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Safety Salaries among topics at workshop Council Council covers everything from receives holiday pay to upcoming levy award Commitment to safety education and standards part of recognition


PIQUA — The Miami County Safety Council, one of the oldest such organizations in the state, has been recognized by the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) for its efforts to increase safety awareness in the workplace and educate businesses on occupational safety and health issues. The council, which was established about 40 years ago, was one of 80 safety councils in the state vying for the title of Safety Council of the Year, which went to the Ashtabula Safety Council. The Miami County council received an honorable mention, it was announced recently in a press release from the BWC. Miami County Safety Council manager Marcy Mikolajewski said the honor is in keeping with the council’s commitment to “providing safety education and standards for all of our members.” More than 90 businesses belong to the council, which is a joint program of the Piqua Area Chamber of Commerce and the BWC’s Division of Safety and Hygiene, and is also supported by the Troy, Tipp City and Covington chambers of commerce. Member businesses hail not only from Miami County, but from Sidney, Greenville, Columbus, Dayton, Huber Heights and Miamisburg. “Some of the businesses in other areas prefer the efficiency with which the Miami council is run,”

BY AMY MAXWELL For the Daily Call

COVINGTON — Covington City Council held a workshop prior to their meeting Monday evening to discuss possible changes that would be made to the salary ordinance for village employees. Topics discussed included holiday pay, compensatory time procedures, sick leave as well as proposed increases to the

pay scales. The workshop allowed council members to engage in a discussion and generate feedback with the proposed goal of qualifying the topics related to the salary ordinance to be voted on at the next council meeting on April 15. Following the close of the workshop, the regular city council meeting began with Mayor Ed McCord’s Mayor’s Report. “Covington School Superintendent Dave Larson contacted


me this afternoon and expressed interest in attending our next Council meeting on April 15 to provide information to the council on the upcoming levy, so he will be here to do so at that time,” McCord said. Mike Busse also provided the Village Administrator’s Report. “Our goal for the year was to replace 250 water meters with radio-read meters and we are definitely going to meet that goal; we currently have approximately 225 installed,” Busse said. Busse also informed council on developments regarding the Spring Street Storm Outlet Project. “We have prepared an applica-

tion for the Community Block Grant Funding with the requested amount of $50,000 to fund the total estimated cost of $105,000 to be used for a storm sewer extension from High Street to Spring Street,” Busse explained. Busse referenced the 1994 Storm Water Report and its findings supporting the current need for reconstruction. “The Spring Street Storm Outlet Project was not something that was originally budgeted for, but according to the 1994 Storm Water Report it is certainly necessary, and honestly before I even See Topics/Page 8

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North Korea vows to restart nuclear facilities BY FOSTER KLUG AND HYUNG-JIN KIM Associated Press

ing Reps. Matt Szollosi (D., Oregon) and Barbara Sears (R., Monclova Township), as well as some union representatives. “We create jobs; we utilize the turnpike; we’re going to repair the turnpike, and put it in even better shape than it is today. And we have a big advantage: we’ve been able to spare folks the issue of raising those gas taxes,” the Republican governor

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea said Tuesday it will restart its long-shuttered plutonium reactor and increase production of nuclear weapons material, in what outsiders see as its latest attempt to extract U.S. concessions by raising fears of war. A spokesman for the North’s General Department of Atomic Energy said scientists will quickly begin “readjusting and restarting” the facilities at its main Nyongbyon nuclear complex, including the plutonium reactor and a uranium enrichment plant. Both could produce fuel for nuclear weapons. The reactor began operations in 1986 but was shut down as part of international nuclear disarmament talks in 2007 that have since stalled. North Korea said work to restart the facilities would begin “without delay.” Experts estimate it could take anywhere from three months to a year to reactivate the reactor. The nuclear vows and a rising tide of threats in recent weeks are seen as efforts by the North to force disarmament-for-aid talks with Washington and to increase domestic loyalty to young North Korean leader Kim Jong Un by portraying him as a powerful military commander. Tuesday’s announcement underscores concerns about North Korea’s timetable for building a nuclear-tipped missile that can reach the United

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Underground Utility Supervisor for the city of Piqua Shane Johnson shows a robotic camera used to inspect water and sewer lines to members of the Piqua Chamber of Commerce Leadership class during a tour of the Underground Utilities facilities at the former Piqua Power Plant on Tuesday morning.

Meeting pays tribute to retiree BY BETHANY J. ROYER Staff Writer

PIQUA — Tuesday’s commission was short and began sweet with a family-filled chamber belonging to Power System electrician Joe Cline. Standing at the podium with Power System Director Ed Krieger and Mayor Lucy Fess, Cline was presented with a special resolution See Safety/Page 8 in observance of his 30 years of service to the community and his Index subsequent retirement. A career Classified ...............14-15 that began with Cline serving as a Opinion ..........................4 master mechanic, followed by sevComics ........................13 eral moves including that of plant Entertainment ...............5 Golden Years .................6 Health ............................7 Horoscopes.................13 WARRENSVILLE HEIGHTS — Local ..............................3 Gov. John Kasich on Monday signed NIE ...............................16 a bill that boosts the speed limit on Obituaries......................2 some Ohio interstates, while also Sports.......................9-12 increasing the speed that construcWeather .........................3 tion will occur on Ohio’s highways and bridges. Under the two-year transportation/public safety budget that takes effect July 1, the speed limit will rise to 70 mph on rural interstates and the state will be allowed to bor6 2 7 4 8 2 5 8 2 1 0 1 row $1.5 billion against Ohio Turn-

operator as the department evolved over the years, until his recent position from which he is retiring. “When there was a challenge, an opportunity, he was never afraid to step into it,” said Krieger on Cline doing whatever it took to get the job done, and with a great attitude, too. “I really hate to see him retire. Congratulations.” According to Cline, the 30 years flew by, his first day on the job seeming like yesterday, as he thanked his co-workers, family, friends, and especially his wife for being there the entire way. Upon Cline’s recognition and now “legal” retirement, commission pro-

ceeded with the final readings and adoption of three ordinances, first a change of traffic schedules for the intersections of South Street and Sunset Drive, followed by two amendments to portions of the Piqua Code. One consisting of vicious dogs that would make the city consistent with new state law. Chief of Police Bruce Jamison was on hand to address concerns related to the ordinance that included advisement to residents to still call 9-1-1 regarding a vicious, dangerous or nuisance dog. And updated commission on a statewide database, See Retiree/Page 8

Bill boosts speed limit on some interstates pike tolls to pay for a backlog of highway and bridge projects across the state. Adding matching federal and local funds is expected to bring the pool of money for highway repairs to $3 billion. “Obviously, a great day for the state,” Kasich said. The signing took place at Tendon Manufacturing Inc. in the Cleveland suburb with nearly two dozen state lawmakers looking on, includ-

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Obituaries TROY — Richard Dean Mote, 77, of Troy, passed away Friday, March 29, 2013, at Hospice of Dayt o n , D a y ton. He w a s b o r n Feb. 9, 1936, in Arcanum, to the l a t e E l m e r MOTE E a r l and Mary Catherine (Gilbert) Mote. His wife of 53 years, JoAn (Mitchell) Mote, survives. He also is survived by his eight boys, Stevie (Betty) Mote of Hesperia, Calif., Jeffrey (Kimberly) Mote of Troy, Terry Mote of Troy, Jerry Mote of Troy, Brian (Wanda) Mote of Urbana, Matthew (Tammie) Mote of Pensacola, Fla., Mark (Angie) Mote of Fletcher, and John Mote of Troy; three brothers, Carl (Donna) Mote of Troy, Dale (Harriet) Mote of Troy and Roger (Sally) Mote of Casstown; nine grandchildren, James (Jessica) Mote, Luke Mote, Alex Mote, Anakin Mote, Jennifer Langman, Robert Herrin, Landon Corn, and Philip and Kyle Persinger; one great-granddaughter, Stella; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was a loving husband, father, and grandfather. In addition to his parents, Richard was pre-

ceded in death by one brother, David Mote, and his sister, Barbara Hurst. Richard was a 1954 graduate of Covington High School. He was a member of the First United Church of Christ, Troy, and attended Fletcher United Methodist Church, Fletcher. He was a member of the Fletcher Lions Club, Lifetime Member of the Miami County Antique Power Association; served eight years with the Ohio National Guard; was a Boy Scout Leader for 28 years; and was a member of the Troy Senior Citizens Club. Richard retired from Hobart Corporation after 41 ½ years of service, where he was also a member of the Hobart Quarter Century Club. After his retirement, he worked for both Lena Ag and Quality Farm & Fleet for a short time. Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, at the Fletcher United Methodist Church, 205 S. Walnut, Fletcher with the Rev. Andy Perry officiating. The family will receive friends following the service at the church. Burial will be in Mote Cemetery, Pitsburg. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Dayton, 324 Wilmington Avenue, Dayton, OH 45420. Friends may express condolences to the family through

Horace E. Ceyler FLETCHER — Horace E. Ceyler, 79, of Fletcher, passed away at 5:09 p.m. Sunday, March 31, 2013. Born Sept. 24, 1933, in Brown Twp., Miami County, Horace was one of 13 children of the late Homer and Margaret Lucille (Baker) Ceyler. He married his wife of 53 years, Jo A. Maggert on June 6, 1959, and she survives. He is also survived by a daughter’ Teresa (Jim) Geuy f o Nashville, Tenn. and a granddaughter, Amanda (Steve) Richard also of Nashville. Three brothers and three sisters also survive, Lawrence Ceyler, Brandt, Richard Ceyler, Troy, Mike Ceyler, Springfield, Elsie Berg, Springfield, Dorothy (Ed) Dye, Troy, Patricia Williams, Marion, and numerous

nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by sisters, Betty Ceyler, Helen McCrossin, Virginia Ceyler, Gloria Shepard, Bonnie Ceyler; and a brother Ralph Ceyler. Horace was a 1951 graduate of Brown Twp. High School. He served in the United States Marine Corp during the Korean Conflict. He retired in 1995 from Sonoco, Piqua. Horace loved to fish and he like sports, especially NASCAR. A private funeral service will be held at the convenience of the family. Burial will be in Fletcher Cemetery. Memorial donations in memory of Horace may be sent to Fletcher Fire Dept., 6605 N. State Route 589, Fletcher, OH. 45326. SuberShively Funeral Home, 201 W. Main St., Fletcher, is serving the family. Condolences to the family may be sent to

Death notices SIDNEY — Kathy S. Crawford, 63, of Sidney, passed away Wednesday, March 27, 2013, at 4:50 a.m. at the Sidney Care Center. Private graveside services were held at the Elm Grove Cemetery in St.Marys. Funeral arrangements are in care of the Cromes Funeral Home, Sidney. SIDNEY — Virgil Williams, 68, of Sidney, passed away at 4:30 a.m.Friday,March 29,2013,at his residence.A graveside service was held Tuesday, April 2, at Pearl Cemetery with the Rev. Philip K. Chilcote officiating. Cromes Funeral Home, Sidney, is assisting the family. SIDNEY — Vera Belle Fridley,94,residing atThe Gardens of Celina, formerly of Sidney, passed away Monday, April 1, 2013,at 4:30 a.m.In keeping withVera’s wishes, her body will be cremated. A Celebration of Life will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, at the Anna United Methodist Church, 201 W North St., Anna, with the Rev. Randy Locker officiating. Interment will follow at Pearl Cemetery in Swanders. Arrangements are in the care of Cromes Funeral Home & Crematory, Sidney. LUDLOW FALLS — Cecil J. Alsip, 79, of Ludlow Falls, passed away Sunday, March 31, 2013, at the VA Medical Center, Dayton. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, at the Hale-Sarver Family Funeral Home,West Milton, with Pastor Curt Duncan officiating. Burial will follow at the VA National Cemetery, Dayton.

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PIQUA — Cynthia G. Alspaugh, 61, of Piqua, died at 2 a.m. Monday April 1, 2013, at the home of her daughter in Troy. She was born July 21, 1951, in Troy to Helen E. (Idle) Brandt o f Piqua and the l a t e Delbert Brandt. S h e m a rr i e d Daniel ALSPAUGH A . Alspaugh July 21, 1973, in Covington; he preceded her in death March 29, 2007. Other survivors include two daughters, Bonnie (Dave) Bailen of Troy and Brandy (Rex) Pence of Covington; four grandchil-

dren, Haylee, Connor, Austin, and Zander; a sister, Connie Cecil of Piqua; and a brother, Dewayne Brandt. Mrs. Alspaugh was an active member of Living Word Fellowship Christian Center, Troy, and worked as a Home Health Care Aide for many years. She enjoyed her family. A service to honor her life will begin at 11 a.m. Saturday, at the Living Word Fellowship Christian Center with the Revs. Gilbert and Phyllis Welbaum co-officiating. Her family is being served through the Jamieson & Yannucci Funeral Home. Guestbook condolences and expressions of sympathy, to be provided to the family, may be expressed through

Helen M. Caven CONOVER — Helen M. Caven, fondly known as “Muzz, ” 95, of Conover, passed away at 11:53 p.m. Sunday, March 31, 2013. Born on July 24, 1917, in New California, Ohio, she was a daughter of the late Warner and Blanche (Anderson) Seamon. She married her husband of 71 years, Howard S. Caven on Aug. 2, 1941. Together they raised two sons, Vic (Becky) Caven and Dean (Jolynn) Caven, all of Fletcher. She was a loving grandmother to Clay Caven of Fletcher and Cara (Bryan) Fisher of Charlotte, N.C. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by three sisters, Garnett Bolen, Ruth Channel, and Opal Kile. Helen was a 1935 graduate of Monroe High School and a 1937 graduate of Cedarville College where she earned a teaching certificate. She taught school at Brown Twp.

High School, Conover from 1941 to 1945. She and Howard spent a year traveling the United States while he served out his enlistment in the military. After returning to Conover she became a coowner of Caven’s and Son Packing Company. Helen attended Greenview United Church of Christ, Sidney and was a member of Eastern Star Social Lodge 217, Lena. She will be sadly missed by her family. A private funeral service will be held at the convenience of the family. Burial will be in Fletcher Cemetery. Memorial donations in memory of Helen may be sent to Hospice of Miami County, P.O. Box 502, Troy, OH 45373. Suber-Shively Funeral Home, 201 W. Main St., Fletcher, is serving the family. Condolences to the family may be sent to w w w. s h i v e l y f u n e r a

TROY — Betty Marie Hughes, 88, formerly of Sidney, passed away at the Koester Pavilion, Troy, on Sunday, March 31, 2013, at 6:02 p.m. following an extended illness. She was born on June 5, 1924, in Sidney, the daughter of E d ward a n d Erma (Starrett) Kupper HUGHES a n d they preceded her in death. She was married to Walter Hughes on Jan. 1, 1946, and he passed away in 1986. Surviving is a daughter, Janet Richards and husband Ron of Sidney and three sons, Timothy Hughes and wife Mary Ellen of Sidney, Michael Hughes and wife Joyce E. of Sidney and Fred Hughes and wife Mary L. of Grapevine, Texas; two sisters, Marilyn Kloeker of Sidney and Martha Counts of Sidney; and one brother, Robert Kupper of

Ruth L. Hatfield

GREENVILLE — Ruth L. Hatfield, 93, of Greenville, passed away Monday, April 1, 2013, at the Brethren’s Home, Greenville. She was born Oct. 18, 1919, in Miami County. She was preceded in death by her parents, Harry and Goldie (Swank) Mote; beloved husband, R. Howard Hatfield; one great-grandchild; brothers, Floyd, Max, Eugene, Wilbur and Bruce Mote; and sisters, Flo Nitchman and Mary Sowry. Ruth is survived by her loving family, sons and daughters-in-law, Ron and Elois Hatfield of Greenville, Doyle and Nancy Hatfield of Lima and Larry and Darlene PIQUA — Clarence E. Gary Johnson of Massa- Hatfield of John Day, Ore.; Johnson, 69, of Piqua, died chusetts. daughters and sons-inat 9:10 a.m. Sunday, He was preceded in law, Beverly and Dennis March 31, 2013, at Heart- death by two brothers, Fourman of Greenville land Nursing Home of Harry and Joe Johnson. and Shirley and Stan Piqua. He was born Nov. Mr. Johnson retired 26, 1943, in Dayton to the from A.O. Smith in Tipp late Joseph and Mary City, and also delivered TROY — Juanita Lucille Cook Johnson. He married newspapers for the DayDavis, 77, of Troy, passed Mary Louise Berry and ton Daily News. away Monday, April 1, then married Patricia Private services will be 2013, at Koester Pavilion, Holler on June 8, 2000, in held at the convenience of Troy. She was born June 9, Troy, and she preceded the family. Arrangements 1935, in Elizabeth, W.Va., him in death on May 9, are being handled through to the late Otis Earl and 2007. Survivors include two the Jamieson and Yan- Eunice (Kidwell) Trader. She is survived by four sons, William Johnson of nucci Funeral Home. sons and a daughter-in-law, Guestbook condolences Troy and Anthony JohnDonald Davis Jr. of Troy, and expressions of sympason of Tipp City; two Ronald and Tami Davis of thy, to be provided to the grandchildren; four greatgrandchildren; one sister, family, may be expressed Florida, Thomas Davis of Mary Jo Fowler of New through jamiesonandyan- Troy, and Jerald Davis and significant other, Donna Carlisle; and one brother, Hagemeyer of Troy; sisters and brothers-in-law, Helen • Policy: Please send obituary notices by e-mail to and Harvey Griffieth of or by fax to (937) 773-4225. Troy and Nellie and Bill • Deadlines: Notices must be received by 6 p.m. Sunday and Tuesday-Friday, and by 4 p.m. on MonGessner of Troy; brother, day for Tuesday’s online edition. Harold Trader of Troy; six • Questions: Please call Editor Susan Hartley at grandchildren, Blade, (937) 773-2721, ext. 207 if you have questions about Scott, Angie, Tad, Tanner, obituaries. and Taylor Davis; two stepgrandchildren, Jessie and

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PROD announces banquet Promoting launch of program booklet, welcome keynote speaker Honorable Walter H. Rice PIQUA — Promoting Recognition of Diversity (PROD) is launching a promotional initiative to develop a program booklet in conjunction with the Doug Smith Memorial Banquet that will be held at 6 p.m. June 6, at Edison Community College. The PROD program booklet theme this year is Courage Worthy of Honor. The program cover will feature Crispus Attucks, Harriet Tubman, Elizabeth Eckford and the Little Rock 9, Cesar Chavez and the Tank Man from Tiananmen Square, Wang Weilin as examples of courage worthy of honor. This year marks the 12th anniversary of the Doug Smith Memorial Banquet. Mr. Smith was a Piqua native who was celebrated as one of the nation’s best educators while teaching at Columbus East High School. He was killed in an automobile accident in route to a family reunion in Piqua in 1999. PROD founder Larry Hamilton and Mr. Smith were history majors at Central State University and conducted a cultural exchange pro-

gram between their students for several years. The Honorable Walter H. Rice Chief Judge, U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio will be the keynote speaker at this year’s PROD banquet. Rice, a native of Pittsburgh, Pa., earned a bachelor of art’s degree from Northwestern and received a Juris Doctorate from Columbia University School of Law in 1962. He also has been awarded honorary degrees from the University of Dayton and Wright State University. Rice has been the recipient of countless citations for his civic and charitable community service. The PROD booklet will, in part, be used as a recruiting tool to attract minority teacher candidates to apply at educational institutions serving the Piqua community. The campaign also will be used in support of the organization’s scholarship-loan fund. The PROD Scholarship, which can be awarded annually in the amount of $1,000 is currently serving Piqua education majors Kylee Collier, daughter of

Tyrone and Janelle Collier who is attending the University of Toledo and Imari Witten, daughter of Bridget and William Witten, who is attending the University of Cincinnati. Two current PHS PROD scholars Jasmine Davis and Tevin Albert are enrolled in the Upper Valley Career Center Teacher Academy. PROD founders Larry and Linda Hamilton have announced that they are donating the $1,000 amount to support the award of one of these scholars and are challenging local individuals, churches, civic and businesses to match their donation for another $1,000 annual award. Businesses are currently being contacted to consider advertising in the PROD program booklet. Individuals also are encouraged to show their support of PROD goals through donations, which will be published in the booklet. The PROD Fundraiser Golf Outing at Echo Hills Golf Course at 2 p.m. Memorial Day, May 27, offers another way to support the PROD banquet booklet and programs. Any person, business, church or civic organization can send their contribution or make further inquiries to PROD, 1104 Maplewood Dr., Piqua, OH 45356 or call 7781035.

College to present program in recognition PIQUA — Edison Community College will present a program on April 24 in recognition of Administrative Professionals Day, saluting the many contributions of support staff in the area. The program is sponsored by the Office Systems and Administration Advisory Committee. The program is open to all office support professionals, including administrative assistants, executive assistants, office managers, and other employees who provide secretarial or administrative support for one or multiple supervisors. Supervisors and managers of those administrative professionals are encouraged to attend with their valued employees. “This will be our 21st

year that we have held an event for Administrative Professionals at Edison,” said Dr. Patti Ross, dean for information technology and engineering at Edison. “We design this event as a celebration of the contributions and value that our administrative professionals bring to our work environment.” The featured speaker at this year’s program is Lori Firsdon, a professional organizational consultant and owner of Forte Organizers in Centerville. Firsdon’s presentation, entitled “Get Organized … Feel the Difference,” will address how to turn office space from a clutterstrewn mess into a productive oasis. Participants will learn to reclaim work space resulting in more

room, and enhanced productivity. “Administrative professionals are the heart of any office,” said Gloria A Harpest, administrative vice president of human resources and marketing of Greenville National Bank. Harpest, who also lends her expertise as Chairperson for the office systems and administration advisory committee at Edison Community College, goes on to say “Smooth operation in today’s office is contingent on administrative professionals who are organized in every aspect of their work life.” New to the day’s event schedule this year will be a variety of breakout sessions addressing pertinent topics such as an intro-

duction to Windows 8® and how social media is impacting today’s business operations. Those interested in participating need to register by April 12. Cost to attend includes admissions to all sessions, a buffet lunch and refreshments, and entry into the drawing for door prizes. The event runs from 12:30-4 p.m. and will be held at Edison’s Piqua campus. For more information on registration fees and registration, call or email Marva Archibald, OSA instructor, at 778-7908. Registration forms can be requested and submitted via email.

‘First Ladies of America’ program at YWCA Piqua PIQUA — Ceci Wiselogel will present “First Ladies of America” for the YWCA Piqua’s Monthly Luncheon Series at 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 10. The program is being sponsored by Piqua Manor and is free and open to the public. Membership is not required. “Wiselogel will have a dis-

play of 14 dolls in inaugural attire along with period furniture,” said Lynn Marroletti, YWCA Program Director. “Her program will be celebrating the ladies who called our nation’s White House their home. She will profile Jane Pierce to Helen Taft, the first to drive an automobile. Mary Todd Lincoln,

Frances Cleveland, the first First Lady to wed in the presidential mansion, and Edith Roosevelt with her husband’s story of the Teddy bear, are a few of the ladies Wiselogel will discuss.” A noon luncheon will follow the program. Reservations for the luncheon must be made by Monday, April 8.

A UVMC nurse will be available for free blood pressure and glucose screenings from 10-11 a.m. The YWCA is handicap accessible. For more information on the luncheon cost or to make a reservation, stop at the YWCA Piqua at 418 N. Wayne St., call 773-6626 or email

PIQUA — Upper Valley Career Center Adult Division is offering a new class dealing with eBay sales. The two-session course will be taught by Julie Hagaman, Mendon. Hagaman has been successfully selling on eBay for more than 10 years and says online sales can provide a great

supplemental income. “It is estimated that every household has $200 to $2,000 worth of extra stuff in their closets, garage or storage unit,” Hagaman said. During the course, Hagaman will teach the fundamentals such as: how to write a description and

title and how to take pictures to maximize sales. She will also address how to set up an eBay account, how to maintain the account, and collect funds through PayPal. Students in the course will learn how to research prices, understand costs and fees, and inexpensive ways to

ship items. eBay 101 will be held from 6-9 p.m. Tuesday, May 7 and Tuesday, May 14, at the Upper Valley Career Center ATC. Contact Annette Paulus for detailed information, class fees or registration at (800) 589-6963 or paulusa@uppervalleycc.or g.

Warmer temps on way High pressure controls our weather bringing lots of sunshine but keeps us chilly. During the day highs will continue to be below normal in the 40s today and low 50s Thursday. Warmer temperatures are on the way. High: 47 Low: 23.




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Brandy Marie Walters TROY — Brandy Marie Walters, 21, of Troy, died Sunday, March 31, 2013, in Troy, as a result of an auto accident. She was born to Gary R. and Christene (Weigel) Walters on Nov. 9, 1991, in Troy. She is survived by her father, Gary R. Walters Jr. and Mica Pierson of Troy; mother, Christ e n e WALTERS (Weigel) Walters of Covington; daughter, Della GraceAnn Perkins and son, Shane Wesley Noll; brothers, Nick Weigel of Covington and Chad Walters of Covington; grandfather, Gary R. Walters Sr. of Troy;

grandmother, Frances Weigel of Covington; as well as several aunts, uncles, cousins, nephews and niece. She was preceded in death by her grandmother, Mary E. Walters and grandfather, George Weigel. She attended Covington and Miami East schools and was an avid Pittsburgh Steelers fan. Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, at the Baird Funeral Home, Troy, with the funeral service to follow at 1 p.m. Interment will be held in Riverside Cemetery, Troy. Memorial contributions may be made in care of the funeral home for the family expenses. Friends may express condolences to the family through

Museum seeking volunteer artist TROY — The Miami Valley Veterans Museum is seeking a volunteer artist to produce a realistic three-panel acrylic painting for its Vietnam War Room at the museum in Troy. Each panel measures 3x4 feet. The subject of the panels is the fire base at Cu Chi, Vietnam, and will be positioned above a display of sand bags, a military cot and various artifacts from the Vietnam War.

The art work will be mobile so that it can be taken for display to several venues. Art students, teachers, professional artists, and community members are invited to submit samples of their work. There is no pay involved. E-mail samples of your work as attachments to board member Terry Purke at

Deadline for Women of Upper Valley Career Center offering eBay sales class Excellent awards May 15 PIQUA — Deadline for nominations for the 17th annual YWCA Women of Excellence and Young Woman of Tomorrow Awards is 5 p.m. Wednesday, May 15. Nomination forms are available at the YWCA Piqua at 418 N. Wayne St., by phone at 773-6626, or e-mail Leesa Baker at The awards, established they set an example of by the YWCA in 1997, true love that overcomes have been given annually the cultural differences between their warring nations. With a pop-rock score that features modern ballads and choruses, the show won four Tonys in PIQUA — The YWCA 2000 and a Grammy in Racial Justice Reading 2001. Circle will discuss the For more information, book and movie, Inherit call the PHS office at 773- the Wind, by Jerome 6314 during school hours. Lawrence and Robert E. Lee at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 9. The group is facilitated by Linda Grimes. als with a valid library Two-time Best Actor card and Pin number, and Oscar winners, Spencer then download the con- Tracy and Fredric March, tent to their devices. Ti- go toe-to-toe in this tles will automatically thrilling recreation of the expire at the end of the most titanic courtroom lending period so there battle of the century. The are never any late fees. controversial subject of Learn how to borrow ma- evolution versus creation terials at this free work- causes two polar opposites shop. The library is to engage in one explosive asking attendees to call battle of beliefs. Attorney 773-6753 or stop by to reg- Clarence Darrow (Tracy) faces off against fundaister in advance.

Music department to host pop opera ‘Aida’ school edition PIQUA — The Music Department of Piqua High School will present the pop opera, “Aida,” school edition, at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, April 12 and 13 and at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, April 14 in the Hartzell Center for the Performing Arts. The show is directed by Tom Westfall and Susan Bollinger. Tickets are on sale at

the high school main office during school hours and on Wednesday,April 10 from 6:30-8 p.m. The price of the tickets is $8 for general admission, and $7 for seniors and students. This Elton John-Tim Rice contemporary musical, inspired by Verdi’s 1871 classic opera, tells the story of enslaved Nubian princess, Aida,

played by Summer Littlejohn. She falls in love with the Egyptian captain of the guard, Radames played by Devon Parshall, who is already betrothed to the Egyptian princess, Amneris played by Sierra Iddings, who is Aida’s mistress. As forbidden love blossoms between them, the young lovers are forced to face death or part forever. Together,

Library highlights loans for Kindles, Nooks, iPads and more PIQUA — Learn how to download eBooks and other material through the Piqua Public Library’s electronic loan system at an upcoming workshop, set for 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 17.. Expert assistance will be available to teach you how to take advantage of library offerings. Find your favorite titles and download them free for up to two weeks.

Bring your device with you for hands-on downloading instructions. “The newest generation of eReaders has certainly earned a place in booklovers’ hearts. They are lightweight, portable, can store several titles at once, and many provide additional options such as games and web surfing. This multi-function approach works well for peo-

ple that read on the go,” said James Oda, Piqua Library Director. Through a partnership with the Ohio eBook Project, patrons are able to download materials on a wide range of topics through the library’s website. Access to eBooks, audiobooks, digital music, and digital video are possible. Patrons browse the website, check out materi-

to recognize women in Miami County who have distinguished themselves in their careers and/or in civic and community activities. The honorees must reside, be employed, or be active in Miami County. An individual, a group, or an organization may submit nominations. The honorees will be recognized at a Gala Luncheon on Thursday, Oct. 17, at the Piqua Country Club.

Reading circle to discuss ‘Inherit the Wind’ mentalist leader William Jennings Bryan (March) in a small Tennessee town where a teacher has been brought to trial for teaching Darwinism. The book/DVD features the trial and a huge battle between Darrow and March. Copies of the book and DVD are available for check out at the YWCA front desk. The Reading Circle is free and open to the public. Membership is not required. The YWCA is handicap accessible. For more information, stop at the YWCA at 418 N. Wayne Street, call 7736626 or e-mail


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Greed impedes on scientific growth edical advancements have come a long way, especially in the realm of cures, vaccines, and medicines combating disease and cancer. A majority of individuals do not even realize the amount of human material needed to accomplish these scientific innovations. Among the numerous commodities bought and sold within the medical corporation, human tissues and tissue research have presented the most beneficial discoveries,both useful in today’s medical world and for the future of medical science. Without the human biological material scientists rely on,the uncountable tests and experiments necessary for breakthroughs would be impossible. Now that medical ethicists have constructed strict guidelines to insure proper physician/patient communication,more patients are aware of what happens to their tissues once they are no longer part of the body. What concerns scientists is the inevitable consequence of greedy patients only offering their tissue in order to seek profit, using these medical guidelines to manipulate scientific progress. It does not require cancer or tumors for someone to get their tissue removed and unknowingly leave it behind; a routine checkup to the doctor’s office is all it takes. KATIE-GRACE A simple blood test, removal of SAWKA a mole, appendectomy, or any Guest columnist ectomy for that matter, provides scientists with tissue to put on file. In 1999, the RAND Corporation, a nonprofit institution that focuses on policy making of important issues, published a report estimating that roughly“307 million tissue samples from more than 178 million people were stored in the United States alone.” These samples are obtained from routine medical procedures, tests,operations,clinical trials,and research donations. Biobanks store tissues as small as a sample of skin to as big as an entire organ.Scientists then expose these samples to radiation, drugs, cosmetics, viruses, chemicals, biological weapons, and study their responses. Without those tissues, tests for diseases, vaccines, even over-the-counter drugs would not be possible. The accessibility of human biological material is clearly not an issue; it is patient’s response to the “whereabouts’ of their departed tissue that provokes alarm. What’s the big deal? It is not as if scientists are stealing your leg or a vital organ. In order to come about the scientific advancements as they have, scientists are merely using the scraps you parted with voluntarily. With the potential profit always on the rise, the medical corporation has boomed due to commercialization of tissue research. There is no doubt about it;without commercialization companies couldn’t make the drugs and diagnostic tests we all depend on. No one can argue the logic behind encouraging medical research for our health’s sake, but when monetary gain is in question, a stronger sense of ownership miraculously overcomes some patients. As thorough and as argued as medical guidelines are today,no law has yet clarified whether one has rights pertaining to their tissues. When intact, the tissue clearly belongs to the owner. Once separated, the patient’s rights get murky. Naturally anyone would be interested in ownership of their tissues if they knew doctors and medical institutions alike where making money off of them.Yet it is important to consider the implications of “informed consent.” According to theAmerican MedicalAssociation (AMA),informed consent is“a process of communication between a patient and physician that results in the patient’s authorization or agreement to undergo a specific medical intervention.” Within this process, a patient’s diagnosis, the nature and purpose of the procedure, the risks and benefits involved, as well as alternatives are all expected to be discussed and disclosed. Nowhere in this process is potential monetary gain required to be disclosed,therefore it is beyond a physicians responsibility. Informed consent offers the ethical steps to initiate a medical procedure, yet does not cover the aftermath. Furthermore, ethical codes are not law, and provide no basis of legal action in tissue ownership. In a market-driven society, it is no surprise that the commercialization of human biological material is part of the market. Various policy analysts, ethicists, scientists, etc., have debated the compensation for tissue donors. The more pragmatic experts acknowledge the profit-seeking nightmare that would hinder medical progress if compensation for tissue was law. If patients were granted the right to negotiate financial interests when discarding their tissue,scientific advancements would be inhibited due to the inevitability of unrealistic offers. Some physicians have predicted the limitations presented by specific patient’s interests,such as controlling their profit and even what type of research their tissue is and is not permitted to be used on. Essentially, the topic of compensation for tissue is black and white;rights of tissue ownership will undeniably halt the progression of medical development. In terms of profit, the knowledge scientists gain from studying and experimenting with tissues ought to be enough for any patient. The list of treatments, medicines, vaccines, and diagnostic tests is extensive heavily due to tissue research.The potential for future advancements relies on the continuation of altruistically donated tissue samples. Katie-Grace Sawka is a student at Troy High School, as well as a post-secondary student at Edison Community College. She is a student in Composition II, instructed by Steve Marlowe. Sawka works at La Piazza in downtown Troy, as well as The Silver Spoon, a frozen yogurt shop. Her favorite subject is mathematics and she plans on attending The University of Dayton to pursue engineering.



Hope spring with spring and cooling days, crunchinter wore out its ing leaves and gathering welcome early flocks. Winter, on the this year. It wasother hand, causes me to n't hard; it was inconsishibernate: slippers and tent, alternating days that robe and hot cocoa and seemed almost warm with Christmas lights to view cold snaps. It rarely rethrough the windowpane deemed itself with large, as I nod off over a book. wet, fluffy flakes that DONNA BRAZILE But, Spring! Spring recoated everything in a vives me. I strive to be a snowy wonderland. Columnist good Catholic; it's very Through most of the winter there were teases of spring. On much a part of me. It is certainly true Capitol Hill it was possible to see a sprig that my faith resonates with the emergof bright yellow forsythia buds in my old ing life of spring. With spring comes neighborhood and bright dandelions Easter, and for many of my friends, peeping through a light dusting of snow. Passover and Seder. Both religious observances are celeWhile the Midwest and East Coast were being whipped with blizzard-force winds brations of salvation and renewed, reblowing sharp ice crystals across people's born life. Yes, New Year's Day holds the faces, in Washington we could walk on excitement of beginning anew. However, clear sidewalks, the snow melting almost in my case, New Year's resolutions seem instantly on the city's heat-holding to get thrown out with the Christmas wrappings. bricks. Spring is an actual renewal of life. I Watching the evening news tempered my mood, though. I saw pictures of those can still see the black and gray of bare coping with tornadoes, heard the despair limbs, but I also notice a fuzzy coating of of homeowners surveying the damage. green. Stretches of bare concrete are now People were confined by paralyzing covered again with outdoor cafes, even if snowfalls. I felt weary from the bleakness people sit at the tables in coats. Brown grass is turning light green; city and harshness of wintry weather. But then daylight began to lengthen. flowerbeds are showing pansies, cabFebruary, the shortest (and longest) bages and green sprouts that will be month of the year, ended. I welcomed tulips. It all fits so perfectly with Easter. As a Catholic, I've been given the blessMarch like a favorite aunt who would breeze into town, energizing all around ing of a new Pope, a man who is committed to the poor, who has washed and her. I've even been able to get out into my kissed the feet of the sick, and who is emgarden. This spring will be my first in a phasizing service and humility. He's setnew part of Washington, D.C. -- my first ting an example. I've had a long, barren garden here, mine to shape. Working the winter of discontent. I've watched an earth, planting seeds, pulling weeds and ebbing of Americans' compassion for the digging holes for baby plants that hold a poor. Now, this spring, this religious holifuture of blooms and blossoms invigor- day, rejuvenates my hope for our country. The hard times of the Great Depresates me. It simultaneously humbles and sion brought out country together. People elevates me. I love the smell of the earth. I under- helped one another because we were all stand why farmers stick with the land. in the same soup together. I've seen some As unpredictable as nature always has of that Spirit during this Great Recesbeen through the centuries -- no one's sion. Now, our Great Recession is ending, guaranteed a rose garden -- there's noth- according to the economists who are acing so relaxing as cultivating and tend- tually agreeing for once. And with an ing to growing things. Gardening ending comes a beginning. Spiritual forces, such as humility, are connects me with a life force that is inpowerful. Like the seed in the sidewalk herently good. I learn from my garden. It's taught me crack, they hold on and grow. Today I see that nature is tenacious. Mother Nature the promise of the American "can-do" can find a crack in concrete and grow a spirit that clung on during the long, hard three-foot-tall plant with purple flowers years of the recession, bursting into that eventually fractures that concrete bloom. I see a renewing of our national into pieces -- if you have a couple hun- values, a resurgence of compassion for dred years. My garden has also taught the poor, a reviving of our American me that nature is fragile; a sudden frost dream; working together regardless of can kill its babies. Yet, it'll start over differences for our common good. I love spring. I love this spring espeagain. I sometimes think of Hawaii, where I cially. It's bringing hope reborn. love spending an occasional vacation for Donna Brazile is a senior Democratic a steal-away week. Yet I love Louisiana and Washington just as much. I wouldn't strategist, a political commentator and know what to do without the turning of contributor to CNN and ABC News, and the seasons. When fall comes, there's an a contributing columnist to Ms. Magazine anticipation of change -- turning leaves and O, the Oprah Magazine.


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Where to Write “‘Bud”‘ O’Brien, Jack Evans and Public officials can be contacted through the following addresses and telephone Richard Cultice, 201 W. Main St., Troy, numbers: OH 45373 440-5910; commission■ Lucy Fess, mayor, 5th Ward sioner,, ■ John R. Kasich, Ohio governor, Vern 773-7929 (home) Riffe Center, 77 S. High St., Colum■ John Martin, 1st Ward Commissioner, bus, OH 43215, (614) 644-0813, Fax:, 773-2778 (614) 466-9354 (home) ■ State Sen. Bill Beagle, 5th District, Ohio ■ William Vogt, 2nd Ward Commissioner, Senate, First Floor, Columbus, Ohio, 773-8217 43215; (614) 466-6247; e-mail: SD■ Joe Wilson, 3rd Ward Commissioner,, 778-0390 ■ State Rep. Richard Adams, 79th Dis■ Judy Terry, 4th Ward Commissioner, trict, House of Representatives, The, 773-3189 Riffe Center, 77 High St. 13th Floor, ■ City Manager Gary Huff, ghuff@piColumbus, OH 43215, (614) 466-8114,, 778-2051 Fax: (614) 719-3979; ■ Miami County Commissioners: John

To the Editor: The residents of Piqua once again have an opportunity to show their support of Piqua City Schools. On May 7, the Emergency Operating Renewal Levy will be on the ballot. The Piqua community has continually shown support for its schools, and hopefully on May 7 that support will continue. When you go to the voting booth, please remember, this levy is not an increase. It’s simply a continuation of the existing levy. Renewal of the levy will help ensure necessary operating expenses such as transportation, utilities, maintenance, supplies, etc. are adequately funded. These are not luxuries, but necessities required for dayto-day operations. Piqua City Schools have achieved some of the highest test scores in the district and is now rated as one of Ohio’s Excellent school districts. Our current school board, administration, staff, and students have all worked hard over the past several years to achieve this excellent rating and the renewal of the operating levy will help ensure Piqua City Schools will continue to excel for years to come. My children have benefited greatly from the education they received from Piqua City Schools. My oldest son recently graduated from The Ohio State University, and soon my daughter will be graduating from OSU as well. My youngest son is currently a sophomore at Piqua High School and will follow their footsteps on to a successful college career. It is the support from the Piqua Community that helped provide my children, along with many others, with an outstanding education experience and will help ensure they be successful in life. It doesn’t matter what career path they choose. Whether it is working right out of high school, going to college, or joining the military, whatever path they choose, their high school education is the foundation in which they will build a successful career. On May 7, the residents of Piqua once again have the opportunity to show the surrounding communities that Piqua knows how to support our community and our schools. Let’s give our Board of Education, school administrators, the teaching staff, and most importantly, our students, the tools needed for them to continue to provide and to have, an “Excellent” educational opportunity. Vote “Yes” on May 7 to renew the Operating Levy. Our students are our future. Let’s make sure we provide them with the resources needed to successful! — Barry Gertner Piqua

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Gulp wall). It turns out a person’s plumbing can malfunction INFO: “Gulp: Adven- in many strange ways. tures on the Alimentary Roach appears to go over Canal” (W.W. Norton & most of them, from the Co.), by Mary Roach

poor soul left with a peekaboo hole in his stomach after a gunshot wound and people with stretchable colons — which brings up Elvis. Did The

We love food. We savor it, digest it, absorb the best and pass the rest. That journey between the tip of your tongue and the seat of your pants might seem like a humdrum subject for a science book. But Roach — an author who has written smart but irreverent books about sex, corpses and space travel — manages to make it not only fun, but also funny. The wonders of digestion are a launching point for Roach to explore all sorts of oddities. Readers learn about the song sung during meals at chewing enthusiast John Harvey Kellogg’s sanatorium (“I choose to chew/ because I wish to do”), researchers who pump pythons full of air, and get tips on rectal smuggling from an inmate in California (it’s called “hooping” behind the

King suffer from a “megacolon”? And did it contribute to his death? Roach investigates. Roach isn’t shy about making the occasional bathroom joke. Actually, she’s pretty much all in on bathroom jokes, which makes sense considering the subject. One footnote includes examples of people who make the embarrassing error of misspelling “per annum” (yearly) in financial reports as “per anum” (by way of anus). It’s that kind of book. This would get tiresome except Roach is a smart writer and light on her feet. She seems to have a fondness for the scientists who devote their careers to things peculiar but important. And even the goofy jokes enliven a subject that could be as dull as a high school biology review on the role of intestinal villi. Amid the jokes, Roach synthesizes a bunch of fascinating biological research, and, yes, really does make it easier to digest.

MTV reality star found dead in W.Va.

SISSONVILLE, W.Va. (AP) — Shain Gandee lived for the outdoors, often going on muddy, off-road thrill rides in the hills near his West Virginia home. A recent late-night escapade ended in tragedy for the MTV reality show cast member and two others. The popular “BUCKWILD” cast member was found dead Monday inside a sport utility vehicle belonging to his family that was found partially submerged in a deep mud pit about a mile from his home near Sissonville, authorities said. Also inside were the bodies of his uncle and another man. Kanawha County Sheriff’s Cpl. B.D. Humphreys said the red-and-white 1984 Ford Bronco’s muffler was below the surface and that mud covered the passenger side. No foul play is suspected. Authorities said the cause of the deaths was still under investigation and they refused to speculate on what

happened. If the muffler was submerged and the engine kept running, it’s possible the cabin of the vehicle could have filled with fatal carbon monoxide from the exhaust. Shain, nicknamed “Gandee Candy” by fans, was a breakout star of the show that followed the antics of a group of young friends enjoying their wild country lifestyle. It was filmed last year, mostly around Sissonville and Charleston. Many of its rowdy exploits were his idea. In one episode, he turned a dump truck into a swimming pool. Gandee was a true outdoorsman, shedding modern conveniences such as cell phones and computers for his proud redneck ways. He loved to hunt, ride all-terrain vehicles and go “mudding,” or off-road driving. He went mudding in the show’s first episode and ruined his pickup truck’s motor. “Shain always rides with these kids in four-wheelers and trucks,” said a neighbor, Swanna Frampton, who had known him since he was a small child. “They were just out riding and having a good


Shain Gandee, two others, found after late-night escapade ends in tragedy BY JOHN RABY Associated Press

time.” Frampton said the 21year-old Gandee “loved to live and have fun. He was a great person. He did what (the show) wanted him to do, but he wasn’t like that. He was a real person. If you needed help, if (you) needed something, he would come help you no matter what.” Humphreys said Gandee, his 48-year-old uncle, David Gandee, and 27-year-old Donald Robert Myers were last seen around 3 a.m. Sunday at a bar and they told people they were going driving off-road. State police were getting ready to send out an aviation unit to search for the men when authorities received a call Monday morning. Humphreys said the SUV was found by one of Shain Gandee’s friends next to a trail used by four-wheel drive vehicles, about 15 miles outside of Charleston. The terrain in the Thaxton Hollow area was “very muddy, very rough,” Humphreys said, and responders had to use all-terrain vehicles to get to the site.

Humphreys did not provide details on the condition of the bodies. Kanawha County Commission President Kent Carper said the news was devastating for the small community near Charleston. “It’s a very sad day for the Sissonville area and for these families,” he said. “This is a small community, and most of us know directly members of these families. We’re keeping them in our hearts and prayers.” MTV issued a statement saying it was shocked and saddened to learn of its star’s death. “We are waiting for more information but at this time, our main concern is for the Gandee family and their friends,” the statement said. “Our thoughts and prayers are with them. Shain had a magnetic personality, with a passion for life that touched everyone he met and we will miss him dearly.” Shooting for the second season of “BUCKWILD” had begun, but MTV spokesman Jake Urbanski said Monday afternoon it has been suspended.

DEAR ABBY: Before we met, my girlfriend got large breast implants. I think they’re a terrible turn-off, but I don’t know how to tell her. Should I try to overlook this because I love her, or can I tell her the truth about why our love life is sometimes not so hot? I have known her long enough that the next step is marriage — or nothing. She walks around the house bare-chested and obviously thinks I find her breasts a big turn-on. I have faked it for five years. What should I do? — NOT THAT EXCITED IN COLORADO DEAR NOT THAT EXCITED: Your letter is a lesson about the danger of “faking it.” Level with your girlfriend, but without using the words “terrible” and “turn-off.” Tell her you love her, but while many men find large breasts to be a turn-on, you actually prefer smaller ones — to the degree that it sometimes affects your sexual performance. Explain that if she thinks her breasts are what have kept you interested, it’s not the case. At some point, one or more of her implants may need to be replaced, and she might opt for smaller ones. DEAR ABBY: I moved to Australia 10 years ago. It has been a fantastic adventure, but I feel drawn home. Complicating things is the fact that I have a same-sex Australian partner. Because gay marriage is not federally recognized in the United States, he has no possibility of legally emigrating there. His skills are not sufficient. To move back to the U.S. would destroy my home, which is a happy one. On the other hand, I come from a large, close family and my parents are entering their 70s. I miss my family and my culture every day, and feel torn between my family in the U.S. and my partner in Australia. I have felt this way for a few years. I feel unable to settle down and start living or feel comfortable in my life until I work this out. The thought of not being around my family in the long term is unbearable. The thought of leaving my partner is equally



painful. I have tried in vain to find an answer and feel overwhelmed. Help! — TRANS-PACIFIC READER DEAR TRANS-PACIFIC: I don’t know your financial situation, but why must this be an “either/or” situation? You’re happily settled in a beautiful country and enjoying a loving relationship. I assume you also have a wellpaying job. Your dilemma might be solved by visiting your parents more often, particularly since their health is still good. If that changes, you could return to the U.S. for a more extended period. Until the laws in the U.S. regarding same-sex marriage change, that’s what you will have to do unless you’re willing to sacrifice your relationship. DEAR ABBY: Is it proper to tip your tattoo artist or piercer? They provide a service, just as a hairdresser would. I have never seen this addressed before. Your input would be helpful. — CURIOUS IN UPSTATE NEW YORK DEAR CURIOUS: Tattoos and piercings are considered works of art, and it’s not unusual for a customer to present the artist with a gratuity commensurate with the degree of satisfaction the person feels with the results, the time it took to create it and the intricacy of the design. In lieu of money, sometimes gifts such as art books, spiritual artifacts or jewelry are given to the artist. Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Write Dear Abby at or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069.

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Sudoku Puzzle Complete the grid so every row, column and 3 x 3 box contains every digit from 1 to 9 inclusively.

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Give a little, gain a lot down to the A-K-10 of trumps, and South the QJ-9. When declarer next led a club to his queen, West could score only two trump tricks, so South wound up making five clubs doubled despite East-West’s 24 high-card points! Observe that the outcome would have been altogether different had West elected to start off with the A-K-10 of clubs. In that event, South would have gone down two. It should be said parenthetically that there are very good reasons for West


to begin with three rounds of trumps. North-South were obviously bidding on distribution rather than high cards, and West should have taken steps to short-circuit any impending crossruff. Although this was likely to cost West a trump trick, it was highly probable that the trick would come back with interest. Tomorrow: Charting your course of play.

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Point count is a marvelous guide to the number of tricks you can take, but it is not a perfect yardstick. Freak distribution can seriously affect the accuracy of high-card point count, particularly in the case of suit contracts. Consider this deal where South got to five clubs doubled. West had 17 points and probably thought he’d tear the contract to pieces, especially with East having bid

twice. But things didn’t quite turn out the way he had expected. West led a spade. Declarer won with the ace, played the king and another heart, finessing the jack, and discarded a diamond on the ace of hearts. These four plays established a perfect crossruff position, and South proceeded to take full advantage. He ruffed a diamond, a spade, a diamond, a spade and then a third diamond and a third spade. Ten tricks had now been played, and declarer had taken them all. West was


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LOVINA EICHER The Amish Cook and Jacob’s house. The rest of my family came to help in the evening. It was a 1,700 pound beef with Jacob’s taking half and niece Verena and Melvin taking the other half. Verena and Melvin were also there to help. The meat was all cut up and the hamburger was ground. We were glad we could get it all done before it warmed up too much. While Joe is off from work we would like to mix some summer sausage and smoke it. I would like to try Dad and Mom’s recipe that they always used. I’ve made this recipe and they have become a favorite snack among the family.


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In this March 28 photo, Red Paw founder Jen Leary poses for a portrait at their adoption facility in Philadelphia, with kittens displaced due to fires. The emergency relief service Red Paw has paired with the local Red Cross to care for animals displaced by flames, floods or other residential disasters, with the goal of eventually reuniting them with their owners. BY KATHY MATHESON Associated Press PHILADELPHIA (AP) — After a fire broke out at Dorothy Phillips’ apartment in Philadelphia, the Red Cross gave her a temporary place to stay. Unfortunately, the shelter would not accept her beloved dog, Max. Who would care for him while she looked for a new home? “As far as I’m concerned, he’s one of my grandbabies,” Phillips said. Max is now being boarded in a kennel in a Philadelphia suburb thanks to Red Paw, an animal rescue group that has a unique partnership with the southeastern Pennsylvania chapter of the American Red Cross. While Red Cross workers tend to human victims of residential disasters like fires, floods or building collapses, Red Paw takes care of their animals. The nearly 2-year-old agency uses a network of volunteers, foster homes and other animal welfare groups to care for pets whose owners are struggling to rebuild their lives. Help includes veterinary care, pet supplies and temporary boarding — all free of charge. “We don’t want to see anyone lose their pet because of something completely out of their control,” Red Paw founder Jen Leary said. Leary started the nonprofit after seeing the heartbreak and confusion of too many pet owners during her work as a city firefighter and Red Cross volunteer. Red Paw then

ilies break up left and right. Most of the kids I knew as babies are in trouble or headed there. Three things usually happen. They become teen parents or join a gang or wind up in jail. So you can see why I am becoming more hopeless. I have young grandchildren of my own.I hold these precious

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children to meet the challenges that surely await? We came across one man’s interesting take on this. He’s optimistic,and has a concrete three-step plan. And since optimism and action plans are in short supply in many households, we’ll pass it along. Here’s the best part. He claims his research shows that only two percent of Americans who follow his plan are in poverty – 75 percent are in the middle class, with incomes above $55,000. One: Finish high school. Two: Get a full-time job. Three: Wait until at least 21 to get married and have children. So sayeth Ron Haskins, co-director of the Brookings Institution’s Center on Chil-

the carrier,” Nania said. “When I felt her pregnant belly, I was just like, ‘Yes!’” Tabitha gave birth within a day of the rescue. But she and her kittens need a permanent home now; their owner could no longer care for them and surrendered the animals to Red Paw to put up for adoption. “The goal is always to reunite people with their pets,” Leary said. “But sometimes after losing everything they had, it’s hard to do that.” Red Paw aims for reunification within a month, but Leary conceded it can take much longer. The agency was able to reunite 86 families with their pets last year; an additional three dozen animals were surrendered and re-adopted. Max, the German shepherd-pit bull mix owned by Phillips, remains in the group’s care while Phillips looks for a new home. She isn’t sure when she’ll have one, but she calls constantly to check on her dog. In Philadelphia, the city’s animal control organization will also respond to animals left homeless by disasters, executive director Susan Cosby said. But Red Paw’s capacity for crisis response is valuable because it eases the burden on her agency, which deals with more than 32,000 stray and surrendered animals per year. “They’re able to work in a far more specialized way with the animals and families that they’re helping,” Cosby said, later adding: “We can’t do it alone. There’s just too much work to be done.”

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Students urge clean-energy commitment Plan to focus on energy efficiency, conservation and sustainability BY VANESSA MCCRAY The Toledo Blade BOWLING GREEN — Bowling Green State University officials are pursuing plans to cut greenhouse gases by taking a look at building projects, campus shuttles, and other energy saving endeavors. The steps follow the university’s decision last fall to join the American College and University Presidents’ Climate Commitment, a national initiative supported by 665 institutions to tackle global warming. BGSU sustainability coordinator Nick Hennessy said the university is undertaking several environmentally focused efforts as it works on a longer-term “climate action plan” to decrease emissions.

Such a plan could take several years to develop and could include researching alternative energy, he said. In the meantime, BGSU is committed to pursuing certifications from the U.S. Green Building Council for university building projects, looking for ways to expand campus shuttle ridership, and creating a purchasing policy for energy-efficient appliances, Mr. Hennessy said. The university also participated in an eight-week recycling contest in which it tracked recycling and waste. But a student group contends that doesn’t go far enough, soon enough. Leaders of Environmental Action Group, an organization with about 30 members, said they collected 2,700 signa-

pected to open this fall, but “it will be a highly energy efficient building,” BGSU spokesman David Kielmeyer said. The university will pursue LEED certification for all new buildings or major renovations for its own projects, he said. Students met recently with university administrators who declined to pledge to use 100 percent clean energy in seven years, a goal Mr. Chamberland called “ambitious” but said would show the university considered it a top priority. A statement from BGSU called the students’ goal “an arbitrary deadline” and said the university is working on a plan to reduce its carbon emissions. “There’s a lot of things we’d love to do, but how do you pay for it?” Mr. Kielmeyer said in a telephone interview. Mr. Hennessy said taking time to develop an emission-decreasing plan, a step it committed to when it signed the Presidents’ Climate Commit-

tures from students and faculty asking the university to commit to using 100 percent clean energy. The group wants energy from wind, solar, or geothermal sources in place by 2020. “What we are saying is they need to do more than just these bottom-line things that are happening,” said the group’s president, Josh Chamberland, a 20-year-old sophomore from Cincinnati who is studying environmental policy and analysis. He noted that not all campusrelated construction will obtain the building council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design certification, which recognizes projects designed to conserve energy. Wood County Hospital won’t pursue that certification for a new student health center ex-

ment, allows the university the chance to research funding sources and alternative energy possibilities. “They don’t want you to make it up. They want you to put things in this plan to commit to,” he said. Brooke Scarborough, 19, a marketing student from Westerville and the student group’s media coordinator, said it will continue to seek support. The University of Toledo took the same climate pledge in 2009, and conducted greenhouse gas emissions inventories. BGSU also did its own preliminary inventory. Brooke Mason, UT interim sustainability specialist, expects to finish Toledo’s climate action plan by January. She said the plan will focus on energy efficiency, conservation, and sustainability education, including upgrading facilities and encouraging students to carpool or walk to campus.

Immunizations important for children and adults BY MARGARET DWIGGINS The Caughman clinic, which provides family, pediatric and OB/GYN care, serves patients using a fee scale based on what patients are able to pay. Huffman said the clinic provides over 9,000 routine immunizations annually. Many of these are combination vaccines, such as the measles, mumps and rubella vaccine, so the number of immunizations is actually much higher, she said. Unfortunately, Huffman said, some parents developed a reluctance to immunize their children after a British physician theorized in an article published in the Lancet medical journal in 1980 that the MMR vaccine may cause autism in children. It was later determined that the physician had manipulated research and broken other med-

ical ethical codes, and the Lancet fully retracted the article in 2010, but the damage was done. Huffman, who described herself as “a strong vaccine proponent,” said the perception that vaccinations may be bad for children continues to be a huge handicap for her. Infants begin routine vaccinations at birth, beginning with hepatitis B. A series of shots, inDTap (diphtheria, cluding tetanus and pertussis), Hib (haemophilus influenzae type B), hepatitis B, injectable polio vaccine, pneumococcal 13 (to prevent meningitis and ear infections) and rotavirus, begin at 2 months. At age 1, the MMR is introduced, as well as varicella (chicken pox) and hepatitis A. Children cannot be vaccinated for influenza before 6 months, making them extremely vulner-

able to the illness in infancy, which is why it is so important for adult members of a household to have the vaccine, Huffman said. She said this year was “a rough season” for influenza at the clinic, with 35 positive tests. Previously, the worst Huffman had ever seen in one season was six cases. She said the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recorded 105 deaths of children from influenza this season. Of those, 90 percent had not been vaccinated. Because the vaccination can’t be given before 6 months, infants are susceptible to catching the illness from their parents. Unlike other vaccinations, an influenza vaccine needs to be given every year, as each year’s vaccine includes a different influenza strain.

New med school aims to train primary care docs Michael Ellison has a tough assignment. He’s the associate dean of admissions choosing the first class of a brand new medical school, the Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine at Quinnipiac University in Connecticut. It’s a school with a very specific mission: minting new doctors who want to go into primary care practice. “We have over 1,600 applicants, and we will interview 400 applicants for 60 spots,” Ellison says. Under the Affordable Care Act, millions more people with insurance may be headed to the doctor’s office. That means the medical system will need more doctors, nurses, physician assistants and other healthcare workers to meet the demand. Quinnipiac is spending $100 million on the new school, and it is one of about a dozen new medical schools on the horizon. A few of these new schools will also be focused on primary care. The Netter School’s new dean, Bruce Koeppen, runs through the many reasons why new physicians don’t choose primary

care: They don’t make as much money as specialists; they have to know about everything from the common cold to severe depression; and primary care physicians don’t always get the respect that specialists do. To tackle these challenges, Koeppen says it’s important to admit the right students to the program. He cites demographic data that show who is more likely to choose general medicine. “Turns out that women are more likely to go into primary care than men. Individuals who are coming to medicine as a second career are more likely to go into primary care,” Koeppen says. David, a 35-year-old pharmacist who has applied for the fall semester, fits into that second category. (He asked that we not use his last name, because his employer doesn’t know he’s thinking of a career change.) In his interview with Ellison, David described wanting to have a greater impact on patients’ lives, such as calming a child who is anxious during an exam or bringing a patient’s heart rhythm back in an emergency. “These moments weren’t available to me within the con-

text of pharmacy practice,” David said. In addition to career changers like David, Koeppen says students who are first in their families to go to college and students who’ve come from medically underserved areas are more likely to pursue primary care. Henry Sondheimer of the Association of American Medical Colleges says that it’s good to be clear with your applicants on the front end. “To the extent that you clarify your mission to your students who apply and, most importantly, when they interview, so they get to see what you’re doing and what you’re looking for, then you will find the students who will fit your mission,” Sondheimer says. “This is not for show. I think this is a very important, and very serious, effort by these schools.” The question is, can it work? Kevin Dorsey says it can and it does. He’s the dean of the Southern Illinois University School of Medicine in Springfield, Ill. His school started in the 1970s with a specific mission that still guides it – the school wants students who will stay in cen-

Obamacare credits could trigger surprise tax bills BY STEPHEN OHLEMACHER Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Millions of people who accept government subsidies to help buy health insurance next year could get stung by surprise tax bills later on. That’s if they don’t accurately project

their income. Starting next year, President Barack Obama’s health care law will offer subsidies to help people buy private health insurance. The subsidies are based on income. The lower your income, the bigger your subsidy. Unless you tell the gov-

ernment otherwise, it will rely on your 2012 tax return for an income estimate. But what if you get a raise or a higher paying job? You could get a bigger subsidy than you qualify for. If that happens, you must repay at least part of the money when you file your 2014 tax return.

tral and southern Illinois when they graduate, because that part of the state needs doctors. “I think we take, through a holistic admissions process, people that we think would be a good fit for this region,” Dorsey says. “They are of and from the region, they know the values of the area, we train them here, and they gravitate back.” Southern Illinois designed a curriculum that gives prospective doctors hands-on, local experience. “These students are

farmed out back to local communities to work with a family medicine physician in that community, and so they eat, drink and sleep family medicine for about a month,” Dorsey says. That’s a strategy that Quinnipiac also aims to try – in part by sending its students out regularly to spend a day with primary care doctors. And Koeppen says he hopes that strategy works, because he’s got an ambitious goal. Nationally, about a third of graduating doctors go into primary care and stay

there; Quinnipiac’s goal is for 50 percent of its graduates to stay in primary care. This story is part of a collaboration that includes WNPR, NPR and Kaiser Health News. Kaiser Health News is an editorially independent program of the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, a nonprofit, nonpartisan health policy research and communications organization not affiliated with Kaiser Permanente.

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Topics Continued from page 1 knew about the previous report, I realized we couldn’t possibly carry out plans for Spring Street without improving that section of storm sewers,” Busse said. “When I found that report and it said the same thing it kind of justified my thinking on the subject. I personally don’t think we can proceed with the construction of Spring Street without this project; I think we are going

to have issues if we do.” Busse offered to give a presentation to council regarding the situation at a future council meeting. “I think it would be good to do a presentation in case any of our citizens want to stop up and understand why it needs to be done,” said council member Mark Bayse. Busse also reported on the developments of the waste water plant study, which addresses de-

raise stakes ahead of possible future talks with the United States.” “North Korea is asking the world, ‘What are you going to do about this?’” he said. The unidentified North Korean atomic spokesman said the measure is meant to resolve the country’s acute electricity shortage but is also for “bolstering up the nuclear armed force both in quality and quantity,” according to a statement carried by the official Korean Central News Agency. The statement suggests the North will do more to produce highly enriched uranium. The technology needed to make highly enriched uranium bombs is much easier to hide than huge plutonium facilities. North Korea previously insisted that its uranium enrichment was for producing electricity — meaning low enriched uranium. Kim Jin Moo, a North Korea expert at the Korea Institute for Defense Analyses in South Korea, said that by announcing it is “readjusting” all nuclear facilities, including the uranium enrichment plant, North Korea “is blackmailing the international community by suggesting that it will now produce weapons-grade, highly enriched uranium.” The North’s plutonium reactor produces spent fuel rods laced with plutonium and is the core of Nyongbyon. It was disabled under a 2007 deal made at now-dormant aid-for-disarmament negotiations involving the North, the U.S., South Korea, Japan, China and Russia. In 2008, North Korea destroyed the cooling tower at Nyongbyon in a show of commitment, but the deal later stalled after the North balked at allowing intensive international fact-checking of its past nuclear activities. North Korea pulled out of the talks after international condemnation of its long-range rocket launch in April 2009. North Korea “is making it clear that its nuclear arms program is the essence of its national security and that it’s not negotiable,” said Sohn Yong-woo, a professor at the Graduate School of National Defense Strategy of Hannam University in South Korea.

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roads, but this year there is a conflict with St. Theresa’s Church and they can’t use their parking lot, so they have asked to move it back into town where it was originally held up until a few years ago,” Harmon said. “We don’t actually close any of the streets, we put cones out and they provide their own people to watch intersections and we have cruisers in the area to keep cars moving slowly.”

said Mikolajewski, who is also the administrative assistant for the Piqua Area Chamber of Commerce. In addition to addressing safety issues at its monthly meetings and the workshops and seminars that educate area employers, the council also covers health and human resources issues, which intertwine with safety matters. For instance, a recent workshop addressed grief in the workplace which, Mikolajewski said, “can affect safety, as

far as people’s work performance. If they are grieving, they may not have their mind on what they’re doing and that can cause a safety issue. It also can be a HR issue as far as people being off work.” Besides its educational endeavors, the Miami County Safety Council also sponsors scholarships and holds a Christmas food drive. “We have an excellent steering committee with people who really care about safety issues and the community,”

Mikolajewski said. Another incentive for businesses to join the council is that all participating employers receive rebates on their workers’ compensation premiums. Member businesses can receive a 2 percent rebate for attending a specific number of safety council programs, and an additional 2 percent for demonstrating a reduction in the frequency and/or severity of workplace incidents. Membership is open to all businesses, whether af-

filiated with the Piqua Area Chamber of Commerce or not. Annual membership dues are $137, which covers one person attending each of the regular 12 lunch meetings per year. The next meeting will be at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, April 11, at A Learning Place, 201 Robert M. Davis Parkway. Applications for membership and other information are available on the chamber of commerce website at or by calling 773-2765.

pertaining to peddlers/solicitors that would bring the city level with surrounding communities. Thus keeping Piqua from becoming a haven for such individuals. “This tightens up our restrictions,” said Jamison. “We’ve already seen a significant decrease in our number of panhandlers. It just takes some time to work through and to get people that are abusing the system under control.” The evening’s agenda closed with the adoption of a resolution to obtain the services of Burgess and Niple Inc., in a health and development assessment study related to brownfields. The study will be completely financed by a grant from the Agency for Toxic Substances and Dis-

ease Registry to assess potential health implications from brownsites. Brownsites are locations with real, or perceived, environmental issues with the study to focus on the Riverfront District, given the potential for future developments along the river, and will also look at formerly remediated sites. The city finds itself in a unique position as the first community in the United States to have ever received such funding. A team of experts will visit the area over the summer to not only review the physical environment in relation to brownfields but provide guidance to city leaders on how to improve the health and welfare of those living nearby.

The study has other positive potentials, as well. “It could lead to the possibility of additional funding to follow up on this particular study,” said City Manager Gary Huff. Commission meetings are held every first and third Tuesday of the month at 7:30 p.m. at the commission chamber on the second floor of the Government Municipal Complex. For those seeking a more informal opportunity to speak with their city leaders, a commission work session is being offered once a month starting at 7:30 p.m.The public is invited and encouraged to attend with a copy of the meeting agenda available at the city’s website:

sory Council, which is supposed to ensure that the state’s other sources of infrastructure spending are awarded based on a nonpartisan formula. Szollosi, one of a handful of northwest Ohio Democrats who voted for the bill, said he did so because of the amount of construction that will be enabled by the law and because it protects prevailing wage rules, collective bargaining, and 1,000 turnpike jobs. The Ohio Department of Transportation has indicated $600 million would have been spent on major new

highway construction in northern Ohio over the next 20 years if nothing had been done, while the borrowing will generate $1.8 billion over six years for such projects. “The impact this is going to have on economic development and job creation is hard to overstate,” Szollosi said. Dennis Duffey, executive secretary of the Ohio State Building and Construction Trades Council,whose members will benefit from the work, said the bill “has proven the governor is a man of his word.” “While my organization

didn’t support him in his candidacy, I can tell you that we have been pleasantly surprised by his hard work and his dedication to all of Ohio,” Duffey said. Support and opposition for the turnpike borrowing measure crossed party and geographic lines in the General Assembly. Some Republicans broke with their party to oppose the bill, particularly some in northern Ohio who worried the region would be doubletaxed, paying both tolls and gas taxes, to rebuild highways in other parts of the state.

Retiree Continued from page 1 still not up and running, for such designated dogs that will also see to an eventual special color-coded dog tag. “That’s a step,” said Commissioner Joe Wilson with obvious reservations and pointed concerns over there not having been enough done in regards to vicious dogs after the city’s recent history with an attack. While Jamison voiced his own concerns that individuals may rely too heavily on the database for designation when education would be the more reliable route in terms of dealing with unfamiliar, strange dogs. The Chief also provided information regarding the final reading and adoption of code amendment changes

Bill Continued from page 1 said. “Some of those projects that could have been delayed for 20 years are going to get moved up.” The administration has projected 65,000 jobs will be created by the expansion of highway repair projects. The law stipulates that 90 percent of the money raised by the borrowing be spent on projects within 75 miles of the turnpike. Northern Ohio lawmakers who supported the law said they are confident the northern part of the state will be protected by the Transportation ReviewAdvi-



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The Echo Hills Wednesday and Thursday Industrial Leagues will begin on April 17 and 18, respectively. All league and handicap fees must be paid before league starts. BY ROB KISER Anyone with questions Sports Editor can all Chip Fox at 2086. What happens when ■ Baseball the leader of the Indian “Nation” travels to the Mormon “Nation”. A lof of football knowledge is imparted. Piqua football coach Bill There will be a Piqua Nees was recently flown to Baseball Clinic for boys Brigham Young Univerages 7-8 at Pitsenbarger sity to be part of their footPark. ball coaches clinic — one The clinic will be held of only 10 high school from 6-8 p.m. on April 7, coaches to speak at the 14, 21, 28 and May 5. clinic — and the only one Shawn Anderson and a from Ohio. group of Piqua High “I have spoken at clinics School baseball players before,” Nees said. “But, it will teach the basics of the was a tremendous honor game will be taught and to be invited to something players should bring baseball pants or sweats (for sliding), baseball glove, cleats and bat and helmet (if possible). Cost is $40 and checks should be made payable to the PYBSA. Procees will go towards the 2013 8U baseball travel team for tournament fees. Registration and check should be mailed by April 6 to Shawn Anderson, 5480 W. Levering Road, Piqua, OH, 45356. For more information, call (937) 418-8250.

Nees speaks at BYU coaches clinic

Youth clinic set to begin

like this.” Nees has a record of 160-74 and could well become the winningest football coach in Piqua history next season. And during his reign, Piqua has been known for its stingy defense. And two players of the defensive side of the ball from Piqua’s 2006 state championship team had a lot to do with Nees being invited to speak. Pete Rolf graduated from Weber State last year and David Rolf will play his senior season for Utah this fall. Their uncle just happens to be BYU See NEES/Page 10


Bill Nees spent spring break speaking at a BYU coaches clinic.


Piqua drops game

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Indians fall to Tipp 9-5

will air two high school baseball games from FifthThird Field this week. On Friday, Tippecanoe will play Wayne at 7:15 p.m. On Saturday, defending D-IV state champion Minster will be challenged by St. Marys at 12:45 p.m.

“It was a great game,” Piqua coach Rick Claprood said. “Both teams played well.” Haley Dotson picked up her third win of the season, pitching an eight-hitter. She struck out five and walking two. Hummel and McCawley swung the big bats for Piqua. Hummel had a threerun homer.

TIPP CITY — The Piqua baseball team continues to pitch from behind and that is making wins hard to come by. That was the case again Monday as the Indians dropped to 0-2 with a 9-5 loss to the Red Devils. “We talked about that after the game,” Piqua coach Jared Askins said. “Batters are able to sit on pitches and hitting the ball on us.” Taylor Baumeister, TJ Gariety and Cameron Gordon combined on the pitching effort, striking out five and walking five. BJ Marsh continues to swing a big bat for Piqua, going 2-for-3 with a pair of doubles and two runs scored. “He is one of the guys we talked about stepping up,” Askins said. “He is (swinging the bat well)

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Piqua batter Alex Cox makes contact against Houston Tuesday. The Indians won 9-1.

Piqua softball off to 4-0 start Indians take care of Houston Piqua softball coach Rick Claprood has already had a lot to be excited about even though it is early in the season. After winning a 9-8 thriller against Miamisburg Monday in GWOC crossover action, the Indians defeated Houston 9-1 Tuesday. “It has been awhile since we have been 4-0,” Claprood said. “Maybe six,

seven years. The kids are continuing to play well.” It was the Piqua debut of pitcher Jade Piatt, a sophomore who played for Houston last season. Piatt pitched a threehitter, striking out four and walking two. “Jade (Piatt) pitched against her former teammates and really threw the ball well,” Claprood said. “She did a nice job.” Alex Cox had a big game at the plate, going 3for-3 with a double and

two RBI; while Kaci Cotrell had two hits, including a double. Kaity McCawly had a double and two RBI, while Janise Hummel and Shauntel Whitfield both went 2-for-2. “Everyody swung the bats pretty well,” Claprood said. “We scored early, often and played good defense.” Piqua got off to a fast start against Miamisburg, and was able to hold on for a 8-9 win.

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The Indians

QUOTED “My shoulder popped out. This wasn't the best opening day." —Ryan Ludwick on injuring his shoulder sliding

Lehman’s Thomas Covault makes a forehand return as Dylan Sherman looks on Tuesday.

The Lehman tennis team defeated Piqua 5-0 Tuesday. “I thought the kids gave a really good effort and played hard,” Piqua coach Deb Retman said. In singles, Pierce Bennett defeated Andrew Lamphor 6-0, 6-0; Sam Dean defeated Joye Hsiang 6-2, 6-1; and Josh West defeated Tyler Lavey 6-2, 6-0. In doubles, Mitchell Shroyer and Noah Dunn defeated Luke Hanes and Joline Hsiang 6-0, 6-1; See TENNIS/Page 10

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Piqua’s Brenda Tisher hits as Nathan Burkholder looks on Monday against Lehman.


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Piqua boys take third Indians open season at Greenville meet


Houston shortstop Nicolette Holthaus fields the ball Tuesday against Piqua.

Softball Continued from page 9 McCawley was 4-for-4 with three RBI. “Janise (Hummel) is really playing well for us in left field,” Claprood said. “She is just so quick. “Kaity (McCawley) has had some big hits for us. We are starting three freshman and the kids are really playing well.” Piqua will host West Carrollton Thursday. On Monday, Houston pounded Jackson Center 29-0 in its softball opener Monday. freshman Houston Kayla New pitched a fiveinning no-hitter for the Lady Wildcats. Nicolette Holthaus had a triple, three singles and six RBIs to lead Houston, Micalah Hensley doubled and drove in two, Macey Stang and Hannah Trent both had two hits and three RBIs, with one of Trent’s hits being a double, Taylor Willoughby drove in three runs and Madison Schaffner had a double.

Lady Buccs cruise COVINGTON — Covington coach Dean Denlinger couldn't have drawn up a better outcome than what his softball team produced in a 12-0 run rule victory over Anna on Tuesday as 15 of the 18 kids on his roster recorded at least one hit in

Snipes, Casey Yingst and Haley Adams all going 23. Snipes, Adams and Morgan Arbogast each doubled in the game. The victory pushed Covington's record to 3-0 on the young season as it travels to face Coldwater on Thursday. That enthusiasm was on display from start to finish as Covington scored in every inning, including a five-run fourth inning and a three-run sixth inning.

Lady Raiders fall

Megan Anderson catches a pop-up Tuesday. the contest. "It was great to get all eighteen girls into the game and have everyone contribute like they did," said Denlinger. "In the last inning we had five of our eight bench players get hits." Which shows the depth Covington has on its roster and the passion the kids have for the game. "I love the energy and the aggressiveness of our younger kids," Denlinger continued. "We had a re-

serve game last night against Sidney and those girls were so excited. The enthusiasm is contagious." Casey Yingst was also stellar once again on the mound as she went the distance in recording the two-hitter. Yingst struck out 11 and surrendered just one walk on the afternoon. And Covington's bats were on fire with 19 total hits in the contest. Jessie Shilt, Heidi

defending D-IV state champion Minster Tuesday. For Russia, leadoff hitter Trevor Sherman had two hits, both doubles.

baum both doubled. “We did okay considering it was only our second time on a diamond this spring,” said Lehman coach Dave King. “Newton put the ball in play and our defense played pretty well.”

BOTKINS — The Russia Lady Raiders opened the softball season with a 10-0 blanking of Botkins in Shelby County League play Monday. The Lady Raiders got a one-hit pitching performance from Sara Young, who went all five innings and struck out four. Alexa Counts had three hits and scored twice for Russia, Taylor Borchers had two RBIs and scored twice, and Olivia Monnin was 3-for-3, drove in four runs and scored twice.

Lady Roaders lose BRADFORD — The Bradford softball lost 5-4 to New Bremen Tuesday. Haley Patty pitched a two-hitter, striking out 15 and walking two. Eric Hart was 2-for-4 at the plate for Bradford.

Baseball Continued from page 9 and continues to ride that momentum.” Michael Anderson was 2-for-3 with two RBI, while Luke Schneider had a hit and a RBI. Noah Gertner was 1-for3 with a run scored, while Buddy Nix was 1-for-3 with one RBI and a run scored. Piqua will travel to Beavercreek today.

Buccs now 3-0 COVINGTON — The Covington Buccaneers kept their early-season hot streak rolling with an impressive 6-3 win over Anna on Tuesday to improve to 3-0. Fortunately for Covington, Austin Angle has found a groove on the mound as he threw a complete game in his second straight outing. Kyler Deeter came up with a two-run double, while Bryton Lear doubled in a run and Cole Owens recorded an RBI single.

Raiders lose RUSSIA — The Russia baseball team lost 20-3 to

MONDAY Cavs win opener SIDNEY — Lehman roughed up Newton in a 14-4 verdict in high school baseball action on Monday. The Cavaliers scored nine times in the first three innings in the season opener, and after Newton rallied for four in the top of the fifth, the Cavs struck for five in the bottom of the inning to end it right there. Cole Proffitt had two hits including a double and drove in two, AJ Hemmelgarn had a two-run single and four RBIs in all, Greg Spearman doubled and scored three times, Andrew Gilardi doubled, Drew Westerheide doubled and drive in two and Nate Bosway had two RBIs. For Newton, Courtney doubled and drove in two, and Hussong and Wel-

Buccs get win COVINGTON — Covington improved to 2-0 with an 8-3 win over New Knoxville Monday after beating St. Henry on Saturday.. And it took a stellar pitching effort by senior rookie, Cole Owens against New Knoxville. For Owens, he overcame some early nerves to throw five scoreless innings after giving up two in the first. Owens struck out seven batters and when the Rangers made contact he had a solid defense behind him. Ryan Boehringer that broke open a 3-2 game in the bottom of the fourth inning with a big basesloaded double. Lear drove in two runs in the contest, while Kyler

Deeter went 2-4. Owens helped his own cause with an RBI double.

Russia gets win BOTKINS — The Russia baseball team scored six runs in the fourth inning in an 8-1 win over Botkins in SCL action. Treg Francis pitched six innings and combined with Austin Gariety on three-hitters, striking out nine and walking three. Trevor Sherman and Bailey Francis were 2-for3 with a double and two RBI, while Cole McEldowney was 2-for-4.

Tiger boys win ARCANUM — Versaiulles scored five runs in the second inning in an 87 win over Arcanum Monday. Damien Richard was 3for-4 with three doubles and two RBI; while Lee Ruhenkamp and Dan Borchers had two hits each. Also hitting doubles were Mitch Gigandet, Jace Barga, Ruhenkamp and Jake Wenning, who drove in three runs.

GREENVILLE — The Piqua boys track and field team finished third in a tri-meet at Greenville Tuesday. “Given what was thrown at us, I thought we handled it pretty well,” Piqua coach Scott Kaye said. “We were coming off spring break and had one practice. I thought the kids did pretty and are excited about the competition they will see this weekend.” Picking up wins for Piqua were Kyler Holland, 110 hurdles, 17.51; Mason Kirkland, 800, 2:21.67; and Brendan Fries, shot put, 43-8 1-2. The foursome of Alex

Nees, Tate Honeycutt, Troy Iddings and Trent Yeoman won the 400 relay, 47.12; and took second in the 800 relay, 1:38.96. Also finishing second were Isaiah Garber, 800, 2:38.77; Jalen Hudgins, long jump, 15-9 1-2; and Tyrone Collier, high jump, 5-6. Taking third were Honeycutt, 100, 11.5; Kirkland, 400, 56.39; Fries, discus, 120-8; and Holland, pole vault, 11-6. Finishing fourth were Yeomans, 100, 11.65; and Zack Fitzner, discus, 1193. Piqua runs at the Northmont Invitational Saturday.

Cleveland wins season opener Indians beat Blue Jays 7-4 TORONTO (AP) — NL Cy Young winner R.A. Dickey and the overhauled Toronto Blue Jays struggled in their opener and lost to Asdrubal Cabrera, Justin Masterson and the Cleveland Indians 4-1 Tuesday night. Cabrera hit a two-run homer off Dickey, Masterson pitched six innings and the Indians ended their streak of opening

day losses at four. Cleveland won its opener for the first time since beating the Chicago White Sox in 2008. Indians had The dropped eight of their last 10 openers. Excited by the winter acquisitions of Dickey, Jose Reyes and other AllStars, fans in Toronto were eager to see the revamped roster in action.

Nees Continued from page 9 defensive line coach Steve Kaufusi. “The Rolfs were the connection,” Nees said. “They are nephews of Steve Kaufusi and he suggested to Bronco (Mendenhall, BYU’s head coach) that they invite me and they did.” And no surprise, they had a topic in mind for Nees. “They wanted me to talk about defense, specifically,” Nees said. And the great thing about the clinic is the merging of ideas. “There were a lot of Xs and Os discussed,” Nees said. “BYU is very similar to us. Bronco Mendenhall talks about all the intangibles that make up a football team. They play a brutal schedule. They play teams like Texas non-conference.” And Nees said the experience will make Piqua a better football team in the future. “When I was getting on the plane to come back,” Nees said. “I was thinking there were at least 12 or 13 things Bronco (Mendenhall) mention that I could use and will really help our football program. Next season will be a familiar schedule for Piqua — the only game that will change is the opener, with the Indians traveling to Toledo Rogers, who re-

place Elida on the schedule. “We have big road trips the opening week and with Beavercreek,” Nees said. “The rest of the games are pretty close to home.” The one big difference is Piqua’s final nine games are expected to kickoff at 7 p.m., 30 minutes earlier than year ago. The GWOC stated wanting to get kids back home earlier as a big reason. And the Indians have been hard work in the weight room this spring. “The great thing about it is the kid find time to play a spring sport and come in here after that,” Nees said. “People ask me all the time when the offseason is. There is no offseason — because there is no off-season for the teams we are playing against.” Nees sees a group of guys hungry to be part of the postseason for the first time since 2007. “They are all working hard,” Nees said. “Hopefully, we are winning games right now with the work they are putting in.” And Nees also has the opportunity to share what he learned from the wealth of football knowledge discussed with some great football minds — as you might have expected when the Indian Nation met the Mormon Nation.

Tennis Continued from page 9 while Riley Pickrell and Louie Gaier defeated Devon Parshall and Jared Haney 6-0, 6-0. Lehman was coming off a 4-1 win over St. Marys Monday. In singles, Pierce Bennett defeated Cole Brooks 6-1. 6-0; Sam Dean lost to Jason Freewalt 6-4, 5-7, 6-

2; and Josh West defeated Nick Rohr 6-4, 6-4. In doubles, Mitchell Shroyer and Noah Dunn defeated Kevin Dammeyer and Zac Welson 6-1, 6-1; and Riley Pickrel and Louis Gaier defeated Noah Hartsock and Justin Wedderman 63, 6-1.




Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Reds lose long opening-day game in 13 Angels get 3-1 victory


Shin-Soo Choo slides across the plate as Jered Weaver tries to make a tag Monday afternoon. an impressive showing by the Angels' bullpen, which allowed only one hit over the final seven innings. A team that sunk $125 million into acquiring outfielder Josh Hamilton to upgrade its offense pulled this one out with a bullpen that has a few questions to start the season. "I've been hearing some mixed stories about whether that's going to be our weak point," said starter Jered Weaver, who allowed two hits in six innings and gave up a run on a wild pitch. "That's what it's going to take to win some key games." Angels pitchers fanned 13 in all, their highest total on opening day. Shin-Soo Choo had a solid debut at the Reds' leadoff hitter, reaching three times. He doubled in the third and came around on a ground out and Weaver's wild pitch. The Reds also suffered their first injury of the season on the run-producing play. Left fielder Ryan Ludwick dislocated his right shoulder while sliding headfirst into third

Game not only loss for Cincinnati team

base on Weaver's wild pitch. He'll have an MRI on Tuesday to determine the severity. "The ground was a little wet, and when I hit the ground my hand stopped," Ludwick said. "Normally, it slides with you. My shoulder popped out. This wasn't the best opening day." The bulllpens decided an opener between two teams that think they can contend for the playoffs right from the first pitch — which was a 92 mph fastball by Cueto for a called strike. The Angels' biggest offseason move was signing Hamilton, who had a nostalgic start to the season. He started his comeback in Cincinnati on opening day 2007 after years of drug abuse. He got a standing ovation that day before his pinch-hit appearance in 2007, a fly out. Hamilton got another loud ovation on Monday from fans who wished he'd stayed for more than a year. Cincinnati traded him to Texas after one season.

million dollar deal to stay last December, one of several moves to keep the defending division champions intact for another playoff run. The 34-year-old outfielder was a key component in their championship season. After Votto went down with torn knee cartilage that caused him to miss 48 games, Ludwick became the Reds' top run producer. He batted .340 with 12 homers and 36 RBIs while Votto recuperated. Ludwick also led the team with three homers during a five-game series loss to San Francisco in the opening round of the playoffs. Overall, he batted .275 with 26 homers and 80 RBIs in 125 games last season, including 107 starts in left field. Chris Heisey took over for Ludwick after he got hurt on Monday. Heisey started 80 games in the outfield last season and batted .265 with seven homers and 31 RBIs. Manager Dusty Baker was noncommittal after the game when asked if Heisey would take over the starting job in left field. Baker will have to juggle his lineup to try to make up for the loss of Ludwick's production.


Johnny Cueto fires a strike Monday. 2B Brandon Phillips, who played on the team. ... Weaver became the first AL starter to bat on opening day since Pat Dobson (Orioles) and Mel Stottlemyre Sr. (Yankees) in 1972. Weaver struck out twice, leaving Angels

pitchers 1 for 29 all-time on opening day. ... The 4hour, 45-minute game was the longest opener in Angels history. ... Cueto's nine strikeouts were the most by a Reds pitcher on opening day since Mario Soto struck out 10 in 1982.


Ludwick needs shoulder surgery CINCINNATI (AP) — Reds outfielder Ryan Ludwick tore cartilage in his right shoulder while sliding into third base during the season opener and will need surgery, leaving the defending NL Central champions without one of their main run producers for an uncertain period. The team didn't project how long Ludwick will be out. Ludwick dislocated his right shoulder on a headfirst slide in the third inning of Cincinnati's 3-1, 13-inning loss to the Los Angeles Angels on Monday. He said the shoulder popped out when his hand caught on the dirt. An MRI on Tuesday — the team's day off — found the torn cartilage. He'll have surgery on Wednesday. The Reds plan to put him on the 15-day disabled list and replace him on the roster before the second game of their series against the Angels. It's a significant setback for the Reds, who relied on Ludwick's right-handed hitting to balance lefthanders Joey Votto and Jay Bruce in the middle of the lineup. Ludwick batted cleanup, between Votto and Bruce. His value to the team was evident when they gave him a two-year, $15

Hamilton was 0 for 4 with a pair of walks. Albert Pujols also failed to get a hit, leaving the Rangers with nothing out of their power spots. Nobody on the Reds looked forward to the opener more than Cueto, who strained muscles in his side on his eighth pitch in the playoff opener last year. He had to sit and watch as the Reds blew a two-game advantage and lost to the Giants in the first round, in part because his injury left the rotation in disarray. Fully healed, the righthander was back on his game. He gave up three hits and fanned nine, including Iannetta and pinch-hitter J.B. Shuck with the bases loaded in the seventh to keep it tied at 1. NOTES: It was sunny and 47 degrees at the first pitch. The crowd of 43,168 was the largest at Great American Ball Park for a regular-season game. ... Joe Torre, who managed the U.S. team in the World Baseball Classic, threw a ceremonial pitch to Reds

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CINCINNATI (AP) — In a game so long that everything became blurred, catcher Chris Iannetta had one thing clearly in mind when he dug in for his final at-bat. Don't strike out again. He didn't. Iannetta singled with the bases loaded in the 13th inning Monday, sending the Los Angeles Angels to a 3-1 victory over the Cincinnati Reds in an opener that set a few records and emptied both bullpens and benches. "Not what you script for the first day going on," said Iannetta, who caught all 13 innings. The first interleague season opener in major league history showed what happens when first games are played in Ohio. Last year, the Blue Jays beat the Indians 7-4 in 16 innings in Cleveland, the longest opener in major league history. This one was a fitting follow-up at the other end of the state. And Iannetta was in the middle of it. He hit a solo homer in the third inning off Johnny Cueto, then grounded out and struck out three times, including with the bases loaded in the seventh inning to keep it tied at 1. "It was a long day at that point," Iannetta said. "I'd had some pretty forgettable at-bats. I was just trying not to strike out." Hoover walked two and hit Hank Conger — the Angels' final position player — to load the bases with two outs. Iannetta worked the count full, fouled off a couple pitches, then singled to left. With that, the Reds were headed to a loss in their longest season opening game since 1975, when they beat the Dodgers 2-1 in 14 innings. "That was a heck of an opening day game," Hoover said. "It would have been better if we'd have come out on top." Mark Lowe pitched two innings for the win. Ernesto Frieri, the Angels' seventh pitcher, completed



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Browns fans frustrated with McCoy trade Cleveland gets late draft pick BY JEFF SCHUDEL Willoughby Herald Colt McCoy, a player that personified a loyal yet frustrated Browns fan base for three years, was traded to the 49ers on Monday afternoon just hours after participating in the start of the offseason program in Berea. The Browns also sent a sixth-round draft pick to San Francisco, pick 173 overall, and in exchange got a fifth-round pick (164) and a seventh-round pick (227) from the 49ers. Former general manager Tom Heckert drafted McCoy in the third round in 2010. The Browns went to training camp that summer with Jake Delhomme, Seneca Wallace and McCoy as their quarterbacks. That was also the first year former president Mike Holmgren was in charge. Holmgren announced on the day McCoy was drafted the former Texas Longhorn would not play as a rookie. Instead, he would absorb the wisdom of veteran Delhomme and be ready to challenge for

mained loyal all through 2011 when he was 4-9 as a starter and especially last season when he sat behind Brandon Weeden for 15 games. Weeden started in Denver in the 15th game and was injured in the third quarter. McCoy replaced him and suffered a similar shoulder injury. McCoy’s final numbers with the Browns: 6-15 as a starter, 409 completions in 702 attempts for 4,388 yards, 21 touchdown passes and 20 interceptions. A reader going by the posting name “geohman” has been in McCoy’s corner from the start. He typified in his post Monday night what he and other McCoy supporters have been saying since 2010: “Colt’s got to be smiling ear to ear. On a Super Bowl bound team! Amazing how one team sees potential and another team, though he beat Patriots and Saints, sees nothing!” “Jingabell” echoed the sentiment: “If there are ANY Cleveland sports fans left out there — I feel sorry for you — as once again, without giving a great athlete any chance whatsoever, make yet another stupid and not unexpected move to destroy

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having our first organized on-field work on April 16.” As a first-year head coach, Chudzinski is allowed one extra three-day minicamp. He scheduled his for April 16-18 so he can see his veterans on the practice field before the three-day draft begins April 25. ■ The Browns' purging of players acquired by the former regime continued Tuesday when linebacker Chris Gocong and safety Usama Young were released. Gocong missed all of 2012 on injured reserve after suffering a ruptured right Achilles tendon in practice early in training camp. Young missed two games with injuries last season before a thumb injury sent him to injured reserve for the final game. Gocong started 32 games and totaled 141 tackles with 5 1/2 sacks, six passes defensed, three fumble recoveries and three forced fumbles in 2010-11. Young was one of three free agents signed in 2011 along with Dimitri Patterson and running back Brandon Jackson. Young played in 29 games with 19 starts and posted 118 tackles.

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Ignatius quarterback, soon after they finalize a trade for Carson Palmer. Good beginning Sixty-one of 63 players on the roster were in Berea on Monday for the start of the offseason program. That puts Coach Rob Chudzinski about four months ahead of where Pat Shurmur was in his first season as head coach in 2011. That was the year of the lockout, in which there were no offseason programs in the NFL. Coaches and players did not gather until the start of training camp. “It was great to see the guys as a group for the first time,” Chudzinski said Monday. “I was extremely pleased with the turnout — we had more than 60 players participate. I believe that the program (strength and conditioning coach) Brad (Roll) and our strength staff has devised will greatly benefit our players. “These next two weeks will be an opportunity for the players to get acclimated to our offseason program, spend some time getting to know each other and also to have some meeting time with their position coaches before

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the starting job in 2011. Fans seemed OK with that, because at the time they believed in Holmgren. The “watch and learn” plan went out the window quickly. Delhomme was injured in the season opener in Tampa. Wallace started and finished the next three games. Wallace started against the Falcons in the fifth game and sprained his ankle. Delhomme, still not recovered from his own ankle injury, replaced Wallace and clearly was not ready. The Browns lost, 20-10. So much for McCoy not playing as a rookie. McCoy made his NFL debut in Pittsburgh on Oct. 17, 2010. He played with determination, completing 23 of 33 passes for 281 yards with one touchdown and two interceptions, but the Browns lost, 28-10. McCoy went on to finish 2-6 as a rookie. The two victories were in New Orleans and against the Patriots. It did not matter that in those two games McCoy completed a combined 23 of 35 passes for 284 yards with no touchdowns (and no interceptions). McCoy fans were hooked, and they re-

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105 Announcements VENDOR/ CRAFT Show, April 6th, 11am-6pm, Mote Park Community Center, 635 Gordon Street, Piqua, Ohio, (937)541-9631.

125 Lost and Found LOST: 2 Dogs Northwest Houston area. 10 year old Black Labrador Retriever, named Brutus. 6 year old Golden Retriever named Max. $200 reward. Both dogs are very friendly, Please call and leave a message if I can't answer when you call. $200 (937)726-4901. 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.

280 Transportation

SALES PROFESSIONAL Bruns General Contracting, Inc. is currently seeking a Sales Professional. College degree and construction experience are preferred. Bruns offers health & life insurance, 401(k) program, paid holidays & vacations and more. Compensation is base salary and commission commensurate with skills and experience. Mail, Fax, or E-mail resume to: Mike Caughell, Bruns General Contracting, Inc. 3050 Tipp-Cowlesville Rd. Tipp City, OH 45371 Fax: (937)339-8051 E-mail:

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235 General

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GROUNDS MAINTENANCE Seasonal Employment opportunity performing grounds maintenance at local apartment communities in the Troy and Piqua areas. Applicants must have own transportation and submit to a background check. Applicants can apply at: 997 N. Market Street Suite 4 Troy, OH 45373 (937)335-5223

HELP WANTED: Janitor/ Floor Tech (Troy): Previous floor care experience is required. Monday - Friday, 5pm-1:30am. $10 hour. Apply online and click on employment. LaCosta Facility Support Services, (847)487-3179,

STEEL BUILDING ERECTORS COMMERCIAL CARPENTERS CERTIFIED WELDERS Bruns General Contracting, Inc. is currently seeking Commercial Carpenters with management experience, Steel Building Erectors & Certified Welders. Bruns offers health & life insurance, 401(k) program, paid holidays & vacations and more. Compensation is commensurate with skills and experience. Mail, Fax, or E-mail resume to: H.R. Director Bruns General Contracting, Inc. 3050 Tipp-Cowlesville Rd. Tipp City, OH 45371 Fax: (937)339-8051 Email:

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240 Healthcare

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Licensed Practical Nurses We are looking for compassionate, dependable people who are willing to learn. Must be willing to work every other weekend.

275 Situation Wanted JOB WANTED: Looking for farm equipment operator position for spring planting season. (prefer RED equipment), (937)503-0504.

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2 BEDROOM, upstairs, unfurnished, inquire at 913 South Street, Piqua. PIQUA, Downtown, upstairs loft, $400 monthly, no pets, credit check required, (937)418-8912 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

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320 Houses for Rent 2 BEDROOM house in country, 2 car garage, Bethel Township, No pets! $700 monthly plus deposit, 6395 Studebaker Road, (937)667-4144 for appointment to see 2 BEDROOM, Piqua, fenced yard, $595, available 3/1, (937)778-9303 days, (937)604-5417 evenings. MONROE TOWNSHIP, 4 bedroom, located on Nashville Road. $650 plus deposit. (937)335-1889

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

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PLAYER PIANO with bench and sheet music, 41" high, excellent condition, approximately 200 rolls, $1200, (937)368-2290.

805 Auto

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583 Pets and Supplies JACK RUSSELL Terrier pups, 2 females, $150 each. Call (419)582-4211.

850 Motorcycles/Mopeds 592 Wanted to Buy

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Great gas mileage, extra clean, new tires, 129K miles, $5700 OBO (937)776-3521 or (937)684-0555

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PAUL AULT, JR., et. al. Defendants. NOTICE


Plaintiff has brought this action naming you as defendants in the above-named court by filing its Complaint for Foreclosure on January 8, 2013.

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The object of the complaint is to foreclosure two mortgages against the real estate located at 909 W. High Street, Piqua, Ohio, which was owned by Margaret D. Ault at the time of her death on August 15, 2012, and to require the sale of the property to satisfy the loan balance due to Plaintiff.




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In our hearts your memory lingers, sweetly tender, fond and true. There is not a day, dear Mother/Father, that we do not think of you. Thank you for loving and sharing, for giving and for caring. God bless you and keep you, until we meet again. Your life was a blessing, your memory a treasure. You are loved beyond words and missed beyond measure. Those we love we never lose, for always they will be, loved remembered, treasured, always in our memory. It broke our hearts to lose you, but you did not go alone. For part of us went with you, the day God called you home. My heart still aches in sadness, my silent tears still flow. For what it meant to lose you, no one will ever know. Memory is a lovely lane, where hearts are ever true. A lane I so often travel down, because it leads to you. Oh how we wish he/she was here today, to see all the blessings we have. Yet somehow you know that he/she is guiding us on our paths. Tenderly we treasure the past with memories that will always last. Remembering you on this day, comforted by so many memories. In the hearts of those who loved you, you will always be there. If love could have saved you, you would have lived forever. . Loved always, sadly missed. Forever remembered, forever missed. Suffer little children to come unto me.



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Jan A. Mottinger Clerk of Court of Common Pleas Miami County, Ohio

We remember those who have passed away and are especially dear to us. On Monday, May 27, 2013, we will publish a special section devoted to those who are gone, but not forgotten.


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In case of your failure to answer or otherwise respond as permitted by the Ohio Rules of Civil Procedure within the time stated, judgment by default will be rendered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint.

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You are required to answer the complaint within twenty-eight days after the last publication of this notice, which will be published once each week for six successive weeks, and the last publication will be made on May 1, 2013.

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or Attn: In Loving Memory 224 S. Market St. Troy, OH 45313

Piqua Daily Call Attn: In Loving Memory 100 Fox Drive, Suite B Piqua, OH 45356

Publishes in both Troy Daily News and Piqua Daily Call for $16.50. Deadline for this special tribute is May 10,2013. Please call (937) 498-5925 with any questions.

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Ohio Columbus Barber: America’s Match King Ohio Columbus Barber was born on April 20, 1841 in Middlebury, Ohio. In 1845, his family moved to the Akron area 2331 W. Market St., Troy • 937.339.4800 where his father, Charles, began manufacturing matches in Buy 2 Entrees the family barn and selling them door-to-door. Eventually, O.C. & Get an Appetizer 1/2 PRICE! quit high school to become the company salesman. He The North Central Ohio distributed the matches to country stores by horse-drawn wagon and canal boats because railroads would not handle the Solid Waste District "Promoting Greater Participation highly flammable matches. in Recycling" Barber married Laura Brown of Coventry in 1866. Their two children, Anna Laura and Charles Herschel, died in infancy. By the 1880s, Barber’s company, Diamond Match, was a STOP SMOKING Present consolidation of 12 companies and held 85 percent of the in just ONE sesson! this coupon for Before your session learn about hypnosis: nation’s matches market. The company moved its • How it lowers stress $ • How hypnosis is 100% safe OFF 15 headquarters to Chicago, attracting wealthy investors and a • How you are always in control reg. price single • How you feel under hypnosis private • Weight Control included in session! global market. But Barber still took a personal interest in session • Akron, modernizing the city’s utilities, and in the company’s MIAMI VALLEY HYPNOSIS 332-8700 factories and employees’ welfare. Diamond Match was the first company to develop a company dental plan for all employees. Barber believed in diversification. He also believed a businessman should be directly involved in no less than five RANDY HARVEY businesses at all times to help keep his mind sharp. Lawncare Manager (937) 335-6418 (Ohio) 1-800-237-5296 625 Olympic Dr. In 1891, he founded the town of Barberton to expand his Fax (937) 339-7952 Troy, Ohio 45373 many business concerns. While president of Diamond Match, Memory Lane he also was involved with other many companies, including Antiques, LLC Stirling Boiler Works (now Babcock and Wilcox), National Sewer Pipe, Creedmore Cartridge, Diamond Rubber (now B.F. 128 East Poplar Street Goodrich), American Alumina, Barberton Whiteware, Kirkham Sidney, Ohio 45365 937-495-1014 Art Tile and Pottery, Akron Wool and Felt, General Fire Betty S. Johnson, Owner Extinguisher (now Tyco International), Great Western Cereal (now part of Quaker Oats), Barberton Land and Improvement, Akron City Hospital (now Summa Health Systems), O.C. Barber Concrete, American Strawboard, O.C. Barber Fertilizer, 128 S. Main St., Sidney (Next to Ron & Nita’s) Cararra Paint and First Second National Bank of Akron. 492-3330 After retiring in 1909, Barber spent his days developing and M-TH 9-6; F 9-8; Sat 9-5 managing Anna Dean, his 3,500-acre farm in Barberton, named for his daughter Anna Laura, and his son-in-law, Dr. Miami Arthur Dean Bevan. Soil & Water Conservation District A large, vigorous man who believed in a proper diet, he exercised daily and lived to be nearly 79. Tire magnate Harvey 1330 N.Cty Rd. 25A; Ste C; Troy, Ohio 45373 335-7645 or 335-7666 Fax 335-7465 Firestone, who gave Barber’s eulogy, summed up his life and vision in a phrase, noting, “He saw into the future as few of Piqua: N. Wayne St. 615-1042 us can.” Covington Ave 778-4617 E. Ash St.-Wal-Mart


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Words to Know: vigorous eulogy magnate flammable diversification consolidation For Discussion: 1. What made matches so necessary for life in the 1840s? What do we need matches for today? 2. Barber was involved with a wide variety of companies. Of those listed, how many are still in business? 3. Locate on a weather map each city named in this article. Which is farthest from your school? Which is the closest? Newspaper Activities: 1. Design a newspaper ad for Diamond Matches that might have been used in the 1840s. How would it differ from an ad in today’s newspapers?

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Family Mexican Restaurant

Not valid with any other offers. Valid Sun-Thurs. Excludes Alcohol. Expires 6-30-13. Not valid on Cinco de Mayo (May 5th) or Mother’s Day.

Family Mexican Restaurant

Not valid with any other offers. Valid Sun-Thurs. Excludes Alcohol. Expires 6-30-13. Not valid on Cinco de Mayo (May 5th) or Mother’s Day.

The Newspapers In Education Mission

– Our mission is to provide Miami, Shelby and neighboring county school districts with a weekly newspaper learning project that promotes reading and community journalism as a foundation for communication skills, utilizing the Piqua Daily Call, the Sidney Daily News, the Record Herald and the Troy Daily News as quality educational resource tools.

Thank you to our sponsors!

The generous contributions of our sponsors and I-75 Group Newspapers vacation donors help us provide free newspapers to community classrooms as well as support NIE activities. To sponsor NIE or donate your newspaper while on vacation, contact NIE Coordinator Dana Wolfe at or (937) 440-5211


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