Page 1


WEDNESDAY Amish Cook Commitment To Community

INSIDE: Highway pile-up kills 10. Page 2.


INSIDE: Sculptures to be on display. Page 8.

M O N D AY, J A N U A R Y 3 0 , 2 0 1 2

SPORTS: Piqua girls lose to Butler. Page 13.

w w w. d a i l y c a l l . c o m


an award-winning Ohio Community Media newspaper

Briefly Today’s weather High 48 Low 22

Wanna be startin’ somethin’

Mostly cloudy Complete forecast on Page 3.

American Profile inside today’s Call This week’s edition features a story on former officials reminiscing about past Super Bowl games. FOR PHOTO REPRINTS, GO TO WWW.DAILYCALL.COM

Piqua Historical Society to meet PIQUA — The January meeting of the Piqua Historical Society will be Tuesday in the program room at the Piqua Public Library, 116 W. High St. The meeting will get under way at 7 p.m. with the primary objective being an update and preview the society’s activities for 2012.

Online Poll Go to www.daily to answer: Donald Trump said Sunday there's a chance he may enter the 2012 presidential race. Do you believe he will? Results will appear in Saturday’s Call.


A group of about 40 dancers move to the tunes of Michael Jackson in front of JC Penny at the Miami Valley Centre Mall on Saturday. The “flash-mob” dance was organized by area Zumba instructor Andrea Hoover at the suggestion of her mother, during the Relay for Life Chili Cook-off event. (RIGHT) Maggie Mundhenk of Piqua gets her hair sprayed purple by fellow Relay for Life volunteer Joyce Kittel at the Miami Valley Centre Mall on Saturday. Mundhenk is the Survivor’s Reception Chairperson for the 2012 Miami County Relay for Life and is a four-year cancer survivor. Kittle is the overall event chairperson for the 2012 Miami County Relay for Life. She participates in Relay events to honor her grandfather, who passed away after suffering from cancer 25 years ago, and her father, a three-time cancer survivor.

Hake living by motto Vectren

Moments in Time George Statler offered a reward of $30 in September 1829 for the return of a chestnut sorrel mare.

It takes a community to raise a child

Courtesy of the Piqua Public Library

project to begin

Lottery BY BETHANY J. ROYER Staff writer

CLEVELAND (AP) — Here are Sunday’s winning lottery numbers: Night Drawings: ■ Rolling Cash 5 16-23-31-38-39 ■ Pick 3 Numbers 5-3-2 ■ Pick 4 Numbers 0-0-5-4 Day Drawings: ■ Midday 3 2-0-2 ■ Midday 4 5-1-9-5

Index Classified ...............10-12 Comics ..........................9 Entertainment ...............7 Horoscopes...................9 Local ..............................3 Nextdoor........................8 NIE ..............................4-5 Obituaries......................2 Opinion ..........................6 Sports.....................13-16 Weather .........................3


7 4 8 2 5

8 2 1 0 1


“My parents Jim and Barbara taught me many lessons about what is important in life and how to treat people,” PROVIDED PHOTO

Bennett Intermediate School principal Dan Hake checks out a reading chart with some of his students. BY JOHN HAUER For the Daily Call PIQUA — Bennett Intermediate principal Dan Hake lives by a short, but important motto, ‘Every student, Every day!’ “It takes a community to raise a child,” he said. “And, Bennett is an exemplary community.” Hake grew up in Lewisbrg and graduated from Tri-County North High School in 1995. He played football, basketball, and baseball for the Panthers. He

— Dan Hake

took his football talents to Defiance College, but transferred to Miami University a year later. “I had visited Miami when I was younger and had always wanted to go there,” he said. “When football did not work out at Defiance, I went to Miami.” While at Defiance, Hake took a number of different classes to help him decide what major to declare. “I took a class in elementary education from a retired superintendent,” Hake said. “That motivated me to get into education.” He earned his bachelor’s

degree from Miami in Elementary Ed, grades 1-8, in 1999. Later, he received a master’s degree in Educational Leadership and a principal’s license from the University of Dayton. He is currently finishing up his superintendent’s license from UD. Hake credits these important people with influencing him. “My parents Jim and Barbara taught me many lessons about what is important in life and how to treat people,” he said. Hake also acknowledges his principal and boss when he worked at Tipp City as a big influence. “Galen Gingerich was an excellent leader, and he truly knew all the students in his building and worked for them each and every day.” Dr. John Forsthoefel, Hake’s fatherin-law, has provided sound advice that has helped Hake meet the daily challenges of education. After MU, Hake was hired by

PIQUA — Residents will want to be on the lookout for construction crews as Vectren replaces nearly 3,700 feet of gas main and 140 service lines in the area. This project is only a small part of more than 1,700 miles of old bare steel and cast iron pipelines that the gas provider will be swapping out for polyethylene (plastic) in service areas throughout Ohio and Indiana over 20 years. Those to be affected will include: Sunset Drive between Park Avenue and Dubois Drive, Willard, Leonard, and Fisk Streets between Clark Avenue and Summit Street. Summit Street between Willard Street and Roosevelt Avenue. Y Street between Fisk Street and Roosevelt Avenue. Roosevelt Avenue between Brook Street and College Street. McKinley Avenue between South and Plum Streets. Plum between Renche Street and McKinley Avenue. Garfield Street

See Motto/Page 2

See Project/Page 2

For home delivery, call 773-2725


Monday, January 30, 2012


D. Scott Mason MAINVILLE — D. Scott Mason, 65, of Maineville, passed away Thursd a y , Jan. 26, 2012, at Hospice o f Cincinnati He w a s born in Troy, to the late MASON J. Don a n d Sarah A. ‘Sally’ Mason. He is survived by his wife, Patricia A. (Breakiron) Doerr Mason; sisters and brothers-in-law, Joan Mason Lochtefeld and Aloys Lochtefeld of Miamisburg and Dee Mason Zobrist and Gerald Zobrist of Cincinnati; many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews; stepchildren, Kevin Thomas (Laura) Doerr of Fort Thomas, Ky. and Kristine (David) Hoffman of Madison, Ind.; and seven stepgrandchildren, Jacob, Emma and Lylah Doerr and Hannah, Rebecca, Thomas and Sarah Hoff-

man. Scott was a graduate of Elgin Academy, Elgin, Ill. and Central Art Academy of Cincinnati. He was a U.S. Army Vietnam War Veteran having served as an engineer in Thailand. He attended St. Rose Church in Cincinnati and was a former member of the Troy Jaycees. Scott was a graphic artist formerly affiliated with Hobart Corporation in Troy and Batesville Casket Company in Batesville, Ind. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, at St. Patrick Catholic Church, Troy with the Rev. Fr. James Duell officiating. Interment will follow in Riverside Cemetery, Troy. Friends may call from 10-11 a.m. Wednesday at Baird Funeral Home, Troy. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Cincinnati Blue Ash, 4310 Cooper Road, Cincinnati, OH 45242. Friends may express condolences to the family through

Margaret V. Smith PIQUA — Margaret V. Smith, 88, of Piqua, died at 1:40 p . m . Thursd a y , Jan. 26, 2012, at Upper Va l l e y Medical Center, T r o y . SMITH She was born in Brookville, Ind., on March 1, 1923, to the late Joseph and Vonna (Presley) Kocher. On March 2, 1968, in Piqua, she married John P. Smith. He preceded her in death on Feb. 14, 2011. Margaret is survived by one daughter: Vonna Williams, Piqua; one son: Brian Smith, Piqua; one sister: Mary Dunley, Brookville, Ind.; three grandchildren: Stacy

Williams, N.C., Christopher Smith, Piqua and Gerra Smith, Piqua; three great-grandchildren: Gregory, Eric, Jr., Markell, all of Piqua. She was preceded in death by one brother and one sister. Margaret was a member of Freedom Life Ministries, Piqua. She worked for Val Decker’s Company in Piqua, for 28 years. Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Melcher-Sowers Funeral Home, Piqua, with the Rev. Phil Elmore officiating. Burial will follow in Forest Hill Cemetery, Piqua. Friends may call from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. prior to the service at the funeral home. Condolences may be expressed to the family at

Joanne Taylor 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 on 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 is also 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; three sisters: Nancy Bryant, Donnie Hagemeier, and Marilyn Crabtree all of Troy; four sisters-in-law and two brothers-in-law: Debbie Perry of Christiansburg,

Cathy Crabtree of Troy, Beverly Crabtree 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 fulltime 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. Tuesday at the funeral home. Friends may express condolences to the family through

Death Notices CELINA — Virginia L. “Genny” Bunger, 63, of Celina, died Thursday, Jan. 26, 2012, at home. Funeral services will be held Tuesday at Bridges-StockerFraley Funeral Home, Covington. Condolences may be made to the family at TROY — Mickey L. Smith Sr., 55, of Troy, passed away at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 28, 2012, at his residence. Arrangements are pending at Fisher-Cheney Funeral Home, Troy. TROY — Timothy Hall, 55, of Troy, passed away at 8:47 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 28, 2012, at his residence. Arrangements are pending at Fisher-Cheney Funeral Home, Troy.

Visit us on the Web!

daily call

Richard C. Jenkins PIQUA — Richard C. Jenkins, 90, of 424 McKinley Ave., Piqua, died at 9:05 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 2 8 , 2012, at the Upper Valley Medi c a l Center. He was born Aug. 8, 1 9 2 1 , JENKINS in Dayton, to the late Frank and Luella (Hessler) Jenkins. Survivors include a brother Marcus Jenkins of Piqua and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by four brothers: Jerome, Jenkins, Don Jenkins, Ernest Jenkins, Carl Jenkins and two sisters, Joan Jenkins and Dorothy Jenkins. Mr. Jenkins attended Brown Township schools and retired from EnPo

Pump (Crane) Company. He was a United States Army veteran having served during World War II and a member of the American Legion Post #184. He enjoyed being an active member of St. Mary Catholic Church where he served as an Usher. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Mary Catholic Church with the Rev. Fr. Thomas J. Grilliot as the Celebrant. Burial will follow at Miami Memorial Park, Covington where full military honors will be provided by the Veterans Elite Tribute Squad. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. Tuesday at the Jamieson & Yannucci Funeral Home where a prayer service will begin at 5 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Mary Catholic Church, 528 Broadway, Piqua, OH 45356. Condolences to the family may also be expressed through

Patricia M. McKale PIQUA — Patricia M. McKale, 73, of 416 Bear R u n , Piqua, died at 11:59 a . m . Saturd a y , Jan. 28, 2012, at t h e Piqua M a n o r MCKALE Nursing Home. She was born July 30, 1938, in Van Wert County, to the late Carl and Emma (Mosgrove) Obringer. She married James E. McKale Oct. 21, 1961, in Piqua, and he survives. Other survivors include a son James (Lisa) McKale of Cincinnati; three daughters, Jeanne (Mark) Conrad of Edgewood, Ky., Kathleen (Jeff) Hosner of Beavercreek, Theresa Darden of Lexington, S.C.; six grandchildren; two brothers, Ed “O.B.” Obringer of Piqua, Tom (Jan) Obringer of Westerville; and two sisters, Rose Ehret of Canton, and Agnes (Paul) Weinand of College Park, Md. She was preceded in death by a brother, Carl “Jr.”, and three sisters, Margaret Obringer, Kathleen Schwieterman, and Elizabeth Berning. Mrs. McKale was a

1956 graduate of Piqua Catholic High School and worked in administration for a physician in Defiance, and Bubble Bee Construction in Maine. She was a devoted member of St. Mary Catholic Church, Piqua. In addition she was a former member and school volunteer for Mary Help Of Christians Church, Fairborn, a Eucharistic Minister and Lector at St. John The Evangelist Catholic Church of Defiance, and Lector of St. Bernard’s Catholic Church, Rockland Maine. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Mary Catholic Church with the Rev. Fr. Thomas J. Grilliot as the Celebrant. Burial will follow at Forest Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. Wednesday at the Jamieson & Yannucci Funeral Home where a prayer service will be conducted at 6:30 pm. Memorial contributions my be made to Hospice of Miami County, Inc., P. O. Box 502, Troy, OH 45373 or the Alzheimer’s Association, Summit Glen Dr. Suite G100, Dayton, OH 45449. Condolences to the family may also be expressed through

Barbara Ann Rank COVINGTON — Barbara Ann Rank, 73, of Covington, passed away Sunday, Jan. 29, 2012, at Versailles Health Care Center. Barbara was born in Bradford on Jan. 23, 1939, to William H. and Ruth E. (Thompson) Mills. She was a graduate of Bradford High School, Class of 1957, had worked at Evenflo, Stolle, Friendly Corp, and Bradford Awardsand a member of Favorite Hill Baptist Church, Piqua. Preceding her in death is her father, William H. Mills; husband, Kenneth Dale Rank Sr.; two brothers, William A. Mills and Joe E. Mills; and niece, Stacy Broughman. Barbara is survived by her mother, Ruth Mills of Bradford; son and daughter-in-law, Kenneth Dale Jr. and Jill Rank of Bradford; two daughters, Kim Willey and Kelly Meyer of Versailles, Julie and Cregg Earley of Trotwood; 10 grandchildren: Karyn

Stookey of Versailles, Kristy and Chad Apple of Troy, Katrina Dearth of Covington, Bryan Dearth of Covington, Mathew Willey of Versailles, Benjamin, Jacob and Nicholas Rank of Bradford, Steven and Skyler Butt of Piqua; seven great-grandchildren: Allison, Elizabeth, Connor, Kamryn, Caleb, Korey, and Ava; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Stocker-Fraley Funeral Home, Bradford with the Rev. Dennis Wheeler officiating. Interment Highland Cemetery, Covington. The family will receive friends 5-8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to State of the Heart Hospice, Greenville. Condolences may be sent to the family at

Policy: Please send obituary notices by e-mail 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.



Florida highway pileup kills 10 MIKE SCHNEIDER Associated Press Fla. GAINESVILLE, (AP) — A long line of cars and trucks collided one after another early Sunday on a dark Florida highway so shrouded in haze and smoke that drivers were virtually blinded. At least 10 people were killed. Visibility was so poor that when rescuers first arrived, they could only listen for screams and moans to locate victims, police said. At least 18 people were hurt. Authorities were still trying to determine what caused the pileup south of

Gainesville on Interstate 75, which had been closed for a time because of the mixture of fog and heavy smoke from a brush fire that may have been intentionally set. At least five cars and six tractor-trailers were involved, and some burst into flame. Photographs of the scene revealed a gruesome aftermath, with twisted, burnedout vehicles scattered across the pavement and smoke still rising above the wreckage. Cars appeared to have smashed into the big rigs and, in one case, a motor home. Some cars were crushed beneath the heavier trucks.

Motto Continued from page 1 Tipp City Schools to teach 3rd and 4th grade at Broadway Elementary. He spent eight years there, then, accepted a principal’s position at Milton-Union Junior High for two years.Hake took over the principalship at Bennett two and a half years ago. “I liked the junior high, but I really wanted to return to the elementary grades,”he said. “My goal was to be an elementary school principal at a district that values learning through student ownership in the learning process.” Hake considers himself lucky to have worked in three such districts. “Piqua City Schools’ leadership and staff create a learning environment that is innovative and that focus on 21st century learning.” Hake is proud of the character education program at Bennett.“We use the Six Pillars of Character national program,”he said.“We stress a different pillar such as respect, fairness, or caring in a building-wide campaign using a variety of activities.” Hake also cites with pride

the student intervention efforts at Bennett. “We use a spreadsheet system to monitor student progress and determine what intervention strategies to use.” Bennett partners with Hartzell Propeller for a series of special activities and days. “Hartzell people help tutor our students,” Hake said. “Our students get excited about the special programs provided by Hartzell. We have a Farm Day, a Rocket Day, and a Wright Brothers for Kids.” “Kids are our future,and I believe it is our job to teach them well,” Hake said.“Bennett’s staff is amazing in doing this. We focus on the whole child and know that they will be well prepared for their future.” At home, Hake enjoys participating and watching sports and spending quality time with his family. He has been married for 12 years to his wife Kari, a teacher at Broadway Elementary.They have two daughters, Carson, 5 and Colby, 2. The family loves to travel and their favorite destination has been Italy.

Project Continued from page 1 between Beverly Drive and McKinley Avenue. City leaders and Vectren want residents to be aware that construction may take several weeks dependent upon weather and soil type. Though every effort will be made to minimize service and traffic disruptions and that any affected yards,sidewalks and streets will be restored typically within two weeks of projection completion. According to a brochure from the gas provider most customers will not experience any additional costs associated with the project. When speaking with Vectren’s senior communications specialist Brandy Spainhoward on the likelihood of those who may face an expenditure, she responded that the numbers would be very low, one to two percent at most.The Vectren rep also noted that this is not only an issue being faced by Vectren in terms of pipeline replacement but pertains to gas providers across the

country due to federal legislation passed to replace the aged infrastructure. This legislation was put into action last April by U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood who created a pipeline safety action plan. The House and Senate went on to pass a pipeline safety bill that President Obama signed into law Jan.3 as part of the Pipeline Safety, Regulatory Certainty, and Job Creation Act of 2011. Safety was a prime concern for LaHood’s pursuit of this new legislation after a gas explosion in Allentown, Pa., killed five, including a four-month old boy. While gas-related accidents have declined over the years the country’s infrastructure is not getting any younger. Safety is a benefit should faulty piping or equipment be found in a home during the project, Spainhoward pointed out. For more information contact Vectren customer service at 1-800-227-1376

Known for Excellence,Trusted forValue

Back Row: Rev. Jack Chalk, Associate; Jim Hemmert, Associate; Bob Askins, Facilities; John Piatt, Memorialist; Jim Robinson, Associate; Kelly Larger, Follow Through Services Coordinator. Front Row: Greg Helman, Funeral Director, Cremationist; SusanYannucci, Funeral Director, Cremationist; Michael P.Yannucci, Funeral Director, Cremationist; Alex Moore, Funeral Director, Cremationist.






Date of birth: 11/8/64 Location: Troy Height: 5’0” Weight: 150 Hair color: Brown Eye color: Blue BATES Wanted for: Failure to apear — Stolen property

Justine Snyder Date of birth: 8/25/85 Location: Piqua Height: 5’7” Weight: 175 Hair color: Red Eye color: Blue SNYDER Wanted for: Probation violation — Attempted theft

Kylie Treon Date of birth: 3/30/79 Location: Greenville Height: 5’3” Weight: 180 Hair color: Blonde Eye color: Blue TREON Wanted for: Failure to appear — Reinstate license


Monday, January 30, 2012


Local college offers financial aid event Mild temps in the forecast PIQUA — Edison Community College will host the state-wide college financial aid event College Goal Sunday at 2 p.m. Feb. 12, at the Piqua Campus. The free event, presented by the Ohio Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (OASFAA) and endorsed by the Ohio Board of Regents, assists students and parents with completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA is the federal application that is required to receive federal financial aid including the Federal Pell Grant and student loans as well as the need-based state grants. “We’ll be providing actual one-on-one assistance for students who will be applying for financial aid,” said Logan Billing, coordinator for

loan management at Edison. “Students and parents bring in their federal tax information and complete an online application for financial aid. This is the first step of the application process.” Due to the great demand expected for assistance in completing the FASFA, families are encouraged to register for free event at the or by calling 1800-233-6734. The FAFSA is the key to funding a college education and helping families to overcome financial barriers that otherwise prevent students from attending the institution they want to. “This program isn’t specific to Edison, and students who are looking to attend classes at another institution can still come to campus that day for assistance with their application,” Billing said.

A warm front will push across the area today bringing a shot of milder weather for the first part of the “College Goal Sunday is a work week. Otherwise today clouds will mix with sun at big benefit to students times, breezy and cool. and parents because they will be receiving help High: 48 Low: 22. from financial aid administrators who know and understand the process.” Studies show that a TUESDAY WEDNESDAY student is 50 percent more likely to attend college when they complete the FAFSA. While walkPARTLY MILDER ins are welcome, registraCLOUDY tion is encouraged. Record numbers are expected to be in attendance. OASFAA is a non- HIGH: 57 LOW: 36 HIGH: 55 LOW: 42 profit, professional organization for individuals actively engaged in the administration of finanPrecipitation cial aid within the State Temperature T High Yesterday 38 at 1:11 p.m. 24 hours ending at 5 p.m. of Ohio for higher educa- Low Yesterday 26 at 7:52 a.m. Month to date 4.71 tion. As an educational or- Normal High 2.65 35 Normal month to date ganization, OASFAA Normal Low 4.71 21 Year to date 2.65 66 in 1914 Normal year to date strives to offer resources Record High T -10 in 1977 Snowfall yesterday to students, families and Record Low high school advisors to promote higher education and increase awareness of financial aid opportunities.



Submit your online February starts ‘Heart of a FAFSA College-bound students Hero’ blood drive campaign

PIQUA —The Community Blood Center is conducting “Heart of a Hero” blood drive campaigns in February. Donors who register and donate blood will receive a T-shirt imprinted with the theme, “Blood Donor — Heart of a Hero.” The shirt features a red heart with golden wings ringed by the “Heart of a Hero” slogan and set against a red background. February also is the heart of winter, so seasonal challenges to blood collection continue. Winter weather can disrupt blood drive schedules and discourage travel, plus cold and flu symptoms prevent many from donating. CBC, like many vital services, rarely closes. Donors can support CBC no matter what Old Man

Winter brings by calling a CBC branch or visiting w w w. g i v i n g b l o o d . c o m with questions about health, schedules and operating hours. Technology is making it faster and more convenient than ever to schedule your next blood donation. Just use your computer or smart phone to make an appointment online at in Miami Drives County will be held at the following locations: • Feb. 8, 12-6 p.m. — Presbyterian First Church, 20 South Walnut St., Troy • Feb. 9, 3-7 p.m. — Piqua Baptist Church, 1402 West High St., Piqua • Feb. 11, 8 a.m. to noon — Ginghamsburg Church, 7695 S. County Road, 25A, Tipp City

Blood donation requirements: Donors are required to provide a photo ID that includes their full name. Past CBC donors are also asked to bring their CBC donor ID card. Donors must be at least 16 years of age (16 years old with parental consent: form available at or at CBC branch & blood drive locations), weigh a minimum of 110 pounds, and be in good physical health. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) changes blood donor eligibility guidelines periodically. Individuals with eligibility questions are invited to email or call 1(800)388GIVE. Make an appointment at

invited to free event


PIQUA — College- college or university you bound students are in- are applying to, the vited to submit your FAFSA (Free Application FAFSA online during a for Federal Student Aid) is free workshop at 6 p.m. your starting point. It is Monday, Jan. 30, in the used to distribute funds in the form of student Piqua Public Library. scholarships, At this free event, stu- grants, dents and parents will be loans, or work-study proassisted with completing grams nationwide. Bring proof of taxable the Free Application for Federal Student Aid income with you, such as: (FAFSA). The FAFSA is all W2s, federal income the federal application tax returns, and taxable that is required to receive income statements for federal financial aid in- yourself, your spouse (if Larry D. Kiser Jr. cluding the Federal Pell married), and your parDate of birth: 8/4/81 Grant and student loans ents (if you are a dependLocation: Piqua as well as need-based ent student). Also bring Height: untaxed income statestate grants. 5’10” “We’ll be providing ac- ments, including items Weight: tual one-on-one assistance such as veteran’s non-edu160 for students who will be cation benefits, child supapplying for financial aid,” port paid and received, Hair said Logan Billing, coordi- and worker’s compensacolor: nator for loan manage- tion. Brown Due to the great dement at Edison. “Students Eye expected for assismand parents bring in their and color: federal tax information tance in completing the Blue and complete an online FASFA, families are enKISER Wanted application for financial couraged to register for PIQUA — The Small workshop will examine as- be conducted by Bryan J. for: Failaid. This is the first step of the free event by calling Business Development pects of FICA, federal in- Moore of Employers Choice ure to appear — Receivthe application process.” the library at 773-6753. ing stolen property, drug Center at Edison Commu- come tax, FUTA, SUTA, Plus Payroll Services Inc. No matter which U.S. Registration is limited. nity College is sponsoring a workers compensation, and This event will be held abuse instrument and free Payroll & Responsibil- school district, city and at Edison Community Colpossession of drugs ities workshop from 2-4 state withholdings. Calcu- lege Main Campus located Clinton Wintrow p.m. Thursday, Feb. 9. CASSTOWN — Miami East High School will be lations, wage based limits, at 1973 Edison Drive in Date of birth: 11/22/90 Learn the responsibili- filing requirements, and Piqua, in room 057. For fur- having its PSEOP meeting at 7 p.m. Feb. 8 in the ties of the business owner the reconciliation process ther information or to reg- high school lecture hall. Any student who wants to Location: Piqua as it relates to payroll and for each also will be dis- ister, contact the Edison take post secondary classes must attend this meetHeight: ing. Admissions representatives from Edison will be withholding taxes. This cussed. The workshop will SBDC at 937-381-1525. 6’1” present to give updates and answer questions. For Weight: Piqua Junior High School more information, call the high school guidance of185 fice at 335-7070. Hair PIQUA — The follow- son, Corinne Tisher, Ali- Adams, Daniel Benton, color: ing studnwts have been cia Valdez, and Maya Vul- Carly Brown, Elizabeth Brown named to the second can. Butt, Tristan Cisco, Eye quarter honor roll at • Seventh Grade Hon- Damian Elliott, Anne Piqua Junior High orable Mention (3.5 – Fletcher, Jonathan Gercolor: School: 3.749 GPA) — Ashley lach, Kaitlyn Haines, LuHazel • Seventh Grade Brading, Allison Cox, cille Higgins, Ashley Wanted Honor Roll (3.75 – 4.0 Megan Crusey, Tristin Hobbs, Haeley Kittel, for: Fail- WINTROW GPA) — Elijah Bloom, Foos, Amantha Garpiel, Reynna Lavey, Cheyanne ure to Jordan Booker, Keighly Kalei Hanson, Emma Lumpkin, Tori Nix, Lilappear Burt, Cheyenne Clark, Hiegel, Dakota Iddings, liona Rogers, Samantha Miami Valley Centre Mall, Piqua — Possession of drug Tristen Cox, Mallika Brooke McName, Abi- Rutherford, Tanya Monday-Saturday 10-9, Sunday 12-6 paraphernalia Dave, Kaitlyn Evans, gayle Rudd, Brian Rutherford, Megan Seib937-773-0950 Ross Geuy, Juliya Hsiang, Sturgill, and Joseph ert, Taylor Shroyer, • This information is proJonathan Irvin, Kayla Symons. Trevor Snapp, Darrien vided by the Miami County Jones, Anna KlopfenMcKenzie • Seventh Grade Com- Stewart, Sheriff’s Office. These indistein, Ash Kolsky, AnWeller, and Lacie Young. mended (3.25 – 3.49 GPA) viduals were still at-large drew Mayse, Bradley • Eighth Grade Com— Chloe Clark, Brett as of Friday. • If you have information on McPherson, Vernon Mu- Craft, Claire Hilleary, mended (3.25 – 3.49 GPA) Regional Group Publisher - Frank Beeson ■ Editorial Department: any of these suspects, call lano, Caleb Patton, Gre- Tere Hogston, Abigail — Megan Anderson, Sage Editor - Susan Hartley (937) 773-2721 gory Reyes, Jennifer Parker, Shelbie Pittman, Barnhart, Cheyenne Executive the sheriff’s office at 440Advertising Manager - Leiann Stewart FAX: (937) 773-4225 6085. Tellez, Aaron and Eva St. Myers. Beebe, Brittany Belt, ■ History E-mail: • Location identifies the last Thomp• Eighth Grade Honor David Benton, Whitney Established in 1883, the Piqua Daily Call Human Resources — Betty Brownlee ■ Circulation Department — known mailing address of Roll (3.75 – 4.0 GPA) — Biddle, Emily Campbell, is published daily except Tuesdays and 773-2725 Sundays and Dec. 25 at 310 Spring St., suspects. Cavanaugh, Piqua, Ohio 45356. Thomas Baker, Kyla Chelsey Circulation Manager — Blankenship, Tyeal Adam Conner, Taylor ■ Mailing Address: Piqua Daily Call, Cheryl Hall 937-440-5237 Booker, Collin Cox, Alycia Cotrell, Abigail Daugh- P.O. Box 921, Piqua, OH 45356. Post- Assistant Circulation Manager — Jami Young 937-773-2721 ext. 202 should send changes to the Davidson, Sarah Ganger, erty, Kirsten Davis, Eliz- master Piqua Daily Call, 310 Spring St., Piqua, ■ Office hours Duer, Griffin OH 45356. Second class postage on the 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays Saturdays Taylor Glagola, Joshua abeth Hanes, Tyler Hutton, Elliott, Charissa Engle, Piqua Daily Call (USPS 433-960) is paid and Sundays at 335-5634 (select circulation.) Troy Iddings, Kyle Ingle, Hannah Glenn, Alexan- at Piqua, Ohio. E-mail address: ■ Advertising Department: Kurstin Keister, Cassidy dria Grabeman, Derrick ■ Subscription Rates: EZ Pay $10 Hours: 8 .am. to 5 p.m., Kraft, Sierra Miller, Gullett, Xandrea Harri- per month; $11.25 for 1 month; $33.75 Monday - Friday To place a classified ad, call Ariel Kessler, for 3 months; $65.50 for 6 months; Joanne Paul, Gabrielle son, $123.50 per year. Newsstand rate: 75 (877) 844-8385. Pepiot, Collin Poth, Jack Mariah Killian, John cents per copy. Mail subscriptions: in To place a display ad, call Schmiesing, Elizabeth Klenk, Noah Lyman, Miami County, $12.40 per month, un- (937) 773-2721. Spoltman, Victoria Jackson McMahan, Erin less deliverable by motor route; out- FAX: (937) 773-2782. of Miami County, $153.50 VISA and MasterCard accepted. Teague, Wade Wenrick, Patrizio, Brianne Pfen- side annually. A division of the Ohio Community Media ning, Madeline Ponand Taylor Woods. About Us... • Eighth Grade Honor- chillia, Shelby Saunders, The Piqua Daily Call uses able Mention (3.5 – 3.749 Hannah Smith, Sara soy inks and prints on recycled paper. GPA) — Samantha Stengel, Cassidy Sullen-

Business Center to host free workshop

PSEOP meeting scheduled

Selling Old Coins?




Check daily call .com us out on the Web! Click it!



Monday, January 30, 2012


Visit NIE online at, or NIE Coordinator: Dana Wolfe

King Tut

that king Tut may have died of severe malaria and a rare bone disorder called Kohler disease. He also had a curvature in his spine. In short, there is no conclusive eviKing Tutankhamun or king Tut dence to prove the cause of king was an Egyptian Pharaoh, who Tut's death. was famous as the boy king. It is Other King Tut Facts believed that he was an 18th One of the most fascinating dynasty Pharaoh, whose rule is facts on king Tut is with regard to estimated to be between 1333 BC his tomb. The tomb containing fab- 1324 BC. One of the most interulous king Tut's treasures was disesting facts about king Tut is that he covered by the English archaeolobecame a ruler at the age of nine. gist Howard Carter in 1922. The Even though, king Tut's tomb was tomb is said to be a hastily prediscovered in 1922, his life and pared one and was small, as comdeath still remains a mystery. pared to the tombs of other King Tut's Birth Pharaohs. The tomb is located in Nothing was known about the parentage of king Tut, since his However, there were two female the Valley of the Kings at Thebes, tomb was discovered in 1922. fetuses in his tomb, which were which was the traditional burial site There was numerous speculations later confirmed to be the stillborn for kings. As per the inscriptions on the tomb, it was made by Ay, who regarding his parents. However, the daughters of this king. was the successor to throne. It is DNA analysis of his mummy con- King Tut's Death It is believed that king Tut said that around 3,000 treasures firmed that he was the biological son of Akhenaten (Amenhotep IV) reigned Egypt for around nine were found in the tomb of King Tut and king Tut's mother was years, till his death, at the age of and most of them were covered Akhenaten's biological sister, who 18. The death of king Tut still with gold. Some of these treasures can be either Nebetah or remains a mystery and there are so are now in the Egyptian Museum in Beketaten. It is also discovered that many stories associated with it. Cairo. It was believed that, anyone king Tut was the grandson of One version is that he was mur- who dares to open the tomb of this Pharaoh Amenhotep III and queen dered, but, some historians relate king will suffer his wrath. This belief Tiye. The name of king, his death to some disease. As per about king Tut's curse was Tutankhaten, means living image the X-rays of king Tut's skull, he strengthened by the early death of of Aten. The name was later had a head injury, at the back of his some people, who first entered the changed to Tutankhamen (means skull. This injury might be caused tomb. However, there is no scientifliving image of Amun), giving due by some accident or by a direct ic evidence for any such curse, as blow with some heavy object. many of those people had crossed reverence to the old god Amun. However, further studies suggest seventy, before their death. King Tut's Life As mentioned above, he became the ruler of Egypt at the young age of nine. It is speculated that he must have had powerful and strong advisers, who might have helped him in ruling the territory. It was during his third year of reign as a king, that he changed his name from Tutankhaten to Tutankhamen. According to historians, king Tut was successful as a ruler, who desperately tried to maintain good relations with neighbors. During his reign, he married Ankhesenepatan, who is said to be his half sister. After marriage, the name of king Tut's wife was changed to Ankhesenamun. Till date, there is no evidence to prove that king Tut had any surviving offspring at the time of his death.

Graphic Designer: Scarlett E. Smith

Did You Know? • King Tut was 9 years old when he became Pharoah • His father was Akhenaten • Approximately 3,500 articles were found in the tomb with him

Who discovered King Tut’s tomb? In 1922, a British archaeologist named Howard Carter found a ancient tomb in Egypt. A tomb is another name for a grave. In ancient Egypt, many tombs were built like houses, with dried clay brick and stone. Anybody could build a tomb for themselves and their family. Long before they died, the ancient Egyptians began making items to place inside their tomb. These items were called grave goods. People loved making grave goods. It was a family activity. They made grave goods their whole life. They made dolls and baskets and jewelry and little statues of workers and all kinds of things. Then, as a family outing, they would visit their tomb, and place the grave goods they had made locked safely inside. One day, in 1922, during the Roaring Twenties, an archaeologist named Howard Carter was working in Egypt. He found a really small tomb. He didn't think much about it because it was so small. He figured it was the tomb of a commoner. You can imagine his excitement when he opened the door and realized he had found the tomb of an ancient Egyptian pharaoh, a tomb so small that it had been overlooked for thousands of years! From the hieroglyphic writing on the walls, Howard Carter knew who was buried in the tomb. It was a young pharaoh named King Tunkhannock, King Tut for short. Today, we know what King Tut looked like because Howard Carter found a solid gold mask inside the tomb, designed like the pharaoh's face.

mystery — anything that is kept secret or remains unexplained or unknown

OISCVEDRED Valentine Card Challenge

Hey Elementary Schools!

Paper Pyramid For more than 1,000 years, Egyptians built pyramids as tombs for their pharaohs (kings and queens). There are more than 90 royal pyramids in Egypt. Thirty-five of them major works. It's easy to build a small model of a pyramid. Use it as a standalone decoration or include in a diorama. Materials: * paper * scissors * glue * OPTIONAL: sand * OPTIONAL: thin cardboard Directions: Create a template by making four identical equilateral triangles (with small tabs on the side for gluing) Fold dotted line tabs. OPTIONAL: You can cut out triangles from thin cardboard and back the template pieces with these to make the project sturdier.

Glue tab of one triangle to tab free side of the next triangle. Repeat until all triangles are attached. OPTIONAL: * Cover entire pyramid with a coat of glue * sprinkle sand over top * if you decide to use the sand, you should make sure you backed the template pieces with thin cardboard or the pyramid will collapse under the weight

Have your class make cards out of materials (preferably reused items) to give to patients at Dayton Children’s Hospital and area nursing homes. Use your creativity and give someone a great Valentine’s Day Card. Make this a class project and the class with the most cards made wins a party sponsored by Scott Family McDonalds! The class instructor wins a prize too! Send your cards by Feb. 10th to Dana Wolfe, Newspapers In Education, 224 S. Market Street in Troy.

Proud Sponsors of Newspapers In Education

Nourishing Ideas. Nourishing People. Ronald wants to know... When was King Tut's tomb discovered?

Bring in your answer for One form per visit. Not valid with any other offer. No cash value.Valid

You can find the answer on today’s NIE page. Write your answer on the line.


at all Scott Family McDonald’s®:

Tipp City, Troy, Piqua, Sidney, Greenville, Beavercreek and Fairborn. Expires Feb. 29, 2012.


Monday, January 30, 2012


Visit NIE online at, or NIE Coordinator: Dana Wolfe

Bent Pyramid Djedefre Giza Grand Gallery Khafre Khufu Kings Limestone Meidum

Pyramid Words B B Z S P H I N X K H A F R E S E G




Written by Steven Coburn-Griffis Illustrated by Isaac Schumacher

name was Johnny Clem and he started his military career in 1861 when he was just nine years old. No kidding! Even though different officers kept telling him to bug off, he kept hanging around the 22nd Michigan and acting like a drummer boy, doing the same things those guys did (whatever that was). After a while, they just took him on. The officers of that division even chipped in some of their money and gave him a soldier’s pay: $13 per month. The army even gave him a musket they’d carved down to his size and he used it to kill a Confederate officer during one of the Union Army’s retreats. Anyway, that doesn’t have anything to do with my family, and that’s why we’re all here. So, here’s the next letter from Uncle Ethan to Grandpa Wilf. August 22, 1862 Wilf, Though you may find it hard to believe, I am a soldier in the Union Army. I have enlisted and am assigned to the 100th Ohio, a fine regiment commanded by Colonel John Groom, though I do not see much of him. I am a member of Company F and thereby under the command of Captain Dennis Lehan. We do not know for certain, but we have heard that soon we will move south to Cincinnati and from there possibly to Kentucky. I certainly do not know, I am only a private and do





CHAPTER TWO: QUESTIONS & ACTIVITIES According to Josh’s research, a soldier’s pay during the Civil War was $13 per month. According to the United States Army, annual basic pay for an active duty soldier with a rank of Private (E1) with less than two years of experience is $17,611. How much is the current wage per month compared to what Uncle Ethan made? Inflation is a rise in the general level of prices of goods and services in an economy over a period of time. One dollar in 1862 is worth $22.49. At the current value of $1, how much money would Uncle Ethan earn in one month? Use the newspaper grocery ads to buy basic essentials for Uncle Ethan. How much would he have left to spend, if any? Many boys who were not yet 18 lied about their age to enlist in the military during the Civil War. Often, an underage boy would put a piece of paper with the number 18 written on it inside his shoe. This was done so that they could “truthfully” say that they were “over 18.” How do you feel about this way to join the military? Is it honest? If underage children joined the military today, would that effect the safety of the soldier? Why or why not? Write an editorial giving your opinion on this subject.

The Newest Place to Hang Out! Monday - Trivia Wednesday - Whiskey Wednesday, Ladies Night, & karaoke Thursday - Bike Night/Live Music

Miami Soil & Water Conservation District 1330 N.Cty Rd. 25A; Ste C; Troy, Ohio 45373 335-7645 or 335-7666 Fax 335-7465 Piqua: N. Wayne St. Covington Ave E. Ash St.-Wal-Mart

615-1042 778-4617 773-9000

Troy: W. Main St. W. Main St.-Wal-Mart

339-6626 332-6820

Tipp City: W. Main St

667-4888 MEMBER FDIC

Local Leaders, Local Lenders

625 Olympic Dr. Troy, Ohio 45373

Friday - Live Music Saturday - Live Music Sunday - Blues jam

RANDY HARVEY Lawncare Manager

(937) 335-6418 (Ohio) 1-800-237-5296 Fax (937) 339-7952

STOP SMOKING in just ONE sesson! Before your session learn about hypnosis: • How it lowers stress • How hypnosis is 100% safe • How you are always in control • How you feel under hypnosis • Weight Control included in session! •

Present this coupon for

25 OFF


reg. price single private session



Publisher Scramble: discovered Ronald Wants To Know: 1922

The Newspapers In Education Mission – Our mission is to provide Miami, Shelby and neighboring county school districts with a weekly newspaper learning project that promotes reading and community journalism as a foundation for communication skills, utilizing the Piqua Daily Call, the Sidney Daily News, the Record Herald and the Troy Daily News as quality educational resource tools.

Thank you to our sponsors! The generous contributions of our sponsors and I-75 Group Newspapers vacation donors help us provide free newspapers to community classrooms as well as support NIE activities.To sponsor NIE or donate your newspaper while on vacation, contact NIE Coordinator Dana Wolfe at or (937) 440-5211


"Your Diamond Jeweler Since 1946"

2331 W. Market St., Troy 937.339.4800 Visit us online to learn more.

Present this ad and receive 10% OFF your bill! A Division of Dayton Outpatient Center

The North Central Ohio Solid Waste District "Promoting Greater Participation in Recycling" NOW OP EN !


Answers from the color NIE page

Sell us your Gold and Diamonds!

2343 W Main St, Troy when you bring in this ad!


• Tutankhamun was born in 1343 BC his name at this time was Tutankhaten • Tutankhamun changed his name from Tutankhaten to Tutankhamun due to pressure from traditionalists, reflecting the growing acceptance of the old god Amun and decline in support of Aten • His father was Akhenaten known as the Heretic King • He was born in 1343 BC in Amarna • He reigned as Pharaoh between 1334 BC and 1325 BC • He married his half-sister Ankhesenpaaten • He was nine years old when he became Pharaoh • He was just 18/19 years old when he died • He was buried in his hastily prepared tomb in the Valley of the Kings 70 days after his death, according to the death rituals of the Ancient Egyptians • On 4 Nov. 1922, the English Egyptologist Howard Carter discovers the steps leading to Tutankhamun's tomb • On 5 Nov. 1922, Howard Carter cables Lord Carnarvon: "At last have made a wonderful discovery in Valley; a magnificent tomb with seals intact; re-covered same for your arrival; congratulations." • Approximately 3,500 articles were found in the tomb of King Tut • The famous gold mask that rested directly on top of the pharaoh's mummy weighs 10 kilos

VOCABULARY WORDS navigate Confederate slops

Earn 10% more


King Tut Facts

only what I am told. Tell Ma that already I miss her cooking. The food here is little better than the slops we feed the pigs, although to see some of my fellow soldiers eat you would believe that it was food fit for President Lincoln himself. And tell Da that I will make him proud, fighting for the union of the states and for the freedom of the slaves, though I have yet to see even one. I will write again as I am able. Ethan

Josh Franklin’s Far Out Family Blog

Chapter Two: Week Two Hey, hello and welcome back to those of you who caught my earlier blog. If you didn’t, or if you’re here by accident, page back and look over my last entry. If you’re too lazy to do that, or you’re afraid that once you leave you may not have the skill to navigate back, here are the basics. This blog is about my Great-great-great-great Uncle Ethan and my Great-greatgreat-great Grandpa Wilfred (don’t get me started on that name). Because it’s exhausting typing in all those greats, I’m just gonna call them Uncle Ethan and Grandpa Wilf. Anyway, in 1862, Uncle Ethan took off and joined the Union Army. And here’s something you don’t know, not even those of you cool enough to have read my last blog: Uncle Ethan was only 15 years old at the time. That’s right. The same age as yours truly. Now don’t get the wrong idea. It’s not as if Uncle Sam intended to take somebody that young. He wasn’t all, “Hey, kid. Here’s a uniform and here’s a gun. Now go shoot somebody.” Nope. In fact, you were supposed to be at least 18 years old and even then 18 to 20 year olds had to have permission from their parents. But if someone was determined, someone like my Uncle Ethan, they found ways around all that. It happened. And it helped if you were big and looked older than your age, like I’ve heard was true of Uncle Ethan. However he did it, he volunteered for duty in the Union Army in early August of 1862 in Toledo, Ohio. At least, that’s what my Gran says and the records I’ve found on the internet back that up. There was one Ohio kid, though, who got paid like a soldier even though he wasn’t really enlisted in the army at all. At least, not at first. His

Menkaure Orion Pyramids Queen’s Sand Shaft Sphinx Tomb

Graphic Designer: Scarlett Smith

Whole Health for the Whole Family

Hours: Mon-Fri 10-6 ~ Sat 9-2 ~ Closed Sun 22 S. Weston Rd., Troy, OH 45373 937-552-9137

Whole line of gluten free, health, and organic food. Vitamins, herbs, and homeopathic remedies.


937-440-5653 Fax 937-335-4208 N. Co. Rd 25A, Troy, OH 45373-1342


6 Piqua Daily Call


Contact us Call Susan Hartley, Editor, at 773-2721, Ext. 207, for information about the Opinion Page.

Inside politics

Romney’s body language scores points

Serving Piqua since 1883

“My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because you have rejected knowledge, I will also reject you, that you shall be no priest to me: seeing you have forgotten the law of your God, I will also forget your children.” (Hosea 4:6 AKJV)

Guest Column

GOP insiders cut Newt down to size BY CHARLES BABINGTON ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Republican insiders are rising up to cut Newt Gingrich down to size, testament to the GOP establishment’s fear that the mercurial candidate could lead the party to disaster this fall. The gathering criticisms are bitingly sharp, as if edged by a touch of panic, a remarkable development considering the target once was speaker of the House and will go down in history as leader of the Republicans’ 1994 return to power in Congress. The intended beneficiary is Mitt Romney, a once-moderate Massachusetts governor whom many rank-and-file Republicans view with suspicion. “The Republican establishment might not be wild about Mitt Romney, but they’re terrified by Newt Gingrich,” said Dan Schnur, a former GOP campaign strategist who teaches politics at the University of Southern California. The anti-Gingrich statements have come from conservative columnists, talk show hosts including Ann Coulter, former Reagan administration officials and others. One of the harshest was written by former Sen. Bob Dole, the party’s 1996 presidential nominee. “I have not been critical of Newt Gingrich but it is now time to take a stand before it is too late,” Dole wrote in the conservative magazine National Review. “If Gingrich is the nominee it will have an adverse impact on Republican candidates running for county, state, and federal offices.” As speaker from 1995 through 1998, Gingrich “had a new idea every minute and most of them were off the wall,” Dole wrote. He said he struggled against Democrats’ TV attacks in his 1996 campaign, “and in every one of them, Newt was in the ad.” Gingrich has reacted unevenly to the accusations, sometimes denouncing them, other times wearing them like a badge of honor. “The Republican establishment is just as much as an establishment as the Democratic establishment, and they are just as determined to stop us,” he told a tea party rally Thursday in central Florida. The crowd cheered. But lingering near the back was an example of how the Romney campaign is taking advantage of the whacks at Gingrich: GOP Rep. Jason Chaffetz of Utah. Chaffetz is beloved by many conservatives, and he goes from one Gingrich event to another to tell reporters why he thinks Romney would be a stronger challenger against President Barack Obama in the fall. Gingrich aide R.C. Hammond confronted Chaffetz on Friday at an event in Del Ray, Fla., noting that some Republican officials criticize such shadowing tactics. Chaffetz defended his presence, saying Gingrich has vowed to show up everywhere Obama campaigns this fall, if several hours later. Romney has drawn other high-ranking surrogates, with mixed results. South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley annoyed some of her tea party supporters when she campaigned throughout her state for Romney, who lost to Gingrich by 12 percentage points. It’s unclear whether the anti-Gingrich push is driving a new wedge between establishment Republicans and anti-establishment insurgents such as the tea partyers.


Romney’s unsolvable Massachusetts issue C

sition in 2004-2005, as he OLUMBIA, S.C. — formed a political action Mitt Romney was committee and began born and raised in working toward a run for Michigan and has ties to the Republican nomination Utah. Yet he chose to make for president. his career, both in business As a candidate for office and politics, in Massachuin Massachusetts, Romney setts. Nearly every political also had to take positions problem Romney has today, BYRON YORK on guns, global warming at least those involving his Columnist and gay rights that later policy positions, stems from caused him difficulties in that one decision. Republican presidential Romney’s choice of home state affects his fortunes in ways big and politics. He even had to renounce Ronald small. Here in South Carolina, he was Reagan — an extremely unwise thing to hurt by a widespread perception among do in today’s GOP. “Look, I was an indeconservative native Carolinians that pendent during the time of ReaganMassachusetts is the font of all liberal- Bush,” Romney said in a 1994 debate ism. “The voters link Massachusetts with Sen. Ted Kennedy. “I’m not trying with gay marriage, easy abortion, traffic, to return to Reagan-Bush.” Now, of pollution, the Kennedys, Dukakis, Kerry course, Romney sings Reagan’s praises and Barney Frank,” says Clemson Uni- at nearly every campaign stop. If he hadversity political scientist David n’t run in Massachusetts, he wouldn’t Woodard. “It’s anathema.” Even a Re- have had to bash Reagan in the first publican from the Bay State faces suspi- place. But, after abortion, the most devascion. But Romney’s Massachusetts problem tating consequence of Romney’s choosing goes far deeper and extends far beyond Massachusetts has been the issue of uniSouth Carolina. To win election as a Re- versal health care. In extending coverpublican in Massachusetts, and then to age to everyone in the state, Romney govern effectively, Romney had to align helped fulfill a long-time liberal goal; himself with the left side of the GOP. just look at the love-fest with Kennedy And to do that, he adopted positions that at the bill’s 2006 signing ceremony. But Romney did not effectively control raphaunt him still. Perhaps the most fateful was on abor- idly rising health care costs. And he tion. Romney’s reputation as a “perfectly could not have anticipated how deeply lubricated weather vane” — to use the unpopular universal coverage schemes memorable phrase of former rival Jon would become with the Republican base Huntsman — comes from his decision to after Obamacare. In the campaign, Romney has blamed run for Senate in 1994 and governor in 2002 as a strongly pro-choice candidate, the Democratic Massachusetts legislaand then to run for president in 2008 as ture for Romneycare’s problems and denied vigorously that he believes his bill a strongly pro-life candidate. According to a new book by Boston would be a good model for the nation. It’s journalist Ron Scott, when Romney was a difficult position to take on his signaplanning that ‘94 Senate run, he com- ture achievement in office. And it would missioned polling that showed a pro-life not have happened had Romney not chocandidate could not win statewide elec- sen to run in Massachusetts. Given all that, it’s no wonder Romney tion in Massachusetts. So Romney, who said he was personally pro-life, became is running for president more as a former businessman than as a former govpolitically pro-choice. And not just pro-choice, but ardently ernor. On the stump, he spends far more pro-choice. “I am not going to change our time discussing his business career and pro-choice laws in Massachusetts in any job-creation record than he does his time way,” Romney said in an Oct. 29, 2002, as governor. Indeed, at an election-eve debate. “I will preserve them. I will pro- rally in North Charleston, S.C., Romney tect them. I will enforce them. I do not discussed details of how he helped start take the position of a pro-life candidate. the office-supply firm Staples but never Charles Babington covers politics for The Associated I am in favor of preserving and protect- once mentioned that he had been a goving a woman’s right to choose.” When ernor. Press. It all stems from that single decision, The Boston Globe said there was not a Moderately Confused “paper’s width” of difference between many years ago, to live in MassachuRomney and his Democratic opponent setts rather than Michigan, or Utah, or on abortion, Romney proudly quoted the some other less liberal state. Now, it’s part of who Romney is, and it can’t be paper. If Romney had chosen a less liberal undone. state to live in, he would not have had to Byron York is the chief political corredo that — and, of course, he would not have had to switch back to a pro-life po- spondent for The Washington Examiner.

THE FIRST AMENDMENT Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.

Where to Write Public officials can be contacted through the following addresses and telephone numbers: ■ Lucy Fess, mayor, 5th Ward Commissioner,, 615-9251 (work), 773-7929 (home) ■ John Martin, 1st Ward Commissioner,, 773-2778 (home) ■ William Vogt, 2nd Ward Commissioner,, 773-8217 ■ Joe Wilson, 3rd Ward Commissioner,, 778-0390

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

NEW YORK (AP) — The hands came out of the pockets. The gaze was intense. Mitt Romney leaned confidently into the lectern. Even with the sound turned off, Romney would have stolen Newt Gingrich’s debate thunder with a surprisingly commanding and aggressive performance in the latest Florida faceoff, body language experts said Friday. To some, in fact, it was as if the two Republican presidential candidates had swapped roles, with Gingrich, the aggressor (and ultimate victor) in South Carolina, suddenly seeming the uncomfortable, squirmy candidate in Florida. It was a marked change for Romney, said Kathleen Hall Jamieson, an expert in political communication at the University of Pennsylvania. “All his nonverbal cues suggested directness,” she said. “The halting delivery was gone. He didn’t hesitate before responding. The indecisiveness disappeared.” The former Massachusetts governor also showed flashes of temperament, unafraid to display real anger at Gingrich’s calling him, in an ad, an “anti-immigrant” candidate. “Mr. Speaker, I’m not anti-immigrant!” he retorted. “The idea that I’m anti-immigrant is repulsive. Don’t use a term like that.” The anger came off as both real and controlled, said body language coach Patti Wood, which was important because it projected the sense that Romney wouldn’t be carried away by his emotions as president. “It was a controlled strength,” said the Atlanta-based Wood, who coaches politicians and executives. “His shoulders were up, chest back. Very effective.” And equally important, Wood said, is the way Romney ended the exchange with a slight, satisfied smile that stopped short of a smirk: “He could have ruined it at that moment with a smirk, which he’s been known to do, but he didn’t.” Where did the new Romney technique come from? Both Jamieson and Wood say it was clear the candidate had been well coached. Indeed, Romney has been working with a new coach Brett O’Donnell, formerly with Michele Bachmann’s campaign.







ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT 7 Sisters’ spat is no 911 call reveals frantic reason to ruin husband’s reunion efforts to help Moore PIQUA DAILY CALL • WWW.DAILYCALL.COM

DEAR IN: Remind your wife that it’s your reunion, not hers. Tell her you plan to go and catch up with your former classmates, and if she’d like to accompany you, you would love to have her at your side. If Judy shows up, it will be two against one. But if seeing Judy would be too upsetting for her, you’ll understand if she decides to stay home. It’s her choice.



Advice Can you suggest any non-threatening way to bring up the subject of becoming more intimate? Or should I continue to just wait for him to make a move? — STUCK AT FIRST BASE IN CALIFORNIA DEAR STUCK AT FIRST BASE: I assume that the gentleman you’re seeing is also “mature.” Has it occurred to you that he may no longer be able to perform in that department? And if not, how will that affect you? The time is right to broach the subject of what’s missing. A way to go about it would be to tell him you care about him and ask him if you are attractive to him — and if the answer is yes, follow up by asking why he has been hesitant to take your relationship any further. Then listen.

DEAR ABBY: How do you curb a sweet tooth? I sometimes wake up with the urge to eat sweets at night. This is a big weakness of mine. — NEEDS TO CURB THE CRAVDEAR ABBY: I’m a ING mature woman who has been seeing a gentleman DEAR NEEDS: I’m for five months. We have dinner together, go glad you asked, because dancing, watch movies, it gives me a chance to have game nights with share a technique that friends, etc. We are to- works for me. When you gether at least four have a sweets craving, nights a week, and each get up and go brush night it ends the same your TEETH! When way. We sit close, hold you’re done, the craving hands for almost an will be less. hour, kiss for several Dear Abby is written minutes, hug, and then go our separate ways. by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne I’m ready for more. and was Don’t get me wrong. Phillips, I’m not looking for mar- founded by her mother, riage. But along with re- Pauline Phillips. Write ally enjoying his Dear Abby at www.Dearcompany, I’m very phys- or P.O. Box ically attracted to him. 69440, Los Angeles, CA We’re both kind of shy. 90069.

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A 911 recording revealed frantic efforts by friends of Demi Moore to get help for the actress who was convulsing as they gathered around her and tried to comfort her. Moore was “semi-conscious, barely,” according to a female caller on the recording released Friday by Los Angeles fire officials. The woman tells emergency operators that Moore, 49, had smoked something before she was rushed to the hospital on Monday night and that she had been “having issues lately.” “Is she breathing normal?” the operator asks. “No, not so normal. More kind of shaking, convulsing, burning up,” the friend says as she hurries to Moore’s side, on the edge of panic. Another woman is next to Moore as the dispatcher asks if she’s responsive. “Demi, can you hear me?” she asks. “Yes, she’s squeezing hands. … She can’t speak.” When the operator asks what Moore ingested or smoked, the friend replies, but the answer was redacted. Asked if Moore took the substance intentionally or not, the woman says Moore ingested it on purpose but the reaction was accidental. “Whatever she took, make sure you have it out for the paramedics,” the operator says. The operator asks the friend if this has happened before. “I don’t know,” she says. “There’s been some stuff recently that we’re all just finding out.” Moore’s publicist, Carrie Gordon, said previously that the actress sought professional help to treat her exhaustion and improve her health. She would not comment further on the emergency call or provide details about the nature or location of Moore’s treatment. The past few months have been rocky for Moore.


Demi Moore arrives at Variety’s 3rd Annual Power of Women Luncheon in Beverly Hills, Calif., in this Sept. 23, 2011 photo. A 911 recording released Friday Jan. 27, by Los Angeles fire officials revealed frantic efforts by friends of Demi Moore to get help for the actress who was convulsing as they gathered around her and tried to comfort her. Moore was “semi-conscious, barely,” according to a female caller on the recording. She released a statement in November announcing she had decided to end her marriage to fellow actor Ashton Kutcher, 33, following news of alleged infidelity. The two were known to publicly share their affection for one another via Twitter. Moore still has a Twitter account under the name mrskutcher but has not posted any messages since Jan. 7. Meanwhile, Millennium Films announced Friday that Sarah Jessica Parker will replace Moore in the role of feminist Gloria Steinem in its production of “Lovelace,” a biopic about the late porn star Linda Lovelace. A statement gave no reason for the change. The production, starring Amanda Seyfried, has been shooting in Los Angeles since Dec. 20.

During the call, the woman caller says the group of friends had turned Moore’s head to the side and was holding her down. The dispatcher tells her not to hold her down but to wipe her mouth and nose and watch her closely until paramedics arrive. “Make sure that we keep an airway open,” the dispatcher says. “Even if she passes out completely, that’s OK. Stay right with her.” The phone is passed around by four people, including a woman who

gives directions to the gate and another who recounts details about what Moore smoked or ingested. Finally, the phone is given to a man named James, so one of the women can hold Moore’s head. There was some confusion at the beginning of the call. The emergency response was delayed by nearly two minutes as Los Angeles and Beverly Hills dispatchers sorted out which city had jurisdiction over the street where Moore lives. As the call is transferred to Beverly Hills, the frantic woman at Moore’s house raises her voice and said, “Why is an ambulance not on its way right now?” “Ma’am, instead of arguing with me why an ambulance is not on the way, can you spell (the street name) for me?” the Beverly Hills dispatcher says. Although the estate is located in the 90210 ZIP code above Benedict Canyon, the response was eventually handled by the Los Angeles Fire Department. By the end of the call, Moore has improved. “She seems to have calmed down now. She’s speaking,” the male caller told the operator. Moore and Kutcher were wed in September 2005. Kutcher became a stepfather to Moore’s three daughters — Rumer, Scout and Tallulah Belle — from her 13-year marriage to actor Bruce Willis. Moore and Willis divorced in 2000 but remained friendly. Moore can be seen on screen in the recent films “Margin Call” and “Another Happy Day.” Kutcher replaced Charlie Sheen on TV’s “Two and a Half Men” and is part of the ensemble film “New Year’s Eve.”

Solve it


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

■ Contract Bridge — By Steve Becker

Famous hand

International Cuisine Day Served Wed. Feb. 1 • 11am-8pm



russian Day

$ 99

On Sidney’s Quiet Side Wapak Ave. • 937-492-8820

not take him long to figure out why his partner had underled the A-K of spades. He shifted to a club, and Nagy cashed the Q-A of clubs to put the contract down one faster than declarer could say “Good play.” The hand is an excellent illustration of the principle that a player should not allow himself to fall into the habit of making so-called automatic or routine plays. In the vast majority of deals, the king (or ace) of spades would be the normal opening lead, and no one would give even a moment’s thought to any other lead. But here, as Nagy demonstrated so well, he not only thought of the

four of spades as a possible opening lead, but had the courage of his convictions to lead it. His reward was a gain of 700 points. Tomorrow: It doesn’t hurt to try.

daily call Click it!


presents... Rodgers & Hammerstein’s

The Musical

Thursday, February 2 • 7:00pm Friday, February 3 • 7:00pm Sunday, February 5 • 2:00pm at Sidney High School Auditorium


This deal occurred in a national team championship in 1977. At the first table, the bidding went as shown, and South got to five diamonds. East’s three-spade bid, in response to partner’s takeout double, was

strictly pre-emptive and was an attempt to cramp the opponents’ bidding space. It indicated a long spade suit in an otherwise worthless hand. West was Peter Nagy, playing with Eric Kokish, both well-known Canadian stars. It did not seem to Nagy that he would defeat the contract by making the routine opening lead of the king of spades. In fact, had he done so, South would have made five diamonds easily, scoring four diamonds, six hearts and a spade ruff for 11 tricks. Instead, Nagy made the imaginative and highly unorthodox opening lead of the four of spades! Kokish won dummy’s eight with the nine, and it did


James G. Case D.D.S. Complete Dentistry For The Entire Family New & Emergency Patients Welcome 821 Nicklin Ave. Ste 205 Piqua, OH 45356 (937) 773-1208

Tickets: Pre-Sale $11 Adult, $5 Student/Child At Door: $12 Adult, $6 Student/Child Tickets available at: Lisa Alvetro, D.D.S., Readmore Hallmark-Piqua, The Hampton Inn-Sidney, Aspen Wellness Center, Sharon’s School of Dance


DEAR ABBY: My wife, “Kate,” and her sister, “Judy,” do not get along, to the point that my wife refuses to be in the same room with her. I have a class reunion coming up, and Judy is in my class. Because we’re not sure Judy will show up, Kate has said she will attend — but she’ll leave if Judy arrives. We had planned on going in separate cars so Kate could escape if necessary. But now she says if Judy puts in an appearance, she’ll be upset with me if I don’t leave with her. I don’t get along with Judy either, but I’d like the chance to catch up with other classmates. Kate feels my not leaving with her would demonstrate a lack of support. I don’t want my wife’s antipathy toward her sister to cause me to be penalized. What to do? — IN THE MIDDLE

Monday, January 30, 2012


NEXTDOOR Valentine’s Day opening set for Troy Marion’s WWW.DAILYCALL.COM

Monday, January 30, 2012

Restaurant will seat 500 BY DAVID FONG Ohio Community Media TROY — For many of its ardent fans, a pipinghot Marion’s pizza is a case of love at first bite. With that in mind, the way Marion’s Piazza CEO Roger Glass sees it, opening the new Marion’s in Troy on Valentine’s Day seemed a perfect fit. The new store — Marion’s Piazza’s first new location in two decades — will open Feb. 14 at 1270 Experiment Farm Road, off of West Main Street. “It actually just happened to shake out that PROVIDED PHOTOS way,” Glass said of openThese sculptures and others will be on display in the Gateway Arts Council ing on Valentine’s Day. gallery through February. Above is the a sculpture titled “Silverware Back Go- “We could have opened on rilla, Girlilla and Baby” by Gary Hovey. Monday, Feb. 13, but we figured we love Troy and we love Miami County so much; we might as well just hold off one day and open on Valentine’s Day.” Glass said from the feedback he’s received, it’s a mutual love story — Marion’s loves the area and Troy and Miami County residents love

Marion’s pizza. He said it was that love affair that eventually led the Dayton-based pizza company to settle in Troy. “We’re very excited to be opening in Troy, to say the least. We’ve had so many people from the northern counties come to our North Dixie store and our Englewood store and tell us how much they love our pizza. At one point, I had the mayor of Troy writing me a letter every six months or so, begging me to please bring a store to Troy.” It won’t just be any Marion’s Piazza coming to Troy, Glass said. The restaurant will seat 500 people — including a patio area that will sit 80 and a banquet/meeting room that will seat 85 for private parties and meetings. It also will feature a game room and three dining room areas. The restaurant will employ about 50 people. “It’s going to be the biggest and the best Marion’s — because it’s the newest,” Glass said. “We’re so excited about it. This will be the cookiecutter prototype for all of our new facilities. The


store we’re building in Mason will look the one we’re building in Troy.” Glass said there were a number reasons why his company settled on Troy as the site of its first new location since 1991. “We had been looking at the northern area for probably three or four years,” he said. “We decided Troy was right in the middle of everything. You’ve got Sidney and Piqua right up the road and you’ve got Tipp City and West Milton right down the road — although we don’t want to take too much of West Milton’s business away from our Englewood store, either. “So you’ve got Troy that’s kind of right in the middle of all these cities, plus you’ve got such great business and manufacturing in Troy for the lunch business. We’re hoping to get people from all the places manufacturing stopping in there for lunch. We’re hoping someone leaves Kohl’s and goes right across the street to our restaurant. There really are so many things we love about Troy.”

Above left is “Maybe Tomorrow” by Wanda Lee Dammeyer and at right is “Woody” by Mike Major.

Gateway Arts Council to host sculpture display SIDNEY — Gateway Arts Council will open a sculpture exhibit with a reception from 6-8 p.m. Friday at Art Gallery, 216 N. Miami Ave. The sculpture exhibit comprises three-dimensional art works of many artists. Accompanying the sculptures will be the two-dimensional works of Mike Elsass. The exhibit will run through Feb. 24. Exhibit hours are weekdays 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and evenings and weekends by appointment. Admission is free to the exhibit and reception. Featured artists include the following: Roger Smith, whose work has been shown in numerous juried fine art shows in Michigan, New York, Ohio, Louisiana, Kentucky and South Carolina. He was the featured artist for the autumn 2006 issue of Whisper in the Woods Nature Journal. His work has been chosen for the Ella Sharp Museum Fine Arts Competition, the International Exhibition on Animals in Art, the Kentucky National Wildlife Art Exhibit and the Society of Animal Artist’s 50th Annual Exhibition. His “Watchful Doe,” is installed at the Creation Museum in Petersburg, Ky., and the Charlevoix Public Library in Charlevoix, Mich.

We Pay the Highest Prices for Gold,

Mike Major, who has created monumental sculptures in bronze for public and private collections across the country. He served as the first artist-inresidence for the Ohio Arts Council and National Endowment for the Arts. The Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., recently unveiled an eight-foot monument of its founder, Mother Alfred Moes, by Major. Gary Hovey, whose sculptures can be seen at American Gallery in Sylvania and Ursus Art Space in Upper Arlington. Hovey lives in rural New Knoxville. Wanda Lee Dammeyer, of New Bremen, has won a number of awards at Ohio art shows and won fourth place in the 2006 Celebration of Western Art at the Grand National Rodeo in San Francisco. She has exhibited in the Loveland Sculpture Invitational in Loveland, Colo., the Iowa Sculpture Festival in Newton, Iowa, and the Botkins Invitational Sculpture Show in Botkins. A direct descendant of Pocahontas, she likes sculpting Native Americans. Michael Tizzano has been creating sculptures from early childhood, but has worked professionally in this medium for more than 20 years. His work is enjoyed and collected throughout the country. He has taught in the classroom setting for more than 30 years, instructing and sharing his love of art with students primarily in

the middle school. He has been engaged in art making with the very young as well as adults. Mike Elsass became a painter after a career and a dream to have time to dedicate to writing. Though mostly self-taught, he acknowledges Roger Sayre as his mentor. Sayre, a nationally renowned steel artist, showed Elsass the possibilities of steel as a surface for acrylic and urged him to experiment with it. Elsass is an en plein air artist who stops his wandering whenever the energy of a place attracts him, trying to absorb and then reinvent it. Gateway Arts Council is Shelby County’s home for the arts, maintaining several year-round programs focused on making the arts available to everyone, everywhere for every time. Editor’s note: Gary Hovey’s gorilla statue is as unique as the spelling in the title, Girlilla.


Ft. Loramie High School Family, Career and Community Leaders Association members conducted a food drive in December for the Salvation Army and also helped to resupply the local food pantry in Ft. Loramie. Shown are Elizabeth Pleiman (l-r), Montana Larger, Brittany Aufderhaar and Macie Popik.

Ft. Loramie FCCLA conduct drive to resupply pantry FORT LORAMIE — Ft. Loramie High School Family, Career and Community Leaders Association members conducted a food drive in December for the Salvation Army and also helped to resupply the local food pantry in Ft. Loramie. This project was part of the State FCCLA Project called H.E.L.P., which stands for Hunger Education Leads to Prevention. The state project was created to break the cycle of

EZ $40, Short $70, Long $90 per hour • Choose no out of pocket costs...ask your preparer • Hours 9-9 M-F, Sat 9-5 • Walk-ins welcome

937-778-0436 • 523 N. Main St., Piqua

Varicose Veins More Than Just A Cosmetic Issue Pain Heaviness/Tiredness Burning/Tingling Swelling/Throbbing Tender Veins

Phlebitis Blood Clots Ankle Sores /Ulcers Bleeding

2343 W Main St. Troy JUST OFF I-75

M-W 10am-6pm Th-F 10am-8pm Sat. 10am-5pm

Midwest Dermatology, Laser & Vein Clinic


fits with the national project, Families First. A competition was held to motivate the student body of Ft. Loramie Junior/Senior High School to bring in canned goods. The winning class that collected the most food items was allowed to bring in treats to school on the last day before Christmas break. This year, sophomores won the challenge.

Tax Preparation Service (over 20 years experience)

If you have any of the above, there are effective treatment options, covered by insurances.

937-335-0055 Diamonds and Estates! ~ BUYING NOW ~ ~ It’s Worth Your Drive! ~

childhood hunger through leadership and create service in families, schools, and in communities. The Ft. Loramie FCCLA also adopted a family and purchased gifts that were given to the family. Thirty-five gifts were collected and wrapped, and were also sent to the Salvation Army to be distributed to the family. This service



Exhibition to begin Friday with reception

Springboro, OH Troy, OH

At Garbry Ridge Assisted Living, we provide you the reassurance that they did • Healthy, delicious meals prepared to spark the appetite • Reassurance of care providers 24 hours/day, 7 days/week

• Safety through the personal emergency call system • Socialization and life enhancement opportunities • Transportation available

Save money with our all-inclusive pricing! Call today or stop by for a personal tour

(937) 778-9385

Tel: 937-619-0222 Tel: 937-335-2075

Call Today For A Visit With a Vein Specialist Physician. No Referral Needed

Did your loved one enjoy the company of friends today?

1567 Garbry Rd. Piqua, OH 45356 2252445













HOROSCOPE Monday, Jan. 30, 2012 Even if you weren’t able to market some of your good ideas in the past, don’t stop trying in the months to come. It isn’t likely that you’ll run into the same obstacle that previously blocked you. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) — It’s erroneous to believe, as others say, that a very important arrangement is slipping from your control. Regardless of what others try to get you to think, know that the opposite is true. PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) — You’re presently in a very good cycle for fulfilling your desires and expectations, but good things can only happen if you believe in yourself. Don’t dash your chances for happiness. ARIES (March 21-April 19) — Although initially you might not believe it, the odds are slanted in your favor. Even if you’re delayed for a while, you’ll take full advantage of the lull. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) — Your powers of observation are extremely astute, so carefully observe a role model handle a situation similar to one you must take care of. If you watch closely, you’ll quickly learn how to do it as well. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) — For whatever reason, your dealings with male pals will be easier to handle than any involvements you might have with the ladies. Keep this in mind if you need a favor. CANCER (June 21-July 22) — The proof you’ve been looking for regarding the loyalty and/or support of your associates will be made clear to you. You should now be able to move forward with your plans. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) — Any sincere effort you put forth to protect a critical matter for another will work well, and will also let others know that they had better not poke their snoots into matters you want kept private. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) — Someone who is in a position of power is apt to sense a kinship with you. As a result, she or he is likely to do something significant to help you without being asked. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) — Normally it isn’t too smart to have too many irons in the fire simultaneously, but your case may be an exception. The more you have going for you, the better your chances are for success. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) — It won’t be because you’ll be more forceful or assertive than usual that you’ll have a greater impact on others; it will be because your enthusiastic manner is so uplifting. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) — Don’t be indifferent about situations that are running smoothly and producing good results for you. If you have the will to do so, they can be improved upon even further. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) — Your ability to evaluate and utilize information so well is likely to be the envy of all your associates. They’ll see and hear what you do, but won’t know how to copy your results. COPYRIGHT 2012 United Feature Syndicate, Inc.








Monday, January 30, 2012



Monday, January 30, 2012


that work .com


100 - Announcement

starts here with FOUND: puppy, black, female, wearing pink collar, vicinity of Drake Rd. (937)451-1578 LOST: Beagle, tri-colored, male, docked tail, wearing blue collar. Hetzler Rd. area. (937)773-8606

200 - Employment

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:






NK Parts Industries, INC.

Employment Opportunities at:

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. 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 pneumatics, 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.

Attention: Human Resources Manager 2405 Campbell Rd Sidney, OH 45365

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

Substitute Positions



Experience preferred For complete listing of employment and application requirements visit:

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.

Please submit resume to:

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

Competitive Wages, Insurance, Benefits, 401K, Fitness and Recreation Center Applications accepted: M-F 8:00 am – 4 pm 777 South Kuther Rd Sidney, Ohio


Pay range $9.61 to $15.84. See for details or call (937)440-3057


• LABOR: $9.50/ Hour

EOE/AA Employer

E-Mail Resume:

Integrity Ambulance Service is hiring a

205 Business Opportunities


R# X``#d

235 General

235 General

• CDL DRIVERS: $11.50/ Hour

NOTICE 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

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

Better Business Bureau 15 West Fourth St. Suite 300 Dayton, OH 45402 937.222.5825 This notice is provided as a public service by


A newspaper group of Ohio Community Media


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

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

Miami County Advocate Route Available in Piqua

245 Manufacturing/Trade Area manufacturer of welded, steel tubing is seeking a:

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


Compensation is $160.00 bi-weekly. 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.

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, reversing 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:


Fax Resume: 937-492-8995 ✰ ✰ ✰ ✰✰ ✰✰✰ ✰✰✰ ✰✰

Apply at: 100 Integrity Place Greenville, OH 45331

235 General

235 General

"Quality Tubing by Quality People"

235 General

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

The Urbana Daily Citizen is seeking a

Sales Representative



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

to help develop and grow business in Champaign, Logan and surrounding counties.

Helpful: • Photography and computer skills

The ideal candidate will have the ability to work with deadlines, service multiple accounts and sell advertising in our daily and weekly publications across a variety of media platforms.

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.

• Some computer experience • Previous sales experience preferred • Good telephone skills • Ability to manage time & tasks effectively

Newspaper Promotions Part-time for Greenville, Ohio

We offer a competitive salary plus commissions. In addition we provide a benefits package that includes: paid holidays and vacations, 401(k), health/dental insurance and life insurance.

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.

Send resume and salary requirements to: Publisher c/o Urbana Daily Citizen PO Box 191 Urbana, Ohio 43078 or email:

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


105 Announcements

Video Journalist

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

Or email resume and salary requirements to:


Experience preferred

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

Daily Advocate


Fleet Mechanic

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

Thurs - Weds @ 5pm Sat - Thurs @ 4pm

Piqua Daily Call




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.


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.

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

235 General

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

240 Healthcare

125 Lost and Found FOUND: cat, black, fuzzy, approximately 6 mo. to 1 year, vicinity of Broadway and Riverside. (937)726-8596

)44g`# pnuBS@ fn]q>Z1NBgq>Z }1J


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

All Display Ads: 2 Days Prior Liners For:


105 Announcements




Monday, January 30, 2012



Service&Business DIRECTORY

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



620 Childcare

Gravel Hauled, Laid & Leveled Driveways & Parking Lots


875-0153 698-6135 MINIMUM CHARGES APPLY

• 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


655 Home Repair & Remodel


CALL TODAY! (937)418-4712 or (937)710-5277 1144 Fisher Dr., Piqua, OH 45356

660 Home Services

CERAMIC TILE AND HOME REPAIRS RON PIATT Owner/Installer Licensed & Insured

937-489-9749 In Memory Of Morgan Ashley Piatt

Booking now for 2012 and 2013

Any type of Construction:


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

245 Manufacturing/Trade

DUTIES INCLUDE: Performing PM’s and ECN’s on our injection molds.

255 Professional

Great organizational skills and ability to multitask required. Experience preferred. Weekends and holidays necessary. Send resume to: PO BOX 1494 Piqua, OH 45356

Technical education and electrical circuitry & hydraulics experience a plus.

that work .com 280 Transportation

Ability to read technical drawings and use MS Office Suite desired. Evenflo Company, Inc. Email: janis.jones@ Fax: (937)415-3112 EOE

Crosby Trucking is

No Phone Calls Please


SUPERVISOR 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

Make a

& sell it in

Classifieds that work

Regional drivers needed in the Sidney, Ohio Terminal.

Drivers are paid weekly

Drivers earn .36cents per mile for empty and loaded miles on dry freight.

.38cents per mile for store runs, and .41cents per mile for reefer and curtainside freight.

No Hazmat.

Full Insurance package

Paid vacation.

401K savings plan.

95% no touch freight.

Compounding Safety Bonus Program.

Drivers are paid bump dock fees for customer live loads and live unloads. For additional info call


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

705 Plumbing




• Roofing • Windows • Kitchens • Sunrooms

• Spouting • Metal Roofing • Siding • Doors

• Baths • Awnings • Concrete • Additions



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


$10 OFF Service Call until January 31, 2012 with this coupon





Since 1977

Find your dream in

Call Walt for a FREE Estimate Today

OFFICE 937-773-3669 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 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

300 - Real Estate • •

680 Snow Removal

Flea Market

We will work with your insurance.


EXPERIENCES: Good working knowledge of tool shop equipment (i.e. Mills, lathes, grinders, drill press, TIG welding etc.).



Call for a free damage inspection.



670 Miscellaneous




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



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

Call Elizabeth Schindel


BBB Accredted


Pole BarnsErected Prices:

A service for your needs with a professional touch

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

630 Entertainment

Amish Crew

Residential • Commercial Construction • Seasonal • Monthly • Bi-Weekly • Weekly






To Place An Ad In The Service Directory Call:

in the Sidney Plaza next to Save-A-Lot


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.


1684 Michigan Ave.

660 Home Services

Decks, Drywall, Cement, Paint, Fences, Repairs, Cleanup, Hauling, Roofing, Siding, Etc. Insured/References

2464 Peters Road, Troy, Ohio 45373

(419) 203-9409

Free Estimates • Fully Insured • 17 Years of Home Excellence

(937) 339-7222


Center hours 6am 11:55pm Center hoursnow 6 a.m. to 6top.m.

or (937) 238-HOME

Complete Projects or Helper


Mobile Veterinary Service Treating Dogs, Cats & Exotics

(937) 339-1902

Handyman Services


CALL TODAY!335-5452 CALL 335-5452

Small #Basements #Siding #Doors #Barns

Tammy Welty (937)857-4222

Ask about our Friends & Neighbors discounts 2252132


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

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




422 Buckeye Ave., Sidney

625 Construction

Roofing, Windows, Siding, Fire & Water Restoration

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

that work .com

for appointment at

620 Childcare



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

645 Hauling

Call 937-498-5125

Residential Commercial New Construction Bonded & Insured

Emily Greer

Electronic Filing Quick Refund 2247317 44 Years Experience

675 Pet Care

Cleaning Service


SchulzeTax & Accounting Service

660 Home Services

Sparkle Clean

Bankruptcy Attorney


615 Business Services

655 Home Repair & Remodel


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

655 Home Repair & Remodel


640 Financial 2235729

625 Construction


600 - Services


that work .com

305 Apartment

305 Apartment

320 Houses for Rent

320 Houses for Rent

2 BEDROOM in Troy, Stove, refrigerator, W/D, A/C, very clean, cats ok. $525. (937)573-7908

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

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

METRO APPROVED, pet friendly, yard, garage, reference needed. 2 bedroom, 1 bath, $465. (954)270-0271.

2 BEDROOM TOWNHOMES, Piqua, all appliances including washer/ dryer, 1.5 bath (937)335-7176 3 BEDROOM, Piqua. $450 Month, washer/ dryer hook-up. (937)902-0572 COVINGTON 2 bedroom townhouse, $495. Up to 2 months FREE utilities! No Pets. (937)698-4599, (937)572-9297.

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

that work .com

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 PIQUA, 1825 Wilshire, 3 bedroom ranch, 2.5 car garage, $800 plus deposit. No pets. (937)773-4493

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

For Rent

Find it

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 West Milton 2 bedroom, 1.5 baths, garage, $535 (937)216-5806 2 BEDROOM, appliances, garage, lawn care, new carpet and new paint. $565 plus deposit. (937)492-5271

TROY, 1 & 2 Bedrooms, appliances, CA, water, trash paid, $425 & $525 month. $200 Deposit Special! (937)673-1821 TROY, 2 bedrooms, 1 bath, AC, 1 car garage, appliances, W/D hookup, $630/mo. (937)433-3428 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.

in the

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,

Monday, January 30, 2012


320 Houses for Rent

545 Firewood/Fuel

TROY WESTBROOK, 2 bedroom, detached garage. Non-smoker, no pets. Recently renovated $650 a month. (937)473-5248

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

560 Home Furnishings 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

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 ROLL TOP DESK, Wilshire Furniture 'Winners Only' solid oak, drop front keyboard drawer, 4 accessory drawers, 2 file drawers, 2 pullouts, includes oak upholstered desk chair, good condition, $320. Oak printer stand with drawers also available. Call (937)498-9271 after 5pm.

577 Miscellaneous

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

CRIB COMPLETE, cradle, Pack-N-Play, basinet, Porta-Crib, saucer, walker, car seat, high chair, blankets, clothes, gate, potty, tub good condition (937)339-4233 KITCHEN CABINETS and vanities, new, oak and maple finish. All sizes, below retail value. (330)524-3984

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.

e, m i t y n A Day or .. Night.

Place your classified ad online at

It’s Fast!

It’s Easy!

It’s Convenient! Just... • Choose a classification • Write your ad text • Select your markets and upgrades • Have your credit card ready • Place your ad It’s that easy!

What are you waiting for? Place your ad online today!

Picture it Sold To advertise in the Classifieds That Work Picture it Sold please call: 877-844-8385

Upper Valley School District Upper Valley Career Center Piqua, OH Miami County in accordance with the Drawings and Specifications prepared by: Levin Porter Associates, Inc. 24 North Jefferson Street Dayton, OH 45402-2008 937 224-1931 937 224-3091 FAX

Gilbane Building Company 440 Polaris Parkway Westerville, OH 43082 614 948-4000 614 948-4030 FAX

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

583 Pets and Supplies

592 Wanted to Buy

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

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

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

800 - Transportation

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

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

592 Wanted to Buy

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

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

CLASS RING, Girls SHS 1954, call (937)492-5243 leave message

105 Announcements

105 Announcements

Sealed bids will be received for: Bid Package 401 Classroom Bid Package...............................................$454,000 Bid Package 402 Administrative Bid Package .........................................$100,000 Bid Package 403 Industrial Bid Package .................................................$ 45,000 Total Estimate ..........................................................................................$599,000 until Thursday, February 16, 2012, at 2:00 PM, when they will be opened and read. A Prebid Meeting will be conducted on Thursday, February 2, 2012, at 3:00 PM at the Upper Valley Career Center (8811 Career Drive, Piqua, Ohio). The Prebid Meeting is not mandatory.

805 Auto

580 Musical Instruments

583 Pets and Supplies

Bids will be received by the Upper Valley School District (“the School District Board”), at the Upper Valley Joint Vocational Schools, to the attention of the Treasurer’s Office, 8811 Career Drive, Piqua, Ohio 45356, for the following Project:

The Construction Manager for the Project is:

POMERANIAN, 3 white, 1 red, 9 weeks old, $75 each, 2 adult white males, neutered free to good homes, (937)473-5367

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



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

525 Computer/Electric/Office DESKTOP COMPUTER, 2000 with printer. Word and Excel installed. $40. (937)492-9863.

State of Ohio Ohio School Facilities Commission

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

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

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

105 Announcements

Bidders may submit requests for consideration of a proposed Substitution for a specified product, equipment, or service to the Architect no later than ten (10) days prior to the bid opening. Additional products, equipment, and services may be accepted as approved Substitutions only by written Addendum. Samples of proposed substitutions must be provided at the project site between 8:00 and 9:00 AM on Tuesday, February 7, 2012, for review. Samples are to be removed from the site at 5:00 PM that day. Equal Employment Opportunity requirements are applicable to this Project. This Project is subject to Ohio’s Encouraging Diversity, Growth, and Equity Business Development Program (“EDGE”). A Bidder is required to submit with its Bid, certain information about the certified EDGE Business Enterprise(s) participating on the Project with the Bidder. Refer to subparagraph 7.3.9 of the Instructions to Bidders. The EDGE Participation Goal for the Project is [5.0] percent. The percentage is determined by the contracted value of goods, services, materials, and labor that are provided by EDGE-certified business(es). The participation is calculated on the total amount of each awarded contract. For more information on EDGE, contact the State of Ohio EDGE Certification Office at, or at its physical location: 30 E. Broad St., 18th Floor, Columbus, Ohio 43215-3414; or by telephone at (614) 466-8380. DOMESTIC STEEL USE REQUIREMENTS AS SPECIFIED IN OHIO REVISED CODE SECTION 153.011 APPLIES TO THIS PROJECT. COPIES OF OHIO REVISED CODE SECTION 153.011 CAN BE OBTAINED FROM ANY OF THE OFFICES OF THE DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES. Bid documents will be printed by Key Blueprint, 411 Elliott Avenue, Cincinnati, Ohio, 45215; Phone (513) 821-0123; Bidders may obtain copies of the documents by notifying Gilbane of intent to submit a bonafide bid at (937) 778-0037 or or Gilbane will authorize issue of up to three sets of documents at no cost to each prime bidder. Bidders must then contact Key Blueprint to request the documents. Unsuccessful bidders are to return their bid documents to the printer in good condition within ten (10) days after bid closing date. No more than three (3) sets of documents will be provided to a prime Bidder. Bidders may request additional, complete sets of documents beyond the initial three (3) sets at cost. 1/30/2012


Show off your own Funny Little Valentine with a Valentine Greeting in the Sidney Daily News, Troy Daily News & Piqua Daily Call


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



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

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

Valentine Ads will appear on Monday, February 13. Deadline: Wednesday, February 1 at 5pm

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


Happy Valentines Day To My Beautiful Daughter!

One child per photo only


Love, Mom


One Line Greeting (10 words only): _______________________________ ________________________________________________________________ Closing: (for Example: Love, Mom) ________________________________

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

________________________________________________________________ Submitted By: ___________________________________________________


Address: _________________________________________________________

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

State, City, Zip: __________________________________________________ Phone: __________________________________________________________ J Check Enclosed J Visa J Mastercard J Discover J Am Express

Name Address: City: Your Sweet Talkin’ Message: (25 words or less)

Credit Card #: ___________________________________________________ Exp. Date: _______________________________________________________ Signature: _______________________________________________________

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


Only 5 or 2/ 7

Child’s Name: ___________________________________________________



Phone: State:


Cash/Check/Visa/Mastercard/Discover/American Express______________________Exp_______ Deadline for publication is 5 p.m. on Wednesday, February 1. All ads must be prepaid.

INFORMATION Call ROB KISER, sports editor, at 773-2721, ext. 209, from 8 p.m. to midnight weekdays.


Piqua Daily Call •

IN BRIEF ■ Wrestling

D-I Sectional SuperDraw held CENTERVILLE — The Piqua wrestling team received the 14th seed in the Centerville Division I sectional wrestling SuperDraw. Piqua will compete in sectional one with Belmont (2), Centerville (4), Edgewood (5), Fairmont (7), Lakota East (8), Little Miami (10), Miamisburg (11), Northmont (13), Talawanda (19), Troy (21) and West Carrollton (23). Competing in sectional two will be Beavercreek (1), Vandalia-Butler (3), Fairborn (6), Lakota West (9), Middletown (12), Sidney (15), Springboro (16), Springfield (17), Stebbins (18), Tecumseh (20), Wayne (22) and Xenia (24).

INSIDE ■ East, Covington wrestle at LCC, page 14. ■ OSU gets big win over Michigan, page 15.



Kiefer wins twice Takes backstroke, butterfly titles

TROTWOOD — Junior Emma Kiefer led the Piqua swimmers at t h e GWOC m e e t over the weekend. Kiefer won the KIEFER GWOC North 100 backstroke (1:01.29) and 100 butterfly (1:05.37) to advance to the final in both events. In the GWOC finals, Kiefer was second in the ■ Basketball 100 backstroke, 1:00.60; and eighth in the 100 butterfly, 1:06.83. Also advancing were the girls 200 freestyle relay (Ellie Ryan, Hannah The Covington junior Ryan, Cecily Stewart, girls basketball teams Brandi Baker), the 400 closed the regular season freestyle relay (Katie with wins over Bradford. Stewart, Ellie Ryan, The seventh grade, 8-8, Courtney Bensman, won 26-18.Lexi Long Kiefer) and the 200 medscored 17 points. ley relay (Carmell Rigola, The eighth grade, 14-2, Katie Stewart, Kiefer, won 46-13. Bensman). Jessice Crowell scored MIKE ULLERY/CALL PHOTOS The 400 freestyle relay 19 points and Arianna finished eighth, 4:29.78; Vandalia’s Julie Duren (24) and Piqua’s Macy Yount (15) battle for the ball as Autumn Ratliff trails the play. Richards added 10. the 200 medley relay finCOVINGTON SCORING Seventh Grade 13th, 2:14.19; and ished Long 17, Cecil 4, Warner 3, Metz 2. the 200 freestyle relay finEighth Grade Crowell 19, Richards 10, Gostomsky 7, ished 15th, 2:13.22. Olson 3, Shell 3, Swartz 2, Yingst 2. For the boys advancing to the finals were the 200 freestyle relay (Michael Compton, Robert BimMerle, Logan Walters, Zach Zimpher), the 400 The SCL junior high freestyle relay (Compton, girls basketball tournaJaron Cantrell, Bimment is underway. Merle, Walters) and the In the seventh grade 200 medley relay (Zimtournament at Houston, BY ROB KISER pher, Grady Stewart, GrifFairlwn beat Houston 26fen Jennings, Compton). Sports Editor 13. The 400 freestyle relay Seirra Hecht had five (4:38.71) and 200 medley The Piqua girls basketball team points for Houston, while relay (2:14.86) both finwas determined to show a 59-27 Emma Mertz and Jenna ished 14th, while the 200 loss to Vandalia-Butler was not Jarrett both scored four. freestyle relay (1:56.41) indicative of the difference beRussia upset Fort Lofinished 16th. tween the two teams. ramie 42-33. On Thursday, Zach ZimAnd the Lady Indians did exKatie Swartz and Madpher (197.40) and Katie actly that for the two quarters, bedie Borchers scored 13, Stewart (158.15) won the fore losing 47-28 Saturday in while Christian Gaerke GWOC North diving tiGWOC North action at Garbry added 11. tles, with Zimpher finishGymnasium. In eighth grade action at ing fourth overall and After a strong defensive openRussia, Houston beat Stewart finishing 10th ing half where Piqua stayed right Botkins 33-26, while Rusoverall. with Butler, the Lady Indians sia lost to Anna 43-13. GWOC NORTH SWIMMING & DIVING BOYS trailed just 21-16. Team scores: Vandalia-Butler 627, Troy Maddie Hilleary had a later 445, Sidney 286, Greenville 244, Piqua 158, Trotwood-Madison 45. STUMPER field goal in the first quarter to Piqua Results 50 Freestyle: 16.Zach Zimpher, 28.06; get Piqua within 12-9 and hit two 17.Michael Compton, 28.28; 18.Robert free throws just before half to get Bim-Merle, 29.28. 100 Freestyle: 14.Michael Compton, the Lady Indians back within five. 1:06.43; 17.Logan Walters, 1:08.49; “I thought we played much betStewart, 1:09.48. 18.Grady Who scored 200 Freestyle: 16.Logan Walters, ter against them than the first 184 points in 2:40.66; 17.Jaron Cantrell, 2:45.21. time,” Piqua coach Rory Hoke 100 Backstroke: 14.Robert Bim-Merle, the 1989 1:30.06. said. “We were down five at halfNCAA men’s 100 Breaststroke: 13.Grady Stewart, basketball 1:21.91; 15.Jaron Cantrell, 1:24.76. time and we had a plan for what 200 Freestyle Relay: 5.Piqua (Michael tournament? we wanted to do in the second Compton, Robert Bim-Merle, Logan Walters, Zach Zimpher), 1:36.13. half. We knew Vandalia was going

Lady Buccs get two victories

Halfway there

SCL JH girls tourney starts

Piqua stays close for two quarters


400 Freestyle Relay: 5.Piqua (Michael

See GWOC/Page 14 Maddie Hilleary drives against Alyssa Ryerse Saturday.


Glen Rice

QUOTED "That's ‘Big Game L' for you." —Jared Sullinger on Lorenzo Smith’s big game against Michigan

See PIQUA/Page 16

Edison teams drop road games to Cougars Brunswick nets 20 for Lady Chargers COLUMBUS — The Edison Community College basketball teams dropped a pair of games with Columbus State Saturday in Ohio Community College Athletic Conference action.

In the men’s game, Columbus State won a shootout 117-70. Lamont Cole led Edison with 13 points. Nick Tingle added 12 points and nine rebounds, while Josh Jones scored 10 points. ■ The Lady Chargers stayed lose throughout the

VALENTINE’S DAY SPECIAL February 13, 14 & 15 Your choice of 2 pasta entrees, salad, bread & 1 dessert to share $30.00

game, before losing 82-74. “It was just a real physical game,” Edison coach Kim Rank said. “I am not sure how many free throws they (Columbus State) shot, but it was physical. “They were able to open up a 10-point lead and we just couldn’t quite catch

up. It was just one of those games.” Kendra Brunswick hit four 3-point field goals and led Edison with 20 points, while Cori Blackburn hit two threes and scored 16 points. Martina Brady added 11 points to a balanced Edison attack, while


Call for limited reservations 937.615.1100 or ask your server to reserve a table for you.

Zach won the GWOC North diving title for the third straight year and finished 414 W. Water St., Piqua, Ohio 45356 fourth overall. For Pickup, Delivery or Reservations 937.615.1100

For Home Delivery, Call: 773-2725

Mackenzie May and Jo Steva each scored 10 points. Edison will play at Owens Wednesday in another OCCAC matchup. EDISON SCORING Kristen Winemiller 0-0-0, Cori Blackburn 4-6-16, Kendra Brunswick 5-6-20, Mackenzie May 4-0-10, Martina Brady 5-0-11, Brooke Gariety 1-1-3, Lottie Hageman 2-04, Jo Steva 2-6-10. Totals: 23-19-74. 3-point field goals — Blackburn (2), Brunswick (4), May (2), Brady.

Check out all the sports at 2252534


Monday, January 30, 2012




Winner scores 34 for Tigers Versailles holds off Russia RUSSIA — Chad Winner scored 34 points as the Versailles boys basketball team held off rival Russia 77-74 Saturday night. Mitchell Campbell added 20 points for the Tigers. Bryce Rittenhouse led a balanced Russia attack with 20 points. Treg Francis netted 16,


Brandon Wilson scored 13 and Trevor Sherman added 12.

Falcon boys win WILMINGTON — The Graham boys basketball team made a road trip payoff Saturday with a 4741 win over Wilmington. Austin Morgan scored 15 points and Alex Mosbarger added 10.

Lady Cavaliers hold off Buccs

Allen Seagraves has Christian Clary upside down in the finals of the Lima Catholic Central Invitational.

Houston drops heartbreaker

Seagraves second at LCC

COVINGTON — The Lehman girls basketball team led most of the game and held on for a 40-38 win over Covington Saturday. Lindsey Spearman led the Cavaliers with 15 points and Kandis Sargeant added nine. Julianna Simon had a game-high 19 points for Covington. Covington will play at Russia tonight in non-conference action, while Lehman will host Troy Christian Thursday in a varsity only game.

Deeter, Olson take third for Covington LIMA — Miami East’s Allen Seagraves was the top local wrestler at the the Lima Central Catholic Invitational Saturday, finishing second. Seagraves lost the 113pound title match to Christian Clary of Dayton Christian 4-2 in overtime. Clary finished fourth in the state tournament last year. “It was a real tough match and we are looking forward to seeing him again at districts,” Miami East coach Jason Sroufe said. “Allen (Seagraves) wrestled well all weekend. He is really starting to turn it on here of late.” Austin Rush (126) added a sixth-place finish for the Vikings. ■Covington finished 16th out of 37 teams with three individual placewinners. Kyler Deeter (138) and Brian Olson (182) led the way for the Buccs with third- place finishes, while Jake Sowers (145) finished sixth. Deeter started Saturday with a pin over Edgerton's Sammy Santa-Rita, but dropped his semifinal bout, 12-11, to fellow state-placer Colt Lovejoy of Allen East. He then defeated Northridge's Josh Lyttle, 16-6, and won by injury default over Evan Hansel of Newark Catholic in his final match. Olson won his quarterfinal bout, 5-3, over Allen East's Grant Criblez, but dropped a last-minute 8-4 decision to the top seed David Gremling of Lima Central Catholic in the semifinals. He then rebounded with consecutive pins over Brett Schwinnen of Delphos St. John's and Tyler Shumate of Spencerville. Sowers opened the day with a tight 5-4 quarterfinal loss to Jake Thiel of Hicksville, but rebounded in the consolations with a

Lady Cats lose FORT LORAMIE — The Houston girls basketball team dropped a close game with Fort Loramie 34-33 Saturday in SCL action. Bethany Reister led the Lady Wildcats with 15 points. Houston girls will host

Fairlawn on Saturday in SCL action.

Lady Falcosn win ST. PARIS — The Graham girls basketball team posted a 52-50 win over Indian Lake Saturday. Lindsay Black and Taylor Dyke both scored 15 points, whil Alex Jones added 13. Graham will play at Triad tonight in non-conference action.

Lady Tigers win VERSAILLES — The Versailles girls basketball team got a big Midwestern Athletic Conference win Saturday, defeating Delphos St. John’s 49-38. Katie Heckman poured in 17 points for the Lady Tigers and Kayla McEldowney added 11. Versailles will be back in action Thursday, traveling to Minster for another MAC game.

Piqua bowlers drop matches Indians lose to Sidney SIDNEY — The Piqua boys and girls bowling teams lost matches at Sidney Friday. The boys lost 2,1671,993. Jon Wirt led the boys with 407 (244-163), while Brandon Devaudriul had a 389 (179-210). The girls lost 2,1301871. Hayley Ryan led the

girls with a 354 (189-165). Natalie Thobe had a 172, Emily Wenrick had a 168, and Kaili Ingle had a 162. “The girls struggled with the lane conditions and spare shooting tonight,” Piqua girls coach Craig Miller said about the match. During the Baker games the girls had a 150 and 147.

and came away with two placers. Jordan Wolfe (285) finished second overall with a 3-1 record and Continued from page 13 Daniel Jennings (145) finCompton, Jaron Cantrell, Robert Bimished in third place with a Merle, Logan Walters), 4:50.51. 200 Medley Relay: 5.Piqua (Zach Zim4-1 record. pher, Grady Stewart, Griffen Jennings, Also competing for the Michael Compton), 2:12.38. Diving: 1.Zach Zimpher, 197.40; Buccs were Dustin Free- 2.Corbin Meckstroth, 162.80, 7.Mac Mohr, man (132), Alex Fries 114.65. 8.Andrew Cole, 100.60. GIRLS (160) and Gage Looker Team scores: Vandalia-Butler 598, Troy 433, Greenville 295, Sidney 220, Piqua (170). 193, Trotwood-Madison 27. Covington’s high school Piqua Results and junior high teams will 50 Freestyle: 14.Courtney Bensman, 30.06, 18.Ellie Ryan, 32.76, 19.Brandi both wrestle Versailles Baker, 33.18, 23.Sarah Palmer, 38.13. 100 Freestyle: 12.Courtney Bensman, Thursday in a non-confer- 1:07.64; 16.Ellie Ryan, 1:13.62; 17. Cecily ence dual match. Stewart, 1:14.47; 20.Hannah Ryan,

1:21.06. 100 Backstroke: 1.Emma Kiefer, 1:01.29, 12.Brandi Baker, 1:22.90. 100 Breaststroke: 10.Katie Stewart, 1:25.53; 11.Cecily Stewart, 1:29.32; 17.Hannah Ryan, 1:39.96; 19.Sarah Palmer, 1:50.63. 100 Butterfly: 1.Emma Kiefer, 1:05.37. 200 IM: 5.Carmell Rigola, 2:48.47. 200 Freestyle Relay: 5.Piqua (Ellie Ryan, Hannah Ryan, Cecily Stewart, Brandi Baker), 2:14.05. 400 Freestyle Relay: 3.Piqua (Katie Stewart, Ellie Ryan, Courtney Bensman, Emily Kiefer), 4:31.62. 200 Medley Relay: 3.Piqua (Carmell Rigola, Katie Stewart, Emily Kiefer, Courtney Bensman), 2:08.09. Diving: 1.Katie Stewart, 158.15.

Kyler Deeter (right) locks up with Evan Hansel of Newark Catholic Saturday. 6-4 victory over Jordan Jaso of Lakota. He then won a comefrom-behind 7-6 victory over Calvin Palmer of Patrick Henry before dropping his final two bouts — his last a 5-3 loss to Graham Couglan of Chanel. Both Cole Smith (152) and Ben Miller (160) won their opening bouts on Saturday. Smith picked up a pin over Josh Bracy of Bluffton, while Miller bat-

tled to a 7-5 overtime decision over Preston Knecht of Edgerton. Each wrestler then dropped a decision in the fourth consolation round. Brock Smith (132) lost his quarterfinal bout 11-1 to top seed Jared VanVleet then dropped his fourth consolation round bout to Alex Heldenbrand of Hillsdale. ■ The Covington reserve team competed at the Vandalia-Butler JV tournament on Saturday


Stanley blows big lead at Farmer’s Insurance ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Tiger Woods talked all week about his improved ball control — then it let him down in the final round of the Abu Dhabi Championship. Woods resembled the Tiger of old the first three rounds before shooting an even-par 72 on Sunday to tie for third behind winner Robert Rock and U.S. Open champion Rory McIlroy.

Rock shot a 70 to finish at 13-under 275 and beat McIlroy (69) by a shot. Woods was another stroke back along with Thomas Bjorn (68) and Graeme McDowell (68). "Today I just didn't give myself enough looks at it," Woods said. "Most of my putts were lag putts. I didn't drive the ball in as many fairways as I should have. “It was a day I was just a touch off."

■ In San Diego, Brandt Snedeker won the Farmers Insurance Open in a playoff no one imagined possible until Kyle Stanley hit a wedge into the water and made triple bogey on the last hole. Snedeker had a tap-in birdie on the 18th and was so certain he would be the runner-up that he drove up to the media center for an interview, just in time to see Stanley run into trouble.


Woods two shots back at Abu Dhabi




Monday, January 30, 2012

Another Sunday special Smith Jr. big for OSU in win over Michigan COLUMBUS (AP) — Call him a Lenzelle-of-alltrades. Lenzelle Smith Jr. scored 17 points and had a career-high 12 rebounds as No. 4 Ohio State flexed its muscles inside to beat No. 20 Michigan 64-49 on Sunday, keeping the Buckeyes in a first-place tie in the Big Ten. "Quite honestly, with this team we sort of need a jack-of-all-trades," Buckeyes coach Thad Matta said. "There's so many times where a team is going to choose to guard us a certain way or scheme a certain defense. He is really understanding his role. The energytype plays that he made today was definitely something that gave us a spurt and a boost of energy." On a day when Ohio State big man Jared Sullinger was limited by foul trouble and his team-

mates didn't hit a whole lot of shots, Smith's hard work on the boards and on defense meant the world to the Buckeyes (19-3, 72). How good was Smith? His eight offensive rebounds were just two less than all the Wolverines (16-6, 6-3). They resulted in 13 points and five free throws — enough to tilt the game in the favor of the two-time defending Big Ten champions. "That's big-game 'L' for you," Sullinger said of Smith's huge games against Indiana (28 points) and now Michigan. "When Lenzelle's rebounding the ball and he's in tune with the defense, he's pretty darned good." Sullinger had 13 points and William Buford and Deshaun Thomas both had 12 for Ohio State, which ran its winning streak over its archrival to

six straight. By the end of the game, a capacity crowd of 18,809 was singing, "We Don't Give A Damn For the Whole State of Michigan." Wolverines coach John Beilein, whose team hosts the Buckeyes on Feb. 18, said his team will relish the rematch. "It goes both ways, but we'll be looking forward to that," he said. "We circle every game on the calendar." Tim Hardaway Jr. had 15 points for the Wolverines. Trey Burke, the conference's top freshman point guard, returned to his hometown to play for the first time against Sullinger, his former high school teammate, and finished with 13 points. "Trey's a great player," said Ohio State counterpart Aaron Craft, who had seven points, four assists and three steals. "He's one

of those guys you want to have on your team. You know he's going to be in attack mode all the whole game. It was definitely a great team effort on him." Leading by three points at halftime, the Buckeyes pulled away with a 14-2 run midway through the second half. Bookended by 3-pointers by Burke, most of the points came as a result of backdoor cuts or drives. It didn't include a 3. Buford, who was quiet throughout the first half, got it started with a driving layup. Later in the spurt he stepped in front of Burke's crosscourt pass and streaked the length of the court for a dunk that got a rise out of the crowd. Smith scored twice in the run — a layup on an assist from Buford and a short baseline jumper. See OSU/Page 16


Jared Sullinger passes around Jordan Morgan.

Record Book Football

NFL Playoffs NFL Playoff Glance All Times EST Wild-card Playoffs Saturday, Jan. 7 Houston 31, Cincinnati 10 New Orleans 45, Detroit 28 Sunday, Jan. 8 New York Giants 24, Atlanta 2 Denver 29, Pittsburgh 23, OT Divisional Playoffs Saturday, Jan. 14 San Francisco 36, New Orleans 32 New England 45, Denver 10 Sunday, Jan. 15 Baltimore 20, Houston 13 N.Y. Giants 37, Green Bay 20 Conference Championships Sunday, Jan. 22 New England 23, Baltimore 20 N.Y. Giants 20, San Francisco 17, OT Pro Bowl Sunday, Jan. 29 At Honolulu NFC vs. AFC,. Super Bowl Sunday, Feb. 5 At Indianapolis New England vs. N.Y. Giants, 6:20 p.m.


Major Scores Saturday's College Basketball Major Scores EAST Albany (NY) 72, Hartford 60 American U. 69, Lafayette 61 Bucknell 66, Navy 51 CCSU 69, Fairleigh Dickinson 62 Cornell 65, Columbia 60 Drexel 71, Delaware 55 Fordham 63, George Washington 58 Harvard 68, Brown 59 Holy Cross 76, Colgate 60 LIU 97, St. Francis (Pa.) 76 La Salle 71, Duquesne 68 Louisville 60, Seton Hall 51 Maine 67, Binghamton 59 Marquette 82, Villanova 78 Monmouth (NJ) 78, Bryant 68 Mount St. Mary's 81, Sacred Heart 80, 2OT Northeastern 58, Hofstra 51 Pittsburgh 72, Georgetown 60 Rutgers 61, Cincinnati 54 St. Bonaventure 62, Richmond 47 St. Francis (NY) 81, Robert Morris 68 Syracuse 63, West Virginia 61 Temple 78, Saint Joseph's 60 Towson 66, UNC Wilmington 61 UMass 72, Saint Louis 59 Wagner 51, Quinnipiac 50 Yale 62, Dartmouth 52 SOUTH Alabama 72, Arkansas 66 Appalachian St. 81, Elon 66 Austin Peay 92, UT-Martin 73 Belmont 85, Jacksonville 71 Charleston Southern 75, Presbyterian 64 Clemson 71, Wake Forest 60 Coastal Carolina 70, Gardner-Webb 56 Coppin St. 73, Hampton 70 Delaware St. 76, NC Central 70 Duke 83, St. John's 76 East Carolina 73, UAB 66 Florida 69, Mississippi St. 57 Florida A&M 68, Bethune-Cookman 62 Florida Gulf Coast 92, Kennesaw St. 74 Furman 67, The Citadel 58 George Mason 89, James Madison 79 Georgia Southern 75, Chattanooga 72 High Point 52, Winthrop 47 Jacksonville St. 76, SIU-Edwardsville 65 Kentucky 74, LSU 50 Liberty 67, Radford 65 Louisiana-Lafayette 67, Louisiana-Monroe 60 MVSU 60, Jackson St. 54 Maryland 73, Virginia Tech 69 Memphis 83, Marshall 76 Mercer 75, Stetson 64 Mississippi 66, South Carolina 62 Morehead St. 56, Tennessee Tech 50 Murray St. 73, E. Illinois 58 NC A&T 91, Md.-Eastern Shore 66 Nevada 65, Louisiana Tech 63 Norfolk St. 76, Morgan St. 59

North Florida 71, Lipscomb 59 Northwestern St. 55, SE Louisiana 38 Old Dominion 68, William & Mary 44 Prairie View 64, Alabama St. 57 Samford 77, Davidson 74 Savannah St. 71, Howard 50 Southern Miss. 78, UCF 65 Southern U. 65, Alcorn St. 54 Tennessee 64, Auburn 49 Tennessee St. 91, E. Kentucky 85, 2OT Texas Southern 73, Alabama A&M 61 UNC Asheville 95, Campbell 84 UNC Greensboro 89, W. Carolina 86, OT VCU 59, Georgia St. 58 Vanderbilt 84, Middle Tennessee 77 Virginia 61, NC State 60 W. Kentucky 61, FIU 51 Wofford 68, Coll. of Charleston 59 Xavier 74, Charlotte 70 MIDWEST Akron 74, Cent. Michigan 64 Buffalo 74, N. Illinois 59 Cleveland St. 67, Youngstown St. 47 Creighton 73, Bradley 59 Drake 93, Wichita St. 86, 3OT E. Michigan 55, Bowling Green 50 Green Bay 80, Butler 68 Illinois St. 60, S. Illinois 40 Iowa St. 72, Kansas 64 Kent St. 77, Toledo 61 Minnesota 77, Illinois 72, OT Missouri 63, Texas Tech 50 Missouri St. 63, N. Iowa 51 N. Dakota St. 78, Oakland 75 North Dakota 71, Chicago St. 61 Ohio 59, Ball St. 55 Oklahoma 63, Kansas St. 60 Purdue 58, Northwestern 56 Rhode Island 86, Dayton 81 S. Dakota St. 74, IPFW 43 Valparaiso 55, Milwaukee 52 W. Illinois 57, IUPUI 55 W. Michigan 73, Miami (Ohio) 64 SOUTHWEST Baylor 76, Texas 71 Grambling St. 60, Ark.-Pine Bluff 55 Houston 81, UTEP 76, OT Lamar 80, Nicholls St. 56 North Texas 76, Arkansas St. 64 Oral Roberts 77, UMKC 67 Rice 88, Tulane 74 Stephen F. Austin 64, Texas A&M-CC 49 Texas A&M 76, Oklahoma St. 61 Texas-Arlington 82, Texas St. 79 Texas-Pan American 81, Houston Baptist 71 Tulsa 66, SMU 60 UALR 64, Denver 57 UTSA 78, Sam Houston St. 66 FAR WEST Arizona St. 71, Washington St. 67 CS Northridge 76, CS Bakersfield 68 Cal Poly 67, UC Davis 65 Colorado St. 77, San Diego St. 60 E. Washington 69, Montana St. 52 Hawaii 76, Idaho 70 Idaho St. 64, Weber St. 62 Long Beach St. 75, Cal St.-Fullerton 61 Loyola Marymount 62, Portland 59 New Mexico 71, TCU 54 New Mexico St. 60, Fresno St. 56 Pepperdine 74, Santa Clara 62 S. Utah 62, South Dakota 60 Sacramento St. 77, N. Arizona 43 Saint Mary's (Cal) 80, BYU 66 San Francisco 84, San Diego 70 Southern Cal 62, Utah 45 UC Irvine 65, UC Riverside 57 UC Santa Barbara 56, Pacific 53 UCLA 77, Colorado 60 UNLV 65, Air Force 63, OT Utah St. 82, San Jose St. 65 Utah Valley 81, NJIT 58 Washington 69, Arizona 67 Wyoming 75, Boise St. 64 WOMEN EAST American U. 80, Lafayette 54 Bryant 55, Monmouth (NJ) 49 CCSU 51, Fairleigh Dickinson 49 Cincinnati 55, Syracuse 54 Colgate 74, Holy Cross 69 Dayton 74, George Washington 56 DePaul 71, Seton Hall 59 Fordham 56, UMass 54 Hartford 65, Albany (NY) 57 Maine 48, Binghamton 47 Navy 50, Bucknell 49 New Hampshire 75, UMBC 68 Notre Dame 71, St. John's 56 Providence 66, Pittsburgh 50 Quinnipiac 77, Wagner 60 Sacred Heart 72, Mount St. Mary's 54 Saint Joseph's 72, Duquesne 51

Welcome to the neighborhood

St. Bonaventure 75, La Salle 57 St. Francis (NY) 70, Robert Morris 62 St. Francis (Pa.) 67, LIU 59 Toledo 77, Buffalo 75 UConn 77, South Florida 62 Utah Valley 61, NJIT 54 Vermont 63, Stony Brook 36 West Virginia 53, Marquette 32 Xavier 67, Rhode Island 57 SOUTH Alabama A&M 56, Texas Southern 53 Alabama St. 67, Prairie View 53 Appalachian St. 78, Furman 63 Belmont 68, Jacksonville 62 Campbell 53, Presbyterian 44 Charleston Southern 69, Coastal Carolina 66 Chattanooga 63, UNC-Greensboro 44 Coll. of Charleston 47, Georgia Southern 44 Coppin St. 69, Hampton 66, OT Delaware St. 66, NC Central 55 E. Illinois 71, Jacksonville St. 55 FIU 60, W. Kentucky 56 Florida A&M 65, Bethune-Cookman 51 Florida Gulf Coast 58, Kennesaw St. 51 High Point 58, Winthrop 53 Howard 64, Savannah St. 51 Liberty 78, UNC Asheville 56 Lipscomb 73, North Florida 64 Louisiana-Monroe 66, Louisiana-Lafayette 35 Louisville 62, Villanova 58 MVSU 66, Jackson St. 56 Morgan St. 75, Norfolk St. 68 NC A&T 53, Md.-Eastern Shore 50 Nicholls St. 70, Lamar 64 Radford 63, Gardner-Webb 50 SC-Upstate 74, ETSU 68 SE Louisiana 73, Northwestern St. 66 Samford 67, Elon 53 Southern U. 67, Alcorn St. 62 Stetson 68, Mercer 46 Tennessee St. 82, Austin Peay 77 Tennessee Tech 82, E. Kentucky 67 UT-Martin 88, SE Missouri 47 W. Carolina 69, Wofford 60 MIDWEST Bowling Green 77, Cent. Michigan 72, OT Butler 76, Milwaukee 63 Detroit 50, Cleveland St. 43 E. Michigan 91, Akron 46 Green Bay 65, Valparaiso 37 IUPUI 68, W. Illinois 64, OT Ill.-Chicago 57, Loyola of Chicago 56 Iowa 59, Purdue 42 Miami (Ohio) 72, Ball St. 61 N. Illinois 66, Kent St. 55 North Dakota 77, Chicago St. 68 Oakland 68, N. Dakota St. 52 Ohio 72, W. Michigan 59 Oklahoma 62, Missouri 59 Richmond 63, Saint Louis 45 S. Dakota St. 76, IPFW 66 Wright St. 71, Youngstown St. 66, OT SOUTHWEST Baylor 74, Kansas 46 Cent. Arkansas 71, McNeese St. 70, 2OT Denver 60, UALR 50 Grambling St. 69, Ark.-Pine Bluff 56 Kansas St. 67, Oklahoma St. 56 North Texas 68, Arkansas St. 54 Oral Roberts 83, UMKC 70 Rice 58, Houston 50 Sam Houston St. 67, UTSA 55 Stephen F. Austin 69, Texas A&M-CC 57 TCU 63, New Mexico 56 Texas St. 90, Texas-Arlington 73 Texas Tech 75, Texas 71 Texas-Pan American 55, Houston Baptist 41 FAR WEST Arizona St. 57, Washington 53 BYU 74, Santa Clara 64 CS Northridge 54, CS Bakersfield 52 Cal Poly 87, UC Davis 65 Cal St.-Fullerton 74, Long Beach St. 53 E. Washington 66, Montana St. 52 Fresno St. 83, Hawaii 48 Gonzaga 75, Saint Mary's (Cal) 70 Idaho St. 54, Weber St. 52 Louisiana Tech 69, New Mexico St. 42 Loyola Marymount 68, Portland 60 Montana 78, Portland St. 56 N. Arizona 94, Sacramento St. 56 Oregon St. 67, Oregon 60 Pacific 52, UC Santa Barbara 48 San Diego 70, Pepperdine 39 San Diego St. 66, Colorado St. 57 San Jose St. 86, Nevada 79 South Dakota 68, S. Utah 40 Stanford 74, California 71, OT UNLV 63, Air Force 47 Utah 63, Southern Cal 55 Utah St. 78, Idaho 70 Washington St. 78, Arizona 68 Wyoming 84, Boise St. 64

Prep Boys Scores Ohio High School Boys Basketball Saturday’s Scores Celina 54, Coldwater 45 Cin. Aiken 71, Cin. Indian Hill 52 Cin. La Salle 48, Clayton Northmont 34 Day. Dunbar 63, Detroit Consortium, Mich. 58 Day. Jefferson 73, Cin. Woodward 68 Defiance 60, Hamler Patrick Henry 50 Delphos St. John's 59, Spencerville 56 Eaton 60, Arcanum 54 Franklin 79, Trenton Edgewood 34 Ft. Recovery 50, Ft. Loramie 33 Lima Bath 62, Lima Cent. Cath. 51 Lima Perry 52, Lafayette Allen E. 47 Maria Stein Marion Local 47, Pitsburg FranklinMonroe 35 New Madison Tri-Village 54, New Lebanon Dixie 50 Spring. Greenon 70, Day. Ponitz Tech. 61 Spring. Shawnee 53, W. Liberty-Salem 52 St. Henry 75, Union City Mississinawa Valley 34 St. Paris Graham 47, Wilmington 41 Troy 52, Trotwood-Madison 51 Troy Christian 58, Lewisburg Tri-County N. 32 Urbana 59, Cin. N. College Hill 47 Van Wert Lincolnview 48, Rockford Parkway 43 Versailles 77, Russia 74 W. Alexandria Twin Valley S. 45, Brookville 41 Wapakoneta 45, Minster 39 Washington C.H. Miami Trace 69, Lees Creek E. Clinton 57 Waynesfield-Goshen 64, Dola Hardin Northern 46 Waynesville 62, Bellbrook 61

Prep Girls Scores Ohio High School Girls Basketball Saturday’s Scores Anna 71, Russia 49 Beavercreek 58, Huber Hts. Wayne 50 Bellbrook 54, Waynesville 25 Botkins 47, Jackson Center 43 Brookville 42, Lewisburg Tri-County N. 40 Carlisle 42, Cin. Christian 40 Centerville 61, Springfield 13 Cin. Anderson 50, Seton 48 Cin. Glen Este 50, Milford 46 Cin. Indian Hill 70, Cin. Mariemont 41 Cin. Madeira 49, Cin. Finneytown 40 Cin. Mt. Healthy 50, Cin. NW 21 Cin. Princeton 59, Cin. Colerain 46 Cin. Purcell Marian 79, St. Bernard Roger Bacon 27 Cin. Seven Hills 68, Lockland 59 Cin. Shroder 54, Cin. Clark Montessori 43 Cin. Sycamore 68, W. Chester Lakota W. 52 Cin. Turpin 51, Kings Mills Kings 40 Cin. Walnut Hills 50, Loveland 39 Cin. Winton Woods 47, Cin. Withrow 37 Cin. Wyoming 41, Reading 25 Clarksville Clinton-Massie 53, London 36 Day. Carroll 53, Kettering Alter 32 Day. Chaminade-Julienne 72, Middletown Fenwick 22 Day. Stivers 78, Day. Jefferson 24 Fairborn 59, Lebanon 42 Ft. Loramie 34, Houston 33 Ft. Recovery 88, Ansonia 13 Georgetown 39, Blanchester 29 Hamilton 53, Fairfield 46 Hamilton Badin 57, Cin. McNicholas 38 Kalida 57, Miller City 53 Kettering Fairmont 82, Clayton Northmont 34 Liberty Twp. Lakota E. 38, Cin. Oak Hills 17 Lima Shawnee 61, Coldwater 53 London Madison Plains 44, Hillsboro 38 Maria Stein Marion Local 66, Elida 27 Mason 77, Middletown 33 Mechanicsburg 73, Jamestown Greeneview 63 Mt. Notre Dame 49, Day. Oakwood 37 N. Bend Taylor 47, Cin. Deer Park 35 N. Lewisburg Triad 69, S. Charleston SE 35 New Carlisle Tecumseh 61, Bellefontaine 28 New Madison Tri-Village 65, St. Henry 53 Ottawa-Glandorf 44, Bryan 32 Ottoville 50, Delphos Jefferson 35 Oxford Talawanda 60, Trenton Edgewood 47 Sidney Lehman 40, Covington 38 Spring. Kenton Ridge 99, Riverside Stebbins 26 Spring. NE 52, Spring. Cath. Cent. 45 St. Paris Graham 52, Lewistown Indian Lake 50 Tipp City Bethel 31, DeGraff Riverside 30 Tipp City Tippecanoe 57, Spring. Shawnee 41 Troy 46, Trotwood-Madison 19 Versailles 49, Delphos St. John's 38 W. Carrollton 57, Xenia 45 W. Liberty-Salem 50, Cedarville 43 Wapakoneta 45, Minster 39

Washington C.H. 33, Greenfield McClain 29 Washington C.H. Miami Trace 36, Wheelersburg 32 Waynesfield-Goshen 53, Ada 51 Xenia Christian 30, Powell Village Academy 28 Yellow Springs 33, Troy Christian 29


Abu Dhabi Scores Abu Dhabi Golf Championship Scores Sunday At Abu Dhabi Golf Club (National Course) Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates Purse: $2.7 million Yardage: 7,510; Par: 72 Final 69-70-66-70—275 Robert Rock, England Rory McIlroy, N. Ireland 67-72-68-69—276 Gra. McDowell, N. Ireland 72-69-68-68—277 Thomas Bjorn, Denmark, 73-71-65-68—277 Tiger Woods, USA 70-69-66-72—277 Matteo Mannasero, Italy 73-65-71-69—278 George Coetzee, S. Africa 71-72-65-70—278 Keith Horne, South Africa 71-71-68-69—279 Thor. Olesen, Denmark 70-67-71-71—279 Francesco Molinari, Italy 74-67-66-72—279 Paul Lawrie, Scotland 70-69-68-72—279 Sergio Garcia, Spain 71-69-71-69—280 J. Baptiste Gonnet, France 68-71-69-72—280 Anders Hansen, Denmark 71-70-72-68—281 Romain Wattel, France 74-69-69-69—281 Gareth Maybin, N. Ireland 68-70-72-71—281 Char Schwartzel, S. Africa 70-70-72-70—282 Lee Westwood, England 72-72-68-70—282 72-72-68-70—282 Simon Dyson, England Mark Foster, England 75-67-69-71—282 David Lynn, England 74-70-67-71—282 G. Frnndz-Castano, Spain 72-74-65-71—282 James Kingston, S. Africa 69-72-67-74—282 Also Robert Karlsson, Sweden 67-72-72-72—283 Pad. Harrington, Ireland 71-69-72-73—285 Mi.l Angel Jimenez, Spain 72-69-70-75—286 Luke Donald, England 71-72-73-71—287 71-75-68-73—287 KJ Choi, South Korea Ben Curtis, United States 72-71-70-74—287 J. Maria Olazabal, Spain 72-74-78-71—295

Farmer’s Insurance Farmers Insurance Open Scores Sunday At San Diego s-Torrey Pines (South Course), par-72 n-Torrey Pines (North Course), par-72 Purse: $6 million Final Round (x-won on second playoff hole) x-B. Snedeker, $1,080,000 67s-64n-74-67—272 Kyle Stanley, $648,000 62n-68s-68-74—272 70s-65n-68-71—274 John Rollins, $408,000 Bill Haas, $264,000 63n-71s-70-72—276 Cam. Tringale, $264,000 67n-72s-66-71—276 Hunter Mahan, $208,500 69s-65n-74-69—277 John Huh, $208,500 64n-71s-68-74—277 Jimmy Walker, $162,000 73s-65n-70-70—278 Martin Flores, $162,000 65n-67s-75-71—278 Justin Leonard, $162,000 65n-70s-71-72—278 Rod Pampling, $162,000 64n-75s-68-71—278 70s-70n-67-71—278 D.A. Points, $162,000 Vijay Singh, $96,667 64n-75s-71-69—279 Bill Lunde, $96,667 74n-68s-68-69—279 68n-70s-71-70—279 Rickie Fowler, $96,667 Bryce Molder, $96,667 71s-70n-68-70—279 Stewart Cink, $96,667 69s-68n-72-70—279 69n-70s-73-67—279 Bud Cauley, $96,667 Bubba Watson, $96,667 69n-71s-68-71—279 Ryo Ishikawa, $96,667 69s-69n-69-72—279 70n-68s-68-73—279 Scott Piercy, $96,667 Keegan Bradley, $57,600 69n-68s-73-70—280


Brel-Aire Scores Club 523 Scores Only 200 games (Men) — T. Karns 226, D. Schutte 221, C. Helmer 213-224, D. Selsor 214-202, S. Zimpher 200, L. Hess 208, Dave Cantrell 224-206, D. Morris 268-213-202, T. Slifer 207, E. Wagner 258208-237, G. Nead 204, Doug Cantrell 201, D. Divens 259-214, G. Schwieterman 202, R. Shirk 212-2342-225. 600 series (Men) — C. Helmer 616, D. Cantrell 601, D. Morris 683, E. Wagner 703, D. Divens 667, R. Shirk 672.

Searching For Local Homes? Finding that perfect home in Miami County is now easier than ever. With lots of search options, inventory and featured listings, we can have you relaxing in your new home in no time. visit

To View



In Mia FOR SALE mi Cou nty

Site Sponsors: FINEST


Kathy Henne Kathy Henne Broker/Owner CRS, GRI, SRES

Broker/Owner CRS, GRI, SRES




Monday, January 30, 2012



Djokovic wears down Nadal for Grand Slam Azarenka cruises past Sharapova MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Novak Djokovic wore down Rafael Nadal in the longest Grand Slam singles final in the history of professional tennis Sunday, winning 5-7, 6-4, 6-2, 6-7 (5), 7-5 after 5 hours, 53 minutes to claim his third Australian Open title. Djokovic sealed victory at 1:37 a.m. local time and became the fifth man since the Open Era began in 1968 to win three straight Grand Slam finals. The 24-year-old Djokovic tore off his shirt in celebration after one of the most dramatic finals in the history of the game. He went to his support camp and repeatedly thumped the side of the arena in delight and relief. Djokovic's win maintained his mastery of Nadal, who has lost seven straight finals against the Serb since March. Nadal became the first man in the Open Era to drop three straight major finals after losing to


Piqua Continued from page 13 from the floor for 31 percent and eight of 14 from the line for 57 percent. The Lady Indians won the battle of the boards 35-33, but had 22 turnovers to Vandalia’s 12. Piqua lost the JV game 35-22. Frannie Haney led Piqua with 12 points. Piqua will play at Trotwood-Madison Wednesday.

basket at the other end and the lead never fell below eight points again. "I was really impressed with Ohio today," said Beilein, using a name frequently used by Michigan football coach Brady Hoke that grates Ohio State fans. "Their defense was really suffocating at times." The Wolverines fell to 15 on opponents' home

courts while the Buckeyes stretched their homecourt winning streak to 38, the second-longest in the program's 100 years. Sullinger was asked if he were excited that the Buckeyes had solidified their place in the Big Ten standings. "Game on Saturday against Wisconsin," he said firmly. "That's the biggest focus right now."

OSU Down 48-35, the Wolverines drew as close as 50-43 on an inside basket by Jordan Morgan. Morgan then stole the ball from Sullinger and grabbed an offensive rebound off a missed 3 by Douglass. But as Morgan was bracing to go up for the follow, Craft darted in and stole the ball. Craft fed Thomas for a

BOXSCORE Vandalia-Butler (47) Whitney Barfkneckt 2-1-5, Alyssa Ryerse 2-0-4, Gina Warmouth 3-5-11, Julie Duren 1-0-2, Emily Mowbray 5-0-13, Autumn Ratliff 1-0-2, Tierney Black 1-0-2, Mallory Trentman 2-0-4, Danyelle Ratliff 0-0-0, Ashley McCray 1-2-4, Mikeala Stephens 0-0-0. Totals: 18-8-47. Piqua (28) Kelsey Deal 0-2-2, Imari Witten 0-0-0, Katie Allen 1-0-2, Maddie Hilleary 3-2-8, Tasha Potts 4-0-9, Christy Graves 1-1-3, Macy Yount 1-0-2, Danajha Clemons 0-0-0, Heidi Strevell 0-2-2. Totals: 10-7-28. 3-point field goals — Vandalia: Mowbray (3). Piqua: Potts. Score By Quarters Vandalia-Butler 12 21 34 47 Piqua 9 16 16 28 Records: Vandalia-Butler 10-7 (6-1), Piqua 4-12 (1-5). Reserve score: Vandalia-Butler 35, Piqua 22.


Pick-A-Door! Get-A-Deal!

Buy or Renew a 1-year subscription at regular subscription rate, Get 1 month FREE SUBSCRIPTIONS MUST BE PAID IN ADVANCE

Subscribe to the Piqua Daily Call for a year at regular rate and get a $10 gas card All Pick-A-Door subscriptions will automatically be registered in the drawing to win a Kindle. Drawing to be held the first week of February 2012.

Mention Promo Code: Pick - A - Door

937-773-2721 • Fax: 937-773-2782 • 310 Spring Street • Piqua, OH 45356





keep our heads up and play with confidence.” Potts led the Indians, hitting a 3-pointer in the first half and finished with nine points and 10 rebounds. "Tasha (Potts) had a nice game today,” Hoke said. “ I really liked how hard she played and the fact she was being a leader in the huddle. That says a lot about a freshman." Emily Mowbray led Vandalia with 13 points, while Gina Warmouth added 11. Alyssa Ryerse grabbed seven rebounds and Whitney Barfkneckt pulled down six. Piqua was 10 of 45 from the floor for 22 percent and seven of 10 from the line for 70 percent. Vandalia was 18 of 58

her first final in 25 Grand Slam tournaments, had her serve broken in the opening game of the match and trailed 2-0 after a nervous start before winning 12 of the next 13 games to take the match away from Sharapova, a three-time major winner and the 2008 Australian champion. She became only the third woman to earn the No. 1 spot after winning her first Grand Slam title. Azarenka has been a distinctive presence at Melbourne Park as much as for her shrieks and hoots with each shot and seemingly boundless energy as for her white shorts, blue singlet and lime green head and wrist bands. Against Sharapova, she maintained the frenetic movement that has been the hallmark of her campaign in Australia, her 25th consecutive major. She won the Sydney International title the weekend before the year's first major and is now on a 12match winning streak.

Continued from page 15

Piqua’s Tasha Potts goes after a loose ball Saturday afternoon.

to step it up defensively.” And Piqua simply couldn’t score — literally — in the third quarter. After going 1-for-8 in the second quarter, Piqua was 0-for-14 from the floor in the third quarter. “You just have to find a way to put the ball in the basket,” Hoke said. As a result, Vandalia scored the first 17 points of the second half, before Tasha Potts was able to end the drought with a short jumper with 6:14 to go in the game to make it 38-18. “When a team makes a run on us, we tend to lose confidence and put our heads down,” Hoke said. “Vandalia was able to get out on the break and beat us down the floor a few times. We just need to

Djokovic at both Wimbledon and the U.S. Open last year. After coming from 5-3 down to win the fourth-set tiebreaker, Nadal was up a break at 4-2 in the fifth set while Djokovic appeared to be tiring. But the top-ranked Djokovic, who needed almost five hours to win his semifinal against Andy Murray, somehow responded. He broke for a 65 lead and saved a break point before finally claiming the win. The previous longest major singles final was Mats Wilander's win over Ivan Lendl at the U.S. Open in 1988, which lasted 4 hours, 54 minutes. The longest Australian Open final also involved Wilander in 1988, when the Swede beat Pat Cash in 4:27. ■ Victoria Azarenka beat Maria Sharapova 6-3, 6-0 Saturday night to win the Australian Open and take over the women's No. 1 ranking. Azarenka, playing in


Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'

Read more
Read more
Similar to
Popular now
Just for you