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BY WILL E SANDERS Staff Writer PIQUA — More than a year’s worth of hard work by approximately 80 Upper Valley Career Center students paid off on Thursday morning when two modular home sections were transported from the school’s


campus to their permanent resting place in Sidney. Students with the carpentry, buildings and grounds, maintenance, electrical and HVAC programs participated in the building of the two modular sections, each with the dimensions of 13 feet by 55 feet. It was the first time students of the UVCC built modular homes. Rick Lenhart, the school’s carpentry instructor who coordinated the project, said it was one that students enjoyed building together.


One half of a new modular home leaves the Upper Valley Career CenSee Home/Page 2 ter campus on Thursday, on its way to Sidney for final assembly.


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Bradford BOE to meet Tuesday

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BRADFORD — The Bradford Exempted Village School District Board of Education will meet in special session at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday to discuss open enrollment.

Moments in Time The Piqua Gas, Light and Coke Company was organized in 1855. Courtesy of the Piqua Public Library




Another season is under way at Johnston Farm & Indian Agency. Johnston Farm, which begins summer season hours today, is among 58 Ohio Historical Society attractions that are part of the new “A Passport to Your Ohio History” program. Visitors can record their memories on their “passports” as the travel to the attractions this year.

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A story in Thursday’s Daily Call about the Covington Outreach Association’s Donor/Volunteer Appreciation Reception gave the wrong date for the event. The reception will be at 6:30 p.m. June 12, not today. The Call BY LINDSAY NOCE regrets the error. Staff Writer


PIQUA — The Ohio CLEVELAND (AP) — Historical Society is offerThe following are Thurs- ing visitors “A Passport To day’s Ohio lottery numbers: Your Ohio History,” and Johnston Farm & Indian Night Drawings: Agency and other local at■ Rolling Cash 5 tractions are part of this 07-08-16-21-28 experience. ■ Pick 3 Numbers This summer, visitors to 5-4-7 the Ohio Historical Soci■ Pick 4 Numbers ety’s 58 sites and attrac5-4-3-5 tions will have a new way Day Drawings: to record their memories with the “Passport to Your ■ Midday 3 Ohio History” program. 3-0-0 Visitors can fill up their ■ Midday 4 passports by receiving 6-7-2-5 For Power Ball numbers, visit

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cated. Any Piqua locals or nearby residents can pick up a book right there at Johnston Farm. Also featured in Passport to Your Ohio History is the Ohio History Photo Contest. Visitors can take photos at their favorite sites and send them in for a chance to win. The grand prize winner’s photo will be featured on the cover of the 2013 Ohio History Calendar and each month will feature one of the 12 runners-up. Complete details for the contest are available in See Passport/Page 4

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Daily Call series focusing on Piqua parks debuts Monday STAFF REPORT PIQUA — Now that warm weather has returned, Piqua residents are flocking to local parks for picnics, to play baseball or just to get away from the hectic pace of modern life. This Monday, the Daily Call will begin an eight-part series on the city of Piqua’s parks and other recre-

ation facilities. Starting with the city’s oldest park — Fountain Park — the Call will focus on a local park or other source of recreation each Monday through July 23. The series will provide an overview of what each park has to offer as well as the park’s history. We’ll also be talking to the people who use the recreational facilities about what they like best about the parks and the role the facilities play in their lives. The series also will offer insights into what might be in the future for local recreation.

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TROY — Heather Dorsten stood in the middle of Main Street in Troy on Thursday morning, the action watching swirling around here. “It’s all coming together,” the Troy Strawberry Fe s t i v a l manager said as s h e watched workers setting up tents and booths in downtown Troy. “You plan and plan and plan, then you just have to wait — it’s kind of like a wedding. We’ve done everything we can do to get things ready. We feel pretty good about things.” A festival unlike any other in the 36-year history of the Troy Strawberry Festival will kick off beginning tonight. For the first — and only — time, See Festival/Page 2

Mistrial declared in Edwards case GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — John Edwards’ campaign finance fraud case ended in a mistrial Thursday when jurors acquitted him on one of six charges but were unable to decide whether he misused money from two wealthy donors to hide his pregnant mistress while he ran for president. The trial exposed a sordid sex scandal that unfolded while Edwards’ wife was dying of cancer, but prosecutors couldn’t convince jurors that the ex-U.S. senator and 2004 vice presidential candidate masterminded a $1 See Edwards/Page 4



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Helen G. ‘Gracie’ Duer Mrs. Duer was a 1951 graduate of Piqua Central High School, attended Miami Jacobs College and had worked at WrightPatterson Air Force Base. She was a member of Greene Street United Methodist Church. As a devoted wife, mother and grandmother, she loved her family in addition to her many friends. She enjoyed gardening and playing bridge. A service to honor her life will begin at 10 a.m. Monday at the Jamieson & Yannucci Funeral Home, with the Rev. James R. Christy officiating. Burial will follow at Forest Hill Cemetery. Her family will receive friends from 1-4 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Piqua Community Foundation, P.O. Box 226, Piqua, OH 45356; or Piqua Education Foundation, 719 E. Ash St., Piqua, OH 45356. Condolences to the family also may be expressed through

Donald James ‘Donny’ Yingst COVINGTON — Donald James “Donny” Yingst, 48, of Covington, passed away due to an auto accident on Tuesday, May 29, 2012. Donny was born on March 11, 1964, in Troy, to Donald Martin and Martha Louise (Windle) Yingst. He was a graduate of Covington High School, Class of 1982 and was employed by Kamps Pallet in Versailles as a fork lift operator. He was a reserve baseball coach at Covington High School and head coach 12U SHOXX. A league president of SSRL; fifth- and sixth-grade boys basketball coach, seventhgrade girls basketball coach and coached for one year as Junior High baseball coach. He had 20 years of coaching consecutively in baseball/softball, a past president of Little Buccs football and also coached. He also was a volunteer for the last 10 years for Covington Athletic Department, and a baseball umpire for Covington Youth Baseball program. Preceded in death by his father, Donny is sur-

vived by his mother, Martha of Piqua; four sons, Dusty and wife, Crystal Yingst of Bradford, Corey Yingst, Jeremy Yingst and Bailey Yingst, all of Covington; mother of his children, Kelly Yingst of Covington and her family, Bill Wooddell and Darlene, Michelle Baker, Angie and Jaime Taglieber, Lance and Patty Wooddell, Brooke and Andy Couper, Nick Wooddell and Paige Wooddell; three brothers, Danny and Melissa Yingst of Kentucky, Deron and wife, Brittnie Yingst and Dean Yingst, all of Piqua; sister, Nancy and husband, Yvon Latulippe of Canada; and nieces, nephews, other relatives and numerous friends. Sharing of memories service will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Covington Church of the Brethren. The family will receive friends from 4-8 p.m. Monday at the church. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to help the family with final expenses. Condolences may be sent to the family at

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PIQUA — Ricky J. Kinnett, 54, of Piqua, died at 4 a.m. Monday, May 28, 2012, at his residence. H e w a s born on June 1 5 , 1957, to Norman H. KINNETT a n d Rose Ann (Francis) Kinnett, Necedah, Wisc. On Nov. 18, 2006, in McCartyville, he married Nickey Brussell. She survives. Ricky is also survived by three daughters: Rose Kinnett of Minster, Ashley Brussell of Ft. Loramie and Carolyn Brussell of Ft. Loramie; one son, Dustin Kinnett of Minster; three brothers and sisters-in-law, Courtney Kinnett of Beavercreek, Jeffery and Joy Kinnett of Greenville, N.C., and John and Dawn Kinnett, Edgerton, Wisc.; one sister, Kathy Peth of Tomah, Wisc.; and three grandchildren, Preston Kinnett,

Marthel M. Fellers TROY — Marthel M. Fellers, 91, of Troy, died Wednesday, May 30, 2012, at Troy C a r e and Rehabilitation Center. She w a s b o r n June 9, 1920, in P o t s - FELLERS dam, to the late Herman R. & Ethel (Walker) Waymire. She was married to William J. Fellers and he preceded her in death on December 22, 2005. Survivors include son and daughter-in-law, Gerald and Judy Fellers of Troy; daughter and sonin-law, Terri Lou and John Procuniar of Piqua; two stepdaughters, Kathy and William Slack of Troy and Kay and Rick Spencer of Missoula, Mo.; one stepson, Larry and Beverly Sherman of Bradford; three grandchildren; several step grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren;

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and two great great grandchildren. In addition to her deceased parents and husband, she was preceded in death by one son, Darrell E. Fellers and one brother, Billy J. Waymire. She was a member of First United Church of Christ, Troy; Troy Chapter 256 O.E.S.; and was a former 4-H adviser for several years. She retired from Hobart Bros. and was a member of the Hobart Bros. Milestone Club. A memorial service will be held 7 p.m. Tuesday at Fisher-Cheney Funeral Home, Troy, with Rev. Ed Ellis officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to memorial service. Contribution to her memory may be made to Hospice of Miami County P.O. Box 502 Troy, OH 45373. Arrangements are entrusted to Fisher-Cheney Funeral Home, Troy. Condolences may be expressed to the family at


Continued from page 1 TROY — Ella Mae Sanner, 72, of Troy, passed Each of the two sections away 11:08 p.m. Wednesday May 30, 2012, at her reswere transported from the idence. A funeral service will be held Monday at Fisher- Duke Industrial Housing Lab to 742 Foraker St., Cheney Funeral Home, Troy. Sidney, by the Unibilt, SIDNEY — James Jay Layman Sr., 74, of Sidney, said Kathy Voris, UVCC passed away at 12:40 a.m. Thursday, May 31, 2012, at director of public relathe Dayton Veterans Administration Medical Center. tions. The two modular secFollowing Mr. Layman’s wishes his body will be cretions were delivered on mated. A private memorial service will be held at a flatbed trucks to 742 later date. Funeral arrangements are in care of the Cromes Foraker St., Sidney, where Funeral Home & Crematory, 302 S.Main Ave., Sid- the homes will be combined into one structure ney. with the dimensions of 26 FAIRBORN — Diana Lynn Schnabel, 53, passed feet by 55 feet. The home will be used away on Thursday, May 31, 2012, at Patriot Ridge in the future by the Nursing Home, Fairborn. Services are pending at Baird Funeral Home, Shelby County Board of Developmental DisabiliTroy. ties, Lenhart said. Work on the modular Policy: Please send obituary notices by e-mail sections began last March to or by fax to (937) 773and Lenhart said the proj4225. ect was one that was reDeadlines: Notices must be received by 6 p.m. ally enjoyed by the Sunday and Tuesday-Friday, and by 4 p.m. on students because it gave Monday for Tuesday’s online edition. them real life experience Questions: Please call Editor Susan Hartley at while on the job. (937) 773-2721, ext. 207 if you have questions But, he added, that wasabout obituaries. n’t the only reason the

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Alissa Kinnett, and Brianna Kinnett, all of Minster. He was preceded in death by one brother, Norman J. Kinnett. Ricky celebrated life everyday and always had a smile. He enjoyed turtle trapping, playing guitar and music. Ricky loved to fish and ride motorcycles. He loved being with his grandchildren and was a good, loving father. Ricky loved being with his friends and hanging out with them. He was a handyman, iron worker and woodcutter. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Monday at St. Boniface Catholic Church, Piqua, with the Rev. Fr. Angelo Caserta as Celebrant. Burial will follow in Miami Memorial Park, Covington. Friends may call from 2-5 p.m. Sunday at Melcher-Sowers Funeral Home, Piqua. Prayers will be at 5 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Condolences may be expressed to the family at

students got a kick out of the project. “They are looking forward to meeting the people that will live in the home,” said Lenhart, who plans to take the students who worked on the project to 742 Foraker St. at the start of next year as a field trip. “They know that this house is going to a good cause and that it will be in the community for many years to come. It will help countless people.” Lenhart also said the project did more than just give the students work experience. “This has been a great opportunity for them to give back to the community,” Lenhart said. “The students have really taken ownership with this project.” Once delivered to the site, each section was situated using a crane from Schumacher Crane of Dayton. The process took approximately four hours.

Raymond Bey Jr. PIQUA — Raymond Bey Jr., 67, of Piqua, died at 3:22 p.m. Wednesday, M a y 3 0 , 2012, a t Upper Va l l e y Medi c a l Center, Troy. H e w a s BEY b o r n Nov. 23, 1944, in Sidney, to Raymond Bey Sr. and the late Helen (Sage) BeyLeopard. On June 26, 1964, in Piqua, he married Marjorie L. Pickering. She preceded him in death on March 15, 2003. Raymond is survived by one daughter and fiancé, Maria Weaver and Doug St. Meyers of Sidney; one special aunt: Shirley Sage

VERSAILLES — Judy E. Voisard, 68, of Versailles, went home to be with the Lord at 4:10 p.m. Wednesday, May 30, 2012, at Upper Valley Medical Center, Troy. She was born on July 21, 1943, in Piqua, to the late Orville and Mary (Ginn) Simmons. Judy is survived by her children, Mark (Susan) Voisard, Steve Voisard, Lisa Voisard and Scott (Kelly) Voisard, all of Versailles; grandchildren, Adam Voisard, Amber (Ryan) Whittaker, Shelby, Hannah, Grace and Noah Voisard, and Ashlee Voisard; great-grandchildren, Chase and Kaiden, Damien Whittaker; and brothers, Thomas J. Simmons and James T. Simmons. In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her husband, John Voisard; sister, Mary Katherine; grandsons,


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Festival Continued from page 1 the festival will be moving from its traditional site on the levee in Troy to the downtown. Construction on the Adams Street Bridge necessitated the move. While the bulk of the festival will be held Saturday and Sunday in downtown Troy, tonight’s activities actually kick off near the festival’s traditional home on the levee. The ceremonies open at 6 p.m. in the Hobart Arena parking lot. Non-profit organizations will be selling food and other items on the levee from 6-9 p.m. The Troy Music Boosters will be selling strawberry doughnuts at Troy Memorial Stadium Friday, before moving to a downtown booth Saturday and Sunday. The Troy Senior Citizens Center will be selling its strawberry shortcake at the center all weekend. All the traditional Friday night events — including the bed races, children’s parade and big wheel races — will take place in the areas near Troy Memorial Stadium and Hobart Arena. For those wishing to attend the Troy Strawberry Festival on Saturday or Sunday, Dorsten offers the following last-minute suggestions: Parking will be limited — almost to the point of

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of Piqua; one granddaughter, Heather Juarez, Sidney; and three great-grandchildren, all of Sidney. Raymond was a member of Lena Baptist Church, Lena. He worked at Hartzell Propeller as a receiving and warehouse clerk. He began his career there in 1977. Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Forest Hill Cemetery, Piqua, with the Rev. Larry Lutz officiating. Arrangements are being handled by Melcher-Sowers Funeral Home, Piqua. Memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer’s Association, Summit Glen Drive, Suite G100, Dayton, OH 45449. Condolences may be expressed to the family at

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non-existent — in the downtown Troy area both days. Shuttle locations will be available at: the Miami County Fairgrounds, WACO Airfield, the Club 55/Crystal Room parking lot and the Meijer parking lot. Wheelchairaccessible shuttles will be available at the Meijer parking lot only. “We are really encouraging people to take shuttles,” Dorsten said. “We can’t emphasize that enough.” While it may appear to the naked eye as if it is nearing completion, the Adams Street Bridge remains closed for repairs, Dorsten said. Anyone found trespassing on the Adams Street Bridge will receive a ticket from the Troy Police Department. While having pets at the festival is not illegal — as it had been in the past when the festival was held on the levee — Dorsten said bringing pets to this year’s festival is strongly discouraged. “It’s a concern for both the pets and the people attending the festival,” Dorsten said. “It’s going to be too hot and crowded for the pets — and under those circumstances, you start to worry about someone getting bit.” For more information on the Troy Strawberry Festival, visit

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PIQUA — Helen G. “Gracie” Duer, 79, of Piqua, died at 6 p.m. Wednesd a y , May 30, 2012, at her residence. S h e w a s b o r n April 9, 1933, in P i q u a , DUER to the late Charles and Helen G. (Pollard) Kramer. She married Donald K. “Ben” Duer on Nov. 16, 1952, in Piqua, a marriage which spanned 54 wonderful years prior to his death on Feb. 26, 2006. Survivors include a son, Tim (Lorrie) Duer of Piqua; two daughters, Gail (Tim) Duer-Reaves and Ellen Schutt, all of Piqua; six grandchildren, Emily Bowles, David Duer, Elizabeth Duer, Maxwell Schutt, Abigail Schutt and Heidi Schutt; sister, Janice (John) Pollack of Libertyville, Ill.; and several nieces and nephews.

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Rain, cool temps expected A low pressure system heads into the Ohio Valley for today. There may be some lingering showers today from an overnight rain. Temperatures will be running below normal for today and Saturday as the Troy Strawberry Festival gets under way. Temperatures will moderate slowly over the weekend, reaching back into the 70s on Sunday. High: 60 Low: 58.


Lillian Koon and Kaden Hughes lend a helping hand in sweeping the gym/cafeteria floor at High Street School on Wednesday. Koon, a second-grade student, and Hughes, a first-grader, volunteered to help out as students prepared to begin their summer vacation.





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In brief Sports physicals offered TIPP CITY — Physicals for athletes who will be participating in school sports are available at the UVMC Center for Sports Medicine, 450 N. Hyatt St., Tipp City. Dr. Jeff Rayborn, primary care physician board certified in sports medicine, will perform the screening exams from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. every Wednesday beginning June 13 through Aug. 8, except July 4 and 18. To schedule an appointment for a physical, contact the UVMC Center for Sports Medicine at (937) 6672614. The cost for a physical is $30.


NTO party scheduled June 26 PIQUA — The public is invited to come join the fun with the NTO or Never Too Old Club for breakfast, bingo and door prizes starting at 9:30 a.m., Tuesday, June 26, in the party room at the Piqua Senior Apartments, 316 N. College St. Sponsored by Amedisys Home Health Care, Brumbaugh Law Firm, Comfort Keepers, Goodwill Easter Seals Adult Day, Lindare and Sterling House.

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Edwards Continued from page 1 million cover-up of his affair. “While I do not believe I did anything illegal, or ever thought I was doing anything illegal, I did an awful, awful lot that was wrong and there is no one else responsible for my sins,” Edwards said on the courthouse steps. Edwards would have faced up to 30 years in prison and $1.5 million in fines if convicted of all charges. He did not testify, along with his mistress Rielle Hunter and the two donors whose money was at issue. Jurors acquitted him on a charge of accepting illegal campaign contributions, involving $375,000 from elderly heiress Rachel “Bunny” Mellon in 2008. He had also been charged with illegally accepting $350,000 from Mellon in 2007, other donations from wealthy Texas attorney Fred Baron, filing a false campaign finance report and conspiracy.



Lesson in weeding Washington Intermediate School students gather around their teacher, Tiffany Williams, kneeling, as she explains the science of weeding in the school’s flower and vegetable garden last week. Students planted a garden containing both flowers and vegetables this spring. With the help from grant funds from the Piqua Community Foundation, Miami Conservancy and Miami County Solid Waste District, fourth-grade teachers Williams and Stacy Patton were able to fund the garden seeding. Students have volunteered to tend to the garden during the summer. Each week, a fourth-grade student and his, or her, family will till, pull weed and harvest the fruits of the student’s labor. FOR PHOTO REPRINTS, GO TO WWW.DAILYCALL.COM


Passport Continued from page 1 each passport. Each of these sites tells a unique story about the state’s rich history. They tell of Ohio’s settlement, migration and transportation and reveal Native American and African American heritage and culture. Other sites tell of Civil War history, dramatic battles, presidential artifacts, and even space travel. And all of Ohio’s history is wrapped in the state’s natural beauty — including nature preserves, trails, plants and wildlife — which can be the perfect retreat for nature study and relaxation. Season hours for Johnston Farm begin today. The hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday and Friday and noon to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Admission is $8 for adults; $4 for children 6-12; and free for children 5 and under and Johnston farm Friends Council and Ohio Historical Society Members. From noon to 5 p.m. on June 9-10 John Johnston’s family home will come alive with craft demonstrations, games, and activities children would have enjoyed in the past. The Mountain Dulcimer Society of Dayton will present traditional music and other related activities throughout the day Saturday. Allow enough time to take in the Historic Indian and Canal Museum and conclude your day with a relaxing ride on the General Harrison of Piqua and relive a time when mules pulled boats. New this season at Johnston Farm & Indian Agency, visitors are in-

Johnston Farm 2012 special events include: June 9 and 10: Family Days and Music at Johnston Farm July 7 and 8: Life on an Indian Agency Aug. 11: An Evening of Feasting, Music & Canawling- Reservation Event Oct. 13: Celebrate Fall at Johnston Farm Dec. 1: Christmas on Johnston FarmReservation Event Volunteers of all ages are especially welcome to help with demonstrations and reenactments. Johnston Farm official say if people have an interest then they will supply the rest. For more information on the sites, visit: aces/name.html or visit Johnston Farm on the web at: or call 773.2522 vited to take a walk through 100 years of childhood as a collection of dolls and toys illustrating how the concept of childhood changed from the 19th to the 20th centuries. On June 23-24, if a visitor arrives with an antique doll, they may enjoy half-price admission for themselves. Staff member Marla Fair, who restores dolls in her spare time, will help the owner learn more about their doll. “If you haven’t been here in awhile, this isn’t the same place that it was 10 years ago,” Hite said.

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Note the sarcasm efore we go any further, I need us to jump into our DeLoreans (Cause we all have one, right?) to when my youngest daughter, 8-year-old Emma, was about six months old and I had a nice case of postpartum depression, aka the baby blues. Note the sarcasm. It took another six months after this self-diagnosis to bring the issue, for lack of a better word, to my doctor’s attention during a routine physical. (I tend to be a little stubborn) One that culminated in a visit from you-know-where thanks to a combination of baby blues and a (Surprise!) cancer screen appointment from a discovered lump. What followed was my becoming a zombie thanks to a prescription of the anti-depressant Paxil that did nothing for the blues, but sure did expand the ol’ waistline, while the (Surprise!) cancer screening turned out to be nothing. A positive, I suppose, after all was said and done in that I was only left with some early gray hairs but lost a few years of life-expectancy from sheer, absolute terror. Meanwhile, as if life weren’t interesting enough being a depressed working mom of two, my marriage climbed onto the first rung of the ladder toward divorce. What bliss! Note the sarcasm. Yet, as all working moms and wives know there isn’t time for crying in baseball but rather than grab life by the horns I sleep-walked and ate. My only real enjoyment at the time being to write, point a silent finger of accusation at my then-husband, and daydream about running away. Where to, I’ve no idea, but I was bound and determined to write myself there. Then, if this story wasn’t depressing enough, the main character ends up in divorce court, reclaiming her maiden name, and won- BETHANY J. ROYER dering where/what/when Staff Writer does the next chapter in life start because things are looking mighty complicated. The ensuing weight-loss was fantastic. Note the sarcasm. Fortunate for all characters involved, another writer stepped in to take over my story. At least, so it seems, as I certainly never would have been creative enough to write what happened next, like bringing my ex back into the storyline. By this point, obviously suffering a massive case of writer’s block, I would have thrown in a car chase or something blowing up, maybe a few aliens, cause never in a million years would I have come up with this story. Not the strange set of circumstances that brings me to this point, or what I referred to in my last column as things possibly happening for a reason. So now that we’re all up to speed, more or probably less, future columns should make a little more sense, and while I have you here, I want to tell Michael that he’s a pretty brave guy. Or crazy. I’ll leave that up to the reader. It took a lot of guts to bring our story back together. I was planning to become a nun once the girls were grown. You know, a zombie slaying nun. Seriously, I don’t know what’s going to happen next, but I’m glad one of us had the guts to think outside the box. Though I’m still trying to figure out if you were serious about trying to annull our divorce, are you and is that possible? Anyway, whether all of this is part of a bigger plan, happening for a reason, meant to be or going to work out, I don’t know. I’m simply trying to let this story enfold on its own, stay out of its way, while keeping curious as to what’s going to happen next. A nun taught me that, believe it or not. Sadly, she wasn’t a zombie slaying nun, can’t have it all, I guess. Note the sarcasm.


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Nowadays millionaires are a dime a dozen the Sahara. penthouse in ManThen again, a lot of peohattan just sold for ple think you’re crazy if $90 million, which you walk in Manhattan. broke the record set last It’s a lose-lose situation. year when the 22-year-old Think of the wear and daughter of a Russian biltear on the vehicle. How lionaire spent $88 million many times do you have on a Park Avenue pad that to hear, “Yo, buddy, it hurt she plans to use during JIM MULLEN my hand when I opened the few weeks a year the cab door and dinged when she’s in town. (It’s Columnist your Masarati. I’d sue still hard for me to say “Russian billionaire” after years of think- you, but I’m in a hurry!” before you stop ing of Russia as a place full of empty, gov- taking the car out of the garage at all? Everybody knows parking is expenernment-run stores where toilet paper — if there was any — was a luxury item.) sive in Manhattan. I was there on busiIn other big real estate news, someone ness last year and parked in one of the bought a parking spot in the garage of a many underground garages. It was $5.95 Manhattan building for a million dol- for the first half-hour. Three hours later, lars. They’re kidding, right? Who’s going I paid the $25 bill (plus $2 tip) and to believe that someone who can blow a headed for home. As I pulled out of the million dollars on a parking spot has garage, I saw a sign for another parking only one car? Even I have two cars, and garage right across the street. It charged I’m only, oh, a million dollars shy of hav- only $5.94 for the first half-hour. Freeing a million dollars. One of my cars is 9 market competition like that keeps parking prices low, low, low. years old; the other is 7. Still, if you lived there, you could park But I’m not jealous. This guy is obviously one of those people the news media your car at many parking garages in now call “job creators.” If only we would Manhattan for a monthly rate of $500. lower his taxes, this guy could afford to As outrageous as that may sound to the buy two million-dollar parking spots and normal homeowner, it still is a deal combuy another car. That’s how you create pared to spending a million on a single jobs. When you and I buy a car, jobs are parking spot. There used to be a show on TV in the not created because we’re not rich. But when a rich person buys a car, tons of late ’50s called “The Millionaire.” A charjobs are created. That’s why we all have acter named Michael Anthony would to chip in and lower taxes for the show up at someone’s front door and wealthy. Why is that so hard to under- hand the shocked residents a cashier’s check for a million dollars, tax-free, from stand? What kind of car would someone park reclusive gazillionaire John Beresford in a million-dollar parking space? A Tipton. There was one stipulation: They Ford? A Chevy? No, it’s probably one of could never say where they got the those expensive European cars. Maybe a money. Back then, a million dollars meant Porsche or a BMW. No, even that won’t cut it. If you’re spending a million dol- something; it could change your life. You lars on a parking spot, you’re probably could buy houses and cars for your driving one of those million-dollar cars friends and family. Now it buys you a like a Maybach or a Ferrari or a Lam- parking space for a car you will rarely, if borghini. Which would create a lot of ever, use. manufacturing jobs — in Europe. Jim Mullen’s newest book, “How to Of course, a lot of people think you’d be crazy to own a car in a place like Lose Money in Your Spare Time — At Manhattan. You can walk faster than Home,” is available at You you can drive there. You need a car in can follow him on Pinterest at pinterManhattan like you need a rowboat in


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Excerpts of recent editorials of interest from Ohio newspapers: The (Cleveland) Plain Dealer … On April 1, when Japan lowered its corporate tax rate, this country’s 35 percent tax rate became the highest in the industrialized world. Because the U.S. tax code has so many loopholes or breaks, the effective rate for corporations averaged 27.7 percent between 2006 and 2009, according to a PricewaterhouseCoopers report, but even that is well above the average for comparable nations. … There actually are glimmers of bipartisan agreement in Washington that the United States needs to lower corporate tax rates and simplify a tax code that has grown so complex that American business spends billions of dollars trying to comply with its provisions or to capitalize on the myriad breaks it contains. … Undoing this labyrinth and overcoming the objections of its many defenders will require cooperation and discipline across party lines, on both sides of Capitol Hill and at both ends of Pennsylvania Avenue traits that are in short supply these days. It will also require a huge investment of time. But it is an exercise that Congress and the White House can no longer avoid. The sooner the heavy lifting begins even if it probably won’t bear fruit until after this fall’s elections the sooner American firms can shore up their competitive position in the world economy and create more jobs and wealth in this country. ___ Warren Tribune Chronicle In his effort to persuade young voters he is their champion, President Barack Obama has been talking a lot about making college affordable. His audiences may want to consider what he has done to make the cost of living for collegeage Americans higher. Franciscan University of Steubenville officials announced (recently) they are dropping a health insurance program used by as many as 200 of the institution’s students. That should have come as no surprise because of one reason cited for the action. Franciscan is a Roman Catholic university and many of its students are staunchly loyal to church teaching. Had Franciscan maintained its insurance program for students, policies would have had to cover birth control services many Catholics consider to be incompatible with church doctrine. Indirectly, the cost of such coverage would have been borne by those paying for policies, because of the new national health care law often referred to as “Obamacare.” …










DEAR ABBY: My parents divorced when I was in third grade, and my sister and I lived with my mother. When I was 16, Mom met a man online, quit her job and moved across the country to be with him. My sister and I begged her to let us finish school first, but she was adamant about moving. She gave us a choice — move with her to another state or move in with our father. We chose the latter. Since then, my mother has not been a part of my life. She calls occasionally, but never on my birthday or special holidays. I invited her to my wedding, but she didn’t attend. When I think of my mother, I associate her with feelings of abandonment and unhappiness. Mom called me last week, and frankly it was upsetting. I have heard from others how unhappy she is with her life and the choices she made, although she hasn’t said it to me directly. I find it painful to hear her say she loves me, because there’s a difference between saying it and living it. I have forgiven her, but it doesn’t mean I want to sign up for more of that treatment. Is there a moral obligation to allow her back into my life? I believe you can’t help what happens in your childhood, but you can decide how you let it affect you. Or is it OK to stay on the path I have chosen and keep my distance from her? — MORALLY PERPLEXED IN TEXAS DEAR PERPLEXED: If a closer relationship with your mother would be dangerous for you emotionally, then you shouldn’t risk it. It is not your fault that the life she chose didn’t turn out to be a happy one for her. After years of being treated with indifference by her, if you choose to keep your distance, I support your decision.

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Advice tion in the new couple’s honor after their honeymoon, when they wouldn’t be so rushed. Your thoughts, please. — SOMEWHAT OFFENDED IN KENTUCKY DEAR SOMEWHAT OFFENDED: No, it is not a trend. To shoo away one’s guests so that a private party can be held afterward is rude. It shows lack of consideration for the feelings of one’s guests, and it is very poor manners. DEAR ABBY: I am a single mother with three children. Several years ago we bought a puppy. When we got her, we were told if she ever gets lost, she could be located through the chip that had been placed in her. (The breeder said it was just a “shot.”) You can also buy a car these days with a global positioning device installed so the car can be located if it is stolen. The cost for the police to find a missing child has got to be astronomical. Wouldn’t it be much cheaper to come up with global positioning chips for our children? They do it for dogs and cats. When will we make our children safer than we do our pets and our cars? — JUST THINKING IN FLORIDA

DEAR JUST THINKING: You have come up with an interesting concept, and not just one for small children. It could work for members of the military and workers who go abroad to dangerous locations, and also for peoDEAR ABBY: Perhaps ple suffering from I’m a little old-fashioned, Alzheimer’s disease who but do you think it’s ac- might wander. ceptable when having a large wedding and recepDear Abby is written by tion to hurry your guests Abigail Van Buren, also away so a smaller group of known as Jeanne Phillips, intimate family and and was founded by her friends can attend a more mother, Pauline Phillips. exclusive reception? Is Write Dear Abby at this now common among or new couples? P.O. Box 69440, Los AngeI’d gladly attend a sin- les, CA 90069. gle open house or recep-

NEW YORK (AP) — Let’s take “Breakfast” for $500: An Oh Henry! chocolate bar and a Diet Pepsi. And here’s the question: What did Alex Trebek consume a couple of hours before this breakfast interview? “When I say ‘the Breakfast of Champions,’ I’m serious,” he jokes as he orders just coffee. A morning routine of candy and cola might not seem strange for someone other than Trebek. But for 28 years as host of “Jeopardy!” he’s blended likeability with an air of erudition and correctness. He’s seemingly not the sort of guy who, at 71, might choose a wakeup menu better suited to a child whose mother’s back is turned. Trebek acknowledges the apparent contradiction, and, in his resonant, precise voice, is happy to cite another. “People say, ‘You look to be in great shape for your age,’ and I guess I am,” he allows — “except that I keep breaking things.” There’s that darned Achilles tendon, which he tore last July chasing a woman who invaded his San Francisco hotel room and filched several items. “It’s been nine months, and it still kills me when I walk,” Trebek says. “And I’m constantly injuring myself. Doing work around the house, you don’t notice when you injure yourself. An hour later you say, ‘Geez, I’m bleeding. How did that happen?’ “Except,” he adds with a bit of comic timing, “if you bang your head, you notice. You should never wear a baseball cap when working in close quarters in the attic: You never see that beam above you!” But if Trebek repairing his roof on a tottery ladder (result: a broken arm) seems out of character, so be it. In person, he is leading-man handsome in a natty gray suit, a model of calm and control, the perfect steward of TV’s answer-and-question institution. (Check local listings for time


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queen and lead the king of spades. The purpose of this play is to dislodge North's ace of spades if he has it. If the spade king wins the trick, you next lead the jack of diamonds, planning to finesse; even if the finesse loses, you are assured of at least nine tricks. If the spade king loses to the ace, you duck the heart return and win the next heart. Then you take the diamond finesse. South turns up with the king, you still make the contract. South either has no more hearts, because North started with five or six of them, or he has another heart, in which case North had only four hearts originally. Either way you make at least three notrump. Your basic aim is to guard against the possibility that North started with something like:

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In that case, taking a diamond finesse before leading a spade would prove fatal. 2. Since there is no quick way of getting to dummy to attempt a trump finesse, you should try to force your way into dummy by taking the ace of diamonds and then playing the A-K of spades and A-K of hearts, in Tomorrow: Putting it all that order. Assuming both together. opponents follow suit in

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and channel.) The L.A.-based Trebek is in New York to receive a Peabody Award for electronic media, as “Jeopardy!” joins other awardees that include serious documentaries, edgy comedies and hightoned dramas. “We’re in some prestigious company,” Trebek says. “But I think what makes ‘Jeopardy!’ CHARLES SYKES, FILE/AP PHOTO special is that, among all the In this May 21 file photo, honoree Alex quiz and game shows out there, Trebek, host of the game show “Jeopours tends to encourage learn- ardy,” holds a 71st Annual Peabody ing. A lot of the stuff is trivia, but Awards, in New York. Trebek received a maybe a subject will come up Peabody Award for electronic media, as that will arouse the viewers’ cu- “Jeopardy!,” joined other awardees inriosity and they’ll want to find cluding serious documentaries, edgy out more. We tell you it’s OK to comedies and high-toned dramas. be bright, to know a lot of things, and to want to learn.” years has a nice ring to it.” Certainly, the “Jeopardy!” audience Now he chuckles at the uproar he (which averages 9 million daily) is sparked. What’s so surprising that, rallied by each day’s three contest- after 50 years in the business and 71 ants who confront the game board birthdays, he might consider calling with its half-dozen categories, each of it quits? whose five answers demands the “Saying that I’ve THOUGHT right question. about it doesn’t mean that I’m Maybe never in the show’s long DOING it,” he reasons. history was the competition fiercer, Trebek’s path to “Jeopardy!” began and more fun, than in February 2011, in his native Canada, where he grew when a supercomputer named Wat- up in the Ontario suburb of Subdury son humbled reigning human and graduated from the University of champs in a battle of Machine vs. Ottawa with a degree in philosophy. Man. “I had no money for my junior and “I for one welcome our new com- senior years,” he says, “and all the puter overlords,” Ken Jennings philosophy courses were taught in (famed record-holder for the longest the mornings, which enabled me to winning streak) scribbled alongside get a job in the afternoons and at his Final Jeopardy response. night to pay for my tuition.” Just another learning experience The job he got, by chance, was at for all. the Canadian Broadcasting Corp., “Learning something new is fun,” which after graduation led to a fullsays Trebek. “When I finish as the time position as announcer, newsman host of ‘Jeopardy!’ I’m going to go up and on-air host. to Taft in central California. They Then, in 1973, he headed to Los have a small college there that Angeles and quickly landed the host teaches you about oil drilling.” job on a new NBC daytime game Whereupon he expounds on the sub- show, “Wizard of Odds.” Other game ject at some length while pinpointing shows followed, sometimes more several details he wonders about. “I’d than one simultaneously: Even after like to take a course,” he says. winning the host job at “Jeopardy!” But wait — what about that R- when it made its syndicated bow in word? A few weeks ago Trebek was 1984, he hosted two other game quoted as saying he was thinking of shows, “Concentration” and “To Tell retiring, with the explanation, “30 the Truth.”

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JOHN ROSEMOND Columnist going to miss his dad and the more often he’s going to slip into these funks of his. He needs someone to help him get unstuck, and I suggest that you’re in the best position to give him that gentle push. After all, there’s no one he trusts more than you. Don’t wait for the next episode. Instead, talk to him when the proverbial iron is cold. Say something along these lines: “I’ve noticed that when we talk about your dad and how much you miss him, we are talking about things we’ve talked about before. That’s good, because it means that there’s really nothing more to say. So I’ve decided that from now on, we’re only going to talk about your dad twice a month, every other Saturday morning (for example) right after breakfast. That’s the best time because neither of us has to be anywhere and we can talk as long as we need to. The new rule, however, is that we can’t talk about stuff we’ve already talked about. We have to talk about new stuff.” That will mean that you have to enforce two rules: first, you only talk twice a month; second, you don’t go over stuff you’ve already talked about. Initially, you may need to say things like,“I’ve noticed that you might be thinking about your dad again. That’s fine. Take some time to think about what we’re going to talk about next Saturday. Write it down so you don’t forget, but remember, we only talk about new stuff.” The combination of your authority and the new rules will provide exactly what he needs to begin resolving his sadness and moving on.The likelihood is, when it comes time for a scheduled talk session, he really won’t have much, if anything, to talk about.That, in fact, is the goal.

A: Over the past 40 or so years, a number of researchers have identified and generated a fairly extensive body of literature concerning the stages of the grieving process. These include denial, anger, depression, and final acceptance. The general feeling among mental health professionals is that the process should be allowed to run its course, which takes longer in some individuals than in others. That’s generally good advice, but as is the case with most general rules, there are exceptions. Some people, for example, get “hung up” at some point in the process. They need facilitators who can help them get unstuck and move on. That role can be served by a therapist, a friend who’s gone through the process, or a group of people who are all grieving for similar reasons. When a child gets stuck, as seems to be the case with your son, it is often the case that continued discussion of the child’s feelings is going to make matters worse rather than better. I was recently discussing this very issue with a psychologist who works with military families who have lost a loved one in war. He said that one of his biggest challenges is recognizing when talking about a person’s feelings has become counterproductive. Family psychologist John My educated guess is that your son has reached the point where Rosemond answers parents’ the more he talks about how much questions on his web site at he misses his dad, the more he’s

House to vote on abortion ban WASHINGTON — Legislation coming up for a House vote would make it a federal crime to carry out an abortion based on the gender of the fetus. The measure takes aim at the aborting of female fetuses, a practice more common to countries such India and China, where there is a strong preference for sons, but which is also thought to take place in this country. The mainly Republican supporters of the bill characterized the vote as a sex-discrimination issue at a time when Democrats are accusing Republicans of waging a war on women. Abortion rights advocates argued that the bill exploits the problem of selective abortion to further limit a woman’s right to choose. The House Republican leadership brought the bill to the floor under a procedure requiring a two-thirds majority for passage, and the outcome was uncertain. To help assure passage, the authors removed a contentious provision of the bill that would have also banned abortions based on the race of the fetus. Even if it passes the House, the measure faces a dim future in

BEIRUT — When the gunmen began to slaughter his family, 11year-old Ali el-Sayed says he fell to the floor of his home, soaking his clothes with his brother’s blood to fool the killers into thinking he was already dead. The Syrian boy tried to stop himself from trembling, even as the gunmen, with long beards and shaved heads, killed his parents and all four of his siblings, one by one. The youngest to die was Ali’s brother, 6-year-old Nader. His small body bore two bullet holes — one in his head, another in his back. “I put my brother’s blood all over me and acted like I was dead,” Ali told The Associated Press over Skype on Wednesday, his raspy voice steady and matter-of-fact, five days after the killing spree that left him both an orphan and an only child. Ali is one of the few survivors of a weekend massacre in Houla, a collection of poor farming villages and olive groves in Syria’s central Homs province. More than 100 people were killed, many of them women and children who were shot or stabbed in their houses. The killings brought immediate, worldwide condemnation of President Bashar Assad, who has unleashed a violent crackdown on an uprising that began in March 2011. Activists say as many as 13,000 people have been killed since the revolt began. U.N. investigators and witnesses blame at least some of the Houla killings on shadowy gunmen known as shabiha who operate on behalf of Assad’s government. Recruited from the ranks of Assad’s Alawite religious community, the militiamen enable the government to distance itself from direct responsibility for the execution-style killings, torture and revenge attacks that have become hallmarks of the shabiha. In many ways, the shabiha are more terrifying than the army and security forces, whose tactics include shelling residential neighborhoods and firing on protesters. The swaggering gunmen are deployed specifically to brutalize and intimidate Assad’s opponents. Activists who helped collect the dead in the aftermath of the Houla massacre described dismembered bodies in the streets, and row upon row of corpses shrouded in blankets. “When we arrived on the scene we started seeing the scale of the massacre,” said Ahmad al-Qassem, a 35-year-old activist. “I saw a kid with his brains spilling out, another child who was no more than 1 year old who was stabbed in the head. The smell of death was overpowering.” The regime denies any responsibility for the Houla killings, blaming them on terrorists. And even if the shabiha are responsible for the killings, there is no clear evidence that the regime directly ordered the massacre in a country spiraling toward civil war. As witness accounts begin to


This image made from amateur video, released by the Houla Media Office and accessed Thursday, purports to show 11-year-old Ali elSayed, a survivor of the Houla massacre that began Friday and left 108 people dead, many of them children and women. leak out, it remains to be seen what, exactly, prompted the massacre. Although the Syrian uprising has been among the deadliest of the Arab Spring, the killings in Houla stand out for their sheer brutality and ruthlessness. According to the U.N., which is investigating the attack, most of the victims were shot at close range, as were Ali’s parents and siblings. The attackers appeared to be targeting the most vulnerable people, such as children and the elderly, to terrorize the population. This type of massacre — even more than the shelling and mortar attacks that have become daily occurrences in the uprising — is a sign of a new level of violence. By most accounts, the gunmen descended on Houla from an arc of nearby villages, making the deaths all the more horrifying because the victims could have known their attackers. According to activists in the area, the massacre came after the army pounded the villages with artillery and clashed with local rebels following anti-regime protests. Several demonstrators were killed, and the rebels were forced to withdraw. The pro-regime gunmen later stormed in, doing the bulk of the killing. Syrian activist Maysara Hilaoui said he was at home when the massacre in Houla began. He said there were two waves of violence, one starting at 5 p.m. Friday and a second at 4 a.m. Saturday. “The shabiha took advantage of the withdrawal of rebel fighters,” he said. “They started entering homes and killing the young as well as the old.” Ali, the 11-year-old, said his mother began weeping the moment about 11 gunmen entered the family home in the middle of the night after arriving in a military armored vehicle and a bus. The men led Ali’s father and oldest brother outside. “My mother started screaming ‘Why did you take them? Why did you take them?’” Ali said. Soon afterward, he said, the gunmen killed Ali’s entire family. As Ali huddled with his youngest siblings, a man in civilian clothes took Ali’s mother to the bedroom and shot her five times in the head and neck. “Then he left the bedroom. He used his flashlight to see in front of him,” Ali said. “When he saw my sister Rasha, he shot her in the head while she was in the hallway.” Ali had been hiding near his brothers Nader, 6, and Aden, 8. The gunmen shot both of them, killing them instantly. He then fired at Ali

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but missed. “I was terrified,” Ali said, speaking from Houla, where relatives have taken him in. “My whole body was trembling.” Ali is among the few survivors of the massacre, although it was impossible to independently corroborate his story. The AP contacted him through anti-regime activists in Houla who arranged for an interview with the child over Skype. The violence had haunting sectarian overtones, according to witness accounts. The victims lived in the Houla area’s Sunni Muslim villages, but the shabiha forces came from a nearby area populated by Alawites, an offshoot of Shiite Islam. Most shabiha belong to the Alawite sect — like the Assad family and the ruling elite. This ensures the loyalty of the gunmen to the regime, because they fear they would be persecuted if the Sunni majority gains the upper hand. Sunnis make up most of Syria’s 22 million people, as well as the backbone of the opposition. The opposition insists the movement is entirely secular. It was not possible to reach residents of the Alawite villages on Wednesday. Communications with much of the area have been cut off, and many residents have fled. Al-Qassem, the activist who helped gather corpses in Houla, said the uprising has unleashed deep tensions between Sunnis and Alawites. “Of course the regime worked hard to create an atmosphere of fear among Alawites,” said alQassem, who is from the Houla area, although not one of the villages that came under attack over the weekend. “There is a deepseated hatred. The regime has given Alawites the illusion that the end of the regime will spell the end of their villages and lives.” He said the army has been pouring weapons into the Alawite areas. “Every house in each of those Alawite villages has automatic rifles. The army has armed these villages, each home according to the number of people who live there,” he said, “whereas in Houla, which has a population of 120,000, you can only find 500 0r 600 armed people. There is an imbalance.” Days after the attack, many victims remain missing. Ali can describe the attack on his family. But al-Qassem said the full story of the massacre may never emerge. “There are no eyewitnesses of the massacre,” he said. “The eyewitnesses are all dead.”

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The Business Office Administrative Assistant position is part of our business office and is primarily responsible for inputting advertisement orders into our billing system for publication as well as producing various financial reports. REQUIREMENTS INCLUDE: • Computer skills including MicrosoftWord and Excel • Accurate data entry skills • Organizational skills • Ability to multi-task • Deadline oriented • Dependable • Take direction easily • Team player • Customer service skills that include excellent verbal communication

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Administrative Assistant and Receptionist needed by area CPA firm to provide support to administrator, partners and staff. The right candidate for the position must possess good telephone, customer service, communication and organizational skills, including attention to detail and the ability to multi-task. This position requires proficient use of Microsoft Office Software. Knowledge of Peachtree software, as well as accounting and tax are a plus. Competitive compensation offered along with benefits package. Please send resume detailing your experience, education and references to: MWWR PO Box 613 Piqua, Ohio 45356-0613

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Home Supervisor MPA Services provides Supported Living services to individuals with MRDD. We are accepting applications for a home supervisor to perform home care in Miami Co (Full Time 2nd shift). You will assist with daily living skills, transportation, money management, medication supervision. No behaviors. Working in a fun atmosphere. We provide a consistent schedule, great pay/benefits plus paid training. Our employees must have a HS diploma/GED, be highly self motivated and have superb ethics. If interested in an employer that genuinely cares for its employees, please call (937)492-0886 ◆❍◆❍◆❍◆❍◆❍◆❍◆❍◆

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320 Houses for Rent 2 BEDROOM house in country, 2 car garage, Bethel Township, No pets! $700 monthly plus deposit, 6395 Studebaker Road, (937)667-4144 for appointment to see 3 & 4 BEDROOM houses available, Piqua, $ 8 5 0 - $ 9 5 0 , (937)778-9303 days, (937)604-5417 evenings. IN COUNTRY near Bradford, 2 bedroom trailer, $400 monthly. ( 9 3 7 ) 4 1 7 - 7 1 1 1 (937)448-2974 LARGE House, large miles east $ 7 0 0 / m (937)335-4188

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NORTH PIQUA, 3 Bedroom, 2 bath, 2 car garage, near 1-75, 2931 Delaware Circle, small yard, $880 monthly, reference required, (937)778-0524 PIQUA, 2 Bedroom, 829 Camp Street, 2 car garage, stove, refrigerator, No pets! $675 monthly (937)418-8912

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555 Garage Sales/Yard Sales CASSTOWN, 5104 East State Route 55. Friday & Saturday 9am-6pm. Large indoor outdoor sale. New, used, and vintage items from multiple families. Puzzles, books, holiday, jewelry, hand tools, luggage, Nascar, adult clothing, lamps, tack, collectibles, Tupperware, craft/sewing supplies, linens, china, glassware, lots of miscellaneous Free items. No baby items or kids clothes. !!No early birds!!! COVINGTON, 101 North Wall Street, Friday 9am-4:30, Saturday 9am-3pm, Covington Church of the Brethren Basement Sale! Toys, household items, lots of miscellaneous items, bake sale. GRAB AND GO LUNCH STAND COVINGTON 108 Crosby Street, Friday, Saturday, 8am-?, lawn mower, swimming pool, entertainment center, hard back books, plus size clothes, lots of miscellaneous. COVINGTON, 114 South Wall Street, Thursday Friday and Saturday 9-4. Vintage and Star Wars toys, exercise equipment, old 45 records, and much more!!!

EVERS REALTY TROY, 2 bedroom townhomes, 1.5 baths, 1 car garage, ca, w/d hook up, all appliances, $695 (937)216-5806 2 BEDROOM, appliances, air, garage, lawn care. $565 plus deposit. Call: (937)492-5271 COVINGTON 2 bedroom townhouse, $495. No Pets. (937)698-4599, (937)572-9297. PIQUA, Parkridge Place. Roomy 2 bedroom, 1.5 baths, central air, washer/ dryer hook-up. $500. (419)629-3569. PIQUA, 419 West Ash, 1 bedroom, garage, stove, refrigerator, No pets, $400 Monthly, (937)418-8912 PIQUA OR Troy, Senior living, clean quiet safe, 1 bedroom, $459 includes water, ask about studio apartment at $369, (937)778-0524

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500 - Merchandise

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 Saturday and Sunday 8am-1pm at Heckyeah! 5795 North County Road 25-A. Vendors and public welcome. Call (937)606-2139

560 Home Furnishings 48" DINETTE Set/chairs $200; brand new stainless dishwasher, $200; outdoor table and chairs, miscellaneous chairs, tables, mirrors, art. Call mornings only (937)335-4610 or (937)308-8687 BED~ Queen Pillow Top Mattress Set. New, still in plastic! $159 Can Deliver! (937)550-9221

577 Miscellaneous BED, Queen size with Sleep Logic mattress, like new, paid $1175 asking $395, (937)622-2306

TROY, 1 Bedrooms, appliances, CA, water, trash paid, $425 month. $200 Deposit Special! (937)673-1821 TROY, 2 bedroom upstairs, all appliances, garage, no pets $550 monthly plus $400 deposit (937)864-9852 TROY area, 2 bedroom townhouses, 1-1/2 bath, furnished appliances, W/D hookup, A/C, No dogs $475. (937)339-6776.

CEMETERY LOTS 58.B lot with 2 graves in Covington Cemetery. $600. (937)778-8692 CEMETERY LOTS, Shelby Memory Gardens, 3 lots together, $200 each, (937)710-4899 CEMETERY PLOTS, Miami Memorial Park, Covington, Ohio, includes 2 lots and 2 vaults, Christus Section. sell at 1980 price, (937)773-3623. HOSPITAL BED with mattress. Hoyer lift. Wheel chair. (937)492-1120.

COVINGTON 225 S. Pearl, Covington. Thursday May 31-Saturday June 2; 8-6. 35-year Christmas collection: trees, wreaths, roping, snow village. books, including children's, many vintage/antique/rare & collectible; large print westerns, quilting, crafts, cookbooks. Glassware, dishes, fiestaware. fabric, patterns, vintage linens, four vintage handmade popcorn chenille bedspreads, Covington blanket. 1950's Ricky, Jr. doll. Dollhouse. Jewelry, household items, small appliances. unique giftables/ collectibles. Box lots. MUCH MORE! COVINGTON, 4334 North Fletcher Road, ThursdaySaturday 8am-5pm, LARGE MOVING SALE!! New items out everyday and many free items too! Tools, pictures, Christmas items, antiques, knives, and sewing supplies! COVINGTON, 6880 Hill Road, Friday, Saturday & Sunday, 9am-? Infant, toddler, adult clothing (most 50¢ each), tricycles, swings, Little Tikes (playground), potty chair, stands, chair, kitchen stools, rugs, electric skillet, Christmas wreathes, dog cage, Carhardts. COVINGTON, 6920 McMaken Road, Friday & Saturday, 9am-6pm. Large multi-family sale! Recliner, old trunk, table linens, home decor, curtains, cookware, glasswares, books, movies, toys, men's, women's, kids clothes, yard items, Troy Built push weed eater, punching bag, Dodge Dakota truck lid in royal blue, lots of miscellaneous. PIQUA, 1216 Madison, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, 9am-6pm. Patio Sale! Rogers marching drum/ case, accordion/ case, stamp collection, telescopes, old Ham radio, old adding machines, punch bowl set, cabinets, tables, mirrors, rocking chair, tool boxes/ tools, pickup truck, fishing poles, cameras, bikes/ helmets, men's/ women's clothes, fur coat, computer items. much more!

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FLETCHER, 204 South Walnut Street, Thursday, Friday, and Community Garage Sale Saturday, Thousands of items!!! player piano, small freezer, new shutters, costume jewelry, new watches, ladies clothing 1$ each, tools, fishing equipment, elliptical exerciser, concrete saw, electric sewer line clean out new, threaded rod, yarn and patterns, playboy magazines, 10'x20' canopy, antiques and much more!

PIQUA, 4762 West Brown Road, 9am-5pm. Multi-family! May 31 June 2. For everyone. Kids clothes, strollers, car seats, large hostas, plants, antiques, wicker, jewelry, Vibram sz39 new, toys, books, Industrial and residential shelving, industrial drawer cabinets and storage cabinet, nuts, bolts, washers, electrical items, storage bins - different sizes. Old Knipco heater. Much more. Sorry, NO early birds.

FRIENDSHIP, Indiana, St. Rt. 62, June 9-17, open daily 9am. Friendship Flea Market. (812)667-5645.

PIQUA, 500 Linden Avenue, Saturday 8am-3pm. Clothes, puzzles, books, furniture, toys, Much more!

HARDIN, 10047A (In Hardin), Friday, Saturday & Sunday 9am-?, Moving sale! Table & chairs, cabinets, Riding mower, Lots of miscellaneous, Something for everyone! PIQUA, 10078 Infinity Lane (Springcreek Development - County Rd 25A to Hetzler Rd. Springcreek Development approximately 3 miles on right side.), Saturday, June 2, 9am-3pm. Clothes: Abercrombie, AE, Gap, etc, children's sizes 7/8 girls 4T boys, mattress/ box frame, odds and end items, bar stools, air hockey table. PIQUA, 101 Second Street, Thursday & Friday, 9am-5pm, Saturday, 9am-2pm. NO early birds! Lots of ladies clothes: some new M/L, collector plates, VCR, lots of VCR movies, dolls, red birds, dishes, knick knacks, stuffed animals, Depression glass, purses, lots of miscellaneous. PIQUA, 10250 Little Turtle Lane (near Johnson Farm), Saturday, June 2, 9am-? Moving sale! Everything must go!! Housewares, furniture, furnishings, crafts, decorative items, lots of teacher materials, 100's of children's books. PIQUA, 1423 West Grant Street, (off McKinley), Thursday, Friday, Saturday, 9am-5pm. Two Families. Name brand clothing baby thru teens, Pack N Plays, bassinets, car seats, high chairs, walkers, swings, porta crib, miscellaneous. All clean. PIQUA, 1500 Clark Ave. Thursday 9am-5pm, Friday 9am-5pm, Saturday 8am-Noon. clean multifamily sale, Vera Bradley purses, like new clothing from kids to adults, shoes, golf clubs, lots of miscellaneous! PIQUA, 1613 Haverhill Dr., Friday 9am-3pm, Saturday, 9am-1pm, Ashley Micro fiber Chaise, antique pole lamps, floor lamps, car seats, umbrella stroller, girls clothes (3mo.-2T), toys, lots of miscellaneous. All items are priced to sell!

PIQUA, 5005 Stillwell Road, Friday 9am-5pm, Saturday 9am-12pm, Baby clothes, kitchen items, dresser, pre teen/ adult clothes, Ball canning jars, dishes, jewelry, antique handkerchiefs, aprons, boys suit size 6/7, camping cooler, books, puzzles, toys, glassware PIQUA, 5626 West Route 36, Saturday, June 2, 9am-3pm. Multi family garage sale! PIQUA 613, 617, 621 Brice Ave. Friday and Saturday 9-? HUGE 3 FAMILY SALE!!!! Collectibles, household goods, furniture, boys 2T-3T clothes, toys, too much to mention.

PIQUA 6785 N Troy-Sidney Rd. & 55 Weymer. Thursday, Friday and Saturday 8-? LARGE sales! Fishing poles, mowers, Small to adult bikes, power tools, character glasses, Fenton, glassware, stamps, girls 6X, antiques, collectibles and WAY MORE!! PIQUA, 809 North Sunset Drive, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, 9am-4pm. 3 Family Sale!! 10'X20' Screened dining canopy, lawn mowers, leaf blower, chainsaws, power lift tailgate hitch mounted, 2 lift chairs, TV center, walker, generator, CDs, Gaither CDs, bathtub chair, women clothing, lots of miscellaneous!

that work .com PIQUA, 8135 Woodlawn Drive (off Looney Rd,), Friday, Saturday, 8am-4pm. Shop smith, baseball cards, miter saw, wing back chair, children VHS tapes, GM track bed mat, baby bedding, lots of miscellaneous items!

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PIQUA, 9299 North County Road 25A, Thursday-Friday 9am-6pm, Saturday 9am-1pm, Bedroom suites, recliner, chairs, TV's, book cases, pictures, custom drapes, old cigar boxes, arts and crafts, Christmas, igloo dog house, too much to list!

SIDNEY, Eagle Glen Subdivision, (Off I-75, exit 94, CR 25A/Wapak Ave. Turn south on 25A. Sales are on west/ right side of road from Hoewisher, first stop light, down through Ironwood and Parkwood second stop light). Saturday, June 2nd, 8am-5pm. 662 Foxcross, 503 Grenelefe, 525, 610 Hoewisher, 213, 225 Ironwood, 405 Meredith, 2530,2587 Oakmont, 410 Parkwood, 525 Spyglass, 312 Windsor Park, Some open Friday! TROY, 1642 Brook Park Road. Saturday Only 8am-3pm. Dishes, gardening, toys, treadmill, household, kitchen table, miscellaneous

TROY, 2065 South County Rd 25A, June 1st, June 2nd, 9am-4pm, House full, antique furniture, household items, hand crafted furniture, lots of old stuff, tools, hand crafted jewelry, artist on site. Too much to list! TROY, 2221 Shamrock Lane Apartment B, Saturday and Sunday June 2 and 3, 9 and 10, 16 and 17, 9am-4pm Wedding gown, size 8-16 evening clothing, coats, jackets, sweaters, Clothing of all types sizes 8-16, shoes 8-10, purses, jewelry, some furniture, and much much more. TROY, 2503 Inverness Court, Thursday 8am-12pm and Friday 8am-3:30pm. Clothings, books, games, holiday decorations, gardening items, jewelry, and lots more. TROY, 498 Shaftsbury Road, Friday 9am-5pm, Saturday 9am-Noon, like new designer full bed, cable ready console TV, snow blowers, mower, tool boxes, tool bench, lots of miscellaneous.

PIQUA, 2100 Wilshire Drive (in Deerfield), Thursday and Friday 9am-3pm. Multi-family sale. Bikes, home decor, young ladies clothes 5/6, baby items, bumbo seat, kids clothes, toys, wagon, boppy pillows, lots of miscellaneous. PIQUA, 422 Second Street, Friday, Saturday, 9am-? Rain or Shine! Plus size women's, men's, ladies and maternity clothes, books, kids clothes infants-size 7, toys, purses, kerosene lamp, sewing machine, lift chair, fishing items, much more! PIQUA, 536 South Wayne Street, Thursday and Friday 8:30am-5:30pm, clothes, toys, tools, power wheel jeep, yard tools, and much more!

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LEGAL NOTICE DIRECTORY SHERIFF’S SALE MIAMI COUNTY COMMON PLEAS Case No.: 11-588 Unity National Bank, a Division of The Park National Bank vs. Bobby J. Young aka Bob J. Young, 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 July 3, 2012 at 10:00 o’clock in the a.m. the following described premises, to-wit: Situated in the Township of Newberry, County of Miami, and State of Ohio Parcel Number: H16-009170 Also known as: 11411 West US Route 36, Bradford, Ohio 45308 A full legal description may be obtained in the Office of the Recorder of Miami County, Ohio. Appraised at One Hundred Twenty Six Thousand and 00/100 ($126,000.00) 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 6/1, 6/8, 6/15-2012

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.: 12-150 MorEquity, Inc. vs. Donna A. Schaub, 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 July 3, 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: N44-018560 Also known as: 519 Riverside Drive, Piqua, Ohio 45356 A full legal description may be obtained in the Office of the Recorder of Miami County, Ohio. Appraised at Sixty Six Thousand and 00/100 ($66,000.00) 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 6/1, 6/8, 6/15-2012

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.: 11-818 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.: 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.: 11-839 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.: 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.: 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.: 11-895 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





Friday, June 1, 2012


Four Turns

Tracks on Tap

AT THE WHEEL Kasey 1 KASEY Kahne’s win in the Coke 600 came in

SPRINT CUP SERIES Track: Dover International Speedway Race: FedEx 400 benefiting Autism Speaks Location: Dover, Del. When: Sunday, June 3 TV: FOX (12:30 p.m. EST) Layout: 1.0-mile oval Banking/Turns: 24 degrees Banking/Straightaways: 9 degrees 2011 Winner: Matt Kenseth Crew Chief’s Take: “Dover is a high-banked, one-mile oval that is similar at both ends. It’s also a concrete track with several grooves. Goodyear has a new tire that puts a lot of rubber down and makes for very slick spots on the track. Cars drive over a hump at both corner entries that unloads tires and makes corner entry a big challenge. Most drivers would say it’s a real ‘driver’s track.’ Dover has made significant improvements to pit road in the last year, which has helped the pit crews.”

his 300th career NASCAR Sprint Cup Series start. He joins Ned Jarrett and Rusty Wallace as the only drivers to win in their 300th start. Kahne’s victory was his third in the 600 and fourth overall in points-paying races at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Kahne also has one win at CMS in the AllStar Race (2008).

Memorial Magic!

Webber, Franchitti, Kahne take Memorial Day weekend’s Big Three

A QUICK MARATHON This year’s 2 edition of the Coca-Cola 600 was the quickest in the history of the event. Sunday’s race clocked in a three hours, 51 minutes, 14 seconds. The race was interrupted only five times for cautions and had an average speed of 155.687 mph. The previous quickest 600-miler was in 1995, at three hours, 56 minutes, 55 seconds.

NATIONWIDE SERIES Track: Dover International Speedway Race: 5-Hour Energy 200 When: Saturday, June 2 TV: ESPN (1:30 p.m. EST) 2011 Winner: Carl Edwards

THE FIELD Through 12 3 PACING races in the 2012 season, Jimmie Johnson leads the series in laps led with 502. After sitting on point for 204 laps on Sunday, Greg Biffle moves into second on the list, with 470 laps led. Surprisingly, Jeff Gordon — who is 22nd in points with zero wins — is third, having led 343 circuits. ENOUGH ... Aric Almirola 4 FITTINGLY earned his first career Sprint Cup pole on Friday for the Coca-Cola 600. With a decidedly patriotic flare on Memorial Day weekend at Charlotte Motor Speedway, it was only fitting that Almirola’s sponsor was the U.S. Air Force. Almirola is in his first full season at the Cup level, driving the iconic No. 43 machine for Richard Petty Motorsports. He finished 16th in the race.

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

DRIVER (WINS) POINTS BEHIND Greg Biffle (1) 453 — Matt Kenseth (1) 443 -10 Denny Hamlin (2) 437 -16 Dale Earnhardt Jr. 435 -18 Jimmie Johnson (1) 405 -48 Martin Truex Jr. 404 -49 Kevin Harvick 398 -55 Kyle Busch (1) 391 -62 Tony Stewart (2) 388 -65 Carl Edwards 372 -81 ^ CHASE FOR THE SPRINT CUP ^

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

Brad Keselowski (2) Cint Bowyer Ryan Newman (1) Paul Menard Kasey Kahne (1) Joey Logano Jeff Burton Juan Pablo Montoya Aric Almirola Marcos Ambrose

368 366 337 337 330 314 300 296 291 287

-85 -87 -116 -116 -123 -139 -153 -157 -162 -166

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

DRIVER (WINS) POINTS BEHIND Ricky Stenhouse Jr. (3) 430 — Elliott Sadler (2) 417 -13 Austin Dillon 402 -28 Sam Hornish Jr. 373 -57 Cole Whitt 336 -94 Justin Allgaier 336 -94 Michael Annett 331 -99 Mike Bliss 291 -139 Danica Patrick 264 -166 Joe Nemechek 262 -168

CAMPING WORLD TRUCK SERIES Track: Dover International Speedway Race: Lucas Oil 200 When: Friday, June 1 TV: SPEED 4:30 p.m. EST) 2011 Winner: Kyle Busch ASP, Inc.

Kasey Kahne emerges from his car in Victory Lane at Charlotte Motor Speedway after winning the Coca-Cola 600.

By MATT TALIAFERRO Athlon Sports Racing Editor

Memorial Day weekend is billed as “Racing’s Greatest Weekend,” with high-profile races across the globe. The Formula One Series opened the day half a world away with the Grand Prix of Monaco. The IndyCar Series culminated a month in Indiana with arguably North America’s most prestigious race, the Indianapolis 500. And NASCAR brought down the curtains with one of its crown-jewel events — its longest race of the season — the Coca-Cola 600 in Charlotte, N.C. In Monte Carlo, Mark Webber, from Australia, entertained the champagne and caviar crown, scoring his second victory in the Grand Prix of Monaco. Driving a Red Bull Renault, Webber beat Nico Rosberg and Fernando Alonso to line after the 161.8-mile event that came down to tire strategy and dodging threatening weather. Back in the United States, the 96th running of the Indianapolis 500

went green at noon EST after its traditional late-morning flurry of marching bands, balloons and Jim Nabors’ rendition of “Back Home Again in Indiana.” A familiar face drank milk and kissed the bricks by mid-afternoon, as Scotsman Dario Franchitti earned his third career Borg-Warner Trophy. Franchitti battled Takuma Sato, Scott Dixon and Tony Kanaan in the closing laps. As Franchitti and Sato raced side-by-side into Turn 1 on the final lap, Sato, on the inside, was squeezed down by Franchitti. Sato spun, allowing Franchitti to scoot away with Dixon and Kanaan finishing second and third. Sato was credited with 17th after hitting the wall in the spin. Franchitti dedicated the win to his good friend, the late Dan Wheldon, who passed away in last season’s IndyCar final at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Wheldon was the defending Indianapolis 500 champion. “Everybody up there was a friend of Dan’s, and that about sums it up,”

I Following the Coca-Cola 600, Joe Gibbs Racing teammates Kyle Busch and Denny Hamlin were asked their opinions on the reduction in cautions this season. Busch pointed to the collective experience of the field, saying, “You got the best drivers in the world out there each and every weekend. We all feel like we know what we’re doing. We don’t have to run over each other anymore to pass.” Hamlin agreed with Busch, but also highlighted a championship system that places more emphasis on points than ever before: “I think everyone is so used to these cars now. I think at the beginning, these cars were a tremendous handful to drive. Obviously we saw some wrecks because of it, especially on restarts.

Franchitti said of the top-3 finishers. “Everybody loved him. I think DDub would be proud of that one.” The beer and barbeque crowd enjoyed the day’s finale — the 53rd running of NASCAR’s marathon, the Coca-Cola 600. Kasey Kahne emerged victorious after nearly four hours of racing at Charlotte Motor Speedway, handing Hendrick Motorsports its third consecutive win (counting the nonpoints All-Star Race). The victory was Kahne’s first with HMS since coming aboard at the start of the season, and third career triumph in the 600. “It’s been an unbelievable week for us to get the 200th win at Darlington, then to come back and win the All-Star Race,” team owner Rick Hendrick said. “I think we’re showing the potential of the teams. I’m really looking forward to the second half of this year.” Denny Hamlin, Kyle Busch, Greg Biffle and Brad Keselowski rounded out the top 5.

“Bottom line, I think everyone is so concerned with points nowadays, you know if you wreck and you finish in the 30s, you’re going to take 10 races to get that back. “I think everyone’s just a little bit more patient on restarts, as crazy as that sounds. It’s just not as wild on restarts as it used to be a couple years ago. Everyone is minding their P’s and Q’s, trying to get the best finish out of their day, knowing the one thing you can’t overcome in a race is a crash.” Said the race-winner, Kasey Kahne: “You have to be consistent in this sport. It’s how the points are. You have to be consistent. You have to finish races. If you're crashing, you’re not finishing, you’re losing points. The Chase is what it’s all about.”

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

POINTS BEHIND DRIVER (WINS) 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

1. Jimmie Johnson 2. Greg Biffle 3. Denny Hamlin 4. Matt Kenseth 5. Kasey Kahne 6. Dale Earnhardt Jr.

KASEY KAHNE In the first six races of the season, Kahne averaged a 28.5-place finish. Since, he’s caught fire, averaging a 5.5-place running in the last six. In that time, he’s advanced from a low of 32nd in the standings to 15th.

7. Brad Keselowski

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Dover International Speedway Junie Donlavey fielded entries for over 50 years in NASCAR’s top division — from Joe Weatherly and LeeRoy Yarbrough to Ricky Rudd and Ken Schrader and a host of drivers in between — but his Dover mount in May 1981 might have been his most memorable. Jody Ridley drove Donlavey’s No. 90 Ford to victory in the Mason-Dixon 500 that day, scoring both men’s lone Cup victory. Neil Bonnett, Cale Yarborough and David Pearson all took turns at the front, but each dropped an engine while leading. Ridley finally emerged with the lead — although Bobby Allison’s car owner, Harry Ranier, claimed that NASCAR’s timing and scoring had incorrectly placed Ridley ahead of his No. 28 Buick — and led the final 20 laps to score an unlikely win over Allison, Dale Earnhardt, D.K. Ulrich and Rudd.

Athlon Fantasy Stall Looking at Checkers: With his next victory in Dover, Jimmie Johnson will tie Bobby Allison and Richard Petty for the most all-time wins at the track (seven). Pretty Solid Pick: Roush teammates Greg Biffle and Matt Kenseth each have two Cup wins in Delaware. Good Sleeper Pick: Mark Martin (four Dover wins), in his Michael Waltrip Racing Toyota. Runs on Seven Cylinders: Last weekend’s winner, Kasey Kahne, who averages a 22.6-place finish in 12 starts here. Insider Tip: The drivers love this joint, and most everyone currently in the top 10 in points has at least one triumph at the concrete oval. ASP, Inc.

Throttle Up/Throttle Down

JOEY LOGANO Logano has gone the other way. Since consecutive top 10s to start the year, Logano has only one other, with an average run of 19.6.

Classic Moments

8. Kyle Busch 9. Tony Stewart 10. Martin Truex Jr. 11. Carl Edwards 12. Kevin Harvick 13. Clint Bowyer 14. Jeff Gordon ASP, Inc. 15. Paul Menard Aric Almirola won the pole for the Coca-Cola 600 in the No. Just off the lead pack: 43 Air Force Ford.

Bad pit stops took Johnson from a top-3 car to 12th. Still, there’s no denying his wins in the Southern 500 and All-Star Race the previous two weeks. And Dover is always a welcome site for his bunch. Dominant early in the Coca-Cola 600, Biffle’s team couldn’t keep up with changing track conditions. The result: a fourth-place finish after leading 204 laps. Of his second-place run in the Coke 600, Hamlin said via Twitter that, “We optimized our finish. Now if I could just shake this Cal Naughton Jr syndrome...” Surprisingly quiet in the 600, Kenseth finished a respectable 10th and finds himself just 10 points shy of teammate Greg Biffle in the championship standings. His win was only a matter of time, of course. Leading up to it, he’d posted five consecutive finishes of eighth or better. More important, he’s narrowed the gap to 10th in the standings to 42 points. He never had the flat-out speed needed to carry his No. 88 to victory on Sunday. But regardless of the winless skid, Earnhardt can boast a series-best nine top 10s thus far in 2012. Burned by a pit-road speeding penalty early in the 600, Keselowski fought back to a hard-earned fifthplace finish after a runner-up in the previous weekend’s All-Star Race. Young “Rowdy” came and went a few times before settling for a third-place showing at Charlotte. It was his fourth straight run of fourth or better. Stewart’s No. 14 team is either a world-beater or totally out to lunch every weekend. Sunday’s performance was in the latter category. Still hanging in at sixth in the championship standings, Truex needs to avoid a dip in performance — or score a couple wins — to assure himself of a Chase bid. Despite Edwards’ lack of fireworks this season, he does have eight top 10s to his credit. A three-week skid gave way to a solid eighth at CMS. This bunch needs to — and can — pick it up. Despite showing early speed in the 600, Bowyer limped to a 13th-place run, two laps off the pace. His seventh in the 600 proves that when the bad luck stays away, Gordon can perform. Still very quietly clicking off top-15 showings — and sits 13th in the standings. Aric Almirola, Jeff Burton, Mark Martin, Juan Pablo Montoya, Ryan Newman

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INSIDE ■ Hayslett gets two feature wins, page 15. ■ Mickelson bothered by cell phones, page 16.


FRIDAY, JUNE 1, 2012

IN BRIEF ■ Volleyball

Piqua JH will hold open gym Volleyball open gyms will begin Wednesday at Piqua Junior High. On Wednesday and Thursday, open gym will be from 3-5 p.m. The schedule for the rest of the month will be passed out during the first two days. For more information, call 778-9174.

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■ Golf


Luke Thoma was low Covington catcher Connor Schaffer makes a diving catch against Vienna Matthews Thursday morning at Firestone Stadium. gross in the Wednesday Industrial League at Echo Hills with 35. Mike Ford was second with 37, while Ron Pearson Jr. and Mike Lavey shared third with 38. Doug Cantrell was low net with 30. Ron Pearson St. was second with 32, while Ron Montgomery was third with 33.

Not result they wanted

STANDINGS Joe Thoma Jewelers Over The Hill Gang Hollywood Knights Smitty’s Bike Shop Patriot Fence Team Four Dr. Steve Koon Optometrist Heath Counseling Murray Property Investments

32 29 27 25.5 24.5 24 23.5 21 18 15

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Sceva race set for Saturday Shady Bowl Speedway will hold the Neal Sceva Memorial Saturday. Sceva posted over 600 career feature wins in a star studded career. The Urbana driver was a fan favorite with the stands packed with Sceva fans every Saturday. Sceva would have turned 89 this week had not cancer ended his career and life. The track willl run a 51-lap late model feature (Sceva drove car #51 throughout his career) paying $1,200 to win. The modifieds, street stocks, tunersand compacts will also be racing. Racing is set to start at 7.

Lady Buccs lose in state semifinals BY BEN ROBINSON

AKRON — For the second straight year the Covington Lady Buccs made the trip to Firestone Stadium in Akron with every intention of bringing home a state championship. So the disappointment was apparent after another loss in the semifinal game, this time to Vienna Mathews by the score of 5-3. "This wasn't what we came here for," said Cov-

ington coach Dean Denlinger in regards to falling short. "Yeah, we had a good year, but we wanted more." Since last year's 2-0 loss to Strasburg-Franklin, who eventually won the state title, the kids on the Covington roster worked as hard as ever with every intention of returning to state — and winning it all. Considering all the sacrifices the kids made, it makes losing that much See BUCCS/Page 16 Covington’s Cassidy Cain lines a base hit Thursday against Vienna Matthews.

Compton off to great start Trails by one at Memorial


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QUOTED “It's sad that cell phones can make or break a championship." —Bubba Watson on Phil Mickelson’s withdrawal from Scott Stallings blasts out of a bunker Thursday at the Memorial. the Memorial


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DUBLIN, Ohio (AP) — Erik Compton considers the Memorial a special week no matter how he plays, knowing his second heart transplant came from a donor in Ohio. The opening round was even sweeter with three birdies on the back nine late Thursday afternoon at Muirfield Village for a 5-under 67, leaving him one-shot out of the lead after a day that featured a timely rally by Rory McIlroy and a surprising departure by Phil Mickelson. When the day ended, Scott Stallings was atop the leaderboard with a 66 and hardly anyone noticed. Compton has been an amazing story as long as he has played golf. He had his first heart transplant at 12, played in the Walker Cup after a solid career at Georgia, nearly died from a heart attack on his way home from the golf course in 2007, had a second transplant in May

2008, and earned his PGA Tour card for the first time last year through the Nationwide Tour. "It's just a great story, obviously, and it's a great place — for me, it's a special place," Compton said. "For me, there's not a day that goes by that I don't think about my donor. To be able to play here, regardless of whether I play good or bad, it's just always a nice week." It could have been another bad week for McIlroy. Coming off back-to-back missed cuts that cost him his No. 1 ranking and ramped up the scrutiny, McIlroy took a quadruple bogey on his third hole of the tournament when he went from the bunker to the water, back over the pond to the drop area on a forward tee, and then into another bunker. He blasted onto the green and took two putts for a 7, and See MEMORIAL/Page 16



Friday, June 1, 2012


Benard happy to be back on practice field Motorcycle accident changed his life


Korbyn Hayslett signals his third Young Guns series win recently.

Local driver stays busy with victories Hayslett wins two feature races FREEMONT — Korbyn Hayslett, nine-year old driver for Hayslett Racing was at Freemont Raceway Park in Freemont Ohio Saturday May 19 and Sunday May 20 for the third and fourth Young Guns Series races. On Saturday, Hayslett raced his Junior Sportsman Champ kart on the dirt oval track along with eight other drivers. Hayslett started on the pole in his first heat. He quickly learned how loose the kart was in the corners. Having a hard time controlling the sliding he lost a few positions to finish in third. In the second heat, Hayslett would start outside row four. With changes made to the kart and water added to the track, he was hoping for better traction. While battling for third position, Hayslett spun out coming out of turn four bringing out the caution. Not able to set up a clean pass, Hayslett would finish in fourth place. With a third and fourth place finish in his heats, Hayslett would start inside row four in the feature event. With track conditions getting worse, the race officials decided to shorten the race from 20 laps to 10 laps due to the drivers not being able to see from all the dust. Hayslett was able to keep low and progress one position each lap up to third place. While attempting to pass the second place kart, Hayslett would make an error and spun out. Hayslett was sent to the tail with only three laps to go and he needed to make moves quickly. Hayslett was able to gain a fifth-place finish. On Sunday, Hayslett raced his Jr. Sportsman

Champ kart on the onetenth mile pavement track. After changing the kart around to get it set for pavement racing after Saturday’s dirt race, Hayslett was hoping for a better finish. He was one of seven other drivers to enter this class. Hayslett would start on the pole in his first heat. He would pull out in front quickly at the drop of the green flag. While stretching out his lead with every lap, there would be a caution with four laps to go. Hayslett was able to hold on to win his first heat. He would then start outside row two in his second heat. Hayslett dropped down to the inside opening by turn one and then made a smooth pass for second coming out of turn two. He would close the gap and make a pass for first on lap four. While starting to pull away from the rest of the field, a caution would come out on lap eight bunching the karts back together. Hayslett hung onto his position for the green, white, checkered to win heat two. With two heat wins, Hayslett would start the feature race on the pole. At the drop of the green flag, Hayslett pulled out in front with karts in the second and third position close behind. While those three karts ran bumper to bumper, they pulled out away from the rest of the field. By lap 10, the third position kart fell back and it was a race between Hayslett and the second place kart. Hayslett continued to run a flawless race pulling away from the second place kart while coming into lap traffic on lap

twelve. He would gain his third feature win of the 2012 Young Guns Series season leading all 20 laps. “We had a fast kart today. My lap times got better every time I went out.” Hayslett said of his first pavement race this year. “A big thank you to my dad (Shane Hayslett), uncle Jason (Brumbaugh), the Wizard (Randy Orth), X-Caliber Racing Engines, and Alley Cut Racing Tires for all their help.” Hayslett Racing plans to travel to different tracks throughout the next month. The next Young Guns Race will be June 30 at Owosso Kart Speedway in Owosso, MI. On Saturday, May 26, Hayslett Racing was at Cridersville Speedway. Hayslett was one of 4 other drivers to enter the Rookie I class. Hayslett started on the pole (1st position) in his first heat. He was able to pull away from the rest of the field quickly and keep his position for a win. Hayslett would then start inside row three in his second heat. Hayslett made his first pass going into turn one and another coming out of turn two putting him in third position. He was able to make one more pass for second place coming out of turn four. It would only take Hayslett another lap to catch the first place kart, dive under going into turn three and take the lead. Hayslett pulled away from the rest of the field more and more each lap. He was able to lap most of the field before gaining his third feature win at Cridersville this year. Hayslett Racing would like to thank X-Caliber and Alley Cut Racing Tires for all their help.

BEREA (AP) — As sweat beads streaked his cheeks, defensive end Marcus Benard looked out at the green practice fields behind the Browns' training facility. For a time, he didn't know if he'd see them again. He made it back. Seven months ago, an instant of recklessness on a motorcycle nearly took Benard's life. At 26, a highly paid professional athlete just tapping into his potential, Benard, who had beaten the odds and made an NFL roster as an undrafted free agent, almost threw everything away and left three young sons without their father. Benard was lucky. He lived and learned. "I appreciate life," he said. "And I appreciate the sport that I'm playing and my responsibilities to it. It's a blessing and I feel like it's a plan. "I'm very happy to be here." Benard spoke to reporters Wednesday for the first time since his harrowing experience. Before answering questions, he smiled and shook hands with several media members, another step in his recovery completed. On Oct. 10, Benard had just left practice when he crashed his three-wheel Can-Am Spyder into a guardrail on Interstate 71. Brooklyn Police estimated that the 6-foot-2, 260pound Benard, who led the Browns in sacks the previous season, was thrown an estimated 80 yards before coming to a stop. He broke his right hand and sustained other unspecified injuries that required a three-day hospital stay at The Cleveland Clinic. Benard declined to discuss any specifics about his horrific accident or other injuries. The only visible reminder of his traumatic ordeal is a long, thick scar tracing from the middle of his right hand past his wrist. Benard was asked if the wreck had changed him. He paused, perhaps searching for the proper words. "It did," he said. "But you live and you learn from everything. You walk up stairs and you stub your toe and you say I'm going to pick my feet up this time. So I learned a valuable lesson, just the appreciation of life. I feel like it was a blessing and you learn your lessons. "You learn more about life. You learn more about yourself. Sitting out and going through what I went through — rehab and everything — you always sit back and evaluate yourself and evaluate your position in life." When he was finally cleared to return, Benard


Marcus Benard is happy to be back with the Browns. remembers his mind filling with many thoughts as he ran back onto the field with his teammates. "I was just excited just to be back with the team and to be back on grass," he said. "Life's chaotic, but the football field is where we're comfortable, where I'm comfortable and it was just a joy to be able to have that chance again and to be able to be on the team." Benard expressed his gratitude to the Browns, whom he said were there "from Day One." The team could have released him following the accident because it was a nonfootballrelated injury, but the Browns chose to pay him the final 12 game checks on his $525,000 salary. "Words can't even describe how wonderful they've been to me," he said. "I will forever appreciate the Browns for what they did for me." Benard said he no longer rides a motorcycle. The one he was on when he wrecked last October, one day after the Browns completed their bye week, had its front wheels torn off by the impact. Following the crash, Benard said his first thoughts were about his three boys, Domanic, Marcus Jr., and Ashai. "That's my heart and I don't ever want to disappoint them," he said. "I want to be there for them." Browns coach Pat Shurmur has noticed a physical change in Benard, who bulked up last year when the team switched from a 3-4 to 4-3 defensive front. Benard says he now weighs 260 pounds. "He's much leaner," Shurmur said. "He looks much more fit and he's

flashed a little bit. He looks like he's putting himself in position to have a good camp." Shurmur also believes Benard has matured following last year's life-altering event. "I'm glad he's here and I think we all go through things in life that refocus us on doing things the right way and allowing us to be able to continue things that are important to us. He's done that." Not that he did before, but Benard now knows not to take anything for granted. The crash has made him more aware, more thankful. "Blessed," he said. "Above anything, blessed. I'm happy to be here. It was an event. It's not something that I can just shrug off or anyone else can just shrug off. “I'm not going to say that it was nothing, but it was definitely something and it's a blessing." Notes: Rookie QB Brandon Weeden took the first snaps with the starting offense in team drills, but Shurmur cautioned not to read too much into it. Weeden is competing with QB Colt McCoy, who showed some frustration after a few poorly thrown passes. ... LB Scott Fujita was in Philadelphia for a hearing to appeal his three-game suspension by the NFL for his role in the New Orleans Saints bounty program. ... WR Greg Little has dropped 11 pounds since last season by watching his diet. Little feels he'll be much quicker without the weight. ... S Eric Hagg had an impressive practice with the first-team defense.

Celtics will need to dig deep against Miami Heat take 2-0 lead in series MIAMI (AP) — The Miami Heat know what's coming from the Boston Celtics. "Their all," Dwyane Wade said. That's what usually happens when one team is fighting to save its season — and in this case, the Big Four era in Boston might be at stake as well. The Eastern Conference finals shift to Boston on Friday night for Game 3, with the Heat holding a 20 lead after staving off perhaps the Celtics' best shot to win a classic.

Boston's core of Rajon Rondo, Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett and Ray Allen combined to score 96 points in Game 2, the most they've ever scored in a game together, and it still wasn't enough as the Heat held serve at home with a 115-111 overtime victory. So now, in a season of challenges for the Celtics, the toughest test yet has arrived. Only 14 teams in NBA history have rallied from an 0-2 hole to win a best-of-seven series, and the Celtics haven't done it since 1969. "We still know we have to play better," Boston coach Doc Rivers said

Thursday. "But I think our guys know now that we can play (with Miami). And I don't know if they did know it or not, but after Game 1, it was such a bad loss for us, I think we needed to have that type of game last night. Obviously, we'd have rather won it. But I think our guys are very confident going into Game 3." There were whispers that the Celtics were finished when the season started with eight losses in 12 games, when they lost seven of eight games to sputter into the All-Star break with a losing record, when they lost their playoff opener to Atlanta, and

again when they lost home-court advantage to Philadelphia in the second round. Trailing Miami in this series is just the latest installment on that list, which the Heat say is ridiculous anyway. "We don't buy any of that," Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said. "All the labels that people are trying to throw on this team, forget about them. This is a championship team. They've proven themselves. And so the DNA that they have inside of them, that's why they're where they are right now. ... You get them in a sevengame series with the expe-

rience that they have, they're as tough as anybody." Spoelstra got home from the arena in Miami early Thursday morning and quickly started studying film, which meant he got to relive how Rondo shredded the Heat in Game 2. Rondo finished with a remarkable 44-point, 10assist, eight-rebound effort, playing every moment of a 53-minute game. Spoelstra said afterward that Miami has no idea how to fully stop Rondo, and suggested on Thursday that while there are some things the Heat can try, he also knows the

Celtics' guard won't be completely shut down. "Let's be objective about it," Spoelstra said. "He was sensational." The play that the Celtics were talking about after Game 2 wasn't one of Rondo's 16 made shots, but one of the eight he missed — in overtime, in a tie game. Rondo was guarded by Miami power forward Udonis Haslem, a mismatch that got worse when Haslem took his eyes off Rondo for a moment. That's when Rondo started his drive, getting met near the rim by Wade. The Celtics wanted a foul. Rondo was furious. No call came.



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Are phones to blame? DUBLIN (AP) — Everyone has seen a golfer swivel and angrily stare at a news photographer who accidentally clicked a shutter during a swing. Now imagine what it's like when there are 10,000 or even 40,000 people on a golf course, all with cell phones that take pictures. With a huge gallery following the marquee matchup of Phil Mickelson, Rickie Fowler and Bubba Watson in Thursday's first round of the Memorial, the continual distraction of fans with cell phones may have played a role in Mickelson's withdrawal from the tournament. "It took Phil out of his game," Watson said of the continual clicks and snaps of cell phone-camera shutters. "Phil's a great player and a great champion and it just took him out of his game. It's sad. It's sad that cell phones can make or break a championship." Mickelson said the reason he was going home in the wake of a frustrating round of 7-over 79 was because he was tired after a recent trip to Italy and France to celebrate wife Amy's 40th birthday. "There were a few phones out there," Fowler said with a laugh. "There were a few times when we had to back off and reset. You could see Phil was a little fatigued and was having trouble blocking it out a bit." Mickelson made the turn at 1 over before struggling. Fowler shot a 71 and Watson had a 75. Watson blamed a PGA Tour rule which permits fans to have cell phones on the course — if they are on vibrate and are only used in specified areas.


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"Yeah, it was bad. But it's been pretty bad ever since they made that rule," Watson said. "When they make these marquee pairings, more people are going to follow them and more people want to take pictures. So it makes it very difficult. Ever since they made that rule that cell phones are allowed, it's just not fun playing." QUADRUPLE DISASTER: The treacherous 184-yard, par-3 12th is often considered the signature hole at Muirfield Village Golf Club. Rory McIlroy's weekend almost became wide open after he played it in Thursday's first round of the Memorial. The world's No. 2ranked golfer had parred his first two holes after starting the opening round on the back nine. His drive at the 12th cleared the large lake which covers most of the territory between an elevated tee and a narrow ribbon of green, landing in the deep sand bunker behind the green. His ball ended up on a downslope, which added danger since the green ran away from him and toward the water. "I had no shot," he said later. "I was trying to land it just out of the bunker in the rough and let it tumble onto the green. But I had such an awkward stance, it was just hard to execute the shot." McIlroy's sand shot landed on the green but picked up pace as it rolled through the green and ran all the way into the water. He had to return to the ball drop, about 100 yards on the other side of the lake, for his fourth shot. His wedge shot ended up in the front bunker.

more difficult to deal with. "It's going to take a while to get over this," Denlinger said. What makes it even tougher is the untimely loss of Donny Yingst earlier in the week. Most of the girls had him as a coach at one time or another and even wrote a message dedicated to Donny inside their hats that read, "Always Smile" - D.Y. Now they will be faced with saying their goodbyes over the next few days. "I'm sure it was on their minds, but they didn't show it," said Denlinger of the loss of Donny Yingst. "The girls were pretty focused, so we won't use any excuses. I know a lot of them were close to him, so it's going to be tough when they get home." What's also going to be tough to deal with was the mistakes that resulted in three unearned runs for Vienna Mathews. "We gave them three runs on mistakes," said Denlinger. "Two of those were on a throw to first that went into right field. We should have been out of the inning without them scoring." Two more throws went into center field, one that resulted in a run as Vienna Mathews was able to take advantage of the mistakes. Still, Covington had its chances throughout the contest, but couldn't get the big hit when it had runners in scoring position. First, Covington left runners stranded at second and third in both the first and second innings and then left another runner stranded in the third. "We left five runners stranded in the first three innings and a base running mistake cost us at least one, maybe two

he needed extra rest with the U.S. Open only two weeks away. Mickelson was among four players who withdrew after a 79 or worse, though none of the others are four-time major champions who were inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame. "I feel like it's the responsibility of a player to see through your commitment and finish the tournament and so forth," Mickelson said. "And I'm kind of overruling that just a touch, because I'm trying to think big picture on what's the best way for me to get ready for the Open." The bigger picture might have been the fans in the gallery using their cellphones for photos of Mickelson, Masters champion Bubba Watson and Rickie Fowler. Mickelson has a peculiar way of sending a message, though he danced around a question of whether distractions played a role. He said only he struggled to focus from a busy month. Watson and Fowler painted a different picture. "It took Phil out of his game," Watson said. Fowler, a little more diplomatic, said the players had to restart their pre-shot routines because of the phone cameras. "You could see Phil was a little fatigued and was having trouble blocking it out a bit," Fowler said. Muirfield Village was enough to get anyone's at-

tention, even those who had hardly anyone watching them. The first round was played under bright sunshine most of the day, and the course was as fast as it has been in years. Only four players managed to break 70 from the morning wave. Later in the afternoon, as the breeze subsided and some cloud cover arrived, Stalling, Compton and Spencer Levin made a surge. Stallings had nine oneputt greens and chipped in for eagle on the par-5 seventh. Levin holed a 25-foot eagle on the seventh hole and made birdie on the eighth until dropping a shot on his final hole to join Compton at 67. Defending champion Steve Stricker bogeyed his last three holes for a 73. Luke Donald, back to No. 1 after winning at Wentworth, felt like he shot much higher. Thanks to his superb short game, particularly three putts to save par from bunkers, he managed a 71. McIlroy hit three balls in the water on his front nine, though he saved par on one of them. His putter saved him. The 23-year-old from Northern Ireland twice made 8-foot par putts, avoid a three-putt on the 18th with a 6-foot par putt and sprinkled in enough birdies to stay in the game. The turning point came at the par-5 fifth, when he hooked his tee shot.

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Covington’s Casey Yingst fires a strike Thursday against Vienna Matthews. runs," Denlinger explained. "We left runners stranded at second and third three times today." Vienna Mathews managed to get the big hit with runners on as it scored a run in the third and two more in the fifth on the throwing error by Covington. The Lady Buccs finally broke through in the bottom of the fifth on an RBI single by Heidi Snipes that scored Hannah Pond. But Vienna Mathews responded in the top of the seventh by plating two runs, one after Covington had overthrown the ball at second base.

"We had a few breakdowns and at this stage you can't afford to have them," said Denlinger. "Those are plays we have made all year." Still, Covington showed its competitive heart in its final at bat as Haley Adams singled with one out to score Shaina Grilliot and Cassidy Cain. But with two runners on base, Covington couldn't get the game-tying hit it needed as the final two batters popped out to short and second to end the game. "We had some huge opportunities that we didn't take advantage of," Denlinger said. "Things we

have done all year we didn't do today and that's disappointing." Casey Yingst went the distance on he mound for Covington and struck out ten batters without allowing a single walk. "Casey threw a pretty solid game," continued Denlinger. "She pitched well enough for us to win. We just made one two many mistakes that cost us." Covington ends its season at 25-5 and also lose two seniors from the roster, Hannah Pond and Shaina Grilliot. Both will be missed, but high hopes remain for 2013.

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there were murmurs from the crowd to see him at 4-over par so early. The next 15 holes were much better, and he rallied for a 71. "It wasn't the start I wanted to get off to, being 4 over through three holes, especially after the last few weeks," McIlroy said. "I was just like, 'Here we go again.' But I hung in there well, and proud of myself for the way I just fought back. To finish the round under par, I thought was a really good effort." Tiger Woods, playing in the group behind him, chopped up the 18th hole for a double bogey and still managed a 2-under 70. "I didn't do anything great and I didn't do anything poorly," Wood said. "I was just very consistent. And I think with the golf course being the way it's set up, you just have to be that way. ... Over the next three days, hopefully I can play as well as I did today." Mickelson wasn't anywhere near those scores, and when his round ended, he was nowhere near the golf course. Mickelson walked out of the scoring hut after signing for a 79 — his worst score ever at the Memorial — and said he was withdrawing because of mental fatigue. He said playing three straight weeks, followed by a trip to Europe for his wife's 40th birthday, took too much out of him and

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