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BY NATALIE KNOTH Ohio Community Media nknoth@tdnpublishing.com TROY — A joint water system study involving Piqua and Troy by Cincinnati-based RA Consultants has been completed. The report was discussed by Troy City Council Wednesday night. Piqua faces an Environmental Protection Agency mandate to replace its aging water treatment system. Piqua officials previously rejected partnering on a water system but the two cities agreed last September to conduct a study to research the financial outcome of creating a joint water treatment and supply utility operation. Piqua would be respon-

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sible for 50 percent of the infrastructure investment, which is estimated at $15 million to $17 million to connect the two cities, as well as an initial 50 percent payment to Troy of $15 million. The estimated costs are significantly less for Piqua than purchasing a new water plant. Troy Council President Martha Baker asked if financial gains for Troy could be diverted to the general fund rather than stay in the water fund. Troy Service and Safety Director Patrick Titterington said he supports keeping it within the water fund because it provides “rate stabilization.” Under the proposed governance structure, a new water authority board would be established, consisting of seven members, three from Troy and three from Piqua, See Water/Page 2

Troy woman keeps walking for a cure

This week’s USA Weekend features tips from health experts on how to get in shape for summer. ANTHONY WEBER/OHIO COMMUNITY MEDIA PHOTO Also look for simple stress relievers and a Nancy Mulder places a flower at the Police Memorial in honor of her late husstory on “Smash” star An- band, Piqua Police Patrolman Jan Mulder II, who was shot and killed Aug. 11, 1970, during a ceremony Wednesday at Courthouse Plaza in Troy. jelica Huston. BY MELANIE YINGST Of those 16 years, Deeter said her work with Ohio Community Media Relay for Life began Moments myingst@tdnpublishing.com shortly after her father, in Time MIAMI COUNTY — Dale Grove, was diagFor every step, for every nosed with lymphoma and The new W.P. Orr Lindollar raised, it’s one eventually succumbed to seed Oil Co. plant was minute closer to the cure the disease eight years completed in the summer for one Relay For Life of 1888. ago. Courtesy of the Piqua Public Library “I do it for my BY WILL E SANDERS That crowd also con- of-duty death in Miami team member. Stephany dad,” she said. County in the last quarsisted of the family memStaff Writer Lottery Deeter, co-chair “He was a ter-century, said Piqua pobers of the fallen officers wsanders@dailycall.com of the First farmer and who gathered for the lice Deputy Chief Marty CLEVELAND (AP) — through the TROY — With a 21-gun touching and emotional Grove, president of FOP United Church of Christ’s Relay Here are Wednesday’s salute, the haunting tone years, after he ceremony, which marks Lodge 58. for Life team, has winning lottery numbers: of bagpipers performing was diagnosed, “But it can happen, and more Night Drawings: he just kept on “Amazing Grace” and a the 25th anniversary of has happened, in Miami dedicated working through the lone trumpeter solemnly the last line of duty death County,” Grove told the than 16 years to the ■ Classic Lotto 04-11-15-18-43-48 playing Taps, a crowd of in Miami County. audience. “It can happen event which raises money treatments, the doctor apLaw enforcement more than 200 gathered ■ Rolling Cash 5 here, and it probably will to defeat cancer — the dis- pointments and all that deaths happen every 53 on the courthouse plaza 05-20-30-33-36 again. Let’s hope that we ease which took her fa- stuff that cancer does. ther’s life, a high school Eventually the remission hours, but thankfully Wednesday for Police Me■ Pick 3 Numbers morial Day. there has not been a line- See Fallen lawmen/Page 8 friend’s life and other 1-6-0 See Troy woman/Page 2 loved ones over the years. ■ Pick 4 Numbers 9-7-0-4 Day Drawings: ■ Midday 3 0-0-8 ■ Midday 4 8-4-7-3 For Powerball numbers visit www.ohiolottery.com. PIQUA — The Piqua Lions Club will host a free Children’s Index Health Fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Classified....................10-13 Saturday at the Upper Valley CaComics...............................9 reer Center’s Stickley Dining Entertainment ..................5 Commons. The fair is for children Horoscope .......................9 age birth to 12 years old. Area organizations participatLocal.............................3, 8 Nation...............................8 ing include Identi-a-Kid Western Obituaries ...........................2 & Southern Insurance, Lions Club Opinion ..............................4 eye screening for ages 3-5, AAA, Religion ........................6 Piqua Police Department, Piqua School ..........................7 Public Library, Piqua Fire DeSports ....................14-16 partment, YMCA, UVMC, Miami Weather ............................3 County Dental Clinic, Harmony Systems and Service, and reprePROVIDED PHOTO sentatives from Kids Learning Bradford High School has announced the 2012 prom court, which includes, from left to right, Place/Head Start programs. Brittney Allison, Johnathon Barbee, Emily Magoto, Andrew Stewart, Cameron Harmon, Krista For more information, call Floyd, Travis Knightstep, Holly Gantt, Michael Fletcher, Madison Dunlevy, Alan Yount and CourtDiana at 214-1041 or Don at 214ney Miller. The theme of the prom, which will be held Saturday night, is “Arctic Paradise.” 6 2 5301. 7 4 8 2 5 8 2 1 0 1

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Texting ban clears panel COLUMBUS (AP) — Ohio teens could not use their cellphones, iPads or other electronic devices while driving unless there’s an emergency under a bill the state Senate is expected to vote today. A Senate transportation committee on Wednesday added the restrictions on teens in a series of changes they made to the measure that also included loosening a proposed statewide texting ban on adult drivers. The legislation cleared the panel on a 6-3 vote, with two Democrats and one Republican voting against it. State Sen. Capri Cafaro, D-Hubbard, said she opposed the bill because she was concerned that it would open the door to future infringements on personal freedom. “What’s next?” she said. “We can’t put on our lipstick? We can’t eat french fries? We can’t change the radio? We can’t talk to the person next to us?” Texting while driving is already prohibited in 37 states, according to the Governors Highway Safety Association. An additional six states prohibit text messaging by new drivers. Other states also ban novice drivers from

using cellphones. Ohio’s bill would make texting behind the wheel a minor misdemeanor, with possible fines of $150. The measure wouldn’t trump city ordinances on texting or cellphone use that might be tougher. Revisions agreed to by the state Senate committee on Wednesday would make texting with handheld devices a secondary offense for adults. That means drivers could be ticketed for typing emails or instant messages only if they were pulled over for another offense, such as running a red light. That’s a weaker statewide texting ban than the version that the House overwhelmingly passed in June. The House-passed bill had made texting a primary offense, but it didn’t include the crackdown on teen drivers. The switch to the secondary offense comes amid concerns in the Senate about how the law would be enforced by authorities. Senators have been wrangling with questions over enforcement since the bill stalled last fall. State Sen. Tom Patton, the committee’s chairman, acknowledged there would be enforcement challenges.

Water Continued from page 1 with a seventh member not vested in either city. The board would have control over the water treatment plant and wellfields only. The treatment rate for each city would be the same. Baker asked if the board could consist of nine members instead of seven, to allow for one member from each council to participate. Titterington said the water authority board is intended to be less political. “This is a policy board. Council has the ultimate control of rates,” he said. In response to a question from councilman Bobby Phillips, county engineer Deborah Swan said she didn’t anticipate eminent domain being an issue in fulfilling the requirements for the joint venture. Titterington said the joint venture makes the most sense financially as well as logistically. “The beauty of the joint venture … is that this gives us the most flexible

governance,” he said. This option will also result in no layoffs, and therefore the board may be overstaffed initially. But water treatment plant superintendent Tim Ray said almost half of the staff is eligible to retire, and the same is true of Piqua. Titterington acknowledged that many issues regarding staff and governance still need to be ironed out. “I apologize if it seems we’re dancing on the details,” he said. Titterington did note that Troy would not be subsidizing Piqua’s fluoridation. The next step is transmitting questions and issues to RA Consultants, LLC. Baker encouraged council members to attend the upcoming joint discussion between the Troy and Piqua commissioners. Mayor Mike Beamish closed the meeting by stating that a difficult decision lies ahead, but he’s hoping for a “win-win” situation between Troy and Piqua.

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Elenora Crawford Baker INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — Elenora Crawford Baker died at Beech Grove Meado w s nursi n g home in Indianapolis, Ind. BAKER at 9:15 p.m. Monday, April 30, 2012. Born in Taylor Creek, Elenora was the child of Ernest and Maude Esther Crawford. As an adult she moved to Piqua where she remained until her late years. She was the wife of

Robert F. Baker and mother of Barbara Kay Phillips Drake. Elenora was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers; seven sisters; her husband; and her daughter. She is survived by her grandchildren, Christopher and Candace and their spouses, and four great-grandchildren. The viewing will be held from 10-11 a.m. Saturday, with the funeral to follow at 11 a.m. at the Jamieson and Yannucci Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Forest Hill Cemetery. Condolences to the family also may be expressed through jamiesonandyannucci.com.

Edward S. Lendenski WEST MILTON — Edward S. Lendenski, 80, of West Milton, passed away Tuesd a y , May 1, 2012, at Hospice of Dayton surrounded by his loving family. LENDENSKI H e was born April 7, 1932, in Natrona, Pa. He was preceded in death by his parents, John J. and Irene (Achkio) brothers, Lendenski; Joseph and John Lendenski; sisters, Irene Pszczolkowski, Margaret Derewicz and Mary Lou Lendenski. Ed is survived by his beloved wife of 50 years, Beatrice Carolyn (Oliver) Lendenski, son and daughter-in-law, Eddie and Chris Lendenski of Loveland; daughters and son-in-law, Julie and Mark Newman of West Milton, Carol Ann Patton and Gary Hampton of Englewood; grandchildren, Marcus Patton, Aimee Newman Geise, Sam and Carly Newman, Mitchell and Johnny Lendenski; and great-grandchild, Ava Marie Geise; special brother-in-law and sisterin-law, Hick and Sandy Oliver and numerous nieces and nephews. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean war, received a master’s degree in school administration from Marshall University, taught and coached at Paint Valley High School, Logan High School, Milton-Union (1963-68) and served as principal of Milton-Union High School from 1968-91. He also coached football at Marshall University, was inducted into the Milton-Union Hall of Fame in

2012, and MiltonUnion Wall of Fame. He was founder of “Senior Citizens Day” at The MiltonUnion Schools. He was a member of Transfiguration Catholic Church, member of American Legion Post 487, past president of West Milton Rotary, and former member of Ohio High School Association, Athletic Southwest Athletic School Board and Ohio High School Athletic Board of Control. He enjoyed fishing, golfing, reading, coaching and spending time with his grandchildren, family and friends. Ed will be remembered as a man of great-sensitivity and compassion, a man whose life family, faith, and flag have always played a significant part in his life. The community and all the lives he has touched has lost a great friend. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Monday, at the Transfiguration Catholic Church, 972 S. Miami St., West Milton with the Rev. Fr. John MacQuarrie and Father Charles Caserta officiating, burial with Military Honors to follow at Riverside Cemetery, West Milton. Following the burial, a celebration time will take place at Overlook Park, 444 N. Miami St., West Milton. Friends may call from 5-9 p.m. Sunday at HaleSarver Family Funeral Home, 284 N. Miami St., West Milton. If so desired, contributions may be made to Ed Lendenski Rotary Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 34, West Milton, OH 45383 or Hospice of Dayton, 324 Wilmington Ave., Dayton, OH 45420.

Troy woman Continued from page 1 times kept getting shorter and shorter.” Deeter said she also supports the Relay for Life cause for her mother, Phyllis Grove, who is a cancer survivor of more than 24 years. “It’s one of the diseases that doesn’t care who you are,” Deeter said. “Every time I hear on the news that they’ve found a new step to beat cancer, my heart bursts for joy.” With the help of Relay for Life fundraisers around the country, it’s the hope of the day when a cure will be found which keeps Deeter’s spirits high. “We are at our booth the whole time, all through the night, because cancer doesn’t take a break so we won’t either,” Deeter said. Deeter said this weekend’s all-night event is worth every dollar raised to beat the disease that took her father, her friend

Church booth keeps walkers well fed TROY — The First United Church of Christ booth includes popular sloppy joes, sandwiches, candy and other snacks to fuel the fight against cancer for walkers. With warm weather projected, Troy’s First United Church of Christ’s Relay for Life co-chair Stephany Deeter also said she hopes the sale of the church’s popular virgin strawberry daiquiris will cool off participants as they walk to remember and raise funds for the American Cancer Society. The church also sponsors a “Smash Out Cancer” car. “People can take out their frustrations with cancer with a swing of a sledgehammer for $1,” Deeter said. “It’s and to honor her mother that has kept the disease at bay for more than 24 years. “The more money we can raise, the closer to we get to the cure,” Deeter said. Deeter also has a wonderful time making cheesecakes for the relay’s

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a very popular stop during the Relay.” The team also will be having several hairdressers on Saturday evening to provide $5 hair cut specials during the Relay. Also, anyone interested in donating their hair for “Locks of Love” may do so at the First United Church of Christ booth. All proceeds from the haircuts will benefit the church’s team and the hair donated will go to an organization that makes wigs for those who have lost their hair due to disease. Deeter also said the Relay for Life team of nine from the church are planning a chili supper and craft show for the fall to help raise funds for the cause all year-round.

auction and has developed quite a following. “This year I’m going to do something a little different and make them tiedye cheesecakes,” she said. “People ask me if I’m bringing them to the Relay and when I say ‘yes,’ they say they’ll be there to bid and that makes me

happy to do it.” Along with the support of her Relay for Life team, Deeter, a resident of Troy, also said she has the support of her husband Roger and her daughters, Christina and Jessica, throughout the years of work with the organization.

Michael L. Mertz PIQUA — Michael L. Mertz, 65, of Piqua, died at 1 : 5 3 a . m . Wednesd a y , May 2, 2012 at Koester Pavilion, Troy. Michael was a l s o MERTZ known to his friends as BoomBoom, Candy Man and Wolfman. He was born Dec. 5, 1946, in Piqua to the late Robert G. and Maxine (Baugher) Mertz. On Oct. 8, 1983, in Piqua, he married Belinda Smith. She survives. Michael is survived by two sisters and brothersin-law, Patty and Lee Helman and Kathy and Larry Goodman, all of Troy; one brother and sister-in-law, Robert E. and Stephanie Mertz of Troy; one brother-in-law, Lester Smith of Piqua; one sisterin-law and brother-in-law, Lois and John Danzeisen of Covington; nieces, Tabitha and Lisa, who he treated like his own daughters: and several other nieces and nephews. Michael graduated

from Troy High School in 1967. He loved to watch the cooking channel. Michael spent many hours “experimenting” with the recipes he saw and testing them out on his family and friends. He loved to play Playstation 3, watch old western movies and cars. Michael worked for Hobart Foundry, Troy and Champion Foundry, Piqua. Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday, at Melcher-Sowers Funeral Home, Piqua, with Pastor Jeff Rollison officiating. Burial will follow in Miami Memorial Park, Covington. Friends may call from 11 a.m. to 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 or Kidney Foundation, 2800 Exchange Corporate Drive, Suite 260, Columbus, OH43231-8617. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.melcher-sowers.com. The family would like to thank Hospice of Miami County, Koester Pavilion, Dr. Ali and all their staffs for their care and compassion for Michael.

John Carr Smith BRADFORD — John Carr Smith, 87, of Bradford, passed away Wednesday, May 2, 2012, at Koester Pavilion, Troy. He was born Jan. 8, 1925, in Bladen, to Evertt and Velva (Waugh) Smith. John served in the U.S. Army in Germany during World War II, where he was decorated with a Bronze Battle Star and Purple Heart. He retired from Hobart Brothers as a welder after more than 20 years of service. He also owned and operated Smitty’s Transmission in Painters Creek and drove a gas truck for CITGO in Troy. He was a member of the Union Baptist Church and enjoyed fishing at Lake Loramie and Grand Lake St. Marys. John is survived by his loving wife, Betty (Carr) Smith; daughters and sonin-law, Sharon and Gene Aspery of Delaware, Ohio and Karen Anderson of Troy; son and daughter-inlaw, Stephen and Rosalin “Missy” Smith of Troy; grandchildren, Kelly and Barry Ackley of Dublin, Ohio, Kari and Jeff Smith

f o Delaware, O h i o , Zachary Smith of Ft. Mitchell, Ky., Jennifer Smith of Nashville, Tenn.; six great grandchildren; sisters and brother-in-law, Mildred Beckstead of Piqua and Mary and Richard Poling of Troy; and brother and sister-inlaw, Willard and Patricia Smith of Pleasant Hill. He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Arbutus Reser; and brother, Gene Smith. Funeral services will be held 12 p.m. Friday at Jackson-Sarver Funeral Home, 1 S. Main St., Pleasant Hill. Pastor Dale Adkins will officiate with interment following at Miami Memorial Park, Covington. The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. If so desired, memorial contributions may be made to Heartland Hospice. Online memories may be left for the family at www.jackson-sarver.com.

Death notices BOTKINS — Blase S. Oleyar, 54, of Botkins, passed away at 11:57 a.m. Tuesday, May 1, 2012, in the emergency room at Wilson Memorial Hospital in Sidney. In keeping with Mr. Oleyar’s wishes, his body will be cremated. There will be a memorial service held at a later date at the convenience of the family. There will be no visitation prior to the services. All arrangements are in the care of Cromes Funeral Home, Sidney. ANNA — Dalton Jay “DJ” Messersmith, 74, of Anna passed away at 3:41 p.m. Tuesday, May 1, 2012. Funeral services will be held Monday at Solid Rock Pentecostal Church of God, with Pastor Charles Jarrett and Pastor Anthony Krummrey officiating. Burial will be at Pearl Cemetery in Swanders. Cromes Funeral Home, Sidney, is in charge of arrangements.

Church sets scholarship music night CASSTOWN — The Lostcreek United Church Dorothy Kirk Scholarship Music Night will begin at 7 p.m. Sunday, May 20, at the church, 7007 E. Troy-Urbana Road, Casstown. Berachah Valley, a bluegrass music group, will perform. The church is handicapped accessible.

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Warm weather to continue It will feel like summer for the next couple of days. Highs will climb into the 80s. Rain chances will be low today, but rise once again for Friday afternoon. Temperatures will cool a tad over the weekend, with highs in the mid to upper 70s. High: 86 Low: 64.

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Covington High School crowned its 2012 Prom King and Queen this past Saturday. Chosen as royalty were King Darren Clark and Queen Hannah Pond.

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Lillian Pierron Age: 2 Birthdate: April 28, 2010 Parents: Dan and Wendy Pierron of Piqua Sibling: Emma Pierron Grandparents: Marvin and Jane Pierron of Versailles and Joe and Julie Green of Piqua Lillian Pierron

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The Piqua Chamber of Commerce recently honored the Top 100 students from Piqua High School and Piqua students who attend Upper Valley Career Center and Lehman Catholic High School in Sidney. Pictured above are seniors who have received the honor as a Top 100 all four years of their high school career. Front row, left to right, Sarah Davidson, Emily Pax, Paxton Hatcher, Kerrie Josefovsky, Kaele Snapp. Back row, left to right, Jared Nill, Frank Patrizio Sam Roth.

PIQUA — On April 25, the Piqua Area Chamber of Commerce hosted the 48th annual Top 100 scholastic award banquet. Piqua students being honored were from Lehman, Upper Valley Career Center and Piqua High School. Keynote speaker that evening was Rick Muzzy, of Muzzy Broadcasting and owner of Piqua’s WPTW radio station. Welcome comments were made by Kathy Sherman, president of the Piqua Chamber followed by the invocation given by Larry Butt, director of Young Life of Miami/Shelby Counties. Sherman also introduced Dan French of French Oil Mill Machinery Company, the lead sponsor of the event. French spoke a few words to the audience as a testimony that Piqua’s High Schools offer a solid foundation for future success. Muzzy shared his story and encouraged students to always believe in themselves, always tell the truth, never burn bridges and

dreams can come true. Muzzy’s career in broadcasting began in Piqua at WPTW. He developed a dream to one day own his own broadcasting company. His life’s journey took him to various places around the United States working in both radio and television. In 1988, he purchased his first four radio stations in Wisconsin and Muzzy Broadcasting was born. In December 2011, the opportunity arose for Muzzy to purchase Piqua’s WPTW radio station. His final words to the students were his own personal philosophy — “work hard, do the best you can and always care about people.” Each student being honored received an engraved plaque and a thunderous applause from the audience of more than 350 family members and friends. The 2012 Award Recipients for Top 100 include: Marissa Adams, Michael Anderson, Hayley Baker, Ben Beck, Courtney Bensman, Brandon Bercot, Alli-

son Bergman, Kasey Boettiger, Taylor Bolin, Madisyn Boze, Clayton Brown Jr., Connor Brown, Lindsay Bundy, Kailey Byers, Zachary Carlock, Channon Collins, Gabrielle Collins, Michael Comer, Megan Craft, Ben Crawford, Corrine Crawford, Caitlin Cromes, Lindsey Cruse, Sarah Davidson, Teija Davis, Brandon deVaudreuil, Noah Dunn, Logan Ernst, Kaleb Etherington, Madison Evans, Anne Marie Finfrock, Jake Fisher, Jessica Ford, Connor Forror, Janova Forsythe, Kristina Frey. Brendan Fries, Louis Gaier, Mikayla Gao, Derek Gayhart, Ashley Gerlach, Noah Gertner, Ashley Gilmore, Hannah Goodwin, Christy Graves, Sarah Gravunder, Sarah Grunkemeyer, Kendall Grunkemeyer, McKenna Guillozet, Isaac Hale, Kyleigh Hall, Luke Hanes, Frances Haney, Jarod Haney, Paxton Hatcher, Kiera Haynes, Kylie Hays, Kathleen Heckman, Rob Heckman, Abigail Helman, Austin Hemm,

Kelsey Herron, Madison Hilleary, Kyler Holland, Victoria Hostetter, Joling Hsiang, Sierra Iddings, Kaili Ingle, Grace Jackson, Brooke Jones, Kerrie Josefovsky, Jennifer Kaeck, Dan Keck, Jonathan Kiefer, Kenton Kiser, Austin Lavy, Grace Lawson. Dylan Long, Alanna Maier, Bailey Manning, Madeline Marshall, Kevin McElroy, Lexie McKinney, Alaina Mikolajewski, Brittney Murphy, Jacob Newbright, Jacob Nill, Jared Nill, Abigail O’Connell, Alessandra Painter, Sarah L. Palmer, Blythe Palsgrove, Frank Patrizio, Emily Pax, Dalton Peak, Jessica Pearce, Nicole Peterson, Sarah Picklesimer, Lydia Riancho, Alexandria Rohrbaugh, Sam Roth, Dylan G. Runge, Ellie Ryan, Meghan Safreed, Dan Saul, Cayley Silverthorn, Joshua Smith, Kaele Snapp, Abbigayle Soliday, Grady Stewart, Heidi Strevell, Reganne Tate, Emily Wenrick, Hannah Went, Allan Wheaton, Emily Wildenhaus, Lyric Wyan, and Macy Yount.

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ting to Know You Piqua Rotary Club meets PIQUA — The Rotary Club every Tuesday at 11:45 a.m. at of Piqua has announced their the Piqua Country Club, 9812 program schedule for May. On North Country Club Road. May 8, Andy Hite will update members on the Johnston Farm activitie; on May 15, Kiwanis booth Loretta Henderson will give TROY — Kiwanis of Troy an overview of Nicklin School partnership; on May 22 ,John will be operating from a brand Graham presents prisoner re- new BIG YELLOW mobile entry program; and on May concession booth at the Troy 29, Frank Patrizio with Get- Strawberry Festival June 2-3,

Saturday and Sunday, on Main Street of historic downtown Troy. We will be celebrating the “Mardi Gras Berry” theme with a brand new product, Strawberry Funnel Sticks and other tasty delights for our supporters and Festival revelers. Come visit our site on Cherry St.

Hospice meeting TROY — The annual meeting of Hospice of Miami County Inc. will be at 5 p.m. May 21 at the organization’s office, 550 Summit Ave., Troy The meeting is open to members of the corporation who have contributed to Hospice of Miami County’s annual giving fund.

Police Reports April 18-23 The following are selected Drug offense: Police reincidents provided by the sponded to the 1100 block of Piqua Police Department. Park Avenue after someone called police regarding men April 18 smoking pot in a garage. Theft: Police responded to The resident denied the Hand to Hand Consign- allegations and there was no ments, 101 E. High High St., evidence of drugs at the after money was reported scene. missing from a cash register. April 19

Theft: Police responded to April 23 the high school after a stuBurglary: Police redent had her iPod Touch sponded to a home along stolen. Madison Avenue after a back door was broken and a Theft: Police responded to home was believed to have the Miami Valley Centre been entered. Several items Mall, 987 E. Ash St., after a were missing from inside. male suspect was detained The case remains under for shoplifting at Nirvana. investigation.

PIQUA — Beginning in June, Nicholas School shall be offering three innovative summer programs that are designed to help your child bridge the educational gap between the end of the school year this spring and the beginning of the fall school year. Each program is unique and is designed for a specific purpose and population. Starting June 18, Nicholas School will offer a School Readiness Program. The 6-week readiness program is designed for children 4-6 years old who are preparing to enter kindergarten and may be experiencing delays in their cognitive, social, or verbal development. The program helps develop the neurological, sensory, auditory and visual skills a child needs to be successful in an academic setting. Children scheduled to begin kindergarten in the fall of 2012 are ideal candidates for this program. The cost for the 6-week program is $250. Ann, whose son participated in the readiness program last summer, stated, “It’s amazing how much improvement our son made in such a short period of time. His verbal skills increased tremendously as well as his social skills and confidence. I would highly recommend the program to any parent.” Also starting June 18, Nicholas School will offer a Summer Boost-Up Program for children 6-12 years old. The 6-week program is designed for children who may be struggling in academics, coordination, self-esteem or who just need a little extra help during the summer. The boost-up program serves as a bridge for the student between academic years. The Summer BoostUp Program focuses on four critical areas for achieving academic success — namely neurological motor functioning, visual skills, social skills, and academic reinforcement. Students work in small groups on enhancing their skills in each of these areas. The

cost for the 6-week boost-up program is $325. The third summer program offered at Nicholas School is the Summer Reading and Math Tutoring Program. The tutoring program begins July 9 and continues through Aug. 2. The program is designed to provide individualized reading and math tutoring for students who are working academically on a 1st -8th grade level. Classes are 30 minutes long and meet twice a week (Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday). Morning and afternoon sessions are available. The cost for the 4-week reading and math tutorial is $160. The summer tutors for this program are all Nicholas School Teachers and are certified by the state of Ohio. “Previous Nicholas School summer programs have been very successful in helping children bridge the educational gap over the summer,” said Holly Felver, principal. “The Nicholas school staff is excited about the programs we have to offer this summer.” To learn more about any of the Nicholas School summer programs, contact Felver at 773-6979 or by email at nicholasschool@woh.rr.com. Nicholas School is a program component of the Rehabilitation Center for Neurological Development. For 40 years, the Rehabilitation Center for Neurological Development has been providing neurodevelopmentally based rehabilitative and educational services to children and adults who have been diagnosed with a brain related condition. The center and school are located at 1306 Garbry Road, Piqua. To learn more about the services offered by the center, visit www.rcnd.org or telephone the center at 773-7630. The Rehabilitation Center for Neurological Development & Nicholas School is a United Way member agency.


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Ensuring successful Commentary review of Likeability factor state budget ach year, hundreds of new bills are introduced in the Ohio House. Many of these pieces of legislation go on to become laws, moving out of the Statehouse to affect the lives of our citizens. However, even after the governor signs a bill into law, my colleagues and I are not done with it. In fact, it is the job of the state legislature to review the effectiveness of existing laws and government policies. The legislative process is never truly over, and there is always room for more scrutiny. For these reasons, Gov. (John) Kasich recently proposed a Mid-Biennium Review of the state budget, passed in 2011 as House Bill 153. This review process is a prime opportunity to ensure that the various provisions of the budget are operating effec- RICHARD ADAMS tively and to make any nec79th District State essary tune-ups. As you can House of Representatives imagine, conducting an assessment of the entire operating budget is quite a weighty task. Indeed, the governor’s bill contained 2,833 pages of detailed legislation, all in need of review. In order to make this task more manageable and efficient, the House opted to separate the governor’s legislation into 10 different bills. We cannot afford to neglect any portion of the MBR, so dividing the original bill into issue-specific legislation is the best course of action. In this way, the content of each bill will be scrutinized in the proper committee based on its subject matter by legislators with applicable knowledge and experience. Tax credits will be addressed in the Ways & Means Committee, while veterans services will be dealt with by the Veteran Affairs Committee, and so forth. The state budget is one of the most important pieces of legislation passed by the General Assembly, and therefore, it deserves a thorough examination. In addition, the governor has included many innovative proposals within the MBR that will further the recent economic success that Ohio has experienced. Since the beginning of 2011, the governor and the state legislature have had a strong record of job creation and business development, and this review process will only enhance these gains. The MBR can be confusing, so please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions concerning this topic. My office is always available to you as a resource, and I welcome your input as we move forward in this process.

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as high as Romney’s and he nd so now we take on outpaces his challenger 47 the question that has percent to 34 percent as haunted you since the “someone you can relate to.” seventh grade: How imporRomney has slender leads tant is it to be well-liked? as someone who would At Shaw Junior High, “make the right decisions where I spent my seventh about the economy” and imgrade, it was pretty imporprove voters’ financial situtant. But in presidential politics? We’re about to find out. DAVID SHRIBMAN ations. Those results are generThis is an unusual race for Columnist ally mirrored in the latest the White House in many reWall Street Journal/NBC spects. The incumbent came into office on a wave of adulation unlike News poll, where Romney prevails in two any in modern times — more so than John areas (changing business as usual in F. Kennedy, more so than Ronald Reagan. Washington and having good ideas for imEven so, as he runs for re-election the polls proving the economy) and where Obama put him in a dead heat with former Gov. prevails in all the rest (including being compassionate, caring about average peoMitt Romney of Massachusetts. Romney, by contrast, has few fervent ple and being easygoing and likable). Ordinarily, Romney tacticians might fans. Polls show that the public is skeptical of how deeply he believes in his own take these indicators and shape a message campaign statements and is hesitant to broadly along these lines: We are living in warm up to him. He’s knowledgeable difficult times and what is required is inenough, these polls suggest, but not adept telligent, tough leadership, not an appealing fellow whose ideas haven’t revived the at building rapport with voters. The result is that the United States is economy or strengthened the nation’s poabout to conduct its greatest test in more sition in the world. But Romney’s profile as someone who than four decades of the power of personality, measuring whether in tough times a has changed his beliefs and repudiated his man with difficulty relating to average record makes that argument more diffiAmericans can defeat an incumbent with cult to make. So do small episodes like the a mixed record but natural personal skills. way he dismissed a plate of cookies made The best comparison may be 1968, by the Bethel Bakery — which has a cult when the man who was the more natural following just outside Pittsburgh for its campaigner, the man with the warmer breads, rolls, muffins, doughnuts and personality, the man who was more at sheet cakes made with yellow and chocoease with himself, was defeated by a rival late batter — as probably having come who was awkward on the stump, cold in from 7-Eleven. These incidents make his person and visibly uncomfortable in his listeners recoil in disbelief — and his adown skin. In that election, Sen. Hubert H. visers cringe in helplessness. The Times/CBS pollsters asked Humphrey was defeated by former Vice whether each candidate says what he bePresident Richard M. Nixon. There were, to be sure, many compli- lieves most of the time or what he thinks cating factors in that election. Young peo- people want to hear, and the result was ple were rebelling, African-Americans stark, with Obama scoring 46 percent for were challenging the moral order, and the saying what he believes, far outpacing nation was divided on the Vietnam War — Romney’s 27 percent. Add in Obama’s adand that’s before we factor in the unusual vantages in the Journal/NBC poll as the element of a strong third party candidacy candidate who is more honest and from former Gov. George C. Wallace of Al- straightforward and who is more consistent in standing up for his beliefs, and you abama. In the face of all that, a country in crisis see the Romney challenge in sharp relief. “Often likability reflects the fact the turned to an experienced but unappealing hand, which seems unremarkable except candidates or presidents are doing somewhen you consider that in 1920, 1932, thing well,” says John Geer, a Vanderbilt 1936, 1940, 1944, 1948, 1952, 1956, 1960, University expert on presidential elec1964, 1980, 1984, 1988, 1992, 1996, 2000, tions and co-director of the Vanderbilt 2004 and 2008, the candidate considered Poll. “That’s where the Obama disconnect more personable prevailed. The candi- is. Romney’s task is to bring that into dates who appeared more competent but alignment by showing that the favorabillost include Thomas E. Dewey in 1948 and ity ratings on Obama are premature and Nixon in 1960. (Some readers inevitably that there are in fact a lot of problems that will quibble with some of those elections, voters can lay on Obama as a person.” The flip side is that, while Obama, as but the trend is unmistakable.) It is still six months to this year’s elec- the saying goes, needs no introduction, tion, and it may turn out that Campaign Romney still has a chance to introduce 2012 is a dogma-eat-dogma race, pitting himself to many Americans. Indeed, he’s the Obama ethos of economic stimuli, been scrutinized only by a minority of Rehigher taxes on the wealthy and an ag- publicans thus far. He’s been bruised by gressive regulatory apparatus against the the nomination fight — but also toughRomney ethos of lower taxes, less spend- ened by it. This presidential election is not even ing and an emphasis on business issues and economic growth. The country needs close to over. But even though it is primathis debate — after which, many argue, rily about Obama, not Romney, Romney each side needs to compromise a bit — and has more work to do in the next half year probably doesn’t need a popularity contest. than Obama does. Only on television is Even the president, none too popular dur- the Cookie Monster lovable. ing parts of his term, likely would agree. David M. Shribman is executive editor Consider these findings from the latest New York Times/CBS News poll: Obama’s of the (Pittsburgh) Post-Gazette and a vetfavorability ratings are nearly half again eran political columnist.

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Where to Write Public officials can be contacted at the following addresses and phone numbers: ■ Lucy Fess, mayor, 5th Ward Commissioner, ward5comm@piquaoh.org, 615-9251 (work), 773-7929 (home) ■ John Martin, 1st Ward Commissioner, ward1comm@piquaoh.org, 773-2778 (home)

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To the Editor: On Friday night, the Friends of the Piqua Public Library hosted the second in the Library Lounge series called “Beer…Beyond the Basics.” The guest speaker was Jim Burkhardt, beer aficionado and delightful music was provided by Jimmy Felts on the guitar. The crowd of more than 85 people was completely charmed and entertained by Jim Burkhardt as he talked about five different beers with their history, origin and ingredients. The Friends of the Library thank both of these gentlemen for providing such an interesting and fun filled evening in our beautiful Piqua Public Library. Look for information in our third Library Lounge series coming our soon. —Ruth A. Koon President, Friends of the Piqua Public Library organization

Reader says politicians out of touch To the Editor: I learned about this forced medical insurance that the president tried to force on all of us. If the president wants all Americans to have medical insurance, then make all employers give insurance to their employees and the government pays for the ones that are unfortunately unemployed. Or raise taxes and have national insurance like the have in Canada. And people wonder why I don’t vote. All politicians are only out for themselves. And they are out of touch with the poor people like me. —William V. Selle Piqua

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Wisdom of age teaches man to hold his fire after insult Munch’s ‘The Scream’ fetches $119.9M DEAR ABBY: While standing in a serving line at a restaurant, a man commented to my wife about her weight. She was very upset. My take was, “Don’t talk to strange men.” Later, I wondered whether I should have confronted the guy, slugged him or waited for him in the parking lot. As a young man I was prone to rash actions. I would like to think in my golden years that I have outgrown this tendency. Still, I’m not sure I handled the situation correctly. I want my wife to be confident that I would come to her defense. Please advise. — TEXAS TOM DEAR TEXAS TOM: Although as a young man you were prone to rash actions, as a mature one you gained the ability to control your temper. Had you confronted the boor, the situation would have escalated and you could have wound up in the pokey charged with assault. I’m advising you that you were correct to do nothing. The man is lucky your wife didn’t “serve” him a fist sandwich. A lesser woman might have. DEAR ABBY: When my husband, “Jeff,” and I married, we drew up a medical proxy and healthcare directives should future incapacitation arise. Jeff is now terminally ill with brain cancer and has about five months to live. Over the last two years he has been through four surgeries, 25 doses of radiation, countless doctors’ appointments, physical therapy and enough pills to fill a steamer trunk. I had to quit working because Jeff is now my fulltime job. As his illness progresses, we have discussed placing him in a hospice. But the closer he gets to death, the more he changes his mind. He demands that I lift, jerk and pull him in and out of bed. When I can no longer do this, he wants me to install a hoist. He needs assistance eating, dressing, bathing, using the toilet and is in a wheelchair. Jeff’s tumor is growing, causing pressure and affecting his mental attitude. He’s impatient, demanding, selfish and nasty. I’m caring for him at home because it’s his home and I am his wife. Somehow, his illness

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Advice makes him feel entitled to act like a selfish child. At what point do I put him in a hospice facility without his family calling me a nasty witch and Jeff kicking and screaming to be let out and return home? — END OF MY ROPE DEAR END: Please accept my sympathy. Your husband is sick and in pain, probably frightened and the cancer may have affected his ability to think rationally. If you haven’t discussed this with your husband’s doctor, you must. It may not be necessary to place Jeff in an in-patient facility because many terminally ill patients can receive the same care in their homes. However, it will take a referral from a doctor, certifying that your husband has six months or less to live. Much of the cost is covered by Medicare, and most insurance also covers it. Hospice provides visits from doctors, nurses, home health care aides and volunteers who can help with bathing your husband, changing his linens and some of the lifting that you’re worried about. For your sake and his, you should contact the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization. It can help you find a hospice provider. The toll-free phone number is 800-6588898 or log onto www.nhpco.org. Because you’re afraid of criticism from Jeff ’s family, tell them that he — and you — need them to step in and help with his care because it has become more than you can handle alone. If they agree, it will give them precious time with him. If not, they’ll be in no position to criticize you. Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Write Dear Abby at www.DearAbby.com or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069.

YouTube launches female drama, U.S. Olympic channels NEW YORK (AP) — YouTube is adding to its original programming by launching channels specializing in female dramas and United States Olympic athletes. The Google Inc.-owned video site announced the new channels Wednesday ahead of an upfront presentation to advertisers. YouTube has sunk more than $100 million into an ambitious project to lure audiences for longer viewings and attract advertisers with higher quality videos. Filmmakers Jon Avnet and Rodrigo Garcia will launch the channel WIGS,

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Staff stand guard by Edvard Munch’s “The Scream” as it is hung for display at Sotheby’s Auction Rooms in London, Thursday, April 12. The picture made with pastels is one of four versions of the composition, and dates from 1895, it was auctioned in the Impressionist and Modern Art Sale in New York on Wednesday, and brought a record $119.9 million.

Famous painting sets record BY ULA ILNYTZKY Associated Press NEW YORK — One of the art world’s most recognizable images Edvard Munch’s “The Scream” sold Wednesday for a record $119,922,500 at auction in New York City. The 1895 artwork a modern symbol of human anxiety was sold at Sotheby’s. The price includes the buyer’s premium. The buyer’s name was not released. The image of a man holding his head and screaming under a streaked, blood-red sky is one of four versions by the Norwegian expressionist painter. The auctioned piece at Sotheby’s is the only one left in private hands. The previous record for an artwork sold at auction was $106.5 million for Picasso’s “Nude, Green Leaves, and Bust,” sold by Christie’s in 2010. The image has become part of

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pop culture, “used by everyone from Warhol to Hollywood to cartoons to teacups and T-shirts,” said Michael Frahm of the London-based art advisory service firm Frahm Ltd. “Together with the Mona Lisa, it’s the most famous and recognized image in art history,” he added. Sotheby’s said its pastel-on-board version of “The Scream” is the most colorful and vibrant of the four and the only version whose frame was hand-painted by the artist to include his poem, detailing the work’s inspiration. In the poem, Munch described himself “shivering with anxiety” and said he felt “the great scream in nature.” Norwegian businessman Petter Olsen, whose father was a friend and patron of the artist, said he sold the piece because he felt “the moment has come to offer the rest of the world the chance to own and appreciate this remarkable work.” Proceeds from the sale will go to-

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Barhorst receives Livitate Dei Award SIDNEY — Archdiocese of Cincinnati Superintendent of Schools Dr. James Rigg recently presented awards to top school administrators who excelled in their work during the current academic year. Lehman Catholic President Mike Barhorst was presented the Livitate Dei Award. The award, new this year, recognizes the school leader who best exemplifies the concept of Christian Community within the system of Catholic schools serving the archdiocese. The Archdiocese of Cincinnati operates the eighth largest system of Catholic schools in the United States, with nearly 45,000 students, 92 elementary schools BARHORST and 22 high schools. “This award will be presented annually to principals or presidents who work to build a collaborative community among school leaders,” Rigg said. “The recipient is unafraid to share or solicit ideas, and is eager to mentor less experienced administrators. Ultimately we are unified under a single mission and a single Church. Recipients of this award help to build a City of God, or Livitate Dei, within our Archdiocese by fostering a strong sense of community,” Rigg stated. Barhorst’s career has been spent serving the Catholic schools of the Northern Area of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, first as a teacher and coach at Holy Angels School (Sidney) and then as a teacher, coach and administrator at Lehman Catholic. Barhorst was Lehman Catholic’s first lay principal, serving in that capacity from 1984 until 2006. When the President/Principal Model was adopted as the governance model of the school in 2006,At that time, Barhorst was named the school’s first president by the Archbishop of Cincinnati. Barhorst, a member of Holy Angels Parish in Sidney, has served as a Regional Associate representing Ohio and Michigan for the National Catholic Education Association since 1989, a member of the Ohio Catholic Education Association Convention Planning Committee, served for ten years as a member of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati Lay Pension Committee, the last six as chair, and represented non-public schools on the Ohio State North Central Committee.. Long active in community affairs, Barhorst has past affiliations with the Boy Scouts, the Sidney-Shelby County YMCA, the Darke, Mercer, Shelby Regional Health Board, and the Sidney Jaycees. Barhorst currently serves as mayor of Sidney, a position he previously held in the late 1980s. Barhorst is a past board president of the West Central Ohio Lung Association, Clear Creek Farm, and the Sidney Environmental Action Center. He currently serves as a member of the Executive Committee of the Ohio Mayor’s Association and chairs the Governor’s Community Traffic Safety Network of Shelby County. “This award is well-deserved,” Rigg stated. “Mike is a strong mentor to the principals of the Northern Area, and a tremendous advocate for Catholic schools in a vital region of our Archdiocese.”

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PIQUA — The congregation of Temple Anshe Emeth in Piqua will be holding Shabbat services at 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 11. Rabbinic intern Courtney Berman will be conducting the service. The synagogue is located at 320 Caldwell St. in Piqua. For more details, see the website at www.ansheemeth.org or call 5470092.

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Westminster Presbyterian Church held its 200th celebration the weekend of April 15 as three previous pastors came for the celebration, including John Salmon, Bill Philip and Judy Rich. The weekend activities included a catered meal, concert by the Piqua High School Concert Choir, and worship Sunday morning, which was followed by a reception hosted by the Deacons. Westminster’s theme for the celebration was “Faithfully Honoring the Past … Embracing the Future.” The church congregation is making plans to continue to do that for at least 200 more years. Pictured from the left is Kazy Hinds, Bill Philips, Judy Rich, and John Salmon.

Will art and religion clash in Santa Ana? ADAM ELMAHREK Writer SANTA ANA, Calif. — On Sunday at the Newsong Church in Irvine, Pastor Adam Edgerly delivered a sermon that seemed directed not so much toward Newsong’s congregants but rather toward the denizens of Santa Ana’s Santora Arts Building, who, if all goes as planned, will soon be the church’s tenants. Edgerly described a visit by the Apostle Paul to ancientAthens,then considered one of the world’s great arts and culture hubs. Paul’s arrival sparked rioting among the Greek artisans, Edgerly said, because they feared Christian teachings would kill their business, which centered on the selling of idols and trinkets to pagans. “They realized they’re going to lose if people start to believe,” Edgerly said of the Artisans. But, he prefaced, “at Newsong,we love culture, we have a special love for artists actually... we see in culture the hand of God expressing humanity.” The pastor’s words were meant to soothe the fear that has swept through Santa Ana’s Artists Village since early last week when it was revealed that Newsong was in the process of buying the Santora from owner Michael Harrah. The Santora artists thus far have taken a much more relaxed approach than the ancient Greeks. But they have held two special meetings on the issue,and there is undoubtedly a current of hostility toward the church

running on Broadway between First and Third streets. Several of the artists, as well as others who have a stake in the Artists Village, feel in a way like their holy space is being invaded. Skeith De Wyne maintains a small space in the basement of the Santora as somewhat of a shrine. The studio,known as“The SmallestArt Gallery in California,” is meant to be viewed in a prostrate position, as in worship, De Wyne said. “The Santora is our church,” Santora artist Kathie Warren told a group of artists Sunday, just hours after Edgerly delivered his sermon. Newsong leaders say they have no solid plans for the building, and that their purchase is rooted in a desire to save the Santora from corporate interests that would turn it into a commercial real estate venture. They say there are no plans to push out the artists. However, a document posted on the Facebook page of Lead Pastor Dave Gibbons shows that the church wants to use the building as an urban ministry and office space. It also contemplates

the construction of a 300-seat meeting facility, which church leaders later said would be a community theater. However, if church leaders make changes to the building, they won’t be happening overnight. The broker in the sale had said that most of the building’s tenants have longterm leases.And church leaders acknowledge that they have yet to confirm whether the building’s zoning permits a 300-seat meeting hall. During his sermon, Edgerly emphasized that Newsong wasn’t planning to turn the Santora into a worship space. But he also made it clear that the building would serve as a base for Newsong to reach out to others in the area. He compared the controversy to the resistance Paul had faced in Greece. “Are you willing to face riots?” Edgerly challenged the faithful crowd. It remains to be seen how stiff the resistance will be to Newsong. Although the artists are united in their fears about the church’s intentions, they’re divided on what their approach should be. De Wyne questions

whether Newsong will allow shows that rub against Christian values. He says that, should the church buy the Santora, it would be the “end of the Artists Village.” He has made it clear that he and other artists will take a much more activist approach. “I just want to say, this means war,” De Wyne said. Yet Alicia Rojas, a founder of United Artists of Santa Ana,which was formed in recent years to battle the gentrification of Santa Ana, has so far managed to quell the urges among many to protest.Rojas argues that the artists have to appear willing to be diplomatic, or city leaders will shut them out. She also doesn’t want the artists to appear anti-religion. They have a plan to circulate a petition and demand a contract with the next Santora owner that the majority of the building would remain dedicated to the arts,without undue influence from the landlord. But some want to take a more aggressive tack. At a meeting last week, Don Cribb, the founder of the Artists Village, said the leaders of UASA, needs to show a greater sense of urgency.

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S M O KS IEG N A L S Muse Machine goes to La Comedia BY SUMMER LITTLEJOHN Staff Writer Titanic has been a movie hit since 1997, when it first came out in theaters, and this year the Muse Machine students had the privilege of seeing this played live at La Comedia. Sarah McCrea, a senior at Piqua High School and first-year member in Muse Machine states she “thought it (Titanic) was pretty interesting,” and that she did not cry during the performance though, but was sad when they died. The students usually get to see a show once every year, and most of the time it takes place at La Comedia. Gayle Bowman, the librarian at Piqua High School and also the adviser for Muse Machine, said that they choose La Comedia because it has “good value and kids get a meal for the price.” Next year they plan to have four performances as usual. The first performance they are planning is by Michael Kelsey who is a guitarist/singer. The second will be “The Magic of Movies: Science!” hosted by David Sherman. The third will be “Fishmongers and Lunatics: about Hamlet Shakespearean” by a professional group in Dayton called “Free Shakespeare!” The final performance is called “The signature music of America in the 1960s”.

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PHS students give blood BY HAILEY AMBURGEY Staff Writer On Wednesday, May 2, Piqua High School had their annual blood drive. This year the blood drive was held in Piqua High School’s gym from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.. More than120 students registered, along with the around 18 people who helped. To donate blood you must be in good health and be at least 16 years of age with parental permission. When donating, a photo ID is required. Every donation saves three lives and only costs a short amount of time to donate. If a high school senior wishes to wear a red cord with their cap and gown at graduation, they must have registered to donate three times in their high school career. As always, Deb Retman was

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the chairman for the drive. Retman has been a donor for many years, and of course wanted to help out when the Community Blood Center started the Piqua vs. Troy blood drive. Retman has been helping with this drive for

around 11 years now. Piqua High School has had more donors every year except 2001 when it was a tie. High school students everywhere are learning the amazing feeling of helping out their community and people in need.

Lauren Seaman earns FCCLA state office BY ISAAC HALE Staff Writer On Friday, April 20, Lauren Seaman was elected as one of 10 Ohio teenagers to take state office in FCCLA. She earned the office by receiving a 99 out of 100 on her mini Relay For Life presentation for her STAR event.She will not only be representing Piqua High School,but the entire state of Ohio in this nationwide organization. “It's a great honor to represent PHS and FCCLA and to know I have a lot of support behind me,” Seaman said. She will be responsible for attending National Leadership Conferences, Fall Leadership camp, and many other state workshops and meetings. Since she has passed the state level STAR event she can now

compete at the national level. FCCLA instructor Rita Potter spoke about Seaman's accomplishment. “Being a state officer myself, I know the amount of leadership and responsibility it takes,” Potter also explained that Seaman's success would likely spark a growing interest in FCCLA and get more people to get involved in the organization. “I look at it as putting our high school on the map,” she said. Potter added that Seaman's accomplishment gives the public an idea of just how great Piqua High School students are.Potter explained that people will appreciate such an amazing person rising to a high leadership position coming from a smaller town. Seaman plans on attending

Mount Vernon College and to become an FCS teacher like Potter in the future. Seaman also explained that in the future she will uphold leadership skills and strive to get more people involved in FCCLA. When asked what has driven her to do so much with FCCLA Seaman said, “I want to promote having a positive attitude and never giving up hope. If you put your head and mind to an idea you should set goals for yourself and never give up.” In closing, Seaman said that, “FCCLA is not just an organization; it's a family where we come up with ideas.” Seaman has made Piqua High School proud by achieving such a high office in a reputable organization and being such a role model to other students.

For the week of April 30, sophomore Jakob Argabright was selected as the McDonald's Student of the week. He was nominated by Josh Burns, a history teacher at Piqua High School. Burns stated, “Jakob stands out from his PHS classmates due to his maturity and responsibility.” He went on to say, “He shows great responsibility and is a very dependable young man. I enjoy having him in class.” In his free time Argabright enjoys hanging out with his friends, playing a good game of football, and partaking in hunting activities with his grandfather. Argabright has always wanted to join the U.S military since he was a small child. His grandfather has greatly influenced his life goal since he was a member of the U.S. military. Therefore, Argabright has decided to join the military after he graduates in 2014.

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BY COLLEEN KINNINGER If you have ever driven by Lehman during the month of May, you have most likely seen the display of 3,600 white crosses on the front lawn. These crosses are not a mere decoration, but they represent the number of babies who are aborted in the United States every single day. Back in 2009, the Pro-Lifeguards decided that they wanted to show people driving by the school the seriousness of abortion. After a few months of collecting supplies, painting, and building the crosses, the crosses were ready to be set up by the road. The crosses serve as a public witness to all those who travel by Lehman. They serve as a visual reminder of the horrors of abortion that take place every single day. It is one thing to think of the number of lives lost every day, but to see the symbolic graveyard brings the figure home. Pro-Lifeguards Vice-President Emily Pax commented about the crosses, “They are a powerful witness. They really speak to me at how many lives are lost by abortion every day and every year.” Every year since 2009, the Pro-Lifeguards have set up the crosses during the month of May. This year, the crosses will be set up May 5. As you drive by Lehman during May, remember that these crosses are not just a decoration, but a witness to the evilness of abortion.

“Sharing the Limelight” BY JULIA HARRELSON The Lehman Music Department is offering an exciting opportunity this year for students in grades 5 through 8. On May 8, the students who registered will get to be “in the Limelight.” They will spend the entire day learning dances and songs, playing games, and meeting members of the Lehman Show Choir (the Limelighters), and the Cavalier and Concert Choirs. That evening, they will perform with the Lehman choir students during a 7 p.m. concert. The day will start off at 3:30 p.m. with students checking in and playing games. At 3:45 p.m., the dance clinic will start. This will be led by Limelighter choreographers Chad Hewitt (LHS ’06) and Libby Galbreath (LHS ’08). They will learn the lyrics and dances to two songs: “I’m a Believer” and “Life is a Highway.” From 5:45 to about 6:30, the students will have time to eat pizza for dinner, hang out and meet new friends. Then at 7 p.m., the performance will begin. The Limelighters will start the show singing “Like a Prayer.” Their other selections include “Popular,” “Guys Sing Off,” “Firework,” and “Journey Medley.” The Cavalier and Concert Choirs will sing “Come Sail Away” and “Fireflies.” All the Lehman choirs will join together to sing “Life is a Highway” and “I’m a Believer” with the grade school students. Admission to the concert is free, so come and watch future Cavaliers as they are “Put into the Limelight.”

Not so new faces BY MADILYN BROWN During this school year, the newest faculty members have made their places in the Lehman community. These four staff members teach a range of classes. We have enjoyed their additions to Lehman, but how did they like their year? Mrs. Baker, who teaches five classes a day with four different subjects (Environmental Science, Chemistry, AP Biology, and Integrated Science) said she is “blessed to have this job.” Although she has a very busy day, she has enjoyed helping the students. “College doesn’t prepare you for all the work a teacher does,” she said. “This year was different than previous teaching,” said the creative art teacher, Mrs. Grant. “The students are very easy to work with.” That probably comes in handy for a teacher who teaches six different subjects during the day (Fundamentals, Art History 1 and 2, Ceramics, Studio Art, and Drawing and Painting). She is also the Art Department Chair. “Not one part of this year was boring.” Surely, her students feel the same way. Another first year faculty member at Lehman is Mr. Normile.You may know him from sitting in one of his many social studies classes. He teaches Geography, U.S. History, and U.S Government, but his favorite subject to teach has been Government. “Lehman has exceeded my expectations,” he said. Mrs. Jenkinson who teaches three music classes and also helps out with the band. “I was wary about getting this job, but since I am a Lehman alumna, I thought I had a good chance,” she said. She has really enjoyed being in the choir program again, since she was very involved in it when she attended Lehman. “I have loved watching the kids pick out different music, and the kids have definitely progressed in their abilities.” Although some consider these faculty members to still be “new,” they have already had a long busy year. They have had a very good impact on the Lehman students and community.

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The curious case of Pierce Bennett BY MEGHAN BENNETT It is not everyday that you would find a young man wearing boots and a belt buckle walking the halls of Lehman, but junior Pierce Bennett doesn’t seem to mind the odds. The fact that he is carrying a tennis magazine under his school books just adds to his overall uniqueness. It is also very common to find Pierce popping into classrooms, even if the only reason is to say to Sister Ginny, “How’s your day going, Sister?” The most important thing about Pierce is that his smile, along with his never ending jokes and fun-loving attitude, can light up an entire classroom of students. Growing up on a farm has given Pierce many experiences throughout his life. He and his family raise market lambs every year through the 4-H program. He has also won awards at the Ohio State Fair for his work in natural resources. The outdoors is where you will most likely find him on a daily basis. Let’s just say those boots and that belt buckle definitely define his overall character. Because of his interest in the outdoors, it is only fitting that Pierce plays a sport that puts him outside all the time. That’s right, this cowboy has a passion for tennis. Pierce has been a district qualifier two years in a row and is currently playing first singles for the Lehman Cavs this spring. Pierce is involved in several clubs and activities. He has participated on the state-qualifying Science Olympiad team, as well as being a four year member of the Envirothon team. Pierce also works as a presenter for the Ohio Energy Project and is a Lehman Ambassador. Pierce’s classmates are quick to agree that Pierce is definitely a keeper. Senior Kandis Sargeant commented, “Pierce is one of kind. He’s the little brother I’ve always wanted. He is quick to make a joke about you, but in the end he has always got your back.” Senior Daniel Sehlhorst also is quick to chime in, “Pierce is a great friend and loyal teammate. You can always count on him — accent, belt buckle, boots, and all — to be there for you or give you a good laugh.” Writing this article is extra special for me because I have the honor of calling Pierce my brother. Let me just say I couldn’t ask for a better one. Thanks for being a great addition to Lehman and our family.


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Members of the Miami County FOP Honor Guard present the colors during the 2012 Police Memorial at Courthouse Plaza in Troy. chest area on May 29, 1949, after being dispatched to a burglary in process. • Patrolman Jan Mulder II, a Piqua police officer, was shot and killed Aug. 11, 1970, at the Fort Piqua Hotel by a fleeing gunman. • Sgt. William R. Morris, a Miami County sheriff’s deputy, was shot and killed Nov. 22, 1972. • Detective Robert Taylor, a Piqua police officer, died Nov. 3, 1982, after suffering a heart attack while participating in strenuous police training. • Sgt. Robert L. Elliott, a Miami County sheriff ’s deputy, was shot and killed Feb. 25, 1987.

Former Miami County prosecutor and common pleas court judge Jeffrey Welbaum, who is currently running for the 2nd District Court of Appeals, was the featured speaker at the event. Welbaum said he, like many in the audience, knew one or some of the officers whose names are on the memorial, specifically mentioning Detective Taylor and Sgt. Elliott. In speaking of Sgt. Elliott, Welbaum said “it seems like yesterday, but the loss is forever,” and he said he still remembers the day that Detective Taylor died. Then, in speaking directly not only to the

dozens of law enforcement members at the event, but also to those across the county, Welbaum said he hopes they stay safe while on the job. “We truly appreciate your service and pray for your safety,” Welbaum said in conclusion. The memorial service also featured Megan Osman, an eighth-grade Troy Junior High student, who sang the National Anthem and also performed an original song she wrote entitled, “On This Day.” The Miami County Police Memorial was dedicated in 1999 to law enforcement officers who died in the line-of-duty in Miami County.

Discarded lottery ticket spurs suit Jackpot winner pulled from trash BEEBE, Ark. (AP) When she plucked a winning lottery ticket out of the trash, Sharon Jones’ luck changed instantly. The $1 million prize let her pay off debts, give thousands of dollars to her children and buy a gleaming new pickup truck. But now her jackpot is in jeopardy. A judge ruled this week that the money belongs to another woman, who says she threw the ticket away after a lottery machine incorrectly told her it was a

loser. The Arkansas Lottery Commission insists there are no problems with its equipment. “Why does she have the right to come back after she’s already thrown it away and say, ‘Oh no. Now that it is a winner, I want the money?’” asked Jones’ husband, William, who was laid off last year after working in construction. Sharon Jones claimed the $1 million prize last July, turning in a scratchoff “Diamond Dazzler” ticket that the other woman, Sharon Duncan, had purchased earlier at the Super 1 Stop conven-

ience store in Beebe, about 35 miles northeast of Little Rock. Duncan told a judge she discarded the ticket after an electronic scanner her it was “not a winner.” “And then the next thing, you know, 10 months later, you’re fighting for something that was trash,” William Jones said. Years ago, Sharon Jones quit her job washing dishes at a cafe in nearby Searcy to tend to her father-in-law as he was dying from a lung disease. To make money, she often collected discarded lottery

tickets because they can qualify for secondary prizes. What used to be her father-in-law’s bedroom now contains three large plastic bins full of thousands of old tickets and a copy of the winning ticket. Jones discovered the ticket was a winner when the state’s database wouldn’t let her enter the ticket number. The state Lottery Commission said it is confident its machines work properly. “We’ve never had a report of a mis-scanned ticket,” spokeswoman Julie Baldridge said.

One in 10 of world’s babies born premature WASHINGTON (AP) About 15 million premature babies are born every year more than 1 in 10 of the world’s births and a bigger problem than previously believed, according to the first country-bycountry estimates of this obstetric epidemic. The startling toll: 1.1 million of these fragile newborns die as a result, and even those who survive can suffer lifelong disabilities. Most of the world’s preemies are born in Africa

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Fallen lawmen can make it another 25 years.” Greg Simmons, the chaplain of Lodge 58, thanked the fallen officers whose names are etched into the granite of the county’s law enforcement for their memorial courage, bravery and dedication for making the ultimate sacrifice. And he thanks those current police officers who keep us safe. “Most of all, we want them to come home,” Simmons said. “We don’t want to see another name on this wall.” The end of the service was marked by family members of the fallen officers, or police representatives, placing a flower at the memorial’s location as a brief history of each officer was read. Those police officers who are on the memorial, in the order of their deaths, are: • Marshal Harvey Hake, a Covington police officer, was shot and killed on Jan. 12, 1917, while chasing a suspect. • Patrolman George Eickmeyer, a Tipp City police officer, died Sept. 17, 1945, when his car was struck by a train. • Lt. Noah Studebaker, a Piqua police officer, died Oct. 17, 1957, from complications of a shotgun blast to his face, neck and

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and Asia, says the report released Wednesday. It’s a problem for the U.S., too, where half a million babies are born too soon. That’s about 1 in 8 U.S. births, a higher rate than in Europe, Canada, Australia or Japan and even worse than rates in a number of less developed countries, too, the report found. But the starkest difference between rich and poorer countries: Survival. “Being born too soon is

an unrecognized killer,” said Dr. Joy Lawn of Save the Children, who co-authored the report with the March of Dimes, World Health Organization and a coalition of international health experts. “And it’s unrecognized in the countries where you could have a massive effect in reducing these deaths.” Sophisticated and expensive intensive care saves the majority of preterm babies in the U.S. and other developed na-

tions, even the tiniest, most premature ones. The risk of death from prematurity is at least 12 times higher for an African newborn than for a European baby, the report found. Globally, prematurity is not only the leading killer of newborns but the second-leading cause of death in children under 5.

ARLINGTON, Va. — Newt Gingrich, the colorful former House speaker and fiery partisan, formally exited the Rep u b l i c a n presidential contest Wednesday and EVAN VUCCI/AP PHOTO vowed to help Mitt Republican presidential candiRomney’s bid to dedate, former House Speaker feat President Newt Gingrich pauses while anBarack Obama. that he is suspending nouncing Ending a campaign that seesawed his presidential campaign between implosion Wednesday in Arlington, Va. and frontrunner and back strong debate performagain, Gingrich threw his ances. The showings support to his one-time helped him win in South rival as expected and Carolina one of only two promised his supporters states he would win but he would continue to push were insufficient to stave conservative ideas. Gin- off Romney’s spending and grich bowed out of the race organization in Florida. more than $4 million in After Gingrich’s stinging debt and his reputation January loss there, the always high-spending camperhaps damaged. “Today, I am suspending paign seemed to sputter the campaign. But sus- along while amassing pending the campaign enormous debt. The campaign ended does not mean suspending citizenship,” Gingrich told February with $1.5 million a ballroom in a suburban in the red but continued spending as though donors Washington hotel. “We are now going to were coming. The campaign now owes put down the role of candidate and candidate’s more than $1 million to spouse and take back the Moby Dick Airways, the role of active citizens,” he air charter company he said, adding he would con- used to ferry himself and tinue to promote conserva- his wife around the countive ideas on college try, mixing campaign ralcampuses, as well as lies with stops at zoos and through newsletters and historical sites. The campaign also owes the Pafilms. He also urged conserva- triot Security Group tives to rally behind Rom- almost $450,000 for secuney as a better alternative rity services. A raft of advertising than Obama. “This is not a choice be- agencies, consulting firms, tween Mitt Romney and pollsters, attorneys and Ronald Reagan. This is a former aides litter the list choice between Mitt Rom- of those he owes money. ney and the most radical, He owes his former camleftist president in Ameri- paign manager, Michael can history,” Gingrich said. Krull, more than $27,000. Gingrich saw extremes Top spokesman R.C. Hamduring his campaign. His mond, who joined Gingrich senior staff resigned en at his final campaign masse last summer when event, is owed almost Gingrich seemed unwill- $4,000. The campaign also ing to undertake a traditional campaign schedule owes JC Watts Enterof person-to-person cam- prises run by the former paigning and fundraising. Republican representaInstead, he leaned on so- tive from Oklahoma some cial media platforms such $35,000 for outreach to reconservatives. as Facebook and Twitter, ligious as well as a steady stream Watts, who served in the of broadcast interviews he House with Gingrich, endorsed his bid and seemed to relish. It seemed to work for a vouched for the thricewhile. Gingrich plodded married admitted adulalong with a proudly non- terer among skeptical traditional campaign and social conservatives.

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BRADFORD, 319 Stitcher, Friday & Saturday 9am-5pm, go kart, weights, cookbooks, big size men and women clothing, pressure cookers, king size sheets, motorcycle helmets, exterior/interior doors, lots of miscellaneous!

PIQUA, 411 Second Street, Friday 9am-4pm, Saturday 9am-12pm, 2 Family Sale!! name brand infant-6 months boy clothes, bassinet, swing, bathtub, front load washer/dryer, ladies and men's Schwinn bicycles, lots of miscellaneous!!

★★★★★★★★★★★★★ TROY, Annual Shenandoah Neighborhood Garage Sale! Thursday, May 3 thru Saturday, May 5 from 7:30 a.m. 3:00 p.m. Thursday, Friday, and Saturday! Take I-75 to Rt. 55 West. Take first left on Barnhart, left on Swailes. Shenandoah is 1/4 mile on right. Visit: www.my shenandoah.org for a list of items for sale and neighborhood map! 25+ Homes participating! ★★★★★★★★★★★★★

PIQUA, 1508 Amherst, Saturday, 9-4. Military clothing, military gear, books, electronics, baseball cards, clothing, lots of miscellaneous!

PIQUA, 312 Short Drive, Friday-Sunday 8am-5pm, collector cars, special cars, tractor trailer, other miscellaneous items. All items class A condition!

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SIDNEY, 12750 East Lockington Road, Saturday only! 8am-3pm, Designer prom dresses, paintball gun & accessories, Designer clothing, Juniors, Beanie Babies, craft items, Home Interiors, Bratz dolls & accessories, Vera Bradley, Coach, Cell phones, electronics, John Deere, bedding, Womens Harley Davidson jackets & tops Medium & Large

TIPP CITY, 890 Scenic Knoll (Deer Cliff Subdivision), Thursday and Friday, May 4th and 5th, 9am to 5pm. HUGE HUGE HUGE! Multi family garage sale! Various items including excellent condition girls newborn to 2T clothes, furniture, home decor, kid toys, scrubs, riding lawn mower, push mower, pit bike, closet organizers, drill press, ceiling fans and area rugs. Must see!

TIPP/ MONROE COMMUNITY SERVICES COMMUNITY WIDE GARAGE SALE, Saturday, May 5, 9-4. Maps available at 3 East Main Street, McDonald's, Burger King, Speedway in Tipp City. For more information call (937)667-8631

PIQUA, 9325 North County Road 25A, Thursday, Friday 9am-5pm, Saturday 9am-2pm. Treadle Singer sewing machine, Tupperware, clothes, household items, lots of miscellaneous!

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PIQUA, 419 Brentwood, Saturday, 9am-3pm Lots of household items, vacuum, lamps, china, pottery, glassware, shelving, mens and womens clothing, games and toys, and much, much more

PIQUA, 9990 Sawgrass Lane, off Hetzler Road, in Village of Springcreek, Friday-Saturday 9am-?, baby items, clothes, Boyd Bears, name brand purses, home decorations, and lots of miscellaneous!

PIQUA, 604 Westview Dr, T h u r s d a y - S a t u r d a y, 9am-5pm, Furniture, pictures, cordless drill, boom box, seashells, marbles, queen bed mattress, 26 inch girl's bicycle, Tupperware, microwave, (nice clothes) infant thru adult, lots of miscellaneous! PIQUA, 621 Caldwell Street, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, 9am-3pm. two families! furniture, home and garden decor, lawn mower, purses, jewelry, rugs, books, DVDs, hose caddy, doors, curtains, holiday decor, Housewares, etc. PIQUA, 6235 North Free Road, Thursday-Saturday 8am-5pm, clothes, hutch, bicycle, standing lamp, air conditioner, and to much to mention!

PIQUA, corner of Wood and Downing St, St. John's Lutheran Church, Spring rummage and bake sale, Friday 9-3 and Saturday 9-1.

RUSSIA. 3601 FesslerBuxton Road. Friday & Saturday 9-5. MultiFamily garage sale. WHITE sewing machine in fold-down cupboard, (1) girl and (1) boy 20 in bike, plastic basket planter covers, miscellaneous sizes of 2x4s, purses, household miscellaneous, lots of great items.

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SIDNEY, 2190 Miami Conservancy Road, (corner of Fair Road), Thursday and Friday, 9am-5pm, Saturday, 9am-12pm. Bag Day, Bake Sale! Miscellaneous furniture, clothing and other Items.

TIPP CITY, 673 Thornburg Place, May 3rd, 4th, and 5th, 9am-4pm. Three Family Sale!! Household goods and lots of miscellaneous, Too much to list!!!

TROY, 2899 W. Main (First Lutheran Church corner of Rt. 41 & Washington Road). Friday 9am-5pm. Saturday 9amnoon. Rummage sale! Clothing for all ages, bedding, shoes, linen's, purses, glassware, books, crafts, collectable's, misc. Saturday clothing $3.00 a bag, bags provided.

TROY, 1590 Windridge Place Apt E (off Dorset across from Stillwater Technologies), Saturday only, 8am-2pm. AWESOME SALE!!! Unique household decor, plus size women's clothing 1X-3X, shoes, purses, brown suede recliner, baby swing, spider lamp, bar stools, and many more cool items.

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RUSSIA COMMUNITY Garage Sale! Friday, May 4, 9am-6pm & Saturday May 5, 9am-1pm. Many multi -family locations.

PIQUA, 322 Broadway, Tuesday thru Monday, 7-6, Holiday Decor, VHS movies, Ohio State decor, clothing, kitchen, bathroom, house decor, books, magazines, CDs, prom dresses, knickknacks, women shoes, toys, Precious Moments, small appliances, open rain or shine!!

412 East Monument Street, Thursday & Friday, 8am-4pm. Tons of Girls GYMBOREE clothes, size 7-12. Some brand new. Women's clothes, handmade jewelry, dollhouse, antique cradle, lots of miscellaneous.

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135 E. Main St. (Shawnee) Piqua, OH (I-75 to exit 83 or 78 to Main St. to Shawnee Bridge at Piqua Battery - Cross bridge to auction. Motorcycles & Parts: Honda Mini Trails (50’s, 70’s, 90’s) extra motor and parts, 350 Honda 4 cylinder motor, 750 Nighthawk motor, Rupp minibike, AMF Roadmaster XL moped. Bikes: Several misc. bicycles including a Schwinn limited edition Orange County Chopper (mint in box), banana seat, etc. Tools: Numerous tool boxes (full) of hand tools including Craftsman, Snap-On, hand power, Airtools, Napa parts cabinet, power washer, commercial double buffer, Oster electric pipe threader, and so on. 12-15 early Briggs and Stratton and small engines, early large carpenter’s tool trunk w/ tools Fishing: Early outboard motors (10-15) including Sea King 5, Martin 40, Johnson 30, etc., numerous fishing rods and reels (several new), canepoles, B-12 tackleboxes (full), one older wood tackle box, 15-20 Rapallas in boxes, 8-10 wooden baits, tackle boxes still buried - come see. Also mounted sailfish. Toys: Several metal and tin toys including crane, plane, cars, corn thresher, Tonkas, hundreds of Hotwheels and Motchbox (Winner’s Circle, Racing Champs, Johnny Lightning - mostly 90’s and up and in original packages), also numerous Nascar in cases, large plastic Batman and Barbie cars, several other plastics. Collectibles: TDN Soapbox Derby car, early child’s kitchen cupboard, wicker baby buggy, large bronze eagle (repaired - original from Nicklin Ave. - sold w/ reserve), Frigidaire water fountain, 1930’s Frigidaire refrigerator, 2 red globe railroad lanterns, Victer fan and others, large rendering kettle, green and cream Favorite gas cook stove, #7 Favorite griddle, 2 boxes of Hotel Favorite envelopes, approx. 200 b/w Piqua postcards (reprints), older wood picture frames, seven foot wall mounted unit of the Black Masons of Lima Ohio with all members’ names (some fire damage), early dentist chair, brass bird cage, Reel Type Moto mower, hand well pumps, 1940’s and 50’s Fair chalk figurines, 2 large Oak rocking chairs, large brass gauges, 3 light traffic signal, church pew. Advertising: 8 foot metal Firestone sign, Western Union (some damage), older oilcans (Sunoco, Quaker State, etc., ALSO - 1927 Lindbergh first solo flight (46x29 metal) and Lindbergh first flight book, Hartzell prop nose cone, dozens of license plates from teens to present, Columbia Records in folders, Elson Grammar School Readers, Roger Bresmaham Spalding Bat. Books & Mags: 1960 Senior and Junior Scholastics, hot rod mags, Stock Car, Moto Mag, Outdoor Life, Sports-aField, Car Craft, 40’s Life mags, original Das Reich and Weltkrieg mags, 1908 “The Sporting Rifle, 1901 Life of McKinley (approx. 200 prints). Radios & Electronics: RCA Radiola, Radiola speaker (horn type), several misc. tabletop wood and plastic radios, radio and radio craft mags (20’s and 30’s), realistic 2080 receiver, Marantz 2050 tuner, Marantz 1050 amp, Sansoii Auzzou amp, slide projector and cameras. Misc: Harley iron-ons, Harley mags, O’Brien windsail, large buffet, corner cabinet, grandfather clock, boxes of old hardbacks, large upright knife store display case, depression stemware, Guardianware, store display cabinet etc. Note: This is a very partial listing - boxes and rooms still to be gone through. 2 rings most of day, shelter in case of inclement weather - BE HERE!

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BACKHOE – DUMP TRUCK – TRACTOR JACOBS REEL MOWER – AUTO TOOLS – BRIDGEPORT EQUIPMENT: 1974 Ford Dump Truck, 38,500 miles (runs great); IH 300 Tractor w/Loader and rear mounted J.D. Backhoe; #44 Massey Harris Tractor w/Loader; Jacobs/Worthington 11’ Reel Wing Mower w/cab (runs good); ZTR-304 Dixon Riding Mower w/bagger, 11HP (totally restored); Cub Cadet 102 Riding Mower (runs); Cub Cadet 100 (for parts); AllisChalmers B-10 w/Trencher (runs good); 6’ Scrapper Blade; 3 pt. Cement Mixer; M & W Dynamometer, PTO driven. SHOP TOOLS: Bridgeport w/Turntable; Bradford Mill Company Horizontal Lathe; Floor Model Drill Press; Port-a-Power; Large Press; Large Motor Lift, electric over hydraulic; Craftsman Commercial Hack Saw; 300 Gallon Gas Tank w/pump; Reel Lawn Mower Sharpener; 3 Bolt Bins w/bolts; Parts Washer; Older Steam Cleaner; NAPA Parts Cabinet; Misc. Parts Cabinet w/misc. items; Floor Jacks; Bottle Jacks; Screw Jacks; Battery Charger; Older Engine analyzers; Dual Stage Clutch Tool; Sun Volt & Amp Tester; Injector Tester; Craftsman Grinder; Craftsman 10” Radial Saw; Model EJ Valve Seat Grinder; 1” Impact Valve Reseater; All sizes of Wheel Pullers; All types of Hand Tools & Wrenches; Willey’s Engine Air Compressor w/manual (needs work); Lawn Roller; Homemade Box Trailer; 15 Magneto’s (WICO – IH - American Bosch) PARTS CATALOGS – OWNER’S MANUALS: 18 Allis Chalmer’s Manuals; 15 J.I. Case Manuals; 30 J.D. Parts Manuals; 30 Massey Ferguson Parts Manuals; 30 IH Manuals; 30 Ford Manuals; 15 Oliver Parts Manuals; 8 Minneapolis Moline Manuals; J.D. 4020 Owner’s Manual; Many more parts catalogs and owner’s manuals not listed. COLLECTOR ITEMS & MISC: J.D. Horse Drawn 1 Bottom Plow; Sinclair Grease Barrel; 2 Old Wooden Porch Pillars; Union Flyer Scooter (like new); Oak Dovetail Tool Box w/valve Seat Grinding Tool; 1978 Ford Transmission; Old Advertising Cans; Dovetail T.N.T. Wooden Box; New Old Stocks and Parts; Chains; Shelving; Desk; Lockers. AUCTIONEERS NOTE: Ely’s Tractor Service has been part of the community for many years. Lots of interesting items and good tools. Come and spend the day.

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Miller dinner set for Sunday The Bradford School District will be holding a benefit for Mike Miller on Sunday from noon-6 p.m. at the Bradford Community Club. Adult dinners will be $6 and children dinners will be $4. There will also be having a 50/50 drawing and auctions. Make any donations to the Mike Miller Benefit, Attn: Dusty Yingst, 750 Railroad Ave, Bradford, OH 45308. MIKE ULLERY/CALL PHOTO

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Piqua football coach Bill Nees smiles after Evan Grissom (Wittenberg), Taylor Wellbaum (Capital) and Cody Hogston (Findlay) signed their letters of intent to play college football next year the Piqua High School library.

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Three make college choices

"Rock Around the Rink" is the theme of a roller skating party planned Sunday from 6-8 p.m. at the 36 Skate Club in Piqua. Proceeds from the benefit will be earmarked for grant making sponsored by the Piqua Community Foundation. Families of all ages are encouraged to attend the retro '50s event planned by the Cakes for a Cause committee. The admission price of $12.50 per person includes skate rentals, a scoop of Susie's Big Dipper ice cream and entertainment including the skate club's kangaroo mascot who will lead skaters in such activities as the Hokey Pokey and Chicken Dance. A concession stand and game arcade will also be open to attendees. Tickets may be secured at the door on May 6. For more information, call the Piqua Community Foundation at 615-9080.

Grissom, Hogston, Wellbaum to continue football careers BY ROB KISER Sports Editor rkiser@dailycall.com Three more Piqua football players made their college decisions official Tuesday. Cody Hogston will play for Division II University of Findlay, while Evan Grissom (Wittenberg University) and Taylor Wellbaum (Capital University) will join two strong Division III programs.

The puts the total at 10 Piqua seniors who will be continuing their playings career at the college level next fall. “This was one of our biggest senior classes,” Piqua football coach Bill Nees said. “And I think this shows they have a lot of football still in front of them.” Hogston is continuing his success story — after overcoming seizures as an infant and having doctors

tell his parents Dusty and Nicki Hogston that he would be a vegetable — he will not only be going to college, but playing football for the Oilers. “They contacted me about playing there,” Hogston said. “It is really exciting. I feel like I can (go in and contribute right away). And the scholarship money is nice.” Hogston, who advanced to the district tournament this winter in wrestling,

became the third Piqua player (Trae Honeycutt, Brandon Pummill) to sign with Findlay. “I already have friends there,” Hogston said. “But, it is nice to have guys you know on the team. I visited up there and just loved the place.” When Hogston was given a shot at the center position last summer, he grabbed the opportunity and was the anchor of the offensive line all season.

“This is a great opportunity for Cody,” Nees said. “He still has a lot of upside. His best football is in front of him.” ■ Grissom has been the kicker for Piqua the Indians the last three years and took his punting to another level this past fall. As a sophomore, the son of Mike and Allison Grissom made his only field See SIGNINGS/Page 15

‘Bad’ timing Piqua outhits Troy in loss

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Brel-Aire Lanes is having summer leagues on Monday nights and Friday nights and also a youth league on Sunday nights. ANTHONY WEBER/OCM PHOTO

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Taylor Huebner is congratulated after scoring Piqua’s first run Wednesday.

Brel-Aire Lanes is running kids bowl free which is a program to help get kids into the center and have fun during the summer.

Lady Indians finish off win over Trojans

TROY — Timing is everything. Which is why Troy walked off the Market Street Diamond as GWOC North champions Wednesday — and Piqua had to settle for a share of second. The Trojans completed the series See PIQUA/Page 15

Dotson continues role of Troy nemesis

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A: QUOTED "I intend to fight this injustice, to defend my reputation.” —Jonathan Vilma Saints linebacker on his one-year suspension

TROY — Piqua junior Haley Dotson has a career-worth of highlights against the Troy softball team alone. So, it should be no surprise that the righthander, who has been limited on the mound this season by injury, returned to form against the Lady Trojans. And sparked Piqua’s 3-1 win in GWOC North action with both her arm and her bat. “You look back, Haley (Dotson) has had some big games against Troy, that’s for sure,” Piqua coach Rick Claprood said. After giving Piqua a 2-0 lead on Tuesday, before the game was suspended, with a two-run double, she singled Alex Cox in with an insurance run. “Haley (Dotson) had some big at bats this,” Claprood said. “She continues to get clutch hits.” And Dotson scattered eighth hits, recording eight strikeouts in the win.

“Haley (Dotson) was feeling strong,” Claprood said. “And when Haley is feeling strong, she is very effective.” But, Claprood would be the first to say Dotson’s health was not the only key for the Lady Indians — and the difference as Piqua improved to 7-15 and avenged an 11-9 loss Monday. “A couple things,” Claprood said. “Alex (Cox) had to make the move to shortstop. It is a little bit of an adjustment and she is really doing a nice job.” And Janise Hummel has been able to get back on the field after recovering from a basketball injury. “Janise gives us another athlete out in left field,” Claprood said. “Mikaila Cotrell did a great job in right field.” Piqua only had one error Wednesday. But, in the home seventh See INDIANS/Page 15

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Brandon Wright heads to first base after rapping a base hit.

Piqua Continued from page 14 sweep with a 7-3 win Wednesday — despite the fact Piqua outhit them 9-6 Wednesday and 16-13 in the two games. “Like I said after Monday’s game (a 5-1 Troy win), Troy got the timely hits and we didn’t,” Piqua coach Jared Askins said. “If we had, it could be a different team celebrating. But, you have to tip your hat to Troy. They got the big hits when they needed them and played outstanding defense in both games.” And Wednesday’s game, which started in the home second after being suspended Tuesday, had a lot of similarities to Monday’s game. Piqua had chances in each of its first three at bats, leaving five on in that stretch against Troy sophomore Ben Langdon. Then, Troy had a big inning in the third to jump out to a 3-0 lead. Devin Blakely had a RBI single, shortstop Dylan Cascaden, who turned in three web gems on defense, tripled to the fence in centerfield to score Blakely and Nathan Helke added a RBI single. Nick Antonides doubled in the fifth and three walks would lead to a Troy run and make it 4-0.

But, Piqua showed signs of life in the sixth. Taylor Huebner, who was the starting pitcher and 4-for-4 at the plate, lined a double to get things started. “Taylor (Huebner) had an outstanding game,” Askins said. “He really swung the bat well and got a couple rallies started.” Two Troy errors on a fielder’s choice scored Huebner and put Brandon Wright on third. Justice Young, who had two hits, had a RBI single off Helke, who relived Langdon, to score Wright. But, with the tying runs on base, Helke got a strikeout to end the rally and keep Troy head 4-2. “Coach Lavey and I were talking in the dugout,” Askins said. “We felt like we were going to at least tie the game in the seventh.” But, after Colin Lavey retired the first two Troy batters in the sixth, three errors — including two on one play — would allow Troy to score three unearned runs and make it 7-2. Jordan Guillozet had a two-run single in the inning. With two outs in Piqua’s seventh, Huebner drilled a single and when

LINESCORE Piqua 000 002 1 — 3 9 6 Troy 003 013 x — 7 6 4 Huebner, Lavey (5) and Wright. Langdon, Helke (6) and Nadolny. WP-Langdon. LPHuebner. 2B-Piqua: Huebner. Troy: Antonides. 3B-Troy: Cascaden. Records: Piqua 10-11 (7-3), Troy 17-8 (8-2).

Grissom did all this while earning secondteam All-GWOC North honors in soccer the past four years. He said his choice of Wittenberg was an easy one. “I really liked it when I visited there,” he said. “They have a good program and I had a lot of family support.” And Grissom hasn’t completely ruled out soccer. “I might do both my sophomore year,” he said. “But, I love kicking. I think I have improved a

lot. I feel like I have a good chance to be the starting punter.” Grissom is another one with tremendous upside according to Nees. “I think Evan (Grissom) really made a lot of progress since he started and I think focusing on football is going to help him,” Nees said. “The great thing about Evan is he is a kicker who isn’t afraid to go down and make a tackle. Wittenberg is a great school. They are a former national champion.” ■ Wellbaum is an elec-

Wright singled, the throw to third sailed into the Troy dugout, allowing Huebner to score and Wright to go to third. But, fittingly, a spectacular play by Cascaden at shortstop nipped Jared Nill at first for the final out to give Troy the win. “Their whole defense played great,” Askins said. “(Devin) Blakely had a great catch in centerfield Monday and another one today. “He does a great job out there, just like our centerfielder.” Now, Piqua who is 10-11 and loser of four straight, needs to get some momentum back heading into the tournament. They play at Wayne Friday, before hosting Edgewood in Division I sectional tournament play. “That’s one of the things we talked to the kids about after the game,” Askins said. “We can’t dwell on this game. We have to get back to playing good baseball.” And with the tournament beginning next week, the timing would be perfect.

COVINGTON — Covington played spoiler Wednesday, beating Cross County Conference leader Newton at its own game and handing the Indians their first loss in league play with a 4-0 Buccaneer victory. Jessie Shilt was 3-for-4 with a double and a triple and Connor Schaffer was 1-for-2 with a sacrifice fly for an RBI as the Buccs struck first in the suspended game. After the teams played three scoreless innings on Tuesday before being rined on, Covington tallied a run in the fourth, another in the sixth and tacked on two more insurance runs in the seventh to seal it. Casey Yingst got the win, scattering four hits. "They were more fundamentally-sound tha we were," Newton coach Kirk Kadel said. "They had some great defensive plays against us. Cass (Cassidy) Cain made a great catch to take us out of one situation." Covington coach Dean Denlinger praised the play of Lady Buccs infielder Heidi Snipes. “"Heidi Snipes made some plays I don't know if anybody else could make," Denlinger said. "She came across the grain a couple

of times to get balls that I thought were out of reach. Then she came up on a bunt and made a perfect throw across her body." He also praised the Snipes on the Newton roster, second baseman Marina Snipes. “"She's the real deal," praised Denlinger of the Snipes in red. "She covers a lot of ground over there (at second)." Newton and Miami East both sit atop the league now with one loss apiece — both at the hands of the Buccaneers. Newton travels to Miami East today to decide the fate of the CCC title. Denlinger was happy to get the win. “"This is a big win over a very well coach team," he said. "Give (Kirt) Kadel credit for that program. He's as classy as they come — just a great man." Covington, meanwhile, hosts Tri-Village today in CCC action.

Lady Vikings win BRANDT — Miami East made sure rival Covington's win over Newton didn't go to waste, doing its part and beating Bethel 6-1 to set up a Cross County Conference title game today against the Indians. "We weren't as sharp as

we had been the last couple of games, but we played solid defense," Miami East coach Brian Kadel said. "It had to be hard for the girls, not thinking ahead to tomorrow. They were anxious to get there." Miami East (16-5, 8-1 CCC) will host Newton today to decide the title. Brittany Garrison and Lindsey Brookhart both doubled and Paige Kiesewetter drove in two runs. And on the mound, Kiesewetter and Sam Denlinger combined to give up only three hits to get the win.

Patty stops North The BRADFORD — Bradford softball team posted a 5-1 win over TriCounty North Thursday in CCC action. Haley Patty pitched a three-hitter, striking out 12 and walking seven. Haley Patty helped herself with two RBIs, while Michayla Barga was 3-for3 with three RBIs. Ali Bashore was 2-for-2 and Courtney Miller and Brooke Dunlevy were 1for-2. Bradford, 16-7 overall and 8-3 in the Cross County Conference, will play at Twin Valley South today.

Indians Continued from page 14

Haley Dotson runs towards first base after a hit.

Troy put runners on second and third with no outs. Dotson got a strikeout, a fly ball to Hummel and a ground ball to Cox, who threw to first baseman Chlesea Smith to finish off the win for the Lady Indians. “I think the girls were a lot more focused tonight,” Claprrod said. “I think they feel a lot better about things.” Piqua will close the regular season Friday at Wayne, before playing at third seed Lakota East Monday in first round Division I sectional tournament play.

trifying player and will take that athleticism to the Columbus area. “I loved the campus when I visited,” Wellbaum said. “It is in a great location and I really liked the coaches.” Wellbaum has been the starting quarterback for the Piqua the last two season and was second team All-GWOC North this past year. As a junior, the dual threat completed 81 of 170 passes for 1,023 yards and six touchdowns, while rushing for 584 yards and seven touchdowns.

have the attitude I am going to go in there and win a position.” Nees has no doubt he will do it. “We used him in that role some this past year,” Nees said. “And we found ways to get him the ball when he was a sophomore. I think it is a great fit for him (at Capital). And in there conference, there will be some crossover games with other Indians (Piqua players).” Which is no surprise — Piqua football players will be a common site on college gridirons.

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Signings Continued from page 14 goal attempt and 23 of 28 PAT kicks. His junior year was highlighted by a gamewinning field against Fairmont. He made three of six field goals and 23 of 26 PAT kicks and got his first taste of punting, averaging 29.4 yards on nine punts. This past fall, he made four of five field goal attempts and 36 of 44 PAT kicks. He also jumped his punting average to 37.6 yards, including a 74-yard punt against TrotwoodMadison.

As a senior, he completed 64 of 122 passes for 765 yards and seven touchdowns, while rushing for 278 yards and eight touchdowns. The son of Jim and Dawna Wellbaum also averaged 19.8 yards on kickoff returns, 6.3 yards on punt returns and caught two passes for 22 yards. Which is significant, because that is the role he will play for Capital. “They are going to use me in the slot,” Wellbaum said. “They will throw to me and hand it off. The coach told me I need to


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Bounty suspensions hit Browns Former Saints linebacker to miss first three games CLEVELAND (AP) — Scott Fujita's first two seasons in Cleveland ended early with injuries. His third may start late, and not because of anything he did with the Browns. The outspoken linebacker was suspended three games without pay by the NFL on Wednesday for his involvement in the New Orleans Saints "bounty" program, which rewarded players thousands of dollars for hard hits on opponents. Fujita, who spent four seasons with New Orleans before signing as a free agent with Cleveland in 2010, was one of four players suspended as commissioner Roger Goodell continues cracking down on the rogue cash-for-hits system that has tainted the Saints' rise to Super Bowl champions. Along with Fujita, New Orleans linebacker Jonathan Vilma was suspended without pay for the entire 2012 season, defensive lineman Anthony Hargrove, now with Green Bay, was suspended for the first eight games, and Saints defensive end Will Smith was banned from the opening four games. Fujita got off with the lightest penalty, but the 33-year-old will lose approximately $644,000 if he misses the three games. He is expected to appeal the ruling. The NFL said Fujita

"pledged a significant amount of money to the prohibited pay-forperformance/bounty pool during the 2009 NFL Playoffs." The league said the pool paid large cash payoffs for "cart-offs" and "knockouts," plays during which an opposing player was injured. Fujita did not immediately respond to an email or phone call from the AP seeking comment. He is not taking part in the Browns' "voluntary" offseason conditioning program and remains in California with his family. His wife, Jaclyn, recently gave birth to the couple's third daughter. Browns coach Pat Shurmur said the team will abide by Goodell's ruling. "We will respect the Commissioner's decision," Shurmur said in a statement. "Scott is a valued member of the Cleveland Browns, and we look forward to his participation in our offseason program and training camp." According to the league, Hargrove, who signed as a free agent with Green Bay in March "actively obstructed the league's 2010 investigation into the program by being untruthful to investigators." The league said evidence showed Hargrove told a player on another team that Minnesota quarterback Brett Favre was the target of a large bounty during the NFC champi-

onship in 2010. A Packers spokesman said the team will not comment on Hargrove's suspension. Fujita and Hargrove are allowed to participate in their team's offseason programs and can play in exhibition games before their suspensions start. Fujita's involvement in the Saints' illegal bounty program — the league called it a "leadership role" — would seem to contradict many of his beliefs. Active in social causes, Fujita is an executive member of the players' union and has worked diligently to raise awareness for player safety. Before last year's labor lockout, Fujita questioned the league's desire to expand to an 18-game schedule, saying it would only lead to further injuries. "They are asking you to play more games and put yourself at more risk," he said, "and they are also asking us to take a pay cut." Fujita signed a threeyear, $14 million contract with the Browns on May 7, 2010. It didn't take him long to have an impact on the team. He was elected a team captain in his first season and started nine straight games before injuring his knee, undergoing surgery and going on injured reserve. Last season, Fujita started 10 games — he

missed one with a concussion — before breaking his right hand in two places on Nov. 27 against Cincinnati. Fujita played most of the game after injuring his hand, not realizing how badly he was hurt. He eventually had surgery. If Fujita is unavailable to start the season, the Browns are better prepared to play without him than a year ago. When Fujita was injured in December, Chris Gocong shifted over to the strongside position for the five games and played well. Kaluka Maiava showed promise while taking over for Gocong and the Browns could use that formation again if Fujita is out. Also, the Browns selected Nevada's MichaelJames Johnson in last week's draft. He can play inside or outside linebacker and will likely be given a chance to win a starting job. The team added Texas linebacker Emmanuel Acho in the sixth round. The Packers signed Hargrove to bolster a pass rush that hasn't been the same since Cullen Jenkins left as a free agent last year. Hargrove had three sacks in 15 games for Seattle last season and appeared to have his career on the rebound after a substance abuse problem led to him being suspended for one year in 2008.

OCEANSIDE, Calif. (AP) — Junior Seau, a superstar homegrown who was the fist-pumping, emotional leader of the San Diego Chargers for 13 years, was found shot to death at his home Wednesday morning in what police said appeared to be a suicide. He was 43. Police Chief Frank McCoy said Seau's girlfriend reported finding him unconscious with a gunshot wound to the chest and lifesaving efforts were unsuccessful. A gun was found near him, McCoy said. Police said no suicide note was found and they didn't immediately know who the gun was registered to. Seau's death in Oceanside, in northern San Diego County, stunned the region he represented with almost reckless abandon. The same intensity that got the star linebacker ejected for fighting in his first exhibition game helped carry the Chargers to their only Super Bowl, following the 1994 season. A ferocious tackler, he'd leap up, pump a fist and kick out a leg after dropping a ball carrier or quarterback. "It's a sad thing. It's hard to understand," said Bobby Beathard, who as Chargers general manager took Seau out of Southern California with the fifth pick overall in the 1990 draft. "He was really just a great guy. If you drew up a player you'd love to have the opportunity to draft and have on the team and as a teammate, Junior and Rodney (Harrison), they'd be the kind of guys you'd like to have." Quarterback Stan Humphries recalled that Seau did everything at the same speed, whether it was practicing, lifting weights or harassing John Elway. "The intensity, the smile, the infectious attitude, it carried over to all the other guys," said Humphries, who was shocked that Seau is now the eighth player from the '94 Super Bowl team to die. Seau's mother appeared before reporters outside the former player's house, weeping uncontrollably. "I don't understand ...

Cubs hit two homers in 3-1 win over Reds Samardzija shuts down Cincinnati CINCINNATI (AP) — Bryan LaHair and Ian Stewart hit solo homers — a major outburst for the power-challenged Chicago Cubs — and Jeff Samardzija pitched into the eighth inning on Wednesday night for a 3-1 victory over the Cincinnati Reds. The Cubs opened the rain-shortened series with only their third multihomer game of the season. They managed only nine home runs in April, the fewest in the majors. LaHair's shot off Bronson Arroyo (1-1) gave him six overall. Samardzija (3-1) allowed three hits in 7 2-3 innings and contained Jay Bruce, holding the NL's player of the week to a harmless double. Carlos Marmol retired all three batters in the ninth for his second save in four chances, finishing off the combined three-hitter. The Cubs have had only six save opportunities this season, underscoring their early struggles. It was the second

straight impressive start for Samardzija, who spent much of the last four seasons in the bullpen. In his last outing May 24, he struck out a career-high nine Cardinals in 6 2-3 innings of a win. His fastball was still regularly hitting 96 mph in the eighth inning Wednesday, when he left after giving up a two-out walk. He threw 94 pitches, 60 of them strikes, and fanned seven. Bruce went 10 for 21 last week with homers in four straight games. He needed a homer on Wednesday to tie the club record — Ted Kluszewski, Johnny Bench, Ken Griffey Jr. and Adam Dunn all homered in five straight. Bruce flied out, grounded out and doubled. LaHair led off the second inning with his sixth of the season off Arroyo, who gave up a club-record 46 homers last season when he pitched with mononucleosis and a sore BEN ROBINSON/GOBUCCS.COM PHOTO lower back. He's been betCovington’s Bryton Lear makes contact Wednesday. ter so far.

I'm shocked," Luisa Seau cried out. Her son gave no indication of a problem when she spoke to him by phone earlier this week, she said. "He's joking to me, he called me a 'homegirl,'" she said. Seau's death follows the suicide last year of former Chicago Bears player Dave Duerson, who also shot himself in the chest. In October 2010, Seau survived a 100-foot plunge down a seaside cliff in his SUV, hours after he was arrested for investigation of domestic violence at the Oceanside home he shared with his girlfriend. The woman had told authorities that Seau assaulted her during an argument. There was no evidence of drugs or alcohol involved in the crash and Seau told authorities he fell asleep while driving. He sustained minor injuries. "I just can't imagine this, because I've never seen Junior in a down frame of mind," Beathard said. "He was always so upbeat and he would keep people up. He practiced the way he played. He made practice fun. He was a coach's dream. He was an amazing guy as well as a player and a person. This is hard to believe." Seau's ex-wife, Gina, told the Union-Tribune San Diego that he texted her and each of their three children separate messages: "I love you." "We're all in shock," she said. "We're beyond sad and beyond shocked. The kids and I are just huddled together at home. There is no way to make sense of this." Seau, who played in the NFL for parts of 20 seasons, is the eighth member of San Diego's lone Super Bowl team who has died, all before the age of 45. Lew Bush, Shawn Lee, David Griggs, Rodney Culver, Doug Miller, Curtis Whitley and Chris Mims are the others. Seau's also is among a few recent, unexpected deaths of NFL veterans. Duerson's family has filed a wrongful death suit against the NFL, claiming the league didn't do enough to prevent or treat concussions.

Buccs respond to ‘tongue-lashing’ Pound way to 18-6 win PLEASANT HILL — It was a good thing for Covington that Tuesday's game at Newton was called after one inning of play due to weather and resumed on Wednesday. That's because Newton had built a 4-0 first inning lead thanks to a lackluster effort by Covington. "Tuesday night we were not looking good and today we looked bad in warmups," said Covington coach Mitch Hirsch. "We weren't ready to play and I lit into them (the kids) pretty good." And the Buccs responded by taking by outscoring the Indians 18-2 in four innings of action on Wednesday to win by a runrule, 18-6. Six Buccaneers had two-hit cages; Bryton Lear, Sheldon Rank, Justin Williams, Ryan Craft, Kyler Deeter and Ryan Boehringer, while Brock Smith doubled to score two runs. Rank doubled and tripled in the contest, while Deeter homered. Williams and Boehringer also doubled for the Buccs. Steven Blei went the distance on the mound to pick up the win. He struck out 11 batters on the night. "Steven threw well," Hirsch said. "He threw it by them with his fastball and did a nice job of mixing in his curve ball." Covington is riding a four-game win streak. "We better be ready to play tomorrow, because Tri-Village is having a good season," said Hirsch. "Hopefully we are focused and can keep it going." Covington will host Tri-Village today.

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