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Government academy focuses on police dept. BY BETHANY J. ROYER Staff Writer PIQUA — Interest around the weaponry carried by those who patrol the city streets was piqued as questions ranging from why the need for a rifle and a shotgun, to whether a bullet proof vest sufficiently protects against a threat

came from those attending others. However, the academy Wednesday night’s session participants were able to of the first ever governdo just that as Police ment academy. Chief Bruce Jamison It’s not very often that hosted the second govthe public gets to not ernment academy class only see the behind-theof an eventual 11 sesscenes workings of the posions. lice department, but visit A tour of the police departthose who uphold the law and ment at the government complex risk their lives for the safety of took students from the wall of


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honor for Piqua officers who have fallen in the line of duty, to the two-bay garage, armory, passed the interrogation rooms and numerous office/administrative areas, to a sub-floor classroom. It was here that Jamison explained to those in attendance everything from department structure,

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Covington BOE meets Thursday COVINGTON — Covington Board of Education will meet in regular session at 6 p.m. Thursday at the board of education office located in the Covington Middle School. This is an open meeting and the public is invited to attend.

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Moments in Time A Children’s Pet Parade was held on June 14, 1933, with 225 participants, including dogs, cats, pigs, goats, rabbits, robin, pony and guppy. Courtesy of the Piqua Public Library

Correction It was reported Thursday that the Piqua Community Diversity Committee voted to recommend a name for the proposed new middle school. The vote was two for the motion, three against and two abstained. The motion failed. The Daily Call regrets for the error.

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Piqua High School freshman Megan English sits behind the wheel of a Distracted Driving Simulator in the school gym on Thursday.

Students learn first-hand dangers of drinking, texting and driving State brings simulator to Piqua High School BY WILL E SANDERS Staff Writer IQUA —Students at Piqua High School stepped behind the virtual wheel of a driving simulator Thursday during a daylong seminar that allowed students to experience not only what driving is like, but also what it is like to text and drive or drink and drive. The Distracted Driving Simulator is aimed at showing students,


many of whom will soon be driving or taking part in prom activities, exactly what it is like to text or drink and drive. For freshman student Austin Hall, who will be getting behind the wheel for the first time next year, his attempt at the driving simulator was disastrous. Through the simulation, Hall accidentally struck a woman with his car and found himself in court answering to a judge. “It actually helps you a lot,” Hall said afterward. “It is pretty realistic.” But thankfully for Hall, not too realistic. Mandi Abner, a public informa-

tion officer with the Ohio Department of Transportation, said the driving simulator has visited schools throughout the state in the last nine months. It has received positive feedback for how realistic the visual quality is and how it shows students the consequences of drinking or texting and driving, or other forms of distracted driving. “The whole point is to take it around and let the kids see the consequences of texting and driving and drinking and driving,” Abner said. “It shows all of the things that can happen when you

PIQUA — Edison Community College Office of Marketing and Community Relations issued a formal statement late Thursday regarding t h i s week’s indictment of a form e r e m ployee. F o r - KRAMER mer coordinator of public relations Jack Kramer, 63, of Yellow Springs, was indicted by a Miami County grand jury and arraigned on a secret indictment in Miami County Common Pleas Court on Tuesday afternoon on two fourthdegree felonies of having an unlawful interest in a public contract. The college released the following statement Thursday: “On Wednesday, April 11, 2012, the office of marketing and community relations was informed of two indictments that were handed down by a grand

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Girls on the Run prep for big event ‘Buddies’ play major role in training BY SUSAN HARTLEY Executive Editor

buddies — mostly moms — were working out as part of their preparation for the local May 12 Girls on the PIQUA — Run 5K event, Piqua’s Alexander which will begin at Stadium was the Welcome Stadium scene for a special in Dayton. The 5K have an idea for a “buddy run” Thurs- Do you also will be Local Front story? Let Susan Hartley know at day, as third- 773-2721 through some of ext. 14 or e-mail to through sixth- Dayton’s city grade girls and streets, said Girls their buddies hit the track on the Run coach Lorrie as part of the Girls on the Duer of Piqua. Run program. See Girls on Run /Page 2 The area students and

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Terry Krogman of Covington and his daughter, Haley, 9, run together at the Girls on the Run practice Thursday at Piqua High School’s Alexander Stadium. They were getting ready for the Girls on the Run event May 12, which will begin at Welcome Stadium in Dayton.


Friday, April 13, 2012


North Korean launch fails Rocket breaks up after takeoff BY JEAN H. LEE Associated Press PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — Defying international concerns, North Korea fired a longrange rocket early Friday that splintered into pieces over the Yellow Sea about a minute after takeoff in an apparent failure, South Korean and U.S. officials said. The liftoff took place at 7:39 a.m. (2239 GMT Thursday) from the west coast launch pad in the hamlet of Tongchang-ri, South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff in Seoul said, citing South Korean and U.S. intelligence. The U.S., South Korea and many other countries had warned against the launch, calling it a provo-

cation and a cover to test missile technology. North Korea had insisted it would not back down, and said the rocket would only carry a civilian satellite, touting it as a major technological achievement to mark the 100th anniversary of the birth of the country’s founder, Kim Il Sung, on Sunday. Still, if the rocket failed, it would be a major embarrassment for Pyongyang, which has invited dozens of international journalists to observe the rocket launch and other celebrations. It has staked its pride on the satellite, seeing it as a show of strength amid persistent economic hardship while Kim Il Sung’s grandson, the 29-year-old Kim Jong Un, solidifies power following the death of his father, longtime leader Kim Jong Il, four months ago.

“It blows a big hole in the birthday party,” said Victor Cha, former director for Asia policy in the U.S. National Security Council, contacted in Washington. “It’s terribly embarrassing for the North.” He said the next step would be to watch whether North Korea conducts a nuclear test, as has been speculated by the South Korean intelligence community. North Korea is reportedly making preparations for such a test soon. “We have to watch very carefully what they are doing now at the nuclear test site and how they explain this with all those foreign journalists in the country,” Cha said. In Pyongyang, there was no word about a launch. North Korean officials said they would make an announcement about the

launch “soon.” At Kim Il Sung Square, the city’s main plaza, residents were sitting around waiting for a rehearsal for upcoming celebrations. It had earlier said that the rocket would be fired any day between April 12 and April 16. The daily window was supposed to be 7 a.m. to noon. South Korean Foreign Minister Kim Sung-hwan said the rocket launch was confirmed a “failure.” He provided no details. But earlier, South Korean Defense Ministry spokesman Kim Min-seok told reporters the rocket splintered into pieces moments after takeoff. In Washington, a U.S. official also said the launch appeared to have failed. The official offered no further details and would not discuss the source of the U.S. information.

shooting. Jamison is working on a volunteer public information unit to help with social media along with other tasks that will include, as announced by City Manager Gary Huff, a new volunteer park ranger program. Volunteers in the police department have assisted with patrol of the bike paths, bike safety programs, chaplain work, an on-site greeter and at special events. Jamison covered the challenges of working around a tight budget that has seen the loss of 12 percent of staff over the last five years through retirement and attrition. Even working around an aging cruiser fleet poses a dilemma for a department that typically sees a four year life expectancy on their vehicles.

Detective Dave Thomas also spoke to the group on the typical weapons carried by officers with a display of those items from a bullet proof vest, handcuffs, a duty firearm, 12gauge shotgun, rifle and taser. The latter of which the detective dispelled the myths associated with the device, such as how many volts are actually dispensed to the fact it is not an electrocution but a neuromuscular incapacitation which interrupts the brain’s ability to control the body’s muscles. “The 50,000 is giving you the ability to jump through the clothing,” explained Thomas of the initial 50,000 volts delivered from the device to effect the muscles. “Then it instantly cycles down to 1,200 volts.” Thanks to several partnerships with Edison Community College and a

grant that allowed for the purchase, academy participants were given an opportunity to visit the department’s training lab “use of force” simulator. Deputy Chief Marty Grove showcased a few of the hundreds of potential scenarios that allow officers to practice in a variety of settings, situations and individuals. One scenario Grove presented to the academicians included a man standing over a wounded officer, reaching for a gun. Also on hand was Deputy Chief Tom Steiner In his duties include Tactical Team commander, Steiner brought the Piqua Police Department Tactical Response Team vehicle to Edison, along with gear. The next government academy class will be held at the city fire department.

Class Continued from page 1 rotating shifts and procedures, to a high-tech GPS system that allows the department to see the location of a cruiser, where they are going, even speed. Jamison noted the many technological advances over the span of his 25-year career have also resulted in challenges, such as learning a new records management system, policy system, performance tracking, and even social media. “I’m beginning to see and appreciate how valuable some of those community relation elements are,” Jamison said regarding how reductions in the department meant the loss of a crime prevention and community relations department and the value of Facebook, particularly after the Fountain Park

Girls on Run Continued from page 1 The local Girls on the Run is part of the national non-profit prevention program started by Molly Barker, a licensed social worker and a four-time Hawaii Ironman triathlete. Barker’s goal is to promote physical, emotional, social and intellectual development. The girls complete a 12-week program, with the goal of developing a stronger sense of identity, greater self-confidence, a healthier body image and a better knowledge of what it means to be a member of a team and a community, according to the organization’s national website,

Piqua’s Girls on the Run program is coached by six local women, including Duer, the Rev.Kazy Hinds, Sue Peltier, Amy Roiser, Lynn Robbins and Kim Piper. Meetings are held at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Piqua. Piqua’s girls have been practicing for the May 12 event during their weekly meetings. Some practices have been held in the parking lot at Westminster, on the Piqua bike path and at the Piqua YWCA, said Caitlyn Applegate, 11, a fifth-grader at Wilder. Thursday was the first day the girls’ buddies were on hand to practice a lap or two around Alexander stadium.

sends the message that you don’t want to text and drive or drink and drive. It’s not safe and it shows what can happen.” The simulation comes complete with a passenger who tells the driver when and where to turn, in addition to the passenger asking the driver to send a text message, at which point a cell phone appears on the screen. Abner said a lot of stu-

dents say they don’t text and drive, and maybe a lot of them don’t. But, she said, “the problem is when they get a text while they are driving. Maybe they look down at their phone while driving or respond back right away. …The best thing we can do is educate, educate, educate.” Since the drive simulator has been put to use around school districts across the state Abner

said the reaction from students has been positive. “The kids just love it,” she said. “I think the reason is because it looks like a video game.” The hope with the driving simulator is to establish safe and legal practices while driving. “If you can teach this to them when they are teenagers then the hope is they make it a habit for life,” Abner said.

from Edison Community College in the summer of 2010. Officials from Edison Community College have been in contact with and are continuing to cooperate with the investigation by the Miami County Prosecutor’s Office and the Ohio Ethics Commission. Additional information regarding Mr. Kramer’s past employment record at

Edison Community College will be managed in accordance with relevant human resources policies and the college will adhere to its policy of not discussing personnel issues.” Kramer, also a locally known radio play-by-play announcer for area sports and who runs an online sports broadcasting website, was released on a recognizance bond following

his brief court arraignment. When contacted by telephone, Kramer withheld commenting on the allegations and said he only learned of them “a few days ago.” If convicted, Kramer faces between one to three years in prison, but could also receive a community control sanctions sentence.

Edison Continued from page 1 jury relating to Mr. Kramer’s employment while at Edison Community College from January 2008 until March 2009. Both counts relate to Mr. Kramer’s authorization of the use of public funds to obtain a media contract with an agency that he was associated with. Mr. Kramer retired



Sally (Turner) Wright PIQUA — Sally (Turner) Wright, 85, of Piqua, died at 12:29 p.m. Wednesd a y , April 11, 2012, at Piqua Manor Nursing Home, Piqua with her family at her WRIGHT side. She was born in Pine Mountain, Ky., on March 22, 1927, to the late Hiram and Ida (Smith) Turner. She was raised in Big Laurel, Ky., and later moved to Piqua. Sally married Roy Wright. He preceded her in death in September 2001. Sally was survived by one daughter and son-inlaw, Sharon and Bobby Coots of Piqua; one sister, Hazel Creech of Harlan, Ky.; five grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and five great-greatgrandchildren. She was preceded in death by four brothers and three sisters. worked for Sally Copeland Corporation,

Sidney, for nine years as a machinist as well as in the factory. She loved to garden and loved her roots in Big Laurel. Sally’s Pentecostal faith guided her through her loving and devoted life. Her other interests included family, gardening, flea markets, cooking, bingo and cards. In her younger years, she devoted much of her time and energy as a caregiver to family members, including her sister. In 2001, after a bad accident, her daughter brought her home to Piqua, and took care of her for many years. While in Piqua, Sally led a wonderful life with family until she was too sick. At this point in her life, Sally was blessed to receive the great care of Piqua Manor Nursing Home, where she passed away. Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Turner Cemetery, Big Laurel, Ky. Burial will follow. Friends may call from 2-4 p.m. Sunday at Melcher-Sowers Funeral Home, Piqua. Condolences may be expressed to the family at

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CROSSVILLE, Tenn. — that were very special to Marion H. Grubbs Jr., 80, him. Crossville, Tenn., formerly Marion was retired of Port from Aggregate Industry, JefferPiqua, as a plant manager s o n , and also was the owner of passed Grubbs Trucking in Port away at Jefferson. He and his wife 12:45 Betty moved to Crossville p . m . in 1995, where he worked Tueswith Livingston Limed a y , stone. Marion was a memApril ber of Bethlehem Baptist 1 0 , Church, where he served 2 0 1 2 , GRUBBS in the Greeters Ministry a t and was active in his SunCumberland House Hos- day school class. Because pice, Crossville, Tenn. he loved to cook, the BethHe was born July 10, lehem Senior Luncheon 1931, in Kossuth, Miss., Group was a very special the son of the late Marion part of his fellowship Sr. and Nora (Jones) there. Grubbs. On Jan. 9, 1971, Funeral services will be in New Paris, he married held at 1 p.m. Monday at FuChelsea Applegate is who is an experienced 5K Betty Boothe. She sur- Melcher-Sowers vives. neral Home in Piqua. one mom who was ready to participant, running in a Marion is survived by Burial will follow in run. benefit for the late Bob two sons, Dave Grubbs of Shelby Memory Gardens “She is the one who has Mikolajewski. gotten me motivated,” said According to Duer, Columbia, Tenn. and Bret in Sidney. The family will Chelsea of her daughter there’s about 45 Piqua Grubbs of Houston; two receive friends 12-1 p.m. Janie at the funeral home. Caitlyn. “She came to me girls signed up to partici- daughters, Memorial contributions and said ‘it would be so pate in the 5K, with moms, Leonardo of Jeffersonville, Ind. and Lisa may be made to Wilson cool,’ mom.” grandparents, aunts and Supinger of Troy; three Hospice, 1083 Fairington Caitlyn said she enjoyed even a couple of teachers sisters, Louise Savell of Drive, Sidney, OH 45365 being part of the Girls on serving as buddies. the Run. “We talk about Every girl must have a Pensacola, Fla., Edith or Hospice of Miami bullying and how to stand buddy to run with them, Shawler and Shirley Shol- County, P. O. Box 502, up for our friends.” Duer said, since the run ley, both of Piqua; 12 Troy, OH 45373. Condolences may be exOther topics presented takes place through the grandchildren and 10 by the coaches, then dis- city streets. But it also great grandchildren; and pressed to the family at cussed by the girls include gives the girls an opportu- many nieces and nephews lessons on self-esteem, nity to get to do something Caitlyn said. fun with their buddy. Death notice Another mom particiSome girls are in need of pating in the 5K is Angi buddies, Duer said. Adults TROY — Edward Keith Grady, 58, of Troy, passed Jones, mom of Ellie, 10, a who would like to partici- away Friday at Upper Valley Medical Center in Troy. fourth-grader at Bennett. pate may go online to A memorial service will be conducted Monday at “We’ve been walking on to Riverside Cemetery Chapel, Troy. Arrangements are the bike path,” said Angi, register. by the Fisher-Cheney Funeral Home, Troy.

Driving Continued from page 1 get distracted while driving.” Students who sat down behind the virtual driver’s seat had to react to deer running out in front of them, ticket-writing police officers and the scolding remarks of court judges, in the event of a traffic violation or worse. “It really shows the students a real-life scenario,” Abner said. “It really


Springtime hike set at Johnston Farm PIQUA — Spring is a time of new beginnings, and what better way to enjoy spring and mark Earth Day than with a hike at the Johnston Farm? Nature and history will be the focus of the afternoon as participants visit some nooks and crannies of this historic jewel not usually accessible to visitors, at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 21. Hikers will depart the Historic Indian and Canal Museum for an interpreted, moderate hike. Visitors should come prepared for the fields, forest, and towpath that are each a part of the Johnston Farm & Indian Agency. The cost is $4/adults, $2/students 6-12, free to Johnston Farm Friends Council and Ohio Historical Society members. Remaining 2012 events at the farm include: June 9 and 10: Family

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Friday, April 13, 2012

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Showers in weekend forecast Today looks nice with lots of sun. The weekend will be even warmer as we push into the 70s, but there’s also a good chance for showers and thunderstorms... mainly Saturday. Readings will warm well into the 70s on Sunday with a reduced chance of rain. It will be in the mid-70s on Monday before a cooling trend begins on Tuesday with the temperatures in the upper 50s and low 60s through Thursday. High: 64 Low: 37.



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Piqua Catholic recently inducted 13 seventh-graders into the National Junior Honor Society. The new inductees are front row left to right, Wyatt Long, Cameron Roller, Eli Baker, Jenna Zimmerman, Kate Hemm, Megan Neumeier, Claire Went, Erin Kirner. Back row, left to right, Jake Earhart, Stephen Monnin (8th grade), Liz Pax, Lexie Caulfield, Stacy Rutschilling and Tiffany Hatcher.

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Program brings Shakespeare to stage PIQUA — The Edison Community College Stagelight Players will be bringing William Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” to campus for a twoweekend run at beginning Friday, April 20. Performances will begin at 7:30 p.m. The play, one of Shakespeare’s most popular, portrays the

events surrounding the marriage of the Duke of Athens, Theseus, and the Queen of the Amazons, Hippolyta. These include the adventures of four young Athenian lovers and a group of six amateur actors, who are manipulated by the fairies who inhabit the forest in which most of the play is set. Edison faculty member Matthew Beisner will be directing the play, which will feature some newly acquired set designs that will add an extra dimension to Shakespeare’s classic tale. “We are fortunate to have a professional company from Dayton, The Light Fantastic, coming to light our newly acquired scrim,” Beisner said. “With this new technology, this show will look much different and a lot better than any show you’ve seen here.”

In the past, the Stagelight Players have brought Shakespeare’s “The Taming of the Shrew” and “The Tempest” to life in the Edison Theater. Beisner had many reasons for again reaching into the Bard’s catalog for this spring’s show. “It’s simply a classic. There’s a reason why this play is one of Shakespeare’s most performed plays. It has a wonderful, yet simple plot with lots of memorable characters,” Beisner said.“It includes the theme of the darker side of love. It interweaves between dysfunctional love, passionate love and aristocratic love. It also includes one of the most famous ‘play within a play’ scenes ever written, which, in turn, satirizes Shakespeare’s own Romeo and Juliet.” The costumes by Anne Vaccaro will be a rich mixture inspired from Greek mythology to Renaissance romance to 1940’s sophistication.

Tickets for the show are $7 for adults, $5 for students and $3 for seniors. Children under 12 are free. Shows will run Friday, April 20th and Saturday, April 21, at 7:30 p.m. Additional shows will be Friday, April 27, Saturday, the 28 and Sunday the 29. Beisner has been impressed with the direction and progress that Edison’s theater program has made over the years. “Things are definitely headed in the right direction. There are lots of wonderful people at Edison who want to see the theatre program succeed, from teachers to the administrative staff,” he said. “I’ve made it a personal goal to bring such a high level of quality to our productions, that when people who think of great theatre, they think of Edison.”

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Ethan Eldridge Age: 3 Birthdate: April 13, 2009 Parents: Sean and Betty Eldridge of Piqua Grandparents: The late Michael Gerlach of Piqua, Betty and the late Gary Brown of Piqua, Bonnie and the late Leonard Eldridge of Lawrenceburg, Ind. D’Ann and John Elfers of Brooksville, Ky.

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Chicken dinner carryout slated — Piqua PIQUA Catholic’s annual Chicken Dinner Carryout Night is scheduled for April 24. Each meal is $7.50 and includes a half of a chicken, baked potato, coleslaw, and dinner roll. Tickets must be purchased in advance and may be obtained at Piqua

Catholic School during regular school hours. Tickets also are being sold after all Masses at St. Mary and St. Boniface Churches. Dinners will be delivered to your car by teachers and staff. Homemade pies from the Spot Restaurant also

will be available for sale at $8 each. Flavors include cherry, peach, apple, black raspberry, peach and oldfashioned cream. All proceeds benefit the school’s tuition assistance fund. Orders are due by April 16. Dinner pick up is at the North Street Campus between 4-6:30 p.m.

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mons at Piqua High School. • A public meeting has been scheduled to discuss naming of the three new elementary school buildings. This meeting is open to anyone who is interested in participating and sharing their ideas and will be held at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 24, at Piqua High School. • Parents are reminded that all open enrollment applications for the 201213 school year must be submitted by 3 p.m. Tuesday, May 1. Applications


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Piqua City Schools briefs PIQUA — The following events and activities are taking place at Piqua City Schools: • A Building Project Update Meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 17, at Piqua High School. This meeting is open to the public to provide details on the progress being made on the planning, design and construction schedule of the three new elementary buildings. • The annual Piqua City School District Art Show will be held Saturday, April 21, in the Com-

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“The eyes of the Lord are on the righteous, and his ears are open to their cry. The face of the Lord is against them that do evil, to cut off the remembrance of them from the earth.” Psalms 34:15-16 AKJV)

y grocery list was showing on Tuesday at the Hahn-Hufford Center. It began innocently enough, my neurofeedback technician, Pam Maxwell, hooked me up to the computer with three electrodes placed strategically on my head. It been a week since I’d been at the Center after their spring break and Maxwell asked if I wanted my favorite, hyper-pong, or to try something new. I was game for something new. So imagine if you will on the television screen a cavern along a beach and lucky you are inside looking out to pristine water. The waves are in the form of shiny dots of various sizes and colors, rolling towards you, while soft music plays in the background. Very peaceful, completely relaxing, so long as one’s mind is not making out grocery lists, going over last conversations, thinking about homework (Both your own and your kids) and laundry that needs done, did I feed the dog this morning? Uh oh, did I let the dog back in before I left for work? You get the drill. All should be pleasant but my mind was everywhere. The rolling dots faded, the music cutting in and out because I was not concentrating. Welcome to my grocery list followed by my inner nerd because what transpired next was a tad illuminating. Perhaps it was the mention of cruise ships from Maxwell as we caught up after spring break? Maybe it was that week away resulting in two lost sessions? Perhaps it was the fictional writer in me who tends to write not-so-happy endings with a lot of doomsday type of material intertwined? Whatever the case I could not help visualizing a cruise BETHANY J. ROYER ship entering stage right, Staff Writer languidly coasting across to the left of the screen and capsizing. Maybe I spend a little too much time at the paper, wrapped in news and the like? Who knows, but it was an avalanche from that point. Next thing I know I’ve thoughts of pirates, dolphins, hot sand, sand in shoes, sand everywhere. The music continued to cut in and out, the rolling wave of dots disappearing and re-appearing. Yours truly chastising her brain to knock it off. This, my friends, is one of the many reasons for neurofeedback therapy, to train the brain to concentrate, to focus, to stop the grocery lists and capsizing cruise ships. As neurofeedback gains more ground, more individuals from a wide spectrum of lifestyles are taking advantage of it. From athletes wanting to improve their game, to executives wanting to be more effective in the board room. While having been around for quite some time, thirty years, the technology hasn’t taken hold in the medical community. The many times I’ve spoken with HahnHufford technicians and have done research on the net I’ve found there’s still a lot of controversy, still a lot of red tape, much yet to be gained in terms of acceptance. You know, author Don Miguel Ruiz says, “Be skeptical but learn to listen.” I’m learning and boy, am I listening because after a few minutes the grocery list started to subside, my worry about the dog being in or out of the house became a nonissue, even the apocalyptic writer put down her pen. The waves rolled in, the music played … concentration ensued. For those who work at the Hahn-Hufford Center, training begins with Dr. Siegfried Othmer and Susan F. Othmer who have been involved with Neurofeedback since 1985 and provide certification training. Great information about their work, including videos can be seen at their website:

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Excerpts of recent editorials of interest from Ohio newspapers: The Columbus Dispatch Many people rightly fear living near a sex offender, so a new ruling by the Ohio Supreme Court touches an issue that is emotionally and legally thorny: What to do with those who prey on children and are, themselves, still kids. On one hand, adolescents are not small-scale adults. Their brains still are developing. Youthful, errant behavior might well be more a factor of immature judgment and weak impulse control than an adult’s firmly rooted criminal behavior. On the other hand, publishing offenders’ names and photographs satisfies the public’s desire to be warned, so that children and other potential victims can be protected. Ohio’s justices mirrored this split, ruling 5-2 on Tuesday to strike down a lifetime registration-andnotification requirement for the worst juvenile sex offenders. … The court had no quibble with mandatory reporting for adults, but said the juvenile justice system is structured to redeem, cloaking names of offenders to permit them to get treatment and graduate into a lawful adulthood. … The case involved an Athens County juvenile … who had admitted to raping his little sister when he was 11 and a younger nephew when he was 15. Along the way, he’d also molested five or six other young girls. …. But while adult sexual offenders are the hardest of all criminals to rehabilitate, the majority of young sex offenders can be treated so that they do not commit more sexual offenses. Two experts from the behavioral-health department at Nationwide Children’s Hospital … point to national studies that peg the recidivism rate at 7 to 14 percent for juvenile sex offenders who receive proper treatment. …

modeled on Richards. But ome say the Rolling not always. Throughout Stones are the best the book Richards casually rock band in the refers to women by the bworld. That’s a little exword, sleeps with a gun travagant; it’s like calling under his pillow, and Earth the best planet in seems to be under the the universe. How do you delusion that he is a large, know unless you’ve seen black Jamaican rastaman. them all? Then it starts to get weird. That said, the Stones JIM MULLEN He and Mick Jagger are certainly one of the Columnist haven’t spoken in 20 years most interesting bands in except to write songs the world, and guitarist Keith Richards may be the band’s most whenever they needed to raise some quick cash. Incidental tidbit: It seems that most interesting member. Keef, as fans call him, has, against all of the time, Richards writes the music and odds, reached age 68, and in 2010 he re- Jagger writes the lyrics. What else? They all hated Brian Jones leased his autobiography, “Life.” When you read about the copious drugs he and because he was a girlfriend-beating, his bandmates took for many years needy, selfish, egotistical piece of goose (Richards swears he’s been off junk for 30 dropping. No one in the band seemed suryears), it makes you wonder why you’re prised or upset when Jones turned up paying extra for organic free-range dead in his swimming pool a month after chicken, soy milk and other things that quitting the band in 1969. Bassist Bill Wyman quit because he are supposed to be so good for you. The parts of “Life” that are not about was afraid of flying. Richards left longtaking drugs, scoring drugs or being time girlfriend Anita Pallenberg because busted for drugs are about his many trips she was doing more drugs than he was. to rehab to get off drugs. The thing is, it How is that even possible? As for the music, Richards gives a blowwasn’t just the boys in the band smoking, snorting and shooting dope. The roadies, by-blow account of recording the songs for the groupies, the record execs, the studio “Exile on Main St.” That album was musicians, the agents and their famous recorded in the basement of a seaside friends were all doing it, too. Richards villa he’d rented in southern France so would get out of rehab, and the next day a that he and the rest of the group wouldn’t have to pay confiscatory British income “friend” would lay some smack on him. By the way, he still drinks. He writes taxes. For months the band members that while recording in Canada not long recorded in a hot, sweaty root cellar until ago (in Rolling Stone years, anyway), the they got what they wanted. Then in one band and its entourage cleaned the Jim line, Richards says something like, “Then Beam out of every liquor store within 50 we took the masters to LA and added the miles by the end of the first week. When vocals and overdubbing.” Wait, what? Keef heard about it, he put down his elf- That could have been fleshed out a little booted foot. “That’s it,” he said. “From now more. Depp and Richards read some of the on, we’re drinking vodka.” One of the oddest things about success- chapters of the audiobook version, and it ful musicians is that they are worka- is hard not to laugh when you hear a Capholics. It’s hard to tell if Richards is tain Jack voice say, “I don’t have a drug bragging or complaining when he says problem; I have a police problem.” I saw the Stones in 1972, figuring it that in its first five years, the band didn’t take one day off. None of the Stones ever would be the band’s last tour because all had a job other than playing in a band. If the bandmates would be dead of pop-star they weren’t playing or recording, they excesses in a year or two, Keef being the were writing songs, doing photo shoots or first to go. It seems he may outlive us all. appearing on TV. That’s what it takes to Jim Mullen’s newest book, “How to Lose stay on top. You can never stop. Keef can be as charming as Captain Money in Your Spare Time — At Home,” is Jack Sparrow, the “Pirates of the available at You can reach Caribbean” character that Johnny Depp him at


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Family looks for gentle ways to ease away from grandpa DEAR ABBY: My husband and I have been married for 16 years and have two teenagers. “Mom” died two years ago, and my husband is an only child. How can we tell my widowed fatherin-law that we need a weekend to ourselves? “Pop,” who’s 87, lives an hour away and drives to see us every weekend, staying until Monday afternoon. We don’t doubt that he’s lonely, although he does play bridge twice a week and has dinner with friends occasionally. We love him dearly and would never want to hurt his feelings, but we long for a weekend for “just us.” How do we ask Pop not to visit? We believe he’s still in mourning over the loss of his wife of 60 years. We don’t want to add to his heartache. — TORN IN TEXAS



In this April 4 photo, comedian Jim Gaffigan poses for a portrait in New York. Gaffigan announced that his latest comedy special will be released via his website for a small fee, and that a portion of the proceeds will benefit the Bob Woodruff Foundation. JOHN CARUCCI Associated Press NEW YORK — Comedian Jim Gaffigan isn’t hoping a few laughs will help returning war veterans, he’s banking on it. His new 75-minute stand-up special, “Mr. Universe,” is available through a $5 download on his website, and Gaffigan is donating $1 from each sale to the Bob Woodruff Foundation, which has supported more than 1 million veterans, service members and their families since 2008. Woodruff was nearly killed by a roadside bomb in 2006 while covering the war in Iraq for ABC News. His foundation supports war veterans who are returning to civilian life. “He’s been very deeply moved by what needs to be done to further this mission of ours and our foun-

NEKESA MUMBI MOODY AP Music Writer NEW YORK — The acrimony that helped dissolve Guns N’ Roses nearly 20 years ago still lingers. Axl Rose announced Wednesday that he won’t be showing up to see the band inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and declined the honor for himself. In a letter to the hall, band fans and “To Whom It May Concern,” Rose listed several reasons for not attending Saturday’s ceremony in Cleveland, including a feeling that the hall does not respect him. In declining his own induction, he added: “I strongly request that I not be inducted in absentia and please know that no one is authorized nor may anyone be permitted to accept any induction for me or speak on my behalf.” The hall said in a statement that it still plans to induct Rose with the rest

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inducted it’d be somewhat of a complicated or awkward situation.” Rose’s announcement cast a cloud over the band’s induction but in some ways was fitting, given the dysfunction that marked the group as it became one of the world’s most popular acts in the 1980s and 1990s. Its hits included “Welcome to the Jungle,” ‘’Sweet Child O’ Mine” and “ N o vember Rain.” B e sides Guns ’ N Roses, the inductees will include SLASH t h e Beastie Boys, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, the late singer/songwriter Laura Nyro, Donovan, and The Small Faces/The Faces, which included Rod Stewart and Rolling Stones guitarist Ronnie Wood.

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He suffered head and brain injuries and spent 36 days in a medically induced coma, but returned to the job 13 months later. “It was a hell of a lot of fun,” Woodruff joked. Later he added: “When it first happens, you wake up just happy to be alive ... but over time you worry and get depressed.” As for starting the foundation, Woodruff says he wanted to help military members and their families because they fall through the cracks. “Because these wars are voluntary, very few people know people in the military world, so when these families do come back there’s not a lot of interaction in the community,” he said. “We are supporting that gap by what’s being done by the government and what’s not being done at all.”

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dation,” Woodruff said of Gaffigan during a phone interview before leaving on assignment for ABC News in North Korea. “We ask these men and women to serve and protect our country and then they come back and are sometimes forgotten,” said Gaffigan, who met Woodruff last year when he performed at the foundation’s Stand Up for Heroes event in New York. According to Woodruff, advances in technology have limited physical injuries and death when compared with previous wars, but he added: “A huge number, as compared to previous wars, have been injured by invisible wounds. So that’s the one that’s still to a large degree is not really well understood.” Woodruff, who suffers from a traumatic brain injury, counts himself among the latter group.

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know that he snores. If he’s snoring steadily, but stops for 20 or 30 seconds before starting again, it could indicate that he has a serious medical condition that should be discussed with his doctor. If the apartment above you has poor insulation, a carpet under his bed could muffle some of the sound. Playing a tape of “white noise” could block it out more restfully than your television or radio. Or, because adequate sleep is so important, you could ask a real estate attorney about the possibilDEAR TORN: You do ity of breaking your lease need to talk to and leaving without your father- penalty. in-law DEAR ABBY: I am a and set 23-year-old woman who some bound- will graduate from college aries. soon. I am looking to una post-college A c - dergo makeover. I want to find complish some clothes that will it by work in the professional s e t - world, but also mix for ting a more casual environp r e - ments. Taking a recent deter- college grad’s budget for m i n e d this into account, what v i s i t a - signature pieces should a t i o n young female have in her s c h e d u l e wardrobe? And what tips that allows you do you have for building a time alone with your hus- great collection over time? — YOUNG, BROKE, band and nuclear family BUT FABULOUS without him being present. A way to get that DEAR Y.B.F.: Start message across would be to say: “Pop, we love you, with two suits — one with but we need some time to a jacket and matching ourselves, so let’s sched- skirt, the other with ule your visits for twice a jacket and slacks. Make month. YOU pick the both suits interchangeable and in a neutral color weekends.” — black, navy or beige — looks best on whatever DEAR ABBY: The neighbor above my apart- you. Add a couple of ment has a snoring prob- blouses and sweater sets, lem. My bedroom is several pairs of shoes and directly below his. Around a good handbag. Make 10 every night he starts sure to look for “classic” snoring to the point that styles rather than trendy, it sounds like an elephant and you will have the lives above me. I have to basis for a business sleep with my TV on and wardrobe and the beginning of a great collection. sometimes the radio. Please tell me what to Dear Abby is written by do. Should I confront this neighbor? Should I com- Abigail Van Buren, also plain to management? Or known as Jeanne Phillips, should I just live with it? and was founded by her — FED UP IN NEW mother, Pauline Phillips. JERSEY Write Dear Abby at or P.O. Box 69440, Los AngeDEAR FED UP: Write your neighbor a letter and les, CA 90069 explain to him there is a problem. He may not

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is possible, it is highly improbable. 4. Three notrump. The same sentiments apply here also. A rebid of only two notrump would be invitational, not forcing, and a sound game contract might easily be missed if partner elected to pass. Of course, he might not accept three notrump as the final resting place and might retreat to four spades, but that is far from an alarming prospect. If he does, your 18 high-card points and J-6 of spades will surely serve him well. Tomorrow: A fatal discard.



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A hunt for Madagascar’s lemur

: My 12-year-old daughter thinks she’s old enough to set her own bedtime. We told her that we want her in bed, lights out, by 9:30 on weeknights and 10 on non-school nights. This really isn’t working, however, as she continues to try to stay up later. In one of your books, you describe a system for letting teenagers earn their curfew. Can we use a similar system for bedtime?


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In this Dec. 13, 2011, photo, a lemur sits on the shoulder of Katie Moulton as she holds daughter, Harper, at the Vakona Forest ANDASIBE, Madagascar — Lodge in Andasibe, Madagascar. The East African island nation The most charming animal I of Madagascar is the only place in the world to see lemurs in the have ever seen apparently se- wild, a fun family vacation even with infants in tow. duced my wife as well. How else to explain why she would allow with frequent blind curves. one tree to the next. a wild primate to tap dance The U.S. doesn’t even have Because we built two mornacross her shoulders a mere diplomatic relations with Mada- ings into our itinerary in Andaclaw’s swipe away from our 6- gascar, following a coup in 2009 sibe, we decided not to take the month-old daughter? that brought a former radio disc babies into the forest, which is Furry and cuddly, bug-eyed jockey to the presidency. hilly and requires short sprints and mysterious, the lemurs of “Are you guys nuts? Who to chase down lemur families. Madagascar mesmerize onlook- takes a 4-month-old to a coun- Kaarli and Katie took Day 1 as ers with leaping bounds, side- try that has regular coups?” a Aaron and I babysat. Aaron and ways jitterbugs and friend in Kenya — where we all I went on Day 2. Jordan-esque jumps. With lumi- live — asked. Zaka, our guide, was a nanescent eyes and soft hands, Apparently, Americans in ture’s magician. While walking their demeanor is as gentle as a particular are not known for through the thick forest, Zaka docile house cat. such undertakings. One Belgian would stop, cock his head to the Simply put, lemurs are really tourist asked us if we were side, then dive into the woods, cool. South African. He said he had ending up after a 30-second That must be why my wife never seen Americans breast- sprint under a family of lemurs. Katie let one particularly play- feed in public like Katie and Over two to three hours, Zaka ful lemur hop on her head and Kaarli did. A woman from led us to four lemur families. prance down her arms even as Florida staying at the lakeside The catch of the day, though, our firstborn, Harper, was Baby- resort we visited said, “You guys was the family of indri he found. Bjorned to Katie’s chest. It are to be commended. I’ve never Indri, the largest of all might have been ill-advised, but seen anyone except Germans lemurs, are known for an eerie it felt perfectly safe. travel with infants like this.” call. Professional wordsmith Ill-advised is how some might Despite warnings and wor- that I am, all I could think to describe our whole trip — a ries, we had almost no prob- say was that the call sounded lemur hunt on an African island lems. In fact we had a great “squeaky.” Aaron thought it with two newborns in tow. time. sounded like a small whale (a Katie, Harper and I traveled to The highlight was the lemur. much better description). Madagascar with another set of Found nowhere else on earth, Back in Nairobi, where we new parents — Aaron, Kaarli, they’re named after lemures — live and work, it’s not unusual and 3-month-old Kaleb. ghosts or spirits — of Roman to see monkeys hopping and The lure of Madagascar is mythology because of their bug swinging through trees in our clear. The East Africa island is eyes and other-worldly howls. yards. The lemurs, by contrast, hilly and lush with a countryOur first interaction with glide, as if they are swimming side of rice paddies. From its them was on a small island near through the canopy. French colonial days it retains a our hotel in Andasibe, the A family of five sat above me baguette-and-brie culinary tra- Vakona Forest Lodge. The and Aaron. They glanced at us dition. The best beaches are un- lemurs here scurry around nonchalantly, then sprang ending strips of smooth, white freely, but lemurs can’t swim through the trees, as if on a sand. and thus are trapped on the rocket-fueled pogo stick. I made But modern it is not. Many of islet. This is where common only a half-hearted attempt to its cars were built in the 1970s. brown lemurs climbed on Katie take a picture. I preferred to On one post-dinner taxi ride in and Kaarli as they carried the watch. Zaka told said that on a a Peugeot that Napoleon may kids. busy day 20 tourists might have commissioned, Katie sat in One brown lemur sat on my crowd around one family. That the front, um, seat. Actually she head with its own baby in tow day it was just Aaron and me sat on the metal hull of the car. shortly after I hand-fed it small with a front row seat. It had neither cushioning nor chunks of banana. Usually I’m Zaka was a great guide but fabric. not a fan of such zoo-like situa- not nearly as colorful as the one If the taxis are that bad, what tions, but these animals were we had two days later while of the hospitals? What if Harper too much fun not to enjoy the hunting for lemurs at a lakeside or Kaleb had a medical emer- experience. resort near the coast. That But you can also see wild guide lured out the lemurs by gency? The U.S. State Department’s travel page for lemurs at Andasibe-Mantadia imitation. “Aroo-wah, aroo-wah. Madagascar says malaria is National Park. Here, with a Whap, a-whap, whap-whapprevalent, plague is endemic, guide, you walk — or run, at whap-whap,” he sang into the armed robberies and carjack- times — through the forest to forest, before adding a much ings are rising, and that roads see lemurs hanging high in the more Americanized: “Let’s-gotend to be narrow and winding branches and bounding from let’s-go-let’s-go-let’s-go.”

: Curfew and bedtime are horses of two different colors. The former involves safety, peer group, maturity, and responsibility issues that are not involved, or as involved, as regards bedtime. For that reason, I would not advise using an approach similar to the curfew system that I describe in my book Teen-Proofing. I generally recommend that parents set no specific bedtime for a child 12 years of age or older; rather, they simply insist that after a certain time — say, 9 p.m.—the child is on nonpunitive restriction to her room. Assuming that she does not make it difficult for other family members to get a decent night’s sleep, the youngster can stay up as late as she wants. However, if getting up in the morning and getting ready for school, church, or whatever become problematic, then the parents go back to enforcing a specific, and relatively early, bedtime. In that unfortunate event, they also remove distracting electronic devices — cell phones, computers, and the like — from the child’s room so that she can fall asleep more easily and get the sleep she obviously needs. If that step needs to be taken, then the child’s room is cleansed and the “old” bedtime is enforced for at least a month, but no more than two months. Then parents replace the distractions and let the child determine her own bedtime again. My experience is that the “punishment” doesn’t have to be used more than twice before the problem is solved. This approach helps the preteen or young teen see the lifelong relationship between freedom (what this age child wants most) and responsible behavior (what parents want most from this age child). To maintain or gain more free-


JOHN ROSEMOND Columnist dom, the child begins to act more responsibly. Win-win! : Our 4-year-old daughter goes to the bathroom frequently during the day. Sometimes, she will go into the bathroom, pee, come out, and go back in again within minutes. Her need — if that’s the right word — increases when we put her in her room for time-out, during nap time in the afternoon, and after we put her to bed at night. Her pediatrician has ruled out a urinary tract problem. How do you recommend handling this?


: I’m glad you told me her physician has ruled out a urinary tract problem because I wouldn’t have given you advice otherwise. This isn’t the first time parents have described this problem with a girl this age. Odd, for sure, but nearly all young children do odd things of one sort or another, and one or two odd things does not make a odd child. The somewhat selective nature of the problem tells me this is a tad manipulative. Tell your daughter that if she has to go to the bathroom more than once during her nap time, that you have to move her bedtime back one hour that evening (notice the margin of error). Otherwise, I recommend that you completely — and I mean COMPLETELY — ignore her need to be in frequent contact with white porcelain during normal waking hours. With dispassionate enforcement on your part, the naptime urges should disappear within a couple of weeks. When you think that part of the problem has been solved, use a similar approach concerning her bedtime urges. Tell her that if she goes to the bathroom more than once after being put to bed, you will move her bedtime back an hour the next night. If my experience serves me well, that approach — ignoring and a mild consequence — should clear up her urinary tract hyperactivity in short order.


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$8M to replace McDonald House TOLEDO — The Ronald McDonald House began providing lodging nearly three decades ago to parents who traveled to Toledo to get specialized medical care for their children. Located in what was a remodeled funeral home, the Monroe Street house is in such demand that parents are put up in a local hotel when occupancy at Ronald McDonald House surpasses 100 percent. Because of that, the nonprofit group’s board is looking to build a new house that will more than quadruple the existing space at the current location. To support the new house,

the board will kick off a fundraising campaign Thursday that seeks $8 million from the community. Chad Bringman, Ronald McDonald House Charities of Northwest Ohio’s executive director and board president, said Wednesday the plan is to break ground about a year from now. “The organization will be celebrating its 30th year in Toledo in December, 2012. This announcement not only marks the largest news in organizational history, but also a great way for us to celebrate three decades of serving families in our region,” Mr. Bringman said. He said the 14 rooms in

the Ronald McDonald House are usually filled, and families who need their services are routinely lodged in rooms at the Ramada Inn on Secor Road. “Our average occupancy rate over the last couple of years has been 95 percent,” he said. The campaign will begin with more than one-third of the goal reached. McDonald’s Co-op of Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan, which is made up of owners and operators of McDonald restaurant franchises, has agreed to give $1.5 million. Toledo Children’s Hospital and its parent company, ProMedica, is pledging $1 million.

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Piqua High School held its 2012 National Honor Society Induction Ceremony on Thursday afternoon. Shown above are inductees for 2012 include: (in alphabetical order) Audrey Allen, Katie Allen, Courtney Bensman, Abigail Buecker-Berger, Conner Brown, Thomas Brown, Channon Collins, Megan Craft, Lindsey Cruse, Teija Davis, Brandon deVaudreuil, Madison Evans, Mikayla Gao, Brittany Grear, Sarah Grunkemeyer, Jarod Haney, Abigail Helman, Joshua Holfinger, Kyler Holland, Haley Huebner, Mykaila Ingle, Daniel Klosterman, Cara Long, Bailey Manning, Bryan Mayse, Morgan O’Neal, Allesandra Painter, Dakota Rench, Michelle Smith, Emily Wenrick, Jonathon Wirt and Macy Yount. In the photo at right, Emily Wenrick adds her name to the register of members of the Piqua High School National Honor Society during induction ceremonies on Thursday.

PIQUA — City of Piqua water customers will be receiving a drinking water notice as a result of water samples taken in December 2011 and early February 2012, which exceeded the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) standard for Trihalomethanes (TTHMs). Trihalomethanes are a group of four chemicals that are formed along with other disinfection byproducts when chlorine or other disinfectants used to control microbial contaminants in drinking water react with naturally occurring organic and inorganic matter in water. The main reason TTHMs form is because of the lack of water movement in water lines and/or water storage tanks. Although the level of these tests exceeded the EPA limit, water provided to Piqua customers remains safe. However, these levels are not acceptable and the Water Treatment Division has initiated new procedures to prevent future build-up of TTHMs. The new procedures include regular flushing of certain water lines and periodic turning over the water in the storage tanks. Since these new procedures were implemented, samples have shown TTHM levels well within the required limits. In addition, the city is planning for a long-term solution in either building a new water treatment plant or participating in a joint water treatment facility with the city of Troy. The new technology with either of these options will eliminate TTHMs problems. The drinking water notice that residents will receive is required by the EPA and must contain specific language and information. Again, the levels of the violation are not a health risk, but it is the city’s goal to eliminate the necessity of further notices on both the short and long term basis.

Rumpke to offer service throughout Miami County DAYTON — Rumpke officials report the company will offer curbside recycling service throughout Miami County due to growing interest from residents. “We are eager to expand our recycling operation in Miami County,” said Mike Bramkamp, Rumpke Regional vice president. “We are encouraging residents to reduce their trash and recycle more.” Miami County residents can call Rumpke at (800) 223-3960 to set up service. Rumpke is already providing recycling service in several Miami County communities, including Piqua, Troy, Laura, Ludlow Falls, Pleasant Hill and Potsdam. Recyclables are sorted at Rumpke Recycling in Dayton. More information about the recycling

process is available at Rumpke Consolidated Companies, Inc. has been committed to keeping neighborhoods and businesses clean and green since 1932 by providing environment friendly waste disposal solutions. Headquartered near Cincinnati, Rumpke is one of the nation’s largest privately owned residential and commercial waste and recycling firms, providing service to areas of Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana and West Virginia. Rumpke divisions include Rumpke Recycling, Rumpke Portable Restrooms, The William-Thomas Group, Rumpke Hydraulics and Rumpke Ballpark. For more information, visit

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PIQUA, 1935 Springwood Drive, Friday & Saturday, 9am-4pm. Huge Garage Sale!!!! Name brand men's, women's & boy's toddler clothes, booster seats, really nice name brand jackets, antiques, NASCAR collectibles, River Front stadium seats with certificate, a lot of miscellaneous tools in great shape, kids toys, games, books, etc., dishes, household items, hundreds of DVDs in good shape. There is something for everyone!! This is a sale YOU don't want to MISS!!! Every price is negotiable!!!

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615 Business Services

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PIQUA, 1612 Echo Lake Drive, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, 9am-3pm. Household items, Kinkaid picture frames, vanity sink, bathroom cabinet, miscellaneous items.

660 Home Services

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PIQUA, 1611 South Street, Friday & Saturday, 9am-3pm. Toro lawn tractor, household goods TVs, tables, dressers.

635 Farm Services

Horseback Riding Lessons

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

NEW BREMEN, 20th Annual Community Garage Sales, Friday, April 13th and Saturday, April 14th. Listings are available for $1.00 on April 10th at Schwieterman's, Howell's IGA, Minster State Bank (New Bremen Branch), library.

600 - Services

555 Garage Sales/Yard Sales


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280 Transportation

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1979 AIRSTREAM 31', Excellent condition! $7500. (937)497-9673

305 Apartment

TRUCK DRIVER, Family owned business seeking truck driver, must have Class A CDL, with tanker endorsement, must pass a drug screen, 5 day work week, home every night. For details call (937)295-3470

300 - Real Estate

For Rent

305 Apartment 1, 2 & 3 Bedroom, Houses & Apts. SEIPEL PROPERTIES Piqua Area Only Metro Approved (937)773-9941 9am-5pm Monday-Friday

3 Bedroom double facing river $665 (937)216-5806

WEST MILTON Townhouse. 2 Bedroom 1.5 bath. $485 month plus deposit (937)216-4233

320 Houses for Rent 2, 3 & 4 BEDROOM houses available, Piqua, $ 5 5 0 - $ 7 5 0 , (937)778-9303 days, (937)604-5417 evenings. PIQUA, 1825 Wilshire, 3 bedroom ranch, 2.5 car garage, $750 plus deposit. No pets. (937)773-4493

400 - Real Estate

2 BEDROOM upstairs in Piqua. Stove, refrigerator furnished, washer dryer hookup. Off street parking. Nice neighborhood. No pets. $400 monthly. (937)335-2254 $595, PIQUA'S Finest, all brick, 2 bedroom apartment, attached garage, appliances, CA, (937)492-7351 CLEAN, QUIET, safe 1 bedroom. Senior approved. No pets. $460, includes water & trash, (937)778-0524

For Sale 405 Acreage and Lots 12.89 ACRES, corner lot 19100 Middleton-Hume Road, Sidney. Call or email (937)638-6482,

500 - Merchandise

510 Appliances WASHER & DRYER, Maytag super capacity. Kenmore glass top stove, black Fridgidaire refrigerator, $200 each. Whirlpool above range microwave $50, (937)707-0249 kristinward_921@

PIQUA, 1315 Camaro Court. 2 bedroom with garage, new carpeting, appliances. $550. Available now. (937)570-3288 PIQUA, 1817 West Parkway, 2 bedroom, 1 bath, stove furnished, CA, nonsmoking, no pets, $525 month + $525 deposit, (937)441-3921.


CONCRETE BLOCKS, 6"x8"x16", 168 pieces, $84, you haul. (937)214-7979 after 10am, Piqua area.

2 BEDROOM, 2 BATH FROM $565 TO $550 2 BEDROOM 1 BATH FROM $500 TO $490

Pool Pet Friendly ARROWHEAD VILLAGE APARTMENTS 807 Arrowhead, Apt.F Sidney, Ohio (937)492-5006 ✦ ● ✦ ● ✦ ● ✦ ● ✦ ●✦

592 Wanted to Buy BUYING: 1 piece or entire estates: Vintage costume or real jewelry, toys, pottery, glass, advertisements. Call Melisa (937)710-4603. BUYING ESTATES, Will buy contents of estates PLUS, do all cleanup, (937)638-2658 ask for Kevin

800 - Transportation

805 Auto

1997 FORD Crown Victoria. 69,900 miles, V8, 4.6 engine. Great gas mileage. Excellent condition. $4000 firm. (937)693-4293

890 Trucks TRACTOR, Massey Ferguson model 165, gas, 50 HP, power steering, live PTO, only 3714 hours, great shape, (937)295-2899.

570 Lawn and Garden HORSE MANURE, Free. Call (937)554-6841

577 Miscellaneous CRIB Complete, cradle, playpen, walker, car seat, tub, gate, blankets, clothes, TY buddys, Boyd care bears, disney animated phones (937)339-4233

FINE CHINA, service for 12 and 8. 400 day clocks. Depression glass. Morton Salt girl doll. Bed quilts Call (937)778-0332. WALKER folds and adjusts, tub/shower benches, commode chair, toilet riser, grabbers, canes, Elvis items, collector dolls, doll chairs (937)339-4233


• Close to 75 • Toddler Playground • Updated Swimming

1996 COACHMAN pop up camper, refrigerator, furnace, inside/ outside 3 burner stove, all worked last fall. Fresh water tank/ hand pump. New deep cycle battery last year. Awning. Sleeps 5-6. 2 rain storms last year, no leaks. $2100, (937)492-7712.

535 Farm Supplies/Equipment

CRIB, real wood, good condition, $75 (937)339-4233


SHIH-TZU PUPPIES, 3 males, black, white and brown. Do not shed, great with kids, great lap dogs, $325. (419)305-6539

520 Building Materials

COVINGTON 2 bedroom townhouse, $495. No Pets. (937)698-4599, (937)572-9297. PIQUA, 1 bedroom, upper, new carpet, utilities paid, 212 South Main, $465 month /deposit. (937)657-8419

ENGLISH LAB, AKC, Quality breed! Yellow male, Black female. P.O.P. Vet checked and current vaccines (419)942-1316, website:

586 Sports and Recreation

2 BEDROOM, appliances, central air, garage, lawn care. $565 plus deposit. (937)492-5271 2 BEDROOM in Troy, Stove, refrigerator, W/D, A/C, very clean, no pets. $525. (937)573-7908

2001 KEYSTONE 242 FW SPRINGDALE 5TH WHEEL 12 foot super slide, sleeps 6. Excellent condition! Stored inside when not used. $9000. (937)726-4580 Botkins, OH

2004 OLDSMOBILE BRAVADA AWD 4.2 6 cylinder, on-star, all power, new tires, aluminum wheels, Bose premium sound system, excellent condition, highway miles, $6500 (937)335-2083

2006 CHEVROLET IMPALA LT Cloth interior, silver, great shape, new brakes, runs great. Asking $7800 (937)684-0555

2007 PONTIAC SOLSTICE Black on black. 5 speed transmission. 38,150 miles. Excellent condition! $16,000. (937)492-3000

583 Pets and Supplies

TROY area, 2 bedroom townhouses, 1-1/2 bath, furnished appliances, W/D hookup, A/C, No dogs $475. (937)339-6776.

EVERS REALTY TROY, 2 bedroom townhomes, 1.5 baths, 1 car garage, ca, w/d hook up, all appliances, $695

1998 HONDA GL1500 GOLDWING ASPENCADE 90,306 miles. New seat in summer 2011. Comes with 1 full cover, 1 half cover and trailer hitch. $6500 OBO. (937)596-5474

580 Musical Instruments PIANO, 5 Foot Baby Grand, refurbished with new strings, $3000, (937)698-5140

583 Pets and Supplies CAT, female, 3 years old, gray and white, spayed, tested, all shots, gentle and friendly, free to good home. (937)773-2329

2002 TOYOTA Tacoma, red, with gray-green interior, 180,300 miles. 4X4, V6, gas, automatic, sale by owner in excellent condition. Plus Mag wheels, toolbox, bed-liner & new brakes, $7200. (720)635-2570,

895 Vans/Minivans 2005 CHRYSLER Town & Country, dark blue, with grey cloth interior, 59,000 miles. Front wheel drive, 3.8L V6 SFI, gas, automatic, Braun conversion companion van, wheelchair accessible, power sliding doors, manual folding wheelchair ramp. Excellent condition. $15,000. (614)370-6019

LEGAL NOTICE DIRECTORY SHERIFF’S SALE MIAMI COUNTY COMMON PLEAS Case No.: 11-855 US Bank, NA vs. Nicholas J. Asher, et al Pursuant to the command of an Order of Sale in the above name cause to me directed by the Court of Common Pleas of Miami County, Ohio, I will offer at Public Sale in the lobby of the Sheriff on May 9, 2012 at 10:00 o’clock in the a.m. the following described premises, to-wit: Situated in the City of Piqua, County of Miami, and State of Ohio Parcel Number: N44-014010 Also known as: 219 Gordon Street, Piqua, Ohio 45356 A full legal description may be obtained in the Office of the Recorder of Miami County, Ohio. Appraised at Sixty Three Thousand and 00/100 ($63,000.00) Dollars and cannot be sold for less than two-thirds of the appraisement. TERMS OF SALE: 10% of appraised value down time of sale and .5% of appraised value for conveyance and recording, balance within 30 days of confirmation. Canice J. Fogarty, Attorney 4/6, 4/13, 4/20-2012

SHERIFF’S SALE MIAMI COUNTY COMMON PLEAS Case No.: 11-906 Unity National Bank vs. William M. Richard, et al Pursuant to the command of an Order of Sale in the above name cause to me directed by the Court of Common Pleas of Miami County, Ohio, I will offer at Public Sale in the lobby of the Sheriff on May 9, 2012 at 10:00 o’clock in the a.m. the following described premises, to-wit: Situated in the City of Piqua, County of Miami, and State of Ohio Parcel Number: N44-016400 Also known as: 507 South Main Street, Piqua, Ohio 45356 A full legal description may be obtained in the Office of the Recorder of Miami County, Ohio. Appraised at Forty Five Thousand and 00/100 ($45,000.00) Dollars and cannot be sold for less than two-thirds of the appraisement. TERMS OF SALE: 10% of appraised value down time of sale and .5% of appraised value for conveyance and recording, balance within 30 days of confirmation. Kelly A. Spengler, Attorney 4/6, 4/13, 4/20-2012



SHERIFF’S SALE MIAMI COUNTY COMMON PLEAS Case No.: 11-814 Branch Banking and Trust Company vs. Cari M. Kaylor, et al Pursuant to the command of an Order of Sale in the above name cause to me directed by the Court of Common Pleas of Miami County, Ohio, I will offer at Public Sale in the lobby of the Sheriff on May 9, 2012 at 10:00 o’clock in the a.m. the following described premises, to-wit: Situated in the City of Piqua, County of Miami, and State of Ohio Parcel Number: N44-057500 Also known as: 1518 Madison Avenue, Piqua, Ohio 45356 A full legal description may be obtained in the Office of the Recorder of Miami County, Ohio. Appraised at Sixty Thousand and 00/100 ($60,000.00) Dollars and cannot be sold for less than two-thirds of the appraisement. TERMS OF SALE: 10% of appraised value down time of sale and .5% of appraised value for conveyance and recording, balance within 30 days of confirmation. Joshua J. Epling, Attorney 4/6, 4/13, 4/20-2012

SHERIFF’S SALE MIAMI COUNTY COMMON PLEAS Case No.: 11-742 Fifth Third Mortgage Company vs. Steve H. Pergram, et al Pursuant to the command of an Order of Sale in the above name cause to me directed by the Court of Common Pleas of Miami County, Ohio, I will offer at Public Sale in the lobby of the Sheriff on May 2, 2012 at 10:00 o’clock in the a.m. the following described premises, to-wit: Situated in the City of Piqua, County of Miami, and State of Ohio Parcel Number: N44-054470 Also known as: 318 East North Street, Piqua, Ohio 45356 A full legal description may be obtained in the Office of the Recorder of Miami County, Ohio. Appraised at Thirty Nine Thousand and 00/100 ($39,000.00) Dollars and cannot be sold for less than two-thirds of the appraisement. TERMS OF SALE: 10% of appraised value down time of sale and .5% of appraised value for conveyance and recording, balance within 30 days of confirmation. George J. Annos, Attorney 3/30, 4/6, 4/13-2012



SHERIFF’S SALE MIAMI COUNTY COMMON PLEAS Case No.: 11-856 Fifth Third Mortgage Company vs. Terry L. Cook, et al Pursuant to the command of an Order of Sale in the above name cause to me directed by the Court of Common Pleas of Miami County, Ohio, I will offer at Public Sale in the lobby of the Sheriff on May 9, 2012 at 10:00 o’clock in the a.m. the following described premises, to-wit: Situated in the Village of Bradford, County of Miami, and State of Ohio Parcel Number: H18-003280 Prior Deed Reference: Deed Record 646, page 486 Also known as: 231 East Vine Street, Bradford, Ohio 45308 A full legal description may be obtained in the Office of the Recorder of Miami County, Ohio. Appraised at Thirty Nine Thousand and 00/100 ($39,000.00) Dollars and cannot be sold or less than two-thirds of the appraisement. TERMS OF SALE: 10% of appraised value down time of sale and .5% of appraised value for conveyance and recording, balance within 30 days of confirmation. Kelley L. Allesee, Attorney 4/6, 4/13, 4/20-2012

SHERIFF’S SALE MIAMI COUNTY COMMON PLEAS Case No.: 12-12 Wells Fargo Bank, NA vs. Joseph M. Vincent, et al Pursuant to the command of an Order of Sale in the above name cause to me directed by the Court of Common Pleas of Miami County, Ohio, I will offer at Public Sale in the lobby of the Sheriff on May 2, 2012 at 10:00 o’clock in the a.m. the following described premises, to-wit: Situated in the City of Piqua, County of Miami, and State of Ohio Parcel Number: N44-072702 Also known as: 1514 Amherst Street, Piqua, Ohio 45356 A full legal description may be obtained in the Office of the Recorder of Miami County, Ohio. Appraised at Seventy Eight Thousand and 00/100 ($78,000.00) Dollars and cannot be sold for less than two-thirds of the appraisement. TERMS OF SALE: 10% of appraised value down time of sale and .5% of appraised value for conveyance and recording, balance within 30 days of confirmation. Andrew C. Clark, Attorney 3/30, 4/6, 4/13-2012

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SHERIFF’S SALE MIAMI COUNTY COMMON PLEAS Case No.: 11-498 The Huntington National Bank vs. Robert J. Boots, et al Pursuant to the command of an Order of Sale in the above name cause to me directed by the Court of Common Pleas of Miami County, Ohio, I will offer at Public Sale in the lobby of the Sheriff on May 2, 2012 at 10:00 o’clock in the a.m. the following described premises, to-wit: Situated in the Township of Springcreek, County of Miami, and State of Ohio Parcel Number: J27-027200 and J27-027050 Also known as: 9636 Looney Road, Piqua, Ohio 45356 A full legal description may be obtained in the Office of the Recorder of Miami County, Ohio. Appraised at One Hundred Twenty Thousand and 00/100 ($120,000.00) Dollars and cannot be sold for less than two-thirds of the appraisement. TERMS OF SALE: 10% of appraised value down time of sale and .5% of appraised value for conveyance and recording, balance within 30 days of confirmation. Tina Woods, Attorney 3/30, 4/6, 4/13-2012 2270453



Friday, April 13, 2012



Four Turns

Tracks on Tap

AT BEST Sprint Cup 1 AVERAGE, points leader Greg Biffle is making a

SPRINT CUP SERIES Race: Samsung Mobile 500 Track: Texas Motor Speedway Location: Fort Worth, Texas When: Saturday, April 14 TV: FOX (7:00 p.m. EST) Layout: 1.5-mile quad-oval Banking/Turns: 24 degrees Banking/Quad-Oval: 18 degrees Banking/Backstretch: 5 degrees 2011 Winners: Matt Kenseth/Tony Stewart Crew Chief’s Take: “Texas is all about downforce, and generating it in race conditions — with cars all over the track — is tricky, yet paramount. Speed at Texas is important, but so is a good shock and suspension package that allows the car to handle the bumps that have formed in Turns 1, 2 and 3. The exit of two and the entrance of three are the trouble spots, both from a driver’s and a mechanic’s perspective. It’s one of those places where, in my mind, strange things happen. I’m always extra wary when we go there.”

case for consistency. Biffle has a circuit-best 6.8-place average finish through six races and four top 10s. Dale Earnhardt Jr., who trails Biffle in the standings by six points, also has four top 10s. Earnhardt’s 7.8-place average finish ranks second in the series.

A New Power Arises?

Michael Waltrip Racing establishing itself as a force in the Sprint Cup Series

A CASE FOR WINS Al2 MAKING though Tony Stewart’s 10.2-place average finish is sixth best in the Cup Series, he sits third in the championship standings thanks to a pair of wins. Dating back to last season, Stewart has seven wins in the last 16 Cup races. WINNING In the Na3 CONSISTENTLY tionwide Series, Elliott Sadler is using both consistency and wins to lead the championship standings. Sadler, now with Richard Childress Racing’s No. 2 team, has notched five top-10 runs — including two wins — through five races. He enjoys an 18-point lead over 2011 NNS champion Ricky Stenhouse Jr. in the standings. OVER IN THE TRUCK SERIES... 4 AND Unheralded rookie John King — who has all of nine starts in the Truck Series — has driven his Red Horse Racing Toyota to the series lead. King enjoyed an improbable win at Daytona and followed it up with a respectable ninth-place showing at Martinsville. Timothy Peters and Justin Lofton are hot on King’s bumper, just a single point behind, each with two top 10s. Rookie Ty Dillon sits fourth, four points back. Dillon, driving an RCR Chevy, is following in brother Austin’s footsteps. Austin won the 2011 Truck title.

Sprint Cup Standings 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

DRIVER (WINS) Greg Biffle Dale Earnhardt Jr. Tony Stewart (2) Matt Kenseth (1) Kevin Harvick Martin Truex Jr. Denny Hamlin (1) Ryan Newman (1) Clint Bowyer Jimmie Johnson

11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20.

Carl Edwards Brad Keselowski (1) Joey Logano Paul Menard Jeff Burton Kyle Busch Juan Pablo Montoya Regan Smith Aric Almirola AJ Allmendinger

POINTS BEHIND 226 — 220 -6 214 -12 214 -12 214 -12 214 -12 210 -16 202 -24 192 -34 189 -37


179 175 167 166 164 151 146 146 144 143

-47 -51 -59 -60 -62 -75 -80 -80 -82 -83

Nationwide Standings 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

DRIVER (WINS) POINTS BEHIND Elliott Sadler (2) 214 — Ricky Stenhouse Jr. (1) 196 -18 Austin Dillon 187 -27 Trevor Bayne 180 -34 Sam Hornish Jr. 160 -54 Cole Whitt 151 -63 Michael Annett 148 -66 Taylor Malsam 144 -70 Justin Allgaier 126 -88 Mike Bliss 119 -95

Truck Standings 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

DRIVER (WINS) John King (1) Timothy Peters Justin Lofton Ty Dillon Jason White James Buescher Parker Kligerman Nelson Piquet Jr. Ron Hornaday Todd Bodine

POINTS BEHIND 82 — 81 -1 81 -1 78 -4 74 -8 69 -13 66 -16 61 -21 58 -24 57 -25

The Michael Waltrip Racing Toyotas of Martin Truex Jr. (56) and Clint Bowyer (15).

By MATT TALIAFERRO Athlon Sports Racing Editor

In its sixth full season of Sprint Cup competition, Michael Waltrip Racing is making a push at becoming a powerhouse on NASCAR’s premier circuit. MWR’s three team operation has combined for four top 5s and 10 top 10s thus far in 2012. Spearheaded by Martin Truex Jr. and the No. 56 NAPA team, MWR finds its two full-time drivers — Truex and Clint Bowyer — in the top 10 in the point standings. Third-year MWR driver Truex and crew chief Chad Johnston concluded the 2011 season on an uptick, recording four top 10s in the final five races. That momentum carried through the offseason, as the duo have yet to finish worse than 17th this year. Included are finishes of third (Bristol) and fifth (Martinsville). “It’s been a good start to the season for us,” Truex says. “Everybody at MWR has done a nice job. For us, it’s just about coming here and trying to keep it rolling. “We’ve had about 10 or 11 good races in a row going back to last year. That feels good. We just need to continue to build on that.” Bowyer, a high-profile free agent hire from Richard Childress Racing, has found immediate chemistry with new MWR crew chief Brian Pattie. Leading the No. 15 team, they have managed runs of sixth (Bristol) and fourth (Las Vegas) and sit ninth in the point standings. Their consistent start is the difference between an organization that once contended for wins three or four times a year and, now, each weekend. “When I started at RCR, there was nothing to prove there,” Bowyer says. “As a driver, the only thing you can do is not screw up the opportunity. Here, I’m going to have to be part of moving on with a championship-caliber organization. That’s exciting. That’s a challenge I’m looking forward to.” Key to the turnaround, though,

was the hiring of former Richard Childress Racing crew chief and competition director Scott Miller as the organization’s Vice President of Competition. Miller is a NASCAR veteran, having sat atop the pit box for both Bowyer and Jeff Burton while at RCR. He brought a level of expertise and confidence to his new role at MWR when he signed with the company late in the 2011 season. “I was very, very pleasantly surprised with what I found when I came in the door,” Miller told the Associated Press. “Obviously, there are still things we are working on, but MWR was not in bad shape at all when I got here. They had started working on new cars and new chassis in the summer. We just needed to clean up and get a little more efficient at what we do.” Mark Martin, one of the most respected drivers in the sport, also brought a level of professionalism not seen at MWR when, shortly before the season began, he agreed to pilot the No. 55 car for 25 races in 2012. “What strikes me the most about Mark is, he’s like a kid in a candy store — he’s ready for a new challenge,” Miller says. “He thrived in that part-time schedule he was in (2007 and ‘08) and I think he really enjoyed himself doing that — not necessarily getting caught up in the Chase race or the championship thing — but just enjoying his craft of driving a racecar.” Martin’s absence in two races so far has given way to one of the feelgood story of the 2012 season: Brian Vickers. A casualty of Red Bull Racing’s departure from NASCAR, Vickers will drive the car in eight Cup races while team co-owner Waltrip will pick up four others. Using his first appearance in the No. 55 as an audition (and a statement), Vickers led 125 laps at Bristol en route to a fifth-place run. Between Vickers and Martin, the No. 55 team has yet to finish worse than 18th, with three top 10s to its credit. Those per-

I The Camping World Truck Series will make NASCAR’s return to Rockingham Speedway on Sunday for the Good Sam Roadside Assistance 200. Rockingham — then known as the North Carolina Motor Speedway — hosted its first NASCAR event on Oct. 31, 1965 in a race won by Curtis Turner. For the next 38 years — until 2004 — the speedway hosted 77 Grand Throttle Up/Throttle Down National/Winston/Nextel Cup races and 42 Busch/Nationwide Series races beginning in 1982. JASON WHITE Driving a self-owned Ford in the Camping World Truck Series, “The Rock” was sold to International Speedway Corp. in 1999 the 32-year-old White has scored and its fall date was transferred to what was then known as two top 10s (fifth, 10th) in two California Speedway. It lost its traditional spring date following Truck events and sits fifth in the the 2004 season. point standings. Andy Hillenburg bought the track at auction in 2007. It has EARNHARDT GANASSI RACING After EGR’s two-car team since been used for NASCAR testing and ARCA events as well of Jamie McMurray and Juan as other assorted races. Pablo Montoya combined for 12 top 10s last year (zero wins), the duo Hillenburg installed SAFER Barriers in 2011, and an announcement was made just a few months later that the Truck has a total of three top 10s in 2012. Series would return to the track. Compiled and written by Matt Taliaferro. NASCAR Hall of Fame driver and car owner Junior Johnson Follow Matt on Twitter @MattTaliaferro or email at will serve as the event’s grand marshal.

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formances find the team — along with the Nos. 15 and 56 — ranked in the top 10 in the all-important owner’s standings, guaranteeing their place in the starting lineup each weekend. That’s a far cry from MWR’s first full season on the circuit in 2007, when its three teams stumbled through a miserable debut effort that found it going home after qualifying a total of 39 times. “You see all the championship organizations — they don’t just have one bullet, they have two, three or four,” executive vice president Ty Norris says. “We have three bullets every week. “I still pinch myself because it’s so hard to believe that we’ve got these great people working on the cars, a great attitude and great drivers to get it done. It’s a very exciting time for us.” And of course, there’s Waltrip, whose two Daytona 500 wins make up for an otherwise unimpressive Cup Series record. It was Waltrip that founded the organization, placing its first car in what was then the Busch Series in 1994 — finishing third at Bristol with fellow Owensboro, Ky., native Jeff Green at the wheel. Waltrip’s passion for racing, marketing savvy and business sense — he brought in car enthusiast and Fortress Investment Group founder Rob Kauffman as an investor and co-owner in 2007 — have taken the program from a backyard operation to the thriving, multi-million dollar entity it is today. “Michael has a lot of passion to give,” Norris explains. “Whether it’s a charitable event or NASCAR racing, the things he cares the most about he just pours his heart into it. He just becomes obsessed with it and the energy he brings when he talks about this (MWR) that gets everybody excited.” At the rate Waltrip’s teams are going, there will plenty more to be excited about in the very near future.

NATIONWIDE SERIES Race: O’Reilly Auto Parts 300 Track: Texas Motor Speedway When: Friday, April 13 TV: ESPN2 (8:00 p.m. EST) 2011 Winners: Carl Edwards/Trevor Bayne CAMPING WORLD TRUCK SERIES Race: Good Sam Roadside Assistance 200 Track: Rockingham Speedway When: Sunday, April 15 TV: SPEED (12:30 p.m. EST)

Classic Moments Texas Motor Speedway For the second straight year, Dale Earnhardt Jr. was the man to beat at Texas Motor Speedway, but unlike in 2000 — when he scored his first Winston Cup win — it was not to be. Earnhardt was on cruise control until the caution waved with 21 laps remaining in the 2001 Harrah’s 500. A slow pit stop left him lined up ninth on the restart with lapped cars to the inside. Johnny Benson Jr.’s James Ince-led team gambled on two tires during the stop and led the field to green with 19 laps to go. He held off a snarling pack consisting of Jeff Gordon, Kurt Busch, Dave Blaney, Dale Jarrett and Steve Park for 13 laps until Jarrett powered by off of Turn 2. Jarrett pulled away from there, beating Park to the line by .703 seconds. Earnhardt finished a disappointing eighth. Kurt Busch, in an unsponsored Roush Ford, notched his first career top 5. His No. 97 team landed Rubbermaid/Sharpie as the sponsor the following week.

Athlon Fantasy Stall Looking at Checkers: No one can top Matt Kenseth’s 8.7-place average finish at Texas. Pretty Solid Pick: Jimmie Johnson owns 12 top 10s in 17 TMS starts. Good Sleeper Pick: Clint Bowyer’s new MWR team is cooking — and he’s typically good at Texas. Runs on Seven Cylinders: In seven Cup starts at TMS, Brad Keselowski averages a 23.7-place showing. Insider Tip: Probably best to stick with a Hendrick, Roush or Stewart-Haas driver. ASP, Inc.

I Kurt Busch will make the first of approximately 17 starts for brother Kyle’s Nationwide Series program at Texas Motor Speedway this weekend. Kurt will pilot the Kyle Busch Motorsports No. 54 Monster Energy Toyota. Kyle has driven the car to one top-10 finish in five events in 2012. I Roush Fenway Racing driver and 2011 Daytona 500 champion Trevor Bayne will not race in the Nationwide Series’ O’Reilly Auto Parts 350 at Texas Motor Speedway. RFR has struggled to put together funding for its Nationwide efforts, as Bayne’s No. 60 has run with assorted — and sometimes zero — sponsorship since the start of 2011. In addition to his shocking Daytona 500 win, Bayne scored his first Nationwide Series win at Texas Motor Speedway in Nov. 2011. The 21-year-old Bayne has three top-10 showings in the Nationwide Series this season and sits fourth in the series point standings. He also has one top 10 in the Cup Series this year (ninth, Las Vegas). Bayne will drive the Wood Brothers’ No. 21 Ford in the Cup Series in Saturday evening’s Samsung Mobile 500. Trevor Bayne

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Echo leagues start soon Wednesday and Thursday Industrial League play at Echo Hills begins April 18 and 19. All league players need to come in and pay their GHIN handicap fee and team league fee before league starts.

Post 43 to hold scramble A golf scramble benefitting the Troy American Legion Post 43 baseball team will be held at Cliffside Golf Course May 12. Check in is at noon, with a 1 p.m. shotgun start. Golfers will have a chance to win a 2012 Chrysler, Dodge or Jeep. Entry fee is $65 per person and includes 18 holes of golf, goody bag and door prizes. Coffee and donuts will be provided at check in and there will be a grilled lunch provided on the course. Checks should be made payable to T.L. Baseball Boosters Inc. Contact Frosty Brown at or by calling (937) 339-4383.

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OHSAA to add seventh division Football changes to begin in 2013 COLUMBUS — The Ohio High School Athletic Association will be adding a seventh tournament division in football beginning in 2013, Commissioner Daniel B. Ross has announced. The addition of a seventh division was approved by the OHSAA’s


Board of Directors by a 6 to 3 vote during its regularly scheduled meeting on Thursday. The plan will place the top 10 percent of schools based on enrollment in Division I, with the remaining 644 schools divided evenly among the next six divisions.

This will leave 72 schools in Division I with the other six divisions avapproximately eraging 108 schools. Each of the seven divisions will continue to qualify 32 teams to the tournament. Currently, See OHSAA/Page 15

Football Divisions Breakdown Based on current enrollment figures (new enrollment figures will be used when this goes into effect in 2013), this is how some local football teams will be affected by the OHSAA’s decision to go to seven divisions in 2013. School Currently 2013 Bradford D-VI D-VII D-V D-VI Covington Graham D-III D-IV Lehman D-VI D-VII D-V D-VI Miami East Piqua D-II D-II Troy D-I D-II D-VI D-VII Troy Christian Versailles D-V D-V


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Lehman seeks three coaches Lehman is accepting resumes for the varsity girls ANTHONY WEBER/CALL PHOTO tennis, varsity cross counMiami East’s Jeni Accurso dives into second base as Covington Jessie Shilt reaches for the throw. try and varsity girls basketball coaching positions. You can contact athletic director Richard Roll at

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Newton seeks spiker coach PLEASANT HILL — Newton High School is looking for a head varsity volleyball coach for the 2012 season. Anyone interested should contact Bob Huelsman at (937) 676-5132.

■ Softball

Leagues form at Mote Park Summer slo-pitch softball league are now forming at Mote Park. They include a Thursday men’s recreation league and a Friday co-ed recreational league. For more information, contact Dan Hathaway at (937) 418-8585.


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Covington softball rallies to beat Miami East BY JOSH BROWN Ohio Community Media C A S S T O W N — Through five innings, Miami East was in charge. Covington’s Connor Schaffer changed all that with one swing. Schaffer’s two-run blast

in the top of the sixth gave Covington first lead of the game at 3-2 — but, more importantly, it energized the Buccaneers’ bats and got the Vikings reeling, and the Buccs tacked on five insurance runs in the top of the seventh and held on for a key 8-4 atop

the Cross County Conference Thursday at Miami East. The win made the Buccs 10-0 on the season — and 3-0 in the CCC. Two years ago, the Buccs lost to the Vikings, which ended up deciding the league title, and last year

it was Newton knocking off Covington for the crown. “It seems like it’s a Kadel that’s beating me every year,” Covington coach Dean Denlinger — who is friends with both See BLAST/Page 14

The Piqua tennis team lost 4-1 to Miamisburg in GWOC crossover action. At first doubles, Brandon Bercot and Darrin Grove defeated Darren Grierson and Ian Mullen 6-2, 4-6, 6-4 for Piqua’s win At second doubles, Nick Brown and Dale Lavey lost to Kyle Lynch and Shane Dunn 6-2, 6-3. In singles, Austin Hemm lost to Rafael Hidalgo 6-4, 4-6, 6-1; Frank Patrizio lost to Carlos Hidalgo 6-0, 6-0; and Luke Hanes lost to Dave Reazin 6-3, 6-0. In exhibition singles, Layne Patrizio lost 8-1; Joye Hisang lost 8-5; and Joling Hisang lost 8-0. In exhibition doubles, Ben Beck and Jarod Haney lost 8-0; and Ryan Wolfe and Mandy Leggett lost 8-1. Piqua will host Wapakoneta Monday.

Forward pass increases speed of game Many rule changes bring excitement to 1912 football season The preview for 1912 was a potpourri of topics that focused on football in general, on the Piqua team and the rule changes that impacted the game itself. “Within the next ten days the coach’s clarion voice will be heard on every gridiron in the state and the player will be hard at work trying to make places on the varsity. ‘The call for men to defend the honor of their college or school will be answered by hundreds who, arrayed in foot ball togs, will rush into the thickest of the fray. “To some it will be a rude awakening of what the new game really means, while to the veterans it will come as a treat after four years of waiting for something. “Save for the forward pass the game is practically the same as that of years ago. “However, the forward pass tends to make the game much faster and brainier than ever. “The time was when three downs were allowed to make five yards and

then it was increased so that ten yards were to be made in three downs. “Now the advancing team has four downs to make ten yards or lose the ball, one extra down being added by the rules committee. “The forward pass has no restrictions on it, save that it must be made five yards back of where it was put into play and will make the game more open and thrilling to the spectators.” “The defensive team will ever have to be on the alert to guard against possible touchdowns from a long pass. “The ten yards space behind the goal posts will make the spectator sit up and take notice lest some member of the team is there ready to receive the ball immediately after the first lineup. “The change has been made so that the field is only 100 yards long instead of 110 as formerly and the kick off will be from the 40 yard line. “The prominent field work will be seen on the 20 and 40 yard lines. “The 20 will serve the

DUANE BACHMAN The History of Piqua Athletics A Journal Fall 1912

purpose that the 25 did formerly while the 40 yard line will take the place of the old time center of the field. “The most just change in the rules calls for the winner of the toss having the right to choose whether his team shall kick or receive the ball at the beginning of the third quarter. “As it formerly was, the one that chose to kick in the first quarter had the right to kick in the third quarter which gave the winner of the toss a decided advantage, as it was much better to kick off than to receive the ball. “The game is much faster by substituting a one minute rest between the first, second and third quarters”

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“There is no doubt that the changes will work for the game’s welfare. The change in the number of down to make the distance will help the heavier teams while the elimination of the onside kick and taking away bounds for the forward pass will serve to help the lighter teams. “If you read the rule book earlier this year do not forget the following: Touchdowns will count six points this year. Two goals from the field will give six points, but won’t beat a team that has crossed the goal line by rushing and then kicked goal. “The score would then stand seven to six in favor of the team gaining the touchdown on straight football.” “Piqua High is fast rounding its football squad into condition for the opening game with Urbana High on next Friday afternoon at Athletic Park. “Coach Bailey is well pleased with the players work and every man on the squad right now is in good conditioning.

“To show how evenly matched players are it is only necessary to state that the coach has not been able to select his regular team for the opening game. “He will not select the eleven until on Thursday evening after the close of the day’s practice. “Although the team is the lightest in weight to represent P.H.S. in years the spirit is there for a great amount of weight. The new rules do not seem to worry the players and the new plays are easy money for them.” “Capt. Patterson has placed a good example before his men and if they follow his leadership Piquads will be well proud of the red and blue. “The same old trouble of getting out candidates is cropping out again, with only twenty boys out for the team, but earlier than usual. “This condition has always been a great failing with P.H.S. It is not because the material is not in school, for plenty of husky lads are to be found See HISTORY/Page 14



Friday, April 13, 2012



Blast Continued from page 13 Miami East coach Brian Kadel and his father, Newton coach Kirk Kadel — said with a laugh. “This was a great win for us.” The Vikings (6-5, 1-1 CCC) took a 2-0 lead after back-toback doubles by Jeni Accurso and Madison Linn and an RBI groundout by Kristy Brown to start the game — Paige Kiesewetter and cruised through the first five innings, giving up only one hit. But in the top of the sixth, Jessie Shilt ripped a one-out double and took third on a wild pitch, but Kiesewetter recorded a strikeout for the second out and worked a 1-2 count on Casey Yingst. Yingst fought off a pair of two-strike pitches … then ripped the ball right back at Kiesewetter. The ball went off of her glove, and Yingst beat out the play at first for an RBI single — bringing up Schaffer. “We were just one play away,” Brian Kadel said. “It’s definitely a game of inches. Yingst hits that hard shot, and if it’s right at Kiesewetter instead of to her side, she makes that play, we’re out of the inning and Schaffer doesn’t get that chance.” But Schaffer yanked a 1-0 pitch over the fence in left on a line, giving the Buccs a 3-2 lead — and that was just the beginning. “That definitely boosted

our confidence a lot,” Schaffer said. “We knew we were going to come back. I feel like we definitely got in their heads after that.” “She’s a kid that’s capable of putting it out every time she swings,” Denlinger said. “She just hit the ball hard.” Morgan Arbogast led off the top of the seventh with a single, then Shilt ripped a double down the first base line. Miami East’s Brittany Garrison saved a run, getting the lead runner at the plate on a bunt, but Yingst followed with an RBI single up the middle. The Vikings pitched around Schaffer, who walked to load the bases, and Heidi Snipes — who finished 3 for 4 with a double — drove in two runs with a single up the middle to make it 6-2. Brittanie Flora then sent another RBI single to center, and an error gave the Buccs a six-run cushion — all six of which came with two outs. “We’ve been battling through games all year,” Denlinger said. “We showed the kind of resiliency we have. We just kept fighting back and showed what we’re about. When Connor walked in that seventh inning, Heidi just knew it was her turn.” “We just couldn’t buy a play to get out of that seventh,” Kadel said. The Vikings didn’t go qui-

etly, though. Accurso doubled with one out in the bottom of the seventh, and Linn obliterated the first pitch she saw for a two-run homer of her own, a ball that likely would have left the park on a baseball diamond. But Yingst induced a pair of hard groundouts to second and put the wrap on the game. “We battled. We hit some hard shots in the bottom of the seventh,” Kadel said. “In earlier games when we’ve given up the lead, we haven’t looked that good at the plate after. It was good to go down battling.” Yingst got the win, striking out four and giving up nine hits — but stranding six Viking runners, including leaving the bases loaded in the fourth. Kiesewetter, meanwhile, gave up nine hits, walked one and struck out eight in 6 2-3 innings of work. Covington has a trio of games this weekend at the Strike Out Cancer Classic in Tipp City, facing Piqua today and then Fairmont and Kings on Saturday. Miami East, meanwhile, has a doubleheader Saturday at Miamisburg. LINESCORE Covington 000 003 5 — 8 10 1 Miami East 200 000 2 — 4 9 3 Yingst and Schaffer. Kiesewetter, Denlinger (7) and Accurso. WP — Yingst. LP — Kiesewetter. 2B — Shilt 2 (C), Snipes (C), Accurso (M), Linn 2 (M). HR — Schaffer (C), Linn (M). Records: Covington 10-0, 3-0. Miami East 6-5, 1-1.


Miami East’s Madison Linn makes a catch as Kristy Brown watches.

History Continued from page 13 who do not take any interest in any of the athletics. “These boys would rather gather along the sidelines and make suggestions to the hard working youngster, than to go out there on the gridiron and ruffle up their hair. “Up until this afternoon Coach Bailey was unable to give his men any defensive work because he did not have enough candidates out for a second team. Many of the stars of other days gathered on the gridiron and assisted the coach in developing this important department of play. “The veterans were all in fine condition and gave the youngsters on this year’s team a taste of what a football game should be. It was a great practice for the wearers of the red and blue and boosted their chances of winning Friday’s game fifty per cent.” On the day of the first game with Troy, a unique critique of the season to date was published in the Call. “With P.H.S. battling against the Trojans on the gridiron at Highland Park, at Troy this afternoon, much depends on the outcome of the game whether Piqua’s record will be considered a success or not for the season. “Out of seven games played this season by the local team, three games were won, two lost and two tied. The red and blue opened the season in a whirlwind of glory. “Urbana High came and was defeated by a score of 13 to 6. Then along came Lima and received a beating at the hands of the red and blue. “Then everybody was taking notice of our wonderful team developed out of a bunch of raw material. “The Sidney High vs. Piqua High game soon followed. Coach Bailey and his men journeyed to Sidney for that game full of confidence of adding another victory to their credit. “Even the sporting writer of the Piqua Daily Call predicted a victory for the red and blue, and was also counting on the local school going through the

season without a defeat chalked up against it. But oh! What a surprise was handed us by the orange and black! “When the smoke cleared away Piqua High looked like a bunch of Turks after the Bulgarians had finished with them. Piqua at no time was in the game and Sidney for once gave our boys a taste of how it feels to be the underdog. The final score was 32 to 0.” “From then on Coach Bailey had his troubles keeping the squad going. Several players became discouraged and thought it best to take a rest. “After a few lectures on ‘Sticking to Your Knitting,’ the boys got back into harness. Almost immediately they took another walloping from the hands of Steele High. “That was the straw that broke the camel’s back. The score, although 14 to 6, was very distasteful to P.H.S. “Coach Bailey who stuck to his task and Capt. Patterson made the former’s life miserable by informing the coach of his intention to give up the job as captain of the team. “Bailey managed to keep the boys going and on November 2, sent his men against Lima and fought to a scoreless tie. “Although Lima previously had been defeated earlier in the season, Piqua admirers were well pleased and gave the boys credit for a good game.” “Middletown then followed the Lima-Piqua game and the red and blue came home with a 7 to 0 victory. This suited Coach Bailey to perfection. T “Then in walked Lee Warren, a former P.H.S. player and offered his assistance to Bailey. The latter gladly accepted. “Bailey and Warren then got together and put forth every effort to get the squad into contention for the second game with Sidney. November 8 found the orange and black as our guests on Athletic Field. “The red and blue at once showed the results of Bailey and Warren’s coaching and within five minutes of play had crossed Sidney’s goal line.

“That was a bitter dose for the orange and black as that score was the first of the season made against them. “Sidney High, however, immediately tied up the score on a fake buck. The second, third and fourth quarters found the two teams fighting back and forth on the gridiron without either having the advantage. “The final score was 7 to 7. That 32 to 0 affair at Sidney was wiped out and the red and blue came out of the battle in fine condition for today’s battle.” “Capt. Patterson was not in the second SidneyPiqua game. “He had decided to give up the game for the rest of the season. “Meredith, the star center on the local lineup, was also out of the game. This young man received a nasty jolt in the second game with Lima and his physician thought it advisable for Meredith to give up football. “With these two men out of the lineup P.H.S. is to be congratulated upon its wonderful showing. Hinsch acted as captain, and he got the boys going with plenty of ginger. “The linemen braced and very few plays made much ground through the tackles or guards positions. Piqua’s ends, however, are very weak and Coach Bailey turned these important positions over to Assistant Coach Warren. “The latter gave the wing men a course of instructions on how to play end. Forward passes were tossed to the wingers until their tongues hung out. Then tackling low was next on the program. Now Piqua has several rather decent sets of ends to depend upon.” “Coach Bailey is deserving of credit for the effort he has put forth on the gridiron. As a teacher he has enough work at P.H.S. to keep an ordinary man busy. “But after the school hours are over he gladly goes over to Athletic Field and works until dark with the football squad. “Then in the evenings he has his grade papers to look over. Certainly P.H.S.

has every reason to thank Mr. Bailey for the interest he has taken in the red and blue. “All kinds of discouragement have been placed as obstacles before him. The captain resigned; the star center was taken out of the team because of injuries. “Havemann, a comer as an end, sprained an ankle early in the season, and since then has been unable to play, but Coach Bailey is to be found on the job every night giving his best for the school.” The first of two games with Troy was next and reported in a unique fashion. “The classic myths tell us of how once upon a time a handsome Trojan, Paris, fell in love with a beautiful woman, the wife of a fierce Greek named Menelaus. Helen was the false one’s name. “The result was that her husband gathered together his friends and for a time raised hades around the walls of Troy. Although it took nine or more years to give Paris the licking he deserved, Menelaus finally got to Paris and walloped the life out of the latter. “Now to get down to modern times. Just south of us is a little burg named Troy. Year after year the Trojans cause us trouble in athletics, and every once in a while will sally forth from their walls and return later with a Piqua shield under their arms. “Piqua, like Menelaus and his friends, has raged and gnashed her teeth and not until yesterday did the modern Greeks corner the slippery Trojans and then lick them to a frazzle.” “Troy High continued its losing streak yesterday afternoon, when P.H.S. walked off with a 32 to 12 victory at Highland Park. “At no time was the result in doubt as the red and blue simply played the Trojans off their feet. Even Piqua’s admirers were delighted and surprised in the reversal of form displayed by our boys. “The eleven played as a unit. It reminded one of the good old days when a person went to see how

large a score the red and blue could run up on an opponent.” Urbana was the next opponent. “Urbana High won a hard fought game yesterday afternoon from P.H.S. on the Urbana school’s ground. “The final score was 10 to 7 and only in the last minute of play was the red and blue defeated. “Just as time was about up Urbana lined up on Piqua’s 35 yard line and sent a pretty drop kick over our cross bar. The game from beginning to end was fast and clean. “The quarters were 12 ½ minutes each and every second was full of action. A good crowd enjoyed the game and the P.H.S. football squad returned home well satisfied with the treatment received, but not feeling good over the defeat. “Urbana High won on its merits and the red and blue has no kicks a coming. Piqua was outweighed to a man but the locals backfield made up in speed what is lacked in weight.” What’s this? As the football season was winding down, this article appeared in the Call. “Piqua will open its basketball season at home on Thanksgiving evening. “Two games will be played at the St. George Hall. For the first time in the history of the game in this city will two teams made up of young ladies face each other upon the basket ball floor in public. “Many fives have represented the fair sex in the game in this city but the sport was always played behind locked and bolted doors thus barring out the public. “The Piqua Reds and Wideawakes are the two teams and as they have practiced for two months for this first game some good basketball is expected. “Instead of following the rules of the game for women, these teams play the regular game played by men. “The girls give and take and are said to be as fast upon their feet as are some teams made up of masculine players.

“The management of the local girls teams endeavored to get a team from Sidney to face the fair ones representing Piqua, but Sidney girls play the game as the rules call for and the management there did not try Piqua’s style. “The line-up for the Piqua Reds includes Mabel Clark, Marie Loy, Marie Beck and Ethel Davis. “The players for the Wideawakes include Lottie Snyder, Helen Wood, Hilda Fullerton and Hanna Cromes.” The football finale on Thanksgiving Day was against rival Troy and Piqua won 7 to 6. “Take a good look at that score and if you did not witness that great battle yesterday afternoon, you failed to witness one of the most exciting games, although not the best game every played on Turkey day. “Nine hundred enthusiasts paid their way into Athletic Field. “They received their money’s worth over many times. The day was ideal not only for spectators but also for the sport. “Over one hundred automobile parties attended the game and the hooting horns and yells of the immense crowd gave an appearance of a Yale vs. Harvard game on a smaller scale. “The Red and Blue was the first to put in an appearance. Coach Bailey warmed the squad up with a jog around the running track. “The Trojans then came onto the gridiron and hurried through the signal practice with plenty of ginger. “Hinsch is to be thanked for Piqua’s win although Lyons was the man to carry the oval for our one lone touchdown.” The season ended with 5 wins, 3 losses and 2 ties. Editor’s Note: Duane Bachman is a retired superintendent of Piqua City Schools and personality for WPTW Radio. His column will appear every other Friday. Much of the information in these columns came from The Piqua Daily Call and Piqua Leader Dispatch.



Loramie edges Russia baseball CASSTOWN — After a frigid loss at Bethel on Tuesday, the Miami East Vikings warmed back up Thursday, bouncing back with an 8-0 Cross County Conference victory at home over Covington. Luke Clark struck out nine, walked two and only gave up one hit — a oneout single to Stephen Blei in the first inning — to get the win. “He came out and threw strikes,” Miami East coach Barry Coomes said. “After the first inning he found his breaking ball, and he had his changeup working. When you strike out nine and only walk two, you’ve had a good day.” The Vikings (6-3, 3-1) gave Clark plenty of support, too, scoring three in the first inning and not looking back. Evan Bowling was 2for-4 with a double, Bradley Coomes and Clark both doubled, Alex Brewer was 2-for-4 and Kevin McMaken was 2for-2. Miami East travels to Greenon Saturday.

Loramie wins 2-0 FORT LORAMIE — The Russia baseball team lost a showdown with Fort Loramie Thurday in SCL action, falling 2-0. Treg Francis was a hard-luck loser, throwing a fourth-hitter and striking out nine, while walking two. “”Both pitcher threw very well, throwing their breaking pitches for strikes,” Russia coach Rick Gold said. “After the second inning, Treg (Fran-

cis) was exceptional. “Loramie had only one hitter reach base. But, they had the first inning home run by Guillozet and in the second, put together a couple hits and walk. “We had runners in scoring position as well, in the first, second and third, but we couldn’t get the hit to score them.” Francis had a double for Russia, who was limited to two hits.

SOFTBALL Lady Indians win ARCANUM — Newton’s Megan Rutledge put the game away in the second inning. Which was fortunate for the Indians, as Arcanum began to fight its way back into the game in the final two innings, but Rutledge’s grand slam proved to be all the padding Newton needed in a 12-5 victory. After Newton went up 3-1 in the first inning, Rutledge brought in four runs with one swing of the bat in the second, making it an 8-1 game. The Indians led 12-2 after the top of the sixth, but the Trojans put a few across in the end before Kirsten Burden wrapped the win up. “We got up on them early, and then Megan hit that home run — and that really helped us out,” Newton coach Kirk Kadel said. “We lost our focus a little late and they got a couple on us, and we can’t let that happen. “When we get a lead See SOFTBALL/Page 16

OHSAA Continued from page 13 the six OHSAA football divisions are comprised of an average of 120 schools per division. The plan for adopting an additional division was in response to a concern by some OHSAA member schools about the enrollment disparity that exists in Division I, where the current range is 494 males at the lower end of the division to 1,164 at the top. Based on current enrollment data, the lower end of Division I would increase to 600 males. Committee meetings were held to address the issue and the recommendation to add a seventh division came from the committee. “Adding a seventh division not only helps address the enrollment disparity in Division I, but it also will create 32 more tournament opportunities for student‐athletes, their schools and their communities, many of which have never or rarely experienced the playoffs,” Ross said. “The committee members believe that this is an issue unique to football, especially since not all schools qualify for the OHSAA football tournament.” A separate committee, comprised of OHSAA Board and staff members, school administrators and officers of the Ohio High School Football Coaches Association, will be formed to finalize the details of this plan. Among the details to be determined: adjustments to the Harbin Computer Ratings with the addition of another division; regional breakdowns and assignments for Division I, and dates in which specific divisions will play their tournament contests, including logistics of an ad-

ditional state tournament contest. Approval of an “athletic count” formula, which is included within a competitive balance proposal that OHSAA member school principals will vote on during the annual referendum process that will occur between May 1 and 15, would also be factored in before placing schools into their respective tournament divisions. The next two‐year cycle for reassigning schools to tournament divisions begins in the fall of 2013. Based on current enrollment figures, a sample of the football tournament divisional enrollment ranges when adding a seventh division would be (again, keeping in mind that this will change before the 2013 season): Division I – 600 to 1,164; Division II – 410 to 599; Division III – 288 to 409; Division IV – 216 to 287; Division V – 159 to 215; Division VI – 114 to 158, and Division VII – 30 to 111. The current football tournament divisional enrollment ranges, which run through 2012, are: Division I – 494 to 1,164; Division II – 327 to 493; Division III – 243 to 326; Division IV – 172 to 242; Division V – 120 to 171, and Division VI – 30 to 119. This is the first time the OHSAA has expanded the number of football tournament divisions since 1994, when a sixth division was added. Five years later, the number of tournament qualifiers in each division expanded from 16 to 32. When the tournament first began in 1972, there were three football tournament divisions, and expansion to five divisions occurred in 1980.


Record Book Baseball

Reds Boxscore

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

W 5 4 2 2 2

L 2 2 3 4 4

Pct .714 .667 .400 .333 .333

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L 2 3 3 4 3 5

Pct .714 .571 .500 .429 .400 .286

GB — 1 1½ 2 2 3

W L Pct GB Los Angeles 5 1 .833 — Arizona 4 1 .800 ½ Colorado 2 4 .333 3 2 4 .333 3 San Diego San Francisco 2 4 .333 3 Wednesday's Games Cincinnati 4, St. Louis 3 Washington 4, N.Y. Mets 0 Milwaukee 2, Chicago Cubs 1 San Diego 2, Arizona 1 Philadelphia 7, Miami 1 Atlanta 6, Houston 3 Colorado 17, San Francisco 8 L.A. Dodgers 4, Pittsburgh 1 Thursday's Games Washington 3, Cincinnati 2, 10 innings Chicago Cubs 8, Milwaukee 0 San Francisco 4, Colorado 2 Miami at Philadelphia Arizona at San Diego Pittsburgh at L.A. Dodgers Friday's Games Chicago Cubs (Samardzija 1-0) at St. Louis (Wainwright 0-1), 3:15 p.m. Pittsburgh (Ja.McDonald 0-0) at San Francisco (M.Cain 0-0), 4:35 p.m. Cincinnati (Arroyo 0-0) at Washington (Zimmermann 01), 7:05 p.m. N.Y. Mets (Dickey 1-0) at Philadelphia (Cl.Lee 0-0), 7:05 p.m. Houston (Harrell 1-0) at Miami (Nolasco 1-0), 7:10 p.m. Milwaukee (Wolf 0-1) at Atlanta (Jurrjens 0-1), 7:35 p.m. Arizona (D.Hudson 1-0) at Colorado (Nicasio 0-0), 8:40 p.m. San Diego (Richard 1-0) at L.A. Dodgers (Harang 0-1), 10:10 p.m. Saturday's Games Chicago Cubs at St. Louis, 1:05 p.m. Cincinnati at Washington, 4:05 p.m. N.Y. Mets at Philadelphia, 4:05 p.m. Houston at Miami, 7:10 p.m. Milwaukee at Atlanta, 7:10 p.m. Arizona at Colorado, 8:10 p.m. Pittsburgh at San Francisco, 9:05 p.m. San Diego at L.A. Dodgers, 9:10 p.m. Sunday's Games Houston at Miami, 1:10 p.m. Cincinnati at Washington, 1:35 p.m. Milwaukee at Atlanta, 1:35 p.m. N.Y. Mets at Philadelphia, 1:35 p.m. Chicago Cubs at St. Louis, 2:15 p.m. Arizona at Colorado, 3:10 p.m. Pittsburgh at San Francisco, 4:05 p.m. San Diego at L.A. Dodgers, 4:10 p.m . American League East Division W L Pct GB Tampa Bay 4 2 .667 — Toronto 4 2 .667 — 3 3 .500 1 Baltimore New York 3 3 .500 1 Boston 1 5 .167 3 Central Division W L Pct GB 5 1 .833 — Detroit Chicago 3 2 .600 1½ Kansas City 3 3 .500 2 2 4 .333 3 Minnesota Cleveland 1 4 .200 3½ West Division W L Pct GB Texas 5 2 .714 — 4 4 .500 1½ Seattle 3 4 .429 2 Oakland Los Angeles 2 4 .333 2½ Wednesday's Games Chicago White Sox 10, Cleveland 6 Toronto 3, Boston 1 Tampa Bay 4, Detroit 2 Oakland 5, Kansas City 4, 12 innings N.Y. Yankees 6, Baltimore 4, 10 innings Seattle 4, Texas 3 Minnesota 6, L.A. Angels 5 Thursday's Games Detroit 7, Tampa Bay 2 Minnesota 10, L.A. Angels 9 Texas 5, Seattle 3 Friday's Games L.A. Angels (E.Santana 0-1) at N.Y. Yankees (Kuroda 01), 1:05 p.m. Tampa Bay (Price 1-0) at Boston (Beckett 0-1), 2:05 p.m. Detroit (Scherzer 0-0) at Chicago White Sox (Peavy 00), 2:10 p.m. Cleveland (D.Lowe 1-0) at Kansas City (Hochevar 1-0), 4:10 p.m. Baltimore (Tom.Hunter 1-0) at Toronto (Morrow 0-0), 7:07 p.m. Texas (M.Harrison 1-0) at Minnesota (Swarzak 0-1), 8:10 p.m. Oakland (Colon 1-1) at Seattle (F.Hernandez 1-0), 10:10 p.m. Saturday's Games L.A. Angels at N.Y. Yankees, 1:05 p.m. Texas at Minnesota, 1:10 p.m. Tampa Bay at Boston, 4:05 p.m. Baltimore at Toronto, 4:07 p.m. Detroit at Chicago White Sox, 4:10 p.m. Cleveland at Kansas City, 7:10 p.m. Oakland at Seattle, 9:10 p.m. Sunday's Games Baltimore at Toronto, 1:07 p.m. Tampa Bay at Boston, 1:35 p.m. Cleveland at Kansas City, 2:10 p.m. Detroit at Chicago White Sox, 2:10 p.m. Texas at Minnesota, 2:10 p.m. Oakland at Seattle, 4:10 p.m. L.A. Angels at N.Y. Yankees, 8:05 p.m.


East blanks Buccs 8-0

Friday, April 13 , 2012

NATIONALS 3, REDS 2, 10 innings, Cincinnati Washington ab r h bi ab r h bi Stubbs cf 5 0 0 0 Dsmnd ss 5 1 3 0 Cozart ss 5 0 0 0 Espinos 2b 3 1 0 0 Votto 1b 3 1 0 0 Zmrmn 3b 4 1 0 0 Rolen 3b 4 1 1 0 LaRoch 1b 5 0 2 2 Bruce rf 3 0 1 0 Werth rf 5 0 2 0 4 0 0 0 Ludwck lf 4 0 1 2 Nady lf Valdez 2b 4 0 1 0 Berndn cf 4 0 0 0 Mesorc c 4 0 1 0 Ramos c 4 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 BCarrll pr 0 0 0 0 Latos p LeCure p 0 0 0 0 Flores c 0 0 0 0 Heisey ph 1 0 0 0 GGnzlz p 2 0 1 0 Arrdnd p 0 0 0 0 Tracy ph 1 0 0 0 Harris ph 1 0 0 0 Clipprd p 0 0 0 0 Simon p 0 0 0 0 Lidge p 0 0 0 0 DeRosa ph0 0 0 0 Stmmn p 0 0 0 0 Totals 36 2 5 2 Totals 37 3 9 2 000 000 002 0—2 Cincinnati Washington 000 020 000 1—3 Two outs when winning run scored. E—Zimmerman (1). DP—Cincinnati 1. LOB—Cincinnati 6, Washington 10. 2B—Rolen (2), Bruce (2), Valdez (1), Mesoraco (1), Ramos (2). H R ER BB SO IP Cincinnati Latos 5 5 2 2 3 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 LeCure Arredondo 2 3 0 0 1 0 Simon L,0-1 2-3 1 1 1 0 0 Washington G.Gonzalez 7 2 0 0 0 7 Clippard H,2 1 1 0 0 0 2 2 2 2 2 0 Lidge BS,1-2 1 Stmmn W,1-0 1 0 0 0 0 3 HBP—by Simon (Zimmerman). WP—Simon. Umpires—Home, Mike Everitt; First, Paul Schrieber; Second, Tim Welke; Third, Laz Diaz. T—3:12. A—40,907 (41,487).


Heritage Scores PGA-RBC Heritage Scores Thursday At Harbour Town Golf Links Hilton Head, S.C. Purse: $5.7 million Yardage: 7,101; Par: 71 (36-35) First Round a-denotes amateur 32-35—67 Chad Campbell Vaughn Taylor 32-35—67 Colt Knost 35-32—67 35-33—68 Jim Furyk Charlie Wi 34-34—68 Harris English 34-34—68 33-35—68 Matt Every Blake Adams 36-33—69 John Mallinger 34-35—69 36-33—69 Chez Reavie Tommy Gainey 35-35—70 Jason Bohn 37-33—70 34-36—70 Rory Sabbatini Kevin Na 34-36—70 Tom Gillis 33-37—70 35-35—70 Joe Durant Kevin Chappell 36-34—70 John Rollins 35-35—70 35-35—70 Boo Weekley Carl Pettersson 34-36—70 John Daly 37-33—70 34-36—70 Will Claxton Glen Day 36-34—70 Greg Chalmers 33-38—71 33-38—71 Chris Couch Hunter Haas 37-34—71 Heath Slocum 37-34—71 37-34—71 Stephen Ames Kyle Stanley 35-36—71 Brandt Snedeker 36-35—71 37-34—71 Marc Leishman Michael Thompson 35-36—71 Lee Janzen 35-36—71 35-36—71 Trevor Immelman Webb Simpson 37-34—71 Zach Johnson 35-36—71 36-35—71 Bud Cauley Robert Garrigus 34-37—71 Fredrik Jacobson 36-35—71 36-35—71 Bob Estes Brian Harman 36-35—71 Gary Christian 35-36—71 35-37—72 Brendon de Jonge 36-36—72 Troy Matteson Shaun Micheel 37-35—72 Robert Karlsson 37-35—72 36-36—72 J.J. Henry Alex Cejka 36-36—72 Martin Laird 36-36—72 38-34—72 Charles Howell III Ernie Els 34-38—72 James Driscoll 36-36—72 37-35—72 J.J. Killeen Kevin Stadler 36-36—72 Ken Duke 35-37—72 36-36—72 Brian Davis Jerry Kelly 36-36—72 Lucas Glover 37-35—72 36-36—72 Matt Kuchar Rickie Fowler 36-36—72 Billy Mayfair 35-37—72 35-37—72 a-Corbin Mills Rocco Mediate 36-37—73 Bryce Molder 35-38—73 36-37—73 Mark Wilson Jeff Overton 39-34—73 Chad Collins 36-37—73 36-37—73 Mark Anderson Daniel Summerhays 35-38—73 Spencer Levin 35-38—73 36-37—73 Hank Kuehne Tim Clark 37-36—73 Scott Verplank 39-34—73 37-36—73 Matt Bettencourt Stuart Appleby 35-38—73 Cameron Beckman 35-38—73 37-36—73 Sean O'Hair Aaron Baddeley 38-35—73 Jason Kokrak 37-36—73 35-39—74 Jeff Maggert Greg Owen 36-38—74 David Mathis 36-38—74 39-35—74 Briny Baird Joe Ogilvie 38-36—74 D.J. Trahan 36-38—74 34-40—74 Bill Lunde Scott Piercy 35-39—74 Bill Haas 35-39—74 38-36—74 Padraig Harrington

Michael Bradley D.A. Points Henrik Stenson Kris Blanks William McGirt John Merrick Kevin Streelman Nick O'Hern Graham DeLaet Charley Hoffman Bo Van Pelt Geoff Ogilvy Ricky Barnes Chris DiMarco Tim Herron Luke Donald Martin Flores Sunghoon Kang Tom Pernice Jr. Brian Gay George McNeill Ryuji Imada Arjun Atwal Chris Kirk Mike Weir David Duval Seung-Yul Noh Tommy Biershenk Brendon Todd John Huh Jose Maria Olazabal Rich Beem Todd Camplin David Hearn Josh Teater Jason Dufner Justin Leonard Robert Allenby Stewart Cink Camilo Villegas Scott Stallings Fred Funk

36-38—74 36-38—74 35-39—74 36-38—74 36-38—74 37-37—74 38-36—74 37-37—74 37-37—74 37-37—74 36-38—74 36-38—74 37-37—74 36-39—75 36-39—75 38-37—75 35-40—75 36-39—75 36-39—75 36-39—75 39-36—75 37-39—76 40-36—76 38-38—76 39-37—76 37-39—76 38-38—76 40-36—76 37-39—76 40-37—77 38-39—77 38-39—77 40-37—77 40-38—78 39-39—78 40-38—78 39-39—78 41-37—78 43-36—79 37-42—79 38-42—80 42-39—81


NBA Standings National Basketball Association All Times EDT EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division L Pct GB W Boston 34 24 .586 — Philadelphia 31 27 .534 3 30 28 .517 4 New York New Jersey 21 38 .356 13½ Toronto 20 39 .339 14½ Southeast Division W L Pct GB x-Miami 40 16 .714 — 34 24 .586 7 Atlanta Orlando 34 24 .586 7 Washington 14 44 .241 27 7 49 .125 33 Charlotte Central Division W L Pct GB 44 14 .759 — x-Chicago Indiana 36 22 .621 8 Milwaukee 28 30 .483 16 21 36 .368 22½ Detroit Cleveland 19 37 .339 24 WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division W L Pct GB x-San Antonio 40 16 .714 — 34 23 .596 6½ Memphis Dallas 32 26 .552 9 Houston 32 26 .552 9 16 42 .276 25 New Orleans Northwest Division W L Pct GB 42 16 .724 — y-Oklahoma City Denver 32 26 .552 10 Utah 31 28 .525 11½ 28 31 .475 14½ Portland Minnesota 25 34 .424 17½ Pacific Division L Pct GB W L.A. Lakers 37 22 .627 — L.A. Clippers 35 23 .603 1½ 30 28 .517 6½ Phoenix Golden State 22 35 .386 14 Sacramento 19 40 .322 18 x-clinched playoff spot y-clinched division Wednesday's Games Indiana 104, Cleveland 98, OT Philadelphia 93, Toronto 75 Utah 103, Houston 91 L.A. Clippers 100, Oklahoma City 98 New Orleans 105, Sacramento 96 Memphis 104, Phoenix 93 New York 111, Milwaukee 107 Boston 88, Atlanta 86, OT L.A. Lakers 98, San Antonio 84 Denver 113, Minnesota 107 Portland 118, Golden State 110 Thursday's Games Detroit at Charlotte Miami at Chicago L.A. Clippers at Minnesota Memphis at San Antonio Dallas at Golden State Friday's Games Cleveland at Indiana, 7 p.m. Boston at Toronto, 7 p.m. Atlanta at Orlando, 7 p.m. New Jersey at Philadelphia, 7 p.m. Charlotte at Miami, 7:30 p.m. Washington at New York, 7:30 p.m. Phoenix at Houston, 8 p.m. Sacramento at Oklahoma City, 8 p.m. Utah at New Orleans, 8 p.m. Milwaukee at Detroit, 8 p.m. Denver at L.A. Lakers, 10:30 p.m. Dallas at Portland, 10:30 p.m.


NHL Playoff Glance National Hockey League Daily Playoff Glance All Times EDT (x-if necessary) FIRST ROUND (Best-of-7) Wednesday, April 11 Philadelphia 4, Pittsburgh 3, OT, Philadelphia leads series 1-0 Nashville 3, Detroit 2, Nashville leads series 1-0 Los Angeles 4, Vancouver 2, Los Angeles 1-0 Thursday, April 12 Ottawa at NY Rangers, 7 p.m. San Jose at St. Louis, 7:30 p.m. Washington at Boston, 7:30 p.m. Chicago at Phoenix, 10 p.m.


Friday, April 13, 2012


Stammen picks up win over Cincinnati



Lady Firehawks Win Tournament

Former Versailles, Post 184 hurler pitches perfect 10th WASHINGTON (AP) — Standing on third base with two outs in the bottom of the 10th inning, Ryan Zimmerman still was bummed about the two plays he failed to make in the field earlier Thursday for the Washington Nationals. Knowing that the Cincinnati Reds' relievers are prone to throwing "dirtballs," Zimmerman was aware that Alfredo Simon might very well miss his mark. Sure enough, Simon threw a wild pitch, and Zimmerman raced home, helping the Nationals extend their best start since moving to Washington with a 3-2 victory over the Reds. Scoring the winning run made Zimmerman able to get over the two balls that got past him while he played third, one in the eighth inning, and one in the ninth — the latter allowing Ryan Ludwick to deliver a tying two-run single for Cincinnati. "If we had lost that game," Zimmerman said, "it would have been hard for me to sleep tonight." Instead, the Nationals improved to 5-2, good for first place in the NL East, and treating an announced sellout crowd of 40,907 to a win in the home opener for the first time since 2008. Former Versailles High School and Piqua Post 184 pitcher Craig Stammen (1-0) struck out the side in the 10th for the win, needing all of 10 pitches for

those three outs. "We don't give in. We don't give up," said Jayson Werth, who singled in the 10th one out after Zimmerman reached base when Simon (0-1) hit him with a pitch. "It's a long season. A lot can happen," Werth said. "But I like the way we've started." The Nationals never had been better than 3-4 through seven games since they moved to Washington in 2005. They're hoping to build on last season's improvement, when they finished 80-81 and in third place in the NL East. "We're showing signs of great life here," said Washington starter Gio Gonzalez, who struck out seven and didn't walk a batter in seven shutout innings. He even added his first major league hit, for good measure, a blooper of a single to left off Mat Latos with one out in the fifth, then rolled his neck, smiled broadly and chuckled a bit while standing on the bag at first. "I'm glad to get the first one out of the way," Gonzalez said. Thanks to Adam LaRoche's two-run single with the bases loaded in the fifth, the Nationals took a 2-0 lead into the ninth, but Brad Lidge blew the save. Lidge is sharing closer duties for Washington with Henry Rodriguez because Drew had surgery Storen Wednesday and will be

out for months. With one out, Lidge walked Joey Votto, then gave up Scott Rolen's double and intentionally walked Jay Bruce to load the bases. The free pass didn't work, even though Nationals manager Davey Johnson liked the odds when he saw Ludwick send a hopper toward Zimmerman, a 2009 NL Gold Glove recipient. "When that ball was hit down his way, I was happy as a clam," Johnson said. "Tough hop." It scooted past Zimmerman, allowing the Reds to make it 2-2. "Those are plays that I expect myself to make," Zimmerman said, "and I hope my teammataes expect me to make those plays as well." But Zimmerman got a chance to make amends. He was at third with Roger Bernadina at the plate, when Simon threw an 0-1 pitch in the dirt. Bernadina at first held up a hand, as if to tell Zimmerman not to run. Not even noticing that, Zimmerman took off and slid under the tag after catcher Devin Mesoraco collected the ball and threw to Simon. "That's a good read from 'Zim,'" Bernadina said. Said Simon: "I just tried to throw the ball down. It got away. Nothing we can do." Reds manager Dusty Baker lamented that his bullpen options were limited.


The Lady Firehawks seventh grade girls AAU/GBA basketball team is picking right up where it has left off the past two spring seasons in winning the Wittenberg University Tiger Classic Tournament. The team went 4-0 en-route to this tournament championship. The Lady Firehawks are entering their third season together with an overall record of 67-3, highlighted by winning the GBA State Championship in 2011. The team includes front row (left to right): Tiffany Hatcher (Piqua Catholic), Audrey Francis (Fairlawn), Brynna Blakeley (Versailles), Maria Herron (Russia), Camille Watren (Versailles). Back row: Coach Doug Borchers, Maddie Borchers (Russia), Reyan Frey (Fort Loramie), Rosie Westerbeck (New Bremen), coach Tim Hatcher. Missing from the photo is Kenzie Schroer (New Knoxville).

Softball Continued from page 15 like that, we’ve got to stay on top of people. But overall, we played well.”Burden — who struck out eight and walked two on the mound — also tripled, as did Marina Snipes.

Lady Roaders win BRADFORD — Haley Patty pitched a two-hitter as the Bradford softball team beat Mississinawa Valley 7-2 Thursday. Patty struck out eight and walked four. Lindsey Rose was 2-for4 with two RBIs, while Alisha Patty was 2-for-3 with three RBIs. Haley Patty helped her

cause, going 2-for-4 with feated Carroll 3-2 Thursday. one RBI. In singles, Pierce BenAli Bashore was 2-for-3. nett defeated Steven Dull 6-3, 6-3; Mitchell Shroyer Tigers beat Troy TROY — Versailles de- lost to Ryan Dull 6-4, 6-1; feated Troy 9-4 in non- and Sam Dean lost to conference action to Matt Nolan 6-0, 6-0. improve to 3-8 on the seaLehman swept the douson. bles matches. Danielle Langston Matt Ulrich and David picked up the win, allow- Freytag defeated Niko ing one hit over three in- Flores and Jacob Lebanoff nings. 6-2, 6-2; and Louis Gaier Kayla McEldowny hit a and Riley Pickrel defeated grand slam and Knopp Matt Gilmore and Curtis homered. Leny 6-0, 6-1. In JV action, Alex Baker won at singles and TENNIS Rocco Catanzarite and Leman boys win DAYTON — The Seth Bensman won at Lehman tennis team de- doubles.

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