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NYC shooting leaves 2 dead Nine also wounded in spree outside Empire State Building BY TOM HAYS Associated Press


NEW YORK (AP) Jeffrey Johnson hid behind a car in his business suit and tie near the Empire State Building, waiting for the man he blamed for costing him his job. He put a gun to the executive’s head and fired five times, then walked



off with his briefcase into the morning rush of midtown Manhattan. Minutes later, Johnson was dead in front of the landmark skyscraper, killed by police Friday in a chaotic confrontation that sent bullets ricocheting, wounded nine other people and left sidewalks near one of the world’s bestknown landmarks spattered with blood. Police released dramatic surveillance video that showed the confrontation lasted only a few seconds. Johnson was AP PHOTO walking rapidly down the street trailed Officials collects evidence near the Empire State Building following a shooting Friday in New York that See Shooting/Page 2 left two dead and nine wounded.



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of Troy Memorial Stadium, and said the response to Rachel’s cause was amazing. “It’s awesome,” said Miramontes whose wife, Ashley was at the game to talk about her sister’s condition. “I didn’t think this many people would be here and it’s been a great turnout and we are glad people care and love her

WASHINGTON (AP) — Most Americans say go ahead and raise taxes if it will save Social Security benefits for future generations. And raise the retirement age, if you have to. Both options are preferable to cutting monthly benefits, even for people who are years away from applying for them. Those are the findings of a new Associated PressGfK poll on public attitudes toward the nation’s largest federal program. Social Security is facing serious long-term financial problems. When given a choice on how to fix them, 53 percent of adults said they would rather raise taxes than cut benefits for future generations, according to the poll. Just 36 percent said they would cut benefits instead. The results were similar when people were asked whether they would rather raise the retirement age or cut monthly payments for future generations 53 percent said they would raise the retirement age, while 35 percent said they would cut monthly payments. “Right now, it seems like we’re taxed so much,

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TV book inside today’s Daily Call This week’s Remote MIKE ULLERY/STAFF PHOTO features FOR PHOTO REPRINTS, GO TO WWW.DAILYCALL.COM Possibilities The Piqua varsity cheerleaders lead the Indians onto the field at Alexander Stadium/Purk Field for the openReba McIntire, star of ing game of the 2012 football season on Friday. The Piqua Indians dropped the season opener Elida. See “Malibu Country.” story on Page 18.

Scout open house planned

Community rallies in support of injured Troy High graduate

PIQUA — Cub Scout Pack 295 and Boy Scout Troop 295 will conduct an open house at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Piqua Christian Church, 3969 W State Route 185. This is for boys age 7 (or first grade) up to age 18. Come and find out more about the scouting program. Activities for youth will be provided. Youth must be accom- BY MELANIE YINGST panied by a parentguardian. For more Ohio Community Media information, call 214- 0162. TROY — Once a Trojan, always a Trojan. It was a sea of bright Special health pink along with red and board meeting set gray at Friday night’s PIQUA — A special meeting of the Piqua Health Board will be held at 9 a.m. Tuesday in the city commission chambers located on the second floor of the municipal government complex, 201 W. Water St. BY JULIE CARR

Stump reported out of coma; funds raised for family

Ohio teachers must make the grade

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Troy High School football game in honor of 2012 graduate Rachel Stump — an honors student and varsity football cheerleader while at Troy — who was struck by a car while walking near the The Ohio State University campus a week ago. According to reports, she has been lifted out of a medically induced coma at the Wexner Medical Center at OSU.

Stump, 18, was a Troy High School cheerleader and support from her home community was overwhelming for her family and friends at the game selling “Pray for Rachel” T-shirts, bracelets and a slew of other fundraisers to offset her medical care and rehabilitation. Gabe Miramontes, Rachel’s brother-in-law, manned the table outside

Poll: More taxes OK to save Social Security

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SMYTH Associated Press COLUMBUS — When Ohio’s new teacher evaluation system kicks in starting next year, teacher Tammy Schmidt may be joining her third-grade students in preparing scrapbooks of their classroom accomplishments. Teacher portfolios, which could include lesson plans, student work, photographs even videos, are among the tools that states are considering as a way to better rate educators, and to meet See Teachers/Page 2


Community leaders representing the Piqua United Way display current donation totals outside Alexander Stadium on Friday prior to the Indians football game.

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Teachers Continued from page 1 the conditions for federal funding. Other approaches being developed and tested across the nation may include parent reviews, student surveys, classroom observations and student growth measures including standardized test scores. Teachers with consecutive poor ratings will first get help, and then could lose their tenure. Teachers who consistently excel would be evaluated less frequently. The push for reform has emerged from a growing bipartisan consensus joined by the Obama administration that the old advancement model based on tenure and seniority wasn’t always working, with union-negotiated agreements viewed as sometimes protecting bad teachers or blocking opportunities for young talent. Tim Melton, legislative director for the education reform group StudentsFirst, said parents and teachers alike had become frustrated with evaluations that ranged from lackluster to nonexistent. “The biggest factor in school by far is an effective teacher in the classroom,” he said. “Everyone in the building knows who those people are. The difference now is there is a lot of robust data to show how things are going. The question is once you have it, what are you going to do with it?” Most states pledged to establish new teacher and principal evaluation systems to gain points on their applications for the Obama administration’s Race to the Top grants. States that wanted a waiver from some of the No Child Left Behind law’s requirements also had to pursue certain policies, including basing teacher evaluations in part on student achievement. Michelle Exstrom, education program principal at the National Conference of State Legislatures, said in most states, teachers weren’t evaluated annually and, when they were reviewed, almost all received satisfactory ratings. “These evaluation systems are meant to be much more authentic in assessing how students are doing,” she said. “And make no mistake: Teachers, parents and students all want this. It doesn’t do a teacher any good to

Death notices SIDNEY — Kenneth W. McCormick, 72, of Sidney, passed away Thursday, Aug. 23, 2012, at Wilson Memorial Hospital, Sidney. Funeral services will be held Tuesday at Cromes Funeral Home, Sidney, with the Rev. George Gnade officiating. Burial will be at Glen Cemetery in Port Jefferson. AVON LAKE — Dorothy B. Wentz, 89, formerly of Sidney, died Friday, Aug. 24, 2012, in Avon Lake. A Mass of Christian burial will be held Tuesday at Holy Angels Catholic Church, Sidney. Salm-McGill and Tangeman Funeral Home in Sidney is in charge of arrangements. SIDNEY — Thomas J. Davis, 70, of Sidney, passed away at 12:26 a.m. Friday, Aug. 24, 2012, at the Wilson Memorial Hospital emergency room. Funeral services will be held Tuesday at the Sidney Apostolic Temple with the Rev. Mark Hina officiating. Burial will be at Glen Cemetery in Port Jefferson. Cromes Funeral Home, Sidney, is in charge of arrangements.


In this photo taken Monday, teacher Tammy Schmidt high-fives one of her new students at Ridgewood Elementary School in Hilliard. Schmidt is among nearly 109,000 Ohio teachers who will fall under new evaluation criteria starting next summer. In Missouri, after months get a positive evaluation constant basis,” Schmidt said. “It’s that look on their of deliberations, the comthat’s not accurate.” But measuring good face like, ‘Oh my gosh, I plexity of the issue teaching isn’t easy particu- have no idea what you’re prompted state lawmakers larly when nearly 8 in 10 talking about,’ to, are they to leave for the summer public school educators na- engaged in this unit or are without passing their teacher evaluation bill. Last tionwide don’t teach sub- they daydreaming?” She said parent feedback winter, Virginia lawmakers jects measured using standardized tests. When another tool Ohio districts rejected Republican Gov. the U.S. Department of Ed- are weighing whether to use Bob McDonnell’s proposal to ucation offered waivers last could be just as variable, make it easier to fire teachsummer to extend the dead- with those unhappy with a ers by phasing out continuline for states to start up child’s poor grade or a ing contracts, which are their evaluation systems, teacher’s demeanor poten- akin to tenure, and replacmore than half of states ap- tially turning in low marks. ing them with three-year James Martinez, a contracts. plied, according to a departElsewhere, teachers’ spokesman for the National ment spokeswoman. In Ohio, Schmidt, who Parent-Teacher Association, unions and reform groups teaches in the Columbus said it’s valid nonetheless. are waging legal battles “Parents’ perspectives over the movement. suburb of Hilliard, is one of In Florida, the statewide nearly 109,000 teachers should be considered in statewide who will fall every kind of decision and in teachers’ union and two inunder new teacher evalua- any kind of evaluation, not dividual teachers have filed tion criteria that kick in even just teachers,” he said. suit over the new state plan, Michele Wimship, an ed- which replaces seniority next July. The evaluation system ucation reform consultant to with merit pay. They argue the state is developing will the Ohio Education Associa- it’s vague, arbitrary and base half a teacher’s rating tion teachers’ union, said de- doesn’t match the law that on student growth, meas- cisions on how Ohio’s was passed. The state conured through test scores and evaluation system will look tends it conforms to the 2011 other criteria; the other half is being delegated to local law, which also ends tenure will be based on teacher per- school boards. She fears that for newly hired teachers. A judge in Los Angeles formance, as measured by will produce a patchwork of more frequent classroom ob- approaches for different ruled preliminarily that the servations, among other types of teachers across the city school district is violating state law by not includstate. things. “It’s going to be very com- ing student achievement Schmidt said her district doesn’t currently plan to use plicated and confusing,” she measures, including test student surveys as evalua- said. “We are watching with scores, in teacher evaluation tools, but she has a hard interest given the fact this tions. The suit was filed by time imagining how that new law was passed with no an anonymous group of would look for other educa- input from teachers, no families sponsored by Edinput from administrators, Voice, a Sacramento-based tors of 8-year-olds. “As teachers, we respond and no input from the state education reform group, and to student feedback on a Department of Education.” awaits a final outcome.

Shooting Continued from page 1 by two police officers when he stopped, wheeled around and pulled out a gun. About a dozen people ran for their lives, including two small children who were just feet away from Johnson. He pointed the gun at the officers, who quickly fired at him. Johnson dropped his briefcase, fell to his knees and then collapsed on the ground. The bystanders likely were hit by police officers’ stray gunfire, some of it bullets that rebounded off planters in front of the skyscraper and grazed pedestrians. The two officers fired 16 shots. The surveillance video shows Johnson point-

ing his weapon at police, but it’s likely he did not get a chance to fire, investigators said. Startled New Yorkers looked up from their morning routines in the crowded business district to see people sprawled in the streets bleeding and a tarp covering the body in front of the tourist landmark. “I was on the bus and people were yelling ‘get down, get down,” said accountant Marc Engel. “I was thinking, ‘You people are crazy, no one is shooting in the middle of midtown Manhattan at 9 o’clock in the morning.” It was over in seconds, he said “a lot of pop, pop, pop, pop, one shot after the other.” Afterward he saw sidewalks littered with the wounded, including one

man “dripping enough blood to leave a stream.” Johnson, who neighbors had seen leave his apartment in a suit every day since he was laid off a year ago, had worked for six years for Hazan Imports and was let go when the company downsized, police Commissioner Ray Kelly said. Police were looking into his relationship with the victim, Steven Ercolino, the company’s vice president of sales, who had traded accusations of harassment with Johnson when he worked there. Johnson, 58, also blamed Ercolino for his layoff, saying that he hadn’t aggressively marketed Johnson’s new T-shirt line, police spokesman Paul Browne said.

After waiting for Ercolino, 41, to come to work, Johnson walked up to him, pulled out a .45-caliber pistol and fired at his head, Kelly said. After he fell to the ground, Johnson stood over him and shot four more times, a witness told investigators. “Jeffrey just came from behind two cars, pulled out his gun, put it up to Steve’s head and shot him,” said Carol Timan, whose daughter, Irene, was walking to Hazan Imports at the time with Ercolino. A construction worker who saw the shooting followed Johnson and alerted two police officers, a detail regularly assigned to patrol city landmarks such as the 1,454-foot skyscraper since the Sept. 11 terror attacks, officials said.

Lawmakers from both political parties say there is a good chance Congress will address Social Security in the next year or two if the White House takes the lead. Yet so far, Social Security has not played a big role in the presidential election. In previous polls, Democrats have typically scored better than Republicans on handling Social Security. But the AP-GfK poll shows Americans are closely divided on which presidential candidate they trust to handle the issue. Forty-seven percent said they trust President Barack Obama to do a better job on Social Security, and 44 percent said they trust his Republican opponent, Mitt Romney. The dif-

ference is within the poll’s margin of sampling error. Charles McSwain, 69, of Philadelphia, said he trusts Obama because he thinks the president is more likely to stick up for the middle class. “He at least gives the appearance of trying to help people that aren’t super rich, and Romney doesn’t,” said McSwain, who works part time selling real estate. But Jeff Victory of Nashville, Tenn., worries that Obama doesn’t have the stomach to cut benefits to help rein in the program. “Barack has already shown he’s going to give anything free out to everyone he possibly can, so I’m going to have to go with Romney on that one,” said

Victory, a 26-year-old electrician. Romney has said he favors gradually increasing the retirement age, but he opposes tax increases to shore up Social Security. For future generations, Romney would slow the growth of benefits “for those with higher incomes.”

Poll Continued from page 1 but if that would be the only way to go, I guess I’d have to be for it to preserve it,” said Marge Youngs, a 77-year-old widow from Toledo. “It’s extremely important to me. It’s most of my income.” Social Security is being hit by a wave of millions of retiring baby boomers, leaving relatively fewer workers to pay into the system. The trustees who oversee the massive retirement and disability program say Social Security’s trust funds will run out of money in 2033. At that point, Social Security will only collect enough tax revenue to pay 75 percent of benefits, unless Congress acts.


Continued from page 1 as much as her family does.” Troy cheerleaders, all seniors, shared how Stump’s leadership, positive attitude and zest for life influenced them. Senior Alexis Mills said she really looked up to Rachel throughout their time on and off the football sidelines. “I really looked up to her,” Mills said. “This has really opened up my eyes on how I look at things now — everybody cared for her so much — she was a great leader and always made cheering fun and she never was in a bad mood.” Those positive thoughts now are sent throughout the day to the Stump family as Rachel will have a lengthy recovery from the injuries she sustained in the accident early Sunday morning. Photos from a photo booth inside Troy Memorial Stadium, along with well wishes, will be sent to the Wexner Center via a scrapbook the Troy High School cheerleaders will make for Rachel. “We just want her to know we are thinking about her and want her to stay positive to get stronger and keep motivated,” said McKenna Kotwica, a senior on the cheerleading squad.”This has made me realize how strong our community is now.” Rachel Dippold, senior, said the accident has put a lot in perspective on her first days as a senior at Troy High School. “This has made me look at the big picture and how much we all care about each other — no matter who you are,” Dippold said. Other fundraisers include a photo session raffle with Lee Woollery by the Troy Cheerleader Boosters. Jacqui Rose and Lynn Owens stood outside Troy Memorial Stadium to help support their former cheerleader, whom their daughters cheered with until Rachel’s graduation. “We are all so proud of her,” Rose said, mentioning Stump was the recipient of the booster’s first scholarship. “She was a National Honor Society member and it’s amazing that everybody is stopping — it’s been crazy.” Rose said the raffle also will be part of a car wash and bake sale today. “They got good news today so that was just awe-

some,” Owens said. In addition, a number of fundraisers already have been arranged to help Stump’s family defray Rachel’s medical costs, which promise to mount as doctors have already informed the family Rachel’s recovery likely will be lengthy: • A car wash and bake sale will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. today at AutoZone, 1827 W. Main St. in Troy, with proceeds going to the Stump family. Additionally, “Pray for Rachel” T-shirts and bracelets will be sold. • Miami Valley Music Festival Association, Kuzzinz Bar and Grill, Lost Creek Chrome Divas and local performers will host a “Rock for Rachel” event with an all-you-caneat spaghetti dinner for $10 on Saturday, Sept. 8, beginning at 4 p.m. at Kuzzinz Bar and Grill, 3006 N. County Road 25-A, Troy. For more informavisit tion, for a link to the ROCK for Rachel! event. • Ink’d Tees in Troy is selling “Pray for Rachel” Tshirts, with 100 percent of the proceeds to go directly to the Stump family. Tshirts may be purchased for $15 at the store, 306 S. Dorset Road in Troy, on the store’s Facebook page or by e-mailing owner Steve at steve@inkdWolf • On Sept. 3, any patron who brings in a flyer to Applebee’s restaurant, 1759 W. Main St. in Troy, will have 10 percent of his or her order go to the Stump family. Flyers will be available at Ink’d Tees in Troy. • For those wishing to make donations directly to the Stump family, a post office box has been set up at P.O. Box 722, Troy, OH 45373. Checks may be made out directly to Rachel Stump.

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Snow graduates from recruit training in S.C. PIQUA — Travis L. Snow of Piqua earned the title of United States Marine after recently graduating from recruit training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, S. C. For 13 weeks, Snow stayed committed during

some of the world’s most demanding entry-level military training in order to be transformed from civilian to Marine instilled with pride, discipline and the core values of honor, courage and commitment. Training subjects included

close-order drill, marksmanship with an M-16A4 rifle, physical fitness, martial arts, swimming, military history, customs and courtesies. One week prior to graduation, Snow endured The Crucible, a 54-hour final

test of recruits’ minds and bodies. Upon completion, recruits are presented the The heat will stick around through the weekend with Marine Corps emblem and highs approaching 90. The next chance for rain won’t called Marines for the first until Monday as a cold front pushes through the be time. area. High: 90 Low: 63. Snow is a 2012 graduate of Piqua High School.

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CASSTOWN — Hear ye, hear ye! Calling all princesses to a day of pampering and learning how to be a princess. Miami East High School’s FFA and Pride In M.E. welcome young girls of all ages to attend a Princess For A Day Open House from 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 9, at the Miami East High School Cafeteria. A $10 cash donation will be accepted at the door. All proceeds benefit the March of Dimes. All princesses are encouraged to dress in a princess dress as they learn everything it takes to be a princess, including: hair, make-up, nails, healthy snacks, walking the runway and much more. Each princess will be given a tiara. Girls of all ages are welcome with parental supervision. Come help improve young girls’ self-esteem while making a donation to the March of Dimes. For more information, call Miami East High School at 335-7070 ext. 3212 or ext. 3008.

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Police reports Suspicious: Police reThese are selected incidents provided by the sponded to Ulbrich’s, 407 Piqua Police Department. S. Wayne St., on the report of a man with a gun. The suspect told police he Aug. 15 had a BB gun that he Theft: Police re- threw away in a trash responded to the 1800 block ceptacle. The man was of Britton Drive after a warned “to be more aware trash can was stolen of his surroundings ‌ in overnight. Upon investi- the future as his actions gation, police learned caused someone to call 9that another area resi- 1-1.â€? dent also had their trash Aug. 16 can stolen last week.

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Bill and Tricia Zimmerman of Sidney announce the birth of a daughter, Audrey Grace Zimmerman, born at 2:30 p.m. Aug. 1, 2012, at Wilson Memorial Hospital, Sidney. Audrey weighed 7 pounds 11 ounces and measured 19 1/2 inches


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in length. She was welcomed home by big sisters Leah and Zoe. Maternal grandparents are Jim and Connie Stammen of Piqua. Paternal grandparents are Bill and Deb Zimmerman of Sidney.

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Armstrong still among greatest The Usual Eccentric athletes It’s like kicking a heating and accusations of cheating have been around sports for as long as sports have been played. Scandals have been around seemingly forever. Two factors seem to be at play in the dirt-digging, mudslinging chaos that follows each scandalous event. First, is the notoriety of the accused. Second, is the over-proliferation of news media and the tens-ofthousands of self-proclaimed “news” sources. Can you imagine what would happen if the Chicago Black Sox scandal happened in the 21st century? The feeding frenzy by media and pseudo-media would probably cause Internet overload. Granted, such incidents are indeed newsworthy. When one, or more, high-profile athletes are involved it makes the situation even more “exciting” for both the media and public. It was announced this week that Lance Armstrong, one of the greatest athletes of our time, was to be stripped of his seven Tour De France titles after dropping his fight against “doping” charges made against MIKE ULLERY him. Chief Photographer I will be the first to proclaim that cheating in sports should not be tolerated. I am not aware, though, of any proof that exists against Armstrong. Just lots of accusations. It is said that “strong men breed strong enemies.” I cannot help but wonder how many of Armstrong’s accusers are people who somehow felt snubbed by him at one time. How many are just jealous of his success? If I remember correctly, the bulk of the initial accusations against him came from the French. I’m sorry but the French people and their government do not exactly have a strong track record for supporting anything American. The bottom line is that Lance Armstrong did win seven, count them seven, Tour de France titles. Nothing can change that. He has undoubtedly rubbed a number of people the wrong way over the years. Does that make him any less of a champion cyclist? I think not. It is no different with Pete Rose, unarguably one of the greatest men to ever put on a baseball uniform. Of all baseball records, Rose’s accomplishments on the field remain the least likely to ever be surpassed. I believe that Cal Ripken’s record for most consecutive games played is the only record less likely to be broken. Rose’s indiscretions regarding his gambling addiction are well-documented. Nothing that he did off the field can ever erase what the man did on the field. Nothing that anyone, baseball commissioner to baseball writer to president, can ever say, “well, that just did not happen.” Pete Rose is not in the Baseball Hall of Fame because too many people do not like him. Isn’t that a pretty stupid reason to keep him out of Cooperstown? The recent Ohio State football autographs and memorabilia for tattoos scandal is still fresh in everyone’s mind. What comes to mind with that, and also to a certain extent with most every scandal, is that the righteous accusers are often more corrupt than the accused. They just make the rules such that they are safe from retribution. They also have billions of dollars at their disposal with which they can bury anyone who dares to make waves. The governing bodies for many of these sports organizations perform in a highly-questionable manner. Their ultimate objective … money. If they must throw a player, a coach or an institution under the bus in order to insure cash flow, it is considered a small price to pay. Unfortunately, I see those trends that have been seen in professional and, in particular, college sports for decades have filtered to the high school level. The almighty dollar has usurped sportsmanship and love of the game as the driving force behind our kids playing in high school sports. Sports of all kinds are — a game. Pure and simple. Maybe it is time to completely dismantle the governing organizations for sports, from high school to pros, and just start over.


guy while he’s down to this nosey neighbor onday mornwho apparently gets her ings are bad voyeuristic jollies off by enough without secretly watching my my overweight hillbilly dog taking a dump. neighbors screaming “Kind, sir,” I sarcastiout accusations related cally implored (at the to my personal life. Yet top of my lungs) repeatnothing stopped one of edly, “why don’t you them the other day please mind your own from doing just that. WILL E SANDERS business or call the I was walking my cops?” Doberman pinscher, Staff Writer Well, at least I said Silas, when it something of the sort bepened. At the time I was in a hurried attempt to get Silas to cause I didn’t have time to argue with accomplish the one thing it would seem her about how much I enjoy kicking dogs. Oh me? Yeah, I’m a big dog kicker. he sorely lacks the ability to accomplish — dropping his drawers outside. Inside Nothing is better than kicking a dog, exSilas has no problem dropping a deuce cept maybe taking candy from a baby. I on the dining room floor and scampering even plan on competing in a regional away like a dog with his tail tucked be- Olympic qualifying event for dog-kicking next year in Atlanta, Ga. I am probably tween his legs. But when Silas is outside it’s an en- a lock for the spot unless Michael Vick tirely different story. When Silas finally decides to try out. In actuality, I don’t kick or otherwise decides to go number two he does so as if applying a steady stream of caulk. He harm dogs, and even if I did I wouldn’t usually haunches over, begins relieving do it outside on a Monday morning. And himself and then scoots forward during even if I did kick dogs the last type of the agonizing process, leaving behind a dog I would kick would be a Doberman. footpath of feces. On top of that, Silas I like my fingers and playing guitar, has trouble maintaining his balance on thank you very much. Now terriers? I’ll punt those things all account of his old age and past problems with his legs. This of course means some- day long. After a few minutes of her yelling at times he falls backward and right into — me in psychobabble she held up her well, you guessed it — his own waste. It’s a nasty affair, that much I am cer- phone and threatened to call the cops on tain. So in order to avoid it all together I me, perhaps trying to save face after I sometimes place my foot on his rump verbally eviscerated her from my back and nudge him forward so he doesn’t lawn. “How many times do I have to tell you, wobble backward like a Weeble. That’s when I heard this shrill scream sir? I dare you to call the cops,” I said, echo across my backyard that pro- coaxing her. At that point she was reduced to her claimed, “Did I just see you kick that dog?” I whipped my head around and lowest common denominator and befrom two yards over I witnessed quite a came violent like an early caveman sight. There, standing partially-clothed striving to resolve a dispute the only behind a screen window, inhaling a bag way he knows how. Calling me a of powered doughnuts and holding a “weirdo,” which coming from her I took cordless phone, was a woman of incredi- as a compliment, she then acknowledged her own extraordinary girth in relation ble size and tenacity. She barked out her line of questioning to mine and stated, in much nastier again, “Did I just see you kick that dog?” terms, that she wanted to kick my butt. I didn’t bother pointing out the irony I quickly surmised there was no reason in attempting to explain myself, es- of her statement. That would be like pecially since she was trying to kicking a dog when it’s down. communicate with me from two houses To contact Will E Sanders email him away. I could tell immediately her fragile mind, which no doubt was devoid of any at To learn more intellectual properties whatsoever, could about Will E Sanders, to read past not withstand the inner-workings of columns or to read features by other Creators Syndicate writers and cartoonists, holding a polite conversation. So instead I laced together a few visit the Creators Syndicate website at choice words along with a nice pepper- COPYRIGHT 2012 ing of obscenities to get my point across CREATORS.COM


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Public officials can be contacted through the following addresses and telephone numbers: ■ Lucy Fess, mayor, 5th Ward Commissioner,, 773-7929 ■ John Martin, 1st Ward Commissioner,, 773-2778 (home) ■ William Vogt, 2nd Ward Commissioner,, 773-8217 ■ Joe Wilson, 3rd Ward Commissioner,, 778-0390 ■ Judy Terry, 4th Ward Commissioner,, 773-3189 ■ City Manager Gary Huff,, 778-2051 ■ Miami County Commissioners: John “Bud” O’Brien, Jack Evans and Richard Mike Ullery is the Chief Photographer of the Piqua Cultice, 201 W. Main St., Troy, OH Daily Call. The opinions expressed are those of the 45373 440-5910; commissioners@cowriter and do not necessarily reflect those of the Piqua Daily Call. ■ John R. Kasich, Ohio governor, Vern

Riffe Center, 77 S. High St., Columbus, OH 43215, (614) 644-0813, Fax: (614) 466-9354 ■ State Sen. Bill Beagle, 5th District, Ohio Senate, First Floor, Columbus, Ohio 43215; (614) 466-6247; e-mail: ■ State Rep. Richard Adams, 79th District, House of Representatives, The Riffe Center, 77 High St. 13th Floor, Columbus, OH 43215, (614) 466-8114, Fax: (614) 719-3979; ■ Jon Husted, Secretary of State, 180 E. Broad St. 15th floor, Columbus, OH 53266-0418 (877) 767-6446, (614)466-2655; ■ David Yost, State Auditor, 88 E. Broad St., 5th floor, Columbus, OH 43215, 800-282-0370 or 614-466-4514 ■ Mike DeWine, State Attorney General, 30 E.Broad St., Columbus, OH 43266, (614) 466-4320

To the Editor: I was reading in today’s (Thursday, Aug. 23) paper about a water rate increase. It is necessary to be certain there is enough income to pay for the new water treatment plant. That all makes sense, but how many of our citizens are getting even a 2 percent increase in their incomes, let alone 20 percent? I don’t know how many are working people through temp agencies for employment, but I know of a few. One in particular made a whopping $8.50 an hour. She isn’t getting a 20 percent increase in her income to pay for the increase in her water bill. She didn’t get an increase in her income to pay for the tax increase to pay for the new schools. These folks who are barely holding body and soul together may lose their homes because they won’t be able to pay for the increases that will be hitting their house payments. (Lots of folks have taxes and insurance included in their house payments.) Not to mention the fact that they may end up having their utilities turned off because they can’t pay that bill. If we as a community need to “increase” everything, why can’t we as a community “increase” the job opportunities in our community? It seems as though we have hired individuals and groups to help solve this problem. Am I missing something because I don’t see any major industries moving into town? And one more thought/questions — are we losing local people on the construction of all these buildings we are constructing? We have plumbers, electricians, glass companies, and door companies right here in town. I certainly hope so. It would certainly burn my buns if my business was right here is town and a contractor from out of town or state was hired to do what I can do and my tax dollar is going to pay for it. City officials, please, before you ask for more from us, we need more from you. Get the good paying jobs back into town. Hire our citizens to do the work in our town. —Lifetime citizen, Linda Burton Piqua







No homo(phobia)? Hip-hop’s shift in anti-gay tone Is the world learning to get along? MESFIN FEKADU AP Music Writer NEW YORK — Snoop Dogg has rapped in songs where gay slurs have been tossed about. He’s even said them, part of a long list of rappers who have freely used the f-word — the other f-word — in rhyme. For years, anti-gay epithets and sentiments in rap have largely been accepted, along with its frequent misogyny and violence, as part of the hip-hop culture — a culture that has been slow to change, even as gays enjoy more mainstream acceptance, particularly in entertainment. But while perhaps glacial, a shift appears to be on the horizon. “People are learning how to live and get along more, and accept people for who they are and not bash them or hurt them because they’re different,” Snoop Dogg said in a recent interview. Frank Ocean may be largely responsible for that. The rising star, who revealed on his blog last month that his first love was a man, is technically an R&B singer. But he has produced and collaborated with some of music’s top hip-hop acts, from Jay-Z to Andre 3000 to Kanye West to Nas. He’s also co-written songs for Beyonce, Justin Bieber and John Legend, and is a member of the alternative rap group Odd Future. “When I was growing up, you could never do that and announce that,” Snoop said of Ocean’s revelation. “There would be so much scrutiny and hate and negativity, and no one would step (forward) to support you because that’s what we were brainwashed and trained to know.” When 24-year-old Ocean made his announcement, he received a ton of support from the music world, mainly through Twitter and blogs, including encouraging words from 50 Cent, Nas, Jamie Foxx, Def Jam Records founder Russell Simmons, Beyonce and Flea of the Red Hot Chili Peppers. Even Ocean’s Odd Future band mate, Tyler, the Creator, showed some love, though he’s used homophobic slurs in his songs. “(The support for Frank is) an extension of the overall kind of support we’re seeing across the country for LGBT people, and not just in a broad

sense, but specifically from iconic members of the black community,” said Daryl Hannah, GLAAD’s director of media and community partwho namedropped nerships, President Barack Obama and Jay-Z as those leading the change. While the support for Ocean is strong, and some rappers — including Nicki Minaj — have said a gay rapper will soon hit the music scene, it’s still hard to imagine that the male-dominated, macho rap world could include a gay performer. Anti-gay sentiments have been entrenched in hip-hop for decades. Darryl “D.M.C.” McDaniels of the iconic rap group Run D.M.C., says it was the norm for years. “You would have had 50 rappers jump on a song, diss the gay people because it’s cool,” said D.M.C. That attitude has abated little, even as other parts of the entertainment industry have curtailed what many consider to be anti-gay material. (Last year, Universal Pictures altered a trailer for the movie “Dilemma” because a character called a car “gay.”) Eminem was targeted by groups like GLAAD for his incessant slurs against gays, a role that now seems to be embodied by Tyler, the Creator, in his raps. Lil Wayne recently used the f-word on Chris Brown’s “Look at Me Now,” a Grammy-nominated Top 10 pop hit and No. 1 rap and R&B song. There are also terms like “no homo” and “pause” used in the hiphop community after an utterance to acknowledge that what was said does not have any homosexual intent. Wu-Tang Clan has had a number of songs that contain the f-word. In an interview, Wu-Tang’s Ghostface Killah recently explained the genre’s stance toward gays like this: “For the most part I think that hip-hop is, you know, we always have been openminded to a lot of things. It’s just certain things we just — we don’t deal with.” When asked if a gay rapper could make it in hip-hop, Raekwon, another Wu-Tang member, said: “I mean, I don’t know. I guess that’s a question we all want to know.” When asked the same question, Snoop said with a laugh: “There might be some openly gay rappers in hip-hop that’s having success — for

real. You never know. There might be some(one) right now that hasn’t pulled a Frank Ocean yet, that hasn’t jumped out of the closet to the living room to make that announcement.” Ice-T said he could see a gay rapper on the scene — depending on what kind of rap he or she performed. “I’ve done hardcore hip-hop in my life where masculinity is at a premium. At this moment right now, we’re in the world of pop-rap and it doesn’t really matter right now. These guys are singing, it’s pop music and being in pop and gay is OK,” he said. “It would be difficult to listen to a gay gangster rapper ... If you’re a gangster rapper like myself and Ice Cube ... if one of us came out and said something, that would be a big thing. That would be like, ‘Whoa! What?’” But some of hip-hop’s key figures have given some kind of support to the gay community. Pharrell recently collaborated with the openly gay pop singer Mika on the song “Celebrate.” Jay-Z, like Eminem, has said people of the same sex should be able to love one another. Eminem performed with Elton John at the 2001 Grammy Awards at the height of GLAAD’s criticism. D.M.C. is skeptical about some of hip-hop’s recent support of Ocean, since he believes homophobia is still rampant in the culture. Still, he is sure a homosexual hip-hop act will emerge: “Of course there’s going to be a gay rapper.” He said that a rapper’s success would be determined not by his sexuality, but by the quality of his raps. Shaheem Reid, a veteran hip-hop journalist, said the inroads that gays have made in mainstream culture have made a dent in the rap world: “Hip-hop is just a reflection of what’s going on.” He added that gay rappers can gain mainstream exposure, but that will come with challenges. “I think that if the music is great enough and the topics are great enough, there’s a slight chance,” said Reid, who is editor-at-large for hiphop’s XXL magazine. “If there was a homosexual emcee, male or female, I don’t think that talking about them being gay or lesbian could be the only substance in their music.”

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Sudoku Puzzle Complete the grid so every row, column and 3 x 3 box contains every digit from 1 to 9 inclusively. FRIDAY’S SOLUTION

should make the contract if he adopts a different method of play. The clue comes from the fact that West passed as dealer and showed up with the A-K of diamonds on his first two plays. It is therefore reasonable to assume that West cannot also have the king of hearts and king of clubs, because he surely would have opened the bidding had he held both of them. He might have passed with one of the kings, but not with both. Since East thus becomes marked with either one or both of the missing kings, it follows that the contract can be assured by simply leading a low club from dummy after drawing trumps! If East has the club

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The finesse is an invaluable tool in the play of many hands, but there is no question that it is used far more often than is necessary. Consider this deal where West cashes two diamonds and shifts to a trump. Declarer draws trumps and takes a club finesse followed later by a heart finesse, or a heart finesse followed by a club finesse. Either way, he goes down one. However, South can and

Saturday, August 25, 2012


Sister likes gift idea so much she steals it DEAR ABBY: My sister sent me an email asking what I was getting our mom for her birthday because she had very few ideas. I told her I was planning to get Mom a gift card so she could buy a book for her e-reader. Two days later, my sister emailed me back telling me she liked my idea so much she used it and mailed Mom the same gift card herself. She said it’s “no big deal” if we got Mom the same thing. It’s a big deal to me. I think it was rude and inconsiderate. She says I’m being “ridiculous” because “it’s only a gift card” and it doesn’t matter if Mom got two of them. To me, if you ask what I’m getting someone as a gift, it’s rude to run out and buy that item yourself. Who do you agree with? — LEARNED A LESSON IN LEWISBURG, PA. DEAR LEARNED A LESSON: I agree with you. But rather than hold a grudge, take the lesson to heart. The next time your sister asks you for gift suggestions for a relative, tell her, “Gee, I haven’t decided yet.” DEAR ABBY: I am an 11-year-old boy who lives in San Francisco. I read your column in the San Francisco Chronicle every day. I love your thinking and wish I could be as sensible as you. I just wanted to ask: How old do you think someone should be to read your column? I know your column can be possibly inappropriate, but love reading it anyway. — T.P. IN S.F.


Advice “Justin.” She has kept us apart since he was 3. Justin is now 17. I have been told by the other grandparents that Justin holds no animosity toward me. He knows I have never given up hope that one day we could reunite. Because of my daughter’s unpredictable temperament and her use of my grandson as a way to control me, I’m leery and don’t trust her to keep the door open between us. I’m afraid she’ll slam it shut again. What steps should I take? Justin turns 18 next year and his mom plans to “move without him, once he’s 18.” Should I contact him now or wait until he reaches 18? I am tired and all cried out, but I want to do the right thing for my grandson’s mental health, given the craziness his mother has created. — LOVING, LONGING GRANDMA DEAR GRANDMA: Write your grandson a sweet note and inform him that his mother has given “permission” for you to make contact with him. Ask him to call you, so he can begin getting to know you. Find out what his plans are, and invite him to visit. However, do this SLOWLY — because you still don’t know how much damage your daughter’s “unpredictable temperament” has done in the formation of his personality and character. Proceed with your eyes wide open. Because it appears your daughter wants to abandon her son as soon as she legally is able to, he will need all of the caring and supportive relatives he can find.

DEAR T.P.: You are not the only young person who reads my column. (I printed a letter from a 7-year-old earlier this week.) I have been told that my column has been used for many years to start important conversations between people of all ages. When I was growing up, no literature in our house was off limits — and any question I asked my parents was given a straight answer. I hope it’s the same in your Dear Abby is written by family because if it is, you Abigail Van Buren, also will grow up to be at LEAST known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her as “sensible” as me. mother, Pauline Phillips. DEAR ABBY: My Write Dear Abby at daughter has given me per- or P.O. mission to resume commu- Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA nication with my grandson, 90069.

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Saturday, August 25, 2012


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Smith and Hedger wed

Dysinger-Sanders announcement The engagement and wedding of Christine N i c o l e Dysinger to Will E Sanders is announced by their parBruce ents, Dysinger of Troy and Linda McMaster of Ludlow Falls, and Barry and C h r i s t y of Sanders Laura. The bride-tobe is a Troy High School graduate and serves as an Christine Dysinger and Will E assistant manSanders ager at Penn Station in Troy. Her fiance is a Milton- Daily Call as a news reUnion High School grad- porter and also is the uate and graduate of author of a nationallyBowling Green State syndicated humor colThe Usual University where he ob- umn, tained a bachelor’s de- Eccentric. A Sept. 8 wedding is gree in journalism. He is employed by the Piqua planned.

Engagement Forman-Donnelly announcement The engagement of Stacey Carpenter Forman to Mark Patrick Donnelly, both of Columbus, is announced by her parents, Mark and Patricia Forman of Granville. Dennis and Ellen Donnelly of Conover are parents of the bridegroom. The brideelect is a graduate of Mentor High School. She earned a Stacey Forman and Mark Donnelly bachelor of science degree in civil engineering and of science degree in civil a master’s of science de- engineering from Ohio University gree in civil engineering, Northern both from The Ohio and an MBA from The State University. She is Ohio State University. a student working on He is employed as a her MBA at The Ohio transportation engineer at TranSystems in State University. Her fiance is a gradu- Columbus. A Sept. 1 wedding is ate of Miami East High School with a bachelor planned.

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Jessica and Kisle Hedger Jessica Renee Smith of Piqua and Kisle Zachary Hedger of Piqua were married Saturday,Aug. 4, 2012, at Greene Street United Methodist Church in Piqua. Pastor Kenneth Stewart officiated the 1:30 p.m. ceremony. She is the daughter of Ron Smith and Angie Milby of Piqua. Lisle Hedger ofTipp City and Teresa Cole of Piqua are the parents of the bridegroom. Given in marriage by her father, the bride wore an Alfred Angelo Signature Collection, white strapless beaded and taffeta corset gown, which featured lace and metallic accents, crystal beading and sequins, with a lace up corset back and chapel train along with a lace and sequin veil. The bride carried a floral bouquet that featured roses of a dusty rose color along with deep purple carnations, baby’s breath, greenery and jewels.

The bride’s best friend, Haley Kiser attended the bride as maid of honor and Jaymi Shields, the bride’s sister-in-law, was the bridesmaid. Serving as the best man was Dan Darst with Kyle Brunson as groomsman. Ushers were Alan Smith and Bryan Smith, cousins of the bride. The reception immediately followed the ceremony in the basement at Greene Street United Methodist Church. The bride is a 2011 graduate of Piqua High School and is currently studying medical lab technician at Edison, with plans to graduate in May 2013, while working full-time at ITW Hobart Corp in Piqua. The bridegroom, also a graduate of Piqua High School Class of 2011, works at F&P America in Troy. Following the wedding, the couple honeymooned in Gatlinburg, Tenn. The couple is residing in Piqua.

Engagement Brown-Morton announcement Laura Brown and Joshua Morton, both of Piqua, announce their engagement. She is the daughter of Patrick and Pamela Brown of Piqua. Cathy Morton of Piqua Bryon Morton of Piqua are parents of the bridegroom. The bride-elect is a graduate of Piqua High School and Miami Jacobs College. She is employed by Finishline in Piqua. Her fiance is a Piqua High School graduate and is employed at Advanced Auto Parts, Piqua. Laura Brown and Joshua A Sept. 15 wedding Morton is planned.

Engagement, wedding, birth, anniversary and military announcements are published Saturdays can be e-mailed to or dropped off or mailed to the Piqua Daily Call at 310 Spring St.

Richard and Wanda Woolley of Piqua are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary. They were married Sept. 7, 1962, at Anna United Methodist Church. The couple has two daughters, Annette Ryan and Robin (Chris) Arthur. They have five grandchildren, Dustin Ryan, Drew Ryan, Amanda

(Jim) Sourmail, Lacey Summers, and Matthew Summers, and one great-grandson, Kameron Sourmail. Mr. Woolley retired from Emerson Climate Technologies of Sidney after 49 years of service. The couple will celebrate at a reception to be hosted by their daughters from 1-4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 8, at 680 Westlake Dr., Troy.

Engagement Zumberger-Johnson announcement Tamara Zumberger of Russia and Sean Johnson of Cleveland have announced their engagement. She is the daughter of Donald and Renee Zumberger. Thomas and Colleen Johnson are parents of the bridegroom. The brideelect is a 2005 graduate of Russia Local High School and earned a bachelor’s de- Tamara Zumberger and Sean gree in social Johnson work from the University of management Findlay in 2011. She is health employed as social from the University of worker at Troy Care and Findlay in 2011. He is employed as a zone Rehabilitation Center. Her fiance is a 2006 manger at Freshway graduate of Olmsted Foods. A Sept. 15 wedding at Falls High School and Catholic earned a bachelor’s de- St. Remy gree in environmental, Church in Russia is safety and occupational planned.

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Real estate transfers PIQUA Holly Fogt a.k.a. Holly Jensvold, Jason Jensvold to Holly Jensvold, Jason Jensvold, one lot, $0. James Bryan to Park National Bank, Unity National Bank, one lot, $34,000. McNellie, Carlisle, Rini, Kramer & Ulrich Co. LPA, attorney in fact, Fannie Mae a.k.a. Federal National Mortgage Association to Erika Penrod, Thor Penrod, a part lot, $0. Brad Penrod, Mallia Penrod to Jeremy Hall, one lot, one part lot, $73,500. Lori Rice to Jennifer Foster, one lot, $62,000. Terry David Smith to Amy Smith, one lot, $0.

TROY David Treadway, Elizabeth Treadway to Meghan Bertke, Tyler

one lot, Bertke, $136,000. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development to Gregg Harris, one lot, one part lot, $0. Christopher Williams, Laura Williams to Bret Winchester, Dean Winner, one lot, $63,800. Joshua Artz, Yoko Kandori Artz to Joshua Artz, Yoko Kandori-Artz, one lot, $0. Jennifer Swan to Jerry Young, Vonda Young, one lot, $231,000. H&D Lot Sales LLC to Betsy Deeds, John Deeds, one lot, $63,900. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development to Gerald Gray, one lot, $0. Yvette Ford, Darryl Hogan, to Yvette Hogan, one lot, $0. Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation, Lerner, Sampson & Rothfuss, attorney in

fact to Jason Rue, three part lots, $52,000. Asset Backed Pass Through Certificates, series 2005-W, Bac Home Loans Servicing LP, Bank of America N.A., successor, Certificateholders of Park Place Securitiess Inc., Home Countrywide Loans Servicing LP, attorney in fact, Park Place Securities Inc., Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., trustee to Mia Stoltz, two lots, $40,300. Harlow Builders Inc. to Mary Carr, Todd Carr, one lot, $232,500.

one lot, $0. Earl Speakman, Rebecca Speakman to Ancherlie Greulich, Jeffrey Greulich, one lot, $137,900. Shawn Genereux to Brandye Genereux, one lot, $0. Denlinger and Sons Builders Inc. to Andrea Kieffer, Scott Kieffer, one lot, $376,900.

HUBER HEIGHTS Carriage Trails at the Heights LLC, Dec Land Co. I LLC to NVR Inc., one lot, $30,5000.



Gery Monnin, Jane Monnin to Domdeb Limited, one lot, $160,000. Rosewook Creek LLC to Charles Sell, Jolene Sell, one lot, $89,900. Estate of Helen Barnhart to Josef Barnhart,

Harold Penny to Adam Naber, one lot, $169,000. Elizabeth Denlinger to Bruce Denlinger, five part lots, $0.

BETHEL TWP. Jennetta Grant, Timo-

thy Grant to Jennetta Grant, Timothy Grant, 3.021 acres, $0.

CONCORD TWP. Fannie Mae a.k.a. Federal National Association, Lerner, Sampson and Rothfuss, attorneyin-fact to Tom Scully, two lots, $138,000. Ronald Shook, Sonia Shook to Jason Oldiges, Tracy Oldiges, 1.832 acres, $315,000.

MONROE TWP. Sam Von Krosigk to Joann Von Krosigk, two lots, $0.

SPRINGCREEK TWP. Fannie Mae a.k.a. Federal National Mortgage Association, Manley, Deas & Kochalski LLC, attorney in fact to Jake Coverstone, 3.194 acres,

$150,300. Jean Covault to Dawn Covault, James Covault, 40.3513 acres, 68.609 acres, $344,500. Michael Wion to Jennifer Wion, $0.

STAUNTON TWP. Eldean Eley, Regina Eley to Amanda Davidson, Nicholas Davidson, 1.469 acres, $160,000. Connie Starrett, Steven Starrett to Connie Starrett, 3.203 acres, $0. Herman Horner to Cora Horner, $0. Cora Horner, Herman Horner to Cora Horner Revocable Living Trust, Cora Horner, trustee, Cora Horner Revocable Living Trust, $0.

UNION TWP. Angela M. Gibson to Everbank, one lot, $40,000.

Menus and cheese sandwich, green beans, choice of fruit and milk. Thursday — Breakfast sandwich, hash browns, juice cup, brownie and milk. Friday — Cheese nachos, California blend, butter bread, choice of fruit and milk.

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TIPP CITY — When Tipp City Fire Department was called to put out a fire on Wednesday, the Tipp City Police came along to assist as usual. What they found, though, was not so usual. “Once we got there, things weren’t adding up,” Detective Chris Graham said, “It was suspicious from the beginning.” The tenant of an apartment on 541 S. Hyatt,

HOUSTON — Houston Community Association trustees discussed the success of the association’s Shelby County Fair Food Booth during their August meeting. Trustees were pleased with this year’s results, es-

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William Orwig, 45, claimed to be only away for a few minutes when the blaze started that injured his 6year-old daughter. Police weren’t so sure. “He has an obligation to keep his children safe from harm,” Graham said, “Whether he was using the restroom or shooting up drugs, that didn’t happen.” Orwig and his daughter were treated on scene for fire-related injuries. His other child, a toddler, was unharmed. Both children were taken by children’s

services and moved to temporary housing. “Our intention is to permanently remove the kids from the house,” Graham said, “We don’t want to see the kids go back.” Orwig was charged with two counts of child endangering and is awaiting summons. He has already faced child abuse and endangerment charges in 2011, which was dismissed, and 2008, which was reduced to a disorderly conduct offense.

pecially since overall attendance at the fair was down due to the hot weather. They also expressed appreciation to the community volunteers that staffed the restaurant. Participation in the upcoming Piqua Heritage

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Troy to Eryca Renai Pate, 27, of 555 Staunton Commons Drive, Troy. Jack Schian Farris, 36, of 2605 Ginghamsburg-Frederick Rd., Tipp City to Deborah Lynn Teague, 50, of same address. John Joseph Ralidak Jr., 36, of 253 N. Main St., West Milton to Rebekah Lynn Korte, 28, of 410 Bayonne Drive, Vandalia. Lowell Edward Denlinger, 60, of 760 Aspen Drive, Tipp City to Rebecca Irene Brunk, 41, of 2609 Wayne Trace Road, Eaton. Matthew Michael Bernard, 29, of 630 W. Water St., Piqua to Brandi Dawn Stoltz, 32, of same address. Anthony Albert Gough Sr., 51, of 5050 Wheelock Road, Troy to Linda Kay Zimmerman, 37, of same address. Caleb Reed Ingram, 22, of 761 Gordon St., Piqua to Morgan Elyse Coy, 22, of 9087 State Route 36, Bradford. Jan Adam Prus, 46, of


Christopher Scott Harmon, 44, of 9780 N. LeanPalestine Rd., Conover to Melinda Ann Niswonger, 43, of same address. Daniel Joseph Kew, 35, of 506 Sherwood Drive, Piqua to Britany Grace Bartnick, 27, of same address. Jarrod Lee Yant, 24, of 906 Manier Ave., Piqua to Cynthia Jacqueline Rose, 23, of 215 Cleveland St., Piqua. William James Moton Sr., 41, of 404 Cresent Dr.,

or chef salad, carrot sticks and dip, fruit cup, fruit juice, pudding and milk. Tuesday — Egg/cheese omelet or chef salad, sausage patty, hash browns, applesauce, fruit juice, biscuit and milk. Wednesday — Chicken patty on a bun or peanut butter and jelly sandwich, french fries, banana, fruit cup and milk. Thursday — Salisbury steak or chef salad, mashed potatoes, broccoli with cheese sauce, apples, fruit cup, wheat dinner roll and milk. Friday — Chicken fajitas or chef salad, tossed salad with dressing, black bean corn salsa, orange halves, fruit cup, graham cracker cookies and milk.



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Jamieson & Yannucci Memorials add Memory Link Technology can be applied to headstones PIQUA — John Piatt, graduate memorialist with Jamieson & Yannucci Memorials, has announced the exclusive availability of MemoryLinks technology, which is placed on cemetery memorials through an agreement with Jamieson & Yannucci Memorials. This web-based program is designed to host the life-information of a loved one through the use of a specific QR Code, which is read through a smart phone. The person-specific code can be applied to an existing memorial or a new memorial to preserve their story in a way that will always be available. The code measures 1.5 inches square and is guaranteed for life by MemoryLinks. An individual’s family has the exclusive right and ability to upload a biography, family tree (genealogy) information, photographs and/or videos of their loved one, which can be viewed via a smart phone at the burial site or through In 2009, Michael P. Yannucci, owner of Jamieson & Yannucci Memorials, established this familyfriendly approach to helping people through the process of selecting an appropriate, permanent memorial for a loved one. “Any memorial can now feature more of the person’s life story than what MIKE ULLERY/STAFF PHOTO can be engraved into a common-size John E. Piatt, a graduate memorialist and Michael Yannucci, owner of Jamieson cemetery stone and this story will be & Yannucci Funeral Home demonstrate the Memory Link technology available there for future generations,” said Yan- through Jamieson & Yannucci Memorials.

nucci. “The blending of technology with our comprehensive service to include the MemoryLinks piece was natural. We are continually being asked for these types of value-added services. Historically, we have responded to the evolving desires and needs of our community as evidenced by our exclusive Follow Through Program, educational efforts, web service, video production services, pet care, and bringing the cremation process in-house,” Yannucci said. Piatt points out, “This weather-proof MemoryLinks code can be applied to headstones, mausoleums, plaques, cremation niches, memorial benches or other types of memorials. Locally, you can see the technology at our display located at 333 W. High St. in Piqua.” For addition information, visit , or call 773-3161.

Miami County Safety Council awards student scholarship PIQUA — The Aug. 9 meeting of the Miami County Safety Council included a presentation of a $500 scholarship to Natasha Flaugher of Edison Community College. The Safety Council offers this scholarship to be used towards a safety oriented program at Edison Community College for the recipient to learn more about safety in the workplace. Flaugher was invited to attend the MCSC luncheon and meeting accompanied by Chris Norman, vice president of Institutional Advancement at Edison. Flaugher was presented the

award by Mayme Larson of Sew-Eurodrive,past steering committee chair 2011-2012 and the current chair person (2012-2013), Don Brown of Hartzell Air Movement. Requirements for eligibility include: the student must be a Miami County resident, have a GPA minimum of 2.5, submit an essay on “Why safety is important in the workplace,” have at least two references from teachers and must take a safety course in a field related to safety and health. Scholarship applications with complete details are available at the Piqua Area Chamber of Commerce. The

Miami County Safety Council offers educational programs and shared experiences among companies who face some of the same challenges such as protecting a workforce and staying informed about regulations. The council is a joint collaboration with the Bureau ofWorkers’ Compensation Division of Safety and Hygiene, the Piqua Area Chamber of Commerce, and the Troy and Tipp City chambers of commerce. For more information about safety council and how to join, contact the Piqua Chamber or go online to


Miami County Safety Council recently presented a scholarship to Edison student Natasha Flaugher. Pictured above, from left to right are Don Brown, Hartzell Air Movement, Flaugher, Chris Norman, vice president of Institutional Advancement at Edison, and Mayme Larson of Sew-Eurodrive.

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PIQUA — Former employees of the Piqua Elder-Beerman store recently met for their first reunion at the home of Kathy Hilgefort in Ft.. Loramie. Those attending came from Covington, Dayton, Ft. Loramie, Greenville, Pitsburg, Piqua, Tipp City, and Troy. The carry-in luncheon and reminiscing was enjoyed by all who attended. A second reunion is being planned for spring 2013. For more information, call Robert Locke at 773-6581. Pictured above are, seated, Ginny Henzler, Alverta Gunn, Joyce Fox, Anna Ernst, and Ann Foley. Standing, Margie Helmer, Helen Gheen, Joyce Wagner, Irene Lochtefeld, Colleen Fry, Pat Koogler, Miriam Poling, Beverly Yount, Caroli Miller, Sheila Friend, Annette Garriety, Dorothy Kastner, Kathy Hilgefort, and Robert Locke. Not pictured, Patty Wood and Diane Sutton.



Two new indicators point to growing momentum for the housing market recovery. Shares of homebuilder Toll Brothers have climbed to their highest level in more than five years, and home sales continue to rise. Toll Brothers’ stock gained Wednesday after the company reported its net income jumped 46 percent in the latest quarter. The builder delivered more homes at higher prices to its customers. Toll Brothers caters to the luxury sector, which has withstood the

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economic downturn better than other segments of the housing market. Yet there’s more evidence that the market’s recovery extends beyond newly built homes. The National Association of Realtors said Americans bought more previously occupied homes in July than in June, with the seasonally adjusted rate rising 2.3 percent. However, sales this year are still below the level that economists consider healthy.

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Armstrong banned, career vacated The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency erased 14 years of Lance Armstrong’s career Friday including his record seven Tour de France titles and banned him for life from the sport that made him a hero to millions of cancer survivors after concluding he used banned substances. USADA said it expected cycling’s governing body to take similar action, but the International Cycling Union was measured in its response, saying it first wanted a full explanation on why Armstrong should relinquish Tour titles he won from 1999 through 2005. The Amaury Sport Organization that runs the world’s most prestigious cycling race said it would not comment until hearing from the UCI and USADA, which contends the cycling body is bound by the World Anti-Doping Code to strip Armstrong of one of the most incredible achievements in sports. Armstrong, who retired a year ago, said Thursday that he would no longer challenge USADA and declined to exercise his last option by entering arbitration. He denied again that he ever took banned substances in his career, calling USADA’s investigation a “witch hunt� without a shred of physical evidence. He is now officially a drug cheat in the eyes of his nation’s doping agency. “Any time we have overwhelming proof of doping, our mandate is to initiate the case through the

drug rules enforced in the U.S. by USADA. Its staff joined a federal criminal investigation of Armstrong that ended earlier this year with no charges being filed. USADA, which announced its investigation in June, said its evidence came from more than a dozen witnesses “who agreed to testify and provide evidence about their firsthand experience and/or knowledge of the doping activity of those involved in the USPS conspiracy,� a reference to Armstrong’s former U.S. Postal Service cycling team. The unidentified witnesses said they knew or had been told by Armstrong himself that he had “used EPO, blood transfusions, testosterone and cortisone� from before 1998 through 2005, and that he had previously used EPO, testosterone and Human Growth Hormone through 1996, USADA said. Armstrong also allegedly handed out doping products and encouraged banned methods and even used “blood manipulation including EPO or blood transfusions� during his 2009 comeback race on the Tour. In all, USADA said up to 10 former Armstrong teammates were set to testify against him. Included in the case were emails sent by Floyd Landis, who was stripped of the 2006 Tour de France title for doping, describing an elaborate doping program on Armstrong’s Postal Service teams, and Tyler Hamilton’s interview with “60 Minutes� claiming had personal knowledge of Armstrong doping. Had Armstrong chosen to pursue arbitration, USADA said, all the evidence would have been


In this July 24, 2005, file photo, overall leader Lance Armstrong signals seven for his seventh straight win in the Tour de France cycling race as he pedals during the 21st and final stage of the race between Corbeil-Essonnes, south of Paris, and the French capital. U.S. Anti-Doping Agency chief executive Travis Tygart said Thursday that the agency will ban Armstrong from cycling for life and strip him of his seven Tour de France titles for doping. Armstrong on Thursday night dropped any further challenges to USADA’s allegations that he took performance-enhancing drugs to win cycling’s premier event from 1999-2005. available for him to chal- riders including former plexed, because someone lenge. rival and teammate Al- like him, with all the fame “He chose not to do this berto Contador joined ex- and popularity and milknowing these sanctions Armstrong coach Johan lions of dollars he has, would immediately be put Bruyneel in offering sup- should fight to the end if into place,� the statement port. Another former rival, he’s innocent,� Simeoni said. Filippo Simeoni, wondered said. “But I guess he realThe decision surprised why Armstrong dropped ized it was a useless fight riders around the world. his fight. and the evidence USADA At the Spanish Vuelta, “It leaves me a bit per- had was too great.�

Isaac aims for vulnerable Haiti Forecasters say storm will stay west of Tampa BY TRENTON DANIEL Associated Press P O R T- AU - P R I N C E , Haiti (AP) Tropical Storm Isaac strengthened slightly as it spun toward the Dominican Republic and vulnerable Haiti on Friday, threatening to bring punishing rains but unlikely to gain enough steam to strike as a hurricane. Forecasters now expect the storm to stay below hurricane force until it’s in the Gulf of Mexico, staying to the west of Tampa, Florida, where the Republican National Convention starts on

COLUMBUS (AP) — The state ethics commission says Ohio State University President Gorden Gee didn’t willfully do anything wrong when he left some travel expenses off his financial disclosure statements. The probe by the Ohio Ethics Commission was triggered by an investigation into Gee’s travel expenses by the Dayton Daily News. The panel decided Thursday that the omissions were inadvertent. He was given permission to add to his statements from 2007 to 2011. The newspaper reported that since 2007 the university has paid more than $1 million in travel costs for Gee, including $409,476 last year. The figure is roughly 20 percent higher than initially reported by Gee.

Republic. “That kind of rain is going to cause some lifethreatening flash floods and mudslides,� said Dennis Feltgen, a spokesman for the Hurricane Center in Miami. Isaac was centered about 165 miles (265 kilometers) south-southwest of Santo Domingo, the Dominican capital, on Friday morning, and its maximum sustained winds had increased to 60 mph (95 kph). It was moving west at 14 mph (22 kph), according to the Hurricane Center. Tropical force winds extend nearly 200 miles (321 kilometers) beyond the storm’s center. In flood-prone Haiti, where the storm’s eye is likely to blow ashore late

Friday, Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe urged people to avoid crossing rivers, to tape their windows, and to stay calm, saying “panic creates more problems.� Lamothe and other Haitian officials said the government had set aside about $50,000 in emergency funds and had buses and 32 boats on standby for evacuations. But among many Haitians, the notion of disaster preparedness in a country where most people get by on about $2 a day was met with a shrug. “We don’t have houses that can bear a hurricane,� said Jeanette Lauredan, who lives in a tent camp in the crowded Delmas district of Port-auPrince.

COLUMBUS (AP) — More than 500 people are heading from Ohio to the Republican National Convention. GOP state Chairman Bob Bennett says the big delegation is an indication of the excitement state party members feel about the Mitt Romney-Paul Ryan ticket and the presidential election campaign. Ohio sent some 300 people to the 2008 convention. The group going to Tampa, Fla., for the convention beginning Monday includes delegates, alternates, friends and guests. Romney and Ryan will campaign in central Ohio today ahead of the convention. Ohio again looms this year as a critical swing state in the presidential race.

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Monday, though there is still an outside chance it could hit there. Forecaster Eric Blake of the U.S. National Hurricane Center said it is “too early to know� the storm’s exact course, though projections indicated the storm could make U.S. landfall near the Alabama-Mississippi border. In Haiti, the government and international aid groups announced plans to evacuate several thousand people from one of the settlement camps that sprang up in the aftermath of the 2010 earthquake. Isaac was expected to dump eight to 12 inches (20 to 30 centimeters) of rain on the island of Hispaniola that is shared by Haiti and the Dominican

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process and see it to conclusion as was done in this case,� said USADA chief executive Travis Tygart, who couched the investigation as a battle against a “win-at-all-cost culture.� Tygart said the UCI was “bound to recognize our decision and impose it.� “They have no choice but to strip the titles under the code,� he said. The UCI and USADA have engaged in a turf war over who should prosecute allegations against Armstrong. The UCI event backed Armstrong’s failed legal challenge to USADA’s authority, and it cited the same World Anti-Doping Code in saying that it wanted to hear more from the American agency. “As USADA has claimed jurisdiction in the case the UCI expects that it will issue a reasoned decision� explaining the action taken, the Switzerlandbased organization said in a statement. It said legal procedures obliged USADA to fulfill this demand in cases “where no hearing occurs.� The International Olympic Committee said Friday it will await decisions by USADA and UCI before taking any steps against Armstrong, who won a bronze medal at the 2000 Sydney Games. Besides the disqualifications, Armstrong will forfeit any medals, winnings, points and prizes, USADA said, but the lost titles that now dominate his legacy. Every one of Armstrong’s competitive races from Aug. 1, 1998, has been vacated by USADA, established in 2000 as the official anti-doping agency for Olympic sports in the United States. Since Armstrong raced in UCI-sanctioned events, he was subject to international


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The choice:



More than most elections, race for White House offers voters clear differences between candidates



In this July 23 photo, at left, Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, hosts a small-business roundtable during a campaign stop at Endural LLC in Costa Mesa, Calif. In this July 24 photo, at right, President Barack Obama speaks at a fundraising event at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland, Ore. Stubbornly close and deeply divisive, the presidential race throttles into its last 100 days as an enormous clash over economic vision, likely to come down to fall debates, final unemployment numbers and fierce efforts to mobilize voters, who will not truly start paying attention until after Labor Day.

Hopefuls present contrasting visions for future BY TOM RAUM Associated Press WASHINGTON — November’s presidential election offers Americans one of the starkest choices in years. On this, at least, President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney can agree. Obama says voters will choose between “two fundamentally different visions of where we take America.” To which his Republican rival counters: “If you want to know where his vision leads, open your eyes…It leads to lost jobs, lost homes, lost dreams.” Romney promises a countervision of “growth and jobs and economic vitality.” There are no shades of gray. Beyond the usual election-year distortions and exaggerations, a yawning issues gulf separates the two candidates. Romney sharpened the distinctions by selecting Wisconsin Republican Rep. Paul Ryan as his running mate, a choice that

cheered the GOP’s conservative base. The differences will be on display over the next two weeks as Romney, and then Obama, host their national party conventions. The world views of the two tickets seem like mirror-images. Obama sees government as the catalyst for economic growth, a safety net for the neediest, a protector against free-market excesses and a safeguard for the environment. That philosophy led to his stimulus and auto-bailout programs and his support for legislation tightening federal financial regulation. In the future, he wants more government spending on education, on highways and bridges and in promoting renewable energy. In other words, Obama wants a government that is active on behalf of its citizens while Romney and Ryan believe it should get out of the way. Borrowing a page from Ronald Reagan, Romney brands govern-

ment the problem not part of the solution. He says overreaching government stifles growth, innovation and productivity. He would slash individual and corporate taxes, lighten federal regulations and trim budget deficits mostly through deep spending cuts. Their positions hew closely to present day Democratic and Republican hyperpartisan orthodoxy. “The old rule-of-thumb was that to win the nomination you first win your base and then move to the middle. Both Obama and Romney are being forced to play it closer to their bases than in the past,” said presidential scholar Stephen Hess at the Brookings Institution think tank. By now, both candidates should have begun a migration to the center to attract crucial independent voters. “But that’s not happening,” Hess said. And with a fifty-fifty polarized nation and a shrinking number of undecided voters, energizing their respective bases is of critical im-

portance. The candidates harbor many 180-degree differences: Romney opposes tax increases of any kind, although he says he would close some unspecified loopholes. He’d extend all Bush-era tax cuts and lower corporate and individual rates. Obama would raise taxes on households earning more than $250,000 a year and further raise taxes on those making more than $1 million. Obama supports abortion choice and gay marriage. “Mine will be a pro-life presidency,” says the anti-abortion rights Romney, who also opposes gay marriage. Obama favors easing immigration restrictions and won’t deport illegal immigrants brought here as children. Romney takes a tough stance against undocumented workers, even suggesting “self-deportation.” However, he won’t say whether he’d rescind Obama’s decision on illegal immigrants who came as children. Romney would give oil and coal

production more emphasis and approve the Keystone XL pipeline to bring oil from Canada to U.S. Gulf Coast ports. Obama says that, for now, the nation should tap “all of the above” energy sources while moving toward renewable and other “green” energy. He would strengthen regulation of global-warming-producing greenhouse gases and has so far blocked the Keystone pipeline. Romney says, “We don’t know what is causing climate change.” Obama has welcomed easymoney policies of Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke to stimulate lending and protect the nation’s banking system. Romney says he’d ditch Bernanke when his term expires in 2014. Obama is forging ahead to implement his health care law now that the Supreme Court has upheld it. Romney would begin steps to repeal it on “Day One,” even though it’s modeled on the Massachusetts plan he championed as governor.

2012 Shelby County Drive-It-Yourself Farm Tour Tour includes free refreshments, demonstrations, and maps at every location. Watch the Sidney Daily News the week of September 13 for details. If you have further questions contact the Shelby Soil & Water or Farm Service Agency at 937-492-6520, the OSU Extension at 937-498-7239 or the Shelby Co. Farm Bureau at 877-775-7642.

Sunday, September 16th 1-6 p.m. Southwestern Shelby County Cynthian, Loramie, Washington Twps.


The Schafer Dairy is milking 200 cows and grow feed for their cows on 1100 acres. They also have a milk-hauling business. Milking will be from 3:30-6:00 at the farm on the day of the tour and will feature the Dairy Boosters ice cream and a cow to milk from Deb Stanfield. The Ayers Family has a long tradition of agriculture on Tri-Lane Farms. They have a traditional crop farm as well as raising cow/calf for freezer beef and have their own canning label. They are also great stewards with many conservation efforts. Join the Shelby Co. Cattleman for samples and the Shelby Co. Farm Bureau for a kids craft!

The Heilers are raising milking goats on their 25 acre farm. In addition they have a orchard, berries and other animals to make their farm very diverse. Come learn more about their goats, and 4-H with Ohio State Extension.

Come and see a little of the west at the Langston Farm where they are raising Longhorn Cattle on their 60 acres. The also are growing hay for feed. This is a unique look at animals we normally don’t see! Also sample some Pork from the Shelby County Pork Producers.

The Bennett & Beaver Family have a long tradition of conservation on their farm. Come see their 100 acres of scenic wetlands and other conservation efforts. Also join them to learn more about their sheep, horses and many more activities! Also joining them will be the Shelby SWCD with a nature craft for kids!

While on the tour make sure you check out the Ditmer Families’ historic brick home that was built in 1816. The home is on the National Register of historic places. Also, check out the Wenrick’s farm and their many buffalo! The Buffalo will be available to view at the farm. These stops are great to check out along your way!


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Spirit Medical Transport, LLC, a growing private ambulance/ambulette service located in Greenville and Sidney, Ohio, area and is currently hiring full time dispatchers with experience, as well as Basic, Intermediate, and Paramedic EMT candidates. Starting pay is: Dispatcher — $9.50 per hour EMT-Basic — $10.50 per hour EMT-Intermediate — $12.50 per hour EMT-Paramedic — $13.50 per hour

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Benefit plan includes: • Employer paid portion health insurance after three months of service • Initial raise of 50 cents per hour after first six months of service • Annual raise after yearly review • 80 hours of vacation time after one year of service • 80 hours of sick time after one year of service • Overtime every paycheck for EMS providers • Employee bonus program based on five prongs of service excellence Successful candidates must be 18 years old and possess a positive customer-service oriented attitude and meet all pre-employment To obtain an application log onto requirements. Candidates may also stop by the office to fill out an application, or send your application and resume to: Spirit Medical Transport, LLC, Attn: Mr. Josh Spradling, 5484 Ohio Route 49 South, Greenville, Ohio 45331.

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KTH Parts Industries, Inc., a quality oriented manufacturer of stamped and welded auto parts, located in St. Paris, Ohio has immediate openings for second shift Production Associates. The successful candidate must have a good work history and be able to work overtime—including Saturdays.

The Council on Rural Services, a private, non-profit organization serving 9 counties in Ohio is seeking a Social Service Program Manager to join our leadership team. This position will be based out of our Central Office location in Piqua and requires a Master’s Degree in Social Work, Counseling, Psychology or related field, LISW designation, valid Ohio Driver’s License and the ability to work a flexible schedule. The ideal candidate will possess excellent leadership and communication skills and will be responsible for the oversight and coordination of recruitment of children into our programs, parent engagement activities, providing quality and effective social services to young children and their families as well as operational oversight of health and nutrition services. This selected candidate will also research, develop, and provide or enroll staff into appropriate trainings with emphasis on areas of recruitment, social services and parent involvement and provide direction and support to staff in the areas of early childhood and family development. We offer a comprehensive benefit package and a minimum starting salary of $45,816/ To apply please send cover letter and resume to or visit our website at

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The Council on Rural Services, a private, non-profit organization serving 9 counties in Ohio is seeking a Mental Health and Disabilities Program Manager to join our leadership team. This position will be based from our central office location in Piqua and requires a Master’s Degree in Social Work, Counseling, Psychology or a related field, valid Ohio Driver’s License and the ability to work a flexible schedule. The ideal candidate will possess excellent communication and leadership skills as well as appropriate licensure with a minimum of 4 years experience in early childhood mental health services and working knowledge of services for children with disabilities. Responsibilities include ensuring program compliance with federal and state standards, providing direction and technical support to the direct service staff in the areas of early childhood disability and mental health for children from birth to age five and their families, overseeing consultants in the provision of mental health and speech services to children, developing and implementing strategic planning initiatives for programmatic growth as well as day-to-day management. We offer a comprehensive benefit package and a minimum starting salary of $45,816


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Aesthetic Finishers is now hiring experienced silk screen printers. The individual must be proficient in the set up/ running of an automatic screen printing press. Attention to detail and quality a must. Candidate must have 1 year of experience.

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Kids Learning Place

Local company looking for qualified applicants in southern and west central Ohio.

is seeking to fill the following full time positions:

Repairing industrial Equipment, Mechanical, Electrical trouble shooting and (PLSCs), Hydraulic/Pneumatic repair, trouble shooting. Minimum 2 years experience in the field.

Preschool Head Teacher –requires Bachelor’s

Competitive wages, benefits package included after employee meets eligibility: Holiday Pay, Life Insurance, 401K match, vacation and employer pays 70% of health insurance cost.

Preschool Teacher Assistant – requires CDA or Associate’s Degree in Early Childhood Education or related field. Full time vacancies in Troy & Piqua. Part time position in Bellefontaine. $8.66 to $9.35 with CDA, $9.67 to $10.44 with Associate’s or Bachelor’s Degree. Wage dependent upon education and experience.

Please send resume to: AMS 330 Canal Street Sidney, OH 45365 Email:

Degree in Early Childhood Education or related Field. Vacancies in Troy, Bellefontaine and Wapak. Wage is $15.63 to 16.88 dependent upon education and experience.

Infant/Toddler Teacher Assistant in Troyrequires CDA or Associate’s Degree in Early Childhood Education. $8.66 to $9.35 with CDA , $11.74 to $12.68 with Associate’s Degree. Wage dependent upon education and experience. To apply, please visit our website at or send cover letter and resume to Please indicate position of interest when applying. 2310067


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CERTIFIED ASE TECHNICIAN AIRSTREAM, the most prestigious name in Recreational Vehicles, is seeking a Certified ASE Technician for their Service Department. Person will be required to secure certification in RVIA/RVDA within 2 years. Applicants must have a strong background in RV chassis maintenance and repair including coupler and axle installation and alignment, brake and bearing repairs. Welding experience is a must with a preference towards certified welders. Applicants must possess excellent interpersonal people skills to be able to deal directly with our valued customers. We offer excellent compensation and benefits.

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Also seeking a cook assistant for the same location, 20-30 hours per week with a pay rate of $8.40 to $9.07. To apply please visit our website at:

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AIRSTREAM, Inc. Attn: HR, P.O. Box 629 Jackson Center, OH 45334

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Norcold, the leader in refrigerator manufacturing for the RV, trucking and marine industries, is currently accepting resumes for 3rd Shift Manufacturing Supervisor for our Sidney, Ohio facility. This position will direct and coordinate activities of production departments in processing materials and manufacturing products for the 3rd shift. This includes coaching and maintaining production staff, coordinating production plans, maintaining product quality, applying LEAN principles and ensuring safety. Qualified candidates will have strong production leadership skills and 5+ years supervisory experience. Bachelor degree is a plus.

Fax: (937)596-7929

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NOW HIRING! Local company looking for motivated individuals in their Production Department. MUST HAVE valid drivers license, diploma. MUST pass drug screen. Bring 2 forms of I.D. COLLEGE STUDENTS encouraged to apply. Pete DeLuke & Associates, 1443 N. Main Ave., Sidney, OH.

CDL Drivers: $11.50/HR


Sidney, Ohio The Council on Rural Services is seeking a full time Head Cook to work 30-40 hours per week at our Troy Kids Learning Place location. This position requires a high school diploma or GED, the ability to lift a minimum of 40 lbs as well as kitchen and supervisory experience. Wage scale is $10.99-$11.87 and is calculated based upon relevant experience and education.

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SECOND & THIRD SHIFT Agrana Fruit US, Inc., the top global producer of fruit preparations for the dairy industry, is seeking qualified candidates to fill immediate production openings in our Botkins, Ohio facility. The ideal candidate has a proven track record in a production environment, can maintain an excellent attendance record, and is willing to make a commitment to producing a high quality product in a safe manner. Previous experience in a food-manufacturing environment is a plus. Must be able to work a flexible schedule to include overtime and weekends. High school diploma or GED also required. Agrana Fruit US, Inc. offers a competitive wage structure with shift differential, a monthly bonus program, and a comprehensive benefits package including health, life, dental, and 401k plans, as well as paid vacation and personal time.

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TEMPORARY POSITION: Appraisal office assistant working in Troy 35 hours/week. First shift, 8-10 weeks. (937)440-5952 between 8am-Noon.

Class A CDL required

Call Jon Basye at: Piqua Transfer & Storage Co. (937)778-4535 or (800)278-0619


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Regional drivers needed in the Sidney, Ohio Terminal. O/O's welcome. O/O’s get 75% of the line haul. 100% fuel surcharge. Fuel discount program.


Drivers are paid weekly.

Drivers earn .38cents per mile for empty and loaded miles on dry freight.

.40cents per mile for store runs.

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.42cents per mile for reefer & curtainside freight.

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Paid vacation.

401K savings plan.

95% no touch freight.

Compounding Safety Bonus Program.

Drivers are paid bump dock fees for customer live loads and live unloads.

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Repairing Industrial Equipment, Mechanical, Electrical trouble shooting, Hydraulic/ Pneumat ic repair, (PLCs) required. Minimum 2 years experience. Benefits after 90 days. Submit resume to: AMS 330 Canal Street Sidney, Ohio 45365


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Tool & Die Maintenance, Full time, 1st Shift position in the Sidney area, Repairing dies for large stamping presses, Minimum of 2 years experience.

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Support Specialists Needed In Miami and Shelby Counties

Most positions are part-time with various shifts available including over night.

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CRSI provides in-home developmental disability services for adults who are referred to as consumers or customers of CRSI. Duties include but are not limited to: Personal care, Cooking, Laundry, and Cleaning. Provide transportation to activities or appointments. Accompanying consumers to outings and events and other duties as needed by the customer.

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Equal Opportunity Employer

COOK Experienced– w/Serve Safe Certification

937.440.7663 Phone 937.335.0095 Fax

DENTAL HYGIENIST needed for periodontal practice in Troy, Thursdays & occasional Fridays. Call (937)335-5050 or mail resume to 1569 McKaig Avenue Troy, OH 45373


STNA’s FT & PT–All Shifts

Koester Pavilion 3232 North County Road 25A Troy, OH 45373 (I-75 at exit 78)


Qualified candidates may complete application at:

LPN’s Casual–All Shifts

We are looking for experienced people. Come in and fill out an application and speak with Beth Bayman, Staff Development.

APPLY: 15 Industry Park Ct., Tipp City

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Submit resume to: AMS 330 Canal Street Sidney, Ohio 45365 Email:


Class "A" CDL

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Chambers Leasing 1-800-526-6435


2 BEDROOM, Completely remodeled upstairs apartment, stove/ refrigerator, some utilities included $550 monthly+ deposit. (937)773-9451 PIQUA, 1014 Eleanor, 3 bedrooms, 1.5 baths, washer/ dryer hookup, appliances. $600. (937)335-0261 PIQUA, large upstairs, 416 1/2 North College, washer/ dryer hookup, $350, (937)778-0933.

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TROY, 2 Bedrooms, appliances, CA, water, trash paid, $535 month. $200 Deposit Special! (937)673-1821

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

Spacious apartments, appliances, w/d hookups, a/c and more Pets welcome $525-$650

FIREWOOD, split, all hardwood. $115 cord, going fast, winter is coming soon!Ask about delivery: (937)726-7801.

550 Flea Markets/Bazaars

Call for details and income restrictions (937)335-3500

400 - Real Estate

PIQUA, Duplex, 4 bedroom, 1.5 bath, Northend, NO PETS!, $585 monthly, plus utilities, deposit, (937)606-4751 TROY area, 2 bedroom townhouses, 1-1/2 bath, furnished appliances, W/D hookup, A/C, No dogs $475. (937)339-6776. TROY, nice duplexes cozy 2 bedroom $450 spacious 3 bedroom $700 no pets (937)845-2039

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425 Houses for Sale 560 Home Furnishings TROY, nice home on Forrest Lane, priced for quick sale (937)552-9351

430 Mobile Homes for Sale

FUTON, high quality oak frame, top of the line cushions and decorator pillows, like new, $100 (93684-1297 after 5pm


570 Lawn and Garden

577 Miscellaneous

577 Miscellaneous

RIDING MOWER, 14.5HP, 42" cut, very good condition, moving, must sell! $225, (937)890-5334.

CROSSBOW, Ten point with scope, 175# arrows, broodheads, quiver, used 1 season, very nice, new $750 sell $475, (937)658-3154

SOFA BED, Black leather full size, new. $200 firm, Microwave stands $25 each, Many quilting books, $50 all (937)778-8217

DRILL-DRIVER, Bosch, 10.8V Lithium Drill-Driver. $65. (937)497-9540

WORK BENCH, 24"x46", 5 drawers, swing-out tool cabinet, $70 or bargain. Photos/ Piqua, (248)694-1242.

545 Firewood/Fuel 2-3 BEDROOMS in Troy

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577 Miscellaneous CAP COLLECTION 150 piece ball cap collection, $225.00. (937)497-9540 CEMETERY LOTS, 4 in Covington, Garden of Gospels, Miami Memorial Park, $1600. Call (419)628-3321 if no answer leave message. COLLECTOR TRAIN SET, LGB German Trains, photos. Train is in bristol condition, 88' solid brass track, includes 6 scale buildings, engine and coal tender are driving engines. See the 10 car train running! Original boxes for the trains. Firm price $500, (248)694-1242 Piqua.

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

DOUBLE WIDE mobile home, fully furnished with new or almost new items. Lake Placid, Florida. 55 plus mobile home court. Pictures through email available. (937)497-9540

SECTIONAL SOFA, Brand new, dark mesa brown, dual recliners at both ends, $1,600, Dresser, full size with mirror, $350 (937)418-5756

COPY/FAX MACHINE, computer connections. 4 drawer, copies from 8.5X11 to 11X17. Also, paper storage cabinet included. Asking $500. Machine is a Ricoh Aticio #1027. (937)214-7979 after 11am.

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LOUNGE CHAIR, motorized new adult Schwinn tricycle, indoor/ outdoor four wicker chairs and pillows. Call after 2pm (937)335-3202 NORLAKE ER/COOLER tion, 54ft x 22ft x refrigeration, 4 steel (937)212-8357

FREEZcombina10ft, with stainless doors

POOL TABLE, Custom made, Golden West Billiards, Los Angeles California, blue felt, slate, includes balls, racks, cues, $699, (937)492-7145

580 Musical Instruments MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS, 2 Trumpets, 1 Trombone, 1 Saxaphone, $100 each or all 4 for $350, (937)492-2176 or (937)726-4969

583 Pets and Supplies BOSTON TERRIER puppies, 8 weeks old. (3) Males $250 (937)726-0226 BOXER PUPPIES 8 weeks old, females, $300, males, $250. Tails docked. (937)844-1299

RESTAURANT EQUIPMENT, silver single door refrigerator, under counter refrigerator, 10 tables, 20 chairs, 4' display case, and much more (937)552-1252

CHOCOLATE LAB puppies, AKC registered, born 7/29/2012. 3 males remaining, all healthy with first shots, $400 each. Photos available! (937)430-6707

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425 Houses for Sale



The true cost of financing Kathy Henne Re/Max Finest Okay, you’ve found the home of your dreams. You’ve determined how much you can afford because you’ve already been pre-approved by your lender, and your offer has been accepted. Yea! But wait. If you’re financing the purchase, like almost everyone does, you’ll actually be paying more than the final sale price of the home when the interest is added in. Many buyers don’t stop to think about how much they’ll really be paying for their home by the time they’ve reach the final payment. It’s worth considering, and it makes it evident that you should consider using a trusted local lender to get the best loan terms available. Be sure to discuss your options with your experienced real estate agent, who can provide you with names of local loan offers that they’ve used in the past with great results. With all the options that are available to you, it’s helpful to begin with the basic facts to help you whittle down your choices. Determine how much


money you’ll have available for your down payment. If you’re putting less than 20% down, your lender may require you purprivate chase mortgage insurance which is referred to as PMI. There will usually be an up-front fee wrapped into your closing costs and a fee added to your monthly payments until you’ve paid off a significant percentage of your loan. Factors affecting your terms include the amount of the loan, the length of the loan, and loanto-value ratio or how much of the home’s total purchase price you are financing. A larger down payment can reduce your interest and your payments, as well as choosing a shorter term for your repayment like 15 instead of 30 years. Payments will be larger, but your equity will build much more quickly. Even if you decide to get your loan for 30 years, you can pay extra on your monthly payment to help pay it down faster. If you pay an extra payment each year, it may cut up to 7 years off your loan. You can add 1/12th of a payment to your monthly payment so you hardly notice it. Again, discuss your loan options with your loan officer before you make any offers, in order to avoid unpleasant delays and unexpected expenses.


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

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Give your kitchen a facelift BY TRESA ERICKSON Creative Outlet Take a walk through your home. How’s your kitchen holding up? Is it starting to look a bit outdated and worn? Perhaps it’s time you changed that. Don’t have a lot of money to spend? No problem. You don’t have to spend big bucks on a kitchen remodel to make the room look good. With a few inexpensive fixes, you give your kitchen a whole new look. Paint is one of the easiest and most inexpensive ways to transform the appearance of a room. Almost any surface in the kitchen can be painted from wooden cabinets to laminate countertops to paneled walls to faded linoleum. Go ahead, be brave and paint your kitchen walls that bold color you’ve always wanted. Brighten your dark cabinets and woodwork with a fresh coat of white paint. Transform those old laminate countertops and linoleum floors with a faux finish resembling stone. Want to make your freshly painted cabinets sing? Give them new pulls. Switching out old hardware for new will do wonders to revive tired cabinets and update a kitchen. Even if you decided to stick with your cabinets as is, don’t neglect replacing the hardware. You will be surprised what an effect such a small change will have. How’s the lighting in your kitchen? Not so great? Replace it. Take down that brass chandelier from the 1970s and paint or replace it. Switch out that tarnished brass overhead light for a sleek chrome one and that mustard-colored globe in the light above the sink for a frosted white one. Lighting fine, but need


more of it? You don’t have to hire an electrician to install more lighting in your kitchen. You can find a variety of battery-operated fixtures that you can install yourself. If those won’t work, consider adding a lamp somewhere in the room. Got an old ceiling fan in your kitchen that could use an update but not in your budget to replace it? No big deal. Turn off the breaker, grab a ladder and give your fan a good cleaning. Remove the fan blades and paint or replace them. Add a new pull chain, and your fan will look good as new. Traffic flow in your kitchen a little tight? Take a good, hard look at what’s in your kitchen and eliminate all of the pieces of furniture that you can do without. Get rid of that baker’s rack and store your cookbooks in a cabinet or drawer. Trade out your large kitchen table for a smaller one and move the plants to the bay window in the living room. Clear the way for better traffic flow in your kitchen. Clutter taken hold of your kitchen? Put a stop to it. Take a day to sort through drawers and cabinets and clear away all of the clutter. Donate items you never or rarely use. Bring in trays, lazy Susans and other items to organize the stuff remaining. Move small appliances off the countertops and into a cabinet. Get rid of the clutter and see how spacious your kitchen becomes. Once you have given your kitchen a facelift, don’t forget to clean it. Nothing brightens up a room like a thorough cleaning. Wash those cabinets inside and out, scrub that backsplash and floor, and scour those appliances. Make your new kitchen sparkle.




Updates Galore: kitchen Corian counter tops, windows, electric & electric box, 1.5 baths, updated roof ‘00, c/air ‘00, water heater ‘05, vinyl siding, gutters & downspouts & so much more. 3 nice size beds, living room, dining room, breakfast nook. Beautiful wood floors. Awesome 2 tier deck to sit & enjoy the back yard. 2 car det. garage w/workshop. Large walk up attic that could be finished. If that’s not enough there’s a full basement partially finished all for $107,900.

Shari Thokey 216-8102 339-0508 ®


1212 SOUTH STREET Superbly updated home offering 3 bedrooms, updated kitchen with ceramic tile, new counter tops and cabinets. The French doors open to a manicured back-yard with a privacy fence. Updated throughout and waiting for a new owner. Budget priced at $84,900. Dir: West on South Street to 1212 South Street.

Sandra Christy GRI, CRS 418-5574 665-1800


OPEN SUN. 1-3 PIQUA OPEN SUN. 3:30-5:30 512 N. DOWNING

A unique style home in Downtown Piqua. This 3,000 sq. ft. bungalow home has awesome natural wood floors, trim & beamed ceilings. Main bed has its own bath as does another bed. 4 beds, 2.5 baths, usable basement, family room addition with fireplace off kitchen. Summer porch/office, private rear patio & so much more. $159,900. Dir: N. Main St., W on North, L on Downing. Visit this home at:

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5228 W. St. US Rt. 36 WOW!! This is a MUST SEE. Totally renovated country home on 4 acres & 2 barns. 4BR/1.5BA, 2 barns, newer windows, siding, roof, electrical, plumbing, well pump, walls, paint, and furnace. Completely remodeled kitchen with Corrian counter tops and more. Awesome back patio with stamped concrete, landscaping and hot tub, a great place for entertaining. Like new home. Dir: From Piqua go W on 36.

Angie Cline 689-2586 Troy, Ohio

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

1995 OLDSMOBILE, 1 owner. 95,000 miles. Runs great! Good condition. REDUCED PRICE!!!! $2000. (937)497-7220

MINIATURE DACHSHUND puppies, AKC, long haired, 8 weeks, shots, wormed, guaranteed, two chocolate, two red, two black/ tan, female $250 male $200.00 (937)667-0077 RAT TERRIERS, Puppies, Standard size, UKC registered, vet checked, m i c r o c h i p p e d , (937)561-4493 SIBERIAN HUSKY, AKC, 10 Month old female, housebroken, Very loving, up to date on shots, $350, (937)497-1018

590 Tool and Machinery SAWS, Delta 10" direct drive table saw & DELTA 10" radial arm saw. Excellent condition. Original paperwork. Troy area. Many extras. (937)658-0906 and leave message.

1999 PONTIAC MONTANA Van 113,000 miles. Good condition. (419)925-4544 2000 FORD Mustang, black, 145,400 miles. V6, automatic, nice clean car! Runs great. $3500. (937)901-1766 2001 LINCOLN Town car, excellent condition mechanical and body, 102,000 miles $4500. will consider reasonable offers. call (937)658-2764 anytime! 2006 FORD Focus, 4 speed, good gas mileage, asking Blue book $5250, warranty transfer, (937)214-2419


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850 Motorcycles/Mopeds 2009 CF Moto V5, 250 CC, automatic, like new, white, 182 miles, added large windshield, $2500 (937)667-4459

855 Off-Road Vehicles 1999 POLARIS Sportsman 500, 4x4, camo green, runs very good, $3200 OBO (937)524-9069

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COOPER’S GRAVEL Gravel Hauled, Laid & Leveled Driveways & Parking Lots

TROY, 80 Fox Harbor Drive, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, 9am-3pm, Moving Sale. Snowblower, Furniture, women's clothing, electronics, lawn equipment, home decor jewelry, Lots of new items, something for everyone. TROY, 932 Frontier Drive, 1183, 1184, 1191, and 1192 Salem Court Saturday 9am-5pm saxophone, table with 5 chairs, bells with cabinets, sewing machines, 1998-2006 new Honda ATV seat, new pool steps, toddler-adult clothes, toys and miscellaneous

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PIQUA, 3741 W. St. Rt. 185, (back building). Friday & Saturday 9am-2pm, woodworking, John Deere collectibles, Cherished Teddies, barn beams, antiques, loveseat, we have it, you need it?



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

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880 SUV’s 2005 JEEP, Liberty Sports Edition, 1 owner, 74,000 miles, new battery & brakes, towing package, luggage rack, sunroof, asking $11,000, (937)492-1457

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OUTBOARD MOTOR, 7.5HP Evinrude, very good condition, $250, (937)890-5334.

2009 SUKUKI Burgman scooter 400 CC, white, 968 miles, $5000 (937)667-4459

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1995 CHEVROLET Handicap Van. Runs great, new tire, under 100,000 miles. Call after 3pm. (937)492-1120.

CANOES, New, 1 available 13 foot, and 2 available 16 foot, Fiberglass and Kevlar, (937)667-1983

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HIMALAYAN KITTENS, CFA registered, . 2 females, 8 weeks old. $275 and up. Serious calls only (937)216-4515

1989 ASTRO Fish and Ski, 19', Mercury 150hp, Bimini top, 2 live wells, fish finder, trolling motor, trailer, $3500 (937)596-5474


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

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1954 DODGE M-37 Army Truck. 3/4 ton. Tandem axle trailer with hitch and sway bars. Large tool box, 12V battery for electric hitch lift. Asking PARADE READY!! $19,000 OBO. (937)214-7979 after 11am.



Taking enrollment. (937)947-2059

805 Auto


Offering obedience classes. Puppies, beginners, advanced, agility, conformation.

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



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MOVE TO EXECUTIVE SESSION To consider pending or imminent litigation ADJOURNMENT

PUBLIC HEARING – AUGUST 21, 2012 Renewal of an application for placement of farmland in an agricultural district filed by Louise I. Cromes for Parcels # N44-076845, N44-077116, N44-077120, N44099300 in the City of Piqua REGULAR CITY COMMISSION MEETING

APPROVAL OF MINUTES (Approved) Approval of the minutes from the August 7, 2012 Regular City Commission Meeting ORD. NO. 12-12 (2nd Reading) (Adopted 8-21-2012) An Ordinance amending Sections 53.01 and 53.07 of the Piqua Code, relating to Water Rates and New Service ORD. NO. 13-12 (2nd Reading) (2nd Reading 8-21-2012) An Ordinance to vacate a portion of public right of way known as Fountain Boulevard and Lake Street

ORD. NO. 14-12 (1st Reading) (1st Reading 8-21-2012) An Ordinance to levy Special Assessments to pay for the cost of nuisance abatement assessments and declaring an emergency

ORD. NO. 15-12 (1st Reading) (Adopted 8-21-2012) An Emergency Ordinance to make appropriations for the City of Piqua, Ohio for the year 2012

ORD. NO. 16-12 (1st Reading) (Adopted 8-21-2012) An Ordinance to vacate a portion of public alley right of way adjacent to Inlots 3084-3088 RES. NO. R-117-12 (Adopted 8-21-2012) A Resolution requesting authorization to enter into an agreement with the Kansas Highway Patrol Fleet Fund for the purchase of two Ford CVPI police patrol vehicles ADJOURN TO EXECUTIVE SESSION To consider pending or imminent litigation

Sealed Bids for the City of Piqua Bike Path Bridge Repair Project will be received by the City of Piqua, Engineering Department, 201 W. Water Street, Piqua, Ohio, until 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, September 6, 2012 at which time they will be publicly opened and read.

In general, the Work consists of the removal & replacement of a 110ʼ section of the bike path bridge located over the Great Miami River that has sustained damage due to a recent fire.

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

Bids must be signed and submitted on the separate bidding forms included in the Bidding Documents, and shall be accompanied by either a Bid Guaranty Bond, certified check, cashierʼs check, or letter of credit on a solvent bank in the amount of not less than 5% of the amount of the Bid, subject to conditions provided in the Instructions to Bidders. The successful BIDDER will be required to furnish a satisfactory Performance Bond in the amount of 100% of the Bid.

Each Bid must contain the full name of the party or parties submitting the Bid and all persons interested therein. Each BIDDER must submit evidence of its experiences on projects of similar size and complexity. The owner intends and requires that this project be completed no later than 30 days after delivery of railroad timbers and steel.

All contractors and subcontractors involved with the project will, to the extent practicable, use Ohio products, materials, services, and labor in the implementation of their project. Additionally, contractor compliance with the Equal Employment Opportunity requirements of Ohio Administrative Code Chapter 123, the Governorʼs Executive Order of 1972, and Governorʼs Executive Order 84-9 shall be required. BIDDER must comply with the prevailing wage rates on Public Improvements in Miami County and the City of Piqua, Ohio as determined by the Ohio Bureau of Employment Services, Wage and Hour Division, (614) 6442239. No BIDDER shall withdraw his Bid after the actual opening thereof.

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


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INSIDE ■ Covington wins opener, page 19. ■ Lehman falls to Anna, page 19.




Bucc boys get CCC victory WINCHESTER — The Covington boys golf team defeated Mississinawa Valley 160-188 Thurday in CCC action at Winchester Golf Course. Sam Slusher led Covington with 39. Joe Slusher and Jacob Blair both carded 40s and D.J. Seger added a 41. Ryan Craft shot a 44 and Ben Sherman added a 50.

Two card 35 at Echo Hills Mike Ford and Ron Pearson Jr. shared low gross honors with 35 in the Thursday Industrial League at Echo Hills. Bears fan Brian Robbins and Ben Gover tied for third with 36. Doug Jennings was low net with 25. Dave DiPace was second with 27 and Browns fan Brad Erwin was third with 29. STANDINGS Joe Thoma Jewelers Bing’s Palmer Bolt & Supply Browning Plumbing Jim Sherry Chrysler Craycon Homes Hemm’s Glass Carpet House Meijers R & R Design Patriot Carpet Cleaning Associates Staffing Gisco

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■ Football

Foles leads Eagles to win CLEVELAND (AP) — Rookie quarterback Nick Foles, filling in for injured starter Michael Vick, threw two touchdown passes in the first quarter to lead the Philadelphia Eagles to a 27-10 victory over the mistake-prone Cleveland Browns on Friday night. With Vick sidelined with bruised ribs, Foles stepped in and played impressively for the Eagles (3-0), who open the regular season in Cleveland on Sept. 9. Foles finished 12 of 19 for 146 yards with one interception. The Browns (2-1) had two costly turnovers in the first quarter, when they also had a punt blocked. It was not a good showing for their new owner, Jimmy Haslam III, who sat in the stands in the first quarter watching his $1 billion purchase. Browns rookie QB Brandon Weeden went 9 of 20 for 117 yards. The Eagles hardly missed Vick, who bruised his ribs on Monday night.


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QUOTED “We couldn't keep the quarterback from extending drives and scoring." —Marvin Lewis on the Bengals


Piqua’s Solomon Carnes (98), Dom Stone (40) and Ryan Hughes (35) chase Elida running back Seanquez Frye.

Rough start for Piqua football Elida stuns Indians 30-7 in opener BY ROB KISER Sports Editor The worst part for the Piqua football players probably wasn’t the 30-7 loss to Elida Friday night Alexander at Stadium/Purk Field. Not, that it wasn’t painful — but, now they have watching the films of the game to look forward to this morning. Piqua football coach Bill Nees did not mince words afterwards. “That was as bad a game as we have played in a long time,” Nees said. “You name a phase of the game — we failed at it.” The stats bear that out. Elida ran 63 plays to Piqua’s 35. The Bulldogs had 21 first downs to Piqua’s four. Elida had 272 yards to Piqua’s 82. The Piqua defense gave Elida first downs on penalties three times. And the Indians had the ball for just 16 minutes all night. In fact, before an 80yard drive in the closing minutes, capped by Mason Kirkland’s 35-yard run, Piqua had two total yards and one first down. “That is just unacceptable,” Nees said. And the special teams weren’t much better. Piqua overran several Elida kickoffs, resulting in touchbacks and the Indians had two punts of less than 10 yards. “We were hoping to break even on special teams and that ended up hurting us,” Nees said. A 4-yard touchdown pass from Elida quarterback Clark Etzler to Nick Pauff on fourth down gave Elida a quick 7-0 lead and Etzler ran eight yards for a score to make it 14-0. Two Cody Combs interceptions kept the damage from being any worse in the first half and Piqua went to the locker room down 14-0.

Piqua’s Luke Karn goes up to make a catch over K.J. Russell Friday night at Alexander Stadium/Purk Field. “We thought the formula was going to work for us,” Nees said. “We would come out of the locker room and cut the lead to 14-7.” Instead, Piqua had just one first down before Justice Young was sacked for a 20-yard loss on a third down play. The ensuing

punt went just 10 yards before ricocheting off a player and Elida’s Quentin Poling had the presence to pick it up and run it to the Piqua six. “We had just about every crazy thing that could happen, happen tonight,” Nees said. Etzler kicked a 22-yard

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field goal four plays later. He would run for a seven yard score and finished 18 of 25 for 151 yards before leaving with an injury. A 24-yard pass from Logan Alexander to Paulff on fourth-and-four made it 30-0, before Kirkland completed the game’ scoring with Caleb Vallieu

kicking the PAT. The Indians will travel to Kings Friday. “We have another game to get ready for,” Nees said. “We just have to put this one behind us. This is not a game film we are proud of.” Or they look forward to watching.



Saturday, August 25, 2012


Covington grinds out win in opener Buccs over come adversity in victory over New Bremen BY BEN ROBINSON Ohio Community Media


Covington’s Kyler Deeter runs with the ball against New Bremen Friday.

COVINGTON — A banged up Covington football team scratched and clawed its way to a 27-7 season-opening victory over New Bremen on Friday. "This is a good win over a good football team and one we can build on," said Covington coach Dave Miller. "It is the first game and there are definitely a lot of things we need to work on to get to where we want to be, but overall I was pleased with our effort." One thing in particular Covington needs to work on is protecting the football as it put the ball on the ground five times in the contest. Fortunately, only two of those resulted into turnovers. "We put the ball on the ground way too much," Miller said. "We were fortunate we didn't give more of them away, but those things (fumbles) are correctable." The biggest positive for Covington was its control of the clock at the offensive end. The Buccs ran 53 total plays to 44 for New Breman and out-gained the Cardinals 388 to 177 in total yards. "I thought, outside of the fumbles of course, we moved the ball pretty well," said Miller. "Our backs ran hard and overall we did a decent job up front." The backfield commit-

tee of Trent Tobias, A.J. Ouellette, Troy Cron, Kyler Deeter, Justin Williams and Josh Earick combined to rack up 331 yards on the ground, while New Bremen managed just 62. And it all came behind of an offensive line consisting of primarily Brian Olson, Dylan Owens, Dalton Bordelon, Jordan Wolfe, Logan Perkins and Colton Murphy. "That's big," said Miller of the advantage in rushing. "That's a credit to our O-line and the guys on the edge blocking downfield." Covington received the opening kick and had a nice return negated with a block-in-the-back penalty that put the ball at the six. But it took just six plays for Covington to march 94 yards - all coming on the ground - as Ouellette capped the effort with a 17-yard run. "That was a big momentum boost for us," Miller explained. "We had the penalty there that set us back, but the kids responded by executing a really nice drive." New Bremen tied the score at 7-7 late in the first quarter with a short touchdown run by Garrett Westerback, but Covington responded with another Ouellete run to take a 14-7 lead at the break. "They got a couple of big plays on that one drive, but other than that we played pretty well defensively," Miller said. "I thought our secondary played a nice game and

some of our young guys stepped up and played well." And the defense set the tone in the second half, forcing a fumble and pulling down two interceptions — one each by Dylan Owens and Kyler Deeter. "The difference there was our defensive front started getting some pressure," Miller explained. "I know on the one interception (by Owens) we got a hand on him as he threw the ball." The thefts resulted in good field position and Covington took advantage for two more scores, another touchdown run by Ouellette and a scoring jaunt by Trent Tobias. And it was the final touchdown drive that made Miller really happy. "That drive we controlled the clock," he said. "I don't know for sure how long it was, but we used up a lot of time." It was a 7:22 drive as Covington went 57 yards on 13 plays — once again, all on the ground. Which capped a seasonopening win for Covington. "It's great to get a win, especially with the hall of fame ceremony and honoring all those people who played here," said Miller. "Now we'll work on getting healthy here and trying to be more consistent. “We weren't very consistent and that's something we really need to focus on." Covington travels to Mississinawa Friday.

Lehman plays Anna tough Cavs lose 14-0 in opener BY JUSTIN LANGEVIN down. The third quarter was Ohio Community Media very much like the first SIDNEY — The Anna quarter with Anna scoring Rockets continued their the only points. domination of county rival Quarterback Nathan Lehman, remaining un- Bollheimer kept the ball beaten against the Cava- and went in from 10 yards liers after a 14-0 shutout out to make it a 14-0 Anna Friday night at Sidney lead. Memorial Stadium. The trend continued of The Rockets will take no scoring again in the their 1-0 mark into their final quarter. first home game Friday Anna went for ball connight against new oppo- trol, and milked the clock nent, Brookville. the rest of the way. Lehman has another That resulted in a rapbig test ahead, playing at idly-moving game that 1-0 Minster Friday. was over in just over two It all started early in hours. the first quarter when “I was very happy with Anna running back Chris- our defense,” said Anna tian Williams took the coach Bryan Rioch. “Any handoff from quarterback time you get a shutout Nathan Bollheimer, for a that’s good. one yard touchdown to “But everything else,... I make the score 7-0 Anna. was not pleased with the Things slowed down a penalties, the sloppy play lot after that score neither on offense and turnovers. team could score for the That may have been the JASON ALIG/OCM rest of the half, leaving the sloppiest game I have Lehman’s Kristopher Lee (71) and John Husa tackle Anna’s Christian Williams Friday night. Rockets on top by a touch- coached.”


Milton-Union beats East with ball control Vikings drop opener 42-14 BY JOSH BROWN Ohio Community Media W E S T M I LT O N — Miami East didn't necessarily get much of a chance to have trouble hanging onto the ball. Milton-Union maintained a death grip on it for most of the game. Still, a few costly fumbles by the Vikings gave the Bulldogs all the help they needed as MiltonUnion (1-0) held Miami East to a mere six offensive plays in the second quarter, scoring three

unanswered touchdowns to take control and coasting to a 42-14 victory on opening night at Memorial Stadium — its 10th straight win over the Vikings. Chris Boggs scored on a 7-yard touchdown run on the first play of the second quarter to break a 7-7 tie. After a three-and-out by the Vikings, the Bulldogs went on a 13-play, 66-yard drive that ate eight minutes off the clock, capped off by a 3-yard rumble by Tyler Brown — MiltonUnion's leading returning rusher from last season. The Vikings (0-1) then fumbled the kickoff re-

turn, and four plays later Boggs broke the plane again on a 5-yard scamper. "(Them holding the ball) — and us giving them extra opportunities with four fumbles in the first half. That was the difference,"Miami East coach Max Current said. "We knew we had to play with the least amount of mistakes as possible, and we didn't get that job done at all." In fact, the first score of the game came on a Miami East fumble. After the Vikings completed a pass for a first down, the Bulldogs forced a fumble and Sam Nis-

wonger returned it all the way to the 3 — before fumbling himself. The ball went into the end zone, and Jesse Simpson fell on it to give the Bulldogs a 70 lead. "It was a 0-0 game, we had a catch for a first down at midfield then fumble the ball. They pick it up, return it, fumble it themselves and we almost pick it up, but then they fall on it in the end zone," Current said. "Then, right before the half, it was 21-7 … and we fumble a kickoff on our own 30. You can't do those things against a team like Milton-Union and be successful. "We didn't take care of

the ball. That was our Achilles heel." Miami East responded, though, as sophomore quarterback Conner Hellyer hit Dalton Allen in stride on a timing route down the sideline on third-and-16 for a 72-yard score to even things up. But the Bulldogs took control in the second quarter and wouldn't let go. All told, Milton-Union had 30 rushes for 229 yards, while Miami East had 10 carries for 23 yards. Hellyer had 91 yards passing in the first half and finished with 157 on the night. Still, the game belonged to the Milton-Union back-

field. Brown finished with 136 yards and a touchdown, Joe Thoele had 129 yards and Boggs had 60 yards and three touchdowns. Quarterback London Cowan added a score on a 1-yard sneak in the fourth. Milton-Union hosts Oakwood in Week 2 for a non-league game, while Miami East kicks off Cross County Conference play at Ansonia. "We did some good things tonight, but we did some bad things," Current said. "We just need to watch the film, iron out the kinks and get ready for conference play."



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