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Economic outlook favorable Expert paints bright picture during chamber-city event

keynote speaker David Avdakov, CFA and senior portfolio manager for US Bank, at the 2012 State of Economic Development report held at the Ft. Piqua Plaza Mild with p.m. rain possible. Thursday evening. The event was BY BETHANY J. ROYER Complete forecast on Page 3. hosted by the Piqua Area ChamStaff Writer ber of Commerce and the city. Along with Mayor Lucy Fess, PIQUA — Is the worst behind Bill Murphy, executive director us for the economy? for Grow Piqua Now and ecoThat was a question posed by nomic development director for

the city, and many others, Avdakov spoke on the favorable outlook for both the world and national economy. Seeing a global economic growth of 3.5 percent, Avdakov predicts the U.S., having started out slow at the start of the year, to build at a rate of 2.5 percent. He said the Eurozone recession, which began in the fourth quarter of 2011, likely to be brief and

shallow, while Japan continues to struggle forward after a year after the devastating earthquake and tsunami hit the country. A v d a k o v AVDAKOV See Economic/Page 2

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Farmers’ feast only for lunch CONOVER — JR Catering LLC will no longer be serving breakfast during the farmers’ feast in recognition of the planting season. Lunch service will continue for the next two weeks from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., with the main course will be as follows: Monday, pot roast; Tuesday, stroganoff; Wednesday, meatloaf; Thursday, lasagna; and Friday, April 27, pulled pork Customers don’t need to be a farmer to dine in or carry out for the farmers’ feast. For more information or to order call 214-5527.

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TROY — A Miami County grand jury will hear the c a s e against a 21year-old m a n who has b e e n charged GAULDIN with the murder of a 4-year-old girl he was babysitting last week after claiming the MIKE ULLERY/STAFF PHOTO child fell down a flight of Smoke and flames billow from the RD Holder Petroleum Co. in Clark County on Thursday afternoon. The fire re- stairs at a Caldwell Street portedly began while a fuel truck was being loaded. The truck was parked close to a building and the fire spread, home in Piqua. eventually destroying the structure. Several departments from Miami County supplied mutual aid tankers and Travis Lee Gauldin, personnel. More than 50 fire departments responded to the scene. The fire was under control by 5:30 p.m. See Murder/Page 2

Covington BOE approves agreement with consultant

During the middle of the Great Depression, building in Piqua fluctuated with 55 building permits ($89,415) in 1936 and eight permits BY JENNIFER ($126,434) in 1937. Courtesy of the Piqua Public Library RUNYON For the Daily Call Lottery CLEVELAND (AP) — COVINGTON — At The following are Thurstheir meeting Thursday day’s Ohio lottery numbers: night, Covington ExNight Drawings: empted Village School Dis■ Rolling Cash 5 trict Board of Education 04-11-22-31-39 ■ Pick 3 Numbers 9-9-8 ■ Pick 4 Numbers 5-6-8-6 Day Drawings: ■ Midday 3 1-1-2 ■ Midday 4 7-2-1-0

Firm to assist in solving deficits

members passed a prebond issue service agreement with Fanning/Howey Associates. The architectural firm includes engineering and will assist the district cut its operational spending. “This provides the opportunity of having Fanning/Howey to act as advisement to find a solution to the operating deficits that we’re running

into,” Superintendent Dave Larson said. According to the agreement, “The school district anticipates undertaking a comprehensive capital improvement program, which may include renovations, additions and new construction as part of its Master Facilities Plan in cooperation with the Ohio See Covington/Page 2

Motorcyclist airlifted after being hit by car BY WILL E SANDERS Staff Writer PIQUA — The North Main Street Bridge was temporarily shut down Thursday night after a motorcyclist was injured and transported to the hospital via CareFlight in what appears to be road rage incident. Piqua authorities are looking for the driver of a

vehicle that caused the injuries and ask that anyone who has information about the incident to them at 778-2027. The vehicle was described as being a late 1990s to early 2000s black Mitsubishi Eclipse with a red pin stripe, a tall spoiler, and temporary tags. Police say the driver caused the injuries See Airlifted/Page 2

Local restaurant managers to receive McRecognition Perry, Gehrlich selected as recipients of national awards

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selected areas of performance, including quality, service, sales, cleanliness and operational excellence. The award recognizes up to 10 percent of top restaurant managers BY TOM MILLHOUSE across the United States. Perry and Gehrlich were among seven News Editor managers from the Miami Valley to be lected for the honor. PIQUA — For Patricia Perry and Melinda Perry is the manager of the McDonald’s Gehrlich, working at McDonald’s is the only East Ash Street store and Gehrlich, who was job they have ever had. Their loyformerly manager of the McDonalty and leadership abilities ald’s restaurant on Covington were recently recognized when it Avenue, recently became manwas announced they were seager of the Sidney McDonald’s. lected for the McDonald’s OutThey will receive their awards Do you have an idea for a standing Restaurant Manager during an Ohio region conferLocal Front story? Award. ence in Columbus on June 6. Let Susan Hartley know at Company officials report the 773-2721 ext. 14 or e-mail to The two managers were both McDonald’s Outstanding surprised at the news they were Restaurant Manager Award is being honored. an annual, national honor given to managers who have exhibited superior results in See Managers/Page 2

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Melinda Gehrlich, left, of Botkins, and Patricia Perry of Piqua, recently learned that they have been selected as recipients of the McDonald’s Outstanding Restaurant Manager Award.

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Economic Continued from page 1 said the commercial real estate investment is strong, keeping that sector attractive, with residential starting to see an end to the pain. The outlook for gross domestic product (GDP) forecasts for 2011-16 look strong, though speed bumps such as “Hand over fist,” printing of money, will burden progress, according to Avdakov. Though the public sector in terms of employment is in the negative, the private sector sees positive gain, with corporate spending suggesting further employment growth. The bright spot over the last two years, as explained by Avdakov, has been manufacturing. The U.S. is nearly tied with China as the world’s largest manufacturer, as of 2010. However, Avdakov said what keeps him awake at night, is tension in the Mid-

TROY — A Fletcher man who authorities say was in possession of a semi-tractor that was stolen from a police impound lot in Coman County, Texas, was arraigned Thursday in municipal court. Clifford A. Polhamus Jr., 60, was arraigned on a felony count of receiving stolen property in addition to a weapon’s violation and was given a $75,000 bond. Meanwhile, authorities filed a similar receiving charge against Polhamus’ wife, Delena, 59, of Fletcher, and Michael Haines, 54, of Spring Valley, who is a truck driver for C&P Transportation; the business that Polhamus helps run. Delena was given a recognizance bond and Haines, also charged with a possession of drugs, posted a $20,000 bond Thursday morning following his ar-

dle East involving Iran, the still relatively weak U.S. housing market and monetary challenges currently facing Europe. In short, the global economy looks good, but according to Murphy, the local economy looks even brighter, thanks to both large and small companies investing in the area. Grant dollars have been a tremendous asset, funding numerous projects and $28 million in local construction activity in 2011. Piqua strives to be the place to work, play, live and invest, stated Murphy and thanks to a highly skilled work force, the state of Ohio led the nation in February 2012 in job growth. A substantial amount of growth came in the automotive industry. Look for more information on the 2012 State of Economic Development report to be inserted in Monday’s Daily Call.

raignment. So far investigators have seized several semi-tractors and trailers and at least one other vehicle from Polhamus’ 5345 E. U.S. Route 36 home, which is located just east of Fletcher. In addition, police also confiscated a firearm and several financial documents. Authorities executed a search warrant at the property Wednesday after gaining information that a semi-tractor reported stolen out of Texas was located at the property. That semitractor was initially impounded after inaccuracies were found with the vehicle’s VIN number, according to the sheriff’s office. Polhamus was convicted of similar crimes in 2004 and was sentenced to three years in prison. In that case, Polhamus was convicted of engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity and conspiracy to engage in corrupt activity.

Covington Continued from page 1 School Facilities Commission, through the OSFC’s Classroom Facilities Assistance Program, as well as improvements outside the scope of the OSFC Master Facilities Plan that the school district determines to undertake at its sole cost.” Board members and Larson shared that the agreement dose not mean that the district will be going to voters with a bond issue in the near future, but said that if new construction is decided upon, Fanning/Howey would stay on, if deemed appropriate by the OSFC. A finance committee meeting was held prior to the board meeting where personnel consolidation was discussed at length. Larson said that a building project would allow for personnel consolidation. Board members agreed that bringing in the firm is a good decision because the commitment is not long term and because of the firm’s experience with various projects. Larson shared that the engineering department of Fanning/Howey also works with the village of Coving-

ton. Also during the meeting, Larson told members that Nancy Wise, transportation supervisor, will be retiring in July.Wise is employed by the Miami County Educational Service Center and has served in her position for five years. Prior to that, she was a bus driver and custodian with Covington schools for 30 years. Larson plans to absorb her duties within the Central Office. He stated that his secretary, MaryAnn Covault, will have some responsibilities while he will take over the job and title transportation supervisor. “Nancy has been working with me nearly everyday telling me ‘You’ll need to know this for next year,’” Larson said. Retirement resignations also were accepted for Laurie Deubner, elementary teacher; Linda Harshman, elementary teacher and Helen Mayo, elementary teacher. Resignations were accepted for Jeremy Mills, high school intervention specialist, and Andrew Stein, high school and middle school band and music teacher.

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the driver of the Mitsubishi, who also is believed to have been intoxicated, sped into the motorcycle and injured its driver. The name of the motorcyclist wasn’t immediately available Thursday night at press time nor was his condition.

to the motorcyclist before fleeing the scene. The driver was described as being a white male between the ages of 18 and 25 and is 5 feet 8 to 5 feet 10 inches tall with a thin build and dark hair, said Piqua police Lt. Rick Byron. Byron said the vehicle and the motorcycle were traveling southbound over bridge — temporarily shut down Thursday night as a result of the vehicular as- * Your 1st choice for complete Home Medical Equipment sault — when the vehicle cut off the motorcyclist. Lift Chairs The two drivers exchanging words at the intersec- 1990 W. Stanfield, Troy, OH tion of Riverside Drive. 45373 • 937-335-9199 It’s after that verbal tercation, Byron said, that 2270131

Anna Marie Christy PIQUA — Anna Marie Christy, 90, of Piqua, died at 8:34 p.m. Tuesday, April 1 7 , 2012, at the Upper Va l l e y Medi c a l Center. S h e w a s b o r n Jan. 28, CHRISTY 1922, in Piqua to the late Frank and Mabel (Howland) Wack. She married Harry L. Christy Jr. on Nov. 11, 1942, at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Piqua, a wonderful marriage spanning 69 years; and he survives. Other survivors include five sons, Thomas L. (Pattie) Christy of Lebanon, Gerald E. (Kathy) Christy of Piqua, John J. (Chris) Christy of Henderson, Nevada, Donald R. Christy of Sante Fe, New Mexico, Richard C. (Deb) Christy of Snellville, Georgia; two daughters, Susan C. Miracle of Butler Twp. and Katherine C. Bengston of Los Banos, Calif.; 10 grandchildren, Steve Christy, Sal (Heather) Christy, Dan Miracle, Ryan Christy, Sean (Breanna) Christy, Jason (Emily) Manning, Christine Sailors, Tiffanie (Adam) Lopatin, and Mireya Varela,; eight great-grandchildren, Sam Christy, Kaitlyn Manning, Kayla Manning, Lauren Manning, Riley Sailors, Verde, Sam Marisa Lopatin and Ben Lopatin; a sister, Sister Mary Ambrose (Dorothy) Wack S.L.W. of Arlington Heights, Ill.; and two sisters-in-law, Betti Jo Wack and Dolores Edelstein. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Theresa Marie Christy; five brothers, Frank Wack, Robert Wack, Carl (Hazel) Wack, Leo Wack, Fred Wack; and two sisters, Beatrice (Don)

Usserman and Margaret (Bill) Zimmerman. Mrs. Christy was a 1940 graduate of Piqua Catholic High School and retired in 1987 from the Piqua Daily Call mail order room. She was a member of the Lewis Boyer Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, the American Business Women’s Association, and a devout lifetime member of St. Boniface Catholic Church, where she served as a Lector and Eucharistic Minister for many years in addition to serving on numerous committees and visiting St. Clare Chapel. Additionally, she volunteered at Heartland of Piqua Nursing Home, and enjoyed genealogy and working with her flower garden. She spent many hours researching family history, preparing numerous family photo albums, traveling all over the Country visiting family, and doing loving things to make everyone around her happy. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother who will be deeply missed by her family and many friends. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. Boniface Catholic Church with the Rev. Fr. Angelo C. Caserta and the Rev. Fr. Martin Fox as Con-Celebrants. Burial will follow at Forest Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. Monday at the Jamieson & Yannucci Funeral Home where a prayer service will be conducted at 4 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Boniface Catholic Church Building Fund, 310 S. Downing St., Piqua, OH 45356 or Fr. Caserta’s Tuition Assistance Fund, 310 S. Downing St., Piqua, OH 45356. Condolences to the family may also be expressed through

Esther M. Tester TROY — Esther M. Tester, 96, of Troy, passed away at 6:35 p.m. Wednesd a y , April 1 8 , 2012, at Upper Va l l e y Medi c a l Center, Troy. She w a s TESTER b o r n June 6, 1915, in Wapakoneta, to the late Joseph and Margaret (Sheipline) Brown. Her husband, Vernon Tester, preceded her in death June 14, 1981. She is survived by her son-in-law, David Mers of Troy; one sister, Lucille Waldman of Wapakoneta; three grandchildren, Doug and Toni Mers, Craig and Teresa Mers and Mark Mers, all of Troy; two greatgrandchildren, Aarin

Burke and Clinton Mers; and four great-greatTessa, grandchildren, Briella, Lucas and Abel. In addition to her parents and her spouse, Mrs. Tester was preceded in death by her daughter, Judy Mers on Dec. 1, 2003; one grandson, Scott Patrick Mers on Nov. 6, 2001; and nine siblings. She assisted her late husband with the operation of Troy Radiator & Marine Inc. A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at Baird Funeral Home, Troy, with interment to follow in Riverside Cemetery, Troy. Friends may call from 12-1 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Miami County, P.O. Box 502, Troy, OH 45373. Friends may express condolences to the family through

C. Robert Sutton TROY — C. Robert Sutton, 92, of Troy, passed away at 5:20 a.m. Thursday, April 19, 2012, at SpringMeade HealthCenter, Tipp City. He was born Aug. 14, 1919, in Woodford County, Ill. to the late James Roy and Maude I. (Stephens) Sutton. His wife, Freda L. (Eubank) Sutton preceded him in death Jan. 7, 1993. He is survived by one son and daughter-in-law, James R. and Barbara Sutton of Tipp City; two daughters, Judith A. Hammons and Janice K. Maksay, both of Tipp City; six grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. In addition to his parents and his wife, Mr. Sutton was preceded in death by one son, Jack Sutton on Dec. 28, 1991; granddaughter, Teri Freeman; four brothers and four sisters. He had been a resident


of Troy since 1940, and was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church, Troy, Lifetime Member of Troy Fish & Game and former member of Troy Elks Lodge No. 833. He enjoyed fishing, golfing and mushroom hunting. Mr. Sutton retired in 1974 from Delco-Moraine. A chapel service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Riverside Cemetery Chapel, Troy, with the Rev. Fr. James Duell officiating. Interment will follow in Riverside Cemetery. A private family viewing will be held from 9:30-10:30 a.m. Monday at Baird Funeral Home, Troy. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Miami County, P.O. Box 502, Troy, OH 45373. Friends may express condolences to the family through

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Continued from page 1 “Yes, I was surprised, Perry said. “Our supervisor, Ella Hunt, told us.” “I was shocked,” Gehrlich said of her reaction. “I think it was good recognition for the team,” she said. “It’s one of our values that is instilled in us,” Perry said of the importance of teamwork. “It’s one of the things that without the team, none of the accomplishments we’re being recognized for would have come about, it takes a team effort,” Gehrlich said. “It’s one of Benny’s (Ben Scott Jr., local McDonald’s executive) credos and values,” she said. Perry, who now lives in Piqua, first joined the McDonald’s team in 1991 at the Tipp City store not long after graduating from high school in Mount Sterling, Ky. For Gehrlich, the McDonald’s experience began at the Sidney restaurant while she was still a high school student. Gehrlich lives in Botkins with her husband, Levi, and their three children. Gehrlich was quick to respond when asked what she likes best about working at McDonald’s. “It’s definitely the people,” she said, “meeting new people, working with people.” “I like the people and the fast pace,” Perry said. “There’s never a dull moment, that’s for sure.” When it comes to what

they like about being a manager, the two award winners both stressed the importance of teamwork. “It goes back to that teamwork,” said Perry, whose first management position came at the Troy restaurant in 1992. “We all have goals we’re trying to accomplish those goals, and you’re motivating your people.” “I enjoy being able to being a leader and a role model,” said Gehrlich, who became a manager in 2000. The two women said they plan to continue with the local fast food restaurant. “This is a great place to work, it’s very family-oriented,” Perry said. “This is what I love,” Gerlich said. “I can’t think of anything else,” Gehrlich said. With a tight employment market for teenagers, the managers were asked to give jobseekers some advice on how to put their best foot forward when applying for their first job. “Bring your personality with you,” Gehrlich said. “When you come in for an interview, you want that personality to shine,” she said. “We want to be sure that you will be customeroriented.” “We like hiring teenagers,” Perry said. “They stay around with us through high school. I’m very lucky to have Edison here, a lot of kids go to Edison. We stress communication and our values.”

SIDNEY — Ronnie R. Cassidy, 63, of Sidney, passed away at 4:55 p.m. Wednesday, April 18, 2012, at his residence. Graveside services will be held Monday at the Spy Run Cemetery in Garrison, Ky., with the Rev. Mark Cassidy officiating. The family will receive friends Saturday at Cromes Funeral Home, Sidney. Roberson Funeral Home in South Shore, Ky., is in charge of arrangements for Monday’s graveside services in Kentucky. SIDNEY — Anna Marie Sturgill, 50, of Sidney, passed away at 4:15 a.m. Thursday, April 19, 2012, at Hospice of Dayton Care Center. Funeral services will be held Monday at Cromes Funeral Home, Sidney, with Bishop Robert L. Fries officiating. Burial will be at Graceland Cemetery in Sidney.

Murder Continued from page 1 who was in a relationship with the deceased child’s mother and lived with them in Piqua, waived his preliminary hearing in municipal court on Thursday. He has been charged with one count of murder stemming from the death of Malisa DeLeSancha, 4. The child died Saturday following an alleged fall down a flight of 16 steps on the night of April 12. Malisa was airlifted to the hospital by CareFlight following her fall after being transported to Upper Valley Medical Center early Friday morning. Meanwhile, an unre-


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lated misdemeanor count of domestic violence filed against Gauldin is still pending in municipal court. Gauldin remains jailed on a combined bond of $550,000 bond. At the time of the alleged murder, Gauldin was babysitting the victim and at least one other child while the victim’s mother was at work. In a 9-1-1 call obtained by the Daily Call, Gauldin told an emergency dispatcher the child fell down a flight of wooden stairs. “She fell down the stairs and I need help,” Gauldin said. “Her heart is not beating. … She is not breathing.”

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TROY — A Bradford man is being held on a $550,000 bond after his arraignment in municip a l court t h i s week on t w o felony counts HENZEL of rape and two felony counts of sexual battery. Dwayne A. Hensel, 41,


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Age: 1 Birthdate: April 20, 2011 Parents: Josh and Ashley Riffle of Greenville Siblings: Ty and Blake Grandparents: Dale and Mary Jane Karn of Piqua and Scott and Cindy Riffle of Greenville Great-grandparents: Verda Karn of Piqua, Ray Lybarger of Greenville and Dave Riffle of Greenville Avery Marie Riffle

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TROY — Connie Veach has a simple mantra behind co-chairing the Miami County MS Walk: “Find a cause, fight for it and don’t give up.” The event co-chair was diagnosed in 1994 with MS, short for multiple sclerosis, a chronic inflammatory disease that causes muscle weakness, coordination difficulties and chronic pain, in addition to other debilitating physical problems that hinder the ability to move and walk easily. It can also cause cognitive and visual impairments. “It’s not cancer, but it’s not an easy disease to live with,” Veach said. “Any day you can get up and move is a good day.” On Saturday at Walk MS: Miami County, Veach will be participating not for herself, but for her healthy 1-year-old granddaughter. “We don’t know if it’s

hereditary, and (doctors) haven’t said ‘yes’ she has it, but they haven’t said ‘no,’” she said tearfully. “It’s too late for me. I won’t see a cure. But I’m not doing it for me. I’m doing it for her and other children so they don’t have to go through what I go through.” Family and friends have provided a strong support system, Veach said, adding that she encourages members of the community to walk in recognition of those who cannot walk. Miami County has 300 documented cases of MS, she said, but the actual number may be greater. Participants for the 15th annual event have been collecting donations from friends, co-workers and neighbors, with some organizing penny wars at their children’s schools or hosting benefit auctions and garage sales. Donations are all tax-deductible. But raising money is only one part of the fight to eradicate MS. “Money will bring the cure, but we have to have positive attitudes and be there for each other,” Veach said. “It all comes full circle.” Registration begins at

8:30 a.m. at Troy Memorial Stadium, with the opening ceremony kicking off at 9:40. Clear Choice Hearing Aid will present a sponsorship check of $500 to MS Walk ambassador Judy Tudor. Walkers may purchase raffle tickets or buy a rubber duck in the “duck pond” by the entrance. Every duck is a winner, Veach said, with prizes including yo-yos and Frisbees. Beginning at 10 a.m., participants will walk down Riverside Drive, take a lap around Duke Park and then walk back along Riverside to the stadium again. A rest stop with fruit and water will be provided at the park, and after the race sandwiches donated by Frisch’s will be available at the stadium. Veach said the course of past years was altered to flip the incline at Duke Park to a downhill, as walking uphill is difficult for those with MS. Changing the course is just one small example of the adjustments Veach and others with MS have to make in their day-to-day lives. “It doesn’t kill us. It makes us jump hurdles,” she said. “It’s a debilitating disease. It’s discouraging.


TROY — What at first was reported as a lawn mower accid e n t h a s since turned into an aggravated murder investiPEPPER gation and the key suspect in the case faced a judge in municipal court Thursday morning for his video arraignment. Donald R. Pepper, 53,

was charged with aggravated murder and tampering with evidence for the death of his roommate, James R. Wolf, 65, of West Milton, who was found April 13 outside of the home the two shared at 1177 Debron Road, West Milton. Pepper remains behind bars at the Miami County Jail on a combined bond $350,000. His a preliminary hearing date is scheduled for 1 p.m. Thursday, April 26. On April 13, authorities and medics responded to the home in what was first described as a “lawnmower accident,” but quickly ruled that the incident was not an accident after head


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trauma the victim suffered was not consistent with a lawn mower accident, said West Milton Police Chief Garry Kimpel. “Fairly quickly it became evidence the injuries were not consistent with an accident,” Kimpel said. Twelve hours after making the gruesome discovery, authorities arrested Pepper, who owns the Debron Road home. Since his arrest he had been staying in the hospital after complaining of a pre-existing medical condition. He was discharged Wednesday afternoon from Upper Valley Medical Center in Troy where he was under police security and was taken to jail.

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But you have to adapt.” About 15 teams have pre-registered, and more are expected to sign up the day of the event. For more information on registering as a team or individual, call (800) FIGHTMS, Connie Veach at 524-3181 or Charline Werts at 6543030.

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remains behind bars at the Miami County Jail on the charges, which if convicted could net him up to 30 years in prison. An April 24 preliminary hearing has been set in the case and police records show he is still awaiting arraignment on an additional charge of sexual battery. Hensel allegedly had sexual relations with a teen-aged juvenile victim between March 17 and Oct. 15. If convicted, Hensel would be required to register as a sex offender in the county where he resides, works or receives an education.

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am not a fan of numbers, by any stretch of the imagination. In fact, a long time ago, in what seems like a galaxy far, far, really far away, I made a deal with numbers. I’d stay far away from … erm … them, if they did likewise for me. Sounds like a good deal, right? A long-standing agreement, or peace treaty if you will, pieced together my freshmen year of high school. I’ve no idea why I would hold such a grudge against numbers as to make a pact at such a young age. Yet, something tells me it has to do with the fact I failed algebra that year. You know, there’s nothing quite like bringing a big ol’ fail on your report card home to the ’rents. It not only squashes a fledgling ego, leaves you grounded for an eternity, but really puts a damper on an opinion of numbers. Especially for someone who was a math major, which never fails to humor me. Give me words, I’ll spin a dozen pages, give me a number and I guarantee to make an eight into a three, a six into a three and well, there’s an obvious pattern here on the number three. So imagine if you will my absolute stunned disbelief, to put it nicely, when I decided to go back to school two years ago and discover I’ve been away for so long I have to take an algebra class. Why I need to know exponential and logarithmic functions or systems of equations and inequalities for psychology, I’ll never know. Mind you, I made an attempt to pass out of the class upon this devastating news but that was a disaster we shall never speak of again. I’m pretty sure they gave me BETHANY J. ROYER credit for getting my name Staff Writer right just so I wouldn’t feel too bad. All I can say is that I tried, that’s all that matters, and begrudgingly, like a kid having to clean their room, began my algebra class in the fall. Now, here it is April and I’m still at it, a little over a week shy of being done with said class. That’s a good thing, too, cause I’m about to go crazy. I don’t know if it is the amount of time it takes to get through each test. (The longest thus far lasting 4.44 hours.) Or the homework that takes, on average, an entire piece of paper and about a mile of pencil lead for each problem. For this week’s homework, a dozen notebook pages in, not including the ones torn out in exasperation and tossed over one shoulder with a snarl, I managed to finish exactly four problems out of 80. Four. That’s not a transposed number, either. As much as I wish it were because that leaves me 76 problems to finish by Sunday and those four problems took me two hours. If my math serves me well that’s a half hour for each one and yes, someone needs to double-check my math here. When my neurofeedback technician Pam Maxwell at Tuesday’s Hahn-Hufford Center session asked how things were going, if I noticed a more calm-cool approach toward the anxieties in my life, I did what any reasonable person in my shoes would do, I lied. I gave a thumbs up. Well, not literally, I smiled and nodded, I may have even gave her an exuberant yes! Meanwhile, I was mentally grabbing her by the lapels and screaming, “Stop the insanity, Pam! Make the numbers go away!” Cause I could not stop thinking about my algebra homework. But, you know, it’s bad enough I spilled the beans about imagining a cruise ship gliding across the screen only to capsize at the previous session. To have her know that I also tear my hair out and grind my teeth over numbers, that I daydream about burning my algebra book … shhhh … do not let her see this week’s column, mmmmk? I mean, it wasn’t a total lie, to be honest. (Oh, irony!) The majority of my life right now, I’d say a good 95 percent of it, my anxiety has been met with an intriguing calm since I’ve been in the neurofeedback program. My ex-husband and I continue to move forward, my job is always a joy, I cannot stress that enough, my munchkins are happy, healthy and want for nothing, I’ve no complaints. Except for my algebra class, so I wasn’t entirely fooling Maxwell, (forgive me!) things overall are good, if not great. The vertigo has been so good that for two weekends in a row it has been next to non-existent. That is, until I break open the ol’ algebra book, sending my blood pressure up as nine becomes a three, 20 a three, and … you know, if it weren’t for the fact the vertigo started two years ago, I’d totally blame the algebra class or at least the number three. The “Imagine If” campaign to pay off the Rehab Center building at 1306 Garbry Road, Piqua, continues. For more information or to make a contribution call 773-7630. The Center is a 501 C 3 organization. All contributions are tax deductible as permitted by law. Mom of two munchkins and rooter for the underdog that is the ellipsis, Bethany J. Royer can be contacted at

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Latest food fight debate about food. One few months ago, year it’s trans fat, the next there was a it’s sugar. Trans fat will brouhaha over kill you, sugar will kill whether pizza sauce is a you, cholesterol will kill vegetable. It certainly is you, salt will kill you, fat to me. But for years, I will kill you, carbs will kill thought bacon was a vegyou, not eating at all will etable. I always wondered kill you, overeating will why no one made salad kill you. bits to sprinkle on my JIM MULLEN I just bought a half-galbacon, which is a millionColumnist lon of ice cream, and on dollar idea if I ever heard the lid it says it’s packed one. The latest food fight is over whether with calcium and vitamins A and D. I “pink slime” should be used in ham- don’t think you have to have a Ph.D. in burgers. My gut instinct is that no, it nutrition to realize that even with the shouldn’t be used in hamburgers. It vitamins and minerals, ice cream is not should be left in bologna and hot dogs health food. But it does prove something that food writer Michael Pollan said where it belongs. Still, I was surprised at how many na- about food marketing: “The more health tionally known purveyors of fine burgers claims there are on the label, the unsaid they would stop using pink slime healthier the food.” Adding a multivitanow that their secret ingredient was no min to a frosted doughnut does not longer secret. Until they said they’d stop magically make it a balanced meal. Some clever scientist is sure to tell using it, almost no one knew they were you that ammonia in its various forms using it. It turns out that beef “trimmings” occurs naturally in some plants, is used used to be sold mainly as pet food be- in food processing and is perfectly safe, cause they contained too much E. coli and he would be right. But he also would and other bacteria that were harmful to be comparing apples and oranges to unhumans. But then the beef industry sellable scraps of fat, sinew, effluvia and started spraying these leftovers with an meat bits, pulverized into a pink paste ammonia gas, killing the pathogens, and and sprayed with ammonium hydroxide. Is that how the food scientist makes renamed them “lean finely textured beef,” which sounds so much more appe- his hamburger at home? Is this what he feeds to his children? Does he invite the tizing than “pink slime.” It reminds me of a story I heard long neighbors over to watch this being made ago from an old-timer in the advertising before grilling a few burgers for them on business. It seems a cannery had bought Saturday night? There are many things that some peoa batch of salmon with very white flesh. It tasted like salmon, but it didn’t look ple eat that others find supremely unlike salmon. Some genius in the market- appetizing — Limburger cheese, frog ing department came up with a great legs, fried crickets, raw oysters, haggis idea. The cannery printed “Won’t turn — but they don’t try to sneak these pink in the can” on the label, which, of things onto your plate. Limburger is proud of being a stinky cheese; haggis is course, was true. I often wonder how many people who presented with all the flourish of Cherhave savored the fish known as orange ries Jubilee. They are all upfront about roughy in fine restaurants realize that what they are. If pink slime purveyors want to for most of its history, that fish was known as a slimehead? There were proudly put it on the store shelf, more plenty of slimeheads to go around until power to them. Otherwise, we might the name change. Now they are being think they have something to hide. hauled out of the ocean faster than they Jim Mullen’s newest book, “How to can reproduce. The orange roughy population would probably appreciate it if we Lose Money in Your Spare Time — At started calling the fish slimeheads again. Home,” is available at You It seems every week we have another can reach him at


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Excerpts of recent editorials of interest from Ohio newspapers: The (Cleveland) Plain Dealer As if voracious Asian carp swimming up the Mississippi River seeking to invade the Great Lakes ecosystem via Chicago’s shipping channel weren’t bad enough, now they’re coming north on trucks. Not one or two, but thousands of pounds of them. After swimming circles around the clueless carp czar John Goss and his wishy-washy White House handwringers, the fiendish filter-feeders have lucked upon this even more insidious offensive, one that eschews the waterways for the highways. In the first four months of this year, Canadian customs officials in Windsor, Ontario, have seized 23,000 pounds of live Asian carp apparently on their way to Chinatown in Toronto, according to The Toledo Blade. Those three shipments were discovered after the trucks had crossed the Ambassador Bridge in Detroit. … These illegal fish traffickers are breaking the law on both sides of the border. … For the ongoing aquatic assault, a hydrologic separation of the Great Lakes and Mississippi River basins remains the only plausible defense. As for the land attack? Perhaps undercover carp agents are needed. ___ The Marietta Times Ohio could become the 10th state to legalize samesex marriage, if a push to get a measure on the November 2013 ballot is successful. For that to happen, the Ohio Freedom to Marry Coalition must gather enough signatures and then, of course, voters would have to support the change in Ohio law from allowing marriage between a man and a woman to simply allowing marriage between two consenting adults. We’re proud that Ohioans are taking this on and hope it is successful. Not allowing gay couples to marry is a violation of civil rights, period. Religion shouldn’t play a part in this argument and neither should politics or personal views on what or may not be “moral.” American citizens are all entitled to the same rights and it’s discouraging and infuriating that in 2012, that’s still not the case. … (A)long with the rights that go hand-in-hand with marriage, same-sex couples deserve to be able to be recognized as family and to experience the bonds and security that often accompany the institution of marriage. Allowing loving couples to unite and to create families together is only a plus for communities and society as a whole.











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Clark amassed fortune Helping to heal LOS ANGELES — Dick Clark married music and television long before “American Idol.” But his legacy extends well beyond the persona of the laid-back host of “American Bandstand” whose influence can still be seen on TV today. He was the workaholic head of a publicly traded company, a restaurateur, a concert promoter and real estate investor. Clark,who died of a heart attack on Wednesday at age 82, left behind a fortune and is the model of entertainment entrepreneurship embodied today by “Idol” host Ryan Seacrest. “Work was his hobby,” said Fran La Maina, the longtime president of Dick Clark Productions Inc. La Maina started as the production company’s financial controller in 1966. He estimates Clark amassed a fortune that reached into the hundreds of millions of dollars. “He had this never-giveup attitude. He was a great salesperson and a task master,” La Maina said. Clark was one of the early pioneers of the idea that a public company can be formed around an entertainer’s personal appeal. By the time La Maina went to work for him, Clark already had three shows on air: “Swingin’ Country,” ‘’Where the Action Is,” and, of course, “American Bandstand.” He promoted more than 100 concerts a year back when promoters, not bands, called the shots. His roster included The Rolling Stones Engelbert and Humperdinck. In the 1970s, he launched shows like the “American Music Awards” and“NewYear’s Rockin’ Eve” — shows that are highly valued by advertisers because fans still want to watch them live in an age of digital video recorders. At one point, he hosted shows on all three major TV networks, including “The $20,000 Pyramid” on ABC, “Live Wednesday” on CBS and“TV’s Bloopers and Practical Jokes” on NBC. All the while, he was hosting shows

“Dick Clark’s Countdown” and “Rock, Roll & Remember” on the radio and running a business. “He had boundless energy and a remarkable ability to do innumerable things at any given time,” La Maina said. By the time it went public in 1987, Dick Clark Productions had several thousand employees, had launched a restaurant chain with Clark’s name on it, and ran a communications-promotion business. Revenue exceeded $100 million a year and the company was profitable. His daily schedule was daunting, even when Clark was in his late 50s and 60s, according to longtime board member Enrique Senior, a managing director atAllen & Co. who helped Dick Clark Productions go public. Senior remembers taking a peek at Clark’s schedule after meetings.

party to do it so there’s no question that I’m taking advantage of the shareholders.’” In 2002, the company was taken private for $140 million by a consortium led by Mosaic Media Group Inc. Instead of cashing out, Clark sold a portion of his 70 percent stake, while reinvesting the rest with the new ownership group and staying on as CEO. He voluntarily accepted $12.50 per share when other shareholders got $14.50. Usually, company founders seek the highest premium in a buy-out. “He wanted to reward the people that were loyal to him and who entrusted him with the stewardship of their capital,” said LeRoy Kim, another Allen & Co. managing director who guided the transaction.“He was a different type of entrepreneur. He was an incredible man.” Clark suffered a stroke in

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“It frankly was the schedule of a 20-year-old,” Senior said. “This guy was a dynamo. I’ve never seen anybody who would be so personally involved in everything he did.” Despite its profitability, the business didn’t always keep pace with Wall Street’s quarter-by-quarter demands. Clark decided the company should be taken private by a third party, even though, according to Senior, “he could have taken the company over by himself.” “He said, ‘I want a third

2004 that affected his ability to speak and walk and led to a reduced role at the company. In 2007, the company was sold again, this time to Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder and his private equity firm RedZone Capital, for $175 million. Clark sold the remainder of his stake. He remained connected to the company only through his annual appearances on the New Year’s Eve show. Over the years, Clark invested in other assets outside the production company, in-

cluding multiple properties in Malibu, according to Senior, Dick Clark Productions lawyer Marty K a t z and others. H e p a i d nearly $15 million for a 12a c r e CLARK oceanfront estate in Malibu known as Gull’s Way in 2002, according to the Los Angeles Times. He had offices and his home in Malibu. In his later years, Clark was trying to sell shows “just like any other independent producer,” said his publicist, Paul Shefrin. Senior said Clark would still be coming up with new show ideas today if he could. “I never ever saw a side of him that would make me think he was a narcissist or egoist or that he needed to be in front of a camera in order to feel accomplished,” Senior said. “It was all one thing for him. I don’t think he really cared as long as he was involved.” Despite recent legal tussles involving Dick Clark Productions — including a running dispute over who has the rights to the Golden Globe Awards — Clark’s personal integrity has been “untarnished” over the years, Katz said. Seacrest said in a statement that Clark “has truly been one of the greatest influences in my life.” “I idolized him from the start, and I was graced early on in my career with his generous advice and counsel,” Seacrest said.“When I joined his show in 2006, it was a dream come true to work with him every New Year’s Eve for the last six years. He was smart, charming, funny and always a true gentleman. I learned a great deal from him, and I’ll always be indebted to him for his faith and support of me. He was a remarkable host and businessman and left a rich legacy to television audiences around the world. We will all miss him.”

■ Contract Bridge — By Steve Becker

Test your play Odd incidents occasionally occur in major tournaments. For example, there was the time some years ago when a young Polish pair, representing their country for the first time in the annual world championship, arrived at a dreadful grandslam contract. When the opening lead was made and dummy appeared, it became obvious to the declarer that his partner had overbid his values by at least two tricks. Declarer looked at the dummy, then looked at his partner and said, “That dummy is an insult to Poland!” If you were West on the hand below, you might have similar feelings if you reached Six Spades due to

partner’s optimism. However, they don’t allow you to back up and change the contract, so the question is how to proceed after North leads the ten of clubs (assume the missing trumps are divided 3-1 or 2-2).

other heart, ruffing in dummy. Then you play the club five, taken by South with the king. You naturally hope South will return a diamond away from the king, which would hand you the slam, but he cleverly leads a heart instead. After discarding a diamond and ruffing the heart with dummy’s last trump, you return the queen of diamonds, covered by the king and ace. Miraculously, you are now on the verge of making the contract if North holds the jack of diamonds. You hope he started with a hand such as:

The only genuine chance for the slam is to find South with the doubleton K-Q of clubs, as well as the king of diamonds. Accordingly, you play low from dummy, and South, luckily for you, produces the queen. You next cash three rounds of trumps and conIf that’s what he was tinue with the A-K and an- dealt, he will run into terri-

ble trouble when you next lead the jack of spades in this position:

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Whatever North discards on the spade jack, you make the slam. Of course, you should also be sure to congratulate your partner on the brilliant sequence of bids that allowed you to reach this dreadful contract! Tomorrow:A tough combination to beat.

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■ Living with children

The importance of fatherhood A

bout 40 years ago, as divorce was becoming commonplace, America began waking up to the importance of fatherhood. Up until then, the literature on child rearing was almost exclusively mother-oriented. Fathers didn’t count for much. After all, Freud had pretty much ignored them, hadn’t he? That changed with the 1974 publication of psychologist Fitzhugh Dodson’s “How to Father.” (Factoid: Dodson is credited with being the first to turn the noun “parent” into a verb with “How to Parent,” his 1970 bestseller.) Since then, it has become increasingly apparent that whether present or only sometimes present or not present at all, fathers exert great influence on their children’s lives, for better or worse. By now, nearly everyone knows that kids in fatherabsent homes are at risk for all manner of difficulties, but the scope of the problem is worth reviewing: According to the U.S. Census Bureau, 24 million children — one in three — live in father-absent households. Children in such homes are five times more likely to be living in poverty. The infant mortality rate for children born to unwed mothers is nearly twice that of children born to married moms. Just having a father’s name on the birth certificate—even if he’s not living in the home — is associated with a lower risk of dying in the first year of life. Compared with kids who live with their dads, kids in fatherabsent homes are more likely to be injured in home accidents. Their mothers are more likely to be depressed. They’re at higher risk for asthma. They’re much more likely to eventually abuse drugs and/or alcohol, become obese, and smoke (their moms are more likely to smoke too, even during their pregnancies). They’re more likely to be abused physically and/or sexually. They don’t do as well in school and they’re much more likely to drop out. As teens, they’re more likely to become delinquent. By the time they are young adults, they’re more likely to be in jail. As

JOHN ROSEMOND Columnist adults, they don’t earn as much. Girls who grow up in father-absent homes are more likely, as teenagers, to become pregnant. In that case, they’re likely to be single mothers who raise their children in father-absent homes, perpetuating and compounding the original problem. And the wheel keeps on turnin’. Name the problem and it’s almost a certainty that kids from father-absent homes are significantly more at risk for it. Even though the above litany was meant to be mindboggling, consider that I had to be selective. Newspapers don’t give me enough space to do more than scratch the surface. But here’s something that’s not often talked about: Children of unmarried, cohabiting parents are at higher risk for most of these same problems as well. That means the real problem isn’t so much the absence of a father in the life of a child; it’s the absence of a husband. More specifically, it’s the absence of a marriage. That makes sense. After all, nothing contributes more to a child’s sense of well-being than knowing his parents are in a vibrant, committed relationship with one another. Under those circumstances, he doesn’t even need a lot of attention. More important is the fact that his parents give a lot of attention to each other. In light of this, I propose that we start calling the “father” problem for what is really is: the marriage-absent home. For a child to grow up with a father is good, but for a child to grow up with a father who is first and foremost a husband is even better. Family psychologist John Rosemond answers parents’ questions on his website at



Teachers and students ... ... Facebook friends? KAREN MATTHEWS Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Should students and teachers ever be friends on Facebook? School districts across the country, including the nation’s largest, are weighing that question as they seek to balance the risks of inappropriate contact with the academic benefits of social networking. At least 40 school districts nationwide have approved social media policies. Schools in New York City and Florida have disciplined teachers for Facebook activity, and Missouri legislators recently acquiesced to teachers’ objections to a strict statewide policy. In the New York cases, one teacher friended several female students and wrote comments including “this is sexy” under their photos, investigators said. A substitute teacher sent a message to a student saying that her boyfriend did not “deserve a beautiful girl like you.” Such behavior clearly oversteps boundaries, but some teachers say social media — in particular Facebook — can be a vital educational resource if used appropriately, especially because it’s a primary means of communication for today’s youngsters. “Email is becoming a dinosaur,” said David Roush, who teaches media communications and television production at a Bronx high school. “Letters home are becoming a dinosaur. The old methods of engaging our students and our parents are starting to die.” New York Chancellor Dennis Walcott plans to release social media guidelines this month, saying recently that teachers “don’t want to be put in a situation that could either compromise them or be misinterpreted.” Roush does not accept students as friends on his personal Facebook page but has created a separate profile to communicate with them — something that runs afoul of Facebook rules restricting users to a single profile. He used the page to get

the word out quickly about a summer internship on a cable-access show, and a student who learned about it from the Facebook post won it. “If I would have emailed him, if I had tried calling him, he never would have got it,” Roush said. Nkomo Morris, who teaches English and journalism at a high school in Brooklyn, said she has about 50 current and former students as Facebook friends. That could be a problem if the new rules instruct teachers not to friend students. In that event, “I’d send out a massive message, and I would unfriend them,” Morris said. In the meantime, Morris manages her privacy settings so neither current nor former students see her personal information but do see posts about current events. She also lets students know whether something on their Facebook pages raises a red flag, such as sexual content. “They’re not always as savvy as I am,” Morris said. “They haven’t really grasped the level of formality out in the real world.” Efforts like New York’s have been subject to legal wrangling and resistance from teachers and their advocates. Missouri legislators last year passed a law that barred teachers from using websites that allow “exclusive access” with students 18 years old or younger. Teachers complained that they would be banned from Facebook and Twitter. A judge granted an injunction, declaring that the law “would have a chilling effect” on freespeech rights. The legislature then repealed the restrictions and passed a new law directing school districts to develop their own policies. Some districts adopted a model policy by the Missouri School Boards Association, decreeing that staff members must use

district-approved devices when communicating electronically with students. The guidelines are intended to make it easier for supervisors to monitor teacher-student interactions. The Missouri State Teachers Association believes some of the local policies are too restrictive. Spokesman Todd Fuller said the association will support its members if they are disciplined under those new rules. “We’re prepared to deal with the first issue where a teacher’s rights are being infringed,” he said. In New York City, a United Federation of Teachers spokesman said the union would not comment without seeing the district’s new guidelines. Donna Lieberman, executive director of the New York Civil Liberties Union, said she hopes the new policy considers First Amendment rights as well as “the enormous potential for benefiting students’ education that is represented by technology.” Musical theater teacher Charles Willis was suspended in 2010 from Braden River High School in Florida for friending more than 100 students on Facebook and for allegedly posting sexually suggestive images and acronyms for profane words. He is now in a nonclassroom job at another school, said John Bowen, a school board attorney. The district still does not have a formal policy on social media use by teachers but is working on one, a district spokeswoman said. Willis’ lawyer did not return a call from The Associated Press, but in comments to the Bradenton Herald in March, he noted that students aren’t innocents. “For anyone who says that a teacher shouldn’t curse in front of students, I say they haven’t been on a football field or in the dugout in a baseball game,” he told the news-

paper. “If you could go incognito in those settings and somehow gather audio, you might be surprised at what is said.” Doctoral research at the University of Southern California found 41 districts nationwide that have approved social media policies. Under a policy approved by the school board in Muscogee County, Ga., in November, school employees are “strongly discouraged” from allowing students access to personal websites. Districts in Tampa, Fla., and Norton, Mass., also have wrestled with the issue. Nancy Willard, author of “Cyber Savvy: Embracing Digital Safety and Civility,” believes school districts should set up their own online environments and use tools like and, which have been designed for educational purposes. There is also Edmodo, a Facebook-like network for teachers and students. The problem with Facebook, she said, is that it was set up for socializing. “On Facebook, flirting is encouraged,” she said. “You are encouraged to post your relationship status and your relationship interests. That’s not appropriate for a relationship between teachers and students.” James Giordano, a guidance counselor at a Bronx high school, said that he makes a habit of waiting about four years after a student has graduated to friend one and that he’s glad the district is discussing the issue. “I hope that they distinguish between personal Facebook pages and pages that are professional,” he said. “It would be a shame if Facebook altogether was banned from use by educators, because it’s a valuable resource.”


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Local manufacturing company is accepting applications for: MAINTENANCE TECH B (2nd shift FT): Must understand the design, fabrication, and repair needs of the customer; Must have a minimum of 2 years of maintenance department job experience and must be proficient in basic electronics; performing machine repair; plumbing; sheet metal fabrication; rigging and machinery moving; carpentry; pneumatics and hydraulics; performing various welding techniques.

MAINTENANCE TECH A (1st shift FT): Must understand the design, fabrication, and repair needs of the customer; Must have journeyman's license and sufficient maintenance experience OR a minimum of 5 years of experience performing tasks typical of a licensed journeyman in the areas of electric, mechanical, pneumatic, hydraulic, welding, design of/building machines.

QUALITY TECH (1st shift FT): Will serve as a resource for quality-related issues for internal and external customers; will verify that quality provisions are met in relation to Industry Products processes and TS-16949 requirements; must be a self-motivated, team oriented person with critical thinking skills, ability to use various measuring equipment, computer programs and blue prints. Ideal candidate will have previous Quality experience in a manufacturing setting and advanced knowledge in MSA, Calibration, Metrology, and AIAG/ SPC programs.

QUALITY ENGINEER (1st shift FT): Will provide support to external and internal customers on existing products and processes. This position participates in process improvements and APQP activities. The ideal candidate will have experience with OEM in the auto industry. Also requires a self-motivated and team oriented person with advanced computer and math skills; ability to read and interpret blue prints, electronic data files and technical information; knowledge of APQP, PPAP, FMEA, and inspection sheets. Preferred qualifications include: Degree or applicable experience in a technical or manufacturing environment; CMM programming; TS16949 familiarity and how it relates to processes; and working knowledge of punch press, routers, and dies.

ADVANCED PURCHASING/MATERIAL SOURCING (1st shift FT) Will perform all functions of supplier identification and material sourcing/ purchasing and establish a solid working relationship with our material suppliers. Must have a minimum of an Associate's degree in Sourcing, Business, or a related area AND a minimum of 5 years of experience in a manufacturing setting. (Will consider ADDITIONAL years of experience in lieu of degree). The ideal candidate will also have strong skills in math, critical thinking, and problem solving; must be organized and self-motivated. Basic computer knowledge is required. Apply at IPC Human Resources M-F 7:00 AM - 4:30 PM, Or on our website:

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577 Miscellaneous PIQUA, 2 bedroom with garage. W/D hookup, $400 plus deposit. (937)417-7098

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CONOVER, AB Graham Center, 8025 US Rt. 36, Saturday, April 21 Only, 8am-Noon. Indoor garage sale, Ohio State items (separate vendor) home weight bench with weights, ten speed and exercise bike, small furniture, office desk, display case, jewelry, kitchen items and home decor, puzzles, books and much more! Items recently received! Fletcher Lions Pancakes, Sausage and Fried Mush Breakfast. Serving 7am-Noon. COVINGTON, 3627 North State Route 48, Friday 11-6, Saturday 8-5, ESTATE! Collector dolls, Avon, fishing, material, vcr movies, tools, arts & crafts, Phase 3 motors, antique furniture, guns, Elvis items, glider rocker, pictures, books, Lots of miscellaneous, Everything must go!

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555 Garage Sales/Yard Sales PIQUA, 1045 Eleanor Ave., Thursday, Friday, Saturday, 9am-5pm. Moving Sale, everything goes. 24hp VTwin riding mower, tool box, like new sofa, bar stools, lamps, pictures, fenton, home decor, ficus tree, many household items, dishes, cookware, sewing, purses, computer.

PIQUA, 1123 Madison, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, 10am-5pm. Mini refrigerator, toys, DVDs, household items, Indian pictures, racing bike, baby to adult clothes, WWE Shirts, outside toys, too much to mention! PIQUA, 1511 Amherst. Friday only! 9-?, Like new lift chair reasonably priced, girls bike, Little Tykes childrens desk, boys clothes 12-24 months, adult clothes, 18 quart roaster oven, high chair, toys, dishes, Sony cd player, wicker stand, lots of miscellaneous PIQUA, 319 Glenwood Ave., Thursday, Friday, 9am-4pm. Over 100 Boyds Bears retired, pellet stove complete, vintage wrestling figurines, OCC bicycle like new, chicken collection, lots of miscellaneous.

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PIQUA, 6110 West State Route 185, Friday, 8am-6pm & Saturday, 8am-3pm. Queen oak bed frame, boat trailer, fifth wheel camper, tiller/ garden equipment, indoor/ outdoor furniture, collectibles, cast iron banks, (Special Edition) Hot Wheels, tree stand & household treasures! You have got to see it to believe it!

PIQUA, 738 Young, Thursday, Friday, 9am-3pm. Miscellaneous items.

SIDNEY, 808 Taylor Drive, Thursday 9-1, Friday 9-3, Saturday 9-3, household items, Southwestern items, Wheaton bottles, Emmitt Kelly, Large collection of Cleveland Browns items!

TIPP CITY, 385 West Kessler-Cowlesville Road, Friday, April 20 & Saturday, April 21, 9am-6pm. Antique dishes, musical instruments, furniture, household, kitchen, bedroom, much more!

PIQUA, 1806 Wilshire Drive, Friday, 8am-Noon and Saturday, 8am-3pm. Clothing for kids, women, and men, household items, toys, etc.

UNION TOWNSHIP, 5385 West Kessler Cowlesville Road. Sunday and Monday, 8am-4pm. Clothes, jewelry, Lionel train set, saddles and horse items, pictures, truck camper, dishes, pottery, antique boxes and furniture, books, toys, fenton glass, candy dishes

TROY, 1514 Peters Road, Friday, 4/20 & Saturday, 4/21, 8am-2pm. Everything Must Go! Furniture, workout equipment and miscellaneous items.

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In Loving Memory We remember those who have passed away and are especially dear to us. On Monday, May 28, 2012 we will publish a special section devoted to those who are gone, but not forgotten. Verse Selections: 1.







9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15.

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555 Garage Sales/Yard Sales

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In our hearts your memory lingers, sweetly tender, fond and true. Name of Deceased:____________________ There is not a day, dear Mother/Father, that we do not think of you. Date of Birth:_________________________ Thank you for loving and sharing, Date of Passing:_______________________ for giving and for caring. God bless you and keep you, Number of verse selected :______________ until we meet again. Or write your own (20 words or less):______ Your life was a blessing, your memory a treasure. ____________________________________ You are loved beyond words ____________________________________ and missed beyond measure. Those we love we never lose, ____________________________________ for always they will be, Closing Message: (Example: Always in our loved remembered, treasured, always in our memory. hearts, Sue & Family):__________________ It broke our hearts to lose you, ____________________________________ but you did not go alone. For part of us went with you, Name of person submitting form:__________ the day God called you home. ____________________________________ My heart still aches in sadness, my silent tears still flow. Phone Number:________________________ For what it meant to lose you, Address:_____________________________ no one will ever know. Memory is a lovely lane, City, State and Zip Code:________________ where hearts are ever true. ____________________________________ A lane I so often travel down, because it leads to you. Visa, Mastercard, Discover, Am. Ex. Number: Oh how we wish he/she was here today, ____________________________________ to see all the blessings we have. Expiration Date:_______________________ Yet somehow you know that he/she is guiding us on our paths. Signature:____________________________ Tenderly we treasure the past with memories that will always last. Remembering you on this day, comforted by so many memories. In the hearts of those who loved you, you will always be there. If love could have saved you, you would have lived forever. . Loved always, sadly missed. To remember your loved one in this Forever remembered, forever missed. special way, submit a photo, this form Suffer little children to come unto me.

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September 19, 1917 thru March 7, 2006 The memory of you will always be in our hearts!

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Friday, April 20, 2012


577 Miscellaneous WALKER folds and adjusts, tub/shower benches, commode chair, toilet riser, grabbers, canes, Elvis items, collector dolls, doll chairs (937)339-4233

Service&Business DIRECTORY

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

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899 Wanted to Buy Get Cash for your junk car or truck. Free removal. Get the most for your junker call us (937)732-5424.

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2001 POLARIS, 250 Trailblazer, less than 10 hours on new top end rebuild, fun to ride, $1000 call Steve, (937)726-7998

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TOOLS for start-up shop. 13 hand power tools, numerous small hand tools, tool boxes, 8 drawer steel cabinet, levels, squares, sawhorses, ladders, shovels, maddox, axe, numerous sizes of screws, nails, bolts. Much, much more. One price $600. (937)448-0717

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

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

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

2002 HONDA 1800 GOLDWING Illusion blue, 31,000 miles, Has CB radio, intercom, cruise control, etc., too many extras to list, $11,000. Call Steve. (937)726-7998

2004 MALIBU LS V6 Very clean 90,000 miles $5900 Must sell (937)776-9270

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

SHERIFF’S SALE MIAMI COUNTY COMMON PLEAS Case No.: 11-889 GMAC Mortgage, LLC vs. Dale A. Birman, 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 23, 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: N44-059060 Also known as: 809 Lindsey Street, Piqua, Ohio 45356 A full legal description may be obtained in the Office of the Recorder of Miami County, Ohio. Appraised at Eighty One Thousand and 00/100 ($81,000.00) 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. Angela D. Kirk, Attorney 4/20, 4/27, 5/4-2012

2009 HARLEY DAVIDSON ULTRA CLASSIC Turquious & Antique White, security system, smooth rim, chrome spoked wheels, ABS brakes, below 4000 miles, Nice stereo, $18,000 Firm, Call Rod, (937)638-2383

SHERIFF’S SALE MIAMI COUNTY COMMON PLEAS Case No.: 11-367 Union Savings Bank vs. John J. Karpinski, 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 23, 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: N44-076937 Prior Deed Reference: Volume 7, Page 817 Also known as: 8940 North Troy Sidney 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 Fifty Nine Thousand and 00/100 ($159,000.00) 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. Maria Divita, Attorney 4/20, 4/27, 5/4-2012

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.: 11-855 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.: 11-805 Fort Worth Mortgage, a Division of Colonial Savings, F.A. vs. Christopher J. North, 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 23, 2012 at 10:00 o’clock in the a.m. the following described premises, to-wit: Situated in the Village of Fletcher, County of Miami, and State of Ohio Parcel Number: B05-002990 Also known as: 209 West First Street, Fletcher, Ohio 45326 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. Neil C. Sanders, Attorney 4/20, 4/27, 5/4-2012



SHERIFF’S SALE MIAMI COUNTY COMMON PLEAS Case No.: 12-055 Flagstar Bank, F.S.B. vs. Carol Killian, 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 23, 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: N44-031030 Also known as: 708 Young Street, Piqua, Ohio 45356 A full legal description may be obtained in the Office of the Recorder of Miami County, Ohio. Appraised at Forty Eight Thousand and 00/100 ($48,000.00) 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. Kriss D. Felty, Attorney 4/20, 4/27, 5/4-2012

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.: 11-261 CitiMortgage, Inc. vs. Joyce A. Clement, 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 23, 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: N44-009710 Also known as: 415 East Greene Street, Piqua, Ohio 45356 A full legal description may be obtained in the Office of the Recorder of Miami County, Ohio. Appraised at Thirty Six Thousand and 00/100 ($36,000.00) 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. Erin M. Laurito, Attorney 4/20, 4/27, 5/4-2012




SHERIFF’S SALE MIAMI COUNTY COMMON PLEAS Case No.: 12-102 Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. vs. Travis Voisard, 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 23, 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: N44-064870 Also known as: 1626 West Grant Street, Piqua, Ohio 45356 A full legal description may be obtained in the Office of the Recorder of Miami County, Ohio. Appraised at Eighty Four Thousand and 00/100 ($84,000.00) 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 4/20, 4/27, 5/4-2012

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.: 12-046 CitiMortgage, Inc. vs. Thomas E. Kindell, 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 23, 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: N44-053730 Also known as: 362 Ellerman Street, Piqua, Ohio 45356 A full legal description may be obtained in the Office of the Recorder of Miami County, Ohio. Appraised at Sixty Six Thousand and 00/100 ($66,000.00) 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 4/20, 4/27, 5/4-2012


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




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

Friday, April 20, 2012


Find it

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Friday, April 20, 2012



Four Turns

Tracks on Tap

ON TOP Greg Biffle has led the 1 BACK Sprint Cup Series point standings for

SPRINT CUP SERIES Race: STP 400 Track: Kansas Speedway Location: Kansas City, Kan. When: Saturday, April 14 TV: FOX (12:30 p.m. EST) Layout: 1.5-mile tri-oval Banking/Turns: 15 degrees Banking/Tri-Oval: 10.4 degrees Banking/Backstretch: 5 degrees 2011 Winners: Brad Keselowski and Jimmie Johnson Crew Chief’s Take: “The thing about Kansas that makes it a little different is the pavement, and how the surface has started to wear out, which is a good thing for us when we’re racing. Of course, they’re going to repave the place after this race, so we should enjoy it while we’ve got it. As with many of the circuit’s 1.5- and 2-mile ovals, bump stops on the shocks play an important role at Kansas. A team must find an optimal setting for the bump stops or the car will be negatively affected by being too low — which drags the splitter and affects handling — or too high — which gets air under the car and results in a lack of frontend downforce.”

five consecutive weeks in 2012. Prior to this stint at the top, Biffle had led the series standings for only one week — the week of June 26, 2005. That season, Biffle spent all but one week in the top 5 in the point standings (after a 25th in the Daytona 500) and finished second to Tony Stewart in the final standings. RECORD SETTER The Samsung Mo2 bile 500 set two Texas Motor Speedway records. The race had the fewest cautions (two) and was the fastest (average speed: 160.577) in the 23 Cup races held at TMS. In fact, the event had the fastest average speed of any race since the AMP Energy Juice 500 at Talladega Superspeedway in October 2010. MOVIN’ ON UP When Jimmie Johnson led 112 laps at Martinsville Speedway on April 1, he passed Tony Stewart for 12th on NASCAR’s all-time laps led list. Johnson has led a total of 12,471 laps in 370 career Cup starts. Stewart, in 471 starts, has been on point for 12,280 laps. Johnson is 116 laps shy of Mark Martin in 11th.


HANDSHAKE ISN’T ALWAYS 4 AENOUGH In an interview on “Wind Tunnel with Dave Despain,” Phoenix Racing team owner James Finch told Despain that his single-car team may have problems running the entire season with Kurt Busch behind the wheel. “There’s a question,” Finch said. “We’re off and running and trying. We’re talking to some people and going from there. We’re headed to Kansas this weekend and hopefully get in the top 10 there and then come back to Talladega and have a really good run.”

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

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

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

Carl Edwards Paul Menard Joey Logano Kyle Busch Brad Keselowski (1) Jeff Burton Jeff Gordon Juan Pablo Montoya AJ Allmendinger Mark Martin

POINTS BEHIND 273 — 254 -19 254 -19 253 -20 249 -24 242 -31 234 -39 233 -40 225 -48 219 -54


215 192 192 184 183 179 177 174 172 170

-58 -81 -81 -89 -90 -94 -96 -99 -101 -103

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

DRIVER (WINS) POINTS BEHIND Elliott Sadler (2) 247 — Ricky Stenhouse Jr. (2) 243 -4 Austin Dillon 227 -20 Sam Hornish Jr. 193 -54 Michael Annett 183 -64 Cole Whitt 182 -65 Trevor Bayne 180 -67 Taylor Malsam 163 -84 Justin Allgaier 163 -84 Mike Bliss 147 -100

Texas-Sized Win

Greg Biffle wins in Texas, retains lead in championship standings By MATT TALIAFERRO Athlon Sports Racing Editor

The NASCAR Sprint Cup point standings have always been more consistency-based than win-centric. This season alone, two-time race winner Tony Stewart found himself third in the standings behind winless drivers Greg Biffle and Dale Earnhardt Jr. Biffle and Earnhardt — both saddled with winless skids of 49 or more races — had employed the tried and true “top-10 ’em to death” method in 2012, each with four in six races. However, Biffle separated himself at Texas Motor Speedway on Saturday evening, scoring his first Cup Series victory since October 2010 in the Samsung Mobile 500. “It certainly doesn’t hurt,” Biffle said of whether a win validated his position atop the point standings. “To win like this and put a bunch of ground on the guys — all the cars behind us — that certainly makes a statement, I think, for all the people that were wondering if this was kind of a fluke that we were still leading the points this far in.” Biffle assumed the points lead following the third race of the season, which marked his third consecutive third-place finish. On Saturday, Biffle had to hold off a determined Jimmie Johnson, who now has only two wins in the last 50 races — a relative stat, yet one that opens eyes when it’s the five-time champion. Johnson led a race-high 156 laps, but was beat by Biffle’s slide job exiting Turn 4 with 31 laps to go. Johnson eventually skated up and into the wall while trying to catch Biffle’s No. 16 Ford, and limped to a second-place finish, 3.25-seconds behind the race winner. “The last two or three runs the 16 and I were pretty equal, run(ning) pretty similar lap times,” Johnson said. “I just got tangled up in some lapped traffic and (Biffle) made a great move and got by me. And then I was pacing him from there and didn’t have anything left to go get him. I tried and ran out of grip going into Turn 3 and drilled the fence.” Mark Martin, Jeff Gordon and

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Greg Biffle celebrates his win in the Samsung Mobile 500 at Texas Motor Speedway.

Matt Kenseth rounded out the top 5. The strong early-season performance of Michael Waltrip Racing’s three cars continued. Martin, who is splitting driving duties in the No. 55 Toyota with Brian Vickers, notched the team’s second top 5 and fourth top 10 this year. Martin Truex Jr. turned heads once again with a sixth-place showing, his fifth top 10 in the No. 56 NAPA Toyota. Truex sits fourth in the point standings. “The teamwork I’m feeling right now at MWR is second to none I’ve ever been at,” Martin said. “Martin Truex Jr., is really, really engaged, and he’s working hard to help the whole program. “We’re racing three cars to put two in the Chase for sure and win races and try to go toe-to-toe with the likes of Hendrick and Roush and those guys. That’s a tall order for right now. I’m very proud of the results we’re getting. It’s coming from a lot of good attitudes and hardworking people.”

I Kasey Kahne won the Good Sam Roadside

Assistance 200 at Rockingham Speedway on Sunday in NASCAR’s first trip back to the track it left in 2004. Kahne pulled triple duty last weekend, finishing seventh (Cup Series) and third (Nationwide) at Texas Motor Speedway. He then led the final 46 laps of the 200-lap Camping World Truck Series race at “The Rock” in his Turner Motorsports Chevy to notch the win. It was Kahne’s fourth career Truck Series win in five starts.

The other storylines of the evening were a lack of cautions throughout the 500-mile race. Only two yellow flags — both for debris on the track — marred an otherwise spotless event that lasted just over three hours. The strength of the Texas wind also grabbed the drivers’ attention. “The wind was a huge factor,” Biffle said. “The wind was blowing you all over the place. I was swatting flies all night long. The wind was blowing the car back and forth and over ... that could be a factor in why there was no accidents. You would think that would cause one. Well, it made it so you couldn’t really race side by side with a guy. “I wouldn’t run up on a guy coming off the corner like I normally would. I’d leave more room because I wasn’t sure when the wind was going to blow my car one way or another. I was cautious when I was around (other) cars, and I think probably everybody else was tonight.”

In the Cup Series’ final race at the track in the Sandhills of North Carolina eight years ago, Matt Kenseth edged Kahne in the Subway 400 by .01 seconds. I Turner Motorsports will make its Sprint Cup Series debut in July’s Coke Zero 400 at Daytona International Speedway. NASCAR veteran Bill Elliott will man the No. 50 Walmart Chevy. Longtime Turner Motorsports crew chief Trent Owens will sit atop the pit box.

Classic Moments Kansas Speedway It was 2001, and Jeff Gordon was rolling. Well on his way to a fourth Winston Cup title, Gordon and his No. 24 Hendrick Motorsports team led 53 laps in the inaugural race at Kansas Speedway in the Protection One 400. Gordon and Rusty Wallace, who led 117 laps, were in a dogfight for the lead with just under 50 laps to go, but a caution brought the field to pit road. On exit, Wallace was busted for speeding and sent to the end of the longest line for the restart. Ricky Rudd, in the No. 28 Havoline Ford, assumed the lead and led 14 laps until Gordon and Mark Martin got by him with 23 laps remaining just prior to a vicious wreck by Dale Jarrett that briefly knocked him unconscious. Gordon held on from there, beating Ryan Newman, in his sixth career start, by .413 seconds.

Athlon Fantasy Stall Looking at Checkers: Greg Biffle’s 8.3-place average finish at Kansas makes for a good back-to-back argument. Pretty Solid Pick: And judging by Kansas stats, Jimmie Johnson may once again finish second to Biffle. Good Sleeper Pick: Might Mark Martin give MWR its first win of the 2012 season? Runs on Seven Cylinders: Martin Truex Jr. has been a surprise thus far. However, he has zero top 10s in seven Kansas starts. Insider Tip: Biffle, Johnson, Jeff Gordon and Tony Stewart each have two wins here. ASP, Inc.

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

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

POINTS BEHIND 121 — 115 -6 114 -7 111 -10 101 -20 100 -21 94 -27 93 -28 90 -31 84 -37

1. Greg Biffle 2. Jimmie Johnson 3. Tony Stewart 4. Matt Kenseth 5. Dale Earnhardt Jr. 6. Martin Truex Jr.

Throttle Up/Throttle Down 7. Kevin Harvick

MARTIN TRUEX JR. On the strength of five top-10 runs — including four straight of eighth or better — Truex has climbed to fourth in the Sprint Cup point standings, his highest career Cup ranking. REGAN SMITH, JAMIE MCMURRAY AND KASEY KAHNE Mark Martin, who has participated in two fewer races than Smith, McMurray and Kahne, leads them all in the point standings. Compiled and written by Matt Taliaferro. Follow Matt on Twitter @MattTaliaferro or email at

8. Carl Edwards 9. Denny Hamlin 10. Jeff Gordon 11. Brad Keselowski 12. Mark Martin 13. Ryan Newman 14. Clint Bowyer 15. Kasey Kahne Just off the lead pack: Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Jeff Gordon

Cemented his status as the points leader with an impressive win in Texas. Biffle has yet to finish worse than 13th this season, and is looking forward to Kansas — one of his best tracks — this weekend. Joins Biffle and the two Juniors — Dale Earnhardt and Martin Truex — as the only drivers on the circuit with five top 10s in seven races. Kansas will most likely make six. How does Stewart — who won at the 1.5-mile Las Vegas Motor Speedway and the 2-mile Auto Club Speedway — tank to the tune of 24th at the 1.5-mile Texas Motor Speedway? As steady as they come, Kenseth moves into a tie for second with a certain Most Popular Driver after a fifth at TMS. Of course, Kenseth’s Daytona 500 win trumps Junior’s ... uh, zero wins. In 136 races. OK, so he hasn’t won in a long, long time. But Junior is averaging an 8.1-place finish, which is second best in the series. Still, it really is time to break that winless streak and move on. Truex has averaged a 26.3-place finish at Kansas with zero top 10s. If he brings it home eighth or better like he has in five of seven races so far this year, we’re all on board. Harvick’s only finish outside of the top 11 in any single race was a 19th at Martinsville. He’s been awfully quiet for running so well. Maybe Baby Otis has him thrown off his typical smack-talking ways. Edwards’ fifth- to 11th-place finishes are fine, but after seven races he still has not led a lap. Allow me to repeat that: Through seven races in 2012, Carl Edwards has not led a single, competitive lap. Hamlin’s 12th-place run at Texas is far from cringe-worthy, but he’s finished between 11th and 20th in all three big intermediate track races this year. That’s not going to work. A clean fourth in Texas. Is the rotten luck behind him? Mechanical issues beginning to plague Penske’s Dodge camp. Kes is good for a couple more wins, though. If he raced every week, Martin would rank in the top 5 on this list. When not finishing in the top 12, Newman finishes 21st. Seriously. It’s happened three times. Still working out some kinks, but all things considered, this new bunch is holding its own. See, when there are no cautions for wrecks, Kasey can drive his Chevy to a top-10 showing. Kyle Busch, Joey Logano, Jamie McMurray, Paul Menard, Juan Pablo Montoya

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FRIDAY, APRIL 20, 2012


Buccs bounce back

Booher gets hole-in-one Kent Booher had the first hole in one of his golfing career on Wednesday at Echo Hills. Booher, the father of Miami County Golf Champion Kyler Booher, aced the 125-yard seventh hole using his 9-iron. Witnessing the hole-inone was his father- in-law Tom Jenkins.

Tigers blanked by Greenville

Ladies to meet at Echo Hills The Tuesday Women’s Golf League at Echo Hills will hold their annual organizational meeting on Tuesday, April 24 at 6 p.m. in the Echo Hills clubhouse. All ladies that are interested in joining the league this year (present and new members) are encouraged to attend.

Swing for Relief set for June 4 Two well-known United Way agencies, the American Red Cross of the Northern Miami Valley and the Piqua Salvation Army are joining together along with title sponsor, Hartzell Propeller to present the seventh annual Swing for Relief Golf Classic. All proceeds from the event will provide funding to be utilized for local programs and services. The Swing for Relief Golf Classic is scheduled for June 4 at the Piqua Country Club. Lunch will begin at noon with a shotgun start at 1:00 p.m. Golfers will be eligible for individual and team awards as well as longest putt, longest drive and closest to pin. Dan Hemm Auto group will donate a car as a holein-one prize and Scott Family McDonalds will host the annual putting contest. The popular “19th Hole” featuring food, fun and fellowship to conclude the day’s event will once again be featured. A foursome can play for $600 and an individual for $150. The American Red Cross and the Salvation Army are also providing sponsorship/advertising opportunities for those businesses that are interested. For more information and registration, please call 332-1414, 4926151 or 773-7563 or visit



Holly Black hits a backhand return in a doubles match against Vandalia-Butler Thursday.

Piqua drops match Indians lose to Vandalia

WEST ALEXANDRIA — After back-to-back debacles against New Bremen and Tri-County North, Covington coach Mitch Hirsch had a heartto-heart with his baseball team in an attempt to ignite a fire in his kids. "We sat down and talked for about 20 minutes," Hirsch said. "I showed them their stats and read the article from our last game to them. We talked about playing with enthusiasm and passion, playing harder. I guess it worked." Indeed it did as Covington looked like a totally different baseball team in run-ruling Twin Valley South 13-0 in six innings. The Buccaneers received a big lift from the bottom of the order, which has struggled producing all season, as Kyler Deeter, Brock Smith and Austin Angle all drove in two runs each. Sheldon Rank and Justin Williams also had big nights at the plate, combining for four hits and three RBI. Angle threw his best game of the season, allowing just three hits in going the distance. He struck out five and walked just three batters. Covington plays Arcanum tonight.

Tigers drop game

The Piqua tennis team lost 5-0 to Vandalia-Butler Thursday in GWOC North action. In singles, Austin Hemm lost to David Scher 6-0, 6-0; Frank Patrizio lost to Justin Kopronica 60, 6-0; and Nick Brown lost to Kyle Teague 6-0, 60. In doubles, Brandon Bercot and Darrin Grove lost to Lauren Jackson and Ryan Helke 6-0, 6-0; and Holly Black and Luke Hanes lost to Alex Anderson and Gary Hess 6-1, 60. In exhibition singles, Dale Lavey lost 8-3, Joye Hisang lost 8-0 and Layne Patrizio lost 8-1. In exhibition doubles, Ben Beck and Mandy Leggett lost 8-0 and Joline Hisang and Jarod Haney Luke Hanes hits a backhand in a match with Vandalia-Butler Thursday. lost 8-0.

GREENVILLE — The Versailles baseball team had a tough night Thursday night, losing 8-0 to Greenville. Four errors and just three hits proved to be a bad combination for the Tigers. Lee Kindell, Ethan Bruns and Mitch Gigandet had hits for the Tigers. Lee Ruhenkamp, Jake Wenning and Kyle Niekamp combined on the pitching effort.

SOFTBALL Buccs get big win WEST ALEXANDRIA — Covington got a big win in CCC softball Thursday night, beating Twin Valley South ace Emily Frohmert 9-2 to remain unbeaten on the season. “We have another tough one tomorrow,” Covington See ROUNDUP/Page 15

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QUOTED "We know we're getting a really good player no matter what happens.” —Browns GM Tom Heckert on the fourth pick

ST. LOUIS (AP) — It was a day of firsts for several Cincinnati Reds hitters. And another day to forget for Adam Wainwright. Brandon Phillips homered for his first RBI of the season and Drew Stubbs homered for his first extrabase hit Thursday as the Reds backed soft-tossing Bronson Arroyo's eight innings and broke loose for a 63 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals that averted a three-game sweep. "It's been so long since we played a game like that," manager Dusty Baker said. "I'm just glad our offense got clicking." Ryan Ludwick also homered for the Reds, who had connected just once in their previous nine games

and began the day with a .211 batting average. The Reds picked on Wainwright (03), a 20-game winner in 2010 coming off reconstructive elbow surgery that sidelined him all of 2011. Wainwright is winless in his first three decisions for the first time in his career. He allowed multiple home runs in consecutive starts for just the second time ever. "His velocity is a little bit down," Ludwick said. "I feel like we were able to take advantage of it a little bit and in that scenario, you've got to. When he's on, when he gets back to 100 percent, he's one of those guys that sometimes you're lucky to get See REDS/Page 15

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Mark Berry congratulates Drew Stubbs on his homer.



Friday, April 20, 2012



Not much imagination in Browns schedule Cleveland slate has similar look The NFL does not use much imagination when setting the Browns’ schedule. For the 13th time in 14 years, the Browns will open the season at home. This time, they will host the Eagles at 1 p.m. on Sept. 9 at Cleveland Browns Stadium. For the third straight season and fourth time in five years, the Browns will the season conclude

against the Steelers. This year, the Browns’ regular season will end Dec. 30 in Pittsburgh. One week before facing Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, the Browns will have to deal with Peyton Manning in Denver. The schedule was announced at 7 p.m. Tuesday. Some scheduling dates leaked before then. Every team in the league has at least one prime-time game. The Browns, 14-34 in the last three seasons, have the

minimum. They play the Ravens in Baltimore on Thursday, Sept. 27. “Although we have known our opponents and where we are going to play since the end of last season, there is always a certain amount of anticipation as to how everything will fall into place,” Coach Pat Shurmur said in a statement released with the schedule. “I think that opening the year at home against the Eagles will be great for our players and our fans. It will be exciting to

play a team, an organization and a coach for whom I have a tremendous amount of respect. It will be a good test for our team. “Ending the year in two of the tougher venues in the NFL also will present a challenge. I am looking forward to kicking off the 2012 season.” There is no letup for the secondary, which could be leg-weary by the time the Browns hit their bye on Nov. 11. After facing Michael Vick and the Eagles in the

opener, the Browns will play the Bengals and their second-year quarterback, Andy Dalton, on Sept. 16 in Cincinnati. That will mark the third matchup of Browns cornerback Joe Haden vs. Bengals second-year receiver A.J. Green. The Browns will host the Bills on Sept. 23, then have a short week to prepare for the bright lights in Baltimore. Ten days after the Thursday night game in Baltimore, the Browns will play the Giants and

Eli Manning in New Jersey. A rematch with the Bengals at Cleveland Browns Stadium follows on Oct. 14, then it’s off to Indianapolis to face, presumably, rookie quarterback Andrew Luck on Oct. 21, followed by a home game against Philip Rivers and the Chargers on Oct. 28. The Browns will play the Ravens at home on Nov. 4 before finally getting a breather. Thirteen of their 16 games start at 1 p.m.

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Bengals Schedule Sept. 10 Sept. 16 Sept. 23 Sept. 30 Oct. 7 Oct. 14 Oct. 21 Oct. 28 Nov. 4 Nov. 11 Nov. 18 Nov. 25 Dec. 2 Dec. 9 Dec. 13 Dec. 23 Dec. 30


at Baltimore CLEVELAND at Washington at Jacksonville MIAMI at Cleveland PITTSBURGH BYE DENVER N.Y. GIANTS at Kansas City OAKLAND at San Diego DALLAS at Philadelphia at Pittsburgh BALTIMORE

Team has good idea who the pick will be BY JEFF SCHUDEL Willoughby Herald General Manager Tom Heckert met with the media Thursday for the last time before the draft and said the Browns have zeroed in on the player they want to take if they don't trade out of the No. 4 spot. Heckert, coy as they come, won't say who that player is, but indications are it will be running back Trent Richardson, cornerback Morris Claiborne or wide receiver Justin Blackmon. The Colts are committed to Andrew Luck with the first pick and the Redskins to Robert Griffin III with the second pick. Heckert isn't sure what the Vikings will do with the third choice. "I know who that 4 is going to be if we stay there, but we're all on the same page," Heckert said. "We know we're getting a really good player no matter what happens at 3. We know we're getting one of two guys, we just don't know who is going to go at 3. We're extremely happy and excited with whoever is going to be there at 4." Some reports have the Vikings taking USC tackle Matt Kalil with the third pick. Others have them taking Claiborne. Heckert said it isn't easy to be patient during the draft, but he said being patient and waiting until the second round to fill a hole at running back or wide receiver could be fruitful. When he was in Philadelphia, the Eagles took wide receiver DeSean Jackson in the second round in 2008 and running back LeSean McCoy in the second round in 2009. If the Browns do not trade any early picks, they will choose fourth and 22nd in the first round

next Thursday and when the draft resumes on April 27 use the 37th overall pick — the fifth pick in the second round. Heckert said having a healthy Montario Hardesty and Brandon Jackson at running back would not preclude him from taking Richardson. "I've said this a million times. This draft is not about the fourth pick, it's about the draft," Heckert said. "Montario, we do think he's going to be a lot better this year. We think Brandon Jackson is going to be good. “All that stuff plays into it, but you're talking about a really good player, so I wouldn't say it would affect who we take, but it's (having other running backs) there." ■ Some reports have Texas A&M quarterback Ryan Tannehill shooting up draft boards, but he is not soaring up on Heckert's board. "People talk about Ryan Tannehill flying up after his workout — that's just simply not true," Heckert said. "Most players where they're at now is the same as where they were after the season. "He had a good workout, but to be honest with you, I haven't seen a whole lot of people who have bad workouts. It's a workout. It's not games, so wherever somebody had him, that's probably where they still have him anyway. He's a good player." ■ On a conference call later Thursday, NFL Network analyst Mike Mayock said the Browns should take Richardson with the fourth pick and Oklahoma State quarterback Brandon Weeden with the 22nd or 37th pick. Heckert did not want to share his evaluation of Weeden on Thursday.

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Reds Boxscore

Sept. 9 Sept. 16 Sept. 23 Sept. 27 Oct. 7 Oct. 14 Oct. 21 Oct. 28 Nov. 4 Nov. 11 Nov. 18 Nov. 25 Dec. 2 Dec. 9 Dec. 16 Dec. 23 Dec. 30

REDS 6, CARDINALS 3 St. Louis ab r h bi ab r h bi Cozart ss 5 1 0 0 Furcal ss 4 1 2 0 Stubbs cf 5 1 3 1 Jay cf 3 1 1 0 Votto 1b 4 0 1 1 Komats cf 1 0 0 0 Phillips 2b 5 1 2 2 Hollidy lf 4 1 2 3 Bruce rf 4 1 2 0 Beltran rf 4 0 1 0 Ludwck lf 4 1 2 2 MCrpnt 1b 4 0 0 0 Heisey lf 0 0 0 0 T.Cruz c 4 0 0 0 Frazier 3b 4 0 0 0 Descals 3b 3 0 0 0 Rolen 3b 0 0 0 0 Greene 2b 3 0 0 0 Hanign c 4 1 1 0 Wnwrg p 1 0 0 0 Arroyo p 4 0 1 0 McCllln p 0 0 0 0 Marshll p 0 0 0 0 Roinsn ph 1 0 0 0 VMarte p 0 0 0 0 JRomr p 0 0 0 0 Freese ph 1 0 0 0 Salas p 0 0 0 0 Totals 39 6 12 6 Totals 33 3 6 3 000 310 101—6 Cincinnati St. Louis 000 003 000—3 E—Frazier (1). DP—Cincinnati 1. LOB—Cincinnati 7, St. Louis 3. 2B—Ludwick (3). HR—Stubbs (1), Phillips (1), Ludwick (2), Holliday (3). IP H R ER BB SO Cincinnati Arroyo W,1-0 8 5 3 3 0 5 Marshall S,2-2 1 1 0 0 0 3 St. Louis Wnwrght L,0-3 5 7 4 4 1 5 McClellan 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 V.Marte J.Romero 1 1 0 0 0 0 Salas 1 3 1 1 0 2 Umpires—Home, Brian Gorman; First, Larry Vanover; Second, Tony Randazzo; Third, Todd Tichenor. T—2:32. A—40,049 (43,975).

PHILADELPHIA at Cincinnati BUFFALO at Baltimore at N.Y. Giants CINCINNATI at Indianapolis SAN DIEGO BALTIMORE BYE at Dallas PITTSBURGH at Oakland KANSAS CITY WASHINGTON at Denver at Pittsburgh

Tom Heckert talks about the draft

Browns have zeroed in

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Baltimore (Matusz 0-2) at L.A. Angels (Williams 0-1), 10:05 p.m. Cleveland (Jimenez 1-0) at Oakland (Godfrey 0-2), 10:05 p.m. Chicago White Sox (Sale 1-1) at Seattle (Noesi 1-1), 10:10 p.m. Saturday's Games Texas at Detroit, 1:05 p.m. Chicago White Sox at Seattle, 4:05 p.m. N.Y. Yankees at Boston, 4:05 p.m. Minnesota at Tampa Bay, 7:10 p.m. Toronto at Kansas City, 7:10 p.m. Baltimore at L.A. Angels, 9:05 p.m. Cleveland at Oakland, 9:05 p.m. Sunday's Games Texas at Detroit, 1:05 p.m. Minnesota at Tampa Bay, 1:40 p.m. Toronto at Kansas City, 2:10 p.m. Baltimore at L.A. Angels, 3:35 p.m. Cleveland at Oakland, 4:05 p.m. Chicago White Sox at Seattle, 4:10 p.m. N.Y. Yankees at Boston, 7:05 p.m.

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

W 10 7 7 7 5

L 3 5 5 6 7

Pct .769 .583 .583 .538 .417

GB — 2½ 2½ 3 4½

W 9 6 5 5 4 3

L 4 7 7 8 8 10

Pct .692 .462 .417 .385 .333 .231

GB — 3 3½ 4 4½ 6

W L Pct GB Los Angeles 10 3 .769 — 7 5 .583 2½ Arizona Colorado 6 6 .500 3½ San Francisco 6 6 .500 3½ 3 10 .231 7 San Diego Wednesday's Games Atlanta 14, N.Y. Mets 6 Pittsburgh 2, Arizona 1 Washington 3, Houston 2 Miami 9, Chicago Cubs 1 Milwaukee 3, L.A. Dodgers 2, 10 innings St. Louis 11, Cincinnati 1 Colorado 8, San Diego 4 San Francisco 1, Philadelphia 0, 11 innings Thursday's Games Miami 5, Chicago Cubs 3 L.A. Dodgers 4, Milwaukee 3 Cincinnati 6, St. Louis 3 Houston at Washington Atlanta at Arizona Philadelphia at San Diego Friday's Games Cincinnati (Bailey 0-2) at Chicago Cubs (Volstad 0-1), 2:20 p.m. Miami (Zambrano 0-0) at Washington (Detwiler 1-0), 7:05 p.m. St. Louis (Lynn 2-0) at Pittsburgh (Morton 0-0), 7:05 p.m. San Francisco (Zito 1-0) at N.Y. Mets (Niese 2-0), 7:10 p.m. L.A. Dodgers (Lilly 1-0) at Houston (Happ 1-0), 8:05 p.m. Colorado (Chacin 0-1) at Milwaukee (Marcum 1-1), 8:10 p.m. Atlanta (Beachy 1-1) at Arizona (Cahill 1-0), 9:40 p.m. Philadelphia (Hamels 1-1) at San Diego (Volquez 0-1), 10:05 p.m. Saturday's Games Cincinnati at Chicago Cubs, 1:05 p.m. Miami at Washington, 1:05 p.m. San Francisco at N.Y. Mets, 1:10 p.m. L.A. Dodgers at Houston, 7:05 p.m. St. Louis at Pittsburgh, 7:05 p.m. Colorado at Milwaukee, 7:10 p.m. Atlanta at Arizona, 8:10 p.m. Philadelphia at San Diego, 8:35 p.m. Sunday's Games San Francisco at N.Y. Mets, 1:10 p.m. Miami at Washington, 1:35 p.m. St. Louis at Pittsburgh, 1:35 p.m. L.A. Dodgers at Houston, 2:05 p.m. Colorado at Milwaukee, 2:10 p.m. Cincinnati at Chicago Cubs, 2:20 p.m. Philadelphia at San Diego, 4:05 p.m. Atlanta at Arizona, 4:10 p.m. American League East Division Baltimore Toronto New York Tampa Bay Boston Central Division Detroit Chicago Cleveland Minnesota Kansas City West Division

W 8 6 6 6 4

L 5 5 6 6 8

Pct .615 .545 .500 .500 .333

GB — 1 1½ 1½ 3½

W 9 6 5 4 3

L 3 6 5 8 9

Pct .750 .500 .500 .333 .250

GB — 3 3 5 6

W L Pct GB Texas 10 2 .833 — Seattle 7 6 .538 3½ Oakland 6 7 .462 4½ Los Angeles 4 8 .333 6 Wednesday's Games Minnesota 6, N.Y. Yankees 5 Tampa Bay 12, Toronto 2 Texas 6, Boston 3 Chicago White Sox 8, Baltimore 1 Detroit 4, Kansas City 3 Oakland 6, L.A. Angels 0 Seattle 4, Cleveland 1 Thursday's Games Baltimore 5, Chicago White Sox 3 Minnesota at N.Y. Yankees Texas at Detroit Tampa Bay at Toronto Oakland at L.A. Angels Cleveland at Seattle Friday's Games N.Y.Yankees (Nova 2-0) at Boston (Buchholz 1-0), 3:15 p.m. Texas (M.Harrison 2-0) at Detroit (Porcello 1-0), 7:05 p.m. Minnesota (Hendriks 0-0) at Tampa Bay (Moore 0-1), 7:10 p.m. Toronto (Drabek 2-0) at Kansas City (Hochevar 1-1), 8:10 p.m.


MLB Leaders TODAY'S MAJOR LEAGUE LEADERS NATIONAL LEAGUE BATTING—DWright, New York, .500; Kemp, Los Angeles, .451; CYoung, Arizona, .410; McCutchen, Pittsburgh, .400; Freese, St. Louis, .375; Cuddyer, Colorado, .370; Furcal, St. Louis, .364. RUNS—Kemp, Los Angeles, 15; MEllis, Los Angeles, 13; Beltran, St. Louis, 12; Headley, San Diego, 11; Bonifacio, Miami, 10; YMolina, St. Louis, 10; Schafer, Houston, 10. RBI—Ethier, Los Angeles, 18; Kemp, Los Angeles, 18; Freese, St. Louis, 13; LaRoche, Washington, 13; CYoung, Arizona, 13; Headley, San Diego, 12; HRamirez, Miami, 12. HITS—Kemp, Los Angeles, 23; Furcal, St. Louis, 20; SCastro, Chicago, 18; Desmond, Washington, 18; McCutchen, Pittsburgh, 18; Bonifacio, Miami, 17; Cuddyer, Colorado, 17; Werth, Washington, 17; DWright, New York, 17. DOUBLES—Cuddyer, Colorado, 7; Furcal, St. Louis, 6; Tejada, New York, 6; BCrawford, San Francisco, 5; Ethier, Los Angeles, 5; Headley, San Diego, 5;YMolina, St. Louis, 5; GSanchez, Miami, 5; Sandoval, San Francisco, 5. TRIPLES—Pagan, San Francisco, 3; Bloomquist, Arizona, 2; MCarpenter, St. Louis, 2; Cozart, Cincinnati, 2; CGonzalez, Colorado, 2; Heyward, Atlanta, 2; Reyes, Miami, 2. HOME RUNS—Kemp, Los Angeles, 7; Beltran, St. Louis, 5; CYoung, Arizona, 5; Ethier, Los Angeles, 4; Hart, Milwaukee, 4; Headley, San Diego, 4; Infante, Miami, 4; HRamirez, Miami, 4. STOLEN BASES—Bonifacio, Miami, 9; DGordon, Los Angeles, 8; SCastro, Chicago, 7; Bourn, Atlanta, 6; Schafer, Houston, 6; Victorino, Philadelphia, 5; Heyward, Atlanta, 4; Reyes, Miami, 4. PITCHING—Halladay, Philadelphia, 3-0; 17 tied at 2. STRIKEOUTS—Harang, Los Angeles, 23; Dempster, Chicago, 23; GGonzalez, Washington, 21; Garza, Chicago, 21; MCain, San Francisco, 19; Strasburg, Washington, 19; Hamels, Philadelphia, 19; Greinke, Milwaukee, 19. SAVES—Guerra, Los Angeles, 6; Putz, Arizona, 4; Kimbrel, Atlanta, 4; Papelbon, Philadelphia, 3; HRodriguez, Washington, 3; FFrancisco, New York, 3; RBetancourt, Colorado, 3. AMERICAN LEAGUE BATTING—Hamilton, Texas, .440; Pierzynski, Chicago, .400; Jeter, New York, .389; Ortiz, Boston, .383; MYoung, Texas, .378; Butler, Kansas City, .375; Konerko, Chicago, .370. RUNS—Kinsler, Texas, 13; Hamilton, Texas, 12; De Aza, Chicago, 11; Granderson, New York, 11; AJackson, Detroit, 11; KJohnson, Toronto, 10; AdJones, Baltimore, 10; Ryan, Seattle, 10. RBI—Pierzynski, Chicago, 13; Swisher, New York, 13; Cespedes, Oakland, 12; Hamilton, Texas, 12; CPena, Tampa Bay, 12; Scott, Tampa Bay, 12; Napoli, Texas, 11. HITS—Hamilton, Texas, 22; Jeter, New York, 21; Butler, Kansas City, 18; Ortiz, Boston, 18; AdJones, Baltimore, 17; Konerko, Chicago, 17; MYoung, Texas, 17. DOUBLES—Ortiz, Boston, 7; Butler, Kansas City, 6; Cano, New York, 6; JhPeralta, Detroit, 6; ADunn, Chicago, 5; Konerko, Chicago, 5; Moustakas, Kansas City, 5; Sweeney, Boston, 5. TRIPLES—De Aza, Chicago, 2; 27 tied at 1. HOME RUNS—Hamilton, Texas, 5; AdJones, Baltimore, 5; Willingham, Minnesota, 5; 8 tied at 4. STOLEN BASES—MIzturis, Los Angeles, 3; AdJones, Baltimore, 3; 17 tied at 2. PITCHING—Colon, Oakland, 3-1; 17 tied at 2. STRIKEOUTS—Verlander, Detroit, 23; Weaver, Los Angeles, 23; Lewis, Texas, 22; Sabathia, New York, 22; Peavy, Chicago, 21; DHolland, Texas, 20; Colon, Oakland, 19; Vargas, Seattle, 19; FHernandez, Seattle, 19. SAVES—JiJohnson, Baltimore, 6; League, Seattle, 5; Rodney, Tampa Bay, 4; Capps, Minnesota, 3; HSantiago, Chicago, 3; Nathan, Texas, 3; Balfour, Oakland, 3; CPerez, Cleveland, 3; Valverde, Detroit, 3.


Texas Open Scores PGA-Texas Open Scores Thursday At TPC San Antonio, Oaks Course San Antonio Purse: $6,2 million Yardage: 7,435; Par: 72 (36-36) First Round a-denotes amateur Matt Every 32-31—63 Hunter Haas 33-33—66 Ben Curtis 32-35—67 Fredrik Jacobson 35-33—68 Cameron Beckman 34-34—68 Jason Gore 35-33—68 Troy Matteson 33-35—68 Derek Lamely 34-34—68 Rich Beem 34-35—69 David Mathis 37-32—69

Matt Kuchar Tommy Biershenk Harris English Kyle Reifers Bud Cauley Billy Mayfair Miguel Angel Carballo Vaughn Taylor Stuart Appleby Spencer Levin John Rollins Frank Lickliter II William McGirt Mark Anderson Kelly Kraft Billy Hurley III Marco Dawson Blake Adams Ryan Palmer Skip Kendall Kevin Streelman Garth Mulroy Martin Flores Patrick Reed Brendon de Jonge Neal Lancaster John Merrick Hank Kuehne Jerry Kelly Charley Hoffman Ryan Moore Lee Janzen Scott Dunlap Bob Estes Woody Austin Will MacKenzie Ted Potter, Jr. Brian Harman Russell Knox Zack Miller Charlie Wi Chris Stroud Greg Chalmers Patrick Sheehan Joe Ogilvie Harrison Frazar Cameron Tringale Tom Gillis Kevin Chappell Scott Langley Nick O'Hern Paul Stankowski Brandt Jobe Briny Baird Chad Campbell Graham DeLaet Brendan Steele Bill Lunde Brian Gay Nathan Green Seung-Yul Noh Kevin Kisner J.J. Killeen Diego Velasquez Kris Blanks Omar Uresti Heath Slocum Johnson Wagner K.J. Choi Stephen Ames Dicky Pride Mathew Goggin Sunghoon Kang Colt Knost Gary Christian Tim Herron Justin Leonard Ricky Barnes David Hearn Daniel Chopra J.J. Henry Steve Wheatcroft Daniel Summerhays Matt McQuillan Billy Horschel David Duval Troy Kelly a-Jordan Spieth Garrett Willis Gavin Coles Alexandre Rocha Will Claxton William Osborne Danny Lee Matt Bettencourt Arjun Atwal Marc Leishman Roberto Castro Scott Brown Stephen Gangluff Duffy Waldorf Scott Piercy Ted Purdy Craig Barlow Tim Petrovic Robert Damron Kyle Thompson Jason Kokrak Matt Jones Marc Turnesa Kevin Stadler J.B. Holmes Brett Wetterich Boo Weekley Shane Bertsch Richard H. Lee Edward Loar Josh Teater Shaun Micheel Joe Durant John Huh Chris DiMarco Steven Bowditch Bobby Gates Lonny Alexander Michael Putnam Steve Flesch Ryuji Imada Jimmy Walker Jonas Blixt Casey DeVoll Roland Thatcher Chris Riley Paul Norris Mark Hensby Brian Bateman Jamie Lovemark Tommy Gainey Kirk Triplett Robert Gamez Eric Axley Charlie Beljan John Mallinger Erik Compton Anthony Kim

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China Open Scores European Tour-China Open Scores Thursday At Binhai Lake Golf Club Tianjin, China Purse: $526,675 Yardage: 7,667; Par: 72 (a-amateur) First Round, Leading Scores Matthew Baldwin, England 32-33—65 Joost Luiten, Netherlands 34-32—66 Gary Boyd, England 33-33—66 Scott Strange, Australia 32-34—66 Jean Baptiste Gonnet, France 33-33—66 Fredrik Andersson Hed, Sweden 35-31—66 Jbe Kruger, South Africa 33-33—66 Damien McGrane, Ireland 33-34—67 Branden Grace, South Africa 33-34—67 Graeme Storm, England 33-34—67 Ignacio Garrido, Spain 34-33—67 Richie Ramsay, Scotland 34-33—67 Marcus Fraser, Australia 32-35—67 Richard Finch, England 35-32—67



Friday, April 20, 2012


Bowl battles weather Racing slated for Saturday


Zack Cozart throws to first to complete a double play Thursday afternoon.

Reds Continued from page 13 one run against." Though he said it was a "valid question" to ask whether the comeback had been a lot tougher than he had anticipated, Wainwright added, "I'm just in a funk." "You can say whatever you want to about surgery and all that," he said. "My arm feels fine, I'm just not throwing great." Wainwright allowed four runs in five innings, leaving him with a 9.88 ERA. He thought his fastball had more life and that his curveball also was improved, but "my cutter was brutal, and that's what both home runs were on." Phillips hit his first homer since Sept. 20 against the Astros, a span of 53 at-bats, and earned his first RBI in 40 at-bats. Stubbs was 3 for 5 and the homer was his first extrabase hit in 50 at-bats. Ludwick's two-run homer was the Reds' second in a span of three atbats in the fourth. Stubbs hit his first off Victor Marte in the seventh. Matt Holliday's threerun homer in the sixth was the only damage against Arroyo (1-0), who struck out five and walked none while scattering five hits. Arroyo threw just 90 pitches. "He doesn't throw any fastballs on fastball

counts," Holliday said. "He mixes it up, slow, slow and slower, and then he'll sneak his fastball in there. He had us off-balance." Joey Votto added an RBI single in the Reds ninth off Fernando Salas. Sean Marshall struck out the side after allowing a leadoff hit in the ninth for his second save in second chances. Cardinals center fielder Jon Jay left after the seventh with a sprained right shoulder after bumping into the wall trying to snare Stubbs' homer. Jay said X-rays showed no significant damage and said he was day to day. "I was about to make my jump and just miscalculated my steps," Jay said. "It's not too bad. Tomorrow is going to be a bigger day." Earlier Thursday, general manager John Mozeliak said first baseman Lance Berkman would be placed on the 15day disabled list with a left calf injury. The Cardinals plan on activating utilityman Skip Schumaker from the 15day disabled list from a pulled right side muscle sustained in spring training. "If you can't run, you can't play," Berkman said after the game. "It's not really that tough of a decision."

Phillips got his RBI with one out in the third, Jay Bruce followed with a single and Ludwick hit the next pitch beyond the visitor's bullpen. Arroyo allowed two hits the first five innings, but the Cardinals opened the sixth with three straight hits. Rafael Furcal and Jay singled before Holliday, who had been 3 for 26 on the homestand, hit his third homer to cut the deficit to 4-3. The NL Central-leading Cardinals are 9-4. A sweep over the Reds would have given the franchise its best start to the season since it was 13-3 in 1982, a World Series title year. NOTES: The Reds are 3-21-2 in 26 series in St. Louis since the start of 2003. ... RHP Homer Bailey (0-2, 5.40) starts for the Reds in the opener of a three-game series at Chicago on Friday. St. Louis' Lance Lynn (2-0, 1.50) makes his fifth career start at Pittsburgh. ... Wainwright previous allowed homers in consecutive starts May 5 and 10, 2009, surrendering two each against the Phillies at home and at Cincinnati. ... Marshall has seven strikeouts in 4 1-3 innings. ... Rafael Furcal had two hits for the Cardinals and is 6 for 10 the last two games.

DEGRAFF — It will the battle of two strong willed women Saturday night when track owner Linda Young takes on Mother Nature for the second straight week. Ma Nature won last week as rain forced Young to call off the nights racing. The majority of fans can't see Young coming up short two weeks in a row despite a somewhat shaky early forecast. The late models, modifieds, street stocks, tuners and compacts will be in action. It will also be Dayton Auto Racing Fan Club Night with all members of DARF admitted free to the grandstand area. Members must simply produce a paid up membership card to take advantage of the offer. The first special program of the season will take place on May 5 with the running of the Bill Lewis Memorial. Lewis, a Dayton race car building legend fielded cars for four decades with a who's who of local top notch drivers taking his cars to victory lane. The winner of the 40 lapper will take home $1,200, with second spot getting $800. Third through fifth will take home $600, $400 and $350. Drivers taking the green will get at least $125. Pit gates will open at 3 p.m., with grandstand seating opening at 4. Racing will start at 7.

Every goes low in Texas Cards 63 for first-round lead SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Matt Every shot a courserecord 9-under 63 on Thursday to take a threestroke lead over Hunter Haas after the first round of the Texas Open. Every, who has never finished higher than third on the PGA Tour, had nine birdies in a bogey-free round. It was a career best on the notoriously unforgiving TPC San Antonio course. Ben Curtis opened with a 67, and Fredrik Jacobson, Cameron Beckman, Jason Gore, Troy Matteson and Derek Lamely shot 68.


Covington’s Cassidy Cain slides into third base.

Roundup Continued from page 13 coach Dean Denlinger said referring to tonight’s game at Arcanum. “We never seem to play well over there. We need to get that monkey off our back.” Casey Yingst pitched a three-hitter, striking out eight. She helped herself with two hits, including a double, and four stolen bases. Heidi Snipes had two hits, including a triple; while Jessie Shilt and Cassidy Cain also had two hits. Covington, 14-0 overall and 5-0 in the CCC, also had nine stolen bases in the game.

Lady Roaders win BRADFORD — The Bradford softball team defeated Ansonia 7-3 in Cross County Conference action Thursday. Haley Patty pitched a four-hitter, striking out six and walking two. Courtney Miller had a triple, while Alisha Patty drove in two runs. Brooke Dunlevy was 2for-3 with two RBIs, Haley Patty was 2-for-3 with one RBI and Katie Miller was 2-for-2. Bradford, 11-4 overall and 4-2 in the CCC, will host Bethel today.

Raiders edge Cats RUSSIA — Russia remained with just one loss in County play after eding Houston 3-2 in league softball action Thursday. The Lady Raiders are now 9-6 overall and 5-1 in the SCL. Russia got one in the first and two in the second. Houston came back with runs in the fifth and


seventh. Kately Herron allowed nine hits but struck out 14 for Russia. She also led in hitting with a single and double. Emily Fairchild had a double and Alexa Counts scored twice. For Houston, Nikki Holthaus doubled and tripled and Ashley Wilson and Sonya Peltier both doubled.

JH TRACK Buccs sweep tri COVINGTON — The Covington junior high boys and girls track and field teams swept a trimeet with Bradford and New Knoxville. Boys team scores were Covington 96.5, New Knoxville 33, Bradford 19.5 Ian Fries swept the shot put and discus Covington, while Shane Straw won the long jump and 200. Also winning for Covington were Logan Fields, high jump; Brandon Magee, 100; Levi Winn, 400; Branden Robinson, pole vault; the 400 relay; the 800 relay; and the 1,600 relay. Girls team scores were Covington 107, Bradford 18, New Knoxville 17. Maria Mohler tied a school record in the pole vault (7-6) and also won the shot put. Carly Shell swept the 800 and 1,600; while Alli Angle won the high jump and 200. Also winning were Kelsey McReynolds, discus; Natalie Snyder, long jump; Savannah Schaurer, 100; the 400 relay, the 800 relay and the 1,600 relay.

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Paul Sherry’s Big Knock Down Sale is Back for 1 DAY ONLY!! Area auto buyers will save thousands on Cars, trucks, SUVs, Vans and RVs. Some will drive away with a $99* car. On Saturday, April 21st, Paul Sherry Chrysler will knock down prices on every used vehicle with some vehicles being knocked down to $99! Hundreds of people are expected to attend the large vehicle sale going on at Paul Sherry Chrysler this weekend. Over three million dollars in inventory will be available. The dealership has set low prices starting at $99* and payments as low as ninety nine dollars a month* in an attempt to clear the lot. Over 150 new and used vehicles are on the lot, and Sherry Chrysler is attempting to sell them all.

There will be an enormous selection of vehicles on hand including the $99* cars. At approximately 8 a.m. Saturday, April 21st, The Big Sale Begins! Channel 7 will be broadcasting live from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. and during that time we will knock down prices on approximately 28 vehiIn order to accomplish their task, the dealership cles then at 10:30 a.m., The Sale Continues! has lined up extra staff to handle the anticipated We will then begin knocking down prices on abundance of people. They have also arranged for the remainder of Paul Sherry’s 3 million dollar more financing experts in order to get as many inventory. Whoever is sitting behind the wheel people as possible approved and into one of their of the vehicle when the price is knocked down automobiles or RVs. The experts are also available will be given the first opportunity to purchase to assist with financing, so people can get low rates the vehicle at that price. and lower payments.

THIS WILL BE A 1 DAY EVENT! SATURDAY, APRIL 21ST ~ 8:00 A.M. *Vehicles example: STK#26431AT ‘02 Chevy Astro. Based on $0 down and $99 a month @ 7.99% for 66 months, plus tax, title and license fee. With approved credit.

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