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Deputy given suspended sentence BY WILL E SANDERS Staff Writer TROY — A Miami County Sheriff ’s deputy fired in October after being intoxicated, driving recklessly and speeding through the city of Piqua the month prior has been sentenced. Douglas D. Byers, 43, ended up pleading no contest and was found guilty of physical control of a ve-

hicle while under the inwhich was fluence, amended from the original charge of driving under the influence, at a sentencing hearing held in municipal court Jan. 23. Byers was given a suspended jail sentence of 180 days, a $250 fine and court costs. In addition, he must complete a three-day alcohol class. He also was originally cited with driving left of


center on the roadway and speeding, but both were dismissed. Authorities in Piqua said Byers drove as fast as 85 mph through Piqua on Sept. 9 before police officers pulled the man over for suspicions of intoxication. A citizen called police to report Byers’ driving after his 2003 Chevy Trailblazer struck the median on the North Main Street Bridge. The vehicle went airborne and then BYERS

Local unit ships out to Afhganistan


1487th takes over duty at Kandahar

Cemetery annual financial report available PIQUA — The annual financial report of Forest Hill Cemetery for 2012 is now available for public inspection at the cemetery office, 8660 N. State Route 66.


YMCA hosts spaghetti supper PIQUA — The Miami County YMCA Teen Leaders Club will host a Spaghetti Supper from 5-7 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 10 in the dining room of the Westminster Presbyterian Church at 325 W. Ash St., Piqua. The event is a fundraiser for Leaders Club members to attend statewide leadership rallies. Tickets are available at the door for $6 per adult and $4 for children under the age of 10. Meals include spaghetti with sauce, salad, and bread. Desserts are available for 50 cents. Advance reservations or ticket are not required. For more information call Joe Hinds, Teen Leadership Director at the YMCA at 778-5247. Hinds can also be reached viar email

PAC meeting scheduled PIQUA — The Piqua Association of Churches (PAC) will meet at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 11, at the Piqua Church of the Brethren at 525 Boal Ave.


nearly caused a traffic collision. Byers verbally berated a police officer after he was pulled over and called other officers vulgar names. The ex-deputy was terby Sheriff minated Charles Cox in October, Cox said he “had no choice but to dismiss” Byers. Cox called Byers’ level of misconduct “egregious and a complete violation of the public trust.”



Megan Neumeier performs the National Anthem at Edison Community College on Wednesday before the start of the Chargers basketball game against Cincinnati State Community College. Neumeier is an eighth-grade student at Piqua Catholic School.

PIQUA — After bidding loved ones and friends farewell at a Call of Duty ceremony held at the Piqua High School in November, the 165 soldiers with the Ohio Army National Guard’s 1487th Transportation Company have completed their training and are now in charge of transportation operations at their base in Afghanistan. The 1486th Transportation Company, located in Mansfield, held a transfer of authority ceremony for the 1487th

to take over transportation operations at Kandahar Airfield in Afghanistan at the end of last month, according to a press release issued by the ONG this week. While the 1487th is stationed in Eaton, a detachment from the unit is from Piqua, and the soldiers were deployed to the war-torn country “to provide tactical ground transportation security in support of Operation Enduring Freedom” after they successfully completed their training at Fort Hood in Texas. The unit’s deployment is tentatively scheduled for about a year. The 1487th unit’s previous service includes Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2004 through 2005 and Operation Desert Storm in 1990 and 1991.

Hunt continues for shooting spree cop LOS ANGELES (AP) — Thousands of police officers throughout Southern California and Nevada hunted Thursday for a disgruntled former Los Angeles officer wanted for going on a deadly shooting rampage that he warned in an online posting would target those on the force who wronged him, authorities said. Authorities issued a statewide “officer safety warning” and police were sent to protect people

named in the posting that was believed to be written by the fired officer, Christopher Dorner, who has military training. Among those mentioned were members of the Los Angeles Police Department. “I will bring unconventional and asymmetrical warfare to those in LAPD uniform whether on or off duty,” said the manifesto. Dorner has available multiple weapons including an assault rifle, said

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police Chief Charlie Beck, who urged Dorner to surrender. “Nobody else needs to die,” he said. More than 40 protection details were assigned to possible targets of Dorner. Police spokesman Cmdr. Andrew Smith said he couldn't remember a larger manhunt by the department. The search for Dorner, who was fired from the LAPD in 2008 for making false statements, began

after he was linked to a weekend killing in which one of the victims was the daughter of a former police captain who had represented him during the disciplinary hearing. Authorities believe Dorner opened fire early Thursday on police in cities east of Los Angeles, killing an officer and wounding another. Beck detailed Dorner's alleged crimes in an usual press conference in an underground room at police

headquarters, where extra security was deployed. The chief said there had been a “night of extreme tragedy in the Los Angeles area” and that all measures were being implemented to ensure officer safety. Police said Dorner, 33, implicated himself in the couple's killings with the multi-page “manifesto.” A Facebook post believed written by Dorner See Cop/Page 2

Food pantry fights hunger in community invited for the first time in 2009. Throughout the years, they were invited once more and then twice in 2012. The most recent partnership ran from Nov. 8 to Jan. 5, and resulted in $31,720 in gift cards for the food pantry. “I think the first time, we got around $3,000. So, it’s catching on. People are supporting it,” Miller said. Through the partnership, Meijer sets up a kiosk in the store. Customers can then buy a $10 Food Pantry Donation Card located at the kiosk. Meijer keeps track of these purchases then matches the amount sold. This money is then given to the food pantry in the form of Meijer gift cards. Miller said more than 30 volunteers help run the food pantry.


Cindy Miller checks out one of several storage rooms that make up the food pantry at the Covington Church of the Brethren. Miller is executive director of the Covington Outreach Association, which is made up of 12 area churches. These volunteers do the shopping with the gift cards, which are restricted for use of food purchases.

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Janet Louise Strait COVINGTON — Janet Louise Strait, 70, resident of Covington for 30 years, died Feb. 7, 2013, at the Covington Care Center. She was born April 25, 1942, in Troy, to the late Clarence and Jennie (Edwards) Reed. She attended Lost Creek (Miami East) School, Class of 1961. Janet retired from Miami Industries/Copperweld after almost 30 years of service. She served as secretary at the VFW 4235, Covington and as a volunteer at the Eagles 3998, Covington. At both the VFW and the Eagles she volunteered as a cook and enjoyed spending time with her many friends. Janet enjoyed quilting and she loved to feed animals, especially her cat, Jumper. She was a dedicated mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Preceded in death by her parents; husband, Stanley Strait in 2012; great-grandson, Aidan Michael Barker in 2006; and her first husband, Howard Eugene Driscoll in 1980. Janet is survived by two sons, Lonnie Driscoll and his fiancee, Kelissa VanBuskirk of Huntsville and Brian Strait of San Diego, Cali.; daughter, Carma Litton of Morehead, Ky.;

two step-sons, Shanon and his wife, Nicole Strait of Piqua, and Bryan Strait of Rising Sun; six grandchildren and their spouses, Jessica and Josh Oakley of Troy, Megan Driscoll of Marysville, Allen Driscoll of Latonia, Ky., Nikki and Terry Knipp of Morehead, Ky., Dustin and Elizabeth Barker of Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, and Joshua and Mary Barker of Jeffersonville, NC.; step-grandson, Jake Strait; 11 greatgrandchildren, Carly, Reece, Kilynn, Elijah, Isaiah, Adalynn, Connor, Alexis, Janus, Marcus, and Kayde; and other relatives and special friends. Memorial Service will be held at 4 p.m. Sunday at Bridges-StockerFraley Funeral Home, Covington. The family will receive friends from 1 p.m. until the time of service at the funeral home Sunday. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Staci Jo Blythe Memorial Golf Tournament, Payable to Dusty Blythe, 114 E. Franklin St, Troy, OH 45373, memo line: “Christmas in July”, or to the Herbie Fuzz 5K, 331 S. High St., Covington, OH 45318 ( Condolences may be left the family at for

Death Notice PIQUA — Alphasine Lora Thompson, 93, of Piqua, died at 4 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013, at Dorothy Love Retirement Community, Sidney. Services are pending at Melcher-Sowers Funeral Home, Piqua.

Pantry Continued from page 1 of the families coming to the COA for assistance are working, but are not able to pay their bills and provide healthy meals for their children at the same time. She said that January marked the association’s busiest month with them helping 65 families, which equates to 218 individuals. She added that if families who were helped with rent and utilities are calculated in as well, the COA assisted more than 70 families in January.

Also during this month, the COA spent more than $4,000 on food for the pantry. The Meijer regional manager recently contacted Miller to let her know some surprising news. Out of the 199 Meijer stores in the area partnering with various food pantries, the COA and Troy Meijer finished with the third highest total. “For a little community, that’s pretty good. It’s wonderful to see the support,” Miller said.

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Amish sentenced in beard-cutting case BY THOMAS J. SHEERAN Associated Press BERGHOLZ (AP) — More than 50 Amish children could lose one parent to prison — and most of the youngest could lose both — on Friday when 16 men and women are sentenced in beard-cutting attacks on fellow members of their faith in Ohio. Most defendants could face as long as 10 years in prison and are asking the judge for leniency so they can return to their homes and farms, teaching their sons a trade and their daughters how to sew, cook and keep house. But their bid faces an uphill battle. Victims of the 2011 attacks, which the government called a hate crime and an attempt by a splinter group to shame members who left or denounced it, say justice is needed, especially for the ringleader. In a rare interview last week in Bergholz at the community’s sprawling farm amid rolling hills in eastern Ohio, unmarried 19-yearold Edward Mast, grandson of ring leader Sam Mullet Sr., said he is anticipating a life of mentoring Amish children and sharing in child-rearing if the parents go to prison. While he spoke, a 15-year-old used a chain saw to cut fence planks and a 12-year-old crisply drove nails into the planks as a 10-year-old held up the board. The youngest trudged in boots through ankledeep mud and a creek surging with melting snow. Prison terms will make the whole operation harder to maintain, Mast told The Associated Press. “It will be a mess,” he said, shaking his head under a wide-brim hat. Mullet broke away from the mainstream Amish in 1995, seeking stricter cultural rules and Scriptural interpretation than is the norm in the eastern Ohio community, authorities said. He was the undisputed leader of his group, counseling relatives on religious matters, negotiating drilling rights on his land and denouncing Amish who questioned his authority.

Mullet’s community, like many Amish groups, grew through marriage and the purchase of farmland to sustain extended families that work and pray together, mostly shut off from outside influences like electricity, autos and electronics. Amish communities have a highly insular, modest lifestyle, are deeply religious and believe in following the Bible, which they believe instructs women to let their hair grow long and men to grow beards and stop shaving once they marry. Contact with the modern world is limited, and glimpses from the news media inside Amish communities even rarer. The five beard- and hair-cutting attacks followed years of animosity, traced in part to a nasty custody battle involving Mullet’s daughter and his strict demands on religious observance. The custody dispute led to a contentious history with local law enforcement over the county’s seizure of two Mullet granddaughters from their mother. One of Mullet’s daughters-in-law and a former brother-in-law told investigators that he allowed others to beat members who disobeyed him, according to an affidavit. He punished some by making them sleep in a chicken coop for days and was sexually intimate with married women to “cleanse them of the devil,” the two relatives said in the affidavit. Mullet’s defense argued there was no proof of such sexual conduct. Some Amish spoke out against his authoritarian style, and the government said that led to the attacks as Mullet tried to discipline dissenters who left his community and Amish bishops who condemned him. Arlene Miller, 48, of Carrollton, whose husband, an Amish bishop, was among the victims, said she thinks Mullet deserves a tough sentence and the others should get less time if they get cult deprogramming counseling. “It’s a cult,” she said. “Their minds were programmed in the wrong way by Sam Mullet, so we feel like these people are very de-

ceived and they are actually victims of Sam Mullet.” Some Amish remain fearful of Mullet, whose family denies his community is a cult. “I don’t want Sam Mullet to be around my nieces and nephews for the threats he made and things he done. So please keep Sam in jail,” one person said in a letter to the court. The name and hometown were blocked in the court filing because of fear of retaliation. “Please understand that we have many fears of him being released,” another writer said. Prosecutors submitted 14 letters, some warning that Mullet and his family would disturb the peace of the Amish community. One called Mullet an evil, dangerous person. The government asked for a life sentence for Mullet, saying he orchestrated the attacks and controlled members of his Amish settlement and frazzled nerves in quiet Amish communities in Ohio and neighboring states. His attorney asked for a sentence of 1½ to two years. The government said the cuttings were an attempt to shame members Mullet believed were straying from their beliefs. His followers were found guilty of carrying out the attacks. Nine of 10 men who were convicted have been locked up awaiting sentencing. The six women, who all have children, one with 11, have been free on bond. The defendants were charged with a hate crime because prosecutors believe religious differences brought about the attacks. Mast said the Mullet community has been steadfast in its belief that the beard- and hair-cutting attacks didn’t rise to the level of a hate crime, but amounted to discipline amid a church feud that shouldn’t involve civil authorities. “The beard, what it stands for me, what I know about it, once you’re married you just grow a beard, that’s just the way the Amish is,” Mast said.

State Briefs Ohio meningitis illnesses rise to 20 COLUMBUS (AP) — Health officials say a 71year-old southwest Ohio woman is the state’s 20th illness case linked to an outbreak of fungal meningitis and recalled steroid injections for back pain. Health Department spokeswoman Tessie Pollock says the Hamilton County woman, whose case was reported by the state Thursday, was diagnosed with a bone infection of the spine that’s not necessarily meningitis. Pollock says the illness fits federal officials’ expanded definition of the injection’s impact. The case is the second for Hamilton county, with other cases reported in Clermont, Crawford, Fair-

field, Franklin, Hamilton, Marion, Morrow, Union and Warren counties. The list also includes a Kentucky woman who received the injection in Ohio. All are adults and none have died.

FBI breaks up tractor-trailer theft ring in Ohio TOLEDO (AP) — Federal agents say they’ve broken up a tractor-trailer theft ring in Ohio that also targeted trucks in Michigan and Indiana. The FBI says five men were arrested Thursday in Toledo and that one more person is being sought. Investigators say the suspects stole the trucks and their cargo, took them apart and then sold much of it as scrap. Some of the

stolen cargo included allterrain-vehicles, copper wire and thousands of pounds of aluminum scrap metal. The FBI says the thefts began last September and continued through December in Ohio, Michigan and Indiana. Agents raided several locations in Toledo Thursday morning while making the arrests.

ACLU requests removal of middle school’s Jesus portrait JACKSON (AP) — The American Civil Liberties Union and another group are asking a federal judge to make a southern Ohio middle school take down its portrait of Jesus. The ACLU of Ohio and

the Madison, Wis.-based Freedom From Religion Foundation contend the large portrait hanging in a public school violates constitutional requirement for separation of church and state, and promotes a single religion. Their lawsuit was filed Thursday in U.S. district court following complaints by both groups to Jackson City Schools. A message for comment was left Thursday at the school district, some 65 miles south of Columbus. School officials had said earlier that the portrait, at the Jackson Middle School building since 1947, has historical importance and that they planned to leave it in place.

Cop Continued from page 1 said he knew he would be vilified by the LAPD and the news media, but that "unfortunately, this is a necessary evil that I do not enjoy but must partake and complete for substantial change to occur within the LAPD and reclaim my name." Los Angeles police believe the manifesto posted to Facebook was written by Dorner because there are details in it only he would know. As police searched for him, the packed Los Angeles area was on edge. The nearly 10,000member LAPD dispatched many of its officers to protect potential targets. The department also pulled officers from motorcycle duty, fearing they would make for easy targets. In San Diego, where Dorner allegedly tied up an elderly man and unsuccessfully tried to steal his boat Wednesday night, Naval Base Point Loma was locked down Thursday. Navy spokesman Kevin Dixon said a Navy person reported someone matching Dorner's description in the area. Dozens of local po-

lice, sheriff's deputies and federal agents were at the base. Nevada authorities also looked for Dorner because he owns a house nine miles from the Las Vegas Strip, according to authorities and court records. Authorities said the U.S. Navy reservist may be driving a blue 2005 Nissan Titan pickup truck. Los Angeles officers guarding a "target" named in the posting shot and wounded two women in suburban Torrance who were in a pickup but were not involved, authorities said. It's not clear if the target is a person or a location. Beck said one woman was in stable condition with two gunshot wounds and the other was being released after treatment. "Tragically we believe this was a case of mistaken identity by the officers," Beck said. The Daily Breeze in Torrance also reports ( that there was another police shooting nearby involving another pickup truck, but the driver wasn't hurt. "We're asking our officers to

be extraordinarily cautious just as we're asking the public to be extraordinarily cautious with this guy. He's already demonstrated he has a propensity for shooting innocent people," said Smith, the LAPD commander. Dorner is wanted in the killings of Monica Quan and her fiance, Keith Lawrence. They were found shot in their car at a parking structure at their condominium on Sunday night in Irvine, authorities said. Quan, 28, was an assistant women's basketball coach at Cal State Fullerton. Lawrence, 27, was a public safety officer at the University of Southern California. There was disbelief at three college campuses, Fullerton, USC, and Concordia University, where the two met when they were both students and basketball players. Dorner was with the department from 2005 until 2008, when he was fired for making false statements. Quan's father, a former LAPD captain who became a lawyer in retirement, represented Dorner in front of the Board of Rights,

a tribunal that ruled against Dorner at the time of his dismissal, LAPD Capt. William Hayes told The Associated Press Wednesday night. Randal Quan retired in 2002. He later served as chief of police at Cal Poly Pomona before he started practicing law. According to documents from a court of appeals hearing in October 2011, Dorner was fired from the LAPD after he made a complaint against his field training officer, Sgt. Teresa Evans. Dorner said that in the course of an arrest, Evans kicked suspect Christopher Gettler, a schizophrenic with severe dementia. Richard Gettler, the schizophrenic man's father, gave testimony that supported Dorner's claim. After his son was returned on July 28, 2007, Richard Gettler asked "if he had been in a fight because his face was puffy" and his son responded that he was kicked twice in the chest by a police officer. Early Thursday, the first shooting occurred in Corona

and involved two LAPD officers working a security detail, LAPD Sgt. Alex Baez. One officer was grazed. Later, two officers on routine patrol in neighboring Riverside were ambushed at a stop light, said Riverside Lt. Guy Toussaint. One died and the other was in surgery. The officers shot were not actively looking for Dorner, Toussaint said. Dorner's LAPD badge and an ID were found near San Diego's airport and were turned in to police at early Thursday, San Diego police Sgt. Ray Battrick said.

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Employees of the West Central Juvenile Detention Center were recently recognized for the work they perfrom. Pictured left to right is Joseph Knostman, Matt Wills, Brian Robbins and Lisa Cox. TROY — The West Central Juvenile Detention Facility held their annual all staff training and recognition Feb. 4. During this session, four staff members were recognized for their job performance and service to the facility through the Ohio Juvenile Detention Services Association. Brian Robbins was recognized as the detention officer of the year for 2012 for his dedicated service and positive attitude in the performance of his duties as a juvenile correction officer. Robbinsstarted with West Central JDC in June 2005, as a teacher within the education program and moved to a correction officer position in July 2006. There is one detention officer award given per facility each year in the state of Ohio. Joseph Knostman was recognized as the detention support staff worker of the year for 2012. Knostman is in his third year as a full time Title I teacher through Troy

City Schools and was recognized for his outstanding service delivery within the classroom setting and his initiative to bring innovative thought through implementation of technology in his teaching process. There is one detention support staff worker award per facility each year in the state of Ohio. Matt Wills was recognized as the detention services worker of the year for 2012 for his service to the facility as an employee of the Miami County Maintenance Department. Willks has been assigned to the West Central Juvenile Facility since July 2011, and has initiated numerous cost savings measures within the operations that was highly recognized and appreciated. There is one detention services worker award per facility each year in the state of Ohio. Lisa Cox was recognized as the State of Ohio Detention Officer for 2012. The Ohio Juvenile Detention Service Association gives this pres-

tigious award to one individual each year out of 40 detention facilities for job performance and service within the field of juvenile corrections in Ohio. Lisa’s performance as an officer exhibits dedication, professionalism and positive role model qualities to staff and youth alike. She has been employed at West Central JDC as a Juvenile Correction Officer since August 2007, and was recently promoted to Lieutenant in December 2012. Lisa received the facility detention officer of the year award in 2010 from the Ohio Juvenile Detention Services Association. The West Central Juvenile Detention Facility is located in Troy and has been under operation since January 1993. The facility employs 40 staff members and has 44 beds to serve the needs of Juvenile Courts from nine jurisdictions in the west central region of Ohio. The facility is currently under the direction of Superintendent Lance Ray.

City hosts Government Academy Third class will give participants an inside look at government operations PIQUA – The City of Piqua will be kicking off their third Piqua Government Academy to give residents an inside look at operations of the city government. “The Piqua Government Academy has developed a tradition of providing a rich experience for participants. For seventeen-

weeks, our participants are going to get an inside look at how our city operates and even have a chance to be a city commissioner for a mock commission meeting,” stated William Lutz, Development Program Manager, who is managing the academy. “Participants will see our facilities and under-

stand the work we do on a daily basis.” The program will kick off on March 7 and will continue each Thursday night for 17 weeks culminating with a Mock City Commission meeting on June 20. Participants can register on-line for the program through the city website at, by

PIQUA — James Cotton, former Bucks defensive end, is raising funds for his Tackle Tobacco Campaign. Funds will

help special needs and underprivileged youths attend free football camps in Ohio through the BuckIcon Foundation. NFL Legend James Cotton, former OSU defensive end (98-98), NFL great Courtland Bullard, former OSU linebacker (97-01), and current Cincinnati Bengals player Daniel “Boom” Herron, former OSU running back

(2008-2011) will be signing autographs and taking donations for the foundation. Cotton and Bullard will be at the Miami Valley Mall this weekend noon to 6 p.m. Daniel “Boom” Herron will be there on Saturday only from noon to 2:30 p.m. “We are dedicated to Paying It Forward to those that are less fortunate,

clicking on the Piqua Government Academy logo. Applicants can also register by contacting Lutz at 778.2062 or via email at Registration for the program will close on February 28.

and may be in need of some positive inspiration, giving back is our passion,” said Cotton. “This has always been my vision, to provide a platform for former OSU athletes to give back.” Contact Information: James Cotton (614) 5172172, or email: or visit

Trostle to be featured guest at meeting Will speak on newest book on flood anniversary PIQUA — The Miami County Historical and Genealogical Society invites you to it’s February meeting featuring Fletcher, author and lecturer Scott Trostle. On this year’s 100 th anniversary of the 1913 flood, he will be recounting events from the flood from his newest book,

“And Through the Black Night of Terror.” All of Trostle’s books will be available after the program. The meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19, at the Piqua Library, 116 West High St., Piqua, in the Louis Room. The program is free and open to the public. For more information email or call (937) 307-7142.

ural Resources said Thursday it took the action after workers at D&L Energy Group in Youngstown were allegedly seen dumping the wastewater into a storm sewer that empties into the Mahoning River watershed.

Cash mob! PIQUA — In an effort to the community. support local merchants, When you shop local, you Mainstreet Piqua will host invest in your community, in its monthly Cash your neighbors, Mob at 5:15 pm. and in yourMonday. selves. The best Cash mobs are return on investTaste of the Arts ment in this ecoone of many buylocal campaigns 2013 will be held nomic climate is that have re- from 5 - 9 p.m. on local businesses. cently spread to Friday, May 17, in To learn c o m m u n i t i e s downtown Piqua. more about the across the councash mob go to try. We will meet at the the Mainstreet Piqua Mainstreet Piqua office and facebook page, www.facewalk to the ‘mob’ business. Mob business will re- qua or follow Mainstreet main a surprise until people Piqua on twitter @mainarrive) - the goal is for each streetpiqua. person to spend at least $10. Mainstreet Piqua is a nonBusinesses are chosen profit organization that based on many factors, in- serves Piqua, and beyond, by cluding the fact that they are creating a thriving downlocally owned and have a town as the heart and center commitment to supporting of commerce and community.

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PIQUA — Rita Stevens of Winan’s Fine Chocolates & Coffee will feature “Hearts, Love & Chocolate” for the Feb. 13 Monthly Luncheon Series at the YWCA Piqua. The program, which is free and open to the public, begins at 11 a.m. followed by a noon luncheon. Stevens’s program will focus on the history of Winans and how coffee has been introduced into the business. “Recipes have not changed in almost 50 years,” Stevens said. “Max Winans developed a high quality product and we pride our-

selves on keeping up the traditions set up over the years. I’m excited to share some of the history of our business and the making of chocolate to give people more insight into it especially during the Valentine holiday season.” A UVMC nurse is available from 10-11 a.m. for free blood pressure and glucose screenings. The YWCA is handicap accessible. For more information or to make a reservation, stop at the YWCA Piqua at 418 N. Wayne St., call 773-6626 or e-mail

Panel to hold school safety hearings COLUMBUS (AP) — An Ohio Senate committee plans to hold hearings on school safety matters beginning next week with a meeting focused on prevention and mental health. The panel was created this year to address school security and prevention of violent acts in public

spaces. It comes after last year's deadly shootings at a Chardon high school and elementary school in Newtown, Conn. The first hearing is scheduled for 7 p.m. Tuesday. Other hearings focusing on security, school infrastructure and law enforcement response are scheduled for March.

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Sexual revolution trumps doctrine ack in 1969, the same year as Woodstock, Gallup Poll researchers asked Americans this moral question: “Do you think it is wrong for a man and a woman to have sexual relations before marriage, or not?” “Yes, wrong,” responded 68 percent of those polled, while 21 percent said, “No, not wrong.” By 1973, the traditionalist total affirming that premarital sex was wrong was down to 47 percent and the minority of those disagreeing rose to 43 percent. In 1991, only 40 percent considered premarital sex immoral, with 54 percent disagreeing. Anyone paying attention to the moral math could see the trend. By 2001 the number of Americans who took the conservative stance was leveling off at 38 percent, but the percentage of those embracing the liberal, progressive position was up to 60 percent. The numbers were relatively flat in 2011, with 60 percent accepting premarital sex and 36 percent continuing to call it immoral. “Things have been pretty steady recently among the Americans who are religiously active,” noted Ed Stetzer, the president of LifeWay Research, which is linked to the 16 million-member Southern Baptist Convention. “The real action has been on the other side of the spectrum, among the people who are atheists, or agnostics, or who have no affiliation with any particular religious group. “Then you have the people that I call the ‘mushy middle,’ who remain connected to some religious faith, sort of, but not active in any real sense of the word. ... That’s where we’re seeing people changing their minds on sexuality.” The results of a recent LifeWay survey suggest that Americans who have, in recent decades, embraced premarital sex as a moral norm are continuing to edit their beliefs to go with the flow of the Sexual Revolution. The hot-button issue at the moment, of course, is same-sex marriage. This is a political and cultural puzzle that — for believers in various world religions — is closely connected to a number of ancient doctrines linked to sexual morality. According to a November 2012 survey by LifeWay, only 37 percent of adults in the United States affirmed traditional teachings that homosexual behavior is sinful. This finding was significant since 44 percent took that stance in another survey — asking the same question — only 14 months earlier. The number of respondents saying, “I don’t know” also rose 4 percent, to 17 percent. What happened in between? The researchers were very aware, said Stetzer, that — halfway between these two surveys — President Barack Obama announced a long-expected change of heart and openly endorsed same-sex marriage. While the president’s words may have helped move some of the numbers, the change among African-Americans appeared to be minimal, with 36 percent saying homosexual acts were sinful in the first survey and 34 percent in the survey 14 months later. That shift was within the survey’s margin of error. As would be expected, Americans identifying as “born-again, evangelical or fundamentalist” Christians were — at 73 percent — most likely to call homosexual behavior a sin. Only 33 percent of Catholics in this survey agreed. A clear “pew gap” also emerged, as usual, with 87 percent of those who said they attend worship services once a week or more affirming the traditional doctrinal stance. On the other side, only 17 percent of those who said they “never” attend worship services said that homosexual behavior is a sin. In light of these trends, it’s easy to see why the Rev. Louie Giglio, an evangelical leader in campaigns against human trafficking, was accused of anti-gay rhetoric and forced to withdraw from giving the benediction at the second Obama inauguration rite. In a sermon recorded 15 years earlier, Giglio had said: “If you look at the counsel of the word of God -Old Testament, New Testament -- you come quickly to the conclusion that homosexuality is not an alternate lifestyle. ... Homosexuality is sin. It is sin in the eyes of God, and it is sin according to the word of God.” Clearly, these words are highly offensive to defenders of the Sexual Revolution. Indeed, times have changed. Giglio’s words, said Stetzer, were “simply mainstream evangelical expressions of what traditional Christians have believed for 2,000 years. ... But what we are learning is that a growing majority of Americans no longer feel comfortable with words like ‘sin.’”


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BMX park has much to offer for youth To the Editor: Construction has begun on the Upper Miami Valley BMX Park & Training Facility at 1032 Covington Ave., Piqua. It has been brought to my attention that some of you may have questions or concerns about this project. We would like you to know we had everyone in mind when planning this project, including hours of operation, parking and noise. The park will be open Monday-Saturday and fully enclosed by a 8-foot chain link fence and 8-foot privacy fence in the areas facing the houses. Monday through Friday will be open to training, opening until 11 a.m. Saturdays will be race day with registration at 3 p.m. Race day will be no louder than any other sporting event such as softball, soccer, etc. We are hoping that Saturdays will bring in a couple hundred participants and onlookers. We have been working on a parking plan as well— the lot at Smitty’s Bike shop, extra space beside the new barn, an area outside the fence and areas in the fence for

people who like to back up next to the track. We also plan to work with local businesses about overflow parking those one to two times a year we will have bigger races. The park and all parking areas will have trash bins and recycle bins for participants to use keeping litter and debris to a minimum. We do not believe this will directly affect the normal living of our neighbors, but enhance the area, attract new businesses and families. Look at the attractions for new families or couples wanting to start a family, We have good strong schools, a public pool, skating rink, new skate park and now a BMX park. These things will surely give the youth of Miami County something to do. We hope this answers any questions you may have and we look forward to working with all of you as the project progresses. — James Eric Jones Sidney Chris Smith Piqua


Send your signed letters to the editor, Piqua Daily Call, P.O. Box 921, Piqua, OH 45356. Send letters by e-mail to Send letters by fax to (937) Terry Mattingly is the director of the Washington 773-2782. Journalism Center at the Council for Christian ColThere is a 400-word limit for letters to the editor. Letters must include a telephone leges and Universities and leads the number, for verification purposes only. project to study religion and the news.

To the Editor: The BMX race track my Roberta mother, Hoelscher, wrote about in a recent letter to the editor is going to be included in the (Piqua) planning commission meeting on Feb. 12 at 6 p.m. to provide an opportunity for further discussion in light of recent concerns about the track. I am hoping that the planning commission will make the proper decision in regards to the race track proposed on Covington Avenue behind Smitty’s Bicycle Shop. The race track may be a great idea, but I am opposed to it being built in the heart of a residential neighborhood. The proposed track would infringe upon the rights of the residents living on Covington Avenue as well as the small side streets that run into Covington Avenue, lowering property values, adding increased traffic, parking and trash problems that come along with crowds. Those small streets are already difficult to maneuver. What would it be like with additional traffic and parking? My mother’s property is adjacent to the bicycle shop and it is very important to her. She has lived there for 40 years. Retaining its value so, that in the future, the proceeds from its sale can be used to maintain quality of life for my handicapped brother is a major concern. I encourage not only those living on Covington Avenue, but also the side streets adjacent to Covington Avenue to attend the planning commission meeting Tuesday evening. If you are unable to attend, please send a letter or email Chris Schmiesing, city planner, at I would also encourage the planning commission to be certain that the meeting time and topic is obvious when ran in this newspaper. This will be our first and last chance to have our voices heard. —Linda Hoelscher Barton Piqua







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Gabby Douglas attends the Red Dress Collection 2013 Fashion Show on Wednesday in New York, along with Kelly Osbourne and Roselyn Sanchez. BY SAMANTHA CRITCHELL AP Fashion Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Red isn’t just a trend at The Heart Truth runway show, it’s a tradition: The Red Dress Collection, modeled by celebrities to draw awareness to heart disease, has become the kick off to New York Fashion Week. Minka Kelly, Toni Braxton, gymnast Gabrielle Douglas, Kelly Osbourne and Kris Jenner, with daughters Kendall and Kylie, were among those donning designer dresses and towering heels Wednesday night in front of an audience that largely put on their best red dresses, too. It’s the shoes that have many stars fearing they’ll trip up. Actress Brenda Strong, who wore Marc Bouwer’s draped cowl-neck dress, said her red spiky stilettos were the most intimidating part of the catwalk experience. She had a little experience modeling, though. “In my last incarnation, when I

was in college, I was a Miss America contestant. That was a long runway!” she said. Kelly, wearing an Oscar de la Renta gown with an asymmetrical neckline and metallic belt, walked in last year’s show and this time was tapped as the Heart Truth ambassador by sponsor Diet Coke. Her best tip as a runway veteran was to wear shoes with straps. They hold you in better, she said. The catwalk isn’t her favorite place to spend an evening, Kelly said, but it’s for a good cause. “This is all done with a sense of humor. It’s fun. I don’t fancy myself a model, but maybe the models aren’t relatable if we’re not perfect, so it works for me,” she said. Osbourne, with clashing purple hair, seemed as though she was having a good time, shimmying down the runway in her Zac Posen dress. Braxton wore a second-skin V-neck halter dress

by Herve L. Leroux. Douglas said she’s become more accustomed to dressing up since returning from the London Olympics with her gold medals. “I feel like a doll in my dress,” she said of her Pamella Roland gown. She practiced her runway walk before going in front of the cameras and compared it a little to being on a balance beam, where one foot goes straight in front of the other. “I am participating because of the heart health cause. ... I want young girls to think about it. I want to get the message out,” she said. “My advice to them is to stay active, eat healthy.” The first Red Dress show was held in 2001 at the beginning of the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute’s campaign to reach out specifically to women. Models over the years have included Christie Brinkley, Heidi Klum, Liza Minnelli and Kim Kardashian.

Monopoly fans vote to add cat, toss iron tokens BY RODRIQUE NGOWI Associated Press PAWTUCKET, R.I. (AP) — The Scottie dog has a new nemesis in Monopoly after fans voted in an online contest to add a cat token to the property trading game, replacing the iron, toy maker Hasbro Inc. announced Wednesday. The results were announced after the shoe, wheelbarrow and iron were neck and neck for elimination in the final hours of voting that sparked passionate efforts by fans to save their favorite tokens, and by businesses eager to capitalize on the publicity. The Facebook vote closed just before midnight Tuesday, marking the first time that fans have had a say on which of the eight tokens to add and which one to toss. The pieces identify the players and have changed quite a lot since Parker Brothers bought the game from its original designer in 1935. Rhode Island-based Hasbro announced the new piece Wednesday morning. The cat beat out the robot, diamond ring, helicopter and guitar, getting 31 percent of votes for new tokens. “I think there were a lot of cat lovers in the world that reached out and voted,” said Jonathan Berkowitz, vice president for Hasbro gaming marketing. The Scottie Dog was the most popular of the classic tokens, and received 29 percent of the vote, the company said. The iron got the fewest votes and was kicked to the curb. The results were not entirely surprising to animal lovers.

DEAR ABBY: When my 9-month-old grandson, “Eli,” comes to visit, I become frustrated to the point of leaving the room, if not my house. Not only must we put away things he shouldn’t get into, we must tape shut every drawer and cabinet, block access behind couches and chairs to keep Eli from electrical cords, then constantly be on guard for the “unexpected.” Eli is never restricted in any way, and would never be confined to an “inhumane” playpen for even a few minutes. At the slightest whimper, he is picked up. He’s walked to sleep (or taken on car rides to “soothe” him), and his parents literally run to him whenever he awakens. I’m reluctant to criticize because I know they’ll be offended, but I’m aching to suggest they teach the child about limits and restrictions and correct him when he misbehaves. Let him experience being in his playpen or even allow him to whine a little before jumping at his every whim. We’re not allowed to say “no-no” — the preferred response being to distract Eli and let him go about doing as he pleases. By the way, both parents are professional psychobabble people. Am I unreasonable to think my grandson is capable of learning limits with a simple “no-no” and, perhaps, a little smack on his hand? Or should I keep my mouth shut? — WELL-MEANING GRANDPA

DEAR GRANDPA: Well-meaning as you are, I doubt that you will be able to convince two “professional psycho-babble people” that by not giving their little one limits, they’re creating a monster. Rather than allow his visits to upset you, I STEVEN SENNE/AP PHOTO suggest you visit this famThe newest Monopoly token, a cat, rests on the game board at Hasbro ily in their OWN home. Inc. headquarters in Pawtucket, R.I. Tuesday. Voting on Facebook determined that the cat would replace the iron token. DEAR ABBY: I am shocked at the rude treatThe Humane Society of the United The tokens originated when the I see many older ment States says on its website that there niece of game creator Charles Darrow mothers receive from were more than 86 million cats living suggested using bracelet charms. The their children. I spend in U.S. homes, with 33 percent of house- game is based on the streets of Atlantic considerable time at variholds owning at least one feline in Au- City, N.J., and has sold more than 275 ous doctor appointments. gust 2011. Worldwide, there were an million units worldwide. estimated 272 million cats in 194 counThe other tokens currently in use Fortunately, I can drive tries in June 2008, according to Lon- are a race car, shoe, thimble, top hat, myself, but many senior don-based World Society for the wheelbarrow and battleship. Most of women must depend on Protection of Animals. the pieces were introduced with the their caregivers — often The online contest to change the to- first Parker Brothers iteration of the their daughters — who kens was sparked by chatter on Face- game in 1935, and the Scottie dog and treat them badly. I can’t book, where Monopoly has more than wheelbarrow were added in the early help but wonder how they 10 million fans. The initiative was intended to ensure that a game created nearly eight decades ago remains relevant and engaging today. “Tokens are always a key part of the Monopoly game ... and our fans are very passionate about their tokens,” Berkowitz said.

1950s. The original version also included a lantern, purse, cannon and a rocking horse. A horse and rider token was used in the 1950s. During World War II, metal tokens were replaced by wooden ones, because metal was needed for the war effort.

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DEAR ABBY: A question was recently raised at a family gathering. If the patriarch of a family is deceased and a man wants to marry his daughter, should he ask permission from her mother? — CURIOUS IN PENNSYLVANIA

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and simple. The primary purpose of the threespade response is to cramp the opponents’ bidding in the hope that you can prevent them from getting to their best contract. At the same time, it might induce partner to bid four spades -- either as a sacrifice against four hearts or as a genuine attempt to make game. Tomorrow: On horns of a dilemma.

DEAR GRATEFUL: I wish you had described more clearly the interactions you observed. What you saw may not have been a lack of devotion to their mothers, but signs of caregiver stress or burnout. Daughters (and sons) caught in the sandwich generation — earning a living and caring for their children as well as their aged parents — are not always at their best. However, you are correct. These frail, elderly parents need compassion and patience because they won’t be around forever.

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1. Two clubs. Partner’s takeout double has asked you to choose one of the three unbid suits, but after East’s redouble, you do not have to say anything since partner has another chance to bid. However, in this situation a pass by you would imply that you had no real preference for any of the three suits. For this reason, you should bid two clubs at this point because it’s the only one of the three suits that you can tolerate. Also, the two-club bid might help your partner find the best opening lead. 2. One spade. This is the same idea as in the previous problem. If you

treat their mothers in private since they are so insensitive in public. I’m grateful to have a daughter who puts up with my occasional crankiness and complaints. She loves me unconditionally and takes wonderful care of me when needed. I’d like to ask sons and daughters to be kinder and more patient with their elderly moms. They won’t be around forever. — GRATEFUL MOM IN PHOENIX


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Immigrants’ children more Why is that, John? Democratic than parents BY HOPE YEN Associated Press

ancestral roots in an increasingly multicultural U.S., with majorities identifying themselves by their family’s country of origin, such as Mexican-American, or by a pan-ethnic label such as Asian-American. The study is based on Pew’s analysis of census data as of March 2012, as well as prior years, supplemented with data from Pew polls including the 2011 and 2012 National Survey of Latinos and the 2012 AsianAmerican Survey. It uses commonly accepted demographic methods and models to track the population of different generations over time. In a sign of challenges for the GOP, the generation that includes U.S.-born adult children of more recent Latino immigrants moved politically to the left of those in their parents’

cent (first-generation) compared to 78 percent (secondgeneration). Among the general public, support for gay rights stood at roughly 56 percent. For abortion, where support and opposition among the overall public is evenly divided, the share of Hispanics who said abortion should be legal in all or most cases grew from one generation to the next, from 33 percent to 55 percent. Among Asians, the share rose from 51 percent to 66 percent. The study said the relative youth of the second-generation group contributes to, but does not fully account for, their leftward shift on social issues. But not all issues strictly followed that pattern. When asked if they preferred a big government offering more services or a smaller government provid-

using the issue as a wedge in future elections. Due to immigration and WASHINGTON (AP) — high births, particularly U.S.-born children of Hisamong Hispanics, first- and panic immigrants are more second-generation immilikely than their parents to grants now make up 1 in 4 identify themselves as DeU.S. residents. They are promocrats as they integrate jected to rise to more than 1 into American life, mainin 3 by 2050. The two groups taining strong ties to their will represent as much as 93 cultural heritage while castpercent of the growth in the ing themselves as liberal on U.S. working age-population social issues. between now and midcenA wide-ranging study retury. leased Thursday by the Pew Since President Reagan Research Center lays bare garnered 37 percent of the some of the difficulties for Hispanic vote in 1980, Histhe Republican Party followpanic support for Republiing elections last November, can presidential nominees when President Obama won has generally fallen, reachwith support from 80 pering 27 percent last Novemcent of nonwhite voters. The ber, according to exit polling report tracks the socioecoconducted for the television nomic progress and views of networks and The Associsecond-generation Ameriated Press. The exceptions: cans, the bulk of them Lati2000 and 2004, when an imnos and Asians who were migration-friendly Republiborn in the U.S. after a 1965 can, George W. 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The cans from the second generchildren of immigrants as a percent in the first genera- same trend of declining sup- ation say their group gets group are integrating into tion. Among Asians, the port applied to second-gen- along well with all other U.S. society and doing gen- ratio also edged higher, 52 to eration Asians, 47 percent to racial and ethnic groups. erally better than newly ar- 49, although not enough to 57 percent. Still, support That’s compared to 26 perrived immigrants in median be considered statistically among second-generation cent of Latinos and 49 perincome, educational attain- significant. Americans for big govern- cent of Asians from the first ment and English fluency. In the broader public, 49 ment was higher than that generation. In terms of marThe second-generation percent reported that they of the general public, which riage, about 26 percent of group also reports increased are Democrats or lean that stood at 39 percent. Hispanics and 23 percent of social ties, including inter- way. The study’s findings come Asian Americans in the secmarriage, with other racial On social issues such as as a fiscally conservative ond generation have a and ethnic groups. gay rights and abortion, the GOP is seeking ways to ex- spouse of a different race or About 60 percent of His- adult children of immi- pand its shrinking base of ethnicity, significantly panics and Asians in the sec- grants are more liberal. aging white voters. Some higher than in the first genond generation consider While 53 percent of first- Republicans, including Sen. eration. themselves to be a “typical generation Hispanics say Marco Rubio of Florida, are —Language use: About 9 American,” roughly double that homosexuality should now urging their party to in 10 second-generation Histhe share of first-generation be accepted by society, 68 embrace an overhaul of im- panic and Asian-Americans immigrants who think so. At percent in the second gener- migration laws, including a can speak English “well” or the same time, however, the ation said so. The disparity path to citizenship for 11 “very well,” substantially second-generation groups is even wider among Asians million illegal immigrants, more than the immigrant maintain strong ties to their expressing support: 46 per- to prevent Democrats from generations.

Music world helps Newtown heal following massacre HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Professional football players were on the verge of tears when a group of 26 children who escaped the massacre at the Sandy Hook Elementary School joined Jennifer Hudson at the Super Bowl to sing “America the Beautiful.” The performance last week was one of many musical tributes to the victims of the Dec. 14 tragedy, some put on by world famous

performers, others by local musicians and many involving the children of Newtown. “Humans have used music in healing forever,” said Jane Matson, the choral director at Newtown High School. “It expresses our feelings and gets emotion out in a way that’s constructive and beautiful. So I don’t think it’s any surprise that in trying to heal here, we would turn to music.” Members of Matson’s chamber choir were among about 80 Newtown stu-

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dents who performed with dozens of Broadway stars including Brian Stokes Mitchell, Christine Ebersole and even Monkees frontman Micky Dolenz at a benefit show in Waterbury. The event “From Broadway with Love” was put on by Broadway producer Van Dean, who lives

A: As you now realize, your son is in dire need of a major wake-up call. Start by stripping his room down to bare essentials, taking away any and all electronic devices, and suspending all of his privileges, including driving. Inform him that his normal life will be restored when he has improved his grades to no less than what he’s capable of and sustained the improvement for eight weeks. Anything less will invite cursory improvement, then backsliding. You could get stuck in that sort of manipulative back-and-forth forever. Unfortunately, this is an eleventh-hour action. Obviously, the earlier parents intervene in a problem, the better the prognosis. On the other hand, it’s better to do something late than to never do anything at all. At this point, there’s a lot of history (and momentum) behind your son’s motivation issues. Getting him to turn himself around is going to require a unified front and calm, purposeful resolve. Don’t expect to see consistent progress for at least six weeks. Keep the faith, stay the course, and be fully prepared for things to get worse before they begin getting better. “Why is that, John?” Because when parents finally pull the rug of overindulgence out from under an underachieving child, the typical reaction is full collapse along with complaints from the child to the effect that since he has no privilege, he now has nothing to care about; therefore, he is not going to do anything to bring up his

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A nonprofit group that serves Nevada children and families is cashing in on its recognition as the PGA Tour’s 2012 “Charity of the Year.” Andy Pazder, the tour’s chief of operations, presented a $30,000 grant on Thursday to the Children’s Cabinet’s executive director, Mike Pomi. His visit to an economic conference in Reno was organized by Jana Smoley, executive director of the Reno-Tahoe Open.

grades until certain privileges are restored. Believe me, this is nothing more than manipulative selfdrama, soap opera, with a heavy dose of attempted hostage-taking thrown in. It’s an attempt to get the parents to question their judgment and begin negotiating. “Will you give me my cell phone back if I bring my grades up for a week?” or “If you give me my cell phone and driving privileges back, I’ll bring my grades up, I promise.” Don’t do it! If your son begins making promises of that sort, don’t believe a word he says. Simply smile and tell him that if he can bring his grades up for a week, he can surely bring them up for two weeks, then three, then eight. Keep reminding him that you’re not asking him to do any more than he is capable of. If you give him even the proverbial inch, he will think he can make you give up the proverbial mile. In no time, you’ll be right back where you started from, but he will know that he can beat you at your own game. So, don’t play games. Go into this fully prepared for backlash of one sort or another. His reaction is likely to include anger, self-pity, and threats of running away or other equally silly things. This is your golden opportunity to get control of your relationship with your son. Given that he’s 17, it may be your last opportunity. Don’t blow it. Family psychologist John Rosemond answers parents’ questions on his web site at

The Children’s Cabinet helps low-income families with child care, violence prevention and other services. The grant will be used to fund tutoring and other after-school programming for students in downtown Reno. The PGA tournament at Montreux Golf & Country Club between Reno and Lake Tahoe has donated more than $2.5 million to nonprofits and schools in northern Nevada since it began in 1999.

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Man behind Amish Fireplace gives public $99 deal Consumers rush to get in on rock bottom deal for the World Famous miracle heater as Amish craftsmen struggle to keep up, household limit of 2 imposed NATIONWIDE – It’s a deal too good to pass up. That’s because the man behind the Amish Fireplace and founder of Heat Surge is giving away brand new World Famous Miracle Heaters for just $99 to the general public beginning at 8:30am this morning. And with many months of freezing cold weather yet to come and high heat bills right around the corner, the phone lines are ringing off the hook. When I got wind that all this was ending in just 2 days, I left my office at Heat Surge and headed straight to Amish country to set up an interview with long time Amish craftsman Jonas Miller so I could be the first to get the story out to newspaper readers everywhere. Here’s my interview with the soft spoken, hard working man who reminds me of good old honest Abe and I got right to the bottom line. QUESTION: I’m confirming that the World Famous Miracle Heater is now just $99, right? ANSWER: Yes ma’am, it’s just $99. QUESTION: That’s unbelievable. Do you know how much people have paid for the Miracle Heater and handmade Amish fireplace mantle in the past? ANSWER: Lots and lots of people have paid $249.00 just for the Miracle Heater and another $298.00 for the Amish mantle. That’s a total of $547.00 and they’re glad to pay it because they know it’s handmade Amish quality that lasts forever and Heat Surge pays me to make sure everyone knows it. QUESTION: Then why are the Miracle Heaters being given away for just $99 now? ANSWER: There’s a bunch of good people out there that have always wanted to slash their heat bills and stay warm with one of our fireplaces, but just couldn’t afford one. Folks living on fixed incomes, those living pay check to pay check and retired folks who would have so much more money if they didn’t have to budget for such high heat bills every month. That’s why the man behind the Amish fireplace said to give the heaters away for just $99 for the next 2 days. Plus give the handmade Amish fireplace mantles away for half price so everyone can get them. QUESTION: Now I know why so many people are calling to get the Miracle Heater. Are the craftsmen struggling to keep up? ANSWER: Yes ma’am. Now that winter is really starting to set in folks want to save money. Everyone hates paying high heat bills that start showing up in January and don’t stop until after May. I looked in one of the barns this morning and I’ll tell ya what, they’re flying out the door like apple butter pies. The boys are really struggling to

N CONSUMERS JUMP ON DEAL: “We’re gonna keep our word and give the Miracle Heaters away for just $99, but nearly everyone wants to have a handmade Amish mantle built for them, so please tell folks not to take any more than two because the boys are really struggling to keep up now that they’re just one hundred forty-nine dollars more,” said long-time Amish craftsman, Jonas Miller. Barns that were stacked from floor to ceiling just days ago are now going empty because everyone hates paying high heat bills. That’s why smart consumers are rushing to beat the 2 day deadline for this rock bottom deal that’s putting a real strain on the Amish craftsmen.

keep up. That’s why I need you to tell folks I’m really sorry, but we just can’t let them have any more than two as part of this advertising announcement. QU E STION: How much money are people saving with these Miracle Heaters? ANSWER: Thousands of letters pour in from folks all across the country thanking us at Heat Surge for all the money they’re saving on their heat bills with this Amish fireplace. It works because the Miracle Heater creates perfect zone heating giving you 74° of bone-soothing room heat even when the home thermostat is turned down to

59°. So everyone will save money and no one will ever be cold again. QUESTION: I read an article that says these Miracle Heaters are a top rated safety pick. Have you seen it too? ANSWER: Oh yes. Someone showed me that article and we’re very proud of it. In fact, when a fire chief tells people with children and pets to get it, you know it’s safe. It has the World Famous safe to the touch Fireless Flame® technology that gives you the peaceful flicker of a real fire but without any flames, fumes, smells, ashes or mess. This is about the time we had

to wrap things up, but I could’ve talked to this soft spoken Amish man for hours. Unfortunately, he was late getting back to the barn. But there are two things I want readers to know. This really is a great deal and once the two day deadline ends, the price for the World Famous Miracle Heater and Amish built fireplace mantle will go clear back up to $547.00 plus shipping. That’s why it’s so important for readers to call the National Toll Free Hotlines today to get the Miracle Heaters for just $99 before the deadline ends. To make sure everyone gets

these new Miracle Heaters in a hurry, FedEx® drivers have been instructed to make home deliveries anywhere in the United States beginning tomorrow. Thousands of local readers are expected to call the hotlines beginning at 8:30am today. It just doesn’t make sense for anyone to suffer through the cold when you can get the brand new Miracle Heater for just $99 and never have to pay high heat bills again. So if phone lines are busy keep trying, they promise to answer all calls. N – by Kristin Kishman, Consumer Analyst for Heat Surge LLC.

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Everyone who locates the Weather Zone they live in must call the National Toll Free Hotlines for their zone beginning at precisely 8:30am this morning. Those who get through are being given the World Famous Miracle Heater for just $99 and shipping. No calls will be accepted for this deal after the deadline ends 2 days from today’s publication date. Anyone who misses the deadline will not get the $99 deal for the Miracle Heater. They will be required to pay the regular price of $547.00 plus shipping for the Miracle Heater that comes mounted in the handmade Amish fireplace mantle.

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Barns going empty, consumers rush to lock in $99 deal

N GET THEM WHILE YOU CAN: Long-time Amish craftsman Jonas Miller encourages all the craftsmen to keep up with the household limit of 2 Amish fireplaces as newspapers hit the newsstands. “We’ve got the whole Amish community helping out, but we’ve never seen anything like this before. We’re letting everyone get the Miracle Heater (shown here) for just $99, but nearly everyone wants to have a handmade Amish mantle built for their Miracle Heater, so we can barely keep up with all the orders,” Miller said. Everyone hoping to cash in on this deal needs to immediately call the National Toll Free Hotlines before the deadline ends.

With just 2 days left to get in on the $99 deal and Amish barns going empty, people everywhere are rushing to get the Miracle Heaters before they’re all sold out. Demand for the Miracle Heaters has skyrocketed ever since news about the $99 deal started spreading. In fact, overflow hotlines had to be set up just to take all the calls and because the Amish craftsmen are struggling to keep up, a household limit of 2 had to be imposed. According to the avalanche of consumer reviews for the Miracle Heaters, people absolutely swear by them, repeatedly saying, “It saves money,” “looks beautiful,” and “heats from floor to ceiling to keep everyone warm and cozy.” People from all across the country are calling to get in on this deal before the deadline ends 2 days from today’s publication date. So if lines are busy be sure to call one of the overflow hotlines at 1-888-414-2503 or 1-888-414-2572 to get the Miracle Heater for just $99. And since all the handmade mantles that the Amish are building today are half price, nearly everyone is asking to have their Miracle Heater custom built in the Amish mantle for just one hundred forty-nine dollars more because everyone who does is getting a custom finish upgrade in Light Oak, Dark Oak, Black, or Cherry for free. Just make sure you call before the deadline ends because anyone who misses the deadline can’t get in on this deal and will have to pay the regular price of $547.00 plus shipping for the Miracle Heater that comes mounted in the handmade Amish fireplace mantle. N 2364175 ©2013 HS P6343A OF16929R-1

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IN BRIEF ■ Diving

Making Stewart moves on to district point Piqua diver Katie Stewart advanced to the D-I district diving meet next week at Miami University. StewSTEWART art finished seventh at the Centerville sectional with a score of 251.80 and has the 23rd best qualifying score at district. Piqua boys divers Ike Karn, Zach Zimpher and Corbin Meckstroth qualified for district earlier this week.

■ Basketball

Buccs tourney tickets on sale

Piqua wins on mat in tri BY ROB KISER Sports Editor TROY — The Piqua wrestling team made its point Thursday night in its final action before the Centerville Division I sectionals. The Indians controlled the only thing they could do — outpointing Greenville and Troy in the matches wrestled. Piqua won five of six matches wrestled against Greenville and outpointed Troy 16-15 in the six matches wrestled against them. But, seven forfeits were too much to overcome as See PIQUA/Page 10


Piqua’s Caje Kindred controls Greenville’s Zach Phillips in a 145-pound match Friday.

The Covington girls basketball team will open Brookville D-IV sectional tournament play at 12:30 p.m. Feb. 16 against Bradford. Pre-sale tickets are $6 and are available at Covington High School during school hours and at all home high school events through Feb. 14. They will also be on sale at Joanie’s Floral Designs from Feb. 14 at 1 p.m. until Feb. 16 at 10 a.m. Covington keeps a percentage of the pre-sale proceeds and all tickets will be $7 at the door.

Lighting It Up Who: Kendra Brunswick The Buzz: The sophomore guard at Edison became the first Lady Charger to earn NJCAA Player of the Week honors Also: She has been the OCCAC Player of the Week the last two weeks and is currently averaging more than 25 points per game in conference games

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■ Football

Browns add five coaches

Brunswick earns NJCAA honors

Browns head coach Rob Chudzinski completed his coaching staff Thursday by hiring five more assistant coaches. Chris DiSanto and Derik Keyes are the new assistant strength and conditioning coaches, Ken Flajole will coach inside linebackers, Steve Gera is the new special assistant to the head coach, and John Settle will coach the running backs. Settle played six NFL seasons with the Falcons and Redskins from 198792. He appeared in 46 games with 29 starts and finished with 1,801 yards rushing and 10 rushing touchdowns. He spent 2011 and 2012 as running backs coach of the Carolina Panthers.


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BY ROB KISER Sports Editor


QUOTED “Three out of three was going to be knock it out of the park. We hit three out of three." —Urban Meyer on his recruits

Kendra Brunswick is Edison Community College women’s basketball coach Kim Rank’s kind of player. So, even though Rank can’t take credit for recruiting the former Fort Recovery standout, you know a smile had to cross Rank’s face the first time he saw her play. “That was the year before I came back,” Rank, the Lady Chargers most successful coach in his second stint running the program said. “So, I didn’t

recruit her. But, the first time I saw her play, I could see she was a very good 3-point shooter. What our assistant coach (Lance Jackson) has worked on her with is expanding her game.” Her work ethic, desire to win and concern for her stats only when it is a product of the team winning — those are an added bonus and just what Rank desires most in players. And as high as his expectations were — Brunswick has taken to a whole new level during See BRUNSWICK/Page 10

Piqua basketball has brief season Indians finish 1920 season with 5-3 record The 1920 basketball season preview was brief. “Friday Greenville plays here and from all appearances the local team should come out victorious. ‘Coach Mote has had his quintet out practicing continuously and at the present time they are in fine shape for a clash so all of those who attend the game this Friday are assured of a clean, fast game.” Even with that notice, the first game was against Wapakoneta on January 16.

“In spite of the heavy snow and bad weather a capacity crowd was out to see Piqua high school win from Wapakoneta in a hard fought game, the final score being 30 to 19. “The visitors were by no mean easy to down and only by the superior pass work of the Red and Blue was the defeat administered. “The contest was hard fought every minute and every man was on his toes and playing for all he was worth.” Dayton Stivers was the next opponent and they

DUANE BACHMAN The History of Piqua Athletics A Journal Winter, 1920

thrashed Piqua 75 to 13. “When the Piqua squad went upon the floor with the Stivers five, they appeared to be mere midgets, as all of the Stivers men were ‘six foot-

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ers.’ Some athletes remark that size does not count in basket ball, as it is speed that is necessary. “Had these people taken one glance at the Stivers five they surely would have changed their minds. “They passed the ball so high that it was impossible to reach each it, and when a Piquad did happen to get in possession of the ball some Daytonian was sure to be ‘on his neck.’ Although the score was enormously one sided and the team work superior the game was made inter-

esting because not for one second did the Piqua five ‘lie down.’ It was not until the last half that Piqua was able to place the ball thru the hoop.” The next week Piqua traveled to Miamisburg. “Piqua high school journeyed to Miamisburg on Friday afternoon and handed a decisive defeat to the High school basket ball squad from that city in the evening. “When the smoke of battle cleared away Piqua was on the top of a 22 to See HISTORY/Page 9



Lady Flyers get past Xavier in A-10

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Dayton women reach 20 wins DAYTON — The Dayton women’s basketball team took down Xavier 78-68 Thursday night at UD Arena in front of 2,681 fans. The Flyers move to 20-1 and 80 in conference play. This is the first time in program history Dayton has reached 20+ wins in six consecutive seasons. Dayton shot 27-of-60 overall in the game and 9-of-25 from three. Its defense forced 19 Xavier turnovers while UD only coughed it up 10 times. The Flyer bench outscored Xavier 28-13. The Flyers were led by senior Sam MacKay’s 18 points off 7-of14 shooting. MacKay also totaled seven assists to lead the team. Four other Flyers also scored in double figures.

Freshman Amber Deane had 12 while sophomore Ally Malott, freshman Kelley Austria and senior Olivia Applewhite all scored 11. In the first half the Flyers went 13-of-32 from the field and 6-of-17 from three. Dayton was out rebounded 26-16 but did force 13 Xavier turnovers. Dayton also accumulated five blocks in the first half. Dayton was led by MacKay who paced all scorers in the first half with 12 points. She also tallied a first half high four assists. Deane added seven points and Malott added six on two threes. After a slow start Dayton tied the game at nine when Malott sank a three with 11:58 left in the first half.

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Continued from page 8 14 score. “In spite of the treacherous conditions of the floor the Red and Blue warriors managed to locate the basket and free themselves from the Miamisburg guards to roll up 22 points.” Neighboring Covington was next. “Displaying the best form of the season and despite adverse playing conditions the Piqua High School basket ball team easily triumphed over the Covington on the latter’s floor to the tune of 55 to 22 last evening. “The game was played in the Covington armory which is an ideal place outside of the floor which is waxed for dancing giving the players very little foothold. “A large delegation of Piqua rooters accompanied the team, over a hundred crowding on one car. This is the first time the two schools have met in any kind of athletic contest for a number of years and this fact brought out a big crowd of villagers.” The first of two games with Troy loomed the next week. “Who said that ‘Friday the thirteenth’ was not unlucky? It surely seemed unlucky to Piqua when the final whistle blew at Troy. “The Trojans win 45 to 20. The Piqua warriors, after being in fine trim to defeat the Trojans, were forced to lose this ‘pep,’ when the lights all over the building went out and continued to be so for about an hour. “The team upon going on the floor after the long interval seemed to be ‘rattled’ and completely worn out. “Their playing was not together and their basket shooting was quite ‘off.’ The guarding was very loose and so the Trojans found basket shooting quite easy. “As a whole the Piqua five played quite under the standard of basket ball. The team has two weeks in which to make themselves fit for another tussle with the Trojans; then watch out Troy, we’re coming.” Union City proved to be a weak foe. “The Piqua five went on the floor with the determination to show their backers that they still had a fighting team with good old Piqua spirit. “It took the team fully ten minutes to get ‘set’ but when once they had obtained this momentum they could not be stopped by the Indiana five. “The first half ended with the score 26 to 1. The general all-around work of ‘Bones’ Nye at center was the feature of the game to-


The Russia eighth grade girls basketball team won the Shelby County League tournament championship, winning a 37-29 overtime thriller with Fort Loramie. The team finished 12-6.The team included front row (left to right):Shae Goubeaux, Katie Swartz, Tiffany Hatcher Back row: Coach Craig Borchers, Christina Gaerke, Maria Herron, Maddie Borchers, Rachel York.

NBA Standings gether with the foul shooting of “Capt. Neth.” “Not only did Nye play a splendid game but he topped Piqua’s attack with eleven fielders, three of which came in quick succession in the first half, all of them being from the center of the floor. “Retterbush, Ginn and Penrod played a splendid game cutting in with some sparkling pass work. The second half started off with a ‘band’ and continued to remain so throughout the game. “Never before did the Piqua five play so well together; their passes seemed to come at the opportune moment and the basket shooting was not lacking in any respect. Providing the team plays this well the twenty-seventh, Troy will go home with a quite different story to tell their Trojan friends.” Revenge was on the mind of Piqua as they played Troy in the season finale. “For the second time this season the Piqua High school basket ball team was forced to take a severe trouncing from the Troy High school five, the final score being 40 to 20. “Four hundred people packed the Piqua High school gym last evening, eighty-five of those being Piquads and yelled until they were black in the face for the Red and Blue to win but all to no avail. “The players did their best to turn the trick but after forty minutes of animated play it was evident that Troy had put up the best game as the score indicates. “Though the game more closely resembled a foot ball game than a basket ball game as both teams played hard to win and naturally in such a hard fought fracas plenty of fouls can be expected. “The locals had eighteen fouls called on them while Troy had only fourteen to their credit. Before the game the Piqua High school band gave a short concert in the gym and were encored by both Troy and Piqua students. “This, together with the spirited yells given by the adherents of both fives, added plenty of pep to the already peppy crowd.” The season ended with Piqua winning five games and losing three. Editor’s Note: Duane Bachman is a retired superintendent of Piqua City Schools and personality for WPTW Radio. His column will appear every other Friday. Much of the information in these columns came from The Piqua Daily Call and Piqua Leader Dispatch.

National Basketball Association All Times EST EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division W L Pct GB 31 16 .660 — New York Brooklyn 29 20 .592 3 Boston 25 23 .521 6½ 21 27 .438 10½ Philadelphia Toronto 17 32 .347 15 Southeast Division L Pct GB W Miami 32 14 .696 — Atlanta 27 21 .563 6 14 35 .286 19½ Orlando Washington 13 35 .271 20 Charlotte 11 37 .229 22 Central Division W L Pct GB Indiana 31 19 .620 — 29 19 .604 1 Chicago Milwaukee 25 23 .521 5 Detroit 18 32 .360 13 15 34 .306 15½ Cleveland WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division L Pct GB W San Antonio 39 11 .780 — Memphis 30 18 .625 8 27 24 .529 12½ Houston Dallas 21 28 .429 17½ New Orleans 16 33 .327 22½ Northwest Division W L Pct GB Oklahoma City 37 12 .755 — 31 18 .633 6 Denver Utah 28 22 .560 9½ Portland 25 24 .510 12 18 28 .391 17½ Minnesota Pacific Division W L Pct GB 35 16 .686 — L.A. Clippers Golden State 30 19 .612 4 L.A. Lakers 23 26 .469 11 17 33 .340 17½ Phoenix 17 33 .340 17½ Sacramento Wednesday's Games Cleveland 122, Charlotte 95 Indiana 88, Philadelphia 69 Boston 99, Toronto 95 L.A. Clippers 86, Orlando 76 Washington 106, New York 96 Atlanta 103, Memphis 92 Brooklyn 93, Detroit 90 Miami 114, Houston 108 New Orleans 93, Phoenix 84 Oklahoma City 119, Golden State 98 Dallas 105, Portland 99 Utah 100, Milwaukee 86 San Antonio 104, Minnesota 94 Thursday's Games L.A. Lakers at Boston Chicago at Denver Friday's Games L.A. Lakers at Charlotte, 7 p.m. Toronto at Indiana, 7 p.m. Brooklyn at Washington, 7 p.m. New Orleans at Atlanta, 7:30 p.m. Orlando at Cleveland, 7:30 p.m. San Antonio at Detroit, 7:30 p.m. Portland at Houston, 8 p.m. Golden State at Memphis, 8 p.m. New York at Minnesota, 8 p.m. Phoenix at Oklahoma City, 8 p.m. L.A. Clippers at Miami, 8 p.m. Chicago at Utah, 10:30 p.m. Saturday's Games Denver at Cleveland, 7:30 p.m. Charlotte at Philadelphia, 8 p.m. Golden State at Dallas, 8:30 p.m. Detroit at Milwaukee, 8:30 p.m. Utah at Sacramento, 10 p.m.

Men’s Schedule College Basketball Schedule All Times EST FAR WEST Friday, Feb. 8 EAST Dartmouth at Columbia, 7 p.m. Harvard at Cornell, 7 p.m. Yale at Penn, 7 p.m. Brown at Princeton, 7 p.m. Siena at Loyola (Md.), 9 p.m. SOUTH N. Kentucky at Lipscomb, 7 p.m. UNC Asheville at VMI, 7 p.m. FAR WEST Utah St. at San Jose St., 10 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9 EAST Georgetown at Rutgers, Noon N. Illinois at Buffalo, 1 p.m. Manhattan at Fairfield, 1 p.m. Butler at George Washington, 2 p.m. Fordham at La Salle, 2 p.m. St. Bonaventure at Rhode Island, 2 p.m. Saint Joseph's at UMass, 2 p.m. Colgate at American U., 3 p.m. Albany (NY) at Maine, 3 p.m. South Florida at Villanova, 3 p.m. Vermont at UMBC, 3:30 p.m. Bucknell at Army, 4 p.m. Sacred Heart at Bryant, 4 p.m. Quinnipiac at CCSU, 4 p.m. Lehigh at Holy Cross, 4 p.m. Monmouth (NJ) at Fairleigh Dickinson, 4:30 p.m. Yale at Princeton, 6 p.m. Boston U. at Binghamton, 7 p.m. Harvard at Columbia, 7 p.m. Dartmouth at Cornell, 7 p.m. Xavier vs. Duquesne at CONSOL Energy Center, 7 p.m. Stony Brook at Hartford, 7 p.m. Rider at Iona, 7 p.m. Lafayette at Navy, 7 p.m. Brown at Penn, 7 p.m. Wagner at Robert Morris, 7 p.m. Mount St. Mary's at St. Francis (Pa.), 7 p.m. SOUTH Hofstra at UNC Wilmington, Noon Florida St. at Wake Forest, Noon Houston Baptist at New Orleans, 1 p.m. SIU-Edwardsville at UT-Martin, 1 p.m. Georgia Tech at Virginia Tech, 1 p.m. Arkansas at Vanderbilt, 1:30 p.m. Delaware at George Mason, 2 p.m. Towson at Georgia St., 2 p.m. North Carolina at Miami, 2 p.m. Presbyterian at Radford, 2 p.m. Jacksonville at Kennesaw St., 2:30 p.m. SE Louisiana at Nicholls St., 3 p.m. Marshall at UAB, 3 p.m. ETSU at Stetson, 3:15 p.m. Morgan St. at Coppin St., 4 p.m. Elon at Furman, 4 p.m.

Md.-Eastern Shore at Howard, 4 p.m. Auburn at Kentucky, 4 p.m. Bethune-Cookman at NC A&T, 4 p.m. Florida A&M at NC Central, 4 p.m. Cent. Arkansas at Northwestern St., 4 p.m. Northeastern at Old Dominion, 4 p.m. Memphis at Southern Miss., 4 p.m. East Carolina at UCF, 4 p.m. Longwood at Winthrop, 4 p.m. North Florida at Mercer, 4:30 p.m. Mississippi St. at Florida, 5 p.m. Texas A&M at Georgia, 5 p.m. SC-Upstate at Florida Gulf Coast, 5:15 p.m. Campbell at Charleston Southern, 5:30 p.m. Alabama A&M at Alabama St., 6 p.m. Prairie View at Grambling St., 6 p.m. Alcorn St. at MVSU, 6 p.m. Troy at Middle Tennessee, 6 p.m. Delaware St. at Norfolk St., 6 p.m. Saint Louis at Richmond, 6 p.m. SC State at Savannah St., 6 p.m. Texas Southern at Jackson St., 6:30 p.m. VCU at Charlotte, 7 p.m. Liberty at Gardner-Webb, 7 p.m. Coastal Carolina at High Point, 7 p.m. UNC Greensboro at Wofford, 7 p.m. Coll. of Charleston at Chattanooga, 7:30 p.m. Appalachian St. at Davidson, 7:30 p.m. W. Carolina at Georgia Southern, 7:30 p.m. E. Kentucky at Morehead St., 7:30 p.m. LSU at Alabama, 8 p.m. Texas St. at Louisiana Tech, 8 p.m. Tennessee St. at Murray St., 8 p.m. The Citadel at Samford, 8 p.m. Arkansas St. at W. Kentucky, 8 p.m. Belmont at Austin Peay, 8:30 p.m. FAU at South Alabama, 8:30 p.m. Jacksonville St. at Tennessee Tech, 8:30 p.m. MIDWEST Temple at Dayton, 11 a.m. Michigan at Wisconsin, Noon Akron at Miami (Ohio), 1 p.m. Mississippi at Missouri, 1 p.m. S. Illinois at Indiana St., 1:05 p.m. Detroit at Green Bay, 2 p.m. DePaul at Marquette, 2 p.m. Bowling Green at Ohio, 2 p.m. Nebraska-Omaha at IUPUI, 3 p.m. Valparaiso at Cleveland St., 4 p.m. Northwestern at Iowa, 4:30 p.m. S. Dakota St. at Oakland, 5 p.m. W. Michigan at Ball St., 6 p.m. NJIT at Chicago St., 6 p.m. Pittsburgh at Cincinnati, 6 p.m. Iowa St. at Kansas St., 6 p.m. South Dakota at UMKC, 6:15 p.m. E. Illinois at SE Missouri, 6:30 p.m. N. Dakota St. at IPFW, 7 p.m. Cent. Michigan at Kent St., 7 p.m. Michigan St. at Purdue, 7 p.m. E. Michigan at Toledo, 7 p.m. Missouri St. at Wichita St., 7:30 p.m. Wright St. at Milwaukee, 8 p.m. Penn St. at Nebraska, 9 p.m. Louisville at Notre Dame, 9 p.m. Illinois St. at Creighton, 10 p.m. SOUTHWEST Oklahoma St. at Texas, 1:45 p.m. Tulane at Houston, 2 p.m. Texas Tech at Baylor, 4 p.m. Kansas at Oklahoma, 4 p.m. West Virginia at TCU, 4 p.m. Lamar at Sam Houston St., 4:45 p.m. Oral Roberts at Stephen F. Austin, 7 p.m. FIU at North Texas, 8 p.m. SMU at Rice, 8 p.m. McNeese St. at Texas A&M-CC, 8 p.m. UTSA at Texas-Arlington, 8 p.m. Southern U. at Ark.-Pine Bluff, 8:30 p.m. Tulsa at UTEP, 9 p.m. FAR WEST E. Washington at N. Arizona, 3:05 p.m. Pepperdine at Portland, 4 p.m. Idaho at Denver, 6 p.m. Air Force at Nevada, 6 p.m. Fresno St. at San Diego St., 6 p.m. Stanford at Arizona St., 7 p.m. Wyoming at Boise St., 8 p.m. Loyola Marymount at Gonzaga, 8 p.m. Utah at Oregon, 8 p.m. San Francisco at BYU, 9 p.m. North Dakota at Montana, 9 p.m. Seattle at New Mexico St., 9 p.m. New Mexico at UNLV, 9 p.m. S. Utah at Weber St., 9 p.m. N. Colorado at Montana St., 9:05 p.m. Texas-Pan American at Utah Valley, 9:05 p.m. CS San Marcos at CS Bakersfield, 10 p.m. UC Davis at Cal Poly, 10 p.m. Pacific at UC Santa Barbara, 10 p.m. Washington St. at UCLA, 10 p.m. Long Beach St. at CS Northridge, 10:05 p.m. Portland St. at Sacramento St., 10:05 p.m. Saint Mary's (Cal) at San Diego, 11 p.m. Cal St.-Fullerton at UC Riverside, 11 p.m. UC Irvine at Hawaii, Mid Sunday, Feb. 10 EAST St. Francis (NY) vs. LIU Brooklyn at the Barclays Center, Noon UConn at Seton Hall, Noon Loyola (Md.) at Marist, 2 p.m. Canisius at Niagara, 2 p.m. Siena at St. Peter's, 2 p.m. St. John's at Syracuse, 3 p.m. Duke at Boston College, 6 p.m. James Madison at Drexel, 7 p.m. SOUTH NC State at Clemson, 1 p.m. Virginia at Maryland, 1 p.m. Tennessee at South Carolina, 1 p.m. Louisiana-Monroe at Louisiana-Lafayette, 8:15 p.m. MIDWEST Indiana at Ohio St., 1 p.m. Ill.-Chicago at Youngstown St., 2:05 p.m. N. Iowa at Bradley, 3 p.m. Illinois at Minnesota, 6 p.m. Drake at Evansville, 8:05 p.m. FAR WEST California at Arizona, 7 p.m. Colorado at Oregon St., 9 p.m. Washington at Southern Cal, 10 p.m.

Women’s Schedule Women's College Basketball Schedule All Times EST Friday, Feb. 8 EAST Princeton at Brown, 6 p.m. Columbia at Dartmouth, 7 p.m. Cornell at Harvard, 7 p.m. Siena at Manhattan, 7 p.m. Penn at Yale, 7 p.m. SOUTH Maryland at Wake Forest, 6:30 p.m. Duke at Virginia, 7 p.m. Virginia Tech at Georgia Tech, 8:30 p.m. MIDWEST Creighton at Indiana St., 7:05 p.m. Drake at Illinois St., 8:05 p.m. Bradley at Missouri St., 8:05 p.m.

N. Illinois at Wichita St., 8:05 p.m. FAR WEST Oregon St. at Colorado, 9 p.m. Oregon at Utah, 9 p.m. Southern Cal at Washington St., 9 p.m. Arizona at Stanford, 10 p.m. UCLA at Washington, 10 p.m. Arizona St. at California, 11 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9 EAST Quinnipiac at CCSU, Noon Sacred Heart at Bryant, 1 p.m. Loyola (Md.) at Canisius, 1 p.m. Albany (N.Y.) at Maine, 1 p.m. Vermont at UMBC, 1 p.m. Monmouth (N.J.) at Fairleigh Dickinson, 2 p.m. Navy at Lafayette, 2 p.m. South Florida at Providence, 2 p.m. LIU Brooklyn at St. Francis (N.Y.), 2 p.m. Georgetown at St. John's, 2 p.m. Notre Dame at Seton Hall, 2 p.m. Boston U. at Binghamton, 2:30 p.m. American at Colgate, 4 p.m. Rider at Iona, 4 p.m. Saint Peter's at Niagara, 4 p.m. Wagner at Robert Morris, 4 p.m. Mount St. Mary's at St. Francis (Pa.), 4 p.m. Hartford at Stony Brook, 4 p.m. Penn at Brown, 6 p.m. Columbia at Harvard, 6 p.m. Cincinnati at Rutgers, 6 p.m. Army at Bucknell, 7 p.m. Cornell at Dartmouth, 7 p.m. Princeton at Yale, 7 p.m. SOUTH Jacksonville at Kennesaw St., Noon SE Louisiana at Nicholls St., 1 p.m. ETSU at Stetson, 1 p.m. Campbell at Winthrop, 1 p.m. Davidson at Appalachian St., 2 p.m. Morgan St. at Coppin St., 2 p.m. Md.-Eastern Shore at Howard, 2 p.m. Liberty at Longwood, 2 p.m. Pittsburgh at Louisville, 2 p.m. North Florida at Mercer, 2 p.m. Bethune-Cookman at N.C. A&T, 2 p.m. Florida A&M at N.C. Central, 2 p.m. Cent. Arkansas at Northwestern St., 2 p.m. Coastal Carolina at UNC Asheville, 2 p.m. Furman at W. Carolina, 2 p.m. Alabama A&M at Alabama St., 4 p.m. Prairie View at Grambling St., 4 p.m. Texas Southern at Jackson St., 4 p.m. Alcorn St. at MVSU, 4 p.m. Delaware St. at Norfolk St., 4 p.m. UNC Greensboro at Samford, 4 p.m. S.C. State at Savannah St., 4 p.m. Charleston Southern at Gardner-Webb, 4:30 p.m. High Point at Radford, 4:30 p.m. Elon at Chattanooga, 5 p.m. Coll. of Charleston at Georgia Southern, 5 p.m. SIU Edwardsville at UT-Martin, 5 p.m. Arkansas St. at W. Kentucky, 5 p.m. E. Kentucky at Morehead St., 5:15 p.m. FAU at South Alabama, 6:05 p.m. Tennessee St. at Austin Peay, 6:15 p.m. Jacksonville St. at Tennessee Tech, 6:30 p.m. S.C.-Upstate at Florida Gulf Coast, 7:30 p.m. N. Kentucky at Lipscomb, 7:30 p.m. MIDWEST Ohio at E. Michigan, Noon Valparaiso at Detroit, 2 p.m. Kansas St. at Iowa St., 2 p.m. IUPUI at Nebraska Omaha, 2 p.m. West Virginia at Kansas, 3 p.m. Cleveland St. at Loyola of Chicago, 3 p.m. Akron at Miami (Ohio), 3 p.m. Montana at North Dakota, 3 p.m. UMKC at South Dakota, 3 p.m. Evansville at S. Illinois, 3:05 p.m. E. Illinois at SE Missouri, 4 p.m. Milwaukee at Green Bay, 8 p.m. IPFW at N. Dakota St., 8 p.m. Oakland at S. Dakota St., 8 p.m. Texas-Pan American at Chicago St., 8:30 p.m. SOUTHWEST McNeese St. at Texas A&M-CC, 2 p.m. Lamar at Sam Houston St., 2:30 p.m. New Orleans at Houston Baptist, 3 p.m. Louisiana Tech at Texas St., 3 p.m. Oral Roberts at Stephen F. Austin, 4:30 p.m. Southern U. at Ark.-Pine Bluff, 6 p.m. FIU at North Texas, 6 p.m. Texas-Arlington at UTSA, 7 p.m. Baylor at Texas, 8 p.m. Texas Tech at TCU, 8 p.m. FAR WEST Nevada at Air Force, 4 p.m. UNLV at New Mexico, 4 p.m. Boise St. at Wyoming, 4 p.m. Montana St. at N. Colorado, 4:05 p.m. Denver at Idaho, 5 p.m. Gonzaga at Loyola Marymount, 5 p.m. Portland at Pepperdine, 5 p.m. Sacramento St. at Portland St., 5 p.m. BYU at Saint Mary's (Cal), 5 p.m. Santa Clara at San Francisco, 5 p.m. Cal Poly at UC Davis, 5 p.m. NJIT at Utah Valley, 5 p.m. N. Arizona at E. Washington, 5:05 p.m. UC Riverside at Cal State Fullerton, 6 p.m. CS Northridge at Long Beach St., 7 p.m. UC Santa Barbara at Pacific, 7 p.m. New Mexico St. at Seattle, 7 p.m. Hawaii at UC Irvine, 7 p.m. San Diego St. at Fresno St., 8 p.m. Idaho St. at S. Utah, 9 p.m. San Jose St. at Utah St., 9 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 10 EAST VCU at St. Bonaventure, 1 p.m. Richmond at Duquesne, 2 p.m. Dayton at Fordham, 2 p.m. Butler at George Washington, 2 p.m. Holy Cross at Lehigh, 2 p.m. Fairfield at Manhattan, 2 p.m. UNC Wilmington at Northeastern, 2 p.m. Michigan St. at Penn St., 2 p.m. UMass at Rhode Island, 2 p.m. Charlotte at Saint Joseph's, 2 p.m. Marist at Siena, 2 p.m. Saint Louis at Temple, 2 p.m. Marquette at Villanova, 2 p.m. DePaul at UConn, 3:30 p.m. Old Dominion at Drexel, 4:30 p.m. SOUTH North Carolina at Georgia Tech, 11:30 a.m. Hofstra at Georgia St., Noon Georgia at LSU, 1:30 p.m. William & Mary at George Mason, 2 p.m. Delaware at James Madison, 2 p.m. Florida St. at Miami, 2 p.m. Clemson at N.C. State, 2 p.m. Mississippi at Tennessee, 2 p.m. Memphis at UCF, 2 p.m. Virginia at Virginia Tech, 2 p.m. Boston College at Wake Forest, 2 p.m. Arkansas at Alabama, 3 p.m. Florida at Auburn, 3 p.m. Troy at Middle Tennessee, 3 p.m. East Carolina at UAB, 3 p.m. Texas A&M at South Carolina, 3:30 p.m. Kentucky at Vanderbilt, 4 p.m.


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Versailles wrestlers Brunswick earn state berth



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Tigers gets past Coldwater 37-26 The Versailles wrestling advanced on to Saturday’s State Team Tournament with a 37-26 win over Coldwater in the regional finals. Versailles will wrestle Saturday at St. John Arena. The Tigers, the fourth seed in D-III, will wrestle fifth seed Upper Sandusky at 11 a.m. Freshman Nathan Henry (106), got the match started right with an exciting 5-3 overtime win over Coldwater’s Jay Uhlenhake. Kyle Dieringer (195)

and Andrew Smith (220) finished it right, recording pins to seal the Tigers victory. Versailles was leading 25-20 when Dieringer pinned Corey Selhorst of Coldwater in 3:35 With the Tigers forfeiting at 285, Smith needed to avoid being pinned in his match to clinch the victory. A tech. fall would have left it in a tie. Smith didn’t mess around, pinning Andrew Schwieterman in 3:22 to make them part of history — the first team state

tournament. Also recording pins for Versailles were Andrew Slonkosky (126) and Matt Subler (138) Slonkosky pinned Jordan Obringer in 2:36; while Subler pinned Reece Kaiser in 3:15. Matt Mangen (132) won by tech. fall over Alex Bolwer of Coldwater 25-10; while Kyle Platfoot (145) and Brandon Christian (152) both won by decision. Platfoot beat Troy Muhlenkamp 14-8, while Christian beat Jake Schmidt in a 9-8 thriller.

Mahan was prepared for worst of weather Shares early lead at Pebble Beach PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Hunter Mahan was bracing for the worst of Pebble Beach, his golf bag weighed down with rain gear and everything else to handle nasty weather. Instead, he was reminded how much he loves this place. It helps that Mahan drilled a 3-wood onto the 18th green for a two-putt birdie that gave him a 6under 66 and a share of the lead to par with Rus-

sell Knox in the Pebble Beach National Pro-Am. Better yet, the rain everyone was expecting early in the afternoon never showed up. So when Mahan was asked about the most interesting part of the day, all he could think of was that it was boring — in a good way. "I had a good time with my partner. The pace was great. The weather was good," he said. "I think the most interesting thing

was we had perfect weather when it was supposed to rain at noon. “We were all expecting rain. The bag probably weighs 100 pounds right now." Mahan took advantage of a gorgeous day by attacking Pebble Beach, the place to be when the conditions are calm. He missed only two greens — one of those on the edge — and only had one birdie attempt longer than 20 feet.

her sophomore season — particularly in the last two weeks. Not only was she named OCCAC Player of the Week for the second week in a row earlier this week — she was also named National Junior College Athletic Association Division II Player of the Week. “That’s a first for me,” Rank said with a big smile in his office Thursday before practice. “And we have had a number of great players here. And Kendra (Brunswick) deserves it. She works so hard. She has earned everything she has gotten.” In a four-game stretch, she averaged 27 points a game, including a careerhigh 35 against Lakeland Community College last Saturday, which included 15 of 18 shooting from the floor. “I only averaged about 12 points a game in high school,” Brunswick said. “I have never had a stretch like this. The second time coach called me (about the OCCAC honors), I was surprised. To be honored nationally, that’s pretty amazing. I expected to be successful (at Edison), but not like this. Last year, I played with a great player here (Brianna Innocent, who now plays for Wright State). I just want to work to be as good a player as she was.” What makes her so special to Rank is her teamfirst attitude. The 21 points she scored in an upset of Columbus State

meant much more than the career-high 35 in a blowout of Lakeland. “Kendra (Brunswick) just has such a great desire to win,” Rank said. “She will do whatever we ask her to do. She just plays so hard and earns everything she gets.” To Brunswick, her attitude is a no-brainer. “Of course (the Columbus State game meant more),” she said. “That was a huge win for us. We do (want to make a tournament run this year). And we know we can do it.” The shooting performance against Lakeland brings a smile to Brunswick’s face. “I only took five shots in the first half,” she said of her 35-point performance. “In the second half, the coaches told me to keep shooting. I was aware of it (her big game) a little bit. One of my teammates (after the game) said Kendra, look at your stats. I couldn’t believe it when I saw I had 35 points.” And the true measure of the 5-foot-7 guard — and the value to her team — goes well beyond her point production. While she may be the shortest player on the court at times, it is not unusual for her to lead the team in rebounds, assists for steals. She is averaging 4.6 rebounds, 4.6 assists and has 40 steals, helping the Chargers to a 14-5 record. She currently leads the OCCAC in scoring, averaging more than 25 points

in conference games. “That’s what I am talking about,” Rank said. “She just plays so hard and is scrappy out there. She is strong in every phase of the game. One of the things we have worked with her on is driving to the basket, because she is such a good shooter.” The one thing Brunswick doesn’t like to do is visit Rank on the bench. “When she came here (to Edison), she worked really hard and got in great condition,” Rank said. “There are times she doesn’t come out — when we need to her play all 40 minutes. I know it is probably tough on her, but she is happy to do it. She is playing as well as anyone in the conference right now.” Brunswick plans to play somewhere next year after her time at Edison is done — and while the last two weeks will certainly get colleges attention, Rank isn’t so sure she will go far. “This will get her notice,” he said. “But, her sister (Holly) plays for Ohio Dominican — I know she had talked at one time about wanting to play with her again. And I think she would like to play somewhere close so her parents and family can go to the games.” Just another reason Rank feels like he struck gold when he inherited Brunswick — and why he has been smiling ever since.

Greenville 48, Piqua 31 132: Nelson Roberts (G) won by forfeit 138: Hunter Bryant (P) won by maj. dec. 15-4 over Sam Barga (G) 145: Caje Kindred (P) p. Zach Phillips (G), :41. 152: William Niebert (G) won by forfeit. 160: Jerame Wright (P) dec. Brennan Getting (G) 11-5. 170: Tyler Chambers (P) p. Gunnar Fustas (G), 2:48. 182: Ben Whittington (G) p. Dalton Price (P), :41. 195: Eion Hogston (P) p. Kory Bannon (G), 5:31. 220: Nick Woodruff (G) won by forfeit. 285: Jake Hetzler won by forfeit. 106: Drew New (G) won by forfeit. 113: Kyle Carlisle (G) won by forfeit. 120: Hunter Gambrl (G) won by forfeit. 126: Ian Warner (G) won by forfeit.

Troy 51, Piqua 22


145: Caje Kindred (P) won by maj. dec. 14-6 over Cam Kauflin (T). 152: Brandon Lee (T) won by forfeit. 160: Logan Schlosser (T) maj. dec. 14-2 over Jerame Wright (P). 170: Tanner Chambers (P) p. Devon Burk (T), 1:30. 182: Dalton Price (P) won by forfeit. 195: Kevin McGraw (T) won by tech. fall 17-1 over Eion Hogston (P). 220: Andrew Kostecka (T) won by forfeit. 285: Alex Dalton (T) p. Jake Hetzler (P), 1:09. 106: Shane Love (T) won by forfeit. 113: Ben Andrews (T) won by forfeit. 120: Zayne Davidson (T) won by forrfeit. 126: Double forfeit. 132: Eric Cannaday (T) won by forfeit. 138: Hunter Bryant (P) p. Ryan Simon (T), 2:00.

Piqua’s Eion Hogston pins Greenville’s Kory Bannon in a 195-pound match.

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Piqua Jerame Wright controls Greenville’s Brennan Gettinger in a 160-pound match.

Piqua lost 48-31 to Greenville and 51-22 to Troy in a tri at Troy High School. “It was nice to see the kids come out and get something going against Greenville,” Piqua coach Scott Kaye said. “There was no way we were going to win with the forfeits. But, it had to be tough to swallow for Greenville, even though they won. To lose five of the six matches wrestled for us to go 6-1.” Caje Kindred (145), Tanner Chambers (170) and Eion Hogston (195) all won by pin. Hunter Bryant (138) had a major decision, Jerame Wright (160) won by decision and Jake Hetzler (285) picked up a forfeit. The most interesting match was Wright’s 11-5 win. He was leading Brennan Gettinger 6-2 in the third period and gave up a 3-point move with more than a minute remaining. But, Wright kept his composure, eventually reversed Gettinger and finished with a three-point move of his own to get the decision. “It was great to have Jerame (Wright) back out there,” Kaye said. “We

have trouble some times from the bottom, but he was able to battle out of it.” Against Troy, Bryant, Kindred and Chambers completed perfect 2-0 nights. After Kindred started the match with a major decision, Chambers recorded his second pin and Bryant finished the night with pin as the first period closed. “It was great to see Tanner (Chambers) pick up a couple wins like that,” Kaye said. “Hunter (Bryant) and Caje (Kindred) came out and wrestled smart, aggressive matches.” Dalton Price (170) added a forfeit win, while Wright, Hogston and Hetzler ran into three of Troy’s best in Logan Schlosser, Kevin McGraw and Alex Dalton. “We knew it wasn’t going to match up quite as well for us with Troy,” Kaye said. “I thought we wrestled them a lot better than the first time and gained some respect.” Piqua will wrestle in the Centerville Division I Invitational next Friday and Saturday.


Deputy given suspended sentence


Deputy given suspended sentence