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Obama acts, but GOP not satisfied BY JULIE PACE Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama, seeking to regain his footing amid controversies hammering the White House, named a temporary chief for the scandalmarred Internal Revenue Service Thursday and pressed Congress to approve new security money to prevent another Benghazi-style terrorist attack. The efforts did little to satisfy Republicans, who

see the controversies as an opportunity to derail Obama’s second-term agenda. House Speaker John Boehner suggested the White House had violated the public’s trust, and he promised to “stop at nothing” to hold the administration accountable. “Nothing dissolves the bonds between the people and their government like the arrogance of power here in Washington,” Boehner said. “And that’s what the American people

are seeing today from the Obama administration remarkable arrogance.” The targeting of conservative political groups by the IRS and new questions about the deadly attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, last year along with the Justice Department’s seizure of journalists’ phone records have consumed the White House for nearly a week. Of the three controversies, the president’s advisers

see the IRS matter as the most likely to linger. At least three congressional committees are planning investigations into the agency that touches the lives of nearly every American. Obama, who was criticized by both opponents and allies for his measured initial response to the IRS targeting, vowed to ensure the agency acts “scrupulously and without even a hint of bias.” “I think we’re going to

be able to fix it,” he declared during a joint news conference with Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Soon afterward, Obama appointed senior budget official Danny Werfel to temporarily run the IRS, one day after Acting Commissioner Steven Miller’s forced resignation. The White House is expected to nominate a permanent commissioner later this year. However, the president

Taste Hopkins: Reading ‘still important’ of the Nicklin among city schools celebrating Right to Read Week Arts begins today

PIQUA — Downtown Piqua will come alive tonight with the 19th annual Taste of the Arts. Activities will be held from 5-9 p.m. in the 300, 400 and 500 blocks of North Main Street. Headlining the entertainment will be the Parrots of the Caribbean, known as the No. 1 Jimmy Buffet tribute band. Attendees are invited to come dressed in their favorite island wear — from grass skirts to leis to board shorts and shades. The group will perform at 6 p.m and again at 7:30 p.m. in the main entertainment stage in the 300 block of North Main Street. The schedule of events for Taste of the Arts is as follows: • 5-9 p.m. Restaurants selling taster size portions, restaurant tents, 100 blocks of East and West Ash Street Main Street Kids Zone, Children’s Activities, 400 block of North Main Street Bennett Intermediate School Art Project, (Demonstration and


Nicklin kindergartener Brancin Mowen, 5, searches for a book he likes while his classmates read their selected books on the carpet behind him as a part of the Right to Read program at the school on Thursday. Librarian Susan Hopkins applied for and recieved a grant of $500 from McDonald’s to fund the Right to Read program. BY ALYSSA RECK Staff Writer

PIQUA — Piqua City Schools celebrated Right to Read week, May 13-17. Susan Hopkins, library aide at the Nicklin Learning Center, received a McDonald’s $500 Making Activities Count (MAC) Grant to purchase paperback books for kindergartners, and give them away during Right to Read Week. The library transformed into a three ring circus with a tightrope, beanbag toss, hula hoops, and a ring of fire. The chil-

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books in their homes.” Hopkins has been working for Piqua City Schools for 13 years. The MAC grant was the first grant Hopkins had ever applied for and she received the award in Dayton. The children split into four groups to play the games and clapped upon the completion of a somersault through the ring of fire. Bonnie Marx, a volunteer at Nicklin Learning Center, assisted children as they walked the tightrope with the aid of an umbrella or while balancing a bright green beanbag.

The children go to the library twice a week to get a couple books to read at home. One on of those days, Hopkins hosts a 30 minute story-time, where the children are read to by Hopkins. “Hopkins has a heart for children and really makes story time come alive,” Marx said. Hopkins described each of the kindergarten classes as “unique in their own way.” “I make them find the tiniest details about a book by pointing out illustrations and different See Reading/Page 2

Covington BOE: ‘Huge hurdle’ crossed BY JENNIFER RUNYON For the Daily Call

See Taste/Page 2 COVINGTON — During their monthly meeting Index Thursday night, the CovClassified ...............14-16 ington Exempted Village Opinion ..........................4 Board of Education shared Comics ........................13 their excitement and Entertainment ...............5 thanked the community Local ..............................3 for the levy passage. Obituaries......................2 “I think a huge hurdle Sports.......................9-11 was crossed and we solved Weather .........................3 a huge financial and strucParenting .......................6 tural problem at the same NASCAR ......................12 time,” board member Jon Furrow said. The BOE then discussed the next steps for the building project with the Ohio School Facilities Commission. 6 2 7 4 8 2 5

dren were encouraged to play the games set up around the room. Streamers and multi-colored balloons adorned the walls, during the week long celebration of reading. Last year, the Reading is Fundamental (RIF) program was pulled from schools across the country. Piqua City Schools had been apart of the RIF program for 43 years and with the program, children had received three books per year to take home and keep. “It is important to ingrain in children that reading is still important,” said Hopkins.”They need

According to Superintendent Dave Larson, the district has been in contact with the OSFC. After a district passes its levy, the OSFC must revise its master plan. This is what the OSFC is currently working on. Larson said Covington should receive the revised plan next week. The school board must then pass a resolution declaring that they want to proceed. The Covington BOE will hold a special session at 4 p.m. Wednesday, May 29 to vote on the resolution. Following this, the OSFC will let the district know if it will receive funding during the next cycle. This will be done July 11. Larson also said that

district leaders will meet with the custodial staff most likely the week after school is out to determine what maintenance issues the school will need to address and which don’t have to be attended to since the district is getting the new building. Students will have three more school years in the current buildings. Building and Grounds Committee members Alex Reck and Jon Furrow will meet with the OSFC to discuss the next steps as well. Also during their meeting, the board approved school fees for next year. The prices will remain the same.

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“Looking at the community, we thought we needed to keep them flat,” Larson said. However, he then said that lunch prices have increased for next year. “The goal is always for food services to be self-sufficient,” Larson said adding that with the new food requirements, the federal government demands that food costs a certain amount. “We’re still on the low end if you compare,” he said. The school year will conclude for Covington on May 24. There will be an early dismissal at 1 p.m. on this day. Graduation will be held at 2 p.m. May 26 at Hobart Arena.

knocked down the prospect of appointing a special prosecutor to investigate the IRS, saying the congressional investigations and a separate Justice Department probe should be enough to nail down who was responsible for improperly targeting tea party groups when they applied for tax-exempt status. Obama and Erdogan were questioned during a light but steady rain See Obama/Page 2

Obama calls for security funding BY NEDRA PICKLER Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama on Thursday tried to turn the tables on Republicans who have criticized his administration’s response to last year’s deadly attack in Benghazi, Libya, calling on lawmakers to approve his request to increase funding for diplomatic security. Obama’s call was the second step in as many days designed to combat GOP charges that his administration misled Americas about the circumstances of the attack, playing down the terrorist strike that killed four Americans amid the presidential race. Obama has angrily rejected those claims and now is seeking to turn the debate toward improving embassy security. “I want to say to members of Congress in both parties, we need to come together and truly honor the sacrifice of those four courageous Americans and better secure our diplomatic posts around the world,” Obama said at a Rose Garden news conference with the Turkish prime minister. “That’s how we learn the lessons of Benghazi.” The State Department is seeking about $1.4 billion for increased security. The money would come primarily from funds that haven’t been spent in Iraq. That would include $553 million for 35 more Marine Security Guard units, $130 million for 155 diplomatic security agents and $376 million for security upgrades and construction at new embassies. Since the attack on Sept. 11, 2012, Democrats have complained that Republicans cut $300 million from the Obama administration’s budget request of $2.6 billion for diplomatic and embassy security in 2012. A spokesman for House Speaker John Boehner, ROhio, said Congress provided extra security See Funding/Page 2


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Kathryn Ann Ferguson PLEASANT HILL — Kathryn Ann Ferguson, 57, of Pleasant Hill, passed away Wednesday morning, May 15, 2013, at h e r home. S h e w a s b o r n Jan. 8, 1956, in Troy, to her parents Omer G l e n FERGUSON a n d Eva (Williams) Stephens. Kathy loved taking the kids camping in southern Ohio, watching Matt play baseball, and attending Sarah’s choir shows. She always went out of her way to care for her neighbors. Her granddaughter, Payton was the light of her life and she loved watching her grow. She is survived by her loving husband of 29

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years, John P. Ferguson; mother, Eva Stephens; daughter, Sarah Ferguson of Vandalia, son, Matthew Ferguson of Fairfield; step-sons, John Ferguson Jr. (Christine) of Hilliard and Gary Ferguson (Lisa) of Piketon; six grandchildren; brother and sisterin-law Michael and Gaynell Stephens of Pittsburg, Pa. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, at FuJackson-Sarver neral Home, 1 S. Main St., Pleasant Hill. Pastor Lynn Mercer will officiate with interment following at Pleasant Hill Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 9-11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society. Online memories may be left for the family at

PIQUA — Okey Scott, 89, of Piqua, died at 5 p.m. Wednesday, May 15, 2013, at his residence. He w a s b o r n Sept. 2 3 , 1923, n i Rawl, W. Va . , to the l a t e Buck a n d SCOTT Fe r ni e (Hatfield) Scott. He married Thelma Keesee on Oct. 11,1946, in Pikeville, Ky.; she survives. Mr. Scott also is survived by two sons, James (Peggy) Scott of Troy and Bill (Laura) Scott of Piqua; five grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Vina Varney of Pikeville, Ky. and Bonnie Justice of Olney, Ill. He was preceded in death by four

brothers, four sisters, and his daughter, Brenda Kay. Okey was a member of Primitive Baptist Church of Ransom, Ky. and had worked as a coal miner. He also worked carpentry for Mid-Continent Properties of Piqua. A funeral service to honor his life will be conducted at 10 a.m. Monday, at the Jamieson & Funeral Yannucci Home with Pastor Lee Ellis officiating. Burial will follow in Forest Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be from 2-4 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. contribuMemorial tions may be made to Hospice of Miami County, P.O. Box 502, Troy, OH 45373. Guestbook condolences and expressions of sympathy, to be provided to the family, may be expressed through

that they may take them home. All the books chosen to be handed out were Step 1 or Step 2 “I Can Read” books. The children excitedly looked over hundreds of books and successfully

picked out one to take home, before taking it to their teacher, Marx, or their Hopkins.With name written on the inside cover, the children clutched the book to their chest and lined up.

A “thank you” was given from each kindergarten class, before they left with their teacher. Hopkins plans to apply for the MAC grant again to purchase more books.

Schools and Lehman High School) • 5-6:30 p.m. Piqua Junior High School, Sidewalk Chalking (Demonstration), 500 block of North Main Street Paul Hinds, Duct Tape Wallets (Demonstration), Susie’s Big Dipper, 323 N. Main St. • 5:30 p.m. Kuda Taka Taiko Drummers, Children’s Entertainment area, intersection of Main and Greene streets Kaleb King, magician, Entertainment Tent, 300 block of North Main Street • 6-8 p.m. Nick Fess, Graphic Art (demonstration), Read-

more’s Hallmark, 430 N. Main St. Lamppost IV, Barbershoppers, strolling downtown • 6 and 7:30 p.m. Parrots of the Caribbean, Entertainment Tent, 300 block of N. Main Street • 6:30-8 p.m. Kassandra Mestamaker, Acrylics (demonstration), Barclay’s Men’s Women’s Clothier, 314-318 N. Main St. • 6:30-8:30 p.m. Hanna Goodwin and Naomi Leak, Rolled Clay (demonstration) in front of Apple Tree Gallery, 405 N. Main St. Eric Collier, Oil on Canvas (demonstration), Second Story Gallery, 319 N.

dent spoke of the importance of striking a balance between “secrecy and the right to know” but said he would make no apologies for trying to protect classified information that could put Americans at risk. “I’ve still got 60,000plus troops in Afghanistan, and I’ve still got a whole bunch of intelligence officers around the world who are in risky situations,” he said. “Part of my job is to make sure that we’re protecting what they do, while still accommodating for the need for information.”

The president said he continues to have confidence in Attorney General Eric Holder, who has been the target of intense criticism from lawmakers after the phone record subpoenas were made public. The IRS and Justice Department controversies have coincided with a revival in the GOP-led investigations into the September attacks in Benghazi, which claimed the lives of the U.S. ambassador to Libya and three other Americans. Obama, who angrily cast the investigations as

debate over the talking points under pressure from Congress. The emails show that White House staff only requested minor edits, but there were repeated requests from the State Department to take out information that could be used to criticize them. Democrats rallied behind Obama, arguing that the email disclosure undermined Republican claims of a cover-up. “Let’s be honest about what’s happening here,” Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Bob Menendez, D-N.J., said Thursday in a speech on the Senate floor. “It’s not about doing all we can to find the truth and making sure it never happens again; it’s about politicalgamesmanship and finding someone to blame.”

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., said the emails “prove there simply was no cover-up.” “Yet Republicans, with full knowledge of these emails, claimed the White House was hiding the truth,” Reid said. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., agreed with Obama that the GOP focus was a “sideshow.” Yet Republicans made clear they have no plans to back down, with Boehner telling reporters that the GOP members on five committees were “working overtime” on the Benghazi issue. Eight months after the attack, the issue remains a political winner with the Republican base as conservatives have been ferocious in assailing Obama. Rank-and-file

Reading Continued from page 1 mediums,” Hopkins said. During Right to Read Week, more than 280 books were given to children in 13 different kindergarten classes, so

Taste Continued from page 1 Interactive) in front of Barclay’s, 314-318 N. Main Street Photo Booth, 400 Block of North Main Street, hosted by volunteers from the Piqua Catholic Center for Early Learning Farmers & Artisans Alley, 500 block of North Main Street Main Street Collectibles, 400 block of North Main Street Beer & Wine Tasting, outdoor patio area east of Mulligan’s Pub, 110 W. High St. Youth Art Exhibit, Apple Tree Gallery, 2nd floor, 405 N. Main St. (featuring works from students at Piqua City Schools, Piqua Catholic

Obama Continued from page 1 during Thursday’s outdoor event. As the rain picked up, the president summoned a pair of Marine guards to provide umbrellas for Erdogan and himself, joking, “I’ve got a change of suits, but I don’t know about our prime minister.” The news conference marked Obama’s first comments on the government’s widely criticized seizure of telephone records of reporters and editors of The Associated Press in an investigation of news leaks. The presi-

Funding Continued from page 1 funding in legislation passed this spring. “It is better management that is required now to address these security concerns,” the spokesman, Brendan Buck, said. Obama also said his administration is increasing intelligence and warning capabilities to secure diplomats and that he’s directed the Pentagon to ensure that the military “can respond lightening quick in times of crisis.” “But we’re not going to be able to do this alone. We’re going to need Congress as a partner,” Obama said. His comments came the day after the White House released 99 pages of emails and a single page of hand-written edits showing the interagency

Barbara Dale Williams FAIRBORN — Barbara Dale Williams, 74, of Fairborn, died at 3:08 a.m. Thursd a y , M a y 1 6 , 2013, t a Koester Pavili o n , T r o y. S h e w a s WILLIAMS b o r n May 27, 1938, in Gideon, Mo., to the late Dale and Gladys Irene (Walker) Vandeventer. She married Billie Joe Williams in 1956; he preceded her in death in December 1972, lost over the skies of Vietnam. Mrs. Williams is survived by three sons, Wayne “Ronnie” (Lucy) Williams of East Prairie, Mo., Billie Joe Jr. (Tonia) Williams of Cebolo, Texas and Clifford (Vanessa) Williams of Tipp City; three grandchildren, Bar-

bara Elizabeth, Joshua Issac and Christopher Wayne; six great-grandchildren; a stepsister, Peggy Jean Taylor of Gulfport, Fla.; and many friends in Fairborn and the surrounding communities. She attended Gideon High School in Missouri and was a lifelong homemaker. She enjoyed animals and birds, and was a lifelong friend to many. Private services to honor her life will be held at the convenience of the family. In keeping with Barbara’s wishes, her remains will be laid to rest with her husband at the family farm in Virginia. Local arrangements are being handled through the Jamieson & Yannucci Funeral Home, Piqua. Guestbook condolences and expressions of sympathy, to be provided to the family, may be expressed through

Death notices PIQUA — Judith K. Frederick, 72, of Piqua, formerly of Mansfield, died at 5:45 p.m. Wednesday, May 15, 2013, at Upper Valley Medical Center. Private services to her family are being provided through the Jamieson & Yannucci Funeral Home.

SIDNEY — Donna Mae Osborne, 67, of passed away at 9:15 a.m. Wednesday, May 15, 2013, at her residence surrounded by her family. Funeral services will be held Saturday, at Cromes Funeral Home, Sidney, with the Rev. George Gnade Main St. officiating. Burial will be at Graceland Cemetery in Adam Petitjean, vari- Sidney. ous painting techniques (demonstration), Skynet SIDNEY — Ella M. Kuck, 101, of Sidney, passed Internet, 406 N. Main St. away at 2:40 a.m. Thursday, May 16, 2013, at Dorothy • 7 p.m. Love Retirement Community, where she had been a Kuda Taka Taiko resident for the past three years. A private funeral service will be held for the immeDrummers, Children’s Entertainment area, inter- diate family, Monday, with burial at Graceland Cemesection of Main and tery. Cromes Funeral Home, Sidney, is in charge of arrangements. Greene streets Kaleb King, magician, PIQUA — Winifred K. Maher, 75, of Piqua, died at next to picnic table tent, 400 block of North Main 3:15 p.m. Thursday, May 16, 2013, at her residence. Funeral arrangements are pending through the Street Jamieson & Yannucci Funeral Home. Piqua School of the Arts, Ballet (demonstration) in front of Piqua Area Chamber of Commerce, 326 N. Main St. • 7:30-9 p.m. Jim Wroda, Antique Appraiser, 2nd Floor of Apple Tree Gallery, 405 N. Main BY STEPHEN Grant, one of Miller’s top St. deputies, announced OHLEMACHER plans to retire June 3, acAssociated Press cording to an internal WASHINGTON (AP) IRS memo. Grant is com— President Barack missioner of the agency’s a “sideshow” earlier this Obama picked a senior tax exempt and governweek, tried to turn the White House budget offi- ment entities division, focus Thursday to Con- cial to become the acting which includes the gress. He urged lawmak- head of the Internal Rev- agents that targeted tea ers to provide more money enue Service on Thurs- party groups for addito strengthen security at day, the same day tional scrutiny when they U.S. diplomatic missions another top official an- applied for tax-exempt around the world. nounced plans to leave status. “We need to come to- the agency amid the conGrant joined the IRS in gether and truly honor the troversy over agents tar- 2005. Before that he was sacrifice of those four geting tea party groups. a top official at the Pencourageous Americans Obama named long- sion Benefit Guaranty and better secure our time civil servant Daniel Corporation. diplomatic posts around Werfel as the acting IRS Werfel agreed to head the world,” Obama said. commissioner. Werfel, 42, the IRS through the end “That’s how we learn the currently serves as con- of September, the White lessons of Benghazi. troller of the Office of House said. Presumably, That’s how we keep faith Management and Obama will nominate a with the men and women Budget, making him a new commissioner by who we send overseas to key player in implement- then. represent America.” ing recent automatic IRS commissioners spending cuts known as serve five-year terms and the sequester. must be confirmed by the “Throughout his career Senate. Werfel won’t need working in both Demo- Senate approval because GOP members and out- cratic and Republican ad- he is a temporary apside groups have pres- ministrations, Danny has pointment. The Senate, sured Boehner to appoint proven an effective leader however, confirmed Wera special select committee who serves with profes- fel for his current posito investigate. Instead, sionalism, integrity and tion without opposition in Republicans are pursuing skill,” Obama said in a 2009. Werfel has had several their own inquiries and statement. “The Ameripromising to call more can people deserve to jobs at the Office of Manwitnesses to testify pub- have the utmost confi- agement and Budget and licly, including the vet- dence and trust in their worked there during eran diplomat and retired government, and as we President George W. admiral, Thomas Picker- work to get to the bottom Bush’s administration. ing, who led an independ- of what happened and re- He has also been a trial ent review of the attack store confidence in the attorney in the Justice Civil that widely criticized the IRS, Danny has the expe- Department’s State Department’s insuf- rience and management Rights Division. ficient security at the fa- ability necessary to lead the agency at this imporcility. Pickering and former tant time.” Werfel replaces Steven Joint Chiefs Chairman Miller as acting IRS comMike Mullen sent a letter missioner. Miller was Thursday to the House forced to resign Wednes- * Your 1 choice for complete Home oversight committee Medical Equipment day amid the growing chairman saying they will testify in public but not scandal, though he is still Lift Chairs submit to private inter- scheduled to testify Fri- 1990 W. Stanfield, Troy, OH views with staff investiga- day at a congressional 45373 • 937-335-9199 tors prior to their hearing. Also Thursday, Joseph testimony. 40037839

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Haines named Holiday Evening chair PIQUA — Edison Community College has named R. Christopher “Chris” Haines as the chair of the 16th Annual Holiday Evening. Holiday Evening is a fund-raising event that directly supports Edison’s general scholarship fund, which provides financial assistance to traditional and non-traditional students in their academic pursuits. As the husband of an Edison graduate and father of a current Edison student, Haines is very familiar with the college and is aware of the importance this event in creating student scholarship opportunities. “The Holiday Evening is the Edison biggest Foundation’s fundraiser of the year. The money raised through the Holiday Evening allows us to provide scholarships and help students with the costs of their education,” Haines said. Haines, vice president of technical operations and chief information officer for Buckeye Insurance Group, also serves as vice president of Marias Technology, a subsidiary of

HAINES Buckeye Insurance, which provides insurance technology and disaster recovery services. In addition to his extensive executive leadership experience, he has participated on a number of civic and nonprofit advisory boards, including the Edison Community College Foundation board. Haines also is a lieutenant for the Covington Fire Department. A resident of Covington, where he lives with his wife and two sons, Haines is aware of what a great asset Edison is to the community and is pleased to act as the 2013 Chair. “Being the Chairman of the 16th Holiday Evening is a great honor,” Haines

said. “The list of previous chairpersons is full of great individuals who have each set the bar for success very high.” This year’s Holiday Evening event, held on Thursday, Dec. 5, will feature “The Return,” a highly-regarded Beatles cover band. “The Return is not just another average Beatles tribute band. They are one of the most sought after Beatles tribute bands in the world. Those attending will not be disappointed,” Haines said. “I have had the opportunity to work with The Return as part of a couple of large festivals which I have chaired in the past and they are fantastic.” The annual holiday event has previously included performances by world-renowned musician Tim Janis, Australia’s The Ten Tenors, Straight No Chaser, The Toledo Symphony Orchestra and former Tonight Show bandleader Doc Severinson. Now in its 16th year, the annual event has become a staple of the holiday season for many. Attendees spend the

evening with family and friends while enjoying quality entrainment and cuisine. Tickets are limited and tend to sell out quickly. “The early buzz is very high for this year’s Holiday Evening,” said Haines. “We are anticipating a great turnout.” Various levels of sponsorship are available for those interested in attending the event. Sponsorship for the evening will support more than 3,500 students who attend classes at Edison annually. For further information or to be added to the Holiday Evening mailing list, contact Julie Slattery at

Chance of showers, t-storms A stalled front draped across the Miami Valley will be the focus for several chances of showers and thunderstorms through the weekend. The best chance of rain each day will be during the afternoon hours. High: 78 Low: 58.

In Brief PHS baccalaureate on Sunday PIQUA — Piqua High School Baccalaureate service will be held at 7 p.m. Sunday, May 19, at Piqua Baptist Church, 1402 W. High St., Piqua. This is a worship service for graduates and will feature the Piqua High School Choir on several songs. Pastor Donald Wells will bring the baccalaureate message. There will be refreshments for everyone following the service.

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Pastor Mike Havey and Jim Oda review plans for the upcoming Centennial Celebration for St. John’s Lutheran Church on the corner of Wood and Downing streets.The celebration will be Saturday and Sunday. Oda will lead a walking tour of the church and surrounding area at 2 p.m. Saturday. The Sunday 10:30 a.m. worship service will include parts of the 1913 dedication service and music, as well as a lunch featuring a menu from 1913 with 1913 prices of 25 cents for adults and 15 cents for children. There also will be historical displays and a pump organ on both days.


Standing, back row, left to right, Greg Morrow, Council on Rural Services; Jared Wesbecher, Miami County YMCA; Bill Lutz, City of Piqua Public Works; Andy Hite, Johnston Farm Friends Council; Chuck McGlaughlin, Piqua Heritage Festival; Joshua Bornhorst, Piqua Catholic School; Steven K. Staley, distribution chairman of the Piqua Community Foundation. Not pictured: April Vosler, High Street Primary School. PIQUA — The Piqua Lehman Catholic High Piqua Area Chamber of Community Foundation School – for a backward Commerce Foundation – made grants totaling engineering CAD project for video camera equip$54,793.50 to numerous Piqua Catholic School – ment local non-profit organiza- for games for after-school Piqua Catholic School – tions and schools at the child care programming for an instant response YWCA Piqua on May 15, Piqua High School – for system for classroom use 2013. The Foundation sup- storage for the Indian Piqua Catholic Center ports not-for-profit organi- Outfitters space for Early Learning – for zations serving Piqua Grants were awarded furnishings residents in a variety of to: Piqua Heritage Festival ways. The Foundation’s City of Piqua Public – for entertainment for grant chairman, Steven K. Works - for the splash pad the 2013 festival Staley, spoke on behalf of at Pitsenbarger Park Piqua Juvenile Educathe board of directors to Council on Rural Servorganization representa- ices – for classroom iPads tion Fund – for DARE protives. “The Foundation Goodwill Easter Seals of gram incentives Senior Independence of embraces the chance to the Miami Valley – for furfund projects for all in the nishings at Sunrise Cen- Miami Valley – for support of events for Piqua resiPiqua area, both young ter for Adults in Piqua and old. We thank you all Home Based Arts USA - dents for your efforts to achieve for student copies of hisWestern Ohio TV Conyour own missions in as- torical books on the 1913 sortium – for production sisting Piqua students, flood Johnston Farm equipment for Piqua TV5 residents and the commu- Friends Council - for inThe next Piqua Comnity as a whole.” terpretive programs for munity Foundation grants Mini-grants were school visits will be made in November awarded to: Lehman Catholic High 2013. All grant applicaCouncil on Rural Serv- School – for a mobile com- tions received prior to the ices – for their Reading puter lab September deadlines will Buddies program Mental Health Coalibe considered for funding. Eagles’ Wings Stable, tion – for veterans’ proAny 501(c) 3 organization Inc. – for continuing edu- gramming interested in receiving apcation for their trainers Miami County Park plication information High Street Primary District – for high advenSchool – for a book- ture activities at Hug the should contact the Foundation office at 615-9080 themed rug for the library Earth festival Lehman Catholic High Miami County YMCA – or visit the website School - for copies of for ADA-compliant stairs www.PiquaCommunityShakespeare’s “The for the large swimming for more Twelfth Night” information. pool

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“Neither their silver nor their gold shall be able to deliver them in the day of the LORD’s wrath; but the whole land shall be devoured by the fire of his jealousy: for he shall make even a speedy riddance of all them that dwell in the land.” (Zephaniah 1:18 AKJV)

Mother of the Munchkins

Rooting for you have so many stories to share with you, dear reader, but there is simply not enough hours in the day or space to tell them all. This is a problem for a lot of us — space and time — especially when it comes to wanting to thank people. Such is the case for Ruth Hahn, co-founder of the Hahn-Hufford Center on Garbry Road who I had the absolute delight of speaking with on Monday. It was great to see Ruth’s happy, smiling face, and to receive a hug after so long. In fact, I haven’t even been to the center since Brianne’s final neurofeedback appointment for Trichotillomania, a compulsive desire to pull hair, last fall. As some of you may recall, Brie had begun to pull her eyebrows and eyelashes out to the point they were nearly non-existent but I am thrilled to say that since her last treatment not a lash or eyebrow is out of place However, Brie and I will often comment on how long it has been since visiting Hahn-Hufford, given I was a patient there for a short time, too. How we miss seeing Pam and Kim in the brain BETHANY J. ROYER wellness center, the always Columnist calming neurofeedback program, and the simple fact of how welcoming everyone has always been and was at the time to our entire family. So as you can imagine this was a long overdue visit when I joined Ruth in the conference room to speak on her latest adventure. She is now the proud author of her first book, ‘Hope Fulfilled: Hands that give hope.’ An inspirational story on a celebration of motherhood, determination, community and faith. The book is available for sale both at the center and at with proceeds to go towards the building fund. Ruth’s dream of paying off the building has often expressed and for good reason. A lot has been achieved at the Hahn-Hufford Center over the course of four decades, to have the mortgage paid in full would alleviate a lot of worry and allow their amazing, beautiful, family-orientated work to continue. As written in Thursday’s Daily Call, Ruth had to condense her book to make the story manageable, a decision that had to be very difficult considering the number of individuals who have assisted the center over the years. Unfortunately, in the case of this reporter when trying to capture the names of all those individuals, organizations and more, I failed to mention Carla Bertke, executive director for the rehab center in Thursday’s article. How I could have missed Carla was enough to make me want to pull out my hair given her committent and hard work is evident in everything she does there as executive director. A position she has held for 17 years for a total of 23 given she started as an intern in the 80s. As she stated in Ruth’s new book during a personal testimony, Carla explained how it didn’t take long before she was hooked. Something I can appreciate as I’m hooked and wish nothing more than for Ruth to sell those 20,000 books necessary to pay off the entire mortgage. “If that could happen I would be so excited. It would just be another dream fulfilled,” Ruth said with a conviction and emotion that, honestly, if I could afford it I’d buy every last one of them. If it helps, I’m rooting and praying for you and everyone there, Ruth. • Ruth Hahn will hold her first book signing from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 4:30-6:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 21, at the Hahn-Hufford Center of Hope, 1306 Garbry Road, Piqua. Lunch items will be available during the afternoon session with snacks and beverages during the evening session.


Bethany J. Royer is the mother of two munchkins, a closet jokester, and third year psychology student. She can be reached at

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Toy story guns get passed down in am not a big gun enfamilies and that they are thusiast, but it is almost indestructible. pretty easy to underSelling guns was catering stand why men are that to a flat demand. Not way. much growth or profit in This winter we were in that. But wait! How about a line to a drive-up winwe make them toys? How dow at a pharmacy. I was about we play to childish talking to my wife and JACK ROBINSON fears of being in a world missed the cars in front we don’t understand and pulling up. Just as I put it Columnist relate it to manliness, ininto gear, a car came in the entrance, gunned it and pulled in dependence, self-reliance, and even pafront of me. I tooted my horn to show triotism? Let’s put them back into the how much I appreciated it. He leaned wild west of their childhood’s imaginaout of the car window and started shout- tion. Then the gun runners said OK, we ing at me. He repeated this several times and even got out and stood by his can do this is by giving the NRA millions and millions of dollars a year to sell door challenging me. I am 75, he was 40 years younger and these ideas and so push our sales. And maybe 30 pounds heavier. To my embar- lo, it came to be. Winchester and Glock rassment, I just had to ignore him. I was keep selling the toys to the same cusno match. But if I would have had a gun tomers. They get bigger and better. We strapped to my hip? I just wouldn’t have all need the newest, fastest, deadliest had to take his crap. And if he wouldn’t one to add to our collection. The indushave backed down? If he thought I was try’s sales have increased 5.7 percent bluffing and came at me? Well, I suppose every year since 2007. The highest seller then that I would have simply had to now is assault rifles. Is that cool, or what? It’s the Second Amendment, baby! shoot him. The gun runners have even come up We men were all boys. We all remember how cool and in control we felt by with a solution for mass shootings. Figstrapping on a pair of six shooters. The ure out who is mentally disturbed with weight of our piece on our hip. The rush evil intent. That should be easy. Then make up a master list of these people. of manliness. I don’t know if it entirely ever goes This is not against their rights because away. When I was in my 30s, they gave we’ll only cast aspersions on their menme a beeper at work. I did feel a little tal health, not show how many of them more powerful walking into the cafete- have guns. If we keep guns out of their ria with it on my belt. It never goes away. hands, we will be safe. And a voice said: But I have grown a little. When I got my “Sales, baby sales. If we can’t sell to very own cell phone when I got to be 70 them, who’s next? Terrorists?” One more story about a kid and I’ll go. I wore it a couple of times on my belt, then felt foolish. I think that I was afraid In Tipp City last week a man walked that I would be in a mall and my phone into a convenience store at 4:30 a.m. would ring at the same time as another with a gun strapped to his belt. I don’t guy’s and I would lose the draw and think anyone would have been nervous would have to fall down and play dead. if he had looked more like Marshal DilSo I carry it in my pocket, like James lon. But he didn’t. Then he refused to show his ID or carrying license until Bond… It never goes away. It may be inborn, and just in the genes they put him in the cruiser. Now he’s of boys. One of my grandsons when he suing Dodge City for $3.6 million. I imagine him going home, sitting on was four was forbidden to play with guns. His father caught him at the din- the floor, and watching TV — armed, and ner table chewing his bread to form a probably dangerous. gun. And this same father when he was Jack Robinson of Piqua is a University of just my three-year-old son one night was watching TV on the floor. The movie got Akron graduate who over 25 years worked his a little spooky so he got up and went up- way up from the factory floor to a senior mastairs. He returned with his older terials management position with General brother’s six shooter, sat back down on Tire. After the Akron plant closed, he worked the floor and finished watching the at numerous companies, most of which either movie. He was safe. He was self-reliant. went broke or moved to Mexico. Contact him The gun manufacturers found that at


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CINCINNATI (AP) — Ohio’s Republican U.S. senator questioned Thursday the suggestion by President Barack Obama that he didn’t know until recently that the IRS had been targeting conservative groups. Sen. Rob Portman, a member of the Senate Finance Committee, told Ohio reporters in a conference call that questions about the Internal Revenue Service practices were raised early last year so it’s “an issue that’s been kicking around for over a year.” The Democratic president has said he heard about the IRS practice last Friday when an agency official apologized publicly for “inappropriate” actions. Following the ouster Wednesday of the acting IRS commissioner, Obama said he was angry about the targeting and won’t tolerate such behavior. The Justice Department is investigating. Portman said that when the IRS was asked previously about complaints that tea party groups were being subjected to extra scrutiny, the agency wrote last year to senators that proper procedures were being followed. A letter from the IRS dated April 26, 2012, states that the requests for more information were part of an effort to make sure applications were complete so the correct decision could be made on whether groups qualified for tax-exempt status. “Unfortunately, we have now learned a year later that our suspicions that we had were correct — that the IRS employees were using inappropriate political screens ... and they were zeroing in on conservative-leaning groups,” Portman said. Portman, who was involved in IRS reform legislation while in the House, said the targeting is “deeply troubling” and an example of events that are eroding public trust in government.

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Members of the jury from left, Cristian Mungiu, Naomi Kawase, Christoph Waltz, Vidya Balan, Daniel Auteuil, Nicole Kidman, jury president Steven Spielberg, Ang Lee and Lynne Ramsay pose during a photo call for the jury at the 66th international film festival, in Cannes, southern France Wednesday. BY JAKE COYLE AP Entertainment Writer CANNES, France (AP) — The Cannes Film Festival got off to a blockbuster, if stormy start, as Baz Luhrmann’s “The Great Gatsby” opened on a soggy French Riviera. Amid heavy rain, dancing flappers flocked down the Cannes red carpet Wednesday night, bringing a touch of the Jazz Age to the Croisette. “Gatsby” stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Carey Mulligan and Tobey Maguire helped give the festival’s opening day a strong dose of star power. At the opening ceremony, DiCaprio, joined by his “Gatsby” costar, Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachchan, declared the 66th Cannes officially begun. Over the next 12 days, dozens of the world’s most artistically ambitious films will premiere on Cannes’ global stage. But Wednesday was a day for blockbusters — both the bigbudget “Gatsby” and Hollywood’s most accomplished director of spectacle: Steven Spielberg. Spielberg is serving as jury president at this year’s Cannes. His presence here is a rarity (he’s had films at Cannes before, including “E.T.” and “Sugarland Express,” but never had a movie in competition), and he was received like a visiting head of state, a king of cinema. The “Lincoln” director received a standing ovation at the opening cer-

emony and was serenaded with a performance of “Miss Celie’s Blues” from his 1985 film, “The Color Purple.” He heads the jury that will decide the prestigious Palme d’Or, given to one of the 20 competing films, with entries ranging from the Coen brothers (“Llewyn Davis”), Alexander Payne (“Nebraska”) and Steven Soderbergh (“Behind the Candelabra”). This year’s jury is an intimidating, starry bunch, including Nicole Kidman, Ang Lee and Christoph Waltz. “Everyone sits in judgment of us,” Spielberg said. “So it’s our turn.” Luhrmann’s 3-D adaption of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel, starring Leonardo DiCaprio, is this year’s festival opener, a choice that surprised many since the film opened last week in North America. Cannes typically takes precedence over release schedules, but “Gatsby” sails to the Croisette after a robust weekend haul of $51.1 million. After Luhrmann noted in a news conference that the film had pushed Fitzgerald’s novel to the top of the bestseller list (selling more copies in a week than in the author’s lifetime), DiCaprio added with a grin: “And a little film adaptation is doing quite well at the box office.” But while “Gatsby” is getting a victory lap on the Cannes’ red carpet, it comes to the festival with the sting of mixed reviews. Many film

critics have taken issue with the movie’s stylistic flourishes. “I knew that would come,” said Luhrmann, noting Fitzgerald’s 1925 novel was also initially received poorly. “I just care that people are going out and seeing it. I really am so moved by that.” “Gatsby” plays out of competition at the festival, but Spielberg should have his hands full with a slate lacking any obvious favorite. Internationally-respected filmmakers like Roman Polanski (“Venus in Fur”), Asghar Farhadi (“The Past) and Jim Jarmusch (“Only Lovers Left Alive”) are to premiere their films in competition. Every year, the Cannes jury president is psychoanalyzed to help predict the Palme d’Or winner. This year is no different, with onlookers guessing that Spielberg will either gravitate toward the kind of warmhearted films he’s best known for, or seek to deliberately contradict that assumption with a more audacious choice. The international jury also includes Romanian director Cristian Mungiu, Scottish filmmaker Lynne Ramsay, Japanese director Naomi Kawase, French actor Daniel Auteuil and Bollywood star Vidya Balan. “I’m going to have to look at the Sidney Lumet film ‘12 Angry Men,’ again as a tutorial to prepare myself for the final day of deliberation,” Spielberg said with a smile.

Review: Clever ‘Stories We Tell’ explores memory BY CHRISTY LEMIRE AP Movie Critic “Stories We Tell” is a documentary about Sarah Polley’s family: her father and mother, sister and brother and the sister and brother she has from her mother’s first marriage. It’s about moments they’ve shared that are seemingly prosaic and universally relatable, depicted through the grainy, faded nostalgia of Super 8 — splashing in the swimming pool, laughing around the dinner table — as well as the betrayals and losses that shaped and strengthened them. But while it’s incredibly specific in its detail and makes you feel as if you’ve known these people forever after spending less than two hours with them, “Stories We Tell” is also

about every family. It reveals that we’ll all unreliable narrators of our own histories, especially after years and even decades have gone by. And it reminds us that the truth is a fleeting thing, constantly changing in the slightest of ways depending on who’s telling it. Polley, the Torontobased actress-turnedfilmmaker, has shown astonishing emotional depth and technical maturity at a young age in just two previous features: “Away From Her” and “Take This Waltz.” Like those earlier films, “Stories We Tell” focuses on how a long-term relationship evolves over time. Now 34 and tackling a subject that’s so close to her heart, she reveals a whole new level of artistic

mastery. Her meta, multilayered exploration of her own past combines interviews, archival footage and meticulous reenactments so seamlessly, it’s hard to tell what’s real and what’s mythologized. And that’s the point. Even calling “Stories We Tell” a documentary seems rather limiting and not entirely accurate; it’s also a deadpan comedy, a juicy melodrama and a gripping mystery, all cleverly blended together with great focus. But Polley pulls back the curtain from time to time to share her process, which creates an even greater sense of intimacy. Her siblings squirm beneath a boom mic and hot lights, worrying about how they look. Her father, the actor Michael Polley, stands at a

microphone in a recording studio, reading in a rich, British accent his own poetic version of the family’s history that he wrote; Polley, sitting at a sound board on the other side of the glass, politely instructs him to repeat a line here and there. Their bond is obviously a warm and comfortable one, and has remained so despite the revelations that the film recounts. (Do NOT do a Google search before you see this movie. Experience it for yourself.) “Stories We Tell” sprang from a recurring joke within the Polley family that Sarah didn’t resemble her father much. Relatives and longtime friends remember her mother, Diane Polley, who died of cancer when Sarah was only 11, as a charismatic,

Friday, May 17, 2013

RV’s on highways this summer will need extra room to roam DEAR ABBY: It’s vacation time again, time to hit the road in the RV. Please make your readers aware that people driving motorhomes, towing fifthwheel trailers and travel trailers CANNOT stop as quickly as a small car or truck. When people cut in front of an RV or a large truck and slam on their brakes, it puts many people’s lives in danger. There is a reason we leave that large space between our RV and the vehicle in front of us. It provides us room to stop as well as the ability to see what’s happening in the traffic readers ahead. Your should also know that even though we RV-ers have mirrors and possibly rear video cameras, there are many blind spots — especially if the car behind us is following too close or weaving in and out of lanes. The bottom line is: Be safe. Be courteous. Drive like your life and the lives of others are in your control because it is literally true. — HAPPY CAMPER, PASCO, WASH. DEAR HAPPY CAMPER: I’m glad you wrote because I have received several letters recently, asking me to alert my readers about the risk of driving too close to RVs and fifth-wheel vehicles. Too many motorists don’t realize that it’s impossible to stop suddenly while pulling a load that weighs several tons. A word to the wise … DEAR ABBY: A woman here at work constantly asks to borrow money. The first time she did it, she caught me off guard and I gave her $20. The second time she sent me an email asking for a loan, I replied that I only had a few dollars. I’m not the only person she asks. Five other people in our department have told me she has hit them up too. One of them reported her to our HR manager, but it hasn’t stopped her. To be fair, she did return the $20 I loaned her, but isn’t this akin to a hostile work environment? We all avoid her because we know she’ll ask for money, but we also have to work with her every day. Times are tough for everyone, and it’s irritating that she thinks she’s the only one with money problems. Is there anything we can do short of ganging up on her and telling her to leave us all alone?


Advice — ALSO FEELING THE PINCH IN UTAH DEAR ALSO FEELING THE PINCH: The next time the woman asks for a loan, tell her you’re not in the loan business, and that you’re not the only one who feels put upon. Suggest that unless she wants to become an outcast she will stop asking for money because it has made everyone uncomfortable. If she persists after that, report what she’s doing to HR as a group. DEAR ABBY: I have a friend who was raised Catholic. I’m not Catholic, and every time I attend a wedding or funeral for one of her family members I feel uncomfortable and awkward. I often sit in the very back pew to go unnoticed. The Catholic Church offers beautiful, unique customs that I am simply ignorant about — like when to sit, kneel, recite, take bread, etc. I feel if I don’t comply with customs at these events, I might come off as rude or disrespectful. On the other hand, if I do try, my ignorance may appear just as rude and disrespectful. What is the right thing to do in situations like these? I want to be respectful of any religion. — MANNERLY IN INDIANA DEAR MANNERLY: No rule of etiquette demands that you participate in the rituals of another person’s religion. If you feel uncomfortable sitting while others kneel or stand, then follow their lead. Or, continue to sit quietly at the back of the church as you are doing, which is perfectly acceptable. However, only members of the congregation in good standing should take communion. 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.

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Bidding quiz possibility is by bidding four clubs. This doesn’t mean you’ve suddenly found a long club suit you previously overlooked; on the contrary, it announces a fit for partner’s hearts and first-round control of clubs, and suggests a slam if partner has more than a minimum opening bid. Partner might have any of the following hands and be encouraged to try for slam over the four-club cuebid:

since your one-heart response might have been based on a bare six points. Partner cannot count on more than that except at his own peril. Since you have 14 points rather than six, you are entitled to raise him to six notrump on the assumption that the combined hands contain 34 points -- one more than the number ordinarily needed for a small slam. If he comes home lame, you might give serious thought to looking for a new partner.

3. Six notrump. In theory, your partner needs 20 Tomorrow: A points -- or a very good 19 problem to solve. -- to bid three notrump,




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Your number one fan Dear Alani and Tegan e are on summer’s heels as we prepare for the end of first grade. One minute I want to cry, one minute I want to pat myself on the back and wonder how we’ve made it this far and yet I wouldn’t trade this journey for the world. I cannot believe I am eight years into the women’s lives and I’m still fumbling my way along. I’m thankful I have friends in later stages of their children’s lives that I try to gauge how to react to our present lives. It is also helpful to have friends with children younger then mine so I can really be in awe of where we’ve come from and to remind myself of how strong I truly am. I remember when the girls were around two years old, I wanted to write a letter to my girls that they could open when they are 16. I put it off and put it off. Here we are six years later and no letter has been written. But I think my message would be the same.


Dear Alani and Tegan, You are the scariest and most wonderful things that have ever happened to me. I had no clue what I was missing when I waited nearly 10 years to become a mom. I wanted to be sure that your parents were going to be all they could be and to give you the very best life that we could. When I look at you I want to be the best that I can be. I want to treat people the way I want you to be treated. I want you to know that it is important to be kind. I want you to be who you are and not to worry about what everyone else is doing. I want you to be strong and to stick up for what you believe in while respecting those with different opinions. Tell me you love me as often as you can and I promise to do the same. Please know that it takes a lot of strength to say no to the most beautiful little girls in the world. You make me laugh, you make me proud, you make


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: I went into my 17year-old’s bedroom to wake him this morning. After some urging, he eventually got up and then told me he hated me.What is the appropriate consequence for this sort of disrespect?


A: Actually, I don’t consider that a form of disrespect. Strictly speaking, your son simply informed you of how he feels about you,or felt about you at that moment. His tone of voice may have been disrespectful, but the statement “I hate you� is not. It is about him, his feelings. It’s not about you. It would have been a different story had your son said“You’re stupid�or“You’re ugly.� Statements of those sorts, because they’d have disparaged you, would be examples of disrespect. Today’s teens tend, unfortunately, to be emotionally dramatic. The very stupid fad known as “cutting� is an example of this new emotional narcissism. Contrary to popular myth,immaturity of this sort in teenagers is historically recent. It began in the late 1960s,when a new wave of parenting “experts� claimed that children should be allowed to express their feelings freely. Up until then, parents had understood the need to teach children to control the expression of their

feelings as well as their behavior. Let’s face it, a person who expresses his or her feelings freely is obnoxious, tyrannical, even sociopathic. Since the 1960s, all too many American parents have been intimidated by their children’s emotions. Consequently, they have not disciplined them properly. Therefore, many teens feel they have license to express any old emotion they choose, in whatever context, toward whomever. It’s a form of narcissism, really, and it’s truly unfortunate because in the final analysis, the person most harmed is the teen in question. This unattractive characteristic does not make for successful relationships. Nor does it make for a positive sense of one’s worth. As adults, these teens are likely to be very unhappy individuals. So, what should you have done when your son told you he hated you? You should have either ignored it or said nothing more than something along the lines of “that’s most unfortunate� and walked away. That sort of nonchalant parental response is an example of what was once called “letting a child stew in his own juices.� But I have a question for you: Why on earth are you taking responsibility for getting a 17-year-old out of bed

care providers who are meeting or exceeding the proposed requirements,� said HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius. “However, too many children remain in settings that do not meet minimum standards of health and safety. These basic rules ensure that providers take necessary basic steps to shield children from an avoidable tragedy.� The proposed rule would only apply directly to child care providers who accept Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) funds. More than 500,000 providers serve about 1.6 million low-income children through CCDF. Many more children would benefit, however, because the providers also serve nonCCDF children. Under the proposed rule, states would require ensure that all CCDF-funded child care providers: Receive health and safety training in specific areas Comply with applicable state and local fire, health and building codes Receive comprehensive background checks (includ-

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Exploring the artsy side of 3-D printing BY JENNIFER FORKER Associated Press Three-D printing technology is a game changer in the arts and crafts world. "It really takes the lid off of what's possible," says Andrej Suskavcevic, president and CEO of the Craft and Hobby Association, in Elmwood Park, N.J. "It seems to me it'll provide a really good bridge between technology and hands-on crafting." Randy Sarafan, technology editor at Instructables, a website for sharing do-it-yourself projects, calls 3-D printing "mindblowing. And the technology is adapting, changing and growing so fast." Already, desktop 3-D printers can make doodads, such as plastic rings, figurines, and small gears and parts. Sarafan prints his own robotic parts. A colleague printed a record that plays music. There are umpteen projects for printing cell phone covers. You can find advanced DIY projects at Thingiverse, a digital designsharing website, and at Instructables. "In a way, this reverses the industrial revolution and takes it back to people building things in their own workshops," says Ken Denmead, editorial director at Make magazine, which devoted its winter 2013 issue to 3-D printing. At-home, desktop 3-D printers don't print highquality pieces, say the artists who play around with them — not yet. Until they do, there also


This undated publicity photo provided by Chicago artist, Joshua Harker, 43, shows his design creation, Crania Anatomica Filigre. 3D printing made it possible for Harker to sculpt his elaborate designs. are companies willing to print your 3-D artwork or objects for you. Joshua Harker is a sculptor whose most fantastical design ideas were locked in his imagination until 3-D printing became accessible. "I've been drawing literally forever," says Harker, 43, of Chicago. "I wanted to develop the drawings I was doing three-dimensionally and there was absolutely no way to do it." With 3-D printing, he says, "there are all these

possibilities to get my head around. There's a lot of room to explore and it's still exciting for me." Three-D printer machines build up layers of extruded material — mostly plastics but also ceramics, metals, even a wood filament — one thin layer at a time using CAD (computer-aided design) software. Larger, commercial machines actually have been around since the mid-1980s. Tabletop machines, which print primarily in

plastics, have dropped in price in recent years. They cost a few hundred dollars to several thousand. Some notable desktop brands are Makerbot, Deezmaker and Cubify. Newcomers enter the scene rapidly, says Denmead. One is Printrbot, whose Printrbot Jr. is the smallest and — at $400 — least expensive 3-D printer on the market, according to Make. The magazine's reviews of more than a dozen 3-D printers are available at, as are tips on using CAD modeling software. Or skip the machine and focus on the CAD software, modeling and tweaking your art or object for printing by one of the many 3-D printing services, such as Shapeways and Ponoko. A lot of the software, such as ReplicatorG, is free online. This is the route many artists take. "It's a low-overhead way to run a business," says Colleen Jordan of Atlanta, who makes 3-D-printed jewelry that she sells online at the store Wearable Planter, and through Jordan, 25, who has a degree in industrial design, designs a 3-D model in software such as SolidWorks or Rhino, then uploads the file to a printing service, often Shapeways. She warns that modeling software takes time and patience to learn, but otherwise the process is simple. She receives her finished pieces from the printer in a few weeks. Jordan couldn't create her jewelry by traditional means, which involve tens of thousands of dollars to create molds and other manufacturing startup costs. "I spent $25,000 on printing last year," she says. "If I were to put that into just making molds, I'd only have 30 products before shipping." Instead, she prints her jewelry — diminutive planters that can hold tiny plant sprigs — only as needed. Other artists echoed the

cost savings of 3-D printing on demand, and say the medium will create opportunities for young designers and inventors. Jessica Rosenkrantz, co-founder and co-designer at Nervous System in Somerville, Mass., prints art, jewelry and housewares in sterling silver, stainless steel and nylon plastic at Shapeways. "It's the most affordable way to do it other than printing it yourself," says Rosenkrantz, 30, noting that a desktop printer couldn't manage her products' intricate designs. Desktop 3-D printers are good for messing around with and printing prototypes, says Jordan. "It's more of a toy than a tool. It's a cool toy," says Jordan about her Makerbot 3-D printer. "It's kind of cool to have around." Denmead sees 3-D printers changing the way artists create, hobbyists build and homeowners tinker. "We're not going to need to send away for spare or replacement parts anymore," says Denmead. "We're going to be able to download a file from a company and fix the piece at home." Sarafan likewise predicts that users won't need to understand 3-D design software to play in the medium, and they'll be able to use apps to print from phones. "It's stuff like that that is going to revolutionize the way people think of this technology," says Sarafan.

Let’s do the time warp again ... BY W. WAYT GIBBS Associated Press Ever tried toasting hamburger buns on a grill? It takes uncanny timing to achieve an even medium brown across the buns. Typically, they remain white for what seems like far too long. Then it's as if time accelerates, and they blow past toasted to burnt in the time it takes to flip the burgers. The same phenomenon is at work when you toast a marshmallow over a campfire: wait and turn, wait and turn... then brown, black and — poof! — it's aflame. The problem is perhaps most acute when cooking shinyskinned fish on a grill or under a broiler. Once the skin turns from silver to brown, the heat pours into the fillet, and the window of opportunity for perfect doneness slams shut with amazing speed. Anytime you cook lightcolored food with high heat, inattention is a recipe for disaster. But the physics here is pretty simple, and once you understand it you can use several methods to improve your odds of making that perfectly toasted bun, golden half-melted marshmallow, or juicy grilled fillet. At high temperatures — about 400 F (200 C) and up — a substantial part of the heat that reaches the food arrives in the form of infrared light waves rather than via hot air or steam. The higher the temperature, the bigger the part that radiant heat plays in cooking. But this form of heat interacts with color in a profound way. The bottom of a hamburger bun looks white because it reflects most of the visible light that hits it, and the same is true for infrared heat rays. There is a reason that white cars

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under the fillet to flip it over, it may be almost black, reflecting just 10 percent of the heat and sucking in 90 percent. There are at least three ways around this problem. The simplest is to stare, hawk-like, at the food and lower or remove the heat as soon as browning starts. That works fine for marshmallows but is not always practical in the kitchen or backyard barbecue. In some cases, you can darken the color of the food at the start, for example by slathering it with a dark sauce or searing it in a very hot skillet before putting it on the grill. This is a way to make a fish

steak cook more like a beef steak, which is fairly dark even when raw and so doesn't experience such a dramatic shift in heat absorption. This method generally shortens the cooking time. Finally, try piling other ingredients, such as sliced onions or zucchini, between the food and the coals or the broiler element to moderate the intensity of the radiant heat. Cooking times will lengthen — and you may end up having to toss out the sacrificial buffer ingredients if they get charred — but that window of opportunity will stay open longer.

In this image taken on May 13 toasted buns and rolls are shown in Concord, N.H. are popular in Phoenix — they stay cooler in the sunshine, which is full of infrared radiation. A silvery, mirror-like fish skin is even more reflective than a white car. About 90 percent of the radiant heat striking it simply bounces away. Because only around 10 percent of

the energy sinks in and warms the fish, cooking initially creeps along slowly but steadily. That changes rapidly, however, as soon as the food gets hot enough to brown. It's like changing from a white shirt to a black shirt on a sunny summer day. As the food

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Lynch and dog go to bat for pound pups BY SUE MANNING Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jane Lynch doesn’t mind being upstaged by her latest co-star, Olivia — after all she “has no bad side, she is always ready to pose and she sits perfectly still when you put her in your lap. “I’m much more temperamental,” Lynch said. Lynch’s dog Olivia is her co-host for “Shelter Me: Let’s Go Home,” the second installment in the PBS series “Shelter Me.” The “Glee” star also has a canine companion on Broadway, where she’s filling in as Miss Hannigan in “Annie.” Lynch got Olivia, part Lhasa Apso and part other things, from a shelter 13 years ago, the day after filming wrapped on “Best in Show.” “She is the love of my life,” the 52-year-old actress said. She went on to save

dogs Georgie and Frances and cats Frisky and Jiggles. She sponsors an annual adoption event at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena. “Let’s Go Home” will air on PBS stations across the country all summer, said creator Steven Latham. If you could talk to Olivia about her owner, she would say: “I’m restless and it’s hard to sleep with me,” Lynch said. “Olivia likes a real, steady, solid sleeper so she gets upset when I move around at night.” Despite the wiggles, though, the little dog loves her unconditionally, Lynch said, and the cause inspires her because there are millions more like her at shelters across the country. “We are responsible for each other and the most vulnerable among us,” Lynch said. In December she helped honor Mary Cortani of Operation Freedom Paws, an

organization that rescues shelter dogs and trains them to help wounded veterans. “I met this guy David, who had a severe brain injury and emotional trauma. He’s functioning well, but he was paranoid and couldn’t walk down the street without pulling his gun out to defend himself,” she said. dog totally “This calmed him. He’s a new man. In fact, he gave me his dog tags, which were melted. The metal on them was melted from the explosion he was in.” Cortani told Lynch that by giving her the tags, he was letting go of some of the experience. “I have those dog tags around the neck of my Emmy,” Lynch said of her 2010 supporting actress Emmy. “I stare at my Emmy every day, of course, so I put them around the neck of my Emmy because they mean a whole heck of a lot.”

This March 9 photo released by "Shelter Me" shows series host Jane Lynch posing with her dog and co-host Olivia, an Lhasa Apso breed, in Venice, Calif. "Shelter Me" is an inspiring PBS series that celebrates shelter pets with positive and uplifting stories.

Kenyan company turns shoes into toys BY JOE MWIHIA Associated Press NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The colorful handmade giraffes, elephants and warthogs made in a Nairobi workshop were once only dirty pieces of rubber cruising the Indian Ocean’s currents. Kenya’s Ocean Sole sandal recycling company is cleaning the East African country’s beaches of used, washed-up flipflops and other sandals. About 45 workers in Nairobi make 100 different products from the discarded flip-flops. In 2008, the company shipped an 18-foot giraffe to Rome for display during a fashion week. Company founder Julie Church says the goal of her company is to create products that people want to buy, then make them interested in the backstory, the Voice of America reported earlier.


Finished toy animals made from pieces of discarded flip-flops are laid out in rows to dry in the sun, having just been washed, at the Ocean Sole flip-flop recycling company in Nairobi, Kenya. The company is cleaning the East African country's beaches of used, washed-up flip-flops and the dirty pieces of rubber that were once cruising the Indian Ocean's currents are now being turned into colorful handmade giraffes, elephants and other toy animals. Workers wash the flipflops, many of which show signs of multiple repairs. Artisans then glue together the various colors, carve the products, sand and rewash them, VOA reported.

Church first noticed Kenyan children turning flip-flops into toy boats around 1999, when she worked as a marine scientist for WWF and the Kenya Wildlife Service on Kenya’s coast near the

border with Somalia. Turtles hatching on the beach had to fight their way through the debris on beaches to get to the ocean, Church said, and a plan to clean up the debris and create artistic and

useful items gained momentum. WWF ordered 15,000 key rings, and her eco-friendly project took off. It has not made Church rich, however. The company turns over about

$150,000 a year, she said. Last year it booked a small loss. But new investment money is flowing in, and the company is in the midst of rebranding itself from its former name — the FlipFlop Recycling Company — to Ocean Sole. The company aims to sell 70 percent of its products outside Kenya. It has distributors in the United States, Europe and new inquiries from Japan. Its biggest purchasers are zoos and aquariums. One of Church’s employees is Dan Wambui, who said he enjoys interacting with visitors who come to the Nairobi workshop. “They come from far … when they see what we are doing we see them really happy and they are appreciating. We feel internationally recognized and we feel happy about it,” Wambui said.

Pets can help improve our overall health panion animal to help lower their blood pressure. Reduce stress: Stress is something people face on a daily basis. According to a National Health Interview Survey, 75 percent of the general population experiences at least “some stress” every two weeks, and many times that stress is moderate to severe. Research has indicated that when people spend time with a pet their levels of cortisol, a hormone associated with stress, is lowered while their level of serotonin, a hormone associated with improved mood and wellbeing, is increased. Lower cholesterol: Lifestyle factors associated with pet ownership, particularly a focus on increased physical health and activity, can help lower cholesterol levels. Also, having a pet works to reduce stress, which

may keep individuals from looking to fatty foods as sources of alleviating anxiety. Fight depression: Many therapists have prescribed pet therapy as a method to alleviating and recovering from depression. A pet is an unconditional friend and can provide that listening ear a person needs to talk through problems. Also, walking and taking care of a pet devotes attention away from problems and inward thinking. Improve physical activity levels: Heading to the gym is one way to get a workout, but spending an hour walking the dog or tossing around a ball for a game of chase and fetch is another way to get the heart pumping. Many dog owners benefit from the “forced”exercise that goes with daily walks. Some people choose to exercise with their pets, enjoying

the companionship and the physical activity. Reduce stroke incidences: There has been evidence that cat owners are less likely to suffer strokes than people who do not have cats. Researchers are not sure of the connection, but surmise that cats have a more calming nature than other types of pets. Greater opportunities for socialization: Humans are social animals and need to interact with others. Pet owners have a tendency to want to share

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ASSOCIATED PRESS (AP) — Rather than heading to the pharmacy for solutions to common ailments, a majority of people may be able to stop at the nearest pet store or animal shelter and find a finned or furry remedy instead. Studies that link positive health benefits to pet ownership abound. According to WebMD, one study found that 48 stockbrokers who adopted a pet experienced lower blood pressure readings in stressful situations than did people who did not own pets. Another study found that individuals suffering from serious diseases, such as cancer or AIDS,are far less likely to experience depression if they have a strong tie to a pet. Plus, pets have proven beneficial to seniors struggling with loneliness. Any pet can try a person’s patience at times, expecially when a kitty has used a sofa as a scratching post or when a pooch needs to be let into the yard at 3 a.m. But for many pet owners, the benefits of having a pet far outweigh the negatives. Here are some of the many ways that pet ownership can be good for your health. Lower blood pressure: Petting a dog or cat can lower blood pressure, as can watching a fish swim around a tank. Those with hypertension may want to purchase or adopt a com-

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IN BRIEF ■ Football

Holfinger finds perfect ‘fit’

Piqua to hold JH speed camp The Football/Strength Staff at Piqua High School have announced times and dates for the third annual Junior High Speed and Conditioning camp. The camp will begin Monday, June 3 and run through July 11. Camps will be held 10:30-11:30 a.m. on Monday, Tuesday and Thursdays. Brochures will be passed out at Piqua Junior High and Washington/Bennett and Wilder. They are also available at Piqua High School. MIKE ULLERY/CALL PHOTO Cost of the camp is $90. Josh Holfinger signs his letter of intent to play basketball for Miami UniversityChecks should be made Middeltown Thursday as his parents Gary and Jackie Holfinger look on. payable to Piqua Football and can be sent to Bill Nees, Head Football Coach, Piqua High School, 1 Indian Trail, Piqua, OH 45356.

Signs with Miami-Middletown BY ROB KISER Sports Editor Josh Holfinger and basketball have always been a perfect fit. “I have always loved playing basketball,” the 6foot-4 senior at Piqua High School. “It is something I always wanted (to play college basketball).” The son of Gary and Jackie Holfinger made it official Friday — signing his letter of intent to play for Miami-Middletown University. “They had the academic program I was interested

in (engineering) and they were interested in me,” Holfinger said. “I am looking forward to it.” Holfinger has progressed each year for the Indians. As a sophomore, he averaged 5.9 points and 3.7 rebounds, before stepping up his role as a junior. He averaged 6.8 points and 4.1 rebounds, blocking 20 shots on defense, to earn second team AllGWOC North honors. Holfinger took it to another level this past season, averaging a See HOLFINGER/Page 11

■ Basketball

Girls camps held at Piqua The Piqua Lady Indians Youth Basketball Camp (grades 4-6) will be held June 10-13 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and cost is $35. The Piqua Lady Inidnas JH camp (grades 7-8) will be held June 10-13 from 12:30-2:30 p.m. and cost is $35. Camp forms are available at Piqua High School, Piqua Junior High and the intermediate buildings. For more information, email

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PROD outing set for May 27 The third annual PROD (Promoting Recognition of Diversity) golf outing will be held at Echo Hills on May 27. It is a 3 p.m. tee off. For more info, email

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Piqua duo take top honors All-GWOC North teams released Piqua softball coach Rick Claprood and pitcher Haley Dotson took top honors on the All-GWOC North softball team. Claprood, who guided Piqua to a 21-5 record and the GWOC North co-title, was named co-Coach of the Year with Greenville’s Jerrod Newland. Dotson was named MIKE ULLERY/CALL PHOTOS Player of the Year in the Piqua’s Bree Cheatam (left) and Hannah Went run in the 100-meter hurdles Wednesday. GWOC North. Dotson was 18-4 going into Wednesday’s game with Lakota East with a 1.87 ERA. She had 10 shutouts and 145 strikeouts in 134plus innings. Joining her on the first team were centerfielder Kaci Cotrell, second baseman Alex Cox, catcher CENTERVILLE — Two Piqua girls Kaity McCawley and relay teams advanced to the GWOC rightfielder Emily Smith. All-Star track and field meet tonight Named to the second at Centerville, where the top eight in team were first baseman each event from all three divisions Megan Anderson, leftcombined will compete, along with the fielder Janise Hummel boys and girls 800 and 3,200. and DH Shauntel WhitThe foursome of Hannah Went, Bree field. Cheatam, Amy Burt and Danajha Clemons advanced in both the 400 and BASEBALL 800-meter relays. Piqua had two players “Our Girl’s 4x1 team placed 8th to named to the All-GWOC qualify for finals in a time of 51.29 and North first team. the girls 4x2 team also qualified for They were shortstop Friday’s finals placing 6th in a time of Brian Marsh and center1:47.28,” Piqua girls track and field fielder Jacob Teague. coach Erika Butler said. “I couldn’t be Named to the second more pleased to have two relay teams team were centerfielder See GWOC/Page 11 Piqua’s Kyler Holland goes over a hurdle Wednesday. See PIQUA/Page 11

Relays move on at GWOC

Piqua girls send two to All-Star meet

Increased interest in track at PHS 1922 season includes three meets; finishes with Western Ohio meet

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QUOTED “I was actually very nervous, uncomfortable over it and thank God I made it." —Keegan Bradley on a putt for a 60

In previous years there was only one track meet on the schedule, but in 1922 there seemed to be increased interest in the sport, and three meets garnered added attention. The track preview was one of optimism. “Track season is again here and prospects are good for a winning team like that of last year. Other than the county meets, many inter-school meets are being planned, thus giving this year’s squad a wider range of competition than those of former years. “Five men from the ’21 team are lost by gradua-

tion and three by ineligibility, but with the new material which is now first appearing a successful season is assured.” A pre-season meeting was held that by today’s standards would be considered unique. “A meeting of all the boys interested in athletics and track was held Monday afternoon in the lower assembly room. This meeting was well attended as there were nearly a hundred boys present. “Some fine talks were given by Mr. Dietrick, Mr. Sims and Mr. Mote on the ‘Importance of Training’

DUANE BACHMAN The History of Piqua Athletics A Journal Spring, 1922

and the ‘Past Athletic History of the School.’ Mr. Mote was very much pleased at the number of candidates signed up for track and baseball.” The Miami County meet was the first of the season. Troy won first

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place honors, while Piqua finished third. “First place winners for the Red and Blue included Johnson in the half-mile, Garbry in the 440 yard dash, and Smith in the 220 yard dash. “In the 13th Annual Tri-State meet held at Oxford Saturday in which 25 high school track teams were entered, the Piqua High team won fifth place in Class A. There were two meets, Class A for schools having an enrollment over 500 students and the Class B meet for schools having less than 500 enrollment.” A new meet ended the

track season. “Piqua High School’s name will be engraved on the beautiful Rotary silver trophy cup offered to the winner in the Western Ohio Track and Field meet, for on Saturday afternoon the team representing that school won the contest in which eight teams from the Miami Valley entered, by scoring 31 points. Piqua won four events — Johnson won the 880 yard dash, Yochem the pole vault, Garbry the 440 yard dash, and Smith, Gavin, Garbry and Johnson won the half mile See HISTORY/Page 10



Friday, May 17, 2013



Record Book Baseball

MLB Standings Major League Baseball At A Glance All Times EDT National League East Division W L Pct GB 22 18 .550 — Atlanta Washington 21 19 .525 1 Philadelphia 19 22 .463 3½ 15 23 .395 6 New York Miami 11 29 .275 11 Central Division L Pct GB W St. Louis 26 14 .650 — Cincinnati 24 16 .600 2 23 17 .575 3 Pittsburgh Chicago 17 23 .425 9 Milwaukee 16 22 .421 9 West Division W L Pct GB San Francisco 23 17 .575 — 23 18 .561 ½ Arizona Colorado 21 19 .525 2 San Diego 18 21 .462 4½ 17 22 .436 5½ Los Angeles Wednesday's Games San Diego 8, Baltimore 4 Cleveland 10, Philadelphia 4 Arizona 5, Atlanta 3 Pittsburgh 3, Milwaukee 1 Toronto 11, San Francisco 3 Cincinnati 4, Miami 0 Chicago Cubs 6, Colorado 3 St. Louis 4, N.Y. Mets 2 L.A. Dodgers 3, Washington 1 Thursday's Games N.Y. Mets 5, St. Louis 2 Milwaukee at Pittsburgh Cincinnati at Miami San Francisco at Colorado Washington at San Diego Friday's Games N.Y. Mets (Harvey 4-0) at Chicago Cubs (E.Jackson 1-5), 2:20 p.m. Cincinnati (Cingrani 2-0) at Philadelphia (Lee 42), 7:05 p.m. Houston (Lyles 1-1) at Pittsburgh (J.Gomez 2-0), 7:05 p.m. Arizona (Cahill 2-4) at Miami (Slowey 1-3), 7:10 p.m. L.A. Dodgers (Ryu 4-2) at Atlanta (Maholm 4-4), 7:30 p.m. Milwaukee (W.Peralta 3-3) at St. Louis (J.Garcia 4-2), 8:15 p.m. San Francisco (Bumgarner 4-1) at Colorado (J.De La Rosa 4-3), 8:40 p.m. Washington (G.Gonzalez 3-2) at San Diego (B.Smith 0-0), 10:10 p.m. Saturday's Games N.Y. Mets at Chicago Cubs, 1:05 p.m. Cincinnati at Philadelphia, 4:05 p.m. Houston at Pittsburgh, 7:05 p.m. Arizona at Miami, 7:10 p.m. L.A. Dodgers at Atlanta, 7:10 p.m. Milwaukee at St. Louis, 7:15 p.m. San Francisco at Colorado, 8:10 p.m. Washington at San Diego, 8:40 p.m. Sunday's Games Arizona at Miami, 1:10 p.m. Cincinnati at Philadelphia, 1:35 p.m. Houston at Pittsburgh, 1:35 p.m. L.A. Dodgers at Atlanta, 1:35 p.m. Milwaukee at St. Louis, 2:15 p.m. N.Y. Mets at Chicago Cubs, 2:20 p.m. San Francisco at Colorado, 4:10 p.m. Washington at San Diego, 4:10 p.m. American League East Division New York Baltimore Boston Tampa Bay Toronto Central Division Detroit Cleveland Kansas City Minnesota Chicago West Division

W 25 23 23 20 17

L 15 17 17 19 24

Pct .625 .575 .575 .513 .415

GB — 2 2 4½ 8½

W 22 22 20 18 17

L 16 17 17 19 21

Pct .579 .564 .541 .486 .447

GB — ½ 1½ 3½ 5

L Pct GB W Texas 26 14 .650 — Oakland 20 22 .476 7 19 21 .475 7 Seattle Los Angeles 15 25 .375 11 Houston 11 30 .268 15½ Wednesday's Games San Diego 8, Baltimore 4 Cleveland 10, Philadelphia 4 Houston 7, Detroit 5 Chicago White Sox 9, Minnesota 4 Texas 6, Oakland 2 Seattle 12, N.Y. Yankees 2 Toronto 11, San Francisco 3 Boston 9, Tampa Bay 2 Kansas City 9, L.A. Angels 5 Thursday's Games Seattle at N.Y. Yankees Boston at Tampa Bay Detroit at Texas Chicago White Sox at L.A. Angels Friday's Games Houston (Lyles 1-1) at Pittsburgh (J.Gomez 2-0), 7:05 p.m. Seattle (Maurer 2-5) at Cleveland (U.Jimenez 32), 7:05 p.m. Tampa Bay (Hellickson 1-2) at Baltimore (Hammel 5-1), 7:05 p.m. Toronto (Buehrle 1-2) at N.Y.Yankees (Kuroda 52), 7:05 p.m. Detroit (Porcello 1-2) at Texas (Tepesch 3-3), 8:05 p.m. Boston (Buchholz 6-0) at Minnesota (Worley 14), 8:10 p.m. Chicago White Sox (Sale 4-2) at L.A. Angels (C.Wilson 3-2), 10:05 p.m. Kansas City (Shields 2-3) at Oakland (Parker 25), 10:05 p.m. Saturday's Games Seattle at Cleveland, 1:05 p.m. Toronto at N.Y. Yankees, 1:05 p.m. Chicago White Sox at L.A. Angels, 4:05 p.m. Tampa Bay at Baltimore, 4:05 p.m. Houston at Pittsburgh, 7:05 p.m. Boston at Minnesota, 7:10 p.m.

Detroit at Texas, 8:05 p.m. Kansas City at Oakland, 9:05 p.m. Sunday's Games Seattle at Cleveland, 1:05 p.m. Toronto at N.Y. Yankees, 1:05 p.m. Houston at Pittsburgh, 1:35 p.m. Tampa Bay at Baltimore, 1:35 p.m. Boston at Minnesota, 2:10 p.m. Chicago White Sox at L.A. Angels, 3:35 p.m. Kansas City at Oakland, 4:05 p.m. Detroit at Texas, 8:05 p.m.

MLB Leaders TODAY'S MAJOR LEAGUE LEADERS NATIONAL LEAGUE BATTING—CGomez, Milwaukee, .365; Segura, Milwaukee, .349; AdGonzalez, Los Angeles, .349; YMolina, St. Louis, .333; Votto, Cincinnati, .327; Choo, Cincinnati, .322; Goldschmidt, Arizona, .322; Tulowitzki, Colorado, .322. RUNS—Choo, Cincinnati, 33; MCarpenter, St. Louis, 31; CGonzalez, Colorado, 31; Holliday, St. Louis, 31; SMarte, Pittsburgh, 31; JUpton, Atlanta, 31; Votto, Cincinnati, 27. RBI—Phillips, Cincinnati, 34; Tulowitzki, Colorado, 32; Buck, New York, 31; Goldschmidt, Arizona, 31; Craig, St. Louis, 30; Sandoval, San Francisco, 30; Rizzo, Chicago, 29. HITS—GParra, Arizona, 51; Segura, Milwaukee, 51; CGomez, Milwaukee, 50; SMarte, Pittsburgh, 50; YMolina, St. Louis, 49; Votto, Cincinnati, 49; SCastro, Chicago, 48; Sandoval, San Francisco, 48. DOUBLES—Pollock, Arizona, 14; Bruce, Cincinnati, 13; MCarpenter, St. Louis, 13; Desmond, Washington, 13; DanMurphy, New York, 13; GParra, Arizona, 13; Rollins, Philadelphia, 12; Schierholtz, Chicago, 12. TRIPLES—Hechavarria, Miami, 4; ECabrera, San Diego, 3; CGomez, Milwaukee, 3; Segura, Milwaukee, 3; DWright, New York, 3; EYoung, Colorado, 3; 13 tied at 2. HOME RUNS—JUpton, Atlanta, 13; Beltran, St. Louis, 10; Buck, New York, 10; Goldschmidt, Arizona, 10; Harper, Washington, 10; Choo, Cincinnati, 9; CGonzalez, Colorado, 9; Rizzo, Chicago, 9. STOLEN BASES—Segura, Milwaukee, 13; ECabrera, San Diego, 12; Pierre, Miami, 12; SMarte, Pittsburgh, 10; McCutchen, Pittsburgh, 9; CCrawford, Los Angeles, 8; CGomez, Milwaukee, 8; DWright, New York, 8. PITCHING—Zimmermann, Washington, 7-1; Corbin, Arizona, 6-0; Lynn, St. Louis, 6-1; SMiller, St. Louis, 5-2; Marquis, San Diego, 5-2; Minor, Atlanta, 5-2; Wainwright, St. Louis, 5-3. STRIKEOUTS—AJBurnett, Pittsburgh, 72; Kershaw, Los Angeles, 67; Samardzija, Chicago, 64; Wainwright, St. Louis, 63; Harvey, New York, 62; SMiller, St. Louis, 57; Bumgarner, San Francisco, 54; Lynn, St. Louis, 54. SAVES—Grilli, Pittsburgh, 16; Romo, San Francisco, 12; RSoriano, Washington, 12; Mujica, St. Louis, 11; Kimbrel, Atlanta, 11; Street, San Diego, 9; League, Los Angeles, 9; RBetancourt, Colorado, 9. AMERICAN LEAGUE BATTING—Loney, Tampa Bay, .379; MiCabrera, Detroit, .369; Mauer, Minnesota, .349; Machado, Baltimore, .343; Pedroia, Boston, .340; Altuve, Houston, .333; AGordon, Kansas City, .331. RUNS—AJackson, Detroit, 33; Machado, Baltimore, 30; MiCabrera, Detroit, 29; AJones, Baltimore, 29; Longoria, Tampa Bay, 29; Jennings, Tampa Bay, 28; McLouth, Baltimore, 28. RBI—MiCabrera, Detroit, 41; CDavis, Baltimore, 37; Napoli, Boston, 34; MarReynolds, Cleveland, 34; Fielder, Detroit, 33; NCruz, Texas, 32; Encarnacion, Toronto, 30. HITS—Machado, Baltimore, 59; MiCabrera, Detroit, 58; AGordon, Kansas City, 53; AJones, Baltimore, 53; Pedroia, Boston, 53; Altuve, Houston, 51; Mauer, Minnesota, 51. DOUBLES—Napoli, Boston, 18; Machado, Baltimore, 17; Mauer, Minnesota, 16; CDavis, Baltimore, 14; Donaldson, Oakland, 14; AJones, Baltimore, 14; Lowrie, Oakland, 14. TRIPLES—Ellsbury, Boston, 4; Trout, Los Angeles, 3; 18 tied at 2. HOME RUNS—CDavis, Baltimore, 11; Encarnacion, Toronto, 11; MarReynolds, Cleveland, 11; Arencibia, Toronto, 10; Cano, New York, 10; NCruz, Texas, 10; VWells, New York, 10. STOLEN BASES—Ellsbury, Boston, 12; McLouth, Baltimore, 11; Andrus, Texas, 10; Crisp, Oakland, 8; RDavis, Toronto, 8; AEscobar, Kansas City, 8; Pedroia, Boston, 8. PITCHING—MMoore, Tampa Bay, 7-0; Lester, Boston, 6-0; Buchholz, Boston, 6-0; Darvish, Texas, 6-1; Masterson, Cleveland, 6-2; 8 tied at 5. STRIKEOUTS—Darvish, Texas, 80; Scherzer, Detroit, 68; AniSanchez, Detroit, 66; FHernandez, Seattle, 64; Dempster, Boston, 61; Masterson, Cleveland, 60; Buchholz, Boston, 60. SAVES—Rivera, New York, 16; JiJohnson, Baltimore, 14; Nathan, Texas, 12; Reed, Chicago, 12; Wilhelmsen, Seattle, 10; Janssen, Toronto, 10; Perkins, Minnesota, 8.


NBA Playoffs NBA Daily Playoff Glance All Times EDT (x-if necessary) (Best-of-7) CONFERENCE SEMIFINALS Sunday, May 5 Oklahoma City 93, Memphis 91 Indiana 102, New York 95 Monday, May 6 Chicago 93, Miami 86 San Antonio 129, Golden State 127, 2OT Tuesday, May 7 New York 105, Indiana 79 Memphis 99, Oklahoma City 93 Wednesday, May 8 Miami 115, Chicago 78 Golden State 100, San Antonio 91 Friday, May 10 Miami 104, Chicago 94 San Antonio 102, Golden State 92 Saturday, May 11 Memphis 87, Oklahoma City 81 Indiana 82, New York 71 Sunday, May 12 Golden State 97, San Antonio 87, OT Monday, May 13 Miami 88, Chicago 65

Memphis 103, Oklahoma City 97, OT Tuesday, May 14 Indiana 93, New York 82, Indiana leads series 31 San Antonio 109, Golden State 91, San Antonio leads series 3-2 Wednesday, May 15 Miami 94, Chicago 91, Miami wins series 4-1 Memphis 88, Oklahoma City 84, Memphis wins series 4-1 Thursday, May 16 Indiana at New York San Antonio at Golden State Saturday, May 18 x-New York at Indiana, 8 p.m. Sunday, May 19 x-Golden State at San Antonio, TBA Monday, May 20 x-Indiana at New York, 8 p.m.


NHL Playoffs NHL Daily Playoff Glance All Times EDT (x-if necessary) FIRST ROUND (Best-of-7) Tuesday, April 30 Chicago 2, Minnesota 1, OT St. Louis 2, Los Angeles 1, OT Anaheim 3, Detroit 1 Wednesday, May 1 Boston 4, Toronto 1 Pittsburgh 5, N.Y. Islanders 0 San Jose 3, Vancouver 1 Thursday, May 2 Ottawa 4, Montreal 2 Washington 3, N.Y. Rangers 1 St. Louis 2, Los Angeles 1 Detroit 5, Anaheim 4, OT Friday, May 3 Montreal 3, Ottawa 1 N.Y. Islanders 4, Pittsburgh 3 Chicago 5, Minnesota 2 San Jose 3, Vancouver 2, OT Saturday, May 4 Washington 1, N.Y. Rangers 0 Toronto 4, Boston 2 Anaheim 4, Detroit 0 Los Angeles 1, St. Louis 0 Sunday, May 5 Pittsburgh 5, N.Y. Islanders 4, OT Ottawa 6, Montreal 1 San Jose 5, Vancouver 2 Minnesota 3, Chicago 2, OT Monday, May 6 Boston 5, Toronto 2 N.Y. Rangers 4, Washington 3 Detroit 3, Anaheim 2, OT Los Angeles 4, St. Louis 3 Tuesday, May 7 Ottawa 3, Montreal 2, OT N.Y. Islanders 6, Pittsburgh 4 Chicago 3, Minnesota 0 San Jose 4, Vancouver 3, San Jose wins series 4-0 Wednesday, May 8 Boston 4, Toronto 3, OT N.Y. Rangers 4, Washington 3 Los Angeles 3, St. Louis 2, OT Anaheim 3, Detroit 2, OT Thursday, May 9 Pittsburgh 4, N.Y. Islanders 0 Ottawa 6, Montreal 1, Ottawa wins series 4-1 Chicago 5, Minnesota 1, Chicago wins series 41 Friday, May 10 Toronto 2, Boston 1 Washington 2, NY Rangers 1, OT Detroit 4, Anaheim 3, OT Los Angeles 2, St. Louis 1, Los Angeles wins series 4-2 Saturday, May 11 Pittsburgh 4, N.Y. Islanders 3, OT, Pittsburgh wins series 4-2 Sunday, May 12 N.Y. Rangers 1, Washington 0 Toronto 2, Boston 1 Detroit 3, Anaheim 2, Detroit wins series 4-3 Monday, May 13 Boston 5, Toronto 4, OT, Boston wins series 4-3 N.Y. Rangers 5, Washington 0, N.Y. Rangers wins series 4-3 CONFERENCE SEMIFINALS (Best-of-7) Tuesday, May 14 Pittsburgh 4, Ottawa 1, Pittsburgh leads series 1-0 Los Angeles 2, San Jose 0, Los Angeles leads series 1-0 Wednesday, May 15 Chicago 4, Detroit 1, Chicago leads series 1-0 Thursday, May 16 N.Y. Rangers at Boston San Jose at Los Angeles Friday, May 17 Ottawa at Pittsburgh, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 18 Detroit at Chicago, 1 p.m. Los Angeles at San Jose, 9 p.m. Sunday, May 19 N.Y. Rangers at Boston, 3 p.m. Pittsburgh at Ottawa, 7:30 p.m. Monday, May 20 Chicago at Detroit, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 21 Boston at N.Y. Rangers, 7:30 p.m. Los Angeles at San Jose, 10 p.m. Wednesday, May 22 Pittsburgh at Ottawa. 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 23 Boston at N.Y. Rangers, 7 p.m. Chicago at Detroit, 8 p.m. x-San Jose at Los Angeles, 10:30 p.m. Friday, May 24 x-Ottawa at Pittsburgh, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 25 x-N.Y. Rangers at Boston TBD x-Detroit at Chicago, TBD Sunday, May 26 x-Pittsburgh at Ottawa, TBD x-Los Angeles at San Jose, TBD Monday, May 27 x-Boston at N.Y. Rangers, TBD x-Chicago at Detroit, TBD Tuesday, May 28 x-Ottawa at Pittsburgh, TBD x-San Jose at Los Angeles, TBD Wednesday, May 29 x-N.Y. Rangers at Boston, TBD x-Detroit at Chicago, TBD


Byron Nelson PGA-Byron Nelson Scores Thursday At TPC Four Seasons Resort Irving, Texas Purse: $6.7 million Yardage: 7,166; Par: 70 (35-35) First Round (a-amateur) 29-31—60 Keegan Bradley Charl Schwartzel 31-32—63 Ted Potter, Jr. 30-34—64 31-33—64 Harris English Robert Karlsson 33-31—64 Ryan Palmer 31-34—65 34-31—65 Angel Cabrera Camilo Villegas 34-31—65 Will Claxton 31-35—66 34-32—66 Sang-Moon Bae Scott Piercy 34-32—66 Sean O'Hair 34-32—66 32-34—66 Marc Leishman Charles Howell III 32-35—67 Graham DeLaet 35-32—67 35-32—67 Nathan Green Martin Flores 34-33—67 James Driscoll 31-36—67 33-34—67 Lee Williams Alexandre Rocha 34-33—67 Patrick Reed 32-35—67 33-34—67 Louis Oosthuizen Ben Crane 32-35—67 Stephen Ames 32-35—67 33-34—67 Chad Campbell Casey Wittenberg 34-33—67 Scott Gardiner 34-33—67 33-35—68 Ben Curtis Freddie Jacobson 33-35—68 Martin Kaymer 33-35—68 33-35—68 Y.E. Yang Trevor Immelman 33-35—68 Seung-Yul Noh 34-34—68 34-34—68 Colt Knost Duffy Waldorf 31-37—68 D.H. Lee 34-34—68 34-34—68 Joe Ogilvie Ricky Barnes 34-34—68 Brian Harman 34-34—68 34-34—68 Charley Hoffman Jeff Maggert 35-33—68 Michael Bradley 33-35—68 37-31—68 Mike Weir Wes Short, Jr. 35-33—68 Jeff Overton 35-33—68 34-34—68 William McGirt Tag Ridings 34-34—68 Robert Streb 32-36—68 34-34—68 Troy Matteson Lee Janzen 33-35—68 Jimmy Walker 34-34—68 32-36—68 Steve Marino Marcel Siem 33-35—68 Cameron Percy 35-33—68 34-35—69 Justin Hicks Matt Kuchar 34-35—69 Gary Woodland 34-35—69 34-35—69 Stuart Appleby Rory Sabbatini 32-37—69 Kevin Sutherland 36-33—69 33-36—69 Vaughn Taylor Brad Fritsch 32-37—69 Brendon Todd 34-35—69 35-34—69 Morgan Hoffmann Gary Christian 31-38—69 Tom Gillis 32-37—69 35-34—69 D.A. Points Jerry Kelly 34-35—69 John Huh 33-36—69 36-33—69 Jordan Spieth Greg Chalmers 34-35—69 Brian Davis 36-33—69 33-36—69 Chez Reavie Steve LeBrun 33-36—69 Andrew Svoboda 31-38—69 34-35—69 Justin Bolli Greg Owen 33-37—70 Jesper Parnevik 33-37—70 32-38—70 Charlie Beljan Jason Dufner 33-37—70 David Mathis 35-35—70 33-37—70 Nicholas Thompson Ken Duke 35-35—70 Pat Perez 36-34—70 35-35—70 Andres Gonzales Tim Herron 35-35—70 Brandt Jobe 32-38—70 35-35—70 Tommy Gainey Bryce Molder 32-38—70 Padraig Harrington 34-36—70 34-36—70 Justin Leonard Robert Garrigus 36-34—70 D.J. Trahan 35-35—70 34-36—70 a-Guan Tianlang Peter Tomasulo 38-32—70 Ted Purdy 35-35—70 Alistair Presnell 36-34—70 36-35—71 Nick O'Hern John Daly 37-34—71 Dicky Pride 33-38—71 35-36—71 Brian Stuard Scott Langley 34-37—71 Vijay Singh 36-35—71 36-35—71 Kenny Perry J.J. Henry 35-36—71 Ryuji Imada 37-34—71 35-36—71 Jason Bohn Matt Every 34-37—71 Bobby Gates 35-36—71 34-37—71 Doug LaBelle II Henrik Norlander 34-37—71 Heath Slocum 33-38—71 34-37—71 Andres Romero George McNeill 34-37—71 John Senden 36-35—71 36-35—71 Ryo Ishikawa Hank Kuehne 38-33—71 Eric Meierdierks 35-36—71 33-38—71 Aaron Watkins Fabian Gomez 37-35—72 Russell Knox 35-37—72 36-36—72 Jason Schultz Jin Park 37-35—72 Jason Day 34-38—72 34-38—72 Erik Compton Rod Pampling 35-37—72 Ben Kohles 36-36—72 35-37—72 Brian Gay Chris DiMarco 36-36—72 Darron Stiles 36-36—72

Stephen Gangluff Paul Haley II Matt Bettencourt Joe Durant Tim Petrovic Charlie Wi Blayne Barber Zack Fischer Jeff Gove Bill Lunde Steven Bowditch Michael Letzig John Rollins Donald Constable Charlie Holland Scott Verplank Luke List Jeff Quinney Jim Herman Shawn Stefani Bobby Massa Billy Mayfair Scott McCarron Boo Weekley Brian Ricketts Steve Flesch

35-37—72 36-36—72 36-37—73 36-37—73 36-37—73 35-38—73 35-38—73 38-35—73 36-37—73 38-35—73 39-34—73 38-36—74 37-37—74 37-37—74 37-37—74 39-36—75 38-37—75 38-37—75 39-36—75 35-40—75 37-38—75 39-37—76 36-40—76 39-37—76 37-39—76 37-40—77

World Match Play Volvo World Match Play Championship Results Thursday At Thracian Cliffs Golf and Beach Club Kavarna, Bulgaria Yardage: 7,291; Par: 72 Round Robin Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano, Spain, def. Jamie Donaldson, Wales, 1 up Carl Pettersson, Sweden, def. Thorbjorn Olesen, Denmark, 4 and 3 Francesco Molinari, Italy, def. Henrik Stenson, Sweden, 2 and 1 Branden Grace, South Africa, def. Nicolas Colsaerts, Belgium, 4 and 3 Bo Van Pelt, United States, halved with Richard Sterne, South Africa Peter Hanson, Sweden, def. George Coetzee, South Africa, 2 and 1 Thongchai Jaidee, Thailand, def. Ian Poulter, England, 3 and 2 Graeme McDowell, Northern Ireland, def. Chris Wood, England, 5 and 3 Pool Standings Ballesteros — McDowell, 2 points; Wood, 0; Stephen Gallacher, DNP. Gabrielsson — Jaidee, 2; Poulter, 0; Thomas Aiken, DNP. Larson — Sterne, 1; Van Pelt, 1; Geoff Ogilvy, DNP. McCormack — Pettersson, 2; Olesen, 0; Scott Jamieson, DNP. Norman — Mollinari, 2; Stenson, 0; Felipe Aguilar, DNP. Palmer — Hanson, 2; Coetzee, 0; Shane Lowry, DNP. Player — Fernandez-Castano, 2; Donaldson, 0; Brett Rumford, DNP. Woosnam — Grace, 2; Colsaerts, 0; Kiradech Aphibarnrat, DNP.

Madeira Islands Open Madeira Islands Open Leading Scores Thursday At Clube de Golf do Santo da Serra Santo Antonio da Serra, Portugal Purse: $780,600 Yardage: 6,826; Par: 72 (36-36) First Round Lloyd Saltman, Scotland 31-33—64 Richard Bland, England 32-34—66 35-32—67 Mark Tullo, Chile Craig Lee, Scotland 32-35—67 Joakim Lagergren, Sweden 33-34—67 34-34—68 Ross McGowan, England Jarmo Sandelin, Sweden 35-34—69 Max Glauert, Germany 33-36—69


State Prep Poll DIVISION I 1.North Canton Hoover (12) 2.Lebanon 3.Avon Lake 4.Elyria 5.Holland Springfield 6.Delaware 7.Oregon Clay 8.Northmont 9.Brecksville-Broadview Heights 10.Grove City DIVISION II 1.River Valley (4) 2.Kenton Ridge (1) 3.Greenville 4.Akron Springfield (2) 5.LaGrange Keystone 6.Franklin 7.Lima Bath (1) 8.Tippecanoe 9.Licking Valley 10.Hebron Lakewood DIVISION III 1.Bloom Carroll (5) 2.Archbold (3) 3.Clermont Northeastern 4.Milan Edison 5.Columbia Station 6.Springfield Northeastern 7.Johnstown Northrdige 8.Eastern Brown 8.Hamilton Badin 8.South Range DIVISION IV 1.Covington (3) 2.Berlin Center Western Reserve 3.Strasburg Franklin (1) 4.Portsmouth Notre Dame 5.Rockford Parkway 6.Vienna Mathews (1) 7.Sycamore Mowhawk 8.Convoy Crestview 9.New Riegel 10.Triad

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History Continued from page 9 relay, closing out one of the most successful track seasons in its history.” “In preparation for the first game of the season, which will be played at Bradford Friday afternoon, the Piqua High baseball team is fast rounding into form. “Piqua has an unusually hard schedule this year and a real team will have to be produced to face it. “Four letter men are lost from last year’s squad and it will no doubt be a difficult matter for Coach Mote to find men who will fill the positions left vacant by the graduation of Graham, Hickey, Lindsey and Spangler.” “In the initial game of the season the Piqua Hi baseball squad lost to the Bradford Hi team, the final score being 13 to 8. “Eby pitched a fine game for the locals but the loose support which the remainder of the squad gave him was accountable for the defeat. “Piqua’s fate was decided in the eighth inning

when, due to errors, the Bradford nine scored 8 runs and as the score had stood at a 5 to 5 tie before that time there was very little chance for the locals to even up the score. “The crowd which attended the game at Bradford was very unsportsmanlike and throughout the game they crowded the field so that it was impossible to see the first and third sacks from the catcher’s position.” “The local high school team was defeated Friday by Steele at Dayton in a very slow game by the score of 22 to 1. “The contest was uninteresting and was played to a very small crowd. Piqua’s playing was not up to par, some bad errors being made. “Nye pitched a very good game but had rather poor support. Barklow was the best bet at the bat and on the bases for Piqua.” “Stivers High of Dayton added another victory to their credit Saturday afternoon by defeating

Piqua High in a one sided contest by the score of 16 to 1. “Errors were the cause of most of Stivers’ runs although Eby was hit to the extent of eleven hits. Better form was displayed by the Piquads in this contest than in the Steele contest and they promise to redeem themselves in the remaining games, especially in those with Troy.” “The Piqua High base ball nine broke their losing streak Friday afternoon when they won over Moraine Park by a 12 to 5 score. “The locals showed much improvement in their form since their last game and local rooters are sure that the team has at last found its stride. “The local team had a very good day at the bat and they collected more hits than in all of their previous games. “Their fielding was fair and the few errors that were made were in the infield.” “Piqua was defeated by Troy Friday afternoon in a

one sided contest at Highland park by the score of 14 to 6. “The defeat was due mainly to errors on Piqua’s part as they had 6 errors on their list. Several of the local team were not present in the lineup as they had to leave for Miami to be there in time to participate in the track meet which was held Saturday morning and afternoon. “One of the regulars was also absent because of a broken ankle received in practice. “This weakened the effectiveness of the locals and was largely the cause of the defeat which they hope to redeem in the contest with Troy next week.” “In the last game of the ’22 baseball season, the Piqua High nine turned in a 3 to 0 victory over Troy High. “Eby was given the best backing of the season and a great amount of credit is due to the excellent work in the outfield. ‘Toad’ Cron in left field pulled down two long flies which

made their course out in the neighborhood of the playground apparatus, while Lehmkuhl and Fisher, right and center fielders did their work without error. “Piqua seemed to have all the odds in the hitting end of the game and some of the locals hits were the best that have ever been seen at Roosevelt Park.” An interesting article appeared in the Call in early May. “It has been about two years since the Board of Education purchased the old ball field on East Ash St. “It has been about a year since it was equipped by the Rotary club and presented to the schools. Since that time it has been a community center for the younger folks and at no time can one pass it without seeing someone there. “It has now all the necessary equipment for a real park. The East side is used mostly by children as it has slides, maypoles, swings, etc. On the south

side are two fine tennis courts all enclosed so that no one needs to hunt a ball. “The field proper has a baseball diamond, a gridiron and jumping pits. Encircling all these is a quarter mile cinder track probably the best track for running in the county. “The school officials are hoping that a grand stand can be built in the near future for the patrons that attend our games. “The only drawback that the park has is its very small amount of shade, but young trees have been planted and it will only be a few years till they will provide plenty of shade, and even if it is a little hot now Piqua need not be ashamed, because she has one of the best Athletic parks in the state.” Editor’s Note: Duane Bachman is a retired superintendent of Piqua City Schools and personality for WPTW Radio. His column will appear every other Friday.



Friday, May 17, 2013


Bradford stuns Fort Loramie in D-IV softball ing two doubles and adding three RBI. Brittanie Flora, Morgan Arbogast and Haley Adams went 2-for-3 on the day. Arbogast and Flora drove in two runs each and Adams drove in a run as well. Alex Gast and Cassidy Cain both connected on doubles with Gast's being a two-run double in the bottom of the fourth inning. Heidi Snipes drove in a run on an RBI triple, while Brooke Gostomsky and Jessie Crowell each singled.

Yingst perfect for Lady Buccs FORT LORAMIE — Haley Patty pitched a onehit shutout as the seventh seeded Bradford softball team knocked off thirdseeded Fort Loramie 4-0 Thursday in D-IV sectional action. Bradford will play Ansonia in the sectional final at 5 p.m. Tuesday at Ansonia. Patty struck out 11 and walked one. Paige Ordean kept Bradford off the board until the seventh, when the Railroaders broke through for four runs. Brooke Dunlevy started top the seventh inning and reached second base on a error. Brooke Brower laid a bunt down moving Dunlevy to third and Brower was safe at first. After Brower stole second, Kylie Millersingledon an 0-2 count, scoring Dunlevy and Brower. Michayla Barga had a hit moving Miller to third and Barga stole second base. With two outs, Lindsey Rose hit one off the center field fence scoring Barga and Miller to make it 4-0 and Patty took care of the Lady Redskins in the home seventh.

Lady Cats advance HOUSTON — Houston did its damage on the base paths and recorded a 5-0 shutout of Mechanicsburg in Division IV Sectional semifinal action Thursday. The Lady Wildcats, now 18-8, will play Botkins in SCL action today, then take on Triad at 5 p.m. Tuesday at West Liberty in the sectional finals. There wasn’t much offense, Houston having four hits and Mechanicsburg three. “We scored four times on steals of home or errors,” said Houston coach Brent New. “There wasn’t a lot of hitting.” There was plenty of pitching on Houston’s part as freshman Kayla New tossed the three-hitter. Kortney Phipps had a double for the winners.

Yingst perfect COVINGTON —It's been five days since the Covington softball team saw the field for live action and Dean Denlinger's team was chomping at the bit to play again. "The break was nice, but it sure is good to play again," said Denlinger. "We got a lot accomplished in practice and the girls

Getting brooms out


Bradford pitcher Haley Patty fires a strike Thursday against Fort Loramie. were ready to get out on the field again." Fresh and focused after earning a first round bye, Covington made quick work of Botkins by the score of 15-0 in five innings.

And in the process, senior Casey Yingst struck out 12 of the 15 batters she faced in recording a perfect game. "She was dominating," said Denlinger of Yingst. "And Casey got stronger

as the game went on. She threw hard and her change-up was working nicely." Jessie Shilt and Connor Schaffer both went 3-for-3 with Shilt connecting on a triple and Schaffer smash-

Weeden wants to keep things same

Reds go 10 Plans to remain as Browns starter for sweep MIAMI (AP) — NL RBI leader Brandon Phillips homered in the sixth inning and drove in the goahead run with a sacrifice fly in the 10th, helping the Cincinnati Reds complete their second three-game sweep in a row by beating the Miami Marlins 5-3 Thursday night. Mat Latos and two relievers combined on a sixhitter. Aroldis Chapman (3-1) blew a save for the first time in nine chances. J.J. Hoover gave up a run in the 10th but earned his third save. Pinch-hitter Donald Lutz led off the 10th with a single against Steve Cishek (1-4). Following a walk, a bunt and an intentional walk, Phillips lifted a flyball for his second RBI of the night and 36th of the season. Jay Bruce followed with a two-run double and finished with three RBIs.

Bradley goes low in Texas Cards 60 at Byron Nelson IRVING, Texas (AP) — Keegan Bradley had no thoughts about a course record, or the possibility of a 59, after consecutive bogeys in the middle of his opening round at the Byron Nelson Championship. Until his 136-yard wedge shot on his final hole Thursday. "It was going right at it. (A 59) crossed my mind for a second, and it would be unbelievable if I buried this," Bradley said.

BEREA (AP) — The way Brandon Weeden sees it, nothing's changed. He's still Cleveland's starter. And he plans to keep it that way. Sure, Weeden was aware the Browns worked out several top college quarterbacks leading into April's draft, but the team didn't pick one. He's also mindful that veteran Jason Campbell can beat him out if he's not on his game. Weeden also knows there are those who doubt he'll be an NFL success. It's up to him to prove them wrong. "I want to be the guy," he said. Weeden spoke Thursday after the Browns wrapped up their third and final day of organized team activities (OTAs), where all eyes were on the second-year QB, coming off an uneven rookie season. During a 10-minute session with reporters, Weeden talked about his improvement, his growing confidence in coach Rob Chudzinski's offense and his comfort in working with new coordinator Norv Turner. As for the draft, Weeden said he didn't worry about whether the Browns would take a quarterback to challenge or replace him. "I didn't really read into it one way or the other," he said. "I wasn't too concerned with it. I was up here the days before the draft and the days after preparing just like I have every other

day. That was probably my least concern. I was worried about this team getting better and getting back to work." Weeden, who passed for 3,385 yards with 14 touchdowns and 17 interceptions last season, has been working hard on his craft. He's spent extra time in the weight room, and these days, evenings at the Weeden household include he and his wife, Melanie, breaking down film and the Browns' playbook. Weeden says he's a very different quarterback than the one who was handed a starting job before camp last year. "I know how to relate to guys," he said. "As far as an offense, even though we're in Day 3 now versus Day 3 last year, I'm way ahead of the curve. This offense kind of makes more sense to start with. There's a lot more up front as far as formations and stuff. But once you get it, you can hear a play and kind of piece it together by the verbiage, plus me and my wife have spent too many hours studying. It's been crazy. "I've been comfortable with what we're doing and the guys are in the same boat." Weeden believes he's showing Cleveland's new coaching staff that he can be a franchise QB, the one to finally end more than a decade of turmoil at the game's most important position. The Browns have had a dif-

ferent quarterback start the opener in each of the past five seasons, and they agreed to terms with Brian Hoyer on Thursday. With every throw, every meeting, every interview, Weeden is trying to impress his bosses. "I hope they see not only what I do out here, but how I'm handling myself working and doing all of those other things," he said. "This means a lot to me. This is my job and I take it seriously. I want to be the guy. I want to build off last year. We're going to be a better football team, and I want to be a part of it." Weeden said he was sharper in the two days leading up to the one practice open to media members this week. He made several nice throws, including a long TD to newly acquired slot receiver Davone Bess, who seems to catch everything thrown his way. However, Weeden missed a few targets, had a pass intended for Josh Gordon intercepted by Tashaun Gipson and star cornerback Joe Haden broke up some throws. "My third day wasn't as good as my first two," Weeden he said. "I told Joe (Haden), 'You got me today, but I won the first two.' Today, completionwise wasn't what it was the first two days. We weren't functioning like we were on offense. But the first two days, we were flying around, making a bunch of plays.”

Lady Raiders rally SIDNEY — Russia trailed 5-4 after three innings but rallied for six runs in the top of the fourth and went on to beat Lehman 13-5 in Division IV Sectional semifinal play at Fairlawn. The Lady Raiders, the

No. 10 seed, are now 10-17 on the year and face the state’s No. 1-ranked team, Covington, on Tuesday at Tipp City in the sectional finals. Lehman, seeded eighth, is 8-12. Russia got four in the first but Lehman came back with three in the first and two in the third to take the lead briefly. In the fourth, however, Russia opened it up. After an out, Alexa Counts singled and all hands were safe on a fielder’s choice. Heidi Petty singled and Olivia Monnin then doubled. Sara Young then singled ahead of a three-run homer by Kennedy Metz. Russia then added three more runs in the fifth. Metz had a huge game, going 4-for-5 with two singles, a double and the big round-tripper. Petty was 3-for-3 and scored twice, Monnin had two doubles, Young had three hits and drove in two and Hannah Sherman had a double and two RBI. Lindsay Bundy doubled and homered for the Lady Cavs. “Sara Young pitched well for us,” said Russia coach Roger Hammonds. “We gave them two unearned runs in the third but other than that, we played excellent defense behind her.”

Lady Indians roll PLEASANT HILL — The third-seeded Newton softball team cruised to an 11-0 win over Catholic Central Thursday. The Lady Indians will play top seed Southeastern in a 5 p.m. sectional final Tuesday at Bethel High School.

Holfinger Continued from page 9 double-double. He averaged 12.1 points, was third in the conference with 10.3 rebounds per game and blocked 33 shots. Among the highlights were helping Piqua to its first Buckeye Insurance Group Holiday Classic title and blocking a shot in the closing seconds against Bethel to seal a victory. He scored in double figures 15 times, shooting over 50 percent from the floor. He had nine doubledoubles, led by a 25-point, 16-rebound effort against Stebbins. “Josh was a role player in my first year,” secondyear PHS boys basketball coach Heath Butler said. “He stepped up his game this year. We haven’t had a lot of players go on to play at the college level

(recently). He is the first one under my regime.” Holfinger knows there are still parts of his game he needs to work on. “I have been at the open gyms and there are some pretty good players,” Holfinger said. “I will be a power forward, forward. I definitely have to work on my ball-handling.” Butler said Holfinger couldn’t have made a better choice to accentuate his rare athletic ability. “He will be a 3-4 hybrid at Miami-Middletown,” Butler said. “It is a great fit for Josh (Holfinger). He can take advantage of his athletic ability and ability to run the floor, which is what he does best. And it is somewhere he can play for four years if it turns out to be that great fit.” Just like Holfinger and basketball.

Piqua Continued from page 9 make it to finals with the level of competition the GWOC presents.” The Piqua girls are in 15th-place overall and the Piqua boys are in 17thplace overall. BOYS Team scores: Wayne 134, Lebanon 124, Troy 121, Trotwood-Madison 110, Centerville 109, Fairborn 107, Miamisburg 106, Northmont 100, Vandalia-Butler 94, Sidney 64, Springboro 56, West Carrollton 55, Greenville 49, Beavercreek 46, Fairmont 38, Springfield 33, Piqua 24, Xenia 14. Piqua Placers 3,200 Relay: 5.Piqua (Jon Gerlach, Isaiah Garber, Dylan Jacobs, Mason Kirkland), 9:37.77. 100 Hurdles: 6.Kyler Holland, 17.54. 100: 6.Trent Yeomans, 11.68. 800 Relay: 3.Piqua (Al Nees, Tate Honeycutt, Troy Iddings, Trent Yeomans), 1:33.72. 400 Relay: 4.Piqua (Al Nees, Tate Honeycutt, Jalen Hudings, Trent Yeomans), 45.28.

1,600 Relay: 6.Piqua (Isaiah Garber, Tate Honeycutt, Jalen Hudgins, Mason Kirkland), 3:50.12. High Jump: 3.Tyrone Collier, 5-6. Pole Vault: 4.(tie) Kyler Holland, 10-0. GIRLS Team scores: Troy 169, Wayne 135.5, Centerville 131, Lebanon 105.5, Fairborn 99, Fairmont 95, Springboro 94.5, Miamisburg 77.5, Trotwood-Madison 75, Xenia 66.5, Sidney 63.5, Greenville 62, Northmont 60.5, Vandalia-Butler 59.5, Piqua 34, Beavercreek 31, West Carrollton 22, Springfield 6. Piqua Placers 3.200 Relay: 4.Piqua (Courtney Bensman, Kaili Ingle, Zynell Clemons, Teija Davis), 11:27.86. 100 Hurdles: 2.Bree Cheatam, 17.70. 800 Relay: 3.Piqua (Bree Cheatam, Hannah Went, Amy Burt, Danajha Clemons), 1:47.28. 400 Relay: 4.Piqua (Hannah Went, Bree Cheatam, Amy Burt, Danajha Clemons), 51.29. 300 Hurdles: 3.Bree Cheatam, 50.05. 1,600 Relay: 5,Piqua (Hannah Went, Liz Duer, Amy Burt, Danajha Clemons), 4:31.45. Discus: 4.Maddie Evans, 94-10.

GWOC Continued from page 9 Noah Gertner and honored on the All-GWOC pitcher Cameron Gordon. North tennis team. Andrew Lamphar, who TENNIS played first singles, was One Piqua player was named special mention.



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GORDON’S NUMBERS Saturday 1 night’s Southern 500 marked Jeff Gor-


don’s 700th consecutive Sprint Cup start. For good measure, Gordon tacked on another landmark number. He finished third, earning the 300th top-5 finish of his career. Only David Pearson, Bobby Allison, Richard Petty and Gordon have reached that number. ACCELERATING The new 2 SPEEDS Gen-6 model has increased speeds at many tracks this season, and ancient Darlington Raceway was no exception. In winning the pole position, Kurt Busch, who ran 181.918 mph, smashed the previous track qualifying record of 181.254 owned by Kasey Kahne. BACK TO EARTH David Ragan, who 3 delivered a stunning victory two weeks ago at Talladega Superspeedway, wasn’t in the same zip code a week later at Darlington. He qualified 31st, was lapped early in the race and finished a dismal 39th after engine problems with 50 laps to go. “That’s a character-building weekend, for sure,” Ragan said. “You’ve just got to work hard and stay focused and keep the right attitude. This is a very long season, so this isn’t it.” HAMLIN CHASING Denny Hamlin, who returned to full-time driving Saturday at Darlington and finished second in the Southern 500, remains targeted on making the Chase for the Sprint Cup despite the fact he missed four races with a back injury. He gained four positions in points to 27th Saturday and will have a shot at the Chase if he moves into the top 20 and scores a win or two. “We have a huge, huge hole that we’ve got to dig out of, but there’s nothing that wins can’t fix,” Hamlin said. “That’s the bottom line.”


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

DRIVER (WINS) POINTS BEHIND Jimmie Johnson (2) 423 — Carl Edwards (1) 379 -44 Matt Kenseth (3) 364 -59 Dale Earnhardt Jr. 359 -64 Clint Bowyer 349 -74 Kasey Kahne (1) 326 -97 Brad Keselowski 326 -97 Kyle Busch (2) 325 -98 Aric Almirola 317 -106 Kevin Harvick (1) 315 -108

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

Paul Menard Jeff Gordon Greg Biffle Martin Truex Jr. Jamie McMurray Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Ryan Newman Kurt Busch Joey Logano Jeff Burton


315 311 311 301 295 282 276 262 259 258

-108 -112 -112 -122 -128 -141 -147 -161 -164 -165

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


DRIVER (WINS) POINTS BEHIND Regan Smith (1) 342 — Sam Hornish Jr. (1) 314 -28 Elliott Sadler 300 -42 Justin Allgaier 299 -43 Brian Vickers 293 -49 Austin Dillon 290 -52 Parker Kligerman 287 -55 Brian Scott 284 -58 Alex Bowman 258 -84 Kyle Larson 248 -94

Matt Kenseth celebrates his win in the Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway.

(Photo by ASP, Inc.)

Race: NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race Track: Charlotte Motor Speedway Location: Concord, N.C. When: Saturday, May 18 TV: SPEED (7:30 p.m. EST) Layout: 1.5-mile quad-oval Banking/Turns: 24 degrees Banking/Straightaways: 5 degrees 2012 Winner: Jimmie Johnson Crew Chief’s Take: “I’m not a big fan of Charlotte because we’ve never done well there. It’s one of those tracks where we practice a bunch during the day and then run at night, so it makes it a mystery. If you’re a team that is having a good year and you’re confident in your program, then it is a place you can run well. The track is very basic, but you don’t get to practice under the race conditions, so it makes it a challenge. Aside from the track itself, it’s nice for the teams to sleep in their own beds. This may sound weird, but for us it’s like taking a working vacation.” NATIONWIDE SERIES

Southern-Fried Win

Matt Kenseth grabs emotional win at historic Darlington Raceway By MIKE HEMBREE

The Southern 500 was a bundle of emotions for the folks at Joe Gibbs Racing. First, there was the return of driver Denny Hamlin, who had missed four full races and most of another with a back injury. The Darlington Raceway event marked his first complete race since being sidelined. Then there was Matt Kenseth, newly vibrant in the point standings after an appeal wiped out some of the toughest penalties NASCAR had levied against his team for the use of an illegal engine in a win at Kansas Speedway. Third and certainly not least, there was Kyle Busch, the driver who did everything but win the race for JGR. At evening’s end (and it was an unusually calm night for Darlington, with only five caution flags for a total of 25 laps), Kenseth carried the JGR banner highest, winning the race by taking the lead from Busch with 13 laps to go and staying out front. It was his third win of the season, giving him the lead in that category. Hamlin finished a surprising second, admitting after the race that he was mentally and physically beaten down after racing 500 miles for the first time since late March. And Busch? He was sixth, a finish that many drivers would welcome after a tough night on one of the circuit’s most inhospitable

tracks. But Busch was in no mood to celebrate. He left the track without comment after a leaking tire made his Toyota a handling nightmare over the final 15 laps. He brushed the wall twice while trying to keep the car at near-full speed. Busch led 265 of the race’s 367 laps, including 187 of the first 276. No one could challenge him until the failing tire dropped him from atop the pylon in the race’s twilight laps, and then Kenseth shot to the front easily. Kenseth, having a solid season in his first year with JGR, called the win in one of NASCAR’s classic races “a dream come true.” Normally a rather sedate competitor, he was exuberant on the team radio after crossing the finish line three hours and 32 minutes after the start of the race. Following Kenseth and Hamlin at the finish were Jeff Gordon, Jimmie Johnson and Kevin Harvick. Busch was sixth, followed by Carl Edwards, Juan Pablo Montoya, Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Ryan Newman. The victory boosted Kenseth from fourth to third in the championship standings, behind Johnson and Edwards. “I don’t know that I’ve had a win that feels bigger than this at this moment,” Kenseth said. “This is obviously a really historic race track. The Southern 500 is one of the most storied and historic races anywhere, not just in NASCAR. It’s pretty cool to be able to stand in Victory Lane at this place, same spot where all the other great driv-

ers stood. Pretty neat race to win, for sure.” Kyle Busch took the lead from his brother, Kurt, on the 52nd lap and was in either first or second the rest of the way until the disappointment of the closing laps. Kenseth said he understood how his teammate felt. “Look, we’ve all been there,” he said. “Man, it’s crushing when you lead all day like that and don’t come home with a win, especially if it’s something that you get a flat tire or something. Really disappointing. “I think everything is going to be fine. I think there’s a lot to be encouraged about there, how good all three cars ran. They’ll be ready to race next week.” The race was almost placid compared to many Darlington wreckfests in the past. Four years ago, for example, there were 17 caution flags. On Saturday night, none flew over the first 124 laps, and there was only one caution for the first 302 laps. The long green-flag runs resulted in the lead pack putting many drivers a lap down early. The Busch brothers, Kenseth and Gordon were the only drivers to lead laps. Kyle was involved in a late-race incident with challenger Kasey Kahne. They raced each other side-by-side after a restart, and Kahne lost control of his car in Turn 2. Television replays were inconclusive as to whether he was tapped by Busch’s car. Kahne and Busch have had incidents in several races this year.

Race: History 300 Track: Charlotte Motor Speedway When: Saturday, May 25 TV: ABC (2:30 p.m. EST) 2012 Winners: Brad Keselowski (May); Joey Logano (Oct.) CAMPING WORLD TRUCK SERIES

Race: N.C. Education Lottery 200 Track: Charlotte Motor Speedway When: Friday, May 17 TV: SPEED (8:00 p.m. EST) 2012 Winner: Justin Lofton

Classic Moments Charlotte Motor Speedway The Sprint Cup All-Star Race has gone by many monikers, run under many formats and has seen more than its fair share of classic finishes. In 1985’s The Winston, the all-star event’s first running, a legendary field comprised of Bobby Allison, Geoffrey Bodine, Dale Earnhardt, Bill Elliott, Harry Gant, Terry Labonte, Benny Parsons, Richard Petty, Tim Richmond, Ricky Rudd, Darrell Waltrip and Cale Yarborough — dubbed “The Dashing Dozen” — kicked things off in style. Terry Labonte sits on the pole by virtue of being the series’ defending champion, but Harry Gant inherits the lead after pit stops. Darrell Waltrip elects to wait to take tires, and when he does, he runs down Gant, passing him on the final lap. Upon crossing the finish line, Waltrip’s engine blows, leading to speculation that the No. 11 Budweiser Chevy is running a big engine and that Waltrip was to “clutch” the car to avoid being penalized by NASCAR upon inspection of the powerplant. To this day, Waltrip assures that his Junior Johnson prepared engine was built to crank out max power over a short run and that the timing of the failure was purely coincidental.

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

DRIVER (WINS) POINTS BEHIND Matt Crafton (1) 162 — Johnny Sauter (2) 149 -13 Jeb Burton 149 -25 Ryan Blaney 141 -33 Ty Dillon 135 -39 James Buescher 133 -41 Brendan Gaughan 128 -46 Darrell Wallace Jr. 127 -47 Joey Coulter 125 -49 Dakoda Armstrong 121 -53

Throttle Up/Throttle Down

JOE GIBBS RACING JGR kept its season rolling along Saturday. Gibbs’ Toyotas finished first, second and sixth in the race, and Matt Kenseth (third) and Kyle Busch (eighth) hold top-10 spots in points. JGR has won five of the season’s first 11 events. FORD The Blue Oval has scored only two victories in the first 11 races this season, with Carl Edwards winning at Phoenix and David Ragan at Talladega. Edwards (seventh) was the only Ford driver in the top 12 at Darlington. Ford failed to lead a lap in the race. Compiled and written by Mike Hembree. Follow Mike on Twitter: @mikehembree.

Kurt Busch’s test of an Indycar at Indianapolis Motor Speedway May 9 could not have gone better. The Sprint Cup regular turned a 218-plus mph lap in Ryan Hunter-Reay’s Andretti Autosport car and left IMS glowing about the experience. Look for Busch to try the Indianapolis 500/Coca-Cola 600 double, possibly in 2014. Busch might attempt to run an Indycar race later this year to better understand the cars’ workings. The logistics of running the Indy/Charlotte double are difficult but not insurmountable, and Busch has enough contacts on both sides of the fence to make it work.  The annual Sprint All-Star Race is scheduled for Saturday at Charlotte Motor Speedway. As usual, the race’s format has undergone some massaging. The event, one of the richest per-mile of the season, will be run in four 20-lap segments and a closing 10-lap segment. After the first four segments are complete, the field will be realigned based on each driver’s average finish from the first four runs. Then the field will pit for four-tire stops, and the lineup for the 10lap shootout will be determined by the order in which drivers return to the track after the stops. The field will have 19 drivers, plus one driver selected by a fan vote and two drivers who qualify from the pre-

liminary Sprint Showdown.  It was not a good week for the NASCAR “legal” system. In separate rulings, penalties levied against Penske Racing and Joe Gibbs Racing were reduced. NASCAR chief appellate officer John Middlebrook trimmed the suspensions of seven key Penske Racing personnel. Penske had been penalized for rear-housing modifications at Texas Motor Speedway. A threemember NASCAR appeals panel dramatically modified penalties against Matt Kenseth and Joe Gibbs Racing for use of an illegal engine at Kansas Speedway. Key among the changes: Reduction of a Kenseth point penalty from 50 points to 12, and reduction of the suspension of crew chief Jason Ratcliff from six point races to one.  Nationwide Series regulars should be thankful that Kyle Busch doesn’t run with them every week. Busch led 107 of 147 laps in winning Friday night’s Nationwide race at Darlington Raceway. Busch has competed in eight Nationwide events this year and has won five. He won Friday’s race with relative ease, finishing .935 seconds in front of second-place Elliott Sadler. Busch’s revival in Nationwide this season has come in cars owned by Joe Gibbs Racing, which also fields Busch’s Sprint Cup entries.

Kyle Busch emerges victorious on Friday in the VFW Sport Clips Help a Hero 200 Nationwide Series race at Darlington. (Photo by ASP, Inc.).












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Previous experience working on semi-trailers is required. Please visit our website at for an application. Fill out online or fax the completed application to (937)644-2858. Star Leasing is an equal opportunity employer

TROY, 2 Bedroom Townhomes 1.5 bath, 1 car garage, $725 (937)216-5806 PIQUA, 309 1/2 S. Wayne, Small 1 bedroom, stove refrigerator, $385, no pets, credit check required, (937)418-8912 PIQUA, 431 W ash, 1 bedroom, downstairs, stove, refrigerator, washer/ dryer hookup, $400, no pets, credit check required, (937)418-8912 TROY area, 2 bedroom townhouses, 1-1/2 bath, furnished appliances, W/D hookup, A/C, no dogs, $500. (937)339-6776. TROY TOWNHOUSE, 2 Bedroom 1.5 bath. Bunkerhill $495 monthly, (937)216-5611

We provide a consistent schedule, great pay/ benefits plus paid training. Our employees must have a HS diploma/ GED, be highly selfmotivated and have superb ethics.

Houses For Rent 2 BEDROOM House, new flooring & windows, fresh paint, 612 Robinson, Nicklin Schools, phone (419)394-8509

If interested in an employer that genuinely cares for its employees, please call

2 Bedroom Trailer in country, $375, call, (937)417-7111 or (937)448-2974


and talk with Jennifer

IN PIQUA, 1 Bedroom, 240 1/2 East Main, W/D hookup, $325 Monthly, (937)498-9842 after 2pm

QUINN'S COMMERCIAL Cleaning Services hiring part time positions Experienced only (937)667-9470


Monday & Friday Program at KTH St. Paris, OH

RETAIL SALES CLERK/ PROCESSOR Piqua and Troy OH: Duties include selecting and pricing donated items to be sold in retail store. Process donations, hang clothing, operate register, and load/ unload trailers. Experience in retail and operating a cash register is helpful. High School Diploma or GED Preferred. Please apply in person at the Goodwill store in Piqua at 1584 Covington Avenue and the Goodwill store in Troy at 1660 West Main Street.


Equal Opportunity Employer

CDL Grads may qualify Class A CDL required Great Pay & Benefits! Call Jon Basye at: Piqua Transfer & Storage Co. (937)778-4535 or (800)278-0619

TROY 250 Wisteria Drive (behind Troy Ford) Thursday, Friday, and Saturday 9am-? Bag sale ladies clothes large and plus size, Clark women's shoes 9m, craft and Christmas items, Weber grill, Singer sewing machine, patio furniture, tools, Craftsman chipper

Send resume to: Kathy McGreevy 2400 St Marys Ave Sidney, OH 45365


Send resumes to: Miami Metropolitan Housing Authority 1695 Troy-Sidney Rd Troy, OH 45373

Production Associates Part-Time

PO Box 716 St. Marys, OH 45885 Attn: Plant Manager

Koenig Equipment Inc. is interested in individuals that bring experience, leadership & creativity to a culture of continuous improvement. We are a customercentric enterprise employing LEAN and Innovation to achieve Leadership in our industry. If you are a driven, enthusiastic professional, we welcome your application to join our dynamic team.

PIQUA, 922 Madison Avenue (First Church of God), May 16, 17, 9-5 & 18, 9-Noon. Large garage sale! Something for everyone!!

TROY 1396 McKaig Avenue Thursday, Friday, and Saturday 9am-3pm Crafters dream sale, craft supplies, wood working, Christmas Spring and Fall decor items, ladies size 3/5 clothes some 0's, and miscellaneous

Full Time and Part Time CUSTODIAN

Administrative / Professional

Drivers & Delivery

PLEASANT HILL, 104 E Monument Street, Thursday, 5/16 & Saturday, 5/18, 9-5. All proceeds will go to Grace Baptist Church (Ludlow Falls) for their food pantry. If you bring a nonperishable food item you'll get a $1 off your purchase.

Lehman Catholic High School offers an employment opportunity for:

TROY, 4698 Troy Sidney Road, Thursday and Friday, 8am-4pm Moving Sale. Dryer, triple dresser, TV, bedding, girls men and women's clothes, toys and games, household items, bread maker, espresso maker, bikes and much more

PIQUA, 415 Park Avenue, Friday 9am-5pm, & Saturday 9am-3pm, Backyard sale! Lots of name brand girls & women's clothing, Baby items, Carseat, Tons of Miscellaneous items

PIQUA, VILLAGES of Springcreek (off Hetzler Road) Saturday only!! 8am-6pm, Community sale! 12+ Homes, Baby items, Kids clothes, toys, Something for everyone!!


PIQUA, Lovely, 4-5 bedroom, in country, $1500 monthly, no pets, credit check required, (937)418-8912



2000 Buick LeSabre-Pocket Watch-HouseholdShop Smith-Tools Furniture-Antiques

They’re Looking FOR YOU!


“Paul Wirrig” Moving AUCTION 40073662

Sunday May 19th. 10:30 a.m. 715 Manier Street Piqua, Ohio Automobile: 2000 Buick LeSabre LTD. Leather and Loaded with 3800 engine. One Owner car with 78,000 miles. Antiques & Collectibles: Hamilton pocket watch, Pressed and loop glass, Depression, oil lamps, Apollo glasses, Ft. Pickawillany nickel 1938, Royal Swirl China, “Let’s Kiss” Bobbleheads, salts, Austria Moose Creamer, marbles, Fire King, Montgomery County History 1882 (rough), Wagner and Griswold CI, Tootsie Toys, J.D. Tractor, J.D. Wagon NIB, J.D. Miniatures, Gilbert mantle clock, Stoneware mixing bowls, Army Compass, Costume Jewelry, Silver Plate, Quilts, treadle sewing machine, Vintage Buttons, Arvin Stereo, many other vintage items. Household Goods & Furniture: Amana Refrigerator, 30” Kenmore electric range, Whirlpool washer and dryer, Oak rocking chairs, Sofa and loveseat, end and coffee tables, 6 leg parlor table, recliners, modern dry sink (Hartzell Hardwood Kit), glass front bookcase, record cabinet, rose back chairs, Stainless cookware, Tupperware, small appliances, several sets of flatware, cookbooks, Kirby model 80, Rainbow chrome top sweeper, mirrors, metal utility cabinets, hall tree, table lamps, (2) full size beds, Large Ash table with several leaves, straight chairs, M/T, wash stand, M/T dresser, Chest of drawers, plant stands, er, vacuum cleaners, set of flatware in box, chest of drawers, general clean household and kitchen items. Garage & Tools: Shop Smith wood working unit complete, Craftsman cordless drill, hand power tools, SK 3/8 drive socket set, Craftsman hand tools, chisels, punches, bar clamps, wooden clamps, coolers, metal spring patio chairs, hand planes, 20’ aluminum extension ladder, step ladders, wheel barrow, garden hose, water cans, vintage fishing poles, yard trailer, battery charger, garden tools, electric edger, misc. garage items Auctioneers Note: Paul is 95 years old and has lived in this home since he was born. Paul retired from Hartzell fan in 1980 and has decided to move to smaller quarters. Please plan to attend this clean auction. Directions: Mainer Street is located behind Hartzell Hardwoods off of Roosevelt. Terms: All items to be sold to the highest bidder. Cash or Check. Credit Cards accepted with 3% buyer’s premium. Car title will be Notarized and possession granted the day of the auction if paid in cash. If paying by check title and possession will be granted upon verification of funds. Auctioneers: Justin Vondenhuevel, Tom Roll and David Shields. Apprentice Auctioneers Rick Reichenbacher DeLynn Cox



VENDOR/CRAFT SHOW, May 18th, Sidney Inn and Conference Center, 400 Folkerth Avenue, 11am-6pm. 25+ vendors!

TROY Kensington Annual Garage Sales Thursday, Friday, and Saturday 8am-4pm Located off State Route 55 on the west side of Troy. Maps will be available at the State Route 55 entrance Kenton Way, the Nashville Road entrance Huntington Drive, the Swailes entrance Huntington Drive. This large subdivision will have 35-40+ sales on all three days with new ones opening on Friday and Saturday. Honda 4-wheeler, Silpada, Vera Bradley and Thirty-One purses, jewelry, computer equipment. This your subdivision will have several with baby furniture, strollers, car seats, kids Fold golf clubs, toys, children's movies, and children's clothing in all sizes, video game systems and video games, bicycles, pet items, household furniture, TV's entertainment centers, sports equipment, books, CDs, DVDs, VHS tapes,garden tools, hand tools, truck ramps, electric smoker, aluminum ladder, and more, too much to list


Miscellaneous NOW HIRING: Companies desperately need employees to assemble products at home. No selling, any hours. $500 weekly potential. Info (985)646-1700 dept OH-6011.


Quality Control Manager


FOUND KITTEN, white, male, has collar, on May 9th,(937)668-4603


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