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MONDAY Hake lives by motto Commitment To Community INSIDE: East grad’s project aids military spouses. Page 7.

OPINION: Look for Open Mike and The Usual Eccentric. Page 4.

SPORTS: Piqua boys fall to Trotwood. Page 17.

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County workers get raises Commissioners OK 2% increases

would be receiving a 2 percent raise, retroactive to Jan. 7. With unanimous passage, Miami County Commissioners Cold with a chance of snow. authorized a pair of resolutions BY WILL E SANDERS Complete forecast on Page 3. Thursday that will give 168 Staff Writer county employees the raises, which in total amount to $122,695 in the county’s general TROY — Some employees with one of the county’s largest em- fund, according to the commisployers learned this week they sion’s and auditor’s offices.


Commissioner Richard Cultice said the county employees deserved the raises for their hard work during an especially difficult time. Cultice said many county employees continued to do more and more and that, mixed with having to pay more for healthcare costs, made them more than deserving of the raises.


This week’s edition features a story on John Corbett, star of “A Smile as Big as the Moon.”

Online Poll Go to www.daily to answer this week’s Online Poll question: Do you believe Newt Gingrich is morally capable of being president of the U.S.? Yes: 39% No: 61%

Correction A story in Friday’s Daily Call incorrectly stated ground will be turned on the new Piqua school building projects this year. Ground will not be turned until spring 2013. The Call regrets the error.

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“We just felt like it was the right thing to do,” Cultice said. County employees that qualify were given 2 percent raises in June, but the last increase before that took place Dec. 15, 2007, according to figures released by the commissioner’s office. According to a press release issued by the commissioners,



Sam Stumpff guides his Puffmobile across the gym floor at High Street School on Friday afternoon as his classmates wait their turn.Third-grade students at the school designed and built their wind-powered entries as a science project. Students were allowed to use paper and straws in the construction. Lifesavers were used as wheels. Paper clips and tape were used to hold everything together.

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PIQUA — Did you hear it? City manager Gary Huff made the call at last week’s Piqua City Commission meeting to those interested in serving the community through numerous open positions on several boards. Some of these openings stems from resignations, but most are due to an expiration of term, Huff said. That means some individuals may be reappointed. However, those interested can look at the following open positions: a single opening to the Board of Zoning Appeals, two in Civil Service Commission, four Community Diversity Committee, one on the Downtown District Design Review board, three to the Energy board, one for the Income Tax board of Review, two Park Board openings and two on both the Stormwater Utility board and Tree

Committee. There’s an assortment of opportunities here, for individuals interested in hearing zoning appeals a position on the Board of Zoning Appeals may be the right fit. Board of Zoning Appeals members meet every fourth Tuesday of the month with the next scheduled meeting at 6 p.m. Feb. 28 in the commission chambers at the government complex. Others may be interested in an appointment to the Civil Service Commission where members meet when rules and regulations need to be amended or to schedule an exam for entry-level and promotional vacancies in the police and fire departments. Those wanting to develop enhance community diversity should look to the Community Diversity Committee, which meets the first Tuesday of the month in the administrative conference room. An opening on the See Help wanted/Page 2

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SIDNEY — Sean M. Fisher, of Piqua, who staged a six-hour standoff with law enforcement officers in Sidney on Jan. 18, waived a preliminary hearing on felony burglary and FISHER kidnapping charges in Sidney Municipal Court Friday morning. Judge Duane Goettemoeller

MIAMI COUNTY — The Piqua Daily Call and Troy Daily News recipe/cookbook contest will feature only baked good entries for 2012. Organizers have noticed this is the most popular entry in recent years. The contest will feature a bake-off contest in late fall, with all recipes published in a special baker’s cookbook in December. The newspapers will begin collecting your favorite recipe submissions in February, with a Valentine’s baked goods theme. In March, we’ll be looking for St.



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Alice Louise See Emelia and Ally. She is also survived by a brother, William (Kathy) McClimans of Piqua. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, George McClimans; and a grandson, Scott Nishwitz. Louise was a 1944 graduate of Johnson-St. Paris High School. She worked at WrightPatterson Air Force Base as a typist. Louise was a member of the St. Paris United Methodist Church since 1944. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the Atkins-Shively Funeral Home, 216 S. Springfield St., St. Paris, with Pastor Dave Kepple of the St. Paris United Methodist Church presiding. Visitation for family and friends will be from 58 p.m. Monday in the funeral home. Burial will follow at the Evergreen Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Hospice of Miami County, P.O. Box 502, Troy, OH 45373, or the St. Paris United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 564, St. Paris, OH 43072. Condolences to the family may be sent to w w w. s h i v e l y f u n e r a

GROVEPORT — Mack Harrell Harris, 73, of Groveport, formerly of Piqua, went to be with the Lord Thursd a y morning, Jan. 2 6 , 2012. H e w a s HARRIS b o r n Feb. 6, 1938, in Celeste, Texas, to Maurine (Harrell) and Thomas A. Harris. He married Priscilla Adams in Dallas, Texas, on Dec. 28, 1961. Mack was a sales engineer for New Hampshire Ball Bearing. A 1965 graduate of the University of Texas, he served in the U.S. Air Force. He was a member of Crossroads Church and helped establish Young Life in Piqua and Groveport. He enjoyed playing and teaching competitive tennis. He is survived by wife, Priscilla Harris of Groveport; sons, Greg Harris of Columbus and Eric (Leah)

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Harris of Grove City; daughters, S h e i l a (Marc) Graber of Berne, Ind., and Emily (Tony) Morgan of Dallas, Ga.; 12 grandchildren; and sisters, Louise Brettschneider of Las Vegas, Nev and, Mary Morriss of Duncanville, Texas. He was preceded in death by his parents and brothers, Tom B. and Richard Harris. Friends will be received 2-5 p.m. Sunday at Myers-Woodyard Funeral Home, 587 Main St., Groveport. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the funeral home with the Rev. Jack Chalk officiating. Final resting place will be at Groveport Cemetery. Contributions may be made to Miami-Shelby County Young Life, 325 West Ash St., Piqua, OH 45356 or Young Life of SE Columbus, 1646 West Lane Ave., Columbus, OH 43221. Arrangements are being handled by the Behm Family Funeral Home, 26 River St., Madison.


county employees have taken salary reductions, hour reductions and furlough days for the last four years in order to keep the county “financially stable during this very slow economic recovery.” The raises included individuals for all wage-related accounts and excludes em-

ployees who are already under collective bargaining agreements, like sheriff’s deputies and corrections officers. Those entities last approved their collective bargaining agreements last year and they run through the end of 2013. Commissioners said that while sales tax figures have been revealing substantial growth, they also are antic-

ipating a reduction in revenue in the local government fund, personal property tax reimbursement and “a continued decline in interest income revenue.” County commissioners finished 2011 in the black and have cut $4 million out of the budget since 2009. In late December, they approved an optimistic 2012

Shelby County Jail. He is facing single charges of burglary and attempted burglary as well as two counts of kidnapping. The burglary charge is a second-degree felony and attempted burglary a felony of the third degree. The kidnapping charges are second- and third-degree

felonies. Fisher was apprehended about noon Jan. 18 as he attempted to flee from the Village West Apartments in Sidney where he had resisted arrest by Sidney Police and the Shelby County Tactical Response Team throughout the morning. More than 40 officers

regulations. Park Board members help with improvements to area parks while Tree Committee members help educate, preserve and in some cases remove trees. A task that goes hand-inhand with tree conservation and with the recently established Piqua Tree Re-Leaf Fund those interested in the position can help replant trees lost to EAB or Emerald Ash Borer. Such positive activities

help to keep the city of Piqua a part of Tree City USA. The stormwater utility offers a newer mix of opportunities that meets on the third Tuesday of every month, but only when there is new business. As a member of this board one will act as an adviser on the functionality of the stormwater utility. Those interested in any of these positions can find more information at the

budget in the amount of $25.48 million — an increase of about $1.4 million. Revenues are projected for this year at an estimated $21.72 million. The 2012 appropriations for all funds, including the general fund, were set at $91.58 million with projected revenues anticipated SHELBY COUNTY — to top $81.73 million last The Shelby County Shermonth. iff’s Office, Bellefontaine Police Department, were involved in the inci- and the United dent. Sidney Police Chief Kevin S t a t e s Gessler said the charges M a r against Fisher stem from al- s h a l s legations he entered one S e r v i c e apartment in the Vande- a r e mark Road complex search- YAEGER through an attic and, once ing for inside, tried to prevent occu- Christopher P. Yaeger, last known to reside in Jackson pants from leaving. Center. Yaeger, 34, is wanted in Shelby County for one count of felony burglary city’s website www.pi- after he allegedly entered a or contact the Shelby County home and city manager’s office at took jewelry and a firearm on Nov. 29, 2011. 778-2051.

Piqua man Continued from page 1 ordered Fisher, 33, whose court documents list his address as 529 Boone St. in Piqua, held for action of Shelby County Common Pleas Court. An unposted bond of $50,000 was continued. Fisher appeared on courtroom video from the

Help wanted Continued from page 1 Downtown District Design Review board will give a single individual the opportunity to assist in downtown improvements. Piqua Energy Board members have the unique task of advising commission on operations of the municipal power system and Income Tax Board of Review personnel can rule on and make recommended changes to income tax rules and

TROY — Joanne Taylor, 52, of Troy, passed away at 5:38 a.m. Friday, Jan. 27, 2012, at her residence after a lengthy illness. She was born Feb. 12, 1959, in Troy, to the late Ernest and Norma (Sexauer) Crabtree. Her husband of more than 30 years, Michael A. Taylor, survives. She also is survived by her children, Tonya (Jeff) Bell of Sidney and Michael A. Taylor Jr. of Piqua; stepchildren, Jennifer (Josh) Morrow of Troy and Chad Taylor of Troy; four brothers: Phillip, Kenney, Eugene and Melvin Crabtree, all of Troy; four sisters-in-law and two brothers-in-law, Debbie Perry of Christiansburg, Cathy Crabtree of Troy, Beverly Crabtree

number, and category to or Please submit to only 1 email address. You may also go online at the newspapers’ websites to submit your entries. Visit or For more information, contact Piqua Daily Call editor Susan Hartley at 773-2721 or Troy Daily News city editor Melody Vallieu at 440-5256.


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Sue Abney of Bradford, Annette and Max Miller of Elida, Tina and John Landis of Bradford, Teresa and John Douglas of Bradford, and Charles Simon of Greenville; 14 greatgrandchildren, Alex Hartman, Avery Hartman, Skie and Morgan Abney, Chelsea Abney, Rodney Abney, Chris and Jennifer Miller, Justin Miller, Chad and Brad Landis, Ryan and T.J. Orsonio, Chris, Phil and Stephanie Douglas; nine great-greatgrandchildren, Chloe and Charity, Avela and Ryden, Emma and Araya, Camden, Jimmie and Andrew; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Graveside and interment of cremains will be held at 1 p.m. Monday at Greenville Creek Cemetery, Bradford with Pastor Daryl Peeples officiating. Condolences may be sent to the family at

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Continued from page 1 Contestants will be invited to bring a decorated cake to the bake-off for judging. The bake-off also will feature demonstrations by local chefs and bakers, sharing tips on cake decorating and other dessert preparations. Recipes for Valentine’s Day may be submitted by Feb. 29 to either newspaper. Please email your recipe, with name, address, phone

Policy: Please send obituary notices by email to or by fax to (937) 773-4225. Deadlines: Notices must be received by 6 p.m. Sunday and Tuesday-Friday, and by 4 p.m. on Monday for Tuesday’s online edition. Questions: Please call Editor Susan Hartley at (937) 773-2721, ext. 207 if you have questions about obituaries.

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BRADFORD — John R. Hartman, 90, of Bradford, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2012, at Upper Valley Medical Center. John was born in Greenville on June 27, 1921, to the late William and Eva Marie (Noffsinger) Hartman. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran serving during World War II and worked as a millwright for SJ Rudy & Sons, Covington. He was a past member of the American Legion, Bradford. Mr. Hartman was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Margaret Ellen (Peeples) Hartman; and two sisters, Mary Jane Odell and Betty Elizabeth Pouder. John is survived by his two sons and daughtersin-law, Dennis and Sally Hartman of Piqua and Doug and Shirley Hartman of Bradford; daughter, Drenda Kay Branson of Bradford; six grandchildren, Kelly and Tannia Hartman of Pleasant Hill,

of Troy and Joe and Karen Taylor of Covington, and Rob Taylor of Piqua; and nine grandchildren. In addition to her parents, Joanne was preceded in death by her son, Charles Daniel Taylor Sr. and two sisters, Mary Bryant and Beverly Griffieth. She attended Troy High School. She loved her grandchildren and they were her full-time job. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Baird Funeral Home, Troy, with interment to follow in Riverside Cemetery, Troy. Friends may call from 12-2 p.m. at the funeral home. Friends may express condolences to the family through

Shelby County man wanted for burglary, bank robbery On Dec. 9, 2011, Yaeger allegedly robbed the Huntington Bank in Bellefontaine and has been on the run since. The Huntington Bank has offered a $5,000 reward for information leading to the capture of Yaeger. He has a previous arrest history for robbery and should be considered armed and dangerous. Yaeger is a white male, about 5 feet 8 inches tall, 180 pounds, with brown hair and green eyes and last known to have a goatee and mustache. Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Yaeger is asked to call the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office at 498-1111. As always, callers can remain anonymous if they desire.

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ST. PARIS — Alice Louise See, 85, of St. Paris, passed away at 1:47 a.m. Thursd a y , Jan. 26, 2012, in the Piqua Manor, Piqua. Born o n A p r i l SEE 1 0 , 1926, in Champaign County, Louise was the daughter of the late William and Pauline (Runkle) McClimans. She married her beloved husband Kenneth See Jr. on Jan. 17, 1959; and he survives in St. Paris. She is survived by a son, Richard (Cynthia) Gold of Piqua; and a daughter, Doreen Louise (Roger) Nishwitz of Troy. Louise was a loving grandmother to six grandchildren, Joshua (Lindsay) Gold of Tipp City, Alicia (Jonathan) McEldowney of Moraine, Sarah (Carl) Latacz of Jersey City, N.J., Leslee (Andy) Bergher of Denver, Colo., Diana Richardson (Larry Swafford) of Piqua and Kimberly Nishwitz (Troy Mullen) of Wapakoneta; and five great-grandchildren, Maddie, Evie, Josie,

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Saturday, January 28, 2012

Police Beat These are selected incidents provided by the Piqua Police Department.

Community spotlight Light snow in weekend forecast It looks like a chilly and breezy weekend with snow showers possible today and Sunday. Accumulations look light, but slick spots will be possible. High: 35 Low: 28.

Jan. 17 Citizen assist: A man walking near Fox Drive in clothing issued to prisoners was stopped and questioned. The man said he got the clothing from a mother of one of his friends who had served time in prison before. Theft: Police responded to the 400 block of East Green Street after money was stolen from an unlocked car. Theft: A riding lawn mower was reported stolen from the 900 block of Blaine Avenue.

Jan. 18 Domestic: Police responded to a home in the 300 block of Second Street after a man threw his wife to the ground and “ripped her bra off of her” and was wanting sex. The man was arrested for domestic violence.

Jan. 19 Child abuse: The police received a phone call about a child that was sexually assaulted in the city a year ago and wanted to know if it could be investigated.

Jan. 20 Suspicious: Police responded to the 1300 block of South Street after a woman reported that a suspicious male was looking into windows of a home. It was just a man offering to shovel snow in the area. Theft: A resident in the 900 block of Boal Avenue reported the theft of a library card. Assault: Police took a call from an upset parent who claimed her son, who goes to Staunton Street School, 430 Staunton St., was assaulted by a teacher while at the school. The complainant was advised to make contact with school officials.

Jan. 21 Police reTheft: sponded to Walmart, 1300 E. Ash St., on a report of a man who was detained for shoplifting. The man was charged and later released.






Upper Valley Career Center Culinary Arts students Skylar Detrick of Troy and Bailey Anspach and Hayley Martin, both of Piqua, prepare to serve the final meal in the Upper Valley Inn on Friday. The restaurant has been in operation since the 1975-76 inaugural year for the then-Upper Valley JVS. The move is one of many changes taking place at the Upper Valley Career Center as the remodeling and construction project continues. The Culinary Arts program will be moving to the southeast wing of building where a new state-of-the-art kitchen and restaurant operation are being built.The first instructor was Jack Reed. Deb Holthaus, Culinary Arts supervisor said,“The Inn was open more for the public and teachers and staff.” In recent years it has served students and been used by many outside groups who reserve the room and culinary services for daytime events.The new Cornerstone@ 8811 restaurant is scheduled to open next fall. It will be open to the public. Information on a grand opening will be released when available.

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PIQUA — Have you ever wondered how you would react if someone who was armed and dangerous walked into a building while you were there? A special program entitled “Shots Fired,” will help answer those questions during an information session at Edison Community College. The program will be held Tuesday, Jan. 31, and will be offered at 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. Both programs will be held in the Edison Theater on the Piqua campus. The program will include a video and a discussion centered around how to protect yourself in a variety of scenarios involving active shooters. Among the topics that will be discussed during the program are how to develop a survival mindset, courses of action, law enforcement response, the distinctions between an active shooter and a hostage situation,

and how to identify behaviors in a person that could become a shooter and prevention. The program will be presented by Commander Joseph Mahan of the Edison Community College Police Academy. Dan Reke, vice president of administration and finance at Edison will briefly discuss campus security at Edison including Edison Alerts, which can notify subscribers of emergency conditions via phone text messages. In addition to the video, there will be a discussion and a question and answer session during which individuals can inquire about this important topic and how to protect themselves in an emergency. The program is free and open to the public. However, due to the sensitive nature of the program, it is requested that no one under 18 years of age attend the program, unless they are in the Post-Secondary Enrollment Option Program (PSEOP) at Edison. While the program is free, donations are welcome for the first annual Phi Theta Kappa Student of

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CASSTOWN — The January 2012 Miami East FFA Member of the Month is Sarah Pyers. She is the daughter of Kevin and Lori Pyers of Troy. Pyers is a junior and third-year member of the Miami East FFA Chapter. She has participated in attending state and national FFA Conventions. She is preparing for the upcoming public speaking contest. Addi- PYERS tionally, she has served as a fill-in officer at chapter FFA meetings. Her Supervised Agricultural Experience Program is chrysanthemums flowers. Every month of the school year the Miami East FFA will select a student to be the FFA Member of the Month. The officer team will nominate one student that has been actively involved in the FFA chapter, school and community activities. If selected, the member will be recognized at the monthly FFA meeting, have their picture displayed in the Miami East Ag Room, and will receive a special medallion on celebration of their accomplishment.

Promise Scholarship that is being offered for non-traditional students with a 3.00 cumulative GPA who are Edison students. They do not have to be members of Phi Theta Kappa to apply. Refreshments will be served following the program. Parking is available at the main entrance and at the north entrance facing the Upper Valley Career Center (formerly Upper Valley JVS). The program is being sponsored by Alpha Lambda Eta, the Edison Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society, the honor society of the two-year college. Students who are accepted into Phi Theta Kappa must have a 3.50 GPA.

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Reader takes issue with Boehner

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“They went out from us, but they were not of us; for if they had been of us, they would no doubt have continued with us: but they went out, that they might be made manifest that they were not all of us.” (1 John 2:19 AKJV)

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Don’t blame schools for The Usual Eccentric gun incident Feed the celebrities young man from Troy is in hot water after he allegedly carried a loaded handgun to school last week. Troy High School took the appropriate action by immediately suspending the 15-year-old, who also was arrested and faces criminal charges. As news of the incident came to light, everything from coffee shops to social media were buzzing with the news. The incident was the hot topic on Facebook, both on local television stations’ and personal pages. Almost everyone was chiming in with an opinion. What surprised me — I should not say surprised really, as not much really surprises me any more — was the number of people, mostly adults, who were quick to level blame on Troy High School and/or the youth’s parents. Let me tell you something folks, this same thing could happen to any one of us. This same thing could happen at any school. MIKE ULLERY That statement does Chief Photographer not mean the schools are lax on security. It does not mean that teachers and administrators do not pay attention to what is going on within their buildings. Short of strip searching every student who comes through the door, there is no way to monitor every item that enters the building with students. Even then, there is no 100 percent guarantee. I know that some schools, particularly inner-city institutions, have begun using metal detectors. Do any of us really want to go that far? Many students already feel that school is like a prison. How do you think they would feel if metal detectors were used? The fact that most schools require us to be “buzzed” in, is to me at least, already crossing the line. I understand the need, but lament the necessity. School officials can only do so much. To lay blame on them is unfair. Speaking of unfair, a number of people were also quick to lay blame on the parents of the accused in this case. OK, his father owned a handgun. Many of us own weapons. Many of us have raised our children to respect a firearm and educated them on the responsibilities of owning or possessing a weapon. I do not know if the handgun in question was locked up. It really does not matter. The bottom line is that, as a parent, there is only so much that we can do when it comes to our children. They are human and they make mistakes. For those perfect parents, or maybe childless adults, who were quick to blame this young man’s parents for his taking a gun to school, I have a news flash … our kids don’t always obey us. The don’t always think before acting. Teenagers are in a hurry to grow up, and in attempting to do so, they sometimes make bad decisions. It is part of growing up. Granted, some of those decisions have more longterm implications. We have all made bone-headed decisions at one time or another. It does not mean that our parents were bad. It does not mean that our parents were incompetent. As for this particular case, I feel that Troy City Schools officials must stick with their zero tolerance policy and do what is necessary to teach this young man the error of his decision. It must also set an example for others. The criminal charges against him will run their course, as well. I also feel that everyone involved needs to remember that they are dealing with a young man who made a mistake, a serious one, but still, a mistake. If expulsion from school is the punishment handed down, I hope that school officials will work with this young man and his parents to help them arrange for home schooling, or some other alternative, to keep him on track with his education. I do not know the young man in this case. I do know that “writing him off ” because of this incident would be a mistake. Then, and only then, would his parents and the school be to blame.


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To the Editor: This letter is in response to the editorial from John Boehner, which was in Wednesday’s Call, concerning the tar sands crude oil pipeline. He gave the only good side of this story. There are so many negative features. First, opposition has been so intense, nationwide, that Pres. Obama probably had no choice but to delay a final decision. Not only from the individual citizens, but from national publications and organizations a well. According to the Nature’s Voice publication (Jan/Feb issue), this Keystone XL organization had 80 pipeline spills in 2010, including one which affected the Kalamazoo River in Michigan. We have had one experience with a foreign oil company and the Gulf is not over it yet. This pipeline would carry about one million gallons of the world’s dirtiest tar sands crude oil through eight of our Plains states per day. Why should we give another foreign oil company the chance to affect our drinking water, out streams, our households, and all nature like the first one did. It would create jobs. Every other aspect is negative. Mr. Boehner did not tell you. I helped put Mr. Boehner in office, and I have no regret. But I certainly object to the onesided, incomplete contents of that published editorial. —Lloyd Smith Piqua

Family says thanks for support To the Editor: The family of Lois Clark would like to thank family, friends and neighbors for their kindness and support shown us at the passing of Lois. She lived a lone life and filled it with good memories of those she loved. May God be with you and all of us as we mourn our loss but rejoice in our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, and His saving grace. —Beverly Zimmer and family Neil and Shirley Clark and family Roger and Katherine Clark and family







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DEAR ABBY: I’m a freshman in high school and my sister is a junior. She plays violin in our school orchestra (first chair), gets straight A’s in all her classes (honors and AP courses) and is gorgeous and popular. I, on the other hand, am socially awkward, spend most of my time with my nose jammed in a book, barely get A’s in my few honors courses and play in the school band. I have a few close friends, but most of them aren’t in any of my classes so I eat lunch alone. I don’t want to be popular; I just want to stop being jealous of my sister. How can I do that when anything I do that’s good is overshadowed by all her accomplishments? — LIVING IN THE SHADOWS IN ILLINOIS DEAR LIVING IN THE SHADOWS: It would be helpful if you would stop comparing yourself to your sister. You are an individual, and individuals do not all blossom at the same rate. You have accomplishments you should be proud of. You play an instrument, you are in some honors courses, and you are a READER. The time you spend with your “nose jammed in a book” will pay off later because you are developing your mind. I recommend you find an area of interest that your sister hasn’t tried, and develop that. It’s a way to excel at something in your own right, and make some new acquaintances so you aren’t lost in the glare of your sister’s spotlight. DEAR ABBY: I’m a 35year-old woman. My boyfriend of two years and I are having issues because of his irresponsibility. He’s a great guy with a heart of gold, but he can’t keep a job. He has quit the same job three times within the last 12 months and now is fully unemployed. I have been confiding in a female friend who happens to be a lesbian. Her understanding and compassion have brought us a lot closer than I could have ever imagined. Honestly, I am not attracted to women, but there’s something going on in my heart for her. She knows how I

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CHRIS TALBOTT AP Entertainment Writer NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tim McGraw’s long-delayed album “Emotional Traffic” has the attention of Music Row this week as it finally hits the streets. The last album in the long, lucrative but contentious relationship between McGraw and Curb Records arrives more than a year late with a fascinating backstory and a little bit of buzz. McGraw isn’t actively promoting the album, but it kicks off what promises to be a high visibility year for the country star. He’s currently considering his next move after a judge granted his freedom from his record deal last November. What’s already on the schedule is the “Brothers of the Sun” stadium tour this summer with Kenny Chesney and actively recording new songs. “Emotional Traffic” already indirectly produced a multi-week No. 1 song, “Felt Good on My Lips,” which was released against McGraw’s wishes on a hits package in 2010. McGraw has called the new album his “best ever” and fan interest is piqued. “There are a lot of possibilities with this record. It’s hard to say,” said Wade Jessen, who tracks country music and other charts for Billboard Magazine in Nashville. “I think at least in the public comments Tim has made about it, he’s very much a cheerleader for this music, and that may go a long way to making the most emotionally invested fans overlook the fact that it’s coming out on a record label Tim has had some issues with. And we know how loyal country music fans are. They like for their artists to be treated fairly and with respect, and if there’s any perception otherwise it can guide their decisions.” With legal issues to resolve still, McGraw and Curb executives aren’t doing interviews to promote “Emotional Traffic.” But McGraw laid the groundwork for a promotional campaign in a few interviews last year. He also previewed a handful of cuts from the album on last year’s extremely pop-


Advice feel and has expressed interest in taking our friendship to a different level, but I’m not sure I can do it. Homosexuality is not accepted in my family, and I wouldn’t be comfortable about being open in public with another woman. Can you help me decide what to do? — ANONYMOUS IN ALABAMA DEAR ANONYMOUS: You may not be attracted to women, but you appear to be attracted to this one. Your disappointment in your boyfriend’s inability to hold a job is not the issue here. The issue is your fear of your family’s disapproval and your embarrassment about being open about your attraction if it turns out to be more powerful than you want to admit. Whether you ignore your feelings or follow through on them, you will pay a price. My advice is be true to yourself, but make sure you think long and hard before acting. DEAR ABBY: I am recently divorced and have chosen to go back to using my maiden name. The divorce was a long time in coming and, frankly, I’m happy about it. What’s bothering me is the reaction I get from most people about my name change. Many of them assume that a name change equals marriage — so I am often congratulated. What lighthearted response can I give to those folks to set them straight? — UNATTACHED IN ARLINGTON, TEXAS UNATDEAR TACHED: Say, “Thank you for the congratulations, but this is the name I was born with.” Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Write Dear Abby at or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069.


Country singer Tim McGraw arrives at the 45th Annual CMA Awards in Nashville. Tim McGraw’s long-delayed album “Emotional Traffic” has the attention of Music Row this week as it finally hits the streets. The last album in the long and lucrative — but also contentious — relationship between McGraw and his old label Curb Records arrives more than a year late with a fascinating backstory and a little bit of buzz. McGraw isn’t actively promoting the album, but it kicks off what promises to be a high visibility year for the country star. ular “Emotional Traffic” tour. In an interview last April, McGraw said he couldn’t wait for fans to hear the new album. After recording four or five LPs with his road band, The Dancehall Doctors, McGraw decided to use a different set of musicians on “Emotional Traffic” and looked to open up his sound. He brought in NeYo for a duet as well. “There are some great players,” McGraw said. “A couple of guys from Paul McCartney’s band are on this album. Paul Bushnell is on bass, who’s one of my favorite bass players ever. The songs are just really fresh and cool. I’m excited.” McGraw’s longtime producer Byron Gallimore agrees with McGraw’s assessment of the album. He says over the two decades they’ve worked together, they’ve used a formula for choos-

ing songs. “Emotional Traffic” continues that trend of not only including country material, but expanding into areas like R&B, pop and rock. McGraw can then use his voice to pull the song back into country territory. “We’re certainly happy with it and feel like it’s one of our best,” Gallimore said. “I think every time you do another one you feel like it’s probably better than the last one,

for me personally at least. We’ve got a great batch of songs on here and I’m just excited that it’s getting out there. … I feel very strongly about this record. I would agree with Tim on that.” “I think this is a good day for Tim McGraw fans because they’ve got new music in their hands,” Jessen said. “That’s the upside of this entire scenario. That’s the bottom line.”

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West’s original distribution was 5-1-5-2. The rest of the play is easy enough. Declarer leads the jack of spades from dummy, allowing West to win and cash his A-K-9-3. But West must then lead a diamond from

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As the play progresses and declarer learns more about how the opposing cards are divided, he can frequently use this knowledge to make a contract that might otherwise be lost. Here is a typical case. West leads a spade against South’s threenotrump contract. The outcome looks very promising after declarer wins the spade lead with the ten, since all he needs is either a normal 3-2 divi-

sion in diamonds or a 3-3 club break. If either suit divides favorably, he automatically acquires his ninth trick. But when South plays the ace of diamonds at trick two, East unexpectedly shows out, and when he next cashes the A-K-Q of clubs, West shows out on the third round, discarding a diamond. For one long moment, it might seem to South that there is no longer any way to make a ninth trick. But if he keeps a cool head, he should eventually realize that three notrump is ice-cold. South knows from the play thus far that West started with exactly five diamonds and two clubs. He also knows that West, for his one-spade overcall, almost surely has five or six spades. Accordingly, declarer next leads a heart to dummy’s ace. When West follows with the queen, South concludes that


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Engagement Indiana couple to marry Andria Najar and Jason Hoying, both of Fishers, Ind., announce their engagement. She is the daughter of Angelea Najar and Mark and Linda Najar of Portage, Ind. Ron and Becky Hoying of Piqua are parents of the bridegroom. The brideelect graduated in 2004 from Portage High Najar, Hoying School and in 2008 from Ball State Uni- sity with an undergraduversity with an under- ate degree in criminal graduate degree in justice in 2007. In 2009, criminal justice and in he earned a master’s de2010, she graduated from gree in public administraBall State with a master’s tion from Ball State. He degree in public adminis- served in the U.S. Army tration. She is employed Reserves from 2000-2008, by the Indiana Depart- and is currently employed by the State of Indiana. ment of Child Services. A June 16 wedding is Her fiance graduated from Lehman Catholic planned at St. Bridget’s High School in 2001 and Catholic Church in Hofrom Ball State Univer- bart, Ind.

Engagement Campbell, Wolaver set date Kris-Sondra Marie Campbell and T h o m a s J a m e s Wolaver announce their engagement. She is the daughter of M a r s h a Chester-Ball and John A. Campbell of Campbell, Wolaver Piqua. Her fiance is a 2009 James and Audrey Wolaver of Sidney are par- graduate of Sidney High School and attended Mt. ents of the bridegroom. The bride-elect is a Vernon Nazarene. He is 2009 graduate of Chris- employed at Copeland in tian Academy in Sidney. Sidney. An April 14 wedding is She is employed as a planned in Sidney. home health aide.

Engagement Curtis to marry Klopp The engagement of Kelsey Curtis Ryan to Klopp is announced by her parents, Jeff and Deedy Curtis of Piqua. Mike and M a r s h a Klopp of Lima are parents of Curtis, Klopp the brideHer fiance is a 2003 groom. The bride-elect is a graduate Bath High 2003 graduate of Piqua School and a 2007 graduHigh School. She gradu- ate of Ohio University, ated in 2007 from Bowling where he earned a bacheGreen State University lors of science in commuwith a bachelor of arts in nications degree. He is communications/business employed in corporate degree. She is employed as sales with A.M. Leonard. An April 21 wedding is an account manager with planned. Exhibit Concepts Inc.

Birth Couple welcome baby boy Rick and Misty Beaty of Powell announce the birth of a son, Jaxson Lee Beaty, born at 6:17 a.m. Nov. 17, 2011, at OSU Medical Center, Columbus. J a x s o n weighed 7 pounds 9 ounces and was 21 inches in length. He was welcomed home by his big sister, Jaxson Lee Beaty Adelynn. Maternal grandparent are Kim and Beaty of Draper, Va., are the paternal grandparJeff Butts of Piqua. Patricia and Rick ents.

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Millions now manage aging parents’ care from afar BY MATT SEDENSKY Associated Press WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — Kristy Bryner worries her 80-year-old mom might slip and fall when she picks up the newspaper, or that she’ll get in an accident when she drives to the grocery store. What if she has a medical emergency and no one’s there to help? What if, like her father, her mother slips into a fog of dementia? Those questions would be hard enough if Bryner’s aging parent lived across town in Portland, Ore., but she is in Kent, Ohio. The stress of caregiving seems magnified by each of the more than 2,000 miles that separate them. “I feel like I’m being split in half between coasts,” said Bryner, 54. “I wish I knew what to do, but I don’t.” As lifespans lengthen and the number of seniors rapidly grows, more Americans find themselves in Bryner’s precarious position, struggling to care for an ailing loved one from hundreds or thousands of miles away. The National Institute on Aging estimates around 7 million Americans are long-distance caregivers. Aside from economic factors that often drive people far from their hometowns, shifting demographics in the country could exacerbate the issue: Over the next four decades, the share of people 65 and older is expected to rapidly expand while the number of people under 20 will roughly hold steady. That means there will be a far smaller share of people between 20 and 64, the age group that most often is faced with caregiving. “You just want to be in two places at once,” said Kay Branch, who lives in Anchorage, Alaska, but helps coordinate care for her parents in Lakeland, Fla., about 3,800 miles away. There are no easy answers. Bryner first became a long-distance caregiver when, more than a decade ago, her father began suffering from dementia, which consumed him until he died in 2010. She used to be able to count on help from her brother, who lived close to their parents, but he died of cancer a few years back. Her mother doesn’t want to leave the house she’s lived in for so long. So Bryner talks daily with her mother via Skype, a video telephone service. She’s lucky to have a job that’s flexible enough that she’s able to visit for a couple of weeks every few months. But she fears what may happen when her mother is not as healthy as she is now. “Someone needs to check on her, someone needs to look out for her,” she said. “And the only someone is me, and I don’t live there.”


Lynn Feinberg, a caregiver expert at AARP, works in her office on Thursday, Jan. 26, in Washington. As lifespans lengthen and the number of seniors rapidly grows, more Americans find themselves struggling to care for an ailing loved one from hundreds or thousands of miles away. Feinberg said the number of long-distance caregivers is likely to grow, particularly as a sagging economy has people taking whatever job they can get, wherever it is. long-distance Many caregivers say they insist on daily phone calls or video chats to hear or see how their loved one is doing. Oftentimes, they find another relative or a paid caregiver they can trust who is closer and able to help with some tasks. Yet there always is the unexpected: Medical emergencies, problems with insurance coverage, urgent financial issues. Problems become far tougher to resolve when you need to hop on a plane or make a daylong drive. “There are lots of things that you have to do that become these real exercises in futility,” said Ed Rose, 49, who lives in Boston but, like his sister, travels frequently to Chicago to help care for his 106-year-old grandmother, Blanche Seelmann. Rose has rushed to his grandmother’s side for hospitalizations, and made unexpected trips to solve bureaucratic issues like retrieving a document from a safe-deposit box in order to open a bank account. But he said he has also managed to get most of the logistics down to a routine. He uses Skype to speak with his grandmother every day and tries to be there whenever she has a doctor’s appointment. Aides handle many daily tasks and have access to a credit card for household expenses. They send him receipts so he can monitor spending. He has an apartment near his grandmother to make sure he’s comfortable on his frequent visits. Even for those who live near those they care for, travel for work can frequently make it a longdistance affair. Evelyn Castillo-Bach lives in

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Pembroke Pines, Fla., the same town as her 84-yearold mother, who has Alzheimer’s disease. But she is on the road roughly half the year, sometimes for months at a time, both for work with her own Web company and accompanying her husband, a consultant for the United Nations. Once, she was en route from Kosovo to Denmark when she received a call alerting her that her mother was having kidney failure and appeared as if she would die. She needed to communicate her mother’s wishes from afar as her panicked sister tried to search their mother’s home for her living will. Castillo-Bach didn’t think she could make it in time to see her mother alive once more. “I won’t get to touch my mother again,” she thought. She was wrong. Her mother pulled through. But she says it illustrates what long-distance caregivers so frequently go through. “This is one of the things that happens when you’re thousands of miles away,” Castillo-Bach said. Lynn Feinberg, a caregiving expert at AARP, said the number of longdistance caregivers is likely to grow, particularly as a sagging economy has people taking whatever job they can get, wherever it is. Though caregiving is a major stress on anyone, distance can often magnify it, Feinberg said, and presents particular difficulty when it must be balanced with an inflexible job. “It’s a huge stress,” she said. “It can have enor-

mous implications not only for someone’s quality of life, but also for someone’s job.” It can also carry a huge financial burden. A November 2007 report by the National Alliance for Caregiving and Evercare, a division of United Health Group, found annual expenses incurred by long-distance caregivers averaged about $8,728, far more than caregivers who lived close to their loved one. Some also had to cut back on work hours, take on debt of their own and slash their personal spending. Even with that in mind, though, many long-distance caregivers say they don’t regret their decision. Rita Morrow, who works in accounting and lives in Louisville, Ky., about a six-hour drive from her 90-year-old mother in Memphis, Tenn., does all the juggling too. She has to remind her mother to take her medicine, make sure rides are lined up for doctor’s appointments, rush to her aid if there’s a problem. She knows her mom wants to stay in her home, to keep going to the church she’s gone to the past 60 years, to be near her friends. “We do what we have to do for our parents,” she said. “My mother did all kinds of things for me.”

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UPPER VALLEY CAREER CENTER: Monday — Hot dog or mini corn dogs, baked beans, assorted fruit, multi-grain roll and milk. Tuesday — Ravioli or cheese sticks and sauce, side salad, assorted fruit and milk. Wednesday — Pizza or quesadilla, fresh baby carrots and dip, assorted fruit and milk. Thursday — Walking taco or chicken fajita with lettuce, tomato, salsa, red beans and rice, assorted fruit and milk. Friday — Grilled chicken or hot ham and cheese, baked potato, broccoli and cheese, assorted fruit, multi-grain bun and milk.

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Monday — Salisbury steak, mashed potatoes, roll and butter, applesauce and milk. Tuesday — Teriyaki chicken, rice, carrots, peaches, animal crackers and milk. Wednesday — Soft taco, mandarin oranges, graham crackers and milk. Thursday — Chicken tenders, fries, breaded cheese stix, pears and milk. Friday — Pepperoni BY JIM DAVIS pizza, baked potato chips, Ohio Community Media turnovers or applesauce and milk. FAIRFAX, Va. — Knowledge and experience are NEWTON just a couple of words that carry little weight if you SCHOOLS: don’t make good use of Monday — Hamburger them. sandwich, french fries, Christina Craft was dejuice bar and milk. termined to make them Tuesday — Nacho and count. cheese sauce, taco meat, Having been a military green beans, trail mix and wife for most of her adult milk. life, the 1989 Miami East Wednesday — Tanger- High School graduate esine Asian chicken, rice, tablished a support group mixed vegetables, pineap- in 2010 — I.M.P.A.C.T. — ple tidbits, fortune cookie to help military spouses and milk. cope with the deployment Thursday — Corndog of a loved one. minis, corn, mixed fruit, “I had an opportunity graham crackers and (to help) because my husmilk. band was battalion comFriday — Stuffed crust mander of a unit that was pizza, ranch Doritos, broc- going to be deployed in coli, applesauce and milk. Afghanistan for a year (2010-11),” said Craft, VERSAILLES whose husband Paul — also a Miami East graduSCHOOLS: ate — was stationed at Monday — Spaghetti Fort Huachuca in Sierra with meat sauce, cole slaw, Vista, Ariz. “In the milibreadstick, pineapple and tary, it’s common for wives to get together. But I milk. Tuesday — Sausage wanted to develop that patty, french toast sticks, into something more than hash browns, fresh orange just a social thing to meet the needs of military and milk. Wednesday — Pizza, spouses (going through a deployment). We’ve come peas, peaches and milk. Thursday — Pulled into an era where it’s a nepork on a bun, potato cessity with all the deploysupreme, applesauce and ments over the past 10 milk. Friday — Chef salad with cheese, egg and ham, crackers, chocolate chip cookie, pears and milk.

Miami East grad’s project helps military spouses cope Craft honored for her work

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Justices won’t attend relocated State of the State COLUMBUS (AP) The governor’s plan to relocate this year’s State of the State address means Ohio’s Supreme Court Justices will not be able to attend. A spokesman says the court in Columbus has hearings scheduled for Feb. 7, the same day Gov. John Kasich plans to deliver his address at a school in Steubenville, about 130 miles east. It

years … and I wanted to find a way to develop more out of that social group.” Craft — who received a Most Inspiring Volunteer award from Spry magazine last month during its third annual Inspiration Awards — said she created I.M.P.A.C.T. as a supplement to the many programs offered by the Department of Defense. An acronym for Imparting Military Practical Advice, Connecting Together, I.M.P.A.C.T. was designed to help empower military spouses who remain stateside during their husband’s or wife’s deployment. “If you don’t get connected into the many programs that the DOD has developed for our benefit, you’re on your own … and it can be devastating,” she said. Starting with a small group of about a dozen spouses, Craft held a majority of the meetings at her home. She enlisted the help of other wives or husbands who had spouses in leadership positions in the military, all with the intention of imparting knowledge gained by participants’ own, individual experiences. “I was looking to get some of the folks who had leadership experience, whether it was through them being seasoned military wives or their spouses might be carrying a lead-

ership role,” Craft explained. “Either way, I was drawing these men and women together so that, in our daily roles as individuals coming into contact with younger, less experienced spouses, we could share our experiences. “When you are a military spouse of a leader, you can have an impact — just knowing that you may have a younger, inexperienced military spouse looking up to you,” she continued. “So my goal was to really let that be known.” When her husband’s Army unit — the 86th Expeditionary Signal Battalion — deployed to Afghanistan in 2010, Craft said she, too, learned from the experience as they all worked through a potentially difficult time. “It grew me to look beyond my own situation,” said Craft, who remained in Arizona with the couple’s teenaged daughter, Katelyn, during her husband’s deployment. “It was a challenge being the spouse of a commander. You get to experience it all. So that was my challenge — to not just survive the deployment, but to thrive through it and have an opportunity to make a big impression on these individuals (in the group).” When her husband’s unit returned from Afghanistan in April of last year, I.M.P.A.C.T.’s work continued as mili-

tary families prepared for what would come next. Several soldiers and their families were headed in different directions — many going to Fort Bliss in Texas — while others were set to be stationed elsewhere. “A lot of these folks were getting prepared to be resilient and to receive their spouses back after a year and have more challenges thrust upon them,” Craft said. “My ability to make the most impact was to be able to reach out to this core group and instill challenges for them to be the most resilient spouses that they could be and to make use of all of the programs that were available to them.” Now living in Fairfax, Va., where her husband works at the Pentagon, Craft said she continues to work with another military support group she established in Arizona — Friends of the 86th — a non-military, non profit organization designed to get the community involved by supporting a specific military unit. Craft said she remains in contact with individuals associated with both groups, and “hopefully, they’ll be able to continue on.” Now that they have some knowledge and experience gained with Craft’s help, that seems a lot more likely.

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Christina, Katelyn and Paul Craft gather for a “welcome home” photo following Paul’s return from Afghanistan last year.

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Costa: $14,460 per person Cruiseline offers passengers lump sum for lost baggage, suffered trauma NICOLE WINFIELD Associated Press ROME (AP) — Costa Crociere SpA offered uninjured passengers €11,000 ($14,460) apiece Friday to compensate them for lost baggage and the psychological trauma they suffered after their cruise ship ran aground and capsized off Tuscany. But some passengers are already refusing to accept the deal, saying they can’t yet put a figure on the costs of the trauma they endured. Costa announced the offer after negotiations with consumer groups who say they are representing 3,206 passengers from 61 countries who suffered no physical harm when the massive Costa Concordia cruise ship hit a reef on Jan. 13. In addition to the lumpsum indemnity, Costa, a unit of the world’s biggest cruise operator, the Miamibased Carnival Corp., also said it would reimburse uninjured passengers the full costs of their cruise, their return travel expenses and any medical expenses they sustained after the grounding. The deal does not apply to the hundreds of crew on the ship, many of whom have lost their jobs, the roughly 100 people who were injured in the chaotic evacuation or the families who lost loved ones. Sixteen bodies have already been recovered from the disaster and another 16 people who were on board are missing and presumed

Hartzell promotes Gustafson PIQUA — Hartzell recently announced that Tom Gustafson was promoted o t Chief Technology Officer in the A i r Movement Divis i o n . GUSTAFSON He will report to the president and also will continue to manage quality and product management. This newly created position provides strategic value for Hartzell as product expansion initiatives are carried out. “Tom’s reputation and expertise in the industry, including his committee work at the Air Movement and Control Association International (AMCA), is outstanding,“ said Jeff Bannister, Hartzell CEO. Gustafson has worked for Hartzell 24 years and has many accomplishments in his tenure as vice president of engineering. He was the champion of the design concept for the one-piece solid fiberglass FA wheel and was the principal author of our most recent patent, which reduced the sound levels on the company’s AL prop. Hartzell Air Movement (formerly Hartzell Fan) pioneered the production of the propeller fan and today is a leading manufacturer of industrial fans and blowers with offices in Piqua, and manufacturing plants in Piqua and Portland, Ind. They specialize in providing custom centrifugal and axial fans and engineered solutions in their core markets.

dead. Passengers are free to pursue legal action on their own if they aren’t satisfied with the deal and it was clear Friday — two weeks after the grounding — that some would. “We’re very worried about the children,” said Claudia Urru of Cagliari, Sardinia, who was on board the ship with her husband and two sons aged 3 and 12. Her eldest child, she said, is seeing a psychiatrist: He won’t speak about the incident or even look at television footage of the grounding. “He’s terrorized at night,” she told The Associated Press. “He can’t go to the bathroom alone. We’re all sleeping together, except my husband, who has gone into another room because we don’t all fit.” As a result, she said, her family has retained a lawyer because they don’t know what the real impact — financial or otherwise — of the trauma will be. She said her family simply isn’t able to make such decisions now. “We are having a very, very hard time,” she said. Some consumer groups have already signed on as injured parties in the criminal case against the Concordia’s captain, Francesco Schettino, who is accused of manslaughter, causing a shipwreck and abandoning the ship before all those aboard were evacuated. He is under house arrest. In addition, Codacons, one of Italy’s best-known consumer groups, has engaged two U.S. law firms to launch a class-action lawsuit against Costa and Carnival in Miami, claiming that it expects to get anywhere from €125,000 ($164,000) to €1 million ($1.3 million) per passenger. German attorney Hans Reinhardt, who currently represents 15 Germans who survived the accident and is in talks to represent families who lost loved ones, said he is advising his clients not to take the settlement. Instead, he, like Codacons, is working with the U.S. law firm to pursue the class-action suit in Miami. “What they have lost is much more than €11,000,” he told the AP. But Roberto Corbella, who represented Costa in the negotiations, said the deal provides passengers with quick and “generous” restitution that consumer


Italian firefighters, top, work on the grounded cruise ship Costa Concordia off the Tuscan island of Giglio, Italy, as Italian Financial police scuba divers prepare to dive, bottom, Thursday. Italian authorities have identified the bodies of three German passengers as divers kept up the search for those still missing from the Costa Concordia cruise ship that rammed into a reef off Italy. Sixteen deaths have been confirmed so far in the disaster, but three of those bodies have yet to be identified. Another 16 people are still missing from the ship, which grounded Jan. 13, but officials have acknowledged that it would take a miracle to find any more survivors. Salvage experts worked Thursday so they could begin pumping tons of fuel off the ship starting Saturday to avert an environmental catastrophe. The stricken ship lies very close to a marine sanctuary. groups estimate could amount to some €14,000 ($18,500) per passenger when it includes the other reimbursements. “The big advantage that they have is an immediate response, no legal expenses, and they can put this whole thing behind them,” he told AP. Angry passenger Herbert Greszuk, a 62-year-old German who left behind everything he had with him, including his tuxedo, camera, jewelry, and even his dentures, told the AP before the compensation deal was announced that it was an issue of accountability. “Something like this must not be allowed to happen again. So many people died; it’s simply inexcusable,” he said. The Concordia gashed

its hull on reefs off the island of Giglio after Schettino made an unauthorized deviation from its approved route to bring it closer to Giglio. Some 4,200 passengers and crew were hastily evacuated. Search efforts for the missing resumed Friday as salvage crews set up to begin extracting some 500,000 tons of heavy fuel oil on Saturday before it leaks into the pristine waters surrounding the ship. That pumping operation is expected to last nearly a month. Italy’s civil protection office on Friday released a list of some of the other possibly toxic substances aboard the cruise liner, including 50 liters of insecticide and 41 cubic meters of lubricants, among other things.

But so far, even though some film has been detected in the waters around the ship, tests on the waters indicate nothing outside the norm, according to Tuscany’s regional environment agency. “Toxic tests have all resulted negative,” the agency said. The crystal clear seas around Giglio are a haven for scuba divers and form part of a marine sanctuary for dolphins, porpoises and whales. Passengers have said the evacuation was chaotic, with crew members unprepared to deal with an emergency and constantly downplaying the seriousness of the situation. Coast guard data shows the captain only sounded the evacuation alarm an hour after the initial collision, well

after the Concordia had listed to the point that many lifeboats couldn’t be lowered. Schettino has admitted he had taken the ship on “touristic navigation” near Giglio but has said the rocks he hit weren’t charted on his nautical maps. Codacons has called for a criminal investigation into the not-infrequent practice of “tourist navigation” — steering huge cruise ships close to shore to give passengers a view of key sites. The chief executive of Costa, Pier Luigi Foschi, told Italian lawmakers this week that “tourist navigation” wasn’t illegal, and was a “cruise product” increasingly sought out by passengers and offered by cruise lines to try to stay competitive.

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Bradford Council member leaves Fritz submits his resignation BY KJ MACCLENNAN For the Daily Call BRADFORD — A letter of resignation submitted by JB Fritz and read by Bradford Mayor Dallas Weldy left Thursday’s council meeting with two empty seats. Weldy made the announcement at the beginning of the meeting in order to create a quorum so business could be completed, since only three council members were present. Council member Jeff Wirrig was excused to coach the girls basketball game. Fritz resigned from council because he is moving out of the village. The resignation was accepted with regret. The three council members then heard a complaint, heard updates on the various water projects, and filled one of the vacant seats. In other business, council discussed that Covington Savings and Loan in Bradford had filed a complaint that some people were parking their cars on the street in front of the bank for longer than the allowed two-hour parking. They asked that the parking ordinance be enforced. Council discussed a few other options — changing the signs to 30 minute parking or restricting several spots to bank and post office use only. In the end, council agreed to ask the sheriff’s department to talk with the violators, hand out warnings and start enforcing the ordinance more. Brice Schmitmeyer, Fanning-Howey Engineering Group, informed council that the wastewater project is progressing and the contractor hopes to begin in early spring. He also re-

quested, and was approved, this project’s first payout of $130,000 from the available funding to Fanning-Howey for engineering services. Council also approved entering into another contract with Fanning-Howey for the next EPA mandated project. This sewer separation project is estimated at $1.4 million, and already has $270,000 in grants. The rest will be paid through a zero percent, 30-year loan to the village. This sewer separation project was originally supposed to be completed before the end of year; however, according to village administrator Roger Looker, the EPA has agreed not to fine the village if they are at least moving forward with the project by then. Council then gave approval for temporary barricades to be placed on Stichter Street near James Street when high water is crossing over the roadway. A solution for this issue may be included in the sewer separation project. Schmitmeyer also informed council that the repairs to the water treatment plant may cost approximately $1.2 million. He was asked to put together potential funding options for this project as well. “This will be the next (EPA) mandated project,” said Looker, noting was he was unsure how long the older parts could last. Council also approved Galen Balmert to be re-appointed to council on Thursday. Last November, due to a clerical error with the board of elections, Balmert’s name was not listed as an incumbent candidate on the ballot for Bradford voters. Balmert was unanimously approved Thursday and was sworn in by Weldy following the council approval. Council will be accepting nominations for Fritz’s vacated seat during its Feb. 9 regular meeting.


Saturday, January 28, 2012

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The Piqua Varsity Cheerleader Competition Squad performs at Garbry Gymnasium on Friday night before the start of the varsity basketball game.The squad is made up of both football and basketball varsity cheerleaders. The group will be competing in regional competition on Feb. 5.

Piqua Catholic plans activities Several Catholic Schools Week events scheduled PIQUA — The students and staff at Piqua Catholic School are ready to celebrate Catholic Schools Week beginning Monday through Feb. 3. The annual national celebration highlights the important role Catholic schools play in providing a values-added education for America’s students. Piqua Catholic School Principal Sister Mary Alice Haithcoat said “This year’s theme, Catholic Schools: Faith. Academics. Service, focuses on the three priorities catholic schools establish that make them stand out from

other institutions. The theme is very fitting in that it underscores the essence of a catholic education.” Children receiving a Catholic education are taught faith — not just the basics of Christianity but how to have a relationship with God. Catholic schools place great emphasis on academic excellence and helping each child reach his/her potential. Service, the giving of one’s time and effort to help others, is taught as an expression of faith and practiced as good citizenship. Activities on Monday and Tuesday focus on faith and will include prayer services and a Living

Rosary to “highlight this beautiful, powerful devotion,” said Sister Mary Alice. Wednesday highlights academics and includes a presentation on the History of Education. On Thursday, students will complete service projects at the school and parishes and create Valentines cards for nursing home resident. The three priorities for Catholic school come together on Friday. The day includes a Bible Quiz Show and the annual volleyball game between staff and students. Parents are invited to have lunch with their student on any day. Sister Mary Alice said Catholic schools week also

is a wonderful opportunity for families to consider “Piqua Catholic School as a viable option for their children’s education. We welcome children for our all-day kindergarten program through eighth grade.” Even in these difficult economic times “families are making the commitment and financial sacrifice to send their children to catholic schools. They are dedicated to our mission,” she said. Catholic Schools Week started in 1974, and is sponsored jointly by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops and the National Catholic Education Association.


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Obama says colleges may lose funding BY KIMBERLY HEFLING Associated Press


Emergency responders remove plastic to expose the collapsed section of floor on the scene of the construction site of the new casino being built in downtown Cincinnati on Friday. A section of floor collapsed Friday at the construction site of the city’s new casino, sending workers tumbling down with it and causing minor injuries for at least a dozen people, authorities said.

At least dozen hurt in casino collapse One victim reported in serious condition BY LISA CORNWELL Associated Press

mine what caused the collapse. Fire Chief Richard Braun, who was one of the first on the scene after the collapse, said that a beam supporting the floor “sheared away” and the floor came down while the workers were on top of it. “They basically rode the V down,” Braun said. No one was underneath the 60-foot-by-60-foot section of floor. The injured were sent to hospitals with what appeared to be mostly bruises and bumps, and possibly some broken bones, the fire chief said. All workers were accounted for, according to Rosenthal. The man in serious condition is at Bethesda North, and the only

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The male worker with serious injuries was downgraded from fair condition at a Cincinnati hospital Friday night, several hours after the collapse. Authorities had said earlier that there were no lifethreatening injuries. Shouts could be heard on a 9-1-1 call right after the collapse as the caller told the dispatcher “we’ve got one guy that’s in desperate position.” “There’s about 20 guys just fell through the floor pour. You’ve got to get down here as quick as possible. …They fell about 15, 20 foot. Hurry,” he said. “We’ve got men under a beam as well. We got to get this beam off of them.” Rosenthal told reporters at a news conference that it was too soon to deter-

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — President Barack Obama fired a warning at the nation’s colleges and universities on Friday, threatening to strip their federal aid if they “jack up tuition” every year and to give the money instead to schools showing restraint and value. Obama can’t proceed, though, without the OK from Congress, where the reaction of Republican lawmakers ranged from muted to skeptical. Higher education leaders worried about the details and the threat of government overreach, and one dismissed it as mere election-year “political theater.” Average tuition and fees at public colleges rose 8.3

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FOUND: cat, black, fuzzy, approximately 6 mo. to 1 year, vicinity of Broadway and Riverside. (937)726-8596 LOST: Beagle, tri-colored, male, docked tail, wearing blue collar. Hetzler Rd. area. (937)773-8606

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235 General ASSISTANT and STORE SUPERVISOR POSITION Entry Level retail store management

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

Apply in person at: Goodwill 1584 Covington Ave. PIQUA

DRIVERS Schindewolf Express, Inc. Hiring Company Drivers and Owner Operators. Class A CDL. Clean MVR record.1-2 years of OTR experience. We offer excellent benefits, Weekly/Weekend home time and great pay. We are family owned and operated for more than 20 years located in Quincy Ohio. 937-585-5919 Integrity Ambulance Service is hiring a

Fleet Mechanic

Experience preferred

Apply at: 100 Integrity Place Greenville, OH 45331

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Medical office looking for billing specialist. 1-3 years experience required. Apply to:


For complete listing of employment and application requirements visit: Employment Opportunities at: EOE/AA Employer

Fletcher United Methodist Church, A vibrant community of faith is currently looking for: YOUTH COORDINATOR Part Time & NURSERY CARE PROVIDER & COORDINATOR

Must be willing to work with a team, have an outgoing personality and have the ability to lead young people to a deeper relationship with Jesus Christ. References and background check are required.

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$9.50/ Hour

• CDL DRIVERS: $11.50/ Hour

APPLY: 15 Industry Park Ct., Tipp City. (937)667-1772

TEAM LEADER Jumpy's Fun Zone in Troy is hiring a Team Leader. Must be able to work evenings and weekends, love kids and have management experience. Send your resume to: lori@

205 Business Opportunities

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CAUTION Whether posting or responding to an advertisement, watch out for offers to pay more than the advertised price for the item. Scammers will send a check and ask the seller to wire the excess through Western Union (possibly for courier fees). The scammer's check is fake and eventually bounces and the seller loses the wired amount. While banks and Western branches are Union trained at spotting fake checks, these types of scams are growing increasingly sophisticated and fake checks often aren't caught for weeks. Funds wired through Western Union or MoneyGram are irretrievable and virtually untraceable. If you have questions regarding scams like these or others, please contact the Ohio Attorney General’s office at (800)282-0515.

WE’RE GROWING DRIVERS - start the new year with a great new job! Our drivers enjoy the following benefits:

• $.40/mile with annual increases • Ability to earn $.02/mile bonuses • 4 weeks vacation/year • Home most weekends • Health, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance • Dependable Equipment • Direct Deposit Must have CDLA and 1 yr recent OTR experience.

Call Continental Express 800/497-2100 or apply at

Miami County Advocate Route Available in Piqua 800 papers delivered in town only, once a week. Papers on this route are delivered to non-subscribers porch or to the door.

Email to:



Excellent career opportunity for an enthusiastic individual in the landscape construction industry who excels in sales/ administration. We are a growing, visionary company offering full time position and excellent benefit package with a positive, upbeat team atmosphere and works directly with the owner. LANDSCAPE CONSTRUCTION FOREMAN

Local landscape contractor offering excellent career opportunity for an experienced landscape construction team leader. Full time, great compensation package, work with an high integrity team and state-ofthe-art equipment and tools. Send resume to:

This route is done as an Independent Contractor status. Please stop into the Piqua Daily Call located at 310 Spring St., Piqua, OH to fill out an application. No phone calls please.




Maintenance Position Darke County manufacturing company is seeking a Qualified Mechanical Technician for 2nd shift operations. This is a progressive, QS9000 & ISO 14001 certified, automotive supplier that lives lean manufacturing and J.I.T. production. Qualified candidate will perform constant evaluation, preventative maintenance, troubleshooting and repairs of production equipment in a maintenance team environment. 5 years minimum experience with mold machines mandatory. Experience with robots and PLC’s is expected. Send resume and salary requirements to:

Reporter/Copyeditor Requirements: • A strong desire to report local news and events • Ability to work under pressure • Flexible hours required • Excellent writing skills

FPE, HR Department, 1855 St. Rt. 121, New Madison, OH 45346 EOE

Video Journalist

Full-time with benefits for Greenville, Ohio Full-time with benefits for Greenville, Ohio

Helpful: • Photography and computer skills

The Daily Advocate is looking for a creative person to conduct interview’s, shoot, edit and produce videos of local news and sporting events Requirements: • A strong desire to report local news and events • Ability to work under pressure • Flexible hours required • Knowledge of video equipment and software

For these positions, send resume to: no later than February 3, 2012. No phone calls please.

Newspaper Promotions Part-time for Greenville, Ohio

The Daily Advocate is seeking someone that would enjoy promoting our family of products. This is a part-time position with flexible hours, and promises an opportunity for compensation commensurate to performance. The right candidate will interact with area businesses, schools, community organizations and the general public to grow our readership and promote programs such as Newspapers in Education. 2252007

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POLICY: Please Check Your Ad The 1st Day. It Is The Advertiser’s Responsibility To Report Errors Immediately. Publisher Will Not Be Responsible for More Than One Incorrect Insertion. We Reserve The Right To Correctly Classify, Edit, Cancel Or Decline Any Advertisement Without Notice.

For this position, send resume to: no later than February 3, 2012. No phone calls please.

Daily Advocate


FATIMA/MEDJUGORJE PILGRIMAGE, April 20-29th, 9 days. Breakfast & dinner daily, all airfare, 4 star hotels, private bath, tips, English speaking guides, plus more. Cost $3425-$200 deposit by February 20th. Remainder by March 20. Private room add $300. Organizer pays same fee as pilgrims. Non-profit. Kathy Subler, Versailles (937)526-4049

Edison Community College invites qualified candidates to apply for the following positions:

Mon - Thurs @ 5pm Weds - Tues @ 5pm Fri - Thurs @ 5pm


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Qualified candidates must have a minimum of 2-4 years of relevant experience in a maintenance environment. Must have strong troubleshooting experience in electrical, mechanical, hydraulics and pneumat ics, Must have a working knowledge of Allen Bradley PLC's, National Electrical Code requirements, the ability to read ladder logic and mechanical schematics. Must be able to work flexible shifts to start with the permanent position being either second or third shift.

Plygem Siding Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer and provides a Drug and Tobacco Free Work Environment. Please submit resume to: Attention: Human Resources Manager 2405 Campbell Rd Sidney, OH 45365

Is seeking to fill 1st and 2nd Shift positions in Anna and Sidney


Experience preferred

Competitive Wages, Insurance, Benefits, 401K, Fitness and Recreation Center Applications accepted: M-F 8:00 am – 4 pm

777 South Kuther Rd Sidney, Ohio

E-Mail Resume:

Fax Resume: 937-492-8995

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240 Healthcare

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

• Specializing in Chapter 7 • Affordable rates • Free Initial Consultation


1144 Fisher Dr., Piqua, OH 45356

655 Home Repair & Remodel




A service for your needs with a professional touch Call Elizabeth Schindel

(937) 368-2190 (937) 214-6186 Bonded & Insured Support us by staying local

CALL TODAY!335-5452 CALL 335-5452 Center hours 6am 11:55pm Center hoursnow 6 a.m. to 6top.m.



• Spouting • Metal Roofing • Siding • Doors

675 Pet Care

937-489-9749 In Memory Of Morgan Ashley Piatt

Sparkle Clean Residential Commercial New Construction Bonded & Insured

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

Tammy Welty (937)857-4222


Flea Market

Amy E. Walker, D.V.M. 937-418-5992

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

Mobile Veterinary Service Treating Dogs, Cats & Exotics


Hours: Fri. 9-8 Sat. & Sun. 9-5 2251492

680 Snow Removal


655 Home Repair & Remodel


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

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

Any type of Construction: Roofing, remodeling, siding, add-ons, interior remodeling and cabintets, re-do old barns, new home construction, etc.

(419) 203-9409 240 Healthcare

until January 31, 2012 with this coupon

HALL(S) FOR RENT! Booking now for 2012 and 2013



(937)671-9171 245 Manufacturing/Trade Area manufacturer of welded, steel tubing is seeking a:

~DEPENDABLE~ Home Health Aides

Needed in Miami and Shelby Counties. Must have High school diploma or GED, have 2 good job references, and be career oriented. STNA or 1 year experience a must. Every other weekend required. Previous applicants need not apply.

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Must have strong leadership skills with a machining background. Candidate should possess effective communication skills, written and orally, with employees and outside suppliers. Responsible for managing a machine shop, efficiently and productively, introducing new machine concepts, troubleshooting failures, revers ing engineer components, scheduling work demands and training of department. Qualified individuals may send resume' to: JACKSON TUBE SERVICE, INC. PO BOX 1650 Piqua, OH 45356 or to:

"Quality Tubing by Quality People"

The Sterling House Clare Bridge of Troy is hiring

Resident Care Associates, Must be available all shifts. Experience and/ or STNA certification as well as dementia/ Alzheimer's experience is preferred, but we will train someone who shows the right heart for the job. Only those who are dependable and committed to giving the best care possible need apply. Preemployment drug screening and background checks are required. Please Apply in Person to: Sterling House and Clare Bridge of Troy 81 N Stanfield Rd Troy, OH 45373 EOE/M/F/D/V



Small machine shop has openings on 1st, 2nd, or 3rd shift for Production Machining Supervisor to supervise 6-10 operators per shift. Supervisory experience required, Okuma and Hurco experience as well as inspection process/ procedures experience. We supply uniforms and offer competitive wages, insurance and 401(k). Send resume to: APEX PO BOX 412, Troy, OH 45373


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Roofing, Windows, Siding, Fire & Water Restoration

937-335-6080 250 Office/Clerical Full-Time


Accounting firm in Troy, is seeking a full-time Administrative Assistant. Must have strong technical and administrative skills. Knowledge of Microsoft Office 2007 Required. Please send resume to:

280 Transportation

DRIVERS WANTED JOHNSRUD TRANSPORT, a food grade liquid carrier is seeking Class A CDL tank drivers from the Sidney/Piqua/Troy area. Home flexible weekends. 5 years driving experience required. Will train for tank. Great Pay and Benefit Package. For further info, call Jane @ 1-888-200-5067 Flatbed Drivers New Pay Scale Start at .37cpm. Up to .04cpm Mileage Bonus. Home Weekends. Insurance & 401K. Apply at 800-648-9915

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OTR DRIVERS ◆ Class A CDL required ◆ Great Pay and Benefits! CDL Grads may qualify Call Jon Basye at: Piqua Transfer & Storage Co. (937)778-4535 or (800)278-0619 ◆❍◆❍◆❍◆❍◆❍◆❍◆

300 - Real Estate

For Rent

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

1 BEDROOM with appliances, upstairs. $325. Sidney and Piqua. (937)726-2765 EVERS REALTY

TROY, 2 bedroom townhomes, 1.5 baths, 1 car garage, ca, w/d hook up, all appliances, $685 3 Bedroom facing river $650 (937)216-5806

Hiring dependable Full-time OTR DRIVER Lots of miles Excellent pay Late Model Equipment Reefer Trailer Experience Needed Clean Record Contact Josh: PIERE TRUCKING 937-417-2053

2 BEDROOM in Troy, Stove, refrigerator, W/D, A/C, very clean, cats ok. $525. (937)573-7908 2 BEDROOM TOWNHOMES, Piqua, all appliances including washer/ dryer, 1.5 bath (937)335-7176

PIQUA, 1 bedroom, water included, private yard, off street parking, very nice. $350 mo. (937)541-9178

TOP QUALITY snow removal and salt spreading. Specializing in large or small residential lanes and light commercial. (937)726-9001.

705 Plumbing

$10 OFF Service Call Pole Barns-


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630 Entertainment

Amish Crew

• Baths • Awnings • Concrete • Additions


Handyman Services

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

937-573-4737 • Roofing • Windows • Kitchens • Sunrooms

everybody’s talking about what’s in our


2464 Peters Road, Troy, Ohio 45373


Residential • Commercial Construction

Cleaning Service


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


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

(937) 339-1902

• Seasonal • Monthly • Bi-Weekly • Weekly

875-0153 698-6135

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

625 Construction



Gravel Hauled, Laid & Leveled Driveways & Parking Lots


Ask about our Friends & Neighbors discounts



620 Childcare

620 Childcare

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I am a debt relief agency. I help people file for bankruptcy relief under the Bankruptcy Code. 2239656

422 Buckeye Ave., Sidney

For 75 Years

Since 1936

645 Hauling

Call 937-498-5125

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

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Classifieds that work 305 Apartment COVINGTON 2 bedroom townhouse, $495. Up to 2 months FREE utilities! No Pets. (937)698-4599, (937)572-9297.


• Close to 75 • Toddler Playground • Updated Swimming Pool


807 Arrowhead, Apt.F Sidney, Ohio (937)492-5006 ✦ ● ✦ ● ✦ ● ✦ ● ✦ ●✦ MCGOVERN RENTALS TROY

2 BR duplexes & 2 BR townhouses. 1.5 baths, 1 car garage, fireplace, Great Location! Starting at $625-$675. (937)335-1443

NICE 2 bedroom, garage, 1.5 baths, washer/dryer hookup, AC, appliances, all electric, great location, (937)308-9709. Only $475 2 Bedroom 1.5 Bath Now Available Troy Crossing Apartments (937)313-2153

PIQUA, 2 bedroom (possible 3), 1.5 bath, washer/ dryer hookup. New windows, $550 month, No Metro. (937)773-0452

TROY, townhome, new carpet, freshly painted, 2 bedroom, 1.5 remodeled baths, washer/ dryer hook-up. $525 monthly. Available immediately, (937)272-0041.

TROY, 2 bedrooms, 1 bath, AC, 1 car garage, appliances, W/D hookup, $630/mo. (937)433-3428



This individual must have the desire and ability to work safely in a fast paced manufacturing environment. Responsibilities will include a variety of plant maintenance activities encompassing facility maintenance, troubleshooting and repair of equipment, continuous preventive maintenance, and the installation of new equipment. Daily time records and equipment repair documents must be completed and accurate.

SchulzeTax & Accounting Service

Bankruptcy WE KILL BED BUGS! KNOCKDOWN SERVICES Attorney starting at $

660 Home Services


Plygem Siding Group, a leading North American manufacturer of exterior building products for the residential construction market is currently seeking a qualified maintenance technician to fill an immediate opening within our organization.

615 Business Services

660 Home Services



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

660 Home Services


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640 Financial


Bring this ad in for $1 off your purchase. Limit 1 per customer

625 Construction


TEACHERS SPECIAL bring school ID between 1-4pm on Sunday. Double the books for same price.

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✯ BOOK SALE ✯ PIQUA Piqua Catholic School Gym 218 S. Downing Street. Saturday and Sunday Jan 28th and Jan 29th 8am-6pm 6th Annual Fund Raiser 10,000+ BOOKS (new & used). 3 for $5.00 Paperbacks 5 for $10.00 Hard backs All Genres Children's Books 3 for $1.00

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937-570-5230 305 Apartment

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

TROY, 2 bedrooms, upstairs, all electric, stove and refrigerator. Metro accepted. $480/month, deposit $300. (937)339-7028. TROY, spacious 2 bedroom townhouse, 1.5 bath, on Saratoga, new carpet, appliances, AC, attached garage, all electric, $495, (937)203-3767 WEST MILTON Townhouse. 2 Bedroom 1.5 bath. $495 month plus deposit (937)216-4233.

310 Commercial/Industrial

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

320 Houses for Rent

COVINGTON 1 bedroom house in country, no pets please, $400/month (937)473-2243 leave message

IN PIQUA, 1 bedroom house, close to Mote Park $300 monthly (937)773-2829 after 2pm

IN PIQUA, 4 Bedroom house, garage, fenced in back yard, nice location $600 monthly, (937)773-2829 after 2pm

METRO APPROVED, pet friendly, yard, garage, reference needed. 2 bedroom, 1 bath, $465. (954)270-0271. PIQUA, 1825 Wilshire, 3 bedroom ranch, 2.5 car garage, $800 plus deposit. No pets. (937)773-4493


Saturday, January 28, 2012

320 Houses for Rent

PIQUA, 316 S. Main, 4 bedroom, 2 bath, newly remodeled entirely, Metro approved, no pets. $725 mo. (937)541-9178

RENT TO own. Piqua, 2-3 bedrooms, needs some work. Only $3000 down, $425 mo. for 12 years and its yours!! (937)541-1218

TROY, 2507 Inverness, $700 a month. Plus one month deposit, no metro. (937) 239-1864 Visit

TROY, 2555 Worthington, 3 bedroom, 2 bath, great room, appliances, $1,150 monthly, (937)239-0320, (937)239-1864,

325 Mobile Homes for Rent

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

400 - Real Estate For Sale 425 Houses for Sale

TROY, 2507 Inverness. $82,900. Will finance, will coop. (937) 239-1864 Visit

TROY, 2555 Worthington, 3 bedroom, 2 bath, great room, $159,500, financing available, (937)239-0320, (937)239-1864,

500 - Merchandise

510 Appliances

FUEL FURNACE, United States Stove Company Model 1537 Hotblast Solid (wood/ coal). Twin 550 cfm blowers and filter box. Purchased in 2002. Very good condition, $900, (937)638-0095.

REFRIGERATOR, Amana, black side by side, 18 cu. feet, ice maker, water dispenser in door. Very good condition, $300 (937)773-1395


577 Miscellaneous

WALKER, tub/shower benches, commode chair, toilet riser, grabbers, canes, desk chair rolls and adjusts, Disney phones good condition (937)339-4233

580 Musical Instruments

PIANO, Baby Grand, circa 1920's ornate carved six legs, very good condition with custom top, seats 8, $2700, (419)394-8204.

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583 Pets and Supplies

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

BORDER COLLIE puppies (4) males, registered, farm raised, $200 each. Union City, IN. (937)564-2950 or (937)564-8954

CAT yellow male. under 1 year. Sweet and mellow. Former stray, now neutered. Needs indoor forever home. $10 donation to humane society. (937)492-7478

FREE KITTEN, 6 months, male, short hair. Very loving and playful, gets along great with other cats. Litter trained. (937)473-2122

GERBILS, free. (2) Females, supplies and equipment included. Easy to care for. (937)418-4093

592 Wanted to Buy

BUYING ESTATES, Will buy contents of estates PLUS, do all cleanup, (937)638-2658 ask for Kevin

CASH, top dollar paid for junk cars/trucks, running or non-running. I will pick up. Thanks for calling (937)719-3088 or (937)451-1019 CLASS RING, Girls SHS 1954, call (937)492-5243 leave message

Silver, 3.1 liter V-6, good gas mileage, 150,000 miles. $3200 or best offer. (937)778-4078

800 - Transportation

Fenton & Slag Glass Auction

810 Auto Parts & Accessories * GIANT * Auto Parts Swap Meet

Sunday, January 29, 2012. 8am - 3pm. Lima, Ohio, Allen County Fairgrounds. 2 Miles east of I-75 on State Route 309. Info: (419)331-3837

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

LEGAL NOTICE PROBATE COURT OF MIAMI COUNTY, OHIO W. McGREGOR DIXON, JR., JUDGE IN RE: CHANGE OF NAME OF AMIE LYNNE AUGHENBAUGH TO ALEXIS KAITYN ROWLEY CASE NO. 85175 NOTICE OF HEARING ON CHANGE OF NAME Applicant hereby gives notice to all interested persons that the applicant has filed an Application for Change of Name in the Probate Court of Miami County, Ohio requesting the change of name of Amie Lynne Aughenbaugh to Alexis Kaitlyn Rowley. The hearing on the application will be held on the 29th day of February, 2012 at 3:30 o’clock P.M. in the Probate Court of Miami County, located at 201 West Main Street, Troy, Ohio 45373. Amie Lynne Aughenbaugh 4259 Piqua-Troy Road Troy, Ohio 45373 1/28/2012

Cash paid for junk cars and trucks. Free removal. Get the most for you clunker call Wanted Junkers (937)732-5424.

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5239 ST RT 49 S Greenville, Ohio 45331 Directions: We are located on the corners of ST RT 127 and ST RT 49 S in Greenville Ohio. Imperial Slag and Fenton Auction Approx 900 pieces in 550 Lots! We will also have about another 150 lots of related glass AFTER the cataloged portion. Massive Slag glass collection to be sold along with Fenton and Westmoreland glass. The slag glass will inlcude Pie wagons; covered jars; vases; cracker jars; figurals; plates; ashtrays; RARE punch set; and other fine items! Fenton will include Burmese; Rosalene; slag; etc. Westmoreland will include many scarce and hard to find milk glass covered items; vases; dresser sets; covered compotes; painted pieces etc. This will be a very nice collection of items that just doesn't come up every day. The LARGEST Slag collection we have seen in years out on the market! Make your plans now!

Fred Williams collection-Lansing MI Terms: cash- check visa mc discover. A 13% buyers premium with a 3% discount for cash and check.



Too much stuff?

899 Wanted to Buy

WE PAY cash for your old toys! Star Wars, GI Joes, He-Man, Transformers and much more. (937)638-3188.

WEDNESDAY Feb. 8th 2012 at 10:00 AM Greenville Auction Center 937.548.7835 or email us at

805 Auto

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

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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 $160 per cord. Stacking extra, $130 you pick up. Taylor Tree Service available (937)753-1047

560 Home Furnishings

DINING SET, beautiful antique mahogany table with 6 matching chairs and 60 inch side board. Table is 54 inches round with five 9 inch leaves. Great condition, custom table pad included. (937)409-3387 between 9am-9pm

LIVING ROOM Set, 3 piece, matching, couch, loveseat and wingchair. beige, Sparingly used. No children, not laid on. Excellent condition. $400 (937)492-7464

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will air the following high school basketball games: Monday: Tippecanoe girls at Miami East, 7:15 p.m. Tuesday: Jackson Center boys at Russia, 7:15 p.m. Monday’s game features MIKE ULLERY/CALL PHOTO two of the top girls teams in the area, while TuesPiqua’s Kyler Ashton drives against Kendrick Mallory Friday night. day’s game is a matchup of the top two teams in the SCL, with Jackson Center being state ranked.

The Piqua boys basketball team played with intensity from start to finish Friday night against Trotwood-Madison at Garbry Gymnasium. But, Piqua coach Heath Butler said it was more than that as the Indians battled the Rams to the end in a 77-63 Trotwood win. “I thought we came out and played with a purpose tonight,” Butler said. “You can play with intensity — but tonight, we played with a purpose. I think the kids are starting to understand what they need to do.” That was evident in the early going. Piqua trailed just 14-10 after one quarter and when Jordan Feeser made the first basket of the sec-

ond quarter it was 14-12. “We knew we could get in the lane on Trotwood,” Butler said. “We have worked on ball fakes for two days in practice. “Trotwood likes to make you rush once you get in the lane. “We knew if we stayed composed, we could score on them and we did.” The Rams answered with a 16-2 run to open things up and were still leading 55-35 going to the fourth quarter, when Piqua showed its fight one more time. The Indians began to whittle away at the lead and when Ryan Hughes and Luke Karn scored two points each on four-point play, Piqua was within 6149 with 5:00 to go. It was the third straight possession where Hughes had scored, then Josh See PIQUA/Page 18

Piqua divers win titles Zimpher, Stewart best in GWOC North

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TROTWOOD — The Piqua diving team got the GWOC meet off to a good start Thursday, sweeping the GWOC North titles. Zach Zimpher and Corbin Meckstroth finished 1-2 in the GWOC North boys competition, while Katie Stewart won the girls competition. Zimpher had 195.4 points and finished fourth upcoming broadcast schedule includes: Today: Houston girls at Fort Loramie, 2:10 p.m.; Versailles boys at Russia, 6:10 p.m. Tuesday: Jackson Center boys at Russia, 7:10 p.m. Thursday: Fort Loramie girls at Botkins, 7:10 p.m. Friday: Russia boys at Anna, 7:40 p.m. Saturday: Fort Loramie girls at Russia, 2:10 p.m.

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COVINGTON — The Covington boys basketball team posted a 47-32 win over Newton Friday night in Cross County Conference action. Ryan Craft led Covington with 15 points. Cole Owens scored 13 and Troy Cron netted 11 as the Buccs evened their record at 7-7. Daniel Vance scored 15 points for Newton.

Vikings with 15 points and Bradley Coomes added 11.

Roaders get win LEWISBURG — The Bradford boys got a Cross County Conference road win over Tri-County North 55-45 Friday night. Alan Yount led Bradford with 17 points, while Eric Swabb netted 14 and Austin Sell added 11.

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The Bradford junior girls basketball teams lost two close games to Houston. The seventh grade lost a very close game 30-26. Mandi Bates poured in 13 points to lead the Lady Railroaders. The eighth grade lost 26-14, with Kenzie Weldy scoring seven points. Bradford will play at Covington this morning at 10 a.m.


in the GWOC North and 19th overall with 114.65 points and Andrew Cole was eighth in the GWOC North and 20th overall with 100.6 points. Stewart, the only Piqua girls diver, won the North with 158.15 points and was 10th overall. The GWOC North swim meet is today, with the GWOC finals on Sunday.

anced Graham Valley. Gunner Shirk led the with 10 points.


NEW PARIS — The Covington junior high wrestling team had its way with CCC rivals Arcanum and Twin Valley South in a quad meet at National Trail on Thursday. "Overall our kids wrestled very hard," said Covington junior high coach Mike Stephan after his team won 10 of the 13 matches wrestled on the night. "I saw great improvement tonight and that's because the kids work hard in the wrestling room." Covington opened the evening by winning three of the four matches wrestled against a small Arcanum team to take a 53-12 win. Newcomer Ryan Ford, who recently joined the Buccaneers after moving from Indiana, recorded an impressive pin after building a 15-1 lead. Deron White followed with a 16-1 tech. fall for the Buccs. But the highlight for Covington came earlier at 92 pounds a Josh Sowers avenged a defeat from earlier in the season with a dominating 9-0 decision. "I'm so proud of Josh Sowers," said Stephan. "That kid majored him at Tipp City and Josh came back tonight and destroyed him. “Josh has been working hard and has done some extra things on his own and it showed tonight."

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Jacob Buchanan, Ross Bowman, Branden Robinson, Michael Cox, Triston Francis, Jayden Nicely and Brandon Magee all recorded forfeit victories for the Buccs against the Trojans. Which led to an impressive performance across the board in the night cap against Twin Valley South as Covington won eight of the 10 matches wrestled for a 49-23 win. Jacon Buchanan started things off with a thrilling overtime win at 86 pounds after a double forfeit at 80 pounds. With the score knotted at 2-2 heading into the extra frame, the Buccaneer seventh grader recorded the winning takedown on a double. "Jacob Buchanan is coming on," Stephan praised. "For a first-year wrestler, he's picking things up very fast." Ross Bowman and Josh Sowers picked up forfeits at 92 and 98 pounds before first-year wrestler Michael Cox came up on the short end of his 104 pound match. Branden Robinson bumped up to 110 pounds from 104 and captured a third period pin, while Triston Francis dropped his match at 116 pounds. With the jitters from his first match in a Covington uniform out of the way, Ryan Ford took care of business at 122 pounds with a second period pin.

"Ryan is a great addition to the team," Stephan said. "He pushes the other kids in the wrestling room because he is so skilled. “It doesn't matter who he wrestles in the room — Branden, Deron, Brandon Magee — he makes everyone better." Deron White followed Ford by dominating his second match of the evening with a second period pin at 128 pounds. Levi Brown then put together an impressive effort with a 21-7 major decision victory at 134 pounds after giving up three penalty points in the match. "Those (the penalty points) are from a lack of experience," explained Stephan. "But Levi wrestled really well and listened to what we told him." Jayden Nicely picked up his second forfeit of the evening before Brandon Magee capped the dual with a second period pin. Magee would then wrestle an exhibition match, winning by pin. "I'm pleased with how well the kids wrestled tonight and how much they are improving," said Stephan. "We have more work to do to get ready for Sidney and Coldwater at our place next week." The Buccs will wrestle next Tuesday in a match at Covington Middle School.



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Piqua’s Ryan Hughes drives to the basket Friday night against Trotwood.

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has Shurmur and Browns president Mike Holmgren as clients. Shurmur juggled both head coach and coordinator duties during a troublesome first season in Cleveland. It's believed Shurmur will initially call Cleveland's plays next season but he intends to turn things over to Childress, who recently interviewed for Tampa Bay's head coaching job. Childress has only one season (2006) of experience calling plays. Childress is the third former NFL head coach on Shurmur's staff, joining defensive coordinator Dick Jauron and senior defensive assistant Ray Rhodes. Childress was Philadelphia's offensive coordinator from 2003-05 when Shurmur coached the Eagles quarterbacks. While he was with the Eagles, Childress went to three straight NFC title games and the Super Bowl in 2004. Shurmur was asked about Childress during his season-ending news conference on Jan. 3. "I know Brad very well," Shurmur said. "He and I worked together for a long time. He's a terrific coach." Childress went 39-35 in four-plus seasons with the

Vikings, twice leading them to the playoffs and going 1-2. Minnesota won division titles in 2008 and 2009, when the Vikings made it to the NFC title game with quarterback Brett Favre, whom Childress had famously picked up at the airport. But after a 3-7 start in 2010, Childress was fired by owner Zygi Wilf one day after the Vikings were blown out at home by rival Green Bay. The Browns considered hiring an offensive coordinator before last season but didn't find a suitable candidate. Holmgren suggested Shurmur maintain playcalling duties to control the offense and build a stronger bond with second-year quarterback Colt McCoy. Shurmur, though, seemed overwhelmed at times as the Browns had some communication breakdowns and timemanagement issues. The addition of Childress should free up Shurmur during the week as he prepares for games. "I think what it will do is allow me to just step back and look down one some things in some areas that I may be able to contribute more," Shurmur said after the season. "That's a key piece."

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Taylor Wellbaum passes the ball Friday night. 10 points. Piqua was 24 of 52 from the floor, including 16 of 23 the second half, for 46 percent and 13 of 22 from the line for 59 percent. Trotwood was 29 of 48 from the floor for 60 percent and 16 of 27 from the line for 59 percent. Both teams had 23 rebounds and Trotwood had 15 turnovers to Piqua’s 21. The Piqua JVs lost 6554. Daniel Monnin scored 22 points and Xavier Harrison added 10. The Piqua freshman lost 58-31. Tate Honeycutt

scored 18 points and Brandon Hohlbein added seven. Piqua will play at Xenia Tuesday. BOXSCORE Trotwood-Madison (77) Kendrick Mallory 3-5-12, James Brown Jr. 3-3-9, Dezhontae Bennett 9-3-21, JaMar Hammonds 1-0-2, Andre Foster 4-2-10, Ravonn Lovette 4-3-11, Chris Mack 3-0-7, Jamel Vaughn 2-0-5. Totals: 29-16-77. Piqua (63) Trae Honeycutt 0-0-0, Kindric Link 2-913, Ryan Hughes 4-0-8, Josh Holfinger 4-210, Jordan Feeser 5-2-12, Kyler Ashton 1-0-2, Taylor Wellbaum 5-0-12, Luke Karn 3-0-6. Totals: 24-13-63. 3-point field goals — Trotwood: Mallory, Mack, Vaughn. Piqua: Wellbaum (2). Score By Quarters 14 36 55 77 Trotwood-Madison Piqua 10 23 35 63 Records: Trotwood-Madison 5-5 (4-1), Piqua 3-11 (2-4). Reserve score: Trotwood-Madison 65, Piqua 54.

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Holfinger scored on consecutive possessions. “We knew we could do that (score inside),” Butler said. “We wanted to get it under 10 and we were never able to quite get over the hump on that.” Taylor Wellbaum buried a three with three minutes to go to make it 6454, but that was as close as the Indians could get. “Give Trotwood credit,” Butler said. “Everyone time we scored, they came down and hit a contested jumper. That is what good teams do. Our kids played hard and with a lot of intensity, so give them credit. “I have said all year, if we just make our layups and free throws, we are a pretty good team. And I think you saw that tonight.” Kindric Link scored 13 points for the Indians, while Feeser had 12 points and eight rebounds. Wellbaum also scored 12 and Holfinger added 10. “Everybody was involved and contributed,” Butler said. “I think the kids are starting to get it.” Dezhontae Bennett had 21 points and six rebounds for Trotwood, while Kendrick Mallory added 12 points. Ravonn Lovette had 11 points and eight rebounds and Andre Foster added

CLEVELAND (AP) — Pat Shurmur brought in a close friend to help him fix Cleveland's broken offense. Shurmur hired former Minnesota coach Brad Childress as his first offensive coordinator on Friday, reuniting two coaches who spent seven seasons together on Andy Reid's staff with the Philadelphia Eagles. The Browns confirmed Childress' hiring with a release that did not include any quotes. Childress, who spent nearly five seasons with the Vikings before he was fired in 2010, will try to improve the Browns' dismal offense, which scored just 218 points last season, finished 29th in total yardage, 28th in rushing and 24th in passing. He'll also have input in the team's vital decision at starting quarterback. — a choice that could impact the club for years. The 55-year-old Childress was a logical choice to join the Browns, who went 4-12 in their first season under Shurmur. In addition to being tight with Shurmur, Childress is familiar with the West Coast offense the Browns installed last year and he's represented by agent Bob Lamonte, who also

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