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Community meal slated Saturday PIQUA — God’s Table, a communitywide free lunch, will be served from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 325 W. Ash St. The lunch will include ham casserole, green beans, peaches and dessert. The public is welcome to come and share the meal.

PIQUA — Students in grades 4-8 at the Piqua Catholic North Campus, along with teachers and staff, gathered beneath the flag flown at half staff located at the school’s front lawn to give a special Sept. 11 prayer Tuesday. “We’re here to remember what happened 11 years ago today,” said Sister Mary Alice Haithcoat, assistant principal, to the group of students standing in a circle with a flag clutched in one hand and a prayer sheet in another. Some too young to remember or even born yet when tragedy struck the U.S. 11 years ago when terrorists killed more than 3,000 people by crashing planes into the World Trade Center in New York City, the Penta-


Students carrying flags gather around the Piqua Catholic School North Street campus flag, which was flying at half-staff on Tuesday during a ceremony commemorating the 11th anniversary of the September 11, 2001, terror attacks against America. gon and a Pennsylvania one that Haithcoat feels lies that have been af- special prayer broken into field. shouldn’t be forgotten. fected because of that,” six parts. First each An event that trans“We’re here to today re- said Haithcoat as she led teacher read a prayer with formed not only a country member all those who lost the group in the Pledge of but an entire world, and their lives, and the fami- Allegiance followed by the See Remembering/Page 8

Crowds smaller on 11th anniversary Scaled-back collective mourning

Moments in Time The Piqua Chapter No. 80, Junior Order of United American Mechanics, leased the entire third floor of the Coke Hall on High Street in April 1936.


BY JENNIFER PELTZ AND MEGHAN BARR Associated Press NEW YORK — There were still the tearful messages to loved ones, clutches of photos and flowers, and moments of silence. But 11 years after Sept. 11, Americans appeared to enter a new, scaled-back chapter of collective mourning for the worst terror attack in U.S

Carrie Bergonia remembers her fiance, firefighter Joseph Ogren, who was killed in the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, during a ceremony marking the 11th Lottery anniversary of the attacks at the National September CLEVELAND (AP) — 11 Memorial at the World Trade Center site in NewYork The following are Tues- on Tuesday. day’s winning Ohio Lottery numbers: Night Drawings: ■ Rolling Cash 5 02-14-21-36-37 ■ Pick 3 Numbers 3-8-8 ■ Pick 4 Numbers BY BETHANY J. ROYER chambers. 3-1-1-2 The meeting will begin with Day Drawings: Staff Writer Paul Sherry Chrysler Dodge Jeep ■ Pick 3 Midday Ram and RVs officials present to 7-7-5 PIQUA — City Planner Chris discuss their well-known sign ■ Pick 4 Midday Schmiesing, Director of Health near the intersection of Inter4-8-9-8 For Mega Millions, and Sanitation Amy Welker and state 75 and County Road 25-A. visit City Engineer Amy Havenar will In a letter addressed to combe at the helm for a public work mission and city officials, the session at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in Index See Workshop/Page 8 the Piqua City Commission Classified ...............11-13 Comics ........................10 Entertainment ...............5 Golden Years .................6 Health ............................7 by Versa: Freedom Central, HeartHoroscopes.................10 land Publications, Impressions Local ..........................3, 8 Media, and Ohio Community Nation ............................8 Media. NIE page ........................9 The merger includes the I-75 Obituaries..................2, 3 North Group, which includes the Opinion ..........................4 PHILADELPHIA, Pa. — Versa Piqua Daily Call and its sister paSports.....................14-16 Capital Management, LLC Weather .........................3 (Versa), a private equity invest- pers, the Troy Daily News, the ment firm, today announced the Sidney Daily News and the Tipp creation of Civitas Media, LLC City/West Milton Weekly Record (Civitas), a new community news Herald. “The continued growth of our media company. Civitas, Latin for “community” or “citizen,” com- corporation, while maintaining 6 2 bines four media entities owned local and regional day-to-day op7 4 8 2 5 8 2 1 0 1 Courtesy of the Piqua Public Library

history. Crowds gathered, as always, at the World Trade Center site in New York, the Pentagon and a Pennsylvania memorial Tuesday to mourn the nearly 3,000 victims of the 2001 terror attacks, reciting their names and remembering with music, tolling bells and prayer. But they came in fewer numbers, ceremonies were less elaborate and some cities canceled their remembrances altogether. A year after the milestone 10th anniversary, some said the memorials may have

reached an emotional turning point. “It’s human nature, so people move on,” said Wanda Ortiz, of New York City, whose husband, Emilio Ortiz, was killed in the trade center’s north tower, leaving behind her and their 5-month-old twin daughters. “My concern now is … how I keep the memory of my husband alive.” It was also a year when politicians largely took a back seat to grieving families; no elected officials See Anniversary/Page 8 The large Paul Sherry sign, that sustained damage during a June wind storm, near the intersection of Interstate 75 and County Road 25-A in Piqua will be a topic of discussion at the Piqua City Commission work session on Thursday.

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Robert J. Hirt son-in-law, Donald Houser; a and g r e a t grandson, Charlie Pratt. Mr. Hirt was a 1934 graduate of Piqua Catholic High School. He retired from Hartzell Fan in 1981 after 40 years of service, and was a member of Hartzell’s Quarter Century Club. He was a longtime member of St. Boniface Catholic Church, where he served as a Eucharistic Minister and Sacristan. Robert was also a member of the Knights of Columbus Council of Piqua, and a founding member of the ROMEO’s Club. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Friday at St. Boniface Catholic Church with the Rev. Fr. Thomas Hemm C.PP.S. as Celebrant. Burial will follow in Forest Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. Thursday at the Jamieson & Yannucci Funeral Home, where a prayer service will begin at 5 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Miami County, P.O. Box 502, Troy, OH 45373. Condolences to the family may also be expressed through

Dorothy A. Bashore BRADFORD — Dorothy A. Bashore, 90, lifetime resident of the Bradf o r d area, d i e d S u n d a y , Sept. 9, 2012, a t Miami Va l l e y BASHORE Hospital, Dayton. She was born March 18, 1922, in Franklin Township (Darke County), to the late John and Dora (Vanatta) Wion. She attended Bradford Church of the Brethren. She also was a member of the Town Squares Quilt Club, Greenville and the Bradford Modernaires. She was an adviser for the Purple Ribbon 4H Club for many years; enjoyed quilting and made a quilt for each of her grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, John Martin Bashore in 1992; son, Larry Bashore; granddaughter, Casey Ann Brown; two brothers; and five sisters.

Dorothy is survived by three sons and daughtersin-law, Sam and Zona Bashore of Greenville, Don and Tish Bashore of Greenville and Richard and Karla Bashore of Bradford; two daughters and sons-in-law, Phyllis and Harvey Crick of Greenville and Deborah and Barry Brown of Villages, Fla.; 13 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson; brother and sister-in-law, Robert and Lulu Wion of Urbana; and sister, Betty Brewer of Greenville. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at Stocker-Fraley Funeral Home, Bradford, with Pastor John Shelton officiating. Interment will be in Gettysburg Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 5-8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Brethren Retirement Community Resident Fund, 750 Chestnut St., Greenville, OH 45331. Condolences may be left for the family at

GREENVILLE — Richard Eugene Elliott, 78, of Greenville, died at 9 : 2 0 p . m . S u n d a y , Sept. 9, 2012, at his residence. H e w a s born in ELLIOTT Sidney, on June 21, 1934 to the late Leo A. and Bertha C. (Hauser) Elliott. On Sept. 25, 1954 in Piqua, he married Patsy Kerrigan. She survives. Richard also is survived by one son and daughterin-law, Randy and Tammy Elliott of Arcanum; two daughters and sons-in-law, Pamela and Martin Kies of Quincy and Peggy and Rusty Orndorff of Piqua; two brothers and sister-inlaw, James Elliott of New Carlisle and William and Joyce Elliott of Piqua; eight grandchildren, Brandon Cantrell of, Tipp City, Lisa McFeeley of Pennsylvania, Misty Elliott of Tipp City, Dusty Elliott of Toledo, Kristy Elliott of Greenville, Tiffany Cooper of Piqua, Amy Orndorff of West Milton and Amber

Orndorff of Piqua; and 16 greatgrandchildren. He was preceded in death by two brothers and one sister. Richard was a member of Piqua Eagles 614 and Piqua Loyal Order of the Moose 1067, both in Piqua. He worked for Champion Paper, Piqua, for 19 years before retiring from Brown-Bridge in Troy in 1996. Richard proudly served his country as a member of the U.S. Army from 1957-59. Funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at Melcher-Sowers Funeral Home, Piqua, with the Rev. Fr. Angelo Caserta officiating. Burial will follow in Forest Hill Cemetery, Piqua. Full military honors will be provided by The Veterans Elite Tribute Squad. Friends may call 5-8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to MelcherSowers Funeral Home, 646 W. High St., Piqua, OH 45356 to help defray the funeral costs. Condolences may be expressed to the family at

William Andrew ‘Bill’ Barnes FLETCHER — William Andrew “Bill” Barnes, 88, of Fletcher, passed away S u n d a y , Sept. 9, 2012, (also k no wn a s Grandp a r ents’ Day) in the BARNES Upper Valley Medical Center, Troy. Born Feb. 6, 1924, he is survived by two children, son, Ron Barnes and his daughter, Becky Cook. He also is survived by grandsons, Edward Ulsh and Robert Ulsh; a granddaughter and her husband, Tammy and Jacob OToole; and his dog Princess. Bill also was blessed to have five greatgrandchildren, Reagan Ulsh, Aleigha Ulsh, Arielle Barnes, Lauren Barnes and Elliot Barnes. He also has another great-grandchild on the way. He was preceded in death by his parents, Harry and Helen (Plack) Barnes; his wife Roberta (Zupp) Barnes; and greatgrandson, Dallas Star OToole.

Bill was a member of the United S t a t e s Army Air Corps where he served as a fighter pilot during World War II. He retired from Ohio Bell Telephone Company. During retirement he was the caretaker at the village of Fletcher cemetery. He was a member of American Legion Post 184, Piqua and AMVETS Post 88, Troy. He enjoyed bead work, plastic canvas crafting, NASCAR and photography. He has been a little league coach, boy scout leader, and supporter of the school band programs. He took pride in having his family surrounding him, playing games, and caring for his late wife Roberta until she went to walk with Jesus. Viewing will be held from 6-8 p.m. today at the Suber-Shively Funeral Home, 201 W. Main St., Fletcher. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, at the funeral home. Burial will follow in Miami Memorial Park, Covington. Condolences to the family may be sent to w w w. s h i v e l y f u n e r a

Death notices PIQUA — Rev. Fr. Thomas J. Grilliot, 71, of Piqua, died peacefully at 1:15 p.m. Monday Sept. 10, 2012, at the Mercy Siena Woods Care Community of Dayton. His funeral arrangements are pending through the Jamieson & Yannucci Funeral Home. PIQUA — Mary “Jean” Rush, of Piqua, died Saturday, Sept. 8, 2012, at her residence. Services are pending at Melcher-Sowers Funeral Home, Piqua. SIDNEY — Michael B. “Spacey” Tracey, 64, of Sid-

ney, passed away at 4:55 a.m. Monday, Sept. 10, 2012, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Dayton. Funeral services will be held Thursday at the Cromes Funeral Home, 302 S. Main Ave. with the Rev. Jonathan W. Schriber

officiating. Burial will be at Thursday at Cromes FuShelby Memory Gardens. neral Home, Sidney, with the Rev. Alan Acree officiSIDNEY — Frank ating. Burial will be at Calvin Lunsford, 88, of Cedar Point Cemetery in Sidney, passed away at Pasco with full military 12:39 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 9, honors provided by the 2012, at his residence. Fu- Sidney American Legion neral services will be held Post 217.

Donna L. Batten PIQUA — Donna L. Batten, 84, formerly of 910 Boal Ave. Piqua, died at 6 a . m . Mond a y , Sept. 1 0 , 2012, at Garb r y Ridge A s sisted Living. BATTEN She was born April 1, 1928, in Piqua to the late Clarence and Viola (Pohlschneider) Ault. She married William W. Batten Jr. on Jan. 15, 1953, in Piqua; he preceded her in death Sept. 11, 2005. Survivors include two daughters, Ann L. Batten Wilson of Dayton and Brenda L. (John) Piatka of Beavercreek; a brother, William Ault of Sidney; a sister, Norma Cromes of Piqua; four grandchildren, Zachary Wilson, Seth Wilson, Jamison Piatka, and Mackenzie Piatka. She

PIQUA — Rebecca L. Hughes, 27, of Piqua, formerly of Midd l e town, died at 2 : 2 1 a . m . S u n d a y , Sept. 9, 2012, HUGHES at her residence. She was born Nov. 2, 1984, in Middletown to David Wood of Middletown and Sylvia S. (VanWinkle) Hess of Middletown. She married Coy T. Hughes on Feb. 17, 2006, in Troy; and he survives. Other survivors include three daughters, Kaitlyn Hughes, Alexcis Hughes

and Kelsie Hughes all at home; five brothers, Joe Wood, John Wood, Mike Wood, Chris Wood, and Matt Wood, all of Middletown; and two sisters, Elizabeth Hess and Cristal Hill, both of Middletown. Mrs. Hughes was a graduate of Middletown High School and worked at the Penn Station Restaurant in Middletown and the Piqua Walmart Store. She loved her family and will be sadly missed by all who knew her. Private services are being provided to the family through the Jamieson & Yannucci Funeral Home. Condolences to the family may also be expressed through

Richard H. Short PIQUA — Richard H. Short, 89, of Piqua, passed away Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012. He was born near Lockington in Shelby County on Sept. 18, 1922, and moved to Piqua in 1926. He worked at Lear Aviation and BF Goodrich and retired in 1973 after 25 years in procurement and contract administration for the Department of Defense. He served in the Army Air Corps as a radio operator in AACS in World War II in the South Pacific. He held an amateur radio license K8UAS for 60 years. He was a 50year Masonic Lodge member and a member of the American Legion, Post 184. He was preceded in death by his mother and father along with four sisters and two brothers. He

is survived by one son a n d daughteri n - l a w, Rick and Kathy Short of Covington; one grandson, Michael J. Short of Troy; one granddaughter, Staci and her husband, Clint Kirker of Covington; and two great grandchildren, Cameron and Taylor Kirker of Covington. Graveside services were held at Highland Cemetery with Pastor Stephen Nierman officiating. Services are in care of Bridges-StockerFraley Funeral Home, Covington. If desired, contributions may be made to State of the Heart Hospice, 1350 N. Broadway St., Greenville, OH 45331. Condolences may be left for the family at

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was preceded in death by a brother James Ault. Mrs. Batten was a 1946 of Piqua graduate Catholic High School and retired as an insurance clerk for the Clawson-Bayman Insurance Company. She was a member of St. Boniface Catholic Church, the St. Clare’s Society, the Piqua Leisure Club and she enjoyed playing cards. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Boniface Catholic Church with the Rev. Fr. Thomas L. Bolte as the Celebrant. Burial will follow at Forest Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. Friday at the Jamieson & Yannucci Funeral Home where a prayer service will be conducted at 5 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Boniface Catholic Church, 310 S. Downing St., Piqua, OH 45356. Condolences to the family may also be expressed through

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PIQUA — Robert J. Hirt, 95, of Piqua, died at 2:02 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 9, 2012, at the Upper Va l l e y Medi c a l Center, Troy. He w a s b o r n A p r i l HIRT 1 8 , 1917, in Piqua, to the late Ernest A. and Gertrude (Crowley) Hirt. He married Dorothy R. “Dody” Recker April 18, 1940 at St. Boniface Catholic Church; she preceded him in death Oct. 10, 1996. Survivors include eight children, John (Dianne) Hirt of Media, Pa., James (Faye) Hirt of Holland, Mich., Mary Ann Houser of Dayton, Nancy (William) Brown of Longmont, Colo., Kathleen (Henry) Cianciolo of Troy, Joan (Patrick) Liddy of Lawrenceburg, Ind., Ann (William) Jaqua of Piqua and Joseph “Buzz” (Suzanne) Hirt of Worthington; 21 grandchildren; and 23 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by four sisters, Elizabeth Jenkins, Helen Mikesell, Martha Hampshire, Mary Walling; a brother, Richard Hirt; a

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Nice weather to continue High pressure is going to dominate the weather pattern for the next several days across the Miami Valley. Look for lots of sunshine, little wind and pleasant temperatures. Highs gradually warm into the low to mid 80s by Thursday. It appears that a cold front will be moving into the area Friday. This will begin to increase our chance of rain heading into late Friday and Friday night. High: 83 Low: 54.




The Piqua Community Diversity Committee and Piqua Don Gentile Squadron 709 of the Civil Air Patrol have joined forces to provide on-going maintenance of the Goodrich-Giles Park, located on South Main Street, south of the power plant building. A clean up was held Aug. 25. The park is used by local fishing enthusiasts. Pictured above are cadet Staff Sergeant Makayla Engley and squadron commander Captain Richard Borgerding.

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Rita Lorena (Kaiser) McGreevy Frigidaire in Dayton, North Wayne Manor Nursing Home and The Baptist Home in Piqua. She was a talented seamstress, enjoyed playing cards, reading, bingo, gardening, cooking and music of any kind. She was a member of St. Ann’s Sodality in Russia, the Catholic Ladies of Columbia in Russia, the Houston Grange Chapter and Senior Citizens of Shelby County-Russia Chapter for many years and served in various officer positions over the years. She loved people and helping others. She served on the Area Agency on Aging Council; volunteered for blood bank drives and was always willing to give her time for charitable functions. She had many friends and never met a stranger. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at St. Remy Catholic Church, 108 W. Main St., Russia, with the Rev. Fr. Frank Amburger officiating. Burial will follow at St. Remy Catholic Church Cemetery. Family and friends may visit from 7:30-9:30 a.m. Thursday at the Adams Funeral Home, 1401 Fair Road, Sidney. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Houston Rescue Squad in Rita’s memory. All funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the staff of Adams Funeral Home Online memories may be expressed to the family at



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Death notices DAYTON — Luther “Gene” Baxter, 74, of Dayton, passed away Sunday, Sept. 9, 2012, at Stone Springs of Vandalia. Services will be held at the convenience of the family. Arrangements in care of Hale-Sarver Family Funeral Home, West Milton. LIMA — Robert L. Ambos II, 68, of Sidney, passed away at 1:05 p.m. Monday, Sept. 10, 2012, at St.Rita Medical Center in Lima. A Celebration of Robert’s life will be held Friday at the Cromes Funeral Home & Crematory, Sidney, with the Rev. Philip K. Chilcote officiating.

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SIDNEY— Rita Lorena (Kaiser) McGreevy, 98, formerly of Russia, passed a w a y peacefully at 5:10 p.m. S u n d a y, Sept. 9, 2012, at F a i r - MCGREEVY haven Nursing Home, Sidney. She was born Oct. 12, in Cranberry 1913, Prairie, the daughter of the late William H. and Frances (Buehler) Kaiser. On June 11, 1936 she married Harold (Sam) McGreevy in Dayton. He preceded her in death Sept. 18, 1978. Rita is survived by children, Ellen (Gary) Yinger of Sidney, Yvonne McGreevy of Russia and Neil (Cheryl) McGreevy of Newport; foster daughter, Clarette Fabian (Dennis) McCain of Centerville; eight grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; four foster grandchildren; and sister; Betty Lou (Larry) Holtel of Oldenburg, Ind. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold McGreevy; sons, Patrick William McGreevy and Wayne McGreevy; sister, Irene Treon; brothers, Cyril (Rex) Kaiser, Carl Kaiser, Victor Kaiser and Luke Kaiser; and foster grandchild, William Fabian. Rita was a member of St. Remy Catholic Church in Russia. Harold and Rita were foster parents for 25 years. Rita was a homemaker and enjoyed life on the farm. She worked at

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am the president of Community Advisory Council appointed by the city of Piqua to look into water issues that affect the city of Piqua. Our committee is dedicated to maintain and improve our water resources to provide quality drinking water to the city of Piqua. I commend our commissioners on their decision to build our own water treatment plant. I did attend the meeting on July 31 at Edison Community College to hear the report by the group employed by both cities to investigate a possible joint venture. The committee did a good job in evaluating the potential for a joint venture, however they acknowledged that a lot of the decisions were based on input by both cities as to their future needs and their past experience. When the smoke settled, the committee concurred that the water costs by both communities are going to increase. Their projections however are not based on fact, but based on speculation of future needs and the growth of each community. Troy has been successful in bringing new industry in and I commend them for that, however that does not mean that their rates will be any different than Piqua. Piqua’s only additional costs are for financing eiTHOMAS J. BUECKER ther the new facility, or joinGuest columnist ing in the joint venture. Due to our obsolete water plant we are forced to spend $32 million now. So do we buy new or buy into an old system? Either way the rates have to go up to pay for the EPA required upgrade. Piqua does not have a contamination issue at the present time and we have three sources of water available to us, to chose from, if a contamination issue did arise. Piqua uses surface water which flushes out fresh rain water, and we can add fresh water from the river or use Rocky Ridge Lake to satisfy our needs. The contamination issue in Troy is very real as was expressed by the investigated team and they have no idea what the result of increasing the production from the Troy facility will have on the future contamination of their wells. There are already several sites in Troy that have attracted Ohio and Federal EPA studies. Piqua does not have these problems and the committee does not feel we need those problems. The joint venture study did not deal with the quality of Piqua’s surface water resources as opposed to Troy’s underground wells. Piqua did its own study to supplement the findings of the joint venture group and decided that the difference in cost between the two ventures was minimal. If Piqua builds its own facility, 30 or 40 years from now, we will still have a facility that will have value. If we join the joint venture, 30 or 40 years from now or more, we will be looking at replacing the Troy facility and we will have nothing to show for our financial investment. For the difference we have to someday before our plant is shut down by EPA. In price, do you buy a used facility or do you buy new?

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triple-threatens the harditing the preamble fought, hard-won ecoto the Constitution nomic progress that that united 13 indeObama has struggled to pendent states and creachieve. ated the United States of Wall Street bounced America by forming a back early in Obama’s admore perfect union, forministration, and the mer President Bill Clinmillionaires and billionton said, “If that is what DONNA BRAZILE aires who run it actually you want, if that is what had their incomes imyou believe, you must vote Columnist prove during the recesand you must re-elect sion. We went from a loss (rounded up) of President Barack Obama.” In a masterful presentation, Clinton 800,000 jobs monthly to steady job disposed of the past that has consumed growth; we added an additional 4 million the 2012 election so far, and set the stage jobs because of the Obama stimulus. America is demonstrably better off for Obama to address the future. Political commentators couldn’t resist today. Political director for CBS News, John appreciating the speech because none equaled him. “Love him, hate him — you Dickerson, stated the Obama’s public just saw Koufax pitch, DiMaggio play perception problem succinctly: “People centerfield, Rubenstein tickle the are better off … but people don’t feel ivories,” wrote veteran political corre- that way.” Romney/Ryan have “people where their feelings are, and Obama has spondent Jeff Greenfield. Beyond this, Clinton did something to make a long, factual case … and that’s the American public is hungry for: He the tension.” Clinton made that “long, talked policy. He talked issues. He was factual case.” Clinton affirmed, in spite specific. “A longtime hallmark of Clin- of non-stop Republican obstructionism ton’s speeches is believing that voters and negativity, that Obama’s policies are want to hear more about policy than doing well, yet need time to reach comthey usually get to,” Washington Post pletion. Clinton figured out for the America columnist Ezra Klein tweeted. “And people what they already knew, but were being right.” Clinton took the American people off struggling with because of a 24/7 ona political fast-food diet, fed them meat slaught by Republican myth-makers and potatoes — and lots of healthy veg- that nothing Obama was doing was sucetables — and they loved it. He actually cessful — even as they took credit for talked longer (48 minutes) than his in- Obama stimulus jobs he placed in their famous convention address back in 1988, states. Republican congressional leaders’ when Democrats wildly roared approval 100 percent partisan, no-compromise strategy put their own jobs ahead of when he said he was almost finished. The fact-checkers had an easy night your jobs and your future. Despite all with Clinton. As former Pennsylvania this, Obama saved the auto industry. He Gov. Ed Rendell put it, “His speech was made college more affordable. He delivfact-checked 15 ways to Sunday.” Clinton ered on health care. He pulled the econdemolished the Triple R omy away from the precipice of a (Romney/Ryan/Republican) arguments disaster bigger, deeper and more devasagainst Obama. But, more importantly, tating than the Great Depression. Clinton said that no president, includClinton gave his certification — as no one else is in a position to do — that ing himself, could have cleaned up the Obama not only laid the foundation for a mess left for Obama in just four years. better economy, but for a better, more Clinton pointed to the record: In 52 peaceful, cooperative, pull-together years, the Republicans have created 24 America. “Democracy does not have to be million jobs, and the Democrats 42 mila blood sport,” said Clinton, summing up lion jobs. “Now, there’s a reason for this.” Clinton said, “It turns out that advancthe Triple R approach. Under President Clinton, we had a ing equal opportunity and economic emThomas J. Buecker is president of the Community good economy, employment went up, and powerment is both morally right and Advisory Council and a resident of Piqua. the deficit went away — we ran a sur- good economics.” That’s the Obama phiplus. The nation added 22 million pri- losophy — the Obama plan. Having a vate sector jobs. We also added a sensible plan matters. That’s what President active role for government: We put the Clinton showed in his speech and that’s middle class first, we raised taxes on the what President Obama will do over the rich, and we used education, environ- next seven weeks. What now of the future? If we stick ment, health care, training programs, etc., to give the middle class a fair shot with the guy who’s leading us now, things are going to get better. at a better life. Then the advocates of an unfettered Donna Brazile is a senior Democratic Wall Street came to power. They did all the things that Romney/Ryan/Republi- strategist, a political commentator and cans are promising to do, the things that contributor to CNN and ABC News, and created the worst financial crisis since a contributing columnist to Ms. Magathe Great Depression. The Triple R plan zine and O, the Oprah Magazine.


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To the Editor: I can see no reason to reward obstructionism. After the mid-term elections in November 2010, the Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell is reported to have said, “Well that is true (making Obama a one-term president is) my single most important political goal along with every active Republican in the country.” And the Republicans in the U.S. Senate set a record with over 100 filibusters in this session of Congress, the purpose being to stop any legislation, no matter how much it would help the country, that would make President Obama look good. Now with the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla., concluded, first, with the vice president nominee Paul Ryan getting all confused about who closed the GM plant in Janesville, Wis. (Bush 2008), whose budget was going to cut $716 million from Medicare (his own budget proposal) and his blaming President Obama for a deficit mostly created by programs Ryan voted for while Bush was president, and, second, with aging actor Clint Eastwood talking to an empty chair when he should have been talking to the empty suit (Romney). For eight years, the country went downhill and when we finally get a m o d e r a t e - f o r- a l l - t h people president in the form of President Barack Obama, all the Republicans can offer is obstructionism. We can do better than that by returning President Obama to the White house for four more years. —George A. Parker Piqua

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A good conversationalist Review: lets others have their say Anderson’s gorgeous, challenging ‘Master’ DEAR ABBY: I’m really bad when it comes to speaking. It’s hard for me to squeak out the few words I can. I am shy and not very sociable, so when I’m with people, even my two friends, I feel like I come across as rude. I never have the right things to say. When I’m with my family, I don’t usually have this problem. In public, it seems like everyone else is so much more interesting than I am. Making conversation is a lot of trouble. I know this sounds silly, but do you know if there is anything that can be done about it? I heard you had a booklet about being more social. Is it still published? If so, how can I get one? — VICTORIA IN SOUTH CAROLINA


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Advice not only for what to say, but also what NOT to say, which is one of the keys for becoming the kind of person other people find interesting, attractive and want to know better. If parents, teachers and clergy know people who need help in this regard, it might make an inexpensive gift that could help change the course of their lives. Most people can concentrate on only one thing at a time. One of the best cures for shyness is to forget about yourself and on the concentrate OTHER person by asking about what he or she is interested in. Try it, and you’ll find it works.

VICTORIA: DEAR Making conversation may seem like “a lot of trouble� to you because making conversation is a SKILL that you haven’t yet mastered. A surefire way to contribute in social situations is to become informed about what is going on in the world by reading books, magazines, the Dear Abby column (of course) and going on the Internet. The more informed you are about the world, the better you will be. You don’t have to be an “authority� on everything. A good conversationalist is interested in what other people have to say instead of feeling pressured to fill the air with the sound of his or her own voice. My booklet “How to Be Popular� is filled with suggestions about how to polish one’s social skills. It isn’t meant to be read just once and then put aside. Read it often because it covers a variety of social situations. It can be ordered by sending your name and address, plus check or money order for $7 (U.S. funds) to Dear Abby Popularity Booklet, P.O. Box 447, Mount Morris, IL 61054-0447. Shipping and handling are included in the price. There are tips

DEAR ABBY: I have this little boy I tutor. He is 7 and says he loves me. I’m 18. I try to tell him I’m way too old and he isn’t my type, but all he says is, “Age ain’t nothing but a number.� Help! I need to know what to do. — ALEX IN NEW JERSEY DEAR ALEX: Start by telling him that the word “ain’t� isn’t appropriate — that what he should be saying is, “Age isn’t anything but a number.� Then tell him that while you are complimented, he is there to study — so you’ll revisit the subject when HE is 18. Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Write Dear Abby at or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069.

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CHRISTY LEMIRE AP Movie Critic Viewers hoping for a juicy expose of the super-secretive Church of Scientology in “The Master� might want to adjust their expectations just a tad. Writer-director Paul Thomas Anderson has acknowledged that the cult leader of the film’s title — played with great bluster and bravado by Philip Seymour Hoffman, one of his longtime players — was inspired by Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard. And certain key phrases and ideas that are tenets of the church do show up in the film. There’s the notion that everything that shapes us is recorded from our earliest days, even in the womb, and that people can dig deep into their pasts — into past lives, even — to purge negative experiences and emotions and achieve a state of perfection. “The Master� takes place in 1950 as Hoffman’s character, the charismatic Lancaster Dodd, is releasing an important new book outlining his bold philosophy; that’s the same year Hubbard published his worldwide bestseller, “Dianetics.� And Amy Adams, as Dodd’s true-believer wife, Peggy, makes this quietly forceful proclamation toward the end: “This is something you do for a billion years or not at all.� It’s a number that couldn’t possibly be random, given the billion-year contract the most devoted Scientologists sign. And yet, the church — or rather, “The Cause,� as it’s known here — emerges relatively unscathed. Dodd, whom his followers refer to as “Master,� is commanding and calculating and sometimes even cruel, but the bond he forges with a wayward Joaquin Phoenix reveals his inquisitiveness, his generosity of spirit and a love that can’t be defined, teetering as it does between the paternal and the homoerotic. Meanwhile, Phoenix’s character, the troubled, volatile and often inebriated Freddie Quell, seems at his happiest once he’s safely ensconced within the group. He’s still a “scoundrel,� as Dodd affectionately labels him upon their first meeting, but at least he’s functioning in a society. But “The Master� isn’t interested in anything so clear-cut as joy vs. misery. It’s about the way people’s lives intersect, if only briefly and perhaps with-

out a satisfying sense of closure. Anderson, long a master himself of technique and tone, has created a startling, stunningly gorgeous film shot in lushly vibrant 65mm, with powerful performances all around and impeccable production design. But it’s also his most ambitious film yet — quite a feat following the sprawling “Magnolia� and the operatic “There Will Be Blood� — in that it’s more impressionistic and less adherent to a tidy three-act structure. If you like answers, you will feel frustrated. And yet, as fond of ambiguity as I usually am, I still felt a bit emotionally detached afterward. Wowed, for sure, but not exactly moved. Still, “The Master� does grab you from the first image: an overhead shot of a deeply blue-green Pacific Ocean as it churns behind a ship, punctuated by the unsettling score from Radiohead guitarist Jonny Greenwood (also the composer on “There Will Be Blood�), with its percussive knockings and staccato strings. We are on edge from the start, and Phoenix’s presence magnifies that sensation. Hunchedover and mumbling, with an off-kilter sense of humor and a screwed-up mouth, Freddie is all impulse, and it’s usually of an adolescent, sexual nature. In his first film since the 2010 performance-art stunt of “I’m Still Here,� Phoenix once again digs deep to mine his character’s inner torment and comes up with a mix of haunting quirks and tics. Freddie wasn’t entirely right before he left Lynn, Mass., to fight in World War II, and Navy combat has only traumatized him further. After drifting from job to job — including a stint as a department-store photographer, which Anderson and frequent Francis Ford Coppola cinematographer Mihai Malaimare Jr. depict in long, fluid, bravura takes — Freddie finds himself wandering onto a docked yacht that’s the site of a lavish party. Turns out, Dodd has borrowed the vessel for his daughter’s wedding, and everyone on board is sailing from San Francisco to New York. (The shot of the yacht gliding beneath the Golden Gate Bridge toward a vibrant setting sun is a beauty, and Anderson knows it, and he knows to hold it for a long time for maximum effect).

Dodd takes an instant liking to his stowaway and makes him his protege. Maybe he’s fascinated by this young man’s animalistic nature from a scientific perspective and wants to tame him. Or maybe he recognizes a kindred spirit; despite Dodd’s mantras about not letting your emotions control you, he quickly snaps when questioned or crossed, and he’s just as fond as Freddie is of the drink. This sets up one of the film’s most riveting scenes: Dodd records Freddie answering a series of questions (“informal processing,� he calls it) which begins with the mundane and becomes increasingly probing. The repetition, and the rapid-fire give-and-take that starts out calmly and builds to a crescendo, has a mesmerizing musicality and it reveals painful, personal truths. As Freddie insinuates himself within the highest echelons of The Cause and Dodd’s own family, Peggy mistrusts him more and more. Adams has the least-showy part among the three leads but in some ways, she might just give the most impressive performance of all. Slowly, steadily, she reveals Peggy as the true brains and muscle of the operation. It’s frightening, and it demonstrates yet another facet of Adams’ great versatility. Dodd’s Cause aims to provide a path for a post-war America seeking direction, a sense of comfort and community for those who have figuratively (and, in Freddie’s case, literally) been at sea. Or at least that’s the gruel he’s spoon-feeding the mixed-up masses. Anderson, in typically daring fashion, has no interest in assuaging anyone. And so although he’s given us a rare jewel box of a film from a visual standpoint, the open-endedness it depicts ultimately resembles ordinary, everyday life. “The Master,� a Weinstein Co. release, is rated R for sexual content, graphic nudity and language. Running time: 137 minutes. Three and a half stars out of four. ___ Motion Picture Association of America rating definition for R: Restricted. Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian.

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no reason to risk the spade finesse if he did not have to lose a diamond. This could happen if either defender was dealt the singleton or doubleton diamond queen -- about a l-in-6 possibility. So after drawing trumps, he cashed the A-K of diamonds. When the queen fell, the spade finesse became unnecessary, and South lost only a club to make the slam.



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as nowhere near as good a possibility as the straightforward finesse. Accordingly, after taking the club ace, he drew trumps and led a spade to the queen. East won with the king and returned a club, and that was that -down one. At the other table, South spotted a superior line of play -- one that would give him an extra chance without having to try the spade finesse initially. He saw that there was


The album opens with a forlorn fiddle, feverish and fidgety until it finally settles on a D. With that, the tone is set. Bluegrass rarely gets more bluesy than on "Calling Me Home." This is mountain music,sorrowful and restless and struggling to make sense of its surroundings and the way they've changed. In 11 well-chosen covers, West Virginia native Kathy Mattea sings eloquently about the complicated relationship between the people of Appalachia and the land they've long loved but also abused.It's a place where the roots are deep, and the scars are, too. Residents of the region have often sung about such things, but seldom better than Mattea does here. Her commanding alto gracefully bears the weighty subject matter,whether she's singing about wildlife or the afterlife. Most of these songs are

also about coal, to one degree or another. Included are tunes by revered mountain music songwriters Hazel Dickens, Alice Gerrard and Jean Ritchie, along with fine contributions from such contemporary artists as Larry Cordle and Laurie Lewis. Stuart Duncan and Bryan Sutton lead a stellar cast of musicians backing Mattea. While the album grabs the listener from that first fiddle lick from Duncan, the finish is also something to savor. A trio of concluding tunes serves as a lovely benediction by extolling the beauty of faith, the earth and music.


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number of variables might need to be considered and assessed. In many cases, though, the solution is really rather easy to find. Take this case from a Grand National Teams knockout match. At both tables North-South reached a very reasonable six-heart contract, and West led the king of clubs. Making the slam appeared to depend on a successful spade finesse as the only way to avoid a club loser. At the first table, South briefly considered the alternative of cashing the ace of spades and ruffing two spades in his hand in the hope that the king would fall, but he correctly dismissed this


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ears ago, in a tight semi-circle, two of the grandchildren and I watched the impending “birth” of a cicada from the paper-like shell attached to the trunk of our tree. The back of the encasement had split open and the locust had begun to emerge from its translucent womb, a lengthy process requiring periods of rest. The struggle and slow process made me want to help free the exhausted aphid from a long and difficult labor. It was the only birth I ever observed that didn’t bring a tear to my eyes, and I was relieved when it was loose from the confinement. Appearing to tremble, it was in a helpless condition. The still-wet wings were folded tightly against the insect, making escape impossible until it dried. It was beautiful to watch nature in re-creation and a new experience for the children. On an autumn afternoon years later, walking alongside a country road, I saw a tall dried weed that was so unusual I couldn’t leave it alone. I snapped off the brittle stem and took it home with me for closer examination. I couldn’t identify the dark brown pouch that was tightly glued to the thick stem. It occurred to me that it could be a kind of nursery with incubating insects. Hoping it didn’t hold a family of baby spiders, I stuck it in a jar and generally forgot about it. Through the winter,



LOVINA EICHER The Amish Cook days. It seemed like enough to work 5 days and Saturday was the day to get caught up on work at home. A lot of the deer hunters are doing target practice with their bows. They are getting excited for opening day of deer season. The boys picked five big buckets of tomatoes out of our garden last night. Susan and I did laundry this morning and it looks like we will be working up tomatoes this afternoon. I am glad to fill more jars. Sister Emma will drop off Stephen, 5, in a little bit. She has to take one of her children to a doctor appointment this afternoon. Since Stephen goes to school in the morning I imagine he will have plenty of stories to share with us. Kevin was excited to have Stephen at school this year. This is a delicious, easy breakfast and you could use potatoes from your garden in it. POTATO OMELETTE 6 small potatoes 3 med onions 6-8 ounces smoked ham 12 eggs Salt and pepper to taste Oil Slice potatoes, onions, and ham as thinly as possible. Saute potatoes and onions in oil until soft but not brown. Butter a 7 1/2 by 11 3/4 glass baking dish. Layer potatoes, onions, and ham in the dish. Stir eggs with salt and pepper to taste and pour over top. Bake at 325 for 20–25 minutes or until eggs are set.

■ Grandparenting Dear Grandparenting: Allow me if you will to wax philosophically with you. I am 67. My grandson is 21. Given the chance to choose, which age would you pick to be? Almost without thinking, most grandparents would go with youth. After all, I have supposedly begun my decline, while my grandson hasn’t even entered his prime. But I wouldn’t trade places if you paid me! Maybe I would take his body, but definitely don’t give me his mind. I can tell you he is under all kinds of pressure. I think that’s typical of grandchildren today. He worries about pretty much everything – keeping a job, affording a home, finding a good wife, the safety of planet earth. Who wants to be rid-

ing that kind of emotional roller coaster? Don’t you think life gets easier at about the same time we become grandparents? — Ben, Waynesboro, Pa. Dear Ben: Yes, in some ways life does get easier as years go by. We’ve more or less figured it out, whereas grandchildren look down the long road ahead and see insecurity at every turn – financial uncertainty here, political paralysis there, global insecurity everywhere – a not so fine how-do-you-do from a society that worships youth, but serves it less surely. On every level but the physical, it gets easier because grandparents cope bet-


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my front porch! Where did he come from? How did he know she was there? How did she know it was okay? What if I hadn’t seen her and put her outside? Well, the encounter was certainly the first for her and I decided to allow them some privacy. Each time I checked, they’d never moved. I wondered how long that carrying-on was going to carry on, right there on the porch, for heaven’s sake! I hoped they weren’t observed by those passing by. Before daybreak, I made my last rounds; their activity was unchanged! Barely an hour later, the couple had taken off, leaving no sign of their rendezvous, not checking out at the desk, no thank-you notes, no forwarding address, and not taking care of their bill - for the best accommodations available: A Room With a View. I never even received a postcard. (Aside, thanks to whoever gifted us with the ceramic “Westie,” left on the porch railing. Earl likes it, too.) You can contact Carolyn Stevens at PROVIDED PHOTO

The Piqua-Lewis Boyer Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) Chapter hosted a grave marking Sept. 8 at the Forest Hill Cemetery in Piqua in honor of Anna Marie (Wack) Christy. This year marked the late Mrs. Christy as a 20year member and she was remembered for her smile and riding in the Memorial Day parade in the DAR car. Mrs. Christy also enjoyed the DAR meetings and listening to the guest speakers and students essays. As a lifetime Piqua resident, she loved her city and took pride in being a DAR member. She also worked for the Piqua Daily Call. Her husband Harry and their seven children collectively purchased the DAR emblem for her gravestone and the chapter officially dedicated it with a ceremony with members and family present. After the grave ceremony, the members met at the Greene Street United Methodist Church in Piqua for a short business meeting and carry-in lunch.

As years go by ter. Studies show that seniors focus more on positives and shed the negatives, letting go of losses and seeking out situations to elevate their mood. They acquire better problem solving skills and emotional stability, which helps explain why so many grandparents report feeling much younger than their chronological age – in a recent Pew Research poll, one third of respondents aged 65 to 74 say they felt 10 to 19 years younger. With greater equanimity, life is good. As America’s longest-running advice column for grandparents,we are experts in that special reward that keeps grandparents young at heart and in the game. Pew Research confirmed what we’ve known all along:

In response to an open ended question, more than half of those 65 and above say what they value most about being older is spending time with their grandchildren. GRAND REMARK OF THE WEEK

TOM & DEE HARDIE KEY KIDDER Anne Parks of Seattle, Columnists Wash. had to double up and share her queen bed with granddaughter Jade after Jade’s parents were delayed by car problems. “Grandma, you are so soft and comfy,” said Jade. “Don’t you think I’m just too fat?” said Anne. “No, you are perfect…for a grandmother.” Jade’s comment was “a qualified compliment to be sure,” said Anne, “but it

touched this grandmother’s heart.” Dee and Tom, married more than 50 years, have eight grandchildren. Together with Key, they welcome questions, suggestions and Grand Remarks of the Week. Send to P.O. Box 27454, Towson, MD, 21285. Call 410-963-4426.


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proached, the “expectant” insect case left my mind and I stopped the frequent inspection. Just before it was time to return the plant to the porch, I had the surprise that topped all others. Sitting on an outer branch was a positively huge, motionless, something-or-other, with wings that had not yet opened. It was bigger than a butterfly but certainly not a bird. The body was as thick as my thumb and a rich orange color. By the time I got out my books, the wings had unfurled and revealed itself as a Cecropia moth, the most beautiful of that species. It was larger than the entire palm of my hand, at least a six-inch wing span. The wings were a soft velvety brown, patterned uniquely by nature with stripes, dots, and swirls of beige, cream, and orange. Breathtaking! Afraid it would take off and fly through the house, I quickly and carefully carried the plant to the porch; the moth never moved. I didn’t have a decent camera but the vision remains in my memory. Back to household chores, I returned to the porch often to ensure its safety. And then, WOW! It appeared to have multiplied, looking like identical twins! Or, on closer observation, was it conjoined twins? Face-to-face? Oh, for goodness sake. She was mating - with the first male that came along. The little tramp was “entertaining” him on

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the jar was moved from one side of the window sill to the other but generally left undisturbed. During the day, it was warmed by the low rays of the sun; at night, it was cooled but protected by the glass window pane. Unwittingly, I’d provided nature’s birthing room. An early springtime morning, I walked into the kitchen and was stunned by the sight on the countertop. The dried pod on the stem had opened and there were hundreds — maybe thousands — of tiny, crawling bugs, barely large enough to see. I had become the foster mother of miniature, newborn, praying mantises. There was no one but me to witness the miracle — and nobody but me to scoop them up and run outside. Hoping they’d be safe in the flower bed, I made several trips, trying to save them all without smashing any. I never saw a single one after the first hour of their surprise entrance and was left with a feeling of guilt for having disturbed the balance of nature. After that, I followed the instructions I frequently gave my children: “If it’s not yours, leave it alone.” Another autumn, another plant, but that time it was one of my own that I brought in from the porch when summer was ending. I don’t remember exactly when I spotted a chrysalis (or cocoon?) on an inner branch of a large (legal) potted plant. Christmas apWhen

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Getting nervous chool doors opened on Tuesday, Sept. 4. The house seemed pretty empty after the six youngest left for school at 7 a.m. They had Rich for their bus driver again, which made them happy. Rich has been the bus driver for the children ever since we moved to Michigan eight years ago. He is a good bus driver. (Editor’s Note: Amish schooling differs from place to place. In some communities Amish children primarily attend parochial schools, in others it is public. In Lovina’s settlements, children attend public school or are homeschooled). Son Kevin enjoyed his 7th birthday on Sunday. Daughter Loretta baked a cake for Kevin. She didn’t know he wanted cupcakes instead but he said it didn’t matter. I decorated his cake using candy to write “happy birthday.” He looked pretty happy when he saw it. We gave him a bike for his birthday. He has never had his own. He would just use the other old bikes we have around here. He is so proud to have his very own bike and all of his free time riding. I even caught him riding it in our basement the other night. He found a big bottle of baby powder and sprinkled “trails” on the basement floor. He was biking on the trails until I came downstairs and stopped him. He told me since we told him he couldn’t bike on the roads that he was trying to make roads in the basement. It left quite a dusty floor and mess to clean up! Loretta is getting nervous about her surgery which will be on Monday. We will all be glad when it is over with. I hope and pray everything will turn out ok. She is very tired after a day spent at school. My husband Joe and Joseph took the boat out on the lake on Monday, Labor Day. They fished most of the day. Elizabeth and Benjamin went with Elizabeth’s friend Timothy on a boat on a different lake. They all came home with some fish, which were mostly bluegill. The rest of the children and I spent the day relaxing at home. It was a nice day and would have been a good afternoon to do laundry, but we waited until Tuesday, though, so Susan and I could do it after the children left for school. We all needed that break. Elizabeth was glad to have a day off from the factory. They are putting in longhours everyday. It sounds like she will have to work Saturdays now. When I worked at a sewing factory before I was married I did not like working Satur-


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Many thanks for support over the years elieve it or not, it’s been four years since I was writing to you about the baby girl growing in my belly, the endless doctor appointments and constant blood sugar checking. Jenabella Marie Runyon will be four years old Sept. 19. As I do this time every year, I want to thank you for all your support during those tough nine months. Pregnancy with diabetes is extremely difficult both physically and mentally. Your well wishes, emails, prayers, comments and questions helped so much! I am beyond grateful for them! Now, I’d like to tell you a little about the person that baby girl you all supported has become. She is a beautiful, blue-eyed, blondehaired ball of personality! She knows what she wants and by God you better give it to her! Now, as a parent, this can be difficult, but I’m happy she has this trait. It will serve her well in the future (I try to remember


Jenabella Marie Runyon turns four years old on Sept. 19. this when she’s having a Diva moment). I know that she won’t take any crap off anybody. She’ll stand her ground when tested and that is music to my ears.

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Fluoride an ideological clash STEVEN DUBOIS Associated Press PORTLAND, Ore. — It’s a dental story told so often it borders on cliche. When someone moves to Portland from another state — and that’s most people you meet in this city of transplants — their new dentist takes one look at their excellent teeth and concludes they must have been raised elsewhere, a place that puts fluoride in its drinking water. The tale is also told from the perspective of native Portlanders. “I have had several dentists comment on my and my children’s teeth, saying: ‘Oh, I can see you grew up in Portland,’” Mary Lou Hennrich said. And that’s no compliment, she added. Portland is the largest city in the U.S. that has yet to approve fluoridation to combat tooth decay, a distinction that could change at Wednesday’s city council meeting. Mayor Sam Adams and two city commissioners have announced their support, ensuring a

majority on the five-member panel. Fluoridation has been an emotional topic in communities across the country for more than 50 years, and continues to be in cities ranging from conservative Wichita, Kan., to a place whose unofficial motto is “Keep Portland Weird.” Portland is considered one of the nation’s most liberal, and the issue presents a clash between two progressive positions: the desire to improve the dental health of low-income children and the impulse to avoid putting anything unnecessary in the air, food or water. “The fact that Portland stands out as the largest U.S. city without fluoridation is not the kind of weird we should be,” the mayor said. “This is causing pain to kids.” Many in Portland and the state have long opposed public fluoridation, saying it’s unsafe and violates an individual’s right to consent to medication. While 73 percent of the U.S. population drinks water treated with

fluoride, the rate is less than 25 percent in Oregon. Portland voters twice rejected fluoride before approving it in 1978. They overturned their decision before it was ever added to the water. The issue re-emerged last month, when a coalition of health and other organizations that had been lobbying the council for more than a year gained the public support of Commissioner Randy Leonard. Opponents criticized the council for rushing into action without a public vote, and plan to collect signatures to force a referendum on it in May 2014. More than 225 people signed up to testify at a public hearing last week that ran 6 ½ hours. Sixty-one percent opposed fluoridation. “Barnyard animals are force medicated, not human beings,” said Mike Smith, a member of the Occupy Portland movement. Portland’s drinking water already contains naturally occurring fluoride, though not at levels considered to be effective at fighting cavi-

Free chronic disease workshop SIDNEY — Dorothy Love Retirement Community and the Area Agency on Aging, PSA2 are offering a free chronic disease self-management workshop for six weeks on Sept. 18 and 25 and Oct. 1, 9, 16 and 30. There will be a complimentary lunch starting at noon in the Amos Community Center on the Dorothy Love campus, 3003 W. Cisco Road, Sidney.

This program brings together people with different ongoing medical conditions to help manage symptoms and live healthier, happier lives. Participants get the support needed and find practical ways to deal with pain, fatigue, and depression. They will discover ways to eat healthier and be more physically active. They also will learn better ways to talk with doctors and

family about health issues and will find ways to relax and deal with stress. Consider attending this workshop if you live with long-term health conditions; feel limited in daily activities; feel tired, alone or stressed by health problems; or are looking for better ways to manage your symptoms. Advance registration is required by contacting Lu Ann Presser at (937) 497-6542.

back she wouldn’t be able to talk! Her hands are constantly moving as she tells stories and the girl has got some great facial expressions and voice inflections that she does not hold back! It’s so neat to hear her vocabulary expand and see her personality develop. She surprises me every day with something she says or does. She’s in the four-year-old preschool class and is taking dance. She loves them both! And, while she loves playing dress up, school and dance, the thing she loves the most is her mom! I’ll try to get through this without getting the keyboard too soaking wet from my tears. My Bella Bean is my shadow. She cannot get enough of me. While this too can be difficult at times, I love her so much and am so happy I have her! There would be a huge hole in my life if she wasn’t in it! I’m glad I went through all that I did to bring her safely into this world, and


Columnist I’d once again like to thank everyone for supporting me along the way! My pregnancy was made so much easier and safer because of the advances that have been made in diabetes care. These advances would not be possible without people working hard to bring in funds for research and trials. I’m doing the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation’s Walk to Cure Diabetes on Sept. 29. To join my team, Type 1 Talkers, and walk or make a donation, visit No amount is too small! On behalf of diabetics everywhere, I thank you so very much for your support in helping to fund advances that let us not be limited by the disease!


In this Thursday, Sept. 6 file photo, demonstrator China Starshine holds up signs outside of City Hall where the Portland City Council opened public testimony on Commissioner Randy Leonard’s plan to fluoridate the area’s drinking water in Portland, Ore.

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us from sadness and guided us to this time of remembrance,” read Haithcoat. “We remember that we are to love,” replied the students and teachers, who continued with a remembrance of the firefighters who rushed into burning buildings to save others, police officers who protected and defended, the thousands of workers,

men and women, old and young, single and married, who did not escape the buildings. And the millions of Americans who gave to the survivors, to aid in their recovery. The day’s special prayer included remembrance of the Rev. Fr. Tom Grilliot, who has served the school for a dozen years and passed away on Monday, with Linda

Richard, secretary at the St. Mary’s Parish, ushering in the Star-Spangled Banner. “Just remember this is a very special day in the lives of many, many people so let’s keep them in prayer today,” said Haithcoat, thanking Kathy Henne, broker and owner of Re/Max, for donating flags to the students before dismissal.

PIQUA — The Third Annual Cameron’s Smile 5K run/walk will take place on S a t u rday at Edison Community College, parking Lot 4. T h e r a c e w i l l begin at FORROR 8 a.m. with check-in and registration starting at 7 a.m. The race/walk will once again partner with A Special Wish Foundation — Dayton Chapter to help grant the special wish of a 6-year-old local Piqua boy. Cameron’s Smile 5K was founded in 2009, by Tonya and Chad Forror, parents of Cameron, in his memory. Cameron passed away in September 2008 at the age of 17 from complications from surgery. For the past three years the Forror Family has hosted the race to give a local child diagnosed with a life threatening illness an opportunity to have their wish granted by A Special Wish Foundation. “Cameron’s wish to visit Walt Disney World was granted by A Special Wish and it provided us the opportunity to be a family again without the worry of doctor visits and or hospitals,” said Tonya and Chad Forror. “The week we spent in Florida gave us memories that we will cherish forever and Cameron Smile’s 5K allows us to pay it forward to a family who is experiencing the challenges of having a

pulled negative campaign ads and avoided rallies, with the president laying a wreath at the Pentagon ceremony and visiting wounded soldiers at a

Maryland hospital. And beyond the victims of the 2001 attacks, attention was paid to the wars that followed in Iraq and Afghanistan. In Middletown, N.J., a bedroom community that lost 37 residents in the attacks, town officials laid a wreath at the entrance to the park in a small, silent ceremony. Last year, 3,700 people attended a remembrance with speeches, music and names read. “This year,” said Deputy

Mayor Stephen Massell, “I think less is more.” Some worried that moving on would mean Sept. 11 will fade from memory. “It’s been 11 years already,” said Michael Reneo, whose sister-in-law, Daniela Notaro, was killed at the trade center. “And unfortunately for some, the reality of this day seems to be fading as the years go by. … I hope we never lose focus on what really happened here.” Thousands had attended

the ceremony in New York in previous years, including last year’s milestone 10th anniversary. In New York, a crowd of fewer than 200 swelled to about 1,000 by late Tuesday morning, as family members laid roses and made paper rubbings of their loved ones’ names etched onto the Sept. 11 memorial. A few hundred attended ceremonies at the Pentagon and in Shanksville, Pa., fewer than in years past.


Miami County Sheriff’s deputies investigate a roll-over crash on County Road 25-A near the Miami-Shelby county line Monday morning.

Seatbelts, airbags curb injuries BY MIKE ULLERY Staff Photographer PIQUA — Seatbelts and airbags prevented a Monday morning roll-over crash on County Road 25A at the Miami-Shelby county line from becoming more serious, according to

first responders. Miami County Sheriff’s deputies and emergency responders from Piqua and Fletcher responded to the 10000 block of County Road 25-A around 9:30 a.m. CareFlight was put on standby when it was determined that the driver and a passenger would both

Remembering Continued from page 1 the group answering as a whole. “Lord of the nations, God of our strength, the tragedy of September 11 is still so vivid in the minds and senses of many of us. What we saw, how we felt, and what we said is still so very present for us. Yet with a gentle hand, you have lifted

child with a life threatening illness and hopefully provide them with the same joy we experienced. A Special Wish Foundation has a very special place in our heart and we are honored to be able to continue Cameron’s legacy by helping to grant a wish each year.” A Special Wish Foundation is honored by the generosity of the Forror family and touched they have included the foundation in memorializing their son Cameron. All proceeds of the race will go toward granting the wish to visit Walt Disney World for a 6-year- old local Piqua boy,” said David Seyer, executive director of A Special Wish Foundation – Dayton Chapter. “Tonya, Chad and their family are very special to our organization and their dedication is inspiring to all of us.” Registration for the 2012 Cameron’s Smile 5K can be found online at Entry fee is $15 per person and the deadline to pre-register is today. For more information, contact reach Tonya Forror at The mission of A Special Wish Foundation (ASW) is to grant the wish of a child or adolescent, birth through age 20, who has been diagnosed with a life-threatening disorder. Since 1983, the Dayton Chapter has been granting wishes to children and adolescents in Montgomery, Miami, Darke, Greene, Mercer and Shelby counties. To learn more about A Special Wish log on to

As bagpipes played at the year-old Sept. 11 memorial in New York, families holding balloons, flowers and photos of their loved ones bowed their heads in silence at 8:46 a.m., the moment that the first hijacked jetliner crashed into the trade center’s north tower. Bells tolled to mark the moments that planes crashed into the second tower, the Pentagon and a Pennsylvania field, and the moments that each tower collapsed.

Anniversary Continued from page 1 spoke at all at New York’s 3½ -hour ceremony. President Barack Obama and Republican Mitt Romney

Workshop Continued from page 1 Sherry family explained how damage from the June windstorms provided an opportunity to rebuild their currently non-functioning 1,260 square feet sign. One that was originally lit with bulbs, and updated in 2011 when replacing the burned out fixtures proved difficult. While the dealership, in business since 1968, has proposed a much smaller 601 square foot detached, off-premise sign, the size is not permitted by the local zoning code. As, according to the information packet for the work session, the proposed new signage would be considered a billboard which is prohibited

after an adoption of updates to the code in 2007. The Sherry family will appeal the ordered “cease and desist” building of the new sign at Thursday’s meeting that will include a presentation on the code of ordinances in relation to billboard, off-premise and on-premise signs by Welker. Along with a PowerPoint presentation by Schmiesing and Havenar on the U.S. 36 corridor beautification project. Commission work sessions are offered once a month in the commission chambers starting at 7:30 p.m. The next work session is scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 11. The public is invited and encouraged to attend.


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’day mates! And welcome to the Land Down Under. (That’s Australia to you yanks.) Australia is the only continent that’s also a country. It’s the smallest continent but the sixth largest country in the world. It’s called the Land Down Under because it lies entirely in the Southern Hemisphere. That means that when it’s summer here in North America, it’s winter in Australia. Its hottest month is January! Millions of years ago all of the continents belonged to one great landmass, but Australia is thought to have been the first

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continent to separate from that landmass – about 200 million years ago – so its plants and animals developed differently from any other place in the world. You’ve probably seen pictures of kangaroos and koalas (Careful! Don’t call them “koala bears” because they’re really not bears at all!), but Australia is home to hundreds of other animals that don’t live anywhere else. Because of its location, the climate in Australia is very warm. Most of its population lives in cities along the southern coasts, where the weather is cooler. The interior of Australia, called the “outback,” is mostly desert, and very few people live there. People

who do live in the outback, mostly sheep and cattle farmers, may live 100 miles or more from their nearest neighbors. Outback children “go to school” by talking to teachers over two-way radios. Native Australians, now called Aborigines, have lived on the continent for at least 40,000 years. But today the great majority of people in Australia are descendants of the Irish and English immigrants who began settling there when Australia became a British prison colony in 1788. English is the official language.


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(with Associates degree)

Wage will be calculated upon relevant experience and education. Full-time RN Afternoon/evenings


Full-time LPN

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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

Apply in person: 1501 Experiment Farm Road Troy, Ohio (937)332-1500

Shaffer is currently seeking dependable, quality-focused individuals for the following trades on all three shifts: PRESS BRAKE LASER MACHINING MIG WELDER LABORER/ ASSEM

Service Consultant M-Fr mornings / 26-28 hrs/wk Looking for a friendly, energetic person with great phone skills and a desire to help people. Send resume to

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:

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12:00pm-4:00pm (Mon-Fri)

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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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ALPA of Lima, an extrusion blow molding facility is accepting applications and resumes for the position of Utility Packaging Operator. Responsibilities for this position will include the set up and operation of multiple packaging equipment, visual QC checks, and changeovers. ALPA offers competitive wages and benefits including medical, dental, and vision insurance, plus a 401K plan. To be considered for the positions applicant must be able to successfully pass a background check and a drug screen. Applications for this position will be accepted on Monday to Friday from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm at our facility. Resumes can be sent to the below address:


(with CDA)

Miami County Municipal Court

Utility Packaging Operator

Wage scale is: $8.66 to $9.35


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

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Piqua Manor is seeking a Case Manager for our 130 bed skilled nursing facility. Applicant must possess a current Ohio Licensure as an RN as well as understand MDS and the date setting process. Knowledge of PPS/ Medicare/ Medicaid/ Insurance rules and regulations preferred. This position also requires assessing potential residents at the hospital or in their home. We offer a complete benefit package including: major medical, dental, vision along with a company matched 401K plan. Interested applicants should send a resume to: Piqua Manor 1840 West High St. Piqua, Oh 45356


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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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300 - Real Estate


400 - Real Estate For Sale

For Rent

305 Apartment 1, 2 & 3 Bedroom, Houses & Apts. SEIPEL PROPERTIES Piqua Area Only Metro Approved (937)773-9941 9am-5pm Monday-Friday 1 BEDROOM, upstairs, 431 West Ash, stove, refrigerator, no pets $335, Credit check required, (937)418-8912 1 BEDROOM, upstairs, separate w/d hookup, stove, refrigerator, heat included, no pets, $450, 626 Caldwell unit 4, Credit check required, (937)418-8912 EVERS REALTY TROY, 2 bedroom townhomes, $695, 3 Bedroom double $675 (937)216-5806 2 BEDROOM, 313-1/2 Broadway, upstairs, w/d hookup, stove included, $385, No Pets, Credit check required (937)418-8912

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

510 Appliances APPLIANCES, Refrigerator, Stove, Washer & Dryer, (937)570-6877 Call in AM CHEST FREEZER, Haier brand, 7.1 cu ft, just purchased 2/2012, $175. Call (937)489-3217.

Spacious apartments, appliances, w/d hookups, a/c and more Pets welcome $525-$650 Call for details and income restrictions (937)335-3500 BRADFORD, 1 Bedroom downstairs, Ideal for 1 person, $425 Monthly plus deposit, includes utilities, Non smoking, No pets! (937)448-2927 PIQUA 317 South Roosevelt, 1 bedroom, water, sewer, appliances, yard work included, $375 monthly (937)778-8093 PIQUA, 414 S Main, large 2 bedroom, stove refrigerator $400 monthly, Credit check required, (937)418-8912 PIQUA, 439 1/2 Adams, upstairs, 1 bedroom, Stove, refrigerator, no pets! $315 Monthly, Credit check required, (937)418-8912 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, 2 Bedroom ranch, near I-75. Newly refurbished, A/C, appliances, w/d hookup, patio $575 (937)750-1220 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.

583 Pets and Supplies

FABRIC, 3 big boxes of assorted fabric. $60 (937)418-9271

PEKINGESE/ SHIH Tzu mix puppies. (3) Females, Tri-color. Really cute. $150 each. (937)394-7697

REFRIGERATOR, Standard white refrigerator, freezer on top, works great, couple of years old, $125.00, (937)773-3645 leave message 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. SEWING MACHINE, Brother, model SQ 9050, 1 year old, $80, (937)418-9271 WALKER, tub and shower benches, commode chair, toilet riser, grab bars, canes, entertainment center, 4 bar stools 24" (937)339-4233

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

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

583 Pets and Supplies 545 Firewood/Fuel

2-3 BEDROOMS in Troy

577 Miscellaneous

FIREWOOD, All hardwood, $150 per cord delivered or $120 you pick up, (937)726-2780.

BEAGLE MIX free to good home, 2 year female, needs fenced area for running and another dog, TLC. (937)339-5740 leave message

FIREWOOD for sale. All seasoned hardwood, $150 per cord split/ delivered, $126 you pick up. ( 9 3 7 ) 8 4 4 - 3 7 5 6 (937)844-3879

BEAGLES, Full blooded (2) males, (1) female, AKC & APR registered, 8 weeks old, (937)498-9973 or (937)638-1321

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

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

free yours!

WANTED, Someone to shear small flock of sheep, Call (937)710-9136

577 Miscellaneous AWNING, 16 Foot Canvas for RV with Hardware. Brand new! $400, (419)733-4484 CRIB, changing table, highchair, cradle, guardrail, pack-n-play, car seat, gate, tub, blankets, clothes, walker, stroller, doorway swing, travel bassinet. (937)339-4233 CRIB, real wood, good condition, stationary sides, $75 (937)339-4233 DINNERWARE, 12 place settings, all serving pieces, microwave and oven proof, $75 (937)335-2016

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. DACHSHUND pups, AKC. 8 pack of wiener dogs. Shot UPD, wormed, health gaurateed. ALL BOYS! 9-14 weeks. Special price $150. (937)667-0077 DOG: Approximately 7 years old Jack Russell type dog. Mild mannered and housebroken. Free to good home. (937)773-5335 LAB MIX, Beautiful loving, black & tan neutered male, current on shots, gets along with everyone, loves kids & cats, needs home with room to run & someone to play with, $100, (937)418-0814 or (937)570-5258

PIQUA, 3 bedroom, 112 South Main, 1.5 bath, stove, refrigerator, $500 monthly, No pets, Credit check required, (937)418-8912 PIQUA AREA, Candlewood, 908 Marlboro. 3 bedroom, $750 + deposit. Call (937)778-9303 days, (937)604-5417 evenings.

GUN CABINET, 6 capacity, lockable, glass front, $95. Call (937)773-4644 and leave message.

800 - Transportation

805 Auto 1998 CADILLAC El Dorado, excellent condition, must see to appreciate, fully equipped, 12 CD sound system, $6500 Call after 2pm (937)335-3202 2003 OLDSMOBILE Silhouette Van. Leather, V6, very clean & very good condition. 1 owner, 147k miles. $3750. (937)498-1599 2005 MERCURY Sable LX. Excellent condition. 12,054 miles, V6. $9000 or best offer. ( 9 3 7 ) 4 9 2 - 0 2 3 7 (937)570-2248 2012 HYUNDAI, Sonata SE, Silver blue pearl exterior, black interior, 18,500 miles, loaded, $23,900 (937)773-4493

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

895 Vans/Minivans 2005 DODGE Grand Caravan, V6, 72k miles excellent condition, very clean, all power, stow-ngo seats. $8400. (937)974-3508

PEEK-A-SHITZ PUPPIES 10 weeks, shots, wormed. Fun, loving and playful. 1 female $250, 3 males $200. Cash Only! (937)368-3830


Garage Sale To advertise in the Garage Sale Directory Please call: 877-844-8385

555 Garage Sales/Yard Sales COVINGTON, 5225 Myers Road. (corner State Route 41 & Myers). Thursday only 9am-6pm. OVER 40 FAMILIES! Name brand children's clothing sizes newborn-16 and juniors, some adult. Baby & nursery items, toys and books. Lots of household miscellaneous items.

COVINGTON, 8035 Mulberry Grove Rakestraw (1 mile south SR185), Thursday & Friday, 9am-5pm, Saturday, 9am-? HUGE SALE! Guns, antiques, tools, enclosed motorcycle trailer, motorcycle parts, DVDs, antique convertible, lots more! FT LORAMIE 121 Grandview Dr. Thursday Friday and Saturday 8-4. MULTI FAMILY! VERY NICE large clean sale! Lots of name brand quality kids clothes, GAP, Old Navy, Aero, plus tap and ballet items. Both boys and girls clothes, from baby up to teens plus young mens and womens. Great condition kids toys, childs guitar, air hockey and foosball table, Pioneer 6 disc CD changer, Panasonic surround sound system, 27" TV, computer printer, computer monitor, George Foreman grill, fabric scraps, household items and decorations plus lots more miscellaneous.

899 Wanted to Buy CASH PAID for junk cars and trucks. Free removal. Get the most for your junker call us (937)732-5424. OSGOOD September 14th and 15th 9am-5pm. OSGOOD COMMUNITY GARAGE SALES! List of sales and items sold will be at each location. Good quality sales. Follow the signs. ✦✦✦✦✦✦✦✦✦✦✦✦✦✦

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PIQUA, 1020 Lincoln, Thursday, Friday & Saturday, 9am-? Lots of glassware, antiques and Piqua stuff.

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

WEST MILTON, 2 bedrooms, appliances, W/D hookup, air. $470/month + $300 deposit. Metro accepted. (937)339-7028.

320 Houses for Rent

586 Sports and Recreation


PIQUA, 1203 N. Sunset, Friday, 9am-6pm, Saturday, 9am-1pm. Bicycle, patio furniture, new outside door, computer desk, lawn tractor wagon, TroyBuilt chipper/shredder, lawn spreader, fishing poles, tools, figurines, and lots of miscellaneous.

Call Us At 877-844-8385 or Stop By Our Office

555 Garage Sales/Yard Sales

PIQUA, 103 Lakewood Pl. Thursday & Friday 9am-5pm, Saturday 9am-1pm, Downsizing, 50+ years of stuff!!!! some antiques, including kitchen vintage pieces, Victorian side chair, patio heater, umbrella, 39x27inch butcher block, luggage, Webber grill, books, games, Christmas & Easter, kitchen & decorative items, picture frames, tv trays, golf clubs, Lots of miscellaneous PIQUA, 1328 Stratford Drive, Friday 9am-4pm & Saturday 9am-2pm, Multi family sale, Furniture, metal file cabinets, bed frames, curtains, Lots of miscellaneous PIQUA 1627 Haverhill Drive Thursday and Friday 8am-4pm 512 Hobart Slicer, fishing items, tools, gas smoker with tank, and many more household items

555 Garage Sales/Yard Sales

PIQUA, 904 Lambert Drive, Thursday, Friday, Saturday 9am-4pm, Moving & Estate Sale!! Household items, Glassware, 3 kids bikes, fabric, seasonal decorations (fall, Christmas), Longaberger pottery- ivy-retired in boxes, Boyds bears & friends, Something for everyone!! PIQUA, 915 Elm Street (in alley), Saturday, 8am-1pm. Small appliances and electronics, dishes, bookcases/shelves, exercise equipment, kitchen table/6 chairs, computer cabinets, miscellaneous luggage, car speakers, Christmas items, boy's clothes size 6, toys, games, craft items, artist easel, lots of miscellaneous.

PIQUA 411 Kitt St. (in back) Friday 9-4, Saturday 9-3. Lots of household decorations, bicycles, many miscellaneous items. Priced to go!

TIPP CITY (Rosewood Creek), 1215 Thornapple Way (west of Peters). Thursday, Friday, and Saturday 8am-3pm. Loveseat recliner with footrest; coffee table with lift top, 3 end tables, tall bookcase, all oak; 2 La-Z-Boys, Bissell vac, Frigidaire dehumidifier, TV stand, Nikon D70 with accessories, miscellaneous small items. All excellent condition

PIQUA, 421 West Greene Street, Friday & Saturday 9am-6pm, Moving sale! everything must go! furniture, appliances, tools, and more!!

TROY, 1013 South Crawford Street, Thursday Saturday, 7am-5pm. Moving sale! Pictures, mirrors, furniture, household items, everything must go!

PIQUA 636 Boone St. Friday and Saturday 9-? Lots of items. Too much to list! Great prices! Don't miss this sale.

TROY, 1410 and 1417 Barberry Court, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday 8am-5pm, antique child's table and chairs, old dolls, Singer sewing machine, clothes ladies's, men's XXL, girl's 3T, toys, hot wheels, action figures, airplanes, household items, children furniture

PIQUA, 2301 High Street, Saturday 8am-4pm, 3 FAMILY SALE! Guitar, keyboards, monitors, boat, bike, tiller, kitchenware, Halloween, adult clothing, Miscellaneous

PIQUA, 6360 NewberryWashington Road, Thursday & Friday, 9am-4:30pm, Saturday, 9am-Noon. Animated Christmas objects, brand name clothing: men's, women's, kids, household items, toys, shoes, acoustic guitar, books. SIDNEY 305 Belmont. Saturday 8am-4pm. LARGE MULTI-FAMILY SALE! Guitars (electric and acoustic), guitar amps, storage cabinet, cameras, computers, weed-whackers, vacuum cleaner, books, petite womens clothes size 8-10, prom dresses sizes 8 and much more!

TROY, 1420 Barberry Court, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday 8am-5pm Collectibles: Cherished Teddies (120), Possible Dream Santa's (34), Annalee dolls, Boyd's Bears and Figures, Longaberger baskets, Snowfolks snowmen, plates, Christmas tree and decorations, wreathes, animated santa with reindeer, Halloween, Easter, 50th Anniversary decorations, men's and women's clothing, and miscellaneous



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IN BRIEF ■ Football

Piqua netters lose

Piqua tickets are on sale Pre-sale tickets for the Piqua home football game Friday with Beavercreek are on sale. Pre-sale tickets are $4 for students and $6 for a dults. All tickets are $7 at the gate. Pre-sale tickets will be on sale at the Piqua Junior High School and the Piqua High School Athletic Department until 1 p.m. Friday. They will also be on sale at Joe Thoma Jewelers until 4 p.m. Friday.

Nees Show on Channel 5 The Bill Nees Show with Piqua football coach Bill Nees and host Lloyd Shoemaker can be seen on WOTVC Channel 5 each week. Schedule times are Wednesday: 11 a.m., 5 p.m., 9 p.m. Thursday: 10 a.m., 6 p.m. Friday: 9 a.m, 3 p.m. Saturday: 8 a.m., 5 p.m. Sunday: 10 p.m.

Lehman splits two matches


Former Piqua quarterback Justin Hemm makes a leaping catch for Adrian in the season opener.

Hemm ‘catches’ on quick Former Piqua QB breaks Adrian receiving record BY ROB KISER Sports Editor

ADRIAN, Mich — Justin Hemm demonstrated during his high school career, that he had the athletic ability to find success at anything he tried. And that has continued in college for the starting quarterback on the 2006 WPTW will broadcast Piqua football Division II two high school football state championship team games Friday. — only this time he is on Beavercreek at Piqua can be heard on 1570 AM. the receiving end — literally. Air time is 7 p.m. with Hemm, who started his Duane Bachman and Bob Luby calling the action. Springfield at Troy will be streamed on Air time is 7:15 p.m.

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Covington JH stays perfect

Copella cards 35 SIDNEY — The Lehman boys golf team coasted to a win over Waynesfield-Goshen 186-200. John Copella was match medalist with a 35 for Lehman. Other Cavalier scores included Sam Dean 43, Mitchell Shroyer 44, Bruce Eck 46.

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Hemm Quite A Catch Who: Justin Hemm The Buzz: The quarterback on Piqua’s 2006 6 Division II state championship football team recently broke the Adrian College career receiving yards record. Already There: Hemm was already in the record books at Adrian for his passing — he threw five TD passes in a game as a freshman, tying a school record.

Lady Cavs win The Lehman tennis team defeated St. Marys 3-2 Tuesday. In singles, Julia Harrelson defeated Katie Peterson 6-1, 4-6, 6-4; Sarah Gravunder defeated Emily Brown 2-6, 6-2, 6-4; and Diana Gibson defeated Ariel Dodson 6-1, 60. In doubles, Grace Winhoven and Meghan Burner lost to Priscilla Dodson and Halie McGee 6-1, 6-2; and Emily Wildenhaus and Lindsey Bundy lost to Abby Wilker and Beth Hertenstein 6-1, 6-4. Lehman was coming off a 5-0 loss to Miami Valley on Monday night. See NETTERS/Page 15

Copella cards 35 for Lehman

The Piqua boys golf team defeated Sidney 173will aire the Springfield at 211 Tuesday at Echo Hills Troy game Friday night. in non-conference action. Air time is 6:45 p.m., Cody Congdon was with Heath Murray and Joe medalist with 38. Neves calling the action. Other Indian scores The game can also be were Brad Anderson 44, heard on FM 107.3 for Colin Lavy 45, Kenton fans with headsets. Kiser 46, Ryan Minnear 46. Piqua plays Tri-Village Monday at Beechwood Golf Course.


football career as a running back in junior high, recently broke the career receiving yards record at Adrian College, where he is in his senior season. He now has 2,056 yards receiving in two-plus years at the position. “Really, I am still learning about the position all the time,” Hemm, who wasn’t expecting to be a receiver when he made the decision to go to Adrian. “The blocking schemes, running routes, there are a lot of different

GREENVILLE — The Piqua girls tennis team lost 5-0 to Greenville Tuesday. In singles, Corinne Crawford lost 6-0, 6-1; Samantha DeBusk lost 60, 6-1; and Andrea Ferree lost 6-0, 6-0. In doubles, Kim McCullough and Haley Weidner lost 6-1, 6-0; while Abby Helman and Jordan Kiefer lost 6-0, 6-0. Piqua will host Urbana Thursday.

Piqua handles Sidney at Echo

The Covington junior high football team improved to 3-0 with a 70-28 win over Northmont on Tuesday. It was a great team effort by the offense and defense and the seventh and eighth grade worked well together.


Tuesday at Echo Hills. Sam Slusher was medalist with 37. Other Covington scores were Joe Slusher 39, D.J. Seger 44, Ben Sherman 47, Ryan Craft 49, Jacob Blair 50.

Raiders get win WEBSTER — The Russia boys golf team handled Houston 163-203 Tuesday at Stillwater Valley Golf Course. Treg Francis was medalist for Russia with 36. Other Raider scores were Austin Tebbe 40, Luke Dapore 43, Bryce Dues 44. Houston scores included Jaron Howard 47, Drew Roberts 49, Kyle Patterson 51, Anton Wehrman 56.

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Piqua’s Cody Congdon watches a chip shot Tuesday at Echo Hills.

Piqua takes Bellbrook in three games

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Lady Cavs spike Redskins in three



QUOTED "We got outplayed and we got outcoached." —Marvin Lewis on the Bengals loss to Baltimore

VANDALIA — The Piqua volleyball team lost 25-22, 26-24, 25-15 to Vandalia-Butler in its GWOC Norht opener Tuesday. Piqua was coming off a 25-15, 25-18, 25-22 win over Bellbrook. Jasmine Davis had 31 assists, four kills, seven digs and two blocks; while Shelby Vogler had 15 kills, six digs and two blocks. Tasha Potts had four kills and four digs; while Logan Ernst had two kills and two blocks.

Mae Carnes had eight kills, while Macy Yount had two kills and five digs. Abby Berger had two digs and three aces and Taylor Bachman had one kill, 18 digs and four aces.

Waldsmith had a different brace put on her hand and she seems to be back where she was. Obviously, that’s very important for us for her to be involved in the offense.” Andrea Thobe had 12 kills and 17 assists; while Lehman impressive Ellie Cain added eight ST. HENRY — The kills and 23 assists. Lehman volleyball team got a big win Tuesday Waldsmith and Olivia night, knocking off defend- Slagle both pounded seven ing state champion St. kills and Erica Paulus Henry 25-10, 25-17, 25-23. added six. “I would say it is the Ellie Sargent had three best we have played,” kills and Ava Schmitz Lehman coach Greg added nine digs. Snipes. “To be able to beat Lehman, 8-2, will play them in straight sets. Ellie at Anna Thursday.

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Covington plays Bradford Thursday. PITSBURG — The Covington volleyball team bounced back from a Russia wins two SIDNEY — The Russia three-set loss to Russia Monday, defeating volleyball team picked up Franklin Monroe 25-7, 25- two road wins in as many days. 21, 25-20 Tuesday. “We played much better On Tuesday, Russia detonight,” Covington coach feated Fairlawn 25-7, 25Ashley Miller said. 18, 25-12 in SCL action. Anna Snyder, Zoe Reck Olivia Monnin had 10 and Morgan Arbogast kills, 11 digs and four combined for 34 kills. aces. Shelby Waag dished out Ashley Borchers had 13 31 assists and Jessica assists and six blocks; Dammeyer led the defense while Camille Puthoff had with 36 digs. six kills. Jenna Rindler served seven aces. See SPIKERS/Page 15

Buccs bounce back





NFL Standings In doubles, Winhoven and Burner lost to Liana Saleh and Leah Griffith 61, 6-0; and Wildenhaus and Bundy lost to Kaja Burke-Williams and Cora Ceipela 6-0, 6-3.

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Troy beats Piqua JH The Piqua junior high volleyball team lost two matches to Troy. The seventh grade lost 17-25, 25-7, 25-16. Kelsea Bell had three points, one ace and two assists; while Brianna Fuller had one point and two digs. Navie Garber had 10 points, three aces, three kills, five digs and one block; while Makenzie Jessup had five points. Kelsey Magoteaux had six points, two aces and six digs; while Kelsey Peters and Emily Powell had two digs. Mikayla Schaffner had two points, seven kills, five digs and one block; while Lauren Williams had two kills, two assists and five digs. The eighth grade lost 25-18, 25-9. Jordan Booker had five digs; while Kayli Anderson had one, one assist and two digs. Ashley Brading had seven points, four aces,

one kill, two digs and one block; while Kendra Forness had four points, one ace, one assist and two digs. Kelsie Hall had one kills and three digs; and Maryssa Kuhn had one point and three digs. Ariel Miller had five points, two aces and eight digs; while Katie Sherman had two points, one ace and two assists. Kelsey Sotello had one point and two digs.

Bradford JH loses The Bradford junior high volleyball teams dropped two matches with Miami East. The seventh grade lost 25-5, 25-10. Bailey Wysong had one point and one kill; while Valerie Kissinger had one point and one ace. Samantha Grow had one point and one ace; while Aspen Weldy had two kills. Hannah Fout added an assist. The eighth grade lost 25-10, 19-25, 25-5. Mandi Bates had eight points and one assist; while Amanda Brewer had four points and 21 assists. Kailee Brower had one point and one assist; while Olivia Hart had two points and one assist. Emily Huggins had one point, one ace and one kill; while Haley Rosengarten had one kill and one assist.

Hemm Continued from page 14 things — this is really the first year I have focused on being a receiver.” Which will come as no surprise to those who witnessed his amazing athletic ability during his time at Piqua. Not only was he a threeyear starter at quarterback after first playing the position as a freshman — guiding the Indians to the state championship in his junior year — but he was a three-year starter in basketball, a two-year starter at shortstop in baseball and after deciding to run track for the first time as a senior, ran on two state qualifying relay teams. Hemm decided to walkon at Ball State where he was a defensive back, before making the decision to transfer to Adrian. “I knew coach Haines (Former Piqua quarterback Tyler Haines, an assistant coach for the Bulldogs),” Hemm said. “I really liked the coaching staff and liked it when I visited there.” When Hemm came to Adrian, it was with the idea of returning to the quarterback position. “That was the plan,” he said. “They ran the spread offense. Then, they had a coaching change my sophomore year and went to a more conventional offense.” In fact, Hemm tied a school record for passing as a freshman, throwing for five touchdowns and 300 yards against Olivet, completing 16 of 18 passes. As a sophomore, he started the first four games at quarterback, before moving to receiver and being named AllMIAA as a receiver.

National Football League All Times EDT AMERICAN CONFERENCE East N.Y. Jets New England Miami Buffalo South Houston Jacksonville Indianapolis Tennessee North

Spikers Russia defeated Covington 25-7, 25-9, 25-17 Monday. Monnin had 10 kills, 12 digs and four aces; while Borchers had 20 assists, four blocks and four aces. Puthoff had six kills and Wilson and Sherman added four kills and four blocks each. Russia, 7-1 overall and 4-1 in the SCL, will host Houston Thursday.


Record Book

Continued from page 14 In singles, Harrelson lost her match to Rhe Monchant 6-0, 6-0; Gravunder lost to Kinnena Vallabhaneni 6-2, 62; and Gibson lost to Karina Yanes 6-0, 6-1.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

He caught 50 passes for 734 yards and nine touchdowns and followed that up with another All-MIAA season as a junior, catching 50 passes for 854 yards and seven touchdowns. “We had probably the best quarterback the school has had (Mike McGee) my sophomore year,” Hemm said. “And we had another really good quarterback (Brandon Miller) last year.” All that left him just short of the career receiving record, which he took care of when he caught nine passes for 169 yards in an opening game loss to Carthage. He then passed the 2,000-yard mark Saturday, catching fives passes for 72 yards, including a 41-yard TD pass in a win over Defiance. But for Hemm, as always, records are secondary. “I knew I was close (to the record),” Hemm said. “Someone told me after game (with Carthage). But, I would have much rather had the win.” And Hemm’s main goal for the season is a team one — hoping Adrian can finish at the top of the MIAA. The Bulldogs finished second his freshman and sophomore years and third last year, with a 4-2 conference mark all three seasons. “We have been so close,” Hemm said. “We want to get that conference title. If we do that, everything else (the playoffs) will take care of itself.” It would be just another first for the versatile athlete, who has shown he can “catch” on at any position.

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

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W L Pct GB 79 62 .560 — San Francisco Los Angeles 74 67 .525 5 Arizona 69 72 .489 10 67 75 .472 12½ San Diego Colorado 57 83 .407 21½ Monday's Games Philadelphia 3, Miami 1 Cincinnati 4, Pittsburgh 3, 14 innings Washington 5, N.Y. Mets 1 Chicago Cubs 4, Houston 1 Milwaukee 4, Atlanta 1 Colorado 6, San Francisco 5 San Diego 11, St. Louis 3 Tuesday's Games Miami at Philadelphia Pittsburgh at Cincinnati Washington at N.Y. Mets Chicago Cubs at Houston Atlanta at Milwaukee San Francisco at Colorado L.A. Dodgers at Arizona St. Louis at San Diego Wednesday's Games Miami (Jo.Johnson 8-11) at Philadelphia (Cl.Lee 4-7), 4:05 p.m. St. Louis (Lohse 14-2) at San Diego (Richard 12-12), 6:35 p.m. Pittsburgh (A.J.Burnett 15-6) at Cincinnati (H.Bailey 109), 7:10 p.m. Washington (Lannan 2-0) at N.Y. Mets (Harvey 3-4), 7:10 p.m. Chicago Cubs (T.Wood 5-11) at Houston (Abad 0-3), 8:05 p.m. Atlanta (Maholm 12-9) at Milwaukee (Gallardo 14-8), 8:10 p.m. San Francisco (Lincecum 8-14) at Colorado (Francis 54), 8:40 p.m. L.A. Dodgers (Harang 9-8) at Arizona (Cahill 10-11), 9:40 p.m. Thursday's Games Philadelphia at Houston, 8:05 p.m. St. Louis at L.A. Dodgers, 10:10 p.m. American League

Others receiving 12 or more points: 11, Napoleon 33. 12, Granville 30. 13, Bryan 29. 14, Millersburg W. Holmes 25. 15, Jefferson Area 23. 16, Hubbard (1) 21. 17, Niles McKinley 20. 17, Plain City Jonathan Alder 20. 19, Thornville Sheridan 18. 20, Cols. DeSales 14. 21, Struthers 12. DIVISION IV 3-0 164 1, Cols. Hartley (8) 2, Creston Norwayne (5) 3-0 135 3, Clarksville Clinton-Massie (2) 3-0 134 3-0 103 4, Genoa Area 5, Ironton (1) 3-0 97 6, Ottawa-Glandorf (3) 3-0 87 3-0 63 7, St. Clairsville (1) 8, Brookfield (1) 3-0 61 9, Cols. Ready 3-0 60 3-0 52 10, Cin. Hills Christian Academy Others receiving 12 or more points: 11, Richwood N. Union 39. 12, Martins Ferry 36. 13, Streetsboro (1) 34. 14, Hamilton Badin (1) 33. 15, Middlefield Cardinal 25. 15, Gates Mills Hawken 25. 17, Milton-Union 15. 17, Kenton 15. 19, Wickliffe 13. 19, Perry 13. 21, Day. Chaminade-Julienne 12. 21, Beachwood 12. DIVISION V 1, Coldwater (5) 3-0 197 3-0 179 2, Youngs. Ursuline (7) 3, Kirtland (8) 3-0 150 4, Lima Cent. Cath. (1) 3-0 103 3-0 77 5, Bucyrus Wynford 6, Hamler Patrick Henry 3-0 64 T7, Liberty Center (1) 3-0 57 3-0 57 T7, Columbiana Crestview 9, Northwood 3-0 45 10, Cuyahoga Hts. 3-0 43 Others receiving 12 or more points: 11, Loudonville 34. 12, Sugarcreek Garaway 31. 13, W. Liberty-Salem (1) 29. 14, Louisville Aquinas 25. 15, Anna 23. 16, Findlay Liberty-Benton 20. 17, Defiance Tinora 17. 17, Covington 17. 19, Bellaire 16. 20, Oak Hill 15. 21, Lucasville Valley 12. DIVISION VI 1, Maria Stein Marion Local (15) 3-0 208 2, Mogadore (5) 3-0 140 2-1 125 3, Delphos St. John's (1) 4, McComb 3-0 105 5, Ada 3-0 102 3-0 92 6, Minster 7, Leipsic (1) 3-0 85 8, Malvern (1) 3-0 64 3-0 56 9, N. Robinson Col. Crawford 10, Shadyside 3-0 48 Others receiving 12 or more points: 11, Fairport Harbor Harding 46. 12, Warren JFK (1) 45. 13, St. Henry 43. 14, Youngs. Christian 22. 15, Canal Winchester Harvest Prep 17. 16, Portsmouth Sciotoville 16. 17, Ft. Loramie 12. 17, Willow Wood Symmes Valley 12.

Soccer BOYS DIVISION I 1.St. Ignatius 6-0-0 100 84 2.Olentangy Liberty 6-0-0 3.Centerville 5-0-0 83 4.Medina 5-0-0 77 5.Sylvania Southview 4-0-2 55 46 6.Copley 5-0-0 7.Twinsburg 5-0-0 42 8.Dublin Coffman 5-1-0 41 30 9.Beavercreek 5-0-1 10.Whitehouse Anthony Wayne 6-0-0 27 DIVISION II 100 1.Dayton Carroll 4-0-0 2.Richfield Revere 5-0-1 90 3.Lima Bath 7-0-0 76 66 4.Akron Archbishop Hoban 5-0-0 5.Hunting Valley University School 3-1-0 49 6.Bellbrook 4-0-0 38 35 7.Columbus St. Francis DeSales 2-1-2 8.Cuy. Valley Christian Academy 5-1-0 32 8.Cincinnati Wyoming 4-0-2 32 30 10.Youngstown Cardinal Mooney 3-1-1 DIVISION III 1.Worthington Christian School 5-0-1 98 2.Hudson Western Reserve Academy 4-0-0 89 3.Cincinnati Madeira 6-0-0 76 4.Gates Milles Hawken 3-0-1 74 52 5.Mansfield Christian School 6-0-0 6.Cincinnati Summit Country Day 4-1-0 51 7.Cincinnati Country Day 7-0-0 47 36 8.Grandview Heights 7-0-1 9.Springfield Catholic Central 4-1-0 33 10.Elyria Catholic 1-1-1 21

East Division

Bengals-Ravens Stats Bengals-Ravens Stats Cincinnati 0 10 3 0—13 Baltimore 10 7 17 10—44 First Quarter Bal—FG Tucker 46, 12:53. Bal—Rice 7 run (Tucker kick), 6:03. Second Quarter Cin—FG Nugent 34, 14:52. Bal—Boldin 34 pass from Flacco (Tucker kick), 12:25. Cin—Green-Ellis 6 run (Nugent kick), :18. Third Quarter Cin—FG Nugent 19, 8:59. Bal—Pitta 10 pass from Flacco (Tucker kick), 5:18. Bal—FG Tucker 40, 1:13. Bal—Reed 34 interception return (Tucker kick), :13. Fourth Quarter Bal—Rice 1 run (Tucker kick), 14:04. Bal—FG Tucker 39, 3:03. A—71,064. Bal Cin First downs 20 26 Total Net Yards 322 430 28-129 23-122 Rushes-yards Passing 193 308 Punt Returns 2-19 2-18 3-64 4-88 Kickoff Returns Interceptions Ret. 0-0 1-34 Comp-Att-Int 22-37-1 23-32-0 4-28 3-21 Sacked-Yards Lost Punts 4-45.8 2-43.5 Fumbles-Lost 2-1 1-0 3-41 6-50 Penalties-Yards Time of Possession 32:26 27:34 ——— INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING—Cincinnati, Green-Ellis 18-91, Peerman 322, Dalton 3-11, Leonard 3-5, Gradkowski 1-0. Baltimore, Rice 10-68, Pierce 4-19, Allen 4-13, T.Smith 1-13, Taylor 1-7, Boldin 1-3, Flacco 2-(minus 1). PASSING—Cincinnati, Dalton 22-37-1-221. Baltimore, Flacco 21-29-0-299, Taylor 2-3-0-30. RECEIVING—Cincinnati, Hawkins 8-86, Green 5-70, Binns 4-28, Gresham 3-30, Green-Ellis 1-4, Tate 1-3. Baltimore, Pitta 5-73, Boldin 4-63, J.Jones 3-46, Rice 3-25, Leach 3-18, T.Smith 2-57, Dickson 2-22, D.Thompson 125.

USA Today Top 25 The USA Today Top 25 football coaches poll, with firstplace votes in parentheses, records through Sept. 8, total points based on 25 points for first place through one point for 25th, and previous ranking: Pts Pvs Record 1. Alabama (42) 2-0 1,455 1 2. LSU (5) 2-0 1,380 3 1,363 2 3. Southern Cal (11) 2-0 4. Oregon (1) 2-0 1,292 4 5. Oklahoma 2-0 1,203 5 6. Florida State 2-0 1,153 6 7. Georgia 2-0 1,120 7 8. West Virginia 1-0 1,024 8 9. South Carolina 2-0 1,008 9 10. Michigan State 2-0 950 11 11. Clemson 2-0 904 12 12. Texas 2-0 730 15 13. Virginia Tech 2-0 704 18 14. Kansas State 2-0 696 20 15. TCU 1-0 649 17 16. Stanford 2-0 455 21 17. Florida 2-0 452 23 18. Michigan 1-1 440 19 19. Notre Dame 2-0 398 22 20. Louisville 2-0 280 24 21. Arkansas 1-1 246 10 22. Wisconsin 1-1 151 13 23. UCLA 2-0 147 NR 24. Nebraska 1-1 135 14 25. Arizona 2-0 120 NR Others receiving votes: Boise State 104; Oklahoma State 97; Mississippi State 88; Tennessee 71; Brigham Young 70; Arizona State 58; Baylor 57; Cincinnati 29; Oregon State 28; Georgia Tech 24; South Florida 21; Louisiana Tech 13; Rutgers 12; Virginia 11; Iowa State 10; Northwestern 9; Wake Forest 6; Mississippi 3; Ohio 2; Texas Tech 2; Washington 2; Louisiana-Monroe 1; Nevada 1; Texas A&M 1.

AP Top 25 Poll The Top 25 teams in The Associated Press college football poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Sept. 8, total points based on 25 points for a firstplace vote through one point for a 25th-place vote, and previous ranking: Record Pts Pv 1. Alabama (48) 2-0 1,486 1 2. Southern Cal (8) 2-0 1,414 2 3. LSU (4) 2-0 1,404 3 4. Oregon 2-0 1,299 4 5. Florida St. 2-0 1,160 6 5. Oklahoma 2-0 1,160 5 7. Georgia 2-0 1,155 7 8. South Carolina 2-0 1,025 9 9. West Virginia 1-0 1,017 9

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State Polls

Football COLUMBUS (AP) — How a state panel of sports writers and broadcasters rates Ohio high school football teams in the first weekly Associated Press poll of 2012, by OHSAA divisions, with won-lost record and total points (first-place votes in parentheses): DIVISION I 1, Cle. St. Ignatius (15) 3-0 190 2, Cin. Colerain (2) 3-0 164 3, Cin. Moeller (3) 3-0 140 4, Lakewood St. Edward 3-0 137 5, Pickerington N. 3-0 63 6, Dublin Coffman (1) 3-0 60 7, Can. GlenOak (1) 3-0 58 8, Findlay 3-0 51 9, Austintown-Fitch (2) 3-0 50 10, Tol. Whitmer 3-0 42 Others receiving 12 or more points: 11, Cin. St. Xavier 39. 12, Can. McKinley 32. 13, Springboro 30. 13, Mentor 30. 15, Willoughby S. 21. 16, Massillon Washington 20. 17, Hilliard Darby 19. 18, Cle. Glenville 18. 19, Gahanna Lincoln 15. 20, Lewis Center Olentangy 13. 20, N. Can. Hoover 13. DIVISION II 1, Tol. Cent. Cath. (8) 3-0 179 2, Aurora (5) 3-0 112 3, Chardon (3) 3-0 108 4, Cin. Turpin (2) 3-0 103 5, Tiffin Columbian (1) 3-0 95 6, Trotwood-Madison (2) 1-2 73 7, Zanesville 3-0 65 8, Dresden Tri-Valley (1) 3-0 61 9, Copley 3-0 43 10, Mansfield Madison (1) 3-0 40 Others receiving 12 or more points: 10, Cols. MarionFranklin 40. 10, Cin. Winton Woods 40. 13, Cin. Mt. Healthy 37. 14, Trenton Edgewood 34. 15, Tipp City Tippecanoe 33. 16, Cin. NW 29. 17, New Philadelphia 26. 18, Grafton Midview 23. 19, Fremont Ross 21. 20, Kent Roosevelt (1) 17. 21, Franklin 16. 22, Lodi Cloverleaf 15. 22, Norwalk 15. 24, Maple Hts. 12. DIVISION III 1, Akr. SVSM (6) 3-0 159 2, Day. Thurgood Marshall (2) 3-0 146 3, Chagrin Falls (7) 3-0 139 4, Steubenville (3) 3-0 122 5, Kettering Alter (1) 2-0 119 6, Cols. Watterson (1) 3-0 86 7, Alliance Marlington (1) 3-0 82 8, Elida (1) 3-0 79 9, Youngs. Mooney (1) 1-2 52 10, Bellevue 3-0 48

GIRLS DIVISION I 1.Perrysburg 4-0-0 2.Mason 5-0-0 3.Beavercreek 5-0-1 4.Dublin Coffman 4-0-1 5.Centerville 4-0-0 6.Wadsworth 2-0--0 7.Dubline Jerome 3-0-1 8.Whitehouse Anthony Wayne 4-0-0 9.Pickerington North 6-0-1 10.Cincinnati Ursuline Academy 3-0-1 DIVISION II 1.Cuyahoga Falls Walsh Jesuit 4-0-0 2.Bay Village Bay 4-1-0 3.Columbus St. Francis DeSales 4-2-0 4.Toledo St. Ursula Academy 3-1-0 5.Parma Heights Holy Name 3-1-1 6.Canfield 4-1-0 7.Cincinnati McNicholas 1-1-1 8.Kettering Alter 2-2-0 9.Cincinnati Indian Hill 1-2-1 10.Millbury Lake 5-1-0 DIVISION III 1.Cincinnati Summit Country Day 5-0-1 2.Gates Mills Hawken 4-0-0 3.Middletown Fenwick 4-0-0 4.Milford Center Fairbanks 4-0-0 5.Ontario 5-1-0 6.Cincinnati Madeira 4-1-1 7.Kalida 5-0-1 8.Coshocton 5-0-0 9.Grandview Heights 6-0-0 10.Hamilton Badin 6-0-0

85 78 67 66 46 41 38 35 29 26 100 82 73 68 57 54 47 43 28 24 92 89 88 69 56 36 31 25 24 15

Cross Country BOYS DIVISION I 178 1.St. Xavier (10) 2.Hilliard Davidson (2) 168 3.Mason 152 138 4.Toledo St. Francis DeSales 5.St. Ignatius 120 6.Walsh Jesuit 105 87 7.Dublin Jerome 8.Olentangy Liberty 83 9.Westerville North 67 63 10.Lakota East DIVISION II 1.Springfield Shawnee (6) 168 160 2.Van Wert (1) 3.Cuyahoga Valley Christian Academy (5) 157 4.Defiance 132 127 5.Akron St. Vincent-St. Mary 6.Granville 119 7.Woodridge 97 87 8.Oakwoo 9.Tallmadge 56 10.Claymont 55 DIVISION III 1.Maplewood (6) 166 2.Columbus Grove (1) 161 3.Seneca East (3) 155 4.McDonald (2) 137 4.Minster 137 6.Garaway 133 7.St. Henry 78 8.Gilmour Academy 76 9.Coldwater 67 10.Versailles 61 Local Teams Receiving Votes: 11.Russia 57, 19. Covington 9. GIRLS DIVISION I 1.Mason (12) 2.Hilliard Davidson 3.Springboro 4.Beavercreek 5.Sylvania Northview 6.Sycamore 7.Massillon Jackson 8.Brunswick 9.Centerville 10.Dublin Scioto

180 155 144 132 127 110 91 77 63 52

DIVISION II 1.Akron St. Vincent-St. Mary (12) 180 2.Poland Seminary 156 3.Dover 144 4.Archbishop Alter 128 5.Cuyahoga Valley Christian Academy 119 6.Zane Trace 101 7.Crestwood 98 8.Napoleon 96 9.Athens 62 9.Sheridan 62 DIVISION III 1.West Liberty-Salem (6) 168 1.Coldwater (4) 168 3.Minster 156 4.Russia 133 5.Gilmour Academy 127 6.Liberty Center (2) 123 7.Berkshire 96 8.Mount Gilead 95 9.Liberty-Benton 74 10.McDonald 63 Local Teams Receiving Votes: 13.Versailles 41, 14.Covington 26.



Wednesday, September 12, 2012



Bengals struggle Reds hold off Pirates for 5-3 victory in season opener CINCINNATI (AP) — Mike Leake pitched seven innings, had a pair of hits and scored on a dash schedule — they went 0-7 home off a wild pitch against other playoff teams during the season, then lost to Houston in the first round of the play- Continued from page 14 offs. The opener against Balmedalist with 42 as the timore was a chance to see Versailles JV team beat if they'd made any Greenville 198-216. progress that way. Other Versailles scores They were staggered on was Dustin Ruhe 51, Grifthe opening play, a 52fen Riegle 52, Kyle Chrisyard completion to Torrey tian 53, Aaron Barga 57, Smith. Flacco also had a Nick Covault 71, Ryan 34-yard touchdown pass Bayman 74. to Anquan Boldin. In all, the Ravens had four plays that went for 20 or more Newton beats North BROOKVILLE — The yards. Newton boys golf team got The worst part? Baltia CCC win over Trimore did nothing unexCounty North Tuesday at pected. The Ravens piled Penn Terra. up 430 yards overall even Bobby Gerodimos led though they went soft Newton with a 45. with a big lead in the Other Indian scores fourth quarter. were Ben Kieth 46, Brock "It's not like new math Jamison 48, Wade Ferrell or anything," coach Mar52, Donovan Oscoela 66. vin Lewis said. "Those were things we expected MONDAY to see." Buccs beat East It turned into one of the The Covington boys golf worst debuts in franchise defeated Miami East team history. The Bengals also 176-193 at Echo Hills. lost an opener by 31 Sam Slusher was match points in 1991, a 45-14 demedalist for Covington feat in Denver. with a 39. "Plain and simple, we Other Covington scores got beat in all phases of were D.J. Seger 45, Joe the game," middle lineSlusher 45, Ryan Craft 47, backer Rey Maualuga Ben Sherman 49, Jacob said. "There's no way else Blair 50. to put it. We just flat-out Miami East scores were got beat and they took adZach Ostendorf 41, Ryan vantage of our mistakes, Bergman 46, Scott Kirby our turnovers, penalties. 52, Mack Rose 54, Devin It's just something that Carson 62, Kley Karadak we have to learn from." 62. The defense wasn't the only issue. An offensive line that's already lost two Newton boys lose WEBSTER — The Newstarters to injury had ton boys golf team lost trouble protecting Andy 184-198 to Mississinawa Dalton, who was sacked Valley Monday at Stillwafour times, fumbled once ter Valley Golf Course. and threw an interception Newton scores were under pressure that Ed Brock Jamison 48, Bobby Reed returned 34 yards Gerodimos 49, Ben Kieth for a touchdown. 50, Wade Ferrell 51, Dono-

Ravens blast Cincinnati 44-13 CINCINNATI (AP) — The Bengals saw it as a chance to show a national audience that they are ready to take a place among the AFC North's elites. Uh-uh. Not even close. Not for now, anyway. The Bengals were shredded in just about every way Monday night during a 44-13 loss in Baltimore that matched the worst opening-game defeat in franchise history. Joe Flacco threw for 299 yards in little more than three quarters, and the Ravens piled up yards with one big play after another. Stunning stat: Baltimore ran 58 plays and 20 of them went for at least 10 yards. "It was opening night, we were on national TV and we laid an egg," running back BenJarvis Green-Ellis said. That egg was pretty scrambled, too. The Bengals (0-1) were ready for the Ravens' nohuddle offense, prepared to see a lot of deep throws, expecting Ray Rice to get the ball when Baltimore needed a big play. They saw it all coming and couldn't stop any of it. "There were no busted coverages or anything like that that I can remember," cornerback Leon Hall said. "We just got outplayed." It was especially troubling for a team that thought it was ready to take the next step. Cincinnati was one of three AFC North teams to reach the playoffs last season, going 9-7 en route to a wild card berth. The Bengals did it in part because of their favorable

Tuesday night, leading the Cincinnati Reds to a 53 victory over the fading Pittsburgh Pirates at GABP.

Both teams were recovering from their 5-hour, 22-minute game on Monday night, won by the Reds 4-3 in 14 innings.

Leake (8-9) gave up nine hits, including Alex Presley's solo homer and pinch-hitter Gaby Sanchez's two-run shot.


girls golf team defeated St. Henry 208-210 Tuesday at Mercer County Elks. Morgan Daugherty was medalist for Russia with 49. Gina Barlage, Taylor Borchers and Alexa Counts all shot 53. Russia will host Marion Local Thursday.

MONDAY Buccs beat East


Covington’s Ryan Craft watches a putt Tuesday. van Oscoeola 59.

Ruhe 60, Aaron Barga 64.

Tigers drop match

Piqua JVs lose

ROCKFORD — The Versailles boys golf team lost 153-165 to Parkway in MAC action at Deerfield Golf Course. Versailles scores included Tyler Drees 39, Brandon Groff 40, Ryan Knapke 41, Alex Stucke 45, Adam Atwan 46, Mitchell Stover 46. The Tiger JVs lost 217224. Jacob Watren was medalis with 50. Other Versailles scores were Griffen Riegle 55, Kyle Christian 59, Dustin

CLAYTON — The Piqua JV boys golf team dropped a tri-match with Troy and Northmont on the back nine at Moss Creek. Tyler Overla led Piqua with 46. Other Piqua scores were Marley Spivey 55, Josh Homer 61, Alaina Mikolajewski 63. Piqua, 1-3, plays Wayne at Sugar Isle Monday.


The Covington girls golf team stayed perfect in the CCC with a 186-200 win over Miami East at Echo Hills. Cassie Ingle, Allison Ingle and Katie Blair all had birdies for the Lady Buccs, while Jessie Crowell had a career low round. Cassie Ingle was match medalist with a 43. Other Covington scores were Allison Ingle 45, Jessie Crowell 49, Morgan McReynolds 49, Jamie Crowell 50, Katie Blair 52. Tori Nuss led Miami East with 46. Covington will host Troy today at Echo Hills, while the JVs play the Piqua girls at the same time.

Lady Raiders win

ARCANUM — The Russia girls golf team got past Tri-Village 216-252 Monday at Beechwood Golf Course. Morgan Daugherty was match medalist with 49. Other Russia scores were Angie Muhlenkamp GIRLS 54, Alexa Counts 56, Gina Russia girls win Barlage 57. CELINA — The Russia

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