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Baby’s birth is ‘Sister Act’ Local siblings assist in nephew’s delivery BY WILL E SANDERS Staff Writer

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PIQUA — When expecting mother Samantha Fair began having contractions early Tuesday morning, she called her two sisters, Jen McGlaughlin and Tricia Berry, as they had planned to take Fair to the Upper Valley Medical Center. That was the plan, anyway. “As we were driving the baby was coming,” McGlaughlin said. “By the time

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we reached County Road 25-A, the baby’s head was out.” McGlaughlin, 37, was driving as Fair, 22, was sitting in the passenger seat as she entered labor. Meanwhile, Berry, 27, sat in the back of the vehicle. “My other sister said, ‘close your legs and don’t push,’” McLaughlin recalled the hectic scene. When the three sisters, who all live in Piqua, reached the hospital campus PROVIDED PHOTO McLaughlin stopped in the middle of a right-of-way and couldn’t even make it Pictured above was the first photo taken of Blake to the parking lot as Tricia ran toward Daniel Fair shortly after his birth in an automobile early Tuesday morning on the campus of the Upper the hospital to get help. Valley Medical Center. The baby’s two new aunts asSee ‘Sister Act’/Page 2 sisted in the birth.

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Daily Call offices to close for holiday PIQUA — The Piqua Daily Call offices will be closed Monday for the Memorial Day holiday. A paper will be published Monday and the Customer Call Center will be open from 6-10 a.m. Monday to respond to customer concerns. The number is 773-2725.

Planning continues on new buildings BY JENNIFER RUNYON For the Daily Call

Farmers market kicks off today PIQUA — The fourth season of the Piqua Community Farmers Market will get under way today. The hours for the market, located in Canal Place in downtown Piqua, are 2-6 p.m. Heartland Federal Credit Union is the market sponsor and will be on hand today. So far there are 21 approved vendors for the 2012 season. The Piqua Community Farmers Market will be held each Thursday through Sept. 20.

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a snake. He’s a snake and I didn’t see it.” Wion was caught near his home in Venice, Fla., while walking his dog. Police said he was taken into custody without in- WION cident. “I think he knew the day was coming,” said Sgt. Chris Graham

PIQUA — During their meeting Wednesday night, the Piqua City Schools Board of Education approved schematic designs for the district’s three new buildings. Bob Sewell, project executive from Glibane Building Co. of Westerville, presented prior to the board members giving their approval. Gilbane is the construction management company for the project and will review plans in terms of budget. “We are maintaining our budget after schematic design,” Sewell said adding that recently, it has been difficult to stay in the budget with school construction projects. He said the design development estimate will be completed in August or September. Superintendent Rick Hanes said the district continues to work with the city to get water to the Springcreek location. If this is completed, many

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Members of the Piqua Show Choir gather for a group photo on front of the high school as they celebrate being voted the winning show choir in the ABC 22/Fox 45 Heartland Federal Credit Union Show Choir competition. The Company will now be featured in a TV advertisement for the credit union, which will be aired during some of ABC’s most popular shows, including “Glee.” The Company also will receive $500 as part of their prize.

Suspects in crime spree arraigned

Piqua man accused of stealing $446,000


Wion arrested in Fla.

TROY — Two of the three suspects nabbed this week following a weeklong spike in residential burglaries in Piqua were arraigned in Miami County Municipal Court following their arrests this week. • Corey Lee Lucas Bailey, 19, of Piqua, has been charged with burglary and complicity to burglary, both felonies of the second-degree, and a misdemeanor charge of receiving stolen property. See Suspects/Page 2

STORY COURTESY OF NEWS PARTNERS WDTN PIQUA — A Piqua man suspected of stealing money from a Tipp City business was arrested Tuesday in Florida. Michael J. Wion, 40, is accused of stealing approximately $446,000 from Repacorp while employed as the company’s financial controller. “I trusted him as a friend,” said Rick Heinl, Repacorp’s owner. “He’s

Area Memorial Day services planned Huff to speak at Piqua observance BY LINDSAY NOCE Staff Writer PIQUA — The Piqua Veterans Association continues to make ready for the Memorial Day parade to be held at 9 a.m. Monday. The line-up begins at 8 a.m.The parade will form at College and Ash streets and move west on Park Avenue before ending on Washington Avenue at Veterans Memorial. Leading the parade will be Grand Marshal Richard Trow-

bridge, Vietnam War veteran (USMC). Trowbridge began working with the Memorial Day and Veterans Day programs 15 years ago. He watched a POW/MIA ceremony performed in Dayton and wanted to bring this solemn ceremony to Piqua. Trowbridge was asked to be grand marshal to recognize his dedication to the local veterans. “This is such a special day for veterans to be remembered for paying the supreme price. This is the only time we get to go all out. MIKE ULLERY/STAFF FILE PHOTO We also want to remember the POW/MIAs” said Charles Morris, A view at the Veterans Memorial at the north edge of Piqua near Memorial Day event organizer. Forest Hill Cemetery during 2011 Memorial Day services in Piqua. This year’s Memorial Day parade will begin at 9 a.m. Monday. The See Memorial Day/Page 2 parade will proceed to the Veterans Memorial for the annual service.

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In this photo taken Tuesday, Isabelle Perkins, 6, left, and her father Jason Perkins, play with their new puppy at the Toledo Area Humane Society in Maumee. The Perkinses won the puppy after six bulldog-mix puppies found in a suitcase next to a trash bin in Ohio were auctioned off as part of a lottery. The man accused of abandoning the puppies last month in a Toledo alley has pleaded no contest to abandoning animals and cruelty to animals.

‘Suitcase dogs’ find homes TOLEDO (AP) — Six bulldog-mix puppies found in a suitcase next to a trash bin in Ohio now have new homes. Winners of a lottery to adopt the puppies and their mother picked them

up at an animal shelter near Toledo on Tuesday. The Blade newspaper in Toledo reports that one family chosen to adopt the dogs drove two hours from the Cleveland area to pick out their new pup.

The Toledo Area Humane Society received 132 applications from people wanting to enter a lottery it held to adopt the puppies. The man accused of abandoning the puppies last month in a Toledo

alley has pleaded no contest to abandoning animals and cruelty to animals. ___ Information from: The Blade,

Court upholds Ohio smoking ban Tavern owner’s claims rejected JULIE CARR SMYTH Associated Press COLUMBUS — Ohio’s statewide smoking ban is constitutional, the state Supreme Court ruled unanimously on Wednesday. The court rejected claims by a Columbus tavern owner that argued the fines it was charged for violations were an illegal

taking of property, violating the state’s legitimate police powers. Ohio Justice Judith Ann Lanzinger, in authoring the opinion, wrote, “The goal of this legislation is to protect the health of the workers and other citizens of Ohio.” She said, “It does so by regulating proprietors of public places and places of employment in a minimally invasive way.” Zeno’s Victorian Village had been cited 10 different times between July 2007 and September 2009 total-

ing $33,000. The tavern was also known as Bartec Inc., whose CEO and sole shareholder was Richard Allen. On behalf of Bartec and Allen, the 1851 Center for Constitutional Law argued that the smoking ban was supposed to be enforced against smokers, not businesses. Maurice Thompson, the bar’s attorney, called the ruling discouraging. He said it means “there’s really no meaningful limit on the regulation of private

property in Ohio by the government.” Thompson said it is unlikely the center would appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court on a federal property-rights issue, even though Ohio’s is the first state Supreme Court to rule on that issue with regard to a smoking ban. He said Ohio has some of the strongest property protection laws in the country. “So we felt that if there was anywhere we could win, it was with bars in Ohio,” he said.

tended. The same company is serving as the commissioning agent for the heating, ventilation and air conditioning project going on at the high school. The high school fastpitch softball team trip to the Johnson Central High School Softball Tournament in Paintsville, Ky., was approved as well. Board President Bob Luby shared that he appreciated the detail provided when the trip was presented to the board. “When we’re sending students on these trips, we need to scrutinize that and maybe have this serve as an example,” he said. Hanes followed up saying that he and Tony Lyons (high school principal) and Dave Palmer (athletic director) are in full agreement. “The more detail we have the better,” Hanes said.

School fees also were approved for the 2012-13 school year. The fees saw no increases. Hanes noted the only change is that some additional classes have been offered at the high school, so some additional material charges are needed for those. School times also were approved for 2012-13. There will be no changes. Tennis Technology Inc. was approved to repair and resurface six tennis courts at Piqua Junior High School at a cost of $24,785. Hanes noted that the courts and the track are on their last resurfaces and eventually new ones will be needed. “This is a fix for 4, 5, 6 or 7 years,” he said. And, a retirement resignation for Larry Lyman,

bus driver, and a resignation for Chesley Egelhoff, German teacher, were accepted at the meeting. Kathleen Buehler was hired as a science teacher at PHS, replacing Jared Askins. He was transferred to PJHS to replace Veronica Gaier, who transferred to Washington Intermediate to replace the retiring Denise Klosterman. Also, Gregory Hawk was hired as a math teacher at PHS replacing Kara Wurzelbacher who resigned. The board will meet again in regular session at 7 p.m. on June 28. A work session will be held prior to the meeting at 4:30 p.m. Both meetings will take place at the Municipal Government Complex, Commission Chambers.

Piqua board Continued from page 1 expenses in the plan will not be needed, such as fire suppression and pumps. Hanes shared an update on the swing space option for the building project. This option would have students moving from Washington Intermediate School into modular classrooms located at High Street Primary School. He said a meeting for parents with students in both schools was held, and “no major concerns” were voiced. He also said that a meeting for staff at both buildings was held. Again, no concerns were raised. The board also approved Building Commissioning and Energy Engineering to serve as the commissioning agent for the project. This position inspects new construction or renovations and ensures that everything is functioning as in-

Suspects Continued from page 1 Bailey faced a judge Wednesday on the felony counts and was given a combined bond of $100,000. He remains incarcerated at the Miami County Jail. • Richard A. Behr, 21, of Piqua, has been charged with two counts of receiving stolen property, felonies of the fourth-degree since the crimes involved a handgun. He was given a recognizance bond during his Tuesday arraignment in municipal court. An additional charge of receiving stolen property has been filed against Behr, court documents show, and he is scheduled to be arraigned in that case on June 13. Both men have May 30 preliminary hearings scheduled. A third suspect, 17-yearold Celeste Marie Lynn Julian of Piqua has been

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charged with a probation violation and two counts of b u r g l a r y, b o t h felonies. BAILEY S h e remains behind bars at t h e county’s juvenile detention facility as h e r BEHR cases are pending in Miami County Juvenile Court. Police are continuing their investigation into the crimes and say other suspects could be arrested and more charges could be filed against Bailey, Behr or Julian.

“She was running so fast that she came out of her flip flops and just kept on running,” McLaughlin said. Meanwhile back at the car, McLaughlin did her level best to assist in the birth and an off-duty nurse who noticed the commotion stopped and assisted. “She (Samantha) was freaking out, screaming and was in so much pain,” McLaughlin said. “I was scared at first because I couldn’t hear the baby crying. … It all happened so fast.” Once Samantha gave birth in the car, but before doctors reached her, McLaughlin rooted around the vehicle for a blanket to wrap the newborn baby in and when she couldn’t find one she improvised. “I used my Ohio State hoodie,” McGlaughlin laughed, “which is awesome because Samantha is a Michigan fan. The first thing her baby wore was an OSU hoodie. She wanted

him to be a Michigan fan.” That’s right, him — Samantha gave birth to an absolutely healthy bouncing baby boy who she named Blake Daniel Fair. The baby weighed 6 pounds, 7 ounces. Both Samantha and her new son, her second child, are scheduled to be released from the hospital today. McLaughlin still has a hard time believing how crazy the whole episode was. “It’s something you would see in a movie,” McGlaughlin said. “It was so wild.”

SIDNEY — Brittney Channele Kittle, 20, of 659 N. Ohio Ave., Sidney, passed away at 9 : 2 0 p . m . Tuesd a y , M a y 2 2 , 2012, in Sid- KITTLE ney. She was born Nov. 7, 1991, in Dayton, the daughter of Shelly and Bret Kittle of Sidney and Michael Howard of New Carlisle. In addition to her parents, she is survived by siblings, Allyson and Riley Kittle of Sidney, Haley Donley of Troy, and Paige and Austin Howard of New Carlisle; maternal grandmother, Debbie Lyon of Dayton; paternal grandmother, Sharron Kittle of Brooklyn, Mich.; maternal great-grandparents, Bob and Joan Townsend of Springfield; and aunt and uncle, Dr. Brian and Michelle Olson of Covington. She was preceded in

death by paternal grandfather, Rick Kittle, and uncle, Patrick Kittle. Brittney was a 2010 graduate of Sidney High School, with aspirations of becoming an accountant. She loved writing poetry and taking walks, but most of all she loved her family, who will miss her dearly. In keeping with Brittney’s wishes, her body will be cremated. A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. Friday at the Cromes Funeral Home & Crematory, 302 S. Main Ave, Sidney, with the Rev. Eileen Hix officiating. The family will receive friends on Friday from 3 p.m. until the hour of service at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully requests that memorials be made to the Sidney First United Methodist Church in memory of Brittney Channele Kittle. Envelopes for memorials will be available at the funeral home. Condolences may be expressed to the Kittle family at our website,

Death notices PIQUA — William C. Hughes, 58, of Piqua, died at 2:05 a.m. Wednesday, May 23, 2012, at his residence. Funeral arrangements are pending through the Jamieson & Yannucci Funeral Home.

Memorial Day Continued from page 1 POW/MIA Recognition Day will be observed Sept. 21. Piqua High School and three other marching bands are included in the 49 units currently participating. The Adams family will return with their display of World War II military vehicles. A memorial service conducted by Jim Garrity, commander of American Legion Post 184, will directly follow the parade. Speaker for the service is Piqua City Manager Gary Huff. Huff became city manager in October 2011, after serving as manager of Fishers, Ind, and town manager of Blacksburg, Va. He was a member of the 1st Battalion/67th Air Defense Artillery Unit from 197274. He as stationed at MacGregor Range Missile Base, N.M. and Fort Lewis, Wash. For parade participation or questions call Charles Morris at 773-9864 or Bruce Hogston at 7739324. Other area Memorial Day events will include: • Fletcher — The Fletcher United Methodist Church will be holding a lunch from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday. The parade begins at 1:30 p.m. Line-up starts at 1 p.m. at the grain elevator on State Route 589. The parade will end at the cemetery on Walnut Street with a ceremony directly following. Games and activities will be held in the park at 3 p.m. and a Disney movie will be played at dark. For any questions or interest in participating, call Holly Speck at 570-2298 or Danny McEwen at 3682462 • Covington — The Covington Memorial Day

parade will be held at 1 p.m. Monday. The parade will form at Walnut and High Streets. Line-up begins at 12 p.m. If you would like to be in the parade, call Joe Meyer at 473-2469; Jay Schilling at 419-3054; John Schilling at 216-50025 or Ada Fraley at 473-3331 Please bring any personalized signs for your vehicles. • Christiansburg — Christiansburg Fire Company will be holding the 31st Annual Memorial Day Parade and Services on Monday. Services will be held at Smith Cemetery at the east edge of Christiansburg following the parade. The parade will start at 11:30 a.m. Line-up will begin at Christiansburg park at 11 a.m. Speaker for this year’s services is Champaign County Common Pleas Court Judge Roger Wilson. The parade will consist of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post of Troy, local fire departments, and antique cars. Anyone willing to participate will be welcomed. Contact Jacob S. Welty, Christiansburg Fire Dept. at 469-2488 • Casstown — Line-up for the Memorial Day parade begins at the Old Firehouse on 589 at 9:45 a.m. The parade starts at 10 a.m. at the corner of State Routes 55 and 589 and ends at Casstown Cemetery with a short memorial service following. Those participating include Casstown Fire Department, Miami East High School band, Casstown Village Council; Casstown Mayor Holly Patton and neighborhood children. For more information, call Ron Hufford at 33566643

Piqua man Continued from page 1 with the Tipp City Police Department. “That’s a huge burden for anybody to take that amount of

money and act like its going to go unnoticed.” Wion could be returned to Miami County as early as today to face charges.

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Thursday, May 24, 2012


Community spotlight

Hot holiday in the forecast

Rehab Center celebrates 40 years of service

A big warm-up will move back in by week’s end. A large area of high pressure in the upper levels of the atmosphere is going to dominate our weather pattern. Temperatures by the weekend will be close to 90. There is little chance of rain through Memorial Day. High: 84 Low: 60.




LOW: 64

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REGIONAL ALMANAC Temperature High Yesterday 78 at 3:31 p.m. Low Yesterday 55 at 4:57 a.m. Normal High 73 Normal Low 54 Record High 90 in 1939 Record Low 34 in 1963

Precipitation 24 hours ending at 5 p.m.0.00 Month to date 1.75 Normal month to date 3.45 Year to date 12.58 Normal year to date 15.93 Snowfall yesterday 0.00


The Rehabilitation Center/Nicholas School is celebrating 40 years of service to the Piqua community. As a tribute for this service, the city presented a proclamation to the center/school. Present at the presentation were Nicholas School students, Rehab Center & school staff and board members. Mayor Lucy Fess read and presented the proclamation. Pictured above are Holly Felver, Nicholas principal, Mayor Fess, Carla Bertke, center executive director, and Ruth Hahn, center co-founder and Tim Hahn.

A new season begins at Johnston Farm PIQUA — Thursday, May 31 marks the start of the public season for the Johnston Farm & Indian Agency. Visitors will once again be able to take a step back in time and immerse themselves in the many stories presented at one of the most visited historic sites in Ohio as the stories of Native Americans, the American and Ohio frontier, and Ohio’s canal era are all presented by costumed staff and volunteers. Programs and activities will abound with a visit to the home of John Johnston and his family. The Johnston Farm & Indian Agency is the perfect location for a family or group outing this summer. During the month of June, visitors will be able to

take a walk through 100 years of childhood as a collection of dolls and toys illustrating how the concept of childhood changed from the 19th to the 20th centuries will be displayed. Early 19th century dolls were dressed as adult women as an example of what a young child should become. As time moved forward, the dolls began to represent real children, complete with their flaws and charms. Items from local collectors will be featured and include china, wax, paper mache, bisque, wood, composition, and felt. Doll makers Kestner, Simon Halbig, Heubach, Lenci, Schoenhut, and Kathy Kruse will be featured. The first weekend event

INFORMATION Regional Group Publisher - Frank Beeson Executive Editor - Susan Hartley Advertising Manager - Leiann Stewart ■ History Established in 1883, the Piqua Daily Call is published daily except Tuesdays and Sundays and Dec. 25 at 310 Spring St., Piqua, Ohio 45356. ■ Mailing Address: Piqua Daily Call, P.O. Box 921, Piqua, OH 45356. Postmaster should send changes to the Piqua Daily Call, 310 Spring St., Piqua, OH 45356. Second class postage on the Piqua Daily Call (USPS 433-960) is paid at Piqua, Ohio. E-mail address: ■ Subscription Rates: EZ Pay $10 per month; $11.25 for 1 month; $33.75 for 3 months; $65.50 for 6 months; $123.50 per year. Newsstand rate: 75 cents per copy. Mail subscriptions: in Miami County, $12.40 per month, unless deliverable by motor route; outside of Miami County, $153.50 annually.

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of the season promises to be one that will be filled with a variety of activities that are sure to be of interest to those looking for an enjoyable and relaxing summer outing. From 12-5 p.m. Saturday, June 9 and Sunday, June 10, the farm will host Family Days and Music at the Johnston Farm. John Johnston’s family home will come alive with craft demonstrations, games, and activities the children would have enjoyed in days past on both Saturday and Sunday. The Mountain Dulcimer Society of Dayton will present traditional music and other related activities throughout the day on Saturday. They will be conducting demonstrations, workshops, plus performing at various locations around the site. This is a great opportunity to enjoy the music of our ancestors. Allow enough time to visit the Johnston home to

learn how the family lived, take in the Historic Indian and Canal Museum to gain insight to the lives of the first people who called Ohio home, and conclude your day with a relaxing ride on the General Harrison of Piqua and relive the time when mules pulled boats at four miles per hour. Summer hours for the Johnston Farm & Indian Agency are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday and Friday and from 12-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Admission is $8/adults, $4/children 6-12, and free to Johnston Farm Friends Council and Ohio Historical Society members. AAA and Senior discounts are also honored. The Ohio Historical Society is a nonprofit organization that serves as the state’s partner in preserving and interpreting Ohio’s history, natural history and archaeology. For more information, visit

Zumba punch card sale PIQUA — On Tuesday, May 29, and Thursday, May 31, interested women 15 years old and up will be able to get a $10 discount on a YWCA Zumba punch card. A 10-class punch card will be on sale for $40 along

Piqua City Schools briefs PIQUA — The following for the 2012-2013 school events are taking place at year: It is required by the state of Ohio, Ohio Revised Piqua City Schools: Code (ORC) 3313.67 and that your • Graduation for the Class 3313.671, of 2012 will take place at 8 son/daughter receive a p.m. Friday, June 1, at booster immunization (Tdap) Alexander Stadium. Con- before starting 7th grade. gratulations to the Piqua Parents of 6th grade stuHigh School Class of 2012 dents are required to have Valedictorians Samuel Roth their children vaccinated and Kaele Snapp and Salu- with the Tdap booster before tatorians Jacob Nill and starting in the 7th grade at the junior high.Please schedFrank Patrizio. • Piqua Board of Educa- ule an appointment with tion, treasurer and superin- your family doctor, the tendent are currently in the Miami County Health Deprocess of reviewing the dis- partment or the Piqua trict strategic plan.This plan Health Department Immuprovides an overview of goals nization Clinic, to have your for vital components of our child vaccinated before the district including: Academic start of the 2012-2013 school Performance, School Facili- year.You will need to bring a ties, High Quality Staff, copy of your child’s shot School/Community Rela- record to the clinics. If your tions, and Finance. The child has already received strategic plan is used across this vaccine, send documenthe district to provide vision tation to the school nurse. • Registration for the for meeting student needs and running a financially ef- 2012-2013 school year is now ficient district. Input on the in progress. Forms are availonline at strategic plan is welcomed by able district stakeholders and can Contact the be given by contacting Piqua Board of Education Office at Board of Education members 773-4321, extension 0501 if (Mimi Crawford, Andy Hite, you have any questions reBob Luby, Frank Patrizio, garding this process. • The last day of school for Lori Webster) or treasurer Jeff Price or superintendent students for the 2011-2012 school year is Wednesday, Rick Hanes. • A reminder to parents of May 30. There will be a twoincoming 7th grade students hour early dismissal.

with a YWCA membership ($30 plus applicable taxes) from 8:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. on the designated days. The punch card is good for three months from the date of purchase. Zumba classes, led by Andrea Hoover, meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:45-6:45 p.m.

Classes are $8 per class for members and non-members or punch cards can be purchased for 10 classes for $50 throughout the year. For more information call the YWCA Piqua at 773-6626, stop in at 418 N. Wayne St., Piqua, or e-mail at

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More is not better when Commentary it comes to From the inside out government B

ll of us probably learned at a very young age about the importance of sharing. Little did we know at the time that the lesson could also be relevant to government when it comes to reducing costs. The idea of sharing, or consolidating, government services has received increased attention of late, and not only in Ohio. As government looks for ways to balance budgets and manage expenditures, officials have begun reevaluating what each department and agency does and finding other options. State government has been involved in consolidation and cost reRICHARD ADAMS duction. The greater the number State Representative of departments working independently of one another, the more possibility there is for redundancy and overlap, which increases costs without necessarily improving services. All levels of government should be committed to the best services available at the lowest possible price because, after all, it is the taxpayers who are paying the bills. A study published by the Buckeye Institute in February pointed out that Ohio has 46 percent more local government bodies per county than the national average. That is 46 percent more government that requires taxpayer funding, and therefore everyone has an interest in keeping costs low. In Miami and Darke counties, officials are cooperating in many ways to provide quality services and to reduce costs. Legislation recently passed the Ohio House that addresses this concern and encourages local governments throughout the state to look at consolidating public services where it is feasible. House Bill 509 provides local governments with additional flexibility for managing costs, such as allowing local departments to consolidate, allowing health departments to go outside their traditional borders and to share or contract staff. Similarly, the bill also allows county auditors to provide services in other fiscal offices throughout the county. HB 509 does not mandate that counties make such changes, but rather gives them the opportunity to do so if it is deemed a viable option. Previously, there were unnecessary roadblocks in place that made it difficult for government departments to work closely together. Last year’s biennial budget established the beginning of cooperation through the Local Government Innovation Fund, and House Bill 509 provides some additional steps needed to make even more progress in providing services and saving taxpayer money.


Rep. Richard Adams may be reached by calling (614) 466-8114, e-mailing, or writing to State Representative Richard Adams, 77 S. High St., Columbus, OH 43215.

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One modern president, OSTON — Barack Ronald Reagan, managed to Obama’s opponent remain an outsider even four years ago was a when he was inside the Republican who repressed White House. All the rest, his moderate and liberal inincluding Jimmy Carter stincts, who insisted he was and George W. Bush, both of a conservative, who seemed whose personal impulses to be suffering from a politiveered against insider cal identity crisis, who had a sterling resume but a halt- DAVID SHRIBMAN Washington, found themselves running for president ing campaign style. Columnist as insiders. In Carter’s case, His opponent this time it didn’t work. In Bush’s, it can be described … exactly did. the same way. For Obama, the situation is more comSo we’re familiar with what the Republicans will be peddling this time, plex. As a black president, he is by defithough the name at the top of the GOP nition an outsider. In his memoir, he ticket won’t be John McCain but Mitt spoke eloquently of knowing “how to live Romney. The Democrats, of course, will as an outsider.” But this year, Obama has relentlessly be trying to sell Barack Obama again. The story of the 2012 campaign may portrayed himself as a presidential innot be that the characteristics of the Re- sider, with insider knowledge and insider publican candidate have changed. The perspective if not with an insider perstory may be that the same Democratic sonality. David Maraniss, in his forthcoming biography of the president, candidate is entirely different. Last time Barack Obama was an in- speaks of the contrast between the young surgent. This time he is an incumbent. Barack Obama and an early girlfriend, a Last time he was an outsider with hardly child of wealth whose family owned a any experience. This time he is an insider country estate in Connecticut. “The with a record to defend. Last time he ran ironic thing,” the woman said, “is he as a critic of administration economic moved through the corridors of power in policy. This time he is running as the a far more comfortable way than I ever spokesman of administration economic would have.” Romney, the son of a governor, corpopolicy. Last time he pushed to suggest he was like Abraham Lincoln. This time he rate executive and Cabinet member, is a is working against the notion he is natural insider, even a born insider — but in this election he will be the outJimmy Carter. While Republicans, especially conser- sider. That’s not the only unusual thing vatives, bemoan the fact that they will be running a nominee much like the last about his profile as he looks toward Noone, Democrats, especially liberals, be- vember. Romney is a nominee all but certain to moan the fact that they don’t have the shiny, inspiring new political figure of lose his own state, a feat accomplished only twice by candidates who eventually 2008 to offer. Presidents running for re-election in won the election (Woodrow Wilson in times of crisis — Woodrow Wilson in 1916, James Polk in 1844). So popular is 1916, Franklin Roosevelt in 1936, Obama here in Massachusetts that DemRichard Nixon in 1972, Ronald Reagan ocratic Senate candidate Elizabeth Warin 1984 and George W. Bush in 2004 ren’s television commercials prominently come to mind — often pave the way to a feature the president, something you will second term by appealing to public re- not see everywhere, or maybe even anyluctance to make a change in a period of where else. There are scores of scenarios for the peril. As Obama’s Illinois predecessor said at the Republican convention in fall election, but one that seems stub1864, in the middle of the Civil War: It’s bornly persistent focuses on a state that best not to “swap horses while crossing Franklin Roosevelt won by a stunning three-to-one margin in 1932 and that the river.” But you won’t hear warnings about held the balance of power in the conchanging horses from the Democrats this tentious election of 2000: Florida. Past performance, as Wall Street finyear. Obama was the kind of candidate who inspired voter loyalty, but he is not anciers often say, is no indicator of future returns, but if the Democrats carry the the kind of president who does. Which is why professionals on both states that have become reliably Demosides of the 2012 election are so uneasy. cratic in recent elections, they would The Republicans aren’t comfortable with need only Florida to win the 270 electoral their nominee and the Democrats worry votes required to keep the White House. Now, consider three very important inthat the voters aren’t comfortable with dicators: Florida’s job growth in the past theirs. There hasn’t been a re-election battle year, at 1.24 percent, is precisely at the like this since 1932, when — and this is national average. Florida’s unemploylargely forgotten now — the Republicans ment rate, at 9 percent, is higher than knew Herbert Hoover was vulnerable the national average of 8.1 percent. And and the Democrats worried that FDR the latest Quinnipiac University poll was neither ready for, nor up to, the job. shows the two presidential contenders at In fact, Hoover warned voters that a virtual dead heat in the state, with Roosevelt, having only four years as gov- Romney holding a statistically insignifiernor of a northeastern state under his cant lead of 44 percent to 43 percent over belt (like Romney), was unreliable and Obama. That reinforces the notion that this unsound. Even though Roosevelt had been the Democratic nominee for vice will be a terrifically tight election, the president in 1920, Romney is less vul- sort that could hinge on a gaffe or an unnerable on that count than Roosevelt predictable remark. Political professionals, who by nature like to control events was. Incumbents like Hoover often portray rather than be vulnerable to them, hate their challengers as being too inexperi- this sort of situation. It renders doctrines enced for the White House, but that is an dormant, and it turns politics inside out. argument peculiarly unsuited this year David M. Shribman is executive editor to the Democrats, whose candidate ascended to the White House after only of the (Pittsburgh) Post-Gazette and a veteran political columnist. four years in the Senate.

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To the Editor: I have a concern about an incident that occurred early last week with my nephew. He was riding his bike in the neighborhood where he lives and three teenagers decided to assault him. This included ill-mannered language and burning him with a cigarette, which left a noticeable blistered burn on his wrist. The cops are currently involved with this situation; no one has come forward and turned themselves into police department. My biggest fear about this situation is that my nephew is only 10 years old and he had no form of protection from these bullies. When I was 10, I could play outside safely without the panic of someone hurting my friends or me. I believe it is still illegal for teenagers to buy or smoke cigarettes in this state. If anyone has any information or tips about this incident, please contact the police. I do not want to see this happen to another child this summer; people need to remember to keep their hands to themselves. —Sara Gamble Piqua

Inside politics

Ohio Supreme Court justice plans to retire COLUMBUS (AP) — Ohio Supreme Court Justice Evelyn Lundberg Stratton plans to retire at year’s end, with two years left on her term. Stratton said in a resignation letter released Tuesday that she has decided to “pursue a different course” helping mentally and physically disabled veterans caught up in the criminal justice system. She is one of six Republicans on the 7-member court. Her seat would be filled by Republican Gov. John Kasich. Stratton went law school at Ohio State University. She started her legal career as a trial lawyer in the courtrooms of central Ohio. She was the first woman elected judge of the Franklin County Common Pleas Court in 1989. She was appointed to the state’s high court in 1996, and was elected to a third term in 2008.









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Brukner Events

TROY — The following pro- OhioWildlife Legacy Stamp.Beside us for fun-filled half days (9 a.m. to grams are planned at Brukner Na- Little Pond by Nina Harfmann is a 12 p.m.) for the low fee of $75 for ture Center: presentation of images strung to- BNC Members and $100 for non• Creature Feature at Brukner gether like beads on a cord with a members. Prices are on a per week DEAR ABBY: My sister Nature Center, 2-3 p.m. Sunday, line of simple, original text. Taken basis. “Ruth” and I spent most holidays June 3. The big brown bat has a over a three-year period as she re• Discover Ohio’s Magnificent dining out together after our fammega name but truly is a micro-bat. peatedly made visits to a small area Moths at Brukner Nature Center’s ilies grew up and left home. Ruth Ohio is home to 13 species of bats, on the bank of a vernal pool in her Monthly Night Hike, 9 p.m. Saturdied last year and her daughter including big brown bats,which are own backyard,the sequence of pho- day, June 16. Have you ever seen a “Lara” began inviting me for holiall categorized as micro-bats.Micro- tographs captures the change of luna moth lazily floating in the days “so I wouldn’t be alone.” I chiroptera, or micro-bats, generally season and the quiet beauty of the evening air? Did you know that have tried to decline, but she perare insectivores that tend to be pool’s changing life. Those who adult luna moths have no mouthsists. She insists that I should be small and use echolocation to locate know a vernal pool,know well of its parts? Their sole purpose is to find with her instead of with friends, prey. Though seemingly insignifi- transformative power. For those a mate and create the next generaalthough her plans are always cant in size, big brown bats are in- who yet may not know one, the im- tion. And they find each other by ABIGAIL VAN BUREN tentative and often change at the credibly important and fierce ages held within this exhibit will scent. How amazing is that? Come Advice last minute. predators, capable of consuming engage and inspire further explo- join us as we search for caterpillars Last Christmas she invited me fended, I overlooked their rude- half their body weight in insects ration. and moths on a warm summer to a community holiday dinner at ness. each night. If you’re starving for • Brukner Nature Center’s Pre- night’s adventure. 2 p.m. with her friends.At the last • Come Learn Birds at View Six weeks later, my cousin’s more juicy tid-bits about these vo- school Summer Sessions Registraminute she called to say we’d be new bride called my place of em- racious eaters, join us as we get tion Open. Explore the amazing from the Vista, 2-4 p.m. Sunday, dining at her house in the evening ployment and left an “emergency” batty and discover more delicious world of mud or discover the many June 17. Come discover Brukner instead, which meant I spent the message to phone her. (She left a facts about the big brown bat. This creatures that live in the creek as Nature Center’s vista birdlife,enjoy entire day alone doing nothing. second one with a neighbor of event is free and open to the public. we follow the flow of the water and a homemade cookie and a hot cup The dinner was grim because they mine.) Very worried and not • Summer Discovery Days at find where it takes us. Register of bird-friendly coffee and join were arguing. knowing what to expect, I called Brukner Nature Center, 2-4 p.m. your little naturalist for the sum- members of the BNC Bird Club as At Easter, Lara called saying her immediately. Saturday, June 9. Outdoor fun for mer sessions of PEEP (Preschool you learn to identify our feathered plans were “up in the air.” At noon The “emergency” turned out to the whole family.We’ll be exploring Environmental Education Pro- friends. Although the scarlet tanon Easter day, she called to say be a request for a loan of $500. I the woods,stomping in the streams, gram). These four week sessions ager feeds mainly on insects,we can her husband’s sister was visiting was angry but tried not to show it. and meeting some of our Wildlife are being offered on Tuesday, often hear his distinctive “chickand they planned to hike in the After thinking about it, I agreed to Ambassadors up close and per- Wednesday, Thursday or Friday burrr” call as he searches the state park and have a picnic — the loan, although my cousin’s sonal. Bring your curiosity as we es- mornings from 9:30-11:30 a.m.dur- nearby trees.His drab mate is probsomething that I physically can- wife had hinted that I should give cape the heat and enter the cool, ing June and July and on Tuesday, ably tending to a nest full of young not do. She said they planned to them a larger amount. We agreed dark forest on a treasure hunt for Wednesday or Thursday during nearby. have dinner for me “sometime on a repayment plan. “Life under that Log.”Did you know August. The fee for this hands-on • Discover the Natural History soon.” So, once again, I spent the I had misgivings about helping that a whole uncovered ecosystem nature-based program is just $35 of South Africa, 7 p.m. Monday, holiday alone. them, but somehow my aunt — lives under each fallen log? Each for BNC members and $45 for non- June 11. South Africa is one of the Should I call Lara and tell her my cousin’s mother — became in- amazing creature is different and members. Class size is limited to most exotic and captivating places exactly how I feel, or just write a volved. She kept insisting I lend has a unique role to play. Did you only 12 children so be sure to sign in the world. Its stunning combinascript for the next time she calls? them the money. (They were living know that you can tell the differ- up early. tions of culture, history, people and — HAD IT IN THE with her at the time.) ence between a millipede and a cen• Summer Fun at Brukner Na- landscapes have made it a dream SOUTHWEST It has been more than eight tipede by counting the number of ture Center. Sign up your “wild place to visit for large numbers of months and they have made no ef- legs sprouting from each body seg- creature” today for our “Wild Like tourists.For birders and wildlife enDEAR HAD IT: If you’d prefer fort to pay me back. To make mat- ment? Millipedes have two pair and Me” summer camp for kids. The thusiasts, this unquestionably gorto spend the holidays with friends ters worse, they avoid me. My are decomposers, while centipedes camp is available to kids ages 6-9, geous country at the most southern instead of being reminded of sad aunt acts as though it’s all right only have one and are voracious June 18-22. For kids 10-13 years point of the dark and mysterious memories and feeling obligated, for them to treat me this way. I am predators! Come join us as we dis- old, our camp will run from June African continent offers a once-in-ayou should decline Lara’s future angry, hurt and feel my trust has cover these amazing creatures and 25-29. Each day will be filled with lifetime experience. Jim Beckman invitations. If your niece pressures been betrayed. What do you think more.This is a great opportunity for adventures both in the field and will share his experiences on the families to enjoy a BNC Naturalist with our wildlife ambassadors as first Cheepers.Birding on a Budget you, explain that you have already I should do now? made plans with friends. — USED IN MISSOURI led program and explore all that they take part in wildlife game,role South African tour taken in OctoBNC has to offer.Pre-registration is playing and guided discovery. Reg- ber 2011. Take a tour of this amazAlthough her heart may be in DEAR USED: I think you requested, but not required. Free istration is open. Explore all day (9 ing country with Jim, exploring its the right place, from your description of your niece’s social skills, should write off the loan and for BNC Members, BNC entrance 3 p.m.).each day of the week truly breathtaking scenery, amazfor only $125 for BNC Members ing wildlife, and abundant birdlife they leave much to be desired. Do thank your lucky stars that you admission for non-members. • Brukner Nature Center Art and $150 for non-members, or join through photographs and stories. not allow her to make you feel weren’t conned into giving this guilty and change your mind.Your deadbeat couple more money. If Gallery featuring you are asked for more — which photographer, feelings are valid. isn’t out of the realm of possibility Nina Harfmann, through DEAR ABBY: I am a 45-year- — you can now say, “No, because open old single male with a job I enjoy. you didn’t repay the first loan I June 17. Nina PIQUA — The YWCA Piqua and Miami County Recovery Council are co-sponsoring Last June, a cousin who is close to gave you.”Think about it.You may Harfmann is a photographer, Zumba TEAM for a three-week session from 6:30-8 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, June my age married for the second have gotten off cheap. writer and natu- 12 through June 28 at the YWCA Piqua. The program is geared for students in grades time. He married a girl 20 years Dear Abby is written by Abigail ralist from south- 4-12 along with an adult mentor. younger whom he had known less The six-session program includes information on healthy lifestyle choices, Zumba fitVan Buren, also known as Jeanne west Ohio. You than six months. ness workouts and healthy snacks. can find her work Phillips, and was founded by her Although I was unable to at“The title, TEAM, stands for Teaching, Encouraging And Mentoring a student in your tend the wedding, I sent them a mother, Pauline Phillips. Write in our own newly nice card with a generous cash Dear Abby at renovated ex- life or one who would appreciate being part of yours,” said Kim Small, YWCA Program gift. I never received a thank-you or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA hibit space, as Director. “Teams will support each other through this fitness journey,” she added. “It is a well as the 2012 great opportunity for a student and adult to enjoy a fun day together and learn how to note for it and although I was of- 90069. incorporate healthy lifestyle choices and exercise into your routine.” Fee for the program is $15 and it is open to the public. YWCA membership is not required. Deadline for registration is Friday, June 1. Class size is limited and is based on first come, first served. For registration or more information, stop at the YWCA Piqua at 418 N. Wayne St., call on the normal comple- club trick, but that was 773-6626 or e-mail ment of at least 17 high- all. card points usually East was in the unforneeded for a jump-shift tunate position where, if response, but his bid was he passed six spades, quite reasonable, consid- West would probably lead ering the enormous trick- a diamond, while if he taking power of his doubled, he risked chasspades. South knew he ing the opponents into six was on the verge of a slam notrump. On the whole, the moment his partner East was right to double, opened the bidding, and since there was no assurhe wanted the two of ance that either North or them to be on the same South would budge after page. the double. In the actual East's subsequent dou- case, East was a goner eible of six spades was con- ther way. ventional. 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Unconditional acceptance t has been said that the No. 1 complaint women have about men is that men do not listen. Instead of listening and validating feelings, men tend to offer quick fix solutions. Men need to learn that women need acceptance and assurance. When a husband ignores his wife’s words, she hears him say, “I don’t really care how you feel. You’re really not very important to me.” Men who do not take time to listen to their wives and daughters are showing a sign of selfishness. The number one desire of women is to be cherished. When a man buries himself in the


newspaper or behind the TV, the lady of his life gets the message that the TV or the newspaper is more cherished than she is. The number one complaint men have about women is that women are always trying to change them. In others words, women sometimes nag. When a wife constantly tries to change a man, he feels inadequate and out of control. He feels unacceptable for what he is and may get the message that his wife really wishes she had married a different type of a man. Both husbands and wives have a tremendous need to feel uncondition-

ally acceptance by their mates. Instead of being given solutions to their problems, most spouses want to hear something like this: “You’ve worked hard.” “It must be difficult to have a day like this.” “You’re a wonderful person.” “Come here and let me hold you.” The Bible says, “Do to others what you would have them do to you.” (Matthew 7:12) Many conflicts could be avoided if husbands and wives simply treated their spouse like they expect to be treated. When we speak, we want to be heard. When we fail, we want to be cherished. When we

serve, we want to be thanked. If a husband comes home from work, goes straight to the pile of mail and reads the bills before greeting his wife, he is saying that they are more important than she is. If a wife is constantly late and makes her husband wait, she is saying her time is more important than his is. When spouses fill up their schedules without giving special time to their mates, they are saying that the one they married has a low priority in their life. A little girl and a grandmother stood before the

Like children, adults need someone who will pily took Pastor home the doll that listens. listen Like children, adults PAUL JETTER

dolls in a large store. The little girl begged for an expensive doll that talked, walked, nodded its head, and mimicked many other life-like features. The grandmother suggested a less expensive doll. “What does that doll do?” the little girl asked. “This doll listens,” the grandmother wisely replied. The little girl hap-

need someone who will listen. Love means fulfilling the needs of the other person. Selfish people talk and talk without paying any attention to what the other person is saying. Spouses who cherish each other try to fulfill each other’s needs. Paul Jetter is pastor of the Upper Valley Community Church.

Toledo Catholics march in support of nuns TOLEDO — Holding handmade signs and praying quietly as they walked in front of Rosary Cathedral, nearly two dozen Toledo Catholics took part in a vigil in support of American nuns facing Vatican-ordered reforms. “Stop Investigating Our Sisters,” read a handmade sign carried by Denis Eble of Toledo. “I’m here for my sister, Sister Miriam Eble, who died five years ago. She was a Notre Dame sister. I don’t think she would have liked the bishop’s investi-

gation,” he said. The vigil, which was not affiliated with any group, lasted about 30 minutes and ended with a group prayer on the steps of the cathedral that towers over Toledo’s Old West End neighborhood. The 23 participants — including one nun, who did not want to be identified — read petitions to female Catholic saints, including Joan of Arc, Mary Magdalene, and Clare of Assisi, responding in unison, “Pray for us.” Participants said the vigil’s purpose was to pray

for and support sisters who belong to the Leadership Conference of Women Religious, which a Vatican assessment — led by Toledo Bishop Leonard Blair — faulted for failing to clearly follow and teach church doctrine. The leaders of the nuns’ organization, which represents 80 percent of America’s 57,000 Catholic sisters, plan to meet next week to decide their response to Rome’s findings. “This is sad,” Sheila Otto said of the Vatican review. “It’s a last-ditch effort to control.”

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COVINGTON — Beginning this Sunday through Labor Day weekend, Sept. 12, St. John’s Lutheran Church will follow this summer schedule: The worship service will begin at 9 a.m. There will be no Sunday School and no choir practice. The church will continue to offer Holy Communion on the first Sunday of each month. “Food Pantry” collection is on the last Sunday of each month. The office is open MondayThursday morning or you may leave a message for Pastor Nierman at 4732170. The church is located on Wall and Bridge Streets in Covington and is handicapped accessible from the ally.

Methodist Church will host its 53rd Annual Memorial Day lunch from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday. A variety of sandwiches, including barbecue beef, shredded chicken, ham and hot dogs, as well as assorted salads and desserts, ice cream and beverages will be sold. All items will be sold as a la carte. The church is located at 102 Center St., Casstown, and is handicapped accessible. Carryout will be available.

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COVINGTON — The Covington area churches will be having Vacation Bible School on June 1822 at The Covington Church of the Brethren. The theme will be “Sky Everything is Possible Memorial Day With God.” The Vacational lunch planned Bible School will be from 9 CASSTOWN — a.m. 12 noon, More inforCasstown United mation will follow at a

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Pat Hanusz, of Corpus Christi University Church, prays in front of Rosary Cathedral on Tuesday in support of Catholic nuns. Hanusz said, “I was praying that the Holy Spirit would enlighten the hierarchy and the Vatican to recognize the gift of the sisters and that the good sisters would respond in the manor of Jesus.” of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith’s doctrinal assessment and the implementation plan put forth by that Vatican office. “The board will conduct its meeting in an atmosphere of prayer, contemplation, and dialogue and will develop a plan to involve LCWR membership in similar processes,” the statement said. “The con-

ference plans to move slowly, not rushing to judgment. We will engage in dialogue where possible and be open to the movement of the Holy Spirit. We ask your prayer for us and for the Church in this critical time.” Responding to that request, the Toledoans plan another prayer vigil at 7 p.m. May 29 at the cathedral.

Bible school PLEASANT HILL — First Brethren Church in Pleasant Hill will host A High Seas Expedition vacation Bible school 9-11:45 a.m. June 4-7 for children age 3 (potty trained) through fifth grade. Each day will be packed full of interactive stories, Scripture memory and themed snacks, along with crafts and games. Arrive at 8:45 a.m. to register your child(ren) for this free program. First Brethren Church is located at 210 North Church St., one block west of Indian’s Pizza. For more information or to pre-register, call 676-2802.


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Her husband, Ray, held a placard that read, “WWJD? He’d Support the Sisters.” A sign held by Jude Downing of Sylvania read, “Women Religious Deserve Respect, Not Inquisition.” Ms. Downing said she owes “a debt of gratitude” to the nuns who taught her during 12 years in parochial schools. Bev Bingle of Toledo, who is studying to become a Roman Catholic woman priest — joining a group that asserts its Catholicism while defying church law — said she expected about five people to take part and was “flabbergasted” by the turnout. “We all share a great respect and admiration for our sisters,” Ms. Bingle said. The Maryland-based LCWR said in a statement on its Web site that its national board will meet May 29 through June 1 “to begin its discussion of the conclusions

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Student council elections held BY ERIC CRAFT Staff Writer Piqua High School had its annual student elections this past Tuesday. There were a total of 45 people running for the 2012-2013 school year. Twenty-one students ran for office while 24 ran for a representative position. For students to run for student council they had to fill out a petition with students’ IDs and names. The students had to have their paperwork and posters in by May16 if they were running for office. The students running for office also had to have a speech written by May 16 that they read to the student body on May 21. Elections were held

May 22. After elections there will be a meeting on Friday to decide a summer meeting date to start planning homecoming. “I'm excited to see that the interest in student council has grown over the last two years,” said Deborah Allen, the student council adviser. The following is a list of students who ran for offices: president, Annie Finfrock (senior), Sara Grunkemeyer and Emily Wenrick (junior), Luke Hanes and Hannah Went (sophomores); vice president, Haley Dotson, Ashley Gerlach, Christy Graves (seniors), Courtney Bensman (junior), Clayton Brown (sopho-

more); secretary, Sierra Iddings, Brittany Miller (seniors) Caitlin Cromes and Antonio Valdez (juniors) Courtney Welch (Sophomores) treasurer, Megan Booher, Michael Compton, Brenna Heinle, Natalie Thobe (seniors) Teija Davis (juniors), Robert Miller (sophomores) The winners in the contested races were Ashley Gerlach for senior vice president, Sierra Iddings and Brittany Miller (tied) for senior secretary, Michael Compton for senior treasurer, Sarah Grunkemeyer for junior president, Caitlin Cromes for junior secretary, and Luke Hanes for sophomore president. Congrats to all the winners.

PHS says good-bye to more teachers BY SARAH MCCREA Staff Writer Along with retiring teachers, four other teachers will be leaving Piqua High School after this school year is over.These four teachers are Chesley Egelhoff, Kara Wurzelbacher, Lia Hoying, and Matt Siefker. Chesley Egelhoff, a German teacher at PHS for only one year, received an offer to teach at Northmont High School,the school in the district where she lives. She took the job because normally she drives 35 minutes to get to Piqua everyday and wanted a job closer to home.Egelhoff, who taught German 1, German 2, German 3, and introduction to world languages, and led the interact club,

hopes that while she was here she was able to boost people’s interest in the German program and that she was able to help students see in a different point of view. Kara Wurzelbacher, a new math teacher at PHS, has decided to move back to Cincinnati, where her family lives.There, she will be teaching at a private Catholic school in the area. This year,Wurzelbacher taught integrated math 1, integrated math 2, and functions and analysis. She also coached Science Olympiad at Piqua Junior High School. She hopes to have given the students in her class the sense that math is fun. Lia Hoying, another math teacher at PHS for two years, is moving to Chicago, Ill. to be with her husband


McDonald’s Student of the Week BY MEGAN JONES Staff Writer

The McDonald's Student of the Week for the week of May 21 is Robbie Spiggle. Spiggle is a senior at Piqua High School. His parents are Dave and Anita Spiggle. Gwen Stiver, a science teacher at Piqua High School, nominated Spiggle for being caring, loyal, fair, and trustworthy. Stiver stated, “Robbie always has a good attitude — even when doing recycling that is extremely smelly. He is a hard worker. He works well in lab activities and is always willing to lend a hand”. Spiggle's favorite hobby is singing and he is an active member in men’s chorus at Piqua High School. Amanda Zaenger, Makayla Banning, Sean Cal- After he graduates, he houn, Gary Curtis, Madison Evans, Nick Harsh- eventually plans to attend college, but he is undeman, John House, Sarah Landseidel, Eric Maxon, cided about his major. Kaylee O'Reilly, Brandon Pummill, Hannah Ryan, Ryan Simpson, Hannah Strevell, Robert Spiggel, and Alexis Tilton. The students led children of various grades around Stillwater, played games, like Earth Ball, and conducted various activities, like listening to the Banana Slugs.“It was a good experience, juniors should do it,” Zaenger said, and Arnold broke in with: “I'd do it again if I could.”

while he attends law school at The University of Chicago.There,she will be teaching freshman, sophomores, and seniors at a high school downtown. While here, Hoying ran study tables after school on Tuesdays and Thursdays where kids could get help with their homework. Dustin Hornbeck, who now runs study tables, will continue running them next year when Hoying is gone. Matt Siefker, a social studies teacher at PHS is leaving Piqua after this year to move to Brooklyn, N.Y. with his girlfriend.Siefker says he has visited Brooklyn at least a dozen times before and loved it, so it’s not so scary moving there. At PHS, he taughtAP world history,world studies and current events, as well as coach-

ing cross country, track, Model UN, and being involved in History Day. Next year, Chief Mark Scott will be teaching current events. Dustin Hornbeck, another social studies teacher, will still be a coach for Model UN, but is hoping to find another teacher who is willing to coach. The school is still searching for track and cross country coaches to replace Siefker. He says his favorite memory in his time here has been walking with the seniors at their graduation. Siefker says he feels honored getting to walk with the seniors because it gives him another chance to bond and connect with the kids during their last event at PHS. Good luck to everyone next year.

Students participate in Hug the Earth Day BY ROBBY BLOOM Staff Writer On Wednesday, May 16, some of the students from PHS volunteered and helped out at the annual Hug the Earth Day. The event was held at Stillwater Prairie from 8 a.m. till 2 p.m. “It was awesome,” quoted an ecstatic LauraArnold,andAmanda Zaenger chimed in, “We were with the fourth graders, and they were SO cute.” Students involved in Hug the Earth Day were Tevin Albert, Courtney Bensman, Tyler Cham-

bers, Clark Davis, Desmine Griffis, Eleni Henggeler, Abigail Hughes, Cameron Langston, Blake McGuire, Blythe Palsgrove, Justin Ramone, Tyler Sage, Ashley Smith, Ian Supinger, Asjohn Taylor, Laura Arnold, Conner Benson, Jayla Clarke, Brittany Dyas, Ashley Fry, Felicia Hennon, Bobby Jo Hunt, Kendric Link, Brittney Miller, Logan Peeples, Brooke Reineke, Elle Seiss, Ryan Smith, Khadija Wells, Derek Ball, Leah Brandenburg, Allison Cole, Crystal Elsass, Darrin Grove,Trae Honeycutt, Kaili Ingle, Christina Lloyd, Mac Mohr, Abbie Perin, Nathan Runge, Allison Seiter, Jerrod Stengel, Jasarae Smith,

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Reporters: Meghan Bennett Nick Boshonek Colleen Kinninger Adviser: Elaine Schweller-Snyder

Issue #34 - May 24, 2012

Out of Ohio BY COLLEEN KINNINGER As some students are dealing with the laziness right before summer, the senior class also has to deal with the stress of finally deciding on a college. Some were deciding whether to attend an out-of-state college or stay in-state. This first option was the choice made by six members of the senior class — Nick Boshonek, Colleen Kinninger, Solomon King-White, Katie Williams, Katie Catanzarite, and Victoria King. Boshonek has elected to attend the University of Missouri, in Columbia, Mo., majoring in industrial engineering. He chose to go out of state because “it made financial sense. I also wanted to be a Tiger!” Kinninger is attending Ball State University in Muncie, Ind., majoring in public relations. “I loved the college’s atmosphere and it has a great program for my major,” she said. King-White is attending the University of Kentucky in Lexington, Ky., majoring in pharmacy. He chose UK because, “It is one of the top pharmacy schools and it is a good distance away.” Williams is attending the University of Mississippi in Oxford, Miss., majoring in biology/pre-med. “I chose Ole Miss because I wanted to be in the South. I visited Ole Miss and really loved it. It’s an hour and 20 minutes from where I grew up so I was familiar with the area. I have family close by so that will be nice. I also really liked the atmosphere of the school,” she said. Catanzarite is attending Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, N.C., majoring in biology/pre-med. “I want to be away from home and the educational opportunities are really good,” she said. King is attending the Illinois Institute of Art – Chicago, in Chicago, Ill. She will be majoring in fashion and design. “Chicago is full of energy and has a great market in which designers can work. The city is full of inspiration, she said.” We wish these six seniors the best of luck as they venture across the country to start their college careers.

Our future leaders

The final chapter

BY MEGHAN BENNETT Our country is always looking to prepare the next generation of leaders who will some day be governing our communities. The American Legion contributes to this effort through the Buckeye Girls State and Buckeye Boys State programs. Lehman Catholic has young men and women represent our school at these events every summer. Buckeye Boys State was started in 1936 and is sponsored by the American Legion, the nation’s largest veterans’ organization. This program is sponsored locally through the Ohio American Legion. At Buckeye Boys State, 1,200 young men learn about city, county, and state government through a non-partisan objective educational approach. This program also helps to build life-long friendships. The Buckeye Girls State program was started in 1947 in Washington, D.C. by the American Legion Auxiliary. The program is a practical application of Americanism and good citizenship. The whole goal of the program is to teach young women to love and appreciate God and her country. The 1,000 delegates gain citizenship training, work together, and become informed about their duties, privileges, rights and responsibilities of American citizenship so that they may function fully within our government. Attending Boys State from Lehman will be Michael Jacob, Mitchell Bosse, Pierce Bennett, and Brad Kaeck. Attending Girls State will be Ellie Waldsmith, Kathryn Rossman, Andrea Thobe, and Hayley Baker.

BY NICK BOSHONEK Now that I am writing my last article for the Cavalier Crier, it is just starting to hit me that high school is almost over. While many seniors are happy to finally leave Lehman, I can honestly say I will miss it. Lehman was a second home to all of the seniors, whether it was for sports, musical, or any other time-consuming extra-curricular. It has benefited all seniors educationally, emotionally and spiritually. William Duritsch (Curly) said, “Lehman has taught me lessons about my faith and morals that will last me a lifetime. I will, of course, miss my friends, as well as all of the awesome teachers I had. I recommend Lehman simply for the fact that it is awesome. I will miss Lehman for its great opportunities like the four years of show choir and musical I did.” The hours of doing endless homework were definitely not fun, but we have shared great memories like Kairos, Prom, and just being around friends every day. Whether we think Lehman is like a prison or we cannot fathom leaving, we will always remember the happiest and life-changing experiences we had at this school. Kerrie Josefovsky said, “Lehman has prepared me for the real world most by challenging me mentally and spiritually. The challenges that Lehman has put in front of me will help me overcome the challenges I face in the future. Lehman educates you - mind, body, and soul.” As seniors, we start to see what direction our lives are going. We will head our different ways when college starts, but we will never lose sight of how we got to that point. We have all made mistakes during high school, but it is how we handled ourselves afterwards that really shows who we are as people. Lehman has shaped us to be who we are today. Colleen Kinninger said, “I have had some amazing teachers at Lehman that have pushed me to learn more about what they are teaching, who I am as a person, and my faith. They have definitely prepared me to take on the world. I will miss all of the friends I have made in my four years at Lehman, the faith-filled classrooms, and especially Kairos, because it changed my life in so many ways. I would definitely advise future students to take advantage of all the opportunities that Lehman offers and to get involved as much as you can. You never know what will change your life. As a member of the Cavalier Crier staff for three years, I got to see Lehman, and all it does for its students, from every angle. I have made some of my best friends while in Journalism and I got to have one of my favorite teachers, Mrs. Schweller-Snyder, every day. Some of my best memories are centered around this class and the people in it. My advice to current and future Lehman students is to not take Lehman, your friends, or teachers for granted and have a positive attitude toward what Lehman offers you in every aspect.

Lehman Catholic congratulates the Class of 2012 and wishes all students and teachers a safe and relaxing summer.



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HOROSCOPE Thursday, May 24, 2012 A number of important changes are likely to be in store for you in the year ahead. Some of them you’ll initiate yourself, but it is likely that the rest will be dictated by events. Regardless of their origin, most will be good for you. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) — Rather than be eager to display your knowledge to others, you ought to sit back and be a good listener. You know what you know — now it’s time to find out what others have to offer. CANCER (June 21-July 22) — When it comes your financial or commercial affairs, you should follow your instincts. Your intuitions could be especially keen, giving you an edge on making or saving money. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) — Endeavors you personally originate or manage have excellent chances for success. It behooves you to hold on to your authority and avoid delegation. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) — Usually you enjoy being where the action is, but at this juncture, a retreat to peaceful surroundings for whatever amount of time you need may be essential for sorting out your thoughts. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) — Don’t select your companions in a random fashion. If you have a choice, choose the type of friends who operate on your wavelength. Being with good pals makes everything right with the world. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) — Challenging developments have a tendency to bring out your hidden qualities, so don’t try to dodge adversity. You’re not apt to push yourself too hard unless you’re confronted with difficulty. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) — It isn’t likely that you will be impelled to dictate to others what they should do and how they do it, but if anyone asks for advice, what you offer will be sage and constructive. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) — Use your aptitude for finding and bringing out the hidden value in things, and you’ll come out ahead in all your endeavors. You may have to look harder than usual to find the quality, but it’ll be there. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) — Don’t take it as a personal affront if your partner in a joint endeavor is a bit sharper than you. Use his or her efficacy to feather your nest just as your opposite number is doing. PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) — You shouldn’t have to be told to use your common sense when it comes to matters that relate to your health. Avoid overindulging in life’s tastier tidbits. ARIES (March 21-April 19) — Take a little time to arrange a get-together with some friends, even if it’s just for coffee. It’ll do you a lot of good to relax with people who like you as much as you like them. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) — Make an effort to spend some time with people over whom you have an influence, especially if you have something important to impress on them. Don’t be fooled by age or position; these people will be of enormous help to you. COPYRIGHT 2012 United Feature Syndicate, Inc.












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Miami East parents lodge complaints about bullying Concerns raised during BOE meeting LUKE GRONNEBERG/OHIO COMMUNITY MEDIA PHOTO

A train sits under Spruce Avenue in Sidney Tuesday night following a accident in which a young Sidney woman was killed.

Investigation continues into fatal train accident STAFF REPORT SIDNEY — A fatal accident in Sidney involving a train remains under investigation. At 9:31 p.m. Tuesday, Sidney police officers were dispatched to the area of Lincoln Street and Spruce

Avenue on a report of a pedestrian struck by a CSX freight train on the north-south tracks. Brittney C. Kittle, 20, of Sidney, was pronounced dead at the scene. Personnel from the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office, Shelby County

Coroner’s Office and Sidney Fire and Emergency Services responded to the scene. CSX also had personnel on the scene and were aiding investigators. The incident remains under investigation. Ms. Kittle’s obituary appears on Page 2.

Kasich to sign budget COLUMBUS (AP) — Startup costs related to Ohio’s upcoming regulations for exotic animals are among new spending items in a wide-ranging midterm budget bill headed Wednesday to Gov. John Kasich for his expected signature. The bill was a rare reopening of Ohio’s multi-billion dollar budget in during normal two-year the budget cycle, an initiative pushed by Kasich in his second year as governor. The House and Senate approved final versions of the bill that was slowed in

its final days by attempts to insert contentious language requiring welfare recipients to undergo drug testing. Republicans removed that mandate and said it would be pursued in separate legislation. The bill, which trims overall state spending by $13.5 million, changes state law to allow local governments to share certain services and includes altered or eliminated roles for various government boards and commissions. Kasich said in a statement he’s reviewing the

bill but in general was pleased with the result. He could use the governor’s line-item veto because the bill spends state funds. “It’s been hard work and addressed a wide array of detailed and complex issues, but the end result is increased efficiency and increased common sense,” Kasich said. The bill includes $42 million for the Clean Ohio fund that preserves farmland and green spaces and another $3 million for a Lake Erie protection program.

BY MELANIE YINGST Ohio Community Media CASSTOWN — The Miami East Local Schools Board of Education heard Tuesday from several concerned parents about multiple bullying incidents that they believed have occurred within the district. District parent Anita Csikos addressed the board about her concerns, stating that her immediate family has dealt with bullying issues since 2008. “I’m bringing this to the forefront,” Csikos said. “I’m not the only parent that prays every night that their teen makes it through the day.” Csikos suggested the administration increase supervision in the hallways, playground and within the gymnasium to decrease incidents during school hours. “It’s time to do something,” she said to the board. she said students are “afraid to talk to adults” and “fear retaliation.” “We must get a handle on this,” she said. Csikos said her own child has come home from school and begged not to go back to school due to bullying issues. Mary Ann Bick said she attended the board meeting to support Csikos. “We do need a presence known,” said Bick agreeing with Csikos to more adult

supervision in the gym, locker rooms, “especially with girls in junior high.” Parent Doug Csikos listed several incidents such as students being bullied at school bus stops, junior high students having their lunch taken away and other concerns. Superintendent Dr. Todd Rappold said he appreciated all the parents comments and thanks them for bringing their concerns to the board meeting. “It is the number one issue that faces public schools across the state,” Rappold said. “Every effort can be made, but there is no 100 percent end because of kids, but we can do what we can.” Rappold suggested that a parent advisory committee be formed for those interested to help administration curb the bullying problem. Rappold also said new legislation will be in effect next school year to hold students accountable for their actions online social network sites such as Facebook. Board president Kevin Accurso said all parents concerns would be taken seriously to ensure the school would be a safe place for all students. Accurso also said when a parent advisory board was formed, he’d like to be included in its meetings. Rappold said despite numerous assemblies and programs such as last year’s “Rachel’s Challenge,” the issue of bullying is a topic of concern for all schools. Csikos said the district

needs to implement more harsh punishment for bullying incidents. “It’s not enough to walk to the principal’s office,” she said. In other news: Miami East Local Schools’ treasurer Lisa Fahncke reported positive news for the district’s finances with its first earned income collection netting more $90,000 more than projected. “April was a very good month. Our first income tax receipt from the income tax passed in November 2011 came in more than projected,” Fahncke said. The district estimated $502,822 yet received $598,383 in its first collection, thus receiving $95,000 more than projected for its general fund. For new earned income tax collections, such as the 1.75 percent earned income tax the district’s community approved last November, it takes approximately 18 months to realize actual numbers due to delinquencies, failure to report and filing errors. Fahncke reported the district does not yet know if it will end up with a cash balance in the positive until special education encumbrances, or bills, are available in June from both Miami and Montgomery and their respective educational service centers.

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Piqua High School Class of 2012 • Kaele Snapp is a 2012 Piqua High School co-valedictorian with a 4.9 GPA. She is the daughter of Tom and Elly Snapp. Kaele served as senior class president, was a member of the National Honor Society, Student Council and was a member of Buckeye Girls State. She was selected as 1st alternate for United States Senate Youth Program. Kaele is a member of the varsity track and cross country teams. She is a Link Crew Leader, a member Interact, Math V, and a student tutor. Kaele has hundreds of hours of volunteering. She cares about her community and strives to make a difference in the lives of many. Kaele will attend the California Polytechnic State University to study Architectural Engineering. • Samuel Roth is a 2012 Piqua High School co-valedictorian with a 4.9 GPA. He is the son of Linda Roth. Sam is an outstanding member of Piqua’s music program. He has appeared in several musicals — in lead roles. He is a member of the school’s award winning show choir, men’s chorus and marching band. Roth served as the section leader both in choir and in band. In addition to his musical skills, Sam was an active member of many academic clubs. He is a member of the National Honor Society, Math V, Academic Challenge, and Spanish Club. Sam is a Piqua Teen Leader, a member of Buckeye Boys State, and a member of Piqua’s Varsity Swim Team. Sam has spent numerous volunteer hours as a student tutor, at school functions and at his church. Sam will attend Ohio Northern University in a duel major of computer engineering and music. • Jacob Nill is a 2012 Piqua High School co-salutatorian with a 4.7 GPA. He is the son of Terry and Angie Nill. Jacob is a member of the Piqua High School Varsity Baseball team. He is a member of the Academic Challenge Team, The Science Olympiad Team, National Honor Society, and Math V.



Jacob will attend The Ohio State University to study engineering. Jacob spends any free time between baseball, practice and studying. • Frank Patrizio is a co-salutatorian for the Piqua High School Class of 2012, with a 4.7 GPA. He is the son of Frank and Sarah Patrizio. Frank is a member of the Principal’s Advisory Committee, Science Olympiad, Student Leadership, and National Honor Society. He is a member of the Varsity Tennis Team, Interact club, and is a D.A.R.E. Role Model. Outside of school, Frank volunteers with Habitat for Humanity, Adopt a Highway and the Piqua Heritage Festival. He is currently learning to play guitar. Frank has been accepted at The Ohio State University, where he will study engineering. Piqua High School will conduct graduation exercises at 8 p.m. Friday, June 1, at Alexander Stadium. Members of the Class of 2012 include: Kyle D. Adkins, Travis Robert Adkins, Amanda Nicole Arling, Kendra Marie Arnett, Laura L. E. Arnold, Kyler Daniel Ashton, Charles Robert Auxier, Edward Ryan Baker, Michaelia Nicole Baker, Christina Balderrama, Derek Alexander Ball, Makayla Lynn Banning, Jah Dominique Batdorf, Michael Arthur Beam, Brandon Scott Belcher, Cheryl Elizabeth Bell, Aaron D. Belt, Conner L. Benson, Brandon H. Bercot, Victoria Rebecca Bianchi, Holly A. Black, Jacob Allen Boyd,



Lauren Rachelle Bradley, Leah Marie Brandenburg. Madison Caroline Brinkman, Tyler Ray Broaddrick, Chellseay Nicole Brown, Clinton Reginald Brown, Harmony Kathleen Brown, Nicklaus Lewis Brown, Madison Leigh Brumbaugh, Lauren Faith Burger, Jacob N. Butler, Austin Michael Butt, Sean Michael Calhoun, Cody A. Campbell, Zachary Dale Carlock, William A. Cassel, Jayla Raielle Clarke, Jacob Scott Clifton, Austin Hunter Collett, Bretnie Sue Collum, Joshua Alan Cooley, Brandon J. Cottrell, Justin Louis Couchot, Kenneth Ray Coulter II, Hailea Danielle Creager, Jordan Ashley Cruea. Gary Michael Curtis, Justin M. Davis, Kelsey Alayne Deal, Adam Joseph DeBrosse, Jon Vincent Dembski, Allen Patrick Dickey, Kaitlyn Elizabeth-Jo Didier, Patrick Ray Donnelly, Bradley Dotson, Andrew Matthew Nicholas Draving, Tabitha Ann Earick, Crystal Lynne Elsass, Brooke Michelle Emrick, Courtney L. Emrick,Aryelle Evelyn Engley, Brooke Elizabeth Evans, Tyler Ray Faul, Jordan K. Feeser, Justine Logan Ford, Rebecca Elizabeth Gambill, Nicholas Taylor Gates, Dalton T. Giger. Zachary M. Godwin, Taylor Renee Good, Evan M. Grissom, James Zachary Grody, Darrin S. Grove, Melanie Rose Gruenenberg, Victoria Pearl Guillozet, Chelsie M. Gutierrez, Isaac James Hale, Tiffany Lorene Hale, Riley Lynn Hall, Ellen Christine Haney,

Kiera Lynn Haynes, Kaitlyn Rachelle Hays, Zachery Edward Heater, Adrian Charles Hemm, Austin Rae Hemm, Felicia N. D. Hennon, Kelsey Nicole Herron, Shawn T. Hess, Kimisha Michelle Higgins, Madison Louise Hilleary, Codey A. Hinkle, Joel Phillip Hissong, Cody Allen Hogston, Kayla Renay Hole, Todd S. Holler. Levi J. Homer, Trae Robert Honeycutt, John Lamont Houser, Melissa Brooke Hovey, Taylor Jacob Huebner, Michael Patrick Jennings, Tanya Montana Johnson, Alexis Paige Kaylor, Daniel Alan Keck, Johnathon Brian Kelly, Morgan Elizabeth Kendall, Matthew Kessler, Dylan Jonathan Paul Kiefer, Jessica Inez Lamb, Jennifer N. Landers, Cameron T. F. Langston, Samantha K. Langston, Taylor Larck, Megan Elizabeth Latimer, Dale Andrew LaveyII, Austin Andrew Lavy, Zachary Rian Lawrence, Chakela L. Lee, Gregory Stephen Lemmon,Wesley A. Lemons, Brittany M. Lett, Daisy K. Levan. Timmothy Aaron Levan, Kindric Link, Kassidy M. Liptock,Andrew James Luthman, Carly Marrs Lyman, Matthew A. Lyons, Alanna Marie Maier, Gabrielle Ann Maniaci, Sarah Faith McCrea, Lauren Marie McGraw, Brittany Ann McKee, Jessica R. McKenna, Kristen Ann McMaster, D’Ambria Lynnise McNeal, Cody Allen Mills, Ida Brittany Mills, Kyle Richard Mills, Seth J. Minnich, McCaully J. Mohr, Hayley Sue Monroe, Ashley Rain Moss, Teresa M. Mote, Brittney

Lynn Murphy, Travis William Nees, Brandon Thomas Newbright, HaHoang Khanh Nguyen, Joshua Michael Nichols, Alexandra Marie Nicodemus, Jacob R. Nill, Jared L. Nill, Megan Nicole Osborne, Christopher William Palmer. Blythe Alexandria Palsgrove, Frank Angelo Patrizio, Brooke T. Pence, Brittany L. Pendergraft, Nathaniel A. Perin, Daniel L. Perreira, Megen Marie Perry, Kayla Jasmine Philabaum, Sarah Mae Pickelsimer, Haleigh Nicole Poling, Abigail Katelynn Ponchillia, Brandon Michael Pummill, Susan Brooke Reinke, Daniel A. Reyes, Lydia Rose Riancho, Kevin Jacob Richardson, Samuel Jackson Roth, Phillip Allen RuppertMcGuire, Dalton Cole Russell, Tyler William Sage, Keeshawn L. Satterwhite, Sheyene Nichole Saunders, Tucker Steele Schneider, Elle Kristina Seiss, Dustin McKenley Shackelford, S. Andrew Shellabarger, John J. Lee Small, Betsy Marie Smith, Cassidy Jo Smith, Dariel Marie Smith. Teyler Michelle Smith, Kaele Ann Snapp, James R. Spiggle, Daret H. M. Spradley, Jerrod Alexander Stengel, Robert P. Brandon Lee Stollmer, Strohmenger, Ian Christian Supinger, Brittany Nicole Talley, Casey Calvin Taylor, Nicholas J. Thompson, Courtney Lynn Tilton, Mackenzie Alaina Tipton, Nathan Dale Tufts, Leah Lacey VanGorden, Aaron David VanPelt, Lucas Christopher Vickroy, Chelsea Lynn Von Aschen, Erica R.Waddle, Megan Maxine Wagner, Cortney Teal Waters, Kramer T.J. Welker, Taylor Austin Wellbaum, Khadijah Lynn Wells, Allan Lee Wheaton, Emily Doreen Williams, Zachary P. Williams, Brianna Taylor Wilson, Robert L. Wion, Jordan Landis Wise, Imari Bernice Witten, David Brandon Wright, Kassie Nicole Yohey,Amanda Kay Zaenger, Mercedes L. Zwiesler.

Troy High School Class of 2012 • Courtney Hittepole, daughter of Neal and Andrea Hittepole, has been named the valedictorian of the Class of 2012 at Troy High School. During the last four years, Courtney has been an active member of Troy High School and the community. She was president of National honor Society and a member of Student Government, Junior Cabinet and Senior Cabinet. She also is involved in orchestra and Academic Quiz Team.As a sophomore, she had the honor of representing her class as an ambassador to the Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership seminar. Outside of school, she has participated in Teen Leadership Troy and played the viola in the Dayton Philharmonic Youth Orchestra. This fall she will plans to study psychology at Butler University, with plans to complete her PhD and become a practicing psychologist. • Cody Fox, son of Trisha Riess, is the salutatorian for the Class of 2012 at Troy High School. While attending Troy High School, Cody has led the track and cross country teams all four years. He also was on Academic Quiz Team and the swim team for three years. He is a member of National Honor Society, Student Government, Interact Club, Lumberjack Club and Latin Club. Outside of school he is active in his church having volunteered both locally and on mission trips. A lifelong Trojan, Cody plans to attend The Ohio State University and major in biomedical engineering. • Nicholas Antonides, son of Doug and Kimberly Antonides, is the recipient of the Troy High School Upper Valley Career Center Honor Student Award. The son of Doug and Kimberly Antonides, Nick is in the architecture and mechanical design program at the Career Center. He has been involved in SkillsUSA as a local Quiz Bowl winner and a State Voting Delegate. He plays on Troy’s varsity baseball team, American Legion baseball and plans to play at the college level as well. In addition, he has been playing the piano for the last 13 years and regularly volunteers at his church. In the fall he plans to major in criminal justice at Bowling Green State University. The Troy High School Class of 2012 will graduate at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 26, at Hobart Arena. The class of 2012 members include: Donavan Abbott, Michael Adams, Kristen Albritton, Adam Alexander, Devon Alexander, Alyssa Anderson, Cody Anderson, Jessica Anderson, Alysha Angel, Nicholas Antonides, Logan Archibald,



Galen Arnett, Jr., Ashley Atkins, Crystal Baker, Amanda Ball, Mark Ballard, DeVante’ Banks, Jeremy Banks, Michael Banta, Kiawnda Barbour, Derrick Bark, Saddie Barker, Nicholas Barkett, Morgan Barnhart, Kyle Beaty, Jared Besecker, Christian Blair, Amber Blakley, Brooke Blankenship, Kristopher Bodey, Sabre Bolen, Elaine Bolte, Sarah Bondurant, Zachary Bosse, Blake Boyer, Mary Brading, Taylor Breisch, Jenna Bretland, Jeffery Bristow, Jacqueline Brown, Tyler Brown, Kevin Bruggeman, Cameron Buerger. Lacey Bundy, Eric Burgasser, Taylor Bush, Tiasha Butcher, Zachary Butcher, Ronald Call, Kayla Calvillo, Adriana Cancino, Ashley Carlisle, Charles Chandler, Tucker Chaney, Hang Chen, Ayano Chiba, Taylor Chumley, Sean Clawson, Michael Clem, Brandon Cobos, Gabriel Cole, Vanessa Collett, Caylib Collins, Brandon Conley, Abigail Coon, Liana Corio, Sean Cothran, Aaron Covault, Shawn Crall, Eric Cremeans, Heather Cross, Amber Crotinger, Caitlin Culp, Taylor Culp, Jonathan Dankworth, Mackenzie Dankworth, Matthew Davis, Kyle Deal, Emily DeBella, Liana Deeter, Jordan Delehanty, Kaylee Dellinger, Dakota Delver, Kassandra DeMoss, Travis Denton, Latishia Detty, Taylor Dickey, Scott Dircksen. Kelsey Dornbusch, Sarah Duben, Ian Dunaway, Mitchell Dunlap, Nicole Dunne, Reagan Dutton, Omega Dziko, Olivia Elifritz, Talon Ely, Brittany Emrick, Joshua Enke, Aleana Evans, Samantha Evans, William Evans, Ashlyn Evers, Elizabeth Fair, Victoria Fenter, Nichole Fergerson, Britney Fitch, Kaitlyn Flory, John Foster, Marcus Foster, Cody Fox, Kane Franco, Brandi Frees, Codie Frock, Anthony Fullenkamp, Hannah Funderburg, Takaki Furuichi, Seth

HITTEPOLE Gaier, Isaac Galli, Lauren Gau, Steven Gohrband, Ashley Goldsboro, Maxwell Goodall, Sharletta Griffieth, Derek Gross, Caitlin Grote, Justin Gue, Jordan Guillozet. Ethan Hargrove, Jordan Harlow, Emily Harrah, De’onna Harrison, Kaitlynn Harrison, Bre’anna Harrison-Lee, Thomas Harvey, Adam Hasken, Storm Heckman, Brandon Heffelfinger, Kayla Heisey, Nathan Helke, Kyle Henning, Caleb Herrmann, Niccole Hicks, Antwan Hill, Taylor Hinkle, Courtney Hittepole, Michael Hoffman, Logan Holder, Brian Holland, Quinten Hoover, Amber Horton, Zachary Housley, Thomas Howard, Charles Hudgins, Drezell Hudson, Abby Huston, Brandi Hutton, Robert Hyer, Mao Iizuka, Riley Isely, Zane Jackson, Nicholas James, Stephany Jenkins, Bradley Johnson, Brandon Johnson, Jorian Johnson, Zachary Jones, Gregory Joseph, Joshua Kaster, Samuel Kaufman, Erin Kaup, Bailey Keener. Amy Kessler, Jacob Kimrey, Ravyn Kirtz, Kelley Kirtz, Connor Knox, Courtney Kolstad, Nicholas Kovar, Hope Kreider, Seth Kriesberg, McKinley Kucharski, Frank Kulevich, Hannah LaCombe, Hunter Lambert, Alaina Lamme, Bryan Lange, Chloe Lauber,Amanda Lee, Karissa Lee, Kylie Lee, Jennifer Lehmann, Kathryn Lewis, James Linville, Andrew Livingston, Daniel Longendelpher, Blake Longfellow, Nathaniel Lowry, Seth Lucas, Shyloh Lucas, Jessica Lykes, Dallas Manier, Robert Marshall, Codey Martin, Corey Martin, Zachary Martinez, William Matthews, Cody May, Katelynn McAllister, David McCall. Rheanna McCarel, Sebastian McCarel, Alyssa McCuistion, Logan McFarland, Ryan McFarland, Tanner McGee, Hope McGlaughlin, Chelsea McGraw, Michaela McIntosh, Jordan Means, Dilan Meckes,

Eric Meier, Peter Mengos, Victoria Merrell, Stephanie Metzger, Greta Milingyte, Justin Miller, Zachary Miller, Charlotte Mix, Mary Moon, Christopher Moore, Haley Moore, Joseph Moore Jr., Sarah Moran, Dimitri Morgan, Kaysee Morgan, Hunter Morris, Benjamin Morrison, Cody Myers, Kyle Neves, Mariah Nunn, Moe Ohtsuka, Madison Orban,Asha Parson, Jinesh Patel, Jada Payne, Kristen Pelaston, Shawn Penkal, London Pepiot. Michael Perkins, Jared Perry, Page Peyton, Hailey Pierce, Alex Potchik, Colleen Powers, Brandy Price, Carlene Price, Jordan Price, Jordi Price, Nikki Prine, Marie Rank, Kyle Ratcliff, Logan Rathmann, Elizabeth Reed, Ryne Rich, David Richey, Paul Ricketts, Mason Riemer, Elisabeth Robinson, Zachary Rohr, Spencer Roth, Robert Rudisill, Olivia Ruiz, Alyse Saine, Chelsey Sakal, Andrew Sanders, Brittany Sanders, Brandi Sandison, Jessica Schaeffer, Daniel Schnell, Jordy Schricker, Shelby Schultz. Erika Schwartz, Kailyn Scott,Alec Sears, Tiffany Seidel, Shutaro Sekito, Corinne Shaw, Brandon Sheling, Taylor Shepard, Nathaniel Shigley, Jared Sierra, Darrion Sigman, Renee Simpson, Laura Smith, Ryan Smith, Sara Smith, Jessica Soutar, Cory Sowers, Richard Sowers, Dillon Spade,Tyler Sparks, Zacharie Sparks, Carolann Stanley, Brittany Stapleton,Timothy Steck, Shane Stotler, John Stroud, Adam Stubbs, Kaytlin Stubbs, Rachel Stump, Robert Stump, Somer Swabb, Erin Symonds, Alexandria Taviano, Caleb Taylor, Jacob Taylor, Logan Terrell, Paige Terry, Benjamin Thompson, Blaine Thompson, Tyler Thompson, Tessa Tiderington, Craig Timms, Javier Torres, Chelsy Townsend. Katelyn Travis, Donald Trombley, Brandy Tubbs,Troy Uppal, Nicholas Usserman, Allison Utrecht, Quentin Vaughan, Darius Viney, Mackenzie Wackler, Travis Wackler, Nicholas Wagner, Chelsea Waites, Megan Walker, Cody Walling, Keelin Walsh, Kaitlyn Walters, Megan Walters, Deborah Warren, Yuki Watanabe, William Weatherhead, Felicia Webb, Derek Wegler, Rachel Welker, Christopher Wells, Caleb Wendel, Jenteal West, Gloria Westfall, Darian Wheeler, David White, Vincent Widener, Isaac Wiegman, Samantha Wilkerson, Zachary Wille, Isiah Williams, Jennifer Winert, Kaylin Winters, Katlyn Wintrow, Danielle Wright, Reid Wynkoop,Alexander Yonk, LaDona Young, Nicholas Young, Kaitlyn Youtz, Todd Zachery Jr., Adam Zimmerman, Kyle Zimmerman, Jenée Zweidinger, Evan Zwierzchowski.



Thursday, May 24, 2012


Bradford High School Class of 2012 • Cheslea Cain, 18, is the 2012 valedictorian of Bradford High School. The daughter of Christina and Steve Cain of Bradford. Her high School activities include FCCLA, NHS, Academic Team, Book Club, B-Crew, class officer, and tutoring. Her plans for the future are to attend Wright State University Majoring in computer engineering • Chesley Broughman, 18, is the salutatorian of Bradford High School Class of 2012. She is the daughter of Matt and

Jonathon Barbee, Allie Stacy Broughman of Bashore, Chelsey Bradford. Her high Broughman, Ashlee school activities include Brown, Brandon Cain, cross country, basketChelsea Cain, Dylan ball, varsity “B”, club Canan, Nick Canan, track, big brother-big sisBrandon Chapman, ter, drama club, teen inBrian Chapman, Chris sight, Muse Machine, Clark, Sharen Craband tutoring group. Her tree, Michalla Davidplans for the future are son, Tyler Delk, to attend Bowling Green Dunlevy, Madison Majoring in interior deCAIN BROUGHMAN Michael Fletcher, Brook sign. Floyd, Krista Floyd, The Bradford High School Class of 2012 will gradu- main gymnasium. Class mem- Morgan Gambill Holly Gantt, ate at 2:30 p.m. June 2, in the bers include Brittany Allison, Curt Hale, Cameron Harmon,

Haleigh Harmon Riley Hart, Angel Holt, Dalton Justice, Destinee Karnehm, Travis Knightstep, Sophie Lavey, Sarah Leone, Emily Magoto, Courtney Miller, Katelyn Miller, Jonathon Moyer, Sara Mullins, Alisha Patty, Donivan Preston, Megan Pullins, Thomas Rader, Shawnee Rismiller, Courtney, Sargent, Shay Scarberry, Deryl Shirk, Austin Sell, Payton Shuff, Courtney Stephens , Andrew Stewart, Andy Vogler, Heather Whalen, Phillip Whalen, Elizabeth Wood, and Alan Yount.

Troy-Christian High School Class of 2012 • Zachary Curtis, 19, is the 2012 valedictorian for Troy Christian High School. He resides in Bradford with his parents Rodney and Amy Curtis. This year Zach has held the leadership role of Student Council President, in addition to being involved in the following school, church, and community activities during his high school career: football, spring musical, National Honor Society, church worship team leader, male vocalist in the school praise band, Bible study leader, youth group leadership team, and mission trips to NYC, Bahamas, and Peru. In the fall, Zach will be attending Cedarville University, where he has been awarded the Cedarville Scholar Award Competitive Scholarship. He will be majoring in pre-med biology with a long term goal of entering the field of dentistry. • Lauren Haines, 17, is the 2012 saluta-

torian at Troy Christian. She is a resident of Troy, with her parents, Anne and Steve H a i n e s . Throughout her high school career Lauren has been involved in the following school, church, and community CURTIS activities: volleyball, National Honor Society, youth group, intern at foster care agency, Reading Buddies, Young Women of Distinction, and mission trips to Joplin, Mo., Bahamas, Nicaragua, and Jamaica. Next fall, Lauren


will be attending Cedarville University where she will major in pharmacy. Troy Christian School will conduct graduation exercises at 3 p.m. Saturday, May 26, in the high school gymnasium. The Class of

2012 includes: Matthew Bechtel, Leslie Becker, Zachary Bonham, Rebecca Brewer, Alyssa Campbell, Matthew Chenoweth, Maxwell Conover,Alexander Cota, Cody Cummings,

Levi Current, Zachary Curtis, Brandon Dahl, Nicholas Davidson, Brittany Debreceni, Braden Dellinger, Joseph Demmitt, David Diltz, Grant English, Courtney Frantom, Lynsey Gleim, Jacob Grant, Lauren Haines, Tianna Hanford, Jeri Hensley, Christine Hinkle, Shana Honeyman, Matthew Jackson, Robert Jackson, Peter Jenkins, Jill Kiefer, Kyle Klingler, Aubrey Koukol, Sharayah Lane, Patricia Latimer, Melanie Lillich, Marvin Major, Alyson Manns, Seth Manuel, Kaylene Martin, Daniel McGillivary, Carlos Mendez, William Newland, Bekah Osborne, Alissa Peppo, Joshua Perry, Emma Potter, Evelyn Ritzi, Sarah Schulte, Michael Seagraves, Andrew Simonalle, Nickolas Speck, Caleb Tanner, Jacob Vanburen, Levi Williams, Ryan Wittlinger, Anna Wolford, and Julie Young.

Covington High School Class of 2012 • The Covington High School Class of 2012 Valedictorian is Caitlyn Louise Crawford, 18, daughter of Covington residents Scott and Christine Crawford. Caitlyn will be attending the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia with a major in pharmacy.Caitlyn’s activities at Covington High School include National Honor Society, class officer (secretary 9, treasurer 11, 12), Key Club (vice-president 11, president 12), Spanish Club, SADD Club (president 12), concert band, pep band, and marching band (conductor 11), PLUS Overnighter staff, vol-

leyball, and basketball. • The Covington High School Class of 2012 Salutatorian is Hannah Rae Pond, 17, daughter of Matt and Jennifer Pond of Covington. Hannah will be attending Wright State University with a major in K-3 Education. Hannah’s activities include National Honor Society (treasurer 11, president 12), Key Club (secretary 12), Student Council (president 12), class officer (president 11, 12), Art Club, Spanish Club, yearbook editor, Buccanews editor, volleyball,basketball,andsoftball.

CRAWFORD Covington’s commencement ceremony will be held at 2 p.m. May 27, at Hobart Arena in Troy. Members of Class of 2012 include:

POND Nicole Lynn Apple, Austin Levi Baker, Noah Brandon Bays,SpencePaigeBeckstedt, Steven Robert Blei, Macy Marie Boehringer, Tyler Christopher Branson, Seth

Thomas Gibson Brown, Christian Gregory Carder, Samuel Marcus Christian, Darren Christopher Clark, Caitlyn Louise Crawford, Michael Wayne Deaton,Acacia Nichole Deeter, Jacob Ryan Dill, Brittany Renee Diltz, Samuel Nicholas R Earick. Matthew Wayne Elliott, Jeremy Lee Gibboney, Sasha Danielle Grilliot, Shaina Nichole Grilliot, Brandon Tyler Hedrick, Zachary David Henslee, Matthew Daniel Hicks, Shelby Lynn Kihm, Whitney Jayde Layman, Jordon Kenneth McIntosh, Wesley Dean Miller,

Cody James Minnich, Timothy Robert Minnich, Haleigh Breanne Murphy, Nicholas Andrew Myers. Ashley Ann Pergram, Cedar GrayHawk Perkins, Bobbie Leroy Pleasant, Zachary Sean Plessinger, Hannah Rae Pond, Brandon Michael Powell, Haley Louise Reames, Wesley James Root, Joseph Levi Sherman, Julianna Ashlee Simon, Haley Marie Smith, Samantha Sue Snyder, Devin James VanHise, Othel Cole Wagner, Isaiah Miracle Winston,Tiffany Nicole York, Rebecca Ann Rene Young.

Upper Valley Career Center 2012 graduates • The 2012 Upper Valley Career Center Top Scholar is Monica Kislig, 17, a culinary arts student from Sidney High School. She is the daughter of Edgar and Kimberly Kislig of Sidney. Each year the Upper Valley Career Center honors the student with the highest four-year grade point average, calculated at the end of the seventh semester of the senior year and on a non-weighted 4.0 scale. Monica takes top honors with a 4.00 grade point average. Through Sidney High School, Monica participated in a variety of activities including tennis team (4 year), swimming team, musical, National Honor Society, Foreign Language Club, and Art Club.At the Upper Valley Career Center Monica was a member of the Academic Team and FCCLA. She also is active in the Youth Group at First Church of God, Sidney; and is a three-year volunteer with Christian Legal Services of Shelby County. Monica has traveled extensively including a 6-week trip throughout Asia this past winter. Monica has been accepted at Ohio Northern University where she will major in history while pursuing minors in English, theater and applied mathematics. Her strategy is to seek employment using the culinary arts skills and ServeSafe certification earned through Upper Valley Career Center to supplement her college scholarships. She plans a career in education and/or politics. The Upper Valley Career Center Convocation will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 24, at Hobart Arena, Troy. The class of 2012 is the school’s first group of graduates since changing the name from Upper Valley JVS to Upper Valley Career Center last summer. The Career Center students come through open enrollment and fourteen local associate high schools including Anna, Botkins, Bradford, Covington, Fairlawn, Ft. Loramie, Houston, Jackson Center, Lehman, Newton, Piqua, Russia, Sidney, and Troy. Members of the Upper Valley Career Center Class of 2012 include: Jesse J. Alexander, Austin Baker, Dillon Boyer, Zachary Carlock,Tyler Hoaglin, Dalton Justice, Victoria Long, Coty Niswonger, Joseph Rayburn, Briana Schaffner, Derek Schwable, Casey Taylor, Nicholas Antonides, Andrew Gaier, Alex Hale, Codey Martin,

Jacob Taylor, Aaron Mendez, Austin Butt, Riley Hall, Galen Arnett,Terry Barga, Brock Becker, Anthony Bergman, Jacob Clifton, Nicole Dunne, Brandon Ike, John Maples, William Powers, Matthew Rohrer, John Rue, Cameron Shonk, William Staudt, Mitchell Stucke, Cody Turner, Travis Wismar, Kyle Adkins, Charles Auxier, Dillion O’Reilly. Keeshawn Satterwhite, Dillon Spade, Ryan Smith, Zeek Alexander, Jacob Bowman, Tyler Brown, Mason Francis, Joshua Nichols, Tiffany Seidel, Travis Wackler, Zachary Woodall, Amanda Ball, Amber Blackburn, Sharletta Griffieth, Megan Wagner, Taylor Wallace, Brian Chapman, John Stroud, Phillip Whalen,Tyler Branson, Benjamin Brown, Logan Brown, Timmy Burch, Derrick Caruso, Brandon Chapman, Andrew Cook, Michael Fletcher, Teran Kesler, Jonathan Moyer, James Stoner, Gabriel Cole, Henderson Kaitlyn, DeVante’ Banks. Sharen Crabtree, Gary Curtis, Derek Gross, Candace Hardy, Kelsey Herron, Monica Kislig, Kelsey Kleinkopf, Seth Minnich, Ashley Pergram, Lydia Riancho, Josiah St Myers, Sabrina Stammen, Darius Viney, Caleb Wendel, Cody Myers, Kristopher Bodey, Gage Coffman, Steven Gohrband, Dustin S Poole, John Small, Dalton Cook, James Linville, Alex Accuntius, Michael Beam, Jacob Dill, Kevin Geise, Bradley Goldschmidt, Paul Meyer, Shaylee Scarberry, Austin Strunk, Robert Vanderpool, Allan Wheaton. Derrick Williams, Ashtin Frantz, Kaylee Adkins,Alysha Angel, Sabre Bolen, Caitlyn Denise, Olivia Elifritz, Tiffany Hale, Kiera Haynes, Victoria Hicks, Morgan Kendall, Megan Nice, Asha Parson, Kaytlin Stubbs, MacKenzie Wackler, Samantha Ary, Saddie Barker, Leah Grewe, Kayla Hole, Brittany Huston, Hope Kreider, Megan Latimer, Cori Lenhart, Alyssa Little, Emily Magoto, Brittney Murphy, Courtney Sargent, Shelly Snyder, Felicity Tillman,Tara Trump, Kaitlyn Walters, Brandi Frees, Robert Marshall, Roxanne Yates. Kendra Arnett, Johnathan Barhorst, Nicholas Canan, Shawn Crall, Kaitlyn Francis, Brandon Johnson, Sarrah Leone, Donald Vanskiver, Christopher Wells, Heather Whalen,Adam Alexander,Alexandria Taviano, Crystal Baker,Ashley Brooks,

ley, Ashley Jacobs, Heidi Crysta Clegg, Kayla Heisey, Knight, Adrianna Lambert, Ariel Hughes, Katie Hurley, Ciara Lambert, Victoria Kayla Philabaum, Kaitlin Leonard, David Loraine, Powell, Brittany Sanders, Paris Martin, Ida Mills, Elizabeth Smith, Travis AdDanielle Moses, Brianna kins, Kristeenu Clack, Travis Overbey, Carlene Price,Alyse Denton, Patrick Donnelly, Saine, Dariel Smith, Haley Zachary Housley, Zane JackSmith, Katelyn Travis, Leah son, Gregory Joseph, Joshua Vangorden, Chelsea Von AsKaster, Dustin Murray, John chen, Keelin Walsh, Matthew Powell, Dustin Shackelford, Carter, Brett Langenkamp. Caleb Taylor, Nicole Apple, Seth Osborne, Daniel PerAmanda Baber, Brandon reira, Timothy Steck, Jacob Cain, Amy Clark, Mitchell KISLIG Batton, Zara Boyer, Veronica Dunlap. Matthew Elliott, Chris Frazier, Zachery Eilerman, Sophia Lavey, Hayley Monroe, Heater, Wesley Miller, Cody Minnich, Haley Moore, Phillip Ruppert-Mcguire, Nicholas Myers, Kristen Pelaston, Jessica Timri Sadler, Alec Sears, Cassidy Smith, Schafer, Joshua Schaub, Suzanne Simon, Mary E. Stickel, Somer Swabb, Nathan Ryan Alexander, Noah Bays, Robert Tufts, Nicholas Wagner, Brianna Wilson, Blankenship, Cory Brandewie, Brandon Imari Witten,Thomas Howard, Cody Davis, Conley, Jacob Iddings, Robert Lee, Andrew Michael Deaton, James Grody, Curtis Hale, Luthman, Jordan Mcintosh, Vincent Zachary Henslee, Hunter Lambert, Corey Widener, Derek Aikin, Jonathan Asbury, Martin, Zachery Plessinger, Benjamin PowNoah Clark, Ryan Curl, Kyle Gray, Riley ers, Thomas Rader, Kyle Ratcliff, Mitchell Hart, Curtis Hughes, Bethany Pellman, Siegel, Adam Stubbs. Brandon Sheling, Deryl Shirk, Andrew Vogler. Victoria Bianchi, Harley Creager, Jason Davis, Jessica Doak, Paxton Edwards, Alexandra Nicodemus, Jessica Rayl, Sheyene Saunders, Steven Shellabarger, Sarah Duben, Christopher Clark, Brooke Evans, Brittany Frost, Bre’Anna HarrisonLee, Bailey Keener, Sara Mullins, Brandi Sandison, Taylor Stewart, Chelsy Townsend, Brandy Tubbs, Alex Wood, Ashley Carlisle, Alyssa Anderson, Kiawnda Barbour, Morgan Barnhart, Mallorie Bell, Amanda Bergman, Taylor Bolin, Harmony Brown, Vanessa Collett. Kelly Coverstone, Jordan Cruea, Crystal Davis, Liana Deeter, Joshua Dulaney, Brittany Emrick, Holly Gantt, Taylor Good, Ashlynn HensLOVE, Mom, Shay, Shelby, Ryan and Sylas





Thursday, May 24, 2012



Tipp City High School Class of 2012



• Valedictorian Bethany Feitshans is the daughter of Greg and Lisa Feitshans. She is president of Student Senate, a member of the Octagon Club, Fellowship of Christian Athletes and National Honor Society. She also was junior class president and vice president of Octagon her junior year. Bethany earned the Masonic Lodge Excellence in Youth award, Rotary Youth Leadership award and the Honda Math Medal award. She played basketball for four years and was varsity team captain. Bethany ran Cross Country two years and won the CBC Sportsmanship award. Bethany’s community service includes church youth group volunteer activities, mission trips to inner city Dayton, a mission trip to Jamaica, and basketball team service projects including visits to Children’s Medical Center, orphanages and nursing homes. Bethany works at Health Park Dentistry and will be attending Butler University and majoring in Pharmacy. • Valedictorian Audrey Butler is the daughter of Alan and Alicia Butler. She is president of ASTRA Club and a member of the Octagon Club. Audrey is a Top Scholar, a member of National Honor Society, Octagon Club, Astra Club presi-


dent, and captain of the football and basketball cheerleading squad. Audrey’s community service includes 4-H camp counselor, Indian Hills 4-H Clean-Up Project and Alternate Spring break service project. Audrey was UCA AllAmerican Cheerleader and the Rae Burick Women in Sports Award Honoree. She is currently employed as a 4th and 5th grade math tutor at L.T. Ball Intermediate School. Audrey will be attending Xavier University and majoring in occupational therapy. • Valedictorian Megan Wray is the daughter of Chuck and Debbie Wray. She is the student senate vice president, was the class vice president her junior year, and class secretary her sophomore year, a member of Octagon, choir, drama, Varsity T, Muse Machine, and a member of the Spring Musical. Megan is a member of National Honor Society, a recipient of the Franklin B. Walter All Scholastic Award, an AP Scholar,Top Scholar, Saint Louis University Presidential Scholarship Finalist, Ohio Elks Association Most Valuable Student Scholarship, District 9 Volleyball Coaches’ Association Senior All Star, Volleyball All Conference Honorable Mention, and Central Buckeye Conference


Scholar Athlete. Megan played volleyball and was Varsity Captain this year and Junior Varsity Captain in 2010. She also was varsity pole vaulter. Megan’s community service includes Dayton Urban Plunge Mission Trip, San Francisco Mission Trip, New Orleans Mission Trip, Dayton In-Town Service Projects, Ginghamsburg Church Change the World Day Service Project, Volleyball Youth Camp Assistant, Stagecrafters Summer Theatre Counselor, Safety City for Kindergartners, Middle School Identity Retreat Assistant, Fellowship of Christian Athletes Student Leader and she will be traveling to Haiti this summer on a mission trip. Megan will be attending The Ohio State University and will be majoring in Finance. • Valedictorian Nicholas DeNuzzo is the son of Richard and Patricia DeNuzzo. He is a fouryear member of Student Senate, four-year member of Octagon, treasurer for two years and president two years, a four-year member of Model UN, National Honor Society, founder and president of Tipp City Alternative Spring Break and founder and president of the Tipp City World’s Affairs Club. Nick also was a delegate to

Buckeye Boy’s State and served as Speaker of the House, counselor in 2012, and nominated to apply to the U.S.Youth Senate Program. In addition he is a National Merit Commended Scholar and senior class president. Nick played soccer for four years and tennis two years. He was a member of the zoo crew — he was the Panda. Nick’s community service includes Clubhouse Tutoring Service at Ginghamsburg Church. He will be attending Cornell University and majoring in applied economics and managements with a minor in Spanish. • Salutatorian Ellen Freeh is the daughter of Steve and Kelly Freeh. She is a member of the Octagon Club, Astra, World’s Affairs, National Honor Society and Top Scholar. Ellen participated in the science fair for two years and ran cross country for four years and was captain. Ellen’s community service includes feeding the homeless at Target Dayton Ministries and tutoring. Ellen works at Springmeade Nursing Home and will be attending Ohio Northern University and will be majoring in Biology/Pre-med. • Salutatorian Greg Lehmkuhl is the son of Jacqui and Steven Lehmkuhl. He is a member of the

Lehman High School Class of 2012 • The Lehman High School Class of 2012 Valedictorian is Daniel Sehlhorst, son of Dan and Marcie Sehlhorst of Troy. Dan plans to attend the University of Notre Dame. At Lehman, he was involved in tennis, soccer, National Honor Society, Science Fair, Science Olympiad, Mock Trial, Academia, Substance Abuse Advisory Council, Pro-Lifeguards, Relay for Life, Stock Club, Ohio Energy Project, and Interact. He served as Student Council Vice President, a Lehman Ambassador, Kairos Leader, co-captain of both the tennis

and soccer teams, and a Eucharistic Minister and lector for school Masses. The salutatorian for the Lehman Class of 2012 is Nicole Larger, daughter of Mark and Maria Larger of Sidney. Nicole plans to attend The Ohio State University and major in biomedical sciences.At Lehman, Larger was involved in tennis, cheerleading, National Honor Society, Science Fair, LARGER Science Olympiad, TEAMS Engineering,Academia, ProLifeguards, Relay for Life, Lehman Ambassador, and Stock Club, and Interact. president of Relay for Life. Lehman High School She has served as a sacgraduation will be held at 2 ristan for school Masses,



SEHLORST p.m. Sunday, May 27, in the Schlater Family Gymnasium on the Lehman campus. Admission is by ticket

Salutatorian. Kyle is the president of National Honor Society, senior class treasurer and participated in band, choir, S.A.D.D. Envirothon, Youth Group and Bethel in the Morning (BAM). Kyle also participated in soccer, basketball, track and cross country. He started every varsity soccer game during his four years at Bethel. The Bethel Team was Conference Champion all four years and 27-0 in conference play. He was a state qualifier in track, an NSCAA AllAmerican Scholar Athlete in soccer, all-state soccer for two years, Cross County Conference 1st Team for three years, Cross County Conference Player of the Year for soccer, Penn Station Ath-

lete of the Month for December and Penn Station Athlete of the Year. Bethel High School’s graduation is 7:30 p.m. HAMLIN Saturday, May 26, in the high school gymnasium. The Class of 2012 includes: Victoria Barker, Aaron Blake, Nicholas Bochenek, Jessie Boicourt, Maryssa Bradfield, Krista Burchett, Alicia Campbell, Terry Carnes, Liana Carsner, Haley Cerbus, Tyler Chisman, Katelyn Cripps, Kaitlyn Daugh-

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only. Members of the Lehman Class of 2012 include Alex Matthew Baker, Meghan Lynn Bennett, Emily Lucille Bensman, Tyler Jared Bergman, Nicholas Graham Boshonek, MacKenzie Paige Brown, Kaitlyn Marie Catanzarite, Abagail Elizabeth Ciriegio, Laura Marie Cisco, Michael Thomas Comer, Sarah Eugenia Davidson, Natalie Ruth Davis, Daniel Robert Deafenbaugh, William George Duritsch, Meghan Ann Earhart, David Thomas Freytag, Alexis Paige Froning, Carley Rae Harrod, Paxton Nicole Hatcher, Daniel Joseph Hemm, Dana Anne Jenkins, Kerrie Beth Josefovsky, Victoria Ann King.

Bethel High School Class of 2012 • The Bethel Class of 2012 Valedictorian is Briana Elizabeth Marlatt, 18, daughter of Brian and Elizabeth Marlatt of Bethel Township. She is a member of National Honor Society and participates in 4-H, cheerleading, Youth Group, Academic Team, band, bowling, and S.A.D.D. Briana was awarded the Honda OSU Partnership Math Medal Award and the Dean’s Scholarship at the College of Wooster, where she will major in molecular biology. Briana looks forward to a career in medical research. • Kyle Matthew Hamlin, 18, son of Robert and Barbara Hamlin of Bethel Township, is the Bethel High School Class of 2012

marching band, Symphonic Winds, Pep Band, was field commander of the Tippecanoe Marching Band and president of National Honor Society. Greg earned the National Academic All American Award for Gymnastics, National Merit Scholarship recognition, National AP Scholar Award, Most Outstanding Musician Freshman, Sophomore and Junior year, First chair District Honor Band as a saxophone player, and Medalist Scholarship recipient from the Ohio State University. Greg’s community service includes Young Neighbors in Action Mission Trips to San Francisco, Boston and Chicago; St. John the Baptist Junior/Senior Faith Sharing group; Vacation Bible School Crew leader for seven years; Spring into Service; St. Vincent DePaul’s Woman’s Homeless Shelter and assisted at the Special Olympics Basketball Challenge. Greg works as a gymnastics instructor for Gem City Gymnastics, is a building supervisor for Tipp Monroe Community Services and a math tutor for the Tipp City School District. Greg will be attending The Ohio State University and will be majoring in electrical and computer engineering.

MARLATT erty, Jesse Davis, Kelsey Durham, Jonathan Ellerbrock, Dustin Elsass, Heather Erwin, Hannah Figlestahler, Coartney Freeland, Renee Gilbride, Kelsey Goins, Kaitlyn Graham, William Gresham, Kyle Hamlin, Justin Hanes, Samantha Harris,Alyssa Henderson, Cody Hockett, Colin Hoke, Haley Hudson, Cameron Keough,

Solomon King-White, Colleen Marie Kinninger, Nicole Elizabeth Larger, Sean Andrew Looney, Logan Jeffrey Monnin, Nhu-y Ngoc Nguyen, Emily Rose Pax, Kane Gillespie Pickrel, Kandis Mikelle Sargeant, Morgan Lou Schmitmeyer, Margaret Amelia Schultz, Daniel Nathan Sehlhorst, Masie Kristine Sherman, Alexander Lewis Smith, Lindsey Marie Spearman, Haleigh Gabrielle Spicer, Benjamin Hersheal Thieman, Matthew Josef Ulrich, Alyson Michele Vanderhorst, Joseph Andrew Vondenhuevel, Amy Jacqueline Watercutter, Benjamin Marcus Weber, Katie Elizabeth Williams, and Maria Anne Yannucci.

Katelyn Koger,Tyler Landes, Whitney Lang, Brandon Langford. Jeremiah Lawson, Briana Marlatt, Benjamin McIntosh, Adrian Mireles, Brooke Moore, Dustin Myers, Mackenzie Nelson, Kyle North, Morgan Parker, Bruce Pelphrey, Emilie Peyatt, Catherine Rash,Aaron Reed, Elsbeth Reese, Jesse Reynolds, Cas Rovi Mosley, Brent Rowley, Kaleb Schoen, Benjamin Seale, Tricia Seigfried, Joseph Serrer,Tony Settles, Caitlin Sexton, Logan Smith, Kaytlyn Snyder, Austin Staggs, Josiah Thacker, Douglas Vann, Stephanie Veldman, Casey Viau, Jordan Watson, Kimberly Williams, Melissa Wilmoth, Daniel Zehnder, and Joseph Zimmerman.



Class of 2012

Matthew Lyons Piqua High School

Ayano Chiba

Danielle Nicole Sands

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Milton-Union High School Class of 2012 Milton-Union has seven valedictorians, no salutatorian. • Linley Alway, daughter of Walter and Laura Alway, has grown up in West Milton and is 18 years old. Throughout high school she has enjoyed working with horses, volunteering at Dayton Children’s Medical Center, running a marathon and taking classes at Edison Community College. Her favorite title is “counselor” as she has spent much time working at Camp Allyn, serving individuals with disabilities. Linley is planning to attend the University of Akron in the fall studying child life. • Meaghan Baker, 18, is the daughter of Russel and Marla Baker of West Milton. Throughout high school she has been involved in many clubs including Interact, Bulldog Pride, Student Council, Varsity M, Habitat for Humanity, and is a yearbook editor. For two years she has also been a freshmen focus mentor. During her junior year, Meaghan earned her varsity letter in softball. For four years she has been a JTIcounselor, and was involved in Young Spirits for four years. Meaghan has been a very active member in her church youth group, and for ten years has been a member of 4-H. In the fall she plans to attend Xavier University to major in occupational therapy. • Andrea Fetters, 18, is the daughter of Doug and Frances Fetters of West Milton. Since she was a freshman, Andrea has started on both the varsity tennis and varsity softball teams. As a sophomore, she was inducted into the National Honor Society and now serves as the president. Andrea has been her class president for the last two years, is a yearbook editor, and a freshmen focus mentor. She represented Milton-Union at the Hugh O’Brien Youth Leadership




Conference in 2010 and Buck- activities include tutoring uneye Girls’ State in 2011. Andrea derclassman, freshman focus belongs to the Church of the mentor, and participating in Transfiguration’s Youth Group the Spanish Club. Outside of and has participated in several school Josh has held part-time community service projects. In jobs, and in his free time, enthe fall, she will attend The joys playing basketball and Ohio State University’s College spending time with family and of Engineering to obtain a de- friends. Josh plans to attend gree in biomedical engineering. The Ohio State University in • Cassandra Schieltz, 17, is the fall to major in mechanical the daughter of Ralph and Mary engineering. Kay Schieltz, of West Milton. The Milton-Union Class of She has been involved in many 2012 will conduct graduation school and extracurricular activities, including varsity cross country and track, show choir, student council, Interact Club, Tri-M Music Honor Society, National Honors Society, and the freshman focus program. Her volunteer and church activities include Brukner VINCENT Nature Wildlife SCHIELTZ Rehab Center, “Intown” soup kitchen, Kid’s Safety exercises at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Camp Week, Operation Christ- May 25, in the Milton-Union mas Child, and a mission trip to High School Memorial StaNew York. After obtaining a dium. Class members include: dual degree in journalism and Stephanie Abrams, Alexis biology with a concentration in Adams, Ashley Allen, Linley molecular and microbiology Alway, Matthew Andersen, from the University of Michi- Jason Antonides, Abigail Augan, Cassandra plans to obtain gust, Ashlee Baker, Meaghan a position as a researcher and Baker, Sherry Balser, Caleb writer. Barnes, Emily Benkert, • Josh Stefanko, 18, is the Alexandra Berberich, Ashleigh son of Tom and Tonya Stefanko Bishop, Forrest Black, Jessica of West Milton. Josh’s school Booher, Samantha Boyd, Kevin

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Newton High School Class of 2012 • Valedictorian Mary Larson, 18, is the daughter of Greg and Laree Larson of Laura. She participated in soccer, track, choir, Spanish Club, Science Club, National Honor Society, In Town, and Ginghamsburg Cell Group. Mary’s future plans include attending Wright State University to major in engineering physics. She plans to pursue a career in the developmental engineering fields. • Valedictorian Trinity Lavy, 19, is the daughter of Lonnie and Tiffany Lavy of Pleasant Hill. She participated in cheerleading, volleyball, Spanish Club, National Honor Society, 4H, Calvary Bible Church, Character Matters, and Student Aid. Trinity will attend Kettering

College of Medical Arts or Ohio Northern University to major in nursing. • Salutatorian Andee Welbaum, 18, is the daughter of David Welbaum of Pleasant Hill and Stacey Whitacre of Troy. She participated in soccer, softball, basketball, Leo Club, National Honor Society, FFA, Student Council, Spanish Club, band, choir, “N” Crowd, and Character Matters. Her future plans include attending Capital University to major in pre-dentistry, minor in Spanish, then to attend dental school to become an orthodontist. Newton High School conducted graduation exercises at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 20, in the

gymnasium. The Class of 2012 includes: Haley Ann Ashton, Jeremy Eugene Blair, Jayna Marie Buckingham, Zachary Aaron Coate, Caleb Luke Cornett, Aryn Marie Doseck, Jenieva Anne Drodge, Josiah Lee Duncan, Justin Garrett LARSON LAVY Fessler, JoEllen Leigh Fisher, Jordan Ann Lavy, Victoria Lynn Lee Hodges, Emerson Mark Leonard, Allison Mary Jane Hussong, Teran A. Kesler, Fawn Linet, Alicia Renee Macy, Ethan Cinda King, Morgan Sue King, Mark McGuire, Audrey Jane Heidi M. Knight, Katherine Mundy, Logan Edward Myers, Raven Krofft, Ciara Christine Dylan Thomas Naff, Burke Lambert. Cameron Peters, Cheyenne Mary Laree Larson, Trinity Nicole Quillen, Jordan Ryan

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Miami East High School Class of 2012 cony. He is a member of the National Honor Society, captain of the Academic Team, senior class secretary, captain of Pride-in-M.E. and is involved in the Muse Machine. After high school he will be attending Bowling Green State University and majoring in pre-med. Miami East High School graduation will be held at 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 25, at Hobart Arena in Troy. The Miami East Class of 2012 graduates are: Jenilee Accurso, Amy Barlage, Amanda Bartel, Jessica Bates, Matthew

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Tipp City Continued from page 12 The Tippecanoe commencement will be held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, May 27, in the Pat Wampler Gymnasium. of the Members Tippecanoe Class of 2012 are: Jessica Adams, Matthew Alexander, Britton Altic, Shelby Anderson, Cecilia Alvarez, Jordan Amspaugh, Ashley Badertscher, Dustin Bailen, Alex Baker, Nathaniel Banks, Kimberly Banwart, Anna Barhorst, Brooke Barlage, Nathan Barnard, Morgan Beagle, Joshua Bechtol, Terra Belair, Brooke BenVenuto, Jessica Biller, Aaron Black, Kristen Blakey, Jacob Boggs, Evan Bourelle, Lucas Bradley, Chelsea Brown, Kyle Buehrer, Abigail Bullard. Audrey Butler, Tyler Callahan, Daniel Cantrell, Kyle Cloud, Chelsea Colbert, Jared Cole, Michael Collett II, Cyle Combs, Morgan Combs, Donald Cosip, James Coughlin, Wesley Cowell, Mallory Cunningham, Cory Davidson, AlexandriaDawes, Leah DeKold,Nicholas Demmitt, Nicholas DeNuzzo, Macie Dietz, Darion Dodson, Philip Donald, Zachary Dysinger, Julia Eastman, Callum Emp-

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JOPLIN, Mo. — There were tearful remembrances for lost classmates and jokes about spending their senior year in a converted department store. But most of all for Joplin High School’s Class of 2012, a chorus of rousing cheers and joyous celebrations marked their completion of high school under circumstance none of them could have envisioned just one year ago. Monday night’s graduation, which featured commencement speeches by President Barack Obama and Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon, capped a senior year for the 428 members of the Class of 2012 marked by tragedy, turmoil and perseverance. The president visited southwest Missouri the day before the anniversary of the country’s deadliest single tornado in six decades. The May 22, 2011, twister killed 161 people, injured hundreds more and destroyed thousands of buildings, including Joplin High. Five other Joplin schools were also destroyed, with four more among the damaged structures. The twister arrived hours after last year’s high school graduation, forever defining the Joplin High Class of 2011 and their younger classmates as well. The tornado’s victims included two Joplin High students, sophomore Lantz Hare and senior Will Norton, a school system secretary and several younger students. “They had to grow up the night of the storm,” Joplin High principal Kerry Sachetta said. “They saw things they never should have had to see.” The high school seniors who assembled Monday night at Missouri Southern State University’s campus gym also encountered a label they sought both to embrace and avoid, a refrain overheard in whispers or uttered bluntly at soccer games, summer camps and national academic competitions: Here come the tornado kids from Joplin. School officials vowed to

return to class on time. They turned a vacant bigbox retail store at the city’s only mall into a temporary Joplin High for juniors and seniors, with freshmen and 10th-graders at another location across town. A middle school relocated to an industrial park warehouse. “I’m proud to be a member of the Northpark Mall graduates of 2012,” senior class president Chloe Hadley joked. “We have been through the unbelievable, and have become stronger and closer than ever before.” Despite the less than ideal location, Joplin students embraced their return to a school they saw as a refuge, a safe haven in a town otherwise gone awry, said Joplin High English teacher Brenda White. “Those kids who lost something needed normalcy,” she said. “And there was no real place to go. But school is a normal place.” The Joplin tornado helped tighten bonds, diminish cliques, elevate school spirit and strengthen community ties, students and teachers said. Disciplinary violations declined dramatically with just two fights through the entire school year. “Once we had been through (everything) this last year, people just weren’t interested in a lot of the general high school nonsense,” said graduating senior Derek Carter, who will attend the University of Alabama in the fall. Carter and his classmates have been feted by celebrities, from American Idol winner David Cook’s performance at the homecoming dance to pop star Katy Perry’s welcome message for prom. With few textbooks to salvage from the rubble, the school overhauled its approach to teaching and embraced a technologyfirst approach, thanks to an estimated $1 million donation from the United Arab Emirates that helped equip each Joplin high school student with a laptop computer. The transition wasn’t entirely smooth, White said. “I have never worked so hard in my life at any job as I have this year,” she said. “Everything was

brand new. There were no books. You had to get your own lessons. You had to get the kids up to speed. You had to get up to speed.” And the steady attention from outside eventually grew tiresome, said Carter, an honor student who shared the stage with Obama and the governor Monday night. “We are kind of known across the nation for the tornado. I’d almost rather not be known than to be known for something so tragic,” he said.

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Mitchell takes top honors Miami East’s Garrett Mitchell took top honors on the All-CCC baseball team. Mitchell was named Player of the Year. Joining him on the first team are teammates Luke Clark and Bradley Coomes; and Covington’s Steven Blei. Named to the second team were Brandon Wyson, Bradford; Bryton Lear, Covington; and Gavin Alexander, Newton. Named special mention were Jake Cline, Bradford; Sheldon Rank, Covington; Colton Bowling, Miami East; and Tyler Denlinger, Newton.

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Newton takes top honors Newton took the top honors on the All-Cross County Conference softball team. Lady Indians coach Kirk Kadel was named Coach of the Year, while Newton second baseman Marina Snipes was named Player of the Year. Joining Snipes on the first team were Haley Patty, Bradford; Heidi Snipes, Covington; Paige Kiesewetter, Miami East; and Kirsten Burden, Newton. Named to the second team were Alisha Patty, Bradford; Connor Schaffer and Jessie Shilt, Covington; Jeni Accurso and Madison Linn, Miami East; and Taylor Steck, Newton. Named special mention were Katie Miller, Bradford; Hannah Pond, Covington; Kristy Brown, Miami East; and Andee Welbaum, Newton.

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Just walk off Frazier homer gives Reds win CINCINNATI (AP) — Todd Frazier hit a one-out homer in the ninth inning Wednesday night, extending the Cincinnati Reds' best surge of the season with a 2-1 victory over the Atlanta Braves. The Reds won their fifth in a row, leaving them five games over .500 (24-19) for the first time this season. Frazier connected for his first game-ending homer on the second pitch from Cristhian Martinez (2-1), who came on to start the ninth. It was a fitting ending for a series that has been decided by solo homers. Aroldis Chapman (4-0) kept his ERA perfect by fanning two of the three he faced in the ninth.


Along with Lehman baseball coach Dave King (blue shirt), Lehman’s Alex Smith (with parents Tracy and Richard Smith) signs with Ashland; Ben Weber (with parents Jenny and Paul Weber) signs with Defiance; and D.J. Hemm (with parents Renee and Dan Hemm) signs with Ohio Wesleyan.

Cav trio something special Hemm, Smith, Weber have played together for years BY ROB KISER Sports Editor SIDNEY — There can be no denying legendary baseball coach Frosty Brown knows his sport. And he knew what he was talking about when he saw the talent of

Lehman seniors D.J. Hemm, Alex Smith and Ben Weber at an early age. “When we were in the eighth grade, Frosty told coach King (Lehman baseball coach Dave King) he was getting three special players,” Weber said with a smile. “I am not sure

coach believed him at the time, but it has worked out pretty well.” It wasn’t so much that King was a skeptic. “You hear a lot of things about kids (as a coach),” King said. “I hadn’t seen them play, so I didn’t know for sure. And you have to remember, I inherited a

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In regular nine hole play in the Tuesday Ladies League at Echo Hills Municipal Golf Course, Susan Bollinger was low gross in the A group with 48, while Karen Nickol and Cathy Barhorst tied for low net with 37. Clara Sowry was low gross in the B group with 47, while Kathy Knoop was low net with 36. Judy Hornbeck was low gross in Group C with 62, while Ann Elliott was low gross with 44. Joyce Catron took low putts with 13.


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Covington’s Sam Christian lets fly in the discus Wednesday night. Christian won to advance to state.

TROY — Covington’s Sam Christian defended his “home” turf in the discus, while the Buccs got a repeat performance in the 3,200-meter relay — while Houston’s Brandon Ike soared to new heights in the pole vault at Wednesday’s Troy Division III regional track and field meet. Christian launched a distance of 154-11 on his second throw and it held up as the winning throw — with Anna’s Ryan See BOYS/Page 16

Lady Tiger relay scorches track Dunivan advances in two events BY ROB KISER Sports Editor TROY — The Versailles girls 3,200-meter relay team didn’t need MAC rival Minster to fire them up Wednesday at the Troy Division III regional track and field meet. But, it didn’t hurt anything. The foursome of Chloe Warvel, Natalie Grillot, Hannah Wenig and Tammy Berger scorched the track in 9:23.90 to win, while Minster was second in 9:35.85. “It is the regional finals,” senior anchor Tammy Berger said. “So, we are going to be pumped up. That was 10 seconds from our best time, so that was pretty good. I think we can still take some time off.” Warvel, a sophomore who ran for Greenville last spring, ran the opening leg and kept the Tigers right with Minster. “It is just exciting to be running at the state meet,” Warvel said. “I am looking forward to it.”

Grillot, a senior, followed with an impressive second leg to put the Lady Tigers in the lead for good. “I really wasn’t thinking about taking the lead,” Grillot said. “I just wanted to pull even with the Minster girl — and I was able to do that and then some.” Wenig, a freshman, maintained that lead. “It just feels great to going to the state meet and it is an honor to run on this team,” Wenig said. And if Berger gets the baton in front — well, it is never good news for those trying to catch her. She quickly opened a comfortable lead and maintained it as she made her way through lapped traffic. “It felt pretty good,” Berger said. “We just have to stay focused.” ■ Miami East junior Leah Dunivan hadn’t forgotten her disappointment at last year’s regional meet.


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Continued from page 15 Spicer second with a throw of 153-10. “That’s my PR,� Christian said. “I wouldn’t say I was thinking only about winning, but I wanted to do well. This is kind of like home to me. I practice here all the time.� Christian is returning to state — and feels like he has something to prove. “Last year at state, that wasn’t good,� Christian said about not placing. “I think just having been over there and seeing what I need to do, that is going to help me a lot.� And he is not satisfied yet. “I still feel like I have a lot more distance in me,� he said. “There is a lot of room for improvement.� Christian will put the shot Friday, looking for his first state berth in that event. “Not really (it doesn’t take the pressure off),� Christian said. “I really want to make it in the shot too.� And he will have the advantage of being on his “home� turf. ■ It was repeat performance for the Covington 3,200 relay team (Dustin Fickert, Isaiah Winston, Alex Schilling, Lane White), who finished fourth in 8:15.45 to earn a state berth in that event for the second straight year. Fickert, Winston and White also ran on last year’s team. “I think it is great to make it to state again,� Fickert, who had the Buccs in the lead after the opening leg, said. “A little like ours — you hope to make it once — to make it two years in a row is great.� It was a new experience for Schilling, a freshman. “It is pretty exciting to be going to state,� he said. White ran the anchor leg and was comfortable from the start. “I knew we were in


Houston’s Brandon Ike cleared 14-4 in the pole vault Wednesday. pretty good position,� he said. “I think it is going to be easier this year (at state). “We won’t be as nervous.� And the Buccs may have their eyes on the three MAC schools (Minster, St. Henry, Coldwater) that finished in front of them. “We don’t mind having another shot at them,� Winston said. ■ Houston senior pole vaulter Brandon Ike had been one inch from the school record (14-1) for a long time — but Ike soared past that mark in winning the regional. Ike cleared 14-4 to win the regional title — and did it with a clean slate all the way through. “I didn’t have a miss until 14-8,� Ike said with a big smile. “I finally got the school record. I was on a heavier, stiffer pole. I knew if I could get on that pole, good things were

going to happen.� Ike was using it for the second time in competition. “I used it at the SCL meet too,� he said. “I was very confident at 14-4.� There was more than record at state. Both Ike and Mitch Kremer of Marion Local had cleared 14-0, but Ike was the only one to clear 14-4, soaring over the bar on his first attempt. “I knew when I made that I was going to win,� he said. “It felt great.� And he was very close at 14-8, going above the bar on two of his three attempts before landing on it on the way down. “That’s the goal for state,� he said. “I think being over there last year is going to help me a lot. I am going to be a lot more comfortable.� ■ Johnathon Barbee had another heartbreaking finish in the regional long jump.

The Bradford senior just missed qualifying for state, finishing fifth with a jump of 20-10 1-2. ■ Covington’s Troy Cron advanced in both hurdles races, with the second fastest time in the 110 high hurdles, 15.07; and the third fastest time in the 300 intermediate hurdles, 40.64. Russia’s Tyler Francis had the second fastest time in the 300 hurdles, 40.41. Bradford’s Barbee (11.32) and Covington’s A.J. Ouellette (11.51) both advanced to the finals in the 100, while Lehman’s Justin Stewart (23.26) advanced to the final of the 200. Stewart and Covington’s White advanced in the 400 wih two of the fastest times, but times were not available at press time. The 1,600 relay results were not available at press time.


Piqua’s Travis Nees finishes the 400 relay. He teamed with Trent Yeomans, Kindric Link and Tate Honeycutt to run a 43.8. Piqua had the 11th fastest time and did not qualify for the finals. Nees also ran in the 200, but results were not available at press time.

Bengals sign back Herron to contract OSU player was sixth-round pick CINCINNATI (AP) — The Bengals have signed running back Daniel Herron from Ohio State, their sixth-round pick in the draft. Herron was the Buckeyes' MVP and served as a captain last season. He joins a crowded group of running backs trying to take over for Cedric Ben-

son, who left as a free agent. With Herron's signing, the Bengals have seven of their 10 draft picks under contract, including top pick Dre Kirkpatrick, a cornerback from Alabama. Wisconsin guard Kevin Zeitler is the highest unsigned pick — the Bengals got him in the first round.

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Leah Dunivan goes over the bar in the high jump. day,� she said. “So hopefully, I can make it in three events.� ■ There were some heartbreaking finishes in the finals as well. The Russia 3,200 relay (Lauren Francis, Macy Monnin, Claudia Monnin, Emily Borchers) finished fifth in 9:57.56; while Borchers took sixth in the high jump, clearing 5-1. ■ Miami East’s Corrine Melvin and Lehman’s Sarah Titterington both had big nights in qualifying for Friday’s finals. Melvin had the fastest time in the 100 (12.78) and anchored the 800 relay (with Lindsey Roeth, Renee DeFord and Kylie Brown) to the finals. Titterington had the fastest time in the 400 (58.46) and 200 (26.34) and also advanced to the finals in the 100 (13.08).

Also advancing in the 100 was Versailles Abby Barlage (13.24). The Lady Tigers Amanda Winner advanced in the 400 (59.27), while Versailles’ Lauren Bohman advanced in the 200, 26.95. ■ Russia’s Jackie Siefring had the fastest time in the 300 hurdles (45.89) and also advanced in the 100 hurdles (16.09). Bradford’s Shay LaFollette had the third fastest time in the 100 hurdles (15.67). Versailles advanced the 400 relay (Bohman, Gwen Keihl, Megan Hemmelgarn, Barlage), 50.79; and the 800 relay (Bohman, Barlage, Taylor Winner, Amanda Winner), 1:46.43. Russia’s 400 relay (Kaylie Dues, Leah Francis, Kaitlyn Barlage, Hannh Bornhorst), 52.09 also advanced.



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And that drove the 6-1 girl with amazing athletic prowess to an unusual accomplishment — qualifying for state in both the shot put and high jump. Dunivan finished second in the shot put, with a distance of 39-9 1-4; and third in the high jump, clearing 5-2. “That’s for sure (that was much happier Wednesday than last year),� Dunivan said with a laugh. “Last year, I started out throwing 39 (feet) and it just went down from there. I did go to a throwing camp last summer, but honestly, I think I was just more focused this year.� Dunivan got off to a good start, with 37-10 1-2, before the big put in the final. She did that while jogging back and forth between the shot put and high jump areas — at the opposite end of the track. “I think I run as much as most distant runners,� Dunivan said. “But, I think it keeps me loose. Last week, I ran the hurdles at district. So, I run, I throw and I jump.� And Dunivan has no problem pinpointing her success in the high jump. “I think I have to credit volleyball for that,� the middle blocker on the state champion Lady Vikings, said. “Some of the warmups we do are just excruciating. That helps me a lot with my jumping.� And she is not satisfied yet. “I am long jumping Fri-

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Post 184 ready to get started Open season in Wittenberg tourney BY ROB KISER Sports Editor As always, there are some new faces mixed in with returners for the Piqua American Legion Post 184 baseball team, who will open the season Friday in the Wittenberg University Tournament. But, coach Jim Roberts has high expectations, as always. “I am excited to see what this team is going to do,” Roberts said. With approximately 25 games schedule for the month of June, pitching is always important. Among the pitchers on this year’s tem are Trevor Jacobs (Indian Lake), Jacob Burk (Greenville), Tyler Zimmerman (Greenville), Jon Edwards (Greenville), Colin Lavey (Piqua), Ethan Bruns (Versailles) and Zach Niekamp. “Those are the main guys that will be pitching,” Roberts said. “But, probably 75 percent of our roster is guys who can pitch. Our schedule in June is loaded.” The catchers will include Damian Richard (Versailles), Bailey Hayworth (Greenville) and Buddy Nix (Piqua). As for the infield and outfield, Roberts sees plenty of versatility.

Roberts said. “We seem to play better after that.” May 25-28, at Wittenberg Tourney, TBA May 31, URBANA, 7 p.m. now, Right June 3, MIAMISBURGH (DH), 2 p.m. Roberts doesn’t June 5, at Hillsboro, 7 p.m. expect to have June 6, TROY, 7 p.m. the Versailles June 7, at Lima, 7 p.m. players, with June 10, at Sidney (DH), 1 p.m. the Tigers playJune 11, at Lima, 6 p.m. ing in the DiviJune 12, LIMA, 7 p.m. June 13, at Miamisburg, 6 p.m. sion III regional June 14-17, at Nischwitz Tourney, TBA tournament. June 18, SPRINGFIELD, 7 p.m. “I hope they June 19, LIMA, 7 p.m. keep winning June 20, at Troy, 7:30 p.m. and go all the June 21-24, at Chillicothe Tourney, TBA way,” Roberts June 25, at Warhawks (Wittenberg), 6 said. “I was June 26, at Urbana, 6 p.m. June 27, at Troy, 7:30 p.m. counting on four June 29, SIDNEY, 7 p.m. or five guys June 30, at Chillicothe (DH), 2 p.m. from Versailles July 3, HILLSBORO, 6 p.m. to start, so that July 5, at Urbana, 6 p.m. July 7, at Lancaster (DH), 1 p.m. is going to make July 8, at Pickerington (DH), 11 a.m. things interestJuly 9, WARHAWKS, 6 p.m. ing this weekJuly 10-13, a District Tournament, TBA end.” Piqua is comGuys who will see action included Jeff Paul (St. ing off a 30-plus win seaHenry), Kyle Pippenger son and is looking for its (Tri-Village), Brandon fourth straight district Wysong (Bradford), Trevor title and a berth in the Sherman (Russia), Reece state tournament. Piqua will compete with Jones (Greenville), Kyle Niekamp (Versailles) and Troy and Urbana in the Domic Richard (Ver- district tournament this summer. sailles). “That is the team (Troy) “I feel like we have two guys of equal ability at we like to beat,” Roberts every position,” Roberts said. “Frosty Brown does a said. “It is going to make it great job with them. “We have been fortuhard to fill out a lineup nate the last three years card.” And Roberts feels just and just been an hair betas good about the team’s ter.” And Roberts can’t wait offense. ROB KISER/CALL FILE PHOTO “It usually takes a week to see what this year is Colin Lavey will pitch for Piqua American Legion Post 184 this summer. to get a feel for the team,” going to bring.

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Driver all business Helio goes for fourth Indy 500 INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Helio Castroneves stood stoically in his garage eating lunch this May. The gregarious personality that won over racing fans and dancing fans years ago is still there, it's just been replaced. This month, the Brazilian driver is all about getting down to the business of winning. "We want to win them all," Castroneves said. "That's the objective or the goal of every team, every car." For Castroneves, Sunday's race isn't just another Indianapolis 500. He's chasing history, again, as he always seems to do at his favorite race track, the 2.5-mile Brickyard. As a 26-year-old in 2001, Castroneves became the second straight rookie to win the race. The next year, he ended a more than three decade drought between back-to-back winners. In 2003, he came back and won the pole before finishing as the runner-up to teammate Gil de Ferran — making him the first driver in more than half a century to finish first or second in each of his first three Indy starts. Bill Holland finished second, second and first from 1947-49. Little has changed over the last decade as Castroneves has continued to dominate on Indy's historic oval, where he has nine top-10 finishes in 11 starts and six in the top five.

He's won four more Indy poles, putting him in a second-place tie with Rex Mays and A.J. Foyt, trailing only his driving coach, Rick Mears (six). When Castroneves won his third Indy crown in 2009, he became the first foreign-born driver to achieve that feat, and with one more win, Castroneves would break up the American monopoly of Foyt, Al Unser and Mears in the race's most exclusive group — the fourtime winners club. Sunday would be a fitting time to do it, too. Team owner Roger Penske, who was won more 500s than any owner in history, is celebrating the 40th anniversary of his first Indy win this weekend. But that's not how Castroneves is approaching race day. "It's cool when you think of it that way," he said. "Forty plus four, it would be great for me and for Roger as well. But that's not how we think about it." Instead, the chase for a fourth Indy win seems more like a distraction than a quest. Team Penske is so focused on the effort that the team owner, Penske president Tim Cindric and Mears have all kept quiet about Castroneves' historic quest, and the Brazilian seems content to let it be that way, too. There's a reason for all this: Castroneves has turned his focus to the basics.

Trio Continued from page 15 e trio were freshman. “I know when you have a situation like that, you can’t just give a freshman the position,” King said. “They needed to earn their spot. And they did that. I can’t tell you the exact number of games it was — but probably by the eighth or ninth game, they were all in the lineup.” And for Weber, who lives in Troy; and Hemm and Smith, who live in Piqua — it is an unusual story of success on the diamond. “Ben (Weber) and I have probably been going to school together since first grade,” Hemm said. “We all went to Piqua Catholic. The three of us have been playing baseball together since we were probably 10 years old.” All three also play on Brown’s Troy Post 43 American Legion team in the summer. “I guess that was kind of how we planned it,” Smith said. And for all they have accomplished on the field — they will take the field in the regional tournament for the third time in four years today — it is decisions they made earlier this spring that King is most proud of. They will all continue their playing careers next year — Smith at Division II Ashland and Hemm and Weber at Ohio Wesleyan and Defiance, respectively. “We have had some pretty good teams,” King said. “But, I haven’t had a lot of kids go on an play at the next level. It is not easy. You have to dedicate yourselves to playing in both the spring and you have to have a summer team. “It is unique that they have played together for so long, but it is great that they are going to play at the next level next year. I got to experience that


with my kids and their parents are really going to enjoy that.” And they all bring different talents to the diamond. Hemm started at Lehman as an outfielder before locking down the first base position. He has been named AllArea the last three years and was second team AllOhio last year. Hemm has plenty of pop in his bat, despite a rule change limiting that this year. While aluminum bats were banned this season, Hemm still has a .434 average with four home runs, seven doubles and 30 RBIs. “They went to the BB core bats this year,” King said. “It is for safety reasons and I understand that. But, the Arcanum tournament game last week was a great example. D.J. and Ben both hit balls that would have been out in the past and they stayed in the park.” Hemm said the choice of Ohio Wesleyan was an easy one. “I really liked the school and the team when I visited there,” Hemm said. Weber provides a great combination of speed, power and defense in centerfield. Like Hemm, he was AllArea the last three years. He was also honorable mention All-Ohio as a sophomore and first team

All-Ohio last spring. He is batting .424 with three triples, 12 doubles and 23 RBIs. And Weber has added to his repertoire this spring, with a 7-1 record on the mound as a second pitcher that becomes so important this time of year. “He had the arm, so we developed him into a pitcher this season,” King said. “At this point, I would like to think he has become a pretty savvy pitcher.” Weber is going to continue his baseball at Defiance College. “I just really liked the coaches and everything about the school,” Weber said. But, he doesn’t deny there is still some unfinished business for him and his team. “It would be great if we could win state,” Weber, who saw Minster win state after beating Lehman in the regional finals last spring. “It we would be nice if we could play Minster (in the regional finals).” Smith, a hard-throwing righthander, has done everything you ask on the mound for King and more. This is a typical season with Smith owning a 10-2 record with .77 ERA and 144 strikeouts, against just 15 walks. After being a secondteam All-Area pitcher a sophomore and junior, he was named the Miami Val-

ley Baseball Coaches Association Division IV Player of the Year this spring. “The great thing about Alex is he is just rewriting everything,” King said. “He is going to finish with more than 30 wins and more than 400 strikeouts. I have never had anyone put those kind of numbers up. It is pretty impressive for a guy who is 160, 165 pounds soaking wet.” Smith is looking forward to playing for Ashland. “I really like everything up there when I visited,” he said. “It is hard to believe (his high school career is almost over). I really want to win a state championship.” Some may have thought that was unrealistic after losing six starters off last year’s regional final team — but, King never doubted it for a second. “I knew had three staples — three great players coming back,” King said. “You throw in the other kids we had coming back, including the seniors, and the freshman group we have, I knew we could be pretty good.” The Cavaliers were down to their last out in the sectional finals, before scoring three runs to win. “That just kind of gives you a spark,” Hemm said. And King is enjoying the ride as the Cavaliers take a 21-5 record into today’s game — and it is not hard for him to pinpoint their key to success. “Not just these three guys — but all the seniors — they do a great job providing leadership,” King said. “This whole team — they really like each other and enjoy playing baseball. I know I am watching three thorough breads. I just want to keep it going a little longer.” Before three special players go their separate ways.


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TROY area, 2 bedroom townhouses, 1-1/2 bath, furnished appliances, W/D hookup, A/C, No dogs $475. (937)339-6776. TROY TOWNHOUSE, 2 Bedroom 1.5 bath. Stephenson Drive. $495 monthly, Ask about free gift, (937)216-4233. WEST MILTON Townhouse. 2 Bedroom 1.5 bath. $485 monthly, Ask about free month, (937)216-4233 WOODGATE APARTMENTS, 1433 Covington, 1 bedroom, very quiet. $406 monthly, Special $299 deposit if qualified, (937)773-3530, (937)418-9408

TIPP CITY, 2 Bedroom, screened deck, large rooms, garage. $650 Month. Small pets ok. (937)339-3961

1618 BROOKPARK, 2 bedroom, 2 bath, 2 car garage, gas heat, AC, small patio, no pets, $675 (937)506-8319.

COVINGTON 2 bedroom townhouse, $495. No Pets. (937)698-4599, (937)572-9297.

3 & 4 BEDROOM houses available, Piqua, $ 8 5 0 - $ 9 5 0 , (937)778-9303 days, (937)604-5417 evenings.

NICE, LARGE 1 bedroom, downstairs, 610 North Wayne, $390, t r p e l t i e r @ ya h o o. c o m . (937)778-0933. PIQUA, Parkridge Place. Roomy 2 bedroom, 1.5 baths, central air, washer/ dryer hook-up. $500. (419)629-3569. PIQUA, 2 bedroom carpeted, in Parkridge, A/C, stove, fridge, $400 month, $400 deposit. NO PETS! Call (937)418-6056. PIQUA, unique loft, 1 bedroom efficiency, a/c, utilities included, $150 week plus deposit. Appliances furnished. (937)418-1891

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EXERCISE BIKE New BioDyno 250 Schwinn exercise bike. Paid $500, will let go for $350. (937)552-7657 Judy

510 Appliances AIR CONDITIONER, window style, works good, $75 (937)418-4639.

Gun & Knife Show Shelby County Fairgrounds, Saturday May 26th, 8:30am-3:00pm and the last Saturday of every month.

570 Lawn and Garden POND PLANTS, Potted Lillies & bog plants. Free goldfish and umbrella palm w/purchase. (937)676-3455 or (937)417-5272 Laura, OH

577 Miscellaneous CEMETERY LOTS 58.B lot with 2 graves in Covington Cemetery. $600. (937)778-8692

HOSPITAL BED with mattress. Hoyer lift. Wheel chair. (937)492-1120 KITTENS, free to good home, 1 calico, 1 tiger, playful and litter trained, (937)606-4936 KITTENS, need good inside homes, approximately 4 months, (1) all black male, (1) female with unusual color pattern. Call Norma for details (937)676-3455 or (937) 417-5272 MINI DACHSHUND puppies, short haired. First shots. Reds and piebald. Adorable! Males, $200. Females, $225. (937)418-4353. MINIATURE DACHSHUND PUPPIES, lovable long coats, 2 red, 2 black and tan, 1 chocolate, 1 chocolate double dapple, AKC, written guarantee, 1st shot , wormed. $250-$350 (937)667-1777 POODLE/ SHI-TZU puppies, shots & wormed. Ready May 26th. $50 deposit will hold until then. $200, (419)236-8749.

CRIB, highchair, cradle, playpen guard rail, packn-play, carseat, gate, tub, blankets, clothes, collectable dolls, Disney Animated phones, doll chairs. (937)339-4233 CRIB, real wood, good condition, $75 (937)339-4233

315 Condos for Rent

BRADFORD, 313 South Miami Avenue, 4 rooms down, 3 bedrooms up, fireplace, big back yard, wrap around front porch. $525 plus deposit, (937)448-2445

320 Houses for Rent

BRADFORD, 236 East Church, Completely remodeled inside and out. 94% Furnace, air conditioning, hot water heater, dishwasher, disposal. Wiring and plumbing brought up to code. Car and a half garage with upstairs. Large yard, beautiful fireplace, stone chimney. $625 plus deposit, (937)448-2445 PIQUA, 2 bedroom, no pets, $450 month, $450 deposit, (937)778-0751, (937)418-7922.

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HOME GYM, 3 Station Weider Pro 9645, 2 independent stacks of weights, use for toning, muscle size/ strength & cardio, $250, (937)296-6791 TAILOR, Tandom axle tailor, 6'8" wide, 16' long, flatbed, used to haul bobcats, $1050. Call (937)339-3353 TRICYCLE, new adult tricycle, $350. Call (937)773-9484. WALKER, adult, adjustable height, (937)339-4233

folds, $20.

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

WIRE SAW Gryphon Diamond wire saw for cutting glass. $125. (937)658-3551

585 Produce PICKED STRAWBERRIES, Ready at Burns' Market, 4865 Myers Road, Covington, 1/3 Mile East off State Route 41, No Sunday Sales

586 Sports and Recreation BASEBALL BATS, Easton Stealth Big barrel, -9, 31 inch, 22 ounces, Demarini Vexxum, long barrel, -8.5, 31 inch, $110 each or $200 for both, Firm (937)778-1852 RIFLES, 2 Rueger Pro pellet rifles, 1400 FPS, never used, $110 each or $200 for both, Firm, (937)778-1852

592 Wanted to Buy 583 Pets and Supplies CATS/KITTENS Free to good home were dropped off in front of my home call (937)773-3829

BUYING! Pre-1980’s Comic Books, Star Wars, GI Joe, Marvel, He-Man, Transformers and More. Call (937)638-3188.

Large School Auction The Upper Valley Career Center, 8811 Career Dr., Piqua, Oh, no longer having use for the following items, will be offering them for sale at a public auction. Auction Date:

Saturday, June 16, 2012. 9:00 AM Location: Upper Valley Career Center, Applied Technology Center.

FARM PUBLIC SALE Bids will be received for the sale and purchase of 166 acres, more or less, located at the corner of Miller Road and Fessler-Buxton Road, Section 22, Loramie Township, Shelby County, Ohio. The property is subject to a cash rent lease through December 31, 2013. The successful bidder will receive all rents payable after the date of sale. A copy of the lease will be enclosed with the bid package referred to below. All bids shall be sealed. Bid opening shall occur on Friday, June 15, 2012 at 10:30 a.m. For a legal description of the property, bid forms, and bidding instructions, contact Ralph F. Keister, of Faulkner, Garmhausen, Keister & Shenk, Courtview Center – Suite 300, 100 South Main Avenue, Sidney, Ohio 45365; telephone: 937-492-1271 or fax: 937-498-1306, or e-mail:

The following are a sampling of items being offered for sale

J Student desks J Student chairs J Teacher desks J Teacher chairs J Lockers J Storage cabinets J Bookcases J File cabinets J Kitchen equipment J Misc. industrial equipment J Lab top/Desk top computers J Misc. A/V equipment Items sold as is and there is no warranty offered or implied. All sales are final. For a more complete list of auction items and pictures please visit our website at:



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SUNDAY MAY 27th 10:30 A.M. Guns: 12ga Win mod 1200 pump; 12ga Mossberg 500A pump; 12ga Stevens single shot; 22cal Hamilton # 27 single shot; 22cal Savage Arms BA; RGMA Military rifle; rough Belgium laminated barrel double; boot pistol; flare gun; mod 96, 99, &111B Daisy BB guns; compound bow; hunting arrows; powder horns; old hand shot shell loader; Indian Artifacts: several flint arrow heads and stone found on the farm; Antiques, Toys, Collectibles & Primitives: early walnut grain meal bin; wash stand w/ 2 dwrs.; water fall buffet; kitchen cabinet w/ granite work top; cedar chest on legs; painted oak dresser; bed; grained desk; dresser w/ mirror; vanity; wood commode; treadle sewing machine; floor glass show case; 2 trunks; ship trunk; hand operated Lovell MFG, Erie PA. washing machine w/ wood tub; barrel type washing machine w/ rack; player piano w/ several rolls; OH Wringer Co. 2 wheel cart; Delaval cream separator; sm. Sears & Roebuck cream separator; lots of marbles; buttons; hook & ladder pedal car; Garto pedal tractor; old brass oilers; sm. oil cans; 2 Harley Davidson oil cans, full; store scales; pocket knives; sad irons, flat irons, coal iron, gas iron; large handmade model of sailing ship; several toys including wind up, pressed metal toys, Structo cement truck; Tonka hydraulic dump trk.; Tonka end loader; tin school bus; CI cars & trucks; model cars; 2 Texan 38, 2 Hubley, Pony Boy, & Tex cap guns; dlb. barrel cork gun; Cresent child’s CI stove; Sloopy alarm clock; and other toys; wood seat tricycle; wooden wheel barrow; wooden pump; wood rnd. butter churn; glass butter churn; F W Ross Co. Spfld OH fodder cutter; wooden fork; grain cradle; Conservo canner; pedal grinding wheel w/ seat; pull down ceiling light fixture for 3 oil lamps; oil lamps; 2 mantle clocks; Elliott 36 day wall clock; gas light; Rex store paper cutter; metal Miami Valley Regional Transit Authority sign; RR tie tongs; sm. forge; RR lanterns; barn lanterns; cherry pitter; 8 candle mold; foot adze; wood & metal ice skates; 30 gal crock; other crocks & bowls; wood potato slicer w/ yellow paint; old wrenches; broad axe; hay knife; slate foot warmer; brass cuspidor; carbide light; ½ pint 2 qt. Miami Co Dairy & qt. IMDOD of Dayton milk bottles; 7 Eshland Dairy cottage cheese bottles; sm. granite lunch pail; bowl pitcher set; Shirley Temple bowl & creamer; 2 small bisque dolls; egg scale; floor model crank record player; Koehler beer light; post drill; CI 1 row corn planter; Champion CI implement seat; 3 burner kerosene stove top; lard press; pink depression pcs.; wheat pattern dishes; S&P sets; ind. salts; books; ice picks; Stanley shaves; advertising yard sticks; smoking stand; lightning rods. Misc: 6 heavy oak chairs; king head board; baby crib; and many other items too numerous to list. Please note: Guns sell first, followed by collectibles. TERMS: Cash or check w/ proper ID also MC, Visa, Discover & American Express accepted with 4% clerking fee. Food served by “The Farmer’s Daughter” Auctioneer’s note:

Ron Johnson- owner

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Phil Thompson & Harley Jackson Auctioneers


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2010 KAWASAKI NINJA 250R SPECIAL EDITION New condition, only 1700 mi. New Yoshimura exhaust, great gas mile, purchased at Rehmert's. A great graduation gift! $3000 OBO. (937)489-3560 PROBATE COURT OF MIAMI COUNTY, OHIO W. McGREGOR DIXON, JR., JUDGE IN RE: CHANGE OF NAME OF ALEXANDER NOEL GARCIA TO ALEXANDER MICHAEL CAVANAUGH CASE NO. 85465 NOTICE OF HEARING ON CHANGE OF NAME Applicant hereby gives notice to all interested persons that the applicant has filed an Application for Change of Name in the Probate Court of Miami County, Ohio requesting the change of name of Alexander Noel Garcia to Alexander Michael Cavanaugh. The hearing on the application will be held on the 25th day of June, 2012 at 1 o’clock P.M. in the Probate Court of Miami County, located at 201 West Main Street, Troy, Ohio 45373. Sarah Cavanaugh 215 North Third Street Tipp City, Ohio 45371 5/24/2012 2287092

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Data Image, on behalf of its customer Upper Valley Medical Center, notified all affected individuals that on March 21, 2012, some of their personal information could have been accessed through Data Image’s online billing system. The information available was limited to name, address, hospital account number and balance owed to the hospital, but no clinical information was accessible.

The Area Agency on Aging, PSA 2 seeks Letters of Intent from service providers who are interested in receiving a three year contract for provision of specified Older Americans Act (OAA) and Senior Community Services (SCS) funded services for older adults, age 60 and older, residing in Champaign, Clark, Darke, Greene, Logan, Miami, Montgomery, Preble and Shelby counties through a competitive Request for Proposal process. The contract period begins January 1, 2013 and continues through December 31, 2015. Letters of Intent are due June 25, 2012. Questions are to be directed to Jeanne Mbagwu, Community Services Manager for the Area Agency on Aging, PSA 2 at (937) 341-3019 or 1-800-258-7277.


Data Image and its customer Upper Valley Medical Center are taking this incident very seriously. An investigation has been conducted and safeguards have been implemented to prevent the potential for any further disclosures of personal information. Patients with questions may contact Data Image at or in the alternative write at: Upper Valley Medical Center Support C/O Data Image 2345 Gratiot Rd SE Newark, OH 43055

Please view the Area Agency on Aging website, for specific instructions and the listing of priority services for this funding. Questions are to be directed to Jeanne Mbagwu, Community Services Manager for the Area Agency on Aging, PSA2 at (937) 341-3019 or 1-800-258-7277.








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A tiny piece of equipment in constant evolution Designed to elevate the ball on the tee-off, the tee has evolved considerably over the years. This simple little wooden peg has made a lot of progress and still remains an important accessory for golfers. The time is long gone when players used a pile of sand to elevate the ball! The arrival of the wooden tee not only allowed golfers to improve their drives but also to avoid damaging the grass on the tee-offs. Tees have become much more sophisticated over the years. These days they are made mainly from variously coloured wood or plastic. Some golfers prefer the traditional wooden tees for their effectiveness, while others will opt for those made in plastic because of their greater durability. Large manufacturers of golf equipment are constantly searching for improvements and a wide variety of tees are now available on the market. One option is the wooden tee in two colours and varying lengths, while the range of plastic tees is more elaborate. Apart from conventional tees it is also possible to obtain “zero friction” tees, where the ball is placed on three small supports. There are also oversized “brush”


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tees that reduce the rotation of the ball and tees of adjustable heights. Biodegradable tees made of bamboo are also available in specialized stores. It’s hard to believe that one of the smallest and most useful accessories continues to help golfers improve their game!

Approach shots make all the difference Getting to the green on par (one shot for a par 3, two for a par 4, and three for a par 5) is not an easy thing to achieve for the average golfer. Even the best players professional manage to maintain a 70 percent success rate with difficulty. That is why it is so important to get good results from your approach shots. Any expert will tell you that the game around the green is one of the most important, if not the most important element of your golf game. Well-executed approach shots can help you play on par or reduce your score by the end of the round. In a radius of 25 to 35 metres from the green, the choice of club should take into ac-


count the presence or absence of obstacles, the slope of the green, and the position of the flag. If your ball is positioned right behind a sand trap you will have to lob the ball and limit its roll. A pitching wedge or sand wedge would be appropriate for this type of shot. The fluidity of the swing and the position (a little closer to the ball with a swinging movement) are the two elements needed for a successful shot. Before hitting the ball, be sure to visualize the spot where you want the ball to land. If no obstacle is present, use the club which you are most comfortable with. Near the green, a short swing with a 4 or 5 iron will enable you to roll the ball near the target. Be particularly careful to avoid a hesitant swing and plan to spend some time on the practice range in order to work on your “short” game. This is guaranteed to have a positive effect on your score card.

Golf is a great sport for spending an enjoyable day with all the family.

Playing golf with the family What could be better than spending an enjoyable day on the golf course with the people you love? That’s right! Golf is one of the most popular sports for socializing, relaxing, issuing challenges, and getting lots of fresh air, all at the same time! The time is long gone when golf clubs were the privileged domain of business men and off limits to women! Today, more and more golf clubs offer various packages so that all the members of a family have access to their courses. Many clubs offer annual memberships to couples or families, allowing parents to plan regular rounds of golf with their children. As well as the pleasure of sharing the same passion, golf allows families to spend quality time together. If the members of your family aren’t all at the same level, playing at an executive golf course (par 3 and 4) will provide a good initiation for beginners and a different challenge to the more experienced. To add a competitive element to a family round, why not change partners from time to time, forming fatherdaughter, mother-son teams, etc. A great idea for your next family vacation is to find a destination where you can enjoy the pleasures of golf together. Travel specialists will be able to advise you about foreign travel packages or holiday resorts which specialize in golf and family activities. 2277736

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The importance of the mind Golf is a complex game. As well as having to master techniques, golfers must also be able to control their emotions. It’s all true that there is plenty to enjoy in the fresh air and social aspects of the game, but players must also realize that golf is a sport in which the mind plays a vital role. Experts will tell you that golfers spend an average of 90 percent of their time on the golf course thinking and 10 percent swinging and hitting the ball. This is why it’s so important to make the right decisions. Whether you’re a regular, occasional, or professional golfer, the object of the game stays the same. Apart from mastering techniques, golf requires concentration and will power. A good balance between discipline, the control of movements, and the psychological aspects of the game will add to your enjoyment and lead to suc-

cess in this demanding sport. The first thing to realize is that you are, above all, playing for yourself and not for your partners. Set your objectives and give yourself the means of reaching them. Appreciate your good shots and learn to accept the poor ones. Did you miss a shot because you lifted your head or because your shoulders weren’t in the right position? Tell yourself that this lack of concentration is behind you. In other words don’t dwell on the past, continually thinking about the reasons for missing the shot, as this could well haunt you for the rest of the round. Success in golf largely depends on your ability to concentrate, to master the techniques of visualization, of positive thinking, and self-confidence. In other words, you are the master of your own destiny!

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