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Fallen Troy soldier recalled Family shares fond memories of loved one BY DAVID FONG Ohio Community Media TROY — Sandy Wheelock stared down at the tiny figure standing in front of her, clad from head-to-toe in a black ninja costume. From behind the black ninja mask, with eyes beaming, came a muffled voice: “I checked everything out, Mom. Everything is OK.” “He would always wear that little ninja costume with a wooden spoon tucked in his belt because I didn’t like guns,” Wheelock said. “He would play

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outside and when he would come in, he would tell me, ‘I checked everything out, Mom. Everything is OK.’ He was always worried about protecting me. His whole life, that’s how he was — he was always worRICE ried about protecting his mom and his sisters.” That was more than 15 years ago, when Jeffrey Rice was a young man DAVID FONG/OHIO COMMUNITY MEDIA PHOTO growing up in Troy. On July 19, Army Aunt Kathy Pencil, niece Ali Rice and sister Wendy Pfc. Rice, 24, lost his life while serving in Rice share memories Monday of Army Pfc. Jeffrey Afghanistan as a part of Operation EnRice, who was killed July 19 while serving in during Freedom. Early Sunday morning, Afghanistan as a part of Operation Enduring Freedom. See Fallen soldier/Page 3 Pfc. Rice was a 2007 Troy High School graduate.


City man arraigned in road rage case


PHS groups plan car wash Saturday

Suspect allegedly ran over cyclist

PIQUA — The Piqua High School percussion and color guard will host a car wash and bake sale from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at O’Reilly Auto Parts, 631 W. Water St. Donations will be accepted for both the car wash and the bake sale. All proceeds will be used to purchase equipment needed for the upcoming season.


Covington farmers market suspended


A pair of swimmers seem oblivious to the rain as they swim at Kiser Lake on Tuesday afternoon. More muchCOVINGTON — Be- needed rain is in the forecast for today. See full forecast on Page 3. cause of the drought and extreme heat, the farmers market in Covington has been suspended for the rest of the season. Covington officials report the market, which of Englewood to provide the soft- that it’s immediately available and was held on Fridays, is ware services at a cost of $10,722. it is the lowest cost of the options expected to return next Busse said the other company to reviewed,” Busse said. summer. submit a proposal was DR Frey, On a vote of 5-1, with council which quoted a price of $24,247 for member Lois Newman voting BY TOM MILLHOUSE Correction the installation of the software and against the measure, council auNews Editor training. He explained a third op- thorized Busse to enter into a conAn article published in tion, the state’s UAN package was tract with CMI. the July 18 Piqua Daily The need for the new software COVINGTON — Acting on a staff rejected because the programs Call regarding county would not be available until later in package arose when the current recommendation, Covington Village maintenance workers in2013. supplier, Ohio Software of ColumCouncil on Monday night approved vestigated for thefts inac“Carmen (Siefring) and I both bus, informed the village last month curately stated items a contract to replace the village’s were seized by authorities current financial and payroll soft- recommend to council that we pur- of its intention to terminate busichase the financial and payroll ness relations with the village at from the homes of three ware. package from CMI due to its ability the end of the year. The notice folVillage Administrator Mike workers who remain on paid administrative leave. Busse and Financial Officer Car- to meet all of our current and future lowed council action earlier this Items were only seized men Siefring recommended the vil- needs, its compatibility with our See Covington Council/Page 6 from the homes of Jarrod lage enter into a contract with CMI new utility billing software, the fact Harrah, the county’s former facilities and safety director, and Bruce Ball, a team leader. The Call apologizes for the error.

Covington Council OKs software

Contract awarded to Englewood company

Two women in court for stealing from groups

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Money stolen from Piqua Catholic PTO, Troy Main Street BY WILL E SANDERS Staff Writer TROY — Two women, both accused of stealing money from the organizations they once served, faced a judge in common pleas court Monday in unrelated cases, the first involving Piqua Catholic Schools and the second in-

volving Troy Main Street. Antoinette M. Lawson, 54, formerly of Piqua and now residing in Crestview, Fla., received a community control sanction term of five years since her crimes were not punishable with prison time, according to state law. However, Judge Christopher Gee ordered she serve 60 days in jail and provided a warning that should she not complete her probation successfully, she faces 17 months in

prison. Lawson, convicted of the crime in May, stole approximately $114,000 from from the parent teacher organization at Piqua Catholic Schools over a four-year period when she acted as a school volunteer. She was indicted by a Miami County grand jury Dec. 3 with the fourth-degree felony and she faces a prison sentence of between six to 18 months in prison. See Stealing/Page 3

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TROY — Months after an incident of road rage near the North Main Street Bridge in Piqua left a motorcyclist seriously injured, a Piqua m a n faced a judge at his a r raignment in c o m m o n MOORE pleas court Monday after authorities say he used his vehicle as a weapon. Originally charged with one count of felonious assault, the suspect, Jason Moore, 28, entered a plea of not guilty during his arraignment to one count of aggravated assault, a fourth-degree felony. The charge carries a sentence of between six and 18 months in prison. Moore, who is scheduled for a July 30 pretrial conference, remains behind bars on a $100,000 bond. See Road rage/Page 3

Piqua man avoids prison on gun charge


prison time at his sentencing hearing in common pleas court Monday and instead received a TROY — A distraught two-year probation senPiqua man who threat- tence. ened Scott D. Bierly, 32, his excould have been given up girlto a year in prison for his friend conviction of attempted a n d improper handling of a her fafirearm, a felony of the ther fifth-degree. with a The man was originally shotcharged with two counts g u n BIERLY of improper handling of a along See Gun case/Page 6 with the police avoided



Wednesday, July 25, 2012




Fred A. Tamplin Sr.

Naim A. Balta, MD

He was a c a r e e r t r u c k driver, having driven for Piqua Milling, General Highway Express, and retired from Central Transport. Fred was a co-founder of the Shawnee Reunions, and enjoyed riding motorcycles, woodworking, and time spent with his family, grandchildren and great-granddaughter. He was a loving husband, dad, grandpa, and great-papaw. A funeral service to honor his life will be conducted at 10 a.m. Friday at the Jamieson & Yannucci Funeral Home with the Rev. Jack Chalk officiating. Burial will follow in Fletcher Cemetery, where full military honors will be conducted by the Veterans Elite Tribute Squad. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, 15120 Collections Center Dr., Chicago, IL 60693; or the American Lung Association, 4050 Executive Park Dr., Suite 402, Cincinnati, OH 45241. Condolences to the family may also be expressed through

Charles A. Christian TROY — Charles A. Christian, 88, of Troy, died Saturday, July 21, 2012, at Koester Pavilion of Troy. He was b o r n June 9, 1924, in Potsdam, to the late E . A . CHRISTIAN a n d Carrie (Miller) Christian. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife of 66 years, Mary Ellen (Mohler) Christian on Feb. 25, 2009; and a sister, Joy Sweitzer. Mr. Christian is survived by sons and daughters-in-law, Doug and Sandy Christian of Troy and Bill and Julie Christian of Sidney; daughters, Beverly Christian of Marion, Ind. and Connie Christian and friend, Jane Hunt of Troy; five grandchildren. Kimberly Sizelove and Adrian VanAlphen of Greenwich, R,I., Melinda Sizelove of Hamilton, Christopher and Julie Sizelove of Falls Church, Va., Kelli and Mike Day of Dallas, Ga. and Beth and Don Groff of

Oakwood; great-grandchildren, Megan and Alexander VanAlphen, Sarah Distler, Zachary Knox, Jacob Philipot, Cimantha Veale, Makenzie Day, Ginnabeth Day, Easton Day, and Madeline Groff; one greatgreatgranddaughter, Ellie Distler. He was a U.S. Army veteran serving in World War II and was a member of the Franklin Masonic Lodge 14 F&AM of Troy. He was a tool and die maker with Laughter Corporation in Dayton. A memorial service will be held at 7:30 p.m. today at Baird Funeral Home in Troy with Pastor Andy Perry officiating. Military Honors will follow. Masonic Lodge services will be held at 7:15 p.m. Friends may call on the family from 5-7:15 p.m. prior to services. Private interment will take place at Sugar Grove Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or to Brukner Nature Center. Friends may express condolences to the family through

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BOCA RATON, Fla. — Naim A. Balta, MD, 83, formerly of Piqua, passed away peacefully July 16, 2012, at Hospice by the S e a , B o c a Raton, Fla. BALTA H e was born Sept. 10, 1928, in Istanbul, Turkey, to the late Mehmet and Muzaffer Balta. He married Frances G. (Cameron) Balta on May 25, 1963; she survives. Other survivors include his son, Jeffrey Naim Balta of Piqua and a grandson, Jacob Naim Balta of Sidney. He later married Gloria Ceo Balta, who also survives. Also surviving are her daughter and son-inlaw, Gloria and John Roggio and grandson, Anthony Roggio, of Port Saint Lucie, Fla.; and a son,

Lorraine M. Sweetman

LEBANON — Lorraine man of Lebanon, Arthur M. Sweetman, 85, of Sweetman of Lebanon, Lebanon, formerly of and Abigail Sweetman of Lebanon; and three greatPiqua, grandchildren. She was died at preceded in death by two 10:45 sisters and one brother. a . m . Lorraine was a member S u n of St. Boniface Catholic d a y , Church, Piqua. She was a July 22, homemaker. She was a 2012, loving mother and grandat Otmother. She loved to terbein spend time with her chilNursdren and grandchildren. i n g SWEETMAN A Mass of Christian Home, Burial will be held at 11 Lebanon. She was born in Bronx, a.m. Saturday at St. BoniN.Y. on Jan. 12, 1927, to face Church, Piqua with the late Theodore and the Rev. Fr. Angelo Helen Riempp. On Sept. Caserta as Celebrant. 27, 1950, in Yonkers, N.Y., Burial will follow in married George Miami Memorial Park, she Sweetman Sr. He pre- Covington. Friends may call from ceded her in death Dec. 9, 6-8 p.m. Friday at 1989. FuLorraine is survived by Melcher-Sowers two sons and daughters- neral Home, Piqua. in-law, George and Kathy Prayers will be held at 6 Sweetman Jr. of Piqua p.m. Friday at the funeral and Paul and Stacy home. Memorial contributions Sweetman, of Lebanon; one daughter and son-in- may be made to American law, Anna and Scott Cancer Society, SouthBeaney of Ft. Lauderdale, western Regional Office, Reading Road, Fla.; six grandchildren, 2808 Doug Sweetman of Piqua, Cincinnati, OH 45206. Eric Sweetman of Piqua, Condolences may be exstep-grandparents, Her- Patrick Sweetman of pressed to the family at bert and Gienett Manning. Lebanon, Rachael Sweet- She was a graduate of Troy High School and of the nursing education proSIDNEY — Minnie Webster, Rex and Henry; gram at Miami Jacobs. Peggy attended Ging- Koewler, 93, of 3003 W. and one sister, Annabell Road, Sidney, Pence. hamsburg Church in Tipp Cisco Mrs. Koewler retired City, and was formerly em- passed away at 9:50 p.m. Sunday, July 22, 2012, at from the Fair Haven ployed with Dayton Daily the Dorothy Love Retire- Shelby County Home, News. Services will be held at 1 ment Community in Sid- where she had worked in the housekeeping departp.m. Tuesday, July 31, ney. She was born Oct. 28, ment for many years. Ginghamsburg Church, South Campus ARK with 1918, in Shelby County, Minnie was of the Baptist John Jung officiating. In- the daughter of the late faith. A private family graveterment will be held in Elwood and Leatha (Herring) Pence. She was marside service will be held Riverside Cemetery, Troy. Memorial contributions ried to Wilbur C. Koewler, Thursday at Glen Cememay be made to the Peggy who preceded her in tery, Pt. Jefferson, with Manning Ruffner Memo- death Dec. 17, 1989. She the Rev. Joe Pumphrey ofrial Fund C/O Fifth Third is survived by one son, ficiating. There will be no Bank. Friends may ex- James Koewler and his public visitation prior to press condolences to the wife Nancy of Sidney; the funeral service. Cromes Funeral family through www.baird- three daughters, Sandra and Bruce Motter of VanHome Inc., Sidney, is in dalia, Kaye Koewler of charge of arrangements. Greenville and Mary The family respectfully Koewler of Michigan; ask that memorials may eight grandchildren; 18 be made to the PortSteven Starrett and soul great-grandchildren; and Perry-Salem Twp. Rescue mate Bonnie Tobin of one brother, Waldo Pence Squad in memory of MinGreen Bay, Wis., and Jamie of Tipp City. nie Koewler. Condolences Starrett of Green Bay, She was preceded in may be expressed to the Wis.; seven grandchildren, death by one, son , John Koewler family at Nicholas and Kyle Dahl, Koewler; three brothers, Christine and Evan Gilling, Chelsea, Michael Death notices and Christopher Starrett; and other relatives and WEST MILTON — formerly of Sidney, died at friends. Vesta Nankivell, 88, of his residence Thursday, Friends may call at West Milton, passed away July 19, 2012. Malcore (West) Funeral Robert will be cremated Monday, July 23, 2012, at Home, 1530 W. Mason St., Good Samaritan Hospital, and his ashes will be scatGreen Bay, Wis., from 3 tered per his request. Dayton. p.m. Friday until the time Funeral services will be There will be no funeral, of the memorial service. held at 7 p.m. Friday at the memorial or viewing. Services will be held at 5 Hale-Sarver Family Fu- Salm-McGill and Tangep.m. Friday at the funeral neral Home, West Milton man Funeral Home in home with Father Ryan with Pastor Justin Sidney is handling the fuKrueger officiating. Burial Williams officiating. neral arrangements. will be in Calvary Cemetery in Springfield, Ohio. PIQUA — Cindy Special thank you to the “Cookie” Feldner, 58, of staff of ManorCare-West Piqua and formerly of New and Heartland Hospice for Jersey, passed away Montheir care and compassion. day, July 16, 2012, in In lieu of other expres- Cleveland. * Your 1 choice for complete Home sions of sympathy, memoriMemorial services will Medical Equipment als can be sent to: be held Saturday at Heartland Hospice, 1145 W Fisher-Cheney Funeral Lift Chairs Main Ave. No. 205 De Pere, Home, Troy. 1990 W. Stanfield, Troy, OH WI 54115. Visit www.mal45373 • 937-335-9199 to WESTERVILLE — send online condolences to Robert Lee Dicker- 2295936 the Starrett family. scheid, 88, Westerville, Frank Ceo and sons Avery, David and Brian of Atlanta, Ga. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother and two sisters. Dr. Balta graduated from medical school in Istanbul, Turkey, before coming to the United States, where he did his internship and residency in obstetrics and gynecology at Dixie Hospital in Hampton, Va. and Washington Hospital Center, Washington, D.C. Dr. Balta, who had an office at 145 Sunset Drive, Piqua, practiced obstetrics and gynecology in Miami County for many years before retiring in 1996. Services were held at The Gardens, Boca Raton, Fla., Wednesday, July 18. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice by the Sea, Attn.: Fund Development, 1531 W. Palmetto Park Road, Boca Raton, FL 33486, in memory of Dr. Balta. Email donate at

Peggy A. Manning Ruffner TROY — Peggy A. Manning Ruffner, 47, of Troy, passed away at 2:55 p.m. Saturday, July 21, 2012, at her mother’s residence. She was born March 12, 1965, in Troy, to Patricia A. (Lacey) Manning of Troy and the late Lawrence Eugene Manning. She is survived by her husband, Danny Ruffner; two sons, Michael Epley of Troy and David Epley of Piqua; two brothers, Jeffrey Manning of Troy and Todd Manning of Piqua; step-father, Jack Manning; and three granddaughters, Katiana, Savannah and Leah. Peggy was preceded in death by her father, Lawrence in 1992; one brother, Terry Lee Manning in 2007; grandmother, Betty Hannah in 1991; and

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Mary F. Starrett GREEN BAY, Wis. — Mary F. Starrett, 81, of Green Bay, Wis., died Frid a y evening, July 20, 2012. Born in Piqua on Aug. 10, 1930, she is t h e daugh- STARRETT ter of the late Ralph and Kathryn (Sharkey) Burnett. She married James Starrett in April 1953, and he preceded her in death May 6, 1975. Mary’s life was dedicated to her family. She also worked as a seamstress for many years for University Cleaners and Plaza Cleaners. Mary enjoyed golfing, dancing, Friday fish fries, dogs and most especially times spent with her family. She is survived by her four children, Linda (Terry) Dahl of Chanhassen, Minn., Cynthia Gilling of Jackson, Wis.,


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PIQUA — Fred A. Tamplin Sr., 76, of Piqua, died at 12:01 a.m. Monday, July 2 3 , 2012, at Good Samari t a n Hospit a l , D a y ton. H e w a s TAMPLIN b o r n Sept. 19, 1935, in Piqua, to the late Herbert Eugene Sr. and Helen Elizabeth (Hughes) Tamplin. He married Kay O. Schulz on Dec. 19, 1958, in Piqua; she survives. Other survivors include two children, Terri (Ronnie) Robbins of Piqua and Rusty (Diana) Tamplin of Piqua; six grandchildren, Brittany Robbins, Jacob Robbins, Aaron (Amy) Tamplin, Amber (Zach) Kemp, Alex Tamplin, Austin Tamplin; a greatgranddaughter, Lilliana Willcox; and a sister, Mary Ann (Harry) Wilson of Piqua. He was preceded in death by a grandson, Joshua Robbins; two sisters, Carolyn Haney and Linda Bodey; and two brothers, Herbert Eugene Tamplin Jr. and Ben Tamplin. Mr. Tamplin attended Piqua and Staunton Schools and served in the U.S. Navy from 1954-57. 333 West High Street • Piqua 773-3161



Wednesday, July 25, 2012


Ex-singer convicted of sex charges Suspect used fame, Facebook to lure victims BY WILL E SANDERS Staff Writer TROY — An ex-singer of a locally known metal band who authorities say used h i s f a m e and a Facebook account to m e e t a n d h a v e s e x w i t h BRUNSVELD underage girls entered no contest pleas to a pair of sex-related felonies in common pleas court Monday.

Derek A. Brunsveld, 25, of West Milton, was found guilty of two counts of unlawful sexual conduct involving a minor by Judge Robert Lindeman during a court hearing. The now-convicted sex offender waived a grand jury’s consideration of his charges following an investigation in January. Brunsveld spoke little at the hearing except to answer routine questions asked by the judge, who ordered a presentence investigation in the case. Lindeman scheduled a sentencing hearing for Sept. 4. Brunsveld faces the maximum sentence of between six months and three years in prison, along with five years on mandatory parole, or he could receive a community control sanction term of between one to five years. In either case, however, Brunsveld is prohib-

ited from residing within 1,000 feet of a school. He will be labeled a sex offender at his upcoming sentencing hearing, which could require him to register as such for the either the next 15 years, 25 years or for the rest of his life. Defense attorney Andrew Pratt told the judge the pleas were being offered through an agreement where prosecutors stipulated there would be “no further charges for identified victims” filed against Brunsveld resulting from the sheriff’s investigation. He was released from the Miami County Jail earlier this month where he had been imprisoned since the outcome of the investigation. He is forbidden from having any contact — including on Facebook — with any victims in the cases or their families.

Fallen soldier Continued from page 1 Wheelock was at Dover Air Force Base in Delaware to greet her son’s body as it arrived from the Middle East. Funeral services still are pending and the United States Department of Defense has yet to reveal any details regarding his death. “All they will say is that they still have to do the investigation and the autopsy,” Wheelock said. “I really don’t know any details — and I don’t think I want to know any details.” While details of his death may be unknown, those who knew Rice best are willing to offer plenty of details about his life. His mother remembers him as a voracious eater who would devour her homemade Rice Krispie treats by the pan and consume packages of Ramen noodles by the half-dozen. She said he “loved fishing, looking at the stars through this big telescope he had and drinking beer.” Much more than any of that, however, the people in his life — particularly the women in his life, his mother, aunt, sisters and nieces — remember him as someone who always put family first and looked to protect his loved ones. “He was a big teddy bear,” said his aunt, Cathy Pencil. “He loved his sisters, he loved his nieces and especially his mother.” Even while stationed in Afghanistan, Rice would frequently call and write to check up on his nieces, Ali, Kristen and Makayla. He would often chide them about their grades and ask whether they had a boyfriend. “He was a big dude, but he was a softy,” niece Ali Rice said. Rice also grew up loving football. He played his first two years in high school and, entering his junior season in the fall of 2005, the 6-foot-2, 220-pound Rice appeared ready to assume a starting role along the offensive line for a powerhouse Troy team that had just been to the playoffs the year before. “He was a great kid who had all kinds of potential,” former Troy football coach Steve Nolan said. “He was a very hard-working kid and he didn’t mind being physical. There was no doubt going into his junior year that he was going to be someone we were going to count on.” Just before the season started, however, Rice gave it all up to help take care of his family. Rice’s father, Bruce, had suffered a stroke in 2003. He never recovered from the stroke and Rice quit football to help take care of his ailing father. His father passed away in 2007. “Jeff was always there to help me with his dad,” Wheelock said. “He loved playing football — when he was a little kid, that’s all he wanted to do was

Originally, Brunsveld also was charged with corrupting another with drugs, but that charge has since been dropped. The former singer of the locally known band Ludlow Falls, Brunsveld was taken into custody by authorities Jan. 31 after a school resource officer received information concerning alleged sexual misconduct by Brunsveld involving a 15year-old girl. The man was “utilizing Facebook to meet and communicate with potential victims” and used the popular social media website to forge relationships with potential victims, according to sheriff’s office Chief Deputy Dave Duchak. The band Brunsveld was once lead vocalist for has since renamed the band, according to Tony Morick, the band’s bassist.

Hot weather, rain in forecast The hot and humid conditions continue for the next several days. Along with the heat and humidity comes the chance for showers and storms to pop up. This pattern sticks around through the work week with the hottest temperatures occurring on Thursday. Highs will reach the middle and upper 90s. High: 92 Low: 68.



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COVINGTON — The Fort Rowdy Gathering Committee’s next meeting will be at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug 9. The meeting will be held at the Covington village and waited and then he building, 1 S. High St. Everyone is welcome to attend would call back. I would as the committee makes plans for the 2012 Gathering. tell him, ‘I know that was gunfire.’ He would say, ‘No, Class of ‘53 luncheon that was just some guys fooling around.’ But I PIQUA — The Piqua Central Class of 1953 will knew it was gunfire. But meet at 12 p.m. Thursday at China East, 238 E. Ash that was just Jeff — he St. For more information, contact Regina Favorite at didn’t want his mom to 78-0694 or John McCoy at 773-3374. worry about him. He was always more concerned about me. He was very loving, very sensitive and very protective. Continued from page 1 this year. The organization “I wasn’t as worried is a non-profit that proabout him the second time Full restitution has been motes the economic revitalhe went back. You let your ordered in the case. ization of downtown Troy. guard down a little bit … During her sentencing Dubbs, who no longer then the worst can hap- hearing Lawson apologized holds her position with the pen.” for her actions and stated organization, entered pleas And it did. This past she was ashamed. of no contest and was found Her indictment states guilty of one count of theft Thursday, Wheelock was greeted at her front door she committed the thefts and seven counts of forgery by a pair of army officials starting in 2007 and it con- at a change of plea hearing. who let her know her son tinued through 2001. All of her charges are fifthIn a press release issued degree felonies that each had died while in by Piqua Catholic schools carry a prison sentence of Afghanistan. “I didn’t open the front earlier this year, members between six to 12 months door right away, because I of the Piqua Catholic com- in prison. She remains out of jail thought, ‘Nobody ever munity “were saddened to rings the doorbell here; learn that a trusted volun- on a recognizance bond, but they always just come in teer” was allegedly behind is next due back in court for discrepancies her sentencing hearing on through the garage.’ When financial found by other members of Sept. 9. I looked at the window, I According to her indictcouldn’t see anyone be- the PTO and school offiment, Dubbs committed cause they were standing cials. Also appearing in court the theft throughout 2011 off to the left,” Wheelock said. “It was like a movie. I Monday was Michelle and committed the forgergasped and said, ‘Is he Dubbs, 37, of Troy, who al- ies on May 11, June 27, OK? Is he OK?’ I didn’t legedly stole thousands of Aug. 11, Sept. 13, Sept. 14, want to let them in, but I dollars from Troy Main Sept. 23, Nov. 22 and Dec. 8, had to know if he was OK Street organization earlier 2011. or not. It was a chaplain and a young man who was just as scared as he could be. They told me they Continued from page 1 Avenue in Sidney. needed to come in and that Hogston was later airsay that on Authorities I should sit down. It was the evening of April 19 he lifted to the Miami Valley like in the movies — I just and another motorist, Dusty Hospital in Dayton by Carekept backing away like it Hogston, 43, of Piqua, were Flight and has recovered would somehow go away, traveling southbound along from his injuries. but it didn’t go away.” Court documents show the bridge when Moore cut As she sat at her off Hogston, who was on a that Moore has been cited kitchen table — the same motorcycle, before the two for numerous traffic citaone at which her son de- stopped at the intersection tions dating back to 2004, voured so many of his of North Main Street and including several violations meals — Monday morning Riverside Drive. A verbal al- for seat belts, child rerecounting her son’s life, tercation then turned phys- straints, having an expired she read over an email he ical. The two men traded license, running a red light, had sent her. Tears filled punches before Moore use of unauthorized plates, her eyes as she read the struck Hogston with his car, fictitious plates, expired email — it would be the a 1997 Eagle Talon, and fled plates, speeding, operating a last one she ever received the scene. vehicle without a valid lifrom her son. Moore was apprehended cense and amplification. Currently, Moore has at The closing read: “one the next day on a police tip. last thing i really really His vehicle was later recov- least four points against his miss you and i love you ered from a garage in the driver’s license, court 800 block of South Miami records disclose. mom. write you soon”



Jeffrey Rice, left, shares a moment with his mother, Sandy Wheelock, while still in high school. On July 19, Army Pfc. Rice was killed while serving in Afghanistan as a part of Operation Enduring Freedom. play football — but when his dad got sick, he quit football to help take care of his dad. If you’ve ever seen the movie ‘The Blind Side,’ that was how Jeff was. He wasn’t the fastest kid, but he was never going to let the other kid get around the corner. If they told him not to let that kid get around the corner, he wasn’t going to let that kid get around the corner. He was unbelievably strong. But he wanted to be here with his dad.” His junior year, Rice, a Troy High School student, began taking classes in Piqua at the Upper Valley Joint Vocational School, which has since been renamed the Upper Valley Career Center. He studied welding, which his mother said seemed a natural fit. “It was unbelievable how he could take things apart and put them back together,” Wheelock said. “He was always taking things apart. I would come home and there would be parts left over from what he had taken apart. I’d find pieces and parts that didn’t go with anything. He’d always say, ‘Don’t worry about it, Mom. I got it put back together. Those are just leftover parts.’” His welding skills were enough to earn him a scholarship to the Hobart School of Welding following his high school graduation in 2007, but by then he already had decided to pursue his lifelong dream of entering the military. “He always wanted to be in the service,” his mother said. “That’s all he ever wanted to do. It was all he ever talked about. He wanted to join the army and protect people.” Following graduation, Rice worked briefly at Speedway, the Troy Bowl and for his aunt’s FedEx business. On Sept. 22, 2008, at the urging of close friend and fishing partner Tom Bigelow, with whom Rice worked at the Troy Bowl, Rice entered the United States Army. Rice was assigned to the 20th Engineer Battalion, 36th Engineer Brigade in Fort Hood, Texas. His natural curiosity for taking things apart and putting them back together, coupled with his welding background, served him well when he was shipped off to Afghanistan in January 2009. Rice served as a field engineer in Kandahar, Afghanistan.

“If bridges were blown up or whatever, he would rebuild them,” Wheelock said. “It was a dangerous job. A lot of times he was dealing with bombs.” Wheelock knew her son was putting his life in danger and feared for his safety. Rice, however, always was quick to try to put his mother at ease. “I was scared. I was frightened when he went over,” Wheelock said. “But he would always tell me, ‘I’ll be OK, Mom.’ He was so proud of what he was doing. I knew that’s what he wanted to do. On the inside, I didn’t want him to go, but I wasn’t going to stand in his way.” Rice would spend nearly two years in Afghanistan before returning home in December of 2010, just in time for the holidays. He immediately wanted to return to the Middle East, but, as usual, was concerned about his mother, particularly following his father’s death several years earlier. Once he got the green light from his mother, though, he signed up for another tour of duty. “He wanted to go back (to Afghanistan),” Wheelock said. “He wanted to make a career out of (the army). He was worried that I would always be alone, but when I got married (to Dick Wheelock in 2010), he knew I would be well taken care of. So he went back in February for the last time. He volunteered to go back. He had to sign up and got chosen to go. A group of people was furious that he got to go back again because he had already gone.” In February of this year, Rice was again deployed to Afghanistan. Every chance he got, he would call or email his mother to let her know how he was doing. And no matter how much his mother worried about him, Rice would always worry about his mother that much more. “It’s funny, but a lot of times he would call me when he was in the bathroom,” Wheelock said. “It always sounded like he was talking from inside a tin can. A lot of times he would say, ‘I can’t tell you where I am or what I’m doing right now.’ Sometimes I would hear a round of gunfire and he’d say, ‘I’m OK; I’m OK.’ Then the phone would go dead for about 20 minutes. I was scared to death. I waited

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Hospital executive’s statements Commentary disputed Dog days of summer hen Bryan Bucklew stated at the Piqua Country Club luncheon (PDC, July 12) that there is no free ride in health care, I am assuming that he is referring to the fact that when insurance companies refuse to insure people with pre-existing conditions and they end up in emergency rooms for treatment that the hospitals and insurance companies have to spread the cost of their care over the larger insured population. I’m also assuming that when he says there’s no such thing as a free ride, recent college graduates lacking gainful employment who end up in emergency rooms, uninsured, and receive treatment, will also have the cost shared by that same insured population. This means that the insured population and especially small businesses with a smaller employee block end up with higher premiums in order to help cover these young adults’ and people with pre-existing conditions’ care. I would guess Mr. Bucklew also wants the free ride taken from insurance companies which presently avoid regulation of how much of their profit should be invested in patient care and how much should go into stock holders’ profits and under the Affordable Care Act will have to re-invest a specific percent of profits in patient services. The Health Policy Institute of Ohio’s ( HOLLY DENLINGER April 2012 newsletter Guest Columnist discusses the fact that Ohio’s emergency department use is increasing and is “higher than the national average.”. Bryan Bucklew is quoted in this article: Higher ED use “makes everyone’s health care more expensive……” This lets us know that Mr. Bucklew does understand the relationship between emergency room use and the health care crisis. So who is Bryan Bucklew? He is the President and CEO of the Greater Dayton Area Hospital Association (, a Trade Association for 27 hospitals in a 12 county area; loosely this means the hospitals can combine purchasing power, combine data analysis for health care services, employment and quality initiatives and combine lobbying efforts (they represent a $6.77 billion dollar industry locally). Mr. Bucklew’s past history involves advocacy at a couple of community forums hosted by the Tea Party in Dayton in 2009 at which the topic was how to solve the health care dilemma using community resources and free market principles. So when Mr. Bucklew and Rep. Adams state that 52 percent of the Affordable Care Act is still unknown, and therefore we should be very afraid of it. We need to be able to question exactly what they are referring to. For example, are they referring to the fact that Health and Human Services Secretary Sebelius was directed under the Act to convene a group of doctors to determine what services would be considered preventative care? Remember, their recommendations included birth control prescription coverage (not uncommonly $50 per month) as “preventative care” for women of child-bearing age. Or what exactly is the 52 percent unknown that Rep. Adams claims he and fellow Ohio legislators have to “wait” about? One of the knowns is that Ohio legislators can decide by January 2014 whether they want to expand Medicaid to a larger group of the uninsured/unemployed with the federal government footing the bill for the first 3 years and then Ohio picking up 10 percent of the cost after that. Or whether they’d rather those uninsured/unemployed keep using their emergency rooms, expecting Mr. Bucklew’s “free ride.” Meanwhile all of the small businesses and insured people will continue to see premiums increase because the legislators choose to “wait” instead of reform a broken health care system that is bankrupting our economy. For real information about the Affordable Care Act and its timeline for implementation (all parts are not fully implemented yet and that partially explains the public’s confusion when they say “Why are our premiums/co-pays still going up if they supposedly “reformed” health insurance?) please access the following sites: and


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dog Mitt Romney swers. Under a law e are in the dog passed in 1978, all presidays of summer, dential candidates must and presumptive disclose their “personal fiRepublican presidential nancial holdings” to the nominee Mitt Romney Office of Government finds himself in the dog Ethics. However, when house. After fighting to the Los Angeles Times exmake this campaign about amined Romney’s 2010 taxes and other economic tax return and his earlier issues, Romney is being DONNA BRAZILE OGE filings, it discovered hounded by a bipartisan Columnist “at least 23 funds and posse to release his own partnerships listed in the tax returns. The political talk shows found Repub- couple’s 2010 tax returns (that) did not lican commentators speaking almost as show up or were not listed in the same one as they demanded Romney release fashion on Romney’s” declaration to the more tax returns. It was curious, almost OGE. Swiss bank accounts and offshore as if the Republican Party had issued a holdings appeared and disappeared be“talking points” memo against its own tween the two filings like the Cheshire candidate. ABC commentator and syndi- Cat’s grin. Bear in mind, the American cated columnist George Will said, “The people aren’t making a unique demand of costs of not releasing the returns are Romney. Voters instinctively want to clear, therefore, (Romney) must have cal- know as much as possible about the perculated that there are higher costs in re- son who seeks their trust to lead this nation, and the release of tax returns has leasing them.” The conservative publication National been an important part of presidential Review joined in. While the editors said courtship for years. It was Romney’s fathey didn’t expect any surprises, they ther, George Romney, the former goveradded, “Romney’s personal finances are a nor of Michigan, who set the standard for very good case study in what’s wrong presidential candidates. The elder Romwith the American tax system and regu- ney voluntarily released 12 years of his own tax returns when he was a candidate latory climate.” The liberal blog ThinkProgress pub- for the Republican presidential nominalished a list of 15 Republican icons, from tion in 1968. “One year could be a fluke, Rep. Ron Paul to Texas Gov. Rick Perry, done for show,” his father said. So far, one who have gone on the record saying Rom- year’s worth is all we’ve gotten from Mitt, ney should “just do it.” But before the day and he’s said he thinks that’s good was out, they had to update the article enough for us. It’s not good enough, because four more Republican luminar- though, and the pressure keeps mounting. The Washington Post’s Glenn Kessler ies had joined the drumbeat. While Romney has attempted to shift points out that Romney’s stonewalling focus back to President Obama and his sticks out like a sore thumb. “John Kerry record on the economy, some mainstream in 2004, Al Gore in 2000, George W. Bush media outlets are still demanding to have in 2000, Bob Dole in 1996, Bill Clinton in their questions answered. The reliably 1992 and Michael Dukakis in 1988 all reconservative Forbes magazine found leased many years of tax returns when Democratic charges about Romney’s they ran for president against the inrecord at Bain Capital credible enough to cumbent,” he wrote on Tuesday. Ultipublish a list of 35 questions they’d ask mately, it seems like the Romney Romney about Bain — questions that campaign doesn’t want to release the reonly Romney’s tax returns can fully an- turns because it’s afraid of what might be swer. Forbes question No. 5: “You earned found inside. Romney recently told Naat least $100,000 as an executive from tional Review that he is “simply not enBain in 2001 and 2002. … Can you give thusiastic about giving (Democrats and an example of anyone else you personally the media) hundreds or thousands of know getting a six-figure income … from more pages to pick through, distort and a company they had nothing to do with?” lie about.” My advice to Mr. Romney is this: When On the heels of this, Business Insider published an article titled, “Americans you’ve disclosed fully, nobody will be able Want to See What’s in Mitt Romney’s Tax to lie, because the facts will be out there. Returns.” In fact, Democrats have barely This summer heat wave will break, and needed to push the issue, now that so the truth will set you free. You might not many Republicans and members of the like what’s inside, but the voters have a media feel that Romney has a duty to right to know. make his tax returns public. Yet instead Donna Brazile is a senior Democratic of embracing transparency, he is hard at work giving the impression he has some- strategist, a political commentator and thing to hide. Even Romney’s 2010 tax re- contributor to CNN and ABC News, and a turn, the only one he has released thus contributing columnist to Ms. Magazine far, has raised more questions than an- and O, the Oprah Magazine.


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To the Editor: Covington Outreach Association (COA) has been very honored and humbled to have partnered with the Troy Meijer “Simply Give” food pantry program to help less fortunate families in our community. This program has become a very important way of supporting our food bank. “Simply Give” is heavily backed by our local churches, local businesses, private benefactors and friends of the COA. Our organization worked hard to spread the word about the wonderful dollar-for-dollar matching program Meijer “Simply Give” offers. We are very proud to announce that we were recently awarded $25,040 in gift cards to stock the shelves in our community food pantry. We realize that the slow economy has made it very difficult for those needing help when we look at the statistics for our own outreach ministries. The numbers clearly show us that nearly half of the families that we assist are working but not able to pay their bills and provide healthy meals for their children at the same time. Meijer “Simply Give” allows food pantry dollars to go much further in providing help for those who are working hard just to get by. —Cindy Miller Executive Director Covington Outreach Association

Editorial roundup BYTHEASSOCIATEDPRESS Excerpts of recent editorials of interest from Ohio newspapers: The (Youngtown) Vindicator Two weeks ago, Attorney General Mike DeWine said that the state had 667 Internet sweepstakes businesses, including 70 in the Mahoning Valley. DeWine recently upped the ante by another 105 sweepstakes joints whose owners subsequently filed affidavits with his office. So we’re at 772 and counting. And yet, some members of the Legislature and DeWine continue to talk about the explosion of Internet cafes only in terms of demonstrating the need for some sort of statewide regulation. We have yet to hear anyone in Columbus explain how the operation of these businesses, which basically combine elements of an instant lottery ticket with a slot-machine-like video terminal, are legal under the Ohio Constitution. It is as if everyone in Columbus is unable to read the Constitution, which continues to prohibit gambling in the state, with the exception of the Ohio Lottery Commission and its operations and the four casinos that were specifically approved by the voters. Or unwilling to make the effort that would be necessary to shut down unconstitutional gambling operations in the state.









Wednesday, July 25, 2012


Texting with friends Old-fashioned summer concert closes season leads into chat trouble Civic Band concludes 80th year

DEAR TERRIFIED: I’m glad you took the time to write. You are a very lucky girl. You are fortunate to have a good relationship with your mother and that you could go to her right away when you realized you were in over your head. Remember, once something is on the Web it’s there for good. You are intelligent enough that things didn’t progress any further. Thank you for wanting to warn other young people about your experience. Adults can lecture about the dangers of communicating with strangers on the Internet, but it’s easy to tune them out. It’s also easy to forget that the same rules apply in the virtual world as apply in the real world. If something makes you uncomfortable, listen to your gut and leave the area. I hope other young women will learn from what


Advice happened to you and recognize how careful they must be in chat rooms because as your experience illustrates, not everyone is who they pretend to be. Bottom line: If anyone wants to text or chat and things progress in a way that makes you uncomfortable, it’s time to carefully consider whether to proceed or not. Immediately show the text or chat to someone (a parent or an older, more knowledgeable friend) and ask for an opinion, Remember, you have the ability to block the person at any time. Do not let anyone — whether you know him or her or not — force you to do ANYTHING. DEAR ABBY: I am a healthy, active older man who is in love with a woman my age. Coincidentally, we are in-laws. Her husband and my wife are both deceased. Having known each other for many years, we are very close and have found renewed happiness with each other. We are in love. Our adult children tell us we are not being rational. Our peers see nothing wrong with it. Do we ignore our children’s advice and seek happiness together for the next few years? Please tell me something that makes sense. — CONFUSED RETIRED ENGINEER

LOS ANGELES (AP) — There seems to be very little of the blame-it-onHollywood backlash in the wake of the Colorado theater massacre that so often occurs when people struggle to make sense of a senseless, violent act. Many agree that you simply can't hold the art form itself responsible in the shooting that left 12 people dead and 58 others injured at a packed midnight showing of "The Dark Knight Rises." The alleged shooter, 24-yearold James Holmes, appeared in court Monday

tion degree from Morehead State University in 1979. While at Moorehead, he worked as a graduate assistant to Dr. Robert Hawkins, MSU director of bands. Richwine is an active member of MENC and the Ohio Music Education Association, serving as the All State Band coordinator in 1992 and 1995. In 1992, he was nominated for and inducted into the American School Band Directors Association. He has been an active judge for Ohio Music Education Association and the Central States Judges Association. Richwine also plays trumpet professionally in the Dayton area with such groups as the Dayton Jazz Orchestra, the Sinclair Community Jazz Band, Bob Grey Orchestra, Hal Harris Orchestra,The Tom Daugherty Orchestra, Joe Aceto Big Band, The Gem City Big Band and the Ron Meyer Orchestra. He also has performed with The Moody Blues, The TemptaThe O’Jays, tions, Bernadette Peters, Jack Jones, Frankie Valli, and

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for the first time since the bloody attack of early Friday morning. While his hair was dyed the kind of bright, orange-red shade you might see in a comic book, authorities say it could take months to determine a motive. Still, the film industry seems to recognize the potential for scrutiny and has shown sensitivity in response to the tragedy, if not some defensiveness.

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RICHWINE While at Alabama, he was an instructor of the “Million Dollar” Marching Band. Selections will include The Washington Post March, A Trumpeter’s Lullaby, Bugler’s Holiday, Big Band Spectacular, King Cotton, Gershwin, and many others. Ulbrich’s Hometown Market has graciously donated a free dozen donuts to be given away to one lucky audience member. Bring the whole family for an evening of fun and music. The concert begins at 7 p.m. and admission is free. Visit the band’s website at for more information.

Farmers market to host cupcake decorating contest Calling all bakers

PIQUA — Calling all bakers and decorators — the Piqua Community Farmers Market is hosting a cupcake decorating contest at 4 p.m. Thursday, July 26.There will be three categories,Youth (13 and under) and adult professional and adult non-professional. The contest is open to anyone who would like to participate. The theme of the contest is “Fresh from the Farm” and those interested in participating in the contest are

asked to bring six similarly decorated cupcakes to the Farmers Market before 4 p.m.Thursday.The cupcakes will be judged on appearance, taste and adherence to theme. Preregistration is not required. The winner in each category will win “Market Money” to be used at the Piqua Community Farmers Market. The first place winner will receive $15, the second place will receive $10

and third place will receive $5. For more information on the Piqua Community Farmers Market cupcake decorating contest please contact Mainstreet Piqua at 7739355. The Piqua Community Farmers Market is held in Canal Place between Ash and High Streets in downtown Piqua. The market runs each Thursday from 26 p.m. through Sept. 20.

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DEAR CONFUSED: You have raised your kids and buried your wife.You deserve to be happy. What makes sense is you and this lady you have known for years being happily together. Your children’s attitude is what’s irrational.

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PIQUA — The Piqua Civic Band concludes its 80th summer concert season with “An Old-Fashioned Summer Concert” on Thursday, July 26, at Hance Pavilion with guest conductor, Reginald Richwine and trumpet soloist Patrick Woods. This concert will feature music from John Philip Sousa, Leroy Anderson and many other popular composers. Richwine has taught in public schools for 35 years, the past 27 with Northmont City Schools. He served 24 years as director of bands and music department head at Northmont High School, after serving for three years as assistant director under Dick Cool. Richwine retired from Northmont City Schools on May 31, 2006. A native of Carlisle, Pa., Richwine received a bachelor of music education degree from Morehead State University in 1970. He spent the next eight years as band director at Lee County High School in Beattyvile, Ky. He received a masters of music educa-

Bridge is in large part a game of rules, but it also offers great opportunity for innovation. While general rules might suffice in most situations, a player must also be willing to abandon a rule when common sense dictates that he do so. For example, assume you're declarer at four hearts on this deal and West leads the king of spades. How would you proceed? To begin with, even before you make a play from dummy, you should assess

your overall prospects. You conclude that it's possible to lose four tricks -a spade, a heart and two clubs. Granted, you'd have to be unlucky for all of this to occur, but since it's possible, you start looking for a way to prevent this from happening. You begin by allowing West's king to hold the first trick. This assures that East will never gain the lead in spades, a move that can do you no harm and might eventually do you some good. West continues with a spade to your ace, whereupon you enter dummy with a diamond and lead the queen of trumps, on which East produces the seven. The question now is whether it's better to finesse or play the ace. In general, when missing only the K-x of a suit, it's slightly better to play the ace. Mathematically, the two missing cards will

be divided 1-1 about 52 percent of the time. But the correct play in the present case is the deuce. The reason is a very good one: If the finesse wins, you are sure to score 11 tricks, while if

it loses, you can't make less than 10. But if you don't finesse, you might — and in the actual deal would — go down one. Tomorrow: A crucial defensive play.

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DEAR ABBY: I’m a 12year-old girl and I hope you will print this because it’s about something important. I have an iPod Touch. My friends and I wanted to text, so I asked my mom if I could download a program to talk to my friends. She said it was OK. I really like “The Hunger Games,” so I went into a “Hunger Games” chat room and started talking with some boys there. The next thing I knew there were three men texting me, asking me questions about sex and asking for pictures. (It started with them asking if I was fat, and when I said no, I was asked to send a picture of me in a bathing suit to prove it.) Then they wanted me to send some without the top. I felt really pressured. I got so scared I couldn’t sleep, so I had to tell my mom. She helped me delete my account and told me it was dangerous, but she always loves me. It was hard for me to tell her because I was scared she was going to be mad. I want your readers to know this can happen and there are chat room apps for iPods. I’m smart. I get good grades in school, but these guys almost tricked me into doing something I didn’t want to do. I still have trouble sleeping because I’m afraid one of them will see me on the street and do something to me. What should I do? — TERRIFIED FROM TEXTING

Kathy Rigby in Peter Pan. Richwine is a part-time faculty member at the University of Dayton, where he teaches Jazz Improvisation to brass students and leads brass sectionals for all three university jazz ensembles. This is his sixth year at the University of Dayton. Richwine and his wife, Marthann, who just retired from Northmont City Schools on May 31, reside in Englewood. They have one daughter, Catherine Ann, who graduated from Northmont High School in May 2006. Catie also graduated from University of Kentucky in May 2012, with a degree in arts administration. She is working in Lexington, Ky. as program director at the Lexington Children’s Museum. Soloist Patrick Woods holds a bachelor’s in music in trumpet performance from Wright State University and a master’s in music in trumpet performance from The University of Alabama. He has performed with orchestras throughout the U.S. and Japan and is a founding member of the Capstone Brass Quintet.

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The late Sally Ride, shown at her 2007 induction into the National Aviation Hall of Fame with with the late Cliff Robertson, actor and aviator, and himself a member of the hall of fame in Dayton. Ms. Ride, the first U.S. woman in space, died Monday at the age of 61.

Astronaut Sally Ride dead at 61 Blazed trail as first U.S. woman in space WASHINGTON (AP) Sally Ride, who blazed trails into orbit as the first American woman in space, died Monday of pancreatic cancer. She was 61. Ride died at her home in the San Diego suburb of La Jolla, said Terry McEntee, a spokeswoman for her company, Sally Ride Science. She was a private person and the details of her illness were kept to just a few people, she said. Ride rode into space on the space shuttle Challenger in 1983 when she was 32. After her flight, more than 42 other American women flew in space, NASA said. “Sally was a national hero and a powerful role model. She inspired generations of young girls to reach for the stars,” President Barack Obama said in a statement. NASA Administrator Charles Bolden, a former astronaut, said Ride “broke barriers with grace and professionalism and literally changed the face of America’s space program.” “The nation has lost one of its finest leaders, teachers and explorers,” he said in a statement.

Ride was a physicist, writer of five science books for children and president of her own company. She had also been a professor of physics at the University of California in San Diego. She was selected as an astronaut candidate in 1978, the same year she earned her doctorate in physics from Stanford University. She beat out five women to be the first American female in space. Her first flight came two decades after the Soviets sent a woman into space. “On launch day, there was so much excitement and so much happening around us in crew quarters, even on the way to the launch pad,” Ride recalled in a NASA interview for the 25th anniversary of her flight in 2008. “I didn’t really think about it that much at the time but I came to appreciate what an honor it was to be selected to be the first to get a chance to go into space.” Ride flew in space twice, both times on Challenger in 1983 and in 1984, logging 343 hours in space. A third flight was cancelled when Challenger exploded in 1986. She was on the commission investigating that accident and later served on the panel for the 2003 Columbia shuttle accident, the only person on both boards.

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DAYTON — Michelle Obama promoted her husband in the electoral battleground state of Ohio on Tuesday as a president for opportunity and economic fairness, and making progress that could slip away if he isn’t re-elected. She highlighted President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul as helping people get needed treatment and avoid financial ruin from bills. She told a boisterous crowd of about 1,800 people at the Dayton Convention Center that he also is trying to ensure college education opportunities and a stronger middle class. “Everyone in America should do their fair share, which means teachers and firefighters shouldn’t pay


First lady Michelle Obama makes a point about adding one more person to the campaign during a speech at the Dayton Convention Center on Tuesday in Dayton. higher taxes than millionaires and billionaires,” she said. Before she left Ohio, she stopped by the campaign’s Dayton office and joined people making calls seeking volunteers for door-to-door cam-


paigning and voter registration drives this weekend. “No, really. Really truly,” she assured one woman she called after identifying herself. “We’re going to spend a lot of time in Ohio,” she told the woman. Among signs on the walls in the small room was one that showed the state with the heading: “It all comes down to Ohio.” Mrs. Obama stopped earlier at a suburban Columbus high school, exhorting people to keep things “moving forward.” She also made an unannounced stop at a nearby recreation center. She quizzed, hugged and played with children, but declined some older youths’ urging to do “the Dougie” dance. She explained later there was “no beat” to dance to. Mrs. Obama told a crowd of around 2,000 in a Westerville school gymnasium that the count She said the country is better off because of the passage of the Affordable Care Act, the return of troops from Iraq and the auto bailout.

Covington Council Continued from page 1 year to contract with CMI for utility billing software. Ohio Software officials expressed displeasure at not being offered a chance to give a presentation on the utility billing software. In a matter related to the software dispute, a statement issued by council member Marc Basye at the July 2 meeting expressing his anger at time spent at the June 18 meeting on the utility billing software issue after council had already voted to award the contract to CMI at an earlier meeting was subject of comments from a local resident.

Gun case Continued from page 1 firearm earlier this year but was convicted of the lesser charge as the result of a plea agreement with prosecutors. He also was initially charged with misdemeanor counts of domestic violence and aggravated menacing. Authorities say Bierly pointed a loaded shotgun at his ex-girlfriend and her father May 5 when she came to his residence, located at 318 S. Roosevelt Ave., to retrieve some of her belongings and that’s when the man pointed the firearm at her, police reports show. According to the police, once the ex-girlfriend told Bierly that she was going to call the law enforcement he stated, “Go ahead and I’ll shoot them too, and I’ll shoot everyone.” Once the woman and her father attempted to leave, Bierly then attempted to “fight her father,” but no physical altercation took place, police said. Police later arrested the man, who fled the home, without incident in Troy. His vehicle, along with a shotgun, also was recovered in Troy.

where he resides, works or receives an education for the next 25 years. According to the indictTROY — A Piqua man ment returned in the case, charged and later convicted Stidham committed the ofof a sex crime after his un- fense July 1, 2011, with a derage teenage girl with whom he victim was acquainted. became Other court documents pregshow Stidham knew the vicn a n t tim through her parents and faced a as a result of their consenjudge at sual sexual relationship that his senthe girl became pregnant. tencing hearing STIDHAM in common pleas court Monday. Michael T. Stidham, 22, Retirement Community avoided a prison sentence and was given a two-year presents... term of community control sanctions following his conviction of a charge of unlawful sexual conduct involving a minor earlier this year.Authorities began their investigation after the then The Piqua Senior Center Program 15-year-old victim became Located in the YMCA Youth Center pregnant. A fourth-degree felony, Stidham faced the maxiTuesday, August 7th mum prison sentence of 18 months in prison. 10:30 a.m. At the hearing, Stidham also was labeled as a tier II sex offender, which will re“Being Wise with your Prescriptions” quire him to register as such routinely in the county Presentation by Lu Ann Presser

Darlene Brown addressed council Monday night in response to Basye’s statement. “Contrary to the belief of Mr. Basye, the views of the people of Covington are important,” she said. “The people of Covington put you in your position and trust you to maintain the best interest for this community. If someone comes to the council meeting to voice their opinion, it is not up to you to treat their opinions with anger, as you stated,” Brown said in her statement. “I am sorry that you feel your time is wasted, however that is one of your responsibilities of the council, to listen to the residents’ praises or dissatisfaction as it may be. “We the residents of the village of Covington put you in your position and we can ask that you give up your position to someone who doesn’t worry about how much money they are losing because they have to be at a council meeting,” Brown said. After the meeting, Basye said he respected Brown’s right to express her opinion. “I made my point and she made her point,” Basye said, adding that “it’s a pleasure to serve” the residents of Covington and that he doesn’t consider it a waste of time to attend council meetings. He remarked at the prior meeting that because he is now on nights with the Tipp City Police Department, he has to take time off work to attend the meetings. Council approved the pur-

chase of five radio-read water meters at a cost of $5,382. The meters will be installed at the three Covington school buildings, the Covington Care Center and the local laundromat. The meters are part of a fouryear plan to switch water meter reading from the current manual method to being read by radio signals transmitted by the new meters. Covington will soon have its first female firefighter after council voted to approve Macy Boehringer as a probationary member at the request of Chief Bill Westfall. In other business council: • Approved plans for the Saturday, Aug. 8, Herbie Fuzz run-walk to raise money for cancer research. Organizer Elizabeth Hart outlined the plans for the event, which will begin at 8 a.m. • Authorized the closing of Spring Street, between Pearl and Wall streets, on Sept. 8 for the Covington-Newberry Historical Society’s annual bean supper. • Approved the color for the new roof at the Covington-Newberry Historical Society Museum. The roof is being replaced following damage during a hail storm last year, with the project being paid for through insurance coverage. • Heard Busse report the village may receive reimbursement for costs associated with the recent storm cleanup and power outage. • Learned that the sanitary sewer line smoke tests

are continuing. “People have been very receptive,” Busse said of the program to detect sources of storm water flowing into the sanitary sewer lines. • Gave first reading to an ordinance that would make it illegal to use compression release engine brakes in the village. • Received information from Busse about possible revisions of village sidewalk policy for 2013. Mayor Ed McCord said it is a good idea to have a sidewalk replacement program and that the issue could be discussed at a future work session. • Authorized Busse to enter into a contract with Lexipol for police software at a cost of $3,392. Police Chief Lee Harmon explained that the village’s final cost will be reduced by $2,352 with a reimbursement from the Ohio Plan. • Heard Busse report that following a discussion with Frank Patrizio, village solicitor, it was agreed that on a simple roll call vote council can authorize the village administrator to make purchases of up to $25,000. • Learned that Therse Tyson of the Miami County Health Department will be sending notices to owners of dilapidated properties being considered for demolition through a grant program prior to an upcoming board of health meeting. • Agreed to again participate in the Fort Rowdy Gathering Parade, which is set for Saturday, Oct. 6.

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coop and chopping a few heads off and we would have them for the next meal. Back then it never bothered me until I started doing the work. Although I don’t do the actual butchering myself, I decided to be braver than the children and taste a piece of the fresh chicken breast. I was managing okay until daughter Elizabeth teased me and asked if there was a feather on my chicken,. That did it for me so I can’t blame the children if they need a few weeks to forget the butchering part. They did enjoy the hobo supper and the grilled fish. I had enough cucumbers that I could make 3 gallons of freezer pickles. Also 9 quarts of sweet and sour garlic dill pickles. We are now enjoying tomatoes, green beans, hot and green peppers, and red potatoes out of our garden. We lost the first few patches of sweet corn. We have another one coming along that we hope will make it. The others didn’t survive the drought. I want to express my sympathy to the family of Patricia Walmers. She has been a long time reader of this column and great friend to the family. Her death was a few weeks ago at age 86. Thanks to her son Andy for letting us know. The children have many books that she gave to them for their birthdays. We will miss the visits that we have had from her the last 10 years. Our children knew her as Grandma Pat.

ccording to an article in the medical journal Diabetes, researchers from the Karolinska Institute in Sweden prevented Type 1 Diabetes onset in genetically susceptible mice! Holy cow! This is big news! I just happened to come across it. Why aren’t people shouting from their rooftops about this! OK, I guess I may be the only one who wants to do that, and it would be a little weird if it did happen, but why hasn’t this gotten the attention it deserves? Now, maybe it has been broadcast. Since pretty much the only TV I see is animated, I guess I could have missed it. So anyways, back to the study. In type 1 diabetes, the body’s own immune system believes the insulin-producing beta cells found in the pancreas are harmful pathogens and attacks them. This leaves the body with no way to produce insulin. Scientists don’t know why the immune system does this, but they do know that certain immune cells, macrophages, are highly active and play a major role in beta cell destruction in Type 1 diabetes. These macrophages can do the opposite and serve as protectors against some things


though. Immune cells communicate with each other by using cytokines — signal molecules. They tell each other what to do. Well, Robert Harris (My new hero) and his team identified which cytokines were involved with turning the macrophages into protectors rather than destroyers. The researchers then made macrophages out of bone marrow. They took mice that are susceptible of developing the disease between 12 to 30 weeks after birth, and at the age of 16 weeks, the mice were separated in to three groups: • The cytokine-treated macrophage group. The mice received macrophage treated with a specific set of cytokines. • The untreated macrophage group. The mice received macrophages which had not been treated. • The untreated group. The mice received nothing. After following the mice for 12 weeks, only 25 percent of those who received the cytokinetreated macrophages developed Type 1 diabetes, compared to 83 percent in the other groups. Let me say that again, only 25 percent compared to 83 percent! Amazing!

In the article, Harris gives the f o l l o w - JENNIFER RUNYON i n g Columnist statement: “The cell therapy was initiated just two weeks before the mice developed clinical diabetes. At this stage few insulin-producing beta cells remain in the pancreas, yet we were able to protect these so that the mice never developed diabetes. Such a successful late-stage intervention has never previously been reported and is a significant result of our study. At the time of their clinical Type 1 diabetes diagnosis, most human individuals have already lost most of their insulin-producing beta cells.” So I wonder how this would play out with humans who are susceptible — like my kids. I can’t wait to see where the knowledge from this study goes. If some type of prevention does become available, I may just have to climb to the roof and start shouting. For now, my head hurts from trying to make sense of all this. Funny how words like cytokine and macrophage will do that to you!

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Wednesday of each month except January and July. Programs provide information and support to ostomates and their families, and are beneficial to health care professionals as well. The guest speaker for August will be Kaitlin Mikula from Hollister Co. For more information, call 4404706.

Mom/babies support group TROY — A Mom and Baby Get Together support group for breastfeeding mothers is offered weekly at Upper Valley Medical Center. The meetings are 9:30-11 a.m. at the Farmhouse located northwest of the main hospital entrance. The meetings are facilitated by the lactation department. Participants can meet other moms, share about being a new mother and learn more about breastfeeding and their babies. The group will meet Thursdays in August on Aug. 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30. For more information, call 4404906.

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255 Professional Academic Teacher Needed, to work with exceptional children. Degree in Education or Intervention Specialist Required. Program for children with special needs. Qualities required are • Positive Attitude • Flexible • Team Player Forward resume to Holly at: nicholasschool@

260 Restaurant


305 Apartment

560 Home Furnishings

586 Sports and Recreation

2 BEDROOM, downstairs, stove, refrigerator, heat included, no pets, $550, 626 Caldwell, (937)418-8912

LOVESEAT and COUCH set, dark brown, good condition. Hotpoint washer, barely used. Same price $250 (937)570-9382.

REVOLVER RUGER 38 special model GP100, blue, 4 inch barrel with case, manual, and shells as new $335 (937)846-1276

2 BEDROOM in Troy, Stove, refrigerator, W/D, A/C, very clean, no pets. $525. (937)573-7908

REFRIGERATOR, Amana 19 cubic foot, white $125 (937)676-2590

592 Wanted to Buy

PIQUA, nice upstairs 1 bedroom, 610 North Wayne Street, $360, (937)778-0933.

SOFA, reclines on both ends, burgundy plaid, good condition $135 (937)552-7115

PIQUA, 1 bedroom, half double, refrigerator and stove furnished, $275/mo + $250 deposit. (937)773-4552.

575 Live Stock

PIQUA, 414 S Main, large 2 bedroom, stove refrigerator $400 monthly, (937)418-8912 IMMEDIATE POSITIONS Full time COOKS Professional restaurant experience required Apply in person: 2 N. Market Street Downtown Troy

PIQUA, 439 1/2 Adams, upstairs, 1 bedroom, Stove, refrigerator, no pets! $315 Monthly, (937)418-8912 PIQUA, clean, freshly painted, 2 bedroom, upstairs, W/D hookup, reasonable heat/cooling, $425 (937)773-7311

SALES ASSOCIATE, Part time position, flexible hours, apply in person, Sherwin Williams, 315 West High Street, Piqua, OH

280 Transportation

TROY, 1 Bedrooms, appliances, CA, water, trash paid, $425 month. $200 Deposit Special! (937)673-1821 TROY, 531 Stonyridge, 2 bedroom, stove, refrigerator, NO PETS. $450 month, $450 deposit. (937)418-8912.


Sign on Bonus!!! Call 1-800-672-8498 for more info or visit:

• Up to 39 cpm with • •

Performance Bonus 1 year OTR-CDL A Pay thru home on weekends


TROY, Nice 3 bedroom duplex. Appliances, washer/ dryer hook-up. $700 plus deposit. No pets. (937)845-2039 TROY, spacious 3 bedroom, on Saratoga, appliances, AC, attached garage, $650. includes water. (937)203-3767. WEST MILTON Townhouse. 2 Bedroom 1.5 bath. $475 monthly, (937)216-4233

330 Office Space

Semi/Tractor Trailer Benefits:

Home Daily

All No Touch Loads

Excellent Equipment

$500/WK- Minimum (call for details)

Medical Insurance plus Eye & Dental

401K Retirement

Paid Holidays Shutdown Days

Safety Bonus

Paid Weekly

Meal per Diem Reimbursement


Class "A" CDL

Good MVR & References

Chambers Leasing 1-800-526-6435

TRUCK DRIVER, part time, every Friday and Saturday and fill in for vacations. Delivering U.S. Mail in a 24 ft. straight truck. No CDL is required. Must have clean driving record. Only dependable drivers apply. Send resumes to P.O. Box 333, Houston, Ohio 45333. Triple S. Transit Ins.

OFFICE SPACE: 320 West Water Street, Piqua, 2700 sq. ft., high visibility, ground floor, ample parking. (937)773-3161.

400 - Real Estate For Sale 425 Houses for Sale

OPEN HOUSE: 7/29, 1pm-3pm. Great starter home at 915 Elm Street. Must sell estate. Single story with full basement, 2 car garage, backyard with deck and privacy fence. Some wood floors/ carpet. CA. Lots of storage. All appliances included! 2 bedroom, 1 bath, single story, vinyl. $74,900. (937)773-1090. 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. TROY, nice home on Forrest Lane, priced for quick sale (937)552-9351

500 - Merchandise

300 - Real Estate

305 Apartment 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

510 Appliances

TROY, 2 bedroom townhomes, $695, 3 Bedroom double $675, 1 bedroom apartment $450

805 Auto

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. HANDICAP LIFT for scooter, $300; Paragrave engraver, $1500 (937)339-0208 Excellent $275.

NASCAR TICKETS, Indianapolis Brickyard 400 tickets for Sunday July 29th, front grandstand in shade, 5 available, $90 each, face value, (937)596-6257 WORK BENCH, antique oak, 40" X 78", 2 drawers, photos available, $75 firm, (248)694-1242 Piqua

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 PIANO and bench, Kimball low profile, upright, full keyboard, excellent condition, (937)773-3054 PIANO and BENCH, Nice Kimball, $250 (937)214-5044. PLAYER PIANO with bench, excellent condition, approx 200 rolls, $1200, (937)368-2290 SPEAKERS, 2 Peavey SP118 subwoofers $300, 2 Yamaha SM15H2 Monitors $300, 1 Peavey SP5G $115, Carvin 1542 Monitor $120, (937)418-0347

BORDER COLLIE Puppies. Beautiful black & white. 1st shots. $150 each. (765)874-1058 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 FISH TANK 29 gallon, With stand, good condition, Has lid with light, $100, (937)418-3258 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. LABRADOR PUPPIES, purebred, black and chocolate, non-papered. Ready to go now. Mother and father on premises. $200 each. (937)726-0896 POM PUG mix puppies, born 6/1, $75 each. Call (937)489-1116. POMERANIAN PUPPY. Adorable, Chocolate, Male, 11 weeks, $150. (937)778-8816

For Rent


577 Miscellaneous

583 Pets and Supplies

505 Antiques/Collectibles

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

800 - Transportation

CHICKENS, American game, chicks $2, Laying Pair $10 or $6 each, (937)693-6763

LIFT CHAIR. condition. (937)606-2106

270 Sales and Marketing

BUYING: 1 piece or entire estates: Vintage costume or real jewelry, toys, pottery, glass, advertisements. Call Melisa (937)710-4603.

1991 FORD Mustang LX, Automatic, V8, CD Player, chrome rims, 59,000 miles, winter stored. $6,000 OBO (937)773-7050


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

555 Garage Sales/Yard Sales

555 Garage Sales/Yard Sales

CASSTOWN, 5628 Casstown-Clark Road, Thursday & Friday, 9am-5pm. Home-school books, building & plumbing materials, furniture, Shawnee, toys, tools, air compressor - as is, pictures, antiques, glass, much more!

PIQUA, 606 Second St., Saturday, Sunday, 9am-5pm, assorted items, hand tools, motorcycle windshield, clothes, too much to mention!

PIQUA 929 Marlboro Ave. Friday and Saturday 9-4. Step2 Play set with swings, Step2 kitchen, Barbie Jeep, fiestaware, housewares, bakeware, furniture, secretary, cedar chest, entertainment center, TV, oak rocking chair, and storage items.

1992 GMC Sierra C1500, 165k miles, $2000. Call (937)335-6033. 1995 OLDSMOBILE, 1 owner. 95,000 miles. Runs great! Good condition. REDUCED PRICE!!!! (937)497-7220 1995 SATURN SL2, 4 door, 258,916 miles, $500 (937)667-3793 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!

830 Boats/Motor/Equipment 2007 BASS Tracker Pro Team 170TX, powered by 2007 50hp Mercury, Trail Star trailer, Custom cover, superb condition $9100 (937)394-8531

835 Campers/Motor Homes 2001 DUTCHMAN Tent camper, very good condition, AC, furnace, propane stove, sleeps 8, $1,850, (937)773-5623 or (937)214-0524

PIQUA, 700 Young St., Saturday only! 9am-4pm, Lots of girl clothes size 2t-4t, boys clothes 3t-5, womens & juniors clothing, shoes, books, toys, bike trailer, household items, much more!

COVINGTON, 9415 West US 36. Thursday, Friday, Saturday 8am-6pm, HUGE ADOPTION FUNDRAISER, Different sale, to help bring home our 4 year old girl with special needs from India, Furniture, antiques, bikes, housewares, baby items, clothing name brand all sizes, kids scooter, kitchen chairs, tables, linens, pictures, Lots of books, baked goods, glassware, barstools, Longaberger, lamps, Christmas items, much more!

SIDNEY, 1197 St Marys Avenue, Friday, 9am-6pm, Saturday, 9am-3pm. Multi family sale! Girls clothing NB-5T, boys NB-3T, baby swings, exersaucer, dresser, electric stove, weight bench, home interior, jewelry, kitchen and household items, seasonal decorations, too much to list!

555 Garage Sales/Yard Sales

TROY, 1711 South Forest Hill Road, Friday noon-6pm, Saturday 10am-5pm, brass candlestick holders, candles, crystal knick knacks, paintings, some furniture, Longaberger baskets, lamps, mirrors, old lighted/ mirrored beer signs, cross country skis, ready to downsize!

TROY, 1731 Laurel Creek Dr., Thursday, Friday 11am-5pm, Saturday 9am-3pm, Precor 515e ski-machine, Star Wars figures and toys, games, Legos, some furniture, 60's- 80's LP records, turn table with speakers, tools, Christmas items, much more!

TIPP CITY, 849 Stonehenge Drive, Thursday and Friday, 9am-6pm, and Saturday, 9am-noon. Antiques, collectable's,baby furniture, toys, kid clothes, 1940's Coke machine, neon signs, gas station and advertising items, china, cut glass, glider rocker, baby crib, artwork, large work bench, decorations, and much more

TROY, 404 West Canal Street, Saturday, 9am-4pm. Annual Yard Sale with more families added. We've cleaned out everything! Antiques, 2 old dressers, old cradle, shelves, old picture frames, Vera Bradley, Longaberger, Boyd bears, music boxes, housewares, nice women's clothes XL-3X, lots of miscellaneous.

PIQUA, 439 Brook St, Friday, Saturday, 10am-5pm, furniture, baby bed, small freezer, air conditioner, 32" steel doors, lift chair, entertainment center, large office desk, boys clothes 2T, and more.

TIPP CITY. 6475 Country Estates Drive (25A, West on Evanston, July Thursday, Friday & Saturday, 9am-5pm. Teacher retiring. 30 years of stuff. 1000+ student books: 10¢, Hundreds of prepared lessons, classroom management items, arts and crafts.

TROY, 811 Gearhardt, Friday & Saturday, 8amNoon. Three family! Very large sale!! Lots of baby items.

PIQUA, 5870 North Washington Road, Thursday, Friday & Saturday 9am-5pm, tools, antiques, furniture, mattress, cargo trailer, auto parts, electronics, clothes, books, miscellaneous household items, punching bag, foosball game, kitchen items, Too much to list!!!!

TROY 110 East Canal Street Thursday, Friday and Saturday 8am-6pm Large 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, 3111 Tecumseh Circle, Friday & Saturday 8am-1pm, Like new babyyoung girl clothes, gymnastics leotards, toys, books, lots of American Girl and Bitty Baby dolls & accessories in Brand new condition, household & miscellaneous items

WEST MILTON, 4680 South Kessler-Frederick Road, Thursday, July 26, 9am-5pm and Friday, July 27, 9am-4pm. It's back that huge garage sale from last year - remember it? The one with all the baby and kids clothes and shoes, baby strollers and furniture, etc. Adding this year juniors clothes and shoes, toys and miscellaneous household items. This is a garage sale you won't want to miss. Men there are no tools, etc.

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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 (937)760-4210.

DRYER, Kitchen Aide. Cream color. Good condition. Works great! $65 (937)778-8286


RANGE, Whirlpool gold, smooth top, white, Works great, you haul, $100 (937)773-8108

1/2 DOUBLE, Regency Court, Covington. 2 bedroom, 1 floor, garage. No pets, (937)473-5208.

REFRIGERATOR, Whirlpool gold, side by side, White, works great, you haul, $100, (937)773-8108

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

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Wednesday, July 25, 2012


Service&Business DIRECTORY

To advertise in the Classifieds That Work Service & Business Directory please call: 877-844-8385 660 Home Services

665 Lawn, Garden, Landscaping

660 Home Services


Since 1977

Shredded Topsoil Fill Dirt Available Saturday

in the




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Concentration on Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Law for over 15 years Free Consultation ~ Affordable Rates


• Roofing • Windows • Kitchens • Sunrooms


• Spouting • Metal Roofing • Siding • Doors


• Baths • Awnings • Concrete • Additions


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Sullenberger Pest Control

Insurance jobs welcome • FREE Estimates

Licensed Bonded-Insured

Residential/Commercial Licensed & Insured




655 Home Repair & Remodel



Driveways Sidewalks Patios, Flat Work Etc.

937-507-1259 655 Home Repair & Remodel

715 Blacktop/Cement

Residential Commercial Industrial



starting at $




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Install - Repair Replace - Crack Fill Seal Coat

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Free Inspections

Roofing • Siding • Windows Gutters • Doors • Remodel

“All Our Patients Die”

Sparkle Clean

Voted #1 in Shelby County by Sidney Daily News Readers

Cleaning Service



Residential Commercial New Construction Bonded & Insured

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Roofing, Windows, Siding, Fire & Water Restoration


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Berry Roofing Service New Roofs Repairs Re-roofs Tear-offs Chimney Flashing


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• Mowing • Edging • Trimming Bushes • Mulching • Hauling • Brush Removal • BobCat Work • Storm Damage Cleanup

LIVE-IN NURSES AIDE to comfort clients in their own home, stays to the end. 20 years experience, references. Dee at (937)751-5014.

Senior Homecare Personal • Comfort ~ Flexible Hourly Care ~ ~ Respite Care for Families ~ 2302172




645 Hauling

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


2003 BUICK CENTURY Cloth interior, good gas mileage, new tires, A/C, only 92,000 miles, asking $5200. Call (937)684-0555

419.501.2323 or 888.313.9990 2301551

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 MCAS Filing Requirements for Fairboard Director Candidates

Polls will be open from 2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on August 13, 2012 at the Secretaryʼs Office. MCAS members must bring signed membership card to vote.

Any resident of Miami County 18 years of age or older and a member of the Miami County Agricultural Society may run for the office of Fairboard Director. Eligible candidates must file a petition at the Secretaryʼs office at least 7 days before the election(to be held Monday, August 13, 2012). The petition must have a least 10 signatures of current MCAS members.



Miami County Agricultural Society Notice of Election

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

937.492.8003 • 937.726.2868




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

Gravel Hauled, Laid & Leveled Driveways & Parking Lots


STORM DAMAGE? Roofing and siding, mention this ad and get 10% off your storm damage claim.

2002 DODGE 3500


715 Blacktop/Cement

Eric Jones, Owner

We Care!


• Metal Roofing • Sales & Service • Standing Seam Snap Lock Panels “WE REPAIR METAL ROOFS”

Call to find out what your options are today!

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

Gutter & Service



Amos Schwartz Construction

Bankruptcy Attorney Emily M. Greer, Esq.

Picture it Sold

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

(937) 232-7816 (260) 273-6223

640 Financial

1997 TOYOTA Tacoma, black, 138,400 miles. V-6, gas, auto, 4/4 short bed, $2000. (937)368-2369

1002 N. Main St. Sidney, Ohio 45365



(419) 203-9409

890 Trucks

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

(937) 418-7361 • (937) 773-1213

doors, repair old floors, just foundation porches, decks, garages, room additions.

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

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

675 Pet Care




AMISH CREW Wants roofing, siding, windows,

Any type of Construction:


710 Roofing/Gutters/Siding

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

until August 31, 2012 with this coupon

Mobile Veterinary Service Treating Dogs, Cats & Exotics

ALL YOUR ROOFING NEEDS: Seamless Gutters • Re-roofs • Siding• Tear Offs New Construction • Call for your FREE estimate

660 Home Services

Pole BarnsErected Prices:

$10 OFF Service Call

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

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

Amish Crew

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.

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

or (937) 238-HOME

All Types of Interior/Exterior Construction & Maintenance

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.


Free Estimates • Fully Insured • 17 Years of Home Excellence

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

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



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

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Commercial / Residential



Providing Quality Service Since 1989

Ask about our Friends & Neighbors discounts

AK Construction



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1997 KAWASAKI Vulcan, 500cc. Low rider. Looks and runs great. Excellent starter bike with 10,000 miles, asking $1500. (937)778-8816

670 Miscellaneous

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850 Motorcycles/Mopeds



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850 Motorcycles/Mopeds

2003 HARLEY Davidson Road King Classic, Rinehart exhaust, sundowner seat, luggage rack, 23,000 miles, good condition garage kept, $11,000 (937)492-3740

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COURT OF COMMON PLEAS MIAMI COUNTY, OHIO Case No.: 12 CV 221 Judge: Christopher Gee

The Bank of New York Mellon, fka The Bank of New York, as Trustee for the Certificateholders of CWALT, Inc., Alternative Loan Trust 2005-3CB, Mortgage PassThrough Certificates, Series 2005-3CB Plaintiff, -vs-

Jason S. Holfinger, et al. Defendants. LEGAL NOTICE

Lisa Bethany Couch, whose last known address is 5340 North Washington Road, Piqua, OH 45356, will take notice that on April 6, 2012, The Bank of New York Mellon, fka The Bank of New York, as Trustee for the Certificateholders of CWALT, Inc., Alternative Loan Trust 2005-3CB filed its Complaint in the Court of Common Pleas, Miami County, Ohio Case No. 12 CV 221. The object of, and demand for relief in, the Complaint is to foreclose the lien of plaintiffʼs mortgage recorded upon the real estate described below and in which plaintiff alleges that the foregoing defendants have or claim to have an interest: Parcel number(s): M40-030800 Property address: 5340 Washington Road, Piqua, OH 45356

The defendant named above is required to answer the Complaint within twenty-eight (28) days after the last publication of this legal notice. This legal notice will be published once a week for three successive weeks.

Kelly A. Spengler Attorney for Plaintiff Manley Deas Kochalski LLC 7/18, 7/25, 8/1-2012 2299126

INFORMATION Call ROB KISER, sports editor, at 773-2721, ext. 209, from 8 p.m. to midnight weekdays.


Piqua Daily Call •




Bengals staying at home for camp

Meeting for PHS golfers There will be an informational meeting and "open practice" for any Piqua High School boys or girls interested in playing golf this fall at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 2 at Echo Hills. Aug. 6 will be the first day of tryouts at Echo Hills golf course at 7:30 am. In order to practice on the Aug. 6, you will need to have a valid physical turned into the high school office. If you have any questions you can call the athletic department at (937) 773-6314 or email coach Jared Askins at

Things get started this weekend CINCINNATI (AP) — A white-topped tent is anchored at the entrance to the Cincinnati Bengals' practice field. Workers are cleaning seats inside Paul Brown Stadium, getting ready for a franchise first. The team opens training camp this weekend without leaving home. The Bengals spent their first 44 training camps at Wilmington College and Georgetown College, small schools that were more than an hour's drive away from Cincinnati. They preferred having their players in an isolated environment. The slimmed-down training camp schedule mandated by the new collective bargaining agreement prompted them to change. The Bengals were one of only a dozen teams that held training camp away from team headquarters last year.

■ Softball

Team holding tryouts soon

"It's new and different for us, but not for most teams in the league," owner Mike Brown said on Tuesday. "We have better facilities here than we could find anywhere else. Training camp anymore has dwindled down to just three weeks. We used to leave for training camp after the July 4 holiday and come back after Labor Day weekend. Three weeks — it seems we no sooner get there and it's time to come back. "I think it's good for that reason and most of all, we can reach out to our fans. They don't have to drive far, they can watch us downtown. All those things are good." The Bengals hope that by holding camp at their stadium and practice field across the street, fans will get more excited about a team coming off only its third winning season in

the last 20 years. The Bengals went 9-7 in the regular season and gained a wild card berth when the rest of the competition melted down in the closing weeks. They lost to Houston in the playoffs, leaving them 0-3 in the postseason since their last playoff win in1990. Cincinnati still has a lot of work to do in winning back fans. Six of the eight games at Paul Brown Stadium failed to sell out last season and were blacked out on local television, even though the team was in the playoff chase. The six blackouts were the most in the league. The NFL eased its blackout rules after the season, allowing teams to set a lower threshold of ticket sales for a game to count as a sellout. They

Tryout schedule for the Cross Country Cannons softball teams are as follows: AP PHOTO 8u - Aug. 11and 18 from Andy Dalton and Bengals open camp this weekend. 10 a.m.-noon. See BENGALS/Page 14 10u - Aug. 11, 12, 18 and 19, 2 p.m.-4 p.m. 12u - Aug. 11, 12, 18 and 19, noon-2 p.m. 14u - Aug. 11 and 12, 4 p.m.-6 p.m. 16u & 18u - Aug. 11, 12, 18 and 19, 6 p.m.-8 p.m. Tryouts will take place at the Covington High School softball field. For more information, contact Shon at 937 418BY JOSH BROWN 9651 or email Ohio Community Media crosscountycannons TROY — Sometimes the toughest decisions aren't made on the field. ■ Running Troy Christian High School's administration learned that over the weekend. Troy Christian announced Sunday that, due The Piqua Optimist to low numbers and, in Club’s fourth annual Bob particular, a lack of upperMikolajewski Memorial 5K classmen, it was suspendRun & Walk will be held ing its varsity football Saturday, August 11, at team for the 2012 fall sea8:30 a.m. at the Piqua son, choosing instead to High School Alexander play a junior varsity Stadium. schedule and allow the Go online to young players to grow and mature - with less of a AP PHOTOS to download the event reg- risk to their own health Brandon Weeden (left) and Trent Richardson (right) both signed their rookie contracts with Cleveland. istration flyer. than they would face playOnline registration is ing a varsity schedule. also available through "No, it isn't. It was credibly tough," Troy Pre-registrations must be Christian superintendent received by August 6 to Gary Wilber said when ensure a race t-shirt. asked if the decision was Race day registration reached lightly. BEREA, Ohio (AP) — for a once-proud organiza- with Jacksonville. "I him or behind him is his will begin at 7:15 a.m. The The Eagles, who have Brandon Weeden once tion that has yet to make wouldn't trade him for age and maturity." cost to participate in the seen their numbers drop dreamed of wearing blue the Super Bowl and a anyone. He can throw the Weeden had better be event is $15, and prizes in the last few seasons, Yankees pinstripes. loyal fan base out of paball from sideline to sidethe right pick. The Browns will be awarded to the would have had a team overall and age winners. He settled for a logo- tience. line and with lots of veloc- can't afford to waste any composed of roughly twoThis is a major "We know he knows ity and speed. He can put more time that they althirds freshmen and soph- less orange helmet. fundraiser for Piqua OptiDespite a high-powered how to compete," said sec- it there. He knows how ready have in stabilizing omores, with relatively mist Club. right arm that got him ond-year coach Pat Shur- read the coverage and the game's most imporfew seniors on board. And tant position. Since 1999, with many of those play- drafted out of high school mur, whose future could makes smart decisions. in the second round by the hinge on Weeden's success "He loves to compete." Cleveland has had 16 difers likely to be forced to STUMPER New York Yankees, Wee— or failure. Shurmur has been ferent quarterbacks start play both offense and deden's baseball career fizSelected with No. 22 adamant in saying he games. fense thanks to the numIt's imperative the bers crunch overall, the zled out in the low minor overall pick in April's won't hand Weeden the school decided the safety leagues, where hitters draft — much earlier than starting job, but the Browns get Weeden as Who is the weren't fooled by a 95 mph predicted — Weeden im- Browns didn't take him in many reps as possible durrisk was too great. only college fastball that sometimes pressed the Browns' the first round to sit on ing camp, which is why it's "We looked at the numfootball coach left the ballpark at an coaching staff and team- the bench or groom him likely the team will move bers we had, especially to win 400 the lack of upperclassmen even higher rate of speed. mates during offseason for the future. Not at his McCoy, who has gone 5-16 games? "I gave up some bombs," minicamps with his accu- age, and the Browns are in two seasons as a - the team would be twohe said. racy and intellect. He dis- confident he'll be ready starter, before they get too thirds young, young playThe Browns, who have played a nice touch on when they open against deep into the summer. ers," Wilber said. "And Weeden must also quickly with some of those young spent 13 years searching short tosses and showed Philadelphia on Sept. 9. for a franchise quarteroff his long-range capabilOn Tuesday, Weeden develop chemistry with kids having to go both back, are counting on ity by launching a few 60signed a four-year, $8.1 Cleveland's receiving ways, safety-wise we just Weeden delivering a dif- yard throws. million contract. corps, now a little deeper felt we couldn't do it. He looked and acted the "Instead of waiting and after the team selected "There's a big maturity ferent kind of long ball. Although he hasn't offi- part, which didn't surprise rolling the dice just a little former Baylor wide redifference and a big physical difference at this age. cially been declared Cleve- former Oklahoma State bit and seeing another ceiver Josh Gordon in the QUOTED Last year, seeing some of land's starter, and Colt teammate Justin Black- way to go, we said, 'Let's recent NFL supplemental not run the risk and take draft. "This is not a fair or the injuries we did during McCoy remains on the mon. thoughful action. It is the season, it was hurtful roster, Weeden will begin "He's got a strong arm Brandon at No. 22,'" Before they took Weea panicked response to watch. The last couple training camp this month and makes great decisions Browns president Mike den, the Browns tried but of years have been tough as the Browns' presump- and he knows how to put Holmgren said. "We're failed to move up in the to the public's under- that way." tive No. 1 quarterback, a the ball in the right spot very excited to have him. draft to get quarterback standable revulsion.” 29-year-old at the right time," said How he's different than all Robert Griffin III. When Troy Christian has had soon-to-be —The Paterno Family rookie they believe could Blackmon, Weeden's pri- the other quarterbacks on sanctions given See BROWNS/Page 14 See EAGLES/Page 13 finally end years of futility mary target in college now that were drafted ahead of

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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

W 56 52 47 45 43

L 39 44 49 51 54

Pct .589 .542 .490 .469 .443

GB — 4½ 9½ 11½ 14

W 56 54 50 44 39 34

L 40 41 46 51 56 63

Pct .583 .568 .521 .463 .411 .351

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W L Pct GB San Francisco 54 42 .563 — 53 44 .546 1½ Los Angeles Arizona 48 48 .500 6 San Diego 41 57 .418 14 36 59 .379 17½ Colorado Monday's Games Chicago Cubs 2, Pittsburgh 0 Philadelphia 7, Milwaukee 6 Miami 2, Atlanta 1 Washington 8, N.Y. Mets 2, 10 innings Cincinnati 8, Houston 3 L.A. Dodgers 5, St. Louis 3 Arizona 6, Colorado 3 San Francisco 7, San Diego 1 Tuesday's Games Chicago Cubs at Pittsburgh Milwaukee at Philadelphia Atlanta at Miami Washington at N.Y. Mets Cincinnati at Houston L.A. Dodgers at St. Louis Colorado at Arizona San Diego at San Francisco Wednesday's Games Washington (Strasburg 10-4) at N.Y. Mets (Hefner 1-3), 12:10 p.m. Chicago Cubs (Dempster 5-4) at Pittsburgh (Correia 76), 12:35 p.m. Atlanta (Hanson 10-5) at Miami (Nolasco 8-8), 12:40 p.m. Milwaukee (Estrada 0-4) at Philadelphia (Worley 5-6), 1:05 p.m. San Diego (Marquis 3-5) at San Francisco (Lincecum 410), 3:45 p.m. Cincinnati (Bailey 9-6) at Houston (B.Norris 5-8), 8:05 p.m. L.A. Dodgers (Harang 7-5) at St. Louis (Lohse 10-2), 8:15 p.m. Colorado (Francis 2-2) at Arizona (Cahill 8-8), 9:40 p.m. Thursday's Games L.A. Dodgers at St. Louis, 1:45 p.m. Pittsburgh at Houston, 8:05 p.m. Washington at Milwaukee, 8:10 p.m. N.Y. Mets at Arizona, 9:40 p.m. American League


East Division New York Baltimore Tampa Bay Toronto Boston Central Division Detroit Chicago Cleveland Kansas City Minnesota West Division

Ruiz, Philadelphia, 25. TRIPLES—Fowler, Colorado, 9; Bourn, Atlanta, 8; MeCabrera, San Francisco, 8; SCastro, Chicago, 7; Reyes, Miami, 6; 13 tied at 5. HOME RUNS—Braun, Milwaukee, 26; Beltran, St. Louis, 22; McCutchen, Pittsburgh, 22; PAlvarez, Pittsburgh, 21; Kubel, Arizona, 21; CGonzalez, Colorado, 20; Bruce, Cincinnati, 19; Stanton, Miami, 19. STOLEN BASES—DGordon, Los Angeles, 30; Bourn, Atlanta, 28; Bonifacio, Miami, 25; Campana, Chicago, 25; Pierre, Philadelphia, 23; Schafer, Houston, 23; Reyes, Miami, 21; Victorino, Philadelphia, 21. PITCHING—Dickey, New York, 13-1; Lynn, St. Louis, 124; Cueto, Cincinnati, 12-5; GGonzalez, Washington, 12-5; AJBurnett, Pittsburgh, 11-3; Hamels, Philadelphia, 11-4; Miley, Arizona, 11-5; Bumgarner, San Francisco, 11-6. STRIKEOUTS—Strasburg, Washington, 140; Kershaw, Los Angeles, 132; Dickey, New York, 132; Hamels, Philadelphia, 131; GGonzalez, Washington, 129; MCain, San Francisco, 128; Gallardo, Milwaukee, 122. SAVES—Hanrahan, Pittsburgh, 28; Kimbrel, Atlanta, 28; SCasilla, San Francisco, 24; Motte, St. Louis, 21; Papelbon, Philadelphia, 21; HBell, Miami, 19; Jansen, Los Angeles, 19; Myers, Houston, 19. AMERICAN LEAGUE BATTING—Trout, Los Angeles, .357; Mauer, Minnesota, .332; MiCabrera, Detroit, .330; Konerko, Chicago, .328; Cano, New York, .318; Ortiz, Boston, .316; Beltre, Texas, .315; AJackson, Detroit, .315. RUNS—Trout, Los Angeles, 71; Kinsler, Texas, 69; Granderson, New York, 67; Ortiz, Boston, 65; MiCabrera, Detroit, 64; Cano, New York, 64; Bautista, Toronto, 63; Choo, Cleveland, 63; De Aza, Chicago, 63; AdJones, Baltimore, 63. RBI—Hamilton, Texas, 80; MiCabrera, Detroit, 79; Fielder, Detroit, 68; Willingham, Minnesota, 68; ADunn, Chicago, 67; Encarnacion, Toronto, 67; Teixeira, New York, 66; Trumbo, Los Angeles, 66. HITS—MiCabrera, Detroit, 126; Jeter, New York, 124; Cano, New York, 119; Beltre, Texas, 112; AGordon, Kansas City, 112; AdJones, Baltimore, 112; Rios, Chicago, 112. DOUBLES—AGordon, Kansas City, 31; Choo, Cleveland, 30; Cano, New York, 28; Kinsler, Texas, 28; Brantley, Cleveland, 27; MiCabrera, Detroit, 27; AdGonzalez, Boston, 27. TRIPLES—Andrus, Texas, 5; Berry, Detroit, 5; De Aza, Chicago, 5; AJackson, Detroit, 5; Rios, Chicago, 5; ISuzuki, New York, 5; Trout, Los Angeles, 5; JWeeks, Oakland, 5; Zobrist, Tampa Bay, 5. HOME RUNS—ADunn, Chicago, 29; Hamilton, Texas, 28; Bautista, Toronto, 27; Trumbo, Los Angeles, 27; Encarnacion, Toronto, 26; Granderson, New York, 26; MiCabrera, Detroit, 23; Ortiz, Boston, 23; Willingham, Minnesota, 23. STOLEN BASES—Trout, Los Angeles, 31; RDavis, Toronto, 25; Kipnis, Cleveland, 21; Revere, Minnesota, 21; Crisp, Oakland, 19; JDyson, Kansas City, 17; DeJennings, Tampa Bay, 17. PITCHING—Price, Tampa Bay, 13-4; Weaver, Los Angeles, 12-1; MHarrison, Texas, 12-5; Sale, Chicago, 11-3; Verlander, Detroit, 11-5; Darvish, Texas, 11-6; 5 tied at 10. STRIKEOUTS—FHernandez, Seattle, 143; Verlander, Detroit, 142; Scherzer, Detroit, 134; Darvish, Texas, 132; Shields, Tampa Bay, 124; Peavy, Chicago, 120; Price, Tampa Bay, 120. SAVES—JiJohnson, Baltimore, 30; Rodney, Tampa Bay, 27; CPerez, Cleveland, 27; RSoriano, New York, 25; Broxton, Kansas City, 22; Aceves, Boston, 20; Nathan, Texas, 19.

W 58 51 49 48 48

L 38 45 47 47 49

Pct .604 .531 .510 .505 .495

GB — 7 9 9½ 10½

W 52 51 48 40 40

L 44 45 48 55 56

Pct .542 .531 .500 .421 .417

GB — 1 4 11½ 12

W L Pct GB 57 38 .600 — Texas Los Angeles 53 44 .546 5 Oakland 51 44 .537 6 42 56 .429 16½ Seattle Monday's Games Cleveland 3, Baltimore 1 Texas 9, Boston 1 Chicago White Sox 7, Minnesota 4 L.A. Angels 6, Kansas City 3 N.Y. Yankees 4, Seattle 1 Tuesday's Games Detroit at Cleveland Tampa Bay at Baltimore Oakland at Toronto Boston at Texas Minnesota at Chicago White Sox Kansas City at L.A. Angels N.Y. Yankees at Seattle Wednesday's Games Minnesota (Blackburn 4-5) at Chicago White Sox (Peavy 7-7), 2:10 p.m. Kansas City (Hochevar 6-8) at L.A. Angels (Weaver 121), 3:35 p.m. N.Y.Yankees (Nova 10-4) at Seattle (Iwakuma 1-2), 3:40 p.m. Detroit (Scherzer 9-5) at Cleveland (D.Lowe 8-8), 7:05 p.m. Tampa Bay (Price 13-4) at Baltimore (Mig.Gonzalez 21), 7:05 p.m. Oakland (Griffin 2-0) at Toronto (R.Romero 8-6), 7:07 p.m. Boston (Beckett 5-8) at Texas (D.Holland 6-5), 8:05 p.m. Thursday's Games Tampa Bay at Baltimore, 12:35 p.m. Oakland at Toronto, 12:37 p.m. Detroit at Cleveland, 7:05 p.m. Kansas City at Seattle, 10:10 p.m.

MLB Leaders TODAY'S MAJOR LEAGUE LEADERS NATIONAL LEAGUE BATTING—McCutchen, Pittsburgh, .373; MeCabrera, San Francisco, .360; DWright, New York, .348; Ruiz, Philadelphia, .346; Votto, Cincinnati, .342; CGonzalez, Colorado, .329; Holliday, St. Louis, .321. RUNS—MeCabrera, San Francisco, 66; CGonzalez, Colorado, 66; Bourn, Atlanta, 65; McCutchen, Pittsburgh, 65; DWright, New York, 62; Braun, Milwaukee, 61; Holliday, St. Louis, 61. RBI—Beltran, St. Louis, 71; Kubel, Arizona, 71; CGonzalez, Colorado, 67; DWright, New York, 67; Braun, Milwaukee, 66; McCutchen, Pittsburgh, 66; Holliday, St. Louis, 63. HITS—MeCabrera, San Francisco, 135; McCutchen, Pittsburgh, 129; Bourn, Atlanta, 122; DWright, New York, 119; CGonzalez, Colorado, 117; Prado, Atlanta, 114; Holliday, St. Louis, 113. DOUBLES—Votto, Cincinnati, 36; ArRamirez, Milwaukee, 32; DanMurphy, New York, 30; DWright, New York, 30; Goldschmidt, Arizona, 29; Cuddyer, Colorado, 28; Ethier, Los Angeles, 25; Holliday, St. Louis, 25; Prado, Atlanta, 25;

PGA Tour Stats PGA Tour Statistics Through July 22 FedExCup Regular Season Points 1, Tiger Woods, 2,131.563. 2, Zach Johnson, 1,987.960. 3, Jason Dufner, 1,888.300. 4, Hunter Mahan, 1,705.050. 5, Bubba Watson, 1,661.714. 6, Matt Kuchar, 1,491.450. 7, Ernie Els, 1,402.242. 8, Carl Pettersson, 1,385.250. 9, Rory McIlroy, 1,381.500. 10, Webb Simpson, 1,377.900. Scoring Average 1, Tiger Woods, 68.90. 2, Matt Kuchar, 69.07. 3, Adam Scott, 69.27. 4 (tie), Jim Furyk and Jason Dufner, 69.41. 6, Padraig Harrington, 69.45. 7, Zach Johnson, 69.48. 8, Rory McIlroy, 69.55. 9, Justin Rose, 69.57. 10, Lee Westwood, 69.58. Driving Distance 1, Bubba Watson, 313.7. 2, Jamie Lovemark, 311.9. 3, Charlie Beljan, 310.3. 4, Robert Garrigus, 309.2. 5, J.B. Holmes, 308.6. 6, Kyle Stanley, 305.6. 7, Dustin Johnson, 305.5. 8 (tie), Jason Day and Jason Kokrak, 304.4. 10, Rory McIlroy, 304.2. Driving Accuracy Percentage 1, Jerry Kelly, 72.99%. 2, Heath Slocum, 70.74%. 3, Graeme McDowell, 70.63%. 4, Ben Curtis, 70.31%. 5, Jim Furyk, 69.70%. 6, Tim Clark, 69.52%. 7, Mark Wilson, 69.01%. 8, John Huh, 68.98%. 9, Hunter Mahan, 68.80%. 10, Brian Davis, 68.76%. Greens in Regulation Percentage 1, Bubba Watson, 71.46%. 2, Lee Westwood, 70.49%. 3, Hunter Mahan, 70.21%. 4, Justin Rose, 70.05%. 5, John Senden, 69.44%. 6, Jason Dufner, 69.25%. 7, Brendon de Jonge, 68.59%. 8, Boo Weekley, 68.56%. 9, Greg Owen, 68.43%. 10, Billy Horschel, 68.41%. Total Driving 1, Boo Weekley, 53. 2, John Rollins, 67. 3, Tiger Woods, 77. 4, Hunter Mahan, 78. 5, Chris Couch, 84. 6 (tie), Brandt Jobe and Billy Horschel, 90. 8, Bo Van Pelt, 93. 9, Jason Dufner, 99. 10, Roberto Castro, 101. Strokes Gained - Putting 1, Zach Johnson, .823. 2, Aaron Baddeley, .808. 3, Ben Curtis, .799. 4, Luke Donald, .758. 5, Brandt Snedeker, .730. 6, Martin Flores, .704. 7, Bo Van Pelt, .691. 8, Bryce Molder, .681. 9, Derek Lamely, .662. 10, Brian Gay, .618. Birdie Average 1, Webb Simpson, 4.13. 2, Bubba Watson, 4.05. 3, Jason Dufner, 4.03. 4, Ben Crane, 4.00. 5, Zach Johnson, 3.98. 6, Jeff Overton, 3.96. 7, Keegan Bradley, 3.94. 8, Martin Laird, 3.93. 9 (tie), Brandt Snedeker and Rory McIlroy, 3.90. Eagles (Holes per) 1, Jonas Blixt, 81.0. 2, Gary Woodland, 86.7. 3, Bubba Watson, 88.0. 4, Jamie Lovemark, 99.0. 5, Ben Crane, 104.4. 6, Nick Watney, 104.7. 7 (tie), Charles Howell III and Rory McIlroy, 108.0. 9, James Driscoll, 109.6. 10, Kyle Reifers, 111.3. Sand Save Percentage 1, Jonas Blixt, 65.59%. 2, Brian Gay, 64.22%. 3, Martin Flores, 64.15%. 4, Lee Westwood, 63.79%. 5, Greg Chalmers, 63.71%. 6, Jim Furyk, 62.73%. 7, Chris DiMarco, 61.76%. 8, Rocco Mediate, 61.04%. 9, David Toms, 61.02%. 10, Aaron Baddeley, 60.42%. All-Around Ranking 1, Keegan Bradley, 242. 2, Lee Westwood, 264. 3, Jason Dufner, 280. 4, Bo Van Pelt, 312. 5, Justin Rose, 316. 6, Zach Johnson, 322. 7, Bubba Watson, 325. 8, John Senden, 349. 9, Tiger Woods, 356. 10, Ben Crane, 361.

Champions Tour Stats Champions Tour Statistics Through July 15 Charles Schwab Cup 1, Tom Lehman, 1,878 points. 2, Roger Chapman, 1,756. 3, Bernhard Langer, 1,471. 4, Michael Allen, 1,266. 5, Fred Funk, 1,009. 6, John Cook, 963. 7, Joe Daley, 958. 8, Fred

Couples, 898. 9, Corey Pavin, 865. 10, Mark Calcavecchia, 844. Scoring Average (Actual) 1, Fred Couples, 68.92. 2, Bernhard Langer, 68.97. 3, Tom Lehman, 69.03. 4, Michael Allen, 69.26. 5, Kenny Perry, 69.47. 6, Jay Haas, 69.74. 7, Mark Calcavecchia, 69.80. 8, Brad Bryant, 69.93. 9, Peter Senior, 69.98. 10, John Cook, 70.07. Driving Distance 1, Kenny Perry, 297.8. 2, Fred Couples, 297.5. 3, John Huston, 296.6. 4, Tom Lehman, 290.3. 5, Steve Lowery, 289.8. 6, Sandy Lyle, 289.5. 7, Mark Calcavecchia, 287.1. 8, Michael Allen, 286.3. 9, Russ Cochran, 286.1. 10, Jay Don Blake, 285.7. Driving Accuracy Percentage 1, Fred Funk, 78.11%. 2, Jeff Hart, 77.98%. 3, Corey Pavin, 77.84%. 4, Bernhard Langer, 76.40%. 5, Mark McNulty, 75.28%. 6, Wayne Levi, 75.00%. 7, D.A. Weibring, 74.22%. 8, John Cook, 74.18%. 9, Bob Gilder, 73.94%. 10, Hale Irwin, 73.86%. Greens in Regulation Percentage 1, Tom Lehman, 78.53%. 2, Fred Couples, 76.44%. 3, Kenny Perry, 74.48%. 4, Bernhard Langer, 73.30%. 5, Bill Glasson, 73.08%. 6, David Eger, 72.98%. 7, Kirk Triplett, 72.94%. 8 (tie), Dan Forsman and Mike Goodes, 72.76%. 10, Russ Cochran, 72.22%. Total Driving 1, Tom Lehman, 15. 2, Russ Cochran, 28. 3, Bernhard Langer, 35. 4 (tie), Joel Edwards and Jim Rutledge, 40. 6, David Eger, 45. 7, John Cook, 50. 8 (tie), Mark Calcavecchia and Michael Allen, 51. 10, Eduardo Romero, 52. Putting Average 1, Corey Pavin, 1.734. 2, Bernhard Langer, 1.739. 3, Michael Allen, 1.744. 4, Jay Haas, 1.747. 5, David Frost, 1.752. 6, Mark Calcavecchia, 1.753. 7, John Cook, 1.761. 8, Tom Pernice Jr., 1.764. 9, Fred Funk, 1.766. 10, 2 tied with 1.767. Birdie Average 1, Mark Calcavecchia, 4.59. 2, Michael Allen, 4.37. 3, Fred Couples, 4.32. 4, Brad Bryant, 4.21. 5 (tie), Tom Lehman and Kenny Perry, 4.16. 7, John Huston, 4.05. 8, Jay Haas, 3.98. 9 (tie), Fred Funk and Bernhard Langer, 3.97. Eagles (Holes per) 1, Kenny Perry, 82.3. 2, Hal Sutton, 99.0. 3, Jay Haas, 103.5. 4, Joel Edwards, 108.0. 5, Andrew Magee, 112.5. 6, Gary Hallberg, 113.1. 7 (tie), Steve Lowery and Steve Pate, 123.0. 9, Jerry Pate, 126.0. 10, Michael Allen, 129.0. Sand Save Percentage 1, Willie Wood, 60.00%. 2, Gary Hallberg, 59.42%. 3, David Frost, 57.69%. 4, Michael Allen, 54.72%. 5, Sandy Lyle, 54.29%. 6, Peter Senior, 53.70%. 7, Gil Morgan, 53.33%. 8, Bernhard Langer, 52.78%. 9, Tom Pernice Jr., 52.38%. 10, Ted Schulz, 51.92%. All-Around Ranking 1, Bernhard Langer, 71. 2, Tom Lehman, 96. 3, Michael Allen, 99. 4, Kenny Perry , 116. 5, Jay Haas, 119. 6, Mark Calcavecchia, 136. 7, Russ Cochran, 137. 8, Mike Goodes, 166. 9, Peter Senior, 171. 10, Brad Bryant, 182.

LPGA Tour Stats LPGA Tour Statistics Through July 8 Scoring 1, Ai Miyazato, 70.35. 2, Na Yeon Choi, 70.53. 3, Shanshan Feng, 70.60. 4, Stacy Lewis, 70.60. 5, Jiyai Shin, 70.68. 6, Yani Tseng, 70.90. 7, So Yeon Ryu, 70.98. 8, Amy Yang, 71.00. 9, Suzann Pettersen, 71.08. 10, 2 tied with 71.23. Driving Distance 1, Maude-Aimee Leblanc, 282.0. 2, Brittany Lincicome, 278.0. 3, Lexi Thompson, 274.0. 4, Vicky Hurst, 273.0. 5, Yani Tseng, 271.0. 6, Gerina Piller, 270.0. 7, Karin Sjodin, 269.0. 8, Michelle Wie, 268.0. 9, Maria Hjorth, 267.0. 10, Sydnee Michaels, 267.0. Greens in Regulation Pct. 1 (tie), Karin Sjodin and Sun Young Yoo, 75.00%. 3, Paula Creamer, 73.50%. 4, Stacy Lewis, 73.30%. 5, Lexi Thompson, 72.90%. 6, Suzann Pettersen, 72.50%. 7, Azahara Munoz, 72.10%. 8, Na Yeon Choi, 71.80%. 9, Shanshan Feng, 71.40%. 10, Karrie Webb, 70.70%. Putting Average 1, Inbee Park, 1.735. 2, Jin Young Pak, 1.747. 3, Stacy Lewis, 1.750. 4, So Yeon Ryu, 1.761. 5, Yani Tseng, 1.764. 6, Na Yeon Choi, 1.768. 7, M.J. Hur, 1.772. 8, Ai Miyazato, 1.776. 9, Se Ri Pak, 1.779. 10, Taylor Coutu, 1.785. Birdie Average 1, Stacy Lewis, 4.02. 2 (tie), Suzann Pettersen and So Yeon Ryu, 3.62. 4, Yani Tseng, 4.17. 5, Na Yeon Choi, 3.71. 6, Hee Young Park, 3.64. 7, Lexi Thompson, 3.71. 8, Inbee Park, 3.68. 9, Anna Nordqvist, 3.22. 10, Sun Young Yoo, 3.33. Sand Save Percentage 1, Jiyai Shin, 65.00%. 2, Hee Kyung Seo, 63.64%. 3 (tie), Leta Lindley and Sun Young Yoo, 61.54%. 5, M.J. Hur, 58.82%. 6, Nicole Castrale, 58.62%. 7, Danah Bordner, 58.33%. 8, Morgan Pressel, 57.69%. 9, Ai Miyazato, 57.58%. 10, Paula Creamer, 57.50%. Rounds Under Par 1, Ai Miyazato, .700. 2, Jiyai Shin, .679. 3, Shanshan Feng, .667. 4, Suzann Pettersen, .640. 5, Stacy Lewis, .625. 6, So Yeon Ryu, .609. 7, Na Yeon Choi, .578. 8, Yani Tseng, .537. 9, Cristie Kerr, .533. 10, 2 tied with .523.


MLS Standings Major League Soccer All Times EDT EASTERN CONFERENCE W L T Pts GF GA New York 11 5 5 38 37 29 Sporting KC 11 6 4 37 26 19 Houston 9 5 7 34 31 25 D.C. 10 7 3 33 34 27 Chicago 9 7 4 31 22 22 Columbus 7 7 4 25 18 19 Montreal 7 13 3 24 30 42 New England 6 9 5 23 25 25 Philadelphia 6 10 2 20 20 21 Toronto FC 5 11 4 19 24 36 WESTERN CONFERENCE W L T Pts GF GA San Jose 13 5 4 43 44 27 Real Salt Lake 12 7 3 39 33 26 Vancouver 9 6 7 34 25 26 Seattle 8 5 7 31 25 21 Los Angeles 9 10 3 30 38 35 Chivas USA 6 8 5 23 13 21 Colorado 7 13 1 22 27 30 FC Dallas 5 10 7 22 25 30 Portland 5 11 4 19 19 35 NOTE: Three points for victory, one point for tie. Wednesday, July 25 Chelsea at MLS All-Stars, 8:30 p.m. Friday, July 27 Vancouver at Real Salt Lake, 9 p.m. Saturday, July 28 Houston at Toronto FC, 4:30 p.m. New York at Montreal, 7:30 p.m. Los Angeles at FC Dallas, 8 p.m. Columbus at Sporting Kansas City, 8:30 p.m. Seattle FC at Colorado, 9 p.m. Chicago at San Jose, 10:30 p.m. Chivas USA at Portland, 11 p.m. Sunday, July 29 New England at Philadelphia, 7 p.m.

to that little voice in his head about everything that could go wrong. Even after a poor wedge to the 16th hole in the final round of the U.S. Open led to a bogey that ended his chances, he saw brighter days ahead. And in a final round that looked to belong to Adam Scott, Els never stopped believing he could win. "When you've been around as long as I have, you've seen a lot of things happen," Els said. "And I just felt that the golf course is such if you just doubt it a little bit, it was going to bite you. “There's too many bunkers, too much trouble, and there was a bit of breeze. “So I felt I was going to hit the shots. And I felt I had a chance." He needed some help from Scott — a lot of it. Unlike his three previous majors, this celebration was muted. Even for Els, it was painful to see the 32-year-old Australian endure a collapse that will rank among the most memorable in golf. Four shots ahead with four holes to go. How will this major be looked upon 10 years from now? Part of that depends on what Scott does going forward. He became only the second player since 1999 to blow a four-shot lead going into the final round of a major. The other was Rory McIlroy, who shot 80 on the final day at Augusta National last year.

Eagles Continued from page 12 a varsity program for the past 10 years, according to a press release sent out by the school. In both 2001 and 2002, the Eagles won the Northwest Central Conference, and the team made the playoffs three years straight from 2002-04, winning one playoff game in 2002. But the team hasn't had a winning season since, going 1-9 in Caleb Brown's first year with the team last season - a team that was hamstrung by injuries to an alreadythin roster. "We had a board committee meeting on it and decided this was best," Wilber said. "We'll take a year, back off a little, rebuild the program and go back at it again the next year. "(Football injuries) have been getting a lot more press recently, and we're coming to understand more about these injuries, too. You can't take that lightly." Brown decided not to return as coach this season, though the team will

still take the field as a junior varsity squad to allow the younger players to continue to gain playing experience with a lessened risk of injury. Steve Salazar, Marvin Major, Mike Orange, Robert Brown, Caleb Orange and Kelechukwu Oparah will make up the coaching staff. "We respect his decision. He felt it was in the best interests of the program," Wilber said of Brown's decision to leave. "Our coaching staff is strong, including three men who have NCAA Division I playing experience." But with the year off and big numbers coming up through the junior high program - the Eagles are hoping to make a triumphant return to the varsity level in 2013. "Troy Christian's board and administration is fully committed to a varsity football program," Wilber said. "We feel this is a positive step for the future of our football program."

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LYTHAM ST. ANNES, England (AP) — Still in shock over winning the British Open, Ernie Els walked onto the 18th green to collect the claret jug. He looked at thousands of people in the grandstands who only an hour earlier had celebrated this 42-year-old champion making one last birdie. "I have to ask you all a question," Els said to them. "Were you just being nice to me? Or did you actually believe?" Perhaps the Big Easy should have asked that of himself. He had every reason to beat himself up this year, and every reason to believe his best days were behind him. Winless in more than two years, he had a oneshot lead at Innisbrook when he missed a 4-foot birdie putt on the 16th hole, and missed another 4-footer just as badly on the 18th green that would have put him into a playoff at the Transitions Championship. Two months later, he was in a playoff with Jason Dufner in New Orleans when Els had a 6-foot putt for the win on the first extra hole. It never had a chance. In between those tournaments was the harshest reminder of how far he had fallen. For the first time in 18 years, he was not eligible to play in the Masters because he had fallen out of the top 50. Somewhere along the way, Els stopped listening

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Bowl ban, loss of scholarships included Former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky won’t be the only one paying for his actions. The NCAA ordered Penn State to vacate its wins from 1998 to 2011, took away 10 scholarships from the football program in each of the next four years, and banned the team from playing in any bowl games for the next four seasons.

Penn State must also pay a $60 million fine. The NCAA will implement a system of checks and balances within the Penn State athletic department and will establish an "athletics integrity monitor" to oversee compliance. "The sanctions announced by the NCAA today defame the legacy and contributions of a great coach and educator

without any input from our family or those who knew him best," the family of Joe Paterno said. “This is not a fair or thoughtful action; it is a panicked response to the public's understandable revulsion at what Sandusky did," Penn State signed a consent decree with the NCAA, stating that it would not appeal those penalties.

is using them as motivation. "I've got big shoes to fill. I don't dislike Jim Brown for his comments on me," Richardson said. "He's just pushing me to the limit. He's going to make sure I'm going to work and make sure he can get everything he can out of me as far as me being in Cleveland." The Browns' running game was awful last season as injuries and other distractions prevented Peyton Hillis from coming close to matching his 1,177-yard season in 2010. Richardson should expect to get 20 to 25 carries per game under new offensive coordinator Brad Childress. On defense, the Browns must plug a gaping hole — and a crevice — during

camp. Massive tackle Phil Taylor is expected to miss at least half the season after tearing a biceps muscle lifting weights. Veteran backup Scott Paxson and rookies John Hughes and Billy Winn will compete to hold down Taylor's spot. With NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell upholding linebacker Scott Fujita's suspension for his involvement in the Saints' bounty scandal, the Browns need to find someone to anchor the strong side for the season's first three games — and future. Kaluka Maiava, who has been slowed by injuries the past two seasons, will get first crack with rookies JamesMichael Johnson and Emmanuel Acho on deck.

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Cincinnati’s Xavier Paul steals second base Tuesday night.The Reds trailed Houston 2-1 after seven innings at press time.

Reds get marathon win over Astros Monday game lasts almost four hours HOUSTON (AP) — The Cincinnati Reds were happy to get a lopsided win after a string of close victories where they needed closer Aroldis Chapman in three of the last four games. They only wish Monday night's 8-3 victory over the Houston Astros wouldn't have taken so long. "It was a long night," manager Dusty Baker said of the 3-hour, 56minute contest. "That was the longest nine-inning game that I've played in a long time. “If you're going to play that long, you might as well win." Ryan Ludwick and Todd Frazier had three hits and two RBIs each and Brandon Phillips continued his solid play since the injury to Joey Votto with three hits to help the Reds to the win. Ludwick connected on an RBI double in Cincinnati's two-run third inning and added a run with a single in the eighth. Frazier singled in a run in the first and had an RBI dou-

ble in the eighth. Phillips has 12 hits and nine RBIs in the eight games since moving to the third spot in the batting order when Votto went on the disabled list after arthroscopic surgery to repair his injured left knee. The Reds have remained on track since Votto's injury, winning five straight and six of eight to stay atop the NL Central standings. The loss was Houston's seventh straight and the Astros have lost 10 of 11 since the All-Star break including a 1-10 road trip. Reds starter Mat Latos (8-3) allowed eight hits and two runs in five innings to bounce back from his last outing where he gave up six hits and five runs in 4 2-3 innings for his first loss since April 18. Houston starter Wandy Rodriguez (7-9) allowed seven hits and three runs with six strikeouts in six innings. It was the third straight loss for the lefthander who continues to be the subject of trade ru-

mors. "I have no control of that," Rodriguez said when asked if the trade talk is a distraction. "I don't know what's going to happen with me, so I only wait. I don't know what decision the organization (is going to make)." Chris Johnson tied a career high with four hits and drove in a run for Houston. "We're trying not to believe in personal goals around here and just trying to turn this thing around, so I'd rather take an 0-for for a win," he said. The Reds got contributions up and down the order on Monday as they matched their season high with 17 hits. "We got some big hits tonight," Baker said. "Their record isn't good right now but they never quit. “You can see, they kept fighting and fighting and we had to add on some more runs and get out of some tough jams and got the win."


that failed, they were determined not to let running back Trent Richardson slip away and moved up to No. 3 to pick the former Alabama star, who could have a greater impact as a rookie than Weeden. Richardson, who came from the same Florida high school that produced Hall of Famer Emmitt Smith, aspires to one day join his idol with a bronze bust in Canton — no matter what Jim Brown says. Just before the draft, Brown, the greatest Cleveland Brown of them all, called Richardson "ordinary" and questioned why his former team would use a high pick on him. Richardson, to his credit, never challenged Brown's puzzling comments. In fact, Richardson

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Continued from page 12 The Bengals need to find a receiver to complement Green. Third-round pick Mohamed Sanu from Rutgers can earn significant playing time. Cornerback Dre Kirkpatrick, the 17th overall pick in the draft, will get a chance to win a starting job across from Leon Hall. Hall is returning from a torn Achilles tendon that has limited him during offseason workouts. Defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer said on Tuesday that Hall is expected to pass his physical exam before the first practice and line up as a starter. "I'm hoping I see him real early in camp — the first day," Zimmer said. "He hasn't been (medically) cleared yet." The secondary is the biggest question on defense. The Bengals have stocked up on veterans who struggled with other teams, hoping they can get something out of them in Zimmer's defense. "Are we the most talented in the league? No," Zimmer said. "But we have a lot of intangibles." In addition to finding a No. 2 receiver, the Bengals have to decide how to replace Cedric Benson at running back. They signed BenJarvus Green-Ellis from New England to compete with Bernard

Scott, the No. 2 running back last year. Offensive coordinator Jay Gruden hasn't decided how he'll use the two. "We have a lot of work to do before we can think about a rotation," Gruden said. "Hopefully somebody will emerge as the No. 1 guy. If not, if they both do great things, then we will use them both."

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can count a game as sold out if only 85 percent of the stadium is full. In his first public comment on the new rule, Brown said Tuesday that he won't lower the threshold for a sellout at the Bengals' 65,500-seat stadium, which opened in 2000 and was funded primarily by a local sales tax increase that also covered a Reds ballpark. "If you think back to when they passed the sales tax to finance the stadiums, they did it so people could come downtown to the stadiums and watch games," Brown said. "They didn't do it so people could sit at home and watch games on television. They could have done that without a new stadium. "So I think it is best for us and when I look around the league, I can see most teams staying with the old rule." Ticket sales are up from a year ago, when the team was coming off a 4-12 season and the NFL was in the midst of a lockout. The Bengals started winning fans back with a playoff push led by then-rookie quarterback Andy Dalton and receiver A.J. Green. The spotlight will be on rookies again starting at the opening practice on Friday.

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