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Jury still out on water plant City commission reviews figures at work session BY BETH ROYER Staff Writer PIQUA — The jury remains out as City Manager Gary Huff presented “worst-case scenario” estimates to building a new water treatment plant or going into a joint venture with the city

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of Troy to those in attendance at T h u r s d ay ’s Piqua City Commission work session. “We would expect these numbers, when we acHUFF tually go to bid, to be reduced,” said Huff of the $36 million to build a new plant versus the joint venture at an estimated $32 million. However, with conservative

totals provided to the group seeming to point in favor of collaborating with the city of Troy, Huff projects the total for a joint venture will require additional costs. The city manager said that during a recent tour of Troy’s water treatment plant the need to replace their CO2 tanks, a high-service pump and an eventual well field expansion was noted. These additions mean both projects, whether building new or going into a joint venture, will have a similar financial impact in terms of borrowing an


estimated $35.3 million, according to city finance director Cynthia Holtzapple. What this means for Piquads is an estimated water rate increase of an initial 20 percent mid-year 2012 and 2013, followed by a 6 percent increase every year into 2016 during the construction phase for either project. Such a structured, conservative increase would mean a family of four currently paying $40.22 would see an increase to

e don’t have time here to bicker back and forth. We have the EPA breathing down our necks, by ’13 we have to make some decisions.


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Policy gives young illegal immigrants chance to stay in U.S. Obama takes action to ease enforcement BY JIM KUHNHENN Associated Press

Romney will be stopping in K’s Hamburger Shop, the same place former Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum visited in March to rally voters before Super Tuesday. Dave Fisher, chairman of the Miami County Democratic Party, said Obama still has plenty of time between now and November to stop in Troy, especially since Ohio tends to be a hotbed

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama eased enforcement of immigration laws Friday, offering a chance for hundreds of thousands of illegal immigrants to stay in the country and work. Immediately embraced by Hispanics, the extraordinary step touched off an election-year confrontation with congressional Republicans. “Let’s be clear, this is not amnesty, this is not immunity, this is not a path to citizenship, this is not a permanent fix,” Obama said from the White House Rose Garden. “This is the right thing to do.” The policy change will affect as many as 800,000 immigrants who have lived in fear of deportation. It bypasses Congress and partially achieves the goals of the “DREAM Act,” congressional legislation that would establish a path toward citizenship for young people who came to the United States illegally but who attend college or join the military. Under the administration plan, illegal immigrants will be immune from deportation if they were brought to the United States before they turned 16 and are younger than 30, have been in the country for at least five continuous years, have no criminal history, graduated from a U.S. high school or earned a GED or served

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USA Weekend inside today’s Call This week’s USA Weekend features the annual men’s health report with tips on keeping Dad healthy.

Check out this week’s TV book This week’s Remote Possibilities, which is included in today’s Call, features the TV show “Duets” with Kelly Clarkson.

Covington BOE work session set COVINGTON — The Covington Board of Education will meet for a work session at 5 p.m. Thursday to discuss facilities and long-term planning with Fanning/Howey. No action will be taken at the meeting. The board also will meet in regular session at 6 p.m. Thursday at the boar office located in the Covington Middle School. The board will recognize retiring classified staff members Dennis Dickey and Nancy Wise for their years of service. This is an open meeting and the public is welcome.

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Site director for the John Johnston Farm & Indian Agency Andy Hite talks to guests aboard the General Harrison canal boat on Thursday during the Piqua Area Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours.

Dems react to Romney’s visit Fisher plans press conference before GOP candidate arrives BY NATALIE KNOTH Ohio Community Media MIAMI COUNTY — Democratic Party representatives say they weren’t surprised to hear Mitt Romney will be stopping in

Troy on Sunday, given the strong Republican presence in Miami County. But a visit from President Barack Obama, though much hoped, is relatively unlikely, say leaders of the Miami County Democratic Party. “It’s probably unlikely since there’s a Republican stronghold, but there’s always a chance,” said Amy Sparks, vice chair of the Miami County Democrats. “We’d like to see him come to Lincoln Community Center.”

Piqua family to appear on A&E’s ‘Storage Wars’ BY MIKE ULLERY Chief Photographer PIQUA — Every day, countless souls head west, hoping to get their “big break” and land on either the “small screen” or the “silver screen.” Members of the Kuhn family of Piqua got their “break” this April by simply being in the right place at the right time. During a spring break trip to California, Aaron Kuhn, his wife Karla and their 14-year-old son

Mason decided to take some time to attempt to meet one of the stars of the A&E realty series “Storage Wars.” Mason, a big fan of the series was hoping to locate Barry Weiss, know on the series as “The Collector.” When the Kuhns found a store owned by another series regular, Darrell Sheets, located in City of Industry, a suburb of Los Angeles, his son told them that his dad PROVIDED PHOTO was about to film a “Storage Piqua’s Aaron Kuhn Family are shown in the City of Industry, Calif., Wars” episode at a storage facility with “Storage Wars” stars during a taping of the popular A&E program. From left to right are Aaron Kuhn, Jarrod Schulz, Mason See ‘Storage’/Page 2A Kuhn, Brandi Passante and Karla Kuhn.

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Andy Hite, site director for the John Johnston Farm & Indian Agency, left, accepts a plaque from Mike Gutmann honoring the charter members of the newly established 1804 Society for their contribution of $1,804 to “kick off” the society.The number 1804 signifies the year that Col. John Johnston purchased the property which he named, “Upper Piqua Farm.” Mike Gutmann told those assembled on Thursday, “The 1804 Society has been established, not only to recognize Col. Johnston, but to provide additional support toward securing his homestead and grounds. The Johnston Farm & Indian Agency delivers educational programs and services to thousands of school children each year and is a site where anyone interested in early Ohio pioneers, archeology, canal history or Native American culture can learn from and even share their knowledge with our staff and volunteers.” Charter members of the society include: James and Catherine Oda, Craig and Nancy Mullenbrock, Daniel and Margaret French, Thomas C. Haydock Jr., Jean Dugan, Scott and Renee Helman and James and Connie Brown. Also shown in the photo at right is local historian James Oda.

not far away and they might be able to meet his father and Weiss there. The family arrived, met the series’ stars and had photographs taken with them. While there, show producers offered to have the Kuhn family “guest star” during the taping of an auction at Power SelfStorage. After filling out required paperwork, Aaron, Karla and Mason assumed the roles of interested buyers and bidders as the auction took place in front of the television cameras, more than fulfilling Mason’s dream of just meeting some of his favorite characters. The segment is scheduled to air at 10 p.m. Tuesday on A&E.

Covington Council to meet Monday COVINGTON — A report on the Fort Rowdy Gathering and a discussion of the purchase of a Durapatcher are on the agenda for Monday’s Covington Village Council meeting. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. at village hall, 1 S. High St.

Water plant Continued from page 1A $68.96 by 2016. While these figures are estimates, a reflection of paying for either project, there are other obstacles that city leaders must contend with, beyond financial, should they join forces with Troy. This includes the age of Troy’s water plant at 40 years, contract negotiations to share the plant, and the potential of having to replace their aging structure on down the road. Water safety is another contender as the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) has been investigating groundwater contamination that encompasses a 25-block radius of the city of Troy. This area is bounded to the north by the Miami River, south by Race Drive, west by Market Street, with Williams Street to the east. The primary contaminant PCE (Tetrachloroethylene) along with TCE (Trichloroethylene), both man-made chemicals, was discussed back in December 2011 at Troy’s Van Cleve Elementary by the EPA and the Ohio Department of Health to Troy city officials, watershed groups and residents. Time is another enemy that commission and city leaders must battle as an EPA mandate continues its countdown. Constructed in 1925, the 87-year-old Piqua water treatment plant has posed numerous challenges in terms of its replacement. Because of its flood plain

location, inability to meet EPA capacity and standards, a rehabilitation of the plant had been eliminated for consideration. In a March meeting, project schedule estimates to build a new plant included taking up to a year for design, with EPA approval at four months, and a month or two for bids and awarding a construction

contract. This would leave a tentative build date beginning in August 2013 and completion in February 2015. If commission were to choose to build at the twoproperty location on State Route 66 and Hardin Alternate Road that has been tested as favorable for a new plant, and if they make such a decision soon

to keep within EPA mandates and stave off potential violations and fines. While making no definitive decision at the work session, Huff was adamant that one needs to be made by July. David Burtner, director of utilities, echoed the need to make a decision and soon. “We don’t have time here to bicker back and forth,” said Burtner. “We have the EPA breathing down our necks, by ’13 we have to make some decisions.” Likening the situation to that of a leaky roof that must be fixed, regardless, Mayor Lucy Fess stated, “We want to do what’s best for the people. What we are looking at, bottom line, is what’s going to be best for the city of Piqua and we’re looking at every aspect that we can.” More discussions will take place at Tuesday’s commission meeting. Commission meetings are held every first and third Tuesday of the month at 7:30 p.m. at the commission chamber on the second floor of the Government Municipal Complex. For those seeking a more informal opportunity to speak with their city leaders, a commission work session is being offered once a month in the commission chambers starting at 7:30 p.m. The public is invited and encouraged to attend. Meeting agendas are available both online at and at the government complex.

ical in swing states like Colorado, Nevada and Florida. While Obama enjoys support from a majority of Hispanic voters, Latino enthusiasm for the president has been tempered by the slow economic recovery, his inability to win congressional support for a broad overhaul of immigration laws and by his administration’s aggressive deportation policy. The step, to be carried out by the Department of

Homeland Security, comes one week before Obama plans to address the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials’ annual conference in Orlando, Fla. Republican presidential challenger Mitt Romney is to speak to the group on Thursday. “Many of these young people have already contributed to our country in significant ways,” Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano wrote in a

memorandum describing the administration’s action. “Prosecutorial discretion, which is used in so many other areas, is especially justified here.” The policy closely tracks a proposal being drafted by Republican Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida, a potential vice presidential running mate for Romney, as an alternative to the DREAM Act, formally the Development, Relief and Education of Alien Minors Act.

Water project at a glance New water treatment plant $31,600,00 project cost $4,500,000 water distribution system improvements $36,100,000 estimated total cost Joint venture water system $15,000,000 acquisition of Troy WTP assets $5,300,000 50 percent infrastructure cost share (From Troy WTP to booster pump station) $9,600,000 Piqua’s water distribution system improvements including transmission main costs from pump station north into Piqua (Only 50 percent of the necessary transmission main costs are shown in the $9,600,000 amount which equates approx. $3,600,000) $500,000 50 percent contingency fund share $30,400,000 estimated subtotal In addition … $2,800,000 50 percent of the 24” redundant transmission main from Troy WTP to booter pump station • ($700,000) 50 percent of the elimination of the 12” transmission main from Eldean Road to booster pump station $32,500,000 estimated total cost • this main will no longer be needed with the redundant 24-inch main NOTES: 1. City of Piqua will verify whether certain costs are included in the final numbers as identified in the RA Consultations report such as: CO2 tank, high service pumps and well field expansion. 2. City of Piqua numbers have a 20 percent contingency for the infrastructure items. RA Consultations used a 10 percent contingency for the infrastructure items.

Immigrants Continued from page 1A in the military. They also can apply for a work permit that will be good for two years with no limits on how many times it can be renewed. Obama said the change would become effective immediately to “lift the shadow of deportation from these young people.” The move comes in an election year in which the Hispanic vote could be crit-

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WEST MILTON — Mary Kay (Honeyman) Combs, 58, of West Milt o n , passed away Friday, June 1 5 , 2012, at The H o s pice of COMBS Dayton after a lengthy illness. Mary Kay was born May 6, 1954, in Troy to the late Roy G. and Lois M. (DeWeese) Honeyman. She was married to Randy N. Combs on March 17, 1979, and he survives. Other survivors in two daughters and sons-inlaw, Krystal and George Denham of Merritt Island, Fla. and Kari and Joseph Sorrell of Piqua; three grandchildren, Devin Denham, Kaitlynn and Madison Sorrell; one sister and brother-in-law, Karen and Virgil Agne of West Milton; father-inlaw, Arthur Combs of Daybrother-in-law, ton; Chester and his wife, Barbara Combs of Monterey, Tenn.; one niece, Kim and her husband, Thomas Oldham of West Milton; and by her extended family and many good friends. Mary Kay was a 1974 graduate of Tippecanoe

High School. She was a member of the Nashville United Church of Christ, a member of the P.A.C.K. (Piqua Antique Car Klub), member of FISH; and she enjoyed visiting with her friends, playing cards and she was an animal lover. She was a former employee of Hobart Brothers, Troy. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Fisher-Cheney Funeral Home, 1124 W. Main St., Troy, with Elder Foster Akers officiating. Interment will follow at Royal Oak Cemetery in Brookville. The family will be receiving family and friends from 10 a.m. until time of service. Contributions may be made in memory of Mary Kay to either The Hospice of Dayton, 324 Wilmington Ave., Dayton, Ohio 45420 or the Dayton Area Diabetes Association, 2555 S. Dixie Drive, Ste. 112, Dayton, OH 45409. The family would like to thank the doctors and nurses at Good Samaritan Hospital, The Hospice of Dayton and all the family and friends who prayed for and remembered Mary Kay. To send condolences to the family, visit

Donald E. Schaeff Jr. EATON — Donald E. Schaeff Jr., 47, of Eaton, passed away Thursday, June 14, 2012, following a brief illness. He was a son of the late Donald E. and Ginger E. (Snavely) Schaeff-Lewis. Don was a 1983 graduate of Eaton High School and lived in the Eaton area for most of his life. He worked as a truck parts salesman for many years with Powertrain and Truck Pro companies. The most enjoyable moments in his life came in spending time with his kids. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by sister, Vicki Schaeff; maternal grandparents, Bob and Helen Snavely; and paternal grandparents, Gene and Velma Schaeff. Don is survived by his children Brandon and Sydney Schaeff, both of New Paris; and their mother, Cheryl (Noelker) Schaeff: stepmother, Karen Schaeff of Eaton;

stepfather, Paul Lewis of Piqua; brothers, Mark (Patty) Schaeff of Piqua, Rob (Gina) Schaeff of Piqua and Adam Schaeff of Eaton; sisters, Marian Golyar of Michigan, Lori Schaeff of Richmond, Ind. and Angie Lewis of Piqua: step grandparents; Gene and Donna Emrick of Eaton, step great-grandmother, Mary L. Johnson of Eaton; and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Friends may call on the family from 2-4 p.m. today at the Robert L. Crooks Funeral Center at Preble Memory Gardens, 3377 U.S. Route 35, West Alexandria. Funeral services will follow at 4 p.m. with Pastor Warren Reichart presiding. Memorial contributions may be made to Heartland Hospice. Online guestbook and condolences at Interment Preble Memory Gardens Cemetery.

Death notices WEST MILTON — Jerry Karns, of West Milton, died on Friday, June 15, 2012, at his daughter’s residence in Gainesville, Va. Arrangements are pending at the Hale-Sarver Family Funeral Home, West Milton.

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Project SEARCH celebrates eight graduates from UVMC TROY — Upper Valley Project SEARCH ended its second year at Upper Valley Medical Center by recognizing the achievements of eight interns during a May celebration. The high school transition program is designed to provide training and education on the road to employment for individuals with disabilities. Local partners in addition to UVMC include Upper Valley Career Center in Piqua, the Board of Developmental Disabilities in Miami and Shelby counties, the state Bureau of Vocational Rehabilitation and Capabilities of St. Marys. The students deferred their diplomas during program participation. They were guided by Patti Moore, Upper Valley Project Search coordinator, Becky Black, UVCC paraprofessional, and Jim Strickler and Lisa Benoit, job coaches with Capabili-

ties. “Interns report to three rotation sites throughout the hospital where they partner with UVMC mentors to become more independent and learn to compete in the community job market,” Moore said. The eight interns received their high school diplomas at the May celebration. The interns and the schools from which they received diplomas were: Covington High School, Donald Trey Stewart; Ft. Loramie High School, Janelle Zumberger; Piqua High School, Mark Bell; Vandalia-Butler High School, Tori Penny; and Troy High School, Justin Grogg, Dominque Foster, Katherine Smith and Jeremy Griffieth. At UVMC, the interns began the year with new employee orientation and received job experience through rotation in several departments includ-

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Plenty of history right here at home The Usual Eccentric his past week, the Piqua Area Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours was held at the John Johnston Farm & Indian Agency. Andy Hite, site director and his wonderful staff were gracious hosts. Along with the expected mingling, sharing of business ideas and catching up with friends, was the opportunity for everyone in attendance to board the General Harrison and take an evening ride on the restored section of the canal. Anyone who knows Andy is aware that history lessons lurk around every corner. On a personal note, that is one of the things that I enjoy about visiting the Johnston Farm. I rarely leave the site without gaining at least one new bit of knowledge about the history of our neck of the woods. Our evening on the General Harrison was no different. A number of things come to my mind after our boat ride. First, is a fact that Andy pointed out to his audience. That fact is, the average figure for dollars spent, per person, per day, for a family visiting one of our historic sites is $80. Think about it. If a family of four spends the day at the Johnston Farm, $320 has come to our community. And that is just the average. Those are dollars spent in our restaurants, motels and retailers. MIKE ULLERY That fact alone Chief Photographer makes it common sense for all of us to support our local historic sites. Another thing that comes to mind is, I wonder how many of you really know and understand the significance of the historic places that are right on our own doorstep? I know that some will say that they don’t care. I truly feel sorry for them. Anyone who knows me, knows that aviation is a passion of mine. While it is true that Wilber and Orville Wright made their first flight in North Carolina, most of the research was done in Dayton and their flying machine was refined and perfected at Huffman Prairie, now a part of Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. Think about that. Wilbur and Orville were not fictional characters now-consigned to our history books. The brothers were real people who literally made history, right here in our area. You can walk on that same ground. It is just a short drive. The same goes for our John Johnston Farm. The grounds were the site of Pickawillany, an English trading post that earned a significant place in the history of the territory, and the history of our country. We have all read about the War of 1812 and the Hundred Year War between England and France. People and places right in our backyard played important roles in those events, and consequently, the shaping of the United States of America. This fall will mark the 150th anniversary of the forming of the 110th Ohio Volunteer Infantry. They were soldiers, most from right here in the Piqua area, who marched off to fight in some of the most definitive battles of the Civil War. Those soldiers mustered and trained on Col. John Johnston’s property. In other words, on the grounds of the current John Johnston Farm & Indian Agency. I went out to the farm about a week ago and spent some time, just looking over the land, much of it now growing soy beans or alfalfa for hay. I cannot look at that ground without visualizing the young men who, though probably scared to death, yet filled with a spirit of excitement for the unknown adventure ahead of them, learned the intricacies of becoming a soldier. One has only to turn around to look at the Johnston farm house, then still the home of Johnston family members, and realize those young recruits saw that exact same home as they trained and drilled, and lived in tents, in the Johnston’s front yard. Even if you do not realize it, it may have been one of your family members training for battle on those grounds. It may be that one of your ancestors first came to the Piqua area by way of a trip to Pickawillany or Fort Greenville. People are staying closer to home these days as longdistance vacations are even more costly. I can’t think of a better time to visit some of those places that played important and historic roles in the building our nation — right here in our own back yard. It will be a fun experience for the entire family. Just remember to be very careful — you may just learn something along the way.


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How hard can a half y best friend credit class be? I bet Dave Cabeen some of the courses a was all set to person could choose graduate this spring from would include Eatfrom Wright State Uniing and Breathing 101, versity with a degree in Going to the Bathroom something I should Without Making a probably know, but Mess, and Blinking. don’t remember. That is, Sadly, there also is until he received a uniWILL E SANDERS another course Dave versity correspondence can take as a graduathat stopped him dead Staff Writer tion requirement: basin his collegiate tracks ketball. like a stereotypical colDave is confused and that’s underlege dean in a 1980s comedy movie. As a result of a college error, the noti- standable. Shooting hoops isn’t somefication read, Dave was to hold off on the thing his future job will entail. His champagne because he was a half credit future boss isn’t going to ask him, “Hey Dave, once you finish those harvest reshort for graduation. Really? Isn’t that like being a half ports would you mind taking a few foul penny short for a pack of gum? Just look shots for the company?” At this point in his life I think Dave the other way and move on to the next has learned all he is capable of learning customer. By the time the university told Dave about the game of basketball. What all of these late-breaking developments more is there to teach Dave concerning the deadline for registration had ex- basketball that he didn’t learn after 13 pired. This wasn’t a problem for Dave years of public school gym class? Of course this raises a very realistic because Wrong State University (as I call it) just made him pay a $250 fee. If I concern for Dave. What if he fails basdid something like that to Dave it would ketball and is prohibited from college be called extortion and I would make graduation? Can you imagine having a few free throws standing in the way of a lots of new friends in prison. So Dave groveled, and who can blame bachelor’s degree? Forget the Final Four, him? I certainly don’t. He begged and that’s real pressure. It’s a very real possibility, you know? pleaded with Wright State until he was blue in the face, but it was all for noth- At 33, Dave has as much business on a basketball court as I do in a female resting. “Please,” Dave implored, “can’t you room. Most of the students in his bastake just a single, transferable credit ketball class will be half his age. It pains from the college of the Air Force, where I me to envision Dave’s tall, lanky and pasty body huffing and puffing up and have 20 credits?” “No, we hate the military, especially down the basketball court in an attempt veterans,” the university stated. “Too to keep up with the more redeeming bad you aren’t a non-Caucasian, single qualities of youth in order to graduate. Of all the basketball obstacles Dave mother over 40, because then we would let you graduate, pay for it exclusively will need to overcome, the hardest chalfrom public funds and have a few bucks lenge is one he can’t avoid. Dave is left over to dole out some welfare checks, white. History has proven a white guy playtoo.” Dave’s initial difficulties with attain- ing basketball looks exactly like a white ing a higher education began more than guy trying to dance to the “Macarena” at a decade ago when he decided to enlist a wedding reception. It can be done, but in the United States Air Force in order a white guy doing either looks out of to qualify for the GI Bill. Dave almost place. Don’t believe me? When was the paid for college with the GI Bill — al- last time you witnessed a white Harlem Globetrotter? most. It ran out last year. That’s always burned me up. Dave To contact Will E Sanders email him didn’t almost serve in the Armed Forces, he isn’t almost a veteran and he didn’t at To learn more almost go to Afghanistan and the Mid- about Will E Sanders, to read past dle East — and this was back when columns or to read features by other Crethose wars were almost supported by the ators Syndicate writers and cartoonists, visit the Creators Syndicate website at nation. I was surprised state colleges offered COPYRIGHT 2012 CREATORS.COM half credit classes to begin with.

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Public officials can be contacted through the following addresses and telephone numbers: ■ Lucy Fess, mayor, 5th Ward Commissioner,, 615-9251 (work), 773-7929 (home) ■ John Martin, 1st Ward Commissioner,, 773-2778 (home) ■ William Vogt, 2nd Ward Commissioner,, 773-8217 ■ Joe Wilson, 3rd Ward Commissioner,, 778-0390 ■ Judy Terry, 4th Ward Commissioner,, 773-3189 ■ City Manager Gary Huff,, 778-2051 Mike Ullery is the Chief Photographer of the Piqua ■ Miami County Commissioners: John “Bud” O’Brien, Jack Evans and Daily Call. The opinions expressed are those of the writer and do not necessarily reflect those of the Piqua Richard Cultice, 201 W. Main St., Troy, Daily Call. OH 45373 440-5910; commission- ■ John R. Kasich, Ohio governor, Vern Riffe Center, 77 S. High St., Columbus, OH 43215, (614) 644-0813, Fax: (614) 466-9354 ■ State Sen. Bill Beagle, 5th District, Ohio Senate, First Floor, Columbus, Ohio 43215; (614) 466-6247; e-mail: ■ State Rep. Richard Adams, 79th District, House of Representatives, The Riffe Center, 77 High St. 13th Floor, Columbus, OH 43215, (614) 466-8114, Fax: (614) 719-3979; ■ Jon Husted, Secretary of State, 180 E. Broad St. 15th floor, Columbus, OH 53266-0418 (877) 767-6446, (614)466-2655; ■ David Yost, State Auditor, 88 E. Broad St., 5th floor, Columbus, OH 43215, 800-282-0370 or 614-466-4514

To the Editor: “Otath-he-wagh-pequa” is the motto of this great community that I live in. It’s translation means ‘He has risen from the ashes.’ I am proud to be a Piqua resident, and also proud of the fact that I am a part of the rising of this great community from the ashes of discontent. There have been divisions, disagreements, and bad feelings in the recent past. However, the winds of change have begun to blow in Piqua. A recent example of this has been the initiation of the Citizens Government Academy, which had its conclusion this past Wednesday. I was a participant, and I must state emphatically that I am blown away by the dedication and passion that our employees display, from the city manager right down to the people that keep our city clean. They go to work every day, despite whatever issues they may have in their personal lives, and show that they have the best interests of the Piqua community at heart. I am also a little bit humbled. This comes from the fact that I now know what goes on behind the scenes, and I will state that the job of a commissioner is not easy. And this comes from someone who spent a lot of time secondguessing and armchair quarterbacking from out in the audience. The interaction between the participants and the city workers was second to none. They are passionate about their work. I stated such at the last commission meeting and will continue to state so. I am going to close this by encouraging everyone who has any interest about city government to take the next Academy when registration opens next month. You will not regret it. Let’s get passionate about Piqua. It’s your city, too. —Brad Boehringer Piqua

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Woman must break silence about abuse

WORRIED: DEAR Talk to your sister about this as quickly as possible. Do it in person, and a way to start the conversation would be to ask if he has ever touched her inappropriately. Explain that it happened to you, because it may make it easier for her to tell you if she, too, has been molested. Since you are reluctant to talk to your parents about this, contact your local police department and ask to speak to an officer in the sex crimes division. It may set the wheels in motion to prevent your brother from continuing to prey on young women. If you haven’t had counseling to help you deal with what you have suffered, I hope you will consider it. There is also a group, Survivors of Incest Anonymous, a 12step program that is open to individuals 18 and older who want to go from being victims to survivors. Its website is You might find talking with others who have experienced what you have to be both comforting and helpful.


Advice and choose what I want to be. Please help me. — LOST IN VIRGINIA DEAR LOST: Do you know where this pressure is coming from? It’s coming from yourself. Years ago, high school students had to decide what they wanted to do for the rest of their lives because the workplace was different. People trained for jobs they would perform until they retired. That is no longer true. Workers today must remain flexible and willing to learn new skills because they may change jobs several times during their working lives. Not all people have the same interests and aptitudes, so start thinking about subjects that you like. Visit the library and research how they can be applied. Your future isn’t something to be afraid of — it’s something to be explored and enjoyed. You do not have to make any hasty decisions now.

In search for cash Obama keeps an A-list cast BEN FELLER AP White House Correspondent WASHINGTON — Call it “Checks and the City.” Needing to boost his donor base, President Barack Obama is banking on elite entertainers for help so often they have essentially become a cast of characters in his campaign. He is using his Hollywood access and raffling it off as a prize to others, tapping into a culture that revels in celebrity even in hard economic times. Obama’s big-name tour makes its next stop on Thursday at Sarah Jessica Parker’s place in the West Village of New York City. The “Sex and the City” star, who is married to actor Matthew Broderick, is hosting a cozy $40,000per-person fundraiser along withVogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour. The president and first lady Michelle Obama will then appear at a second glitzy fundraiser in Manhattan, headlined by a performance by Mariah Carey. While Democrats have long held political and ideological ties to the TV and movie industry,the dynamic is different this time for Obama. His own celebrity has faded a bit after more than three years in the slog of governing,and some reliable donors have gotten so used to seeing him, they want more — like a real movie star. What’s more, Obama’s team is getting outraised by motivated Republicans in a new, freewheeling environment, one in which wealthy

DEAR ABBY: We go to a lot of summer social events. Quite a few of them include a band. I love listening to music and being in a social setting. However, I do NOT enjoy dancing. It makes me feel uncomfortable and awkward. When I am asked to dance, I fumble around and make excuses. What can I say when asked, without sounding unfriendly or weird? — TWO LEFT FEET IN PASO ROBLES, DEAR ABBY: I feel CALIF. lost. I’ll be 18 soon and for the past two years I have DEAR TWO LEFT felt like my life is going FEET: How about this: and won’t “Thank you for asking, but nowhere change. I haven’t decided no. I’m not very good at it what I want to be, and I and it makes me uncomdon’t want to grow up. I’m fortable. Would you like to afraid of the future and sit down?” Dear Abby is written by what it will be like to be on my own. I don’t Abigail Van Buren, also know if anyone else has known as Jeanne Phillips, felt like this, or if it’s just a and was founded by her part of growing up. When mother, Pauline Phillips. I was 12, I couldn’t wait Write Dear Abby at There are some deals until I was 18 and on my or P.O. where declarer can force the own. Now I feel pressured Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA defenders to reveal their and like I need to hurry 90069.

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The victim had many enemies, and Stoller may have been in the wrong place at the wrong time. Will uncovering the truth make Kolarich the next target? Ellis is an attorney, and he’s also written several thrillers with James Patterson, so he knows the ins and outs of the courtroom and how to create suspense on the page. He has been writing terrific stories, and “The Wrong Man” is another outstanding effort. Readers not familiar with Ellis or his attorney character Kolarich will find this a great place to begin the proceedings. 2293103

“The Wrong Man,” the third legal thriller by David Ellis featuring lawyer Jason Kolarich, delivers several surprises and is a great read. Homeless veteran Tom Stoller is suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder. He’s accused of murder, and based on the evidence, his conviction appears to be a slam dunk. Kolarich believes Stoller is guilty, but decides to defend him. But as he begins to investigate, Kolarich starts to believe that Stoller is innocent. Was he framed?


President Barack Obama talks in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington on Wednesday prior to signing the Contract Awards for Large Air Tankers. donors can give unlimited amounts of Winfrey, Ellen DeGeneres, Cher and money to outside political groups, many others who make more in one known as super PACs, that can have year that most people do in a lifetime. huge sway over the presidential race. Obama played basketball with a As one counter-response, Obama is Batman (Clooney) and a Spiderman borrowing on the power of entertainers (Tobey Maguire), all in one game. He to give big bucks themselves and to en- held a private chat in Los Angeles with courage others to give what they can. some of town’s younger stars last week, The strategy holds the potential for including Jessica Alba and Jeremy peril. It allows opponents to paint Renner. He has had some of the most Obama as hobnobbing for dollars with popular musicians in the business permiddle-class angst riding high.The Re- form at his fundraisers, such as Alicia publican Party lampooned Obama as Keys, Cee Lo Green, Dave Matthews tone deaf when his campaign promoted and the Foo Fighters. For his gig with the Parker/Wintour event the same day Obama, Jon Bon Jovi even caught a as news broke of climbing unemploy- ride on Air Force One. ment. “Let’s face it: They help raise the Pressed about Obama’s relationship money that you need to wage a serious with the stars,his spokesman,Jay Car- campaign,”said Robert Schmuhl,a proney, fired back: “Two words. Donald fessor of American Studies at the UniTrump. Next question?” Obama’s Re- versity of Notre Dame who has written publican rival, Mitt Romney, has re- about the intersection of politics and ceived fundraising help from Trump, celebrity.“MostAmericans today are inthe camera-finding real estate mogul volved in what we call the‘celebrity culwhom Obama has dismissed as a car- ture’ anyway. They understand how it nival barker. works.” So far, the rewards of relying on One way Obama makes it work:Rafcelebrity help have outweighed the fling access to donors, and not just to risks for the president in a tight re-elec- dinners with him, but ones that also tion race. offer star power at private affairs like “I think people, particularly in times the one at Parker’s house. The contests of economic hardship,always look to the typically ask donors to give $3 or whatentertainment word for a diversion, to ever they can spare. take their minds off what’s going on in The Obama campaign calls it a way the economy,”said California-based Bill to lure in donors who may not otherCarrick, a veteran Democratic consult- wise be involved in politics at all.Throw ant. “I don’t think there’s much poten- in Clooney, and watch the dollars flow. tial here for backlash.” A fundraising dinner held at the From Tinseltown to Broadway, star’s house last month drew an eyeObama has surrounded himself with popping $15 million, with more of it blockbuster names lately: George coming from a low-dollar raffle for entry Clooney, Julia Roberts, Reese Wither- to the event than from those who paid spoon, Spike Lee, Will Smith, Oprah for tickets.

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DEAR ABBY: I was molested for years by my brother and I never told anyone. It led to poor selfesteem, ruined the intimate side of my life and caused several other serious issues, including depression. I took the first chance I had to leave home and refuse to have contact with my brother. The problem is, I have a younger sister who I’m worried may now be in the same position. I need to talk to her, but I’m not sure how. What do I say? Should I tell her what happened to me so she knows she is not alone and to stay away from him? — SCARED AND WORRIED IN ARIZONA

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Calloway-Kiehl wed

Vincent Michael Karn Age: 1 Birthdate: June 16, 2011 Parents: Trenton and Andrea Karn of Piqua Grandparents: Dale and Mary Jane Karn, Dale Birman, George and Connie Atkinson, all of Piqua Great-grandmother: Betty Weber

Mr. and Mrs. Matthew Kiehl

Vincent Michael Karn

Dustin Ashley Harter and Logan Lee Charles

Zoe Lynn Kittle Age: 5 Birthdate: June 17, 2007 Parents: Zachary Kittle and Loni Boyer of Greenville Brother: Sean Moyer of Greenville Grandparents: Mark and Linda Boyer of Greenville and Steve Zoe Lynn Kittle and Linda Kittle of

Dustin Ashley Harter and Logan Lee Charles Fessler, both of Piqua, announce their engagement. She is the daughter of Rene’ Stiteler of Canal Winchester and Doug Harter of Piqua. Tracy Nicholas Bates of Piqua and Doug Fessler of Troy are parents of the bridegroom. The bride-elect is a 2006 graduate of Troy Christian High School and Upper Valley JVS

Cosmetology class. She earned an associated in applied science in physical therapist assisting from Edison Community College in May 2012, and is employed with SunDown Tan of Piqua. Her fiance is a 2006 graduate of Piqua High School and Upper Valley JVS pre-engineering. He is employed with the Piqua Water Department A May 2013 wedding is planned.

Couple celebrates 60th

Joseph Asher Caserta Age: 5 Birthdate: June 16. 2007 Parents: Kevin and Jennifer Caserta of Chehalis, Wash. Sister: Elise Caserta Grandparents: Connie Caserta of Piqua and Keith Caserta of Cincinnati Grandparents: Joseph Caserta of Piqua and the late Annette Joseph Asher Caserta Caserta; Mrs. Curtis Parish of Washington

Robert and Janet DeMoss will be celebrating their 60th wedanding niversary today with a small family gathering. T h e y were married June 15, 1952, at West Grove Congregat i o n a l C h r i s t i a n Robert and Janet DeMoss C h u r c h The couple are parnear Painter Creek by the Rev. Lester ents of three daughters, Schlechty and the Rev. nine grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. Howard Rees.

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Tasha Michelle Calloway and Matthew Alan Kiehl, both of Piqua, were wed at 4:30 p.m. on May 12 at A Learning Place in Piqua. Calloway is the daughter of Brian and Donna Calloway of Piqua. Craig and Kim Kiehl of Piqua are the parents of the bridegroom. The bride wore a white strapless bodice with intricate beaded floral detail and a tiered organza skirt, shaped in a stunning a-line silhouette. Flowers were orange, red, and white roses, daisies, and white hydrangeas. The matron of honor was Mandi Calloway, sister-in-law of the bride, with bridesmaids, Clarissa Kiehl, sister of groom, and Allison Divens, cousin of bride. The ring bearer was Andrew Salmon, cousin of groom, and Chloe Calloway, niece of the bride, as flower girl. Zach Kiehl, brother of groom, was best man, with Tyler Calloway, brother of bride, and

Cody Kiehl, cousin of groom, as the groomsmen. Austin Ditmer, friend of couple, and Travis Calloway, brother of bride, were ushers. The reception was held at A Learning Place, with the honeymoon at Myrtle Beach. The bride is a 2008 graduate of Houston High School and Upper Valley JVS. She earned a cosmetology license and is employed as a cosmetologist at Pj’s Shear Magic in Piqua and is a bus aide for Piqua City Schools. The groom is a 2007 graduate of Houston High School and is attending the University of Cincinnati for a medical laboratory science degree. He also holds a degree in applied science and a degree in science from Edison Community College. He is employed as a laboratory technician at Wilson Memorial Hospital in Sidney and also works with the grounds crew at the Piqua Country Club. The newlyweds will be residing in Piqua.

Mason Karl Casto Age: 5 Birthdate: June 16, 2008 Parents: Derek and Abby Casto of Piqua Sister: Ava Grandparents: Mike and Sandie Cox, Mike and Donna Casto, Chuck Cox Sr., Helen Casto, Bob and Valerie Seas, all of Piqua

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Couple celebrates 50th

Belisle, Matt, Lauren and Samantha Bradley and Hannah and Libby Carpenter. The couple attend Covington Presbyterian Church. They enjoy fishing, gardening and grandchildren. John J. and Charlyene (Wiegman) DeWitt He retired from the Piqua Fire Department as assisJohn J. and Charlyene (Wiegman) De- tant chief in 1993. She retired as assistant Witt of Piqua are celebrating their 50th treasurer of Hobart Employee Federal wedding anniversary. They were married Credit Union in Troy in 1989. She most reJune 24, 1962, by the Rev. William Hune- cently worked with Comfort Keepers. man at St. Pauls United Church of Christ. An open house will be held from 4-9 p.m. They are parents of three daughters, Sunday, June 24, at their home, 3565 W, Lori Belisle, Linda and Jeff Carpenter and Demming Road, Piqua, and will be hosted Luann Bradley, all of Piqua. They have by their children and grandchildren. They seven grandchildren, Lindsay and Ashley request that gifts be omitted.

Gray awarded doctor medicine degree PIQUA — Matthew Gray, a Piqua native, was awarded a doctor of medicine degree from the University of Toledo College of Medicine and Life Sciences on June 1. He also received a special award for Excellence in Rehabilitation Medicine at the college. Gray will begin his residency training at Mercy St. Vincent Hospital in Toledo and will continue with a three-year residency in physical medicine and rehabilitation at The Ohio State University in 2013. Gray obtained his bachelor of science degree in bioengineering from the University of Toledo College of Engineering in 2008, graduating magna cum laude. A graduate of Piqua High School Class of 2003, he is the son of James and Elizabeth Gray of Piqua.




Real estate transfers PIQUA Estate of Betty Ann Moore, Kenneth S. Moore, executor to Andrew Hall, Tara Hall, a part lot, $5,000. Fannie Mae a.k.a. Federal National Mortgage Association, Lerner Sampson & Rothfuss, attorney in fact to Stephen McCarthy, one lot, $65,000. Sandra Andrews to David Andrews, one lot, one part lot, $0. Jennifer Barnes, a.k.a. Jennifer Wagner, William Barnes to Jennifer Barnes, William Barnes, one lot, $0. Jeremy Root, Jessica Root to American General Mortgage Loan Trust, U.S. Bank Association, trustee, a part lot, $0. Gregory Weigel to Gregory Weigel, Judith Weigel, two lots, $0. Kathy Colbert to Terry Colbert, one lot, $0. TROY Brian Wetzel to Natalie Duncan, one lot, $0. Fannie Mae a.k.a. Federal National Mortgage Association, Manley Deas & Kochalski LLC, attorney in fact to Zachary Allen, one lot, $92,000. Jesse Olden to Denise Olden, one lot, $0. Margaret Myers a.k.a. Margaret Sykes, Steven Sykes to Catherine Deeter, one lot, $110,000. Robert Hart, Ronald Hart, attorney in fact to Patricia Scherer, one lot, $65,000.

BRADFORD Connie Hackett, Galen Hackett to Heather Maxwell, James Maxwell, a part lot, $0.

PLEASANT HILL Bonnie K. Fitzwilson a.k.a. Bonnie Turner, Ray Turner to Andrew Fritz, one lot, $76,000.

HUBER HEIGHTS NVR Inc. to John Reising, Patricia Reising, one lot, $226,000. Dec Land Co. I LLC to NVR Inc., one lot, $29,500.

Dec Land Co. I LLC to NVR Inc., one lot, $29,500. Dec Land Co. I LLC to NVR Inc., one lot, $29,500.

TIPP CITY DBR Investments LTD to Amy Harding, Jeremy Harding, one lot, $196,000. Mark Lindenauer to Joy Lindenauer, one lot, $0. Craig Waterman to Jessica Roberts, one lot, $145,000. Richard J. Moiser Builders Inc. to Roger Winner, Sarah Winner, one lot, $45,000. Midfirst Bank to Gary Spurlock, one lot, $57,000. Donna Guzelgunler, Yilcan Guzelgunler to Adam Heisey, Mary Heisey, one lot, $195,400.

BETHEL TWP. Anna Kroger, Jack Kroger to Joseph Kroger, 0.50 acres, 0.680 acres, $0.

CONCORD TWP. Staci Klingshirn to Christopher Klingshirn, $0. Patsy A. Shook Revocable Living Trust Agreement, U.S. Bank, N.A. trustee to Jennifer Lynn Bair, $165,000. Donna Gaskin, LeRoy Gaskin to Dipti Shah, one lot, $160,500.

LOSTCREEK TWP. Kevin Loresen to Samantha Lorensen, 3.62 acres, $0.

MONROE TWP. Amy Harding, Jeremy Harding to Amanda Unger, Ian Unger, one lot, $149,000. Robert Romeiser to Sherry Romeiser, one lot, $0. Ruth Enz to Susan Cameron, Susan Sousa, 0.50 acres, 1.797 acres, $0. Ruth Enz to Joyce Sparks, 1.342 acres, $0. Jeffrey Kline, Laura Kline to Joseph Seger, Nicole Seger, 2.1337

Marriages Eric Jason Abbott, 36, of 624 S. Wayne St., Piqua to Jessica Erin Marker, 32, of same address. Thomas Wayne Fausey, 52, of 300 Shoop Road, Tipp City to Billie Jo Gibson, 51, of same address. Dean Paul Sollmann, 51, of 1340 Bonniebrook Drive, Miamisburg to Barbara Joanne Sturworld, 49, of 115 Finsbury Lane, Troy. David Thomas Ring, 41, of 811 N. Westedge Drive, Tipp City to Joyce Ellen Sutton, 40, of same address. Anthony Scott Binkley, 26, of 417 E. Main St., Bradford to Joanna Marie Caldwell, 27, of 903 S. Walnut St., Troy. Brandon Lee Given, 37, of 1 North Main St., Pleasant Hill to Harmony Ellen Geiger, 36, of same address.

Parker Alan Davis, 23, of 1024 Washington Ave., Piqua to Kelly Joan Rhodes, 23, of same address. Jefferey Lynn Landis, 55, of 8175 Troy-Sidney Road, Piqua to Dee Krug, 49, of same address. Gary Lee Norris II, of 236 E. Statler Road, Piqua to Kathleen Shaneyfelt, 42, of same address. Timothy Joseph Rogers, 21, of 1603 Broadway, Piqua to Aleece Nicole Argabright, 27, of same address. James Harlan Farmer, 48, of 830 Charrington Way, Tipp City to Linda Caryl Laymon, 51, of same address. James Robert Richhart, 28, of 919 Caldwell St., Piqua to Kelli Michelle Thompson, 29, of same address.

acres, $154,000. Henry Schindler Living Trust, Linda Schindler Wisecup, successor trustee to Upnorth Homes Inc., 17.658 acres, $103,000.

NEWBERRY TWP. Jerame Painter, Sara Painter to Timothy Huggins, 2.049 acres, $28,000. Fifth Third Bank, trustee to Christopher Jambor, 108.153 acres, 89.852 acres, $0. Christopher Jambor to Jambor Ag LLC, $0. Stanley Galley to Brenda Galley, 8.376 acres, $0.

NEWTON TWP. Board of Trustees of Newton Township Miami County, Stanley Fessler, successor trustee, Gene Laughman, trustee, Harvey Leonard, successor trustee, Trustees of Newton Township, Glenn Trost, successor trustee, Terry Wackler, successor trustee, William Wall, successor trustee to Pleasant Hill, 0.309 acres, $0.


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Miami River ready to host ‘Great Float’ Canoeing, kayaking offered free BY NATALIE KNOTH Ohio Community Media MIAMI COUNTY — The Great Miami River will play host to the Great Float on Thursday when community members are welcome to try kayaking and canoeing for free courtesy Ohio’s Great Corridor. Registration for the event must be made online at by Monday. A shuttle will be provided at 6 p.m. at Adventures on the Great Miami, 1995 Ross Road in Tipp City, with the Great Float kicking off at 6:30. Participants should be able to paddle about two miles

over the hour-long duration, which ends at Adventures on the Great Miami with live music and food. People of all skill levels are invited to attend, said Tom Kendall, one of OGC’s executive team members and a city of Troy councilman. “There will be people to help them float down the river. Or if they don’t want to paddle, they are welcome to just enjoy the meal,” he said. Children are welcome too, Kendall said, adding that he taught his granddaughter to paddle at age 5 and his grandson at 3. Life vests will be provided for children. The goal of the organization is to connect city waterfronts from north in Sidney — which is still looking into participating — down to Fairfield, promoting local business, restaurants and activities.

Member cities include Piqua, Troy, Riverside, Dayton, West Carrollton, Miamisburg, Franklin, Hamilton Middletown, and Fairfield. Tipp City is also considering joining. In addition to Kendall, the executive committee is comprised of city of Troy project manager Stan Kegley, who is the group’s president; city of Miamisburg councilman Charlie Case; and city of Dayton commissioner Nan Whaley. Memberships are available for businesses, governments and individuals. For more information, visit Kayaks and canoes will be provided by Adventures on the Great Miami or participants may bring their own equipment. For more information, contact Kegley at 3392641 or

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Billy Joe Bolin, Dawn URBANA — In the first Bolin to Billy Bryant, Christine Bryant, two ever Passport to Fun! local food establishments and lots, $97,000. attractions are offering to visitors and STAUNTON TWP. specials local residents during the Tammie Bulle to Edna Ohio Chautauqua, which Ballard, Robert J. Bal- will be held June 26-30 at lard, 10.1816 acres, Urbana University and other locations in Cham$215,000. Barbara McKinney to paign County. Passport to Fun! is a the Passport to Fun! in conJoseph Atkinson, Kristina Atkinson, a part new promotion introduced nection with other major by the Champaign County Champaign County events, tract 2.599 acres, $0. Charlotte Snyder, at- Chamber of Commerce and such as the Barn Quilt torney in fact, Monte Convention and Visitors Tour in October and the Snyder to Connie Neal, Bureau to encourage visi- Ohio Fish and Shrimp FesKevin Neal, one lot, tors to discover local busi- tival in September,” said nesses during special Sandi Arnold, executive di$48,500. events like Chautauqua. rector of the Chamber of The printable Passport, to Commerce and Convention UNION TWP. be posted Monday on the and Visitors Bureau. “Our Connie Lair a.k.a. Con- websites of the Chamber special events attract thounie Thomas, James (, Visi- sands of people to ChamThomas to Jason Fox, 1 tors Bureau (champaig- paign County every year. acre, $123,000., city of Urbana The Passport is a way to Christopher Kleather ( and Uni- encourage these visitors to Sr., Kristi Kleather to versity (, fea- spend more time and Mark Grillot, 2.024 acres, tures the Ohio money here as they dis$106,000. Chautauqua schedule and cover and enjoy what 10 special offer ads from Champaign County has to local eateries and attrac- offer — and as a result, strengthen our local busitions. “We also plan to offer nesses and economy. James Matthew Clevenger, 29, of 81 Woods Dr., Apt.2, West Milton to Judith Ann Ball, 29, of same address. Matthew David Brown, 29, of 1022 Frontier Drive, Troy to Tiffany Nichole Snider, 25, of same address. Matthew Wilson Allen, 21, of 34 N. Crawford St., Troy to Danielle Lauren Mills, 21, of same address. Jarvis Lee Bodenmiller, 30, of 901 Grant St., Piqua to Dawn Nichole Pistole, 33, of same address. Johnathon Elsworth Oiler, 44, of 1680 Paradise Trail, Troy to Christine Renee Sano, 43, of 2455 Swailes Road, Troy. Adam William Baumann, 34, of 6240 N. Washington Road, Piqua to Amy Danielle Tipps, 33, • Free hearing tests of same address.

“And, of course, we encourage local residents to take advantage of the special offers on the Passport to Fun! so they can get better acquainted with the excellent places our local communities have to shop, eat and explore.” In addition to being on the websites, the Passport to Fun! will be available at the Chamber of Commerce office, 113 Miami St., Urbana, and at the Ohio Chautauqua daytime workshop locations for adults and children June 26-30. For more information, visit the websites or call the Chamber and Visitors Bureau at (937) 6535746.

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Miss. Power seeks 6 percent hike Increase to pay for new coal-fired plant JEFF AMY Associated Press JACKSON, Miss. — Mississippi Power Co. wants a 6 percent rate increase to pay for the coalfired power plant it is building in Kemper County. Jeff Shepard, a spokesman for the Gulfportbased unit of Southern Co., said Wednesday that would increase the company’s overall revenue from its 193,000 customers by about $50 million. The Mississippi Public Service Commission could consider the rate increase at a June 22 meeting. For a typical residential customer it would amount to about $15 a month for the remainder of 2012, Shepard said. Mississippi Power would have to make a new filing in 2013 to keep collecting money to pay back what it’s borrowed to build the plant. Mississippi Power originally projected that it would need to raise rates by a cumulative 33 percent from 2011 to 2014 and then gradually ease rates as it paid off the debt. It’s unclear if the PSC’s delay in approving rate increases has affected those projections. Opponents have cited figures showing rates could go up even more. It’s also unclear whether Mississippi Power’s announcement that the plant’s price tag has increased to $2.76 billion will affect the PSC’s action. That’s $366 million more than the original $2.4 billion estimate, and only $110 million short of the $2.87 billion cost cap imposed by the commission. The increase was disclosed May 10 to the firm hired by the PSC to monitor construction. That disclosure, in turn, was passed on to state regulators in the monitor’s most recent report. The Associated Press obtained a copy of the report Tuesday. “It’s not a cost overrun,” Shepard said. “It’s an updated estimate.” He said the company had to make the preliminary estimate before it completed detailed engineering drawings, which are now 70 percent complete. He also said additional workers hired when construction was falling behind schedule added to costs. “We’re committed to getting it online underneath the cost cap,” Shepard said. “$2.4 billion was the original goal, with $2.88 (billion) in the background.” What Mississippi Power calls Plant Ratcliffe is supposed to burn a soft form of coal called lignite that will be mined nearby. The plant will convert lignite to a gas to be burned to generate power and capture carbon dioxide to be pumped underground. So far, the plant is 22 percent complete and it’s supposed to start operation in May 2014. Northern District Commissioner Brandon Presley, a Democrat who has opposed the plant as too expensive for customers, says he believes Mississippi Power hid the overrun to get a needed approval from the three-member utility regulator in April. “I think there’s a great, extremely high likelihood that they’re going to exceed the cap,” Presley said. Southern District Commissioner Leonard Bentz, a Republican, said he believed that the company could find a way to cut the price. “They said they can build the plant for $2.4 billion and I think that’s what’s going to happen,” said Bentz. He has supported the project along with Central District Commissioner Lynn Posey, also a Republican. Environmentalists have fought the plant, mainly because they’re opposed to mining and burning coal because it produces more carbon dioxide than natural gas. Carbon dioxide contributes to global warming, scientists say. Opponents expressed hope that regulators would order Mississippi Power to abandon its plans to mine, gasify and burn lignite, instead ordering the facility converted to burning natural gas “We’re hopeful that the light bulb will go off in one of the two commissioners,” said Louie Miller, state director for the Sierra Club. That seems unlikely, though. Bentz said he’s still firmly committed to the concept that regulators can’t rely on natural gas prices to stay low for a decades-long period. He also said he supports the idea of allowing Mississippi Power to start collecting money from customers now to pay off the debt for the Kemper County plant. Bentz says that will keep interest charges on the debt from building up during construction. “I’m not running from the financing costs,” he said. “It’s the right thing to do.”


Rate hikes to impact military SAN DIEGO — As part of President Obama’s 2013 budget, the Department of Defense proposed raising annual enrollment fees and prescription drug cost-sharing for TRICARE, the health care program for active military members, retirees their families and survivors. The proposed additional fees amount to a $13 billion shift from the Pentagon toTRICARE beneficiaries over a period of five years. TRICARE serves 9.6 million eligible active and retired military personnel and their families. Approximately 650,000 of those beneficiaries are based in California. More than 300,000 live in the San Diego region. San Diegans have access to the Naval Medical Center, plus its 11 branches, along with the Naval Hospital at Camp Pendleton. In addition, the San Diego TRICARE provider network includes more than 7,200 health care providers located in 260 contracted medical facilities throughout the region. The proposed $48.7 billion budget includes $1.8 billion in estimated savings associated with a number of cost-sharing proposals for the various TRICARE programs. These include: Copayments for brand-name drugs purchased in a retail setting would rise from $12 to $26. Further, the copay for non-formulary, mail-order medications would jump from $25 to $51.The copay for mail-order,brand-name medications would rise from $9 to $26 starting this October. No fees would apply to active duty service members. TRICARE for Life (TFL), the program for retired military members over age 65 and their families would face a new enrollment fee of up to $115 per person by October and as much as $475 within five years. Fees would be tiered based on retirees’ income. TRICARE Standard, the fee-forservice style benefits program, would include a $140 annual family enrollment fee for the first time and a $20 increase for deductibles (from $300 to $320) starting Oct. 1.Within five years, the enrollment fee would rise to $250 and the deductible to $580. TRICARE Prime, the HMO-type program for working age retirees would increase enrollment fees from $520 to as much as $820 annually starting Oct. 1 for family coverage.Annual fees could reach as high as $2,048 within five years. For the first time, annual enrollment fees would be based on a retiree’s income. Both the U.S. House and Senate Armed Services committees voted to block proposed increases to enrollment fees and deductibles. But unlike the House committee, the Senate committee’s version of the bill did not remove DOD’s authority to increase pharmacy benefit costs. The final outcome won’t be determined until the bill makes its way to conference committee, where disagreements between the House and Senate versions of the bill will be resolved. If signed into law,the legislation would be in place before the start of the federal fiscal year, and changes would take effect on Oct. 1.

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Given that both the House and Senate panel versions of the 2013 defense authorization bill omit DOD’s proposed changes to enrollment fees and deductibles, it’s unlikely those increases will survive when final negotiations take place in conference committee later this year. That doesn’t mean that military groups, which are opposed to the fee hikes, are resting easy. “We continue to be concerned about what will happen as (Congress) goes through the process,” said Gen. Jack Klimp, president and CEO of the National Association for Uniformed Services. The proposed increases in cost-sharing for prescription drugs have a good chance of surviving congressional negotiations.The Senate panel indicated the Obama administration can use its authority to raise copays on brand-name medications filled through retail pharmacies and TRICARE mail order -- exactly how much and whether these fee increases will ultimately pass remains up for debate in Washington.

Impact of fees According to Klimp, fee hikes would place a financial burden on retirees who already devote significant amounts of their income to medical care. “70 percent of all retirees are making less than $30,000 a year in retiree pay,” he said. Col. Michael Hayden, deputy director of government relations for the Military Officers Association of America, also expressed concern about the effects of increased pharmacy fees,particularly for retirees. “If you increase pharmacy copays, it will deter retirees from getting their prescriptions refilled,” he said. Poor medication compliance could result in higher medical costs,” Hayden said. Todd Harrison, senior fellow of Defense Budget Studies with the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessment, said health care costs have doubled over the past decade to $52.8 billion and now comprise one-tenth of the military budget. Staying the course and keeping cost-sharing static for military retirees is no longer an option. U.S.Rep.Susan Davis (D-San Diego), who serves on the House Armed Services Committee and is the ranking Democrat on the military personnel subcommittee, agreed but said there must be a balance. “In these tough economic times, we must take a close look at defense spending, but we cannot break faith with those that have already given so much — our service members, military retirees and their families,” Davis said.

Access to other coverage The average age of a retired enlisted member of the military is 43;officers retire at 47 on average. “You’ll get 40 years of benefit for 20 years of service, and that’s part of the problem.We have more retirees in the military health system than active duty personnel,” Harrison said. What’s more, at a time in history when people are living longer, the annual fee retirees pay for TRICARE has-

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Finding other ways to save money Military groups representing retirees suggest that DOD look within before raising fees for retiree service men and women. “Before the Department of Defense goes and levies additional fees and additional copays on the beneficiary, we think that they should get their own house in line,” Hayden said. Military groups say addressing inefficiencies throughout the system could save a lot of money. That includes centralizing the procurement of hospital equipment and doing a better job negotiating contracts with vendors that help to administer the program. Three years ago, under former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, DOD began an efficiency initiative that has identified more than $200 billion in efficiency savings over the next five years. The problem:“That’s already accounted for in the budget,”Harrison said.What’s more, he said, DOD has already spent the savings. Ultimately, the Pentagon needs to gain control over growing military health costs. “In a declining Defense budget, [high medical costs] mean we’ll be spending a greater percentage of defense dollars on health for retirees. From a national perspective does that make sense?” Harrison asked. However you answer that question, one thing is for certain: “We’ll probably be looking at all these things all over again next year,” Hayden said.

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Recent Piqua High School graduate Kaele Snapp waters plants on McCulloch Square on Thursday. Snapp is spending her final summer before beginning college working for the city of Piqua.

in presidential elections. “I think it’d be a great stop for him. It would definitely help his campaign, I feel, especially because Troy is by Dayton, so he would get an excellent crowd,� Fisher said, adding that having a presidential candidate, whether Republican or Democrat, is always a positive for the city. Fisher plans to work most of the day making calls and will then go to K’s Hamburger Shop with other Democrats to show his support for Barack Obama. “We plan to make phone calls to discuss issues affecting the middle class and Miami County,� he said. “We’re getting the message out that Obama deserves four more years.� On Friday, Fisher’s office sent a press release to local media announcing that he will conduct a 2 p.m. press

conference on Sunday in advance of Romney’s visit to K’s, to “highlight just how out of touch he (Romney) is with the community.� He also said local speakers will highlight just how “out of touch� Romney is with some of Miami County’s “most valuable and hardworking citizens — our firefighters, our police officers, teachers, and other public employees.� Fisher went on to say “a critical part of President Obama’s jobs plan would put first responders on the streets and teachers in the classroom. Recently, in a stunning moment of candor, Mitt Romney mocked that idea. He said we need to ‘cut back on government and help the American people’ — as if teachers, police officers and firefighters don’t help towns like Troy. While the President has outlined a clear plan to grow the economy, create middle-class jobs and pay

down our debt in a balanced way, Mitt Romney has provided no real plan to help the middle class.� Jason Pitt, regional press secretary for Obama for America in Ohio, said Obama values hard work and responsibility in a community, just as Troy residents do. Romney’s values do not align with those of most Troy residents, he added. “As governor of Massachusetts, Romney slashed critical investments in small town communities and is committed to taking police off the streets, firefighters out of the firehouse and teachers out of the classroom,� Pitt said in a written statement. “This is out of touch with communities like Troy that understand these public workers strengthen our communities and grow our economy. Romney economics didn’t work in Massachusetts, and it won’t work now.�

Ohio jobless rate down for 10th straight month

Bradford Zoning Board meeting set for Tuesday BRADFORD — The Bradford Zoning Board will conduct a special session at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in council chambers. The purpose of the meeting is to hear the petition filed by village council to rezone parcels H18-250035 from single family residential and H18-000017 industrial to general business.


May, and the state’s nonfarm payrolls swelled by 19,600 compared with April’s figures. The national jobs report was bleaker as the U.S. unemployment rate increased from 8.1 percent in April to 8.2 percent in May. Only 69,000 jobs were added, the fewest in a year. Kasich said it’s encouraging to see Ohioans returning to work but warned the state isn’t in the clear, despite getting good news in the face of national data heightening fears that the economy is sputtering. “The best thing that can happen is for Ohio to continue pursuing the jobsfriendly policies that are tearing down barriers to job creation and for Washington to learn from our progress,� the Republican said in a statement Friday, echoing his suggestion the previous day that bipartisanship at the state level could be an example for policymakers in the nation’s capital.

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IN BRIEF ■ Softball

Softball camp set for Piqua Thunder sports will be conducting a Pitching, hitting, and defensive softball camp on June 27 and 28 in Piqua. The camp is open to girls from the second grade to seniors. Cost is $70 for the pitching camp, $45 for the defensive camp and $45 for hitting camp. The pitching and hitting combo camp is $100 and the defensive and hitting combo camp is $85. For more information and a registration form visit or email to register; register online, or mail registration form and payment to the address on the form. For more info, call John Hendricks at 765-3486413. Deadline to register is June 20, 2012. Local Contact is Piqua Beau Hossler hits an approach shot at the U.S. Open Friday. The 17-year old led for much of the day. softball coach Rick Claprood at 614-499-6371.

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Just when this U.S. Open was starting to look like child's play, Tiger Woods led a trio of tested champions who took it back Friday. Woods, another round closer to a serious shot at his 15th major, overcame three straight bogeys on the front nine for an evenpar 70. Jim Furyk, nine years removed from his U.S. Open title outside Chicago, plodded his way around Olympic for a 1under 69. Former PGA champion David Toms kept a steady presence in his round of 70. They were the only three players who remained under par going into the weekend. And they restored some

sanity to the toughest test in golf after a brief, stunning moment when 17year-old Beau Hossler found himself alone in the lead. The kid went 11 holes without making a bogey until he got lost in the thick rough and the trees on the brutal front nine of Olympic and had to settle for a 73. That wasn't the only surprise. Defending champion Rory McIlroy missed the cut for the fourth time in his last five tournaments. He set a U.S. Open record last year at Congressional with a 131 through 36 holes. He was 19 shots worse at Olympic, with a 73 giving him a two-day score of 150. See OPEN/Page 3B


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LORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — The New York Jets' defensive players were "Men in Black" on the final day of minicamp. Rex Ryan says he stole an idea from new offensive coordinator Tony Sparano by having the defense wear black jerseys Thursday. It will be a reward, determined by Ryan, for who did the best — offense or defense — in a specific emphasis during training camp.

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NEW YORK (AP) — Jay Bruce hit an insidethe-park homer that left Jason Bay with yet another injury and the Cincinnati Reds beat the New York Mets 7-3 on Friday night to give Bronson Arroyo his first victory in 5½ weeks. Brandon Phillips added a two-run shot to extend his recent hitting tear and the NL Central leaders followed up a three-game sweep of intrastate rival Cleveland by winning the series opener at Citi Field, a nice present for manager Dusty Baker on his 63rd birthday. Arroyo, who was 0-3 in six starts since beating Milwaukee on May 7, found his form against one of his favorite opponents. The right-hander entered 7-2 with a 2.81 ERA and three complete games in his previous 12 starts against the Mets — with five other outings that lasted eight innings. This time, Arroyo (3-4) was pulled in the seventh after giving up Kirk

Nieuwenhuis' third homer in two games and a tworun drive by Scott Hairston. Using his usual array of slow breaking balls and odd angles, Arroyo yielded four hits while striking out five and walking two. Wilson Valdez, making his first major league start in center field, had a two-run double and three RBIs for Cincinnati. Jose Arredondo, Sean Marshall and Aroldis Chapman each worked a hitless inning out of the bullpen. Reds slugger Joey Votto and Mets star David Wright were both hit by pitches, but neither led to any trouble. New York starter Dillon Gee (4-5) gave up four runs — three earned — and five hits in six innings. The Mets had just returned from Tampa Bay, where they outscored the Rays 29-9 for a threegame sweep that salvaged a 4-5 road trip against three of baseball's top teams.


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Dale Earnhardt Jr. talks things over with his crew after a practice session Friday at Michigan.

Little ‘E’ on right track Only question is when he will win again BROOKLYN, Mich. (AP) — Eleven top-10 finishes. Second place in the Sprint Cup standings. That's an impressive start to the season for any driver, but for Dale Earnhardt Jr., it only makes the question more persistent. When will he finally win again? "I feel like we're getting real close," Earnhardt said. "We've been really competing well and been competitive every week, at every track, and that feels really good to say." Earnhardt is back at Michigan International Speedway for this weekend's 400-mile race — four years after he won at this same track . He's without a victory in 143 Cup races since, and all the steady consistency in the world isn't going to take the attention off that ugly streak. Last weekend at Pocono, Earnhardt led 36 laps in his No. 88 Chevrolet and had it positioned as the car to beat until crew chief Steve Letarte made a call for a late stop for gas instead of trying to stretch the fuel to the end. Earnhardt finished eighth. He supported the call and said he'd take a

top-10 finish any time over running out of gas. "I knew that we weren't doing the popular thing by pitting and taking the fuel," Earnhardt said. Earnhardt says he's fine with the questions about his winless drought because at least people still care and are paying attention to him. "It hasn't been that incessant," he said. "If you weren't asking that kind of question I would be a little worried." Other drivers are certainly aware of Earnhardt's dry spell. "I feel if you go four months, it's tough enough," Jeff Gordon said. "I think it all depends on the expectations. “If you won a lot of races and then you go into a slump like that, it weighs more heavy on you because you came to not just expect it but you feel like you're capable and your team is capable of winning on a more regular basis. “So when that all of a sudden doesn't come it's much tougher to handle." Greg Biffle can relate, sort of. He ended a 49-race winless streak in April with a victory in Texas. "It wears on you," Biffle said. "The other thing that

is actually worse for (Earnhardt) right now is that he is running so good, that it seems like when you run as good as he is running, the pressure is even greater because you know a win is just around the corner, if that makes any sense." Earnhardt doesn't seem to be pressing — witness last weekend's move to pit rather than making a risky bid for a victory. This year, Earnhardt has finished second twice, third twice — and no lower than 17th. Forget winning a race. At this point, he has his sights on trying to win the overall series championship, and that's part of the reason he played it safe at Pocono. "It's best that we made a good call, and we were good enough to get back up in the top 10," Earnhardt said. "If we can put together this type of performance in the Chase, I don't see why we can't consider ourselves with an opportunity to challenge for the championship." But no matter how much he tries to stay the course, the focus from the outside is still on his lack of victories. When asked Thursday

what he remembered most about his fuelmileage victory at MIS four years ago, Earnhardt paused for a while. The date was June 15, 2008, and he snapped what was at that point a 76-race winless string. "Probably just the nerves of the last few laps," Earnhardt said. "To know we had a greenwhite checkered and not sure I had enough gas to make it." Earnhardt has won twice at MIS and finished 10 times in the top 10 in 18 starts. The track was repaved during the offseason, and Sprint Cup drivers have been almost routinely surpassing 200 mph during practice runs. Earnhardt surpassed 201 on Friday. ''Up until last week, I felt like they were a team that was just strong and consistent and doing a great job, but not really a team that showed like they really had what it took to win," Gordon said. "Last week, they showed by dominating that race that they really stepped up their game this year and have a real legitimate shot at winning races."

BROOKLYN, Mich. (AP) — After four drivers posted laps of over 200 mph during a morning test session, Greg Biffle was asked if the fast new track at Michigan International Speedway might be good for the sport. "Certainly this doesn't hurt us," Biffle said. "We don't want to kill anybody, either, so we've got to walk that fine line of killing people and creating excitement." After being repaved in the offseason, the twomile track at MIS was the talk of the Sprint Cup drivers Thursday. A NASCAR official said after the morning session he expected speeds to decrease before too long, but that didn't happen in the afternoon. After four drivers exceeded 200 mph in the morning, seven did it during the second test session, including Tony Stewart, who set the day's standard at 201.896 mph. The track record for qualifying is 194.232 mph, set by Ryan Newman in 2005. All 43 drivers surpassed that speed Thursday afternoon. Qualifying is Saturday for Sunday's 400-mile race. "What we saw this morning is probably, for speed, the best shape that the track will be in. As they continue to run and lay down rubber, and the other series that will run here throughout the weekend, the grooves will widen out," said Robin Pemberton, NASCAR's vice president for competition. "Maybe qualifying will get back to there, maybe. But for the most part, it will continue to slow down from here." Pemberton said restrictor plates weren't in the plans. "We have equipment with us everywhere we go," he said. "But no, we're not looking for plates here." The quick track is one of several subplots head-

ing into the weekend. Kurt Busch is back from a one-week suspension for verbally abusing a media member. This also is the fourth anniversary of Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s most recent win, which was in Michigan on June 15, 2008. Earnhardt is second to Matt Kenseth in the points standings. The Sprint Cup was at Pocono last weekend, another recently repaved track. That race included a flurry of pit stop speeding penalties. There were 22 violations Sunday, stretching from Jimmie Johnson to J.J. Yeley. Drivers and crew chiefs were confused, and some insisted there had to be a malfunction in the timing loops that track speed. "I don't think I have had a clear explanation following the race," Johnson said. "It would be nice to have pit road speeds broadcast so that we could try to understand where and why and how we get in trouble." Sprint Cup Series director John Darby was less than sympathetic. "It's the competitive nature of Sprint Cup racing to get every single squeak from every single corner that you can, to win races," Darby said. "If I can get an advantage of you by playing with the police a little bit, and hoping I don't get caught, then I'm going to do it." This weekend, it's the speeds on the track that will be interesting to watch. No driver on this series has qualified at over 200 mph since Bill Elliott in 1987 at Talladega. "It's been quite a rush for the drivers," Johnson said. "To be on track and to go this fast and to run an average lap time of over 200 mph, you certainly feel the speed and the comfort is there. This asphalt-and-tire combo seems to be decent."

Patrick not concerned with increasing speeds Reaches 190 mph in practice BROOKLYN, Mich. (AP) — With her NASCAR peers breezing around Michigan International Speedway at around 200 mph this week, Danica Patrick was asked to compare these stock car speeds to the even quicker pace of IndyCar racing. "I don't want to play down anything to do with 200 miles per hour. It's good," she said. "But it is true. Going another 30 or 40 miles an hour quicker is significant. “It definitely feels a little bit different." Patrick's top speed for a full lap during Friday's Nationwide Series practice was 190.506 mph. That was one of the fastest laps during Nationwide practice, and Greg Biffle reached 204.708 during a Sprint Cup session in the afternoon. MIS was repaved during the offseason. Patrick has only one top-10 finish on the Nationwide circuit this year, but a fast, wide track like MIS could benefit her. She won the pole at Daytona this year and finished 13th at Talladega.

"Speed's never been too big of a problem. ... For me it's more about the balance of the car," she said. "When the car is not right, everything feels sped up. ... Then once the car feels steady, calm and predictable and doing what you want, everything slows down." The Nationwide Series will race at MIS on Saturday, a day before the Sprint Cup. Patrick finished 27th at MIS in 2010, before the repave. "To be quite honest, I can't really remember what it was like in 2010, and I don't think I was very good," she said. "So it's probably nice that it's a bit different for me. Obviously, I have a lot more experience now." Patrick has helped bring more exposure to NASCAR — ESPN's Nationwide Series ratings have been up. She also talked a bit this week about her sponsor, Go Daddy, which is now using an ad agency. "I think it's a good thing," she said. "Especially when you are working creatively,

“I think it's the best way to get something different, is to get someone different to think up the ideas." In February, she complained that the media often describes female athletes like her as "sexy." That turned into a bit of a firestorm, given Go Daddy's history of racy ads. "On the 'sexy' thing, that was just me sort of saying, be creative with your descriptors," she said. "I think that kind of stuff (Go Daddy) is fun when done right and when humor is involved, I think it makes it even more funny. ... I don't do anything I'm not comfortable with." Patrick is 11th in the Nationwide points standings and hopes for a good performance in Saturday's race. Even if the pace is fast, it won't feel all that similar to an IndyCar race. "IndyCars produce enough downforce to go upside down," she said. "I don't know, does a stock car do that? I guess I've Danica Patrick is not concerned with increased speeds at Michigan. never asked."




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Tough opening test at Olympic Club First six holes proving brutal SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Seventeen-year-old — Beau Hossler had sole possession of the lead at the U.S. Open on Friday after a birdie on No. 1. Then reality hit for the California amateur on a stretch billed as the hardest start in tournament history. He bogeyed No. 2, doubled No. 4 and bogeyed Nos. 5 and 6 to drop off the leaderboard. "It's just tough to have fun out there," said 2010 U.S. Open champ Graeme McDowell, who also had bogeys at Nos. 1, 5 and 6 on Friday along with a birdie at No. 3. Sergio Garcia could attest to that. He smashed a microphone on the third tee AP PHOTO after his shot came up short on the downhill par Chris Bosh dunks the ball against Oklahoma City Thursday night. 3 and he could be seen pounding another club three holes later. Rickie Fowler maintained his composure. But it wasn't easy after he took a triple-bogey 7 on No. 1 after driving left into the bushes, then threeputting the tricky green. James Hahn didn't fare much better, hitting his tee shot 50 yards left, out of bounds, and through a tunnel that leads to a par3 course. Even many who found the fairway found trouble afterward. "We have heard a lot (the first six holes) about MIAMI (AP) — This is at home against Boston in their building this season, getting to be a trend for the East finals, going the second-best home the Miami Heat. A nerve- down 3-2 and facing an mark in the league behind wracking one for them, elimination game on the San Antonio, which finsure, but a trend nonethe- Celtics' home floor, a place ished 34-6 at home. The less. where the Heat had won last of those six Spurs Continued from page 1B Go on the road, fall be- only once in their most re- home defeats was against "It wasn't the way I hind in a series, put the cent 16 visits. James came Oklahoma City in Game 5 championship-or-bust sea- up huge again, filling the of the Western Conference wanted to play," he said. Also leaving San Franson on the brink of col- stat sheet with 45 points, finals, as if Miami needed lapse — and find a way to 15 rebounds and five as- another reminder how ca- cisco far earlier than anyovercome it all. sists, the Heat won easily pable — and how driven one expected were Luke The Heat landed at to send the series back to — the Thunder will be on Donald, the world's No. 1 home early Friday, possi- Miami and a Game 7 vic- their final road trip of the player, Masters champion Bubba Watson and Dustin bly disembarking from tory. season. their plane for the last — Then in Game 1 of "They're going to come Johnson, coming off a win time this season. Miami the finals, Miami saw a back strong," James said. last week at the St. Jude resumes play in the NBA 13-point lead vanish in an "They're going to come Classic. It doesn't take much at Finals at home against 11-point loss. But in Game back strong in our house, Oklahoma City on Sunday 2 on Thursday night, even but we're glad we split. this U.S. Open to swallow night, the start of a three- after the Thunder whit- And off to our arena, up even the best players. Woods had to be close to game homestand where tled a 17-point Heat lead where we're very good and the Heat — if they do to two, Miami escaped our fans are looking for- his best simply to break par. what's incredibly difficult with a 100-96 win after ward to this." "Well, that was not in a title series and sweep James finished with 32 Spoelstra implored the the middle portion of the points, Wade added 24, Heat before Game 2 to easy," Woods said. "That 2-3-2 format — can wrap Bosh scored 16 points and "conquer the moment" and golf course was some kind up the franchise's second grabbed 15 rebounds and accept the challenge that of quick. ... You had to stay crown. Shane Battier put up 17 came with playing in a as patient as possible." They were at 1-under "Very excited," Heat points for the second building where the Thunguard Mario Chalmers straight contest. der had been 9-0 in these 139. Everyone else in the field was over par. said. "We get to play in Season saved, at least playoffs. Graeme McDowell, the front of our home crowd for now. It'll be friendlier confor the first time in the fi"We were a confident fines on Sunday night, but U.S. Open champion two nals and we will be ready." team even before that, and the message likely won't years ago down the coast at Pebble Beach, dropped A Game 2 win at Okla- that's why I think it's im- change much. homa City swung the portant to always com"We seized the mo- three shots on his last four home-court edge Miami's partmentalize and not get ment," Wade said. "And holes for a 72. Even so, he way. And when the Heat too carried away with the Game 3 is going to be an- was very much in the hunt have taken that edge result," Heat coach Erik other one of these games, two shots behind at 141, away from their opponent Spoelstra said. "You have so we've got to figure out a along with recent LSU on both previous occasions to play to your identity way at home to protect alum John Peterson (70), in these playoffs, they've and find a way. We didn't home floor, especially in Nicolas Colsaerts of Belbeen ultimately successful think we played well in Game 3, and win it. If you gium (69) and Michael in the series. Game 1, and we still had go up there and lose Game Thompson, the first-round "Any time you drop a an opportunity to win. 3, you've given them, in a leader whose 75 was nine game, especially now, it's This is going to be a very sense, home court right shots worse. "It's just tough to have not a good feeling, and it competitive series. We're back. We just want to constays with you all the way confident going home, but tinue to play well at home fun out there," McDowell up until you get another that doesn't guarantee like we've done all season said. The only regret for chance to redeem your- anything, and I think our long." self," Heat forward Chris guys have enough perIn other words, like Woods was settling for a Bosh said. "We're pretty spective to know that they did when the stakes tie. When he regained a familiar with that feeling." we're going to have to earn were highest against the By now, they're also fa- this." Pacers and the Celtics in share of the lead with miliar with overcoming In those three back-to- the previous two rounds. Furyk on the 13th with a that feeling. the-wall road wins, James That approach got them 4-foot birdie putt, Woods — Miami lost Game 3 has averaged 39 points. to the finals. A continua- was coming up on a series at Indiana in the second And he didn't understate tion of that approach of holes that allowed playround of the Eastern Con- what Game 2 of the finals could bring a champi- ers to at least think of ference playoffs, falling be- meant to the Heat. onship, though the Heat making birdie. In a greenhind 2-1 in a series where "It meant everything," are having none of that side bunker in two on the par-5 16th — shortened to Bosh was sidelined with a James said. talk quite yet. strained lower abdominal So now the scene shifts "Basically, it's 0-0 now, 609 yards Friday — muscle and 2006 finals to Miami, where the Heat so I don't know about mo- Woods blasted out weakly hero Dwyane Wade was lost their last two finals mentum," Heat forward and missed a 12-foot putt. laboring with worse-than- games last year — Game Udonis Haslem said. "You With a mid-iron in his usual knee pain. So in 2 against Dallas, where know they are going to hand in the fairway on the Game 4, LeBron James they collapsed in the final watch the film and make par-5 17th, he went over finished with 40 points, 18 7 minutes and blew a 15- adjustments. We're going the green and down a rebounds and nine assists point lead, and then Game to watch film and a couple deep slope. Despite a suin a virtuoso performance. 6 where the Mavericks of things we're going to perb pitch to 8 feet, he Miami swept the rest of closed out their champi- have to change up a little missed the putt. And with a wedge from that series. onship. bit. The series is just startthe fairway on the 18th, — Miami fell in Game 5 The Heat are 36-7 in ing."

Heat back in familiar spot

Headed home after evening series with Oklahoma City

and today I helped with the high stroke average," quipped Nick Watney, who went bogey-double bogeybogey on the first three and was 6 over through the first nine Friday. "It's just difficult. When it's cold like this, the ball goes about a club shorter, so the shots uphill, like No. 2 and No. 4, play very long. “The third hole runs away. I mean it's just a really difficult stretch. And if you're a little bit off it seems like at this tournament everything is magnified. "So those six holes definitely demand good golf and if you play them well, you feel like you can make up a couple of shots. But it can also ruin your day." Tiger Woods played the first six at 1 under on Thursday, but he was the exception. Combined, there were 350 bogeys and 57 double bogeys or worse on the first six in the openin round, compared to just 40 birdies. The second round wasn't much better, and even Woods saw Olympic's front teeth. He was 1 under for the round until his second shot on No. 6 left him with an awkward stance in a greenside bunker — his ball hanging in the rough about a foot above. He punched it 20 feet past the hole up and tried to roll it

in from the second cut with a 3-wood but missed for a bogey-5. Garcia, meanwhile, went from anger to shock to anger when his drive on No. 6 clipped a tree just right of the forward tee boxes and dropped straight down into the deep rough. For the longest time he held a fairway metal, then pointed to his caddie how bad the lie was. Finally he opted for a short iron that he slugged out to just short of the fairway bunker, and walked toward the fairway swinging his club into the ground. His third shot still wasn't on the green but he sank a 10-foot bogey putt to limit the damage. After two rounds, he played the first six in 5 over — and the other 12 at 1 under to reach the weekend at 4-over 144. It was par for the course. While McDowell called the course firm but fair, he questioned a few hole locations. "I mean ... the pin on No. 1 today ... is it necessary to put this on the side of a slope?" said McDowell, who drove left on No. 1 and had to punch out but salvaged bogey with a 10foot putt. He certainly felt the 520-yard hole, which played as a par 5 in 1998, was tough enough already.

he came up well short and into a bunker, having to settle for par. Furyk rolled in a 40-foot birdie putt from off the third green in the morning, the highlight of his 69. "Plod, I think, is a good word," Furyk said. "You take what the course gives you and play the best you can from there." Woods is coming off his second win of the year two weeks ago at the Memorial, and hasn't lost a step. It might not show it in the scores, just the leaderboard. "A long way to go," he said. Woods had won eight straight times when he had at least a share of the lead going into the weekend at the majors, a streak that ended at the 2009 PGA Championship when Y.E. Yang chased him down from four shots back. Woods hasn't seriously contended in the final hour of a major since then. Sharing the lead with other major champions might not be a coincidence. "Whoever wins this golf tournament is going to be a great champion, somebody that's probably won events before, that can handle the emotions and can handle the adversity in a U.S. Open, and somebody with experience," Toms said. "At least that's what I think. You never know. Strange things can happen, but I would think that you would see a lot of that on the leaderboard come late Sunday." And a stern test waits on the weekend. Asked for a winning score, McDowell deferred to the USGA. "They can have whatever they want," McDowell said. "If they want 5 over to win, 10 over to win it ... they can hide these pins away. I would have to imagine around level par." Woods, who played the difficult six-hole opening

stretch at 1 under in the opening round, wasn't so fortunate the second time around. He brilliantly bounced his tee shot onto the green at the par-3 third to 5 feet for birdie, and the outright lead at 2 under, and he appeared to have everything under control. That didn't last, though. He pushed his approach into a bunker on the fifth and took bogey. He got a miserable break on the next hole when his second shot was suspended in the thick collar of the bunker, forcing him to grip his wedge on the steel shaft to play his shot, which went through the green for another bogey. And on the short par-4 seventh, which can be reached from the tee, he three-putted from 8 feet for a third straight bogey. On the other side of the course, the cheers of disbelief were for Hossler. The kid in braces, who didn't even win his state high school championship, rolled in a 6-foot birdie putt on the 520-yard first hole, putting him alone in the lead at 2 under. "Unfortunately," he said, "I kind of lost it coming in." It's wasn't the pressure. It wasn't the size of his audience perched along the hills. It wasn't the sight of his name listed over three major champions. It was The Olympic Club. Hossler dropped a shot on the next hole, though the real trouble came when he pulled his tee shot on the fourth into the hay and made double bogey. Then, he hit into a bunker on the adjacent hole for another bogey, lost another shot on the sixth and only slowed the damage with a chip-in behind the seventh green for birdie. He still gets to sleep in on Saturday with his late tee time, and what 17year-old doesn't like that?



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COMPUTER DESKS Wooden, corner, hutchlike desk, $50. 2 glass top desks, $25 each. (937)658-2379 DINING ROOM set, beautiful Ethan Allen, 9 pieces includes 6ft oval table, 6 chairs, 2 corner cabinets, show room condition, $995, (937)773-1307 LIFT CHAIR, Ultra Comfort, 6 months old, Tan, suede material, Like new, many settings, will lay flat, paid $1400 new, selling for $800, (937)419-0232 RECLINER, Blue, nice condition, you must move, $65, (937)698-6362

COMMERCIAL MOWER, Dixon Zero-turn 50" deck with 6x10 lawn trailer, both in great shape! $4500 OBO, (937)726-5761. POND PLANTS, Hardy water lillies & bog plants, potted and blooming, free umbrella palm w/purchase. (937)676-3455 or (937)417-5272 Laura, OH RIDING MOWER, Ariens, only used once, bought for $1386, will sell for $1186. (937)339-0162

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

CHAIRS 2 matching $30, couch and matching chair $40, call (937)773-2460

570 Lawn and Garden

510 Appliances

807 Arrowhead, Apt.F Sidney, Ohio (937)492-5006 ✦ ● ✦ ● ✦ ● ✦ ● ✦ ●✦

CAUTION Whether posting or responding to an advertisement, watch out for offers to pay more than the advertised price for the item. Scammers will send a check and ask the seller to wire the excess through Western Union (possibly for courier fees). The scammer's check is fake and eventually bounces and the seller loses the wired amount. While banks and Western Union branches are trained at spotting fake checks, these types of scams are growing increasingly sophisticated and fake checks often aren't caught for weeks. Funds wired through Western Union or MoneyGram are irretrievable and virtually untraceable. If you have questions regarding scams like these or others, please contact the Ohio Attorney General’s office at (800)282-0515.

TROY, 971 North Dorset, 2-3 bedrooms, 2 baths, 1800 sq. ft. total. Wood burning fireplace, 2 car garage with storage above, front & backyard, appliances furnished, 5 minutes from I-75. Nice Neighborhood! $800/ month. No pets! (208)351-7276.

330 Office Space

TROY, beautiful 1 bedroom, 2nd floor. No pets. $425 plus deposit. (937)339-0355

TROY, 2 bedroom townhomes, 1.5 baths, 1 car garage, ca, w/d hook up, all appliances, $695

Send resume to: Human Resources 421 S Union St Troy, OH 45373 or fax to: (877)757-7544



1 BEDROOM 317 1/2 S. Roosevelt. Piqua 90 weekly/ 375 monthly water/ sewage included (937)778-8093

Must have own tools, be willing to work any shift, pass background check and drug test.

280 Transportation

$200 Deposit Special!

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

Maintenance Technician Starting wage is $15.00 Successful candidates will have the following:

TROY, 1 Bedrooms, appliances, CA, water, trash paid, $425 month.

305 Apartment

A full service coater/ laminator of roll based goods, has immediate opening for:

Marsh Supermarkets is now accepting applications

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AIR CONDITIONER, window style, works good, $75 (937)418-4639. ELECTRIC RANGE, works good, $100. (937)418-4639 WASHING MACHINE, 1 year old Maytag, used only a couple of months. $250 Call (937)903-3190

RIDING MOWER, Craftsman 44 inch, just serviced, new battery, runs very good, $500 OBO, (937)538-6083.

575 Live Stock LLAMAS, have moved and must get rid of our llamas. (937)541-5655.

577 Miscellaneous 535 Farm Supplies/Equipment COMBINE, 6620 Deere with 216 Flex head and 6 row 30 head, priced to sell! see to appreciate. (419)582-2451 (937)621-4438.

John grain corn Must Call or

ADULT SCOOTER, Go Go Ultra Handicap, made to travel, very little wear, $1200 new, would like $700 OBO, (937)570-8124.

560 Home Furnishings

CEMETERY PLOTS, Miami Memorial Gardens, Covington Ohio $500 each, (937)417-7051

ARMOIRE, very solid wood, rustic finish, bottom and top doors open. Can be used for storage, entertainment center, etc. Can email/ text photos, $200. Call (937)538-8601

CRIB, changing table, highchair, cradle, guardrail, pack-n-play, carseat, gate, tub, blankets, clothes, Disney animated phones, baby walker, doll chairs. (937)339-4233

235 General

235 General

Miami County Advocate Route Available in Piqua 800 papers delivered in town only, once a week. Papers on this route are delivered to non-subscribers porch or to the door.

Compensation is $160.00 bi-weekly. This route is done as an Independent Contractor status. Please stop into the Piqua Daily Call located at 310 Spring St., Piqua, OH to fill out an application. No phone calls please.


CDL Drivers: $11.50/HR

105 Announcements APPLY: 15 Industry Park Ct., Tipp City (937)667-6772

POLICY: Please Check Your Ad The 1st Day. It Is The Advertiser’s Responsibility To Report Errors Immediately. Publisher Will Not Be Responsible for More Than One Incorrect Insertion. We Reserve The Right To Correctly Classify, Edit, Cancel Or Decline Any Advertisement Without Notice.

300 - Real Estate

LABOR: $9.50/HR

ESTERLYN CONCERT: June 20, 2012, at 7pm. Free admission with a Love Offering collected for the band. Friendship Community Church, 5850 West State Route 41, Covington, Ohio, AwakeandAliveforChrist@ (937)573-7088.

Mon - Thurs @ 5pm Weds - Tues @ 5pm Fri - Thurs @ 5pm


Cost/Sales Analyst KTH Parts Industries, Inc., a quality oriented manufacturer of stamped and welded auto parts located in St. Paris, Ohio, has an immediate opening in our Sales Department. This position will have an emphasis on cost/pricing with our customer—attention to detail is a must. Preferred candidates for this position will have a four-year degree. Other general qualifications for this position include: -proficient in Microsoft Excel -working knowledge of BOMs -understand basic quotation structure and exchange rates -good written and oral communications skills KTH Parts offers a very attractive benefit package, competitive wage, and a team-oriented manufacturing environment. Qualified candidates should send a confidential resume including salary requirements to:

P.O. Box 940, St. Paris, OH 43072 Attn: Sales Recruiter 2287594

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Garage Sale Directory Please call: 877-844-8385 555 Garage Sales/Yard Sales

BRADFORD, 301 East Elm Street (corner of Elm and Alexander). Friday and Saturday 9am-?, Canning jars, pressure cooker, up right freezer, early American end table and coffee table, small rocker, Craftsman 16 inch saw, miscellaneous odds and ends!!

FT LORAMIE 6217 Ft. Loramie Swanders Rd. Friday 8-4, Saturday 8-2. Large selection of childrens clothes (3 months-6 years boy and girl), double stroller, toys, and other knick-knacks.

BRADFORD, 415 Stichter, Thursday, Friday, Saturday 8am-4pm, Wood ironing board, Singer sewing stand, old records, old jewelry, quilt, 35mm cameras, furniture, older wicker, patio set, wood high chair, and much more!!! BRADFORD 720 Moody Ave. Friday and Saturday 9-? 60 Years of household goods, antiques, garage items, vintage clothing, retro table/ chairs, microwave, bedroom suites, refrigerator, glassware. So much more, can't list all. CASSTOWN, 1020 North Hufford Road, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday 9am-5pm. Multi family, baby to adult clothes, household items, wood kitchen table and chairs, books, massage table, backhoe, mower for tractor, and lots of miscellaneous CONOVER 4770 N Alcony-Conover Rd. (Troy-Urbana Rd past Miami East High school, left on Alcony-Conover Rd) Friday and Saturday 8am-3pm. Books, cookbooks, exercise equipment, trailer, games, teen boys clothes, home decor, PS2 games.

COVINGTON, 10525 & 10488 North SR 48, June 14-16, 9am-? Juniors (Hollister, AE), shoes, baby clothes, wedding dress, formals, Disney videos, books, Longaberger, purses, desks, dog pen & house, toys and more! CLEAN sale!! Worth the trip!!!

PIQUA, 1111 South Street, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday 8am-?, HUGE SALE!! antiques, collectibles, tools, fishing items, electronics, furniture, glassware, too much to list! New things added everyday! Do not miss this one! No early birds please! PIQUA, 1616 Nicklin Avenue, Saturday 9am-3pm, Sunday 9am-12pm, Baby items, baby clothes, trailer, engine hoist, engine stand. A little bit of everything, something for everyone, Don't miss it!!! PIQUA, 1812 Carlyle Drive (Parkridge), Thursday & Friday, 9am-3pm, Saturday, 9am-Noon. Lots of clothing infant through adult, car seat, lots of miscellaneous, too much to mention! PIQUA, 2170 Hemm Road, Saturday, June 16 only, 9am-3pm. INSIDE MOVING SALE: LOTS of miscellaneous!!! PIQUA, 220 Manning Street. (Water street to Manning in alley off Home Ave.) Thursday, Friday, Saturday, 9am-6pm, Four Family, large women's, kids clothes, TV's, Christmas Santa Collection, Scooter, Too Much to list! PIQUA, 431 First Street, Friday and Saturday 9am-5pm, Music CD's, VHS tapes, PC games, Nintendo, new kitchen items, lamps, OSU jersey's (new), old car manuals, shrub trimmers, tools, sewing machines, old magazines, toys, clothes, and knick-knacks! PIQUA, 3204 Sioux Drive, Friday 8am-4pm and Saturday 8am-noon. Longaberger items, antique items, household items, and other miscellaneous items.


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PIQUA, 3 Marymont Drive, Friday 9am-6pm, and Saturday 9am-12pm, MOVING SALE!! canning jars, pressure cooker, canner, lawn mowers, baby items, toys, stroller, mattress, boys 0-5t, girls 0-3t, Men's large to XXL, women's 6-16 clothing, air conditioners, wicker patio set, glider and rocker, Harley clothes and home decor, cookware, clothes dryer, exercise equipment, shredder, Heritage Festival costumes, boat anchors with ropes, Coke cooler. PIQUA, 306 Brentwood, Friday, Saturday, 9am-5pm. Kids clothes, adult clothes, toys, lamps, PS2 games, and household items,. PIQUA, 610 Second Street, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday 9am-3pm, Toddler bed with mattress, twin frame, boys toys, bikes, TV, computers, holiday decor, air conditioner, men and women's clothing (all sizes). Something for everyone!! Check us out!!! PIQUA, 6215 Troy-Sidney Road, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 7am-4pm. College dorm supplies, household and miscellaneous items PIQUA, 805 Antler Court, Friday and Saturday 8am-4pm, 40 years of Army clothing, women, men, and children's clothing, toys, and a lot of miscellaneous!! PIQUA, 812 Lambert Drive, Friday and Saturday 9am-4pm, Longenberger baskets, glassware, tools, old linens, vintage children books, puzzles, toys, small antiques, Elvis items, and much more!

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PIQUA, 8415 King Arthur Drive (off 185 near golf course) Saturday 9am-4pm, women's, boys up to 4t, girls up to size 8 clothes, wood kitchen table, four chairs, children's bike and bike seat, and much more!! PIQUA, 910 & 913 West Grant Street, Friday and Saturday 9am-4pm, tools, CD's, dishes, clothing, recliner, microwave stand, 55" Sony TV. Something for everyone!!! PIQUA, 914 Young Street, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday (June 14, 15, 16), 9am-4pm. GARAGE SALE!!! Clothes, toys, children's books, swing set, lawn mowers, workout benches, glassware and lots more. PIQUA, 9156 North Hetzler Road, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday 8am-?, Multi Family Sale!! Tools, ping pong table, trailer hitches, household items, Craftsman riding mower, lawn chairs, and much more! PIQUA, Church of the Brethren, corner of Boal and Sheridan Streets (in basement), Thursday and Friday 9am-4pm, Saturday 9am-?, Huge Estate/Basement Sale!! glassware, baby items, jeans, and miscellaneous!! Priced Reasonable!! PIQUA, Deerfield Subdivision. Saturday, June 16th, 9am-3pm. Directions: from Sunset Drive turn West onto High Street Right onto Lambert Drive into Deerfield. 800 Antler Court, 432, 500 Bear Run, 2210 Deerfield Crossing, 305 & 313 Fallow Court, 309, 400, 508, 512, 600, 605, 608, 609, 700, 709, 804, 900, Lambert Drive, 900 & 901 Red Deer Trail, 303 & 307 Sambor Court, 505 & 512 Spotted Doe Trail, 2220 Wilshire Drive. TROY, 576 Miami Street, Friday and Saturday 8am-2:30pm. Fundraiser Sale, household items, boys and girls clothes, toys, and more

555 Garage Sales/Yard Sales

SIDNEY, 234 Belmont Avenue, Friday, 8am-5pm and Saturday, 8am-Noon. Tons of NB-2T girl's clothes & shoes, walker, Jumparoo, Changing table, baby items, toys, guitars, stroller/ carseat combo, double stroller, microwave, clothing in a variety of sizes, household items, Coca Cola collectibles, new 8x12 shed.

Systemax FLETCHER, 6990 State Route 36, Saturday, June 16th, 9am-3pm. Computer Outlet Sale! Hard drives, motherboards, memory - You name it, we got it! (888)682-7236. TROY, 1733 Rusk Road, Friday 9am-3pm, and Saturday 9am-1pm. Moving Sale furniture, kitchen items, clothes all sizes men's and women's, Tvs, garage items, gas power leaf sweeper, and lots of knick knacks, something for everyone. TROY, 2131 East State Route 55, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, 9am-? Nice junior to adult clothes, scrubs, wedding dress, veil, ostrich-feather centerpieces, bedding, Fiestaware, Wii games, Christmas trees, ugly Christmas sweaters & much more.

555 Garage Sales/Yard Sales

555 Garage Sales/Yard Sales

TROY, 93 Littlejohn, Friday 9am-3pm and Saturday 9am-noon. Multi family, furniture, clothes, books children and adult, household and decorative items, and miscellaneous TROY, 2310 Worthington Drive, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, 8am-4pm, Baby furniture/ accessory's, toys, boys clothes newborn-24months, girls 10-jr's, women's/ mens, various household goods. Everything priced to sell in good clean condition! Good neighborhood good stuff!

TROY, 754 Gloucester Road, June 15th and 16th, 10am-5pm both days. MEN's garage saleTOOLS for woodworkers, builders, mechanics, do it yourselfers. Large handsaw, table saws, routers, planer, jointer, small sandblaster. Lots of hand tools! Also, LP records and 45's. Cap collection, milk bottles, miscellaneous. No early sales.

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that work .com TROY, Stonebridge Community (located west side of Troy behind Meijer), Thursday and Friday 8:30am-4pm and Saturday, 8:30am-1pm. First annual community garage sale event.

TROY, Willow Creek subdivision, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, 8am-4pm. Twelve multi family, children clothing and toys, bikes, closeout of tea business, household, tools, exercise equipment, and too much to list.

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GARAGE SALE MAPS TROY, 650 Westlake, Thursday, 9-6, Friday, 9-6, Saturday, 9-3. Washer, dryer, fridge, king bed, sofa, desk, dining room set, office, lawn, garden, camping, kitchen, storage. Golf, jewelry, Christmas, home decor.

available at to locate garage sales along with a complete listing for each garage sale 2287612

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Kathy Henne Re/Max Finest Now that you know about the three types of foreclosures, read on to learn a few of the common mistakes to avoid when you’re ready to make an offer. First, don’t get caught up in a bidding frenzy. Banks may under price their offering, hoping to generate multiple bids and sell quickly. Don’t get over excited and carried away with the bidding. Second, don’t underestimate your repairs costs. View the property carefully and bring along your repair person. Factor in an additional 10 - 20 % for unexpected repairs. Third, don’t ignore the “compa-

rables” for similar properties in the area. If there are an abundance of foreclosures in the neighborhood, be sure that you have the latest home prices to compare against, and keep your offer in line with those purchase prices. Fourth, if you’re buying for the short-term because you may relocate or upgrade in a few years, don’t go house hunting in a neighborhood that is declining. These properties may continue to decline in value, meaning you may have to sell at a loss in the future. Protect your investment by knowing the neighborhoods in the area your considering buying into. Finally, do secure your loan preapproval, because you’ll need to move quickly once you’ve found your ideal property. If you don’t have your financing in order, you’ll miss out on the best properties. With your experienced local agent as your field guide, your hunt should be successful!




423 N. WAYNE ST.

37.56 acres of rolling wooded land with a 6.4 acre pond. Ideal location for private home, group camp or corporate retreat. Parcel was a former YMCA campground built in the 1950’s. Buildings include: activity hall, dining hall, 2 cabins & outdoor restroom/changing room. $395,000.

Only 1 block from Main St. in busy downtown Piqua. Zoned Central Business District, off street parking, 4,124 SF of living space, updated electric, heating & central air systems, handicap accessible, 3 entrances so building can be used by multiple businesses, 3 restrooms, full basement & walk up attic. Lots of possibilities for this lovely property. $79,000.

Brian T. Holter 937-339-2300 Deb DeLoye 937-638-7827

Brian T. Holter 937-339-2300 Deb DeLoye 937-638-7827





104 MAIN ST.

Progressive Reserve Auction. Buy this large home in rural community. This is a 3 bedroom home but has potential to have up to 6 bedrooms if needed. Freshly painted yellow! Dir: St Rt 47 E to Port Jefferson, before the 2nd light. Right across the street from the restaurant & carry out. 2293314

Look before you leap!

Tamara Westfall 478-6058

1600 W. Main St. • TROY “Rock” Solid in Real Estate! 339-8080

An Independently Owned & Operated Member of Prudential Real Estate Affiliates, Inc.

Beautiful 2 story home with tons of curb appeal! This elegant home features 3 bedroom, spacious living room, formal dining room & a wonderful kitchen with plenty of cabinets & counter space. Unfinished attic can be large bonus room, full basement, rear deck & 2 car garage. Don’t miss this one!

Greg McGillvary 214-0110

GARDEN GATE 335-2522 • 712 W. Main St., Troy

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Picture Service Business it Sold DIRECTORY

To advertise in the Classifieds That Work Service & Business Directory please call: 877-844-8385 655 Home Repair & Remodel

660 Home Services

A&E Home Services LLC

HOME IMPROVEMENTS? (937)573-7549,

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

Roofing • Drywall • Painting Plumbing • Remodels • Flooring

620 Childcare

620 Childcare

Insurance jobs welcome FREE Estimates Licensed Bonded-Insured

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


1144 Fisher Dr., Piqua, OH 45356

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

937.492.8003 • 937.726.2868

A-1 Affordable

TREE & LAWN CARE & ROOFING & SIDING SPECIALIST Providing Quality Service Since 1989



625 Construction

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


2001 PONTIAC BONNEVILLE SLE SEDAN 3800 V6 Front wheel drive, many new parts, 17" aluminum wheels, leather interior, power glass sunroof, 195,000 miles, runs great, all highway miles. $3750 O.B.O. (937)369-3636


CALL TODAY! (937)418-4712 or (937)710-5277 625 Construction

1995 JAVELIN BASS BOAT Model 379T. 1995 Evinrude 130 motor, 17.9 long, trailer included. 2 fish finders, hot foot, trolling motor, 2 tarps. $6200. (937)538-1114

Eric Jones, Owner


660 Home Services

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


600 - Services

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


Small #Basements #Siding #Doors #Barns

1996 SEA RAY 18.2 foot. Model 175BR, Mercruiser 3.0L motor, Shoreland'r trailer. Cover and accessories included. Excellent condition! $8500. (937)394-3151


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

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

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

Ask about our Friends & Neighbors discounts or (937) 238-HOME Free Estimates • Fully Insured • 17 Years of Home Excellence


660 Home Services

Sparkle Clean

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

Cleaning Service

Any type of Construction:

Residential Commercial New Construction Bonded & Insured

AK Construction Commercial / Residential


• New Roof & Roof Repair • Painting • Concrete • Hauling • Demo Work • New Rubber Roofs

(937) 473-2847 Pat Kaiser (937) 216-9332

159 !!

(See Us For Do-It-Yourself Products) For 75 Years



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

“All Our Patients Die”

Residential/Commercial Licensed & Insured

Bankruptcy Attorney Emily M. Greer, Esq. Specializing in Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Law for over 15 years Free Consultation ~ Affordable Rates


PREACHERS PAINTING, exterior/ interior painting, power washing, staining, gutter/ roof cleaning. 15+ years experience! FREE ESTIMATES!!! Its more than paint, its people! (937)524-6405.

Call to find out what your options are today!

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I am a debt relief agency. I help people file for bankruptcy relief under the United States Bankruptcy Code. 2288138

645 Hauling

875-0153 698-6135

TOW BAR, used Stowmaster 5000 with cables, safety cords and cover. Very good condition. $175 (937)570-3476.

GOLDMATION PUPPIES. Available for purchase starting July 1. Sweet, intelligent, loyal, good with children. Please call for information. $150 (937)606-2313.

VHS tapes, classic, Disney, good condition, 18 for $25, will separate, (937)339-4233

POOL CLEANER, Kreepy Krauly, still in box, used twice, $150. (937)335-8040

WALKER, adult, folds, adjustable height, with wheels, good condition, $20. (937)339-4233


PRIDE SCOOTER, Victory model, 3 years young, new battery, all the bells & whistles, $2500 new, details, great price, test run, (937)497-1929

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

Shredded Topsoil Fill Dirt Available Saturday


580 Musical Instruments

WE DELIVER Backhoe Services

Standing Seam Metal Roofing

REFRIGERATOR, Frigidaire, $175. Baby bassinet, $20. Queen size mattress, $25. (937)773-3408


765-857-2623 765-509-0069

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

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

710 Roofing/Gutters/Siding

DC SEAMLESS Gutter & Service 1002 N. Main St. Sidney, Ohio 45365 Call today for FREE estimate Fully Insured Repairs • Cleaning • Gutter Guard

Call Matt 937-477-5260



675 Pet Care

Pole Building Roof & Siding 2263290





STAIR LIFT Summit stair lift for sale, like those seen on TV. Used less than three years. Made for straight staircase, with 350 pound capacity. Runs on electricity with a battery back up. Call (937)498-9737 for information.

TREADMILL, Really good condition, $70, (937)492-6323

DRUM SET in good condition. $500. For more information or any questions call (937)295-2596 KEYBOARD in excellent condition. $100. For more information or questions call (937)295-2596 PIANO, Yamaha. (937)667-8175


KITTEN, one grey tiger, short hair, FREE, (937)214-1455 KITTIES, Hissy and Purry 5 months, siblings male and female , like to keep together, inside only. (937)676-3455 LAB/ BOXER mix puppies. 7 Weeks old, (5) males, (4) females. Cute and adorable! Free to loving home! (937)726-5034 MINI SCHNOODLE, Puppies, Males & females, vet checked, first shots, $400, (567)204-5232 MINIATURE AUSTRAILIAN SHEPHERD puppies. Red tri's and red merle's with blue eyes. Vet checked. $400. (567)204-5232 OLD ENGLISH SHEEP DOG. 13 week female. Bell trained. Dog house. AKC papers. From a local breeder. $900 (937)638-7104. YORKIE, 7 years old, needs a quite, stress free home with no children. Only serious loving dog lover needs to reply please. Free, (937)538-8037.


Mobile Veterinary Service Treating Dogs, Cats & Exotics 2286566

655 Home Repair & Remodel

937-875-0153 937-698-6135


Roofing • Siding • Windows

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

Gutters • Doors • Remodel Voted #1


in Shelby County by Sidney Daily News Readers

Call now for Spring & Summer special

(937)773-8812 2288385


They’re Looking FOR YOU!


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

Continental Contractors FREE ES AT ESTIM

CRIB, real wood, good condition, $75 (937)339-4233

715 Blacktop/Cement


655 Home Repair & Remodel

583 Pets and Supplies

foot, $50.


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

COOPER’S GRAVEL Gravel Hauled, Laid & Leveled Driveways & Parking Lots

577 Miscellaneous

PATIO DOOR, sliding. (937)773-3564

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


640 Financial

577 Miscellaneous


TURBO OVEN New Flavorwave Turbo Oven, as seen on TV. Includes accessories. Perfect for quick meals. Originally $193, asking $95. (937)492-0986




We Care!

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

FOR SALE: Sears rear tine tiller, $400 obo. GE Side by Side refrigerator water/ice in door, $200 obo. Firestorm table saw, $100. 30 gallon aquarium with stand, $50. Pool table, 44"X78", $150. Air hockey table, 60"X30", $75. Table and chairs, 3'X5', $75. Please call or text (937)638-8572 or (937)489-3392


Sullenberger Pest Control


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


2003 FORD ESCAPE XLT 154,000 miles, dark green leather interior, CD, all power windows and locks, a/c, new tires, 3.0 V6 engine. Asking $5200. (937)638-1740 after 5pm


700 Painting

Cre ative Vissiocn Land ap e


Free Inspections

635 Farm Services

665 Lawn, Garden, Landscaping


Since 1936

• Baths • Awnings • Concrete • Additions


Tammy Welty (937)857-4222

starting at $

• Spouting • Metal Roofing • Siding • Doors


1998 JEEP WRANGLER 105,000 Miles V-6 4x4, New Soft Top, New Brakes, New Tires, New Running Boards, Chili Pepper Red, Asking $7,500 (937)524-9310

715 Blacktop/Cement

or (937)622-2920

Residential Commercial Industrial

Stone New or Existing Install - Grade Compact


Roofing, Windows, Siding, Fire & Water Restoration

Free Estimates



Piqua, Ohio 937-773-0637

Install - Repair Replace - Crack Fill Seal Coat





All Types of Interior/Exterior Construction & Maintenance


(419) 203-9409


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

• Roofing • Windows • Kitchens • Sunrooms


Pole BarnsErected Prices:


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Saturday, June 16, 2012


830 Boats/Motor/Equipment

BUYING ESTATES, Will buy contents of estates PLUS, do all cleanup, (937)638-2658 ask for Kevin

BOAT MOTOR, 9.8 HPtwin, Mercury, like new, 1967 low low hours, house kept, new water impeller, original plugs, fires right up, $650 (937)698-6362

CASH, top dollar paid! Junk cars/ trucks, running/ non-running. I will pick up. (937)719-3088, (937)451-1019.

800 - Transportation

JOHN BOAT, 14foot, New galvanized trailer, Minnkota trolley motor, 50lb thrust, die hard deep cycle battery, charger, fish finder/ water temperature, oars, pedestal seats, trailer jack, 2 anchors, $995 firm, (937)698-6362

850 Motorcycles/Mopeds 805 Auto 1994 LINCOLN Continental, runs good, $1500, 602 Boal Avenue, Piqua 2003 BMW Z4 3.0i Roadster, low miles, 64,000, 6 cylinder, 6 speed, red exterior, black leather interior, Pirelli Runflats, (937)307-3777. 2003 DODGE Stratus. silver with black interior. Power windows, locks, mirrors, etc. Good condition. $3800. (937)308-7423

810 Auto Parts & Accessories BIN MODULE KIT, includes ladder rack, and rack shelf, like new, $500, (937)778-4060.

830 Boats/Motor/Equipment 1994 SEA NYMPH boat with trailer. 14 ft long. Fish finder, oars, running lights, cover. Several accessories included. $2500. (937)667-3455

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2004 HARLEY Davidson, FXDL DYNA Low, luxury blue, 2612 miles, alarm system, saddle bags with windshield, very nice condition, $10,000 (937)726-1353 after 3pm

890 Trucks 2007 CHEVY Silverado Z71, long bed, 4x4, extended cab, loaded, great shape! NADA $22,850, make offer. Call (937)726-5761.

895 Vans/Minivans 1996 GMC Conversion Van, mint condition, 98,000 miles $6500. Call (937)295-2223

925 - Legal Notices


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925 Legal Notices PROBATE COURT OF MIAMI COUNTY, OHIO W. McGREGOR DIXON, JR., JUDGE IN RE: CHANGE OF NAME OF DROVANTE HAYDEN HEWITT TO DROVANTE HAYDEN HIGGINS CASE NO. 85453 NOTICE OF HEARING ON CHANGE OF NAME Applicant hereby gives notice to all interested persons that the applicant has filed an Application for Change of Name in the Probate Court of Miami County, Ohio requesting the change of name of Drovante Hayden Hewitt to Drovante Hayden Higgins. The hearing on the application will be held on the 16th day of July, 2012 at 1:30 o’clock P.M. in the Probate Court of Miami County, located at 201 West Main Street, Troy, Ohio 45373. Eric D. Higgins Sr. 211 Cedarbrook Avenue Piqua, Ohio 45356 6/16/2012

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105 Announcements

Motorcycles and safe driving practices Certain skills have to be mastered in order to drive a motorcycle. The pleasure of driving on two wheels must be combined with flawless safety practices. After all, the smallest of errors can be fatal. Before getting on their bikes, motorcyclists must first of all pay

careful attention to their clothing. Why? Because their clothing is the only form of protection they have. Everyone has scraped a knee on asphalt when riding a bike or a scooter as a child, so just imagine the result of a fall or a crash at 100 km/hour! an hour! Wearing a jacket made of leather or an anti-abrasive material is not a luxury, it’s a necessity, whatever the weather. Gloves and boots are other indispensable items in a motorcyclist’s wardrobe. As far as helmets are concerned, full face models offer the best protection.


Short trips are advisable for the first few outings in order to get the feel of the motorcycle. The techniques for maintaining balance at slow speeds, negotiating bends and corners, braking at intersections, and avoiding obstacles must be mastered perfectly — all while keeping to the speed limits, of course. Sharing the road with other users is another important element that will only succeed if everyone behaves in a safe and courteous manner.

The pleasure of driving on two wheels has to be ombined with flawless safety practices. 2285047

Look twice, save a life! Be aware of Motorcycles! a personal experience. a rewarding education.

Being aware of the risks attached to driving a motorcycle and being capable of managing them is to demonstrate an exemplary, proactive attitude, one which will never detract from your pleasure and sense of freedom.

Sunday School 9:30 • Worship 10:30am

3969 W. State Route 185, Piqua

937-773-8143 Spectacular Summer Cruise-In & Concert

August 11, 2012 11am-9pm Dash Plaques to 1st 500 cars/motorcycles

987 East Ash St. Piqua Herman’s Hermits (937) 773-1225 starring Peter Noone Concert featuring

Mutual Federal Savings Bank

BUCKEYE FORD 2343 W. Michigan Ave. Sidney, OH 45365

Sidney 937-498-1195 Piqua 937-773-9900 Troy 937-339-9993

937-498-4014 800-700-0050 937-498-4650 (fax)

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Eye Care, LLC 1800 W. High St., Piqua, OH 45356

(937) 773-4441

219 Spring St., Piqua, OH

Relax, you are at Great Clips. 2775 SO. COUNTY RD 25A ON I-75 EXIT #69 TROY

312 Caldwell St., Piqua 1733 W. Main St., Troy 937-440-8004 M-F 9-9, Sat. 8-6, Sun. 10-4

773-5431 1001 S. Dorset, Troy



Jerry P. Poff Agency

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Daniel C. Harris, O.D.


3232 North Co. Rd. 25A Troy, Ohio

320 W. Water St. Piqua, Ohio


(937) 773-5702 (937) 773-6263 Bob, Tony, Julie, Joe, Phyllis

Adjacent to Jamieson and Yannucci Funeral Home


Saturday, June 16, 2012


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Jury still out on water plant


Jury still out on water plant