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Roll up a sleeve for the Indians It’s time for the annual Troy-Piqua Blood Drive BY WILL E SANDERS Staff Writer PIQUA — Nothing gets one’s blood pumping more than a good, old-fashioned game of football, especially the long-standing rivalry between Piqua and Troy. And while the match-up is one of the state’s longest rivalries, a

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tradition now in it’s 14th year also is something that has now become synonymously attached to the game: the Piqua and Troy blood drive. The annual Community Blood Center (CBC) Troy-Piqua Blood Drive is once again being held this year in recognition of “the Battle of the Miami” when Piqua travels 10 miles down the road See Blood drive/Page 2

COVINGTON — Covington Fire Department will host a pancake breakfast from 7-11 a.m. Saturday at the Covington fire house, 801 E. Broadway. The menu will consist of all-you-can-eat pancakes with sausage and orange drink or coffee. Cost is $5 for adults and $3 for kids 10 and under. This event will feature TOM MILLHOUSE/STAFF PHOTO FOR PHOTO REPRINTS, GO TO WWW.DAILYCALL.COM Chris Cakes and his “FlyKristie Fisher, operator of Rush Creek Gardens, picks peppers on her Snodgrass ing Flapjacks.” Road farm. Fisher has been named a regional mentor instructor with the Women Farm organization. She will be sharing her experiences from 16 years in farming.

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Piqua High School graduate and Air Force pilot Maj. William Baugh was shot down over North Vietnam on Jan. 21, 1967. He was a POW for BY TOM MILLHOUSE more than six years. Courtesy of the Piqua Public Library News Editor

getting into farming, as well as those who are already in the business. Fisher, who operates Rush Lottery PIQUA — During her 16 Do you have an idea for a Creek Gardens on Snodgrass Local Front story? Road, has been selected as a reCLEVELAND (AP) — years operating a small farm, Let Susan Hartley know at ext. 14 or e-mail to gional mentor instructor in the Thursday’s winning Ohio Kristie Fisher has been con- 773-2721 fronted by countless challenges Women Farm organization’s piLottery numbers: (like this year’s Jekyll and oneering peer instruction for beginning, Night Drawings: Hyde weather pattern of heavy rains experienced and aspiring Ohio women ■ Rolling Cash 5 and intense heat). The Piqua woman is farmers. 08-22-24-36-37 now being called on to use her experi■ Pick 3 Numbers ence to help other women who are just See Farming/Page 2 2-4-8 ■ Pick 4 Numbers 5-3-7-9 Day Drawings: ■ Midday 3 1-4-7 ■ Midday 4 7-5-2-2



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Community Blood Center employee Andrea Search, right, wraps the arm of Jason Durbin of Covington after he donated blood at the US Bank branch on College Street in Piqua last year. Piqua fans are urged to give blood Monday at US Bank branch.

Chemicals above guidelines; latest test results OK BY BETHANY J. ROYER Staff Writer PIQUA — Many residents were left with concerns and questions after receiving a notice last week in regards to TTHM (Total Trihalomethanes) levels in the city’s second quarter drinking water being above federal guideline. “Any time you have a problem with your drinking water; that’s not something that you take lightly,” said water plant superintendent Don Freisthler on the violation. Second quarterly testing found the TTHM level in Piqua’s drinking water at 7 thousandths’ of a part per million (ppm) above the limit of .08 ppm or mg/l under EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) guidelines. TTHM consists of four chemicals (chloroform, bromodichloromethane, dibromochloromethane and bromoform) that are

created when chlorine reacts with naturally occurring organic or inorganic matter in water. Third quarter water samples have already been received and shows the TTHM levels within compliance, as were the first quarter samples. “This is not something that would affect you,” Freisthler said in regards to health concerns of TTHM in the water and that it would take many years of drinking such a contaminant in excess for there to be a risk. Those health risks, as stated in the drinking water notice sent to local residents, could result in problems with the liver, kidneys, central nervous system and a potential for an increase in cancer. Individuals with a severely compromised immune system may want to consult a doctor. Freisthler said that the language in the notice can be alarming and, as written in a press release received Thursday, is a requirement by the EPA that must be verbatim. The city water superintendent went on to say that, “We do everything we can to make that water the best.”

Career day speaker Jamie Kiefer, President and CEO of Portrait Creation, speaks to Piqua High School students on Thursday during career day at the school. Area business professionals, college representatives and members of the Armed Forces gave students an opportunity to hear about many facets of posthigh school life and careers.

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Foes put Ohio election law on hold COLUMBUS (AP) — Ohio’s new election law that shortens the swing state’s early voting period was placed on temporary hold Thursday after opponents submitted more than 300,000 signatures in their effort to get a repeal question on 2012 ballots. At least for now, local election officials will have to operate under the old law. That means early voting for the Nov. 8 election will start on Tuesday. Elections officials must

next Friday for their rivalry game versus the Trojans in Troy Memorial Stadium. The blood drive is held at US Bank branches each year in both communities the week before the game. Troy had its blood drive last week, and those looking to donate blood at the Piqua US Bank, 200 N. College St., are invited to do so between noon and 6 p.m. Monday. Last year, Piqua won the blood drive and this year the winning community will be announced before kickoff at the Oct. 7 Piqua-Troy game. Organizers of the blood

Fisher’s business involves Community Supported Agriculture. Members purchase shares for the growing season, which entitles them to weekly supplies of produce from Fisher’s farm. She has customers in this area and also makes weekly deliveries to members in Dayton, for a total of 15 participants this year. Sharon Sachs, co-owner with Janie Marr Werum of Women Farm, based in the Columbus area, said Fisher was selected as the mentor for the ninecounty central southwest region because of her wealth of experience in farming. Sachs said Fisher and the mentors for two other regional programs being launched this year, have the farming knowledge and business background to assist other women to achieve success. The reason Women Farm is launching the new program, Sachs said, is to serve a need for hands-on instruction and a way to provide knowledge women need in their farming operations. Sachs said the program is an outgrowth of seven years of conversations with women farmers about what they need to be more successful.

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came from paid circulators, while the rest were gathered by volunteers, organizers said. Opponents contend the elections overhaul will lead to longer lines and make it difficult for working people to cast a ballot. Brian Rothenberg of ProgressOhio, a member of Fair Elections Ohio, called Thursday’s signature submission “a victory that will make it easier, more accessible and simpler for people to vote.”

drive, like Mark Pompilio, a CBC spokesperson, said the challenge is not just about community pride, but also saving lives. This marks the 14th year the blood drive has been going and US Bank has served as both host and sponsor during that time. Once the results of the blood drive are released, the bank will be making a $1,000 donation for educational materials and equipment for the winning school. “US Bank is proud to assist these two awesome communities in this year’s competition,” said Pete Bardonaro, a US Bank district manager. “The great school and community

spirit within these two cities fuels this outstanding event annually. There are only winners that stem from this competition, especially the many individuals whose wellbeing will be impacted from this generous gift.” And, everyone who registers will receive a CBC “This is my Halloween costume — I’m a blood donor” T-shirt. The blood drive isn’t the only football-fueled event this week as area Goodwill stores in both communities will be battling against each other for donations for the nonprofit. The Goodwill Stores Drive to Victory competi-

“A lot of women farmers are isolated,” Sach said. “Some women say ‘I don’t even know any other women farmers.’” By having the monthly regional informational presentations, which in this area will be on Fisher’s Snodgrass Road farm just northeast of Piqua, participants will be able to increase their knowledge of new developments and network with other women farmers. While farming is often still considered a man’s vocation, the number of women in agriculture is growing. Women Farm statistics show there were 427 women farm operators in Miami County in 2007, up from 398 five years earlier. In addition, 112 of the women in farming in Miami County are the principal operators of the businesses. According to 2007 figures, women farm nearly 10,000 acres of land in Miami County. Fisher said she is looking forward to her new venture, which in the first year will involve assisting Marr Werum teach the various classes. “I’m always excited to share with other women who aspire to be farmers,” said Fisher, who has a 40acre farm with about two acres of gardens. “Sixteen years ago, if I would have

had a program like this I would have been overjoyed,” she said, explaining she had to travel to Washington state to gain a degree in ecological agriculture. She grew up in the city, but after graduating from college, Fisher decided she wanted to venture out into the country to try her hand at farming. “I went to my parents and said ‘I want to do this farming thing,’” she recalled. “My parents said, ‘OK, we’ll have someone plow up a soybean field,’” Fisher said. After growing produce to sell at farm markets, Fisher launched a Community Supported Agriculture business, providing share holders with produce ranging from lettuce, peas, onions, potatoes, cucumbers, popcorn, beans, herbs and a host of other crops. More people are becoming interested in locally grown food, Fisher said. “People want local food, not food that has been sitting on a truck,” she said. Fisher said some of the shareholders provide some labor on the farm. “They really enjoy getting out and digging potatoes or whatever we have at the time,” she said. Fisher’s husband Ted, who is a science teacher at Wayne High School (new

tion is a friendly competition held each week between two local high schools that battle off the field in a donation drive benefiting Goodwill Easter Seals of Miami Valley. In Week 6 of the Victory Drive, Goodwill trailers will be at Piqua and Troy high schools to accept donations between Oct. 3-7. Donation trailers will be at each high school that week and at noon on Oct. 7, each one will be weighed. The school who has the most donations will be declared the winner. COLUMBIA, S.C. — Iddings of Pleasant Hill; Fans are encouraged to Kathryn Sue Iddings Rolls, her sister Patty (Iddings) donate clothing, household of Deeter and brother-in-law goods, computers and cars 59, C o l u m Joe Deeter; and by her to help their school win. bia, S.C., brother John Iddings and d i e d sister-in-law Kimberly Tuesday, (Lesch) Iddings. Sept. 26, She was preceded in 2011, in death by her father, Bruce Ohio State Buckeyes LexingIddings of Pleasant Hill. quarterback Braxton ton, S.C. Ms. Rolls was born Dec. Miller was one of his stuShe 3, 1951, in Troy, and was a dents) often lends a hand is sur- ROLLS 1970 graduate of Newton in the operation. “He’s off v i v e d High School. She had in the summer, so it’s big by her daughters, Amanda worked for the last 25 help,” she said. Rolls of Lexington, S.C., years in South Carolina in This has been a trying and Abby Rolls of Lexing- the healthcare field. season for farmers, large ton, S.C.; and by her two A private service will be and small alike. “In my 16 granddaughters, Devan conducted at a later date. years, this has been the and Kaylee Sampman. She In lieu of flowers, donaworst growing season also is survived by her tions can be made to The ever,” she said. “We had mother, Betty L. (Kirchner) American Cancer Society. floods in the spring, followed by numerous 90-degree days that baked the Death notices ground like a rock and now we’ve had 10 inches LOCKINGTON — Admiral Dewey Ritter, 79, of of rain in September,” she Lockington, died Thursday, Sept. 29, 2011, at the said, noting some crops Upper Valley Medical Center. like potatoes have had a His funeral arrangements are pending through the much lower yield. She did Jamieson & Yannucci Funeral Home. note that this has been a good year for cucumbers. DAYTON — Shane Christian Walker, 36, of DayIn addition to the ton, passed away unexpectedly Wednesday, Sept. 28, classes, which will run 2011, at Kettering Hospital, Dayton. from October through Funeral services will be held Monday at the HaleMarch, Sachs noted there Sarver Family Funeral Home, West Milton. Burial also are teleconference will be in Fairview Cemetery, Englewood. sessions on a variety of topics. CENTERVILLE — Earnie Philpot, 82, of CenterWomen Farm, a new ville, passed away on Thursday, Sept. 29, 2011, at Hoswomen-owned business pice of Dayton. based in Central Ohio, Services are pending at the Hale-Sarver Family strives to alleviate barri- Funeral Home,West Milton. ers to farm entry and successful startup, such as a lack of production experiPolicy: Please send obituary notices by e-mail to editoence and business or by fax to (937) 773-4225. Deadlines: Notices must be received by t p.m. Sunday ship skills. and Tuesday-Friday, and by 4 p.m. on Monday for Tuesday’s For more information online edition. on the Women Farm orQuestions: Please call Editor Susan Hartley at (937) ganization and the classes 773-2721, ext. 14 if you have questions about obituaries. for women farmers, visit, email or call (800) 713-8575.

nals and crime-related matters. OHLEG was introduced in 2003 and provides personal details on individuals. OHLEG provides information such as the name, address, Social Security number, physical description, age, a photo, driver’s license information, criminal record, a list of all vehicles registered to the individual in his or her lifetime, prison records, FBI numbers, sex offender status and other information. Information can be checked on OHLEG by using an individual’s address and can also provide detailed information about the individual’s neighbors. Because OHLEG is user specific and requires a password, searches by law enforcement officials are recorded and that information can be obtained through an audit. Those conducting the audit are able to determine whether

OHLEG was accessed from a private computer IP address or a work-related computer to help determine possible misuse of the system. Nasal said Thursday, “The essence of the allegations is the system was accessed for other than official purposes, i.e. (for) personal purposes.” “Two of the victims were law enforcement personnel,” Nasal said. “At present, I’m not releasing the identities of the victims.” Nasal said he expects this case will eventually go to trial. Kimpel was served with the indictments at the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office on Thursday afternoon. He was issued a summons to appear in Shelby County Common Pleas Court at 10 a.m. Wednesday for arraignment. Sheriff ’s Capt. Michael Eilerman served Kimpel with the indictments, according to

court documents. On Sept. 20 Kimpel was indicted by an Auglaize County grand jury in Wapakoneta on one charge of sexual battery, a third-degree felony. The charge resulted from an investigation by the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation and Identification (BCI & I) and Nasal’s office. Former Sheriff’s Deputy Jodi Van Fossen claimed that on July 24, 2010, Kimpel sexually assaulted her at her home in Auglaize County. Following the indictment, Kimpel was taken to the Auglaize County Jail in Wapakoneta and later released on 10 percent of a $100,000 bond. He continues to function as sheriff but cannot carry a gun. The charge is punishable by up to five years in prison and/or a $10,000 fine. If convicted, Kimpel would be required to register as a sex offender.

CASSTOWN — Robert J. Schimp, 87, of Casstown, passed away at 10:07 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2011, at Upper Valley Medical Center, Troy. He was born Jan. 8, 1924, in Piqua. He was married to Beverlee Ann (Seabold ) Schimp on June 13, 1953, and she passed away on Jan. 21, 2006. Survivors include one daughter and son-in-law, Sheryl Ann and James Lewis of Casstown; several grandchildren, great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; two sons, Glenn Michael Schimp and Robert Jay Schimp; grandson, John Wayne “Duke” Lewis; three sisters Lucille Hemmert, Catherine Scheer, and Ruby Martzall. Robert was a graduate of the Fairmont High School of Dayton. He was an Army Air Force veteran of World War II, was member of American Legion

Post 43, Troy and AARP. His hobbies were collecting baseball cards, playing golf, culinary arts and was a member of the former Troy Bruins Hockey Team as a goalie. He retired in 2002, from automobile sales at Troy Ford, the Voss Auto Network, of Dayton and Paul Sherry of Piqua after 58 years of service. A funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Monday, at Fisher-Cheney Funeral Home, Troy, with Pastor Dale Christian officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to service (10-11 a.m.) the day of the service. Interment will be at Riverside Cemetery, Troy. There will be a military service at the graveside by the Veterans Memorial Honor Guard of Troy. Condolences may be expressed to the family at

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Sheriff Continued from page 1 counts of unauthorized use of the Ohio Law Enforcement Gateway (OHLEG) after the grand jury heard evidence in the case, said Miami County Prosecutor Gary Nasal, who is serving as a special prosecutor. This makes the second time a grand jury has returned indictments against Kimpel in the past nine days. Kimpel, 57, of the Botkins area, was charged with misuse of OHLEG after he allegedly checked the backgrounds of a number of individuals for personal reasons not related to his duties as sheriff. Unauthorized use of OHLEG is a fifth-degree felony punishable by up to 12 months in jail on each charge. OHLEG is a secure webbased tool administered by the Ohio Attorney General’s Office and allows law enforcement to obtain information regarding crimi-


be in limbo until after the presidential election. That’s the earliest chance for voters to decide whether the law should be tossed out. The state’s Democratic Party, President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign and a coalition of groups called Fair Elections Ohio have been circulating petitions and gathering signatures over the last six weeks in an effort to block the law. About a third of the signatures

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verify the 318,460 signatures submitted Thursday to see if they meet the state’s referendum requirements. Secretary of State Jon Husted told local election boards the signature checks didn’t need to be done until after the November election. Opponents need 231,147 valid signatures to get a referendum before voters next year, and they plan to continue to circulate petitions. If they are successful, the law would

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STAFF REPORTS CLARK COUNTY — The New Carlisle man who owned a dog shelter in the city before authorities closed it down earlier this year citing sanitation, health and cruelty issues was sentenced Thursday in a similar, but different, case. In a Clark County courtroom, Jeff Burgess, 57, the former owner of One More Chance Rescue and Adoption on Clark Avenue in Piqua, was sen-

tenced on cruelty charges and was given five years of probation. In addition, a judge told him he is prohibited from owning a dog for the next year. Burgess’s charges stem from housing as many as 400 dogs at a Clark County kennel he owned, and his shelter in Piqua had more than 100. Burgess has yet to be sentenced on the charges he faces in Miami County, but is expected to be later this year.


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Piqua City Schools news PIQUA — The following events and activities are taking place in Piqua City Schools: • Two Piqua High School students, Brandon Bercot a n d J CaH k O OeL F i s h e r, a t tended a STEM learning experience at the Air Force Research Laboratory at Wright Patterson Air Force Base. The students had the opportunity to work with Air Force scientists and engineers on power and propulsion, sensors and human performance. • Piqua High School held their Homecoming Dance this past Saturday night. Congratulations to Queen Justine Ford and King Phil Ruppert. • On Saturday, Oct. 1, the Piqua Music Boosters will host the 40th Annual Piqua Marching Band Invitational at 6 p.m. at Alexander Stadium, with the Awards Ceremony scheduled to begin by 9:15 p.m. Admission to the Invitational is $6 for adults, $4 for students and senior citizens. • Fourth grade students from Bennett, Washington and Wilder Intermediate Schools visited Johnston Farm this week. This outdoor education field trip allows students to experience periods of Ohio history including early settlement and the canal days. Students gain first-hand knowledge of early Ohio Indian culture and early Ohio pioneer culture including conflict and cooperation. This opportunity helps bring history to life. • The annual Piqua/Troy blood drive will be held on Friday, Sept. 30 at Piqua High School. The US Bank blood drive will be held on Monday, Oct. 3. Support your Indians by donating blood. • Nicklin Learning Center will host a parent meeting from 6-7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 4. Discussion will be held on topics such as Title I, NWEA testing and Progress Book. All Nicklin parents are invited to attend. • Piqua High School seniors, parents and community members who are not already registered to vote are encouraged to contact the high school or the Miami County Board of Elections to obtain a voter registration form for the Nov. 8 election.

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Civic Hall of Fame voting under way PIQUA — The Piqua Chamber of Commerce established the Civic Hall of Fame in 1994, to recognize the significant contributions of Piqua citizens. Ballots can be found on line at, The Piqua Area Chamber office, Unity Bank, Piqua Public Library, the YMCA and YWCA. Ballots must be returned to the Piqua Chamber of Commerce, 326 N. Main St. or the Piqua Public Library, 116 W. High St., by the voting deadline of Friday, Oct. 8. This year the candidates are: • William Barrington (1796-1844) moved to Piqua in 1819. In 1820, he began publishing the Piqua Gazette, the first local newspaper in the area. He served as a local militia captain and was a founding parish member and clerk of St. James Episcopal Church. • Frank Gehle (18691939) worked as a bartender, as a semipro wrestler, a hobo, a circus roustabout and as a gym and boxing instructor with future president, Teddy Roosevelt, as one of his students. In 1903, he became the city’s first modern police chief, service until 1936. As chief, he introduced the automobile, the motorcycle (1910), automatic weapons, a modern jail facility and a fingerprint identification system. His long career included stopping looting during the 1913 Flood, labor violence and busting prohibition era stills. • George Dietrich (1874-1944) was born in Coopersville and gradu-

ated from The Ohio State University. Dietrich came to Piqua in 1909, to serve as the superintendent of schools. He would hold that position for the next 35 years. During his leadership the school system built a new high school and two new junior high school buildings. Dietrich served the community as president of both Associated Charities and the Library Board, as a trustee of the YMCA and as one of the organizers of the Piqua Historical Society. • Joseph Martin Kastner (1889-1959) a Russian immigrant, Kastner came to Piqua in 1913 from Dayton. He established the city’s largest scrap metal yard at the west end of Water Street. He served on the Piqua City commission from 1957 to 1959. He was instrumental in starting the Piqua Fireman’s Pension Board to ensure decent retirements for local firefighters. He served on the board of the Salvation Army and for more than 25 years • Irene Hockenberry Upton (1891-1977) was born in Piqua and graduated from Piqua High School with the Class of 1911. In 1914, she graduated from the Piqua Hospital Nursing School as a registered nurse. Upton joined the United States Army in 1917. She served as a nurse until 1920 stationed at Walter Reed Hospital. Returning to Piqua, Upton became the city’s public health nurse from 1921 through 1930. She was the first female member of the local American Legion. • Samuel Hudson Heitzman (1907-2004)

was born in Piqua and graduated from the PHS with the Class of 1925. From 1928 to 1946 he served as the assistant secretary of Third Savings. In 1948, he founded Heitzman Real Estate. In 1957, he returned to Third Savings as president until 1978, when he became chairman of the board until 2001. Heitzman served the community serving as president of the UVMC, the United Way and the YMCA. He was one of the founders of the Piqua Community Foundation.

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Get crazy for Halloween cupcakes PIQUA — Kim Campbell will teach the first of several classes to learn fun, clever and easy decorating techniques for holiday cupcakes from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 12. Halloween-themed cupcakes will get you in the spirit for the season that night with some unexpected designs and flavors for you and your family to enjoy. The class is for adults. All supplies are included in this “make it, take it or eat it” class. Fee is $10 for members (membership is $30 plus applicable taxes) or $15 for non-members. Deadline to register is Wednesday, Oct. 5. For more information or registration, stop at the YWCA Piqua at 418 N. Wayne St., call 773-6626 or e-mail The YWCA Piqua is handicap accessible.

YWCA offers Mummified class PIQUA — Students in grades K-4 will love “Let’s Get Mummified” taught by the Groovie Ghoulies on Tuesday, Oct. 11, from 6-8 p.m. at the YWCA Piqua. Cost is $12 along with a Youth Membership ($10 plus applicable taxes). Participants should bring a loose fitting, clean or new, long sleeved white or off-white T-shirt or sweatshirt and sweatpants. These will be used to make a mummy costume. There will also be additional crafts and snacks in this eerily-fun class. For more information or registration, stop at the YWCA Piqua at 418 N. Wayne St., call 773-6626 or email


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How not to clean house “I’ve got to run. We have guests coming, and you know what that means.” I did know what my friend Joe meant. He and his wife, Marcie, would have to spend two solid days vacuuming, dusting, polishing, sweeping, raking, mowing, window washing and tub scrubbing so their guests wouldn’t think they were disgusting slobs. “I know,” I said as I walked Joe to his car. “Why can’t people stay home and let us live in our own filth the way we were meant to?” Sue’s head popped up from the tulip bed. “Because we’re not cavemen,” she snapped. “We’re human. At least I am. Besides, we do not live in filth, except for your office and bathroom. Bye, Joe.” “Ever thought of wearing a bell around your neck?” I asked. “You shouldn’t sneak up on me like that. It’s scary. Besides, I’m right. All we do is clean for two days before guests come by.” “And why is that? Because you leave a debris trail every time you walk through the house. You walk through the kitchen with your muddy shoes, your dust cloud settles on everything, your laundry turns to compost before I can pick it up and put it in the hamper. I shouldn’t wash your clothes, I should spread them on the garden. Sometimes I want to call FEMA and see if they can do anything about the havoc you leave in your path. And ‘we’ don’t clean for two days. I do it all.” JIM MULLEN “You know the noise from the vacuum cleaner Columnist scares me.” “You’re worse than a cat. You shed, too. If you’d help, I wouldn’t have to clean for two days; I could probably do it in one. Does the sound of a mop scare you, too? If you helped out around here, I could sit around all day watching ‘Pawn Stars,’ the way you do.” “I don’t just sit around watching TV. I golf, too.” “Funny you should mention that. You know what we could do with the money you waste on golf?” “Go to a casino and play the nickel slots?” “No, we could hire a cleaning person.” Oh, that again. “We had a cleaning person once, remember, and it didn’t work out.” “He worked out fine. You didn’t work out.” “He answered our phone, ‘Mrs. Everett, speaking. May I help you?’” “People thought it was funny.” “He didn’t clean; he redecorated. I’d come home and find a table where a chair used to be, a vase where a lamp used to be, a painting where a mirror used to be.” “He had excellent taste. I loved what he did with the dining room.” “He hung new wallpaper.” “The old stuff was so dowdy.” “You’re missing my point.” “It’s easy to do. What is your point?” “All we wanted was someone to clean and dust. Maybe do a few loads of compost. And you forget the neighbors would call up and complain about his loud disco music. You could hear it three blocks away. Remember when the cops came by to see if we were running a nightclub without a license? Besides, he quit.” “Of course he quit. He moved on to people who appreciated his talents. They were wasted on you. What we need is some personal responsibility here. You make the mess, you should clean it up. Or hire someone to do it for you.” This whole conversation was turning out badly for me. If I had never let Joe in the house, none of this would have come up. “I am not the problem,” I said, trying to reason with her. “It’s visitors. If we just never invited anyone to our house, we could live in peace and quiet.” “I’ll tell you what,” Sue said. “If you don’t start picking up a mop and a broom real fast, you’re going to get the chance to live in your own filth in total peace. Alone.”

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committed to — the Constilobally, 31 countries tution. Declares the Fifth have abolished capiAmendment: punishment, tal “Nor shall any person … among them a number of be deprived of life, liberty, or European democracies. Nadue property, without tions still imposing lethal process of law.” punishment are Iran, Troy Davis fought for China, North Korea, Yemen fundamental due process aland the United States most literally until his last (, March 28). NAT HENTOFF breath. He has shown every This is the company we Columnist American who will not Americans keep. Doesn’t avert his or her eyes the that make you proud? horrifying truth nakedly deSupreme Court Justice William Brennan used to tell me: “We scribed by Denny LeBoeuf, director of will not be a civilized country until we the ACLU’s Capital Punishment Project: “The execution of an innocent man end capital punishment.” And in this nation, three states, since 2007 — New crystallizes in the most sickening way Mexico, New Jersey and Illinois — ap- the vast systemic injustices that plague pear to agree with Justice Brennan by our death penalty system,” (“Execution abolishing the death penalty. Explains Offers Little Closure in Debate,” The International New York Times, Sept. 23). Amnesty One of my longtime heroes, lawyer ( Stephen Bright, president of the Southern Center for Human Rights in Atlanta, troy-davis): “The three state governors all pointed is involved in many death penalty cases, to the risk of irrevocable error as a rea- including that of Troy Davis. He keeps son to support abolition.” The Nobel asking: “Why would any conscientious judge, Peace Prize-winning Amnesty International has more than 3 million support- why would any bar association, why ers in more than 150 countries, a good would any system that is supposed to many recently demonstrating and peti- disperse justice ever allow these kinds of things to happen?” (My book, “Living the tioning to save the life of Troy Davis. For years, I have thoroughly re- Bill of Rights: How to Be an Authentic searched and reported on this, the American,” University of California longest official execution in our history. I Press, 1999.) During more than 20 years and three entirely agree with this thundering Sept. 21 editorial in The New York Times execution stays while Troy Davis was on death row, not a single court called for (“A Grievous Wrong”): “This case has attracted worldwide at- an end to his death sentence. The tention, but it is, in essence, no different Supreme Court, at the last minute, disfrom other capital cases (in this nation). missed his life in a single sentence. And Across the country, the legal process for President Barack Obama ignored the the death penalty has shown itself to be NAACP’s pleas for a reprieve. So there was Davis, strapped to a gurdiscriminatory (on racial grounds), unney, minutes from death, speaking dijust and incapable of being fixed.” Anthony Romero, head of the Ameri- rectly to two of the witnesses, the can Civil Liberties Union, starkly shows brother and son of the police officer he what we as a self-governing nation have was convicted of shooting to death: “I am innocent. … All I can ask is that to answer for in this official murder (I avoid euphemisms) of Troy Davis. He you look deeper into this case so that you really can finally see the truth.” told me: Before, he reminded us that, “this “His conviction was based solely on the testimony of witnesses, and there struggle is for all the Troy Davises who was no other evidence against him. And, came before me and all the ones who since the trial, seven of those witnesses will come after me,” (, Sept. (saying they were coerced by police in- 20). Up until he was gone, among the calls terrogators) have recanted, changing the for at least clemency from around the story they told in court.” Having reported on American capital world were pleas from “a group of former punishment for many years, including death row wardens, who wrote to Geormy own investigations of cases, I can at- gia authorities calling on them to halt Jim Mullen’s new book “Now in Paperback” is now in test to this report in the Sept. 21 Times the death sentence due to doubts about paperback. You can reach him at editorial: “Studies of the hundreds of Davis’ guilt. Among the group was the felony cases overturned because of DNA former warden in charge of the Georgia evidence have found that misidentifica- death chamber.” No wonder: Officials tions accounted for between 75 percent banned cameras from the execution and 85 percent of the wrongful convic- grounds. (“Troy Davis Execution Aptions. The Davis case offers egregious ex- proaches As Calls For Clemency Continue,”, Sept. 21). amples of this kind of error.” How long — and to what end — will Among those who were working to save Troy’s life were former FBI Direc- Troy Davis’ truth be remembered and tor William Sessions, Pope Benedict XVI acted upon? Or will this teaching moand Stephen Dear, executive director of ment also soon be buried? Meanwhile, we continue to be in People of Faith Against the Death Penalty, an interfaith (U.S.) advocacy deathly consortium with China, North Korea, Iran and Yemen as the most acgroup. Says Mr. Dear: “This has been a teachable moment tive executioners of our citizens in the for America’s religious leadership: that world. How ashamed are you? the death penalty is so awash with bias and errors that there’s no morally acNat Hentoff is a nationally renowned ceptable alternative but repealing it,” (“Execution Offers Little Closure in De- authority on the First Amendment and the Bill of Rights. He is a member of the bate,” The New York Times, Sept. 23). A teachable moment not only for reli- Reporters Committee for Freedom of the gious leaders but also for any American Press, and the Cato Institute, where he is who has actually read — and is seriously a senior fellow.

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To the Editor: You may ask, why would one, such as I, be an ardent advocate of the plan to build three new schools to replace eight old ones. There are many reasons. The answer is “tomorrow.” Tomorrow we’re going to have a new opportunity to make Piqua and its schools — not just good enough — but excellent in every respect. We already have the faculty and the administration. What we need is the physical plant and the facilities to complete the picture. Every Friday I go to Greene Street Methodist church to assist in our food pantry While there I see and hear the beautiful children in the church’s day-care program with their young lady caregivers — so happy and energetic. They will be the beneficiaries of what we do today to provide them with the opportunities they so richly deserve. How can we deny them? They are your children, grandchildren, nieces, nephews and neighbors. Please join me in our efforts to build a brighter future for all of our children. — Benjamin E. Hiser Piqua

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1. Three clubs. Partner has shown a powerful hand, since he doubled first and then bid his suit, indicating that his hand was too strong for an overcall at his first turn. Typically, partner should have 17 or more points and a fairly strong suit for this sequence. Partner is, of course, unaware that you have seven points in high cards rather than the two or three (or even zero) you might have had for your one-spade response, and

a Lady,” ”What’s Your Number?” has Faris’ Ally Darling in similar straits as Wiig in “Bridesmaids” — newly fired and fumbling romantically while everyone else seems to cruise effortlessly into love and marriage. Ally freaks after reading an article stating that most women average 10.5 sexual partners in their lives and that those who sleep with 20 or more men are prone to insecurities and low self-esteem that make them unlikely to land a husband. She tallies up her number and realizes with horror that she’s just hit that terrible milestone, so Ally vows to go without sex while she reconnects with past lovers, figuring she threw back at least one fish she should have kept on the line. It’s as episodic as it sounds as Ally and her ally — hunky neighbor Colin (Chris Evans), who conveniently has a snoop’s background, growing up in a family of cops — track down the

men in her life one by one. The exchanges between Ally and her lovers are quick and mostly humdrum, despite a nice range of cameo appearances by such actors as Anthony Mackie, Zachary Quinto, Martin Freeman, Joel McHale, Chris Pratt and Andy Samberg. Faris’ ditzy earnestness salvages some chuckles from a few of these interactions, particularly when she lapses into a series of deteriorating accents trying to impress an old British beau. Ari Graynor manages an easy rapport with Faris as Ally’s perfect, soon-to-be-married sister. But Blythe Danner is stuck in phony overbearing mode as their mother, while Ed Begley Jr. pops up as a lame afterthought as their dad. Bad as the movie is, it’s a nice showcase for Evans to display his comic charms (and rippling abs as a guy who goes shirtless an awful lot) after establishing his

superhero cred in the title role of the summer hit “Captain America: The First Avenger.” From the instant Evans’ Colin appears on screen, though, it’s insipidly obvious who Ally’s Mr. Right is, and the movie doesn’t add up enough fun moments to make getting there an interesting trip. There’s a real missed opportunity for some shrewd laughs and even social insights in Ally’s conviction that 20 lovers make her an undesirable slut while womanizing Colin, who’s clearly bedded far more partners, is simply living every guy’s dream. “What’s Your Number?” sticks to the low common denominators of most Hollywood romances, and it ends up a commonplace one for doing so. “What’s Your Number?”, a 20th Century Fox release, is rated R for sexual content and language. Running time: 106 minutes. One and a half stars out of four.

you must apprise him of that fact. Raising two clubs to three gets the message across. 2. Two notrump. The same obligation to disclose your unrevealed values exists here also, but it is far better to suggest the possibility of playing in game at notrump than to raise two clubs to three, which partner might pass on the assumption that an 11-trick game in clubs is out of reach. True, this is not an overly impressive hand in its own right, but in light of the bidding, game in notrump is probably right

around the corner. 3. Four clubs. Actually, your values are sufficient for a five-club bid, counting the attractive distribution and excellent trump support, but it might turn out that partner has three-card spade support, which he can show at his next turn. This would enable you to play in game at a lower level. It would be wrong to bid only three clubs, which would not come close to representing the true value of your hand in view of partner’s strong bidding to this point.

4. Pass. This is consistent with the theory that when you have a hot potato in your hand, it is best to let go as soon as possible. It is true that, if you now bid two spades and partner passes, you might reach a better contract than two clubs, but there is too much danger that partner might bid again and get you into even more serious trouble. In misfit hands, you should try to stop bidding at the earliest possible opportunity. Tomorrow: Good to the last drop.


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Some parents try early potty training PALO ALTO, Calif. (AP) Cen Campbell travels unusually light for a mom with a young child. No wet wipes. No changing pad. No disposable diapers. The extra baggage isn’t necessary because when Campbell’s toddler Jude needs to go to the bathroom, she brings him to the toilet. They’ve been doing this with mixed success since he was just 12 days old. “I wouldn’t want to sit in a wet diaper, so why would I make my child do it?” said Campbell. In the U.S., most new parents would count diapers among the “can’t live without” items for bringing up baby. But some are rejecting that conventional wisdom and helping their children use the toilet from the first few weeks and months of life. Fans of infant potty training, also called elimination communication or natural infant hygiene, say it’s better for the environment, more economical and a unique way to bond with their child. Most babies brought up this way, including Jude, wear diapers usually cloth as back up, but get away with using many fewer than babies who are not accustomed to using a potty or toilet from a very young age. “It seemed to make more sense, especially when I started to notice there were patterns,” said Campbell, a volunteer librarian at Blossom Birth, a parent resource center in Palo Alto. “If you know when they’re going to go, why not hold them over the potty?” While the idea sounds novel, it goes back centuries and spans cultures, said Laurie Boucke, author of “Infant Potty Training,” which explains the concept and how to do it. “It’s been used since the beginning of time very successfully in many cultures including in India, Africa, China and even here,” Boucke said. The theory is that babies have a desire to be clean, are aware of their bodily functions and can

learn to communicate their needs, just as they communicate when they’re hungry and tired. Relying on diapers, proponents say, trains babies to ignore their natural instinct. “We bathe the baby, we feed the baby, we do all these other things and you wonder, why not do this?” Boucke said. “If you start really little, they learn from association really quickly.” The practice, ideally started before a baby is 6 months old, involves observing an infant’s cues that he’s ready to go to the bathroom, such as grunts, teary eyes or flushed cheeks, then bringing him to a toilet. Caregivers sometimes make a hissing sound while holding the child over the bowl, or time visits to the toilet when the baby is likely to need to eliminate, such as before and after nursing and before and after naps. The purpose of all this “is to help babies maintain natural awareness of their bodies, and to communicate with them,” said Lisa Baker, a spokeswoman for, a website that similarlyconnects minded parents around the world. Baker, of Atlanta, became interested in elimination communication for ecological reasons, figuring she could save water by not washing as many cloth diapers and landfill space by avoiding disposables. She was surprised to find that she also saved money, and ended up feeling uniquely bonded to her daughter Anastasia, who was taken to the toilet beginning at two weeks old and was in underwear by 12 months old. “It connects you on a whole other level. It’s like you’re reading your baby’s mind. It’s just a thrill to feel that connection,” she said. There is no age when toilet training is supposed to start. The American Academy of Pediatrics says many children show “signs of readiness” around their second birth-

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Chiropractic is a health care profession that focuses on disorders of the musculoskeletal system and the nervous system, and the effects of these disorders on general health, according to the American Chiropractic Association. Chiropractic care is used most often to treat neuromusculoskeletal complaints, including but not limited to back pain, neck pain, pain in the joints of the arms or legs, and headaches. Doctors of chiropractic — often referred to as chiropractors or chiropractic physicians — practice a drug-free, hands-on approach to health care that includes patient examination, diagnosis and treatment. Chiropractors have broad diagnostic skills and are also trained to recommend therapeutic and rehabilitative exercises, as well as to provide nutritional, dietary and lifestyle counseling. The most common therapeutic procedure performed by doctors of chiropractic is known as

“spinal manipulation,” also called “chiropractic adjustment.” The purpose of manipulation is to restore joint mobility by manually applying a controlled force into joints that have become hypomobile — or restricted in their movement — as a result of a tissue injury. Tissue injury can be caused by a single traumatic event, such as improper lifting of a heavy object, or through repetitive stresses, such as sitting in an awkward position

with poor spinal posture for an extended period of time. In either case, injured tissues undergo physical and chemical changes that can cause inflammation, pain, and diminished function for the sufferer. Manipulation, or adjustment of the affected joint and tissues, restores mobility, thereby alleviating pain and muscle tightness and allowing tissues to heal. Chiropractic adjustment rarely causes disHowever, comfort. patients may sometimes

experience mild soreness or aching following treatment (as with some forms of exercise) that usually resolves within 12 to 48 hours. In many cases, such as lower back pain, chiropractic care may be the primary method of treatment. When other medical conditions exist, chiropractic care may complement or support medical treatment by relieving the musculoskeletal aspects associated with the condition. Doctors of chiropractic may assess patients through clinical examination, laboratory testing, diagnostic imaging and other diagnostic interventions to determine when chiropractic treatment is appropriate or when it is not appropriate. Chiropractors will readily refer patients to the appropriate health care provider when chiropractic care is not suitable for the patient’s condition, or the condition warrants co-management in conjunction with other members of the health care team.

Tips for patient’s first visit You’ve decided to visit a chiropractor, but you’re not quite sure what to expect on your first visit. The American Chiropractic Association offers the following information to help you feel at ease during your first chiropractic appointment. During the first visit, the doctor of chiropractic — commonly referred to as a chiropractor — will complete a thorough examination that typically includes: • Patient history. • Physical examination • Diagnostic studies (when indicated). • Diagnosis. • Chiropractic treatment plan. Prior to your initial consultation, you will be asked to fill out forms that provide background information about your symptoms and condition. Questions may include: • When did your pain/condition start? • Where is the pain located? • Did pain/condition immediately follow an injury or accident? • Is anything improves or worsens the pain? • What treatments have you already tried, and how successful were they? You may also be asked to provide family medical history, any pre-existing medical conditions or prior injuries, and previous and current health providers

The American Chiropractic Association (ACA), based in Arlington, Va., is the largest professional association in the world representing doctors of chiropractic. The ACA provides lobbying, public relations, professional and educational opportunities for doctors of chiropractic, funds research regarding chiropractic and health issues, and offers leadership for the advancement of the profession. With approximately 16,000 members, the ACA promotes the highest standards of ethics and patient care, contributing to the health and wellbeing of millions of chiropractic patients.

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General info about chiropractic care As evidence supporting the effectiveness of chiropractic continues to emerge, consumers are turning in large numbers to chiropractic care — a non-surgical, drug-free treatment option. The American Chiropractic Association offers some interesting facts on this increasingly popular form of health care: • Chiropractic is the largest, most regulated, and best recognized of the complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) professions. It is the third largest doctoral-level health care profession after medicine and dentistry. (Meeker, Haldeman; 2002; Annals of Internal Medicine) • There are more than 60,000 active chiropractic licenses in the United States. All 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands officially recognize chiropractic as a health care profession. • In 2002, approximately 7.4 percent of the population used chiropractic care — a higher percentage than yoga, massage, acupuncture or other diet-based therapies. (Tindle HA, Davis RB, Phillips RS, Eisenberg DM. Trends in use of complementary and alternative medicine by U.S. adults: 1997-2002. Altern Ther Health Med. 2005 Jan-Feb;11 (1):42-9.) • Doctors of chiropractic undergo at least four years of professional study. The Council on Chiropractic Education, an agency certified by the Department of Education, currently recognizes 15 chiropractic programs at 18 different locations. In addition, Doctors of chiropractic must pass national board examinations and become state-licensed prior to practicing. • Doctors of chiropractic provide care in hospitals and other multidisciplinary health care facilities. A few notable examples of chiropractic integration into today’s health care system include the chiropractic department at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Md., and the care provided to veterans, active-duty military personnel, and Medicare patients. Who is the typical doctor of chiropractic? Nearly 82 percent of all doctors of chiropractic are in fulltime practice, with the average chiropractor working between 40 to 45 hours per week. The majority (61 percent) of chiropractors work in an office in which they are the only doctor. Nearly one-third (31 percent) share an office with one or more chiropractors. The remaining doctors work in a multi disciplinary setting, work in academia, or conduct research. According to data from 2003, 82 percent of chiropractic practitioners are male. Some data provided by the 2005 Job Analysis of Chiropractic, which is published by the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners,

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Voted one of the "Top 3" Chiropractic Offices in Sidney Daily News Readers Choice Awards!

How Can Chiropractic Help You? 937-492-4681

S C C idney

We are now an AETNA provider

hiropractic enter

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Free Nervous System Scan During the Month of October **Due to federal regulations, this offer may not apply to Medicare or Medicaid patients** 2219980

ACA rep for doctors of chiropractic

and treatments. To properly diagnose your problem and design a treatment program, your doctor of chiropractic needs to know about any of the following: • Bone disorders such as osteoporosis • Implants like pacemakers, artificial joints, cosmetic implants, etc. • Circulatory problems • Dizziness or blurred vision • Heart conditions such as hypertension • Nausea • Injuries, such as bone fractures, muscle sprains/strains, or disc injuries • Joint disorders such as arthritis

• Any current health condition for which you are receiving care from another health care practitioner When applicable, bring with you any copies of previous tests (for example, MRI or X-ray reports), lab results and a list of any medications you are taking, including over-the-counter medications, nutritional supplements, vitamins, herbs, teas and homeopathic and/or naturopathic substances. The next step is a physical examination your chiropractor will perform to evaluate your condition and develop a working diagnosis. In addition to general physical examination procedures such as blood pressure, pulse, respiration and temperature, the examination will include specific orthopedic and neurological tests to assess: • Range of motion of the affected area that is observed while you walk, turn, bend or lift. • Muscle tone. • Muscle strength. • Neurological integrity. • Posture. Diagnostic studies help diagnose conditions more accurately. The most common used by chiropractors include: • X-ray. • MRI (magnetic resonance imaging), CT, or bone scan. • Laboratory tests.

The scan is non-invasive and can be used on people of all ages, including infants and children. It is the latest and best technology in Chiropractic today and is certified by the Space Foundation which is co-founded by NASA.

Discounted massage prices for the month of October. $30 for 60 minute massage when this offer is mentioned.

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Chiropractic focuses on musculoskeletal, nervous systems

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Piqua band ready for Invitational PIQUA — On Saturday the Piqua Music Boosters will host the 40th Annual Piqua Marching Band Invitational. This year the invitational will play host to nine bands from the Dayton, Cincinnati, Columbus and Indianapolis areas. Bands participating, in order of performance, are Northridge High School, Norwood High School, Vandalia-Butler High School, Greenon High School, Worthington-Kilbourne High School, Madison High School,

Springboro High School, Hamilton-Southeastern High School and Stebbins High School. The Pride of Piqua will perform in exhibition at the conclusion of the performances by the competing bands. The contest begins at 6 p.m. at Alexander Stadium, with the awards ceremony scheduled to begin by 9:15 p.m. Admission to the invitational is $6 and $4 for students and seniors. The Piqua Invitational is one of the oldest contests in

the state. The event is a Mid-States Band Association sanctioned event. Mid-States Band Association is made of bands from Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana. Bands participating in MSBA events are classified by band size in classes A, AA, AAA, AAAA, and Open. This year’s Pride of Piqua senior band members include Aaron VanPelt, Andrew Lavey, Ellen Haney, Blythe Palsgrove, Katlyn Larck, Lydia Riancho, Sam Roth and Nick Brown.







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Apple Tree Gallery Antiques

The Paint & Collision Specialist

Dick Lumpkin’s Auto Body, Inc. Roth

150 R.M. Davis Pkwy. P.O. Box 639, Piqua, Ohio 45356 (800) 427-4880 • (937) 778-9792 Fax: (937) 778-8546 2222889



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Hard hat plant. Training provided. Competitive wage, 401(k), insurance. Apply: 15 Industry Park Ct., Tipp City, (937)667-1772 MACHINE MAINTENANCE Full time WAPAK/ SIDNEY Repairing Industrial Equipment, mechanical/ electrical trouble shooting, hydraulic and pneumatic repair (PLCs) required. *Minimum 2 years experience.

Needed in Miami County. Must have High school diploma or GED, have 2 good job references, and be career oriented. STNA or 1 year experience a must. Every other weekend required. Previous applicants need not apply.



Fax: (937)498-0766

Full-time 2p-10p, 10p-6a


Also hiring weekend warriors.


or in person at: Covington Care Center 75 Mote Drive, Covington Ohio 45318

Electric Assembly

Press Operators

Tool and Die Operators

CNC Machinist


Turret Operators

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Electrical Maintenance

Staffmark in partnership with F&P has immediate openings. High school diploma or GED, background check and drug test required.

ROOFERS Experienced Roofers, dimensional and TPO

ASSEMBLY GENERAL LABOR CNC OPERATORS INSIDE SALES Valid driver's license, high school diploma/ GED and ability to pass background check required. CALL: Sidney Office: (937)726-6909 OR Piqua Office (937)381-0058

Server/Bartender needed Experience necessary Apply in person, Tuesday thru Friday 10:30 - 5:30 p.m. Piqua Country Club, 9812 Country Club Rd Piqua.

1st and 2nd Shift Supervisor Competitive Wages, Insurance, Benefits, 401K, Fitness and Recreation Center

E-Mail Resume: Fax Resume: 937-492-8995


LIGHT INDUSTRIAL MIG WELDERS/ FABRICATORS *Must have ability to read blueprints

in Anna or Sidney. Forklift and/or tow buggy experience preferred

Applications accepted M-F 8:00 am - 4 pm 777 South Kuther Rd Sidney, Ohio



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105 Announcements

PART TIME ACCOUNTANT ✮ ✮ ✮ ✮ ✮ ✮ ✮ Bruns General Contracting, Inc. seeking dynamic person for position of Part Time Accountant. Experience with payroll, payroll taxes, general auditing and accounting required. * Degreed candidate a plus. Mail, fax or e-mail resume to: HR Manager Bruns General Contracting, Inc. 3050 TippCowlesville Rd. Tipp City, OH 45371 Fax: (937)339-8051 Email: ✮



235 General

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

235 General

NOTICE Investigate in full before sending money as an advance fee. For further information, call or write:



Better Business Bureau 15 West Fourth St. Suite 300 Dayton, OH 45402 937.222.5825


HR ASSOCIATES (937)778-8563

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245 Manufacturing/Trade

NK Parts Industries, Inc.


Send resume to: Human Resources 421 S. Union St. Troy, OH 45373 or fax to: (877)757-7544

Piqua Daily Call

255 Professional

Union Savings Bank has an opportunity for an immediate placement of a part time teller position in the Troy area. We are seeking a high energy, sales driven and service oriented individual with a professional demeanor and appearance. Position also requires excellent communication skills, reliability along with attention to detail and an aptitude for numbers. Cash handling experience preferred but not required. Hours will vary and will include Saturday commitments. Contact Julie. Union Savings Bank.

205 Business Opportunities

Apply online:


TROY LAMINATING and COATING, a full service coater/ laminator of roll based goods, has 2 openings for: Experienced COATING OPERATORS Must be willing to work any shift and pass a background check and drug test.

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Submit resume to: AMS 330 Canal St. Sidney, Oh 45365

235 General


Thurs - Weds @ 5pm Sat - Thurs @ 4pm


Must have completed classes or be eligible for exam.


POLICY: Please Check Your Ad The 1st Day. It Is The Advertiser’s Responsibility To Report Errors Immediately. Publisher Will Not Be Responsible for More Than One Incorrect Insertion. We Reserve The Right To Correctly Classify, Edit, Cancel Or Decline Any Advertisement Without Notice.

250 Office/Clerical

~DEPENDABLE~ Home Health Aides


Mon - Thurs @ 5pm Weds - Tues @ 5pm Fri - Thurs @ 5pm


2011 Postal Positions $13.00-$32.50+/hr Federal hire/full benefits No Experience, Call Today 1-866-477-4953 Ext. 201

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240 Healthcare

125 Lost and Found LOST: cat, seal Lynx Point, white feet, vicinity of Parkridge. (937)773-3116

All Display Ads: 2 Days Prior Liners For:





PUBLIC NOTICE Division of the State Fire Marshal Bureau of Underground Storage Tank Regulations Pursuant to the rules governing the remediation of releases of petroleum from underground storage tank (UST) systems(s), notice to the public is required whenever there is a confirmed release of petroleum from an UST system(s) that requires a remedial action plan. Notice is hereby given that a confirmed release of petroleum has occurred from the UST system(s) located at: CAMDEN GULF SERV 1200 PARK AVE. PIQUA, OH MIAMI County Release#55010014-N00001 A proposed remedial action plan (RAP) dated O/O Report/Request Date, was submitted by the owner and/or operator of the UST system(s) for the review and approval of the State Fire Marshal (SFM). Once the SFM has reviewed and approved the proposed RAP, the owner and-or operator of the UST system(s) will be required to implement the proposed RAP. A copy of the proposed RAP, as well as other documentation relating to this release and the UST system(s) involved, is maintained by the Bureau of Underground Storage Tank Regulations (BUSTR), and are available for inspection and copying by the public. Please make all requests for copies of the proposed RAP or for inspection of the RAP and other related documentation in writing to BUSTR, P.O. Box 687, Reynoldsburg, Ohio 43068. An order form and other publications that may help you to understand the requirements for compliance with BUSTRʼs rules and regulations may be found on the Internet at or by calling our office. The SFM will accept written comments on this RAP for a period of 21 days from the date of publication of this notice. You may submit any comments regarding this site and the RAP, in writing, at the above address. For further information, please contact Drue Roberts at 614-728-4588. Please reference release #55010014-N00001 when making all inquiries or comments.



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To advertise in the Classifieds That Work Service & Business Directory please call: 877-844-8385

DRIVERS *Semi/Tractor Trailer *Home Daily *All No Touch Loads *Excellent Equipment *$500/WK- Minimum (call for details) *Medical Insurance plus Eye & Dental *401K Retirement *Paid Holidays Shutdown Days *Safety Bonus Paid Weekly *Meal per Diem Reimbursement *Class "A" CDL Required Require Good MVR & References Call

Chambers Leasing 1-800-526-6435

DRIVERS Immediate positions for full time drivers. Dedicated routes home daily. Full benefits including 401K, dental and vision. Paid vacations and holidays. CDL Class A Required. 2 years experience. Good MVR. Call (419)305-9897

For Rent

305 Apartment

Short-haul and Regional Join our team and see why we have very low turnover. $1000 SIGN ON BONUS. Home most nights. Monthly safety bonuses. Must have CDL class A with 1 year tractor-trailer experience. Full benefit package. BULK TRANSIT CORP, 800 Vandemark Road, Sidney, OH (888) 588-6626

305 Apartment 3 BEDROOM TOWNHOMES, Piqua, all appliances including washer/ dryer, 1.5 and 2.5 bath. (937)335-7176

1 BEDROOM, upstairs, 439.5 Adams, stove, refrigerator, no pets, $315 (937)418-8912 MOVE IN SPECIALS TROY, 2 bedroom townhomes, 1.5 baths, 1 car garage, ca, w/d hook up, all appliances, $685 1 Bedroom $400 2 Bedroom, 1 bath, $495 2 Bedroom, 2 bath, 2 car garage, House, $850

1&2 BEDROOM apartments, stove & refrigerator furnished. Deposit & no pets. (937)773-9498. 2 BEDROOM, 410 West Ash, stove, refrigerator, no pets, $515, (937)418-8912 2 BEDROOM luxury townhouse for rent in Piqua, $540 monthly. (937)985-1661 2 CAR garage, 2.5 baths, 2 bedroom. Kitchen appliances, dining room, laundry. Great area! $885. (937)335-5440 PIQUA, 2140 Navajo Trail, 3 bedroom townhouse, 2.5 baths, 2 car garage, 1850 square feet, $975 month, one month's deposit. Available Sept. 15. (937)335-9096.



(937) 473-2847 Pat Kaiser (937) 216-9332

Roofing, Windows, Siding, Fire & Water Restoration

Amish Crew


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

#Repairs Large and #Room Additions #Kitchens/Baths #Windows #Garages

Roofing, remodeling, siding, add-ons, interior remodeling and cabintets, re-do old barns, new home construction, etc.

(419) 203-9409

Ask about our Friends & Neighbors discounts


• Pet Friendly 807 Arrowhead, Apt.F Sidney, Ohio (937)492-5006 ✦ ● ✦ ● ✦ ● ✦ ● ✦ ●✦ MCGOVERN RENTALS TROY 2 BR duplexes & 2 BR townhouses. 1.5 baths, 1 car garage, fireplace, Great Location! Starting at $625-$675. (937)335-1443 PIQUA, 1811 Parkway, 2 bedroom townhouse with stove, refrigerator and washer/dryer hookup. Very clean. Small patio with off-street parking. Water/trash paid. $475 month plus deposit. No pets. Non-smoking environment. Call (937)441-3921. PIQUA, Parkridge Place. Roomy 2 bedroom, 1.5 baths, central air, washer/ dryer stackable, $500. (419)629-3569.

B&T SERVICES SNOW REMOVAL & SALTING Lock in now while we have openings! Have dump truck can haul gravel, stone or dirt FREE ESTIMATES Bonded & Insured • Family Owned

(937) 339-1902 2216965

• No equipment or experience required. • Adults & Children ages 5 & up • Gift Certificates Available • Indoor and outdoor arena. • Major Credit Cards Accepted Flexible Schedule Nights & Weekends 937-778-1660

937-726-3732 937-726-5083 937-498-2272

or (937) 238-HOME Free Estimates • Fully Insured • 17 Years of Home Excellence

660 Home Services

660 Home Services 700 Painting Since 1977


BBB Accredted

Interior/Exterior Painting Commercial/Residential Svc. Vinyl Siding & Soffet Drywall/ Plaster Repair Carpentry, and Basement Remodeling Services Available Fully Insured 21 Years Experience



640 Financial

$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ DO YOUR $$ ACCOUNTS RECEIVABLE $ NEED ATTENTION? $ $ DELINQUENCY $$$ RATE TOO HIGH? $ $ $$ $$$ $$ $$ $ CALL (937) 492-9302 $ $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ $ 30 YEARS EXPERIENCE in the collection field. Available on as-needed basis. Fees based on receivables collected.

Small #Basements #Siding #Doors #Barns

Call for a free damage inspection. We will work with your insurance.

Call Walt for a FREE Estimate Today

OFFICE 937-773-3669


DC SEAMLESS Gutter & Service 1002 N. Main St. Sidney, Ohio 45365

937-573-4737 • Roofing • Windows • Kitchens • Sunrooms

• Spouting • Metal Roofing • Siding • Doors

Call today for FREE estimate

• Baths • Awnings • Concrete • Additions


Sparkle Clean


Fully Insured Repairs • Cleaning • Gutter Guard

1-937-492-8897 1-866-700-8897 TOLL FREE

715 Blacktop/Cement

670 Miscellaneous


Cleaning Service


875-0153 698-6135

937-335-4425 937-287-0517

710 Roofing/Gutters/Siding

Gravel Hauled, Laid & Leveled Driveways & Parking Lots

Residential Commercial New Construction Bonded & Insured

Tammy Welty (937)857-4222



Flea Market 1684 Michigan Ave. in the Sidney Plaza next to Save-A-Lot VENDORS WELCOME

Hours are 9-5 Saturday & Sunday

937-875-0153 937-698-6135



665 Lawn, Garden, Landscaping

Residential Commercial Industrial

655 Home Repair & Remodel

CHORE BUSTER Handyman Services

(937) 339-7222 Complete Projects or Helper Decks, Drywall, Cement, Paint, Fences, Repairs, Cleanup, Hauling, Roofing, Siding, Etc. Insured/References


Any type of Construction:

645 Hauling

• Close to 75 • Toddler Playground • Updated Swimming

Mobile Veterinary Service Treating Dogs, Cats & Exotics

680 Snow Removal

I am a debt relief agency. I help people file for bankruptcy relief under the Bankruptcy Code. 2214301


Amy E. Walker, D.V.M. 937-418-5992

Pole BarnsErected Prices:

• Specializing in Chapter 7 • Affordable rates • Free Initial Consultation


17400 Fort LoramieSwanders Rd. Sidney, OH 45365 2217931


All Types of Interior/Exterior Construction & Maintenance



FREE Estimates Locally Since 1995

• New Roof & Roof Repair • Painting • Concrete • Hauling • Windows & Doors • New Rubber Roofs

Emily Greer

1 BEDROOM, upstairs, 1 Bedroom downstairs, 431 W. Ash, stove, refrigerator, no pets, $325 monthly (937)418-8912

Open Year Around


Bankruptcy Attorney

1 BEDROOM, 421 West Ash, stove, refrigerator, no pets $475 (937)418-8912




Commercial / Residential

Horseback Riding Lessons TROY, 105 Jean Circle, Saturday only 9am-3pm. Name brand clothes: girls 3 & 4T, women's size small-2X, men's S-L, weed eater, GPS system, WWE figures, toys, games, tones of household and miscellaneous.


AK Construction

635 Farm Services

1, 2 & 3 Bedroom, Houses & Apts. SEIPEL PROPERTIES Piqua Area Only Metro Approved (937)773-9941 9am-5pm Monday-Friday



TROY, 1023 Laurel Tree Court, Apt C. Friday & Saturday 9am-5pm. MULTI FAMILY! Electronics, books, Christmas items, miscellaneous household items and notions, and etc. Some items are priced and others just make offer.


• Pruning • Cabling & • Stump Bracing Removal • Lot Cleaning • Trimming • Storm Damage • Dead Wooding FREE Estimates • Fully Insured




New or Existing Install - Grade Compact

Free Estimates


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300 - Real Estate


625 Construction PIQUA, 7858 FesslerBuxton Rd. Wednesday 1?, Thursday, Friday and Saturday 9am-? Barn & Garage Sale! Hospital bed, medical supplies, Depends, baseball cards, clothing, books, glassware, jewelry, speakers, McDonalds toys, Christmas items, Atari's, dinette set, picnic table

675 Pet Care


PIQUA, 724 Wilson Ave. (in alley), Thursday, Friday, Sept. 29, 30, 9am-6pm. Miscellaneous items.

1144 Fisher Dr., Piqua, OH 45356

$10 OFF Service Call

until September 30, 2011 with this coupon



CALL TODAY! (937)418-4712 or (937)710-5277


PIQUA, 5211 and 5295 North Stillwell Road. Thursday and Friday 9am-? MULTI FAMILY! Infant to adult clothing, twin bed, tools, bikes, 27" men's bike, jewelry, old records, miscellaneous and Gail's chocolate chip cookies.


•Refrigerators •Stoves •Washers & Dryers •Dishwashers • Repair & Install Air Conditioning

RICK WITHROW WITHROW RICK (937) 726-9625 726-9625 (937)


• 1st, 2nd and 3rd shift • Tax Claimable • Price Negotiable for more than one child • Meals and snacks provided • Close to Nicklin & Wilder School District • Mornings, before and after school


280 Transportation

PIQUA, 520 N. Wayne (in back), Thursday, Friday, Saturday, 9am-5pm. Furniture, knick knacks, glassware, too much to list.



• Shrub Planting & Removal • Shrub Trimming • Lawn Maintenance and Mowing • Tree & Stump Removal • Tree Trimming • Pavers & Wall Stone, Hardscapes



PIQUA 1211 Madison Ave. Saturday 10-1 & Sunday 10-2 from 10 am to 4 pm both days. Multifamily garage sale. Lots of stuff! Everything from household items to baby/ kids items!

PIQUA, 219 Commercial St., Thursday, Friday, Saturday, 9am-4pm. Holiday indoor and outdoor decorations, men's Huffy bicycle, kitchen items, window fans, radios, linens, dresser with mirror, foosball table, 4 shelf wicker stands, lots of miscellaneous items.

620 Childcare


PIQUA, 1133 Van Way, Friday, 10am-5pm, Saturday, 10am-4pm. Girls clothing junior, misses, dishes, book shelf, desk chair, Barbie bed set, Christmas items, duck knick knacks, lots of miscellaneous. Come take a look!

PIQUA, 1701 South St., Thursday, Friday, 9am-5pm, Saturday, 9am-3pm. Washer, dryer, entertainment stand, table, chairs, TV's, baby items, household items, women's clothing.



PIQUA, 1024 Washington, October 7 & 8, Friday noon-?, Saturday, 9am-? Guns, tools, lawnmower, bicycle, kids weight set, old toys from 60's and 70's, modern toys, books, video tapes, Win98 computer, software, negative scanner, telescope, street signs, beer can collection, computer desk, recliners, old office supplies, rocking chair, book shelves, long dresser with mirror, TV, DVD player, and lots more. All items priced to sell.

PIQUA, 1640 Stockham Dr., Friday, 9am-5pm, Saturday, 9am-4pm. Captain bed set, weight system, front loader washer and dryer, oak roll top desk, couch, table and chairs, antiques and more.

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COVINGTON, 2995 State Route 48 (between Pleasant Hill and Covington). Friday 9-4, Saturday 10-2. CLOTHING SALE! Women's regular and petite sizes, men's regular and tall sizes, shoes and accessories.

PIQUA, 1516 Nicklin Ave. (in alley), Thursday, Friday, 9am-6pm, Saturday, 9am-1pm. Upright freezer, porch swing, golf items, tools, nice ceramic greenware, lot of miscellaneous glass and other items.

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PIQUA, 638 W. Greene (in alley), Thursday, Friday, 10am-5pm, Saturday, 10am-2pm. Lawnmowers, trimmers, books, jewelry, lamps, area rug, 45 piece china set, picture frames, baskets, purses, belts, fabric, craft items, household miscellaneous. Nice, clean sale.

670 Miscellaneous


PIQUA, 1475 Hunter Court, Saturday only, 9am-1pm. Moving Sale! Power tools, books, glassware, collectibles, DVD's, clothes, bikes, Nautilus stationary bike (new), yard tools, and much more!

665 Lawn, Garden, Landscaping


CONOVER, AB Graham Center, 8025 US Rt. 36, Saturday, Oct. 1, 8am-1pm. Huge Indoor Sale. Dining table, 6 chairs and more good furniture, some older pieces, small appliances and kitchen items, electronic items, van cargo organizer, Coleman lanterns, bicycles, home and holiday decorations, books and lots more. Items recently received from several families. Fletcher Lions pancake, sausage, and mush breakfast serving 7am-Noon.

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600 - Services


555 Garage Sales/Yard Sales


555 Garage Sales/Yard Sales


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

555 Garage Sales/Yard Sales



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305 Apartment PIQUA, 309.5 South Wayne, Small 1 bedroom, all electric, no pets, $300, (937)418-8912 PIQUA, 313.5 Broadway, 2 bedroom, upstairs, includes stove, no pets, $365, (937)418-8912. PIQUA, 521 West High, upstairs, 2 Bedroom, utility room. NO PETS. $385 month. (937)418-8912

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Picture it Sold Please call: 877-844-8385

PIQUA, 523 W. High, Large 3 bedroom, 2 bath, garage, $550, no pets! (937)418-8912 PIQUA, Newer apartment, 2 bedroom, appliances, garage, lawn care, A/C, NO PETS, $585, . (937)492-5271 PIQUA, loft-style studio, utility room, clean, $400 month +deposit, no pets. 323 N. Main, (937)381-5100.


Extended cab, two wheel drive, 40,900 miles, automatic, 5.3 ltr. V8, ARE hard shell top, Ziebart Rhino liner. Asking $17,800. (937)339-4434

1934 FORD 4 DOOR PIQUA. Pets welcomed, on Jill Ct. 2 bedroom, CA/ heat, washer/ dryer hook-up, appliances including dishwasher. $495/ month plus deposit. (937)418-1060.

Pictureit Sold 1993 LINCOLN TOWN CAR EXECUTIVE SERIES New tires, family owned, very good condition, 106,462 miles, very good gas mileage. $3000. (937)773-5093


Red, 181k miles, 4 speed with overdrive, good tires, good condition. $1650.



Orange/cream color, Like new, 400 miles, 100 MPG, $950. Call (937)726-3842

1963 CHEVROLET CORVAIR Candy apple red, excellent condition! Good tires, AM/ FM radio. Local owner. $5200. (937)492-4410



53k miles, ready for the road. $6200. XL1200C Custom, white pearl/gold, 2400 miles, detachable windshield, excellent condition. $6800. (937)332-1461 or (937)271-9639

(937)492-4059 or (937)489-1438 TROY, 1 & 2 Bedrooms, appliances, CA, water, trash paid, $425 & $525 month.


$200 Deposit Special! (937)673-1821

18 ft., 165 OMC Inboard Outboard, runs great. $3000 OBO. (937)524-2724 (513)509-3861

TROY area, 2 bedroom townhouses, 1-1/2 bath, furnished appliances, W/D hookup, A/C, No dogs $475. (937)339-6776. TROY TOWNHOUSE, 2 Bedroom 1.5 bath. Stephenson Drive. $475 month, Lease by 10-1, FREE GIFT, (937)216-4233.

New battery and brake pads, have all maintenance receipts, 147,000 miles. $4600. (937)773-0452


V8, 93 engine, 7317 miles since update. Black cherry color, drivers side electric seat, automatic, electric front windows. Steel body. Asking $30,000 OBO.

PIQUA, Senior Living. 1 bedroom, includes all utilities except electric. No pets. Clean, quiet, safe. $ 4 6 9 / m o n t h . (937)778-0524

TROY, 529 Stonyridge, 2 bedroom, stove, refrigerator, NO PETS. $450 month, $450 deposit. (937)418-8912.



Excellent condition! Only 6100 miles. $1750 OBO. (937)493-4633



460 gas engine, slide-out, 34 feet, dual air, generator, new tires, 26K original miles. (937)773-9526

16 ft., fully self contained, bathroom, outside shower, spare tire, can be towed with small vehicle, 1800 lbs. Very nice condition $8000. (937)308-7423


1997 GMC 1500

4.3 Vortex, V-6, 121,775 miles, excellent condition, original owner. $5000 OBO (937)335-2845

54,k miles, V-10, 4 wheel drive, 6" Fabtech lift, Silver, many extras, Excellent condition, one owner, $25,000 (937)295-2612 Home (937)597-9800 Cell

310 Commercial/Industrial RETAIL SPACE in Tipp City, 1,000 square feet, excellent location, long lease available. $ 4 7 5 / m o n t h . (937)667-6055 RETAIL Store for rent, 16 North Market, Troy, $650+ deposit, references. ( 9 3 7 ) 7 7 8 - 8 4 2 7 (937)214-3200 Available 10/1/2011


Diesel, Cummins engine, 45,500 miles. sleeps 6, awnings. Very good condition. 35ft, AC, PS 90% Rubber, runs great, very clean, 80k miles, asking $5500. Call (937)726-4902

1989 RANGER 362V

320 Houses for Rent 1355 SURREY, Troy, Immaculate 3 bedroom, 2 bath house, with garage, $893 monthly, (937)573-6917

Bassmaster Classic, $5000. (937)572-9045

3 BEDROOM, 112 South Main Street, Large house, 1 bath, stove, refrigerator, $525 (937)418-8912 3 BEDROOM, 1800 Nicklin, 1 bath, stove, refrigerator, No pets $675 (937)418-8912 3 BEDROOM, 2 full bath, central air, with appliances and garage. ( 9 3 7 ) 4 9 2 - 8 6 7 4 10:30am-6pm 919 BROADWAY, Piqua. Newly remodeled, large 1 bedroom house, $433 monthly (937)573-6917 BRADFORD & PIQUA, 1 Bedroom houses, and apartment for rent, (937)773-2829 after 2pm HOUSTON, St. Rt. 66, 1 bedroom, clean, nice, no pets. $325 monthly, $325 deposit. (937)295-2235 OUTSIDE PIQUA, 2 bedroom, 1 bath, all appliances, fireplace. Electric, cable, trash included. Must pay for propane. $700 month, $700 deposit. (937)657-8023 PIQUA, 117 South Roosevelt, 2 bedroom, 1 1/2 bath, $450 monthly or $110 weekly. (937)778-8093 PIQUA, 515 Gordon Street. Detached garage, off street parking, large yard. Freshly painted, new carpet. No pets. $675 per month plus $675 deposit. 3 bedroom, 1 bath, s c r m o m 2 @ ya h o o. c o m . (937)875-1230.


One slide, Red/black, very nice, has luggage carrier, 1600 Miles, 85 MPG, $1,300,

(937)606-1147 (937)726-3842

1997 PONTIAC BONNEVILLE 40th Anniversary Special, dark cherry, 185,000 miles, sunroof, leather bucket seats, good tires, very clean. $3,100 OBO. (937)615-1034 or (937)447-2372

1604 BROOKPARK, 2 bedroom, 2 bath, 2 car garage, gas heat, AC, small patio, no pets, (937)506-8319. 2 BEDROOM, 304 Staunton, $450, 739 South St., $550. 3 bedroom, $495. End of month special, $299 deposits. (937)418-2291



Full dresser, Vance & Hines pipes, new battery, new tires, very good condition. 64,000 miles Price reduced! $10,000 OBO Call anytime (937)726-4175


Silver, 18-inch wheels, classic, good running condition, needs some cosmetics. $3500 OBO. (937)778-4078

320 Houses for Rent

545 Firewood/Fuel

PIQUA, 612 Robinson, 2 bedroom. Washer/ dryer hookup, air conditioning, Nicklin school. $530 month. (419)394-8509

SEASONED FIREWOOD, $150 cord, $80 half cord, stacking extra. Miami County deliveries only. (937)339-2012

SMALL, COZY house in Sidney, great for single or small family. Safe neighborhood, shopping, recently remodeled. Pets n e g o t i a b l e . (937)492-5280

SEASONED FIREWOOD $160 per cord. Stacking extra, $125 you pick up. Taylor Tree Service (937)753-1047

TROY For rent 2506 Inverness. 3 bedroom 1 bath, fenced yard, AC, Rent $715 monthly. For sale $88,900. Payment $700 per month. Owner financing. Will Co-Op. (937)239-1864 Visit

500 - Merchandise

535 Farm Supplies/Equipment WANTED: Used motor oil for farm shop furnace. (937)295-2899

545 Firewood/Fuel FIREWOOD, All hardwood, $150 per cord delivered or $120 you pick up. (937)596-6622 or (937)726-2780

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SEASONED FIREWOOD for sale. $135 delivered. (937)638-6950

560 Home Furnishings BED, Craftmatic type, paid (no mattress) $1100 in 2008, asking $300. Excellent condition. (937)418-1562 ENTERTAINMENT CENTER, good condition. $50. (937)773-9673 QUEEN ANNE TABLE, Solid wood, drop leaf, claw legs with chairs. Traditional buffet, wood and glass doors, halogen lights. $699 (937)339-2716 SOFA/ LOVESEAT, Broyhill matching set. Olive green with a wood trim along bottom. No rips or tears. Pet/ smoke free home. Very nice set!!!! $400, (937)694-3221

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577 Miscellaneous

CALENDAR, Miami County Quilt Barn 2011. $12 each, tax included. Great gift idea. Call Bert Hensel (937)307-7032 CLOTHING, nice men's (L-XL), women's (size 9-10). (937)773-7504 METAL. Wanting anything that contains metal. Will haul away for FREE. Call (937)451-1566 or (937)214-0861 REWARD for the return of iron kettle with stand from 614 West High Street. (937)778-8427 or (937)214-0884 SPRUCE TREES, Fresh dug Norway Spruce, White Pine, 3 feet-4feet $45-$60 each, planting available, (419)582-3505

583 Pets and Supplies BOXER PUPS, AKC fawn, 3 males, 2 females, tails docked, dew claws removed, dewormed, parents on site, ready 9/25. $325, (419)852-8361. DOG, mixed breed. Free to adult home. 14 months old. (937)524-2661 GIANT SCHNAUZER, female, 9 months, shots up to date, spayed, microchipped, high energy dog! Indoor home only, fenced yard, $350, (937)710-4203. KITTENS, Free to good homes, multiple colors, litter trained, very cute and cuddly (937)902-2268 KITTENS, gorgeous! Tabbies, long haired and short haired. Charcoal and silver stripes. Also, orange & white, black & white and white & orange, 8 weeks old, $20 each, (937)473-2122 MINIATURE SCHNAUZERS, 3 year old male. 4 Year old female. Free to good home(s). (937)693-2559 PUPPIES: Bichon Frise, Shi-chon, malti-poo, Carin Terrier, Schnoodle, Lhachon, Pug/Pom Mix. $100 and up. (419)925-4339 PUPPIES, Shihtzu, 5 weeks old, male multi color, female light brown, black. $200 each. Adorable & playful. Call Michelle at (937)830-0963

586 Sports and Recreation

TREADMILL, Precor 9.2S, very good condition. Displays: distance, time, speed, calories, incline, walking & running courses. Moving, must sell. $250. Call (937)570-8123.

592 Wanted to Buy CASH, top dollar paid for junk cars/trucks, running or non-running. I will pick up. Thanks for calling (937)719-3088 or (937)451-1019

800 - Transportation

805 Auto 1977 CORVETTE coupe. Estate sale, taking bids. 3400 Ziegler Rd. (937)773-6445 1994 FORD E150 Handicap Van. 118K miles, good condition. Asking $3000. (937)473-2388 2001 MERCURY Grand Marquis GS. Estate sale, taking bids. 3400 Ziegler Rd. (937)773-6445

LEGAL NOTICE DIRECTORY SHERIFF’S SALE MIAMI COUNTY COMMON PLEAS Case No.: 11-459 Fifth Third Mortgage Company vs. Dolly Adkins, et al Pursuant to the command of an Order of Sale in the above name cause to me directed by the Court of Common Pleas of Miami County, Ohio, I will offer at Public Sale in the lobby of the Sheriff on November 2, 2011 at 10:00 o’clock in the a.m. the following described premises, to-wit: Situated in the City of Piqua, County of Miami, and State of Ohio. Parcel Number: N44-030670 Also known as: 505 Kitt Street, Piqua, Ohio 45356 A full legal description may be obtained in the Office of the Recorder of Miami County, Ohio. Appraised at Fifty One Thousand and 00/100 ($51,000.00) Dollars and cannot be sold for less than two-thirds of the appraisement. TERMS OF SALE: 10% of appraised value down time of sale and .5% of appraised value for conveyance and recording, balance within 30 days of confirmation. Brian R. Gutkoski, Attorney 9/30, 10/7, 10/14-2011 2222322

SHERIFF’S SALE MIAMI COUNTY COMMON PLEAS Case No.: 09-295 National City Real Estate Services, LLC successor by merger to National City Mortgage, Inc. fka National City Mortgage Company vs. Steve F .Barker, et al Pursuant to the command of an Order of Sale in the above name cause to me directed by the Court of Common Pleas of Miami County, Ohio, I will offer at Public Sale in the lobby of the Sheriff on October 26, 2011 at 10:00 o’clock in the a.m. the following described premises, to-wit: Situated in the City of Piqua, County of Miami, and State of Ohio. Parcel Number: N44-077806 Prior Deed Reference: Volume 708, page 20 Also known as: 2105 Fawn Court, Piqua, Ohio 45356 A full legal description may be obtained in the Office of the Recorder of Miami County, Ohio. Appraised at One Hundred Seventy Seven Thousand and 00/100 ($177,000.00) Dollars and cannot be sold for less than two-thirds of the appraisement. TERMS OF SALE: 10% of appraised value down time of sale and .5% of appraised value for conveyance and recording, balance within 30 days of confirmation. Ashley R. Carnes, Attorney 9/23, 9/30, 10/7-2011 2220903

SHERIFF’S SALE MIAMI COUNTY COMMON PLEAS Case No.: 11-097 Deutsche Bank National Trust Company as Trustee for RALI 2006-QS14 vs. Michael Wilcox, et al Pursuant to the command of an Order of Sale in the above name cause to me directed by the Court of Common Pleas of Miami County, Ohio, I will offer at Public Sale in the lobby of the Sheriff on October 26, 2011 at 10:00 o’clock in the a.m. the following described premises, to-wit: Situated in the City of Piqua, County of Miami, and State of Ohio. Parcel Number: N44-077324 Also known as: 1131-1137 Chevy Lane, Piqua, Ohio 45356 A full legal description may be obtained in the Office of the Recorder of Miami County, Ohio. Appraised at One Hundred Sixty Eight Thousand and 00/100 ($168,000.00) Dollars and cannot be sold for less than two-thirds of the appraisement. TERMS OF SALE: 10% of appraised value down time of sale and .5% of appraised value for conveyance and recording, balance within 30 days of confirmation. Kelly A. Long, Attorney 9/23, 9/30, 10/7-2011

850 Motorcycles/Mopeds 1968 HARLEY DAVIDSON Sprint. Estate sale, taking bids. 3400 Ziegler Rd. (937)773-6445

860 Recreation Vehicles GOLF CART 1994 Ez-go, 1 year old battery, charger, key switch, lights, back seat, winter cover. $2300 OBO (937)332-6925

890 Trucks 1995 FORD F150, dark green. V6 standard, 160K 4 extra used tires with rims. Free GPS! $1999. (937)524-5099


This is notice to the general public that a general partnership known as Nexdor, certificate No. 13766, located at 118 E. Main Street, Bradford, Miami County, Ohio is hereby dissolved and ceasing business as of September 14, 2011.

The Piqua City School District will administer an Open Competitive Examination for the position of TR-1 Bus Driver at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, October 11, 2011 in the Board Room on the second floor of the Piqua Board of Education Office. To be eligible to take the examination, applicants must have a current CDL with a SP endorsement. Applicants must obtain a test application at the Board of Education Office, 719 E. Ash Street. The test application must be completed and returned to the Board of Education Office by noon on Friday, October 7, 2011. In addition, an online application must be submitted through the Piqua City Schools website prior to the test date.

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SHERIFF’S SALE MIAMI COUNTY COMMON PLEAS Case No.: 11-315 Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. vs. Larry W. Hampton, et al Pursuant to the command of an Order of Sale in the above name cause to me directed by the Court of Common Pleas of Miami County, Ohio, I will offer at Public Sale in the lobby of the Sheriff on November 2, 2011 at 10:00 o’clock in the a.m. the following described premises, to-wit: Situated in the City of Piqua, County of Miami, and State of Ohio. Parcel Number: N44-032070 Prior Deed Reference: Volume 686, page 687 Also known as: 733 Summit Street, Piqua, Ohio 45356 A full legal description may be obtained in the Office of the Recorder of Miami County, Ohio. Appraised at Seventy Two Thousand and 00/100 ($72,000.00) Dollars and cannot be sold for less than two-thirds of the appraisement. TERMS OF SALE: 10% of appraised value down time of sale and .5% of appraised value for conveyance and recording, balance within 30 days of confirmation. Matthew A. Taulbee, Attorney 2222343 9/30, 10/7, 10/14-2011

SHERIFF’S SALE MIAMI COUNTY COMMON PLEAS Case No.: 11-224 Flagstar Bank, FSB vs. Robert W. Walker aka Robert Wesley Walker, et al Pursuant to the command of an Order of Sale in the above name cause to me directed by the Court of Common Pleas of Miami County, Ohio, I will offer at Public Sale in the lobby of the Sheriff on November 2, 2011 at 10:00 o’clock in the a.m. the following described premises, to-wit: Situated in the City of Piqua, County of Miami, and State of Ohio. Parcel Number: N44-020140 Prior Deed Reference: Official Record Volume 787, page 822 Also known as: 622 Miami Street, Piqua, Ohio 45356 A full legal description may be obtained in the Office of the Recorder of Miami County, Ohio. Appraised at Forty Eight Thousand and 00/100 ($48,000.00) Dollars and cannot be sold for less than two-thirds of the appraisement. TERMS OF SALE: 10% of appraised value down time of sale and .5% of appraised value for conveyance and recording, balance within 30 days of confirmation. Austin B. Barnes, Attorney 2222340 9/30, 10/7, 10/14-2011

SHERIFF’S SALE MIAMI COUNTY COMMON PLEAS Case No.: 11-294 Unity National Bank, Division of The Park National Bank vs. Joseph Feeser, et al Pursuant to the command of an Order of Sale in the above name cause to me directed by the Court of Common Pleas of Miami County, Ohio, I will offer at Public Sale in the lobby of the Sheriff on November 2, 2011 at 10:00 o’clock in the a.m. the following described premises, to-wit: Situated in the City of Piqua, County of Miami, and State of Ohio. Parcel Number: N44-024910 Also known as: 810 Camp Street, Piqua, Ohio 45356 A full legal description may be obtained in the Office of the Recorder of Miami County, Ohio. Appraised at Fifty One Thousand and 00/100 ($51,000.00) Dollars and cannot be sold for less than two-thirds of the appraisement. TERMS OF SALE: 10% of appraised value down time of sale and .5% of appraised value for conveyance and recording, balance within 30 days of confirmation. Dale G. Davis, Attorney 9/30, 10/7, 10/14-2011

SHERIFF’S SALE MIAMI COUNTY COMMON PLEAS Case No.: 11-178 Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. vs. David J. Murphy aka David Murphy, et al Pursuant to the command of an Order of Sale in the above name cause to me directed by the Court of Common Pleas of Miami County, Ohio, I will offer at Public Sale in the lobby of the Sheriff on November 2, 2011 at 10:00 o’clock in the a.m. the following described premises, to-wit: Situated in the City of Piqua, county of Miami, and State of Ohio. Parcel Number: N44-026280 Also known as: 1112 Washington Avenue, Piqua, Ohio 45356 A full legal description may be obtained in the Office of the Recorder of Miami County, Ohio. Appraised at Sixty Six Thousand and 00/100 ($66,000.00) Dollars and cannot be sold for less than two-thirds of the appraisement. TERMS OF SALE: 10% of appraised value down time of sale and .5% of appraised value for conveyance and recording, balance within 30 days of confirmation. Christopher G. Phillips, Attorney 9/30, 10/7, 10/14-2011



SHERIFF’S SALE MIAMI COUNTY COMMON PLEAS Case No.: 10-513 The Bank of New York Mellon fka The Bank of New York, as Trustee for the Certificateholders of CWALT 2005-01CB vs. Judith Lamorueaux aka Judith Ann Williams aka Judy Lamoreaux aka Judith A. Lamoreaux, et al Pursuant to the command of an Order of Sale in the above name cause to me directed by the Court of Common Pleas of Miami County, Ohio, I will offer at Public Sale in the lobby of the Sheriff on October 26, 2011 at 10:00 o’clock in the a.m. the following described premises, towit: Situated in the City of Piqua, County of Miami, and State of Ohio. Parcel Number: N44-02788 Prior Deed Reference: Instrument No. 0416895 Also known as: 1512 Madison Avenue, Piqua, Ohio 45356 A full legal description may be obtained in the Office of the Recorder of Miami County, Ohio. Appraised at Sixty Thousand and 00/100 ($60,000.00) Dollars and cannot be sold for less than two-thirds of the appraisement. TERMS OF SALE: 10% of appraised value down time of sale and .5% of appraised value for conveyance and recording, balance within 30 days of confirmation. Carrie L. Rouse, Attorney 9/23, 9/30, 10/7-2011

SHERIFF’S SALE MIAMI COUNTY COMMON PLEAS Case No.: 11-236 MidFirst Bank vs. Mary Kathleen Hart, et al Pursuant to the command of an Order of Sale in the above name cause to me directed by the Court of Common Pleas of Miami County, Ohio, I will offer at Public Sale in the lobby of the Sheriff on October 19, 2011 at 10:00 o’clock in the a.m. the following described premises, to-wit: Situated in the Township of Washington, County of Miami, and State of Ohio. Parcel Number: M40-005000 Also known as: 5691 West US Route 36, Piqua, Ohio 45356 A full legal description may be obtained in the Office of the Recorder of Miami County, Ohio. Appraised at Seventy Five Thousand and 00/100 ($75,000.00) Dollars and cannot be sold for less than two-thirds of the appraisement. TERMS OF SALE: 10% of appraised value down time of sale and .5% of appraised value for conveyance and recording, balance within 30 days of confirmation. Holly N. Wolf, Attorney 9/16, 9/23, 9/30-2011



SHERIFF’S SALE MIAMI COUNTY COMMON PLEAS Case No.: 11-410 CitiFinancial, Inc. vs. Aleatha F. Offenbacher aka Aletha F. Offenbacher aka Aleatha Offenbacher aka Aleatha F. Penny aka Aletha F. Penny, e al Pursuant to the command of an Order of Sale in the above name cause to me directed by the Court of Common Pleas of Miami County, Ohio, I will offer at Public Sale in the lobby of the Sheriff on October 19, 2011 at 10:00 o’clock in the a.m. the following described premises, to-wit: Situated in the City of Piqua, County of Miami, and State of Ohio. Parcel Numbers: N44-047580 & N44-047590 Also known as: 527 First Street, Piqua, Ohio 45356 A full legal description may be obtained in the Office of the Recorder of Miami County, Ohio. Appraised at Forty Five Thousand and 00/100 ($45,000.00) Dollars and cannot be sold for less than two-thirds of the appraisement. TERMS OF SALE: 10% of appraised value down time of sale and .5% of appraised value for conveyance and recording, balance within 30 days of confirmation. Erin M. Laurito, Attorney 9/16, 9/23, 9/30-2011

SHERIFF’S SALE MIAMI COUNTY COMMON PLEAS Case No.: 11-298 Fifth Third Mortgage Company vs. Joseph E. Mueller, et al Pursuant to the command of an Order of Sale in the above name cause to me directed by the Court of Common Pleas of Miami County, Ohio, I will offer at Public Sale in the lobby of the Sheriff on October 19, 2011 at 10:00 o’clock in the a.m. the following described premises, to-wit: Situated in the City of Piqua, County of Miami, and State of Ohio. Parcel Number: N44-039430 Also known as: 754 South Wayne Street, Piqua, Ohio 45356 A full legal description may be obtained in the Office of the Recorder of Miami County, Ohio. Appraised at Thirty Six Thousand and 00/100 ($36,000.00) Dollars and cannot be sold for less than two-thirds of the appraisement. TERMS OF SALE: 10% of appraised value down time of sale and .5% of appraised value for conveyance and recording, balance within 30 days of confirmation. Thomas G. Widman, Attorney 9/16, 9/23, 9/30-2011



SHERIFF’S SALE MIAMI COUNTY COMMON PLEAS Case No.: 08-593 Deutsche Bank National Trust Company, as Trustee, in trust for the registered holders of Argent Securities, Inc., Asset Backed Pass Through Certificates, Series 2005-W3 vs. Carolyn S. Wion, et al Pursuant to the command of an Order of Sale in the above name cause to me directed by the Court of Common Pleas of Miami County, Ohio, I will offer at Public Sale in the lobby of the Sheriff on November 2, 2011 at 10:00 o’clock in the a.m. the following described premises, to-wit: Situated in the City of Piqua, County of Miami, and State of Ohio. Parcel Number: N44-072440 Also known as: 1721 Amherst Avenue, Piqua, Ohio 45356 A full legal description may be obtained in the Office of the Recorder of Miami County, Ohio. Appraised at Seventy Two Thousand and 00/100 ($72,000.00) Dollars and cannot be sold for less than two-thirds of the appraisement. TERMS OF SALE: 10% of appraised value down time of sale and .5% of appraised value for conveyance and recording, balance within 30 days of confirmation. Melissa N. Meinhart, Attorney 9/30, 10/7, 10/14-2011

SHERIFF’S SALE MIAMI COUNTY COMMON PLEAS Case No.: 11-051 JP Morgan Chase Bank, National Association vs. Sheryl A. Griffith, Individually and as Trustee of the Sheryl A. Griffith Declaration of Trust dates September 28, 1999, and as Successor Trustee of the Hershel J. Griffith Declaration of Trust dated September 28, 1999, et al Pursuant to the command of an Order of Sale in the above name cause to me directed by the Court of Common Pleas of Miami County, Ohio, I will offer at Public Sale in the lobby of the Sheriff on November 2, 2011 at 10:00 o’clock in the a.m. the following described premises, to-wit: Situated in the City of Piqua, County of Miami, and State of Ohio. Parcel Number: N44-028180 Prior Deed Reference: Volume 736, page 463-1/2 interest (trustee), Volume 759, page 158 and O.R. Volume 26, page 291-1/2 interest (successor trustee) Also known as: 702-702 ½ South Downing Street, Piqua, Ohio 45356 A full legal description may be obtained in the Office of the Recorder of Miami County, Ohio. Appraised at Forty Five Thousand and 00/100 ($45,000.00) Dollars and cannot be sold for less than two-thirds of the appraisement. TERMS OF SALE: 10% of appraised value down time of sale and .5% of appraised value for conveyance and recording, balance within 30 days of confirmation. Miranda S. Hamrick, Attorney 9/30, 10/7, 10/14-2011



SHERIFF’S SALE MIAMI COUNTY COMMON PLEAS Case No.: 09-1087 Universal 1 Credit Union, Inc. vs. James E. Valandingham, Deceased, et al Pursuant to the command of an Order of Sale in the above name cause to me directed by the Court of Common Pleas of Miami County, Ohio, I will offer at Public Sale in the lobby of the Sheriff on November 2, 2011 at 10:00 o’clock in the a.m. the following described premises, to-wit: Situated in the City of Piqua, County of Miami, and State of Ohio. Parcel Number: N44-070620 &N44-060610 Prior Deed Reference: Book 610, page 537 Also known as: 1509 Grant Street, Piqua, Ohio 45356 All taxes and assessments that appear on the Tax Duplicate filed with the Miami County Treasurer will be deducted from proceeds from the sale. This includes taxes and assessments for all prior years yet unpaid and delinquent tax amounts. The successful bidder will be responsible for any subsequent taxes or assessments that appear on said tax duplicate after the date of the sale of property. A full legal description may be obtained in the Office of the Recorder of Miami County, Ohio. Appraised at Sixty Nine Thousand and 00/100 ($69,000.00) Dollars and cannot be sold for less than two-thirds of the appraisement. TERMS OF SALE: 10% of appraised value down time of sale and .5% of appraised value for conveyance and recording, balance within 30 days of confirmation. Stephen D. Miles, Attorney 9/30, 10/7, 10/14-2011


SHERIFF’S SALE MIAMI COUNTY COMMON PLEAS Case No.: 10-690 Chase Home Finance, LLC vs. Belinda E. Bateman, et al Pursuant to the command of an Order of Sale in the above name cause to me directed by the Court of Common Pleas of Miami County, Ohio, I will offer at Public Sale in the lobby of the Sheriff on October 19, 2011 at 10:00 o’clock in the a.m. the following described premises, to-wit: Situated in the City of Piqua, County of Miami, and State of Ohio. Parcel Number: N44-024650 Also known as: 911 Park Avenue, Piqua, Ohio 45356 A full legal description may be obtained in the Office of the Recorder of Miami County, Ohio. Appraised at Fifty Seven Thousand and 00/100 ($57,000.00) Dollars and cannot be sold for less than two-thirds of the appraisement. TERMS OF SALE: 10% of appraised value down time of sale and .5% of appraised value for conveyance and recording, balance within 30 days of confirmation. Kevin L. Williams, Attorney 9/16, 9/23, 9/30-2011 2218471

2004 MINI Cooper, five speed, pepper white, AM/FM CD, sunroof, moon roof, well maintained, garaged, original owner, non-smoking family, $8500 OBO, (937)216-7730.



INFORMATION Call ROB KISER, sports editor, at 773-2721, ext. 32, from 8 p.m. to midnight weekdays.


INSIDE ■ Reds have long to-do list in offseason, page 16. ■ Benson awaits word on suspension, page 17.



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IN BRIEF ■ Bowling

Youth league at Brel-Aire The Youth Bowling Leagues at Brel-Aire Lanes will begin this Saturday at 9:30 a.m. Anyone interested can contact Craig Miller at (937) 726-5796.

Night to remember Piqua finishes off GWOC North volleyball title BY ROB KISER Sports Editor

■ Website

Scores to air game tonight m will air the Fort Loramie at Dayton Christian game tonight. Air time is 7:05 p.m.

■ Golf

Williams cards 43 at Echo Nine-hole play was the format in the Ladies League Tuesday at Echo Hills. Judy Williams was low gross in Flight A with a 43, while Cindy Pearson was low net with 33. Karen Nickol was low gross in Flight B with a 45, while Clara Sowry was low net with 38. Delma Grissom was low gross in Flight C with a 52, while Judy Hornbeck was low net with 39. Cindy Pearson was low putts with 14.


Brooke Reinke (10) tips the ball over the net against Troy Thursday night.

■ Football

Jackson earns AFC honors BEREA (AP) — Browns linebacker D'Qwell Jackson has been selected the AFC's top defensive player for September. Jackson, who missed 26 straight games over the JACKSON past two seasons because of chest injuries, recorded 30 tackles, 2½ sacks, forced a fumble and recovered one in helping the Browns win two of their first three games. Jackson has adjusted well to Cleveland's new 4-3 defensive scheme. The Browns' defense has allowed only five touchdowns this season. Jackson is the fourth Cleveland player to be selected as the AFC's top defensive player since the award was established in 1986 and first since Eric Turner in December 1994.


When was the Q: last time the Cincinnati Bengals beat the Buffalo Bills?



QUOTED "If our year's been a road, it's been a foggy road." —Dusty Baker on the Reds losing 83 games this season

Piqua’s Hayley Monroe hits the ball against Troy Thursday night.

For Piqua volleyball senior Brooke Reinke, outlasting state-ranked Lebanon Tuesday night in five games — great. Beating Troy in four games Thursday night on Senior Night to wrap up Piqua’s first outright volleyball title since joining in the GWOC in 2001 (they shared the title that year) — awesome. Having her sisters Scarlett (from Florida) and Summer (from Illinois) fly in to see it — priceless. “This was the best night,” Reinke said afterwards. “My heart dropped when I saw them (her sisters enter the gym). I was so excited and happy.” So, it seemed fitting that Reinke pounded the final kill to finish off Troy 25-20, 25-17, 22-25, 25-23 to improve Piqua to 13-3 overall and 5-0 in the GWOC North. “I knew if the ball came to me, I was putting it away,” Reinke said. “It was time to end the match.” It set off a wild celebration from one of the biggest volleyball crowds Piqua has had in years. “We couldn’t have done it without them,” Reinke said. “The student section, all the fans that were here — that was amazing.” It completed a brilliant three-day run for the Lady Indians, who went five games with Lebanon Tuesday and four games with Greenville Wednesday. “That’s why I am so proud of these girls,” Piqua coach Chris Davis said. “We left the gym at 10:30 Tuesday night and we got back at 10:30 last night — when you factor in school, that just doesn’t leave a lot of time.” For Reinke and Hayley Monroe, it was a Senior Night they will never forget

GWOC North Conf. Overall Team Piqua 5-0 13-3 Vandalia-Butler 4-1 6-9 3-2 11-7 Troy Greenville 2-3 4-10 Sidney 0-4 3-13 0-4 0-11 Trotwood-Madison Thursday’s GWOC North Matches Piqua def. Troy 25-20, 25-17, 22-25, 25-23 Sidney at Trotwood-Madison

— but it was truly a team effort. “We had a lot of different girls step up at different times,” he said. “I think because of the crowd, the girls were a little bit nervous tonight. And that showed at times. But, I think we made a big statement this week and should be seeded high in the GWOC tournament.” And while some of those nerves showed early, Piqua continued to show the knack to win the big points. Leading 21-19 late in the first game, Shelby Vogler served four straight points to give Piqua game point and Jasmine Davis won a battle at the net to finish it off. “I think we know what we have to do,” Vogler said. It was then Vogler who stepped up at the most pivotal point of the match. After Piqua had gotten down 14-9 in the second game, Taylor Bachman served four straight points, including two aces to even it at 14 and Davis added an ace, with a tip from Reinke, to put Piqua in front 17-15. “It always helps when you get points off serves like that,” Chris Davis said. Following a timeout at 1916, Vogler simply took over the match. “I just knew I could do it,” she said. “I knew they couldn’t stop me.” She was responsible for Piqua’s final six points, with four kills and one tip, before a thunderous block on Jenna Selby to put Piqua up two games. “That was huge,” Davis said. “Shelby really stepped See PIQUA/Page 16

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Grove goes low at GWOC Piqua senior cards 75 at Beechwood ARCANUM — Piqua senior Darrin Grove turned in a strong showing at the GWOC postseason tournament Thursday, shooting a 75 at Beechwood Golf Course. Grove shot a 38 on the front nine and came in with a 37 on the back nine to lead Piqua to a 10thplace finish. Grove finished sixth overall and earned firstteam All-GWOC North honors. Brandon Bercot was named honorable mention. “Darrin (Grove) played a great round,” Piqua coach Dave Williams said. “He was only three shots behind the medalist. That was one of his best rounds of the season.” Centerville, with all six golfers shooting 77 or better, won with a 294 total. Springboro was second with 315, while Beaver-



creek was third with 316. Vandalia-Butler led the GWOC North schools, shooting 334 to finish fifth. Sidney was eighth with 341, Piqua carded a 346 and Troy was 12th with 352. Other Piqua scores included Brad Anderson 87, Brandon Bercot 92, Colin Lavey 92, Cody Congdon 94, Kenton Kiser 94. Piqua will compete in the Springfield Division I sectional next week. The Indians will play at Reid Park North Wednesday. ANTHONY WEBER/OCM PHOTO Four teams and four inKenton Kiser watches a putt drop during the GWOC tournament Thursday. dividuals will advance.

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Reds have much of work to do Disappointing season comes to end


Devin Nesoraco could be one of the new faces in the Reds lineup next season.

another veteran? Rookie shortstop Zack Cozart played well after a midseason promotion, but needed reconstructive surgery on his left (nonthrowing) elbow after a collision at second base. The Reds also have to sort out the pitching staff and could be in the market to acquire a starter. They have to decide whether to move left-hander Aroldis Chapman back into a starter's role after a year and a half in the bullpen. There are money issues, too. Closer Francisco Cordero had a solid season with 37 saves. The Reds have an option to keep him, but it's pricey — $12 million. They also have a $12 million option on second baseman Brandon Phillips, who would like a long-term deal rather than the one-year commitment. "That's like if you rent a house for a year," Phillips said. "That's not going to work. I am very content with them picking up my option, if they do, but this is my career. I want an extension. I want to stay here for the rest of my career." There's a long to-do list. "It's definitely going to be an interesting offseason to watch," Arroyo said.


Piqua’s Shelby Vogler passes the ball against Troy Thursday night.

Piqua Continued from page 15 up at a critical time. That last block was a big one and it was against their big horse (Jenna Selby).” The third game was close, but Piqua could never get over the top and was forced to go to a fourth game. “I don’t know what it is,” Davis said. “It seemed like we just seemed to relax and you can’t do that.” And even when Piqua opened a 6-1 lead in the fourth game, Troy rallied and was leading 19-17 when Davis called a timeout. “I guess we just like to make it interesting,” Vogler said with a smile. Piqua would score eight of the final 11 points to put the game away. Vogler was able to did a serve off the net that led to a Reinke kill to star the

run. Vogler had two kills and Tasha Potts added one as Piqua took a 24-22 lead. After a Troy sideout to make it 24-23, Reinke finished it by drilling a kill down the line and setting off the wild celebration. “I think all of us were exhausted (playing for the third straight night),” Reinke said. “But, it was Troy and we knew how important this match was. It was just time to go home.” Vogler led the hitters with 18 kills, two blocks and nine digs; while Reinke had 10 kills and 10 digs. Davis had 35 assists and served two aces, while Bachman had 15 digs and two aces. Monroe added six kills, two blocks and two digs; while Potts had three kills and one block.

Macy Yount had three digs and Abby Berger added two. Piqua will be back in action Monday in the GWOC tournament and will find out who they host today when the seeding is done. “I think we should be seeded high,” Davis said. “This was a big week for us and the girls deserve it.” But, the celebrating wasn’t over until Davis entered the locker room — his players were waiting with silly string, which he still had evidence of as he left the lockerroom. “They sprayed it all over me,” he said. “But, that is alright. They were having a lot of fun in there.” After providing Reinke and Monroe with a Senior Night they won’t soon forget.

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CINCINNATI (AP) — Johnny Cueto came down with a bum shoulder. So did Homer Bailey. Bronson Arroyo was tested for something called valley fever and was diagnosed with mononucleosis instead. And that was only spring training. The hits kept coming for the Cincinnati Reds, who didn't make much of a stand while trying to defend their NL Central title. "If our year's been a road, it's been a foggy road," manager Dusty Baker said. "Waiting for the sun to burn it off, it never did." The fog rolled in shortly after the 91-win team was bumped from the playoffs, no-hit and swept by the Philadelphia Phillies. They spent more than $150 million in the offseason on contract extensions for Cueto, Arroyo, Joey Votto and Jay Bruce. The tried to patch over problems at shortstop and left field. General manager Walt Jocketty thought that by keeping the core of a playoff team intact, it would be set up for another title run. His biggest moves backfired, and the Reds finished in third place at 79-83 — their 10th losing season in the last 11 years. There are significant decisions coming off that 83-loss wake-up call. "This is going to be a strange offseason, I think," Arroyo said. "I don't think anyone in the clubhouse right here has any idea of the moves the front office wants to make. They have a lot on their plate and I don't know what direction they are going in. Are they are going to keep it young and keep the core guys and add a couple of pieces? Or will they make drastic trades and trade some of the prospects to acquire other guys?" In some ways, they're stuck in the same place as a year ago. Fresh off their first playoff appearance in 15 years, the Reds seemed flush with offense and young pitching. The problems areas were shortstop, left field and third base, where Scott Rolen was having problems with his back and neck. They replaced shortstop Orlando Cabrera with Edgar Renteria and let him share the job with Paul Janish. Both struggled mightily. They kept Jonny Gomes in left field and brought in Fred Lewis to share the spot, a move that backfired, too. Rolen's body gave out again — he played in only 65 games, batted .242, hit five homers and had shoulder surgery. As a result, the Reds took a giant step back at three of the eight everyday positions. That wasn't all. Votto followed his National League MVP season with another impressive one, leading the league in doubles, walks, on-base percentage and batting with runners in scoring position. Bruce had an up-and-down season, finishing with 32 homers and 97 RBIs and a .256 average. Drew Stubbs eventually lost his leadoff spot in the order because of his propensity to strike out and ended up fanning 205 times, most in the majors. The pitching was the biggest problem.

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Lehman Wins D-III Golf Sectional

Plenty of room for improvement Shurmur not satisfied with Browns 2-1 start BY JEFF SCHUDEL Willoughby Herald


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■ NFL Football

Benson awaits word on his suspension Bengals back will play against Buffalo Backup Bernard Scott has played sparingly, carrying only eight times during the first three games. The Bengals have given tryouts to free agent running backs Larry Johnson and Clinton Portis, but coach Marvin Lewis said on Wednesday those were scheduled before the team know of Benson's predicament. Lewis expects Benson to be available to play this week. "If we don't hear something generally by Tuesday, we're going to assume everything is going to go status quo," Lewis said. "Otherwise it puts you at a bit of a disadvantage. But we're prepared either way. We've been on this thing." The possibility that Benson and cornerback Adam "Pacman" Jones could be suspended has miffed their teammates. Offensive tackle Andrew Whitworth — the team's union representative — is upset that eight players are facing discipline for incidents that happened during the

NFL's lockout. Benson was a free agent during the lockout, when he was arrested on a misdemeanor assault charge in Texas. Benson served five days in a Texas jail before the start of the season to settle two misdemeanor assault cases from the past two years. "I feel it's unfair," Whitworth said Wednesday. "If I'd have been injured in the offseason during the lockout, they could cut me and have no repercussions for it. The NFL could say, 'You were injured and you weren't an employee of ours because there was a lockout.' By the same token, they want to punish guys and say you are an employee of the NFL during the lockout when it comes to discipline and so we can punish you. That doesn't make any sense. "I think we're going down muddy waters here. I'm either an employee of NFL or not. I don't condone their actions, I don't condone what they've done, but they weren't employed."

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BEREA — The Browns are 2-1 for the first time since 2002, back before the United States invaded Iraq, back when Colt McCoy was in junior high school and back when Pat Shurmur was in his first year as quarterback coach of the Philadelphia Eagles. Now in his first year as a head coach, Shurmur has been around too long to put out the message the Browns have arrived as the newest hot commodity in the NFL. Instead, he has a checklist detailing what the Browns must do to get better. The list is a long one. After beating the Colts, 27-19, Shurmur said “a boatload” of corrections had to be made. He amended that after beating the Dolphins, 17-16, Sunday to say there is “a freighter” load to correct. “From everything offensively to running the football, to protecting the quarterback, to the quarterback making the right decisions and throwing accurately, to guys getting open and making plays when they’re covered — all those things is what I’m referring to,” Shurmur said at his Monday press conference. “On defense — making sure we continue to challenge, tackling in the open field, being gap secure when they run the football … We work on them constantly. We need to keep doing it.” As much as anything, Shurmur wants better starts from the offense. The Browns have scored 35 points in the second period, six in the third and 20 in the fourth quarter. They have yet to score a



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Buck Eyes An inside look at Ohio State football WHERE ARE THEY NOW?


NAME: Justin Zwick HOMETOWN: Massillon OHIO STATE YEARS: 20032006 HIGHLIGHTS: Zwick’s high point was quarterbacking Ohio State to an Alamo Bowl win in 2004 after Troy Smith was suspended. He was a highly touted recruit after throwing for 10,500 yards in high school. He started the first six games in 2004 at quarterback before Smith became the starter. AFTER OSU: Zwick is a sales representative for Smith and Nephew Orthopaedics in Columbus.

1: How many Ohio Athletic Conference football titles did Ohio State win before joining the Big Ten? 2: What year did the annual Ohio State captains breakfast begin? 3: What year did the Ohio State band first play “Hang on Sloopy” during a football game?



“He’s an exciting guy. He can make something out of nothing.”

Bri’onte Dunn, a 2012 Ohio State verbal commitment, has kept in contact with Michigan and Penn State despite that commitment. But he has not said he is backing away from OSU. His cousin, Dymonte Thomas, a 2013 recruit as a safety, verbally committed to Michigan last week and says he will try to convince Dunn he would look good in maize and blue. Dwayne Stanford, a 2012 wide receiver recruit from Cincinnati Taft, has listed Ohio State, Alabama, LSU, Michigan and Cincinnati as his favorites. Derrick Green, a running back from Richmond (Va.) Hermitage, in the 2013 class, has offers from Ohio State, Penn State, Tennessee, Virginia, Virginia Tech and West Virginia.

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coach Mark Dantonio play when he was in college at South Carolina? 5: Who is the only Michigan State

player chosen No. 1 overall in the NFL draft? Answers: 1. Two; 2. 1934; 3. 1965; 4. Defensive back; 5. Bubba Smith, 1967

— Ohio State running back Jordan Hall talks about freshman quarterback Braxton Miller.

Michigan State at Ohio State, 3:30 Saturday, ABC QUARTERBACKS >


Braxton Miller (two touchdown passes, 83 yards rushing) was a definite upgrade at QB for Ohio State against a weak Colorado team last Saturday. Now he has to do it against a Michigan State team looking to repeat its Big Ten co-title of 2010 and get coach Mark Dantonio’s first win against OSU. Michigan State’s Kirk Cousins has completed 68 percent of his passes for 947 yards and five touchdowns this season and is a 65-percent career passer. He is a three-year starter and one of only two three-time captains in MSU football history. Advantage: Michigan State

Freshman Devin Smith (8 catches for 183 yards) has been impressive since his first game, something some other highly touted recent receivers at OSU never accomplished. Three of his eight catches have been for touchdowns, including two against Colorado. The search is still on for a consistent second receiver, though. B.J. Cunningham has caught more passes (168) than any receiver in Michigan State history and has a reception in 38 straight games. He has 29 catches for 428 yards and a touchdown this season. Keshawn Martin (14 catches, 132 yards, no TDs) is MSU’s No. 2 option. Advantage: Michigan State

< OFFENSIVE LINE Ohio State’s 226 yards rushing against Colorado was its second straight solid performance in the running game. The line’s ability to play well despite the absence of All-Big Ten tackle Mike Adams because of a five-game suspension might be one of the overlooked stories of the season so far. Injuries have left Michigan State scrambling on its offensive line. Guards Joel Foreman and Chris McDonald have combined for 51 starts, but the other three spots have been filled by players short on experience. In their only game that wasn’t against overmatched competition, the Spartans ran for 29 yards in a 31-13 loss to Notre Dame. Advantage: Ohio State

< DEFENSIVE LINE The absence of Nathan Williams the last two games because of arthroscopic knee surgery revealed John Simon’s versatility when he was used more as a pass rusher. Williams’ injury has also meant more playing time for redshirt freshman J.T. Moore. Jerel Worthy, a three-year starter, is the leader on the line for MSU. The Spartans rank first in the country in total defense (172.5 yards per game), but playing Youngstown State, Florida Atlantic and Central Michigan could have something to do with that. They will try to put Ohio State and Miller in third-and-long situations and rely on a Dantonio favorite, the blitz. Advantage: Ohio State

LINEBACKERS Returning starter Andrew Sweat could be spending more time on the field with young linebackers. Freshman Ryan Shazier has caught on in a hurry and was in on nearly 30 plays against Colorado. His playing time could increase, as could that of another freshman, Curtis Grant. For Michigan State, linebackers Max Bullough, Denicos Allen and Chris Norman are the team’s top three tacklers and Allen has a team-high five tackles for losses. Advantage: Even

JORDAN HALL The 5-foot-9, 195-pound senior running back from Jeannette, Pa. has been an explosive weapon since returning. In two games he has 171 yards rushing and has returned two kicks for 135 yards and three punts for 44 yards.

RUNNING BACKS > Jordan Hall has shown he is much more than Terrelle Pryor’s high school teammate the last two weeks since returning from a two-game suspension. He led OSU in rushing for a second straight week against Colorado with 84 yards on 18 carries and had kickoff returns of 90 and 45 yards. Le’Veon Bell (217 yards) and Edwin Baker (216 yards) share the rushing duties for Michigan State. Baker was a first-team All-Big Ten selection last season. Bell, from Groveport Madison High School, is one of 24 Spartans who come from Ohio. Advantage: Michigan State

BIG TEN STANDINGS Leaders Division Big Ten Overall W L W L Illinois 0 0 4 0 Wisconsin 0 0 4 0 Ohio State 0 0 3 1 Penn State 0 0 3 1 Purdue 0 0 2 1 Indiana 0 0 1 3 Legends Division Big Ten Overall W L W L Michigan 0 0 4 0 Nebraska 0 0 4 0 Iowa 0 0 3 1 Michigan State 0 0 3 1 Northwestern 0 0 2 1 Minnesota 0 0 1 3

WEEKEND SCHEDULE BIG TEN SATURDAY Michigan State at OHIO STATE, 3:30 p.m. Minnesota at Michigan, Noon Northwestern at Illinois, Noon Penn State at Indiana, Noon Nebraska at Wisconsin, 8 p.m. Notre Dame at Purdue, 8 p.m. TOP 25 Kentucky at LSU, 12:21 p.m. Boise State at Nevada, 2:30 p.m. Clemson at Virginia Tech, 6 p.m. Ball State at Oklahoma, 7 p.m. Alabama at Florida, 8 p.m. UCLA at Stanford, 10:30 p.m.

< DEFENSIVE BACKS This appears to be one of the deepest areas for the Buckeyes. Christian Bryant played his way into the starting lineup for the first time last week at safety and already has drawn comparisons to Jermale Hines, one of the standouts of last year’s defensive backfield. MSU’s Cousins will be their toughest challenge of the season so far, though. Isaiah Lewis, a first-year starter at safety, leads Michigan State with two interceptions, which ties him for the Big Ten lead. The other safety Trenton Robinson is in his third year as a starter and cornerback Johnny Adams has been in the lineup for two years. Advantage: Ohio State

SPECIAL TEAMS Whatever the problem was with kicker Drew Basil early in the season, he seems to have corrected it and has hit his last five field goal attempts. Jordan Hall’s kick returns add another dimension to OSU’s offense. MSU kicker Dan Conroy was almost automatic last season when he hit 14 of 15 field goal attempts. He has two misses already this season, both inside 30 yards. He is working with a new long snapper and new holder. Advantage: Even



Passing Yards Joe Bauserman ......................365 Braxton Miller.........................238 Rushing Yards Carlos Hyde ...........................263 Jordan Hall ........................... .171 Receiving Yards Devin Smith ...........................183 Jake Stoneburner .....................93 Field Goals Drew Basil..............................5/7 Punting Ben Buchanan.......................41.9 Tackles Andrew Sweat ..........................24 Etienne Sabino.........................19 Interceptions Four tied with 1

Sept. 3 ............................. Akron 42-0 Sept. 10 ....................... Toledo, 27-22 Sept. 17 ............ at Miami (Fla.), 6-24 Sept. 24 .................... Colorado 37-17 Oct. 1 ......................... Michigan State Oct. 8 ................. at Nebraska, 8 p.m. Oct. 15 ................................ at Illinois Oct. 29 .................. Wisconsin, 8 p.m. Nov. 5 .....................................Indiana Nov. 12............................... at Purdue Nov. 19............................. Penn State Nov. 26............................ at Michigan Content compiled by Jim Naveau and design by Ross Bishoff • The Lima News Copyright © 2011 The Lima News. Reproduction of any portion of this material is prohibited without express consent.

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Miller still learning on the job COLUMBUS — How much is too much? How often is too often? Freshman quarterback Braxton Miller brought some excitement to Ohio State’s offense in his first start last week against Colorado. But he also brought some fear because he ran the ball 17 times. If Miller, who missed several games in high school at Huber Heights Wayne because of injuries, runs that much every game, can he survive a whole season? Even his teammates have wondered the same thing, most notably when a tackler flipped him during a run in the first half against Colorado. “It was like a car wreck in slow motion,” offensive lineman Jack Mewhort said about watching that play. “I saw it out of the corner of my eye and was like, ‘Wow, he shouldn’t be doing that.’” What running quarterbacks should and should’t be doing is always open for debate. Even in their coaches’ minds. Earlier this week, Ohio State coach Luke Fickell said, “Obviously, we’ve got to be conscious of it. I’m not sure that’s the amount of times we’d like to have. But there are situations where he’s going to run. “What’s the perfect number? I don’t know,” he said. “Knowing when to take off, when to get down, when to go for the extra yardage, those are things you have to learn.” Judging by past Ohio State quarterbacks who could attack defenses with their feet, that lesson does come with experience. In Troy Smith’s first year as a starter in 2004, he averaged 14 rushes per game. By the next year, it was down to 12 rushes per game, and by 2006, he was running the ball an average of only six times a game. Terrelle Pryor’s fewest rushing attempts in a season came last year in his third year as a starter. That’s probably Miller’s future, too. Ohio State just needs to get him to that future in one piece.


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