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Piqua tennis tournament set PIQUA — The Piqua City Open Tennis Tournament will be held over Labor Day weekend, Sept. 1-3. Tournaments will be held for both men’s and women’s singles and doubles with events in the open division, and 35 and over, as well as men’s 50 and over, and 62 and over. There will also be mixed doubles in the open category. Entry forms are available at Schroeder Tennis Center or may be downloaded from the city of Piqua web page at (click on “Piqua City … Entry Form” at the bottom of the home page). All entry forms must be received no later than Monday, Aug. 27. For more information, call the tournament coordinator at (937) 875-5540.

BY WILL E SANDERS Staff Writer PIQUA — Ned Etter thought he was doing the right thing. When his grandson, Paul, called him July 25 informing him he had been in an automobile accident in Athens, Greece, and needed money, Etter obliged and sent him $4,000. On the next day, Etter, 84, received another call from Paul, who asked for an additional $4,800 with honeyed words and promises of, “I love you grandpa!” On the third day he got another call asking for $5,000, however, Etter grew suspicious and asked his grandson, “Where are FOR PHOTO REPRINTS, GO TO WWW.DAILYCALL.COM MIKE ULLERY/STAFF PHOTO you working at now?” Mitchell Finkes, 4, of Troy, works to get a full pull during the Kiddie Tractor Pull Paul didn’t answer. event, sponsored by Unity National Bank, on Wednesday. “I asked him a second question,” Etter said. “He

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Buyers turn out to support youth at fair BY MELANIE YINGST Ohio Community Media TROY — Sold! Four records were broken at the annual Miami County Fair’s Sale of Champions as bids flew back and forth throughout the sale arena Wednesday night. Of those records broken, both Grand and Reserve

Champion Tom Turkeys will have a new sign up on the record board next year. Grand Champion Tom Turkey, exhibited by Cadence Gross, daughter of

Matt and Amanda Gross, of Casstown, went for $2,200. The following buyers bought Gross’ Tom Turkey: Heritage Cooperative, Fletcher; Gordon Murphy Orthodontics of Troy; Steve Zell Farm Equipment of Casstown; Excellence in Dentistry — Drs. Bently, Stevens and Jones; Miami Valley Feed and Grain Co. of New Carlisle; Schirbyz Party Rental of Piqua; and High Output Genetics of Casstown and Francis Furniture of Troy. Reserve Grand Tom

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Turkey also broke a record for $1,600 and was exhibited by Whitley Gross, daughter of Matt and Amanda Gross, of Casstown. The buyers included: Heritage Cooperative, Fletcher;Gordon Murphy Orthodontics of Troy; Excellence in Dentistry — Drs. Bentley, Stevens and Jones; Steve Zell Farm Equipment of Casstown; Miami Valley Feed and Grain Co. of New Carlisle; Erwin Chrysler-Dodge-Jeep of Troy; Winco Industries

MIAMI COUNTY — From tragedy came a lifetime of happiness for one county couple. Roger and Glenna Rasor — the longest married couple to attend the Miami County Fair’s annual golden anniversary photo on Wednesday — first met after Glenna’s childhood home burned down near Nashville and Roger, his father and a brother came to rebuild. Glenna, in high school at the time, said although they never spoke during that summer, when fair time came, Roger approached her and asked if he could give her a ride home. And, so begins their love story of more than 68 years. After dating for two years, while Roger was serving in the Air Force during World War II, the couple married where he

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didn’t answer. He called me grandpa and said ‘I love you grandpa’ six or eight times. … He said it just as natural and normal as you could get.” Etter wasn’t talking to his grandson Paul. He was speaking with a man purporting to be his grandson, a man who was running an international scam and walked off with approximately $9,000. Etter will never see the money again. It’s a crime that’s alltoo-common these days where scam artists prey upon the elderly. In actuality, Etter’s grandson Paul wasn’t even in Athens at the time of the calls last month. Paul was in Covington. Etter said when he was first called the man pretending to be Paul claimed he was involved in a car wreck where he hit a guardrail and took out a lamp post. After making a police report and contacting several agencies in an attempt to get his money back Etter learned there


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Louise C. Allen TROY — Louise C. Allen, 79, of Troy, passed away at 3:10 p.m. Tuesd a y , A u g . 1 4 , 2012, a t Miami Va l l e y Hospit a l , D a y t o n , after a ALLEN brief illness. She was born May 13, 1933, in Piqua, to the late John Jr. and Clara (Whetstone) Ketzel. Her husband of 50 years, Roger J. Allen, preceded her in death Feb. 15, 2005. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Debra and Tom Macy of Pleasant Hill; son, Michael Allen of Troy; four grandchildren, Jennifer and Ron Miller of Piqua, Emily and Chad Martin of Covington, Robert Allen of Troy and Aimee Allen of Troy; four great-grandchildren, Tristan Tidwell, Corbin Miller, Veronica Miller and Ethan Martin; a brother, Charles Ketzel of Orlando, Fla.; and a sister, Alice Schnorr of Indianapolis, Ind. In addition to her parents and her husband, Mrs. Allen was preceded in death by two sisters,

Shirley Cooper and Ruth Chambers; and one brother, Jackie Ketzel. Mrs. Allen attended the First United Methodist Church of Troy. She also volunteered at the Upper Valley Medical Center from 1988-2008, accumulating more than 2,600 volunteer hours. Over the years she worked at Fabrific Fabrics in Troy, Elder Beerman in Piqua and The Pharm in Troy. Mrs. Allen liked to craft and quilt as well as spending time with her family and classmates of 60 years. She was a 1952 graduate of Piqua high school. She also loved her favorite baseball team, the Cincinnati Reds. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at Baird Funeral Home, Troy, with Pastor Johnathan Newman officiating. Interment will follow in Forest Hills Memorial Gardens, Vandalia. Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Piqua High School, 1 Indian Trail, Piqua, OH 45356 or Hospice of Miami County, P.O. Box 502, Troy, OH 45373. Friends may express condolences to the family through

Wilma Jean Hedrick (Robbins) TROY — Wilma Jean Hedrick (Robbins) passed away surrounded by her beloved family Tuesday, Aug. 14 2012, at Upper Va l l e y Medical Center. She is s u r HEDRICK vived by her loving husband of 48 years, John Alan Hedrick. She was born June 29, 1931, in Pontiac, Ill. She also is survived by her son, Steve Adams and wife Kathy; a daughter, Laura O’Toole and son-inlaw, Bryan; stepsons, John Hedrick Jr. and his wife Becky and David Hedrick and his wife Kathy; grandchildren, Ben and Colleen Adams, James and Rachel Farris, Jacob and Tamara O’Toole, Luke O’Toole, Sarah O’Toole, Matt and Andy Hedrick, and Dan and Alex Hedrick. Jean also was blessed with seven great-grandchil-

dren, Macy and Dylan Adams, Quinton and Caleb Farris and Arielle, Lauren and Elliott O’Toole. She was preceded in death by her mother Vivian Dawson and her great-grandson, Dallas Star O’Toole. Jean was a homemaker and did in-home nursing care including caring for her mother Vivian for 14 years. She spent many years serving her community through her volunteer work at the Salvation Army, Chuck Help-aFamily and supported the Vietnam Veterans organization. She was a literacy advocate and avid reader. Service will be 2:30 p.m. Friday at Fisher-Cheney Funeral Home, Troy with Pastor Chris Doum of True Life Community officiating. Visitation will be from 12:30–2:30 p.m. at the funeral home on Friday. Interment will be in Miami Memorial Park, Covington. Condolences may be left for the family at

Ida Penny COVINGTON — Ida Penny, 84, of Laura, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2012, at Covington Care Center. She was born Feb. 20, 1928, in Lawrenceburg, Ky., to Robert and Rebecca (Scarberry) Hickman. Ida will be missed and remembered by her loving husband, Bernard “Shorty” Penny; daughters and son-in-law, Cindy Penny of Greenville and Sandy and Gene Bridenbaugh of Laura; grandchildren, Chris Penny of Greenville, Debie and Jeff English of Ludlow Falls and Tami and Dwayne Petty of Missouri; great-

grandchildren, Alivia English of Ludlow Falls, Brian English of Ludlow Falls, Ashley Petty of Missouri and Josh Petty of Missouri; great-greatgrandson, Conner Glidewell. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Jackson-Sarver Funeral Home, 1 S. Main St., Pleasant Hill. Interment will follow at Pleasant Hill Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 9-11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family would prefer contributions be made to the American Heart Association. Online mem

Death notices CONOVER — Sandra Sue Herider, 70, 11312 Carysville Road, Conover, died Saturday, Aug. 11, 2012, at Kindred Hospital in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday at Holy Angels Catholic Church in Sidney with the Rev. Fr. Dan Schmitmeyer. Burial will follow at Rosedale Cemetery, Carysville. Salm-McGill and Tangeman Funeral Home in Sidney is handling the funeral arrangements. PIQUA — Margaret D. Ault, 79, of Piqua, died at 9:15 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2012, at the Upper Valley Medical Center. Funeral arrangements are pending through the Jamieson & Yannucci Funeral Home.



Ryan: We will win this debate Vice presidential candidate makes first campaign stop in Ohio BY STEVE PEOPLES Associated Press OXFORD — Facing what is emerging as a defining issue, Mitt Romney running mate Paul Ryan on Wednesday invited debate over his controversial proposal to overhaul Medicare and predicted the GOP would win the argument. “We want this debate. We need this debate. And we will win this debate,” Ryan told hundreds of supporters gathered on the campus of his alma mater, Ohio’s Miami University. Romney named Ryan, a seven-term Wisconsin congressman, as his running mate on Saturday. Since then, Democrats have pounced on the plan he authored as House Budget Committee chairman to transform the popular health care system for seniors. Over the past week, however, Ryan did not directly address the intensi-


Vice presidential candidate Rep Paul Ryan, R-Wis., talks to supporters at a rally on the campus of Miami University in Oxford on Wednesday. fying criticism or even simply say the word “Medicare” during multiple campaign stops across six states. He addressed the issue in a handful of media interviews, but he avoided it while facing voters. That changed Wednes-

day, the same day President Barack Obama weighed in as well. Obama told an Iowa audience that he strengthened Medicare, despite charges from the Romney campaign that the president actually weakened the law by cutting more

than $716 billion from the program as part of his health care overhaul. But Ryan said that Obama had “raided” the program. It was the same charge that Romney had levied earlier in the day during a campaign stop in North Carolina. Neither man mentioned that Ryan’s congressional budget proposal includes the same savings, which are supposed to be realized through lower medical payments and great efficiencies in the program. In an election expected to hinge on the nation’s struggling economy, Ryan’s selection has thrust Medicare into the forefront of the debate. The program serves tens of millions of seniors. The issue may be particularly significant in swing states that have large elderly populations, Florida, Iowa and Pennsylvania among them. The Romney campaign argues that major changes are needed to save the program for future generations, while Obama charged Wednesday that the Republican plan “ends Medicare as we know it.”

Couple Continued from page 1A was stationed in Macon, Ga., on Oct. 23, 1943. The couple returned to the Tipp City area and raised a family that includes three sons, Bruce, Gary and Tim; six grandchildren; and one greatgrandchild. Roger — who celebrated his 90th birthday this year with a three weekend celebration — retired from the construction business and Glenna from Dolly Toy, Tipp City. The couple attribute staying active and believing in the sanctity of marriage to their longevity. Glenna said they are members of two music clubs. He plays the guitar and harmonica and she the violin and piano-accordion. They also have spent their lives polka and square dancing together. “We just believed in the wedding vows, ”till death do us part,” Glenna said, smiling at her spouse. Roger, whose father Daniel Rasor was on the crew that built the grandstand that remains today, said he took the advice of a favorite musician. “Like Glenn Campbell said, he said he knows



Glenna and Roger Rasor of Tipp City visit at the Miami County Fair on Wednesday following the annual golden anniversary photo. The couple found love at the fair and have spent the last 68 years sharing their lives together. For the golden anniversary photo or county couples married more than 50 years, see Page 8B. who to get along with women, just give them their way,” he said, jokingly. “But, we’ve enjoyed each other through the

years.” The couple continue to travel and have been to every state, and Alaska twice. They plan to spend

their 69th wedding anniversary in Wisconsin with family. And, just keep creating beautiful music together.

(Jenni),” Kirby said after the sale. Savannah Holzen’s name will be up on the record board next year for her Reserve Grand Champion Market Goat which brought $2,200. Holzen, daughter of Tim and Sharon Holzen, of Troy, had the following buyers purchase her market goat: Accurate Construction Equipment Repair (ACER) of West Milton, Vandalia Rental of Vandalia and Scott Construction of Tipp City. by international scam Kaitlyn Thompson, artists. daughter of Dave and “I want to keep other Tammy Thompson of Troy, people from getting broke the record of Reserve ripped off,” he said.

Grand Champion Pen of Two Market Lambs. Paul Sherry Chrysler — Dodge — Jeep RV, Car and Credit of Piqua broke the record for $1,700. More than 279 registered buyers and businesses were on hand at the annual Sale of Champions Wednesday. The Miami County Junior Fair continues today at 9 a.m. at the swine arena with the market barrow sale. The remaining information about the Sale of Champions was not completed at deadline. The Daily Call will publish the remaining results in Friday’s edition

Sale Continued from page 1A Inc., of Tipp City; and High Output Genetics of Casstown. It was the first year to show a tom turkey in 4-H for 9-year-old Cadence Gross with her champion turkey. “It was fun because this is my first year and it was fun showing everything,” Gross said before the bids

Scammed Continued from page 1A was nothing he could do and no justice he can seek. “They all said there was nothing I could do,” Etter said. He found out a short time later that Paul’s other set of grandparents also received a similar call in June but didn’t send money. Etter said he decided to come forward with his story because he hopes he can help other senior citizens from getting bilked

for her project broke the record. Kenny Kirby, of Schirbyz Party Rental, bid on both grand and reserve tom turkeys exhibited by the Gross sisters. Kirby said he was more than happy to give back to the community at the annual 4-H sale. “I was in 4-H for 11 years and it’s a nice to be able to give back to the community with my wife

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County to recycle electronic items MIAMI COUNTY — The Miami County Solid Waste District will be having an electronics recycling drop off for residents on Saturday, Sept. 8. This free event will be held at the

Miami County Sanitary Engineering Building at 2200 N. County Road 25-A in Troy. The hours of the event are from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Call the district at 440-3488 before the event to register. Registration also may be done through Instead of landfilling

your electronics, you can recycle them through this program. This is a free drop-off event. Items taken include computers, CPUs, monitors, DVD players, VCRs, cell phones, laptops, miscellaneous computer equipment and televisions (restricted to a 30 inch screen or less).

Goodwill/Easter Seals Miami Valley is the vendor for this event. For questions about this event or other recycling and proper disposal methods, go to or call Sanitary Engineering from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday at 440-3488.

Cool temps in weekend forecast Expect a quick warm-up today. The warmth won’t last long. Another unseasonably strong cold front heads our way tonight returning the chance of rain tonight and early Friday. Behind the front, it will feel like fall again this weekend. High: 88 Low: 62.



Darke County genealogy workshop set GREENVILLE — The Darke County Genealogical Society Inc. will host a Fall Genealogy Workshop on Saturday, Oct. 27 at the Garst Museum’s Lowell Thomas meeting room, with registration beginning at 8:30 a.m. The featured speaker will be Peggy Clemens Lauritzen, AG, a nationally-known speaker who

has made presentations at the 2008 and 2011 Brigham Young University conference on Family History and Genealogy and the 2007 ICAPGen Conference at BYU, both in Provo, Utah; the 19982009 and 2012 OGS annual conference; and the 19999 OGS Summer Workshop in Mansfield. Topics to be covered at

the Fall Genealogy Workshop include American’s Forgotten War —the War of 1812; following the money using tax records; into the migration Shenandoah Valley of Virginia; and German migration into the Ohio. Participants are asked to pack their lunch. Drinks and desserts will be provided.

Pre-registration is $15 prior to Oct. 17. Registration at the door is $20. Make checks payable to the Darke County Genealogy Society and mail to Brenda Arnett, 5745 Dull Road, Arcanum, OH 45304. For more information, call 937-692-6511 or email g a r s t a d m i n @ e m b a r

FFA Scholarships CASSTOWN — The FFA Alumni Chapter recently recognized graduates of Miami East High School who had been enrolled in Agricultural Education and members of the FFA Chapter. In order to qualify for the scholarship, the applicants completed an essay on “The Benefits of Agricultural Educationâ€? and been active in the FFA Chapter for four years. Each recipient received a cash scholarship to be used for their further education. • Amanda Bartel is the daughter of Mark and Pam Bartel. During her four years of involvement she has participated in Food Science, Horse Judging, and attended the State and National FFA Conventions. During her years of agricultural education Amanda overcame one of her fears by learning how to speak in front of a large group through learning the FFA Creed and serving as a chapter officer. • Jacob Eidemiller is the son of LaDonna Mays and Eric Eidemiller. He earned his State FFA Degree and participated in the Agricultural Sales Contest and Food Science. He shared that he learned how to use hard work and leadership skills in his life beyond the classroom. He also enjoyed competing against other schools and demonstrating the knowledge he gained through agricultural education. • Angelina Henger is the daughter of Don and Lori Henger. She served as a chapter officer, competed in public speaking, and helped give chapter presentations at the State FFA Convention. Angelina gained confidence in her speaking ability and is now able to speak before large crowds. She also enjoyed attending the conventions and meeting FFA members from across the country. • Meagan McKinney is the daughter of Ryan McKinney and Angela Dilts. She has served as a chapter officer, participated in public speaking and earned her State FFA Degree. She learned skills that she will use in her future career as a nurse. She learned how to manage her time and work as a team through serving as a chapter officer and being involved in many chapter committees. • Ryan Miller is the son of Blane Miller and Amy Miller. He attended the National FFA Covention, sold fruit as part of the chapter’s fundraiser, and helped with the chapter’s annual Ag Day. Ryan enjoyed learning about the different soils types that exist in the state and how to classify soil. He also liked learning about how agricultural cooperatives

function for the benefit of its members. • Brooke North is the daughter of Chris and Kris North. Brooke participated in selling fruit, general livestock judging, and attending chapter leadership events. She learned that agriculture is more than just farming. She shared that because farmers produce a safe and wholesome food supply our society has the nutrition it needs. • Danielle Sands is the daughter of John and LaDonna Sands. She competed in the General Livestock Judging and helped design the chapter’s scrapbook. She shared that during her years of agricultural education she learned valuable skills necessary to obtain and secure a job. She also shared that she really enjoyed serving as a chapter officer because she learned how to get along with others. • Heather Skaggs is the daughter of Cindy Skaggs. Heather attended the



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State and National FFA Conventions, she was a four year member of the State FFA Choir and attended FFA camp for four years. She benefited from agricultural education by learning skills necessary in the real world. She learned about the diversity of agriculture from meat consumption to species of plants. • Samantha Wimmer is the daughter of David Wimmer Jr. and Jennifer Lee-Brown. She attended the Farm Safety Day event, Ag Day for elementary students, and Ag Tutoring program with a first-grade teacher. Samantha benefitted from agricultural education by the lessons taught, including soils and animal science. She shared that she is now more aware the activities taking place in the farm fields around her. • Aliyah Wright is the daughter of Jerrod and Nikki Wright. She has participated in FFA Camp, general livestock judging, and Project

WILD. She says that she has become more aware of the food grown around her. She says she feels more confident in the terms used in livestock production and appreciates how to construct a financial budget. The Miami East FFA Alumni was able to provide these scholarship recipients with monies because of the generous donations and support of community members through such projects as the Longaberger Basket Bingo in January and the Silent Auction at the Chapter Banquet in April. They look forward to supporting all Agricultural Education students in their participation in learning about the diversity of the agriculture industry.

PIQUA — The NTO Club will meet for breadfast, bingo and door prizes at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 28, in the party room at the Piqua Senior Apartments. Enter through the back, on Walker Street. The event is sponsored by Amedisys Home Health Care, Brumbaugh Law Firm, Comfort Keepers, Goodwill Easter Seals Adult Day, Lincare, and Sterling House.

School news PIQUA — The first day of school for Piqua City Schools is Tuesday, Aug. 21. Open House will be held Monday, Aug. 20 for grades K-6 as follows: • Bennett Intermediate, 6-7 p.m. • Washington Intermediate, 5-6:30 p.m. • Wilder Intermediate, 5:45-6:45 p.m. • Favorite Hill Primary, 4:30-6 p.m. • High Street Primary, 4:30-6 p.m. • Springcreek Primary, 4-6 p.m. •Nicklin Learning Center, 5:30-8 p.m.

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For sale: Ohio now at reduced price Commentary I Romney veep pick upends conversation M n the first two years of John Kasich’s four-year term as governor of Ohio, he has proposed the sale or transfer of Ohio assets as a way to plug an $8 billion gap in his first Ohio Budget. In 2011, five state prisons were marketed “for sale” and one was actually sold, the Lake Erie Correctional Institution in Ashtabula County. Not that a prison is a highly sought after asset, but for corporations that own and operate them, these are cash cows. The governor has proposed the sale or lease of the Ohio Turnpike. Fortunately, this transaction has not happened — yet. But it looms out there as an agenda item for the second half of his term as governor when he faces his second biennial budget. The Northeast Ohio Areawide Coordinating Agency, an agency composed of governments in the northeastern part of this state, is opposed to the sale or lease of this state treasure. Let’s hope their reason prevails and this transaction never occurs. The most short sighted action taken by Governor Kasich and the Republican-controlled state legislature was the shifting of control of profits from the state’s wholesale liquor operation to a privately run job creation agency called JobsOhio. Here we have two really bad ideas coming together to create one colossal bad idea. Bad Idea No. 1 was to create JobsOhio to replace the Ohio Department of Development. Rather than simply change the way the department of development operated, something Kasich could easily have done with the Republican controlled legislature (That includes Mr. (Richard) Adams and Mr. (Bill) Beagle) in his pocket, he choose instead to go outside of state governDAVE FISHER ment and create a nonprofit Guest Columnist corporation. According to the JobsOhio website, “JobsOhio is a private, nonprofit corporation guided by a businessminded Governor and a highly accomplished board of directors, designed to lead Ohio’s job-creation efforts by singularly focusing on attracting and retaining jobs, with an emphasis on strategic industry sectors. Using a private-sector approach, JobsOhio speaks the language of business, enabling Ohio to be more nimble, flexible and competitive in its economic development efforts.” Did you catch the parts about “guided by a businessminded governor” and “using a private-sector approach?” The governor runs this corporation with the purpose to invest in private and public for profit corporations that intend to create jobs here in Ohio. How will JobsOhio fund these investments and itself? The answer is Bad Idea No. 2: Shift control of profits from the state’s wholesale liquor operation to this private nonprofit job creation corporation for the next 25 years. Here is the deal. JobsOhio pays the state $1.4 billion up front funded by money JobsOhio will raise from the sale of bonds backed by future liquor sales. JobsOhio will use the liquor proceeds for the next 25 years to make loans to companies using some unknown criteria with the goal to create jobs in Ohio. The liquor proceeds will also cover JobsOhio own operating expenses and repay the $1.4 billion sale of bonds JobsOhio issued to obtain the $19 billion of future liquor proceeds. By the way, liquor proceeds in 2011 were $794 million. That’s right, the state gives up a stream of revenue of approximating $800 million a year for the next 25 years, approximately $19 billion plus to receive $1.4 billion today. This means for the next 25 years, Ohio liquor profits will be diverted to fund a nonprofit corporation that is “more nimble, flexible and competitive in its economic development efforts.” Translated, this means JobsOhio can attract and fund companies to establish operations here in Ohio without any public accountability, oversight or say. In short, JobsOhio can and will function like a private equity or a venture capital firm. That’s the “nimble and flexible” part. Keep in mind, JobsOhio investments in companies will be in addition to any tax credits and abatements these same organizations will apply for and receive from local governments and school districts. Job creation and retention should be the No. 1 priority of any governor. With $800 million a year to invest, with little to no accountability, what could possibly go wrong? Maybe this governor could invest it in coins and baseball cards. That’s never been done.

structive echoes from 1988 itt Romney is a very and 2008 in this developconventional Repubment. lican of a very differAlmost a quarter century ent age. He has roots in ago, Vice President George 1960s Republican orthodoxy. H.W. Bush sought to give a His personal style, if not his youthful tint to his campolitical instincts, is deeply paign against Gov. Michael conservative. He respects auS. Dukakis of Massachusetts thority, precedent and history. DAVID SHRIBMAN by selecting Sen. Dan Quayle of Indiana as his But had he decided to run Columnist running mate. At 41, Quayle a conventional Republican was a year younger than challenge against President Barack Obama this fall, he would have Ryan but less at the center of the Reaganflown Saturday to San Diego and an- era GOP debate than Ryan is now. Four years ago, Sen. John McCain of nounced the identity of his running mate — someone like Ohio Sen. Rob Portman, Arizona, who was less conventional than all reasonableness and Ivy League, but Romney, nonetheless sought to change not Wall Street nor Tea Party — on the the dynamic and the nature of the political discourse by choosing a young, attracUSS Midway. Instead, Romney flew east, to Virginia, tive darling of the right. That choice, Gov. an important swing state, and stood be- Sarah Palin of Alaska, was disastrous, as fore the USS Wisconsin and announced the self-proclaimed maverick soon bethat he had selected Rep. Paul Ryan of came a rogue campaigner and swiftly disWisconsin, the intellectual wunderkind of played her unreadiness and unsuitability the new conservatism. Ryan is no midway for national office. Romney acted Saturday out of the selection. He is, to choose a redolent phrase from another era, a choice, not an same impulse but chose a running mate of substantially different character, expeecho. That was the phrase used to describe rience and outlook. Like Palin, he is young Sen. Barry Goldwater in 1964 — a con- and appealing, representing what John servative choice and not an echo of the Kennedy would have called a new generRepublican mainstream that had pro- ation of leadership. Ryan is a fresh face to duced two doomed candidacies by Gov. the vast majority of Americans who don’t Thomas E. Dewey of New York and one by watch the Sunday interview shows or Vice President Richard Nixon of Califor- read conservative blogs. But along with his new ideas, symbolnia. Today, no one suggests that Ryan is a ized by his budget proposals heavy on Goldwater figure, nor that the new Rom- overhauling entitlements, Ryan brings ney-Ryan ticket is headed toward losing real Washington experience and a heavy 44 states the way Goldwater did nearly a Capitol credential: his tenure as chairhalf century ago. Romney is a far stronger man of the House Budget Committee. Recandidate than Goldwater, his incumbent publicans and Democrats alike agree that rival is far weaker than Lyndon B. John- Ryan’s 2010 budget plan would have, in son was only 11 months after the assassi- the phrase Democrats used to disparage nation of John F. Kennedy, and his it, changed Medicare as we know it. This running mate, Ryan, the first House is a brave choice that offers a glimpse of member to join a GOP ticket since Gold- the map Romney has chosen for the fall. First, of course, he intends to contest water chose the almost unknown William Miller of Lockport, N.Y., is far more ac- Wisconsin, where Obama defeated Mccomplished and far more visible than Cain by 14 percentage points in 2008 but Miller. Indeed, when Goldwater com- a place that has become a savage political pleted his acceptance speech in the Cow battleground after the election two years Palace in the summer of 1964, a political ago of Gov. Scott Walker, who himself decommentator, astonished at a speech that parted from Wisconsin Republican orthodeplored moderation in the defense of lib- doxy by mounting a fight against state erty, said, “My gosh, he’s going to run as workers and their union. In a close race, the state’s 10 electoral votes could be cruBarry Goldwater.” Romney’s selection of Ryan does not cial, if not deciding. But Romney also has determined that suggest that the former Massachusetts governor is going to run as Barry Gold- a conventional race against an incumbent, water, but it sure suggests he is not going which might mean running simply as the to run as the Mitt Romney who ran a spir- candidate who is not Obama, will not do ited but unsuccessful challenge to Sen. this time around, not with Obama assailEdward M. Kennedy in 1994, nor as the ing Romney and his business record. InMitt Romney who governed Massachu- stead, with Ryan on the ticket, the setts from 2003 to 2007, when he champi- Republicans now offer more than simply oned the health care law that Democrats an alternative, but an entirely separate route out of the nation’s economic mess. now say is the model for Obamacare. In addition, with this one decision, This is also a repudiation of the longtime doctrine of presidential politics, Romney has taken the focus off his own which stipulates that Republican candi- financial record and placed it squarely on dates run to the right in the primaries Obama’s economic record — and on and caucuses only to steer if not veer to Ryan’s imaginative ideas. “We’re in a different, and dangerous, the center for the general election. Romney has made a sharp right turn with his moment,” Ryan said after being introselection of Ryan, signaling his calcula- duced by Romney. “We’re running out of tion that it is more important to motivate time — and we can’t afford four more years of this.” his base than to appeal to the center. Few political conversations have the This decision reflects, probably shrewdly, the notion that there are dwin- potential to adjust so swiftly and as comdling numbers of undecideds in this elec- pletely as this one. Already the talk is of tion and that appealing to them only what Ryan believes, not of what Romney endangers the Republican faithful or the made at Bain Capital. For that reason increasingly fervent Republican right, alone, Romney may have hit pay dirt. whose presence at the polls in November David M. Shribman is executive editor is utterly indispensable to Romney’s forof the (Pittsburgh) Post-Gazette and is a tunes. There are some important and very in- veteran political columnist. Dave Fisher of Tipp City is the newly appointed chairman of the Miami County Democratic Party. He may be reached by at (937) 679-5328;; on Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or Facebook/DaveFisherfor80thOHR; Twitter: @Dave- abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances. For80OHR.


To the Editor: Well, at long last the political chameleon, Mr. Walter Mitt Romney, the presumptive (there is a word that is pregnant with interpretations) Republican candidate for president of the United States of America has shown his true colors. No longer can he run about and change his story every day as he has in the past, e.g., pro-choice, prolife, pro-health care in Massachusetts, anti-health care in 2012. In a word, he leans whichever way the wind blows. He has no real convictions of his own. Now he has chosen Paul Ryan to be the presumptive vice presidential candidate for the GOP. Paul Ryan? That aficionado of the doyenne of the “objectivist philosophy, which praised the pursuit of individual interests over all others,” Ayn Rand. She, whose fictional here closed his factory rather (than) embrace socialist progress of the great depression years. Born in Russia in 1905 of comfortable merchants, she endured the Russian Revolution and received her education in that country before coming to the U.S. in 1926. It should be apparent to any that her views were shared (by) the turmoil of her formative years. She had to have seen the depredations of the Socialist state especially during the years after 1917, when private property was confiscated for the benefit of the proletariat. She had seen socialism as a reactionary force, which wreaked its vengeance o the merchant class as well as the nobility. Her experiences were the compelling factor in the formation of her philosophy. Those factors have no place in modern American political life. In 1932, the American people rejected rampant individual pursuit of wealth as the foundation of our economy and realized that those unrestrained capitalists had nearly destroyed the entire system of the world. Franklin Delano Roosevelt and his administration gave us workers comp, Social Security and virtually every other protection for the working people, at the same time putting into place restraints upon Wall Street and the banks. Mr. Romney is now going about saying that he would not adopt Ryan’s budget. Why then did he choose Ryan? To garner the support of Tea Party members of Congress! If you want to go back to the poverty and hardship of the 1920s and 30s, vote for Romney. I for one will not. —Benjamin Hiser Piqua








Helen Gurley Brown, the original Carrie Bradshaw JOCELYN NOVECK AP National Writer NEW YORK — Before there was “Sex and the City,� there was “Sex and the Single Girl.� And before there was Carrie Bradshaw, there was Helen Gurley Brown. True, Carrie, the funloving and fashionable sex columnist of the HBO series, was fictional. But such was the influence of Brown, the long-serving Cosmopolitan editor (and “Sex and the Single Girl� author) who died Monday at age 90, that her admirers reached into pop culture as well as recent American history to describe her importance. “Carrie and her friends couldn’t have lived the lives they did without Helen,� said Bonnie Fuller, the celebrity editor who succeeded Brown at Cosmopolitan in 1997. “She was the first woman to say you could have it all — and by that she meant a career AND a man AND a hot sex life. She was a visionary. She created the modern woman.� And why limit talk of her influence to the United States? “Hers has been a liberating message for women in other countries, too,� said Kate White, current editor of Cosmopolitan. “It’s about choice — choosing the life you want, and not worrying about what people think.� And, well, having fun — in the bedroom, to be precise. After all, why should sex be fun only for men? Brown’s motto was emblazoned on a pillow in her office, says White: “Good girls go to heaven,� it said. “Bad girls go everywhere.� White recalled on Monday that she was in high school when her mother gave her a gift: “Sex and the Single Girl,� Brown’s million-selling 1962 advice book on how to get a man (and enjoy doing it.) Mom was quick to advise the young Kate that she should skip over the saucy tips. But she knew her daughter wanted to be in publishing. “She’s a blueprint for you,� Mom said. It wasn’t just women who were hailing Brown as a visionary, of course: New York City’s Mayor Michael Bloomberg called her “a pioneer who reshaped not only the entire media industry, but the nation’s culture. She was a role model for the millions of women whose private thoughts, wonders and dreams she ad-

he said at the outset that her aim was to tell a reader “how to get everything out of life — the money, recognition, success, men, prestige, authority, dignity — whatever she is looking at through the glass her nose is pressed against.�

S BROWN dressed so brilliantly in print.� And none other than Hugh Hefner called her “a very important and independent voice related to the changing of women’s’ roles.� In a telephone interview, the Playboy founder and publisher said he first met Brown, who later became a good friend, in a phone call after she wrote “Sex and the Single Girl.� Brown was interested in creating what Hefner called a women’s version of Playboy; Hefner felt he was too busy. A few years later in 1965, when she was hired by Hearst Magazines to revamp the lagging Cosmopolitan, Hefner gave her advice, he said. (He takes a little credit for Brown’s famous 1972 Burt Reynolds nude centerfold, saying it was a nod to his magazine.) Though Brown featured big-haired women with deep cleavage on her covers, she herself was a tiny, almost frail-looking woman, 5 feet 4 and about 100 pounds — a weight she maintained through vigorous diet and exercise. “You can’t be sexual at 60 if you’re fat,� she observed on her 60th birthday. Or wrinkled, apparently: She spoke freely of her own multiple cosmetic surgeries, including a nose job, facelifts and silicone injections. Helen Gurley was born Feb. 18, 1922, in Green Forest, Ark. As a young girl, she earned pocket money by giving other kids dance lessons. Her father died when she was 10 and her mother, a teacher, moved the family to Los Angeles. After high school, where she was valedictorian, and with typing and shorthand learned at a business college, she went through a long series of secretarial jobs at places like the William Morris Agency, the Daily News in Los Angeles, and, in 1948, the Foote, Cone & Belding advertising agency. There,

when finally given a shot at writing ad copy, she began winning prizes and was hired away by Kenyon & Eckhardt, which made her the highest-paid woman in advertising on the West Coast. At 37, she married the twice-divorced David Brown, a former Cosmopolitan managing editorturned-movie producer, whose credits would include “The Sting� and “Jaws.� They would have no children, by choice, she said. He encouraged her to write a book. When “Sex and the Single Girl� became a top seller, they moved to New York. A movie version of the book ensued, with Natalie Wood playing a character named Helen Gurley Brown who had no resemblance to the original. According to Hearst, “Sex and the Single Girl� has been translated into 16 languages and published in 28 countries. Brown and her husband pitched a women’s magazine idea at Hearst, which turned it down, but hired her to run Cosmopolitan instead. It became her platform for 32 years. She said at the outset that her aim was to tell a reader “how to get everything out of life — the money, recognition, success, men, prestige, authority, dignity — whatever she is looking at through the glass her nose is pressed against.� “It was a terrific magazine,� she said, looking back when she surrendered the editorship of the U.S. edition in 1997. “I would want my legacy to be, ‘She created something that helped people.’ My reader, I always felt, was someone who needed to come into her own.� But Brown and Cosmo didn’t please some feminists. “The stuff on pleasing men hit the wrong note for some women,� said White, the current editor. “I don’t think the feminists recognized that her message was one of empowerment.�

At the beginning, many certainly didn’t. There was a sit-in at her office a few years after she took over. Kate Millet, who took part, said of the magazine: “The entire message seemed to be ‘Seduce your boss, then marry him.’� Indeed, Brown championed office sex. “I’ve never worked anywhere without being sexually involved with somebody in the office,� she told New York magazine in 1982. Asked whether that included the boss, she said, “Why discriminate against him?� Another early critic was feminist writer Betty Friedan, who dismissed the magazine as “immature teenage-level sexual fantasy� but later changed her tune and said Brown, “in her editorship, has been a rather spirited and gutsy example in the revolution of women.� Indeed, some say today that Brown was the essence of a feminist. Fuller, who now edits Hollywood Life, is one: “She let women know they could have satisfaction in their lives.� At Cosmopolitan, Brown quickly turned things around. Within four issues, circulation, which had fallen below the 800,000 readers guaranteed to advertisers, was on the rise, even with the newsstand price increasing from 35 cents to 50 and then 60 cents. Sales grew every year until peaking at just over 3 million in 1983, then slowly leveled off to 2.5 million at $2.95 a copy, where it was when Brown left the top job in 1997. In 1967, Brown also hosted a TV talk show, “Outrageous Opinions,� syndicated in 19 cities. She also went on to write five more books, including “Having It All� in 1982 and in 1993, at age 71, “The Late Show,� which was subtitled: “A Semiwild but Practical Survival Plan for Women Over 50.� “My own philosophy is if you’re not having sex, you’re finished,� she said at the time. ____

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Children’s education can’t stop at the classroom door DEAR ABBY: Wouldn’t it make sense if grade school teachers set aside time, weekly or monthly, to go over some very generic information that kids need to learn? I’m talking about things like how important it is to have pets neutered and why, how to manage money, and show them what the average dad earns and what it costs to run a household and support a family. It might help kids to grow up understanding that money isn’t free and get them past the “gimmes.� There are so many topics that ought to be introduced to youngsters at an early age — how to groom themselves properly, be exposed to a variety of music genres, teach them how grandparents can use help even from small children. They could be taught to be aware of their surroundings, to realize that foul language isn’t an attribute and why it’s important to be pleasant. There are so many topics. Ten minutes a week on different topics would suffice. Why not? — CHAPLIN, CONN., READER

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Churches welcome new pastor Mark your calendar Installment of Paintings at St. Marks Episcopal Church SIDNEY — Fourteen watercolor paintings of the Stations of the Cross, painted by Piqua resident Carolyn Stevens, will be installed at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 231 N Miami Ave., Sidney, at 10:15 a.m. Sunday. The public is invited to attend the installation. The paintings are watercolors, a medium that allows detail while avoiding hard edges. The paintings, along with the artist’s statement will be hung in the church. After Sunday, the public is invited to stop in the church and view the paintings. Call 937-492-8584 to make sure the church is open.

Covington Church to host salad luncheon Friday COVINGTON — The Women’s Fellowship of the Covington United Church of Christ will be hosting a salad luncheon from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Friday. This month, diners can enjoy a large assortment of homemade salads, desserts, finger sandwiches and drink for a suggested donation of $6 for adults and $2 for children. Use the basement entrance in the alley on the north side of the church. The church is located at 115 N. Pearl St, and is handicapped accessible. The luncheons will continue on the third Friday of each month through October.

CUCC welcomes Ball Family Gospel singers on Saturday

PIQUA — The Rev. Fr. Tom Bolte, formerly of Cincinnati, has been appointed as pastor of both St. Boniface and St. Mary Catholic churches in Piqua by Archbishop Dennis M. Schnurr, effective July 1. Bolte succeeds the Rev. Martin Fox,who has been reassigned to a new position in Cincinnati. “I am very happy to be

here and look forward to being involved with the Piqua area community,� said the 59-year-old priest. A native of Cincinnati, Bolte spent his childhood growing up on a farm in Franklin County, Ind. He earned an undergraduate degree in business from Ball State University and was employed by the Kroger Company in management before

entering Mount St. Mary Seminary in 1976. Ordained a Catholic priest on June 14, 1980, Bolte initially served as pastor of St. Mary and St. Elizabeth parishes in Brown County from 1989 to 1993 and at St. Ignatius Parish, Cincinnati from 1993 to 2006., He most recently served as pastor at St. Teresa Parish in CincinREV. FR. BOLTE nati from 2006 to 2012.

Our Lady of Fatima statue arrives in Piqua PIQUA — The world-famous International Pilgrim Virgin Statue of Our Lady of Fatima will be present at St. Mary Church on Saturday. Prayers and Rosaries are scheduled to occur from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The 46-inch tall, carved mahogany statue of the Virgin Mary travels the globe with a full time custodian. It brings with it hope and peace and inspires devotion amongst Catholics and all Christians. The journey started in 1947, on the 30th anniversary of the day when Our Lady of Fatima first appeared to three shepherd

children in the fields outside the village ofAljustrel in Portugal. The statue has not stopped traveling in nearly 55 years. Since the statue was carved it is estimated that more than 100 million people have venerated it. It has traveled the world, visiting more than one hundred countries. “It brings the message of hope and peace from heaven,�said FatherThomas Bolte, pastor of St. Mary Church. “We are honored to have Our Lady of Fatima since St. Mary Church is dedicated to Mary, the mother of all believers, as

Jesus said from the cross in the gospel of St. John. It is a humbling experience for those who see her.The statue brings hope, peace and miracles to the faithful.�For many people this is a once-in-alifetime experience. There have been reports of Our Lady of Fatima shedding tears and smiling. The changes in expression and coloration, and even the pose of the statue have been reported innumerable times. Some adorers even say the statue becomes enveloped by the scent of flowers. Others talk of miracles including cures from maladies and grief. In fact, Father

Bolte explained,the miracles, favors, and signal graces were so numerous from the very beginning that even the Holy Father, Pope Pius Xll, reflected on them in his famous radio address to the pilgrims at Fatima in 1951. The statue will be present from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The time begins with song and prayer at 10 a.m. followed by the Joyful Mystery of the Rosary at 10:15 a.m.At 10:30 a.m., the custodian of the statue will speak with additional prayer to follow until 1 p.m. The public is invited to attend.

Ohio’s only wax museum celebrates anniversary

COVINGTON — The Covington United Church of Christ, 115 N. Pearl St., Covington, is hosting a concert performed by The Ball Family Gospel Singers, at 7 p.m. Saturday. They will be performing True Southern Gospel Music. The Ball Family will also offer special music during our morning worship service at 9:30 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 19. Nelson Ball and his sister Peggy Ball-Arnold along with their father Hebert Ball formed The Ball Family Gospel Singing Group in 1969. Today The Ball Family is made up of seven singers and musicians who have come together to share their life-changing message. Since their first appearance, The Ball Family has shared their inspiring music ministry at auditoriums, camp meetings, prisons, and churches throughout the country. They have shared the stage with such groups as the Gaithers, Dixie Melody Boys, Greenes, Palmetto State Quartet, Statesmen Quartet, Speer Family, Dixie Echoes, Squire Parsons, J.D. Sumner and the Stamps, and appeared on Barbara Fairchild’s Sunday Morning Program in Branson, Missouri. The public is invited to attend for an evening of Southern Gospel music.

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MANSFIELD (AP) — Ohio’s answer to Madame Tussauds is turning 25. The state’s only wax museum with life-sized figures — all characters from biblical history — is in Mansfield in northern Ohio. It’s celebrating a quarter century by offering 25-cent tours Aug. 12-17. BibleWalk got started with some figures purchased from an outdoor museum in Pittsburgh that was closing because of a change in zoning rules. Now it has 300 figures made of wax, fiberglass and vinyl that inhabit more than 70 displays. On a recent weekday, the museum hosted visitors from northwestern Ohio, Massa-

chusetts and Germany in its temperature-controlled home. The hour-long Life of Christ tour starts with prophecies and Mary’s visit from the angel Gabriel and culminates in Jesus’ reign on the “Great White Throne� of judgment. Figures encountered along the hour-long Miracles of the Old Testament tour are Abraham, Moses, Samson and Ruth. Half-hour tours offer insight into the Reformation — including figures of Martin Luther and Henry VIII — and the Christian martyrs, such as Paul and Perpetua. “If the Lord was here, he would want to share his word with as many people as we

could get,� the museum’s director, Julia Mott-Hardin, toldThe Columbus Dispatch. “We’re prepared for a crowd of people, and we really just want to share the word of God with them.� Mott-Hardin said 30,000 to 40,000 people from around the world come each year, often drawn by the “Great Experience for Members� designation bestowed by AAA tourism editors. After her first visit to the museum, 10-year-old DeLainie Bland of Findlay was certain her grandmother would love it. So DeLainie, her mother and her sister returned with grandma Donna Bland, who called the Jesus tour “wonderful.�

“You want to reach out and ‌ give him a hug,â€? she said. The museum was started by the Rev. Richard Diamond, pastor of Mansfield’s Dianondenominational mond Hill Cathedral, with the purchase of the first figures from Pittsburgh. Members of the church started construction in 1985 on the 20 acres surrounding the cathedral. The building was dedicated in 1987, and other parts of the collection were added from 1994 through 2003. The various museum tours usually range from $4.75 to $5.50, according to the museum’s website.

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n July, I had the privilege of traveling to Peru as part of a 14-member team from Grace Baptist Church in Troy. Our mission was to journey into the Andes Mountains to deliver the recently translated New Testament to the Quechua people, the native people of Peru. This mission required hiking between villages to places not easily traversed by vehicles. We spent the majority of each day hiking, usually about five to ten miles a day. Our group attracted a lot of attention as we traipsed along the mountain pathways. The people living in the mountains looked on with curiosity at this group of “Gringos.” A team of 20 donkeys carried our gear: tents, equipment, and personal effects packed into duffel bags. So, in addition to the Gringos, we had donkeys and the Peruvians who traveled with us as our guides, cooks, and “donkey drivers.” We were quite a


crew! We normally reached our intended villages by mid-afternoon, and our first task was to make camp. After that, we attempted to interact with the local people. To engage them, the teens in our group would start to play soccer. That drew a great number of kids. It didn’t matter that the same language wasn’t spoken; soccer seemed to be the universal language. After playing with us, the kids eagerly brought their parents back later in the evening. Yeppo, one of the Peruvian missionaries, also walked around the surrounding area with a bullhorn. He’d announce the activities for the evening, which included the “Jesus” film translated into Quechua. As the sun set, the people made their way to us. Some people walked for two or more hours to watch the video and hear what we had to say. In an area that had virtually no electricity, we had to be fully prepared to share our message. That meant using a generator to power all the equipment. The video projector, the sound system, and a single light bulb were the extent of what we used for the presentations. One little light bulb made a huge difference in a space that was totally dark otherwise. The “Jesus” movie was shown first. Once it was over, a Peruvian missionary shared the

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gospel message with the crowd. After that, it was time for the Gringos! Our leader, Pastor Adam, would give a brief introduction to the crowd which was translated by our Peruvian leader, Ade, since he could speak English, Spanish, and Quechua. Two members from our group would then share their own testimonies, again translated by Ade. After that, we always sang a song in English. Even though the Quechua people didn’t know exactly what we were saying, they seemed to enjoy and appreciate it.The final moment of every evening was the distribution of the Quechua Bibles. This was a huge event for the villagers, as they’d never before had a Bible in their own language. The mayor of each village called families up one by one, and we took turns presenting them with a Bible. Many families opened the Bibles immediately and started to read by our generator-powered light bulb or by their own headlamps. It humbled me to think how I’d taken for granted owning a Bible in English, and here these people were getting one in Quechua for the first time. The smiles on the people’s faces said it all. This was a big deal. It filled me with joy to be able to spread God’s Word to people who were reading it for the first time…in Quechua!

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Tony Wendeln recorded a hole-in-one at Piqua Country Club Tuesday. Wendeln used a 7-iron on the 167-yard 17th hole. Witnessing the ace were Henry Ernst and Chuck Hemm.

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Isenhouer cards 43 at Echo Hills Kathie Isenhouer was low gross in the A group with 43 in regular ninehole play in the Ladies League Tuesday at Echo Hills. Judy Williams and Cindy Pearson shared low net with 33. Delam Grissom was low gross in the B group with 44, while Linda Willis was low net with 31. Renie Huffman was low gross in the C group with 48, while Amie Rinaldi was low net with 34. Huffman was also low putts with 12.

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Piqua linebacker Hayden Hall makes a tackle against Northmont as Austin Covault closes in. Piqua will host Wayne at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Alexander Stadium/Purk Field in the final scrimmage.

Dan Kendig Scores Versailles Tyler Drees Ryan Kanpke Brandon Groff Mitchell Stover Griffen Reigle Jacob Watren

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Russia Treg Francis Bryce Dues Austin Tebbe Connor Monnin Luke Dapore Zach Sherman

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Arcanum Connor Pohl Justin Hoke Keegan Artz Sam Artz Luke Cetner Trent Jones

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Fairlawn Trey Everett Anthony Gillem Ryan Lessing Zach Rogers Cody McDonald Zane Shipman

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Fort Loramie Brandon Eilerman Jordan Meyer Tanner Rosengarten Josh Koppin Kyle Pleiman Aaron Schwartz

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Anna Mike Omlor Andy Linkmeyer Brad Boyd Ross Pulfer Zach Zimpher Ryan Smerewski

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National Trail Kyle Bachman Travis Williams Brittany Caskey Trevor Gates

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Covington Sam Slusher DJ Seger Joe Slusher Ryan Craft Levi Winn Ben Sherman

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

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Newton Brock Jamison Bobby Gerodimos Wade Ferrell Ben Kieth Donovan Osceola

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Franklin Monroe Henry Bourne Travis Feitshans Bradley Hesser John Boston Cameron Fisher Hudson Rich

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QUOTED “I don't have any words to explain this. This is pretty amazing. It doesn't happen every day." —Felix Hernandez on his perfect game

With another exciting high school football season fast approaching, WPTW will air a special program Monday that Piqua football fans won’t want to miss. Airing at 7 p.m. on 1570 AM and, “The Championship” will be a recap one of Piqua football’s most memorable game, the 2006 Division II state championship game with Pickerington Central. “We just thought it would be

King Felix is perfect SEATTLE (AP) — King Felix now has a crowning achievement. Felix Hernandez pitched the Seattle Mariners' first perfect game and the 23rd in baseball history, overpowering the Tampa Bay Rays in a brilliant 1-0 victory Wednesday. The Mariners' ace and former AL Cy Young Award winner has long talked of his desire to achieve pitching perfection. He finally accomplished it against the Rays, striking out the side twice and finishing with 12 strikeouts. It was the third perfect game in baseball this season, joining gems by

Chicago's Philip Humber against the Mariners in April and San Francisco's Matt Cain against Houston in June. Desmond Jennings pinch hit for Jose Lobaton to open the ninth. Hernandez got ahead 1-2 before Jennings fouled off two straight and Hernandez fanned him on a 92 mph fastball down in the zone. Jeff Keppinger batted for Elliot Johnson and grounded out. With one out to go, Sean Rodriguez got ahead of Hernandez 2-0. Hernandez came back with two straight breaking balls for strikes and ended perfection with a called third strike.

a great way to start the seas o n ,” W P T W b r o a d c a s t e r Duane Bachman, who along with Bob Lub, called the game live in 2006, said. They will be in-studio with Piqua football coach Bill Nees. Nees will talk about the game with them before the game and at halftime and the game will be replayed. After the game has played, the studio guests will discuss the postgame activities for the state champions.

Tigers win Kendig with 316 at Echo Drees cards 72 for second The Versailles boys golf team won the Dan Kendig Memorial Wednesday at Echo Hills with a 316 total. Tyler Drees led the Tigers, finishing second overall with a 72. Franklin Monroe’s Henry Bourne was medalist with 71. Other Versailles scores were Ryan Knapke 75, Brandon Groff 84, Mitchell Stover 85, Griffen Reigle 99, Jacob Watren 99. Russia finished second with a 337 total. Treg Francis paced the Raiders with a 76. Other Russia scores were Bryce Dues 84, Austin Tebbe 86, Connor Monnin 91, Luke Dapore 92, Zach Sherman 92. Covington was fifth with a 346 total. Sam Slusher led the Buccs with a 78 and DJ Seger added an 86. Other Covington scores were Joe Slusher 90, Ryan Craft 92, Levi Winn 98, Ben Sherman 112. Graham was ninth with a 370 total. Falcon scores included Alex Jenkins 86, Tanner Blake 87, Lindsey Black See KENDIG/Page 10A

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GREENVILLE — Russia girls golf got its first ever tournament win, taking the four-team Greenville Invitational. Russia won with a 438 total, while Tri-Village was second with 464. Lady Raider scores were Alexa Counts 106, Gina Barlage 107, Morgan Daugherty 110, Angie Muhlenkamp 115, Taylor Borchers 117, Kaila Pleiman 135.

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Versailles’ Tyler Drees watches a drive Wednesday.

Piqua netters drop match Lady Cavs even record with win CELINA — The Piqua girls tennis team opened the season with a 4-1 loss to Celina. At third singles, senior Andrea Ferree recorded Piqua’ s win with a 6-4, 63 victory over Janki Patel. “Andrea Ferree opener her senior year with a win,” Piqua coach Cheryl Burkhardt said. “She played second doubles last season, so this was a good win for her first time as a singles player. It was an exciting way to begin her final year of Piqua girls tennis. “While we had a few fans in the stands, the girls are hoping to have fans in the stands for our home matches.” In other singles matches, Kim McCullough lost to Brianna Beougher 60, 6-0; and Sam DeBusk lost to Leah Rose 6-0, 6-0. In doubles, Haley Weidner and Corinne Crawford lost to Brooke Sutter and Sasha Jenkins 6-0, 6-2; and Abby Helman and Jordan Kiefer lost to Leah Zuercher and Madison Cline 6-0,

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6-0. In exhibition doubles, Megan Mullen and Jordan Kiefer rallied from a 5-2 deficit in the tiebreak to win 9-8 (8-6) and Molly Smitley and Elle Ryan lost to Taylor Walters and Nichole Elston 83. Piqua will host Lehman next Wednesday and Springfield next Thursday.

Cavs even record CARLISLE — The Lehman tennis team evened its record at 1-1 with a 41 win over Carlisle. In singles, Julia Harrelson defeated Olivia Callahan 6-1, 6-0; Sarah Gravunder beat Mara Patrick 6-2, 6-3; and Diana Gibson defeated Katie Taylor 6-3, 6-0. In doubles, Lindsey Bundy and Meghan Burner defeated Haylee Boyd and Carly LaClair 6-3, 4-6, 6-2; and Emily Hoersten and Kaitlyn Gillman lost to Hannah Stebleton and Mariah McClure 6-1, 6-2.



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W L T Pct PF 0 0 1.000 17 San Francisco 1 Seattle 1 0 0 1.000 27 St. Louis 0 1 0 .000 3 0 2 0 .000 27 Arizona Thursday, Aug. 16 Cleveland at Green Bay, 8 p.m. Cincinnati at Atlanta, 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 17 Tennessee at Tampa Bay, 7:30 p.m. Buffalo at Minnesota, 8 p.m. Jacksonville at New Orleans, 8 p.m. Detroit at Baltimore, 8 p.m. Miami at Carolina, 8 p.m. Oakland at Arizona, 10 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 18 N.Y. Giants at N.Y. Jets, 7 p.m. San Francisco at Houston, 8 p.m. Kansas City at St. Louis, 8 p.m. Washington at Chicago, 8 p.m. Dallas at San Diego, 9 p.m. Seattle at Denver, 9 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 19 Indianapolis at Pittsburgh, 8 p.m. Monday, Aug. 20 Philadelphia at New England, 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 23 Green Bay at Cincinnati, 7 p.m. Jacksonville at Baltimore, 7:30 p.m. Arizona at Tennessee, 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 24 New England at Tampa Bay, 7:30 p.m. Philadelphia at Cleveland, 7:30 p.m. Atlanta at Miami, 7:30 p.m. San Diego at Minnesota, 8 p.m. Seattle at Kansas City, 8 p.m. Chicago at N.Y. Giants, 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 25 Indianapolis at Washington, 4 p.m. Detroit at Oakland, 7 p.m. Pittsburgh at Buffalo, 7 p.m. Houston at New Orleans, 8 p.m. St. Louis at Dallas, 8 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 26 San Francisco at Denver, 4 p.m. Carolina at N.Y. Jets, 8 p.m.

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Mike Leake fires a strike Wednesday night.

Rolen, Frazier go back-to-back Leake stops Mets CINCINNATI (AP) — Scott Rolen and Todd Frazier hit back-to-back home runs, and Mike Leake pitched his second complete game of the season, helping the Cincinnati Reds extend their win streak to five with a 6-1 win over the New York Mets on Wednesday night. Jay Bruce homered for the third consecutive game, helping the firstplace Reds improve to 218 since All-Star first baseman Joey Votto was forced out of the lineup with a left knee injury. Leake (5-7) faced three batters over the minimum and added an RBI single. He allowed four hits, no walks and struck out four. R.A. Dickey tied his season high for hits and home runs allowed while slipping to 2-3 over his last five starts. The Reds touched Dickey (15-4) for 10 hits, including three homers, and two walks in six innings. The knuckleballer had nine strikeouts. The Reds wasted no time gaining an early edge against Dickey, who went into the game tied for the major league lead with 15 wins. Zack Cozart led off Cincinnati's first with a double down the left field line. Drew Stubbs sacrificed Cozart to third, and he scored on Brandon Phillips' soft single to center. The Reds extended their streak of consecutive scoreless innings to 28, the team's longest since a 32-inning streak in June 1963, before the Mets pushed across the tying run in the fourth. Mike Baxter led off with a single off the glove of second baseman Brandon Phillips — New York's first baserunner — and moved to third on Ruben Tejada's single before scoring on Daniel Murphy's double-play ball. Rolen, who missed Cincinnati's previous seven games with lower

back problems, broke the tie with his sixth homer of the season, a 357-foot drive into the left field seats on a 3-1 pitch. Two pitches later, Frazier launched a 1-0 pitch 474 feet to center field for his 15th homer of the season. Frazier's homer is the 10th longest in the 10year history of Great American Ball Park, according to the Reds. Bruce led off the sixth with a 428-foot shot into the right-field seats on a one-strike pitch, his 24th. His two-run homer gave the Reds a 2-0 lead in their 3-0 win over the Cubs in Chicago on Sunday, and he followed that with a three-run walkoff homer in the Reds' 3-0 win over the Mets on Tuesday. He has homered in three consecutive games for the second time this season. He also did it April 26-29. Leake added a two-out RBI single in the sixth and Ryan Ludwick extended his hit streak to seven games (10 for 29, .345). Notes: The Mets will go with a six-man starting rotation for at least the next two weeks, manager Collins said Terry Wednesday. The only exception is RHP Dickey will go every fifth day, Collins said. The other five will be RHP Matt Harvey, LHP Johan Santana, LHP Jonathon Niese, RHP Chris Young and RHP Jeremy Hefner. ... The Mets optioned C Rob Johnson to Triple-A Buffalo to make room on the active roster C Kelly Shoppach, who joined the team Wednesday after being acquired from Boston in a trade the day before. ... The last out of Felix Hernandez's perfect game for Seattle against Tampa Bay was shown on the Great American Ball Park scoreboard, with called strike three drawing scattered applause from the sparse pre-game crowd.

Browns, Bentley settle lawsuit Confidential agreement reached CLEVELAND (AP) — Former Pro Bowl center LeCharles Bentley has settled his lawsuit against the Cleveland Browns, the team he signed with before sustaining a careerending knee injury that was complicated by a staph infection. Bentley agreed to an out-of-court settlement after meeting with Browns owner Randy Lerner. Browns spokesman Neal Gulkis confirmed Wednesday that the sides have reached a confidential agreement.

Bentley sued the Browns in July 2010, claiming the team convinced him to rehab his knee at their training complex without telling him about other players who had contracted staph infections there. Bentley released a statement saying he was relieved to have the matter resolved. "These last six years have been the most trying time of my life, but now that it is over I can honestly say I am a better man for having gone through it," he said.

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L 47 53 54 60 61

Pct .595 .543 .538 .487 .474

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Pct .548 .534 .462 .435 .427

GB — 1½ 10 13 14

Pct .583 .530 .521 .462

GB — 6 7 14

W L Texas 67 48 Oakland 61 54 Los Angeles 61 56 Seattle 55 64 Tuesday's Games Baltimore 7, Boston 1 N.Y. Yankees 3, Texas 0 Chicago White Sox 3, Toronto 2 Detroit 8, Minnesota 4 Kansas City 5, Oakland 0 L.A. Angels 9, Cleveland 6 Seattle 3, Tampa Bay 2 Wednesday's Games Detroit 5, Minnesota 1 Seattle 1, Tampa Bay 0 Boston at Baltimore Texas at N.Y. Yankees Chicago White Sox at Toronto Oakland at Kansas City Cleveland at L.A. Angels

Thursday's Games Texas (D.Holland 7-6) at N.Y.Yankees (Nova 11-6), 1:05 p.m. Boston (Buchholz 10-3) at Baltimore (Tillman 5-2), 7:05 p.m. Chicago White Sox (Liriano 3-10) at Toronto (Laffey 33), 7:07 p.m. Oakland (Straily 0-0) at Kansas City (Hochevar 7-10), 8:10 p.m. Tampa Bay (Price 15-4) at L.A. Angels (Haren 8-9), 10:05 p.m. Friday's Games Baltimore at Detroit, 7:05 p.m. Boston at N.Y. Yankees, 7:05 p.m. Texas at Toronto, 7:07 p.m. Chicago White Sox at Kansas City, 8:10 p.m. Cleveland at Oakland, 10:05 p.m. Tampa Bay at L.A. Angels, 10:05 p.m. Minnesota at Seattle, 10:10 p.m.

MLB Leaders TODAY'S MAJOR LEAGUE LEADERS NATIONAL LEAGUE BATTING—McCutchen, Pittsburgh, .359; MeCabrera, San Francisco, .346; Votto, Cincinnati, .342; Posey, San Francisco, .330; CGonzalez, Colorado, .323; DWright, New York, .323; Holliday, St. Louis, .315. RUNS—MeCabrera, San Francisco, 84; Bourn, Atlanta, 81; McCutchen, Pittsburgh, 81; CGonzalez, Colorado, 77; JUpton, Arizona, 77; Holliday, St. Louis, 75; Braun, Milwaukee, 73. RBI—Beltran, St. Louis, 83; Holliday, St. Louis, 81; CGonzalez, Colorado, 78; Braun, Milwaukee, 77; Kubel, Arizona, 77; LaRoche, Washington, 77; FFreeman, Atlanta, 76; Posey, San Francisco, 76. HITS—MeCabrera, San Francisco, 159; McCutchen, Pittsburgh, 151; Bourn, Atlanta, 142; CGonzalez, Colorado, 136; Holliday, St. Louis, 136; Altuve, Houston, 134; Reyes, Miami, 134; DWright, New York, 134. DOUBLES—ArRamirez, Milwaukee, 39; Votto, Cincinnati, 36; DWright, New York, 35; Goldschmidt, Arizona, 34; DanMurphy, New York, 33; Alonso, San Diego, 31; Cuddyer, Colorado, 30; Prado, Atlanta, 30. TRIPLES—Fowler, Colorado, 11; MeCabrera, San Francisco, 10; Bourn, Atlanta, 9; SCastro, Chicago, 8; Reyes, Miami, 8; Colvin, Colorado, 7; DeJesus, Chicago, 7; Pagan, San Francisco, 7. HOME RUNS—Braun, Milwaukee, 29; Beltran, St. Louis, 28; Kubel, Arizona, 25; Bruce, Cincinnati, 23; Holliday, St. Louis, 23; LaRoche, Washington, 23; McCutchen, Pittsburgh, 23. STOLEN BASES—Bourn, Atlanta, 31; Bonifacio, Miami, 30; DGordon, Los Angeles, 30; Pierre, Philadelphia, 28; Reyes, Miami, 28; Stubbs, Cincinnati, 27; Victorino, Los Angeles, 27. PITCHING—Dickey, New York, 15-3; GGonzalez, Washington, 15-6; Cueto, Cincinnati, 15-6; AJBurnett, Pittsburgh, 14-4; Strasburg, Washington, 14-5; Lynn, St. Louis, 13-5; Hamels, Philadelphia, 13-6; Bumgarner, San Francisco, 13-7. STRIKEOUTS—Strasburg, Washington, 173; Dickey, New York, 166; Hamels, Philadelphia, 158; GGonzalez, Washington, 158; Kershaw, Los Angeles, 157; Bumgarner, San Francisco, 150; MCain, San Francisco, 148. SAVES—Hanrahan, Pittsburgh, 33; Kimbrel, Atlanta, 31; Chapman, Cincinnati, 28; Motte, St. Louis, 26; Papelbon, Philadelphia, 26; Clippard, Washington, 25; Jansen, Los Angeles, 24; SCasilla, San Francisco, 24. AMERICAN LEAGUE BATTING—Trout, Los Angeles, .341; MiCabrera, Detroit, .327; Mauer, Minnesota, .320; Jeter, New York, .320; Revere, Minnesota, .319; Konerko, Chicago, .316; Ortiz, Boston, .316. RUNS—Trout, Los Angeles, 91; Kinsler, Texas, 82; Granderson, New York, 79; MiCabrera, Detroit, 77; AJackson, Detroit, 75; Cano, New York, 74; AdJones, Baltimore, 73. RBI—MiCabrera, Detroit, 103; Hamilton, Texas, 99; Willingham, Minnesota, 88; Fielder, Detroit, 84; Pujols, Los Angeles, 82; Encarnacion, Toronto, 80; AdGonzalez, Boston, 80. HITS—Jeter, New York, 156; MiCabrera, Detroit, 153; Cano, New York, 141; AdGonzalez, Boston, 138; AGordon, Kansas City, 136; AdJones, Baltimore, 136; Rios, Chicago, 135. DOUBLES—AGordon, Kansas City, 38; AdGonzalez, Boston, 36; Choo, Cleveland, 35; Brantley, Cleveland, 34; Cano, New York, 32; Kinsler, Texas, 32; Pujols, Los Angeles, 32. TRIPLES—AJackson, Detroit, 8; JWeeks, Oakland, 8; Andrus, Texas, 6; Rios, Chicago, 6; ISuzuki, New York, 6; 7 tied at 5. HOME RUNS—ADunn, Chicago, 33; Hamilton, Texas, 32; MiCabrera, Detroit, 30; Encarnacion, Toronto, 30; Granderson, New York, 30; Willingham, Minnesota, 30; Trumbo, Los Angeles, 29. STOLEN BASES—Trout, Los Angeles, 37; RDavis, Toronto, 35; Revere, Minnesota, 28; Crisp, Oakland, 25; Kipnis, Cleveland, 23; JDyson, Kansas City, 22; DeJennings, Tampa Bay, 22; BUpton, Tampa Bay, 22. PITCHING—Weaver, Los Angeles, 15-2; Price, Tampa Bay, 15-4; Sale, Chicago, 14-3; MHarrison, Texas, 13-7; Vargas, Seattle, 13-8; Sabathia, New York, 12-3; Scherzer, Detroit, 12-6; Verlander, Detroit, 12-7; Darvish, Texas, 12-8. STRIKEOUTS—Scherzer, Detroit, 178; FHernandez, Seattle, 174; Verlander, Detroit, 174; Darvish, Texas, 162; Shields, Tampa Bay, 153; Price, Tampa Bay, 151; Peavy, Chicago, 144. SAVES—Rodney, Tampa Bay, 37; JiJohnson, Baltimore, 34; CPerez, Cleveland, 32; RSoriano, New York, 28; Nathan, Texas, 23; Aceves, Boston, 23; Broxton, Kansas City, 23.


U.S. Amateur Scores U.S. Amateur Scores Wednesday At Cherry Hills Country Club Course Cherry Hills Village, Colo. Yardage: 7,409; Par: 71 First Round-Match Play Bobby Wyatt, Mobile, Ala. (132) def. Taylor Hancock, Clearwater, Fla. (143), 4 and 2 Matthew Stieger, Australia (141) def. Jade Scott, Daingerfield, Texas (141), 7 and 5 Justin Thomas, Goshen, Ky. (139) def. Barry Dyche, Charlotte, N.C. (142), 3 and 1 Max Homa, Valencia, Calif. (139) def. Corey Conners, Canada (142), 5 and 4 Devin Miertschin, El Paso, Texas (138) def. Drew Evans, Dallas (143), 3 and 2 Bobby Leopold, Cranston, R.I. (142) def. Michael Kim, Del Mar, Calif. (141), 20 holes Oliver Goss, Australia (138) def. Eli Cole, Los Angeles (143), 3 and 1 Michael Miller, Brewster, N.Y. (142) def. Brett Drewitt, Australia (140), 19 holes Devon Purser, Clearfield, Utah (143) def. Sebastian Vazquez, Mexico (135), 4 and 3 Adam Schenk, Vincennes, Ind. (141) def. Oliver Schniederjans, Powder Springs, Ga. (141), 2 and 1 Patrick Duncan Jr., Rancho Santa Fe, Calif. (143) def. Nicholas Reach, Moscow, Pa. (139), 1 up Ricardo Gouveia, Portugal (140) def. Eric Frazzetta, Long Beach, Calif. (142), 4 and 3 Michael Weaver, Fresno, Calif. (143) def. Zac Blair, Ogden, Utah (136), 2 and 1 Patrick Rodgers, Avon, Ind. (141) def. Justin Spray, Gold Canyon, Ariz. (141), 3 and 2 Thomas Pieters, Belgium (143) def. Jordan Spieth, Dallas (138), 1 up Albin Choi, Canada (142) def. Mackenzie Hughes, Canada (140), 2 and 1 Steven Fox, Hendersonville, Tenn. (143) def. Jeff Osberg, Philadelphia (134), 3 and 2 Douglas Hanzel, Savannah, Ga. (141) def. Andrew Biggadike, Ridgewood, N.J. (141), 3 and 2 Zack Munroe, Charlotte, N.C. (139) def. Michael Schoolcraft, Englewood, Colo. (142), 19 holes Todd White, Spartanburg, S.C. (142) def. Jonathan De Los Reyes, Antioch, Calif. (139), 3 and 1 Edouard Espana, France (143) def. Curtis Thompson, Coral Springs, Fla. (138), 1 up Justin Shin, Canada (141) def. Brad Valois, Warwick, R.I. (142), 1 up Chris Williams, Moscow, Idaho (138) def. Peter Williamson, Hanover, N.H. (143), 3 and 2 Adam Stephenson, Greenville, N.C. (140) def. Carlos Ortiz, Mexico (142), 1 up Cheng-Tsung Pan, Taiwan (134) def. Evan Bowser, Dearborn, Mich. (143), 4 and 3 Gavin Green, Malaysia (141) def. Derek Ernst, Clovis, Calif. (141), 3 and 1 Talor Gooch, Midwest City, Okla. (139) def. T.J. Mitchell, Albany, Ga. (143), 5 and 3 Andrew Presley, Fort Worth, Texas (142) def. Bryson Dechambeau, Clovis, Calif. (140), 19 holes Brandon Hagy, Westlake Village, Calif. (137) def. Denny McCarthy, Rockville, Md. (143), 19 holes Paul Misko, Thousand Oaks, Calif. (141) def. Kenny Cook, Noblesville, Ind. (141), 20 holes Patrick Newcomb, Benton, Ky. (143) def. Richard Lamb, South Bend, Ind. (138), 2 and 1 Michael Hebert, Alpharetta, Ga. (140) def. Todd Sinnott, Australia (142), 6 and 4 Thursday's Second-Round Pairings Times EDT 9:30 a.m. — Bobby Wyatt, Mobile, Ala. (132) vs. Matthew Stieger, Australia (141) 9:40 a.m. — Justin Thomas, Goshen, Ky. (139) vs. Max Homa, Valencia, Calif. (139) 9:50 a.m. — Devin Miertschin, El Paso, Texas (138) vs. Bobby Leopold, Cranston, R.I. (142) 10 a.m. — Oliver Goss, Australia (138) vs. Michael Miller, Brewster, N.Y. (142) 10:10 a.m. — Devon Purser, Clearfield, Utah (143) vs. Adam Schenk, Vincennes, Ind. (141) 10:20 a.m. — Patrick Duncan Jr., Rancho Santa Fe, Calif. (143) vs. Ricardo Gouveia, Portugal (140) 10:30 a.m. — Michael Weaver, Fresno, Calif. (143) vs. Patrick Rodgers, Avon, Ind. (141)

10:40 a.m. — Thomas Pieters, Belgium (143) vs. Albin Choi, Canada (142) 10:50 a.m. — Steven Fox, Hendersonville, Tenn. (143) vs. Douglas Hanzel, Savannah, Ga. (141) 11 a.m. — Zack Munroe, Charlotte, N.C. (139) vs. Todd White, Spartanburg, S.C. (142) 11:10 a.m. — Edouard Espana, France (143) vs. Justin Shin, Canada (141) 11:20 a.m. — Chris Williams, Moscow, Idaho (138) vs. Adam Stephenson, Greenville, N.C. (140) 11:30 a.m. — Cheng-Tsung Pan, Taiwan (134) vs. Gavin Green, Malaysia (141) 11:40 a.m. — Talor Gooch, Midwest City, Okla. (139) vs. Andrew Presley, Fort Worth, Texas (142) 11:50 a.m. — Brandon Hagy, Westlake Village, Calif. (137) vs. Paul Misko, Thousand Oaks, Calif. (141) Noon — Patrick Newcomb, Benton, Ky. (143) vs. Michael Hebert, Alpharetta, Ga. (140)


MLS Standings Major League Soccer All Times EDT EASTERN CONFERENCE W L T Pts GF GA 7 4 43 30 22 Sporting KC 13 New York 12 7 5 41 40 34 Houston 11 6 7 40 35 27 11 7 5 38 28 25 Chicago D.C. 11 8 3 36 36 29 Montreal 10 13 3 33 36 43 8 8 5 29 21 22 Columbus Philadelphia 7 12 2 23 23 27 New England 6 12 5 23 26 29 5 13 4 19 25 40 Toronto FC WESTERN CONFERENCE W L T Pts GF GA 14 5 5 47 47 29 San Jose Real Salt Lake 13 9 3 42 36 30 Seattle 10 6 7 37 32 24 11 4 37 44 40 Los Angeles 11 Vancouver 10 7 7 37 28 29 FC Dallas 6 11 8 26 29 34 9 5 26 14 25 Chivas USA 7 Colorado 8 15 1 25 31 35 Portland 5 12 5 20 20 37 NOTE: Three points for victory, one point for tie. Wednesday's Games Columbus 1, Los Angeles 1, tie Portland at Toronto FC FC Dallas at Vancouver Saturday's Games Vancouver at Seattle FC, 4 p.m. Sporting Kansas City at Toronto FC, 4:30 p.m. San Jose at Montreal, 7:30 p.m. New England at Chicago, 8:30 p.m. FC Dallas at Real Salt Lake, 9 p.m. Chivas USA at Colorado, 9 p.m. Sunday's Games Philadelphia at D.C. United, 5 p.m. Portland at New York, 7 p.m. Columbus at Houston, 9 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 22 Chicago at D.C. United, 7:30 p.m. Toronto FC at Columbus, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 24 Real Salt Lake at Philadelphia, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 25 D.C. United at Montreal, 4:30 p.m. New England at Columbus, 7:30 p.m. Toronto FC at Houston, 8:30 p.m. Seattle FC at Chivas USA, 10:30 p.m. Colorado at San Jose, 10:30 p.m. Vancouver at Portland, 10:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 26 FC Dallas at Los Angeles, 7 p.m. New York at Sporting Kansas City, 9 p.m.


WNBA Standings WNBA Glance All Times EDT EASTERN CONFERENCE L Pct GB W Connecticut 15 4 .789 — Indiana 10 7 .588 4 9 10 .474 6 Atlanta Chicago 8 9 .471 6 New York 6 12 .333 8½ 4 14 .222 10½ Washington WESTERN CONFERENCE W L Pct GB 15 4 .789 — Minnesota San Antonio 13 5 .722 1½ Los Angeles 15 6 .714 1 9 10 .474 6 Seattle 4 15 .211 11 Phoenix Tulsa 3 15 .167 11½ Tuesday's Games No games scheduled Wednesday's Games No games scheduled Thursday's Games Washington at Indiana, 7 p.m. Connecticut at New York, 7 p.m. Phoenix at Seattle, 10 p.m. Friday's Games Washington at Minnesota, 8 p.m. San Antonio at Tulsa, 8 p.m. Atlanta at Chicago, 8:30 p.m.

TV Schedule TV SportsWatch (All times Eastern) Schedule subject to change and/or blackouts. Thursday, Aug. 16 GOLF 3 p.m. TGC — PGA Tour, Wyndham Championship, first round, at Greensboro, N.C. 6:30 p.m. TGC — USGA, U.S. Amateur Championship, second round matches, at Cherry Hills Village, Colo. (same-day tape) LITTLE LEAGUE BASEBALL 1 p.m. ESPN — World Series, opening round, teams TBD, at South Williamsport, Pa. 3 p.m. ESPN — World Series, opening round, teams TBD, at South Williamsport, Pa. 5 p.m. ESPN2 — World Series, opening round, teams TBD, at South Williamsport, Pa. 8 p.m. ESPN — World Series, opening round, teams TBD, at South Williamsport, Pa. MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL 1 p.m. MLB — Texas at N.Y. Yankees 7 p.m. MLB — Regional coverage, N.Y. Mets at Cincinnati or Boston at Baltimore NFL FOOTBALL 8 p.m. FOX — Preseason, Cincinnati at Atlanta TENNIS 1 p.m. ESPN2 — ATP World Tour, Western & Southern Open, round of 16, at Mason, Ohio 7 p.m. ESPN2 — ATP World Tour, Western & Southern Open, round of 16, at Mason, Ohio

Transactions Wednesday's Sports Transactions BASEBALL COMMISSIONER'S OFFICE—Suspended San Francisco OF Melky Cabrera 50 games for violating Major League Baseball's Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program. American League BALTIMORE ORIOLES—Assigned OF Endy Chavez outright to Norfolk (IL). KANSAS CITY ROYALS—Released 2B Yuniesky Betancourt. MINNESOTA TWINS—Selected the contract of SS Pedro Florimon from Rochester (IL). TORONTO BLUE JAYS—Agreed to terms with C Yorvit Torrealba on a minor league contract. National League CHICAGO CUBS—Fired vice president of player personnel Oneri Fleita. COLORADO ROCKIES—Recalled RHP Guillermo Moscoso from Colorado Springs (PCL). Designated RHP Mike Ekstrom for assignment. NEW YORK METS—Assigned LHP Garrett Olson outright to Buffalo (IL). Optioned C Rob Johnson to Buffalo. ST. LOUIS CARDINALS—Agreed to terms with 1B Brock Peterson on a minor league contract. SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS—Placed RHP Brad Penny on the 15-day DL. Recalled RHP Dan Otero from Fresno (PCL). Assigned RHP Guillermo Mota to the AZL Giants. BASKETBALL National Basketball Association CLEVELAND CAVALIERS—Named Koby Altman pro personnel manager. DETROIT PISTONS—Signed F Khris Middleton. HOUSTON ROCKETS—Waived C Josh Harrellson. FOOTBALL National Football League CAROLINA PANTHERS—Waived G Andre Ramsey. Signed RB Armond Smith. NEW YORK GIANTS—Placed DT Martin Parker on the waived-injured list. Signed DT Carlton Powell and DT Oren Wilson. NEW YORK JETS—Signed CB LeQuan Lewis.



Thursday, August 16, 2012



Newton’s Bobby Gerodimos watches a pitch shot on the 13th hole Wednesday at Echo Hills.


Covington D.J. Seger (left) watches a tee shot, while Miami East’s Ryan Bergamn hits an approach shot.

Russia’s Treg Francis watches a tee shot.



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Thursday, August 16, 2012

2012 Miami County


At the Fair


Today - August 16 9:a.m. Market Barrow Sale 9:30 a.m. Miami County Horse Fun Day — Horse Arena, ending at 6 p.m. 10 a.m. Duke Lundgard Bldg. opens FFA Shop/Crop opens Art Hall opens Horticulture Hall opens Merchants Bldg. opens Vendor Displays opens 1 p.m. Single Market Rabbit Sale — Immediately followed by Pen of Market Rabbits Sale — Immediately followed by Pen of Market Chickens Sale — Immediately followed by Single Market Tom Turkey Sale — Immediately followed by Single Market Lamb Sale — Immediately followed by Market Goat Sale — Immediately followed by Dairy Steer Sale — Immediately followed by Market Steer/Market Heifer Sale 3 p.m. Rides/Games Open — $15 bracelets good all day and night 6 p.m. Duke Lundgard Bldg. dismissed FFA Shop/Crop Bldg. dismissed Art Hall dismissed Horticulture Hall dismissed Merchant Bldg. closes Vendor Displays closes 7 p.m. Higgins Madewell — Entertainment Tent 7:30 p.m. Demolition Derby — Grandstand (Grandstand $5, Pit Pass $15) Concessions — North, East of Goat Barn and North of Sheep Barn closes (Concession Chairman will release you) 8:30 p.m. Concessions — West of Goat Barn and North of Sheep Barn closes (Concession Chairman will release you) 10:30 p.m. Concessions — All other on Main Drive and Grandstand Drive closes (Concession Chairman will release you) 11 p.m. Rides and Games close


Colin Gump, Carly Gump and Emily Johnson stand with their ewes Tuesday following a show at the Miami County Fairgrounds.

East teens sweep sheep Casstown teen Emily Johnson, 17, also had one of the best of the best at this year’s Ohio State Fair, with the Grand Champion Dorset lamb. A trio of Miami East teens “This year it was really spemade a clean “sheep” sweep of cial,” Johnson said. “It was cool many of the market lamb to have a champion and a events during the Miami chance at the final drive.” County Fair this week. Johnson said she enjoyed the Colin Gump, 16, of Fletcher Ohio State Fair experience, but and his sister Carly, 13, were still had a lot of fun taking winners of the junior market Reserve Grand Champion lamb show with Carly grabbing Market Lamb behind Colin’s grand champion pen of two project at this year’s county lambs and Colin securing grand fair. Johnson also grabbed the champion market lamb earlier enjoys showing market lambs at the higher competition levels Reserve Grand Champion Born this week. where his hard work has been and Raised Market Lamb, “When I get in the show recognized. Colin exhibited the behind Colin’s Grand ring, I’m in my own little world,” Colin said. The 16-year- Grand Champion Suffolk lamb Champion Born and Raised at this year’s Ohio State Fair. market lamb and was second to old also was named Showman “It’s just more competition,” Colin’s Showmanship skills. of Showmen during the fair’s he said of being part of final “Colin beats me,” Johnson showmanship competition. Colin said showing lambs is selection of the best of the best said with a laugh, noting that it’s always a friendly, fun and “more like a hobby” and he also in the state. BY MELANIE YINGST Staff Writer

2012 Miami County Fair

A golden day at the fair

Fairly surprised Helman, 12, wins top prize in first year showing rabbits

BY BETHANY J. ROYER Staff Writer There were familiar faces and a lot of newcomers partaking in the annual Golden Anniversary photo and luncheon at the Miami County Fair Wednesday. With the sun moving high into the sky, couples who have been married 50 years or more congregated on the west side of the Horticulture Hall. Some sat in the bleachers prepared for them, others stood or came in wheelchairs and carts with their spouses to take part in what has become a long and popular tradition at the fair. Two of those many newcomer couples standing in the crowd included Al and Sue Twehues, of Tipp City, who have been married 58 years, with Jim and Wanda Mason standing close by. The latter have been married 53 years and hail from Bethel Township. The two couples had been neighbors for 26 years in Bethel Township before the Twehues moved to Tipp City after retirement. They also had gone to the same church, and both were taking advantage of the free admission, photo and luncheon offered to golden couples after reading about it in the

fierce competition between the two families. Carly said she enjoyed exhibiting her grand champion pen of two lambs. The pen of two competition exhibits two animals that must exhibit similar shape, size and muscle tone. “It’s different because you are showing two right beside each other,” she said. Carly said she likes showing pen of two lambs because of the team effort. “It’s not just you out there on your own.” Carly said she enjoys showing at the county fair and the chance to visit with family and friends. “It’s fun to see your hard work pay off,” she said. All three teens were part of Wednesday’s Sale of Champions.



Glenn and Carol Devers of Piqua were joined by Rosalie and Ron Young, also of Piqua, Wednesday at the Miami County Fairgrounds. newspaper. When asked about the secret behind a successfully long marriage, Sue Twehues responded, “Being friends, I think, for us it was always friends.” “You just have to get along,” said Wanda Mason of making it work, while explaining she had met her husband through a friend. Miriam and Robert Davis of Piqua also were in the crowd, having taken part in the tradition only recently as they’ve been married 57 years. The two met while bailing hay. Glenn and Carol Devers, also of Piqua, seated nearby, were newcomers with 52 years of marriage this coming November. “I don’t know why we didn’t do it last year, too busy I guess,” said Glenn Devers with a smile about not having attended the Golden Anniversary photo session in 2011. “We didn’t want to admit we were old,” said

Carol Devers, who shared that she had retired from the Sidney, Troy and Piqua newspaper in 1977, having started in the business as a teenager. “I loved my job, but it was time to leave.” When asked if they’d be back next year, Glenn Devers good-naturedly replied, “Lord willing and if the creek doesn’t rise.” Another couple in the mix with a long history of participating in the Golden Anniversary, the Miami County Fair and many other county-wide endeavors, were Marion and Fern Adams of Newton Township. Married 65 years, with six children, the couple wore matching red, white and blue patriotic shirts for the day’s event as Marion is a Navy World War II vet, having seen combat at Normandy (DDay) and four beaches. “Say yes to everything and never reject them,” said Adams of a successful marriage. “And eat what they put in front of you.”

In his first show, Brice Helman, 12, expected his camouflage-colored rabbit named Reese wouldn’t fare well among the competition — all white bunnies, for the most part. But instead, the spotted rabbit — a part of the Broken color classification — won the top prize in the Mini Rex category, comprised of small, soft, breeding rabbits. “I was overwhelmed. Being the first time showing, I was blown away,” said Helman Monday afternoon, a couple hours after being announced the winner. “I wasn’t sure if we’d do well because of his coloration, but I noticed the white ones weren’t during as well.” A few hours after garnering the top award, Helman said he had received many compliments about the rabbit’s white fur mixed with brown spots, which he dubbed a camouflage color. “He was more unusual than the other ones. He’s very nice,” Helman remarked while holding his six-month-old doe. The Morton Middle School student keeps the male rab-


Brice Helman, 12, holds his Mini Rex rabbit in front of the Rabbit/Poultry Barn Tuesday during the 2012 Miami County Fair. Helman is a part of the Ewes Hares and Creations 4-H Club. bit in a large cage at home. His mom, Amber Weldy, 38, could not have been more proud of her son. “I screamed,” Weldy said, beaming. “We were real excited. It was a thrilling day.” Helman’s cousin, Colten Weldy, 12, of Troy was another favorite for his rabbits. He too won grand champion, in not one but two competitions:

satin buck and satin doe. But the two cousins weren’t the only Miami County Fair winners in the family. Another cousin, Kendall Fritz of Pleasant Hill, won best of show in pies, and Weldy herself earned best of show for chocolate-covered toffee. “We had a whole family thing,” said Weldy, a 4-H adviser. “We’re making our rounds at the fair. It’s been an exciting last few days.”


Thursday, August 16, 2012





Blyth Palsgrove, 17, of Piqua, won Champion Graduate Open B 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 Nikki and Steve Palsgrove.

Jamie Hawkins, 14, of Fletcher, was named Miami County Dog Princess Saturday at the Miami County Dog Royalty Competition. She is a member of the Pampered STAFF PHOTO/LINDSAY NOCE STAFF PHOTO/LINDSAY NOCE Paws 4-H Club and is the Courtney Mulford, 14, of Mane Express 4-H Club in daughter of Mark and Gina Casstown, won Grand Champion in both Barrel Racer Olivia Norris, 13 of Ride On 4-H Club in Tipp City, won Reserve Champion for Showmanship. Hawkins. and Pole Bender competitions.

2012 MIAMI COUNTY FAIR RESULTS 5 Lauren Wright 6 Travis Sloan Class 2 1 Colin Gump 1st, Carol Battson and Denise 2 Paige Pence Burkett; 2nd, Marcia Shuman and 3 Cadence Gross Annette Mote; 3rd, Brenda 4 Mara Fine Eshelman and Logan Eshelman; 5 Olivia Westfall 4th, Dena Schneider and Sarah 6 Lindsay Brookhart Schneider; 5th, Tammy Niesley 7 Rebekah Eidemiller and Carol Bordelon; 6th, Amanda Class 3 Yingst and Kayla Ward; and 7th, 1 Emily Johnson Piqua Manor. 2 Andrew Dilts 3 Paige Pence Junior Fair Dog Show 4 Olivia Westfall 5 Lindsay Brookhart Dog - Obedience 6 Jakob Brunke Beginner Novice A Class 4 1 Emily Oldham Troy 1 Olivia McDade 2 Kelci Cooper Piqua 2 Colin Gump 3 Elsa Neidlinger Troy 3 Meagan McKinney 4 Nicki Zeitz Covington 4 Christine Moser 5 LeeAnn Cook Conover 5 Olivia Westfall 6 Anastasia (Ana) Minnich 6 Lindsay Brookhart Troy Class 5 7 Sierra Persinger West Milton 1 Olivia McDade 8 Natalie Zeitz Covington 2 Colin Gump 9 Miranda Miller Tipp City 3 Christine Moser 10 Megan Dailey Tipp City 4 Cadence Gross Beginner Novice B 5 Paige Pence 1 Megan Etherington Piqua 6 Lauren Wright 2 Allana Baumann Piqua Grand Champion — Olivia 3 Victoria Henderson Piqua 4 Christine Marlow Casstown McDade Reserve Champion — Colin 5 Monica Culver West Milton Gump 6 Rachael Hodge Tipp City 7 Hailey McPherson Piqua Market Steer/Heifer 8 Jillian Culver West Milton 9 Victoria McBride Piqua Born and Raised Show 10 Lucy Reed Troy 1 Dakota Albaugh, West 11 Sam Reed Troy Milton 12 Christin Libbee Piqua 2 Melissa Wilmoth, New Pre-Novice Carlisle 1 Kandace Sheafer Troy 3 Lane Davis, Fletcher 2 Alexis Cook Tipp City 4 Jacob Rife, Troy 3 Eryn Oldham Troy 5 Carson Hoke, Vandalia 4 Maya Vulcan Piqua 6 Devin Karnehm, Fletcher 5 Jamie Hawkins Fletcher 7 Shelby Roach, Casstown 6 Michelle Welch Tipp City 7 Maeve Vulcan Piqua 8 Aryana Wilson Tipp City Jr. Fair Crossbred 9 Brooke Klopfenstein Troy Does Class 10 Victoria Henderson Piqua 1 Crossbred doe, 0-4 months 11 Tristan Persinger West 1 Garrett Supinger Laura Milton 2 Alyssa Bennett West Milton Novice A 3 Zachary Kronenberger 1 Jon Irvin Piqua Fletcher 2 Amy Everett Fletcher Class 2 Crossbred doe, 4-8 Novice B months 1 Maya Vulcan Piqua 1 Eliza Hershberger New 2 Blythe Palsgrove Piqua Carlisle 3 Kate Bowser Tipp City 2 Hunter Clark Covington Open A 1 Kaylynn Young West 3 Amanda Black West Milton Milton 4 Robert Bim-Merle Piqua Grad Open B 5 Nicole Ressler Laura 1 Blythe Palsgrove Piqua 6 Libby Everett Fletcher Dog - Grooming/Showmanship 7 Jessica Erwin Laura Junior Division A, 9-11 years 8 Alayna Bennett West Milton 1 Christine Marlow Casstown 9 Eryn Oldham Troy 2 Rebecca Rosier Piqua Class 3 Crossbred doe, 8-12 3 Elsa Neidlinger Troy months 4 Natalie Zeitz Covington 1 Eliza Hershberger New 5 Lucy Reed Troy Carlisle 6 Kelci Cooper Piqua 2 Hannah Deane Ludlow Falls Intermediate A, 12-14 years Junior Champion Eliza 1 LeeAnn Cook Conover Hershberger New Carlisle 2 Anastasia (Ana) Minnich Reserve Junior Champion Troy 3 Sierra Persinger West Milton Hunter Clark Covington Class 4 Crossbred doe, 12-16 4 Nicki Zeitz Covington months Junior Division B, 9-11 years 1 Katrina Bendickson Troy 1 Alexis Cook Tipp City Class 5 Crossbred doe, 16-20 2 Kate Bowser Tipp City months 3 Hailey McPherson Piqua 1 Mitchell Bim-Merle Piqua 4 Victoria McBride Piqua 2 Cody Reid Fletcher 5 Jillian Culver West Milton 3 Kearsten Kirby Piqua 6 Maeve Vulcan Piqua 4 Alyssa Bennett West Milton 7 Aryana Wilson Tipp City 5 Levi Reid Fletcher 8 Sam Reed Troy 6 Brooke North Fletcher 9 Brooke Klopfenstein Troy 7 Emily Swindell Piqua 10 Tristan Persinger West Senior Champion Mitchel BimMilton Merle Piqua Intermediate B, 12-14 years Reserve Senior Champion 1 Megan Etherington Piqua Cody Reid Fletcher 2 Maya Vulcan Piqua Grand Champion Crossbred 3 Allana Baumann Piqua Doe — Eliza Hershberger New 4 Monica Culver West Milton Carlisle 5 Jon Irvin Piqua Reserve Grand Champion 6 Jamie Hawkins Fletcher Crossbred Doe — Mitchell BimSr Division B, 15 & over Merle Piqua 1 Blythe Palsgrove Piqua 2 Kaylynn Young West Milton Goat Showmanship 3 Eric Hyer Troy 4 Kandace Sheafer Troy Goat Showman of Showmen: 5 Christin Libbee Piqua 1st Place, Brodi Voight, Tipp City 6 Michelle Welch Tipp City Junior Division: 1st Place, 7 Amy Everett Fletcher Brodi Voight, Tipp City

Christmas Tree Decorating Contest

Open sheep jackpot show Class 1 1 Ella Fine 2 Chloe Gump 3 Audrey Trick 4 Lindsay Brookhart

Intermediate Division: 1st Place, Eliza Hershberger, New Carlisle Senior Division: 1st Place, Amanda Black, West Milton Pee Wee Division: Carrick Kuta, age 5; Kaden Kuta, age 3; Dottie Everett, age 7; Isaac Bed, age 7; Keira Kirby, age 7; Jacob

Roeth, sge 7; Sunee Hazel, age 8; Ryan Lohnes, age 4; Marisa Savini, age 8; Luke Fulton; age 4; Arianna Vannus, age 7; Brock Ritchea, age 7; and Emmie Bohse, age 8.

Pies 01 - Pumpkin 1 Payne, Lelah Refrigerated Pies 01 - Pumpkin 2 Rapp, Bonnie Refrigerated Pies 01 - Pumpkin 3 Delcamp, Charlotte Refrigerated Pies 03 - Lemon Meringue 1 Tablescaping Shuman, Marcia Refrigerated 1st, Dena Schneider and Pies 03 - Lemon Meringue 2 Sarah Schneider; 2nd ,Jennifer Ferryman, Monica Dickensheets; 3rd, Amanda Refrigerated Pies 04 - Chocolate Yingst and Kayla Ward; 4th, 1 Logan Eshelman and Brenda Delcamp, Charlotte Eshelman; 5th, Kendra Beal and Refrigerated Pies 08 - Sugar Simon Parke; 6th, Shon Parke Cream or Old Fashioned Cream and Pami Parke; 7th, Deb 2 Ruemmele and Stacy Stang; and Kunkleman, Jeff Refrigerated 8th, Lindsey Yingst and Emily Pies 08 - Sugar Cream or Old Thimmes. Fashioned Cream 3 Zwiebel, Heidi Refrigerated Pen of Two Sheep Pies 08 - Sugar Cream or Old Fashioned Cream 1 Class 1 Delcamp, Charlotte Place, ID number, weight, Refrigerated Pies 09 - Peanut name and city Butter Cream 1 5th 257 105 Gavin Alexander Neves, Viola Refrigerated Pies Pleasant Hill, 238 103 Gavin - Peanut Butter Cream 3 09 Alexander Pleasant Hill Quinter, Andrea Refrigerated 6th 216 119 Kaitlyn Hawes Pies 09 - Peanut Butter Cream 2 Piqua, 221 111 Kaitlyn Hawes Deeter, Stephany Refrigerated Piqua Pies 10 - Other 3 7th 273 133 Jake Mingus Tipp Fritz, Kendal Refrigerated Pies City, 276 115 Jake Mingus Tipp 10 - Other 1 Sunday - Best of City 1st 282 130 Kaitlyn Thompson Show Fritz, Kendal Cheese Cakes Troy, 226 121 Kaitlyn Thompson 01 - Baked 1 Sunday - Best of Troy Show 2nd 279 124 Olivia Westfall Quinter, Andrea Cheese Troy, 263 131 Olivia Westfall Troy Cakes 01 - Baked 3 4th 286 124 Rebekah Williams, Cindy Cheese Eidemiller Fletcher, 269 132 Cakes 01 - Baked 2 Rebekah Eidemiller Fletcher Cost, Lori Cheese Cakes 02 3rd 248 121 Lauren Wright Non-Baked 2 Fletcher, 290 138 Lauren Wright Hampton, Brianna Cheese Fletcher Cakes 02 - Non-Baked 3 Class 2 Rapp, Bonnie Cheese Cakes 4th 278 130 Lindsay Brookhart 02 - Non-Baked 1 Tipp City, 202 133 Lindsay Cheesecake Plaque sponBrookhart Tipp City sored by Kay’s was awarded to 6th 254 129 Colin Hawes Kendel Fritz. Piqua, 242 138 Colin Hawes Refrigerated Pies Plaque Piqua sponsored by Wertz Hardware 1st 255 140 Carly Gump was awarded to Kendel Fritz. Fletcher, 241 130 Carly Gump Strawberry Day Plaque sponFletcher sored by Fulton Farms was 5th 228 148 Cadence Gross awarded to Alison Cress. Casstown, 217 125 Cadence Gross Casstown 3rd 208 134 Courtney Magoto Dairy Goat Show Piqua, 261 140 Courtney Magoto 04 - Doe 4 years and over Piqua 1 Haily Bohse, West Milton 2nd 211 134 Christine Moser 2 Allie Bohse, West Milton Troy, 220 140 Christine Moser 06 - Doe dry yearling 1 year Troy and under 2 Grand Champion — Carly 1 Keagan Carsey, Troy Gump Champion Dairy Doe — Haily Reserve Champion — Kaitlyn Bohse, West Milton Thompson Reserve Champion Dairy Doe — Keagan Carsey, Troy

Poultry Showmanship

Poultry Showman of Dairy Beef Showmen: 1st, Emma Showmanship Eichenauer, Vandalia Showman of Showmen — Senior Division, 15 and older: 1st, Kara Wise Pleasant Hill; 2nd, Lindsey Roeth Junior Division — Wyatt Haley Adams, Pleasant Hill: 3rd, Jones Troy Fox, Vandalia; and 4th, Intermediate Division Allyson Supinger, Fletcher 1 Brenna Newton Intermediate Division 12 to 14 2 Hunter Sharp years old: 1st, Emma Eichenauer, 3 Brianna Ellish Vandalia; 2nd, Kameron Paulus, Senior Division West Milton; 3rd, Emaleigh Bush, 1 Lindsey Roeth Tipp City; 4th, Madison Potts, 2 Whitney Lang Troy; 5th, Weston Hodge, Tipp 3 Charlie Waught City; 6th, Jeffery Strawser, West 4 Dusty Elsass Milton; 7th, Ethan Neth, Troy; and 5 Kolin Bendickson 8th, Lorenza Savini, Troy; 6 Sara Dungan Junior Division 9 to 11 years 7 Kendra Beckman old: 1st, Kaitlyn Hawes, Piqua; 8 Abby Everett 2nd, Bethany Weldy, Covington; 9 Justin Millhouse 3rd ,Lydia Thumser, Tipp City; 4th, Mallory Bush, Tipp City; 5th, Hanna Copley, Tipp City; 6th, Sheep Wyatt Neth, Troy; and 7th, Showmanship Samuel Chappie, Troy. Senior Division 1 Colin Gump Fletcher Speciality Desserts 2 Kaitlyn Thompson Troy — Classes 190-192 3 Meagan McKinney Troy 4 Lindsay Brookhart Tipp City Payne, Lelah Strawberry Day 5 Bekah Eidemiller Fletcher 01 - Iced Cake 1 6 Olivia Edgell Fletcher Shuman, Marcia Strawberry 7 Colin Hawes Piqua Day 01 - Iced Cake 2 8 Travis Sloan West Milton Mitchem, James Strawberry 9 Stephanie Fetters Laura Day 02 - Cookies 1 10 Courtney Magato Piqua Neves, Viola Strawberry Day Intermediate Division 03 - Quick Breads 1 1 Carly Gump Fletcher Rapp, Bonnie Strawberry Day 2 Kamron Paulus West Milton 03 - Quick Breads 2 3 Kassidy Thompson Troy Cost, Scott Strawberry Day 04 4 Christine Moser Troy - Pie 1 5 Maddy Taylor Troy Cress, Alison Strawberry Day 6 Jake Mingus Tipp City 06 - Other 1 Sunday - Best of Junior Division Show 1 Olivia Westfall Troy Mote, Annette Refrigerated

2 Lauren Wright Fletcher 3 Kaitlyn Hawes Piqua 4 Jakob Brunke Casstown 5 Audrey Trick Tipp City 6 Cadence Gross Casstown 7 Katelynn Wallace Casstown Showman of Showmen — Colin Gump Fletcher Kiddie Division 1 Kyle Wright Fletcher 1 Tommy Wallace Casstown 1 Chloe Gump Fletcher 1 Caley McCarroll West Milton 1 Luke Brunke Casstown 1 Ethan Fine Troy 1 McKenzie Noble Conover Adult Division Eric Wright Fletcher Adult Fun Division (Teams) 1 Scott Paulus West Milton 1 Kodi Paulus West Milton 2 Deb Bell Casstown 2 Dewayne Woodward Fletcher 3 Larry Hawes Piqua 3 Justin Furrow Casstown

Jr. Fair Market Goat Class 1 - Lightweights 1 Amy Hahn Troy 2 Jacob Albright Covington 3 Zachary Kronenberger Fletcher 4 Katelynn Pence Piqua 5 Kimberly Laughman Pleasant Hill 6 Libby Carpenter Piqua 7 Ethan Swindell Piqua 8 Emily Swindell Piqua 9 John Laughman Pleasant Hill 10 Hannah Deane Ludlow Falls Class 2 - Division I 1 Emily Beal Conover 2 Ashley Albright Covington 3 Erica Ritchea Troy 4 Alyssa Bennett West Milton 5 Brandon Stewart Arcanum 6 Kira Rohr Troy 7 Cameron DeWeese Piqua 8 Trevor Miller Covington 9 Tanner Church Troy 10 Abby Hissong Troy Class 3 - Division I 1 Brodi Voight Tipp City 2 Kayla Cassel Piqua 3 Grant Hodge Tipp City 4 Hailey Baker Troy 5 Claire Bim-Merle Piqua 6 Hunter Clark Covington 7 Simon Parke Bradford 8 Justin DeWeese Piqua 9 Robert Bim-Merle Piqua 10 Zachary Kronenberger Fletcher Class 4 - Division I 1 Brodi Voight Tipp City 2 Abby Everett Fletcher 3 Eric Swartz Ludlow Falls 4 Hunter Clark Covington 5 Erica Ritchea Troy 6 Abby Hissong Troy 7 Kati Runner Troy 8 John Savini Troy 9 Emily Beal Conover 10 Aizlyn Swartz Covington Division I Champion — Brodi Voight Tipp City Division I Reserve Champion — Brodi Voight Tipp City Class 5 - Division II 1 Audrey Trick Tipp City 2 Tabitha Snider Covington 3 Cole Taylor New Carlisle 4 Branden Robinson Covington 5 Zach Hitchcock Covington 6 Justin DeWeese Piqua 7 Tanner Church Troy 8 Autumn Taylor New Carlisle 9 John Laughman Pleasant Hill 10 Nick Hissong Troy 11 Katrina Bendickson Troy Class 6 - Division II 1 Amy Hahn Troy 2 Alayna Bennett West Milton 3 Savannah Holzen Troy 4 Katie Sherman Piqua 5 Audrey Trick Tipp City 6 Courtney Magoto Piqua 7 Mitchell Bim-Merle Piqua 8 Eryn Oldham Troy 9 Jack Runner Troy 10 Bryan Pence Piqua 11 Taylor James Piqua Class 7 - Division II 1 Colin Gump Fletcher 2 Kenton Dickison Pleasant Hill 3 Alaina Hawthorn Tipp City 4 Terra Vanover Piqua 5 Tabitha Snider Covington 6 Taylor James Piqua 7 Zechariah VanBuren Troy 8 Terra Vanover Piqua

9 Mitchell Seman Piqua 10 Brandon Stewart Arcanum 11 Amanda Black West Milton 12 Matthew Moore Fletcher Division II Champion — Colin Gump Fletcher Division II Reserve Champion — Amy Hahn Troy Class 8 - Division III 1 Lauren Seman Piqua 2 Adam Bensman Troy 3 Chelsea Sherman Piqua 4 Ariel Robinson Covington 5 Jese Shell Covington 6 Annie Bennett West Milton 7 John Savini Troy 8 David Robinson Covington 9 Kayla Cassel Piqua 10 Garrett Supinger Laura 11 Ethin Bendickson Troy 12 Trevor Miller Covington 13 Kimberly Laughman Pleasant Hill 14 Madeline Brown West Milton Class 9 - Division III 1 Blake Magoto Piqua 2 Eliza Hershberger New Carlisle 3 Jarrett Winner Piqua 4 Stevee Hazel Fletcher 5 Logan Dickison Pleasant Hill 6 Rachael Hodge Tipp City 7 Hailey Baker Troy 8 Kearsten Kirby Piqua 9 Christian DeWeese Piqua 10 Heather Ressler Laura 11 Holly Green Troy Class 10 - Division III 1 Jarrett Winner Piqua 2 Samantha Snider Covington 3 Blake Magoto Piqua 4 Courtney Magoto Piqua 5 Austin Brown Troy 6 Mitchell Seman Piqua 7 Lauren Seman Piqua 8 Stella Hazel Fletcher 9 Dylan Hahn Troy 10 Carly Shell Covington 11 Kearsten Kirby Piqua 12 Olivia Brown West Milton 13 Trent Brown Tipp City 14 Kristen Dickison Pleasant Hill Division III Champion — Blake Magoto Piqua Division III Reserve Champion — Jarrett Winner Piqua Class 11 - Division IV 1 Savannah Holzen Troy 2 Emily Hornberger Troy 3 Emily Hornberger Troy 4 Nicole Ressler Laura 5 Jessica Erwin Laura 6 Nick Hissong Troy 7 Adam Bensman Troy 8 Ashley Hahn Troy 9 Casey Wagg Covington 10 Jack Shell Covington Class 12 - Division IV 1 Samantha Snider Covington 2 Eliza Hershberger New Carlisle 3 Eryn Oldham Troy 4 Jacob Hornberger Troy 5 John Green Troy 6 Jacob Hornberger Troy 7 Cheyenne Parke Bradford Division IV Champion Savannah Holzen Troy Division IV Reserve Champion — Samantha Snider Covington Grand Champion Market Goat — Blake Magoto Piqua Reserve Grand Champion Market Goat — Savannah Holzen Troy

Crossbred Ewe Lambs 1 Cadence Gross: 2 Garrett Shafer; 3 Travis Sloan; 4 Colin Hawes; 5 Kaitlyn Hawes; 6 Travis Sloan; 7 Jake Mingus; and 8 Jake Mingus.

Market Steer Showmanship Showman of Showmen — Kaitlyn Thompson Junior Division 1 Katelynn Wallace 2 Lane Davis 3 Vanessa Ford-Wirrig Intermediate Division 1 Sierra Gostomsky 2 Kassidy Thompson 3 Jese Shell 4 Hannah Davis Senior Division 1 Brandon Newton 2 Shelby Roach 3 Melissa Wilmoth 4 Alexandria Ford-Wirrig 5 Trenton Tigner













HOROSCOPE BY FRANCES DRAKE For Friday, Aug. 17, 2012 ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Today might be the best day of the year to ask yourself if you have enough play time in your life. It’s important to express your creative side, because you’re an impulsive romantic. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Today is the best time all year to ask yourself what you can do to improve your home and also your family relationships. These are important areas for you. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Examine your daily surroundings and your relationships with daily contacts. What is your communication like with the people you meet day to day? Think about this today. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Think about your earnings, cash flow and assets. You want to feel secure, especially with home and family. Do you feel secure? LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) The only New Moon in your sign all year is taking place today. Therefore, ask yourself what you can do to improve your relationships with those who are closest to you. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) This is a good day for introspection and self-reflection. Ask yourself, “What really matters in life?” You don’t want to be 89 years old saying, “I blew it.” LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) You need others in your life, because you are a social sign. You like to socialize with others. Today is a good time to recognize who you value. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) Today’s New Moon is the perfect opportunity for you to think about where you are headed in life. Are you going in the direction you want? SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) What further education or travel would improve your job skills or enrich your life? Think about what would benefit you today. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) You value your reputation, which is one reason why it’s important for you to clean up your debt situation and tidy up loose ends regarding shared property. Just do it. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) This is the best day of the year to think how to improve your partnerships and closest friendships. There must be something — nobody’s perfect. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) How can you give yourself better health as well as a better enjoyment of your work? What new attitude or new regime might you adopt to bring this about? YOU BORN TODAY You are always down-to-earth and forceful. Although you can appear to be casual, you’re actually very serious about whatever you say or do. You also can be explosive! You know how to use humor to soften what you say and get your way. Invariably, you will run the show. (Ah, yes.) In the next year, an important choice will arise. Choose wisely. Birthdate of: Robert De Niro, actor; Mae West, actress/humorist; Judith Regan, book publisher/TV-radio personality. (c) 2012 King Features Syndicate, Inc.






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Apply at: City of Piqua Human Resources Dept. 201 W. Water Street Piqua, Ohio 45356 Visit our website at: to download application

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The Council on Rural Services, a non-profit organization, serving 9 counties in Ohio is seeking a highly-skilled and experienced Human Resource Director to join our leadership team in Piqua, Ohio. The ideal candidate must be energetic, hardworking, motivated, and reflect the leadership traits that support excellence throughout the agency. Ideal candidates will have a Master’s degree in Human Resource Management or related field and 4 or more years of related experience (PHR/SPHR certification is a plus). Skills must include ability to implement strategic plans that ensure compliance with state, federal and other regulatory requirements and provide operational oversight of the HR Department, hiring practices, benefit programs, professional development, and ability to create, understand and interpret all organizational policies and procedures. We offer a comprehensive benefit package and a minimum starting salary of $68,778. To apply please send cover letter and resume to or visit our website at


Inside Classified Sales Specialist We are seeking motivated individuals who will be able to provide exceptional customer service to our customers in a variety of marketable areas including the manufacturing, healthcare, transportation, educational and employment staffing industries. The ideal candidate will manage inbound and outbound classified advertising calls by demonstrating expert product knowledge and developing and maintaining relationships with existing clients as well as cultivating new. As an Inside Classified Sales Specialist, you will sell a variety of classified advertising packages including employment, promotions and private party advertising. An established account base is provided and will be expected to be maximized to full potential. The successful candidate should have familiarity of order entry software. Knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel is required. Excellent written and verbal communication skills and the ability to multi-task are also required. Inside advertising sales or telemarketing experience is preferred. This position is full time with salary, commission and benefits.


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

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

TROY, nice duplexes cozy 2 bedroom $450 spacious 3 bedroom $700 no pets (937)845-2039 TROY, PIQUA, Clean quiet safe, 1 bedroom, $459 includes water No pets! (937)778-0524


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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

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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.



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

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550 Flea Markets/Bazaars HUGE FLEA MARKET, August 18th, 8am-5pm at the Homestead, 3815 Rench Road, Covington, More than 20 booths will be set up with primitives, antiques, furniture, clothing, sporting equipment and much much more!

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

BRADFORD, 3 bedroom with air, 1.5 garage with 220, w/d hookup, $575 plus deposit. (937)448-2445

LIVING ROOM suite, Couch, Loveseat and 2 chairs, $250, (937)773-4509

PIQUA AREA, Candlewood, 908 Marlboro. 3 bedroom, $750 + deposit. Call (937)778-9303 days, (937)604-5417 evenings.

577 Miscellaneous BAR, roll top Lane, $100. call (937)773-6209 or (937)418-2504.

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

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, 521, 611 Downing, 613, 621 Caldwell 325 Park. Thursday, Friday, Saturday, 9-3. HISTORIC DISTRICT NEIGHBORHOOD SALE! Furniture, kid and adult clothes, doll house miniatures, collectibles, original oil paintings, CD's, DVD's, videos, household and lighting fixtures, toys, records, elephant collection, toaster oven, kitchen items, vacuum cleaner, treadmill, plants, boat cover, holiday decor, etc!

PIQUA, 916 Caldwell Street, Friday & Saturday 9am-2pm, Girls & boys clothes size up to 10-12, toys, Webkins, WWE wrestlers, 2 toy boxes, Avon & More miscellaneous items

FLETCHER 5995 E ST RT 36. Friday and Saturday 9-3. Household items, twin girls (sizes 6-10) and adult clothes, paint sprayer, stand/light, microwave and more!!!! 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, 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 1501 Echo Lake Dr. Saturday 12-5. Mainly household items, tools, and more.

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PIQUA, 1123 Echo Lake Drive, Saturday 9am-4pm, Sunday 12pm-4pm, 3 hp Mercury outboard motor, Coke collectibles, costume jewelry, womens clothing petite, bicycles, toys, various antiques, other collectibles, Large amount of miscellaneous items, Something for everyone!!!

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, 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, 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, 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! Can Help You With All Your Entrepreneural Needs!

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PIQUA, 704 Hemm Rd., Thursday August 16th and Friday August 17th 9-5, Saturday August 18th 9-1. 4 families! Adult and little girls clothes, nurses uniforms (size 6), toys, baby stuff, luggage, ice cream freezer, bells, and miscellaneous.

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 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. TROY, 1506 Michael Drive, Thursday and Friday 8am-4pm. Boys 5T-10/12 and girls 3T-7/8 clothing, bakers rack, patio table and chairs, air bed (queen), VHS tapes, books (adult and children), some toys and DS games, and lots of miscellaneous TROY 4151 E St Rt 41. Friday 9-7, Saturday 9-? 3 families! Downsizing. Lots of miscellaneous items. Great prices. Don't miss this sale!!!!

Thursday, August 16, 2012




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

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Thursday, August 16, 2012




Lydia Millhouse, 13, of Covington Mounties 4-H Club won 1st place in the 8-13 Stakes Race.

Madison Clark, 17, daughter of Scott and Shannon Clark of Covington. Clark won Grand Champion Beef Feeder Calf. She is a member of Frisky Critters 4-H Club.

Kolin Bendickson, 16, the son of Derick and Kristin Bendickson of Casstown, won FFA Reserve Champion Crop. He is a member of the Miami East FFA Chapter.

2012 MIAMI COUNTY FAIR RESULTS Art Hall, Dept. 150 — Baked Goods Reeder, Norman, West Milton, 1 Best of Show Yeast Breads 01 - White, hand kneaded Jackson, Cheryl Troy 1 Yeast Breads 03 - Cinnamon, hand kneaded Reeder, Norman West Milton 1 Yeast Breads 05 Raisin, hand kneaded Reeder, Betty West Milton 2 Yeast Breads 05 - Raisin, hand kneaded Butts, Judy Tipp City 1 Yeast Breads 06 - Cinnamon Rolls, 8 Williams, Carrie Troy 2 Yeast Breads 06 - Cinnamon Rolls, 8 Neumann, Merle Elizabeth Troy 1 Yeast Breads 07 Coffee Cake Reeder, Norman West Milton 1 Yeast Breads 08 Yeast Rolls, 8 Reeder, Betty West Milton 2 Yeast Breads 08 - Yeast Rolls, 8 Butts, Judy Tipp City 3 Yeast Breads 08 - Yeast Rolls, 8 Reeder, Norman West Milton 1 Yeast Breads 09 Whole Wheat, hand kneaded Neumann, Merle Elizabeth Troy 2 Yeast Breads 09 Whole Wheat, hand kneaded Wilhelm, Lauraetta Casstown 3 Yeast Breads 09 - Whole Wheat, hand kneaded Norman, Brandy Casstown 1 Yeast Breads 12 - Other, hand kneaded Covington, Care Center Covington 1 Yeast Breads 13 - Other, bread machine Troy, Samatha Troy 2 Yeast Breads 13 - Other, bread machine Chinn, Kayleigh Alcony 1 Best of Show Quick Breads Youth ages 9-13 01 Pumpkin Hampton, Brianna Covington 2 Quick Breads Youth ages 9-13 01 Pumpkin Pruitt, Meredith Troy 1 Quick Breads - Youth ages 913 03 - Other - Properly Named Mahaffy, Kaitlyn Tipp City 2 Quick Breads - Youth ages 9-13 03 - Other - Properly Named Bair, Michael Troy 3 Quick Breads - Youth ages 9-13 03 - Other - Properly Named Lilly, Jordyn Troy 1 Quick Breads - Youth ages 8 & under 01 - Banana Miller, Riley Troy 2 Quick Breads - Youth ages 8 & under 01 - Banana Miller, Carsyn Troy 1 Best of Show Quick Breads - Youth ages 8 & under 02 - Zucchini Ingle, Allison Covington 1 Quick Breads - Youth ages 14 to 18 01 - Coffee Cake Ingle, Allison Covington 1 Quick Breads - Youth ages 14 to 18 02 - Fruit Ingle, Allison Covington 1 Best of Show Quick Breads Youth ages 14 to 18 03 - Any other variety - properly named Gasson, Katelyn Covington 2 Quick Breads Youth ages 14 to 18 03 - Any other variety - properly named Fairchild, Lisa West Milton 1 Quick Breads - Adults 01 Muffins Byrd, Kris Pleasant Hill 2 Quick Breads - Adults 01 -

Muffins Thompson, Andria Covington 3 Quick Breads Adults 01 - Muffins Rapp, Bonnie Piqua 1 Best of Show Quick Breads Adults 02 - Coffee Cake Ingle, Kathy Piqua 2 Quick Breads - Adults 02 - Coffee Cake Deeter, Stephany Troy 3 Quick Breads - Adults 02 Coffee Cake Quinter, Andrea Piqua 1 Quick Breads - Adults 03 Fruit Wilhelm, Margaret Casstown 2 Quick Breads Adults 03 - Fruit Cost, Lori Piqua 1 Quick Breads - Adults 04 - Banana Brown, Mary Tipp City 2 Quick Breads - Adults 04 Banana Williams, Carrie Troy 3 Quick Breads - Adults 04 Banana Deeter, Stephany Troy 1 Quick Breads - Adults 05 Pumpkin Williams, Carrie Troy 2 Quick Breads - Adults 05 Pumpkin Sink, Judi Covington 3 Quick Breads - Adults 05 Pumpkin Parke, Cindy Piqua 1 Quick Breads - Adults 06 Zucchini Jackson, Grace Troy 2 Quick Breads - Adults 06 Zucchini Miller, Barbara New Carlisle 3 Quick Breads Adults 06 - Zucchini Hornberger, Patty Troy 1 Quick Breads - Adults 07 Corn Daniel, Laura Troy 2 Quick Breads - Adults 07 - Corn Eidemiller, Linda Troy 1 Quick Breads - Adults 08 Any other variety - properly named Shellenberger, Jennifer Pleasant Hill 1 Pies 01 Apple Clagett, Sherry Troy 2 Pies 01 - Apple Cost, Scott Piqua 3 Pies 01 - Apple Sink, Judi Covington 1 Pies 02 - Cherry Green, Kyleen Troy 2 Pies 02 - Cherry Deeter, Stephany Troy 1 Best of Show Pies 03 Pecan Rapp, Bonnie Piqua 2 Pies 03 - Pecan Green, Kyleen Troy 3 Pies 03 - Pecan Quinter, Andrea Piqua 1 Pies 04 - Peach Ingle, Kathy Piqua 2 Pies 04 - Peach Miller, Barbara New Carlisle 3 Pies 04 - Peach Quinter, Andrea Piqua 1 Pies 06 - Other variety properly named Royer, Carolyn Tipp City 2 Pies 06 - Other variety properly named Sink, Judi Covington 3 Pies 06 - Other variety properly named Fausey, Maxine Troy 1 Non-Iced Cakes 03 - Pound any shape Ingle, Tricia Covington 2 Non-Iced Cakes 03 - Pound any shape Green, Kyleen Troy 3 NonIced Cakes 03 - Pound - any shape Ingle, Tricia Covington 2 Non-Iced Cakes 04 - Banana Ryman, Cindy Troy 1 Best of Show Non-Iced Cakes 05 Any othe variety - properly named Ingle, Tricia Covington 2

Non-Iced Cakes 05 - Any othe variety - properly named Quinter, Andrea Piqua 3 Non-Iced Cakes 05 - Any othe variety - properly named Ingle, Kathy Piqua 1 Iced Cakes 02 - Yellow Thompson, Andria Covington 2 Iced Cakes 04 Banana Kunkleman, Cindy Troy 1 Iced Cakes 05 - Carrot Morrow, Cassandra Covington 2 Iced Cakes 05 Carrot Rapp, Bonnie Piqua 3 Iced Cakes 05 - Carrot Green, Kyleen Troy 1 Best of Show Iced Cakes 06 Chocolate Mote, Annette Piqua 2 Iced Cakes 06 - Chocolate Payne, Lelah Troy 3 Iced Cakes 06 - Chocolate Snider, Cris Flecher 1 Iced Cakes 08 - Any other variety - properly named Fairchild, Lisa West Milton 2 Iced Cakes 08 - Any other variety - properly named Quinter, Andrea Piqua 3 Iced Cakes 08 - Any other variety - properly named Vannus, Arianna Pleasant Hill 1 Best of Show Decorated Cupcake - Youth ages 8 and under 01 Decorated cupcake - any flavor Chinn, Kayleigh Alcony 1 Best of Show Decorated Cupcake - Youth ages 9 to 13 01 - Decorated Cupcake any flavor Vannus, Luke Pleasant Hill 2 Decorated Cupcake Youth ages 9 to 13 01 Decorated Cupcake - any flavor Wolfe, Dana Troy 1 Best of Show Decorated Cupcake - Adult 01 - Decorated Cupcake - any flavor Byrd, Kris Pleasant Hill 2 Decorated Cupcake - Adult 01 - Decorated Cupcake any flavor Daniel, Laura Troy 3 Decorated Cupcake - Adult 01 - Decorated Cupcake any flavor Wilhelm, Lauraetta Casstown 2 Decorated Cupcake - Adult 02 Decorated Cake Pops Pruitt, McKenzie Troy 1 Best of Show Decorated Cupcake - 14 to 18 01 Decorated Cupcake - Any Flavor Thimmes, Emily Piqua 1 Best of Show Decorated Cakes Youth - Ages 13 and under 02 - Buttercream Vannus, Luke Pleasant Hill 2 Decorated Cakes Youth - Ages 13 and under 02 Buttercream Warner, Rylie Ludlow Falls 1 Best of Show Cupcakes Youth ages 8 & under 02 Any other cupcake - properly named Fairchild, Kryssa-Lynn West Milton 2 Cupcakes Youth ages 8 & under 02 Any other cupcake - properly named Larck, Brooklyn Piqua 3 Cupcakes - Youth ages 8 & under 02 - Any other cupcake - properly named Chinn, Kayleigh Alcony 1 Cupcakes - Youth Ages 9 - 13 01 - White Cupcakes Parke, Maddison Troy 1 Best of Show Cupcakes Youth Ages 9 - 13 02 - Any other cupcake (properly named) Pruitt, Meredith Troy 2 Cupcakes - Youth Ages 9 - 13 02 - Any other cupcake

(properly named) Hampton, Brianna Covington 3 Cupcakes Youth Ages 9 - 13 02 - Any other cupcake (properly named) Ingle, Allison Covington 1 Cupcakes - Youth ages 14 to 18 01 - White Cupcakes Pruitt, McKenzie Troy 2 Cupcakes - Youth ages 14 to 18 01 - White Cupcakes Ingle, Allison Covington 1 Best of Show Cupcakes Youth ages 14 to 18 02 - Any other cupcakes - properly named Eichenauer, Emma Vandalia 2 Cupcakes - Youth ages 14 to 18 02 - Any other cupcakes - properly named Gasson, Katelyn Covington 3 Cupcakes Youth ages 14 to 18 02 - Any other cupcakes - properly named Daniel, Laura Troy 1 Cupcakes - Adult 01 - White Cupcakes Shuman, Marcia Piqua 2 Cupcakes - Adult 01 - White Cupcakes Neves, Viola Piqua 1 Best of Show Cupcakes - Adult 03 - Any Other Cupcakes - properly named Shuman, Marcia Piqua 2 Cupcakes - Adult 03 - Any Other Cupcakes - properly named Trick, Audrey Tipp City 1 Cookies and Brownies- Youth ages 9 to 13 01 - Chocolate Chip Covault, Ashley Piqua 2 Cookies and Brownies- Youth ages 9 to 13 01 - Chocolate Chip Payne, Justice Dayton 3 Cookies and Brownies- Youth ages 9 to 13 01 - Chocolate Chip Covault, Abigail Piqua 1 Cookies and Brownies- Youth ages 9 to 13 02 - Sugar, cut out, decorated Bensman, Adam Troy 1 Cookies and Brownies- Youth ages 9 to 13 04 - Iced Chocolate Brownies Pruitt, Meredith Troy 2 Cookies and Brownies- Youth ages 9 to 13 04 - Iced Chocolate Brownies Bensman, Adam Troy 1 Best of Show Cookies and Brownies- Youth ages 9 to 13 05 - Any other Cookies or Brownies - properly named Hampton, Brianna Covington 2 Cookies and Brownies- Youth ages 9 to 13 05 - Any other Cookies or Brownies - properly named Hershberger, Emma Casstown 1 Cookies and Brownies - Youth Ages 8 & Under 01 - Crispie Treat Wright, Kyle Fletcher 2 Cookies and Brownies Youth Ages 8 & Under 01 Crispie Treat Lilly, Brooklynn Troy 1 Cookies and Brownies Youth Ages 8 & Under 02 No-Bake Cookies Hershberger, Emma Casstown 2 Cookies and Brownies - Youth Ages 8 & Under 02 - No-Bake Cookies Miller, Carsyn Troy 1 Best of Show Cookies and Brownies - Youth Ages 8 & Under 03 - Non-Iced Chocolate Brownies Hershberger, Ella Casstown 1 Cookies and Brownies - Youth Ages 8 & Under 04 - Iced Chocolate Brownies Carson, Devyn Conover 1 Best of Show Cookies and Brownies - Youth ages 14 to

18 02 - Snicker Doodle Ingle, Allison Covington 1 Cookies and Brownies Youth ages 14 to 18 03 Non-Iced Chocolate Brownies Snyder, Emily Troy 2 Cookies and Brownies Youth ages 14 to 18 03 Non-Iced Chocolate Brownies Ingle, Allison Covington 1 Cookies and Brownies Youth ages 14 to 18 04 Iced Chocolate Brownies Gasson, Katelyn Covington 2 Cookies and Brownies - Youth ages 14 to 18 04 - Iced Chocolate Brownies Rindler, Kelly Troy 3 Cookies and Brownies Youth ages 14 to 18 04 Iced Chocolate Brownies Shuman, Marcia Piqua 1 Cookies and Brownies Adult 01 - Butterscotch Cookies Cress, Alison Miamisburg 1 Cookies and Brownies Adult 02 - Sugar Daniel, Laura Troy 2 Cookies and Brownies Adult 02 - Sugar Parke, Cindy Piqua 3 Cookies and Brownies Adult 02 - Sugar Burns, Laura Piqua 1 Cookies and Brownies Adult 03 - Oatmeal Parke, Cindy Piqua 2 Cookies and Brownies Adult 03 - Oatmeal Butts, Judy Tipp City 3 Cookies and Brownies Adult 03 - Oatmeal Harbison, Kimberly Tipp City 1 Cookies and Brownies - Adult 04 - Chocolate Cookies Butts, Judy Tipp City 2 Cookies and Brownies Adult 04 - Chocolate Cookies Quinter, Andrea Piqua 3 Cookies and Brownies Adult 04 - Chocolate Cookies Borderging, Pat Troy 1 Cookies and Brownies Adult 05 - Peanut Butter Cookies Ryman, Cindy Troy 2 Cookies and Brownies Adult 05 - Peanut Butter Cookies Rapp, Bonnie Piqua 3 Cookies and Brownies Adult 05 - Peanut Butter Cookies Stager, Nancy Troy 1 Cookies and Brownies Adult 06 - Chocolate Chip Cookies Carson, Barb Conover 2 Cookies and Brownies Adult 06 - Chocolate Chip Cookies Ryman, Cindy Troy 3 Cookies and Brownies Adult 06 - Chocolate Chip Cookies Quinter, Andrea Piqua 1 Cookies and Brownies Adult 07 - Bar Cookies Knight, Joyce Casstown 2 Cookies and Brownies Adult 07 - Bar Cookies Hafer, Marcia Fletcher 3 Cookies and Brownies Adult 07 - Bar Cookies Butts, Judy Tipp City 1 Cookies and Brownies Adult 08 - Christmas Cookies Burns, Laura Piqua 2 Cookies and Brownies Adult 08 - Christmas Cookies Carson, Barb Conover 1 Cookies and Brownies Adult 09 - Filled Cookies Hornberger, Patty Troy 1 Cookies and Brownies Adult 11 - Non-iced chocolate brownies McCartan, Maureen

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Brookville 2 Cookies and Brownies - Adult 11 - Noniced chocolate brownies Neves, Viola Piqua 3 Cookies and Brownies Adult 11 - Non-iced chocolate brownies Payne, Lelah Troy 1 Best of Show Cookies and Brownies - Adult 12 - Iced Chocolate brownies Butts, Judy Tipp City 2 Cookies and Brownies Adult 12 - Iced Chocolate brownies Trick, Julie Tipp City 3 Cookies and Brownies Adult 12 - Iced Chocolate brownies Hafer, Marcia Fletcher 1 Cookies and Brownies Adult 13 - Any other cookies and brownies (properly named) Payne, Lelah Troy 2 Cookies and Brownies Adult 13 - Any other cookies and brownies (properly named) Schmackers, Gabrielle Pleasant Hill 1 Cookie Platter Butts, Judy Tipp City 1 Best of Show Cookie Platter 01 - Cookie Platter, assortment of 6 different varieties, Platter must include 2 of each variety Timko, Nicole Covington 2 Cookie Platter 01 - Cookie Platter, assortment of 6 different varieties, Platter must include 2 of each variety Burns, Laura Piqua 3 Cookie Platter 01 - Cookie Platter, assortment of 6 different varieties, Platter must include 2 of each variety Daniel, Laura Troy 2 Candy Platter 01 - Candy Platter, assortment of 4 different varieties, platter must include 2 of each variety Quinton, Kay Troy 1 Candies 01 - Chocolate Fudge, cooked Weldy, Shary Fletcher 2 Candies 01 - Chocolate Fudge, cooked Furrow, Josh Casstown 1 Candies 02 - Peanut Butter Fudge Quinton, Kay Troy 2 Candies 02 - Peanut Butter Fudge Shuman, Marcia Piqua 3 Candies 02 - Peanut Butter Fudge Butts, Judy Tipp City 1 Candies 03 - Peanut Brittle Pruitt, Meredith Troy 2 Candies 03 - Peanut Brittle Quinton, Kay Troy 2 Candies 04 - Buckeyes Shuman, Marcia Piqua 2 Candies 05 - Caramels Weldy, Amber Troy 1 Best of Show Candies 06 - Other, properly named Hafer, Marcia Fletcher 2 Candies 06 - Other, properly named Fairchild, Lisa West Milton 3 Candies 06 - Other, properly named Wills, Mackenzie New Carlisle 1 Best of Show Buttercream Decorated Cakes - Adult 03 - Any other variety - properly named McCartan, Maureen Brookville 2 Buttercream Decorated Cakes - Adult 03 Any other variety - properly named Daniel, Laura Troy 1 Be Creative with Cereal 01 any, size limited to 14 in x 14 in x 8 in Rapp, Bonnie Piqua 2 Be Creative with Cereal 01 any, size limited to 14 in x 14 in x 8 in


Thursday, August 16, 2012

Miami County couples who have been married 50 years or longer gathered at the 2012 Miami County Fair on Wednesday for the annual anniversary photo. The couples are pictured with the town they reside and how many years they have been married. Row 1, from left to right: Herbert and Peg Wilhelm of Casstown, 61; Merle and Ethel Besecker of Covington, 61; Reva and Victor Batdorf of Covington, 65; Norman and Betty Reeder of West Milton, 53; Walter and Phyllis Felver of Piqua, 56; Dick and Emma Pearson of Fletcher, 64; Lou Havenar of Piqua, 63; Roger and Judy Fetters of Laura, 57; and Karen and Ed McMaken of Piqua, 50. Row 2: Charles and Marilyn Rasor of Troy, 57; Harold and Minnie Stover of Covington, 52; Richard and JoAnn Mote of Troy, 63; Al and Joy Mader of Troy, 63; Herb and Shirley Gantt of Piqua, 59; Ivan and Ruby Renner of Pleasant Hill, 60; Dale and Esther Spitler of Troy, 62; Royce and Virginia Kinney of Pleasant Hill, 56; Lila and Bill White of West Milton, 50; Gertrude and Harry Wray of Casstown, 61; Nancy and Roger Kirk of Casstown, 61; Dolores and Bill Shively of Fletcher, 59; Carl and Lois Reck of Covington, 57; Terri and Terry Brown of Laura, 50; Raynell and Richard Ording of Bradford, 50; Carol and Glenn Devers of Piqua, 51; Miriam and Robert Davis of Piqua, 57; Bob and Norma Karnehm of Conover, 56; and Flo and Gene Brown of Troy, 55. Row 3: Norman and Virginia Wolfe of Troy, 53; Duane and Phyllis Rapp of Covington, 56; Rita and Kenny Beard of West Milton, 53; JoAnne and Fred Heffelfinger of Piqua, 52; Tom and Dolores Karns of Laura, 61; Andy and Donna Jackson of Troy, 61; Charles and Camilla Herkins of West Milton, 54; Dick and Jean Phillips, Troy, 57; Harold and Ruby Swank of Troy, 66; Wayne and Barbara Mullen of Conover, 67; Bob and Joan Fosnight of Covington, 59; Bob and Janet DeMoss of Bradford, 60; Bill and Nancy Willis of Pleasant Hill, 56; Ron and Rosalie Youngo of Piqua, 56; Jim and Connie Davis of Urbana, 54; Loretta and Danny Birt of Piqua, 51; and Evelyn and Bob Holfinger of Covington, 59. Row 4: Bill and Mary Ann Cusac of Troy 62; Don and Nancy Mack of Bradford. 52; Ray and Lillian Holmes of Troy, 60; Curt and Bev Beckner of Troy, 52; Lowell and Carolyn Jess of Pleasant Hill, 62; Carl and Katie Thomas of Piqua, 57; Harry and Bernice Davis of Covington, 60; Fred and Lois Scheaffer of West Milton, 63; John and Charlyene DeWitt of Piqua, 50; George and Velma Custer of Tipp City, 60; Mike and Carol Enos of Tipp City, 52; Gene and Aundalee Wintrow of Piqua, 51; Charles and AnnaBelle Besecker of Pleasant Hill, 57; Frank and Betty Bair of Casstown, 67; and Max and Carol Current of Troy, 50. Row 5: John and Norma Gillfillan of Conover, 61; James and Polly McMaken of Covington, 54; Pat and Richard Roeth of Troy, 55; Doug and Carol Laughman of Conover, 51; Glen and Pat Honeyman of Troy, 54; Harold and Alyce Alexander of Troy, 53; Albert and Mary Frantom of Tipp City, 57; Kenneth and Lucille Kauffman of West Milton, 64; Dwane and Lois Northup of Troy, 57; Harley and Marilyn Dunn of Piqua, 51; Gerald and Carol Hensley of Troy, 50; Charles and Marcia Nessle of Bethel Township, 53; and Harold and Jean Melvin of Troy, 62. Row 6: Sue and Alan Twehues of Tipp City, 58; Jim and Wanda Mason of Bethel Township, 53; Nancy and Marion Cromes of Pleasant Hill, 56; Paul and Betty Cromes of Piqua, 59; Carol and Bruce Hogston of Piqua, 50; Bob and Boots Francis of Piqua, 58; Don and Betty Littlejohn of Troy, 61; Glenna and Roger Rasor of Tipp City, 68; Arlene and Sterkel Coyne of Piqua, 54; Joan and Butch Neth of Piqua, 52; Bill and Susie Deaton of St. Paris, 51; Doris and John Tobias of Covington, 58; Arlene and Jim Snider of Piqua, 55; Don and Carol Gerlach of Piqua, 53; Mel and Marilyn Roeth of Piqua, 50; Fred and Edna Bruns of Troy, 50; Fern and Marion Adams of Covington, 65; and Bob and Ruth Tilton of Piqua, 57.




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