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North Parks group to meet Tuesday PIQUA —The North Parks Neighborhood Association will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Wilder School. This is a change of the group’s regular meeting date. The group will vote as to whether they will chose the fourth Tuesday of the month permanently. Members also will review past projects and make plans for 2012. The group is asking residents to attend and make suggestions for meaningful goals that will improve the city and/or give aid to the elderly and handicapped of the community. Anyone knowing of an individual needing help with exterior maintenance should contact the association. Residents may call 773-4656 if unable to attend or for more information.

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Bachman gains Order of George Annual award honors outstanding community service BY BETHANY J. ROYER Staff Writer PIQUA — A number of awards were presented to extraordinary individuals Thursday evening at the 66th Annual Meeting of the Piqua Area Chamber of Commerce at the Piqua Country Club. The most anticipated and covered was also the 44th installation of the Order of George, considered the highest and most

prestigious community honor that recognizes lifetime civic achievements. The award is presented to what many would consider as an asset to the community, and for the night’s recipient, recognized for a remarkable service to the area. Duane Bachman, former superintendent of Piqua City Schools, was chosen not only for his enthusiasm, team spirit and confidence, but an expansive resume of volunteer work through numerous organizations. Those MIKE ULLERY/STAFF PHOTO include but are not limited to the FOR PHOTO REPRINTS, GO TO WWW.DAILYCALL.COM resident Duane Bachman thanks a large crowd gathered at the Piqua Chamber of Commerce Community Affairs and Safety Council, Piqua Area Chamber of Commerce annual dinner at the Piqua Country Club as he accepts the 2012 Order of George Award as his famSee Bachman/Page 2 ily, left, and Chamber President Kathy Sherman, far right, look on.



Alleged shooter bound over Tubbs’ case goes to grand jury BY WILL E SANDERS Staff Writer


Piqua police and medics handles a two-vehicle crash at the intersection of Troy-Sidney and Statler roads on Thursday. It was one of many crashes reported during a snowy day.

Slick roads = rash of accidents

The Shipley canal boat came down from Findlay in March 1887 STAFF REPORT with 50,000 wooden handle blanks for delivery to PIQUA — A little bit of snow the Piqua Handle Co. caused a flurry of accidents in and Courtesy of the Piqua Public Library around Piqua on late Thursday morning, but no serious injuries Lottery were reported. CLEVELAND (AP) — A family member driving a vehiThursday’s lottery numbers: cle following behind a city ambuNight Drawings: lance en route to the Upper Valley ■ Rolling Cash 5 Medical Center slid into the ditch 3-5-13-20-29 and a roll over crash in the southbound lane of I-75 near mile marker ■ Pick 3 Numbers 84 were two of nearly a dozens of ve7-4-3 hicle accidents — most single car ac■ Pick 4 Numbers 8-3-4-6 Day Drawings: ■ Midday 3 6-9-7 ■ Midday 4 4-5-4-8

cidents — that kept emergency first responders in the county on their toes, authorities said. However, once the snow stopped falling the accidents decreased significantly. Vehicles hitting guard rails and spinning out on I-75 exit ramps were other examples of what the slick conditions put Miami County motorists through in what has otherwise been a mild winter driving season. Steady traffic along Interstate 75 resumed after noontime Thursday.

Most of the traffic accidents transpired in the northern half of Miami County, which witnessed more snowfall than the southern portion of the county. Piqua police Lt. Jason Preston, who was on duty during the snowfall, said only three to four accidents were reported within the city limits. Preston said the snowfall and slick road conditions caused most of the accidents. He urged area residents to drive appropriately when road conditions are slick.

TROY — The alleged gunman who shot a city man at close range four times in a drug deal gone bad near Fountain Park in Piqua on Dec. 5 und e r went a preliminary hearing i n TUBBS Miami County Municipal Court on Thursday. Aaron D. Tubbs, 22, at large, represented himself at his preliminary hearing before Judge Elizabeth Gutmann and afterward the judge found probable cause and ordered all of his charges to be bound over to common pleas court for grand jury consideration. Tubbs, who was arraigned last week after his extradition from Ft. Wayne, Ind., remains behind bars at the Miami See Shooter/Page 2

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BY BETHANY J. ROYER Higgins-Madewell has a broad fan base thanks to their unique, Staff Writer Classified.....................10-12 original music but their music is Comics................................9 not all they are known for as sevEntertainment.....................5 Editor’s note: This is a first in a eral amazing, complicated stories Horoscope...........................9 series of in-depth stories that will brought the musicians to Local.................................3, 8 look into the stu6 2 Staunton. Stories of 7 4 8 2 5 8 2 1 0 1 Nation...................................6 dents and staff at loss, hope, second Obituaries............................2 Staunton School in chances, survival and a need to give Opinion................................4 Piqua. PIQUA — A speback. Stories that all Parenting.............................6 came together in Sports...........................13-15 cial group of stu- Do you have an idea for a Local Front story? Weather...............................3 dents congregated in Let Susan Hartley know at Shawnee, thanks to a single classroom at 773-2721 ext. 14 or e-mail to Collette Shultz, a Staunton School last Staunton intervenMIKE ULLERY/STAFF PHOTO week to listen to the tion specialist, and it Jeff Madewell and Erin Higgins of Higgins-Madewell made a special acoustic melodies being played all begins with a child’s smile. trip to visit the students at Staunton School in Piqua last week to thank and sung exclusively for them by 6 2 See Staunton/Page 8 them for their donations to Madewell’s Christmas in Rosebud project. Higgins-Madewell. 7 4 8 2 5 8 2 1 0 1

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Sean Fisher, of Piqua, appears via video in front of Sidney Municipal Court Pudge Duane Goettemoeller for his arraignment Thursday. Fisher tried to escape police after a failed burglary attempt Wednesday.

Judge arraigns Piqua man after Sidney standoff BY TOM BARNETT Ohio Community Media SIDNEY — Sean M. Fisher, who staged a sixhour standoff with law enforcement officers in Sidney Wednesday morning, appeared before Municipal Court Judge Duane Goettemoeller Thursday morning by video from the Shelby County Jail. Fisher, 33, 529 Boone St., Piqua, is facing four felony charges of burglary, one of attempted burglary and two counts of kidnapping in connection with incidents at Village West Apartments, 500 N. Vandemark Road in Sidney. The burglary charges are felonies of the second degree and attempted burglary a third degree felony. One kidnapping charge is a second degree felony and the other a third degree felony. Judge Goettemoeller, in the presence of Shelby County Prosecutor Ralph Bauer, ordered a Jan. 27 preliminary hearing at 9 a.m. for Fisher and set bond at $50,000 cash or surety on condition he has no further contact with his alleged victims or Village

West. Fisher made no comment as he stoically appeared from the jail. The incident began when Sidney police received a call shortly after 6 a.m. from a Village West resident about a suspicious person at one apartment. Police were joined at the scene by the Shelby County Tactical Response Team. It ended when Fisher attempted to flee from the apartment complex around noon and was quickly apprehended by police. Police Chief Kevin Gessler said Wednesday more than 40 law enforcement personnel were on the scene during the standoff, including Sidney and Piqua police officers, Shelby County Sheriff’s deputies and Sidney Fire and Emergency Services personnel. At one point, Folkerth Avenue was closed was closed to incoming traffic for several hours as police operated from a command post at Days Inn. Gessler said weather was a factor in the long standoff. “We had to keep switching men in and out because of the cold.”

Bachman Continued from page 1 the American Cancer Society of Miami County, the Piqua Arts Council, the Piqua Noon Optimists, the Miami County YMCA, the Miami Valley Center’s annual Summer Cruise-in event, the Piqua Catholic school board, the D.A.R.E. program, St. Terese Homebound Hospital program and the Miami County Red Cross. According to the Chamber of Commerce these are only a small sampling of Bachman’s contributions by serving on boards, directing, and chairing, to name but a few of his many hats of service to both the city of Piqua and Miami County. Bachman, wiping his face of tears, accepted the award, along with his wife Mary Jane and their eight children. “I’m very flattered, I’m not deserving, but I’m very, very pleased,” said Bachman, while referencing a little lettuce and dressing spilled on his tie in good humor. “It’s been a labor of love, I appreciate it very much, had a lot of fun and thank you for this honor.” For his service, Bachman was also recognized by State Rep. Richard Adams as one of Ohio’s finest citizens. The night would not have been complete without many other outstanding individuals that selflessly serve the community and were honored at the Chamber event. Established in 1992 the Chamber Achievement recognizes outstanding volunteers to the organization with this year’s recipients work and dedication benefiting the entire community. Mike Yannucci, Kazy Hinds, Duane Bachman and Marilyn Haldeman were thanked for their work on the Day of Honor

memorial, remembering those who lost their lives 10 years ago on Sept. 11, 2001. Along with their committee, Yannucci, Hinds, Bachman and Haldeman ensured every detail was perfect for that day last fall, from lighting of candles, the raising of 600 flags, a parade of flags and first responders, bagpipe players and speakers, Mr. and Mrs. John Titus. The Titus family lost their daughter on board Flight 175 that crashed into the south tower of the World Trade Center. The Chamber of Commerce also recognized the Business Person of the Year which went to Lynn Sever, third generation family owned business of PSC Crane and Rigging, for his having met and exceeded all the criteria for the honor. • Actively involved with enhancing Piqua through business, community and/or the Chamber of Commerce • Recognition by their peers and professional groups • Creating employment opportunities for citizens • Facility or building improvements • Making Piqua a better place to live and work The 2011 Commercial beautification award for exterior restoration or renovation of existing facilities or newly constructed structures that improve the immediate surrounding area were given to: Christy Construction at 9045 N. Looney Road, First Choice Paint and Body at the former Fitzpatrick Steel building, Knights Service Center at 1241 E. Ash St. and Smitty’s Bicycle & Locksmith For more information on winners and how to become a member of the Piqua Chamber of Commerce visit

TROY — Hazel Brown, 102, of Troy, passed away at 3:05 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 1 9 , 2012, at t h e Covingt o n C a r e Center, Covingt o n . Hazel w a s b o r n BROWN May 13, 1909, in Laura. She was preceded in death by her parents, Solomon and Mina (Shellabarger) Billhimer; her husbands, Herbert Otto Butt, Howard Bissett and Lloyd Brown; siblings: Mary Neff, Joe Billhimer, Sam Billhimer, Esther Cottrell, Betty Winch, David Billhimer, John Billhimer, Norma Jean Meek; and daughter, Beverly Lamoreaux. She is survived by her brother, Paul Billhimer; sons and daughters: Herbert (Helen) Butt, Phyllis (James) Anderson, Pat (Carl) Peterson and Bruce (Lou) Brown; grandchildren: Linda (Don) Buirley, Rex (Karen) Butt, Pam (Mark) Favorite, Kevin (Nancy) Butt, Debbie (Steve) Barkett, Mary Porazzo and Jamie (Yuki) Anderson; additional grandchildren from out of the area totaling 20; 40

great-grandchildren and 28 great-great grandchildren. Hazel knew how to work. As a small child she was paid to work on various farms to help support her family. After her first marriage, she moved to Troy in 1927 where she worked at various jobs. She took in laundry, worked at Waco Aircraft, was a waitress and cook at many restaurants and was a Stanley Home Products dealer. Hazel was a member of St. John’s United Church of Christ for more than 60 years. She was also a charter member of Waco Aircraft and Redman’s Lodge. Halfway through her life she met the love of her life, Lloyd. They were able to spend 54 wonderful years together. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Baird Funeral Home, Troy, with Rev. Dr. Keith Wagner officiating. Interment will follow in Miami Memorial Park, Covington. Friends may call from 24 and 6-8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the St. John’s United Church of Christ Organ Fund, 130 S. Walnut St., Troy, OH 45373. Friends may express condolences to the family through

Richard G. ‘Dick’ Bergman BRADFORD — Richard G. “Dick” Bergman, 78, of Bradford, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2012, at the Patriot Ridge Nursing Home, Fairborn. Dick was born in Dayton on Dec. 14, 1933, to the late Gilbert G. and Frances (Bernholt) Bergman. He was a Covington High School graduate, class of 1952; a U.S. Army veteran; retired from General Motors as a foreman with 36 years of service; a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Bradford, where he was very active working on the church bulletin and in the building of the Church Hall; a Scout Master for many years in Dayton and also the Camp Fire Girls Family Camping; active in the St. Vincent-DePaul Society; and had visited all 50 states. He was preceded in death by his parents; granddaughter, Mandy Deppen; sister, Patricia Barga; and brother-in-law, John Kollesser. Dick is survived by his wife of 55 years, Maurita M. (Holtz) Bergman; three sons and daughters-inlaw, Lawrence and Maryann Bergman of Dayton, Anthony Bergman of Dayton, Andrew and Katie Bergman of Rio Rancho, N.M.; three

daughters and sonsi n - l a w, Beth and Ray Diehl of DeGraff, Lori and Bill Deppen of St. Paris, Eileen and Jeff Merrick of Warrensburg, Mo.; 19 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; sister, Marilyn Kollesser of Columbus; and other relatives and friends. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Monday at ImConception maculate Catholic Church, Bradford, with the Rev. Fr. Jim Duell and the Rev. Fr. Jim Simons concelebrating. Interment will follow in Miami Memorial Park Cemetery, Covington. The family will receive friends from 2-5 p.m. Sunday at the Stocker-Fraley Funeral Home, Bradford. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to The Mandy Deppen Memorial Scholarship, First Central National Bank, 103 S. Springfield St., P.O. Box 730, St. Paris, OH 43072. The family would like to thank the staff at Patriot Ridge Nursing Home for their wonderful care of Richard. Condolences may be made to the family at

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Shooter Continued from page 1 County Jail on an increased bond of $1.1 million, which Gutmann ordered. He has been charged with attempted murder, aggravated robbery, having a weapon while under disability, trafficking drugs and a probation violation — all felonies. If convicted as charged, Tubbs faces more than two decades in prison. Authorities charged Tubbs with the shooting of Michal Butts of Piqua, who was shot four times at close range while sitting in his car during a reported drug

deal in the 1300 block of Forest Avenue near Fountain Park in December. Butts spent a week in the hospital before he was released and sustained gunshot wounds to the chin, the right chest, the right abdomen and the right arm, family members said. Following the shooting, Tubbs fled the area and was not apprehended until three days before Christmas in Fort Wayne without incident. Since that time he was in custody of Indiana authorities until he was extradited back to Miami County last week.

Richard Adams TROY — Richard Adams, 78, of Troy, passed away at 3:29 p.m. Wednesd a y , Jan. 18, 2012, at Good Samari t a n Hospit a l , D a y ton. H e ADAMS w a s born Jan. 10, 1934, in Oil Springs, Ky., the son of the late Harrison and Altie (Jackson) Adams. Richard married Nancy Casey; and she survives. He also is survived by his four sisters and brothers-in-law, Lora Larck of Tipp City, Flora and Eugene Craft of West Liberty, Ky., Cora and Herman Horner of Troy and Florence and Dale Kennedy of Christiansburg; three brothers and a sister-inlaw, Raymond Adams of

Troy, Frank Adams of Troy, Carl and Bonnie Adams of Troy; and sisterin-law, Carolyn Sue Adams of Fletcher. In addition to his parents, he also was preceded in death by four brothers, William, Ernest, James and Bob Adams. Richard was a member of Church of Christ, Tipp City, and a former member of Troy Eagles No. 971. He retired as a farm worker and a long hall truck driver with the Sanitation Department of the city of Hieliah, Fla. A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Fisher-Cheney Funeral Home, Troy, with the Rev. Bob Vincent officiating. A visitation will be from 1-2 p.m. (one hour prior to service) at the funeral home. Condolences may be expressed to the family at

Mary E. Rice PLEASANT HILL — Mary E. Rice, 91, of Pleasant Hill, passed away Thursday, Jan. 19, 2012, at Upper Valley Medical Center. She was born July 31, 1917, in Miami County, to her parents Harve and Minnie Wolfe. Mary graduated from Newton High School, worked as a homemaker throughout her life and was a member of the First Brethren Church of Pleasant Hill. She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Basil Emerson Rice; granddaughter, Andrea Sturwold; and son-in-law, Bill Pfister. She will be missed and remembered by her daughter, Judy Pfister of Pleasant Hill; grandchildren, Brian and Barbara Pfister of Pleasant Hill, Jana and Robert Conley of Troy; great-grandchil-

dren, Robert Conley, MarConley, Amber cus Collins, April Huff and Michelle Pfister; greatgreat-grandchildren, Alexis Collins, Hunter Collins, Mabel Francis, Ziva Francis, Andrew Huff, Ethan Conley, Madeline Conley and Lillian Conley; brother and sisterin-law, Carl and Barbara Wolfe. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Jackson-Sarver Family Funeral Home, 1 S. Main St., Pleasant Hill. Interment will follow at Pleasant Hill Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 10-11 a.m. Monday at the funeral home. If so desired, memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one’s choice. Online memories may be left for the family at

Patrick Allen Purcell CORNELIUS, N.C. — Patrick Allen Purcell, 62, of Cornelius, N.C., died peacefully at 8:50 p.m. Friday, Jan. 6, 2012, at Presbyterian Hospital, Charlotte, North Carolina. He passed after a lengthy illness with his longtime friend, Nancy Chandler and Hospice at his bedside. Patrick was born July 9, 1949, in Piqua, He was preceded in death by his parents, Lawrence Edward and Norma Hope (Foust) Purcell, both of Piqua. He graduated in 1967 from Piqua Central High School and attended The Ohio State University. His love of motorcycles began at age 14, while hanging out at Honda of Piqua, where he was given his first real job. He worked as a salesman for Ashco, Inc., Dayton. While there, he designed a Universal “Sissy Bar” which was manufactured and sold. Pat then became associated with Husqvarna and worked in Georgia, Michigan and finally Charlotte, N.C., where he ended his career with them as buyer for the Forest and Garden Division. Pat raced dirt bikes in motocross races for many years. He enjoyed playing golf and attended many

local golf tournaments. He was an Ohio State football fan. Through the years, there was always a funny story about someone or some mischief he had gotten into. He loved animals and was frequently feeding feral cats or some exotic ducks that landed on the lake near his home. Patrick is survived by his sister, Sharon (Ted) Barhorst of Piqua; two nieces and their children, Tracy Treon (Donn) Andersen, their son, Donn Purcell and daughter, Abigail Victoria of Dover Plains, New York and Stephanie Treon (Derrick) Grove and their daughters, Elaini Sean and Riley Madison of Piqua. Also surviving are his closest friends and confidants: Nancy Chandler and Pat Hopkins of North Carolina and Charles “Chuck” and Jane Karnehm of Troy. Memorial services are to be announced. Patrick was a kind and gentle man. In his memory, do this; be kind to all you encounter, you don’t know what burdens they carry, be good to animals, they know our hearts and love unconditionally and make it a point to keep in touch with friends and family, it may make their day.

Death notice TROY — Roy E. Wilson, 95, of Troy, passed away at 12:07 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 19, 2012, at Springmeade Health Center, Tipp City. Arrangements are pending at Fisher-Cheney Funeral Home, Troy.

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PIQUA — The YWCA Winter Snowmaids will help K-4th graders create several projects with snowflakes from 6-7:30 p.m. Thursday. Class participants will make snowflake stringers, sparkly ice crystals and window clings. All supplies are included in the cost of the class ($10). A $10 membership fee is also required of those students who are 6-11 years old. For more information or for registration, stop at the YWCA Piqua at 418 N. Wayne St., call 7736626 or e-mail

Temperatures will remain cold through today. A stronger storm will impact the area this evening through Saturday morning. A wintry mix with icy conditions may start the weekend. However, temperatures will quickly rise above normal again on Sunday. The high in will be in the mid-40s on Sunday and 50 on Monday before turning colder on Tuesday when the high will drop to 40 and remain at about that level through Thursday. High: 25 Low: 10.


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Area fire dept. to publish cookbook LOCKINGTON — The Lockington Volunteer Fire Department is seeking recipes to be published in a cookbook. The department is a 501c3 non-profit fire department located in southern Shelby County. There will be a special section for chili recipes, from mild to hot. Also, the department is seeking any old photos or stories that relate to the history of Lockington and the Lockington Volunteer Fire Department. Each recipe submitted must be on its own sheet of paper and include the name and contact information for the person submitting the recipe, the category for the recipe, a list of all ingredients, and steps to put the recipe together. You may also submit a brief description or

short story that relates to the recipe. The categories are: • Appetizers • Soups and Salads • Chili • Breads and Rolls • Vegetables and Sides • Main Dishes • Desserts • Cookies and Confections • Miscellaneous. Photos must in print or via e-mail. Please do not send your only copy of a photo. Photos will not be returned. The deadline for all submissions is Friday, May 4. All submissions need to be sent to: Melissa Adams LVFD Cookbook 3605 W. Versailles Rd. Piqua, OH 45356 or via e-mail at: melissa.adams.frg@gmail.

banks, Littman-Thomas Insurance or from any Bradford Lions or Lioness members, or by calling Kathy Myers at 448-2667 or Joanne Ferree at 620-7225 by Sunday. All dinners may be picked up at Clark’s

com Cookbooks will be available starting Labor Day weekend at the Piqua Heritage Festival. You may reserve a copy or copies, if you would like with your recipe submissions. The price of the cookbook will be determined on the number of recipes and photos submitted. All proceeds from the cookbook will benefit the Lockington Volunteer Fire Department. Please help make this a tasty bit of firehouse history. For more information, contact Melissa via e-mail or by calling 773-8085.

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Oh, the woes of the rich and famous o doubt you shook your head when you heard that Tiger Woods’ ex-wife, Elin Nordegren, tore down a $12 million waterfront mansion that she had bought in North Palm Beach, Fla., because she didn’t like it. Now it’s being reported that she tore down the house because it had termites. Hmmmm. Really? Termites? “What do you wanna do, lady? Fumigate or tear it down?” That doesn’t quite explain why she bought the house in the first place. I don’t know about you, but whenever I buy a house for $12 million, I like to get it inspected. Sure, the inspection costs a couple hundred dollars, but who knows? It could save you, oh, $12 million. Or at least the sellers might have dropped the price to $11 million. Also, when I spend $12 million on a house, I like to buy something I like. That way I don’t have to tear it down and build a whole new house that’s going to cost me another $12 million. It’s hard to believe that in all of Florida, with all the foreclosures, Nordegren couldn’t find something she liked for the same price or less. Maybe she’s just one of those people who don’t know how to bargain. Something tells me she’s not a coupon clipper. Now, I don’t know Nordegren, and I’m sure she’s a nice person. It’s just that hearing numbers like that thrown around so casually makes the rest of us a little crazy. Millions of people are out of work, and a lot of the ones who are working are struggling to make ends meet. So when they hear that someone is tossing money out the window with a shovel, well, it’s demoralizing. JIM MULLEN Of course, it’s not as if she Columnist didn’t work hard for that money. She had to live with Tiger in a living hell of private planes, celebrity friends, exotic travel and unimaginable luxury. Those are six horrible years she’ll never get back. Yes, he was, by his own admission, a lousy husband. Like that’s a rare thing. Just in my own little circle, I could tell you tales of lousy husbanding that make Tiger sound like Prince Charming. I’m not taking his side or excusing him. I’m just saying that the only really abnormal thing about this whole situation is the money involved. When regular people get divorced — and it happens every day — it’s not spread all over the front page. We don’t usually read about our friends’ (or our own) marital problems in People magazine, and we don’t read about who got what in the settlement. Was it fair? Let’s ask some random people who don’t know you from Adam and see what they think. We all like to think that if we had that kind of money we wouldn’t throw it away on silly things like tearing down mansions we really didn’t need in the first place. We would do things for other people; we would tear down, say, only a $2 million house and give the other $10 million to charity. Or maybe we’d give it to some of our down-ontheir-luck, ne’er-do-well relatives. Or spring it on some friends who could use a helping hand. Well, maybe we wouldn’t give away the whole $10 million that’s left over, because we’d have to build a new house and buy some new furniture and hire a cleaning person and a pool boy. (I’ve always wanted a pool.) So we’d have only about $6 million left over for good works. But then we should probably save half of that for our old age and, oh, yeah, we’ll need some for property taxes and groceries, and then the kids will have to go to a good college … maybe we should only give a million to charity. Better to be safe than sorry. Actually, let’s put that million dollars in a safe place and wait and see if we need it. Then we can help people — maybe not this year, but in a few years, when they really need it. For all we know, maybe Elin Nordegren has given a ton of money to good causes. But all we’ll ever hear about is the teardown.

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The ‘Hitler of Africa’ remains in power

coalition between Mugabe and the Movement for Democratic Change’s Morgan Tsvangirai” (“No One Feels Safe in Zimbabwe,” Cato Inur planet abounds in stitute, July 3, 2009). dictators, horrific This so-called “coalition” most of whom evenhas not been allowed by Mutually are erased from gabe to actually function, as power by their suffering, reported by Celia W. Dugger mutinous subjects. But one NAT HENTOFF in The New York Times of them — Robert Mugabe Columnist (“Robert Mugabe Hounds — continues his despotic Rivals in Zimbabwe, Parties reign as president of ZimSay,” April 18, 2011): babwe. “More than a quarter of President This land, once “the breadbasket of Africa,” is now a place where hardly any- Robert Mugabe’s opponents in Parliament have been arrested since agreeing one feels safe. In Peter Godwin’s book, “The Fear: to join the government in a shaky powerRobert Mugabe and the Martyrdom of sharing arrangement, part of an intensiZimbabwe” (Little, Brown and Co., 2011), fying campaign of harassment intended he distills this hell during three decades to drive them out of office, officials from of President Mugabe’s “smart genocide”: both sides say.” This is why one member of the tar“There’s no need to directly kill hundreds of thousands, if you can select and geted Movement for Democratic Change kill the right few thousand … It is as if was arrested: “The police accused Moses he has taken an entire nation hostage, Mzila Ndlovu, co-minister for national healing (that is not a typo) of attending a using them as human shields.” In the Oct. 31, 2011, edition of The meeting held without their authorizaWeekly Standard, David Aikman de- tion.” His crime, Dugger reported, was atscribes the impact of this tyrant: “With desperate hyperinflation, a drop tending “a memorial prayer service for in male life expectancy from 62 in 1990 the thousands of civilians from the Ndeto 44 today, widespread cholera, and des- bele minority slain in the early years of perate malnutrition, Zimbabwe is a Mr. Mugabe’s 31-year rule.” But alleged elections continue in Zimdying state presided over by an 87-yearbabwe and this Hitler is ready. Last sumold mafioso.” The United Nations, as usual, has mer, the Times’ Dugger quoted a been useless in rescuing these utterly high-ranking general in the Zimbabwe helpless people. South Africa and a few army, Douglas Nyikayaramba, who said other African nations have murmured this to a state-run newspaper: “President Mugabe will only leave oftheir displeasure — fruitlessly — at this monster who has actually likened him- fice if he sees fit or dies. We will die for him to make sure he remains in power” self to Hitler. In one of my many ineffective columns (“General Says Mugabe Rival Is a Threat about Mugabe’s terror (“Mugabe’s Vic- to Zimbabwe,” June 23, 2011). The military, Dugger reports, will be tims, Mostly Black,” Village Voice, May 6, 2003), I quote his self-appraisal from ubiquitous during the forthcoming elections (as always) because the President’s March 21, 2003: “I am still the Hitler of the time. This opponent, Prime Minister Morgan Hitler has only one objective, justice for Tsvangirai, is, according to the general, his own people, sovereignty for his peo- a “‘major security threat’ who ‘takes inple, recognition of the independence of structions from foreigners.’” However, this “security threat” has his people, and their right to their resources. If that is Hitler, then let me be a “survived arrests, a police beating, asHitler tenfold. Ten times Hitler, that is sassination attempts and a treason trial over the past decade” (“Robert Mugabe what we stand for.” That self-adulatory tribute was in re- Hounds Rivals in Zimbabwe, Parties sponse, as Mugabe noted, to his having Say,” April 18, 2011). Thankfully, he’s not quitting the govbeen compared to Hitler by the British Jim Mullen’s book “Now in Paperback” is now in pa- press. Soon after the speech, the United ernment and will campaign for the presperback. You can reach him at States “accused Zimbabwe’s government idency to free the people of Zimbabwe of unleashing a new wave of violence from Mugabe’s shackles. Moderately Confused Next week we will meet Patience Mhagainst the opposition, which it said was incited when President Robert Mugabe langa, born and raised in Zimbabwe. She compared himself to Adolf Hitler” (“US will tell us how she escaped and is now a slams Mugabe’s ‘black Hitler’ speech,” student at Fairfield University in ConThe Mail & Guardian Online, Sapa-AFP, necticut while also volunteering in such organizations as the Gospel Mission’s orMarch 25, 2003). Further along in the story, it was re- phanage in southeastern India. Paported that President George Bush, re- tience’s calling is to help the abandoned sponding to the violent crackdown, froze wherever she can. This witness against the Hitler of “the assets of Mugabe and 76 other government officials, charging they have un- Africa has a lot to tell us from personal experience. dermined democracy.” And during this next “election,” how But the Hitler of Africa was not intimmany members of the American media idated by the president’s reaction. As I wrote six years later, “the BBC’s will be there as our witnesses to the hell Mike Thomson, in a series of reports that is Robert Mugabe’s merciless occufrom Zimbabwe … spoke to ‘a Zimbab- pation of Zimbabwe? wean mother and (13-year-old) daughter Nat Hentoff is a nationally renowned who are still too afraid to return home after being abducted and repeatedly authority on the First Amendment and raped by militiamen from President the Bill of Rights. He is a member of the Robert Mugabe’s Zanu-PF party a year Reporters Committee for Freedom of the ago.’ … Their fear has not lessened de- Press, and the Cato Institute, where he is spite the new alleged ‘power-sharing’ a senior fellow. Editor’s Note: This is the first in a series on the hell of Zimbabwe.


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To the Editor: On behalf of Covington Exempted Village School District and the Covington Board of Education, I sincerely thank the Covington Fraternal Order of the Eagles and its members for their recent charitable donations. In addition to the annual sponsorship of the districtwide One Call Now notification system (annual cost of $1,575), the organization has made many additional contributions so far this school year thus far. These donations consist of $1,200 for Beginning Kindergarten Bags, $600.00 for a Camera for the Covington High School Media Class, $1,500 for the eighthgrade Smoky Mountain Trip and a very generous $4,427.72 for the purchase of Smart Board Student Response Systems. If it were not for the generosity of organizations like the Eagles, Covington Exempted Village School District would struggle to provide the educational options for our students. In challenging financial times, we are extremely fortunate for the additional help provided by our community. Thank you again to the Covington Fraternal Order of the Eagles, and our many other charitable organizations. —David Larson Superintendent of Covington EVSD

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Second Dem qualifies for Ohio race COLUMBUS (AP) — Ohio’s elections chief has directed counties to list Democrat Bill O’Neill on the March 6 primary ballot for Ohio Supreme Court after a signature dispute. Republican Secretary of State Jon Husted announced the directive Wednesday. O’Neill would face incumbent Justice Robert Cupp, a Republican who has served on the court since January 2007. Husted initially ruled O’Neill was seven valid petition signatures shy of qualifying for the ballot. O’Neill sued Friday, alleging at least 13 signatures in 10 counties were improperly disqualified.









Poe fans call an end to ‘Toaster’ tradition SARAH BRUMFIELD Associated Press BALTIMORE — Edgar Allan Poe fans waited long past a midnight dreary, but it appears annual visits to the writer’s grave in Baltimore by a mysterious figure called the “Poe Toaster” shall occur nevermore. Poe House and Museum Curator Jeff Jerome said early Thursday that diehard fans waited hours past when the tribute bearer normally arrives. But the “Poe Toaster” was a no-show for a third year in a row, leaving another unanswered question in a mystery worthy of the writer’s legacy. Poe fans had said they would hold one last vigil this year before calling an end to the tradition. “It’s over with,” Jerome said wearily. “It will probably hit me later, but I’m too tired now to feel anything else.” It is thought that the tributes of an anonymous man wearing black clothes with a white scarf and a wide-brimmed hat, who leaves three roses and a half-empty bottle of cognac at Poe’s original grave on the writer’s birthday, date to at least the 1940s. Late Wednesday, a crowd gathered outside the gates of the burial ground surrounding Westminster Hall to watch for the mysterious visitor, yet only three impersonators appeared, Jerome said. The gothic master’s tales of the macabre still connect with readers more than 200 years after his birth, including his most famous poem, “The Raven,” and short stories such as “The Tell-Tale Heart” and “The Pit and the Pendulum.” Poe’s “The


A flashlight shines on items left on the gravestone of Edgar Allen Poe by people who pretended to be the mysterious “Poe Toaster” in Baltimore, early Thursday. Fans waited long past a midnight dreary to see if the true “Poe Toaster” would return after a two-year hiatus to leave cognac and roses upon the writer’s grave on the anniversary of his birth, or whether the tradition had reached an end. The “Poe Toaster” was a no-show for a third year. Murders in the Rue Morgue” is considered the first modern detective story. Jerome, who was first exposed to Poe through Vincent Price’s movies, believes people still identify with Poe’s suffering and his lifelong dream to be a poet. He has kept a vigil for the “Poe Toaster” each year since 1978 and built up a team of other dedicated Poe fans who stay awake all night to scan the shadows of the burial ground for the visitor. “I’ve been part of a ritual that people around the world read about,” he said. “I’ll miss it.” One Poe tradition may have ended, but Jerome

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said a reading of tributes by Poe fans at the gravesite planned for Thursday night may develop into a new ritual to mark the writer’s birthday. Jerome says that wherever he travels, he’s asked whether the “Poe Toaster” is real. He believes the mystery of the “Poe Toaster” tradition will remain in the public consciousness despite the end of the visits. That mystery is what has kept Jessica Marxen, 33, a programmer from Randallstown, Md., coming back to watch for the “Poe Toaster” for years. She and her sister Jeannette, 31, an administrative assistant, got involved after Jerome visited their high school and recruited them as volunteers at the Poe House. Though she has watched for the “Poe Toaster” for years, Jessica Marxen said she wouldn’t want to know who he is. “There are so few mysComplete the teries,” she said. “It’s a grid so every row, throwback to a more rocolumn and 3 x 3 mantic time when people box contains could have secrets.” every digit from Poe, who was born in 1 to 9 inclusively. Boston, lived in Baltimore, London, New York, THURSDAY’S SOLUTION Philadelphia and Richmond, Va. During a visit to Baltimore in 1849, he died under mysterious circumstances at age 40. The cause of his death has been the subject of much speculation over the years,

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with theories ranging from murder to rabies. Poe was buried in his grandfather’s lot in Westminster Burial Ground, in what is now downtown Baltimore. In 1875, his body and that of his aunt and mother-in-law Maria Clemm were moved to a prominent spot by the entrance with a memorial marker. The body of his young wife and cousin, Virginia, was exhumed and reburied with him 10 years later. Baltimore recently cut funding for the museum at the rowhouse where Poe lived with relatives from 1832 to 1835, before he found fame as a writer. It must close if it does not become self-sustaining by June. The annual graveside tribute was first mentioned in print in 1950 as an aside in an article that appeared in The Evening Sun of Baltimore about an effort to restore the cemetery, Jerome said. When Jerome spoke to older members of the congregation that once worshiped at the church, they recalled hearing about a visitor in the 1930s. The visitor has occasionally left notes with his tributes, but they haven’t offered much insight into the identity of the “Poe Toaster.” A few indicated the tradition passed to a new generation before the original visitor’s death in the 1990s, and some even mentioned the Iraq War and Baltimore Ravens football team, which was named for Poe’s poem. The vigil inside the former church is closed to the public, but over the years, a crowd has gathered outside the gates to watch. After the “Poe Toaster” failed to show in 2010, last year’s vigil attracted impersonators, including a man who arrived in a limo and a few women. The crowd outside the gates of the burial ground into Thursday morning was more respectful than last year. Even the impersonators were more solemn, perhaps because of the sense that this could be the last vigil, according to Sherri Weaver, 40, of Randallstown, who works in finance. Weaver and a few dozen others — some from as far away as California and Chicago — braved a windy night with temperatures around 30 degrees, hoping to catch a glimpse of the mystery visitor.

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Daughter’s behavior puts her on the brink of banishment DEAR ABBY: I caught my 16-year-old daughter, “Krista,” smoking marijuana. I punished her for it, but never told my wife because I was afraid she’d force me to make a decision that I don’t want to make. I have been married to my second wife for three years. For much of that time, Krista has been a nightmare. When she goes to school, more often than not she’s in the principal’s office for bad behavior. At home she’s worse. She doesn’t listen to anyone. We have tried every type of punishment we can think of and nothing has worked. Recently, my wife brought up the idea of sending Krista to a boarding school for troubled teens. At first, the suggestion made me angry, but after the marijuana incident I am more receptive to it. I am wracked with guilt. Sending my daughter away makes me feel like a failure as a father. But there may be no other choice. How does a parent know when enough is enough? — FED-UP FATHER IN MINNESOTA DEAR FATHER: Do not send your daughter away to a boarding school for “troubled teens” without first having a psychologist identify what is troubling her. If you do what your wife is suggesting, your daughter could return home with more problems than she left with. Sending her away should be a LAST resort. Some family counseling should be tried first. DEAR ABBY: A friend has been confiding in me, telling me her husband abuses her. She says it has gone on the entire 12 years they have been together. He does it in front of the kids, sometimes even while she’s nursing or holding their youngest. He also threatens to shoot her. I’m afraid for her safety. She left him once, but went back after he promised to change and temporarily became the charming man she wishes him to be. She knows she needs to leave again, and I have told her I’ll help her in any way I can to make it happen. She’s trying to hold out until she finishes her degree and can financially support the kids on her own. I’m


Advice afraid she won’t make it that long. I feel so helpless. I worry that by standing by and not taking some kind of action, I’ll be partly responsible for anything that may happen to the kids. On the other hand, she tells me these things in confidence. What can I do to help? — TERRIFIED FOR MY FRIEND DEAR TERRIFIED: Continue encouraging your friend to leave. A man who abuses, terrorizes and threatens to shoot his wife — in front of the children, yet — would have no hesitation about hurting all of them. By now she should have realized that her abuser will never be the man she imagined him to be. The time to leave is while things are calm — before his next outburst. In order for him to control her, he needs to keep her dependent. If he senses that she’s nearing a point where she can support herself and the children without him, he could explode. Make sure she knows how to contact the National Domestic Violence Hotline. The toll-free number is 800-799-7233. The experts there can help her formulate as safe an escape plan as possible. DEAR ABBY: I am currently in a relationship that has become a roller coaster ride for the last few months. My significant other is always accusing me of cheating. He also starts arguments for no reason. Sometimes I wonder if he is having an affair and trying to throw the blame on me for his guilt issues. What do you think? — ARGUED OUT IN INDIANA DEAR ARGUED OUT: That’s very possible. Another reason might be that he’s no longer interested in you and wants to break up. Rather than tolerate his emotional abuse, take the bull by the horns and ask him.

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Disabled girl’s parents narrow criticism BY MATT MOORE Associated Press PHILADELPHIA — The parents of a 3-year-old New Jersey girl who claim she’s being denied a kidney transplant because of her mental disabilities said their problems may be with one doctor, and not The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. “It’s one doctor who’s never seen us who is making this call,” Joe Rivera told The Associated Press on Wednesday. “We’ve had a great experience with CHOP. We’re not against CHOP, but maybe something needs to be changed. One guy tarnished their reputation.” Rivera, 39, and his wife Chrissy plan to meet with hospital officials next week, amid a growing online furor that has experts warning the situation may be much more complex than many realize. The hospital has not commented on the child’s case, citing patient confidentiality laws, but acknowledged the online discussion and said on its Facebook page that “we hear your concerns.” Chrissy Rivera posted a blog entry last week that described an encounter she claimed happened at The Children’s Hospital. She and her husband were there to discuss treatment for her daughter, Amelia, who was born with Wolf-Hirschhorn syndrome, a rare genetic defect that can cause physical and mental disabilities. Amelia will need a transplant in six months to a year. Chrissy Rivera, 36, wrote that a doctor, whom she did not name, told her and her husband that Amelia wouldn’t be eligible for a transplant because of her quality of life and her mental condition. “I put my hand up. ‘Stop talking for a minute. Did you just say that Amelia shouldn’t have the transplant done because she is mentally retarded. I am confused. Did you really just say that?’” she wrote. “I begin to shake. My whole body trembles and he begins to tell me how she will never be able to get on the waiting list because she is mentally retarded.” Joe Rivera said he was left thunderstruck. “It just felt like that you were punched in the gut,” he told the


Three-year-old Amelia Rivera is shown above. Amelia’s parents, who claim that she is being denied a kidney transplant because of her mental disabilities, will meet with hospital officials next week, amid a growing online furor that has experts warning the situation may be much more complex than many realize. AP. “It was mind blowing how people think these days.” But he said that the experience was not necessarily indicative of the treatment they’ve gotten from the hospital. Afterward, Chrissy Rivera, who teaches high school senior English, detailed the exchange on the blog. Her story was seen by Sunday Stilwell, the mother of two severely autistic boys, and she began an online petition Friday, demanding that the hospital give a transplant to the girl. By Wednesday afternoon, 26,520 people had signed it. “I read Chrissy’s original blog post, and I just cried. I couldn’t believe it,” said Stilwell, whose boys are 6 and 9. “I shared it on Twitter with all my followers and on Facebook.” Children’s Hospital said in a statement that it “does not disqualify potential transplant candidates on the basis of intellectual abilities.” “We have transplanted many children with a wide range of disabilities, including physical and intellectual disabilities,” it said, adding that it is “deeply

committed” to providing the best possible medical care for all children, including those with disabilities. It noted the debate on its Facebook page. “We’re listening. We hear your concerns and take seriously your posts, emails and phone calls,” it wrote, adding, “Please know that you have been heard and that your feedback is appreciated.” Stilwell has been in contact with the Riveras daily over the events. “There’s a lot of camaraderie” between parents of specialneeds kids, Stilwell said. “Almost all of us, across the board, have experienced some discrimination. I’ve certainly had some bad run-ins with some certainly ignorant doctors, but nothing like this. That’s part of the reason I did it. I couldn’t actually believe this was happening.” The issue the Riveras face is not simple, said Arthur Caplan, director of the University of Pennsylvania Center for Bioethics. For example, the blog notes that Chrissy Rivera told the hospital that “we plan on donating” the kidney because they come from a large family.

“Most adults can’t donate an organ because it won’t fit” a child, Caplan said. “You’re starting to say you’re going to use another child as a living donor, and that’s ethically really trouble.” The supply of organs for child transplants is “extremely limited,” Caplan added. “So you have hard choices to make,” he said. “Dialysis may be a better option.” However, in recent years some hospitals have pioneered ways to use an adult’s kidney in a child. According to the National Institutes of Health, 87,820 people were awaiting kidney transplants as of last February. The National Kidney Foundation, which seeks to enhance the lives of people affected by kidney disease, said 4,573 patients died in 2008 while waiting for kidney transplants. A 2006 study from Ohio State University on kidney transplants for patients with mental disabilities found that the oneand three-year survival rates for 34 people were 100 percent and 90 percent, respectively. “The studies reported good

compliance with post-transplant medications due to consistent support from family members or caregivers,” the paper noted. The researchers added that previous controversies over mental disabilities and transplants led the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations to express concern that many people with disabilities are “denied evaluation and referral for transplantation.” Whatever the medical details of Amelia’s situation, her mother’s blog captured the anger of parents with disabled children who don’t want outsiders to decide life and death issues. “Do not talk about her quality of life,” Rivera wrote of her exchange with the doctor last week. “You have no idea what she is like. We have crossed many, many road blocks with Amelia and this is just one more. So, you don’t agree she should have it done? Fine. But tell me who I talk to next.” Mary Beth Happ, a professor at the University of Pittsburgh Center for Bioethics and Health Law, said that the issue of severe mental disability and kidney transplants has been a source of contention for nearly two decades. “Co-existing health problems such as weakened immune system and/or heart disease, which are prevalent in (WolfHirschhorn syndrome), are an additional risk that transplant centers and parents must consider,” Happ wrote in an email. But Happ and Caplan noted that it’s virtually impossible to have a full discussion of Amelia’s case because of medical privacy laws. “We’re seeing this more and more where very private, difficult medical decisions are debated in the media without the full facts,” Happ said, adding that while the general discussion can be good, the risks of one side or another inflating the situation is problematic. Caplan said he has heard of cases in which other transplant programs considered severe mental disability as a factor in transplants. “With scarcity, social factors do count, with every transplant,” he said.

Perry quits race; Santorum new Iowa winner Texas governor casts support to Gingrich BY DAVID ESPO Associated Press N O R T H CHARLESTON, S.C. — The race for the Republican presidential nomination is veering toward South Carolina surreal. Mitt Romney was stripped of his Iowa caucus victory Thursday, then was stung by Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s withdrawal and endorsement of Newt Gingrich, the former House speaker who was stunningly accused in turn by an ex-wife of seeking an open marriage so he could keep his mistress. “Newt’s not perfect, but who among us is,” said Perry, abruptly quitting the race shortly before an evening debate and less than 48 hours before the polls open in Saturday’s first-in-the-South primary. His decision to end a once-promising candidacy left Romney, Gingrich, for-


Republican presidential candidate Texas Gov. Rick Perry pauses while announcing he is suspending his campaign and endorsing Newt Gingrich on Thursday in North Charleston, S.C. mer Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum and Texas Rep. Ron Paul the remaining contenders in the race to pick a Republican to challenge Democratic President Barack Obama this fall. Recent polls, coupled with Perry’s endorsement, suggested Gingrich was the candidate with the momentum and Romney

the one struggling to validate his standing as frontrunner. Whatever else the impact, the day’s events reduced the number of contenders vying to emerge as Romney’s principal conservative alternative. The former Massachusetts governor had other challenges in a state where unemployment ap-

proaches 10 percent. He adamantly refused to explain why some of his millions were invested in the Cayman Islands, how much was there or whether any other funds were held offshore. Under pressure from his rivals to release his income tax returns before the weekend a demand first made by Perry in a

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The Company to host annual invitational PIQUA — The Piqua High School Show Choir, The Company, will host its 29th annual invitational beginning at 8 a.m. with evening finals at 7:30 p.m. Saturday. The Company is in its 32nd year of experience and has established itself as an active, entertaining, and award winning ensemble. This year’s group includes 46 singer/dancers, a 21member combo “Audio Hype,” and a 13-member stage crew. In addition to performing frequently in and around the Piqua area, The Company has enjoyed success in competition placing in the top six in numerous contests in Ohio, Indiana and West Virginia. The group also has received caption awards for vocals, choreography, combo, soloists, show concept, and costumes. This past fall the group was awarded first runner-up at Central Crossing and Grand Champion at the Ada Music Feast, and on Saturday, Jan. 14, The Company won Grand Champion for the third consecutive year at the Beavercreek Show Choir Invitational. Fifteen show choirs competed for the title this year at the all day event. Piqua’s Sam Roth was named Best Vocal Performer, and Audio Hype was named best instrumental combo. Seventeen show choirs are scheduled to compete at the Piqua invitational, including Beavercreek, Cuyahoga, Fairfield, Fairfield Women, Franklin Central, Franklin Central


The Piqua High School Show Choir The Company will host its 29th annual invitational beginning at 8 a.m. with evening finals at 7:30 p.m. Saturday. Women, Hurricane, Lehman, Medina, Milton-Union, Riverdale, Ross, Solon, Troy, VanBuren, Vermilion and Wapakoneta. Tickets for Saturday’s invitational will be available at the door and include: • All day ticket for $13. This will provide entrance into both the daytime and evening performances. • Daytime show tickets are $5 for students and $8 for adults. Participating choir members and directors do not need a ticket. If the need arises, non-ticket hold-

ers must relinquish their seats to paid ticket holders. • Evening tickets are $8. Everyone will need a ticket to enter the auditorium for the evening performances. Performing Show Choir members who have tickets will be seated in the rear south upper section (to keep from disturbing the audience when leaving to perform. • Souvenir programs will be sold for $5. Also Saturday, the Piqua invitational will host a chicken and noodles dinner starting at 6 p.m. before awards ceremony for $6.

The Company’s 2011-12 singers and dancers include Olivia Barhorst, Ben Beck, Kasey Boettiger, Jon Bostick, Ryan Burch, Makayla Carnes, Will Cissner, Austin Collett, Allison Comstock, Josh Cooley, Kenny Coulter, Caitlin Cromes, Justis Davis, Brad Dotson, Logan Ernst, Annie Finfrock, Mikayla Gao, Ashley Gerlach, Isaac Hale, Adrian Hemm, Kyler Holland, Tori Hostetter, Sierra Iddings, Austin Lavy, Kassidy Liptock, Summer Littlejohn, Carly Lyman, Taylor Mayberry, Lauren McGraw, Emily Mikola-

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Jeff Madewell and Erin Higgins, of Higgins-Madewell, made a special trip to visit the students at Staunton Street School last week to thank them for their donations to Madewell’s Christmas in Rosebud project. “With my kids, I can ing together for two years to help students who may tell when they step off the not have been quite as bus if they have had a bad successful at a regular night, morning, no meds, school find it at Staunton don’t feel well,” explained through an IEP or Indi- Shultz. “We try to talk to vidualized Education them and get to the source before it comes out Plan. “That’s why they are in another way.” This attention helps here and they are thrilled to see their progress,” said students feel at home, Shultz and that through Shultz said. “When they walk in g u i d the builda n c e , hen they ing, they and with the help walk into in are welcomed by of supthe building, name by portive parents, they are welcomed by any and the spe- name by any and all all staff and it’s cialist a n d staff and it’s the the same teacher’s same when they when they leave.” assistant leave. All the have creStaunton ated a strong, —Collette Shultz c l a s s rooms use successa point ful bond with the students. “We are system for behavior that close in here, you become may vary from room to room, but are based on a a very close family.” Staunton School, for- similar concept. Students merly an elementary earn points for behavior school in the Piqua City and should they earn Schools system, is a small enough throughout the school consisting of only week are awarded a “Fri35 students who come day Activity.” “We have different from across the county, from Piqua, Miami East, rooms designated for Covington, Troy, Bethel games, crafts, a movie, and Tipp City, ranging in gym time, and also a room grades elementary to high for the students that did not earn the activity,” school. “Because of our size, we Shultz explained. ”This know all of the students,” gives the students a said Shultz of the chance to interact with Staunton staff that she different staff, different finds amazing on several students, and work tolevels and went on to de- wards a goal. We have scribe the staff as like any also had some trips, such other group of people, as bowling and skating, with inner struggles from that the students had to time to time, but when earn a month’s worth of push comes to shove, “We Friday Activities in order are there to cover each to go.” When it comes to acaother for each other, no questions asked. That, to demics, there is a requireme, is a beautiful thing.” ment to meet the Shultz says that by student’s home school dispaying attention staff can trict credits, with some reone-on-one see if there is something ceiving going on with a student assistance. There is also a Junior that they need to be Achievement program aware of.



From the left to right, Staunton student Dilan, musicians Erin Higgins and Jeff Madewell, Staunton Intervention specialist Collette Shultz with students TJ, DJ, and Earon. that helps older students for Christmas in Rosebud some way, help,” agreed with job skills and re- by her students. She said Entingh. It is obvious that they learn a lot through sumes. “We hope to do some job giving and helping others, Shultz has been moved by shadowing and add an en- “You feel good about your- not only Madewell’s need to give back under extrepreneurial type of ele- self when you give.” circum“It raises your self-es- traordinary ment,” said Shultz, noting her students’ contribu- teem,” said Entingh, who stances, as well as the tions to the Rosebud has been at Staunton for need to give back by her reservation of donated five years and was sister, whom she considclothing, toys and making awarded Employee of the ers her hero, after a yarn hats perfect for Year by the Miami County tremendous loss. Her students’ chalEducational Service Cenlearning life skills. The students have ter thanks to nominations lenges have moved her, made eight hats so far, by Shultz and their stu- too. Speaking about one of with a goal of 50 before dents last fall. For both Shultz and her graduates, Shultz exthe end of the school year when Higgins-Madewell Entingh it’s not only about plained how the student teamwork, helping good drew a picture of a cowboy plan another visit. “They want to see how causes so as to teach life and a horse, and donated the hats are going,” said skills to their students, it to an Eagles’ Wings StaShultz and that Madewell but about bringing a posi- ble silent auction a couple of years ago. wants to spend an entire tive light to Staunton. Eagles’ Wings Stable of“I just want people reday with the students. The students have also ally to know,” said Shultz fers equine assisted theractivities to helped with smile kits for on changing Staunton’s apeutic reputation. children and adults with Caitlin’s Smiles that negative touches the lives of chil- “They are protective and mental or physical handiloving kids, I just want caps. dren in hospitals. “It was really cool,” said “That’s was how things people to know that. I started to snowball,” would like the stigma to Shultz of her student’s work and how his donaShultz said as the stu- be gone.” Shultz would also like tion was showcased in dents enjoyed the handson opportunities of to see people come to the several papers. “It was putting together the smile school to speak and for neat for him.” For more information kits that rolled over into area businesses to help www.higginsmaking hats for Rosebud. students find jobs or do visit “That hands-on is a big volunteer and/or job shad- m a d e w e l l . c o m , www.christmasforroseowing work. thing for a lot of them.” or caitlins“It would be great if the Shultz is thrilled about the outpouring of support community wanted to, in

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In 2000, Shultz, who has worked at the Staunton school for the last four years, with 25 years of teaching experience, lost her niece, Caitlin, to cancer. Caitlin was only eight years old when she passed away after a four year battle. With loss came a desire to help others through a non-profit organization started in 2004 by her mother called Caitlin’s Smiles, that is dedicated to putting smiles on the faces of children with a chronic or life-threatening illness. Shultz involvement in Caitlin’s Smiles brought her to other non-profits including the Make-AWish Foundation and she was even compelled to start her own, Aunt Coco’s Kitchen, to help support her Smiles. To thank the volunteers in these non-profit programs a visit by HigginsMadewell was requested and from there, the rest is almost history. Almost, because were it not for his own battles with illness, Jeff Madewell, a five-time cancer survivor, the meeting at Staunton may have never happened. The 98 percent loss of his vision from Hodgkin’s Disease as a teen in 1985, followed by respiratory disease, non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma that required a bone marrow transplant, and a tumor, Madewell has faced a mountain of However, challenges. through it all, he has shown a fierce determination to give back and like Caitlin’s mother found a way to do just that. Last week he sat in Shultz’s Staunton classroom with his singing partner, Erin Higgins, explaining why he started the clothing and toy drive, Christmas in Rosebud, to help those living in poverty on an Indian reservation in South Dakota. What began in 1999 with seven skids of donations has grown to an annual drive of such proportions as to require a full semi truck. Shultz became involved with Christmas in Rosebud and then brought her students on board. A classroom of 11 and 12 graders facing their own life challenges. Along with teacher’s assistant, Maxine Entingh, the two have been work-












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PIQUA, Nice 2 Bedroom Apartment. C/A, metro accepted, no pets, appliances included, remodeled, new carpet and paint. (937)667-0123

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910 BRICE Ave. 2 Bedroom house. $435 plus deposit. No pets. (937)418-9800 COVINGTON, 24 N. Ludlow, 2 Bedroom, 1 car garage, fenced yard, all appliances, no pets, $450 (937)418-8912

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320 Houses for Rent

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583 Pets and Supplies

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PIQUA, 4 Bedroom, 410 S Main Street, no pets, stove, refrigerator, 2 car garage, $625 (937)418-8912

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

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

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

PIQUA, 520 Miami Street, small 2 bedroom, 1 car garage, central air, $550, (937)418-8912.

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PIQUA, 923 Falmouth, 3 bedroom, 1 Car garage, stove refrigerator, no pets, $625, (937)418-8912 TROY, 2507 Inverness, $700 a month. 2474 Thornhill, $710 a month. 1221 Skylark, $725 a month. Plus one month deposit, no metro. (937) 239-1864 Visit

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

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CHAWEENIE, long haired, red, 8 months old, spayed, all shots, housebroken, $300. (937)773-3489. GERBILS, free. (2) Females, supplies and equipment included. Easy to care for. (937)418-4093

545 Firewood/Fuel FIREWOOD, $125 a cord pick up, $150 a cord delivered, $175 a cord delivered and stacked (937)308-6334 or (937)719-3237 FIREWOOD for sale. All seasoned hardwood, $150 per cord split/ delivered, (937)844-3756. SEASONED FIREWOOD $170 per cord. Stacking extra, $135 you pick up. Taylor Tree Service available (937)753-1047

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

DUMP BED, 8-ft. Easy Dump, $500. Metal standing seam roofing tools, 4 piece set, $225. Neon open sign, $50. (937)214-8853

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

583 Pets and Supplies BICHON FRISE, Maltese, Yorkie, Shi-chons, Maltipoo, Non-Shedding. $100 and up. (419)925-4339

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

880 SUV’s 830 Boats/Motor/Equipment BOAT, Alumacraft, 15 HP Evinrude motor, Gator trailer. Includes: Anchormate, Shakespeare trolling motor, Eagle II depthfinder, oars and anchors. $1800 OBO. (937)492-4904

CANOES, 17' Grummond, $400. 14' Rouge River, $200, (937)216-0860.

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Silver, 3.1 liter V-6, good gas mileage, 150,000 miles. $3,200 or best offer. (937)778-4078

LEGAL NOTICE DIRECTORY SHERIFF’S SALE MIAMI COUNTY COMMON PLEAS Case No.: 08-593 Deutsche Bank National Trust Company, as Trustee, in trust for the registered holders of Argent Securities, Inc., Asset Backed Pass Through Certificates, Series 2005W3 vs. Carolyn S. Wion, et al Pursuant to the command of an Order of Sale in the above name cause to me directed by the Court of Common Pleas of Miami County, Ohio, I will offer at Public Sale in the lobby of the Sheriff on February 22, 2012 at 10:00 o’clock in the a.m. the following described premises, to-wit: Situated in the City of Piqua, County of Miami, and State of Ohio Parcel Number: N44-072440 Also known as: 1721 Amherst Avenue, Piqua, Ohio 45356 A full legal description may be obtained in the Office of the Recorder of Miami County, Ohio. Appraised at Seventy Two Thousand and 00/100 ($72,000.00) Dollars and cannot be sold for less than twothirds of the appraisement. TERMS OF SALE: 10% of appraised value down time of sale and .5% of appraised value for conveyance and recording, balance within 30 days of confirmation. Melissa N. Meinhart, Attorney 1/20, 1/27, 2/3-2012

SHERIFF’S SALE MIAMI COUNTY COMMON PLEAS Case No.: 09-019 LaSalle Bank, National Association, as Trustee for Certificateholders of Bear Sterans Asset Backed Securities I, LLC, Asset Backed Certificates, Series 2005-HE8 vs. Angela Marie Magill, et al Pursuant to the command of an Order of Sale in the above name cause to me directed by the Court of Common Pleas of Miami County, Ohio, I will offer at Public Sale in the lobby of the Sheriff on February 22, 2012 at 10:00 o’clock in the a.m. the following described premises, to-wit: Situated in the Township of Newberry, County of Miami, and State of Ohio Parcel Number: H17-035700 Also known as: 9311 West US Route 36, Covington, Ohio 45318 A full legal description may be obtained in the Office of the Recorder of Miami County, Ohio. Appraised at Ninety Nine Thousand and 00/100 ($99,000.00) Dollars and cannot be sold for less than two-thirds of the appraisement. TERMS OF SALE: 10% of appraised value down time of sale and .5% of appraised value for conveyance and recording, balance within 30 days of confirmation. David F. Hanson, Attorney 1/20, 1/27, 2/3-2012



SHERIFF’S SALE MIAMI COUNTY COMMON PLEAS Case No.: 11-222 U.S. Bank, National Association, as Trustee for Mortgage Pass Through Certificates, Series 2007-1 vs. Benjamin D. Davis, et al Pursuant to the command of an Order of Sale in the above name cause to me directed by the Court of Common Pleas of Miami County, Ohio, I will offer at Public Sale in the lobby of the Sheriff on February 8, 2012 at 10:00 o’clock in the a.m. the following described premises, to-wit: Situated in the City of Piqua, County of Miami, and State of Ohio Parcel Number: N44-033140 Prior Deed Reference: Volume 716, page 561 Also known as: 519 Wilson Avenue, Piqua, Ohio 45356 A full legal description may be obtained in the Office of the Recorder of Miami County, Ohio. Appraised at Sixty Thousand and 00/100 ($60,000.00) Dollars and cannot be sold for less than two-thirds of the appraisement. TERMS OF SALE: 10% of appraised value down time of sale and .5% of appraised value for conveyance and recording, balance within 30 days of confirmation. Christopher J. Mantica, Attorney 1/6, 1/13, 1/20-2012

SHERIFF’S SALE MIAMI COUNTY COMMON PLEAS Case No.: 10-317 Chase Home Finance, LLC vs. Scott D. Parker, et al Pursuant to the command of an Order of Sale in the above name cause to me directed by the Court of Common Pleas of Miami County, Ohio, I will offer at Public Sale in the lobby of the Sheriff on February 22, 2012 at 10:00 o’clock in the a.m. the following described premises, to-wit: Situated in the City of Piqua, County of Miami, and State of Ohio Parcel Number: N44-043240 Also known as: 209 Third Street, Piqua, Ohio 45356 A full legal description may be obtained in the Office of the Recorder of Miami County, Ohio. Appraised at Sixty Three Thousand and 00/100 ($63,000.00) Dollars and cannot be sold for less than two-thirds of the appraisement. TERMS OF SALE: 10% of appraised value down time of sale and .5% of appraised value for conveyance and recording, balance within 30 days of confirmation. Angela D. Kirk, Attorney 1/20, 1/27, 2/3-2012 2250700



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SHERIFF’S SALE MIAMI COUNTY COMMON PLEAS Case No.: 10-207 Chase Home Finance, LLC vs. William R. Valentine, et al Pursuant to the command of an Order of Sale in the above name cause to me directed by the Court of Common Pleas of Miami County, Ohio, I will offer at Public Sale in the lobby of the Sheriff on February 8, 2012 at 10:00 o’clock in the a.m. the following described premises, to-wit: Situated in the City of Piqua, County of Miami, and State of Ohio Parcel Number: N44-078151 Prior Deed Reference: Instrument No. 0474232 Vol. 787 page 291 Also known as: 2120 Navajo Trail, Piqua, Ohio 45356 A full legal description may be obtained in the Office of the Recorder of Miami County, Ohio. Appraised at One Hundred Eleven Thousand and 00/100 ($111,000.00) Dollars and cannot be sold for less than two-thirds of the appraisement. TERMS OF SALE: 10% of appraised value down time of sale and .5% of appraised value for conveyance and recording, balance within 30 days of confirmation. Lorelei C. Bolohan, Attorney 1/6, 1/13, 1/20-2012 2247489

SHERIFF’S SALE MIAMI COUNTY COMMON PLEAS Case No.: 10-130 Deutsche Bank National Trust Company, as Trustee for Morgan Stanley ABS Capital I Inc. Trust 2004-HE1, Mortgage Pass Through Certificates, Series 2004-HE1 vs. Robert E. Cooper, et al Pursuant to the command of an Order of Sale in the above name cause to me directed by the Court of Common Pleas of Miami County, Ohio, I will offer at Public Sale in the lobby of the Sheriff on February 8, 2012 at 10:00 o’clock in the a.m. the following described premises, to-wit: Situated in the City of Piqua, County of Miami, and State of Ohio Parcel Number: N44-073348 Prior Deed Reference: Deed Book 668, page 704 Also known as: 1808 Park Avenue, Piqua, Ohio 45356 A full legal description may be obtained in the Office of the Recorder of Miami County, Ohio. Appraised at One Hundred Fifty Thousand and 00/100 ($150,000.00) Dollars and cannot be sold for less than two-thirds of the appraisement. TERMS OF SALE: 10% of appraised value down time of sale and .5% of appraised value for conveyance and recording, balance within 30 days of confirmation. Tina R. Edmondson, Attorney 1/6, 1/13, 1/20-2012 2247490

The Village of Fletcher is seeking a Qualified Firm to provide General Contracting Services for the Iron Filter Improvement Project at the Water Treatment Plant. PROPOSED PROJECT The proposed project consists of removal of Four 48” Diameter Filter Cells and associated piping/valves and replacement with Four new 48” Diameter Pressure Filters. New pressure filters shall include tanks, associated piping/valves and AOP Media with proper installation. Work and materials supplied under this contract shall include the following: EPA Permissible Drawings of the New Filtration System Proper Disbandment/Removal of the existing Filtration System Provide (4) New 48” Diameter Pressure Filters (dual celled filters, not allowed) Installation of New Pressure Filters with schedule 80 PVC process piping and necessary operation valves and gauges (in accordance with Ohio EPA) Provide and install AOP Media Material Disinfection, Testing and Start up for Each Filter After Work is Completed STATEMENT OF QUALIFICATIONS The Village is seeking quotes from QUALIFIED FIRMS. A Statement of Qualifications is required to accompany the Quote. The statement of qualifications must include: A list of at least 5 similar AOP Media Installations. A list of 10 References for Municipal Water Treatment Equipment Improvements/Installations. Qualifications/Experience of Key Employees Responsible For the Project. All Statement of Qualification requirements must be met or the submittal will be disqualified as being non-responsive. An officer of the firm empowered to bind the firm in a contract shall sign the Statement of Qualification and any written responses to the village. Three (3) copies of your firm’s Quote along with the Statement of Qualifications must be received by 2:00 PM on Friday January 27, 2012. Late submissions will not be accepted. Please submit your firm’s Quote and the Statement of Qualifications to: Village of Fletcher Attn: Joe Sampson 71 North Walnut Street Fletcher, Ohio 45326 All questions regarding this Request For Quote (RFQ) should be addressed to Joe Sampson, Water Superintendent at (937) 606-0334. 1/13, 1/20-2012 2248133

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PYBSA signups to start Jan. 28

INSIDE ■ Have Browns given up on McCoy?, page 14. ■ Covington wrestlers split tri-match, page 15.





Piqua Youth Baseball and Softball (PYBSA) 2012 sign ups will be held at the Miami Valley Centre Mall on the following dates and times. (will be located out side of Sears store) Jan. 28: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Jan. 29: 1 p.m.-4 p.m. BY ROB KISER Feb. 4: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sports Editor Feb. 5: 1 p.m.-4 p.m. If you have any tions you can email Andy You might say he is Hall at made of the “Wright” stuff. And Piqua baseball ■ Softball catcher Brandon Wright’s college choice proves that. Wright, the some of David and Tammy Wright, signed his letter of intent Thursday at Piqua High The West Liberty Force, School to play for Goshen a 10U travel fastpitch soft- College, located near Fort ball team, is still looking for Wayne. several players to round out the 2012 roster. For more information, or to schedule a tryout, call Mark at (937) 658-1880.

Piqua catcher makes his college decision

Travel team seeks players

And Wright understands what his college choice is all about. “It is a good Christian school and it will allow me to get the education I want,” Wright, who will major in chemistry. “It will allow me to get the education I want in chemistry and pharmacy.” NICOLE BAUER/CALL PHOTO To go with that, playing Piqua senior Brandon Wright signed his letter of intent to play baseball for baseball for the Maple Leafs will allow Wright to Goshen College in Indiana Thursday. In front are Wright (center) with his parents Tammy and David Wright. In back are Goshen baseball coach Eric Screeton See WRIGHT/Page 15 and Piqua baseball coach Jared Askins.

Piqua can’t hold lead

■ Basketball

Piqua JH boys split games

Yount scores 14 in loss to Xenia

The Piqua junior boys basketball teams split two games with Vandalia Morton. The seventh grade kept Morton off-balance by switching defenses in a 40-24 victory. Nathan Monnin had a double-double with 21 points and 10 rebounds, while Caleb Patton scored nine points, Hunter Hawk grabbed eight rebounds and Storm Cook pulled down seven. The eighth grade lost 45-41. Austin Creager scored 13 points and Derrick Gullet added 10. Elijah Hudson pulled down 12 rebounds. PIQUA SCORING Seventh Grade Cook 1, Patton 9, Hawk 5, Monnin 21, Smith 4. Eighth Grade Nees 2, Gullet 10, Hudson 7, Hill 7, McMahan 2, Creager 13.

OSU women edge Huskers COLUMBUS (AP) — Tayler Hill had 21 points and 10 rebounds and Samantha Prahalis added 19 points and nine assists to lead No. 10 Ohio State past 20th-ranked Nebraska 82-68 on Thursday night. Ashley Adams had 13 points, 11 rebounds and five blocked shots for the Buckeyes (18-1, 5-1 Big Ten), with Amber Stokes adding 12 points.


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Macy Yount shoots the ball against Xenia Wednesday night.

A big offensive game from Macy Yount and a double-double from Shelby Vogler weren’t enough as the Piqua girls basketball team lost to Xena 54-48 Wednesday night. The Lady Indians had led 8-4, 23-20 and 33-29 at the quarter breaks, but Xenia erupted for 25 points in the fourth quarter. "We felt like we were in control of the game until about six minutes left in the fourth quarter,” Piqua coach Rory Hoke said. “We were up six and had some good looks that did not fall and we got rattled. “In the fourth quarter, we were not as quick to contest shots, they made some big shots, and we gave up to many second chance opportunities on the boards. “Our kids did some good things, but we have to learn how to win those close games down the stretch.” Hoke noted the play of Vogler, who had 10 points an five rebounds in the

first half alone and Yount, who scored 10 of her 14 points in the second half. “Shelby (Vogler) gave us a great effort,” Hoke said. “ She had a double-double (10 points, 11 rebounds). Macy (Yount) was big for us on the offensive end (14 points)." Maddie Hilleary had five assists and five rebounds, while Katie Allen dished out four assists. The Piqua JVs got back on track with a 40-27 win over Xenia to improve to 9-3. Kayla Schrubb and Frannie Haney each scored 10 points. Piqua will play at Miamisburg Saturday night. BOXSCORE Xenia (54) Tenia Jones 0-0-0, Kelsey Schulz 3-18,Africa Strodes 0-0-0, Autumn Meyer 6-114, Katie Muterspaw 2-9-13, Natassia Roberts 0-6-6, Tamara Jabbar 1-0-2, Mikala Dunklin 0-4-4, Mekayla Pullins 2-0-4, Alexis Randall 1-1-3. Totals: 15-22-54. Piqua (48) Hannah Mowery 1-0-2, Kelsey Deal 2-15, Imari Witten 0-0-0, Macy Yount 6-1-14, Katie Allen 1-2-4, Maddie Hilleary 3-0-6, Tasha Potts 2-1-5, Danajhe Clemons 0-00, Teija Davis 0-0-0, Shelby Vogler 5-2-10, Hannah Strevell 0-0-0. Totals: 20-7-48. 3-point field goals — Xenia: Meyer, Schulz. Piqua: Yount. Score By Quarters Xenia 4 20 29 54 Piqua 8 23 33 48 Records: Piqua 3-10, Xenia 3-10. Reserve score: Piqua 40, Xenia 27.

Piqua football has perfect season Seven games, seven wins, seven shutouts The 1910 football season was greeted by significant rule changes that many thought revolutionized the game. “The quarterback, hitherto the most conspicuous and most important position on a football field, is a thing of the past. “The new rules have done away with all those features of the game which made such a position necessary. “Since the inauguration of football spectators have been accustomed to hear a little man shout out his signals, crouch behind the center and then put his football machine in motion as he received the ball from the center and then passed it to one of another of his teammates as his signal directed.

“He was the life, the vitality, the brains of the team. “On his headwork in selecting plays, on his handling of the ball and on his ability to instill spirit and fight into his teammates largely depended victory or defeat. “The practical reason one man has been played in the quarterback position, to advance of the other backs, has been because originally the man receiving the ball from the snapback was not permitted under the rules to run with it across the line of scrimmage. “Half a dozen years ago a rule was passed permitting him to advance the ball, but with the restriction that he must cross the line of scrimmage at

DUANE BACHMAN The History of Piqua Athletics A Journal Fall 2010

least five yards from the point where the ball was put in play. This necessitated the use of the quarterback for all line plunges.” “Under the new rules the man receiving the ball on the snapback may advance it at any point. The necessity for the quarterback is therefore gone. The handling of the ball by an intermediate man

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necessarily takes time and makes fumbling more likely, so that now that the necessity for it has been removed the quarterback position will assist no more. “The rules require that the team having the ball shall have at least seven men on the line of scrimmage. This leaves four men for the back field. There will doubtless be much experimenting with these men before the most effective method of lining them up will be discovered. “The passing of the quarterback is only one of many changes wrought in football by the new rules. “The style of play will necessarily be greatly changed in many respects, and all the big colleges

will start work a trifle earlier than usual in order to tryout the possibilities of the new game and instruct the candidates thoroughly in it.” “In past years when a team has had but a yard or two to gain on the third down it was hit the line, knowing that it would almost surely make a short advance there. “Now, with the ‘no pushing or pulling’ clause in effect, this avenue of advance is closed. This means that a team in such a position will kick. “On the first and second downs forward passing will prove more popular than heretofore, for now the pass can be made over any point of the line, while See HISTORY/Page 14


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Kiper says Browns will pick RG3 Draft prognosticater says Cleveland has given up on McCoy BY JEFF SCHUDEL Willoughby Herald Draft analyst Mel Kiper Jr. is convinced the Browns have given up on Colt McCoy and projects they will use the fourth pick in the draft to take Baylor quarterback Robert Griffin III. Other draft projections have Griffin going with the second pick in the draft to a team willing to pay the Rams what they want for the selection. The Browns are a possibility because the Rams would still be getting the fourth pick to use on wide receiver Justin Blackmon from Oklahoma State or offensive tackle Matt Kalil from USC. If they aren't convinced Griffin is the answer or if they want to use the fourth pick on another position, Kiper said the Browns might aggressively go after Packers quarterback Matt Flynn. Either way, he said the Browns want to start over at quarterback. "I think they've pretty much resolved themselves to the fact they're going to go that route," Kiper said Thursday during a conference call. "They're probably going to kick Colt McCoy to the curb. That's what happens to a lot of young quarterbacks that

don't have great physical qualifications." Kiper raved about Griffin, who decided to leave college a year early. Griffin completed 267 of 369 (72.4 percent) passes for 3,998 yards on his way to winning the Heisman Trophy in 2011. He threw 36 touchdown passes and only six interceptions. The only reservation Kiper has is Griffin's true height. Griffin is listed as 6-foot-2, 220 pounds and told Kiper he is slightly taller than that. In a world in which an inch can make a difference to scouts and general managers, the NFL will learn Griffin's exact measurements next month at the NFL scouting combine. "The question is going to be how many teams want (Griffin) to be their quarterback?" Kiper said. "Every team doesn't love every quarterback. Also, does Cleveland have interest in Flynn? He fits more what they do offensively than some of the other teams." Free agency begins March 13. Flynn, who started only two games in four years with Green Bay, would have to be re-signed by the Packers before a trade could be made. Kiper speculated the Browns would use the

fourth pick on Blackmon or Alabama running back Trent Richardson if they acquire Flynn either through a trade or in a free-agency bidding war before the draft. He said

hole he has deserted for a considerable gain. “The linemen will also be required to get down the field under kicks both to tackle and recover the ball as never before. In short, the big beefy lineman of a few years ago has been supplanted by a lighter, shiftier, quicker man.” The first game of what was to be an unbelievable season was against long time rival Lima. “P.H.S. started her football playing season yesterday afternoon with a victory over Lima. “The boys from the oil town were beaten by a score of 19 to 0. Although it was the first game of the season and there was some little curiosity to observe the working of the rules the crowd that was present was relatively small. “If the season is to be a financial success it will be necessary to work up a greater enthusiasm for the home team. “To be sure it was too warm to be real good football weather but nevertheless the teams deserve to have the hearty support of the student body. “The game was not one to evoke the greatest enthusiasm. Lima made a poor showing and the game was almost totally lacking in spectacular features. “The visitors seemed almost wholly unfamiliar with the new rules and attempted nothing but the most elementary football. “P.H.S. made a better showing manifesting not only a familiarity with the rules but attempted not a little aggressive work under them. The result was that with a few exceptions the boys got away with it. The first of two games with Sidney was next on the schedule. “More time was spent in arguments with the umpire than in playing football in the Sidney/Piqua game at Sidney yesterday. “Both teams made the mistake of arguing with the umpire, but Sidney

seems to have done more of it, as Higgins finally got himself put out of the game for doing so. “Adams wanted to penalize the boys every time almost that a play was made and this led to much ‘rag chewing.’ So much time was consumed in arguments that only five minutes rest was taken between the second and third quarters, instead of the 15 minutes allowed. “The disputes were largely the result of the strict application of the new rules, which should be used very carefully until some one gets more familiar with them, than any of the players about here seem to be as of yet. “Piqua was not in good shape when they started for Sidney. “Captain Ratcliff was sick all this week. The Piqua team saw that the Sidney boys were lighter than they and feeling sure of victory, did not put out the best efforts into the work. “This sometimes lets a poor team win. The constant arguments helped to upset every player on both teams and spoiled the game for everyone. “Captain Ratcliff has the knack of getting the men to do their very best, and when he calls on one of them, he is always sure of a response. “The final score was Piqua 9 and Sidney 0.” Steele High of Dayton visited Piqua the following week. “Playing on a rain soaked field P.H.S. defeated her old opponent, Steele High of Dayton, by a score of 5 to 0 on Athletic field yesterday afternoon. “The Steele warriors were outclassed in all departments, their most predictable performance being to hold Piqua to one touchdown. “The first half of the game was played in a beating rain. “The few spectators who saw the contest came prepared while the players gave no attention with the result that no one suffered any particular discomfort.

the Browns "desperately need a wide receiver," but said questions about Blackmon's speed have to be answered at the combine. Kiper warned whatever

team takes Griffin should expect growing pains. Griffin played in the shotgun at Baylor and would have to learn to play under center. As to whether Griffin's style fits the West Coast offense the Browns run, Coach Pat Shurmur answered that question in late December when he was asked about Griffin and said: "Good players at all positions fit every offense. That's just the way it works." "All these quarterbacks have to develop and learn," Kiper said Thursday. "You can't take a quarterback in college and say he's going to be perfect right away. Some of these guys are doing a phenomenal job. Cam Newton had a heck of a year for a rookie. "I don't think you can pigeon hole them and say they have to be in this system or they won't be successful. RG3 can throw the football. To say ‘He's an athlete, he's not a quarterback' — he's a heck of a passer. “His strength is throwing accurately on the deep ball. He was remarkable this year. His numbers were better than (Stanford quarterback) Andrew Luck's. He's not as good as Andrew Luck as a prospect."

The Browns have been very noncommittal about McCoy's future. McCoy, a third-round pick in 2010, is 5-16 in 21 starts. He ranked 27th among quarterbacks in 2011. Team president Mike Holmgren said he still "loves" McCoy, but added he "loves" Seneca Wallace, too. He said he is not ready to "anoint" McCoy. Shurmur at his last news conference said there will be competition at quarterback next summer. General Manager Tom Heckert said if the Browns draft a quarterback high, he will probably be "the guy." Kiper said Griffin can be special. He said he disagrees with those who project Griffin as a wide receiver. "He's not as mobile as some quarterbacks we've seen," Kiper said. "He's not Michael Vick. Michael Vick is the best running quarterback I've ever seen. RG3 is a much better passer, obviously. That's why he has such a high grade. His intelligence, his character ... his game management was excellent." Griffin has already earned a bachelor's degree in political science and is working on his masters degree in communications.

“The rain ceased in the second half but the conditions were worse if anything for a considerable part of the last quarter was played on the base ball diamond which was little better than a pond of waterPiqua traveled to Urbana for their fourth game. “Piqua Hi came home from Urbana last night victorious in their struggle on the gridiron. “Victory rested on the P.H.S. banners by the score of 16 to 0. It seems settled that Urbana’s sole achievement of this season is to be that victory over Springfield which may be dismissed as a fluke. “Last week U.H.S. was beaten by Troy and yesterday Piqua turned the trick a second time. “It was a typical football day, the weather being cold and raw with many flurries of snow. “The field was wet and heavy and good playing on the part of the other team was out of the question. Fumbles were numerous and the plays correspondingly ragged.” Piqua entertained Sidney for their second encounter of the season. “The football game between the Sidney High school team and the P.H.S. team at Athletic Field yesterday was not even good practice for our boys. “From the kickoff to the end of the first quarter the men under Captain Ratcliff were sending the leather wherever they wanted it. “The final score was fifty to nothing, but it might easily have been larger. In the last two quarters, Piqua tried their trick plays. “If they made a mistake in one they just tried it again and again until they did it the way they wanted to. Sidney has fallen off badly in their work since the first game but that is liable to happen with any team. “If they get together and brace up they may still be able to put up a fist class game on the gridiron

this season.” Lima was the next opponent. “P.H.S. came home from Lima last evening victors in their game on the gridiron with Lima Hi. “The score was 15 to 0 in our favor. Piqua’s goal line remains uncrossed and their record is clean and faultless. “The game was cleanly played on the part of both teams. There was some little purpose manifest to get Piqua’s Ratcliff, but the offenses were not of an aggravated nature. “Piqua failed to run back on punts as she should and her play also was marked by not a little fumbling. “P.H.S. had Lima playing on the defensive practically all the time. Had she done less fumbling at the critical times a higher score would have resulted. “Speaking of the game the Lima Republican Gazette says. ‘The Piqua high school football team defeated the Lima team at Athletic Field yesterday by a score of 15 to 0. The game was slow, although at times several brilliant plays featured the struggle. “Piqua outweighed Lima fully 5 pounds to the man, averaging 155 pounds while the Lima team could only make 147 pounds.” Urbana traveled to Piqua for the final game of the season and the red and blue had not only won six games in a row but had not been scored on. “By her clean cut and decisive victory over Urbana, 26 to 0, Piqua closed her 1910 season yesterday with credit and honor. “P.H.S. has come through with a clean record. None of her opponents has scored on her while she has scored on them repeatedly. “A fair crowd saw the game of yesterday notwithstanding the storm earlier in the day that threatened to make it impossible to play. “Athletic field was soft

and on the baseball diamond was mushy. “The visitors presented a heavier line than P.H.S. but that is the only department in which they excelled. Urbana lacked team work and in an intimate knowledge of the game.” “When the Piqua High school eleven closed out their season, it will be long remembered as one of the most notable ones in the history of High school football in this or any other state. “When any team goes through a season and is only scored on two or three times, they have due reason to be well pleased. “When they have only one team score against them, they are warranted in feeling that they know the game better than most teams, but when they play seven consecutive games against teams selected and trained from the same class of students some of them being the pick from much larger High schools, and beat them all to a frazzle, then everyone on the team, every student of our school, and all their friends have a right to say, ‘We are the real thing in High school football teams and they have a right to be proud of it.’ Congratulations Coach Bailey. “You took the raw material and made it into a championship team. “Captain Ratcliff, you are the real thing and you knew your men. Gentlemen of the P.H.S. eleven, shake hands. “You are a great bunch of kickers. On behalf of the citizens of Piqua, THE PIQUA DAILY CALL offers congratulations to one and all.”


Will Robert Griffin III be drafted by the Browns.

History Continued from page 13 the opposing team can interfere with the man receiving the pass only in a bona fide attempt to catch the ball. “Then, too, the fifteen yard penalty for an incomplete pass has been taken away. This means that forward passing and kicking will form the backbone of the offense, instead of the old style of line plunging. ‘On the defense the changes in play will be equally great. Under the rules of a dozen years ago the coaches sought men of gigantic frame and weight for the line. “They were told to hold their positions, no matter what happened. If they prevented advances through or over themselves that was all that was expected of them. “Then came the changes of 1905, permitting the forward pass and the onside kick.” “It now became necessary to develop guards and tackles who could get down the field speedily and recover the ball on the kicks as well as hold their place as under the old rules. “In short, better men were needed. Now the possibility of attacking the line successfully by any trick plays has been done away with. “At first glance it may be thought that this would lighten the requirements of the linemen, but instead it has the opposite effect. “The old style guard who fought to retain his position in the line without thought of activity in the open field would be useless today. “With the death of the mass play, end running will be doubly popular and linemen will be expected to leave their positions to break these up. “But at the same time they must be heady players, ever ready to size up the play of their opponents, for if a lineman can be drawn out to the end by fake interference, it would be an easy matter to slip a trick play through the

Editor’s Note: Duane Bachman is a retired superintendent of Piqua City Schools and personality for WPTW Radio. His column will appear every other Friday. Much of the information in these columns came from The Piqua Daily Call and Piqua Leader Dispatch.



Friday, January 20, 2012


Lady Vikings keep rolling Bucc girls win CCC home game with North SIDNEY —The Lehman Lady Cavs continued their improved play, beating Greenville at home Thursday night for their fifth win in seven tries since Christmas. The 48-37 victory put Lehman at 7-8 on the season. Lehman opened up a 16-9 lead after one quarter, but turnovers struck in the second quarter, allowing Greenville back in the game. But Lehman weathered the storm. Lindsey Spearman led the Lady Cavs with 18 points, while also adding 11 steals. Kandis Sargeant also had a double-double, with 15 points and 10 rebounds. Paxton Hatcher had eight points and eight rebounds.

East girls roll The NEW PARIS — Miami East girls basketball team stayed perfect in CCC play with a 63-46 win over National Trail. Trina Current had a big game for the Lady Vikings with 24 points, while Abby Cash added 13. Miami East will return to action Monday night, hosting Graham.

in non-conference action.

Newton drops game PITSBURG — The Newton girls basketball team lost 59-50 to Franklin Monroe Thursday in CCC action. Trelissa Lavy and Andee Welbaum each BEN ROBINSON/GOBUCCS.COM PHOTOS scored 11 points for Newton. Covington freshman Ben Miller closes in on a pin against Coldwater Thursday nihgt.

TV handles Roaders BRADFORD — Oncebeaten Tri-Village was too much for the Bradford girls Thursday, beating the Roaders 82-32 in CCC action. Brooke Dunlevy led Bradford with 11 points.

Lady Tigers win VERSAILLES — Katie Heckman poured in a career-high 25 points to lead Versailles girls to a 60-51 win over Coldwater in MAC action Thursday. McEldowney Kayla added 11. Versailles girls will play at Russia Saturday in non-conference action.

Lady Cats fall

JACKSON CENTER — The Houston girls basketball team lost 74-55 to Jackson Center Thursday Kyler Deeter accumulates back points in a 138-pound match against Coldwater Thursday night. night. Allison Roeth scored 16 points for the Lady Wildcats. Lady Buccs win Kristi Elliott scored 13 COVINGTON — Shelby Kihm poured in 28 and Bethany Reister points to lead the Coving- added 12. ton girls basketball team to a 54-34 win over Tri- Russia loses in OT COLDWATER — The squad, Kyler Deeter (138) Sowers (145), Cole Smith pin) and Brian Olson (160, BOTKINS — The RusCounty North Thursday sia girls basketball eam Covington wrestling team picked up a pin over (152), A.J. Ouellette (170), pin). night. Covington's varsity Julianna Simon added lost 52-45 to Botkins in traveled to Coldwater on Joseph Fuller, while Ben Brian Oson (182), Justin overtime Thursday night. Thursday to participate in Miller (160) earned a 10-6 Daniel (195) and Jordan competes next at the Lima 13 points for Covington. Central Catholic InvitaShana Meyer scored 11 a tri-meet with the host decision over Skylar Wolfe (285). The Lady Buccs led 14Brown. Winning their bouts tional on Jan. 27-28. 6, 31-18 and 41-25 at the points and Kylie Wilson Cavaliers and Lehman. The Buccs defeated Earning forfeits for the against Coldwater were The reserve team will added nine. quarter breaks. Russia will host Ver- Lehman, 63-0, but fell to Buccs were Matt Carder Kyler Deeter (138, pin), compete at the Sidney JV The Covington girls will (120), Bryton Lear (126), Jake Sowers (145, techni- Invitational this Saturbe back in action Satur- sailles Saturday in non- Coldwater, 52-23. Facing a small Lehman Brock Smith (132), Jake cal fall), Ben Miller (160, day.. day, hosting Marion Local conference play.

Covington wrestlers split tri Buccs blank Lehman; lose to Coldwater

Hamels gets one big raise

Wright Continued from page 13 realize a long-time goal. “I always hoped I would get to play college baseball,” he said. “It is a good program and I feel like it is a college program where I can go and play right away and help the team.” And Wright wanted to have the decision made before the spring season started in baseball at Piqua. “I wanted to get his done,” Wright said. “I wanted to have my decision made and know what my future was going to be.” And Wright is eagerly anticipating his senior season. Piqua is coming off a turnaround season where the Indians went 12-9 and 7-3 in the GWOC North.

Wright has been a clutch hitter for the Indians, batting .278 last year with a .359 on-base percentage. He’s had six doubles and a triple over the last two seasons. “I am excited about the season,” he said. “There are always things you can do better. You can always hit better and I want to improve my foot speed (behind the plate).” And as always, Wright’s thoughts were on the team. “I want to have a good year,” he said. “But, I also want to work with the sophomore catcher who is going to be catching once I graduate.” Just another sign that he is made of the “Wright” stuff.

Phillies pitcher will have to wait for another one PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Cole Hamels got one big raise. He'll have to wait for another one. Hamels and the Philadelphia Phillies agreed on a $15 million, one-year contract Tuesday, avoiding arbitration. The 2008 World Series MVP is eligible for free agency after the season and could be in line to get at least a $100 million deal. Hamels went 14-9 with a 2.79 ERA in 32 games last year. He was selected to his second All-Star game and finished fifth in NL Cy Young Award voting. The 28-year-old lefty made $9.55 million in 2011. He could become Philadelphia's fourth $20

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million-a-year-player in 2013, joining Roy Halladay, Cliff Lee and Ryan Howard. Hamels, a first-round draft pick in 2002, has spent his entire career with the Phillies. He is 7454 with a 3.39 ERA in six seasons. Hamels is the first Phillies pitcher to record double-digit wins in five straight years since Hall of Famer Steve Carlton's 13-year streak from 197284. Hamels helped the Phillies win their second World Series title in 2008 with one of the most dominant postseason performances in history. He was 4-0 with a 1.80 ERA in Cole Hamels signed for $15 million Tuesday. five starts.


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Friday, January 20, 2012



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There will be an enormous selection of vehicles on hand including the $99* cars. At approximately 8 a.m. Saturday, Januray 21st, The Big Sale Begins! Channel 7 will be broadcasting live from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. and during that time we will knock down prices on approximately 28 vehiIn order to accomplish their task, the dealership cles then at 10:30 a.m., The Sale Continues! has lined up extra staff to handle the anticipated We will then begin knocking down prices on abundance of people. They have also arranged for the remainder of Paul Sherry’s 3 million dollar more financing experts in order to get as many inventory. Whoever is sitting behind the wheel people as possible approved and into one of their of the vehicle when the price is knocked down automobiles or RVs. The experts are also available will be given the first opportunity to purchase to assist with financing, so people can get low rates the vehicle at that price. and lower payments.

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