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Obama proposes $3.8 trillion budget Spending plan suggests trimming Social Security, taxing wealthy to reduce deficit BY MARTIN CRUTSINGER Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) President Barack Obama sent Congress a $3.8 trillion spending blueprint on Wednesday that strives to achieve a “grand bargain” to tame runaway deficits, raising taxes on the wealthy and trimming popular benefit programs including Social Security and Medicare. The president’s budget proj-

ects deficit reductions of $1.8 trillion over the next decade, achieved with higher taxes, reductions in payments to Medicare providers and cutbacks in the cost-of-living adjustments paid to millions of recipients in Social Security and other government programs. The budget would also nearly double the federal tax on cigarettes to $1.95 per pack. That money would fund a new

pre-school program for 4-yearolds. The president’s proposed spending for the 2014 fiscal year, which begins Oct. 1, would rise 2.5 percent from this year. The budget projects a deficit for the current year of $973 billion, falling to $744 billion in 2014. Those would be the first deficits below $1 trillion since 2008. Even with the president’s deficit reductions, the budget

projects the red ink would total $5.3 trillion over the next 10 years. The plan includes a compromise proposal that Obama offered to House Speaker John Boehner during “fiscal cliff” negotiations last December. Boehner walked away from those talks because of his objections to raising taxes on the wealthy. By including proposals to trim Social Security and

Medicare, the government’s two biggest benefit programs, Obama is hoping to entice Republicans to consider tax increases. “I have already met Republicans more than halfway, so in the coming days and weeks I hope that Republicans will come forward and demonstrate that they’re really as serious about the deficit and debt as they claim to be,” Obama said in the White House Rose Garden.

PHS to take the stage with ‘Aida’ BY BELINDA M. PASCHAL Staff Writer



Above: Aida (Summer Littlejohn, left) performs with Amneris (Sierra Iddings) during a Tuesday dress rehearsal for the Piqua High School Music Department production of “Aida” in the Piqua High School auditorium. Below: The cast performs a group number during Tuesday’s dress rehearsal. Performances will be Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are available at the high school office.

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PIQUA — Performing the Elton John/Tim Rice pop opera “Aida” might seem an ambitious, if not impossible, undertaking for a high school cast, but when that group has already tackled the likes of “Les Miserables,” it’s going to take more than “Bye Bye Birdie” to challenge them. “I always try to do something that’s fun for the kids,” said Tom Westfall, Piqua High School’s music director, who is codirecting the upcoming production with Susan Bollinger. “But at the same time, one of my goals is raising the bar.” Indeed, Westfall has raised the bar to lofty

heights with this contemporary take on Guiseppe Verdi’s classic opera that features moving ballads, spirited choral numbers, dazzling costumes and elaborate staging. “I love the music to this show and it’s been on my wish list for a while,” Westfall said. Presented in two acts, “Aida,” boasts a plot to rival any daytime soap opera. The title character is a N u b i a n princess (played by Summer Littlejohn) who is captured by an Egyptian soldier, Radames (Devon Parshall), who falls in love with her instead of Amneris (Sierra Iddings), the Egyptian princess to whom he’s betrothed. When Aida and Radames’

Saturday mail to continue BY PAULINE JELINEK Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) The financially beleaguered Postal Service backpedaled on its plan to end Saturday mail delivery, conceding Wednesday that its gamble to compel congressional approval had failed. With limited options for saving money, the governing board said the agency should reopen negotiations with unions to lower labor costs and consider raising mail prices. The Postal Service said in February that it planned to switch to fiveday-a-week deliveries beginning in August for everything except packages as a way to hold down losses. That announcement See Aida/Page 2 was risky. The agency was asking Congress to drop from spending legislation the longtime ban on five-day-only delivery. Congress did not do that when it passed a spending measure last month. “By including restrictive language … Congress has prohibited implementation of a new national delivery schedule for mail and package,” according to the board.

‘Guys and Dolls’ opens today at Lehman SIDNEY — The Lehman Catholic Music Department will present its 35th annual allschool musical April 11, 12, and 13 at the school. This year’s musical, “Guys and Dolls,” is considered by many to be one of Broadway’s best romantic comedies. Set in Damon Runyon’s mythical New York City, “Guys and Dolls” is based on a fastpaced book by Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows. Featuring music by Frank Loesser, “Guys and Dolls” is the story of a gambler, Sky Masterson, who woos a Salvation Mission girl, Sarah Brown, to win a bet and ends up in love. The parallel story is that of a nightclub performer, Miss Adelaide, and her devoted fiancé of 14 years, Nathan Detroit, who makes the bet with Sky to fund his floating crap game. The show features many songs that have become Broadway classics, including “Luck Be a Lady Tonight,” “Sit Down, You’re Rocking the Boat,” “Adelaide’s Lament,” “Marry LUKE GRONNEBERG/CIVITAS MEDIA the Man Today,” “Fugue for Tinhorns,” and Performing a dress rehearsal for “Guys and Dolls” at Lehman Catholic High School Monthe title tune. The show was first produced in day are (l-r) Millie Wildenhaus, 18, of Piqua, as Sarah Brown, Danny Davis, 18, of Sidney, 1950, winning five Tony Awards, including as Sky Masterson, and Patrick Blenman, 17, of Sidney, as Arvide Abernathy. Show times are 7 p.m. today and 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday at Lehman. See Guys/Page 2

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Ralph L. Brown LAKEVIEW — Ralph L. Brown, 85, of Lakeview, formerly of Piqua and Sidney, died at 2:48 p.m. Tuesd a y , April 9, 2013, at St. Rita’s Medi c a l Center, Lima. He was b o r n BROWN Jan. 9, 1928, in Darke County, to the late William and Mary (Bruey) Brown. He married Barbara A. Siegel on Jan. 9, 1954, in Newport; she preceded him in death Nov. 20, 2007. Mr. Brown is survived by four children, Terrance (Kathi) Brown of DeGraff, Russell (Jana) Brown of Sidney, Lynne Page of Sidney, and Cynthia (Michael) Raterman of Botkins; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and a brother, Paul (Dottie) Brown of Dayton. He was preceded in death by two brothers; five sisters; and an infant son, Douglas Brown. Ralph was a graduate of Houston High School and served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. As

a young he man, played first base and pitcher for the Newport Cubs semipro baseball team. He was a past member of St. Mary Catholic Church, Holy Angels Catholic Church, and currently attended St. Mary of the Woods Catholic Church in Russells Point. He retired from Ross Aluminum of Sidney, and enjoyed sports, fishing, and drag racing. A Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Friday, at St. Mary Catholic Church, Piqua, with the Rev. Fr. Thomas Bolte as Celebrant. Burial will follow in Miami Memorial Park, Covington, where full military honors will be conducted by the Veterans Elite Tribute Squad. Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. Thursday at the Jamieson & Yannucci Funeral Home, Piqua. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Rita’s Hospice, 959 W. North St. Lima, OH 45805. Guestbook condolences and expressions of sympathy, to be provided to the family, may be expressed through

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F. Bruce Johnson COVINGTON — F. Bruce Johnson, 86, of Covington, passed away Tuesday, April 9, 2013, at Miami Valley Hospital, Dayton. Bruce was born in Troy on Sept. 2, 1926, to the late Bertram A. and Mildred (Hershey) Johnson. He was a graduate of Covington High School, class of 1944; was a U.S. Navy veteran serving during World War II, serving aboard the USS Grayson (Destroyer); retired with 35 years of service from Dayton Power & Light Co.; worked part-time at Sellmans Furniture Store; attended Covington Presbyterian Church; was a Past Master of Covington Masonic Lodge and current member F&AM Franklin Lodge No. 14, Troy; member of American Legion AB Cole Post No. 80, Covington; served on Covington Park Board, Covington City Council, School Board (during time Covington High School built); and was active in Little League, bowling and golf. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Merri Lou Johnson in 2011; son, Scott Johnson in 2002; and sister, Beth Michaels. Bruce is survived by his son and daughter-in-

law, Steve and Lisa Johnson of T r o y ; daughter and son-in-law, Stephanie and Jim Kessler of Mason, Ohio; daughterin-law, Cindy Johnson of Covington; five grandchildren, Matt and wife Meredith Kessler, Jeff and wife Holly Johnson, Molly Johnson, Andy Johnson and Ashley Johnson; four greatgrandchildren, Carter, Reagan, Madison and Jackson Kessler; sisterin-law, Anne Ferrell of Perrysburg, Ohio; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Bridges-StockerFraley Funeral Home, Covington, with Pastor Greg Kurtz officiating. Interment Highland Cemetery, Covington, with military honors provided by V.E.T.S. The family will receive friends from 4-7 p.m. Friday with Masonic Service to follow at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or Miami County Relay For Life. Condolences may be sent to the family at

Dale Lee Snyder TROY — Henry Alfred Carpenter, 81, of Troy , passed away Saturday, April 6, 2013, at his home. He was born Jan. 31, 1932, in Jackson County, to the late Luther and Liddie Carpenter. He served from 19511962 in the United States Air Force. He is survived by his wife, Betty (Akers) Carpenter of Troy; brother, William “Wendell” Carpenter; sister, Charlotte Carter; step children, Elizabeth S. Robinson and Benjamin T. Robinson; step grandchildren, Kassidy (Davie) Mullennix, Dawn Gilmore Hopkins, Crystal Gilmore Miller, Ashleigh Mansmann Balderaz, Samantha Robinson and Michael Robinson. Also surviving are 14

step-greatgrandchild r e n , numerous nieces and nephews; and sister-in-law, Barbara Carpenter. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, James O. Carpenter; sister, Wilma Jean Arcatipane; half brother, Leroy Meadows; and two half sisters, Lucy Roach and Margie Malone. A funeral service will beat 11 a.m. Friday at the Lewis & Gillum Funeral Home in Jackson. Burial will follow in C.M. Cemetery. Friends may call from 5-7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Online condolences may be sent to

Richard ‘Gene’ Mills PIQUA — Richard “Gene” Mills, 56, of Piqua, passed away April 6, 2013 at Heartl a n d Nursi n g Home. H e w a s b o r n MILLS N o v. 30, 1956. He is survived by his

mother, Betty Mills of Piqua; sons, Jason Mills of Bradford and Brad Mills of Tipp City; sisters, Debbie Meyer and Terry of Covington and Linda Bowers of Piqua; four grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, Richard L. Mills. A private memorial service will be held for family and friends. Burial will be at Oakland Cemetery, Bradford.

COVINGTON — Dale Lee Snyder, 65, of Covington, passed away Tuesday April 9, 2013. He was born Dec. 30, 1947, in Piqua, to James Max and Norma Jean (Godown) Snyder. Dale graduated from Bradford High School Class of 1966. He retired from BF Goodrich, Troy, after 36 years of service. He was a member of the Covington Eagles 3998 F.O.E. and a member of the Stillwater Valley Golf Course. Dale was an avid outdoorsman. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, bowling, and he especially enjoyed playing golf with his friends at the local golf courses. He was preceded in death by his father James Snyder; brother Paul Snyder; and sister Linda Sue Snyder. He will be missed and

remembered by his mother, Norma Jean Snyder of Covington; sister and brother-in-law, Rita and Larry Crosby of Bradford; special friend, Gloria Shafer of Bradford; and nieces, numerous nephews, and good friends. Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Monday, at Jackson-Sarver Funeral Home, 10 S. High St., Covington. Pastor Daryl Peeples will officiate with interment following at Highland Cemetery, Covington. The family will receive friends from 2-5 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. If so desired, memorial contributions may be made to the Hospice of Miami County. Online memories may be left for the family at

Death notices DAYTON — Mary Irene (Rohr) Crabill, 94, of Dayton, passed away Wednesday, April 10, 2013, at Cypress Pointe, Englewood. Arrangements are pending at Hale-Sarver Family Funeral Home, West Milton. BLAIR, Neb. — Robert Jean Evans II, 63, of Blair, Neb. passed away Sunday, April 7, 2013, at Alegent Health Immanuel Medical Center, Omaha, Neb. Funeral services will be held Saturday at Hale-Sarver Family Funeral Home, West Milton with Monte Evans officiating and Pastor Jerry Collins co-officiating. Burial will follow at Bethel Cemetery, Phoenton.

Ellen M. Sullivan SIDNEY — Ellen M. Sullivan, 70, of 215 N. Pomeroy Ave., Sidney, passed away Tuesday, April 9, 2013, at 7:10 p.m. at Wils o n Memor i a l Hospital. She w a s b o r n Sept. 3 0 , 1942 in SULLIVAN Piqua, the daughter of the late Frederick and Elsie (Sexauer) Fine. On Feb. 25, 196,2 she married Earl Baker, who passed away July 24, 2003; on Oct. 9, 1976, she was married to Vasco Pryor, who preceded her in death May 4, 1991. On Oct. 4, 1997, she married Walter Sullivan, who survives along with one son, Rodney Baker and his wife Bobbie of Sidney; five daughters, Mrs. Homer (Sharon) Amrine of Sidney, Mrs. Bill (Elsie) Ellison of Jacksboro, Tenn., Christina Counts and Melissa Baker, both of Sidney and Crystal Stone of LaFollette, Tenn.; 20 grandchildren; six greatgrandchildren; her step mother, Edmonia Fine of Bradford; five brothers, Bobby Fine and wife Ruthie of Bradford, Fred-

erick Fine and wife Gloria of Bradford, Norman Fine, Denny Fine and wife Sue both of Troy, and Paul Fine and wife Rusty of Yuma, Ariz.; and one sister, Beverly Fine of Bradford. She was preceded in death by one brother, Timothy Fine. Ellen was a homemaker and a member of the World Missions For Christ Church, where she attended faithfully every Sunday and during the week night church services. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, at World Missions for Christ Church, 231 Doering St., Sidney, with Pastor Eric Boyer officiating. Burial will follow at Graceland Cemetery in Sidney. The family will receive friends from 12 p.m. Friday until the hour of service at the church. Funeral arrangements are in the care of the Cromes Funeral Home Inc., 302 S. Main Ave., Sidney. The family suggest that memorials may be made to the World Missions for Christ Church in memory of Ellen Sullivan. Envelopes will be available at the church. Guestbook condolences and expressions of sympathy may be made to the Sullivan family at Cromes Funeral Homes.

Reba June Kerr SAINT CLOUD, Fla. — Reba June Kerr, 87, of Saint Cloud, Fla. and formerly of Troy, passed away Friday, April 5, 2013, in St. Cloud, Fla. She w a s born on June 4, 1 9 2 5 , KERR in Troy to the late Lloyd and Bertha (Netzley) Kendall. She was a lifelong resident of Troy until she and her husband retired to Lakeland, Fla., in 1982. She just recently moved to St. Cloud in November 2011. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Kerr, on April 19, 2012. Reba is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Elizabeth McCarel Barnard and Bruce Barnard of St. Cloud, Fla.; one sister, Betty Warner of Kernersville, N.C.; two step-grandchildren, Kyle Barnard and Jenna Kerr. Reba also is survived by

her nephews, Gary (Peggy) Warner of Kernersville, N.C., and Jon Warner of (Evelyn) Columbus. Reba was a graduate of Franklin Monroe High School. She was employed by Waco Aircraft and Hobart Corporation in Troy. She owned and operated two businesses, a wedding photography business, and the former Kerr’s Office Supply, in Troy. Upon moving to Florida, Charles and his wife Reba became active members of Highland Park Church of the Nazarene in Lakeland. A graveside service will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, at Riverside Cemetery, Troy with Pastor Lauren Allen officiating. Arrangements have been entrusted to Fisher-Cheney Funeral Home, Troy. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be given in Reba’s memory to Vitas Hospice and or Savannah Court of Saint Cloud. Condolences may be left for the family at

Aida Continued from page 1 forbidden love is revealed, they must face death or part forever. The dramatis personae also features Ben Beck as Mereb; Jacob Newbright as Zoser; Antonio Valdez as Pharaoh; and Darien Wilkerson as Amonasro, as well as a large ensemble cast. Corralling more than 50 teenagers and their collective energy is undoubtedly a challenge, but Westfall said the bigger challenge is the set, which requires various backdrops and pieces like the gigantic tomb in which Aida and Radames are buried alive. Thankfully, the Hartzell Center for the Performing Arts at PHS is equipped with ample fly space to accommodate the drops, plus parents and other community members are eager to


Sierra Iddings (Amneris) and other cast members rehearse a scene from “Aida” on Tuesday at Piqua High School. lend a hand in any way watching it on VHS, the necessary. technology-savvy youth of “We are blessed with today have resources like the facility we have,” West- YouTube to acquaint them fall said. “The set is always with “Aida.” the hardest thing, but we “I have the movie here have a fabulous group of and I’ve played the opera community members help- for them, but with ing out.” YouTube being at their Whereas performers in fingertips, a lot of them the “olden days” might have also watched videos have familiarized them- of the production, espeselves with a show by cially the leads, and

they’re drawing inspiration from that,” Westfall said. If you’re familiar with the show and this production seems a little different, that’s because it is a school edition from Music Theatre International. Some content has been changed in the script to make the show age-appropriate and some numbers have changed keys to fit student voices. Performances of “Aida” will be at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday in the Hartzell Center for the Performing Arts at PHS. Tickets, which are $8 for the general public and $7 for students and seniors, can be purchased at the PHS main office during school hours. For more information, call the main office at 773-6314 during school hours.

Guys Continued from page 1 Best Musical, and running for 1,200 performances. The 1955 film version starred Marlon Brando and Frank Sinatra. There have been several revivals of the show including one on Broadway in 1992 that starred Nathan Lane and Faith Prince. That revival won four Tony Awards, including Best Revival of a Musical. Playing Sky Masterson is senior Danny Davis of Sidney. Miss Sarah Brown is senior Millie Wildenhaus of Piqua. In the role of Nathan Detroit is sophomore John Schmiesing of Sidney. Miss Adelaide is junior Katie Heckman of Piqua.

The show will be presented at 7 p.m. today and at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the school. Reserved seats are $10. General admission seating in the upper bleachers is $8. Reservations can be secured by calling (937) 498-1161, ext.132 or by e m a i l i n g

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Childcare accepting applications 2013/14 PIQUA — The Upper Valley Career Center Early Childhood Development Center is now accepting applications for the 2013/14 school year. The Upper Valley Career Center operates a state licensed preschool for 18 months children through 5 years old. Registration is open to families in Miami, Shelby and surrounding counties. Preschool classes are offered one morning a week for toddlers, two mornings a week for three and fouryear-olds, and three afternoons a week for 4 and 5 year olds. The program is under the direction of two vocational teachers and a program coordinator. Career Center level l and

level ll students participating in the Early Childhood Care and Education program run the program to PROVIDED PHOTO gain experience in their Edison Community College President Dr. Chris Valdez recently signed a proclamation designating the week chosen career field. The of April 15-19 as the Week of the Young Child at Edison. high school students learn PIQUA — The Early Valdez signed a proclamaThe Edison Child Devel- selecting quality early developmentally appropriChildhood Education Protion designating the week opment Center is a nation- childhood programs. The ate procedures and how to gram at Edison Commuof April 15-19 as the Week ally accredited Child Care Development put these into action nity College will join the of the Young Child at Edidevelopmental program Center is open to children through activities they plan for the children. The National Association for son. Valdez signed the and provides high quality in local communities as program is state licensed the Education of Young proclamation after meet- education to children be- well as to children of Ediby the Department of Edu- Children from April 15-19 ing with all of the kids tween the ages of 3-10 son students, faculty and cation and aligns with the in celebrating “The Week from the Child Develop- years. The center has re- staff. ment Center. ceived the Three-Star Step The Edison Child DevelOhio Early Learning and of the Young Child.” The Week of the Young “The Edison Child De- Up To Quality Award from opment Center has set up Development Standards. The Early Childhood Child is an annual celebra- velopment Center is the Ohio Department of a children’s art exhibit in Development Center is an tion sponsored by the Na- deeply committed to pro- Job and Family Services. the Edison Art Gallery and exploration oriented, play tional Association for the viding high quality educa- Step Up To quality is a vol- will hold an art show rebased, free-choice program Education of Young Chil- tion and care for young untary rating system for ception at 6 p.m. Thursday, and operates with small dren (NAEYC). The pur- children and values the early care and education April 18. The center also group investigation teams. pose of the event is to focus role it plays in helping to programs. Programs can will host a Scholastic Book The education of the public attention on the shape tomorrow’s teach- earn one, two or three star Fair from Monday, April 14 preschoolers is in line with needs of young children, ers,” said Kelli Gerlach, rating by meeting an ex- through Thursday, April their interests and devel- their families and to recog- head teacher and coordi- tensive list of quality 18. To further promote In brief nize early childhood pro- nator of the Child Devel- benchmarks. These bench- early learning, a month opment. Contact Nicki Vogel for fessionals, programs and opment Center. “We also marks improve the growth long reading campaign has Team Havenar registration/fee informa- services that meet those recognize that it takes the and development potential been initiated to encoursupport of many to make of children while the rat- age family and community relay benefit tion by calling 778-1980 needs. To kick off the event, the early learning years ing system provides par- members to read books to ext 801 or e-mail voPIQUA — Team Havenar Edison President Dr. Cris truly successful.” ents a useful tool for their preschool children. Family and Friends will be having their yearly AmeriCorrection can Cancer Society Relay For COVINGTON — Covington Schools will have a Life Benefit, at 6 p.m. Saturtwo-hour early dismissal on Friday. A headline in day, April 20, at Lloyd Fry’s Hanger located at 10328 Wednesday’s edition of the Daily Call incorrectly reported a ‘delay.’ Hardin Road, Piqua. School will dismiss as follows: High school — 12:50 This year, as always, the p.m.; middle school — 12:55 p.m.; elementary — 1 event will feature Cadillac Sam & The Syndicate band. p.m. For more information, call the board office at 473There also will be a DJ. The 2249. evening will include an aucThe Call regrets any inconvenience. tion, silent auction, 50/50 drawings and door prizes. Piqua School Briefs Admission is $10 and food PIQUA — The following been reading McNeil’s book, will be available for purchase. The menu will include programs and activities are The Strange Tale of Ben hamburgers and hotdogs off taking place with Piqua City Beesley to prepare for his visit. At each school, McNeil the grill, baked beans, chips Schools: • Nicklin Learning Center will share details about his and choice of soft drinks or will hold kindergarten story, how he became a pubwater. This year’s Relay For Life screening from 4-8 p.m. lished author, and answer of Miami County is May 3-4 today, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. students’ questions. This proat the Miami County Fair- Saturday, and from 4-8 p.m. gram was made possible grounds, rain or shine. Find Tuesday, April 16. If you have through Piqua Olympiad, out more about this year’s a child that will be entering Kristen King, the Richard Relay and how to sign up a kindergarten in the fall and Donnelly Foundation, The team at you have not set up your Piqua Education Foundaappointment, tion, and McNeil. screening please contact Mrs. Wilges at • Wilder Intermediate county. Nicklin Learning Center at students continue to estab773-4742 to schedule a time lish the highest scores in the Maturity and Me for the screening. state of Ohio in elements of Class at YWCA • Bennett, Washington, Study Island. Christina PIQUA — Girls in grades and Wilder Intermediate Rohrer beat a record estab4-6 and their moms, or an- students will be visited by lished last September to other adult female, will want Piqua graduate and author, rank #1 on Study Island’s to take part in the Maturity Matt McNeil on today. Stu- Organism Interactions Sling and Me Program from 7-8:30 dents in grades 4-6 have Shot.


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p.m. Thursday, April 25, at the YWCA Piqua. This informative program is presented in a light-hearted manner dealing with changes that occur as girls mature. Amie Rinaldi, P.A. is the presenter. “We encourage Girl Scout troops and other organizations for young girls to bring their troop members, moms, or another adult female for this very worthwhile and informative program,” said Lynn Marroletti, program director at the YWCA. “The YWCA has hosted this program for a number of years and we’re very proud of the great response we’ve had to it each year.” YWCA membership is not required. Pre-registration is requested by April 18. For more information on fees and registration, stop at the YWCA Piqua at 418 N. Wayne St., call 773-6626, or e-mail

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Torture is sometimes an essential iniquity t is easy to say that torture, in any case, is immoral and should never be tolerated, but what if it could save an innocent life, family, or even city? Put it into perspective. If someone comes at you with fists, do you not fight back? If you would not defend yourself, what would you do if the object of infliction was your child? Your best friend? Your mother? If you knew someone you loved was in danger, is there anything you would be unwilling to do to protect them? How is that any different than torture? They are both methods of self-defense. If you put yourself into the scenario of torturing a captured terrorist or letting a building full of your loved ones die in an attack, I bet most anyone would allow the terrorist to be tortured. I will be the first person to admit that torture is inhumane and despicable, but it is sometimes a necessary evil. Almost 3,000 innocent lives were taken during the al-Qaeda terrorist attacks in the United States on September 11, CLAIRE WISE 2001. United States’ deGuest Columnist tainees that were part of al-Qaeda may have had useful information that could have saved many of those lives, if not all of them. The United States, along with several other countries, has been the focus of numerous other al-Qaeda terrorist attacks for years. All of these acts of terrorism had been dictated by the founder and executive leader of al-Qaeda, Osama bin Laden. In 2002 and 2003 former al-Qaeda member and U.S. detainee, Mohammed al-Qahtani, gave up information used to find and execute bin Laden in 2011, after brutal interrogation tactics were performed on him. As the leader of al-Qaeda, Osama’s focus had been mainly acts of terrorism against the United States. If he was still controlling al-Qaeda, there is no telling how many acquitted people would have been executed as a result of more terrorist strikes. Many people argue that prolonged interrogation has the same effect as torture (like water-boarding), without the harmful tactics. However, in a ticking time-bomb scenario, where an imminent terrorist attack is looming, sometimes drastic measures have to be taken in order to save lives. In another example, the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) used waterboarding on Khalid Sheik Mohammad, leader of a well-known terrorist organization, compelling him to reveal information about a planned attack on Los Angeles, California. CIA officials stated that they had tried other methods of more humane enhanced interrogation and failed. They also stated that they would not have been able to get critical information from Khalid Sheik Mohammad if it had not been for the use of water-boarding. Some experts claim that water-boarding does not have any lasting negative effects on its victims. So why not use this as a method of getting information that could stop potential threats and terrorist attacks? Of course torture of any sort presents the questions of, “How far is too far?” and “How are we to make sure that this power is not abused?” Torture, in my opinion, is only justified in severe cases. The United States would need a strict torture policy that would be monitored by an agency overseen by a higher authority, like the United Nations. This system of check and balances would ensure that the torture policy would not be manipulated or misused. Initially, they would need a specific list of acceptable torture methods. I think interrogation techniques such as sleep and food deprivation, exposing the detainee to extremely loud music, constant restraint, isolation, blindfolding, or possible mild beating should be allowed. However, threatening the safety of the detainee’s family, sexual assault, or inflicting severe life-threatening injuries should be forbidden and punishable. Another question that would need to be addressed is, “When is torture ever justified?” The mitigating circumstances would be if the applied torture was used only in extreme, dire situations in which immediate danger is presented to innocent lives. Torture should never be used to seek revenge or for punishment. Torturing saves families, friends, and fellow Americans. If you have any pride for your country, you would want to help save the lives of your brothers and sisters, your doctors and policemen, your friends and your children, and any other unknowing and harmless Americans. You cannot sugar-coat torture; it is an inhumane, immoral, and disgusting thing. However, torture is sometimes a vital injustice in order to prevent and protect America from such heinous crimes.


Claire Wise is a junior at Troy High School attending Edison Community College as a PSEO student for English and psychology. After graduation, Wise plans to attend Cincinnati’s School of Mortuary Science to major in mortuary science and psychology. In her spare time she enjoys playing guitar, go adventuring with her sister and hanging out with my family and friends.


Keeping low-income students from being throwaway kids wide left school to take care n many cities, as well as of a family member. rural areas, low-income Among his reports of students — not only what’s being done to turn blacks and Hispanics -- very quiet problems into real-life soon get to feel unconnected learning achievements, he to school. They may figure tells of the Lee Academy they’re stupid or they just Pilot (public) School in don’t care. Dropping out, Dorcester, Mass., getting a more than a few get inNAT HENTOFF school social worker and a volved with neighborhood school intern to conduct an gangs and wind up in Columnist action-research project on prison cells. “the causes of sleep depriBut, as I’ve reported previously in “Teachers and Education Re- vation among students.” Parents in one preschool classroom formers Bypass Individual Students,” Richard Weissbourd, a lecturer in edu- began to “track evening activities in cation at the Harvard Graduate School their household from 7 p.m. to wake-up of Education, is showing —through ac- the next morning. “About 60 percent of the parents partive research in a range of classrooms — how teachers, principals, school boards ticipated. The study found that children and legislators can rescue such kids were getting an average of 9.5 hours of from dead-end lives before they give up sleep at night, well below the 11.5-12 hours sleep that 3- and 4-year olds need. on schools. “Simultaneously, the classroom Activating the pleasures and surprises of actually learning how to learn teacher observed and tracked the berequires teachers who know more about haviors, mood and academic engageeach student than their collective scores ment of each student. “She saw a connection between the on group achievement tests. In his article “The ‘Quiet’ Troubles of amount of sleep children had and their Low-Income Children” in the Harvard behavior and mood. The children getting Education Press book “Spotlight on Stu- less sleep and who were sleepy when dent Engagement, Motivation and (indi- they were awakened for the morning vidual) Achievement,” Weissbourd tended to be more irritable, teary and delves deeply — and for me, alarmingly distracted and had more difficulty con— into many teachers’ lack of concern or trolling impulses.” As Richard Weissbourd continues to just plain inability to recognize individual students’ vision and hearing prob- find teachers and schools focusing on the lems. He also discusses the blurringly life-diminishing troubles of the increasdisorienting effect sleep deprivation has ing number of low-income children on the many students who are afflicted across the nation, I’ll be reporting them here along with those I discover elseby it. Though I’ve spent many years report- where. The media’s disinterest in these vital ing from failing classrooms around the nation, I learned a lot more from that ar- issues for the kids involved — and for ticle about those deprivations while this country — was exemplified by a tiny Weissbourd also taught me about other three-paragraph story in the March 20, weighty “quiet problems” of low-income 2013, New York Daily News: “In a push to target (New York) city students I didn’t know about. “Frequent mobility,” for example. How students who suffer from mental health many of you, including me, have not conditions, schools chancellor Dennis taken this into account concerning the Walcott plans to open 20 new schooldropout statistics? Weissbourd writes: based health clinics ... The schools will “It’s not uncommon in urban schools for partner with hospitals to help students about 20 percent of the student body to and their families deal with mental change schools in a given year. A U.S. Gov- health issues that ‘impede academic ernment Accountability Office report re- achievement.’” Also, how about vision vealed that ‘One-sixth of the nation’s third and hearing? I do congratulate the Los Angeles graders — more than half a million children — have attended at least three differ- Times for its substantial February 26, 2013 story “Black students learning ent schools since starting first grade.’ “In areas of highly concentrated gaps start early, report says.” At the very end of the story, Frank poverty, that number is often far higher. As a result, students may bounce be- Gilliam Jr., UCLA professor of public tween schools that have entirely differ- policy and political science, says: “Whatever adjective is worse than ent curricula and teaching practices, putting them at risk of school difficulties bad, this is it.” He said of lagging black and reducing the chance that they will students, “We’re concluding, either explicitly or implicitly, that these are stay in school.” Nor had I thought of “caretaking re- throwaway kids.” In our America, a variety of throwsponsibility” as a considerable “quiet problem.” Weissbourd has the figures to away kids abound. point out the effect of “having to take Nat Hentoff is a nationally renowned care of a depressed or sick parent or look after younger siblings. One study of high authority on the First Amendment and school students in three studies con- the Bill of Rights. He is a member of the ducted by the National Center for Edu- Reporters Committee for Freedom of the cation Statistics indicated that 12 Press, and the Cato Institute, where he is percent of high school dropouts nation- a senior fellow.


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Where to Write Public officials can be contacted through the following addresses and telephone numbers: ■ Lucy Fess, mayor, 5th Ward Commissioner,, 773-7929 (home) ■ John Martin, 1st Ward Commissioner,, 773-2778 (home)

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To the Editor: As a resident of Piqua, I am proud of our parks and the use of them by so many people. Keeping them up to date is a priority that we citizens should not neglect for the sake of the well-being of our families and growth of the city. As a committee member of the Friends of the Piqua Parks I am convinced that the new projects, especially the splash pad planned for The Pitsenbarger Sports Complex, would increase usage of our community pool. This is an absolute necessity to keep it open because of declining attendance. As many people know,I always keep veterans close to my heart. I believe the planned improvements of a statue of William H. Pitsenbarger, Piqua’s own Congressional Medal of Honor recipient would be an outstanding tribute to this hero. The planned splash pad for the pool area, along with two new picnic shelters, new shade canopy, inviting landscaping, a respectful and inspiring statue of“Pits”with a lighted flagpole would give the entire 65 acre an update and appeal that is long overdue. The motto of the United States Air Force Pararescuers in which Airman First Class William H. Pitsenbarger lived and gave his life aiding and defending a unit of soldiers in an assault in Vietnam: “The things we do that others may live” — perhaps should be our motto as well. Investing in our community with a generous tax deductible donation asked by the Friends of the Piqua Parks Fundraising Committee (not as a request by the city of Piqua) is a way to honor“Pits,”all veterans and to create great summer memories at Piqua’s Community Pool and the entire Pitsenbarger Sports Complex. Checks are to be made payable to the City of Piqua, Pitsenbarger Sports Complex Project and mailed to 201 W. Water St., Piqua, OH 45356. Doing so that others may experience better and healthier living would make “Pits” even more proud of his hometown. Please be generous in your giving. — Glenn E. Devers Committee Member

Writer agrees on location To the Editor: I agree with Don Ruffner’s letter to move 4th of July celebration to downtown. Much easier for strollers and wheelchairs. Could sit on levy to watch fireworks. Hopefully the committee will consider this. — Juanita Ventura Piqua

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Beauty in earlobes stretched large in Art exhibit exposes public privacy question for writer

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DEAR ABBY: I would like to know what the fascination is with putting plugs in one’s earlobes. I have seen some as large as half dollar coins. What does the person do if he regrets having done this to his ears? Can the holes be surgically closed? — UNPIERCED IN SCOTTSDALE, ARIZ.


In this March 5 photo, Students relax beside an image of a young woman taken from “Google Maps,”as part of “The Public Private” exhibit at the Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Gallery in the Sheila C. Johnson Design Center at Parsons The New School for Design, in New York. The exhibit seeks to explore the boundaries and gray areas of online privacy, surveillance and data collection in the age of Facebook and Google. ture, plastered on walls and fences in the same physical place that their digital counterparts occupy on Google Maps. Cirio calls the online versions “digital ghosts.” Some of the images are pasted on the outside walls of the building housing the exhibit. They serve as a reminder of what we leave behind on the Internet. “We lose control (of our digital information) completely when we die,” he says “But it’s left in the archives of Google, Facebook.” Some of the works in the show, Paul acknowledges, exist in a legal and ethical gray area. For “The Others,” Eva and Franco Mattes gained access to private computer files through “old software that lets you anonymously share files from your computer,” Eva Mattes explains. “But people who are not familiar with it mistakenly share their whole computer without realizing it.” Looking inside a stranger’s computer feels a bit like peeking into his or her house, she says. A previous project by the couple — not part of this exhibit — made all the content of their computer available to the public. For three years, anyone with Internet access could look through their photos, emails, even their bank account. The artists say they didn’t feel conflicted about grabbing the photos from private computers.

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ing West to score a second BY KIM CURTIS trump trick. Unfortunately, West’s Associated Press king-of-diamonds play James Salter is a brilliant came a few hours too late. writer. He’s perhaps among Tomorrow: Bidding the greatest American writers alive today. But “All That quiz. Is,” his latest work and his first full-length novel since Solve it 1979, feels written more for writers than for readers. Its strength is the intensely beautiful way Salter combines words into sentences, sentences into paragraphs and paragraphs into this Complete the lean, spare 300-page novel. grid so every row, “All That Is” tells the story column and 3 x 3 of the life and loves of Philip box contains Bowman, a World War II every digit from veteran who spends a career 1 to 9 inclusively. in publishing. But what hapWEDNESDAY’S SOLUTION pens to Bowman — whom he loves, whom he loses — feels less important than the wisdom Salter leaves behind. On the blinding power of love: “He loved her for not only what she was but what she

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DEAR FILLING: In my doctor’s office I was asked that question, and my response was, “Yes, OCCASIONALLY.” At that point, the follow-up question was, “How many drinks do you have a week?” Because this particular question makes you uncomfortable, mention to your physician that you indulge in alcohol only about once a month — which is practically negligible. 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.

might be, the idea that she might be otherwise did not occur to him or did not matter. Why would it occur? When you love you see a future according to your dreams.” Or the simplicity of a much-loved home: “Summer mornings, the light of the world pouring in and the silence. It was a barefoot life, the cool of the night on the floorboards, the green trees if you stepped outside, the first faint cries of the birds.”

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DEAR CONFLICTED: Your reason for wanting to write a book is a valid one and you should proceed with it regardless of what your friends think. It will help you organize your thoughts, and if you show your chapters to your English teacher,you can effectively sharpen your

writing skills. Worrying about a publisher now is putting the cart before the horse. While it might be helpful for other teens to read,I promise you that even if the book isn’t published, it will become a treasured time capsule containing the thoughts that were important to you during this formative period of your life. Some people your age start writing in diaries or journals and continue doing it throughout their lives.

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Afterthoughts don’t count protect against a possible 4-1 trump division by crossing to the queen of clubs at trick two in order to lead a low heart toward dummy’s J-4. This works out very nicely when West goes up with the queen and leads another spade. South wins with dummy’s king, cashes the jack of trumps, leads the queen of diamonds to his ace, draws trumps and claims the rest of the tricks and his slam. West goes home bemoaning his ill fortune because South played so well to hold himself to one trump loser. But later that night, West suddenly realizes that he could have defeated the slam. All he had to do, after winning South’s trump lead with the queen at trick three, was to return the king of diamonds! South would then have found it impossible to score

DEAR ABBY: I am 17 and I want to start writing a book about things I have been through in my life. My family is all for it, but my friends are against it. I am torn about what I should do. I feel if I write this book it will help kids my age who may have been through some of the same things I have. Should I go through with it or not because my friends think it’s a stupid idea? I know I’m not exactly the smartest person and getting a publisher is difficult, but does that make it a stupid idea to try? What should I do? — CONFLICTED IN INDIANA




NEW YORK (AP) — Image after image splashes on the wall of the art exhibit — a snapshot of young people laughing and drinking, a picture of an elephant, an exposed belly of a woman barely covering her breasts with one arm. The photos were taken from their computers without their knowledge through a technological glitch. Over in a corner, visitors can sort through Facebook profile photos from unwitting users through a website that organizes them by gender, country and adjectives such as “sly,” ‘’smug” or “easy going.” Think online dating site, for people who don’t know they are on it. The works are part of “The Public Private,” an art exhibit that explores the gray areas of online privacy, surveillance and data collection in the age of Facebook and Google. The pieces shift across the boundaries between what’s public and private, all through the lens of technology. But lines are never clear, if there are any at all, and that can be unsettling. Its curator, Christiane Paul, says she hopes visitors will walk away with questions. The exhibit’s goal, she says, isn’t to universally declare Facebook bad or social media evil, but to get people thinking. It’s only been nine years, after all, since

Facebook’s birth and seven since Twitter was created, so art that explores social networking as a subject is just emerging. “I don’t think good art provides easy answers,” says Paul, adjunct curator at Whitney Museum of American Art and a media studies professor at The New School, where the exhibit runs through April 17. Indeed, bringing the concept of online privacy into the physical world can feel both uncomfortable and eye-opening. The Internet may lull us into a false sense of security. Posting something on Facebook, for instance, can feel more private than shouting it on a busy street, even if the opposite is true given that a Facebook post might reach hundreds or thousands of people, perhaps millions. “We are living, really, in a situation where we don’t know what we want to have as public,” says Paolo Cirio, one of the artists featured. “We don’t know what is public and what is not. It’s a moment of confusion for a lot of people. The next generation already has another idea for privacy.” After the exhibit ends, some of the projects will remain available online or offline — at least in some form. Take Cirio’s “Street Ghosts,” for example. It’s nothing more than life-sized images of people caught in Google’s street-level mapping fea-




DEAR UNPIERCED: I spoke to James Wisniewski of the Body Electric Tattoo piercing studio in Los Angeles. He told me that, as with any type of body modification, the ear plugs are a matter of personal taste. The process is referred to as “stretching,” and James has had his earlobes this way for the past 14 years. He says he is asked about the procedure on a daily basis. He is attracted to it for the aesthetics. The modification is a gradual process, with larger jewelry being inserted as the hole becomes larger. James recommends consulting a plastic surgeon if someone decides to have the hole closed because new tissue is grown as a result of the earlobe stretching.The extra skin may have to be removed in the same way as after a major weight loss.

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ing physical, social, economic and relational healing.” United’s 3rd Annual Church Renewal Conference: Light the Fire! Divine Healing will be Thursday and Friday, April 18-19, at Ginghamsburg Church in Tipp City, Ohio. Clergy, students, ministry leaders, social workers and the general public interested in the possibility of discovering healing through prayer are encouraged to attend. New at the Light the Fire! Divine Healing conference is

Mark your calendar Recovery meeting slated SIDNEY — The Sidney First Church of the Nazarene will host a Celebrate Recovery (CR) meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Thursdays. CR is a recovery program to help people deal with hurt, habit or hang-up, including from divorce, rejection or betrayal. Habits may include gambling, drugs, pornography or alcohol. Hang-ups may include depression, negativity or anger. The program is open to anyone age 18 and above and is offered free of charge. The CR program focuses on the future, not the past. Participants are encouraged to accept responsibility for their actions. Growth in the context of small groups is emphasized. At CR meetings, music and messages all dealing with the various issues of recovery. The leaders of CR have numerous years experience in song leading and public speaking. Those interested in more information on CR, may go or email questions to

Saturday. Services will be conducted by rabbinic intern Marc Kasten. The synagogue is located at 320 Caldwell St. in Piqua. For further information, check the website at or call 937547-0092.

Afternoon tea party slated LENA — The ABW of Lena Baptist will be hosting an afternoon tea party at 1:30 p.m.Saturday,April 20. The speaker will be Barbara McDonald on the topic of being “Women of Character.”All women,girls,friends and family are invited. Call the church office at 3683879 or 368-3082 to make reservations. A freewill offering will be taken.

Fish fry next week COVINGTON — The Knights of Columbus Council 15424 will be having a fish fry at St. Teresa Catholic Church, 6925 U.S. Route 36,Covington,from 47 p.m. Friday, April 19. The price is $6.50. The menu includes fish,green beans,roll, applesauce, and coffee. Desserts and other drinks extra.

Extreme makeover: Heart Smorgasbord edition Saturday

PIQUA — Grace United Methodist Church, 9411 N. County Road 25-A, Piqua, will host Extreme Makeover: Heart Edition, featuring speaker and founder of Deeper Still Ministries, Lisa Meiners,during a women’s conference from 9 12:30 p.m.April 27. Meiners will present two sessions.The first,What Not to Wear, will show women how to clothe themselves for success with God’s spiritual wardrobe.In the second session, God’s Day Spa, Meiner will teach three steps for inner beauty — God’s way. Tickets are $15, and include a light breakfast, beverages, and snacks along with a chance for many lovely door prizes. Register online at, at the welcome center at the church or by mail. Send payment along with name, email, and phone number. For further information, contact the church office at

Spring bazaar to be held FLETCHER — Fletcher United Methodist Church is hosting a Spring Bazaar from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Many homemade items will be available as well as independent consultants. The church is located at 205 S. Walnut St., Fletcher.

Shabbat services offered PIQUA — The congregation ofTempleAnshe Emeth in Piqua, will be holding Shabbat services at 10 a.m.

SIDNEY — GreenView United Church of Christ, Sidney-Plattsville Road, is hosting a Spring Smorgasbord from 5-7 p.m.Saturday. The cost is adults: $7, children 12 and under, $3, which includes beverage and dessert.

Church mission planned COVINGTON — St. Teresa Catholic Church of Covington and Immaculate Conception Catholic Church of Bradford will welcome Franciscan Father Gregg Friedman during their parish mission to be held April 21, 22, and 23 at St. Teresa Church, 6925 U.S. Route 36, Covington. The three presentations will begin Sunday night starting at 6 p.m. with “Faith is an island in the setting sun.” This line from a popular song by Paul Simon highlights the theme which will be how we believe in God in a skeptical world. Monday night,starting at 7 p.m., “Jesus: word and Sacrament” will be highlighted. Tuesday night at 7 p.m., “I believe in the Holy Spirit and the holy Catholic church” is the theme. The format of the three presentations will be open hymn and prayer with a scripture reading, 15 minute talk, brief sharing on a question, and an additional 15 minute presentation. The mission will conclude with intercessory prayers for the parish and the church,along with benediction.

a special worship service for divine healing open to the public from 4pm to 5pm Thursday, April 18, at Ginghamsburg Church — 6759 S. County Road 25A, Tipp City, OH. “Even if you don’t attend the conference, you are invited to the divine healing worship service,” Dr.Vickers said. “We have been hearing so much about healing in global Christianity and now is the perfect time to explore divine healing as a practice.” Keynote speakers include Professor William J. Abraham, best known for his emphasis on the healing presence and power of the Holy Spirit in the life of the church. Candy Gunther Brown has spent the past eight years studying proximal intercessory prayer (PIP) by Pentecostal and Charismatic Christians — the groups most likely to pray for healing and claim that their prayers work — in the United States, Canada, Brazil and Mozambique. Virginia Todd Holeman focuses on forgiveness and healing interpersonal relationships. Craig S. Keener has recently published a monumental two-volume work on miracles. Ginghamsburg Lead Pastor Mike Slaughter is the founder of the Christmas Is Not Your Birthday movement adopted worldwide by churches and is an avid proponent of prayer for social and economic healing. Bishop James Swanson is a gifted and charismatic preacher renowned for his emphasis on the healing and renewing power of the Holy Spirit. Along with six keynote speakers, five special breakout sessions are available to attendees including: Pray for Me with Bishop Kenneth Carter; Healing the Sick with Randy Clark; And You Gave Me Something to Eat with Felicia Howell LaBoy;

Rope Holders with Terry Teykl and Dirty Little Secrets with Emma Justes. Although many people have been taught that divine healing was restricted to the ministry of Jesus and the apostles, and that we are no longer privileged to claim this divine intervention in human sickness, the recent upsurge of the teaching and practice of divine healing has caused many people to


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restudy the subject. As a result of this study, many ministers and lay persons are making the discovery that healing is still available to all who will appropriate it through faith in Jesus Christ. And many churches have reinstituted praying for the sick in their services. A portion of the Light the Fire! proceeds will be donated to Ginghamsburg’s

Sudan Project. To date, the Ginghamsburg congregation has invested $6.1 million into sustainable humanitarian projects. Interviews with keynote speakers and guests are available upon request. Press passes to the conference are available upon request. For a complete list of speakers and breakout sessions, visit

Community spotlight


Madison Avenue First Church of God in Piqua hosted a launch of 100 balloons on Easter Sunday in honor of the church’s 100-year anniversary. Many members of the congregation participated in the activity. 2379299

TIPP CITY — “United Theological Seminary (United) understands the gifts and benefits of divine healing in the 21st century, even as the general public looks upon this ministry both with apprehension and wonder,” explained Dr. Jason Vickers, United’s Associate Professor of Theology and Wesleyan Studies. “That’s why we have chosen divine healing as the focus for our 3rd Annual Church Renewal Conference. We will explore divine healing from a holistic approach, includ-


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S M O KS IEG N A L S P PIQUA — A love triangle set in ancient Egypt with two princesses and one prince who must choose between his country or his love is the Piqua High School musical for this spring. Aida’s music was written by Elton John. “The audience will love it,” said director Tom Westfall. The musical will be performed on Friday

and Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2:30 p.m. The star of the show is Summer Littlejohn playing Aida, the princess of Nubia who is taken into slavery by Radames who eventually falls in love with her. Other members of the cast include Devon Parshall as Radames, Sierra Iddings as Amneris, Ben Beck as Mereb, Jacob Newbright as Zoser, Antonio Valdez as Pharaoh, and finally Darien Wilker-

son as Amonasro King of Nubia. The musical also includes an ensemble with members, including Karissa Atkins, Olivia Barhorst, Whitney Biddle, Riley Branson, Megan Booher, Faith Branson, Makayla Carnes, Corinne Crawford, Catlin Cromes, Kristen Davis, Teija Davis, Mandy Ellis, Whitney Epley, Brianna Firman, Annie Finfrock, Annie Fletcher, Jessica Ford, Sarah Ganger, Mikayla

Gao, Ashley Gerlach, Katie Haines, Kylie Hays, Ashley Hobbs, Jasmine Larson, Grace Lawson, Lexi Low, Summer Ortleib, Ivy Parton, Erin Patrizio, Nicole Peterson, Lilliona Rogers, Samantha Tanya Rutherford, Rutherford, Hayley Ryan, Taylor Shroyer Hannah Smith, Victoria Teague, Emily Williams, Devon Baker, Robby Bloom, Ryan Burch, Tyler Gruen, Sean Higgins Nolan Miller, Danny Rudy, Alex Thomp-

PHS students to visit ONU BY MEGAN JONES Staff Writer PIQUA — Piqua High School’s ONU Dual Enrollment Social Science classes are taking a field trip Friday to Ohio Northern University to hear a variety of lectures about the

government. Dustin Hornbeck, teacher at PHS, is taking his ONU Sociology and American History classes on the trip. They will leave PHS at 7:35 a.m. and they will not return until after school. The lectures they will be hearing are about the last election,

and youth in government and politics. They also will be hearing a speech delivered by a former Ohio Supreme Court Justice, Robert Cupp. After the speeches, students will indulge in a college-cafeteria buffet, free of charge.This is the third trip

in two years where Hornbeck has taken students to hear speeches at Ohio Northern. “I hope by taking the students on this trip, they will have enlightening conversations showing the importance of social sciences in the real world,” he said.

Hapner to retire from PHS BY MAKYLIE KILLIAN Staff Writer PIQUA — For the past seven years Piqua High School has had the pleasure of knowing special education teacher Athena Hapner, who will be retiring this year after a long career. Before she came to Piqua, she taught in Arizona for 13 years, where she felt that teaching was the best way for her to make a difference in the lives of students.

Hapner attended Central High School in Grand Rapids, Mich. During her years in high school she was involved with the newspaper, yearbook,and national honor society.She attendedArizona State to receive her bachelors’ degree in K-12 special education. Afterward she went to North Arizona University to obtain her masters’ degree in curriculum and instruction. Hapner said, “I will miss being around younger peo-

ple, mostly because I enjoy it. But when it comes to grading papers, I won’t have a hard time saying goodbye.” She has enjoyed working with staff and students during the years of her teaching career and appreciates all of the memories she has had the privilege of collecting.Before Hapner decided to become a teacher, she felt that her true calling was to be a journalist. She wished to travel, interview, and write her life away.

“I love writing,” Hapner said. “I took college course English classes in high school and even wrote a whole book of poetry.” Now that she is retiring she is hoping to finally fulfill her long lost dream of writing, in hopes of composing a novel. Bigger plans are on the horizon for Hapner, who will be moving to Washington State,where the weather is moderate, and to start a new life after retirement from PHS. There she will


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Aida arrives in Piqua BY ROBBY BLOOM Staff Writer

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son, CJ Tipps, Brendan Tisher, and Brady Wise. “It’s really nerve wracking to be the lead role in a musical that is named after you,” Littlejohn said. “But it’s really exciting that people are here to see you and everyone else perform this amazing musical of love and conflict. It’s been a difficult run, and I’m really sad that this is my last year. Hopefully, I will leave with a bang.” Tickets are $8 for adults MOATES and $5 for students. They BY ERIC CRAFT are being sold in the main Staff Writer high school office. PIQUA — The McDonOne of the students going ald’s Student of the Week on the trip is Cara Long. for the week of April 8 is “I’m looking forward to the Devin Moates, son of free college food buffet that Michael Moats. He is a we get after some of the freshman at Piqua High speeches. I went on one of School and was nomithe trips last year, and I renated by Amy Myer, Judy member the speeches were Drees and Athena Hapextremely interesting and I ner. found myself taking notes The nominating inon the notepads they gave structors said: “Devin has us last year. It was really shown much important cool and professional,” she over the past school year. said. He has become diligent with his academics, tolerant to differences, and responsible for his actions. He’s come such a long way and has made HUGE strides.” After he graduates, he plans to become an artist and go to school at Edison. Outside of school, he enjoys playing video games. HAPNER find refreshment in her life, and though unsure of her next career,she is sure to find an exciting position. “It’s a clean slate, a big adventure, and I find the absence of plans preferable,” Hapner said.

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Issue #27 - April 11, 2013

Lehman presents 35th annual musical: Guys and Dolls !

About the show Opening at the 46th Street Theatre on November 24, 1950, Guys and Dolls turned out to be one of Broadway’s most hilarious musical comedies, although it was originally planned as a serious romantic story. Producers Cy Feuer and Earnest Martin were intrigued by the unlikely romance of a pure-at-heart Salvation Army reformer and a slick gambler, as portrayed in Damon Runyon’s short story “The Idyll of Miss Sarah Brown.” They enlisted composer Frank Loesser with whom they had collaborated on Where’s Charley?, a musical version of the play Charley’s Aunt. They tried 10 different playwrights before hiring Jo Swerling, the Hollywood screenwriter who penned the book for the movie Pride of the Yankees. Once into the project, they realized that the story would only work if it was played for laughs. This led them to add radio and television comedy writer Abe Burrows to the writing staff. Burrows added the comedy and later worked with Loesser, Feuer, and Martin on another highly successful musical comedy, How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying (produced by LCHS in 2007). This is the second production of Guys and Dolls at Lehman Catholic, as we presented the show in 1995. Guys and Dolls received what might be the most unanimous set of rave reviews in Broadway history. It won eight Tony awards, including “Best Musical,” and ran for 1200 performances. The 1992 revival ran two years and won the Tony for “Best Revival.” The popular 1955 film version starred Marlon Brando, Vivian Blaine, Frank Sinatra, and Jean Simmons.

GUYS AND DOLLS Thursday, April 11, at 7:00 p.m. Friday, April 12, at 8:00 p.m. Saturday, April 13, at 8:00 p.m. Harriet K. Frantz Gym at Lehman TICKETS $10 reserved seats $8 General Admission (upper bleachers) Tickets available at the door.

The story The story of Guys and Dolls, a “Musical Fable of Broadway,” centers around Nathan Detroit, a small time operator who is having a tough time finding a spot for his floating crap game. He needs $1000 to rent the Biltmore Garage so he makes a bet with high roller Sky Masterson that Sky cannot get a doll to go with him to Havana. Sky says he can take any doll Nathan can name so Nathan points to Sarah Brown, who runs the Salvation Army Mission. In plotting to win Sarah’s affections, Sky can’t help but overhear that Sarah’s Mission is threatened with closure. So he promises to deliver one dozen first-class sinners to her next prayer meeting if she will accompany him to dinner – at his favorite restaurant in Havana. Sarah says she will never date a gambler, but desperate to save the Mission, she agrees to the date. On the trip, they begin to fall in love. Meanwhile, Nathan is having trouble hiding the crap game from his fiancée of 14 years, Miss Adelaide, a dancer at the Hot Box Club. To divert her attention, he promises her they will finally elope to get married. When Sky and Sarah return from Cuba and find Nathan holding his crap game in the empty Mission, Sarah is hurt and angry. Sky knows he must deliver the sinners he promised to win back her trust and affection so he finds the crapshooters and rolls them “for their souls.” He wins and they are forced to go to the prayer meeting, forcing Nathan to miss his elopement. In the end, Adelaide and Sarah both get their guys, vowing to “marry the man today, and change his ways tomorrow.”



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Lehman’s Haller selected for preliminary test SIDNEY — Lehman Catholic High School Senior Jacob Haller has been selected as one of approximately 900 students across the nation to take the United States National Chemistry Olympiad Examination. More than 12,000 students are administered the preliminary test at local sites in an attempt to qualify to take the national examination. Haller will be administered that exam on April 13 at Ohio Northern University. The three-part national exam lasts 4.5 hours and is divided into multiple choice questions, problemsolving questions, and a practical lab. The 20 top-scoring students are invited to attend a study camp held at the United States Air Force Academy. Those students will try to win one of four spots HALLER on the United States National Chemistry Olympiad Team and the opportunity to represent the United States at the International Chemistry Olympiad based on performance. The study camp will be held at the Air Force Academy in Colorado. The International Chemistry Olympiad is an annual competition for the world’s most talented chemistry students at the secondary school level. Nations around the world send a team of four students, who are tested on their chemistry knowledge and skills in a five-hour laboratory practical and five-hour written theoretical examination. The 45th Annual International Chemistry Olympiad will be held in Moscow, Russia in July. The competition in the United States is sponsored by the American Chemical Society. Haller, the son of Cameron and Teresa Haller of Sidney, ranks in the top 10 percent of his class and has an ACT composite score above 30. Haller has received a number of academic honors at Lehman. In addition, he has been involved in numerable curricular and extra-curricular activities. After graduating from Lehman, he plans to study engineering at Purdue University.



Springcreek Honor Roll PIQUA — The following students earned all A’s for the 2012-13 third quarter at Springcreek Primary: David Anderson, Olivia Anthony, Natalie Bair, Ava Baker, Keyionna Ball, Anthony Bergman, Rayshaun Bolin, Marissa Bragg, Aiden Burns, Yasmin Carter, Breeze Cary, Collin Cioffi, Reece Cioffi, Bryce

Davidson, Mason Davis, Lakora Diaz, Summer Doseck, Alexis Douglas, Chloe Fornara, Danaisa Evans, Madison Evans, Torrence Foster, Samuel Grabeman, Brooks Grote, Lilia Haning, Jackson Hemmert, Tristen Henne, Zachary Henne, Elizabeth Herndon, Andrew Hinkle, Caiden Hutson-Huffman,

Talan Johnson, Lilly Kaye, Maximus Kaye, Brenden Kelly, Gracie Lapointe, Sierra Leonard, Carsyn Meckstroth, Alison Miller, Zada Ortlieb, Alexis Packard, Brielle Penley, Bryce Philipps, William Ratliff, Braylyn Reynolds, Colton Rittenhouse, Madison Saunders, Destyni Scherer, Lucas Shaffer,

Noah Shaffer, Kirsten Shaneyfelt, Breanna Sheek, Jordan Slife, Reagan Sloan, Lance Staley, Seth Staley, Emma Sullivan, Gabriel Swallow, Savannah Swanson, Kiersten Teets, Reagan Toopes, Logan Tucker, Marissa Uhlenbrock, Rylee Weaver, Kaleb Winks, Nataya Yaqub, and Quintyn Yaqub.

Piqua Junior High Honor Roll PIQUA — The following students have been named to the 2012-13 third quarter honor roll at Piqua Junior High School: Seventh Grade • Honor Roll (3.75-4.0 GPA): Rachael Abbott, Cameron Brown, Camille Brown, Darby Bubp, Jacob Bushnell, Logan Copsey, Cydnie Cruea,Megan Etherington, Reed Finfrock,Wesley Ford,Amanda George,Casey Graves, Madison Guillozet, Samuel Herndon, Savannah Hulme, Grace Jennings, Gabrielle Knouff, Chloe Koon,Mara Lawrence,Brent Lemmon,Kelsey Magoteaux, Kassandra McConnell,Haley Michael, Madalynn Mitchell, Chase Motter, Kelsey Peters,

Emily Powell, Leanne Price, Laura Pritchett,Tila Rippke, Mikayla Schaffner,Benjamin Schmiesing, Molly Smith, Stewart, Lauren Lily Williams, and Maya Woodruff • Honorable Mention (3.53.749 GPA): Meredith Butt, Abigail Cole, Sadie Hartzell, Samantha Helton, Carris Meckstroth, Kaitlin Mullennix, Alexandria Richardson, Preston Schaeffer,and Drake Widney. • Commended List (3.253.49 GPA): Steven Cayton, Anesu Chinoda, James Congdon, Kiersten Cotrell, Mya Davis,Brianna Fuller,Tiffani Higgins, Derek Hite, Tristan Hostetter, Meredith Karn, Hannah Lambert, Colton

Meyer, Jenna Parker, Maria Rinaldi, Alexis Seiter, Emily Stacy, Grace Strevell, Ayron Thomas, Seth Trapp, and Ashtyn Wilson. Eighth Grade • Honor Roll (3.75-4.0 GPA): Dylon Bayman, Elijah Bloom, Jordan Booker, Ashley Brading, Keighly Burt, Chloe Clark, Allison Cox, Tristen Cox, Megan Crusey, Justin Dreer, Kaitlyn Evans, Alyssa French, Ross Geuy, Emma Hiegel,Juliya Hsiang, Alyssa Jones, Kayla Jones, Andrew Mayse, Brooke McName, Bradley McPherson, Kelsey Painter,Caleb Patton, Gregory Reyes, Corinne Tisher, Maya Vuylcan, Lindsay Welker, and Claire Went. • Honorable Mention (3.5-

3.749 GPA): Savannah Charles, Cheyenne Clark, Claire Hilleary, Dakota Iddings, Jonathan Irvin, Harlei Jenkins, Anna Klopfenstein, Ash Kolsky, Maryssa Kuhn, Alyssa Marsh, Vernon Mulano, Alysha Penny, Olivia Price, Abigayle Rudd, Allen Kelsey Scheer-Schrubb, Sotello, and Aaron Thompson. • Commended List (3.253.49 GPA): Kayli Anderson, Kenna Bell, Dylan Cole, Ernest Crawford, Austin Culp, Beth Earles, Carlos Grabeman, Kelsie Hall, Jovaughn Hudgins, Rachel Lamarr,Rebecca Nagle,John Shedd, Eva St. Myers, Jennifer Tellez, and Shelby Warren.

Bradford High School Honor Roll BRADFORD — The followng students have been named to the Bradford High School honor and merit rolls for the 2012-13 third quarter. Honor Roll • 6th Grade — Bianca Keener 4.0, Karmen Knepp 4.0, Elisa Martinez 4.0, Jackson Moore 4.0, Macie Reck 4.0, Amelia Roberts 4.0, Lillian Elleman, Lydia Flora, and Deja Lear • 7th Grade — Clayton Layman 4.0, Danielle Rose, Parker Smith, Maia Stump, Bailey Wysong • 8th Grade — Dylan Cassel, Mark Barga, Amanda Brewer, Kailee Brower and Adria Roberts • 9th Grade — Kelly

Moore 4.0,Andrew Patty 4.0, MackenzieWeldy 4.0,Shania Black, Lindsey Haines, Rebekah Lavey, Bailey Powell, and Victoria Smith • 10th Grade — Jane Bloom 4.0, Melinda Brewer 4.0, Gabby Fair 4.0, Brittany Haines 4.0, Hunter Arnett, Bailey Brewer, Sophia Macclennan, Rachel Magoto, and Nathan Rose • 11th Grade — Brandon Wysong 4.0, Samantha Fraga, Kylee Floyd, Kaili Knepp, Shay Lafollette and Haley Patty • 12th Grade — Chelsea Dross 4.0, Ben Karnehm 4.0, Brandon Wirrig 4.0 Bryce Arnett, Blake Brewer, Makayla Getz and Brittany

Ross Merit Roll • 6th Grade — Jarrett Boggs, Sydney Chaney, Madison Clouse, Colton Coby, Madisyn Gambill, Lance Kenworthy, Larkin Painter, Joseph Roth, and Alexis Wackler • 7th Grade — Andrew Branson, Ivee Brubaker, Paige Canan, Christina Crosby, Brooke Fair, John Fike, Joseph Henry, Valerie Kissinger, Damion Litten, Christian Ross, and Parker Smith • 8th Grade — Mandi Bates,Walker Branson, Bryson Canan, Tatyana Cotrell, Emily Huggins, Mason Justice, Chase Ken-

worthy, Natasha Lee, Dillon Reck, Haley Rosengarten, Athena Scalzi, Amanda Williams, and Jeffrey Wolf 9th Grade — Jessica Darner, Anthony Draving, Kirsten Harmon, Rachel Lavey, Alyssa Roberts, and Maria Vernon • 10th Grade — Brooke Brower, Chelsea Canan, Shelby Chaney, Justin Colbert, Macy Gantt, Erika Hart, Kylie Miller, Justin Parke, Loren Sharp, and Patrick Wolf • 11th Grade — Brooke Dunlevy, Caitlyn Hill, Morgan Nolan and Krissy Parke • 12th Grade — Shane Gill and Corey Rench

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Another happy ‘homecoming’ Stammen continues to be Reds-beater KYLE SHANER Civitas Media CINCINNATI — Craig Stammen's good fortune against the Cincinnati Reds continued this weekend as he picked up his third win in the past two seasons against his favorite childhood team. The Versailles High School alumnus earned the win Saturday in the Nationals' 7-6 victory against the Reds. He pitched the final two innings of the 11-inning game, allowing one run on two hits, one walk and four strikeouts in the process. Stammen earning the win in the Nationals' lone victory of the three-game

series in Cincinnati was a continuation of his success against the Reds, whom he beat twice in 2012. “I guess I just get put into those situations and been fortunate enough to come through the last couple years,” Stammen said about his success against the Reds. “I don't know what it is, but hopefully my luck continues against these guys.” Stammen has faced Cincinnati six times in his career — once in 2010, four times in 2012 and once this season. He's 3-0 against the Reds with a 1.80 ERA through 15 innings, allowing 14 hits and two walks while striking out 17. Stammen threw 35

pitches in his two innings of relief Saturday, getting 22 strikes including nine swinging strikes. He gave up a RBI double to Brandon Phillips that scored Joey Votto, whom he walked earlier in the 11th inning, but struck out Jay Bruce to end the game. He also struck out Jack Hannahan, Shin-Soo Choo and Chris Heisey and now has an ERA of 3.00 for the year. After losing two of three games to the Reds, Washington is 4-2 on the season. The Nationals fell one game behind the Atlanta Braves in the National AP PHOTO

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Craig Stammen is congratulated after his win over the Reds last Saturday.

Spring ‘thaw’ OSU game set for Cincinnati

BOYS Team scores: Covington 99, Greenville 37. Covington Placers 3,200 Relay: 1.Covington (Dustin Fickert, Alex Schilling, Dale Brant, Nick Tobias), 9:38.3. 110 Hurdles: 1.Troy Cron, 15.93; 2.Ben Miller, 16.52; 3.Dalton Bordelon, 17.28.

COLUMBUS (AP) — After years and years of getting a cold shoulder from the city of Cincinnati, Ohio State's football team is taking its act on the road to the Queen City. Call it a spring thaw. The Buckeyes will wind up their 15 spring practices on Saturday at Paul Brown Stadium, home of the Bengals, while work is being done on their own Ohio Stadium. Coach Urban Meyer, a 1986 graduate of the University of Cincinnati, can't wait to show his players around — and show them off. "We're going to take our players to the Reds museum," he said. "We're going to give them a little taste of Cincinnati afterward with Montgomery Inn ribs, Graeter's ice cream and some Skyline (chili). So we're going to do it right." Before that, the Buckeyes will play their annual intrasquad scrimmage in a city that over the years has shown only lukewarm interest in Ohio State and has traditionally not sent many of its top high school players to the Buckeyes. The trip is a step toward mending those fences. "There does seem to be some sort of disconnect," said Ohio State assistant coach Kerry Coombs, a longtime high school coach in Cincinnati. "Coach Meyer is working really hard to bridge whatever gap there might be." Two Ohio State starters— defensive lineman Adolphus Washington and offensive lineman Andrew Norwell — are from Cincinnati. But the city has never embraced the Buckeyes as do Cleveland, Toledo, Youngstown, Akron or Dayton. Top football players seem to either stay home and play for the Bearcats or head off to Notre Dame, Kentucky or

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Piqua’s Collin Cox (left photo) runs the opening leg of the 3,200 relay, while Maddie Evans (right photo) puts the shot.

Piqua teams sweep Sidney Russia, Versailles sweep tri-meets; Covington, Houston boys win The Piqua boys and girls track and field teams cruised to a win over Sidney B Tuesday night. The boys won 88-38. Winning for the boys were the 3,200 relay (Collin Cox, Isaiah Garber, Jon Gerlach, Dylan Jacobs), 9:56.73; Trent Yeomans, 100, 11.81; the 800 relay (Al Nees, Tate Honeycutt, Ben Crawford, Yeomans), 1:39.84; the 400 relay (Jalen Hudgins, Tyrone Collier, Troy Iddings, Elijah Hudson), 47.94; Mason Kirkland, 400, 56.34; Iddings, 300 hurdles, 52.75; Hudgins, 200, 25.47; the 1,600 relay (Honeycutt, Crawford, Yeomans, Kirkland), 4:00.60; Kevin Watkins, shot put, 41-9; Zach Fitzner, discus, 111-10; Collier, high jump, 5-4. For the girls,Bree Cheatam had a big night, winning the 100 hurdles, 18.13; the 300 hurdles,

54.22; and high jump, 4-6. Maddie Evans swept the shot put, 26-8; and discus, 103-2; while Courtney Bensman won the 1,600, 6:57.92; and 800, 2:54.50. Also winning were the 3,200 relay (Bensman, Kylie Hays, Zynell Clemons, Kali Ingle), 12:00.97; Amy Burt, 100, 13.73; the 800 relay (Hannah Went, Liz Duer, Brooke Bubb, Amy Burt), 2:00.36; the 400 relay (Went, Burt, Cheatam, Danajha Clemons), 54.0; Danajha Clemons, 400, 70.19; Went, 200, 28.46; the 1,600 relay (Went, Duer, Burt, Danajha Clemons), 4:52.81. BOYS Team scores: Piqua 88, Sidney B 38 Piqua Placers 3,200 Relay: 1.Piqua (Collin Cox, Isaiah Garber, Jon Gerlach, Dylan Jacobs), 9:56.73. 110 Hurdles: 2.Tyrone Collier, 18.85. 100: 1.Trent Yeomans, 11.81; 2.Tate Honeycutt, 12.14; 3.Jalen Hudgins, 12.43. 800 Relay: 1.Piqua (Al Nees, Tate Honeycutt, Ben Crawford, Trent Yeomans), 1:39.84. 400 Relay: 1.Piqua (Jalen Hudgins, Troy

Iddings, Tyrone Collier, Elijah Hudson), 47.94. 400: 1.Mason Kirkland, 56.34; 2.Jalen Hudgins, 56.44. 300 Hurdles: 1.Troy Iddings, 52.75; 2.Tyrone Collier, 53.07. 800: 2.Mason Kirkland, 2:25.26; 3.Dylan Jacobs, 2:31.71. 200: 1.Jalen Hudgins, 25.47; 2.Al Nees, 25.48. 3,200: 2.Dylan Jacobs, 12:36.05. 1,600 Relay: 1.Piqua (Tate Honeycutt, Ben Crawford, Trent Yeomans, Mason Kirkland), 4:00.60. Shot Put: 1.Kevin Watkins, 41-9; 2.Zach Fitzner, 34-0. Discus: 1.Zach Fitzner, 111-10; 2.Kevin Watkins, 107-8; 3.Nathan Hampton, 90-2. Long Jump: 2.Jalen Hudgins, 16-9. High Jump: 1.Tyrone Collier, 5-4. GIRLS Team scores: Piqua 87, Sidney B 41 Piqua Placers 3,200 Relay: 1.Piqua (Courtney Bensman, Kylie Hays, Zynell Clemons, Kali Ingle), 12:00.97. 100 Hurdles: 1.Bree Cheatam, 18.13; 2.Kali Ingle, 20.60. 100: 1.Amy Burt, 13.73. 800 Relay: 1.Piqua (Hannah Went, Liz Duer, Brooke Bubb, Amy Burt), 2:00.36. 1,600: 1.Courtney Bensman, 6:57.92. 400 Relay: 1.Piqua (Hannah Went, Amy Burt, Bree Cheatam, Danajha Clemons), 54.0. 400: 1.Danajha Clemons, 70.19. 300 Hurdles: 1.Bree Cheatam, 54.22; 2.Kali Ingle, 57.16. 800: 1.Courtney Bensman, 2:54.50; 3.Karlynn Cooper, 3:39.97. 200: 1.Hannah Went, 28.46. 3,200: 3.Courtney Bensman, 14:55.84. 1,600 Relay: 1.Piqua (Hannah Went, Liz Duer, Amy Burt, Danajha Clemons), 4:52.81. Shot Put: 1.Maddie Evans, 26-8; 3.Tadra Clemons, 23-4. Discus: 1.Maddie Evans, 103-2; 3.Tadra

Clemons, 66-5. Long Jump: 2.Brooke Bubb, 13-9; 3.Danajha Clemons, 13-4. High Jump: 1.Bree Cheatam, 4-6; 2.Brooke Bubb, 4-4.

Bucc teams split GREENVILLE — The Covington boys and girls track teams split with Greenville in a dual Tuesday night. The boys won 99-37, while the girls lost 80-56. Troy Cron swept the 110 hurdles, 15.93; and 300 hurdles, 43.75; while Nate Dunn won the 1,600, 5:17.49; and 3,200, 11:32.96. The Buccs swept the four relays including the 3,200 relay (Dustin Fickert, Alex Schilling, Dale Brant, Nick Tobias), 9:38.3; the 800 relay (Trent Tobias, Brandon Magee, AJ Ouellette, Lane White), 1:41.47; the 400 relay (Cron, Ouellette, Trent Tobias, Magee), 48.65; and the 1,600 relay (Ryan Craft, Schilling,

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Magee, White), 3:42.86. Also winning were Fickert, 400, 53.64; Schilling, 800, 2:18.3; White, 200, 23.11; Matt Reck, discus, 114-2; Ian Fries, shot put, 39-3; and Craft, high jump, 6-0. For the Lady Buccs, Carly Shell won both the 1,600, 5:55.74; and 3,200, 13:03.98. Jackie Siefring took the 300 hurdles, 49.70; and 200, 27.86; while Jenna Rindler swept the shot put, 29-9; and discus, 10110. Also winning were Tara Snipes, 800, 2:37.83; and the 3,200 relay (Snipes,Shell, Julianna Yingst, Siefring), 11:49.0.



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Living up to his first name Bailey gives up three homers ST. LOUIS (AP) — It's no mystery to Homer Bailey why the Cincinnati Reds have so much trouble winning in St. Louis. After all, look what happened to him. Bailey was cuffed for three home runs and seven runs, abruptly ending his string of 23 consecutive scoreless innings, in a 10-0 loss Wednesday. The Reds are the defending NL Central champions and finished nine games ahead of the wild-card Cardinals last season, but since 2003 have won just three of 28 series in St. Louis with two splits. "Probably because they have a really good team," Bailey said. "That has a lot to do with it. I don't think it's necessarily over here so much." Manager Dusty Baker had his hopes up after the Reds' nine-run ninth stunned the Cardinals in the home opener. But the Reds were outscored 15-1 the last two games. "The thing about it is their pitching really shut us down," Baker said. "(Lance) Lynn was tough last night and (Jake) Westbrook was tough today." Westbrook pitched a five-hit shutout and the Cardinals totaled four homers. Jon Jay, Carlos Beltran and Matt Adams homered in a span of seven at-bats off Bailey in a game that was scoreless into the bottom of the fifth. "Day games always feel a little bit off, but I'm not using that as an excuse," Bailey said. "I rolled them pretty quick in the first couple of innings, then they started seeing the ball pretty well." Matt Carpenter added a two-run homer on a fourhit day. Adams homered for the second straight game and added an RBI double and walk. Westbrook (1-1) threw his fourth career shutout, walking four and striking out three. Westbrook pitched his first shutout since Aug. 9, 2006, against the Angels when he was with Cleveland, and this was his 15th career complete game.

He held the Reds hitless in six at-bats with runners in scoring position, and contributed his 11th career RBI with a single in the seventh for St. Louis' final run. Bailey's innings-streak included his no-hitter against Pittsburgh last season. After getting the first two outs in the fifth against the bottom of the order, the right-hander gave up hits to seven of the last eight batters. Bailey dropped to 3-8 with a 5.52 ERA against the Cardinals, including 04 with a 6.93 ERA at Busch Stadium. Baker pulled Bailey after Pete Kozma's liner struck the pitcher just above his right ankle, with the ball caroming into left field. But Bailey walked off without a limp. "He was throwing well and then he lost it," Baker said. "He put the ball over the plate and they've got some guys who know what to do with it when you do that." The Cardinals advanced only two runners into scoring position in the first four innings and Bailey got two quick outs to start the fifth before running into trouble against the top of the lineup. St. Louis scored 10 runs on 11 hits in the fifth, sixth and seventh off Bailey, Logan Ondrusek and Alfredo Simon. Jay's second homer just cleared center fielder Shin-Soo Choo's leaping attempt at the wall. Carpenter followed with a single and Matt Holliday hit an RBI double, prompting a visit from pitching coach Bryan Price. Beltran then hit his first homer of the season on to make it 4-0. Adams hit a two-run homer in the sixth off Bailey. Carpenter's two-run shot homer three batters later made it 8-0. NOTES: Jay has 19 career homers, six of them against the Reds. ... Choo was 0 for 2 with a walk and hit by pitch to end a four-game streak of two hits each game. ... Cincinnati's Todd Frazier was 0 for 11 in the series after opening the season with a six-game RBI streak.

Stammen Continued from page 9 League East through the first week of the season with Sunday's loss. “We started off good, getting the sweep of Miami,” said Stammen, who pitched a scoreless inning against the Marlins on Thursday. “We lost two to these guys (the Reds), but this is a tough place to play, and they were pretty hot with the bats this weekend. “We'll get them when we play them in D.C., and see what happens then.” It won't be long before the Reds and Nationals meet again. The Nationals will play host to the Reds for a three-game series April 26-28, the final time the teams are scheduled to play each other this season. “Always looking forward to playing the Reds,” said Stammen, who lives in the Cincinnati area during the offseason. “Not only them being my hometown team, but they're going to be really good in the Central. “We're probably going to be fighting with them for

the wild card or the division leads, whatever, best record in the National League, stuff like that. Might even face them in the playoffs. “So it will be an interesting season between these two ball clubs. “Now we know them a little bit, so we'll see how they do in our park.” While Stammen enjoyed beating the Reds on Saturday, he also enjoyed getting to come back to Ohio for the weekend and see a lot of familiar faces from back home. “Had a good time,” the North Star product said. “Got to see a lot of family, a lot of friends. “It's always fun to come to Cincinnati and play in Great American Ball Park, relive some of the memories I had when I was a kid. “There were quite a few who that were sitting around me and waving to me and all that kind of stuff. “It's good to see kind of familiar faces and be around people you recognize.”



Record Book Baseball

MLB Standings Major League Baseball At A Glance All Times EDT National League East Division Atlanta Washington New York Philadelphia Miami Central Division Cincinnati St. Louis Chicago Pittsburgh Milwaukee West Division

W 7 5 5 3 1

L 1 2 3 5 7

Pct .875 .714 .625 .375 .125

GB — 1½ 2 4 6

W 5 5 3 3 2

L 4 4 5 6 6

Pct .556 .556 .375 .333 .250

GB — — 1½ 2 2½

W L Pct GB Arizona 6 3 .667 — 6 3 .667 — San Francisco Los Angeles 4 3 .571 1 Colorado 5 4 .556 1 2 5 .286 3 San Diego Tuesday's Games San Diego 9, L.A. Dodgers 3 Washington 8, Chicago White Sox 7 Philadelphia 8, N.Y. Mets 3 Atlanta 3, Miami 2 Chicago Cubs 6, Milwaukee 3 St. Louis 5, Cincinnati 1 Pittsburgh 6, Arizona 5 San Francisco 9, Colorado 6 Wednesday's Games St. Louis 10, Cincinnati 0 Arizona 10, Pittsburgh 2 San Francisco 10, Colorado 0 Chicago White Sox at Washington N.Y. Mets at Philadelphia Atlanta at Miami Milwaukee at Chicago, ppd., rain L.A. Dodgers at San Diego Thursday's Games San Francisco (Vogelsong 0-1) at Chicago Cubs (Feldman 0-1), 2:20 p.m. Chicago White Sox (Axelrod 0-0) at Washington (Haren 0-1), 7:05 p.m. L.A. Dodgers (Greinke 1-0) at San Diego (Marquis 0-1), 10:10 p.m. Friday's Games San Francisco at Chicago Cubs, 2:20 p.m. Atlanta at Washington, 7:05 p.m. Cincinnati at Pittsburgh, 7:05 p.m. Philadelphia at Miami, 7:10 p.m. N.Y. Mets at Minnesota, 8:10 p.m. Milwaukee at St. Louis, 8:15 p.m. L.A. Dodgers at Arizona, 9:40 p.m. Colorado at San Diego, 10:10 p.m. American League East Division Boston New York Tampa Bay Baltimore Toronto Central Division Kansas City Chicago Detroit Minnesota Cleveland West Division

W 5 4 4 3 3

L 2 4 5 4 5

Pct .714 .500 .444 .429 .375

GB — 1½ 2 2 2½

W 5 4 4 4 3

L 3 3 4 4 5

Pct .625 .571 .500 .500 .375

GB — ½ 1 1 2

W L Pct GB Oakland 6 2 .750 — 6 3 .667 ½ Texas Seattle 4 5 .444 2½ Los Angeles 2 5 .286 3½ 2 6 .250 4 Houston Tuesday's Games Detroit 7, Toronto 3 Washington 8, Chicago White Sox 7 N.Y. Yankees 14, Cleveland 1 Texas 6, Tampa Bay 1 Kansas City 7, Minnesota 4 Oakland 9, L.A. Angels 5 Houston 16, Seattle 9 Wednesday's Games Toronto 8, Detroit 6 Tampa Bay 2, Texas 0 Chicago White Sox at Washington N.Y. Yankees at Cleveland, ppd., rain Baltimore at Boston Minnesota at Kansas City Oakland at L.A. Angels Houston at Seattle Thursday's Games Toronto (Jo.Johnson 0-0) at Detroit (Fister 1-0), 1:05 p.m. Chicago White Sox (Axelrod 0-0) at Washington (Haren 0-1), 7:05 p.m. N.Y. Yankees (Nova 0-1) at Cleveland (McAllister 0-1), 7:05 p.m. Baltimore (Tillman 0-0) at Boston (Aceves 0-0), 7:10 p.m. Oakland (Griffin 1-0) at L.A. Angels (Vargas 0-0), 10:05 p.m. Texas (Grimm 0-0) at Seattle (F.Hernandez 1-1), 10:10 p.m. Friday's Games Baltimore at N.Y. Yankees, 7:05 p.m. Chicago White Sox at Cleveland, 7:05 p.m. Tampa Bay at Boston, 7:10 p.m. N.Y. Mets at Minnesota, 8:10 p.m. Toronto at Kansas City, 8:10 p.m. Detroit at Oakland, 10:05 p.m. Houston at L.A. Angels, 10:05 p.m. Texas at Seattle, 10:10 p.m.

Reds Boxscore CARDINALS 10, REDS 0 St. Louis ab r h bi ab r h bi Choo cf 2 0 0 0 Jay cf 5 1 1 1 DRonsn cf 0 0 0 0 MCrpnt 2b 5 2 4 2 Heisey lf 4 0 0 0 Hollidy lf 3 1 1 1 Votto 1b 3 0 2 0 Wggntn lf 1 0 0 0 Phillips 2b 4 0 1 0 Beltran rf 3 1 1 2 Bruce rf 4 0 1 0 SRonsn rf 1 1 0 0 Frazier 3b 4 0 0 0 YMolin c 5 1 1 0 Mesorc c 2 0 0 0 Freese 3b 4 1 2 0 CIzturs ss 4 0 1 0 MAdms 1b 3 1 2 3 HBaily p 1 0 0 0 Kozma ss 4 1 1 0 Ondrsk p 0 0 0 0 Westrk p 2 0 1 1 Hannhn ph 1 0 0 0 Simon p 0 0 0 0 29 0 5 0 Totals 36 10 1410 Totals Cincinnati 000 000 000—0 St. Louis 000 044 20x—10 DP—Cincinnati 1, St. Louis 1. LOB—Cincinnati 8, St. Louis 7. 2B—Votto (1), M.Carpenter (5), Holliday (3), Ma.Adams (2), Kozma (3). HR—Jay (2), M.Carpenter (1), Beltran (1), Ma.Adams (2). CS—Bruce (1). S—H.Bailey, Westbrook. IP H R ER BB SO Cincinnati H.Bailey L,1-1 5 9 7 7 3 2 Ondrusek 1 1 1 1 0 0 Simon 2 4 2 2 1 3 St. Louis Wstbrk W,1-1 9 5 0 0 4 3 H.Bailey pitched to 3 batters in the 6th. HBP—by Westbrook (Choo). Umpires—Home, Jeff Nelson; First, Kerwin Danley; Second, Lance Barksdale; Third, Vic Carapazza. T—2:35. A—34,882 (43,975).


MLB Leaders TODAY'S MAJOR LEAGUE LEADERS NATIONAL LEAGUE BATTING—CCrawford, Los Angeles, .458; Segura, Milwaukee, .458; AdGonzalez, Los Angeles, .435; Carpenter, St. Louis, .400; JUpton, Atlanta, .400; Buck, New York, .393; Aoki, Milwaukee, .389. RUNS—Carpenter, St. Louis, 11; Choo, Cincinnati, 10; Goldschmidt, Arizona, 10; Prado, Arizona, 10; CGonzalez, Colorado, 9; Jay, St. Louis, 9; JUpton, Atlanta, 9. RBI—Buck, New York, 14; Frazier, Cincinnati, 10; JUpton, Atlanta, 9; Beltran, St. Louis, 8; Goldschmidt, Arizona, 8; Phillips, Cincinnati, 8; Tulowitzki, Colorado, 8. HITS—Aoki, Milwaukee, 14; Carpenter, St. Louis, 14; GParra, Arizona, 14; Choo, Cincinnati, 13; Pagan, San Francisco, 13; 8 tied at 12. DOUBLES—Carpenter, St. Louis, 5; GParra, Arizona, 5; Bruce, Cincinnati, 4; Goldschmidt, Arizona, 4; Phillips, Cincinnati, 4; Rollins, Philadelphia, 4; 22 tied at 3. TRIPLES—16 tied at 1. HOME RUNS—JUpton, Atlanta, 6; Buck, New York, 4; Fowler, Colorado, 4; 8 tied at 3. STOLEN BASES—McCutchen, Pittsburgh, 4; Revere, Philadelphia, 4; Rollins, Philadelphia, 3; BUpton, Atlanta, 3; Utley, Philadelphia, 3; DWright, New York, 3; 7 tied at 2. PITCHING—Bumgarner, San Francisco, 2-0; Lee, Philadelphia, 2-0; Miley, Arizona, 2-0; Maholm, Atlanta, 2-0; Zito, San Francisco, 2-0; Stammen, Washington, 20; Kershaw, Los Angeles, 2-0; Harvey, New York, 2-0. STRIKEOUTS—Samardzija, Chicago, 22; Harvey, New York, 19; ABurnett, Pittsburgh, 19; Kershaw, Los Angeles, 16; Cueto, Cincinnati, 15; Cahill, Arizona, 14; JGarcia, St. Louis, 14; Estrada, Milwaukee, 14; Lee, Philadelphia, 14. SAVES—Romo, San Francisco, 5; Kimbrel, Atlanta, 4; RBetancourt, Colorado, 3; Grilli, Pittsburgh, 3; RSoriano, Washington, 3; Fujikawa, Chicago, 2; League, Los An-

geles, 2; Chapman, Cincinnati, 2. AMERICAN LEAGUE BATTING—AJones, Baltimore, .500; CSantana, Cleveland, .500; Berkman, Texas, .480; Lowrie, Oakland, .433; CDavis, Baltimore, .417; Rios, Chicago, .407; Reyes, Toronto, .406. RUNS—Crisp, Oakland, 11; AJackson, Detroit, 10; AJones, Baltimore, 10; MiCabrera, Detroit, 9; Gordon, Kansas City, 9; Cano, New York, 8; Jennings, Tampa Bay, 8; Lowrie, Oakland, 8. RBI—CDavis, Baltimore, 17; Butler, Kansas City, 10; MiCabrera, Detroit, 10; Fielder, Detroit, 10; Morse, Seattle, 9; Zobrist, Tampa Bay, 9; AJones, Baltimore, 8; Kinsler, Texas, 8; MarReynolds, Cleveland, 8. HITS—TorHunter, Detroit, 15; AJones, Baltimore, 15; MiCabrera, Detroit, 13; Gordon, Kansas City, 13; Lowrie, Oakland, 13; Reyes, Toronto, 13; CSantana, Cleveland, 13. DOUBLES—Crisp, Oakland, 5; Jennings, Tampa Bay, 5; Arencibia, Toronto, 4; Berkman, Texas, 4; AJones, Baltimore, 4; Lowrie, Oakland, 4; CSantana, Cleveland, 4; Youkilis, New York, 4. TRIPLES—Andrus, Texas, 2; Gordon, Kansas City, 2; Maxwell, Houston, 2; 16 tied at 1. HOME RUNS—Morse, Seattle, 6; Crisp, Oakland, 4; CDavis, Baltimore, 4; Middlebrooks, Boston, 4; MarReynolds, Cleveland, 4; Rios, Chicago, 4; 5 tied at 3. STOLEN BASES—Ellsbury, Boston, 4; Reyes, Toronto, 4; AEscobar, Kansas City, 3; Gentry, Texas, 3; Jennings, Tampa Bay, 3; Reddick, Oakland, 3; Rios, Chicago, 3; MSaunders, Seattle, 3. PITCHING—Ogando, Texas, 2-0; Masterson, Cleveland, 2-0; Lester, Boston, 2-0; MMoore, Tampa Bay, 2-0; Pettitte, New York, 2-0; Buchholz, Boston, 2-0; Darvish, Texas, 2-0; Guthrie, Kansas City, 2-0. STRIKEOUTS—Darvish, Texas, 20; Anderson, Oakland, 16; ESantana, Kansas City, 15; Shields, Kansas City, 14; Sale, Chicago, 14; Lester, Boston, 13; MMoore, Tampa Bay, 13; Masterson, Cleveland, 13; AniSanchez, Detroit, 13; Peavy, Chicago, 13. SAVES—Reed, Chicago, 3; Wilhelmsen, Seattle, 3; Hanrahan, Boston, 3; Janssen, Toronto, 2; JiJohnson, Baltimore, 2; Perkins, Minnesota, 2; Nathan, Texas, 2; GHolland, Kansas City, 2.


NBA Standings National Basketball Association All Times EDT EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division W L Pct GB y-New York 51 26 .662 — 45 32 .584 6 x-Brooklyn x-Boston 40 37 .519 11 Philadelphia 31 46 .403 20 30 48 .385 21½ Toronto Southeast Division W L Pct GB 61 16 .792 — z-Miami x-Atlanta 42 36 .538 19½ Washington 29 49 .372 32½ 19 59 .244 42½ Orlando Charlotte 18 60 .231 43½ Central Division L Pct GB W y-Indiana 49 29 .628 — x-Chicago 42 35 .545 6½ 37 40 .481 11½ x-Milwaukee Detroit 26 52 .333 23 Cleveland 24 53 .312 24½ WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division W L Pct GB 57 20 .740 — y-San Antonio x-Memphis 53 25 .679 4½ x-Houston 44 34 .564 13½ 38 39 .494 19 Dallas New Orleans 27 51 .346 30½ Northwest Division L Pct GB W x-Oklahoma City 57 21 .731 — x-Denver 53 24 .688 3½ 41 38 .519 16½ Utah Portland 33 44 .429 23½ Minnesota 29 48 .377 27½ Pacific Division W L Pct GB y-L.A. Clippers 51 26 .662 — 45 33 .577 6½ x-Golden State L.A. Lakers 41 37 .526 10½ Sacramento 27 50 .351 24 23 55 .295 28½ Phoenix x-clinched playoff spot y-clinched division z-clinched conference Tuesday's Games Indiana 99, Cleveland 94 New York 120, Washington 99 Brooklyn 104, Philadelphia 83 Miami 94, Milwaukee 83 Toronto 101, Chicago 98 Houston 101, Phoenix 98 Memphis 94, Charlotte 75 Oklahoma City 90, Utah 80 Golden State 105, Minnesota 89 L.A. Lakers 104, New Orleans 96 Wednesday's Games Detroit at Cleveland Atlanta at Philadelphia Milwaukee at Orlando Miami at Washington Brooklyn at Boston Phoenix at Dallas L.A. Lakers at Portland New Orleans at Sacramento Minnesota at L.A. Clippers San Antonio at Denver Thursday's Games New York at Chicago, 8 p.m. Oklahoma City at Golden State, 10:30 p.m. Friday's Games Chicago at Toronto, 7 p.m. Brooklyn at Indiana, 7 p.m. Philadelphia at Washington, 7 p.m. New York at Cleveland, 7:30 p.m. Milwaukee at Atlanta, 7:30 p.m. Charlotte at Detroit, 7:30 p.m. Boston at Miami, 7:30 p.m. Memphis at Houston, 8 p.m. L.A. Clippers at New Orleans, 8 p.m. Denver at Dallas, 8:30 p.m. Sacramento at San Antonio, 8:30 p.m. Minnesota at Utah, 9 p.m. Oklahoma City at Portland, 10 p.m. Golden State at L.A. Lakers, 10:30 p.m.

Men’s Final Four NCAA Men’s Final Four All Times EDT At The Georgia Dome Atlanta National Semifinals Saturday, April 6 Louisville 72, Wichita State 68 Michigan 61, Syracuse 56 National Championship Monday, April 8 Louisville 82, Michigan 76

Women’s Final Four NCAA Women’s Final Four All Times EDT At New Orleans Arena New Orleans National Semifinals Sunday, April 7 Louisville 64, California 57 Connecticut 83, Notre Dame 65 National Championship Tuesday, April 9 Connecticut 93, Louisville 60


MLS Standings Major League Soccer All Times EDT EASTERN CONFERENCE W L T Pts GF GA Montreal 4 1 0 12 6 4 Sporting KC 3 1 2 11 7 3 Houston 3 2 0 9 8 6 Columbus 2 1 2 8 8 5 Philadelphia 2 2 1 7 6 7 Toronto FC 1 2 2 5 7 8 New York 1 3 2 5 7 10 Chicago 1 3 1 4 4 10 D.C. 1 3 1 4 2 5 New England 1 2 1 4 1 2 WESTERN CONFERENCE W L T Pts GF GA FC Dallas 4 1 1 13 10 7 Chivas USA 3 1 1 10 10 7 Los Angeles 2 0 2 8 8 3 San Jose 2 2 2 8 5 7 Vancouver 2 2 1 7 6 6 Real Salt Lake 2 3 1 7 5 6 Portland 1 1 3 6 9 8 Colorado 1 3 2 5 5 7 Seattle 0 3 1 1 2 5 NOTE: Three points for victory, one point for tie. Friday's Games Sporting Kansas City 1, D.C. United 0 Saturday's Games Toronto FC 2, FC Dallas 2, tie Columbus 1, Philadelphia 1, tie

Colorado 1, Real Salt Lake 0 Los Angeles , Montreal Portland 2, Houston 0 San Jose 1, Vancouver 1, tie Sunday's Games Chicago 3, New York 1 Chivas USA at Seattle FC, 11 p.m., Ppd. Saturday, April 13 Columbus at Montreal, 2 p.m. New England at Seattle FC, 4 p.m. Real Salt Lake at Vancouver, 4 p.m. Toronto FC at Philadelphia, 4 p.m. New York at D.C. United, 7 p.m. Los Angeles at FC Dallas, 7:30 p.m. Colorado at Chivas USA, 10:30 p.m. Sunday, April 14 Chicago at Houston, 5 p.m. San Jose at Portland, 10:30 p.m.


NHL Standings National Hockey League All Times EDT EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division W L OT Pts GF GA y-Pittsburgh 30 10 0 60 132 98 N.Y. Islanders 20 16 4 44 117 120 16 4 42 96 94 N.Y. Rangers 19 New Jersey 15 14 10 40 92 106 19 3 37 107 122 Philadelphia 17 Northeast Division L OT Pts GF GA W Montreal 25 9 5 55 122 94 Boston 25 9 4 54 108 81 Toronto 22 13 4 48 121 109 Ottawa 19 14 6 44 96 88 Buffalo 16 18 6 38 106 122 Southeast Division L OT Pts GF GA W Washington 21 17 2 44 120 112 Winnipeg 20 19 2 42 102 121 Tampa Bay 17 20 2 36 124 116 Carolina 16 21 2 34 102 126 Florida 13 20 6 32 96 132 WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Division L OT Pts GF GA W x-Chicago 30 5 4 64 129 83 St. Louis 22 14 2 46 107 98 Detroit 19 15 5 43 99 101 Columbus 17 16 7 41 95 104 Nashville 15 18 8 38 96 110 Northwest Division W L OT Pts GF GA Vancouver 22 11 6 50 105 95 Minnesota 22 15 2 46 103 98 Edmonton 16 16 7 39 101 108 Calgary 14 20 4 32 102 134 12 22 5 29 90 124 Colorado Pacific Division W L OT Pts GF GA Anaheim 27 8 5 59 123 99 Los Angeles 22 14 4 48 115 101 20 12 7 47 98 98 San Jose Dallas 19 17 3 41 109 118 Phoenix 17 16 6 40 105 106 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. x-clinched playoff spot y-clinched division Tuesday's Games N.Y. Islanders 4, Philadelphia 1 Pittsburgh 5, Carolina 3 Columbus 4, San Jose 0 Washington 3, Montreal 2 Tampa Bay 3, Ottawa 2 Winnipeg 4, Buffalo 1 St. Louis 1, Nashville 0 Chicago 1, Minnesota 0 Dallas 5, Los Angeles 1 Wednesday's Games Toronto at N.Y. Rangers Boston at New Jersey Vancouver at Calgary Phoenix at Edmonton Colorado at Anaheim Thursday's Games N.Y. Islanders at Boston, 7 p.m. Montreal at Buffalo, 7 p.m. Ottawa at Philadelphia, 7 p.m. Carolina at Washington, 7 p.m. Pittsburgh at Tampa Bay, 7:30 p.m. San Jose at Detroit, 7:30 p.m. Florida at Winnipeg, 8 p.m. St. Louis at Minnesota, 8 p.m. Colorado at Los Angeles, 10:30 p.m. Friday's Games Ottawa at New Jersey, 7 p.m. St. Louis at Columbus, 7 p.m. Dallas at Nashville, 8 p.m. Detroit at Chicago, 8:30 p.m. Phoenix at Calgary, 9 p.m.


Masters Tee Times Masters Tee Times At Augusta National Golf Club Augusta, Ga. All Times EDT a-amateur Thursday-Friday 8 a.m.-10:56 a.m. — Sandy Lyle, John Peterson, aNathan Smith 8:11 a.m.-11:07 a.m. — Larry Mize, Brian Gay, Russell Henley 8:22 a.m.-11:18 a.m. — Ian Woosnam, David Lynn, Kevin Na 8:33 a.m.-11:29 a.m. — David Toms, Richard Sterne, Ted Potter Jr. 8:44 a.m.-11:40 a.m. — Tom Watson, Ryan Moore, Kevin Streelman 8:55 a.m.-11:51 a.m. — Robert Garrigus, Carl Pettersson, Tim Clark 9:06 a.m.-12:13 p.m. — Mike Weir, Lee Westwood, Jim Furyk 9:17 a.m.-12:24 p.m. — Brandt Snedeker, Ryo Ishikawa, Justin Rose 9:28 a.m.-12:35 p.m. — Jose Maria Olazabal, Marc Leishman, a-T.J. Vogel 9:39 a.m.-12:46 p.m. — Charl Schwartzel, Webb Simpson, Peter Hanson 9:50 a.m.-12:57 p.m. — Zach Johnson, K.J. Choi, Graeme McDowell 10:12 a.m.-1:08 p.m. — Michael Thompson, John Huh, John Senden 10:23 a.m.-1:19 p.m. — Stewart Cink, Nicolas Colsaerts, Thaworn Wiratchant 10:34 a.m.-1:30 p.m. — Bubba Watson, Ian Poulter, aSteven Fox 10:45 a.m.-1:41 p.m. — Tiger Woods, Luke Donald, Scott Piercy 10:56 a.m.-1:52 p.m. — Jason Day, Rickie Fowler, Padraig Harrington 11:07 a.m.- 8 a.m. — John Merrick, Thorbjorn Olesen, D.A. Points 11:18 a.m.-8:11 a.m. — Craig Stadler, Ben Curtis, aMichael Weaver 11:29 a.m.-8:22 a.m. — Mark O'Meara, Martin Laird, Jamie Donaldson 11:40 a.m.-8:33 a.m. — Paul Lawrie, Thomas Bjorn, Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano 11:51 a.m.-8:44 a.m. — Trevor Immelman, George Coetzee, a-Alan Dunbar 12:13 p.m.-8:55 a.m. — Ernie Els, Steve Stricker, Nick Watney 12:24 p.m.-9:06 a.m. — Ben Crenshaw, Matteo Manassero, a-Guan Tianlang 12:35 p.m.-9:17 a.m. — Bernhard Langer, Lucas Glover, Henrik Stenson 12:46 p.m.-9:28 a.m. — Vijay Singh, Bo Van Pelt, Y.E. Yang 12:57 p.m.-9:39 a.m. — Angel Cabrera, Sergio Garcia, Adam Scott 1:08 p.m.-9:50 a.m. — Fred Couples, Dustin Johnson, Branden Grace 1:19 p.m.-10:12 a.m. — Hunter Mahan, Hiroyuki Fujita, Francesco Molinari 1:30 p.m.-10:23 a.m. — Phil Mickelson, Louis Oosthuizen, Martin Kaymer 1:41 p.m.-10:34 a.m. — Rory McIlroy, Keegan Bradley, Freddie Jacobson 1:52 p.m.-10:45 a.m. — Jason Dufner, Matt Kuchar, Bill Haas


Brel-Aire Scores Club 523 200 Games (Men) — A. Kinkle 213, D. Schutte 200, C.Helmer 205, Grampy Cantrell 223, A. Treon 248-212, Pappy Treon 210-213, T. Meyer 201, M. Lucky Cool 234213, Daddy Cantrell 203-208, A. Big Head Steinbrunner 202, L. Thoma 247. 600 Series (Men) — P. Treon 615, M. Cool 628, L.Thoma 606. STANDINGS We Don’t Care 126-90 Sidney Tool & Die 115-101 Morris Htg & Cooling 114-102 We Hate Bowling 110-106 Joe Thoma Jewelers 106-110 Here 4 Beer 103-113 Marty 99-117 Tom’s Boys 91-125



Thursday, April 11, 2013


Browns ink Nelson

Spring Continued from page 9 other Southeastern Conference locales. Norwell is looking forward to playing this road game. "It makes it exciting playing somewhere else," said Norwell, a senior. "I love playing in the 'Shoe, but playing in Cincinnati hits home to me. Being from Cincinnati, it's going to be great." Meyer, for one, believes the Buckeyes have established a beachhead in Cincinnati that will help sway prep stars to come north to Columbus. "I wasn't here in years past, but I have heard a lot of that, 'Well, we haven't done well in Cincinnati,'" the second-year coach of the Buckeyes said. "I think we're doing great. I think we're killing it. Adolphus Washington could potentially be a great player at Ohio State. And recently we've done good down there. “There's really good players, really good high school coaches. Coach Coombs has helped, and (assistant) Tim Hinton obviously knows Cincinnati since he coached at UC for a long time. I went there. So I think we're doing great. I love Cincinnati." Washington, a sophomore outside linebacker/rush lineman who played well in spots a year ago, is looking forward to going home. "It's going to be a good thing to play in an NFL stadium, first and foremost," he said. "I've got a lot of people coming

Receiver signs one-year deal

to the game. Everybody keeps saying that they want to see me play. Now if they make it down there, they'll see me." Ohio State's coaching staff will help split the squad into two teams on Thursday. After practicing on Friday at the Woody Hayes facility, the Buckeyes will depart by bus on Saturday morning for Cincinnati. Meyer still has some problem areas he's evaluating, such as the front seven on defense and the right tackle spot. Sophomore Taylor Decker is taking snaps at right tackle, but Meyer expressed concern that he hasn't seized the starting position and made it his. Meyer did lavish praise on junior linebacker Curtis Grant, an acclaimed recruit who has not been an impact player so far. With All-Big Ten linebacker Ryan Shazier's availability limited by injury, Grant is starting at middle linebacker and asserting himself for the first time in his college career. More than just playing in the Bengals stadium, the Buckeyes will also get to meet the team's coach. Marvin Lewis will speak to the team at some point during the trip. "I love Marvin Lewis. He's one of the great football coaches, a great friend of AP PHOTO mine," Meyer said. "So it's going to be a Urban Meyer is excited about a trip to Cincinnati. good trip."

(AP) — The Browns added depth to their shallow receiving corps Monday by signing David Nelson to a one-year contract. Nelson, 6-foot-5, 214 pounds, signed with the Bills as an undrafted rookie from Florida in 2010. He suffered a season-ending knee injury in Buffalo’s 2012 opener, but in 2011 he played in all 16 games with 13 starts and caught 61 passes for 658 yards and five touchdowns. He caught 31 passes for 353 yards and three touchdowns as a rookie. “David possesses very good size and hands, and has a good feel for the game,” coach Rob Chudzinski said. “He showed promise with Buffalo two years ago before missing most of last season with an injury, and we feel as though he will be a good addition to our group of wide receivers.”

800: 2.Tyler Rose, 2:08.92; 3.Sam Subler, 2:16.99. 1,600: 3.Tyler Rose, 5:01.20; 4.Sam Subler, 5:09.37. 3,200: 1.Sam Prakel, 8:41.87; 2.Richie Ware, 11:06.30; 4.Andrew Kramer, 11:43.24. 110 Hurdles: 1.Clay Wilker, 16.39; 2.Zach Steinbrunner, 16.60. 300 Hurdles: 2.Clay Wilker, 43.56; 3.Craig Pothast, 44.66; 4.John Marchal, 46.47. 400 Relay: 1.Versailles (Brice Berger, Tyler Bruns, Seth Barga, Jesse Berg), 49.85. 1,600 Relay: 2.Versailles (Jacob Barga, Andrew Heitkamp, Clay Wilker, Austin Luthman), 3:52.49. 3,200 Relay: 2.Versailles (Chad Winner, Sam Subler, Richie Ware, Ryan Watren), 9:06.0. High Jump: 1.Craig Pothast, 6-2; 2.Clay Wilker, 6-0; 3.Zach Steinbrunner, 6-0. Long Jump: 1.Jacob Barga, 17-3 1-25. Shot Put: 1.Mitchell Didier, 43-10 1-2; 2.Alex Stucke, 40-10 1-2. Discus: 1.Alex Stucke, 125-4; 3.Mitchell Didier, 118-7 1-2. GIRLS Team scores: Versailles 83, Fort Loramie 74.5, St. Henry 17.5. Versailles Placers

100: 1.Gwen Keihl, 13.13. 200: 1.Amanda Winner, 26.93; 2.Lauren Bohman, 27.14; 3.Gwen Keihl, 27.65; 4.Taylor Winner, 28.23. 400: 1.Amanda Winner, 62.12; 2.Haley Winner, 64.89; 3.Taylor Winner, 65.98; 4.Lauren Bohman, 67.09. 800: 4.Ashlyn Brandt, 2:48.39. 1,600: 2.Hannah Wenig, 6:04.66; 3.Murphy Grow, 6:06.46. 3,200: 2.Murphy Grow, 13:19.57; 4.Hannah Wenig, 13:46.25. 100 Hurdles: 2.Katelyn Platfoot, 17.85; 3.Valerie Francis, 17.93. 300 Hurdles: 2.Meagan Winner, 51.87; 4.Brett Bey, 57.61. 1,600 Relay: 1.Versailles (Gwen Keihl, Megan Hemmelgarn, Andrea Luthman, Valerie Francis), 3:58.66. 3,200 Relay: 2.Versailles (Murphy Grow, Ashlyn Brandt, Hannah Wenig, Reagan Mayer), 11:14.0. High Jump: 2.Valerie Francis, 4-8; 3.Brett Bey, 4-4, Long Jump: 2.Kristin Shimp, 12-8; 3.Andrea Luthman, 12-4. Shot Put: 1.Chelsea Bruns, 33-3; 3.Kacie Lawrence, 30-9 1-2; 4.Brittany Brand, 28-2. Discus: 1.Chelsea Bruns, 125-0; 2.Kacie Lawrence, 97-1; 3.Baleigh Reed, 94-1; 4.Brittany Brand 80-11.

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Russia sweeps tri FORT RECOVERY — The Russia boys and girls track and field teams swept a tri-meet with Fort Recovery and New Knoxville Tuesday. Boys scores were Russia 93.5, New Knoxville 51, Fort Recovery 13.5. Winning for Russia were the 3,200 relay (Trevor Monnin, Caleb Ball, Alex Herron, Steven Stickel), 9:46.10; the 800 relay (Cody Heaton, Bryce Dues, Ball, Monnin), 1:47.60; the 400 relay (Dalton Rees, Derek Busse, Heaton, Dues), 52.50; Adam Hoying, 110 hurdles, 19.0; Stickel, 800, 2:28.0; Heaton, 200, 25.70; Nick Colby, discus, 119-1 1-2; Nick Paulus, shot put, 44-31-2; Weston Lavy, long jump, 16-8 1-2. For the Lady Raiders, Lauren Heaton swept the 200, 28.5; and 400, 59.6. Also winning for Russia were Leah Francis, 100 hurdles, 17.20; the 800 relay (Francis, Kaitlyn Barlage, Hannah Bornhorst, Kirstin Voisard), 2:02.0; the 400 relay (Francis, Barlage, Bornhorst, Karissa Voisard), 56.10; Emily Borchers, 800, 2:35.40; the 1,600 relay (Heaton, Francis, Bethany York, Claire Sherman), 4:40.30; Jayme Baugher, discus, 76-0; York, high jump, 4-10; and Hannah Poling, shot put, 26-1 1-2. BOYS Team scores: Russia 93,5, New Knoxville 51, Fort Recovery 13.5. Russia Placers 3,200 Relay: 1.Russia (Trevor Monnin, Caleb Ball, Alex Herron, Steven Stickel), 9:46.10. 110 Hurdles: 1.Adam Hoying, 19.0;

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The Maintenance Technician position requires one to have the technical skills to: design, evaluate, troubleshoot, repair and install food production equipment. Electrical 480v to 24v control circuits, Mechanical, Plumbing, Hydraulics, Pneumatics and Computer Controls (PLC experience a plus) are skills needed to perform this function. This team member performs the maintenance of a food manufacturing facility including: preventive maintenance, troubleshooting, repairs, installation of machinery relating to food processing equipment, physical structures, mechanical and electrical systems. In addition, they must possess an awareness and understanding of how to work safely on mechanical and electrical equipment in a production environment. The team member must also be willing to work all shifts, weekends, and be on-call. Send Cover Letter and resume to:

Kings Command Foods 770 N. Center St. Versailles Ohio 45331 2384281

Classified Sales Receptionist Due to growth in our business, the Classifieds That Work classifieds department of the Sidney Daily News, Troy Daily News, Piqua Daily Call and Weekly Record Herald is seeking a Classified Sales Receptionist. We are seeking an energetic team player who can work independently to provide support for our classified call center. This full time position is based in our Sidney, Ohio, office. Qualified individuals will have an advanced knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint with the ability to accurately type 40 wpm. Qualifications will also include sales experience, professional appearance, excellent verbal and written communication skills as well as prior knowledge of business office equipment. We offer an 8am-5pm, Monday through Friday work week in addition to a competitive hourly wage and benefits. Please send resume with references to: No phone calls, please. EOE


FT Program Specialist Position Working with DD Population CRSI has immediate openings for a Program Specialist in Miami/Shelby County. Responsibilities include supervision, service coordination and operation of designated programming and services for individuals with Developmental Disabilities.

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

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

Apply at: Continental Express Inc. 10450 St Rt 47 Sidney, OH 45365 (800)497-2100

1 BEDROOM, 322 South Main Street, downstairs, stove & refrigerator furnished. $385. No pets. Credit check required, (937)418-8912

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COVINGTON, 418 East Broadway, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday, 9am?, Nice plus size womens & Mens clothing, canning items, home decor, exercise equipment, lots of miscellaneous, Something for everyone!

NEW BREMEN, 21 North Main Street. April 12th, 13th, 18th, 19th 20th, 8am-5pm, Antiques, collectibles, ammo (7.62x53), arrowheads, Nazi coins, paper money, coins, wood lures, comics, marbles, milk, pop bottles, Depression glass, radios, Wapak Iron & butter churn, Cincinnati Reds items, bikes, dressers, rockers, cabinets, lots more!

PIQUA, 9815 Country Club Road, Friday & Saturday, 8am-5pm. Oak table, furniture, golf clubs, dog bed, antique bassinet, lots of books, puzzles, collectibles, household items.

PIQUA, 1626 Haveshill (in Candlewood) Saturday only, 9am-?, Boys clothes 0-24months, girls clothes 5T-14, toys, Babies beading accessories, maturnity/ nursing clothes, Wii and Board games, Photo props, golf clubs, books, cds, movies, high chair, corner playpen, aquarium, new handmade hair accessories, Lots of miscellaneous

SIDNEY, 1251 Erie Court (Exit 90 Fair Road. Right on Westlake, right on Erie Court). Thursday 7am-7pm. Friday 7am-3pm. Saturday 7amnoon. 3 piece outside wicker patio set, 102 dalmations collectible, kitchen appliances, luggage, purses, clothing, Christmas items (tree, deer, Mickey), car cover, flower pots, etc

COVINGTON, 5225 Myers Road. (corner State Route 41 & Myers). Friday only 9am-6pm. OVER 50 FAMILIES! Name brand children's clothing sizes newborn-16 and juniors, some adult. Baby & nursery items, toys and books. Lots of household miscellaneous items.

TROY, 2 Bedroom Townhomes 1.5 bath, 1 car garage, $725 3 Bedroom, $675 2 Bedroom, 1 Bath, $525 (937)216-5806 PIQUA, Downtown, upstairs loft, $400 monthly, no pets, credit check required, (937)418-8912




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SATURDAY Lures & Rods and Reels and Lure Collections and approx 40 tackle boxes will be sold in Ring 1 & Toys and Trains and Train Related items and BB Guns and other Misc in Ring 2. SUNDAY Lures & Rods and Reels and approx 40 tackle boxes and Misc related fishing items in Ring 1 and gas powered outboard motors and new fishing and camping items along with the safes and other misc items selling in Ring 2. Plan on spending 2 days with us, too many items to list everything. Visit and use Auctioneers I.D. 6480 or 4544 to view entire sale bill and 100’s of photos. TERMS: Cash or Check with Proper I.D. Not responsible for Accidents. Any statements made day of sale supercede statements hereon.

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6345 W. Versailles Rd. - Piqua, Ohio Furniture & Appliances: Bedroom suite (Northern), desk and chair (Bassette), Tell City Hutch, Table/chairs, couch, loveseat, recliner, end tables, lamps, dressers, Roseback needlepoint chair, 2 cast base piano stools, electric hospital bed, washer/dryer, refrigerator, upright freezer, misc. items. NOTE:To sell at Noon. Collectibles: Approx. 175-200 pcs. Fenton (milkglass, hobnail, silvercrest, etc.) See Photos. Over one hundred oil cans (many miniatures w/ several advertisers - Ford, Texaco, Singer, Hoover, etc.), NAPA trucks (delivery semi and Vista Dome horse van), egg crates, washer & scales, Miami Co. Dairy cheese bucket, few crocks and bowls, Magnalite roaster, City Brewing Co. beer case, antique tractor show badges, 1949 Laura Lumber calendar, B/W photos and few postcards, 3 early autograph books (1-1887), early jointed doll w/ open mouth & 2 teeth, misc glassware, two horse buggy hitch. Sewing: Singer sewing machine, boxes and boxes of material and quilting pcs., quilting frames and racks, magazines and so on. Garage: 5 H.P. Magna Force 2 stage air compressor, older Hobart welder (220 v.), Craftsman drill press, 15 gal. sprayer, wet-vac, stack tool box (full of hand tools, drills, taps, few air tools), die-hard booster/charger Teardrop Economy hit/miss motor, bolt bins, bench grinder, vise, pipe wrenches, John Deere chainsaw, lawn roller, portable air tank, etc. Ring 2 at 10:00 am. Barn: (2) 525 John Deere riding mowers (1-bagger, yard sweep), 7 ft. Bushhog, Woods snow blade (both 3 point), air auger, poly water tanks (1,000 and 1,500 gal), (2) flatbed wagon, Farmhand 6 row cultivator, 880 high clearance 5 row 5 bottom plow, 8 ft. truck tool boxes, one horse McCormick Deering pull drill, belt drive buzz saw, 250 gal. fuel tank, 500 gal. & 1,000 gal. propane tanks, large cast iron boiler, Dole 300 moisture tester, Speedster auger, 8” x 51’ auger, canning jars, and so on. To follow garage items. Tractor & Truck: Massey Ferguson 285 Diesel w/ Freeman loader (hydraulic), approx. $2,300 in receipts for maint. in late 2011 (nice tractor). 2011 Ford F150 XLT w/ 9,600 mi. Both to sell at noon w/ owners confirmation.

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Will perform maintenance and repairs on semi trucks & trailers. Duties will include preventative maintenance, inspections and repairs, brake and tire repairs, and other duties as assigned. Candidates with prior knowledge and experience on semi's strongly preferred. Must have own tools and be extremely dependable. Pay to be determined by experience. Excellent benefit package.

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305 Apartment PIQUA, 1 bedroom, half double, refrigerator and stove furnished, $300/mo + $300 deposit. (937)773-4552.

510 Appliances PIQUA, 1 bedroom, water included, private yard, off street parking, very nice. $425 monthly. (937)541-9178 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

STOVE, 4 year old, white Tappan ceramic top, $300. 4 year old white Tappan under cabinet microwave, $100. Old Amana upright 15 cu.ft. freezer, $50. Table for Thomas Trains with storage drawer, $100. (937)778-1314.

535 Farm Supplies/Equipment

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577 Miscellaneous RIDING MOWER, Craftsman 42" deck, 6 speed transmission, 13 HP, Briggs & Stratton engine, new battery, very clean, asking $825 OBO. China cabinet (3 piece) with matching table, extra leaf and four chairs, tan in color, $450 OBO. Baby crib with attached changing table, $125 OBO. 350 Chevy stock engine, $250 OBO, (937)418-7227.

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. Verse Selections: 1.


UPRIGHT PIANO, Baldwin, excellent condition, bench, pecan wood finish. $2000, (937)418-4758.


WALKER, adult, folds, adjustable height, good condition, with or without wheels $20. (937)339-4233

TROY, 1 bedroom, A/C, stove, refrigerator, metro accepted, $440 rent + $300 deposit, (937)339-7028


580 Musical Instruments TROY, 525 Stonyridge, 2 bedroom,1.5 bath, stove, refrigerator, NO PETS. $450 month, $450 deposit. Credit check required, Metro approved, (937)418-8912.

TRACTOR, Massey Harris Pony collector tractor with hydraulic blade, excellent condition. (937)489-1725

TROY area, 2 bedroom townhouses, 1-1/2 bath, furnished appliances, W/D hookup, A/C, no dogs, $500. (937)339-6776. TROY TOWNHOUSE, 2 Bedroom 1.5 bath. Bunkerhill $495 monthly, (937)216-4233

320 Houses for Rent 560 Home Furnishings 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 IN COUNTRY, Near Bradford, Large 2 bedroom mobile home, $450 plus deposit, (937)417-7111, or (937)448-2974 PIQUA, Beautiful home on hill, 4-5 bedroom in country. Appliances furnished. No pets. Credit check required, $1500 monthly. (937)418-8912.

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425 Houses for Sale

Beautiful home in Deerfield which features vaulted ceilings, granite countertops, finished basement, fireplace, hardwood & laminate floors, vinyl fencedin yard and workshop/ craft room. Move-in ready! 3 bedroom, 3.5 bath, two story, $164,000. (937)773-7796.


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


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JACK RUSSELL Terrier pups, 2 females, $150 each. Call (419)582-4211. TRACTOR, Nice original Ferguson 30 with 90% rubber,12 volt, local one owner, (937)489-1725

DRYER, Kenmore Elite, $75 Amana large capacity washer, $75. Kenmore smooth top electric stove, $75. Beautiful Brunswick 4'x8' slate pool table, stained glass billiard light and all accessories, (new $3300), will sell for $1500. (937)418-2650 or (937)778-9389 for info.

577 Miscellaneous AWNING, retractable 15' wide x 12' projection. White and blue. Comes with motorized remote as well as manual handle and all hardware. Like new, only used 1 year $3500, (937)492-1635. BABY ITEMS & Furniture, toddler bed, handicap items, collectible dolls & bears, videos, M&M & Elvis items, Leather animals, (937)339-4233 CRIB, real wood, good condition, stationary sides, $75 (937)339-4233 DRESSER, chest of drawers, drill press, band saw, table jigsaw, rolltop desk, (937)726-6587 FIGURINES, Hummingbird collection, Porcelain $30, (937)418-9271 QUILT BOOKS & Fabric, storage box full, $60, (937)418-9271 SEWING MACHINE, Singer Stylist, quilts & decorative stitches, $70, (937)418-9271


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PAPILLON PUPS, 3 Females, Black & White, beautifully marked, born 1-12-13, vet checked, health papers, first shots, $325, (937)726-5002

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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.

Name of Deceased:____________________ Date of Birth:_________________________ Date of Passing:_______________________ Number of verse selected :______________ Or write your own (20 words or less):______ ____________________________________ ____________________________________ ____________________________________ Closing Message: (Example: Always in our hearts, Sue & Family):__________________ ____________________________________ Name of person submitting form:__________ ____________________________________ Phone Number:________________________ Address:_____________________________ City, State and Zip Code:________________ ____________________________________ Visa, Mastercard, Discover, Am. Ex. Number: ____________________________________ Expiration Date:_______________________ Signature:____________________________

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805 Auto 2002 CHEVROLET Malibu, 4 door, tan, 175,000 miles. 6 cyl, auto, good condition $3000. (937)418-9688

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835 Campers/Motor Homes

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2000 TERRY XE, 27' selfcontained trailer with 13' slide-out, 1 owner! Nice, electric jack in front, $7900, (937)418-7820.

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

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2003 TRAIL-LITE 22' travel trailer, 3 burner stove with oven, refrigerator with freezer, AC/furnace, sleeps 6, excellent condition! $8250, (937)676-2590.

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