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Honda honors Piqua firm Industry Products recognized for outstanding record BY WILL E SANDERS Staff Writer PIQUA — Representatives from one of the nation’s leading automobile producers awarded the largest manufacturing firm in Piqua with a major award Thursday for its excellence in delivery.

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Industry Products Company Inc., 500 Statler Road, and a sister plant in Alabama delivered approximately 4.3 million parts to Honda last year, said Dean Schroeder, a senior staff engineer with Honda who presented the Honda delivery recognition award. “You should all be very proud of this achievement,” Schroeder said. “Out of over 600 part suppliers, this award was only given to 53 suppliers. Your achievement MIKE ULLERY/STAFF PHOTOS is even more remarkable because FOR PHOTO REPRINTS, GO TO WWW.DAILYCALL.COM Employees of Industry Products gather to accept a service award it took place during a year when from Honda on Thursday. Inset photo: Selected IPC employees pose See Piqua firm/Page 2 for a photo with Honda representatives following the ceremony.


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City announces holiday closing PIQUA — Piqua city offices will be closed Monday to allow city employees to observe Memorial Day. Garbage, refuse and recycling collections will not be made on Monday. Monday through Friday collections will be one day late with pick up on Saturday, June 2, for Friday’s collection. The city urges customers to place their containers at their usual collection points the evening before for early pick-ups the following day.

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Board hires replacement for Patrick BY LINDSAY NOCE Staff Writer BRADFORD — Bradford Exempted Village Board of Education held a special session Wednesday introducing the new superintendent, David Warvel of Minster, who signed a three-year contract with the board. MIKE ULLERY/STAFF PHOTOS FOR PHOTO REPRINTS, GO TO WWW.DAILYCALL.COM Authorization to apA mallard hen and her ducklings have a supply of food and water in the court- prove Warvel for up to a yard at Sterling House in Piqua thanks to resident Silas Maxson. maximum of 10 days of pay at a per diem rate of $365.38 was motioned by Mike Miller, board vice president and seconded by board member Rodney

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. Mon- BY BETHANY J. day to respond to cus- ROYER tomer concerns. The Staff Writer number is 773-2725.

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PIQUA — A sure sign of spring for the residents at Sterling House, an assisted living center for seniors, is not the buds on trees or flowering of tulips but rather the arrival of one female mallard to the West High Street facility. In the safety of the wellattended and peaceful courtyard the mallard flies in to lay an average Do you have an idea for a of 10 Local Front story? Let Susan Hartley know at to a 773-2721 ext. 14 or e-mail to dozen eggs in what appears to be a favorite southwest corner. It is here that the duck will raise her brood for the next few months, enjoying the privilege of a unique sanctuary while under the experienced, watchful, and caring eye of resident Silas Maxson. Since his arrival almost seven years ago at Sterling House, Maxson anticipates the mallard’s annual return, visiting his spring-time companions twice-a-day with three different special types of feed


Silas Maxson, affectionately known as “The Duck Whisperer,” has tended to a mallard hen and her brood for the past several years at Sterling House assisted living community on West High Street in Piqua. Maxson provides the ducks with a daily ration of food and water. and offerings of water. is fed to the ducklings only “You don’t want to over- after four to five weeks of feed them cause you want age due to its coarse nathem to go out and hunt,” ture that can cause probsaid Maxson of this year’s lems with swelling in the eight ducklings as he ex- feet. “Wait until they get a plained the various types little bit bigger so they can of food that he offers. One See Flock/Page 2 type is cracked corn that

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Kaiser. T h e extra d a y s will be paid in o n e lump sum to be incl ud e d in the WARVEL first pay period of September 2012, and were approved to allow Warvel to help prepare for the district’s early school start date of Aug. 13. Warvel is coming to Bradford from Ft. Loramie Schools in Shelby County, where he serves as junior high and high school principal. “I’m honored, this is a

COVINGTON — Physical education teachers all over the state are preparing for big changes. For the first time, beginning next school year, students will have standards that must be met in their physical education classes. These standards will be included on the district’s report card, but will not affect rating. Standards must be met in academic subject areas, but previously were not required for physical education. “It’s holding us accountable that we are teaching quality material,” said Laura Kaiser, physical education teacher at Covington Elementary School. The state adopted the standards in 2009. Students are classified by grade bands with each grade band having six standards. The grade bands are: kindergarten to second grade, third to fifth See Phys-ed/Page 2

New guidelines Ohio has set the following physical education standards, which will begin with the upcoming school year: • Standard 1 — Demonstrates competency in motor skills and movement patterns needed to perform a variety of physical activities. • Standard 2 — Demonstrates understanding of movement concepts, principles, strategies and tactics as they apply to the learning and performance of physical activities. • Standard 3 — Participates regularly in physical activity. • Standard 4 — Achieves and maintains a health-enhancing level of physical fitness. • Standard 5 — Exhibits responsible personal behavior and social behavior that respects self and others in physical activity settings. • Standard 6 — Values physical activity for health, enjoyment, challenge, self-expression and/or social interaction.


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Neighbor accused of shooting dog West Milton woman finds pet with bullet hole in its neck BY MELANIE YINGST Ohio Community Media



Piqua High School senior Imari Witten is all smiles as she leaves the stage after receiving her certificate during the Upper Valley Career Center Convocation at Hobart Arena in Troy on Thursday. This was the 37th annual convocation ceremony for the former Upper Valley Joint Vocational School and the first graduating class for the newly named Upper Valley Career Center.

UV Career Center honors seniors TROY — Three hundred Upper Valley Career Center seniors made the march together into Hobart Arena in Troy, for the 37th annual convocation on Thursday. The seniors, representing 14 associate schools and several open-enrollment schools and from 30 different career technical programs, each received a Certificate of Career Technical Achievement with

Honors, a Certificate of Career Technical Achievement, a Career Technical Certificate, or a Record of Participation. Jason Haak, executive director, greeted the graduates and welcomed guests. Jessica Rayl, Student Senate president and Interactive Media major from Fairlawn High School, led the Pledge of Allegiance and addressed her classmates

expressing her congratulations, reminiscence of their shared experience, and plans for the future. Ty Lotz, Upper Valley Career Center Board of Education president from Shelby County Educational Service Center offered the graduates his congratulations and presented three Awards of Appreciation in recognition of their contribution of time and resources to improve

the Army, serving in the Korean War. Upon his return with a leg injury from shrapnel, he went back to farming for almost a dozen years before the wound forced him out. For that time there were no birds as his farm consisted of livestock, such as swine and beef cattle. Now at Sterling house, Maxson’s fine-feathered group were hiding behind various bushes or trees in the courtyard Wednesday afternoon from other residents until they spied their caretaker approaching. “It’s funny how mother nature has provided for them,” said Maxson of the mallard’s consistent return that leaves some speculation on whether it is the same bird each spring. Though the “Duck Whisperer,” as he is fondly referred to at the assisted living center, is confident it is the same duck. “She knows me, anybody else she’ll shy away, I’ll talk to them and communicate a little bit with them. I’ll ask, ‘Are you guys hungry?’ It’s quite comical the reaction you get from them.”

Unsure of what drew the mallard in originally, Liz Carroll, sales marketing manager for Sterling, worried whether the duck would return after some minor re-landscaping this year. “Every year we get a duck that comes in, she builds a nest and has babies,” said Carroll. “She flies in, but I’m sure its not the same duck.” While there’s curiosity over whether it is the same mallard returning every spring, the mother and her ducklings are certainly the darlings of Sterling House, partaking in goodies from other residents that Maxson would rather they not feed to them such as bread. The mallards also enjoy a baby pool set up just for them in the courtyard, complete with bricks for steps in and out and a wooden plank. However, due to their numbers and size, come the first to second week of July another process begins, one that the Sterling staff and residents refer to as the duck round-up. “We actually get out there and have to round them up into a cage, be-

Flock Continued from page 1 handle it.” A second feed consists of 20 percent protein that Silas breaks down into smaller pieces until the ducklings are big enough to swallow it, which makes up the third. There’s a method to his feedings besides protein and size, as portion control for these wild birds is important, too. “Leave them a little bit hungry so they’ll run out through the grasses to hunt worms, bugs in the grass,” explained Maxson as he showed how the ducks have become accustomed to their caretaker’s presence so that he is able to approach them. “They’ll come up to me, soon as they see me, boy they’ll run up.” Maxson has a history with fowl, having grown up on a farm in Conover where his first chore was caring for chickens. “I fed them, gathered the eggs, provided water for them,” said Maxson, who attended Conover school, as he lived right next door. At 21 years of age he was drafted into

the educational opportunities of the Upper Valley Career Center students. Haak presided at the Convocation assisted by Superintendent Dr. Nancy Luce; and administrators Matt Meyer, Joe Davis, Stephanie Johnson, Dr. Gene Cordonnier, Deb Holthaus and Terry Krogman. High School faculty members presented seniors with their certificates. Continued from page 1 we were faced with severe parts disruption followed by a devastating earthcause they get so big, you quake in Japan and can’t keep them here,” ex- major floods in Thailand.” plained Carroll. “We’ll He continued: “Everyhave a duck round-up, it’s one should feel pride and pretty comical but it’s kind satisfaction for playing a of scary, too, at the same part in earning this prestime.” tigious award.” Staff will gather the Patty Mattis, an execuducklings inside the cage, tive assistant at IPC, said something of a chaotic the company has received process, then cart them a many awards in the past, short distance to the back including for quality, but of the building where a re- to her knowledge it was tention pool and woodland the company’s first top awaits. The mother sitting delivery award. on the roof through a pro“Today we are getting duction the residents at an award from Honda for Sterling get to watch. excellence in delivery for When all has ended, the mallard returns to her being one of their top supbrood where they fly off; pliers and running a very another generation re- high percentage of deliveries.” turned to the wild. With a plant in Piqua “You never see them again,” said Maxson after and also another facility the departure, at least in Anniston, Ala., the until next spring when the company employs about mallard will make a re- 430 people and is the turn to lay her eggs in her largest manufacturing favored corner so as to employer in the city of raise another brood in the Piqua, company and city sanctuary of the Sterling officials noted. House courtyard. Bill Murphy, assistant “It really gives him a city manager and ecosense of purpose,” said nomic development direcCarroll of Maxson, their tor, said the award “Duck Whisperer.” “It “speaks very highly” of gives him something to look forward to every year.”

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Continued from page 1 week set by the state such as with Ohio Achievement Assessments and Ohio Graduation Tests. However, gym teachers will determine when to do the physical education assessments. These can be done throughout the year, if so desired. Amended Substitute House Bill 119, effective June 30, 2007, required the state board of education to adopt standards for physical education. It also required the ODE to hire a coordinator of physical education. The final part of this bill required all school districts, community schools and chartered nonpublic schools to report the number of minutes and classes per week of physical education for students in grades K-8

during the 2006-07 and 2007-08 school years. The state then formed a committee to look at physical education needs and create consistent language and framework regarding the field. This committee consisted of curriculum directors, university faculty, public educators and a physician. Senate Bill 210, passed in 2010, established nutritional standards for certain foods and drinks sold in schools, included physical activity and nutrition as part of the health curriculum, required newly hired physical education teachers to have a PE license and required that districts get students moving 30 minutes each day. Districts can opt out of the 30-minute require-

the company. “It also helps out Piqua and we can use this as an opportunity to talk about businesses that are doing well and help us in our attractions efforts,” Murphy said. “Companies like to be in communities where there is success. Anytime we can talk about success and share that success it helps us attract more companies to our community.” Earlier this month ground was broken on a 123,000 square foot, high bay addition to IPC that will allow the company to better accommodate their increased volume of parts. Founded in 1966, IPC is a family-owned business and lead producer of tire covers, load floors, moisture barriers, intransit protection and NVH components for a large percentage of American manufactured automobiles.

No obituaries The Daily Call received no obituaries for today’s edition.


Phys-ed Continued from page 1 grade, sixth to eighth grade and ninth to twelfth grade. Each standard has two benchmarks. Teachers must implement these assessments by the end of the grade band using provided spreadsheets and report the data to the Ohio Department of Education. Teachers will give students a rating of 3, advanced; 2, proficient; or 1, limited. According to Kaiser, Covington is shooting for level 2 from their students. The ODE will then take an average of the reported data and that will be included on the report cards. Individual results will not be shown on the report card. Academic assessments must be done during the

WEST MILTON — A West Milton dog owner went out to check on one of their three dogs late Tuesday night and found her canine shot in its neck. According to the Miami County Sheriff’s Office, William Leffew, of Emerick Road, West Milton, reported his wife found their dog in the back of their fenced in yard with a bullet hole in its neck. The dog was treated at an emergency veterinarian where the bullet was cut out of the dog’s chest area. Pictures of the dog have circulated around social media sites such as Facebook. Leffew believed his neighbor, Gary Barga, shot his dog, stating that the neighbors have had an ongoing dispute for a few years, of which involved the dogs. Barga called in to the sheriff ’s office and reported the dog had attacked him and that’s

why he shot it. Barga said he was awakened by his own dogs barking and grabbed his Glock 9mm gun and went outside. He said he saw the two dogs near his own dogs, which were crated. Barga yelled at the dogs to run off and one left. Barga claimed the other dog lunged at him and Barga claimed to have shot a warning shot, but the dog did not move. The dog again lunged at Barga and he then shot it. Barga said he saw the dog run to Leffew’s porch and he said he shouted towards the Leffew’s house to let them know he shot their dog, but no one answered. Miami County Sheriff’s officials asked Barga why he did not call 9-1-1 and Barga said he did not know what he was supposed to do. Leffew said he had argued with Barga in his driveway the day after the incident and said Barga admitted to shooting his dog. Leffew also said the argument got heated and Barga was to have said to Leffew, “I shot your dog and if you are not careful, I’ll shoot you.” Leffew reportedly did not pursue charges. bills Veterinarian reached $500, according to the report.

ment as Covington has chosen to do. The bill also has districts conducting body mass index screenings for students that are sent home and are confidential to parents. Covington has chosen to opt out of the BMI screening as well. “We believe our dedication to our students’ health and wellness is not compromised by waiving these unfunded mandates as long as we maintain our focus on quality physical education instruction and a balanced school meal program,” Superintendent Dave Larson said. The state is currently developing assessments for health classes as well. Kaiser said these are expected to be in place in two years.

great opportunity to come to Bradford Schools and to work with great people here,” Warvel said. His immediate plans are to “talk with the current superintendent and get to know everybody and a fact-finding mission to see how things are going along here at Bradford Schools and then we’ll move forward to see how we can make things better for our kids here in Bradford.” Warvel and his wife Babette still live on Lake Loramie where he says, “We are enjoying the water at this point in time.” Warvel is no stranger to Darke County — he is a 1993 graduate of Ansonia High School. Outgoing superintend-

ent Jeff Patrick is taking a superintendent position in Darke County’s Franklin-Monroe school district. “The Bradford School District is moving in the right direction both academically and financially,” Patrick said Thursday. “I’m looking forward to working within the Franklin-Monroe School District as well.”

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Temperatures will climb each day through the end of the week to around 90 by the weekend. A weak disturbance may kick off a shower on Friday, but it still looks dry for most of the holiday period. We may see a late day shower or thunderstorm on Memorial Day with better chances Tuesday. High: 86 Low: 64.




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Fields named to Dean’s List CHARLESTON, S.C. — Emily Lucile Fields of Bradford has been named to the Dean’s List at The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina, for academic achievement during the spring semester of the 2011-12 academic year. Fields is a Cadet seeking a bachelor’s degree in biology . Dean’s List recognition is given to those students whose grade point average is 3.2 or higher with no grade below a C for the previous semester’s work.


Members of the musical John Wright family who will perform at the Piqua Public Library on May 31 include front, Jessie; second row, James, Justin, Jared, Joel; third row, Grandma Silvienne Overpeck, Deborah; and top row, Jack John national Piano Competition. He earned his degree in piano performance from Wright State University. In addition to piano and organ, the accomplished tenor plays guitar, drums, trumpet, and other brass instruments. His extensive musical experiences includes travels with rock bands and country bands. He currently teaches vocal music to students at Piqua Catholic School. Wright met his wife Deborah, a coloratura soprano music major also studying deaf studies, at Wright State. She plays French horn and cello. During the evening at the library Jim Wright, John’s brother, will perform a duet with him. John and Jim have a folk group named FishBall. Both

men and their three sisters were introduced to music at an early age by their father , John Wright, The elder John of St. Paris, was a professional drummer for 30 years with a swing band. The music of the evening will include performances by the children of John and Deborah. Jack, 14, plays piano, sings, and plays a number of instruments. Jared, 12, sings and plays guitar. James, 9, sings and plays drums. Justin, 8, sings and plays drums. Joel, 5, sings and plays piano. Jessie, 2, according to his father, “sings, but one never knows where.” The public is invited, and there is no admission charge.

In brief PIQUA — The Miami County chapter of Ohio Public Employee Retirees will meet at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, June 6, at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 248 Wood St., Piqua. Lunch is $10, payable at the door. Reservations needed no later than Thursday, May 31. Call Beth at 335-2771. The scheduled speaker is Ohio House Representative Richard Adams. Any area public employee or public employee retiree is invited to attend.

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PIQUA — Piqua Public Library will host the third in their Library Lounge series, The Sounds of Music With the John Wright Family, set for 7 p.m. Thursday, May 31, as the third in the series of Library Lounge programs sponsored by the Friends of The Piqua Public Library. The audience will be treated to music from Bach to Blue Grass. Wright, a concert pianist and church organist at St. Mary Church in Piqua, grew up volunteering on the organ or singing in the choir at Sacred Heart Parish in St. Paris. He is a composer and arranger. He has taught piano since the age of 15 and he won the gold medal in the Young Artists Division at the 1996 Bartok-Kabakevsky Inter-

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Life ... stranger than fiction s of today I’ve only two neurofeedback sessions left at the Hahn-Hufford Center on Garbry Road.


Two sessions a week and I’m 18 down already. Where does the time go? It does not seem possible yet in that short amount of time I’ve seen a lot of improvement in several areas of my life. For starters, my sleeping has been phenomenal. In fact, too phenomenal as I have awoken as early as 4:30 a.m. on several weekdays. Typically, I do not have to rise until at least 7 a.m. with my girls for school so the fact I was bouncing out of bed with vertigo barely a blip on the radar well before the sun rose, just did not seem right. So there I was one fine morning with coffee brewing, the dog out the door, and doing a general tidying of the house when my eldest munchkin, one Ms. Brianne at 10 years of age, came lumbering down the stairs with a yawn and hooded eyes. She started grumbling that I’d forgotten to wake her for school only to discover the very wee hour. In a huff, my eldest stormed back to bed where her younger sister, Emma, was and typically is, dead to the world. That kid could sleep next door to a freight train, I swear. Honestly, I will not complain about the pre-rooster awakenings considering how soundly I’ve been snoozing. In the old days I’d have tossed and turned, not forever but long enough to be annoying, with one thought after the other piling up. These days, my head is barely to pillow and I’m out. What bliss! Along with the awesome sleep has been a definite improvement in grocery lists. My daily walks had typically been filled with an avalanche of thoughts about work, school, the munchkins, a story, my ex, what I plan to be when I grow up (a perpetual work in progress) and BETHANY J. ROYER real grocery lists. Nowadays I’ll put a good Staff Writer mile in before realizing how peaceful and uncluttered my thinking. I’ve noticed a difference in my studies, too. Of course, a lot of that may be the passage of my final algebra class and into a subject I can really sink my teeth into — social psychology. Like so many other things, my school work would suffer with grocery lists, too. My mind wandering from one topic to another that would equate to my having to spend time in numerous readings before terms and definitions would stick. Now a solid read and single review seems to do the trick. It’s amazing what neurofeedback can accomplish in terms of learning to focus while recognizing how anxiety and constant thinking can overtake everything. It’s something I never would have considered had it not been for my meeting the many dedicated individuals at the HahnHufford Center. A meeting that I can’t help but wonder if it wasn’t meant to be as Brianne has been exhibiting signs of Trichotillomania. What started with habitual pulling out of her eyelashes during high-anxiety moments or boredom has progressed to her eyebrows.At first, I considered it much like chewing fingernails, but when I looked over one day to see actual bald spots in her pale blond eyebrows, I instantly knew that if we didn’t get help soon the hair on her head would be next. I don’t know sometimes, life is such a complicated, tangled weave of odd circumstances and ironic meetings. Less than two years ago, I was a stay-at-home mom working on my first book, spending an insane amount of time in my garden and doing various independent contract work. Had someone told me I’d be back in the newspaper business, going to school for psychology, living with my mother, dating my now ex-husband, and meeting individuals that would have such an enormously profound affect on not only me but my family, I’d have called them … very creative fiction writers. Or as the saying goes, life ... stranger than fiction. The "Imagine If" campaign to pay off the Rehab Center building at 1306 Garbry Road, Piqua, continues. For more information or to make a contribution call 773-7630. The Center is a 501 C 3 organization. All contributions are tax deductible as permitted by law. Mom of two munchkins and rooter for the underdog that is the ellipsis, Bethany J. Royer can be contacted at

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Some tips on what not to name the new baby Ima Hogg. Some will try ophia was the No. 1 to figure out a name that name for baby girls will get the most free in 2011. It comes baby-sitting from the from the Greek word for grandparents. They will “wisdom.” Jacob, the No. 1 pore over books of names, name for boys, has its rejecting the old-fashroots in the Bible. Mason, ioned ones — Fanny, the No. 2 name for boys, Petunia, Maude, means the child of a D-list JIM MULLEN Ebenezer, Cotton, celebrity. It can also mean Richard III — the overColumnist a bricklayer or a member used ones and the ones of a secret society, but much more important, it is what Kourt- they never liked. Any schoolteacher can tell you tales ney Kardashian named her baby, and she is obviously a role model for young of unique and unfortunate names and parents. Kourtney is American English their many alternative spellings. There is a story making the rounds about a for “my mother can’t spell.” If young parents have one guiding girl named “Female,” pronounced to principle, it is this: We will never do rhyme with “tamale.” Most parents are searching for someanything the way our parents did — we are going to do things right. We will thing unique but not bizarre, a name never give our children silly names they that not everyone in the child’s firstwill hate. We will never make them eat grade class will have. Unfortunately, food they don’t like. We will never make every other parent is thinking the same them go to bed early. We will never em- way. So they finally pick a name that barrass them in public. They will have seems fresh and new, different but not their own space. They will get a high- odd, and four years from now find out powered sports car the moment they that half the kids in preschool are turn 16. We will never snoop on them or named Harper or Mason. “How did that try to see what they’ve been looking at happen?” wonder the parents, Taylor and Austin. on the Internet. While most babies will still get names That lasts about a month. But by then, the damage is done. The parents that are gender-specific — Sophia for have already named the kid Snoop or girls, Michael for boys — the rise of the Snooki or Picabo or Hagbard, which is gender-neutral name is very interesting. startling when you realize that they Is Austin a boy or a girl? Is Mason a boy have been thinking of names from the or a girl? Ashley, Aubrey, Blake, Bentley, moment they knew they were going to Easton? Will it help on a college or job have a baby. Aside from those women application if it’s impossible to tell if the you occasionally read about who have 9- applicant’s a man or a woman? What of the hidden meanings of pound babies and then say, “I had no idea I was pregnant,” no parent slaps names? Are Bubba and Junior the same his or her forehead as the umbilical cord as Chad and Brad? Who would you trust is cut and says, “Oh, we forgot to think to do your taxes? Who would you ask about a name! What should we call the about making killer moonshine? Would you rather marry a Dakota or a Tiffany? baby?” No, most couples have been going Who would be a better-looking groom, back and forth on this question for Winston or Wally? Does the name say months. They try out possible nick- more about the parent or the child? names that the bullies might use to Jim Mullen’s newest book, “How to taunt their child in second grade, making sure the first name and the last Lose Money in Your Spare Time — At name together don’t say something un- Home,” is available at You intentionally funny, like the famously can follow him on Pinterest at pinterand unfortunately named Texas heiress,


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Excerpts of recent editorials of interest from Ohio newspapers: The (Cleveland) Plain Dealer With Ohio becoming the new Wild West of shale fracking, it behooves Ohio House members rushing to wrap up a mammoth oversight bill this week to fix some obvious shortcomings although Senate Bill 315 does improve on current law. First among the flaws is a failure to require frackers to disclose all chemicals before drilling to allow baseline testing of drinking water and to aid medical providers in case of mishap. Oil and gas drillers fiercely guard “trade secrets” in the chemical stews used in the hydraulic fracturing of shale, but public health considerations must be paramount. After-the-fact disclosures are not sufficient, and loopholes that appear to exclude some chemicals from disclosure should be closed. Second, the public should have the right to appeal a drilling permit. The permitting process must include public notice requirements, including published notices. Finally, the bill unwisely jeopardizes $2 billion in Ohio wind-farm investments by allowing state renewable energy credits to be generated by natural-gas cogeneration installations at public colleges. That’s likely to devalue these credits, upending the financial viability of five wind farms now on the drawing boards. SB 315 passed the Senate last week largely on a party-line vote… The House must fix its flaws. ___ The Lima News Voter confusion is not what Ohio wanted. However, the governor and both political parties did a fine job of making sure everyone has the opportunity to call anyone a cheater when the votes get counted in November. Welcome to swing-state politics in Ohio, the Year 2012, where hanging chads won’t make you cry, but all the people looking out for “your good” will give you one bad headache. It started out with good intentions for election reform and ended up in an allout assault on absentee voting: Democrats wanted a longer time period, Republicans a shorter one. This may not seem like such a big deal to the average person, but it has both sides fighting about a few votes they feel could swing the election, or maybe, they’re just fighting to fight. Key players in this ruckus are: HB 194 and its various amendments; Ohio Gov. John Kasich, who signed the legislation into law, but later repealed the legislation he supported a first ever in Ohio politics; and Democrats upset because Kasich threw in the hat before they had a chance to capitalize on the GOP miscues. …









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Pause during holiday to thank those who made it possible DEAR ABBY: Would you please remind your many readers that the greatest gift we can give to America’s fallen is the gift of remembrance? The legacy of those who have died for our freedom — from the Revolutionary War to the present — is something that strengthens and unites Americans. I would like every child to say, “I know why I am free, and I know who died for my freedom.” Since 1997, Major League Baseball has stopped all games in progress at 3 p.m. on Memorial Day to observe the National Moment of Remembrance. The umpire steps out from home plate, removes his mask, and halts the game so that everyone can pause. The crowd rises as one with hands over their hearts. Along with MLB, the Ironworkers, Sheet Metal Workers and firefighters unions, American Veterans Center, the National Cartoonists Society and Bugles Across America observe the Moment, too. The Moment does not replace traditional Memorial Day events. It is not an “event” but an act of conscience. Throughout our history, and especially during the past decade, servicemen and women in foreign lands have been dying almost daily to protect freedom and liberty. We encourage all citizens to make every day Memorial Day in their hearts, but especially on Memorial Day itself. May the love of country always bond Americans together. For all of the fallen, let us continue to make this nation one great American family in spirit. To learn more, please go to — CARMELLA LaSPADA, FOUNDER, NO GREATER LOVE

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you do, make a commitment to give back to our UBISOFT/AP PHOTO country in their memory by putting your remem- This video game image released by Ubisoft shows a scene from “Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Future Soldier.” brance into action. LOU KESTEN premise, but it’s the thread that con- see all your foes before you get too close. nects a dozen cleverly designed set In a typical scenario, you might have DEAR ABBY: My par- Associated Press pieces, bouncing from Bolivia to Zam- to isolate four enemies, tag them and ents were married 25 Military video games have never bia to Pakistan to Russia. then take all four down at the same years. When Dad died last been known for their subtlety, but over At their most appealing, the levels in time — without drawing the attention year, Mom was devastated. the last few years they’ve become inof any other troops in the area. These Then she got in touch with creasingly bombastic, culminating in stealth-based levels create a nervean old flame. She told us the flamboyant pyrotechnics of the racking sense of tension, and they’re far they were just friends. A mega-selling “Call of Duty” franchise. more satisfying than the game’s somefew months later, she inSo I was a little surprised the first what predictable firefights. formed us she was moving time one of my squad mates in “Tom For a band that’s been around Unfortunately, whether you’re camacross the country with Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Future Soldier” for almost two decades, Garbage ouflaged or not, at some point the enehim for a “mutually bene- (Ubisoft, $59.99, for the Xbox 360, has released surprisingly few stumies are going to spot you. And then all ficial situation.” He gives PlayStation 3; for PC, $49.99) gave me dio albums. Their fifth, “Not Your hell breaks loose. Some of the battles her a place to stay, and she some solid advice — by whispering. Kind of People,” comes on the heels are fresher than others — it’s a hoot takes care of his house and This isn’t the sort of game where you of a seven-year hiatus, which steering the Warhound, sort of a scaledthe bills. She called re- can rush headlong at enemies, spewing makes it all the more anticipated. down version of one of Darth Vader’s cently to tell me that she bullets by the hundreds. More often, Fans who have missed Shirley Imperial Walkers from “The Empire has loved him since she you and the other three guys on your was young and they are team are seriously outnumbered, so you Manson’s powerful vocals and sce- Strikes Back” — but they aren’t as innic presence will revel in this now getting married. need to approach quietly and take down blast-from-the-past album, re- teresting as the tactical challenges for which the “Ghost Recon” series is I’m worried because she targets one at a time until you’ve leased on their own label for the known. has jumped into this so evened the odds. first time. This artistic freedom alquickly. When they marry, “Future Soldier” includes a beefy asThat more tactical approach may lowed them to make just the kind Dad will have been gone frustrate trigger-happy gamers, but it’s sortment of multiplayer modes. You can not quite a year. I feel she more rewarding for those of us who of album they want — bold, honest play each of the main campaign’s misis showing lack of respect want a little bit of a strategic challenge and accessible to those not of rock sions with up to three friends. You can for my father’s memory along with all the flashy explosions. sensibilities. The 11 songs on “Not cooperate in “Guerrilla” mode, in which and their marriage by And “Future Soldier” is still pretty vio- Your Kind of People” — all written your team has to defend its territory doing this so soon. Should lent — you’re not sneaking up on the and produced by all four Garbage from 50 waves of enemies. Or you can members — cohabit wonderfully, I be worried about her, or enemies so you can give them hugs. dig into four different kinds of teameach bringing to the mix somejust happy she has found based competition. The plot is the sort of by-the- thing the others don’t have. “love” again? It’s disappointing that “Future Solnumbers nonsense that will feel all too — DREADING THE dier” isn’t a little more, well, futuristic, familiar to anyone who’s played a reWEDDING IN THE cent war game. About 10 years into the “Future Soldier” feel more like puzzles and its overheated plot will try your paMIDWEST future, you’re part of an elite commando than battlefields. You and your fellow tience. But in its quieter moments, as team on the trail of weapons mer- Ghosts are equipped with high-tech you’re trying to creep into the next DEAR DREADING chants. As you dig deeper into the en- camouflage that makes you virtually enemy base, this techno-thriller truly THE WEDDING: While terprise, you uncover a global invisible, as long as you don’t move too distinguishes itself from its competition the man your mother is conspiracy ... and, eventually, only you quickly or fire your weapons. You also in the crowded war-game market. marrying is a stranger to can prevent Armageddon. 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Corrosive nature of entitlement hen I was growing up, it was said that one should not engage in discussions of religion or politics. These days, engaging in conversation concerning how someone raises their children is just as likely to end the relationship as a discussion of their religious or political beliefs. The further problem is that anti-intellectualism is in the air. In The Iron Lady, the aged Margaret Thatcher, as portrayed by Meryl Streep, becomes quite agitated when her physician asks her how she’s feeling. She reprimands him, noting that it is a person’s thoughts, not their feelings, that truly count, that truly reflect the character of the person. Indeed, feelings are functional only when they are under intellectual control. When the opposite is the case, when feelings rule thought processes, irrational thinking and behavior are the inevitable outcome. Furthermore, when feelings rule, facts become irrelevant. Examples abound of widely-held beliefs that have little if any basis in fact. To the believers in question, that makes no difference. They FEEL, and that’s enough for them. I recently came across a study showing that when adults praise ability, performance actually worsens. Praising effort, on the other hand, raises performance over time. This is the difference between telling a child he’s really good at math and telling a child you’re proud of how much effort he put forth studying for the math test (irrespective of his grade). Over time, the former child’s math grades are likely to go down, while the latter child’s go up. Apparently, ability-based praise causes the former child to believe he is entitled to good grades in math, no matter his effort. So, he does less and less. This finding just goes to show that regardless of context, entitlement is corrosive. It does not bring out the best in people and may in fact bring out the worst, including increasing de-



PARENTING Rwandan orphans find hope in village

mands for more entitlements. The interesting thing about the research in question is that when the researcher informed parents—who tend, in general, to believe praising ability is good — of her results, the majority dismissed it, became defensive, or flat out told her they didn’t care, they were going to keep right on telling their kids how wonderful they were. That’s irrational. That’s a prime example of the axiom that when a person “thinks with his feelings,” he does not think well. Here we have parents for whom facts are irrelevant. They won’t even consider them. They think that they, and only they, know what’s best for their children, not some academic. That’s not true, of course. It is difficult at best for parents to be objective. The purpose of research-based information is to help them make better decisions. Granted, not all research is equal. Some is garbage, but this particular study was not. Why didn’t the study’s results cause parents to reconsider their praise policies? Because giving praise made them feel good, and receiving praise made their children feel good. As the refrain of a popular 70’s tune put it, “Feelings, nothing more than feelings.” They rule the day. For more than 40 years, parents and schools have put more emphasis on children’s feelings (i.e., making them feel good about themselves) than their thoughts. This is why so many of them have such difficulty thinking straight: choosing responsibility over irresponsibility, delaying gratification, holding back the wild horses of their impulses. It’s bad enough when children operate on the basis of feelings. It’s potentially catastrophic when their parents do as well. Family psychologist John Rosemond answers parents’ questions on his web site at



EDITH M. LEDERER Associated Press NEW YORK — From a teenager who was a month old when her parents were killed in Rwanda’s genocide to a young man inspired to become a doctor, hundreds of orphans have found hope for the future in a special village outside the Rwandan capital. Now, the South African-born, New York woman who founded Agahozo Shalom hopes the village can be a model for orphans around Rwanda and the rest of the world. Anne Heyman brought five of the young people from the village to New York this week, where they helped raise money and met with Rwanda’s U.N. Ambassador Eugene-Richard Gasana. “The dream is that others will come and see what we are doing and understand that there is a systemic solution to the orphan problem that plagues much of the developing world,” Heyman said. Heyman got the idea for the village at a 2005 dinner when she and her husband were seated at a table with Paul Rusesabagina, the Rwandan hotel manager made famous in the movie “Hotel Rwanda” for trying to protect Tutsis and moderate Hutus targeted in the 1994 slaughter of at least 500,000 people. Her husband asked Rusesabagina what Rwanda’s biggest problem was. Orphans, he replied. Heyman, a former New York assistant district attorney and mother of three, thought of the thousands of Jewish children orphaned by the Holocaust who were resettled in youth villages in Israel. She believed that model could work in Rwanda, where there are more than 610,000 orphans, including 95,000 orphaned by the genocide, according to the U.N. children’s agency UNICEF. So after that dinner conversation, Heyman started raising money and making contacts in Rwanda and Israel. She founded Agahozo Shalom, which combines the Kinyarwanda word agahoza meaning “tears are dried” with


This undated photo provided on Tuesday by DKC Public Relations, Marketing & Government Affairs, shows the Agahozo Shalom Youth Village in rural Rwanda. It’s modeled after youth villages established in Israel to help World War II orphans. About 500 young people live in “families” — 16 to a house, with a house mother or father, and big sister or brother. the Hebrew word shalom which means “peace.” She collected donations from Liquidnet Holdings, the electronic stock-trading firm founded by her husband Seth Merrin, and other foundations, companies and individuals. With $12 million and help from the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, the first 125 high school students arrived at the 144-acre (58-hectare) village in January 2009. The village, about 50 kilometers (30 miles) from the capital Kigali, is now home to 500 young people who live in “families” — 16 to a house, with a house mother or father, and big sister or brother. They get health care and plenty of emotional support, Heyman said. Heyman’s goal is to integrate the orphans into a community, giving them families and individual attention as well as a full school curriculum including music, art and sports. They are expected to use the education and skills they are learning to help other struggling Rwandans, whether by building houses, growing crops or teaching. “The philosophy of how we do

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SPRINT CUP SERIES Track: Charlotte Motor Speedway Race: Coca-Cola 600 Location: Concord, N.C. When: Sunday, May 27 TV: FOX (5:30 p.m. EST) Layout: 1.5-mile quad-oval Banking/Turns: 24 degrees Banking/Straightaways: 5 degrees 2011 Winner: Kevin Harvick Crew Chief’s Take: “Varying track conditions and temperature shifts at each end of the track is significantly different from the cockpit. The challenge becomes adapting, and particularly in the case of the Coca-Cola 600, the races are really long there. The key is to survive the early stages, when the sun is out, and be in position to battle for the win at night. Horsepower is a necessity, as is engine durability when the distance puts an added strain on the equipment.”

victory in NASCAR’s annual May exhibition event. Johnson joins Jeff Gordon (1995, ’97, 2001) and Dale Earnhardt Sr. (1987, ’90, ’93) as the only three-time winners in the event’s 28-year history. Mark Martin, with two All-Star wins, is the only other active driver with multiple triumphs in the race.

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Jimmie Johnson, Chad Knaus dominate All-Star Race in Charlotte

NIGHT, BUT IT DOESN’T 2 GOOD COUNT Dale Earnhardt Jr. finally found some taste of victory on Saturday. Unfortunately, the All-Star race and the Sprint Showdown do not count in the official win column, as they are non-points events. Earnhardt led all 40 laps of the preliminary qualifying race to get into the “big show.” He also won the fourth segment of the All-Star Race before running fifth in the 10-lap shootout. Earnhardt become only the fifth driver to have won both the Showdown and the All-Star Race in his career.

NATIONWIDE SERIES Track: Charlotte Motor Speedway Race: History 300 When: Saturday, May 26 TV: ABC (2:30 p.m. EST) 2011 Winner: Matt Kenseth CAMPING WORLD TRUCK SERIES

SHALL OVERCOME AJ All3 HEmendinger sat on the pole for the

Track: Dover International Speedway Race: Lucas Oil 200 When: Friday, June 1 TV: SPEED (4:30 p.m. EST) 2011 Winner: Kyle Busch

Sprint Showdown, but suffered a flat tire on the warm-up laps, forcing him to pit. Allmendinger drove his Penske Dodge through the field, though, and finished second to Earnhardt to transfer into the All-Star Race, where he finished 11th. When Danica 4 DANICA-MANIA Patrick lines up to take the green

Sprint Cup Standings DRIVER (WINS) POINTS BEHIND Greg Biffle (1) 411 — Matt Kenseth (1) 409 -2 Dale Earnhardt Jr. 397 -14 Denny Hamlin (2) 394 -17 Jimmie Johnson (1) 372 -39 Martin Truex Jr. 372 -39 Tony Stewart (2) 369 -42 Kevin Harvick 361 -50 Kyle Busch (1) 349 -62 Carl Edwards 337 -74 ^ CHASE FOR THE SPRINT CUP ^

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Team owner Rick Hendrick hitches a ride with Jimmie Johnson after their win in the 2012 All-Star Race.

flag in this weekend’s Coca-Cola 600, she’ll be only the second female to have ever done so. Patrick will join Janet Guthrie, who competed in the 1976 World 600. Guthrie finished 15th — 21 laps off the pace to winner David Pearson — in the event.

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DRIVER (WINS) POINTS BEHIND Ricky Stenhouse Jr. (3) 412 — Elliott Sadler (2) 384 -28 Austin Dillon 369 -43 Sam Hornish Jr. 338 -74 Cole Whitt 320 -92 Michael Annett 301 -111 Justin Allgaier 299 -113 Mike Bliss 259 -153 Joe Nemechek 247 -165 Danica Patrick 233 -179

By MATT TALIAFERRO Athlon Sports Racing Editor

Prior to Jimmie Johnson’s win in the Bojangles’ Southern 500 on May 12, it seemed Hendrick Motorsports would never get that elusive 200th Cup win. Its 16-race slide in between wins was relative in NASCAR terms, but for an organization lugging around tractor trailer loads of “200 Wins” caps and assorted other merchandise, it was time to hit the milestone and move on. It turns out, moving on is just what Hendrick Motorsports has done. Johnson once again led the HMS charge on Saturday, becoming only the third driver to have earned three All-Star Race victories with a dazzling performance at Charlotte Motor Speedway. The No. 48 team’s strategy, flawless execution and pure speed harkened back to a time when it was all but unbeatable at the track then known as Lowe’s Motor Speedway. Over a scintillating four-year period from 2003-06, the group led by crew chief Chad Knaus won five points-paying races, finished second twice and third once. It also recorded two All-Star wins (2003, ’06), to boot. In Saturday’s exhibition race, Johnson and Knaus were not only the fastest, but the smartest, in a 23car field. Having won Friday’s Pit Crew Challenge, the 48 team was

awarded the final stall on pit road — the preferred choice. They easily won the first of the five-segment event, then dropped to the rear of the field for the proceeding three 20-lap runs, guaranteed of the first-place spot when the field stopped for a mandatory visit prior to a final 10lap dash. Johnson’s stop-and-go pit appearance allowed him to retain the lead, and from there it was only a matter of mashing the gas on the restart — which he did when second-place Matt Kenseth spun his tires. From there, he cruised to a .841-second victory. “If you won the first segment, it was very easy what you could do,” Johnson said of the strategy. “There was just as much importance — not as much, but very close — amount of importance to win the second (segment). We felt like the winner would come out of the front row (on the 10-lap shootout), unless these guys got crazy and crashed or something. “To make your odds work in your favor, being on that front row is key. First or second segment was the goal to win.” Knaus echoed the thought. “The biggest thing you have to do in any event is you have to limit your risk,” the crew chief noted. “That’s what we needed to do. We were fortunate that (Jimmie) was able to get out there that first segment and attack and get the win.

From that point on, all you want to do is maintain and make sure you’re there at the end.” Another Hendrick team, the No. 88 of Dale Earnhardt Jr., also enjoyed a successful night. Earnhardt won the Sprint Showdown, a transfer race for those not already qualified for the All-Star Race. He then won the fourth 20-lap segment before settling for fifth in the feature. “I think we showed what we are capable of doing here next weekend,” Earnhardt said of the CocaCola 600, also held in Charlotte. “We are probably going to bring the same car. We have a couple of ideas on how to make the car even faster, especially for qualifying, that I hope will work out. I am real pleased with our effort.” Hendrick will look for his 10th win in that race, a contest of endurance that is considered one of NASCAR’s crown jewel events. “I think track position at the end of the 600 is going to be key,” Johnson said. “Two or three pit stops from the end, being in the right position, having the right strategy — if it’s fuel, two tires, four, none, whatever it might be — that’s going to be key.” If Saturday’s race proved anything, it was that strategy was key. If that indeed is what it comes down to once again, figure Johnson, Knaus and the 48 team as the overwhelming favorite.

Charlotte Motor Speedway The first of David Pearson’s 105 wins comes in the second annual World 600 at the Charlotte Motor Speedway in May 1961. Pearson, in his second year on the Grand National circuit, leads 225 laps in a John Masoni-owned Pontiac en route to the victory. Pearson owns a two-lap lead on the field when he blows a tire with one lap remaining and limps around to the start/finish line. Fireball Roberts finishes second. Ralph Earnhardt leads 75 laps in the middle stages of the race in a car owned by Cotton Owens, marking the most laps he leads in any single Grand National event. Tim Flock makes his 187th and final start in this race, after a Hall of Fameworthy career during which he amasses 39 wins and 129 top 10s.

Athlon Fantasy Stall Looking at Checkers: It’s hard not to peg Jimmie Johnson as the favorite after a dominant performance in the All-Star Race. Pretty Solid Pick: Dale Earnhardt Jr. won the Sprint Showdown and one segment of the AllStar Race before finishing fifth by night’s end. Good Sleeper Pick: Marcos Ambrose hasn’t had much to brag about this year, but he looked very solid in the All-Star Race. Runs on Seven Cylinders: Juan Pablo Montoya has averaged a 23.2-place finish in his five Coke 600 starts. Insider Tip: Hendrick Motorsports owns 16 pointspaying wins at Charlotte since its first victory at the track with Darrell Waltrip in 1988.

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DRIVER (WINS) POINTS BEHIND Justin Lofton (1) 200 — Timothy Peters 199 -1 Ty Dillon 184 -16 James Buescher (1) 182 -18 Parker Kligerman 170 -30 Ron Hornaday 169 -31 Jason White 158 -42 Nelson Piquet Jr. 155 -45 Todd Bodine 151 -49 Joey Coulter 145 -55

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HENDRICK MOTORSPORTS HMS registered wins in three of the All-Star Race’s five segments — including the final 10-lap dash — as well as the win in the Sprint Showdown. This on the heels of a win in the Southern 500 at Darlington. EARNHARDT GANASSI RACING EGR failed to qualify for the All-Star Race. Jamie McMurray finished third in the Sprint Showdown, while Juan Pablo Montoya was fifth. EGR hasn’t won a race since Oct. 2010. Compiled and written by Matt Taliaferro. Follow Matt on Twitter @MattTaliaferro or email at

I A NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race/Coca-Cola 600 sweep has occurred seven

times: Darrell Waltrip (1985), Davey Allison (’91), Dale Earnhardt (’93), Jeff Gordon (’97), Jimmie Johnson (2003), Kasey Kahne (’08) and Kurt Busch (’10).

I Jeff Gordon, Matt Kenseth, Bobby Labonte, Jamie McMurray, Casey Mears and

David Reutimann earned their first win at Charlotte Motor Speedway. All but Reutimann earned their wins in the Coca-Cola 600. Inactive drivers David Pearson, Buddy Baker and Charlie Glotzbach also got their first series win at Charlotte.

I BK Racing announced Monday its plans to run a third car for David Reutimann in eight Sprint Cup Series events, including this week’s Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Reutimann will pilot the No. 73 Burger King/Dr Pepper Toyota in each race that he doesn’t drive for Tommy Baldwin Racing’s No. 10 Chevy — Danica Patrick drives in eight more races for TBR. Landon Cassill will remain in the No. 83 car and Travis Kvapil will remain in the No. 93 for the rest of the season. Reutimann has run two events with BK Racing this season, the Daytona 500 (26th) and the Southern 500 (36th). I On May 17, Chevrolet announced the return of a V-8 powered, rear-wheel-

drive performance sedan to the U.S. lineup, the Chevrolet SS. The SS will also be Chevrolet’s next Sprint Cup racecar and will debut in its race configuration at the 2013 Daytona 500. The limited production version of the Chevrolet SS — made by Holden in Australia — will be a 2014 model and will arrive in dealer showrooms in late 2013. The SS joins Dodge’s Charger, Ford’s Fusion and Toyota’s Camry with new body styles that more closely resemble their street counterparts.


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Ohio teen to be tried as adult Juvenile charged in shooting deaths of three students BY THOMAS J. SHEERAN Associated Press CHARDON — A 17year-old will be tried as an adult in the school shooting deaths of three students, a juvenile court judge ruled Thursday after hearing a sheriff’s deputy describe how the teen wore a T-shirt with the word “Killer” and admitted shooting people. T.J. Lane admitted firing at students sitting at a cafeteria table at Chardon High School east of Cleveland on Feb. 27, killing three and seriously wounding two, authorities say. Lane, with his grandparents and the relatives of victims sitting apart in court, swallowed hard and

blinked as Geauga County Juvenile Court Judge Timothy Grendell announced that he should be tried as an adult. Lane could face life in prison if he’s convicted. Minors are not eligible for the death penalty in Ohio. Had his case been routed to juvenile court, the maximum possible penalty would have kept him jailed until he turned 21. The judge said he found probable evidence in all six charges against Lane, including aggravated murder counts. He rejected a defense request to release Lane on a $500,000 bond and said Lane would pose a risk to flee and a safety risk to the community. The ruling capped a morning hearing that offered new details about the attack but left unanswered the question of motive. The judge, over the ob-

jections of The Associated Press and other media outlets, cleared the courtroom of everyone but Lane and attorneys while a surveillance video of the shooting scene was played. The tape could jeopardize Lane’s chance to get a fair trial, the judge ruled. Attorneys in the case are under a gag order and the judge extended it to prohibit any discussion of the video. Geauga County Sheriff’s Deputy Jon Bilicic, who hurriedly dressed when called to duty for the shooting, testified that he helped arrest Lane, who was wearing a T-shirt with the word “Killer,” about a mile from the school and questioned him closely. Asked by defense attorney Mark DeVan if Lane had admitted, “I shot people,” the deputy answered yes.


T.J. Lane, 17, appears in Juvenile Court in Chardon on Thursday. Lane is charged in the Feb. 27 Chardon High School shooting rampage that left three students dead and two students seriously wounded. Geauga County Prosecutor David Joyce was to argue in court Thursday that Lane should face trial as an adult. A judge granted Joyce’s request.

Hospital settles suit over fetuses stuffed into jars Ex-employee cited religious beliefs for actions BY BARBARA RODRIGUEZ Associated Press COLUMBUS — An Ohio hospital reached a proposed lawsuit settlement of about $1 million with women who said they were emotionally distressed to learn a former employee had stuffed their miscarried or stillborn fetuses into jars for years citing her religious beliefs and kept them in hospital storage, instead of medically disposing of them. Firelands Community Hospital, now known as Firelands Regional Medical Center, reached the agreement after years of litigation with 180 women who filed a class-action lawsuit complaining about how the Sandusky hospital disposed of the fetuses. “We’re very happy that we were able to bring this

relief to the families,” said John Murray, an attorney representing the women. “It’s been a long haul.” Court records show that Patricia Lukas, a histologist technician working in the hospital’s morgue, placed 88 fetuses into the same three containers for different time periods between 1988 and 1996. Hospital policy at the time called for the tissue of miscarried or stillborn fetuses to be incinerated or placed in a tissue grinder. A 2006 judge’s ruling dismissing claims against the hospital said Lukas’ religious beliefs held “that fetal tissue should not be placed in the grinder.” Lukas was fired in 1996 when the hospital discovered the practice. The hospital then disposed of the fetuses according to its policy. Lukas was dismissed from the lawsuit several months ago and had no comment, her attorney, Jeanne Mullin, said by email Thursday.


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Man arrested in 1979 disappearance of boy NEW YORK (AP) A New Jersey man who confessed to choking a 6-yearold New York City boy to death in 1979 was arrested on a murder charge on Thursday, police said, the first arrest in a case that helped give rise to the nation’s missing-children movement. Pedro Hernandez, 51, of Maple Shade, N.J., was charged with the slaying of Etan Patz, who vanished on his way to school in his lower Manhattan neighborhood, police Commissioner Raymond Kelly said. Hernandez, who had worked at a convenience store near Etan’s home, confessed after hours of police questioning, Kelly said. Kelly said Hernandez told police he lured the boy to the convenience

store with the promise of a soda, then took him into the basement and choked him. “He was remorseful, and I think the detectives thought that it was a feeling of relief on his part,” Kelly said. “We believe that this is the individual responsible for the crime.” Detectives are typically barraged with hoaxes, false leads and possible sightings around the anniversary of Etan’s disappearance, which became National Missing Children’s Day by presidential proclamation in 1983. The focus on Hernandez came after other leads arose and stalled, at one point taking investigators as far as Israel tracking reported sightings of the boy.

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Friday, May 25, 2012

Flood destroys Athletic field



Hemm Makes Play In Lehman Win

Piqua shows improvement during 1913 football season The 1913 football season started with the aftermath of the Great Miami River flood. The flood ruined Athletic field by leaving deposits of gravel and sand and was deemed unfit to use for football. In August, the board of education purchased five acres of land adjacent to the Favorite Hill school property. Even though there was a hint that this would become a site for football, it did not materialize and it remained a playground and a baseball diamond. The Athletic Department then decided to play their football games at Stein’s Park, and that site was used through the 1920 season. Also known as Stein’s Baseball Park, it was located on the east side of North Main St. in Rossville. For the first time in its short football history Piqua had Tippecanoe on the schedule. Before that game, an article appeared in the newspaper that may have been an omen of the season to follow. “Piqua High, it is thought, will play its first and last game of the season in Tippecanoe today. “When the practice season first opened the squad numbered 25 men but as the hard knocks and bruises became a daily occurrence the squad decreased with surprising speed. “The second week of practice found about 18 men in suits and Coach Ditmer realized he was up against a tough proposition. “Today it was necessary to take to Tippecanoe every man on the squad to be protected in case an accident occurred to a regular.” “For years and years the red and blue had a monopoly in victories and large scores made against opponents, but during the past couple of years have met defeat rather regularly. “Saturday saw the opening of the locals football schedule, the first battle of the season being played at Tippecanoe City with the final score being 40 to 0. “Our boys looked like midgets when they lined up against the Tippites and during the first half the latter walked through, under, over and around the red and blue and had very little trouble scoring almost at will. “Much distress is cast in the ranks of the locals as the team had pounded into it at a meeting last Tuesday that a loser would not go this season and if the boys failed to win at Tippecanoe City all other games would be cancelled. “In view of the fact that every man on the team is anxious to continue the season, knowing next year will find a better and heavier team in the field, it is hardly right to discourage the team so early in the season.” Stivers was the next opponent. “It is a well established fact that when a good little man stacks up against a good big man the latter always wins. “Weight counts in such a contest and the little fellow soon finds it a tough job pushing around the bulky weight of his opponent and nature asserts itself and the big man

DUANE BACHMAN The History of Piqua Athletics A Journal Fall 1913

wins although the battle is always a hard one. “Thus, we call attention to the fact that Piqua High was defeated by Stivers High, of Dayton, at Stein’s Park by a score of 39 to 0. “Admirers of the local team journeyed to the park expecting to see Coach Ditmer’s eleven snowed under by a score of at least 60 to 9. “The team is a green one this season and Tippecanoe City last week walloped the daylights out of the red and blue while Stivers a week before had defeated Tippecanoe by a very large score. “But every local admirer was delightfully disappointed for the score, though large enough, showed that the Piqua High team is a comer and will bear watching before the season is over.” Next on the schedule was Dayton Steele. “P.H.S. was walked over, tramped on, crushed down and then smothered by Steele High of Dayton last Saturday. “When the cave diggers unearthed our boys out of the mud it was found that the numbers 82 to 0 were stamped over the red and blue lads forms. “It was simply a case of a veteran team, made up of fast and heavy men, playing rings around a green eleven made up of light and game youngsters playing their first season of the gridiron game.” With Piqua looking for its first win of the season, Middletown came to town. “When Right Halfback Holmes tossed to Left Half Sprague in the second quarter of the first half, Sprague, after a hard sprint, pulled in the pigskin and with all speed on set sail for Middletown’s goal line. “With but one opponent in front between him and Piqua’s first score of the year, Sprague, after clever sidestepping, got around the tackler and ran 40 yards for a touchdown. “Then with goal kicked the red and blue realized for the first time that P.H.S. was on the long end of the score.” Middletown scored in the fourth quarter, but Piqua ended the game with a victory, 7 to 6. Piqua traveled to Sidney the next week. “P.H.S. met defeat at the hands of Sidney High last Saturday on the latter’s gridiron. “The final score was 13 to 3. Capt. Sprague scored Piqua’s points during the last quarter when he hooked the pigskin over the cross bar while standing on Sidney’s 15 yard line. “Piqua played a much improved game over that against Middletown High. The eleven is slowly developing driving power and no member of the team knows the meaning of ‘quit.’ During the last quarter of play against Sidney our boys were hard at work plugging Sidney’s goal.” Rival Troy was next on the schedule. “Trounced, but still See HISTORY/Page 12


DJ Hemm fields a ground ball at first base Thursday afternoon against Cincinnati Christian as John Copella looks on. For more on Lehman’s win, see page 11.

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IN BRIEF ■ Track & Field

Tiger run ends

Nees, relay run at regional The Piqua 400 relay team (Trent Yeomans, Kindric Link, Tate Honeycutt, Travis Nees) finished 11th in the 400 relay Thursday at the Division I track and field regional at Welcome Stadium. Nees finished 14th in the 200 (23.36). Kaele Snapp will run i nthe girls 3,200 tonight.

Versailles falls to Badin 5-1 KYLE SHANER Ohio Community Media

■ Walking

Pack The Path set for June 2 Positively Promoting Piqua will hold a “Pack The Path” 5K walk June 2 at French Park. The walk will begin and end at French Park and it begins at 9 a.m. Enry fee is one canned MIKE ULLERY/CALL PHOTOS good, that will benefit the Greg Spearman launches a home run in the first inning Thursday against Cincinnati Christian. Bethany Center. Blodd pressure screening and and educational materal for a walking program will be available.

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Mesoraco hits grand slam CINCINNATI (AP) — Rookie catcher Devin Mesoraco capped a series full of homers with his first career grand slam on Thursday night, leading the Cincinnati Reds to a 63 victory over the Atlanta Braves. The Reds completed their first four-game sweep of the Braves in Cincinnati since 1980 at Riverfront Stadium. They've won six straight, their longest winning streak since August 2010.


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Back in regional finals Spearman homer jump starts Cavs BY ROB KISER Sports Editor

SPRINGFIELD — Freshman Greg Spearman jumpstarted the Lehman baseball team with a leadoff homer as the Cavaliers jumped out to a 3-0 first inning lead and never trailed in a 6-2 win over Cincinnati Christian in a Division IV regional semifinal Thursday at Carelton Davidson Stadium. Lehman, 22-5, will play Minster in a rematch of last year’s regional final at 5 p.m. See LEHMAN/Page 12

Lehman pitcher Alex Smith fields a bunt Thursday afternoon.

XENIA – Versailles had some lapses while Hamilton Badin played almost flawlessly as the Tigers lost 5-1 in a D-III regional semifinal Thursday afternoon in Xenia. Versailles was limited to five hits on the afternoon and committed two errors. Meanwhile Badin collected nine hits and only made one error while turning two double plays, picking a runner off first base and making multiple diving catches. Versailles coach Mitch Hoying said it simply came down to Badin outplaying Versailles Thursday. “Obviously we didn't help our selves defensively; we had some lapses,” Hoying said. “But then at the same time we kind of gutted it up, kept the game close, kept it to the point where if they had a breakdown we could have taken advantage of it. But not only did they not have a break down, they made some plays.” Versailles missed a big scoring opportunity in the top of the first inning. The Tigers loaded the bases with an infield single from Lee Kindell and Ethan Bruns and Dominic Richard both being hit by pitches. But Badin got out of the inning and stranded three runners. In the bottom of the second inning, Badin got on the scoreboard as the Rams got a leadoff triple See TIGERS/Page 12

Yingst blanks Cardinals on one-hit Buccs play Minster next BY BEN ROBINSON TIPP CITY — When you can keep the opposing team off the base paths, there's a pretty good chance of victory. That's what Covington junior pitcher Casey Yingst and the Lady Buccs did Thursday night in a 3-0 shutout victory over a Triad team that had beaten the previous four tournament opponents by a combined score of 39-1 in a Division IV regional semifinal. Covington will play Minster in the regional final at noon Saturday at Tippecanoe Junior High. "Casey threw a nice game for us," said Covington coach Dean Denlinger. "Her change-up was working and she was hitting her spots for the most part." And Yingst had help behind the plate in catcher Connor Schaffer. "Schaffer caught a really good game," Denlinger continued. "She stayed down, which makes it much easier on the pitcher." Covington only allowed four Triad runners on base the entire evening,


Casey Yingst fires a strike Thursday against Triad in a D-IV regional semifinal at Tippecanoe Junior High. one on a hit, one with a walk and two on errors. "The errors bother me," Denlinger said. "Other than those two plays, we played well though." The reason the two errors didn't come back to haunt Covington was due to some outstanding defensive plays and the pitching of Yingst. After the first error in the top of the fifth, Covington recorded a double

play as Cassidy Cain froze the runner as second on a hard hit ball to short and then threw to first base for the out. Morgan Arbogast then threw a dart across the infield to third and Heidi Snipes put down the tag for the double play. "The first-to-third play was huge," said Denlinger. "Cass (Cassidy Cain) set it up by freezing the runner and then Arbs (Mor-

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gan Arbogast) made a perfect throw across the grain. That was one of their fastest runners too." The second error came in the top of the seventh with one out, but Yingst struck out the next two batters to end matters with Covington on top 30. But Denlinger feels Covington left runs on the field as it left seven runners stranded in the con-

test. First, Jessie Shilt opened the bottom half of the first with a triple, but Covington couldn't bring her across the plate. "You can blame that on me," Denlinger said of failing to score in the first inning. "I should have had Heidi (Snipes) put one down, but I didn't." Covington broke the ice See BUCCS/Page 12



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Lehman Continued from page 11


Versailles’ Chad Winner runs in the 3,200- relay.

Prakel not to be denied in relay Tiger boys win 3,200 relay BY COLIN FOSTER Ohio Community Media DAYTON — When Sam Prakel of Versailles got the baton in his hand for the last leg of 4x800, there was no stopping him. Versailles and Brookville were in a battle for the top spot, but Prakel turned on the jets in the final 200 to lift the Tigers to the win — earning a trip to state in the event for the second year in a row. "I knew he had a long stride and I knew he was going to be tough to get by," Prakel said. "I just got behind him for a while and was able to draft him. “My goal was to take off in the last 200. That's what I was able to do."

Chad Winner, Michael Wenig and Sam Subler will be joining their teammate in Columbus to compete in the 4x800 at the Division II State track meet. The Tigers collectively ran a time of 8:04.03. Winner missed the cut for the finals in the 400, running a 53.71 to finish 12th in the region. Winner, though, also helped the Tigers 4x400 team — which also includes Mitchell Campbell, Darren Subler, Craig Pothast — earn a spot in Saturday's regional final. Versailles had a time of 3:27.42 in the event, which was the fourth fastest prelim time. Clay Wilker was 11th in the 110 hurdles, 17.03.


Hemm. “It felt good to come out and swing the bat like that,” Weber said. With two outs, Hemmelgarn continued to show his ability to hit in the clutch, with a RBI single. “That was great (to have a 3-0 lead),” starting pitcher Alex Smith said. “In fact, it is probably why we won the game.” Tyler Begley settled down after that and the Cougars began to scratch their way back into the game. The scored a run on two singles in the second and added an unearned run in the third to get within 3-2. And Cincinnati Christian, who has a propensity to bunt, threatened to do more damage in the fourth. The eight and nine hitters (Matt Craig, Jonathan Burkett) both reached on bunts, to put runners on first and second with no outs and the top of the order up. “You have to be prepared, because you never know what they are going to do,” Smith said. “I seemed to be having more trouble with the bottom of the order.” But, Smith struck out the top three batters in the order in succession to end the threat, reacting with a fist pump after striking out leadoff batter Cody Leach for the first out. “I was pretty excited to get that strikeout,” Smith said. “That felt great to get those strikeouts in that situation.” He ended the rally with a strikeout looking of Ryan Arrington, the first of two times he would strike him out.

“That is what Alex Smith does,” King said. “We struck out their stud (Ryan Arrington) twice. I felt pretty good about that. And our pitching coach Rob Fridley called a great game today. We are fortunate to have him.” Lehman made it 4-2 in the fifth. Weber singled with two outs and was on second after Gilardi walked. Hemmelgarn hit a ground ball to the shortstop Arrington and Weber timed his run towards third base to screen Arrington from the ball until the last possible second. The ball went off Arrington’s glove and Weber hustled home with an insurance run. “That’s just the way it worked out,” Weber said. “Then I saw coach (King) waving me in as I rounded third.” King was not surprised by the savvy play. “That is why I would never run for Ben,” King said. “And most runners would have stopped at third. “They wouldn’t have had the presence of mind to round third. That comes from playing a lot of baseball and understanding the game.” In the home fifth, Isaiah Haley had a leadoff single, but Proffitt cut pinch runner Dale Belzer down trying to steal. “That was a big play by Cole (Proffitt),” King said. “He threw him out and almost threw another one out. We knew they liked to be aggressive. Sometimes, that being smart aggressive worked to our advantage.” Lehman added two more runs in the seventh

off reliever Leach. Spearman singled and came around to score on a wild pitch, while Weber drilled his second double and after an infield single by Gilardi, Weber scored Hemmelgarn when reached on an error to make it 6-2. “A.J. really did (a nice job of making contact),” King said. “Greg (Spearman) started things again. Greg has really done a nice job there (batting leadoff). When we moved him there, that was a turning point in our season. Those insurance runs were big.” And put a big smile on Smith’s face. “Those two runs were huge,” he said. Even though it didn’t look like Smith would need them as he mowed his way through the order. He retired eight of the last nine batters he faced and finished with 13 strikeouts, including eight over the last four innings. He hurled a six-hitter. “Alex didn’t have his A game, but he battled out there,” King said. “I don’t know if it is having a week off — but he got his 12th win. “At one point I told him, ‘we got you three runs — I don’t know how many more we are going to get, but that really ought to be enough’. He got the job done and that’s the bottom line. He threw 140 pitches — and if I need him tomorrow, I will use him.” Another fast start wouldn’t hurt anything either.

with the bacon thus squaring Piqua High for the defeat suffered at Tippecanoe earlier in the season. “Last evening the team had a warm scrimmage with the second string men and for a time the varsity showed form which was far from encouraging to local admirers. “As the scrimmage progressed the regulars worked better together and soon unfolded a number of clever trick plays which they outwitted the scrubs. “Too much credit cannot be handed to Coach Ditmer. He has had a hard task before him in developing a team and also keeping up enough interest in the sport this year. “The coach has developed a fine fighting spirit in the whole squad and although the boys have won but one game this season they are sticking to their knitting well knowing that next year’s team will be considered an important factor in athletics. “Every game shows a

marked improvement in the team’s play and only the lack of weight has made the eleven the under dog in games played.” The last game of a long season was a visit to Troy. The headline read --PIQUA HIGH SLAUGHTERED IN CAMP OF TROJANS THANSKGIVING DAY – BOYS NEVER HAD EVEN A WEE LITTLE LOOK IN! “Troy 85. Kindly notice that Troy High is only mentioned in the above scoring. Naturally, when one team runs up such a score against another the latter is badly defeated. “Therefore, Piqua High’s team was interred under more than six feet of soil at Highland Park yesterday afternoon it is not right or just to censure the dead. “It is the better plan to speak gently and sadly of the departed and say as least as possible about the great calamity which befell the red and blue. “But there is some consolation in realizing that the year 1913 is noted for its unexpected stunts.

Yesterday’s affair was the most cruel slaughter ever handed to a P.H.S. football team. “The only credit that can honestly be handed our boys is that the eleven died game and always fighting a hopeless battle at no time indicated a desire to throw up the ghost and quit.” For first year head coach Merlin Ditmer, the season ended with just a single win against seven losses, scoring 15 points, while giving up 274. Financially, receipts for the five home games totaled $144.10, while expenses came to $142.25, leaving an end of the year balance of $1.85.

LINESCORE Lehman 300 010 2 — 6 9 2 Cincinnati Christian 011 000 0 — 2 6 3 Smith and Proffitt. Tyler Begley and Haley. WP-Smith. LP-Begley. 2B-Lehman: Weber (2). HR-Lehman: Spearman. Records: Lehman 22-5.

History Continued from page 10

play.” Bruns got one out and gave up a walk before Badin laid down a bunt and brought the runner home from third base to regain the lead at 2-1. Badin added some insurance runs in the fourth and sixth innings. In the fourth, Badin got a leadoff double and a hit batter to give the Rams two runners with no outs. They then got a single and a sacrifice fly to bring in both runners and make it 4-1. In the sixth inning, Badin got three consecutive one-out singles to bring in another run and make it 5-1. “They hit it hard more than we did,” Hoying said. Offensively Versailles stranded five runners in the game. Badin also turned double plays in the fifth and sixth innings after leadoff singles by Versailles. “Defensively they made every play,” Hoying said.

fighting, P.H.S. was defeated by her old rival, the Trojans, 18 to 0. “The Troy eleven came all the way to Piqua to do the deed bringing along to witness the clean up a large crowd of rooters who enjoyed the exhibition to its fullest extent. “It is very seldom Troy has the pleasure of handing the red and blue a licking. “Piqua High turned out in force and the student body was the largest of many a season. “Songs and cheers were used by the admirers of the locals to urge them on to victory but the light and inexperienced eleven fighting stubbornly could not stem the terrific plunges of the Troy backfield and our boys lost.” Piqua prepared for the rematch with Tippecanoe, who beat them in the season opener, 40-0. “Tomorrow P.H.S. will line up against the Tippecanoe High eleven. The battle will be staged at Stein’s Park and Capt. Sprague is confident that his eleven will come home

Instead, Covington had to wait another inning before it would break through with another run. Snipes doubled again with one out and then Casey Yingst hit into a fielder's choice to move her to third. Schaffer drilled a double off the right field fence to score the final run of the game. "We struggled a little bit early with the outside pitch," said Denlinger. "Once we found out where the outside pitch was, we hit the ball well — and

hard." Covington racked up eight hits in the contest as Jessie Shilt, Heidi Snipes and Connor Schaffer all had two hits each. Both Shilt and Schaffer doubled and tripled, while Snipes connected on two doubles. Also recording hits for Covington were Brittany Flora and Hannah Pond. Covington improves to 24-4 on the season going into the regional final on Saturday against Minster, BEN ROBINSON/GOBUCCS.COM PHOTO who beat Southeastern Covington’s Heidi Snies tags out a runner to complete a double play. Wednesday.

Continued from page 11 and a sacrifice fly to take a 1-0 lead. In the third inning, Versailles was able to tie the game. Mike Rutschilling got on base to begin the inning and advanced on a sacrifice bunt by Kindell and a sacrifice fly by Bruns. Zach Niekamp then drove in Rutschilling to tie the game at 1-1. In the bottom half of the third inning, Versailles switched from Niekamp to Bruns on the mound after a leadoff single on which the batter advanced all the way to third on an error in the outfield . “They were getting some good swings off Zach,” Hoying said. “Just trying to change the pace up, playing to win today, worry about tomorrow, tomorrow. We felt like Ethan would give us a little better chance. He stemmed the tide a little, but ultimately they got the hits they needed, they executed the bunt game on the safety-squeeze

today. Minster beat Southeastern 6-3 in the second game Friday. “Hopefully, we will take our game to another level,” centerfielder Ben Weber said. Ironically, before the game, college scouts were checking out the seniors on the Lehman roster — when Cavalier coach Dave King gave them some advice. “I told them to circle the names of the three freshman (Greg Spearman, A.J. Hemmelgarn, Cole Proffitt),” King said. “I told them I think those three guys are going to be pretty good in three years.” And it didn’t take Spearman long to show why. He greeted Cougar pitcher Tyler Begley with a line drive that carried over the 340 mark in left field to quickly make it 10. “That was pretty amazing,” Spearman said. “My first high school home run. I never expected that — especially considering the dimensions here. It is only 325 down the line at Lehman and I haven’t even hit a home run in batting practice.” Left fielder Tanner Begley’s first step was in, before he began a fruitless chases of Spearman’s shot. “I knew it was over his head, but I wasn’t sure it was out,” Spearman said. “I saw coach King signal to me it was a home run. To be honest, I didn’t know what to think.” But, the Cavaliers weren’t done yet. DJ Hemm followed with a single and Weber ripped a double over the centerfielder’s head to score

Editor’s Note: Duane Bachman is a retired superintendent of Piqua City Schools and personality for WPTW Radio. His column will appear every other Friday. Much of the information in these columns came from The Piqua Daily Call and Piqua Leader Dispatch.

Buccs Continued from page 11 Covington broke the ice in the bottom of the third as Shilt doubled and then scored on a double off the left field fence by Snipes. The Lady Buccs scored again in the bottom of the fourth as Connor Schaffer doubled and Brittany Flora drove her in with and RBI single. Unfortunately Covington left runners stranded at second and third. "If we could have strung together another hit, we may very well could have broken the game open," Denlinger said.


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TROY, 1 Bedrooms, appliances, CA, water, trash paid, $425 month. $200 Deposit Special! (937)673-1821 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

320 Houses for Rent 1618 BROOKPARK, 2 bedroom, 2 bath, 2 car garage, gas heat, AC, small patio, no pets, $675 (937)506-8319. 3 & 4 BEDROOM houses available, Piqua, $ 8 5 0 - $ 9 5 0 , (937)778-9303 days, (937)604-5417 evenings. 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.

400 - Real Estate For Sale 425 Houses for Sale 10825 HETZLER Road, country home for sale or rent to own, built 2009, cedar/ stone, 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath, (937)778-3878.

500 - Merchandise

WALKER adult, tub/shower benches, commode chair, toilet riser, grab bars, canes, entertainment center, collector dolls, doll chairs, more (937)339-4233

583 Pets and Supplies CATS/KITTENS Free to good home were dropped off in front of my home call (937)773-3829 DOG, free to good home, small female, housebroken, great with kids, moving must sacrifice, (937)606-4936

HOME GYM, 3 Station Weider Pro 9645, 2 independent stacks of weights, use for toning, muscle size/ strength & cardio, $250, (937)296-6791

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

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

TRAILER, Tandem axle trailer, 6'8" wide, 16' long, flatbed, used to haul bobcats, $1050. Call (937)339-3353 TRICYCLE, new adult tricycle, $350. Call (937)773-9484.

315 Condos for Rent

255 Professional

280 Transportation

Make Someone’s Day Tell Them



20 hours per week 3-5 years experience BSN required

We are in need of 4 experienced dedicated drivers out of our Troy Ohio location. 2 daytime and 2 night time, with a class A CDL with two years recent driving experience. Must have good MVR and the desire to work in a fast pace environment. We offer group health, paid holidays, paid vacation, and 401k. Call Ed Kraetschmer at 419-453-2273 or cell 419-234-4267

305 Apartment

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.

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


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

555 Garage Sales/Yard Sales

555 Garage Sales/Yard Sales

555 Garage Sales/Yard Sales

COVINGTON, 111 South Wall, Thursday and Friday 8:30am-6:00pm ?, 4 FAMILY SALE!

PIQUA, 612 Adams Street, Saturday, Sunday, Monday 10am-??, Curio cabinets, DVDs, VHS, clothes, bike, guitar amp, and much more!

TIPP CITY, 9640 State Route 202, Saturday and Sunday 9am-?, Annual Multi Family! Harley Davidson items, 6x men's clothes, German Shrunk, knives, tools, fishing gear, salt-pepper collection, china, entire home furnishings, refrigerator, Home Interior, children's brand name clothing, 33's, new storm door, guitars, antique dresser with marble top, way too much to list!!! This yard sale is worth the drive!!

PIQUA, 1019 Forest Avenue, Friday 9am-5pm, Saturday 9am-2pm, wingback chair, chaise lounge, tables, glass dining table, office chairs, steel case cabinets, filing cabinets, bathroom sink, double stainless steel sink, shredder, printer, L shaped desk much more!! PIQUA, 10285 Augusta Lane, Saturday, May 26 Only, 8am-4pm, Golf clubs, kitchen table and chairs, Christmas tree, new photo album, dishes, light fixtures, garage items, household goods, and miscellaneous. PIQUA, 1101 Laura Drive, Thursday & Friday, 9am-4pm, Saturday, 8am? Kid's & baby items, TV, weight set, medical equipment, tires, clothes, bicycles, miscellaneous household items. PIQUA, 1221 Madison Avenue, Saturday Only! 8am-?, Boys 12-16, toys (Nerf, Star Wars, Legos), Scooter, clothes, shoes, microwave cabinet, radial arm saw, slow speed wet grinder, antique chairs, miscellaneous PIQUA, 1300 Nicklin Avenue, Thursday, Friday, 9:30am-6pm, Highchair, PackNPlay, baby items, boys clothes, TV, loveseat, coffee table, mini fridge, dishes, new ceiling fan, purses, linens, lots of toys (great for daycare), credit cards accepted! PIQUA, 1328 Ridgeway Ave. (off Stratford at 185) Friday, 9am-5pm Computer parts/ monitors, Chevy truck bed liner, 6.5 ft. high patio table/ chairs, miscellaneous house.

PIQUA, 637 Park Avenue, Thursday 8am-4:30pm Friday, 8am-1pm. Full canopy bed, futon, bookcase, recliner, and lot of miscellaneous. PIQUA, 709 Wilson Avenue, Saturday only! 9am-3pm. Bikes, home decor, Christmas decor, women's, young men's and boys clothing. Toys and lots of miscellaneous items. No early birds please! PIQUA, 9785 North Spiker Road, Saturday and Sunday 9am-3pm, household items, china, baby swing, walker, clothes women and junior girls, furniture, speaker boxes, rims, surround sound speakers, hardback books and much more! SIDNEY, 11750 Fair Road. Thursday and Friday 8am-5pm. FUNDRAISER!!! HUGE garage sale! Multiple families, all ages. Brand name teen clothing, DVD's, PS2 games, household items, drum set, classic convertible and more.

TROY, 1389 McKaig Avenue, Friday and Saturday, 8am-5pm. Estate Sale, inside, household items, tons of books, CD's, 33 1/2 albums, VCR movies, BETA tapes all new. TROY, 1482 Covent Rd., Thursday, Friday & Saturday 9am-5pm, desk top computer, printer, and desk; couch, chairs, coffee table, plus size clothes, men's clothes, 7-10 boys clothes, xbox games, patio set, tools, fishing tackle and miscellaneous, cash only. TROY, 1830 Shaggy Bark Road, Friday, May 25, 8am-5pm & Saturday, May 26, 8am-Noon. Antiques, household items. Collector with too much stuff. No sales before Friday open!

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SIDNEY, 770 Johnston Drive, Friday, 9am-1pm and Saturday, 9am-4pm. Refrigerator, washer/ dryer, TV, TV stand with shelf stand, Boyd's Bears, men's XXL, women's L-XL, baby mattress never used, pictures and decor, nursing books, fertilizer spreader and more!

TROY, 2739 Fairview Court, Friday and Saturday, 9am-3pm. Gas grill, charcoal grill, patio fire chimney, odd and end wrenches, trampoline mat and springs new still in box, log chains, ratchet straps, and more. WEST MILTON, 102 North Washington, Saturday only! 8am-4pm, Large Multi Family yard sale, Something for everyone, Masonic Lodge open house for tours & information 8am-4pm.

PIQUA, 1517 Fairfax, Thursday and Friday, 10am-6pm, household items, decorative bells, Christmas decorations, books.

510 Appliances AIR CONDITIONER, window style, works good, $75 (937)418-4639. FREEZER Frigidaire upright, frost free, 5 years old. Like new. 13.7 cubic foot. $245, (937)335-7826

550 Flea Markets/Bazaars

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

PIQUA 2000/2004 Indian Ridge, Saturday, Sunday, 9am-6pm, Name your own price! 2 family sale! tons of baby stuff, kids toys, baby's, women's, men's clothes, shoes, household items, guitar pedals, F150 truck cover, Lots of miscellaneous! PIQUA, 4620 West State Route 36, Friday, Saturday, 9am-4pm, riding lawn mower, push mower, miscellaneous tools, chain saws, women and children clothing, and much more!! Rescheduled from last week!

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Friday, May 25, 2012


Service&Business DIRECTORY

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

600 - Services

655 Home Repair & Remodel

655 Home Repair & Remodel

660 Home Services

675 Pet Care


(See Us For Do-It-Yourself Products)

CASH, Top Dollar Paid!!!



Roofing, Windows, Siding, Fire & Water Restoration

937-335-6080 660 Home Services

• Spouting • Metal Roofing • Siding • Doors

• Baths • Awnings • Concrete • Additions


Cleaning Service

Residential Commercial New Construction Bonded & Insured

CALL TODAY!335-5452 CALL 335-5452 Center hours 6am 11:55pm Center hoursnow 6 a.m. to 6top.m.


Kindergarten and school age transportation to Troy schools.


625 Construction

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



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

Driveways Sidewalks Patios, Flat Work Etc.




Tammy Welty (937)857-4222



Shredded Topsoil Fill Dirt Available Saturday


765-857-2623 765-509-0070

We Care!


Pole Building Roof & Siding 2263290


Residential and Commercial

Residential/Commercial Licensed & Insured

Mowing & Complete Landscaping Services Sprinkler System Installation


Eric Jones, Owner

Insurance jobs welcome FREE Estimates



Roofing • Drywall • Painting Plumbing • Remodels • Flooring


937.492.8003 • 937.726.2868

Providing Quality Service Since 1989



• Professional Tree Planting • Professional Tree Injection • Tree Removal • Stump Removal • Dead Wooding • Snow Removal • Tree Cabling • Landscaping • Shrubs • Mulching • Hauling • Land Clearing • Roofing Specialist



Sealcoat, paint strips, crack fill, pothole repair. Commercial and Residential

2-tone grey body, great shape, must see! Rebuilt transmission, new parts (have receipts). Can email pics.



Cell: 937-308-6334 • Office: 937-719-3237


•Refrigerators •Stoves •Washers & Dryers •Dishwashers • Repair & Install Air Conditioning


$10 OFF Service Call until August 31, 2012 with this coupon

937-773-4552 715 Blacktop/Cement

15 YEARS EXPERIENCE FREE ESTIMATES Paving • Driveways Parki ng Lots • Seal Coating

Power sunroof, seats etc leather, Chrome wheels, Blue, 170,000 miles. Car is ready to go! $3800

937-308-7157 TROY, OHIO

Limited Time: Mention This Ad & Receive 10% Off!



2006 BUICK LACROSSE New tires and battery, runs great, 91,000 miles. $7800 or best offer (937)773-3564 or (937)418-0641




Call for a free damage inspection. We will work with your insurance.

Free Estimates


Piqua, Ohio 937-773-0637

Install - Repair Replace - Crack Fill Seal Coat

Call Walt for a FREE Estimate Today 2284953

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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

To Place An Ad In The Service Directory Call:

Residential Commercial Industrial





BBB Accredted

OFFICE 937-773-3669

Very well maintained, excellent condition runs and drives great, $4995 Please call:


Since 1977



or (937)622-2920


645 Hauling



A-1 Affordable

Spring Break Special Buy 4 lessons & GET 1 FREE • No experience required. • Adults & Children ages 5 & up • Gift Certificates Available • Major Credit Cards Accepted Flexible Schedule Nights & Weekends 937-778-1660


Call now for Spring & Summer special

670 Miscellaneous


Horseback Riding Lessons

WANTED, Model A cars, engines, wheels, non running, call (937)658-1946, (937)622-9985 after 6pm

2002 OLDSMOBILE SILHOUETTE 98,000 miles, black, leather interior, CD, A/C, Onstar, 7 passenger, very well maintained, super clean. $6000 OBO. (937)335-5058

937-875-0153 937-698-6135


Licensed Bonded-Insured

635 Farm Services

899 Wanted to Buy


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

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Ask for Roy

Very Dependable

A&E Home Services LLC

CLEAN OUT your garage

1995 CHEVROLET Handicap van. (937)492-1120

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

Sharp, chrome wheels, runs great, good gas mileage. $5500 or best offer. (937)526-3308




Let us help

875-0153 698-6135

715 Blacktop/Cement

Licensed & Bonded

660 Home Services

Gravel Hauled, Laid & Leveled Driveways & Parking Lots


Sullenberger Pest Control


(419) 203-9409

Call today for FREE estimate Fully Insured Repairs • Cleaning • Gutter Guard

Backhoe Services


or (937) 238-HOME Free Estimates • Fully Insured • 17 Years of Home Excellence

Any type of Construction:

895 Vans/Minivans

1002 N. Main St. Sidney, Ohio 45365

Standing Seam Metal Roofing

(937) 339-1902

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

2008 FORD, F-350, Crew cab Lariat, 4WD, 6.4 turbo diesel, automatic, white, 37,200 miles, $35,250, (937)473-2156

Gutter & Service



Small #Basements #Siding #Doors #Barns

Ask about our Friends & Neighbors discounts

•30x40x12 with 2 doors, $9,900 •40x64x14 with 2 doors, $16,000 ANY SIZE AVAILABLE!

890 Trucks

To advertise in the Classifieds That Work Picture it Sold please call: 877-844-8385

710 Roofing/Gutters/Siding

25 Years Experience Registered & Insured FREE ESTIMATES

Pole BarnsErected Prices:

2006 SUZUKI Burgman 400 scooter. Like new. 2,900 miles. $3800. Get 60 miles per gallon! (937)538-0650

Picture it Sold


2464 Peters Road, Troy, Ohio 45373 1st and 2nd shifts weeks 12 ayears We•Provide care for children 6 weeks• to6 12 years andtooffer Super • Preschool andprogram Pre-K 3’s, and 4/5’s preschool andprograms a Pre-K and Kindergarten • Before and after school care program. We offer before and after school care, •Enrichment Transportation to Troy schools

2 7 Y e a rs E x p e ri e nc e Fr ee Est i mates


Sparkle Clean


• Lawn care • Landscaping • Gardens Tilled • Mulching


620 Childcare


Amish Crew

850 Motorcycles/Mopeds

• Roofing • Windows • Kitchens • Sunrooms


625 Construction

2000 PONTIAC, Grand Am SE, good condition $2500 OBO, (937)778-8893 or (937)214-1572


AVAILABLE BABYSITTER for all shifts, cheap rates, (937)710-9988.

Call Matt 937-477-5260




CALL RICK 937-726-2780 937-596-6622


1144 Fisher Dr., Piqua, OH 45356



CALL TODAY! (937)418-4712 or (937)710-5277


Painting - Interior - Exterior Pressure Washing Homes and Decks Cleaning Gutters Commercial, Industrial, Residential Spring Clean-Up


• 1st, 2nd and 3rd shift • Tax Claimable • Price Negotiable for more than one child • Meals and snacks provided • Close to Nicklin & Wilder School District • Mornings, before and after school

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



LAWN CARE & HOME IMPROVEMENTS Lawn Mowing starting at $15 Landscaping •Trim Shrubs Pavers & Fence Installation Tree Removal •Wood Patios Install & Clean Spoutings • Siding PowerWashing • Install PEX Plumbing FREE Estimates 14 Years Lawn Care Experience


586 Sports and Recreation

700 Painting


620 Childcare


665 Lawn, Garden, Landscaping

805 Auto

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

Mobile Veterinary Service Treating Dogs, Cats & Exotics

“All Our Patients Die”

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

592 Wanted to Buy

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


660 Home Services

937-493-9978 Free Inspections



for junk cars/ trucks, running or non-running

“I WILL PICK UP!” Nothing too large. Thanks for calling (937)719-3088 (937)451-1019 (888)484-JUNK

For 75 Years

Since 1936

800 - Transportation


610 Automotive



00 starting at $ 159 !!

585 Produce

RIFLES, 2 Rueger Pro pellet rifles, 1400 FPS, never used, $110 each or $200 for both, Firm, (937)778-1852



2001 FORD XLS V6 EXPLORER automatic, Carfax, 4 door, AC, power steering, brakes, windows, locks, tilt, cruise, garaged, no rust, AM/FM, $5500 OBO. (248)694-1242



We have a number of exciting career opportunities available immediately.


Friday, May 25, 2012


LEGAL NOTICE DIRECTORY PROBATE COURT OF MIAMI COUNTY, OHIO W. McGREGOR DIXON, JR., JUDGE IN RE: CHANGE OF NAME OF JESSICA JUNE HUBER TO JESSICA JUNE HUNSBARGER CASE NO. 85485 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 Jessica June Huber to Jessica June Hunsbarger. The hearing on the application will be held on the 27th day of June, 2012 at 2:00 o’clock P.M. in the Probate Court of Miami County, located at 201 West Main Street, Troy, Ohio 45373. Jessica June Huber 109 North Church Street Pleasant Hill, Ohio 45359 5/25/2012 2285404

SHERIFF’S SALE MIAMI COUNTY COMMON PLEAS Case No.: 10-1042 CitiMortgage Group, Inc., successor by merger to ABN AMRO Mortgage Group, Inc. vs. Frances Marshall aka Frances L. Marshall, et al Pursuant to the command of an Order of Sale in the above name cause to me directed by the Court of Common Pleas of Miami County, Ohio, I will offer at Public Sale in the lobby of the Sheriff on June 27, 2012 at 10:00 o’clock in the a.m. the following described premises, to-wit: Situated in the City of Piqua, County of Miami, and State of Ohio Parcel Number: N44-029720 Prior Deed Reference: Deed Book 702, Page 593 Also known as: 710 Brice Avenue, Piqua, Ohio 45356 A full legal description may be obtained in the Office of the Recorder of Miami County, Ohio. Appraised at Twenty One Thousand and 00/100 ($21,000.00) Dollars and cannot be sold for less than two-thirds of the appraisement. TERMS OF SALE: 10% of appraised value down time of sale and .5% of appraised value for conveyance and recording, balance within 30 days of confirmation. Jennifer Schaeffer, Attorney 5/25, 6/1, 6/8-2012

SHERIFF’S SALE MIAMI COUNTY COMMON PLEAS Case No.: 11-009 Chase Home Finance LLC vs. Rick L. Green, et al Pursuant to the command of an Order of Sale in the above name cause to me directed by the Court of Common Pleas of Miami County, Ohio, I will offer at Public Sale in the lobby of the Sheriff on June 20, 2012 at 10:00 o’clock in the a.m. the following described premises, to-wit: Situated in the City of Piqua, County of Miami, and State of Ohio Parcel Number: N44-064410 Prior Deed Reference: Volume 779, Page 780 Also known as: 107 Janet Drive, Piqua, Ohio 45356 A full legal description may be obtained in the Office of the Recorder of Miami County, Ohio. Appraised at Ninety Six Thousand and 00/100 ($96,000.00) Dollars and cannot be sold for less than two-thirds of the appraisement. TERMS OF SALE: 10% of appraised value down time of sale and .5% of appraised value for conveyance and recording, balance within 30 days of confirmation. Wayne E. Ulbrich, Attorney 5/18 5/25, 6/1-2012



SHERIFF’S SALE MIAMI COUNTY COMMON PLEAS Case No.: 11-818 Unity National Bank vs. James M. Bryan, et al Pursuant to the command of an Order of Sale in the above name cause to me directed by the Court of Common Pleas of Miami County, Ohio, I will offer at Public Sale in the lobby of the Sheriff on June 27, 2012 at 10:00 o’clock in the a.m. the following described premises, to-wit: Situated in the City of Piqua, County of Miami, and State of Ohio Parcel Number: N44-057660 Also known as: 201 Cedarbrook Drive, Piqua, Ohio 45356 A full legal description may be obtained in the Office of the Recorder of Miami County, Ohio. Appraised at Fifty One Thousand and 00/100 ($51,000.00) Dollars and cannot be sold for less than two-thirds of the appraisement. TERMS OF SALE: 10% of appraised value down time of sale and .5% of appraised value for conveyance and recording, balance within 30 days of confirmation. Dale G. Davis, Attorney 5/25, 6/1, 6/8-2012

SHERIFF’S SALE MIAMI COUNTY COMMON PLEAS Case No.: 12-164 Deutsche Bank National Trust Company vs. Carol Killian, et al Pursuant to the command of an Order of Sale in the above name cause to me directed by the Court of Common Pleas of Miami County, Ohio, I will offer at Public Sale in the lobby of the Sheriff on June 27, 2012 at 10:00 o’clock in the a.m. the following described premises, to-wit: Situated in the City of Piqua, County of Miami, and State of Ohio Parcel Number: N44-004300 Also known as: 226 South Wayne Street, Piqua, Ohio 45356 A full legal description may be obtained in the Office of the Recorder of Miami County, Ohio. Appraised at One Hundred Two Thousand and 00/100 ($102,000.00) Dollars and cannot be sold for less than two-thirds of the appraisement. TERMS OF SALE: 10% of appraised value down time of sale and .5% of appraised value for conveyance and recording, balance within 30 days of confirmation. Kelly A. Spengler, Attorney 5/25, 6/1, 6/8-2012



SHERIFF’S SALE MIAMI COUNTY COMMON PLEAS Case No.: 11-558 JPMorgan Chase Bank, NA vs. Kimberly R. Loop, et al Pursuant to the command of an Order of Sale in the above name cause to me directed by the Court of Common Pleas of Miami County, Ohio, I will offer at Public Sale in the lobby of the Sheriff on June 20, 2012 at 10:00 o’clock in the a.m. the following described premises, to-wit: Situated in the City of Piqua, County of Miami, and State of Ohio Parcel Number: N44-019410 Also known as: 803 West Ash Street, Piqua, Ohio 45356 A full legal description may be obtained in the Office of the Recorder of Miami County, Ohio. Appraised at Ninety Thousand and 00/100 ($90,000.00) Dollars and cannot be sold for less than two-thirds of the appraisement. TERMS OF SALE: 10% of appraised value down time of sale and .5% of appraised value for conveyance and recording, balance within 30 days of confirmation. Kelly A. Spengler, Attorney 5/18 5/25, 6/1-2012

SHERIFF’S SALE MIAMI COUNTY COMMON PLEAS Case No.: 11-839 PNC Bank, NA vs. Rexel D. Smallwood, et al Pursuant to the command of an Order of Sale in the above name cause to me directed by the Court of Common Pleas of Miami County, Ohio, I will offer at Public Sale in the lobby of the Sheriff on June 27, 2012 at 10:00 o’clock in the a.m. the following described premises, to-wit: Situated in the Village of Fletcher, County of Miami, and State of Ohio Parcel Number: B05-002880 Also known as: 100 East First Street, Fletcher, Ohio 45326 A full legal description may be obtained in the Office of the Recorder of Miami County, Ohio. Appraised at Forty Five Thousand and 00/100 ($45,000.00) Dollars and cannot be sold for less than two-thirds of the appraisement. TERMS OF SALE: 10% of appraised value down time of sale and .5% of appraised value for conveyance and recording, balance within 30 days of confirmation. Canice J. Fogarty, Attorney 5/25, 6/1, 6/8-2012

SHERIFF’S SALE MIAMI COUNTY COMMON PLEAS Case No.: 10-214 Bank of America, N.A. vs. Eric C. Lange, II, et al Pursuant to the command of an Order of Sale in the above name cause to me directed by the Court of Common Pleas of Miami County, Ohio, I will offer at Public Sale in the lobby of the Sheriff on June 27, 2012 at 10:00 o’clock in the a.m. the following described premises, to-wit: Situated in the City of Piqua, County of Miami, and State of Ohio Parcel Number: N44-042610 Prior Deed Reference: Book 766, Page 929 Also known as: 232 East Main Street, Piqua, Ohio 45356 A full legal description may be obtained in the Office of the Recorder of Miami County, Ohio. Appraised at Sixty Thousand and 00/100 ($60,000.00) Dollars and cannot be sold for less than two-thirds of the appraisement. TERMS OF SALE: 10% of appraised value down time of sale and .5% of appraised value for conveyance and recording, balance within 30 days of confirmation. Ryan F. Hemmerle, Attorney 5/25, 6/1, 6/8-2012

SHERIFF’S SALE MIAMI COUNTY COMMON PLEAS Case No.: 11-895 PNC Bank, NA vs. Angela S. Byers, et al Pursuant to the command of an Order of Sale in the above name cause to me directed by the Court of Common Pleas of Miami County, Ohio, I will offer at Public Sale in the lobby of the Sheriff on June 20, 2012 at 10:00 o’clock in the a.m. the following described premises, to-wit: Situated in the City of Piqua, County of Miami, and State of Ohio Parcel Number: N44-022540 Also known as: 904 West Greene Street, Piqua, Ohio 45356 A full legal description may be obtained in the Office of the Recorder of Miami County, Ohio. Appraised at Seventy Two Thousand and 00/100 ($72,000.00) Dollars and cannot be sold for less than two-thirds of the appraisement. TERMS OF SALE: 10% of appraised value down time of sale and .5% of appraised value for conveyance and recording, balance within 30 days of confirmation. Canice J. Fogarty, Attorney 5/18 5/25, 6/1-2012


















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Friday, May 25, 2012


MAY 25, 2012


Everybody out! Don’t leave kids and pets in parked cars One of the greatest dangers of hot weather is hyperthermia, or an over-heated body. Leaving children and pets enclosed in parked vehicles is a big risk, even on mild days. In fact, every year, between 30 and 50 child deaths are caused by hyperthermia in parked cars. Small children are unable to manage


Heat Safety Awareness Day comes around once again on May 25. The National and Atmospheric Oceanic Administration’s National Weather Service reports that heat is the number one cause of weather-related deaths in the USA, all the more reason to take precautions.

Leaving the windows down isn’t enough to cool off a hot car when there’s a child or pet inside.

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Friday, May 25, 2012


Your stories, your photos ... your community!


photos This month we asked you to help us celebrate Memorial Day by sending in photos of the veterans and active duty heroes in your life.

“Veterans leaving for Washington, D.C., 2012 trip gathered at the Miami Valley Centre Mall for briefing.” - Peggy Henthorn, of Piqua “Dennis Tennery, Vietnam veteran ... the best at everything!” - Peggy Henthorn, of Piqua “This is a photo of my son, SFC James R. Finfrock, who is stationed in Afghanistan. It was taken in October 2011 at Fort Bliss in El Paso, Texas, the day he deployed. He was saying goodbye to his son. James is a 1995 graduate from Covington High School. He is due to come back to the states in July of this year.” - Vicki Finfrock, of Covington

“Dominic Koehl, of Piqua, fighting for our country.” - Peggy Henthorn, of Piqua

“The soldier on left is my son, Pv2 Keenan Ewing. He is in the 1-14 Cav in Afghanistan.” - Carrie Ewing, via Facebook

“Spc. Sean Frantom, Army National Guard, currently serving in Afghanistan.” - Steve and Lisa Agenbroad, of Troy

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“Five members of the Piqua High School Band program recently attended the Ohio High School All-State Honors Band Spring Festival at Ohio Northern University in Ada. These fine students were highly recommended by Mitch Mahaney, PHS director of bands. Pictured are (front row) Joling Hsiang and Mikayla Gao, (back row) Ben Beck, Aaron VanPelt and Jarod Haney.” - Alan VanPelt, of Piqua

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“Quentin, Benny, and Kayden at Tawawa Park.” - Kathy Brown, of Sidney

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Need a vacation? Reminisce about your favorite trip across the country or around the globe by sending in stories, photos or videos. Or let us know what you did for a stay-cation. What are your plans this summer?

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“The 13U Ohio Dirtbags baseball team went undefeated during the fourth annual Mother's Day is for Mom Baseball Tournament held May 11 and 12 in Dayton. The Dirtbags allowed only one run in pool play, outscoring the West Chester Ohio Heat 23 to 1 in extra innings. The Dirtbags closed the deal with Austin McLain scoring the winning run on a wild pitch. The 2012 Ohio Dirtbags players are Mike Burton, Josh Abbott, Bryce Kleiber, Austin McLain, Koki Tashiro, Naiki Tsukahara, Alby Baker, Donovan Martinez, Parker Riley, Darryl McNeal, Cole Hofmann and Nathan Blei.” - Jackie Riley, of Sidney


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