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PIQUA — Accolades were shared at Tuesday’s Piqua City Commission meeting in regards to the completion of the source
water protection plan. This much anticipated plan was recognized by the Ohio EPA Protection (Environmental Agency) Division of Drinking and Ground Water with a certificate presented by EPA representative Linda Merchant-Masonbrink. This is the third endorseable drinking water source protection plan to date, as stated by Merchant-Masonbrink. One that ad-
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dresses potential pollutants that can threaten the city’s drinking water. As both an example and inspiration to other communities Merchant-Masonbrink presented the certificate of commemoration to Mayor Lucy Fess, water system superintendent Don Freisthler and utilities director David Burtner. Freisthler thanked those in attendance, commission and others
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Young Life plans fundraiser at mall PIQUA — The Miami Shelby County Young Life will host its annual fundraising event this weekend at Miami Valley Centre Mall. From 4-8 p.m. Friday and from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday the group will offer jumbo tenderloin sandwiches or fish sandwiches, along with fries and a soft drink. From 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday the group will offer all-youcan-eat pancakes along with two sausage patties and a choice of beverage. Tickets are $5 for adult meals and $3 for children ages 5-10. Kids under 5 eat free. Contact a High School Young Life teen or a Junior High Wyldlife club teen for pre-sale tickets or pay at the event. For more information, call 778-1118.
for their assistance. While Fess congratulated the water department staff and also acknowledged members of the Middle Great Miami River Watershed Alliance for their continued endeavors concerning the area’s drinking water. Those in attendance from MGMRW were Jeff Lange, Scott Phillips and Randy
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Dorothy C. Eggert PIQUA — Dorothy C. Eggert, 89, formerly of 1851 W. Grant St., Apt. 2 0 6 , Piqua, died at 12:25 p . m . S u n d a y , March 1 8 , 2012, a t EGGERT Piqua Manor. She was born Feb. 19, 1923, in Bedford, to the late Laddie J. and Ida M. (Post) Kurena. Survivors include a daughter, Dolores (Philip) Harrison of Piqua; a son, David (Gigi) Eggert of Duluth, Minn.; three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a brother and three sisters. Mrs. Eggert was a 1940 graduate of Bedford High
School and attended the Piqua Church of the Nazarene. She retired as an office clerk from Republic Steel of Cleveland, and moved to Piqua in 1996. She enjoyed sewing, making clothes, baking, and spending time with her family. A memorial service to honor her life will be conducted later in the spring. Private burial will be in Crown Hill Cemetery, Twinsburg. Arrangements for her family are being handled through the Jamieson & Yannucci Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Piqua Church of the Nazarene, 400 S. Sunset Drive, Piqua, OH 45356; or Hospice of Miami County, Inc. P.O. Box 502, Troy, OH 45373. Condolences to the family may also be expressed through jamiesonandyannucci.com.
Irvin E. Haddix PIQUA — Irvin E. Haddix, 87, of 495 E. U.S. Route 3 6 , Piqua, died at 2 : 4 5 a . m . Mond a y , March 1 9 , 2012, a t HADDIX Piqua Manor Nursing Home. He was born March 15, 1925, in Fairborn, to the late William and Delta (Fisher) Haddix. He married Mary Virginia McKinster Aug. 1, 1967 in Indiana; she preceded him in death March 6, 1997. Survivors include seven daughters, DeeAnn (Thomas) Whittaker of Piqua, Ginny Betts of Piqua, Candice Worthington of Chillicothe, Karen (Charles) Kimble of Springfield, Becky Haddix of Troy, Gay Botkins of Springfield, Linda (Rick) Foreman of Springfield; three sons, Irvin “Gene” Worthington of Piqua, James (Lori) Worthington of Piqua, David Haddix of Troy, several
grandchildren, several great-grandchildren and two great-greatgranddaughters. He was preceded in death by three brothers, two sisters, two sons, and three daughters, Tina Bridges, Marjorie Meijer and Melissa Haddix. He was a veteran of World War II in the United S t a t e s Army, and retired in 1988 from Bordens Dairy in Springfield after 36 years of service. A service to honor his life will begin at 1 p.m. Friday at the Jamieson & Yannucci Funeral Home with the Pastor Randy Satchwell officiating. Burial will be in Woodstock Cemetery, Woodstock. Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Sunrise Center For Adults Inc., 316 N. College St., Piqua, OH 45356. Condolences to the family may also be expressed through jamiesonandyannucci.com.
Elizabeth A. ‘Betty’ (Leptak) Johnson PIQUA — Elizabeth A. “Betty” (Leptak) Johnson, 82, of Piqua died at 3:45 p . m . S a t u rd a y , March 1 7 , 2012, a t Upper Va l l e y Medi c a l Center, JOHNSON Troy. She was born in Piqua on June 8, 1929, to the late Joseph J. and Ruth C. (Newland) Leptak. Betty is survived by three sons and daughtersin-law, Larry and Sandra Murphy or Piqua, Norman and Virginia Murphy of Newnan, Ga. and Eric and Stephanie Johnson of Holiday, Fla.; one brother, Marvin Leptak of Holiday, Fla.; 13 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren and four great-greatgrandchildren. She was
preceded by one brother, Joseph “Pat” Leptak. Betty was a member of St. Boniface Catholic Church, Piqua. She worked for Piqua Memorial Hospital in Environmental Services for eight years before retiring in 1988. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at Melcher-Sowers Funeral Home, with the Rev. Fr. Angelo Caserta officiating. Burial will follow in Miami Memorial Park, Covington. Friends may call from 5-7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Boniface Catholic Church Education Fund, 310 S. Downing St., Piqua, OH 45356 or Senior Independence Hospice, 3003 Cisco Road, Sidney, OH 45365. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.melcher-sowers.com.
Irene M. Snyder PIQUA — Irene M. Snyder, 91, of 209 Leveri n g Drive, Piqua, died at 4 : 1 5 p . m . S u n d a y , March 1 8 , SNYDER 2012, at Piqua Manor Nursing Home. She was born Aug. 29, 1920, in Piqua, to the late O.J. and Stella (Mills) Marshall. She married Robert L. Snyder on Oct. 9, 1953, in Richmond, Ind.; he preceded her in death April 3, 2009. Survivors include two daughters, Rebecca (Kevin) McKenna of Lakewood, Roberta (Herb) Owen Dickerson of Rohnert Park, Calif.; a son, R. James Snyder of Piqua; six grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and numerous nieces and nephews. Mrs. Snyder was a 1938 graduate of Piqua Central
High School and also attended the Ideal Business School. She retired from the Crayex Corporation following many years of dedicated service. She was an active member of St. United Greene Methodist Church for more than 50 years and enjoyed sewing, gardening, reading and time with her family. A funeral service to honor her life will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. today at the Jamieson & Yannucci Funeral Home with the Rev. Lisa C. Ellison officiating. Burial will follow in Forest Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be from 9:30-10:30 a.m. today at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Greene Street Methodist Church, 415 W. Greene St., Piqua, OH 45356 or the Piqua Ambulance Fund, P.O. Box 720, Piqua, OH 45356. Condolences to the family may also be expressed through jamiesonandyannucci.com.
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Al Lawson PIQUA — Al Lawson, 81, of Piqua, died at 8:47 a . m . Tuesday, March 20, 2012, a t Upper Va l l e y Medical Center, T r o y s u r - LAWSON rounded by his loving family. He was born in Tazewell, Va. on Oct. 18, 1930, to the late James and Mary Elizabeth (Mabe) Lawson. Al is survived by two daughters and son-in-law, Diana and Alvin Grau and
Pamela Lawson, all of Piqua; one son, Alan Lawson, Piqua; one sister-inlaw, Gennivee Lawson of Piqua; one grandson, Keith Grau, Piqua. He was preceded in death by six brothers, James “Newt” Lawson, W. Walter Lawson, John Harvey Lawson, Arthur “Roy” Lawson, Samuel Lawson, Henry Lawson; five sisters, Marie Kiser, Reba Hall, Lucy Lawson, Mary Alice Lawson, and Katie Lawson. Al proudly served his country as a member of the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War. He was a truck driver for many years.
Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, at MelcherSowers Funeral Home, Piqua with Maj. Ronald Starnes officiating. Burial will follow in Forest Hill Cemetery, Piqua, with full military honors by the Veterans Elite Tribute Squad. Friends may call one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to American Diabetes Association, 4555 Lake Forest Dr. Suite 396, Cincinnati, OH 45242. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.melcher-sowers.com.
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Betty Ann Moore TROY — Betty Ann Moore, 86, of 4025 PiquaTroy Road, Troy, died Mond a y March 1 9 , 2012, in her residence. She w a s b o r n A u g . 2 8 , 1925, in MOORE Rawson, to the late Zay Melvin and Ola Iona (Palmer) Jones. She married Kenneth S. Moore on June 4, 1950 in Tipp City; and he survives. Other survivors include three sons, Michael S. (Sharon) of Troy, John C. (Beverly) of Ft. Myers, Fla. and Martin A. (Susan) of Flowery Branch, Ga.; six grandchildren; six great grandchildren; three brothers, George Jones of Dayton, Zay (Doris) Jones of Tipp City and Robert (Bea) Jones of Piqua; and a sister, Joanne Kirk of Troy. She was preceded in death by four brothers and seven sisters. Mrs. Moore was a grad-
uate of Tippecanoe High School and attended Miami Jacobs College. She served as the secretary and president of the Dettmer Hospital Auxiliary, presiding judge of the Staunton Precinct, president of the Raper Community Club, deputy clerk of courts, managed the Miami County Republican headquarters for several years, and was active with Westminster Presbyterian Church as evidenced by her service on numerous committees and teaching Sunday school for 25 years. A service to honor her life will begin at 10 a.m. Friday at Westminster Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Kazy BlocherHinds officiating. Burial will follow at Riverside Cemetery. Visitation will be from 47 p.m. Thursday at the Jamieson & Yannucci Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to Westminster Presbyterian Church, 325 W. Ash St., Piqua, OH 45356. Condolences to the family may also be expressed through jamiesonandyannucci.com.
Leona O. ‘Kitty’ Deeter VERSAILLES — Leona O. “Kitty” Deeter, 87, of V e r sailles, passed away at 7 : 3 0 p . m . Friday, March 1 6 , 2012, at the DEETER V e r sailles Health Care Center. Leona was born May 13, 1924, in Miami County, to the late Ora E. & Ethel (Jackson) Ingle. Leona is survived by a daughter-in-law, Linda Deeter of Versailles; grandchildren, Lisa Kenworthy of Pleasant Hill, Theresa and Tom Argabright of Piqua and Todd and Julie Deeter of Versailles; great-grandchildren, Sascha Garn of Union City, Ohio, Chanda Robinette of Arkansas, Pfc. Pete Argabright of Ft. Hood, Texas, serving in Kuwait-U.S. Army and Ashleigh Deeter of Versailles; four great-greatgrandchildren; brother, Donn Ingle of Laura; sisters, Delores Hicks of Troy and Vianna Brown of Los Angeles, California; brother-in-law, Walt Clingan of Michigan; sister-inlaw, Miriam Ingle of Covington; and numerous
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Sharon A. Fries PIQUA — Heaven is rejoicing as they receive Sharon A. Fries into their loving arms. Sharon A . Fries, 69 of Piqua, and formerly of Int e r n at i o n a l FRIES Fa l l s, Minn., wife of Charles (Chuck) Fries Jr., died at home surrounded by family on Monday, March 19, 2012. She was born in International Falls, Minn. on June 23, 1942, the daughter of the late Nels and Mabel (Bly) Lundin. She was a graduate of Falls Senior High School, International Falls, Minn. Sharon was employed at Georges Dairy of Piqua, doing early morning prep and cleaning. Sharon was the secretary and coowner of Chuck Fries Paint & Body Shop of Piqua, for 25 years. She enjoyed running her home, being a faithful and loving companion to her husband and partner Chuck, always letting him feel he was in charge. She relished the conversations with her family and
friends. She always had a sweet smile, warm hug, encouraging words and loved holding hands. Mommy loved reading, shopping with her daughters, encouraging the boys in their businesses and playing cards. Mom enjoyed preparing dinners for her family which included her special ham gravy, macaroni salad and homemade bread. She was an avid baker, making her much sought after pumpkin and cherry pies, pumpkin chocolate chip cookies, cinnamon rolls, banana bread and holiday sugar cookies with almond icing and so much more. She loved taking care of her family and home as this was the essence of who she really was. Christmas was her time to shine, she loved this special time of year as she beamed with excitement in transforming her home into a magnificent holiday paradise. Survivors include two sons and daughter-in-law, Eric (Jill) Fries of Sidney and Scott Fries of Piqua; Two daughters and sonin-laws, Lori (Joey) Brush of Piqua and Lisa (John) Klopfenstein of Piqua; 11 grandchildren, whom she loved very much and brought great joy to her
life, Jordan, Jacob and Joshua Fries, Gage and Gabriel Ryan, Brendan Fries, Alexis and Anna Klopfenstein, Ashley, Caleb and Conner Brush; and one great-grandchild, Josiah Fries; one brother and sister-in-law, Nels (Sharon) Lundin of International Falls, Minn.; two sisters and a brother-inlaw, Delores Holenko of International Falls, Minn. and Jan (Phil) Hansen of Piqua. Sharon was preceded in death by her two brothers, Dickie and Bobby Lundin and brother-in-law Paul Holenko of International Falls, Minn. In addition to her family, she leaves many treasured nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews, as well as many wonderful friends who enriched her life. She was grateful at knowing all of them were part of God’s plan for her life here on earth. Condolences may be expressed to the family from 2-4 p.m. and 5-8 p.m. Thursday at the Sidney Apostolic Temple, 210 Pomeroy Drive, Sidney. A service of celebration in honor of Sharon’s life will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, at the same address. Burial to immediately follow the service at Forest Hill Cemetery, Piqua.
DAYTON — Uva Eileen Myers, 78, of Dayton, passed away Saturday, March 17, 2012, at The Hospice of Dayton. Uva was born in Piqua and moved to Dayton when she married at 25. Uva was preceded in death by her parents, Glenn and Lear Curtis; and by one brother, Marvin Curtis. She is survived by her
husband of 53 years, Walton Lane Myers; three daughters, Linda (David) Booren, Kim (Jeff) Stout and Jennifer (Rich) Fullam; four grandsons, Jeremy, Phillip, Dustin and Steven; and by her extended family and many good friends. Uva retired as a legal secretary with Super Foods and with Copley Law Offices.
Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday at the Newcomer Funeral Home & Crematory, 3940 Kettering Blvd., Kettering. The family will receive friends from 1 p.m. until time of the service. In lieu of flowers contributions should be made in memory Uva to Hospice of Dayton. To send a special message to the family, visit www.NewcomerDayton.com.
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The only cheer Romney “Santorum won’t go could find by week’s end away, Romney can’t pull was from a Pew Research away and Gingrich doesn’t Center Poll. A month ago, appear like he’s going away Romney and Santorum anytime soon.” were tied nationally. Now, That’s how CBN chief poRomney has a 9-point litical correspondent David lead. Yet his campaign, Brody glumly summed up along with a well-funded Tuesday, March 13’s, southSuper PAC, continues to ern Republican primaries DONNA BRAZILE try to make up the differin Alabama and MissisColumnist ence by outspending Romsippi. ney’s opponents with a It’s a fair summation. Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich has barrage of negative ads. Even in politics, it’s not the numbers no intention of leaving, and he’s going to the convention even if he’s only got two that lie: Romney is struggling in the heartstates (South Carolina and Georgia) and a land and Bible Belt. He plays well in states few delegates in between. Newt’s never where there are plenty of urban centers been a team player, his ambition is cease- and moderates— voters who will also be less and he fantasizes about winning sce- attracted to President Obama this fall. But narios. He’s going to Tampa with a handful for now, he must win the hearts, if not spirof delegates in his corner but a victory its, of tea party Republicans who fueled speech in his back pocket … just in case. the party to victory in the last midterm Former Sen. Rick Santorum, too, is cal- elections. Romney’s spin doctors hope that politiculating scenarios. last Tuesday’s victories made some of them more feasible. He feels cal analysts, pundits and the public won’t confident that if he could only get Gingrich see his glaring and obvious weakness: He to pull out, Newt’s votes would go to him, has no compelling message other than and he’d overwhelm former Massachusetts electability. Regardless of where you stand Governor Mitt Romney, who has consis- on the candidates, primary voters tend to tently failed to excite self-described con- want a candidate who shares their values. In the end, voters will fall in line, but they servative voters. Once again, Romney failed to pull far want someone they can trust to carry their enough ahead to make his nomination log- issues in a debate. The Republican Party adopted new ically inevitable. His campaign’s political director, Rich Beeson, told reporters that rules to deliberately prolong the nominaRomney’s opponents “only moved closer to tion process. That— and the emergence of their date of mathematical elimination.” SuperPacs— have allowed Santorum and Romney may have to do some remedial Gingrich to remain viable contenders. If math and take an introductory course in this were 2008, Gingrich’s funds would have dried up by now. Instead, he needs chemistry. With public interest waning, major net- just one $10 million backer to keep on works and cable news outlets pushed the keeping on. Santorum is gaining ground among very southern primaries to the back burner. Yet they illuminated the numbers — and the conservative Republican voters, and has built his presidential campaign around problem. By the time the sun rose Wednesday them and their contributions. Santorum over the Delta, the Republican race had also appears to be picking up Gingrich become a standoff between Mitt Romney backers. He may become the favorite of the and his conservative opponents. By week’s party’s majority constituency: conservaend, Mitt Romney had 495 delegates. His tives with whom Romney remains out of conservative opponents combined were step. Instead of picking off his conservative just 64 votes behind the frontrunner. Monday evening Romney declared, opponents one by one, slipping and sliding “We’re going to win tomorrow!” He limped past them to the nomination, Romney in third. By noon Wednesday, Romney was needs to come up with a strong message putting more spin on his loss than a cotton that will rally voters to his side. Until that candy maker. Instead of appearing before happens, Romney will have to continue the cameras to concede to Santorum and going state to state to pick up more deleGingrich, Romney issued a one-page state- gates until one or more of his opponents ment that said “With the delegates won runs out of money. From the beginning, Romney has tried tonight, we are even closer to the nominato divide the conservative vote among his tion.” Winston Churchill once described a opponents and walk through the splintermember of Parliament as “the greatest liv- ing to the nomination. While Romney’s diing master of falling without hurting him- vide-and-conquer strategy may have given self.” It’s an apt description of Romney, too. him the lead, it may not give him a majorLeaders are supposed to be positive, but ity before the convention. Even if it does, they’re not supposed to be delusional about in Tampa the Republicans could become a political reality. Far better for him to have house divided against itself. admitted, “We took a hit here, but it’s Donna Brazile is a senior Democratic minor. Congratulations to my opponents.” Then switch the subject. Of course, the strategist, a political commentator and only topic Romney feels comfortable with contributor to CNN and ABC News, and a is being the inevitable candidate to take on contributing columnist to Ms. Magazine and O, the Oprah Magazine. President Barack Obama in November.
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To the Editor: I would like to thank the citizens of Piqua who donated towards our 2012 “Scouting for Food” campaign. The food drive helps restock Piqua food pantries. A total of 3,883 items were collected. Unfortunately this is down 27 percent from last year. Food pantries are being stressed and struggling to stay open even one day a week. If you would still like to help you can place food donations in the food barrel at the front of Piqua Kroger through Sunday, March 25. If you would like to help financially, please contact me at 773-5330 and I can direct you to a food pantry of your choice. The groups that participated this year were: Boy Scout Troops 76, 295 and 344, Cub Scout Packs 76, 295 and 344, Girl Scout Troops 30053 and 30301 and Piqua Christian Church Youth Group. These young people worked very hard, most two weekends. I would like to thank the Piqua Daily Call for their coverage and Piqua Kroger for allowing us to put a food barrel in their store. —Al Fledderman Piqua Scouting for Food coordinator
Ohio GOP chief won’t run for re-election COLUMBUS — (AP) The head of the Ohio Republican Party has told his colleagues he won’t run for re-election when his term expires in 2013. The decision by party Chairman Kevin DeWine comes as allies of Republican Gov. John Kasich (KAY’-sik) had recruited a slate of challengers to the party’s governing body, who they believe would support DeWine’s ouster. The executive committee’s new lineup, elected March 6, could call a vote on DeWine’s future at an April 13 meeting. DeWine said in a Sunday email to the 66-member state central committee that he would pass the torch in January to whomever the party believes is best. The committee elected DeWine unanimously in 2011, but he said the body is now at the center of a “highly-charged” contest for the state party’s future.
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best friend the burst ulcer was probably caused by cigarettes), exacerbated her loneliness and isolation. Still, the near-death experience brings Johnston the revelation that, “Despite years of slowly killing myself, all I wanted, with more passion and ferocity than I’d ever wanted anything else in my entire life, was to live.” It takes some time for her to put that thought into action. She leaves the hospital too early in order to get back to her play, determined to carry on through sheer willpower, and then nearly dies due to an infection. Even after that scare, she briefly continues to drink and take Vicodin until a blunt email from a friend worried about her alcoholism and addiction serves as a wakeup call and sets her on the path to rehab. The book has a breezy, letter-to-a-friend air to it, and it can easily be read in an evening. But Johnston doesn’t shy away from the ugly and painful realities of addiction and her own denial that led to her hospital stint — all in an effort to help others who might be battling their own demons. Now that takes guts.
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thousands of opportunities to change my life and make it wonderful, but once you’ve washed down a handful of Vicodin with a bottle or two of a full-bodied cabernet, even reading stop signs while driving a car becomes a tad tricky,” she writes. While she admits that an actress with addiction problems is about as unique as a “manila envelope,” part of what sets Johnston apart, besides her wit and frankness in dealing with the topic of addiction, is the harrowing brush with death that finally sets her on the path to sobriety. In 2006, right after a play she was doing in London opened, a peptic ulcer in her stomach burst, aggravated by the 30 to 40 codeine pills a day she was taking in England to replace her stateside Vicodin habit. Johnston found herself alone in her apartment in crippling pain, covered in vomit and blood and barely able to move. The moment, recounted in unsparing detail, is harrowing. As is her account of spending several weeks in a London hospital where indifferent doctors and nurses, along with her own nearly superhuman drive to pretend everything was still OK (she told her mother not to visit and her
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In this book cover image MAE ANDERSON released by Gallery Books, “Guts: the EndAssociated Press less Follies and Tiny Tri“Guts: The Endless Fol- umphs of a Giant lies and Tiny Triumphs of Disaster,” by Kristen a Giant Disaster” (Gallery Johnston, is shown. Books), by Kristen Johnston: Kristen Johnston is nial about an escalating best known as the brash, addiction to booze and tough-talking alien in “3rd pills, and finally survived a Rock From the Sun,” which near-fatal eruption of her aired on NBC from 1996 to intestines while working 2001. But that character’s on a play in London. Serious stuff, but Johntoughness has nothing on Johnston, who discusses ston, now sober, recounts it her lonely childhood, rise all with brassy, almost deas an actress and battles fiant, humor, poking fun at with addiction in a candid herself while at the same time revealing how she new memoir. In “Guts: The Endless used drugs and alcohol to Follies and Tiny Triumphs mask how raw and of a Giant Disaster,” John- painfully alone she felt ston reveals that she grew while she was growing up up mortified by her height and rising to fame. “I’m sure that there (she was almost 6 feet tall by the time she was 12), were many, many signs which made her feel like a that I was killing myself, “freak,” spent years in de- and I was probably given
DEAR NO FAN: Not being an expert on the subject of pornography or why men enjoy it, I posed your question to a recognized expert — Larry Flynt. His answer is different than the one given by the men at the dinner party. He said that men love porn because men are aroused by the visual. Then he added that women are more turned on by the written word, which is why torrid romance novels are so popular. P.S. Women who enjoy sex with abandon are not necessarily “sluts.” Many of them have high morals, are very happily married, and find it stimulating to watch porn with their husbands.
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Members of the Miami East FFA Chapter recently competed in the Sub-district Public Speaking Contest at Anna High School. Back row, left to right, Meagan McKinney and Daniel Bodenmiller. Front row, left to right, Casey Sarah Copeland, Pyers and Kendra Beckman
CASSTOWN — On Thursday, Feb. 16, members of the Miami East FFA Chapter competed in the Sub-district Public Speaking Contest at Anna High School. Schools competing in the contest included Botkins, Anna, Fort Loramie, Miami East, Houston, Jackson Center, and Fairlawn. Miami East FFA had five members compete. Meagan McKinney competed in the Extemporaneous Speaking Contest. She was given 30 minutes to prepare a chosen topic, present the speech, and then answer questions. She pulled a topic on soil conservation. She placed fourth out of six competitors.
Sarah Pyers competed in the Advanced Prepared Contest with her speech entitled, “Wind Turbines: Beauty or the Beast.” She wrote, memorized, presented and answered questions about the renewable energy from wind turbines and the role that agriculture has in the solution of the situation. She placed 3rd in the sub-district. “World Food Crisis — Going to Bed Hungry but I’m not in Trouble,” was the title of Sarah Kendra Beckman speech in the Beginning Prepared Speaking Contest. She wrote, memorized, presented and answered questions on the world’s crisis of clean
water and safe food and the role that America’s farmers play in the solution. She placed 3rd. Daniel Bodenmiller also completed in the Beginning Prepared Public Speaking Contest with his speech entitled, “The Beef CheckOff Program.” He placed 4th in the contest. His speech included information on the beef check-off program, how it works, and what the purpose of the program is. Casey Copeland competed in the FFA Creed Speaking Contest. She memorized the Creed, recited it, and answered question on their interpretation of the FFA Creed. She placed 3rd with 11 contestants.
Beginning computer classes offered PIQUA — Upper Valley Career Center Adult Division is offering beginning computer classes April 11, 18, and 25 at the Upper Valley Career Center ATC located at 8901 Looney Road, Piqua. Both afternoon and evening classes are available and offer adult students
flexibility with job and family schedules. Class topics include the basics of operating a computer, organizing computer documents, techniques for internet searches, and email. Classes are designed to help participants feel more comfortable using a computer at work or home. Evening sessions are 6
to 9pm and daytime classes are 1:304:30 p.m. Individual tuition is $50 per student, which includes the cost of class materials.Some discounts are available. Call for details. Registrations are being taken by phone at 778-8419 or 1-800-589-6963.
Historic home workshop to be held at library PIQUA — Whether you have a general interest in all historic homes, or just in your historic home, there are many resources available to help you research local properties. This Saturday, from 1–3 p.m., Piqua Library Director and local historian James Oda will be presenting a workshop focusing on finding the answers to your questions. The type of information that is available
is broad and varied and may include items such as: • When was your home built and by whom? • Who lived there, and what did they do for a living? • Were there ever any additions to the original floor plan? • Was there a summer kitchen or other outbuildings? • Was the land ever considered farmland?
• How did your home fare in the great flood of 1913? “Researching your home brings local history to a very personal level. It really gives you a feeling of being grounded to your space — knowing the names and stories of the people that walked your floors in the past,” said James Oda, Piqua Library Director and the program presenter. “Researching a
home is also a great start for anyone curious about genealogical research. In some ways those two types of research are similar, but home research is generally less difficult and time consuming. Also, parents may be surprised to find that some teens are interested in knowing about the prior residents of their homes. It becomes a project for the whole family to work on together.”
UVMC observes National Athletic Training Month TROY — The theme of this year National Athletic Training Month in March is “Athletic Trainers Save Lives.” The National Athletic Trainer’s Association recognizes this and emphasizes the medical components of the athletic training profession and the variety of athletic training settings. The goal of any athletic trainer is to enhance the quality of health of athletes and those who engage in physical activity within the community. Their ultimate goal is injury prevention. Each certified athletic trainer (ATC) at the UVMC Center for Sports Medicine also is licensed by the state of Ohio (LAT) and works with area schools to provide
injury care and prevention, on-field evaluations and education to coaches and athletes. Annette Bair, MS, is the athletic trainer at Miami East High School; Stephanie Burdette, MEd, athletic trainer at Edison Community College and assistant athletic trainer at Piqua High School; Amanda Ingold, MS, athletic trainer at Bradford and Newton high schools; Mark Houle, MEd, athletic trainer at Covington High School; Ryan Ingley, BS, athletic trainer at Milton-Union High School; Joyce Kastl, MA, athletic trainer at Graham High School; Corinne Lyons, MA, Lead Athletic Trainer for the UVMC Center for Sports Medicine and
Russia High School; Tiffany Rhoades, BS, assistant athletic trainer at Troy High School; Aaron Schlotterbeck, MBA, athletic trainer at Tippecanoe High School; Christine Campo, BS, athletic trainer at Troy Christian High School; Brian Edwards, MS; Gretchen Giacomo, MS; and Amee Rose, BS, pool athletic trainer at the Center for Sports Medicine. Athletic training services are extended to several community events such as the Troy Strawberry Festival Soccer Tournament, Jeff Warrick Poultry Days Ultimate Classic, Troy Classic on the Square, Mardi Gras Cheer and Dance and numerous other special events throughout the year. Ath-
trainers provide letic OHSAA Wrestling Weight Certifications for area wrestlers, Ohio Department of Education Pupil Activity Validation Courses and CPR training for area interscholastic coaches. The Center for Sports Medicine also utilizes athletic trainers to assist and staff their summer Explosive Speed and Power (ESP) and Explosive Speed and Power Jr. (ESP Jr.) programs, as well as, the Sportsmetrics™ knee injury prevention program. The UVMC Center for Sports Medicine is located at the Hyatt Center at 450 N. Hyatt St., Suite 102, Tipp City. For more information on programs offered, call 440-7152 or 667-2614.
Warm weather to continue Tuesday was the eighth consecutive day with highs at or above 70. We are going to add a few more 70 degree days this week. Look for record highs once again today with lots of sunshine and highs in the lower 80s. Highs will be near 80 once again on Thursday. High: 83 Low: 60.
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Piqua Catholic to hold open house this week PIQUA — Parents of children eligible to enter kindergarten in the fall are invited to this week’s open house at Piqua Catholic School. Parents can tour the building, meet the teacher and visit with the principal. It is an opportunity to learn about the all-day kindergarten program. The open house is scheduled between 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. today and Thurs-
day and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday. Piqua Catholic School offers education and is open to children of all faiths. Parents of students do not have to be a parishioner of St. Mary Church of St. Boniface Church. The kindergarten class is housed in the Downing Street Campus located at 218 South Downing St. For more information, call 773-3876.
Southview plans meeting PIQUA — The Southview Neighborhood Association will have a general meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday, at Mote Park Community Center. The main topic for discussion will be the refurbishing of the playground area on the upper Mote portion of the park. The current playground is in need of new mulch, new swings and other play equipment. Some of the equipment still in use is more than 50 years old. The
Southview Association is spearheading this project and would like to have community input as to the amount and type of playground equipment to put in this area. Funding for this make over will come from the city grant monies. Piqua residents from all over the city are welcome to attend and bring ideas for the new playground. For more information, call Jim Vetter, association president, at 778-1696.
Class of 1953 to meet Thursday PIQUA — The Piqua Central High School Class of 1953 will meet for an informal lunch with spouses and friends at 12 p.m.
Thursday at China East. For information call Regina Favorite at 7780694 or John McCoy at 773-3374.
Public retirees meeting scheduled PIQUA — The Miami County chapter of Ohio Public Employee Retirees will meet at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 4, at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 248 Wood S., Piqua. Lunch is $10, payable at the door. Reservations needed by Wednesday, March 28. Call Beth at
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Hoping nice weather is here to stay steaks to go along with the meal. We also had sliced Colby cheese, which is a favorite around here. I buy the Colby cheese by the horn, which is usually 15 to 16 pounds.It is so much cheaper to do it that way than to buy a few pounds at a time. A horn of cheese does not last long around here with our size family. We eat cheese in sandwiches, casseroles, soups, or just with crackers for a snack.I think the cheese doesn’t taste dried-out as much as the small packages in grocery stores. If we need shredded cheese we shred just the colby cheese, which tastes so much better than the pre-packaged kind you buy in stores.Years ago when we had cows and sold milk we would always order our horn of cheese off the milk-
The sun is shining and the temperature is over 60 degrees this morning. It looks like it will be another gorgeous day and spring only officially begins tomorrow. All signs of spring are here, first among them: the rhubarb is peeping through and winter onions are up.Also the horseradish and tea plants are starting to grow. Trees are budding and the grass is extra green for this time of the year. We had our first meal of dandelion greens last night. Last year it was about a month later before we found enough for a meal. I steamed some potatoes and boiled some eggs to mix with the dandelion greens and sour cream. Sour cream I make with Miracle Whip salad dressing, vinegar, milk, and salt. Joe grilled T-bone
man. We took advantage of the nice weather this week and washed all our curtains, cleaned the windows and put in the screens.Looks so much more refreshing to see the white, crisp curtains on the clean windows. A few weeks ago one of the big oak trees in our yard uprooted knocking down one half of two smaller pine trees. Joe and some of the children worked on cutting the wood and burning the branches on Saturday. The bigger logs we might be able to sell to the local sawmill. The rest we will keep for firewood.Our neighbor, Steve, brought his larger chainsaw to help Joe cut the bigger area by the stump. Joe’s chainsaws were not long enough to cut all the way through.
On Saturday we also carried the patio table, chairs, and rockers out of the basement to put on the front porch again. Last night we already enjoyed eating supper on the porch. We let our coal stove go out a week ago. We hope the nice weather is here to stay. Joe wants to till the garden this week so we can plant some of the early things like peas, potatoes,radishes, and so forth. On our list to do this week is raking the yard. The grass is really growing fast and I don’t think it will be long before we have to mow it. Our solar-powered freezer is staying charged well with all the sunshine. It even charges some on cloudy days. With spring weather here it is time to start thinking
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Spikes TOM & DEE HARDIE KEY KIDDER Columnists ratty and all. And I said it’s disrespectful to me to show up looking like some creature from outer space after I bent over backwards to get him the job interview. Who wants to hire a space alien? Trey didn’t get the job and I don’t think he’ll be coming back to see his grandfather real soon either. Was I wrong? — Peppy Popa, Reading, Pa. Dear Peppy: We thought about filing your question in the “Battles We Very Seldom Win” file and letting it go at that, but reconsidered because it illustrates a couple of important
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Helen M. Knisley PIQUA — Helen M. Knisley, 86, of Piqua, passed away on Tuesday, March 2 0 , 2012, in the Upper Va l l e y Medi c a l Center, T r o y , KNISLEY Born on June 4, 1925, in Piqua, Helen was a daughter of the late Charles L. and Mary M. (Owen) Baker. She is survived by three children, Arthur L. (Nikki) Ross of Troy, two daughters, Barbara Price and Jean Ross both of Piqua. She also is survived by 11 grandchilnumerous dren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her first husband, Carl Ross, second
husband, Lester, Knisley, a son, Paul Ross, 10 brothers and sisters, Hanna E. Orr, Ruth M. Baker, Dorothy Coffield, James C. Baker, Robert Baker, Charles Baker, Madonna Seipple, Betty Baker, Boyd Baker, and Harriet Slack. Helen retired in 1987, from EvenFlo in Piqua and was a member of the Moose Lodge, Piqua. Funeral services will be held 12 p.m. Friday, in the Suber-Shively Funeral Home, 201 W. Main St., Fletcher, with the Rev. Bonita Wood of the Tipp City United Methodist Church presiding. Burial will follow in Fletcher Cemetery. A time of visitation for family and friends will be held from 10 a.m. until the time of the services at 12 p.m. Friday in the funeral home. Condolences to the family may be sent to w w w. s h i v e l y f u n e r a lhomes.com.
Peggy Rozine Reed SIDNEY — Peggy Rozine Reed, 88, of 132 Stewart Ave., Sidney, formerly of 520 Clark Ave. Piqua, passed away Monday, March 19, 2012, at 3:45 p.m. at Wilson Memorial Hospital. She was born Jan. 29, 1924, in Ft. Wayne, Ind. the daughter of the late Carl and Mabel (Kesler) Easterling. On July 6, 1946 she married Donald Lee Reed, who preceded her in death April 12, 1987. She is survived by three children, Ervin “Skip” Reed and wife Wanda of Vine Grove, Ky., Douglas Lee Reed and fiance’ Penny Wilson of Piqua and Georgiana Johnson and husband Thomas of Sidney; seven grandchildren, Robert Reed and wife Randi, Shannon Sifuentes and husband Richard, Douglas Reed, Kellie Nix, Jennifer Johnson, Stephanie Siegel and husband David, and Scott Johnson; 18 great-grandchildren; and one sister, Martha. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Carl and Wayne Easterling. Mrs. Reed retired from Piqua Memorial Hospital as a secretary in the radi-
ology department after 27 years. She was a member of the Greene Street United Methodist Church in Piqua, and just recently joined the First Baptist Church in Sidney. Peggy had a very strong religious faith. She loved Christmas time and enjoyed shopping for antiques and decorations. She also enjoyed reading and working on puzzles. She was a huge Green Bay Packers fan. She was a very caring person and loved to help people in need. She loved her dogs, but most of all she loved her family and spending time with her grandkids. In keeping with Mrs. Reed’s wishes, her body will be cremated. A graveside service will be held at Miami Memorial Park in Covington at a later date, at the convenience of the family with Pastor George Gnade officiating. There will be no public visitation or funeral services prior to graveside services. Arrangements are in the care of Cromes Funeral Home & Crematory, 302 S. Main Ave., Sidney. Condolences may be expressed to the Reed family at www.cromesfh.com.
Death notices TROY — Jeffrey L. Fisher, 55, of 1119 S. Mulberry St., Troy, passed away 6:25 a.m. Sunday, March 18, 2012, at Indiana University Medical Center, Indianapolis Ind. Arrangements are entrusted to Fisher-Cheney Funeral Home, Troy. CARL JUNCTION, Mo. — James Andrew Patton, 94, of Carl Junction, Mo., died at 6:10 p.m. Sunday, March 11, 2012. Funeral services were held Saturday at Carl Junction Christian Church. NEW CARLISLE — Roxie (Shaffer) Bishop, 86, of New Carlisle and formerly of Christiansburg area, passed away at 8:07 a.m. Monday, March 19, 2012, in the Dayview Care Center, New Carlisle. Services are pending with Atkins-Shively Funeral Home, St. Paris.
Piqua clean-up day set PIQUA — The city of Piqua and Piqua Neighborhood Improvement Inc. are soliciting assistance from residents, businesses and civic groups to help clean up public areas on Saturday, May 5. “This will be our second annual clean-up day,” said William Lutz, development program manager. “Last year, our neighborhood associations and Mainstreet Piqua spent a whole morning getting our public areas ready for the new year and we are looking to expand our efforts this year.” Community residents, businesses and groups are encouraged to go on line to the city website at www.piquaoh.org and reg-
ister themselves, or their organizations, or businesses, to participate in the event and to pick an area that they would like to improve. “Of course we would like to focus on our community parks and recreational areas, but residents can choose any place they wish through our registration system,” Lutz said. The city of Piqua and the Piqua Neighborhood Improvement Inc. will coordinate the volunteers and locations. Businesses that are willing to participate or donate goods and services, are encouraged to contact Lutz directly at 778-2062 or via email at email@example.com.
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City Continued from page 1 Kirchner. Phillips and Lange congratulated the water department staff for their source water protection plan and also made two announcements. First by Phillips is a river summit to be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 10 at the Fort Piqua Plaza. This first ever area event will include the screening of, “Call of the Scenic River” and potentially its film-maker Tom Mayor. While Lange announced the POWW’s (Protecting Our WaterWays) 9th annual city river clean-up on July 21. Those wanting to volunteer for the POWW cleanup may call Lange at 214-2906. Commission then pro-
ceeded with discussions on temporary sign postings for those businesses affected by the Ash Street construction project. For those businesses that have not already done so, sign-up is available on the city’s website for free sign postings at www.piquaoh.org. An application for the community housing improvement program or CHIP was presented by development program manager Bill Lutz. Lutz spoke of the many positives the program has had on the city as the April 2 application deadline draws near. For those in attendance, Lutz explained how the program assists those in need with home repairs and provides emergency housing assis-
tance, such as mortgage and utility payments. A total funding request of approximately $500,000 has been made. Commission also passed the following resolutions: • Renewal applications for agricultural designation on three properties within the city limits due to an amendment and automatic approval • Appointment of Doug Smith and David Zimmerman to the Diversity Committee • Appointment of Joe Drapp to the Energy Board • Authorization to enter into a mutual aid agreement with Ohio Water/Wastewater Agency Response Network • Agreement with Best Equipment Co., Inc., for
the purchase of a 2012 sewer mainline CCTV inspection unit Commission meetings are held every first and third Tuesday of the month at 7:30 p.m. at the commission chamber on the second floor of the Government Municipal Complex. For those seeking a more informal opportunity to speak with their city leaders, a commission work session is being offered once a month in the commission chambers starting at 7:30 p.m. The next work session is scheduled for Thursday, April 12. The public is invited and encouraged to attend. Meeting agendas are available both online at www.piquaoh.org and at the government complex.
scenarios where a compass or GPS unit would be invaluable, such as getting lost in the woods or other survival techniques involving making it out of the wilderness. “It’s an orienteering process and they have to find their way around out here at Stillwater,” Hanbuch-Pinkerton said. The course also teaches students why they might need to learn how to use a compass or other navigational tools like a GPS unit, in addition to information about latitude and longitude, which all conforms with classroom stud-
ies the students are undergoing and state academic content standards. “If you have a compass, it’s easy to get un-lost,” Hanbuch-Pinkerton added. John De Boer, a parks district naturalist, assists with the program and he said the students have enjoyed their time, especially with the lovely weather over the past two days. “Many of them have never used a compass or a GPS unit before,” De Boer said. “They really found where they are in the universe,” De Boer said. He said students were
able to nail down their exact coordinates on Earth down to the 14-foot area where they were standing. De Boer and other park district employees and volunteers broke off into groups with the children and they all agreed that the students not only had fun doing it, but walked away with vital knowledge they may use in a real-life scenario some day. Programs like Pathfinders are free to the participating schools and oftentimes the park district, through grants, pays for the busing of the students to the parks.
Tobias said the village’s emergency plan has not been updated for many years. Among the topics covered by the current plan are communication, setting up command center at village hall, fire station, rescue squad station or mobile command center, determining life hazards, evacuation and securing the disaster area. The Covington Middle School, Covington Elementary School and General Films plant are designated as evacuation centers, while the village hall would be a press center. In a related matter,
council approved a resolution for the village to continue participation in the Miami County Emergency Management program. Council continued the process of laying the groundwork for the hiring the village’s first administrator. McCord asked council members to review a job description they received, with final action on the issue expected at the April 2 meeting. Council also went into executive session to discuss compensation for the new position. With the absence of Councilman Marc Basye, who was formally being promoted to sergeant of
the Tipp City Police Department Monday night, council tabled action on a revised salary ordinance. The ordinance will now be considered at the April 2 meeting. With the passage of a tree ordinance last year and the coming of the spring planting season, McCord reminded village residents that a permit is required to plant trees in area between the curb and sidewalk in the village. He said the permit and a list of permitted tree species can be obtained at the village office or from the Covington Planning and Zoning Committee.
there was no runway damage and they resumed operations. Samantha Rodriguez, a 37-year old environmental consultant, was evacuated from the 11th floor on the Angel Tower office building. “I thought it was going to pass rapidly but the walls
began to thunder and we decided to get out,” she said. Mexico City, built on a lakebed, was badly damaged in 1985 when an 8.0 earthquake killed at least 10,000 people. In past years, Guerrero has suffered several severe earthquakes, including a 7.9 in
1957 which killed an estimated 68 people, and a 7.4 in 1995 which left three dead. Tuesday’s quake was the strongest shaking felt in the capital since a magnitude-6.5 earthquake struck also in Guerrero in December.
Students Continued from page 1 out real life scenarios where using either a GPS unit or a compass might be used, and Monday the program also was offered. “They learn all about orienteering and how to use a compass or a GPS unit to find out the way,” Hanbuch-Pinkerton said. “The neat thing about a compass is you don’t need batteries.” Students used the navigational tools to make their way around the park grounds and to various stations that were set up that gave the students real-life
Covington Continued from page 1 meet to review and update the plan. Mayor Ed McCord said he would contact Police Chief Lee Harmon and rescue squad representatives to determine possible dates for the plan review. McCord asked Scott Tobias, who represents the village on a county disaster debris control committee, to serve on the review committee and invited any other council member who would like to participate in the process to do so. “We have to be ready,” McCord said of a possible disaster.
Earthquake Continued from page 1 60 having collapsed. Hours after the shaking at noon local time (18:06 GMT), there were still no reports of death or serious injury, even after a less powerful, magnitude-5.1 aftershock was felt in the capital and several other aftershocks near the epicenter in a mountainous rural region. “It was very strong, very substantial,” said Campos Benitez, hospital director in Ometepec, about 15 miles (25 kilometers) from the epicenter. Guerrero Gov. Angel Aguirre, who is from Ometepec, was headed there to survey the damage and ordered emergency crews and civil protection to the area to help with the damage. The state did not say how many were displaced. In Mexico City, frightened workers and residents poured into the streets of the capital. Telephone service was down in the city and throughout the area where the quake was felt and some neighborhoods were without power, according to Mexico City Mayor Marcelo Ebrard, who set up a hotline for people to report damage. A pedestrian bridge collapsed on an empty transit bus. About 40 passengers were stranded for a short time on the Mexico City airport air train, but later released. The airport closed for a time but officials said
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Area runners do well at meet CINCINNATI — Two former area runners now competing for the University of Dayton fared well last weekend in the Early Bird Track and Field Relays hosted by the University of Cincinnati. The Flyer men won two of three events they entered. The Flyers won the 3,000 meter steeple chase behind the performances of Jeremy Schiele of Solon, who won the event in 9:23 and sophomore Tyler Roeth of Houston, who took fourth place with a personal best time of 9:42. The Flyers also won the 5,000 meter run. UD took fifth place in the 1,500 meter run, with junior Derek Bornhorst of Russia tying his personal best of 4:16. The Flyers return to action Friday and Saturday at the Oliver Nikoloff Invitational hosted by the University of Cincinnati.
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Lehman plans ‘Meet Teams’ SIDNEY — Lehman will hold its pring “Meet the Teams” night tonight beginning at 7:30 at the high school. The cheerleaders will be selling sub dinners beginning at 6:30. The meal includes a sub sandwich, chips and a drink. The public is invited.
Indians open on Saturday Jared Askins returns for his third season as Piqua baseball coach. The Indians finished 12-9 overall last year and 7-3 in the GWOC North. Graduating off that team were Trenton Hemm, Tyler Davis, Aaron Christy, Jake Causey and Brad Jess. Returning letterwinners include Taylor Huebner, Andy Draving, Adam DeBrosse, Jared Nill, Brandon Wright, Taylor Wellbaum and Lauke Schneider. “We are looking to improve on last year’s second place finish in the GWOC North,” Askins said. “We have some big shoes to fill with the loss of five starters off of last year’s team. With the said, the kids have set some lofty goals and are looking to improve on last year’s 129 record. FOR PHOTO REPRINTS, GO TO WWW.DAILYCALL.COM
Lehman Last year was an enjoyable season with an agonizing ending for the Lehman Cavaliers, who couldn’t get the ball over the plate in the late innings in losing in the regional championship to eventual state champion
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Camerson Gordon hits in the batting cage at Hardman Field on Tuesday afternoon as the Indians get ready for Saturday’s season opener. Minster. Although King says a baseman DJ Hemm and The Cavaliers finished lot of players will be get- outfielder Ben Weber. 19-7 under veteran coach ting their first taste of varSmith is a fireballer, Dave King, who now has sity action, there are some with 124 strikeouts in 455 career victories in 31 key players returning 711/3 innings last regular years as a head coach. He from last season, led by season. He finished 9-2 begins his fifth season at pitcher Alex Smith, and a with a 2.73 earned run avLehman. pair of All-Ohioans in first erage, establishing him-
Lady Indians eye 20 wins Softball teams anxious to start
Rick Claprood returns for his ninth season as Piqua softball coach. The Lady Indians finished 17-9 overall and 6-4 in the GWOC North. Craduating off that The Piqua Youth Soccer team were first baseCourtney Association will be holding man/pitcher player registrations Satur- Teague (Cedarville) and third baseman Megan day at the Miami Valley Edgell (Salem University). Centre. Returning letterwinSignups will be from 10 ners included juniors a.m.-4 p.m. Haley Dotson, Kaity McCawley, Alex Cox and Kaci ■ Baseball Cotrell; and sophomore Michaela Cotrell. “Our season goal is to play one game at a time and focus only on that game and learn and grow GOODYEAR, Ariz. from each encounter,” (AP) Kevin Millwood Claprood said. “Additionpitched five strong inally, we want to improve nings on Tuesday, leadfrom our 17 wins last seaing the Seattle Mariners son and break the 20to an 8-1 win over the game win column. Cincinnati Reds. “Our hope is for our Millwood pitched for team to grow and improve the Red Sox, Yankees as the season progresses and Rockies last season. and not have a threegame losing streak to end
self as one of the top pitchers in the area his junior year. Hemm, meanwhile, in addition to playing solid defensively at first, hit .481 for the Cavs and finished up among the leaders in most offensive categories last season. And Weber hit .432 a year ago, in addition to finishing 2-2 on the mound with a 4.74 ERA. “A lot of players will be getting their first taste of varsity action,” said King. “Overall, we will be fairly young but hopefully comImprovement petitive. heading toward tournament time will be our goal. There are a lot of good teams out there, and the teams in this area to watch are Minster, Anna, Russia and Loramie.” The Cavs have seven players returning from last year’s district champions in Hemm, Weber and Smith along with senior Joe Vondenheuvel, juniors Andrew Gilardi and John Copella and sophomore Drew Westerheide. King lists the top newcomers as AJ Hemmelgarn, Cole Proffitt and Greg Spearman, all freshmen. In addition to Smith and Weber, the pitching staff will also include ProfHemmelgarn, fitt, See Baseball/Page 15
Goodwin resigns as Lehman girls coach BY KEN BARHORST Ohio Community Media
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The Piqua Lady Indians girls softball team warms up for a scrimmage game against Covington on Tueaday at Piqua High School. the season. We will start Claprood expects the Sidney will all be good. two freshman, who must GWOC North to be com- Piqua is young, but we mature as athletes petitive. should finish in the top quickly, one sophomore, “It is a tough call,” he two or three.” five juniors and a senior said. “Greenville (Vanmove-in.” dalia) Butler, Troy and See Softball/Page 15
SIDNEY — After just one season, Gene Goodwin has resigned as the head coach of the Lehman Lady Cavalier basketb a l l team, citing frustration over a lack of players. H i s GOODWIN team finished this season 1011. Goodwin stated in his letter of resignation, “with the dwindling number of girls interested in playing basketball compared to other sports, I find that the See Lehman/Page 15
team did Q: What Thad Matta coach that played the University of Cincinnnati regularly?
Cincinnati-Ohio State basketball game rarity Bearcats-Buckeyes square off in regional semifinal contest
QUOTED “We’re going to play ’em Thursday night. What else do you want? —OSU coach Thad Matta on the lack of OSU-UC games.
COLUMBUS (AP) It appears that if the NCAA isn’t the matchmaker, Cincinnati and Ohio State will never get together in basketball. When the two old adversaries who’ve met just one time since the 1962 national championship game meet in Thursday night’s East Regional semifinal in Boston, it’ll have to be enough to mollify fans longing for a regular-season meeting. Buckeyes coach Thad
Matta concedes there are too many old grudges and roadblocks to the teams ever agreeing to get together annually. “We’re going to play ‘em Thursday night,” Matta cracked. “What else do you want?” Over the years, fans of both schools just a couple hours apart on Interstate 71 have hoped and prayed for the teams to battle each year like other instate rivals such as Louisville-Kentucky and
Iowa-Iowa State. But there’s a wealth of bad blood separating them. There have been allegations on each side of recruiting violations. Also, when Bob Huggins was UC’s coach, he felt slighted when Ohio State where he was an assistant wouldn’t even talk to him when it had a job opening in the 1990s. Then-Ohio State AD Andy Geiger vowed that he would not even consider renewing the rivalry. On top of all that, Ohio State stubbornly refuses to leave its See Ohio State/Page 15
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NCAA TOURNAMENT GLANCE EAST REGIONAL SEMIFINALS THURSDAY At Boston Syracuse (33-2) vs. Wisconsin (26-9), 7:15 p.m. Ohio State (29-7) vs. Cincinnati (25-10), 9:45 p.m. SOUTH REGIONAL SEMIFINALS FRIDAY At Atlanta Baylor (29-7) vs. Xavier (23-12), 7:15 p.m. Kentucky (34-2) vs. Indiana (27-8), 9:45 p.m. MIDWEST REGIONAL SEMIFINALS FRIDAY At St. Louis North Carolina (31-5) vs. Ohio(29-7), 7:47 N.C. State (24-12) vs. Kansas (29-6), 10:17 WEST REGIONAL SEMIFINALS THURSDAY At Phoenix Louisville (28-9) vs. Michigan State (29-7), 7:47 p.m. Marquette (27-7) vs. Florida (25-10), 10:17 p.m.
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Lehman Continued from page 14 time constraints to continue to try and elevate this sport back to its status of former years are more than I have time for.” Goodwin said he was looking at having only 10 to 12 girls playing basketball next season, with no seniors and only two or three juniors. The rest will be freshmen and sophomores, which makes fielding both a reserve and varsity almost an impossibility again. “I told them if this situation comes to pass, they must consider playing a
reserve or varsity schedule only,” Goodwin said. The problem isn’t exclusive to Lehman. Basketball appears to be taking a back seat to volleyball and soccer among high school female athletes. “I’ve talked to other coaches, and numbers are down all over,” Goodwin said. “Greenville had a difficult time getting enough girls for a reserve team, and I live up here in St. Marys, and they’re really struggling with numbers. “Unless you’re super successful in girls basketball, it’s hard to keep the interest,” Goodwin added. “Volleyball is big, but soc-
cer has really stepped in and taken a lot of those kids. And if you get one class that doesn’t participate (Lehman had no juniors this season), it really puts a strain on your program. “I talked to Dick Roll (Lehman athletic director) and told him maybe some young coach like a Jessica Slagle (Lehman grad) could really come in and relate to these girls, instead of an old, old guy. “With the non-interest of the general student population for the sport of girls basketball, I think that’s the direction they’re going to have to take.”
Ohio State Continued from page 14 campus to play another school from within the state’s borders, while Cincinnati insists on the Buckeyes coming to their home court. The schools’ football teams have met four
times in the last dozen years, with all of the games but one the Bearcats almost ruined Ohio State’s national championship season in 2002 before falling 23-19 at neutral site Paul Brown Stadium in Cincinnati played at the Buck-
eyes’ Ohio Stadium. But the basketball teams remain separated by a scheduling civil war. Their only meeting in the last 50 years was the Buckeyes’ lopsided 72-50 victory in the 2006 Wooden Tradition in Indianapolis.
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
Now Bronco, Manning says hello to new team Tebowmania is history DENVER (AP) — John Elway flashed that mile-wide grin and turned the microphone over to his new quarterback, Peyton Manning. Talk about a powerful pair. Introducing Manning as the newest Denver Bronco on Tuesday, the two Super Bowl winners each talked about hoisting another Lombardi Trophy, this time together. And soon. “I realize I don’t have 14 years left, by any means,” Manning said. “This isn’t something where I’m just building a foundation to do something in two years or three years. This is a ‘now’ situation. We’re going to do whatever we can to win right now. That’s all I’m thinking about right now.” Just so long as Manning’s surgically repaired neck goes along with the plan. Neither he nor Elway has a doubt it will, and the Hall of Famer-turnedexecutive knew the NFL’s only four-time MVP was just what his club needed. The franchise has won just two playoff games since Elway’s career came to an end with a second straight Super Bowl triumph in 1999. Denver’s last playoff victory came over
Newly-signed Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning holds up a jersey for reporters during an NFL football news conference at the team’s headquarters in Englewood, Colo., on Tuesday. Pittsburgh two months ago, when Tim Tebow delivered a stadium-rocking, 80yard pass to Demaryius Thomas on the first play of overtime. But things change, and in the NFL, they can change fast. Tebowmania is now a passing fad in Denver.
Baseball Continued from page 14 Copella, Westerheide and Hemm. Copella will be behind the plate, backed up by Proffitt, and at short will be a couple of freshmen in Hemmelgarn and Spearman. A first, Proffitt will back up Hemm, and at second, the candidates are Proffitt, Spearman, Westerheide and senior Kane Pickrell. Vondenheuvel and Spearman will see action at third, and the outfielders will be Weber, Gilardi and Westerheide.
Bradford Shane Snyder returns for his second season as coach. The Railroaders were 216 overall last season and 1-12 in the CCC Returning letterwinners included senior Riley Hart, juniors Bryce Arnett and Aaron Yohey and sophomores Tyler Atchley, Mike Barga, TJ Pullins, Daniel Cassel and Brandon Wysong. “We are still a young team, with little experience,” Snyder said. “A good group of new players on JV and varsity with tremendous talent and athleticism. We expect to compete
in the league games and lead the way for us,” Brown have a successful season.” said. “We will be very inexperienced on the mound. We return only two pitchGraham ers with more than seven Josh Bowsher takes over innings of varsity experias Falcons coach. ence, so we will need playGraham finished 10-17 ers to step up and replace last year. the pitching we lost to Returning letterwinners graduation. I’m looking for include seniors Luke Black, younger players to conAlex Mosbarger, Levi Hol- tinue to improve offencomb and Tyler Ohmneiss; sively and defensively.” juniors Mitchell Bronne Brown expects the SCL and Floyd Lowry; and title to be a battle. sophomore Cole Butz. “I think the league race “Our goal is to compete is wide open this year with every time we step on the several teams able to win field,” Bowsher said. “As it,” he said. “Anna, Fort Lolong as we play within our- ramie and Russia are all selves and play the game the front runners for the the right way, we will be al- league title.” right.”
Glenn Brown returns as Wildcat coach. The Wildcats were 2-16 overall and 1-11 in the SCL last spring. Graduating off that team were Kent Replogle, Travis Anderson, Jacob Monnier, Eric Shoemaker and Kevin Holthaus. Returning letterwinners include seniors Brandon Clack, Adam Mullen and Gary Phipps and sophomores Chase Foster and Jamie Riffell. “We return five lettermen, so we will need to rely on the returning players to
Former Miami East and Piqua coach Rick Gold takes over a Russia program that has advanced to the regionals the last two years. Gold, who was most recently pitching coach for Wittenberg is excited about the team and looks to continue the Raiders success. Graduating off last year’s team were pitcher/shortstop Jacob Hoying (Mt. St. Joseph), pitcher/second baseman Mitchell Bensman (Galludet University), pitcher/third baseman
Schmitz and Katie Rossman will play at second and Thobe will hold down third base. Also outfield candidates are Sarah Gravunder, Ally Schmidt, Katie Adams and Alyson Vanderhorst. Spearman and Thobe are newcomers that Booth is looking for big contributions from, and Schmitz and Jones are both freshmen.
Freshman Jade Piatt and Hannah Trent will share the pitching duties this spring, while Taylor Willoughby returns as catcher. Nicolette Holthaus (.301) returns at shortstop, with Kortney Phipps will be at first base. Alyssa Stang will be a third base, while Ashley Wilson (.369) and Sonya Peltier will see action in the outfield. Also seeing a lot of playing time will be juniors Aspin Crowder, Madison Schaffner; sophomore Rachel Schlater and freshman Brianna Wells and Taylor Block. “We are going to be young, with only one senior, but we have girls who have experience and the younger girls will make a positive impact for us,” New said. “I think we will be much improved and I am anxious to get started.”
Mitch Knight, pitcher/outfielder Joel Meyer, first baseman Joel Meyer and DH Levi Francis. Returning letterwinners include seniors Colyn M c E l d o w n e y (shortstop/catcher), Bryce Rittenhouse (outfield), Eric Magoto (catcher) and outfielder (Trevor Sherman). “Russia has a great love for baseball and has always done well,” Gold said. “I’ve been very impressed with the enthusiasm and the skill of the players. But, many of the several starters, especially the top pitchers, were lost to graduation. “So, there will be a lot of new faces on the diamond when we open league play with Houston. Practice has been going very well. Our young players are outstanding and exciting to watch. The basketball players are just now beginning practice, so I’m anxious to see what they can do. “Most of the basketball players will also make up our pitching staff, so we are going to have to be cautious with their arms. We don’t want to rush anyone too fast. It’s still too early to discuss who’s playing where and our starting rotation. The next 10 days should be very interesting.”
Versailles Mitch Hoying returns as Versailles baseball coach. Hoying has a career record of 147-94-2, including 19-7-1 last year in his first season at Versailles. The Tigers finished 7-2 in the MAC. Returning letterwinners included Zach Niekamp, Lee Kindell, Ethan Bruns, William Borchers, Kyle Niekamp, Dominic Richard and Damien Richard. The pitching staff will include Zach Niekamp (5-2, 4.50 ERA), Dominic Richard (2-1, 3.1 ERA) and Ethan Bruns (1-1, 1.2 ERA). Challenging for innings will be seniors Lee Kindell and William Borchers, junior Lee Ruhenkamp and sophomores Michael Davidson and Jacob Wenning. The catchers will include sophomoe Damian Richard (.363, six doubles) and junior Mike Rutschilling, who has good speed and is a solid thrower. “Whichever one isn’t catching is likely to be in the lineup somewhere,” Hoying said. Senior Zach Niekamp (.402, 3 homers, 10 doubles) returns at shortstop and will be pushed by sophomore Jacob Wenning. Junior Dominic Richard (.402, 2 homers, 14 doubles) re-
turns at first base, with Lee Ruhenkamp as backup. Junior Kyle Niekamp returns at second base, along with Will Borchers, Jake Wenning and Lee Kindell. Senior Ethan Bruns (.383, 12 doubles) returns at third base and will be challenged by sophomore Mike Davidson and Lee Kindell. The outfield will include Kindell, Borchers, senior Aaron McNeilan and sophomore Mitch Gigandet. “We look to improve our second place finish in MAC play,” he said. “Zach Niekamp, Ethan Bruns, Dominic Richard will start the season fighting to pitch in league play. Lee Ruhenkamp will push them and could scoop up the lion’s share of non-league games. “We are looking for players to step up and establish themselves in the outfield. There are plenty of good candidates, just a matter of who performs the best. Finding a utility man is also an area of interest. Most of our front line pitchers also play the infield, so we need someone versatile to fill in all over the infield. “Again we have multiple players that are capable of filling this role. Overall, we really feel poised to challenge for the league title and make a deep run in the tourney.”
Softball Continued from page 14
Lehman Bill Booth has been Lehman’s head softball coach for an amazing 24 years now, and he’s excited about his latest team, which is coming off a 10-11 campaign of a year ago and has six letter-winners returning. “I’m really excited about this team and this group of girls,” he said. “We were hit hard by graduation but I have a good group of girls that should fill those shoes. This team will be very athletic and I think we will have a very good season.” The returnees include three-year letter-winner Meghan Bennett, who was outstanding last year in hitting .484; two-year letter-winner Ellie Waldsmith, who will play in the outfield, and Lindsey Bundy, Julia Harrelson, Emily Smith and Andrea Thobe. Bundy will do the most pitching, having finished with a 3.33 earned run average last season along with hitting .380. Smith hit a healthy .407 last season and will catch, being backed up by Hayley Baker and Harrelson, who hit .338. She will also play in the outfield. At short will be Lindsey Spearman, and at first will be Brooke Jones. Ava
included senior shortstop Kristy Brown and senior catcher Jeni Accurso. Senior third baseman Brittany Garrison was AllOhio as a sophomore, before missing last season with an injury. Juniors Christine Bowling, Paige Mullen and Lindsey Brookhart return in the outfield, while other juniors who are back include pitcher Paige Kiesewetter, infielders Gabby Ryman and Madison Linn and catcher/outfielder Sarah O’Neal. “We have a lot of experience back this year,” Kadel said. “Offensively, we look solid, but some question marks remain yet on defense to solve. If we can manage to play solid defense, we should be able to compete with anybody. “We have a tough schedule this year that includes six games against very good D-I teams as well as a conference schedule that includes some of the best D-IV softball teams in the state.” Kadel expects the CCC to be as strong as ever. “We hope to compete for the league championship with front runners Newton, Covington and Twin Valley South.”
Eric McReynolds returns as Bradford coach. The Lady Railroaders were 14-6 overall last year and 7-5 in the CCC. Graduating off that team was Samantha Bashore. Returning letterwinners include seniors Courtney Miller, Katelyn Miller, Alisha Patty, Saah Leone, Alexandra Bashore; juniors Lindsey Rose and Megan Hunt; and sophoMiami East more Haley Patty. “Our goal is to win the Brian Kadel returns for CCC and do well in the his fourth season at Miami tournament,” McReynolds East. said. He has a record of 61-19 and the Lady Vikings were Houston 18-6 overall last year and 9-3 in the CCC. Brent New returns as Graduating off that coach. team were second baseThe Lady Wildcats fin- man Amanda Woolley, first ished 9-14 overall last year baseman/pitcher Kaylee Russia and 5-7 in the SCL. Schaefer and outfielder Roger Hammonds reGraduating off that Lauren Thompson. turns for his 10th season team was Erikka Gambill. Returning letterwinners as coach.
The Raiders are 15-11 overall and 10-2 in the SCL. Graduating off that team were Mallory Neargarder, Jessy Zumberger, Makenzie Monnin, Jessica Millhouse and Amanda Kremer. Returning letterwinners include senior Katelyns Herron (2011 SCL Player of the Year), and Tori Borchers; juniors Olivia Monnin, Alexa Counts and Heidi Petty; and sophomore Taylor Borchers. “Our goal, as always, will be to win the league and make a strong tournament run,” Hammonds said. “We lost shortstop and leadoff batter Taylor Borchers to an ACL injury.” Hammonds expects the SCL to be strong. “This year, I believe it will be even stronger, with Fort Loramie the team to beat. Brad Turner has done an oustanding job as coach. We should finish no less than second. With this being Katelynn’s senior year, she will be looking for a strong finish to an outstanding career.”
Versailles Former Lady Tiger standout Mechelle (Pothast) Heitkamp takes over as coach. Heitkamp still holds school records for lowest ERA (.97), strikeouts (116)
and home runs in one season. The Lady Tigers were 13-13 overall last year, sharing second place in the MAC. Returning letterwinners include seniors Danielle Langston, Kori York, Joanna Cruz, Kristen Morris and Abbie Monnin; juniors Madison Monnin, Allie Grilliot and Hannah Knopp; and sophomores Kayla McEldowney and Rachel Kremer. Langston, McEldowney and Kremer all have experience on the mound, while junior Bethany Huelskamp will also challenge for innings. York will return at catcher to give the Lady Tigers a solid battery. “I expect my team to put forth their best effort each day,” Heitkamp said. “I believe that if they do their personal best, we can achieve a great deal this season. My expectations for the girls would be to improve each game. We have been working to become more fundamentally sound.” Heitkamp expects her team to do well in the MAC. “I predict that we will be fighting for the MAC title,” Heitkamp said. “I know we will have some tough games in the MAC, but we are working hard to be prepared for those games.”
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
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