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Inside iN75 Get the scoop on La Comedia's production of “9 to 5: The Musical,” on stage through April. Also, Town and Country Furniture has its big sale at the Piqua Armory this weekend, and Merle Norman in Troy is having a Vera Bradley sale, including new patterns.
Commission faces full agenda BY BETHANY J. ROYER Staff writer firstname.lastname@example.org PIQUA —A robust number of varied board member appointments will be part of Tuesday’s city commission meeting agenda, one that will include an oath of office for Police Lieutenant William D. Thomas, along with the recognition of four individuals as part of the Community Partnership Awards. Commission will then settle into old business, which will cover three second reading ordinances: A change of traffic schedules for the intersections of South
Street and Sunset Drive; amending the Piqua code in regards to vicious dogs; and another amendment for peddlers and solicitors. New business will include a resolution approving the Fiscal Year 2013 Community Housing Improvement Program (CHIP) application, a resolution accepting the recommendations of the Tax Incentive Review Council for an Enterprise Zone Program, along with the purchase of two heart-monitor/defibrillators for the fire department. Commission also will seek to authorize an application for submission to the Ohio Department of Transportation’s (ODOT)
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Safety Program for improvements to the Looney Road/Garbry Road intersection that would see to the inclusion of a roundabout. The roundabout project would address the challenges currently facing the intersection such as traffic congestion, vehicle emissions, and fuel consumption, while improving safety and reduce intersection maintenance costs. Another resolution will seek to enter into an agreement with URS Corp. for phase 1 of a stormwater master plan. This preparatory phase will consist of a preliminary study to determine storm water quantity and quality
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PIQUA — The Piqua Board of Education will meet for their regular March meeting at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, at the board of education office, 719 E. Ash. St. This is changed from the regular monthly meeting date. The board also will conduct two special meetings in April to discuss the Ohio School Facilities Commission building project. These meetings will be Thursday, April 4 and 6 p.m. Thursday, April 16. Both special meetings also will be held at the board of education office.
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Piqua High School Principal Tony Lyons collected $1,000 for performing a ballroom dance Friday in front of students and staff. The dance is for the upcoming Piqua Arts Council’s Dancing With the Piqua Stars. Students purchased tickets to see their principal perform. The money will go to the Piqua Arts Council in support of art programs in the Piqua community. The dancing competition will be held Saturday, April 6, at A Learning Place. For more information, contact the arts council, 773-9630.
Moments in Time The city council ticket in the 1891 election featured candidates from the Republican, Democratic and Prohihbition parties. Courtesy of the Piqua Public Library
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Hoke inspires in class and on court
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COVINGTON — The Covington Board of Education will meet in regular session at 6 p.m. Thursday, in the board office located in the Covington Middle School, 25 Grant St. This is an open meeting and the public is welcome to attend.
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Piqua Junior High coach and teacher is this week’s ‘Class Act’
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deficiencies in the city’s existing storm water system. It will require the engagement of staff interviews, field observations during rain events, public feedback, evaluation of existing and the collection of new data to assist in the preparation of a hydraulic model for the system. The Tuesday meeting also will include a resolution that will sound a little familiar to meeting attendees as commission will discuss their opposition to the passage of House Bill no. 5 that strikingly resembles House Bill no. 601.
A visitor to Carried Away Salon & Spa on Ash Street checks out a photography exhibit by local artist Mariellen Green of Juniper Tree Photography during Friday evening’s Art Walk, sponsored by the Piqua Arts Council.
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PIQUA — In the classroom or on the court, intervention specialist and coach Rory Hoke wants his students and players to believe in themselves and their abilities. The eighth-grade teacher at Piqua Junior High and the head girls’ basketball coach for Piqua understands that small improvements can add up to big successes. Hoke graduated from Covington High School in 1996. “I was an average student,” he admitted. “My real interests were on the basketball court.” He was a stand-out shooting guard for the Buccs and made all-league in the Cross County Conference and all-district his senior year. He worked at Health Care Pharmacy for six summers and credits the owners with being influential role models. “Jay Meyer and Tom Hagan showed me how to treat people and create a positive environment,” Hoke said. “They gave me valuable leadership skills.” “I was unsure of my career plans, but I knew I wanted to play Div. III basketball somewhere,” Hoke said. “I took general education classes at Edison State Community College for one year.” He decided on education as a major and transferred to Wilmington College to earn his bachelor’s degree and play basketball for the Quakers. Hoke did his student teaching at Wilmington Middle School. “I taught in a 7th grade social studies class, and I really liked that age group and decided to apply for middle school and junior high openings,” he said. He
HOKE completed his requirements and graduated cum laude from Wilmington College in 2001. His first job was at Miami Trace in Washington Court House teaching seventh grade social studies. While there, Hoke was approached by the girls’ high school basketball coach to take over the junior varsity team. “I had coached boys’ AAU basketball, but never girls,” he said. “It was a learning process in the beginning as I adjusted to the girls’ game.” Hoke even volunteered to coach the cross country team at Trace. “I had the whole program, both boys and girls at the junior high and the high school,” he said. After four years, Hoke took a position at Piqua Junior High as an eighth grade intervention specialist. “I had become very interested in helping students with special needs on an Individual Education Plan,” he said. “I completed my master’s degree in Special Education from the University of Dayton.” Hoke likes the small group settings as an intervention specialist. “I get to know kids on a more individual basis. Building that rapport makes everything easier,” he said. “It is gratifying to watch the student’s growth over the school year.” He continued his coaching at Piqua and has coached girls’ 8th grade, junior varsity, and varsity basketball. He just completed his third year as varsity coach of the Lady Indians. “I want the girls to believe in their See Hoke/Page 2
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TROY — Dorothy C. Gray, 91, of Troy, died at 3:15 p.m. Friday, March 15, 2013, at Koester Pavilion. She was born Aug. 2 5 , 1921, i n Piqua to the l a t e John a n d Etta Mary (Miller) GRAY Schimmel. She married Charles Gray, who preceded her in death May 3, 1985. Survivors include a daughter, Linda (Lonnie) Parrott of Troy; a son, Lee (Carrie) Eleyet Jr. of Mechanicsburg; three stepsons, William (Karen) Gray of Indiana, James (Betsy) Gray of Piqua, Jeffrey (Diane) Gray of Minnesota; two stepdaughters, Dr. Bonnie L. (Darwin) Gray Hendel of Minnesota, Rebecca (David) Petersime of Springfield; four grandchildren and several step-grandchildren; six great- grandchildren and several step-greatgrandchildren; three g r e a t - g r e a t -
grandchildren and several step-great-greatgrandchildren; and a sister, Betty Cromes, of Piqua. She was preceded in death by a great grandson, nine brothers and sisters. Mrs. Gray was a graduate of Piqua Central High School and retired as a cashier from the Kroger Company following 23 years of working with their stores in Piqua, Troy and Sidney. She was a former memof St. John’s ber Lutheran Church and enjoyed cooking. A graveside funeral service will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, at Forest Hill Cemetery with the Rev. Jack Chalk officiating. Arrangements are being handled through the Jamieson & Funeral Yannucci Home. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Miami County Inc., P. O. Box 502, Troy, OH 45373. Guestbook condolences and expressions of sympathy, to be provided to the family, may be expressed through jamiesonandyannucci.com.
Jacqueline Denise St. Myers TROY — Jacqueline Denise St. Myers, 19, of 2717 Fairmont Court, Troy, passed away at 1 a.m. Friday, March 15, 2013, as the result of a car accident on State Route 48 in Miami County, South of Cov- ST. MYERS ington. She was born Aug. 9, 1993, in Piqua, the daughter of John St. Myers of Sidney, and Donna Fogt of Troy. She is survived by her brother, Cedric St. Myers and sister, Grace St. Myers, both of Troy; grandparents, Harry and Brenda Mason of Sidney, Virginia Riggs of Sidney, numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. She was preceded in death by one grandfather, Addison St. Myers. Jacqueline was a graduate of Milton-Union High
School, class of 2011, and had plans to attend the Carousel Beauty College in Huber Heights this August. She had a passion for music, enjoyed fishing and spending time with her family and friends. She will always be remembered for her happygo-lucky attitude and kindheartedness that was evident by her multitude of close friends. She was a wonderful daughter, big sister and friend to many. She will be deeply missed. Funeral services will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Cromes Funeral Home, 302 S. Main Ave., Sidney, with Pastor Stephen Chapman officiating. The family will receive friends on Tuesday from 4 p.m. until the hour of service. The family respectfully request that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be made to Cromes Funeral Home to help assist with funeral expenses. Condolences may be expressed to the St. Myers family at our website, www.cromesfh.com.
Marvin Eugene Bowman TROY — Marvin Eugene Bowman, 84, of Troy, passed away Thursday, March 14, 2013 at his residence. He was born Aug. 7, 1928 in Alcony. He was preceded in death by his parents, Francis Marian and Gertrude Ellen (Tower) Bowman; brothers, Harry and John Bowman; and sister, Elizabeth Williams. He is survived by his beloved wife of 62 years, Ruth Mae (Newman) Bowman; sons, Allen Lee Bowman of Topeka, Kan., Ronald Eugene Bowman of Piqua; daughter-in-law, Allene Bowman of Troy; daughter, Belinda Ruth Martin of Piqua; grandchildren Cory Zell of Troy, Amanda Bowman of Troy, Jason Bowman of Troy, Brittney Couch of Troy, Aarron Martin of Piqua; great-grandchildren Taylen and Mikayla of Troy; and many special friends. Marvin served his country proudly in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War, retired from Hobart Manufacturing, Troy, after 43 ½ years of service, worked at Wishy Washy in Troy for 21 years, attended Nashville United Church of Christ, was a member of F.M.C.A.
Luellen ‘Jeanette’ Braden NEW CARLISLE — Luellen “Jeanette” Braden, 74, of New Carlisle passed Sunday, March 17, 2013. Born Jan. 20, 1939, in Protem, Mo., Jeanette was the daughter of the late Cecil and Hazel (Fowler) McCall. She shared 48 years of marriage with Francis Gene Braden. He preceded her in death. She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Sue and Bill Deaton of New Carlisle; two grandchildren, Melonie (Doug) Benham of Tipp City, Kelsey (Dan) Shaner of Orange Park, Fla.; and two great-grandsons, Wyatt and Luke. In addition to her parand husband, ents Jeanette was preceded in death by one sister, Avis Biggs, and one brother, Gary McCall. Jeanette worked as a
Hoke Continued from page 1 abilities,” he said. “I tell them that the little things can make a big difference. The Greater Western Ohio Conference is a tough league, and every game is a real battle.” Hoke credits veteran, retired coach Jim Meyer with helping mold his coaching philosophy. “I still rely on Jim to give me advice and a different perspective on things.” Away from school and the basketball court, Hoke
enjoys spending time with family, fishing, running, and weight lifting. “I relax by watching sports on TV especially baseball, basketball, and football,” he said. He and his wife Sara, a part-time neonatal nurse in the neonatal intensive care unit of Miami Valley Hospital, have been married five years. They have two sons. Brody is four years old, and Cooper is three. The family lives in Troy.
Back in December, city leaders took a vocal, firm stand against the proposed HB 601 that would have seen a uniform collection of municipal income tax. Along with community leaders across the state, Piqua city leaders sent their strong words of opposition to those in Columbus via an emergency resolution. According to the agenda, the newly proposed uniform collection HB 5 could mean the loss of over $500,000 in annual income tax, un-
Death notices GREENVILLE — Paul E. Schoening, 86, of Greenville, formerly of Piqua, died Sat. March 16, 2013 at 1:30 a.m. in his residence. Funeral arrangements are pending at Melcher-Sowers Funeral Home, Piqua. SPRINGFIELD — Gerald Elden Kelsey, 94, of Springfield, formerly of Troy, died Saturday March 16, 2013. Services are pending through Baird Funeral Home, Troy, Ohio. ANN ARBOR, Mich. — David H.T. Geiger, 58, of Ann Arbor, Mich., passed away Thursday, March 14, 2013, at St. Joseph Hospital in Ann Arbor. Arrangements are pending at Fisher-Cheney Funeral Home, Troy.
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faithful and dedicated service to his union brothers and sisters. Malcolm was a longtime member of the Rumly Freewill Baptist Church. He loved the Lord as a young man and dedicated his life to sharing the word of God. Through the years, Malcolm developed his relationship with the Lord. He served Him in a spiritual way as deacon of the church, an evangelist and eventually became a Baptist preacher near the community of Lucasville in southern Ohio. He also loved the outof-doors, especially fishing and going coon hunting. He was a devoted and loving husband, father, grandfather, greatgrandfather, great-greatgrandfather, brother and a true friend to many. He will be deeply missed by all who knew him. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, at the Adams Funeral Home, 1401 Fair Road, Sidney, with Pastor Ted C. Willis of the Second Baptist Church of Piqua officiating. Burial will follow in Shelby Memory Gardens. Family and friends may call from 47 p.m., Tuesday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Wilson Hospice, 1081 Fairington Drive, Sidney, OH, 45365 in Malcolm’s memory. Online memories may be expressed to the family on the Adams Funeral Home’s web site at www.theadamsfuneralhome.com.
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HOUSTON — Malcolm J. Gambill, 85, of Houston, passed away on Sunday, March 1 7 , 2013, at 5 a.m.at his residence, s u r rounded by his GAMBILL family. Malcolm was born Dec.11, 1927,inWest Liberty,Ky.,the son of the late Floyd and Lula (Estep) Gambill. On July 10, 1946, he married Fannie Smith and she survives near Houston. Malcolm also is survived by his children, Anna Lou Fry, of Miamisburg, Fred (Mary) Gambill of Corbin, Ky., Rosemary (Rick) Baillie of Norwalk, Kathy Simpson of Ocala, Fla., Shirley (Dean) Daniels of Norwalk, Charlie (Bonnie) Gambill of Houston, Codie (Roland) Toupin of Ocala, Fla., James (Detra) Gambill of Sidney; 29 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren great-greatand grandchildren. Malcolm also will be deeply missed by his siblings, Wanny (Ray) Hall of West Liberty, Ky., Dolly (Leonard) Young of Sidney, Ruby Young of Piqua, Woody (Evelyn) Gambill of Piqua, Chester (Justine) Gambill of West Liberty, Ky., and Ranzie (Wanda) Gambill of Piqua. Preceding Malcolm in death were his siblings, Mitchell Gambill, Hollie Gambill, Rhodie Young, Berdie Coffee, Pearl Hall; son-in-law, Bill Simpson; and grandson, Joshua Kinnett. Malcolm was a career iron worker. He belonged to the Iron Workers Local 290 in Dayton and retired with 45 years of
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FFA ag sales team competes
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Pictured from left to right are Emily Johnson, Lauren Williams, Rebekah Eidemiller, and Colin Hawes. CASSTOWN — Recently several members of the Miami East FFA Chapter competed in the State Agricultural Sales Contest held at Tolles Technical Center in Plain City They earned this honor because they placed in the Top 2 Teams in District in February.
The Ag Sales team consisted Emily Johnson, Lauren Williams, Rebekah Eidemiller, and Colin Hawes. The team members each completed a test on agricultural sales, customer relations practicum, and demonstrated their ability to sell an agricultural product.
A special thank you to Mike Egbert of High Noon Show Feeds and Mike’s Barn and Yard, Sidney, for his assistance in training for the competition. The team placed sixth in the state. Johnson was the highest placing individual from Miami East, placing 1 in the entire contest out of 80 contestants.
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Kryzel Ann McDade Age: 11 Birthdate: March 19, 2002 Parents: Scott and Juvy McDade of Piqua Siblings: Kyzer, Troi and Taalor Grandparents: Beverly McDade of Piqua and the late David McDade and Josefa Villaneuva and the late Rizalino Villaneuva of the Phillipines
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SIDNEY — With the start of the second semester of the academic year, Lehman Catholic students recently attended Opportunity Day II. Each semester, various “good causes” request permission to address the students to acquaint them with various opportunities within the greater community to engage in community service. The first “Opportunity Day” of the school year provided Lehman students with information about opportunities that were available during the first semester of school. As a result, many students became involved in Big Buddies, the fall blood drive, Cavs for a Cure, Pro-Lifeguards, working at F.I.S.H. and volunteering at the local soup kitchens. Student Council President Michael Jacob opened the assembly and welcomed those in attendance. Secretary Julia Harrelson led prayer. Vice President Louis Gaier then introduced each speaker. Jennifer Bruns from Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) encouraged the students to become part of Big Buddies, an afterschool activity for youngsters in grades K-3 youngsters. The participating “littles” are referred by school counselors or parents and are generally children living with a single parent or another relative who need positive role models. High school students are encouraged to become in-
volved as positive role models for their “little buddies” by playing games, reading, and doing interactive activities twice a month. Bruns introduced juniors Madilyn Brown and Lauren Goettemoeller, both of whom spoke about their experiences with Big Buddies. Lehman students were also encouraged to become involved in the BBBS “Bowling for Kids” fundraiser to be held later this school year. Michael Blankenship, representing Troy Public Broadcasting, spoke to the students about service opportunities with the station. Blankenship offered an opportunity for Lehman students interested in broadcasting or communications careers to obtain hands-on experience by volunteering at the station. Sarah Steenrod spoke on behalf of the Presbyterian Church’s after school tutoring program. The program, 1st Class Tutoring, is designed to serve students in grades K-5. The program meets on Tuesdays during the school year. Steenrod encouraged students interested in careers in education to take advantage of the opportunity to tutor. The next speaker was Lt. Anne Buckles of the Sidney Salvation Army Summer Mobile Canteen Program. The Canteen is a traveling meals-on-wheels program that provides free summer lunches for kids whose parents are working or otherwise un-
able to provide lunch when students are not at school. Volunteers would accompany the Canteen and serve lunches five days a week. Katie Hildebrand spoke about the Clubhouse Program, a free faith-based afterschool program that provides tutoring and companionship for young students. Clubhouses in Troy, Tipp City, and Dayton meet afterschool for two hours and are in need of volunteer mentors. Kathy Pleiman of the Community Blood Center (CBC) began her talk by complimenting the Lehman students on their past record as blood donors. The CBC provides blood to 24 local hospitals and so the need is great. Pleiman explained the criteria for student donors – 16 years of age (with parent permission), at least 110 pounds, good health, and photo identification. Pleiman also noted that students who register to donate at least three times during their high school careers are recognized with the Red Honor Cord at graduation. The CBC also gives several Red Cord $1,000 scholarships each year. The next Lehman Blood Drive is scheduled for Thursday, March 7. The next speaker was Tracy Johnson of the Lockington Volunteer Fire Department. Johnson, a 1994 Lehman graduate, presented the opportunity for interested students to see what a volunteer fireman does by spending time at the station. The
Lockington Fire Department, which is 100% volunteer, needs students to help with webpage design, the washing of trucks and equipment, and fundraising projects. Lehman Principal Denise Stauffer gave information about a tutoring program with three of Lehman’s partner schools: Holy Angels, Piqua Catholic, and St. Patrick (Troy). The students are invited to travel to a partner school to work with the elementary students on reading or homework and build friendships and connections that will encourage them to become Lehman Cavaliers. Students who participate need back-to-back study halls around lunchtime or at the end of the day. Students were also reminded that area Catholic parishes are always looking for students to be of service, including becoming lectors and Eucharistic Ministers at Mass, or helping out around the church by shoveling snow or raking leaves. Students were encouraged to speak to Father Dan Hess, Lehman Chaplain, or to seek out service opportunities at their own parishes. Student Council Treasurer Morgan Neal closed the assembly with a prayer. Students than had the opportunity to visit stations to seek additional information from the presenters and to sign-up to volunteer all the while enjoying donuts and orange juice provided by the Student Council.
Rebecca May Hanley Age: 2 Birthdate: March 15, 2011 Parents: BJ and Jenny Hanley of Hilliard Sibling: Mia Grandparents: Tom and Barb Kohl of Piqua and Pete and Sue Hanley of Dayton
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Sophomore Erik Jackson speaks with Tracy Johnson, LHS ‘94, about volunteer opportunities at the Lockington Volunteer Fire Depar tment.
Age: 2 Birthdate: March 18, 2011 Parents: Ryan and Missy Ford of Maineville Grandparents: Dave and Connie Hare and Bob and Sharon Ford, all of Piqua
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Pop-Tart packin’ ately there has been a spate of reports in the media about school children being preyed upon by wicked administrators who have been charged in the court of public opinion for going overboard in the disciplining of students for “gun/weapon related” incidents. Normally I tend to ignore such reports but after the latest column by national columnist George Will, I felt compelled to offer another viewpoint on the subject. Will recently wrote about Joshua Welch, age seven, who was recently suspended from second grade in a Maryland school because of his “Pop-Tart” pistol. Yes, you read that right. The boy was eating a Pop-Tart at lunch trying to bite it into the shape of a mountain. Being unsuccessful with that, he turned it into the shape of a gun and you know what comes next…he shouted “Bang, bang.” The school suspended the boy (length unknown) and sent an explanatory letter home to all parents explaining the incident and containing some guidance as how to “apGARY OGG propriately” discuss it at Columnist home.
There have been other similar incidents with similar results happening around the country like the one in Pennsylvania where a 5-year-old girl talked about using her “Hello Kitty” bubble gun to shoot herself and others. Had Will simply reported these events as demonstrations of some school employees lacking common sense, I may have turned the page and kept on reading. Instead, he went on a rant about the “imbecilities of government institutions,” the “nature of the regulatory state swaddling us ever more with its caring,” and the “spectacular failing of government core functions.” Others have suggested school administrators just enjoy going on these types of power trips. Lacking in these attacks is what Paul Harvey used to refer to as “the rest of the story” and I will use two examples to explain. Shortly after the Columbine shooting in 1999, two of my sixth grade classrooms were passing each other in the hallway late in the school day. A boy in one class pointed a “finger gun” at a girl in the other and went “bang” as they passed.As we all know, the frontal lobes of the brain, which are in charge of common sense and impulse control, do not mature in males until sometime well into middle age (some argue not at all). My sister-in-law refers to this time as the “stupids” and this boy was a good example. But his actions were wrong. Not inappropriate or misguided—-flat out wrong.And he learned about this in my office. It was also reinforced when I took him home after school and talked to his mom about it sitting in their dining room. She assured me he had no access to guns in his house or anywhere else for that matter. He had no history of aggression. So his apology to the girl was planned for the next morning. Waiting for me at the front door of the school early the next day was what would be best described as a parent posse and they wanted the boy’s head on a pike in the front schoolyard. Nothing less would satisfy them. I eventually placed the boy in an alternative school classroom in a neighboring district for a couple weeks so at the very least the situation would cool down, which it eventually did. In the early 1990s I encountered a mother (and to a lesser degree the father) who vehemently and voraciously accused a first grade boy of sexually assaulting their first grade daughter — in the classroom no less. Both were six years old. The mother was livid and wanted the boy expelled to some other planet. Through an exhaustive multi-day investigation involving talking to each of the 25 children in the class, I was able to conclude that on the day in question, the teacher had just finished reading a story to the class gathered at her feet on the classroom rug.As she dismissed them to return to their desks, the boy accidentally put his hand down into the girl’s lap to steady himself as he was getting up. Nothing more. Nothing was said between the two. The girl made no complaint to her teacher. But I was screamed at repeatedly over the course of several meetings. Zero tolerance policies have been put into place by school boards because communities have demanded them. In my opinion, these rules severely limit the ability of school officials to wisely make punishments fit the crime. And when situations arise bringing these policies into play, those involved too often demand zero tolerance — for everyone else but themselves.This puts school officials into lose-lose positions and so you end up with stories about PopTart and Hello Kitty children. Administrators agonize over these occurrences. They do not run around the school halls high-fiving each other. Oh yes. George Will was way off base searching for a connection between these school incidents and government at large. Gary Ogg is a retired elementary school principal. He lives south of Casstown with his wife of 40 years, Kathy, along with two Dachshunds, Cinder and Ella. Ogg received a bachelor’s degree in family/child development from The Ohio State University, a master’s in school administration from the University of Cincinnati and a masters’ in counseling from the University of Dayton.
Obama resists simple fixes for sequestration cuts The little secret of sequescials, if they chose, could tration is that the Obama have an enormous amount administration could fix of flexibility in making the much of the problem pretty required budget cuts. They quickly. But it doesn’t want just don’t want to. “We’ve to. had zero answers,” repeated Congress tells executive Issa. branch agencies how much At a recent committee money they can spend and Rep. Jim Jordan hearing, BYRON YORK how they should spend it. asked officials from the Columnist Sometimes the instructions Transportation and Educaare broad, and sometimes tion departments a simple they are quite detailed. Cabquestion. Since they’ve inet secretaries and lower-downs are known about sequestration for a long bound to work within those congres- time and also know they have the ability sional directives. to ask Congress to reprogram money, But if Cabinet officers want to spend why haven’t they responded to Issa’s letthe money differently, there is a long-es- ter offering help? tablished process for doing so: They ask The officials had no answers. “Those Congress for permission. It happens all wheels are turning,” said the man from the time, with lawmakers routinely giv- the Education Department, indicating ing the executive branch the OK to spend that, whatever crisis sequestration presmoney in different ways than originally ents, the bureaucracy will take its time planned. to respond. That could be happening now. All It turned out that the officials had those Obama administration officials done little or no preparing for sequestracomplaining about across-the-board cuts tion and instead focused on drastic measdictated by sequestration could come up ures -- things like closing down one of the with plans to make the same amount of two air traffic control towers at Chicago’s cuts in ways that would create fewer O’Hare International Airport -- to deal problems for federal workers and serv- with it. ices. Then they could ask Congress for “I would think that most public serpermission to do so. Lawmakers would vants would want to do what’s in the best say yes, and things would be fine. interest of the taxpayers and the public, But it’s not happening. And the fault and not try to do things for political is not with Congress. gain,” Jordan said in an interview later. In recent weeks, House Republicans “But let’s be honest. Some of the statehave been virtually begging administra- ments we’ve heard from the administration officials to ask for permission to tion run counter to what we hope public move money around. If one program officials would do.” could be more easily cut than others, In the meantime, the administration those Republicans say, just ask us, and continues to advertise new job openings we’ll let you do it. for decidedly nonessential positions. (For “We sent out on Feb. 28 a letter to example, why is the Federal Aviation Adevery Cabinet officer asking them what ministration looking for a couple of “comchanges they’d like to have -- pluses, sub- munity planners”?) tractions and so on -- to give them an op“What’s going on is total tone-deafness portunity to show us at least one from the administration,” says one frusprogram they would like to have cut, trated Senate GOP aide. “They are postwhich would then save on sequestration,” ing for new, low-priority jobs while Rep. Darrell Issa, chairman of the House announcing furloughs. If they have Committee on Oversight and Govern- money to make new hires, why not use ment Reform, said in an interview re- those funds to prevent furloughs? It’s abcently. “We did not receive a single surd.” answer.” Sequestration is still in its early Issa explained that Congress can stages. There is still time for the Obama allow Cabinet officials to “reprogram” administration to have a change of heart money to ease the burden of sequestra- and try to enact cuts in the least dration. For example, the sequester requires matic, least obtrusive way. Certainly, the Department of Transportation to cut Rep. Issa remains ready to go. Congress $2 billion from its budget. can move very quickly on something like “If they were to come up with, for ex- this, he said, making an open offer to the ample, $500 million in cuts, their re- administration: “If you find programs maining sequestration would drop by 25 that you can cut altogether or programs percent,” Issa said. “If they were able to that you can combine, the authority for come up with $2 billion worth of things it would be only hours away.” they wanted to drop altogether or reduce, then they would have no sequestration.” Byron York is chief political corresponIn other words, Obama Cabinet offi- dent for The Washington Examiner.
AKRON (AP) — A malpractice lawsuit by a northeast Ohio woman alleges that an abortion clinic failed to successfully perform the abortion she sought, eventually leading to her child’s birth. The lawsuit filed this month in Akron says Ariel Knights of Cuyahoga Falls realized she was still pregnant days after the procedure last March at Akron Women’s Medical Group. The suit says she refused to try again with that clinic and decided to go through with the pregnancy after being referred to a second clinic that declined to get involved. Knights tells the Akron Beacon Journal she’s not sure what went wrong. She says she wanted the abortion because of a medical condition that made the pregnancy threatening to her health. The newspaper says the clinic’s director declined to comment.
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DEAR ABBY: My 26year-old daughter was married last year, but four months after the wedding her husband was arrested for child molestation that had occurred years before. She filed for divorce immediately. In the meantime, she has met someone and is now pregnant. They want to be married as soon as her divorce is final. My question is, what kind of ceremony would be appropriate in this case, especially since her father and I are church pastors in a small town? — SMALL-TOWN WEDDING
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DEAR ABBY: At what age should parents stop worrying about you? I am 41 years old, but in my parents’ eyes I am still a child. I am an independent woman and feel like I am not living the life I deserve, and I don’t think it’s fair. I do everything by myself, and I want them to know that if something happens to them, I’ll be fine, and they should stop worrying. Am I wrong to feel this way? — DEBORAH IN OHIO DEBORAH: DEAR You are not wrong. However, your parents may be clinging to you not because they are worried about what will happen to you if something happens to THEM. They may be clingy because they are worried about what will happen to THEM if something happens to YOU.
Advice affair with an old girlfriend who is also married. I have spent the last nine months trying to forgive him, but he keeps breaking my heart because he can’t seem to get over her. First he was sending her emails, then trying to call her because he felt so guilty over the affair and “needed someone to talk to.” Next, he went over to her house to see her. I know he loves me, but I know without a doubt he loves her, too. I’m expecting and due in the shortterm, and I don’t know how to heal. The last time they talked — about a month ago — he told her she had ruined his life and he never wanted to see or think about her again. But I know he still searches her profile on Facebook every day and I know she blocked him, so he must be going nuts because he can’t see her and her kids’ pictures. I haven’t confronted him about this yet, but feel I need to. Please help me. — BROKENHEARTED IN BUFFALO DEAR BROKENHEARTED: The old girlfriend seems to be doing her part to end the affair. Whether your husband is “going nuts” because he can’t see her on Facebook is HIS problem, so please don’t make it yours. Bide your time, have your baby, and then when you’re strong enough, DO confront him. Insist on marriage counseling for both of you. You need to understand why he strayed before you or the marriage can heal.
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Sudoku Puzzle Complete the grid so every row, column and 3 x 3 box contains every digit from 1 to 9 inclusively. There are plays that seem to make no sense at all when they are made, but which, when carefully examined, turn out to be totally logical. Consider this deal, played many years ago by Albert H. Morehead, one of the true giants in the early years of contract bridge. Morehead was South
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Broadway one wasn’t easy but Lauper was game. He needed songs that propel the action rather than restate a theme, as pop tunes do. He also needed to teach her that a song can be good but it might not fit the space needed. “The more talented the person, the easier it is to work with them,” he says. “She’s used to having to fight. So the hardest thing for her I think was to say, ‘Oh, they’re not fighting me. They’re helping me.’” The daughter of immigrants from Palermo, Italy, Lauper was born in the New York borough of Queens and raised in Brooklyn, acquiring her signature thick accent. She began performing in 1974 with a local Long Island band, then formed Blue Angel in 1978. After the group’s debut album bombed in 1980, the band split up. Lauper went to work in a clothing store and sang Top 40 tunes at a Manhattan bar. Then came the wild success of her 1983 debut LP, “She’s So Unusual,” from which the single “Girls Just Want to Have
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Have Fun” singer has been asked to compose music for the stage. It took her old friend Fierstein, the book writer for “La Cage aux Folles” and “Newsies,” to lure her out. His new story helped: Fierstein has teased out the friendship between the straight factory owner and the factory-saving transvestite who suggests the boot switch, who bond over their harsh fathers. The show embraces acceptance and tolerance, things long championed by Lauper, whose True Colors Fund has called for an end to gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender youth homelessness. “It’s about outsiders, it’s about people overcoming their differences for the greater good. Of course this would speak to me,” she says, laughing. “Who the hell else would it speak to?” Lauper and Fierstein have developed a joking mentor-mentee relationship that draws on the classic “Mommie Dearest” film. Fierstein calls her “Tina” and signs his notes “Mommy.” Fierstein says converting a pop composer into a
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This Feb. 28 photo released by Starpix shows, from left, choreographer Jerry Mitchell, Cyndi Lauper and Harvey Fierstein at the open house for the Upcoming Musical “Kinky Boots,” featuring Music by Cyndi Lauper, at the Al Hirshfeld Theatre in New York.
and got to four spades on the bidding shown. West led a low club to his partner’s ace, and East returned the jack of clubs, won by South with the king. Morehead crossed to the queen of diamonds and returned a trump. After East followed low, declarer — lacking X-ray vision — won with the king. It was at this stage that Morehead made a rather peculiar play. He led the five of hearts! West won with the nine and returned the queen of clubs, ruffed by South. Now Morehead played a diamond to the king and led a trump from dummy. East went up with the ace, but that was the last
trick for the defense. and West, prevented this Morehead lost only a from happening. spade, a heart and a club, Wednesday: Keep Your and so made four spades. Now let’s suppose that Eye on the Ball. Morehead had not made that strange heart play at trick five. Let’s say he had made the “more normal” play of a diamond to the king in order to lead another trump from dummy through East’s A-J. In that case, Morehead would have gone down one against proper defense. East would go up with the ace of spades and lead a heart to West, who would return a diamond for East to ruff. Morehead’s odd-looking heart play, specifically designed to cut later communication between East
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DEAR SMALL TOWN: If your daughter had written to me, I would have advised her not to rush into another marriage so quickly, and that if she hasn’t already done so, she should seek some counseling because of what she has been through. However, because she and the father of her baby are determined to tie the knot as soon as possible, their ceremony should be low-key, with a few close friends and family attending. The ceremony could be either a religious one or a civil one, depending upon their preference. I hope their union will be a happy and successful one.
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NEW YORK (AP) — Writing her first musical turned into a time machine for Cyndi Lauper. As the Grammy Award winner began work on the exuberant “Kinky Boots,” it took her back to her childhood, where she was likely to be found listening endlessly to cast albums on a record player. There was “There’s No Business Like Show Business” and “My Fair Lady.” And “South Pacific,” of course. She remembers her grandmother coming downstairs and ripping “The King and I” off the player after one too many spins. “My mother said I was a little odd as a kid,” says Lauper, 59. “I was alone a lot but I didn’t feel alone. When I sang with those records, I’d be Julie Andrews and there was Rex Harrison sitting on my mother’s bed. I was Mitzi Gaynor. I was Ezio Pinza. I think she had Mary Martin, too — I was all of them. I was pretty good until they sang duets.” Sitting backstage at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre, waiting to catch another preview of her 15-song debut as a Broadway lyricist and composer, Lauper is both nervous and humble. The little girl who listened compulsively to show tunes has now delivered her own. “It’s the closest thing to being 5,” she says. “Kinky Boots,” which opens April 4, is based on an obscure 2005 British film about a British shoe factory on the brink of ruin that retrofits itself into a maker of fetishistic footwear for drag queens. The musical version has a reworked story by Harvey Fierstein. It is directed and choreographed by Jerry Mitchell, with music supervised by Stephen Oremus. All three are Tony Award winners. “I keep telling myself how lucky am I that the first thing I do on Broadway has Harvey and Jerry and Stephen Oremus — everyone a Tony winner,” Lauper says. “C’mon, that’s awesome!” This isn’t the first time the “Girls Just Want to
Fun” was taken. Her music since then has gone in many directions. On “Sisters of Avalon,” Lauper collaborated with Jan Pulsford, former keyboard player in the Thompson Twins. On “At Last,” she tackled pop standards. And she explored the blues in her recent “Memphis Blues” CD. That experimentation helped when she was asked to write different styles for different characters in “Kinky Boots.” But Lauper insists she just followed orders. “I like to make people laugh. I like to make people think and cry. I like the characters to have depth and Harvey writes them with depth,” she says. “I don’t know what I’m doing. I just follow what they wanted.” Someone wanted a song with the refrain “Yeah!” so she wrote “Everybody Say Yeah.” Fierstein wanted a duet by the two male leads about shaking free from their dads, so she wrote “Not My Father’s Son.” Watching the film “Kung Fu Panda” with her 15year-old son triggered the song “The History of Wrong Guys.” She says songs just come to her, whether she’s at the gym or in bed. When they do, she reaches for her iPhone and sings into a recorder. “Sometimes they come in an idea, sometimes they come in a song, sometimes you wake up in the middle of the night.” Music hasn’t always been able to contain Lauper, who won an Emmy in 1995 for a guest role on the NBC show “Mad About You.” She starred on Broadway in “Three Penny Opera” alongside Alan Cumming in 2006, wrote an autobiography, and last year starred in her own reality show, “Cyndi Lauper: She’s Still So Unusual” on WE. Now she’s challenged herself with a Broadway score. “I found it fantastic and I think I’m a better songwriter for it, too,” she says before putting a knit cap on and disappearing into the theater to watch the show. “I gotta go hide,” she says.
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School hosts educators from China Thirteen visit to discuss a well of education-related topics BY JENNIFER RUNYON For the Daily Call URBANA — During March 2-8, there were some new faces on the campus of Urbana University. The school hosted an Educator Leadership Training program for Chinese kindergarten to 12th grade instructors, administrators and professors from Shenyang Normal University. Thirteen visitors flew in to see America’s education system in action. According to Dr. Dean Pond, director of teacher education and field placement at Urbana and Covington Board of Education member, the group had been comparing how schools of various sizes operate. They discussed many topics including, curriculum, extra-curricular activities, funding, academic requirements, transportation and food service information. On Friday morning, March 8, the entourage, composed of both those visiting the country and those who are enrolled at Urbana University while they’re in America temporarily, began their firsthand research by looking at a larger district. Throughout the day, the visiting group saw schools that aligned with their areas of interest. Those
A group of educators from China recently visited several schools in the area to learn more about the American education system. Above, Covington Superintendent Dave Larson accepts a gift from one of the visitors. concentrating on high school visited Piqua High School and Piqua Junior High School. These visits yielded two surprises for Jin Li, also known by the English name of Sally. Sally hopes to teach high school English after completing her schooling in China.
She said that while giving a tour of one of the buildings, a Piqua principal saw a piece of trash, which Sally called “rubbish.” She was astounded that the principal “actually bent his back and picked it up.” “I think he’s great,” she said. Another surprise for Sally came
with the relationships between the principals and their students. “They know all of the students,” she said with a big smile. This is Sally’s first time in the United States. “I like America very much,” she said. Those concentrating on pre-kindergarten or pri-
mary grades, visited Nicklin Learning Center and High Street Primary. Xiaochen Huan, or Cherry, is a student at Urbana University. She is pursuing her master’s degree in education after earning her undergrad in Education American Studies while in China.
She served as an interpreter during the visit and said she may return to China to teach English after completing her college career Urbana has 48 students attending from China as part of their International Program. Three of the 48, including Cherry, are earning their masters in education. After their time at the Piqua City schools, they visited the Upper Valley Career Center where they were treated to lunch. The meal was a hit with the guests who took pictures of their food and even had one commenting that it was the best soup she’d ever had. The group then headed to Covington where they first stopped at Superintendent Dave Larson. He shared facts with the group about transportation and how the students are fed. They then concluded their day at Covington Elementary School. “It went really well,” Pond said. While the visitors may be gone, the partnership between the universities is far from over. “They extended an invitation for us to present to their University. Some professors will probably go. I’m looking forward to it,” Pond said.
Jillian Michaels weighs in with a weight-loss book NEW YORK (AP) — Jillian Michaels orders two eggs over easy with a smidgeon of oil and two slices of dry toast. And coffee. Coffee?! “Two strong cups, 400 milligrams, fights pancreatic cancer,” she says, “plus Alzheimer’s, Type 2 diabetes and improves cognitive functions.” Not that Michaels is a health-nut goodie-goodie. “I still drink a little bit of alcohol,” she confides. “And I haven’t been to the gym in five days!” No wonder. There’s this grueling book tour on top of an always-heavy workload, plus the routine demands of parenting a 3-year-old daughter and an 11-month-old son who, along with her partner, Heidi Rhoades, have come with her on this recent New York visit. But all is never lost, says Michaels, in the battle to lose weight and be healthy. “Even if you’re just standing while you’re talking on the phone,” she offers, “you can burn up to 300 calories in a day.” That’s the sort of forgiving advice found in her latest book, “Slim for Life: My Insider Secrets to Simple, Fast and Lasting Weight Loss” (Harmony Books). “It’s my softest approach to weight loss,” says Michaels, a wellness coach to whom the word “soft” is seldom applied. After all, she is famous as the drill-sergeant trainer on NBC’s “The Biggest Loser,” a 5-foot-2inch force of nature who doesn’t hesitate to throw her tautly muscled weight around. But during this recent breakfast she seems different from her “Loser” persona. Clad in jeans, sweat shirt and Ugg boots, her hair pulled under a newsboy’s cap, she could pass for half her 39 years. She is animated, high-rev. But no way overbearing. “I wanted to write a book where you felt like I was sitting right there
with you,” she says, a vision of reassurance seated across the table, “providing a simple solution for every problem or complaint I’ve ever heard.” Fitness is too time-consuming, complicated, costly, inconvenient, plus I’m hungry all the time — Michaels has heard every excuse from the audience for her website, weekly podcast and speaking engagements. “I wanted to integrate the answers and knock down the myths and the fad diets,” she says. “For every possible dieting dilemma that you could ever have, I provide umpteen amount of solutions. Pick one!” In her book, every strategy comes with a point system scored from 1 (a “bonus” tip) to 3 (most effective and important). Totaling the strategies you’re able to adopt can help predict your rate of weight loss, she says. If some of this stuff gets a little technical (she prescribes workouts complete with calories-per-minute burned for each exercise), Michaels also packs the book with simple no-brainers: Eat before you head to the party so you’re less tempted by those fatty hors d’oeuvres. Nix foods tagged with “danger words” like smothered, loaded, tender, deep-fried and creamy. At the supermarket, avoid the center aisles (high-trafficked destinations for junk food, she warns) in favor of the store
perimeter, where fresh foods are likely to be stocked. For imbibers who aren’t satisfied with the occasional red wine (pretty healthy in moderation), she even offers recipes for low-cal cocktails. “I’m going to show you exactly what you need to understand, exactly what never to do, and what it looks like in your life,” she says. “This is never going to be easy. But it’s never gonna be easier than this.” Growing up, physical health wasn’t something that came easily to Michaels. Her dad was overweight, she says, “and one of the ways that we spent time together was through food: ‘Let’s go get a pizza.’” Her parents went through what she calls an ugly divorce when she was 12, which only hardened her image of herself as “a fat kid, a loser, someone who deserved to get picked on.” But a few years later she got hooked on martial arts. She had long felt like an outsider in school and most everywhere else, a feeling heightened by the fact that she was gay and hadn’t yet accepted it. But here in the dojo she was part of a community. She felt supported. She blossomed. Then came a real turning point: She broke two boards with a sidekick. “The next day when I walked into the school, no one ever (messed) with me again,” she says, her eyes
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Two Buccs finish second AKRON — Covington juniors Lane Evans and Jackie Siefring both record second-place finishes at the indoor state track & field meet. Evans was second in the 400 in 49.54 to twotime defending outdoots state champion Matt Tobin of Sherwood Fairview. Dustin Fickert was fifth in the 800, 2:00.32. A.J. Ouellette, after just one week of training and one meet, took 16th in the 60-meter dash in 7.25 seconds. Siefring was second in the 60 hurdles. No times were available, but she ran a PR of 9.28 in MIKE ULLERY/CALL the prelims. Siefring was also fourth Versailles’ Jacob Heitkamp (44) and Ryan Knapke (30) are part of the celebration as the clock strikes zero Saturday night. in the long jump, 16-10 34; and ninth in the 400, 60.48. Bradford’s Shay LaFollette finished sixth in the 60 hurdles. She ran a 9.52 in qualifying.
Changing things in ‘flash’ Versailles boys stun Bacon for Final Four berth
Kahne gets Bristol victory BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) — Kasey Kahne won his first career Sprint Cup Series race at Bristol Motor Speedway after Brad Keselowski struggled on the final restart. Tempers flared after the race when Joey Logano leaned inside the car window of former teammate Denny Hamlin to complain about Hamlin spinning him during the race. At the time, Logano was racing Jeff Gordon for the lead. Logano was pulled away from Hamlin's car by crew members for both drivers in a classic postBristol clash that delighted the crowd. "They're fighting! It's Bristol!" yelled Clint Bowyer, who saw the action on the infield big screen. Logano wouldn't discuss what he told Hamlin. "That is for me to know and Denny to know. Frustrating," he said. "I had a really fast ... Ford and I felt like it was capable to win the race."
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KETTERING — In the most important possession of the season — with a trip to the state tournament on the line — the Versailles boys basketball team found things breaking down quickly. But, all that changed in a “flash” — as the Tigers scored four points in the final 15 seconds to beat Roger Bacon 56-53 in a Division III regional final Saturday night at Trent Arena — propelling Versailles to its second-ever Final Four berth. Versailles (22-5) will play Leavittsburg Labrae (24-3) in a D-III state semifinal at 2 p.m. Thursday in Value City Arena at the Jerome Schottenstein Center on the Ohio State campus. Versailles was trailing 53-52 after two free throws by Roger Bacon’s Erik Edwards with 45.3 seconds remaining. The Tigers called timeout with 30.9 seconds to go and after inbounding from the side, the Spartans defense had taken away Versailles’ planned play. “A lot of times, with good defensive teams, that will happen,” Versailles coach Scott McEldowney said. “When that happens, you have to be able to come up with something.” Damien Richard was able to avoid being trapped and got the ball to Nick Campbell near the left baseline. As he did, Kyle Ahrens flashed to the basket and Campbell hit him with a perfect
Special moment Tigers enjoy big victory KETTERING — It’s what high school athletics are all about. The big moment. After Versailles had knocked off Roger Bacon, ranked seventh in the final D-III AP state poll, 56-53 in the regional final Saturday at Trent Arena, the Tigers had just finished cutting down the nets and putting the icing on the boys basketball program’s second trip to the state tournament. Jacob Heitkamp led a group of players to the locker room with the regional championship trophy in his clutches. Sophomore guard Jace Barga had a tight hold on the game ball, protecting it like his life savings. Many of the players entered the locker room with the strand of net they had just cut down between their teeth. Kyle Ahrens shoots over Jake Westerfield as Damien Richard watches.
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But Matta has twice taken Ohio State teams to Dayton before for NCAA tournaments and each made the short trip home with a disappointing loss. "Well, we're 1-2 (in Dayton). Hopefully it's time to change that, that's for doggone sure," Matta said as his team boarded the plane for the flight home from the Big Ten title game. "Sometimes it's just
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State Continued from page 7 shots all the time in practice. That’s why you practice those shots, for situations like that.” Winner didn’t hesitate — and his bomb was perfect to give Versailles a 5251 lead and set up the dramatic finish. “We were having a hard time getting open shots,” Winner said. “So, I figured I should take the shot. This (going to state) has been a goal since I was a freshman. It is pretty amazing.” The game turned into a matchup of Versailles strength inside against Roger Bacon’s pressure. MIKE ULLERY/CALL PHOTO And the Tigers Versailles’ Damien Richard drives past Carlos Jackson Saturday night. 37-17 domination of the “He has played a lot of a little more than two with a chance to tie or boards overcame Verbasketball and knows minutes remaining before take the lead. sailles’s 21 turnovers to what to do (at the end of Winner stepped up. After a Versailles time- the Spartans nine. games).” Bacon had the ball with out and a missed Tiger “We knew we had to reAnd after jumping out a four-point lead and Ver- shot, there was a scramble bound the basketball,” to a 16-8 first quarter lead sailles had just three for the ball and while McEldowney said. “I didn’t and leading most of the teams fouls as the clock Roger Bacon emerged on realize we had that many game — the Tigers found dwindled down towards the floor with the ball, it turnovers. You worry themselves playing from the 2:00 mark. was touching the out of about the turnovers, bebehind the fourth quarter, Just as it looked like bounds line, giving Ver- cause a lot of times they before Versailles senior Versailles might have to sailles the ball back with lead to easy baskets for Chad Winner lived up to start fouling, Winner 1:09 remaining. them — and they did.” his name to set the Tigers stepped in front of a Bacon Inbounding from underBut, as is the Tiger way up for the trip to Colum- pass and went the length neath, the only option was — it was a balanced effort. bus. of the court. His layup at- a pass to Winner, a good Ahrens led the way Roger Bacon took only tempt was pinned against four-feet behind the 3- with 18 points and Winner its third lead of the game the backboard and goal- point line at the top of the added 14 points (including when Jackson hits a three tending was called, cut- key. four 3-point field goals) to start the fourth quarter. ting the Spartan lead to “People might be sur- and seven rebounds. Austin Frentsos added a 51-49. prised, but as soon as I But, it didn’t stop there. 3-point play and another Campbell drew a charg- saw the ball going to Damien Richard made big three by Jackson and a ing foul at the other end, Chad, I was yelling, ‘Hit it, hustle plays all night long tip-in by Fred Moore had giving Versailles the ball hit it’,” McEldowney said. and had eight points and Bacon in front 51-47 with back with 1:29 remaining “Chad (Winner) hits those eight rebounds. The 6-foot-
BOXSCORE Versailles (56) Nick Campbell 1-0-2, Damien Richard 32-8, Chad Winner 5-0-14, Kyle Ahrens 6-518, Jacob Heitkamp 1-0-2, Even Phlipot 4-4-12, Jace Barga 0-0-0, Ryan Knapke 00-0, Jacob Wenning 0-0-0. Totals: 20-11-56. Roger Bacon (53) Cody Niesen 1-0-3, Austin Frentsos 5-516, Erik Edwards 2-2-6, Carlos Jackson 71-20, Jake Westerfeld 3-0-6, Reggie Williams 0-0-0, Fred Moore 1-0-2, Tyler Oldfield 0-0-0, Brian Richardson 0-0-0. Totals: 19-8-53. 3-point field goals — Versailles: Winner (4), Ahrens. Roger Bacon: Niesen, Frentsos, Jackson (5). Score By Quarters 16 27 41 56 Versailles Roger Bacon 8 23 40 53 Records: Versailles 22-5, Roger Bacon 24-4.
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Continued from page 7 Tiger coach Scott McEldowney — he was out at mid-court drinking it all in. McEldowney, an assistant coach when his brother Roger led the Tigers to the state championship game in 2004 — was being congratulated by all the Tiger supporters after Versailles had beaten the team many projected as state champions — particularly after they knocked off defending state champion and No. 1 ranked Summit Country Day in the regional semifinals four days earlier. And it would be find a more deserving coach than McEldowney off this opportunity. He bleeds orange-andblack and no one knows better what Versailles basketball is all about. And when the Tigers made a coaching change seven years ago, they knew who to run to for stability. At the time, McEldowney talked about a sixyear plan — because his son Brett would be a freshman in seven years. That he was a guy they could count on being there. He has done far more than that — having them two wins from the program’s first ever state title. And McEldowney has great appreciation for what took place Saturday — something that may take the player a little while to appreciate. “We have played in one of these six times,” he said, referring to the regional final. “And this is only the second time we have won.” And this one took on special significance. Not
1 Campbell led the team with nine rebounds and “super sub” Evan Phlipot saved his best for the biggest moment of the season, with 12 points and six rebounds. Senior starter Jacob Heitkamp and Jace Barga, Ryan Knapke and Jacob Wenning gave the Tigers valuable minutes off the bench. “When you get to this level, that’s what it takes,” McEldowney said. Bacon couldn’t match that balance, with just two players scoring more than six points. Jackson hit five threes and scored 20 points, while Frentsos added 16 points and five rebounds. Versailles 20 of 46 from the floor for 43 percent and 11 of 14 from the line, including a perfect 9-for-9 in the first half, for 79 percent. Roger Bacon shot just 25 percent in the first half (7-for-28) and finished 19 of 49 from the floor for 39 percent. The Spartans converted eight of 11 from the line for 73 percent. Now, the Tigers have more basketball to play. “You know, we have been to the regional finals six times now (in history),” McEldowney said. “And this is only the second time we have won.” And it all happened in a “flash”.
special.” And why this had turned into a dream season — after a fiveloss regular season, including four in the always loaded MAC. After Wednesday’s win, junior Damien Richard had state the team was right where he thought it would be. After Saturday’s win, Winner — who helped the team match his named with big plays down the stretch, and one of just two seniors on the team with Heitkamp — had a big smile break across his face when asked about playing in the state tournament. “I have dreamed of MIKE ULLERY/CALL PHOTO this since I was a Winner Nick Campbell goes up over freshman,” Reggie Williams Saturday said. “It really is amazing.” night. And he, like the rest of the Tigers, weren’t only is Brett, now a freshman, on the team — going to let anything disMcEldowney’s younger tract them from the goal son Noah is a ball boy for — including talk this the Tigers. Both got their week that the Summit turns on the ladder, snip- Country Day-Roger Bacon ping a piece of history, be- game might well be the fore their father followed state championship game. “To be honest, we don’t them. “This is so special,” worry about the stuff,” Scott said during a radio Winner said. “I didn’t hear interview after the game. any of that, but our focus “I’ve got one son on the was on winning a basketteam as a freshman and ball game.” And make no mistake one who is the ball boy. “To be able to share this — the Tigers are in two moment with them. This win. Ahrens was a young boy is really something spe2002 and is determined to cial, incredible.” And in a sense it is the make this season even Tigers team becoming a more special. “This (making it to family, which made the state) is great,” Ahrens moment possible. “The way this team has said. “But, we have still come together,” McEl- have goals to accomplish.” Two more wins would downey said. “The way they communicate and be truly special — and share the ball. That is give the Tigers an even what makes this team so bigger moment to savor.
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Buckeyes back on top in Big Ten OSU handles Wisconsin CHICAGO (AP) — Deshaun Thomas and Ohio State were tired, worn down by a grueling Big Ten tournament. Traevon Jackson and Wisconsin had little left as well in the third game in three days for each team. Locked in a battle of wills, the Buckeyes found a way. Thomas scored 17 points and No. 10 Ohio State used its stout defense to beat No. 22 Wisconsin 50-43 on Sunday for its Big Ten-best fifth tournament title. "We were challenging our guys every timeout, telling them 'You've got one more gear. You've got one more gear,'" Ohio State coach Thad Matta said. "Fortunately for us, we made some big plays and then finally knocked a couple shots down." Thomas was 6 for 19 from the field, but made some big free throws down the stretch as Ohio State won the championship for the third time in the last four years. Aaron Craft, who was voted the most outstanding player of the tournament, had nine points and six rebounds, and LaQuinton Ross delivered a couple of huge plays. The Buckeyes (26-7) were rewarded with a No. 2 seed in the West Region for the NCAA tournament and a second-round game in Dayton against Iona. Wisconsin is in the same region, with the fifth-seeded Badgers to play Ole Miss in their first game in Kansas City, Mo. "Playing in Dayton, you
The Ohio State men’s basketball team celebrates its win in the Big Ten championship game. can't get anything better," Craft said. "Buckeye Nation travels very well, especially when it's an hour down the road." Jackson scored 10 points for the Badgers (2311), who shot 38.3 percent from the field. None of his teammates reached double figures, with Sam Dekker next up at eight points. "It's a disappointment," senior Ryan Evans said. "We definitely wanted to leave here with some hardware, but moving forward, we've got the NCAA tournament. It's a bigger thing, and I'm looking forward to that." Wisconsin and Ohio State were close for most
OSU Continued from page 7 the way the ball bounces. We'll hopefully put that behind us and see what we can do this year." His 2006 team (26-6) won the Big Ten title in the regular season and, also as a No. 2 seed, was sent to Dayton. In its first game, Ohio State beat Davidson 70-62 but then was manhandled by seventh-seeded Georgetown (23-9) and center Roy Hibbert, 70-52. Then in 2009, the Buckeyes ended up in Dayton again, this time as an eighth seed against No. 9 Siena. Ronald Moore hit a 3pointer with 3.9 seconds left in the second overtime to beat the Buckeyes 74-72 before a partisan crowd. "Hopefully we can put an end to that," point guard Aaron Craft said of the quick exits in the Buckeyes' home state. "We're just a little over an hour down the road. You can't beat that." Other teams in the West include topseeded Gonzaga, along with No. 3 New Mexico, fourth-seeded Kansas State, Wisconsin at No. 5 and sixth-seeded Arizona. Survive to the regional and the games will be played at Staples Center in Los Angeles, home to the Lakers and Kobe Bryant and the Clippers' Chris Paul and Blake Griffin. Fifteenth-seeded Iona is making its 10th NCAA appearance and first back-to-back trips to the tournament since 2000 and 2001. A year ago the Gaels lost to BYU, 78-72. They earned their spot in the field this time around by winning the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference tournament 60-57 over Manhattan on March 11. The Buckeyes enter the big tournament as one of the hottest teams in the country, winning their final five regular-season games and then storming through three opponents in the conference tournament at United Center in Chicago. "That's a tribute to the kids," Matta said of the strong finish. "They're great kids who have stuck together through the good and the bad. And they've kept working. Quite honestly, they've gotten closer as the season has gone on, which is huge." After narrowly missing out on a piece of the regular season Big Ten title, the Buckeyes pulled away from Wisconsin in the tournament finale thanks to a series of big plays in the final minutes by substitute wing LaQuenton Ross. Craft was selected as the tournament's most outstanding player. Matta was already considering strategy to change his luck in Dayton. He laughed at the suggestion he should have the team bus go into nearby Indiana before it arrived at UD Arena. "No question," he said. "We're 2-0 over there (in Indiana this season). I may try that one."
of the second half, but the Buckeyes seized on a cold spell by the Badgers to move in front down the stretch. After Dekker scored on a reverse layup with 7:01 remaining, Wisconsin went scoreless for the next 4½ minutes while Ross stepped up for Ohio State. He had a strong offensive rebound and putback, then converted a layup to make it 47-41 with 2:39 to go. "I thought Q was tremendous," Matta said. "He did have a couple of timely field goals for us, a couple big rebounds. That's what we need from LaQuinton at that spot." Jackson made two free
throws to stop the scoring drought for the Badgers, who forced a shot clock violation on the other end. But Ben Brust missed a long 3-pointer and Thomas went 3 for 4 at the line in the final minute. Dekker's basket was Wisconsin's last field goal of the game. "I think down the stretch we talked to each other and said, 'Hey, shots might not be falling, but our defense is going to win us this game,'" Craft said, "and whether it was forcing a questionable shot or grabbing a big rebound, that's how you win big basketball games, and that's what we have to tip
our hat on, and we were able to do that tonight." Wisconsin advanced to the final with a pair of impressive victories over No. 6 Michigan and thirdranked Indiana, while Ohio State beat Nebraska handily and edged No. 8 Michigan State to reach the title game for the fifth consecutive season. The Badgers outrebounded the Hoosiers by five in their semifinal, but the Buckeyes enjoyed a 39-28 advantage on the glass and a 13-4 difference in second-chance points. Lenzelle Smith Jr. had eight rebounds and Thomas finished with seven. "We got beat physically
inside a little bit, so I think that told a lot on the offensive glass," Badgers coach Bo Ryan said. Sam Thompson added eight points for the Buckeyes, who have won eight straight and nine of 10. While the lithe Thompson is a potent scorer, the Badgers took advantage of his lack of size at times when they had the ball. The 6-foot-7, 190-pound Thompson started at forward for the Buckeyes, and Wisconsin's senior starting front court of Jared Berggren, Evans and Mike Bruesewitz all had at least 18 pounds on the sophomore. The Badgers used the advantage to get high-percentage shots inside or force a double team that left one of their 3-point shooters open. It was particularly noticeable during a 14-0 first-half run that included 3s from Bruesewitz and Frank Kaminsky and a slick reverse layup by Evans. But Matta also did a nice bit of coaching for the Buckeyes. After Thomas got off to a slow start, Matta pulled the junior aside for a quick chat during a timeout late in the first half and the forward responded with a nice jumper that trimmed Wisconsin's lead to 24-23 at halftime. "At this stage right now, people know what I can do and the coaches know what I can do," Thomas said. "I can score, but right now it's all about winning and taking care of your teammates and taking care of what you do out there. “You have to do the other things out there to win ballgames, too."
Fairmont ends Twinsburg’s run Anna, Fort Loramie bring home state titles COLUMBUS – For the third consecutive year the OHSAA girls Division I basketball state championship game featured Kettering Fairmont and Twinsburg, but the 2013 version of the rivalry had a different ending as the Firebirds unseated the two-time defending state champions 52-48 to bring home Fairmont’s first girls basketball state title Saturday at Value City Arena in the Jerome Schottenstein Center. The eight-session, threeday attendance was 41,633, the highest since the 2007 tournament. With 2:23 remaining Fairmont led by seven, 4437, and Twinsburg was forced to foul. The Firebirds made seven free throws down the stretch but Associated Press Ms. Basketball, Ashley Morrissette (Sr.), scored 11 points in the final 1:20 to bring her team within three with 15 seconds remaining. Fairmont then turned the ball over, but Twinsburg fumbled the inbound and was forced to foul again. Makayla Waterman (Jr.) hit the first of two free throws to ice the game. Waterman scored seven in the first half, but came alive in the second and finished the game with 24 points, including a 10-11 free throw shooting performance. Katheryn Westbeld (Jr.) and Alona Skipper (Sr.) also contributed 13 and 10 points, respectively. Twinsburg (29-1) was led by Mossissette, who finished the contest with 27 points on nine of 17 shooting. With her 20-point effort in the semifinal, Morrissette finished her threeyear state tournament career with 110 points, placing her second all-time (2011- 21, 6; 2012- 22, 12; 2013- 29, 17). Pickerington’s Beth Ostendorf owns the record with 122 points in four state appearances.
Twinsburg was making its third trip to the state tournament and takes home the runner-up trophy for the first time. D-II Nia Marshall and her teammates left the court in tears. Not because they lost, but because it was the last time they would play together — as history-making champions. Marshall, a second-team Associated Press AllOhioan, scored 17 points and added 18 rebounds to lead Shaker Heights Hathaway Brown to a 56-44 victory over Millersburg West Holmes in the Division II final on Saturday, giving the Blazers a record fifth consecutive state title. "It was definitely different because even throughout warmups I was thinking, '(This is the) last 32 minutes with these girls,'" Marshall said. "It was really emotional at the end that we knew we had our fifth one in the bag. And that was the last time that we would ever be playing together as a team." The Blazers were already assured of another record — becoming the only team in the girls tournament's 38 years to make it to the final four in seven consecutive years. Amazingly, they have now won 36 tournament games in a row. It was almost too much for coach Paul Barlow, now 234-92 in 13 seasons, to wrap his head around. "We walked out of there with a fifth straight state title, which is really hard for me right now to even think about or comprehend," he said. After losing in their first two trips to the state tournament, in the 2007 and 2008 title games, they haven't lost in tournament
play since. The Blazers (23-6) broke a deadlock with Cincinnati Mount Notre Dame and South Euclid Regina, which had each won four in a row.
was going to be physical, up and down," Anna coach Jack Billing said. Africentric (22-6) reduced the deficit to 36-28 early in the third period but Anna pushed the lead to 50-34 at the end of the quarter on an D-III Cayla Bensman had 21 inbounds pass to Billing, the points, Natalie Billing 17 third such play for the Rockand Erica Huber 15 as Anna ets in the game. defeated Columbus AfricenD-IV tric 67-49 on Saturday to Fort Loramie coach Carla win its second girls Division III championship in three Siegel walked into her postgame interview session years. It was sweet revenge for and offered an opening Anna (26-4) against Africen- statement. "My first comment is, 'Fitric, which last year won its third title in six years with nally!'" she said, breaking a 70-66 overtime win to into a wide smile. After a quarter of a censnap the Rockets' 50-game winning streak. Anna, tury around the program, which also won a state title her Redskins finally won a in 1981, is 80-6 over the long anticipated title. Second-team Associated past three seasons. Press All-Ohioan Darian "They were on a mission," Africentric coach Will Rose scored 19 points and McKinley said of the Rock- seemed to be in the middle of every big play down the ets. That included Bensman, stretch, leading Fort Lowho as a freshman last sea- ramie past Berlin Hiland son went 1 for 8 from the 57-42 in the Division IV floor and had three points final on Saturday night for its first state championship. against Africentric. Rose, a junior, hit all eight "I'm a lot happier with of her free throws and also my performance this year," she said. "It really bothered had five rebounds and five me last year that I didn't assists as the Redskins (27play as well as I know I 3) finally finished on top in their seventh trip to the could." Bensman had 15 points state tournament. by halftime as Anna took a During one late span, 33-20 lead. Rose had four points and "They were just the better added an assist in an 8-2 team," McKinney said. run. "They got all the 50-50 balls. "When (Hiland post They did a fantastic job not player Jasmine Goings) letting us get many points fouled out, I knew that I in transition." could drive to the hole and The Rockets got the ad- dish out to my teammates," vantage despite just two Rose said. "I tried to make points from their leading things happen at the end." scorer Billing, who played Regina Hochstetler only six minutes because poured in 23 points for Hishe picked up her second land (26-4), denied its fifth foul midway through the state title in a record 13 first quarter and sat on the trips to the final four. bench for an extended peHawks coach Dave riod. Schlabach praised the effort "We knew going in it was by Fort Loramie, particugoing to be fast-paced, it larly on defense.
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Spring is one of the four conventional temperate seasons, following winter and preceding summer. The specific definition of the exact timing of "spring" varies according to local climate, cultures and customs. At the spring equinox, days are close to 12 hours long with day length increasing as the season progresses. Spring and "springtime" refer to the season, and also to ideas of rebirth, rejuvenation, renewal, resurrection and regrowth. In spring, the axis of the Earth is increasing its tilt toward the sun and the length of daylight rapidly increases for the relevant hemisphere. The hemisphere begins to warm significantly causing new plant growth to "spring forth," giving the season its name. Snow, if a normal part of winter, begins to melt, and streams swell with runoff. Frosts, if a normal part of winter, become less severe. In climates that have no snow and rare frosts, the air and ground temperature increases more rapidly. Many flowering plants bloom this time of year, in a long succession sometimes beginning even if snow is still on the ground, continuing into early summer. In normally snowless areas, "spring" may begin as early as February (Northern Hemisphere) heralded by the blooming of deciduous magnolias, cherries, and quince, or August (Southern Hemisphere) in the same way. Subtropical and tropical areas have climates better described in terms of other seasons, e.g. dry or wet, or monsoonal, or cyclonic. Often the cultures have locally defined names for seasons which have little equivalence to the terms originating in Europe. Many temperate areas have a dry spring, and wet autumn (fall), which brings about flowering in this season more consistent with the need for water as well as warmth. Subarctic areas may not experience "spring" at all until May or even June, or December in the outer Antarctic.
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Spring Fun Facts • We’ve all heard the term ‘vernal equinox.’ • Some of the plants that have strong assoVernal means ‘spring’ and equinox means ciations with spring include dandelions, ‘equal night.’ Both words are from Latin. daffodils, lilies, primroses, hyacinths, tulips, azaleas, iris and lilacs. • Despite the term, the day when there are 12 equal hours of daylight and darkness usually happens before the first day of spring. • The first day of spring in the southern hemisphere is the date of the autumnal equinox in the northern hemisphere, usually in September.
• Dandelions originated in Asia. • Several singers have sung about spring including Van Morrison (Celtic Spring), Billie Holiday (Some Other Spring) and Frank Sinatra (Suddenly it’s Spring). • Animals and insects associated with spring include the rabbit, frog, deer, fox, bear, bee, butterfly, ladybug and hummingbird.
• Benjamin Franklin was the first American to propose Daylight Saving Time in 1784. However, it wasn’t fully implemented in • Spring fever is not just a myth – the body the U.S. until after the Second World War. may experience physiological changes due to changes in diet, hormone produc• The practice of starting Daylight Saving tion and temperature. Time on the second Sunday in March in the U.S. started in 2005. • Melting snow and additional rain may • Daylight Saving Time starts and ends at different times around the world.
cause more flooding in spring. • Children grow faster in spring.
• In Europe, Daylight Saving Time is known • Spring is when birds return home after as Summer Time. migrating in winter. About 1800 bird • The reason that there’s more daylight dur- species migrate. ing spring is that the Earth’s axis tilts Have you got any fun facts about spring to towards the sun at this time of year. add to the list?
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