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U.S. ambassador killed in Libya Marines dispatched to Tripoli after attack claims 4; terror link probed BY OSAMA ALFITORY Associated Press BENGHAZI, Libya — The U.S. dispatched an elite group of Marines to Tripoli on Wednesday after the mob attack that killed the U.S. ambassador and three other Americans. Officials were investigating whether the rampage was a backlash to an anti-Islamic video with ties to Coptic Christians or a plot to coincide with the anniversary of 9/11. Tuesday’s stunning attack on the

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mad is God’s Prophet” were scrawled across its scorched walls. Libyan civilians strolled freely in charred American Consulate in rooms with furniture and Benghazi poses a daunting papers strewn everywhere. task for U.S. and Libyan inPresident Barack Obama vestigators: searching for vowed in a Rose Garden adthe culprits in a city rife dress that the U.S. would with heavy weapons, multi“work with the Libyan govple militias, armed Islamist STEVENS ernment to bring to justice” groups and little police control. those who killed Ambassador Chris The one-story villa that serves as Stevens, information manager Sean the consulate was a burned-out Smith and two other Americans who MANUEL BALCE CENETA/AP PHOTO wreck after the crowd armed with were not identified. Three other President Barack Obama, accompanied by Secretary of machine guns and rocket-propelled Americans were wounded. grenades rampaged through it. SloState Hillary Rodham Clinton, speaks in the Rose Gargans of “God is great” and “MuhamSee Ambassador/Page 2 den of the White House in Washington on Wednesday.



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Deputy’s wife gets probation for theft Walker sentenced for stealing from blind woman STAFF REPORT

USA Weekend coming Saturday This week’s USA Weekend features the annual fall TV preview. Also look for the second of a series of inspiraMIKE ULLERY/STAFF PHOTO tional essays by NBC Piqua Fire Department medics responded to an unusual call on Wednesday when the conductor of a northanchors leading up to bound CSX train apparently began choking. Medics were dispatched to the Statler Road crossing where Make A Difference Day. the engine stopped and met emergency responders. The conductor was transported to Upper Valley Medical Center for treatment. Moments

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sity with a message of mourning for those killed the previous day. He said it’s a reminder of the dangers faced by U.S. diplomats abroad. “Let me be clear: We are resolved to bring to justice their killers,” he said. He added that the United States remains committed to its mission abroad. “We never have been and we will not be run off. Period,” Biden said. AL BEHRMAN/AP PHOTO The vice president spoke to hunVice President Joe Biden makes a dreds of people at the southwest point during a campaign speech Ohio school, where Republican Wednesday at Wright State UniSee Biden/Page 2 versity in Dayton.

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BY NATALIE KNOTH board members. Dubbs pleaded no conCivitas Media test to one count of theft and eight counts of forTROY — A former Troy gery. She committed the Main Street employee theft throughout 2011 was sentenced to 60 days and the forgeries on May in the Miami County Jail 11, June 27, Aug. 11, and a community control Sept. 13, Sept. 14, Sept. sanction term of five 23, Nov. 22 and Dec. 8, years for stealing thou- 2011. sands of dollars from the “We’re very pleased to organization last year. put this behind us,” said Michelle Dubbs, 37, of TMS board president Troy, also must pay resti- Patty Rose. “We will contution and have no con- tinue to do the hard work tact with any Troy Main we do at Troy Main Street employees or Street.”


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BY DAN SEWELL Associated Press DAYTON — Vice President Joe Biden focused his latest campaign visit on the deaths of an ambassador and three more Americans in an attack at the U.S. consulate in Libya, saying there’s “no place in the civilized world” for such “senseless murder.” The Democrat opened a rally on Wednesday at Wright State Univer-

TROY — A local real estate agent and wife of a Miami County Sheriff ’s deputy will serve two years probation and pay more than $15,000 in restitution to a blind and disabled woman she had befriended after selling her a house years prior. Trisha Walker, 32, of Troy, plead guilty to first degree misdemeanor theft Tuesday in Miami County Common Pleas Court. The charge was reduced from third degree felony theft due to the victim being legally blind and disabled. All jail time was suspended due to no prior record. According to court records, Walker must turn over two ATV vehicles she bought using the victim’s credit card and pay back more than $15,000 in restitution for stealing from a blind and disabled woman from Troy to whom she had sold a house to in 2009. The Troy Police Department handled the investigation due to Walker’s husband Deputy Andy Walker being employed See Deputy’s wife/Page 2

Businesses take active role in ArtWalk events STAFF REPORT PIQUA — What do artists and local retailers have in common? Fifteen Piqua businesses have agreed to host an artist, musician or performer in their downtown establishment on Friday to kick off ArtWalk, a free, selfguided tour of downtown businesses coordinated by the Piqua Arts Council (PAC). The event will take place from 5-9 p.m. and is open to the public. The PAC downtown ArtWalk, said executive director Vicky Fanberg, “connects regional artists to the community while creating a fun and

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culturally rich environment.” Sponsored by Emerson Climate Technology, ArtWalk will enable attendees to collect a stamp at each of the 15 locations and register to win prizes. “Experience the arts in non-traditional spaces while enjoying refreshments and socializing with friends,” she said. Artists will be located in the downtown business establishments and on streets and will represent many genres and cultures. Among those businesses hosting artists are Beppo Uno, with music by See ArtWalk/Page 2


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Ambassador Continued from page 1 Stevens was the first U.S. ambassador killed in the line of duty in 30 years. “We reject all efforts to denigrate the religious beliefs of others, but there is absolutely no justification for this type of senseless violence. None,” said Obama, who also ordered increased security at U.S. diplomatic posts abroad. Republican Mitt Romney accused the Obama administration of showing weakness in the consulate killings, but the president retorted that his rival “seems to have a tendency to shoot first and aim later.” Some in the GOP called Romney’s remarks hasty. The mob attack on Tuesday the 11th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist strike in the U.S. was initially presumed to have been a spontaneous act triggered by outrage over a movie called “Innocence of Muslims” that mocked Islam’s Prophet Muhammad that was produced in the U.S. and excerpted on YouTube. The amateurish video also drew protests in Cairo, where angry ultraconservatives climbed the U.S. Embassy’s walls, tore down an American flag and replaced it with an Islamic banner. But a U.S. counterterrorism official said the Benghazi violence was “too coordinated or professional” to be spontaneous. The official spoke on condition of anonymity behe was not cause authorized to discuss the incident publicly. The FBI was sending evidence teams to Libya, a law enforcement official said. Libya’s new leadership scrambling to preserve ties with Washington after U.S. help to overthrow former dictator Moammar Gadhafi vowed to find


Obituaries those behind the attack. Interim President Mohammed el-Megarif apologized to the United States for what he called the “cowardly” assault, which also killed several Libyan security guards at the consulate in the eastern city. Parliament speaker Omar al-Houmidan suggested the attack might have been planned, saying the mob “may have had foreign loyalties” an apparent reference to international terrorists. “We are not sure. Everything is possible,” he said. Libyan jihadist A group, the Omar AbdelRahman Brigades, claimed responsibility for a bomb that went off outside the Benghazi consulate in June, causing no injuries. The group, which also carried out several attacks on the International Red Cross in Libya, said at the time that the bomb was revenge for the killing of al-Qaida’s No. 2, Abu Yahya al-Libi, in a U.S. drone strike in Pakistan. About 50 U.S. Marines were sent to Libya to guard U.S. diplomatic facilities. The Marines are members of an elite group known as a Fleet Antiterrorism Security Team, or FAST, whose role is to respond on short notice to terrorism threats and to reinforce security at embassies. The Marines, sent from a base in Spain, were headed initially to the U.S. Embassy in Tripoli, not to Benghazi, according to U.S. officials, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to talk to the press. The consulate attack illustrated the breakdown in security in Libya, where the government is still trying to establish authority months after Gadhafi’s fall. There also were indications that two distinct at-

tacks took place one on the consulate, then a second hours later early Wednesday on a nearby house to which the staff had been evacuated. The crowd of several thousand that descended on the consulate was armed with machine guns and rocket-propelled grenades, said Wanis elSharef, the deputy interior minister of Libya’s eastern region. A small contingent of Libyan security protecting the facility fired in the air, trying to intimidate the mob. But faced with superior size and firepower, the Libyan security withdrew, el-Sharef said. Gunmen stormed the building, looted its contents and torched it, he said. Details of how the Americans were killed were still unclear. Stevens, 52, and a consulate staffer who had stayed behind in the building died in the initial attack, el-Sharef said. The rest of the staff successfully evacuated to a nearby building, preparing to move to Benghazi Airport after daybreak to fly to the capital of Tripoli, he said. Hours after the storming of the consulate, a separate group of gunmen attacked the other building, opening fire on the more than 30 Americans and Libyans inside. Two more Americans were killed, he said. Dr. Ziad Abu Zeid, who treated Stevens, told The Associated Press that he died of asphyxiation, apparently from smoke. In a sign of the chaos, Stevens was brought by Libyans to the Benghazi Medical Center with no other Americans, and no one at the facility knew who he was, Abu Zeid said. He said he tried to revive Stevens for about 90 minutes “with no success.” The ambassador was bleeding in his stomach

because of the asphyxiation but had no other injuries, the doctor said. Widely regarded as one of the most effective American envoys to the Arab world, Stevens brokered tribal disputes and conducted U.S. outreach efforts in Jerusalem, Cairo, Damascus and Riyadh. As a rising star in U.S. foreign policy, he retuned to Libya four months ago, determined to see a democracy rise where Gadhafi’s dictatorship flourished for four decades. Smith, 34, was an Air Force veteran who had worked as an information management officer for 10 years in posts such as Brussels, Baghdad and Pretoria. Smith was also well-known in the video game community. The bloodshed stunned many Libyans, especially since Stevens was a popular envoy among different factions and politicians, including Islamists, and was seen as a supporter of their uprising against Gadhafi. The leader of Ansar alShariah, an armed ultraconservative Islamist group, denied any involvement in the attack. “We never approve of killing civilians, especially those who helped us,” Youssef Jihani said in a reference to Stevens. “We are well-educated and religious.” The violence in Libya raised worries that further protests could break out around the Muslim world, but the reaction was limited. The movie, “Innocence of Muslims,” came to attention in Egypt after its trailer was dubbed into Arabic and posted on YouTube. The video-sharing website blocked access to it Wednesday. The trailer depicts Muhammad as a fraud, a womanizer and a madman in an overtly ridiculing way.

Norma I. Rush TROY — Norma I. Rush, 92, of Troy, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2012, at the Sterl i n g House of Troy after an extended illness. She RUSH w a s born Nov. 4, 1919, in Troy, to the late Floyd and Nellie (Gorman) Rush. She is survived by one sister, Mary Byrd Gray of Troy; nephew, John R. (Marilyn) Updike; niece, Janet (Dick) Gordon of Long Island, N.Y.; and several greatnephews and nieces. In addition to her parents, Ms. Rush was preceded in death by three sisters, Lois Wilhelm in

1983, B. Lucille Bostic in 2001 and Helen R. Updike in 2006. In her early years, she was a beautician. She later served in the U.S. Air Force and continued to serve as a supply clerk with the federal government, retiring in 1980 when she returned to the Troy area. A graveside service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday in Casstown Cemetery, Casstown, with interment to follow. Memorial contributions may be made to Acclaim Hospice, 7887 Washington Village Drive, Suite 350, Dayton, OH 45459. Friends may express condolences to the family through

John (Jack) Humphreys THE VILLAGES, Fla. — John (Jack) H. Humphreys, 73, died Sunday, Sept. 9, 2012. Mr. Humphreys was born in To l e d o, and retired to The Villages in 2005. H e was a retired stockb r o k e r HUMPHREYS and currently was employed at the Arnold Palmer Golf Club. He was an avid golfer having many holesin-one and many eagles to his claim. He was a lifetime member of the Benevolent & Protective Order of the Elks Maumee 1850. He was a Past Exalted Ruler and a National All American Candidate in 1998 at the

Elks Convention in Chicago. Surviving are his wife Marie, daughter, Cathy (Jim) Barhorst of Covington; son, John Humphreys Jr. of Piqua; stepsons, Jeffrey (Angela) Koby, of St. Augustine, Fla.; Gary (Denisa) Koby of Circleville; six grandchildren; and one step great- grandchild. A memorial service for Mr. Humphreys will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the United Church of Christ Church on County Road 101 with a celebration of life reception following. Memorial contributions may be donated to the American DiAssociation. abetes Sentiments may be made online at Arrangements are entrusted to Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services – The Villages.

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Biden then-presidential candidate John McCain introduced Sarah Palin as his running mate in the 2008 race. Biden’s audience included comedian Dave Chappelle, who has a home in nearby Yellow Springs. Biden told the crowd the administration of President Barack Obama is committed to economic growth through a fair tax

structure that puts more money into middle-class pockets and encourages companies to keep jobs in the United States. “We believe what we should be doing is promoting the private sector, not the privileged sector,” Biden said. He said the administration pledges to continue increasing manufacturing jobs in Ohio and again pointed to the rebound in the U.S. auto industry.

Republicans challenged that picture of economic improvement. “What’s clear is that despite Vice President Biden’s assertions, Miami Valley families are not better off than they were four years ago,” Chris Maloney, a spokesman for GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney, said in an email. Romney’s running mate, Paul Ryan, also was to appear Wednesday in Ohio. He was headed to

Also featured are Piqua School of the Arts, grand opening; Ken Mar Antiques, handcrafted jewelry by Collette Victor and Cindy Kershner, Susie’s Big Dipper, caricatures by Clarice Moore, Second Story Gallery, pottery by Bob Heckman, Canal Place, public mural by the mARTket Mural program, Apple Tree Gallery, PAC 20th annual Art Exhibit, Piqua Arts Council, PAC annual Youth Art Exhibit,

Law Office of Stephanie Gunter, paintings by Marcia Maas of Wapakoneta, Glamour on Mane, photography by Micaela Hinton and Readmore’s Hallmark, paintings by Michael Lange. As an added attraction Piqua resident Tyler Kiefer will be demonstrating his skills as a juggler between various locations., The ArtWalk coincides with the 20th annual Piqua Art Exhibit spon-

ArtWalk Continued from page 1 Jimmy Felts, from 5:308:30 p.m., Town and Country Furniture, selected works, Piqua Public Library performance by Mystic Winds at 7 p.m. and selected works from the permanent collection; Winan’s Fine Chocolates, handcrafted jewelry by Mike Behr of Sidney and Barclay’s Men-Women Clothiers, photographs by Beth Basista.

an evening rally in Clermont County, east of Cincinnati, as both campaigns continued to give high priority to the swing state. Romney was in Mansfield earlier this week. Polls have indicated a tight race with Obama slightly ahead in Ohio, a state considered likely to be crucial to Romney’s chances of unseating him. Obama carried Ohio in 2008 after George W. Bush had won Ohio twice.

WEST MILTON — Bobby Joe Call, 55, of West Milton, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2012, at the Upper Valley Medical Center, Troy. Funeral services will be held Saturday at the HaleSarver Family Funeral Home, 284 N. Miami St., West Milton, with burial to follow at Royal Oak Mesored by PAC on the sec- morial Gardens, Brookville. ond floor of the Apple Tree Gallery. Fanberg said a reception will be held from 59 p.m. Friday at the exhibit — which is also open to the public — with the Full Sound Chamber Group performing from COLUMBUS (AP) —A setting hours a court could 5:30-7:30 p.m. Awards will federal judge has denied a later change. be presented at 6 p.m. request by Ohio’s elections A judge in Columbus For more information, chief to hold off in enforc- said Wednesday that visit the www.,pi- ing his court’s order on Husted didn’t web- disputed early-voting strate his likelihood of sucsite or call the PAC at days. ceeding on appeal or show 773-9630. Secretary of State Jon “sufficiently compelling

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Deputy’s wife Continued from page 1 with the Miami County Sheriff’s Office. According to the report, Deputy Walker was unaware of the thefts mainly made through the Discover credit card and denied any knowledge of the thefts. The investigation began in August when the victim contacted the police department after months of fraudulent chargers were appearing on a Discover account the victim authorized for Walker to use for the victim’s personal

needs. After selling the victim a house, Walked befriended the victim and bought her items so the victim furnished Walker with a credit card for Walker to buy things for the victim. In November 2011, the victim noticed a purchase made for $1,067 for an ATV and questioned Walker. The victim claimed she accidentally gave her husband the wrong credit card and would pay the balance off when she received her tax return. The victim also

found that Walker was using money out of her annuity to make payments on her card which accrued more than $7,000 worth of charges on it. The statements included payment of Walker’s personal bills such as gas, electric and DirectTV bills, Honda Motorsports and Advocare products. Many of the purchases were made on the Internet and totalled more than $15,000 of unauthorized purchases. Walker was served a search warrant and taken in to custody for the thefts

TROY — Jane S. Adkins, 85, of Troy, passed away Wednesday, May 9, 2012, at Spring Meade Health Center, Tipp City. Private services will be held Saturday, at Maple Hill Cemetery, Tipp City. Fisher-Cheney Funeral Home, Troy, is entrusted with arrangements.

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Husted asked the judge to stay the ruling that restores early voting on the final weekend and Monday before the November election while the state appeals the decision. Husted said he didn’t want to confuse voters by

reasons” for the stay. He said Husted also didn’t show there would be enough time after the appeals process to set new hours. Husted’s office said Wednesday it would comply with the judge’s ruling.

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TROY — William Allen Johnston, 84, of Troy passed away Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012, at Troy Care and Rehabilitation Center. Private services will be held Saturday at the Troy Care and Rehabilitation Center. Fisher-Cheney Funeral Home, Troy, is entrusted with arrangements.

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Cold front to bring rain Friday Today will feature a few more clouds but still be pleasantly warm. A cold front will arrive on Friday bringing a chance of showers. The thunder risk looks minimal. The good news for the weekend — lots of sun and pleasant early fall weather is on tap for the Air Force Marathon on Saturday and the BrownsBengals game on Sunday. High: 83 Low: 58.



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Jim Swartz, far left, and Douglas Snyder of the Troy Elks Club present a donation check to assistant chief Mike Peltier of the Piqua Fire Department on Tuesday afternoon.The $718 check allowed the department to purchase two new cold water immersion suits that allow firefighters to effect rescues in cold water and icy conditions. The funds for the contribution were via a grant from the Ohio Elks Association Charitable Trust Fund, a 501(c)(3) organization. Peltier noted that the Elks have been regular contributers through their service grants, having donated approximately $4,800 worth of equipment to the Piqua fire department. In addition to the suits, previous grants from the Elks have been used to purchase water floatation vests, Pro Pak Portable Foam System, individual escape packs for firefighters, and a Half-Back confined space rescue system. In photo from left to right are Jim Swartz and Doug Snyder representing the Troy Elks; firefighter John Richard, modeling one of the new cold water immersion suits; Assistant Chief Mike Peltier and Capt. Chad Kennedy of the Piqua Fire Department.

Police reports Assault: A man was reportedly These are selected incidents provided by the Piqua Police Depart- assaulted by another individual in the 1500 block of Covington Avenue ment. on Sept. 10. Witnesses provided a Pet removal: Piqua police offi- description of the suspect who is becers assisted the Miami County lieved to have an active arrest warHealth Department last week in re- rant. The victim was transported to moving “approximately 20 cats, two UVMC by a Piqua medic unit for dogs and a Guinea pig� from a resi- evaluation. Investigation into the dence in the 300 block of East Water assault is continuing. St. The residence had been conTruck break-in: A resident of demned due to health conditions. the 700 block of South Wayne Street

reported that someone broke the back window out of his 2007 Ford F250 pickup truck sometime overnight on Sept. 7. Bar fight: Officers responded to a call of a fight at Lucky’s at 108 N. Main St. on Sept. 7. Several subjects were reported to be fighting in front of the business. A female reportedly sprayed a male with mace and a male was reported to have been punched in the mouth.

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COVINGTON — The Fort Rowdy Gathering will have weekly committee meetings Sept. 13, 20, and 27, at the Covington City Building, 1 S. High, Covington. On Oct. 4, a final committee meeting for the 2012 Gathering will be held in the Covington Park. All meetings will begin at 7:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome to join to make final plans for the 20th Gathering.

PERs to meet PIQUA — The Miami County Chapter of Ohio Public Employee Retirees will meet at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 3, at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 248 Wood St. Piqua. Lunch is $10, payable at the door. Reservations needed no later than Thursday, Sept. 27.

Call Beth at 335-2771. Scheduled speaker is an OPERS representative, discussing legislative issues. Any area public employee or public employee retiree is invited to attend.

Focus on films PIQUA — Join Marilyn Halteman, facilitator, to view and discuss a thought-provoking movie at 1 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 20. The movie is a story about mothers and daughters and the women in their lives who become their true mothers. It is a remarkable story about the divine power of women and the transforming power of love. It is the kind of movie, based on a novel, that women share with each other and that mothers will hand down to their daughters for years to come. “Focus on Films� fea-

tures discussion of movies relating to color, ethnicity and human rights. “We are excited about this program and hope individuals will come and become participants in the discussaid Leah sion,� Baumhauer, YWCA Public Policy Committee Chair. The program is free and open to the public. YWCA membership is not required. Pre-registration is requested. For more information or registration, stop at the YWCA Piqua at 418 N. Wayne St., call 773-6626 or e-mail info@ywcapi-

70 employees from Edison Community College have attended the full two-day “Leadership from the Heart� session at the Piqua Campus and have come away with valuable interpersonal skills and a new way of looking at the challenges of work, family and life. “Your ‘X’ Factor: Energy Is Everything� will be held on Monday, Sept. 17, from 5-6 p.m. in the Robinson Theater located in the North Hall entrance of the Piqua Campus. This presentation is available to the public for free through Edison, however space is limited and reservations are required. To secure a spot, contact Heather Lanham at For more information on Brandon W. Johnson and the session, go online to

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A best-selling car is made in Buckeye state Commentary T The yellow dog is dead T wo years ago, I was proud to attend a historic event — the moment the first Chevy Cruze rolled off the line at the Lordstown, Ohio GM plant. And I even took a ride in a red Cruze, similar to the one my wife now owns—a car made, stamped, and assembled by workers from across the state. Just a few short years ago, in the midst of the Great Recession, companies like General Motors and Chrysler were on the verge of disintegration. The demand for new vehicles dropped precipitously, and without federal intervention, the industry was virtually certain to collapse. Such a breakdown would have put the livelihood of hundreds of thousands of Ohio workers in jeopardy. In November 2008, 1,000 workers at GM’s Lordstown plant were laid off. Today, nearly 5,000 people – and another shift of workers – build the Chevy Cruze, one of the hottest selling cars in the nation. While some people were willing to let Detroit go bankrupt, we were determined not to let this critical industry fall by the wayside. We were committed to the tough decision to save the auto industry from disintegration, helping maintain hundreds of thousands of good-paying jobs. In Ohio alone, more than 800,000 jobs are associated with the auto industry, with more than 120,000 Ohioans directly employed by automakers, dealers, and supplychain parts manufacSHERROD BROWN turers. The Center for Automotive Research Guest Columnist found that more than 160,000 auto jobs would have been lost in Ohio in 2009 if the auto industry had not been restructured. But it’s not just jobs at the Big 3. Ohio is home to more parts suppliers, materials industries, and technology companies that support America’s auto manufacturing base than almost any other state. And the Chevy Cruze epitomizes how central the auto industry is to Ohio. While the car is assembled in the Mahoning Valley, it features components made at plants all across Ohio. The Cruze’s tires are manufactured in Akron, its seats in Warren, engine blocks in Defiance, metal from Parma, the transmission in Toledo, speakers in Springboro, and the aluminum wheels for the highmileage Chevy Cruze Eco come from Cleveland. So in many ways, investing in the auto industry was about investing in Ohio’s supply chain. When things looked bleak – and when no private financing was available to the auto companies – we didn’t give up on American auto companies or American manufacturing. The two-year anniversary of the Chevy Cruze is a triumphant time for the automakers and suppliers in our state, but it could have been a far different picture if auto industry detractors had gotten their way. Instead of adding more than a thousand new jobs and new overtime and weekend shifts in Lordstown, GM might have been hanging padlocks on the gates of the complex. Instead of receiving awards and accolades, the company could be passing out pink slips. And it’s not just General Motors that’s reaped the benefits. In the past year, Chrysler, Ford, and Honda have also announced multi-million dollar investments in their facilities across Ohio. From Defiance to Parma, from Toledo to Sharonsville, from Avon Lake to Lima, and from Marysville to Anna, auto jobs are being created or saved. But as we continue to work our way toward economic recovery, one thing is clear: we’re not going back to business as usual. High-tech, fuel-efficient cars and clean energy are the future, and the American auto industry is adapting. That’s why I was encouraged by an agreement laid out by the Administration and American automakers to implement new, stronger fuel economy standards for domestic cars. By 2025, automakers’ fleet of vehicles must average 54.5 miles per gallon. This will make American cars more competitive on a global market and lower fuel costs for Ohio households. When we decided to save the U.S. auto industry from collapse, Ohio’s steelworkers, plastics producers, and stamping plant workers were able to keep their jobs. Ohio auto parts suppliers were able to hire more people and build capacity. We owe it to our children and we owe it to Ohio workers to create a climate that fosters innovation and creates jobs – and auto manufacturing plays a tremendous role in that. Thanks to the auto rescue, the American car industry—including General Motors’ and Ohio’s own Chevy Cruze—is on the road to an even greater future. Sherrod Brown is the senior U.S. senator from Ohio.

ter, appeal and purpose — here was a time, not or cease to be parties with quite within the memany hope of winning a naory of Americans now tional election.” alive, when the principal arRossiter died in 1970, as gument between the major cracks in the world he parties was over the tariff. knew were becoming eviDemocrats wanted a low one, dent. Nixon’s Southern Republicans a high one. Strategy left the yellow dog There were differences between the parties, but chiefly DAVID SHRIBMAN mortally ill and Reagan killed him. It was in large they were in perception. The Columnist measure race, which had Democrats were a more raffcreated the differences beish crowd. They were said to enjoy themselves more. They were per- tween the parties in the 19th century, haps more foreign, sometimes talking in that rendered the parties different as the strange accents. On matters of patriot- last century ended and the new one deepism, they were distrusted by Republicans, ened. First the Democrats became the party who had almost begun political life by “waving the bloody shirt” at Democrats of civil rights. Then the Republicans befor being sympathetic to the Confederate came the party of patriotism, small government and social conservatism. These cause. That last paragraph, portions of which were wedges that forced apart the founI co-wrote with my reporting partner, dations of the American party system. James M. Perry, a quarter-century ago, The parties that Rossiter believed couldonce was true — but seems not so much n’t exist unless they mixed ideologies bequaint as antiquarian to our eyes today. came parties that existed only because Woodrow Wilson began the change, they separated ideologies. Which brings us to Campaign 2012. A Franklin Roosevelt fueled it, Richard Nixon accelerated it and Ronald Reagan generation ago, it would have been inconceivable that one party would nomiclinched the transition. The charge that there’s “not a dime’s nate an African-American and the other worth of difference” between the two par- a Mormon — and that both would have ties — George C. Wallace’s proclamation Catholic running mates. We’re over that; in 1968 when he ran against both of them all those things happened in one year. — now also seems antiquarian, though But a generation ago, it would have been nothing about the Wallace of that period possible to postulate a white Barack ever will seem quaint. Only from a Euro- Obama type who resisted his party’s left pean perspective, where it is sometimes wing and a Christian Mitt Romney type argued that both Republicans and De- with moderate views — and the two of mocrats are hopelessly centrist captives them having no serious ideological disof conventional mid-20th century capital- agreements. Not today. The real Obama is portrayed ism, do these modern parties seem even as an American Mitterrand, if not worse, remotely similar. Indeed, the two parties today are per- and the real Romney could not survive in haps more different than they have been his original incarnation, a late 20th-censince the Civil War and the end of the re- tury version of his father, whom he worverberations over Reconstruction. shipped but at whose altar of They’ve swapped positions on the tariff — accommodation and moderation he dares Democrats now want a high one and Re- not linger today. What we once saw as monumental publicans generally believe that higher tariffs mean lower productivity — and choices — Nixon versus Kennedy, Nixon they differ about almost everything else. versus Hubert Humphrey — were conOne party generally believes in abor- tests with barely a difference. Hardly tion rights, the other does not. One party anyone alive thinks Nixon was as inspiembraces gay marriage, the other rejects rational a figure as Kennedy, but hardly it. One party would permit taxes to rise, anyone can draw distinctions between the other would not. And though they them (both were Navy lieutenants in both believe the nation is nearing a dan- World War II, both entered the House in gerous cliff on Social Security and 1946, both moved to the Senate in the Medicare, their prescriptions for avoiding early 1950s) that remotely approach the the entitlements disaster are so different differences between this year’s candias to be irreconcilable. As we have seen. dates. Indeed, the elections where the differThey also differ in geography. The South is solid again, but today’s solid ences were starkly drawn — Lyndon South is a deep Republican red. It used to Johnson versus Barry Goldwater in be a Democratic blue — as blue and as 1964 and Nixon against George McGovseemingly permanent as the sky, even ern in 1972 — stand out because they when viewed from the perspective of a are so different in character from the pack of yellow dogs. The fact that almost rest of the contests. It is also not a coinnone of the readers of this column ever cidence that in both elections the candihas heard the phrase “yellow dog” in con- date from his party’s extreme wing lost in a landslide. versation seals my point. We live in a different world, one in This used to be a country of partisan contention but often of policy consensus. which the phrase “yellow dog” demands This was true as recently as 1960, when to be defined. So before we close, a primer the two candidates, Vice President Nixon on this curious canine. There are several etymological explaand Sen. John F. Kennedy, bickered a lot but differed little. Indeed, the only real nations for the term, but two will suffice disagreement anyone can remember — the notion that a Southerner would from their classic 1960 debates was over vote for a yellow dog before he would vote two obscure islands, Quemoy and Matsu, for a Republican, or the companion idea not that many of us can remember pre- that a Southerner would vote for a yellow cisely what the fight was about and how dog if he were the nominee of the Demothe candidates lined up. Except that cratic Party. The yellow dog is dead. Dead with it, alas, is the golden age of political Nixon vowed to be tougher. In that year, Clinton Rossiter, the Cor- metaphor. We may not all mourn the nell political historian, wrote that “there death of the former, but we can all grieve is and can be no real difference between at the demise of the latter. the Democrats and the Republicans, beDavid M. Shribman is executive editor cause the unwritten laws of American politics demand that the parties overlap of the (Pittsburgh) Post-Gazette and is a substantially in principle, policy, charac- veteran political columnist.

THE FIRST AMENDMENT Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.

To the Editor: One of the most hazardous industries in the United States is agriculture. As a result, many injuries and illnesses occur to farmers and ranchers almost everyday across the nation. Farmers and ranchers, and the general public are often injured when agricultural machinery is involved in roadway incidents. To increase the awareness of the limitations of agricultural machinery in traveling speed and maneuverability the National Safety Council will observe the National Farm Safety and Health Week focusing on this issue from Sept. 17-21. Planned events include daily activities such as a seat belt awareness challenge for all students and staff, a drive-your-tractorto-school day, a Farm Safety Day for all Miami East second-graders, and a Hunter Safety Awareness night before a home football game. As you travel the rural roads of Miami County, please drive slowly and cautiously. Farmers can’t maneuver or slow as quickly as a passenger vehicle. Farmers also drive their equipment on the road during all hours of the day and night. Please be advised that large farm equipment often takes up more of the road than a car of truck. We live in a health conscious society and many of us exercise as part of our daily routine. Walking and running are common forms of exercise in rural areas. The safest way to walk or run on rural roads is to travel on the side of the road with the traffic coming at you. In this way, you can see the situation ahead. If you’re facing the traffic then you can react to the situation. If not…. well the result could be tragic. Riding a bicycle is a common form of exercise in rural areas. When riding a bicycle, wear your helmet and travel on the road with traffic. Mirrors are available to attach to either the bicycle or the helmet that can help you see what is coming up from behind. Remember that we all share the road, so take safety into your own hands. Farmers will watch out for you, if you watch out for them. Move slowly and keep alert at all times. —Miami East High School FFA program Casstown








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French tycoons in war of words over the rich tax AP PHOTO/ROTSCHILD OFFICE/JACQUES BRINON

This combination image shows French financier Edouard de Rothschild in an undated file photo released by the Rothschild office, left, and French luxury goods group LVMH chairman Bernard Arnault on Thursday, Feb. 4, 2010 in Paris. The tycoon stakeholder of French newspaper Liberation has defended his rag’s stinging criticism of another tycoon: Europe’s richest man, Arnault, who’s seeking citizenship in Belgium, where taxes are lower. Edouard de Rothschild said on the night of his paper’s controversial headline Monday which told Arnault, who is worth an estimated $41 billion to “Get lost, rich jerk,” amounted to a “beautiful marketing operation.” It’s thought Arnault is trying to dodge the new Socialist government’s tax of 75% for the highest earners, a charge he vehemently denies. Arnault is suing the paper for “public injury.”


Advice SCOTTSDALE, ARIZ. DEAR MISSING: If you’re truly sorry, it’s time to tell your mother personally and ask her forgiveness. Do whatever it takes to locate her, including hiring a private detective if necessary. It may be expensive, but use some of the money you got from Dear Old Dad. DEAR ABBY: I am an 81-year-old grandmother who blindly trusted that my annual Pap smear exam would provide early detection for any type of uterine cancer. It took a diagnosis of uterine cancer that resulted in a subsequent hysterectomy for me to discover that this test is not enough. Although the Pap test should be part of a regular checkup, it only checks for cervical cancer. Except when hormone therapy is being taken, any bleeding, spotting or abnormal discharge following menopause is NOT normal and should be reported at once to your doctor. — GEORGIA GRANDMOTHER DEAR GRANDMOTHER: I’m pleased that your cancer was caught in time. However, whether a woman is preor post-menopausal — and whether or not she is on hormone therapy — she should IMMEDIATELY alert her doctor to any abnormal bleeding, spotting or discharge. These symptoms are not just warning signs of cancer. They could also indicate a polyp that needs removal, or a sexually transmitted disease. 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.

THOMAS ADAMSON Associated Press PARIS — A sharp-tongued public dispute has broken out between two of Europe’s most prominent tycoons over a proposed French tax on the superrich. Edouard de Rothschild, the multimillionaire stakeholder of French newspaper Liberation, is defending the left-leaning daily’s stinging criticism of Europe’s richest man, who is seeking citizenship in Belgium, where taxes are lower. Rothschild, a member of the famed European banking dynasty, said the controversial headline Monday that told Bernard Arnault — the CEO of fashion giant LVMH who’s worth an estimated $41 billion — to “Get lost, rich jerk” amounted to a “beautiful marketing operation.” It accused Arnault of trying to dodge the Socialist government’s planned 75 percent tax on the highest earners — a charge he vehemently denies. On Tuesday, Liberation continued the onslaught, wrapping its edition in a four-page special cover plastered top to bottom with promotions for Yves-Saint Laurent — an archrival of top LVMH fashion houses Christian Dior and Louis Vuitton. The paper compares Arnault to the “nobles and opulent bourgeois” hostile to the 1789 French Revolution who, in a bid to keep their fortune, re-

“Bernard, if you come back, I’ll cancel everything!” reads the headline, linking him with the flashy and unpopular former President Nicolas Sarkozy — who allegedly sent an SMS to his second wife Cecilia following their separation in 2008 with the same words. Arnault, a friend of Sarkozy’s, was witness at his marriage with Cecilia. The “Get lost, rich jerk” headline is a play on a much-criticized comment by Sarkozy when as president he told a visitor at the annual agricultural fair who refused to shake his hand, “Get lost, poor jerk.” The criticism had not gone unnoticed by Arnault’s many admirers in and around France. “What I deplore is that nobody seems capable of first paying tribute to Bernard Arnault and what he did for our country, which is extraordinary,” said Laurence Parisot, president of the employers’ union, the Movement of French Enterprises, Tuesday. “He is an exceptional business manager.” For some, weary of what they perceive as a tit-for-tat dispute, it’s the government that has to do the answering. “Now the government must take responsibility for its policy,” said Paris resident Patrice Debono. “And if that leads to people leaving the country it now has to come to terms with it. We’ll see where that will take us.”

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grouped outside of France. “I thought the front page of Liberation was shocking. One mustn’t insult people,” said Paris resident Audrey Palierne on Tuesday. Arnault, certainly, was not amused. Via LVMH Monday night, he announced he’s suing the paper for “public insult” — over the offending headline’s “vulgarity and brutality.” But Rothschild, who owns a majority stake in Liberation, later said on French television that he was “unshocked” by the headline, accompanied by a full-page image of a smug-looking Arnault ready to jet off with a packed suitcase. It was, he said, in keeping with the “provocative style” of the newspaper — a leftist periodical co-founded in 1973 by philosopher and political activist Jean-Paul Sartre. But then the gloves came off. In an obvious jibe at the fashion magnate — whose patriotism was publicly questioned by French President Francois Hollande over the weekend — Rothschild said he would pay taxes in France “wholeheartedly.” “It seems to me that when the richest people are asked to make an ... effort of national solidarity, you agree to it,” he added. “I’m naturally concerned.” The media mogul’s concern translated itself into yet another stinging headline Tuesday “addressed to the LVMH boss.”

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nine of spades. South leads the king of trumps, your partner following suit, and the question is whether to take the king with the ace or duck it. Let’s say you decide to duck the king, which is a fairly standard play. This does not turn out well, because South next leads the queen of trumps, disclosing the 4-1 trump division. You are now a deceased pigeon, whatever you do. If you take the queen, South has an easy time scoring the rest of the tricks. If you duck the queen, South has to work harder, but you still wind up behind the eight ball. He cashes the ace of hearts and begins to run dummy’s clubs. Whether you ruff the

third club high, low or not at all, your cause is hopeless. Oddly enough, the correct play is to win the king of trumps with the ace at trick four and lead a diamond! This might seem like a crazy thing to do -after all, you’re presenting declarer with a ruff-anddiscard -- but it is a play that is virtually certain to defeat the contract. What do you think South would do if you led the fourth round of diamonds at trick five? He doesn’t know that the trumps are divided 4-1, and he would feel foolish indeed if he discarded a winner from his hand and West scored the setting trick with the seven or

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DEAR ABBY: My father left my mother after 32 years of marriage. To say Mom was devastated would be putting it mildly. She tried to keep things cordial for the sake of her four kids, but Dad spurned her efforts. My three brothers and I are now married with children of our own. Only recently have I been able to express how ashamed I am of myself and my siblings for the despicable way we have treated our mother for the past 17 years. Dad was always arrogant, but he became even worse when he came into money. In our lives, Dad became No. 1. The reason? You guessed it — the money. We put our down every mother chance we got, and our spouses chimed right in. We visited her only once or twice a year and never repaid the money she lent us. She knew she wasn’t wanted or respected. Dad is clueless to the fact that we hang around only because of what we can get (and have gotten) from him. This is still true of my brothers, but I no longer want any part of this charade. Mom is gone now. No, she hasn’t passed away. She quietly moved out of our lives and I don’t know where she is. I don’t blame her for leaving. The abuse she took from us shouldn’t happen to a dog. When I look back, I remember a mother who held a full-time job, kept a marvelous home, was a great cook and had a wonderful laugh and sensitivity. She didn’t smoke, drink or cheat on Dad. Was she perfect? Of course not; none of us is. All she wanted after the divorce was to be loved by her kids and spend time with her the grandkids. Now grandkids are growing up without knowing this wonderful woman. Mom, if you see this letter, I LOVE YOU DEARLY. I hope you can someday forgive me for all the years of hateful remarks and unkind deeds. The pain you must have suffered is something I’ll have to live with the rest of my life. You are a class act, and I’m going to live the rest of my life trying to emulate your values and quiet dignity. — MISSING MY MOM IN




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Anti-Islamic filmmaker in hiding after protests MARK DUNCAN/AP PHOTO

An Amish man and woman walk through a parking lot after leaving the U.S. courthouse in Cleveland on Wednesday, Sept. 5.

Closings in Amish hair-cutting trial Defense states clients actions not hate crime CLEVELAND (AP) —A trial for 16 people accused in hair- and beard-cutting attacks against fellow Amish is wrapping up in Ohio. Closing statements are scheduled for Wednesday in the federal hate crimes trial. Prosecutors say the defendants planned or took part in at least one of five attacks last fall, cutting off Amish men’s beards and women’s hair because the hair carries spiritual significance in the faith. The suspects were charged with hate crimes because prosecutors believe religious differences between the Amish brought about the attacks. None of the defense attorneys denied that hair-cuttings took place. Some said their clients participated, but they said what happened didn’t amount to hate crimes. Prosecutors wrapped up their case Tuesday, and defense attorneys didn’t call witnesses. Testimony ended two weeks after the trial began.Those who tes-

tified included the son of an Amish bishop whose beard was cut and the Holmes County sheriff, whose jurisdiction has one of the nation’s biggest Amish settlements. The defendants, who live in the Bergholz settlement in eastern Ohio, could face lengthy prison terms if convicted on charges that include conspiracy and obstructing justice. The defendants include the group’s leader, Sam Mullet Sr., who denied ordering the hair-cutting but said he didn’t stop anyone from carrying it out. The government contends the hair-cutting was motivated by a religious dispute between Mullet and other Amish bishops who had sought to limit his authority. Prosecutors said Mullet was vindictive and had complete control over people in his community, taking part in the sexual “counseling” of married women and punishing others by forcing them to sleep in chicken coops.

YouTube trailer of movie leads to violence BY SHAYA TAYEFE MOHAJER Associated Press LOS ANGELES — A California-based filmmaker went into hiding after a YouTube trailer of his movie attacking Islam’s prophet Muhammad sparked angry assaults by ultra-conservative Muslims on U.S. missions in Egypt and Libya. The U.S. ambassador to Libya and three American members of his staff were killed. Speaking by phone Tuesday from an undisclosed location, writer and director Sam Bacile remained defiant, saying Islam is a cancer and that the 56year-old intended his film to be a provocative political statement condemning the religion. Protesters angered over Bacile’s film opened fire on and burned down the U.S. consulate in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi. Libyan officials said Wednesday that Ambassador Chris Stevens was killed Tuesday night when he and a group of embassy employees went to the consulate to try to evacuate staff as the building came under attack by a mob firing machine guns and rocket propelled grenades. Bacile said he is a real estate developer and an Israeli Jew. But Israeli officials said they had not heard of him and there

was no record of him being a citizen. They spoke on condition of anonymity because they are not permitted to share personal information with the media. In Egypt, protesters scaled the walls of the U.S. embassy in Cairo and replaced an American flag with an Islamic banner. “This is a political movie,” Bacile told the AP. “The U.S. lost a lot of money and a lot of people in wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, but we’re fighting with ideas.” Bacile said he believes the movie will help his native land by exposing Islam’s flaws to the world. “Islam is a cancer, period,” he said repeatedly, his solemn voice thickly accented. The two-hour movie, “Innocence of Muslims,” cost $5 million to make and was financed with the help of more than 100 Jewish donors, said Bacile, who wrote and directed it. The film claims Muhammad was a fraud. The14-minute trailer of the movie that reportedly set off the protests, posted on the website YouTube in an original English version and another dubbed into Egyptian Arabic, shows an amateur cast performing a wooden dialogue of insults disguised as revelations about Muhammad, whose obedient followers are presented as a cadre of goons. It depicts Muhammad as a feckless philanderer who approved of child sexual abuse, among other overtly insulting claims that have caused outrage.

Muslims find it offensive to depict Muhammad in any manner, let alone insult the prophet. A Danish newspaper’s 2005 publication of 12 caricatures of the prophet triggered riots in many Muslim countries. Though Bacile was apologetic about the Americans who were killed as a result of the outrage over his film, he blamed lax embassy security and the perpetrators of the violence. “I feel the security system (at the embassies) is no good,” said Bacile. “America should do something to change it.” A consultant on the film, Steve Klein, said the filmmaker is concerned for family members who live in Egypt. Bacile declined to confirm. Klein said he vowed to help Bacile make the movie but warned him that “you’re going to be the next Theo van Gogh.” Van Gogh was a Dutch filmmaker killed by a Muslim extremist in 2004 after making a film that was perceived as insulting to Islam. “We went into this knowing this was probably going to happen,” Klein said. Bacile’s film was dubbed into Egyptian Arabic by someone he doesn’t know, but he speaks enough Arabic to confirm that the translation is accurate. It was made in three months in the summer of 2011, with 59 actors and about 45 people behind the camera. The full film has been shown once, to a mostly empty theater in Hollywood earlier this year, said Bacile.

Bontrager Family Singers to perform at New Hope Variety of instruments, singing, free admission Saturday, Sept. 22 PIQUA — The Bontrager Family Singers will perform at 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 22, at New Hope United Methodist Church, 8985 Mason Road. The Bontrager Family Singers are a music group from Iowa. The family consists of Marlin and Becky and their 10 children, ages 3-19 years. They have traveled throughout the United States sharing in word and song through a unique gospel/bluegrass style. They play a variety of instruments, including

banjo, violins, keyboard, mandolin, guitars, dobro, and bass guitar. They have ministered in churches, camps, prisons and other venues. They say their one and only purpose is to glorify their Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, in all that they do. The Bontrager Family believes that together, families can do an incredible work for the Kingdom of God. There will be no admission charge. A freewill ofPROVIDED PHOTO fering will benefit The Bontrager Family Singers will perform at 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 22, at New Hope United Methodist Church, 8985 Mason Road, Sidney. Bontrager ministries. 2310896

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PIQUA — St.Boniface and St.Mary parishes’Adult Faith Formation Committee will offer an Introduction to Scripture class from 7-9:30 p.m. Sept. 19 and Sept. 26 in Room 1 at the North Street Campus. Joan Dunn, a teacher in the Lay Pastoral program with the Archdiocese of Cincinnati Northern Office of Evangelization and Catechist, will be the instructor. This program will help people gain a basic understanding of the history, development and content of the Bible and how to use some research tools to study and use Scripture in their daily lives. The use of Scripture in liturgy and prayer will also be explored. The program is free and no registration is required.For more information,contact the Parish office at 773-1327 or 773-1656. Those wishing Catechist credit for “Introduction to Scripture” need to pre-register with the Northern Office of Evangelization and Catechist at 937-498-1192. There is a fee if taken for credit.


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Swabb brings ambition to PHS BY MAKYLIE KILLIAN Staff Writer PIQUA — A grand and exciting year is ahead for Piqua High School thanks to the stir of diversity among the employees.Courtney Swabb, who recently graduated from college, snatched the position as the new World Studies teacher. While attending high school in her home town ofAnsonia,Swabb didn’t just affiliate herself with a couple of extracurricular activities but expanded her pallet. She was vice president her sophomore and junior year, and class president on student council her senior year, took part in FFA, was part of drama club, Spanish club, and participated in sports such as softball, track, and cross country, all of which still seem to influence her life today. Before attending college, Swabb aspired to be a lawyer due to her strong research-based mind, or to become a professional athlete because of the recognition and chance for early retirement. Her interest seemed to change as she entered college,and she found that she wanted to teach others and help further their education

BY SUMMER LITTLEJOHN Staff Writer PIQUA — For the past eight or more years, Link Crew has held a special event called the “Freshmen Tailgate Party.” This event will be held from 67 p.m. Sept. 14 and freshman students will be provided with pizza, beverages and a free ticket before the Piqua vs. Beavercreek football game. The event will be taking place in front of the stadium. Cara Long, a two-year veteran of Link Crew said most of the freshmen students come to this event. The beverages usually include Dr. Pepper, Sprite and other Coke products. “The guys usually have a little football game of their own going on while the girls sit around and talk until the game starts,” Long said. “In the past people brought Frisbees, footballs and cornholes. As long as kids continue to show up, we feel it’s worthwhile to continue (the event),” said Beth Rosenkranz, Piqua High School’s senior guidance counselor. Rosenkranz also said that the purpose of this event is to get the freshmen involved in supporting the teams.

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with her own. “I’ve always been involved with education, and I’ve always enjoyed the study of history,” she said. Graduating from high school in 2008,Swabb leftAnsonia to attend college in Defiance. During her four years there she received her bachelor’s inAYA (Adolescent Young Adult), History, and Autism Studies. She studied and labored over textbooks to get where she is now, and even did hands on work in rotations with different grade levels in a semester in order to make her breakthrough into the world of teaching. Beginning her official first year of teaching students at PHS, Swabb has learned that it’s not just exhausting but also eyeopening. “No matter how much you believe that you are prepared, you find that you’re not,” she said. “Most people don’t usually understand how many extra hours teachers put into planning lessons, grading papers, prepping oral lessons,assigning homework, and much more.” She admits that for her, the first time teaching is both excit-


McDonald’s Student of the Week COURTNEY SWABB ing and terrifying. She enjoys having this job because it lets her know that hard work,determination, and effort pays off. It also reminds her of the responsibility placed upon her to make sure students get the education needed in order for them to succeed. Although the hardships of teaching is blatant, Swabb is eagerly looking forward to creating an astounding influence that will become imprinted in the minds of present and future students. For the school year ahead she asks that students attend class with an open book and an open mind.

New section to be added to PHS online edition BY ERIC CRAFT Staff Writer PIQUA — The Tomahawk Beat, Piqua High School’s online newspaper, will be adding a brand new section this year. This year the newspaper will be introducing a student submission section. This brand new section will be for all students at PHS. This new section will be for stu-

dents to submit their own creative works such as poetry, short stories, comics,and other literary pieces that they wish for their fellow classmates to see.There are a few rules students must follow to submit a piece. First, all school rules apply. This means that there can be no profanity or anything else that the school wouldn’t find appropriate. When asked what she hopes to get out of this new section Deborah

Allen, the newspaper adviser, said,“I hope to get more students interested in and involved in the newspaper.” For students to get their pieces in the section they can go to any of the newspaper staff, which includes Eric Craft, Megan Jones, Cara Long, Michael Compton, Kayla Bowermaster, Summer Littlejohn, and Makylie Killian. Also, students may stop by Allen’s room or submit them to her at

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The National FFA Organization recently selected the Miami East FFA Chapter of Casstown, as a 3Star National Chapter. Shown above are the 2012-13 officers team,front row,left to right, Sarah Pyers,Emily Johnson and Corrine Melvin. Back row, from left to right, Lauren Williams, Kendra Beckman, Kolin Bendickson, Colin Hawes, and Rebekah Eidemiller. CASSTOWN — The National FFA Organization recently selected the Miami East FFA Chapter of Casstown, as a 3-Star National Chapter for the National FFA Chapter Award Program. A 3-star is the highest award a chapter can be recognized for in the National Chapter process. In order to be considered for such an honor, the Miami East FFA Chapter had to place in the top 10 percent in the state of Ohio. In May, the chapter learned that they were in the Top 10 in the state and would have their application forwarded to national evaluations. This is the 12th straight year that the Miami East FFA Chapter will be recognized at the National FFA Convention in their National Chapter Award program. Two students will receive the plaque on stage during the National FFA Convention, Oct. 25 in Indianapolis, Ind. The National FFA Chapter Award program recognized FFA chapters for developing and conducting a detailed Program of Activities (POA). These activities and projects provide opportunities for members to achieve in the areas of student, chapter, or community development. Every year, chapters are recognized as having earned a one-, two-, or three-star rating on their National Chapter application. The award is sponsored by the John Deere Company and the National FFA Foundation.

Olivia Edgell and Rian Kingrey have been selected for the National Agriscience Fair with their research project entitled, “How Clean Are Your Hands?” The members tested common hand soaps to see how clean they got their hands using a black light and special light-sensitive lotion. They qualified for this opportunity because they placed first in the State Agriscience Fair in May, submitted a written proposal to the National Agriscience Fair and were selected as one of the top 15 proposals in the country in their category. They will be interviewed on Thursday, Oct. 25. The National Agriscience Fair is sponsored by Syngenta, Cargill, and the National FFA Foundation. Kyle Roeth will receive his American FFA Degree on Saturday, Oct. 27. This is an honor that only 3,500 FFA members across the country will accomplish. Roeth’s application was forwarded to the National FFA because he has been a successful leader, been involved in various community service activities, earned at least $7,500 from his Supervised Agricultural Experience program, and been an active member of the FFA. The American FFA Degree is sponsored by Case IH, DTN-The Progressive Farmer, Farm Credit, Pioneer, and Syngenta as a special project of the National FFA Foundation. Additionally, the Miami East FFA

Chapter is guided by strong leadership provided by the 2012-13 officer team. The team met over the summer in a Summer Officer Retreat to plan for the upcoming school year and FFA activities. The officers are: Emily Johnson, president; Sarah Pyers, vice president; Lauren Williams, secretary; Kendra Beckman, treasurer; Rebekah Eidemiller, reporter; Kolin Bendickson, sentinel; Colin Hawes, student adviser; and Corrine Melvin, chaplain. Their adviser is Marie Carity. The Miami East Ag Ed Program is a satellite program of the Miami Valley Career Technology Center. The National FFA Organization, formally known as the Future Farmers of America, is a national youth organization of 540,379 student members – all preparing for leadership and careers in the science, business, and technology of agriculture – as part of 7,489 local FFA chapters in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. The National FFA Organization changed to its present name in 1988, in recognition of the growth and diversity of agriculture and agricultural education. The FFA mission is to make a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth, and career success through agricultural education.

BY ROBBY BLOOM Staff Writer PIQUA — The McDonald’s Student of the Week for the week of Sept. 10 is Ben Crawford. Crawford, the son of Dave and Mimi Crawford, was nominated by Dustin Hornbeck who stated: “Ben exemplifies what it means to be a good student. He is always willing to help, is a leader in academic works as on the football field. Students like him make my job as a teacher fun.” Crawford, a senior, is a member of National Honor Society, the football team, Discovery Education, Piqua Teen Leaders, and Leadership Council. He participates in dual enrollment. His favorite class is AP Chemistry and his favorite teacher is Hornbeck. When asked about this year’s football season, he said, “The football team is gonna do good this year.” After high school Crawford plans to go to Ohio State University for premed.

Piqua city school news and updates PIQUA — The following events and programs are taking place in Piqua City Schools: • Congratulations to Piqua High School students Anne Finfrock, Christy Graves and Ashley Gerlach. These three PHS students were chosen to represent PHS as student volunteers for the fall Veterans to D.C. Trip. Students were chosen based upon an application process which included written letters and recommendations. • Congratulations to newly elected freshman class officers: president. Josh Hanes, vice president, Kenny Hawkins, secretary, Riley Branson, and treasurer, Taesha Carter. • Students in Becky Doak’s and Kris Mitchem’s third grade classes recently created a one-room school house at Favorite Hill by role-playing students in a classroom from the 1800s. After researching schools and the daily requirements of the teachers and students, the class re-created the one-room setting by having a spelling bee,

round-robin reading, using dry erase boards as “slates” and ringing a hand bell to start class. Students were given the opportunity to investigate artifacts from the era including a pencil box, ruler, slate pencil, school bell and reading primers. • The Piqua High School Link Crew will be hosting a tailgate party for all 9th grade students Friday, Sept. 14 at Alexander Stadium. The event will begin at 6 p.m. with food and drinks provided to freshman students. • “Buster the Talking School Bus” will provide school bus safety training to students during the week of Sept. 24. This program is presented by the PCS Transportation Department Instructors Dan Hathaway and Gary Hornbeck. • Monthly public update meetings are being held to discuss the progress of the design phase of the District Building Project. The September meeting is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 25. The meeting will be held at Piqua High School in Room 124.

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DON BABWIN Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) — The public teachers’ strike that has halted classwork and upset family routines across Chicago ground into a third day Wednesday with some movement reported by union and school board negotiators but no sign of an imminent deal. Union leaders said they will meet Wednesday morning to review a new, comprehensive proposal from school board negotiators that addresses all the issues still on the table. The board has requested either a written response or a comprehensive counterproposal from the union. But the teachers Tuesday were lowering expectations for an agreement, buoyed by energetic rallies in which even parents inconvenienced by the strike waved placards in support. Other unions were joining in, with school custodian representatives saying their members will walk off the job this week as well. Board President David Vitale, the lead schools negotiator, said early in the day that a deal could be reached, but union President Karen Lewis and her colleagues emerged from the talks accusing the board of having dug in its heels with its new proposal. Among the biggest remaining issues are a new teacher evaluation system and a process for deciding which laid-off teachers can be rehired. “There’s been — let’s put it this way — centimeters (of progress) and we’re still kilometers apart,” said Lewis, who earlier


Thousands of public school teachers rally for the second consecutive day outside the Chicago Board of Education district headquarters on Tuesday in Chicago. stated it was “lunacy” to think the issues could be wrapped up quickly. School officials also took steps to prepare for a long haul, despite persistent assertions by Mayor Rahm Emanuel and others that the strike was “unnecessary” and could be resolved quickly. The school district in the country’s third largest city announced that, beginning Thursday, the 147 drop-off centers where students can get free breakfast and a morning of supervision will be open six hours a day rather than four. Vitale said late Tuesday that the two sides had held extensive discussions on the teacher evaluation system. But he questioned the seriousness of the union negotiators, noting that they had encouraged

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The Ohio Department of Education announced that they will release partial report card data to schools across the state on or around Sept. 30. The report cards, which were originally expected to be released Aug. 29, have delayed been due to an investigation of schools’ attendance records by the Ohio Auditor of State. The state board voted at the most recent meeting to release a spreadsheet to individual districts that would include most elements that are present on the official report cards, ODE spokesman John D. Charlton said. The spreadsheet will not include the attendance rate, the performance index or the overall rating. “They feel it is important to get the information out to the

CASSTOWN — The September 2012 Miami East FFA Member of the Month is Lindsey Roeth. She is the daughter of Mark and Paula Roeth of Troy and a sophomore and second year member of the Miami East FFA Chapter. During the summer Roeth attended FFA Camp where she met FFA members from across the state. She also participated in the State Agriscience Fair. At the 2012 Miami County Fair, Roeth exhibited the Reserve PROVIDED PHOTO Champion Dairy Beef Lindsey Roeth was named the September Miami East Feeder. She sells her FFA Member of the Month. home-raised beef to cus-

school districts so that the educators can use the information in their districts to help students,” Charlton said. “But at the same time they want to make sure that the data they’re using to calculate the overall rating is accurate.” ODE intends to hold off on publishing the full report cards until the state investigation is complete. That investigation of school attendance reporting practices was launched by state Auditor Dave Yost after irregular enrollment and attendance practices were discovered in three Ohio districts. The investigation continues throughout state schools and ODE to determine whether low-performing students were removed on attendance records by the schools to improve overall rankings. The auditor’s investigation is expected to be completed in the next few months.

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unions as their parents and grandparents. “I’m going to stay strong, behind the teachers,” said the Rev. Michael Grant, who joined educators on the picket line Tuesday. “My son says he’s proud; ‘You are supporting my teacher.’” But one question looming over the contract talks is whether parents will continue to stand behind teachers if students are left idle for days or weeks. That ticking clock could instill a sense of urgency in the ongoing negotiations. Mary Bryan, the grandmother of two students at Shoop Academy on the city’s far South Side, supports the teachers because she see “the frustration, the overwork they have.” A protracted labor battle, she acknowledged, would “test the support” of many families. Parents “should stick with them, but they might demand teachers go back to work,” Bryan added. To win friends, the union has engaged in something of a publicity campaign, telling parents repeatedly about problems with schools and the barriers that have made it more difficult to serve their kids. They cite classrooms that are stifling hot without air conditioning, important books that are unavailable and insufficient supplies of the basics, such as toilet paper. “They’ve been keeping me informed about that for months and months,” Grant said. It was a shrewd tactic, said Robert Bruno, professor of labor and employment relations at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

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the protesting teachers to enjoy themselves at a rally during the day. As the teachers walk the picket lines, they have been joined by parents who are scrambling to find a place for children to pass the time or for baby sitters. Mothers and fathers — some with their kids in tow — are marching with the teachers. Other parents are honking their encouragement from cars or planting yard signs that announce their support in English and Spanish. Unions are still hallowed organizations in much of Chicago, and the teachers union holds a special place of honor in many households where children often grow up to join the same police, firefighter or trade









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Astronaut Gene Cernan, right, pats Shane DiGiovanna on the back in this photo taken Aug. 31 during a news conference at Children's Hospital in Cincinnati. DiGiovanna, who has a rare connective disease, is a patient at the hospital. Astronauts Cernan and Jim Lovell were launching the Neil Armstrong New Frontiers Initiative being put in place at the hospital.

Youth fighting disease inspired by first man to walk on moon BY LISA CORNWELL Associated Press CINCINNATI — Shane DiGiovanna has spent every one of his 14 years grappling with an incurable skin disease and hearing loss. And for almost that long, the Ohio teen has looked to Neil Armstrong the first man who walked on the moon as his hero and an inspiration for becoming an aerospace engineer. Armstrong’s death last month at the age of 82 means Shane will never realize his dream of meeting his idol and fellow Cincinnatian. But he will attend Armstrong’s national memorial service in Washington on Thursday at the invitation of the astronaut’s family. They learned about the teen after he spoke to Apollo astronauts Eugene Cernan and James Lovell and others at an event last month announcing the Neil Armstrong New Frontiers Initiative memorial fund at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. The eighth-grader a patient treated there most of his life told the audience he realized at the age of 5 that he probably couldn’t “withstand the rigors of launch and re-entry and stuff like that like Neil Armstrong because of my skin condition” and decided that designing spacecraft for astronauts would be “the next best

thing.” Shane was born with a rare skin condition called epidermolysis bullosa, which creates abnormally fragile skin that constantly blisters and tears. The condition requires him to have large parts of his body bandaged to cover the wounds and painful surgeries on his hands because his fingers web and curl inward. Some hearing his remarks at the hospital event told Armstrong’s family that the teen seemed to embody part of a statement released at Armstrong’s death, family spokesman Rick Miller said. The statement said the family hoped Armstrong’s life “serves as an example to young people around the world to work hard to make their dreams come true” and “to be willing to explore and push the limits.” Those who have met Shane don’t doubt he fits the bill. Lovell, who along with Cernan was quizzed by Shane about details of their missions and the future of the space program, told the audience he was a little embarrassed because he thought Shane probably knew more than he did. The Apollo 13 commander added that if the teen and he had competed for flights “way back then, I’m sure that I’d still be sitting down watching him fly.” Shane, who was going to the service with his mother, said Tuesday that he is proud to have a chance to honor the man “whose courage and skills I’ve admired since I was really little.” He also hoped to meet some of

Armstrong’s colleagues and family. “I want to tell them how sad his death is for all of America,” Shane said. “And I would like to ask them more about him.” Shane’s mother said he has been fascinated by space since he was 4 not long after he got his first cochlear implant and began to hear for the first time and speak. “His first word was airplane,” Patsy DiGiovanna said. While he is independent attending school and absorbing everything possible on space and physics toward his goals of becoming an aerospace engineer and an astrophysicist he has trouble using his hands and cannot open a heavy door because the friction would tear his skin. “I think my focus on achieving my goal to work for NASA helps me deal with the pain,” he said. He has been impressed by how “down to earth” the astronauts he met have been. He said Cernan “loved it when I asked him what he thought when Jack Schmitt told him as they walked on the moon that he had found orange soil. He was funny. He said he first thought Schmitt had been sucking in too much oxygen.” Shane wishes he could have questioned Armstrong. “I really would have liked to have asked him about the challenge of landing the lunar module on the moon with less than 30 seconds of fuel left,” Shane said. “That was impressive.”

Report: U.S. poverty rate remains at record level BY HOPE YEN Associated Press WASHINGTON — The nation’s poverty rate remained stuck at a record level last year, while household income dropped and the number of people who don’t have health insurance declined. A Census Bureau report released Wednesday provided a mixed picture of the economic well-being of U.S. households for 2011 as the nation enters the final phase of a presidential election campaign in which the economy is the No. 1 issue. The overall poverty rate stood at 15 percent, statistically unchanged from the 15.1 percent rate in the previous year. Experts had expected a rise in the

poverty rate for the fourth straight year, but unemployment benefits and modest job gains helped stave that off, the bureau reported. For last year, the official poverty line was an annual income of $23,021 for a family of four. While unemployment eased slightly from 2010 to 2011, the gap between rich and poor increased. The median, or midpoint, household income was $50,054, 1.5 percent lower than 2010 and a second straight annual decline. In a blog post, the White House said the latest figures show that government policies can help the poor, middle class and uninsured, while more work remains to be done. “While we have made

progress digging our way out of the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression, too many families are still struggling and Congress must act on the policies President Obama has put forward to strengthen the middle class and those trying to get into it,” the White House post said. At a fundraising event in Jacksonville, Fla., Obama’s GOP rival for the White House, Mitt Romney, said the president “is the candidate that’s pushed the middle class into poverty. We’re the party of those who want a brighter, prosperous future for themselves and for their kids. We’re not the party of the rich. We’re the party of the people who want to get rich.”

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TROY, 701 McKaig, nice duplex, Spacious 3 bedrooms, w/d hookup, appliances, $700. No pets, (937)845-2039

REFRIGERATOR, Standard white refrigerator, freezer on top, works great, couple of years old, $125.00, (937)773-3645 leave message

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

320 Houses for Rent PIQUA AREA, Candlewood, 908 Marlboro. 3 bedroom, $750 + deposit. Call (937)778-9303 days, (937)604-5417 evenings. RENTAL south east Shelby county. For more information contact:

400 - Real Estate For Sale

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.

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

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.

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

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

560 Home Furnishings LIFT CHAIRS, (1) maroon, great condition, lifts and reclines, with battery backup, $250. (1) brown, good condition, lifts only, $150. 32" floor model color TV, $75. (513)850-3570. LIVING ROOM suite. cream with floral pattern. 3 pieces. Excellent condition. $350. (937)492-9299

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

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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.

PIQUA, 810 Cottage Street, Friday & Saturday 9am-4pm, Huge multi family sale! Too much to list!!!!

CONOVER 894 N St Rt 589. (Shelby county) Monday and Tuesday 8-1. Nice, clean items. Antiques- dishes, enamel ware, bottles, cartoon lunch boxes, tins, Ohio art & chein, toys, whicker rocker. Longaberger, holiday decor, decorations, Lane reclining couch, Lazy-Boy reclining chair, Upholstered rocking chair, big tire tri-cycle, purses, 7' braided runner, college athletic training books.

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.

580 Musical Instruments

TROY, 2633 Walnut Ridge Dr. 3 Bedroom, 2 bath, appliances. $160,000 or rent $1100 month, deposit. (937)339-3824 or (937)877-0016

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SEWING MACHINE, Brother, model SQ 9050, 1 year old, $80, (937)418-9271

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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 PARAKEETS, 5 males, 5 females, 2-3 babies, cage, food, and accessories, $75 OBO must take all can't be separated. (937)451-0341 anytime PEEK-A-SHITZ PUPPIES 10 weeks, shots, wormed. Fun, loving and playful. 1 female $250, 3 males $200. Cash Only! (937)368-3830 PEKINGESE/ SHIH Tzu mix puppies. (3) Females, Tri-color. Really cute. $150 each. (937)394-7697

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COVINGTON 418 South Pearl Street Thursday, Friday 8am-5pm and Saturday 8am-12pm New Home surger sewing machine, old kitchen cabinets, exercise bike, clothes for everyone including men's big and tall, baby items, everything priced to sell 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! PIQUA, 1020 Lincoln, Thursday, Friday & Saturday, 9am-? Lots of glassware, antiques and Piqua stuff.

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. ✦✦✦✦✦✦✦✦✦✦✦✦✦✦✦

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

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BICYCLE, Womens/ girls Mongoose 24 inch, 18 speed, brand new seat, brand new condition, rode 4 times, $70, (937)778-9737

CASH, top dollar paid! Junk cars/ trucks, running/ non-running. I will pick up. (937)719-3088, (937)451-1019.


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

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1998 CADILLAC El Dorado, excellent condition, must see to appreciate, fully equipped, 12 CD sound system, $6500 Call after 2pm (937)335-3202

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

2003 OLDSMOBILE Silhouette Van. Leather, V6, very clean & very good condition. 1 owner, 147k miles. $3750. (937)498-1599

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PUBLIC AUCTION 115 Morrow Street, Piqua, Ohio (From Covington Avenue - Rt 36 go south on Morrow Street to 115. Across from Smitty’s Bike Shop)

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2012 • 11AM BOAT & MOTOR: 1982 15.5 ft Bass Tender trailer with 1984 110HP V-4 Evinrude electric trim. FISHING: Several fishing poles, reels, tackle, nets, bobbers, minnow buckets and bait boxes. CARPENTRY POWER TOOLS: 10” Duracraft table saw; Delta Shop Master band saw; 10” Delta table saw; 10: Craftsman table saw; Ryobi compound miter box; hand drills; saber saws; sanders; buffers; circular saws; reciprocal saws, etc. ELECTRIC SCOOTERS: 7 in total – Merits, Rascal, others. FURNITURE & APPLIANCES: Small drop leaf table and 2 chairs; entertainment center; pictures and frames; stereos; metal shelving; wood burning stove; college refrigerators; lamps; mantle clock; wall clocks; oil lamps; wood glass cupboard; 8 track tape player; corner shelf; dresser/mirror; curio cabinets; VCRs’ cassettes’ 8 track tapes; book cases; China hutch; book shelf; gun cabinet with 10 shelves; bar stools; Pinkie and Blue Boy pics; small freezer. COLLECTIBLES: Over 5+ showcases full of pocket knives; swords; large collection of hunting knives; belt buckles; cigarette lighters; large collections of Jim Beam bottles including cars, etc.; painted saw blade; bottles; collectors cars; several lighted signs – Strohs, Coors, Budweiser; brass figurines – dogs, cat, bulls, deer, nut cracker, elephants, giraffes; figurines; Barbie dolls; Ken doll; porcelain dolls; Shirley Temple doll; metal banks; pocket watches; wrist watches; European dolls; Angel collection; 1944 pillow; old books; Xenia tornado clippings; 1952 Piqua Daily Call clippings; Princess Diana doll; at least 50+ dolls and more to be decided upon! Tonka fire trucks; 22 Zane Grey western books; Baby Buggies; Piqua advertising pcs; eye glasses; ice picks; Border City brass banks and more! Die cast banks; 1978 hunting license; comb holders; 1926 diary; sock darner; gun holsters; 1958/59 National Geographics; WWII Army stool; sewing kit; other; Clydesdale horses and wagons; Coca Cola car; nostalgic items; several bottle openers; key chains; hats; yard sticks; dog figurines collectibles; Coca Cola trays; Flash Bros; dust pan; old barber’s chair; crocks; weather vein; globes; Dutch ovens; single trees; very large collection of iron skillets – Wagnerware, Griswold, Cracker Barrel, Old Mountain, Favorite and unmarked. 8’X10’ STORAGE SHED WITH TOP STORAGE TOOLS: Power, large assortment of hand tools – pipe wrenches, socket sets; open/boxed end wrenches; screw drivers; hammers; C clamps; work lights; tree saw; take measurers; oil cans; 2 man saws; parts bins; McCulloch chain saw; yard machine; 21” snow blower; Fairbanks platform scales; step ladders; Werner 28’ extension aluminum ladders; lawn and garden tools. HISTORIC US COIN COLLECTION: 20th Century nickels; emergency war coinage; Lincoln Memorial uncirculated coins; colorized 20th century state quarters. OTHER ITEMS OF INTEREST: Gun cleaning kits; glassware; shadow box cases; electric skillets; silverware; cooking utensils; linens; bedding; books; painted chicken waterer; binoculars; rifle scopes; air pellet pistol; men’s clothing 36-29” pants; medium shirts; 4 bar stools; new fence posts; machinist tool box; 8 dr roll-a-round tool box; tent; Coleman lanterns; brass spit tone; 78 records; paperback books; propane heater; large and small showcases; animal cages; air compressors; router table; weed eaters; miter box; extension cords; lanterns; gutter clean out; nuts/bolts/screws/nails; saw horses; hitches; pulleys; creeper; flashing traffic lights; Buffalo Bill poster; granite pans; roasters; Christmas; pressure cooker; totes; bug light; gas cans; wheel chairs; walkers; quad cane and more! Go to for photos and complete listing. TERMS: Cash or check with proper ID plus $50 bank fees on all returned checks and subject to prosecution!

OWNER: DELORIS PERIN and the former property of the late WILLIAM CROMWELL

Larry L. Lavender 937-845-0047 H • 937-875-0475 Cell •

Licensed in Favor of the State of Ohio • Clerks: Lavender Family Not responsible for accidents, thefts or typographical mistakes. Any statements made by Auctioneer on sale, may, supercede statements herein, believed to be correct, availability are NOT GUARANTEED BY AUCTIONEER. May I be of Service to You? Please Call ME!

LOCATION: Miami County Fairgrounds, 650 N. Co. Rd. 25A, Troy, Ohio DIRECTIONS: County Rd. 25-A North of Troy. Auction to be held in building on south end.

ANTIQUES – AUTOS - TOOLS ANTIQUES: Victrola, Made in Piqua, Ohio by Meteor; Spinning Wheel, Copper Weather Vane; Square Oak Kitchen Table; Lift Top Desk & Chair; Buggy Seat; Oak Hall Tree; Treadle Sewing Machine; Wooden Radio Case (Floor Model); 2 Door Bookcase; Cedar Chest; Fancy Bookcase; Victorian Dresser with Mirror; Night Stand; Kenmore Sewing Machine; Victorian Dresser with Hankie Drawers; 5 Drawer Oak Chest Antique Base Rocker; Unique Arm Chair with Face Carved in Back; 3 Piece Bedroom Suite; S Curve Roll Top Desk; 2 Sets of 4 Oak Chairs; Small Roll Top Desk; Child’s Desk; 4 Large Pictures of Children; Early Child’s Rocker; 2 Base Rockers; 2 Wicker Recliners; Oil Lamps; Wicker Porch Swing; DOLLS: From ‘Gone with the Wind’ Rhett Butler; Scarlet O’Hara; Mammie; Melanie; Aunt Pitty Pat; 5 Glass Cases; Older Coca Cola Clock; Coke Trays (repos); Coca Cola Thermometer; 2 Victorian Rockers; 1967 Ankerman Garage Calendar; Singer Featherlite Sewing Machine; Obanez Electric Guitar w/Tiger Maple Case; Rondini Accordion; Toy Stroller, Made by John C. Turner Co., Wapak, Ohio; Tin Toy ‘Ferdinand the Bull’ with Original Box; Packard Battery Cable Cabinet; Trico Wiper Blade Cabinet; BANKS: 2 Cast Iron Banks advertising Mellow Furnaces; Green Glass Head; Blue Glass Building; Piqua National Bank; Space Capsule; Horlick’s Candy Jar; Brass Ship Book Ends; Wooden Shoe Bottle; Piqua Medicine Bottle; Crocks & Jugs; Deacon Bench; Small Stool; Butter Stomp Churn; Pitcher Pump; Milk Bottle, Troy Bottle Co.; Blue & White Throw, Dated 1850, Piqua, Ohio, M. Enycart; Indian Chalk Lamp; Picture of Indian on Horse; Indian Artifacts; Large Axe Head; Pedestal Stool; 4 Indian Collector Plates; Neal’s Farm, Wooden Milk Crate; Favorite Piqua, Corn Pone Pan; Huffy Fairlane Reel Mower; Wooden 6 Bottle Coke Carrier; Cast Door Stop; Large Wood Pulley; Sinclair Soap in Box; BOOKS: Battles and Leaders of Civil War, copyright 1884, The Century Co., NY (27 out of 32 books); 10 Oil Lamps; Coo-Coo Clock; Waterbury Mantel Clock; Pitcher and Bowl Set; GLASSWARE: Fenton, American Fostoria; Linens; Collars; 12 Piqua Post Cards of the 1913 Flood; Piquonian Jr. Issue 1940’s; Magazines: Frontier times, 1970’s; True West, 1970’s; Civil War Time, 1980’s; Mexican Spurs; 4 Hires Root Beer Signs; 3 Cross Cut Saws; Lanterns; 2 Wooden Barrels; Cupboard Top; Evinrude Fisherman Boat Motor, 5.5 HP (like new); Trolling Boat Motor; Wooden Plane; Bee Smoker; Collector Plates: Owl, Ducks, Indians; TOOLS: 44” Swisher Pull Behind Deck Mower, 10.5 HP; 3 Shop Vacs; 2 Wagner Paint Sprayers; 10” Craftsman Ban Saw; Clarke 10” Table Saw; Drills; Power Saws; Hand Tools; Wrenches; Bonney Tool Box; Bolt Bins; Storage Cabinets; Rotary Saw; Large Vise; 24’ Aluminum Ladder; 2 Gas Weed Eaters; Floor Jack. AUTOS: 1978 El Camino, 350 Engine, runs great (needs restored); 1979 El Camino, 350 Engine, runs great (needs restored); Many more items, too many to mention. TERMS: Cash or Check with Proper I.D. Not Responsible for Accidents. Any Statements Made Day of Sale Supersede Statements Hereon.

H AV E N A R – B A I R 2313398


PIQUA, 421 West Greene Street, Friday & Saturday 9am-6pm, Moving sale! everything must go! furniture, appliances, tools, and more!! PIQUA, 635 West Greene Street, Friday Only!! 9am-6pm, Furniture (4 recliners), snowblower, treadmill, antiques, clothes, convertible car, shoes, purses, Lots of miscellaneous PIQUA 636 Boone St. Friday and Saturday 9-? Lots of items. Too much to list! Great prices! Don't miss this sale. 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.

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. 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! SIDNEY, 952 Windfield Court. Saturday 9am-2pm. dining room furniture, four black leather dining chairs, desk lamp, mens golf bag, outdoor chaise lounge, queen down comforter, household items, decorations, toys, childrens items, jogging stroller. TROY, 1013 South Crawford Street, Thursday Saturday, 7am-5pm. Moving sale! Pictures, mirrors, furniture, household items, everything must go!

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 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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Defendants, Carole Adams, Beneficiary of the Estate of Iva E. Simmons, deceased, Unknown Spouse of Carole Adams, Beneficiary of the Estate of Iva E. Simmons, deceased, whose place of residence is unknown and whose last known address is 630 South Wayne Street Piqua, Ohio 45356, Defendants, Unknown Heirs, Legatees, Devisees, Administrators, Executors, Successors and Assigns of Jesse R. Simmons, deceased, whose place of residence is unknown and cannot be served within the State of Ohio, will take notice that on June 29, 2012, Bank of America, N.A., as successor by merger to BAC Home Loans Servicing, L.P. fka Countrywide Home Loans Servicing, L.P., filed a Complaint as Plaintiff in the Court of Common Pleas of Miami County, Ohio in Case No. 12-461 against Iva E. Simmons and Jesse R. Simmons, and others as Defendants, alleging that Defendants, Iva E. Simmons and Jesse R. Simmons, executed and delivered a certain Note, a copy of which is attached to the Complaint and made a part thereof, that there is due to Plaintiff from Defendants, Iva E. Simmons and Jesse R. Simmons, by reason of default under the terms of the Note the unpaid principal balance of $43,699.76 plus interest at the rate of 5.125% per annum from December 1, 2008; that to secure the payment of said Note Defendants, Iva E. Simmons and Jesse R. Simmons, executed and delivered a Mortgage Deed, thereby conveying the following described premises: LEGAL DESCRIPTION

Commonly known as: 207 Upway Drive, Piqua, Ohio 45356 Parcel Number: N44-060090

A full description can be obtained from the Miami County Auditorʼs Office at 201 West Main Street Troy, Ohio 45373.

that said Note is in default, whereby the conditions set forth in said Note and Mortgage have been broken, said Mortgage Deed has become absolute and Plaintiff is entitled to have said Mortgage foreclosed, said premises sold, and the proceeds applied in payment of Plaintiffʼs claims; that Defendants, listed in this action, may have or claim to have some interest in or lien upon said premises; that all of said Defendants be required to set forth any claim, lien or interest in or upon the above described premises which he or she may have or be forever barred there from; that therefore Plaintiff demands judgment against the Defendants, Iva E. Simmons and Jesse R. Simmons, in the amount of $43,699.76 plus interest at the rate of 5.125% per annum from December 1, 208, plus any sums advanced to pay real estate taxes, hazard insurance premiums, property protection and maintenance, plus late charges and interest from the date of such advances; for Plaintiffʼs cost of evidence of title and for all of its costs herein expended; that the Mortgage referred to be found and adjudged to be a valid and subsisting, first and best lien upon the real estate described herein; that the Mortgage and the Defendants equity of redemption be foreclosed; that all parties hereto answer as to their interests or be forever barred from asserting the same; that all liens be marshaled and their priorities determined; that the premises be sold as if upon execution, and the proceeds of any sale be applied according to law; and for such other relief as is just and equitable.

Defendants, Carole Adams, Beneficiary of the Estate of Iva E. Simmons, deceased, Unknown Spouse of Carole Adams, Beneficiary of the Estate of Iva E. Simmons, deceased and Unknown Heirs, Legatees, Devisees, Administrators, Executors, Successors and Assigned of Jesse R. Simmons, deceased, are further notified that they are required to answer said Complaint on or before 28 days after the last week that the publication has run for THREE successive weeks, or judgment may be rendered as prayed for therein. LUPER NEIDENTHAL & LOGAN A Legal Professional Association Jeffrey R. Jinkens (0019301) Attorney for Plaintiff 1200 LeVeque Tower 50 West Broad Street Columbus, OH 43215 Phone: (614) 221-7663 Fax: (866) 381-0301 E-mail: 8/30, 9/6, 9/13-2012


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


Piqua Daily Call •

INSIDE ■ Corey Brown embraces opportunity, page 15. ■ Reds look for sweep of Pirates, page 15.



IN BRIEF ■ Football

Beavercreek 1-2 at Piqua 2-1 When: 7:30 p.m. Friday Where: Alexander Stadium/Purk Field Tickets: On sale at Piqua High School and Piqua Junior High until 1 p.m. Friday; at Joe Thoma’s until 4 p.m. Friday. Radio: WPTW 1570 AM Bill Nees Show: Can be seen weekly on WOTVC Channel 5. 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. Team Stats: Provided by

Special guest at Bradford When the Bradford football team hosts Covington Friday night, there will be a special guest in attendance. OHSAA commisioner Dan Ross will be in attendance at the game.

■ Golf

Williams cards 38 at Echo It was regular nine-hole play with a secret hole in the Ladies League Tuesday at Echo Hills. The score on the second hole was deducted from the scores. In Group A, Judy Williams was low gross with 38 and Cindy Pearson was low net with 28. In Group B, Joyce Catron was low gross with 41 and Clara Sowry was low net with 30. In Group C, Renie Huffman was low gross with 46 and Judy Hornbeck was low net with 29. Joyce Catron, Renie Huffman, Cindy Pearson and Kathie Isenhouer tied for low putts with 17.

■ Soccer

Tri-Star contest on Saturday The Piqua Optimist Club will hold their Tri-Star soccer contest Saturday at the Pitsenbarger Sports Complex. It will be on field 3 with registration from 10 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. for boys and girls ages 6-13. Prizes will be awarded by age group.

Beavercreek Stat Leaders OFFENSE Passing Michael Berry 6-17-2 82 Yds, 2 TDs, Rating 91.1 Rushing Michael Berry 57-322 Travis McAfee 46-241 Alex Arias 24-124 Receiving David Tipton 3-48 Alex Arias 2-18 Scoring Airius Moore 4 TDs, 26 Pts Michael Berry 2 TDs, 12 Pts Alex Arias 2 TDs, 12 Pts Kyle Petering 10 PATs, 10 Pts DEFENSE Tackles Airius Moore 23 Tyler Reasoner 23 Rickey Ford 15 Sacks Chase Mamer 1.5 Forced Fumbles Airius Moore 3 Fumbles Recovered Tyler Reasoner 2 SPECIAL TEAMS Kickoff Returns C.J. Davis 8-24.4 Punt Returns Scott Bletzinger 1-16.0 C.J. Davis 3-8.3 Kicking Kyle Petering 0-1 FGs, 10-10 PATs Punting Michael Berry 9-31.2

Piqua familiar with ’Creek Two teams meet for first time BY ROB KISER Sports Editor Fellow Greater Western Ohio Conference members Beavercreek and Piqua may be meeting for the first time on the football field Friday night at Alexander Stadium/Purk Field. But, the Indians are certainly not unfamiliar with the Beavers. “They open with Fairfield every year,” Piqua football coach Bill Nees said. “We played Fairfield in the second week the last four years. So, we saw them on film every year. We have seen a lot of them and have touched base with them, even though we haven’t played them.” The Beavers, 1-2, have had an up-anddown season. After opening with a loss to Fairfield, Beavercreek romped MIKE ULLERY/CALL FILE PHOTO

See PIQUA/Page 16 Justice Young throws against Lima.

The second annual Piqua Football Mom’s Club 5K run will be held Oct. 21 in front of Alexander Stadium/Purk Field. For a discount, register by Oct. 5. You can register online at

Fuller wins Loramie race

■ Baseball

Fall leagues held in Troy For more information the Frosty Brown Elementary Fall Batting League, call Frosty Brown at (937) 339-4383. It is for ages 9-12.



Covington’s Jamie Crowell hits a shot Wednesday at Echo Hills.

Lady Buccs drop match with Troy



Covington boys win JV match “It’s a big loss for


Cleveland, but they have a lot of veteran guys.” —A.J. Green on Joe Haden not playing Sunday

SPECIAL TEAMS Kickoff Returns Tate Honeyctt 1-32.0 Ben Crawford 1-21.0 Luke Karn 5-15.8 Punt Returns Luke Karn 6-13.2 Kicking Caleb Vallieu 0-1 FGs, 2-4 PATs Punting Austin Hall 6-34.2

Piqua boys play better

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do the Cincinnati Bengals have over Cleveland?

OFFENSE Passing Justice Young 24-49-2 429 Yds, 6 TDs, Rating 154.8 Rushing Ryan Hughes 19-109 Austin Covault 17-57 Receiving Tate Honeycutt 5-174 Luke Karn 8-125 Scoring Tate Honeycutt 3 TDs, 18 Pts Austin Covault 2 TDs, 12 Pts DEFENSE Tackles Logan Peepels 39 Ryan Hughes 29 Dom Stone 29 Hayden Hall 29 Sacks Logan Peepels 1.5 Ryan Hughes 1.5 Forced Fumbles Logan Peepels 2 Interceptions Cody Combs 2

■ Running

How many Q: straight wins

Piqua Stat Leaders

The Covington girls golf team lost to Troy 178-189 Wednesday on the front nine at Echo Hills. Allison Ingle had a 42 for Covington and Cassie Ingle added a 43. Other Covington scores were Jamie Crowell 51,

Morgan McReynolds 53, Covington scores were Jessie Crowell 56, Katie Levi Winn 42, Jacob Blair Blair 61. 47, Ty Boehringer 48, Tres Wirt 49, Cody Boggs 53. Versailles scores inBucc JVs win WEBSTER — The Cov- cluded Jacob Watren 46, ington boys JV golf team Griffen Riegle 47, Aaron defeated Versailles 186- Barga 49, Kyle Christian 192. 50.

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The Piqua boys soccer team showed improvement Tuesday night, but came up short in a 4-2 loss to Vandalia-Butler. “Overall the team took a step up in the match tonight, despite the final result,” Piqua coach Nick Guidera said. “We had not been playing particularly hard lately and the guys came out focused and worked hard the entire 80 minutes.” Piqua goals came from Cody Lumpkin, chipping it bythe keeper from 12 yards out off of a Caleb Vallieu throw-in. The second goal came when Griffen Jennings was fouled from behind in the box and finished a PK as a result Piqua had two major miscues that gave Butler two goals, the difference in the game. The first goal by Butler was on a floating ball mishandled by Piqua keeper Grady Stewart. Later Piqua had an own goal off of a Butler corner kick. “We gave up eleven corner kicks today and whenever you give up that many something unfortunate is bound to happen,” Guidera said. “We hope to build on the games positives and the teams effort and take that into Saturdays home match against Miami East.” Piqua will host Miami


East at 1 p.m. The Piqua JV boys played Butler to a very hard-fought 0-0 tie.

VOLLEYBALL Lady Vikings win BRADFORD — The Miami East volleyball team defeated Bradford 25-11, 25-7, 25-7 Tuesday in CCC action. “It was a workman-like effort,” Miami East coach John Cash said. “We weren’t stellar, but we were pretty solid. Our goal was to not have as many errors as we did, though. We had a lot of hitting errors — but that’s correctable. We’ll get that turned around for Thursday.” Leah Dunivan had eight kills, three aces and a block; while Sam Cash had seven kills, three aces, two digs and 11 assists. Angie Mack had six kills and three digs; while Abby Cash had four kills, three aces, four digs and 13 assists. Trina Current had four kills and Ashley Current had two kills and two blocks. See ROUNDUP/Page 15




Thursday, September 13, 2012

Brown won’t complain about opportunity Receiver has emerged as go-to guy for Ohio State BY JIM NAVEAU Lima News COLUMBUS — If Ohio State’s shortage of healthy running backs means wide receiver Corey Brown gets to carry the football a few times on Saturday against California, he won’t complain. In fact, he’d welcome it. Brown, who has emerged as Ohio State’s go-to receiver with 13 catches in the first two games of the season, envisioned himself carrying the ball a lot when he committed to OSU as a senior running back out of Upper Darby (Pa.) Cardinal O’Hara High School. He rushed for more than 1,000 yards as as sophomore and senior and would have done it three times but was injured his junior year. When he got to Columbus and found out he wouldn’t be playing running back or his second choice, cornerback, he wasn’t thrilled. “I actually thought I was going to come here for corner, but when I got here they had me in the receivers room. I was sad. I’ll be honest,� Brown said. “But I realized I was too skinny (to play running back). “I always want to run the ball. I joke around with the running backs that I could play running back. For it to happen would be real good,� he said. Ohio State began the season with five healthy tailbacks but is down to two — freshman Bri’onte Dunn and Rod Smith. Jordan Hall has not played yet because of preseason foot surgery. Carlos Hyde suffered a sprained medial collateral ligament in his knee during a 31-16 win over Central Florida last Saturday and another freshman, Warren Ball, also had foot surgery.

His biggest contribution so far this season and going forward will be as a receiver, though. Brown’s 13 catches in two games are just one short of his season total of 14 last fall. He caught eight passes as a freshman. Some hard work and Ohio State’s more pass-friendly offense have helped him become more productive. “I really think it’s the system and growth and maturity. I had to take a long look at myself in the mirror. Obviously, my first two seasons here weren’t very good,� Brown said. He expects that, along with receivers like Devin Smith and Evan Spencer, OSU’s wideouts can play an even bigger role the rest of the season. “We’ve done a lot of passing so far but I don’t think we’ve come close to how much passing we’ll do in a single game once we get going,� he said. His running roots aren’t the only thing Brown wouldn’t mind returning to this season. Ohio State coach Jim Tressel bestowed the nickname “Philly� on him when the Buckeyes’ 2010 recruiting class contained two Corey Browns. To differentiate the two, Tressel called him “Philly� because he came from the Philadelphia area and called the other Corey Brown, a defensive back from western Pennsylvania, “Pittsburgh.� Brown makes it clear he prefers to be called Corey, not Philly. So, why is his Twitter address @phillybrown10 if he doesn’t like the name? “That’s only because only one person can have a name on Twitter. Every other name was taken so I had to. It wasn’t my decision, it was Twitter’s,� he said.


Corey Brown has emerged as a go-to guy in the Ohio State offense.


The Miami East girls cross country team finished third at the Greenon two-mile invitational. From the left are Abigael Amheiser, Abby Hawkins, Erin Augustus, Meredith Wesco, Sami Sands, Meagan Caudill and Renee DeFord.


Homer Bailey fires a strike Wednesday night.

Lindsey Blankenship had four aces, Allie Millhouse had three aces and five digs, Allison Morrett had four digs and Anna Kiesewetter had two digs. Miami East JVs won 25-12, 25-23 and the freshman won 25-9, 25-16. Miami East, 8-0 overall and 4-0 in the CCC, hosts Arcanum tonight.

CROSS COUNTRY BOYS Fuller wins race FORT LORAMIE — Lehman’s Joe Fuller was the winner at the Fort Loamie Invitational Tuesday, helping the Cavaliers to a fifth-place finish. Fuller won in 16:51.33. Other Lehman runners included Nick Elsner, 21, 18:46.14; Erik Jackson, 44, 19:38.69; Gabe Berning, 49, 19:49.46; Louis Gaier, 72, 20:21.90; Teddy Jackson, 136, 23:08,75; Derek Gaier, 156, 24:19.72. Versailles finished second Tigers top seven included Samuel Prakel, 6, 17:35.97; Sam Subler, 12, 17:54.97; Matt Subler, 18, 18:37.95; Andrew Kramer, 24, 18:54.86; Tyler Rose, 31, 19:16.54; Cole Albers,

43, 19:36.56; Lee Ruhenkamp, 60, 19:58.67. Houston finished 12 The Wildcats top seven included Devon Jester, 7, 17:36.76; Troy Riley, 40, 19:32.28; Seth Clark, 74, 20:24.42; Josh HaringKaye, 97, 21:22.20; Tyler Davis, 110, 21:47.18; Corey Slusser, 117, 22:04.55; Derrek Mayse, 155, 24:04.77. Russia finished 14th The Raiders top seven included Jacob Epperson, 35, 19:25.03; Austin Gariety, 59, 19:57.47; Josh Meyer, 63, 20:05.34; Nick Paulus, 85, 21:02.01; Joseph Stickel, 95, 21:15.91; Weston Lavy, 99, 21:26.65; Bryant McCarty, 147, 23:39.63. Bradford finished 18th The Railroaders top seven included Brett Arnett, 70, 20:19.44; Chip Gade, 80, 20:48.44; Hunter Arnett, 112, 21:54.05; Ben Karnehm, 139, 23:13.62; Nathan Rose, 150, 23:46.04; Kyler Locker, 157, 24:29.88; Addison Bashore, 178, 27:17.02.

the Enon two-mile invitational Tuesday. Vikings places were Seth Pemberton, 6; Josh Ewing, 7; Hunter Sharp, 35; Matthew Amheiser, 47; Brandon Mack, 52; Ben Marlow, 59; Danny O’Malley, 66. The East JH boys finished eighth.

ners included Chelsea Dross, 71, 24:31.29; Gabby Fair, 82, 25:07.13; Caitlin Powell, 84, 25:21.67; Molli Lavey, 89, 25:37.96; Jennifer Ross, 100, 26:17.90; Jane Bloom, 152, 29:15.87. Lehman’s Stephanie Ulbrich was 137th in 28:03.28; Russia runners included Karissa Voisard, 58, 23:58.61; Emily FraGIRLS Lady Tigers fourth zier, 91, 25:43.01; Amanda FORT LORAMIE — Frazier, 92, 25:43.32; The Versailles girls fin- Rachel Pinchot, 140, ished fourth at the Fort 28:24.21. Loramie Invitational Tuesday. Lady Vikings third ENON — The Miami Lady Tigers top seven included Chloe Warvel, 10, East girls finished third 21:32.67; Brooke Pothast, out of 10 teams at 14, 21:51.66; Hannah Greenon. Meredith Wesco led the Wenig, 22, 22:12.04; Madison Grilliot, 25, 22:24.94; girls with a fourth-place Murphy Grow, 26, finish. Other East places were 22:26.26; Mallory Keiser, 42, 23:21.50; Rachel Sub- Abigael Amheiser, 15; Abby Hawkins, 17; Sami ler, 48, 23:32.01. Houston finished eighth Sands, 21; Megan Caudill, Lady Wildcat runners 40; Renee DeFord, 45; and included Nicolette Erin Augustus, 69. Miami East won the JH Holthaus, 8, 21:14.88; Jenna Hooks, 35, 22:52.41; girls race. Lady Viking places Heidi Cox, 75, 24:44.53; Jodi Jolly, 156, 29:40.18; were Lorenzo Savini, 5; Caitlyn Ryan, 162, Marie Ewing, 6; Lindsey Yingst, 7; Meredith 30:02.78. East boys fifth ENON — The Miami Bradford finished ninth Richters, 26; Jackie Taylor, East boys finished fifth at Lady Railroaders run- 29; Abby Bollinger, 74.

Reds get clean sweep of Pirates Bailey shuts down Pittsburgh CINCINNATI (AP) — Homer Bailey pitched seven solid innings and the Cincinnati Reds came up with just enough offense to squeeze out a 2-1 win over Pittsburgh on Wednesday night for a three-game sweep of the Pirates. The Reds (87-57) scored both of their runs on outs while moving 30 games over .500 for the first time since they were 96-66 on Oct. 3, 1999. They widened their lead in the NL Central over secondplace St. Louis to 11 1/2 games. Bailey (11-9) allowed

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Two Ingles Better Than One

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Covington sisters Allison Ingle (above) and Cassie Ingle (below) hit iron shots in a match with Troy Tuesday at Echo Hills. For more on the match, see page 14.

over Carroll 63-0, before losing a heartbreaker to Hilliard Davidson 14-13 last Friday, when they went for two and the win late in the game after a touchdown. The Beavers will bring a unique offense to Piqua — the Air Force option. “It features a lot of inside veer and mid-line option,� Nees said. “They don’t throw a lot, but when they do, it has been timely and effective.� The Beavers leading rusher is junior quarterback Michael Berry (6-3, 205), who has 322 yards on 57 attempts; while senior fullback Travis Mcafee (5-11, 205) has 241 yards on 46 attempts. “They prefer to go inside,� Nees said. “They like to keep the ball in the hands of the quarterback and fullback, who are their two leading rusher, both in attempts and yards.� If Piqua defense has an advantage, it is that they got a good look at the offense this week in practice, with the help of Indians quarterback Justice Young and the Piqua backfield. “The big thing is you usually can not simulate something like that, but we were able to do that with Justice (Young) and the backs,� Nees said. “We were able to do it and stay healthy, which is a big key. We run some option, so it is not something we haven’t seen.� On defense, Beavercreek will use a 50 front. Junior linebacker Airius Moore (6-1, 220) and Tyler Reasoner (6-3, 220) lead the Beavers with 23 tackles each. Moore has forced three fumbles and Reasoner has recovered two. “They don’t blitz a lot,�


Luke Karn follows Ben Crawford on a punt return. Nees said. “But, the one thing that jumps out at you within 30 seconds of putting the film in is how good they are at the point of attack. “They do a great job of pursuing to the ball.� And, as the end of last week’s game showed, Beavercreek is not afraid to gamble on special teams. “They have a number of different packages,� Nees said. “They will fake punts — they will run reverses on punt and kickoff returns. I guess aggressive is the word I would use to describe them on special teams.� Piqua is coming off its second straight road win, 35-7 over Lima Senior. On offense, Justice Young threw for four touchdowns and sophomore receiver Tate Honeycutt had a breakout game. He caught four passes for 178 yards and four TDs, three in the first half as Piqua opened a 27-7 lead, before returning Saturday to play the second half. “We did a good job of coming back and finishing off the game,� Nees said.

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For the second straight week, the Piqua defense came up with three takeaways. Jacob Teague, Hayden Hall and Ben Crawford all had interceptions. “Anytime you can come up with big plays like that on defense, it is big,� Nees said. Piqua is entering an important part of the schedule, with GWOC South power Springboro and Trotwood-Madison waiting in the following two weeks. “We are playing three straight big, strong teams,� Nees said. “Every week, a win makes that next game even bigger, which is what we are hoping for.� The first step comes Friday against Beavercreek — a team the Indians have never played, but are plenty familiar with.

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