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Energy Board to meet PIQUA — The city Energy Board will have its regularly scheduled meeting at noon Tuesday at the Piqua Power Service Center located at 201 Hemm Ave.

Fire Department dinner slated LOCKINGTON — The Lockington Volunteer Fire Department will be holding a breaded tenderloin dinner Saturday at the firehouse. The meal includes tenderloin with french fries and applesauce. The cost of the meal is $7 each. Serving begins at 5 p.m. with dine in or carry out available. Dinners are held the fourth Saturday of February and March, with the barbecue chicken dinner returning in April. All money raised from the meals helps provide emergency services to the community.

Breakfast with God scheduled PIQUA — The St. James Episcopal Church will host a Breakfast with God from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Sunday with a delicious meal of sausage gravy and biscuits, scrambled eggs, pears, juice, and coffee. All are invited to attend at the 200 W. High St., Piqua, location right across from the Post Office. There is no charge.

CLARIFICATION To clarify Thursday’s Piqua Daily Call story regarding annexation of the Alexander’s property at 8090 Looney Road, the property is not part of any litigation. City commission members’ inability to speak on the issue is in relation to properties that front U.S. 36 that have filed with the courts a request to be removed from the subdivision covenants that prohibit any of the properties from being used for business/commercial.

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Adams reviews State of State BY NATALIE KNOTH Staff Writer MIAMI COUNTY — State Rep. Richard Adams said he was pleased with Gov. John Kasich’s State of the State address Tuesday, which addressed job growth, tax reform, education and Medicaid expansion, among other issues. Adams, a member of the finance and appropriations and transportation committees, noted that through reorganization

under the Republican governor’s administration, the state has already cut 45 state employees as part of a larger initiative for greater efficiency. Agencies have been consolidated, such as Medicaid, which used to be handled by seven different offices but is now handled by one, with its director reporting directly to Kasich. “He’s making government smaller and more responsible,” Adams said. Economic Growth The big push at the

state level, Adams said, lies in economic development and job creation. Ohio has climbed to fourth in the nation for job creation under Kasich — and first in the Midwest. But ensuring Ohio remains a leader in economic growth is a priority. “The culture for being a small business is getting better,” Adams said. Under Kasich’s twoyear budget plan, smallbusiness owners would be granted a 50 percent income tax reduction on ADAMS

their first $750,000 of profit. “That’s really significant and should be a big help for those trying to keep a small business afloat. That is really excellent,” Adams said. When he won re-eleclast November, tion Adams said spurring job growth in the private sector would bolster the economy statewide, which is a focus of Kasich as well. See Adams/Page 2A

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BY MIKE ULLERY Chief Photographer PIQUA — “Core strength and reflexes.” When we hear those words, we typically call to mind an athlete, training for a big game. At High Street Elementary School, a select group of second-grade students are working on core strength and reflexes as part of a pilot program from “Ready Bodies, Learning Minds.” While the program does, indeed, focus on physical aspects, the anticipated end result is noacademic ticeable improvement for students. The program, under the direction of Amy Pratt, a physical therapist from the Montgomery County Regional Center, focuses on working with students to properly develop fine motor skills, muscular coordination and reflexes and to build core strength. Principal Teresa Anderson said that the program began “a couple months ago,” using “two classes of second-grade students plus an additional 30 as a control group.” Anderson said, “It is a program that could be implemented anywhere. We just chose to use it, nothing that is being ‘required’ by the state or anything

District boasts 94 percent graduation rate BY JENNIFER RUNYON For the Daily Call



Shelby Barnes, a second-grader at High Street School, performs a motor skills drill in the gym under the direction of physical therapist Amy Pratt of the Montgomery County Regional Center on Tuesday afternoon. like that. We felt like it ancing on spot on the floor. creasing,” said Pratt. could be beneficial to our The intent is to build a As children grow older, students but we wanted to foundation and improve they are spending time in pilot it first before imple- motor skills. front of computers and telmenting in a larger scale.” Pratt pointed to little evision sets, rather than All students were in- things in motor skills, like running, jumping and volved in a pre-test, which a students’ eyes transi- playing outdoors, theremeasured visual tracking, tioning from looking at a fore, they are not refining balance, strength, motor page in front of them to motor skills or becoming planning and reflexes. the display on a Smart- physically fit. The skills worked on Board, and back, as one of This lack of motor skills during the program in- the areas where they hope and fitness has a direct efclude seemingly simple to see improvement. She fect on grades. tasks such as following described today’s children Pratt went on to say the movement of a ball, as a generation of “con- that the original pilot prosuspended from a string, tainer babies,” who spend gram in Texas found a 70 with the the eyes while their early years in cribs, percent improvement in gently batting it between car seats, walkers and student’s reading scores left and right hands, or baby swings. “The level of See Program/Page 2A bouncing a ball while bal- find motor skills is de-

COVINGTON – Covington Superintendent Dave Larson opened the State of the Schools Address by telling attendees that while the possible building project is a major focus for the district, “It’s just one component of what’s going on in Covington schools.” He shared the district’s mission statement: The Mission of the Covington Schools is to provide an excellent educational foundation that prepares our students to become productive and responsible citizens. “No where in there does it say anything about finances or facilities. That stuff is secondary. Everything is about how we do that right there — prepare our students to become productive and responsible citizens,” See Covington/Page 2A

Cousins trace family history mystery BY BELINDA M. PASCHAL Staff Writer PIQUA — The increasing popularity of genealogy has been credited to TV shows like “Who Do You Think You Are?” and “Faces of America with Henry Louis Gates Jr.,” but local genealogist Amie Tennant attributes it to something simpler: The basic human need to know who we are. “People want to know, ‘Where do I come from? Who were the people who made me who I am?’ It’s a mystery, and everyone loves a good mystery,” said Tennant, who studied through the National Genealogical Society and teaches classes in geneal-

ogy at the A.B. Graham Memorial Center in Conover and for the Miami Valley Historical and Genealogical Society at the Piqua Public Library. When Tennant was asked in late 2010 by her cousin, Deb Tate, to do some genealogy work on her father Lewis Nimety’s side of the family, they had little to go on. Tate knew the names of Lewis’ parents, Joe and Lillie Nimety, and that they had lived in Lee County, Va. She had been told that Joe had a family from a previous marriage and that there were children from that union. Tate hoped to connect with them and introduce her father to his half-siblings. The cousins started

with the censuses, eventually locating Joe and Lillie in the 1930 edition. In that census, Joe was listed as having arrived in America from Hungary in 1903 and becoming a naturalized citizen. From there, Tate and Tennant consulted’s U.S. naturalization records database and struck gold, finding Joe’s declaration of intention (to become a U.S. citizen) dated Dec. 18, 1920, as well as the name of his first wife, Mary. However, the next document they found, Joe’s 1927 petition for naturalization, listed his wife as MIKE ULLERY/STAFF PHOTO Lillie. It turned out that Debbie Tate, left, holds original letters written in Hun- Joe and Mary divorced garian that she and her cousin Amie Tennant, seated, sometime between 1920 had translated into English during their search for family members from Hungary. See Family/Page 9A

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Adams Continued from page 1 Medicaid During last week’s address, Kasich discussed expanding Medicaid for moral reasons, stating that his Christian faith guided his decisionmaking. The problem, Adams said, lies in potential funding issues down the road. “Frankly, that’s given me the most difficulty in coming to a conclusion,” he said. Under President Obama’s Affordable Care Act, the federal government would fully fund health care for disadvantaged Ohioans. Kasich stated that, as a result, $13 billion would return to Ohio during the next seven years. But Adams said that while providing medical care for all is commendable, he is concerned with how the federal government will fund

the program and who will fund it after that period of time. “Where will they get that money?” Adams said. “My confidence is just not the highest in the federal government that it once was in terms of fiscal responsibility.” House Bill 5 As he has repeated in the past, Adams will support House Bill 5, the successor of HB 601, only if it is truly budget-neutral. He has been meeting with city officials to assuage any concerns about the bill, which Director of Public Service and Safety Patrick Titterington said would cause the city of Troy to lose $750,000 to $1.2 million in tax revenue per year. Tax uniformity entails simplifying and standardizing municipal and village tax collection. Titterington has said he would support only tax uniformity, not tax reform, which relates to issues such as who

gets exemptions and what comprises taxable income. Adams said he would not support legislation that would impact tax income for local communities. Education Adams questioned Kasich’s formula for school funding, as his promise to provide more funding for poorer districts did not come to fruition in Miami County, as several school districts were flat-funded. Only Troy City Schools and Piqua City Schools were projected to see increases — about 17 percent — while overall in Ohio, 60 percent of the 612 school districts would be flat-funded. “The state department (of education) is not in the loop to the same degree that they once were,” Adams said. The funding plan goes into effect July 1.

Program Continued from page 1 after taking part in the program. Funding for the High Street program, material and resources necessary were made using the building budget fund, the same as would any school program or activity. Anderson said there is very little actual cost involved. The items used in the program were rounded up from around the building using material already on hand, many of which were from the physical education department. “The rest has just been an investment of time,” said Anderson.

Students will be tested again near the end of the school year and data from both tests analyzed. The school psychologist will work with the data and a decision will be made to “see if we can see any academic growth as a result of the program,” Anderson said. “Her work is relevant in that our hypothesis is that this program will make a difference both physically and academically for our students.” If positive results are shown, it will help in a determination of whether, or not, to expand the program next year.

Continued from page 1 Larson said. That being said, he moved on to academic achievement. He shared the preliminary report card data from the state that has Covington rated as Effective. Covington met 22 out of 26 indicators. Stressing that the report card is one tool to see if students are succeeding, he urged everyone to remember that, “the report card is not the end result.” Larson also cited the following information from the report card as academic achievements: • 94 percent Graduation Rate for 2012 • 96 percent Attendance Rate for 2012

GREENVILLE — Wilbur McMaken, 94, of Greenville, passed away Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013, at 12:15 pm, at Alterra Sterling House, Greenville. Wilbur was born July 2 9 , 1918, n i Piqua, the son of Fred a n d Ruth (Denman) M c Maken. MCMAKEN Wilbur, a World War II veteran, was retired from Van Leer Container. He was a lifetime member of VFW Post 7262. In addition to his parents, Wilbur was preceded in death by his wife of 53 years, Betty (Byers) McMaken; son, Stephen L. McMaken; brothers, Forrest McMaken, Richard McMaken, John McMaken, and Walter McMaken; and sister, Betty McMaken Frantom.

Wilbur is survived by his daughter, Charlene (Tom) Pickerill-Bowman of Delaware, Ohio; son, Fred (Pat) McMaken of Greenville; grandchildren, Blair (Kim) Pickerill of Louisville, Ky., Craig (Amanda) Pickerill of Washington Court House, Eric (Julia) Pickerill of Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Troy McMaken of Nashville, Tenn., Tara McMaken of Nashville, Tenn. and Kari (Noah) Hutson of Columbus; step-grandchildren, Jessica StrongLee of West Milton and Jennifer Strong of Cleveland; nine great-grandchildren; and four g r e a t - g r e a t grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Arrangements have been entrusted with the Oliver-Floyd Funeral Home in Greenville. Condolences may be left for the family at

TROY — Herbert J. Schmidt, 86, of Troy, passed away Thursday, F e b . 2 1 , 2013. He was p r e ceded i n death by his p a r ents, H e r - SCHMIDT bert T. and Lenora (Lump) Schmidt. He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Rhoda (Carroll) Schmidt; a daughter, Robin Pearson of Louisville, Ky.; a son, Timothy Schmidt of Dayton; a sister, Jean (Des) Wolfe of Troy, a brother, Jack (Terri) Schmidt of Aurora; and two granddaughters, Gillian Gabriel of Champaign, Ill. and Danielle Gabriel of Beavercreek. Herb was a 1944 graduate of Troy High School and a 1951 graduate of The Ohio State University. He was a captain in the U.S. Army, serving during World War II and the Korean Conflict. He was an electrical engineer with Wright-Patterson Air Force Base – Civil Service and was a contributing designer for the development of the first Global Positioning System (GPS). Herb was lifetime member of First Lutheran Church, Troy.

was He Past Worshipful Master of Franklin Lodge 14 F & AM, Past Illustrious Master of Franklin Council 14 R & SM, Past High Priest of Franklin Chapter 24, Past Commander of Coleman Commandery 17, a Knight of the York Cross of Honour Ohio Priory 18, a member of Antioch Shrine, a member of Order of Eastern Star Chapter 256, Past Royal Patron of Amaranth Miami Valley Court 53, a Dad Advisor of Bob Otey Chapter Order of DeMolay, a member of the Advisory Council for Order of Rainbow for Girls Troy Assembly 72, and a member of VFW Post 5436. Friends may call from 4-7 p.m. Wednesday, at Baird Funeral Home, Troy, with Masonic service to be held at 7 p.m. Memorial services will be held at 10:30 a.m.Thursday, at the funeral home with Pastor Jon Schriber officiating. In lieu of flowers the family asks that contributions be made to Hospice of Miami County, P.O. Box 502, Troy, OH 45373 or Alzheimer’s Association, Miami Valley Chapter, 3797 Summit Glen Drive, Suite G-100, Dayton, OH 45449. Friends may express condolences to the family through

when a car dropped off 25year-old Tony Walton at the entrance to Mt. Carmel East Hospital. Walton had suffered a gunshot wound COLUMBUS (AP) — to the upper body, and docColumbus police are look- tors weren’t able to save ing for the car that dropped off a wounded man at a hospital about two hours before he died. Police said it happened at about 9 p.m. Wednesday

him. Police don’t know where the shooting occurred, but they are looking for the car that left Walton at the hospital — a red or maroon Ford Crown Victoria.


Amy Pratt, center, a physical therapist at the Montgomery County Regional Center, and Rex Hurlbut, a physical therapy student at the University of Dayton, standing left, work with second-grade students at High Street School on Tuesday in a program to enhance core strength and reflexes in students.

• Strong OGT results “For a student to be able to pass a graduation test, it’s what happens from kindergarten on, so it’s truly a team effort,” Larson said. He added that security measures, such as cameras at the high school, have been added and that more will come. The superintendent said that by the start of next school year, school doors will remain locked and a buzzer system will be used for entrance. Larson then shared about recent state mandates. These included: the Third Grade Guarantee, new Common Core standards, new teacher and principal evaluation systems, new report card components and a new method of assessments

“There’s a lot that affects school districts beyond the decisions that we get to make,” he said. Larson went on to speak about things happening at Covington that are not found on the state report card. These included: CMS STEM Day Program, girls from the CMS Scholarship Club attending the We are IT conference, CMS having 92 students participate in the honors breakfast, CHS offering dual enrollment courses with Urbana University and the addition of wifi at areas of CHS. The superintendent concluded his address by thanking the students, parents and staff members before turning his attention to the district’s finances.

Kasich uses faith in Medicaid bid publican governors so far to propose expanding the taxpayer-funded health insurance program — though he appears to be standing apart in using his faith to inspire believers. The Bible runs his life "not just on Sunday, but just about every day," he said in his annual State of the State address Tuesday. "And I've got to tell you, I can't look at the disabled, I can't look at the poor, I can't look at the mentally ill, I can't look at the addicted and think we ought to ignore

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COLUMBUS (AP) — Gov. John Kasich isn't just highlighting dollars to persuade state lawmakers to support extending Medicaid coverage to thousands of more low-income state residents. He's also appealing to their faith. Kasich, one of a small but growing number of Republican governors on board with Medicaid expansion, is openly using his Christianity to tell his fellow GOP legislators that the weak and vulnerable should not be left behind. He is one of seven Re-


them," he told the audience of about 1,700 lawmakers, state officials and other guests. How much weight his pitch carries depends on whether conservative lawmakers can get past their worries about the federal law and how much it could cost. The federal money that comes with the expansion isn't lost on Kasich. He has also framed his decision as recapturing Ohio taxpayers' federal money. The federal government will pay the entire cost of the Medicaid expansion for the first three

years, gradually phasing down to 90 percent, still well above the Ohio's current level of 64 percent. Ohio would see $13 billion from the federal government over the next seven years to cover those newly eligible for Medicaid, according to the Kasich administration. Roughly 366,000 Ohio residents would be up for coverage under the expansion beginning in Death notice 2014. The Medicaid expanPIQUA — Robin Arnett, 32, of Piqua, died at her sion is one of the key residence at 3 a.m. Friday, Feb. 22, 2013. Services are components of the federal pending at Melcher-Sowers Funeral Home. Affordable Care Act.

State Briefs Landlord whipped late-pay tenant WAYNESVILLE (AP) — An Ohio landlord is accused of whipping a tenant with a belt on his bare buttocks for falling behind on his rent. Ron Kronenberger, 53, was charged with assault for the Jan. 22 encounter in his office, police in the village of Waynesville said. He was due in court Thursday in Warren County. Police said the tenant, 29, was late with a $2,800 rent payment. “If you’re going to act like a child, I’m going to treat you like one,” Kronenberger was quoted in the police report as telling the tenant before striking him four times with a belt.

Attorney General Mike DeWine are promoting legislation to stop the financial exploitation of older Ohioans. The proposals to be discussed Thursday by DeWine and House Rep. Mike Dovilla, a Berea Republican, and Rep. Wes Retherford, a Hamilton Republican, come at a time when experts estimate as many as 2 million older Americans are abused in various ways each year. That abuse can range from physical assault to the misuse of a person’s property and asLawmakers push money, sets. The proposed Ohio bill bill addressing would also ensure that the elder abuse life savings and homes of COLUMBUS (AP) — senior citizens are proOhio lawmakers and state tected.

The report said the belt left “little marks.” Waynesville Police Chief Gary Copeland talked to the accuser, who reportedly told him he submitted to the whipping because “he was scared and just wanted to get it over with,” according to the police report. The Dayton Daily News reported that Kronenberger is a former chamber of commerce president who was Waynesville’s “Citizen of the Year” for 2006. His home phone wasn’t accepting messages Thursday.

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COLUMBUS (AP) — A former superintendent went to prison in Texas for conspiring to remove low-performing students from classrooms to boost average test scores. Principals in Oklahoma and Missouri are out of their jobs after attendance-related scandals. In Ohio, a recent state audit uncovered nine districts that withdrew students retroactively or improperly reported they were attending alternative programs. In one instance, Auditor Dave Yost said, a district ignored state rules “because they didn’t like them.” It’s all part of a percolating national saga in which grown-ups — not kids — are the ones accused of cheating. Temptations to “scrubbing,” the process of improperly fixing enrollment or attendance data to somehow improve a building’s situation, can include rosier district report cards, added state or federal funding and employee bonuses. “I think it is influenced by the high-stakes accountability environment that we’re in right now. It’s raised the stakes,” said Gary Crow, a professor of educational leadership at Indiana University. “It used to be when you take a standardized test and your students did well or didn’t do well, it influenced your teaching, of course, but it didn’t get connected directly to your pay, or your job security, or those kinds of things. Well, now, in a lot of places it does.” It is also easier to identify such cases in the increasingly data-driven world of education, although they remain isolated. An added factor, Crow said, is that educators and policymakers are often at odds over the effectiveness of standardized tests and other performance measures. States’ reactions range


from tolerant to tough. Some cite evolving record-keeping technology and reporting requirements. Others pursue prosecutions. That has meant mixed messages for administrators on a staple of the school day: who shows up, and where. Some educators have fought back, citing the onslaught of tracking questions brought on by school choice as well as rapidly changing state and federal rules. In Columbus, a student’s father alleges in a lawsuit that a series of improper withdrawals of low-performing students caused his daughter’s home school to rise in academic status, making her ineligible for a state voucher that allows students in failing institutions to attend better schools. Losing the voucher meant that 15-year-old Kailey Beard’s $9,000 tuition to a nearby private school was no longer covered — and that she couldn’t play sports. Having a voucher allows the yearlong waiting period imposed on transferring athletes to be waived. It was a bitter blow to Kailey, who had dreamed of being a basketball star since she was 6. “It’s just been a really hard couple of years,” said Kailey, whose family is springing for her tuition but who can’t play basketball for now. “I go to the games, I practice with the team, but I mean, it was hard because the coach put the players in who were actually going to be playing. So I sat on the sidelines a lot of times during practice.” East High, Kailey’s home school, is part of the Columbus City Schools, which is under investigation by state and federal authorities for the alleged attendance scrubbing. Her father, Jon Beard, has filed one of two parent lawsuits over the matter. In the district’s defense, spokesman Jeff Warner noted Columbus is a populous urban district with a

high rate of student mobility and many charter schools for students to move to and from. The “sheer volume” makes tracking difficult, he said, and state and federal attendance reporting rules at times contradict. Law enforcers predict criminal prosecutions. The district’s former accountability director and a regional executive director, both figures in the probe, are retiring. Superintendent Gene Harris also is leaving at the end of the school year, in a decision she and her supporters say is unrelated. In a Missouri case, Esperansa Veal, the principal of Patrick Henry Downtown Academy in St. Louis, Mo., was placed on administrative leave after a state auditor’s investigation was launched into attendance practices in 2011. The audit found the elementary school appeared to have altered data to boost attendance figures, which determine the school’s state funding allotment. Veal’s employment with the district ended in September 2011, two days after Missouri Auditor Tom Schweich released his report. A district spokesman declined to say why Veal’s employment ended, citing confidentiality of personnel records. Veal was not criminally charged, according to Missouri’s online court records. After the incident, Schweich ordered attendance records included in future routine reviews. A spokesman said that’s not turned up any further irregularities. With a Texas scandal involving the El Paso Independent School District, attendance manipulation turned criminal. In October, former Superintendent Lorenzo Garcia was sentenced to 42 months in prison after pleading guilty to two counts of fraud in a

scheme to bolster standardized test scores by getting rid of students likely to fail. Garcia helped orchestrate a scheme that prevented lowperforming students from taking the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills exam in the 10th grade because its results counted toward state and federal ratings. Some students were held back in the ninth grade or pressured to drop out and take the GED elsewhere. Others were threatened with fines for living outside the district. The FBI continues to investigate, with six other people implicated so far in the scandal. State education officials have placed the district on probation and named a new district board of trustees. After allegations of grade tampering at Douglass MidHigh School, the Oklahoma City Public Schools asked an investigator to explore “whether grade tampering and attendance inflation occurred with the intent of fraudulently obtaining additional funding or personal incentives.” Inaccurate attendance records were found, but no fraud aimed at financial gain. The probe did cite “extreme measures” taken by building leaders to cover up unethical practices, including manipulation of enrollment and attendance records to reflect students had completed courses that they hadn’t. Douglass Principal Brian Staples was placed on administrative leave and later resigned. When Arizona Auditor General Debbie Davenport’s “limited reviews” uncovered inaccuracies in attendance data reporting in 2006, she recommended a system to ensure data accuracy followed by adjustments to local district payments from the $5 billion in federal and state dollars the department controlled. No one was accused of wrongdoing.



Dry, warmer weather The weekend looks dry and chilly with highs in the upper 30s, and lower 40s — which are pretty close to seasonal normals. High: 38 Low: 26.




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REGIONAL ALMANAC Temperature High Yesterday 38 at 4:31 p.m. Low Yesterday 26 at 1:02 a.m. Normal High 41 Normal Low 25 Record High 69 in 1922 Record Low -10 in 1963

Precipitation 24 hours ending at 5 p.m. 0.16 Month to date 0.58 Normal month to date 1.75 Year to date 3.68 Normal year to date 4.46 Snowfall yesterday 0.10

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Men working sign supersedes men working was recently made aware of an issue that took place late last year at Sinclair Community College in Dayton. Multiple stories from December 2012 state that a construction project on the Sinclair campus was halted — are you ready for this — because the female manager of construction and planning for the college was offended by signs that stated: Men Working Never mind that it was an all-male construction crew. Never mind that stopping a construction project for a personal rant was wasting taxpayer dollars. Elizabeth Verzi holds the position of manager of construction and planning at the school. One would think that someone in such a responsible position would care first that work is completed on schedule and budget, that construction quality is above quality standards and the job was done with safety in mind. Instead, this woman is concerned about a sign? According to a story MIKE ULLERY published in Breitbart, Chief Photographer and written by Lee


Stranahan, J-Crane Inc., owner, Jack Stull, whose company was the target of Verzi’s tirade, wrote a letter that he would continue work but would not replace the sign. “I’m through with appeasing, I’m tired of political correctness, and I’m no longer fearful of their media or their lawsuits,” Stull allegedly said. Miss/Mrs. Verzi allegedly told a J-Crane foreman, “The sign is sexist and its not up for discussion.” Really? My thought on this is, lady, you work for a community college. Your job is to represent the school, not your own bias and corrupt opinion. If this is the way that Verzi goes about her job, Sinclair should show her the sidewalk. The Breitbart News story referred to a statement made by Sinclair. Adam Murka, director of public information for the school, allegedly told the news staff members, “While it may not have been necessary to stop work, Sinclair stands by its commitment to providing an environment that inclusive and non-discriminatory.” Now that sounds to me like a lot of public relations wimpy non-information. All of this politically correct crap has cost countless millions of dollars over the decades. And, for what? So that someone doesn’t get their feelings hurt? Awwww. Poor babies. This sort of stuff is one of the contributing reasons why America has become nothing more than a laughing stock to others around the world. In the grand scheme of things, just how important is it that a sign is gender sensitive on a construction site? Are passers-by going to use caution around male workers and then run over a female construction worker just because a sign was not gender-accurate? When did common sense cease to be a desired characteristic in America? I have a news flash for everyone — while no one likes getting their feelings hurt and everyone loves to feel recognized, getting your toes stepped on or your ego bruised occasionally will not hurt you. It might even make you stronger. I can pretty much guarantee that if you work hard and are a consistent example of someone who gives a 100 percent effort at work, you will not have the time or desire to worry about some stupid sign. I would also bet that with enough hard work, someone might make that sign include you if you show that you deserve it. Should we all be sensitive to what we say and to whom? Absolutely. Can legislating and demanding that we do the right thing really make us more sensitive to issues? Not in a thousand years. All it does is create more hard feelings and cost more money. To me, this begs the question, why does Miss/Mrs. Verzi still have a job at Sinclair? And, if she does, why would anyone want to attend a college that seemingly puts so little emphasis on what is truly right, instead of what some some left-wing feminist wants to push for her own political agenda?

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Just another brick in the wall school, I believe a little hen I was an piece of where you came angst-filled from always stays with teenager the you on the inside — mere thought of a small even if you don’t want it army of industrial to. cranes and bulldozers With but the snap of Miltondestroying a finger I can recollect Union High School the chaotically infawould have aroused my mous food fight of 1998 appetite for carnage. My WILL E SANDERS that I helped orchesfour-year stint at the Staff Writer trate. The food fight high school seemed transpired on the day of more like a life sentence the National Honor Soat San Quentin minus the prison beatings and rapes, but that’s ciety ceremony when a small portion of probably how most people view their my classmates were dressed to impress teenaged years while going through the in their Sunday best. They served ravioli throes (and woes) of puberty and that day. The debauchery that ensued — helpless nerdy girls running away in unchecked hormones. And to be honest that’s exactly how I horror in white dresses and getting felt last week when a small army of in- smeared with errant red pasta — brings dustrial cranes and bulldozers actually to mind scenes of Vietnam movie outdescended on my old stomping grounds takes. Even though this might come off as and struck the death blows to critical structural areas that sent the three-sto- boyish love and clearly violate the stanried beast to the ground in a billow of dard student/teacher relationship, I can dust, asbestos and shameful memories, still remember exactly how Mrs. Levine’s perfume smelled, how her comsome good and others bad. This three-ring circus was performed mand of the English word inspired me, before the gawking audience of past and how I really wished her name was graduates and ranks from the unem- Miss Levine. Or the time a pig-nosed senior threatployed who all turned out to witness some old-fashioned wanton destruction ened me on my first day of high school like uninvited funeral guests. When the as a freshman. “I heard you’re a funny last mighty pillar fell the emotional guy,” the senior (who shall remain namecrowd lost themselves in reminiscence. less because he probably owns a gun) For added effect, one of the cigar- said. “If you don’t make me laugh by the chomping bulldozer operators created a end of the year, I’ll rearrange your face!” large pile of red bricks at the perimeter And how, on exactly the last day of of the safe zone in case sentimental on- school, I made him laugh so hard he lookers wanted a memento from their peed himself a little. Ah, I have so many memories. alma mater. The crowd members frenSo I never went up and grabbed a zied as they anxiously scavenged the broken pile of brick and mortar for sou- brick from the pile because, quite venirs like a child picking up his own frankly, I don’t need one. I have memories to last a lifetime tucked away where teeth after a nasty fistfight. As I watched from the distance I was they matter most. Because when I really stop and think confused with how I should feel. Should I feel old? No, I thought, old is about it the only thing I can’t remember a relative term. If I died next month that about high school is what I learned would make me old right now, even while I was there. So I’m indifferent about the wasteful though I’m 33 and my 15-year high school reunion is quickly approaching. annihilation of my former high school, So my old high school being torn down yet firm in my belief that it’s not where doesn’t make me feel old. Now my up- you come from that matters, it’s who you coming 15-year reunion? Well, that’s an- become. Because all in all, you’re just another other story. Or maybe sad? No, I thought, defi- brick in the wall. nitely not sad. Sad would be crowding To contact Will E Sanders email him around debris and scavenging bricks because I’m too fickle to realize I don’t at To learn more need a symbolic piece of cinderblock to about Will E Sanders, to read past columns or to read features by other Crerecall my glory days. At the risk of sounding like every ators Syndicate writers and cartoonists, 1990s made-for-television movie, which visit the Creators Syndicate website at were quite popular when I attended high


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WASHINGTON (AP) — As public evidence mounts that the Chinese military is responsible for stealing massive amounts of U.S. government data and corporate trade secrets, the Obama administration is eyeing fines and other trade actions it may take against Beijing or any other country guilty of cyberespionage. According to officials familiar with the plans, the White House will lay out a new report Wednesday that suggests initial, more-aggressive steps the U.S. would take in response to what top authorities say has been an unrelenting campaign of cyberstealing linked to the Chinese government. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak publicly about the threatened action. The White House plans come after a Virginia-based cybersecurity firm released a torrent of details Monday that tied a secret Chinese military unit in Shanghai to years of cyberattacks against U.S.companies.After analyzing breaches that compromised more than 140 companies, Mandiant has concluded that they can be linked to the People’s Liberation Army’s Unit 61398. Military experts believe the unit is part of the People’s Liberation Army’s cyber-command, which is under the direct authority of the General Staff Department, China’s version of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.As such, its activities would be likely to be authorized at the highest levels of China’s military. The release of Mandiant’s report, complete with details on three of the alleged hackers and photographs of one of the military unit’s buildings in Shanghai, makes public what U.S. authorities have said less publicly for years. But it also increases the pressure on the U.S. to take more forceful action against the Chinese for what experts say has been years of systematic espionage. “If the Chinese government flew planes into our airspace, our planes would escort them away. If it happened two, three or four times,the president would be on the phone and there would be threats of retaliation,” said former FBI executive assistant director Shawn Henry. “This is happening thousands of times a day. There needs to be some definition of where the red line is and what the repercussions would be.”








On Twitter, a peanut gallery mocks Oscars


In this March 5, 2010 file photo, an Oscar statue stands on the red carpet outside the 82nd Academy Awards in Los Angeles. The 85th annual Academy Awards will be held on Sunday. he says, “than the mix of ego and lack of self-awareness, like Jodie Foster’s Golden Globes speech.” “Ultimately, it’s just fun because the whole thing is so ridiculous,” says Eichner. “It’s like, why not comment on it? What is it even there for other than to be commented on?” The Oscars has become one of the biggest social media events of the year. Last year’s telecast at one point set a then-record for 18,718 tweets-per-second. A statuette could be handed out for a new award: most tweeted tweet. In 2011, that honor went to The Onion, which lamented: “How rude — not a single character from Toy Story 3 bothered to show up.” Last year, “The Artist” may have won best picture, but Martin Scorsese’s “Hugo” easily bested it with 110,179 tweets to 78,509 for “The Artist,” according to Twitter metrics analyst TweetReach. This year, the academy has partnered with Twitter to track the top categories with an index measuring the percentage of positive tweets about the nominees. Leading as of Tuesday wasn’t the favorite “Argo,” nor was it Steven Spielberg’s “Lincoln,” but rather David O. Russell’s “Silver Linings Playbook.” So if the film, widely considered the dark horse in the best picture race, wins on Sunday, Twitter will have predicted it. Mark Ghuneim, chief executive of social media measurement firm Tren-

■ Contract Bridge — By Steve Becker

Slow and steady wins the race

How often do you have to make six good plays in a row to make a contract? Surely not often, but here’s a case where declarer performed that feat. West led the king of spades against four hearts, taken with dummy’s ace. South now made his first good play when he ruffed a spade with the seven of hearts. South made his second

good play when he led the jack of hearts, not the five, to dummy’s king. This well-considered play paid off handsomely when declarer next led the six of hearts and played the five on it, thus retaining the lead in dummy. South’s third good play came when he ruffed another spade, pursuing his plan to reduce his trump length to that of East’s. The effect of these initial plays was that declarer’s only remaining trumps were the A-10-9, while East still had the Q-4. South would have preferred to be in dummy at this point in order to ruff still another spade, but he was in his own hand and had to find a way to force West to give him another

ruff. He accomplished this by making his fourth good play when he cashed the A-K of clubs, denuding West of his clubs. This was followed by declarer’s fifth good play when he exited with the king of diamonds. West took the king with the ace and cashed the queen of diamonds, but then had to lead a spade or a diamond. South ruffed the return, reducing his holding to the A-10 of hearts and three of clubs, while East had the Q-4 of hearts and jack of clubs. Declarer now exited with a club — good play No. 6 — forcing East to win and yield the last two tricks and the contract.

drr, says that during the Oscars, Twitter is “‘Mystery Science Theater 3000,’ for real,” referring to the cult TV show in which a man and two robot sidekicks wisecrack their way through Bmovies. “It’s really like you’ll never watch TV alone ever again, if you don’t want to,” says Ghuneim. “It’s a natural evolution in television and that’s why it’s so prevalent.” With real-time data from services like Trendrr, the Oscar conversation can be tracked, revealing which moments resound and provoke audiences. Last year, Angelina Jolie’s leg-baring pose as a presenter immediately put Twitter in hyper-drive, spawning parody accounts from the perspective of her right leg. It’s such moments where Twitter becomes Oscar’s dance partner. Viewers celebrate with — and chortle at — Hollywood’s self-seriousness, combining together for a TV experience greater than the sum of its parts. When the 85th annual Academy Awards air Sunday on ABC, countless comedians and others at home will be ready on their mobile phones and laptops with tweets to skewer. “I just pray we all survive Anne Hathaway’s acceptance speech,” says Eichner. “And, to be honest, I have my doubts.”


Parents’ hairtrigger anger keeps teen at a distance DEAR ABBY: I’m a 15year-old student who reads your column every day, and I hope you can help me. I want to be closer to my parents. They yell at my siblings and me and call us names. It hurts me very much. If we make a mistake — even a little one — or forget our chores, we can expect to be insulted, yelled at, etc. I have learned to tune them out, but I don’t understand how such intelligent people like my parents can act this way. Years ago, I decided to talk to them about it, but that was seen as an act of defiance. My parents, especially my father, can’t take constructive criticism and respond with more yelling. Each of our arguments leaves me upset for days. But I still believe I need to do something. I want to be close to them before it’s too late, but I have lost so much respect and trust for them, and they probably feel the same. Please, Abby, I don’t know what to do. I would greatly appreciate your advice, although I know you are very busy. Thank you for taking the time to read my letter. — HOPEFUL IN NEW YORK DEAR HOPEFUL: You have my sympathy. Harsh words can leave wounds that last longer than physical bruises. Some parents develop hair-trigger tempers when they are under financial pressure. Others, without realizing it, model their behavior on the way their parents raised THEM and overreact when their children make mistakes. Because you haven’t been able to get through to your father, talk to a trusted adult relative about the fact that you would like to be closer to your parents but don’t know how. If they hear it from another adult, they might be more open to the message. DEAR ABBY: I am a 26-year-old mother of a 13month-old daughter, “Lissa.” I am a “by-thebook” mom. I’m still breastfeeding and I am strict about what I allow my daughter to eat. She has just barely started to eat table food. I don’t want my child to have bad eating habits, so I try to give her only healthy items at dinnertime. Her dad, on the other hand, thinks it’s funny to give her junk, including sugar. When she was only 2 months old, I caught him giving her licorice. The other day, it


Advice was soda and ice cream. I don’t agree with this, and it’s causing us a lot of fights. When we sit down to dinner, I have Lissa’s meal set aside. But before I can sit down, her dad starts giving her things off his plate and then she won’t eat her dinner. I have told him I don’t like it, but he doesn’t understand that I want to teach her good eating habits. Am I wrong in trying so hard? Or should I just give up and let her eat junk? — TRYING MY BEST IN CALIFORNIA DEAR TRYING: Parenting is supposed to be a team sport and I’m more concerned about the fact that Lissa’s dad is undercutting you than what’s going into her mouth right now. If he continues, in another year or two, your little girl will regard him as a pushover and you as a big meanie. You may need an impartial mediator to get through to Lissa’s father, and the perfect person to do that is your child’s pediatrician. Let the doctor tell Daddy that the more she is given sweets, the more she’ll crave them. The only thing about your approach that might be of concern to me is your calling yourself a “by-thebook” mother. A conscientious parent not only goes by the book and is consistent, but she also uses her head and listens to her heart. I hope you will remember that. Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Write Dear Abby at or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069.

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now, forming a virtual water cooler that has boosted ratings. But the Academy Awards stream is particularly captivating because it provides an antidote to the on-screen, buttoned-down glamour. It’s as if there’s not an “SAP” button on your remote, but a “YUKS” one, bringing you play-by-play from some of the funniest people in cyberspace. Comedians assemble as if by duty. “You gotta say something. Someone has to say something,” says comedian Billy Eichner. “To just stand by and watch it happen is almost too tense. It’s cathartic. You’ve got to just get it out on Twitter because if not, we’re all going to be bottled up thinking about how awkward Anne Hathaway made it for one billion people in real time. I don’t begrudge her the award; I’m just saying she’s a ridiculous person.” As host of Funny or Die’s “Billy on the Street,” which airs on Fuse, Eichner aggressively and comically interviews passersby about pop culture. So he’s particularly adept at expressing allcaps mockery when it comes to the stars of Hollywood. In the awards circuit leading up to the Oscars, he’s zeroed in on Anne Hathaway, the oddson favorite to win best supporting actress for her performance in “Les Miserables.” In Hathaway, Eichner recognizes a great actress, but also a striving theater geek. Nothing is funnier,


NEW YORK (AP) — You can simply tune into the Oscars. Or you can watch them with the peanut gallery on Twitter. While Hollywood parades in tuxedos and gowns, grandly celebrating itself, a freewheeling cacophony of quips and sarcasm — something like a digital, million-times multiplied version of those balcony Muppet onlookers, Statler and Waldorf — will provide a welcome and riotous counter-narrative to the pomp. The second-screen experience is never better than on Oscar night, when a separate (and some might say superior) entertainment experience plays out on social media. The running commentary, in which comedians and others parody the glamorous stars and their sometimes laughable speeches, has become as central to the Academy Awards as the red carpet. “Following the Oscars on Twitter is like watching the show with one hundred million of your drunkest friends,” says Andy Borowitz, the humorist and author who’s often been a standout tweeter on Oscar night. Last year, he succinctly summarized the previous two best-picture winners, “The King’s Speech” and “The Artist,” as “an English dude who couldn’t speak” and “a French dude no one could hear.” Live tweeting major TV events, from the Super Bowl to the Grammy Awards, has become engrained in our viewing by

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Baby news Couple celebrates 50th

Goubeaux family welcomes daughter

Lydia Marie urt and Monica Goubeaux, of Versailles, are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Lydia Marie. She was born Christmas Eve, Dec. 24, 2012, at 8:34 p.m. at the Wilson Memorial Hospital. She weighed 7 lbs. 15 oz. and 20 1/2 inches long. Grandparents are Dan and Tawni Batdorf of Covington and Bob and Doris Goubeaux of Versailles. Great-grandparents are Vic and Reva Batdorf of Covington, Chuck and the late Marie Myers of Troy, Virginia and the late Ambrose Goubeaux of Versailles, and the late Harold and Rose Mary Homan of New Bremen.

C heodore H. and Jolene Ray Byers Hauschild of Piqua, are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary. They were married Feb. 23, 1963, at St. Boniface Church in Piqua. The Rev. Fr. G. Norbert Adelman, C.PP.S. officiated. The couple are parents of four children, Brenda G. Hauschild of Kettering, Scott and Anita Hauschild of Arcanum, Mike and Donna Hauschild of Bradford and Stacy and Rob Brinkman of Anna. They have five grandchildren, two step grandchildren and eight step great-grandchildren.


Engagement Seger-Zimmerman announcement The couple belong to St. John’s Lutheran Church and he is a volunteer with the Bethany Center in Piqua. He was employed by Honda of Anna, retiring in April 2007. She was employed with Quality Forms in Piqua. The couple are celebrating with dinner at Logan’s in Troy. Benjamin Allen Zimmerman and Julia Rochelle Seger

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ulia Rochelle Seger and Benjamin Allen Zimmerman, both of Cincinnati, have announced their engagement and plans to marry March 9, 2013, in the Holy Angels Catholic Church in Sidney. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Bernard and Darlene Seger, of Sidney. She graduated


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from Lehman Catholic High School in 2008, and attends the College of Mount St. Joseph in Cincinnati. She plans to graduate in the spring with a bachelor of science in biology and a minor in psychology. She has been accepted into the College of Mount St. Joseph’s doctor of physical therapy program, which will begin in the spring. She is employed by Q Laboratories in Cincinnati. Her fiance is the son of Keith and Cindy Zimmerman, of Louisville, Ky., formerly of Piqua. He is a 2007 graduate of Lehman Catholic High School. He attends Cincinnati State Technical and Community College, from which he will graduate in the spring. He plans to attend the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Sciences in the fall. He is employed by Q Laboratories in Cincinnati.

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Winery attempts aging wine in ocean

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ture, the water pressure and, more interesting to me, the swaying motion of the water does to the wine,” he said. Michael Kaiser, the director of communications for WineAmerica, the National Association of American Wineries, said he had not heard of aging

wine in water. “It’s correct it does change the makeup of the wine. When you store wine it’s not supposed to be stored underwater and especially in salinized water,” he said. “But it’s interesting that someone would experiment with it to see what it’s like.”

BY JOSHUA BERLINGER Associated Press JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Bill Carter had been planning his bucket-list winter vacation to Alaska for 30 years, and he couldn’t have picked a better time to take it. The retired chemist from Jesup, Ga., didn’t mind that February temperatures can hover near minus 40 degrees on the outskirts of Fairbanks, because the night sky there offered Carter something most people never get to see: the aurora borealis. “Yellows, oranges, greens. There were light bursts that would come from time to time,” Carter said during his trip. “There were light rays that seemed to come from the ground up, and from the sky down.” The northern lights can be seen on dark, clear nights when charged solar particles strike the upper atmosphere near the North Pole. Because of a predicted peak in a solar cycle, this year and next year are expected to offer prime viewing for the elusive phenomenon. So Alaska’s tourism industry is gearing up for thousands of visitors like Carter — including jet loads from Japan — who are willing to wait outside in freezing weather, often for hours past midnight, in hopes of catching a once-ina-lifetime glimpse of the lights. Fairbanks, the largest

city in Alaska’s interior, is well-suited for aurora tourism because it’s located just at the edge of the “auroral oval,” a ring-shaped region that circles the north magnetic pole where auroral activity is most common. It also has less cloud cover because of its distance from the ocean, and tourists can usually escape the city’s light pollution by driving just 10 miles (17 kilometers) out. Lonely Planet, National Geographic and the Los Angeles Times travel section have all named Fairbanks or its surrounding areas as one of the best tourist destinations this year. Dixie Burbank got a glimpse of the aurora as a child growing up in Wisconsin, but as an adult always wanted to travel to where the lights are more powerful. “This has been something I’ve talked about for years, finally making our trek up to Alaska to see the northern lights,” said Burbank, of Sun Prairie, Wis., who, like Carter, saw the lights during a visit to Alaska this month. “Because of the solar max, this was the year to do it.” Solar cycles last roughly 10 or 11 years and the “solar max” is the cycle peak, when the sun emits the most energy. “The heavens just opened up with activity,” Burbank added. “It’s sheer excitement to see the lights come out.”

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CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — An experiment in the age-old art of winemaking began on Wednesday as a California winery submerged four cases of Cabernet Sauvignon in Charleston Harbor to see how the ocean affects the aging of the wine. Mira Winery of St. Helena, Calif., placed the bottles of wine in yellow steel mesh cages and then submerged them offshore in an undisclosed location. In three months, the wine will be removed and subjected to chemical tests and tasting by experts to see what differences it has from wine aged on land. The winery could produce and sell underwater-aged wine in the future if the trial goes well. While wineries in Europe have experimented in recent years with ocean aging of wine, the idea is novel in the United States, said Jim “Bear” Dyke Jr., the Charleston resident who owns the Napa Valley winery. At least a handful

of European wineries have produced underwateraged wine, some of which has been sold in the U.S. Winemakers have long known wine recovered from sunken ships has a unique taste and the ocean is thought to have something to do with that. Dyke and his colleagues expect the water pressure, temperature and gentle swaying from currents to produce unique effects. He would not specify the depth of the water in which the wine will be submerged. “This is a very exciting thing for me as a winemaker,” said Gustavo Gonzalez, Mira’s winemaker. “When you make wine it’s pretty much the same thing for everybody. You can change it up a bit but and see what happens and your cabernet may taste a little bit different from your neighbor’s cabernet.” The idea is to find out if ocean aging has the potential to change that, he said. “We’ll pull it out in late May and see what the effect of the water tempera-

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Real estate transfers TROY Lelah Pittenger, Richard Pittenger to Lelah Pittenger, co-trustee,Richard Pittenger, co-trustee, Richard Pittenger and Lelah Pittenger Trust, one lot, $0. Estate of Anna Jean Wray to Jack Winters, one lot, $0. Harlow Builders Inc. to Andrew Tschop, Breana Tschop, one lot, $185,600. Estate of Marvin Curtis,to Douglas Curtis, two lots, $0. Zachary Sweet to Steven Sampson,Thelma Sweet,one lot, $0. Nottingham Development Inc. to Scott Investments of Troy LLC, one lot, $44,900. Nottingham Development Inc. to Scott Investments of Troy LLC, one lot, $44,900. JP Morgan Chase Bank N.A. to Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, one lot, $0. Elizabeth Brown Third Amended and Restated Revocable Living Trust to U.S. Bank N.A., successor trustee to Joshua Lephart, two lots, $242,000. Harlow Builders Inc. to Cynthia Back, Larry Back, one lot, $67,900. Scott Investments of Troy LLC to Kenneth Murray, Patricia Murray, one lot, $245,800. Estate of Roger Sentman, Forrest Sentman,executor to Marlene Hinkle, one lot, $75,000. Denlinger & Sons Builders to Chelsey Straka, Nicholas Straka, one lot, $67,900. Charlotte Taylor Revocable Trust, Charlotte Taylor to Federal National Mortgage Association, one lot, $43,400. Chester Brown Bank of America N.A., one lot, $45,400. Erma Cool to Erma Cool Irrevocable Trust, Neta Noll,

trustee, one lot, $0. Cornerstone Baptist Church to Gary Rosenberg, Steve Rosenberg, one lot, $26,000. Gary Rosenberg, Kristine Sharpe Rosenberg, Steven Rosenberry to Hatler Bryant, one lot, $26,300. Deborah Day, Royce Day to Kristal Warner, one lot, $103, 500. Rita Brand, Vincent Brand, Linda Johnston POA to Dede Kalmar, Stephen Kalmar, one lot, $47,500. Joseph Hoffman, Regina Hoffmann toAmerica Homes 4 Rent Property, one lot, $155,000. PIQUA Connie Caserta, Linda Kittle, Steven Kittle, David Malone, Melissa Malone to Tabitha Smith, one lot, $49,900. Morequity Inc.,Nationstar Mortgage LLC, attorney in fact to John Shell, Kimberly Shell, two part lots, $22,500. Donna Martin to Lisa Feeser, one lot, $135,000. Ami Fashner to Jake Fashner, one lot, $0. Federal Home Loan Mortgage Company,Felty & Lembright Co. LPA, power of attorney to Richard Smith, Tracy Smith, one part lot, $34,700. Gmac Mortgage LLC to Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, one lot, $0. Christe Mengos, Shirley Mengos to Christine Bammel, Julienne Heinen, Christe Mengos, one lot, $0. Jonathan Vetter to Edward Beeman, one lot, $140,000. Rebecca Holthaus to Debbie Chaney, Jeffrey Chaney, one lot, $124,900. Dan Saunders to Bear Stearns Asset Backed Secu-

rities, U.S.Bank N.A.,one lot, Sandy Chinn to Nicholas $34,000. Chinn, a part lot, $0. Dennis Butcher, Jill Butcher to Jason Monnin, a BRADFORD part lot, $37,600. Anthony Chappie to Estate of Betty Abshire to Chappie Investments LLC, Beverly Dendall, Sharon one lot,$0. Siders, two part lots, $0. Erika Detro, Jared Detro HUBER HEIGHTS to Denise Detro, one lot, $32,300. John D. Dula Jr. to Shirley Worst, one lot, $176,300. CASSTOWN Carriage Trails at the Heights, Dec Land Co. I LLC Secretary of Housing and to NVR Inc., one lot, $30,500. Urban Development to NVR Inc. to Audrey Linda Vernon, two part lots, Starnes,Danny Starnes,Jen- $0. nifer Trammell, one lot, Estate of Karen K.Long to $217,500. Eugene Long,0.326 acres,$0. Dec Land Co. I LLC to Inverness Group Inc., one lot, COVINGTON $34,000. Carriage Trails at the Kimberly Dunn, Steven Heights, Dec Land Co. I LLC Dunn to Michael Hart, one to Inverness Group Inc., one lot, $124,900. lot, $34,000. Katie Coning, Landon Carriage Trails at the Coning to Kimberly Dunn, Heights, Dec Land Co. I LLC Steven Dunn, one lot, to NVR Inc., one lot, $30,500. $86,000. Carriage Trails at the Liberty Savings Bank Heights, Dec Land Co. I LLC FSB to Secretary of Housing to NVR Inc., one lot, $30,500. and Urban Development, one lot, $0. TIPP CITY Thomas Hawes, Vickie Hawes to Jason Hawes, one Jessica Roberts to Holly lot, $0. Huelsman,Jason Huelsman, Thomas Hawes, Vickie one lot, $139,900. Hawes, Hawes Keystone InBac Home Loans Servic- heritance Trust to Jason ing LP,Bank ofAmerica,suc- Hawes, trustee, Hawes Keycessor trustee, Bank of New stone Inheritance Trust, $0. York Mellon, Trustee, CHL Pass-through Mortgage FLETCHER Trust, Countrywide Home Loans Servicing, CSMBS Keith Schaefer to Jill Inc., Alison Potts, Robert Brown,Mary BethWillis,one Potts, one lot, $351,100. lot, one part lot, $0. Beth Smith, Sanford Smith to Lauren Poling, one WEST MILTON lot, $89,900. Charles Osswald, Lesa Estate of Bobby Call to Pridemore to Federal Home Lynn Call, one lot, $0. Loan Mortgage Company, a Beverly Baker, James part lot, $50,000. Baker to Amanda Ellis, Armen Ellis III, one lot, one ALCONY part lot, $84,900. JP Morgan Chase Bank

N.A. to Christopher Phillips, Alice Roberts to Dwayne Michelle Phillips, one lot, Taylor, 26.00 acres, 6.00 $36,500. acres, $250,000. Kacie Hodgin to Jordan Kenneth Hartley, Patricia Rhoads, one lot, $0. Hartley to Josh Hershberger, 0.873 acres, $100, 000. BETHEL TWP. MollyTerebinski to Robert Lachey, 10.001 acres, Kathy Cyphers, Robert $243,900. Cyphers to Duffy Real Estate Holdings LLC, two lots, LOSTCREEK TWP. $125,000. C R & T Enterprises to Diane Gray to Anthony Duffy Real Estate Holdings Cooper, Erin Cooper, one lot, LLC, two lots, $660,000. $165,000. Estate of Rena Louise Krystal Smith, Todd Burns to Earl Burns, one lot, Smith to Krystal Smith, $0. Todd Smith, 2.706 acres, $0. Angela Notestine,Michael Notestine to Christy Baker, MONROE TWP. Brittney Coburn, James Coburn, 5.102acres, Estate of Don Cox to C. $270,000. Joanne Cox, $0. Estate of William ShepSamuel Richard Ronicker, herd to Mark Shepherd, Teresa Ronicker to Shawn 8.376 acres, $0. Ronicker, 32.412 acres, $20,000. BROWN TWP. Debra Jolley to DBO Kitrina LLC, one lot, $99,900. Cynthia Brown, Herbert Brown to Patricia Springer, NEWBERRY TWP. Steven Springer, a part tract, 5.001 acres, $165,000. Donna Huelskamp, DouMarrs Farm LLC to Nu- glas Huelskamp to Carla Tradition Farm LTD., 5.165 Miller, James Miller, 13.997 acres, $0. acres, $0. Marrs Farm LLC to Marrs Produce LLC, 10.922 acres, NEWTON TWP. $0. Connie Wagner, Emerson William N. Adkins RevoWagner to Laura Becker, cable Trust, First National Mark Becker,82.00 acres,$0. Bank and Trust, U.S. Bank, trustee to A. Sue Flory, Jason CONCORD TWP. Flory, Julie Flory, Loren Flory, 100.929 acres, Christopher Monnin, $537,000. Heather Monnin to ChristoBenjamin Adams to pher Monnin, Heather Mon- Amanda Adams a.k.a. nin, one lot, $0. Amanda Wright, one lot, $0. Jean Martino t o Rodney A. Sue Flory, Loren Flory Martino, 10.397 acres, $0. to Jennifer Shellabarger, 19.026 acres, $204,000. ELIZABETH TWP. Cindy Bradley, Douglas Bradley to Jennifer Miller, Alice Beeman,James Bee- Ralph Miller, 1.361 acres, man to Alice Beeman, James 1.6231 acres, $189,900. Beeman, 0.881 acres, 33.878 Scott Herron to Diane aces, 40. Herron, 1.00 acre, $0.


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Wednesday — Soft tacos,carrots, potato wedges, milk fruit, milk. Thursday — Turkey and noo• UPPER VALLEY dles, mashed potatoes, blueberry CAREER CENTER muffin, fruit, milk. Friday — Grilled cheese, tomato Monday — Ham and beans or soup, crackers, fruit, milk. chicken patty, glazed sweet potatoes, fruit, cornbread muffin or • PIQUA HIGH SCHOOL multi-grain bun, milk. Tuesday — Nacho supreme or Monday — Chicken Philly,sweet chicken fajitas, black beans, salsa, potato fries,green beans,fruit,milk fruit, milk. Tuesday — Teriyaki chicken, Wednesday — Pizza or querice, garlic broccoli, California sadilla, side salad, fruit, milk. blend, fruit, milk Thursday — Swiss chicken Wednesday — Veggie lasagna, breast or fish sandwich, whole salad, breadstick, fruit, milk grain rice, steamed broccoli, multiThursday — Spicy nachos, cowgrain roll or bun, milk. boy salsa, fruit, Spanish rice, milk Friday — Loaded wedges or Friday — Turkey & noodles, chicken nuggets, potato wedges, mashed potatoes, green beans, roll, fruit, multi-grain roll, milk. cookie, fruit, milk • PIQUA CITY SCHOOLS, K-8 Monday — Chicken on bun, fruit, lemon broccoli, milk Tuesday — Teriyaki chicken, rice, spinach strawberry salad, baby carrots with ranch, fruit, milk Wednesday — Mini meatball sub, marinara sauce, fruit, California casserole, milk Thursday — Mexican pasta, fruit, refried beans, golden corn & carrots, milk Friday — Mini corn dogs, fruit,

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Marriages 1104 Van Way, Piqua to Jennifer Alison Morgan, 29, of same address. Donald Wayne Carter III, 23, of 750 Larch St., Apt. B, Tipp City to JessicaAnnWarren, 28, of same address. Brian Keith Sibert, 26, of 10220 N. County Road 25-A, Piqua to Bobby Jo Ann Hildebrand, 23, of same address. John Allen Long, 40, of 420 Adams St., Piqua to Tabitha Lynn Medley, 29, of same address. DavidWilbertBogart,49,of 249 E.Tipp Pike,West Milton to Juanita Kay Holsinger, 39, of same address. Todd Allen Simpson, 33, of 5 1/2 Chestnut St., Laura to Paula Marie Rice, 37, of same address. William John Dixon, 34, of 418W.WalnutSt.,TippCityto Sarah Elizabeth Hough,24,of same address. Jason George Jamiel, 38, of 413S.Harkless,Syracuse,Ind. to Erin Alicia Schelin, 27, of 219 Westgate Circle,Troy.

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Green Energy Solutions team earns DP&L Channel Partner of the Year SIDNEY — Dickman Supply’s Green Energy Solutions (GES) team has earned DP&L’s 2012 Channel Partner of the Year award. They earned the designation by successfully consulting on 135 energy reduction projects during the year with DP&L customers, the highest number in the entire DP&L territory, and earned their customers more than $350,000 in rebate dollars from DP&L. This is the third time in the four years of the program’s existence that Dickman Sup-

ply has taken the top honors. Dickman Supply Vice President and Director of its Green Energy Solutions Division, Doug Borchers, stated, “We are honored to be DP&L’s 2012 Partner of the Year. We strive to optimize our client’s energy usage and maximize their return on investment. When combining the DP&L rebate program with currently available tax deductions, lower demand penalties, and ongoing energy savings, many of these energy upgrade projects pay for

themselves in one year, showing a 100 percent return on investment, while our customers continue to enjoy the significant savings on their electric bill for many years to come. This is a total team effort between Dickman people in all three of our locations… Sidney, Greenville and Celina, and the combined knowledge and experience of our electrical contractor partners.” The team’s mission is to work closely with clients to determine the optimal combination of energy efficient technologies and available incentive programs that significantly reduce energy consumption, and provide the highest return on investment.

Riding the storm Italian traditions provide buffers to the crisis


In this Nov. 22, 2012 photo, Amedeo Tartarini puts his head in his hand during an interview in Nove, near Vicenza, Italy.Tartarini’s goldsmith business thrived for decades in Italy’s postwar boom, but the country’s financial crisis and cheap competition from China brought it to an end. BY COLLEEN BARRY Associated Press VICENZA, Italy (AP) — Self-made Italians like Amedeo Tartarini never expected to need help. Tartarini’s goldsmith business thrived for decades in Italy’s postwar boom.He was one of legions of small businessmen who made Italy an industrial power. With a house, money in the bank and a teeming workshop, the affable artisan never questioned his financial security — until it was too late. As Italy’s financial crisis deepened, Tartarini ignored signs his business was failing, but persevered in the belief that skill would outshine cheaper competition from China. Hard work and quality, he was convinced, would protect him from the forces of globalization. They did not. “I always trusted it wouldn’t end this way for me,”Tartarini said,his eyes darkened with regret.“I had to sell all I had to continue, hoping to make it.” In many rich countries, a person like Tartarini, who has lost his home, his business and his life’s savings, might have ended up on the street. Instead, he has managed to keep afloat thanks to friends and community spirit. Italy’s extraordinary social safety nets, rooted in centuries of tradition, have helped soften the blow for millions of Italians — and, so far at least, insulated the nation from the scenes of explosive unrest that have unfolded in other crisis-hit southern European countries. Italy heads into general elections this weekend that promise to determine what shape these crisis buffers will take in the future. Institutions like family, hometown loyalty and church activism have combined with a generous welfare state to maintain social peace, despite escalating episodes of individual financial collapse. Meanwhile, Italians’ own obsession with keeping up appearances at

all costs — a cultural trait known as “la bella figura,” or cutting a fine figure — has made them allergic to public displays of misery, while masking the true extent of national hardship. TheNo.1factorinItaly’s social equilibrium: The Family. The postwar economic-boom generationofprudentsaversis lovingly maintaining those that followed. Grandparents care for grandchildren, while parents help finance, or even buy, that first home for justmarried children. And young Italians may be just as inclined to live at home with mom and dad well into their 30s, with no social stigma. An organic extension of family is “campanilismo”—afierceloyaltytothevillagebell-tower— whichhasmeantthatItalians look out for each other in their home communities,which are often better suited than the state to find the best ways to help those in need. Experts see good and bad in this Italian way of life. On the one hand, it has helped to maintain not only social stability, but also high living standards, in Italy’s worst economic crisis since the end of World War II. On the other, it has been a social crutch that has eroded competitiveness, sapped opportunity for young people and perhaps put Italy on the path of long-term — if decidedly genteel — decline. Tableaus of daily life in Italian towns and cities provide abundant evidence of social buffers at play. Italy’s vast network of volunteers offer services at little or no cost, with such organizations as retired corps of Alpine soldiers staffing recycling centers or managing parking at public events in exchange for a fraction of what it would cost to contract out the job. Visit any Italian playground on a workday, particularly in the wealthy north, and small children are tended by a grandmother or grandfather, supplementing a paucity of daycare for children under 3 and providing

after-school care for older children — mostly so mothers can work. Research by the IRES think tank finds that this help sustains the employment of 800,000 women — who in turn generate 2.4 percent of GDP. The research concludes that grandparents’ contributions don’t just sustain and deepen familial relationships, “but are fundamentally linked to the economic systems of social services.” Older Italians, defined here as over 54, contribute every year around €18.3 billion ($24.5 billion) to the Italian economy, or 1.2 percent of GDP, according to IRES. That sum amounts to roughly what Italy’s economy has grown annually for the last two decades. “It is reasonable for 35year-olds to be living with their parents, and whole families may be relying on a grandfather’s pension. One or two incomes may support four or five people, and it is not considered dysfunctional,” said Raj Badiani, an IHS Global Insight analyst. Other economic factors are at play in preventing social tumult despite youth unemployment of 37 percent: — Italy’s robust underground cash economy allows many young people to work four or five months a year in sectors such as tourism, allowing them to pad their pockets with cash — albeit with corrosive consequences for the nation’s tax receipts. — Unlike Spain, Italy has avoided a housing bubble. Housing prices are steady in a country with 80 percent home ownership. It means legions of families, many of modest means, may have a home in the city and another in the countryside, perhaps in a town where their family originated, allowing them to take the kind of holidays that foreigners fantasize about — passing days in idyllic settings and feasting on cheap local specialties. — And Italians are exemplary savers, unlike their government, which has been placed under international scrutiny for its poor handling of public debt, now over 126 percent of GDP and expected to worsen. A new study by Pioneer Investments and Unicredit found Italian savings are four times its public debt, or €8.5 trillion compared with a debt of nearly €2 trillion. In other words, Italy’s public debt is 22 percent of its private wealth — which puts it in line with Germany and the United States. Italy in 2011 had higher household financial assets than France and Germany,and was above the eurozone average, ac-

cording to the Italian Banking Association. “It has been this high rate of financial wealth and the capacity of Italian families to save compared with other European countries that has protected Italy from the crisis,” said Giovanni Sabatini, general director of the Italian Banking Association. As the crisis wears on, Sabatini says, “family debts are growing, and the capital is being eroded ... But the starting point was very elevated, which still guarantees the solidity of the system.” There is a flip side: While family welfare provides a cushion, it does not allow efficient distribution of resources and leaves the younger generation at the mercy of those that came before. It’s not for nothing that Italy is known as a gerontocracy, where the strings are pulled by the elderly — from the highest levels of government to big business to the extended family. “If there were a way to institutionalize the passage of this wealth, things would be more natural compared to the current condition, which is tied to generosity,” said Marcello Calabro, who ran the study for Pioneer. Social buffers have also encouraged many people, like Tartarini, to ignore signs of the crisis and carry on in the hope they can outlast it. And “la bella figura” can create an illusion that all is well when in fact things are falling apart. “It is a crisis of identity,” said the Rev. Giovanni Sandona, coordinator for the Catholic charity Caritas in northeastern Italy. “It is not just an economic crisis.” When Tartarini’s world crumbled, he found he could rely on friends and Catholic charity. These days, Tartarini takes whatever handyman jobs found by the nuns at his Vicenza parish. And friends take him on trips to the grocery store, where they pay for his, too. Tartarini, in well-worn work clothes and heavy black shoes, spent a recent morning preparing to move with his wife and 25-yearold son from a rented accommodation he could no longer afford into a free vacated apartment belonging to the parish church of Nove, a ceramic-making town north of Vicenza. Caritas has reached out to parishes with empty residential properties to house people who have lost their lodging in the crisis. “For me, it’s an incredible thing,” Tartarini said. “I had a few days in which I didn’t know where I would go.”


Medicaid under health overhaul BY GARY FINEOUT AND KELLI KENNEDY Associated Press TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Gov. Rick Scott announced plans Wednesday to expand Medicaid coverage to roughly 900,000 more people under the federal health overhaul, a surprise decision from the vocal critic of President Barack Obama’s plan. Scott said he will ask the Legislature to expand the program under a bill that would expire in three years, after which it would require renewed legislative support. He’s the seventh Republican governor so far to propose expanding the taxpayerfunded health insurance program. Scott said he would support the expansion as long as the federal government pays 100 percent of the increased costs, which is the deal offered to states by the Obama administration for the first three years. After that, the federal government said it would pay 90 percent of the cost for the additional enrollees. The governor said he gained new perspective after his mother’s death last year, calling his decision to support a key provision of the Affordable Care Act a “compassionate, common sense step forward,” and not a “white flag of surrender to government-run healthcare.” “Before I ever dreamed of standing here today as governor of this great state, I was a strong advocate for better ways to improve healthcare than the government-run approach taken in the President’s healthcare law. I believe in a different approach. But, regardless of what I — or anyone else — believes, a Supreme Court

decision and a presidential election made the President’s healthcare mandates the law of the land,” Scott said at a news conference. The governor said he still worries that the president’s plan could “lead to less patient choice, worse care, and higher costs” but he can’t “in good conscience deny the uninsured access to care.” Scott stressed he won’t simply deny new Medicaid recipients health insurance after the three years are up, but said he will spend that time measuring how the expansion impacts healthcare costs, quality and access. Scott, a former CEO of the HCA hospital chain, entered politics in 2009 running national cable TV commercials criticizing the president’s plan. Florida led the way in challenging the ACA in a lawsuit that went all the way to the Supreme Court. Scott also made the rounds on conservative talk shows repeatedly expressing concern that expanding Medicaid would put too much of a strain on Florida taxpayers. At one point, he said the expansion would cost $26 billion over the next decade, but the state’s health care agency slashed its estimate to $3 billion after backlash from lawmakers over how the initial figure was calculated. After Obama was reelected, Scott toned down his he rhetoric, signaling wanted to work with federal health officials. He even flew to Washington to meet with Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius last month to discuss the expansion. Florida lawmakers must still sign off on Scott’s decision, and the Legislature doesn’t meet until next month.

SBDC offers free workshop PIQUA — The Small Business Development Center at Edison State Community College is offering a free minority owned business registration workshop from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 28. The workshop will be held in room 511 at the Edison main campus located at 1973 Edison Drive in Piqua. This workshop will provide an overview of state and federal certification opportunities for minority owned businesses. Topics to be covered include government requirements to be listed in Ohio’s minority business registration catalog, lines of credit, bonding, site reviews, and more. This workshop will be presented by Marcus Jenkins, Minority Business Coordinator of the Springfield SBDC. For further information or to register, contact the Edison SBDC at (937) 381-1525.


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Family Continued from page 1 and 1923, when he married Lillie, and Mary had returned to Hungary with their American-born children. It was here that Tennant hit a brick wall. “I searched the censuses, birth records, death records, everywhere I could think of and I couldn’t find anything about the children,” Tennant said. Just as Tennant was about to give up, Tate called and said she had two letters that had been written to Joe Nimety in 1946 and 1947 that might contain valuable information. The catch? They were written in Hungarian. “Dad’s always had these letters that belonged to his father. At different times through the years, I’ve tried to get them translated, but was never able to,” Tate said. “Then I thought about Amie and her church having missionaries who spoke different languages.” Tennant is a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, also known as Mormon. So Tennant turned to Facebook, where she posted, “Attention, all my Mormon returned missionaries! Does anyone speak Hungarian?” Within a couple of days, she received a response from a friend of a friend who had served his mission in Hungary, spoke the language fluently and offered to translate the letters. “About two weeks later, he sent the letters back translated, but he went a step further,” Tennant recalled. “The letters were written in a dialect of Hungarian that was different than what he knew. So he found an older Hungarian woman who lived in Hungary during the time the letters were written and she was able to confirm things for him and tell him where the letters came from geographically.” The letters, which came from an area near Budapest no longer found on a map, were from Joe Nimety’s son, Jozsef, and daughter, Iren — the halfbrother and half-sister of Lewis Nimety, who remembered as a child, seeing his father take the letters out from time to time and cry while reading them. In his letter, Jozsef informs his father that he, Iren and another sister are all married with children. Then, he makes an impassioned plea for his father’s help in getting him back to America. “I ask just one thing of you; that you find my birth certificate and send it to me.” Daughter Iren writes an emotional


The original letter, written in Hungarian. missive filled with longing to see her father. “These rows don’t allow me to express the joy and happiness I feel at exchanging words with my dear dad, if only in letters … I would be happier if we could see each other and speak with one another.” She goes on to tell him about her children and husband, Jani, who adds a note of his own at the end of Iren’s letter including a request similar to Jozsef’s: For Iren’s birth certificate so she could return to the U.S. Tate said reading the translated letters gave her a feeling of awe at finding these missing pieces of her family puzzle. Her father, she said, was moved to tears. “He was so thankful that he could finally hear something about his family. He felt compassion toward his siblings and connected with his dad again through these letters,” she said. It seems Joe Nimety might have responded to at least one of his children’s requests, since Jozsef ultimately ended up returning to America. Lewis Nimety recalled meeting his grown half-brother in Leggitt, Ky., circa 1948. “I was about 15. I remember him and Dad out on the porch talking and we couldn’t understand anything they were saying because they were speaking Hungarian,” Lewis Nimety said. “I never saw him again after that.” Still, it was heartening for Lewis

Nimety to learn that his half-brother had made it to the States, possibly with the help of their father. “His visit would have been a couple of years after his letter was written, so he must have gotten his birth certificate and come to America,” Tennant said. Unfortunately, the trail has run dry. Through census records, the cousins followed Joszef ’s travels to places including New York, but they lost track of him. “Obviously, he made it to the U.S., but I can’t find him. We know there are at least two other half-sisters, but we don’t know their married names,” Tennant said. “We’ve left lots of messages on genealogy boards, including Hungarian ones. We don’t know if they’re in the U.S. or Hungary. We know they’re out there, we just don’t know where.” Tennant and Tate vow not to abandon their search for answers. In addition to posting on the Internet, they plan a visit to Lorain, where a large number of Hungarian immigrants settled around the turn of the 20th century. There, they hope to connect with someone familiar with the surname Nimety or its original incarnation, Nimeth. “It would be nice if we could find some relatives and let Dad meet them,” said Tate.

ROUTES FOR ROOTS If you’re interested in climbing your family tree, the Miami County Historical and Genealogical Society is hosting its 18th annual Routes for Roots genealogical workshop on Saturday, March 23 at the Fort Piqua Plaza Conference Center in the Piqua Public Library. Speakers at the event will be genealogy experts Deborah Carder Mayes, Derek Davey, Debra Nowell and Joseph Heer, Ph.D. Their topics will include using Civil War records, DNA and genealogy, researching New England ancestors and using the Family Search website. The conference also will feature vendors and door prizes. Advance registration by March 16 is $15. Walk-ins are $20 the day of the conference, when registration starts at 8:15 a.m. Join the MCHGS at the time of registration and pay half price ($7) for a 2013 membership through December 31. For more information, contact Lois at (937) 773-5100 or, or email the MCHGS at The conference center is located on the fourth floor of the library at 116 W. High St. The entrance to the center is located on the east side of the library, off the Main Street parking area.


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IN BRIEF ■ Swimming

Kiefer 21st in backstroke CANTON — Piqua senior Emma Kiefer finished 21st in the 100 backstroke at the Division I state swimming prelims KIEFER Friday at the Canton Natatorium. Kiefer matched her state qualifying time of 59.13

Stover places twice at state CANTON — Versailles swimmer Mitchell Stover had two podium finishes in the D-II state swimming finals Friday at the Canton Natatorium. Stover finished 200 IM in 1:53.95 and followed it up with a fifth-place finish in the 100 backstroke in 52.77. The 400 freestyle relay (Stover, Andrew Kramer, Sam Subler, Cole Albers) finished 10th in 3:19.95; while the 200 freestyle relay (Albers, Subler, Sam Prakel, Kramer) finished 13th in 1:31.47. On the girls side, Bailey Marshal finished 15th in the 100 freestyle in 53.80. The 200 medley relay (Hannah Marshal, Amber Seibert, Ashlyn Cordonnier, Lexi Fliehman) finished 10th in 1:22.40; while the 200 freestyle relay (Seibert, Abbey Marshal, Cordonnier, Bailey Marshal) finished 14th in 1:41.05.

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All-SCL boys team released Houston’s Jesse Phlipot was named to the second team on the All-Shelby County Athletic League boys basketball team. Russia’s Treg Francis and Nolan Francis were named honorable mention.

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Xavier Harrison (left) drives to the basket as Fairmont coach Hank Bias watches. Josh Holfiner (right) shoots between Ben Van Oss (44) and Kei’Vante Tanner Friday night at Centerville High School in Division I sectional action.

Not the way Piqua planned it Season ends with tourney loss BY ROB KISER Sports Editor CENTERVILLE — Sometimes, when you are a moving program forward — there are small steps backwards along the way. And that is the only way Piqua coach Heath Butler can look at Friday night’s 61-27 loss to Fairmont in Butler D-I sectional play at Centerville

High School. The Indians final mark of 7-16 was the most wins for a Piqua boys team since the 2007-08 season — and with only two seniors in Josh Holfinger and Luke Karn the program is bright. And while he understood Fairmont was much better than the 5-17 record the Firebirds brought into the game, Butler wanted more than anything to give the two seniors a tournament win and end Piqua’s six-game losing streak in the post-

season. But, things don’t always go as planned. “There is no question this team took a giant step forward,” Butler said. “What stinks about tonight is it ends the season. But, there is no question we took a huge step forward. Not just in our playing ability, but how we handle situations and that is because of the two seniors.” Piqua led 4-2 in the early going — but from there, Fairmont was in command.

The Firebirds, with deadly 3-point shooting, a presence on the boards and a in-your face defense, scored the next eight points and were in front 15-8 by the end of the first quarter. By halftime it was 3612 — with Holfinger and Erik Vondenhuevel’s six points each accounting for the entire Piqua offense in theopening two quarters. “We got hurt on the boards early,” Butler said. “And that’s one of the things we talked about — we have to rebound the

Russia can’t keep ‘Mo’ Raiders fall to Botkins in D-IV action BY MATT ZIRCHER Civitas Media

Russia’s Kyle Wilson was named to the AllShelby County Athletic League girls basketball team’s first team. The Lady Raiders’ Ashley Borchers was named to the second team. Named honorable mention were Nicole Maier and Macey Stang, Houston; and Shana Meyer and Lauren Heaton, Russia.

Russia had all the momentum heading into the second half, but Botkins went on a 10-0 run to start the third quarter and went on to a 47-35 decision over the Raiders Friday night here in the first round of the Division IV sectional tournament. The Trojans, now 15-8 on the season, face Mechanicsburg in the second round Tuesday at 7:30 following STUMPER the Fairlawn-Fort Loramie game at 6. Russia ends its season at 6-17. An Adam Hoying jumper What was in the lane gave the Raiders Don Shula’s record as a an early 4-2 advantage, only coach in the to see Botkins answer with Super Bowl? eight straight points, including three from Seth Hoying and Josh Schwartz. Back-to-back triples by Russia’s Jordan Gariety tied the game at 10 before Hoying connected on a triple from the right corner just ahead of the horn to put the Trojans up three after a peQUOTED riod. Another Schwartz three "It was an allgave Botkins a 22-14 lead around leadership with 1:41 remaining in the void from A to Z." second quarter, but back came the Raiders as they —Jonathan Papelbon scored the final seven on the Phillies points, five coming from Trevor Sherman, to draw to lack of leadership within one at the half at 22-

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Tournament Schedule TODAY BOYS BASKETBALL TECUMSEH D-III Piqua vs. Waynesville, 7:30 p.m. TIPPECANOE D-III Versailles vs. National Trail, 7:30 p.m. PIQUA D-IV Bradford vs. Jackson Center, 6 p.m. Lehman vs. Riverside, 7:30 p.m. GIRLS BASKETBALL TIPPECANOE D-III Miami East vs. National Trail, 11 a.m. Versailles vs. Anna, 1 p.m. BROOKVILLE D-IV Covington vs. Franklin Monroe, 1 p.m. Newton vs. Tri-Village, 2:30 SIDNEY D-IV Russia vs. Mechancisburg, noon. BOYS DISTRICT BOWLING AT BEAVER-VU LANES Versailles DISTRICT GYMNASTICS AT LAKOTA EAST HIGH SCHOOL Piqua STATE SWIMMING/DIVING AT CANTON NATATORIUM D-I DIVING Ike Karn, Piqua. DISTRICT WRESTLING FAIRFIELD D-I Continues from Friday FAIRMONT D-III First round and quarterfinals




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basketball. And then, we missed some easy shots. The thing just kind of snowballed.” And Fairmont is not the type of team you can come from behind against — the Firebirds don’t turn the ball over or take bad shots. “They don’t make mistakes and they will work the ball until they get good shots,” Butler said. “We knew this was going to be a test. We knew even though it was a 13 seed


Austin Gariety drives against Mitchell Goubeaux. 21. But just when it looked like Russia had momentum on its side, the Trojans took control of the contest as layups by Alex Roberts and Heath Geyer along with three-pointers by Roberts and Schwartz extended the lead to 32-21 with 5:46 to play in the third quarter. “Russia made a run at us late in the second quarter when we had Geyer on the bench and they were able to rattle our guards,” said

Botkins coach Brett Meyer. “We talked about coming out strong in the opening three minutes of the third quarter and we did just that.” “It was an uphill battle for us all night and that run made it even more difficult,” said Russia coach Paul Bremigan. “Our defense has been pretty good the last five or six games, but we’ve really struggled to put See RUSSIA/Page 3B

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TUESDAY BOYS BASKETBALL TIPPECANOE D-III Versailles-National Trail winner vs. Twin Valley South, 7:30 TECUMSEH D-III Miami East vs. Carlisle-Anna winner, 6:30 Covington-Waynesville winner vs. WLS-Brookville winner, 8 WEDNESDAY BOYS BASKETBALL PIQUA DIVISION IV Houston vs. Lehman-Riverside winner, 7:30 p.m. TROY DIVISION IV Newton vs. Tri-Village-Emmanuel Christian winner, 6:30 p.m.


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Record Book Auto Racing

Daytona 500 Lineup NASCAR-Sprint Cup-Daytona 500 Lineup After Thursday's Duel races; race Sunday At Daytona International Speedway Daytona Beach, Fla. Lap length: 2.5 miles (Car number in parentheses) 1. (10) Danica Patrick, Chevrolet, 196.434 mph. 2. (24) Jeff Gordon, Chevrolet, 196.292. 3. (29) Kevin Harvick, Chevrolet, 194.742. 4. (18) Kyle Busch, Toyota, 195.767. 5. (16) Greg Biffle, Ford, 194.729. 6. (5) Kasey Kahne, Chevrolet, 195.852. 7. (42) Juan Pablo Montoya, Chevrolet, 195.508. 8. (33) Austin Dillon, Chevrolet, 195.385. 9. (48) Jimmie Johnson, Chevrolet, 195.084. 10. (15) Clint Bowyer, Toyota, 195.228. 11. (78) Kurt Busch, Chevrolet, 193.657. 12. (20) Matt Kenseth, Toyota, 195.725. 13. (14) Tony Stewart, Chevrolet, 195.925. 14. (55) Mark Martin, Toyota, 194.683. 15. (2) Brad Keselowski, Ford, 194.961. 16. (27) Paul Menard, Chevrolet, 195.503. 17. (13) Casey Mears, Ford, 195.495. 18. (31) Jeff Burton, Chevrolet, 195.156. 19. (88) Dale Earnhardt Jr., Chevrolet, 195.584. 20. (1) Jamie McMurray, Chevrolet, 195.042. 21. (22) Joey Logano, Ford, 195.767. 22. (34) David Ragan, Ford, 194.616. 23. (47) Bobby Labonte, Toyota, 192.563. 24. (9) Marcos Ambrose, Ford, 194.793. 25. (38) David Gilliland, Ford, 194.654. 26. (43) Aric Almirola, Ford, 194.742. 27. (87) Joe Nemechek, Toyota, 190.046. 28. (17) Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Ford, 195.537. 29. (26) Michael Waltrip, Toyota, 194.313. 30. (7) Dave Blaney, Chevrolet, 192.996. 31. (95) Scott Speed, Ford, 193.54. 32. (35) Josh Wise, Ford, 194.254. 33. (21) Trevor Bayne, Ford, 195.976. 34. (39) Ryan Newman, Chevrolet, 195.946. 35. (11) Denny Hamlin, Toyota, 195.771. 36. (99) Carl Edwards, Ford, 195.24. 37. (56) Martin Truex Jr., Toyota, 195.207. 38. (98) Michael McDowell, Ford, 193.544. 39. (32) Terry Labonte, Ford, 193.515. 40. (51) Regan Smith, Chevrolet, 193.096. 41. (36) J.J. Yeley, Chevrolet, 192.094. 42. (83) David Reutimann, Toyota, 190.339. 43. (93) Travis Kvapil, Toyota, 190.142. Failed To Qualify 44. (52) Brian Keselowski, Toyota, 183.876. 45. (19) Mike Bliss, Toyota, 189.438.

Duel 1 Results

Patrick plays it safe in ‘Duel’ Will start in front at Daytona DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — All Danica Patrick needed to do was keep her car intact. She didn't exactly follow her team owner's advice — start and then park after two laps, he joked — but she certainly saved an all-out push for Sunday's Daytona 500. Patrick started on the pole for the first 150-mile Budweiser Duel before she coasted and finished 17th out of 23 cars. She'll keep the top spot for Sunday's Daytona 500. She led the field to green, then quietly faded to the back, never giving herself a chance to race for the win. "I suppose there's a sense of relief" she kept the pole, Patrick said. "But at the same point in time, I'm a race car driver, and it's not fun to have to protect and be careful and be cautious and drop back at times." Patrick was nowhere near the four-lap sprint to the finish that saw Kevin Harvick hold off Greg Biffle for the win. Patrick became the first woman in history to win a pole in NASCAR's Sprint Cup series. Team owner Gene Haas even suggested — perhaps, jokingly — that Patrick call it a day after a couple of laps. Not a chance. "We really just wanted to run probably 10 or 15 laps and be in the pack, be in front," crew chief Tony Gibson said. "Once we got into a stalemate, we fell back, the inside line wasn't moving and it was just time to get out." No driver has won the Daytona 500 from the pole since Dale Jarrett in 2000. She can't rest easy yet, not with Cup practices Friday and Saturday, where any wreck could send her to the back of the field. But she passed the first major of Speedweeks since she thrust herself and NASCAR into the national spotlight with a history-making run at the pole for "The Great American Race." "My nerves will be calmed down a little bit Saturday afternoon when practice is over and our car's in one piece," Gibson

said. Her debrief was, well, brief. Her No. 10 Chevrolet had a tachometer issue and she enjoyed taking the outside lane. Other than those tidbits, Patrick had little analysis for her mundane performance. "I hate coming to the end like that and just lagging back," she said. "That's not fun, but it's also really ignorant to go drive up into the pack and be part of an accident for absolutely no reason. You're really not going to learn much there." Patrick knows all about how miserable it can be driving in the back of the field, with no serious chance for the checkered flag. Her average start was 36th and her average finish was 28th in her 10 Cup races last season. She got caught in a crash on just the second lap of her Daytona 500 debut last season and finished 38th. Patrick has struggled in three NASCAR seasons and has never finished better than 17th. She made the fulltime jump to the top series this season. Her chance to show what she could do racing up front from the start never got going. "It's not fun racing like that, I know it's not a lot of fun for her," Gibson said. "Our car's in one piece for now." Patrick is the fresh face of NASCAR heading into the series' season-opener. She signed autographs without slowing a step as she whisked through the fan zone on her way to the hauler. Patrick fans camped out on seats atop the garage and yelled, "Danica, we love you!" as she went to the hauler. She's handled the pressure of the pole with the same ease she handled the No. 10. Patrick said Thursday's run was comparable to a test session. If she keeps the top spot until Sunday, all she'll need to do is pick where she'll race, not when to drop back "Do I have to start on the inside on Sunday? I'm not really sure," she said. "Where does the pole start? The outside looked pretty nice."

NASCAR Sprint Cup-Budweiser Duel 1 Results Thursday At Daytona International Speedway Daytona Beach, Fla. Lap length: 2.5 miles (Start position in parentheses) 1. (13) Kevin Harvick, Chevrolet, 60 laps, 116 rating, 0 points, $57,792. 2. (14) Greg Biffle, Ford, 60, 95.9, 0, $42,789. 3. (7) Juan Pablo Montoya, Chevrolet, 60, 65.7, 0, $37,789. 4. (11) Jimmie Johnson, Chevrolet, 60, 82.2, 0, $32,789. 5. (17) Kurt Busch, Chevrolet, 60, 80.4, 0, $30,789. 6. (3) Tony Stewart, Chevrolet, 60, 75.3, 0, $28,389. 7. (12) Brad Keselowski, Ford, 60, 79, 0, $27,289. 8. (8) Casey Mears, Ford, 60, 91.2, 0, $26,289. 9. (6) Dale Earnhardt Jr., Chevrolet, 60, 72.9, 0, $26,264. 10. (5) Joey Logano, Ford, 60, 87.2, 0, $26,239. 11. (20) Bobby Labonte, Toyota, 60, 62.6, 0, $26,214. 12. (15) David Gilliland, Ford, 60, 38.1, 0, $26,189. 13. (22) Joe Nemechek, Toyota, 60, 46, 0, $26,164. 14. (16) Michael Waltrip, Toyota, 60, 69, 0, $26,139. 15. (18) Scott Speed, Ford, 60, 52.3, 0, $26,114. 16. (21) David Reutimann, Toyota, 60, 39.2, 0, $26,089. 17. (1) Danica Patrick, Chevrolet, 60, 50.4, 0, $26,064. 18. (19) Regan Smith, Chevrolet, 60, 48.7, 0, $26,014. 19. (10) Martin Truex Jr., Toyota, 60, 80, 0, $25,989. 20. (4) Denny Hamlin, Toyota, 59, 72.7, 0, $25,964. 21. (23) Brian Keselowski, Toyota, 58, 25, 0, $25,914. 22. (9) Carl Edwards, Ford, accident, 52, 62.4, 0, $25,889. 23. (2) Trevor Bayne, Ford, accident, 52, 106.2, 0, $25,839. Race Statistics Average Speed of Race Winner: 177.282 mph. Time of Race: 0 hours, 50 minutes, 46 seconds. Margin of Victory: 0.165 seconds. Caution Flags: 1 for 3 laps. Lead Changes: 4 among 2 drivers. Lap Leaders: T.Bayne 1-36; K.Harvick 37-40; T.Bayne 41; K.Harvick 42-60. Leaders Summary (Driver, Times Led, Laps Led): T.Bayne, 2 times for 37 laps; K.Harvick, 2 times for 23 laps.

Duel 2 Results NASCAR Sprint Cup-Budweiser Duel 2 Results Thursday At Daytona International Speedway Daytona Beach, Fla. Lap length: 2.5 miles (Start position in parentheses) 1. (4) Kyle Busch, Toyota, 60 laps, 121.1 rating, 0 points, $58,977. 2. (3) Kasey Kahne, Chevrolet, 60, 120.4, 0, $43,963. 3. (8) Austin Dillon, Chevrolet, 60, 111.3, 0, $38,963. 4. (9) Clint Bowyer, Toyota, 60, 92, 0, $33,963. 5. (5) Matt Kenseth, Toyota, 60, 96.3, 0, $31,963. 6. (14) Mark Martin, Toyota, 60, 88.7, 0, $29,563. 7. (7) Paul Menard, Chevrolet, 60, 98.2, 0, $28,463. 8. (10) Jeff Burton, Chevrolet, 60, 85.7, 0, $27,463. 9. (11) Jamie McMurray, Chevrolet, 60, 68.5, 0, $27,438. 10. (15) David Ragan, Ford, 60, 68.8, 0, $27,413. 11. (12) Marcos Ambrose, Ford, 60, 69.1, 0, $27,388. 12. (1) Jeff Gordon, Chevrolet, 60, 102.2, 0, $27,363. 13. (13) Aric Almirola, Ford, 60, 49.4, 0, $27,338. 14. (6) Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Ford, 59, 60.3, 0, $27,313. 15. (19) Dave Blaney, Chevrolet, 59, 41.7, 0, $27,288. 16. (16) Josh Wise, Ford, 59, 39.6, 0, $27,263. 17. (21) Travis Kvapil, Toyota, 59, 45.3, 0, $27,238. 18. (18) Terry Labonte, Ford, 59, 50.9, 0, $27,188. 19. (17) Michael McDowell, Ford, 59, 32.5, 0, $27,163. 20. (20) J.J. Yeley, Chevrolet, 59, 27.4, 0, $27,138. 21. (2) Ryan Newman, Chevrolet, 58, 38.8, 0, $27,088. 22. (22) Mike Bliss, Toyota, 55, 26.9, 0, $27,063. Race Statistics Average Speed of Race Winner: 193.966 mph. Time of Race: 0 hours, 46 minutes, 24 seconds. Margin of Victory: 0.093 seconds. Caution Flags: 0 for 0 laps. Lead Changes: 6 among 5 drivers. Lap Leaders: R.Newman 1; J.Gordon 2-39; M.Ambrose 40; K.Busch 41-51; C.Bowyer 52; K.Busch 53-60. Leaders Summary (Driver, Times Led, Laps Led): J.Gordon, 1 time for 38 laps; K.Busch, 2 times for 19 laps; C.Bowyer, 1 time for 1 lap; M.Ambrose, 1 time for 1 lap; R.Newman, 1 time for 1 lap.


NBA Glance National Basketball Association All Times EST EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division W L Pct GB New York 32 19 .627 — Brooklyn 33 22 .600 1 Boston 28 26 .519 5½ Philadelphia 22 30 .423 10½ Toronto 22 33 .400 12 Southeast Division W L Pct GB Miami 38 14 .731 — Atlanta 29 23 .558 9 Washington 15 37 .288 23 Orlando 15 39 .278 24 Charlotte 13 41 .241 26 Central Division W L Pct GB Indiana 33 21 .611 — Chicago 31 23 .574 2 Milwaukee 26 27 .491 6½ Detroit 22 34 .393 12 Cleveland 17 37 .315 16 WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division W L Pct GB San Antonio 44 12 .786 — Memphis 35 18 .660 7½ Houston 30 26 .536 14 Dallas 24 29 .453 18½ New Orleans 19 36 .345 24½ Northwest Division W L Pct GB Oklahoma City 39 15 .722 — Denver 34 21 .618 5½ Utah 31 24 .564 8½ Portland 25 29 .463 14 Minnesota 20 31 .392 17½ Pacific Division W L Pct GB L.A. Clippers 39 18 .684 — Golden State 31 23 .574 6½ L.A. Lakers 26 29 .473 12 Sacramento 19 36 .345 19 Phoenix 18 37 .327 20

Thursday's Games Miami 86, Chicago 67 San Antonio 116, L.A. Clippers 90 Friday's Games Chicago at Charlotte New York at Toronto Detroit at Indiana Denver at Washington Sacramento at Atlanta Houston at Brooklyn Orlando at Memphis Dallas at New Orleans Minnesota at Oklahoma City Boston at Phoenix San Antonio at Golden State Portland at L.A. Lakers Saturday's Games Denver at Charlotte, 7 p.m. Cleveland at Orlando, 7 p.m. Houston at Washington, 7 p.m. Miami at Philadelphia, 7:30 p.m. Indiana at Detroit, 7:30 p.m. Atlanta at Milwaukee, 8:30 p.m. Utah at L.A. Clippers, 10:30 p.m. Sunday's Games L.A. Lakers at Dallas, 1 p.m. Golden State at Minnesota, 3:30 p.m. Sacramento at New Orleans, 6 p.m. Cleveland at Miami, 6 p.m. Philadelphia at New York, 7 p.m. Memphis at Brooklyn, 7 p.m. San Antonio at Phoenix, 8 p.m. Boston at Portland, 9 p.m. Chicago at Oklahoma City, 9:30 p.m.

Men’s Schedule College Basketball Schedule All Times EST Saturday, Feb. 23 EAST Drexel at Towson, Noon Albany (NY) at Fairfield, 1 p.m. Richmond at Fordham, 1 p.m. Monmouth (NJ) at St. Francis (Pa.), 1 p.m. Dayton at UMass, 1 p.m. Canisius at Vermont, 1 p.m. Army at American U., 2 p.m. Manhattan at Buffalo, 2 p.m. New Orleans at NJIT, 2 p.m. Bryant at Quinnipiac, 2 p.m. Oklahoma St. at West Virginia, 2 p.m. Northwestern St. at Niagara, 3 p.m. St. Francis (NY) at Mount St. Mary's, 3:30 p.m. CCSU at Sacred Heart, 3:30 p.m. Charleston Southern at Rider, 4 p.m. George Washington at Saint Joseph's, 4 p.m. Georgetown at Syracuse, 4 p.m. Dartmouth at Brown, 6 p.m. Marquette at Villanova, 6 p.m. Penn at Columbia, 7 p.m. Princeton at Cornell, 7 p.m. St. Bonaventure at Duquesne, 7 p.m. VMI at Marist, 7 p.m. Fairleigh Dickinson at Robert Morris, 7 p.m. Boston U. at UMBC, 7 p.m. Harvard at Yale, 8 p.m. Providence at Rutgers, 9 p.m. SOUTH Seton Hall at Louisville, Noon Clemson at Maryland, Noon Longwood at UT-Martin, Noon Southern Miss. at Memphis, 1 p.m. Miami at Wake Forest, 1 p.m. Alabama at LSU, 1:30 p.m. Vanderbilt at Mississippi St., 1:30 p.m. South Carolina at Georgia, 2 p.m. St. Peter's at Hampton, 2 p.m. Coastal Carolina at W. Carolina, 2 p.m. Lipscomb at Kennesaw St., 2:30 p.m. Montana at Davidson, 3 p.m. ETSU at Jacksonville, 3:15 p.m. SC State at Bethune-Cookman, 4 p.m. Savannah St. at Campbell, 4 p.m. Gardner-Webb at Coll. of Charleston, 4 p.m. Norfolk St. at Delaware St., 4 p.m. William & Mary at George Mason, 4 p.m. Coppin St. at Howard, 4 p.m. Georgia St. at James Madison, 4 p.m. NC A&T at NC Central, 4 p.m. NC State at North Carolina, 4 p.m. Tulsa at UCF, 4 p.m. SE Louisiana at Winthrop, 4 p.m. N. Kentucky at Mercer, 4:30 p.m. SC-Upstate at North Florida, 4:30 p.m. Jacksonville St. at UNC Asheville, 4:30 p.m. Auburn at Mississippi, 5 p.m. Alcorn St. at Southern U., 5 p.m. Prairie View at Alabama St., 6 p.m. Jackson St. at MVSU, 6 p.m. Louisiana-Monroe at Middle Tennessee, 6:30 p.m. Texas Southern at Alabama A&M, 7 p.m. UALR at FAU, 7 p.m. Arkansas at Florida, 7 p.m. Furman at Georgia Southern, 7 p.m. Morgan St. at High Point, 7 p.m. Austin Peay at Liberty, 7 p.m. UAB at Marshall, 7 p.m. Delaware at UNC Wilmington, 7 p.m. Elon at Chattanooga, 7:30 p.m. The Citadel at Presbyterian, 7:45 p.m. S. Dakota St. at Murray St., 8 p.m. UNC Greensboro at Samford, 8 p.m. Loyola (Md.) at Tennessee St., 8 p.m. UMKC at Tennessee Tech, 8 p.m. North Texas at South Alabama, 8:05 p.m. W. Kentucky at Louisiana-Lafayette, 8:30 p.m. Missouri at Kentucky, 9 p.m. Ohio at Belmont, 10 p.m. MIDWEST Iona at Indiana St., 11 a.m. Iowa at Nebraska, 1 p.m. E. Kentucky at Valparaiso, 1 p.m. Pacific at W. Michigan, 1 p.m. Texas Tech at Iowa St., 1:45 p.m. North Dakota at Nebraska-Omaha, 2 p.m. McNeese St. at Toledo, 2 p.m. Evansville at Wright St., 2 p.m. VCU at Xavier, 2 p.m. Milwaukee at IUPUI, 3 p.m. Miami (Ohio) at S. Illinois, 3:05 p.m. Bradley at Ill.-Chicago, 4 p.m. TCU at Kansas, 4 p.m. Kent St. at Loyola of Chicago, 4 p.m. E. Illinois at N. Illinois, 4 p.m. Detroit at Wichita St., 4 p.m. Missouri St. at E. Michigan, 4:30 p.m. Morehead St. at Oakland, 5 p.m. Bowling Green at IPFW, 7 p.m. Cent. Michigan at Youngstown St., 7:05 p.m. UConn at DePaul, 8 p.m. Denver at N. Iowa, 8 p.m. Ball St. at SE Missouri, 8 p.m. Green Bay at Drake, 8:05 p.m. Texas-Pan American at Chicago St., 8:30 p.m. SOUTHWEST Cal St.-Fullerton at Texas A&M-CC, 2 p.m. East Carolina at SMU, 3 p.m. Nicholls St. at UTSA, 3 p.m. Tennessee at Texas A&M, 4 p.m. Baylor at Oklahoma, 5 p.m. SIU-Edwardsville at Cent. Arkansas, 5:30 p.m. Grambling St. at Ark.-Pine Bluff, 6 p.m. UC Irvine at Texas-Arlington, 6 p.m. Texas St. at Lamar, 7 p.m. Tulane at Rice, 8 p.m. Kansas St. at Texas, 8 p.m. Troy at Arkansas St., 8:05 p.m. Utah Valley at Houston Baptist, 8:05 p.m. Weber St. at Oral Roberts, 8:30 p.m. FAR WEST Washington St. at Arizona, 3 p.m. New Mexico at Colorado St., 4 p.m. Idaho at Idaho St., 4 p.m. Sam Houston St. at E. Washington, 4:05 p.m. UC Riverside at Portland St., 4:05 p.m. N. Colorado at UC Davis, 4:30 p.m. Santa Clara at Portland, 5 p.m. California at Oregon St., 6 p.m. Creighton at Saint Mary's (Cal), 6 p.m. Nevada at San Diego St., 6 p.m. San Diego at Gonzaga, 7 p.m. UNLV at Wyoming, 7:30 p.m. Stanford at Oregon, 8 p.m. UTEP at New Mexico St., 9 p.m. Pepperdine at San Francisco, 9 p.m. Illinois St. at Utah St., 9 p.m. CS Northridge at S. Utah, 9:35 p.m. Pacifica at CS Bakersfield, 10 p.m. Loyola Marymount at Cal Poly, 10 p.m. Boise St. at Fresno St., 10 p.m. Sacramento St. at UC Santa Barbara, 10 p.m. Washington at Arizona St., 11 p.m. N. Arizona at Hawaii, Mid Sunday, Feb. 24 EAST Holy Cross at Bucknell, Noon Navy at Colgate, Noon Lehigh at Lafayette, Noon Radford at Siena, Noon Pittsburgh vs. St. John's at Madison Square Garden, Noon Stony Brook at Maine, 1 p.m. Binghamton at New Hampshire, 1 p.m. La Salle at Rhode Island, 2 p.m. Old Dominion at Hofstra, 7 p.m. LIU Brooklyn at Wagner, 8 p.m. SOUTH Boston College at Duke, 2 p.m. Georgia Tech at Virginia, 2 p.m. Temple at Charlotte, 4 p.m. Florida St. at Virginia Tech, 6 p.m. MIDWEST Illinois at Michigan, 1 p.m. Cincinnati at Notre Dame, 2 p.m. Michigan St. at Ohio St., 4 p.m.

Northwestern at Purdue, 6 p.m. FAR WEST South Dakota at Montana St., 3 p.m. UCLA at Southern Cal, 3:30 p.m.

Women’s Schedule Women's College Basketball Schedule All Times EST Saturday, Feb. 23 EAST UMBC at Boston U., 1 p.m. CCSU at Bryant, 1 p.m. Binghamton at New Hampshire, 1 p.m. Georgetown at Pittsburgh, 1 p.m. Quinnipiac at Sacred Heart, 1 p.m. LIU Brooklyn at Wagner, 1 p.m. Bucknell at Holy Cross, 2 p.m. Rutgers at St. John's, 2 p.m. American at Army, 3 p.m. Fairleigh Dickinson at Robert Morris, 4 p.m. Monmouth (N.J.) at St. Francis (Pa.), 4 p.m. Maine at Stony Brook, 4 p.m. Seton Hall at UConn, 4 p.m. Yale at Harvard, 6 p.m. Cornell at Princeton, 6 p.m. Brown at Dartmouth, 7 p.m. St. Francis (N.Y.) at Mount St. Mary's, 7 p.m. Colgate at Navy, 7 p.m. Columbia at Penn, 7 p.m. Lafayette at Lehigh, 7:30 p.m. SOUTH Lipscomb at Kennesaw St., Noon ETSU at Jacksonville, 1 p.m. Florida Gulf Coast at Stetson, 1 p.m. Xavier at VCU, 1 p.m. Radford at Winthrop, 1 p.m. S.C. State at Bethune-Cookman, 2 p.m. Campbell at Charleston Southern, 2 p.m. Norfolk St. at Delaware St., 2 p.m. Elon at Furman, 2 p.m. Coppin St. at Howard, 2 p.m. N. Kentucky at Mercer, 2 p.m. N.C. A&T at N.C. Central, 2 p.m. S.C.-Upstate at North Florida, 2 p.m. New Orleans at Northwestern St., 2 p.m. Syracuse at South Florida, 2 p.m. Longwood at UNC Asheville, 2 p.m. Appalachian St. at UNC Greensboro, 2 p.m. Georgia Southern at Wofford, 2 p.m. UALR at Florida Atlantic, 3 p.m. Liberty at Gardner-Webb, 3 p.m. UT-Martin at Murray St., 3 p.m. Alcorn St. at Southern U., 3 p.m. Texas Southern at Alabama A&M, 4 p.m. Prairie View at Alabama St., 4 p.m. Austin Peay at E. Kentucky, 4 p.m. Savannah St. at Florida A&M, 4 p.m. Louisiana-Monroe at Middle Tennessee, 4 p.m. Jackson St. at MVSU, 4 p.m. Davidson at Samford, 4 p.m. W. Carolina at Chattanooga, 5 p.m. High Point at Presbyterian, 5 p.m. W. Kentucky at Louisiana-Lafayette, 6 p.m. North Texas at South Alabama, 6:05 p.m. SE Missouri at Jacksonville St., 7 p.m. MIDWEST Akron at Kent St., Noon Youngstown St. at Loyola of Chicago, 1 p.m. Wisconsin at Northwestern, 1 p.m. N. Illinois at Ball St., 2 p.m. Richmond at Butler, 2 p.m. Providence at Cincinnati, 2 p.m. W. Michigan at E. Michigan, 2 p.m. Bowling Green at Miami (Ohio), 2 p.m. IPFW at Oakland, 2 p.m. Buffalo at Ohio, 2 p.m. Creighton at Bradley, 3 p.m. Valparaiso at Green Bay, 3 p.m. Indiana at Illinois, 3 p.m. Iowa St. at Kansas St., 3 p.m. Portland St. at North Dakota, 3 p.m. Drake at N. Iowa, 3 p.m. W. Illinois at South Dakota, 3 p.m. IUPUI at UMKC, 3 p.m. Milwaukee at Wright St., 4:30 p.m. Belmont at E. Illinois, 5 p.m. Utah Valley at Chicago St., 6 p.m. Detroit at Ill.-Chicago, 8 p.m. Nebraska Omaha at N. Dakota St., 8 p.m. Evansville at Missouri St., 8:05 p.m. S. Illinois at Wichita St., 8:05 p.m. SOUTHWEST Texas at Baylor, 1 p.m. Texas-Pan American at Houston Baptist, 3 p.m. Oklahoma at Oklahoma St., 3 p.m. Troy at Arkansas St., 4:05 p.m. Grambling St. at Ark.-Pine Bluff, 6 p.m. West Virginia at TCU, 8 p.m. FAR WEST Fresno St. at Boise St., 4 p.m. Gonzaga at BYU, 4 p.m. S. Utah at N. Colorado, 4:05 p.m. Loyola Marymount at Saint Mary's (Cal), 5 p.m. San Francisco at San Diego, 5 p.m. Pepperdine at Santa Clara, 5 p.m. CS Northridge at UC Santa Barbara, 5 p.m. CS Bakersfield at New Mexico St., 6 p.m. Wyoming at UNLV, 6 p.m. Hawaii at Cal Poly, 7 p.m. San Diego St. at Nevada, 7 p.m. UC Riverside at Pacific, 7 p.m. Cal State Fullerton at UC Davis, 7:30 p.m. Colorado St. at New Mexico, 8 p.m. Sacramento St. at N. Arizona, 8:35 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 24 EAST Clemson at Boston College, 1 p.m. Charlotte at La Salle, 1 p.m. Michigan at Penn St., 1 p.m. Fairfield at Canisius, 2 p.m. William & Mary at Drexel, 2 p.m. Saint Joseph's at Fordham, 2 p.m. St. Bonaventure at George Washington, 2 p.m. Siena at Iona, 2 p.m. Manhattan at Niagara, 2 p.m. Rider at Saint Peter's, 2 p.m. Duquesne at UMass, 2 p.m. Albany (N.Y.) at Vermont, 2 p.m. Louisville at Villanova, 2 p.m. Marist at Loyola (Md.), 3 p.m. James Madison at Delaware, 4:30 p.m. Saint Louis at Rhode Island, 5 p.m. SOUTH Miami at Georgia Tech, 1 p.m. Florida St. at Virginia Tech, 1 p.m. N.C. State at North Carolina, 1:30 p.m. George Mason at Georgia St., 2 p.m. Georgia at Mississippi, 2 p.m. Hofstra at Old Dominion, 2 p.m. East Carolina at UCF, 2 p.m. Northeastern at UNC Wilmington, 2 p.m. Florida at Alabama, 3 p.m. Missouri at Auburn, 3 p.m. Duke at Maryland, 3 p.m. UTEP at Memphis, 3 p.m. Kentucky at LSU, 3 p.m. Mississippi St. at South Carolina, 3 p.m. UAB at Southern Miss., 3 p.m. Tulsa at Tulane, 3 p.m. Texas A&M at Vanderbilt, 5 p.m. MIDWEST Texas Tech at Kansas, 1 p.m. Purdue at Minnesota, 1 p.m. Toledo at Cent. Michigan, 2 p.m. Temple at Dayton, 2 p.m. Illinois St. at Indiana St., 2:05 p.m. Iowa at Nebraska, 3 p.m.


Match Play Results WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship Results At Dove Mountain, The Ritz-Carlton Golf Club Marana, Ariz. Yardage: 7,791; Par: 72 Second Round Friday Seeds in parentheses Nicolas Colsaerts (37), Belgium, def. Justin Rose (5), England, 4 and 2. Matt Kuchar (21), United States, def. Sergio Garcia (12), Spain, 2 and 1. Tim Clark (59), South Africa, def. Thorbjorn Olesen (38), Denmark, 3 and 2. Ian Poulter (11), England, def. Bo Van Pelt (22), United States, 3 and 1. Bubba Watson (8), United States, def. Jim Furyk (25), United States, 22 holes. Jason Day (41) Australia, def. vs. Russell Henley (56), United States, 19 holes. Martin Kaymer (26), Germany, def. Rafael Cabrera Bello (58), Spain, 2 and 1. Hunter Mahan (23), United States, def. Richard Sterne (55), South Africa, 4 and 3. Robert Garrigus (36), United States, def. Louis Oosthuizen (4), South Africa, 3 and 2. Fredrik Jacobson (45), Sweden, def. Marcus Fraser (52), Australia, 4 and 3. Scott Piercy (35), United States, def. Luke Donald (3), England, 7 and 6. Steve Stricker (14), United States, def. Nick Watney (19), United States, 21 holes. Shane Lowry (64), Ireland, def. Carl Pettersson (33), Sweden, 6 and 5. Graeme McDowell (17), Northern Ireland, def. Alexander Noren (49), Sweden, 20 holes. Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano (31), Spain, def. Charles Howell III (63), United States, 6 and 5. Webb Simpson (15), United States, def. Peter Hanson (18), Sweden, 1 up.



Saturday, February 23, 2013


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Cleveland edges Cincinnati

FAIRFIELD — Piqua senior wrestler Drew Durand is still alive in the Fairfield D-I dist r i c t t o u r n am e n t after the first day DURAND of competition. Durand, wrestling at 195 pounds, opened the day with a tough match against Fairfield’s Stephen Ludwig. The hometown Indian pinned Durand in 2:15. Durand bounced back with 9-3 decision over Johnny Deatharage of Lakota East. He will resume wrestling in the consolations this morning. Weather played havoc on several competitions Friday. D-III district The wrestling was postponed and will get started today at Trent Arena in Kettering. Finals are scheduled for 4 p.m. Sunday. The girls district bowling tournament was postponed Friday. The event, being held at Beaver-Vu Lanes in Beavercreek, will now be held on Monday with both MIKE ULLERY/CALL FILE PHOTO Piqua and Versailles comCincinnati’s Miguel Olivo makes contact against Cleveland Friday. peting.

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GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) — Terry Francona froze like a rookie manager. When the winning run crossed home plate in the ninth inning Friday, giving Cleveland an 11-10 comeback win over the Cincinnati Reds in Francona's spring debut with the Indians, the two-time World Series winner wasn't quite sure what to do. "I just don't know if everybody knew it was a walk-off," Francona said with a laugh. "Everybody was kind of looking around. Nobody knew how to act." For Francona, it had been a while. Back in a dugout for the first time since parting ways with the Boston Red Sox after the 2011 season, Francona opened a new era with the revitalized Indians, who after luring him away from broadcasting in October, spent nearly $120 million on free agents to improve a club that lost 94 games last season. Francona's got some work to do to get the Indians back into contention, but this was a start. "Yeah, today was good," Francona said. "The starters got three innings just like we wanted. Everybody got an at-bat or two to kind of shake off the rust a little bit." There was plenty of cor-

rosion as the teams combined for 21 runs, 27 hits, four homers and some horrendous pitching. The Reds led 10-8 going to the bottom of the ninth before the Indians loaded the bases against reliever Carlos Contreras. Cincinnati manager Dusty Baker brought in Drew Hayes and Mike McDade, acquired on waivers from Toronto in November, sliced a three-run double into the left-field corner to win it. Cincinnati's Joey Votto singled in his first two atbats as the defending NL West champions built a 50 lead in the first with some help from the Indians, who let an easy fly ball drop to score two runs. Votto, the 2010 NL MVP, reported to training camp healthy after missing 48 games in 2012 following two arthroscopic surgeries on his left knee. He's been given a spot on Team Canada's roster for the upcoming World Baseball Classic, but Votto wants to play a few more games and see how he feels before committing to the event. Baker likes what he's seen so far from his first baseman. "Joey looked great, actually," he said. "He was running the bases well.”

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MARANA, Ariz. (AP) — Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods now have plenty of company — somewhere other than the Match Play Championship. One day after the best two players in the world went home, more top seeds followed Friday when golf's most unpredictable tournament served up another reminder that the only time the word "upset" should be used is to describe the guys who are no longer playing. Luke Donald, the No. 3 seed who is regarded among the best in match play, suffered his worst loss in 25 matches at this tournament. Louis Oosthuizen (No. 4) and Justin Rose (No. 5) never even reached the 17th tee when it was time for them to leave. When another wild day ended at Dove Mountain, Masters champion Bubba Watson was the last man standing among the top 10 seeds. "This game ... it's a tossup," Watson said after going 22 holes to beat Jim Furyk. "You can't really judge who's going to win, or bet who's going to win. It really means nothing, is what I'm saying." At least he's still playing, even though he made it hard on himself. Watson missed a 5-foot birdie putt on the 18th hole that would have won the match. He missed another 5-foot birdie putt on the first extra hole. He had to stand to the side of the green as Furyk stood over a 12-foot putt to win the match. Given new life, Watson finally advanced to the third round. It was the first time since this World Golf Championship began in 1999 that only one top-10 seed was remaining after two rounds. "I think we're beyond surprises, in this event es-

pecially," Graeme McDowell said after needing 20 holes to beat Alex Noren. "Anybody can have a great day and anybody can have a tough day. It's what makes the game exciting, and it's what makes this game extremely fickle and extremely frustrating." And fun? "Yeah, it's fun when you're sitting in a car coming back from a second playoff hole having won," McDowell said. "I drove past Alex Noren in the car park and he's dragging his flight bag to the locker room. And he's not having fun." Donald, who birdied his last two holes Thursday to win his opening match, didn't know what hit him. Scott Piercy won the first three holes, and if that wasn't enough, he hit a 4-iron into the cup for eagle on the fifth hole and was on his way to a 7-and6 win, a margin known as a "dog license" in Britain. Back in the day, it used to cost 7 schillings and six pence. Donald felt like a wounded pup. "Losing (stinks) and it's very disappointing," Donald said. "But I would have liked to have given him a bit better of a match." Piercy is having a blast in his first match play since he won $2 million in Las Vegas for something called "The Ultimate Challenge," which was two days of match play and two days of stroke play. All he can get from this event is $1.5 million, and he still has to win four more times, starting with Steve Stricker on Saturday. Robert Garrigus never trailed against Oosthuizen — Garrigus hasn't trailed at all this week — and sounded as though he had penciled himself into the final.

sion. These kids could have gotten down and given up with some of the losses we had late in the season — they never did. “This was probably our best week of practice. We truly believed we were going to win this game.” Instead, Butler hopes he will able to look back at this season — led by his two seniors — as the start of something big. BOXSCORE Piqua (27) Tate Honeycutt 0-2-2, Xavier Harrison 00-0, Luke Karn 1-0-2, Erik Vondenhuevel 40-8, Josh Holfinger 6-1-13, Colton Bachman 1-0-2, Dan Monnin 0-0-0, Derrick Gullett 0-0-0, Brandon Hohlbein 0-0-0, Brad Hohlbein 0-0-0, Bailey Lyons 0-0-0, Austin Hall 0-0-0. Totals: 12-3-27. Fairmont (61) Antonio Atria 5-1-15, Greg Bergman 2-04 Greg Osborne 0-1-1, Kei’Vante Tanner 51-11, Ben Van Oss 2-0-5, Aaron Abbott 3-1-7. Ethan Westbeld 1-5-8, Grant Powers 1-1-3, Chris Beatty 1-0-3, Garrett Sexton 00-0, Jacob Maloney 1-0-2, Darius Dunson 0-0-0, Corde Kyles 1-0-2. Totals: 22-10-61. 3-point field goals — Fairmont: Atria (4), Van Oss, Westbeld, Beatty. Score By Quarters 8 12 18 27 Piqua Fairmont 15 36 45 61 Records: Piqua 7-16, Fairmont 6-17.


Luke Karn drives to the basket Friday night.

Russia Continued from page 1B the ball in the basket.” Russia cut the deficit to four with seven unanswered points, capped off by another Gariety three, and the Raiders were within five at 40-35 on a Nolan Francis jumper with still five minutes to go. That turned out to be the final points of the night, however, for Russia as Botkins scored the final seven points of the contest, six by Geyer, to win going away. “We were able to make some plays down the stretch and did a good job

on them defensively,” said Meyer. “We had a good allaround effort, especially on the defensive end.” The shooting percentages were nearly identical as the Trojans shot 38 percent compared to 36 percent for the Raiders. Botkins, however, finished with 11 more attempts as it held a slight 30-29 rebounding edge, 10-6 on the offensive end, and forced 16 turnovers while committing just eight. That turnover differential also resulted in a 24-7 advantage in points off of turnovers.

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“Botkins was able to get some offensive rebounds and just outplayed us tonight,” said Bremigan. “They were able to hit their shots when they needed to and we weren’t able to.” Schwartz led all scorers with 17 for the Trojans, including all nine of the team’s points in the second quarter and 14 overall in the first half, while

Geyer added 16, all but two coming after halftime. Gariety paced Russia with nine off the bench while Francis had eight. BOXSCORE Botkins (47) Roberts 3-1-8, Hoying 2-0-6, Geyer 6-316, Schwartz 7-0-17. Totals: 18-4-47. Russia (35) Sherman 3-0-7, Francis 2-4-8, Dues 2-05, Poling 2-0-4, Gariety 3-0-9, Hoying 1-02. Totals: 13-4-35. 3-point field goals — Botkins: Schwartz (3), Hoying (2), Roberts, Geyer. Russia: Gariety (3), Sherman, Dues. Score By Quarters Botkins 13 22 35 47 Russia 10 21 30 35 Records: Botkins 15-8, Russia 6-17.

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and 15 seed, Fairmont was the favorite coming in.” Holfinger led Piqua in his final game with 13 points and six rebounds. Antonio Atria led Fairmont with 15 points, while Kei’Vante Tanner added 11 points and 10 rebounds to a balanced Firebird attack. Piqua was just 12 of 41 from the floor for 29 percent and three of five from the line for 60 percent. Fairmont was 22 of 48 from the floor for 46 percent and 10 of 19 from the line for 53 percent. The Firebirds won the battle of the boards 28-22 and had nine turnovers to Piqua’s 17. “I thought we missed some open guys out there,” Butler said. “The guys just want it so bad — sometimes it clouds their vi-


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HOROSCOPE BY FRANCES DRAKE For Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013 ARIES (March 21 to April 19) You feel quite private about things right now, which is why you are working behind the scenes. This is a good time to strategize what you want your new year (birthday to birthday) to be all about. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Friends are very important now. Likewise, your relationship with clubs and organizations is important. (Partly, this is because old friends are popping up.) GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) People notice you more than usual now, especially bosses, parents and VIPs. Since you look very good to them, demand the advantage. Ask for what you want. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) This is an excellent time to travel or get further education or training. Do whatever you can to enhance your life or improve your job. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) Focus on how you can reduce your debt and wrap up loose details with inheritances, wills and estates. Tidy up these easy-to-avoid obligations. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) You need more sleep now, because the Sun is as far away from your sign as it gets all year, and the Sun is your source of energy. Respect this. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) Do whatever you can to get better organized, because you’ll feel better psychologically and physically. You are very affected by the appearance of your environment. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) Focus on children, sports events, fun times and vacations, because that’s where it’s at for you now. This is a great time to just kick up your heels and enjoy yourself. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) Family discussions can provoke tension now, which means you have to smooth over troubled waters. You can do this. One angry person can upset a whole family. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) Your busy pace will give you lots of energy to sell, teach, act, write or drive for a living. You’re out there, flying your colors and talking to everyone. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) Certain situations have made you start to question your values. You’re wondering what really matters in life. Is it money? What will make you happy? PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) Four planets are in your sign now, so you are revved and ready for action. Get some physical exercise to blow off some of this pent-up steam. YOU BORN TODAY You are so giving, you often find yourself in a position of sacrifice. The well-being and happiness of others is a source of your own personal reward. It’s important to work for the common good by finding a win-win solution so that you are not left in the dust. Fortunately, your year ahead will be delightfully social and will benefit all relationships. Birthdate of: Kristin Davis, actress; Sid Meier, game designer/programmer; George Thorogood, guitarist. (c) 2013 King Features Syndicate, Inc.








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LOST: opal ring on 2/17 at Grace Church or Aldi, Piqua, or Kohl's, Troy. Great sentimental value. Reward! Please call (937)214-9859

135 School/Instructions AIRLINES ARE HIRINGTrain for hands on Aviation Career. FAA approved program. Financial aid if qualified - Job placement assistance. CALL Aviation Institute of Maintenance 877-676-3836

200 - Employment


WORK/ TRAVEL SCHEDULE 8 days on/6 days off. Job duties require onsite physical labor in the commercial flat roof industry, 11 hrs per day. PAID travel, motel, per diem. Health insurance, 401K, paid time off. *** $ BASE PAY +OVERTIME PAY + BONUSES + PREVAILING WAGE OPPORTUNITIES $ *** APPLICANT REQUIREMENTS Must be 21 yrs of age (due to interstate travel/FMSCA regulations) Valid Driver’s License with MINIMAL points NO DUIs or DWIs Ability to pass Background Checks Drug Screen Pre-Hire & Random DOT Physical Contact Tricia at: RK Hydro-Vac, Inc 322 Wyndham Way Piqua OH 45356

220 Elderly Home Care CAREGIVER/ COMPANION needed during day for elderly man in Piqua. State Tested Nursing Assistant preferred. (317)882-1526.

235 General ADMINISTRATIVE/ ACCOUNTING ASSISTANT Part time B&L Labeling in Piqua is seeking a bright, professional and energetic individual for Admin and Acctg support. Responsibilities include order processing, billing, A/R, A/P, main phone support, job cost tracking and other admin duties. Approx 30 hrs/week. Please send resume to: or fax to: (937)773-9020 EOE


February 26

EXPERIENCED AG EQUIPMENT SALES LAWN & GARDEN EQUIPMENT SALES SERVICE MANAGER SERVICE OFFICE BUSINESS OFFICE WITH ACCOUNTING BACKGROUND State your qualifications, experience, and which position you are applying for. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, benefits available after probationary period.

Tuesday from 10am–3pm Evaluation hire positions with great pay and benefits. Seeking machine & forklift operators with great math skills, strong attention to detail and the ability to lift 50+ pounds repetitively. Apply: 100 Steelway Drive Piqua, Ohio We Support a Drug Free Workplace


Send your resume to: Sidney Daily News Dept. 995 1451 N. Vandemark Rd Sidney, OH 45365


Full time Office Assistant. Monday – Friday 8:00–4:30. Must have experience and be computer efficient. Send Resume to:

Industrial contractor hiring for hard hat environment. Training provided.

PO Box 37 Versailles Ohio 45380

Apply at: 15 Industry Park Court Tipp City

or fill out an application at: 10709 Reed Road Versailles, Ohio Between the hours of 8am-3:30pm Monday through Friday No phone calls

MANUAL LATHE OPERATORS Minimum 3 years experience, Must be able to perform close-tolerance work. Send resumes to:

Jana Barhorst, Office Manager Shelby County ESC 129 E. Court Street Sidney, Ohio 45365

Versailles area business looking for full time general maintenance tech. Hours will be Monday thru Thursday 10:00 a.m. – 8:30 p.m. Experience preferred. Pay based on experience. Stop in to fill out an application at:

TEMPORARY MERCHANDISING PROJECT Piqua, OH, 5 weeks Monday - Thursday, 3/12 -4/12 9PM-6AM, $8.25 per hour, Must be physically fit to lift and reset shelving and remerchandise product

10709 Reed Road Versailles, Ohio Between the hours of 8:30am - 2:00pm

retail merchandiser questions call (937)470-3046

No phone calls please


105 Announcements

240 Healthcare

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

Wanted-Full Time Powder Coater, Local Powder Coating Company is seeking an experienced Coater who is self motivated, with strong work ethics. We offer competitive wages, health insurance and retirement.

Please e-mail your resume to:

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

A newspaper group of Ohio Community Media

MEDICAL ASSISTANT TRAINEE Paid training in medical/dental field. No experience required for H.S. diploma Grads 17-34. Excellent, salary and benefits. paid relocation. Call 1-800-282-1384

PRODUCTION WORKERS KTH Parts Industries, Inc., a quality oriented manufacturer of stamped and welded auto parts, located in St. Paris, Ohio has immediate openings for second shift Production Associates. The successful candidate must have a good work history and be able to work overtime – including Saturdays. KTH Parts offers a very attractive benefit package, competitive wage, and a team oriented manufacturing environment, including: • Starting wage of $14.97/hr. plus shift differential • Pay increases every 6 months over the next two years • Health care (Rx card), dental, and vision coverage • Defined benefit retirement plan • 401(k) plan • Perfect attendance bonuses (quarterly) • Paid holidays, vacations, and shut-downs Qualified candidates should send a resume to:

KTH Parts Industries, Inc. P.O. Box 0940 St. Paris, OH 43072 Attn: Production Recruiter KTH is an Equal Opportunity Employer


9812 North Country Club Road, Piqua, OH 45356

IMMEDIATE OPENINGS Maintenance Technicians Machine Operators Forklift Drivers Must have excellent work history, HSD/GED required, pass background check and drug screening requirements.

If you have a positive attitude and high energy, this opportunity is for you. You will find a friendly work environment and a strong “team” concept. Piqua Country Club is beginning another exciting season. We offer a competitive wage and flexible hours for students, homemakers and industry career candidates. You will need to have a commitment to exceptional service, a positive work ethic and a history of dependability. You will be serving members and guests as well as working cooperatively with fellow employees in a country club environment. Experience in the hospitality service industry is not a prerequisite, but will be helpful. There are certain shifts available immediately for several of the areas listed below; however the majority of seasonal positions will be available beginning in May of 2013. WAITRESS/WAITERS TURF MAINTENANCE KITCHEN HELP - COOKS BARTENDERS DISHWASHERS BUSSERS LIFEGUARDS SNACK BAR SERVERS BANQUET STAFF - FULL AND PART TIME



Apply at: EOE


Call John at 937.773.7744 extension 11 to save a space for one of these dates.



Home Health Nurse (Wound Care Certified) Responsibilities include the clinical care of the client in the client’s place of residence utilizing the nursing process and following established policies and procedures of the medical plan for care. Also, coordinates the case management and documentation progress of the client. Qualified candidates must be licensed as a Registered Nurse in the State of Ohio Minimum of three years nursing experience and wound certification preferred.

Labor and Delivery Nurses Available positions on night shift (7pm-7am). L & D experience is strongly preferred with a minimum of one year Med/Surg experience Qualified candidates must be licensed as a registered nurse in the State of Ohio. Current BLS certifications required. Basic and Intermediate Fetal Monitoring courses or completion of courses within one year of hire. Completion of ACLS within one year of hire required. NRP Resuscitation certification is also required (or completed within 60 days of hire).

Nurse Practitioner (Urgent Care)


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


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Applications will be accepted until 4pm Friday, March 8, 2013


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Shelby County Educational Service Center is seeking a full-time financial assistant to start no later than April 1, 2013. Responsibilities include payroll and accounts payable. Must be detailed oriented and have accounting background. Payroll experience preferred. Great benefits, including health insurance.

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

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

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HELPERS Valid Driver’s required

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

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Here’s a brief glimpse at some of the benefits that employees enjoy: Medical - After a $250 deductible, 100% coverage for medical services rendered at Wilson Memorial Hospital • Prescription • Dental - Orthodontia included (No network) • Vision – (No network) • Hospital Paid Long-Term Disability – 60% of basic monthly earnings • Hospital Paid Employee Life Insurance • Retirement Program • Tuition Assistance • Wellness Program Our Wilson Memorial Hospital value is: “ASPIRE: Always Serve with Professionalism, Integrity, Respect and Excellence.” Qualified candidates may apply on-line at

Currently seeking an experienced Certified Nurse Practitioner to work on a casual basis in Urgent Care. Qualified candidates will be licensed in the State of Ohio, Certified Nurse Practitioner. EOE


100 - Announcement

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Saturday, February 23, 2013


Service&Business DIRECTORY

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

Gutters • Doors • Remodel

for appointment at

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Gravel Hauled, Laid & Leveled Driveways & Parking Lots

Bankruptcy Attorney Emily M. Greer, Esq.


620 Childcare


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If you move out of your home while it’s on the market, you’ll expect your real estate agent to handle showings in your absence. But how do you avoid the unwanted attention that a vacant home can attract from uninvited intruders? There are many ways to increase your security. While your agent likely won’t have the time available to constantly monitor your home,

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Vacant home or open house? you do have the option of registering with the local police department, so that officers assigned to your neighborhood can keep an eye on your home and perform security checks as needed – generally at no charge. If you have a security system already installed, be sure to notify your service that the house is empty, and provide a local emergency contact number. Also employ a caretaker for the grounds, to keep the yard clean and maintained for a more lived-in look. Stop your newspaper deliveries and make sure your mail is being forwarded to your new address after your big moving day. Don’t leave anything valuable behind, and be sure to program all of the lights on timers, inside and out. An overlooked issue, however, is to not leave the lights on all night, as

that is actually an obvious clue that no one is home. Some simple planning now can save you untold worry and stress later. Enjoy your new home town! If you know somebody who is having trouble making their house payment, have them call the Kathy Henne Team. Kathy has earned the prestigious Certified Distressed Property Expert (CDPE) designation, having completed training in foreclosure avoidance and short sales. More and more lenders are willing to consider short sales because they are much less costly than foreclosures. Interested in bank-owned homes? Go to www.piquabank to receive a FREE list of all bank-owned properties.

8255 E. ST. RT. 55, CASSTOWN Country Charmer! House is situated on 3 acres with 10 acres located behind the house. Many updates to this lovely home include vinyl siding, roof, gutters, newer furnace, new kitchen appliances, refinished original hardwood and new wood laminate in the kitchen and bath. Located in Miami East School District! $132,000.


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600 - Services

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245 Manufacturing/Trade

RN Supervisors Casual ~ 2nd shift LPN's Casual ~ All Shifts STNA's FT PT ~ All Shifts Housekeeper FT ~ Days We are looking for experienced people. Come in and fill out an application and speak with Beth Bayman, Staff Development. Koester Pavilion 3232 North County Road 25A Troy, OH 45373 (I-75 at exit 78) 937.440.7663 Phone 937.335.0095 Fax Located on the Upper Valley Medical Center Campus

Looking for Long Term Work? Potential for $660/Week

Staffmark is hiring to support the needs of F & P America. Immediate openings for welding, machine operators and assembly. Starting wage is $10/HR with potential to earn $12/HR after 6 months (based on your attendance). Please apply in person at: 1600 W. Main St., Troy, Ohio Online at or call 937-335-0118.


270 Sales and Marketing INSIDE SALES Industrial contracting company seeks a full time Inside Salesperson to make appointments with existing and new customers. Two years inside sales experience and proficiency with Word, Excel and Internet a must. Send resume and salary requirements to:

Immediate opening for a Fleet Mechanic with experience on Semi-tractor & trailer maintenance and service. This is a full time position with excellent wages & benefits. Apply in person at:


Harold J.Pohl, Inc. 9394 McGreevey Rd. Versailles, OH 45380 1-800-837-5046

Brick, Block & Building materials inside sales position available.

Apply in person at: Snyder Brick 3246 N. County Rd. 25A Troy, OH

275 Situation Wanted TAX PREPARATION $100 flat rate (937)620-6755

240 Healthcare NEEDED IMMEDIATELY! Chiropractic office hiring for front desk. Tues-Fri 8:30-1:00; Saturdays 7:30-close (22.50hrs) If you are friendly, dependable and efficient please fax resume to Sara: (937)773-0828 with salary requirements.

■●■●■●■●■●■●■● The Pavilion rehabilitation and Skilled Care Center is looking for creative, dedicated individuals to fill the following 3 positions: HOUSEKEEPER- part time, approximately 28 hours per week. Experience in cleaning and carpet care preferred. High school diploma required. ACTIVITIESpart time, approximately 10 hours per week working evenings/weekends. Previous experience in activity programming in a long-term care facility preferred. High school diploma required. DIETARY AIDE- part time, 10 hours per week, flexible hours. Responsible for preparing and serving meals, according to menu; following department cleaning schedule; maintaining sanitation and safety standards in operating equipment. Applications Available at: The Pavilion 705 Fulton Street Sidney, OH 45365 ■●■●■●■●■●■●■●

STNA The Pavilion is looking for a caring, highly motivated STNA for full time day shift. If interested please contact Linda at 937-492-9591. You must be state certified.


1st Shift, Full time, with overtime available! DIRECT HIRE

Benefits include Health, Dental, & Life Insurance, with Roth IRA package. We offer Holiday, Vacation, and Attendance bonus to those who qualify. Advances based on performance and attendance.

Be prepared to take a weld test. Certifications not a requirement. Drug free workplace. Elite Enclosure Co. 2349 Industrial Dr. Sidney, OH Apply in person 8:00am-2:30pm EOE

Now Hiring!

Wednesday, February 27, 2013 3 pm to 6 pm. Staffmark is holding a special hiring event for immediate openings. Positions include welding, machine operators, forklift drivers, warehouse and assembly. Wages range from $8HR to $12/HR. 1600 W. Main St. Troy, Ohio Call 937-335-0118.

280 Transportation

Class-A CDL Driver • • • •

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

2 yr experience required 1-800-288-6168

DRIVERS WANTED JOHNSRUD TRANSPORT, a food grade liquid carrier is seeking Class A CDL tank drivers from the Sidney/Piqua/Troy area. Home flexible weekends. 5 years driving experience required. Will train for tank. Great Pay and Benefit Package. For further info, call Jane @ 1-888-200-5067


----$1200---SIGN ON BONUS OTR DRIVERS CDL Grads may qualify Class A CDL required Great Pay & Benefits!

Repacorp, Inc., a growing label company located in Tipp City, Ohio, is seeking full time experienced FLEXOGRAPHIC PRINTING AND FINISHING EQUIPMENT OPERATORS as well as secondary labor for all shifts. Wages based on experience.

Repacorp is a stable company, offering 401K, health, paid sick and vacation days.

Submit your resume, along with salary requirements, via email to

Call Jon Basye at: Piqua Transfer & Storage Co. (937)778-4535 or (800)278-0619 ★✩★✩★✩★✩★✩★✩★

300 - Real Estate

For Rent

305 Apartment

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

1 BEDROOM, downstairs, 431 West Ash, stove, refrigerator, no pets $400, Credit check required, (937)418-8912 1 BEDROOM, upstairs, 431 West Ash, stove, refrigerator, no pets, $335. Credit check required, (937)418-8912 EVERS REALTY

TROY, 2 Bedroom Townhomes 1.5 bath, 1 car garage, $715 3 Bedroom, $675 (937)216-5806

2 BEDROOM, appliances, air, garage, lawn care. $550, plus deposit, no pets. (937)492-5271 2 BEDROOM TOWNHOMES, Piqua, all appliances including washer/ dryer, 1.5 bath (937)335-7176

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

NEWLY DECORATED Tipp City, 2 Bedroom, wood floors, all appliances, water/sewage/trash included, no pets. (937)238-2560

PIQUA, 4 bedroom duplex, 2.5 bath, gas fireplace, 2 car garage, CA, 2 minutes from I-75, new carpet, paint, $1000 monthly, (937)418-0707

PIQUA, 439 1/2 Adams, upstairs, 1 bedroom, Stove, refrigerator, no pets! $315 monthly. Credit check required, (937)418-8912

PLEASANT HILL, 310 1/2 North Main, upstairs, 2 bedroom, $375 plus utilities (937)418-2953 evenings


TRUCK DRIVER, Family owned business seeking truck driver, must have Class A CDL, with tanker endorsement, must pass a drug screen, 5 day work week, home every night. For details call (937)295-3470, (937)726-4153.

Government officials have to publish their intentions in the newspaper. That includes where they intend to build facilities you don’t want down the block. Ohio newspapers, including the Piqua Daily Call, upload thousands of public notices to a popular website,, at no additional cost. Notices pertaining to local, county and state meetings, organizations and entities are among those included. Log on today to view public notices printed in your local hometown newspaper or visit and click on the “Public Notices” link.

305 Apartment

577 Miscellaneous

TROY, 561 Stonyridge, 2 bedroom, stove, refrigerator, NO PETS. $450 month, $450 deposit. Credit check required, Metro approved, (937)418-8912.

CRIB, changing table, pack-n-play, doorway swing, walker, high chair, booster chair, travel bassinet, tub, clothes, blankets, movies, dolls, more (937)339-4233.

WOODGATE APARTMENTS, 1433 Covington, 1 bedroom, very quiet. $406 monthly, Special $299 deposit if qualified, (937)773-3530, (937)418-9408 Call 9am-5pm

GOLF CLUBS, Exercise bike, chipper shredder, extension ladder, step ladder, push & riding mower, many tools & miscellaneous items, (937)773-2311

WEST MILTON Townhouse. 2 Bedroom 1.5 bath. $485 monthly, (937)216-4233

320 Houses for Rent

HARDIN-HOUSTON schools. 3 bedroom home with 1 car attached garage. Cul-de-sac setting, large yard. Appliances furnished if needed. Available March 1st. $650 monthly. (937)418-5756 PIQUA, lovely, large 4-5 bedroom house in country. Appliances furnished. No pets. Credit check required, $1500 monthly. (937)418-8912.

TROY, 2 bedroom, stove, refrigerator included, $550 and 3 bedroom, stove, refrigerator included, $650 (937)216-0751

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

500 - Merchandise

510 Appliances

RANGE Jenn-Air 30” electric range with interchangeable grill unit. Radiant and convection self cleaning oven and downdraft vent system. Excellent condition. $375. (937)492-7446

CRIB, real wood, good condition, stationary sides, $75 (937)339-4233

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

WALKER, seated walker, wheelchair, shower/ transfer benches, commode chair, toilet riser, grab bars, canes, animated phones, good condition! More, (937)339-4233. KITTEN, 6 months old, Tabby male, beautifully marked, sweet & funny, $15, (937)473-2122

586 Sports and Recreation

AR MAGAZINES, 4 USGI .223/5.56 30rd, 1 colt, 2 okay ind/colt, 1 unmarked all with green followers, excellent condition. $225 (937)492-9032.

SIG SAUER P556 gun, new never fired in case with laser /tactical light, $1600; 1700 rounds of 5.56mm NATO ammunition, $900, (937)726-3921 and leave message

Gun & Fishing Tackle Show, March 2nd. Free Admission. Indian Lake Fish & Game Club, Inc. 1055 St.Rt. 708, S Russells Point, Oh 43348 Gary 937-205-0206

$200 Deposit Special! (937)673-1821


16 foot. 40 horse electric start Evinrude motor. 40lb thrust Bow Mount trolling motor & trailer all in very good condition. $4000. (937)638-9090

1996 SYLVAN PRO SELECT 17 foot with 90 horse Johnson with troll plate & rod holders for trolling and 55lb thrust Minnkota trolling motor (new last year). New tires on trailer last spring. $7500. (937)638-1089


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


805 Auto

FIREWOOD, $125 a cord pick up, $150 a cord delivered, $175 a cord delivered and stacked (937)308-6334 or (937)719-3237

2008 FORD Explorer Ltd V8/4WD

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 FIREWOOD, Ash, $100 (937)335-3549

Seasoned a cord

FIREWOOD, split, seasoned, and delivered (local) $140 cord. 1/2 cords available, (937)559-6623 Thank you.

HARDWOOD, Seasoned hardwood for sale. $125 a cord. Will deliver. (937)301-7237

AMMO, 30-30, 30-06, 7.62x54, .223, Call (937)698-6362 Chuck

CEMETERY VAULTS (2), at Miami Memorial Park in Covington, asking $800 each or both for $1600. (937)361-7004

Approval of the January 10, 2013 Commission Work Session Minutes and the February 5, 2013 Regular City Commission Meeting Minutes

RES. NO. R-23-13 (Adopted) A Resolution appointing a member to the Planning Commission ORD. NO. 1-13 (3rd Reading) (Adopted) An Ordinance amending Chapter 55.31 – Storm Water Fees established of the Piqua Municipal Storm Water Management ORD. NO. 2-13 (2nd Reading) An Ordinance amending Chapter 32, Sections 32.016 and 32.061, of the Piqua Municipal Code to reflect meeting requirements RES. NO. R-24-13 (Adopted) A Resolution to accept the recommended zoning designation concerning the petition for annexation of 0.941+/acres from Springcreek Township RES. NO. R-25-13 (Adopted) A Resolution to accept a petition for annexation of 0.941+/- acres from Springcreek Township RES. NO. R-26-13 (Adopted) A Resolution authorizing an application to the League of American Bicyclists Bike Friendly Community program RES. NO. R-27-13 (Adopted) A Resolution requesting authorization to enter into an agreement with LBJ Inc. for the Engineering Design services for the CR 25-A Phase III Reconstruction Project RES. NO. R_28-13 (Adopted) A Resolution requesting authorization to apply for Safe Route to school funding for certain infrastructure improvements

A full copy of the text may be viewed at the City Managerʼs office or on the website at 2369195

to advertise in Picture It Sold

545 Firewood/Fuel



Please call


39000 miles, new tires, bed liner, remote start, $8500, excellent condition (937)667-9859

592 Wanted to Buy

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

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

800 - Transportation

Ltd, Black, with Black interior, 91,000 miles. Rear, 4WD, V-8, Gas, Auto, Fully Loaded and in terrific shape. Leather with heated front seats, power 3rd row seats, Voice activated SYNC with NAV and Sirius, power running boards, keyless entry, programmable driver's seat and adjustable brake pedal, heated windshield, class III/IV trailer tow package, power moonroof, luggage rack. New battery and brakes. All maintenance performed for the life of the vehicle. Records available at local dealer. One owner, a non-smoker, with clean Car Fax $19,500. (937)441-3332

577 Miscellaneous

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

Picture it Sold

583 Pets and Supplies

530 Events

SEASONED FIREWOOD for sale. $135 per cord, delivered. (937)638-6950




280 Transportation


820 Automobile Shows/Events

805 Auto

WANTED! Swap Meet vendors. March 16th, 17th 2013, Shelby County Fair Grounds, Sidney, Ohio. For more information call 1-888-557-3235

MOD-TIQUES Car Club 29th annual swap meet, Sunday March 3rd, 8am-3pm at Clark County fairgrounds, Springfield, Ohio, vendor space $20, general admission $5, for info call (937)828-1283

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36 Month Lease Specials*


36 Month Lease Specials*

* All leases 12,000 miles per year. 20¢ each additional mile. Excludes tax, title, license & doc fee. With approved credit with Honda Financial Services.

* All leases 12,000 miles per year. 15¢ each additional mile. Excludes tax, title, license & doc fee. With approved credit with Honda Financial Services.
















36 Month Lease Specials*


36 Month Lease Specials*

* All leases 12,000 miles per year. 15¢ each additional mile. Excludes tax, title, license & doc fee. With approved credit with Honda Financial Services. No hidden fees.

* All leases 12,000 miles per year. 15¢ each additional mile. Excludes tax, title, license & doc fee. With approved credit with Honda Financial Services.















2013 Honda CR-V EX AWD

36 Month Lease Specials*


36 Month Lease Specials*

* All leases 12,000 miles per year. 15¢ each additional mile. Excludes tax, title, license & doc fee. With approved credit with Honda Financial Services.

* All leases 12,000 miles per year. 20¢ each additional mile. Excludes tax, title, license & doc fee. With approved credit with Honda Financial Services.
















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