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for West Milton resident and videographer Tom Mayor. One that was showcased Thursday evening at the first-ever River Summit hosted by the Middle Great Miami River Watershed AlBY BETHANY J. ROYER liance at the Fort Piqua Plaza. “I didn’t know we had a scenic Staff Writer river program three years ago,” said Mayor, whose son had asked PIQUA — What began as an for the meaning behind the state innocent question from a child See River/Page 11 turned into a three-year project




Relay for Life kicks off today The Miami County Relay for Life will be held today and Sunday at the County FairMiami grounds. See Page 9 for a complete schedule of Relay for Life events.

Director and producer of “Call of the Scenic River,” Tom Mayor speaks to those in attendance for the city’s first River Summit held at the Fort Piqua Plaza Thursday evening.

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PIQUA — Truer words could not have been spoken to the academicians of the city’s governm e n t academy c l a s s Wednesday that brought the more than two-dozen participants to the water treatment plant on State Route 66. It was Don Freisthler, water system superintendent, who said that, “Water is the lifeblood of the community.” Especially for a city such as Piqua that depends on the Great Miami River, Frantz Pond, Echo Lake, Swift Run Lake and Rocky Ridge Lake, also known as the Gravel Pit for drinking water.

WILL E SANDERS/STAFF PHOTO This week’s Remote FOR PHOTO REPRINTS, GO TO WWW.DAILYCALL.COM Possibilities features a A group of Piqua fifth-graders form a human zipper along the ground as D.A.R.E. volunteers and high school story on “Masterpiece role models roll the Earth Ball from one end of the zipper to the other. It was one of several activities taking Theatre” performance place during D.A.R.E. Day this year, which was held at Garbry Big Woods. starring Benedict Cumberpatch. Also look for complete television listings and other features. tion of an entire school year’s worth D.A.R.E. officer Jerry Fogt, also a of hard work and learning why they Piqua police officer, said the annual Moments D.A.R.E. Day is a reward for the stushould lead a drug-free life. in Time dents who have been learning of the Students from Wilder, WashingBY WILL E SANDERS ton, Bennett and Piqua Catholic dangers and risks of tobacco, alcohol In 1943, all Lear Avia Staff Writer spent the morning and early after- and other dangerous drugs. radio production moved “We do this as a reward for them noon undertaking a variety of games from Piqua to a plant in doing all of their lesson plans and esand lesson plans as a reward for Grand Rapids, Mich. PIQUA — More than 300 fifthCourtesy of the Piqua Public Library grade students in the city spent Fri- their hard work this year with the says all year,” Fogt said. “We do this day at Garbry Big Woods for D.A.R.E. program, which stands for to show them all of the other things Lottery See D.A.R.E./Page 4 D.A.R.E. Day, which is the culmina- Drug Abuse Resistance Education. See Water/Page 4 CLEVELAND (AP) — Friday’s lottery numbers: Night Drawings: ■ Rolling Cash 5 16-25-29-34-37 ■ Pick 3 Numbers 4-2-9 ■ Pick 4 Numbers 0-6-0-6 Day Drawings: ■ Midday 3 BY KATIE YANTIS 5-8-6 Ohio Community Media ■ Midday 4 BY WILL E SANDERS 9-8-5-4 For Mega Millions, visit Staff Writer PIQUA — He is one of the few. | He is one of the proud. PIQUA — The largest Index After 10 years, notable and most successful food awards and four and half Classified ...............15-17 drive in the nation is comComics ........................13 ing to the front porches years away from the Entertainment ...............7 and mailboxes of Piqua United States, one local PHOTO Horoscopes.................13 and the surrounding resident has started Piqua resident Brian Wilson, third from right, stands with his squad PROVIDED during a tour telling his personal stories Local ........................5, 11 counties next Saturday in Iraq. of war. Milestones.....................8 during the 19th annual Piqua resident Brian sports and stuff,” Wilson Wilson said he and his tively different moments. Money Matters ............10 Stamp Out Hunger Food Wilson would have never said. “But what it boiled friend didn’t walk out of “We didn’t tell our parObituaries......................4 Drive. imagined he would experi- down to was me and a the office until they signed ents we were doing it,” WilOpinion ..........................5 Kris Brown, organizer ence in 10 years what he friend of mine talked on to be “one of the few son said. “We sat in his Public Record ...............7 and Piqua Post Office letdid when he walked into about joining the Army. and one of the proud.” truck and looked at each Sports.....................18-19 ter carrier, said city and the U.S. Marines recruit- When we walked into the “We didn’t even get past other with this look of State/Nation ................12 rural mail routes will re- ing office several years recruiter’s office, the Ma- the door,” Wilson said with ‘what did we just do?’ The Weather .........................5 ceive a reminder about ago. rine’s office was right on a little laugh as he looked second moment was that Stamp Out Hunger next Wilson said he always the left hand side and the back on the beginning of we were excited and bragweek before the Stamp has been an active person, Army was all at the end. his military days. ging to our friends about Out Hunger Food Drive is but he became a Marine The recruiter came out After the letters were it.” held on Saturday, May 12. partially by accident. and asked us ‘Why would signed, Wilson said he and 6 2 “I kind of always was in you go down there?’” See Stamp Out/Page 4 his cohort had two distinc- See Piqua soldier/Page 11 7 4 8 2 5 8 2 1 0 1

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Nursing: The Health of a Nation This year’s theme for National work on the front lines and behind the Nursing Week is a continuation of the scenes. Not only do they assist physicians in campaign “Nursing: The Health of a administering direct care, they work to eduNation”. Without nurses, we would cate community members about hygiene, suffer through longer waits at our safe sex practices, disease control, and dispublicly funded health institutions, ease prevention. They are the front-line care our elderly and bed-ridden would be givers in hospital emergency rooms, medical forced to endure the agony of clinic clinics, learning institutions, and homes for waiting rooms, and our children and the elderly. teens would know a lot less about how In many of Canada’s remote northern to keep in good health. communities, often the only health care Sponsored by the Canadian practitioner who lives on-site and treats peoNurses Association, National Nursing ple is a registered nurse or nurse practiWeek is a celebration of those who The men and women who practise nursing are the front-line tioner. These women and men are all-in-one: work in public health clinics, hospi- healthcare providers in every community. they deal with emergencies, take care of vactals and clinics, and private and cination programs, educate the public about home-care organizations. CNA president Judith Shamian says it health and reproductive issues, and of course they often serve as is a time to “acknowledge and celebrate nursing — a profession in counsellor-friends to community members. which going above and beyond is a daily occurrence.” This year, let’s all find a way to recognize the nurses who work The CAN represents just over 145,000 registered nurses who hard to make our healthcare system accessible and efficient.

Nurse, Oh Nurse! By Tresa Erickson They check your blood pressure. They measure your height and weight. They listen to your heartbeat. They perform routine exams and sometimes even prescribe medication. They are nurses and they are responsible for many tasks in health care. there Fortunately, are hundreds of nurses of different types. Types of nurses in the United States include: • Licensed practical nurses. Nurses in this group typically have two years of training in nursing and have passed state and national boards. Many work under the supervision of physicians in offices, clinics and hospitals, while others work under the

supervision of registered nurses in longterm care facilities. Registered • nurses. Nurses in this group usually have a bachelor’s degree in nursing, plus many hours of clinical experience. They may practice nursing or perform any number of jobs from educators, managers and executives to therapists, mentors and researchers in a variety of settings. • Advanced practice nurses. Nurses in this group have a master’s degree or higher in nursing and may have addicertificates. tional They may practice as certified nurse midwives, nurse practitioners, clinical nurse specialists or certified registered nurse anesthetists. • Doctorally prepared nurses. Nurses

in this group have a Ph.D. or another doctoral degree specializing in research and nursing. clinical Some practice nursing, while others teach and do research in the field of nursing. Although they are not technically considered nurses, there are other groups in health care that work alongside nurses and could be considered of nursing. part These include: • Nursing assistants. Individuals in this group may be certified and assist nurses in many ways from taking vital signs to providing hygienic care. Many work in hospitals and long-term care facilities. • Orderlies. Individuals in this group often help nurses transfer patients and

Fair Haven Shelby County Home would like to salute our Nursing Staff in honor of

Nurses’ Day & Week May 2012 Fair Haven would like to give a special thank you to the LPNs and RNs that serve here with us: Cathy Benesh, RN, DON Cara Abele, RN Mary Coleman, RN Cleo DeWeese, RN Brandi Glass, R Jennifer Hall, RN Chris Montague, RN Chris Morrison, RN Betty Moyler, RN Ashley Neal, RN Deidre Stanley, RN Robert Arnett, LPN

Leigh Bashore, LPN Jennifer Beaver, LPN Melissa Bowser, LPN Ruthanna Clayton, LPN Alice Clem, LPN Leah Conrad, LPN Stacy Crawford, LPN Dana Dieringer, LPN Yvonne Ditmer, LPN Jessica Fleming, LPN Deb Hackett, LPN Susan Holthaus, LPN

Kari Jackson, LPN Allison Kocher, LPN Holly Latham, LPN Amanda Latimer, LPN Erica Lentz, LPN Terri Livesay, LPN Nick Pellman, LPN Stacy Prouty, LPN Ashley Sherman, LPN Sharon Wise, LPN Shirley Rickey, RN- Adult Day Services

Fair Haven has much to be proud of... from such dedication and commitment to the field of nursing.

assist them with other duties. • Technicians. Individuals in this group often perform duties typically associated with nursing, such as passing out medication or drawing blood. They may work as certimedication fied aides, phlebotomy technicians, surgical technologists and machine operators. Individuals who work in the field of nursing play many different roles. Whether a technician or a registered nurse, all are important and make vital contributions to health care and to the care of patients in general. They are heroes to many.

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Name That Nurse By Tresa Erickson

You eat right, you work out daily and you see your doctor regularly. So do a lot of other patients, which usually results in some time in the waiting room. Sometimes, you bring along a book, sometimes you page through the magazines at the office, and sometimes you just sit there with little to do. The next time you’ve waiting patiently to see your doctor and are looking for something to flex your brain muscles, try this quiz on TV nurses. 1) What TV nurse was nicknamed “Hot Lips”? 2) Who played Hot Lips? 3) Which of the nurses on Trapper John, M.D. went way back with Dr. McIntyre to his M*A*S*H days? 4) Who replaced the answer to #3 when actress Mary McCarty died? 5) What Trapper John nurse was nicknamed “Ripples”? 6) Who played Nurse Dixie McCall on Emergency? 7) How many nurses were routinely seen on Marcus Welby, M.D.? What were their names

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and who played them? 8) Who played Nurse Mary Benjamin on Nurse? 9) What was the name of Dr. Harry Weston’s nurse on Empty Nest? Who played the role? 10) How many nurses were featured in Nurses, the spinoff of Empty Nurse? 11) Which of the spinoff’s nurses had a germ phobia? 12) Which of the spinoff’s nurses was pregnant with Dr. Kaplan’s child by series end? 13) Who played Nurse Colleen McMurphy on China Beach? 14) Which of the nurses on Chicago Hope was married to Dr. Aaron Shutt? 15) Who played Nurse Maggie Atkisson on Chicago Hope? 16) What ER character started off their series run as a nurse and ended it as a doctor? 17) Who replaced the answer to #16 as head nurse? 18) Which ER nurse who left County General with twins in tow appeared on the series finale? 19) Which of the characters on That ’70s Show was a nurse? Who played the role? 20) Which of the nurses on Scrubs married Dr. Christopher Turk? 21) Which of the nurses on Scrubs died in a car accident? 22) Which of the characters on 8 Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter was a nurse? Who played the role? 23) How many nurses were the focus of the series Mercy? 24) Which of the Mercy nurses had served in Iraq?


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25) Which of the Mercy nurses had just graduated? 26) Who plays the lead on Nurse Jackie? 27) Where in the hospital does Nurse Jackie Peyton work? 28) Who plays Zoey Barkow, a nursing student that works with Peyton? 29) Who plays the lead on HawthoRNe? 30) What is the lead character’s name? What was their name originally? Answers: 1) Major Margaret Houlihan of M*A*S*H, 2) Loretta Swit, 3) Clara “Starch” Willoughby played by Mary McCarty, 4) Ernestine Shoop played by Madge Sinclair, 5) Gloria Brancusi played by Christopher Norris, 6) Julie London, 7) Two, Consuelo Lopez played by Elena Verdugo and Kathleen Faverty played by Sharon Gless, 8) Michael Learned, 9) LaVerne Todd played by Park Overall, 10) Five, Annie Roland played by Arnetia Walker, Sandy Miller played by Stephanie Hodge, Julie Milbury played by Mary Jo Keenan, Gina Cuevas played by Ada Maris and Greg Vincent played by Jeff Altman, 11) Julie, 12) Gina, 13) Dana Delaney, 14) Camille Shutt played by Roxanne Hart, 15) Robyn Lively, 16) Abby Lockhart played by Maura Tierney, 17) Sam Taggart played by Linda Cardellini, 18) Carol Hathaway played by Julianna Margulies, 19) Kitty Forman played by Debra Jo Rupp, 20) Carla Espinosa played by Judy Reyes, 21) Laverne Roberts played by Aloma Wright, 22) Cate Hennessy played by Katey Sagal, 23) Three, Veronica Flanagan Callahan played by Taylor Schilling, Sonia Jimenez played by Jaime Lee Kirchner and Chloe Payne played by Michelle Trachtenberg, 24) Veronica, 25) Chloe, 26) Edie Falco, 27) Emergency room, 28) Merritt Wever, 29) Jada Pinkett Smith, 30) Christina Hawthorne, who was originally Nancy Hawthorne How did you do? Yearning for more? Try naming some other TV show nurses and the actors who played them. Who, for example, played nurses Haleh Adams and Malik McGrath on ER? That’s right. Yvette Freeman and Deezer D. What about the two nurses on Grey’s Anatomy who played the love interests of Dr. Derek Shepherd and Dr. Miranda Bailey, respectively? Yeah, Lauren Stamile played Rose and Daniel Sunjata played Eli.


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Brandt indicted in Montgomery Co. Suspect also faces multiple charges in Miami County STAFF REPORTS DAYTON — Indictments were filed against 39-year-old Kenneth H. Brandt of Troy and 31year-old Patrick Rieder of Dayton, for the rape of a child under the age of 13, Montgomery County Prosecutor Mat Heck Jr. announced Friday.

Brandt is the adopted father of the victim, who is a m i n o r. B r a n d t BRANDT brought the victim from their home in Troy to Rieder’s home in Dayton. The evidence shows that during this encounter, both Rieder and the adoptive father engaged in sexual conduct

with the child. The defendants had met in an online chat room, and eventually agreed to meet. Brandt was indicted on three counts of rape of a child under 13, and four counts of complicity to commit rape of a child under 13. Reider was indicted on four counts of rape of a child under 13. All counts are first-degree felony charges and carry a possible sentence of 10 years to life. Both defendants also were indicted

with sexually violent predator specifications, which would make the sentences 25 years to life. Brandt in March was indicted on 31 felony charges in Miami County for similar activity. “Child abuse, especially child sexual abuse, is always upsetting. It’s especially disturbing in this case because not only did Brandt allow a stranger to sexually molest his child, he also abused his own child,” Heck said.

Stamp Out Continued from page 1 “It’s the largest one-day food drive in the United States,” said Brown, who has assisted with the food drive for years. “It’s always on the second Saturday in May.” Those wishing to set out items for the food drive are asked to place the items in a plastic bag, which can be left out at a resident’s mailbox or sitting on their front porch. The food drive will not accept items that are past their expiration dates or used food items. Brown said the collection of food in Piqua on average is right around 7,000 pounds of food, and that the largest amount received in a year once weighed more than 8,000. Among just some of the Last year, approxi- items the food drive is mately 6,372 pounds of do- specifically looking for innated items. cludes canned tuna,

also be taking place May 12 in the villages of Covington and Fletcher, Brown said. Brown encouraged anyone who can give something to do so. “It may be them some day (needing food) with the way things are going,” Brown said. Once the non-perishable food items are collected they will be delivered to area food banks. The food banks the items will be donated to are Greene Street United Methodist Church, St. James Episcopal Church, the Bethany Center and Victory Baptist Church. He said he and fellow postal workers enjoy the day because it allows them to “give back to the comchicken, canned pasta, ce- munity.” For more information, real, rice, peanut butter www.helpstamand microwavable items. visit Similar food drives will

Water Continued from page 1 Along with Freisthler, David Burtner, director of utilities, and Devon Alexander, stormwater coordinator, spoke to those congregated in the 87-year-old facility, the cool environs of class number five showcasing the aging plant’s continued accomplishments, such as pumping and treating 1.0 billion gallons of water in 2011 alone. Serving the populace with adequate and safe drinking water is no easy endeavor, as the employees of the utilities division operate and maintain the 7.0 million gallon per day treatment plant, as well as, pump stations, more than 100

miles of water main, and four water storage tanks. However, maintenance is only one of the many aspects the department employees tackle as they oversee chemical analysis, keep log book recordings and do bacteria lab testing — all within EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) standards and regulations. Last year, the department added a few more tasks to its repertoire; acquiring land for a potential new water treatment plant along with its preliminary design, performed a source water study, and have begun work on water loss issues within the city. Freisthler also spoke on continued discussions about the city’s future

water treatment plant; whether to build new or join with the city of Troy. It is an issue that required an in-depth study by RA consultants LLC with results available on the city’s website. Alexander helped attendees better understand storm water runoff and the consequences of litter and chemicals such as oil, grease and pesticides, even bacteria from pet waste, getting into catch basins. These basins do not transport water back to the treatment facility, as many may assume, but to rivers and lakes. An element that, left uncontrolled, harms fish, plants, drinking water supplies and the watershed. The stormwater coordi-

nator also spoke of the recent stream restoration project at the Echo Hills Golf Course, the impending arrival of a weed harvester purchased through a grant thanks to the Lundgard Foundation Association, continued public education and a Piqua GIS (Geographical Information System) that helped to pinpoint every catch basin, manhole and pipe within the city. Burtner gave an overview of the department’s restructuring through the years, and how dedication to supplying the residents of Piqua with the highest quality of drinking water and service. Next week, academicians will visit the waste water treatment plant.

them. “Statistics show us that will happen in junior high,” he said. “That is just a few years away for them.” Thankfully, Fogt said, the weather cooperated, though it did start raining toward the end of the event. “The weather has been

great,” Fogt said at around noon. The children spent the day going from various locations and were engaged in different activities, including fishing, pond exploration, a scavenger hunt and playing with the Earth ball. The D.A.R.E. program was developed in 1983 in

Los Angeles and is now implemented in more than 75 percent of schools nationwide and in more than 40 countries. The program is a police officer-led series of classroom lessons that teaches children of all ages how to resist peer pressure and live productive, drug- and violence-free lives.

D.A.R.E. Continued from page 1 they can do that are legal and outdoors.” And the event could not be held for a better age group, Fogt added, because many of the students will soon be facing peer pressure situations and the likelihood that drugs will be offered to

Piqua City Schools events PIQUA — The following events and programs are taking place in Piqua City Schools: • Congratulations to Piqua High School students Nathan Burkholder and Rachel Harker for being selected to Buckeye Boys and Girls State. Buckeye State is a week of accelerated learning for students interested in government. Students work with officials in each area of the government and gain first-hand

knowledge of the political process. This opportunity will take place on an Ohio college campus this summer. • Piqua High School Junior Alex Tamplin wa chosen to attend the Mission: Veterans to DC group, which left Friday for Washington, D.C. Alex was selected from his application and letter he wrote to the veterans thanking them for their service. While in Washington, D.C., he will be tour-

ing memorials and helping with a special flag presentation at the Pentagon. • Nicklin Learning Center partnered with the city of Piqua on Friday, April 27, for an Arbor Day Celebration at Kiwanis Park. A tree was planted in honor of Colleen Noonan, a long time resident of Piqua who passed away earlier this year. The Nicklin Learners recited the poem “Trees” by Joyce Kilmer and assisted in

planting the tree. • In celebration of Arbor Day, the students in Rebecca Doak’s and Kristen Mitchem’s third-grade classrooms at Favorite Hill Primary School held a school-wide ice pop sale to benefit the National Arbor Day Foundation. The money raised will go toward the reforestation of the National Forests. Each dollar donated will plant one tree according to the National Arbor Day Foundation website.

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Verda Marie Karn PIQUA — Verda Marie Karn, 98, of Concord Avenue, Piqua, died at 3:25 a . m . Friday, May 4, 2012, a t Piqua Manor Nursi n g Home. She w a s KARN b o r n Aug. 21, 1913, in St. Louis, Mo. to the late Harry and Edith (Johnston) Popp. She married Dale E. Karn who preceded her in death in August 1959. Survivors include two sons, Dale E. (Mary Jane) Karn Jr. of Piqua and Thomas L. (Joyce) Karn of Sidney; two daughters, Barbara (Lee) Landis of Middletown and Karen M. Hudson of Piqua; 16 grandchildren; and 30 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by

a brother. Mrs. Karn attended Piqua City Schools and in addition to being a wonderful homemaker she worked as a clerk at the Piqua Revco Drug Store for nineteen years. She was a member of Westminster Presbyterian Church and the VFW Post 4874 Auxiliary. In addition to her family she enjoyed playing Bingo. A service to honor her life will begin at 10 a.m. Tuesday, at the Jamieson & Yannucci Funeral Home with the Rev. Kazy Blocher Hinds officiating. Burial will follow at Highland Cemetery, Covington. Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Miami County Inc., P.O. Box 502, Troy, OH 45373. Condolences to the family may also be expressed through

Rev. Dr. Jack E. Wiltheiss PERRYSVILLE — The Rev. Dr. Jack E. Wiltheiss, 83, of rural Perrysville, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, May 4, 2012, following a short illness. He was born Oct. 26, 1928, in Miami County, and was the son of the late Ernest and Edyth (Knoop) Wiltheiss. He was a 1947 graduate of Lena Conover High School and completed his education at Tennessee Temple College of Chattanooga, Tenn. During his lengthy career, he served congregations of the General Assembly of Regular Baptist Churches, first at Millerstown Community Church of St. Paris, and 24 years at the First Baptist Church of Valley City, retiring in March of 1991. Following his retirement, he moved to the Perrysville area. He was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church, Ashland. Jack was well-known by his friends and fellow pastors as “Jack The Baptist.” He is survived by his wife, Glenna (Reed) Wiltheiss, whom he married Nov. 9, 1949; two sons, Gaylord (Patricia) Wiltheiss of Norton and Samuel (Cindy) Wiltheiss of Rockford, Mich.; two daughters, Ellen Fitzenrider of Berea and Susan (Brian) Wilson of Ashland; nine grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; one brother, Robert Wiltheiss

of Piqua; and five sisters, Lois Boehringer of Piqua, Nellie Thornton of Erie, Pa., Janet Maxon of Conover, Peggy Drennan of Cadis, Ky,, and Carla Van Hoogen of Boise, Idaho. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Donald and Ernest Wiltheiss; and four sisters, Betty Charity, Mildred Weatherhead, Doris Elifritz, and Carol Jane Woods. Friends may call from 46 p.m. Monday in Calvary Baptist Church, Ashland, where services will follow at 6 p.m. with the Rev. Harry Strachan officiating. Another funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the Union Baptist Church, Peterson Road, Troy, with the Rev. Oren Thomas officiating. Friends may call one hour prior to those services in the church. Burial will be in Fletcher Cemetery, Fletcher. Memorial contributions may be made to the Mission Fund of Calvary Baptist Church, 220 Davis Avenue, Ashland, OH 44805 or Hospice of North Central Ohio, 1050 Dauch Drive, Ashland, OH 44805. The Byerly-Lindsey Funeral Home, Loudonville, is honored to be serving the Wiltheiss family. Online condolences may be left for the family by visiting

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Rain will give way to some sun There will be a 20 percent chance of a morning shower today, turning less humid and a slight chance of rain will linger across the south in the afternoon. The high will be 78. Sunday will be partly sunny and pleasant with a high near 80. High: 78 Low: 60.




Springcreek K-Kids recently spent a Saturday morning helping clean Greene Street Church as part of a “Make A Difference Day” in the community. They also did some cleaning and gardening at Springcreek School. They enjoyed a lunch at McDonalds when the work was completed. This project was sponsored by a State Farm Good Neighbor Service-Learning Grant. At right, Coby Shepard sweeps a bench while inset several K-Kids dust the benches.

Another month of honors and congratulations at Piqua Catholic • Happy NationalTeacherAppreciation Week (May 7-11) to our Piqua Catholic teachers and all other educators in our community. The week long celebration is a time to honor students’ mentors and show gratitude to those who are making a significant difference in the lives of our youth. Thank you teachers for investing in our future. • Congratulations to three Piqua Catholic educators who were honored this week in Dayton for their commitment and service to catholic education. They and their colleagues are the soul of the school’s success and say teaching is more than a profession; it is a vocation.The MiamiValley Catholic Education Council awarded teachers Lori Williams, Patti Kiefer, and Heather Lindeman for 10 years’ service. • Congratulations to our second graders who received the sacraments of First Reconciliation and First Eucharist. Part of the preparation included the annual Jesus Day. Students reflected on an impressive knowledge of their faith and enthusiasm for the special occasion.The children made cinnamon bread and learned about the Body Of Christ needing all members (represented by the ingredients) to make a whole church. They also made “Jesus Books” to help them connect the different symbols that represent Christ to their understanding of faith.

LIZ ROBBINS Director of Development and Involvement Piqua Catholic School • A deepening faith is the cornerstone of the Sacrament of Confirmation. Congratulations to this year’s candidates who successfully grew in their commitment to Jesus Christ and strengthened their bond with the Catholic Church. It is this special grace by which faith is deepened for the young adults. • Piqua Catholic students lived their faith through participation in Operation Rice Bowl. The annual Lenten appeal asks students to fill symbolic cardboard rice bowls with money that then feed the hungry around the world. A portion of the money stays in the United States. Students donated close to 8-hundred dollars. • May Crowning May Devotions to the BlessedVirgin Mary refer to special

Marian Devotions held in the Catholic Church during the month of May honoring the Virgin Mary as “the Queen of May.” May devotions have existed throughout the Roman Catholic Church since the 16th century and since that time have been a regular feature of Catholic life.Cassidy Hemm had the honor of crowning the Blessed Virgin. Her attendants were Sophia Dunn and Olivia Gorman.The banner carrier was Nick Neumeier. All participants were voted on by the eighth grade class. Carrying Mary’s crown was thirdgrader Lexi Casillas. • Sixth-graders are entrepreneurs in training as they prepare to open the fifth annual Piqua Catholic Mini Mall. This hands-on learning experience exposes students to factors of production, demand,labor,costs and profit margins. Students are required to make a product that is desirable, attractive, and durable. Students then market and sell their wares and donate proceeds to a nonprofit organization. • Thank you to the community and volunteers for supporting the teachers’ Annual Chicken Dinner Fundraiser. Over five hundred dinners were prepared. All proceeds from the tasty meal benefit the tuition assistance program at Piqua Catholic.

In brief Special Treats for Mom’s Day PIQUA — Boys and girls in K-4th grade will enjoy making delicious truffles and a treat box to put them in just in time for Mom for Mother’s Day from 6-7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 10. Instructors Jennifer Anderson, Kelly Bornhorst and Collin Shepard also will help each child design the gift box for that special someone. Fee for the class is $10 along with a youth YWCA membership of $10. For more information or registration, stop at the YWCA Piqua at 418 N. Wayne St., call 773-6626, or e-mail

Better balance ... PIQUA — Want to improve your balance, flexibility and reduce your risk of

falling? Join in a 4-week class session instructed by Fred Verceles beginning Monday, May 14. Classes will be held from 10-10:45 a.m. at the YWCA Piqua. “These gentle exercises and the hints we provide will help strengthen the body to prevent falls,” Verceles said. “Balance Movement classes help individuals of all ages reduce their risk of falling through strength, flexibility and balance exercise. This program is especially great for those 60 years and older. The 45-minute classes includes exercises in proper walking techniques, balance exercises, weight shifting, core strengthening and stretching. It is a low impact class.” Participants are asked to wear comfortable clothes and flat soled shoes. Bring bottled water and a friend. Fee for the 4-week session

is $20 along with a YWCA adult membership ($30 plus applicable taxes). For more information or to register for the class, stop at the YWCA Piqua at 418 N. Wayne St., call 773-6626 or

Yoga Classes at the YWCA Piqua PIQUA — Join Katie Nardechia for the new 5week session of Yoga at the YWCA Piqua beginning May 7. Classes will run from 6:157:30 p.m. Monday nights. Throughout the class a variety of “asanas,” (postures), will be taught and practiced. Some of these postures are seated and some are standing. Classes end with relaxation, which leaves those in the class feeling rejuvenated and most importantly, present in the moment. Cost for the program is

$38 for the 5-week session. Membership ($30 plus applicable taxes) is also required for participation. For more information or registration, stop at the YWCA Piqua at 418 N. Wayne St., call 773-6626, or e-mail

BOE to meet BRADFORD — The Bradford Board of Education will meet in executive session at 5:20 p.m. Wednesday, May 9.

Advisory committee to meet COVINGTON — The Covington Schools Building Advisory Committee will meet at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 9, in the high school commons.

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Burglary: Police responded to the 1500 block Criminal damage: Po- of Nicklin Avenue on the lice responded to the 500 report of a residential burblock of Orr Street after a glary with property stolen. father believed his son’s bike tire was intentionally Theft: Police responded flattened by a neighbor. to the 900 block of South Main Street after items Criminal damage: Po- were stolen from a vehicle. lice responded to the 500 block of South College Theft: Police responded Street after it was re- to Elder-Beerman, 987 E. ported that a male subject Ash St., after a juvenile fewas using spray paint on male was caught shoplifta building. The suspect ing. ran off once police arrived, but he was later appreSex offense: Police are hended and charged with investigating a possible

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Age: 1 Birthdate: May 6, 2011 Parents: Rob and Jodi Chapman of Russia Sisters: Jilian and Izzi Grandparents: Dennis and Cindy Penrod of Piqua, Mark and Shelley Chapman of Troy, Chris Chance Chapman Baugher of Russia and the late Joe Baugher

James Jackson McMaken Age: 5 Birthdate: May 5, 2007 Parents: Jim and Kelly McMaken of Piqua Sibling: Preston Grandparents: Terry and Barbara Wicker of Winchester, Ky. and Craig and Kathy McMaken of Piqua Great-grandparents: Charlyne McMaken of Piqua and John R. Donnelly of Conover Jack McMaken

Capturing memories focus at YWCA luncheon PIQUA — Join Pam Linderson of Hospice and Pam Martin and Lisa BeanBlossom from Covington Care Center as they share ideas on “Keeping the Memories and Staying Healthy” at 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 9, for the YWCA Monthly Luncheon Series. Linderson will focus on tangible things we can do to leave a lasting personal legacy and/or help people you love do the same. “It is important to preserve memories and create memories, and to know the importance of traditions, life lessons and relationships,” she said. “Talking to family members and sharing this valuable information is of utmost importance in every family.” BeanBlossom and Mar-

tin also will give additional ideas on how to capture memories and how to make sharing memories a positive meaningful experience for everyone. The presenters also will offer ideas on staying healthy through eating and by staying active. The program is free and open to the public. A noon luncheon ($5 each) follows the program. Reservations must be made by Monday, May 7. For more information or to make a reservation, stop at the YWCA Piqua at 418 N. Wayne St., call 773-6626 or e-mail A UVMC nurse will be available for free blood pressure and glucose screenings from 10-11 a.m. The YWCA is handicap accessible.


Theft: Police responded to the 900 block of Cottage Avenue after a video game Theft: At least two ve- system, DVDs and several hicles in the area of the other items were stolen 500 block of West High from a residence. Street were illegally entered and some objects of Theft: Police responded value were stolen. Similar to Knights Towing and crimes were also reported Transport, 1241 E. Ash along the 1400 block of St., after a stolen car from Madison Avenue and in Fairborn was recovered. the 400 block of Adams Street. Later on in the day, Theft: Police responded another resident reported to Elder-Beerman, 987 E. another vehicle in the 500 Ash St., after a subject atblock of Kitt Street and tempted to steal clothing. the 500 block of South Downing were entered as The subject was later caught and arrested for well. theft. April 27

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A bad case of wedding bill blues just got my third bill in the mail for an out-of-town wedding this summer. (Many people like to call them “invitations.”) While the brides’ fathers are paying for the receptions, the dresses, the ministers and the honeymoons, I will be paying for plane tickets, rental cars, airport parking, hotel rooms and expensive presents for brides I barely know and the complete strangers they’ll be marrying. Why do phone companies and electric companies still send out old-fashioned “bills” when they could mail fancy invitations on expensive card stock each month that read, “Humongous Utility invites you to celebrate the wedding of Your Money and Our Monopoly on the fifth of the month. Please save the date. RSVP with a gift check in the amount of $115.76. Enclosed is a map with directions to our office if you’d like to drop off your gift in person.” “If it bothers you so much, why don’t you just send a big present and save yourself the grief of attending?” you might ask. Because we’re not going for the bride and groom; we’re going for their parents — the same parents who forgot to mention the money-saving benefits of elopement to their progeny. Have a big wedding, or buy your first house? Have a big wedding, or retire at 40? Or maybe the parents tried it and it didn’t work. Weddings have become a competitive sport. The point of a wedding now is not to celebrate a loving commitment to your life partner, but to make all your friends jealous. I know one father of the bride who offered his daughter $50,000 to JIM MULLEN elope. She wanted a big, fat wedding instead. One Columnist could probably make a good case that anyone who wants a big wedding probably isn’t mature enough to get married. As friends of the parents, we can’t play favorites. Once we make the mistake of attending one out-of-town wedding, we have to go to all of them or we’ll hear, “So you like Daphne’s daughter better than mine?” for the rest of our lives. Maybe in the afterlife, too. Some people can really hold a grudge. Better to shell out the cash than listen to that for the rest of your years. Even if the wedding is not in some exotic, faraway land — “Join us on our wedding cruise to New Zealand,” “Share our love of vertical ice climbing and of each other in Banff,” “Help Chad and Merlot forage all the food for their wedding feast in the Copper Canyon” — it can still run up a tab. You have to buy new clothes; you have to buy a present. Buying a present is pretty easy for us, because we give cash. Our feeling is, let the kids do something smart with it — pay off some of their college loan, save up for their first home, start a 401(k), start a college fund for their children. There are hundreds of ways to invest that money in their future. Or they could spend it on breast enhancements and expensive hubcaps for the groom’s car, as Chad and Merlot did. We are still waiting for the thank-you notes from last summer’s weddings, even though we don’t expect them anymore. Both marriages ended in acrimonious, expensive divorces. Chad wanted to split up the breast enhancements; she wanted her half of the hubcaps. I hear from her parents that Merlot is busy planning her next wedding. That’s one way to get over the heartbreak, I guess. I hope she doesn’t wait too long to send out her next batch of wedding bills, because we can’t attend two weddings at once.


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On the trail of a dog and cat conspiracy

It doesn’t take a dog ne thing I love expert or a rocket scienabout America is tist, or even a dog that at some rocket scientist, to figpoint in time in a pet ure this dilemma out, food laboratory, sciendoes it? tists prescribed the noApparently it does tion of shaping dry dog because every dog food and cat food into biteon the market contains sized versions of people a vast menagerie of arfood. Straying from conWILL E SANDERS tificial colors and dyes, ventional wisdom, this Staff Writer from the delicious and brain trust transformed delectable Red 16 to the the old-fashioned pet bountiful and filling food piece — a round, brown chunk devoid of any artistic qual- Yellow 34. What does it matter? ity — into the shape of turkey legs, frolDogs are color blind. icking fish and other renaissance Again, why are we trying so hard to festival delicacies. Who do we think we are fooling? Am I impress our pets? Some of the expensive dog treats are to believe my dog Silas actually thinks, “Well, it’s shaped like a miniature drum- shaped like and made from bacon. Yeah, stick, so it must not taste like bone meal that’s what dogs need more of, bacon! Want to know why the rest world hates and assorted pig entrails!” Trust me, our animals don’t make the us? Our dogs eat better than they do. connection and it doesn’t comfort them This is ironic of course because in some in the least. If anything, our pets resent Third World countries people eat dogs. Then there are the utterly ridiculous us for it, or perhaps find the practice vegetarian and vegan pet foods. I can’t mocking. I know I would. Not that my dog and four cats even even type that without hysterically look at the food before wolfing it down laughing and taking an enormous bite like orphans. Usually this is in a bid to out of a raw hamburger. When was the see who will vomit on my wooden floor last time you witnessed a wild dog bingthe quickest. Typically I will wind up for- ing on broccoli, snacking on celery or getfully slipping on or in these stomach leisurely enjoying eucalyptus leaves? They are dogs, not koala bears. contents during my next trip to the It’s already bad enough that most vegkitchen. Canned tuna and cheese cat food — etarians and vegans I know obnoxiously cram their misguided dietary restricgets them every time. We don’t even know if cats and dogs tions down my throat in the course of calike the taste of chicken gristle, beef sual conversation, and now they are — liver, pig snout, racehorses and other ob- quite literally — forcing it down the throats of their dogs, too. jects commonly found in hot dogs. Dogs are too fickle of a beast to give a On second thought most dogs will eat anything. I once heard that a German rip about eating ideologies or adverse shepherd caught 90 miles north of Costa agendas toward agriculture. Most dogs Rica reportedly had a barrel, several li- would eat an aluminum can if you let cense plates and seven copies of Al them. At the end of the day it’s just another Gore’s book, “Earth in the Balance,” insuccess story for the fat cats at the corside of its stomach. porate pet food companies who use fancy Or maybe I am thinking of a shark. My point is most dogs have an indis- shapes, bright colors and auspicious arocriminate pallet and oftentimes ap- mas to fool us because they know we are palling appetites. Exhibit A: My dog all stupid enough to fall for the ruse. Yep, helps himself to the uncovered misgiv- it’s just another case of big business ings of my four felines in their litter wagging the dog. boxes like he is helping himself to a To contact Will E Sanders email him Jim Mullen’s newest book, “How to Lose Money in Your salad bar. Spare Time — At Home,” is available at You You could make a litter box flavored at To learn more can reach him at dog food and most dogs I know would eat about Will E Sanders, to read past columns or to read features by other Creit. Granted, it would be a marketing dis- ators Syndicate writers and cartoonists, aster — it could be called AllPoo — but visit the Creators Syndicate website at dogs would eat it, and that’s all I’m say- COPYRIGHT 2012 CREATORS.COM ing.


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To the Editor: We would like to express our gratitude for all those who were a great help during the illness and passing of our loved one. Dr. Castaldo, Dr. Yacoub and UVMC’s emergency room and ICU staff all provided excellent care, were very compassionate and kept the family informed. Michael and the staff of Jamieson & Yannucci Funeral Home were a tremendous help and very comforting during a difficult time. Father Caserta with his trips to the hospital and service at the funeral meant so much to the family. To those who sent cards, flowers and donations to St. Boniface, we thank you so much. —The family of Romona Montgomery, Piqua

Reader questions facts in letter To the Editor: After reading Patricia L Vogt’s letter of May 2, I ask how much of her letter lacks a factual basis? She makes a number of referrals to “Republican-inspired Obamacare.” According to the Congressional Record, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act was sponsored by Congressman Charles Rangel, a Democrat from New York. If one would follow the logic of her letter, wouldn’t one have to conclude the Republicans would have stood in lock-step if we were to believe that any such legislation was “Republican-inspired,” as she claimed? The vote on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, passed in the Senate on Dec. 24, 2009, was by a vote of 60-39 with all Democrats and two Independents voting for, and all Republicans voting against. The vote in the House of Representatives on March 21, 2010, was by a vote of 219-212, with 34 Democrats and all 178 Republicans voting against the bill. Could Ms. Vogt’s letter possibly lack a basis for her representations of who allegedly did what in relation to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act? —Scott Trostel Fletcher









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DEAR SWIMMING: I’ll try. Most people work so they can have food on their table and a roof over their heads. Their jobs serve a purpose. I agree with your mother that you should have one — but I wouldn’t presume to dictate what kind. For your father to imply that you will never get or be able to hold a permanent job is wrong and unfair to you, and I urge you not to fall into that kind of self-fulfilling rut. You can hold a job and pursue your art and filmmaking on your own time, although your success may take longer than you would otherwise like. Many others have done it, and so can you. For inspiration, talk to your mother’s side of the family. You share their genes, too. DEAR ABBY: I live in a different state from the one where I grew up. Twice a week I call my elderly parents to touch base. While I enjoy speaking with Dad, my mother turns these calls into a trial. Conversations with her are one-sided. She rarely asks me how I’m doing, and when I tell her things, she ignores or quickly glosses over my news and redirects the subject to herself. She rambles on about trivial events in her life, barely acknowledging me on the other end of the line. Some days I am patient

Advice and tolerate it. On others, my fuse is shorter and I ask her to focus more on conversing with me, which offends her, and she accuses me of being rude. I am an interesting, successful man who is frustrated my mother can’t connect with me more meaningfully. I don’t see my parents often and would like to be part of their lives. Mom is not by nature a generous person, but the telephone seems to magnify her selfabsorption and lack of curiosity. Do you have any thoughts on how to handle her? — LISTENING BUT NOT HEARD DEAR LISTENING: Yes. It appears that you are seeking validation from your mother that you may have never received from her. It’s regrettable, but at her stage of life, you are not going to change her. She may be rambling because few people are willing to tolerate her self-centeredness. On the days you are feeling more patient, let her ramble on; on those that you don’t feel that way, keep the conversation upbeat but brief. Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Write Dear Abby at or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069.


The cast of ‘Marvel Avengers Assemble,’ from left to right, Mark Ruffalo, Tom Hiddleston, Robert Downey Jr, Jeremy Renner, Scarlett Johansson, Cobie Smulders, Chris Hemsworth and Clark Gregg, assemble for a group photograph ahead of the European Premiere of the film at a west London cinema, Thursday, April 19. CHRISTY LEMIRE AP Movie Critic LOS ANGELES — There’s a little movie called “The Avengers” coming out this weekend. You might have heard something about it. Among its impressive ensemble cast is Clark Gregg, returning from previous Marvel movies as Agent Coulson, Nick Fury’s no-nonsense, right-hand man at S.H.I.E.L.D. In all his copious free time this week, Gregg was kind enough to choose his five favorite science fiction films. Here they are in his own thoughtful words, with the last being most favorite. He’s got good taste: — “Another Earth” (2011): I saw this at Sundance in 2011 and was completely mesmerized by its lowbudget, idea-driven premise, which, like the best sci-fi, uses an alternative, near-future reality to provide a unique perspective on who we are now. Mike Cahill’s powerful direction of a clever, haunting script by the movie’s beautiful, unknown lead, Brit Marling, along with an emotional but restrained performance by William Mapother, make this a deeply resonant film about grief and redemption. — “Alien” (1979): This belongs at the top of about five different lists, including best thriller and best horror film, as well. Ridley Scott did so

many things right here — from the grimy, lived-in world of the Nostromo mixed with H.R. Giger’s eerily seductive design to the perfect cast and Sigourney Weaver’s bad-ass performance. I also love the way Scott keeps the alien unseen for so much of the gut-churning build up, then delivers one of the most terrifying creatures ever seen on screen. I still can’t watch this one after about 8 p.m. — “The Matrix” (1999): The ultimate popcorn movie. I accompanied a friend to the premiere with no idea what I was walking into and had about as much fun as I’ve ever had in a movie theater. Spectacular, mind-bending premise which provides the seductive setting for a story delivered with style and precision and more shell casings than all the “Rambo” movies combined. The sequels never quite lived up to this promise, but I can’t hold that against this perfect piece of wiredaction pie. — “2001: A Space Odyssey” (1968): Stanley Kubrick at his visionary finest. My dad took me to see this when I was about 9 and I was changed forever. Kubrick’s visceral and prescient take on such themes as artificial intelligence, extraterrestrials and their role in human evolution was adapted with novelist Arthur C. Clarke from one

PAUL DERGARABEDIAN For The Associated Press LOS ANGELES — The summer movie season opens with a blast Friday as Disney’s much-anticipated, $220 million “The Avengers” storms onto more than 4,000 domestic screens with expectations that it could earn between $150 million and $170 million in its first weekend. The record is held by last year’s “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2” at $169.2 million. Directed by Joss Whedon, “The Avengers” unleashes Marvel Studio’s pantheon of

superheros to save the world in 3-D and IMAX. The PG-13 film, which has already passed the $280 million mark overseas, stars Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Samuel L. Jackson, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner and Mark Ruffalo. The remainder of the top five films will be left to skirmish over mere scraps, led by Sony’s ensemble hit “Think Like a Man” at just under $10 million in its third weekend out. As the PG-13-rated romp nears $75 million in North America, the $12 million production budget was obviously money well spent on this adaptation of Steve

cessful “The Hunger Games” will add another $6 million plus to its North American total as it crosses the $380 million mark by the end of the weekend and pushes its worldwide total well beyond the $600 million mark. Universal’s R-rated comedy “The Five Year Engagement” and Warner Bros.’ DISNEY/AP PHOTO romantic drama “The Lucky In this film image released by Disney, Iron Man, portrayed One” will fight to grab a spot by Robert Downey Jr., left, and Captain America, portrayed in the top five with grosses of by Chris Evans, are shown in a scene from “The around $5 million-plus each. ___ Avengers.” Harvey’s best-selling dating book. Sony’s second weekend of “The Pirates! Band of Misfits” will offer a family-

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DEAR ABBY: I’m an artist and budding filmmaker with a B.A. degree. My problems are my job situation and where I live. My dad has told me that — like him and his father — my brother and I share a similar problem.We all have trouble getting and keeping jobs. We never seem to get ahead or be content or comfortable. On my mother’s side, however, she, her father, her brother and my cousin all have held steady jobs. Why is that? As an artist, I feel I don’t really fit into any job description. Mom would like me to work for the federal government like she does, but I don’t want to. I have had people let me down the past few years, and I have fought depression and personal attacks from friends and classmates who all told me to give up and get a “real” job. It makes me even more determined to realize my dream, but it’s getting harder. Can you advise me? — SWIMMING AGAINST THE CURRENT

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Saturday, May 5, 2012




42 years later

Couple celebrates 50th

Bill and Ruth Ann Shafer Bill and Ruth Ann Shafer of Covington are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary. They were married Feb. 17, 1962, in Bradford. The couple are parents of seven children, Sherry Wackler of Covington, Jeanie Whittaker of Sevierville, Tenn., Tina Gilmore of West Milton, Mike Shafer of Covington, Lisa Shafer of Bradford, Angie Watren of Pleasant Hill, and Michelle Reck of Bradford. They also have 15

grandchildren, 20 greatgrandchildren and one g r e a t - g r e a t granddaughter. At the time of their anniversary in February, they were living in Frostproof, Fla., where they have spent six months of the year since their retirement. The couple will celebrate with family and friends from 1-4 p.m. May 12, at Immaculate Conception Hall, 401 E. Walnut St., Bradford.

Kent State survivors want answers DOUGLAS MOORE, FILE/AP PHOTO

In a May 4, 1970 file photo, a group of youths cluster around a wounded person as Ohio National Guardsmen, wearing gas masks, hold their weapons in the background, on Kent State University campus in Kent, Ohio. Members of the Guards killed four students and injured nine during a campus protest against the Vietnam War. The U.S. Justice Department, citing “insurmountable legal and evidentiary barriers," won’t reopen its investigation into the deadly 1970 shootings by Ohio National Guardsmen during a Vietnam War protest at Kent State University. Assistant Attorney General Thomas Perez discussed the obstacles in a letter to Alan Canfora, a wounded student who requested that the investigation be reopened.The Justice Department said Tuesday, April 24, it would not comment beyond the letter.

KENT (AP) — Seven people wounded by Ohio National Guard gunfire at Kent State University 42 years ago Friday have renewed an appeal for answers to lingering questions, such as Evans welcome daughter whether an order to fire was given. “Our May 4 movement for truth and justice has continued for 42 years, and we will not desist until truth about this government crime is acknowledged by our government,” the group said Thursday on the eve of the anniversary of the shooting, which killed four people and helped Aubree Lynn Evans galvanize opposition to Brad and Alexa Evans was 20 and one half the Vietnam War. The survivors are of Piqua announce the inches in length. birth of a daughter, Maternal grandparents Aubree Lynn Evans, on are Brian and Michelle April 21, 2012 at 1:24 p.m. at Wilson Memorial Schneider of Sidney. John and Beverly BY LINDSEY TANNER Hospital, Sidney. Aubree weighed 8 Evans of Piqua are the Associated Press pounds 15 ounces and paternal grandparents. CHICAGO — Men

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launching a campaign to persuade state and federal lawmakers and other officials to convene hearings to examine new evidence from the May 4, 1970, shootings. “We have undeniable, verifiable, digital, forensic, recorded evidence proving a shouted military command ending with the word ‘FIRE!’ preceded the barrage of 67 deadly gunshots fired by the Ohio National Guard on this campus,” the statement by survivors said. Backers of a renewed investigation said a 2010 analysis of a recently enhanced audio recording concluded that someone may have ordered troops

to prepare to fire during the campus protest. But the federal government said its review was inconclusive in determining whether the recording provided such evidence. Assistant Attorney General Thomas Perez said last month on the issue of a command to fire that the government's analyst showed “no militarylike voice commands to fire or otherwise were heard; rather, many of the words heard were probably uttered by several different individuals located closer to the microphone.” The original reel-toreel audio recording was made by Terry Strubbe, a student who placed a microphone in a window sill

of his dormitory overlooking the anti-war rally. A copy of the audio tape was found in a library archive in 2007. The survivors asked Gov. John Kasich and Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine to clear the way for an analysis of the tape by state crime laboratory investigators. Messages seeking comments in response were left Friday at the offices of the governor and DeWine. Dean Kahler, who was shot in the spine and paralyzed from the waist down, joined other survivors on campus Thursand said it's day important to get the truth out.

Breast cancer rare in men, but they fare worse

MACKINAC ISLAND, Mich. (AP) — The Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island turns 125 this year. And it's ready to party. The 385-room hotel opens its season on Friday. It opened for the first time on July 10, 1887, and is planning a series of events and activities to celebrate the anniversary. During the afternoon of July 10, a 125-foot birthday cake will be served to guests on the Grand Hotel's 660-foot

front porch. And the July 13-15, weekend will include fireworks, presentations and a concert, and three former Michigan governors will join Grand Hotel guests for a Grand Cocktail Reception and special dinner in the hotel's Main Dining Room. Ex-Govs. William Milliken, James Blanchard and John Engler have confirmed their attendance for the July 14 event.

Teen points out inaccurate map to NYC’s Met museum WEST HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut seventh-grader says workers at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City didn’t believe him when he pointed out an inaccuracy with a map that was on exhibit. The map purported to show the Byzantine Empire at its largest size in the 6th century, but he noticed that Spain and part of Africa were missing from the depiction. Benjamin Lerman Coady knew he was right, because he had just studied the empire in school before last summer’s trip to the museum with his mother. He was told to fill out a form. “The front desk didn’t believe me,” Benjamin told The Hartford Courant. “I’m only a kid.” The 13-year-old West Hartford resident filled out the form and never expected a response, but a museum official wrote him in September saying his comments

were under review. Then came an email in January from Helen Evans, the museum’s curator for Byzantine art. “You are, of course, correct about the boundaries of the Byzantine Empire under Justinian,” Evans wrote, and she invited Benjamin to return to the museum. Benjamin took up the offer and met Evans at the museum in February. He brought her notepads from his school, and Evans gave him a tour of the museum including a sneak preview of a new exhibit. She also asked Benjamin to draw what the map should really look like. He’s still working on that project. Evans said this week that the museum is still deciding what to do about the error, including possibly displaying other maps reflecting the empire’s history. She said the mistake probably stems from a map reprint a few years ago.

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rarely get breast cancer, but those who do often don’t survive as long as women, largely because they don’t even realize they can get it and are slow to recognize the warning signs, researchers say. On average, women with breast cancer lived two years longer than men in the biggest study yet of the disease in males. The study found that men’s breast tumors were larger at diagnosis, more advanced and more likely to have spread to other parts of the body. Men were also diagnosed later in life; in the study, they were 63 on average, versus 59 for women. Many men have no idea that they can get breast cancer, and some doctors are in the dark, too, dismissing symptoms that would be an automatic red flag in women, said study leader Dr. Jon Greif, a breast cancer surgeon in Oakland, Calif. The American Cancer Society estimates 1 in 1,000 men will get breast cancer, versus 1 in 8 women. By comparison, 1 in 6 men will get prostate

cancer, the most common cancer in men. “It’s not really been on the radar screen to think about breast cancer in men,” said Dr. David Winchester, a breast cancer surgeon in NorthShore University HealthSystem in suburban Chicago who was not involved in the study. Winchester treats only a few men with breast cancer each year, compared with at least 100 women. The researchers analyzed 10 years of national data on breast cancer cases, from 1998 to 2007. A total of 13,457 male patients diagnosed during those years were included, versus 1.4 million women. The database contains about 75 percent of all U.S. breast cancer cases. The men who were studied lived an average of about eight years after being diagnosed, compared with more than 10 years for women. The study doesn’t indicate whether patients died of breast cancer or something else. Greif prepared a summary of his study for presentation Friday at a meeting of American Society of Breast Surgeons in Phoenix. Dr. Akkamma Ravi, a



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Real estate transfers PIQUA Bac Home Loans Servicing, LP, Countrywide Home Loans Servicing LP to Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, one lot, and one part lot, $0. Phyllis Fitzwater to JP Morgan Chase Bank, N.A., two part lots, $52,000. Clarence Ford to Kay Manson, Larry Manson, two lots, $0. Fannie Mae a.k.a. Federal National Mortgage Lerner, Association, Sampson, and Rothfuss, attorney in fact to Margaret Lester, one lot, $29,000. Barbara Coulter Shuff, Tommy Shuff to Barbara Coulter Shuff, Tommy Shuff, one lot, $0. Estate of William F. Rees to Patria Rees, one lot, $0. Joseph Nuckles to Federal National Mortgage Association, one lot, $386,000. Byron Downey to Fannie Mae a.k.a. Federal National Mortgage Association, one part lot, $38,000. Bruce Amundson, Caroline Amundson to Renee Jones, a part lot, $56,000. Michael Treon, Ranae Treon to Robert Jordan, one lot, $162,000. Alecia Langston, Ricky Langston to Michael Treon, one lot, $125,000. Fannie Mae a.k.a. Federal National Mortgage Association, Lerner, Sampson and Rothfuss, attorney in fact to Ed Patterson, Chris Rehfus, a part lot, $7,500. Daryl Boyd, Margaret Ann Boyd to Jason Tipton, one lot, $87,000. Daniel Kern, Sheryl Kern to Sue Teach, two part lots, $32,000. Frantz Family Trust Under Agreement, James F. Hemmert, trustee to Gary Huff, Janet Huff, one lot, $105,000.

Robin Hetzler, Robin Wenrick to Benjamin Ray Hetzler, $0. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development to Marc Sherry, one lot, $0. Sharon Dawson to Federal National Mortgage Association, two part lots, $46,000. Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation to Nicole Hutson, one lot, $154,900.

TROY Roger Collins to Paul Wolfrum, Verna Wolfrum, one lot, $12,600. Robert W. Rohlfs, Tonia Rohlfs to Federal National Mortgage Association, one lot, $104,700. Maryellen Nilsen, Richard Nilsen to Timothy Tittle, Victoria Tittle, a part lot, $199,000. Pioneer Property Solutions LLC to Janet Larck, Timothy Larck, one lot, $15,000. Matthew Abuayed, Rebecca Abuayed to Jackie Boyd, one lot, $222,000. Gail Garman, Timothy Garman to Elayne Cass, Matthew Cass, one lot, $167,000. Joshua Bledsoe, Justine Bledsoe to Larry Pickering, Renate Pickering, one lot, $119,000. Bret Renbarger to Gary Brewsaugh, a part lot, $35,600. Ursula Hinnegan, successor trustee, Wilma Van Nostrand Revocable Living Trust Agreement to Susan Kessler, one lot, $79,000. Tim Knott to Deborah Meade, Marvin Meade, one lot, $162,500. New Carlisle Federal Savings Bank to Alecia Drouhard, Todd Drouhard, one lot, $197,000. Anthony Shappie, Mi Soon C. Shappie to Brett Weger, Karen Weger, one lot, $77,000. Brandi Anders to Aaron McElfresh, one lot,

$0. Barbara Sturwold to Eric Skidmore, Megan Skidmore, one lot, $164,500. Barbara Hodson, Michael Hodson to Barbara Hodson, trustee, Michael Hodson, trustee, $0. Kristina Fields, Larry Fields to Kristina Fields, one lot, $0. Joshua Hosbrook, Mandy Hosbrook to Federal National Mortgage Association, one lot, $60,000. Brandi Smith, Philip Smith to Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs, one lot, $0. Sharon Fitzpatrick, William Fitzpatrick to Fitzpatrick, Michelle William Fitzpatrick, $0. Joan M. Beck, executor, Estate of Dorothy Sue Casteele to Gary Morgan, two part lots, $115,000. Nottingham Development Inc. to Anthony Scott, Katy Scott, one lot, $43,900. Edward Weaver, Elizabeth Weaver to John E. Fulker, trustee, four lots, $0. Fifth Third Mortgage Company to Derek McCuistion, 0.256 acres, $0.

BRADFORD Estate of Clarence Denver Greer, Brenda McDonald, executor to Logan E. Looker, one lot, one part lot, $38,000. Joshua Collins to Kimberly Collins a.k.a. Kimberly Goetz, one lot, $0. Laura Hoehamer, Robert Hoehamer, Laura House, Scott House to Bank of New York, trustee, Bank of New York Mellon, Cwalt, Inc., two part lots, $0. Zollinger’s Inc. to Anthony W. Cockerham, custodian FBO, Pensco Trust Company, Pensco Trust Company Custodian FBO Anthony W. Coke, a part lot,

$129,000. Nexdor, Ronald Shafer to Heather Maxwell, James Maxwell, a part lot, $0. Estate of Howard Shafer, Nexdor, Gloria to Heather Shafer Maxwell, James Maxwell, a part lot, $0.

CASSTOWN Margorie Takabayashi to Ralph Stonerock, a part lot, $37,000.

COVINGTON Toby Lee Duffey to Lance Kelch, four part lots, $12,500. Garry Fessler to Larry Gearhardt, a part lot, $25,000.

HUBER HEIGHTS Gary L. Weaver to RALI 2006-QS2, U.S. National Association, trustee, one lot, $88,000. NVR Inc. to Aaron Baughman, Amber Baughman, one lot, $192,800. Inverness Group, Inc. to George Amburgey, Kristin Amburgey, one lot, $216,300. NVR Inc. to Herbert Mullens, Stacy Mullens, one lot, $242,500. Brian Dils to Amy Dils, one lot, $0.

TIPP CITY Thomas, Brenda George Thomas Jr. to Timothy Crego, one lot and one part lot, $0. Donald Schend, Donna Meyer Schend to Donald Schend, Donna Meyer Schend, one lot, $0. Jacqueline Haney, Larry Haney to Indian Creek Fabricators Inc., one lot, $330,000. Virginia Dowd to Virginia Dowd, Mary Susan Kuntz, one lot, $0. Mara Back, Gerald Demers, Mara Demers to Mara Back, Gerald Demers, Mara Demers, one lot, $0.

WEST MILTON Angie Parson to Anita Pollard, David Pollard, one lot, $26,000. Armata Keller to Fannie Mae a.k.a. Federal National Mortgage Association, 0.029 acres, 0.243 acres, 0.233 acres, $78,000. Odell Edmonds, Tonya Edmonds to Trustees of Union Township, Miami County, two part lots, $1,000.

BETHEL TWP. Kent Miller to Heidi Miller, Kent Miller, 1.955 acres, $0. Joseph Ogle, Kandace Ogle to Joseph Ogle, $0.

CONCORD TWP. Stephen Bowser to Deutche Bank Trust Company Americas, trustee, 2.069 acres, $94,700.

CONCORD TWP. Michael Perkins to Larry Courtney, Michael Perkins, $0. Scott Investments of Troy LLC to Scott Properties of Troy LLC, 2.002 acres, $0.

ELIZABETH TWP. Fannie Mae a.k.a. Federal National Mortgage Association, Lerner Sampson and Rothfuss, attorney in fact to Jullian Purtee, 10.001 acres, $199,000.

MONROE TWP. Mary J. Wolfe to Hane Rental Properties LLc, 0.861 acres, $0. Beth Bruce, Douglas Bruce to James Cockrell, Peggy Cockrell, one lot, $176,500.

NEWBERRY TWP. Roberta Rike, William Rike Jr. to William Rike Jr. Trust, Rike Family

Trust, a part tract 14.5530 acres, $0. Barbara Ely, Virginia Schmidt to William Rike Jr., a part tract, 14.5530 acres, $30,000. Robert Smith to Covington Church of the Brethren trustees, 3.732 acres, $0. Angela M. Magill, Kevin Robert Magill to Bank of America N.A., successor, Bear Stearns Asset Backed Securities I LLC, LaSalle Bank, N.A., trustee, U.S. Bank, N.A., trustee, successor, 1.79 acres, $66,000.

NEWTON TWP. Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation, Lerner, Sampson, and Rothfuss, attorney in fact to Amy Laughman, Gene Laughman, 0.682 acres, $41,000.

SPRINGCREEK TWP. Jerrod Blacke to Jerrod Blacke, Regina Blacke, 2.00 acres, $0. Leon Helton, Patricia Ann Helton to Federal National Mortgage Association, $72,700.

STAUNTON TWP. Chad Monnin, Jennifer Monnin to Chad Monnin, Jennifer Monnin, 10.002 acres, $0.

UNION TWP. James C. Manning to Jim’s Dairy Bar Inc., 0.321 acres, $0. Norma Helstern to Carol Huffman, Michael Huffman, a part tract 0.949 acres, $85,000.

WASHINGTON TWP. James D. Apple, Mamie Sue Apple to James D. and Mamie Sue Apple Irrevocable Trust, Jacquelyn Holfinger, trustee, $0.

Menus PIQUA CITY SCHOOLS: Monday — Chicken fingers, french fries, green beans, peaches, dinner roll, milk. Tuesday — Macaroni and cheese, corn peaches, butter bread, milk. Wednesday — French toast sticks, sausage, waffle fries, juice, applesauce, milk. Thursday — Fish sandwich, tater tots, coleslaw, cherry crumble, milk. Friday — Taco Max Snax, potato wedges, corn, pears, milk.

PIQUA CATHOLIC SCHOOLS: Monday — Breakfast sandwich, hash browns, juice cup, coffee cake, milk. Tuesday — Chicken nuggets, corn, dinner roll, choice of fruit, milk. Wednesday — Cavalier pizza sandwich, mixed

vegetables, choice of fruit, Jell-O, milk. Thursday — Salisbury steak, mashed potatoes, butter bread, choice of fruit, milk. Friday — Nachos and cheese, green beans, choice of fruit, milk.

UPPER VALLEY CAREER CENTER: Monday — Spicy chicken or mac and cheese, tater tots, assorted fruit, multi-grain bun or roll, milk. Tuesday — Spaghetti or veggie lasagna, spinach salad, assorted fruit, milk. Wednesday — Pizza or quesadilla, glazed carrots, assorted fruit, milk. Thursday — Soft taco or chicken fajita, black beans and brown rice, lettuce, tomato, salsa, assorted fruit, milk. Friday — General Tso chicken or popcorn chicken, fried or sweet brown rice, oriental veg-

gies, assorted fruit, milk.


green beans, fresh fruit, milk. Wednesday — Pizza or chef salad, corn on the cob, fruit cup, milk. Thursday — Hamburger/cheeseburger or peanut butter and jelly, french fries, fruit cup, milk. Friday — Chicken fajitas or chef salad, tossed salad, fruit cup, milk.

Monday — Grilled chicken sandwich, green beans, oranges, applesauce, milk. Tuesday — Tenderloin sandwich, cheesy potatoes, assorted fruit, milk. Wednesday — Walking tacos, cheese cup, refried MIAMI EAST beans, peaches, milk. Thursday — Stuffed SCHOOLS: crust pizza, green beans, applesauce, milk. Monday — Popcorn Friday — Hamburger or chicken, corn on the cob, cheeseburger, baked cookie, orange, milk. beans, fresh fruit, milk. Tuesday — Corn dogs, baked chips, pineapple, Nutrition Bar, milk. BRADFORD Wednesday — Chicken SCHOOLS: salad on lettuce leaf, raw Monday — Chicken veggies with dip, crackers, nuggets or chef salad, mashed potatoes and gravy, fruit cup, dinner roll, milk. Tuesday — Hot dog or peanut butter and jelly, macaroni and cheese,

Today 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. — Survivor brunch (main Relay building) Noon — Opening ceremony, survivor lap, light Torch of Hope, Logan Rathmann Noon to 4 p.m. — Bloodmobile 1-5 p.m. — Cancer Prevention Study 3 1 p.m. — Mini Olympiad sign ups 1:30 p.m. — Mini Olympiad Crab Walk, 3-Legged Race, Balloon Shot Put, 20 Yard Crawl, Egg Toss, Frozen T-Shirt, Tug of War, Corn Hole 2:30-5:30 p.m. — Auction (main Relay building) 3-4 p.m. — Everybody’s Sister 4-5 p.m. — Little Miss/Mr. Relay 4:30-5 p.m. — Bellamy Dance Studio 5-5:30 p.m. — Noteability, men’s quartet 5:30-6 p.m. — Troy High School Pep Band 6-7 p.m. — Miss Relay 7 p.m. — Team lap 7:15 p.m. — Corn hole — Group 1

(under age 12) 9-9:30 p.m. — Luminaria ceremony 9:30 p.m. — Corn hole — Group 2 9:30 p.m. — Logan Rathmann 9:30-11 p.m. — This Side Up, live band 11:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. — Folklore story time Sunday 12:30-1:30 a.m. — Campfire sing a-long 1:30-3 a.m. — Movie, “The Art of Getting By.” 3:30-5 a.m. — Movie, “The Vow” 6-6:45 a.m. — Team captain breakfast, logistics tent 7-7:30 a.m. — Yoga 7:30-7:45 a.m. — Logan Rathmann 7:45-8:15 a.m. — Sunday morning message, Ed Ellis 8:15-8:30 a.m. — Logan Rathmann, all see program for lyrics 8:30-9 a.m. — Presentation of awards, special recognition, committee introductions, thank you 9 a.m. — First lap of 2013 Relay


Miami County Relay for Life schedule

diced pears, milk. grapes, milk. Friday — Stuffed crust Thursday — Ham and cheese sandwich, fries, pizza, pasta salad, corn, graham crackers, banana, applesauce, milk. milk. Friday — Hot Pocket VERSAILLES pizza sticks, potato sticks, Chinese Cheese stick SCHOOLS: motz, apple, milk. Monday — Chicken nuggets, dinner roll, NEWTON mashed potatoes and gravy, applesauce, milk. SCHOOLS: Tuesday — Empire Monday — Chicken cheese soup, crackers, carpatty sandwich, french rots, peanut butter bread, fries, sidekick, milk. mixed fruit, milk. Tuesday — Crispito, Wednesday — Tendercheese stick, mixed veg- loin sandwich, broccoli etables, mixed fruit, milk. with cheese, sunshine Wednesday — Trio sub fruit, milk. (elementary), Subway Thursday — Grilled style sub (high school), chicken sandwich, corn, green beans, Fritos, diced fruit Jell-O cup, milk. pears, milk. Friday — Hot dog, Thursday — Chicken baked beans, apple slices, fryz, dinner roll, carrots, milk.


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Red Tag Sale? Have you ever noticed clothing sales that advertise “seconds” at greatly reduced prices? The “second” quality merchandise may exhibit flaws like uneven seams and pulled stitches, and capitalizes on the slightly lower quality in exchange for a lower price. Much like those “mark downs,” a home being offered for sale with obKATHY HENNE vious flaws also invites a lower price. Home buyers, like other savvy shopper, quickly become aware of needed repairs, and then begin scruRe/Max tinizing the home for other defects. If you plan to sell your home and expect to receive a good price, be certain that all needed repairs are completed before the “For Sale” sign appears out in front. If you don’t, expect to receive about $2 less for each $1 in needed repairs. Protect your investment by asking your experienced agent for advice. They will walk through your home as a buyer would, making notes of all apparent defects that attract attention. This could range from a cracked windowpane to carpet in need of replacement. No matter what the flaw may be, if it attracts attention, it also becomes a point on which the buyer may want to negotiate a lower sales price. Your real estate agent can guide you further by providing marketing tips to make your home more attractive to buyers. Remember that by offering a “first quality” home, you may expect to receive the best price possible in this market. Kathy Henne is owner of Piqua’s RE/MAX FINEST.

Facebook IPO value up to $95B NEW YORK (AP) Facebook, the company that turned the social Web into a cultural and business phenomenon, is worth as much as $95 billion, according to the price range for its upcoming initial public offering of stock. Facebook’s IPO, expected in a couple of weeks, would be the biggest ever for an Internet company. Facebook disclosed the price range of $28 to $35 per share in a regulatory filing Thursday. At the high end, Facebook and its current shareholders could raise as much as $13.58 billion far more than the $1.9 billion raised in the 2004 offering for current Internet IPO record-holder Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) The IPO valued the company at $23 billion. Google is now worth about $200 billion. Facebook Inc.’s IPO has been highly anticipated, not just because of how much money it will raise but because Facebook itself is so popular. The world’s largest online social network has more than 900 million users. CEO Mark Zuckerberg, who turns 28 this month, has emerged as a wunderkind leader who’s guided Facebook through unprecedented growth from its scrappy start as an online hangout for Harvard students. Facebook’s offering values the company at $76 billion to $95 billion, based on the expected number of

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The actual price could be higher or lower than Facebook’s given range, depending on investor demand. Online reviews site Yelp Inc., for example, set a price range of $12 to $14 and priced at $15 when it went public in March. If Facebook ultimately prices at its stated maximum of $35 per share, the IPO would raise $11.8 billion. But underwriters are likely to sell extra stock reserved for overallotments, given the excitement surrounding the IPO. That would bring the IPO to $13.58 billion. The midpoint of the expected deal size, without the overallotments, is $10.63 billion. That would put Facebook just a hair above AT&T Inc., at No. 5, when it comes to the largestever U.S. IPOs. Despite the frenzy surrounding Facebooks offering, not all IPO watchers are impressed. Francis Gaskins president of, said Facebook’s growth is “obviously slowing down” based on its most recent earnings report, for the January-March quarter. While first-quarter revenue grew 45 percent from a year earlier to $1.06 billion, it declined 6 percent from the fourth quarter. “The company is entering a maturation process,” Gaskins said. “I think their core business slowed more than they thought for the past four months.”

Free Social Security workshop for boomers PIQUA — A free, one-hour educational seminar concerning Smart Social Security Planning will be held May 15 and May 17 at the Edison Community College in Piqua. The seminar is designed for “baby boomers,” persons who have recently retired or who are approaching retirement age, according to John Eikenberry of Eikenberry Retirement Plan- EIKENBERRY ning of Sidney, one of the presenters of the seminars. “We are holding this free educational seminar because so many retirees and those nearing retirement age do not understand how their Social Security benefits really work,” Eikenberry said. “And, most

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Geithner calls China currency reforms, ‘very promising’ BEIJING (AP) — U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner told President Hu Jintao on Friday that China’s moves toward a more market-oriented exchange rate are “very promising” and said economic relations are improving despite occasional tensions. Geithner, along with U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, met Hu during an annual high-level dialogue at which complaints about currency controls are a key issue. The dialogue has been overshadowed by a tussle over a Chinese legal activist but comes as pressure on the U.S. and other Western governments to create jobs are fueling disputes with Beijing. Geithner and other U.S. officials at this week’s talks have urged Chinese leaders to press ahead with promised market-oriented reforms they hope will expand sales for foreign companies in China’s heavily regulated economy. “We consider the broad direction of the economic reforms that you have laid out to move to a more market-oriented exchange rate system, to expand consump-


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real quick that it was a terrorist attack.” Following Afghanistan, Wilson went directly to Iraq. “I didn’t see the United States for almost four and half years,” Wilson said. “We got one phone call. At that point we just accepted it and those guys became your family. It was tough, but you just accepted it. You focused on your mission and you focused on what you have to do to come home.” While Wilson was deployed, he quickly started treating his fellow Marines like family, and it is evident in the stories he has. One in particular, for which he received a Silver Star — awarded for gallantry in action against an enemy of the United States — helps illustrate that fact. “I was wounded in an attack and refused medical attention. I wanted to stay with my platoon,” Wilson said. During the attack he was able to push two fellow Marines out of danger as he took out a bunker of insurgents while he was under heavy fire. It was another round of attacks for which Wilson received two Purple Hearts. “What I remember is up to it (the attack), then I was told after what happened,” Wilson said. “We came up to a village and I had noticed there was something out of place. I pushed two Marines out of the way and it was car bomb that hit me. I got shrapnel from my knee to my shoulder and it almost blew my arm off.” Including the visible injuries, Wilson also suffered damage to his retinas, hearing and brain. After saving his fellow Marines, he said those involved “joke about it.” “I know those guys like my brothers,” Wilson said. “We always just laugh and I tell them they can send me flowers.” After being taken to Germany to be stabilized — and then to Norfolk, Va., — Wilson said he realized he was in the United States and saw his family. At that moment, Wilson said he was consumed by feelings many civilians might not be able to comprehend. “The biggest feeling I

had was disappointment. I felt like I had let people down,” Wilson said. “I felt like I should have been back there. Being a Marine, you feel like you are better than that, and I felt like they got the best of me.” Even after hearing from others how he helped save lives, he pushed the limelight away from himself. “I don’t want your medals. I don’t want to celebrate their marksmanship,” Wilson said. “That gives them (insurgents) an accolade.” He said he doesn’t want to seem ungrateful for the awards, but they sometimes remind him of occurrences he would rather not relive. “The thank-yous are nice and you appreciate it, but the medals and the uniform — it all reminds you of that stuff,” Wilson said. “I was in the Marines for 10 years. The Marines made me. I love the Marines and I love the guys I was with, but all the medals and the uniforms, it reminds you of that and you aren’t that person.” He said being back at home and employed through the Wounded Warrior Project at Brock Air Products in Troy has helped make things better. “It’s getting better. The VA has helped a lot,” Wilson said. “There are good programs, but there is a part of me that is over there that I am not going to get back. We will just leave it over there.” Wilson praised his family — including his wife, MacKenzie — for supporting him through everything. He told of the everyday trials she faces as he continues to work through the memories brought up from his deployments. “That is one person (MacKenzie) beside my immediate family that deals with the everyday — the nightmares, the anger, the depressed to extremely happy,” Wilson said. “She makes a light joke of it, but she has put up with a lot and it’s very commendable.” Wilson and his wife live in Piqua with their 8-yearold child, Lotus, and he has another 13-year-old daughter. He said he makes sure to thank them as often as he can. And in many ways he already has.

Continued from page 1 scenic river sign on the West Milton bridge. Unable to answer the question, Mayor dug into the issue to discover such facts as Ohio being the first state in the country to adopt a scenic rivers program in 1968. As a graduate from Wright State University with a bachelor of fine arts degree in Motion Picture Production and looking for a large project to tackle, Mayor tied his passion for the river to his son’s question with the result in a film titled, “Call of the Scenic River: An Ohio Journey.” Designed for both personal and educational use, Call of the Scenic River, showcases the state’s rivers, their beauty and history, and the importance of maintaining its health. It has been shown across the state, including the Cleveland Museum of Natural History and a 30minute version is currently being shown every weekend at COSI in Columbus. Released on the 40th anniversary of the Clean Water Act, the film shows what Mayor emphasizes as a balance of protecting the water without pointing fingers or placing blame. “We’ve got to be all together on this,” said Mayor. “Tonight is a perfect example.” Collaboration was a key element to the Alliance’s first River Summit event, held to not only promote the area’s 155,000-acre watershed both in conservation and recreation but bring together like minds. Those included numerous water conservancy members who spoke on projects both past, present and in the future. With those members coming from the Piqua CAC (Community Action Council), MGM River Alliance, Protecting

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Surviving animals back on farm Leopards, bear, primates released to widow of man who freed others BY ANN SANNER Associated Press COLUMBUS — An Ohio zoo on Friday returned five surviving exotic animals to a woman whose husband released dozens of wild creatures last fall before he committed suicide. Two leopards, two primates and a bear have been held at the Columbus zoo since October. State officials had ordered the animals be quarantined on suspicion of infectious diseases. Ohio’s agriculture director lifted the order on Monday, and Marian Thompson of Zanesville, who had appealed the order, retrieved the ani-

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HIGHLY SKILLED MAINTENANCE TECHNICIAN in our extremely dynamic work environment. This position is responsible for repairing and maintaining plant equipment and facilities. Will be required to perform all aspects of plant maintenance which includes electrical, mechanical, hydraulic, pneumatic, plumbing, construction, etc. REQUIREMENTS: • 2 - 3 years maintenance experience in a manufacturing environment is required. A high school diploma is required. A technical degree or equivalent technical training is required. • Must be able to perform electrical repairs on production equipment and be capable of working from prints and instructions when performing electrical installations and repairs. • Must have knowledge of pneumatic and hydraulic operated machinery, equipment, and systems. • Knowledge of robotic controls and programming preferred • Knowledge of PLC’s and/or CNC controls preferred • Ability to weld is preferred • Must make good and timely decisions, work and use time efficiently, and correctly determine, identify, and request parts and supplies. • Must have excellent multitasking and troubleshooting skills. • Must possess a high level of creativity and problem solving skills.

An Equal Opportunity Employer / Drug-Free Workplace. We offer competitive compensation and excellent benefits, including medical, dental, vision, life, 401(K) plan, and tuition reimbursement. If you are ambitious and looking for your next big opportunity to grow with a tremendous organization please send a copy of your resume to or fax to 937.492.6013.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer Please put Job #1204S in the subject line.



No phone calls please Visit our website to learn more: 2279963

We are looking for drivers to deliver the Troy Daily News on Daily, Sundays, holidays and on a varied as needed basis. EOE

135 School/Instructions AIRLINES ARE HIRINGTrain for hands on Aviation Career. FAA approved program. Financial aid if qualified - Job placement assistance. CALL Aviation Institute of Maintenance 877-676-3836 ATTEND COLLEGE ONLINE from home. *Medical, *Business, *Criminal Justice, *Hospitality. Job placement assistance. Computer available. Financial Aid if qualified. SCHEV certified. Call 877-295-1667

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CARPENTERS FRAMERS LABORERS Long term opportunities with a fast-growing company. CDL a positive. Liberal benefit package. Reply in confidence: Weigandt Development Ltd. 90 N. Main St. Minster, OH 45865 (419)628-3107

Valid drivers license Reliable transportation State minimum insurance

Proven skills in Mac platform graphic applications Quark 7, Photoshop CS, Illustrator and Acrobat is required. If interested, please send resume & cover letter to: The Delaware Gazette c/o Jessica Cea 40 N. Sandusky St., Suite 203 Delaware, OH 43015 or email

Please call 937-440-5263 or 937-440-5260 and leave a message with your name, address and phone number. Your phone call will be returned in the order in which it is received. 2280716


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is now hiring for a position in the Graphics Department.

3AP PRODUCTIONS Maintenance Technician Is a media company that specializes in online sports training. We are looking for the following:

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Softball Pitchers (left and right handed) Baseball Pitchers (ages 10+ left and right handed) Catchers (softball and baseball)

Will set up interviews with players and parents. Compensation will be $20/hr Call and ask for Matthew at: (937)419-9815 ❍❍❍❍❍❍❍❍❍❍❍❍❍

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These positions will be on second & third shift. The successful candidate will be responsible for; Preventative Maintenance work/ repair of electrical, hydraulic, and mechanical equipment, building/ installing various types of equipment/ fixtures, have 5 years experience in a manufacturing facility, trouble shooting mechanical, electrical, and hydraulic systems, including controls experience (PLC, Servo, Robot, Motion, VFD's), and a willingness to work weekends/ overtime as necessary. Clopay provides competitive compensation, and benefits including paid holidays, vacation time, and matching 401(k) savings plans. Please visit our website: Or mail your resume to: Clopay Building Products, 1400 W. Market St., Troy, OH 45373, Attn: Human Resources. Clopay provides a drug free work environment. EOE M/F/D/V


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Quality Assurance Coordinator Select-Arc, Inc., the manufacturer which sets The Standard of Excellence in Tubular Welding Electrodes, is expanding and seeking a Quality Assurance Coordinator for our headquarters in Fort Loramie, Ohio. This position, which reports to the Quality Manager, is responsible for all aspects of effective implementation of ISO 9001, Military, Automotive, ASME and other industry / customer Quality Management Systems requirements. This person should have good communication skills and the ability and the experience to interface with all functions of the organization, including customer and supplier interaction. Multi-Plant Quality System experience is a plus. The candidates should be capable and willing to grow and develop within the organization to assume higher level responsibility for the quality function. Select-Arc prefers candidates who meet the following requirements: • CQM, CQE or CQA (IRCA) Certified • Certified or be willing to achieve IRCA Lead Auditor Certification • A minimum of 5 years experience, preferably in a welding related industry • Degree in Welding Technology or Engineering related discipline • Literate in Word, Excel, Access, Power Point and Quality Data Analysis Competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package are offered. E-mail ( , fax (888-5115217) or mail resume to Melvin Seitz, Quality Manager at Select-Arc, Inc., 600 Enterprise Dr., PO Box 259, Fort Loramie, OH 45845. No Phone Calls, Please. Select-Arc, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Crown Equipment Corporation, a leading manufacturer of material

handling equipment, is currently seeking qualified candidates for the following positions at our New Bremen and Celina, OH locations. Engineering

Mechanical, Electrical, Software, Quality, Manufacturing


Pricing Manager, Product Training Manager


Sourcing Specialist, PurchaseG Materials Supervisor


Welders, Machinist, Assemblers, Safety Specialist

Information Services

Java Programmer, Network Engineer II

Crown offers an excellent compensation and benefits package including Health/Dental/Prescription Drug Plan, Flexible Benefits Plan, 401K Retirement Savings Plan, Life and Disability Benefits, Paid Holidays, Paid Vacation, Tuition Reimbursement, and much more! For detailed information regarding these openings and to apply, please visit Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer M/F/D/V 2281555

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Manufacturing Engineer Norcold, Inc., recognized as the leader in refrigerator manufacturing for the RV, Marine and Truck markets, is currently accepting resumes for our Sidney, Ohio facility. This position plans, designs, and supports manufacturing processes analyzing the layout of equipment, workflow, assembly methods, and work force utilization in addition to various other levels of tasks associated to this role. The ideal candidate will have a Bachelor degree in an Engineering, Technical or Scientific discipline or equivalent experience, 3-7 yrs experience in a manufacturing environment, strong working knowledge of PLCs, experience with AutoCad and Microsoft Office programs, and experience with Lean principles and continuous improvement. We offer an excellent benefits package including health, dental, life, 401(K) and many others. For confidential consideration, forward resume in Word format with salary history and requirements to: Please put Job# 1203S in the subject line. No phone calls please Visit our website to learn more: EOE


MAINTENANCE TECHNICIAN An Automotive manufacturer is looking for a highly motivated 3rd Shift Maintenance Technician with 3-5 years experience in a manufacturer environment. Applicants must have a strong background in hydraulics, pneumatics and mechanical presses. Experience in electrical, electronics and PLC"S troubleshooting is required. This position will also be responsible for maintaining preventive maintenance program and facility maintenance. Fabrication skills and steel rule die experience a plus.






Busy office seeks experienced assistant. May train qualified applicants. Reply to Dept. 900, c/o Piqua Daily Call, 310 Spring St, Piqua, OH 45356

245 Manufacturing/Trade

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CNC Machinists Crane Pumps & Systems has multiple openings for CNC machinists on 2nd shift. Required Experience: • 3+ years experience operating and set up of CNC mills and lathes • Must be proficient with Fanuc/ Okuma controls and the ability to edit & troubleshoot programs • Able to read blueprints and be familiar with GD&T Competitive wage and benefit package including medical, dental, vision, life, educational assistance and 401k. To be considered, send your resume including salary history and expectations to: Crane Pumps & Systems, Inc. Attn: Ashley Overman 420 Third Street Piqua, OH 45356 Fax: (937) 615-3561 Email: aoverman@ EOE/AAE

TROY, 2 bedroom townhomes, 1.5 baths, 1 car garage, ca, w/d hook up, all appliances, $695 (937)216-5806 2 BEDROOM in Troy, Stove, refrigerator, W/D, A/C, very clean, no pets. $525. (937)573-7908 3 BEDROOM TOWNHOMES, Piqua, all appliances including washer/ dryer, 2.5 bath, 2 car garage. (937)335-7176 3 Bedroom utilities included 150 weekly, 600 monthly, 200 deposit, 318 S Roosevelt, Piqua (937)778-8093 COVINGTON 2 bedroom townhouse, $495. No Pets. (937)698-4599, (937)572-9297.

PIQUA, 2 bedroom, upper, stove, refrigerator. All utilities furnished. $550 a month, $138 weekly. (937)276-5998 or (937) 902-0491




Please send resume with letter of interest & salary requirements to:

255 Professional

240 Healthcare

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

NICE, LARGE 1 bedroom, downstairs, 610 North Wayne, $390, t r p e l t i e r @ ya h o o. c o m . (937)778-0933.

PIQUA, large 1 bedroom, upstairs, w/d hookup, carpeted, appliances, utilities included, no pets, (937)552-7006. SANDALWOOD PLACE, A very nice place to live, (937)778-0524 STUDIO EFFICIENCY, $429 monthly, Includes all utilities, (937)778-0524

Sidney, Ohio, CPA firm is seeking a career minded professional to provide accounting and tax compliance services to individuals and business clients. Position requires the skill to manage multiple client engagements, excellent interpersonal skills, ability to oversee the work of staff, and solid technical background. Successful candidate will be a CPA or CPA candidate with 3 years public accounting experience.

TROY, 2nd floor, 1 bedroom, appliances. No pets. $450 includes water. Deposit same. (937)339-0355

Send resume to:

320 Houses for Rent

ACCOUNTANT P.O. Box 459 Sidney, OH 45365-0459 $





280 Transportation

DRIVERS WANTED JOHNSRUD TRANSPORT, a food grade liquid carrier is seeking Class A CDL tank drivers from the Sidney/Piqua/Troy area. Home flexible weekends. 5 years driving experience required. Will train for tank. Great Pay and Benefit Package. For further info, call Jane @ 1-888-200-5067

TROY TOWNHOUSE, 2 Bedroom 1.5 bath. Stephenson Drive. $495 month, (937)216-4233. TROY, Westbrook, 1/2 double, 3 bedroom. $650 month plus deposit. 1 year lease no pets, non smoking, (513)478-9913 WEST MILTON Townhouse. 2 Bedroom 1.5 bath. $485 month plus deposit (937)216-4233

1618 BROOKPARK, 2 bedroom, 2 bath, 2 car garage, gas heat, AC, small patio, no pets, $675 (937)506-8319. 2, 3 & 4 BEDROOM houses available, Piqua, $ 5 5 0 - $ 7 5 0 , (937)778-9303 days, (937)604-5417 evenings. IN COUNTRY near Bradford, 2 bedroom trailer, $375 monthly. ( 9 3 7 ) 4 1 7 - 7 1 1 1 (937)448-2974

Ask for Steve Garber Ag Freight, Inc Mon. - Fri. 800-742-4884

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

555 Garage Sales/Yard Sales

555 Garage Sales/Yard Sales

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, 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

BRADFORD, 517 Stitcher, Thursday thru Saturday 9am-? Three families. Tools, 2001 Mustang, household items, something for everyone!!! BRADFORD 5570 Croftmill Rd. (off 36 outside of Covington) Thursday-Saturday 9-4. Kids clothes 0-3T (boys and girls), women and mens clothing, toddler bed, toys, household items, Vera Bradley and a variety of purses.

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!

★★★★★★★★★★★★★ 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:

PIQUA, 804 Caldwell Street, Friday 9-5, Saturday 9-3. Big Sale! Baby items, household items, women's clothing, ball cards, other misc, too much to list!


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! 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!! PIQUA, 414 and 415 New Street, Thursday-Saturday, 9am-5pm, tools, kids items, apples, bears, dolphins, lots of miscellaneous!!

PIQUA, 8811 Rakestraw (north of 185) Thursday, Friday, 8am-5pm and Saturday, 8am-1pm. Name brand men's & women's casual & dress clothing, leather motorcycle coats, dirt bike gear, accessories, heaters, grill, lawn trailer, log chains, traps, household items, canoe, motorcycle lots of miscellaneous items!

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!

577 Miscellaneous

2 BEDROOM, in Covington, park owner will finance. (937)473-5165

TILLER, ECONO Horse,Troy built, 1999 used little $675, also Stihl FS44 brush cutter, $100. (937)615-9592

PUNCH BOWL SET, large silver, bowl is 15" round, 11" on a pedestal. Tray is 20" round. Comes with 12 silver cups, $50, (937)498-1589.

577 Miscellaneous

510 Appliances AIR CONDITIONER, window style, works good, $75 (937)418-4639. REFRIGERATOR, 22 CF French Door $200, Electric 30" Range $200, Microwave Wall Mount $125, all Black, Washer/Dryer $200 Beige, (937)935-1472

570 Lawn and Garden JOHN DEERE X340 riding mower. Like new, only 40 hours used. Striping kit and tire chains included. 54 inch mower deck, $4250. (937)552-9553

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

SIDNEY, 10900 Scott Rd, (North off of 29 West) Friday 8am-5pm, Saturday 8am-3pm INSIDE! Affordable perennial plants. Award winning daylily, hosta, heleopsis, sedum, iris, anemone, aster, astilbe, coneflower, coreopsis, rudbeckia, shastadaisy, salvia, yarrow, helemium, mum, others.

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

CEMETERY PLOTS, 2 at Forest Hills Cemetery in Piqua. $800 save $150 off current price! Call (937)418-3021. CRIB Complete, cradle, playpen, pack-n-play, car seat, tub, gate, blankets, clothes, TY buddys, Boyd care bears, Disney animated phones (937)339-4233 CRIB, real wood, good condition, $75 (937)339-4233 MACHINISTS TOOLS, large selection. Toolboxes, surface plate, height stand, mics, indicators, too much too list. Will separate. (937)726-5761

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

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, baby swing, spider lamp, bar stools, and more cool items. 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.

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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.

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

570 Lawn and Garden

500 - Merchandise

555 Garage Sales/Yard Sales 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!!!

for a list of items for sale and neighborhood map! 25+ Homes participating!

430 Mobile Homes for Sale

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555 Garage Sales/Yard Sales

PIQUA, 8695 FesslerBuxton Road, Friday and Saturday 8am-2pm. Huge kids sale!, Newborn to 4t, Toys, battery 4 wheelers & Jeeps, carseats, blankets, bottles, & more, Wagner Ware, grill, adult clothing, atv mower, furniture & more!

PIQUA, 416 Second Street, Friday and Saturday 8am-3pm, microwave stand, small desk, end tables, kitchen accessories, what nots, curtains, blankets, tent, movies, clothing, lots of household goods, and miscellaneous!!

OTR DRIVERS ✓Hauling Bulk Commodities in Hopper Bottom Trailers ✓Delivering Bagged Feed via Van trailers ✓New Performance Pay Package ✓Pd Medical Insurance ✓401k ✓Holiday&Vacation Pay ✓Class A- 2 yr. experience required ✓Great Culture

To advertise in the Garage Sale Directory Please call: 877-844-8385

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.

TROY, 216 East Franklin, 4 bedrooms, NO PETS! Metro accepted $700/ month + deposit. (937)313-3506


Garage Sale


305 Apartment

We offer excellent working conditions and benefit package. We are a drug free work place.

Nitto Denko Automotive P.O. Box 740 1620 S. Main Street Piqua, Ohio 45356 Attn: HR Manager Fax 937-773-2089


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

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GARAGE SALE MAPS available at to locate garage sales along with a complete listing for each garage sale 2279195 800 - Transportation

820 Automobile Shows/Events

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SWAP MEET, Sunday May 6th, Auto Parts Swap Meet. 8am-4pm. Fairgrounds Wapakoneta, Ohio Information (419)394-6484

1993 CHEVY van, blue, runs great! $1500. obo call (937)875-2021

2001 NISSAN Quest, mini van, 74,000 miles, $5,800, Kelly Blue Book Value, $7,300. (937)658-2421

583 Pets and Supplies KITTENS, free to good home. 6 weeks old, friendly and playful. Two black and white, two black. (937)689-9820

2003 Pontiac Sunfire, Silver, new brakes, rotors, front struts, Good on gas, 2.2 liter, 103,000 miles, $6,000 firm, after 4pm (937)622-1300

POMERANIAN PUPPIES, for sale, 13 weeks, 2 males, 5 females, have shots, (937)916-5931 leave message, will show after 7pm

2008 GMC Acadia SLT-2, White diamond tricoat with ebony interior; 40,000 miles, one owner, non-smoker, EC, $27,000 (937)667-4253

830 Boats/Motor/Equipment BOAT, 15/0 John Boat, like new, used three times, stored in the dry. $700 OBO. (937)214-7979 after 10 am

885 Trailers HORSE TRAILER, 3 horse slant bumper pull, 1995 aluminum upgraded trailer with a "bulldog" electric a-frame jack along with a new "quickbite coupler" that couples to the tow vehicle automatically. $11,900 (937)667-4253

899 Wanted to Buy CASH PAID FOR JUNK CARS AND TRUCKS. Free removal. Get the most for your clunker call us (937)732-5424.


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To advertise in the Classifieds That Work Service & Business Directory please call: 877-844-8385

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635 Farm Services

655 Home Repair & Remodel

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#Repairs Large and #Room Additions #Kitchens/Baths #Windows #Garages

Bankruptcy Attorney


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• Lawn Maintenance and Mowing • Shrub Planting & Removal • Shrub Trimming • Tree Removal • Tree Trimming • Pavers & Wall Stone, Hardscapes

Roofing • Drywall • Painting Plumbing • Remodels • Flooring

675 Pet Care

Eric Jones, Owner

I am a debt relief agency. I help people file for bankruptcy relief under the Bankruptcy Code. 2262706

1999 CHEVY TAHOE LT 2-tone grey body, great shape, must see. Rebuilt tranny, new parts (have receipts). Can email pics. (402)340-0509

RICK WITHROW WITHROW RICK (937) 726-9625 726-9625 (937)


A simple, affordable, solution to all your home needs.

• Specializing in Chapter 7 • Affordable rates • Free Initial Consultation

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1997 FORD COACHMAN CATALINA RV New Price, 460 gas engine, slide-out, 34 feet, dual air, generator, 26K original miles, newer tires. (937)773-9526

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Insurance jobs welcome FREE Estimates

Certified Public Accountants

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Amy E. Walker, D.V.M. 937-418-5992

620 Childcare

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Mobile Veterinary Service Treating Dogs, Cats & Exotics


710 Roofing/Gutters/Siding


2464 Peters Road, Troy, Ohio 45373


Cleaning Service

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CALL TODAY! (937)418-4712 or (937)710-5277 1144 Fisher Dr., Piqua, OH 45356

Tammy Welty (937)857-4222

665 Lawn, Garden, Landscaping

BROOKHART GROUNDSCAPE • Mowing • Mulching • Hedge Trimming Call Brian Brookhart 937-606-0898 or 773-0990 • Mulch Delivery Or Pick Up Yourself Call Tom Lillicrap 937-418-8540

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Gravel Hauled, Laid & Leveled Driveways & Parking Lots

Any type of Construction:


Roofing, remodeling, siding, add-ons, interior remodeling and cabintets, re-do old barns, new home construction, etc.

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APPROVAL OF MINUTES (APPROVED) Approval of the minutes from the April 17, 2012 Regular Piqua City Commission RES. NO. R-81-12 (ADOPTED) A Resolution approving the renewal application for placement of farmland in an agricultural district filed by Ellen J. Allenbaugh for parcel #44-100640 in the City of Piqua

RES. NO. R-83-12 (ADOPTED) A Resolution requesting authorization to enter into an agreement with Edsall & Associates, LLC for the Engineering/Landscape design services for the US Route 36 Corridor Beautification project RES. NO. R-84-12 (ADOPTED) A Resolution authorizing the purchase of property 212-214 W. Ash Street, Parcel No. N44-002220 ADJOURNMENT 5/5/2012 2281759

Residential Commercial Industrial

Roofing • Siding • Windows


RES. NO. R-82-12 (ADOPTED) A Resolution to approve the form and authorize the execution of Blue Creek Wind Energy Schedule with American Municipal Power, Inc. and taking of other actions in connection therewith regarding wind generated energy purchases


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IN BRIEF ■ Benefit

Prep Tourney Schedule

Miller Benefit 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.

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MONDAY BASEBALL DIVISION III National Trail at Versailles, 5 DIVISION IV Houston at Covington, 5 Mechanisburg at Russia, 5 Ansonia at Newton, 5 Bradford at Cedarville, 5 SOFTBALL DIVISION I Piqua at Lakota West, 5 DIVISION III Versailles at Northeastern, 5 Dixie at Miami East, 5


Brading event set for June The sixth annual “G H B” George Brading Golf Tournament will be played June 2 at Stillwater Valley Golf Course. The tournament is a fourman scramble best ball, with a meal served afterwards. There will be a pay out top three places. The shotgun start begins at 1 p.m. All proceeds will benefit the George Brading scholarship fund. For more information, call 773-1962.

Kelsey Deal isgned her letter of intent to play soccer at Wright State University Friday in the Piqua High School library. Sitting in front with Deal are her parents Lisa and Brian Deal. In back is Piqua girls soccer coach Karen Horvath.

Wright ‘Deal’ for Piqua goalie Lady Indians senior signs with Lady Raiders BY ROB KISER Sports Editor

Things will not be quite the same on the Wertz Stadium soccer pitch next fall. Since Karen Horvath took over as coach of the Lady Indians four years ago — there has been one common theme — a Deal in goal. Kelsey Deal followed her sister Laura as the last line of defense for the Lady Indians — and did the job so well, she signed Brian Deal was low gross with 33 in the Thurs- a letter of intent Friday in the Piqua High School liday Night Industrial brary to play for Wright League at Echo Hills. State University. Mike Butsch and Dave “I am not going to know Barnhart shared second what to do,” Horvath said with 37. with a smile. “I have alDave Selsor was low ways had a Deal in goal. net with 30. Kelsey has tremendous Kyle Rasor was second skills. That is leadership with 32, while Todd Lavey something we are going to was third with 34. miss. Her freshman year, STANDINGS 13.5 Bing’s she split time between the Joe Thoma Jewelers 12 Palmer Bolt & Supply 11.5 field and goal and she has 10 Craycon Homes been in goal ever since.” Browning Plumbing 8.5 Carpet House 8 Deal said she learned 8 Jim Sherry Chrysler from watching her sister Hemm’s Glass 7.5 Patriot Carpet Cleaning 7 play goalie — Laura went Gico 6.5 on to help Otterbein to the 6.5 Associates Staffing 6 Division III Final Four Meijers’ 4.5

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this fall before having her career shortened by injuries. “Laura always helped me a lot,” Kelsey Deal said. “I learned a lot from her.” And she said the decision to go to Wright State was an easy one. “It is close to home,” she said. “I really liked it and they made me a great offer. “I always dreamed (of playing Division I college soccer), but I wasn’t sure it would happen.” She is the first Piqua girl to achieve that goal since Kylie Hayes, still the third all-time leading scorer in the state of Ohio. “Kelsey is the first one to go Division I since I have been here,” Horvath said. “That was one of my goals when I came here. To build the program and give the girls a chance to play at the highest level.” If you were at a Piqua soccer game that last four years, you couldn’t help but be aware of Deal’s presence. Whether it was her vocal leadership making sure the defense was in

the right spot — or not being afraid of physical contact when opponents challenged her. “You do what you have to do,” Deal said with a smile. She became a nightmare for opposing offensive players, amassing 428 saves over the last two seasons, making one spectacular save after another. Deal led the entire GWOC in saves last fall, finishing with 161 after recording an amazing 267 as a junior. She had 25 saves against Beavercreek this last fall after topping the 20 save mark nine times during her junior season. Deal earned All-GWOC North honors both as a junior and senior. “I think it just comes natural,” she said. And her play helped Piqua to its most successful season since Hayes graduated, as the Lady Indians finished 9-7-1. “I feel really good about the season we had,” Deal said. Ironically, she was almost in junior high before she ever played goalie.


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Suggs suffers Achilles injury OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — Baltimore Ravens linebacker Terrell Suggs will have surgery for a partially torn Achilles tendon, an injury he insists will not keep him sidelined for the entire 2012 season.


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QUOTED "It's going to be really exciting to see that turn out.” —Pete Carroll on the Seahawks competition at quarterback

Reds pound Pirates Cueto hurls complete game PITTSBURGH (AP) — Johnny Cueto remained unbeaten, giving up seven hits in his first complete game of the season as the Cincinnati Reds beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 6-1 on Friday night. The right-hander struck out three without a walk to improve to 4-0 and lower his ERA to 1.32. Zack Cozart and Drew Stubbs homered on consecutive pitches in the seventh inning off Pittsburgh starter Kevin Correia (1-2) to give Cincinnati plenty of breathing room. Jay Bruce later added his eighth home run of the season off reliever Chris Resop. Nate McLouth, starting in center field in place of an ill Andrew McCutchen, had two hits for the Pirates but Pittsburgh failed in its bid to win consecutive games for the first time in three weeks. Cueto (4-0) has been lights out See REDS/Page 19

“It was with my old club team the Warriors about seven years ago,” Deal said. “The coach told me I seemed to have the instincts for it and to give it a try. “I never expected it to turn out like this.” Deal knows that playing for Wright State will be a challenge. “I know I may not (play right away),” she said. “It might take a couple years.” Horvath isn’t so sure. “Kelsey (Deal) doesn’t deserve to sit and she won’t have to at Wright State,” she said. “It is a great fit for Kelsey. It is a small Division I school and Kelsey is the kind of player that can help any team.” The only problem is not having her on the field for the Lady Indians. “I am not a goalie person (as a coach),” Horvath said. “That was something I didn’t have to worry about. “I guess I will be put to the test. We have some kids that can step up.” But, things won’t be quite the same.

TUESDAY BASEBALL DIVISION I Edgewood at Piqua, 5 DIVISION II Graham at Kenton Ridge, 5 SOFTBALL DIVISION II Graham at Spr. Shawnee, 5 TENNIS TROY DIVISION II SINGLES Pierce Bennett, Lehman David Sehlhorst, Lehman Mitchell Shroyer, Lehman DOUBLES Matt Ulrich-David Freytag Michael Comer-Louis Gaier WEDNESDAY BASEBALL All Monday Winners, TBA DIVISION III Miami East at home, 5 p.m. Lehman at home, 5 p.m. SOFTBALL All Monday Winners, TBA TENNIS TROY DIVISION I SINGLES Nick Brown, Piqua Austin Hemm, Piqua Frank Patrizio, Piqua DOUBLES Brandon Bercot-Darrin Grove Holly Black-Luke Hanes

Russia gets past Tigers Versailles softball beats Arcanum 4-1 JACKSON CENTER — The Russia baseball team rallied from a 6-0 deficit when the game resumed in the third inning, defeating Jackson Center 86 in six innings Friday. “Jackson Center played very well and Andy Hoying is an outstanding athletes as a pitcher and hitter,” Russia coach Rick Gold said. “We were able to score three in the top of the third to get a little momentum. Cole McEldowney threw exceptionally well, allowing only one hit in the four innings he pitched.” Cole McEldowney picked up the win. Trevor Sherman and Austin Gariety both doubled. Russia will host Mechanicsburg Monday in DIV sectional tournament action.

SOFTBALL Lady Tigers win VERSAILLES — The Versailles softball team defeated Arcanum 4-1 Thursday. Danielle Langston picked up the win. Versailles will play at Northeastern Monday in D-III sectional action.

TRACK COVINGTON — The Covington Invitational was held Friday night. The meet was delayed by weather and because of AP PHOTO deadlines, the meet will be Cincinnati catcher Ryan Hannigan tags Garrett Jones out at the plate. reported on in Monday’s paper.

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BOYS Team scores: Graham 138, Covington 110, Milton-Union 71, Bradford 66, Arcanum 63, Troy Christian 58, Dayton Rosa Park 43, Ansonia 9, Dayton Westwood 0. Local Placers Shot Put: 1.I. Fries (Covington), 42-11; 2.D. Driskell (Graham), 40-10; 5.D. Hanlin (Graham), 37-0. Discus: 2.D. Hanlin (Graham), 95-8; 4.I. Fries (Covington), 94-0; 5.B. Powell (Bradford), 92-0; 7.J. Enck (Graham), 84-1; 8.Z. Kissinger (Bradford), 83-0. High Jump: 1.G. Thomas (Graham), 58; 2.D. Dunn (Graham), 5-2; 3.J. Grillot (Covington), 5-2; 5.Z. Barnes (Covington), 4-4. Long Jump: 1.N. Hoover (Bradford), 1610 1-2; 5.R. Dever (Graham), 13-7 1-2; 6.J. Couch (Graham), 13-6; 8.T. Francis (Covington), 11-8. Pole Vault: 1.L. Smith (Graham), 8-6; 3.B. Robinson (Covington), 7-6; 4.J. Rose (Graham), 7-0. 110 Hurdles: 1.R. Turner (Bradford), 17.7; 4.A. Brown (Covington), 20.7; 5.T. Shaw (Graham), 20.9; 6.Z. Barnes (Covington), 21.0. 100: 1.B. Magee (Covington), 11.8; 2.J. Grillot (Covington), 12.3; 4.G. Thomas (Graham), 12.4; 5.N. Hoover (Bradford), 12.4. 1,600: 1.D. Dunn (Graham), 5:21; 2.M. Justice (Bradford), 5:24; 5.D. White (Covington), 5:41. 400: 2.L. Smith (Graham), 62.6; 4.B. Canan (Bradford), 64.2; 5.B. Robinson (Covington), 65.4; 6.Shaw (Graham), 71.7. 200 Hurdles: 2.R. Turner (Bradford), 29.40; 4.Z. Barnes (Covington), 32.0; 6.A. Brown (Covington), 32.30; 7.Newport (Graham), 33.80; 8.C. North (Graham), 34.30. 800: 1.M. Justice (Bradford), 2:29.9; 2.B. Hart (Covington), 2:31.2; 3.Conley (Graham), 2:46.2; 4.R. Bowman (Covington), 2:51.5; 7.Zavaga (Graham). 200: 1.B. Magee (Covington), 25.4; 3.G. Thomas (Graham), 25.6; 4.J. Grillot (Cov-

ington), 26.1; 6.J. Couch (Graham), 27.2. 400 Relay: 2.Graham, 50.70. 800 Relay: 2.Graham, 1:54.4; 3.Bradford, 1:56.7; 6.Covington, 2:15.2. 1,600 Relay: 1.Graham, 4:06.7; 4.Covington, 4:20.7. GIRLS Team scores: Covington 146, Graham 121.5, Arcanum 110, Ansonia 54, MiltonUnion 37, Bradford 32, Troy Christian 22.5, Dayton Rosa Parks 20, Dayton Westwood 0. Local Placers Shot Put: 3.M. Mohler (Covington), 283; 5.K. McReynolds (Covington), 27-2; 7.T. Cottrell (Bradford), 23-3. Discus: 4.M. Bates (Bradford), 60-11; 5.R. Lavey (Bradford), 58-1. High Jump: 1.S. Henry (Graham), 4-8; 3.B. Meyer (Covington), 4-2; 4.(tie) B. Snyder (Graham), 4-0; 8.A. Angle (Covington), 4-0. Long Jump: 2.K. Westfall (Graham), 130; 3.N. Snyder (Covington), 12-10; 5.M. Lewis (Graham), 12-7 1-2; 6.E. Huggins (Bradford), 12-2 1-2; 8.D. Swabb (Covington), 11-7. Pole Vault: 1.M. Mohler (Covington), 76. 100 Hurdles: 1.K. Tullis (Graham), 18.4; 2.T. White (Graham), 19.9; 3.N. Snyder (Covington), 20.1; 4.A. Weer (Covington), 20.7; 7.A. Roberts (Bradford), 21.9. 100: 1.K. Pond (Covington), 13.6; 2.L. Quisenberry (Graham), 14.1; 3.K. Schaffer (Covington), 14.3; 4.P. Werner (Graham), 14.4. 1,600: 1.A. Dunn (Covington), 5:56.1; 4.S. Henry (Graham), 6:10.7; 6.A. Metz (Covington), 6:34.3; 7.T. Smith (Bradford); 8.B. Snyder (Graham). 400: 1.M. Lewis (Graham), 70.9; 3.K. Pond (Covington), 71.6; 4.L. Long (Covington), 72.2. 200 Hurdles: 1.K. Tullis (Graham), 33.80; 2.S. Henry (Graham), 34.10; 3.M. Bates (Bradford), 36.30; 4.A. Roberts (Bradford), 37.30; 5.A. Metz (Covington), 37.80; 6.N. Snyder (Covington), 39.40. 800: 1.A. Dunn (Covington), 2:45.5; 4.B. Snyder (Graham), 3:04.4; 6.M. Lewis (Graham), 3:07.4; 7.S. Blanton (Covington). 200: 2.A. Angle (Covington), 29.6; 3.A. Cecil (Covington), 30.4; 4.L. Quisenberry (Graham), 30.7; 5.P. Werner (Graham), 31.1; 8.T. Smith (Bradford), 32.4. 400 Relay: 1.Covington, 54.0; 2.Graham, 54.0. 800 Relay: 2.Covington, 2:00.3; 4.Graham, 2:08;.6; 7.Bradford, 2:15.9. 1,600 Relay: 1.Covington, 4:49.5.

TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; It's on to Talladega Superspeedway, where the focus Friday was on engine temperatures and tandem racing and everything that factors into the fast Alabama track. But as everyone turned their attention to Sunday's race, there was still a slight hangover from the dramatic decisions that altered NASCAR's last outing. A late penalty took Carl Edwards out of contention for the win Saturday night at Richmond, and a caution for debris gave Kyle Busch the opening to take the victory away from Tony Stewart. After finishing third, Stewart complained the debris was nothing more than a plastic bottle that provided zero threat to anyone on the track. Both drivers left Richmond unhappy with NASCAR, but both had cooled by the time they got to Talladega. "There is nothing else that I can do," said Edwards, who was penalized for jumping a restart. "I am satisfied with that personally, that I did everything I could do and that is that." Stewart also seemed resigned to simply accepting the final outcome. "It looked like a bottle to me, but the end result is the same thing: it still cost us an opportunity. It still cost us a win," Stewart said. "Yes, they did what they needed to do, but you just hate the timing of it. And, you hate that it even happened in the first place." Either way, the laterace theatrics had people talking, and that's what NASCAR needed after a

stretch of ho-hum racing. The last month has featured unusually clean, caution-free racing, and the long green-flag runs have stretched the field and eliminated accidents. The last multi-car accident in the Sprint Cup Series was at Martinsville Speedway, four races ago. On Friday, NASCAR president Mike Helton defended both the penalty against Edwards, "it was never in doubt he jumped the restart," and the need for the caution debris that spoiled Stewart's race, "it was a good bit more significant than a water bottle. We know the difference from a water bottle." But he didn't discount the affect both incidents had on the perception of the overall product, which usually spikes whenever NASCAR is shrouded in controversy and drama. Helton remains confident there's plenty of action ahead for NASCAR. "I've been around long enough that I've seen stretches where we've got more drama than we can handle, and I've seen stretches where the focus should be on the race track," he said. "So just sit tight. In my opinion, there's going to be drama, and there was a little last weekend between them and us. "Tony didn't like our call, Carl didn't like our call, and those are the two guys that tied for the championship last year. And they were both mad at us. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Mad at us because of the intensity of them wanting to win races, and that's what drives the sport. I think (intensity) is alive and well.â&#x20AC;?

burgh, has spent the opening weeks of the season searching for offense despite boasting one of the National League's better lineups. The Reds rank near the bottom of the NL in batting average and runs and have yet to find someone to take some of the pressure off Bruce. The hitting woes have forced manager Dusty Baker to get creative. It worked to perfection in the second when Chris Heisey dropped down a two-out bunt with Bruce on third. Correia dropped to his

knees to field it and fired to first but the throw was late, giving Cincinnati the lead. The Reds pushed it to 20 in the fourth after Heisey tripled with two outs and Ryan Hanigan followed with a double. Pittsburgh's best chance to get in it came in the bottom of the inning. McLouth and Neil Walker singled and Pedro Alvarez followed with a sacrifice fly. Yet, as they've done much of the season, Pittsburgh got a little too greedy on the bases. Garrett Jones tried to score

from first a double by Clint Barmes but was easily cut down by Cozart's relay throw. Pittsburgh got no closer. Cincinnati added a run on Brandon Phillips' RBI single and then put it away in the seventh. Cozart lined Correia's pitch down the left-field line for his second home run of the season and Stubbs followed with a drive to left-center that sailed over the 410-foot sign that marks the deepest point in PNC Park. The normally efficient Correia uncharacteristically struggled with his

command in a loss to Atlanta on Sunday, walking five batters in just 4 1-3 innings. Correia's only free pass this time came on an intentional walk to Joey Votto, but he had trouble getting out of innings. Three of the five runs Correia allowed came with two outs. NOTES: Correia fell to 7-2 in his career against the Reds. ... The series continues on Saturday. James McDonald (1-1, 2.97 ERA) gets the start for the Pirates while Mike Leake (0-3, 6.65) goes for Cincinnati.


The Covington Junior High girls track and field team won its own invitational.

Lady Buccs JH track keeps hardware at home Bucc boys finish second to Graham COVINGTON â&#x20AC;&#x201D; The Graham boys and Covington girls won the Covington Junior High Invitational this week. It is the first time the Covington girls have won in recent memory. Graham finished second and Bradford was sixth. Anna Dunn swept the 800, 2:45.5; and 1,600, 5:56.1 for the Lady Buccs. Also winning for Covington were Kailyn Pond, 100, 13.6; Maria Mohler, pole vault, 7-6; the 400 relay, :54.0; and the 1,600 relay, 4:49.5. Kayla Tullis led Graham, sweeping the 100 hurdles, 18.4; and 200 hurdles, 33.80. Also winning for Graham were Sarah Henry, high jump, 4-8; and Megan Lewis, 400, 70.9. The Covington boys finished second behind Graham, while Bradford was fourth. Winning for Graham were Gage Thomas, high jump, 5-8; Liam Smith, pole vault, 8-6; Devin Dunn, 1,600, 5:21; and the 1,600 relay, 4:06.7. Brandon Magee led Covington, sweeping the

100, 11.8; and 200, 25.4. Also winning for Covington was Ian Fries, shot put, 42-11. Winning for Bradford were Nick Hoover, long jump, 16-10 1-2; Rhyan Turner, 110 hurdles, 17.7; and Mason Justice, 800, 2:29.9.

Reds Continued from page 18 since the start of the 2011 season. His 2.15 ERA during that span is tops in baseball. He had little trouble with the Pirates, who have started to emerge from an April funk at the plate but couldn't muster much while dealing with Cueto's deceptive movement. Pittsburgh, baseball's lowest-scoring team, had broken out for 25 runs over its last four games. Cueto cooled off the Pirates with the kind of workmanlike performance that's helped him anchor a somewhat shaky staff. Cincinnati, like Pitts-

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Nick Watney answered what he referred to as a wake-up call at the Wells Fargo Championship by taking the lead. Tiger Woods might need one after missing the cut. Watney had gone nine straight rounds on the PGA Tour without breaking 70 and had failed to crack the top 10 in all nine of his stroke-play tournaments this year. He worked hard to change that, and it paid off Friday with an 8-under 64 that gave him a one-shot lead over Webb Simpson going into the weekend. A two-time winner last year, Watney had failed to crack the top 30 in a fullfield event this year, and missed the cut in New Orleans for his first weekend off at a tournament since July. "I think last week was a wake-up call for me," Watney said. "And I've worked really hard these five days leading into this event. I think it just shows I'm making progress. Who knows what's going to happen this weekend, but I'm really excited for it. More hard work, and hopefully I'll be in this position a lot more." Woods wound up in rare position. He failed to make a birdie on any of the par 5s or any hole on his back nine, missing a 4-foot birdie putt on his 17th hole with the cut on the line. Woods wound up with a 73 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; his eighth consecutive round in the 70s â&#x20AC;&#x201D; for an even-par 144 to miss the cut by one shot. It was only the eighth time in 267 events on the PGA Tour that Woods missed the cut, and the first time it happened at the same place twice â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Quail Hollow, where in four trips before the downfall in his personal life Woods had won once and never finished worse than 11th. "This is one of my favorite tour stops, and unfortunately, I'm just not going to be around for the last two days," Woods said. Phil Mickelson and Lee Westwood narrowly avoided joining him. Mickelson was right on the cut line and facing a scary finish on the par-3 17th over water and the par-4 18th, with a stream running down the left side and trees and trouble on the right. He played both holes perfectly for pars, though his 72 left him 11 shots out of the lead. Lefty couldn't believe how much the course had changed from Thursday morning, especially with the swirling wind that made the course nearly tough enough to let Woods back into the tournament. Woods was tied for 85th when he finished. At one point, he was tied for 72nd. Seventy-four players made the cut at 1-under 143, the first time in the 10-year history at Quail Hollow the cut was under par. "I haven't seen as big a change since like Shinnecock '95 where it was a whole different course," Mickelson said, referring to the U.S. Open. "So I played well today. I didn't get the ball in the hole as well as I would have liked, but I hit a lot of good putts that caught the lip, I hit a lot of putts that just didn't go in and I hit a lot of good shots that just didn't quite go my way today."


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