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Lawmakers: More work to do Beagle says Ohio making progress in job creation BY MELANIE YINGST Ohio Community Media myingst@tdnpublishing.com TROY — Change is the only thing for certain, according to Ohio Sen. Bill Beagle (R-Tipp City) and Rep. Richard Adams (RTroy) at the annual State of the State presentation for the Troy

Area Chamber of Commerce on Friday. Beagle said Ohio is making strides in terms of employment, holding steady at 7.2 percent unemployment, and has created 111,000 jobs in the state since January 2011. Beagle said Ohio led the Midwest in job creation and is second only to California in the nation in jobs. Yet, with the biennium budget on the horizon for Adams and Beagle, the senator said, “There’s a lot left to do.” “There is no shortage of prob-

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mation and development to help businesses find qualified employees to fill vacancies. Beagle also said for chamber members to pay attention to the two state issues on the November ballot. The first is to decide whether Ohio will have a Constitutional Convention. This issue is voted on once every 20 years. Issue 2 for voters is the redisBEAGLE ADAMS tricting of the state for legislation. lems for the statehouse to ad- “It would replace today’s system dress,” Beagle said with a laugh. with a board,” Beagle said. He also said he is working on a See Lawmakers/Page 2 committee for workforce transfor-

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Covington Council to meet COVINGTON — A proposed wastewater treatment plant study, accepting a donations from the Covington Eagles and the Community Chest for roof replacement on the Boy Scout building in the village park and street light assessments will be among the items to be discussed at the Covington Village Council meeting Monday night. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. at village hall, 1 S. High St.

Moments in Time Louis Groth in 1908 opened a new motion picture theater in the former Pastime Bowling Alley on Main Street.

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The Piqua High School varsity cheerleading squad competes in the 22nd annual Great Darke County Fair Cheerleading competition on Friday, which is sponsored by the Darke Rural Electric Cooperative Inc. The Piqua Varsity Cheerleaders include: Alli Comstock, Alli Cole, Taylor Mayberry, Katie Stewart, Cecily Stewart, Olivia Barhorst, Kaci Cottrell, Amber McNutt, Sierra Iddings and Lena Garber. Piqua placed fourth in the competition. Other area squads that participated included Covington, Fairlawn, Houston and Russia.

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Restyled car to be unveiled Monday BY LISA CORNWELL Associated Press MARYSVILLE — Honda’s new Accord sedan to be unveiled Monday at a central Ohio plant has led to more than $220 million in investments and more jobs in two of its other Ohio plants, with companies that supply Honda with products and services also getting a boost. Economic development officials in central Ohio

are hopeful the new Accord to be produced at Honda’s Marysville plant in Union County will lead to even more Honda investment in Ohio and bring more economic benefits to their areas. “Every time Honda has invested in Ohio over its 30 years here, it’s meant more jobs,” said Eric Phillips, executive director for the Union County Economic Development Partnership. “If the Accord continues to be as successful as it has been, we’re hoping that it might lead to additional investments

and even more jobs here.” Phillips said area officials are hoping that Honda will choose the county as the site for production of its new version of the Acura NSX sports car. Honda has not yet announced the exact location, but says it will be near one of its Ohio plants. The Accord competes in the biggest segment of the U.S. auto market and is often No. 2 on the list of best-selling cars behind the Toyota Camry. The See Honda/Page 2

Tipp City man faces child porn charges BY WILL E SANDERS Staff Writer wsanders@dailycall.com TROY — Authorities arrested a Tipp City man they say possessed child pornography on his computer at his residence Thursday night. Michael A. Canode, 45, was arraigned in Miami County Municipal Court on Friday on nine felony charges, consisting of one count of pandering sexually oriented material involving a minor, two counts of pandering obscenity involving a minor, three counts of pandering obscenity, and

three counts of illegal use of a minor in nud i t y o r i ented CANODE material. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Aug. 23 before Judge Mel Kemmer. Canode is being held on a combined bond of $90,000. Court complaints See Child porn/Page 2

Piqua bridal show to be one-stop-shop Newspapers sponsor event set for Aug. 26 at Fort Piqua Plaza BY PATRICIA ANN SPEELMAN Ohio Community Media pspeelman@sdnccg.com PIQUA — Call it an urban legend, a medieval myth or just plain wrong information, but it’s entirely false that soon-to-be brides and their parents and fiances must spend hours and hours of time and miles and miles

of travel to organize the perfect wedding. All they have to do is visit the seventh annual Weddings of Distinction Bridal Show at the Fort Piqua Plaza, 308 N. Main St., Piqua, on Aug. 26. The Piqua Daily Call, Sidney Daily News and Troy Daily News sponsor the event annually as a one-stop-shop for wedding-planning couples. This year’s show runs from noon to 4 p.m. on the fourth floor of the plaza. Admis-

sion is $5. E m m y ’s Bridal, of Minster, will stage two different fashion shows, one at 1:30 p.m. and the second at 2:30 p.m., to showcase gowns, tuxedos and accessories. More than 30 area vendors will be on hand to offer advice and information. And each one has provided something special as a door prize. The door prizes will be awarded throughout the event. “This year is going to be bigger and better than ever,” said Becky

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Smith, advertising manager of the Sidney Daily News and Classified Call Center. “There will be lots of give-aways. These are local businesses in Miami, Shelby and Auglaize counties. Everything you need will be right at your fingertips to plan your wedding. There will be representatives of venues; shops selling attire for the bride, bridegroom, mother of the bride, bridesmaids, and honeymoon attire; photographers; florists; disc jockeys; limousine services and See Bridal show/Page 2


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Medicare new hot issue Obama, Romney debate solvency of program

SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. — The jobs-and-economy election suddenly seems all about Medicare for now, at least. Republican Mitt Romney is embracing a topic his party usually approaches gingerly. He is taking a calculated risk that voters’ worries about federal deficits and the Democrats’ health care overhaul have opened the door for a robust debate on the solvency of Medicare, the insurance program for retirees. President Barack Obama is welcoming the conversation, which has temporarily taken attention from the weak economic recovery. One party may regret its position on Nov. 6. Retirees in politically prized states such as Florida have often resisted changes in Medicare, one of the government’s most popular but costliest programs. But GOP strategists say

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today’s voters realize Medicare spending must be constrained, and Romney is banking on disenchantment with Obama’s 2010 health care law to pave the way for his own proposals. Romney, who has spent more than a year running almost entirely on the economy and jobs, put Medicare at the campaign’s center when he chose as his running mate. Rep. Paul Ryan is Congress’ chief advocate of significantly restraining entitlement programs. Ryan was critical of handling of Obama’s Medicare during a cam-

paign stop in Springfield, Va., repeating his assertion that the GOP ticket welcomed the debate over the future of Medicare. The Wisconsin congressman is expected to revisit Medicare in some depth in Florida on Saturday. He will face voters in a retirement community north of Orlando known as The Villages. Ryan’s 78-year-old mother, a Medicare recipient, plans to attend. “We will not duck the tough issues; we will lead,” he told the Virginia crowd. Romney’s willingness to tackle the issue was under-

scored Thursday when he used a marker and classroom-type whiteboard to summarize his thoughts on Medicare, with hardly a word about the unemployment rate. He said his plans would keep Medicare solvent while Obama’s would not, a claim Democrats call absurd. On Friday, summarizing the political view from the right, the Romney campaign distributed a Wall Street Journal editorial that declared: “By governing so far to the left, Mr. Obama may have neutralized ‘Mediscare’ and made voters more receptive to solutions. center-right Medicare is already changing because it must.” Obama’s campaign has tried for months to tie Romney to House Republicans and Ryan’s budget proposal, which would turn Medicare into a voucher-like system for future retirees. The Obama campaign released a new TV ad Friday defending the president’s record on Medicare. It points to the AARP, a group that represents senior citizens and said in a letter to lawmakers earlier this year that Ryan’s plan would lead to higher costs for seniors.

joyed getting legislation pushed through the General Assembly, including bills that crack down on scrap metal theft, bringing credit card companies back to Ohio to do business and other local measures. “It’s not easy to get the House to agree, the Senate to agree and then there’s the governor with his veto pen,” Adams said. The three things on Adams’ main agenda are Medicaid reform, school funding reform and public pension reform. Adams explained how Medicaid is in the process of being streamlined to one

company from seven managing it for the state, and soon will have its own department under the governor’s direction instead of being administered through the Department of Job and Family Services. “This will help the people who need help, get the help they need,” Adams said. As for public school funding, Adams likened the current formula to buying a ticket on an airplane, where no two people pay the same amount for the same trip. “We are going to start with a blank sheet of paper and fill it in term of what

needs to be done,” Adams said. Adams told the commerce members how public pension reform was still in the works to make modifications to ensure those that the funds would stay solvent in the years to come. Adams said part of the reform would require the pension system to be managed by an elected board and provide fiscal responsibility for its contributors. “All these issues affect you, your community and your business,” Adams said. “I urge you to be cognizant of what’s going on in Columbus.”

the high-tech pulley components for Honda’s new continuously variable transmission technology. That technology, to be deployed for the first time in the United States in 2013, will improve fuel efficiency and driving performance, Honda spokesman Ron Lietzke said. Paul Benedetti, president and chief executive of the Logan County Chamber of Commerce, said investment in the new model already has helped boost that county’s economy, combined with the increased flow of auto parts that had been interrupted when Japanese factories

were damaged by an earthquake and tsunami in 2011. Unemployment in the last year has dropped to 6.2 percent from the previous 8.3 percent in the county that is home to the Russells Point plant. Benedetti said Honda’s investment has meant improved business for many Honda suppliers there, resulting in an estimated 700 new jobs. “It’s not just that Honda has been hiring, but we have openings for other immediate positions to be filled,” he said. In Union County, a Honda supplier of tooling

and automation products has already added 10 employees and expects to more than double its total of 40 employees as a result of the new model and increased production in Marysville. “We’re so confident that we are planning to build a new larger facility,” said Bassam Homsi, president of Autotool Inc. in Plain City. Kasich spokeswoman Connie Wehrkamp said the new model is “great news” for the 13,500 Ohioans employed by Honda and for the tens of thousands employed by its Ohio suppliers.

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Shown on the campaign trail in recent days, President Barack Obama, left, and Republican challenger Mitt Romney are seeking to gain the edge on the hot issue of the federal Medicare program.

Lawmakers Continued from page 1 Beagle explained there would be many unknowns with the redistricting board, including no way to dismiss a board member, and no transparency in its budget the way the issue reads today. Beagle said the Ohio Bar Association also does not support the redistricting plan due to its unknowns and shifting power of the districts to the board. “Things like that concern me,” Beagle said. “I encourage you to get educated about that.” Adams said he has en-

Honda Continued from page 1 2013 Accord will begin at the production Marysville plant on Monday with Gov. John Kasich and Honda of America President and CEO Hide Iwata attending. Production of new engines and transmissions for the new Accord began this week at west-central Ohio plants in Russells Point and Anna, where the manufacturer has added about 150 jobs between the two facilities. The Russells Point plant is providing the Accord’s transmissions, with the Anna plant producing its engines and eventually

Bridal show Continued from page 1 caterers will have samples. And it’s all showcased in the beautiful Fort Piqua Hotel.” Businesses registered at press time to participate in Weddings of Distinction include the following: • Disc jockeys: Absolute Audio.

• Attire and accessories: Emmy’s Bridal, Unseen Elegance, Bridal Emporium, Harris Jewelers, Ron & Nita’s, Jewelry Barn, and April’s Bridal. • Venues: Fort Piqua Plaza, La Quinta Inn, So Serene, Comfort Inn and the Fairfield Inn & Suites and the Residence Inn by Marriott.

• Caterers and bakers: Dobo’s Delights Bake Shoppe, Romer’s Catering, Lee’s Famous Recipe, Tin Roof Catering, Mrs. B’s Catering, Brittney’s Cakes, Catering by Michael, Heritage Event Catering and Perfect Party Catering. • Florists: Allisten Manor’s Flower Box and

GeNell’s Flowers. • Photographers: My MC Studio, Candid Keepsakes Photo Booth, Photography Lane and Clou Studio. • Gifts and services: Journey Salon, Elder Beerman, Dunlap Limousine, Mary Kay-Jessica Williams and Genie Cleaners.

Continued from page 1 26. The Tipp City Police show that Canode allegedly committed the of- Department took Canode fenses on or around June into custody Thursday

night at his residence and also found and seized several items related to the possession of child pornog-

raphy, including two computers and other digital media storage devices, authorities said.

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COVINGTON — M. Jean Owen, 82, of Covington, died Thursday, Aug. 16, 2012, at Miami Valley Hospital, Dayton. She was born June 2, 1930, in Covington to the late Ozell William and Mary Margaret (Grubb) Mutzner. She was a graduate of Covington High School, Class of 1948 and retired from Pioneer Electric Coop. She was a member of the Covington Church of the Brethren, was part of the G.C.Murphy Gang and was very active with the Covington Outreach Association (COA). Preceded in death by her parents; and husband, Donald Jene Owen in 2002. Jean is survived by one brother and sister-in-law,

Robert “Bob” and Dolores Mutzner of Covington; one sister, Betty Mertz of Piqua; and nieces, and many nephews friends. Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Bridges-StockerFraley Funeral Home, Covington, with the Rev. Michael Yingst officiating. Interment Miami Memorial Park Cemetery, Covington. The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. until time of service Monday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the Covington Church of the Brethren, 101 N. Wall St., Covington, OH 45318. Condolences may be left for the family at www.stockerfraley.com.

Louise P. Kohl FRANKLIN — Louise P. Kohl, 89, of Franklin, passed away peacefully Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2012, at her home. She was born Nov. 21, 1922, to the late John and Mary (Sejerman) Perzel in Cincinnati. She married Thomas L. Kohl Sr. on Jan. 14, 1950, in Cincinnati. He preceded her in death in March 2011. She also was preceded in death by six brothers and two sisters. She is survived by three sons, Thomas L. Jr. and Barbara Kohl of Piqua, Kevin and Lilly Kohl of Middletown and John and Karen Kohl of Franklin; grandchildren, Jennifer (Kohl) and Brett Hanley of Hilliard, Anne (Kohl) and

Aaron Tavalire of Ypsilanti, Mich., Matthew, Clint and Zachary Kohl of Franklin and Michael Kohl of Middletown; and two great-grandchildren, Mia and Becca Hanley of Hilliard. Louise was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church in Franklin and the church Ladies Society. She retired as a bookkeeper from the Franklin Public Library. Louise enjoyed prayerful mediation and spending time with her family. A Mass of Christian burial was held at St. Mary Church, Franklin, with entombment in Heritage Hills Memorial Park, Springboro.

Ned Lowell Iddings LUDLOW FALLS — Ned Lowell Iddings, 85, of Ludlow Falls, passed away on Thursday, Aug. 16, 2012, at the Upper Valley Medical Center, Troy. He was born Jan. 17, 1927, at his lifelong residence near Ludlow Falls. He was preceded in death by his parents, Randall and Henrietta (Antonides) Iddings; beloved wife, Joanne Esther (Cox) Iddings; brother, William Iddings; and sisters, Joan Iddings and Phyllis J. Stoner. Ned is survived by his loving family, sons and daughters–in-law, Steven Ned Iddings and Tara Joanne Mar of Ludlow Falls and Brian Cox Iddings and Michelle Denlinger Iddings of Troy, daughter and son-in-law, Karen Iddings Foster and Matthew J. Foster of Tampa,Fla.; grandchildren, Brittany Iddings, James Foster,Sarah Foster, Benjamin Iddings and Amelia Iddings; brother and sister-in-law, Ernest

Wayne and Jane Iddings of Tipp City; and sister, Marilyn Stapleton of Tipp City. He was a 1945 graduate of Milton-Union High School, was an active and loyal member of Ludlow Falls Friends and Center Friends Church and was a lifelong community farmer who farmed on his family’s six-generation farm on Horseshoe Bend Road. Ned loved his family and his farm to which he dedicated his whole life. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the Center Friends Church, 8550 W. State Route 571, West Milton, with Pastor Kerry B. Baker officiating. Burial will follow at Old Union Cemetery, Horseshoe Bend Road. Friends may call on Sunday from 4-7 p.m. at the Hale-Sarver Family Funeral Home, 284 N. Miami St.,West Milton. If so desired, contributions may be made to Center Friends Church.

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Registration under way for GOTR PIQUA — Registration for the Girls on the Run 2012 fall program is now open. This professionally designed program is open to girls in third through fifth grades and will officially begin in Piqua on Tuesday, Sept. 11 and conclude with a 5K (3.1 mile) running event Nov. 17. Affiliated with Girls on the Run of Dayton, the GOTR program involves running workouts and games that teach girls specific life skills such as how to make healthy decisions, resolve conflict, set goals and get along in a group. No running experience is necessary.

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Mall thanked for car show, concert

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To the Editor: We would like to thank the Miami Valley Centre Mall and its staff for the car show and concert on Aug. 11. The staff worked long hours getting everything set up and then to take it down. The concert drew in many people and show cars from out of town. We just wanted to say fantastic job. —Jim and Sheri Cline Piqua

Thanks for a great Miami County Fair The 2012 edition of the Miami County Fair is in the books. As we watched participants tear down, pack and clean their respective spaces on Thursday there was the familiar bittersweet feeling. On one hand, it was a relief that it was ending, for fair week is for many of us, the longest week of the year. On the other, there was a feeling of sadness. It is like parting with a friend, knowing that an entire year may pass before you see them again. I doubt that anyone will disagree that this year’s Miami County Fair could be one of the best ever based on our weather. Moderate temperatures during day and cool nights made this year’s fair comfortable for everyone from visitors to project and show animals. The weather certainly had a significant impact on attendance. Perhaps the most talked-about event at this year’s fair was the Pig & Calf Scramble. The event is a much anticipated one at other fairs and it was eagerly awaited here. About 1,600 people packed the grandstand to watch the event. In these days of Nintendo, Wii and computer games, it was refreshing to watch kids of all ages, (and any of you who MIKE ULLERY watched the adult division of the calf scramble, Chief Photographer know what I mean by “kids” of all ages,) take part in a fun physical activity. Much fun was had by all. The animals were probably happy when the chasing stopped. Some of the human participants wore bruises and abrasions as trophies following the event, but everyone came away safe and happy. It also is great to see our local 4-H clubs going so strong. As a former 4-H member, (the Staunton Hustlers with advisers Bill and Mary Ann Cusac) it means a lot to me when I see our youngsters involved in a 4-H project of any sort. The resulting lessons in responsibility and accountability for their projects, as well as the interaction with fellow 4-H club members and adults as they present their projects for judging are among the best life lessons they can get. A 4-H project also promotes family time and family values. Very few projects are solely that of the member. I can remember my dad keeping a watchful eye on my projects and I see the same thing today. A 4-H project for one becomes a family interest for all. As I traveled the fairgrounds this past week with my good friend Laura Sutherly, webmaster for the Miami County Fair board and a very fine photographer, as well, I was impressed by not only the crowds and the fair patrons enjoying themselves, but also by how smoothly things ran. Many of us take it for granted when we attend the fair but every portion of the fair requires planning and hard work to make it go. We are blessed in Miami County to have fair board members who give up much of their free time to see that the fair is safe and enjoyable for all. They are supported by Junior Fair Board members, most of them area high school students, who rather than spend hours out of school going to parties, plan and work to make the Miami County Fair a success. I would like to thank all of the fair board and junior fair board members and the many other volunteers for their efforts in making the Miami County Fair … the GREAT Miami County Fair.

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that I was an 80-yearo this day the old man when I was a theme song from kid and strictly enforced the television a ridiculous 9 p.m. bedshow “Cheers” makes time curfew. My woeful me cry. It doesn’t matpleas of, “But it’s so difter when or where, and ficult to catch some Zs it’s been that way ever before the sun even since I was a small sets,” were never child. Hand to God, the enough to convince song “Where Everybody WILL E SANDERS them. Knows Your Name” My childhood bedstrips me of my emoStaff Writer room was situated at tional bearings in ways wsanders@dailycall.com the top of the stairs just that past girlfriends above our living room. As a result every could not master. Because the song makes me cry I re- night I listened as my mother, father and member every socially awkward sce- my older brother, Dustin, who had a reanario in my life involving the tune. sonable bedtime, laughed and lived it up Worse yet, it seems I hear the song on a as they watched top-notch, primetime weekly basis, almost as if some unfore- 1980s comedic sitcoms. It killed me, esseen force that enjoys humiliation is toy- pecially on Thursday nights when “Cheers” came on the air. ing with me. Each night I was banished to my I was over at my buddy Big Dan Brown’s house recently for a party, but lonely bedroom at nine like a deformed once the excitement died down everyone child when company comes over to visit. decided to watch Netflix. He proposed But each Thursday I would hear the watching an episode of “Cheers.” The “Cheers” theme song from atop the suggestion was met with overwhelming stairs — that somber siren’s call for acceptance, though my counter-argu- sadness — and I would sob like a newment was duly noted by those in atten- born. Lacking the ability to fall asleep, I dance. Instead I went outside and smoked a would always sit cross-legged on my bed cigarette — and cried to myself. Then I partially naked in my Masters of the cried a second time, but that was be- Universe Underoos and silently whimper to myself in the confines of my red cause I got smoke in my eyes. The lyrics of that song are true. Mak- tent bed, alone and abandoned in the uning your way in the world today takes folding darkness as my entire family everything you got, especially when tel- hooted and hollered beneath me. Someevision theme songs reduce you to tears. times if the stairway door wasn’t shut “Are you standing out here crying to entirely I could make out the soft, dim yourself,” Christine queried when she glow of the television and the low rumblings of sitcom dialogue. came out to check on me. Sometimes you want to go where “No, Christine, I got smoke in my eyes,” I replied. “Why else would I be cry- everybody knows your name, and they’re always glad you came. Unless where you ing?” On the car ride home I confessed to want to go is downstairs after 9 p.m. to her. It’s nice to have someone like Chris- watch “Cheers,” in which case they are tine. She really listens to my worries. not glad you came. Instead they yell things like, “Go back And naturally, taking a break from all to bed!” my worries sure did help a lot. To this day the song still haunts me That’s because most problems originating from repressed childhood memo- and has created an endless amount of ries are hard to specifically identify in embarrassing moments that I try to foradulthood. However, I can recall with get as soon as they happen. How is life treating me these days? exact precision why that song makes me Well, as my old pal Norm would say, feel so sad. When I was in the first grade a de- “Like it caught me sleeping with its ranged lunatic massacred my entire wife.” Mike Ullery is the Chief Photographer of the Piqua family right before my eyes. As he did Daily Call. The opinions expressed are those of the this an episode of “Cheers” came on the To contact Will E Sanders email him writer and do not necessarily reflect those of the Piqua television. at wille@willesanders.com. To learn more Daily Call. about Will E Sanders, to read past Nah, I’m just messing with you. The real reason that mentally melo- columns or to read features by other Credramatic melody messes with my mind ators Syndicate writers and cartoonists, relates directly to one thing alone: my visit the Creators Syndicate website at www.creators.com. COPYRIGHT 2012 bedtime when I was a child. My parents were under the delusion CREATORS.COM

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Sarah Palin and George W. Bush won’t be in Tampa, Fla. Hillary Rodham Clinton and Al Gore won’t make the trip to Charlotte, N.C. And scores of other Republican and Democratic stars are taking a pass as their parties gather for this year’s national conventions. The reasons are varied and often, of course, political. In some cases, highwattage politicians weren’t invited to have speaking roles. Advisers to Mitt Romney and Barack Obama are selecting people to stand at the podiums who most fit the message each candidate will try to send. And who won’t steal the spotlight. Other party rock stars are choosing to be on the sidelines because they’re in hard-fought campaigns of their own. One of the biggest names in the Democratic Party Secretary of State Clinton isn’t allowed to attend under the law. But her husband, the former president, will be a featured speaker. Final preparations are under way for both conventions. Republicans will gather Aug. 27-30 in Florida, where Romney will officially accept the GOP nomination. Democrats convene Sept. 4-6 in North Carolina, where Obama will get the party nod for a second time. Planners are announcing speakers daily, and plenty of each party’s most popular figures will be showcased. Romney has chosen New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie to deliver the Republicans’ keynote address, a coveted speaking slot that often has served as a launching pad for up-and-coming politicians. Arizona Sen. John McCain, the 2008 GOP nominee, also will have a role, as will South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley, a rising star in the party, and former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice.

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Girl is grossed out by night noises from parents’ room DEAR ABBY: One night I woke up to my cat scratching at my bedroom door to be let in. When I got up and opened the door, I heard my parents making love. They were so loud it grossed me out, because my little sister is 10 and we share a room right next to theirs. She still doesn’t know about this kind of stuff. I want to tell them they don’t need to be doing that, because what if she got scared and woke up and tried to go in GERRY BROOME, FILE/AP PHOTO there? What should I do — This July 3 file photo shows Mike and Terry Jones sitting outside Wally’s Service, a replica of the Andy Grif- tell them to go to a motel? fith Show, in Mount Airy, N.C. Tourism in Mount Airy is up since Andy Griffith died July 3, with about 10,400 — GROSSED OUT people visiting the Andy Griffith Museum in July, almost double the 5,400 who visited in July 2011. IN MADISON, MISS.

Looking for Mayberry MOUNT AIRY, N.C. — In the town of Mayberry from “The Andy Griffith Show,” a small-town sheriff and his trusty deputy always outwitted big-city crooks, and problems never got much bigger than a trigger-happy kid with a slingshot. But while Mayberry was fiction, it was inspired by a real place: Mount Airy, N.C., the late Andy Griffith’s hometown. And more than a half-century after the series first aired, fans are still coming to Mount Airy, looking for a glimpse of small-town life and the simpler times portrayed on the show. Here visitors can eat at the Snappy Lunch, which Griffith’s character, Sheriff Andy Taylor, once recommended as a nice place to take a date. They can satisfy a sweet tooth at Opie’s Candy Store, named for the sheriff’s son, or book a Squad Car Tour of the city at Wally’s Service Station. Businesses with Mayberry in the name are too numerous to count, but they include the Mayberry Motor Inn and Mayberry Trading Post. There’s also an Andy Griffith Museum and a bed-and-breakfast created from the actor’s childhood home. Recent visitors to the museum included Kimberly Lambert of DeRidder, La., and her family. “If I make a statement that doesn’t quite fit in with the thinking of 2012 and the liberalism of things, I’ll usually say that they may sound a little bit Mayberry to someone else, but that’s what we believe,” said Lambert. “It’s a way of life. I’ve always perceived the Mayberry show as a way of

life.” People come to Mount Airy “to walk where he walked,” said Tanya Jones, executive director of the Surry Arts Council. “This is Andy Griffith’s hometown. You go to Salzburg in Europe because Mozart was born there. This town influenced his creation of the fictional town. I don’t think in any way that Mayberry is Mount Airy. But I definitely, absolutely, unequivocally think Mount Airy influenced his creation.” Tourism in Mount Airy is up since Griffith died, with about 10,400 people visiting the Andy Griffith Museum in July, almost double the 5,300 who visited in July 2011. More than 2,500 showed up at the museum in the three days after Griffith’s death July 3, and so many came for autographs from actress Betty Lynn— who played Thelma Lou, the deputy’s girlfriend — that fans had to be turned away after the first 500. “People cry when they meet me,” said Lynn, 85. “It’s the nostalgia ... I don’t know. But it’s very touching.” She still watches “The Andy Griffith Show” on a local channel at 5:30 p.m. each weekday, sometimes skipping the dinner that’s served at the same time in her residential community. The show still makes her laugh, she said, recounting the episode where the sheriff and his steady girl Helen Crump get stuck in a cave. Griffith’s recent passing may also attract more visitors to the 52nd annual Mayberry Days, scheduled for Sept. 27-30. The event typically attracts 25,000 to 30,000 people. This year, the Surry Arts Council, which sponsors the event, plans tributes to both Grif-

fith and George Lindsey, the actor who played Goober and who died in May. Tourism, with an estimated economic impact of more than $100 million, is the second-most important industry in Mount Airy’s home of Surry County, behind agriculture. Its growth has helped to staunch the loss of 10,000 jobs in the past decade with the demise of textiles and furniture. “Andy saved the town,” says Emmett Forrest, Griffith’s friend since childhood and proprietor of the museum. Forrest points out shopping centers with big box stores on each side of Mount Airy, a scenario that “usually dries up Main Street. But because of Andy and our tourism, we’ve got a Main Street with no empty stores.” But sustaining tourism and the mythology Griffith built around his hometown sometimes means keeping the real world at bay, just as the show did. The show aired during a tumultuous era — 1960 to 1968 — but its scripts studiously avoided references to current events, serving instead as a refuge from headlines about the Vietnam War, civil rights clashes and the assassination of President Kennedy. You won’t learn about Griffith’s politics at the museum named for him (though he supported President Obama’s health care plan), and political and advocacy groups are prohibited from taking part in Mayberry Days, where guests are asked to avoid politics in their speeches. “On that weekend, we’re celebrating the anniversary of ‘The Andy Griffith Show’ and Andy Griffith’s legacy and life,” said Jones.

“And we’re celebrating the whole atmosphere of Mayberry, the simpler time.” And that’s what visitors want. “It’s been a dream of ours to come up here for a long time,” said Clint McHan, of Ackerman, Miss., who visited the museum with his wife, Jamie, and their son, Paxton. “I just wanted to be on the street, knowing that he walked on that street.” On the show, he said, “you don’t have to worry about anything.” Asked if that time ever really existed, the 34-yearold said he wasn’t old enough to know. But another visitor, Melanie Pledger of Winston-Salem, says it did — at least at her house. “I certainly respected my mom and dad,” said Pledger, who came to the museum with her mother, Carolyn Courtney of Benton, Ark., and her three sons. “We all sat down and ate dinner. I didn’t realize everybody didn’t do that.” Pledger thinks people are looking for “down-home values, family, God, country, that kind of patriotism,” when they visit Mount Airy. “I think America’s really hungry for that,” she said. Forrest brushes aside any suggestion that the times were any different than what “The Andy Griffith Show” portrayed. When asked about the racial divide of the ‘60s, he replies that he and Griffith grew up on the poor side of town, and two black families lived across the street from his family. Visitors “want to relive the times of the show,” he said. “It was such a great time. It was such an innocent time. It was an innocent time compared to today.”

■ Contract Bridge — By Steve Becker But, it would not be wise to rely on the finesse -which is mostly a matter of luck — without first seeking a way to avoid it. West’s opening lead marks him with the queen of clubs, a critical piece of information that can ultimately be used against him. Declarer starts by winning the first trick with dummy’s ace and ruffing a club. This is the first step in an almost sure-fire plan to avoid the heart finesse. After cashing the A-K of trumps, South ruffs the eight of clubs, plays the K-

A of diamonds and ruffs a diamond. With the diamonds having been eliminated from both hands, the stage is now set for the killing blow. Declarer leads the club jack from dummy, but instead of ruffing it, he discards the four of hearts. West wins the jack with the queen but is helpless. He must either lead a heart into South’s A-Q or return a club, allowing South to discard the queen of hearts as he ruffs in dummy, and the slam is home.

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The safety factor a relatively simple procedure. One play in the large family of alternatives to a finesse is called a “loser on loser” play. Today’s deal illustrates how a finesse that has only a 50-50 chance of succeeding can be circumvented by substituting a play that leaves nothing to chance. As can be seen, declarer’s only possible losers in six spades are two hearts. The obvious way to try to make the slam is by leading a heart to the queen at some point, hoping East has the king.

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In this June 17 photo, Jeffrey Boehmer makes his way through the Muddy Mayhem obstacle at the Warrior Dash at Pocono Raceway in Long Pond, Pa. Virtually overnight, obstacle courses have become a favorite diversion of thrill-seekers and weekend warriors.

MICHAEL RUBINKAM Associated Press LONG POND, Pa. — More than 10,000 people trekked to northeastern Pennsylvania to scale walls, leap fire and crawl commando-style through a mud pit topped with barbed wire. Willingly. For kicks. And they paid money to do it. That's obstacle course racing for you: grueling, mudspattered and, to its legions of fans, addictive fun. In only a few years, obstacle courses have become a favorite diversion of thrill-seekers and weekend warriors, with hundreds of events around the country that require participants to go up, over, under and through to the finish line. Three of the top series — Tough Mudder, Warrior Dash and Spartan Race — expect to host nearly 2 million runners in 2012,from fitness buffs bored with straight-line running to pasty 9-to-5ers blowing off steam with friends, from adrenaline junkies pushing the limits of their own physical and mental endurance to couch potatoes for whom working the remote more typically qualifies as exercise. "I felt like a kid again for the first time in I don't know how long," says Hobie Call, 35, a former air-conditioning technician from South Jordan, Utah. Call was a world-class marathon runner looking for something new when his wife urged him to enter an obstacle course race. He was doubtful — "I don't care about getting muddy," he told her — but he took to it immediately, going on to win 21 races in his first 16 months. "The people who dare do it, they do it and they're hooked for life, and sign up for five more," says Call, who's quit his day job to devote himself

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full-time to the emerging sport. "That's why they are exploding in popularity." That was evident on a recent weekend in northeastern Pennsylvania, where Warrior Dash — the 2-yearold creation of Chicago-based event planning company Red Frog Events — set up a course around the perimeter of Pocono Raceway.Each half hour, another wave of racers took off from a starting gate rigged with pyrotechnics, then negotiated obstacles that required them to walk planks, crawl under brush, scale steep walls and scramble over cargo nets on their way to impediments named Warrior Roast and Muddy Mayhem, the big fire-andmud finish. Doesn't exactly sound like your idea of a good time? Tina Lengle wasn't so sure either. But the 33-year-old stay-at-home mom from Hershey joined a couple college friends and ran the 3.1mile course in just over an hour. "You gotta do something fun in your life. Life's too short," Lengle said triumphantly a few minutes after crossing the finish line, her body caked in drying mud. She said finishing the race made her feel empowered: "You can do anything. You're strong." The best of the runners completed the course in just over 20 minutes, barely visible under a layer of mud and grime as they received their medals. But winning was really beside the point. For the vast majority, finishing was its own reward. That's because Warrior Dash is basically a giant party — think live bands, copious amounts of beer, and free turkey legs — built around a 5K obstacle course. And it doesn't take itself too seriously, inviting racers to

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Real estate transfers PIQUA Ash NCM LLC to Thomas Robinson, a part lot, $45,000. Firstar, N.A. Star Bank, N.A., successor cotrustee, U.S. Bank, N.A., successor co-trustee, Irrevocable Trust of Lenora M. Liette, Edwin Liette, co-trustee, Ronald Liette, co-trustee to Robert Bertelloitti, trustee, Roberta Joan Elsas, trustee, Edwin Liette, trustee, Ronald Liette, trustee, Marilyn Tegtmeyer, trustee, Tegtmeyer Living Trust, two part lots, $0. Darla Liette to Douglas Liette, Edwin Liette, one lot, $0. Peoples Federal Savings and Loan Association of Sidney to Murray Property Investments LLC, a part lot, $34,000. MTGLQ Investors LP, Ocwen Loan Servicing LLC, attorney in fact to M. Dasch Underwood, one lot, $92,000. Shelby Rowe to Shannon Howard, one lot, $24,500. Estate of Donna Whitt, Donna Whitt to Terri Allen, a part lot, $0. Mastr Alternative Loan Trust, U.S. Bank, N.A., trustee, Wilmington Trust Company, successor trustee to Brenda Rhodes, Richard Rhodes, one lot, $18,000. American Home Mortgage Servicing Inc., attorney in fact, Argent Securities Inc., asset backed pass-through certificates, Deutsche Bank National Trust Company, trustee, Homeward Residential Inc. to Denise Klosterman, Richard Klosterman, one lot, $35,300. Rebecca Cooper, Robert Cooper to Deutsche Bank National Trust Company, trustee, Morgan Stanley ABS Capital I Inc., Trust, one lot, $100,000. Rebecca Cooper, Robert Cooper to Deutsche Bank National Trust Company, trustee, Morgan Stanley ABS Capital I Inc., trustee 2004-HE1, one lot, $100,000. Robert Burns to Marc Sherry, one lot, $14,900.

Jonathon Rohrbach, Stephanie Rohrbach a.k.a. Stephanie Wills to Jonathon Rohrbach, Stephanie Rohrbach, two part lots, $0. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development to Thomas Hall, a part lot, $0. Loretta Grise, Robert Grise, Ronald Grise,P.O.A., Coarolyn Hoening, POA, William Hoening to Jason Ary, one lot, $65,900. Constance Tolson, Harvey Tolson to Harveyco LLC, one lot, $0. Barbara Dankworth, Matthew Dankworth, co-executor, Lori Lamphar, co-executor to Scott Foster, one lot, $56,000. Barbara Harlamert, Marvin Harlamert to Fannie Mae a.k.a. Federal National Mortgage Association, one lot, $32,000. Carol Killian, Mike Killian to Federal National Mortgage Association, one lot, $32,000.

TROY Mary Ann Mishler Cornell, Robert Cornell to EK Owen Properties LLC, one lot, $56,000. Dipak Shah, Dipti Shah to Ugam Properties LLC, one lot, $0. Dipak Shah, Dipti Shah to Surya Properties LLC, one lot, $0. Bryan Barnes, Deanna Barnes to Paul Edwards, one lot, $155,900. Scott Investments of Troy LLC to Nottingham Development Inc., Anthony Scott, $0. Hollie Ahrens, Jason Ahrens to Thomas Perone, one lot, $136,900. Norma Rush, John R. Updike, attorney in fact to Rick Pitts, one lot, $80,000. Mary Hannahs a.k.a. Mary Elizabeth Lange, Paul Lange to Angela Smith, one lot, $159,000. Albert Jones to Habitat for Humanity of Miami County, one lot, $8,500. OPRS Communities to Maureen Blankenship, Blankenship, William one lot, $124,000. Arland Glosette to Richard Pierce Investments LLC, one lot,

$16,000. Bruce Pitsenbarger, Kathy Pitsenbarger to Bruce Pitsenbarger, one lot, $0. Keystone Home DBA, Scott Investments of Troy LLC, Jason George, one lot, $221,200. Andrew Wehri, Tessa Wehri to Angela Fox, Dwayne Fox, one lot, $160,900. Estate of Jacqueline Johnson to Carol Ewing, George Ewing Jr., one lot, $0. Estate of Mildred Partin, Bill Partin, executor to Delma Ridenour, one lot, $94,000. Nottingham Development Inc. to Anthony Scott, Katy Scott, two lots, $0. Nottingham Development Inc. to Scott Investments of Troy LLC, two lots, $0. Citimortgage Inc. to Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, a part lot, $0. Margaret Weigl, William Weigl to William Elia, one lot, $195,000. Cathy Knisley, Fred Knisley to 2510 Galway Land Trust, one lot, $52,000.

BRADFORD Anthony Kremer to Rolanda Kremer, one lot, $0.

COVINGTON George Oliver Trust, Timothy Oliver, trustee to George Oliver Trust, Timothy Oliver, trustee, one lot, $0.

HUBER HEIGHTS Carriage Trails at the Heights LLC, Dec Land Co. I LLC to Inverness Group, Inc., one lot, $33,000. Inverness Group, Inc. to Randy James Pittl, Tammy Pittl, one lot, $212,300. NVR Inc. to Dennis Adams, one lot, $180,800. David Alan Koukol Jr., trustee, David Alan Koukol Jr. Trust Agreement to David A. Koukol Jr., one lot, $0. Carriage Trails at the Heights LLC, Dec Land Co. I LLC to Inverness Group, Inc., one lot, $33,000. Rosewood Creek LLC

to Lisa Rindler, Tom Rindler, one lot, $89,900.

LAURA Rebecca Helton to Rick Helton, a part lot, $0. Christina Klepinger, Jesse Klepinger, Christina Murray to Christina Klepinger, Jesse Klepinger, one lot, $0.

LUDLOW FALLS Estate of Hugh Rademachir to Fran Rademachir, one lot, $0.

PLEASANT HILL Christine Shellenberger, David Shellenberger, Jan Shellenberger, Phillip Shellenberger, Sherry Shellenberger, SHeryl Shellenberger to Lindsay Stewart, one lot, $75,000. Asset-back certificates, Bac Home Loans Servicing LP, Bank of America, N.A., successor, Bank of New York, trustee, Bank of New York Mellon, Home Countrywide Loans Servicing LP attorney in fact, Cwabs Inc. to Angela Willoughby, Douglas Willoughby, one lot, $52,000.

TIPP CITY Robert Horrocks to Mainsource Bank, one lot, $40,000. Tina Davis to Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp., a part lot, $40,000. Rosewood Creek LLC to Lisa Rindler, Tom Rindler, one lot, $89,900. Melva Locke, Robert Locke to Melissa Lange, Michael Lange, one lot, $385,000.

WEST MILTON Secretary of Housing and Urban Development to Karen Hill, one lot, $0. Gale Bowser, trustee, Virginia Bowser, trustee, Bowser Family Trust to James Wilson, Lorri Wilson, one lot, $171,000. Karen Maess, Mark Maggart to Margaret Fender, co-trustee, Roger Fender, co-trustee, Roger L. Fender and Margaret M. Fender Revocable Liv-

BETHEL TWP. Helen Friend, Jeannine Friend, Wilbur Friend, Willis Friend, Violet Tew, Wallace Tew to Deany Chaney, Scott Earhart, $175,000. Estate of June Durst Shellabarger to Janis Shellabarger, 2.806 acres, $0. Daniel Wessel, Dawn Wessel to Eric Reed, $150,000.

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BRADFORD SCHOOLS: Tuesday — French toast sticks or Yummy Yogurt /fruit salad, egg cheese omlet, applesauce, fruit juice and milk. Wednesday — Hot dog sandwich or peanut butter bars, baked beans, green beans, banana, pineapple tidbits, pudding and milk. Thursday — Chicken alfredo or chef salad, broccoli, apples, fruit cup, breadstick and milk. Friday — Grilled cheese sandwich or Yummy Yogurt/fruit salad, chili or tomato soup, carrot sticks with dip, fresh fruit and milk.

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John Willis to Joshua Hicks, Rhiannon Hicks, $125,000. Paul Barclay to Towne Mortgage Company, $144,000. Estate of Zelma Newman to Debra Lambert Hicks, $0. Delores Swallow, Ronald Swallow to Ronda Hershberger, Raegan Schneider, 19.962 acres, 10.000 acres, $0

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SPRINGCREEK TWP. Estate of Edward Jones to Estalene Jones, 0.717 acres, $0. Lynn Redinbo to Amanda Redinbo, 1.591 acres, $0. Wells Fargo Bank N.A. to Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, 0.717 acres, $0.

Burkhardt J. Zimmerman Trust, Patrick J. Zimmerman, trustee to Eric Zimmerman, 19.883 acres, 10 acres, $0. Larry Heisey, successor trustee, James R. Warner Trust to Josie Angle, Lee Angle, 39.197 acres, $300,000. Blake Arbogast, Kimberly Arbogast to Kiyomi Tsuji, Yushin Tsuji, one lot, $158,000.

STAUNTON TWP. Shelley Liddy to Scott Liddy, 2.007 acres, $0. Fannie Mae a.k.a Federal National Mortgage Association, Lerner, Sampson & Rothfuss, attorney in fact to Philip Rindler, 1 acre, $64,900.

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Clarence W. Nuchols, trustee, Janet Nuchols, trustee, Revocable Living Trust Agreement of Janet L. Nuchols, Revocable Living Trust Agreement of Clarence Nuchols, to Clarence Nuchols, Janet Nuchols, $0. Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation to Danielle Brush, 0.489 acres, 0.651 acres, $39,900. Charles Hauther, Joy Hauther to John Willis, Kristen Willis, one lot, $159,900. Robert Heidenreich to

Will E Sanders, 32, of 110 S. Main St., Laura to Christine Nicole Dysinger, 25, of same address. Brandon David Hill, 22, of 1295 Barnhart Road, Troy to Molly Grace Adair, 20, of 3121 Ebenezer Road, Cincinnati. Aaron Jay Merzke, 26, of 263 E. Main St., Piqua to Miranda Dawn Frick, 21, of same address. Grant Alexander Mitchell, 22, of 106C Williamsburg Drive, Evansville, Ind. to Esther Jean Kroll, 24, of 1757 Paradise Trail, Troy. Joshua Andrew Lucas, 35, of 625 Thornbug Place, Tipp City to Stacy Lynn Stump, 47, of same ad-

Bradley Lee, trustee, Lettie Lee Living Trust, Lettie Lee, trustee to Dan Baisden, Jessica Baisden, 6.1970 acres, $65,000. Arlene Kleptz, Charles Kleptz to James Richard, Judy Richard, 0.207 acres, $0.

WASHINGTON TWP. Brenda Rhodes, Richard Rhodes to Vicki Trapp, one lot, $99,900.

dress. Ryan Patrick Stapleton, 22, of 1525 McKaig Ave. Apt. 23, Troy to Cierra Ashley Lethcoe, 20, of same address. Jeffry Edwin Bantz, 44, of 1474 Covent Road, Troy to Jaime Lynn Mantia, 47, of same address. Lorne Matthew Buskirk, 26, of 820 Meadow lane, Troy to Amy Marie Morgan, 31, of same address. Mark Allen Spade, 46, of 1011 E. Canal St., Troy to Marla Faye Scherer, 42, of same address. Ryan James Custer, 25, of 2610 Blackmore Ct., Troy to Tara Marie Miller, 25, of same address.

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U.S. economic recovery is weakest since World War II

—FEEBLE GROWTH America’s gross domestic product — the broadest measure of economic output — grew 6.8 percent from the April-June quarter of 2009 through the same quarter this year, the slowest in the first three years of a postwar recovery. GDP grew an average of 15.5 percent in the first three years of the eight other comebacks analyzed. The engines that usually drive recoveries aren’t firing this time. Investment in housing, which grew an average of nearly 34 percent this far into previous postwar recoveries, is up just 8 percent since the April-June quarter of 2009. That’s because the overbuilding of the mid-2000s left a glut of houses. Prices fell and remain depressed.

Koltak joins shareholder firm SIDNEY — Faulkner, Garmhausen, Keister & Shenk, A Legal Professional Association, Sidney, has announced that Joshua A. Koltak recently became a shareholder in the firm. Koltak has been an associate with the firm since 2004.His areas of concentration include business litigation, workers’ compensation defense, KOLTAK insurance defense, and bankruptcy and creditor’s rights. Faulkner, Garmhausen, Keister & Shenk is a full-service law firm with an emphasis on corporate and commercial law, business litigation, general civil and trial practice, real estate and development, employment law, banking, taxation, estate planning, and trusts. Other attorneys associated with the firm are Harry N. Faulkner, John M. Garmhausen, Ralph F. Keister, James R. Shenk, James L. Thieman, Michael A. Staudt, Thomas J. Potts, Daniel A. Bensman, Bryan A. Niemeyer, John M. Deeds, David B. Shuffelton, and Stephen R. Beiting. Koltak received his law degree from The Ohio State University in 2004.He is currently a member of the board of directors of the Sidney-Shelby County YMCA and is on the board of trustees of S & H Products,a non-profit sheltered workshop. Koltak also has served as the volunteer legal advisor to the Lehman Catholic High School Mock Trial Team for the past seven years. Josh and his daughter, Cora, reside in Sidney.

by 14 percent — to $865 billion — since it peaked at over $1 trillion in December 2007. “We were in a period in which we borrowed too much,” says Carl Wein—EXHAUSTED berg, chief economist at CONSUMERS High Frequency EconomConsumer spending has ics. “We are now delevergrown just 6.5 percent aging. That’s a process since the recession ended, that slows us down.” feeblest in a postwar re—THE JOBS HOLE covery. In the first three years of previous recoverThe economy shed a ies, spending rose an average of nearly 14 percent. staggering 8.8 million jobs It’s no mystery why con- during and shortly after sumers are being frugal. the recession. Since emMany have lost access to ployment hit bottom, the credit, which fueled their economy has created just spending in the 2000s. over 4 million jobs. So the Home equity has evapo- new hiring has replaced rated and credit cards 46 percent of the lost jobs, have been canceled. by far the worst performFalling home prices have ance since World War II. slashed home equity 49 In the previous eight repercent, from $13.2 tril- coveries, the economy had lion in 2005 to $6.7 trillion regained more than 350 percent of the jobs lost, on early this year. Others are spending average. During the 1981-82 reless because they’re paying down debt or saving cession, the U.S. lost 2.8 more. Household debt million jobs. In the three peaked at 126 percent of years and one month after after-tax income in mid- that recession ended, the 2007 and has fallen to 107 economy added 9.8 million percent, according to — replacing the 2.8 milHaver Analytics. The sav- lion and adding 7 million ings rate has risen from more. Never before have so 1.1 percent of after-tax income in 2005 to 4.4 per- many Americans been uncent in June. Consumers employed for so long three have cut credit card debt years into a recovery. cession. This long after the 1973-74 recession, by contrast, governments had added more than 1 million jobs.

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MIAMI COUNTY — Local educational, economic, and workforce development agencies,in partnership with ACT,are leading an initiative designed to build the skills of the region’s workforce by providing 20 area employers with access to ACT workplace assessments and credentialing — at no charge. Each of the participating employers will be able to measure the workplace skills of their employees or applicants. While individuals who participate will have an opportunity to earn ACT’s National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC™) Plus — a nationally recognized, portable skills credential that certifies essential foundational skills and competencies important for workplace success. Supporting the initiative are Darke County Economic Development, Edison Community College, Miami County Economic and Workforce Development, Preble County Chamber of Commerce, Sidney/Shelby County Chamber of Commerce, West Ohio Development Council, and Upper Valley Career Center. “This is truly a unique partnership,” said Justin Sommer,Miami County Economic and Workforce Development Manager. “We will provide the testing administration; ACT is providing the assessments and certifications; and participating employers have an opportunity to measure the skill sets of their employees or applicants—all at no cost. In the process, approximately 400 area residents will be able to document their skills and earn a nationally recognized

skills credential. The Work Ready System is a benefit to all stakeholders: employers, employees, job seekers, educators, and the community.” To earn the NCRC Plus, an employee or job seeker will successfully complete four computerized assessments. Three of them measure cognitive skills — Applied Mathematics, Reading for Information, and Locating Information — that are linked by ACT research data to success in a broad span of jobs and occupations. Each assessment takes about an hour to complete. The fourth assessment, Personality (formerly called Talent), measures non-cognitive characteristics that contribute to job performance. It can be completed in approximately 30 minutes. The objective for this national initiative — “Tomorrow’s Workforce Now” — is bridging the well-documented gap in workplace skills and jump-starting an economic revival across the nation. It will demonstrate and replicate the improvements reported by employers already usingACT workforce solutions. These include reductions in employee turnover and training costs; significant gains in safety and morale; and opportunities to rely on standardized skills measures to inform promotion and training decisions. Tomorrow’s Workforce Now will put these proven solutions into the hands of more business leaders and inspire greater collaboration with community colleges that are dedicated to addressing the skill development needs of their communities.

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According to Martin Scaglione,president ofACT’s Workforce Development Division, “The success of this initiative depends on progressive local organizations and employers,” said Scaglione. “It takes local champions like Edison Community College,UpperValley Career Center, chambers of commerce, and economic development groups to make something like this happen for the benefit of the area’s workforce, and we thank them for leading this initiative to serve area stakeholders and strengthen the local economy.” Scaglione described the initiative as a mechanism to identify and close the gap between the skills that employers need and the skills that individuals have. “Our country faces near-record unemployment. At the same time, employers struggle to find the right people for unfilled jobs because they lack evidence-based tools that aid in reliably predicting job performance.ACT workforce solutions bridge that gap: employers know what skills an individual has, and individuals have a way to document their strengths and stand out from the crowd to earn a job or a promotion.” Scaglione added,“The credentialing system ACT has created also helps communities attract new businesses by demonstrating that they’ve created a dynamic talent pool whose skill sets

have been tracked and measured against precise job requirements. Our intention is to demonstrate the value of evidence-based tools that reliably predict job performance and help individuals define their own career path.” The National Career Readiness Certificate is in active use in 42 states. Two area employers committing to participate in “Tomorrow’s Workforce Now” through the local initiative include: Industry Products and Retterbrush Fiberglass, both located in Piqua. For additional information about Tomorrow’s Workforce NOW: — Tomorrow’s Workforce Now: tomorrowsworkforcenow.com • ACT National Career Readiness Certificate Plus:ऀact.org/certificate • ACT WorkKeys assessments: act.org/workkeys/assess Or contact any of the partners: Darke County Economic Development: Marc Saluk; Edison Community College: Peggy Wiggins; Miami County Economic and Workforce Development: Justin Sommer; Preble County Chamber of Commerce,Matt Appenzeller; Sidney/Shelby County Chamber of Commerce: Jeff Raible;West Ohio Development Council; Mike Dodds;and Upper Valley Career Center: Rose Hemm.

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Nearly 5.2 million have been out of work for six months or more. The longterm unemployed account for 41 percent of the jobless; the highest mark in the other recoveries was 22 percent. Gregory Mann, 58, lost his job as a real estate appraiser three years ago. “Basically, I am looking for anything,” he says. He has applied to McDonald’s, Target and Nordstrom’s. “Nothing, not even a rejection letter,” he says. His wife, a registered nurse, has lost two jobs in the interim — and just received an offer to work reviewing medical records near Atlanta. “We are broke and nearly homeless,” he says. “If this job for my wife hadn’t come through, we would be out on the street come Sept. 1 or would have had to move in with relatives.” Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke has called long-term unemployment a “national crisis.” The longer people remain unemployed, the harder it is to find work, Bernanke has said. Skills erode, and people lose contact with former colleagues who could help with the job search.

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The housing market has yet to return to anything close to full health even as mortgage rates have plunged to record lows. Government spending and investment at the federal, state and local levels was 4.5 percent lower in the second quarter than three years earlier. Three years into previous postwar recoveries, government spending had risen an average 12.5 percent. In the first three years after the 1981-82 recession, during President Ronald Reagan’s first term, the economy got a jolt from a 15 percent increase in government spending and investment. This time, state and local governments have been slashing spending — and jobs. And since passing President Barack Obama’s $862 billion stimulus package in 2009, a divided Congress has been reluctant to try to help the economy with federal spending programs. Trying to contain the $11.1 trillion federal debt has been a higher priority. Since June 2009, governments at all levels have slashed 642,000 jobs, the only time government employment has fallen in the three years after a re-

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WASHINGTON — The recession that ended three years ago this summer has been followed by the feeblest economic recovery since the Great Depression. Since World War II, 10 U.S. recessions have been followed by a recovery that lasted at least three years. An Associated Press analysis shows that by just about any measure, the one that began in June 2009 is the weakest. The ugliness goes well beyond unemployment, which at 8.3 percent is the highest this long after a recession ended. Economic growth has never been weaker in a postwar recovery. Consumer spending has never been so slack. Only once has job growth been slower. More than in any other post-World War II recovery, people who have jobs are hurting: Their paychecks have fallen behind inflation. Many economists say the agonizing recovery from the Great Recession, which began in December 2007 and ended in June 2009, is the predictable consequence of a housing bust and a grave financial crisis. Credit, the fuel that powers economies, evaporated after Lehman Brothers collapsed in September 2008. And a 30 percent drop in housing prices erased trillions in home equity and brought construction to a nearstandstill. So any recovery was destined to be a slog. “A housing collapse is very different from a stock market bubble and crash,” says Nobel Prize-winning economist Peter Diamond of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. “It

affects so many people. It only corrects very slowly.” The U.S. economy has other problems, too. Europe’s troubles have undermined consumer and business confidence on both sides of the Atlantic. And the deeply divided U.S. political system has delivered growth-chilling uncertainty. The AP compared nine economic recoveries since the end of World War II that lasted at least three years. A 10th recovery that ran from 1945 to 1948 was not included because the statistics from that period aren’t comprehensive, although the available data show that hiring was robust. There were two short-lived recoveries — 24 months and 12 months — after the recessions of 1957-58 and 1980. Here is a closer look at how the comeback from the Great Recession stacks up with the others:

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8 Josie Crawford Troy 9 Becca Rosier Piqua Showman of Showmen — 10 Mary Ludwick Troy Danielle Danielson, Troy 11 to 12 year olds Senior Division — Danielle 1 Bradley McPherson Piqua Danielson, Troy 2 Liza Starett Troy Intermediate Division — Han3 Kaytee Macy Casstown nah Morrow, Covington 4 Farrah Fox Bethel Junior Division — Marissa 5 Cole Taylor New Carlisle Deeter, Laura 6 Megan Grube Troy 7 Erica Justice Fletcher 8 Hailey McPherson Piqua What’s the 9 Anna Durig Troy Weather Forecast 10 Nat Zeitz Covington 11 Legend Patty Covington First Show: Aug. 11 12 Tyler Fraley Covington Division E. Artistic Exhibits, 13 to 14 year olds Adult 1 Victoria Henderson Piqua Section I. Individual Artistic 2 Kristy Romie Piqua Exhibits 3 Regan Fenner Troy 74. Lightening - (lluminary) 4 Nicki Zietz Covington 1 Moeckel, Marian 5 Bethany Garlough New 2 Parker, Gloria Carlisle 3 Fisher, Sandra 6 Katie Allison Troy 75. Tornado – (Spiral) 7 Hope Fox Bethel 1 Neal, Marjorie 8 Lorenza Savini Troy 2 Fisher, Sandra 9 Autumn Taylor New 3 Parker, Gloria 76. Wind – (Showing Motion) Carlisle 10 McKenna Schricker Troy 1 Moeckel, Marian 1 15 to 18 year olds 2 Burgess, Rhonda 1 Lori Romie Piqua 3 Neal, Marjorie 2 Mary Tesch Tipp City 77. Blizzard – (Predomi3 Kimberly Lanham Tipp nately White) City 1 Bowell, Rhonda 5 Carl Stang Piqua 2 Moeckel, Marian 5 Ethan Nash Covington 3 Parker, Gloria Showman of Showmen — 78. Sunny Day – (Miniature Alyssa Jones Tipp City – 5 inches or less in any direction) Born and Raised Lamb 1 Parker, Gloria 1 Neal, Marjorie Class 1 2 Moeckel, Marian 1 Gavin Alexander Pleasant 2 Bowell, Ruth Hill 3 Brown, Anita 2 Katie Bodenmiller 3 Fisher, Sandra Casstown Section II. Special Class 3 Cody Alexander Pleasant 79. Houseplants (flowering) Hill 1 Burgess, Rhonda 4 Travis Sloan West Milton 2 Burgess, Rhonda 5 Emily Sloan West Milton 3 Nickel, Mary 6 Emily Sloan West Milton 80. Hanging basket (foliage) Class 2 1 Burgess, Rhonda 1 Carly Gump Fletcher 81. Container Garden – mul2 Kaitlyn Hawes Piqua tiple plants 3 Audrey Trick Tipp City 1 Burgess, Rhonda 4 Gavin Alexander Pleasant Division D: Artistic Exhibits, Hill Juniors 5 Allison Ingle Covington Section I. Individual Artistic 6 Jake Mingus Tipp City Exhibits (State age on top of 7 Allison Ingle Covington entry tags.) 8 Cassandra Ingle Covington 82. Rain Shower Class 3 12 years or age and younger 1 Emily Johnson Casstown 1 Ely, Taylor 2 Kaitlyn Thompson Troy Ages 13 - 17 3 Kaitlyn Hawes Piqua 1 Webb, Whitney 4 Katelynn Wallace Casstown 5 Lauren Wright Fletcher What’s the 6 Cassandra Ingle Covington Weather Forecast 7 Maddy Taylor Troy 8 Travis Sloan West Milton Second show, Aug. 14, 2012, Class 4 Division E. Artistic Exhibits, 3 Lindsay Brookhart Tipp Adult City Section I. Individual Artistic 5 Rebekah Eidemiller Exhibits Fletcher 84. Drought - (Dried 4 Olivia Westfall Troy Arrangement) Traditional 1 6 Olivia Edgell Fletcher Parker, Gloria 7 Cadence Gross Casstown 2 Neal, Marjorie 8 Jake Mingus Tipp City 3 Burgess, Rhonda 2 Katie Bodenmiller 85. Drought – (Dried Casstown Arrangement) Creative 1 Colin Gump Fletcher 1 Parker, Gloria Class 5 2 Moeckel, Marian 1 Andrew Dilts Troy 3 Burgess, Rhonda 2 Kaissidy Thompson Troy 86. Flood – (Showing Water) 3 Carly Gump Fletcher 1 Moeckel, Marian 4 Kaitlyn Thompson Troy 2 Burgess, Rhonda 5 Olivia Westfall Troy 87. Sunrise - Sunset – (2 6 Jakob Brunke Casstown container/own interpretation) 7 Rebekah Eidemiller 1 Moeckel, Marian Fletcher 2 Burgess, Rhonda 8 Colin Hawes Piqua 88. Cumulonibus Clouds – Class 6 (Vertical) 1 Colin Gump Fletcher 1 Moeckel, Marian 2 Emily Johnson Casstown 2 Burgess, Rhonda 3 Meagan McKinney Troy 3 Neal, Marjorie 4 Lindsay Brookhart Tipp 89. Raindrop – (Miniature – City 3 inches or less in any direc5 Christine Moser Troy tion) 6 Courtney Magoto Piqua 1 Parker, Gloria 7 Stephanie Fetters Laura 1 Ventura, Jill Class 7 1 Bushnell, Shauna 1 Christine Moser Troy 2 Moeckel, Marian

Rabbit Showmanship 3 to 8 year olds 1 Destani Wilson New Carlisle 1 Owen Heilman Troy 1 Ian Coffey West Milton 1 Marisa Savini Troy 1 Lauren Fonner Troy 1 Samantha Hull New Carlisle 1 Hayden Pennington Tipp City 1 Jacob Allison Troy 9 to 10 year olds 1 Alyssa Murphy Piqua 2 Cade Schmelzer Covington 3 Warrick Reck Bradford 4 Brenna Miller Covington 5 Ben Romie Piqua 6 Audrey Coffey Troy 7 Chloe Drummond Tipp City

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31. Dahlia: Size AA, over 10� in diameter 1 McKinney, Bill 32. Dahlia: Size A, 8�-10� in diameter 1 McKinney, Bill 2 McKinney, Bill 33. Dahlia: Size B, 6�-8� in diameter 1 McKinney, Bill 34. Dahlia: Size BB, 4�-6� in diameter 1 McKinney, Bill 2 McKinney, Bill 35. Dahlia: Size M, up to 4� 1 Burgess, Rhonda 2 Burgess, Rhonda 3 Ventura, Jill 36. Dahlia: Ball Dahlias 1 McKinney, Bill 37. Lycoris: examples: magic lily, spider lily 1 Shefbuch, Shirley 38. Daylily: any variety 1 McNeil, Karen 2 Adams, Penny 3 Brown, Anita 42. Rudbeckia: ex. gloriosa daisy, black-eyed susan 1 Garrison, Zlata 2 McNeil, Karen 3 Burgess, Rhonda 43. Hydrangea: round form 1 Francis, Toni 44. Hydrangea: lace cap 1 Joan, Sally 45. Echinacea: any variety 1 Beal, Kendra 2 Garrison, Zlata 3 Burgess, Rhonda 46. Flowering Shrub: one stem 1 Francis, Toni 2 VanKirk, Barrie 3 Nickel, Mary Section IV. Specimen exhibits not in other Sections 47. Round form 1 Brown, Anita 1 Burgess, Rhonda 2 Ventura, Jill 2 Sanders, Cheryl 3 Brown, Anita 3 Bushnell, Shauna 48. Spike form 1 South, Pat 1 Burgess, Rhonda 1 Ventura, Jill 2 Wolf, Sandy 2 Brown, Anita 2 Nickel, Mary 3 Moeckel, MArian 3 Ventura, Jill 3 Burgess, Rhonda 1 Coyne, Arlene 2 Brown, Anita 3 Moeckel, Marian 49. Spray form 1 South, Pat 2 Moeckel, Marian 3 Nickel, MAry 1 Coyne, Arlene 2 Moeckel, Marian 3 Nickel, Mary 1 Bushnell, Shauna 2 White, Ruth 3 Wolf, Sandy Annual Herbs: fresh, one stem. 50. Basil 1Brown, Anita 2 Moeckel, Marian 52. Parsley 1 Burgess, Rhonda 2 Brown, Anita 53. Rosemary 1 Bendickson, Kristen 54. Other 1 Burgess, Rhonda 2 Moeckel, Marian 3 Ninckel, Mary Perennial Herbs: fresh, one stem 55. Lavender 1 Sanders, Cheryl

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4. Hybrid Tea: Red or red blend 1 Sanders, Cheryl 2 Smith, Richard 2 Sanders, Cheryl 3 Smith, Richard 3 Sanders, Cheryl 5. Hybrid Tea: Orange or orange blend 2 Smith, Richard 3 Smith, Richard Best of Show Awards 6. Hybrid Tea: any color not Horticultural listed above Queen of Show: Best rose of 2 Smith, Richard the Adult Show 7. Floribunda or Polyantha: First Show 08/11/12 Smith, not disbudded; terminal bud Richard may be removed. Second Show 08/14/12 1 Joan, Sally Shefbuch, Shirley 10. Knockout Roses: any Miniature Queen of Show: variety Best miniature rose of the Adult 1 White, Ruth Show 2 South, Pat First Show 08/11/12 South, 11. Miniature: any variety, Pat one bloom, disbudded, foliage Second Show 08/14/12 attached South, Pat 1 South, Pat Princess of Show: Best hor2 Ventura, Jill ticulture specimen of the Adult 3 Ventura, Jill Show 14. Any variety not listed, First Show 08/11/12 McKin- must be named to win Best of ney, Bill Show Second Show 08/14/12 1 Shefbuch, Shirley McKinney, Bill 2 Burgess, Rhonda Best horticulture specimen 3 Shefbuch, Shirley of the Junior Show Section II. Annuals – maxiFirst Show 08/11/12 Ely, mum height 36 inches Hayley 15. Sunflower: one stem, foSecond Show 08/14/12 Ely, liage attached, YELLOW Taylor 1 VanKirk, Barrie Green Thumb Award 2 VanKirk, Barrie First Show 08/11/12 McKin3 Ventura, Jill ney, Bill 20. Zinnia: Giant-flowered, Second Show 08/14/12 dahlia type: one bloom, any Moeckel, Marian color, any variety, foliage atArtistic tached Best of Show—Traditional 1 Garrison, Zlata First Show 08/11/12 Bowell, 2 VanKirk, Barrie Ruth 3 VAnKirk, Barrie Second Show 08/14/12 21. Zinnia: Medium-flowered, Moeckel, Marian 3�-4�, one bloom, any color, any Best of Show—Modern variety, foliage attached First Show 08/11/12 1 Burgess, Rhonda Moeckel, Marian 2 Burgess, Rhonda Second Show 08/14/12 3 Burgess, Rhonda Moeckel, Marian 22. Zinnia: Small-flowered, Best of Show—Miniature less than 3�, three blooms, any First Show 08/11/12 Neal, color, any variety, foliage atMarjorie tached Second Show 08/14/12 1 Garrison, Zlata Parker, Gloria 2 Burgess, Rhonda Judge’s Award of Distinction 23. Marigold: Carnation: First Show 08/11/12 Parker, large flowered, any color, any Gloria variety Second Show 08/14/12 2 VanKirk, Barrie Moeckel, Marian 24. Marigold: ChrysantheBest Junior Artistic mum: large flowered, any color, First Show 08/11/12 Ely, any variety Hayley 2 VanKirk, Barrie Second Show 08/14/12 Ely, 3 Burgess, Rhonda Hayley 25. Marigold: Small to midsized, spray form, not disbud2012 Peoples Choice ded 1 Sanders, Cheryl awards 2 VanKirk, Barrie — Sponsored by Miami Val3 Moeckel, Marian ley Centre Mall 26. Coleus: one stem, no Youth Winner – Lydia buds or flowers Thumser 1 Joan, Sally Adult Winner – Brian 2 Garrison, Zlata Ressler 3 VanKirk, Barrie Horticulture — second Section III. Perennials – maximum height 36 inches show Gladiolus: one spike, side Aug. 14, 2012 shoots removed, foliage may Division A: Horticulture Ex- be attached but not required hibits, Adult 27. Gladiolus: white, near All specimens are to be ex- white, yellow, orange hibited in containers provided 1 Burgess, Rhonda by the Council. 2 Burgess, Rhonda Section 1. Roses: Classified 3 Burgess, Rhonda according to the American 28. Gladiolus: pink, red, Rose Society Buyers’ Guide. lavender, purple All foliage and thorns must 2 Burgess, Rhonda be left on the stems. All roses Dahlia: one bloom, disbudmust be properly identified, ex- ded with foliage attached cept Class 6. 2. Hybrid Tea: yellow or yellow blend 1 Davis, Gene 3. Hybrid Tea: pink or pink blend 1 2 Smith, Richard 2 3 Smith, Richard 2 Cadence Gross Casstown 3 Lauren Wright Fletcher 4 Maddy Taylor Troy 5 Colin Hawes Piqua 6 Stephanie Fetters Laura Grand Champion — Colin Gump Reserve Champion — Emily Johnson

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235 General DELIVERY ROUTES Available! Performance Daily Delivery Routes, a contractor with local and national titles, is looking for experienced newspaper carriers in the following areas: Troy, Piqua, Sidney, Russia, Bradford, and West Milton. Established routes. Must have reliable transportation, valid Ohio driver's license, auto insurance, clean and sober, 7 day availability, and Winning Attitude. Only serious businesspeople please. Call Mike for more info. Performance Delivery. michaelstevens321@gmail.com. (937)603-5211.

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Candidate must obtain and maintain Ohio EPA certification within four years of employment. Successful applicant must be able to work third shift. Application deadline is: Friday, August 31, 2012 Apply at: City of Piqua Human Resources Dept. 201 W. Water Street Piqua, Ohio 45356 Visit our website at: www.piquaoh.org to download application EOE

Terminal located in Sidney, OH. Call during the week 800-497-2100 or Dave on the weekend/ evenings at 937-726-3994 or apply at www.ceioh.com

UTILITY SUPERVISOR Continental Express Inc, a leader in the transportation industry, is accepting applications for a working Supervisor in our Utility Dept. Ideal candidate must be dependable, have past supervisory experience and a steady work history. Experience operating or working around semi’s or large equipment a plus. Person will be responsible for supervising a crew that washes and fuels trucks. This is a day shift opportunity on Tuesday-Saturday schedule. We offer excellent pay & benefits, uniforms, and a clean work environment. Apply at Continental Express 10450 St Rt 47 Sidney,OH or contact Mark at 937/497-2100

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CAUTION Whether posting or responding to an advertisement, watch out for offers to pay more than the advertised price for the item. Scammers will send a check and ask the seller to wire the excess through Western Union (possibly for courier fees). The scammer's check is fake and eventually bounces and the seller loses the wired amount. While banks and Western branches are Union trained at spotting fake checks, these types of scams are growing increasingly sophisticated and fake checks often aren't caught for weeks. Funds wired through Western Union or MoneyGram are irretrievable and virtually untraceable. If you have questions regarding scams like these or others, please contact the Ohio Attorney General’s office at (800)282-0515.

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Human Resource Director 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 wmoorman@councilonruralservices.org or visit our website at www.councilonruralservices.org

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TROY, spacious 3 bedroom apartment on Saratoga, appliances, AC, attached garage, $650. includes water. (937)203-3767. WEST MILTON Townhouse. 2 Bedroom 1.5 bath. $475 monthly, (937)216-4233

320 Houses for Rent BRADFORD, 3 bedroom with air, 1.5 garage with 220, w/d hookup, $575 plus deposit. (937)448-2445 PIQUA AREA, Candlewood, 908 Marlboro. 3 bedroom, $750 + deposit. Call (937)778-9303 days, (937)604-5417 evenings.

340 Warehouse/Storage GARAGE downtown Troy 44' by 19' garage, fenced yard, electric and overhead door, $150 (937)308-0506

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

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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, 1308 W. High St. Friday, 9am-4pm & Saturday 9am-2pm. BRAND NEW/ BRAND NAME/ BARGAIN PRICES! Body wash, deodorant, hair care, cold medicine, toothpaste, razors, cosmetics, feminine care, air fresheners, cleaners, and more. PIQUA, 1318 Hillcrest Ave. Thursday, Friday & Saturday 9am-5pm. Western and other books, tools, band saw, router, belt sander, chairs, school and computer desks, office supplies, youth bed, childrens clothing, linens, Lots of miscellaneous PIQUA, 1323 Maplewood Dr., Thursday and Friday, 9am-5pm, Saturday 9amnoon, Pampered Chef, craft and art supplies, household items, clothes, Craftsman Radial arm saw, tools, Christmas decorations & Miscellaneous PIQUA 1501 Echo Lake Dr. Saturday 12-5. Mainly household items, tools, and more.

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! 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, 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, 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

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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, drafting board, miscellaneous.

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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

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.

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PIQUA 900 Wilson Ave. Thursday August 16, Friday August 17th, Saturday August 18th 9-5. Multifamily sale! LOTS OF NICE CLOTHES!!! Girls 18mos-5, boys 4-10, juniors 00-15, ladies, mens, shoes, household items, some tools, books, toys, lots of Aeropostle, American Eagle, Hollister, etc, entertainment stand, TV, and more. Most items 50¢!

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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

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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!

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TROY, nice home on Forrest Lane, priced for quick sale (937)552-9351

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CRIB, changing table, highchair, cradle, guardrail, pack-n-play, car seat, gate, tub, blankets, clothes, Disney animated phones, baby walker, doll chairs, doorway swing. (937)339-4233

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PIQUA, Duplex, 4 bedroom, 1.5 bath, Northend, NO PETS!, $585 monthly, plus utilities, deposit, (937)606-4751

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PIQUA DAILY CALL • PLACE YOUR AD IN THE CLASSIFIEDS THAT WORK 877-844-8385 OR ON THE WEB AT WWW.DAILYCALL.COM 583 Pets and Supplies GERMAN SHEPHERD puppies. 10 weeks old. Ready for new home. $250 each. Parents on premises. (937)492-4059 (937)489-1432

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880 SUV’s

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2003 GMC Envoy LST, 4 WD, 4.2 V6, Loaded, clean, excellent condition, 3rd row seating, seats 7 $6500 OBO (937)726-1758.

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

2004 HONDA Accord LX, one owner, very nice, approx 94,800k, 4 cyl., auto, great gas mileage, PW, PL, power mirrors, keyless entry, Michelin tires, ABS brakes, black, $9675 (937) 216-0453

BOAT, 1989 Astro Fish and Ski, 19', Mercury 150hp, Bimini top, 2 live wells, fish finder, trolling motor, trailer, 3500.00 (937)596-5474

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1984 PONTIAC Transam. All original matching numbers. 54,000 miles. Dr. Mitchell ( 9 3 7 ) 4 9 8 - 9 5 3 1 (937)492-2040 1994 LINCOLN Continental, Garage kept, good condition, good gas mileage, (419)628-2218 1998 CHEVY Malibu, dark green, 179,500 miles. Runs good. (937)418-9274 1999 DODGE Grand Caravan. Runs great! New tires and battery. $2000 OBO. ( 9 3 7 ) 2 7 2 - 4 2 7 7 (937)671-9794 1999 JAGUAR, Garage kept, mint condition, call (419)628-2218 2001 LINCOLN Town car, excellent condition mechanical and body, 102,000 miles $4500. will consider reasonable offers. call (937)658-2764 anytime!

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

830 Boats/Motor/Equipment 1988 BAYLINER, 17.5'. Open bow, 2.3L, 120 OMC. Good shape, well maintenanced with escort trailer. AM/Fm Cassette, vimini top, bow cover, zip on back cover with curtain, spare prop, anchor, life jackets and more! Runs great! Must see to appreciate. $3500. (937)606-1109 CANOES, New, 1 available 13 foot, and 2 available 16 foot, Fiberglass and Kevlar, (937)667-1983

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

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

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Qualification And Approval Are Not One And The Same Kathy Henne Re/Max Finest How much home can you afford? How do you even begin to find the answer to that question? You've probably heard terms like "pre-approval" and "pre-qualification" tossed around, but do you understand the critical difference between those two? If your answer is "no," then please read on to avoid major disappointment when you make your offer. Pre-qualification is a fine place to start, but if you're really serious about the time and money you're going to invest in purchasing a home, you'll really want to focus on pre-approval. Approval, and not just qualification, is secured when you complete and

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submit a loan application, along with the appropriate documentation and fees. Your lender will review your application and paperwork, and will notify you of just how much financing you can secure. Only then will you have the confidence to make your home choice and make your offer. A pre-qualification, on the other hand, is more informal, and only an estimate of the funds for which you might qualify after applying for a loan. You might make an offer with pre-qualification in hand, but it's no guarantee that your loan application will be accepted. The seller's representative will have educated the seller about potential buyer's finances, so make them an offer they can't refuse! Pre-approval puts you in the driver's seat, so get ready to move!

New roof needed BY TRESA ERICKSON Creative Outlet When you bought your home some years ago, you gave little thought to the roof. It was in good condition, which the inspector confirmed, and that was the last time you gave it any thought until now. Time has taken its toll on your roof, and leaks have started to occur. You could patch it, but the best course of action would be to get a new roof. Depending upon where you live and the style of your house, your old roof could be made of various materials. Asphalt is the most common and can be found on roofs all over the country. Older, more rustic homes may have wood shakes, while Spanish- and Italian-style homes may have clay tiles. If you live on the East Coast in a historic home, your roof may be slate. If you live in a Victorian or contemporarystyle home, your roof may be metal. If you live on the beach, you may have a fiber cement roof, which can withstand the salty air and winds. In the majority of cases, homeowners select the same material for their new roof as before. That way, they can stay true to the style of their home. Sometimes, however, it may make better sense to switch materials. Although cheaper, asphalt would not look right on a Spanishstyle house with an original tile roof. However, if you live in an older home with a slate roof, you may want to go for a less expensive asphalt roof, which is lighter and easier to maintain. To determine the route you should go, speak to your roofer. They should be able to advise you on the best choice of roofing material for your area and style of home. If you're handy, you may be able to re-

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1700 BROADWAY FAMILY SIZED! This 4 bed, 2.5 bath home offers over 2000 sf of living space. Many updates including furnace & A/C systems, replacement windows, roof, electric plus much more. Reduced to only $95,000. Dir: From N. Main St., go N on Riverside which becomes Broadway. Visit this home at: www.JeffMarconette.com/335588

place your roof yourself. Most homeowners, however, find that it is easier to hire a roofer. If you choose this option, make sure you shop around. Don't select the first roofer you speak to. Get estimates and references and check them out. Find out exactly what is included in the estimate, how long the job will take and what you can expect. Select a roofer with experience who will do a quality job. Having a new roof installed can be expensive, so make sure you choose someone who will do it right the first time around. You don't want to have to pay for additional repairs. You want your new roof to last a long time. Select the right roofing material for your home and the right professional for the job.

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Quality Reigns! Low maintenance inside & out with stunning features in this 3 bed, 3 full bath ranch with 3 car garage. 9-13’ ceilings throughout. Wonderful kitchen & so much more. Walking distance to Piqua Country Club. $314,900. Dir: I-75 to Exit 83, W on 25A, R on Country Club, L on Steinhilber, R on Meckstroth. Visit this home at: www.ShirleySnyder.com/340818

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

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IN BRIEF ■ Tennis

Piqua netters drop match

ST. MARYS — The Piqua girls tennis team lost 5-0 to St. Marys Friday. In singles Corinne Crawford lost to Katie Peterson 6-2, 6-1; Samantha DeBusk lost to Emily Brown 6-3, 6-1; and Andrea Ferree lost to Ann Ernst 1-6, 6-1, 7-5. In doubles, Kim McCullough and Haley Weidner lost to Ariel Dodson and Priscilla Dodson 6-2, 6-1; and Abby Helman and Jordan Kiefer lost to Halee McGee and Abby Wilker 62, 6-0.

■ Television

Nees show airs on Channel 5 The WOTVC Channel 5 MIKE ULLERY/CALL PHOTOS Sports Show featuring The Piqua defense swarms Wayne’s Trey McFadden for a safety Friday night at Alexander Stadium/Purk Field. Piqua football coach Bill Nees will air Aug. 18-22. Times for the show are as follows: Aug. 18: 8 a.m., 5 p.m. Aug. 19: 7 a.m., 9 p.m. Aug. 20: 9 a.m., 10 p.m. said. “The rest of the time Aug. 21: 1 p.m., 10 p.m. he played great. The thing Aug. 22: 11 a.m., 5 p.m. I love about him is the Coach Nees will be talkway he comes right back ing about the upcoming after he makes a bad deciBY ROB KISER schedule, their scrimsion. Call Sports Editor mages and this year’s “He should really do rkiser@dailycall.com players. well in this offense. There It was exactly what Bill are a lot of things he does ■ Radio Nees had in mind when he well.” got the call from Wayne Ryan Hughes rushed football coach Jay Minton for 69 yards on carries, induring the off-season. cluding a 27-yarder on The Indians went toewhat would have been a to-toe with the team many game-winning drive. With another exciting expect to win the Division “Ryan (Hughes) broke a high school football seaI state championship in couple runs,” Nees said. son fast approaching, December, in a three quar“And Austin Covault, who WPTW will air a special ter scrimmage before loshas been running well, program Monday that ing 21-9. never really got untracked Piqua football fans won’t “That way the idea tonight.” want to miss. when we scheduled NorthThroughout the contest, Airing at 7 p.m. on 1570 mont and Wayne,” Nees Piqua showed why the AM and 1570wptw.com, said. “We schedule like a strength of this team may “The Championship” will Division I school, so we well be both sides of the be a recap one of Piqua are prepared when we get line of scrimmage. football’s most memorable the opportunity to play in “I think both the offengame, the 2006 Division II the playoffs. sive and defensive line,” Honeycutt runs with the ball Friday night after making a catch. Tate state championship game “The trouble is someNees said. “They have with Pickerington Central. times we get sleighed by turned it over on downs ning back in the backfield the second quarter and been lifting for three or our schedule. So, when Jay and gave up a touchdown for a safety after Josh added two more in the four years, so they are big■ Bengals (Minton) called and asked to the Warriors in the two- Holfinger’s punt had been third quarter, led by re- ger and stronger. The if we wanted a scrimmage, minute offense. thing I love is they just go down at the one-yard line. ceiver Jesse Bray. we jumped on it.” “We should have been On the ensuing posses“I don’t know how many at it in practice.” You could make an ar- able to punch it in there,” sion, Tate Honeycutt guys he is not going to get The Indians will host gument that Piqua was Nees said. “But, the caught a 27-yard touch- behind,” Nees said. “We Elida Friday to open the eight yards from winning penalty made it tough.” down pass from Justice have been watching him 2012 season. CINCINNATI (AP) — the scrimmage. “There were a lot of Piqua had taken a 9-0 Young and Caleb Vallieu’s on film for two years. He is The Bengals have waived With just over two min- lead in the second quarter PAT kick made it 9-0. good things that happened just a great player.” receiver Jordan Shipley, utes remaining, Piqua had and was still up 9-7 at “I really liked the one Young finished 10-for- out here tonight,” Nees who was limited in training a first-and-goal at the halftime. possession in the first half 18 for the game for 82 said. camp while he recovered Wayne eight trailing 14-9. Which should have the The first score came when we made five or six yards. from reconstructive knee But, an illegal proce- when the Piqua defense, straight first downs,” Nees “Justice (Young) only Indians well prepared for surgery. dure on first down put the led by Mike Haney, said. made two bad decisions anything they will see, beShipley was Cincinnati's Indians in a hole and they swarmed a Wayne runWayne scored a TD in the whole game,” Nees ginning next week. starting slot receiver before he tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee Sept. 18. He wasn't cleared to practice fully until July 30.

Passing final scrimmage test Piqua gives Wayne battle

WPTW to air show Monday

Bengals waive wide receiver

Tigers win tournament

STUMPER

Groff medalist with 75

Q: Cleveland Browns kicker Phil Dawson attemped eight field goals of 50 yards or longer last season. How many did he make?

A:

Seven

QUOTED "It's something that needs to stop. There's no excuse for that." —Mike McCarthy on the Packers turnovers

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Brandon Groff was medalist Friday at the Brookville Invitational.

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BROOKVILLE — The Versailles boys golf team won the Brookville Invitational Friday at Penn Terra Golf Course, with Brandon Groff taking medalist honors. Versailles won with 308, while Bellbrook was second with 314. Groff carded a 75 on the par-70 layout, while Tyler Drees added a 77 and Mitchell Stover and Adam Atwan both shot 78. Ryan Knapke had an 84 and Griffin Riegle added a 94. The Versailles JV team played in the Celina JV Invitational Friday at Fox’s Den. The Tigers finished

11th with a 451 total. Versailles scores were Jacob Watren 102, Alex Stucke 104, Dustin Ruhe 114, Ryan Bayman 131.

Cards edge Raiders MINSTER — The Russia boys golf team lost to New Bremen 163-164 at Arrowhead Golf Course Friday. Austin Tebbe shot 38 to lead the Raiders, while Treg Francis added a 40. Bryce Dues had a 42 and Zach Sherman added a 44. Russia won the JV match 176-192. Jordan Kramer was medalist for Russia with a 38.


Record Book Football

Baseball

NFL Preseason

MLB Standings

National Football League All Times EDT AMERICAN CONFERENCE

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Bengals-Falcons Stats Bengals-Falcons Stats Cincinnati 3 7 7 7—24 0 13 0 6—19 Atlanta First Quarter Cin—FG Nugent 54, 2:03. Second Quarter Atl—FG Bryant 20, 13:44. Cin—Green 50 pass from Dalton (Weber kick), 10:38. Atl—Polite 2 pass from Ryan (Bryant kick), 5:49. Atl—FG Bryant 22, 1:15. Third Quarter Cin—Sanu 12 pass from Gradkowski (Nugent kick), 11:55. Fourth Quarter Cin—Brooks 1 run (Nugent kick), 5:46. Atl—Brown 7 pass from Do.Davis (pass failed), 2:03. ——— Atl Cin First downs 18 28 Total Net Yards 322 472 30-94 18-81 Rushes-yards Passing 228 391 Punt Returns 0-0 4-25 2-55 5-119 Kickoff Returns Interceptions Ret. 1-0 0-0 Comp-Att-Int 18-29-0 41-57-1 1-0 2-15 Sacked-Yards Lost Punts 4-48.3 4-30.3 Fumbles-Lost 2-1 1-0 8-52 11-122 Penalties-Yards Time of Possession 27:53 32:07 ——— INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING—Cincinnati, Gradkowski 1-31, Z.Robinson 218, M.Jones 1-16, Leonard 6-13, Brooks 5-12, Herron 4-4, Moore 1-3, Brown 5-1, Dalton 1-1, Hansen 1-(minus 2), Peerman 3-(minus 3). Atlanta, Jac.Rodgers 4-24, Do.Davis 2-21, Nance 4-16, Smith 3-16, Ryan 1-5, Redman 1-2, Turner 3-(minus 3). PASSING—Cincinnati, Dalton 8-14-0-125, Z.Robinson 6-9-0-86, Gradkowski 4-6-0-17. Atlanta, Ryan 18-21-0174, Do.Davis 11-18-0-121, Redman 10-15-1-106, Wilson 2-3-0-5. RECEIVING—Cincinnati, Lee 4-34, Green 2-59, Sanu 2-11, Hazelton 2-9, M.Jones 1-42, Gresham 1-25, Charles 1-20, Davis 1-8, Develin 1-7, Tate 1-6, Peerman 1-4, Hawkins 1-3. Atlanta, R.White 4-54, Brown 4-47, Gonzalez 3-44, Jones 3-41, M.Jackson 3-40, Douglas 3-27, Turner 314, Jac.Rodgers 3-11, Smith 2-31, Palmer 2-24, Jam.Rodgers 2-20, Stafford 2-17, Polite 2-9, Nance 2-8, Cone 1-9, Cox 1-7, Coffman 1-3. MISSED FIELD GOALS—Cincinnati, Weber 47 (WR).

Browns- Packers Stats Browns-Packers Stats Cleveland 6 10 14 5—35 Green Bay 7 0 0 3—10 First Quarter GB—Nelson 20 pass from Rodgers (Crosby kick), 13:57. Cle—FG Dawson 53, 8:43. Cle—FG Dawson 47, 4:47. Second Quarter Cle—Hardesty 1 run (Dawson kick), 14:55. Cle—FG Dawson 52, 1:18. Third Quarter Cle—Sims 38 interception return (Wolfert kick), 12:20. Cle—B.Jackson 1 run (Wolfert kick), 1:15. Fourth Quarter Cle—Team safety, 14:55. GB—FG Crosby 42, 8:57. Cle—FG Wolfert 34, :59. A—68,201. ——— Cle GB First downs 19 10 Total Net Yards 337 228 Rushes-yards 40-117 18-69 Passing 220 159 Punt Returns 3-9 1-10 Kickoff Returns 3-78 6-157 Interceptions Ret. 3-62 0-0 Comp-Att-Int 19-30-0 18-36-3 Sacked-Yards Lost 0-0 0-0 Punts 3-47.3 4-52.5 Fumbles-Lost 1-1 1-1 Penalties-Yards 8-67 8-61 Time of Possession 36:01 23:59 ——— INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING—Cleveland, Hardesty 12-45, A.Thomas 1238, B.Jackson 14-35, Ogbonnaya 1-0, Lewis 1-(minus 1). Green Bay, Rodgers 2-24, Harrell 3-23, Green 4-16, Tyler 8-6, Cooper 1-0. PASSING—Cleveland, Weeden 12-20-0-118, McCoy 46-0-58, Wallace 3-4-0-44. Green Bay, Harrell 12-24-2-100, Rodgers 6-11-0-59, Coleman 0-1-1-0. RECEIVING—Cleveland, Little 4-45, Gordon 2-38, Norwood 2-26, B.Reed 2-17, Cribbs 2-13, B.Jackson 2-8, Spencer 1-27, Gronkowski 1-21, Smelley 1-9, Windsor 19, Moore 1-7. Green Bay, Boykin 5-63, D.Williams 3-23, Ja.Jones 2-15, Cobb 2-12, Nelson 1-20, R.Taylor 1-9, Bostick 1-7, Moss 1-7, Brewer 1-6, Tyler 1-(minus 3). MISSED FIELD GOALS—Cleveland, Dawson 56 (WL). Green Bay, Crosby 54 (WR).

East Division Washington Atlanta New York Philadelphia Miami Central Division Cincinnati Pittsburgh St. Louis Milwaukee Chicago Houston West Division

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L Pct GB W Los Angeles 65 54 .546 — San Francisco 64 54 .542 ½ 59 59 .500 5½ Arizona San Diego 52 68 .433 13½ Colorado 45 71 .388 18½ Thursday's Games Pittsburgh 10, L.A. Dodgers 6 N.Y. Mets 8, Cincinnati 4 Atlanta 6, San Diego 0 Milwaukee 7, Philadelphia 4 Arizona 2, St. Louis 1 Colorado 5, Miami 3 Friday's Games N.Y. Mets at Washington Chicago Cubs at Cincinnati L.A. Dodgers at Atlanta Arizona at Houston Philadelphia at Milwaukee Pittsburgh at St. Louis Miami at Colorado San Francisco at San Diego Saturday's Games Chicago Cubs (Samardzija 8-10) at Cincinnati (Cueto 15-6), 1:10 p.m., 1st game Pittsburgh (Bedard 7-12) at St. Louis (Lynn 13-5), 4:05 p.m. Arizona (Corbin 4-4) at Houston (Lyles 2-9), 7:05 p.m. N.Y. Mets (Niese 9-6) at Washington (E.Jackson 7-7), 7:05 p.m. Chicago Cubs (Raley 0-2) at Cincinnati (Redmond 00), 7:10 p.m., 2nd game L.A. Dodgers (Harang 8-7) at Atlanta (Sheets 4-2), 7:10 p.m. Philadelphia (Hamels 13-6) at Milwaukee (Fiers 6-5), 7:10 p.m. Miami (Eovaldi 3-8) at Colorado (Chatwood 3-2), 8:10 p.m. San Francisco (Zito 9-8) at San Diego (Stults 3-2), 8:35 p.m. Sunday's Games Chicago Cubs at Cincinnati, 1:10 p.m. L.A. Dodgers at Atlanta, 1:35 p.m. N.Y. Mets at Washington, 1:35 p.m. Arizona at Houston, 2:05 p.m. Philadelphia at Milwaukee, 2:10 p.m. Pittsburgh at St. Louis, 2:15 p.m. Miami at Colorado, 3:10 p.m. San Francisco at San Diego, 4:05 p.m. Monday's Games Atlanta at Washington, 7:05 p.m. Cincinnati at Philadelphia, 7:05 p.m. Colorado at N.Y. Mets, 7:10 p.m. Chicago Cubs at Milwaukee, 8:10 p.m. Miami at Arizona, 9:40 p.m. Pittsburgh at San Diego, 10:05 p.m. San Francisco at L.A. Dodgers, 10:10 p.m. American League East Division New York Baltimore Tampa Bay Boston Toronto Central Division Chicago Detroit Cleveland Kansas City Minnesota West Division

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W L Pct GB 68 49 .581 — Texas Oakland 62 55 .530 6 Los Angeles 62 57 .521 7 Seattle 55 64 .462 14 Thursday's Games Texas 10, N.Y. Yankees 6 Boston 6, Baltimore 3 Chicago White Sox 7, Toronto 2 Oakland 3, Kansas City 0 Tampa Bay 7, L.A. Angels 0 Friday's Games Baltimore at Detroit Boston at N.Y. Yankees Texas at Toronto Chicago White Sox at Kansas City Cleveland at Oakland Tampa Bay at L.A. Angels Minnesota at Seattle Saturday's Games Texas (Oswalt 4-2) at Toronto (Villanueva 6-2), 1:07 p.m. Boston (Lester 6-10) at N.Y.Yankees (Phelps 3-3), 4:05 p.m. Baltimore (S.Johnson 1-0) at Detroit (Porcello 9-7), 7:05 p.m. Chicago White Sox (Peavy 9-8) at Kansas City (B.Chen 8-10), 7:10 p.m. Cleveland (Kluber 0-1) at Oakland (B.Colon 9-9), 9:05 p.m. Tampa Bay (Cobb 7-8) at L.A. Angels (C.Wilson 9-9), 9:05 p.m. Minnesota (Diamond 10-5) at Seattle (Vargas 13-8), 9:10 p.m. Sunday's Games Baltimore at Detroit, 1:05 p.m. Texas at Toronto, 1:07 p.m. Chicago White Sox at Kansas City, 2:10 p.m. Tampa Bay at L.A. Angels, 3:35 p.m. Cleveland at Oakland, 4:05 p.m. Minnesota at Seattle, 4:10 p.m. Boston at N.Y. Yankees, 8:05 p.m. Monday's Games Kansas City at Tampa Bay, 7:10 p.m. Baltimore at Texas, 8:05 p.m. N.Y. Yankees at Chicago White Sox, 8:10 p.m. Minnesota at Oakland, 10:05 p.m. Cleveland 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, .322; DWright, New York, .320; YMolina, St. Louis, .312. RUNS—MeCabrera, San Francisco, 84; McCutchen, Pittsburgh, 84; Bourn, Atlanta, 82; CGonzalez, Colorado, 78; JUpton, Arizona, 77; Braun, Milwaukee, 76; Holliday, St. Louis, 75. RBI—Beltran, St. Louis, 83; Holliday, St. Louis, 81; Braun, Milwaukee, 79; CGonzalez, Colorado, 78; Kubel, Arizona, 77; LaRoche, Washington, 77; FFreeman, Atlanta, 76; Posey, San Francisco, 76. HITS—MeCabrera, San Francisco, 159; McCutchen, Pittsburgh, 153; Bourn, Atlanta, 144; CGonzalez, Colorado, 137; Holliday, St. Louis, 136; Prado, Atlanta, 136; DWright, New York, 135. DOUBLES—ArRamirez, Milwaukee, 39; Votto, Cincinnati, 36; DWright, New York, 35; Goldschmidt, Arizona, 34; DanMurphy, New York, 33; Alonso, San Diego, 31; Bruce, Cincinnati, 30; 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, 31; Beltran, St. Louis, 28; Kubel, Arizona, 25; Bruce, Cincinnati, 24; McCutchen, Pittsburgh, 24; Hart, Milwaukee, 23; Holliday, St. Louis, 23; LaRoche, Washington, 23. STOLEN BASES—Bourn, Atlanta, 31; Bonifacio, Miami, 30; DGordon, Los Angeles, 30; Pierre, Philadelphia, 29; Reyes, Miami, 28; Stubbs, Cincinnati, 28; Victorino, Los Angeles, 27. PITCHING—AJBurnett, Pittsburgh, 15-4; Dickey, New York, 15-4; GGonzalez, Washington, 15-6; Cueto, Cincinnati, 15-6; Strasburg, Washington, 14-5; Lynn, St. Louis, 13-5; Hamels, Philadelphia, 13-6; Bumgarner, San Francisco, 13-7. STRIKEOUTS—Dickey, New York, 175; Strasburg, Washington, 173; Kershaw, Los Angeles, 165; GGonzalez, Washington, 158; Hamels, Philadelphia, 158; Bumgarner, San Francisco, 150; MCain, San Francisco, 148. SAVES—Hanrahan, Pittsburgh, 33; Kimbrel, Atlanta, 31; Chapman, Cincinnati, 28; Motte, St. Louis, 27; Papelbon, Philadelphia, 26; Clippard, Washington, 25; Jansen, Los Angeles, 24; SCasilla, San Francisco, 24. AMERICAN LEAGUE BATTING—Trout, Los Angeles, .340; MiCabrera, Detroit, .327; Mauer, Minnesota, .320; Jeter, New York, .320; Revere, Minnesota, .319; Konerko, Chicago, .316; Ortiz, Boston, .316. RUNS—Trout, Los Angeles, 93; Kinsler, Texas, 82; Granderson, New York, 79; MiCabrera, Detroit, 77; Hamilton, Texas, 75; AJackson, Detroit, 75; Cano, New York, 74. RBI—MiCabrera, Detroit, 103; Hamilton, Texas, 101; Willingham, Minnesota, 88; Fielder, Detroit, 84; AdGon-

zalez, Boston, 82; Pujols, Los Angeles, 82; ADunn, Chicago, 81. HITS—Jeter, New York, 159; MiCabrera, Detroit, 153; Cano, New York, 141; AdGonzalez, Boston, 141; AdJones, Baltimore, 138; AGordon, Kansas City, 137; Rios, Chicago, 137. DOUBLES—AGordon, Kansas City, 38; AdGonzalez, Boston, 37; 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, 34; Hamilton, Texas, 34; MiCabrera, Detroit, 30; Encarnacion, Toronto, 30; Granderson, New York, 30; Willingham, Minnesota, 30; Trumbo, Los Angeles, 29. STOLEN BASES—Trout, Los Angeles, 38; RDavis, Toronto, 35; Revere, Minnesota, 28; Crisp, Oakland, 25; Kipnis, Cleveland, 23; JDyson, Kansas City, 22; AEscobar, Kansas City, 22; DeJennings, Tampa Bay, 22; BUpton, Tampa Bay, 22. PITCHING—Price, Tampa Bay, 16-4; Weaver, Los Angeles, 15-2; 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, 128. STRIKEOUTS—Scherzer, Detroit, 178; FHernandez, Seattle, 174; Verlander, Detroit, 174; Darvish, Texas, 162; Price, Tampa Bay, 159; Shields, Tampa Bay, 153; Peavy, Chicago, 144. SAVES—Rodney, Tampa Bay, 37; JiJohnson, Baltimore, 35; CPerez, Cleveland, 32; RSoriano, New York, 29; Aceves, Boston, 24; Nathan, Texas, 23; Broxton, Kansas City, 23.

Auto Racing

Michigan 400 NASCAR-Sprint Cup-Pure Michigan 400 Lineup After Friday qualifying; race Sunday At Michigan International Speedway Brooklyn, Mich. Lap length: 2 miles (Car number in parentheses) 1. (55) Mark Martin, Toyota, 199.706. 2. (99) Carl Edwards, Ford, 198.626. 3. (48) Jimmie Johnson, Chevrolet, 198.44. 4. (17) Matt Kenseth, Ford, 198.183. 5. (5) Kasey Kahne, Chevrolet, 197.878. 6. (21) Trevor Bayne, Ford, 197.78. 7. (56) Martin Truex Jr., Toyota, 197.65. 8. (9) Marcos Ambrose, Ford, 197.493. 9. (83) Landon Cassill, Toyota, 197.433. 10. (27) Paul Menard, Chevrolet, 197.163. 11. (24) Jeff Gordon, Chevrolet, 197.114. 12. (15) Clint Bowyer, Toyota, 197.012. 13. (16) Greg Biffle, Ford, 196.893. 14. (14) Tony Stewart, Chevrolet, 196.877. 15. (39) Ryan Newman, Chevrolet, 196.732. 16. (20) Joey Logano, Toyota, 196.501. 17. (22) Parker Kligerman, Dodge, 196.249. 18. (78) Regan Smith, Chevrolet, 196.217. 19. (2) Brad Keselowski, Dodge, 196.18. 20. (29) Kevin Harvick, Chevrolet, 196.052. 21. (11) Denny Hamlin, Toyota, 195.956. 22. (88) Dale Earnhardt Jr., Chevrolet, 195.822. 23. (18) Kyle Busch, Toyota, 193.299. 24. (1) Jamie McMurray, Chevrolet, 193.268. 25. (42) Juan Pablo Montoya, Chevrolet, 193.138. 26. (51) Kurt Busch, Chevrolet, 192.988. 27. (91) Reed Sorenson, Toyota, 192.709. 28. (47) Bobby Labonte, Toyota, 192.596. 29. (13) Casey Mears, Ford, 192.56. 30. (93) Travis Kvapil, Toyota, 192.539. 31. (30) David Stremme, Toyota, 192.359. 32. (31) Jeff Burton, Chevrolet, 192.282. 33. (19) Jason Leffler, Ford, 192.205. 34. (26) Josh Wise, Ford, 192.179. 35. (87) Joe Nemechek, Toyota, 192.118. 36. (38) David Gilliland, Ford, 191.79. 37. (34) David Ragan, Ford, 191.724. 38. (23) Scott Riggs, Chevrolet, 189.944. 39. (10) David Reutimann, Chevrolet, 189.036. 40. (32) T.J. Bell, Ford, Owner Points. 41. (43) Aric Almirola, Ford, Owner Points. 42. (36) Dave Blaney, Chevrolet, Owner Points. 43. (98) Mike Skinner, Ford, 189.939. Failed to Qualify 44. (33) Stephen Leicht, Chevrolet, 189.444. 45. (37) J.J. Yeley, Chevrolet, 188.157.

Golf

U.S. Amateur Scores U.S. Amateur Scores Friday At Cherry Hills Country Club Course Cherry Hills Village, Colo. Yardage: 7,409; Par: 71 Quarterfinals Upper Bracket Justin Thomas, Goshen, Ky. (139) def. Oliver Goss, Australia (138), 2 up Michael Weaver, Fresno, Calif. (143) def. Ricardo Gouveia, Portugal (140), 4 and 3 Lower Bracket Steven Fox, Hendersonville, Tenn. (143) def. Chris Williams, Moscow, Idaho (138), 4 and 2 Brandon Hagy, Westlake Village, Calif. (137) def. Cheng-Tsung Pan, Taiwan, 4 and 3 Saturday's semifinal pairings Upper Bracket 10 a.m. — Justin Thomas, Goshen, Ky. (139) vs. Michael Weaver, Fresno, Calif. (143) Lower Bracket 10:15 a.m. — Steven Fox, Hendersonville, Tenn. (143) vs. Brandon Hagy, Westlake Village, Calif. (137)

Wyndham Scores PGA-Wyndham Championship Scores Friday At Sedgefield Country Club Greensboro, N.C. Yardage: 7,117; Par: 70 Second Round (a-amateur) Jimmy Walker 66-62—128 Webb Simpson 66-63—129 63-67—130 Tim Clark 67-63—130 Sergio Garcia Harris English 66-64—130 Carl Pettersson 62-68—130 Matt Every 65-66—131 66-65—131 Bud Cauley Troy Matteson 64-68—132 Nicolas Colsaerts 67-65—132 66-67—133 Tommy Gainey 68-65—133 Bill Haas Davis Love III 67-66—133 Kevin Streelman 68-66—134 Tom Gillis 64-70—134 64-70—134 Scott Stallings Brandt Snedeker 67-67—134 Rod Pampling 68-66—134 68-66—134 Jamie Donaldson 69-65—134 John Huh David Mathis 63-71—134 Chad Campbell 71-64—135 66-69—135 Arjun Atwal Jason Dufner 68-67—135 Charl Schwartzel 67-68—135 Nick Watney 66-69—135 John Merrick 66-69—135 Richard H. Lee 66-69—135 Jason Kokrak 66-69—135 Trevor Immelman 67-68—135 Chris Kirk 66-69—135 Heath Slocum 68-67—135 Rocco Mediate 70-65—135 Will Claxton 69-66—135 Chez Reavie 67-69—136 Graham DeLaet 69-67—136 Justin Leonard 68-68—136 D.A. Points 68-68—136 Kyle Thompson 69-67—136 Alexandre Rocha 68-68—136 Y.E. Yang 67-69—136 Charles Howell III 67-69—136 Brendon de Jonge 68-68—136 Billy Horschel 69-67—136 Russell Knox 68-68—136 Bobby Gates 69-67—136 Tim Herron 76-61—137 Dicky Pride 69-68—137 Lucas Glover 68-69—137 Gary Christian 67-70—137 Derek Lamely 69-68—137 Brendan Steele 72-65—137 Ryuji Imada 67-70—137 Josh Teater 67-71—138 Jeff Overton 69-69—138 Paul Casey 68-70—138 Stuart Appleby 67-71—138 Blake Adams 67-71—138 Patrick Cantlay 70-68—138 Kevin Stadler 73-65—138 Chris Stroud 68-70—138 Angel Cabrera 67-71—138 Tom Pernice Jr. 70-68—138 Scott Dunlap 70-69—139 Jerry Kelly 72-67—139 Camilo Villegas 72-67—139 Jeff Maggert 68-71—139 Billy Mayfair 69-70—139 Troy Kelly 71-68—139 Cameron Beckman 73-66—139 Charlie Wi 72-67—139 Ryan Moore 71-68—139 Nick O'Hern 68-71—139 Jonas Blixt 72-67—139 Ben Kohles 72-67—139 Kyle Reifers 67-72—139 Kevin Kisner 68-71—139

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Reds flex HR muscle Cincinnati pounds Cubs CINCINNATI (AP) — Todd Frazier hit a two-run home run, Ryan Ludwick and Jay Bruce added solo shots, and the Cincinnati Reds beat the Chicago Cubs 7-3 on Friday night in the opener of a fourgame weekend series. Bronson Arroyo survived a shaky start to improve to 5-1 in his last six starts. Arroyo (9-7) gave up nine hits and three runs with three walks, three

strikeouts and a wild pitch in 6 1-3 innings. Cincinnati, coming off a loss to the New York Mets on Thursday that snapped a five-game winning streak, began the day leading the NL Central by six games. The Reds had six extrabase hits in five innings against streaky former teammate Travis Wood (49), who has lost his last six decisions after winning four straight starts.

Age doesn’t slow Martin Driver wins 55th career pole BROOKLYN, Mich. (AP) — Mark Martin has 55 career Sprint Cup poles, matching the number on his Toyota. His age is only two digits lower — not that it's much of an impediment for this remarkable racer. Martin posted the top qualifying speed Friday of 199.706 mph on Michigan International Speedway's still-new surface. It was the fourth pole of the year for the 53-year-old Martin, who is making only his 15th Cup start this season. He entered only two of the previous seven races on the circuit but showed no sign of rust. "I've had a few years of practice," Martin said. "I don't need a whole bunch of practice, I need a racecar like what I drove today. I need fast racecars." Martin will start at the front of Sunday's race in the No. 55 car fielded by Michael Waltrip Racing. Carl Edwards qualified second, followed by points leader Jimmie Johnson. Edwards sounded almost in awe of the pole winner. "He's living the dream," Edwards said. "He's had a successful career. He's able to come out here and pick and choose which races he's going to run and to perform well at them. I think it's pretty amazing, especially at his age. He's an inspiration for me, as to how well you can do for such a long period." Martin won his first pole July 11, 1981. "I had Mark Martin toys when I was a little kid," Edwards said. "There are generations of people who have all had little Mark Martin toys, and who knows? My kids someday might be racing against the guy. And they

might be just as frustrated." The track at MIS was repaved in the offseason, and Marcos Ambrose qualified for the June race at 203.241 mph, the first time since 1987 the 200 mph mark was broken during Sprint Cup qualifying. NASCAR altered left-side tires for the race that weekend, and cars slowed down. Martin's speed was still easily faster than Ryan Newman's 2005 qualifying mark of 194.232 mph, which was the track record before Ambrose set a new one. Ambrose qualified eighth this time. Dale Earnhardt Jr., who won at MIS in June for his first victory in four years, qualified 22nd. Martin moved into a tie for seventh with Bill Elliott on the series' career poles list. It will be his ninth top-10 start this year, and he has five top10 finishes. "What keeps him going is his love for the sport," Johnson said. "That's what keeps him going, and we all know about his dedication to fitness, nutrition, and I think that keeps him sharp and on top of his game at 53 years old. “And you can't take out the fact that the guy has a ton of raw talent. That's why he is Mark Martin." After racing a full Cup slate the last three years, Martin has cut back in 2012. "The best part of not being at the racetrack is being able to put my arms around my wife, see her, and do what I please," he said. "Instead of meeting a schedule, I just do whatever I feel like doing. It's a piece of life that I didn't have."

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Browns show plenty of fight Overcome fumble in rout of Packers BY JEFF SCHUDEL Willoughby Herald

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Cleveland’s Josh Cribbs fights for yardage Thursday night against Green Bay. and the Eagles play in the opener two weeks later, but he didn't get the same reading he would have had Brandon Weeden gone against the Packers' starters for a half. Still, Weeden showed growth from his first game. He was 12 of 20 for 118 yards with no

turnovers and put 16 points on the board. Josh Gordon caught his first preseason pass in the NFL after coming up empty last week, but then looked like a rookie again in the second quarter when he failed to do his job on a comeback route. Just as happened in De-

troit, Gordon being asleep at the switch nearly resulted in an interception. Solid run-blocking by the offensive line and a strong showing by the defense after the first Green Bay touchdown were encouraging, but the one word that makes Shurmur's blood boil — penal-

Neither coach satisfied Enter the with team’s performance Bengals get pre-season win over Falcons ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta Falcons coach Mike Smith wants his team to stop committing penalties. Cincinnati coach Marvin Lewis wants his team to play smarter and focus on details. Both coaches have two more preseason games to get their players' attention. Led by quarterback Andy Dalton and receiver A.J. Green, the Bengals had just enough offense to beat the Falcons 24-19 Thursday night. Dalton and Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan each directed a pair of scoring drives before Cincinnati's reserves held on to help the Bengals win a matchup of teams that lost in the wild-card round of the playoffs last season. Cincinnati (No. 14 in the AP Pro32) had the deeper roster. The second- and thirdstring players for Atlanta (No. 13) struggled in the second half for the second straight week, and Smith has seen enough of the penalties. The Falcons have committed 21 penalties for 242 yards over the past two weeks. Smith refused to blame replacement officials despite a couple of questionable calls. "We never comment about officiating," Smith said. "It doesn't matter who is calling the game. I know that we've got to fix the amount of penalties that we are committing. You can't have 21 penalties in two ballgames and be the type of football team that we want to be." Lewis liked what he

saw from his team in the first half, but there are still plenty of issues to address. "Our execution was crisp overall and of course the pass from Andy to A.J. was good," Lewis said of his team's first-half performance. "But we also had two dropped balls. You can never let that get into your program. “Defensively, we got a couple of tipped balls, which was good, but you've got to come down with those and get the turnovers." Ryan, who completed his first 11 attempts, finished 18 of 21 for 174 yards and one touchdown, a 2-yard screen pass to reserve fullback Lousaka Polite in the second quarter. Spreading out the offense and connecting with nine different receivers, Ryan completed passes of at least 20 yards to Roddy White, Tony Gonzalez, Julio Jones and Michael Palmer. Dalton was 8 of 14 for 125 yards and one TD, a 50-yard pass that Green caught while running past cornerback Asante Samuel down the right sideline. It was just the kind of preseason result that Cincinnati offensive coordinator Jay Gruden has been seeking. Gruden's training camp emphasis for Dalton has been to improve his accuracy on deep balls. "I'm surprised they left A.J. one-on-one in that situation," Dalton said, "but I'm glad they did." Bengals tight end Jer-

maine Gresham limped off the field in the first quarter with a right knee injury. After the game, Bengals coach Marvin Lewis said, "He's going to be fine." Cincinnati's offense began the night with starting running back BenJarvus Green-Ellis out with a foot injury and his top backup, Bernard Scott, sidelined by a sore hand. The Bengals lost starting left guard Travelle Wharton to a season-ending knee injury in last week's preseason win over the New York Jets. Atlanta's Michael Turner had three carries for minus-3 yards. Turner's best gain was an 8-yard completion on a screen pass. Falcons coach Mike Smith wasn't concerned about Turner's lack of production because the plan was for Ryan to air out the passing game and spread the ball around. "We really wanted to look at the passing game," Smith said. "It was moreso of an emphasis of what we wanted to do. There were some nice opportunities." Samuel, the veteran Atlanta acquired in an April trade with Philadelphia, seemed to celebrate prematurely after his coverage contributed to a short incompletion that Dalton threw too high for Green. On the next snap, Green ran straight downfield on a "go" route and easily beat Samuel with a double move to make an over-the-shoulder catch that put the Bengals up 10-3.

ties — was a major problem again. Oniel Cousins was called for two penalties on Phil Dawson kicks. A holding penalty wiped out a 43-yard field goal by Dawson. Fortunately for Cousins, Dawson was good from 53 yards. Cousins was called for a facemask

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If the Browns' victory Thursday night at Green Bay is an indication of the season ahead, we can conclude this: No matter what the final record turns out to be, the Browns aren't patsies anymore. Montario Hardesty fumbled on the first play. Before the game was a minute old, Packers wide receiver Jordy Nelson beat Joe Haden, though the pass was incomplete, and then Aaron Rodgers threaded a touchdown pass to Nelson despite tight coverage by Haden. The game could have gotten away from the Browns quickly. It didn't. They fought back at Lambeau Field, and quickly showed they wouldn't roll over. Offensive coordinator Brad Childress called Hardesty's number on the Browns' next offensive play, and Hardesty responded. He rushed for 45 yards and a touchdown on 12 carries before giving way to Brandon Jackson. More important than Hardesty's bounce-back is the way the defense stood up to Rodgers after the first touchdown, though Rodgers' night was finished after the first quarter. That is the dilemma the Browns faced in deciding to make the second preseason game their dress rehearsal. It wasn't starters vs. starters after the first quarter. Coach Pat Shurmur is right not to play his starters for three quarters against the Eagles next week because the Browns

penalty on an extra point. "No sweat" Dawson made that one from 30 yards, too. End Brian Sanford, trying to win a job on the defensive line, lined up in the neutral zone on a play. His penalty erased an interception and touchdown return by linebacker Craig Robertson. Fifteen Browns missed the game with injuries or because Shurmur decided he wanted to see younger players. Linebacker was hit hard with Scott Fujita, D'Qwell Jackson and Chris Gocong all missing. As coaches say, "Next man up." Robertson is one of those players. He made a tackle on special teams, one on a Packers running play and was around the ball when he was in the game. He didn't win a job in one night, but he certainly did enough to earn another serious look next week. Safety David Sims also earned another chance. He sealed the game in Detroit by intercepting a pass with nine seconds left and Thursday night returned an interception thrown by Graham Harrell 38 yards for a touchdown. No one believes the played the Packers Browns as though they were playing the Chicago Bears in a critical NFC North game. Four quarters of Aaron Rodgers would likely have produced a much different result, as it has for so many Packers' opponents. All that being said, the Browns have something to build from. They looked better Thursday night than they did when they beat the Lions in Detroit.


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