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Northeast digging out after winter storm BY JAY LINDSAY AND MICHELLE R. SMITH Associated Press PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Emergency crews and residents struggled to clear roadways and sidewalks from a storm that rampaged through the Northeast, dumping up to 3 feet of snow and bringing howling winds that knocked out power to hundreds of thousands. Municipal workers from New York to Boston labored through the night into Sunday in snow-bound communities, where some motorists had to be rescued after spending hours stuck in wet, heavy snow. President Barack Obama declared a state of emergency for Connecticut, al-

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Author recounts events from 1913 flood PIQUA — The Miami County Historical and Genealogical Society invites the public to attend its February meeting featuring Fletcher author and lecturer Scott Trostle. On this years’ 100th anniversary of the 1913 flood, he will be recounting events from the flood from his newest book, “And Through the Black Night of Terror.” The meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19, at 6:30 p.m. 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.

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come by carbon monoxide as he sat in a running car to keep warm while his father shoveled Saturday morning. That death and the illnesses of several others exposed to carbon monoxide set off a flurry of safety warnings from public officials. Roads across the Northeast were impassable and cars were entombed by snow drifts on Saturday. Some people found the snow packed so high against their homes they couldn’t get their doors open. “It’s like lifting cement. They say it’s 2 feet, but I think it’s more like 3 feet,” said Michael Levesque, who was shoveling snow in Quincy, Mass., for a landscaping company. In Providence, where the drifts were 5

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feet high and telephone lines encrusted with ice and snow drooped under the weight, Jason Harrison labored for nearly three hours to clear his blocked driveway and front walk and still had more work to do. Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee cautioned that while the snow had stopped, the danger hadn’t passed: “People need to take this storm seriously, even after it’s over. If you have any kind of heart condition, be careful with the shoveling.” Blowing with hurricane-force winds of more than 80 mph in places, the storm hit hard along the heavily populated Interstate 95 corridor between New York


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Juvenile center’s repairs cost $1m

CLEVELAND (AP) — Repairs to a relatively new juvenile justice center in northeastern Ohio have cost taxpayers nearly $1 million. The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports that judges and others at the 14Cuyahoga month-old County Juvenile Justice Center requested maintenance 3,110 times last year. That’s an average of more than eight requests a day, including Saturdays, Sundays and holidays. The work included 126 sink repairs, 56 adjustments to the heating and MIKE ULLERY/STAFF PHOTO cooling system, 19 calls for Faith Holthaus, 9, of Sidney waves at family members in the audience during the Valentine’s Baby Contest leaking pipes, 14 inspecand Beauty Pageant at the Miami Valley Centre Mall on Saturday afternoon, as her mom, Mindy Merricle, far tions of roof drains and 13 refrigerator fixes. right, records the event on her phone. See Center/Page 2

Authorities offer $1 million for Dorner BY TAMI ABDOLLAH Associated Press

In December 0f 1888, the new 22-foot-long cars for the new Piqua Electric Street Railway arrived in town. They were painted yellow and orange on the top and brown and white on the bottom.


lowing federal aid to be used in recovery, and utilities in some hard-hit New England states predicted that the storm could leave some customers in the dark for days. “We’ve never seen anything like this,” said county official Steven Bellone of New York’s Long Island, which got more than 2½ feet of snow. More than 300,000 homes and businesses were without power Sunday, down from a peak of about 650,000. Some school districts announced they’d be closed Monday, complicating parents’ back to work schedules but giving kids another day for frolicking. At least 11 deaths in the U.S. were blamed on the snowstorm, including an 11-year-old boy in Boston who was over-

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Seeking leads in a massive manhunt, Los Angeles authorities on Sunday offered a $1 million reward for information leading to the arrest of Christopher Dorner, the former police officer suspected in three killings. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa announced the reward, raised

through several private and public donors, at a news conference at LAPD headquarters. “Our dedication to catch this killer remains steadfast,” Villaraigosa said. “We will not tolerate this reign of terror.” Meanwhile, authorities said camping gear was found along with weapons inside Dorner’s burned-out pickup truck. The vehicle found Thursday in the ski resort town of Big Bear Lake was

so charred that investigators couldn’t be more specific about the nature of its contents, Sgt. Rudy Lopez said. Also Sunday, police investigated a taunting phone call that may have been made by Dorner to the father of the woman they believe he killed last week. Two law enforcement officers who requested anonymity because of the ongoing investigation told The Associated Press they are trying

to determine if the call days after the killing was made by the 33year-old fugitive or a man posing as him. SWAT teams with air support and bloodhounds fanned out for the fourth day to search for Dorner, who has vowed revenge against several former LAPD colleagues whom he blames for ending his career. See Dorner/Page 2

Patton is Class Act with fourth-graders BY JOHN HAUER For the Daily Call PIQUA — Stacy Patton, fourth-grade language arts and social studies teacher at Washington Intermediate School, makes it her mission to help all of her students. “I don’t want any student to slip through the cracks,” she said. “I was lucky to have teachers who mentored and guided me when I was growing up.” Patton grew up in East St. Louis, but the family moved to Ohio, and she graduated from Mason High School in 1983. She helped with the school newspaper and yearbook, and she played soccer for several years. “I worked a lot during high school,” she said. MIKE ULLERY/STAFF PHOTO “I had a goal to buy a car, a CaMrs. Stacy Patton teaches her fourth grade class at Washington In- maro, and I did.” termediate School last week. Two teachers took an interest

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in Patton, and she credits them with keeping her on track and motivating her. “Mrs. Amburgy, my English teacher, and Mr. Girolami, my biology teacher, encouraged me and my interests,” Patton said. “They were both like my school parents.” Patton enrolled at Miami University. She earned her bachelor’s of science degree in education in 1987. Later, she received a master’s degree in the Teacher Leader program from the University of Dayton. After Miami, Patton wanted to gain teaching experience out of state. She looked into the Peace Corps, teaching on an Indian Reservation, even teaching in Alaska. “I ended up accepting a 3rd grade bilingual teaching position in a suburb of Los Angeles.” It was a big dose of culture shock See Patton/Page 2



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Dennis L. Heffner TIPP CITY — Dennis L. Heffner, 67, a native resident of Tipp City, local businessman and active c o m munity memb e r , d i e d S u n d a y , Feb. 10, 2013. H e passed a w a y HEFFNER peacefully while surrounded by his family after an eightmonth battle with cancer. He was born April 12, 1945, in Troy to C. Maurice and Betty (Detrick) Heffner. A graduate of Tippecanoe High School (1963) and the University of Cincinnati, owner of DJ’s Pizza Alley for the past 20 years. Survived by his wife of 44 years, Lynnelle (Applegett) Heffner, his two sons Jason D. (Gina) Heffner and Douglas L. Heffner, and his brother, Jack M. Heffner. Dennis

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had four grandchildren Kyle, Alex, Will, and Faith, and four nieces and nephews, Amanda (Jason) Mangano, Jessica (Eric) Rupnow Adam (Kristy) Meek, and Dawn (Dane) Widney. Dennis was an active member of the Tipp City Rotary Club, a Past Master of the Masonic Lodge, a 32nd Degree member of the Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite and a Patriarch member of the Troy Country Club. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday with visitation one hour before, visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday concluding with a Masonic Service. Both visitation and service will be held at the Tipp City United Methodist Church, corner of Third and Main Streets. Contributions may be made to Hospice of Dayton in loving memory of Denny. Arrangments entrusted to Frings and Bayliff Funeral Home, Tipp www.fringsandCity.

HOUSTON — Arthur W. Roeth, 90, of Houston, died at 8:38 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013, at Sterl i n g House o f Piqua. H e w a s b o r n Oct. 15, 1 9 2 2 , ROETH i n Shelby County, to the late Frederick William and Clara Matilda (Fessler) He married Roeth. Winifred J. Covault on Nov. 7, 1942, in Muncie, Ind.; she preceded him in death on Nov. 15, 2005. Survivors include a daughter-in-law, Paula Roeth of Arcanum; two grandchildren, Larry (Elizabeth) Roeth and Jeannie (Gary) Weldon; and three great-grandchildren, John, Autumn and Amber Weldon. He was preceded in death by three sons, Timothy, Noel, and Leon Roeth; two brothers; and four sisters.

chusetts Gov. Deval Patrick said Sunday on CBS’ “Face the Nation.” Boston got up to 2 feet of snow, according to the National Weather Service. The 14.8 inches that fell Saturday alone broke the city’s record for of 12.4 inches in a single day, set in 1994. Bradley Airport near Hartford, Conn., got 22 inches, for the No. 2 spot in the record books there. Concord, N.H., got 24 inches of snow, the secondhighest amount on record and a few inches short of the reading from the great Blizzard of 1888. In New York, where Central Park recorded 11 inches, not even enough to make the Top 10 list,

Mayor Michael Bloomberg said the city “dodged a bullet” and its streets were “in great shape.” The three major airports serving the city — LaGuardia, Kennedy and Newark, N.J. — were up and running by late morning after shutting down the evening before. Most of the power outages were in Massachusetts, where at its peak more than 400,000 homes and businesses were in the dark. In Rhode Island, a high of around 180,000 customers lost power, or about one-third of the state. Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island imposed travel bans to keep cars off the road and

Northeast Continued from page 1 City and Maine. Milford., Conn., got 38 inches of snow, and Portland, Maine, recorded 31.9, shattering a 1979 record. Several communities in New York and across New England got more than 2 feet. Still, the storm was not as bad as some of the forecasts led many to fear, and not as dire as the Blizzard of ‘78, used by longtime New Englanders as the benchmark by which all other winter storms are measured. “Considering the severity, of the storm, the amount of snow and the wind, we’ve come though this pretty well,” Massa-

Mr. Roeth was a 1941 graduate of Houston High School and was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church of Covington. He was a lifelong farmer, and was a breeder and showman of miniature and toy poodles. Arthur was a member of the National Brown Swiss Assn., the Farm Bureau, the Ohio Farmers Union, and Moose Lodge 568 of Sidney. A service to honor his life will be conducted at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Jamieson & Yannucci Funeral Home with the Rev. Stephen Nierman officiating. Burial will follow in Forest Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Miami County, P.O. Box 502, Troy, OH 45373. Guestbook condolences and expressions of sympathy, to be provided to the family, may be expressed through

COVINGTON — Katherine Ruth Rice, 83, of Covington, passed away S a t u rd a y , Feb. 9, 2013, t a Upper Va l l e y Medi c a l Center. She w a s b o r n RICE June 21, 1929, in Durham, Ontario, Canada, to her parents Elmer and Ruth (Miller) Trafford. She graduated from Durham High School and attended the Northern Business College of Owen Sound, attaining an executive secretary certificate. Following her schooling, she went to work for the Ontario Department of Highways. She later worked for Kelvinator of Canada as an executive secretary where her employer requested for her to move to the Stolle Corporation in Sidney in 1956. On June 14, 1958, she married Donald Rice and together they shared a life for 54 years. When her let plows do their work, husband was finishing his and the National Guard residency in Denver, Colo., helped clear highways in she worked at Continental Connecticut, where more than 240 accidents were reported. The Guardsmen rescued about 90 people, WEST NEWBURY — including a few who had hypothermia and were Michael “Mickey” H. Flinn, 65, of West Newtaken to hospitals. bury, died Monday, Feb. 4, On Long Island, hun2013, at the Kaplan Famdreds of drivers spent a ily Hospice House in Dancold and scary night stuck vers, surrounded by his on the highways. Even loving family. He was the snowplows got bogged beloved husband of Susie down or were blocked by (Norris) Flinn. Born in Sidney on Aug. stuck cars, so emergency workers used snowmo- 25, 1947, he was the son of biles to try to reach mo- the late Hudson and Lutorists, many of whom cille (Hemmert) Flinn. were still waiting to be Mickey received a Masters in Finance from the Unirescued hours after the versity of Dayton and snow had stopped. worked as a Branch Man-

dependent learners, but they still have a little bit of innocence left. They want someone to validate them, to let them know that what they have to say matters, and that they matter.” Patton admits that everyday can present new challenges. “The longer I do this, the more I realize how little I know,” she said. “I am always learning something.” In class, Patton stresses the power and beauty of the spoken and written word. “I want to empower my students. To let them find their voice,” she said. The students and Patton make daily entries into their writer’s notebooks. “Journals are a safe environment, a good outlet to share many things,” she said. “The students are starting to look back at all the writing they’ve done thus far and are wondering if they’ll have enough pages to finish the year.” Patton’s students and other students at Washington are undertak-

ing a community-wide project to preserve the memories of the Washington School building. “This is the last year for Washington, so we want to chronicle a history through the recollections of former students,” Patton said. Any former student of the building is encouraged to be a part of this project and be interviewed by a current Washington student. Arrangements can be made by calling Mrs. Iddings at Washington at 773-8472. Away from school, Patton and her husband of 10 years, Ron who owns and operates a Mac Tools truck are very active in the Champaign County Cruisers, a car club headquartered in Urbana. The Pattons restored and show an award winning 1965 Ford F100 truck. “The Cruisers sponsor the best Car Show in the area every 4th of July,” Stacy said. “All the proceeds are donated to local charities.” The couple lives in Sidney in a house that Ron bought when he was 19 years old.

Dorner Continued from page 1 The effort was significantly scaled back as the weekend went on, with 25 officers and a single helicopter looking for clues in the forest and going doorto-door at some 600 cabins in the San Bernardino mountains, about 80 miles northeast of downtown Los Angeles. On Saturday, Chief

Charlie Beck said officials would re-examine the allegations by Dorner that his law enforcement career was undone by racist colleagues. While he promised to hear out Dorner if he surrenders, Beck stressed that he was ordering a review of his 2007 case because he takes the allegation of racism in his department seriously.

Authorities suspect Dorner in a series of attacks in Southern California over the past week that have left three people dead. Authorities say he has vowed revenge against several former colleagues. The killings and threats that Dorner allegedly made in an online rant have led police to provide protection to 50 families, Beck said.

ager for Crown Equipment Corporation based in New Bremen. Mickey also proudly served in the U.S. Navy from 19681974. In addition to his wife of 44 years, Susie, he is survived by three beloved children, Kellie Hochheiser and husband

And on 59 occasions, crews were summoned to hang pictures, clocks and other items on walls. Records show 91 hours spent on wall hangings, but do not assign a cost. Juvenile court officials did not respond to questions about maintenance costs for their complex. But County Councilman Mike Gal-

D av i d , S e a n Michael Flinn and w i f e Kirstin; and Holly Flinn; three grandchildren, Grady Michael Flinn and Avery and Declan Hochheiser; two brothers and a sister, Patrick Flinn, Timm Flinn and Julie Flinn; five nieces and three nephews, and many dear friends. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to the Dana Farber Cancer Institute or Veterans Northeast Outreach Center at 65 Cedar Street, Haverhill, MA 01830 or A Celebration of Life gathering was held Sunday Feb. 10, at the Dalton Club, 95 State St., Newburyport.

Death notices SIDNEY — Brenda J. Teegarden, 52, 728 Marilyn Dr., Sidney, passed away Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013, at 1:10 p.m. at her residence. Funeral Services will be held Thursday at the Crossroad Church Of God, 9330 Looney Rd., Piqua, with Pastor Jerry Wilson officiating. Burial will be at Cedar Point Cemetery in Pasco. Friends may call Wednesday at Cromes Funeral Home, 302 S. Main Ave., Sidney. Memorials may be made to Wilson Hospice Care in memory of Brenda J. Teegarden. Condolences may be expressed to the Teegarden family at our website,

WEST MILTON — Thelma Onalee Spears, 88, of West Milton, passed away on Friday, Feb. 8, 2013, at Hospice of Dayton. Funeral services will be held Thursday at the HaleSarver Family Funeral Home, 284 N. Miami St., West Milton, burial to follow at Riverside Cemetery, West Milton. Friends may call on Wednesday at HaleA captain who was Sarver. named a target in the manifesto posted on Facebook told the Orange Look forward to an agent you can trust County Register he has not stepped outside his with your car, home and your life. house since he learned of the threat. Get the advice and personal attention you deserve. In his online manifesto, Dorner vowed to use “every bit of small arms training, demolition, ordnance and survival training I’ve been given.” Auto Home Life Business

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Airlines as an executive secretary and unofficially approved the food to be served to airline passengers. In the early 60s, they moved to Covington, and established a new medical practice D.W. Rice MD. She was preceded in death by her husband, Donald W. Rice; brothers, Harold Trafford, Patrick Trafford, Gilbert Trafford; sister Lucille Cutting. She will be missed and remembered by her sons and daughter-in-law, Steven and Gina Rice of Beavercreek, Eric Rice of Troy; granddaughter, Angeline Catherine Rice; brother and sister-in-law, Eric “Bud” and Yolande Trafford of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Services will be held at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Jackson-Sarver Funeral Home, 10 S. High St., Covington, with Pastor James Van Zile officiating. The family will receive friends from 5-6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. If so desired memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society or Boy Scout of America. Online memories may be left for the family at

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Patton Continued from page 1 for the rookie teacher from the midwest. “The experience taught me how to adapt quickly and how to ‘learn on my feet’ with each new day.” In 1993, she took a job with Piqua City Schools to teach at South Street School and Nicklin. During her 19 years with the district, Patton has taught grades 2-5. “Teaching different grade levels not only keeps you fresh, but it also gives you a better understanding of the curriculum,” she said. Two of Patton’s principals have had a big influence on her teaching and classroom management. Lou Anderson, retired principal at Nicklin, and Rebecca Holthaus, former principal at Washington, mentored Patton during the early years of her career. “They were very positive with a no nonsense attitude about getting the job done,” Patton said. “I love teaching fourth graders,” she said. “They are intriguing, in-

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This Oct. 4, 2012 file photo shows un-harvested corn in a field near Council Bluffs, Iowa. Corn growers had high hopes going into the 2012 planting season but the drought that began last spring hit the corn crop hard. As a result, corn prices skyrocketed and corn has become scarce in some regions, forcing 20 ethanol plants around the country to halt production. Most are not expected to resume production until after 2013 corn is harvested in late August or September.

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The persistent drought is taking a toll on producers of ethanol, with corn becoming so scarce that nearly two dozen ethanol plants have been forced to halt production. The Renewable Fuels Association, an ethanol industry trade group, provided data to The Associated Press showing that 20 of the nation’s 211 ethanol plants have ceased production over the past year, including five in January. Most remain open, with workers spending time performing maintenance-type tasks. But ethanol production won’t likely resume until after 2013 corn is harvested in late August or September. Industry experts don’t expect a shortage — millions of barrels are stockpiled and the remaining 191 plants are still producing. Still, there is growing concern about what happens if the drought lingers through another corn-growing season. “There’s a lot of anxiety in the industry right now about the drought and a lot of folks watching the weather and hoping and praying this drought is going to break,” said Geoff Cooper, vice president for research and analysis for the Renewable Fuels Association. “If we get back to a normal pattern and normal corn crop, then I think the industry is in good shape,” Cooper said. “But if this drought persists and it has the same effect on this coming corn crop, then we’ve got a problem.” America’s ethanol industry has taken off in the past decade. Plants in 28 states produce more than 13 billion gallons of ethanol each year, Cooper said. By comparison, in 2002, the industry produced 2.1 billion gallons. Today, roughly 10 percent of the U.S. gasoline supply is made up of the biofuel. Roughly 95 percent of U.S. ethanol is made from corn. The National Corn Growers Association estimates that 39 percent of the U.S. corn crop is used in ethanol production. Corn producers had high hopes going into 2012. Record harvests were predicted. Then the weather dried up. The

drought began before planting and never stopped. Even though more acres were planted in 2012 compared to 2011, 13 percent less corn was harvested. Availability of locally produced corn is vital for ethanol plants since having it shipped in is too expensive. To make matters worse, the drought hit hardest in many of the top corn-growing states. Six of the 20 ethanol plants that stopped production are in Nebraska, two in Indiana, and two in Minnesota. Ten states have seen one plant affected. Cooper said the 20 plants employ roughly 1,000 workers combined, but it wasn’t known how many have been laid off. Valero Energy Corp., idled three plants last year — in North Linden, Ind., and Albion, Neb., in June; and in Bloomingburg, Ohio, in December. Five plants ceased production in January alone — Abengoa plants in the Nebraska towns of York and Ravenna; a White Energy plant in Plainview, Texas; an Aemetis facility in Keyes, Calif.; and POET Biorefining’s mid-Missouri plant in Macon. The production stoppages are cutting into ethanol production. The 770,000 gallons per day produced in the last full week of January were the fewest since the U.S. Energy Information Administration began tracking weekly data in June 2010. That’s not much of an issue for consumers, at least for now, because there are plenty of stockpiles of ethanol. Purdue University agriculture economist Chris Hurt said the nation has more than 20 million barrels of ethanol in stock, slightly more than a year ago, largely because Americans are driving less and driving more fuel-efficient cars. Cooper said, though, that stockpiles are expected to dwindle in the spring and summer as demand picks up and plants remain idled. Hurt said the ethanol industry needs an end to the drought, a strong corn crop and a drop in corn prices. Corn futures were $5.51 a bushel in May, before the drought’s impact took hold. Prices rose to a peak of $8.34 per bushel in August and were $7.46 per bushel last week.

“I cannot see any profitability in this industry until we get lower corn prices, and it’s going to take a reasonable-sized U.S. crop,” Hurt said. Officials at the nation’s leading ethanol makers — Archer Daniels Midland and POET — declined to speculate about whether additional plants will close. POET spokesman Matt Merritt said producing ethanol at Macon became cost-prohibitive because of the lack of available Missouri corn, and shipping it in was simply too expensive. Cooper said most of the idled plants expect to restart production — just not anytime soon. Corn is expected to remain scarce and expensive at least until the 2013 crop is harvested, starting in late August and into September. Cooper believes ethanol production won’t resume at most plants until then. For now, many of the plants remain open with workers doing maintenance or helping to modernize the facilities while they wait for production to resume, Cooper said. Only one of the closed production facilities, an ADM plant in Wallhalla, N.D., may be closed for good, Cooper said. “Generally the industry is optimistic,” Cooper said. “We’re just going through a rough patch here.” Not everyone associated with the industry is that optimistic. Brian Baalman farms near Menlo, Kan., typically growing 8,000 acres of corn each year. Last year’s crop was about one-third of that. This year, he may plant only the one-third of his acreage where irrigation is available this summer. Like many growers, Baalman has a direct interest in ethanol. He is on the board of Western Plans Energy in Oakley, Kan., and has stock in seven ethanol plants. He said nearrecord prices for corn, driven up by the drought-fueled shortage, are making ethanol production costs too high. “We are burning up all our excess cash just to stay running at a reduced rate to keep people working and keep the people there, keep the lights on, so to speak,” Baalman said. “It’s very tough right now.” “A lot of these ethanol plants aren’t going to make it,” Baalman said


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More guns rowing old with the person you married at age 21 has some advantages. One of them is getting fewer and fewer colds. By the time you reach your 60s, you have been exposed to most of the rhinoviruses that cause them. My wife and I haven’t had a cold in some time so you can imagine my consternation when she recently started sneezing and blowing her nose. She figures she got it from one of her students (she returned to teaching part time last August). Being retired for two years meant she had lost her immunization against teenagers. I checked the medicine cabinet for some relief but felt a little like Old Mother Hubbard — the cupboard was almost bare. I didn’t trust the slightly rusty tin can of Alka Seltzer with “Speedy” on the label along with “Plop Plop What a Relief It Is” since it was out of date but which I could probably sell on eBay. So it was off to the store to get some decongestants and antihistamine. The decongestants were all behind the pharmacy counter. I had to show my driver’s license to get a 10-count package of Sudafed. This came as no surprise since I knew that the active ingredient in Sudafed is an ingredient used in making methamphetamine — meth. What did get my attention was that the druggist then ran my personal information against a nationwide database. I felt as if a huge hot spotlight had snapped on and wondered if the other customers in line were eyeing me as some sort of GARY OGG drug felon. Columnist As I paid the druggist, I mentioned how ludicrous this safety process was since I could pocket the meds and proceed down the road to Bill Goodman’s Gun and Knife Show, where with no questions asked and probably no ID shown I could purchase all sorts of military grade weaponry including the very popular semi-automatic AR-15 assault rifle and pick up a few large capacity magazines as well. Returning to my car, a slightly altered image came to mind of the iconic photograph of Lee Harvey Oswald standing with his rifle in hand perched on his hip and a package of Sudafed’s in the other, wondering which held the potential for more harm to the public. Now the executive vice-president of the NRA, Wayne LaPierre, argues that mandatory background checks for all gun purchasers would amount to the creation of a national database allowing the government to come for your guns — at some point in the future. He’s paid just shy of a $1 million per year by the NRA so his opinion is no surprise. However, I bet he gets sick once in a while so when he buys his Sudafed, his personal information goes into the meth database. Does he believe that the government will come for his cold medicine? Maybe he attends decongestant drug shows where no ID is required and you can buy unlimited quantities from seller’s car trunks. Just wondering. With more guns than people in the United States, there is simply no practical way to round them all up. And even if such a plan could be designed, our 80 million gun-toting citizens have cops and feds outnumbered by a factor of 79 to 1. Here’s another popular gun myth — guns don’t kill people — people kill people. Research by Pediatrics as well as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, shows that people with more guns tend to kill more people — with guns. Gun death rates tend to be higher in states with higher rates of gun ownership.The states with the highest gun ownership rates have a gun murder rate 114 percent higher than those with the lowest gun ownership rates. Gun death rates are generally lower in states with restrictions such as assault-weapons bans or safe-storage requirements. Then there’s the myth that keeping a gun at home makes you safer. Research again shows owning a gun has been linked to higher risks of homicide, suicide and accidental death by gun. For every time a gun is used in selfdefense in the home, there are seven assaults or murders, 11 suicide attempts, and four accidents involving guns in or around a home. Forty-three percent of homes with guns and kids have at least one unlocked firearm. And in an experiment using an unloaded gun, one third of 8-to-12-yearold boy participants who found a handgun pulled the trigger, according to the Journal of Public Health. Many believe that carrying a gun for self-defense makes you safer. In 2011, the FBI reported nearly 10 times more people were shot and killed in arguments than by civilians trying to stop a crime. In another survey, nearly 1 percent of Americans reported using guns to defend themselves or their property. However, a closer look at their claims by the British Medical Journal found that more than 50 percent involved using guns in an aggressive manner, such as escalating an argument.A Philadelphia study found that the odds of an assault victim being shot were 4.5 times greater if he carried a gun. His odds of being killed were 4.2 times greater. Research dispels many more gun myths but the good news is that I did NOT catch my wife’s cold. I must have danced with this particular rhinovirus before we met.


Gary Ogg is a retired elementary school principal. He lives south of Casstown with his wife of 40 years, Kathy, along with two Dachshunds, Cinder and Ella. Ogg received a bachelor’s degree in family/child development from The Ohio State University, a master’s in school administration from the University of Cincinnati and a masters’ in counseling from the University of Dayton.


GOP aims to ease bloodshed in 2016 primary debates of debates,” some party offiWhile we were playing cials would like to see the footsie debating each other number cut in half. 22 times, they were spendFinally, who conducts the ing $100 million on technoldebates? The last time around, ogy,” Republican National some conservatives expressed Committee Chairman Reince anger about what they saw as Priebus said recently, referring liberal journalists subjecting to his party’s rigorous debate GOP candidates to hostile schedule in the 2012 GOP BYRON YORK questioning.“The Republicans presidential primary season. have let this become the realThe last campaign, many ReColumnist ity show of presidential polipublican insiders said during a recent RNC meeting, had too many de- tics,” said Katon Dawson, a former chairman bates, the result of which was a GOP argu- of the South Carolina GOP, during that ing with itself while Democrats prepared the state’s primary week in January 2012. “We’ve let it be driven by people who don’t way for Barack Obama’s victory. There’s no doubt the Republican debates like us. ... For that hour and a half of earned produced many damaging moments for the media, we have let the drive-by shooting of party.There was Mitt Romney’s $10,000 bet the liberal media come after our Republican offer, which helped cement his image as an candidates unfettered.” Dawson wasn’t alone. Many Republicans out-of-touch rich guy. There were any number of gaffes from Rick Perry, culminating in scratched their heads during a New HampPerry’s painful-to-watch “Oops” moment. shire debate in which ABC’s George There was Michele Bachmann’s HPV vac- Stephanopoulos, a former Clinton operative, cine blunder.There were bare-knuckle fights grilled Romney on the topic of contraception. over immigration. And there was warfare Where did that come from? Later, when Debetween Romney and Newt Gingrich, in mocrats sought to make contraception a which Gingrich prevailed in South Carolina campaign issue, Republicans saw only to be flattened by Romney in Florida. Stephanopoulos’ questions as a partisan By the end, there was a lot of blood on the preview of what was to come. So who should conduct the debates in floor. Now a panel of GOP veterans appointed 2016? “That’s a tricky question,” says Fleisby Priebus is studying what changes should cher. “Putting on a proper live debate is no be made next time around.They’re focusing simple matter, and usually the people who on three questions: 1) At what point in the are good at it are the networks or the cables. campaign should debates begin; 2) How So it’s something we’ve got to work through many debates should be held; and 3) Who and talk through, to figure out how the debates are going to be reflective of what a Reshould conduct them? The first debate of the 2012 GOP race was publican primary voter thinks.” In the end, originally scheduled for April 2011. It was the party might decide to assign a few depostponed, and the debates actually started bates to organizations that did not conduct a little later, but many Republicans believe them in 2012. National party officials can’t just dictate that was still way too early. “With all the demands on candidates, the changes; state parties will have a lot to say importance of grassroots campaigning and about it, too. But the bottom line is that 2016 meeting voters, are you well served by hav- will likely have fewer Republican debates, ing a debate process begin that early?” asks starting later, with perhaps some originatAri Fleischer, the former Bush White House ing outside what Matt Drudge calls ABCspokesman who is part of the RNC group re- CBSNBCFOXCNNMSNBC. There will still be plenty of fighting. And viewing debate policy. Many Republicans believe the answer is Republican officials point out that Democno.They would like to see no debates until at rats, too, are likely to have a wide-open race least fall, before the first caucuses and pri- in 2016, with a field that includes some canmaries. (They also hope to see those cau- didates -- remember Al Sharpton and Mike cuses and primaries start later than the first Gravel? -- who won’t exactly bring glory to week of January, which has been the case in the Democratic Party. That will be their problem. For Republithe last two campaigns.) Once the debating starts, how many cans, there is a real determination to avoid should there be? “There is a sense that 20 the exhausting and rocky road the candidebates might be a tad too many,” says Fleis- dates traveled in 2012. cher. Although Fleischer calls debates a Byron York is chief political correspondent “vital part of the process” and says the group seeks to have “a healthy, significant number for The Washington Examiner.

WASHINGTON (AP) — A leading Republican senator said Sunday he would hold up Senate confirmation of President Barack Obama’s nominees to head the Pentagon and the CIA until the White House provided more answers about the Sept. 11 attack against a U.S. installation in Benghazi, Libya. The White House took aim at South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham, a persistent critic of Obama’s response to the terrorist assault, by urging quick approval of the president’s second-term national security team and scolding any lawmakers trying to “play politics” with critical nominations. Graham accused the House of White “stonewalling” requests to release more information about the attack that killed four Americans, including the U.S. ambassador to Libya. “We’re going to get to the bottom of Benghazi,” he told CBS’ “Face the Nation.” A Democratic colleague branded Graham’s threat to stall the nominations of former Sen. Chuck Hagel, R-Neb., to be defense secretary and John Brennan, Obama’s top counterterrorism adviser, to be CIA director as “unprecedented and unwarranted.” Senators should have the chance to vote on the fate of those nominees, said Sen. Jack Reed of Rhode Island. The White House did not address Graham’s demand for more information, but did note that Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and Army Gen. Martin Dempsey, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, testified Thursday before Congress about the chaotic day of the Sept. 11 attack.

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LIFE ON THE DEATH STAR: It was an entire planet (twice) created by Dark Side, but what’s it like to live there? How are property values? The whole thing looks entirely grey. Where are the parks? Where do the Stormtroopers get their helmets? This would have to be directed by the comedian Eddie Izzard, who contemplated

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course, that Princess Leia was that Skywalker, the twin sister of Luke. But what if Yoda came back to say, “There is another another Skywalker”? Not twins, but triplets. Imagine the possibilities. I’m thinking the third Skywalker should be the black sheep of the family (other than, um, Darth Vader). Possible casting choices for the third, less talented Skywalker: John Goodman, Will Ferrell, Tina Fey, Jason Schwartzman.

C-3PO AND R2D2 ON HOLIDAY: Because droids need a vacation, too. R2D2 and C3PO finally get away for an eventful week in the Caribbean where the two learn some lasting lessons on friendship, love and the effects of salt water on OLD HAN SOLO: their parts. The tagline: Granted, young Han “These ARE the droids Solo is probably very dashyou’re looking for.” ing and risk-taking. But don’t we all kind of expect ANOTHER SKY- old Han would end up a lot WALKER: like old Elvis? His hardIt was long ago that on living is sure to catch up his death bed, Yoda ut- with him. All that time tered his last words: frozen in carbonite can’t “There is another Sky- be good for your metabowalker.” It turned out, of lism.

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Today’s deal occurred in the final of the 2011 world team championship for the Bermuda Bowl, held in Veldhoven, the Netherlands. The event was won by a young squad from the host country, who defeated an equally young group of Americans by 45 IMPs in the 128-board final. The U.S got off to a fast start in the early going, leading by 21 IMPs after the first quarter, with this deal accounting for about half that margin. When the board was first played, the Dutch pair of Bauke Muller, North, and Simon de Wijs, South, wound up in five spades

doubled on the auction shown. After South’s weak two opening, West’s threespade bid showed hearts and a minor, whereupon North ventured a conservative raise to four spades. East’s four notrump asked West to clarify his hand, and when South intervened with five spades, West doubled, thinking he would settle for a “sure” plus score. Wijs had no problem making the doubled contract with an overtrick, losing only a diamond for a score of +1050. Considering that six spades was virtually laydown, this impressivesounding result was not as good as it might at first seem. Sure enough, at the other table, where Justin Lall and Joe Grue were North-South for the U.S., Lall leaped directly to the spade slam at his first turn after the bidding started the same way. Lall knew his side had no spade or club losers, and that the king of hearts

DEAR ABBY: Valentine’s Day is approaching, and I wanted to write concerning those of us who are single by choice, by circumstance, because of the death of a spouse or divorce. This holiday was set aside to celebrate love and lovers, but it can be a lonely time for people who find themselves without a significant other. Valentine’s Day is so commercialized that one is bombarded by ads for gifts, candy, etc., from every angle, which only enforces one’s aloneness. The message is subtly sent — but received loud and clear — that an individual without a partner is worthless. I would like to urge your readers this year to include those who are alone through divorce or widowhood in their celebration of this day. Make it a day on which they too can feel special, loved, and a part of things rather than isolated, forgotten and alone. And don’t stop there. All holidays can be lonely for those who have lost loved ones. Include these people in your holiday plans. You will be blessed by sharing, and they will be uplifted to know someone cares. — SOLO IN TEXAS

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This 1977 file image provided by 20th Century-Fox Film Corporation ahows, from left, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, and Mark Hamill in a scene from “Star Wars” movie released by 20th Century-Fox in 1977. Having recently purchased the “Star Wars” franchise from Lucasfilm for $4 billion, the Walt Disney Co. is shifting the films into hyperdrive. Not only has Disney already begun working on a new trilogy, to start with J.J. Abrams directing episode seven, but reports this week have said possible spinoffs are being developed for young Han Solo, the bounty hunter Boba Fett and Yoda. Band? Technically known as Figrin D’an and the Modal Nodes, one can’t help but wonder about the band dynamics. Is Figrin D’an like the Sammy Hager of the outfit and Doikk Na’ts the Eddie Van Halen? Do they tour? And what about Max Rebo, the blue elephant-looking guy who plays keyboards in Jabba the Hutt’s palace. Do they ever jam together??


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Suggestions for Disney on ‘Star Wars’ spinoffs NEW YORK (AP) — Having recently purchased the “Star Wars” franchise from Lucasfilm for $4 billion, the Walt Disney Co. is shifting the films into hyperdrive. Not only has Disney already begun working on a new trilogy, to start with J.J. Abrams directing episode seven, but studio chief Bob Iger said this week have said possible spinoffs are being developed for young Han Solo, the bounty hunter Boba Fett and Yoda. Obviously, the tauntaun is totally out of the bag. The “Star Wars” universe is set to rapidly expand, with every penny drained out of George Lucas’ franchise. But why stop with a few predictable choices when there are others deserving of a close-up? Here are a few lighthearted suggestions for further “Star Wars” spinoffs.

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four places from which to choose. You can run in and check to see what Al and staff have at BP. There is Market Fresh Foods, and their sizeable double-door donut cabinet. Downtown, you’ve got the new Battern-Grounds. And on Broadway, you have the even newer Vogel’s Bake Shop. Since starting my diet plan, I’ve gone out to grab some donuts on two different occasions (two phrases that don’t go well together), and my post-10 a.m. arrival has meant that the two new donut shops have been fresh out of goods when I walk in – always a bit of a disappointment for me, but something I still take as a good sign, as I hope both businesses are doing well. So a couple weekends ago, I ended up at Market Fresh, and I ended up knocking back [COUGHfour] donuts, which should satisfy my craving for those for the next six months or so, when I’ll

Boxes will be provided at high school TROY — Troy High School Key Club and Troy High School Athletic Department will be giving $1 off admission to all attending the Troy-Piqua basketball games on Friday, Feb. 15, when they bring in a canned food item. All canned goods will be donated to St. Pat’s Soup Kitchen in Troy, according to Courtney Cald-

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supper is set for Wednesday, March 6 at Covington High School. Serving times are 4:30-6:30 p.m., and all proceeds go to the Dollars For Scholars scholarship fund. A CHS music concert follows immediately after dinner, so you are invited to attend both events. The spaghetti supper, along with the community scholarship fund drive, which is getting underway now, helped award $30,000 of scholarship money to the Class of 2012 alone. This has been an important event for a lot of years, and you can help out the class of 2013 by making a scholarship fund donation to Karen Brackman at Covington High School, 807 Chestnut St., Covington. For more information, call the school at 473-3746. • Mark your calendars now! The Covington High School drama club presents “Jolly Roger and the Pirate Queen” on Friday, March 22 and Saturday, March 23 at the Covington Middle School stage. There will be pirates, comedy and those coconut umbrella drink things, so you won’t want to miss it.

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PBPA to meet on Wednesday There will be a Piqua Baseball Parents Association meeting Wednesday in the PHS library. The meeting is mandatory and will be held at 7 p.m.

■ Basketball

Piqua boys get big win The Piqua eighth grade boys basketball team became the first junior high Indian team to make the GWOC Gold Brcket semifinals Saturday with a 50-42 win over Fairborn. Piqua, 12-5, will play 160 Springfield at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday night at Trotwood. Everyone in the starting five played a solid game, which is what it took to knock off 11-5 Springfield. Nathan Monnin had another double-double with 22 points and 11 rebounds. Storm Cook scored 16 points and Gage Smith had six points and five rebounds.


Piqua boys fall on road

Something to play for Piqua likes draw

Bethel edges Lehman

BY ROB KISER Sports Editor

LEBANON — The Piqua boys basketball team had the lead in the fourth quarter, before Lebanon rallied for a 54-48 victory in the GWOC crossover Saturday night in Lebanon. And while Piqua coach Heath Butler knows his team could easily have double the seven wins they have right now — he also knows they can only worry about what they can control. Friday’s regular season finale with Troy and an upcoming sectional tournament game with Fairmont. “Easily double (what their win total could be),” Butler said. “But, our focus is on a game with Troy the kids really want bad. Then, we feel like we got a very good tournament draw and we have a week to prepare for that game.” In a game that was back-and-fourth, Piqua led 15-13 after one quarter, trailed 22-21 at half and led 34-33 after three quarters. “We opened the lead to eight in the

DAYTON — If Piqua basketball coach Heath Butler had any doubts about the way the Indians program is viewed by other coaches — he had them answered at Sunday’s Division I sectional tournament draw. In a positive way. The Indians, who have seemingly drawn a one or two seed for the last four years — got a very different result this time. Playing in the Vandalia D-I sectional, Piqua, 7-14 received the 15th seed. “You can see the respect the program is starting to get,” Butler said. “And pretty much every coach had us in the same spot.” The Indians will open with a realistic chance of their first tournament win since the 2006-07 season. See DRAW/Page 9


Heath Butler and Piqua like their touranment draw.

See BOYS/Page 9

Much better ‘showing’

PIQUA SCORING Cook 16, Patton 4, Hawk 2, Smith 6, Monnin 22.

Piqua gives North champs good battle in 50-35 loss

PressPros to air games

BY ROB KISER Sports Editor

will air the following high school basketball games: Tuesday: Tri-Village boys at Lehman, 7:15 p.m. Friday: Piqua boys at Troy, 7:15 p.m. Saturday: Troy boys at Minster, 7:15 p.m. Feb. 19: St. Marys boys at Lehman, 7:15 p.m.

Scores to air prep games will air the following high school basketball games: Tuesday: Botkins boys at Fort Loramie, 7:15 p.m. Thursday: Anna vs. Northridge girls, 5:45 p.m. Friday: SCL boys game, 7:40 p.m. Saturday: Botkins girls vs. Troy Christian, 10:45 a.m.; Lehman vs. Mechanicsburg, 12:15; Fort Loramie vs. Riverside, 1:45 p.m.; Houston vs. Triad, 3:15 p.m. MIKE ULLERY/CALL PHOTO

Piqua’s Macy Yount shoots against Maddy Taylor Saturday afternoon.


■ Kiefer advances to district, page 8. ■ Versailles, Lehman swimmers move on, page 8.


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IN BRIEF ■ Baseball


It was a fitting end for Piqua girls basketball senior Hannah Mowery. And a positive way for the Indians to head into the postseason. Piqua may have lost to Troy 50-35, but it bared resemblance to a 50-22 loss to the Lady Trojans in the first meeting earlier this season at Troy. The win gave Troy the GWOC North title after Sidney played spoiler by beating Greenville Saturday. “That’s one of the things we told the girls after the game,” Piqua coach Rory Hoke said. “We played much better today. Yes, it ended up 15 points, but it was an eight point game early in the fourth quarter.” It was the final home game for Mowery, playing with an ACL injury and Christy Graves, who is injured. In the final minute,

Troy intnetionally fouled Mowery and she made the second of two free throws to get in the scorebook. “Hannah (Mowery) has been with the program for our years,” Hoke said. “She deserved that. It was a classy thing for coach (Nathan) Koop to do.” And overall it was a positive perofrmance for the Indians. “I think so,” Hoke said. “I thought we played pretty well. We just couldn’t stop Kristen Wood (the Troy point guard who scored 22). She is a great player. There is a reason they have won the number of games they have won. We lost to the conference champs.” Piqua had two leads in the opening quarter, 5-4 and 7-6 on baskets by Macy Yount. In fact, Yount scored 13 of Piqua’s first 15 points on five of eight shooting from the floor and 3-for-4 from the line, consistently See INDIANS/Page 8

Versailles competes at state tournament

SunQ: Before day, how many games had Ohio State gone without losing two straight games?

Buccs win Covington Duals



QUOTED “Unfortunately we didn't guard them at the level we needed to.” —Thad Matta on OSU’s loss to Indiana Sunday

COLUMBUS — The Versailles wrestling team competed in the first OHSAA Team Wrestling State Tournament Saturday at St. John Arena. The Tigers, seeded fourth, opened with a 40-30 win over Upper Sandusky, before losing to top seed Delta 45-24. Andrew Smith (285) sealed the win over Upper Sandusky in the final match. With the Tigers leading 34-30, he pinned Ditlev Overgard of Upper Sandusky in 54 seconds to advance Versailles to the semifinals.

Also recording pins for Versailles in the opening match were Nathan Henry (113), Andrew Slonkosky (126), Matt Subler (138) and Kyle Platfoot (145). Henry pinned Willi Orians in 3:14; while Slonkosky stuck Derek Hansen in 1:44. Subler finished off Troy Landrum in 3:01; and Platfoot had the quick stick of Taran Gillen in 1:35. Matt Mangen (132) recorded a 19-9 major decision over Steven Richmond; See WRESTLING/Page 8

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Kiefer advances to district in backstroke Tiger boys win sectional CENTERVILLE — Piqua senior Emma Kiefer became the fifth Piqua athlete to advance to next week’s swimming and diving district tournament at Miami University. Kiefer, a three-time state qualifier, finished fourth in the Centerville D-I sectional in the 100 b a c k stroke with a t i m e 1:03.26. S h e has the KIEFER 2 4 t h fastest qualifing time. Earlier this week, Piqua divers Ike Karn, Zach Zimpher, Corbin Meckstroth and Katie Stewart all advanced to district. The D-I boys diving will be held Tuesday, the D-I girls diving is Wednesday and Kiefer will swim Saturday. TROTWOD D-II BOYS Versailles and Lehman had a number of district

qualifiers at the Trotwood D-II swimming sectional. Versailles boys rolled to the team title with 287 points, while Lehman tied for seventh and Miami East tied for 18th. The Tigers were led by the 200 freestyle relay team of Cole Albers, Sam Subler, Sam Prakel and Andrew Kramer, who not only won the sectional in 1:32.40, it is also the fastest qualifying time to the district meet. That time also broke the meet record. Albers added a sectional title in the 100 breaststroke and his time of 1:04.46 is the 10th fastest time. Mitchell Stover won two sectional titles and has the third fastest qualifying times t district in both events. Stover was clocked in 52.89 in the 100 backstroke and 1:56.73 in the 200 IM. Stover, Kramer, Albers and Subler teamed up to win the 400 freestyle relay and have the second fastest qualifying time, 3:23.18; while Stover, Albers, Subler and Prakel made a clean sweep of it in the relays, winning 200 medley relay in 1:44.05,

which is the second fastest qualifying time. The 400 freestyle relay time was a meet and school record. Prakel advanced in 100 freestyle, finishing sixth in 52.25, which is the 15th fastest time. Kramer moved on in the 200 freestyle, finishing fifth in 1:55.10, which is the 19th fastest time; while Subler advanced in the 100 butterfly, finishing 10th in 59.14. That is the 20th fastest qualifying time. Ethan Jock and all three Lehman relay teams advanced on to district. Jock finished fourth in the 50 and 100 freestyle, advancing in both events. His 23.32 time in the 50 is the eighth fastest time, while his 51.0 time in the 100 freestyle is the 11th fastest time. The Lehman 400 freestyle relay (Rob Heckman, Jock, Mitchell Bosse, Nick Cummons) and the 200 medley relay (Nathan Bosway, Kyle Caufield, Jock, Heckman) both finished sixth at the sectional and advanced. The 400 freestyle was clocked in 3:48.40, which is the 21st fastest qualifying time; while the 200

medley has the 17th fastest time of 1:52.38. The 200 freestyle relay (Heckman, Bosway, Cummons, Bosse) finished ninth in 1:42.55 to advance. They have the 24th fastest qualifying time. The boys district meet is Friday at Miami Unviversity. GIRLS Versailles girls had a big day as well, finishing third and advancing swimmers in almost every event. Lehman tied for 12th, advancing Sloane Glover and two relay teams. The Lady Tigers were led by the 400 freestyle relay team (Lexi Fliehman, Hannah Marshal, Amber Siebert, Bailey Marshal), who not only won the sectional, but have the fastest qualifying time for district in 3:38.91. That time also broke the meet and sectional record. The 200 medley relay (Hannah Marshal, Siebert, Ashlyn Cordonnier, Fliehman) and the 200 freestyle relay (Seibert, Abbey Marshal, Cordonnier, Bailey Marshal), both finished second and have the third fastest

qualifying time. The 200 medley was clocked in1:54.59; while the 200 freestyle was timed in 1:41.02. Bailey Marshal, Hannah Marshal ,Fliehman and Cordonnier all advanced in two events as individuals. Bailey Marshal won the sectional in the 100 freestyle and had the third fastest qualifying time, 53.96; and was third in the 50 freestyle and had the the sixth fastest qualifying time, 25.15. Hannah Marshal was fourth in the 100 backstroke and had the seventh fastest qualifying time, 1:01.42; and was eighth in the 100 freestyle and had the 20th fastest qualifying time, 58.20. Fliehman was fifth in the 100 freestyle and had eighth fastest qualifying time, 55.11; and was fifth in the 50 freestyle and had the 12th fastest qualifying time, 25.41. Cordonnier was eighth in both the 100 butterfly and has the 17th fastest time, 1:04.42; and finished 10th in the 100 breststroke and has the 16th fastest time, 1:12.19. Siebert was eighth in the 100 breaststroke, with

the 13th fastest time, 1:11.77; while Rachel Subler was ninth in the 100 backstroke, with the 17th fastest time, 1:03.88. Abbey Marshal was eighth in the 200 IM. with the 13th fastest time, 2:20.79; and is an alternate in the 50 freestyle after finishing 10th, 26.79. Murphy Grow is an alternate in the 500 freestyle after finishing 15th, 6:02.14. Glover advanced for Lehman in the 500 freestyle, finishing 12th. Her time of 5:57.36 was 22nd overall. The Lehman 200 medley relay (Caroline Heitmeyer, Ally Schmidt, Glover and Katie Heckman) and 200 freestyle relay (Cassidy Hemm, Glover, Lauren Bosway, Heckman) both advanced after finishing 12th at the sectional. The 200 medley has the 23rd fastest time, 2:10.50; while the 200 freestyle has the 24th fastest time, 1:55.76. The 400 freestyle relay (Hemm, Bossway, Schmidt, Heitmeyer) is an alternate after finishing 13th, 4:29.34. The girls district meet is Saturday.

Wrestling Continued from page 7


Piqua’s Frannie Haney is pressured by Troy’s Todda Norris Saturday at Garbry Gymnasium.


Buccs go 5-0

Continued from page 7 losing the Troy defense. But, Troy adjusted and she never took a shot after the 4:00 minute mark of the second quarter. “They were going to let her (touch the ball),” Hoke said. “She did a great job getting us going.” Baskets by Tasha Potts and Katie Allen had Piqua within 23-19, before Mackenzie Schulz had a steal and layup in the closing seconds of the first half for Troy. “I thought Tasha (Potts) and Katie (Allen) did a great job coming to the ball and I liked the Frannie (Haney) and Hannah (Went) attacked the basket.” Haney opened the second half scoring after a Troy turnover to make it 25-21 and Piqua had several chances to cut the lead to two and couldn’t convert. With Troy’s lead still 25-21, the Lady Trojans missed both free throws. But, Todda Norris grabbed the rebound and quickly put it in. But the end of the quarter it was 36-28 and Troy

while Joe Cain (170) and Kyle Dieringer (195) won by decision. Cain handled Derek Thomas 10-3; while Dieringer beat Dylan Robertson 5-1. Against Delta, Versailles won the final four matches, but couldn’t overcome a 45-6 deficit. Mangen and Subler got the Tigers on the board with decisions. Mangen won a 5-3 overtime thriller over James Dailey; while Subler handled Christian Valentine 10-4. The Tigers couldn’t get any more wins until their late run. Francis (182) Nic pinned Conner Keller in 1:14. Kyle Dieringer decisioned Mark Francis 7-1 and Smith, moving up to 22o, won a 3-1 overtime decision against Devon Richards. Dominic Richard (285) closed out the match with a forefeit win. Versailles will wrestle at the Lehman D-III sectional Friday and Saturday.

for Troy with 15. Piqua was 14 of 28 from th floor for 50 percent and six of 12 from the line for 50 percent. Troy was 18 of 38 from the floor for 47 percent and 12 of 21 from the line for 57 percent. Both teams had 15 rebounds and Troy had 12 turnovers to Piqua’s 19. The Piqua JV team finished another winning season at 12-10 after a 1912 win over Troy. Danajha Clemons led Piqua with five points. Now Piqua looks for its first tournament win in a number of years — playing Vandalia-Butler in Lebanon D-I sectional action at 6 p.m. on Feb. 18.

Hannah Went passes against Mackenzie Schulz. pulled away in the fourth quarter. “I thought the kids played hard today and gave a great effort,” Hoke said.

Yount’s 13 led the Piqua offense, while Potts added seven points and five rebounds. Schulz complimented Wood at the offensive end

BOXSCORE Troy (50) Mackenzie Schulz 6-2-15, Todda Norris 3-2-8, Morgan Taylor 0-1-1, Courtney Mazzulla 0-0-0, Kristen Wood 7-7-22, Sierra Besecker 1-0-2, Maddy Taylor 1-0-2, Cristina Dennison 0-0-0, Mackenzie Armstrong 0-0-0. Totals: 18-12-50. Piqua (35) Hannah Mowery 0-1-1, Frannie Haney 20-4, Macy Yount 5-3-13, Katie Allen 2-0-4, Tasha Potts 3-1-7, Janise Hummel 1-0-2, Heidi Strevell 0-0-0, Teija Davis 0-0-0, Chelsea Hill 0-0-0, Hannah Went 1-2-4, Morgen Grunkemeyer 0-0-0, Danajaha Clemons 0-0-0. Totals: 14-7-35. 3-point field goals — Troy: Schulz, Wood. Score By Quarters Troy 11 25 36 50 Piqua 9 19 28 35 Records: Troy 12-10 (8-2), Piqua 7-15 (2-8).

COVINGTON — The Covington’s wrestling team put in a strong performance Saturday at the Covington Duals Invitational – going undefeated on the day to claim first place at the event. The tournament – which features the Cross County Conference schools with wrestling, along with Lehman – is the Buccs’ final regular season competition. Covington finished 5-0 overall, defeating runnerup Miami East, 52-24, in the final dual to improve their regular season dual meet record to 24-3. Miami East finished 41 overall, followed by TriCounty North (3-2), Twin Valley South (3-2), Lehman (1-4), National Trail (1-3) and Arcanum (0-5). The Buccs were dominating on the mats, winning 41 of their 44 individual matches wrestled, excluding forfeits. Covington defeated Arcanum, 58-0, Twin Valley South, 65-6, Tri-County North, 51-30, and Lehman, 66-6. Twelve of Covington’s fifteen competing wrestlers went undefeated in the duals.

Going 5-0 were Connor Ryan (106), Ryan Ford (126, 4 pins), Brock Smith (138, 5 pins), Daniel Jennings (145, 2 pins), Jake Sowers (152), Kyler Deeter (160, 4 pins) and Brian Olson (195, 4 pins). In his final bout of the day, Jake Sowers earned his 100th career victory. Also during the tournament, Ryan Ford broke the school record for single season takedowns and now has 251 thus far. He broke the prior mark of 234 held by state champion Logan Brown in 2006. Covington’s other undefeated wrestlers included Justin Daniel (220, 4-0, 2 pins), Cole Smith (152/160, 3-0, 2 pins), Ben Miller (170, 2-0), A.J. Ouellette (182, 2-0, 1 pin) and Alex Fries (170, 1-0, 1 pin). Finishing with just one loss were Michael Cox (113, 4-1), Brandon Magee (170, 2-1) and Ian Fries (220, 1-1, 1 pin). Lehman went 1-5 on th eday, defeating National Trail. Joe Simpson (126), Mitch Slater (132), Skylar Brown (160) and Clayton Malone (170) all won one or matches. Covington, Lehman and Miami East will be among the teamss that wrestle at the Lehman D-III sectional Friday and Saturday. ■ Covington junior high also went 5-0 on the day, earning a close 33-27 victory over runner-up Twin Valley South (4-1). Lehman (3-2) finished third, followed by National Trail (2-3), Miami East (1-4) and Arcanum (0-5). The Buccs defeated National Trail, 36-30, Miami East, 34-21, Arcanum, 48-12, and Lehman, 45-21. Going 5-0 for the junior high were Jared Ford (92, 1 pin), Josh Sowers (104, 2 pins), Deron White (134, 3 pins), Levi Brown (142, 2 pins) and Luke Grieshop (245). Nick Risner (86) and Joey Schmelzer (116, 2 pins) each went 3-2 overall, while Ross Bowman (122) and C.J. Lanford (205) also won matches for the Buccs. That closes out another successful season for the Covington JH wrestlers, except for those who wrestle at JH state.


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Draw Continued from page 7 Piqua will play 5-15 Fairmont at 7:30 p.m., Feb. 22 at Centerville High School. The winner would play the winner of third seed Northmont, 14-6 and 17 seed Troy 4-16 at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 27 at Vandalia. “I think it helps the kids in practice (to have a winnable game),” Butler said. “A tournament win would be big for these guys. And we feel like if we would happen to win, we have an opportunity to win in the next game. I said all along, we are a scary team when we are hitting from the 3-point line.” The sectional final will be at 8:30 p.m. on March 2 at the Nutter Center. Second seed Springboro, 17-4, is in the other half of Piqua’s bracket. TECUMSEH D-III Miami East received the ninth seed and Covington received the 10th seed. Covington, 12-8, plays 11-8 Waynesville, the eighth seed, at 6:30 p.m. on Feb. 23. The winner will play the winner of sixth seed West Liberty-Salem, 16-5 and 16 seed Brookville, 615 at 8 p.m., Feb. 26. Miami East, 12-7, received a bye and will play the winner of fifth seed Carlisle, 17-3 and 13th seed Anna, 6-12 at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 26. The sectional final will be played at 6 p.m., March 1 at U.D. Arena.

seed National Trail, 2-17, at 7:30 p.m., Feb. 23. The winner will play the winner of 11 seed Dixie, 13-9 and 14 seed Twin Valley South, 11-10. The sectional final will be at 7:30 p.m., March 1 at U.D. Arena. PIQUA D-IV Russia is in the upper bracket of the Piqua D-IV sectional, while Bradford, Lehman and Houston are all in the lower bracket. Russia, 5-15, received the eight seed and will play two seed Botkins, 136, at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 22. The winner will play sixth seed Mechanicsburg, 12-8, at 7:30 p.m., Feb. 26. The sectional final is at 7 p.m. on March 1. Lehman, 9-10, received the fifth seed and will play ninth seed Riverside, 6-15, at 7:30 p.m., Feb. 23. The winner will play seventh seed Houston at 7:30 p.m., Feb. 27. Bradford received the 12 seed. The Railroaders, 3-17, will play top seed Jackson Center, 18-3, at 6 p.m., Feb. 23. The winner will play 10th seed Mississinawa Valley, 5-14, at 6 p.m. on Feb. 27. The sectional is at 7 p.m. on March 2.

TROY D-IV Newton received the 12 seed in the Troy D-IV sectional. The Indians, 3-16, received a bye. They will play the winner of top seed Tri-Village, 19-0, and 13 seed Emmanuel ChrisTIPPECANOE D-III tian, 2-16, at 6:30 p.m. Versailles, 15-4, re- Feb. 27. The winner will play in the sectional final ceived the second seed. The Tigers will play 20 at 7 p.m., March 2.

Boys Continued from page 7 fourth quarter,” Butler said. “We had three straight possessions where we didn’t score and that gave them momentum. It was back-andforth for a couple minutes and then they got up by four and we had to foul at the end.” The Warriors were deadly from the foul line, making 14 of 18 attempts. “The two teams were very similar,” Butler said. “The difference being that Lebanon is starting five seniors and we are starting two.” Luke Karn hit four 3pointers and led Piqua with 16 points, while Josh Holfinger added 11. BOXSCORE Piqua (48) Tate Honeycutt 3-2-8, Luke Karn 6-0-16, Josh Holfinger 5-1-11, Erik Vondenhuevel 2-0-4, Xavier Harrison 1-0-2, Colton Bachman 1-0-2, Dan Monnin 2-0-5. Totals: 20-348. Lebanon (54) Zach Beckner 3-1-7, Brad Ellis 3-0-7, Matthew Durvelius 4-3-11, Ben Esposito 20-4, Luke Morgan 3-1-7, Jon Cordrey 0-3-3, Matt Russell 2-0-5, Brandon Smith 0-0-0, Alex Stotts 0-6-6, Jordan Blair 2-0-4. Totals: 19-14-54. 3-point field goals — Piqua: Karn (4), Monnin. Lebanon: Ellis, Russell. Score By Quarters Piqua 15 21 34 48 Lebanon 13 22 33 54 Records: Piqua 7-14, Lebanon 8-12.

Bees sting Cavs SIDNEY — Lehman dropped its third in a row Saturday night, losing at home to a good Bethel squad 64-61. The Cavs fall to 9-10 on the season with unbeaten Tri-Village coming to the Lehman gym Tuesday night. “It was a barnburner,” said Lehman coach Isaiah Williams. “We tied it sat

58-58 with two minutes left after being down by 10, but we couldn’t finish it off. “They made some plays. We had a pretty good look from behind the threepoint line to tie it at the end.” Michael Jacob had a double-double for the Cavs, finishing with 13 points and 10 rebounds. Connor Richard had 20 points, and David Spearman and Jackson Frantz had 12 apiece. “Michael played well at both ends, and Connor shot well,” said Williams. “We hurt ourselves by taking some bad shots in crucial situations.”

Rockets beat Buccs The Covington boys basketball team was tied with Anna at 36 going to the fourth quarter before losing 54-46 Saturday night. Ryan Craft led Covington with 14 points. Cole Owens netted 12 and Austin Angled added 10. Covington hosts Bradford Friday night.

East falls short CASSTOWN — The Miami East boys basketball team couldn’t quite battle back from a 20-7 first quarter deficit, losing to Troy 38-34. Luke House had 14 points for Miami East and A.J. Hickman added eight. Miami East will play at Milton-Union Tuesday.

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At Brethren Home Community Services (a subsidiary of Brethren Retirement Community), we are currently hiring: Non-Medical Caregivers (Miami County Areas)

Must be able to perform caregiving services. One year experience is preferred.

Duties for this position include the following: meal preparation, light housekeeping, medication reminders, bathing & hygiene, errands & shopping, companionship, and activities for our clients. Qualified applicants can complete an application at our main facility, 750 Chestnut St., Greenville, OH 45331 or obtain an application at and fax to 937-547-7612. We are an equal opportunity employer and an

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LABORERS CDL TRUCK DRIVERS Industrial contractor hiring for hard hat environment. Training provided. Apply at: 15 Industry Park Court Tipp City JANITORIAL, Part time, flexible evening hours, $8.00 to start, Piqua & Troy, (937)669-9900 ext 304.

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February 14th From 9am–1pm Evaluation hire positions with great pay and benefits! Seeking machine operators with great math skills, strong attention to detail and the ability to lift 80 pounds repetitively. Apply: 100 Steelway Drive Piqua, OH We Support a Drug Free Workplace

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QUALITY INSPECTOR We are accepting resumes for a highly motivated Quality inspector for our 1st shift. Must have Quality experience in automotive manufacturing. Responsibilities include; The ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral or diagram form. Must have computer experience in Word and Excel. We offer excellent working conditions and benefit package. We are a drug free work place. Please send resume with letter of interest with wage requirements to: Nitto Denko Automotive PO Box 740 Piqua, Ohio 45356 Attn: HR Manager

or fax to: (937)773-2089

St Marys Tool & Die Seeks: Production Worker for hand grinding/polishing finished parts. Must be quality conscious and reliable. Good work environment & benefits.


Apply at: 504 Floral Ave. Troy, OH 45373

240 Healthcare

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Design conveyors, special machinery and support equipment for food processing and industrial customers Support internal sales Assist in job estimating Create bill of materials Work with minimal supervision

Requirements: FT, PT & PRN STNAs for 2nd & 3rd shifts, PT for Laundry & Housekeeping.

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State your qualifications, experience, and which position you are applying for. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, benefits available after probationary period.

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Apply in person at: Covington Care Center 75 Mote Dr Covington, OH

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Contact Amy Davy by phone at (937)707-8152

Minimum 3 years experience, Must be able to perform close-tolerance work

Or Apply in Person: 103 Professional Pkwy. Marysville, Ohio 43040 9:00am-3:00pm Monday-Friday We are an equal opportunity employer

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MOVING COMPANY looking for immediate part-time help. If interested call: (937)339-5091 between 9am & 5pm M-F.

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TELLER POSITIONS, 2 Full time. Troy - Rotating Saturdays. Sidney - Rotating Saturdays and Sundays. Experience preferred. Mutual Federal Savings Bank., (937)773-9900.

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OFFICE CLERK, Established tool shop seeking experienced office manager with accounting background. Quickbooks or Peachtree knowledge preferred. Duties include all aspects of small business office. AP, AR, payroll, phones, order processing. Resume to or mail to Lostcreek Tool and Machine, 1150 South Main Street, Piqua, OH 45356. (937)773-6022.

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305 Apartment

320 Houses for Rent

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586 Sports and Recreation

805 Auto

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

PIQUA 1 bedroom house, $325. 1 bedroom apartment, $375. 2 bedroom apartment, $400. (937)773-2829 after 2pm

GUNS & AMMO, Shotgun, 12ga pump, Lightweight, 30 inch barrel, full choke, Marlin nice gun, perfect for home protection or hunting $225, Ammo, .223, 7.62x39, 30-30, 3 0 0 6 , 22LR-22mag-22-250, .308, 7.62x54. PRICES REDUCED!!! Call (937)698-6362 Chuck

WALKER, seated walker, tub, shower/ transfer benches, commode chair, toilet riser with or without arms, grab bars, canes, More, (937)339-4233.

RIFLE, Bushmaster, AR Carbon-15 5.56, Nato or .223 with red dot, $2500, (937)658-0318

2009 FORD F150, super cab, long bed, heavy duty, $20,000 (937)698-6051

583 Pets and Supplies

BUYING: 1 piece or entire estates: Vintage costume or real jewelry, toys, pottery, glass, advertisements. Call Melisa (937)710-4603

2500-3000 mi/wk avg No-touch truckload van freight Good balance of paycheck and hometime Terminal in Jackson Center, OH.

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2 yr experience required 1-800-288-6168

2 BEDROOM TOWNHOMES, Piqua, all appliances including washer/ dryer, 1.5 bath (937)335-7176

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

$595, PIQUA'S Finest, all brick, 2 bedroom apartment, attached garage, appliances, CA, (937)492-7351

TROY, 3 bedroom, 1.5 bath, 1.5 car garage, completely redecorated, $730 month, 1353 Lee Road (937)239-1864

LOCAL DRIVER Driver needed for LOCAL tractor trailer driving position. Average $700 gross/wk. Will primarily be night shift but start time may vary. Must have CDLA, at least 1 year recent experience and be extremely dependable. Call Dave during the week at 800-497-2100 or on the weekend/evenings at 937-726-3994 or apply in person at:

PIQUA, 1 Bedroom, $465 monthly, Studio, $390 Monthly, No pets, Senior approved, (937)778-0524 TIPP CITY 3 bedroom, deluxe duplex, 1.5 car garage, CA, gas heat, 2 full baths, all appliances, $820 + deposit. (937)216-0918

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

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(937)673-1821 TROY large 2 bedroom downtown $550 plus utilities (937)418-2379

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

WEST MILTON, 2 bedrooms, appliances, W/D hookup, air. $470/month + $300 deposit. Metro accepted. (937)339-7028. WOODGATE APARTMENTS, 1433 Covington, 1 bedroom, very quiet. $406 monthly, Special $299 deposit if qualified, (937)773-3530, (937)418-9408 Call 9am-5pm

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

For Sale 425 Houses for Sale 3 BEDROOM 1 bath brick home. Fenced back yard, front covered porch. Shown by appointment only. Piqua. (937)845-3656

500 - Merchandise

Continental Express 10450 St Rt 47 Sidney, OH

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400 - Real Estate

545 Firewood/Fuel FIREWOOD, $125 a cord pick up, $150 a cord delivered, $175 a cord delivered and stacked (937)308-6334 or (937)719-3237 FIREWOOD for sale. All seasoned hardwood, $150 per cord split/ delivered, $120 you pick up. ( 9 3 7 ) 8 4 4 - 3 7 5 6 (937)844-3879

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

LEATHER FURNITURE, 4 piece set: couch, 2 chairs, Ottoman/coffee table, espresso in color, asking $900. Call (937)339-4469. LONGABERGER BASKETS, Boyd's Bears, purses, dresses, leather jackets, Bratz dolls, lamps, remote control car, clocks, (937)773-9025 SNOW BLOWER 2003 5hp, Self propelled, 20" cut. Briggs and Stratton engine. New tires, Runs great. $225 obo. (937)498-9147 TV, 46Inch, Mitsubishi, $200, excellent picture, Heater, 70,000BTU kerosene Pro Temp, thermostat $175, Reddy heater, propane, tank, regulator, $75, (937)570-5297 WALKER, adult, folds, adjustable height, good condition, with or without wheels $20. (937)339-4233

AUSTRALIAN SHEPHERD puppies, 7 weeks old. Tails docked, vet checked, shots. Red Merles and Tris. (937)726-6289 or (937)693-1515

850 Motorcycles/Mopeds 592 Wanted to Buy

800 - Transportation

CATS, Helping Hands Rescue has several special cats in need of homes, (937)570-3518. KITTEN, 6 months old, Tabby male, beautifully marked, sweet & funny, $15, (937)473-2122 LAB PUPPIES, black 8 wks, 3 females and 1 male, 1st shots, $75 (937)339-9476 PUPPIES, Yorkie-Poo, Females, $395, also 6 month old CKC male Miniature Poodle, $275, (419)925-4339 WESTIE PUPPIES, 2 males, 16 weeks old, shots and wormed. $175. Call or text (937)658-4267

586 Sports and Recreation AMMO, 223, Ar's, Aks, (419)204-4401

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805 Auto

2001 TOMOS Targa LX moped, black. Two new tires! Good condition. $500. (937)308-6341

880 SUV’s 1999 FORD Expedition, blue, 119,000 miles. V8, gas, very nice condition. 3rd row seat. Tow package. $3400. (937)778-8760

899 Wanted to Buy

1982 CHEVY 1/2 ton truck. 6 cyl. 3 speed. $1000. 1991 CHEVY Silverado, 350 automatic $1200. (937)773-1817 (937)451-1638

PAYING CASH for Motorcycles, Jeep Wrangler, and muscle cars (937)681-5266

2000 JEEP Grand Cherokee, V8, leather, loaded, 1 owner, excellent condition. $2895. ( 9 3 7 ) 4 4 0 - 9 3 2 3 (937)287-4374

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2005 CADILLAC CTS, silver, 127,000 miles. FULLY LOADED!! Get a great car at a great price!! $8000. (937)418-4029 2008 FORD Escape XLT, only 27,000 miles, transferable warranty, $14,500 OBO, (937)498-9770.



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320 Houses for Rent


COUNTRY HOME, 3 bedroom, 1.5 bath, Newton Schools, finished basement, large yard, $750+ deposit, (937)638-0943.

10 MILES north of Piqua in Houston. 1 bedroom, includes stove and refrigerator. $265 monthly plus utilities. (937)417-0080.

IN COUNTRY, Near Bradford, 3 bedroom trailer, $400 + deposit. 2 bedroom trailer, $400 + deposit, (937)417-7111, (937)448-2974.

CRIB, changing table, pack-n-play, doorway swing, swing, high chair, booster chair, travel bassinet, tub, clothes, blankets, movies, dolls, more (937)339-4233. CRIB, real wood, good condition, stationary sides, $75 (937)339-4233

2002 FORD VAN E150 AC, Bin Package. Everything works and runs great. Rebuilt front end, new battery, new starter. Tires one year old. Excellent condition. $3100. (937)295-3086

2003 CHRYSLER 300 M SPECIAL Pearl black, premium leather black, 3-5 high output V6 24V, 35,000 miles, like new condition, non-smoking, $8700 OBO. (937)489-3426

2003 FORD F150 SUPER CAB V6, 5-speed manual, AM/FM/CD, cruise control, cold AC. $7700. (937)638-1832

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The City of Piqua Wastewater Plant has submitted to the Ohio EPA the Sanitary Sewer Overflow Annual Report. As per the NPDES permit 1PD00008*RD, the City of Piqua is providing the availability of that report to the public at the office of the Superintendant of the Wastewater Plant. Anyone wishing to view this report may contact the Superintendant of the Wastewater Plant during normal business hours of 7am to 3pm at the following address: CITY OF PIQUA WASTEWATER PLANT 121 BRIDGE ST. PIQUA, OH 45356 937-778-2088 2/11/2013



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PROBATE COURT OF MIAMI COUNTY, OHIO W. McGREGOR DIXON, JR., JUDGE IN RE: CHANGE OF NAME OF CORTNEY LYNN LITTLE TO CORTNEY LYNN BERRYHILL CASE NO. 86043 NOTICE OF HEARING ON CHANGE OF NAME Applicant hereby gives notice to all interested persons and to Kathy Little whose last known address is 135 Bass Pond Glen Drive, Nicholasville, KY 40356 that the applicant has filed an Application for Change of Name in the Probate Court of Miami County, Ohio requesting the change of name Cortney Lynn Little to Cortney Lynn Berryhill. The hearing on the application will be held on the 27th day of March, 2013 at 3:00 oʼclock P.M. in the Probate Court of Miami County, located at 201 West Main Street, Troy, Ohio 45373. Cheryl Berryhill 109 Kings Chapel Drive Troy, Ohio 45373 02/11/2013


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Valentine’s Day Around The World

United States In the US, children celebrate Valentine's Day with great enthusiasm. In keeping with their interest, many schools hold Valentine's Day programmes where little students perform songs, dance, skits and plays. Kids handcraft gifts and cards on this ocassion and present them to their friends and teachers. In some schools, the children organize a classroom party and put all the valentines into a box they have decorated. The celebration culminates with a teacher or child distributing the cards. Older students construct candy baskets and gifts, and place on them cards trimmed with hearts and fat, winged children called cupids. They also organize dances and parties. A collective endeavor is made to make the day a special one. Britain In Britain, St Valentine's Day is celebrated with great fanfare and gaiety. Like in many other countries, the common celebrations of the day has people expressing love for their beloved with gifts like flowers, cards, chocolates and other special items. The traditions of the celebrations of Valentine's Day differs in different regions of the country but one uniform custom is the singing of special songs by children. All over Britain, children sing special songs related to the ocassion and are rewarded with gifts like candy, fruit or money. Another popular tradition followed in some areas of England is the baking of valentine buns with caraway seeds, plums, or raisins. This is believed to be a way of celebrating agarian productivity. This connection with fertility and the similar date of celebration are probably the reasons why many writers link the festival of Lupercalia with Valentine's Day. Composing verses is another extremely well-known Valentine's Day custom of Britain. About a month earlier to Valentine's Day, leading tabloids and reputed magazines publish sonnets and verses to commemorate the ocassion. The tradition owes its origin to the British poets who have penned some of the best love poems and the majority of the romantic verses associated with Saint Valentine. Japan In Japan, Valentine's Day is observed on Feb. 14, but the celebration of love truly ends on March 14, known as the "White Day." On the first date, women present chocolates or gifts to the men they love to

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express their feelings for them. Gifting chocolates is a typical way to celebrate Valentine's day in Japan for chocolate is the most popular gift in the country. Hence, it is a must for Japanese Valentine's Day celebrations. Gift shops all over Japan pile their shelves with chocolate a month before Valentine's Day. Most Japanese females believe however, that store-bought chocolate is not a gift of true love. Hence, they tend to make the confection all by themselves. But it's also common for women to give chocolates to any man close to them, such as co-workers and male friends, whom they don't actually love. This kind of chocolate-gift is called giri-choco which mean chocolates given because of obligations. Men who receive chocolates or gifts on Valentine's day are supposed to return the favor to the women on March 14, exactly a month after Valentine's Day. Also known as "White Day", this is the time when men are to give back a gift to the women who gave them gifts just a month before. The tradition is believed to have been introduced by a marshmallow company in the 1960s. Korea The Valentine's Day celebrations in Korea is quite akin to the Japanese observance of the festival. As in Japan, Korea

witnesses gifting of chocolates and candies from females to males. The favor is returned the same way by the men on March 14, which is referred to as "White Day" similar to the custom in Japan. But "White Day" here is a Valentine's Day in its own right as many young men confess their love for the first time to their sweethearts on this ocassion. And then there is April 14, also known as "Black Day", which has been specially set aside for those young people who have no particular romantic partners. The curious name of the day probably comes from the fact that on this date, individuals who are not in any relationship get together and partake of Jajang noodles, which are black in color. Germany The German celebration of Valentine's Day is nearly the same as elsewhere in the world. For Germans, the festival is a celebration of love and a time to spend with their sweethearts. In Germany, it is customary for a young man to present his beloved with flowers on February 14. Valentine gifts in Germany are usually in the shape of love tokens, complete with lovely messages. But these are not entirely restricted to Valentine's Day celebrations, and can be gifted on any occasion of a joyous nature.

Paper Plate Valentine's Day Card Holder Craft Great to make in your classroom at your Valentine's Day party. Add your name and go around collecting Valentine's from your classmates. Supplies 2 – 10" Paper or Plastic Plates 4' Ribbon Hole punch 12" Lace Scissors Tacky Glue

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