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Theater massacre claims 12 St. Paris fire chief’s stepdaughter injured in Colo. rampage
Medical school student arrested in slayings BY THOMAS PEIPERT Associated Press AURORA, Colo. (AP) As the new Batman movie played on the screen, a g u n m a n dressed in black a n d wearing a helmet, b o d y armor HOLMES and a g a s mask stepped through a side door. At first he was just a silhouette, taken by some in the audience for a stunt that was part of one of the summer’s most highly anticipated films. But then, authorities said, he threw gas canisters that filled the packed suburban Denver theater with smoke, and, in the
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Eyewitness Jacob Stevens, 18, hugs his mother Tammi Stevens after being interview by police outside Gateway High School where witnesses were brought for questioning Friday in Aurora, Colo. A gunman wearing a gas mask set off an unknown gas and fired into the crowded movie theater killing 12 people and injuring 58 others. confusing haze between sassin ready to go to war,” itary-style semi-automatic Hollywood fantasy and said Jordan Crofter, a rifle, a shotgun and a pisterrifying reality, opened moviegoer who was un- tol, stopping only to refire as people screamed hurt in the attack early load. The suspect marched up Friday, about a half-hour and dove for cover. At least 12 people were after the special midnight the aisle in the stadiumkilled and 58 wounded 11 opening of “The Dark style theater, picking off those who tried to flee, witcritically in one of the Knight Rises.” The gunman, identified nesses said. Authorities deadliest mass shootings by police as 24-year-old in recent U.S. history. “He looked like an as- James Holmes, used a mil- See Massacre/Page 10A
Donations sought for cheer coach’s child Girls raise funds for family of ill 3-year-old BY MIKE ULLERY Chief Photographer email@example.com FAIRBORN — An area cheerleading coach who is known for focusing her time and efforts to helping young girls succeed as cheerleaders, finds herself, along with the rest of her family, in a situation where they need help. Among the first to rally to help were her cheerleaders, responding to help out their beloved coach. Coach Lindsey Warner-
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Donations are being sought for Aubrey Jones, the 3-year-old daughter of a local cheer team’s coach, who has been diagnosed with Invasive Group A Streptococcal Disease. Jones, a resident of Fairborn coaches serveral local All-American Youth Activities competition cheer
BY WILL E SANDERS Staff Writer firstname.lastname@example.org PIQUA — When Piqua resident Myrtle Hickman was dia g nosed w i t h cancer it allowed her to place things i n t o p e r - HICKMAN spective, and through her condition she decided to do something she never thought she had time to
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squads from Piqua, Tipp City, Troy and Fairborn. While at a A.A.Y.A. competition in Indianapolis, Ind. this past weekend, Jones’ 3-year-old daughter Aubrey became ill and was transported to an Indianapolis hospital. She was soon transferred to Riley Hospital for Children for emergency surgery. The youngster remains hospitalized in the ICU unit after a diagnosis of Invasive Group A Streptococcal Disease, a severe and life-threatening infection in which bacteria invade parts of the body where bacteria are usually See Donations/Page 2A
Piqua woman pens cookbook Hickman turns hobby into lifetime dream
ST. PARIS — The stepdaughter of St. Paris Fire Chief Scott Massie was injured in the shooting that ocPROVIDED PHOTO curred in a Colorado movie theater during a Samantha Yowler, a 2004 Gramidnight showing of ham High School graduate, the new Batman movie and Matt McQuinn are pictured in this photograph from on Friday. Samantha Yowler, Samantha’s Facebook page. 26, daughter of Scott They were injured in the Coland Ann Massie and orado theater rampage. Michael and Karen Yowler, all of St. Paris, was a graduate of Graham. Massie said his wife reat the theater in Aurora, Colo., with her brother ceived a call around 3 a.m. Nick Yowler, 32, of Col- from Nick, who told her orado and boyfriend Matt about the shooting. “The preview for the McQuinn of Springfield. Samantha is a 2004 grad- movies coming up had uate of Graham High just finished,” Massie See Injured/Page 10A School. Her brother also is
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Piqua Junior High School student Ali Valdez stands beside one of the city’s new do: write and publish a informational signs on the bike path near the State Route 66 park Friday morning. The artwork for the sign was designed by Valdez, who won the seventh-grade cookbook. “I just never seemed to competition for artwork for the new signs that will be located throughout the city. have the time to develop this dream,” Hickman said. “Then God gave me a time of confinement with cancer. I decided, ‘I don’t want to waste my cancer.’” This is how Hickman, 64, said a lifelong hobby turned into a lifelong BY BETHANY J. in April by the Piqua dent’s work. dream, and that’s the moWater Department. Valdez was one of two ROYER tivation she used in order “That’s awesome,” winners chosen in the sevto compile her unique Staff Writer Valdez said, seeing the enth and eighth grades by cookbook, entitled “Taste email@example.com sign for the first time, and department staff, with & See that the Lord is PIQUA — Soon to be upon receipt of her own some 100 students particGood.” eighth-grade Piqua Jun- copy to take home. “I’m re- ipating. Her sign, along Hickman began collectior High School student ally shocked I made it.” with the first place wining recipes years ago and Ali Valdez was on hand “You did a nice job,” ning sign for the eighth cherished many of the Friday morning in Foun- said Dave Burtner, direc- grade by Libbey Spoltones that her mother tain Park, along with her tor of utilities, who was man, will be placed at a used. But in all of those years she also amassed an mother Robin, to see the present at the park, along dozen various locations on impressive collection of completion of her first with stormwater coordi- the walk/bike path and other recipes from friends place winning sign that nator, Devon Alexander, See Signs/Page 2A was part of a contest held in recognition of the stuSee Cookbook/Page 2A
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Members of the A.A.Y.A. competition cheerleading squad get ready to hit the streets in downtown Piqua on Thursday as part of their ongoing effort to raise donations for Aubrey Jones, the 3-year-old daughter of the team’s coach, who was rushed to a Indianapolis hospital last weekend and diagnosed with Invasive Group A Streptococcal Disease. Jones remains hospitalized as doctors work to get her stabilized. Pictured, Front: l-r, Kirstin Kemp, 10; Morgan Ford, 12; Skyler Wilson, 12; Alysia Collett, 12. Back row, l-r: Skyler Snyder, 15; Carinna Young, 13; Destinee Parkman, 14; and Selaina Rion, 14. (Not pictured from team: Makayla Topping and Paige Bray.) lege Street in Piqua. The John, has two other chil- aubreyssick. For further event will begin at noon dren, a 10-year-old and a information on local donations or to help with a and run for as long cars three-month old. Anyone wishing to fundraiser, contact Jamie need washed. All proceeds at make a donation can visit, Young will go to the family. Jones, and her husband http://www.indiegogo.com/ firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cookbook Continued from page 1A and family, including some recipes from Nigeria. She said her family also gave her the much-needed encouragement she needed to sit down and accomplish an item on her bucket list. She says without that inspiration and encouragement of her family and faith she might not have penned the cookbook. Hickman, battling her second bout with breast cancer and currently undergoing treatments in Columbus, said she is still getting that encouragement from family and friends who have enjoyed the cookbook. “Everyone tells me,
‘This is such a great cookbook, we have really enjoyed the stories you share in it,’” Hickman said. The book contains a collection of recipes along with fond memories and seasoned with Hickman’s favorite scriptures. “I hope this cookbook will inspire others to make certain they have collected those family favorites before they leave us and you regret you never got that special recipe from that special family member,” Hickman said. After researching book publishers and finding one that was interested, Hickman then began getting her recipes into a printable format. “Many of the recipes
came from my mother, who was the first person to encourage me to develop a love for cooking and trying new recipes,” she said. “I look at this accomplishment as a tribute to both my mother and my husband’s mother, who encouraged and taught their children to become familiar with the kitchen.” Hickman said her message to other mothers is to “start at a young age teaching your children some of your favorite recipes.” “Begin a legacy of memories right there in your kitchen,” Hickman said. “Your future sons-in-law and daughters-in-law will be appreciative when they realize their spouse has a
familiarity of the kitchen.” Hickman said a few of her favorite recipes in the book include: sweet potato casserole, scalloped oysters, haystacks and, of course, Myrtle’s turtles. Some of the proceeds from the cookbook will be going toward Myrtle’s Turtles’ Team for the Annual Walk to End Alzheimer’s, which is sponsored by the Alzheimer’s Association. For more information on the walk or the team visit www.alz.org. The Miami County walk is planned for Oct. 7 at the Troy High School Stadium. The cookbook may be purchased by contacting Hickman at email@example.com.
dinates the program that runs in conjunction with the students’ science class studies on water. The full day presentation is provided during each science class period by Alexander, Burtner, Don Freisthler, water system superintendent, and Dave Davis, wastewater superintendent. “We talk to them about wastewater, drinking water and also stormwater,” said Burtner of the two year old program. Each top placement received recognition along with a gift certificate to Dairy Queen and, according to Valdez, extra credit from Piqua Junior High School science teacher Diane Fox.
Fox was an integral part of getting the program started, according to Burtner and Alexander, having been the originator of the idea when she approached the city to do a classroom presentation. The first year of the program the students were given tours of both the water and wastewater facilities, along with a presentation by the sanitation department, with Alexander hoping to include underground utilities for this coming school year. While the program is currently being offered only to Piqua students, Burtner would like to see it expand to other school districts in the county, if
not the entire watershed community to educate on the importance and value of water. Robin Valdez agreed, speaking of the scarcity of water currently being felt across the Midwest. Ali’s winning of the contest comes at a good time for the Valdez family of six. They are newcomers to the area, moving from Minnesota a year ago after Dr. Cristobal Valdez, Ali’s father, took the Edison Community College president position. “It’s really different from Minnesota,” said Ali of the big changes such a move makes, and that while shy, she’s made friends, and enjoys art and doodling in her free time.
Signs Continued from page 1A along the river corridor. The contest was the brainchild of Burtner who wanted to generate a little more interest in the health and preservation of the city’s water, while fulfilling part of the department’s Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) permit requirement on public education. The contest challenged students to draw pictures related to clean water and to encourage no dumping in local waterways. “Each student from each grade was allowed to submit a drawing in which we picked the top three places from each grade,” said Alexander who coor-
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Continued from page 1A not found, such as the blood, deep muscle and fat tissue, or the lungs. Jones is fighting high fever and infections that have caused her body to attempt to shut down. She is being kept heavily sedated to allow her body to rest and to keep her from attempting to remove tubes from her body. Jones’s family is currently on a waiting list with the Ronald McDonald House in Indianapolis but until they can reach the point of admission, must rely on motels, which in addition to hospital expenses are quickly becoming cost prohibitive. Jone’s cheer squads have rapidly mobilized to help gather donations to help out their coach’s family during their time of need. Piqua squad members took to the streets on Thursday, going door-todoor, asking downtown businesses to help out a family in need. Among the fund raising events is a car wash today at Advance Auto on Col-
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MINSTER — Richard Garold Studebaker, 74, of Minster, passed away Tuesday, July 17, 2012, at his residence. He was born Oct. 1, 1937, in Miami County, to the late Harley Garold and Thelma (Wray) Studebaker. His wife of 21 years, Joyce D. (Miller) Studebaker, preceded him in death on Dec. 31, 2008. He is survived by his daughter, Karen Sue Taylor of Hamilton; stepson, Tony Studebaker of Minster; stepdaughters, Amy Studebaker of Sidney, Kim Larkin of Troy and Cheryl Keith of Troy; three sisters, Barbara Edmison of Casstown, Dorcas Walker of Troy and Melvedeen Cruea of Troy; two grandchildren; 11 step-grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and 12 step-greatgrandchildren. In addition to his parents and his wife, Mr.
Studebaker was preceded in death by his son, Douglas Studebaker, and one sister, Betty Reynolds. He was a member of the First Christian Church of Sidney, Troy Eagles, and Hospice Care Group of Sidney. He worked as a mechanic. Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 4, at First Christian Church, 320 E. Russell Road, Sidney, OH 45365, with the Rev. Philip K. Chilcote officiating. A luncheon will follow. Friends may call from 9:30-11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 4, at the church. Interment will take place at 11 a.m. Monday, Aug. 6, in Casstown Cemetery, Casstown. Memorial contributions may be made to Wilson Home Health/Hospice of Sidney. Friends may express condolences to the family through www.bairdfuneralhome.com.
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Ohio jobless rate drops 11 months in row Unemployment 7.2% in June COLUMBUS (AP) — Ohio’s unemployment rate dropped slightly from May to June, and a similar result for July would complete a full year of month-to-month decreases in the jobless rate. Seasonally adjusted joblessness in Ohio decreased from 7.3 percent in May to 7.2 percent in June, its lowest level since September 2008, the state Department of Job and Family Services said Friday. Compared with May’s figures, the state’s non-farm payrolls grew by 18,400. Ohio was one of 11 states where unemployment rates dropped, while 27 others saw their rates rise in a reflection of weaker hiring nationwide. “I would just point back to the fact that Ohio is adding jobs across a wide variety of sectors,” Job and Family Services spokesman Benjamin Johnson said. “It shows that while it’s happening slowly, the economy is definitely improving and we’re seeing job growth.” The national unemployment rate held steady at 8.2 percent from May to June, expanding the gap between the Ohio and nationwide jobless figures to a full percentage point. The numbers from the battleground state are drawing attention in the presidential campaign. The news is encouraging for residents and provides fodder for the argument that President Barack Obama’s economic policies are working while chal-
lenging Republican candidate Mitt Romney as he tries to persuade Ohio voters that Obama has made things worse. “He said he’d get the economy turned around. He hasn’t,” Romney told WTOL-TV during his visit to Ohio this week. The release of the latest numbers Friday came a day after Vice President Joe Biden spoke to a friendly crowd at a Columbus labor union hall and credited Obama’s job-creation efforts for boosting the manufacturing industry. “Ohio is coming back. America is coming back,” Biden said. “The middle class is coming back.” Manufacturing, which has helped drive economic recovery in the state, added 4,700 jobs for the month. That sector has gained 25,000 in total since June 2011, or about a quarter of the 100,000 jobs added in the state since then. There was a noteworthy increase in June construction work, too. “Construction, as you know, was battered by the recession and has been slow to recover, and so to see an increase of 3,500 jobs for construction is a good sign,” Johnson said. The state also added 5,900 jobs in leisure and hospitality an area where job growth is expected during the summer and 2,400 in trade, transportation and utilities, mostly in retail. Health care employment also increased after an unexpected dip last month in the usually steady sector, Johnson said.
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Better balance ... fewer falls class PIQUA — Want to improve your balance, posture, circulation, flexibility and reduce your risk of falling? Join in a 4-week class session instructed by Fred Verceles beginning Monday, July 30. Classes will be held from 10-10:45 a.m. at the YWCA Piqua. This class session will offer participants the option of taking the class two days a week on Monday and Wednesday or one day a week on Monday or Wednesday. “These gentle exercises and the hints I provide will help improve bal-
ance, promote injury prevention and give participants confidence to perform everyday activities,” Verceles said. “Balance Movement classes help individuals of all ages reduce their risk of falling through strength, flexibility and balance exercise. This program is especially great for those 60 years and older.” “The 45-minute classes include exercises in proper walking techniques, balance exercises, weight shifting, core strengthening and stretching. It is a low impact class.
Participants are asked to wear comfortable clothes and flat soled shoes. Bring bottled water and a friend,” Verceles said. Fee for the 4-week session of eight classes is $40 and for four classes it is $20. A YWCA adult membership ($30 plus applicable taxes) also is required. For more information or to register for the class, stop at the YWCA Piqua at 418 N. Wayne St., call 7736626 or e-mail email@example.com.
Police reports Kyle Andrew Hart David and Elizabeth (Fessler) Hart of Covington announce the birth of a son, Kyle Andrew Hart, born April 18, 2012, at 1:50 p.m. at Upper Valley Medical Center, Troy Kyle weighed 8 lbs, 8 oz. and was 21 ¼ inches in length. He was welcomed
home by big brother, Austin, 5. Grandparents are Sylvia and the late Jerry Fessler of Covington and Dale and MaryAnn Hart of Kettering. Great-grandparents are Elton Wellmeier, Dick and Phyllis Hart, all of Dayton.
These are selected inci- prints. There are no susdents provided by the pects at this time. Another Piqua Police Department. case was reported in the 1000 block of Lincoln July 17 Street. Another incident was reported in the 900 Theft: Vehicles were block of Caldwell Street entered and ruffled and in the 200 block of through in the 600 block Janet Drive. It’s not of Robinson Avenue, but known if any of the incinothing was reported dents are related. stolen. A vehicle in the 1000 block of Caldwell Assault: A neighbor Street wasn’t so lucky. Po- spit in the face of a man at lice later investigated a the Bent Tree Apartment similar case in the 200 Complex, 1252 Garbry block of Janet Drive where Road. They altercation two vehicles had been en- dealt with a text message tered. Investigators one man sent the other dusted the vehicles for and things escalated from
Theft: Prescription drugs were taken from a Criminal damage: Po- room at the Red Carpet lice responded to the 500 Inn, 9060 Country Club block of McKinley Avenue Road. after a woman reported a subject came to her house Theft: A computer was two times, and on the sec- stolen from a home in the ond kicked in her screen 500 block of Wall Street. door and broke a front window. The suspect, who Theft: Police responded was looking for her hus- to Walmart, 1300 East band, left bleeding. Ash St., after a 42” flat screen television was Theft: A four-wheeled stolen, but it was later recart was taken from the covered outside of the front of a residence in the store. 1000 block of Covington
Age: 5 Birthdate: July 22, 2007 Parents: Dustin and Amanda Brown of Piqua Grandparents: Ken and Jean Heath and Don and Beverly Brown, all of Piqua Great-grandparents: Dick and Pat Standford of Rushsylvania and Joan Kelley of Cohen RW Brown Piqua
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Ivo James Quatman Paul and Jaime (Langston) Quatman are proud to announce the birth of their second son, Ivo James Quatman, born at 5:57 p.m. July 12, 2012. Ivo weighed 7 lbs. and 5 oz. and was 18½ inches long. Ivo is welcomed home by his big brother Bear, age 2. Maternal grandparents are Scott and Lynn Langston of Versailles. Pa-
ternal grandparents are the Rev. Bruce and Cindy Quatman of Baltimore, Ohio. Maternal great-grandparents are Harold and Elaine Langston Jr. and Eva and the late Joe Gehret Jr. Paternal greatgrandparents are James Robert and Connie Terry. Maternal great-greatgrandfather is Harold Sr., of Sidney.
Brock Smith Age: 8 Birthdate: July 21, 2004 Parents: Chris and Angie Smith of Sidney Grandparents: Pat and Bob Smith, Jeff and Debbie Cox and Jackie and Dennis Schinall, all of Piqua Great-grandparents: Marty Guenthner, Doat Burns and Marilyn Brock Smith Jordan, all of Piqua
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Covington BOE meeting actions COVINGTON — The Covington Board of Education on Thursday night agreed to participate in the Southwestern Ohio Education Purchasing Council for a fee of $663. In other action the board: • Voted to grant a twoyear, limited classified contract to Steve Anderson for an on-board instructor at an hourly rate of $18 an hour on an as needed basis. Other employmentrelated motions involved one-year contracts for Luke Brinkman, middle and high school band and music teacher; Kelly Turner, elementary teacher; and Catherine Meade, high school art teacher. Brinkman and Meade also were given supplemental contracts for being the director of the marching, pep and jazz band and high school’s art club adviser. • A one-year, limited administrative contract was approved for Levi Smith, who serves as the district’s network coordinator and webmaster at an annual salary of $32,000. The board’s next regular meeting will be at 6 p.m. Aug. 16 at the board office.
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Media circus expected after Colo. massacre The Usual Eccentric ost everyone has, by now, heard about the tragic shootings in a Colorado movie theater on Friday morning. There is no doubt that this was a very tragic event. I am sure that all of us share in the sadness, sorrow and shock at the events that transpired. This is perhaps jumping the gun, but I am already filled with apprehension as to the stories and angles that will be sought, as well as the conclusions to be drawn by members of the media and the public as the investigation into this horrible act unfolds. Our first concern is, as it should be, for the victims and their families. News hounds are already searching for anyone who might have known someone who went to school with the cousin of one of the victims. And then, there is — the shooting suspect. From our perspective on this case less than 24 hours after the shootings, we have a young man in his early 20’s who, allegedly entered the theater after first tossing either smoke or gas, then began shooting at patrons. Police apparently apprehended the suspect outside the theater, still in possession of one, or more weapons. I know that everyone, myself included, would love to know the answer to one question, “Why?” MIKE ULLERY We may, or may not, Chief Photographer ever truly know the answer to that question. Police will investigate to learn more. Psychologists will undoubtedly get a crack at the suspect. CNN probably has Dr. Gupta already preparing his dissertation into the suspect’s state of mind at the time as well as his sanity. The remaining members of the media will follow every move made by the suspect. They will probably also track down his family, if they have not already done that. None of this is new. One has only to look at other high-profile cases over the years. Lee Harvey Oswald comes to mind. It was the media’s obsession with the man who killed President John F. Kennedy that put Dallas Times-Herald photographer Robert Jackson in the parking garage at Dallas Police Headquarters to document that moment when Jack Ruby killed Kennedy’s assassin. So it shall also be with the Colorado shooting suspect. His life will be put under a microscope. His family will be hounded. Everyone will want to know why he did “it.” What is sad, is that even if the suspect bares his soul, certain factions of the media will not believe him and will continue to search for their own version of the truth. When all is said and done, will any of it matter? Sure, knowing why might answer some questions. Will knowing why a young man opened fire on a theater full of innocent people bring back those he murdered? Will it ease the pain of the wounded or lessen the pain of family members? Does anyone care to place a bet on the phrase, “insanity plea” being thrown about as a defense attorney or public defender weighs in on this tragedy? Whether, or not, the suspect is sane should have no bearing at all on this case. Why he chose to massacre innocent people should not matter in this case. This will turn out to be a prime case of how screwed up our justice system is in America. Granted, everyone is innocent until proven guilty … beyond a reasonable doubt. What about times where someone commits a crime, or crimes, so heinous that there is but one alternative, to remove that person from our society? What about when those crimes are committed in a situation where there is absolutely no doubt as to who perpetrated the act? There are some acts where “why” does play an important factor. There are some acts that are so heinous that “why” should be of no consequence. If it is determined that the young man in custody for the early morning shootings in the Colorado movie theater, is without a doubt, the man who pulled the trigger, time, after time, after time, shooting down men, women and children, in cold blood, then there is only one fate that can be handed down. This young man should then be executed. If he is, in fact, guilty, his trial should be held quickly. Evidence should be presented. If it is determined that he did perpetrate the crime, he should be sentenced to death, the sentence to be carried out immediately. End of story.
Does he feel lucky? Well, does he? wind up killing yourself. y girlfriend is Do you remember the under the genpocket knife you got last eral impression Christmas?” that it’s a bad decision “You talking to me?” I for me to own a firearm. would ask with a very That has a lot to do De Niro-esque inflexion. with a pocket knife I got “You talking to me? last Christmas. Since Then who are you talkreceiving the gift, I have ing to; are you talking to managed to accidenWILL E SANDERS me? Well I’m the only tally cut myself on nuStaff Writer one standing here. Who merous occasions. firstname.lastname@example.org the (expletive deleted) The dilemma that I do you think you are find myself in is that I really want a gun, but I also should lis- talking to?” “No,” I am sure Christine would quip, ten to my girlfriend. That’s because my girlfriend, Christine, also is my fiancee, “the only movie quotes relevant to this Christine, which means very soon she particular situation you now find yourself in is this: Do you feel lucky? Well, do will be my wife, Christine. Allow me to explain the subtle differ- ya’, punk?” I know this will set the gun cause ences. A girlfriend will allow shenanigans up back about 50 years, but I am going to to a certain point that a wife will simply say it anyway. Half of the reason I desire not tolerate. More than one girlfriend a firearm as badly as I do is because I has been known to let things slide from enjoy reciting movie quotes so much. The only problem is you have to wait time to time, like when her boyfriend buys a gun. A wife, on the other hand, is five days in this country to legally obtain not known for letting things slide, like a gun. Five days! The kinds of scores when her husband buys a chrome-plated that I need settled can’t wait around for five days. These bitter, hate-filled emo.44 Magnum. The way I see it I am in some sort of tions coursing through my veins can’t gun-buying grace period at the moment. wait five days. By then, I’m liable to calm Yeah, Girlfriend Christine isn’t jazzed down and not want to shoot anybody any about the prospect, but she is much more longer. And what good would a gun be at that understanding than I imagine Wife Christine will be about it in the future. point? Unfortunately even if I had a gun I Christine only gives me one reason why I should not have a gun in the wouldn’t be allowed to carry it into most house, too. She says I will shoot my eye places, even if I had a concealed carry out. I always remind her that’s just the permit. Most churches and media outlet plot to “A Christmas Story,” but she al- offices have posted signage strictly forbidding firearms. I think it is hilarious ways persists. “Besides,” I reassured her,” the type of how those institutions benefit from the gun I want is incapable of shooting my First Amendment, yet deny you your eye out. The handgun I want would blow right to the Second Amendment. Then again, I am not really sure why my face entirely off my body. It’s the kind Dirty Harry used. Dirty Harry, Chris- anyone would need to bring a gun to a Sunday sermon, unless the reverend tine, Dirty Harry!” But wait, here’s the truly beautiful was really, really awful. But for now I suppose I won’t go part. I thought of this just the other day. There is nothing Christine can really do against Christine’s wishes and can only to stop me. If I go out and get a gun to- hope her position softens. In the meanmorrow what is she going to do about it? time, however, rest assured that I’ll be sticking to my guns. Nothing. Who argues with someone holding a To contact Will E Sanders email him gun? Nobody, except possibly Mary Jo Buttafuoco, and I don’t recall that work- at email@example.com. To learn more ing out too extremely well for her either, about Will E Sanders, to read past columns or to read features by other Credo you? “You bought a gun!” I imagine a sur- ators Syndicate writers and cartoonists, visit the Creators Syndicate website at prised Christine would say. “Do you have any idea how absolutely www.creators.com. COPYRIGHT 2012 angry I am at you this moment. You will CREATORS.COM
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WASHINGTON (AP) Barack Obama was the first presidential candidate to raise more than $100 million in a month and in 2008 was the first to forgo public money for his campaign. Now, he faces the very real threat of being the first president to be outspent by a challenger. Obama, who four years ago broke just about every fundraising record for a presidential hopeful, has now been forced to look his supporters in the eye and confess he might not keep pace with Republican Mitt Romney. It’s a sobering realization for his campaign, which had imagined an unlimited budget for ads, offices and mail. “I will be the first president in modern history to be outspent in his re-election campaign,” Obama wrote to supporters recently. It wasn’t supposed to be this way. Conservatives just two years ago feared Obama would raise and spend a billion dollars in the 2012 campaign. Now, there is a real possibility that Romney and his official partners at the Republican National Committee could overtake Obama in total spending. How did Obama go from fundraising juggernaut to money chaser in just four years? In the early days of the 2007 primaries, he used fundraising success to puncture Hillary Rodham Clinton’s aura of inevitability. Obama surpassed Clinton’s primary fundraising in the first two quarters of that year $25 million to Clinton’s $20 million from January to April, and $31 million to Clinton’s $21 million in the three months that followed. The numbers shocked observers and inspired supporters to give even more to the fresh-faced, first-term senator from Illinois. But now that magic seems elusive. “They bought into hope and change and they’re not getting it. There’s some buyers’ remorse,” said Greg Mueller, a Republican strategist who is a veteran of Pat Buchanan’s presidential campaigns. Then, the potential was so great that Obama became the first modern candidate to bypass the public financing available to presidential candidates, and the spending limits that come with it, since the system was created in 1976 in the wake of the Watergate scandal.
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DEAR ABBY: You once printed a letter from a man who was dying. He wanted his surviving widow to pursue happiness after his death with some man who would be kind to her. The letter was mainly addressed to those who might stand in judgment if she began dating soon after he was gone. Abby, is there a rule of thumb about how long the widow or widower should wait after the death of the spouse to begin pursuing another relationship? — LONELY IN GADSDEN, ALA. DEAR LONELY: There was a time when it was considered scandalous for a widow or widower to date before a year of mourning had passed. However, today the grieving spouse may begin to date whenever he or she feels ready to do so. The letter you remember was signed “‘Mac’ in Oregon,” and it bears repeating. Read on: DEAR ABBY: Thank you for supporting the widow who started dating three months after her husband died. You were right when you told her, “The time to show respect for one’s spouse is while that spouse is living.” Here is my story, and there must be a few thousand husbands (and wives) who feel the same as I do. My wife and I have had many good years together. We raised kids, lived through joyous good times and horrendous bad times. I am in my 18th month of chemo treatment for various cancers. I may live three months or five years. It doesn’t matter how short or how long my life will be, but it’s reasonable to assume that I will die before my wife does. I have had a more rewarding and fruitful life than I probably deserve, for which I am grateful. But the day I die, my last thoughts will be regret that I shall leave her alone. So sad, to me, to know that after so many months of total concentration on my welfare — days of putting up with my misery and never letting me see her own misery — her reward will be to be left alone.
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In this Saturday, July 14, file photo, director Peter Jackson, from the film “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey,” poses for a portrait during ComicCon, in San Diego. The filmmaker behind “The Lord of the Rings” trilogy, said superheroes may rule in Hollywood, but he has no interest in doing a comic-book adaptation himself.
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Advice Abby, she is not the kind of person who should be left alone. So I tell her now, and I want all my kids and friends to listen: “As soon as you possibly can, after throwing my ashes off the boat into the Pacific, wrap the memories of our life together around you — and begin a new life. If three days, or three months, after I’m gone, you find a man who will love and cherish you for a few years as I have for so many, go for it! You’ve earned it.” — “MAC” IN OREGON DEAR MAC: Your sincerity rings true, leaving me uncharacteristically speechless. Thanks for a two-hankie letter.
DAVID GERMAIN AP Movie Writer SAN DIEGO (AP) — Peter Jackson does not expect he’ll ever get into the superhero business. The filmmaker behind “The Lord of the Rings” trilogy and the upcoming prelude “The Hobbit” said superheroes may rule in Hollywood, but he has no interest in doing a comic-book adaptation himself. “I’ve never actually read a comic in my life,” Jackson confided in an interview at last week’s Comic-Con, the fan convention where he previewed footage of his two-part take on “The Hobbit.” ‘’That’s a lie. I did read ‘The Walking Dead’ in the last year or two, which I thoroughly enjoyed. But I’ve never read a superhero comic. I’ve literally never turned a single page of a single superhero comic.” In that regard, Jackson’s out of step with Hollywood’s current moneymakers. This summer’s big films so far have been the superhero ensemble “The Avengers” and “The Amazing SpiderMan,” with the Batman finale “The Dark Knight Rises” expected to debut to huge audiences. Jackson’s a master of action spectacles himself, so he’s not going to knock superhero flicks. He’s in favor of what-
DEAR ABBY: My granddaughter is due to have a baby in a short while. She wants to have a baby shower and would like to invite her girlfriends with their husbands or boyfriends. I always thought that baby showers were for females only. What is your opinLOU KESTEN ion? — WONDERING Associated Press GRANDMOTHER When I was a boy, my parents were always spoilDEAR WONDERING: ing my summer vacation Times have changed. by making me go outside. Baby showers now often Kids today have it easier: include men and take As long as you can sneak place on a weekend after- your iPad out of the house, you can stay entertained noon, preferably not on until the battery runs dry. the same day as a major Who needs the wonders of sports event. nature when all you need One thing that hasn’t is a few bucks and a conchanged, however: A baby nection to the App Store? shower is usually hosted — “Knights of the by friends of the parentsto-be, rather than family. Round Cable” (Chillingo, 99 cents): The publisher of Dear Abby is written by the original “Angry Birds” Abigail Van Buren, also — as well as such colorful concoctions as “Cut the known as Jeanne Phillips, Rope” and “Feed Me Oil” and was founded by her — is back with another mother, Pauline Phillips. wacky arcade challenge. Write Dear Abby at Your character is a knight www.DearAbby.com or who bounces around in P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069.
ever it takes to keep people coming out to the movies at a time when technology has given them endless entertainment options. And if right now, it’s superhero movies, so be it. “You’re dealing with a situation in which the audience votes with its bums, as they say,” Jackson said. “We’ve got to make films that get kids off their iPads and away from their home entertainment systems and back into the cinemas again. So I think anything that can stimulate a return to the cinema is a good thing, no matter what the genre is.” Still, Jackson said he wishes studios would make room for more lower- and mid-budgeted films, the sort of intimate, personal stories that were a Hollywood mainstay before the blockbuster era took hold a few decades ago. In between his great ape tale “King Kong” and “The Hobbit,” Jackson directed just such a smaller film with 2009’s “The Lovely Bones,” an afterlife drama centered on a murdered girl. But Jackson said “all the really great independent cinema has gone to TV now,” with such sharp, brave dramas as “Breaking Bad.” “Variety is the thing, isn’t it?” Jackson said. “It would be a shame if cinema
was just superheroes and nothing else. So the real problem is the lack of those mid-budget films.” Jackson wants to do something smaller again himself at some point, though he’s booked for a few years with “The Hobbit” and a sequel to last year’s “The Adventures of Tintin.” Steven Spielberg directed “Tintin,” with Jackson producing the action tale based on Belgian writer Herge’s stories of a globe-trotting young reporter. The film was created through motion-capture, with live actors providing a digital foundation for characters that were layered over with computer animation to make the finished product. The filmmakers plan to switch roles on the next one, with Jackson directing a follow-up that he said will move Tintin “to a slightly different genre, a slightly less of a rollicking adventure and something a bit more, a little bit more of a sort of espionage type of story. So it’s a slight tone shift, which I think will be good.” Jackson said he hopes to spend five or six weeks next year doing the motion-capture shoot, while he’s finishing part two of “The Hobbit.” The first “Hobbit” film hits theaters this December, with the second following a year later.
Review: Chillingo’s ‘Knights’ storm the iPad the sky while avoiding dragons, witches and other flying threats. You have one tool, a grappling hook that attaches to airborne anchor points, allowing you to switch directions, grab treasures or hurl yourself toward distressed damsels in need of rescue. There’s not much variety among the levels, but the designers have thrown in enough incentives — like the ability to spend your loot to upgrade your knights — to keep you coming back. “Round Cable” hits the iPad sweet spot: You can learn it in seconds and then find you’ve spent hours twirling through its castles.
window washer who nearly falls off his scaffold when he spies a lovely nurse making her rounds. “The Act” follows Edgar’s attempts to woo the nurse, both in his own imagination and in his more slapstick reality. Your control is limited: Swiping right on the iPad screen makes Edgar act with more confidence, while swiping left makes him back off. With its charming, hand-drawn animation and simple left-right choices, “The Act” will remind arcade veterans of the classic “Dragon’s Lair” — although it doesn’t ask you to drop another quarter each time you fail. And since your mistakes are easily corrected, it only takes about an hour to — “The Act” (Chillingo, make it through the story. 99 cents): Edgar is a shy Still, that’s not bad for a
buck. — “Amazing Alex” (Rovio Entertainment, 99 cents): “Angry Birds” addicts have been wondering what its developer, Rovio, would do for an encore. They’re bound to be a little disappointed with “Amazing Alex,” a highresolution adaptation of a physics puzzler (“Casey’s Contraptions”), which first appeared in the App Store a year ago. Still, it’s an addictive collection of more than 100 puzzles in which you’re challenged to assemble Rube Goldberglike machines out of shelves, pipes, springs, balloons, balls and other household objects. And since players can create and share their own levels, the possibilities are infinite.
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can’t afford to lose a spade trick. Even though you have the A-K-Q, you should be concerned about your fourth spade because the missing spades might not be divided 3-3, and the trumps might not be divided 2-2. You start by leading the jack of clubs at trick three, on which West plays low. You must now decide whether West has the ace and East the queen, or West the queen and East the ace. This is not a terribly difficult decision, because you can reason that East would probably not have passed as dealer with a
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very good heart suit and the ace of clubs. This view is further reinforced by the thought that West would probably not have bid three hearts without the ace of clubs. Accordingly, you go up with the king, and your judgment is vindicated when East follows low. However, you are not yet out of the woods, since you still have a potential spade loser. The best way to avoid the spade loser is by attempting a dummy reversal. So you ruff dummy’s last heart with a high trump and play the e
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Wedding bells Engagement Victor and Reva Batdorf of Piqua, formerly of Covington, will be celebrating their 6 5 t h wedding anniversary on Fri- Victor and Reva Batdorf day, July 27. Mrs. Batdorf was formerly Reva Huffman from New Carlisle and Victor was from Beavercreek. They were married by the Rev. Forrest Huffman at the New Carlisle Missionary on Church July 27, 1947. They have five children, and Rita Rowland trict and member of the Shaffer, Van Batdorf (deMiami County Pork ceased), Charlene and Council. The Batdorf ’s Ed Ingle, Jane and Terry are retired farmers who Lavy, and Dan and once raised turkeys, Tawni Batdorf. The Bathogs and grain. dorf ’s have 13 grandAn open house will be children and 22 held from 6-8 p.m. at the great-grandchildren. Piqua Sterling House, Victor and Reva are 1744 High Street, Piqua. members of the CovingThe celebration will be ton church of the hosted by their children. Brethren. Victor was forThe honorees request merly chairman of the your presence instead of Miami County Soil and gifts to help them celeWater Conservation Disbrate this special event.
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Michelle and Swade Holsinger as flowergirl. The best man was Chip Fisher. Serving as groomsmen were Sam Armstrong, Jordan Axe, Ben McGraner, Cory Wasson, and Ben Sergent Morgan Adams and Derek Brumbaugh were ushers. A reception was held at The Orrmont Estate. The bride is a graduate student, studying school counseling, at the University of Cincinnati. The bridegroom earned a business administration degree from The Ohio State University. Following a wedding trip to Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic, the couple is residing in Piqua.
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Megan and Nicolas Staley Megan Janelle Smith and Nicolas John Staley were married April 14, 2012, at St. Leo Catholic Church, Columbus. The Rev. Fr. Earl Fernandes officiated the 3:30 p.m. ceremony. The bride is the daughter Mark and Cindy Smith of Springfield. George and Susie Staley of Piqua are parents of the bridegroom. Given in marriage by her father, the bride wore an ivory gown designed by Monique Lhuillier, which featured a strapless sweetheart neckline, re-embroidered lace corset with a rouched bodice, and a dropped waist handdraped peau de soie skirt. She carried a classic round bouquet of ivory and green hydrangeas, full and open light and medium dusty pink and green roses, peonies and accents of fragrant ivory freesia collared in soft greenery. The stems were wrapped in ivory satin and embellished with family heirlooms — an antique watch from the bride’s grandmother given to her by her parents, a gold locket from the groom’s grandparents on their wedding day and pink and navy hat pins from the bride’s greatgrandmother. Lindsey Smith and Kacey Smith, sisters of the bride, served as maids of honor. Bridesmaids were Lindsay Hook, Kristen Staley, sister-in-law of
the groom, Sarah Durkin, Melissa Aston, Allison DeSantis, and Ashlee Hunt. Staley, Andrew nephew and godson of the groom, was the ring bearer. Brother of the groom, Anthony Staley, was the best man. Groomsmen were Aidan Smith, brother of the bride, Jack Haas, Mike Krimmel, Marc Palmer, Josh Schachner, Joe Reiber and Andy Malarkey. Joseph Staley, uncle and godfather of the groom, and Joe Staley, cousin of the groom, were readers. A reception was held at Walters Commons at the St. Charles Prep School in Columbus. The bride is a 2002 graduate of Springfield Shawnee High School. She earned a bachelor of science degree in accounting and a master’s degree in accounting from Miami University. The bride is a CPA employed as an internal audit senior with Limited Brands Inc. in Columbus. The bridegroom is a graduate of 2003 Lehman Catholic High School. He earned a bachelor of science in business administration from The Ohio State University. He is a CPA employed as an audit senior with Deloitte and Touche. Following a wedding trip to Maui, Hawaii, the couple are residing in Columbus.
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Dysinger-Owen announcement Wendy C. Dysinger and Keith E. Owen, both of Piqua, announce their engagement. She is the daughter of Holly Harden of Piqua and Fred Lord of Cridersville. Bill Owen of West Chester and Kathleen Owen of Cincinnati are parents of the bridegroom. The brideelect attended Upper Valley Wendy C. Dysinger and Keith E. School of Owen Practical Nursing and is em- Cincinnati State and is ployed as a LPN with self-employed as an auto Child and Adolescent technician. A Sept. 1 wedding is Specialty Care. Her fiance attended planned.
Couple celebrates 50th Wi n s t o n and Anna Roberts of Piqua are celebrating their 50th wedding ann i v e r s a r y. They were married July 21, 1962, in Piqua by the Rev. R A Shank. They have five children, one son and daughter-inlaw, Curt Winston and Anna Roberts and Kim Roberts of Vandalia and four daughters and sonsin-law, Anita and Lee Martin, the late Rita Shroyer and Jeff Shroyer, Mary and Mark Deshner, all of Piqua, and Brenda and Harold Luthman of Sidney. They have 17 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. ing, collecting recipes and The couple are owners recipe books. She also volof Winston Roberts Haul- unteers her time for ing, which they have suc- church events and helps cessfully run for 30 years with anyone in need. and currently have three They couple love spendgenerations involved in ing time with their family. the business. They are acAn open house in their tive members of the Sid- honor will be held from 4ney Apostolic Temple, 8 p.m. today at the home where they have been at- of their daughter Brenda tending for more than 20 Luthman, 15370 Kirkyears. He enjoys com- wood Road, Sidney. Also puter games, watching their picture will be on his grandchildrens’ sport- display on a downtown ing events and is a fan of Piqua billboard for the the Pittsburgh Steelers. next two weeks. She enjoys cooking, bak-
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Michelle Elizabeth Barhorst of Covington and Swade Anthony Holsinger of Piqua, were married June 2, 2012, at The Orrmont Estate, Piqua. The Rev. Dan Poole officiated the 4:30 p.m. ceremony. She is the daughter of Jim and Cathy Barhorst of Covington. Todd and Melina Holsinger of Piqua are parents of the bridegroom. The bride wore a fitted A-line Maggie Sottero gown with embellished lace visible through a sheer tulle overlay. The gown also featured a Vneckline, organza sash and was finished with corset closure. She carried a bouquet of white, purple and yellow flowers, consisting of calla lilies and garden roses. Laynie Fulks attended the bride as the maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Ashley Hoblit, Hannah Clark, Natalie Tsevdos, Desiree Johnson, and Jane Westmoreland. Serving as ringbearer was Jadyn Holsinger, with Laila Brumbaugh
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Real estate transfers PIQUA Amanda Cooper, Walter W. Cooper Jr. to Secretary of Veterans Affairs, one lot, $0. Delbert Free, Robyn Free, Christine Swabb, Jenny Swabb, Joseph Swab, Randy Swabb, Cynthia Williams, Newell Williams to Estate of Shirley Swabb, a part lot, $0. Christopher Coffman, Loraine Coffman to Anna Marie Blevins, one lot, $98,500. Erika Penrod, Thor Penrod, Aresia Watson to Penrod Four Seasons LLC, one lot, $0. Fannie Mae a.k.a. Federal National Mortgage Lerner Association, Sampson and Rothfuss, attorney in fact to Marc Sherry, a part lot, $28,000. F & H Development LTD to Lloyd Fry, Teresa Fry, one lot, $34,400.
TROY Ernest Flatt, Sharon Flatt to Kirsten Lee Jorgensen, co-trustee, Jorgensen Short Family Trust, Scott Randall Short, co-trustee, one lot, $239,000. Katherine Robertson to Ryan Kunkel, one lot, $73,000. John Hedrick, Wilma Jean Hendrick to Debra Hunt, one lot, $132,000. Linda M. Scott, successor-trustee, Scott Family Revocable Trust Agreement to Christopher Pittenger, one lot, $117,000. Fannie Mae a.k.a. Federal National Mortgage Association, Law Offices of John Clunk Co. LPA, attorney in fact to Shelby Scott, a part lot, $22,000. H & D Lot Sales LLC to Mary Hannahs, Paul Lange, one lot, $63,900. Nottingham Development Inc. to Scott Invest-
ments of Troy LLC, one lot, $43,900. McNellie, Carlisle, Rini, Kramer & Ulrich Co. LPA, Fannie Mae a.k.a. Federal National Mortgage Association to Stephanie Ratermann, one lot, $200,000. Pauline Boldman, executor, Estate of Ruth Snider to Edward Haire, Mary Haire, 0.039 acres, 0.188 acres, $35,000. Lorena Royer, Tony Royer to Lorena Overly, one lot, $0. Carlisle, McNellie, Rini, Kramer & Ulrich Co. LPA, Fannie Mae a.k.a. Federal National Mortgage Association to Paul Watkins, William Watkins, one lot, $84,500. Jared Reviea to JP Morgan Mortgage Acquisition Trust, U.S. Bank N.A., trustee, one lot, $46,700.
TIPP CITY Hanming Rong, May Rong to Christopher Brooks, Michelle Brooks, one lot, $173,500. Beverly Cantrell, Brian Cantrell to Erin Dearth, Michael Dearth, one lot, $157,900. Jeffrey Huddleston to Angela Huddleston, one lot, $0. Roman Smith, Tina Smith to Jennifer Custer, Kevin Custer, one lot, $256,500. Estate of Elwood Emswiler, Sue Ewald, executor to Bruce Plank, one lot, $97,500. Donald Clark, Susan Clark, Carl Dudevoir, Dudevoir, Kathleen Thomas Leighton, Deborah Rosenberg, Glenn Rosenberg, Debra Rosenburg to Patrick Hellman, one lot, $130,000. Benanzer Development VI LTD. to Jennifer Hey, Shaun Hey, one lot, $171,000.
Mark Eberhardt Jr., Susan Eberhardt to James E. Holter, trustee, Louise Holter, trustee, James Holter Declaration of Trust, Louise Holter Declaration of STAUNTON TWP. 0.306 acres, Trust, Estate of Mary W. $91,000. Cleveland to Kenneth Carol Strunk, Larry Cleveland, Francine Strunk to Leanna With- Massie, Charlene Rock, row, one lot, $433,500. 0.37 acres, $0. Estate of Janet Ann Mouch to Ann Louise UNION TWP. Huegel, Charles E. Mark Frank to David Isern, a part tract 60 Kelly, Lindsey Kelly, acres, $0. Gretchen Hilty, Timo- 0.4081 acres, 1.2207 thy Hilty to Christine acres, $20,000. Secretary of Housing Jack Schreiber, Schreiber, one lot, and Urban Development to Keith Jacobson, 0.218 $326,000. Susan Caylor, Susan acres, $0. Splitler to Daniel Lewis, Tiffany Lewis, $141,000. Wells Fargo Bank N.A. to Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, $0. Stanley Kegley II to Zoe McPherson, 0.754 COLUMBUS (AP) — acres, $128,500. Ohio higher education officials plan a vote Monday MONROE TWP. urging the state’s public Betty Hopper, Preston campuses to ban tobacco Hopper to Betty Hopper, use. That would include Preston Hopper, one lot, Ohio State, one of the na$0. Loretta Hay to David tion’s largest universities, one lot, which currently bans only Haynes, indoor smoking. $101,000. Bans on the use, adverJane Lynne Kronholm, tising and sales of tobacco co-trustee, Wiliam Vocke in all its forms are being Jr., co-trustee, William Vocke Trust, Lucretia enacted or considered at Wonderheide, co-trustee, perhaps half of campuses William C. Vocke Trust to nationwide, sometimes Jane Lynne Kronholm, over the objections of stuWilliam Vocke Jr., 64.254 dent smokers, staff and faculty. acres, $108,400. The group Americans for Nonsmokers’ Rights NEWTON TWP. says campus tobacco bans Carolyn Hoblit, co- have risen from virtually trustee, James Hoblit, co- zero a decade ago to 711 trustee, Hoblit Family today. That includes both Joint Living Trust Agree- four-year and two-year inment to Jay Kuntz, Joelle stitutions, both public and Kuntz, $210,000. private.
Layman, Desmond Stacie Layman to Ryan Hudelson, two part lots, $70,000. Deutsche Bank National Trust Company, New Century Home Equity Loan Trust to EH Pooled Investments LP, 0.223 acres, $10,000.
COVINGTON Nelda Schmidlapp Trust, Nelda Schmidlapp, trustee to Robert Cron, three lots, one part lot, $73,500. Jeffrey Hursey to Teresa Hursey, one lot, $0.
HUBER HEIGHTS Inverness Group, Inc. to Clarissa Kimball, Mark Kimball, one lot, $203,400. Carriage Trails at the Heights LLC, Dec Land Co. I LLC to NVR Inc., one lot, $29,500. Carriage Trails at the Heights LLC, Dec Land Co. I LLC to NVR Inc., one lot, $26,500. Carriage Trails at the Heights LLC, Dec Land Co. I LLC to NVR Inc., one lot, $39,000.
PLEASANT HILL Marvin Bailey, Estate of Marvin Bailey, Ty Bailey, executor to Jane Byers, Terry Byers, six lots, $32,000.
WEST MILTON Dorothy Long, Katrina Shahan, attorney in fact to Danett Smith, two part lots, $57,000.
BETHEL TWP. James Frederick to
Amber Owen, Mark Owen to Federal National Mortgage Association, one lot, $66,000.
Albert Jones, Debra Jones, Dannie Madewell, Lucille Madewell, Bruce Selover, Jacqueline to John rue IV, one lot, $138,000.
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Adams named to House panels Speaker makes appointments COLUMBUS — State Rep. Richard Adams (RTroy) has been appointed by Ohio House Speaker William G. Batchelder (RMedina) to serve on the House Health a n d Aging Committee, as well as its S u b c o m mittee on Re- ADAMS tirement and Pensions for the remainder of the 129th General Assembly. “The Health and Aging Committee works on very important issues that affect all Ohioans,” Adams said. “I’m looking forward to serving on the committee and also taking an indepth look at pensions and other issues as a member of the Retirement and Pensions Subcommittee.” In addition to serving on the Health and Aging Committee and the Retirement and Pensions Subcommittee, Adams will continue with his work in the following committees: Financial Institutions, Housing and Urban Development (Chairman); Commerce, Labor and Technology; Finance and Appropriations; and Finance and Appropriations Subcommittee on Health and Human Services.
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MONEY MATTERS French announces Frigge joins Unity National Bank TMP’s relocation to Piqua headquarters 8A
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PIQUA — The French Oil Mill Machinery Company has announced that their subsidiary, TMP Inc., A Division of French, will be relocating from Cleveland, into French’s Piqua worldwide headquarters and manufacturing facility, effective Aug. 8. “Acquiring TMP in 2009 allowed us to provide an expanded assortment of custom molding solutions to our customers,” said Daniel P. French, French’s chairman and president. “Moving TMP into our Piqua headquarters is an additional step we are taking in order to further improve our company’s customer service and support. There will be no change in the designs or high quality you expect from French or TMP hydraulic presses, replacement parts or service.” Key members of the French and TMP sales team will continue to support their customers just as always. Douglas Smith, sales engineer, maintains his current role of sales and project management of hydraulic presses for the compaction, friction and lamination industries. Dave Sledz, vice president, will continue sales and project management of hydraulic presses for the rubber, composite and laboratory markets, in addition to the TMP line of rubber mixers. Joe Antku, aftermarket spare parts and service representative, now works with all of French and TMP’s hy-
draulic press customers on service and part needs and by supplying replacement parts manufactured to original factory tolerances and material specifications, in accordance with stringent ISO quality control procedures. Antku also handles rebuild, retrofit, maintenance and calibration services. French has been the industry technology and quality leader since 1900, serving customers in more than 80 countries. The family-owned, ISO-certified company custom designs, manufactures and supports a wide assortment of stand-alone hydraulic presses and turnkey systems for the composite, friction, lamination and rubber industries. Press tonnages generally range from 20 to 2,000 tons, with various platen sizes, for compression, transfer, lamination or vacuum molding. French owns TMP Inc., A Division of French, who supplies their own line of technologically advanced hydraulic presses, rubber mixers, related components, controls and auxiliary equipment. To date, TMP has supplied machinery to more than 1,000 customers in more than 16 countries. To learn more about French or TMP equipment designed for your profitability, contact a French sales engineer by calling (937) 773-3420 ext. 290 or by e-mail, firstname.lastname@example.org.
PIQUA — John Frigge, a local financial professional with more than three decades of experience in serving Miami County, has joined Unity National Bank as a vice president and commercial loan officer. Frigge will be focusing his skill and expertise on serving the business clients in Miami County, and his office is located in Unity’s Troy banking center. Frigge is graduate of Piqua Central High School and holds a bachelor’s degree in business from
Miami University, where he majored in accounting. For almost 25 years, he has served the banking needs of communities throughout Miami County, and also spent time as a finance and insurance professional locally. His community involvement has included several service clubs and organizations. Frigge is a member of the board of directors (and its executive committee) for the Miami County YMCA, as well as a member of the Knights of Columbus. He also is currently an adviser to
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Lucas new vice president of human resources PIQUA — Hartzell Industries Inc. has named Stephen G. Lucas to the position of vice president human resources effective July 9. In this capacity, Lucas will join the executive staff led by Jeff Bannister CEO with matrix reporting to Michael Bardo CFO as the business partner responsible for talent management and organizational design and development. “I am personally excited to have Stephen join the Hartzell team,” Bannister said. “His energy, experience, and commitment to our employees will make a significant impact for Hartzell.” Lucas earned his masters of
business administration at Wright State University in Dayton and his undergraduate degree in business administration from Marycrest College in Davenport, Iowa. His professional affiliations include Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) and member, Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM). He joins Hartzell from Illinois Tool Works (ITW) located in Glenview, Ill. and Troy, where he was HR Director for the Food Equipment Group. He has 24 years of experience in human resources, management, compensation strategic planning, recruiting, mergers and acquisitions as well
as labor and employee relations. Active in the community, Lucas is a member of the board of education for City Troy Schools, president of the LUCAS board of directors for Lincoln Community Center in Troy, a former board member of the board of education for Upper Valley Career Center in Piqua; and a former member of the board of trustees for the United Way, Troy.
Fifth Third second quarter profit rises 15 percent
CINCINNATI (AP) — Fifth 40 percent to $181 million, its low- for regional banks, because local Third Bancorp says its second- est level since 2007. businesses prefer to deal with quarter net income rose 15 percent That allowed Fifth Third to keep bankers with whom they have on a sharp drop in writeoffs related less in reserves for future losses. built relationships. to unpaid loans. Fifth Third set aside $71 million to Its loans to commercial cusCincinnati-based Fifth Third cover bad debt, down 37 percent tomers increased by 17 percent says net income rose to $376 mil- from the same period in 2011. from last year. lion, or 40 cents per share, for the With mortgage rates hitting Its deposits grew 5 percent from three months ended June 30. That record lows in the quarter, the last year, as customers moved compared with earnings of $328 bank also gave out more home money from foreign offices. Many million, or 35 cents per share, in loans. American banks have reported inthe year-ago quarter. Compared with the second creased deposits from corporate The results beat analysts’ aver- quarter of 2011, average residen- customers who have taken out age forecast for 35 cents per share, tial mortgage loans increased 17 money from troubled European according to data provider FactSet. percent. banks. Also, consumers are closing As more of its customers paid The bank also gave out more money market accounts, because of maker, says his 20-person sub- back on time, the regional bank’s loans to its corporate customers. the low interest rates paid out by sidiary may postpone plans to losses from unpaid loans dropped This area is generally a strong suit these accounts. expand its U.S. operations because of the tariffs. He says the $181 million through June of this year, down from fees could;apply to more than $230 million a year ago. Announced deals were $10 million worth of panels the worth an average $556 million in the first half of 2007, before the recession began. firm had shipped from its Chi“I wish I had better news,” says Amanda Levin, nese;manufacturing facilities to who tracks mergers and acquisitions at Mergermarthe United States in the first ket, a research firm. “It’s all doom and gloom.” quarter this year—and they Blame the economy and uncertainty. Business could be in the mid-seven figleaders don’t know how long the European debt ures. crisis will last, who will win the presidential election “When you have a multimilor what will happen to corporate tax rates. Interest rates are at historic lows, but buyers may lion dollar liability hanging over not be rushing to secure financing because the your head, it makes it much Federal Reserve plans to keep rates low for at least Mergers and acquisitions were up in the first half more difficult to get financing.” of this year. The number of deals announced grew to two more years. All told, U.S. importers of Deals aren’t being downsized for a lack of cash: nearly 5,900, rising from about 5,100 in the first six Chinese panels could have to Nonfinancial companies have $1.7 trillion in cash and months of 2011. pay about $100 million in other liquid assets, up 17 percent from three years On an annual basis, the number of announced retroactive tariffs, according to ago, according to the Fed. It’s just that dealmakers deals has been climbing since 2009. The stock don’t have any confidence. market hit bottom that March, following the financial estimates by Dorsey & Whitney, Increased M&A activity signals that companies are crisis, and the recession ended in June. Corporate an international law firm that hopeful and confident in their America announced 7,300 deals in 2009. That total represents Upsolar and others. own strength. If the latest climbed to 10,400 last year. Both Dalbey and Mangelsdata is any indication, Although more companies are getting together, if dorf are hopeful their compacompanies are neither particularly you examine the size of the deals that activity looks nies will be reimbursed for the hopeful nor particularly confident. less impressive. Deals were valued at an average payments. A separate U.S. trade &QKPI FGCNU Annual M&A activity is rising but has yet to hit the pre-recession level of nearly office is set to vote on the tariffs 10,700 announced deals in 2007. 10,000 in a decision set for November— and it could move to strike them 8,000 down. To increase their chances, the 5,891* 6,000 two men have linked up with a growing number of small Amer5,115* 4,000 ican solar businesses and subsidiaries to plead with federal 2,000 officials to cancel the duties. 0 “Some of the guys I’ve talked to 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 may have to shut their doors” if Sources: Dealogic *First half of the year Jenni Sohn • AP the tariffs stand, Dalbey says.
Small U.S. solar businesses suffering from tariffs on imports Marco Mangelsdorf thought he made a smart move early this year when he bought nearly 300 solar panels from a manufacturer in China rather than from the United States. The modest $54,000 purchase was expected to help his customers save 50 percent on their solar systems. Mangelsdorf ’s company ProVision Solar engineers and installs rooftop solar on homes and businesses in Hawaii. “I’m beating myself up,” he says now.; Last month,;Mangelsdorf had to fork over approximately $140,000 to U.S. Customs and Border Protection on that order—the result of a May ruling by U.S. trade officials to slap tariffs on Chinese solar imports that have shipped since February. That’s nearly two and a half times what he paid Ori Solar Limited, the Chinese manufacturer, for the panels. “Needless to say, it’s been very painful as a small business,” says Mangelsdorf, who employs about 20 people at ProVision. Troy Dalbey has a similar story. The managing director of the North American unit of Upsolar, a Chinese solar panel
Olympic tourists warned about London cash squeeze PAISLEY DODDS Associated Press LONDON (AP) — Tourists be warned: The Olympics crush has begun in London — and so has the scramble for cold, hard cash in the pricey British capital. Lines are getting longer at ATMs, visitors are in sticker shock over British prices and some befuddled tourists are wondering what currency to use. Stores in the Olympic Park only accept certain credit cards and a British financial authority is even recommending that tourists make sure to bring British pounds with them. “I’ve had people asking me whether they should pay in British pounds or euros,” said Alex Singer, a 27-year-old London cab
driver. “I’ve also had Americans thinking that they can pay me in dollars.” Britain, which uses pounds — not euros or dollars — had a test run ahead of the Olympics last month when some cash machines in the city ran dry over a four-day holiday. During Diamond Jubilee celebrations in June to honor Queen Elizabeth II’s 60-year reign, dozens of ATMs across London ran out of cash as hundreds of thousands descended on the city to see fireworks, concerts and a flotilla of 1,000 boats on the Thames. Some bars and restaurants even held on to drivers’ licenses and other IDs as collateral so people could return with cash the next day to pay their bills.
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HOROSCOPE BY FRANCES DRAKE For Sunday, July 22, 2012 ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Enjoy arts and crafts, sports, playful activities with children or anything that has to do with show business and the entertainment world. It’s a fun, social day. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) You have the energy and vigor to tackle home repairs today. Similarly, you’ll be very eager to discuss something with a family member. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) You’re unusually persuasive today! This is why you’ll have no trouble getting your point across and encouraging others to jump on your bandwagon. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Trust your moneymaking ideas today, because you’re enthusiastic about something. You also might want to repair something you own. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) This will be a very talkative day for you, and, in fact, your chatty nature likely will continue until September. (Wow.) You are really out there flying your colors! VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) This is an excellent time for research, because you have lots of mental energy to tackle any problem. You’ll know exactly where to look to go for the jugular. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) Enjoy the company of others today, especially groups. Your enthusiasm for whatever is going on will attract others to you because they love your energy. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) Talk to bosses, parents, teachers and VIPs today. Share your ideas with them, because they’ll be impressed. You sound like you’ve done your homework and you know what you’re talking about. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) Travel anywhere today, because you want adventure and you also want to learn something new. If you can’t travel, then be a tourist in your own town or talk to people from other backgrounds. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) It’s easy to ignore boring, red-tape stuff, isn’t it? Fortunately, today you have the mental energy to tackle these issues, especially anything to do with banking, taxes, debt and paying bills. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) This is an excellent day to explain your views to a partner or close friend because you want intellectual stimulation and spirited conversation. (It’s a good day to sign documents.) PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) You’re unusually attentive to detail today, which is why this is a great day to do any kind of mental work. You feel there is practical work to be done. YOU BORN TODAY You’re courageous in facing a life that is often full of ups and downs. You are straightforward and not afraid of challenges. You’re also competitive and at times foolhardy. You are unusually strong and persevering in your ability to overcome adversity. People are inspired by your strength. In the coming year, you will study or learn something that is valuable. Birthdate of: A.J. Cook, actress; Willem Dafoe, actor; Rose Kennedy, political matriarch. (c) 2012 King Features Syndicate, Inc.
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Massacre Continued from page 1 said he hit 71 people. At least one was struck in an adjacent theater by gunfire that went through the wall. â€œHe would reload and shoot and anyone who would try to leave would just get killed,â€? said Jennifer Seeger, adding that bullet casings landed on her head and burned her forehead. Within minutes, frantic 911 calls brought some 200 police officers, ambulances and emergency crews to the theater. Holmes was captured in the parking lot. Police said they later found that his nearby apartment was booby-trapped. Authorities gave no motive for the attack. The FBI said there was no indication of ties to any terrorist groups. In New York City, Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly said: â€œIt clearly looks like a deranged individual. He has his hair painted red. He said he was the Joker, obviously the enemy of Batman.â€? Aurora Police Chief Dan Oates would not confirm that information, but did say he had spoken to Kelly. The two used to work together in New York. Asked whether Holmes had makeup to look like the Joker, Oates said: â€œThat to my knowledge is not true.â€? Authorities started to remove the bodies from the theater on Friday afternoon. Officials wheeled a black bag on a stretcher out of the front entrance, placing it in the back of a minivan. Ten people died in the theater, while two others died from their injuries later. Oates said officers planned receive a list of those confirmed dead and meet with the family members of the deceased Friday night to tell them the fate of their loved ones. It was the worst mass
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Rope training shooting in the U.S. since the Nov. 5, 2009, attack at Fort Hood, Texas. An Army psychiatrist was charged with killing 13 soldiers and civilians and wounding more than two dozen others. It was the deadliest in Colorado since the Columbine High School massacre in suburban Denver in 1999, when two students killed 12 classmates and a teacher and wounded 26 others before killing themselves. The new Batman movie, the last in the trilogy starring Christian Bale, opened worldwide Friday with midnight showings in the U.S. The plot has the villain Bane facing Baleâ€™s Caped Crusader with a nuclear weapon that could destroy all of fictional Gotham. The shooting prompted officials to cancel the redcarpet premiere in Paris, and some U.S. movie theaters stepped up security for daytime showings. The filmâ€™s director, Christopher Nolan, issued a statement on behalf of the cast and crew, expressing their â€œprofound sorrow at the senseless tragedy.â€? â€œNothing any of us can say could ever adequately express our feelings for the innocent victims of this appalling crime, but our thoughts are with them and their families,â€? Nolan said. The attack began shortly after midnight at the multiplex in Aurora, an urban community on Denverâ€™s eastside. Audience members said they thought it was part of the movie, or some kind of stunt associated with it. The film has several scenes of public mayhem a hallmark of superhero movies. In one scene, Bane leads an attack on a stock exchange, and in another he leads a shooting and bombing rampage on a packed football stadium.
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Stock market canâ€™t escape problems in Europe NEW YORK (AP) For the past few days, the U.S. stock market was able to forget about problems in Europe. Friday put Europe squarely back in the spotlight. U.S. stocks fell sharply as escalating problems in Spain jolted investors.
Spainâ€™s stock market plunged 6 percent and its borrowing costs spiked after a regional government asked for a financial lifeline. The drop on Wall Street, which sent the Dow Jones industrial average down as much as 133 points, marked
Massie said his stepson moved to Colorado in 2001. Samantha had visited the area several times and talked to her brother about moving there. â€œThey were looking for a fresh start and just decided Denver sounded like the right place,â€? Massie said. â€œThey are young, 26 years old and just enjoying life.â€? â€œMy heart goes out to the family,â€? said St. Paris Mayor Brenda Cook.
a U-turn for the market. Stocks had risen over the past three days as investors focused on healthy earnings from U.S. companies like Mattel, Honeywell and Coca-Cola. All the major U.S. stock indexes fell. The Dow Jones
industrial average dropped 120.79 points to 12,822.57. The Standard & Poorâ€™s (NYSE:MHP) 500 fell 13.85 to 1,362.66. The Nasdaq composite index lost 40.60 to 2,925.30. All three indicators were down about 1 percent.
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Injured Continued from page 1A said, relating Nickâ€™s call. â€œThe beginning credits were rolling and the doors flung open and this guy comes in and just starts shooting. Nick said he could smell the gun powder.â€? Massie said his stepson thought it was part of the movie premiere until the man started shooting. Ohio Community Newspapers learned from Massie that his wife landed safely in Colorado, traveling with the Yowlers, and was en route to the hospital where Samantha was undergoing surgery. Massie said he was not aware of Mattâ€™s condition. â€œWe have lost track of Matt completely,â€? he said Friday afternoon. â€œWe hope heâ€™s fine.â€? He said the couple have been dating about two years or more and moved to Colorado in November. Samantha had been working at Target in Springfield and transferred to the one in Aurora, Colo. Matt also is employed at Target there while looking for other employment. Chloe Abele, a stylist at The Hair Company in Urbana, has both Samantha and Matt as clients. She said she saw them during a visit about a month ago. Abele said Karen Yowler called her at work Friday morning to tell her Samantha â€œwas shot in the leg and is in ICU. Her boyfriend Matt was shot three times trying to protect Sam.â€? Karen Yowler told Abele that Samantha was not able to get Mattâ€™s condition because they arenâ€™t related. â€œThey are both amazing and so innocent,â€? Abele said. â€œI think itâ€™s incredibly sad that something so horrible would happen to such great people.â€? Nick Fowler was not injured.
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Piqua girls CC car wash today The Piqua High School girls cross country team will be having a car wash today at O’Reilly’s on Water Street from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The team will take donations to raise funds for their upcoming day camp in Piqua and summer running shirts.
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Lehman outing at Shelby Oaks The Lehman Catholic High School Athletic Boosters will be holding their annual golf outing on Sunday Aug. 12 at Shelby Oaks Golf Club in Sidney. This year's event will be a 4-person scramble format (make your own team). The fee is $95/person, which includes lunch, green fees and cart, beverages, hors d' oeuvres and numerous door prizes. Lunch is at 12 noon with a shotgun start at 1:00. For further information, please contact D. Jay Baird at 937-492-0184 or Dave Proffitt at 937-7260613.
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Troy Post 43 to hold tryouts The Troy American Legion Post 43 baseball team will be holding tryouts Aug. 18 and 19 at Duke Park’s Legion Field. Registration is at 11:30 a.m., with tryouts beginning at noon. For more information, contact Frosty Brown at (937) 339-4383 or (937) 474-9093.
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Former Piqua two-time state placer Kyle Bryant will wrestle for Kent State Univiersity.
Chasing his dream Bryant excited to wrestle for Kent State BY ROB KISER Sports Editor email@example.com Kyle Bryant, the son of Scott and Cinnamon Bryant, has never taken the typical path in his wrestling career. So, why should college be any different? Bryant, who originally had signed a letter of intent to wrestle for Kent State after finishing third in the Division I state meet for Piqua in March, 2011, will be doing just that after taking a year off to deal with some personal issues. “There were a couple of other colleges I looked at,” Bryant said. “But, I always wanted to wrestle for Kent State. I am hoping to red-shirt this year just to get my feet back on the ground and for academic reasons. Once I prove myself, then I will get a scholarship.” And proving himself has never been a problem for Bryant. After much success as a youth wrestler, Bryant wrestled for Piqua and Graham in junior high, be-
fore wrestling at Troy Christian as a freshman. When a growth spurt ended his season there, he came back to Piqua,. He wasn’t sure he wanted to wrestle — but, Piqua coach Scott Kaye knew different and was able to convince him. After his going to state as a sophomore, Bryant finished fifth as a junior and third as a senior in Division I, amassing an 125-27 record during his three seasons at Piqua. He became Piqua’s highest placer at state since Matt Finkes finished third. “He went from not wanting to wrestle to finish fifth and third at state,” Kaye said at the state wrestling meet Bryant’s senior year. “I would say that is pretty amazing.” Bryant, is just looking forward to getting back in a wrestling room. “That was always my dream (to wrestle Division I in college,” Bryant said. “It just feels great to chasing that dream again.” The only question is when Bryant will make
his college debut — he will compete at 165 pounds for Kent State. “The coaches are mixed on whether I should redshirt or wrestle this year,” Bryant said. “I would like to red-shirt, for academic reasons, but ultimately, the decision is the coaches.” Bryant becomes the first D-I college wrestler that graduated from Piqua during Kaye’s time as coach. Brian Stephens wrestled for Piqua as a freshman, before transfering to Graham and wrestled for Virginia Tech. Trevor Nickolai has had success at D-II Tiffin University after taking off a year after high school. “Trevor (Nickolai) was the first one we had follow through and wrestle at college and he has done very well,” Kaye said. “Kyle (Bryant) watched a guy from Kent State win a national title several years ago and has wanted to wrestle there ever since. I don’t think that (the time off) will be a problem for him.” Bryant got plenty of
wrestling in the past year. “I wrestled with my brother (Hunter) and when my friends came back from college, I wrestled with them,” Bryant said. Along with Nckolai. “Trevor (Nickolai) is a pretty good wrestler and Kyle worked out with him,” Kaye said. “He wrestled with his brother and at Fightopia. I don’t think he will have any problem (with the time off).” But, Bryant missed not competing on a team. “It was a tough year,” he said. “I go up to school in August and practice starts about a week after that. I can’t wait (to get back in a wrestling room).” And you can be sure — as always — Bryant expectations far exceed anyone else’s. “That’s the plan,” Bryant said. “I want to blow away the expectations the coaches have for me. Not winning a state title my junior and senior year — that gives me a hunger. I want to be a national champion.” And as always, he will do it his way.
LYTHAM ST. ANNES, England (AP) — Brandt Snedeker plays fast and talks even faster, and he was on a roll Friday in the British Open. He raced up the leaderboard with five birdies in a seven-hole stretch, tied the 36-hole record for a major championship and looked like he was bent on running away from the field at Royal Lytham & St. Annes. Not so fast. Along came Adam Scott, playing cautiously and picking his spots for three birdies on the back nine to pull within one shot. Not far behind was Tiger Woods, sticking to a conservative game plan and delivering a dramatic finish by holing out from the bunker to set off a wild cheer from 6,000 spectators crammed into the bleachers. As the second round ended, this Open was just getting started. On another benign day when the only concern was pools forming in the bottom of pot bunkers from overnight rain, Snedeker became the latest player to match the course record at Royal Lytham with a 6-under 64 that gave him a one-shot lead. He has yet to make a bogey over 36 holes, the first player to go bogeyfree in the opening two rounds of a major since Woods won at St. Andrews in 2000. Snedeker's 10under 130 tied the 36-hole record set by Nick Faldo in 1992 when he won the Open at Muirfield, and it broke by four shots the 36hole record at Lytham. Even more amazing? Snedeker hasn't hit into any of the 206 bunkers in two days. "No bogeys around here is getting some good breaks and playing some pretty good golf," Snedeker said. "My mantra all week has been to get the ball on the greens as fast as possible. Once I'm on there, I have a pretty good hand for the speed of the greens. Just See BRITISH/Page 2B
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QUOTED "I don’t know what to say. I'm fine. I don't know what to say about my play.” —Phil Mickelson on missing the cut at the British Open
COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) — When Barry Larkin takes the podium to speak at his Baseball Hall of Fame induction, his emotions likely will be off the charts. Not only will his mother and father be front and center, his teenage daughter, Cymber, will sing the national anthem Sunday. "I'm really excited about it. It's definitely something special, but I'll be nervous as heck for her," the former Cincinnati Reds shortstop said Tuesday on a conference call. "I've heard just about everybody in the world is stopping by."
Larkin, who retired after the 2004 season with a .295 career average, 2,340 hits, 1,329 runs scored and 379 stolen bases, was elected this year on his third try, receiving 495 votes (86.4 percent). He'll be inducted along with the late Ron Santo, a star third baseman for 15 years with the Chicago Cubs and a longtime broadcaster for the team after he retired in 1974. Santo died in 2010 at age 70. Larkin, whose father, Robert, coached him in several sports, was an honor student and a twosport standout in his sen-
ior year at Cincinnati's Moeller High School. Although he wanted to go to college, Larkin said he was torn because his hometown Reds drafted him in the second round of the 1982 draft, and they offered more than his family ever dreamed of. "They were throwing money at me that we had not seen," he said. "That was really the tough part for me. I remember asking my mom and dad, 'You guys need this money? Do you want this money?' They were like, 'No!' Once they said no, it was very AP PHOTO
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Tiger Woods holed this bunker shot on the 18th hole Friday.
British Continued from page 1B going to try and keep doing that over the weekend." Snedeker has never made the cut in three previous trips to the British Open, though this brand of golf is nothing new. As a rookie on the PGA Tour in 2007, he was 10 under through 10 holes on the North Course at Torrey Pines before having to settle for a 61. He picked up his third win there this year by rallying from a seven-shot deficit on the last day. "Brandt is a momentum-type guy, once he gets going and starting making putts and hitting shots," said Mark Calcavecchia, another player who doesn't waste time. "He plays quick and he's got the quick tempo and he putts quick. And they go in quick. That's awesome golf." What does that get him? "A whole lot of nothing," Snedeker said. "We've got 36 more holes to go. A lot can happen." And that was before Scott, the 32-year-old Australian, began making his steady move up the leaderboard. He bogeyed the third hole for the second straight day, and then turned it around by smashing a 3-wood that bounced off a hillock to the right of the green on the par-5 seventh hole and set up a two-putt birdie. Scott opened the back nine with back-to-back birdies, and then hit two beautiful shots to 8 feet for another birdie on the 18th and a 67. Scott, who had a 64 on Thursday, has never been in such good shape at a major going into the weekend. "Why I've played good this week is kind of a culmination of everything I've done over the last couple of years," Scott said. "I feel like this is the path I've been going down, and just happens to have happened here that I've put myself in good position after two days at a major." Much like Snedeker, though, he didn't reach much more into it. "I think you look at the names that are five and six shots back, and it means even less," he said. The biggest name was Woods. Woods mapped out a strategy for navigating the bunkers of Royal Lytham, and not even a change in the weather — only a breath of wind — will take him away from that. He has hit driver only three times this week. On the par-5 11th, where several players hit driver for a chance to go for the green in two,
Woods laid back with an iron. He pulled it into the rough, and it cost him. Woods had to get up-anddown from behind the green for a bogey. That was his lone mistake, however. He holed an 18-foot birdie on the 16th hole, and then fooled by what little wind there was on the 18th, recovered by holing out from the greenside bunker with a shot that rolled into the cup for his second straight 67 and a 6-under 134. "It wasn't as hard as it may have looked," Woods said. "Because I was on the up slope, I could take out that steepness coming off the bunker and land the ball on the flat. So just threw it up there, and I played about a cup outside the left and it landed on my spot and rolled to the right." Woods will find out if his record in the majors still means anything. This was the eighth time he has opened a major with two rounds in the 60s, and he went on to win on the seven previous occasions — including all three of his Open titles. He will be in the penultimate group with Thorbjorn Olesen, a 22-year-old Dane who won for the first time this year on the European Tour. He closed with two birdies, knowing that the last one would give him a 66 and a chance to meet Woods on a Saturday afternoon at golf's oldest championship. "That was amazing," Olesen said. "He's been my idol in so many years. So it's fantastic to have a chance to play with him. And I'm certainly looking forward to it." The rest of the field would love nothing more than for the wind to show up. The forecast, which cannot be trusted in these parts, is for mostly sunny skies and perhaps enough wind to fly a kite on the shoreline of the Irish Sea. The blustery conditions are to arrive Sunday, which would make all those bunkers and the high grass even tougher to avoid and possibly allow others to get into the mix. Paul Lawrie, who came from 10 shots behind on the final day at Carnoustie in 1999 to win the claret jug, overcame two double bogeys to salvage a 71 and was in the group at 4-under 136 that included Graeme McDowell (69), Matt Kuchar (67), Jason Dufner (66) and Thomas Aiken (68). "The forecasts I've seen so far have all been wrong," Kuchar said. "So I don't put a whole lot of stock in what's coming. I
think all of us would like to see some more British Open-like conditions. I think everybody would like to have a little bit more wind just to test us a little bit more out here." Ernie Els squandered some chances by missing a few short putts on the back nine, though he still carved out a 70 and was at 137. Luke Donald's day stated early, and not just with his tee time. His caddie, John McLaren, called to say his pregnant wife was due any minute. No matter. He used Gareth Lord — almost on the bag at Disney last year when Donald won to capture the PGA Tour money title — and he had a 68 to join the list at 2-under 138. Rory McIlroy bought a hotel room and gave some spending cash to the 16year-old who was hit in the head by his errant tee shot on Thursday. The teenager watched on Friday as McIlroy only hurt himself. He took two shots to get out of a bunker on the par-3 ninth for a double bogey, had to play sideways out of a water-filled bunker on the 17th and wound up with a 75 to fall 12 shots behind. The cut was at 3-over 143 — the 13-shot separation speaks to how well Snedeker played. Phil Mickelson never had a chance, taking three double bogeys for a 78 to end his streak of 18 consecutive cuts in the majors that dates to Carnoustie five years ago. Tom Watson, 62, extended his record as the oldest player to make the cut in the Open by holing a 35-foot birdie putt on the final hole. It was a fitting end to the day. Snedeker idolized Watson growing up, and he has just enough freckles under that strawberryblond mop to resemble the five-time Open champion. He has learned to accept the odd bounces and embrace the Open beyond the links, hanging out in the pubs and appreciating the locals' love of golf. As for their games? Snedeker doesn't hit the ball on the button the way Watson does — not many do. "I would love to be like him," Snedeker said. "We both make pretty quick decisions. There's no holdback in either one of our swings. He's one of the best ball strikers of all time. I am not, by any stretch of the imagination. But I think we both hole a lot of putts. Tom in his prime holed a lot of 25and 30-footers. And when I'm playing well, I tend to do that a lot, too."
B R I V E - L A GAILLARDE, France (AP) — For Bradley Wiggins, it's time to bestow gifts at the Tour de France. With his title in sight, Wiggins made it a point Friday to acknowledge the work of unsung teammate Mark Cavendish, helping to lead him to a stage victory. Wiggins, Cavendish and their British Sky team did more than underline their authority in Stage 18 at cycling's signature race. They also put their Olympic rivals on notice: Britain may well be a force in the road race at the London Games. Wiggins is intent on becoming Britain's first Tour winner, and that is Sky's priority. Cavendish has made plenty of sacrifices, even leading his team leader over the climbs he often dreads. Wiggins got Once through Thursday's mountain finale with his grasp on the yellow jersey secure, he could cede some limelight to a dutiful Cavendish as the race began heading toward Paris for Sunday's finish. Friday's ride along four small hills over 138 miles from Blagnac to Brive-laGaillarde was a transitional stage before the time trial Saturday. Wiggins, Cavendish and the team made it look easy. With less than a mile left, Wiggins — in a rare move for someone in the yellow jersey — took the head of the pack and chased down six breakaway riders, then peeled away. The Sky train motored ahead and Cavendish,
showing he's perhaps the world's most explosive rider, whirred around the remaining escapees in the last few hundred yards to win by a couple of bike lengths. Luis Leon Sanchez, seeing Cavendish speed by, appeared to sigh with resignation. Cavendish finished ahead of Matt Goss of Australia, with Peter Sagan of Slovakia third. "I just used the slipstreams," Cavendish said after his second stage victory on this Tour and the 22nd of his career. "I have used this technique to win 22 stages. ... It's a magic number. There's one more to go." The time trial is the last challenge, and a discipline Wiggins dominates. So he could afford to help Cavendish, provided it didn't hurt his overall standing. "This morning, we decided to put the train in place and help Mark in the final," Wiggins said after hugging Cavendish at the finish. "It's my gift to him." "He's been an incredible teammate the last couple of weeks. It's nice to be able to pay him back," he said. For Cavendish, "it's been hard every morning, thinking about the (overall standings) and maybe sacrificing some sprint stages." Wiggins' show of deference bared his mastery and understanding of the sport. Winning the Tour isn't just about scaling ascents, powering in time and avoiding trials crashes. It's also about stroking egos and keeping crucial teammates happy.
"Once again he showed, if there was any doubt, that he is the fastest man in the world," Wiggins referring to said, Cavendish. Cavendish is unused to sharing attention. Some call him the best sprinter ever. With his victory Friday, he and seven-time champion Lance Armstrong now have the same number of Tour stage wins. And he might not be through. Many predict he'll win Sunday's stage on the Champs-Elysees and earn a claim to his own champagne, not just Wiggins'. Cavendish senses a good omen for the Olympics. "It's really important, especially in the fashion I did it. ... It can really give me confidence. I've come out of this Tour de France in good condition." Wiggins has switched to road cycling after a successful Olympic track career, in which he won three golds. He'll be one of the favorites to win his fourth in the London time trial; Cavendish is the man on the road race. The day's ride got off to a furious pace with riders looking for momentary glory by pulling away. But the pack held close, never letting the breakaway cyclists get ahead by more than about 3 1/2 minutes. Shortly after the halfway mark, several riders, including Philippe Gilbert of Belgium and Denis Menchov of Russia, crashed after a large dog crossed the road in front of the pack.
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Cincinnati hits three homers Bailey shuts down Brewers in 3-1 win CINCINNATI (AP) — Homer Bailey pitched eight innings for his first career win over the Milwaukee Brewers on Friday night, and Zack Cozart hit the first of Cincinnati's three solo homers for a 3-1 victory that kept the Reds in first place in the NL Central. The Reds have won nine of their last 11 games, moving 13 games over .500 for the first time this season. Bailey (9-6) has beaten the defending World Series champion Cardinals and the defending division champion Brewers in his last two starts. He's won four straight starts for the first time in his career. The right-hander had been 0-5 in 10 career games against Milwaukee. Cozart, Jay Bruce and Scott Rolen homered off Marco Estrada (0-4), who gave up seven hits overall in seven innings. Left-hander Aroldis Chapman struck out two in the ninth for his 16th save in 20 chances, hitting 100 mph with two of his 13 pitches. Twenty-five of his last 31 outs have come by strikeout. Milwaukee came out of the All-Star break looking to make up ground in a stretch of games against Pittsburgh, St. Louis and Cincinnati. The Brewers have won four of seven and remain stranded in fourth place. They couldn't do much against Bailey, who gave up six hits and matched
his career high by fanning 10. Norichika Aoki's RBI double broke his shutout in the eighth. Cozart's homer barely cleared the wall in left field with one out in the fourth. His first homer since July 6 made it 73 consecutive games with a homer at Great American Ball Park, the longest streak since Coors Field had 80 games in a row with a homer in 2002-03, according to STATS LLC. Bruce hit his first homer since July 8 leading off the seventh inning. In his previous at-bat, Bruce doubled to snap an 0-for-19 skid that matched the longest of his career. One out later, Rolen hit his first homer since June 22. The three homers were a season high off Estrada, who had allowed only 11 homers all season. It was another solid but empty outing by Estrada, who has made four appearances since returning from the disabled list with a strained right thigh. He has given up three runs or less in each of those starts without getting a win. The Reds have struggled offensively since Monday, when first baseman Joey Votto learned he needed surgery to repair torn cartilage in his left knee. He had surgery on Tuesday and is expected to miss three to four weeks. He was in the clubhouse on Friday to get treatment, moving around with the help of one crutch.
Larkin Continued from page 1B easy for me to go to college." So, Larkin went to Michigan on a football scholarship to play for coach Bo Schembechler's Wolverines. But Larkin's dream of becoming a standout defensive back was doused when Schembechler redshirted him as a freshman, and he quickly gravitated toward baseball. Much to the chagrin of an incredulous Schembechler, Larkin walked away from football for good when his baseball skills improved during that year away from the gridiron, and he became a two-time All-American who appeared in two College World Series for the Wolverines. Still, despite his accomplishments, Larkin said his experience in Los Angeles on the 1984 U.S. Olympic baseball team spurred him to become great. He played in only three of the team's five games and batted a woeful .143. "That really upset me, made me tell myself, 'All right, I'm not playing around anymore. I'm going to be much better. I'm going to make them have to play me,'" Larkin said. "I think that's when it really clicked for me. After that, I felt like I got a lot better, a lot more focused." Drafted again by the Reds in 1985, this time the fourth pick overall, Larkin finished seventh in the National League Rookie of the Year voting in 1986 despite playing just 41 games. In his speech on Sunday, Larkin likely will pay tribute to the man he replaced at shortstop — Dave Concepcion — and other former teammates
like Buddy Bell who helped him adjust to major league life as a rookie. "When I got to the big leagues, I still needed some fine-tuning," said Larkin, who, as a child and Cincinnati fan, practiced sliding headfirst like Pete Rose, wielded his bat like Tony Perez, and practiced one-hop throws to first base on concrete, imagining he was Concepcion. "My learning curve was pretty steep. Davey knew I was gunning for his job. I could not believe how much he welcomed me, accepted me and helped me." Though Larkin played his entire 19-year career with the Reds, he was nearly traded toward the end. But he nixed a deal in July 2000 that would have sent him to the Mets because he wanted a threeyear contract and New York refused. Of course, that wasn't the first time Larkin's name surfaced in a prospective trade. The previous year, he was caught off-guard while on a road trip to Los Angeles. "The clubhouse kid comes over to me and gives me a jersey with Larkin on the back, and it was a Dodger jersey," he said. "I asked him, 'What is that? Do you have somebody named Larkin in your franchise?' He said, 'No. It's for you. We were that close to a deal and they had told us to make up the jersey because the press conference was going to take place in a couple of days and they wanted to make sure that we were prepared for it.'" The deal, of course, didn't pan out. Much to the benefit of the Reds. "I had no idea," Larkin said, "I had no clue."
Saturday, July 21, 2012
Record Book Golf
British Open Scores British Open Scores Friday At Royal Lytham & St. Annes Lytham St. Annes, England Purse: $7.75 million Yardage: 7,086; Par: 70 Second Round a-amateur Brandt Snedeker 66-64—130 64-67—131 Adam Scott Tiger Woods 67-67—134 Thorbjorn Olesen 69-66—135 65-71—136 Paul Lawrie Matt Kuchar 69-67—136 Graeme McDowell 67-69—136 70-66—136 Jason Dufner Thomas Aiken 68-68—136 Ernie Els 67-70—137 69-69—138 Steven Alker Luke Donald 70-68—138 Steve Stricker 67-71—138 68-70—138 James Morrison Carl Pettersson 71-68—139 Simon Dyson 72-67—139 67-72—139 Toshinori Muto Peter Hanson 67-72—139 Andres Romero 70-69—139 71-68—139 Mark Calcavecchia Greg Chalmers 71-68—139 Simon Khan 70-69—139 70-69—139 Kyle Stanley Bill Haas 71-68—139 Zach Johnson 65-74—139 70-69—139 Thomas Bjorn Martin Laird 70-69—139 Louis Oosthuizen 72-68—140 72-68—140 Geoff Ogilvy Retief Goosen 70-70—140 Ted Potter Jr. 69-71—140 68-72—140 Anirban Lahiri Garth Mulroy 71-69—140 Thongchai Jaidee 69-71—140 71-69—140 Miguel Angel Jimenez Jamie Donaldson 68-72—140 Ian Poulter 71-69—140 67-73—140 Bubba Watson Dale Whitnell 71-69—140 Bob Estes 69-72—141 69-72—141 Lee Slattery Hunter Mahan 70-71—141 John Senden 70-71—141 69-72—141 Francesco Molinari Jeev Milkha Singh 70-71—141 Rafael Cabrera-Bello 70-71—141 71-70—141 Nick Watney Yoshinori Fujimoto 71-70—141 Dustin Johnson 73-68—141 71-70—141 Warren Bennett Greg Owen 71-71—142 Richard Sterne 69-73—142 73-69—142 Branden Grace Harris English 71-71—142 Gonzalo Fernadez-Castano 71-71—142 65-77—142 Nicolas Colsaerts Rory McIlroy 67-75—142 Padraig Harrington 70-72—142 72-70—142 Jim Furyk Fredrik Jacobson 69-73—142 Alexander Noren 71-71—142 68-74—142 Justin Hicks Matthew Baldwin 69-73—142 Rafael Echenique 73-69—142 70-72—142 Vijay Singh Aaron Baddeley 71-71—142 Troy Matteson 70-72—142 69-74—143 Brendan Jones Juvic Pagunsan 71-72—143 Pablo Larrazabal 73-70—143 72-71—143 Charles Howell III Gary Woodland 73-70—143 K.J. Choi 70-73—143 72-71—143 Ross Fisher Sang-moon Bae 72-71—143 Keegan Bradley 71-72—143 71-72—143 Rickie Fowler Adilson Da Silva 69-74—143 John Daly 72-71—143 73-70—143 Chad Campbell Lee Westwood 73-70—143 Tom Watson 71-72—143 73-70—143 Joost Luiten Failed To Qualify Nicholas Cullen 73-71—144 74-70—144 Marcel Siem George Coetzee 74-70—144 Marcus Fraser 71-73—144 72-72—144 Mark Wilson Anders Hansen 68-76—144 Koumei Oda 72-72—144 Marc Leishman 69-75—144 68-76—144 Jbe Kruger Richie Ramsay 71-73—144 Raphael Jacquelin 72-72—144 74-70—144 Y.E. Yang Justin Rose 74-70—144 Sergio Garcia 72-72—144 69-75—144 Charl Schwartzel Steven Tiley 72-72—144 Aaron Townsend 70-74—144 68-77—145 Scott Pinckney Tom Lehman 73-72—145 Gregory Havret 73-72—145 75-70—145 K.T. Kim Bo Van Pelt 71-74—145 Morten Orum Madsen 74-71—145 74-71—145 David Duval Stewart Cink 72-73—145 Steven O'Hara 74-72—146 74-72—146 Jonathan Byrd Ashley Hall 71-75—146 Barry Lane 73-73—146 74-72—146 Sandy Lyle Todd Hamilton 72-74—146 Alejandro Canizares 74-72—146 75-71—146 a-Alan Dunbar Ryo Ishikawa 74-72—146 Martin Kaymer 77-69—146 76-70—146 Sam Walker Michael Thompson 74-73—147 Toru Taniguchi 72-75—147 75-72—147 Robert Allenby Stephen Ames 74-73—147 Darren Clarke 76-71—147 73-74—147 Daniel Chopra Lucas Glover 72-76—148 Andrew Georgiou 74-74—148 72-76—148 Troy Kelly Tadahiro Takayama 77-71—148 John Huh 75-73—148 75-73—148 Justin Leonard Hiroyuki Fujita 76-72—148 Brad Kennedy 75-73—148 74-75—149 Chez Reavie Ben Curtis 75-74—149 Trevor Immelman 74-75—149 74-75—149 Alvaro Quiros Robert Rock 78-71—149 Johnson Wagner 73-76—149 75-75—150 Prayad Marksaeng Kodai Ichihara 77-73—150 Davis Love III 71-79—150 76-74—150 Tim Clark Kevin Na 73-77—150 Paul Casey 72-79—151 Phil Mickelson 73-78—151 Elliot Saltman 76-75—151 Angel Cabrera 71-81—152 James Driscoll 76-76—152 Paul Broadhurst 75-78—153 Richard Finch 74-79—153 Michael Hoey 79-75—154 Grant Veenstra 77-79—156 a-Manuel Trappel 74-83—157 Ian Keenan 76-83—159 Mardan Mamat 77-72—DQ
British Open Tee Times British Open Tee Times At Royal Lytham & St. Annes Lytham St. Annes, England Purse: $7.75 million Yardage: 7,060; Par: 70 All Times EDT (a-amateur) Saturday 3:10 a.m. — Joost Luiten 3:20 a.m. — Tom Watson, Lee Westwood 3:30 a.m. — Chad Campbell, John Daly 3:40 a.m. — Adilson Da Silva, Rickie Fowler 3:50 a.m. — Keegan Bradley, Sang-moon Bae 4 a.m. — Ross Fisher, K.J. Choi 4:10 a.m. — Gary Woodland, Charles Howell III 4:20 a.m. — Pablo Larrazabal, Juvic Pagunsan 4:30 a.m. — Brendan Jones, Troy Matteson 4:45 a.m. — Aaron Baddeley, Vijay Singh 4:55 a.m. — Rafael Echenique, Matthew Baldwin 5:05 a.m. — Justin Hicks, Alexander Noren 5:15 a.m. — Fredrik Jacobson, Jim Furyk 5:25 a.m. — Padraig Harrington, Rory McIlroy 5:35 a.m. — Nicolas Colsaerts, Gonzalo Fernadez-Castano 5:45 a.m. — Harris English, Branden Grace 5:55 a.m. — Richard Sterne, Greg Owen 6:05 a.m. — Warren Bennett, Dustin Johnson 6:20 a.m. — Yoshinori Fujimoto, Nick Watney 6:30 a.m. — Rafael Cabrera-Bello, Jeev Milkha Singh 6:40 a.m. — Francesco Molinari, John Senden 6:50 a.m. — Hunter Mahan, Lee Slattery 7 a.m. — Bob Estes, Dale Whitnell 7:10 a.m. — Bubba Watson, Ian Poulter 7:20 a.m. — Jamie Donaldson, Miguel Angel Jimenez
7:30 a.m. — Thongchai Jaidee, Garth Mulroy 7:45 a.m. — Anirban Lahiri, Ted Potter Jr. 7:55 a.m. — Retief Goosen, Geoff Ogilvy 8:05 a.m. — Louis Oosthuizen, Martin Laird 8:15 a.m. — Thomas Bjorn, Zach Johnson 8:25 a.m. — Bill Haas, Kyle Stanley 8:35 a.m. — Simon Khan, Greg Chalmers 8:45 a.m. — Mark Calcavecchia, Andres Romero 8:55 a.m. — Peter Hanson, Toshinori Muto 9:10 a.m. — Simon Dyson, Carl Pettersson 9:20 a.m. — James Morrison, Steve Stricker 9:30 a.m. — Luke Donald, Steven Alker 9:40 a.m. — Ernie Els, Thomas Aiken 9:50 a.m. — Jason Dufner, Graeme McDowell 10 a.m. — Matt Kuchar, Paul Lawrie 10:10 a.m. — Thorbjorn Olesen, Tiger Woods 10:20 a.m. — Adam Scott, Brandt Snedeker
True South Leaderboard True South Classic Scores Friday At Annandale Golf CLub Madison, Miss. Purse: $3 million Yardage: 7,202; Par 72 Leaderboard at time of suspended play SCORE THRU -13 F 1. Billy Horschel 2. Matt Bettencourt -12 F 2. Jason Bohn -12 9 -11 F 4. Steven Bowditch 5. J.J. Killeen -10 12 6. Chris Stroud -9 F -9 F 6. Gary Christian 6. Chris Kirk -9 F 6. Bud Cauley -9 7 -9 8 6. Jason Gore 11. Heath Slocum -8 F 11. Scott Stallings -8 9 -8 F 11. Gavin Coles 11. Rocco Mediate -8 F 11. Paul Stankowski -8 F
MLB Standings Major League Baseball At A Glance All Times EDT National League East Division Washington Atlanta New York Miami Philadelphia Central Division Cincinnati Pittsburgh St. Louis Milwaukee Chicago Houston West Division
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L Pct GB W San Francisco 51 41 .554 — Los Angeles 49 44 .527 2½ 44 48 .478 7 Arizona San Diego 39 55 .415 13 Colorado 35 56 .385 15½ Thursday's Games Atlanta 3, San Francisco 2 Cincinnati 7, Arizona 6 N.Y. Mets 9, Washington 5 Chicago Cubs 4, Miami 2 San Diego 1, Houston 0 Friday's Games Cincinnati 3, Milwaukee 1 Atlanta at Washington Miami at Pittsburgh San Francisco at Philadelphia L.A. Dodgers at N.Y. Mets Chicago Cubs at St. Louis Houston at Arizona Colorado at San Diego Saturday's Games Atlanta (Sheets 1-0) at Washington (E.Jackson 5-5), 1:05 p.m., 1st game L.A. Dodgers (Capuano 9-5) at N.Y. Mets (Batista 1-2), 1:10 p.m. San Francisco (M.Cain 10-3) at Philadelphia (Hamels 11-4), 4:05 p.m. Atlanta (Delgado 4-9) at Washington (Lannan 0-0), 7:05 p.m., 2nd game Miami (Zambrano 5-7) at Pittsburgh (A.J.Burnett 10-3), 7:05 p.m. Milwaukee (Gallardo 8-6) at Cincinnati (Arroyo 4-6), 7:10 p.m. Chicago Cubs (Garza 5-7) at St. Louis (Westbrook 78), 7:15 p.m. Houston (Keuchel 1-1) at Arizona (Miley 10-5), 8:10 p.m. Colorado (Francis 2-2) at San Diego (K.Wells 1-3), 8:35 p.m. Sunday's Games L.A. Dodgers at N.Y. Mets, 1:10 p.m. Milwaukee at Cincinnati, 1:10 p.m. Atlanta at Washington, 1:35 p.m. Miami at Pittsburgh, 1:35 p.m. San Francisco at Philadelphia, 1:35 p.m. Chicago Cubs at St. Louis, 2:15 p.m. Colorado at San Diego, 4:05 p.m. Houston at Arizona, 4:10 p.m. Monday's Games Chicago Cubs at Pittsburgh, 7:05 p.m. Milwaukee at Philadelphia, 7:05 p.m. Atlanta at Miami, 7:10 p.m. Washington at N.Y. Mets, 7:10 p.m. Cincinnati at Houston, 8:05 p.m. L.A. Dodgers at St. Louis, 8:15 p.m. Colorado at Arizona, 9:40 p.m. San Diego at San Francisco, 10:15 p.m. American League East Division New York Baltimore Boston Tampa Bay Toronto Central Division Chicago Detroit Cleveland Kansas City Minnesota West Division
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L 35 44 45 45 47
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L 43 44 45 52 54
Pct .538 .532 .511 .429 .413
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W L Pct GB 55 36 .604 — Texas Los Angeles 50 43 .538 6 Oakland 48 44 .522 7½ 40 54 .426 16½ Seattle Thursday's Games Tampa Bay 6, Cleveland 0 Detroit 5, L.A. Angels 1 Baltimore 4, Minnesota 3 Seattle 6, Kansas City 1 Boston 3, Chicago White Sox 1 Oakland 4, N.Y. Yankees 3 Friday's Games Detroit 4, Chicago White Sox 2 Baltimore at Cleveland Seattle at Tampa Bay Toronto at Boston Minnesota at Kansas City N.Y. Yankees at Oakland Texas at L.A. Angels Saturday's Games Chicago White Sox (Sale 11-2) at Detroit (Porcello 6-5), 4:05 p.m. Texas (Darvish 10-6) at L.A. Angels (E.Santana 4-9), 4:05 p.m. Baltimore (Tillman 1-1) at Cleveland (McAllister 4-1), 7:05 p.m. Minnesota (Diamond 8-3) at Kansas City (Mendoza 36), 7:10 p.m. Seattle (Vargas 9-7) at Tampa Bay (Cobb 4-6), 7:10 p.m. Toronto (Villanueva 4-0) at Boston (A.Cook 2-2), 7:10 p.m. N.Y.Yankees (P.Hughes 9-7) at Oakland (J.Parker 6-4), 9:05 p.m. Sunday's Games Chicago White Sox at Detroit, 1:05 p.m. Toronto at Boston, 1:35 p.m. Seattle at Tampa Bay, 1:40 p.m. Minnesota at Kansas City, 2:10 p.m. Baltimore at Cleveland, 3:05 p.m. N.Y. Yankees at Oakland, 4:05 p.m. Texas at L.A. Angels, 8:05 p.m. Monday's Games Baltimore at Cleveland, 7:05 p.m. Boston at Texas, 8:05 p.m. Minnesota at Chicago White Sox, 8:10 p.m. Kansas City at L.A. Angels, 10:05 p.m. N.Y. Yankees at Seattle, 10:10 p.m.
Reds Boxscore Milwaukee ab r Aoki rf 4 0 CGomz cf 4 0 Braun lf 4 0 ArRmr 3b 4 0 Hart 1b 4 0 RWeks 2b 3 0
REDS 3, BREWERS 1 Cincinnati h bi ab r 1 1 Stubbs cf 4 0 1 0 Cozart ss 4 1 2 0 BPhllps 2b 4 0 0 0 Bruce rf 3 1 0 0 Ludwck lf 4 0 0 0 Chpmn p 0 0
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3 1 2 0 Rolen 3b 3 1 2 1 Mldnd c Ransm ss 3 0 0 0 Frazier 1b 3 0 0 0 Estrad p 2 0 0 0 Mesorc c 3 0 1 0 Ishikaw ph 1 0 0 0 HBaily p 3 0 0 0 Loe p 0 0 0 0 Heisey lf 0 0 0 0 Totals 32 1 6 1 Totals 31 3 8 3 000 000 010—1 Milwaukee Cincinnati 000 100 20x—3 E—Ransom (4). DP—Milwaukee 1, Cincinnati 1. LOB— Milwaukee 4, Cincinnati 5. 2B—Aoki (15), M.Maldonado (4), Cozart (22), Bruce (23), Rolen (8). HR—Cozart (10), Bruce (19), Rolen (4). SB—C.Gomez (14). H R ER BB SO IP Milwaukee Estrada L,0-4 7 7 3 3 0 5 1 1 0 0 1 1 Loe Cincinnati Bailey W,9-6 8 6 1 1 0 10 0 0 0 0 2 Chpman S,16 1 WP—Estrada. Umpires—Home, Tim Timmons; First, Angel Hernandez; Second, Mark Carlson; Third, Chris Conroy. T—2:31. A—30,247 (42,319).
MLB Leaders TODAY'S MAJOR LEAGUE LEADERS NATIONAL LEAGUE BATTING—McCutchen, Pittsburgh, .369; MeCabrera, San Francisco, .357; DWright, New York, .353; Ruiz, Philadelphia, .350; Votto, Cincinnati, .342; CGonzalez, Colorado, .333; Holliday, St. Louis, .316. RUNS—McCutchen, Pittsburgh, 65; Bourn, Atlanta, 63; CGonzalez, Colorado, 63; Braun, Milwaukee, 61; DWright, New York, 61; MeCabrera, San Francisco, 60; Pence, Philadelphia, 59. RBI—Beltran, St. Louis, 66; Braun, Milwaukee, 65; McCutchen, Pittsburgh, 65; DWright, New York, 65; Kubel, Arizona, 63; CGonzalez, Colorado, 62; Ethier, Los Angeles, 59; Holliday, St. Louis, 59. HITS—MeCabrera, San Francisco, 128; McCutchen, Pittsburgh, 123; Bourn, Atlanta, 117; DWright, New York, 115; CGonzalez, Colorado, 113; Prado, Atlanta, 108; Holliday, St. Louis, 107. DOUBLES—Votto, Cincinnati, 36; DWright, New York, 30; ArRamirez, Milwaukee, 29; Cuddyer, Colorado, 27; Goldschmidt, Arizona, 27; DanMurphy, New York, 25; Desmond, Washington, 24; Hart, Milwaukee, 24; Prado, Atlanta, 24; Ruiz, Philadelphia, 24. TRIPLES—Fowler, Colorado, 9; MeCabrera, San Francisco, 8; Bourn, Atlanta, 7; SCastro, Chicago, 7; Reyes, Miami, 6; 13 tied at 5. HOME RUNS—Braun, Milwaukee, 26; McCutchen, Pittsburgh, 22; Beltran, St. Louis, 20; PAlvarez, Pittsburgh, 19; Stanton, Miami, 19; Bruce, Cincinnati, 18; CGonzalez, Colorado, 18; ASoriano, Chicago, 18. STOLEN BASES—DGordon, Los Angeles, 30; Bourn, Atlanta, 25; Campana, Chicago, 25; Schafer, Houston, 23; Bonifacio, Miami, 22; Pierre, Philadelphia, 21; Victorino, Philadelphia, 21. PITCHING—Dickey, New York, 13-1; GGonzalez, Washington, 12-5; Hamels, Philadelphia, 11-4; Lynn, St. Louis, 11-4; Cueto, Cincinnati, 11-5; Bumgarner, San Francisco, 11-6; 6 tied at 10. STRIKEOUTS—Strasburg, Washington, 135; Dickey, New York, 132; Kershaw, Los Angeles, 132; GGonzalez, Washington, 129; Hamels, Philadelphia, 125; MCain, San Francisco, 124; Gallardo, Milwaukee, 121. SAVES—Kimbrel, Atlanta, 28; Hanrahan, Pittsburgh, 26; SCasilla, San Francisco, 23; Papelbon, Philadelphia, 21; Motte, St. Louis, 20; Myers, Houston, 19; HBell, Miami, 19. AMERICAN LEAGUE BATTING—Trout, Los Angeles, .352; Mauer, Minnesota, .329; MiCabrera, Detroit, .326; Konerko, Chicago, .325; Beltre, Texas, .322; Cano, New York, .319; AJackson, Detroit, .317. RUNS—Trout, Los Angeles, 66; Granderson, New York, 65; Kinsler, Texas, 65; Ortiz, Boston, 65; Bautista, Toronto, 63; Cano, New York, 62; AdJones, Baltimore, 61. RBI—Hamilton, Texas, 78; MiCabrera, Detroit, 76; Fielder, Detroit, 67; Willingham, Minnesota, 67; Bautista, Toronto, 65; ADunn, Chicago, 65; Trumbo, Los Angeles, 65. HITS—MiCabrera, Detroit, 121; Jeter, New York, 121; Cano, New York, 114; Beltre, Texas, 109; AdJones, Baltimore, 108; Rios, Chicago, 108; Fielder, Detroit, 107; AdGonzalez, Boston, 107. DOUBLES—AGordon, Kansas City, 31; Choo, Cleveland, 29; Cano, New York, 28; Brantley, Cleveland, 27; AdGonzalez, Boston, 27; MiCabrera, Detroit, 26; Kinsler, Texas, 26. TRIPLES—Andrus, Texas, 5; Berry, Detroit, 5; De Aza, Chicago, 5; AJackson, Detroit, 5; Rios, Chicago, 5; JWeeks, Oakland, 5; 6 tied at 4. HOME RUNS—ADunn, Chicago, 28; Hamilton, Texas, 28; Bautista, Toronto, 27; Trumbo, Los Angeles, 26; Encarnacion, Toronto, 25; Granderson, New York, 25; Ortiz, Boston, 23; Willingham, Minnesota, 23. STOLEN BASES—Trout, Los Angeles, 30; RDavis, Toronto, 24; Kipnis, Cleveland, 20; Revere, Minnesota, 20; Crisp, Oakland, 18; JDyson, Kansas City, 17; Andrus, Texas, 16; DeJennings, Tampa Bay, 16; EJohnson, Tampa Bay, 16. PITCHING—Price, Tampa Bay, 13-4; MHarrison, Texas, 12-4; Weaver, Los Angeles, 11-1; Sale, Chicago, 11-2; Sabathia, New York, 10-3; Doubront, Boston, 10-4; Nova, New York, 10-4; Verlander, Detroit, 10-5; Darvish, Texas, 10-6. STRIKEOUTS—FHernandez, Seattle, 143; Verlander, Detroit, 136; Scherzer, Detroit, 134; Darvish, Texas, 121; Price, Tampa Bay, 120; Shields, Tampa Bay, 114; Peavy, Chicago, 113. SAVES—JiJohnson, Baltimore, 28; Rodney, Tampa Bay, 27; CPerez, Cleveland, 26; RSoriano, New York, 24; Broxton, Kansas City, 22; Aceves, Boston, 20; Nathan, Texas, 19.
Tour de France Results Tour de France Results Friday At Brive-la-Gaillarde, France 18th Stage An 138-2-mile, mostly flat ride from Blagnac to Brive-la-Gaillarde, with four easy climbs 1. Mark Cavendish, Britain, Sky Procycling, 4 hours, 54 minutes, 12 seconds. 2. Matthew Harley Goss, Australia, Orica GreenEdge, same time. 3. Peter Sagan, Slovakia, Liquigas-Cannondale, same time. 4. Luis Leon Sanchez, Spain, Rabobank, same time. 5. Nicolas Roche, Ireland, France, AG2R La Mondiale, same time. 6. Tyler Farrar, United States, Garmin-SharpBarracuda, same time. 7. Borut Bozic, Slovenia, Astana, same time. 8. Sebastien Hinault, France, France, AG2R La Mondiale, same time. 9. Daryl Impey, South Africa, Orica GreenEdge, same time. 10. Samuel Dumoulin, France, Cofidis, same time. 11. Andre Greipel, Germany, Lotto Belisol, same time. 12. Juan Jose Haedo, Argentina, Team Saxo Bank-Tinkoff Bank, same time. 13. Edvald Boasson Hagen, Norway, Sky Procycling, same time. 14. Andreas Kloeden, Germany, RadioShack-Nissan, same time. 15. Koen de Kort, Netherlands, Argos-Shimano, 4 seconds behind. 16. Luca Paolini, Italy, Katusha, same time. 17. Julien Simon, France, Saur-Sojasun, same time. 18. Lars Bak, Denmark, Lotto Belisol, same time. 19. Bradley Wiggins, Britain, Sky Procycling, same time. 20. Marco Marcato, Italy, Vacansoleil-DCM, same time. Also 22. Chris Froome, Britain, Sky Procycling, same time. 26. Jurgen Van den Broeck, Belgium, Lotto Belisol, same time. 27. Vincenzo Nibali, Italy, Liquigas-Cannondale, same time. 30. Christopher Horner, United States, RadioShackNissan, same time. 39. Christian Vande Velde, United States, GarminSharp-Barracuda, same time. 40. Tejay Van Garderen, United States, BMC Racing, same time. 50. George Hincapie, United States, BMC Racing, :16. 95. David Zabriskie, United States, Garmin-SharpBarracuda, 2:07. 130. Levi Leipheimer, United States, Omega PharmaQuickStep, 7:50. Overall Standings (After 18 stages) 1. Bradley Wiggins, Britain, Sky Procycling, 83 hours, 22 minutes, 18 seconds. 2. Chris Froome, Britain, Sky Procycling, 2:05. 3. Vincenzo Nibali, Italy, Liquigas-Cannondale, 2:41. 4. Jurgen Van den Broeck, Belgium, Lotto Belisol, 5:53. 5. Tejay Van Garderen, United States, BMC Racing, 8:30. 6. Cadel Evans, Australia, BMC Racing, 9:57. 7. Haimar Zubeldia, Spain, RadioShack-Nissan, 10:11. 8. Pierre Rolland, France, Team Europcar, 10:17. 9. Janez Brajkovic, Slovenia, Astana, 11:00. 10. Thibaut Pinot, France, FDJ-Big Mat, 11:46. 11. Nicolas Roche, Ireland, France, AG2R La Mondiale, 12:54. 12. Andreas Kloeden, Germany, RadioShack-Nissan, 14:05. 13. Christopher Horner, United States, RadioShackNissan, 14:22. 14. Chris Anker Sorensen, Denmark, Team Saxo BankTinkoff Bank, 18:46. 15. Denis Menchov, Russia, Katusha, 22:54. 16. Maxime Monfort, Belgium, RadioShack-Nissan, 24:24. 17. Egoi Martinez, Spain, Euskaltel-Euskadi, 25:32. 18. Rui Costa, Portugal, Movistar, 29:51.
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Crown offers Cr own of fers an excellent compensation co ompensation and benefits package packkage including Health/Dental/Pr esscription Drug Plan, Flexible Be enefits Plan, Health/Dental/Prescription Benefits Retirement 401K Retir ement Savings Plan, Pllan, Life and Disability Benefits, Benefits, Paid Holidays, Paid V acation, T uition uittion Reimbursement, and much much mor e! Vacation, Tuition more!
Equal Opportunity Employer
A newspaper group of Ohio Community Media
Acute Care Patient Care Technicians
Currently seeking Patient Care Technicians for part-time and casual positions in the Acute Care Unit to administer bedside nursing care and perform general unit duties. Qualified candidates must have completed an approved Nurse Aide Training and Competency Evaluation Program or 3 to 6 months related experience and/or training, or an equivalent combination of training and experience. Wilson Memorial Hospital offers a comprehensive benefit package including, medical, prescription, dental, vision, life insurance, long term disability insurance, vacation, holiday and personal days, tuition assistance, wellness program and 401(k). Apply on-line at www.wilsonhospital.com
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PIQUA DAILY CALL • PLACE YOUR AD IN THE CLASSIFIEDS THAT WORK 877-844-8385 OR ON THE WEB AT WWW.DAILYCALL.COM 235 General
Integrity Ambulance Service NOW HIRING for Immediate Openings EMT-B Up to $13.75+/hr $500 Sign on Bonus EMT-I Up to $15.75+/hr $1,000 Sign on Bonus Paramedic's Up to $17.75+/hr $2,000 Sign on Bonus For more information: 1-800-704-7846 Or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Concept Machine & Tool, Inc.
Has immediate opening for an Office Assistant Job requirements: • Data Entry • Accounting • Filing The ability to work with a team in a medium paced professional office is required. Experience with Peachtree Accounting a plus. Excellent wages, benefits!
Local manufacturing distributor is seeking qualified applicants for immediate driver positions. Full time and part time positions available. Must possess class "A" drivers license and have minimum of 6 months experience. Must have clean MVR. Will deliver metal building products regionally.
Apply in Person at: Concept Machine & Tool, Inc. 2065 Industrial Court Covington, Ohio 45318 (937)473-3334
JANITORIAL Part and Full time positions open. MondayFriday, 1st and 2nd shift. Interview in Dayton, Work site in Troy.
HOME MOST NIGHTS VERY LITTLE WEEKEND WORK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Apply in person at: UNION CORREGATING COMPANY 1801 W. High Street Piqua, OH 45356
Call 1-800-995-5259 Fax resume to: (937)461-5260 NOW HIRING: Companies desperately need employees to assemble products at home. No selling, any hours. $500 weekly potential. Info: (985)646-1700 Dept. OH-6011.
Immediate openings for Full/ Part Time PreSchool, Toddler, Infant teachers needed. HS diploma, required.
Please submit resume to: email@example.com
LABORER WANTED Ludlow Falls
Dept. 604 C/O Sidney Daily News 1451 N. Vandemark Rd Sidney, OH 45365 ❖◆❖◆❖◆❖◆❖◆❖◆❖
ResCare is looking for a caring person to work in our Sidney Group Home. Must work all shifts and have a good driving record. Apply online at rescare.com EOE M/F/D/V
Need a NEW Start?
$500/WK- Minimum (call for details)
Full time COOKS
Professional restaurant experience required
Medical Insurance plus Eye & Dental
Paid Holidays Shutdown Days
Meal per Diem Reimbursement
Sign on Bonus!!! Call 1-800-672-8498 for more info or visit: www.pohltransportation.com
Performance Bonus 1 year OTR-CDL A Pay thru home on weekends
LANES TRANSFER LIMA OHIO HIRING OTR DRIVERS
• • •
Must have 2 years experience Class A CDL Clean MVR ***Home weekends***
***Benefits available*** Part-time EFDA needed for busy practice. Fax resume to (937)916-3063. Phone: (937)773-4032
Class "A" CDL
Good MVR & References
270 Sales and Marketing
TROY, 1 Bedrooms, appliances, CA, water, trash paid, $425 month. $200 Deposit Special! (937)673-1821 TROY, Nice 3 bedroom duplex. Appliances, washer/ dryer hook-up. $700 plus deposit. No pets. (937)845-2039 WEST MILTON Townhouse. 2 Bedroom 1.5 bath. $475 monthly, (937)216-4233
305 Apartment 1, 2 & 3 Bedroom, Houses & Apts. SEIPEL PROPERTIES Piqua Area Only Metro Approved (937)773-9941 9am-5pm Monday-Friday
EVERS REALTY TROY, 2 bedroom townhomes, 1.5 baths, 1 car garage, ca, w/d hook up, all appliances, $695 (937)216-5806 EversRealty.net
OFFICE SPACE: 320 West Water Street, Piqua, 2700 sq. ft., high visibility, ground floor, ample parking. (937)773-3161.
400 - Real Estate For Sale PIQUA, 226 East Main Street, large 3 bedroom, 1 bath. Single family, 1961 sq ft, spacious lot. Owner financing or cash discount, $1000 down, $458 month, (803)978-1542 or (803)354-5692.
Outdoor Enterprise is offering an excellent career opportunity for an experienced Construction/ Hardscape foreman. You will work in a positive, upbeat team atmosphere. We are a growing, visionary company offering a full time position and excellent compensation package. Please send your resume to: mike@ outdoor-enterprise.com ******************************
New Wages at F&P Starting pay is now $10.00/HR With potential to $12.00/HR after 6 months (based on your attendance) ****************************** Staffmark is hiring to support the needs of F&P America. Apply in person: 1600 W. Main St., Troy, online at www.staffmark.com or call 937-335-0118.
To advertise in the Garage Sale Directory Please call: 877-844-8385
555 Garage Sales/Yard Sales
555 Garage Sales/Yard Sales
555 Garage Sales/Yard Sales
PIQUA 1404 W Grant Street (in alley). Friday 9am-5pm and Saturday 9am-3pm. Tiller, entertainment center, womens, mens & teens clothes, tables, miscellaneous.
TIPP CITY 420 South First Street Saturday Only 8am-5pm Closing Business Davis Chemicals all kinds of things from 23 years in business, some household
SIDNEY 507 N West Ave. Friday and Saturday 9am? MOVING SALE!! Household items, appliances, antique gate leg table, women's petite clothes, and miscellaneous items.
PIQUA, 201 Janet Drive, Thursday & Friday, 9am5pm; Saturday, 9amNoon. washer, dryer, TVs, TV stand, futon, dinette, bathroom vanity, shower doors, lights, collectable's, discounted Mary Kay cosmetics, clothes, and lots of miscellaneous
PIQUA 906 W Grant Street, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday 9am-4pm, Estate Sale! Everything priced to go! New items added daily! Quilting material, crafts, furniture, clothing, kitchen appliances, and much more!
TROY 110 East Canal Street Thursday, Friday and Saturday 9am-4pm Huge Multi Family, Baseball cards, NASCAR collectable's, antiques, furniture, dishes, tools, toys, books, fishing equipment, knives, jewelry, clothes, and much more, something for everyone
PIQUA, 511 Gill Street, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday 8am-3pm, HUGE MAN CAVE SALE!!! beer signs, steins, lights, glassware, camping and fishing gear. Mantiques, collectibles, and much much more!! No Early Birds Please!
SIDNEY 1521 Beck Drive. Friday and Saturday 9-2. PS3 with games and accessories, 1966 Framus 5/150 Star bass, Samsung 5 disc 5.1 wireless home theater, Toshiba satellite laptop with accessories, Marto Duncan MacLeod Katana, RC car with accessories, antique oak drafting table, 1870's rifles, N scale train layout, many spools, sulky embroidery thread, stabilizer, fabric, candles, new large bath towels, ladies hankies, home decor, table linens and napkins, books, craft items, clothes. No early sales please.
PIQUA, 6195 Free Rd., Thursday through Saturday 9am-5pm, Lots of good things, jeans, clothes, plenty of lady's clothes, storm doors, Hague water softener, carport.
PIQUA, 713 Lambert Drive & 1808 Carol Drive, Friday 9am-4pm, Saturday 9am-1pm, So big we need 2 locations! Antique furniture, shaker style furniture, Victorian sofa sleeper, roll top computer desk, lots of household items, crafts, books, TVs, miscellaneous. PIQUA, 747 Downing Street, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday 9-2. Clothes, toys, knick knacks, and more!
Real Estate Auction
SIDNEY, 2801 North Broadway, Friday, 8am-2pm and Saturday, 9am-1pm. Highchair, king & twin sheet sets, XL scrubs, throw rugs, boy's clothes 12M-3T, riding toys, boy's shoes 2-8, ball pit, miscellaneous.
Country Site- 7 Acres
At 10870 N. Troy Sidney Road. From I-75 exit 83 at Co Rd 25A north to Troy-Sidney, then ¼ mi to sale site.
440 Wanted to Buy WANTING TO buy a home in Piqua with Owner Financing for the length of the loan. Stable employment, excellent credit. Looking for 2+ bedrooms, >1000 sq. ft. in good condition in a nice neighborhood. 2 car garage, nice size yard. Able to pass all inspections. 3% down at current market rate. $80,000, (937)264-1412 firstname.lastname@example.org.
PIQUA, Participating homes are on Parkway, Park Avenue, Beckert, Carol, Britton, Carlyle, Willshire, Westview, Dubois, And Clifton, Friday & Saturday, July 20th & July 21st, 9am-?, Join the fun, See you there!!
PIQUA, 521 North Downing. Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday 8am-3pm Moving sale, sofa, chairs, twin bed, collectable dollhouse miniatures, women's and girls clothing, saxophone, books, CDs, jewelry, and too much to list
TROY, nice home on Forrest Lane, priced for quick sale (937)552-9351
MONDAY, AUG 6, 6:00 PM REAL ESTATE: A 7 acre wooded tract bounded by two streams improved with a 1957 ranch home w/ full basement plus a 24x30 garage. A Miami Co home with possibilities for your future. TERMS: Appraised by the Miami Co auditor for $159,000 & offered w/ a minimum bid of $95,000, Downpayment day of the auction is $9,500 & the balance within 30 days. Call Jerry Stichter, Auctioneer-Realtor, Garden Gate Realty to view this home & receive a bidder’s packet or go to the website at www.stichterauctions.com for more details.
OPEN HOUSE: Sun, Jul 29, 1-3pm 270 Sales and Marketing
Wayne & Mary Simon, Owners
270 Sales and Marketing 2302084
EXPERIENCED HARDSCAPE FOREMAN
Garage Sale DIRECTORY
330 Office Space
425 Houses for Sale
300 - Real Estate
Please call (419)222-8692 Monday-Friday 8am-5pm
PIQUA, ground floor, 1 bedroom efficiency, utilities paid, $125 week plus deposit. Appliances f u r n i s h e d . (937)418-1891
Chambers Leasing 1-800-526-6435
• Up to 39 cpm with
All No Touch Loads
Please apply to:
PIQUA, clean, freshly painted, 2 bedroom, upstairs, W/D hookup, reasonable heat/cooling, $425 (937)773-7311
PIQUA, 434 South Downing, first floor, 2-3 bedrooms, yard, $400 month + deposit, (937)773-4076.
Lifting/ Manual Labor with experience in small construction equipment including skid steer, fork lift and front end loader desired. Competitive Wages and benefits offered.
PIQUA, nice upstairs 1 bedroom, 610 North Wayne Street, $360, (937)778-0933.
Apply in person: 2 N. Market Street Downtown Troy
2 BEDROOM in Troy, Stove, refrigerator, W/D, A/C, very clean, no pets. $525. (937)573-7908
2 BEDROOM, appliances, air, garage, lawn care. $535 plus deposit, no pets. Call (937)492-5271.
Applications will only be accepted Monday thru Friday 8am-5pm.
1/2 DOUBLE, Regency Court, Covington. 2 bedroom, 1 floor, garage. No pets, (937)473-5208.
No Phone Calls Please
Call: (937)339-8624 The West Milton Veterinary Clinic is seeking a part time receptionist/ veterinary assistant to work 25–30 a week. Must demonstrate exceptional customer service skills. Veterinary assistant certification preferred but not required.
We offer competitive wages and an excellent benefit package.
A RETIREMENT... AFTER 43 YEARS!
AUCTIONS & APPRAISALS
This position is full time with salary and commission. Benefits, company cell phone and mileage reimbursement are also available.
TROY, 1261 Peters Road, Saturday, 10am-6pm, Lots of Furniture, hand tools, Household items, office supplies, cooking utensils, men's clothing XL3-XL5, Must sell all to be ready to Move!!! TROY, 1642 Brook Park Road. Saturday Only 8am-3pm. Rocking chair, dishes, garden hose, household items, and kids things TROY 1672 North Road Thursday, Friday and Saturday 9am-5pm Moving Sale, antique chest, 2 couches, bamboo furniture set, kid's toys, Xbox 360, pool accessories, exercise equipment, clothes, bicycle, grill, lots of miscellaneous, priced to sell TROY, 632 South Children's Home Road, Friday & Saturday, 9am-2pm. Girl's clothing 4-14, boy's clothing up to size 12 including baby, women's MXL, XBox games, toys, baby swing, furniture, exercise equipment, Longenberger, much more!
Hunting? Find it in
Classifieds that work
Due to a retirement, the Sidney Daily News, an award winning Ohio Community Media newspaper, has an opening available for an Outside Real Estate Sales Consultant. We are seeking an experienced sales professional who wishes to flourish in a career with an award winning sales team!
Candidates will have demonstrated experience in prospecting and growing an account list, handling incoming leads and closing sales. He or she will be skilled in envisioning big ideas, then executing advertising programs that attract customers and generate significant revenue. In addition to maintaining and growing existing relationships, candidates must possess expertise in working with clients on both strategic and creative levels. Candidates will have an in-depth understanding of print and online advertising and the desire to stay informed about area trends. An extensive knowledge of Shelby and Auglaize Counties is helpful. Four – five years sales experience, preferably in outside capacity, is required.
TROY 1099 Meadow Lane Friday and Saturday 8:30am-4pm Multi family, new wedding dress and accessories, furniture including bedroom set, miscellaneous pet cages, aquariums, craft items, girl's clothes thru size 6, household items, collectibles, tub stool and walker, Christmas, plus much more. Don't miss - clean sale
JERRY STICHTER Jerry Stichter Broker Associate of Garden Gate Realty (937)335-6758 www.stichterauctions.com
The successful candidate will manage a consultative sales approach through direct client contact. He or she will be motivated to meet and exceed personal sales goals through internet and media advertising in any and/or all of OCM’s publications.
SIDNEY, 6219 St. Rt. 29 East, 2 miles east of Court House on 29. Friday & Saturday 9am-6pm. Large barn & yard sale! Antiques, many collectibles, sleds, printed boxes, blue jars, old tins, signs, sofa, loveseat, sewing machine with table, lamps, power tools. too much to list!!!
You liked it so much, we're offering the SUMMER SALE through Labor Day! Advertise any single item* for sale**
Only $15 10 days Sidney Daily News 10 days Troy Daily News 10 Days Piqua Daily Call 2 weeks Weekly Record Herald (*1 item limit per advertisement **excludes: garage sales, real estate, Picture It Sold) 2299231
Offer expires Sept 3, 2012.
Available only by calling
For quickest consideration, please email resume to: email@example.com. No phone calls, please! EOE 2301328
Saturday, July 21, 2012
PLACE YOUR AD IN THE CLASSIFIEDS THAT WORK 877-844-8385 OR ON THE WEB AT WWW.DAILYCALL.COM • PIQUA DAILY CALL
500 - Merchandise
PLAYER PIANO with bench, excellent condition, approx 200 rolls, $1200, (937)368-2290
To advertise in the Classifieds That Work Service & Business Directory please call: 877-844-8385 660 Home Services
LOCALLY OWNED AND OPERATED
ANY TYPE OF REMODELING 2298425
30 Years experience!
OHIO CCW CLASS. NRA certified instructors. Next class is July 21st. Call or email us today. firstname.lastname@example.org. (937)498-9662.
(937) 232-7816 (260) 273-6223
Amos Schwartz Construction
Amy E. Walker, D.V.M. 937-418-5992
Call for a free damage inspection.
Mobile Veterinary Service Treating Dogs, Cats & Exotics
We will work with your insurance.
Gutter & Service
TREE & LAWN CARE & ROOFING & SIDING SPECIALIST
1002 N. Main St. Sidney, Ohio 45365
YEAR ROUND TREE WORK
CALL TODAY! (937)418-4712 or (937)710-5277 1144 Fisher Dr., Piqua, OH 45356
Call today for FREE estimate Fully Insured Repairs • Cleaning • Gutter Guard
• Professional Tree Planting • Professional Tree Injection • Tree Removal • Stump Removal • Dead Wooding • Snow Removal • Tree Cabling • Landscaping • Shrubs • Mulching • Hauling • Land Clearing • Roofing Specialist
Cell: 937-308-6334 • Office: 937-719-3237
• Metal Roofing • Sales & Service • Standing Seam Snap Lock Panels
BEWARE OF STORM CHASERS!!!
Affordable Roofing & Home Improvements
Small #Basements #Siding #Doors #Barns
AREA ASPHALT SEALCOAT
(937) 418-7361 • (937) 773-1213 25 Year Experience - Licensed & Bonded Wind & Hail Damage - Insurance Approved
(937) 339-1902 or (937) 238-HOME
Sealcoat, paint strips, crack fill, pothole repair. Commercial and Residential
Free Estimates • Fully Insured • 17 Years of Home Excellence
• New Roof & Roof Repair • Painting • Concrete • Hauling • Demo Work • New Rubber Roofs All Types of Interior/Exterior Construction & Maintenance
Call now for Summer & Fall Specials or (937)622-2920 email@example.com
Sullenberger Pest Control
(937) 473-2847 Pat Kaiser (937) 216-9332
660 Home Services
Residential/Commercial Licensed & Insured
• Roofing • Windows • Kitchens • Sunrooms
• Spouting • Metal Roofing • Siding • Doors
• Baths • Awnings • Concrete • Additions
CALL TODAY FOR FREE ESTIMATE
A&E Home Services LLC
PAVING, REPAIR & SEALCOATING DRIVEWAYS PARKING LOTS
Pole BarnsErected Prices: •30x40x12 with 2 doors, $9,900 •40x64x14 with 2 doors, $16,000 ANY SIZE AVAILABLE!
Any type of Construction:
Insurance jobs welcome • FREE Estimates
STORM DAMAGE? Roofing and siding, mention this ad and get 10% off your storm damage claim.
Bankruptcy Attorney Emily M. Greer, Esq. Concentration on Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Law for over 15 years Free Consultation ~ Affordable Rates
937-620-4579 Call to find out what your options are today!
New Roofs Repairs Re-roofs Tear-offs Chimney Flashing
Sparkle Clean Cleaning Service
Residential Commercial New Construction Bonded & Insured
MINIMUM CHARGES APPLY
655 Home Repair & Remodel
starting at $
For 75 Years
937-493-9978 Free Inspections
Let us help
CLEAN OUT your garage
419.501.2323 or 888.313.9990 www.visitingangels.com/midwestohio 2295813
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Tammy Welty (937)857-4222
Residential Commercial Industrial
655 Home Repair & Remodel
• Mowing • Edging • Trimming Bushes • Mulching • Hauling • Brush Removal • BobCat Work
New or Existing Install - Grade Compact
Piqua, Ohio 937-773-0637
Install - Repair Replace - Crack Fill Seal Coat
BERNICE & Black Lab puppies, 2 females, ready to go, $50. (937)448-0522 CHOCOLATE LAB, full blooded 2 year old male, all shots current, neutered, free to good home. Call (937)573-6500. DACHSHUND AKC registered miniature puppies, 1 male, 2 females, born May 14th. $375 females, $350 males. (419)375-1316
BICYCLE, Mongoose 24 inch, 18 speed, brand new seat, brand new, rode 4 times, $85, (937)778-9737 DOOR OPENER, garage, used - can install. Call (937)295-3553.
GERMAN SHEPHERD, female, 2 years. Great with kids and animals. AKC. Mostly black, $250 OBO. (2) ferrets. One male all white, female is gray and black very large cage and play pen included $200 OBO. (937)623-3409. KITTEN, free (1) lonely short hair female tabby, all siblings found good homes, beautifully marked, 12 weeks (937)473-2122
HANDICAP LIFT for scooter, $300; Paragrave engraver, $1500 (937)339-0208
KITTENS, free! 9 weeks old, 1 male, 1 female. Black with green eyes. Litter trained, so cute & fun! (937)541-9179.
LIFT CHAIR, Like new Pride Lift chair, $500, (937)419-9472
POM PUG mix puppies, born 6/1, $75 each. Call (937)489-1116.
LIFT CHAIR. condition. (937)606-2106
PUPPIES, 3/4 poodle, 1/4 Jack Russell pups. Nonshedding, small & very loving pups. 1st shots and wormed. One female and one male. Will make great pets, $200, (419)236-8749.
NASCAR TICKETS, Indianapolis Brickyard 400 tickets for Sunday July 29th, front grandstand in shade, 5 available, $90 each, face value, (937)596-6257
580 Musical Instruments GUITAR, 2010 Gibson Les Paul with case; Marshall Haze amp stack. Both 99% new, $2500 (937)308-6723 no calls after 5pm GUITARS, ESP MH-103QM, superstrat $125, Squire telecaster, maple neck $100, Yamaha, $75, Gibson ES-335 studio 1988, $850, Guitar effect, Digitech RP500, $150, (937)418-0347 PA, includes Unitec rack, Peavey PV2000, Tapco J-800 poweramps, 12 channel Peavey board, EQ, crossover, compressor, power supply, $775, (937)418-0347 PIANO and bench, Kimball low profile, upright, full keyboard, excellent condition, (937)773-3054
PUPPIES, Black Lab mix 8 weeks old, female, have 1st shots, excellent with children, $50, (937)367-1313
586 Sports and Recreation ALUMINUM CANOE, Sea Nymph, 17 foot, $350. Call (937)773-3054 CCW Class: July 28th & 29th or Sept. 15th & 16th, at Piqua Fish and Game, Spiker Rd., Piqua $60 firstname.lastname@example.org. (937)760-4210.
FIREARM, Antique, WW2 Trophy brought back by GI, 16ga youth, Double barrel with hammers, excellent markings/ engravings, will accept best offer must see to appreciate, (937)573-7955 make appointment
Picture it Sold To advertise in the Classifieds That Work Picture it Sold please call: 877-844-8385
GRAVEL & STONE
Roofing • Siding • Windows
Shredded Topsoil Fill Dirt Available Saturday
Gutters • Doors • Remodel Voted #1 in Shelby County by Sidney Daily News Readers
WE DELIVER Backhoe Services
665 Lawn, Garden, Landscaping
Smitty’s Lawn Care
583 Pets and Supplies
“All Our Patients Die”
Continental Contractors FREE ES AT ESTIM
Personal • Comfort ~ Flexible Hourly Care ~ ~ Respite Care for Families ~
(See Us For Do-It-Yourself Products)
Gravel Hauled, Laid & Leveled Driveways & Parking Lots
WE KILL BED BUGS!
937.492.8003 • 937.726.2868
Berry Roofing Service
10 Year Warranty on Labor FREE Estimates
I am a debt relief agency. I help people file for bankruptcy relief under the United States Bankruptcy Code.
LIVE-IN NURSES AIDE to comfort clients in their own home, stays to the end. 20 years experience, references. Dee at (937)751-5014.
Eric Jones, Owner
25 Years Experience Registered & Insured FREE ESTIMATES
Roofing • Drywall • Painting Plumbing • Remodels • Flooring 2299389
A simple, affordable, solution to all your home needs.
Driveways Sidewalks Patios, Flat Work Etc.
Roofing, remodeling, siding, add-ons, interior remodeling and cabintets, re-do old barns, new home construction, etc.
Commercial / Residential
“WE REPAIR METAL ROOFS”
ALL YOUR ROOFING NEEDS: Seamless Gutters • Re-roofs • Siding• Tear Offs New Construction • Call for your FREE estimate
Ask about our Friends & Neighbors discounts
CHICKENS, American game, chicks $2, Laying Pair $10 or $6 each, (937)693-6763
#Repairs Large and #Room Additions #Kitchens/Baths #Windows #Garages
SOFA, reclines on both ends, burgundy plaid, good condition $135 (937)552-7115
GLYNN FELTNER, OWNER • LICENSED • BONDED • FULLY INSURED
UPRIGHT PIANO and bench, Everett, excellent condition. $1000 (937)440-9198.
575 Live Stock
Providing Quality Service Since 1989
• 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
CHILDREN 2 YRS AND UP 40 HOURS $70 WEEK 25 HOURS AND LESS $30 WEEK
INFANTS 0-2 YEARS 40 HOURS $70 WEEK 25 HOURS AND LESS $30 WEEK
FURNITURE, Entire house full of furniture and garage full of tools for sale (MOVING) (937)573-7955
SPEAKERS, 2 Peavey SP118 subwoofers $300, 2 Yamaha SM15H2 Monitors $300, 1 Peavey SP5G $115, Carvin 1542 Monitor $120, (937)418-0347
560 Home Furnishings
K I D S P L AC E
DO YOU HAVE MISSING SHINGLES OR STORM DAMAGE? Call Walt for a FREE Estimate Today
Wants roofing, siding, windows, doors, repair old floors, just foundation porches, decks, garages, room additions.
615 Business Services
FIREARM, Antique, WW2 Trophy brought back by GI, 16ga youth, Double barrel with hammers, excellent markings/ engravings, will accept best offer must see to appreciate, (937)573-7955 make appointment
675 Pet Care
660 Home Services
600 - Services
660 Home Services
580 Musical Instruments
1997 FORD COACHMAN CATALINA RV 460 gas engine, slideout, 34 feet, dual air, generator, 26K original miles, newer tires. Asking $22,000. (937)773-9526
2003 BUICK CENTURY Cloth interior, good gas mileage, new tires, A/C, only 92,000 miles, asking $5200. Call (937)684-0555
Roofing, Windows, Siding, Fire & Water Restoration
2002 DODGE 3500
•Refrigerators •Stoves •Washers & Dryers •Dishwashers • Repair & Install Air Conditioning
1 ton dually, regular cab, 5.9 liter engine, 5 speed, 5th wheel trailer hitch, extra clean, white, stainless steel simulators, 122,000 miles $7500. Call (937)684-0555
$10 OFF Service Call until August 31, 2012 with this coupon
2010 TOYOTA COROLLA S Sunroof, Bluetooth, auxiliary input, IPOD connection, satellite radio. Show room condition! Only 16,000 miles! One owner. $16,300. (937)313-3361
PIQUA DAILY CALL • PLACE YOUR AD IN THE CLASSIFIEDS THAT WORK 877-844-8385 OR ON THE WEB AT WWW.DAILYCALL.COM 586 Sports and Recreation
POOL TABLE, 3/4" slate, $500.00, (937)418-8727
592 Wanted to Buy
BUYING: 1 piece or entire estates: Vintage costume or real jewelry, toys, pottery, glass, advertisements. Call Melisa (937)710-4603.
800 - Transportation
1991 FORD Mustang LX, Automatic, V8, CD Player, chrome rims, 59,000 miles, winter stored. $6,000 OBO (937)773-7050 1992 GMC Sierra C1500, 165k miles, $2000. Call (937)335-6033.
1997 HONDA Civic EX, 4 door sedan, auto, one owner, non-smoker, 237,000 miles, excellent condition, reliable transportation, new brakes, tires, A/C, sunroof, remote start, sell for KBB $2,875 (937)789-8473
2002 CHRYSLER Concorde, Silver, Very good shape except needs Sensor pack in Transmission, 158,000 miles, asking $1200, (937)726-2773
2003 BMW Z4 3.0i Roadster, low miles, 6 cylinder, 6 speed, red exterior, black leather interior, Pirelli Runflats, (937)307-3777
2003 PONTIAC Sunfire, Silver, new brakes, rotors, front struts, Good on gas, 2.2 liter, 103,000 miles, $5000 firm, after 4pm (937)622-1300
810 Auto Parts & Accessories TIRES, good, used, sizes 14's, 15's, and 16's, call (937)451-2962 anytime!
WHEEL CHAIR LIFT, Ricon electric, hydraulic for full size van, used, asking $450 OBO (937) 216-2771
850 Motorcycles/Mopeds 1983 KAWASAKI, 440 runs good, $500.00 (937)418-8727
1998 HARLEY DAVIDSON Dyna Convertible, Sinister Blue, 14,000 miles. 80 C.I., 5 speed, Original Owner selling for health reasons, removable saddle bags and windshield, many upgrades and options, all original parts and service records, bike is like new for 1/2 the price. $8800 OBO, (937)552-7704.
2004 HARLEY DAVIDSON 1200 Sportster Roadster, red, 27,000 miles. Like new, touring seat, windshield, saddle bags, luggage rack, custom pipes. Well maintained! $4200. (937)541-3145.
2005 KAWASAKI Vulcan Meanstreak. 10,000 miles. Excellent condition. 1600cc, fuel injected, Vance and Hines pipes, power commander, new tires. $6000 OBO. (937)638-9070
890 Trucks 1997 TOYOTA Tacoma, black, 138,400 miles. V-6, gas, auto, 4/4 short bed, $2000. (937)368-2369
LEGAL NOTICES NOTICE OF LIQUOR PERMIT APPLICATION
Notice is hereby given that the City of Piqua is in receipt of a D1 Liquor License FROM CASSANOS, 1577 COVINGTON AVENUE, PIQUA, OHIO 45356. Any comments or objections to this license should be submitted to the CLERK OF COMMISSION, 201 w. Water Street, Piqua, Ohio 45356 no later than 5:00 P.M. on MONDAY, AUGUST 6, 2012. LUCINDA L. FESS, MAYOR CITY OF PIQUA, OHIO REBECCA J. COOL CLERK OF COMMISSION
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REGULAR PIQUA CITY COMMISSION MEETING TUESDAY, JULY 17, 2012
APPROVAL OF MINUTES (Approved) Approval of the minutes from the July 3, 2012 Regular City Commission Meeting
ORD. NO. 10-12 (2nd Reading) (Given 2nd Reading 7-17-2012) An Ordinance authorizing the Modification of the First Ward, Second Ward, Third Ward, Fourth Ward, and Fifth Ward Boundaries ORD NO. 11-12 (1st Reading) (Adopted) An Ordinance amending Section 77.01 – Traffic Schedules Adopted, Schedule II and Schedule IV of the Piqua Code, relating to through streets and fourway stop intersections pertaining to the Garbry Road/Looney Road intersection RES. NO. R-103-12 (Adopted) A Resolution of Intent to vacate public right-of-way RES. NO. R-104-12 (Adopted) A Resolution awarding a contract to Walnut Grove Playgrounds for the purchase of park equipment at Mote Park at a cost not to exceed $29,000.00 RES. NO. R-105-12 (Adopted) A Resolution authorizing preliminary legislation with the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) for the programming of the North Main Street Streetscape Project RES. NO. R-106-12 (Adopted) A Resolution acquiring the services of Power System Engineering, Inc. to provide Professional Engineering Service for the City RES. NO. R-107-12 (Adopted) A Resolution authorizing permission to conduct business with Silver Fox Logo Wear RES. NO. R-108-12 (Adopted) A Resolution requesting authorization to enter into an agreement with Milton Township, Mahoning County, Ohio for the purchase of two 2009 Chevrolet Tahoe Police Patrol vehicles ADJOURNMENT
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Don’t cancel Basement renovation out your credit Kathy Henne Re/Max Finest You might assume that the fewer credit cards you have, the higher your credit score could be. Because of that assumption, some buyers preparing to apply for a home loan mistakenly cancel one or more credit cards. Why would this be a bad idea? It has to do with the ratio of your debt to your available credit. Here's a simple example: Let's say that you have four credit cards, each with a $10,000 limit, giving you $40,000 available credit. If you have a total of $20,000 charges to those accounts, you are using 50% of your limit. By canceling one of those cards, you now have $30,000
available credit. That same $20,000 in charges now equates to over 66% of your total credit, which represents and adverse effect on the debt-to-credit ratio. You have essentially reduced your credit without reducing your debt and possibly raising a red flag on your mortgage application. By canceling the credit account, you reduce your "wiggle room" and cut your credit score, which could result in the lender demanding a higher interest rate or offering a smaller loan amount. Real estate agents are not necessarily loan specialists, but most agents work very closely with their clients to help them find the best lender. Ask the agent you are working with for a recommendation, and get in touch with a lender well in advance of visiting your first potential home.
BY DORIS A. BLACK Turning an unfinished basement into a comfortable living space can be a rewarding adventure. Whether you need the extra space to accommodate an office, entertainment room or for growing children to use as bedrooms, you’ll need to set a financial budget and plan accordingly. Planning for function is the most important step in the remodeling process. Gather everyone who might use the space and ask them to make a list of elements they would like included into the new space. Choose common elements and decide if they will fit into the budget. Once an overall plan is set, look at each piece of the puzzle one at a time. For example, if the basement is to be divided between bedroom space and entertainment space, each will have its own special requirements for lighting, storage and seating. Both spaces should be comfortable and cheerful. One of the hardest elements to incorporate into a basement is natural lighting. Every effort should be made to include windows in the plan, especially in a bedroom so the occupant doesn’t feel like they are living in a cave. If typical small-sized basement windows exist, enlarge them. A good rule of thumb to remember is this: A window area should be at least one-tenth the size of the room. To decorate, use light-colored paneling and paint so the space won’t seem dreary. Don’t forget the trim work either. Molding around the perimeter of the ceiling or a chair rail can add a special detail to a basement. Seating should be comfortable and arranged in groupings. Include plenty of storage space for games, sports equipment and books. The space under the stairs can be fit with shelving for storage if closet space is unavailable. Do try to include a
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Completely remodeled 1,394 SF offers refinished hardwood fls in liv & din rms, eat-in kitchen, 1.5 baths & 2 beds. Fenced yard, shed, covered porch. Dir: Main St. to East on High. $59,900.
Looking for a country home at the right price, this is it; Alvada 3 BDRM, 2 BA Ranch approx. 1500 SF of living space w/many updates such as remodeled kitchen with beauti- Stanley ful custom made cabinets, updated baths + much more, lg. yard, almost 3/4 Acre. Priced at only $124,900, don’t ABR, SFR wait, won’t last. DIR: From Piqua go East on Rte 36 to 937-237-5900 South on Troy Sidney to 5290 on the right. 937-974-5844
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Cozy 1.5 story, 2BR home on 2 acres of land with extra large Josh Maxwell 2-story barn, second story could be finished for additional liv- 937-570-1135 ing space. 2 extra rooms could be 3rd & 4th BRs or study. Deck and pond. Many updates including kitchen, bath, flooring throughout, and new roof on house and barn. All appliances including washer & dryer. Storage shed, 2 electric hook ups for camping located on land. Dir: I-75, go east on Ash St (SR 36), take right on Looney, Left on Garbry. Hope to see you there.
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1522 Andover, Piqua
WOW! Come see this 3BR/1.5BA brick ranch with a renovated eat in kitchen & mobile island, nice dining room. New paint and flooring throughout the home. Updated landscaping, fence, shed, 1 car attached garage. This home is ready to move in with nothing to do! From town go west on South St. to left on Candlewood Blvd. to left on Amherst Ave. to left on Marlboro Ave. to right on Andover Ave. $79,900.
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222 W. ASH ST., PIQUA, OH
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Immaculate home! Large 3 bedrooms, bath and a half, eat-in kitchen with custom cabinets. Everything is updated. Front and rear porches. $99,900. Dir: 25 to Riverside to L. on Downing to R. on Park to L. on Lincoln to L. on Elm.
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closet in a basement bedroom. For entertaining, you might want to consider the addition of a wet bar or a small kitchen. Use apartment-sized appliances and fixtures that require less space. Cabinet space for storage and countertops for food preparation and serving will be needed as well. Lighting adds atmosphere to a room. In a basement with a dropped ceiling, recessed lighting is attractive for general illumination. Floor or table lamps should also be provided for reading or handiwork. Add a hanging lamp over a game table for cards or craft projects. The electrical requirements of the space will depend on how it is used. As a media center, you’ll want ample outlets for a television, VCR player, DVD player and stereo. If a computer with Internet access will be used in the bedroom, you’ll need ample electrical outlets there, too, along with a phone jack. Don’t forget a smoke alarm. If you choose the type that is hard-wired into the house, be sure to mention it to the electrician.
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1009 MAPLE ST.
DRASTIC PRICE REDUCTION and waiting for a new buyer. 4 bedrooms, 1.5 baths, 1 story home, garage, full basement, walkup attic on a double lot. Walk to park, church, etc. Unbelievably priced at $99,000. Dir: W on Park Ave., R on Washington, R on Maple.
Sandra Christy GRI, CRS 418-5574 665-1800
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1508 AMHERST AVE.
Move In Condition!! Seller has invested over $19,000 in upgrades, appliances & updates since purchased in 2009. New kitchen features all stainless steel appliances & ceramic tile flooring. New trim, interior doors, light fixtures, window treatments, carpeting, wood laminate, electric panel, roof & more! Washer & Dryer included! Nothing left to do except move your stuff in!! $89,900.
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For Life Most animals have more than one mate throughout their life. The bald eagle is one of the few exceptions. They generally mate for life. Courting begins for bald eagles in early April. During this time, pairs of eagles may be seen flying high into the air, diving down and locking talons. Once they find a mate, bald eagles stay with that mate until they die, unless that mate cannot bear young. Then they might look for a mate that can. After all, having eaglets is an important part of an eagle’s life.
Fact or Fiction?
List 10 words that rhyme with “mate.”
Valentine’s Day is a time for lovebirds, couples in love. Did you know, however, that there is an actual species of lovebirds? The small birds form strong bonds with both their mate and their owners. Here are some questions about lovebirds. How many can you answer correctly? 1) Lovebirds have been around for 100 or so years. Fact or Fiction?
10. Some answers: ate, bait, date, fate, gait, gate, hate, late, rate, wait
2) Lovebirds are a type of dove. Fact or Fiction?
3) There are nine species of lovebirds. Fact or Fiction?
Name That Animal
4) Most species of lovebirds come from Africa. Fact or Fiction?
5) Three species of lovebirds make good pets. Fact or Fiction?
6) Lovebirds have green bodies. Fact or Fiction?
Few animals mate for life. There are some that come close, though. Each of the following is one such animal. Fill in the blanks to name that animal.
7) Lovebirds have a blunt tail and a large beak. Fact or Fiction?
8) Lovebirds live in large flocks. Fact or Fiction? 9) Lovebirds eat mostly worms. Fact or Fiction?
10) Lovebirds live 50 to 75 years. Fact or Fiction? Answers: 1) Fact, 2) Fiction, lovebirds are a type of parrot, 3) Fact, 4) Fact, 5) Fact, they are the peachfaced lovebird, the masked lovebird and Fischer’s lovebird, 6) Fiction, some lovebirds have bodies in colors other than green, 7) Fact, 8) Fiction, they live in small flocks, 9) Fiction, they eat fruit, vegetables, grasses and seeds, 10) Fiction, lovebirds live 10 to 15 years
Jokes and Riddles
What is a parrot’s favorite game?
What fish go to heaven when they die?
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