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Power project moves along Center completion expected in Nov. BY BETHANY J. ROYER Staff Writer PIQUA — It’s beginning to look like a whole new city as projects continue to get under way or near completion. One of those projects is the new Power System


Service Center on South Main Street as Piqua City Commission adopted several resolutions relating to its construction Tuesday. Implementation of the new facility has moved progressively with the original purchase of properties transpiring just two years ago, followed by a contract for design and construction by Wenco Inc. that was approved in December 2010. By August 2011, relocation and extension of water,

wastewater and stormwater utilities to the site had been completed, with improvements made to Hemm Avenue in October. A total of 15 contracts were adopted for the new Power System Service Center in February this year alone, with Tuesday’s being the single remaining contract for furniture and storage systems by Innovative Office Solutions Inc. (IOS) of Maria Stein. As to date, the $4.5 million

building project is $113,148 below budget with a scheduled completion date of Nov. 14. In relation to the city’s overall power infrastructure, commission also adopted a contract for the purchase of 12 steel transmission poles to replace wood poles damaged in a powerful wind storm on June 29. This will affect not only the half-mile of damaged line but


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This week’s USA Weekend, which is included in today’s Daily Call, features a back-toschool action plan for par- BY WILL E SANDERS ents. Staff Writer

‘Stuff the Bus’ planned today

PIQUA — The Piqua Area United Way is teaming up with Piqua City Schools to Stuff the Bus with school supplies for needy children. From 125 p.m. today, a school bus will be parked at the Piqua Walmart ready to be stuffed. Or, those who wish to donate may drop items off at the United Way office at 326 N. Main St., Piqua. The distribution of the supplies will be made to students in need and will be coordinated with the school district.

Committee to meet Monday BRADFORD — The Village of Bradford Sidewalk Committee will be meeting at 6:30 p.m. Monday in the village council room. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss hazardous sidewalk areas.


TROY — It didn’t feel like the first day of the Miami County Fair, but it was. Rain sprinkles subsided shortly before the opening ceremony of the fair started Friday as the sun came out and lower temperatures in the mid-70s with a slight breeze welcomed an audience of about 75. It was a far cry from the typical, sweltering August heat often associated with the fair and weather forecasts appear optimistic for what fair officials hope will be a great fair week. Miami County Commissioner John “Bud” O’Brien welcomed and thanked everyone in attendance for helping jump-start this year’s fair with a opening ceremony that featured a color guard, horse riders and a flag-raising. “I want to thank you all for ANTHONY WEBER/OHIO COMMUNITY MEDIA PHOTO coming out to the opening Miami County Commissioner John “Bud” O’Brien asks questions with the ceremonies,” O’Brien said. “I Miami County Fair Prince and Princess Quentin Webb and Maryn Gross FriSee Fair/Page 10A day during opening ceremonies of the fair.


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BY JONATHAN FAHEY Associated Press NEW YORK — A surprise surge in gasoline prices is taking some of the fun out of summer. The national average for a gallon of gas at the pump has climbed to $3.67, a rise of 34 cents since July 1. An increase in crude oil prices and problems with refineries and pipelines in the West Coast and Midwest, including a fire in California, are mostly to blame. Analysts don’t expect gas prices to get as high as they did in April, when 10 states passed $4 a gallon and the U.S. average topped out at $3.94. But this is still unwelcome news in this sluggish economy, since any extra money that goes to fill gas tanks doesn’t get spent on movies and dinners out. The rising prices could also put pressure on President Barack Obama in the heat of his re-election campaign. When Phil Van Schepen recently went to fill up his dry-cleaning delivery van in Coon Rapids, Minn., he found a Post-it note a driver before him had placed on the pump faulting Obama for high See Gas prices/Page 2A

Afghan policeman kills three Marines KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) An Afghan police officer shot and killed three U.S. Marines after sharing a meal with them before dawn Friday and then fled into the desolate darkness of southern Afghanistan, the third attack on coalition forces by their Afghan counterparts in a week. Thirty-one coalition service members have now died this year at the hands of Afghan forces or insurgents disguised in See Marines/Page 2A

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Ohio schools chief admits misuse of credit card Money repaid after accidental usage incident COLUMBUS (AP) — The state’s top education official said Friday that new acting schools superintendent Michael L. Sawyers’ admitted misuse of district credit card is a “non-issue” and likely won’t affect his candidacy if he applies for the permanent job. Sawyers said he mixed up credit cards and accidentally used the district card for more than $800 in personal purchases when he was superintendent of Perry Local Schools in northeast Ohio. He repaid the money and was reprimanded by the district in 2010. The Ohio Board of Education was aware of the mistake when it unanimously voted to hire him as an assistant state superintendent in 2010, board president Debe Terhar said. She termed it a “non-issue” that likely won’t come up if Sawyers applies for the permanent position. She said he’s done a “wonderful job” as deputy. “Michael made restitution, there was an audit

done,” Terhar said. “He acknowledged it was an error, he paid it back and everything was finished.” Ohio Department of Education spokesman John Charlton said Sawyers was “upfront about it from the beginning.” Sawyers’ credit card mistake, reported by The Columbus Dispatch Thursday, comes to light again following the resignation of Superintendent Stan Heffner amid allegations of ethical violations. A report last week by the state’s inspector general found Heffner was on the payroll of a Texas-based testing firm when he lobbied state lawmakers last year on a bill that benefited the company. The report also found Heffner misused his state email, cellphone and staff to pursue the testing job. Sawyers said in a telephone interview Friday that his district card and personal cards looked similar, and he simply mixed them up. “I was basically not paying attention,” he said. “It was the same color card.” He said the district brought the mistake to his attention and gave him a chance to repay the money. He said he apologized to the school board and the community.

Project Continued from page 1 the remainder of the circuit from substation 4 to substation 5. Emphasizing the need to get the line back in service as quickly as possible, Power System Director Ed Krieger acknowledged it will be a significant, one month project by Thomas and Betts Steel Structures. “We’re hoping for a FEMA reimbursement with this,” noted Krieger, as the city faces nearly $750,000 in damages from the June storm, and is awaiting designation from the federal government that Ohio was a disaster area. A contract to purchase

an emergency generator for the new Power System Center was likewise adopted in what can best be described as being proactive towards future weather-related events, with Krieger highlighting the importance of keeping the lights on “at home.” “It gives us that extra level of reliability for our building,” said Krieger on the inclusion of the fullsize emergency generator from Buckeye Power Sales at the new Power System Service Center. Installation should be completed by the end of November with the director stating that it, “ensures we have power to go about our business.”

Gas prices Continued from page 1 gasoline prices. “It’s a reminder of his energy policies overall, which I don’t agree with,” said Van Schepen, who buys about 100 gallons a week and finds he is spending about $40 more than he did in early July. Still, he said the Post-it “was a bit much” because the president isn’t responsible for gasoline prices. Analysts and economists agree, saying prices for crude oil and wholesale gasoline are set on financial exchanges around the world based on supply and demand and expectations about how those factors may change. The price at the pump in the U.S. fell more than 60 cents per gallon during the spring as the global economy slowed and turmoil in the Middle East seemed to subside. But crude oil is climbing again, rising to $94 a barrel from a low of $78 in late June. Production outages in South Sudan and the North Sea, Western sanctions that have cut the flow of Iranian oil, Iran’s threat to block tankers passing through the vital Strait of Hormuz, and fears that the violence in Syria could escalate into a wider regional conflict have driven up oil prices. Seasonal factors are also sending pump prices higher. Gas usually costs more in the late spring and

summer because refiners have to make more expensive blends of gasoline to meet clean air rules and because the summer driving season boosts demand. In the past few weeks, pipelines serving Wisconsin and Illinois ruptured, refineries were shut down unexpectedly because of equipment problems in Illinois and Indiana, and a blaze broke out at a refinery in Richmond, Calif. Gasoline prices shot up more than 50 cents in the span of a month in Indiana, Vermont, Illinois, Ohio, Kentucky, Michigan and Wisconsin. And California drivers have seen gas climb 13 cents since the fire Monday. Motorists in many cities there are paying well over $4. Drivers in 20 states, including the possible White House battleground states of Colorado, Iowa, Nevada, Ohio and Wisconsin, are paying more for gasoline this year than they did last year, and the list will probably soon include Virginia and North Carolina, said Tom Kloza, chief oil analyst at the Oil Price Information Service.




Steven S. Matthews PIQUA — Steven S. Matthews, of Piqua, transitioned from this life Tuesd a y , Aug. 7, 2012. H e w a s born in T r o y, on May 2 3 , 1955, to the MATTHEWS l a t e John B. and Lois J. (Deweese) Matthews, Steven is survived by his loving wife Carol A. (Lawrence/Hemmert) Matthews; two step daughters, Rachel (Joel) Brownfield and family of Toledo, and Ellen (Brad) Wallace and family of Chicago, Ill.; his adopted daughter, Erika Church of Xenia; and many loved nephews, nieces and extended family. He was preceded in death by his father and mother, sister, Jo Anne Williams; brother, Michael B. Matthews; sister-in-law, Patricia (Cramlet) Matthews; and numerous members of his extended family. Steven graduated from Troy High School in 1973, and The Defiance College in 1977, where he studied history and speech communications. In 1980, he received his master of arts degree from the University of Maine, Orono, Maine, where he also taught classes. During this time, he also taught at Lawrence High School in Fairfield, Maine. Upon returning to his hometown, Steven bartended and managed the Brewery in Troy, and

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elsewhere. He taught as both full time and adjunct faculty at Edison Community College and in 1983, founded and operated General Consultants Associated, an industrial and academic consulting group which targeted developmental needs in an industrial environment. He later joined Tube Products Corporation of Troy, where he became chief operating officer (vice president of operations and director of engineering), participating in ownership as an operating partner in the business. Later, Mr. Matthews left all involvement in business and industry and studied the visual arts and transpersonal psychology, among other diverse topics, contemplations, and meditations. His positive influence, giving and peaceful nature, and profound teachings touched enumerable lives. The intuitiveness and generosity he shared with many deeply changed those he touched both directly and indirectly. With a humbleness of spirit, Papa Steven always said he was “nobody and proud.” His sense of humor and laughter were gifts that made people want to be near him. Despite a strong life spirit, complications from cancer took his spirit home. The family is grateful to Hospice of Miami County and the friends and family who supported him in his journey. There will be a celebration of his life at noon Sunday, Aug. 12, at their home in Piqua.

TROY — Edith Gean Payne, 36, of Troy, passed away Thursday, Aug. 9, 2012, at her residence. S h e w a s b o r n Oct. 10, 1975, in Chicago, Ill., to PAYNE Roger Carl (Linda) Sizemore of Chicago and Margaret Hernandez of Troy. In addition to her parents, Edith is survived by her husband, Richard Edward Payne; two sons, Nathan Carl Cavanaugh and Richard Alan Payne, both of Troy; siblings, Murphy (Michele) Howe of Sidney Tim Howe of Madison, Wis., Cindy Byer of Troy, Samantha (Don) Wormley of Troy and Roger Sizemore Jr. of Chicago, Ill.; good friend, Nicole Hodges “BaBay”; mother-in-law,

Sophia Hicks of Troy; nieces and nephews: Jamie Howe of Troy, Carol Howe of Madison, Wis., Timmy Howe of Madison, Wis., Cody Gordon of Gibsonburg, Logan Messer of Troy, Zachary Ball of Noblesville, Ind., and Jeremiah Cottrell of Troy; and cousin, Stacy Fisher of Lima. She was preceded in death by her paternal grandparents, Elba and Edith Sizemore; and magrandparents, ternal Frank and Louise Hernandez. She was a graduate of Troy High School class of 1995. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Baird Funeral Home, Troy. Friends may call from 12-2 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Friends may express condolences to the family through

Douglas A. Yaney SIDNEY — Douglas A. Yaney, 57, of Sidney, died Aug. 9, 2012, following an extended illness. He was born May 10, 1955, in Piqua. Doug attended Houston High School and spent three years in the U.S. Navy. He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers; one sister; and an infant son, Douglas Aaron Yaney. His is survived by his wife, Polly N. (Phipps) Yaney of Sidney; daughter, Stephanie Yaney of Troy; three stepsons, Jeremy, Brent and Kyle Taylor; four grandchildren, Bobby,

Desiree, Lucas and B r e a Higgenbothem; four step-grandchildren, Tayler, Brandyn and Lucas Taylor and Brandon Price; three brothers, Larry (Jeanne) of Piqua, Keith (Sue) of Sidney, Ed (Pattie) of Celina; two sisters, Wava (Frank) of Houston and Pam (Jim) of Lockington; and one sister-in-law, Eileen of Covington. Per Doug’s wishes, his body was donated to Boonshoft School of Medicine at Wright State University.

Dorothy Mae (Schulte) Quinter Death notices WEST MILTON — Joyce Anita Ellis, 72, of West Milton, passed away Thursday, Aug. 9, 2012, at her residence surrounded by her loving family. Funeral services will be held Monday at HaleSarver Family Funeral Home, West Milton with burial to follow at Riverside Cemetery, West Milton.

Marines Continued from page 1 Afghan uniforms, according to NATO a dramatic rise from previous years. The assaults have cast a shadow of fear and mistrust over U.S. efforts to train Afghan soldiers and police more than 10 years after the U.S.-led invasion to topple the Taliban’s hardline Islamist regime for sheltering al-Qaida’s leadership. The attacks also raise further doubts about the quality of the Afghan forces taking over in many areas before most international troops leave the country in 2014. Friday’s deadly shooting took place in the volatile Sangin district of Helmand province, said U.S. military spokeswoman Maj. Lori Hodge. Sangin was a Taliban stronghold for years and has one of the highest concentrations of improvised explosive devices, or IEDs, in the country. A U.S. Defense Department official confirmed that the dead Americans were Marine Special Operations Forces. He spoke on condition of anonymity because the family notification process was not complete. Sangin’s district chief and the Taliban both identified the gunman as Asadullah, a member of the Afghan National Police

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who was helping the Marines train the Afghan Local Police. Taliban spokesman Qari Yousef Ahmadi said by telephone that the attacker joined the insurgency after the shooting. “Now, he is with us,” Ahmadi said. The district chief, Mohammad Sharif, said the shooting happened at a police checkpoint after a joint meal and a security meeting. The meal took place before dawn because of Ramadan, the month in which Muslims abstain from food during daylight hours. Compared to the 25 attacks this year that have killed 31 foreign troops, there were 11 such attacks and 20 deaths in 2011, according to an Associated Press county. Each of the previous two years saw five such attacks. The NATO coalition says it takes the rise in “green-on-blue” attacks seriously but insists they are not a sign of trouble for the plan to hand over security to Afghan forces. “We are confident that those isolated incidents will have no effect on transition or on the quality of our forces,” said Brig. Gen. Gunter Katz, a spokesman for NATO troops.

WEST MILTON — Dorothy Mae (Schulte) Quinter, 90, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2012, at home. She was preceded in death by Albert, her husband of 65 years. Dorothy was born Dec. 14, 1921, in Dayton to Charles and Mary Schulte, one of 14 children, three who survive her. Dorothy is survived by her five children, George Quinter of Lake City, Tenn., Eileen and Nicholas Nolan of Troy, Rita and Harry Busse of West Milton, Frances and James Sheehan Jr. of Springboro, and Mary Margaret and Robert Drumheller of Powell, Tenn. Thirteen grandchildren and 28 great-grandchildren also survive her, as do her sisters Loretta Merkle, Eloise Marht and Betty Strausburg. Dorothy (Dottie) led a vivid life in her youth, traveling to California to work in the defense industry during World War II. She returned to Dayton

where she and Albert were married in 1946. Dorothy performed numerous voluntary services and was a poll worker for many years. She was a devoted wife and mother, balancing child rearing with housekeeping skills and she developed a keen talent for baking, especially fresh cherry pie, and coconut cream pie. Her taste for chocolate was enhanced by her work for the Esther Price Candy Company in Dayton. She was raised a Catholic and assiduously practiced her religion, attending Mass daily. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Church of the Transfiguration, 972 S. Miami St., West Milton. Calling hours are 2-5 p.m. Sunday at HaleSarver Family Funeral Home, 284 N. Miami St., West Milton. Contributions may be made to Destiny–Tridia Hospice, 329 N. Broad St., Fairborn OH 45324.

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Saturday, August 11, 2012

A party with a purpose More than 12,000 turn out for National Night Out

Sunny skies to return Sunday Breezy and much cooler temperatures have arrived for the weekend with highs in the mid-70s today. Night lows over the weekend will drop into the 50s. There will be a chance of a spotty shower today. Sunny skies return Sunday. Temperatures will rise to the low to mid80s next week. A chance of rain will return to the forecast on Monday. High: 76 Low: 57.





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BY MELANIE YINGST Staff Writer MIAMI COUNTY — Miami County’s annual National Night Out is a “party with a purpose� and Tuesday’s event looked more like a large family cookout with food, fun and friends at Troy Community Park. More than 12,000 people were able to meet and greet Miami County’s first responders — from local fire departments to Miami County’s Sheriff’s Office officials — for a chance to learn more about community services and to put a name with the face of many community law enforcement and city officials. Running for the Second District Court of Appeals, former Miami County Common Pleas Court Judge Jeffrey Welbaum rattled off several statistics to show how events like National Night Out work for the benefit of everyone from the men in blue to neighborhood watch crews. “More than 75 percent of people that have attended these types of events felt more comfortable in their community and when reporting crimes,� Welbaum shared. Welbaum urged attendees to not only take advantage of the free food

and fun, but to meet new neighbors and to talk with law enforcements in their presence. “Meet your neighbors, meet new people, meet your police officers,� Welbaum said. “This is a symbol of our commitment.� Welbaum said everyone benefits from events such as National Night Out from neighbors to officials. Welbaum shared the U.S. Department of Justice’s statistics which showed an 11 percent reduction in crime due to neighborhood watches after NNO events in College Hill, near Cincinnati which is a city similar in size to Troy. Welbaum said the type of community depends on its people and their diligence to prevent crime from occurring, and if it is, by reporting it quickly. “The difference is community,� Welbaum said, noting a “stark contrast of the fabric of different communities� as a traveling judge in surrounding counties and during his current job at the state attorney general’s office. Community members shook hands and met with law officers such as Troy Police Department’s School Resource Officers and D.A.R.E. instructors Kirt Wright and Chris Madigan. Madigan said it’s evenings in the

community at events such as NNO that showcase their efforts as officers within the schools and the surrounding communities. “We just are here to get the word out about D.A.R.E. and our summer events such as bike safety camp and Safe-T-Town for everyone to enjoy and think about for next year,� Madigan said. Troy Police Department’s Capt. Joe Long said it’s a welcome opportunity to come out and meet with the community for whom they serve. “It’s good for the community to see the different side of us,� Long said. “This isn’t a Troy event, it’s a county event. We have people here from Piqua, Tipp City, West Milton and they get to visit with their respective officials in a fun setting.� Long said he has people come up and talk with him on a first-name basis because they feel that closeknit community connection. ‘They get to know you instead of just when you show up on calls to their home,� Long said. “It’s popular with the citizens and you can tell by the turnout that people enjoy it and the community as a whole benefits. They are here to support us.�

In Brief Historical Class of 1956 society to meet luncheon COVINGTON — The Covington Newberry Historical Society will meet at 7 p.m. Monday at the Fort Rowdy Museum, 101 Pearl St. For information, call 473-2270. The public is welcome.


Commodity queens representing Miami County includes, left to right, Meagan McKinney, Shelby Roach and Sarah Pyers.

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enroll at Morehead State University to major in Nursing. Shelby Roach is serving as the Miami County Beef Queen, sponsored by the Miami County Cattlemen’s Association. She is the daughter of Trent and Kerry Roach. She will be a junior at Miami East High School and the Miami Valley Career Technology Center in the Center On Science in Agriculture. The Miami County Pork Queen is Sarah Pyers represent as selected by the Miami County Swine Breeders Association. She is the daughter of Kevin and Lori Pyers. She will be a senior at Miami East High School.

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Commodity queens represent industries MIAMI COUNTY — Each year livestock groups in Miami County interview and select a queen that will represent the industry. In 2012, there are several qualified young ladies that applied and were chosen. These commodity queens are spokespersons for the industry, assist with livestock shows, and conduct public awareness and promotion events. Representing the Miami County Sheep Improvement Association is the Lamb and Wool Queen, Meagan McKinney. She is the daughter of Ryan McKinney and Angela Dilts. She is a recent graduate of Miami East High School with plans to

PIQUA — The 1956 Class from Piqua Central High School will be meeting for their monthly luncheon at 12:30 p.m. Thursday at Heck Yeah Grill, located on South County Road 25-A in Piqua. All class members and guest are welcome.

All mediums, all skill levels appropriate GREENVILLE — The Greenville Art Guild is hosting a color workshop by Chuck Marshall. This is Marshall’s second workshop for the Guild and he was invited back by popular demand. His first workshop concentrated on plein air painting, but this time he will be instructing on color

at the Spring Hall Learning Center at 633 Spring St. The workshop will be held from 12:30-4:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 27. It is appropriate for all mediums and skill levels. He will include an oil painting demonstration as part of his instruction. The cost is $25 for Greenville Art Guild members and $35 for nonmembers and participants will need to supply their own art supplies. For more information or to register, call Isabel Culbertson at (937) 548-7174.

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Miami County Victim/Witness Assistance Program provided candy, face painting and stickers during National Night Out on Tuesday at the Community Park in Troy. Program Director Carmen Barhorst paints the face of Lilly Noon, 6, of Troy.


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What part of ‘no’ don’t The Usual Eccentric Troy officials Survey says: 4 out of understand? five dentists agree

Water. The subject of water has been a hot topic with both Piqua and Troy city commission and council, respectively over the past year. Piqua is in a position where something must be done soon in order to secure a reliable, future drinking water supply for residents. In a nutshell, Piqua was debating the options of building its own water plant or contracting to purchase drinking water from its neighbors down the road in Troy. A study was instituted and the findings evaluated. After due consideration, Piqua officials made the decision to construct a new water plant within the city. That should be the end of the story — but it MIKE ULLERY is not. Chief Photographer It seems that the city of Troy is pouting over the issue. The decision to not become dependent on water from Troy is not the decision that Troy officials wanted to hear so they are refusing to let the issue go away. I say “issue.” Really there is none. Piqua city commissioners made a decision based on what they feel is in the best interest of the citizens of Piqua. I am not saying that one plan is the best or that anyone involved in the decision-making process was correct or incorrect in their final decision. The fact that this issue is still being debated is beyond belief. A “joint” meeting was held at Edison Community College to discuss the findings of the independent consultant regarding the most cost-effective and best way to proceed. Piqua city officials did not attend the meeting. They let it be known, and rightly so, that they had made a decision and no further debate was necessary. As a citizen of Troy, I would be interested to know what we are not being told. It seems to me that Patrick Titterington’s insistence that he can tell Piqua what to do must have some sort of underlying mission for the Troy service and safety director. I am inclined to wonder what would happen if the situation was reversed. If Piqua city officials attempted to strong-arm their feelings onto a decision regarding Troy, can you imagine the cries of outrage? Enough is enough. The decision has been made. Case closed!

in my mouth. omewhere at denDuring my last routal school there is tine cleaning, my dena deep-rooted betist was looking this lief being taught that here gift horse in the normal individuals can mouth when he sudhold a conversation denly stopped, peered with someone while into my cake hole with their entire fist is great focus and furcrammed squarely rowed his brow. down someone’s throat. WILL E SANDERS “By God,” he reOr maybe it’s not a fist; marked, “that’s the let’s say a dozen or so Staff Writer longest uvula I have razor sharp ever glimpsed in my enments. The result is tire life.” still the same. “Khat’s ka kuvula?” I queried with litSo how many dentists believe that? Four out of five dentists surveyed agree. tle success, wondering if the dentist was My dentist is under the firm stance paying me a compliment or an insult. So impressive was my uvula that the that foreign objects in my mouth — in no way whatsoever — interfere with my dentist called over his assistant to have a look for herself. When she did, she ability to discuss the weather. “Kes, ka keather kis kovely,” I usually agreed with the dentist, who then called manage to hack out, which roughly over another dental assistant to get a translates to, “Yes, the weather is lovely, third opinion. The second dental assisnow will you please take your hand out tant shrieked in horror. I drew the line of my mouth so I can tell you all about when the dentist called on everyone in the waiting room to take a gander as my day, too?” Now for the better part of a decade I well. Think about it for a second. My denwrote dentists off entirely. Then my father got dentures. That was a wake-up tist is an older gentleman and an accall. I decided then and there to exercise complished dental technician. He has proper tooth care because I enjoy eating probably witnessed thousands of uvulas apples, taffy and apple-flavored taffy too from his clientele over the years, not to much to let dentures stand in the way. mention from dental books exclusively (This paragraph has been brought to you featuring medical abnormalities. When by the folks at Polygrip, America’s most a dude like that says something like that you tend to sit up straight and listen. valued dental adhesive.) That’s right, after neglecting my teeth But I couldn’t. I was in the dentist’s for so long I required serious dental in- chair. But none of this surprises me in the tervention, and as you can obviously tell I have started renting out advertising least. My record-setting long uvula is space in my column to pay for the work. nothing but the latest example and conWhich reminds me: Pepsi, Doritos, firmation of how deformed my entire body is. When it comes to my body, everyMeow Mix and Preparation-H. The first time I went to the dentist as thing that should be short is long, and an adult several years ago, my mouth conversely, everything that should be was in such disarray the dentist died ex- long is short. What a complete rip-off. Thanks a lot, actly two days later. Since then things have been going fine life! After I got home from the dentist I in the teeth department, and that’s the honest tooth. Well, until the other day started to grow concerned. I began inwhen my second dentist (who thankfully vestigating the Internet in order to anis still alive and kicking) informed me swer the age-old question of, “What that I have an extremely elongated purpose does a uvula serve?” The long and short of it is a uvula does Mike Ullery is the Chief Photographer of the Piqua uvula. nothing at all. Uh, what exactly is a uvula? Don’t Daily Call. The opinions expressed are those of the writer Four out of five dentists agree. worry; at first I thought it was a dirty and do not necessarily reflect those of the Piqua Daily word, too. That couldn’t be farther from Call. To contact Will E Sanders email him the truth. A uvula is that annoying fleshy nui- at To learn more sance that hangs down from the back of about Will E Sanders, to read past your throat, and apparently my uvula is columns or to read features by other Creridiculously long and freakish. Those ators Syndicate writers and cartoonists, weren’t my dentist’s exact words, but it’s visit the Creators Syndicate website at COPYRIGHT 2012 an awfully close description. Either way, it left me with a bad taste CREATORS.COM


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Where to Write Public officials can be contacted through the following addresses and telephone numbers: ■ Lucy Fess, mayor, 5th Ward Commissioner,, 615-9251 (work), 773-7929 (home) ■ John Martin, 1st Ward Commissioner,, 773-2778 (home) ■ William Vogt, 2nd Ward Commissioner,, 773-8217 ■ Joe Wilson, 3rd Ward Commissioner,, 778-0390 ■ Judy Terry, 4th Ward Commissioner,, 773-3189 ■ City Manager Gary Huff,, 778-2051 ■ Miami County Commissioners: John “Bud” O’Brien, Jack Evans and Richard Cultice, 201 W. Main St., Troy, OH 45373 440-5910; commissioners@co- ■ John R. Kasich, Ohio governor, Vern Riffe Center, 77 S. High St., Columbus, OH 43215, (614) 644-0813, Fax: (614) 466-9354 ■ State Sen. Bill Beagle, 5th District, Ohio Senate, First Floor, Columbus, Ohio 43215; (614) 466-6247; e-mail: ■ State Rep. Richard Adams, 79th District, House of Representatives, The Riffe Center, 77 High St. 13th Floor, Columbus, OH 43215, (614) 466-8114, Fax: (614) 719-3979; ■ Jon Husted, Secretary of State, 180 E. Broad St. 15th floor, Columbus, OH 53266-0418 (877) 767-6446, (614)466-2655; ■ David Yost, State Auditor, 88 E. Broad St., 5th floor, Columbus, OH 43215, 800-282-0370 or 614-466-4514

To the Editor: Winning at all cost can kill what is won. Do Republicans even care? Nope. They’re willing to repeatedly lie. They know their base supporters watch nothing but “the parrot of propaganda,” FOX News, so they’ll never hear the real truth. (Non-partisans judge FOX as the most misinforming network). Their latest lies were whoppers. Lie 1: Saying Ohio Democrats want to stop the military from early voting the weekend before the election. That’s a blatant lie. Democrats simply want all Ohio citizens, including the military, to the have same rights as they had four years ago — when everyone could vote early that weekend. In 2008, 93,000 Ohio citizens voted early then and the majority were Democrats. Thus, Ohio Republicans passed a law to ban early voting for all Ohioans the weekend before the election (unless active military). We’re suing. It takes deliberate stinky gall to lie that big. Romney and his crew dishonor our freedoms. Since more Democrats voted early effectively in 2008, Republicans are trying to make all voting as difficult as possible in as many states as possible. How patriotic is that? Americans died for voting rights. Don’t Republicans have the confidence to stand up in a fair election, say the truth, and let people choose their own leaders? Their lying and rigging, from changing voting laws to upholding gerrymandering, is like a coup d’état in a third world country. Their thinking and actions are not American. “Shame” is not adequate an outcry for those who undermine our freedoms for their personal gain. Voting rights are sacred. Elections should be changed to a weekend or made into non-working holiday so that more Americans could more easily vote. No doubt, Republicans would be against this. Lie 2: Saying President Obama wants to eliminate work rules for welfare. The opposite is true. He’s willing to allow states more control of their welfare programs — if they show can show a more effective increase in achieving employment for recipients. PolitiFact says Romney’s “pants are on fire.” Romney will do anything to win. As a hypocritical flipflopper, he’s untrustworthy in any situation. He’s sold out to a handful of Tea Party-supporting, self-serving, power-mongering billionaires. A morally bankrupt puppet, Mitt Romney is a poor choice for president. Unlike his Michigan trees, his integrity is not “just the right height” — and sinks lower with every lie. —Patricia L. Vogt Piqua









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Teacher needs cheat-sheet

Ex-jail cells serve as artist studios in Detroit

DEAR ABBY: I have been teaching for 30 years in the sameschooldistrict.Ican’ttell youhowmanytimes30-to45year-old men have come up to me and said, “You don’t remember me, do you?” When they were in elementary school, they were not sporting facial hair and didn’t have recedinghairlines.Still,Ifeelbad not being able to make their ABIGAIL VAN BUREN day by spouting off their first Advice and last names. All of my students are spe- usually in the mornings and cial to me.However,although evenings. My nerves are ratsome of these men attended tled and I’m not sure how my school, not all of them much more of this I can take. were in my classroom. I’m I hesitate to call the authoriflattered they recognize me, ties because I am worried but what’s the best way to re- about the consequences. spond in a situation like this? What would you suggest? Also, could you give your — FOR THE BIRDS readers some suggestions IN FLORIDA about how to approach former educators so we won’t DEAR F.T.B.: Unfortuhave to rummage frantically nately, some people decide to through the file cabinets of buy parrots without first reour brains trying to decide searching what’s involved in which child from the past their proper care and mainCARLOS OSORIO/AP PHOTO this grown-up might be? tenance. Parrots are gregariIn a photo from July 24, Hugo Navarro paints in a 5-by-9-foot jail cell that serves as his studio at 555 Non— STRUGGLING TO ous creatures and must be profit Gallery and Studios in southwest Detroit. Unlike jailhouse artists who find creative inspiration behind RECALL IN ARKANSAS kept socialized with another bars, the 56-year-old is there by choice. The decade-old arts organization moved into its new home in the parrot or with the humans Detroit Police Department's former Third Precinct station this year. DEAR STRUGGLING: who care for them.They also When someone approaches require mental stimulation DAVID RUNK Southwest Housing Solutions, a it’s a continuous work in progress.” you and says, “You don’t re- to remain psychologically nonprofit community developer In Philadelphia, the former 26th member me, do you?” an ap- healthy. Because their natuAssociated Press that bought the former precinct in Precinct Police Station, which sat propriate response would be, ral habitat is the rainforest, DETROIT — For Hugo Navarro, 2009 and spent about $2 million on vacant for years, is being renovated “Refresh my memory!” Said they have loud voices so they the 5-by-9-foot jail cell that serves the project. Garage space at the with the upper floors as apart- with a smile, it shouldn’t be can communicate over long as his studio in southwest Detroit is building houses Detroit Farm and ments, said architect Victor Barr Jr. offensive. This potentially distances.Your neighbors oban admittedly creepy place to im- Garden, a gardening, farming and of VLBJR Architects Inc. Much of embarrassing problem can viously didn’t take that into merse himself in his work. landscape supply store. its history as a neighborhood law easily be avoided if the for- consideration when they Unlike jailhouse artists who find While Southwest Housing Solu- enforcement hub was erased by mer student simply says, bought the bird and decided creative inspiration behind bars, tions traditionally is involved in time and earlier reuse, but salvaged “Mrs. Jones, it’s so nice to see to house it outside. however, the 56-year-old is there by residential projects in southwest architectural details are being you.I’m‘John Smith’ and you Inform them politely choice. He paints at 555 Nonprofit Detroit, developing roughly $100 recreated to bring back some of its were my teacher in 1991.” about the noise problem Gallery and Studios, a decade-old million in housing and real estate, character. Arches in the basement, their bird is creating and ask arts organization that this year making sure the former precinct Barr said, mark where cells once DEAR ABBY: We have that they house it inside. If moved into its new home in the Destood. some neighbors who recently they refuse, inform the Hutroit Police Department’s former In Chicago, the Griffin Theatre bought a large parrot they mane Society or the local SoThird Precinct station. Company acquired a former police keep in a cage in their back- ciety for the Prevention of The city closed the building in station and plans to start construc- yard. This bird squawks so Cruelty to Animals to ensure 2005 as part of a department-wide tion in September on the first of two loudly we can hear it inside that the enclosure is being reorganization, and the former live performance spaces. The build- our home with the windows kept clean, and that the bird lobby where residents once could ing’s large cells are too massive to closed, and we are no longer is being fed a healthy diet walk in to report crimes now is an remove, said William Massolia, a able to enjoy our own back- and has access to clean airy gallery. Detectives’ offices now founding member, so they’ll be used yard or patio. water.As a last resort, if necserve as classroom and studio to house a green room, dressing Their yard is fenced in, so I essary, inform local law enspace. And potentially claustrophorooms and a box office. haven’tmetorevenseenthese forcement that your bic cells — bars still on their doors “We’re going to be using some of neighbors. For the life of me, I neighbor’s parrot is creating — are fostering creativity. what was there and not disguise the cannotunderstandhowsome- a sound nuisance. “I didn’t really have anything in fact that it was a police station and onecouldsubjectotherstothis mind before going to my jail cell,” a jail,” Massolia said. Dear Abby is written by kind of intrusion.It is so disresaid Navarro, whose colorful paintAt 555, an official opening event spectful. We can only assume Abigail Van Buren, also ings of Detroit’s shuttered Michigan is planned for Sept. 14 and the thebirdiskeptoutsidesothey known as Jeanne Phillips, Central Depot and fires gutting building is a work in progress. In don’t have to listen to its loud and was founded by her homes adorn some of the cells near years to come, part of a second floor screeching inside their own mother, Pauline Phillips. where he’s worked for the past few that once was home to a locker room home. Write Dear Abby at months. “I just let myself go and let used by officers could become a or P.O. The bird squawks loudly CARLOS OSORIO/AP PHOTO my inside do the work.” In a photo from July 24 photogra- dance studio. A gym where officers about every 10 to 15 seconds Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA The Third Precinct renovation is pher Elizabeth Sutton, 42, sorts once could play basketball might be and it goes on for hours — 90069. among a handful of projects nation- through some materials at 555 a place for performances. wide converting old police facilities, Nonprofit Gallery and Studio, That raw potential is part of Solve it including one in Chicago that is be- housed in a former police station what makes it attractive. Elizabeth coming live theater venues and one in Detroit. Sutton, who is on the Sutton, 42, a photographer who is in Philadelphia that is being con- studio’s board and an educator at part of 555’s board and an educator verted into homes. For Carl Goines, the Detroit Institute of Arts, is at the Detroit Institute of Arts, is a co-founder of 555, says the project converting space formerly used turning first-floor space formerly is a balancing act between preserv- as detectives’ offices into a dark- used as detectives’ offices into a ing parts of the police station’s past room. darkroom. She said the building’s and making it a welcoming place for past enters into her thinking as she Complete the artists. didn’t languish as vacancy in one of works there. grid so every row, “This is a space that’s taking on a the city’s stronger neighborhoods “I’m really sensitive to space,” column and 3 x 3 new life. It’s a space that’s becoming made its reuse more important. Sutton said. “One of the things that box contains inspirational,” said Goines, a sculp“It’s exactly what we wanted it to I kind of like about this is that it is every digit from tor. “It pushes them to take their be,” said Tim Thorland, the devel- sort of institutional and industrial. 1 to 9 inclusively. work to a new level.” oper’s executive director. “The great But at the same time I think it is re555 is leasing its new home from thing about the gallery space is that ally open to transformation.” FRIDAY’S SOLUTION


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Famous diner up for sale DOUGLAS C. PIZAC, FILE/ AP PHOTO

Couple celebrates 60th

This Jan. 20, 2009 file photo shows Cheryl and Vince Pierce posing outside their Moondance Diner in Barge, Wyo. La Cheryl Pierce is calling it quits after three years of trying to make a go of the Moondance Diner.

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Piqua. He retired in 2001 from A.F. Leis. An open house will be held from 2-4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 18, at the shelter house in Mote Park, Piqua.

Paul and Jeanie (Jordan) Bates Paul and Jeanie (Jordan) Bates are celebrating their 40th wedding anniversary. The couple was married Aug. 12, 1972, at St. Marys Catholic Church by the Rev. Msgr. Robert Von Kaenel. The couple has four children, Molly (Brian) Lord of Westerville, Laura, Casey (Brittany) and Brady (Rachel) Bates of Piqua. They have one granddaughter, Riley Lord, and anxiously await the arrival of their first grandson due any day. Paul retired from the U.S. Postal Service as postmaster after 33 years and served in the

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A patchwork of potato chip varieties MICHELE KAYAL For The Associated Press You say potato, I say potah-toe ... chip.And that’s just the start of it. Though thin and flat may be the national standard — and bestselling variety — of this ubiquitous snack, regional and sometimes hyperlocal preferences for different calibers of crunch, thickness, seasonings and endless other elements have created a surprisingly diverse culinary patchwork of chip styles around the country. That’s right — the chips you nosh in the Northeast could be wildly different than those savored in the South. Midwesterners, for example, prefer a thicker, more substantial chip. Big, hearty chips also sell well in New England and the Rockies, though in the latter area those progressive mountain folk want theirs with artisanal seasonings. Southerners love barbecue flavor, chip industry executives say, but it needs to be sprinkled on thin, melt-in-your-mouth chips. Southwestern states pre-

Couple celebrates 40th

I really am. I’m tapped financially, emotionally and physically,” she added. The diner has been closed since spring and Cheryl Pierce said this week after a hard look at her business records, she has no plans to reopen. The Pierces bought the 80-year-old Moondance for $7,500. They’re selling it for $290,000, about the amount they say they owe the bank. By the time the Pierces purchased the restaurant it had seen better days. Their work included a new roof — the old one collapsed in a nasty Wyoming snowstorm — as well as structural reinforcements and new fixtures and appliances. The Pierces announced their intent to sell in July. A few people have shown interest, Cheryl Pierce said, but “none real serious.”

dictably go for bold and spicy. Local flavors — such as New Orleans Cajun and Mid-Atlantic crab seasoning — find their way onto chips in those places. And people all across the country, it seems, love a curly, shattering kettle chip. “People like the potato chip they grew up with,” says Jim McCarthy, chief executive officer at the Rosslyn, Va.-based Snack Food Association, a trade group that represents the many denizens of convenience store shelves.“There’s a very strong brand recognition and brand loyalty to the chip you grew up with.” Potato chips are America’s number one snack, according to the group’s 2012 state of the industry report, and we spent $9 billion on them in 2010, 50 percent more than what we spent on the No. 2 snack, tortilla chips. More than half of those sales go to Plano, Texas-based Frito-Lay North America, whose original thin, crispy chip is the top-seller. But hometown styles still claim their territory. In the Pacific Northwest, Seattle’s thick-cut Tim’s Cascade Style offers big bite

and bigger flavors, such as jalapeno made from real peppers and a salt and vinegar chip that “makes you pucker” says Dave West, sales director for the company. Over in the Rockies, kettle-cooked Boulder Canyon chips pair their crunchy bite with artisanal seasonings such as red wine vinegar, spinach and artichoke, and balsamic and rosemary. Down the map in the Southwest, Arizona-based Poore Brothers offers two varieties of kettle-cooked chips with mouth-numbing heat from jalapenos and habaneros. “People in this region really tend to like this pepper, these stronger, spicier flavors,” says Steven Sklar, senior vice president of marketing at Phoenix,Ariz.based Inventure Foods Inc., which owns the Boulder Canyon and Poore Brothers brands. “You’ve got a hard bite with a strong flavor.The combination makes a big difference.” While Southerners like spice, industry executives say, the region’s traditional chip is thin and flaky. “The

southern consumer prefers a lighter, thinner potato chip,” says Julie McLaughlin, director of marketing at Birmingham, Ala.-based Golden Flake Snack Foods, which makes Golden Flake Thin & Crispy Potato Chips. The company sells across 10 states in the Southeast, McLaughlin says, and its best-selling chip is “Sweet Heat Barbecue,” one of five barbecue varieties it makes. Golden Flake also offers a wavy chip, thick-cut, McLaughlin says, “for the transplants.” And then there are the niche chips, the hyper-local flavors that connect people to their culinary heritage. In New Orleans, Zapp’s makes “Spicy Cajun Crawtaters,” designed to mimic the flavor of a seafood boil. Nottingham, Penn.-based Herr Foods makes a Philly cheesesteak chip, as well as one meant to taste like boardwalk fries. For other Mid-Atlantic producers such as Hanover, Penn.-based Utz Quality Foods and the Mount Jackson, Va.-chippery Route 11 Potato Chips, crab seasoning is must, but may be for locals only.

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Charles and Vivian (Gaines) Gray of Piqua are celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary. They were married Aug. 23, 1952, at the EUB Church Parsonage by the Rev. J.L. Armstrong. The couple are parents of three children, Jerry and Lisa Gray of Odon, Ind., Terry and Scott Jasper of Piqua and Christy and Joe Miller of Tipp City. They have 14 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren and one great-greatgrandchild. The are members of Christian Life Center,

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Five years after a doomed New York City landmark was rescued and hauled from the Big Apple to Wyoming, the diner made famous in movies and television appears kaput. The Moondance Diner, known from the 2002 “Spider-Man” movie and TV shows including “Sex and the City” and “Friends,” has been put up for sale after a long period of slow business. And the owners say that so far they haven’t received a serious offer. The restaurant arrived in LaBarge, Wyo., after New Yorkers raised a ruckus about the threat to the diner from developers who wanted it out of the way so they could build a high-rise

condo. The developers donated the eatery to the American Diner Museum, which in turn sold it to Cheryl and Vince Pierce, who in 2007 hauled the SoHo landmark 2,400 miles to their hometown out West. It took a week to get the Moondance from the nation’s biggest city and its more than 8 million residents to the town of LaBarge, population 400. The Pierces remodeled and opened the restaurant in 2009, but they say a lack of interest from tourists and a downturn in the natural gas industry have made it impossible to keep the doors open. “I’ve put so much into it over the last five years, and I’m kind of tapped,” Cheryl Pierce said. “I hate to admit that, but

Business from tourist traffic didn’t pan out like the Pierces thought it might along U.S. 189, one of the southern approaches to the Grand Tetons and Yellowstone. Meanwhile, gas drilling declines have reduced the number of active rigs in the state from more than 100 when the Pierces first opened the Moondance to about 50 now, according to the Petroleum Association of Wyoming. Western Wyoming and LaBarge have not been spared the downturn. “It’s been a struggle, so that area hasn’t been a real hotbed lately,” said the association’s president, Bruce Hinchey. The downturn has relegated LaBarge from minor boomtown to once again a sleepy waypoint out in sagebrush country. “Absolutely zilch,” local real estate agent Dennis Hacklin said of his business these days. “Some of the companies here are laying off people that’s been with them for years. The foreclosures are right and left.” He grieved that the Moondance, which closed in March, was lost. “That’s the only place we had to eat besides two convenience stores,” said Hacklin, a past mayor of LaBarge.“It’s really a shame it wasn’t able to stay going.”

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Real estate transfers Nicole Gilleland, one lot, NEWTON TWP.

Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation, Lerner, Sampson & Rothfuss, attorney in fact to Lisa Kelly, Peter Kelly Jr., one lot, $21,300. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development to Sydney Russell, a part lot, $0. Viola Clemens Trust Under Declaration, Colleen McMurray, successor trustee to Mark Richard, Peggy Richard, one lot, one part lot, $40,000. Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation, Felty & Lembright Co. LPA, power of attorney to Janice Wehrley, Steven Wehrley, one lot, $15,500. Flagstar Bank FSB to Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, two part lots, $0.

TROY Nottingham Development Inc. to Scott Investments of Troy LLC, one lot, $0. Mary Wolfe to Hane Rental Properties LLC, one lot, $0. William Cooper, coguardian, Estate of Phyllis Pitsenbarger, Cheryl Gaydos, co-guardian, Phyllis Pitsenbarger to Cameron Dalton, David Dalton, one lot, $30,000. Cynthia Stacy, Lester Stacy to Bina Shah, Paresh Shah, one lot, $214,500. Clarence L. Martino Jr., Marsha Martino to Donald Romie, one lot, $88,000. Mindy McNutt, trustee, Mindy McNutt Trust to Segna Inc., $273,000. Scott Investments of Troy LL to David McKinney, Doris McKinney, one lot, $269,900. Denlinger and Builders Inc. to Sandra Sando, one lot, $164,000. Creative Asset Management Solutions Inc., Teicher Enterprises Inc. to Lisa Bauer, Periphery Ventures LLC, a part lot, $137,000. Darrell Warner Jr. attorney in fact, Darrell Warner to Kristin Herder, Matthew Herder, 0.07 acres, one lot, $65,000. Household Realty Corporation to Hatler Bryant, one lot, $43,000. Hatler Bryant, Rhonda Bryant to Plum Street LLC, one lot, $45,000.

TIPP CITY Amanda Woodruff, Joshua Woodruff to Charles Treiber, one lot, $128,000. Tipp City Land Company LLC to Randall Tipp City Land LLC, one lot, $9,000,000. John Carnes, Lisa Carnes to Eli Gilleland,

$194,000. Suzan Fox to Christine Sauls, one lot, $254,000. Richard Mosier Builders Inc. to Michael Harwart, Amanda Reboulet, one lot, $49,000.

WEST MILTON Carlisle, McNellie, Rini, Kramer and Ulrich Co., L.P.A. attorney in fact, Fannie Mae a.k.a. Federal National Mortgage Association to Pamela Paulus, three part lots, $79,900.

HUBER HEIGHTS Carriage Trails at the Heights LLC, Dec Land Co. I LLC to Inverness Group, Inc., one lot, $32,000. Carriage Trails at the Heights LLC, Dec Land Co. I LLC to Inverness Group, Inc., one lot, $33,000. Carriage Trails at the Heights LLC, Dec Land Co. I LLC to NVR, Inc., one lot, $39,000. NVR Inc. to Brooke Simons, Edwin Stamper, one lot, $242,500. Flagstar Bank FSB to Secretary of Veterans Affairs, one lot, $0. NVR Inc. to Kevin Johnson, Virgina Johnson, one lot, $227,700.

COVINGTON Citimortgage Inc. to Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, one lot, $0.

FLETCHER Estate of Carolyn Lee Oldham, Thomas Bryan Oldham, executor to Dolores Shively, William Shively, three part lots, $18,000.

BETHEL TWP. Elizabeth Kulyn to Elizabeth Kulyn, Michael Kulyn, 6.047 acres, $0. Casto Bryant Jr., James Bryant, Estate of James Casto Bryant Jr. to Leona Bryant, $0. Patricia Fretts, Ronald Fretts, Christina Pennington to Christina Pennington, Willie Pennington, $0.

CONCORD TWP. Dana Black, Dana Taylor to Dana Black, Shirley Black, $0.

ELIZABETH TWP. Estate of Reba Kay Haney, Kim Ray to Christina Hurd, 0.177 acres, $5,600. Joseph William Shellahaas, successor trustee, William Shellhaas Revocable Living Trust to Amanda Howell, Matthew Howell, 10.043 acres, $130,000.

Estate of Marvin Bailey, Ty Allan Bailey, executor to Ronald Jackson, $260,000. Linda Willis to Keith Willis, Linda Willis, 41.405 acres, 30.00 acres, $0. Alan Niesley, Tammy Niesley to Alan Niesley, Tammy Niesley, 0.988 acres, $0. Teresa Brandt, successor trustee, David Evans Revocable Living Trust Agreement to Jennifer Shellenberger, Nicholas Shellenberger, 40.5756 acres, 30.3321 acres, $283,300

MONROE TWP. Jill Ann Flohr, Wiley Jack Flohr to Brad Fielder, Jennifer Fielder, one lot, $220,000. Donald Simmon, Susan Simmon to Samuel Noffsinger, $161,000. Stacey Hoenie, Thomas Hoenie to Amanda Christensen, Tyler Christensen, $134,700.

SPRINGCREEK TWP. Gregory Baker, Linda Baker to Hillary Yutzy, Joseph Yutzy, 2.0889 acres, $137,500. Brenda Tucker to Sandra Evenden, Wayne Evenden, $30,000.

STAUNTON TWP. Sandra McClellan to Lisa Hansen, William Hansen, 1.476 acres, $153,000. Shelley Liddy to Scott Liddy, 2.007 acres, $0. Federal Home Loan Mortgage to Debra Baker, Rebecca Baker, Robert Baker, 0.415 acres, 0.533 acres, $94,000.

Carlisle to Debra Gale Decker, 57, of 6235 Pisgah Road, Tipp City. Brent Alexander Wehrley, 25, of 101 E. Monument St., Pleasant Hill to Gretchen Elizabeth Mobley, 23, of 1852 Towne Park Drive #5B, Troy. Ronald Theodore Goings, 24, of 807 Boone St., Piqua to Keerstin Marie Ordean, 22, of same address. Brent Lawrence Vance, 39, of 442 W. Plum St., Tipp City to Jennifer Schaefer Malone, 39, of same address. Jonathan Brennan Stewart, 22, of 1257 Sanlor Ave., Apt. 3, West Milton to Amanda Katherine Howard, 21, same address. Andrew Joseph Gibson, 28, of 728 W. Greene St., Piqua to Misty Renee Hosley, 23, of same address. Joshua Robert Graham, 25, of 904 Madison Ave., Piqua to Jerrica Lynn Rue, 22, of same address. Colt Harshbarger, 18, of 2066 State Route 55, Troy to Heather Davis, 18, of 2255 Rugged Hill Road,

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WASHINGTON TWP. Arlene Enos, William Enos to Andrew Monnin, Paula Monnin, one lot, $136,300. Estate of John Gallagher to Patrica Gallagher, $0.

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Wendy’s posts loss on refinancing NEWYORK (AP) —TheWendy’s Co.lost money in the second quarter because of costs to refinance debt. But a key sales figure rose as it worked to reinvent itself as a higher-end hamburger chain. The Dublin,Ohio-based fast-food company says sales at restaurants open at least 15 months rose 3.2 percent for the quarter,helped by remodeled locations and new menu items such as the Spicy Guacamole Chicken Club sandwich. The metric is a key gauge because it strips out the impact of newly opened and closed locations. Wendy’s has been on a mission to revive its business since it hired CEO Emil Brolick last September. But the push hit an early snag in the first quarter, when the company said its marketing didn’t resonate as strongly as its competitors and sales came in weaker than expected.The company vowed at the time to adjust its marketing message. In the latest quarter,Wendy’s said its new ad campaign helped drive sales. The company stood by its outlook for the year, with adjusted earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization costs, or EBITDA, from continuing operations to range from $320 million to $335 million.Wendy’s said it still targets an average adjusted EBITDA growth rate in the high-single-digit to low double-digit range starting next year. The profit margin of company-operated restaurants during the quarter improved to 14.1 percent, from 13.9 percent, as a result of higher sales and selling more-profitable items.The increase was offset by higher labor costs,

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Joseph Stiglitz, a winner of the Nobel Prize in Economics, is interviewed at Columbia University,in New York, Thursday, July 26. stand. Inequality has always been justified on the grounds that those at the top contributed more to the economy — “the job creators.” Then came 2008 and 2009, and you saw these guys who brought the economy to the brink of ruin walking off with hundreds of millions of dollars. And you couldn’t justify that in terms of contribution to society. The myth had been sold to people, and all of a sudden it was apparent to everybody that it was a lie. Mitt Romney has called concerns about inequality the “politics of envy.” Well, that’s wrong. Envy would be saying, “He’s doing so much better than me. I’m jealous.” This is:“Why is he getting so much money,and he brought us to the brink of ruin?” And those who worked hard are the ones ruined. It’s a question of fairness. Q: Markets aren’t meant to be fair. As long as we have markets, there are going to be winners and losers. What’s wrong with that? A: I’m not arguing for the elimination of inequality.But the extreme that we’ve reached is really bad. Particularly the way it’s created. We could have a more equal society and a more efficient, stable, higher-growing economy. That’s really the “so what.” Even if you don’t have any moral values and you just want to maximize GDP growth, this level of inequality is bad. It’s not just the unfairness. The point is that we’re paying a high price.The story we were told was that inequality was good for our economy. I’m telling a different story, that this level of inequality is bad for our economy. Q:You argue that it’s making our economy grow more slowly and connect it to“rent-

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other. It’s particularly important for people to trust their banks. Goldman basically said, “You can’t trust us.” Q: Economic growth is slowing again. Unemployment seems to be stuck above 8 percent. Is that the result of high debts or slower spending? A: The fundamental problem is not government debt. Over the past few years, the budget deficit has been caused by low growth. If we focus on growth, then we get growth, and our deficit will go down. If we just focus on the deficit, we’re not going to get anywhere. This deficit fetishism is killing our economy.And you know what? This is linked to inequality. If we go into austerity, that will lead to higher unemployment and will increase inequality. Wages go down, aggregate demand goes down, wealth goes down. All the homeowners who are underwater, they can’t consume. We gave money to bail out the banking system, but we didn’t give money to the people who were underwater on their mortgages. They can’t spend. That’s what’s driving us down. It’s household spending. Q: And those with money to spend,you point out,spend less of every dollar. Those at the top of the income scale save nearly a quarter of their income. Those at the bottom spend every penny. Is that why tax cuts seem to have little effect on spending? A: Exactly. When you redistribute money from the bottom to the top, the economy gets weaker.And all this stuff about the top investing in the country is (nonsense). No,they don’t.They’re asking where they can get the highest returns, and they’re looking all over the globe. So they’re investing in China and Brazil and Latin America, emerging markets, not America. If the U.S. is a good place to invest, we’ll get money from all over the world. If we have an economy that’s not growing, we won’t get investment. That’s exactly what’s happening. The Federal Reserve stimulates the economy by buying bonds. Where’s the money go? Abroad.

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SIDNEY — A new publication of Ohio Community Media (OCM), parent firm of the Piqua Daily Call, debuts this month with the introduction of ACRES of West Central Ohio.The new product is a monthly newspaper devoted to agriculture and the rural community. The first edition was mailed today to more than 11,000 households in a seven-county region that includes Shelby, Auglaize, Logan, Champaign, Miami, Montgomery and Clark counties. It is not part of the Piqua Daily Call, but a stand-alone product. The publication focuses on issues of interest to farmers and others who live in the country. A variety of topics will be addressed each month, with much content focusing specifically on the seven counties served. The West Central edition joins four existing sister publications that serve other parts of Ohio. They are ACRES of Northwestern Ohio, covering 10 counties; ACRES of Southwestern Ohio, covering 11 counties; ACRES of North Central Ohio, covering nine counties, andACRES ofWestern Ohio, covering three counties. Combined, the publications serve a total of 40 Ohio counties, or almost half the state. They are mailed directly to more than 40,000 rural and farm residents at no charge. Others interested in receiving one or more of the editions may buy them at any of the OCM newspaper

offices, or may take out paid subscriptions. Among area OCM newspapers in the West Central region are the Piqua Daily Call, Sidney Daily News, Troy Daily News and Urbana Daily Citizen. In addition to presenting readers with an informative and entertaining news and feature package, the ACRES publications offer advertisers a great opportunity to target the rural and farm community within specific geographic areas. Many businesses have already experienced the advantages of advertising in one or more of the ACRES editions. Jeff Billiel of Sidney has been named editor ofACRES ofWest Central Ohio. He will work in concert with Gary Brock, editor-in-chief of all ACRES editions. Each man also wears another hat under the OCM umbrella, Brock as editor and publisher of The Record Herald in Washington Court House and Billiel as executive editor and publisher of the Sidney Daily News. “I’m very excited to serve as editor of this new publication,” Billiel said.“Our part of the state is largely rural and with agriculture being Ohio’s number one industry, we feel ACRES will certainly find a receptive audience.” Billiel noted that content in each West Central edition will be directed toward readers from that region, including news,feature articles and photos.There will be a strong emphasis on agriculture, but rural non-farm residents will also find content of interest. “In addition to articles addressing timely issues and topics, we will also have a number of standard features in each edition,” Billiel said. Among them are a localized recipe column, a salute to youth, a rural life column by Billiel,a column by Brock,an agricultural calendar of events and a farming column by retired Shelby County Agricultural Extension Agent Roger Bender of Fort Loramie.

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U.S. nuns will talk about possible changes Group under rebuke by Vatican BY RACHEL ZOLL Associated Press


Members of the Renegade Cowgirls, an equestrian drill team, perform precision moves Friday at the Horse Arena at the Miami County Fair.

Cowgirls’ precision dazzles crowd Area equestrian drill team performs at fair BY NATALIE KNOTH Ohio Community Media MIAMI COUNTY — Donning silver sequined tops, black cowboy hats and white gloves, the Renegade Cowgirls equestrian drill team performed several routines at the Miami County Fair on Friday afternoon, weaving in and out in unison to the beat of music and the sound of a whistle. Terry Calvert of Troy came out to watch her daughter Samantha — a 4-H member and the youngest performer at age 19.

“It’s kind of like synchronized swimming, except on the ground,” her mother said, adding, “It’s such a windy day, they almost need to have their hats glued on.” Watching the patriotic opening from the stands, Calvert commented that carrying the flags of the Armed Forces is a difficult feat — not to mention it’s all done in unison. While the other riders congregated in the center, Jen Moore rode around the perimeter, presenting a large American flag. “That’s in and of itself very impressive. Horses don’t tend to like flags, so to have them flapping like that — it’s pretty good,” Calvert said. The team of about 10 women — with only eight participating Friday —

perform at rodeos, horse shows, parades, expos, demonstrations and competitions. During the show, captain April Vastbinder, 50, of Casstown demonstrated how to train horses and acclimate them to being so close to one another during different routines, including “the pasture” and “thread the needle.” She also explained the onehorse and two-horse spacrequired to ing choreograph the often-intricate routines. After the show, Vast-

binder elaborated on the techniques. “If you can see horses’ hocks (knees), that’s onehorse spacing. For twohorse spacing — there really is no set measure,” Vastbinder said, adding that performers often have to gauge distance simply by comparing their position with the other riders. Jane Rittenhouse, 54, of New Carlisle, has performed with the Renegade Cowgirls for about a year, riding Cali, a horse rescued from Last Chance

Corral. “I’ve been riding since (age) 9. This is the most fun you can have,” Rittenhouse said. “We were a little slower out here because we were showing how we do it, but when we’re out there competing — it’s fast and furious.” As the newest member of the drill team, Cedarville resident Susan Crumrine, 42, said the key is practice, practice, practice. “It’s hard enough to get one horse in line, but to get one whole team — it takes a lot of learning,” Crumrine said. She added lightheartedly, “The horses seem to learn faster than the humans do.” For more information on the Renegade Cowgirls, visit

Bryant said as Yoder requested another sample of fudge to fine-tune her winning choice. “(Yoder) asks for repeats a lot.” “She is slicing and dicing and I’m eating!” Yoder said as she took notes of each piece of fudge that was handed to her by Bryant. Yoder, an avid candy maker herself, was also assisted by Karen Honeyman. Honeyman will judge

strawberry and refrigerated pies later on at the fair. “I really enjoy the people I get to work with,” Honeyman said. “It’s a challenge to pick the right one.” Honeyman also serves as a judge at other county fairs and have been the blue ribbon taste tester for more than 14 years. “I’m just at the fair a lot,” Honeyman said. “After

awhile, it does get hard.” Honeyman also shared the hazards of being a food judge over the years. “I did break a tooth on a eggshell that was in a cheesecake at another county fair once,” Honeyman said with a laugh “I even tried another bite and got another shell.” Honeyman did share there is one pie in particular that her diverse taste

buds has never quite accepted. “Custard pie — I just don’t like it; there’s something about it,” Honeyman said, shaking her head. “But I get it down with a smile.” For a first year judge, Yoder said anything that comes her way is a winner. “I love it all!” Yoder said as she made her final blue ribbon selection of fudge.

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Sweet Continued from page 1A this and I felt like I finally broke through the regime when I was asked to judge.” Bryant, a former employee at the Miami County Fair for more than a decade, helped Yoder sort through the multiple samples of candy and other homemade delights. “It’s just fun to watch,”

ST. LOUIS — American nuns described as dissenters in a Vatican report that ordered an overhaul of their group said Friday they will talk with church leaders about potential changes but will not compromise on the sisters’ mission. Sister Pat Farrell, president of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious, called the Vatican assessment of the organization a “misrepresentation.” But she said the more than 900 women who attended the group’s national assembly this week decided they would for now stay open to discussion with three bishops the Vatican appointed to oversee them. “The officers will proceed with these discussions as long as possible but will reconsider if LCWR is forced to compromise the integrity of its mission,” Farrell said at a news conference, where she declined to discuss specifics. The organization represents about 80 percent of the 57,000 Roman Catholic nuns in the U.S. The St. Louis meeting was the group’s first national gathering since a Vatican review concluded the sisters had “serious doctrinal problems” and promoted “certain radical feminist themes” that undermine Catholic teachon all-male ing priesthood, birth control and homosexuality. The nuns also were criticized for remaining nearly silent in the fight against abortion. Farrell acknowledged the nuns’ plan going forward was vague, but noted the process would stretch over five years and had only just started. The board is expected to meet this weekend with Seattle Archbishop Peter Sartain, who will be in charge of the overhaul.

American officials say al-Qaida has foothold in Syria WASHINGTON (AP) AlQaida has advanced beyond isolated pockets of activity in Syria and now is building a network of well-organized cells, according to U.S. intelligence officials, who fear the terrorists could be on the verge of establishing an Iraq-like foothold that would be hard to defeat if rebels eventually oust Pres-

ident Bashar Assad. At least a couple of hundred al-Qaida-linked militants are already operating in Syria, and their ranks are growing as foreign fighters stream into the Arab country daily, current and former U.S. intelligence officials say. The units are spreading from city to city, with veterans of the Iraq insurgency

employing their expertise in bomb-building to carry out more than two dozen attacks so far. Others are using their experience in coordinating small units of fighters in Afghanistan to win new followers. In Syria on Friday, rebel commanders appealed anew for new and better weapons from abroad, com-

plaining that Assad’s forces have them badly outgunned from the air and on the ground. In fact, rebel leaders say that with so little aid coming to them from the U.S. and other nations, they are slowly losing the battle for influence against hardline militants. They say their fighters are sometimes siding with extremists who

are better funded and armed so they can fight the far stronger Syrian army. It all could point to a widening danger posed by extremists who have joined rebels fighting the Assad government. Although the extremists are ostensibly on the same side as Washington by opposing Assad, U.S. officials fear their presence

could fundamentally reshape what began as a protest movement for reform composed of largely moderate or secular Syrians. The opposition expanded into a civil war pitting Assad’s four-decade dictatorship against a movement promising a new, democratic future for the country.

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Fair Continued from page 1A urge you all to tell your friends and neighbors to come out to the fair this week.” O’Brien even commented on the good weather. “This week looks great,” O’Brien said to those in the grandstands. “Just don’t look behind you.” In the distance, heavy gray clouds looked foreboding, but the weather remained “just right” on Friday, though spotted showers came down at the fairgrounds later on in the afternoon. O’Brien introduced several other representatives from local, county and state government at the ceremony, including 79th District State Rep. Richard Adams and 5th District State Sen. Bill Beagle, among others such as Tipp City Mayor Dee Gillis and Piqua Mayor Lucy Fess, who gave an invocation at the event. MIKE ULLERY/STAFF PHOTOS FOR PHOTO REPRINTS, GO TO WWW.DAILYCALL.COM Fess asked for good weather Jim, Jamie and Charles Rasor of Laura carry a sunflower plant into the horticulture hall at the Miami County Fairgrounds on Thursand well-wishes for both fair day afternoon. The plant is a project for 10-year-old Jamie to show during this week’s fair. participants and visitors this year. “Be with all of those who come through the gates and keep them happy, healthy and safe,” Fess said.”God bless this fair and all of those who participate.” The opening ceremony also featured fair attendants of distinction, including this year’s fair king and queen, Derek Gaier and Allison Ingle, who helped usher in yet another the Miami County Fair, which runs through Thursday night. Kelly Schellhouse (above) and her daughter Aly, 6, “There are so many things of Tipp City enter art hall projects at the fairgrounds you can do and so much fun for on Wednesday as preparations continue for Frithe whole family, so please day’s opening of the 2012 Miami County Fair. come to the fair,” said Gaier, who resides in Piqua. In the photo at right, David Bair of Troy subdues a Other notable guests included this year’s fair prince runaway sheep near the wash rack at the Miami and princess, Quentin Webb County Fairgrounds on Thursday. The sheep got and Maryn Gross, in addition away from his owner as he was being led back to to the pork, goat, sheep and his pen on setup day. beef queens and princesses ful, and thanks to all of the fair board and the horse king and queen. members and volunteers who have Shelly Keller, fair manager and secre- worked so hard. Please feel free to share tary, said this was her first fair and said a your thoughts, ideas and suggestions with great fair has been planned for county res- me throughout this week.” idents this year. Keller finished by saying: “We are sure “I am have had a great time planning this year’s fair will be the biggest and best this fair,” Keller said. “It has been wonder- one ever — until 2013.”

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■ Reds snap losing streak, page 2B. ■ Woods shares PGA lead, page 2B.



IN BRIEF ■ Football

Slagle is honored

Mom’s Club doing painting Piqua Football Mom’s Club will be doing sidewalk/driveway painting of Indian Heads. New ones are $20 and a retouch is $15. To schedule one, call Joe Thompson at 7735131.

Receives NCAA sportsmanship award BY JACK KARLE Sentinel Tribune

Covington to host Jamboree The Covington football team will host Versailles in an OHSAA “Jamboree” Friday at Smith Field. Tickets are $3 (season passes and reserve seats are not valid). Junior high and high school players are selling chicken dinner tickets for $7 and they can be picked up from 5-7 p.m. the night of the game. Gates will open at 6 p.m. The varsity teams will play three quarters (with a 20-minute halftime after the second quarter) at 7 p.m. The freshman and JV will have a one-quarter scrimmage at 8:15 p.m.

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Jessica Slagle was recently honored by the NCAA for sportsmanship.

Mike Ford and Brian Deal shared low gross honors with 33 in the Thursday Night Industrial League at Echo Hills. Ben Gover, Brian Robbins and Ron Pearson Jr. tied for third with 34. Doug Jennings took low net with 26. Tying for second with 32 ARCANUM — Piqua were Dave Barnhart, Ryan sophomore Kenton Kiser Vosler, Jim Mackellar, got the season off to a good John Mackellar, Lance start Friday at the GWOC Karn and Trent Karn. STANDINGS Preview at Beechwood Bing’s 63.5 G o l f Joe Thoma Jewelers 63 Browning Plumbing 63 Course. Jim Sherry Chrysler 62.5 Kiser Carpet House 61.5 Palmer Bolt & Supply Co. 61 carded Craycon Homes 58.5 an 81 to Hemm’s Glass 56 l e a d Meijers’ 54 R & R Design 51 Piqua to 50 a 15thAssociates Staffing 49 Patriot Carpet Cleaning 46 place finGisco 43 ish. “ K e n - KISER ton (Kiser) played really ■ Softball well,” Piqua coach Jared Askins said. “Hopefully, that will carry over to Monday at the Homan. “Obviously, it wasn’t the Thursday men and Fristart we were looking for day co-ed slo-pitch softball as a team. Hopefully, we leagues are now forming will do what we need to do at Mote Park. to get that turned around Anyone interested on Monday.” should contact Dan HathOther Piqua scores away at 773-3856 or 418- were Colin Lavey 95, Cody 8585. Congdon 99, Brad Anderson 100, Kyle Ingle 102, Tyler Overla 104. STUMPER The 26th annual Scott Homan Memorial will be played Monday at Piqua Country Club, with an 11 a.m. shotgun start. How many times has The tournament honors Tiger Woods the former Piqua golfer won the PGA who lost is life tragically

BOWLING GREEN — Earlier this week, the NCAA announced former Lehman star Jessica Slagle, who recently completed her basketball career at Bowling Green, received an NCAA Sportsmanship Award. She was one of just four student-athletes, plus one team, to earn the award this year. The award is given for notable displays of sporting behavior. In my mind, this honor deserves more than just a couple of sentences, because of what it represents. Wins and losses are important and academics are the key to open the world for student-athletes.Yet sometimes, sportsmanship is taken for granted. Slagle was an intense competitor during her four years as a Falcon, but also displayed sportsmanship which led to her winning the NCAA award.

“Everyone was surprised, not in the fact, that ‘Oh you didn’t deserve it,’ it was just the fact that it was very prestigious and more prestigious than any of us really, truly realize,” Slagle said. “It’s the first thing that I have won individually in a long time. “It was actually really neat to get something like that.” Greg Christopher, BG’s athletics director, said: “(Slagle) maintained the perfect balance between aggressively doing what is necessary to win the game while being compassionate for every athlete on the court.” Christopher cited the Purdue game during which two players collided going for a loose ball. Purdue’s Courtney Moses was bleeding from a head wound, and Slagle rushed to her side, holding her up so she wouldn’t pass out and also holding a towel in place until a staff member intervened. See SLAGLE/Page 2B

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in an accident. It continues to be one of the premier pre-season eventa around, with 17 schools participating. Other schools participating include Covington, Greenville, Graham, Lehman Catholic, Miami East, Milton-Union, Minster, Northmont, St. Marys, Sidney, Tecumseh, Tippecanoe, Troy, Urbana, Wapakoneta and VerMIKE ULLERY/CALL PHOTOS sailles. Ray Maualuga sacks Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez Friday night. Minster is the defending champion.

Wehrkamp medalist MINSTER — The Versailles girls golf team got the season off to a great start Friday at the Minster Wildcat Invitational. Brooke Wehrkamp was medalist, shooting 78 at Arrowhead to lead the Lady Tigers to victory with a 364 total. Other Versailles scores were Danielle Cochran 94, Elizabeth White 95 and Emily Harmon 97. Russia was fifth with a 458 total. Lady Raider scores were Morgan Daugherty 108, Alexa Counts 116, Taylor Borchers 117, Angie Muhlenkamp 117.

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QUOTED "This wasn't your normal day of golf." —Rickie Fowler after shooting 80 in the wind at the PGA

Boys edged by Tecumseh The Piqua girls soccer team will host Tippecanoe in a scrimmage this morning at Wertz Stadium at 10 a.m., followed by the boys, who will play Indian Lake, starting with the JV at 2 p.m. Piqua boys are coming off a 4-3 loss to Tecumseh in what was a very even

matchup. Piqua coach Nick Guidera feels like because of the similarity of the two programs it is a great chance to see where his team is at. Andrew Lamphar, Xavier Brown and Griffen Jennings had goals for Piqua.

Bengals beat Jets Cincinnati overcomes injuries CINCINNATI (AP) — Tim Tebow completed only four passes and threw an interception in his debut with the New York Jets on Friday night, and the Cincinnati Bengals pulled away to a 17-6 preseason win. The Jets (No. 17 in the AP Pro32) let their celebrated newcomer play the second quarter and most of the third. He led the Jets to a field goal and completed 4 of 8 passes for 27 yards with one interception, which translated to a passer rating of 18.2. He also scrambled three times for 34 yards. The Bengals (No. 14 in the AP Pro32) got a pair of touchdowns from reserve running back Cedric Peerman, who recovered a blocked punt in the end zone and scored on a 1yard run. ■ Left guard Travelle Wharton hurt his right knee during Cincinnati's opening series and left the field on a cart, the start of a series of injuries to Bengals starters.

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Jermaine Gresham runs after making a catch. Middle linebacker Rey Maualuga and defensive end Carlos Dunlap also left the field with injured right knees during the following series, costing the Bengals three of their starters in the opening 5 minutes of a preseason game against the New

York Jets. Wharton appeared to be the most seriously injured. He went down while pass blocking on the Bengals' third play, rolled over in pain and stayed down for several minutes while trainers moved his leg to check his knee.


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Woods shares lead at PGA Scores soar on windy day three other players managed to break par in the second round — Michael Hoey of Northern Ireland at 70, and Woods, Phil Mickelson and Ian Poulter at 71. It's the second time this year that Woods has had a share of the lead in a major going into the weekend. He missed one chance at Olympic Club in the U.S. Open, when he stumbled to a 75-73 to tie for 21st. He was in the penultimate group at the British Open until a triple bogey on the sixth hole of the final round took him out of the mix. One last major, one last shot. "I've been in this position many times over my career," he said. "Again, we're just at the halfway point. We have a long way to go." Six players were atop the leaderboard on this day of survival. Singh was the first to post at 4-under 140, and it didn't look as though anyone would be able to even match that as the wind never let up on The Ocean Course.


Cincinnati batter Todd Frazier hits a two-run single Friday afternoon against Chicago.

Cincinnati snaps losing streak Reds hold off Chicago 10-8 CHICAGO (AP) — Rookie Todd Frazier doubled twice and drove in four runs, Aroldis Chapman came out of the bullpen to stop an eighthinning rally attempt and the Cincinnati Reds beat

the sloppy Chicago Cubs 10-8 Friday to end their season-high losing streak at five games. Ryan Ludwick hit a two-run homer into a 24 mph wind in the third against Justin Germano (1-2) as the NL Central leaders built a 5-1 lead. Ludwick also doubled, walked and matched his

Homer Bailey (10-7) won for the first time in four starts since July 20, allowing four runs and nine hits in 5 2-3 innings. After Chicago closed to 9-8 with a pair of runs in the eighth, Chapman struck out Anthony Rizzo. Chapman retired the side in order in the ninth for his 26th save.


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Howard goes to Lakers LONDON (AP) — Dwight Howard held some of the championship trophies in the Los Angeles Lakers' facility Friday, the first act of the next phase of his NBA career. "Making some wishes," Howard said. One of his wishes has finally come true. At long last, he's out of Orlando. It took four teams, 11 other players, five draft and countless picks rounds of talks over many months, but the Orlando Magic decided the time was right to start over without the NBA's best center and end a saga that has dogged the franchise for what seems like an eternity. Howard is off to play alongside Kobe Bryant in Los Angeles, after a megadeal involving the Lakers, Magic, Philadelphia and Denver was worked out Thursday and completed Friday after the NBA reviewed and approved the particulars. "It was just a very tough situation for everybody to let go," Howard said. "I'm finally glad that it's over with. Myself and the Magic organization, we can all start over and begin a new career. Today is a fresh new start for all of us." Bryant said the Lakers are “locked and loaded to bring back the title.” As far as the other headliners involved, Andrew Bynum leaves the Lakers for Philadelphia and Andre Iguodala is heading to Denver. Orlando got guard Arron Afflalo and forward Al Harrington from Denver, forward Moe Harkless and center Nikola Vucevic from Philadelphia, and forward Josh McRoberts and guard Christian Eyenga from the Lakers. The Lakers acquired Howard, guard Chris Duhon and forward Earl Clark from Orlando. The Magic also traded guard Jason Richardson to Philadelphia. Orlando also gets five draft picks over five years.

career best with four runs. Chicago lost for the ninth time in 10 games and made five errors — by five players — that led to two unearned runs. It was the Cubs' sloppiest game in the field since they made six errors in a 9-8 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Sept. 12, 2006, according to STATS LLC.


“This player was able to come back and hit the game-winning bucket, making Jess’ concern and assistance all the more respectable,” Christopher said. Bowling Green was within 13 seconds of pulling off an upset of No. 16 Purdue. Moses inbounded the ball off the back of a Bowling Green defender to herself and then made the uncontested layup. BG missed a 3-pointer at the end. Slagle also said the same type of incident happened against Butler when she helped a player who had blood gushing from her head. “I don’t even like blood, that’s the funny part,” Slagle said. “I just took a towel and put it on their head, so I won’t have to see the blood,” she added with a big smile. Against Ohio, the Bobcats’ Ashley Fowler appeared to have suffered a shoulder injury and Slagle stood with her until the athletic trainer arrived. Slagle later checked with the training staff to see how Fowler was doing. “It just resonates with the year that I had. I couldn’t have asked for it to end in a better way,” Slagle said about winning

the award. “Being honored like this even after I’m done playing … It’s a great way to end my career.” Slagle was a tri-captain and an all-conference second-team pick this past season, helping the Falcons earn their eighth straight Mid-American Conference regular-season championship and also a post-season tournament bid. Slagle started all 31 games in 2011-12, averaging 12.2 points and 3.9 rebounds per game. She also averaged a team-high 2.5 assists and 1.5 steals per outing. She finished her Bowling Green career with 726 points and 167 assists. “For her to be recognized as the only Division I female recipient is an outstanding achievement,” said BG head women’s basketball coach Jennifer Roos. “Jess was an integral part of our program’s earning four MAC championships during her tenure, but her quality character and high level of sportsmanship will leave a longer-lasting impression than any game in which she played.” The NCAA Committee on Sportsmanship and Ethical Conduct selected the winners.

Brandon Weeden throws a pass for the Cleveland Browns Friday night.

Browns rally late for win over Lions Smelley, Thomas score second-half TDs DETROIT (AP) — Jeff Wolfert kicked a 45-yard field goal with 28 seconds left to lift the Cleveland Browns to a 19-17 win over the Detroit Lions on Friday night. Detroit (No. 11 in the AP Pro 32) stopped Adonis Thomas on a 2-point con-

version run with 6:05 left to keep the lead, but couldn't run enough clock to keep the ball away from the Browns. The Lions' last shot ended when rookie Kellen Moore was intercepted by David Sims at the Cleveland 36 with 34 seconds

left. The banged-up Browns (No. 30) took another hit when rookie Brandon Weeden threw to Mohamed Massaquoi and the wide receiver left the game with a head injury. Weeden was 3 of 9 for 62 yards.

Mathieu kicked off LSU team BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — LSU has dismissed Heisman Trophy finalist Tyrann Mathieu from its football program for violating school and

team rules. The junior defensive back nicknamed Honey Badger was a surprising Heisman Trophy candidate last season as the

Tigers won the Southeastern Conference championship and reached the BCS title game. LSU lost the championship 21-0 to Alabama.


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KIAWAH ISLAND, S.C. (AP) — The major known as "Glory's Last Shot" turned into one last chance for Tiger Woods. On the toughest scoring day in PGA Championship history, Woods made putts from one end of Kiawah Island to the other Friday for a 1-under 71 that gave him a share of the lead with Vijay Singh and Carl Pettersson going into the weekend. "It was tough out there — wow," Woods said. Wow, indeed. In relentless wind that began at sunrise and whipped up the Atlantic waters with 30 mph gusts, par never looked better in this championship. There were more rounds in the 90s — two of them by club pros — than in the 60s. There were 41 players who failed to break 80, a list that included Rickie Fowler, Matt Kuchar and Hunter Mahan. Singh, a three-time major champion who hasn't won in nearly four years, scratched out five birdies in a remarkable round of 3-under 69. Only



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Summer Olympic Weekend TV Schedule

Summer Olympic Medals Table 2012 Summer Olympic Medals Table At London Friday, Aug. 10 17 of 17 medal events 255 of 302 total medal events G S B Tot Nation United States 41 26 27 94 37 25 19 81 China Russia 15 21 27 63 Britain 25 15 17 57 10 18 14 42 Germany Japan 5 14 16 35 7 14 10 31 Australia France 9 9 12 30 7 7 27 South Korea 13 Italy 7 6 8 21 Netherlands 6 5 8 19 Canada 1 5 11 17 Hungary 8 4 3 15 Ukraine 3 1 9 13 Spain 2 8 3 13 3 5 12 New Zealand 4 Brazil 2 2 8 12 4 5 1 10 Iran Jamaica 3 4 3 10 3 3 4 10 Belarus Cuba 3 3 4 10 2 2 6 10 Poland Kazakhstan 6 0 3 9 2 5 2 9 Romania Denmark 2 4 3 9 Czech Rep. 2 3 3 8 Kenya 2 3 3 8 Colombia 1 3 4 8 Sweden 1 3 3 7 North Korea 4 0 2 6 3 0 3 6 Ethiopia Azerbaijan 0 2 4 6 1 1 5 South Africa 3 Turkey 2 2 1 5 Mexico 0 3 2 5 Croatia 2 1 1 4 1 2 1 4 Georgia Argentina 1 1 2 4 Slovenia 1 1 2 4 1 0 3 4 Ireland India 0 1 3 4 0 1 3 4 Mongolia Slovakia 0 1 3 4 1 0 3 Switzerland 2 Norway 1 1 1 3 1 1 1 3 Tunisia Lithuania 1 0 2 3 Armenia 0 1 2 3 Belgium 0 1 2 3 Uzbekistan 0 0 3 3 Dom. Republic 1 1 0 2 Latvia 1 0 1 2 Egypt 0 2 0 2 Bulgaria 0 1 1 2 0 1 1 2 Estonia 0 1 1 2 Indonesia 0 1 1 2 Malaysia 0 1 1 2 Serbia 0 1 1 2 Taiwan Thailand 0 1 1 2 Greece 0 0 2 2 Moldova 0 0 2 2 Qatar 0 0 2 2 Singapore 0 0 2 2 Trinidad 0 0 2 2 1 0 0 1 Algeria Bahamas 1 0 0 1 Grenada 1 0 0 1 Venezuela 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 Botswana Cyprus 0 1 0 1 Finland 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 Guatemala Portugal 0 1 0 1 Afghanistan 0 0 1 1 Bahrain 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 1 Hong Kong 0 0 1 1 Kuwait Morocco 0 0 1 1 Puerto Rico 0 0 1 1 Saudi Arabia 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 1 Tajikistan


SATURDAY 4 a.m. NBCSN — LIVE: men's soccer, Gold Medal final; track and field: men's 50k walk, women's 20k walk; women's handball: Gold Medal final, DELAYED TAPE: Bronze Medal; taekwondo, Gold Medal finals, at London 9 a.m. TELEMUNDO — LIVE: men's soccer, Gold Medal final; SAME-DAY TAPE: gymnastics, rhythmic Gold Medal final; track and field, Gold Medal finals; women's volleyball, Bronze Medal; boxing, Gold Medal finals, at London 10 a.m. MSNBC — LIVE: women's basketball, Bronze Medal; men's field hockey: Gold Medal final, Bronze Medal; SAMEDAY TAPE: men's modern pentathlon, Gold Medal final; taekwondo, at London NBC — LIVE: women's basketball, Gold Medal final; SAME-DAY TAPE: gymnastics, rhythmic Gold Medal final; women's cycling, mountain bike Gold Medal final; women's volleyball, Bronze Medal; wrestling, freestyle semifinals; canoeing, sprint Gold Medal finals, at London NBC SOCCER — Men's, Gold Medal final, at London Noon NBC BASKETBALL — Women's, Gold Medal final, at London 3:30 p.m. CNBC — Boxing, Gold Medal finals, at London 8 p.m. NBC — Track and field, Gold Medal finals: men's 4 x 100m relay, men's 5000m, men's javelin, women's 4 x 400m relay, women's 800m, women's high jump; men's diving, platform Gold Medal final; women's volleyball, Gold Medal final, at London (same-day tape) 12 Mid. TELEMUNDO — Track and field, Gold


Carmelita Jeter reacts to anchoring the U.S. 400-meter relay to a world record.

400 relay, basketball finish events with kick Jeter anchors U.S. to world-record time (AP) — The U.S. had a big lead when Carmelita Jeter got the baton for the anchor leg of the women's 4x100-meter relay on Friday night. She knew exactly what to do with it. Jeter powered down the stretch and pointed the baton at the clock as she crossed the finish line, celebrating a world-record time of 40.82 seconds that gave the Americans their first victory in the event since 1996. Tianna Madison, 200meter champion Allyson Felix, Bianca Knight and Jeter combined for a perfect trip around the track that ended a string of disappointments for the U.S. in the marquee relay. At the 2008 Beijing Games, the Americans didn't even reach the final because Torri Edwards and Lauryn Williams bobbled the last exchange in the semifinals. Their final time cut more than a half-second off the old record of 41.37 run by East Germany in 1985. Jamaica won the silver

medal in a national record of 41.41 seconds, with 100 champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, Sherone Simpson, Veronica Campbell-Brown and Kerron Stewart bringing the baton around. Kevin Durant and the U.S. men's basketball team also had quite the closing kick in their semifinal against Argentina. Durant scored 19 points and LeBron James did a little bit of everything as Team USA pulled away for a 109-83 victory and a spot in Sunday's final against Spain. Argentina trailed by four early in the second half when the United States put the game away behind the strength of James and Durant's shooting ability. Durant made two 3pointers in an 8-0 spurt that pushed the lead to 13, and when Argentina got back within eight, the NBA's MVP and runnerup teamed up to blow it open. James had a basket and drove for a powerful dunk while being fouled. Du-

rant followed with consecutive 3-pointers, and James tipped in a miss and suddenly the lead was 19, 72-53, with 1:30 left in the period. Back on the track, the American team was in control in the men's 4x400 relay until Ramon Miller of the Bahamas chased down Angelo Taylor on the anchor leg to grab his country's first gold in a race won by the U.S. in every Olympics since 1984. But the silver helped the United States run its lead in the medals table to 94-81 over China. The South African team, anchored by doubleamputee "Blade Runner" Oscar Pistorius, fell behind well before Pistorius received the baton and was eighth. Turkey's Alsi Cakir Alptekin (women's 1,500 meters), Ethiopia's Meseret Defar (women's 5,000 meters) Russia's Tatyana Lysenko (women's hammer throw) and France's Renaud Lavillenie (men's pole vault) were the other winners.

Medal finals; men's diving, platform Gold Medal final; women's volleyball, Gold Medal final, at London (same-day tape) 12:30 a.m. NBC — Wrestling, freestyle Gold Medal finals, at London (delayed tape) SUNDAY 6 a.m. NBC — Men's marathon, at London NBCSN — LIVE: men's basketball, Bronze Medal; SAME-DAY TAPE: men's volleyball, Bronze Medal; LIVE: men's water polo, Bronze Medal; men's handball: Gold Medal final, SAME-DAY TAPE: Bronze Medal; women's modern pentathlon, Gold Medal final, at London NBC BASKETBALL — Men's, Gold Medal final, at London 7 a.m. MSNBC — LIVE: men's cycling, mountain bike Gold Medal final; SAME-DAY TAPE: wrestling, freestyle, at London 8:30 a.m. CNBC — Boxing, Gold Medal finals, at London 9 a.m. — TELEMUNDO Men's volleyball, Gold Medal final; men's track and field, marathon; boxing, Gold Medal finals; gymnastics, rhythmic Gold Medal final; men's basketball, Gold Medal final, at London (sameday tape) 10 a.m. NBC — LIVE: men's basketball, Gold Medal final; SAME-DAY TAPE: men's volleyball, Gold Medal final; men's water polo, Gold Medal final; wrestling, freestyle Gold Medal final; gymnastics, rhythmic group Gold Medal final, at London 7 p.m. NBC — Closing Ceremony, at London (sameday tape) 12 Mid. TELEMUNDO — Closing Ceremony, at London (same-day tape)

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7. 2. Bjorn Otto, Germany, (5.91), 19-4 3-4. 3. Raphael Holzdeppe, Germany, (5.91), 19-4 3-4. 4. Dmitry Starodubtsev, Russia, (5.75), 18-10 1-4. 5. Steven Lewis, Britain, (5.75), 18-10 14. 5. Evgeniy Lukyanenko, Russia, (5.75), 18-10 1-4. 7. Konstadinos Filippidis, Greece, (5.65), 18-6 1-2. 8. Jan Kudlicka, Czech Republic, (5.65), 18-6 1-2. NR. Brad Walker, Spokane, Wash., NM. 4X400 Relay Final 1. Bahamas (Chris Brown; Demetrius Pinder; Michael Mathieu; Ramon Miller), 2:56.72. 2. United States (Bryshon Nellum, Los Angeles; Joshua Mance, Chino, Calif.; Tony McQuay, West Palm Beach, Fla.; Angelo Taylor, Decatur, Ga.), 2:57.05. 3. Trinidad & Tobago (Lalonde Gordon; Jarrin Solomon; Ade Alleyne-Forte; Deon Lendore), 2:59.40. 4. Britain (Conrad Williams; Jack Green; David Greene; Martyn Rooney), 2:59.53. 5. Russia (Maksim Dyldin; Denis Alekseyev; Vladimir Krasnov; Pavel Trenikhin), 3:00.09. 6. Belgium (Kevin Borlee; Antoine Gillet; Jonathan Borlee; Michael Bultheel), 3:01.83. 7. Venezuela (Arturo Ramirez; Alberto Aguilar; Albert Bravo; Omar Longart), 3:02.18. 8. South Africa (Shaun de Jager; Willem de Beer; L J van Zyl; Oscar Pistorius), 3:03.46. NR. Cuba (William Collazo; Raidel Acea; Noel Ruiz; Omar Cisneros), DNF. Women 1500 Final 1. Asli Cakir Alptekin, Turkey, 4:10.23. 2. Gamze Bulut, Turkey, 4:10.40. 3. Maryam Yusuf Jamal, Bahrain, 4:10.74. 4. Tatyana Tomashova, Russia, 4:10.90. 5. Abeba Aregawi, Ethiopia, 4:11.03. 6. Shannon Rowbury, San Francisco,

4:11.26. 7. Natallia Kareiva, Belarus, 4:11.58. 8. Lucia Klocova, Slovakia, 4:12.64. NR. Morgan Uceny, Plymouth, Ind., DNF. 5000 Final 1. Meseret Defar, Ethiopia, 15:04.25. 2. Vivian Jepkemoi Cheruiyot, Kenya, 15:04.73. 3. Tirunesh Dibaba, Ethiopia, 15:05.15. 4. Sally Jepkosgei Kipyego, Kenya, 15:05.79. 5. Gelete Burka, Ethiopia, 15:10.66. 6. Viola Jelagat Kibiwot, Kenya, 15:11.59. 7. Joanne Pavey, Britain, 15:12.72. 8. Julia Bleasdale, Britain, 15:14.55. U.S. Finishers 11. Molly Huddle, Elmira, N.Y., 15:20.29. 14. Julie Culley, Lebanon, N.J., 15:28.22. 4X100 Relay Final 1. United States (Tianna Madison, Elyria, Ohio; Allyson Felix, Los Angeles; Bianca Knight, Ridgeland, Miss.; Carmelita Jeter, Gardena, Calif.), 40.82. 2. Jamaica (Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce; Sherone Simpson; Veronica CampbellBrown; Kerron Stewart), 41.41. 3. Ukraine (Olesya Povh; Hrystyna Stuy; Mariya Ryemyen; Elyzaveta Bryzgina), 42.04. 4. Nigeria (Oludamola Osayomi; Gloria Asumnu; Endurance Abinuwa; Blessing Okagbare), 42.64. 5. Germany (Leena Gunther; Anne Cibis; Tatjana Pinto; Verena Sailer), 42.67. 6. Netherlands (Kadene Vassell; Dafne Schippers; Eva Lubbers; Jamile Samuel), 42.70. 7. Brazil (Ana Claudia Silva; Franciela Krasucki; Evelyn dos Santos; Rosangela Santos), 42.91. NR. Trinidad & Tobago (Michelle-Lee Ahye; Kelly-Ann Baptiste; Kai Selvon; Semoy Hackett), DNF. Hammer Final 1. Tatyana Lysenko, Russia, (78.18), 2566. 2. Anita Wlodarczyk, Poland, (77.60), 254-7. 3. Betty Heidler, Germany, (77.13), 2530. 4. Zhang Wenxiu, China, (76.34), 250-5. 5. Kathrin Klaas, Germany, (76.05), 2496. 6. Yipsi Moreno, Cuba, (74.60), 244-9. 7. Aksana Miankova, Belarus, (74.40), 244-1.

8. Zalina Marghieva, Moldova, (74.06), 242-11. CYCLING Men BMX Final 1. Maris Strombergs, Latvia, 37.576. 2. Sam Willoughby, Australia, 37.929. 3. Carlos Mario Oquendo Zabala, Colombia, 38.251. 4. Raymon van der Biezen, Netherlands, 38.492. 5. Twan van Gendt, Netherlands, 44.744. 6. Andres Eduardo Jimenez Caicedo, Colombia, 53.377. 7. Connor Fields, Las Vegas, 1:03.033. 8. Liam Phillips, Britain, 2:11.918. Women BMX Final 1. Mariana Pajon, Colombia, 37.706. 2. Sarah Walker, New Zealand, 38.133. 3. Laura Smulders, Netherlands, 38.231. 4. Laetitia le Corguille, France, 38.476. 5. Caroline Buchanan, Australia, 38.903. 6. Shanaze Reade, Britain, 39.247. 7. Magalie Pottier, France, 39.395. 8. Brooke Crain, Visalia, Calif., 40.286. SAILING Men's 470 Final Ranking 1. Australia (Mathew Belcher; Malcolm Page) (3, 9, 2, 1, 1, 1, 3, 5, 1, 1, 4), 22. 2. Britain (Stuart Bithell; Luke Patience) (2, 1, 4, 2, 3, 4, 1, 6, 3, 2, 8), 30. 3. Argentina (Lucas Calabrese; Juan de la Fuente) (5, 24, 3, 9, 17, 8, 2, 2, 5, 6, 6), 63. 4. Italy (Gabrio Zandona; Pietro Zucchetti) (6, 26, 1, 8, 6, 13, 8, 4, 11, 3, 12), 72. 5. New Zealand (Jason Saunders; Paul Snow-Hansen) (28, 3, 5, 4, 16, 3, 7, 9, 13, 12, 14), 86. 6. Croatia (Sime Fantela; Igor Marenic) (28, 13, 9, 10, 8, 5, 15, 1, 2, 22, 2), 87. 7. France (Pierre Leboucher; Vincent Garos) (9, 10, 11, 6, 10, 2, 19, 11, 4, 11, 16), 90. 8. Portugal (Alvaro Marinho; Miguel Nunes) (12, 2, 16, 5, 11, 7, 17, 3, 10, 28, 10), 93. U.S. Finisher 14. United States (Stuart McNay, Boston; Graham Biehl, San Diego) (15, 22, 10, 3, 23, 23, 6, 18, 7, 4), 108. Women's 470 Final Ranking 1. New Zealand (Jo Aleh; Olivia Powrie) (2, 6, 2, 5, 10, 4, 1, 1, 2, 18, 2), 35.

2. Britain (Saskia Clark; Hannah Mills) (6, 1, 4, 6, 1, 6, 5, 2, 8, 2, 18), 51. 3. Netherlands (Lobke Berkhout; Lisa Westerhof) (1, 8, 6, 4, 2, 18, 4, 3, 20, 6, 12), 64. 4. France (Camille Lecointre; Mathilde Geron) (10, 17, 1, 8, 12, 3, 7, 6, 3, 5, 10), 65. 5. Italy (Giovanna Micol; Giulia Conti) (8, 10, 18, 2, 3, 1, 16, 16, 6, 7, 4), 73. 6. Brazil (Ana Barbachan; Fernanda Oliveira) (11, 5, 14, 1, 6, 10, 10, 9, 5, 4, 14), 75. 7. Australia (Belinda Stowell; Elise Rechichi) (14, 7, 3, 21, 9, 7, 9, 13, 4, 1, 16), 83. 8. Germany (Friederike Belcher; Kathrin Kadelbach) (19, 2, 7, 13, 15, 5, 6, 5, 14, 11, 6), 84. U.S. Finisher 9. United States (Sarah Lihan, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; Amanda Clark, Shelter Island, N.Y.) (7, 3, 5, 7, 19, 20, 3, 8, 17, 9, 20), 98. SWIMMING Men 10km Marathon Final 1. Oussama Mellouli, Tunisia, 1:49:55.1. 2. Thomas Lurz, Germany, 1:49:58.5. 3. Richard Weinberger, Canada, 1:50:00.3. Gianniotis, Greece, 4. Spyridon 1:50:05.3. 5. Daniel Fogg, Britain, 1:50:37.3. 6. Sergey Bolshakov, Russia, 1:50:40.1. 7. Vladimir Dyatchin, Russia, 1:50:42.8. 8. Andreas Waschburger, Germany, 1:50:44.4. U.S. finisher 10. Alex Meyer, Ithaca, N.Y., 1:50:48.2. SYNCHRONIZED SWIMMING Team Final 1. Russia (Anastasia Davydova; Maria Gromova; Natalia Ishchenko; Elvira Khasyanova; Daria Korobova; Alexandra Patskevich; Svetlana Romashina; Anzhelika Timanina; Alla Shishkina), (1, 98.100; 1, 98.930), 197.030. 2. China (Chang Si; Chen Xiaojun; Huang Xuechen; Jiang Tingting; Jiang Wenwen; Liu Ou; Luo Xi; Wu Yiwen; Sun Wenyan), (2, 97.000; 2, 97.010), 194.010. 3. Spain (Clara Basiana Canellas; Alba Cabello Rodilla; Ona Carbonell Ballestero; Margalida Crespi Jaume; Andrea Fuentes Fache; Thais Henriquez Torres; Paula Klamburg Roque; Irene Montrucchio Beaus; Laia Pons Arenas), (3, 96.200; 3,

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$11.45-$12.35/hr. 2nd shift Part-Time 2 day a week Production positions available in Anna area!


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937-394-4181 310 W. Main Street Anna, OH 45302 We are an Equal Opportunity Employer

Inside Classified Sales Specialist We are seeking motivated individuals who will be able to provide exceptional customer service to our customers in a variety of marketable areas including the manufacturing, healthcare, transportation, educational and employment staffing industries. The ideal candidate will manage inbound and outbound classified advertising calls by demonstrating expert product knowledge and developing and maintaining relationships with existing clients as well as cultivating new. As an Inside Classified Sales Specialist, you will sell a variety of classified advertising packages including employment, promotions and private party advertising. An established account base is provided and will be expected to be maximized to full potential. The successful candidate should have familiarity of order entry software. Knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel is required. Excellent written and verbal communication skills and the ability to multi-task are also required. Inside advertising sales or telemarketing experience is preferred. This position is full time with salary, commission and benefits. If you are looking to experience growth with a local, reputable organization, please send a cover letter, resume and references to: No phone calls will be accepted regarding this position. EOE


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PIQUA, 1611 W Grant, Thursday, Friday 9am-4pm, Saturday 9amnoon. Something for everyone, including women's clothing, house wares, knick knacks, books including James Patterson, seasonal decorations, and a dog grooming table! PIQUA, 1615 Washington Avenue, August 10 & 11, 9am-3pm. Schwinn scooter, Starting Lineups, sports memorabilia, military items, books, toys, CDs, movies, household items, clothes, bicycle.

SIDNEY, 221 King Court, Saturday, August 11, 8am-3pm. Curio cabinet, computer desk, clothique Santas, chandelier, apple kitchen decor, catering supplies: chafers, roaster ovens, serving dishes, full size chafer pans, portable oven, antique tea pot, wine glasses, wedding decorations, brand new wedding shoes, tons of household items, miscellaneous!

PIQUA, 507 Beverly, Thursday, Friday & Saturday, 9am-4pm. Books, puzzles, Boyd's, vintage record player, oil cans, dolls, yard spreader, snow blower, games, popcorn maker, fireplace grate, drafting table, tennis racquets, computer desk, left-handed golf clubs. PIQUA, 510 New St., Friday & Saturday, 9am-5pm, Birdhouses, Sock Monkeys, Disney cake pans and others, Miscellaneous


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SIDNEY, 7685 JohnstonSlagle Road, Thursday, Friday & Saturday, 9am-6pm. Garage and bake sale! Multiple family donations!! Rain or shine. Washers and dryers, small appliances, dishes, furniture, 30" tv and stand, clothes newborn to adult 2X (lots of nice school clothes girl's 5T-junior some never worn), ceramics and crafts, lots, lots more. News items every day! Proceeds to benefit Team Nuke Luke.

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SIDNEY, 227 East Court Street, Friday, Saturday, 10am-5pm, Huge book and vinyl record blow out sale! Hardback books $1, paperback 50¢ records 3 for $1, tools, fishing poles, video games, electronics, DVD's, CD's, knives, vintage bikes and much much more!


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PIQUA 1710 New Haven Rd. Friday, Saturday and Monday. 10-5. Furniture, file cabinet, armoire, bakers rack, desk, table, entertainment center, AVON, quilts, and miscellaneous household items. PIQUA 210 Maryville Lane. Friday and Saturday 9-5. Multi-family sale! All sizes of name brand clothes, chain saws, table saw, computer desk, Home Interiors, Longaberger baskets, childrens items, and miscellaneous items.

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PIQUA, 914 Broadway, Friday 9am-4pm, Saturday 9am-1pm, Girls sizes infant-5t, Boys sizes infant-7 years, maternity clothes, Most clothes 50¢, toys, shoes, baby items, miscellaneous


620 Childcare

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PIQUA, 1205 Gordon, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, 9am-3pm, Big Garage/ Barn Sale, Coca Cola items, Hot Wheels, vintage tools/ toys/ games, women/ children clothing/ shoes, household, retro chairs, large dog pen, windows, large mirrors, too much to list!!!

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PIQUA, 738 Young Street, Thursday Friday & Saturday 9-3. Kitchen table & chairs, clothes, Nascar, baby items, vintage radio/ record player, lots lots more PIQUA, 903 South Street, Thursday and Friday, 9am-3pm, Saturday, 9amNoon. Floor TV, men's bike, sweeper, pots & pans, boy's & girl's clothing size 8-12, movies and tapes, book bags, lots of miscellaneous.


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PIQUA, 1123 Echo Lake Drive, Tuesday, August 14, 1pm-dark. Unique antiques, Coke collectibles, new bicycle, violin, Liz Claiborne clothes, household goods, huge number miscellaneous/ unique items, costume jewelry, sporting goods, plank chairs, copper lighthouse, older electronics.

PIQUA, 6960 Troy Sidney Road, 8/9 thru 8/11 Thursday, Friday, Saturday, 9-4. HUGE MultiFamily sale. Plus size women's, men's, kids, ladies clothes & scrubs, freezer, Avon, some furniture, golf clubs and bags, exercise equipment, TVs, lots of miscellaneous. Too much to list. EVERYTHING MUST GO!

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PIQUA, 1009 Laura Drive, Saturday only, 9am-3pm. After wedding/ moving sale! TONS of boys shoes and clothes 3T-7, some ladies clothes, lots of toys! 3 sets of dishes, pots and pans, home decor, George Foreman grill, decorative pillows, table lamps, lots of decorative glassware, wedding decor and all kinds of kitchen utensils!

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PIQUA 1004 Covington Ave. Thursday and Friday 8-4. Furniture, household items, old tools, women's dress clothes size 16-24, teen girls and mens, bike and much more. Everything must go!!!!

PIQUA, 610 Orr St., Saturday 9am-6pm, Sunday 11am-4pm, 50" TV, large women's clothing, pool table, couch, OSU light, tiki bar, desks, furniture, bed, DVD's, Much More!

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PIQUA 1001 South Street. Friday 9-5, Saturday 9-12. 70 years of household items!!!!!!!!!! Antiques, tools, and a lot more!

PIQUA, 520 Spotted Doe (Deerfield) Thursday, Friday, Saturday, 9am-3pm, Tons of boys infant-3T, toys, race car bed, swing, stroller, abercrombie, AE women's clothing, decorations, furniture, push lawn mower, dresser/ chest of drawers, tons of miscellaneous.

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COVINGTON 3405 West Eldean Road. Thursday 10am-3pm, Friday 9am-3pm, Saturday 9am-2pm. snowblower, Dixon riding mower, homemade furniture and household items, Longaberger baskets, baby items, bassinets, boys and girls clothing newborn-4T, toddler bed, CB radios, and lots of miscellaneous

600 - Services

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805 Auto 2003 GMC Envoy LST, 4 WD, 4.2 V6, Loaded, clean, excellent condition, 3rd row seating, seats 7 $7500 negotiable (937)726-1758 2004 HONDA Accord LX, one owner, very nice, approx 94,800k, 4 cyl., auto, great gas mileage, PW, PL, power mirrors, keyless entry, Michelin tires, ABS brakes, black, $9675 (937) 216-0453

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

2008 FORD F250 super duty, diesel, air lift, bedliner, new high pressure fuel pump, $17,900 (937) 654-5505

810 Auto Parts & Accessories TIRES, good, used, sizes 14's, 15's, and 16's, call (937)451-2962 anytime!

830 Boats/Motor/Equipment

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

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 1996 TERRY fifth wheel, 32.5' camping trailer, 2 slides, nice clean! Comes with 8x8 shed, woodbox, picnic bench and other miscellaneous, Cozy Campground, Grand Lake but can be moved, (937)773-6209, (937)418-2504.


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

To Place An Ad In The Service Directory Call: 2000 COACHMAN CATALINA 27 FOOTER Awning 1yr old, refrigerator 2yrs old, everything comes with camper: Hitch, Tote tank, Patio lights, 3 sets of shades, VERY CLEAN!, $7000, (937)596-6028 OR (937)726-1732


2006 HONDA $3000 (937)570-6267

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2008 FORD EXPLORER XLT 4 wheel drive. Leather, back-up system. Exceptional mechanical condition. 123,000 highway miles. $8500. (937)726-3333

“The Fantastic’’ TIFFIN FLEA MARKET SENECA COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS Sponsor: Jr. Fair Foundation


ORD. NO. 12-12 (1st Reading) (Given 1st Reading 8-7-12) An Ordinance amending Sections 53.01 and 53.07 of the Piqua Code, relating to Water Rates and New Service ORD. NO. 13-12 (1st Reading) (Given 1st Reading 8-7-12) An Ordinance to vacate a portion of public right of way known as Fountain Boulevard and Lake Street

RES. NO. R-110-12 (Adopted) A Resolution awarding a contract to North American Salt Co. for the purchase of road salt for the Street Department RES. NO. R-111-12 (Adopted) A Resolution awarding a contract to Thomas and Betts Steel Structures for the emergency purchase of steel transmission poles for the Power System

• May 5-6 • & August 19-20 •18-19 August 18-19 • June 16-17 16-17 8-9 & 29-30 • June • Sept. • September 8-9 & 29-30 • July 7-8 • July 7-8• October• 13-14 Oct. 13-14

Flea Market Manager, P.O. Box 297, Tiffin, OH 44883 Phone (419) 447-9613 Email: Website:

RES. NO. R-113-12 (Adopted) A Resolution awarding a contract to Innovative Office Solutions, Inc. for purchase and installation of furniture and storage systems for the Power System Service Center

RES. NO. R-114-12 (Adopted) A Resolution awarding a contract to Buckeye Power Sales for the purchase of an emergency generator for the Power System Service Center

RES. NO. R-115-12 (Adopted) A Resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute a labor contract with Local Union 984, Ohio Council 8, American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, Blue Collar Unit RES. NO. R-116-12 (Adopted) A Resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute a labor contract with Local Union 984, Ohio Council 8, American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees, Clerical-Technical Unit

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2005 HONDA ST1300. Loaded with acessories. 27,600 loving miles. Excellent condition. $8900. (937)405-6051

ORD. NO. 10-12 (3rd Reading) (Adopted) An Ordinance authorizing the modification of the First Ward, Second Ward, Third Ward, Fourth Ward, and Fifth Ward Boundaries

RES. NO. R-112-12 (Adopted) A Resolution acquiring the services of Efacec/ACS and Precision Contracting Services (PCS) to provide fiber optic system design engineering services for the City

2002 DODGE 3500 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

APPROVAL OF MINUTES (Approved) Approval of the minutes from the July 17, 2012 Regular City Commission Meeting

RES. NO. R-109-12 (Adopted) A Resolution awarding a contract to Woodhull LLC for the lease of copiers for the City of Piqua

850 Motorcycles/Mopeds 1999 KAWASAKI Vulcan 800A, Not to big. Not too small - Just right! Perfect condition, $2500, (937)394-7364, (937)658-0392




You hear it everywhere: FHA loans, Conventional loans, VA loans, FICO scores, default risks, rising & falling interest rates. Sounds confusing, doesn't it? Lenders are generating lots of business, so it's an excellent time to purchase a home. It's also time to educate yourself about the economics behind securing a home loan. The rate you are offered on a mortgage is largely based on your FICO score. What is FICO? It simply stands for Fair Issac & Company, whodeveloped our modern credit scoring models. The highest possible "score" is 850, and you'll need a rating of 620 or above to be considered for the best interest rates. Higher income does not

In general, the work consists of the removal and replacement of sidewalk, curbing, street signs, and light poles, the installation of brick pavers, benches, trash receptacles and other streetscape amenities on the east side of Wayne Street between Water Street and Ash Street.

The Bidding Documents, which include drawings and specifications, may be examined and obtained at the City of Piqua Engineering Department, 201 W. Water Street, Piqua, Ohio. The cost for the Bidding Documents, which includes drawings and specifications, is $30.00 and is nonrefundable. All BIDDERS intending to submit a bid for this project must purchase a set of Bidding Documents from the City of Piqua Engineering Department.

Bids must be signed and submitted on the separate bidding forms included in the Bidding Documents, and shall be accompanied by either a Bid Guaranty Bond, certified check, cashierʼs check, or letter of credit on a solvent bank in the amount of not less than 5% of the amount of the Bid, subject to conditions provided in the Instructions to Bidders. The successful BIDDER will be required to furnish a satisfactory Performance Bond in the amount of 100% of the Bid. Each Bid must contain the full name of the party or parties submitting the Bid and all persons interested therein. Each BIDDER must submit evidence of its experiences on projects of similar size and complexity. The owner intends and requires that this project be completed no later than November 30, 2012.

All contractors and subcontractors involved with the project will, to the extent practicable, use Ohio products, materials, services, and labor in the implementation of their project. Additionally, contractor compliance with the Equal Employment Opportunity requirements of Ohio Administrative Code Chapter 123, the Governorʼs Executive Order of 1972, and Governorʼs Executive Order 84-9 shall be required. Bidders must comply with current Davis-Bacon Prevailing Wage Rates for Public Improvements in Miami County, Ohio as determined by the United States Department of Labor, Wage and Hour Division.

No BIDDER shall withdraw his Bid after the actual opening thereof.

The Owner reserves the right to reject any or all Bids, waive irregularities in any Bid, and to accept any Bid which is deemed by Owner to be most favorable to the Owner.

Beverly M. Yount Purchasing Analyst City of Piqua

Res. No: R-2-12



Hello, FICO! Re/Max Finest

Sealed Bids for the Wayne Street Streetscape Project will be received by the City of Piqua, Engineering Department, 201 W. Wayne Street, Piqua, Ohio, until 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, August 28, 2012 at which time they will be publicly opened and read.

8/11, 8/15-2012



Kathy Henne

ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS City of Piqua Wayne Street Streetscape Project

necessarily generate a higher score. Your payment history does have a significant impact, however. If you have a higher credit score, you'll find it much easier to get a loan. Your lender may offer you a loan with a pre-payment penalty. This means you would pay a certain amount if you paid your loan off early. Your lender may ask you if you'd like to buy down the interest rate by buying "points." A point is 1% of the amount borrowed. On a $90,000 loan a point would be $900. You may decide to purchase points to get a better interest rate. Be cautious out there - with so many loans available, you'll find some are a good fit and some are downright unwise. Your experienced, local Realtor and your trusted loan officer will work together to determine the best avenue for you to follow, leading right up to the front door of your new home!

Clutter free equals cash BY CRAIG W. ARMSTRONG Creative Outlet

Times are tough, and most people are looking for ways to make a little extra money. There are several ways to do this, but one way can net you some money and de-clutter your house all at the same time is to have a garage sale. You won't be able to pay off your credit card debt with the proceeds, but it may give you a little extra cash in your pocket. The first thing to do is to decide what is going to be sold. Dive into the closets, basement and attic. You will need a certain level of commitment to the process, and if you are a packrat, you might consider another money-making venture. If you are committed to getting rid of some stuff, give yourself enough time. Spend time going through and collecting things. Some people collect things all year for a garage sale. Plan ahead and don't wait until the last minute to organize things. Pricing is your next step. First, you need to decide whether you want to get rid of things or make money. If you price things too high, they won't sell. It's a balancing act, but one rule of

thumb is to price items at a fourth of their original price. Make sure every item is marked with a price. This will help with haggling won't prevent haggling, but it will help. Also, price things at quarter increments; the person making change will thank you. Consider your presentation. Make sure things are organized and clean. This includes the items for sale and the place where you are holding the sale. Put all similar items together, i.e., clothes, toys, etc. If you have a lot of one item (books or DVDs for example), put them in a box and mark the box $1 each. The simpler and more attractive you make things, the easier they will sell. Like any good sale, advertising is important. The key is to be specific. List what you have that may interest people. However, keep an eye on your advertising budget. Don't buy an expensive ad and cut into your profit margin. Be specific but concise. Put stuff out and they will come. Garage sales are an American tradition and there is a large group of people dedicated to them. Having a garage sale is not going to make you rich, but it can put a little extra money in your pocket, reduce clutter and be fun.




1834 WILSHIRE Piqua Pride! Stop by & visit & enjoy all the upgrades & improvements this house has to offer! Once you enter you will quickly discover you are home! $123,875. Dir: Sunset, W on High, R onto Westview, R onto Wilshire.

Charlotte Delcamp ABR 335-5552

Spacious 3 bedroom ranch in Landin Park! Open floor plan with so much potential! Kitchen has a pass thu to the living room which could easily be made into a bar. Eat in kitchen and laundry with large storage area that could be a pantry! Seller is giving a $1,000 carpet allowance...just pick it out and move right in! Tons of storage in the 2 car garage! Nice back patio and large yard! All this home needs is you!!! $59,900.

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