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Motorists on Interstate 75 between State Route 41 in Miami County and County Road 25-A in Shelby County need to be on the lookout for delays during the next several weeks as a repaving project is under way in This week’s Remote northbound and southbound lanes. Ohio Department of Transportation officials say one lane of traffic will be Possibilities features the open in each direction at all times. The paving work will be done during the hours of 7 p.m. until 7 a.m. Monreturn of the series “The day through Friday. The project is expected to be completed by Monday, Oct. 15. ODOT officials also report Voice.” the ramp from U.S. 36 to I-75 will be closed from 7 p.m. Monday to 7 a.m. Tuesday for a culvert replacement.

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Fundraisers slated: All proceeds from the fundraisers will go to help the family of Mickala Nelson, 9, with medical and travel expenses. The Favorite Hill Schools student has been diagnosed with a rare cancer of the bone and tissue.

PIQUA — Two upcoming fundraisers planned for an ailing 9year-old Piqua girl with a rare form • A car wash will be held from of cancer are planned this month, 1-4 p.m. Sunday at O’Reilly Auto with the first one taking place SunParts, 631 W. Water St., Piqua. day and a second on Sept. 30. Mickayla Nelson, a student at FaPROVIDED PHOTO • Prayers for Mickayla Quarter vorite Hill school, was diagnosed with Ewing’s Sarcoma, which is a A student at Favorite Hill School, Auction is set for 2 p.m. Sunday, rare cancer of the bone and tissue Mickayla Nelson has been diag- Sept. 30, at the Covington EaLottery that only affects 2 percent of chil- nosed with Ewing’s Sarcoma, a gles, 715 E. Broadway Ave., Covrare cancer of the bone and tissue. ington. CLEVELAND (AP) — dren in the country. Fundraisers have been planned to The following are Friday’s See Ill child/Page 2 help her family. winning Ohio Lottery numbers: Night Drawings: ■ Rolling Cash 5 05-21-23-29-33 ■ Pick 3 Numbers among recipes 0-0-1 that are being ■ Pick 4 Numbers sent in by read2-2-2-3 ers of the Piqua Day Drawings: BY PATRICIA ANN SPEELMAN Daily Call, the ■ Midday 3 Sidney Daily 8-3-9 Ohio Community Media News and the ■ Midday 4 Troy Daily News. 7-6-6-1 On Cook-Off PIQUA — Three top food experts For Mega Millions, visit have been named as judges of the I- Day, Oct. 13, the 75 Newspaper Group’s 2012 Har- s e m i - f i n a l i s t s FREDERICK WAGNER PATTEN will compete for vest Holiday Cook-Off. Index prizes nary department of Dorothy Love Kim Frederick of Sidney, James category Classified ...............14-17 Patten of Piqua, and James Wagner and one will be named the grand Retirement Community. She has Comics ........................13 of Troy, will select three semi-final- prize winner. Frederick is a cook in the culiEntertainment ...............5 ists in each of nine categories from See Cooking/Page 10 Horoscopes.................13 Local .....................3, 9-10 Milestones.....................6 Money Matters ..............8 Nation ..........................10 of Excellence Honorees Thursday, Oct. 18, at the Obituaries......................2 are Linda A. Daniel of Piqua Country Club. The Opinion ..........................4 Troy and Terry Naas of keynote speaker for the Public Record ...............7 Troy. The Young Woman of event will be Sharon D. Sports.....................18-20 FOR THE DAILY CALL Tomorrow honoree is Lau- Howard, Dayton DevelopWeather .........................3 ment Coalition. Tickets for PIQUA — The YWCA ren Seman of Piqua. the event are $50. The women will be honPiqua has announced the In announcing the honselection of the 2012 ored at the 16th annual orees, Leesa A. Baker, exWomen of Excellence and Women of Excellence ecutive director of the Young Woman of Tomor- Awards Luncheon, a gala 6 8 See Distinction/Page 2 DANIEL row honorees. The Women celebration scheduled for NAAS 7 4 8 2 5 6 2 1 0 1

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TROY — Best-selling author Mitch Albom will be the featured speaker at UVMC’s 12th annual Bill a n d R u t h McGraw Cancer Aw a r e n e s s Symposium on Oct. ALBOM 4 at the Tippecanoe High School Center for the Performing Arts in Tipp City. The presentation, “The Time Keeper: An Evening of Inspiration with Mitch Albom,” is free; however, advance registration is required. Doors will open and a book sale will be held beginning at 6:30 p.m. The presentation will be from 7:30-8:15 p.m. followed by a door prize drawing. A book sale and book signing will be held from 8:30-9:30 p.m. Albom is a New York Times best-selling author of “Have a Little Faith” and “Tuesdays with Morrie.” His latest work is “The Time Keeper.” He is a writer, broadcaster and philanthropist. The Cancer Awareness Symposium was named in honor of Troy residents Bill and Ruth McGraw, parents of Bill McGraw, Karen McGraw and Chris Grilliot. Between them, Bill and Ruth McGraw had cancer five times, but neither died from the disease. “The UVMC Cancer Care Center is honored to have the support of the McGraw Family to help educate the community,” said Jean Heath, Cancer See Author/Page 2

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Continued from page 1 YWCA Piqua, said: “Many nominations were submitted from clubs, schools, organizations and individuals. The selection was difficult and an impartial panel of judges, composed of men and women from throughout the county, did an excellent and thorough job in selecting this year’s honorees. We are certainly pleased with the selection and are happy to be honoring these three outstanding women who continue to distinguish themselves in their life endeavors.” Linda A. Daniel, a 2012 Woman of Excellence honoree, is a seasoned professional with a high level understanding of business, strategy, marketing and communication. She is actively involved with the Troy Area Chamber of Commerce, Troy Development Council and cofounder of the Troy/Urbana University Partnership. Daniel was born and reared in a large and extended family in Covington. Daniel said she was surrounded from an early age by people engaged in manufacturing, farming, retail and construction, among other businesses. “Leadership is really part of who I am,” she said. Daniel has more than 40 years of professional experience in business with an emphasis on business development, organizational effectiveness, marketing and public relations. “Linda was and is the consummate professional with exceptional strategicminded capabilities,” said David Meckstroth, former UVMC president and CEO. Daniel served as director of marketing for UVMC in the 1980s and was with the health system as vice president/communications during the consolidation of the county’s hospitals and opening in 1998 of the new UVMC. Currently she is the interim executive director of Hospice of Miami County.

Daniel also has served on the Miami County Department of Health board, the regional Workforce Policy Board, Miami County Homebuilders Association, the Overfield Early Childhood Education Program board, the Future Begins Today, the Troy Rec Association and on the long-range planning committee of the Troy-Hayner Cultural Center. She has also led and been a volunteer for the Troy Festival of Nations. Daniel is married to Jim and they have a son, Chris, Kasey, daughter-in-law, and two grandchildren. Her advice to other women centers on being confident. “Don’t be afraid to do anything. What is the worst that can happen? Life/career is a journey—every day should be a new adventure,” she said. Terry Naas, 2012 Woman of Excellence honoree, is a proven leader and professional mentor who trains others for success. Naas is employed by the Miami County Board of Developmental Disabilities, helped create The Graduate Academy for Community Leadership at Edison Community College and was involved in the birth of the Leadership Troy program, the Women in Networking group and the Miami County Visitors & Convention Bureau. A Dayton native, Naas came to Miami County in 1976, and immediately began to use her talents and energy as an active member of the Troy Strawberry Festival Committee, The Troy United Way and the Troy Area Chamber of Commerce. Today she is the public face of the Miami County Board of Developmental Disabilities, better known as Riverside of Miami County. “I cannot have a bad day at my job. I learn every day from the people we serve — about dignity and respect. It makes me a better person,” she continued. “Terry has been and continues to be a leader who is

motivated to serve the community in addition to her outstanding successes as a professional,” said State Representative Richard Adams of Troy. “Her participation, abilities and achievement are matched by very few people. If I had a project needing thoughtful leadership with challenges to be addressed, I would think of Terry.” Naas has served on the Troy Civil Service Commission, been on the board of the Troy Senior Citizens Center and Ohio Public Images, a statewide group for disability awareness, and is very active in the Casstown United Methodist Church. Terry, along with her husband Carl, have two sons and stepsons, Jason and Josh Wolbers and Kevin and Joel Naas and five grandchildren. “I don’t live in the past. It is the here and now, what you can do now going into the future. There is inherent excitement in that for me,” she said. “While maintaining things is part of life, what is really exciting is the next possibility—where I can be of service, help problem solve. That is what really drives me.” Lauren Seman, 2012 Young Woman of Tomorrow honoree, is a positive and enthusiastic role model and a leader with a passion and interest to serve others. Lauren is an honor student, FCCLA president, 4H member, volunteer, D.A.R.E. role model, peer tutor, Piqua High School Choir and Link Crew member and currently a senior at Piqua High School who maintains a 3.5 gpa. Seman thinks a positive outlook can help overcome challenges. In 2012 alone she organized a mini Relay for Life at two Piqua City Schools, raising more that $2,000 for the American Cancer Society; competed at the Miami County Fair in 4-H; participated in state and national conferences for the Family Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA); and volunteered to accompany

local veterans on a bus trip to Washington, D.C. In addition she also volunteers for Children’s Hospital in Dayton, Piqua’s Bethany Center and has been involved in youth groups and a dinner theater at Piqua’s Grace United Methodist Church. FCCLA instructor, Rita Potter, said Lauren has learned lifelong skills such as leadership, public speaking, problem solving and promoting community partnerships through FCCLA. “Lauren is a positive role model to her fellow classmates and an outstanding positive influence on everyone around her. She has strong personal values that students try to follow which then develop into their own strong foundations for life,” she said. Dwayne Thompson, Veterans to D.C. committee member said, “Lauren is reliable, dependable and is always considerate of others. She is a dedicated individual with a ‘team approach’. If these qualities are what you’re looking for in a young woman of tomorrow, look no further because you have found your person,” Seman is the daughter of Kelly and Doug Snider and Rick and Tina Seman. She has a brother, Mitchell, and stepsister and stepbrother, Heidi and Zeek Alexander. Seman said it’s not always easy warding off a negative attitude. “I say, ‘Hey, turn that negative into a positive thing.’ I am trying to be out there, to be that leader, to be positive. It is tough, but we don’t ever give up,” she said. Her advice to other young people is simple. “Keep yourself organized, communicate with others. Don’t be afraid to go out and achieve your goals and dreams.” For more information about the Women of Excellence Awards Luncheon planned for Oct. 18 or to reserve a ticket, stop at the YWCA Piqua at 418 N. Wayne St. or call 773-6626. Seating for the event is limited.

help this local Piqua girl who never asked for this. It’s just so sad.” A car wash and a quarter auction are planned for this month. The car wash will be held from 1-4 p.m. Sunday at O’Reilly Auto Parts, 631 W. Water St., Piqua. All proceeds will go to help the Nelson family with medical and travel expenses. Meanwhile, the Prayers for Mickayla Quarter Auction is scheduled at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 30, at the Covington Eagles, 715 E. Broadway Ave., Coving-

ton. Gunter said so far area businesses and the community has been very supportive of the cause. “Our main concern is the expense of traveling from home and back and forth to Columbus,” Gunter said. “It’s just a sad situation. It is a family who doesn’t have much, but everybody has been really supportive.” Gunter described Mickayla as a “very cheerful, very nice and outgoing girl” and said she only just recently began receiving her treatments at the

medical facility this week. “She is taking it all in stride,” Gunter said. “She knows what it is and what she has to do to get better. She has a great attitude about it.” Local businesses who would like to make a donation for the quarter auction are encouraged to participate by contacting Jamie Buchanan at (937) 778-1192 or through the Facebook page titled, “Prayers for Mickayla Quarter Auction,” which also is where more information on the events can be found.

tion has enabled us to provide quality education and programming on cancer to our community.” The program is sponsored by the UVMC Foun-

dation and the UVMC Cancer Care Center. It is made possible by a grant from the McGraw Family Fund of The Troy Foundation and a grant from the

UVMC Foundation. To reserve a seat, call the UVMC Foundation Office at 440-7541. There is a limit of four tickets per registration.

Ill child Continued from page 1 Nelson has been receiving treatment for her illness at the James Cancer Hospital at The Ohio State University in Columbus and the fundraisers are being held in order to support her family with both medical and travel expenses, said Stephanie Gunter, a Piqua attorney assisting with both events. “This is an innocent 9year-old girl who unfortunately has come down with a cancer that only affects 2 percent of children in the United States,” she said. “We would like to

Author Continued from page 1 Care Center director. “Over the years the generosity and commitment of the McGraw Family Fund and the UVMC Founda-

Three Piquads injured in rollover crash TROY — Two people came to the aid of two children temporarily trapped in a single vehicle accident Thursday on Interstate 75 near exit 78 near County Road 25-A. According to Ohio State Highway Patrolman Scott

Aker, both children and their mother, Catherine Flinn, of Piqua, sustained minor scrapes and bruises from the accident, which occurred at 4:54 p.m. Aker said the vehicle malfunctioned, which caused the accident as Flinn traveled north-

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PIQUA — Roberta L. Whitehead, 50, of Piqua, died at 3 : 2 8 p . m . Wednesd a y , Sept. 5, 2012, at Wa y n e Hospital f o Greenville. WHITEHEAD S h e was born June 9, 1962, in Greenville to the late Woodrow and Peggy (Richards) McCoy. Survivors include her fiance Richard Nemes of Piqua; a son and daughterin-law Christopher and Ashleigh Whitehead of Piqua; a newborn grandson, Christopher Whitehead Jr.; a sister and brother-in-law, Mary and Lynn Ullery of Greenville; and two brothers,

Woodrow L. “Woody” McCoy and Randy J. McCoy, both of Greenville. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Danielle Whitehead, and a sister, Julie Ell. Roberta retired as a nurse’s aide for Gades Nursing Home of Greenville following many years of caring for people. She was a member of Ginghamsburg United Methodist Church and enjoyed crafts and bingo. A service to honor her life will begin at 1 p.m. Monday at the Jamieson & Yannucci Funeral Home with Lay Pastor Vigil Gallagher and the Rev. Willard Cole co-officiating. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Condolences to the family also may be expressed through

Marilyn J. King PIQUA — Marilyn J. King, 78, of Piqua, went to be with t h e Lord at 12:25 p . m . Friday, Sept. 7, 2012, n i Heartland of Piqua. KING She was born Aug. 19, 1934, in Piqua, the daughter of the late Robert and Theda (Jennings) DeWeese. She married John P. King on June 25, 1983, and he preceded her in death Dec. 15, 2008. Marilyn is survived by four daughters, Mrs. Roger (Theda “T.J.”) Zambile of Huber Heights, Nanette Brennaman of Kettering. Donetta Clay of and Mrs. Trotwood Michael (Maretta) Rose of Dayton; eight grandchildren; five great grandchildren; two stepsons, Doug King of Stanford Mo., and Anthony “Tony” King of Kansas City, Kan.; and brother, Joe (Mary Ann) DeWeese of Sidney.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a brother, Royal DeWeese; and two infant brothers. Marilyn was a member of the Piqua Church of the Nazarene, the AMVETS and American Legion auxiliaries in Piqua. She graduated from JohnsonSt. Paris High School, St. Paris, in 1952. Funeral services will be held at 12 p.m. Monday in the Piqua Church of the Nazarene, with Pastor Lincoln Robinson presiding. Burial will follow in the National VA Cemetery in Dayton. Visitation for family and friends will be held two hours prior to the funeral service in the church on Monday starting at 10 a.m. Memorial contributions may be made to Heartland Hospice, 3131 S. Dixie Drive, Ste. 221, Dayton, OH 45439. Envelopes will be available in the church. Condolences to the family may be sent to FuSuber-Shively neral Home, 201 W. Main St., Fletcher, is serving the family.

Death notices Victoria M. Bryan, 97, of Carson City, Nev., formerly of Sidney, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2012, at the Ormsby Rehab Center in Carson City. A graveside service for family and friends will be held Friday, Sept. 21, at Shelby Memory Gardens with the Rev. Fr. Steve Shoup officiating. Cromes Funeral Home, Sidney, is handling CARSON CITY, Nev. — arrangements.

WAPAKONETA — Annabelle Lucille Tangeman, 98, Wapakoneta, died Friday, Sept. 7, 2012. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, at the Buckland United Church of Christ, Buckland. SalmMcGill and Tangeman Funeral Home in Sidney is handling the funeral arrangements.

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Morning grief sessions offered TROY — The Generation of Life, a community bereavement resource center and a service of Hospice of Miami County is offering six weekly morning sessions for adults who are grieving the death of a loved one. This support series is open to any adult in the community who has experienced the death of a loved one. There is no registration fee, however, participants are encouraged to register and to attend all six sessions. Monday morning sessions run

from 10 a.m. to noon Oct. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 and Nov. 5 at the Hospice Generations of Life Bereavement Center, 550 Summit Ave. Participants are invited to a lunch outing following each session. The presented is Susan Adkins, Certified Bereavement Specialist, has been employed with Hospice of Miami County since 1995 and possess a wealth of experience in facilitating groups. Grieving can be very difficult, the

goal of this six week series is to provide participants a safe and welcoming environment where they can gain greater understanding about the grief process and have an opportunity to share their feelings and experiences. Registration is due by Sept. 27. For more information visit the Hospice of Miami County office at 550 Summit Ave., Troy, or by calling (937) 573-2100 or visit

Cool weekend in forecast The rain that moved through the area Friday will move out early today. Behind the front, a taste of fall will be in the air for the weekend. The highs will be in the low 70s this weekend. A gradual warming trend is expected next week. High: 70 Low: 62.


‘Remembering Rockwell’ luncheon at YWCA PIQUA — Ceci Wiselogel, lecturer and historian from the Dayton area, will be featured at the 11 a.m. Sept. 12 YWCA Monthly Luncheon Series. Wiselogel will explore the life and works of one of America’s greatest illustrators in the Legend Lore Speaker Series program, “Remembering Rockwell.” Wiselogel will present an affectionate retrospective of Norman Rockwell’s art, emphasizing his lighthearted wit, passion for detail and nostalgic portrayals of everyday life in America. “From his first Saturday Evening Post cover in

1916 to the homespun images that still grace calendars and art prints today, his works have a special place in our hearts,” Wiselogel said . “They are portraits of our culture and nation throughout the decades.” Wiselogel’s extensive display of Rockwell memorabilia includes many of the original Post covers through the years, art plates replicating his work, and 14-inch dolls and figures of his most famous characters from those covers. “Her lecture, which features numerous large prints, will be like a visit

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to a Rockwell museum, with Ceci as your special guide,” said Leesa Baker, YWCA Executive Director. “Those in attendance will love this fascinating and humorous program that will give them an even deeper appreciation of a great legend in American art.” “Piqua Manor Nursing Home is sponsoring this program for the YWCA Monthly Luncheon Series,” Baker said. “We are very grateful for their generosity in providing this program for the YWCA Luncheon Series and know that those attending will come away with a

deeper knowledge and understanding of Norman Rockwell.” The program is free and open to the public. A noon luncheon ($5.50 per person) follows. Reservations should be made by Monday, Sept. 10. For more information or to make a reservation, stop by the YWCA Piqua at 418 N. Wayne St., call 773-6626 or e-mail The YWCA is handicap accessible. A UVMC nurse is available for free blood pressure and glucose screenings from 10-11 a.m. before the program.

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Edison brings leadership speaker to campus for free presentation PIQUA — Edison Community College will host “Your ‘X’ Factor: Energy Is Everything,” an hour-long, intensive presentation designed to help businesses and individuals learn about the opportunities for upcoming leadership training sessions that will be held on campus throughout this year and next. Presented by nationally renowned speaker Brandon W. Johnson, the presentation will focus on how the training sessions, known as “Leadership from the Heart,” deliver an inspirational message about the impact that positive energy can have in professional and personal relationships and how it can help to break the cycle of bad habits that can prevent success and growth. In the past year, nearly 70 employees from Edison Community College have attended the full two-day “Leadership from the Heart” session at the Piqua Campus and have come away with valuable interpersonal skills and a

new way of looking at the challenges of work, family and life. “Your ‘X’ Factor: Energy Is Everything” will be held from 5-6 p.m. Monday, Sept. 17, in the Robinson Theater located in the North Hall entrance of the Piqua Campus. This presentation is available to the public for free through Edison, however space is limited and reservations are required. To secure a spot, contact Heather Lanham at For more information on Brandon W. Johnson and the session, go online to m. From concerts and movies to championship athletics and nationally recognized speakers, Edison Community College works diligently to bring entertaining and enlightening events to campus. For more information on what’s coming to campus, visit


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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.

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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.

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!

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. 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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Doesn’t local Medal of Honor recipient deserve more? “For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of (his) life above and beyond the call of duty.” Those words describe the actions taken by those who are recipients of the Medal of Honor, the highest award for bravery and service that our country can bestow upon a deserving warrior. When one thinks of a hero, he or she needs to look no farther than the 3,458 men, and one woman, who have earned our nation’s highest award for bravery — above and beyond the call of duty. We are blessed to be the hometown of one of those truly heroic individuals. Staff Sgt. William H. Pitsenbarger, a 1962 graduate of Piqua High School, grew up in Piqua. After joining the Air Force, Staff Sgt. Pitsenbarger volunteered for service as a para-rescue specialist. For those unfamiliar, a pararescueman knowingly and willingly enters a combat situation where other soldiers have already been wounded, then knowingly and willingly enters the combat zone, putting his own life in danger in order to save others. During the Vietnam war, Staff Sgt. Pitsenbarger and fellow para-rescue men, entered situations where American troops were under enemy fire, by being lowered into the chaos and danger from a helicopter hovering above the action. Such was the case in April of 1966, when Staff MIKE ULLERY Sgt. Pitsenbarger came to the aid of fallen solChief Photographer diers engaged in a firefight near Saigon. After giving aide to the wounded, Staff Sgt. Pitsenbarger refused the opportunity to leave the battlefield and chose to stay to offer assistance to additional wounded. The Piqua native was killed while offering that aide. His body was found after the battle, a rifle in one hand and a medical kit in the other. Staff Sgt. Pitsenbarger was originally awarded the Air Force Cross, the nation’s second highest award for valor in combat. In December 2000, the Medal of Honor was bestowed upon the fallen hero. What is puzzling to me, and some others in our city, is the lack of acknowledgement or at least accurate acknowledgement. Yes, we have a park named after him. The plaque in the park fails to recognize the highest tribute our country can give. Only the Ohio Historical Marker at the Veteran’s Memorial acknowledges that Pitsenbarger was awarded the Medal of Honor. Is this the best that we can do for him? A total of 249 Medals of Honor were awarded during the entire span of the war in Vietnam. There have been only 253 Medals of Honor bestowed on Ohio servicemen in the 151-year history of the Medal, only 10 of those during the Vietnam War. Why then, has one of our service groups or the city, not picked up the guidon and seen to it that one of Piqua’s — and our nation’s — greatest heroes is recognized and honored properly by the latest and most accurate information? How large of a sacrifice would it be to see that one of Piqua’s own is duly recognized? What of the sacrifice paid by William Pitsenbarger … and his family? Someone is bound to say that cost is a factor. What of the cost paid by Staff Sgt. Pitsenbarger? “Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.” (John 15:13) I’m not one to quote Bible verses, but I can think of nothing more appropriate — or deserving. Don’t we owe this to a man who gave everything for us?

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worst part was I couldn’t wish Hallmark made remember my neighbor’s a card that read, name. I was 87 percent “Dear neighbor, my sure her name was deepest condolences and Melissa. However when sincerest apologies for you plan on apologizing my tree falling and to someone all proper nearly taking out your like I find it’s important house — again.” No such to address them by their card exists, sadly. correct name, and not They do make cards WILL E SANDERS Marissa, Larissa or that express, “Dear little Staff Writer Clarissa. brother, I’m terribly I don’t converse well sorry for breaking your with my neighbor. I have arm. It was an accident, honest it was.” I know that because I’ve only had one conversation with her beneeded to buy a card like that before. fore, which transpired the first time one Even ones with the sentiment of, “Dear of my rogue trees nearly squashed her mother, I overfed all the fish in your ex- home. According to my insurance company, pensive aquarium and now the toilet is clogged.” But they don’t manufacture which ironically is located directly behind cards regarding situations involving my house, I didn’t need to file a claim. large trees nearly falling on small home- This particular instance is something insteads, much less one that apologizes for surance companies conveniently consider an act of God, and as such she would need when it happens a second time. I would kindly recommend that if card to file a claim instead of me. Thank God for acts of God I guess. makers are interested in the idea — I can By the time Melissa finally got home I attest there is a market for such cards — I would be willing to hand over the rights. ran outside like a lunatic to perform some On the front it could read, “If a tree falls much-needed damage control. Marissa from my yard into your yard and nobody stared at me like my eyeballs rolled out is around to hear it, does it make a of my head and my body comically started chasing after them. sound?” Imagine how horrifying that must Then on the inside, “Unfortunately it does, neighbor, and it’s the sound of your have been for Larissa. She finally gets home from a romantic weekend with her insurance deductible slowly rising.” But as I implied, this isn’t the first boyfriend (no clue what his name is) only time a tree in my yard decided to uproot to find another tree of mine rotting in her itself and commit horticultural suicide, yard. To make matters substantially worse, nor is it the first time a tree nearly toppled through my neighbor’s abode. The her crazy-eyed neighbor with a Charlie first time occurred during the March pri- Manson smile is incoherently babbling mary election in 2008, which is a tad fore- nonsense and using a plethora of fancy insurance words like abutting property, boding if you ask me. Back then one of my large maple trees acts of God, liability and deductible. Melissa, which turns out to be her acbuckled under the pressure of freezing rain and missed my neighbor’s house by tual name, had every reason to think I only a few feet. Instead, the rotund trunk was just attempting to con her like a fastand large limbs crashed onto my neigh- talking swindler, which is usually the bor’s driveway, but thankfully she wasn’t case with most people. But I stressed the home at the time so her automobile was importance that it was an act of God, and spared though my dignity wasn’t as for- not an act of Will. Hoping to lighten the mood after a long tunate. The only bad part was when Mother period of awkward silence I decided to Nature yelled “Timber!” a few of the end our second conversation of all time by limbs snagged my neighbor’s power lines saying, “Well, I’m going to make like a and yanked her power supply plum out of tree and leave.” her house. I kid you not, this was exactly To contact Will E Sanders email him at what happened the second time around, too, when another one of my trees fell into To learn more Mike Ullery is the Chief Photographer of the Piqua her yard last month. about Will E Sanders, to read past Daily Call. The opinions expressed are those of the writer The only silver lining to the storm columns or to read features by other Creand do not necessarily reflect those of the Piqua Daily Call. clouds that caused this mess was the tree ators Syndicate writers and cartoonists, spared my neighbor’s house and even her visit the Creators Syndicate website at COPYRIGHT 2012 small patch of tomato plants. As terrible as all of this seems, the CREATORS.COM


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Where to Write Public officials can be contacted through the following addresses and telephone numbers: ■ Lucy Fess, mayor, 5th Ward Commissioner,, 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 Cultice, 201 W. Main St., Troy, OH 45373 440-5910; ■ 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: On the very night of the Obama inauguration there was a secretive meeting taking place among GOP leadership at which they pledged to oppose any legislation proposed by the newly elected president including bills that originally had been introduced by Republicans themselves. They vowed to blame President Obama for anything and everything that their obstructionism might achieve in the way of failure to accomplish the goals and policies for which he was elected. So much for hope and change for transcendant bipartisan politics. While the president was promising to go to work on behalf of the American people, the GOP was taking their own loyalty oath swearing an ideological allegiance for the advancement of power to the Republican party through this policy goal of obstruction. Among this dinner meeting group was GOP House leader and now vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan. Also present was organizer Frank Luntz, pollster and political wordsmith, and Newt Gingrich, who is largely responsible for the toxic incivility that has plagued Washington politics for the last two decades. It was Gingrich who coerced Republicans into using words like sick, pathetic, lie, destructive, self-serving, welfare, bizarre, decay, traitors, radical, destroy, corrupt, steal and shame to describe Democrats. These members of Congress and GOP leaders were documented dinner attendees by Robert Draper, the author of “Do Not Ask What Good We Do: Inside the U.S. House of Representatives.” Not present at this infamous inauguration night dinner but unparalleled in his position of sticking to the obstructionist script was the Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), who stated “the single most important thing we want to achieve is for President Obama to be a one term president.” McConnell and the Republicans effectively bottled up and stymied Senate Democrats and President Obama from passing their legislative agenda through an unprecedented and historic use of the filibuster. House leadership under the control of John Boehner, our own congressional representative and Speaker of the House, has demonstrated both an inability to control his “knuckle-draggers” and unwillingness to compromise with Democrats and the president. His “60 Minutes” interview rejecting compromise was a crying shame for those of his constituents who see his later obstructionist actions as squandering the American Dream. Mr. Speaker, I would like to see you model the kind of Republican bipartisan leadership the citizens of this region saw from Congressman William Moore McCulloch. —Larry Hamilton Piqua









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Anonymous love Edison holds auditions for fall play note to boy backfires on tearful teenager Tippecanoe band to perform at pavilion PIQUA — The Tippecanoe Community Band will perform a concert at the Hance Pavilion this Sunday at 3:30 p.m. Selections will include Big Band music from the 1940s and 1950s, selections from Mary Poppins, the Momma’s and Poppa’s in ABIGAIL VAN BUREN the 1960s, plus marches and patriAdvice otic arrangements. The band is under the direction of need to wear wedding bands or something. Did Gail Ahmed, adjunct instructor at Edison Community College and forwe do the wrong thing? — NEWLYWED IN mer high school band director and TACOMA, WASH.

DEAR ABBY: I work 40-plus hours a week and have a 3-year-old and two dogs. My good friend “Kate� has a 6-year-old, 2year-old twins and a dog. Her house is dirty. The bathroom is dusty and stained, and in the kitchen, dishes are piled in the sink. Would it be rude to offer her a few hours to clean up some key rooms? If not, how would I go about offering without being too blunt? — HAVE MOP, WILL TRAVEL

DEAR WONDERING: Much depends upon what you did that destroyed the person’s trust. If it wasn’t too egregious, a sincere apology is the way to begin. And if it is accepted, walking the straight and narrow in the future would be helpful.

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NEW YORK (AP) — A former publisher of the Harry Potter books is heading to the house of Dr. Seuss. Barbara Marcus, who helped oversee the first six Potter stories at Scholastic Inc., has been named president and publisher of Random House Children's Books. The publisher announced Wednesday that she is immediately succeeding longtime Random House executive Chip Gibson. In a letter sent to Random House employ-

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City Park. The band will be performing a repeat December Christmas concert at the Schuster Center in Dayton. The Tippecanoe Community Band is an all-volunteer organization that enjoys playing and sharing their love of music. The band rehearses once a week throughout the year with a vacation during the month of October and the months of January through March.


DEAR NEWLYWED: When it comes to wedding bands — and what they symbolize — there is no “wrong� thing. You and your husband got the tattoos because you wanted something that would last forever, like your union. The most important thing isn’t what your friends think; it’s how the two of you FEEL. If you want to wear wedding bands, then buy a couple. But don’t do it because someone else thinks you should.

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DEAR H. AND L.: Dry your tears and take advantage of this learning experience. We have all had them. If you are smart — and I think you are — you will not reveal that it was you who put the picture on the locker. The boy is already involved with someone and his girlfriend will regard you as an enemy. If and when they break up — as so many teen romances do — you can decide THEN whether to express your feelings. But if you do, please do it in person and not anonymously.

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DEAR ABBY: I really need some advice or I’m going to cry my eyes out. I’m a 14-year-old girl and I really like this guy at school. I’m shy, so instead of telling him, I drew a picture of him, wrote on the back that I like him and taped it to his locker so he could see it. I didn’t sign it. He thought it was weird and doesn’t know it’s me. He already has a girlfriend and she hates what I did. She says she thinks whoever did it is a stalker. I feel really stupid. I don’t know what to do now. I wasn’t trying to be creepy. I just wanted him to know how much I love him. Should I tell him it was me? I’m so confused. Please help. — HOPELESS AND LOVELESS

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This artists rendering provided by NASA shows the Voyager spacecraft. Thirty-five years after leaving Earth, Voyager 1 is reaching for the stars. Sooner or later, the workhorse spacecraft will bid adieu to the solar system and enter a new realm of space — the first time a manmade object will have escaped to the other side.

PASADENA, Calif. — Thirtyfive years after leaving Earth, Voyager 1 is reaching for the stars. Sooner or later, the workhorse spacecraft will bid adieu to the solar system and enter a new realm of space — the first time a manmade object will have escaped to the other side. Perhaps no one on Earth will relish the moment more than 76year-old Ed Stone, who has toiled on the project from the start. “We’re anxious to get outside and find what’s out there,” he said. When NASA’s Voyager 1 and Voyager 2 first rocketed out of Earth’s grip in 1977, no one knew how long they would live. Now, frontier in the Milky Way — the sun. Twin Voyager 2, which celethey are the longest-operating space between stars. Once it brated its launch anniversary two spacecraft in history and the most plows through, scientists expect a weeks ago, trails behind at 9 bilCelebrate with Piqua Daily Call distant, at billions of miles from calmer environment by compari- lion miles from the sun. Earth but in different directions. son. They’re still ticking despite Engagement, wedding, birth, anniversary and military Wednesday marks the 35th anWhen that would happen is being relics of the early Space announcements are published Saturdays can be e-mailed to niversary of Voyager 1’s launch to anyone’s guess. Voyager 1 is in Age. Each only has 68 kilobytes of Jupiter and Saturn. It is now flit- uncharted celestial territory. One or dropped off or mailed to the Piqua memory. To put that in computer around the fringes of the ting thing is clear: The boundary that Daily Call at 310 Spring St. solar system, which is enveloped separates the solar system and perspective, the smallest iPod — in a giant plasma bubble. This hot interstellar space is near, but it an 8-gigabyte iPod Nano — is and turbulent area is created by could take days, months or years 100,000 times more powerful. Each also has an eight-track tape a stream of charged particles to cross that milestone. Today’s spacefrom the sun. Voyager 1 is currently more recorder. craft use digital memory. BY SARA ARTHURS and storing the originals in an Outside the bubble is a new than 11 billion miles from the archival safe. Diaries should be Associated Press handled with gloves so the oil from Letters,diaries,photographs and fingers doesn’t get on the paper. Class of 1947 celebrates 65th anniversary other personal papers can have imOften,someone may inherit a lot mense sentimental value, but it’s of personal papers when a family important to know how to organize member dies. them so you can find what you “Don’t throw them away,” Crawneed. fis said. Beyond sentimental value,these He said even if you’re not interitems are also important for re- ested in the papers, another family search purposes. member might be. And if not, liJustin Crawfis, genealogy asso- braries and museums are often inciate at the Findlay-Hancock terested in these documents. County Public Library,said genealMark Donaldson, accessionist at ogists may make use of not only let- the Hancock Historical Museum, ters and photographs but items like agreed, saying the historical muschool yearbooks or company seum welcomes donations of pernewsletters. He said it’s important sonal papers. for each person to find a system He, too, said it’s vital to label. that works for them when doing “We get thousands of items dotheir research. To preserve docu- nated to us, like photographs, parments, it’s best to use archival-safe ticularly, that do not have the sleeves which will keep them from names or anything about the subdeteriorating. And it’s a good idea ject,” he said. to scan items to make a digital copy, Do your labeling with pencil, not PROVIDED PHOTO as well as another physical copy ink which could bleed through, and The Piqua Central Class of 1947 recently celebrated their 65th graduation anniverthat can be kept off-site in case of write the date if you know it, he sary with 19 classmates in attendance. Lunch was served at Heck Yeah! on Saturfire or flood. said. If you have a torn photo, get day, Aug. 25.Two classmates traveled from out-of-state to attend and included Tom Crawfis works with beginning the archival-quality tape to tape Upton from Portland, Ore. and James Kaiser from Chapel Hill, N.C. The graduating researchers as well as those expe- the pieces together so the tape does class had 122 members with 29 veterans receiving their diplomas. Pictured above, rienced in genealogy and said ide- not affect the ink or chemicals in Row 1, Dick Wilcox, Charles Edge, Doris Gertner Feree, Colleen Clemens McMurray, ally, it’s best to start a system of the photograph. Lois Cron Slocomb, and Mary Catherine Shields Grimes. Row 2, Bob Vosler, Wilma organizing early on.This should inThe historical museum has letYingst Voorhis, Phyllis Byrd Jenny, Pauline Ford Templeton, Wilma Wheeler McKinclude a research log listing infor- ters from Findlay residents dating ley, Lois Miles Erbes, Tom Upton, and Al Erbes. Row 3, Jack Jones, James Kaiser, mation such as when you visited a back to the Revolutionary War, as Ken Ringlespaugh, Al Mader and Don Smith. particular library or archive and well as information from area clubs what sources you looked at,he said. such as Rotary and Kiwanis, DonFor photographs, there’s an im- aldson said. portant piece of advice to keep in He said the museum is always mind: “Label them, label them, looking for donations although label them,” Crawfis said. there are a few exceptions. For exMADISON, Wis. (AP) — Fall ors out. forests had normal precipitation. Often, he runs across photo- ample, nude photographs of chil- colors are starting to show in The Mercer area in northern The intensity of the fall color graphs that are not labeled and dren are not accepted because they Wisconsin a little ahead of Wisconsin is already at 30 per- season is dependent on the there may be no one living who could be considered pornography. schedule. cent peak and Medford and weather in September and Octoknows who the people are in the The museum is looking for recent Trent Marty, who directs the Hayward areas — just a little ber. photos. history as well as long-ago history. The state estimates fall colors Letter writing is a “lost art” but For example, it accepts pictures of Department of Natural Re- south — are at 20 percent peak. sources Bureau of Forest ProMarty says even though there contribute $5.5 billion to the used to be common, and many ge- the 2007 flood. Other papers actection, says the warm summer were heat and drought conditions Wisconsin economy through nealogists have old letters as part cepted include yearbooks, written of their research, Crawfis said. He family histories and legal docu- days recently along with the in southern Wisconsin, the forests travel-related and equipment cooler nights help bring the col- are in good shape. The northern expenditures. recommends scanning the letters ments such as deeds of land.

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Real estate transfers PIQUA Fannie Mae a.k.a. Federal National Mortgage Association, Lerner, Sampson, & Rothfuss, attorney in fact, to Matthew Hall, a part lot, $10,500. Aldi Inc. to BWR Piqua LLC, a part lot, $475,000. Craig D’Epifanio, Stephanie D’Epifanio Fogt,Elizabeth Fogt Rogers, James Fogt to Michael Lange, Barbara Manfredi, one lot, $90,000. Carol Killian to Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation, a part lot, $48,000. Rose Kindell, Thomas Kindell to Federal National Mortgage Association, one lot, $44,000. Citimortgage Inc., First American Asset Closing Services, National Default REO Services LLC to Christopher Mescher, Jane Mescher, two lots, $22,000. Joanna Garrett to Tracey Sayre Vondenhuevel, one lot, $105,000. Margaret Lester to Nellie Shelby, one lot, $0. John Myers, Robin Myers to Crystal Clark, Michael Clark, one lot, $82,900.

Fannie Mae a.k.a. Federal National Mortgage, Lerner, Sampson & Rothfuss, attorney in fact, to Jessica Hole, two part lots, $61,500. Wendy Hastings a.k.a. Wendy Wion to Wendy Hastings, Don Reed, Donald Reed, a part lot, $0.

TROY Wanda Lee to Candis Swartz, Jeffrey Swartz, one lot, $125,000. Charles Rose to PNC Bank N.A., one lot, $63,400. Paul Boston to BAC Home Loans Servicing LP, Bank of America, N.A., successor, Countrywide Home Loan servicing, one lot, $50,000. Rebecca Griswold, Spencer Griswold to BAC Home Loans Servicing LP, Bank of America, N.A., successor, Countrywide Home Loans Servicing, one lot, $59,000. Bank of America N.A., Bank of New York, trustee, Bank of New York Mellon, Cwabs Inc. to Lenny Freeland, Robert L. Freeland Jr., one lot, one part lot, $100,000. Joshua Bowman, Michele Bowman to

Blythe, Amanda Matthew Blythe, one lot, $190,000. Summerfield Land Company to Stonebridge Meadows LLC, two lots, $0. Bradley Blackmore, Shawne Nicole Blackmore to Jamie Szabo, one lot, $94,300. Heath Murray, Lee Ann Murray to Maize & Blue Properties LLC, one lot, $0.

Delma Swearingen, James Swearingen to Anthony Fraley, Deonna Fraley, 3.464 acres, $175,000. Reba Plaster, Ronald Plaster to Jason Pontious, Laura Pontious, one lot, $195,000.



Anna Bradley, Rex G. Bradley, attorney in fact to Anna R. Bradley Irrevocable Trust Agreement, Rex G. Bradley, trustee, one lot, $0. Joshua Rowe, Lydia Rowe to Larry McClinton, a part lot, $134,000. Andrejcio, Adam Megan Andrejcio to Bank of America N.A., one lot, $86,000. Debra Decker to Fahy Trust, Cheryl Cheryl Fahy, trustee, one lot, $249,000. Amy Harris, Daniel Harris to Sonya Lyons, one lot, one part lot, $184,900. Fannie Mae a.k.a. Federal National Mortgage, Lerner, Sampson & Roth-

Daniel Darner, Zora Darner to PNC Bank N.A., one lot, $53,400. Arthur Disbrow, Joanne Disbrow to Beth Addis, Brian Addis, one lot, $50,000. Deborah Walker, Jacob Walker to Jantzen Hinton, Julia Hinton, one lot, $178,500. James Holcomb, Sonja Holcomb, Theodore Holcomb, Elizabeth Kerr, John Kerr to Eric Fullerton, Wendy Fullerton, 1.254 acres, $111,900. Joseph Siegel, Kathleen Siegel to Amanda Harris Huffgarden, one lot, $159,500.

fuss, attorney in fact, to Andrew Sommer, Faye Sommer, $264,300.


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Cruea to Darwin Cruea, Patricia Cruea, 10.299 acres, $0. Donald Hiegel, Patricia Hiegel to Donald Hiegel, Patricia Hiegel, $0.

to A. Sue Flory, Loren Flory, 19.026 acres, $194,000. Estate of John Smith to Betty Smith, $0.



Donald Watson to Mary Watson, a part tract, 29.4835 acres, $0. Michael Melvin, Michele Melvin to Securitization Servicing Agreement, Structured Asset Investment Loan, U.S. Bank, N.A., trustee, one lot, $100,000.

Mary Watson to Donald Watson, a part tract, 22.546 acres, $0. Jeffrey Eads to Ownit Mortgage Loan Asset Back, Ownit Mortgage Loan Trust, U.S. Bank, N.A., trustee, 1.918 acres, 5.832 acres, $98,000. Drew Shock, Jacquelyn to Diana Featherstone, Raymond Featherstone, a part tract 8.238 acres, $515,000. Bradley Sowry, Lisa Sowry to Betty Borchers, one lot, $161,000.

STAUNTON TWP. Jean Thomas, Paul Thomas to Mindy Penn, Wayne Penn II, one lot, $174,000. Sherilynn Walker to Gregory Baker, Linda Baker, 0.934 acres, $116,500.



Deborah, Doyle Penny, Terry Penny to Beth McMillion, Raymond McMillion, 1.00 acre, 77.077 acres, $435,000.

Imogene Shawler to Rosalie, Schubert, one lot, $55,000. Tante Carey, Stanton Strohmenger, Tante Strohmenger to Staton Strohmenger, Tante Strohmenger, 1.080 acres, $0.

NEWTON TWP. Larry Lee King, Ruth King to Velma King, 19.026 acres, $0. Rhonda King, attorney in fact, Velma King



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noodles or chef salad, mashed potatoes, corn, orange halves, applesauce, wheat dinner roll and milk. Tuesday — Soft taco or yummy yogurt, fruit salad, black bean corn salsa, wax beans, peaches, graham cracker, cookies and milk. Wednesday — Macaroni and cheese or chef salad, broccoli, carrot sticks with dip, pears, pineapple tidbits and milk. Thursday — Hamburger/cheeseburger or yummy yogurt, fruit salad, french fries, tomato, lettuce, pickle, applesauce, apples and milk. Friday — Turkey sandwich or chef salad, sweet potatoes, french fries, green beans, banana, fruit juice, assorted Jello cup and milk.


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Marriages Scott Russel Belcher, 26, of 4220 State Route #7, Tipp City to Felicia Kay Woods, 25, of same address. Bradley Allen Harris, 28, of 2478 S. County Road 25-A, Troy to Kelci Marie Corrigan, 25, of same address. Eric Michael Bates, 23, of 922 Young St., Piqua to Jessica Lynn Hole, 22, of same address. Dustin Forrest Blythe, 29, of 311 Public Square Apt. 301, Troy to Ashley Nicole Diltz, 22, of 5510 Short Road, Houston. Jared Micah Howansky, 22, of 2555 Allegro Lane,

Loveland to Brittany Heather Baker, 25, of 7345 W. State Route 571, West Milton. Stanley Keith Adkins, 60, of 635 Carline Drive, Tipp City to Andrea Lee Share, 48, of same address. Joshua Matthew Morton, 24, of 814 West North Street, Piqua to Laura Shae Brown, 26, of of same address. Damon Vincent Breeden, 28, of 1700 Swailes Road, Troy to Leah Christine Berger, 22, of same address. Robert Samuel Chaney, 23, of 58 Woods Drive,

West Milton to Sarah Lindsay Pierstorff, 23, of same address. Chad Thomas Palsgrove, 34, of 536 Meadow Lane, Troy to Amy Marie Hall, 34, of same address. Craig William Lichtenberg, 33, of 620 Second St., Piqua to Sara Anne Pond, 28, of 1275 Neal Rd., Urbana. Jason Lee Entingh, 39, of 301 Forest Ave., West Milton to Sara Anne Greenwald, 40, of same address. Dustin Charles Ward, 30, of 226 E. Main St., Piqua to Heather Louise Smitley, 29, of same ad-

dress. Steven Anthony Applegate, 21, of 420 N. Miami Ave., Bradford to Katherine Louise Bowling, 24, of 6254 Saxony Road, Miamisburg. Brian Lee Lacey, 45, of 230 S. Crawford St., Troy to Stephanie Ann StubbsLittle, 43, of same address. Brent Eugene Black, 46, of 331 Blaine Ave., Piqua to Michele Fay Beeman, 52, of same address. Russell Ballard Sparks, 33, of 117 Williams St., Troy to Crystal Dawn Hammel, 42, of same address.

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Flooded Lake St. Marys landowners seek payments COLUMBUS (AP) —A group of landowners near Ohio’s largest inland lake asked the state Supreme Court on Thursday to order officials to compensate them for losses from flooding. The court ruled in December that the state Natural Resources Department was required to compensate 87 landowners near Grand Lake St. Marys. Since then, lawyers for the landowners allege, the state has been dragging its feet. But a spokeswoman for the state said Thursday the owners’ court filing is without merit. The state “counts on end-

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Local sign maker wins ‘gold’ Quinter’s work recognized by the United States Sign Council PIQUA — The craftsmanship and creativity of a local sign maker has won him the ‘gold medal’ of the sign industry. Brian Quinter of Quint Creative Signs was recently notified that he won first place in a design/sign competition from the United State Sign Council. The sign that won Quinter the award is the new Purk Automotive sign on Garnsey Street in Piqua and his recognition came in the category of Freestanding Sign — external illumination or non-illuminated category.


This is the first time Quinter’s work has been recognized and Quinter will travel to the United States Sign Council annual meeting in Atlantic City in November to receive the award. The United States Sign Council is largest trade group for those in the sign profession and the Sign World International meeting in Atlantic City is the largest meeting of sign professionals in the country. A picture of the award winning sign will be on display at the Sign World International show and will

also be featured in the 2013 USSC calendar, which is distributed to all the members of the trade group. The Purk Automotive sign was judged by a panel of impartial sign professionals on a number of criteria including overall appearance, effectiveness and originality. The sign itself was installed this summer, and is an example of Quinter’s capabilities, including the ability to create three dimensional and carved signs. Quint Creative Signs is located at 107 E. High St. in downtown Piqua. See more of Quinter’s portfolio at or search for Quint Creative Signs on Facebook.

Health care system wastes $750B a year


RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR Associated Press WASHINGTON — The U.S. health care system squanders $750 billion a year — roughly 30 cents of every medical dollar — through unneeded care, byzantine paperwork, fraud and other waste, the influential Institute of Medicine said Thursday in a report that ties directly into the presidential campaign. President Barack Obama and Republican Mitt Romney are accusing each other of trying to slash Medicare and put seniors at risk. But the counter-intuitive finding from the report is that deep cuts are possible without rationing, and a leaner system may even produce better quality. “Health care in America presents a fundamental paradox,” said the report from an 18-member panel of prominent experts, including doctors, business people, and public officials. “The past 50 years have seen an explosion in biomedical knowledge, dramatic innovation in therapies and surgical procedures, and management of conditions that previously were fatal ... “Yet, American health care is falling short on basic dimensions of quality, outcomes, costs and equity,” the report concluded. If banking worked like health care, ATM transactions would take days, the report said. If home building were like health care, carpenters, electricians and plumbers would work from different blueprints and hardly talk to each other. If shopping were like health care, prices would not be posted and could vary widely within the same store, depending on who was paying. If airline travel were like health care, individual pilots would be free to design their own preflight safety checks — or not perform one at all. How much is $750 billion? The one-


year estimate of health care waste is equal to more than ten years of Medicare cuts in Obama’s health care law. It’s more than the Pentagon budget. It’s more than enough to care for the uninsured. Getting health care costs better controlled is one of the keys to reducing the deficit, the biggest domestic challenge facing the next president. The report did not lay out a policy prescription for Medicare and Medicaid but suggested there’s plenty of room for lawmakers to find a path. Both Obama and Romney agree there has to be a limit to Medicare spending, but they differ on how to get that done. Obama would rely on a powerful board to cut payments to service providers, while gradually changing how hospitals and doctors are paid to reward results instead of volume. Romney would limit the amount of money future retirees can get from the government for medical insurance, relying on the private market to find an efficient solution. Each accuses of the other of jeopardizing the wellbeing of seniors. But panel members urged a frank discussion with the public about the value Americans are getting for their health care dollars. As a model, they cited “Choosing Wisely,” a campaign launched earlier this year by nine medical societies to challenge the widespread perception that more care is better. “Rationing to me is when we are denying medical care that is helpful to patients, on the basis of costs,” said cardiologist Dr. Rita Redberg, a medical school professor at the University of California, San Francisco. “We have a lot of medical care that is not helpful to patients, and some of it is harmful. The problem is when you talk about getting rid of any type of health care, someone yells, ‘Rationing.’ “ More than 18 months in the making,

the report identified six major areas of waste: unnecessary services ($210 billion annually); inefficient delivery of care ($130 billion); excess administrative costs ($190 billion); inflated prices ($105 billion); prevention failures ($55 billion), and fraud ($75 billion). Adjusting for some overlap among the categories, the panel settled on an estimate of $750 billion. Examples of wasteful care include most repeat colonoscopies within 10 years of a first such test, early imaging for most back pain, and brain scans for patients who fainted but didn’t have seizures. The report makes ten recommendations, including payment reforms to reward quality results instead of reimbursing for each procedure, improving coordination among different kinds of service providers, leveraging technology to reinforce sound clinical decisions and educating patients to become more savvy consumers. The report’s main message for government is to accelerate payment reforms, said panel chair Dr. Mark Smith, president of the California HealthCare Foundation, a research group. For employers, it’s to move beyond cost shifts to workers and start demanding accountability from hospitals and major medical groups. For doctors, it means getting beyond the bubble of solo practice and collaborating with peers and other clinicians. “It’s a huge hill to climb, and we’re not going to get out of this overnight,” said Smith. “The good news is that the very common notion that quality will suffer if less money is spent is simply not true. That should reassure people that the conversation about controlling costs is not necessarily about reducing quality.” The Institute of Medicine, an arm of the National Academy of Sciences, is an independent organization that advises the government.


McDonald’s, known for its two all-beef patties, is opening its first vegetarianonly restaurants in India. The world’s biggest hamburger chain says the locations will serve only vegetarian food because of preferences in the region. The company could not immediately say when the restaurants would open or how many there would be. McDonald’s kitchens in India are already separated into sections for

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Marketing for business growth PIQUA — The Small Business Development Center at Edison Community College is sponsoring a marketing workshop from 6:308:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 20, Join the Edison SBDC for a free workshop which will include guidance on how to grow and expand your business in a challenging economy, find new markets for your existing products or services, get the most out of your advertising dollars and ultimately position your business for success. Marketing for Business Growth will be presented by Audrey Gutman of Behr Design Advertising & Marketing. This workshop will be held in North Hall, Room #511 at the Edison Community College Main Campus located at 1973 Edison Drive in Piqua. For further information or to register please contact the Edison SBDC at (937) 3811525.

Ohio casino-tax revenue could pay for county jail LANCASTER — Gamblers may end up paying for a new lockup in one central Ohio county. Counties around the state are beginning to receive their first payouts from casino-tax revenue. And The Columbus Dispatch is reporting that Fairfield County, southeast of Columbus, could use its share to help build a muchneeded new jail. A new jail has been dis-

cussed for about a decade in the county of about 147,000 residents, where the surge in inmates has kept the facility overcrowded. County commissioners are scheduled to discuss the casino-tax funding idea Oct. 4. The first quarterly payouts from the state began arriving early last month, leading to discussions in many counties about how to spend the money.

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Saturday, September 8, 2012

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Lehman Catholic Hall of Fame inductee Frank Neville talks with former Piqua Catholic Drum Major John Ferman and former Lehman Marching Band Member Steve Wagner about the plaque that will be added to the Almuni Hall of Fame. SIDNEY — The Lehman Lehman President Mike of Holy Angels; Frank Catholic High School Barhorst welcomed those in Neville, former faculty Alumni Association re- attendance. “As you may member at Piqua Catholic cently held its sixth annual know, we have alums living High School, Holy Angels Hall of Fame Induction Cer- in all fifty states and nearly High School, and Lehman emony to honor outstand- as many foreign countries,” High School; and Cheryl ing alumni, faculty and Barhorst said. “This year’s Stiefel-Francis, a 1982 friends of Lehman Catholic. inductees were carefully se- graduate of Lehman. The The evening’s festivities lected from among nomina- ceremony included a nomibegan with Mass celebrated tions made from our grads nating speech and a rein the school’s St. Elizabeth and friends of the school lit- sponse by the inductee. Eileen Myers and Sharon Ann Seton Chapel. The erally living around the Nerderman were present in school’s chaplain, Father world.” The four individuals hon- the school’s front office and Daniel Hess, presided and used serving the Lord and ored at this year ceremony halls for more than 30 His creation as the theme of were Eileen (Echemann) years, first as members of Myers, a 1964 graduate of the Class of 1964 and then his homily. Following cocktails and Holy Angels High School; as co-workers in the front hors d’oeuvres in the Jerry Sharon (Carey) Nerder- office at Lehman for the Delong Gymnasium, man, also a 1964 graduate past 26 years, until their retirement this past June. Brukner Center Events Nominated by Gail BranTROY — Brukner Nature dirt highway that passes dewie (2011 Hall of Fame Center fall PEEP registration through boreal forest, over the Inductee) and Sister Ginny Brooks Mountain Range, and Scherer (2009 Hall of Fame is open across 100 miles of tundra on Inductee), Myers and NerSummer Nature Art the North Slope of Alaska. derman served as secretary Gallery, featuring photog- Enjoy the breathtaking vistas, and bookkeeper, but in realraphy by Ray Mueller, at unique wildlife and get a ity they were responsible glimpse of the last great large BNC for so much more than Brukner Nature Center in- animal (caribou) migration vites you to enjoy Ray’s images across North America. This those titles evoke. “From my point of view of wildlife and local natural program is free for BNC memareas in our summer art ex- bers. Non-member admission as a staff member, Eileen and Sharon were the hub of hibit in the Heidelberg Audito- is just $2 per person. the wheel whose spokes rium. The exhibit will be open Join us for a nocturnal reached out to every area of to the public during Interpretive Center hours and will run adventure, the Autumn the school,” Brandewie said. through Sunday, Sept. 16. A Equinox, at Brukner Na- “They coordinated the work percentage of the sales of these ture Center, Saturday, of administrators, organ-

PEEP Open House at Brukner Nature Center, Sunday, Sept. 9, 1-3 p.m. Come meet Miss June, BNC’s PEEP teacher, and discover our Nature’s Classroom, the hands-on, kid-friendly, disgathering covery-centered spot for all of our preschool adventures. This classroom is designed to nurture a child’s inborn sense of curiosity, using nature play to develop critical learning skills. Come learn all about PEEP, alleviate any ‘new class’ jitters or just come to reminisce about all the fun you had as a PEEPer. Free and open to the public. Discover “Birding the Ice Truckers Highway” at Wild Journeys at Brukner Nature Center, Monday, Sept. 10, 7 p.m. Come join Drs. Dave and Jill Russell, for a birding adventure on the Dalton Highway, running from Fairbanks to Prudhoe Bay. The road is a brutal, gravel, semi-paved, frost heaved, pot-holed, and

Sept. 15, 8:30 p.m. An equinox occurs twice a year, signaling the equal hours of night and day. In the spring we are greeted by the choir of amphibians announcing the beginning of their breeding season. However, in the fall (and often for only a few short days), there is a sense of magic in the woods as these same hours re-approach — signaling these animals to sing one more time before the crisp cool temperatures set in. Join us for a nocturnal adventure in hopes that the magic of the season will appear. Come Discover Brukner Nature Center’s Vista Birdlife, Sunday, Sept. 16, 24 p.m. Did you know that you should keep your hummingbird feeders filled and clean until you see the last one through. Having a food source helps these long distance migrants and doesn’t keep them from their travels. Enjoy a homemade cookie and a hot cup of bird-friendly coffee and join members of the BNC Bird Club as you learn to identify our feathered friends. Let’s see how many individuals we can count today.

Wagner recalled how Neville would move his family to Camp Wakonda for two weeks in the summer to operate back-to-back band camps for the two schools. “The band camps helped in the transition of two rival schools combining into one,” Wagner said. “There were number of students who attended the others’ camp, thus quite a few of us went into the consolidation knowing each other, which aided in the camaraderie of the new school. Mr. Neville worked tirelessly to ensure that the transition went as smoothly as possible.” Working tirelessly is a good description for Hall of Fame inductee, Cheryl Stiefel-Francis. StiefelFrancis serves as executive director of the Miami County Foundation and has long contributed to the Piqua community through her involvement in numerous civic organizations. Nominated by her sister, Kathy Stiefel Sherman (LCHS ’81) and past Lehman High School Foundation Trustee John Brown, Stiefel-Francis is the epitome of Cavalier compassion. She serves her organization and the communities who rely on it with zeal and determination. “Lehman Catholic has benefited from Cheryl’s continued support as she served with pride on the Lehman Foundation Board. Her enthusiasm for the high school that provided her such an invaluable educa-

tion shines through time and again,” Sherman said. Stiefel-Francis promotes many community organizations ranging from the Piqua Chamber of Commerce to the Rotary Club, where she served as the first female president. “I have witnessed her pour her heart into helping organizations who need to learn the ropes of fundraising. You can just see Jesus reaching out to other people through her hands and heart,” said Scott Greve, Lehman development director. The Induction Ceremony followed dinner and was presided over by Alumni Association President Zack Bosslet. The four new inductees join 17 Hall of Fame members whose immeasurable impact on the school as graduates, teachers, coaches, administrators, and supporters has been previously recognized and applauded. “From start to finish, this year’s event was outstanding,” Bosslet said. “The inductees were all able to be present, and their comments spoke to the heart of Catholic education and the educational mission of Lehman Catholic.” Bosslet announced that the Lehman Alumni Association is currently accepting nominations for the 2013 Hall of Fame induction class. For more information or to download a nomination form, visit the Alumni section at or contact the Lehman Development Office.

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Jobs report reflects sluggish economy BY PAUL WISEMAN Associated Press WASHINGTON — American employers cut back sharply on hiring last month, crushing hopes that the job market was improving and putting more pressure on the Federal Reserve to give the sluggish economy another jolt. The Labor Department said Friday that employers added just 96,000 jobs in August, down from 141,000 in July and too few to keep up with population growth. The unemployment rate fell to 8.1 percent from 8.3 percent, but only because many people gave up looking for work, so they were no longer counted as unemployed. The latest numbers were “downright dismal,� TD Economics senior economist James Marple said in a description echoed by many others. The economy remains hobbled in the aftermath of the deepest recession since the 1930s and simply isn’t expanding fast enough to spark more hiring. Consumers, whose spending accounts for more than two-thirds of economic activity, have been whittling down debts and spending cautiously. The government reported last week that economic growth clocked a disappointing 1.7 percent annual pace in the April-June quarter. The economy is expected to grow at an annual rate of around 2 percent for the rest of the year, consistent with only 90,000 new jobs a month. The disappointing numbers are a blow to President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign. Unemployment is down from a peak of 10 percent in October 2009, but no incumbent president since Franklin D. Roosevelt has faced re-election with unemployment higher than 7.8 percent. Republican presidential challenger Mitt Romney declared that “the weak

jobs report is devastating news for American workers and American families ‌ a harsh indictment of the president’s handling of the economy.â€? Obama said August’s hiring was “not good enoughâ€? and it’s “a long tough journeyâ€? to recover from the recession that officially ended more than three years ago. Despite the bad report, stock prices rose, most likely on expectations the Fed will act next week. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 14.64 points to 13,306.64. The Standard & Poor’s 500 rose 5.80 to 1,437.92. The job market got off to a strong start this year. Employers added an average 226,000 jobs a month from January through March. But they couldn’t sustain that pace, and hiring slowed to a monthly average of 67,000 from April through June. It looked like things got back on track in July, when the government initially reported 163,000 new jobs, but the Labor Department revised that gain down by 22,000 on Friday. The August jobs report looks even uglier upon closer inspection. The unemployment rate fell largely because 368,000 Americans dropped out of the labor force. The government counts people without jobs as “unemployedâ€? only if they are actively looking for work. The percentage of adult Americans either working or seeking work fell from 63.7 percent in July to 63.5 percent in August. That was the lowest percentage in 31 years. The percentage has been falling steadily since peaking at 67.3 per-

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cent in 2000. “A declining labor force is not (a) sign of an improving economy,� says Joel Naroff, president of Naroff Economic Advisors. Hourly pay fell. Manufacturers cut 15,000 jobs, the most in two years. And temporary help jobs, which often signal where the job market is headed, dropped by 4,900 in August. The economy lost 7,000 more government jobs last month. Since the recession ended in June 2009, federal, state and local governments have slashed 670,000 jobs, partially offsetting hiring by private companies. It’s the first time since World War II that governments have shed jobs this deep into an economic recovery. At this point three years and two months into the nine previous postwar recoveries, government jobs had risen an average of 8 percent. This time, they’re down 3 percent. Most of the government cuts have been made by states and localities. Some school districts in Pennsylvania, for example, have had to lay off teachers after the state cut subsidies. Kayla Middleton, 26, was one of about 70 teachers furloughed this year by the Reading School District. Middleton says because she has such little seniority “I knew there was no way I was escaping.� The job creation and unemployment numbers come from separate surveys. One asks mostly large companies and government agencies how many people they employed during the month. This survey produces the number of jobs gained or lost.

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Cooking Continued from page 1 been a cook for 22 years and began her career at Yaeger’s Bakery in Sidney. “I do most of the desserts (at Dorothy Love),� she said. “We do a lot of home made stuff.� Her favorite dish to make at home is “something that’s easy,� she laughed, “like a casserole. I do a lot of pot-cooking, goulashes.� Patten is the kitchen manager of the Bridge, a restaurant in downtown Sidney. He, too, has been in the food industry for 22 years. “I’m self-taught,� he said. “I worked under a few different chefs who guided me in the right direction.� Before he joined the staff at the Bridge, the Indian Lake native worked at Kent’s Woodfire Steaks in Troy and at Harrison’s in Tipp City. His favorite thing to make at home is “anything on the grill,� he said. “And my chili. I love cooking chili.� Wagner has been head chef at Le Doux, a restaurant in Troy, for about a year. He previously created dishes for the Troy Country Club where he worked under French Chef Patrick, and at Taggart’s, La Piazza and as sous chef at Club 55, all Troy restaurants. “Since (cooking) is my job, I don’t like to do it much at home,� Wagner said. “Usually I cook pasta dishes.� The deadline for readers to submit recipes is Friday. Readers from throughout the circulation areas of the three, sister newspapers are invited to submit one recipe per cook in each of nine categories. The recipes may be submitted to any one of the three newspapers, but they may not be submitted

to more than one newspaper. Three semi-finalists will be chosen in each of the nine categories. Those semi-finalists will prepare their dishes for the judges and present them on Cook-Off Day. The cook-off will take place in the Crossroads, a hall in Semi-finalists Hardin. must attend to be eligible to win in their categories and to be eligible to win the grand prize. Throughout the Cook-Off Day, door prizes will be awarded to all semi-finalists. One winner in each category will be awarded a $50 gift card from an area retailer. Watch the newspaper for an upcoming announcement of who those retailers are and what the grand prize will be. All recipes must be received either by email or hard copy at the respective newspaper offices by 5 p.m. Friday. All submissions must be emailed or typed. No handwritten submissions will be considered. Each submission must include the name of the recipe, the category in which it is submitted and the name, address, telephone number and email address of the cook. Children 14 and younger may submit recipes in the Kids in the Kitchen category as well as any other category. Children who submit recipes must include their ages and their parents names in the contestant information they provide. The 2012 categories are as follows: • Main Dishes: Entrees, casseroles, anything that anchors a meal. • Desserts: Those delectable sweets that end a meal. • Holiday Traditions: Recipes for the dishes that your family would

miss if they weren’t part of a special holiday menu. • Kids in the Kitchen: What kids cook for themselves and for their families. This category is open only to children 14 and younger. • Veggies and Sides: Wholesome and tasty vegetable creations and side dishes that make a meal perfect. • Seafood: Featuring anything that swims in stream, lake or sea. • Soups, Stews and Chili: Stick-to-your-ribs comfort food or exotic taste treats that are usually served in a bowl. • The Breakfast Club: What you serve at the most important meal of the day. • Appetizers and Party Pleasers: Tidbits that light up your mouth in pleasure with every tiny bite. All submitted recipes will be published in the Holiday Harvest Cookbook, which will be distributed in issues of the three newspapers in November and also will be available to purchase in single copy at each newspaper’s offices. To submit recipes to the Piqua Daily Call, email to, or mail or hand deliver to Piqua Daily Call, 310 Spring St., Piqua, OH 45356. To submit recipes to the Sidney Daily News, email to, or mail or hand deliver to Sidney Daily News, 1451 N. Vandemark Road, Sidney, OH 45356. To submit recipes to the Troy Daily News, email to, or mail or hand deliver to Troy Daily News, 224 S. Market St., Troy, OH 45373. For information, call Patricia Ann Speelman at (937) 498-5965.

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$565,000 Your Generosity Supports These Vital Community Programs AGENCY PROGRAMS BY IMPACT AREA  Hospice of Miami County

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HOROSCOPE BY FRANCES DRAKE For Sunday, Sept. 9, 2012 ARIES (March 21 to April 19) A female family member, possibly your mother, will stir your sympathies today. Do whatever you can to help someone if he or she needs your assistance. (Remember the Golden Rule.) TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) You might spend a lot of time daydreaming or woolgathering today. Your imagination is off in never-never land dreaming about what might be possible in the future. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) You’re very tempted to spend money on luxury and elegant items today. The bottom line, of course, is whether you can afford these items. Don’t go into debt. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Today the Moon is in your sign, which makes you particularly sympathetic to the needs of others. You have a desire to please, and you also want to help anyone in need. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) Today you are willing to put the needs and wants of others before your own. Just call it a Mother Teresa influence. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) It will be a rewarding experience for you if you can work with nonprofit organizations or charitable societies to make the world a better place. You want to make a difference if you can. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) Certain details of your private life will be made public today, and they will reveal how sympathetic you are about something. There’s nothing wrong with others seeing your soft, gentle heart. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) Your appreciation of beauty is heightened today; therefore, give yourself a chance to enjoy beautiful places. Visit parks, museums, art galleries, architectural buildings and pristine nature. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) You might join forces with others to share something with someone who is less fortunate. Make sure you have all your facts before you make a commitment. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) Someone close to you will appeal to your sympathy today. Naturally, it’s good for you to respond with unaffected interest and generosity. Just make sure their appeal is genuine. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) If you can help a co-worker today you will, and this is a good thing. After all, what goes around comes around. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) You are in touch with your muse today. This is why you should grab any opportunity to express your creativity. Romance is particularly tender and sweet. YOU BORN TODAY You are intelligent. You have a fine, discriminating mind. You appreciate subtleties that others fail to see. Challenges don’t scare you. You sense what others want, and you have your finger on the pulse of the public. You’re very private about your personal life. In the year ahead, a major change might take place, perhaps something as significant as what occurred around 2003. Birthdate of: Adam Sandler, actor; Michelle Williams, actress; Mario Batali, restaurateur/celebrity chef. (c) 2012 King Features Syndicate, Inc.






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Freshway foods of Sidney, Ohio, one of the largest regional freshcut processing companies in the United States is currently seeking motivated Forklift Operators on all shifts For immediate consideration email your resume to:

EHS COORDINATOR Norcold, Inc., recognized as the leader in refrigerator manufacturing for the RV, Marine and Truck markets, is currently accepting resumes for an Environmental, Health and Safety Coordinator.

Or complete an application at: 601 North Stolle Ave. Sidney, OH Entry-level Mechanic


Local trucking Company looking for a Mechanic. Candidate must be energetic and aggressive; detail oriented and have previous experience. Related experience with Diesel Engines preferred.

We offer an excellent benefits package including health, dental, life, 401(K) and many others. For confidential consideration, forward resume in Word format with salary history and requirements to:

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Resume: HR Department Dick Lavy Trucking, Inc 8848 St Rt 121 Bradford, OH 45308 Email: kwulber@dicklavy Fax: (937)448-2163

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Local Trucking Company looking for help in their Safety Department. Candidate must be detail oriented and have excellent telephone skills.

Jobs include drivers' logs, compliance, and some recruiting. Related experience preferred, but not required.

Resume: HR Department Dick Lavy Trucking, Inc 8848 St Rt 121 Bradford, OH 45308 Email: kwulber@dicklavy Fax: (937)448-2163


MIG WELDER LABORER/ ASSEM Preferred individuals will have knowledge and experience in one of the above trades, the ability to read blueprints, a good attendance record, and a desire to work overtime, Excellent wages and benefits available with a pleasant work environment, If interested, apply at: 2031 Commerce Dr. Sidney, Ohio 45365


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Full-time STNA evenings & weekends Positions will provide hospice care to our patients in the Miami County area. Two years experience is required, hospice/ home health experience preferred. Please send resumes to: Hospice of Miami Cty, Attn: HR, PO Box 502, Troy, Ohio 45373. Applications can also be found at


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Customer Relationship Specialist Job #10842 Farm Credit Services is seeking a Customer Relationship Specialist to serve Versailles, Ohio. The Customer Relationship Specialist provides exceptional first-level internal and external customer service. Responsibilities include helping market, cross-sell and deliver credit and other fi nancial services to our customers and prospective customers. This position also provides administrative support for others in the field business development division, and maintains information and reporting as directed. CUSTOMER RELATIONSHIPS: Establishes, develops and maintains strong internal and external customer relationships by consistently providing quality service that is timely, thorough and responsive and exceeds customer expectations. Receives walk-in customers and incoming customer calls and provides administrative support to field business development division team members, including sales office staff, as well as crop insurance and Agribusiness team members. This is an entry-level position for a Customer Relationship Specialist. The primary responsibility is to coordinate customer information and become a fully functional Customer Relationship Specialist through training and onthe-job experience. Minimum Qualifications: High school diploma and at least one year of experience in two or more of the following areas: administrative support, financially related customer service or computer operations. To be considered an applicant, you must: • Meet minimum qualifications for the position • Submit your resume, indicating position of interest, by 09/20/2012 to: Careers, Job Opportunities, indicating the specific position for which you are applying Check out our Benefits! • Once on our Web site, click on Careers, Employee Benefits, then click on Employee Benefits Presentation

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MPA Services provides Supported Living services to individuals with MRDD. We are accepting applications for employees to perform home care in Miami County (Full Time 2nd shift, home supervisor 2nd shift). You will assist with daily living skills, transportation, money management, medication supervision. Working in a fun atmosphere. We provide a constant schedule, great pay/ benefits package plus paid training. Our employees must have a HS diploma/GED, be highly self motivated and have superb ethics. If interested in an employer that genuinely cares for its employees, please call (937)492-0886

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Forklift Operator ALPA of Lima, an extrusion blow molding facility is accepting resumes for the position of Forklift Operator. Some of the responsibilities for this position will include: - Following warehouse and shipping procedures. • Accurately records and stores finished goods in warehouse. • Accurately handles and records all products from receipt to storage and then to production - Preparing finished product to ship to customer. - Ensures good housekeeping within the warehouse. ALPA offers competitive wages and benefits including medical, dental, and vision insurance, plus a 401K plan. To be considered for the position an applicant must be able to successfully pass a background check and a drug screen. Resumes should be sent to the below address: ALPA 3320 Ft. Shawnee Industrial Drive Attn: Human Resource Forklift Operator Lima, Ohio 45806

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STNA & RN JOB FAIR Thursday, September 13th • 3pm - 7pm Heartland of Greenville, 243 Marion Dr., Greenville, OH 45331 • $750 Sign-on Bonus for full-time STNAs • Each completed application will get a FREE PIZZA to take home and be entered to win a $100 gas card! Positions available: • STNAs – Full-Time, Part-Time and PRN; 2nd and 3rd shifts • RNs – PRN For more information please contact Human Resources: 937-548-3141 Apply online at • EEO/Drug-Free Employer

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SECRETARY Part-time Receptionist/ Secretary position, 3 nights per week & every other weekend, able to work with the public with a pleasant personality in a fun friendly environment. Experience helpful but will train. Apply within: Town & Country Furniture 125 W. Water St. Piqua, OH

JOHNSRUD TRANSPORT, a food grade liquid carrier is seeking Class A CDL tank drivers from the Sidney/Piqua/Troy area. Home flexible weekends. 5 years driving experience required. Will train for tank. Great Pay and Benefit Package. For further info, call Jane @ 1-888-200-5067

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✰✰✰✰✰✰ HIRING IMMEDIATELY! ✰✰✰✰✰✰ Infant/ Toddler TEACHER ASSISTANTS Piqua The Council on Rural Services is seeking Infant/ Toddler TEACHER ASSISTANTS to work 30-40 hours per week at our Piqua Kids Learning Place.

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305 Apartment PIQUA, First month Free, 2 bedroom, 1.5 bath townhouse on Sherry Dr, washer/ dryer hook-up, $530/mo. plus security deposit. No Dogs. (937)974-1874 PIQUA, Riverside Drive attractive, clean, spacious, 1 bedroom, dining room, newer carpet, windows, W/D hookup, all electric, $350 (937)773-7311 TROY, 703 McKaig, duplex completely renovated inside/ out! Spacious 3 bedroom, $700. No pets, (937)845-2039. VERY NICE 2 bedroom, 1.5 baths, AC, appliances included, great location! (937)308-9709. WEST MILTON, 2 bedrooms, appliances, W/D hookup, air. $470/month + $300deposit. Metro accepted. (937)339-7028.

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10960 PATTERSON RD. 1207 ROOSEVELT AVE. Why rent when you can own this home offering over 1,200 square feet of living space on an extra large lot and a 2 car garage with overhead storage. 3BR/1BA, full basement, separate dining area. Beautiful woodwork throughout the home. Huge backyard with privacy fence, vinyl siding, newer windows with awesome curb appeal. Just move in, nothing more to do! Come see me for your personal showing. Directions: Main Street to Clark, L on Roosevelt.

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ENJOY THE MORNING SUNRISE... from this large front porch. Quiet & peaceful country location on 5 acres. Nice 3 bedroom ranch on crawl space. New carpet, neutral decor, 2 full baths, family room, master bedroom with private bath & walk in closet. Other features include 2.5 car attached garage & detached building. End your day on this nice 12x16 covered patio watching the sunset. Dir: 66 N. to right on Patterson Rd.Hosted by Kathy Mayse $139,900.


203 W. FIRST ST. Nice home in Miami East School District. 3 bed, 2 story with large screened porch, double lot & 2 garages! $63,500. Dir: St. Rt. 36 to St. Rt. 589 to W. on First St. Visit this home at:

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701 BOONE ST. Captivating Brick! Very spacious & updated 3 bedroom with 23x23 attached garage! $86,500. Dir: St Rt 36 to N on College St. to the corner of Boone. Visit this home at:

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400 - Real Estate For Sale 425 Houses for Sale TROY, 2633 Walnut Ridge Dr. 3 Bedroom, 2 bath, appliances. $160,000 or rent $1100 month, deposit. (937)339-3824 or (937)877-0016

500 - Merchandise

577 Miscellaneous

583 Pets and Supplies

AWNING, 16 Foot Canvas for RV with Hardware. Brand new! $400, (419)733-4484

DACHSHUND pups, AKC. 8 pack of wiener dogs. Shot UPD, wormed, health gaurateed. ALL BOYS! 9-14 weeks. Special price $150. (937)667-0077

CEMETERY PLOTS (4) Covington Miami Memorial Gardens in the Garden of the Apostles. (937)778-9352 CRIB, changing table, highchair, cradle, guardrail, pack-n-play, car seat, gate, tub, blankets, clothes, walker, stroller, doorway swing, travel bassinet. (937)339-4233

510 Appliances

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APPLIANCES, Refrigerator, Stove, Washer & Dryer, (937)570-6877 Call in AM

DINNERWARE, 12 place settings, all serving pieces, microwave and oven proof, $75 (937)335-2016

CHEST FREEZER, Haier brand, 7.1 cu ft, just purchased 2/2012, $175. Call (937)489-3217.

SANTA'S WORKBENCH Collection. Lord's Chapel, Clairborne Estate, Wee Little Orphanage, and Tinker's Creek School with figures and snow covered pine trees. Perfect condition, $125 (937)493-0542.

525 Computer/Electric/Office COMPAQ flat screen computer monitor, like new, $40 (937)778-0673 DELL PRINTERS (2) inkjet $20 each (937)778-0673

545 Firewood/Fuel FIREWOOD, All hardwood, $150 per cord delivered or $120 you pick up, (937)726-2780. SEASONED FIREWOOD $160 per cord. Stacking extra, $125 you pick up. Taylor Tree Service available (937)753-1047

560 Home Furnishings BAR STOOLS, 4 hardwood 24", swivel, with bentwood spindle backs, new $240, used $80 (937)339-4233

570 Lawn and Garden LAWN TRACTOR, Sears, snow blade, cab, chains, weights, 42" mowing deck, $1100. (937)368-2220 leave phone number in message.

575 Live Stock ROOSTERS 4 roosters. All (937)335-6645

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SEWING MACHINE, Brother, model SQ 9050, 1 year old, $100, (937)418-9271

PARAKEETS, 5 males, 5 females, 2-3 babies, cage, food, and accessories, $75 OBO must take all can't be separated. (937)451-0341 anytime PEEK-A-SHITZ PUPPIES 10 weeks, shots, wormed. Fun, loving and playful. 1 female $250, 3 males $200. Cash Only! (937)368-3830

800 - Transportation

1998 CADILLAC El Dorado, excellent condition, must see to appreciate, fully equipped, 12 CD sound system, $6500 Call after 2pm (937)335-3202 2012 HYUNDAI, Sonata SE, Silver blue pearl exterior, black interior, 18,500 miles, loaded, $23,900 (937)773-4493

810 Auto Parts & Accessories TRUCK TOPPER, 74" x 63", fits 2005 Chevrolet Sonoma, $200 (937) 524-1291

580 Musical Instruments

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DIGITAL PIANO, Kawai digital piano with bench, full 88 keys with many sound options, recording feature, headphone jack, $500, (937)773-5623 or (937)214-0524

1989 INTERNATIONAL Bucket Truck with chipper, good condition, best offer, call anytime, (937)419-9957

583 Pets and Supplies

CASH PAID for junk cars and trucks. Free removal. Get the most for your junker call us (937)732-5424.

CHIWEENIE PUPPIES 9 weeks old, 2 females and 2 males, both females and one male have brown and tan markings and 1 male is black with brown markings, very very cute and ready to go!!! $300 (937)570-4346. DACHSHUND PUPPIES, 8 week old (4) Males (2) Females, black and tan, full blooded, parents on premises, $200, (937)419-2396 or (937)726-3983.

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555 Garage Sales/Yard Sales COVINGTON, 7044 Ingle Road. Thursday, Friday 9am-4pm and Saturday 9am-?. Small boat with trailer, table saw, snow blower, Fender guitar, adult clothing and shoes, Nintendo games, and miscellaneous

805 Auto

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LOCKINGTON, 10439 Seminole Trail, Friday & Saturday 9am-5pm, Several Families having sales (look for signs), Furniture, appliances, tools, too much to list!!! PIQUA, 1101 Clark Avenue, Friday 9/7, 9am-4pm & Saturday, 9/8 9am-1pm. Entertainment center, stereo with speakers, bikes, Longaberger (cheap), XL dog cage, girls clothes size 7-10, air compressor, Barbie Power Wheel, Precious Moments. PIQUA, 1330 Maplewood, Friday 8am-5pm, Saturday 8am-4pm. 4 FAMILY SALE!! Racing magazines and programs, antique toys, records, household items, toys, bike seat, lawn chairs, freezer, dorm fridge, sweeper, bread box, antique Piqua school desk.

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PIQUA. 3125 Sioux Drive, Friday and Saturday, 8-5. Two family garage sale! Furniture, clothes, collectibles, and miscellaneous items. PIQUA, 408 Lambert Drive, Saturday only 9am-3pm. Household items including leather sofa and matching recliner, couch, loveseat and matching oversized chair, table with 4 chairs, Pottery Barn desk (youth), dresser and matching headboard/ footboard, area rug, electric edger and weed eater, other miscellaneous items.

PIQUA, 1914 Beckert Drive, Friday, September 7th, 9am-1pm & Saturday, September 8th, 9am-1pm. Large Family Garage Sale! Girls/ boys clothes 2T-14, shoes, men/ women's clothes, shoes, TVs, baby items, household items, etc.

PIQUA, Fountain Park Dining Hall on Forest Avenue, Saturday Only! 9am-3pm, Bazaar/ Rummage sale, Mens large size clothing, ladies large size clothing, childrens clothing & shoes, gently used, Priced to sell, Many Miscellaneous items


555 Garage Sales/Yard Sales PIQUA 9935 Sawgrass Lane. Friday 9-3, Saturday 8-2, Sunday 9-? Baby clothes, girls 3-4T, new baby car seat, stroller, breast milk pump, PackN-Play, womens clothes L-XL, GPS, 19ft open bow boat with new floor and seats, camper, military uniforms and boots, climbing tree stand, Ford F250/F350 rims and tires.

PIQUA, 219 Commercial St., Thursday Friday & Saturday 10am-4pm, Holiday decorations, surround sound stereo, bar patio table, end tables, womens clothing and shoes, lamps, picture frames of all sizes, Miscellaneous

PIQUA, 1423 West Grant Street (off McKinley), Thursday, Friday & Saturday, 9am-5pm. 3 Family, Winter clothing, fish tank, color tv, vcr, pack & plays, bassinets, carseats, high chairs, walkers, swings, port a crib, cradle, miscellaneous


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PIQUA, 1511 Amherst. Friday & Saturday 9am-?, Tools, Tools, Tools, clothes infant- adult Onkyo Receiver with 5 disc cd/ dvd/ mp3 player, entertainment center, Sega System with games, Playstation 2 with games, Lots of miscellaneous

PIQUA, 416 Second Street, Thursday & Friday 8am-3pm, Saturday 8am-12pm, Snack sets, State plates, wine/ beer mugs/ glasses, plate holders, frames, pictures, shelves, vhs/dvd, kitchen accessories, bike, bedding, curtains, craft/quilt items, candles/ holders, Lots more!!

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SIDNEY, 2190 Miami Conservancy Road, (corner of Fair Road), Thursday and Friday, 9am-5pm, Saturday, 9am-12pm. (Saturday is Bag Day) BARN SALE!!, Furniture, Trolling motors, Woodworking machines, Clothing, Lots of Miscellaneous, Bake Sale SIDNEY 2401 Co Rd 25A South. Saturday 9-4. FABULOUS toys, large wooden play fort, boys clothes, antiques, patio and garden items, and more! TIPP CITY. 315 North 4th Street, September, 6-8 Thursday & Friday, 9-5, Saturday, 9-? Speakers, infant/ toddler items, double bed frame, large mirror, lots of miscellaneous. TROY, 1013 South Crawford Street, Thursday Saturday, 7am-5pm. Moving sale! Pictures, mirrors, furniture, household items, everything must go! TROY, 825 Brookwood Drive, Friday & Saturday 8am-5pm. Housewares, linens, home decorations, office items, electronics, Christmas decorations, toys, clothing, shoes, 35mm cameras, lighting, lamps, books, and miscellaneous

TROY 1344 Washington Road/S 41. September 13-15 9-2. Entire household contents: bedroom suits, sofa, loveseat, chairs, lamps, curios, appliances, antique glassware, collectibleshand bells, hand/gardening tools, ladies clothing XL, quality holiday decorations.

TROY, 2591 Renwick Way ( Kensington), Thursday, Friday, Saturday 8am-? No junk, camel back sofa, white storage cabinets, grain painted dry sink, yards of quality fabric, buttons, quilt books, stencils, templates, beautiful storage boxes, purse supplies, jewelry supplies, many glass beads, Sans, Woodland Tree plus all decorations, lots of quality greenery, fall dry pods, flowers, decorator pumpkins, gourdes, basket, rugs, Greg Shooner lamp, small color TV, new bed spread, sailing ship, HO train engines, antique purple and white quilt, great gifts.

TROY, 401 and 406 South Clay Sreet, Saturday only 9am-? Holiday decorations, dishes, puzzles, books, games, McCoy, kids clothing baby to size 14, men's shirts, suits and shoes, snow suits, women's plus size clothing, big wheel, kids motorized cars, throw pillows

TROY, Cobblestone Pointe Community Sale Friday and Saturday 8am-2pm. Route 41 West, left at (Meijer) South Stanfield. Follow bright pink signs. Household goods, furniture, collectibles, Christmas, angels Kitchen Aide mixer, jewelry, crafts, appliances (small), TV's and much more!





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RES. NO. R-118-12 (Adopted) A Resolution approving the renewal application for placement of farmland in an Agricultural District filed by Louise I. Cromes for parcel #N44-076845, N44-077116, N44-077120, N44-099300 in the City of Piqua RES. NO. R-119-12 (Adopted) A Resolution awarding a contract to Barrett Paving Materials, Inc. for the 2012 Street Resurfacing program

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Piqua Daily Call •

INSIDE ■ Friday night football delayed, page 19. ■ Singh in position for win at BMW, page 20.



IN BRIEF ■ Volleyball

Bradford JH sweeps Trail BRADFORD — The Bradford junior high volleyball teams swept National Trail to improve to 2-0 on the season. The seventh grade won 22-25 25-15, 25-18. Brooke Fair had 10 points and four aces; while Hannah Fout had 14 points, seven aces and one kill. Samantha Grow had one ace, while Valerie Kissinger had one point and two kills. Aspen Weldy had three points and two aces; while Bailey Wysong had five points, one ace and two assists. The eighth grade won 22-25, 25-17, 25-10. Mandi Bates had 30 points, three kills and eight assists; while Amanda Brewer had 12 points and two kills. Tatyana Cotrell had six points, one ace and two assists; while Olivia Hart had 14 points and two kills. Emily Huggins had four points and two kills; while Haley Rosengarten had six points, one kill and two assists. Bradford will host Riverside at 10 a.m. today.

■ Golf

Hemm’s Glass wins scramble Hemm’s Glass (Damien Beougher, Tim Jacomet, Lance Karn, Trent Karn) was low gross in the Thursday Industrial League’s closing scramble with a 26. Finishing second with 28 was Browning Plumbing (Ron Pearson Jr., Jeff Jennings, Dominick Jennings, Brian Robbins). Two teams shared low net with 20.5 They were Bing’s (Kyle Bachman, Mike Lavey, Todd Lavey, Kevin Ryan) and (Brandon Hostetter, Dave Novotny, Brad Erwin, Joe Hostetter).

■ Soccer

Tri-Star contest next Saturday The Piqua Optimist Club will hold their Tri-Star soccer contest Sept. 15 at the Pitsenbarger Sports Complex. It will be on field 3 with registration from 10 a.m. to 11:45 for ages 6-13.


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Luke Karn celebrates a TD catch as Piqua’s Cody Combs (2) and Lima Seniors Brooklyn Shurelds look on Friday night.

Only weather could slow Piqua Indians lead Lima Senior 27-7 at halftime BY ROB KISER Call Sports Editor LIMA — Only Mother Nature could slow down the Piqua football team’s momentum from last week’s last-second win over Kings — and the Indians big-play offense — Friday night at Lima Stadium. As a result, the Indians will return to Lima at 2 p.m. today to play the second half with a 27-7 lead. “We did everything we could to get the game in,” Piqua coach Bill Nees said. “The weather just wouldn’t cooperate.” It took Piqua only two plays to get on the board Friday night. Quarterback Justice Young found Tate Honeycutt across the middle for a 48-yard TD pass and Piqua was up 6-0. “It was a good way to start the game,” Nees said. It looked like Piqua would go up by two scores, when Luke Karn returned a punt 65 yards for a score. But, a block in the back that occurred after Karn had gone by the defender brought the ball back. “It is just one of those things,” Nees said. Two plays later, Lima would get its only points of the half when Brooklyn Shurelds intercepted a pass and returned it 55 yards for a score. Jake Meyer’s kick put Lima up 7-6. “Hopefully, we can do a better job of covering the return,” Nees said. “But, hopefully, we won’t be in the situation to have to many times.” The Indians came right back when Ben Crawford returned the kickoff 37 yards to Lima’s 46. Trent Yeomans had a 16-yard run on the drive and Mason Kirkland added a 13-yard run. On third and goal from the eight, Young found Karn for his second TD in as many completions and Ryan Hughes ran for the PAT to make it 14-7. After another Lima three-and-out, Young completed a short pass to Honeycutt and he exploded past the Lima defense for a 69-yard scoring play. Honeycutt would finish the half with three receptions for 137 yards and two scores. Ryan Hughes would

Piqua receiver Tate Honeycutt smiles after one of his two first-half touchdowns Friday night. YARDSTICK PHS LS 10 6 First Downs Rushing Yards 119 50 163 42 Passing Yards Comp.-Att.-Int 6-9-1 3-7-1 0-0 0-0 Fumbles-Lost Penalties 4-33 7-45 Punts-Avg 1-41.0 5-30.6 Score By Quarters Piqua 20 7 — 27 Lima Senior 7 0 — 7 Scoring Summary 1.Piqua — Tate Honecutt, 48yard pass from Justice Young (kick blocked). 2.Lima — Brooklyn Shurelds, 55-yard interception return (Jake Meyer kick). 3.Piqua — Luke Karn, 8-yard pass from Justice Young (Ryan Hughes run. 4.Piqua — Tate Honeycutt, 69yard pass from Justice Young (kick failed). 5.Piqua — Ryan Hughes, 33yard run (Caleb Vallieu kick). Piqua Statistics Rushing — Ryan Hughes 340, Trent Yeomans 4-34, Mason Kirkland 2-14, Austin Covault 212, Justic Young 5-12, Tate Honeycutt 1-7. Passing — Justice Young 6-91 163 Yds, 3 TDs. Receiving — Tate Honeycutt 3-137, Trent Yeomans 1-16, Luke Karn 1-8, Ryan Hughes 1-2.

add a 33-yard TD run and Caleb Vallieu would kick the PAT, making it 27-7 at the break. Young finished the half, completing six of nine passes for 163 yards and three TDs. “There was a lot of good all the way around,” Nees said.

Piqua running back Ryan Hughes if off to the races Friday night. Piqua had 282 yards of in for the night. back tomorrow and pick offense in the first half “You always hate to stop up where we left off.” Weather permitting, and ready to add to that in that situation,” Nees when the lightning settled said. “We just have to go that is

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Jacob Barga runs with the ball for Versailles.

Weather puts games on hold

NASCAR-Sprint Cup Federated Auto Parts 400 Lineup After Friday qualifying; race Saturday At Richmond International Raceway Richmond, Va. Lap length: .75 miles (Car number in parentheses) 1. (88) Dale Earnhardt Jr., Chevrolet, 127.023 mph. 2. (24) Jeff Gordon, Chevrolet, 126.981. 3. (78) Regan Smith, Chevrolet, 126.91. 4. (15) Clint Bowyer, Toyota, 126.808. 5. (48) Jimmie Johnson, Chevrolet, 126.79. 6. (55) Mark Martin, Toyota, 126.784. 7. (11) Denny Hamlin, Toyota, 126.671. 8. (20) Joey Logano, Toyota, 126.6. 9. (56) Martin Truex Jr., Toyota, 126.553. 10. (2) Brad Keselowski, Dodge, 126.547. 11. (22) Sam Hornish Jr., Dodge, 126.41. 12. (83) Landon Cassill, Toyota, 126.139. 13. (29) Kevin Harvick, Chevrolet, 126.08. 14. (39) Ryan Newman, Chevrolet, 126.074. 15. (18) Kyle Busch, Toyota, 126.033. 16. (99) Carl Edwards, Ford, 126.033. 17. (17) Matt Kenseth, Ford, 125.974. 18. (43) Aric Almirola, Ford, 125.939. 19. (98) Michael McDowell, Ford, 125.88. 20. (31) Jeff Burton, Chevrolet, 125.845. 21. (5) Kasey Kahne, Chevrolet, 125.722. 22. (9) Marcos Ambrose, Ford, 125.692. 23. (16) Greg Biffle, Ford, 125.599. 24. (42) Juan Pablo Montoya, Chevrolet, 125.546. 25. (27) Paul Menard, Chevrolet, 125.511. 26. (1) Jamie McMurray, Chevrolet, 125.389. 27. (34) David Ragan, Ford, 125.389. 28. (14) Tony Stewart, Chevrolet, 125.371. 29. (47) Bobby Labonte, Toyota, 125.342. 30. (51) Kurt Busch, Chevrolet, 125.226. 31. (30) David Stremme, Toyota, 125.052. 32. (93) Travis Kvapil, Toyota, 124.988. 33. (36) Dave Blaney, Chevrolet, 124.89. 34. (87) Joe Nemechek, Toyota, 124.879. 35. (38) David Gilliland, Ford, 124.746. 36. (33) Stephen Leicht, Chevrolet, 124.723. 37. (10) David Reutimann, Chevrolet, 124.706. 38. (23) Scott Riggs, Chevrolet, 124.539. 39. (32) Ken Schrader, Ford, 124.407. 40. (19) Mike Bliss, Toyota, 124.315. 41. (26) Josh Wise, Ford, 124.161. 42. (13) Casey Mears, Ford, 124.087. 43. (91) Reed Sorenson, Chevrolet, 123.779. Failed To Qualify 44. (37) J.J. Yeley, Chevrolet, 123.468. 45. (0) Mark Green, Toyota, 120.962.


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Covington has early lead With a bucket of playoff points hanging in the balance — the host Lehman Cavaliers were tied 7-7 with Division III Indian Lake — when the game was postponed at halftime due to lightning. Following a scoreless opening quarter — both teams found the end zone in the second period. Lehman tallied the first touchdown of the game a little before the midway point in the second quarter. Starting their drive at the mid-field logo, the Cavaliers strung together an impressive nine play, 50-yard scoring drive capped off by a one-yard touchdown by senior running back Andrew Gilardi. The Lakers responded on their next possession stretching an extensive drive across the field culminated by a one-yard TD by Montel Morgan. Things will pick up where they left-off this afternoon at 4 p.m.


Today’s Schedule Piqua at Lima Senior, 2 Coldwater at Versailles, 3:30 Indian Lake at Lehman, 4 Bradford at National Trail, 7 Bethel at Covington, 7 Arcanum at Miami East, 7:30

against Bethel Friday night. Troy Cron had a 99yard TD run and Trent Tobias had two long TD runs. The game will be resume at 7 p.m. tonight.

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Tigers trail 7-0 VERSAILLES — Versailles trailed Coldwater 7-0 midway through the second quarter when the game was delayed. The game will resume at 3:30 p.m. Saturday in Versailles with the Tigers having the ball at the Coldwater 34.

Graham loses 21-0

ST. PARIS — The Graham football team elected not to finish its game with Vandalia-Butler. The Falcons were trailing 21-0 with five minutes Buccs lead 20-0 Covington jumped out to go in the second quarter to a 20-0 first quarter lead and that will stand.

Astros rally stuns Reds Chapman gives up ninth-inning homer CINCINNATI (AP) — Matt Dominguez hit a three-run homer in the ninth inning Friday night that broke Aroldis Chapman's streak of 27 consecutive saves and powered the Houston Astros to a 53 victory over the Cincinnati Reds. Chapman (5-5) took a 32 lead into the ninth, but had his club-record streak broken by a player swinging with a sore left hand. Tyler Greene and J.D. Martinez singled off Chapman with one out. Dominguez, out of the starting lineup because of the sore hand, hit Chapman's second pitch for his second career homer and the fourth off the hardthrowing left-hander this season. Chapman is 35 of 40 in save chances overall. Hector Ambriz (1-0) got two outs in the eighth. Wilton Lopez pitched the ninth for his third save in six chances. It was the sixth-time the Reds' bullpen — the best in the NL — failed to

National Football League All Times EDT AMERICAN CONFERENCE

Montana (1-0) at Appalachian St. (0-1), 6:30 p.m. MVSU (0-1) at Alabama St. (0-1), 7 p.m. NC Central (1-0) at Elon (0-1), 7 p.m. Presbyterian (1-0) at Georgia Tech (0-1), 7 p.m. Chattanooga (0-1) at Jacksonville St. (0-1), 7 p.m. Washington (1-0) at LSU (1-0), 7 p.m. Davidson (0-1) at Lenoir-Rhyne (0-1), 7 p.m. Norfolk St. (1-0) at Liberty (0-1), 7 p.m. W. Carolina (1-0) at Marshall (0-1), 7 p.m. FAU (1-0) at Middle Tennessee (0-1), 7 p.m. UTEP (0-1) at Mississippi (1-0), 7 p.m. Cent. Arkansas (0-1) at Murray St. (0-1), 7 p.m. Ark.-Monticello (1-0) at Northwestern St. (0-1), 7 p.m. Jackson St. (0-1) vs. Tennessee St. (1-0 at Memphis, Tenn., 7 p.m. Louisiana-Lafayette (1-0) at Troy (1-0), 7 p.m. Lafayette (0-0) at William & Mary (0-1), 7 p.m. Lincoln (Mo.) (0-1) at Wofford (1-0), 7 p.m. Kent St. (1-0) at Kentucky (0-1), 7:30 p.m. McMurry (0-1) at McNeese St. (1-0), 8 p.m. S. Dakota St. (0-1) at SE Louisiana (0-1), 8 p.m. MIDWEST Miami (1-0) at Kansas St. (1-0), Noon New Hampshire (1-0) at Minnesota (1-0), Noon UCF (1-0) at Ohio St. (1-0), Noon Illinois St. (1-0) at E. Michigan (0-1), 1 p.m. S. Illinois (0-1) at Miami (Ohio) (0-1), 1 p.m. Quincy (0-1) at Indiana St. (0-1), 2:05 p.m. Colgate (0-1) at South Dakota (0-1), 3 p.m. Michigan St. (1-0) at Cent. Michigan (1-0), 3:30 p.m. Rice (0-1) at Kansas (1-0), 3:30 p.m. Air Force (1-0) at Michigan (0-1), 3:30 p.m. Purdue (1-0) at Notre Dame (1-0), 3:30 p.m. Iowa St. (1-0) at Iowa (1-0), 3:42 p.m. Indianapolis (0-1) at W. Illinois (1-0), 4 p.m. Valparaiso (0-1) at Youngstown St. (1-0), 4 p.m. Franklin (0-1) at Butler (0-1), 6 p.m. Idaho (0-1) at Bowling Green (0-1), 7 p.m. Montana St. (1-0) at Drake (1-0), 7 p.m. UT-Martin (1-0) at N. Illinois (0-1), 7 p.m. Central St. (Ohio) (0-1) at N. Iowa (0-1), 7 p.m. New Mexico St. (1-0) at Ohio (1-0), 7 p.m. Mars Hill (0-1) at SE Missouri (0-1), 7 p.m. E. Illinois (1-0) at W. Michigan (0-1), 7 p.m. Portland St. (1-0) at North Dakota (1-0), 7:05 p.m. Georgia (1-0) at Missouri (1-0), 7:45 p.m. Vanderbilt (0-1) at Northwestern (1-0), 8 p.m. SOUTHWEST Tulane (0-1) at Tulsa (0-1), Noon Texas A&M Commerce (0-1) at UTSA (1-0), 2 p.m. Florida (1-0) at Texas A&M (0-0), 3:30 p.m. Alabama A&M (1-0) at Ark.-Pine Bluff (1-0), 6 p.m. Louisiana-Monroe (0-0) vs. Arkansas (1-0) at Little Rock, Ark., 7 p.m. Memphis (0-1) at Arkansas St. (0-1), 7 p.m. Texas Southern (1-0) at North Texas (0-1), 7 p.m. Florida A&M (0-1) at Oklahoma (1-0), 7 p.m. Incarnate Word (1-0) at Sam Houston St. (0-0), 7 p.m. Grambling St. (0-1) at TCU (0-0), 7 p.m. Texas Tech (1-0) at Texas St. (1-0), 7 p.m. Louisiana Tech (0-0) at Houston (0-1), 8 p.m. Prairie View (0-1) at Lamar (0-1), 8 p.m. Stephen F. Austin (1-0) at SMU (0-1), 8 p.m. New Mexico (1-0) at Texas (1-0), 8 p.m. FAR WEST Weber St. (0-1) at BYU (1-0), 3 p.m. S. Utah (0-1) at California (0-1), 3 p.m. Sacramento St. (0-1) at Colorado (0-1), 3 p.m. E. Washington (1-0) at Washington St. (0-1), 3 p.m. Mesa St. (0-1) at N. Colorado (0-1), 3:35 p.m. South Florida (1-0) at Nevada (1-0), 3:35 p.m. Wisconsin (1-0) at Oregon St. (0-0), 4 p.m. Toledo (0-1) at Wyoming (0-1), 4 p.m. Black Hills St. (0-0) at Idaho St. (0-1), 6:05 p.m. Fresno St. (1-0) at Oregon (1-0), 6:30 p.m. N. Dakota St. (1-0) at Colorado St. (1-0), 7 p.m. Army (0-0) at San Diego St. (0-1), 7:30 p.m. Nebraska (1-0) at UCLA (1-0), 7:30 p.m. UC Davis (1-0) at San Jose St. (0-1), 8 p.m. W. New Mexico (1-0) at San Diego (0-1), 9 p.m. N. Arizona (0-1) at UNLV (0-1), 10 p.m. Oklahoma St. (1-0) at Arizona (1-0), 10:30 p.m. Illinois (1-0) at Arizona St. (1-0), 10:30 p.m. Duke (1-0) at Stanford (1-0), 10:30 p.m.

close out a win for Homer Bailey, leaving him stuck at 10 victories. Bailey pitched into the seventh inning, giving up two runs on a first-inning homer by Justin Maxwell. Ryan Ludwick had a two-run single, and Jay Bruce singled home the tiebreaking run in the fifth off Lucas Harrell allowing Cincinnati to hand the lead to the NL's top bullpen. The Reds had Joey Votto back at first base for the second straight game. Votto missed 48 games because of torn cartilage in his left knee. He flied out and drew three walks, one of them intentional. Although Votto was back, the Reds were missing the other side of the infield. Third baseman Scott Rolen had an MRI that found inflammation in his lower back and will miss at least a few games. Shortstop Zack Cozart was still bothered by a sore back, which he hurt on Tuesday.

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College Schedule College Football Schedule All Times EDT (Subject to change) TODAY EAST Lehigh (1-0) at CCSU (0-1), Noon Albany (NY) (1-0) at Robert Morris (0-1), Noon Bryant (0-1) at St. Francis (Pa.) (0-1), Noon Maryland (1-0) at Temple (1-0), Noon NC State (0-1) at UConn (1-0), Noon Dayton (0-1) at Duquesne (0-1), 12:10 p.m. Maine (0-0) at Boston College (0-1), 1 p.m. Wagner (0-1) at Georgetown (1-0), 1 p.m. Rhode Island (0-0) at Monmouth (NJ) (0-1), 1 p.m. Delaware St. (1-0) at Delaware (1-0), 3:30 p.m. Howard (1-0) at Rutgers (1-0), 3:30 p.m. Southern Cal (1-0) vs. Syracuse (0-1) at East Rutherford, N.J., 3:30 p.m. Indiana (1-0) at UMass (0-1), 3:30 p.m. Morgan St. (1-0) at Buffalo (0-1), 6 p.m. Bucknell (0-0) at Marist (1-0), 6 p.m. Pace (0-1) at Stony Brook (1-0), 6 p.m. Fordham (1-0) at Villanova (0-1), 6 p.m. SOUTH Auburn (0-1) at Mississippi St. (1-0), Noon Penn St. (0-1) at Virginia (1-0), Noon East Carolina (1-0) at South Carolina (1-0), 12:21 p.m. Ball St. (1-0) at Clemson (1-0), 12:30 p.m. Jacksonville (0-1) at Charleston Southern (0-1), 1:30 p.m. Chowan (0-0) at VMI (0-1), 1:30 p.m. Austin Peay (0-1) at Virginia Tech (1-0), 1:30 p.m. North Carolina (1-0) at Wake Forest (1-0), 3 p.m. Missouri St. (0-1) at Louisville (1-0), 3:30 p.m. W. Kentucky (1-0) at Alabama (1-0), 3:39 p.m. Georgia St. (0-1) at Tennessee (1-0), 4 p.m. Coastal Carolina (1-0) at Furman (0-1), 5 p.m. Nicholls St. (0-0) at South Alabama (0-1), 5 p.m. Virginia-Wise (1-1) at Campbell (0-1), 6 p.m. Morehead St. (1-0) at E. Kentucky (0-1), 6 p.m. Akron (0-1) at FIU (0-1), 6 p.m. Savannah St. (0-1) at Florida St. (1-0), 6 p.m. Old Dominion (1-0) at Hampton (0-1), 6 p.m. Alcorn St. (1-0) at James Madison (1-0), 6 p.m W. Virginia St. (1-1) at NC A&T (0-1), 6 p.m. Gardner-Webb (0-1) at Richmond (0-1), 6 p.m. Bethune-Cookman (1-0) at SC State (1-0), 6 p.m. Georgia Southern (1-0) at The Citadel (1-0), 6 p.m.

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L Pct GB W San Francisco 77 60 .562 — Los Angeles 73 65 .529 4½ 68 70 .493 9½ Arizona San Diego 64 74 .464 13½ Colorado 56 80 .412 20½ Thursday's Games Atlanta 1, Colorado 0 Miami 6, Milwaukee 2 Washington 9, Chicago Cubs 2 Friday's Games Chicago Cubs at Pittsburgh Colorado at Philadelphia Miami at Washington Atlanta at N.Y. Mets Houston at Cincinnati Milwaukee at St. Louis Arizona at San Diego L.A. Dodgers at San Francisco Saturday's Games Miami (Buehrle 12-12) at Washington (Detwiler 9-6), 1:05 p.m. Atlanta (Medlen 7-1) at N.Y. Mets (Hefner 2-5), 4:05 p.m. L.A. Dodgers (Capuano 11-10) at San Francisco (M.Cain 13-5), 4:05 p.m. Chicago Cubs (Samardzija 8-13) at Pittsburgh (Ja.McDonald 12-7), 7:05 p.m. Colorado (Chatwood 4-4) at Philadelphia (Hamels 146), 7:05 p.m. Houston (B.Norris 5-11) at Cincinnati (Arroyo 11-7), 7:10 p.m. Milwaukee (Fiers 8-7) at St. Louis (Westbrook 13-10), 7:15 p.m. Arizona (Miley 14-9) at San Diego (C.Kelly 1-0), 8:35 p.m. Sunday's Games Atlanta at N.Y. Mets, 1:10 p.m. Houston at Cincinnati, 1:10 p.m. Chicago Cubs at Pittsburgh, 1:35 p.m. Colorado at Philadelphia, 1:35 p.m. Miami at Washington, 1:35 p.m. Milwaukee at St. Louis, 2:15 p.m. Arizona at San Diego, 4:05 p.m. L.A. Dodgers at San Francisco, 8:05 p.m. Monday's Games Miami at Philadelphia, 7:05 p.m. Pittsburgh at Cincinnati, 7:10 p.m. Washington at N.Y. Mets, 7:10 p.m. Chicago Cubs at Houston, 8:05 p.m. Atlanta at Milwaukee, 8:10 p.m. San Francisco at Colorado, 8:40 p.m. St. Louis at San Diego, 10:05 p.m. American League East Division Baltimore New York Tampa Bay Boston Toronto Central Division Chicago Detroit Kansas City Cleveland Minnesota West Division

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Detroit (Verlander 13-7) at L.A. Angels (C.Wilson 11-9), 9:05 p.m. Oakland (Bre.Anderson 3-0) at Seattle (Iwakuma 6-3), 9:10 p.m. Sunday's Games N.Y. Yankees at Baltimore, 1:35 p.m. Toronto at Boston, 1:35 p.m. Texas at Tampa Bay, 1:40 p.m. Cleveland at Minnesota, 2:10 p.m. Kansas City at Chicago White Sox, 2:10 p.m. Detroit at L.A. Angels, 3:35 p.m. Oakland at Seattle, 4:10 p.m. Monday's Games Cleveland at Minnesota, 8:10 p.m. Detroit at Chicago White Sox, 8:10 p.m. Oakland at L.A. Angels, 10:05 p.m.

MLB Leaders TODAY'S MAJOR LEAGUE LEADERS NATIONAL LEAGUE BATTING—MeCabrera, San Francisco, .346; AMcCutchen, Pittsburgh, .345; Posey, San Francisco, .325; YMolina, St. Louis, .323; DWright, New York, .313; Braun, Milwaukee, .311; CGonzalez, Colorado, .310. RUNS—AMcCutchen, Pittsburgh, 93; Braun, Milwaukee, 90; Bourn, Atlanta, 88; JUpton, Arizona, 86; CGonzalez, Colorado, 85; Holliday, St. Louis, 85; MeCabrera, San Francisco, 84. RBI—Braun, Milwaukee, 99; Headley, San Diego, 94; Bruce, Cincinnati, 93; Holliday, St. Louis, 92; LaRoche, Washington, 92; ArRamirez, Milwaukee, 89; ASoriano, Chicago, 88. HITS—AMcCutchen, Pittsburgh, 172; Prado, Atlanta, 160; MeCabrera, San Francisco, 159; Bourn, Atlanta, 158; Holliday, St. Louis, 157; Braun, Milwaukee, 156; AHill, Arizona, 154; Reyes, Miami, 154. DOUBLES—ArRamirez, Milwaukee, 43; Goldschmidt, Arizona, 39; Prado, Atlanta, 38; DWright, New York, 37; Votto, Cincinnati, 36; AHill, Arizona, 35; Bruce, Cincinnati, 34. TRIPLES—SCastro, Chicago, 11; Fowler, Colorado, 11; Bourn, Atlanta, 10; MeCabrera, San Francisco, 10; Pagan, San Francisco, 10; Colvin, Colorado, 9; Reyes, Miami, 9. HOME RUNS—Braun, Milwaukee, 37; Bruce, Cincinnati, 32; Stanton, Miami, 30; LaRoche, Washington, 29; Beltran, St. Louis, 28; PAlvarez, Pittsburgh, 27; Hart, Milwaukee, 27; Kubel, Arizona, 27. STOLEN BASES—Bourn, Atlanta, 38; Reyes, Miami, 34; Pierre, Philadelphia, 32; Victorino, Los Angeles, 32; Bonifacio, Miami, 30; CGomez, Milwaukee, 30; DGordon, Los Angeles, 30. PITCHING—Dickey, New York, 18-4; GGonzalez, Washington, 18-7; Cueto, Cincinnati, 17-7; AJBurnett, Pittsburgh, 15-5; Strasburg, Washington, 15-6; 6 tied at 14. STRIKEOUTS—Kershaw, Los Angeles, 201; Dickey, New York, 195; Strasburg, Washington, 195; GGonzalez, Washington, 185; Hamels, Philadelphia, 178; Gallardo, Milwaukee, 176; Bumgarner, San Francisco, 173. SAVES—AChapman, Cincinnati, 35; Kimbrel, Atlanta, 34; Hanrahan, Pittsburgh, 34; Motte, St. Louis, 33; Papelbon, Philadelphia, 31; Clippard, Washington, 30; Putz, Arizona, 28. AMERICAN LEAGUE BATTING—MiCabrera, Detroit, .330; Trout, Los Angeles, .330; Jeter, New York, .320; Beltre, Texas, .320; DavMurphy, Texas, .316; Mauer, Minnesota, .315; Fielder, Detroit, .314. RUNS—Trout, Los Angeles, 108; Kinsler, Texas, 93; Hamilton, Texas, 92; MiCabrera, Detroit, 89; AJackson, Detroit, 87; Jeter, New York, 86; AdJones, Baltimore, 85. RBI—MiCabrera, Detroit, 116; Hamilton, Texas, 116; Willingham, Minnesota, 98; Encarnacion, Toronto, 95; Fielder, Detroit, 94; Pujols, Los Angeles, 93; Beltre, Texas, 89. HITS—Jeter, New York, 186; MiCabrera, Detroit, 173; Beltre, Texas, 166; AGordon, Kansas City, 164; Butler, Kansas City, 160; Cano, New York, 159; Andrus, Texas, 158; AdJones, Baltimore, 158. DOUBLES—AGordon, Kansas City, 45; Pujols, Los Angeles, 40; Cano, New York, 38; Kinsler, Texas, 38; Choo, Cleveland, 37; AdGonzalez, Boston, 37; Brantley, Cleveland, 36. TRIPLES—AJackson, Detroit, 10; JWeeks, Oakland, 8; Rios, Chicago, 7; Zobrist, Tampa Bay, 7; Andrus, Texas, 6; AEscobar, Kansas City, 6; ISuzuki, New York, 6; Trout, Los Angeles, 6. HOME RUNS—Hamilton, Texas, 39; ADunn, Chicago, 38; Encarnacion, Toronto, 37; MiCabrera, Detroit, 35; Granderson, New York, 34; Willingham, Minnesota, 33; Beltre, Texas, 30; Trumbo, Los Angeles, 30. STOLEN BASES—Trout, Los Angeles, 44; RDavis, Toronto, 40; Revere, Minnesota, 32; Crisp, Oakland, 31; AEscobar, Kansas City, 27; BUpton, Tampa Bay, 27; Kipnis, Cleveland, 26. PITCHING—Price, Tampa Bay, 17-5; Weaver, Los Angeles, 16-4; Scherzer, Detroit, 15-6; Sale, Chicago, 15-6; MHarrison, Texas, 15-9; Darvish, Texas, 14-9; Vargas, Seattle, 14-9; PHughes, New York, 14-12. STRIKEOUTS—Verlander, Detroit, 209; Scherzer, Detroit, 204; FHernandez, Seattle, 191; Darvish, Texas, 188; Shields, Tampa Bay, 181; Price, Tampa Bay, 175; Peavy, Chicago, 162; Sale, Chicago, 162. SAVES—Rodney, Tampa Bay, 42; JiJohnson, Baltmore, 41; RSoriano, New York, 36; CPerez, Cleveland, 34; Nathan, Texas, 30; Valverde, Detroit, 28; Aceves, Boston, 25; Reed, Chicago, 25.


BMW Scores PGA-BMW Championship Scores Friday At Crooked Stick Golf Club Course Carmel, Ind. Purse: $8 million Yardage: 7,497; Par: 72 Second Round Vijay Singh 65-66—131 Ryan Moore 66-66—132 Rory McIlroy 64-68—132 Tiger Woods 65-67—132 Lee Westwood 68-65—133 Bo Van Pelt 64-69—133 Seung-Yul Noh 68-66—134 Graham DeLaet 64-70—134 Graeme McDowell 68-67—135 Dustin Johnson 68-67—135 Bill Haas 71-64—135 Padraig Harrington 70-65—135 Tom Gillis 69-67—136 Robert Garrigus 67-69—136 Ian Poulter 68-68—136 Adam Scott 68-68—136 John Huh 70-66—136 Zach Johnson 67-69—136 Phil Mickelson 69-67—136 Troy Matteson 70-66—136 Chris Kirk 68-68—136 Justin Rose 67-70—137 Rickie Fowler 67-70—137 Louis Oosthuizen 68-69—137 Martin Laird 69-68—137 Charl Schwartzel 69-68—137 Brendon de Jonge 71-66—137 Luke Donald 66-72—138 Brandt Snedeker 69-69—138 Ben Crane 67-71—138 Kyle Stanley 68-70—138 Sergio Garcia 69-69—138 Ernie Els 68-71—139 Geoff Ogilvy 68-71—139 Ben Curtis 70-69—139 John Senden 70-69—139 Jason Dufner 72-67—139 Webb Simpson 64-75—139 Jim Furyk 69-70—139 Nick Watney 70-69—139 David Hearn 69-70—139 Ryan Palmer 66-73—139 Matt Every 68-71—139 Bubba Watson 69-71—140 Bob Estes 71-69—140 Johnson Wagner 70-71—141 Bud Cauley 69-72—141 Keegan Bradley 71-70—141 Steve Stricker 68-73—141 Kevin Stadler 69-73—142 Brian Harman 73-69—142 Tim Clark 71-71—142 Matt Kuchar 69-73—142 Charlie Wi 70-72—142 Jimmy Walker 67-76—143 Scott Piercy 72-71—143 Hunter Mahan 70-73—143 Kevin Na 72-71—143 Greg Chalmers 74-70—144 J.B. Holmes 70-74—144 Pat Perez 72-72—144 D.A. Points 74-71—145 Jeff Overton 74-72—146 Carl Pettersson 75-72—147 Charley Hoffman 75-72—147 Dicky Pride 76-71—147 Marc Leishman 75-73—148 Mark Wilson 72-76—148 William McGirt 77-72—149 Bryce Molder 77-72—149


Saturday, September 8, 2012


Singh in position to end drought



Lady Indians Beat Springfield

Takes one-shot lead at BMW scores, the guys are just running off. I just wanted to get to double digits (under par) today. I felt like that would have been a good accomplishment the way I was hitting the golf ball, and happy to get a couple of more." McIlroy's mistakes all seemed to cost him, whether it was a threeputt bogey or bad lies when he missed the green. He was helped by a brilliant approach on the par5 ninth to just inside 5 feet for eagle. "I put myself in a great position going into the weekend," McIlroy said. "The round wasn't quite as good as it was yesterday. I didn't hit the ball quite as well. But I still managed to get around in 4-under par. “I'm very pleased about that. I just need to try and find a little more consistency. It wasn't that bad out there, but just a couple of missed tee shots and a couple of missed iron shots." McIlroy and Woods are both going for a PGA Tourleading fourth win of the year. Singh would settle for just one win at this point. His last victory was the Deutsche Bank Championship in 2008, the year he won the opening two FedEx Cup playoff events and essentially clinched the $10 million bonus. He would not have guessed that would be his last win. Since then, he has coped with nagging injuries and has been regaining his form and his confidence. He shared the 36-hole lead at the PGA Championship with Woods and Carl Pettersson, but a 7477 weekend sent him plummeting to a tie for 36th. Two weeks ago, he was one shot behind going into the weekend at Bethpage Black until a 76-75 weekend dropped him into a tie for 46th. The big Fijian had a good weekend in Boston, but that only covered up a poor start. As for what's keeping him from four solid days, Singh isn't sure. "I have no idea," he said. "I guess I want it so bad that I get in my own way. So I just have to get out of my own way and just play. Last weekend I played better, but I didn't play well the first two days. Hopefully, I can go out there and just shoot two comfortable rounds this week." A comfortable round might not be enough.

The pins were a little tougher for the second round, but that's not nearly enough to stop the best players in the world who can lift, clean and place their golf balls in the short grass before going after flags on rain-softened greens that putt smoothly because of only 70 players in the field. It's the perfect recipe for low scoring on any golf course, and that's been the case over two days at Crooked Stick. The average score over two days have been 69.6. Anyone not at 69 or better was losing ground. There already have been 21 eagles and 621 birdies over two days, which at least gives the sold-out gallery something to cheer. Bill Haas had the best round Friday at 64, despite a bogey on the 17th hole. There were 32 rounds in the 60s, and only 10 players failed to shoot par or better. That included three U.S. Ryder Cup players — Matt Kuchar, Webb Simpson and Steve Stricker, who had a 73 despite a hole-in-one with a 6-iron on the sixth hole. Hunter Mahan, concerned about an "empty feeling" after not being selected for the Ryder Cup, had a 73. Moore tied for 16th a year ago in the BMW Championship and finished third in 2010, both times at Cog Hill. He is at No. 35 in the FedEx Cup, needing to get into the top 30 to advance to the Tour Championship in two weeks for a shot at the $10 million bonus. Haas is at No. 28, and helped himself immensely with a 64. Haas won the FedEx Cup last year, saving par out of the water during a playoff, but a strange piece of history is working against him. No FedEx Cup champion has ever made it back to East Lake for the Tour Championship the following year. Much like Singh, however, Haas a lot of work left. Given the low scoring — and there's nothing to indicate that will change — the final two rounds of the BMW Championship would be wide open. Twenty players were within five shots of the lead, a group that includes Graeme McDowell, Dustin Johnson and Phil Mickelson. "Let's be honest," McDowell said. "You've got to keep going low this weekend."

In search of ride Danica hopes to drive at Indy 500 RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Danica Patrick said Friday she is still looking for an opportunity to race in the Indianapolis 500 next season — if she can get a competitive ride. "I'd like to if it's with the right team," Patrick said at Richmond International Raceway. "If it's not, then there is no point for me. I feel like I'd still be able to get in a seat and get comfortable with the amount of practice time there is in Indy and have a shot to win the race. But again, if I don't have a shot to win the race or feel like it's a real opportunity, then I am not going to do it." Patrick made seven Indy 500 starts, with a best finish of third in 2009 — the highest ever finish

for a woman in the field. She left IndyCar at the end of last year for NASCAR and is scheduled to run the full Sprint Cup season in 2013. In that Cup job with Stewart-Haas Racing, Patrick would be committed to run NASCAR's Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway on the same day as the Indy 500. The last driver to run both races on the same day was Robby Gordon in 2003. There is only a handful of team owners in IndyCar who could field a potential winning car for Patrick, since any effort would be just for her and for that race. Putting together a team and finding the sponsorship needed to fund the effort might not

be easy. "We're working on it. I'd like to do it if we can," Patrick said. She also said she would like to run Nationwide races next season. Patrick ran a limited Nationwide schedule the last two years with JR Motorsports and is in her first full season this year. "I would like to run some Nationwide races next year, for sure," she said. "The big tracks because they definitely relate the closest, Daytona and Talladega. And I'd like to run some of the tracks that are more challenging and difficult, and tracks that benefit from just pure track time. Things like that are good for me to run next year and get that extra track time.”


Piqua’s Tori Hostetter (above) moves the ball down the field against Sprigfield Wednesday at Wertz Stadium. Brittany Dyas (below) does a flip throw. Piqua shutout Springfield for the win. Piqua will play at Vandalia Wednesday.

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CARMEL, Ind. (AP) — Vijay Singh keeps giving himself chances to end four years without a PGA Tour victory. He made four birdies around the turn Friday for a 6-under 66 in the BMW Championship, putting his name atop the leaderboard for the second time in his last four tournaments. It won't get any easier the rest of the way. Tiger Woods was one shot behind. So was Rory McIlroy. Going into a storm-filled weekend at Crooked Stick, four players who have reached No. 1 in the world were among the top six. "I've got to keep it going," Singh said. "I've been playing well for two days for a while now, but I need four days of good playing. Sooner or later, I think four days is going to happen. And hopefully, it starts this week." Woods started slowly and finished strong, with birdies on his last two holes for a 67. McIlroy, coming off what he called one of the best ball-striking rounds of his life, had to overcome four bogeys for a hard-earned 68. Joining them one shot out of the lead was Ryan Moore, who had a 66 and seems to play well in the BMW Championship no matter which state it is held. Lee Westwood (65) and Indiana native Bo Van Pelt (69) were two shots off the lead. Singh was at 13-under 131 on Crooked Stick, a Pete Dye course that is vulnerable to low scoring because of rain over the last several days. The second round was played early Friday to beat approaching thunderstorms, and the times were pushed back slightly Saturday to recover from whatever rain falls overnight. These are supposed to be the FedEx Cup playoffs. The scores make it look like the old Bob Hope Classic, especially after a week in which McIlroy won on the TPC Boston at 20-under 264. "You come to a Pete Dye golf course, and you don't expect to see 13-under par leading after two days," Woods said. He was happy just to be in the mix. For the second straight day, Woods wasn't particularly sharp in any area of his game except for posting a score. "I didn't have it with my swing," Woods said. "Just kind of fighting it around here. You look up at the


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