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Piqua official pleased with initial response BY BETHANY J. ROYER Staff Writer PIQUA — It was once said that the influence of a helpful character is contagious enough to revolutionize a whole town. If the growing number of volunteers and volunteer opportunities is any indication, a revolution is indeed under way in the city of Piqua with the recent addition of a park ranger volunteer program. “They’ll be our eyes out there, since we don’t have people out there on the bike path every day,” said Street Department Superintendent Doug Harter of the highly anticipated program, which will train volunteers to patrol the city’s parks and bike paths on foot, bike or via use of the city’s Gator. As evidence of its early popularity, the department received

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Area church plans food giveaway LOCKINGTON — The Lockington UMC will hold “God’s Grocery Giveaway” on Saturday. Registration starts at 7:30 a.m. with the actual giveaway beginning at 9 a.m. The giveaway is based on a first come, first serve basis. The church is located at 2190 Miami-Conservancy Road.

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Free community lunch set Saturday PIQUA — God’s Table, a communitywide free lunch, will be served from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 325 W. Ash St. The lunch will include ham sandwiches, macaroni salad, potato chips, applesauce and dessert. The public is welcome to share this meal.



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Man jailed in birthday heist BY WILL E SANDERS Staff Writer

TROY — A Piqua man faced a judge Tuesday during his arraignCLEVELAND (AP) — ment on a felony count of robbery Tuesday’s lottery numbers: for a Sunday incident where police allege he committed a robbery Night Drawings: during a birthday party. ■ Rolling Cash 5 Bond for Logan D. Ford, 20, was 01-07-08-24-25 ■ Pick 3 Numbers 9-8-7 ■ Pick 4 Numbers 1-5-7-9 Day Drawings: ■ Pick 3 Midday 9-0-9 ■ Pick 4 Midday 5-8-8-0


set at $25,000 and he is scheduled for an Aug. 22 pretrial conference in Miami County Municipal Court before Judge Mel Kemmer. Members of the Piqua Police Department were dispatched to 810 Cottage Ave. at FORD 12:50 a.m. Sunday

where a birthday celebration was taking place when Ford allegedly showed up uninvited and robbed a guest, according to police reports. The robbery victim later told police Ford, who was an acquaintance See Jailed/Page 3A

Competency hearing sought in murder case BY WILL E SANDERS Staff Writer TROY — In anticipation of the upcoming murder trial of Travis Lee Gauldin, prosecutors filed a motion in court seeking competency hearings for GAULDIN two siblings of See Murder/Page 3A

Teen turns gift into fair prize winner Brady Anderson, 15, of Troy, stands next to his 1941 John Deere B-model tractor on display in the FFA barn at the Miami County Fair. Anderson and his grandfather Ernie Schaefer worked together to restore the tractor.

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months working on the tractor and the years before thinking about the day the two would be able to reTROY — A store the tractor Miami East until they destudent and his cided to start the grandfather reproject earlier built a powerthis year. ful piece of Ernie Schaefarm equipfer purchased ment that is the 1941 John more than 70 Deere tractor in years old and 1998 for $800. restored the ve“Grandpa hicle to it’s Schaefer bought this tracoriginal running state. tor for me when I was 2 Sophomore Brady An- years old,” Anderson said. derson and his grandfather, Ernie Schaefer, spent See Teen/Page 3A

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Betty Peterson Hemmert CINCINNATI — Betty Peterson Hemmert, 89, formerly of 603 N. Wayne S t . , Piqua, a n d moving t o Cincinnati in 2001, died at 10:50 a . m . Sunday HEMMERT A u g . 12, 2012, at her home at Marjorie P. Lee Retirement Community. She was born April 26, 1923, to the late William L. Peterson and Mary R. (Reno) Peterson, in Washington Court House. She married Fred J. Hemmert II (deceased Oct. 12, 1993) July 17, 1947, at St. Boniface Catholic Church. Survivors include daughter, Terri Peterson Hemmert of Chicago, Ill., son, Frederick (Rick) Hemmert III of Cincinnati (wife Ann Fogel), son, William J. Hemmert of Piqua, daughter, Julie K. Hemmert (Aaron Peters) of Cincinnati, daughter, Joan C. Hemmert, deceased 1981; granddaughters Rachel A. Hemmert Brownfield (husband Joel) of Toledo and Ellen S. Hemmert Wallace (husband Brad) of Chicago, Ill.; great-grandsons, Carter Fritz Brownfield and Finn J. Brownfield of Toledo; sister, Marjorie A. Doyle, deceased; brother, Tom E. Peterson, deceased; 12 nieces; and nephews. She graduated from Washington Court House High School in 1941. Betty graduated from The Ohio State University in December 1944, with bachelor of science in music education with a “degree of distinction.” Her activities included Delta Omicron Music Sorority, Alpha Epsilon Rho Radio Fraternity, Pi Lambda Theta, Scholaris Education Honorary, University Chorus, Symphonic Choir, Education College Council, Symphonic Band, Vocational Information Council, SWAD (Student War Activity Volunteers), All Girl Dance Band, piano soloist with the O.S.U. Symphonic Orchestra and the Chamber Music Orchestra. She was a recipient of the G.E. Dorothy McVety Scholarship. She also was a member of the U.S.O., choir member and youth director at King Avenue Methodist Church, Columbus. She started teaching piano in 1936 and voice in 1945 and taught for 69 years, retiring in 2003. She taught vocal and instrumental music from January to August 1945 at East Palestine, and came to Piqua in the fall of 1945

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to organize the vocal department at Piqua Central High School until 1947. She taught at University School at OSU the summer of 1946. She was choir director at Westminster Presbyterian Church 1946-1947; organist and choir director at St. Mary Church 197280; organist and choir director at Greene Street Methodist Church 1971 and played and directed the quartet at the Jewish Temple for two years. She also acted as substitute organist and played many weddings at various churches in Piqua and out of town. Betty was a member of Piqua Altrusa Club (past president), Piqua Fortnightly Club, Piqua Civic Band Award, Lehman Scholarship Committee, Piqua Arts Council (Presidential Award 1996), director of Piqua Community Chorus 1953-66 and musical director for the Piqua Players for two years. She also was director and accompanist for the “Skylarks” (girl’s ensemble) for seven years and “The Silhouettes” (girl’s trio) for four years. She was a volunteer accompanist, vocal coach and choral director for musicals at Lehman High School 1981-99. She performed recitals at Evergreen Retirement Community and many recitals in retirement homes in Piqua, Dayton and Cincinnati. She was a member of two bridge clubs for many years, collected antiques and traveled with her husband, family and friends all over the world. Betty renovated the home in Piqua, built in 1850, with husband and lived there for 47 years before moving to Evergreen Retirement Home in Cincinnati in 2001. The family will receive friends from 4-7 p.m. Thursday at the Jamieson & Yannucci Funeral Home, 333 W. High St., Piqua, where a prayer service will begin at 4 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Mary Catholic Church, 528 Broadway, Piqua, with the Rev. Fr. Thomas L. Bolte as the Celebrant. Burial will follow at Forest Hill Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the “Betty Hemmert Music Scholarship Fund” (checks written to “The Piqua Chamber Foundation” and designated for the Betty Hemmert Music Scholarship Fund), c/o Piqua Chamber of Commerce, 326 N. Main St., Piqua, OH 45356. Condolences to the family may also be expressed through

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EATON — Dr. John A. Vosler, 85, Eaton, died on Saturday, Aug. 11, 2012, at Reid Hospit a l , Richmond, Ind. H e w a s t h e third son of Joseph VOSLER . C Vosler and Edith B. Vosler (Moyer), born March 30, 1927, in Piqua. He graduated in 1945 from Piqua High School where he was prominent in various music activities, including concert and marching bands, orchestra, and the Jim Summers Orchestra as a trumpet player. In July, 1945, he entered the Army Air Force at Camp Attebury, Ind., and received assignments to Keesler Field, Mississippi and Chanute Field, Illinois. In February, 1946, he began overseas service at Tulln Air Force base near Vienna, Austria, returning to the United States in January, 1947, and was honorably discharged. He began premedical studies in February, 1947 at Miami University and played trumpet in the Miami marching band, and the dance band known as The Royal Esquires. In 1950, he transferred to Ohio State University for the remainder of his premedical training, and in 1951 entered the Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine in Kirksville, Mo., where he received his doctorate degree in June, 1955. He completed his internship at Grandview Hospital in Dayton, and began his practice of general medicine in Eaton on July 9, 1956. In 1961, Dr. Vosler became the president of the Dayton District Academy of Osteopathic Medicine for one year, and in 1965, he and Dr. Harold Ferguson, Sr. were the co-founders of the Preble County Medical Center in Eaton, which is now located on Washington Jackson Road in Eaton. In 1972, he was elected to his first four-year term as Preble County coroner, and remained in that office until 2011. In November, 2008, he was elected to his tenth consecutive term. Dr. Vosler was a life-member of the American Medical Association, the American Osteopathic Association, the Ohio Osteopathic Association, and the Dayton District Academy of Osteopathic Medicine. He also was a member of the Ohio State Coroners Association, a director of the Miami Valley Regional Crime Laboratory, and had medical staff affiliation with Grandview, Southview

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School and had previously worked for the Hampshire Cabinet Company. He enjoyed bowling, pitching horseshoes and playing cards. A graveside service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday at Forest Hill Cemetery with Pastor Steve Peters officiating. Visitation will be from 12:30-1:30 p.m. Thursday at the Jamieson & Yannucci Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice. Condolences to the family may also be expressed through

Gordon Hughes TROY — Gordon Hughes, 80, of Troy, passed away at his residence. He was born Feb. 27, 1932, in Columbus, to Earnest Ray and Mary Bell (Thompson) Hughes, who preceded him in death. Gordon is survived by one daughter, Mary Ann Spencer of Groveport; three grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Gordon graduated from Columbus South High School and attended Capital University. He was a retired engineer from

Piqua Engineering. He was a former member of the Moose Lodge and the Troy Elks clubs as well as the Pilgrim Gold Wing Riders Association. Private services and interment will be at the Glen Rest Memorial Estate, Reynoldsburg. No public visitation will be held. Arrangements are being handled by the FisherCheney Funeral Home, 1124 W. Main St., Troy. Condolences may be left the family at for

Rena Jo Fink SIDNEY — Rena Jo Fink, 49, of 812 S. Miami Ave., Sidney, passed away f r o m natur a l causes at 9:30 p . m . Mond a y , A u g . FINK 1 3 , 2012, at her residence. She was born Aug. 18, 1962, in Troy, the daughter of the late Norman Swartz and Betty Covert of Piqua. On July 10, 2004, she married Gregg S. Fink, who survives along with her three sons, Jonathon Lantz of Sidney, Rodney Lantz of Apex, N.C, Chris Lantz and Erica of Florence, Ky.; seven grandchildren, Ian and Ethan Lantz, Cale, Jace and Lillian Puckett, Eliana and Samuel Fink; and two brothers, Vaughn Swartz of Piqua and Myron

Swartz and his wife Brenda of New Paris. Mrs. Fink was currently a homemaker, but had formerly worked at the Dannon Co. Inc. in Minster and Hobart Mfg. in Piqua for several years. She was a graduate of Greenville High School with the Class of 1980. Rena was a former Cub Scout Leader of Pack 92 in Sidney. She loved to collect dolls and attend auctions and sell items on E-Bay. Rena was a loving mother, grandmother and a wonderful wife who will be greatly missed by all her family. Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday at Cromes Funeral Home, 302 S. Main Ave., Sidney, with Mr. Derek Fink officiating. Burial will be at Cedar Point Cemetery in Pasco. The family will receive friends on Friday from 11:30 a.m. until the hour of service at the funeral home. Condolences may be expressed to the Fink family at

Death notices TROY — Jean ing at Fisher-Cheney Hedrick, 81, of Troy, Funeral Home, Troy. passed away at 11:05 a.m., Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2012, at the Upper Valley Medical Center, Troy. Arrangements are pend-

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PIQUA — Earl R. “Bump” Curtner, 58, of Piqua, died Friday, Aug. 10, 2012, at his residence. He was born Sept. 28, 1953, in Piqua, to the late Charles and Margaret (Horspool) Curtner. Mr. Curtner is survived by two sons, Chris (Hope) Curtner of Piqua and Charlie Curtner of Cincinnati; a granddaughter, Hailey Curtner; a sister, Ruth (Lee) Perkins of Piqua; a niece, Melissa Perkins; a nephew, Charlie (Kristy) Perkins; and several great-nieces and nephews. Bump was a graduate of Piqua Central High

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and Good Samaritan hospitals in Dayton, and was a former staff member at Reid Memorial Hospital in Richmond, Ind. He was a director for many years of Starbank of Preble County, and past member of the Eaton Lions Club, the Eaton Rotary Club, the American Cancer Society, and in earlier years, had been the team physician for the Eaton football team. He was a member of the American Legion and the Preble County Honor Guard, for which he served many years as military bugler. He also was a member of the Fraternal Order of Police, the Preble County Historical Society and BPO Elks Lodge 523 in Piqua, and a longtime patron of Preble County Habitat of Humanity. Dr. Vosler was a member of the American Federation of Musicians, and had an abiding interest in music all of his life. He was widely known in the Greater Miami Valley area as a trumpet player, and was a member of the Piqua Civic Band, the Sidney Civic Band, the Tipp City Community Band, the ‘Swing Era’ Big Band, Frank Neville’s Big Band, Barry Caudill’s ‘Counts Four & Company’, and the Moonlighters. In earlier years, he had played with the Les Shepard Orchestra and in recent years with the “One More Time” nine-piece band. Survivors include his wife Meri; three sons, Dr. Mark Vosler (Peggy Hake) of Eaton, Dr. Scott Vosler (Tammy Day) of Eaton, 1976 Olympian Dr. Kent Vosler of Glendale, Ariz., and one daughter, Dr. Jill Vosler (John McCafferty) of Eaton; one brother, Robert J. Vosler of Worthington; 13 grandchildren; and six greatgrandchildren. He was predeceased by two brothers, Charles of Mesa, Ariz., and Marion of Piqua. Friends will be received from 2-5 p.m. Thursday at the Girton Schmidt & Boucher Gard Funeral Home, 226 W. Main St., Eaton. Funeral services will follow at 6 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home, followed with a private burial in Mound Hill Union Cemetery in Eaton, with military honors provided by the Preble County Honor Guard, and members of the Preble County law enforcement community. Memorial contributions may be made to the Piqua or Sidney Civic bands, the Preble County Habitat for Humanity, or the Preble County Honor Guard. Online condolences and other remembrances may be sent to the family by visiting

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ceded her in death in 2009. Additional survivors of Therese include a stepson Michael (Trina) Culof Troy; a ver stepdaughter Joy (Bob) Browning of Knoxville, Tenn.; two step grandsons, Aaron Culver of West Milton, Tod Browning of Knoxville, Tenn.; two step granddaughters, Amy (Dan) DeCerbo of Troy, Staci (Steve) Beck of Clinton, Tenn.; and six step great-grandchildren, Monica, Jillian, Andrew, Adam, Hayden, and Kayli. Therese was a homemaker and hairdresser having owned her own beauty salon in Piqua. She enjoyed bingo, playing cards and crossword puzzles. She was a member of St. Boniface Catholic Church and her spiritual dedication to Mary and the Rosary was witnessed by all who knew her. She donated her body to the Boonshoft School of Medicine at Wright State University. A graveside memorial service will begin at 1 p.m. Friday at Miami Memorial Park, Covington with the Rev. Fr. Angelo C. Caserta officiating. The family will receive friends following the service. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Boniface Tuition Assistance Program, 310 S. Downing St., Piqua, OH 45356 or the Miami County Humane Society, P.O. Box 789, Troy, OH 45373-0789. Arrangements are being handled through the Jamieson & Yannucci Funeral Home. Condolences to the family may also be expressed through

Volunteer three responses the initial day of posting to the city’s website with nearly a dozen individuals now signed up for the program. Training is due to start the first to the middle of September and will cover being observant without being confrontational and how to report illegal activity, along with first aid training (CPR optional) by the police department. Training on maintenance requests, specifically through a smart-phone application called Fix 311 that uses GPS to report graffiti, illegal dumping, high grass, even downed tree limbs, also will be provided by the street department. The latter facility on South Main Street will be home base for the rangers who will also be provided with a cell phone to the two-man volunteer group, along with teeshirts, hats and visors — “So they are very visible,” Harter said. While there is no limit on the number of rangers that will be accepted, Harter is looking for those who can volunteer at least four to six hours a week, with the hopes of having the bike path and parks patrolled up to seven days a week. Volunteers can patrol in their own neighborhoods, if they wish, or specify sections of the bike and walking paths. The program is open to those 18 years and older, though Harter says a parent/teen team is feasible. All will be required to pass a background check through the city. Regular meetings also will be held for the rangers. A volunteer ranger program has been in the works for several months, with a lot of research, Harter said. He also noted that the program is currently seeking grant funding, with potential sponsorship from area

businesses. “When people (rangers) are out there visible, it’s just like the police department, people see that, they think twice,” Harter said. “We want people to feel safe using our bike path, using our parks system, not that they don’t, we just want to reassure them that we are watching, we are out there, there are people out there to help if they need anything.” Other exciting ventures for the department, as shared by Harter, include garden plot rentals for next spring in Pitsenbarger Sports Complex and a parks catalogue so that donations of specific items can be made for a park of the buyer’s choice such as benches, even shelters. Those interested in the volunteer park ranger program can print applications from the city website at or contact Doug Harter at 778-2085 or Bill Lutz at 778-2062.

Even as a young child Anderson loved the tractor, but this year he decided to make it a part of his project for the Miami County Fair. “We have been wanting to do this since I was old enough,” said Anderson, a 15-year-old Miami East High School student. “We thought this was a good chance to get started on it, so that’s what we did.” So in the months leading up to the county fair this week that’s exactly what Anderson and his grandfather decided to do and restored the antique tractor to its former majesty. “It took us six weeks to do it,” Anderson said. “And it probably took two more weeks to get it running.” For his hard work Anderson won first place in the reconditioned machinery category and also was the Miami County Junior Fair’s 2012 reserve grand champion for shop. On a stenciled display accompanying the ex-

hibit, which is located in the Shop and Crop Building at the fairgrounds, Anderson also wanted to show his appreciation to those who assisted in his endeavor through either support, knowledge or both. Those individuals, aside from his grandfather, are Dave and Foot Schaefer, Lowell Sloan, Milton Trotter, Ron Yokum and Nate Morter. When Anderson and his grandfather were finished with rebuilding the 71-year-old machine, only one final task was needed: a final paint job. Using the traditional green and yellow colors of John Deere, Anderson said he was more than pleased with how the project turned out. “People have told me that it looks outstanding and amazing,” Anderson said. “They say it’s a beautiful job.” Once the fair is over, Anderson said his plans for the tractor will be to take it to other fairs and events so others can enjoy seeing it, too.

Nice weather expected today High pressure moved in overnight, clearing our skies and setting the state for some nice weather today. Another unseasonably strong cold front heads our way late week returning the chance of rain Thursday night and Friday. Behind the front, it will feel like fall again this weekend. High: 82 Low: 58.



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Jailed Continued from page 1 of the victim, committed the robbery, and several other witnesses backed up the victim’s claim, reports further disclose. Ford allegedly stole money, a wallet and a hat before fleeing the resi-

dence. He was later apprehended by police officers. No injuries were reported as a result of the robbery. If convicted as charged of the third-degree felony, Ford faces between one to five years in prison.


Continued from page 1 a 4-year-old child the Piqua resident stands accused of killing while baby-sitting the victim in April. The children, an 8year-old girl and a 7-yearold boy, would be expected to testify at Gauldin’s trial and could shed light on what caused the death of Malisa DeLeSancha, 4. DeLeSancha allegedly sustained injuries on the night of April 12 while Gauldin was watching the victim and her siblings at 1012 Caldwell Street and died days later as a result of those injuries. Assistant Prosecuting Attorney Tony Kendell filed the competency motion in common pleas court and Judge Christopher Gee is expected to issue a written decision on the matter in the near future. Due to the ages of the two children and in accordance with the Ohio Revised Code competency hearings are required in order for them to possibly testify in the trial, which is scheduled for Aug. 22, though is expected to be continued. Gauldin has been indicted on a count of murder and entered a plea of not guilty to the charge during his court arraignment May 30. The charge was the result of a murder investigation performed by the Piqua Police Department In a distressed 9-1-1 call on the night of the girl’s death Gauldin claimed the child fell

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PIQUA — Therese E. Pierson-Culver, 81, of Piqua, passed away Thursd a y July 29, 2010, at the Upper Va l l e y Medi c a l Center. She w a s b o r n PIERSONA p r i l CULVER 2 7 , 1929, in Dayton to the late George and Clara (Reineke) Schneider. married Therese Richard J. Pierson in 1946; he preceded her in death in 1987. Survivors include two sons, Michael (Geraldine) Pierson of Fayetteville Ark., and David (Victoria) Pierson of Piqua; four grandsons, Joseph (Mariah) Pierson, Benjamin Pierson all of Fayetteville, Ark., Darrell (Crissy) Ambos of Americus, Ga., and Andrew (Amanda Gibson) Ambos of Marysville; one granddaughter, Elizabeth Pierson-Beair of Columbus; seven great grandchildren, Kaleb, Emily, Franchesca, Jayden, Christopher, Dunca and Sarah; six brothers, Roman Schneider, Rudolph Schneider, Philip Schneider and Anthony Schneider all of Piqua, Carol Schneider of Kettering and Dennis Schneider of Ripley; and a sister Barb Fagan of Sidney. She was preceded in death by a brother Frank Schneider, and since her death in 2010, a sister Pat Lyle. Therese married Harold Culver in 1990; he pre-

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here is no way to sugarcoat what people all across the country have experienced during the recent economic downturn. Many employees were laid off and businesses found it difficult to stay ahead of their costs. Ohio was no exception, where jobs in industries like manufacturing were hard to find. But over the past several months, while the nation’s economy overall has been struggling to create jobs, Ohio has witnessed a strong uptick in its economy and job growth. Between May 2011 and May 2012, Ohio ranked fourth in the country and first in the Midwest in job creation, with 75,700 new jobs. The progress that our state has made is a direct result of the hard work of Ohioans. This hard work has resulted in the creation of more than 94,000 jobs in the state since January of last year. Manufacturing jobs are also returning. As the largest sector of Ohio’s economy, manufacturing makes up about one-sixth RICHARD ADAMS 79th District State the state’s economy. After a couple years of factories Representative being closed down and dialing back production, many are now either reopening or expanding. This, in turn, means thousands of new jobs coming back to our state. Miami County is also seeing growth in its manufacturing sector. Last week, the Ohio Development Financing Agency approved a $2.35 million loan to West Troy Tool and Machine, Inc., a business that specializes in tooling, automation and metal stampings. West Troy is expanding its operation and adding 35 new jobs, as well as purchasing new production equipment. This is certainly good news for families throughout the district, and it is but one example of how jobs are being created in the state. Not only will 35 new jobs assist the individuals and families that directly benefit from them financially, but it will also help other businesses from which West Troy purchases in the process of building its products. West Troy will use money from the loan, as well as $500,000 in private investments, toward the project, which will provide jobs and opportunity for so many throughout the Miami Valley. Richard Adams represents the 79th District in the Ohio House of Representatives, which includes Miami County and part of Darke County. He may be reached by calling (614) 466-8114, e-mailing, or writing to State Rep. Richard Adams, 77 S. High St., Columbus, OH 43215.

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plify the Olympic Spirit of or weeks we’ve transcending limitations been buffeted by and obstacles to reach for negative political a dream. campaigning, a mixed At the Olympics, wins economic recovery, wildare measured by fractions fires, droughts and massof a second, or by an extra murders. But the 2012 stretch. AP photographer Olympic Games have proGregory Bull snapped vided a breeze of blessed DONNA BRAZILE Gabby at her moment of relief for the United excellence, saying, “I States. Columnist know there is that one As of Aug. 9, the U.S. Olympic team led all countries with 83 moment where she jumps higher and total medals. (Only China is close, with stretches further back than everyone 78.) While some of our athletes set some else. I knew that key moment was comstunning individual Olympic records, ing — and I knew I should wait and nail the U.S. succeeded the most by exempli- it.” He nailed the shot as Gabby nailed fying the best of the Olympic spirit. That the event, after already earning a gold spirit is meant to inspire, and oh, did it! medal in the U.S. team final. With all the problems and challenges President Barack Obama described the spirit of the Olympics as reaching for we face as Americans, we should leave “a dream that no matter who we are, the Olympic games inspired, determined where we come from, no matter what we to revive the American Dream. Our look like or what hand life has dealt us, Olympic athletes should remind us of with hard work, and discipline and ded- who we are. We are optimists; we overication, we can make it if we try. That’s come difficult odds; we transcend race not just the American dream. That is the and partisan divisions. With this spirit, Olympic Spirit. It’s the essence of the we can continue to excel as a society, working together. What we’ve done in Olympic Spirit.” Many athletes reached for their the Olympics, we can do in Washington. Our Olympic stars weren’t perfect. dreams and excelled. Swimmer Michael Phelps became the most decorated That’s important to remember. Phelps Olympic athlete of all time, winning 22 didn’t even place in his first event, and medals in his Olympic career — 18 of Gabby lost focus in her last competition, slipping off the balance beam. Yet both them gold. Phelps exemplified the Olympic Spirit were resilient and determined, and leave most, however, when he came back after the games triumphant. It is human to losing two races to compete in a team err as well as to excel. Good sportsmanship is a key ingredirelay. He ended his career with a gold medal in the Medley Relay, ending his ent of the Olympic Spirit. I was imOlympic wins the same way he began: as pressed and uplifted to see how often part of a team. That, to me, exemplifies fierce competitors embraced a colleague who had edged them out to take the the Olympic Spirit. As Phelps exited, a newcomer entered lead. Their smiles and delight in their and captured our hearts. Sixteen-year- colleague’s success were genuine. The old Gabby Douglas won the most prized hugs were heartwarming. Political campaigns should be like the possession in women’s gymnastics: the Olympics, where each candidate for the Olympic All-Around gold medal. Her personal story also inspires. At presidency strives to the limit of his or age 14, after her parents divorced, she her abilities, where the focus is on each left her family in Virginia and traveled aspirant’s view for the future of Amerto Iowa to focus on training for the ica, instead of attempting to win by an Olympics. Gabby lived with a host fam- unrelenting criticism of the other. Maybe ily so she could be trained by Liang our U.S. Olympic team can serve as a Chow. Gabby described to a TV reporter role model for all our candidates — and how she felt looking out the airplane their supporters. Maybe our politicians window at the miles and miles of corn and their teams will pause and reconfields surrounding West Des Moines. sider the strategies they use to pursue Now Gabby Douglas, and the whole our vote and gain our trust. world, knows she is a real “golden girl.” Donna Brazile is a senior Democratic America’s highest achievers often overcame particularly difficult personal strategist, a political commentator and odds. Their victories testify to the Amer- contributor to CNN and ABC News, and ican Spirit of endurance, resilience and a contributing columnist to Ms. Magaperseverance; their victories also exem- zine and O, the Oprah Magazine.


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Voters urged to support president To the Editor: Are you a registered voter? If you aren’t go to your election board and get an application. The presidential election is just over two months away. To help you make the decision who to vote fore, I think Mr. (Barack) Obama should have another term as president. As you know, he inherited many problems from the previous administration. His opponent has been the subject of many attacks throughout his political career. His tenure at Bain has made him rich and gives him the career he says qualifies him to be president. It all will come down to who will spend the most money to win the election. —Pearl Moon Piqua









This Monday photo released by NBC shows first lady Michelle Obama, left, olympic gold medalist Gabby Douglas and host Jay Leno during a taping of “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” in Burbank, Calif.

LOS ANGELES — Olympic champion Gabby Douglas basked in the “Tonight” spotlight and the admiration of fellow guest Michelle Obama, but the teenager already is thinking ahead to 2016. Host Jay Leno, who noted that Douglas’ last name was an anagram for “USA gold,” asked Monday if the gymnast intended to compete in the next Summer Games, in Rio de Janeiro. “Oh, definitely,” she replied, reaffirming previous statements. The 16-year-old looked like a winner, dressed in a gold metallic skirt and a fitted, black motorcycle jacket. Her hair, worn in a utilitarian bun during the Olympics, was gathered in a chic ponytail. Her best accessory were the two gold medals she carried onstage, handing one to Leno and the other to Mrs. Obama for closer inspection. “I don’t even deserve to hold this,” Leno said later as he returned it. Douglas became the third consecutive U.S. athlete and first African-American to win the allaround title. She and her teammates gave the U.S. its first Olympic title in women’s gymnas-

tics since 1996. Leno asked Douglas about meeting Prince William’s wife, who offered her congratulations to the team, including Aly Raisman. “It was definitely an exciting experience. ... Aly told her she liked her fashion, and she was like, ‘Well, I love your leos (leotards),’” Douglas said. She admitted indulging in postOlympics fast food to the wrong person: healthy eating advocate Mrs. Obama, who teased the champion. “You’re setting me back, Gabby,” Obama told her. “Sorry!” replied the athlete, who confessed to chowing down on a McDonalds’ breakfast sandwich to celebrate her victories. But she impressed Mrs. Obama and Leno with a detailed description of how, starting at age 6, she learned to navigate the 4-inch-wide balance beam. The host wanted to know if the dream of winning matched the reality. “I think it’s very different, and when I mean ‘different,’ it’s in a better way,” Douglas replied. “I mean, I never thought I would be doing the show with the first lady, or even you, Jay.” Leno started to reply, when Mrs. Obama jumped in.

Injuries force Chenoweth to exit CBS’ ‘Good Wife’ NEW YORK (AP) — Kristin Chenoweth says injuries she sustained while filming the CBS legal drama “The Good Wife” last month will prevent her from returning to the show. In a statement issued Monday she expresses “deep regret” she’ll be unable to return in her recurring role “at this time.” She’ll appear in the season premiere, airing Sept. 30. The 44-year-old actress

was hit on the head by a piece of equipment while on the show’s New York City set July 11. She was briefly hospitalized. She says she’s “getting better slowly.” Chenoweth won a Tony Award for her role in Broadway’s “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown” and an Emmy for her work on “Pushing Daisies.” Last season she starred in the short-lived series “GCB.”

“Even you too, Jay!” she said. On another sports-related topic, Leno put the first lady on the spot about what he called “this whole kiss cam thing” at a recent basketball game. Last month, she and President Barack Obama were at a U.S. Olympic men’s basketball team exhibition game in Washington when the arena’s “Kiss Cam” panned to them. She appeared to shake her head “no” to a smooch. That’s not what happened, Michelle Obama told Leno. “I had just walked in and sat down, and I just saw my face on the Jumbotron. And I’m still a little embarrassed. ... I didn’t see the ‘kiss cam’ part,” she said. After the couple was booed, daughter Malia set them straight. “She was just disgusted with us,” Obama recounted. “She said, ‘Why didn’t you kiss?’” The 13-year-old quickly proved her skills as a problem-solver. “I’ve arranged for you to get another chance on the kiss cam,” she told her parents, according to the first lady. The president delivered, giving the first lady a big kiss on the lips and adding a peck on the forehead for good measure. Then Leno turned serious, asking Obama what she’s proudest of in her husband’s first term.

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rose by any other name is still a rose but the Stevensâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; have a history of name repetition, going on and on. In that family, if a rose has a Bud, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s often named â&#x20AC;&#x153;Junior.â&#x20AC;? (Just so you know, RB does not stand for Rose Bud.) We had nearly a year to decide on a name for our first born but didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t come to an agreement until the final weeks. At that time, the sex of the baby could not be determined before birth. If we had a boy, I wanted to use RBâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s middle name Barnett, along with another first name, such as Jeffrey Barnett or Timothy Barnett, but was met with firm opposition. In the case of a girl, the only name RB liked was Gwendolyn. (No kidding!) In tired defeat, I jokingly suggested we name the little Bud â&#x20AC;&#x153;Reginald Barnettâ&#x20AC;? after his daddy. I couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t just shut up and leave it alone; I continued on with, â&#x20AC;&#x153;We could call him â&#x20AC;Ś hmm ... â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Barneyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;!â&#x20AC;? RBâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s eyes glassed over as he replied, â&#x20AC;&#x153;I always wanted a little boy named Barney.â&#x20AC;? Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d put my foot right into it; there was no further discussion. Too late I remembered he had a good friend called Barney whoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d been named after his father, Brother Barney Walker, a Baptist evangelist. The doctor who delivered RB couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t spell the name correctly so through these many years,



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he has signed legal papers to match the birth certificate: Reginald. The foreign telemarketers have quite a time deciding how to pronounce that. My doctor could spell so our son has the â&#x20AC;&#x153;iâ&#x20AC;? in his first name; however, he is still a Junior. The males in the Stevens family who were in military service were nicknamed â&#x20AC;&#x153;Steve.â&#x20AC;? I got acquainted with RB at his parentsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; home, where he was known as Reggie. He was named for his Uncle Reg, his fatherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s brother, also called Steve. RBâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s brother James and cousin John Ashley were both known as Steve. It may get confusing here so you can skip it without losing anything of importance. My sister and I married brothers. That brotherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s name was Hamilton but since he was in the Army when they met, she learned to call him Steve. They named their first child after the father but called him Stevie, requiring the father to use his given name, Hamilton, shortened to Ham. Years later when Stevie married and became a father, the baby was named after him and called Stevie, changing his daddy into Steve; Ham remained Ham. I am so thankful that young man has had no sons because theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve run out of options. Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d think somebody would come up with a new name. Hamâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s youngest son, Richard Austin, has a

my grandson. Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not going to play his bad boss games with me. I reckon itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s as simple as setting limits and letting him know Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m in charge, right? â&#x20AC;&#x201D; GrandBabs, Beacon, N.Y. Dear GrandBabs: Come to think of it, rampaging tots and bad bosses can have a lot in common. When push comes to shove,both have the potential to let loose with horrific behaviors designed to demonstrate their power. Although they vent differently â&#x20AC;&#x201C; bosses threaten or impose themselves, while grandchildren demand or ignore â&#x20AC;&#x201C; the underlying message is the same. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s all about me. Pity the poor grandparent who checks out of work after a hard shift with a bad boss, only to come home to a

grandchild who acts large and in charge. Fortunately, the balance of power now favors the grandparent. It continually astounds us to learn of adults who give children the figurative run of the house. The results are usually unsatisfactory for all. It has been our experience that grandchildren are happier and more secure with rules and expectations, and positive affirmations when they stay in line.Your grandson Christopher brings to mind a Japanese proverb â&#x20AC;&#x201C; the nail that sticks out gets hammered down. By hammering him softly and positively reinforcing desired behaviors, we predict the

solution soaked in and turned my hair a lovely shade of black.(I found I was lucky because it could have turned green or purple.) Thus the story addition: RB was going with other women! RB introduced me to a business acquaintance one time and I said weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d met before. The man said, no, heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d never forget my red hair. I let that one go. Anyway, I think I was the â&#x20AC;&#x153;other women.â&#x20AC;? With many people having computers now, online searches are common. The name Reginald Barnett is not common. When someone answers our phone, the caller is sure he has the person heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been searching for and itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not possible to convince him otherwise. Sometimes RB has a good time with them, playing them along; the man has no shame. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve had to ask a lawyer to verify our identity, and that the RB theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re looking for doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t live here. There is a Mrs. RB with multi-colored hair who lives here, who is known to have a long-term relationship with a Mr. RB, but the callers hang up on US!

â&#x20AC;&#x153;bad bossâ&#x20AC;?will become a good grandson. GRAND REMARK OF THE WEEK Lee from Jenny Kingsport, Tenn. took her grandson Graham, 3, along as she ran errands. At the bank, Graham watched intently as she used to automatic teller machine to get some cash. After she punched in her code number, the machine whirred and clicked. The drawer popped open. She removed the money. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We won! We won!â&#x20AC;? shouted Graham. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was plenty loud enough for every-


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Mayo Clinic: Jackson has bipolar disorder SOPHIA TAREEN Associated Press


In this March 20 file photo, U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., D-Ill., his wife Chicago Alderman Sandi Jackson, and their children Jessica, 12, and Jesse III, 8, thank supporters after his primary election win over challenger, former Rep. Debbie Halvorson in Illinois’ 2nd District. When Jackson disappeared on a mysterious medical leave in June 2012, it took weeks for anyone in Washington to notice. Jackson has never lived up to the high expectations on the national stage. But none of that seems to matter in his district, where he’s brought home close to $1 billion in earmarks and other funding and won every election since 1995 in a landslide, despite nagging ethical questions over links to imprisoned former Gov. Rod Blagojevich. The dual roles could help explain why the Democrat has given so few details of his medical leave. on Thursday. He said he and Jackson had a lot in common: Both served on the House Appropriations

scribed the problem as exhaustion. Later, his office disclosed that Jackson had “grappled with certain

Jackson’s office announced after a transfer from the he was at Mayo and being Sierra Tucson Treatment treated for depression and Center in Arizona. gastrointestinal issues, Though the Mayo Clinic mentioned Jackson’s weight loss surgery, its Monday Experts and mental health advocates say many peo- statement stopped short of directly ple are able to work and function in their daily lives tying it to his mental health problems. Mayo while managing treatment. Treatment includes med- Clinic spokeswoman Traci ication and psychotherapy, according to the National Klein declined to comment. Institute of Mental Health. The institute estimates Dr. Jaime Ponce, president of the American Sociabout 5.7 million American adults suffer from the ety for Metabolic and disorder, which can be a lifelong disease. Bariatric Surgery, said there is no evidence that the type of surgery Jackson had can cause bipolar Committee together and physical and emotional had famous fathers. ailments privately for a Jackson’s office didn’t long period of time.” A announce his medical con- statement from an undition until about two named doctor said Jackson weeks after he went on had a “mood disorder.” leave, and it initially deEarlier this month,

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CHICAGO — U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., a Chicago Democrat who took a hushed medical leave two months ago, is being treated for bipolar disorder, the Mayo Clinic announced Monday. The Rochester, Minn.based clinic specified his condition as Bipolar II, which is defined as periodic episodes of depression and hypomania, a less serious form of mania. “Congressman Jackson is responding well to the treatment and regaining his strength,” the clinic said in a statement. Bipolar II is a treatable condition that affects parts of the brain controlling emotion, thought and drive and is likely caused “by a complex set of genetic and environmental factors,” the clinic said. The statement also mentioned that Jackson underwent weight loss surgery in 2004 and said such a surgery can change how the body absorbs foods and medications, among other things. The statement Monday was the most detailed to date about the congressman’s mysterious medical leave, which began June 10. But it raised new questions about when the congressman can return to work. A Jackson aide said last week that the congressman was expected back in the district within a matter of weeks, but Jackson’s spokesmen declined to comment Monday. His father, the Rev. Jesse Jackson, wouldn’t say much about the diagnosis. “I’m glad he’s getting the treatment he needs and is responding well,” the elder Jackson said, adding that “there’s no timetable” for his recovery. Experts and mental health advocates say many people are able to work and function in their daily lives while managing treatment. Treatment includes medication and psychotherapy, according to the National Institute of Mental Health. The institute estimates about 5.7 million American adults suffer from the disorder, which can be a lifelong disease. At least one other member of Congress has suffered from it while in office. Former U.S. Rep. Patrick Kennedy of Rhode Island has talked openly about his lifelong struggles with bipolar disorder and addiction. He’s was a leading voice in Congress for removing stigma linked with mental illness. The son of the late Massachusetts Sen. Edward Kennedy was a congressman for 16 years and retired last year. The younger Kennedy was arrested in 2006 after an early morning car crash near the U.S. Capitol that he said he could not remember. After spending a month at Mayo for treatment of addiction and depression, Kennedy pleaded guilty to driving under the influence of prescription drugs. “I had two of the biggest successes in politics after I went to treatment,” Kennedy said, referring to getting nearly 70 percent of the re-election vote in 2006 and his legislative victory of getting a bill requiring mental health parity passed in 2008. “It was because I ran toward the problem and not away from it. When I returned to my district, I spoke openly about it,” he said. Kennedy said he planned to visit Jackson

disorder. A deficiency of the nutrient thiamine can cause a brain condition that could mimic bipolar disorder, Ponce said, but “bipolar disorder is totally different.” Jackson underwent a duodenal switch procedure in 2004, which involves removing part of the stomach and rearranging the intestine so less food is absorbed. He lost 50 pounds. Dr. Vivek Prachand, associate professor of surgery at University of Chicago, said people already taking medications for depression can undergo weight loss surgery but may need their medications adjusted afterward. Prachand added that surgery is a drastic change that can trigger an episode in someone with a history of depression. Jackson aide Rick Bryant said last week that Jackson appeared in good spirits and wanted him to push forward on projects in the district, which includes Chicago neighborhoods and suburbs. Jackson, who first won office in 1995, is on the November ballot with two little-known candidates and is widely expected to win re-election. The timing and manner in which the medical leave was handled has invited scrutiny. Jackson is under a House Ethics Committee investigation for ties to imprisoned former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich. Jackson’s office announced his leave just days after a former fundraiser connected to the probe was arrested on federal medical fraud charges. Jackson has denied wrongdoing.

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Area man pleads not guilty in Piqua stabbing Sidney resident remains in jail

$100,000 bond at the Miami County Jail. His charge is a seconddegree felony and carries between two to eight years in prison if convicted as charged. Authorities allege that on June 2 at the Piqua Sports Grille, 1254 E. Ash St., Joyner used a knife to stab another man in the neck. The victim, Josh Allen, 28, of Piqua, suffered a serious wound to the neck during the assault, but has since been released from the Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton following surgery. When officers arrived at the scene they found Allen bleeding profusely from the neck and learned that Joyner allegedly stabbed the victim in the neck with a pocket knife following an argument at the bar, according to the Piqua Police Department.




Barry Van Kirk of Troy readies a flower for entry in Tuesday's flower show at the Miami County Fair.

Drought doesn’t keep flower gardeners from entering fair Council of Ohio Association of Garden Clubs, said exhibitor attendance was up this year over previous years and attributes that success to having more exposure. The first show took place Saturday and the second one on Tuesday, and Moekel said both events had good attendance and participation. She said the show’s theme this year, “What’s the Weather Forecast,” was merely a coincidence given the extremely dry and windy conditions of the

Some newcomers enter competition BY WILL E SANDERS Staff Writer TROY — The summer drought and a freak June windstorm didn’t put a damper on the flower shower at the Miami County Fair — which ironically enough had a weather theme this year — as exhibits were in full bloom inside the Horticulture Hall on Tuesday afternoon after a round of judging. Marian Moekel, a cochair of the Miami County

summer so far. “It’s a coincidence, but what a hoot,” she said of the weather. Moekel like many others had to “baby” their flowers this year. She said she rarely waters her flowers in years past, but she did this year, and it was a good thing, too. This summer’s weather only had a small effect on the show in general. “We don’t have nearly as many gladiolus entries this year,” she said. “We normally have a lot.”

She said she was impressed with the number of roses the show had, but said other flower types were lacking. “There are some plants we are not seeing,” Moekel said. “We had no marigolds in the first show. Marigolds are a huge garden plant.” One thing the flower show did have this year were new people, including some first-timers. “I think it’s fabulous,” Moekel said. “It think it is due to visibility. People are seeing it, and we certainly encourage people to participate. I’m tickled to death.” At least 20 entrants participated in the flower show this year.

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charged with robbery, entered a guilty plea to the amended charge of domestic violence at a June 26 court hearing where he waived a grand jury’s consideration of his case. Police reports state Wood allegedly jumped into the car that belonged to the female victim earlier this year and then attempted to take her purse. According to the Piqua Police Department, Wood also “struck her in the face while she attempted to retrieve the purse,” which she eventually managed to do. Immediately afterward Wood fled on foot, but was later arrested, reports state. He was given credit for 90 days he has already spent in jail. Afterward, Wood was arraigned on an unrelated charge of felony burglary and entered a not guilty plea.

BY WILL E SANDERS Staff Writer TROY — A Piqua man who jumped into the vehicle of a female a c quaintance a n d tried to steal h e r p u r s e WOOD before fleeing empty-handed learned his fate Monday in common pleas court. Mark A. Wood, 27, was told at his sentencing hearing before Judge Robert Lindeman that he would serve one year in prison for his conviction of violence, a domestic fourth-degree felony. Wood, originally a personal experience. a rewarding education.

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Russia off to great start SIDNEY — The Russia boys golf team got off to an impressive start Tuesday at the Shelby County Preview, scorching Shelby Oaks with a 315 total. Treg Francis was tournament medalist with a 73 to lead the Raiders, while Bryce Dues carded a 75. Other Russia scores were Austin Tebbe 83, Luke Dapore 84, Zach Sherman 93, Connor Monnin 96. Houston carded a 412. Wildcat scores were Jaron Howard 94, Drew Roberts 102, Kyle Patterson 106, Anton Wehrman 110, Deion Booher 128, Quinten Pence 144.

Russia second at Cardinal MINSTER — The Russia boys golf team finished second at the Cardinal Invitational Tuesday at Arrowhead Golf Course. Minster won with a 312 total, while Russia had 322. Versailles was fifth with 330, Lehman was 10th with 361 and Houston was 12th with 412. Treg Francis, Austin Tebbe and Bryce Dues all shot 78 for Russia. Other Raider scores were Luke Dapore 88, Connor Monnin 94, Zach Sherman 104. Mitchell Stover led Versailles with a 79 and Tyler Drees had an 80. Other Tiger scores were Brandon Groff 85, Ryan Knapke 86, Adam Atwan 97, Alex Stucke 109. Lehman was led by John Copella’s 75. Other Cavalier scores were Sam Dean 89, Zach Scott 98, Bryce Eck 99, Mitchell Shroyer 105, Thomas Covault 123. Houston scores were Jaron Howard 88, Anton Wehrman 99, Kyle Patterson 108, Drew Roberts 117, Deion Booher 131, Quinton Pence 140.

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Lady Cavaliers drop opener The Lehman tennis team lost 5-0 to Chaminade-Julienne. In singles, Julia Harrelson, Sarah Gravunder and Diana Gibson all lost 6-1, 6-0. In doubles, Lindsay Bundy and Meghan Burner and Emily Hoersten and Kaitlyn Gillman lost 6-0, 6-0.


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Nothing but first class at Homan Memorial Annual event kicks off boys golf season BY ROB KISER Sports Editor As always, it was not so much about the golf scores Monday at the 26th annual Scott Homan Memorial. But, a way to celebrate

the life of the former Piqua golfer died tragically in an accident. And that was exactly what happened at Piqua Country Club — with the golfers treated by the Homan Family to one of the premier pre-season high school golf events

Lady Bucc/Egale Scores Tippecanoe Lindsey Murray Kristy Kagy Kayla Vath Erika Brownlee Tori Merrick Ally Chitwood Sammie Rowland

340 73 82 92 93 102 114 130

Miamisburg 356 Molly Skapik 69 Jamie Witt 74 Allison Berger 105 Marianna Clingerman 108 Taylor Rudolph 112 Amanda Gorndt 112 Versailles Brooke Wehrkamp Elizabeth White Katie Heckman Emily Harman Danielle Cochran Hannah Niekamp

374 84 92 96 98 103 116

Troy 386 Caitlin Dowling 89 Caroline Elsass-Smith 89 Allison Brown 102 Morgan McKinney 106 Taylor Ries 111 Victoria Ries 112 St. Henry Magan Brockman Haley Hogenkamp Taylor Koesters Kelly Siefring Emily Albers Hannah Clune

393 94 97 100 102 106 113

Kenton Ridge Paige McCrary Michelle Kulasakera Bailee Bennet Marisa Zink Taylor Parillo

395 86 97 98 114 126

Fort Loramie Ashley Ordean Hope Ruhenkamp Alyssa Campbell Morgan Siegel Ellen Turner Morgan Pleiman

402 91 95 104 112 113 114

Miami East Sam Denlinger Allie Kindell Macaleh Thompson Tori Nuss Jeni Slone Kiera Fellers

404 91 102 104 107 123 131

Russia Morgan Daugherty Alexa Counts Gina Barlage Angie Muhlenkamp Taylor Borchers Kayla Pleiman

421 91 106 110 114 117 126

New Bremen Rachel Parker Mackenzie Howell Sydney Holdren Sara LaFleus Heather Bensman

424 93 101 112 118 136

Covington Jamie Crowell Katie Blair Jessie Crowell Morgan McReynolds Jordan Blanton Sydney Blanton

436 108 113 117 118 140 140

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around. “I think this is 26 years now,” Piqua’s first-year coach Jared Askins save. “They put on a great tournament. Everything is first class. You couldn’t ask for anymore than this. See HOMAN/Page 11A

Tecusmeh Casey Stafford Cam Wardley Patrick Snarr Brandon Pursifull Brad Rogers

315 74 77 81 83 87

Covington Sam Slusher D.J. Seger Joe Slusher Ryan Craft Jacob Blair

366 80 92 92 102 116

Wapakoneta Bobby Crow Caleb Acheson Drew Wayman Josh Apple Aaron Johnson

339 78 84 84 93 97

St. Marys Carter Bowman Colin Burke Kyle Kiefer Stephen Axe Tyler McMurry

375 74 82 106 113 117

Minster Xavier Francis Freddie Purdy Josh Tumbusch John Burke Austin Brackman

342 80 86 88 88 93

Piqua A 377 Brad Anderson Kenton Kiser Cody Congdon Colin Lavey Kyle Ingle

88 93 97 99 99

Tippecanoe Stephen Calhoun Austin Hadden Evan Hood Wyatt Wilson Jack Pelishek

344 78 83 87 96 99

Lehman 377 John Copella Sam Dean Bryce Eck Mitchell Shroyer Tyler Scott

84 90 99 104 113

Troy Dalton Cascaden Conner Super Kaleb Title Cam Weaver Matt Monnin

346 82 86 88 90 94

Graham 401 Lindsey Black Tanner Blake Alex Jenkins Jesse Lycans Makayla Morgan

97 99 101 104 138

Urbana Colin Riley Dillon Knueven Blake Hidlreth Eric Skelley David Martin

355 84 87 89 95 107

Northmont 404 Alex Farlow David Rowlands Tanner Hoskins Clayton Swafford Shawn Richards

99 100 101 104 110

Versailles Brandon Groff Tyler Drees Ryan Knapke Mitchell Stover Adam Atwan

357 83 86 94 94 95

Miami East 445 Ryan Bergman Kley Karadak Zach Ostendorf Scott Kirby Mack Rose

98 114 114 119 119

Greenville Adam Hickerson Kendall Hemer Dylan Garland Zach Hunshell Addison Miller

363 86 88 92 97 106

Sidney 462 Tom Dunn Cole Cartwright Jalen Block Michael Barber Sean Holthaus

107 113 117 125 143

Milton-Union Joey Smedley Josh Martin Mitch Gooslin Nick Simpson Sean Lorton

365 88 90 90 97 105

Piqua B Ryan Minnear Austin Palmer Minster B Sam Schutte Matt Trushaw

96 101

Fun for all at Echo Tipp wins fourth straight Lady Bucc BY ROB KISER Sports Editor Many high school girls golfers got their season underway Monday at the annual Lady Bucc Eagles Invitational at Echo Hills. “It is a great way to start the season,” Covington golf coach Ron Schultz said. “The weather was perfect. We had four girls playing a high school golf match for the first time.” And while Covington was left shorthanded, with the Ingle sisters at the Miami County Fair, Schultz was pleased for the most part with what he saw. “Even the girls that didn’t play well had a lot of fun,” Schultz said. “I think they really enjoyed it.


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Forom the left, Lehman’s John Copella chips onto the green; Piqua’s Brad Anderson looks over a chip; and Versailles’ Ryan Knapke watches a tee shot.

Homan Continued from page 10A The kids look forward to it every year.” Lehman first-year coach Joe Harrmann agreed. “It is first class all the way say,” he said. “All the kids look forward to it each year.” And with the first two rounds of the President’s Cup played over the weekend, the players found a challenging course. “They told us from the get go that the pins were going to be tough,” Askins said. “I am sure the players haven’t seen many courses with rough this green or thick. This was a great way to start the season and see where we are at. Tecumseh put on an impressive performance, winning the team competition by 24 shots with a 315. St. Marys’ Carter Bowman won a two-hole playoff with Tecumseh’s Casey Stafford for medalist honors after both shot 74. Versailles finished seventh with a 357, led by Brandon Groff’s 83.

Other Tiger scores were Tyler Drees 86, Ryan Knapke 94, Mitchell Stover 94, Adam Atwan 95. Covington was 10th with a 366 score. “Considering how tough the course is, I thought the guys played pretty well,” Covington coach Bill Wise said. Samuel Slusher led Covington with a 80. Other Bucc scores were D.J. Seger 92, Joseph Slusher 92, Ryan Craft 102, Jacob Blair 116. Ironically, Piqua and Lehman shot the same score, with Piqua winning the fifth-man tiebreaker for 12th place. The Indians 377 was a marked improvement over what they shot at the GWOC Preview on Friday. “I know it doesn’t show on the scores, but all our kids back nines were lower than the front,” Askins said. “They played much better on the second nine. I think a week of practice has started to pay off.” Brad Anderson led the

Indians with 88. Other Piqua scores were Kenton Kiser 93, Cody Congdon 97, Colin Lavey 99, Kyle Ingle 99. Piqua B scores included Ryan Minnear 93 and Austin Palmer 104. Harrmann said Lehman’s score was not unexpected. “We have some young guys,” he said. “It is early in the season and this was good experience for them.” John Copella led the Cavaliers with an 84. Other Lehman scores were Sam Dean 90, Bryce Eck 99, Mitchell Shroyer 104, Tyler Scott 113. Graham had a 401 total. Lindsey Black carded a 97. Other Falcon scores were Tanner Blake 99, Alex Jenkins 101, Jesse Lycans 104, Makayla Morgan 138. Miami East had a 445 total led by Ryan Bergman’s 98. Other Viking scores were Kley Karadak 114, Zach Ostendorf 114, Scott Kirby 119, Mack Rose 119. Samuel Slusher watches a putt Monday at the Homan Memorial.


Covington’s Jamie Crowell (left) hits from the rough; Russia Morgan Daugherty (middle) lines up a putt; and Versailles Brooke Wehrkamp (right) hits a tee shot.

Lady Bucc Continued from page 10A

Piqua’s Alaina Mikolajewski lines up a putt Monday at Echo Hills.

“That hurt us (not having the Ingles). All the teams here were good teams and the scores were low.” Tippecanoe continued its dominance of the team competition. The Lady Red Devils carded a 340 for their fourth straight win at the Lady Bucc, a 16-stroke victory over Miamisburg. The Lady Vikings Molly Skapik led the individuals, taking medalist honors with a four-under par 69, while teammate Jamie Witt was third with a 74. But, Tippecanoe was able to counter that with better balance and a strong 1-2 combo of their own. Lindsey Murray finished second overall with

an even-par 73 and Kristy Kagy added an 82 for the Lady Red Devils. Tipp was consistent through the top four, with Kayla Vath carding a 92 and Erika Brownlee adding a 93. Led by Brooke Wehrkamp, Versailles recorded a third-place finish with a 374. Wehrkamp carded an 84, while Elizabeth White added a 92. Other Lady Tiger scores were Katie Heckman 96, Emily Harman 98, Danielle Cochran 103, Hannah Niekamp 116. Miami East carded a 404, led by Sam Denlinger who had a top ten finish with a 91. Other Lady Viking scores were Allie Kindell

102, Macaleh Thompson 104, Tori Nuss 107, Jeni Slone 123, Keira Fellers 131. Russia totaled a 421, led by Morgan Daugherty, who finished in the top 10 with a 91. Other Lady Raiders scores were Alex Counts 106, Gina Barlage 110, Angie Muhlenkamp 114, Taylor Borchers 117, Kayla Pleiman 126. Covington finished with a 436 total. Jamie Crowell led the Lady Buccs with a 108. Other scores were Katie Blair 113, Jessie Crowell 117, Morgan McReynolds 118, Jordan Blanton 140, Sydeny Blanton 140. Piqua’s Alaina Mikolajewski carded a 114 playing as an individual.


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Says there was no concussion BY JEFF SCHUDEL Willoughby Herald BEREA — Mohamed Massaquoi practiced Tuesday for the first time since suffering a head injury last Friday in the preseason opener at Detroit. The Browns described the injury as a concussion. After the game against the Lions, Massaquoi tweeted he did not suffer a concussion. Massaquoi did not want to get into that debate Tuesday, but the four-day turn-around from sitting to practicing was his quickest ever from a concussion. Coach Pat Shurmur has not decided whether Massaquoi will play Thursday night in Green Bay in the second preseason game. “I feel great,” Massaquoi said. “Excited to practice today. We’ll see (about Thursday). I feel great. I always felt great. I never developed a (concussion) symptom. “Everything that was done was strictly precautionary because of the type of hit and the way the hit looked. I’m excited to play right now, and we’re moving forward.” The concussion Browns quarterback Colt McCoy suffered on Dec. 8 in Pittsburgh last year changed the way the NFL deals with head injuries. McCoy re-entered the game three plays after being slammed on a vicious helmet-to-helmet hit by James Harrison. The Browns’ coaches and medical staff said no one on the Browns’ sideline saw

the hit. The league now hires spotters with medical training to sit in the press box and watch for hits like the one Massaquoi sustained on a clean hit by Lions safety Erik Coleman around Massaquoi’s neck. The spotter instructed the Browns’ medical staff to examine Massaquoi. The doctors determined Massaquoi did sustain a concussion. Massaquoi suffered a concussion in 2010 — on a hit by Harrison in Pittsburgh — and one last season. “Our trainers do a great job making sure nothing comes out of it, and that’s what happened,” Massaquoi said Tuesday. “We followed protocol, and I feel great right now.” Massaquoi said he wanted to stay in the game. He said a spotter could be overcautious, but he accepts that as part of the league’s overall goal of promoting player safety. “I don’t think it’s going to be a problem,” Massaquoi said. “They’re going to do the best job they can to recognize which situation is which. Nobody is going to get it right 100 percent of the time, but it’s a good gesture by the NFL to protect the game, I guess.” On deck, McCoy Brandon Weeden will start at quarterback against the Packers and play at least a half. Shurmur after practice Tuesday said McCoy will follow Weeden. McCoy followed Weeden against the Lions and was

6 of 8 for 88 yards with no touchdowns and no interceptions. He was sacked twice. “There is no big reason,” Shurmur said. “That’s just the way I want to do it.” Seneca Wallace followed McCoy last week, and Thad Lewis played the fourth quarter. It is unlikely all four quarterbacks will play Thursday. Benjamin down Wide receiver Travis Benjamin (undisclosed) and cornerback Dimitri Patterson were among those not practicing Tuesday, making it very unlikely either will play against the Packers. D’Qwell Linebacker Jackson (shoulder), defensive linemen Frostee Rucker (knee), Phil Taylor (pectoral) and Scott Paxson (knee) are also sidelined, as are safety Usama Young (hamstring), running back Trent Richardson (knee) and tight ends Benjamin Watson (undisclosed) and Jordan Cameron (back). Cameron fills need The Browns confirmed they were awarded defensive tackle Ronnie Cameron on waivers from the Bears. Defensive tackle Phil Taylor is out until midseason recovering from a torn pectoral, and defensive tackle Scott Paxson is out indefinitely with a knee injury. “He was a player that we liked in the draft, so we’ll bring him in to add depth and competition to the inside of the crew,” Shurmur said. “We needed some more depth there.”

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At the Fair Wednesday Aug. 15: Sponsored by Upper Valley Medical Center Kids Day — 1 Parent FREE per Child under age 10 until 1 p.m. Armed Forces Day — Veterans and spouse FREE with proper I.D. Senior Citizens Day — 65 years old and over FREE 8 a.m. Registration for Junior Fair General Livestock Judging Contest — Sheep Arena 8:30 a.m. Junior Fair Livestock Judging Contest — Sheep Arena Junior Fair English Horse Show — Horse Arena 10 a.m. Miami County Born and Raised Barrow Show — Swine Arena 4-H Cloverbud Show and Tell Program followed by Cloverbud Graduation — Duke Lundgard Bldg. Ronald McDonald — Entertainment Tent Born and Raised Barrow Show —Swine Barn People’s Choice Awards winners posted — Art Hall Duke Lundgard Bldg. opens FFA Shop/Crop opens Art Hall opens Horticulture Hall opens Merchants Bldg. opens Vendor Displays opens 10-1 p.m. Kids Day Games — East Side of Merchants Bldg., free 11 a.m. Golden Anniversary Photo west side of Horticulture Hall 12 p.m. Ticket booths for rides open Golden Anniversary Lunch — Entertainment Tent, free 1 p.m. Rides/Games open — $12 bracelet good all day and night Kiddie Pedal Power Tractor Pull — Grandstand, Free Beef Fun Day — Cattle Show Ring 1:30 p.m. Mike Hemmelgarn Entertainment Tent 4 p.m. The Classics Entertainment Tent 5:30 p.m. Sweepstake/Scholarship Awards Presentation — Sheep Barn Salute to Veterans Grandstand, Free 7 p.m. Sale of Champions — Sale Arena (Swine Barn) Pen of Market Chickens Single Market Tom Turkey Pen of Market Rabbits Single Market Rabbit Market Kid Goat Pen of Two Market Lambs Single Market Lamb Market Barrow Dairy Steer Market Steer/Market Heifer The Kate Hasting Band — Entertainment Tent 7:30 p.m. Band Spectacular — Grandstands, Free Dusk Balloon Glow — Infield of Grandstands, Free 8 p.m. Junior Fair Dance — Pence Bldg 10 p.m. Duke Lundgard Bldg. closes FFA Shop/Crop closes Art Hall closes Horticulture Hall closes Merchant Bldg. closes Vendor Displays closes 11 p.m. Rides, Games and Concessions closes • Thursday, Aug. 16 9:a.m. Market Barrow Sale 9:30 a.m. Miami County Horse Fun Day — Horse Arena, ending at 6 p.m. • See SCHEDULE on 2B



How much is it REALLY worth? Auctioneers appraise heirlooms at fair event BY TOM MILLHOUSE Staff Writer Although Jean Flory has no intention of selling a vintage shaving box once used by her grandfather, she was curious how much the family heirloom is worth. Thanks to a new antique appraisal event at the Miami County Fair on Monday, Flory now knows that the shaving box is worth around $150 to $175. A steady stream of people brought their treasures to a trio of local auctioneers to have them appraised in a new event that is similar to the popular PBS television series “Antiques Roadshow.” The appraisals were given by auctioneers Jerry Stichter of Troy, Bob Honeyman of Ludlow Falls and Scott Pence of Piqua. For $5, visitors to the fair could have two items appraised. In the first of what is expected to be an annual event, about 50 people walked up on the stage in the entertainment tent to have items examined and appraised. New fair manager Shelly Keller said she was pleased with the event. “I think they (auctioneers) did a fantastic job. It was very interesting,” she said, noting that the auctioneers provided background information on the items, instead of just giving an estimated range of worth. “I think we definitely will have it every year and it will grow each year,” she said. While the attendance wasn’t as high as she hoped, many people told her they weren’t aware the event was being held Monday and that they will attend next year. The auctioneers praised the new event. “For the first time, it was well attended,” Pence said. “We got some interesting items, a


Auctioneers (left to right) Bob Honeyman, Jerry Stitcher and Scott Pence, discuss the value of an antique buggy wrench during the antique appraisal event on Monday. surprised there weren’t more people here.” A Kentucky Long Rifle brought to the fair by Jack Alderman of Tipp City also stirred the interest of the auctioneers. In addition to the excellent condition of the rifle, which is believed to date back to around 1870-80, they were impressed by the condition of a powder horn and pouch that rounded out the items brought for appraisal. Stitchter explained that Kentucky Long Rifle, war items unlike using a modern rifle and nice paintings,” he said. where the shooter just aims “It was, in our opinion, a and pulls the trigger, the huge hit,” Honeyman said. Kentucky Long Rifle required “There was a nice mix of additional skills to quickly put items,” Stichter said. in the makings of the bullet for Flory’s antique shaving box each shot. caught the attention of the “You had to make your own auctioneers, particularly bullet,” Stichter said, adding because it contained a wide that marksmanship was critiarray of items men used when cal because it took considerable shaving years ago, ranging time to reload. “You couldn’t from straight razors to a shav- tell a deer to wait because you ing brush. missed the first shot,” he said, “This is about as complete bringing laughter from the as you can get,” said Stichter, audience. noting that the fine maple Honeyman said the wood box alone would bring Kentucky Long Rifle was intro$100 to $125. duced during the War of 1812. “I had no idea what it is “It was what they blasted the worth,” Flory said, adding that British with in the Battle of she has no plans to part with New Orleans,” Honeyman said, the shaving box. “I think this noting the rifle had a much (antique appraisals) is a wongreater range than the guns derful idea,” she said. “I am used by the British.

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The rifle was appraised at $375 to $500, although Honeyman said the price could be greater if an eager buyer was found. Alderman said he thought the value would be higher, noting he expects to get $1,000 for the rifle and other items to pay for a Winchester Model 12 shotgun and a revolver he is seeking. He said the auctioneers did a good job of providing historical information on the items brought to be appraised. Honeyman advised those in attendance that they were giving estimates of what items might bring, the actual price could vary greatly. “An items is worth what someone is willing to pay for it,” he said. Pence said the Internet has made a major impact on the antique market and local auctions, with services like AuctionZip bringing in bids from around the world on some antiques. Gordon Pittenger of Tipp City, one of the organizers of the appraisal event, said he has been involved with similar events through the Tippecanoe Historical Society. “I think it went well for the first year,” Pittenger said. “It will grow as the word gets around.”

Gostomsky grabs top market steer BY MELANIE YINGST Staff Writer It was T-bones and tiaras in the steer show ring as Sierra Gostomsky was tapped best of the best for the 2012 market steer and heifer show Monday night. Gostomsky, 13, of West Milton, said all the 5:30 a.m. mornings paid off when she was tapped as exhibiting the best beef in the ring Monday night. “It’s every day, every morning at 5:30 a.m. and getting up, walking them and taking them to get rinsed off,” Gostomsky said. Gostomsky said feeding, walking and general care of market steers starts in October for her and her family. “I was really, really surprised,” she said after she was selected as grand champion. “My family was here so I felt calm as I went in there and it just felt good for all my hard work to pay off.” With steer selection season starting last October, the eighth grade student at Milton-Union Middle School said she traveled to Wisconsin to pick out the blue ribbon beef. Gostomsky said she enjoys showing cattle at larger shows around the state including the Ohio Beef Expo and the Ohio State Fair. She won her class and was selected reserve division champion at the Ohio State Fair this year. Yet, she said winning at her


Sierra Gostomsky, 13, of West Milton, won Grand Champion beef steer on Monday. Gostomsky is a member of the Union Township Meat Producers 4-H Club. She is the daughter of Chad and Shanda Gostomsky.

county fair was exciting. “All my friends are here and it’s a lot cooler to do well with my family here,” she said. Gostomsky said her brother Connor helps her prepare her steer before the team heads to the ring. Gostomsky also found success in her second year of 4-H with her market barrow and

said she enjoys winning with her animals. “It’s a lot of hard work but I enjoy it,” she said. Gostomsky is the daughter of Chad and Shanda Gostomsky of West Milton. Many of the judge’s comments about the steer show were about the entire quality of the 4-H exhibitors animals

as a whole. Reserve grand champion went to Kassidy Thompson, of Troy; third place, Kaitlyn Thompson; fourth place, Savannah Hoke; and fifth place Dustin Elsass. The annual Sale of Champions, including Gostomsky, will be held today at 7 p.m. at the swine arena.


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Christine Marlow, 12, of Lost Creek Township, won Showmanship Junior A Division at the Miami County Dog Royalty Competition. She is a member of the Pampered Paws 4-H Club and is the daughter of Steve and Jeanie Marlow.


LeeAnn Cook, 12, of Conover, won Showmanship Dog, You and Your Dog at the Miami County Dog Royalty Competition. She is a member of the Pampered Paws 4-H Club and is the daughter of Bill and Kelly Cook.



Maya Vulcan, 13, of Piqua, won Champion Novice B at the Miami County Dog Royalty Competition. She is a member of the Monroe Mutlys 4-H Club, and is the daughter of Susan and Dave Vulcan.

Jonathan Irvin, 13, won Champion Novece A Obedience at the Miami County Dog Royalty Competition. He is a member of the Pampered Paws 4-H Club and is the son of Don and Linda Irvin.


Kaylynn Young, 16, of Union Township, won Open A Obedience Champion at the Miami County Dog Royalty Competition. She also won Sr. Showmanship at the Ohio State Fair. She is a member of the Pampered Paws 4-H Club and is the daughter of Kurt and Gail Young.

Emily Oldham, 15, of West Milton, won Champion Beginner Novice A at the Miami County Dog Royalty Competition. She is a member of the Monroe Mutleys 4-H Club and is the daughter of Tom and Kim Oldham.

Megan Etherington, 12, of Piqua, won Grand Champion Beginner Novice B Obedience at the Miami County Dog Royalty Competition. She is a member of the A Bunch of Hair 4-H Club and is the daughter of Davin Etherington and Summer Oswalt.



Alexis Cook, 10, of Tipp City, was named Grand Champion, Junior You and Your Dog Class, as well as Miami County Dog Duchess Saturday at the Miami County Dog Royalty Competition. She is a member of the Monroe Mutleys 4-H Club and is the daughter of Doug and Teresa Cook.

Covington 2 Kley Karadak, Troy 3 Abby Webb, Covington 4 Whitley Gross, Casstown 5 Hanna Shafer, Covington 6 Cadence Gross, Casstown 7 Lauren Williams, Tipp City 8 Austin Webb, Covington 9 Whitley Gross, Casstown 10 Ben Gustin III, Pleasant Hill Class 9 1 Morgan Kimmel, Bradford 2 Emma Eichenauer, Vandalia 3 Samuel Chappie, Troy 4 Luke Chappie, Troy 5 Jeffery Strawser, West Milton 6 Cody Webb, Casstown 7 Madison Potts, Troy 8 Samuel Chappie, Troy Class 10 1 Garrett Shafer, Covington 2 Adam Everett, Fletcher 3 Emma Eichenauer, Vandalia 4 Kley Karadak, Troy 5 Lindsey Kimmel, Bradford 6 Michaela Pelaston, Troy 7 Luke Chappie, Troy 8 Hanna Shafer, Covington Heavyweights 1 Lauren Williams, Tipp City 2 Daniel Everett, Fletcher 3 Jeffery Strawser, West Milton Grand Champion Market Chickens — Kara Wise, Pleasant Hill Reserve Grand Champion Market Chickens — Garrett Shafer, Covington




Megan Etherington, 12, of Piqua, won Grand Champion Showmanship at the Miami County Dog Royalty Competition. She is a member of the A Bunch of Hair 4-H Club and is the daughter of Davin Etherington and Summer Oswalt.

Kandace Sheafer, 16, of Concord Township, won Champion Pre-Novice Obedience at the Miami Dog Royalty County Competition. She is a member of the Muttleys 4H Club and is the daughter of Steve Sheafer and Jessica Maggert.

Sam Reed, 10, of Troy, was named Miami County Fair Dog Duke Saturday at the Miami County Dog Royalty Competition. Reed, shown with Fair Dog Duchess Alexis Reed, is a member of the Pampered Paws 4-H Club and is the son of Eric and Casey Reed.

Blyth Palsgrove, 17, of Piqua, was named Miami County Fair Dog Queen Saturday at the Miami County Dog Royalty Competition. She also won Showmanship Senior Division. She is a member of the A Bunch of Hair 4-H Club and is the daughter of Nikki and Steve Palsgrove.

Perez Show Cattle, New Weston Reserve Grand Champion Beef Feeder Steer — Dare Family Liberty, Ind. Open Class Steer Show Class 1 1 Madison Clark, Covington 2 Dustin Elsass, New Carlisle 3 Vanessa FordWirrig, Russia 4 Shelby Roach, Casstown 5 Alexandria FordWirrig, Russia Class 2 1 Kassidy Thompson, Troy 2 Darren Clark, Covington 3 Lane Davis, Fletcher 4 Melissa Wilmoth, New Carlisle 5 Savannah Hoke, Vandalia 6 Jacob Rife, Troy 7 Devin Karnehm, Fletcher Class 3 1 Kaitlyn Thompson, Troy 2 Gerrett Davison, London 3 Sierra Gostomsky, West Milton 4 Dakota Albaugh, West Milton 5 Seth Clark, Covington 6 Dustin Elsass, New Carlisle Grand Champion Open Class Steer — Kaitlyn Thompson, Troy Reserve Grand Champion Open Class Steer — Gerrett Davison London

City 5 Klay Powers, Ludlow Falls 6 Zachary Kronenberger, Fletcher 7 Karrie Powers, Ludlow Falls 8 Ethan Neth, Troy 9 Lydia Thumser, Tipp City 10 Jessica Erwin, Laura Class 2 1 Kodi Paulus, West Milton 2 Mallory Bush, Tipp City 3 Austin Butler, Tipp City 4 Kodi Paulus, West Milton 5 Emaleigh Bush, Tipp City 6 Megan Lange, Covington 7 Wyatt Neth, Troy 8 Klay Powers, Ludlow Falls 9 Arie Thumser, Tipp City 10 Austin Banks, New Carlisle Class 3 1 Keagan Carsey, Troy 2 Megan Lange, Covington 3 Brandon Gilbert, Tipp City 4 Austin Honeyman, Casstown 5 Justin Thomas, Laura 6 Kristina Romie, Piqua 7 Ben Romie, Piqua 8 Zachary Kronenberger, Fletcher 9 Erin Gilbert, Tipp City 10 Jessica Erwin, Laura Class 4 1 Kamron Paulus, West Milton 2 Justin Thomas, Laura 3 Mallory Bush, Tipp City 4 Josh Burrowes, New Carlisle 5 Ben Gustin III, Pleasant Hill

6 Keagan Carsey, Troy 7 Kristina Romie, Piqua 8 Ben Romie, Piqua 9 Karrie Powers, Ludlow Falls Class 5 1 Abby Webb, Covington 2 Austin Webb, Covington 3 Emaleigh Bush, Tipp City 4 Hannah Anderson, Piqua 5 Tyler Bashore, Casstown 6 Allie Webb, Covington 7 Alyssa Jones, Tipp City 8 Lindsey Kimmel, Bradford 9 Carolina Bell, New Carlise Class 6 1 Kara Wise, Pleasant Hill 2 Lori Romie, Piqua 3 Ryan Elliot, Bradford 4 Michael Anderson, Piqua 5 Hannah Anderson, Piqua 6 Ryan Elliot, Bradford 7 Wyatt Neth, Troy 8 Morgan Kimmel, Bradford 9 Austin Honeyman, Casstown Class 7 1 Kara Wise, Pleasant Hill 2 Josh Burrowes, New Carlisle 3 Adam Everett, Fletcher 4 Cadence Gross, Casstown 5 Cody Webb, Casstown 6 Dana Pencil, Tipp City 7 Allie Webb, Covington 8 Michael Anderson, Piqua 9 Ethan Neth, Troy Class 8 1 Garrett Shafer,

MIAMI COUNTY FAIR RESULTS Market Turkeys Class 1 1 Kristen Whitenack, New Carlisle 2 Taylor Coppock, Tipp City 3 Grant Hodge, Tipp City 4 Jonathon North, Tipp City 5 Linsey North, Tipp City 6 Kyle North, Tipp City Class 2 1 Cadence Gross, Casstown 2 Garrett Shafer, Covington 3 Hanna Shafer, Covington 4 Dillon Kelley, Tipp City 5 Weston Hodge, Tipp City 6 Austin Webb, Covington Class 3 1 Whitley Gross, Casstown 2 Lorenza Savini, Troy 3 Allyson Supinger, Fletcher 4 Abby Webb, Covington 5 Allie Webb, Covington Grand Champion Market Turkey — Cadence Gross Casstown Reserve Grand Champion Market Turkey — Whitley Gross Casstown Open Class Feeder Calf Show Class 1 Heifers 1 Madison Clark, Covington 2 Hess Farm, Bradford 3 Rylie Marker, Ansonia 4 Gus Joseph, Tipp City 5 Hannah Morrow, Covington Class 2 Heifers 1 Kayla Marker, Ansonia

2 Cameron Coomes, Troy 3 REDD Cattle, Fletcher 4 Shelby Roach, Casstown 5 Emma Sutherly, Troy Class 3 Heifers 1 Jackson Shane, Fletcher 2 Brock Lyons, Covington 3 Hess Farm, Bradford 4 Dare Family Liberty, Ind. 5 Zach Havenar, Piqua 6 Alexandria FordWirrig, Russia Grand champion beef feeder heifer — Jackson Shane Fletcher Reserve grand champion beef feeder heifer — Madison Clark Covington Open Class Beef Feeder Steer Class 1 Steers 1 Dare Family, Liberty, Ind. 2 Sam Sutherly, Troy 3 Emma Rife, Troy 4 Jese Shell, Covington 5 Tabitha Karnehm, Troy 6 Shelby Larck, Troy 7 REDD Cattle, Fletcher Class 2 Steers 1 Perez Show Cattle New Weston 2 Perez Show Cattle New Weston 3 Jese Shell Covington 4 Trimbach Show Cattle Franklin 5 Kasie Karnehm Conover CLASS 3 Steers 1 Dare Family, Liberty, Ind. 2 Rylie Marker, Ansonia 3 Alexandria FordWirrig, Russia 4 Hanna Shafer, Covington Grand Champioin Beef Feeder Steer —

Market chickens Class 1 1 Kamron Paulus, West Milton 2 Austin Butler, Tipp City 3 Lori Romie, Piqua 4 Arie Thumser, Tipp

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280 Transportation

DRIVER Early afternoon start time dedicated route out of Troy, Ohio. Assigned equipment Benefits after 90 days are health insurance paid holidays and after one year paid vacations and 401k. Drivers need to have fairly clean MVR and at less two years recent driving experience in a Class 8 tractor trailer Combination. Call Chad Roth at Stinger logistics: 419-453-3774



305 Apartment

583 Pets and Supplies

805 Auto

PIQUA, 2 bedroom, upper, stove, refrigerator. All utilities furnished. $560 a month, $140 weekly. (937)276-5998 or (937) 902-0491

AQUARIUM, 125 gallon, on oak credenza with storage, $500 OBO (937)448-2823 if no answer leave message

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

PIQUA, apartment in downtown. 2 bedroom, all a p p l i a n c e s . (937)974-6333 PIQUA, large upstairs, 416 1/2 North College, washer/ dryer hookup, $350, (937)778-0933. TROY, 1 & 2 Bedroom & PIQUA, 3 Bedroom, Metro accepted (937)214-0699, (937)214-0676

Semi/Tractor Trailer Benefits:

Home Daily

All No Touch Loads

Excellent Equipment

$500/WK- Minimum (call for details)

Medical Insurance plus Eye & Dental

401K Retirement

Paid Holidays Shutdown Days

Safety Bonus

Paid Weekly

Meal per Diem Reimbursement

Class "A" CDL

Good MVR & References

Chambers Leasing 1-800-526-6435 OTR DRIVERS Local trucking company is looking for OTR drivers for 53' dry van freight. No touch. No Hazmat! No NYC or NJ. 40¢ all miles to start. Home weekends. Health Insurance & vacation pay. Required: 2 years OTR experience, 25 years of age and Class A CDL. Call (937)362-4242 Transportation-

REGIONAL DRIVERS Continental Express in Sidney, seeks professional drivers for hauling refrigerated freight.

• • • • • • •

$.40/mile 4 weeks vacation/ year $.02/mile annual bonuses Well maintained equipment 401K with company match Weekly Per Diem Health, Dental, Vision

CDLA & 1 yr recent OTR experience for solo. If less than 1 yr can possibly team. Call Dave on the weekend or evenings at 937-726-3994 or 800-497-2100 during the week or apply at

300 - Real Estate

For Rent

305 Apartment 1, 2 & 3 Bedroom, Houses & Apts. SEIPEL PROPERTIES Piqua Area Only Metro Approved (937)773-9941 9am-5pm Monday-Friday EVERS REALTY TROY, 2 bedroom townhomes, $695, 3 Bedroom double $675, 1 bedroom apartment $450 (937)216-5806 2 BEDROOM in Troy, Move in special, Stove, refrigerator, W/D, A/C, very clean, no pets. $525. (937)573-7908

2-3 BEDROOMS in Troy Spacious apartments, appliances, w/d hookups, a/c and more Pets welcome $525-$650 Call for details and income restrictions (937)335-3500 NEWLY DECORATED Troy 2 bedroom, and Tipp City 1 bedroom. No pets. (937)238-2560 (937)778-1993

BOXER PUPPIES 8 weeks old, females, $300, males, $250. Tails docked. (937)844-1299 Happy Jack Liquivic: Recognized safe and effective against hook and roundworms by US Center for Veterinary Medicine. Siegel Covington Store (973)773-7474

TROY, 2 Bedrooms, appliances, CA, water, trash paid, $535 month. $200 Deposit Special! (937)673-1821 TROY, nice duplexes cozy 2 bedroom $450 spacious 3 bedroom $700 no pets (937)845-2039

KITTENS, free, 3 months old, very friendly! grey tiger, females, living out side, in need of loving indoor home (937)626-8577

800 - Transportation

805 Auto

WEST MILTON Townhouse. 2 Bedroom 1.5 bath. $475 monthly, (937)216-4233

1998 CHEVY Malibu, dark green, 179,500 miles. Runs good. (937)418-9274

320 Houses for Rent PIQUA, 2 bedroom half double available! $380 per month + deposit. Call Galbreath Property Management today for details! (937)339-0508 PIQUA AREA, Candlewood, 908 Marlboro. 3 bedroom, $750 + deposit. Call (937)778-9303 days, (937)604-5417 evenings.

400 - Real Estate For Sale 425 Houses for Sale CUTE, 2 Bedroom, in Covington, nice 2 car garage, nice lot, full basement, needs work, asking $40,000, (937)473-2388 TROY, nice home on Forrest Lane, priced for quick sale (937)552-9351

500 - Merchandise

545 Firewood/Fuel FIREWOOD, All hardwood, $150 per cord delivered or $120 you pick up, (937)726-2780. FIREWOOD, split, all hardwood. $115 cord, going fast, winter is coming soon!Ask about delivery: (937)726-7801.

560 Home Furnishings COFFEE TABLE, wood, $50, (937)773-1590 LIVING ROOM SUITE, couch, love seat both ends recline $150, rocker recliner $35, all beige (937)773-3645 please leave message LIVING ROOM suite, Couch, Loveseat and 2 chairs, $250, (937)773-4509

577 Miscellaneous BAR, roll top Lane, $100. call (937)773-6209 or (937)418-2504. COUCH brown plaid, green and ivory. Old library table. 7 cuft Whirlpool chest freezer. Trombone. Trumpet. 5 folding chairs. Christmas tree (6ft and table top), Nordic Track treadmill. (937)295-3072 CRIB, changing table, highchair, cradle, guardrail, pack-n-play, car seat, gate, tub, blankets, clothes, Disney animated phones, baby walker, doll chairs, doorway swing. (937)339-4233 LIFT CHAIRS, 1-large, $150. 1-newer, with heat and massage (paid $1100), $400. Invacare electric hospital bed with rail, $300. (937)778-1573 POOL TABLE, Custom made, Golden West Billiards, Los Angeles California, blue felt, slate, includes balls, racks, cues, $699, (937)492-7145 PROJECTION TV, large! System from 72" to 144" for theater room. Comes with screen, used. $550. (419)584-8794 WALKER adult, tub/ shower benches, commode chair, toilet riser, grab bars, canes, entertainment center, 4 bar stools 24" (937)339-4233

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

835 Campers/Motor Homes 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.

850 Motorcycles/Mopeds 1999 KAWASAKI Vulcan 800A, Not to big. Not too small - Just right! Perfect condition, $2500, (937)394-7364, (937)658-0392 2005 HONDA ST1300. Loaded with acessories. 27,600 loving miles. Excellent condition. $8900. (937)405-6051

TROY, PIQUA, Clean quiet safe, 1 bedroom, $459 includes water No pets! (937)778-0524


BOSTON TERRIER puppies, 8 weeks old. (3) Males $250 (937)726-0226

1999 DODGE Grand Caravan. Runs great! New tires and battery. $2000 OBO. ( 9 3 7 ) 2 7 2 - 4 2 7 7 (937)671-9794 2000 OLDSMOBILE Bravada, all power, new brakes, leather seats, sun roof, cold A/C, 6 CD player in console, asking $2975, call (937)332-0856 for info or to see 2001 LINCOLN Town car, excellent condition mechanical and body, 102,000 miles $4500. will consider reasonable offers. call (937)658-2764 anytime!

880 SUV’s 2006 HONDA Element Exp, 39,000 miles Automatic, 4x4, Metallic orange exterior, gray/ black interior, fog lights, 4 cylinder, very good condition, $15,995, (937)778-8671 or (937)570-8101

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2003 GMC Envoy LST, 4 WD, 4.2 V6, Loaded, clean, excellent condition, 3rd row seating, seats 7 $6500 OBO (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

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COVINGTON, 271 N. Main St., Thursday, Friday, Saturday, 8am-?, Moving Sale, Furniture, antique dressers, tables, lots of miscellaneous.

PIQUA, 203 Maryville Lane, Thursday & Friday, 9am-6pm, Saturday, 9am?, Huge multi family sale!, Bikes, craft items, coin books, infant-adult clothes, tools, insulated flexible duct, books, golf items, toys, shelves, Movies, lots of miscellaneous, new used and old items

PIQUA, 830 Covington Ave. Thursday & Friday 9am-5pm, Saturday 9am-2pm. Piqua Apostolic Church - HUGE SALE! New items added, Furniture, toys, household items, Clothes $1 a bag, Lots of miscellaneous

PIQUA, 1005 Nicklin, (in back alley), Saturday 9-3. Many boy and girls baby items and clothes, furniture, adult clothing, various tools, and more PIQUA, 1114 Madison Ave., Thursday, Friday 9am-5pm, Saturday 8am-11am, DVD's, dishwasher, small refrigerator, gas fireplace with mantle, dishes, books, clothes, holiday decorations, Atari, miscellaneous! PIQUA, 1308 W. High St. Friday, 9am-4pm & Saturday 9am-2pm. BRAND NEW/ BRAND NAME/ BARGAIN PRICES! Body wash, deodorant, hair care, cold medicine, toothpaste, razors, cosmetics, feminine care, air fresheners, cleaners, and more. PIQUA, 1318 Hillcrest Ave. Thursday, Friday & Saturday 9am-5pm. Western and other books, tools, band saw, router, belt sander, chairs, school and computer desks, office supplies, youth bed, childrens clothing, linens, Lots of miscellaneous PIQUA, 1323 Maplewood Dr., Thursday and Friday, 9am-5pm, Saturday 9amnoon, Pampered Chef, craft and art supplies, household items, clothes, Craftsman Radial arm saw, tools, Christmas decorations & Miscellaneous PIQUA, 20 Eagles Way, Saturday, August 18, 8am-2pm. Furniture, electronics, bicycles, household items, girl's clothing, shoes, jewelry, mobile car VCR, books, invisible dog fence, large tent, New Webkins, Lots of Barbies/ Clothing, something for everyone!

PIQUA, 3225 Sioux Drive, Thursday, Friday 8am-5pm and Saturday 8am-12pm Huge moving sale, antiques, glassware, lots of furniture, golf, yard, and camping equipment, albums, kitchen and many other household items PIQUA, 3241 Sioux Drive, 8/17-8/18, 9am-6pm. HUGE GARAGE SALE!!! Electronics, appliances, sporting goods, clothes, and miscellaneous goods. Also a motorcycle in great shape!

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PIQUA 900 Wilson Ave. Thursday August 16, Friday August 17th, Saturday August 18th 9-5. Multifamily sale! LOTS OF NICE CLOTHES!!! Girls 18mos-5, boys 4-10, juniors 00-15, ladies, mens, shoes, household items, some tools, books, toys, lots of Aeropostle, American Eagle, Hollister, etc, entertainment stand, TV, and more. Most items 50¢! SIDNEY, 1012 Evergreen Drive, Saturday only 8-1. Baby stuff, baby boys clothes 0-9mos, girls 2T, car seat, high chair, bouncers, swings, computer desk, cedar chest, vanity, and misses/womens clothes. TIPP CITY 4890 Rudy Road Saturday only 9am-5pm Moving sale yard tools, weed whacker, ladder, chest freezer, golf clubs, trampoline, girls bike, grill, riding mower, 2006 Chevy truck, 1995 Lumina, and miscellaneous

TROY, 1029 Stoney Ridge Ave., Friday 9am-5:30pm, Saturday 9am-noon, assorted tools, maple twin bed/ dresser, assorted furniture, hover round, treadmill, kitchen items, bath chair, men's clothing, old computer, drawing board, miscellaneous.

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Service&Business DIRECTORY

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


Sparkle Clean


Find it in

Classifieds that work

625 Construction

660 Home Services

For 75 Years


Small #Basements #Siding #Doors #Barns


or (937) 238-HOME

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



We Care!

655 Home Repair & Remodel



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Residential/Commercial Licensed & Insured

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Fully Insured Repairs • Cleaning • Gutter Guard


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

1-937-492-8897 665 Lawn, Garden, Landscaping


All Types of Interior/Exterior Construction & Maintenance

665 Lawn, Garden, Landscaping

A-1 Affordable

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



Roofing, Windows, Siding, Fire & Water Restoration

Providing Quality Service Since 1989

Amish Crew

A&E Home Services LLC

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

Smitty’s Lawn Care

Roofing • Drywall • Painting Plumbing • Remodels • Flooring

Concentration on Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Law for over 15 years

Free Consultation ~ Affordable Rates

937-620-4579 Call to find out what your options are today! I am a debt relief agency. I help people file for bankruptcy relief under the United States Bankruptcy Code. 2288138

937-418-8027 937-606-0202

Eric Jones, Owner

Insurance jobs welcome • FREE Estimates

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

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

Licensed Bonded-Insured


937.492.8003 • 937.726.2868


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$10 OFF Service Call until August 31, 2012 with this coupon

(937) 418-7361 • (937) 773-1213

937-773-4552 715 Blacktop/Cement

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655 Home Repair & Remodel

Residential Commercial Industrial

Total Home Improvement


Floors Siding Decks Doors Additions


Windows Painting Drywall Roofing Flooring

FREE Estimates Bonded & Insured





• Roofing • Windows • Kitchens • Sunrooms

• Spouting • Metal Roofing • Siding • Doors

• Baths • Awnings • Concrete • Additions



Piqua, Ohio 937-773-0637

Install - Repair Replace - Crack Fill Seal Coat


660 Home Services

725 Eldercare


Gutters • Doors • Remodel

25 Years Experience Registered & Insured FREE ESTIMATES




in Shelby County by Sidney Daily News Readers


Driveways Sidewalks Patios, Flat Work Etc.

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675 Pet Care


Roofing • Siding • Windows FREE ES AT ESTIM

New or Existing Install - Grade Compact

Free Estimates 2299164

Continental Contractors

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Don’t delay... call TODAY!

715 Blacktop/Cement

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



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Amy E. Walker, D.V.M. 937-418-5992 Mobile Veterinary Service Treating Dogs, Cats & Exotics

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

419.501.2323 or 888.313.9990 2301551

PROBATE COURT OF MIAMI COUNTY, OHIO W. McGREGOR DIXON, JR., JUDGE IN RE: CHANGE OF NAME OF CHARLES ROBERT LEVAN TO ROBERT CHARLES LE VAN JR. CASE NO. 85590 NOTICE OF HEARING ON CHANGE OF NAME Applicant hereby gives notice to all interested persons that the applicant has filed an Application for Change of Name in the Probate Court of Miami County, Ohio requesting the change of name of Charles Robert Levan to Robert Charles Le Van Jr The hearing on the application will be held on the 24th day of September, 2012 at 1 oʼclock P.M. in the Probate Court of Miami County, located at 201 West Main Street, Troy, Ohio 45373. Charles Robert Levan 1415 Forest Avenue Piqua, Ohio 45356 8/15/2012 2308141

Blankenship Stor-n-Lock 226 R.M. Davis Pky. Piqua, Ohio 45356


ALL YOUR ROOFING NEEDS: Seamless Gutters • Re-roofs • Siding• Tear Offs New Construction • Call for your FREE estimate 25 Year Experience - Licensed & Bonded Wind & Hail Damage - Insurance Approved

• Metal Roofing • Sales & Service • Standing Seam Snap Lock Panels

765-857-2623 765-509-0069



Gravel Hauled, Laid & Leveled Driveways & Parking Lots




670 Miscellaneous

Affordable Roofing & Home Improvements

645 Hauling

710 Roofing/Gutters/Siding


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

Bankruptcy Attorney Emily M. Greer, Esq.

All signs lead to you finding or selling what you want...




640 Financial


660 Home Services

660 Home Services


Any type of Construction: Roofing, remodeling, siding, add-ons, interior remodeling and cabintets, re-do old barns, new home construction, etc.


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

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




Erected Prices:

(419) 203-9409


Pole Barns-

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


1002 N. Main St. Sidney, Ohio 45365

Gutter & Service

30 Years experience!

Free Estimates • Fully Insured • 17 Years of Home Excellence

AK Construction


Tammy Welty (937)857-4222

Sullenberger Pest Control

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

(937) 339-1902


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

710 Roofing/Gutters/Siding

AMISH CREW Wants roofing, siding, windows,

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

Residential Commercial New Construction Bonded & Insured

(See Us For Do-It-Yourself Products) Since 1936


Cleaning Service

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

700 Painting



660 Home Services

Picture it Sold


600 - Services


Will Sell the personal items belonging to the following unless amount owed is paid in full prior to: 08/17/12. Tara S. Cruz, 10220 N. Co. Rd. 25A Lot 22, Piqua, Ohio 45356, Amount owed $440.44

Jennifer L. Murphy, 223 W. Keller St., Bradford, Ohio 45308, Amount owed $242.88 8/13, 8/15-2012


ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS City of Piqua Wayne Street Streetscape Project

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.

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

8/11, 8/15-2012 2307462




Wednesday, August 15, 2012


ALWAYS use the sidewalk when walking to and from school. If there is no sidewalk, walk facing traffic.


BE aware of the street traffic around you. Avoid wearing headphones while walking.

Covington Care Center


987 East Ash St. Piqua (937) 773-1225

CROSS in front of your ride, and make sure the driver sees you pass.



75 Mote Dr., Covington, OH


DON’T play in the street while waiting for your ride. Stay on the sidewalk.



3969 W. State Route 185, Piqua



HOLD onto the handrail when you are walking up and down stairs.


JAYWALKING is dangerous. Cross the street at crosswalks.

2575 Michigan Ave (SR 47) • Sidney MAKE sure to keep your hands to yourself at all times while on your way to school.

A personal experience.

A rewarding education.


IF you miss your ride, call a parent or guardian to drive you to school. Never ask a stranger!

Piqua • Troy • Tipp City

(937) 773-0752

308 LOONEY RD 937-778-9831






FACE forward and remain seated throughout the entire ride.

Sunrise Service 8:30am Worship 10:30am

GET ready five minutes before it is time to leave for school.


ENTER and exit the bus in a single-file line, letting younger students go first.

877-844-8385 Member FDIC

KEEP a safe distance between you and your ride while waiting for it to stop.



LOOSE drawstrings and objects should be secured, so they don’t get caught in doors.


1268 E. Ash St. • Piqua • 937-916-3036 Between Great Clips & McSports NEVER throw things in the car or out the window, and always keep your hands and arms inside.



OBEY your driver’s rules and regulations, so he or she can get you to school quickly and safely.

9030 Country Club Rd


100 N. Sunset Drive, Suite 2 & 3, Piqua, Ohio

(937) 778-8520 • PRACTICE good behavior. Don’t get talked into breaking the rules!

P Booher Chiropractic Center, Inc.

QUICKLY go to your seat when you enter the bus, and keep your feet and belongings out of the aisle.


Conrad B. Booher, D.C., D.M. Gregory S. Booher, D.C., D.A.B.C.O. Kent D. Booher, D.C. Scott D. Booher, D.C.

1760 W. High St.




STAY on the sidewalk, at least 10 feet from the road, while waiting for your ride.


TALK quietly on the way to school, so you don’t distract or annoy the driver.


14" Deluxe Pizza, 12" 1 Topping Pizza, One 2 Liter of Soda, 4 Deep Fried Brownie Bites




CJ's Carryout & Deli 937-778-9317 1601 Niklin Ave., Piqua


VACANT lots and buildings should be avoided on your walk to and from school.

1567 Garbry Rd., Piqua


WAIT for a signal from the driver before you cross the street.



REMEMBER to look to the right before you step off the bus. Careless drivers in a hurry may sometimes try to pass on the right.

I-75 to Exit 83 • PIQUA, OHIO 937-778-0830 • Fax: 937-778-1490

1-800-678-4188 USE emergency exits only in emergencies, and make sure not to block them.

U Greene Street Daycare & Preschool

415 W. Greene Street

Now Registering for Preschool Ages 3, 4, &5 for more info call


X MARKS railroad tracks. Be silent when a your ride comes to a railroad crossing, so the driver can hear if a train is coming.

XLopez, Severt & Pratt Co., L.P.A. 937-773-2721


YOUNG children should walk with their parents or an older sibling.

Z Servicing Piqua for over 30 years

Zzzz. Get a good night of sleep, so you can start each school day feeling refreshed.

700 S. Roosevelt, Piqua


18 E. Water St., Troy • 937.335.5658

Our friendly and concerned neighborhood service providers and merchants have joined together to bring you these important safety tips. Have a happy, healthy and safe school year.



Wednesday, August 15, 2012



Veronnika Hardin of Piqua, a member of the Ride On 4-H Club, won first place in horsemanship. STAFF PHOTO/LINDSAY NOCE

Rachel Davis, 13, of Conover, a member of the Boots and Saddles 4-H Club, won first place in horsemanship.



Shayla Lane, 14, Tipp City, a member of the Trojan Horse 4-H Club, won first place and Reserve Champion in Horsemanship.

Joey Schmelzer, 13, of Covington, a member of the Mounties 4-H Club, won Champion Horsemanship in the 12-13 year old age group.


Ashley Albright, 17, a member of the Boots and Saddles 4-H Club, won Champion Western Showmanship 16-18, Grand Champion Showmanship and was the overall champion, earning her the Doug Pence Trophy. Albright, of Covington, is the daughter of Jen and Todd Albright of Covington.

Claire Bim-Merle, 12, of Piqua, is part of STAFF PHOTO/LINDSAY NOCE the Boots and Saddles 4-H Club. She STAFF PHOTO/DAVID FONG Sarah Bondurant, 18 of Troy, a member of won Reserve Grand Champion Overall Alexis Cook, 10, a member of the Trojan the Lucky Horses 4-H Club, won Grand in Horsemanship and reserve champion 4-H Horse Club, was the Western Champion in Western Horsemanship. for 9-11 year-olds. Showmanship Champion for ages 9-11. She is the daughter of Doug and Teresa Cook of Tipp City.


Natural Color Ewe: Kodi Paulus, Ewe Lamb • Class 706 Southdown • Class 701 Hampshire Item 2 Ram Lamb: 1 Yearling Ewe: 1st Aizlyn Katelynn Wallace Swartz Item 5 Yearling Ewe: 1 Ewe Lamb: 1st Aizlyn Katelynn Wallace, 2 Swartz Katelynn Wallace Champion Hampshire Item 7 Ewe Lamb: 1 Ewe: Aizlyn Swartz, Katelynn Wallace, 2 Yearling Ewe Katelynn Wallace Reserve Champion Champion Southdown Hampshire: Ewe Aizlyn Ram: Katelynn Wallace, Swartz, Ewe Lamb Ram Lamb • Class 702 Shropshire Champion Southdown Ram Lamb: 1 Jake Ewe: Katelynn Wallace, Mingus, 2 Jake Mingus Yearling Ewe Yearling Ewe: 1 Jake Reserve Champion Mingus, 2 Jake Mingus Southdown Ewe: Katelynn Ewe Lamb: 1 Jake Wallace, Ewe Lamb Mingus, 2 Jake Mingus • Class 707 Corriedale Champion Shropshire Item 2 Ram Lamb 1 Ram: Jake Mingus, Ram Katelynn Wallace Lamb Item 5 Yearling Ewe: 1 Reserve Champion Katelynn Wallace, 2 Shropshire Ram: Jake Katelynn Wallace Item 7 Ewe Lamb: 1 Mingus, Ram Lamb Katelynn Wallace, 2 Champion Shropshire Ewe: Jake Mingus, Yearling Katelynn Wallace Champion Corriedale Ewe Ram: Katelynn Wallace, Reserve Champion Ram Lamb Shropshire Ewe: Jake Champion Corriedale Mingus, Ewe Lamb Ewe: Katelynn Wallace, • Class 703 Oxford Yearling Ewe Item 5 Yearling Ewe: 1 Reserve Champion Aizlyn Swartz Corriedale Ewe: Katelynn Champion Oxford Ewe: Aizlyn Swartz, Yearling Ewe Wallace, Yearling Ewe • Class 710 All Other • Class 704 Dorset Breeds (Meat) Item 1 Yearling Ram: 1 Item 2 Ram Lamb: 1 Kodi Paulus Jake Mingus Item 2 Ram Lamb: 1 Item 5 Yearling Ewe: 1 Kodi Paulus; 2 Aizlyn Jake Mingus; 2 Jake Mingus Swartz Item 7 Ewe Lamb: 1 Jake Item 5 Yearling Ewe: 1 Colin Hawes, 2 Kodi Paulus, Mingus; 2 Jake Mingus Champion All Other 3 Kamron Paulus, 4 Aizlyn Breeds (Meat) Ram: Jake Swartz, 5 Aizlyn Swartz Item 7 Ewe Lamb: 1 Kodi Mingus, Ram Lamb Champion All Other Paulus Breeds (Meat) Ewe: Jake Champion Dorset Ram: Mingus, Yearling Ewe Kodi Paulus, Yearling Ram Reserve Champion All Reserve Champion Other Breeds (Meat) Ewe: Dorset Ram: Kodi Paulus, Jake Mingus, Ewe Lamb Ram Lamb Supreme Champion Ram: Champion Dorset Ewe: Kodi Paulus, Dorset Colin Hawes, Yearling Ewe Reserve Supreme Reserve Champion Champion Ram: Kodi Dorset Ewe: Kodi Paulus, Paulus, Natural Color Yearling Ewe Supreme Champion Ewe: • Class 705 Natural Kodi Paulus, Natural Color Color Reserve Supreme Item 2 Ram Lamb: 2 Champion Ewe: Colin Kamron Paulus, 1 Kodi Hawes, Dorset Paulus Item 5 Yearling Ewe: 2 Market Lamb Kamron Paulus, 1 Kodi Paulus Sheep Show Item 7 Ewe Lamb: 2 Kamron Paulus, 1 Kodi Class 1 Paulus 1 Emily Sloan, West Champion Natural Color Milton Ram: Kodi Paulus, Ram Class 2 Lamb 1 Gavin Alexander, Reserve Champion Pleasant Hill; 2 Katie Natural Color Ram: Kamron Bodenmiller, Casstown; 3 Paulus, Ram Lamb Travis Sloan, West Milton; 4 Champion Natural Color Emily Sloan, West Milton; 5 Ewe Name Kodi Paulus, Cody Alexander, Pleasant Yearling Ewe Hill; and 6 Hanna Shafer, Covington. Reserve Champion

Class 3 1 Carly Gump. Fletcher; 2 Gavin Alexander. Pleasant Hill; 3 Kaitlyn Hawes. Piqua; 4 Allison Ingle. Covington; 5 Garrett Shafer. Covington; and 6 Allison Ingle. Covington. Class 4 1 Emily Johnson, Casstown; 2 Lindsay Brookhart, Tipp City; 3 Audrey Trick, Tipp City; 4 Katelynn Wallace, Casstown; 5 Kaitlyn Hawes, Piqua; 6 Travis Sloan, West Milton; 7 Allison Ingle, Covington; 8 Cassandra Ingle, Covington; 9 Cassandra Ingle, Covington; and 10 Jake Mingus, Tipp City. Class 5 1 Kaitlyn Thompson, Troy; 2 Olivia Westfall, Troy; 3 Kaitlyn Thompson, Troy; 4 Lindsay Brookhart, Tipp City; 5 Maddy Taylor, Troy; 6 Lauren Wright, Fletcher; 7 Rebekah Eidemiller, Fletcher; and 8 Gavin Alexander, Pleasant Hill. Class 6 1 Colin Gump, Fletcher; 2 Katie Bodenmiller, Casstown; 3 Cadence Gross, Casstown; 4 Kaitlyn Hawes, Piqua; 5 Colin Hawes, Piqua; 6 Olivia Edgell, Fletcher; and 7 Jake Mingus, Tipp City. Class 7 1 Emily Johnson, Casstown; 2 Kassidy Thompson, Troy; 3 Kaitlyn Thompson, Troy; 4 Andrew Dilts, Troy; 5 Olivia Westfall, Troy; 6 Carly Gump, Fletcher; 7 Jakob Brunke, Casstown; 8 Rebekah Eidemiller, Fletcher; and 9 Aizlyn Swartz, Covington. Class 8 1 Emily Johnson, Casstown; 2 Carly Gump, Fletcher; 3 Lindsay Brookhart, Tipp City; 4 Christine Moser, Troy; 5 Courtney Magoto, Troy; and 6 Colin Hawes, Piqua. Class 9 1 Colin Gump, Fletcher; 2 Meagan McKinney, Troy; 3 Lauren Wright, Fletcher; 4 Olivia Westfall, Troy; 5 Stephanie Fetters, Laura; 6 Colin Hawes. Piqua; and 7 Jake Mingus, Tipp City. Class 10 1 Colin Gump, Fletcher; 2 Christine Moser, Troy; 3 Cadence Gross, Casstown; 4 Courtney Magoto, Troy; 5 Maddy Taylor, Troy; 6 Courtney Magoto, Troy; 7 Stephanie Fetters Laura; and 8 Aizlyn Swartz, Covington. Grand Champion: Colin Gump Reserve Champion: Emily Johnson


Zane Drake, 12, a member of the Lucky Horseshoes 4-H Club, was the Novice Showmanship Champion. He is the son of Jeremy and Rachel Drake of Troy.


Erin Gilbert, 15, a member of the Ride On 4-H Club, won first place in 14-15 Showmanship and was the 14-15 Showmanship Champion. She is the daughter of Rick and Dianna Gilbert of Bethel Township.


Haylie Jackson, 9, a member of the Mane Express 4-H Club, won first place in the Halter 9-11 competition. She is the daughter of Lacey Jackson of Covington.

Victoria Hager, 12, a member of the Galloping Gauchos 4-H Club, was the Western Showmanship 12-13 Champion and Western Showmanship 12-13 Grand Champion. She is the daughter of Chris and Jodie Hager of New Carlisle.


Katelin Nealeigh, 18, of the Trojan Horse 4-H Club, was Reserve Champion 16-18 and Reserve Grand Champion Western Showmanship. She is the daughter of Mick and Darla Nealeigh of Union.

Lisa Nealeigh, 14, of the Trojan Horse 4H Club, won first place in Western Showmanship 14-15 and was Reserve Champion in Western Showmanship 1415. She is the daughter of Mick and Darla Neighleigh of West Milton.



Jena Stewart, 15, of Troy, a member of the Lucky Horses 4-H Club, won Champion for Horsemanship for 14-15 year-olds.

Jessica Albaugh, 14, of Laura, a member of the Trojan Horse 4-H Club, won Grand Champion Easy Gaited Western Horsemanship.

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Food_JR - 4-H Food and Nutrition Revue Juniors (ages 13 and younger), first place, Caitlyn Cusick, second place, Kristy Romie, third place, Lauren Hebert, and fourth place, Makayla Picker.

Food_SR - 4-H Food and Nutrition Revue Seniors (ages 14 and older) Allison Ingle won first place.


4-H Miscellaneous Revue Seniors (ages 14 and older), first place, Kayla Broughton, second place, Amanda Frazier, third place, McKenzie Pruitt, fourth place, Derek Gaier, fifth place, Louis Gaier, sixth place, Bailey Dornbusch, and Honorable Mention, Emily Snyder. PHOTO BY JAMES E. MAHAN

Keagan Carsey, 11, son of and Casandra Ryan Carsey of Troy. Carsey won Reserve Grand Champion Goat Dairy Doe. He is a member of the Indian Creek 4-H Club.


4-H Miscellaneous Revue Juniors (ages 13 and younger), first place, Hanna Shafer, second place, Hope Shiltz.


Brodi Voight, 11, daughter of Dan and Stacey Voight of Tipp City, Ohio. Voight won the Division 1 Grand and Reserve Champion Market Goat. She was also the winner of the Junior Showmanship contest and was Showman of Showmen for goats. Voight is a member of the Hoofin It 4-H Club.


4-H Clothing Revue Juniors (ages 13 and younger), first place, Kati Runner, second place, Lillian Cusick, third place, Caitlyn Cusick, fourth place, Katie Robinson, fifth place, Lindsey Yingst, and sixth place, Allison Freisthler.


Emma Eichenauer, 15, daughter of Rob and Susan Eichenauer of Vandalia. Eichenauer was named Intermediate Showman champion and Showman of Showmen for poultry. She is a member of the Milton Union Footprints club.


Connor Maxson, 5, son of Scott and Katrina Maxson of Conover. Maxson was awarded Reserve Champion PeeWee Showman for hogs in the 4 year old division.


4-H Clothing Revue Senior (ages 14 and older), first place, Cassandra Ingle, second place, Caroline Elsass-Smith, third place, Elizabeth Adams, fourth place, Allison Ingle, fifth place, Victoria King, and sixth place, Kelsey Dornbusch.


Garrett Shafer, 16, son of Carl and Melissa Shafer of Covington. Shafer won Reserve Grand Champion Pen of Meat Chickens. He is a member of the Ears to Tails 4-H Club. Blake Magoto, 14, son of Bryan and Lisa Magoto of Piqua. Magoto won Grand Champion Market Goat and Div-3 Grand Champion Market Goat. He is a member of SpringCreek Livestock. PROVIDED PHOTO

The Grand Champion Born and Raised Gilt, as well as the Grand Champion Market Gilt (same pig won both titles), was shown by Asher, 7, and Elyza Long, 5, of Covington, the children of Josh and Libby Long. Shows were held on Friday and Saturday.



Savannah Holzen, 10, daughter of Tim and Sharon Holzen of Troy. Holzen won Reserve Grand Champion Market Goat and Division 4 Champion Market Goat. She is a member of Elizabeth Livestock Club.


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