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Friends of Parks plan to make big splash BY BETHANY J. ROYER Staff Writer PIQUA — Adding a bit of sparkle can help any community prosper, grow, and bring in business, and one newly established group in the city is setting course for just such an addition but need a little help. “This is part of a much bigger picture,” said Don Smith, committee member of the recently established Friends of the Piqua Parks as he laid out an ambitious, sparkle-laden plan last week to raise funds for a splash pad at Pitsenbarger Park before the Memorial Day holiday weekend. “You’ve got to realize, the parks make the city sparkle,” continued Smith. “There are spots throughout the community which really highlight neighborhoods, and the goal of the organization that we have here is to make them all sparkle

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According to the recently established Friends of the Piqua Parks, the possibilities for the new city pool splash pad are endless. The provided graphics are examples to help visualize what the group is aiming for and seeking funds so as to add to the public pool at Pitsenbarger Park before the Memorial Day holiday weekend. in different ways.” The group’s efforts surround the city pool, one such area in need of a little sparkle, given it was built in 1986 and has had no updates since the installation of the slide in 1995. “It’s about time we do something,” said Ruth Koon, chairperson of the group, who feels

Pitsenbarger Park has been a little bit forgotten for as big and productive as it is, and first on the must-do sparkle list is the installation of the splash pad, as attendance at the pool has been declining for a number of years. “Significantly,” emphasized Koon flanked by committee members Chuck Peltier, Edna



Stiefel, and Assistant Director Public Works Brian Brookhart (Members Glenn Devers and Ann Debrosse Comer were unable to attend) to speak on their current efforts to raise $275,000 for the project that will include two new picnic shelters and a shade area near the pool, along with new landscaping at the en-

trance on McKinley Avenue with a lighted flagpole and a statue in honor of local war hero William Pitsenbarger. The group hopes to have funds raised for at least the splash pad by the end of April into the first week of May to


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Easter Egg hunt scheduled PIQUA — The Gathering Place of Piqua, in conjunction with the Southview Neighborhood Association, will sponsor a community-wide Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday at Mote Park Community Building, rain or shine. Registration will begin at 10:15 a.m. with the hunt beginning at 11 a.m. Participants will be treated to juice and cookies after registering. There will be divisions according to age for toddlers to age 3, ages 4-6, ages 7-9 and ages 1012. The toddlers need to have an adult to help them during the hunt. Each child participating in the hunt should have an adult company them to Mote Park. The Gathering Place has 3,000 eggs to hide. Eggs will be “hidden” and filled with candy and small prizes. Each child should bring an Easter basket or small container for their treasures. There will be a camera-ready, decorated area for the children to have their pictures taken by their accompanying adult.

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PIQUA — With the razing of Washington Intermediate School just months away, a committee has been formed to celebrate the building’s history, share memories and recognize the contributions of staff and students. The Washington School Commemoration Committee will host an open house on Sunday, May 5 from 2-4 p.m. at the school at 800 N. Sunset Drive. Currently in the planning stages, the event will be open to the public. The intermediate MIKE ULLERY/STAFF PHOTO school is slated to be torn FOR PHOTO REPRINTS, GO TO WWW.DAILYCALL.COM Brayden Gillingham, foreground, and Ayden Noe, put the finishing touches on their Power Point presenta- down this summer and a pre-kindergarten tion at Favorite Hill School on Friday.The boys were one team in Jackie Thase-Burch's first grade class who new through third grade built a presentation after reading ‘The Mitten’ by Jan Brett, then researching one of the animals featured in the book. Students used a Power Point template but had to learn to open files, insert photos, copy, paste and type full sentences during the three-month project. See School/Page 8

Students get head start on career ideas Fourth and fifth graders meet with local business leaders BY BETHANY J. ROYER Staff Writer PIQUA — It’s never too early to get a head start on a future career, thus was the plan behind the first ever Career Day at Bennett Intermediate School on Friday afternoon as fourth and fifth grade students had the opportunity to visit with, and listen to, a variety of local business leaders. Those leaders included Jo Schmiesing for McDonald’s Restaurants, Piqua Police Officer Jerry Fogt, Joe Hinds of the Piqua YMCA, representatives from Hartzell Propeller Inc. Mya Manns and Dave Ransdell, along with local attorney Frank Patrizio, John Stroble and Crystal Long for Cs and Ss LLC., and



Jo Schmiesing of McDonald’s talks to students at Bennett Intermediate School about caSee Careers/Page 2 reers with one of the world’s largest fast food chains during Career Day on Friday.

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Darlene E. Petty PIQUA — Darlene E. Petty, 62, of Piqua, died at 11:45 a.m. Saturday, March 23, 2013, at the James Cancer Hospital, Columb u s . S h e w a s b o r n June 9, 1950, i n Lima to the late Eugene a n d PETTY Dorothy (Stover) Hefner. She married Darin “Scott” Petty September 23, 1988, in Troy; and he survives. Other survivors include a sister, Anna (Pat) Gibson of Wapakoneta; three brothers, Dana (Cheryl) Hefner of Whitehall, Tony (Vicki) Hefner of Wapakoneta, Loren (Kris) Hefner of Perrysburg; father and mother-in-law, Mitch and Janice Petty of Piqua; and several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and four godchildren.

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She was preceded in death by a brother, Jerry Hefner. Mrs. Petty was a 1968 graduate of Wapakoneta High School and attended the Carousel Beauty College. She was a licensed beautician and wonderful homemaker. She supported Locks of Love with her contributions of hair to benefit others and enjoyed playing bingo. A service to honor her life will begin at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Jamieson & Yannucci Funeral Home with the Rev. Jack Chalk officiating. Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 2808 Reading Road, Cincinnati, OH 45206. Guestbook condolences and expressions of sympathy, to be provided to the family, may be expressed through

PIQUA — Helen L. Houser, 91 of Piqua, departed this life at 9:07 a.m. Friday March 22, 2013, at Upper Valley Medical Cent e r , T r o y. S h e w a s b o r n June 5, 1921, in Sidney, Ohio to the late R o y a n d HOUSER Twylah (Hienke) Davis. She married Clyde E. Houser June 30, 1947, in Piqua, and he preceded her in death in 1987. Surviving are two daughters: Sara Foust and Janet Houser, both of Piqua; three sons and two daughters-in-Law: Tyrone and Donna Houser of Myrtle Beach, S.C.; Robert and Lori Houser of Piqua; and Barry Houser of Sidney. Helen is also survived by nine grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and

one great-great grandson. She was preceded in death by one son: Donald Houser, and three brothers. Mrs. Houser attended Piqua City Schools. She was a former member of the Piqua Loyal Order of Moose. Helen liked to go out and eat and fellowship at restaurants with her family and friends. She loved the Cincinnati Reds, watching them on television and not missing very many games over the years. She liked playing cards, especially rummy with her family. Helen loved to fish with a cane pole for many years behind the Piqua Power Plant. She was employed at Medalist Allen-A in Piqua as a seamstress for many years, retiring in 1982. Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 1 p.m. at Melcher-Sowers Funeral Home, Piqua. Friends may call Monday 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will follow in Forest Hill Cemetery, Piqua.

better.” The more Peltier was referring to are plans further on down the road, as financial assistance allows, that see to a would walking/bike path around the perimeter of Pitsenbarger Park, an additional slide for the pool, and new pool furniture and umbrellas. However, there is more to the story or other aspects as to why the group is seeking to improve the pool and park. “If we were to lose our community pool we’re losing a major asset for our community economic-development wise,” said Koon. “Someone moving in or business moving in, they’re going to ask what assets we have, and one of the questions could be do you have a family pool?” Brookhart agreed, “When families are looking to move into your community, this is just one thing that they look at, as kids want to go to the pool and Pitsenbarger is a spectacu-

lar park, it offers so many things.” The 65-acre park does have much to offer, with the recent installment of a skate board park, there is also football, baseball, soccer and tennis, along with an impending community garden, not to mention its being dedicated to a historical, local figure. “Our pool is on its last limb and I just don’t want to see it go away,” continued Brookhart. “I want people to move into our community because we have everything. We have a lot of great things going on, we have new schools going up in the next few years, some great things coming down the pike for the city and we need to keep this asset. This is just the beginning of what I think can be a spectacular pool. It can be huge.” The Friends of the Piqua Parks believe the success of their project lies in the consistent support for similar projects from the community. Expressing the

good fortune of having so many community-minded individuals who have donated time and again for so many things and that the impending improvements to Pitsenbarger Park helps not just a particular neighborhood but the community in its entirety. The group urges anyone interested in giving support to contact them, while emphasizing this is not a city of Piqua fundraiser but a Friends of the Piqua Parks fundraiser. As the group is currently seeking their IRS 501(c)3 status in order to provide tax deductions to contributors and will be applying for grant funds where possible. Seeing a huge potential for the park, the Friends need a little help. “We need some help and we’re hoping the community will support it,” said Brookhart. “I’ve seen it happen, I’ve seen our community build a football stadium and it is a tremendous asset to this community.”

Friends Continued from page 1 allow for a 30-day construction period. The Friends of the Piqua Parks have already begun to mail out fliers and will soon be speaking and/or visiting with a number of local businesses, service clubs, and community outreach groups to ask for financial assistance and support for the project. One they see as having endless potentials and possibilities, as referenced by Smith who has already garnered the assistance of an area school for landscaping and construction work, while Peltier has received business support in terms of the shelters and shaded area. “We’re going to take as many avenues as we can to get the word out, to tell them what we need and to ask for support,” said Peltier as he also announced that the Piqua Optimist Club has donated $2,000 towards the fundraiser. “Anything we can do, and the more the

Careers Jake Minesinger, a commercial pilot and flight instructor. “It’s a small event today but we’re hoping that it grows,” said Bennett Intermediate School Principal Dan Hake of the collaboration between the school and area businesses, all sponsored by Hartzell, to bring not only a very unique event to the students but also a great opportunity. One that showcased each business leader’s specific area of expertise, how to obtain the proper education for their chosen career, and many behindthe-scenes details and information. Such as Minesinger explaining to a group of students in Mrs. Dankworth’s classroom on how he has piloted a plane through snow and rain but prefers not to do so in a thunderstorm. “Thunderstorms are one of the worst things you can fly in,” said Minesinger as he spoke on his love of flying, the unique perspective it offers, his education, and having dealt with an emergency fuel leak. “That’s why we go to so much school, so that we can handle that sort of thing.” Meanwhile, at the other end of the hall, Joe Hinds, teen leadership director at the Miami County YMCA, explained to the students how the YMCA was responsible for the invention of two sports, racquetball and basketball, and the many other exciting jobs and opportunities that working at the center provides. “You get to do stuff you enjoy and teach other people how to do it better,” said Hinds. “Or teach them the sport all together, and that’s your job.”

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COVINGTON — Jane Ann Longenecker, 83, of Covington, passed away Friday, March 22, 2013 at the Covington Care Center. Jane was born in Covington on June 9, 1929 to the (late) Carl & Katie (Hall) Hoeflich; graduate of Covington High School, Class of 1947; received her bachelor’s degree of education from Wittenberg University; taught school at Newton Schools; volunteered at Covington Schools; a member of St. John Lutheran Church, where she taught Sunday School for 50 years. Preceded in death by her parents; husband, James Richard Longenecker, in 2002; and daughter, Sue Ann Longenecker, in 1991. Jane is survived by her



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Mrs. Woodrome was a 1950 graduate of Piqua Central High School and retired from the Middletown Area YMCA as its Executive Secretary following 30 years of employment. She was a member of the Order of Amaranth and the Prosser Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star. Her family acknowledges the special care from Addy, Darlene, Nancy, and Tina of Port Clinton, and North Coast Cancer Center doctors and staff. A service to honor her life will begin at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Jamieson & Yannucci Funeral Home with the Rev. Richard Keeran officiating. Burial will follow at Miami Memorial Park, Covington. Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Foundation, 2555 S. Dixie Dr., Suite 112, Dayton, OH 45409 or the American Cancer Society, 2808 Reading Road, Cincinnati, OH 45206. Guestbook condolences and expressions of sympathy to be provided to the family may be expressed through

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In yet another classroom, Jo Schmiesing with McDonald’s explained to her group a supervisor’s role within the work place that includes helping employees perform their work correctly. While Office Jerry Vogt spoke on the education he needed in order to become an advocate for the DARE program. Local Board of Education member and area attorney Frank Patrizio spoke on the need for engineers and the qualifications for becoming one, as John Stroble pointed out the variety of fire engines and their varied needs being met by his paint and repair body shop business to another classroom. When asked about the idea behind the collaborative career event, school principal Hake stated it was something that had been in discussion for some time until, “We just decided let’s do it,let’s get it started as the big push in the school district is on career and college readiness.” This year the district already took such equalled steps regarding careers with visits to Urbana University and Wright State University, so Friday’s event was just another step in helping area students discover and develop their careers. Even the sixth grade students had a unique opportunity on Friday, as they visited the Upper Valley Career Center to learn about different careers, too.

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MARBLEHEAD — Patricia E. Woodrome, 80, formerly of Piqua, more recently of Marblehead, died at 3:25 p.m. Friday March 2 2 , 2013, at Firelands R e gional Medi c a l Center of Sand u s k y. WOODROME S h e was born Nov. 27, 1932, in Piqua to the late Charles E. and Erma L. (Moore) Snider. She married Robert E. Woodrome July 15, 1952, in Piqua; he preceded her in death Feb. 18, 2000. Survivors include a son, E. (Wanda) Robert Woodrome II of Curtice; a daughter, Cindy (Rick) DuChemin of West Alexandria; seven grandchildren, Anthony, Tim, Stephanie, Molly, Kali, Terry, and Merri Jo; five great-grandchildren; two brothers, Charles W. (Ruth) Snider of Tipp City, James E. (Arlene) Snider of Piqua; and three sisters, Betty J. Huffman of Lebanon, Ruth Leist of Houston, Marybelle E. (Miner) Shafer of Findlay. She was preceded in death by a son, Timothy, and two brothers, Richard Snider and Nelson Snider.


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Ashlyn Deal Birthdate: March 24, 2010 Parents: Josh and Laura Deal of Piqua Sibling: Blake Grandparents: Kenny and Joyce Deal, Mark and Deb Didier



Young artists will be featured at this year’s Taste of the Arts, including the work of Kassandra Mestemaker (Below), a junior at Granville High school near Columbus, shown above and below. she is exploring her options now. Mestemaker is the daughter of Julie and Eric Mestemaker of Granville, and the granddaughter of Sidney residents Dr. Jerry and Carol Mestemaker and Bob and Barb Cole. In addition to enjoying her artwork, she is involved in both school and club swimming year round. Mestemaker will be joined by several other young artists who will be demonstrating and displaying their artwork and other talents. Some scheduled to be in attendance are Hanna Godwin and instructor Jana Glass demonstrating rolled clay, Paul Hinds creating artwork from duct tape, sidewalk chalk artists and magician Caleb King who will wow the audience throughout the evening with his masterful magic. Students from the Piqua City Schools and Catholic school will also display more than 70 works of art at The Apple Tree Gallery during the Friday night event. Taste of the Arts highlights area artists, offers taster size portions of popular menu items from local and

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PIQUA — Young artists will be featured at the May 17 Taste of the Arts event in downtown Piqua. Kassandra Mestemaker, a junior at Granville High School near Columbus, will bring her love of acrylic painting to life as she demonstrates her artwork from 6:30-8 p.m. “I am a self-taught artist and have been painting ‘forever,’” said Mestemaker. “Art camps were part of my experiences when I was younger and art still remains an important part of my life now,” she added. Mestemaker has painted a variety of pictures with her acrylics including animals, a three-panel design of a car as well as a seven level block print of a girl just to name a few. She won the opportunity to exhibit the last two paintings at the Statehouse in Columbus as part of the Governor’s Youth Art Exhibitions in 2012 and 2013. “Only 300 artists are chosen to display their artwork and I was fortunate to be chosen both years,” she said. Art school is in her future plans after high school graduation and


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Lawmakers on both sides flunk math tests here's a lot of hand-wringing about American students lagging their foreign counterparts in math skills. That should not be a big surprise, since many of our political leaders aren't very good at math either and deny the realities that numbers reveal. Republican Sen. John McCain recently labeled the extreme hard-liners in his own party as "wacko birds," but there are plenty of flaky fowl in Democratic ranks as well. Start with the Republicans, whose statistical stupidity centers on electoral politics. A voting-age population that was 88 percent white when Ronald Reagan won the presidency in 1980 had dropped to 72 percent white last year, and that number will continue to decline. The GOP performed miserably with racial minorities in 2012, winning 6 percent of African-Americans, 26 percent of Asians and 27 percent of Latinos. Add a 37 percent showing among voters younger than 30, and the demographic trend is inescapable. Some truth tellers are trying to force the party to face these grim facts. A report this week from the Republican National Committee stated bluntly: "Public perception of the party is at record lows. Young voters are increasingly rolling their eyes at what the party represents, and many minoriCOKIE AND STEVE ties wrongly think that ROBERTS Republicans do not like them or want them in the Columnists country." At a press briefing on the report, party Chairman Reince Priebus focused on this critical calculation: "Party leaders have to constantly remind everybody that we can't build a party by division and subtraction. We can only build the party by addition and multiplication." But the mathematical myopia gripping the GOP base was on full display last weekend at a big gathering in Washington called the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC). The prevailing gospel seemed to be that Mitt Romney lost because he was not conservative enough. And in defiance of Priebus' advice about the virtues of addition, the True Believers took exactly the opposite approach, urging the party to purge itself of any pragmatist who strays from theological orthodoxy. Two Republican governors who have sinned by working with Democrats -- Chris Christie of New Jersey and Bob McDonnell of Virginia -- were not even invited to CPAC. In a speech, Sarah Palin lacerated Karl Rove, the GOP strategist who dares to suggest that the party must stop nominating unelectable hard-liners. A straw poll of convention-goers was won by Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky, a serious candidate for president only to folks who failed third-grade arithmetic. Former Sen. Rick Santorum spoke for many in the crowd when he denounced "those in our movement who want to abandon our moral underpinnings so we can win." Funny, we always thought politics was about winning elections. But if the Republicans prefer martyrdom in the name of purity to victory, no one will cheer more loudly than the Democrats. As for those Democrats, their addled arithmetic focuses mainly on entitlements such as Medicare and Social Security. The party's "common sense caucus," as President Obama calls its members, understands that current benefit levels are unsustainable and eventually will bankrupt the system. Moreover, the demands of an aging population will soak up a growing share of federal revenue and make it harder for progressives to afford critical investments in areas such as education, technology and medical research. Sen. Mark Warner of Virginia recently warned fellow Democrats of this numerical nemesis: "The longer we put off this inevitable math problem, the longer we fail to come up with a way to make sure that the promise of Medicare and Social Security is not just there for current seniors but for those 30 years out." Obama has made it clear during recent visits to Capitol Hill that he is ready to consider entitlement reform as long as it is coupled with new revenues. But Democratic "wacko birds," their heads planted firmly in the sand, are as mathematically challenged as their Republican counterparts. A majority of House Democrats have signed a letter declaring their "vigorous opposition" to any and all benefit reductions. Sen. Bernard Sanders of Vermont specifically rejected Obama's views and embraced arithmetical ignorance: "Some of us believe very strongly that it would be absolutely wrong to cut Social Security benefits." A few final numbers: Last fall, 25 percent of all voters called themselves liberals, 35 percent said they were conservatives and 41 percent identified themselves as moderates. Clearly, neither side can win a majority by appealing solely to its base. Addition, not subtraction, is the only path to victory. But too many leaders in both parties have forgotten how to count.



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Romney campaign, for exf there was any villain at ample, can be laid solely, or the just-completed Coneven for the most part, at the servative Political Action feet of the consultants rather Conference, it was the than the man who hired generic figure of the Republithem? can political consultant. And in a larger sense, Overpaid, unprincipled, aldid consultants create the ways on the lookout for the weak 2012 GOP primary next client — or easy mark BYRON YORK field? Did they cause Mitch — the consultants, to listen Columnist Daniels not to run? Did they to a number of CPAC speakcause Rick Perry to implode? ers, have helped bring the Were they behind Rick SanRepublican Party to its curtorum’s dogged march to success, and rent low state. Democratic consultant Pat Caddell got then his self-destruction over contracepthe ball rolling with his remarks at a tion, Catholicism and other cultural isCPAC session titled “Should We Shoot All sues? Was any of that the work of a consultant? the Consultants Now?” Ask the same questions about 2008 and “The Republican Party,” Caddell said, “is in the grips of what I call the CLEC — the McCain campaign. And in an even the consultant, lobbyist and establish- larger sense, did consultants cause the ment complex.” Top party and campaign damage to the Republican — and conserofficials join hands in schemes to walk vative — cause that came from George W. away with millions of dollars — Caddell Bush’s eight years in office? All of those developments were the exsaid it came close to criminal racketeering — while the GOP suffers at the polls. clusive creations of men who ran, or did“In my party we play to win,” the De- n’t run, for office, not the people they hired mocrat said. “We play for life and death. to manage their campaigns. Take Stevens as an example, since he You people play for a different kind of agenda ... Your party has no problem play- has been the subject of a lot of criticism ing the Washington Generals to the lately. The list of clients whose campaigns he has worked on in the last 20 years, Harlem Globetrotters.” Caddell’s critique was echoed by other taken from his company’s website, inspeakers throughout the conference, and cludes George W. Bush, former Missisfrom the meeting’s main podium, the con- sippi Gov. Haley Barbour, Sen. Rob Portman, Sen. John Cornyn, former Sen. sultant class took hit after hit. “Now is the time to furlough the con- Jon Kyl, Sen. Roy Blunt, Sen. Charles sultants and tune out the pollsters!” said Grassley and many, many others. Of course, Stevens worked for some los2008 vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin. “Send the focus groups home and ers — Bob Dole is the most prominent. toss the political scripts, because if we And he worked for some winners who truly know what we believe, we don’t need can’t be called conservatives — former Massachussets Gov. Bill Weld and former professionals to tell us!” “We’ve had the establishment pick an- Florida Gov. Charlie Crist are examples. other loser for us,” conservative legend But looking at the records, talents, and Phyllis Schlafly said, referring to Mitt flaws of each of those candidates, it’s imRomney. “The establishment has given us possible to claim that their fates were dea whole series of losers. Bob Dole and termined by a consultant. In the end, some of Stevens’ clients sigJohn McCain. Mitt Romney.” The two non-candidates most men- nificantly advanced the Republican and tioned in the consultant hall of shame conservative cause. Some didn’t. But their were Karl Rove, the former Bush White achievements came from inside themHouse aide who has recently formed a selves, and not their consultant. So yes, Republicans should look at the group that he says will find more electable Republican candidates, and Stuart way they run their campaigns, and who Stevens, the top adviser to the Romney they hire to do the work. But in the long campaign. Stevens, Pat Caddell said, “had run, winning candidates win and losers as much business running a campaign as lose, regardless of who the consultant is. A I do sprouting wings and flying out of this good candidate has deeply felt beliefs that guide how he runs — and how he chooses room.” And on and on. So here is a question: and uses campaign help. At the moment, Not to defend the pocket-lining practices the Republican Party has far, far bigger of some consultants, but do the qualities problems than its consultant class. of consultants or do the qualities of canByron York is chief political correspondidates themselves determine the fate of campaigns? What major failing of the dent for The Washington Examiner.

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minnesota woman at the center of a long-running court fight over the unauthorized downloading of copyrighted music said there’s still no way she can pay record companies the $222,000 judgment she owes after the U.S.Supreme Court declined to hear her appeal Monday. The justices did not comment on their decision. Attorneys for Jammie Thomas-Rasset, of Brainerd, argued the amount was excessive. The music industry filed thousands of lawsuits in the early to mid-2000s against people it accused of downloading music without permission and without paying for it. Almost all the cases settled for about $3,500 apiece.Thomas-Rasset is one of only two defendants who refused to pay and went to trial. The other was former Boston University student Joel Tenenbaum, who also lost and was ordered to pay $675,000. The industry initially suedThomas-Rasset in 2006. Since then,her case has gone through three trials and several appeals. The industry presented evidence that Thomas-Rasset made available over 1,700 songs to other computer uses via the file-sharing service Kazaa, though the lawsuit targeted only 24 songs. “I’m assuming that since they declined to hear the case it’s probably done at this point,” she said. But she also said she needed to consult with her attorneys to determine what happens next. Thomas-Rasset, 35, who works for the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe tribal government, maintained — as she has all along — that she can’t afford to pay. “There’s no way that they can collect,” she said. “Right now, I get energy assistance because I have four kids. It’s just the one income. My husband isn’t working. It’s not possible for them to collect even if they wanted to.I have no assets.” Thomas-Rasset added that she became a grandmother in June. The Recording Industry Association of America offered to settle for $5,000 when it first sued, and offered to settle for a $25,000 donation to a charity for music industry people in need after her second trial. She refused both times.








ENTERTAINMENT 5 It’s a bird, a plane — Neighbor’s critical husband creates and a heckuva show Monday, March 25, 2013

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This undated image released by Helene Davis Public Relations shows Edward Watts as Superman, center, in Encore’s “It’s A Bird It’s A Plane It’s Superman,” performing through March 24 at New York City Center in New York.

NEW YORK (AP) — It’s one of the enduring truths of American pop culture: Superman is indestructible. Bullets can’t bring him down, and nor can a less-than-successful Broadway run. So while the 1966 Broadway musical “It’s a Bird... It’s a Plane... It’s Superman” ran for only a disappointing 129 performances, it’s back — for a superbly performed, deliciously silly, utterly delightful revival by Encores! at New York City Center. And no matter what they thought decades ago of this Charles Strouse-Lee Adams concoction, if you don’t leave the current production with a huge smile on your face, sorry, but your heart may be made of Kryptonite. Yes, that other flying superhero, Spider-Man, may be whizzing up to the rafters every night at the Foxwoods Theatre. But this Superman, played with winning sincerity by Edward Watts, doesn’t need that hitech wizardry. He’s too darned charming. Speaking of charming, let’s stop and give a shout-out to the talented Will Swenson, who, as the oily, self-adoring

Daily Planet gossip columnist Max Mencken, exudes so much cocky charisma and comic verve that you just don’t want him to leave the stage. What hits you first, though, is the set by John Lee Beatty — a pop-art inspired, comic-book cityscape of vivid colors. Everything here is meant to recreate a comic-book feel. At one point, characters stand before a series of dialogue boxes, as in: “Moments later...” When Superman flies, it’s a tiny, cardboard, one-dimensional version of the Man of Steel — funny in its simplicity, but effective, too. But it’s the cast that makes this show really soar, pun intended. It’s anchored by Watts, seriously buff in his superhero tights, but also sweet as he tosses off lines like “You look swell, Lois. That dress is nifty!” And, ladies and gents, he has the cowlick, too. Lois’ dress IS nifty — the ‘60s style is captured neatly in the bold colors of her mini-shifts — but even niftier is the golden singing voice of Jenny Powers, who displays the Margot Kidder-like gumption that we expect from Lois Lane. As good as the central couple is, though, the showstopping perform-

ances are in three character parts: Swenson as Mencken, David Pittu as the nutty evil scientist Dr. Abner Sedgwick; and the terrific Alli Mauzey as the lovelorn secretary, Sydney. Just watch Prittu, his mad-professor gray hair flying, howl and preen his way through “Revenge,” the angry anthem through which we learn about Sedgwick’s dastardly ambitions. As for Mauzey, she’s the quintessential brassy secretary of musical comedy, with great comic timing, a perfect belty voice, and two juicy solos: “You’ve Got Possibilities” and “Ooh, Do You Love You?” The whole affair moves swiftly and entertainingly, thanks to director John Rando. Also notable is the choreography by Joshua Bergasse, from the Frug and the Swim performed by the topnotch ensemble, to the high-flying acrobatic troupe played by Craig Henningsen, Suo Liu, Jason Ng and Scott Weber. At the end, one of those dialogue boxes appears onstage: “To be continued...” it says. If only this show, which runs through Sunday, could be continued. Hey Broadway, do you have room for two superheroes?

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This dramatic deal occurred in the semifinal round of the Spingold Teams many years ago. It features a bad play by declarer that should have cost

him the contract, followed by a good recovery that resulted in his making the contract. West led a club against five spades, declarer playing low from dummy. When East won with the ace, South falsecarded with the jack. Had South followed with the seven of clubs instead of the jack, he would have made the contract due to a lucky lie of the clubs that would have allowed him to score two club tricks instead of just one. East shifted to the king of hearts at trick two, West

ruffing South’s ace. It seems normal for West to play the ace of diamonds at trick three, but when he did so, it cost him the contract. Had West led a trump or a low club instead, South would have gone down one. Declarer ruffed the ace of diamonds high, led the three of trumps to dummy’s seven, ruffed another diamond high, led the four of trumps to dummy’s five and ruffed a third round of diamonds. He then cashed three more rounds of trumps, producing this position:

South now led his last trump, and poor West was squeezed. Whatever he discarded, declarer would win the last three tricks. So South wound up making five spades after all -the hard way.

Even mistakes seem like new territory for Bieber: Since breaking out at 15 he’s seen five of his albums hit No. 1 on Billboard’s 200 albums chart and nearly 20 songs crack the Top 40. He’s had several world tours, launched a massively successful 3-D movie about his life and made deals that include his own dolls, nail polish and fragrances.He’s got a social media presence that includes 52 million likes on Facebook and 36 million Twitter followers. But does that leave any time to be a kid? Nick Carter, considered the wildest of the Backstreet Boys, was also the group’s youngest member when they began to dominate the music charts in the 1990s, and he recalls the days when he grew mad as an overworked teen who yearned for a normal life. “I remember getting tired. I remember getting burned out and I’m like, ‘Let me relax’ and you have managers, and the record label ... and then before you know it, the artist gets resentful and starts to revolt against them

into one’s mouth in public, more than a few large brands would be out of business. While I agree with your friend that if people are sick they should stay home, some coughs linger beyond the stage when they are contagious. I do NOT think that because someone bought expensive tickets to an event and gets sick the day before that it’s all right to attend anyway and risk infecting everyone within “coughshot.” The considerate thing to do is to cancel and ask for a refund. DEAR ABBY: I have a friend in another state who has been posting on Facebook about her diagnosis of cancer. Her postings started in October, followed by more postings about delay after delay in the treatment. First it was insurance — she doesn’t have any. Then it was multiple CAT scans and PETs. Now she’s planning her own fundraiser, and I’m beginning to think she has made the whole thing up. It looks like there will be no treatment until after the fundraiser, even though she claims the cancer is stage 4. What do you think? — SUSPICIOUS IN NEW YORK DEAR SUSPICIOUS: I think that if there is any doubt in your mind about this woman’s character, you should not contribute. And I also think that if your suspicions are true, your friend is planning to commit fraud and could wind up “recuperating” in prison.

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NEW YORK (AP) — In just four years, Justin Bieber has gone from fielding innocuous questions about his haircut to denying that he’s in desperate need of rehab. Bieber’s grown up and into tabloid territory, with his recent troubles making some question whether he’s just the latest teen star gone wild. In what could have been his worst week ever, the 19year-old pop star struggled with his breathing and fainted backstage at a London show,was taken to a hospital and then was caught on camera clashing with a paparazzo. Days earlier, he was booed by his beloved fans when he showed up late to a concert. Those incidents come after photos of Bieber appearing to smoke marijuana hit the Web, and some headlines have suggested that the ultra-popular star is going through a famous Britney Spears-style meltdown. Others suggest he’s struggling with a more common condition: being a teenager. Donnie Wahlberg, who was just 14 when New Kids on the Block debuted on the music scene in the late 1980s to wild fan craze, said he remembers the pressure and hard times that came with being a teen celebrity. “Justin Bieber’s making mistakes that everyone makes and he’s probably try-

ing things and exploring things that most kids his age explore, but the problem is he’s got 50 paparazzi chasing him around when he does it,” 43-year-old Wahlberg said. “When we are 19 and 20, we think we can take on the world and we do forget that there is a lot of life left to live in front of us, and hopefully he’ll get through these times and find his way into a long career and a healthy adulthood.” Bieber, his manager and his mother didn’t respond to interview requests for this story. But the pressure was evident in the days following his collapse backstage at the O2 Arena, as the Grammynominated singer wrote on Instagram that he’s sick of the “countless lies in the press” and that he would not be heading to rehab. “I’ve accomplished more than I could’ve ever dreamed of,i’m 19 and it must be scary to some people to think that this is just the beginning,” he wrote. “I’m a good person with a big heart. ... All this isn’t easy. I get angry sometimes. I’m human. I’m gonna make mistakes.”

DEAR ABBY: Whenever my best friend smells a cough drop, she comments that it’s “rude” to eat one in public and that if someone is sick, the person should stay home. I would much rather smell someone’s cough drop than listen to coughing during an entire movie or opera. Some people may have bought expensive tickets to a show only to get sick the day before or have allergies that cause them to cough. So is it rude to eat a cough drop in public or not? — UNBOTHERED IN TEXAS


Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Write Dear Abby at and that’s when you end up DEAR UNBOTH- or P.O. with a situation like what’s ERED: If it was bad man- Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA going on,” he said, referring ners to pop a cough drop 90069. to Bieber. “In a lot of ways you’re reSolve it sentful and you’re missing out with your friends, your childhood, you see all of your high school friends growing up ... and you’re like, ‘Oh, I got to go back on tour.’” Vincent Herbert, the record executive who signed Complete the Lady Gaga and also discovgrid so every row, ered the teen R&B boy band column and 3 x 3 Mindless Behavior and box contains singer JoJo at 12, said that every digit from young singers need role mod1 to 9 inclusively. els around them who are fit, SATURDAY’S SOLUTION and that there must be “time for music and time to be kids.” “I think sometimes young artists get to that (frustrated) point because they’re young and it’s a lot and it gets overwhelming. I don’t think Justin Bieber is at that moment, I just think he had a bad week. That kid’s a phenomenal artist, he’s such a hardworking person, he’s such a good kid,” said Herbert. Wednesday: A 5,150Point Decision

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Alexander Cartwright (1820-1892) of New York invented the modern baseball field in 1845. Alexander Cartwright and the members of his New York Knickerbocker Base Ball Club devised the first rules and regulations that were accepted for the modern game of baseball.

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Spring courses offer fun learning PIQUA — Upper Valley Career Center Adult Division announced the beginning of registration for Spring Term Enrichment Courses. The training is intended for those with little or no experience in stained glass or digital photography. The stained glass series will be taught by local artisan Lisa Seger of Cloud Nine Creations in Covington. Seger will introduce the basics of cutting, grinding, copper foiling, and soldering. Classes will be held Mondays from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., April 22 through May 20. The cost of the class is $110 plus supplies. Registrations will be accepted through April 16. Digital photography for beginners will be taught by professional photographer, Brad Van Tilburgh of Sidney. In this course students will learn the orientation of camera controls and receive an overview of critical settings such as; flash, white balance, ISO, focus, and exposure. Van Tilburgh also provides an introduction to Adobe Photoshop and gives instruction on how to share images. The digital photography series will operate from 7-9 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, April 15 through May 2. The cost is $74 and must be paid upon registration. Participants are asked to supply their own digital SLR camera and USB drive. A supplies list will be provided at the time of registration or may be obtained online at adult-education/generalinterest.html. Contact Annette Paulus at 1-800-589or email 6963 p a u l u s a @ u p p e r v a l to register or for more information.

Style show, luncheon slated TROY — Soroptimist International of Tipp City and Upper Miami Valley will present its annual style show and luncheon, “Fashion for a Cause,” from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 20 at the Crystal Room, Club 55, 845 W. Market St., Troy. Fashions will be provided by C.J. Banks, Christopher & Banks and Ashley’s Boutique and models will be women from the community. A basket raffle also will be part of the event. Tickets are $25 and reservations are required by calling Lu Bohlender at (937) 6678030 or (937) 232-0620.

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Lehman students excel at science fair Ten of 17 participants garner ‘superior’ ratings at district event

BY NATALIE KNOTH Staff Writer Work will commence in early 2015 to increase clearance below the Eldean Road railroad overpass, where a box truck crashed into the overpass early Thursday morning. The narrow margin between the road and bridge causes about three to four accidents a year, estimated Miami County Engineer Paul Huelskamp. The height clearance is marked as 9 feet, 8 inches. “We will lower the road some through the area and raise the railroad through the area,” Huelskamp said. “It’s a combination of lowering the road and raising the bridge.” While the county has been aiming to correct the problem for years, procuring funding for the project was difficult. Sites that have been a factor in injuries or deaths are given precedence, and the overpass has caused property damage only. The Miami Valley Regional Planning Commission secured the grant a couple of years ago for the 2015 work. The driver during Thursday’s incident, Ron Smith, was not injured, although the truck he was driving sustained substantial damage. He was charged with failure to obey a traffic warning device, according to Miami County Sheriff’s Office Sgt. Chris Bobb.


Lehman Catholic science department chair Sister Ginny Scherer (center) demonstrates the relationship between voltage and current in a series circuit to A.J. Hemmelgarn of Sidney and Diana Gibson of Tipp City. SIDNEY — Seventeen Lehman Catholic High School students participated in the 2013 District Science Fair. The event was held at Central State University on Saturday. Ten of the 17 Lehman participants brought home superior ratings. Two of the 10 returned with perfect scores of 40 points. Senior Hayley Baker received a perfect score of 40 on her Microbiology project “How Dirty is Your Makeup?” Junior Grace Winhoven received a perfect score of 40 on her Zoology project “Anopheline and Culicidae Larval Population Dynamics in the Shawnee Prairie Swamp.” Other Lehman students receiving superior ratings were senior Lauren Bosway (“The Effects of UV Light on the DNA of Yeast”), freshman Diana Gibson (“Does Water Quality Affect Plant Growth?”), sophomore A.J. Hemmelgarn (“Biodegrade-

able Spoons and their Effectiveness on the Environment”), senior Michael Jacob (“Recycled Insulation”), junior Abigail Kramer (“The Effectiveness of Liquid Stain Remover”), senior Samantha Neumeier (“The Optimization of Lactase”), senior Kathryn Rossman (“The Effectiveness of Personal Water Purification Systems”), and freshman Ana Vazquez (“Does a Cell Phone Conversation Affect Reaction Time?). In addition to their superiors, Gibson and Hemmelgarn received special cash awards. Gibson received a certificate and $50 from the Southwest Ohio Water Environmental Association. Hemmelgarn received a certificate and $100 from MacAulay-Brown Inc. for “Excellence in an Engineering Science Project.” Students receiving excellent ratings at the District Fair were freshman Claudia Fatone, junior Sarah

Gravunder, senior Jacob Haller, freshman Cassidy Hemm, freshman Olivia Leece, and freshman Emma Simpson. Freshman Adriana Sehlhorst received a good rating. West District Science Day is affiliated with the Ohio Junior Academy of Science. The mission of the Academy is to foster curiosity, discovery, and innovation for the benefit of society. Saturday’s event showcased more than 400 student projects. Lehman Catholic’s students were among nearly 4,000 STEM students in grades 5-12 that will display their scientific research and technological design projects in March at district science days hosted by 16 colleges and universities on behalf of The Ohio Academy of Science. Professionals from industry, government and academia judged the students on originality and creativity,

use of scientific or technological design methods, clarity of expression, knowledge achieved and teamwork. The Lehman teachers who helped the students prepare their projects are Tracy Hall, Amanda Duritsch, and Science Department Chair Sister Ginny Scherer. The ten Lehman students who received superior ratings will compete again at the State Science Fair on May 11, at The Ohio State University. Consistently listed as one of Ohio’s top academic high schools, Lehman Catholic offers students the opportunity to take Advanced Placement Classes as well as the opportunity to earn college credit without ever leaving the school’s campus through the Dual Enrollment Program. To learn more about STEM education and other programs offered by the school, contact Principal Denise Stauffer.

been busy preparing timelines and fun facts about the school’s history. They also are compiling information about past students who attended Washington and went on to do big things. Among those featured will be Kristin King, a Washington alum and Piqua High School grad who was a member of the U.S. women’s hockey team that won a bronze medal in the 2006 Olympic games. The public is not only invited to attend, but encouraged to participate by contributing items to be

on display during the open house. Committee co-chair Ringer said the committee is seeking Washington-related memorabilia as well as interviews with anyone who worked at or attended the school. “A lot of the open house is going to deal with the history of the

building, so past employees, past students and interested community members will be able to go around and look at the different items,” he said. Memories also can be submitted online at the Piqua City Schools website at

under the heading “Our Schools,” then by clicking “Forms and Downloads” in the left-hand column. For more information, contact Ringer at 7780779 or Washington Intermediate School librarian Misty Iddings at 7738472, ext. 4026.

School Continued from page 1 school built in its place. “We want to celebrate the many years that the school has been around and the people who have worked at Washington before the building is torn down,” said committee cochair Patty Deaton, herself a former staffer. She retired from teaching in June after 35 years, 13 of which were spent at Washington. Special invitations are being sent to some 60 former employees, Deaton said, and students have

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HOROSCOPE BY FRANCES DRAKE For Tuesday, March 26, 2013 ARIES (March 21 to April 19) This is a powerful, positive day for you! For starters, four planets are in your sign; plus, your ruler, Mars, is dancing with lucky Jupiter. (It doesn’t get better than this.) TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) You’re working on something behind the scenes that pleases and excites you today. And it looks like your chances for success are excellent. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) All group situations will be energetic and upbeat for you today. If you’re competing for something, you’re revved up and raring to go. (Look out, world!) CANCER (June 21 to July 22) You’re very ambitious about something today, which is a good thing because you likely will achieve your aims. Romance with a boss also is likely. (Oh, my.) LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) This is a great day to travel or explore opportunities in publishing, higher education, the media, the law and medicine. Your enthusiasm about what you’re doing will encourage others to endorse you. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) Luck is with you if you are dealing with inheritances, shared property, taxes and debt. You feel strong and healthy, and will defend your self-interest today. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) Although relationships are feisty and lively today, they also are friendly. This is a good day to work with others in any business enterprise. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) Work-related travel is likely today. If so, you will enjoy the experience. You have lots of energy to bring to your job today, and the support of others is forthcoming as well. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) This is a fabulous day for sports, especially all kinds of competition. You’re keen, you’re upbeat and you’re enormously enthusiastic! “And the winner is ...” CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) Your efforts to renovate and make changes at home will be successful today. Family discussions will be lively but productive, because everyone is enthusiastic about something. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) This is a powerful day for those of you who sell, market, write, teach and act, because it’s easy for you to throw all of yourself behind whatever you’re saying. People definitely will listen to you. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) You’ll work hard for your earnings today. (Actually, you’ll work equally hard to spend these earnings.) This is a strong day for business and commerce. YOU BORN TODAY You are hardworking and responsible, and yet, you have the innocent spontaneity of a child. Your approach to life is simple and modest. You get things done. You work at your own unhurried pace and are often very philosophical. Some consider you to be eccentric. Good news; your year ahead might be one of the most powerful years of your life. Dream big! Birthdate of: Leonard Nimoy, actor; Tennessee Williams, playwright; Amy Smart, actress. (c) 2013 King Features Syndicate, Inc.






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125 Lost and Found FOUND Small dog on Grant Street in Piqua. Call with description. (937)418-4317 FOUND: toolbox full of drill bits on Main Street in Piqua. Fell off truck. Call to describe (937)216-7963. LOST: grey female cat, area near Speedway and the Hollow, 3 legged with bobbed tail, resembles a bunny when walks as she hops, very loving! Answers to Cassidy. Reward, (937)541-9394.

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Visiting Angels seeks experienced caregivers for in-home, private duty care. All shifts, preference for live-in, nights, and weekends. Always interested in meeting great caregivers! 419-501-2323.

Welding General Labor Pick Pack Machine Operator Shipping/ Receiving Machine Maintenance • And many more

GROUP HOME/ PROGRAM COORDINATOR Clear Creek Farm, private, non profit family style group home in Shelby County is seeking qualified candidates for coordinator position within residential program. Minimum requirement of Associate Degree in Social/ Human Services or related field of study. Supervisory experience preferred, LSW certification a plus. Resumes to: PO Box 1433 Piqua, OH 45356 or

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Class-A CDL Drivers Regional positions Palletized, Truckload, Vans 2 yrs experience required Health, Dental, Life 401k Call us today! 1-800-288-6168

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TROY, 2 Bedroom Townhomes 1.5 bath, 1 car garage, $715

2 Bedroom, 1 Bath, $525 (937)216-5806 3 BEDROOM, 2 bath, 2 car garage. 4 years old, like new. All appliances included. Very nice! $825 (419)234-2320. PIQUA, Downtown, upstairs loft, $400 monthly, no pets, credit check required, (937)418-8912 PIQUA, 1 bedroom, water included, private yard, off street parking, very nice. $425 monthly. (937)541-9178 PIQUA, 2-3 bedroom, upstairs, all utilities & lawncare included, appliances, $650 Monthly/ $650 Deposit, (937)408-5895

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CAREGIVER, Live in caregiver needed, Free rent, Must have references, (937)266-2363

LOCAL CHURCH seeks applicants for the position of Music Arts Director. For job description and application email or stop by the office at 120 South Market Street, Troy, Ohio. No phone calls please.

2 BEDROOM, Piqua, fenced yard, $595, available 3/1, (937)778-9303 days, (937)604-5417 evenings. 4 BEDROOM House in country, $550, also Mobile home in country, $450, both near Bradford, (937)417-7111 or (937)448-2974 PIQUA, lovely, large 4-5 bedroom house in country. Appliances furnished. No pets. Credit check required, $1500 monthly. (937)418-8912.

OFFICE BUILDING, 700 sq ft, plenty of parking, 2 rooms, bathroom, 1271 Wapak Rd, Sidney, (937)492-2443, (937)726-2304

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925 Public Notices

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535 Farm Supplies/Equipment

1989 JOHN Deere, 970, 4wd, 1374 Hrs, 6ft John Deere finish mower, 6 foot woods blade, $8900, (937)638-4683

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1, 2 & 3 Bedroom, Houses & Apts. SEIPEL PROPERTIES Piqua Area Only Metro Approved (937)773-9941 9am-5pm Monday-Friday 1 BEDROOM, downstairs, 431 West Ash, stove, refrigerator, no pets $400, Credit check required, (937)418-8912 1 BEDROOM, upstairs, 431 West Ash, stove, refrigerator, no pets, $335. Credit check required, (937)418-8912 1 BEDROOM, 322 South Main Street, downstairs, stove & refrigerator furnished. $385. No pets. Credit check required, (937)418-8912

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577 Miscellaneous CRIB, real wood, good condition, stationary sides, $75 (937)339-4233 CRIB, Toddler bed, changing table, pack-nplay, doorway swing, walker, gate, high chair, booster chair, travel bassinet, clothes, blankets, snuggli, more (937)339-4233 EASTER BUNNIES, Dolls, Cabbage Patch, Real Babies, Bratz, Barbies, Collectible dolls, Boyd, Care Bears, Ty buddies, Beanies, Videos, More, (937)339-4233 QUILT BOOKS & Fabric, storage box full, $80, (937)418-9271

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CAUTION Whether posting or responding to an advertisement, watch out for offers to pay more than the advertised price for the item. Scammers will send a check and ask the seller to wire the excess through Western Union (possibly for courier fees). The scammer's check is and eventually fake bounces and the seller loses the wired amount. While banks and Western Union branches are trained at spotting fake checks, these types of scams are growing increasingly sophisticated and fake checks often aren't caught for weeks. Funds wired through Western Union or MoneyGram are irretrievable and virtually untraceable. If you have questions regarding scams like these or others, please contact the Ohio Attorney General’s office at (800)282-0515.


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PIQUA, Colonial Terrace Apartments. Water, sewer, trash, hot water, refrigerator, range included. 2 bedroom: $480, 1 bedroom: $450. W/D on site. Pets welcome. No application fee. 6 or 12 month lease. (937)773-1952

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

Full Time, Must pass background check, No phone calls

Company benefits include: paid holidays, health insurance, retirement plan.

WEST MILTON Townhouse. 2 Bedroom 1.5 bath. $495 monthly, (937)216-4233

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PIQUA, LARGE 3 bedroom, freshly painted, half double, $550 monthly, $550 deposit, W/D hook up, (937)492-1010 UPSTAIRS APARTMENT, Piqua, CA, w/d, heat paid, no pets, 2 bedroom, large pantry, (937)773-5048.

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RAINBOW CLEANER, Spring cleaning time! Bet you need one! I have one that can fit your needs. Just call (937)492-3297.

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SEWING MACHINE, Singer Stylist, quilts & decorative stitches, 3 months old, $100, (937)418-9271

2002 CHEVY Corvette C5 convertible, 6 speed manual, $15,000 (937)418-1456

SHOPSMITH, table saw, band saw, lathe, drill press and sanding head. Good shape! $1200, (937)238-2417.

2004 BUICK Rendezvous CXL, AWD, 3.4L V6, 175k miles, all leather! Good condition, asking $4995, (937)726-3398 after 4pm.


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SchulzeTax & Accounting Service

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LAWN and LANDSCAPE SERVICES, 15 years experience, satisfaction guaranteed, lawn maintenance, mulching, landscaping projects. Call today for a free estimate. Will not be under bid, (937)570-1115.

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HAY, Approximately 550 bales quality hay, made without rain, $5.75 per bale, Russia, (937)295-3787

Mobile Veterinary Service Treating Dogs, Cats & Exotics

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APPROVAL OF MINUTES (Approved) Approval of the minutes from the March 5, 2013 Regular City Commission Meeting RES. NO. R-34-13 (Adopted) A Resolution appointing a member to the Board of Zoning Appeals RES. NO. R-35-13 (Adopted) A Resolution appointing a member to the Civil Service Commission RES. NO. R-36-13 (Adopted) A Resolution appointing a member to the Downtown District Design Review Board RES. NO. R-37-13 (Adopted) A Resolution appointing a member to the Planning Commission RES. NO. R-38-13 (Adopted) A Resolution appointing a member to the Park Board RES. NO. R-39-13 (Adopted) A Resolution appointing a member to the Golf Board RES. NO. R-40-13 (Adopted) A Resolution appointing a member to the Golf Board RES. NO. R-41-13 (Adopted) A Resolution appointing a member to the Board of Zoning Appeals as the Planning Commission Representative ORD. NO. 3-13 (2nd Reading 3-19-2013) An Ordinance amending section 77.01 – Traffic Schedules adopted, Schedule IV and Schedule VII, of the Piqua Code, relating to four-way stop intersections and traffic control devices pertaining to the South Street/Sunset Drive intersection ORD. NO. 4-13 (2nd Reading 3-19-2013) An Ordinance amending Chapter 90 of the Piqua Municipal Code to repeal Section 90.28 vicious dogs ORD. NO. 5-13 (2nd Reading 3-19-2013) An Ordinance amending Chapter 111 of the Piqua Municipal Code (Peddlers and Solicitors) RES. NO.R-42-13 (Adopted) A Resolution approving the Fiscal Year 2013 Community Housing Improvement Program Application and authorizing the City Manager to submit the application RES. NO. R-43-13 (Adopted) A Resolution accepting the recommendations of the Tax Incentive Review Council of the City of Piqua for the purpose of the administration of the City of Piquaʼs Enterprise Zone program, as required by Section 5709.85(C)(1) of the Ohio Revised Code RES. NO. R-44-13 (Adopted) A Resolution awarding a contract to Physio-Control for the purchase of two heart monitor/defibrillators to be placed on medic units at a cost not to exceed $51,536.90 RES. NO. R-45-13 (Adopted) A Resolution strongly opposing the passage of HB 5 by the Ohio General Assembly which proposes uniformity measures for Municipal Income Tax and includes tax reform that would significantly and negatively impact Piquaʼs Municipal Income in the form of unfunded mandates, a substantial loss of annual revenue, new state bureaucracy and declaring an emergency RES. NO. R-46-13 (Motion failed due to lack of Second) A Resolution of authorization to submit an application to the Ohio Department of Transportationʼs Safety Program for improvements to the Looney Road/Garbry Road intersection RES. NO. R-47-13 (Adopted) A Resolution requesting authorization to enter into an agreement with URS Corp for the Design Services for the Stormwater Master Plan Phase

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2011 DODGE GRAND CARAVAN-CREW Loaded, including quad seats, rear air, power sliding doors, stow & go, backup camera, new Michelin tires, black crystal pearl, approx. 69K, very good condition, $15,675. (937)216-0453

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715 Blacktop/Cement

Roofing, Windows, Siding, Fire & Water Restoration

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890 Trucks

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1999 CHEVY, S10 Blazer, 4X4, 4 Door, 4.3 v6, auto, full power, ac, cd, super clean, after 6pm, weekends anytime, $2850, (937)451-2360


595 Hay

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880 SUV’s

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Gutters • Doors • Remodel


2008 TOMAS Nitro 150 scooter, low miles, asking $850. Call (937)773-8768.

710 Roofing/Gutters/Siding

Roofing • Siding • Windows FREE ES AT ESTIM

583 Pets and Supplies

586 Sports and Recreation

655 Home Repair & Remodel

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1977 HARLEY Davidson Superglide, 4 speed, low miles, strong, dependable, $5500. Call (937)498-9668.

2007 HARLEY Davidson Wideglide, 12k miles, detachable windshield and saddle bags, heal rest kit, 2 seats, very clean! $9500, (937)564-6409.

665 Lawn, Garden, Landscaping

675 Pet Care

850 Motorcycles/Mopeds

WOOD CHIPPER, DR Pro model, 16.5HP, electric start, new knife and battery, 4.5" diameter limb capacity. Works good, $1600, (937)238-2417.

KITTENS, Free, adorable ragamuffins, 7 weeks old, looking for loving, lifelong families to adopt, (937)626-8577

Call Matt 937-477-5260

1989 SYLVAN Offshore, 21 ft, Mercrusier 130, on Shorlandr trailer, $5000 firm, can be seen south of f a i r g r o u n d s (937)681-9216

2006 HONDA 600 Shadow 22,578 miles, asking $3000 (937)570-6267

IGUANA, with large hutch, heating lamp, all accessories, $40, adult inquires only, (937)441-8094

New Roofs Repairs Re-roofs Tear-offs Chimney Flashing 2370199

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LAWN CARE & HOME IMPROVEMENTS Lawn Mowing starting at $15 Landscaping •Trim Shrubs Pavers & Fence Installation Tree Removal •Wood Patios Install & Clean Spoutings • Siding PowerWashing NuisanceWild Animal Removal FREE Estimates 15 Years Lawn Care Experience

830 Boats/Motor/Equipment

WALKER, seated walker, Tub shower/ transfer benches, commode chair, toilet riser, grab bars, canes, Mickey phone, More, (937)339-4233


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INFORMATION Call ROB KISER, sports editor, at 773-2721, ext. 209, from 8 p.m. to midnight weekdays.


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COLUMBUS (AP) — Caleb Potter had 24 points and Mentor used a dominating third quarter to defeat Toledo Rogers 76-67 in the Division I final of the boys state tournament at Ohio State's Value City Arena on Saturday. Each team was seeking a first title. Rogers (21-8) was runner-up in 2011, while Mentor, who beat undefeated Columbus Northland in the semifinals Friday, played in its first championship game.

Tigers fall in D-III title game BY ROB KISER Sports Editor

Watterson gets by ASVSM

COLUMBUS (AP) — Cleveland Villa Angela-St. Joseph turned it on when the Vikings needed to and pulled away from a pesky, but undersized Leipsic, 8763, in the Division IV final of the boys state tournament at Ohio State's Value City Arena on Saturday. Duane Gibson Jr. led five Cleveland Villa Angela-St. Joseph scorers in double figures with 22 points as the Vikings won their fifth title. Brian Parker and Demonte Flannigan had 15 points, Simon Texidor 11 and Carlton Bragg 10 for VASJ. Devin Mangas led Leipsic with 18 points and Austin Brown added 16 for the Vikings.


Versailles’ Chad Winner leaps for a pass as Tyson McGlaughlin watches.

COLUMBUS — It wasn’t the ending Scott McEldowney and the Versailles boys basketball team had hoped for. But, the Tigers coach wouldn’t trade the ride for anything — Saturday’s 67-46 loss to OttawaGlandorf in the Division III state championship game didn’t do anything to change that. “I have never been so proud of a group of guys,” McEldowney said after Versailles’ magical season finished with a 23-6 record. “All the the ups and downs of the season. It is has been a rollercoaster ride. Just all the things they have experienced and the way they grew. I am really proud of these guys.” As for the game itself, the Tigers couldn’t overcome a record-setting 3point shooting performance by Titans guard TJ Metzger — and

OSU gets ‘Crafty’ Last-second shot stuns Cyclones DAYTON (AP) — Aaron Craft dribbled in place at the top of the arc, watching to see if any of his Ohio State teammates were getting open near the basket for a game-winning shot. Nothing there. The point guard had a clear look at the clock as it raced toward zero atop the backboard. He realized what he had to do — take a little Ohio State tournament history into his hands. Craft held the ball until he had no other choice, then swished a 3pointer with a half-second left Sunday for a 78-75 victory over Iowa State, sending the Buckeyes to a school-record fourth straight trip to the round of 16. No. 2 Ohio State had managed to escape as the lone high seed left in the NCAA tournament's most-busted bracket. "The moment's a lot bigger than me," said Craft, who had allowed Iowa State to catch up with missed free throws and an errant jumper. "It just happened to be in my hands at the end." Ohio State (28-7) needed Craft's fearless shot — over 6foot-7 defender Georges Niang — to avoid yet another upset in the oh-so-wild West Regional. Four of the top five seeds fell fast and hard in the first weekend. The Buckeyes' 10th straight


is the Q: Who only NCAA men’s basketball team to make the Sweet 16 each of the last four years?


Deshaun Thomas reacts to Aaron Craft’s shot.


Ohio State

QUOTED "The moment's a lot bigger than me." —Aaron Craft on his shot to win the game Sunday afternoon


Amazing ride ends

Mentor wins D-I hoop title

VASJ too much for Leipsic

■ Spring sports schedules, page 14.

MONDAY, MARCH 25, 2013

IN BRIEF ■ Basketball

COLUMBUS (AP) — Cody Calhoun and Matt Hughes scored 14 points each as Columbus Watterson defeated Akron St. Vincent-St. Mary 55-52 in the Division II state championship game Saturday. Watterson (28-1) gave Central Ohio its first champion in D-II since Columbus DeSales in 1987. Bryan Jackson added 12 points for the Eagles. St. Vincent-St. Mary (2010) failed to win its seventh title to tie Middletown for the all-time Ohio record and was runner-up for the second time (2002). Jalen Hudson had 17 points and Nick Wells 14 for the Fighting Irish.


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there was denying a knee injury suffered in Thursday’s semifinals slowed the normally high-flying Damien Richard. “I would say Damien was at about 65 percent,” McEldowney said. “We did everything we could. We treated it over here and he was wearing a brace. But, this is a kid that normally throws it down pretty easy. We flip-flopped Damien and Nick (Campbell) on offense, so Damien wouldn’t have to cut so much.” But, this day was Metzger’s from the very start. His 36-point performance, including 11 of 17 shooting from the floor — nine of 14 from 3-point range — and perfect 5-for5 from the free throw line. The nine 3-point field goals broke the D-III record of eight set by J.T. Hoyng and tied the overall record of nine set by Demond Lyles of Lima Senior in 1992. His 13 3-point field See TIGERS/Page 13

NCAA SWEET 16 EAST Thursday At The Verizon Center Washington 1.Indiana (29-6) vs. 4.Syracuse (28-9) Miami-Illinois winner vs. 3.Marquette (25-8) SOUTH Friday At Cowboys Stadium Arlington, Texas 1.Kansas (30-5) vs. 4.Michigan (28-7) 15.Florida Gulf Coast (26-10) vs. 3.Florida (28-7) MIDWEST Friday At Lucas Oil Stadium Indianapolis 1.Louisville (31-5) vs. 12.Oregon (28-8) Duke-Creighton winner vs. 3.Michigan St. (27-8) WEST Thursday At The Staples Center Los Angeles 9.Wichita State (28-8) vs. 13.La Salle (24-9) 6.Arizona (28-7) vs. 2.Ohio State (28-7) SUNDAY’S SCORES EAST 1.Indiana 58, 9.Temple 52 2.Miami (28-6) vs. 7.Illinois (23-12) SOUTH 1.Kansas 70, 8.North Carolina 58 15.Florida Gulf Coast 81, 7.San Diego State 71 3.Florida 78, 11.Minnesota 64 MIDWEST 2.Duke (28-5) vs. 7.Creighton (28-7) WEST 2.Ohio State 78, 10.Iowa State 75 13.La Salle 76, 12.Mississippi 74 SATURDAY’S SCORES EAST 3.Marquette 74, 6.Butler 72 4.Syracuse 66, 12.California 60 SOUTH 4.Michigan 78, 5.VCU 53 MIDWEST 1.Louisville 82, 8.Colorado State 56 3.Michigan State 70, 6.Memphis 48 12.Oregon 74, 5.Saint Louis 57 WEST 6.Arizona 74, 14.Harvard 51 9.Witchita State 76, 1.Gonzaga 70

Busch picks up win in wild finish Hamlin, Logano in crash late FONTANA, Calif. (AP) — Kyle Busch earned his first victory at Fontana on Sunday after rivals Denny Hamlin and Joey Logano wrecked on the final lap in a thrilling NASCAR fin-

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ish. Hamlin and Logano made contact while they raced side-by-side in the final lap of their first race since the drivers confronted each other last week at Bristol. Logano hit the outside wall and Hamlin hit the inside

wall, with Hamlin leaving the course in an ambulance. Tony Stewart then confronted Logano after the race and shoved the younger driver before teammates pulled them apart. Logano blocked Stewart out of a late

restart. Busch led the most laps and took advantage of his remarkable stroke of luck to pick up Joe Gibbs Racing's first victory at Fontana, the only track where the team had never won. "They forgot about me. I

knew they were going to," Busch said. "We had a good run on the top side, and they were messing with each other so bad that they took each other down. “I was just hoping I could get by before they took me with them."



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Evan Phlipot shoots between Alex Westrick and Noah Bramlage.

Tigers Continued from page 12 goals for the tournament broke Hoyng and Lylses’ record of 12. “He’s a good shooter,” McEldowney said of Metzger. “We knew he had the ability to go off. But, you don’t see games like that very often.” Metzger did most his damage in the first half to keep Versailles from gaining any momentum. Senior Chad Winner hit his first two shots from the floor — both 3-point field goals — and Richard added a three to tie the game at nine. “Damien (Richard) was still able to make some big plays for us,” McEldowney said. “We got off to a good start — I thought we were going to have a nice little run. But, they (OttawaGlandorf) answered everything we did.” Especially, Metzger. He scored 11 points in a 15-2 run to close the quarter, finishing with a stepback three at the buzzer. That made it 24-11, with Metzger scoring 18 points in the opening quarter on five of six shooting from behind the arc. “He was in a rhythm,” Ottawa-Glandorf coach Tyson McGlaughlin said. “Feed the hot hand. There’s no need to reinvent the wheel.” The run reached 20-2 early in the second quarter, with two free throws and a three by Metzger, making it 29-11. “We wanted to give help (on Metzler,” McEldowney said. “But, with such little time to prepare — it’s hard to get a lot of repetitions on who is supposed to help in different situations when we can’t get through the screen. We just tried move him and make him hit from different spots on the floor.”

Metzer finished the first half with 26 points, making seven of nine shots from 3-point range and perfect from inside that — with a layup and three free throws as the Titans led 35-20 at the break. “He’s a great player,” Versailles sophomore Kyle Ahrens, who had some success slowing him down in the second half,” said. “You just have to try to keep and hand in his face at all times.” Versailles didn’t go down without a fight. The Tigers got within nine twice in the third quarter — the second time at 43-34 with 2:40 left in the period on another Richard three. Versailles missed another three that would have made it a six-point game — and OG closed the quarter with an 8-2 run capped by an off-balance three by Metzger to make it 51-36 going to the final eight minutes. “I have a basketball rim in my backyard,” Metzger said. “When I was seven I’d go to my brother, ‘This is for the state championship right here.’ Then I’d miss it. It was a different story today.” The Titans the lead to 19 early in the fourth quarter and coasted from there. “We made a couple runs in the third quarter, but we used up a lot of energy doing that,” McEldowney said. “After you get knocked down so many times, it does (wear you down).” Ahrens finished an amazing weekend for the Tigers with 12 points. He was named to the all-tournament team after making ESPN’s Top 10 plays with a dunk in the semifi-

nal Thursday, coming in at No. 2. Winner added 10 points and five rebounds. Metzger was the lone Titan in double figures, with Michael Rosebrock pulling down eight rebounds and Noah Bramlage grabbing seven. Versailles was just 17 of 47 from the floor for 36 percent, including five of 18 from behind the arc for MIKE ULLERY/CALL PHOTOS 39 percent. The Tigers Kyle Ahrens dunks the ball as Damien Richard (23) watches. converted seven of 11 from the line for 64 percent. OG was 22 of 43 from the floor for 51 percent, including nine of 16 from 3point range fro 56 percent. The Titans converted 14 of 22 free throws for 64 percent. The Titans won the battle of the boards 34-24 and both teams had 12 turnovers The Tigers have the potential for another tournament run next season, with just Chad Winner and Jacob Heitkamp playing their final games. But, it would be hard to top this one. “We set a goal at the beginning of the year to win a state championship,” said. “Even Winner though we didn’t do that, this season is something I will always remember.” Just like his coach. BOXSCORE Versailles (46) Nick Campbell 3-2-8, Damien Richard 20-6, Chad Winner 4-0-10, Kyle Ahrens 4-312, Jacob Heitkamp 1-0-2, Evan Phlipot 2-0-4, Jace Barga 1-2-4, Jacob Wenning 00-0, Ryan Knapke 0-0-0, Brett McEldowney 0-0-0, Tyler Drees 0-0-0, Kyle Rutschilling 0-0-0, Zach Steinbrunner 0-0-0, Justin Marshal 0-0-0. Totals: 17-7-46. Ottawa-Glandorf (67) Matt Kaufman 2-3-7, Michael Rosebrock 4-0-8, Caleb Siefker 1-0-2, Noah Bramlage 1-2-4, TJ Metzger 11-5-36, Alex Westrick 21-5, Jacob Leopold 1-1-3, Jaylen Von Sossan 0-2-2, Eric Beckman 0-0-0, Matias Trampe-Kindt 0-0-0, Alex Schroeder 0-0-0, Zach Kuhlman 0-0-0, Tyler Zender 0-0-0, Cody Alt 0-0-0. Totals: 22-14-67. 3-point field goals — Versailles: Richard (2), Winner (2), Ahrens. Ottawa-Glandorf: Metzger (9). Score By Quarters 11 20 36 46 Versailles Ottawa-Glandorf 24 35 51 67 Records: Versailles 23-6, Ottawa-Glandorf 26-3.

Nick Campbell shoots against Noah Bramlage Saturday morning.

OSU Continued from page 12


Aaron Craft hits the winning shot.

win sent them to Los Angeles for a game on Thursday against sixth-seeded Arizona. "With all that's gone on in college basketball, anything's possible," Craft said. "You can see it with what's gone on in our bracket right now." Tenth-seeded Iowa State (2312) overcame a late 13-point deficit by hitting 3s — the Cyclones' specialty — but wound up beaten by one, a tough way to have their upset bid end. "We played our hearts out," said Will Clyburn, who scored 17 points. "It was a tough game and he made a tough shot. He made a great play." Craft's missed free throws helped Iowa State catch up. He missed the front end of a pair of one-and-one chances and was off on a jumper from just inside the arc with 29.2 seconds left and the score tied. The Cyclones knocked the ball out of bounds while trying for the rebound, setting up the final chance. Coach Thad Matta called a timeout and went over the op-

tions. "I told 'em, 'Hey, let's get the last shot; let's play for the win here,'" Matta said. When the Cyclones switched coverages to take away leading scorer Deshaun Thomas and put their tall freshman on Craft, the point guard decided to take it himself. Not a bad outcome, Iowa State thought. "He had a tough shot," said Korie Lucious, who led Iowa State with 19 points. "He hadn't hit a 3 all game." The officials reviewed the play to confirm that Craft's foot was behind the arc when he shot. Lucious didn't come close on a long heave as the final half-second ran off. Lucious stood on the court after the buzzer sounded, stung by the final half-second. Coach Fred Hoiberg was unable to make an opening comment during the postgame news conference, the pain etched all over his face. Thomas led Ohio State with

22 points, and Craft had 18. LaQuinton Ross scored 10 straight for the Buckeyes as they built that second-half lead. The Buckeyes escaped Dayton — the scene of a couple of recent NCAA tournament disappointments — as the lone high seed left in the West. No. 3 New Mexico, No. 4 Kansas State and No. 5 Wisconsin were knocked out right away, losing their openers. No. 1 Gonzaga joined them Saturday night, shocked by ninth-seeded Wichita State 76-70. The Buckeyes had opened the tournament in Dayton twice previously under Matta and lost despite thousands of fans providing a home-court feeling. Perhaps it was fitting that this one was decided by a 3. The Cyclones lead the nation in 3-pointers, with nearly 44 percent of their attempts coming from behind the arc. Defense has been Ohio State's foundation during its late winning streak, which included the Big Ten tournament title.



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Spring Sports Schedules PIQUA Baseball March 30, INDIAN LAKE April 1, at Tippecanoe April 3, at Beavercreek April 6, TECUMSEH April 8, at Troy April 9, TROY April 12, FAIRMONT (DH) April 13, GRAHAM April 15, TROTWOOD-MADISON April 16, at Trotwood-Madison April 19, at Fairborn April 20, COLDWATER (DH) April 22, at Vandalia-Butler April 23, VANDALIA-BUTLER April 26, at Lebanon April 27, at Northmont (DH) April 29, SIDNEY April 30, at Sidney May 3, CENTERVILLE May 6, GREENVILLE May 7, at Greenville May 8, COVINGTON May 10, at Springfield Softball March 30, TIPP/WATKINS April 1, at Miamisburg April 2, HOUSTON April 3, LEHMAN April 4, WEST CARROLLTON April 6, at Strike Out Cancer April 8, at Troy April 9, TROY April 11, at St. Marys April 15, TROTWOOD-MADISON April 16, at Trotwood-Madison April 18, FAIRBORN April 20, at Simon Kenton/North Oldham April 22, at Vandalia-Butler April 23, VANDALIA-BUTLER April 25, SPRINGBORO April 26, at Lebanon April 29, SIDNEY April 30, at Sidney May 3, CENTERVILLE May 6, GREENVILLE May 7, at Greenville May 8, at Middletown Fenwick May 9, WAYNE May 10, at Springfield Track & Field April 2, at Greenville/Troy April 6, at Northmont Invitational April 12, at Troy Invitational April 16, at Tippecanoe Invitational April 20, at Vandalia Invitational April 23, MIAMI COUNTY INVITATIONAL April 27, PIQUA INVITATIONAL May 2, at Wayne Invitational May 3, at Wayne Invitational May 8, at Lebanon Invitational May 15, at GWOC May 17, at GWOC Tennis April 2, LEHMAN April 3, WAYNE April 4, MILTON-UNION April 9, CENTERVILLE April 10, at Bellefontaine April 11, at Springfield April 16, VANDALIA-BUTLER April 18, at Sidney April 22, at Wapakoneta April 23, GREENVILLE April 25, TROTWOOD-MADISON April 29, at St. Marys April 30, at Troy May 1, at Northmont May 2, FAIRBORN May 5, at Lebanon May 7, XENIA May 11, at GWOC BRADFORD Baseball April 1, at New Bremen April 2, at Riverside April 5, at Fairlawn April 6, at Marion Local (DH) April 8, at Newton April 9, TWIN VALLEY SOUTH April 11, at Arcanum April 12, at Botkins April 13, MECHANICSBURG (DH) April 15, at Tri-Village April 16, FRANKLIN MONROE April 18, at Mississinawa Valley April 19, NEWTON April 20, at Troy Christian (DH) April 22, at Tri-County North April 23, TRI-VILLAGE April 25, at Ansonia April 26, at Bethel April 29, LEHMAN April 30, HOUSTON May 2, at Miami East May 3, NATIONAL TRAIL May 4, vs. Covington (Fifth-Third Field) May 6, FORT RECOVERY Softball April 1, at New Bremen April 2, at Riverside April 4, at Botkins April 5, at Fairlawn April 6, LEHMAN (DH) April 8, ST. HENRY April 9, TWIN VALLEY SOUTH April 11, at Arcanum April 15, at Houston April 16, FRANKLIN MONROE April 18, at Mississinawa Valley April 19, NEWTON April 20, BRADFORD TOURNEY April 22, at Tri-County North April 23, TRI-VILLAGE April 25, at Ansonia April 26, at Bethel April 30, COVINGTON May 2, at Miami East May 3, NATIONAL TRAIL May 4, at Marion Local (DH) May 6, CEDARVILLE May 7, RUSSIA May 10, at Fort Recovery Track & Field March 30, at Lady Tiger Classique (girls only) April 1, at Arcanum Quad April 6, at Versailles Invitational (boys only) April 9, at Milton-Union Quad April 12, at Troy Invitational April 16, at Brookville Invitational April 19, at Graham Invitational April 23, at Miami County Invitational April 26, at Tiger Relays April 30, at Stillwater Invitational May 2, at Covington Quad May 4, at Arcanum Mini May 10, at Covington Invitational May 13, at Patriot Invitational May 16, at CCC May 18, at CCC COVINGTON Baseball March 30, ST. HENRY April 1, NEW KNOXVILLE April 2, ANNA

April 4, at Milton-Union April 6, at Lehman (DH) April 8, at Versailles April 9, at Tri-Village April 11, ANSONIA April 12, at Bethel April 13, RUSSIA (DH) April 15, MINSTER April 18, MIAMI EAST April 19, at National Trail April 22, at New Bremen April 23, at Tri-County North April 24, TWIN VALLEY SOUTH April 26, ARCANUM May 2, FRANKLIN MONROE May 3, at Mississinawa Valley May 4, vs. Bradford (Fifth-Third Field) May 7, NEWTON May 8, at Piqua May 9, BROOKVILLE May 10, at Fort Loramie Softball March 30, VERSAILLES (DH) April 2, ANNA April 4, at Coldwater April 5, at New Bremen April 6, CENTERVILLE (DH) April 8, MINSTER April 9, at Tri-Village April 11, ANSONIA April 12, at Bethel April 13, RUSSIA (DH) April 18, MIAMI EAST April 19, at National Trail April 23, at Tri-County North April 24, TWIN VALLEY SOUTH April 26, ARCANUM April 30, at Bradford May 2, FRANKLIN MONROE May 3, at Mississinawa Valley May 4, CELINA (DH) May 7, NEWTON May 9, at Troy May 10, at Milton-Union Track & Field March 30, at Lady Tiger Classique (girls only) March 30, at Tipp Relays (boys only) April 2, at Milton-Union April 6, at Versailles Invitational (boys only) April 9, at Greenville Quad April 12, at Miami East Invitational April 16, ANSONIA/BETHEL/NEWTON April 19, at Fred Durkle Invitational April 23, at Piqua Invitational April 26, at Tiger Relays April 30, at Stillwater Invitational May 2, COVINGTON QUAD May 10, COVINGTON INVITATIONAL May 16, at CCC May 18, at CCC HOUSTON Baseball March 30, TRI-VILLAGE (DH) April 1, at Jackson Center April 4, ANNA April 8, at Fort Loramie April 9, at Riverside April 11, FAIRLAWN April 12, at Fort Recovery April 13, at WCSM Invitational April 15, TROY CHRISTIAN April 18, at Russia April 20, at New Knoxville April 22, BOTKINS April 25, JACKSON CENTER April 27, HOUSTON INVITATIONAL April 29, at Anna April 30, at Bradford May 2, FORT LORAMIE May 4, at Mechanicsburg (DH) May 6, at Fairlawn May 9, BETHEL May 10, MIAMI EAST May 13, RUSSIA May 16, at Botkins Softball March 30, at Sidney (DH) April 1, at Jackson Center April 2, at Piqua April 4, at Anna April 5, at Minster April 8, at Fort Loramie April 9, at Riverside April 11, at Fairlawn April 12, TROY CHRISTIAN April 13, at Strikeout Cancer April 15, BRADFORD April 16, FORT RECOVERY April 18, at Russia April 20, FRANKLIN MONROE (DH) April 22, BOTKINS April 25, JACKSON CENTER April 27, HOUSTON INVITATIONAL April 29, at Anna April 30, PARKWAY May 2, FORT LORAMIE May 6, FAIRLAWN May 9, BETHEL May 10, at Lehman May 13, RUSSIA May 16, at Botkins Track & Field March 30, at Lady Tiger Classique (girls only) April 2, at Anna April 6, at Versailles Invitational (boys only) April 9, at Fairlawn April 12, at Fort Recovery April 13, at Anna Invitational April 20, at Minster Invitational April 26, at Tiger Relays May 2, at Covington Quad May 4, at Kenny Beard Invitational May 7, at Anna May 10, at Covington Invitational May 14, at SCL meet May 17, at SCL meet LEHMAN CATHOLIC Baseball April 1, NEWTON April 2, at Botkins April 3, MIAMI EAST April 4, RIVERSIDE April 6, COVINGTON (DH) April 8, at Marion Local April 10, UPPER SCIOTO VALLEY April 11, TROY CHRISTIAN April 12, at Ridgemont April 15, at Dayton Christian April 17, LIMA CENTRAL CATHOLIC April 20, RUSSIA (DH) April 22, at Franklin Monroe April 23, at Fort Loramie April 24, at Lima Perry April 27, at Houston Invitational April 29, at Bradford April 30, FAIRLAWN May 2, at New Bremen May 3, JACKSON CENTER May 6, at Troy Christian May 7, ANNA May 9, NEW KNOXVILLE Softball March 30, at Sidney Invitational April 2, at Botkins April 3, MIAMI EAST

April 4, RIVERSIDE April 6, at Bradford (DH) April 8, NEWTON April 9, at New Bremen April 10, UPPER SCIOTO VALLEY April 12, at Ridgemont April 13, at Bethel (DH) April 16, ST. HENRY April 19, VERSAILLES April 20, at Lima Catholic Central April 22, at Franklin Monroe April 23, at Marion Local April 24, at Lima Perry April 26, ANNA April 27, at Fort Loramie April 30, FAIRLAWN May 3, JACKSON CENTER April 6, at Troy Christian April 7, MINSTER April 8, TROY CHRISTIAN April 9, at Dayton Christian April 10, HOUSTON Track & Field April 2, at Joe Ward Invitational April 4, at Troy Christian Quad April 6, at Tippecanoe Invitational April 9, at Marion Local Quad April 11, at Riverside April 13, at Anna Invitational April 19, at Fairlawn April 20, at Minster Invitational April 23, at Greenville/Arcanum April 27, at Piqua Invitational May 1, at Miami East Quad May 2, at Marion Local May 4, at New Bremen Invitational May 7, at Minster Tri May 10, at WLS King Classic May 17, vs. Sidney Christian Academy Boys Tennis April 1, ST. MARYS April 2, at Piqua April 3, at Wapakoneta April 8, CELINA April 10, at Sidney April 12, MILTON-UNION April 13, at Schroeder Invitational April 15, ELIDA April 16, CHAMINADE-JULIENNE April 17, OAKWOOD April 19, at Eaton April 23, CENTERVILLE April 24, at Catholic Central April 25, LIMA CENTRAL CATHOLIC April 26, CARROLL May 1, at Greenville May 3, BEAVERCREEK May 4, at Middletown Fenwick May 7, at Greeneview MIAMI EAST Baseball March 30, BOTKINS April 3, at Lehman April 4, VERSAILLES April 5, at Milton-Union April 9, at Newton April 11, TRI-VILLAGE April 12, at Ansonia April 16, BETHEL April 18, at Covington April 19, at Anna April 20, GREENON (DH) April 23, NATIONAL TRAIL April 25, at West Liberty-Salem April 26, at Twin Valley South April 29, TRI-COUNTY NORTH April 30, at Arcanum May 2, BRADFORD May 3, at Franklin Monroe May 4, NORTHWESTERN (DH) May 7, MISSISSINAWA VALLEY May 10, at Houston May 11, at Graham (DH) Softball March 30, at Troy (DH) April 3, at Lehman April 4, VERSAILLES April 6, at Milton-Union (DH) April 9, at Newton April 11, TRI-VILLAGE April 12, at Ansonia April 16, BETHEL April 18, at Covington April 20, NORTHWESTERN (DH) April 23, NATIONAL TRAIL April 25, at West Liberty-Salem April 26, at Twin Valley South April 29, TRI-COUNTY NORTH April 30, at Arcanum May 2, BRADFORD May 3, at Franklin Monroe May 4, at Gahanna Quad May 7, MISSISSINAWA VALLEY May 11, at Graham (DH) Track & Field April 1, at Arcanum April 3, at Northwestern April 6, at Tippecanoe Invitational April 9, at Warrior Relays April 12, MIAMI EAST INVITATIONAL April 19, at Graham Invitational April 23, at Miami County Invitational May 1, MIAMI EAST QUAD May 2, at Wayne Invitational May 3, at Wayne Invitational May 7, at Graham May 10, at Covington Invitational May 16, at CCC May 18, at CCC NEWTON Baseball April 1, at Lehman April 2, at Troy Christian April 6, DIXIE (DH) April 8, BRADFORD April 9, MIAMI EAST April 11, at National Trail April 12, TRI-COUNTY NORTH April 13, XENIA CHRISTIAN (DH) April 16, at Twin Valley South April 18, ARCANUM April 19, at Bradford April 20, DUNBAR (DH) April 23, FRANKLIN MONROE April 25, MISSISSINAWA VALLEY April 27, at Houston Invitational April 29, MILTON-UNION April 30, at Tri-Village May 1, at Bethel May 2, ANSONIA May 4, MIDDLETOWN CHRISTIAN (DH) May 7, at Covington Softball March 30, Florida Trip April 1, Florida Trip April 2, Florida Trip April 3, Florida Trip April 4, Florida Trip April 5, Florida Trip April 6, Florida Trip April 8, at Lehman April 9, MIAMI EAST April 11, at National Trail April 12, TRI-COUNTY NORTH April 13, at Northwestern (DH)

April 16, at Twin Valley South April 18, ARCANUM April 19, at Bradford April 23, FRANKLIN MONROE April 25, MISSISSINAWA VALLEY April 26, at Champions Challenge April 27, at Champions Challenge April 30, at Tri-Village May 1, at Bethel May 2, ANSONIA May 6, DUNBAR May 7, at Covington May 8, MINSTER May 9, at Dixie Track & Field March 30, at Lady Tiger Classique (girls only) April 1, at Arcanum April 6, at Versailles Invitational (boys only) April 9, at Milton-Union April 12, at Miami East Invitational April 16, at Covington Quad April 23, at Miami County Invitational April 27, at Southeastern Invitational April 30, at Stillwater Invitational May 4, at Arcanum May 10, at Covington Invitational May 14, at CCC May 16, at CCC RUSSIA Baseball March 30, GRAHAM April 1, at Botkins April 2, MINSTER April 4, JACKSON CENTER April 5, at Ansonia April 6, FRANKLIN MONROE (DH) April 8, at Anna April 9, at Versailles April 11, FORT LORAMIE April 13, at Covington (DH) April 15, at Fairlawn April 18, HOUSTON April 20, at Lehman (DH) April 22, MARION LOCAL April 25, BOTKINS April 27, ST. HENRY (DH) April 29, at Jackson Center May 2, ANNA May 6, at Fort Loramie May 9, FAIRLAWN May 11, WEST LIBERTY-SALEM (DH) May 13, at Houston Softball April 1, at Botkins April 2, FORT RECOVERY April 4, JACKSON CENTER April 6, TROY CHRISTIAN (DH) April 8, at Anna April 9, at Versailles April 11, FORT LORAMIE April 12, COLDWATER April 13, at Covington (DH) April 15, at Fairlawn April 18, HOUSTON April 20, at Bradford Tourney April 23, at St. Henry April 25, BOTKINS April 29, at Jackson Center May 2, ANNA May 4, at New Bremen May 6, at Fort Loramie May 7, at Bradford May 9, FAIRLAWN May 11, FRANKLIN MONROE (DH) May 13, at Houston Track & Field March 30, at Lady Tiger Classique (girls only) April 2, at Joe Ward Invitational April 6, at Versailles Invitational (boys only) April 9, at Fort Recovery Tri April 13, at Anna Invitational April 20, at Minster Invitational April 23, at Versailles Tri April 27, at Bulldog Invitational April 30, at Marion Local Quad May 4, at New Bremen Invitational May 7, RUSSIA TRI May 10, at Covington Invitational May 14, at SCL May 17, at SCL VERSAILLES Baseball April 1, at Arcanum April 4, at Miami East April 5, at Piqua April 6, at Graham April 8, COVINGTON April 9, RUSSIA April 13, at St. Marys April 15, CELINA April 16, ST. HENRY April 19, at Fort Recovery April 20, FORT LORAMIE April 23, MARION LOCAL April 25, GREENVILLE April 26, at Coldwater April 27, ANNA April 29, NATIONAL TRAIL April 30, at Delphos St. Johns May 2, WAPAKONETA May 3, MINSTER May 7, at New Bremen May 9, at West Liberty-Salem May 10, NEW KNOXVILLE May 14, at Parkway Softballl March 30, at Covington April 1, ARCANUM April 4, at Miami East April 5, at Tippecanoe Invitational April 6, at Tippecanoe Invitational April 8, CELINA April 9, RUSSIA April 12, at Anna April 13, at Ansonia April 15, at New Bremen April 16, at Fort Loramie April 19, at Lehman April 20, at Graham April 22, at Parkway April 24, ST. HENRY April 27, at Fort Loramie Invitational May 2, MARION LOCAL May 6, COLDWATER May 7, at Fort Recovery May 9, at West Liberty-Salem May 10, INDIAN LAKE May 11, ST. MARYS Track & Field March 30, LADY TIGER CLASSIQUE (girls) April 2, at Milton-Union April 6, VERSAILLES INVITATIONAL (boys) April 9, at Fort Loramie/St. Henry April 11, at Greenville April 12, at Troy Invitational April 16, at St. Marys Quad April 20, at Minster Invitational April 23, COLDWATER/RUSSIA April 27, at Eaton Invitational April 30, STILLWATER INVITATIONAL May 2, at Marion Local/Lehman May 7, NEW BREMEN/ST. MARYS May 11, at Ada Invitational May 14, MAC PRELIMS May 17, MAC FINALS


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