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BY WILL E SANDERS Staff Writer PIQUA — Eight years ago, Larry Campbell, of Lawton, Okla., was sorting through the belongings of his deceased aunt who lived in Iowa when he came

across something that has tugged at his curiosity since: a Purple Heart Medal. Campbell, 77, who has an extensive military background himself, said he is now trying to fill in the blanks of the soldier who received the award and hopes to reunite it with the relatives of the

fallen soldier. The Purple Heart that Campbell has is engraved with the name James Eldon Sherwood of Piqua, a World War II soldier who died in the line of duty as the war drew to a close in the European theatre. Sherwood, 20, a private first class in the Army, died in Belgium on March 12, 1945, as a result of “shrapnel wounds,” according to historical documents

kept at the Piqua Public Library. “I am retired from the military so it interested me,” said Campbell, who served the Army from 1953-80 and retired as a SHERWOOD See Soldier’s family/Page 2

Levy Walk bringing message to voters

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School issue volunteers out in number today BY SUSAN HARTLEY Executive Editor

Business event planned Thursday The Piqua Area Chamber of Commerce will present the Regional Business Showcase on Thursday at Piqua High School. The free event will be from 4-7:30 p.m., with Michael Caruso giving the keynote presentation from 4-5 p.m., followed by the Exhibitors Showcase from 5-7:30 p.m.

Call delivery to change on holiday The Piqua Daily Call will be delivered by independent contractors Monday due to the post offices being closed for Columbus Day. The newspaper’s circulation Call Center will be open from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.

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PIQUA — Volunteers will be out and about today to offer Piqua residents the “Opportunity of a Lifetime.” This opportunity includes a chance to view a DVD that Piqua City School officials believe will help explain the need to participate in the Ohio School Facilities Commission’s offer to help fund three new school buildings in the city — two Pre-K-Grade 3 and one Grade 4-6 facilities. For the past 10 years, Piqua has been waiting on the list of Ohio schools to receive OSFC funding — but in order to participate in this program, local voters must pass a 4.93 mills bond issue on Nov. 8. The bond would ensure the local portion of the project — 53 percent of the estimated $54,880,540 cost. The state’s share would be 47 percent or $25,793,854 of the estimated cost. The estimated cost to owners of FOR PHOTO REPRINTS, GO TO WWW.DAILYCALL.COM MIKE ULLERY/STAFF PHOTO Hunter Gheen, 9, of Piqua, takes part in the Chin-Up Challenge while Pvt. Shelby Hoying of Sidney spots him at a home valued at $100,000 would Troy Memorial Stadium prior to the Piqua-Troy football game Friday night. The Indians fell to Troy 27-7. See Levy Walk/Page 2

Carity family March of Dimes Ambassadors Miami East FFA adviser and agricultural education instructor Marie Carity and her family, husband Brent with daughter Ruth Ann and son Cole, have been selected as the Miami County March of Dimes family ambassadors.


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husband Brent Carity of Minster. Born at 26 weeks MINSTER — Marie and four days, Ruth Ann Carity says the March of weighed 1 pound, 11.5 Dimes does as much for ounces and was 13.5 inches long. moms as it She was in does for he March of the neonatheir baDimes helps tal intenbies. Carity babies, but it sive care at and her also helps mommies. unit Miami Valf a m i l y ley Hospital know, as a —Marie Carity for the first result of 107 days of first-hand experience, the work of her life. On her release, Ruth Ann was accompathe March of Dimes. It was more than three nied by a monitor and oxyyears ago when they met gen, which she used for with the birth of first child Ruth Ann to Marie and See Carity/Page 3



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Bernadine C. Pitsenbarger TROY — Bernadine C. Pitsenbarger, 87, formerly of Piqua, died peacefully at 5 p . m . Thursd a y Oct. 6, 2011, at the home of h e r daughter in T r o y PITSENBARGER s u r rounded by family. She was born October 18, 1923 in Shelby County to the late Adrian and Lena (Simon) Treon. She married Roy F. Pitsenbarger March 16, 1943 at St. Mary Catholic Church of St. Petersburg, Florida; he preceded her in death September 13, 1985. Survivors include two sons, R. Frank Pitsenbarger, Mark (Terri) Pitsenbarger all of Troy; two daughters, Cheryl (Mike) Swearingin of Troy, Diane (Larry) Scott of Bellbrook; 12 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and two great-great grandchildren. Also surviving are a sister, Joan (James) Pilliod of New Port Richey, Fla.; brothers-in-law, V. Rex (Ruth) Pitsenbarger, Don Meyer and Dale Helman; sisters-in-law, Margaret Treon, Phyllis (Ted) Feragne, Velura Cowan and Lois Pitsenbarger;

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and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by three brothers, Paul Treon, Robert Treon and Ralph Treon. Mrs. Pitsenbarger attended St. Mary Catholic School and worked as a retail associate. She loved ballroom dancing with her devoted husband, Roy. She was an active member of St. Boniface Catholic Church. Her greatest joys in life were her faith and watching and enjoying her children and grandchildren. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. Boniface Catholic Church con-celebrated by the Rev. Fr. Angelo C. Caserta and the Rev. Fr. Martin Fox. Burial will follow at Miami Memorial Park, Covington. Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. Monday at the Jamieson & Yannucci Funeral Home where a prayer service will be held at 5 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Boniface Church Maintenance Fund, 310 S. Downing St., Piqua, OH 45356 or Fr. Caserta’s Tuition Assistance Education Fund, 310 S. Downing St., Piqua, OH 45356. Condolences to the family may also be expressed through

Levy Walk Continued from page 1 be $150.68 annually, or 41 cents per day. The Nov. 8 campaign committee, Citizens FOR Quality Piqua Schools (CFQPS) headed up by cochairs Frank Patrizio and Clayton Brown, along with many volunteers, has been busy getting the word out, said Supt. Rick Hanes. Today’s Levy Walk will allow volunteers to walk specific neighborhoods in Piqua and pass out the DVD, which highlights several reasons why school officials and board members approved the proposed plan to consolidate and build three new facilities. Many local personalities, as well as school teachers, staff and parents also are featured on the DVD presentation. “We’re trying to do the entire district, based on voter registration,” Hanes said of today’s Levy Walk.

Volunteers hope to greet residents at their front doors and give them a copy of the DVD, Hanes said. If no one answers and there is a spot that “we can leave it,” then volunteers will do so. It is hoped that the residents who receive the DVD will watch it, then pass it along to a friend, relative or co-worker who also is a Piqua resident, but might not have received one at their home. Information on the upcoming bond issue also is available at the campaign committee’s website,, which also features the DVD that is being passed out today, as well as other information concerning the bond issue campaign and upcoming election. Helping to organize today’s Levy Walk was High Street Principal Teresa Anderson.

Forest Hill Cemetery cleanup scheduled PIQUA — Forest Hill Cemetery will conduct its fall cleanup beginning Monday through Oct. 14. All summer decorations that families wish to save must be removed prior to Tuesday. All artificial flowers must be in a vase, hanging device or saddle. Additionally, no more than three items will be permitted at each grave site. No ground level wire decora-

tions will be permitted. Wreaths mounted on stands are permitted. The name of the deceased and the section number must be printed on the bottom of a saddle so identification may be made. Copies of the cemetery rules may be picked up at the cemetery office from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Liberty Group to meet Tuesday TROY — The Miami County Liberty Group will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Club 55, 845 W. Market St. Speaking on Issue 3 will be Ohioans for Healthcare Freedom Campaign manager, Jeff Longstreth. A question and answer session will follow his presentation and material will be available for distribution. Longstreth has been pro-

fessionally involved in political campaigns ranging from congressional to presidential since 1994. Longstreth worked as a legislative aide in the Ohio House of Representatives and served as executive director of Ohio Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse and the Ohio Housing Council. The public is welcome to attend Tuesday’s meeting.


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PIQUA — Robert A. Anderson, 76, passed away at 5:35 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2011, at Covington C a r e Center. H e w a s born in S t . Paris on July 2 9 , ANDERSON 1935, to the late Robert G. Anderson and Nora (Cotrell) Anderson. Robert is survived by his wife of 53 years, Shirley (Pearson) Anderson; five children, Roger and Melanie Anderson of Russells Point, Tony Anderson of Piqua, Rick and Tammy Anderson of Bellefontaine, Robin and Charles Dye of Piqua and Jeff and Lois Anderson of Sidney; 13 grandchildren, Niki Dye and Michael Miller, Heather, Patricia, Gina, Michael, Cody, Corie, Chelsea, Nate, Josh, Jamie and Jayde; and eight great-grandchildren. Robert also is survived by

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s e v e n brothers and sisters, Ruth Mohr, Joe Cain and Fay Seipel, all of Piqua, Dave and Pat Anderson of Eaton, Don and Janet Anderson of Columbus, Bill and Teresa Anderson of Piqua, Ben and Helen Anderson of Piqua and Larry and Bonnie Anderson of Elkhart, Ind.; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a brother-inlaw, Norm Seipel. He served in the Ohio National Guard and the U.S. Army. Robert enjoyed hunting and fishing with the kids. He and Shirley bowled for more than 25 years with a special couple, Larry and Carolyn Boze. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 16, at the Lockington New Beginning Church, 10288 Museum Trail, Piqua, with the Rev. Ed Ellis officiating. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Hospice of Miami County in Robert’s memory.

Lawrence ‘Larry’ Pearson TROY — Lawrence “Larry” Pearson, 90, of Troy, passed away at 7:04 a.m. Friday, Oct. 7, 2011, in Troy. He was born Jan. 24, 1921. in Tipp City, to the late Ray and Sylvia (Davidson) Pearson. His wife of 65 years of marriage, Edna Mae (Heffner) Pearson, survives. Other survivors include his daughter and son-inlaw, Kathy and Thomas Lutz of Troy; daughter-inlaw, Marcia Pearson of Troy; sister, Lucille Zimmerman of Anderson, Ind.; stepbrothers, Robert Loy of Arcanum and Richard Peters of Vandalia; three grandchildren, Carrie (Kevin) Glover, William (Ashley) Lutz and Ryan Lutz; and four greatgrandchildren, Victoria and P.J. Glover and Jackson and Charlotte Lutz. In addition to his parents, Larry was preceded in death by his son, Gary Pearson; sister, Betty Robbins; brothers, Paul Pearson and Don Peters; and stepmother, Goldie Pearson.

He was a U.S. Army Veteran of World War II having served in New Caledonia and a member of the Troy First Church of God, American Legion and Troy Fish & Game. Larry worked for Fenton’s Concrete Company and later retired from Brown Bridge Mills, Troy where he was a former member of the Quarter Century Club. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Baird Funeral Home, Troy, with Pastor Mike Calhoun and Pastor Paul Pearson officiating. Private interment will be in Maple Hill Cemetery, Tipp City. Friends may call from 68 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Troy First Church of God Building Fund, 924 Troy Urbana Road, Troy, OH 45373. Friends may express condolences to the family through

command sergeant major. Campbell said he didn’t really know what to do with the Purple Heart so he began investigating the solider it belonged to in hope the hope of returning the military award to the soldier’s living relatives. The Oklahoma man said he has no idea how his aunt was in possession of the award, but that his uncle served the Army.

wife Yolana of Dayton, Steve Bostick and wife Connie of Sidney, and Gregg Bostick and wife Jenell of Minneapolis, Minn.; five nephews and four nieces. Mrs. Hunt served as a former manager at Kroger for 20 years. She was a loving wife, devoted mother and a wonderful friend. Funeral services will be held Monday at 10:30 a.m. at Cromes Funeral Home, 302 S. Main Ave. Sidney, with Pastor Boyd Elliott officiating. Burial will follow at Shelby Memory Gardens in Sidney. The family will receive friends on Sunday from 15 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Wilson Hospice Care, in memory of Amy Michelle Hunt. Condolences may be expressed to the family at

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Stephen E. and Donna McMullen of Sidney, Paul B. McMullen of Piqua and, Patricia Sampson of Russia; eight grandchildren, Shannon McMullen, Brian Sampson, Julie and J.D. Noxon, Amber and James Dunlevy, Matthew and Amy McMullen, Chad McMullen, Ashley McMullen and Emily McMullen; eight great-grandchildren, Andrew, Sam, and Ben Noxon, Maddux, O’Neal, and Elliot Dunlevy, Brody and Hayden McMullen; brother and sister-in-law, Kevin E. and Betty McMullen of Hastings, Pa.; two sisters and brothersin-law, Eleanor G. and Paul Firment and Gertrude and Joseph Crago, all of Dayton; and numerous other relatives and friends. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Bradford, with the Rev. Fr. Jim and Deacon Simons Robert McMullen officiating. Interment will be in Miami Memorial Park Cemetery, Covington with Military Honors provided by the V.E.T.S. The family will receive friends 5-8 p.m. Monday at the Stocker-Fraley Funeral Home, Bradford. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Wilson Memorial Hospital Hospice. Condolences may be sent to the family at

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SIDNEY — Amy Michelle Hunt, 44, of 1261 Turner Drive, Sidney, passed away a t 12:30 p . m . Thursd a y , Oct. 6, 2011, at h e r home. HUNT She was born Aug. 11, 1967, in Sidney, the daughter of the late William and Ruby (Warwick) Bostick. On May 8, 1995, she married Jason D. Hunt, who survives along with two children, Aaron Arnett of Cincinnati and Elizabeth C. Hunt of Sidney; siblings, Ed Standridge Oct. 11, at his gravesite at and wife Karen of Wilmthe Forest Hill cemetery ington, Belinda Elworth of by the Carillon. We hope Dayton, Keith Bostick and many of you will be able to join us at that time and/or stop by Z’s between 3-6 COLUMBUS — Marcia p.m. Chip was a 1969 Piqua Ann Reed, 65, of Piqua graduate and son of Lloyd and Columbus, died Satand Betty Stanton. He urday, Sept. 24, 2011, at was a good student, ath- Riverside Methodist Hoslete (football, wrestling pital, Columbus. She was born Dec. 4, and track) and always the 1945, in Piqua, to the late life of the party. He is greatly missed by Nolan and Mary Johnson. Marcia is survived by family and friends. Gary and Craig Stanton one daughter, Rachel Reed of Columbus; one son, Derek (Alexandra) Redd of Piqua; three grandsons, Reed Jones of Columbus “Or maybe they just ac- and Michael and Gabriel quired it from somebody,” Switzer of Piqua; ex-husCampbell said. “I always band, Don Reed of Piqua; wondered how she got it and one sister, Mary Kay and I am sure there is a (George) Benkert of Hot story there, somewhere.” Springs, Ark. Campbell said he hopes Marcia graduated from relatives of Sherwood come Piqua Central High forward. School in 1963. She also “I am just the caretaker,” Campbell said of the Purple Heart. “I am trying to get it to somebody, a relative that might be interested in taking care of it.”

Memorial service for Chip Stanton As many of you know, our brother Chip Stanton passed away last September in Miami, Fla. His death was sudden and completely unexpected. He was cremated and we had a ceremony in Florida. We know he loved his hometown, Piqua, and the many friends he made here and we’re sure he would want his final resting place to be in Piqua. We will have a brief “Celebration of Life” ceremony at 2 p.m. Tuesday,

BRADFORD — Marcellus A. “Mac” McMullen, 88, of Bradford, passed away Thursday, Oct. 6, 2011, at Fairhaven Shelby County Home, Sidney. Mac was born in Hastings, Pa., on March 28, 1923, to the (late) Edwin G. and Ethel G. (Drass) McMullen. He was a U.S. Army veteran serving during World War II. He was retired from NCR with 32 years of service; worked for Dougherty Chrysler, Greenville for two years. He also worked at Piqua Memorial Hospital for 5 1/2 years and worked for Stocker-Fraley Funeral Home with 19 years of service. He was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Bradford and was former member of Men’s Holy Name Society. He was a member of AMVETS Post 66, Covington, life member of Greenville American Legion, former member of Bradford American Legion Post 643 and former member of Bradford Community Club. He enjoyed woodworking. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Theresa (Holtz) McMullen in 2002; and four brothers, George, John, Gerald and Eugene McMullen. Mac is survived by his five sons and one daughter, James A. McMullen of Maplewood, N.., Deacon Robert E. and Susan McMullen of Dover, Del., Daniel J. and Robin McMullen of Tipp City,

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In Brief Breast health and risk session TROY — Komen Greater Cincinnati Affiliate will be offering a session for women on breast health and preventing the risk of breast cancer at the Miami County YMCA’s Robinson Branch at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 19. The session will focus on understanding breast cancer and related risks, improving overall women’s health and resources for screening and early detection. Raffle items and informational handouts will also be offered as part of the session. For more information about the session or to sign up, contact Amy Weber, Community Health Programs Manager, at Komen Greater Cincinnati at 513671-9100, ext. 205 or

Holiday bazaar to be held PIQUA — A Learning Place in Piqua is hosting its Holiday Bazaar from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 19. Area crafters are encouraged to make reservations for rental space now. The craft area will accommodate up to 60-plus booths approximately 10x10-foot spaces. The cost is $40 for the day. This is the 10th year for the bazaar, which also will include chicken and noodles and pulled chicken sandwiches. A silent auction for gift baskets will be held as well as a raffle with prizes including a $500 savings bond, a 32-inch flat screen TV and a gas grill. To reserve a craft booth, call 773-6851 or email to A Learning Place Conference and Training Center is located at 201 R.M. Davis Parkway, Piqua.


Great weather for weekend A large area of high pressure continues to bring us warm days and cool nights. Look for lows to start out in the middle 50s but quickly rise into the lower 80s by the afternoon. Temperatures drop slightly by midweek and rain chances increase as well. High: 80 Low: 50.





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Pictured above are a couple of the soldiers in Iraq who received Girl Scout cookies donated by the Piqua community this past spring. Girl Scout Troop 30792 shipped the cookies, with the cost being paid by Midwest Maintenance. The soldiers sent a big thank you to the troop and the Piqua community for this service and said they especially enjoyed the decorating on the cases of cookies they received.

Last chance to visit Johnston Farm this year those who want a little longer time on the boat, we will travel the entire length of our section of canal. Of course passengers will be treated to canal stories and perhaps some music on both trips.” Throughout the day, a variety of activities will be available to visitors at both the Johnston Farmhouse and the Woodland Indian and Canal Museum. Musicians from the Dayton Dulcimer Society and Native American flute player Robert Behringer will be present and sharing their talents to help take visitors back to the music of a time past. A warm and inviting fire will be burning in the Sum-

mer Kitchen hearth and visitors are encouraged to BYOD or Bring Your Own (Hot) Dogs. Apple cider and condiments will be provided, and you bring the rest of the fixings for an afternoon cookout. “Fall is such a colorful time of year at the Johnston Farm we hope that visitors will take advantage of this last opportunity of the season to enjoy a day of fall activity,” Hite said. All of these activities are included in the regular site admission — $8/adults, $4/children 6-12 and free to Johnston Farm Friends, OHS Members, as well as children 5 and under. AAA and senior discounts also will be honored.

Breast Cancer Awareness Walk set Oct. 15 in Piqua

PIQUA — The Piqua Leisure Club will meet at 12 p.m.,Tuesday, Oct. 11, at the Eagle’s Lodge in Covington, located on State Route 36. Use the east side entrance. Following lunch, the speaker will be Linda Baker. Her topic is “Remembering Those Who Serve.” This is especially timely as Piqua’s Bravo Battery recently left for Afghanistan. Bring useful items to donate for soldiers’ comfort,such as Visine, lip balm, Wet Ones, body wash, and baby powder for their shoes, shampoo, or trail mix, beef jerky. Money also will be accepted to buy stamps for the soldiers. For information on Leisure club activities, call 778-0762 or 773-8868.


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PIQUA — Have you ever wondered what the Miami and Erie Canal looked like in the fall? On Saturday, Oct. 15, the staff and volunteers at the Johnston Farm & Indian Agency invite you to visit and see what our ancestors saw when they traveled by canal boat in the 1840s. Since the Johnston Farm & Indian Agency is not typically open at this time, this is a once a year opportunity, and a last chance for 2011 as well. “We will offer two canal boats that day,” said site manager Andy Hite. “At 1 p.m., the General Harrison Dettmer reunion of Piqua will leave the dock TROY — The 25th an- and head north to Lock 8 nual reunion of employees of and then return to the landthe former Dettmer Hospi- ing. Then at 2:30 p.m., for tal will be at 6 p.m. Oct. 25 in the dining room at Koester Pavilion. The dining room is to your left after you enter the main door. Dinner is $10, payable at the door. Participants can eat, reminisce and catch up PIQUA — For the secwith former co-workers, and are asked to bring photos, ond year in a row, Mainmemorabilia, memories and street Piqua is helping to highlight awareness of stories to share. Breast Cancer and raise a little money to help find a Concert date set PIQUA — Tickets for the cure for the dreaded dis“Home for the Holidays ease. On Saturday, Oct. 15, With The Bogarts” are now there will be a Breast available. The date of the concert is Cancer Awareness walk at Sunday, Nov. 27, with hors the Gazebo and everyone d’oeuvres at 7 p.m. and the in the community is inconcert starting at 8 p.m. vited to participate. RegisThe event will be held at the tration will begin at the Piqua Plaza in the 4th floor gazebo on High Street at 8:30 a.m. There is no fee to Ballroom. Tickets are $75, $60 and participate but walkers $50 and may be purchased are encouraged to make a at the chamber office, 326 N. donation at registration. All the proceeds from Main St. or by calling 773the event will go directly 2765. If purchased over the to the Stephanie Speelphone, you will have 24 man Fund at the James hours to come in, pick them Cancer Hospital at Ohio up and pay for them.Checks or cash only.

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State University. All walkers will receive a pink Breast Cancer Awareness bracelet. The Breast Cancer Awareness walk will start at the gazebo and proceed north on Main Street and then west onto Riverside Drive to the Riverside Drive access point. The participants will then walk the River’s Edge portion of the PATH to Lock 9 Park and back to the gazebo. The walk is approximately three miles. At the conclusion of the event Winans coffee and bottled water will be available. The Breast Cancer Awareness walk is chaired by Mainstreet Piqua Board chair Ruth A. Koon.

SIDNEY — John Lenhart, 66, of Jackson Center, w a s sworn in as interim Shelby County sheriff Friday morning to replace D e a n LENHART Kimpel, who has been charged with several felony offenses and who has stepped aside. After taking the oath, the new sheriff said he intends to rebuild bridges of trust within the office and with other law enforce-

ment officials across the county. Lenhart was named sheriff by the Shelby County Commissioners early Friday morning during an emergency meeting. He was immediately sworn in by Shelby County Prosecutor Ralph Bauer. The Shelby County Republican Party will now act to appoint an interim sheriff, since Kimpel is a Republican. While they can appoint another candidate, it is widely expected they will also name Lenhart. The commissioners appointed Lenhart, who had previously announced he would seek the GOP nomination for that office in the spring primary election, but also considered

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Carity Continued from page 1 another six months. Today, Ruth Ann is a busy little girl. “Everything is fine,” Marie Carity said. “Although Ruth was born really little and born early, you would not know that at all.” After a second pregnancy ended in miscarriage for Marie, blood tests showed she was positive for a Factor V blood clotting issue. In a third pregnancy, Marie followed recommendations of her doctor and the March of Dimes, taking daily shots, calcium and low dose aspirin. Information used by the doctors was the result of research conducted by the March of Dimes, Carity said. The Caritys’ son, Cole, was born full-term healthy in August 2010. “The March of Dimes helps babies, but it also helps mommies. To have a healthy baby you have to have a healthy mommy,” said Marie Carity, the agricultural education instructor/FFA adviser at Miami East High School in

“Our goal is to help raise awareness of the issue of breast cancer,” Koon said. “We all know women who have been impacted by breast cancer and this is a great way to show our support to those women who are suffering with this terrible disease. Last year we were able to make a $600 donation to James Hospital and we hope to do just as well this year.” The Breast Cancer Awareness walk will occur rain or shine. For more information, call Mainstreet Piqua at 773-9355. The Mainstreet Piqua TROY — Area families Breast Cancer Awareness have a way to kick off the walk is sponsored by Ben and Louise Scott and fam- fall season with a local park this month. Lost ily. Creek Reserve 2645 E. State Route 41, is the setting for the Miami County Park District’s Fall Farm Fest. The event will be Anna Police Chief Scott today and Sunday and is Evans, a Democrat, who the third year for the festihad also expressed interval. est in the position. Both Last year more than men were present at the 9,000 people attended the meeting. Commissioner Jack two day event. “We anticipate an even Toomey nominated bigger turnout this year Lenhart, noting his extensive background in law en- due to increased awareforcement, and it was ness and additional music seconded by Commis- programming,” Jerry Elsioner Julie Ehemann. dred the executive director The vote was unanimous. of the Miami County Park Following the swearing- District said. “Events like the Fall in, Lenhart said, “I’m honored again to serve as Farm Fest add to the exsheriff. It’s good to be ceptional quality of life in home.” Lenhart said he is the Miami Valley. Thanks “looking forward to work- to the support of generous ing with the men and sponsors and our levy, we women” at the sheriff ’s of- are able to offer this famfice. ily friendly event to the “I want to work with the public free of charge,” Elpolice chiefs … start dred said. building some bridges of The festival offers trust,” he said. music, food, hayrides, a

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Casstown. Husband Brent works at Precision Strip in Minster. The Carity family this year is serving as the Miami County March of Dimes Ambassador Family. Marie’s sister has helped with March of Dimes fundraising activities for a number of years. The organization’s activities include the annual Miami County Signature Chefs Auction. Marie’s FFA students from Miami East will help with the fundraiser, supporting the March of Dimes as they have supported her, Marie Carity said. She credited family, friends and the March of Dimes for helping the Carity family thrive and grow. “I feel so blessed,” she said. The Miami County Signature Chefs Auction will be held Thursday, Nov. 3, at the Troy Country Club. Primary sponsors include Aircrafters, Inc.; Hobart; Traulsen; and Upper Valley Medical Center. For reservations and/or further information, call (937) 294-3330 or email

Miami County parks host Fall Farm Fest scarecrow contest, children’s games, children’s pluck and strum music corner, demonstrations, vendors, display booths, farm animals, kiddie tractor pulls, a pumpkin patch, children’s crafts and more. This year the music portion of the festival has grown to include headliner bands Joe Mullins and the Radio Ramblers and NewFound Road. NewFound Road will be performing at 3:45 p.m. today and Joe Mullins and the Radio Ramblers will be wrapping up the festival at 3:45 p.m. Sunday. There will also be 10 local and regional bands performing bluegrass/American acoustic/folk music over the course of the weekend. “We are so excited to have these nationally known bluegrass bands at our festival this year,” Eldred said. The concerts are free to the public. Guests are encouraged to bring a lawn chair because of limited seating.


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It’s time to get out of Middle East s we begin this last quarter of 2011, our country marks another somber milestone, the 10th anniversary of our war in Afghanistan. For our troops it will be business as usual, for our military personnel are operating as they have for the past two-and-a-half centuries. They fight whomever they are told to fight, and they do so in a manner which does credit to themselves and to our country. As we mark this anniversary, it is time to step back and take a look at what we have gained. No doubt, our world is safer now than 10 years ago, at least from some aspects. I am bothered by the stories I see, and read, about the Afghan people. My take is that they really do not want us there in the first place. This seems to be not much different than the war the Russians fought on that same ground. I see shades of Vietnam. The French fought, and lost, their war in Vietnam some years before we arrived on the scene. We are in danger of allowing history to repeat itself. The war in Afghanistan runs the same risk as Vietnam. The minute that American troops cease to be in the front lines, taking an active part in the fightMIKE ULLERY ing, the Afghan army Chief Photographer will fold and war lords will again seize control of the ground that our troops fought, and died, to win. We will, once again, have spent more than a decade fighting and dying for … nothing. Yes, we are fighting for human rights, too. No one wants to see the brutality that goes on in many other areas of the world. The question becomes, “Is it really any of our business?” America has, since the post-Civil War era, considered itself the watchdog of the world. The problem seems to be though, that we think that our ways are always the best. This trait was not formed in America, it was brought across the seas from our European forefathers, but once on American soil, we sure perfected it. Look at our ancestors’ attitude toward the American Indian tribes. Rather than even attempt to live with them, we just decided force them to live by our rules, in the tiny corners of the country that we were “kind” enough to grant to them. What gave us the right then? There were more of us and we were better armed. But, were we better people for it? Along the way, we also fought for some legitimate and noble causes, primarily in the two World Wars. By and large, though, the majority of our wars have had serious political undercurrents. Afghanistan is no different. One has only to look at President Obama’s timeline for troop withdrawal. Do you think it coincidence that the bulk of American troops are scheduled to come home two months before the 2012 presidential elections? It is not just Obama. Politicians have been using our military as pawns for years. Our political leaders’ single biggest mistake in wars is in not fighting to win. Sure, there are political implications with bringing in additional troops or taking a certain piece of ground. But we owe it to our troops to fight to win, rather than feeding them piece-meal into a grinder. During the Korean War, General Douglas MacArthur said, “There is no substitute for victory.” This American hero and Medal of Honor holder was relieved of duty shortly thereafter. The American political machine did not listen then and they still are not listening. It is time for America to get out of the Middle East. It is time for Americans to live and let live. We must stop trying to force our way of life on others. I wonder if it ever occurred to our leaders that “they” would leave us alone if we would only leave “them” alone.

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A look back at Ellis’ no-hitter with no brain A

mark in baseball hiss Major League tory and surely not one Baseball enters to be repeated. another post-seaBack to the game in son this October, I am question. Ellis falsely reminded of the many believed he had the day noteworthy achieveoff and decided to visit ments in the annals of with friends in Los AnAmerica’s favorite pasgeles to recklessly abuse time. The accomplishdrugs the night before. ments of but a small WILL E SANDERS When he woke up on smattering of sluggers the morning of the notoand ball-hurlers come to Staff Writer rious game, Ellis took a mind. There is the “Shot few more hits of LSD. Heard Around the World,” Babe Ruth pointing to center- Generally speaking, it is never a good field, Hank Aaron knocking out his 715th idea to drop acid as it will make even homer … and who can forget Barry common tasks incredibly difficult and Bonds’ steroid-induced romp through terribly frightening. It was around this time that Ellis read Major League Baseball just a few years a sports story in the newspaper and back? But to me, the greatest moment in learned that the starting pitcher in the baseball — in fact, in all of sport — tran- Pirates and Padres game that day was spired like a freak accident on June 12, some dude named — get a load of this — 1970, in San Diego. It was a day that Dock Ellis. So Ellis sorta thought, “Hey, I think would live on in infamy, when Pirates pitcher Dock Ellis threw a no-hitter I’m named Dock Ellis.” One rushed, trippy shuttle plane ride against the Padres — on acid. Yes, a no-hitter. Yes, on acid. Seriously, later Ellis touched down in San Diego, or try wrapping your head around that. as he probably thought, Candy Land. In an interview with some snob with Don’t worry, either; it’s a true story. You The New York Times, Ellis would later recan trust me. I’m a journalist. First of all, pitching a no-hitter is an count that he remembered only bits and achievement that to me exemplifies pieces of the game. He hit several batters sporting accomplishment — that and and walked many others. The bases were staying awake for an entire baseball loaded on more than one occasion. Sometimes, the baseball was small; other game. Second, imagine how hard it is to times, it was huge. Sometimes, he saw throw a no-no in baseball. Now, multiply the catcher; other times, he didn’t. His that by a thousand when you throw LSD chewing gum turned to powder. Through it all, Ellis never gave up a into the mix. Better yet, imagine being under the effects of acid, and then think single hit, even though he ingested several hits of acid. of throwing a no-hitter. And now, for the best quote in the hisHeck, if I dropped LSD I don’t think I would make it past the parking lot. They tory of the national sporting press. Ellis stated: “I started having a crazy would find my sitting next to some Volkswagen having a good heart-to-heart idea in the fourth inning that Richard with a muffler as I licked the tires. It Nixon was the home plate umpire, and would only be a matter of time before the once, I thought I was pitching a baseball police, dressed as Michelin Men, would to Jimi Hendrix, who to me was holding a guitar and swinging it over the plate.” come and arrest me. So you can keep Carlton Fisk waving But Ellis was never a stranger to strange events and was a minority his home-run ball fair and cementing his pitcher well-accustomed to stickball ex- status as a baseball immortal, or Pete Rose’s hit record — let him into the hall ploits. As I recall, he was Maced by a security of fame already. Because if you ask me, guard at Cincinnati’s Riverfront Sta- the best triumph of modern-day sports dium in ‘72. The real coup de grace came will always remind me of the fateful day two years later when, in retaliation for Dock Ellis pitched his acid-trip no-hitter. With Nixon umping home plate and the pepper-spray incident, Ellis intentionally hit three players to start off the Hendrix pointing to centerfield. game against the Reds, walked a fourth To contact Will E Sanders, visit his (only because the batter narrowly avoided several bean balls), and then website at, or send him aimed his next two pitches at Johnny an email at To Mike Ullery is the Chief Photographer of the Piqua Bench’s cranium before Ellis was pulled find out more about Will E Sanders and Daily Call. The opinions expressed are those of the writer from the game. read features by other Creators Syndicate and do not necessarily reflect those of the Piqua Daily Call. writers and cartoonists, visit the Creators AD FEEDBACK In my opinion, that’s a grand bench- Syndicate website at

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To the Editor: The opportunity is here for the citizens of Piqua to take advantage of state funding to pay for 47 percent of the cost to build three new school buildings for our students — for the future of our community. What better investment than our youth. With the need for upgraded technology in today’s world, the need to be very energy-efficient minded and the need to be fiscally responsible in spending costs, it is very evident that new buildings would help in all of these areas. Current buildings do not allow teachers to maximize technology for today’s needs and those for tomorrow. The district has taken many steps to improve energy efficiency, but the bottom line is that a new structure would maximize that energy usage and cut down on costs. Putting more money into current buildings would still not solve those problems. Administration and staff have made cuts in many areas to save money and to exercise financial efficiency. There is a limit as to how much can be done to reduce costs and still maintain quality for our staff and students at an efficient cost. Replacing older equipment and repairing problem areas in our current K-6 buildings is like applying a band-aide to fix it. It will work for awhile but then something else needs to be fixed. Two new buildings to house K-3 and a new 4-6 building will further consolidate staff and allow for more teamwork at each grade level. New technology to meet the needs of today and tomorrow will be available and better prepare our students for their future. By using the site of the former Piqua Memorial Hospital for the proposed 4-6 building, the community will use space that has been an eyesore in our city for many years. What a great way to convert an area into a public facility which will service not only our students but the community. We strongly encourage voters to vote “yes” for the bond issue and the tax levy for Piqua City Schools. Those that have come before us supported schools for us. It’s our turn to support our schools for the children of today and tomorrow. Please join us in voting yes on Nov. 8. —Gary and Gretchen Roeth Piqua




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child will always be your in-laws’ first grandchild. Regardless of how far or how fast Amanda moves out, her child will have a place in their hearts and their lives. Having had their grandchild living in their home for this period of time has intensified the bond. Please consider carefully how this will affect you before you marry DEAR NODDING this man, because feeling OFF: Do it by telling your as you do, it may be a difchatterbox girlfriend in ficult adjustment. the bright light of day DEAR ABBY: In our what time your bedtime is. Tell her that if she house we have a simple wants to have long con- dress code. We ban the versations in the evening, “three B’s.” If your cloththat’s fine with you — but ing shows your butt, your she needs to respect what boobs or your belly, you your bedtime is. As that may not wear it. I just time approaches, remind don’t think it’s healthy for Mindy by saying, “I’m giv- my teenage sons (or my ing you five more minutes, older son and husband) to then I’m hanging up the have that in their faces as we eat dinner. phone.” Then do it. Is there a tactful way to DEAR ABBY: My fi- approach the kids’ friends ance’s ex-girlfriend — who are welcome at all “Amanda” has been living times, but sometimes with his parents for more show up with their boobs than three years. I feel hanging out? — COVERING UP IN cheated out of the opporNEW HAMPSHIRE tunity to have a daughterlike relationship with my DEAR COVERING fiance’s parents. I want UP: Yes. If someone comes her to move out. I have discussed this to the table suffering from with my fiance, and he overexposure, take the girl talked to his mother and aside and tell her that in told her that we’re getting your house you “dress” for married and it’s time for dinner. Then offer her a Amanda to leave. Amanda garment to cover up with. also agrees it’s time for DEAR ABBY: I am her to move, but my future mother-in-law doesn’t. I writing you with an etidon’t think she wants to quette question. If a let go of Amanda and her neighbor is displaying a grandson. It’s like card, such as a get-well or Amanda is her daughter. thank-you card, is it OK to I don’t like the situa- pick it up and read it? — JUST WONDERtion. It’s not normal, and I don’t know what to do. ING IN SPRINGBORO, OHIO Should I confront his mother or just stay quiet? DEAR JUST WONI want to feel like I’m the daughter-in-law, not DERING: No, not without first asking permission. To Amanda! Please help. — CHEATED IN do otherwise could be conHOLLAND, MICH. sidered rude or even nosy. DEAR CHEATED: I see nothing positive to be gained from a confrontation. Once you and your fiance are married, you WILL be the only daughter-in-law. However, you will have to accept that Amanda’s

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placed on the street. “Somebody insisted Shakespeare should have a star,” Martinez adds. Typically, the Walk’s committee annually selects 20 to 24 new honorees, who must then pay a $30,000 sponsorship fee. This covers the cost of constructing the three-foot-wide stars as well as the cost of the ceremony. A portion of this money also goes to the Walk’s trust fund for continued maintenance. Of course, the honorees themselves rarely foot the bill. Recipients have five years to schedule their ceremony. Most celebrities time the event to coincide with a promotional opportunity. “Stars like to make it a big deal,” Hollywood Chamber of Commerce president Leron Gubler says. “That’s the way they are. They get a little more bang for their buck out

LOS ANGELES — Engelbert Humperdink has one. Clint Eastwood does not. John, George and Ringo — yes. Paul McCartney? Not yet. And George Clooney would be in the club if only someone could convince him to show up for the ceremony. When it comes to receiving a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, the sidewalk tourist attraction that encompasses 15 blocks of Hollywood Boulevard and three blocks of intersecting Vine Street, it’s not so much who you know, but whether you’re willing to play by the rules. For starters, someone in the celebrity’s camp must first fill out an application form that includes the star’s signed promise that they “We’ve had applications will attend the cerefrom Santa Claus and the mony. No pledge? No duck that represents an inceremony. Which is surance company on comwhy Eastwood, Julia Roberts and mercials,” aren’t Clooney — Walk of Fame producer among the 2,450 Ana Martinez honorees lining Hollywood’s sidewalks. A fivemember of it when they time it committee right.” meets annuThus, September’s ally in June to star recipients Neil consider some Patrick Har250 to 300 applir i s cants from five cateand gories of the Jon entertainment industry — film, C r y e r television, scheduled their m u s i c , ceremonies to coincide broadcast with the fall premieres radio and of their long-running theater, a television series, “How I category added in Met Your Mother” and 1984. “Two and a Half Men,” As you might imagine, some of respectively. The shows’ the candidates possess light reproduction companies sumes. Others wouldn’t be able to each paid the $30,000 fee. show up for obvious reasons. Rock star Melissa Etheridge, a “We’ve had applications from recent honoree, saw her star unSanta Claus and the duck that rep- veiled in front of the Hard Rock resents an insurance company on Café, which, not coincidentally, paid commercials,” says Walk of Fame her bill. producer Ana Martinez, who atEtheridge used the ceremony tends the voting meeting and de- both to thank her fans and launch cides where the stars are eventually Hard Rock’s Pinktober breast can-

was forcing in the partnership’s methods and asked Radin to further describe her hand. After South’s three-club response, North leaped to the notrump slam. Radin won the opening club lead with dummy’s king and cashed the K-Q of hearts. She then crossed to her hand with a club and played the A-J of hearts, discarding a spade and a diamond from dummy as East discarded two diamonds. The This deal occurred in queen of clubs was then the Life Master Pairs a cashed, producing this pofew years ago. North- sition: South were former world women’s team champions Kathie Wei and Judi Radin, who reached six notrump on the bidding shown. Radin then put on a fine display of cardreading to bring in the slam. When South next Wei’s two-notrump bid, played the jack of clubs, after employing Stayman, West and dummy dis-

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carded spades. East was also forced to part with a spade in order to guard diamonds. At this point, Radin knew that East had started with three clubs and only two hearts, which meant that the majority of East’s original hand was comprised of spades and diamonds. Furthermore, East had made two diamond discards when the A-J of hearts were cashed, increasing the likelihood that East had started with at least five diamonds. Reading the situation perfectly, Radin cashed the A-K of spades and then led a diamond to the

nine. East won but had to return a diamond from the K-6 into dummy’s AQ, and the slam was home.

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cer awareness campaign. Etheridge, 50, was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2004 and has been a spokesperson for the event for the past six years. “It’s forever,” Etheridge says of her star, following a morning ceremony attended by an estimated 500 people, including many fans who traveled on their own dime from across the country to be at the event. “We’ve been playing this fame game for 100 years here in this city of dreams,” Etheridge adds, noting she came to the Walk of Fame when she visited Los Angeles as a teenager. At 51, the Walk of Fame is roughly half of Hollywood’s age, and many of its stars are in need of a little cosmetic surgery. Tree roots along Vine Street have caused the stars’ black and pink terrazzo concrete to crumble. Heat and foot traffic are factors, too, contributing to the buckling of the stars’ brass name lettering, borders and emblems. The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce initiated a restoration project in 2008, grading each of the walk’s stars. Nearly 800 were targeted to be repaired or replaced. Raising the $4.2 million needed to complete the project hasn’t been easy. Corporate sponsors have donated about half the total, to go along with money from private donors and a portion of the proceeds from the star ceremonies. Though still short of the goal, Gruber says he hopes work can begin next year. “We don’t have the money to do the whole walk,” Gruber says. “We’ll start with the worst sections and go from there.” Redevelopment, including the Hollywood and Highland complex and its Kodak Theatre, the permanent home of the Academy Awards, have bolstered the fortunes of the walk’s west end in the past decade. The Walk of Fame, along with the famous movie star footprints at Grauman’s Chinese Theatre, remain popular attractions for tourists visiting Los Angeles. “They’re iconic places that still resonate with people, though what’s in the imagination probably doesn’t align with the reality,” says USC professor Leo Braudy, whose book “The Hollywood Sign” covers another area landmark. “It’s a way for people to connect with their favorite celebrities,” Braudy continues, “though if you really want to meet one, you’d have a lot more luck going to the nearest supermarket.”


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DEAR ABBY: I have been dating “Mindy” for a little more than a year, and mostly we get along. The one thing that is not working is Mindy likes to have long talks on the phone, usually very late into the night. When I get sleepy and tell her I’m going to bed, she either gets upset, ignores me and continues talking, or tries to guilt me into staying up later to talk. I resent it. I have tried discussing it with her, but she doesn’t seem to get it. How can I get across to Mindy that I’d like to go to bed without a fight? — NODDING OFF IN BELMONT, CALIF.



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Wedding Williams, Woodward unite M. Angela Williams of Fletcher and Lucas A. Woodward of Hilliard, were married July 23, 2011, at Fletcher United M e t h o d i s t Church. The Rev. Marilyn Hardman officiated the 4:30 p.m. ceremony. The bride is the daughter of the Rev. and Mrs. Gary L. Williams of Fletcher. Dr. and Mrs. Mr. and Mrs. Woodward Timothy Woodward of Maplewood are bachelor of science in parents of the bride- early childhood education from Urbana University. groom. The bridegroom is curThe bride was escorted by her parents. She wore rently a student at The an ivory halter gown with Ohio State University. He a beaded, dropped waist- also is currently a memline, featuring rouching ber of the Ohio Army Naacross the bodice. She tional Guard and is carried a bouquet of hy- deployed to Afghanistan drangea and blue del- with Piqua’s Bravo Batphinium with accents of tery 1-134-FA. A reception will be greenery. Serving as the matron held when the groom reof honor was Libby Losey. turns from deployment in Kyle Woodward served as Afghanistan. The couple enjoyed a the best man, with Matt trip to Lawson and Jeremiah wedding Louisville, Ky. They reSmith as ushers. The bride earned a side in Hilliard.

Celebrate with Piqua Daily Call Engagement, wedding, birth, anniversary and military announcements can be e-mailed to or dropped off or mailed to the Piqua Daily Call at 310 Spring St. Please provide a good quality photo.

Anniversary Covington couple celebrate and Chuck Dorothy (Moder) Jacobs of Covington, are celebrating their 50 wedding anniversary. They were married Oct. 21, 1961, at St. Johns L u t h e r a n Church, Piqua by L.C. Florstedt The couple have one daughter, Pam and Randy Schwable and four sons, Paul and Kim Jacobs, Mike and Wedding day, 1961 Kim Jacobs, Charlie and Chris Jacobs and Dan and Jennifer Jacobs. They have 15 grandchildren. He retired from Dayton Power and Light in May 1996. A celebration will be held Oct. 22 at Lockington Firehouse.

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hayride, live music with renowned musician Jim McCutcheon and a singalong with Overfield teacher, Carla Briggs. The Overfield Cafe will offer lunch, snacks and treats for kids and adult and an all-day raffle will be held with hundreds of prizes for boys and girls, kids and adults, including a trip to the fabulous Greenbrier Resort, two sideline level tickets for


Elliott and Ashley Goff of Columbus announce the birth of a d a u g h t e r, S o p h i a Michelle Goff, born Aug. 8. 2011, at Riverside Methodist Sophia Michelle Goff Hospital. S o p h i a weighed 7 pounds 8 paternal grandparents. Great-grandparents inounces and was 19 inches in length at her 5:57 p.m. clude Bob and Bette Elders of Piqua, Mary Jean birth. Maternal grandparents Rush of Piqua, Dave and are Jeff and Kim Butts of the late Ethel Noble of Piqua. Jim and Sharon Troy and Dwight and BilGoff of Lebanon are the lie Goff of Englewood.

Program hosts Fall Festival today TROY — Overfield Early Childhood Program, 171 S. Ridge, Troy, is hosting its 10th annual Fall Festival for Young Children at the OECP school grounds featuring many unique activities — including games like the treasure hunt and crafts at the “Overfield Workshop,” from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday. Also planned are pony rides, a tractor-pulled

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the Cincinnati Bengals vs Pittsburgh Steelers game on Nov. 13, an American Girl doll, spa packages, Kings Island season passes, children’s bicycles, museum memberships, original artwork, toys, games and dozens of gift certificates to local restaurants and shops. Admission is free. For more information, call OECP at 339-5111.

Robert Charles and Linda Lee (Bodey) Heber of Sidney, are celebrating their 50th anniversary. They were married Oct. 8, 1961, at Springcreek Baptist Church. They are the parents of four children, Charles and Karen Heber, Diana Heber, Patrick Heber and Michael and Darlene Heber. The also have four grandchildren and three Robert and Linda Heber great-grandchildren. The couple met as they their honor at 2833 State were both serving in the Route 66, Houston. U.S. Air Force in Omaha, Neb. He is originally from Pittsburgh, Pa. and she is from Piqua. She retired from Kroger in Piqua and he retired from Piqua Engineering. A reception is planned for noon to 5 p.m. today in

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As you have always been there for me and my family, we too will be there for you for all of your days! 1 Timothy 5:8, “But if anyone does not provide for his relatives, and especially for members of his household, he has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever.”

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Menus PIQUA CITY SCHOOLS: Monday — Chicken patty, seasoned curlies, buttered carrots, fruit turnover and milk. Tuesday — Turkey and noodles, mashed potatoes, green beans, pumpkin custard and milk. Wednesday — General Tso’s chicken, fried rice, corn, mandarin oranges, fortune cookie and milk. Thursday — Grilled cheese, tomato soup, tater tots, apricots and milk. Friday — No school.

PIQUA CATHOLIC: Monday — Meatball sub, green beans, choice of fruit and milk. Tuesday — Popcorn chicken, corn dinner roll, choice of fruit and milk.

Wednesday — Breakfast pizza, hash browns, juice cup, nutrition bar and milk. Thursday — Walking tacos, peas, choice of fruit, graham crackers and milk. Friday — Fish sticks, mixed vegetables, butter bread, choice of fruit and milk.

milk. Thursday — Chicken and noodles or chicken nuggets, mashed potatoes, pumpkin custard, multigrain roll and milk. Friday — No school.


Monday — Seasoned baked fish or hamburger, whole grain brown or wild rice, California blend, assorted fruit, multi-grain bun or roll and milk. Tuesday — Taco salad or chicken fajita, lettuce, tomato, salsa refried beans, assorted fruit and milk. Wednesday — Pizza or quesadilla, fresh broccoli and dip, assorted fruit and

Monday — Hamburger, cheese slice, potato wedges, pears and milk. Tuesday — Baked chicken nuggets, broccoli with cheese, pineapple, Goldfish crackers and milk. Wednesday — Walking taco, cheese cup, refried beans, applesauce and milk. Thursday — Stuffed crust pizza, green beans, peaches and milk. Friday — Chicken patty sandwich, corn, mixed fruit and milk.

Tiffany Beth Williams, 32, of same address. Christopher Michael Scott, 33, of 10 N. Main St., Casstown to Nicole Diane Batner, 29, of same address. Nolan Adam Buck, 21, of 200 Maryville Lane, Piqua to Nicole Lynn Crabtree, 22, of 928 Barnhart Road, Troy. Gregory Leland Raines, 23, of 2172 McKaig Road, Troy to Lesli Abra McCuiston, 22, of 76 Black Oak Drive, West Milton. Kyle Taylor Matheny, 22, of 5070 Clark Station Road, Greenville to Amanda Elizabeth Jackson, 21, of 4485 W. Monroe Concord Road, Troy. Dustin Allen Hatfield, 19, of 403 Coventree Place, Fairborn to Betty Roseamay Knipp, 24, of 214 Walnut St., Tipp City. Erik Brent Luckenbill, 27, of 161 W. Front St., West Milton to Kira Ann Swearingen, 27, of same address. Brandon Tyler Snow, 30, of 615 Willow Point Court, Troy to Michelle Dawn Hertz, 31, of same address. Walter Slaughter, 83, 514 N. Main St., Piqua to Melinda Joyce McCary, 48,

of same address. Stephen Mark Gibson, 25, of 488 Maplestone Lane, Centerville to Alyssa Marie Zimmerman, 24, of 1544 Barnhart Road, Troy. Donne Lee Steele, 63, of 4656 S. Rangeline Road, West Milton to Vickie Ann Leistner, 52, of same address. Brian James Copeland, 23, of 1559 Old Staunton Road, Troy to Lindsey Marie Noffsinger, 23, of 414 North Main, Covington. Anthony Duane Hounshell, 38, of 403 Garnsey St., Piqua to Sandra Kaye Moore, 35, of 12568 Highway 1812 N, Vancleve, Ky. Eric Scott Gertsen, 27, of 1412 Saratoga Drive, Troy to Michelle Leigh Jones, 27, of same address. Todd Elwood Fielder, 45, of 418 W. Greene St., Piqua to Theresa Lynn Garretson, 40, of same address. Dustin Lee Miller, 33, of 635 Geiserman Road, Piqua to Amanda Mae Roach, 32, of same address. Edward Jacob Wise, 22, of 301 College St., Covington to Elizabeth Anne Hart, 27, of same address. James Robert Thompson,


BRADFORD SCHOOL: beans, sidekick and milk.

Tuesday — Hot dog with coney sauce, baked beans, diced peaches and milk. Wednesday — Two tacos, diced pears, cookie and milk. Thursday — Steak burger, french fries, mixed fruit and milk. Friday — Stuffed crust pizza, broccoli, Doritos, applesauce and milk.

Monday — Salisbury steak or peanut butter and jelly, mashed potatoes, broccoli and cheese, fruit cup, dinner roll and milk. Tuesday — Spaghetti with meat sauce or chef salad, green beans, fruit cup, breadstick and milk. Wednesday — Taco pizza or peanut butter and jelly, toss salad, fresh fruit, cookie and milk. MIAMI EAST Thursday — Chicken fajitas or chef salad, corn on ELEMENTARY AND the cob, fruit cup, Goldfish JUNIOR HIGH: crackers and milk. Monday — Sausage slidFriday — Chicken finers, tater tots, blueberry apgers or peanut butter and jelly, french fries, fruit cup, plesauce, cocoa bar and milk. dinner roll and milk. Tuesday — Chicken nuggets, mixed vegetables, NEWTON SCHOOL: butter bread, Oreo cookie, Monday — Barbecue peaches and milk. Wednesday — Soft taco , pork sandwich, green

cinnamon crunch, mandarin oranges and milk. Thursday — Hamburger, spiral fries, pickles, pears and milk. Friday —No school.

VERSAILLES SCHOOLS: Monday — Chicken nuggets, dinner roll, mashed potatoes and gravy, applesauce and milk. Tuesday — Walking taco. nutrition bar and milk. Wednesday — Pizza, peas, pineapple and milk. Thursday — Grilled chicken sandwich, California blend, peaches and milk. Friday — Sausage biscuits with gravy, hash browns, cheese stick, orange and milk.

Marriages Michael Scott Stein, 30, 708 Leonard St., Piqua to Amanda Nicole Davis, 29, of same address. Samuel Scott Thompson Herron, 21, of 7061 Sugar Grove Road, Covington to Christina Marie Andrews, 20, of 615 E. Canal St., Troy. Jordon Todd Voisard, 19, of 8015 Bradford-Bloomer Road, Bradford to Kalynn Ann Kantzer, 18, of 1058 Riverbend Blvd., Sidney. Marc Anthony Halcomb, 25, of 15 Swailes Road, Troy to Chelsea Marie Staten, 23, of same address. Timmy Lee Trapp Sr., 48, of 332 Blaine Avenue, Piqua to Brandy Lynn Bell, 29, of same address. Kyle Edward Banning, 30, of 1430 Mulberry St., Piqua to Amber Lee Pequignot, 25, of same address. Shane Douglas Cecil, 24, of 1345 Wayne St., Apt. C, Troy to Ashlee Lynn Steinke, 30, of same address. David Matthew Drieling, 27, of 818 Caldwell St., Piqua to Jennifer Lynn Heagy, 26, of 308 Earnshaw Drive, Kettering. Andrew Stephen Cudd, 24, of 2015 Sheffield Place, Dalton, Ga. to Casey Samantha Cole, 21, of 5765 S. Karns Road, West Milton. Jacob Dean O’Toole, 26, of 2791 State Route 63, Lebanon to Tamara Marie Barnes, 29, of 1012 Concord Avenue, Piqua. Chad Ashley Minkner, 38, of 7326 S. TippCowlesville, Tipp City to Diane Christine Belding, 34, of same address. Matthew Scott Winterbotham Sr., 27, of 1305 Sequoia Court Apt. F, Tipp City to Misty Dawn Dyson, 24, of same address. Joshua Deane Miller, 25, 1258 Garbry Road, Apt. 5, Piqua to Jessica Ann Teaford, 26, of same address. Brian Michael Steinke, 25, of 1110 Lenox St., Piqua to Sarah Renee Redinbo, 26, of same address. Corey Allen Steele, 22, of 1394 1/2 McKaig Avenue, Troy to Taylor Faye Johnson, 20, of same address. Michael Wesley Harrell, 32, of 1866 Towne Park Drive Apt. 4C, Troy to

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Joseph Thomas Daniels, 61, of 4073 N. State Route 48, Covington to Karla Lynn Yeager, 57, of 115 Canterbury Drive, Kettering. Donald Edward Schend Jr., 45, of 1629 Curry Branch Drive, Tipp City to Donna Jo Meyer, 52, of same address. Jeremy James Littlejohn, 35, of 1036 Mayfair Road, Troy to Stephanie Jo Friday, 29, of same address. Ryan Lee Carpenter, 31, of 2170 Ginhamsburg-Frederick, Tipp City to Nicole Jeanette Snell, 27, of same address. Garret Scott Lotz, 24, of 1063 Gardenia Drive, Beaufort, S.C. to Kendall Bethany Sutherly, 23, of same address. Randy Lynn Schisler, 29, of 235 W. Dakota St., Troy to Kristina Lynn Pearson, 28, of same address. Gary Lee Ward, 53, of 395 N. Rangeline Road, Pleasant Hill to Amy Joanne Witmer, 50, of 230 Drury Lane, Troy. Samuel Lee Brown, 21, of 602 South Sunset, Piqua to Natasha Lynnelle Henman, 24, of same address. Landon James Eugene

Swartz, 28, of 12484 Christiansburg-Jackson, St. Paris to Gynda Leigh Mikolajewski, 33, of 919 Lincoln St., Piqua. Randy Allen Westfall, 28, of 311 E. Canal St., Troy to Cynthia Marie Hopkins, 23, of same address. Dwayne Michael Morgan, 24, of 928 1/2 McKaig Avenue, Troy to Jessica Ann Johnson, 21, of same address. Louis John Levan, 31, of 101 W. Monument, Pleasant Hill to Jennifer Lynn Elicker, 41, of same address. Brandon Edward Warner, 23, of 247 Forest Avenue Apt. W, West Milton to Chantraz Christy Brown, 24, of same address. Howard Andrew Walters, 20, of 1809 W. Parkway Drive, Piqua to Taylor Michelle Scott, 19, of same address. Justin Trent Miller, 25, of 2070 S. Greenlee Road, Troy to Chelsea Anne Baker, 22, of 2649 Pemberton Road, Laura. Joseph Michael Morrison, 40, of 6345 Studebaker Road, Tipp City to Lynne Marie Hopkins, 44, of same address.


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Edison Goin’ Postal event to host Store to donate to cause business workshop PIQUA — The Small Business Development Center at Edison Community College is hosting a Government Procurement workshop on Tuesday at the Piqua campus in Room 057, North Hall. The event will run from 7:30-9 a.m. (doors open at 7 a.m.) and will be presented by the Central Southwest Ohio Procurement Technical Assistance Center. This breakfast training session will provide guidance on how to create an effective capabilities statement — a government marketing tool can enable your company’s products, services, and capabilities to be easily translated into “government speak.” For further information or to find out how to register, contact the Edison SBDC at 937381-1525.

PIQUA — Goin’ Postal has been in business for two years now and owner Dave Westgerdes is grateful for the support he has received from the community. “Because the community has received us so well, we have been able to double our business in the two years we have been here,” Westgerdes said. “I want to give back to the community that has supported our business by partnering with the Piqua Area United Way for a three-day shipping event.” He is referring to a shipping event which will take place on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday of next week, when Goin’ Postal will donate a percentage of each package shipped on these days to the United Way. ‘My wife and I believe in the work the United Way is doing in Piqua and we want to help them reach

their goal this year,” Westgerdes said. Having opened two years ago and located at 1268 E. Ash St., next to MC Sports in the Walmart Shopping Center, Dave and his wife, Linda, have embraced the shipping industry whole-heartedly. They offer shipping services through UPS, FedEx, DHL and USPS. Other services include Notary, color-copying, faxing, packaging supplies, office supplies, laminating, eBay, gift baskets and candy. If you have an oddly shaped item to send, Dave can manufacture a box to fit it. “We ship for commercial, industrial, retail and eBay clients,” Westgerdes said. “Our international shipping has increased greatly.” Westgerdes said he feels that positive, helpful and friendly service to his customers is key in making any business successful.

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Dave Westgerdes, owner of Goin’ Postal, is creating packaging for an odd-shaped item that a customer needed shipped out of state. Making custom containers is one of the services offered at Goin’ Postal. The business will donate a portion of its proceeds to the United Way from items shipped Monday-Wednesday of this coming week.

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International The Council of Shopping Centers said Thursday that revenue rose 5.5 percent in September, with several retailers including Target,

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timates, leave uncertainty about whether retailers will have to offer more bargains to lure consumers to buy during the winter holiday shopping

season. Retailers can make up to 40 percent of their revenue during the period, which runs from November through December.

Monte Clark to Julie Clark, Monte Clark, a part tract 1.8081 acres, $0.

trustee, Larry Robbins, trustee, Robbins Family Agreement to Lynee Jackson, Tony Jackson, 33.216 acres, $44,100. Billy Fessler, Darrell Fessler, Nancy Fessler, Gary Maggart, Sherry Maggart to Lynee Jackson, Tony Jackson,33.216 acres, $132,100.

Real estate transfers PIQUA Revocable Living Trust of Max Gavitt, Star Bank, N.A. a.k.a U.S. Bank, N.A. Troy, trustee to Bonnie Dowell, Greg Dowell, one lot, $142,300. Alma Lange to L. Jill Trevino, one lot, $98,000. Jerry McColloch to Jerry L. McColloch Declaration of Trust, Jerry L. McColloch, trustee, $0. LNV Corporation to James Mayse, one lot, $23,000. Fannie Mae a.k.a. Federal National Mortgage Association to Anthony Cox, a part lot, $51,000. Carnes Investments LLC to Tim Schaffer II, one lot, $62,000. Thomas Smith to Michael Vandegrift, a part lot, $0. Penny Smith, Thomas Smith to Michael Vandegrift, a part lot, $13,600. Erin Boroff, guardian, Patrick Miller, by guardian to Michael Vandegrift, a part lot, $13,600. Erin Boroff, Marc Boroff to Michael Vandegrift, a part lot, $13,600. Julie Miller, Nicholas Miller to Michael Vandegrift, a part lot, $13,600. Gretchen Miller, Timothy Miller to Michael Vandegrift, a part lot, $13,600. Joyce Craft to June Craft, Russell Craft, two lots, $0. James Russell to Barbara Devenport, two part lots, $0. Lela Ann Link to Edward G. Link Jr., Lela Ann Link, one lot, $0. Fannie Mae a.k.a. Federal National Mortgage, Lerner Sampson and Rothfuss to Elizabeth Oakes, Howard Oakes, one lot, $40,000. Matthew Current, Pamela Current to Kathryn Carroll, Nathan Carroll, one lot, one part lot, $125,000. Margaret Sykes, Steven Sykes to Gerald Christy, Kathy Christy, one lot, $109,900. Estate of Leroy Hartman to Suzan Schulze, one lot, $0. Dolores Shively, William Shively to CEO Properties LLC, two part lots, $85,000. Fannie Mae a.k.a. Federal National Mortgage Corp. to Lisa Neff, Roger Neff, one lot, $14,000. Chris Fidelibus to Rhonda Clark a.k.a.

Rhonda Fidelibus, a part lot, $0. Household Realty Corporation to Roland Sourmail, three part lots, $12,000.

TIPP CITY Secretary of Veterans Affairs to Jason Clauss, Melissa Clauss, one lot, $173,000. James E. Gross Trust, Brenda Yahle, successor trustee to Brenda K. Yahle Trust, Brenda Yahle, trustee, one lot, $0. Park National Bank, Unity National Bank to Jennifer Detrick-Myers, Joseph Myers, one lot, $330,000. Dennis Murray, Julie Murray to Andrew Saunders, Bethany Saunders, one lot, $128,500. Kyle Dickerson, Stephanie Dickerson to Kyle Dickerson, Stephanie Dickerson, one lot, $0.

Bank of America N.A., attorney in fact, Bank of New York Mellon, trustee, Cwabs Inc., asset backed certificate to Bonner Construction Inc., one lot, $38,600. Fifth Third Bank of Wester Ohio, Maralyn T. Houser Revocable Living Trust, Lyn Mead, trustee to Lyn Mead, one lot, $0. Mary Kaye Benanzer, Thomas Benanzer to Nancy White, Theron White, one lot, $144,000. New Life Worship Center of UPCI of Troy, Safe Harbor Ministries, UPCI of Troy to P & C Ventures LLC, a part lot, $125,000. Gwendolyn Curliss a.k.a. Gwendolyn Ferguson, Dennis M. Ferguson to Nancy Dawson, one lot, $126,700. Stacy Cadle a.k.a. Stacy Hamaker, Shawn Hamaker to David T. Muri Jr., Sarah Muri, one lot, $180,000.


TROY H & D Lot Sales LLC to Kevin Pence, Michelle Pence, one lot, $63,900. Kay Ann Allen, executor, Estate of Annette Landes, Annette Landes to Jerry Lamka, Linda Lamka, apart lot, $60,000. Carl Goubeaux, Joann Goubeaux to Cynthia Goss, trustee, Goubeaux Family Preservation Trust, one lot, $0. Country Ridge Development, Sycamore LTD to Sycamore LTD., two part lots, $0. Forest Lee Brewer, Shari Brewer to Eric Slonkosky, one lot, $82,000. Shane Yohey to Katrina Yohey, one lot, $0. Amanda Ernst, Douglas Ernst to Kimbrly Tetrick, Matthew Tetrick, one lot, $275,000.

Jane Mangen to Christine Maher, Denise Sargent, two part lots, $0.

COVINGTON Evan Robbins, Roxanne Robbins to Jeffery Allan Benbow, a part lot, $15,000. Aurora Loan Services LLC, LPS Asset Management Solutions to Glen Hollopeter, two part lots, $25,000.

HUBER HEIGHTS NVR Inc. to Carlton Gibbs, Vanessa StatzerGibbs, one lot, $268,900. Dec Land Co. I LLC to NVR Inc., one lot, $36,000.

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BETHEL TWP. Fannie Mae Federal National Mortgage Association to Susan Donohue, Robert Galentine, one lot, $175,000. Barbara Diehl to Bruce Flora, one lot, $144,000. Fannie Mae a.k.a. Federal National Mortgage, Lerner Sampson Rothfuss, attorney in fact to Jimmy Wills, 0.50 acres, $19,900. Estate of Dorothy Mendenhall a.k.a. Dorothy Wendling to Kenneth Ray Mendenhall, Sherri Kay Mendenhall, a part tract 0.1653 acres, $0. Carl Whited, Mary Whited to Laura Triplett, one lot, $130,000.

CONCORD TWP. Esther Moler, Morion Moler to Esther J. Moler Revocable Trust, Esther Moler, co-trustee, Marion Moler, co-trustee, $0. Suntrust Mortgage Inc. to Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, one lot, $0. Leann Bradley, Delmajean Oaks, Jerry Oaks, Terri Oaks to Leann Bradley, Terri Oaks, a part tract 0.52 acres, 0,047 acres, $0.

MONROE TWP. F. Lee Barnes to Donald Barnes, 1 acres, $0. Deborah Belmaggio, Rebecca McDaniel, executrix to Catherine Long, Richard Long, one lot, $95,000.

NEWBERRY TWP. Wayne L. Simon Revocable Trust, Wayne Simon, trustee to Estate of Ella Mae Simon, a part 55.591 acres, tract 161.500 acres, 30.315 acres, 10.152 acres, 0.343 acres, $0. Clouse Family Farm LLC to Estate of Ella Mae Simon, a part tract 55.591 acres, 161.500 acres, 30.315 acres, 10.152 acres, 0.343 acres, $0. Samuel Huffman, administrator, Estate of Pauline Suerdieck to Kent Hansen, Mandi Hansen, a part tract, $155,000. Karen L. Cruise a.k.a. Karen Manson, Garry Manson to James Sipes, L. Margaret Sipes, a part tract 1.235 acres, $95,000. Carolyn Blankenship to Audrey Walther, a part tract 1.060 acres, $20,000. Carolyn Knick to Wesley Monnin, a part tract 21.310 acres, 15.923 acres, $130,000.

SPRINGCREEK TWP. Fannie Mae a.k.a. Federal National Mortgage, Manley Deas & Kochalski to Zachariah Freeling, one lot, $113,000. Donald Apple, Sally Apple to Donald E. Apple Trust, Sally Apple Trust, Donald Apple, trustee, Sally Apple, trustee, a part tract 104.846 acres, 36.948 acres, 65.539 acres, $0.

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HOROSCOPE Saturday, Oct. 8, 2011 Certain factors or elements that will pass your way in the coming months and that are meaningless to others could be great contributors to your success. Watch for the unusual, discarded and forgotten to provide some tasty opportunities. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) — Usually it can be more effective to use a soft sell, but if this isn’t the case for you at this point don’t hesitate to assert your points and/or position. Go for the mattresses, and you’ll end up quite comfy. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) — Working in close conjunction with a cohort can make things easier for both of you, but if you have to do an assignment all on your own, don’t fret. You’ll do a bang-up job. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) — Even if you get off to a tardy start, you’ll still be capable of accomplishing all that you want to get done. You should be remarkably efficient and productive. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) — As much as you may be tempted to burn the candle at both ends, it may not be such a good idea to do so. Your energy, initiative and luck may all have their limitations, and besides, you’re low on wax. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) — Tasks that are too difficult or more than anyone wants to handle could all be dumped in your lap. Yet it’ll be exactly these kinds of jobs that put you in such a good light with the powers that be. PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) — Listen carefully when conversing with friends. There is a good chance that some kind of information could be mentioned in passing that is meaningless to others but very valuable to you. ARIES (March 21-April 19) — By utilizing your smarts in all your endeavors, both in business-related issues as well as personal ones, this can be one of your more successful days. Keep your gray cells a-popping. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) — Just because a difficult objective isn’t achieved on your first try doesn’t mean you should chuck the old terry cloth. Your resolve and persistence could pay off. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) — By doing what you said you would do, you will show others just how trustworthy and reliable you really are. It’s our mode of behavior that wins us the respect of our peers. CANCER (June 21-July 22) — Should you hear through the rumor mill that a pal of yours is feeling neglected and forgotten, make the necessary time to assuage this fretful friend. Chums are too valuable to lose. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) — Even if you see yourself as an underdog, don’t let up on your efforts to accomplish your goals. You should do rather well, even in competitive developments, by never giving up. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) — If you want things to work out in a positive manner, you must remain confident of being able to reach your goals, even if you are challenged beyond what you thought. You’re luckier than you suspect. COPYRIGHT 2011 UNITED FEATURE SYNDICATE, INC.








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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.



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Maintenance Associate AGC Glass Company North Americafabricates high quality automotive safety glass for manufacturers in the United States and abroad. We are seeking qualified candidates as Maintenance Technicians within our General Maintenance Department. Candidates should have minimum of 2 – 3 years experience in manufacturing maintenance on state-of-the-art equipment. A 2 year technical degree is preferred. We offer competitive wages and benefits, apprentice program, team environment and participative management.

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TROY, 1301 Maplecrest Drive. Thursday, Friday & Saturday 8-4. Longaberger baskets, tools, treadmills, electronics, stainless steel wash tub, lots of household items, everything else she didn't take!

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PIQUA, 612 Westview Drive, Friday & Saturday 8am-4pm, entire house, living room furniture, dining room buffet, Willett maple bedroom furniture, miscellaneous bedroom, large wood desk, kitchen items, tools, Ham equipment, all priced low!


TROY, 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! TROY, 2100 Shenandoah Drive. SATURDAY ONLY 8-2. Furniture, 11' x 8' Mohawk rug, multiple DVD recorder, VHS and DVD movies, clothing, miscellaneous.

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PIQUA, 4057 Versailles Road (across from Echo Hills), Friday, 9am-4pm, Saturday, 9am-1pm. Two Family Sale. Snow board, football cards, sports collectibles, infant-adult clothing, baby items, furniture, toys, strollers, miscellaneous household items. No Early Birds!


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PIQUA, 1330 Maplewood, Friday, Saturday, 8am-5pm. Four Family Sale. Housewares, linens, crystal wine set, good toys, jogging/ umbrella strollers, baby gates, room air purifier, automotive calendars, racing posters, bedrails, baby dresser, clothing.

PIQUA, 208 Levering Drive, Friday, October 7, 9am-4pm and Saturday. October 8, 10am-1pm. SPRING CLEANING IN THE FALL!! Furniture, some electronics, men and women clothing (some Harley), lawn items, area rugs, some household items and much more!



PIQUA, 1123 Madison, Wednesday thru Saturday, 10am-5pm. Halloween and Christmas items, WWI games, toys, notebook computer, home computer, Bratz DVD TV, DVD's, Indian pictures. Priced to sell, new items out daily.

PIQUA, 1706 Dubois Drive (off Sunset), Friday & Saturday, 9am-5pm. Wheelchair, bathtub chairs, queen box springs, kids stuff & miscellaneous

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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, 1703 Williams Place, Friday, 9am-4pm, Saturday, 9am-2pm. First Time Sale! Housewares, dining room table set, 4 TV's, furniture, small appliances, much more.

SIDNEY, 18912 St. Rt. 706 (1 1/2 miles east of Pasco). Thursday, Friday, Saturday 9am-4pm, HUGE BARN SALE! Lots of furniture, miscellaneous decor, craft supplies, antiques, infant thru adult clothes, small appliances, toys, doll collection, NASCAR items. New items added daily.

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PIQUA, 1023 Covington Ave., Saturday, 8am-5pm, Sunday, noon-5pm. Estate Sale. Rooster collection, wolves collection, lighthouse items, dresser, hutch, blankets, some tools, couch and chair, butcher block microwave stand, many knick knack's.

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PIQUA, 804 Camp St., Friday, 9am-5pm, Saturday, 10am-4pm. Large 4 family sale. Men's and women's large size clothing up to 3X-4X, dressers, sporting goods, shoes, Christmas decorations, buck stove fireplace insert, industrial sewing machine, lots, lots miscellaneous. No early birds!

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PIQUA, 1600 South St., Saturday, 9am-2pm. Wheelbarrow, Christmas tree, ladies leather coats, end tables, tires, luggage, swords, TV, rugs, toaster oven, coffee pot, pictures, wedding decorations and supplies, adult clothing, kitchen supplies, odds and ends.


COVINGTON, 6582 North McMaken Road, Saturday, October 8th, 9am-3pm. Yard Sale! Girl's clothing sizes 2-8. French doors, water sports tube, and lots of miscellaneous.

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305 Apartment

305 Apartment

560 Home Furnishings

TROY area, 2 bedroom townhouses, 1-1/2 bath, furnished appliances, W/D hookup, A/C, No dogs $475. (937)339-6776.

QUEEN ANNE TABLE, Solid wood, drop leaf, claw legs with chairs. Traditional buffet, wood and glass doors, halogen lights. $699 (937)339-2716

TROY TOWNHOUSE, 2 Bedroom 1.5 bath. Stephenson Drive. $475 month, Lease by 10-1, FREE GIFT, (937)216-4233.

310 Commercial/Industrial 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 ✦●✦●✦●✦●✦●✦

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2 BEDROOM house, Kiser Lake, Graham school, newly renovated, propane, shed, carport. $ 6 0 0 / m o n t h . (937)524-9093


• Close to 75 • Toddler Playground • Updated Swimming Pool

BRADFORD & PIQUA, 1 Bedroom houses, and apartment for rent, (937)773-2829 after 2pm

• Pet Friendly MIAMI EAST, Beautiful Country Setting, 4 BR, 2 Bath, with garage, $975 plus utilities, (937)877-0020

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 PETS WELCOME! Beautiful downstairs one bedroom apartment. All appliances including dishwasher, washer/ dryer. CA, immediate occupancy. $425 month. (937)418-1060

MOBLE HOME in country near Bradford, $375, (937)448-2974. PIQUA, newer spacious 3 bedroom, garage. Close to interstate. Appliances, bonus room. NO PETS! $1100. (937)266-4421

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. PIQUA, 302 1/2 Staunton St., 2 bedrooms, $385 month plus utilities. (937)773-0296

330 Office Space

PIQUA, Newer apartment, 2 bedroom, appliances, garage, lawn care, A/C, NO PETS, $585, First month rent free. (937)492-5271

DOWNTOWN SIDNEY across from courthouse, professional office space, 3 offices, handicapped bathroom, 1260 sq. ft., AC, large reception area, $550 month, (937)489-9921

PIQUA, apartment in downtown. 2 bedroom, all a p p l i a n c e s . (937)974-6333

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510 Appliances

PIQUA, perfect for one, near downtown, 3 rooms & bath, stove, refrigerator included. $230/month. (937)773-5991

FREEZER, 17 cubic feet, upright, Frigidaire. $135. (937)339-3353

PIQUA, SM to share rent/utilities monthly. No pets, no drugs. (937)473-2740

WANTED: Used motor oil for farm shop furnace. (937)295-2899

535 Farm Supplies/Equipment

545 Firewood/Fuel

TROY, 1 & 2 Bedrooms, appliances, CA, water, trash paid, $425 & $525 month.

577 Miscellaneous HOYER LIFT, with 2 slings, excellent condition, Hospital air mattress with pump & cover, excellent condition, (937)498-1804

CHOCOLATE LABS, 11 week old puppies, CKC, females, shots, wormed, vet checked, THE BEST FAMILY DOG! $300 cash, (937)658-3242

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

DOG, mixed breed. Free to adult home. 14 months old. (937)524-2661 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 LAB PUPPIES, full blooded, $225. Shihpoo puppies (Shih Tzu/ Poodle), $250. All puppies have shots and worming. (937)726-2189 PUPPIES, Shihtzu, 5 weeks old, male multi color, female light brown, black. $200 each. Adorable & playful. Call Michelle at (937)830-0963

1997 PONTIAC BONNEVILLE 40th Anniversary Special, dark cherry, 185,000 miles, sunroof, leather bucket seats, good tires, very clean. $2,700 OBO. (937)615-1034 or (937)447-2372


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

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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


Bassmaster Classic, $5000. Orange/cream color, Like new, 400 miles, 100 MPG, $950.


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

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

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

805 Auto 1994 FORD E150 Handicap Van. 118K miles, good condition. Asking $3000. (937)473-2388 2005 FORD Focus SE, Automatic, Great condition, 47,000 miles, $9,000 (937)698-5127

4WD, extended cab, 271, flex fuel, power windows, very good condition, 135,000 miles, new brakes. $13,000. (937)778-0802 after 6pm



Red, 181k miles, 4 speed with overdrive, good tires, good condition. $1650. (937)492-4410

XL1200C Custom, white pearl/gold, 2400 miles, detachable windshield, excellent condition. $6800. (937)332-1461 or (937)271-9639

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

895 Vans/Minivans


53k miles, ready for the road. $6200. (937)492-4059 or (937)489-1438

1992 PLYMOUTH VOYAGER SE, 134,000 miles. Has been used primarily as a delivery vehicle and is in good condition. $1,400 OBO (937)773-2675

1997 GMC 1500

2008 FORD F-350 SUPERDUTY 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


899 Wanted to Buy WANTED: junk cars and trucks. Cash paid. Free removal. Get the most for your junker. Call us (937)732-5424.

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

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BED, single Craftmatic type, paid (no mattress) $1100 in 2008, asking $200. Excellent condition. (937)418-1562

Red/black, very nice, has luggage carrier, 1600 Miles, 85 MPG, $1,300, (937)726-3842


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TROY, 1 or 2 large bedroom, Metro accepted. (937)214-0699, (937)214-0676,

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Call (937)726-3842 PIQUA, Wood St., half double, large 3 bedroom, large backyard, OK location, good landlord, Metro accepted. (937)451-0794 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

PIQUA, loft-style studio, utility room, clean, $400 month +deposit, no pets. 323 N. Main, (937)381-5100.



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A tale of two nets Kathy Henne Re/Max Finest If you could conjure up the ideal home sale, it would probably be a full price, for cash, with closing in a week. If that happened, and your price was $130,000, how much would you net? There is a difference, of course, between “gross” and “net” selling prices. If you sell for $130,000, then your “gross” would be the full amount - $130,000. The “net” is an entirely different story. Anytime you sell a home, even for cash, you will have at lease a small amount of closing costs. Those costs are deducted from the “gross” price to determine your “net.” Strangely enough, sometimes a lower offer

may result in a higher “net” sales price to the sellers. Example: The sellers receive two offers from different buyers. The first buyer plans to secure a new mortgage loan for thirty years. The lender will be charging three “points” in order to give the buyers the lowest possible interest rate. The buyers’ offer asks the seller to pay the three discount points, and half of the closing costs. The buyers offered full price - $130,000 but the sellers will net only about $116,000 after all expenses of the sale. The second buyer offers only $126,000 $4,000 less than the asking price. However, the plan to secure a 15-year loan, with no discount points, and to pay their own closing costs. In this case, the sellers will “net” about $118,400. In other words, the sellers will net $2,400 more from the lower offer! When considering offers to purchase your home, ask your agent to explain your net proceeds. You may be pleasantly surprised by an offer that at first glance seems to be lower than another.

Real estate representation Which party in a real estate transaction is represented by the real estate agent--the buyer or the seller? Until recently that Broker/ Owner question was never asked because the answer was always 937-371-1719 the same. Traditionally all the marketing professionals involved in real estate transactions were legally and ethically obligated to conduct business on behalf of the seller. They may have aided the buyer in certain situations, but their client was the seller. Today that is not necessarily the case. In a time of increasing specialization, buyers can be represented by a real estate agent who functions solely as a buyer's broker. In this case, the sales professional helps the buyer locate a home, negotiate the price, and is responsible to the buyer only, for an agreed-upon fee or a percentage commission. In any real estate transaction you have the right to know which party the real estate agent is representing.

Cyndie Scott

Home buying for young people: plan ahead BY MARCIE GEFFNER

Granted, few young people spend much time day-dreaming about buying their first home. They're naturally preoccupied with academics, athletics, parties, dating and future career possibilities. Nonetheless, there are a number of good reasons to start learning early in life about the costs of buying a home and the responsibilities of homeownership. For example, a college student's misuse or abuse of credit cards can preclude his or her buying a home later on. Here are five recommendations for young people who want to position themselves for homeownership: 1. Establish good credit habits and a


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favorable credit history. Get a credit card and use it responsibly. Apply for an automobile loan and make your payments on time every month. If you're renting an apartment, put your own name on the lease and the utility bills and make sure the rent and the bills are paid every month. If you're already struggling with credit card debt or have large student loans, take a free workshop from the non-profit Consumer Credit Counseling Service. Call (800) 388-2227 for information. 2. Start saving for a down payment and closing costs. It's possible to purchase a first home in many parts of the country without much in the way of savings. But in high-cost housing areas, starting to save early can be enormously beneficial because you'll get the advan-

tage of compounding interest and have a longer period of time to grow your investments. Open a savings account or a stock brokerage investment account and make regular deposits. 3. Read some books. Your local library and bookstore probably have at least a few shelves of books about financial management and buying a home. Take notes. Make a financial plan for yourself. You can learn a lot about real estate, budgeting and credit on® too. 4. Research where you'd like to live. Many young people assume they'll continue living in their own home town when they get older, but people are more mobile than ever and chances are good you'll one day live in another city or even another state. Again, the library, book-

store and Web can be excellent resources for information about housing costs and homeownership opportunities around the country. 5. Tap your real estate agent relatives for advice. Parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles or older cousins in the real estate business can give you good information about the cost of housing in the area where you want to live and what it takes to buy a home. Questions to ask: Is housing affordable in this area? How much money would I need to save in order to buy a home? What advice would you give me about planning my financial future? Would you recommend some books that I might like to read about buying a home? Don't be shy. If you have a question, ask someone in a position to know the answer.

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822 N. DOWNING Large 4 bedroom, 2 bath, 2 story on 2 lots, with updated kitchen, gorgeous woodwork, large front porch & huge deck with pergola. $89,900. Dir: From I-75 take Rt 36 E to R on Rt 66 to L on Downing, corner of Camp & Downing.

On the Boulevard at Nicklin. Lovely 1 story vinyl home with 2 beds. LR, DR & useable basement. Many updates; furnace, central air, windows, remodeled kitchen & new roof on garage and house. Large patio, front porch & 1.5 car garage. $74,900. Dir: Park Ave. to Nicklin. Visit this home at:

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8225 N. Lambert Dr. Piqua, OH "GORGEOUS COUNTRY HOME"

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This home offers 3 BEDROOMS, Updated 2 1/2 BATHS, 2 Car garage, .717 ACRES, This home has been beautifully updated and in move in condition. Beautiful updated kitchen with Jen Air Range/Grill, New Dishwasher, Expensive Hybrid heating and cooling system, Newer dimensional roofing, gas fireplace, new pressure tank, The exterior offers a Large patio area! Directions: St Rt 185 to King Arthur to Left on Lambert Dr, All the way to the end of Lambert, House on Left.

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108 CHURCH ST., PLEASANT HILL 4 bedroom, 1 bath, full basement unfinished, 2.5 car garage with all utilities, car port on 5 lots.

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Soccer teams selling donuts The Piqua Indians Soccer Krispy Kreme Donut Sale will be held Oct. 14 when the Piqua football team hosts Sidney. Donuts will be sold at both entrances of the stadium for $5 a box.

■ JH Sports

Piqua spikes Vandalia team The Piqua junior high volleyball teams swept a match with Vandalia Smith. The seventh grade won 25-15, 20-25, 25-20. Allanna Bauman had two digs, while Jordan Booker had 12 points, six aces, one kill, two assists and two digs. Reagan Bowen had one ace, two kills, one block and one dig; while Ashley Brading had seven points, six aces, two kills and three digs. Tristan Foos had one dig, while Kelsey Hall had seven aces, two kills and one assist. Anna Klopfenstein had one kill and one dig; while Maryssa Kuhn had four digs. Ariel Miller had five points, four aces and two kills; while Macey Pruitt had five points, two aces, one kill and one dig; while Katie Sherman had three points, one assist and one dig. Treona Whitmore added two points and three digs. The eighth grade won 25-9, 2725. Megan Anderson had three aces, four kills, two assists and six digs; while Kyla Blankenship had seven points, six aces, one kill, one assist and five digs. Kaylynn Cooper had two digs, while Erin Patrizio had two kills, two assists and four digs. Taylor Quinn had two aces, three kills, three assists and five digs; while Hannah Smith had two digs. Halley Strevell had one ace, two kills and three digs: while Cassidy Sullenberger had five points, three aces, five kills, one assist and seven digs. Tori Teague had two digs and Kenzie Weller had three kills.




■ Piqua-Troy Football

Piqua falls to Troy 27-7 TROY — The Troy Trojans jumped to a 13-0 lead in the first quarter en route to a 27-7 victory over Piqua on Friday night. Due to new early deadlines, the game ended too late for a full story to be included in today’s Daily Call. See complete coverage of the Piqua-Troy game and other games online at and in Monday’s Call. The following is a summary of the first half. Troy got on the board early, intercepting a Piqua pass on the third play. The Trojans then went 29 yards in six plays. Marcus Foster ran it in from one yard out. The extra point kick made it 7-0. Later in the first quarter, Troy quarterback Cody May completed a 61yard to Isaiah Williams, down to the 3-yard line. Williams ran it in on the next play. The kick was wide, making the score 130 with 31 seconds in the FOR PHOTO REPRINTS, GO TO WWW.DAILYCALL.COM MIKE ULLERY/STAFF PHOTO first quarter. That was the end of Kevin Richardson, 54, attempts to block a Troy punt along with Jordan Feeser, 91, during Friday night’s scoring in the first half. Piqua-Troy game. Troy won the annual rivalry 27-7.

■ D-II Sectional Tennis

■ Volleyball

GWOC rematch Piqua travels to Lebanon The Piqua volleyball teams will play in the GWOC tournament semifinals for the first time next week. On Tuesday, top seed Centerville will host sixth seed Fairmont in one semifinal, while fourth seed Piqua will travel to second seed Lebanon in the other semifinal. The winners and losers will meet Thursday in the championship and thirdplace matches, with the highest seed hosting.

Park runs in Coldwater race COLDWATER — In the girls junior high cross country race at the Coldwater Invitational, Bradford’s Chyenne Park finished 90th in 15:49.

■ Football

Li’l Cavs stay perfect in wins The Lehman Li’s Cavs teams remained undefeated with wins over Celina. The JV team won 32-6. R.J. Bertini caught two touchdown passes from Brennan Arnold and ran five yards for a score. Isaiah Masteller had a 75-yard TD run, while Bollheimer scored on a PAT. Tyler Sollman and Masteller recovered fumbles. The varsity won 25-0. Aiden Endsley had two TD runs, while Preston Rodgers and Joel Cathcart ran for touchdowns. Peyton Arnold scored on a PAT.


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Kandis Sargeant hits a forehand return Friday morning at Troy City Park.

Adding to resume Doubles team wins sectional BY ROB KISER Sports Editor TROY — The Lehman doubles team of Kandis Sargeant and Nicole Larger is the most successful in school history — amassing more than 70 wins over the last three years, while losing just five matches. They haven’t lost a regular season match since their sophomore season and have a 24-0 record this season. But, one title that had eluded them was Troy Division II sectional champions — until Friday. In a match the duo felt they needed to win to accomplish their ultimate goal of getting to state — they outlasted Milton-Union’s duo of Andrea Fetters and Jessie Finfrock in the first set — then won the final six games of the match in a 6-4, 6-2 victory at Troy City Park. They had beaten the MiltonUnion duo of Brooke Falb and Jesica Ferguson in the semifinals by a score of 6-2, 6-2. See TENNIS/Page 17

East spikes Tigers ANSONIA — The Miami East Vikings — still No. 1 in the state in Division III — stayed perfect in Cross County Conference play Thursday with a 25-11, 25-7, 25-10 drubbing of Ansonia. “The game was a pretty solid effort,” Miami East coach John Cash said. “We served aggressive, but we also had some service errors that we have to correct. But overall, we took care of business.” Sam Cash had nine kills, 14 assists, five digs and three aces, Abby Cash had seven kills, 11 assists, a dig and an ace, Leah Dunivan had three kills, three aces and a dig, Angie Mack had four kills and three digs, Kelsey Vanchure had five kills, Ashley Current had four kills and a block, Allie Millhouse had eight digs and an ace and Allison Morrett had six digs, an assist and two aces. Miami East (19-1, 10-0 Cross County Conference) hosts Tri-Village on Senior Night Tuesday.

Lady Buccs win BRANDT — Covington snapped a three-game losing skid on Thursday, dispatching Bethel in three games by the score of 2510, 25-12, 25-16. Caitlyn Crawford Nicole Larger hits a backhand in a doubles match Friday.

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Saturday, October 8, 2011


■ Soccer

Lehman boys soccer blanked by Jets 2-0 Newton gives Bethel battle in CCC PITSBURG — Lehman dropped to 4-8-2 on the year after losing to a good Franklin-Monroe team earlier this week, 2-0. F-M goes to 10-2 on the year. The two teams battled on even terms, with the Jets only outshooting Lehman by an 8-6 margin. “It was a hard-fought game,” said Lehman coach roger Toon. “Even though we lost, it was our best effort this year. We never gave up and never gave in. “We held a very tough opponent to two goals and just eight shots. We possessed well in the midfield. We just could not find the finishing touch. The Cavaliers are back in action Saturday, hosting the Greenon Knights.

And after an 80-minute war between two teams boasting milestone-reaching coaches, the Bethel Bees were the ones left standing - albeit on wobbly, bruised bodies - after a 2-0 Cross County Conference victory. “It was a very physical game. There were a lot of stoppages,” said Bethel coach Bob Hamlin, who won his 300th game on the season’s opening night this year. “The game never really got into a flow at all. Newton played very well, and our kids overcame some adversity.” And after a scoreless first half, Kyle Hamlin — last year’s CCC Player of the Year — broke the tie and gave Bethel (13-1, 6-0) the lead. Later on, he assisted Carlos Panzardi for an inNewton loses 2-0 BRANDT — No one ex- surance goal, and the Bees pected it to be any other held on from there to way. clinch at least a tie of the

CCC title. “The kids played really well, especially in the second half,” Hamlin said. A week ago Thursday, Newton coach Brent Hodges won his 100th game. The Indians (8-3-2, 4-11) travel to Yellow Springs Saturday, while Bethel hosts Kenton Ridge Monday.

East ties Pats CASSTOWN — The Miami East boys soccer team tied Tri-Village 1-1 Thursday. Jake Miller had the Vikings goal. “I was pleased with how we bounced back from the last game and kept possession of the ball,” Miami East coach Mike Schumacher said. “I am looking to Miltonforward Union.” The Vikings host Milton-Union Saturday.


Meghan Bennett hits a backhand return Friday morning.

Tennis Continued from page 16 said. “I kept hoping it was going to go in and it finally did. That helped a lot.” Booth said there were two differences in the second set. “In the first set, Andrea Fetters was hurting us with some great returns on serve,” Booth said. “That was setting up the lefthander (Jessie Finfrock) at the net. That was giving us a lot of problems. “I talked to the girls about going to the I formation, but they didn’t want to do that. I told them if we got in a jam, that is what we were going to do.” It never came to that, because Larger and Sargeant both raised their games in the set — as they have done so many times in clutch situations. “We started getting some shots in,” Larger said. “We started making shots and we pump each other up out there.” When that happened, the Bulldog duo, who was struggling to get their serves in, had no answer. “That is the best Nicole (Larger) has ever volleyed at the net,” Booth said. “That was big in the second set. This was a big win for them.” Now, all that stands between them and state is two wins Thursday. ■ Bennett, also a senior, has always been one to see the glass as half full. So, the third seed was still smiling after losing to second seed Kenzie Detrick of Springfield

Shawnee 6-1, 6-2 and fourth seed Lauren Davy of Northeastern 6-2, 6-2. “I know some people would look at it as a negative, but that (being positive) is the way I am choosing to look at it,” Bennett said. “My goal for my senior year was to make it to district in singles and I accomplished that.” Bennett felt like she played pretty well against Detrick. “She is a great player,” Bennett said. “I thought the match was a little closer (than the score would indicate). There were a lot of games that went deuce.” She trailed just 3-2 in the first set against Davy, before the Northeastern junior went on a run. “In that match, the shots I needed to go in weren’t going in and the shots she needed did,” Bennett said. Booth knows Bennett has nothing to lose Thursday, when she will face a sectional champion in the first round at district. “That’s right,” the Lehman coach said. “Her goal was to get to district and she accomplished that. “She had a tough day today, but both those girls she face played as well as they could play.” Like the doubles team, Bennett will need two wins to get to state when things get underway Thursday at the ATP Tennis Center.


Morgan Arbogast hits the ball against Bethel Thursday night.

Volleyball Continued from page 16 pounded 14 kills, while Shelby Kihm recorded eight kills and two blocks. Shelby Waag dished out 22 assists on the night, while freshman Jessica Dammeyer recorded a team-high five digs — all coming in the final game. Covington (10-9, 7-2) hosts Ansonia on Saturday.

North beats Newton PLEASANT HILL — Newton fought hard Thursday night, but TriCounty North had too

much firepower in a 25-19, 25-17, 25-16 win. Trinity Lavy had 20 digs and Kasey Thompson added 17 for the Indians. Cheyenne Quillen had 11 kills and two blocks, JoEllen Fisher had seven kills and three blocks and Fawn King had 17 assists. Newton (9-9) travels to Fairlawn for a tri-match with Ansonia Saturday.

Anna 25-23, 25-18, 19-25, 18-25, 16-14 Thursday night in SCL action. Olivia Monnin had 13 kills and 20 digs; while Ashley Borchers had nine kills and 20 assists. Emily Francis had 17 assists, 14 digs and five aces; while Bethany York had eight kills and 10 blocks. Taylor Daniel had seven kills and Abbie Goubeaux had 24 digs. Russia drops match Russia, 14-5 overall and ANNA — The Russia 7-3 in the SCL, will play volleyball team lost to at Wapakoneta Saturday.

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by a score of 6-2, 6-2. That gives them a number one seed heading into the district tournament Thursday, while teammate Meghan Bennett will go as a four seed in singles. “Definitely, we knew we had to win this match,” Larger said. As it turned out, the third time was the charm. “Two years ago, they lost to their teammates (Ciara Sargeant, Morgan Shroyer) and last year they lost to Milton-Union (Andrea Fetters, Sally Trout),” Lehman coach Pippy Booth said. “These girls are good, they now how to think and adjust as the match goes on.” And they certainly had to do that in the second set. After Larger held serve to open the match, there were six straight breaks of serve. After they rallied from 15-30 down on Larger’s serve, with three straight points, they broke Milton’s serve to take the first set. “That was a huge momentum changer for us,” Sargeant said. “We just couldn’t get into any rhythm that first set.” Even more so was the third game of the second set. After dropping the first two games of the set and with Larger serving, the Lehman duo ran off six straight games to win the match. “I was struggling with my first serve,” Sargeant



Saturday, October 8, 2011

■ College Football



■ Cross Country

Prakel takes first at Coldwater race Berger, Lady Tigers second


Braxton Miller and OSU hope to pass a road test Saturday.

OSU, Huskers put tough week behind Meet in first Big Ten game in Memorial Stadium INCOLN, Neb. (AP) — No. 14 Nebraska and Ohio State will play the first Big Ten game at Memorial Stadium on Saturday night and end a stressful week for two of the winningest programs in history. The Cornhuskers (4-1, 0-1) have been facing questions about their underperforming defense after an embarrassing 4817 loss at Wisconsin. Then quarterback Taylor Martinez went public with his frustration over growing criticism of his play. "This week," Nebraska receiver Kenny Bell said, "we're going to find out a lot about our football team." Same goes for Ohio State (3-2, 0-1), which is coming off a 10-7 loss at home to Michigan State. The Buckeyes thought they would get back four top players who were suspended for their involvement in the cash-and-tattoo scandal. But two of those players have to sit out at least the Nebraska game for accepting summer job money. "When things happen, when we lose a game, when other adversities happen, the circle becomes tighter and tighter, and you have to pull closer and closer," Buckeyes coach Luke Fickell said. Nebraska's defensive shortcomings have been a concern for weeks, but they were exposed like never before by Russell Wilson and the Badgers. Coach Bo Pelini, who will be facing his alma mater in Ohio State, figured to spend the week looking for a fix. But a distraction cropped up Monday when Martinez lashed out at fans and media who panned him for throwing three interceptions

against Wisconsin. Martinez complained he gets "ripped" no matter what he does. Pelini laid into reporters after practice Thursday, saying they had created a firestorm around his sophomore quarterback. "You guys trying to get a reaction from him?" Pelini said. "Is this a deliberate thing?" Teammates spoke in support of Martinez and said it was unfair for people to pile on the quarterback. "Next person to say anything about my QB to me, I'm slapping in the face. No warning," Bell tweeted. The Huskers can't afford a loss to the Buckeyes if they hope to control their fate and get to the Big Ten championship game. They were the preseason favorites to win the Legends Division and are a game behind Michigan and Michigan State. "Just like last year, we lost to Texas and still got to the Big 12 championship game, so we know that it is still out there," receiver Brandon Kinnie said. "That's why I believe guys are not giving up at all, pointing fingers or doing anything like that. Staying together is another key thing this week as well. All we have to do is win out and we'll be fine." The Buckeyes had been pointing to the Nebraska game since December, when five-game suspensions were announced for players who accepted cash and free tattoos from a Columbus, Ohio, tattoo parlor owner. The suspensions were supposed to end Saturday. But only two of the four players they expected to get back, offensive lineman Mike Adams and defensive lineman Solomon

Thomas, have been reinstated. Receiver DeVier Posey and running back Daniel Herron will have to sit out at least one more game, along with offensive lineman Marcus Hall. Injuries also have left the Buckeyes shorthanded. Defensive tackle Nathan Williams remains out after arthroscopic knee surgery four weeks ago. Receiver Verlon Reed is done for the year after tearing a knee ligament in last week's loss. The Buckeyes hope receiver Corey "Philly" Brown can play after missing four games with an ankle sprain. Linebacker Andrew Sweat said the season is testing the Buckeyes' wherewithal. "Even if it isn't today or tomorrow, I think it makes us stronger as men, as individuals," Sweat said. "Even if it's not just football, I think the adversity we're facing makes us stronger people. Our strength coaches in the offseason preach mental toughness and try to do things to make you mentally tough. I just think you have to move forward and let the adversity make you stronger." Freshman quarterback Braxton Miller will make his third start and first on the road. The Buckeyes' offense generated just 178 yards and allowed nine sacks against Michigan State. Had they not scored with 10 seconds left, they would have been shut out at home for the first time since 1982. "Braxton is just going to keep getting better every week," center Mike Brewster said. "He's in a tough spot. It's hard for a young guy, but you'd like to see him just keep growing and getting better. Hopefully this is the week for us to take that step."

COLDWATER — Versailes junior Sam Prakel won the Coldwater Invitational Thursday, leading the Tigers to a fifth-place finish. Prakel was clocked in 15:38.90. Other Versailles runners included Sam Subler, 24, 17:13.20; Michael wenig, 29, 17:27.70; Garret Rose, 40, 17:47.20; Tyler Rose, 51, 18:05.30; Matt Subler, 69, 18:25.80; Brian Kramer, 87, 18:48.50; Andrew Slonkosky, 96, 18:57.80; Cole Albers, 98, 18:59.70; Andrew Kramer, 103, 19:06.40; Lee Ruhenkamp, 119, 19:26.0; Brian Blakeley, 121, 19:27.70; Rob Hole, 123, 19:28.80; Ryan Watren, 124, 19:29.20; Chad Pothast, 171, 20:39.20; Brett Berger, 185, 21:13.70; Brice Berger, 197, 21:31.70; Darren Sulber, 210, 21:55.20; Joel Hemmelgarn, 215, 22:16.50; Ben Ahrens, 233, 22:56.70; Carl Klamar, 234, 22:59.50; John Barga, 240, 23:36.40; Jordan Henry, 243, 23:49.60; Ian Lawrence, 246, 24:24.80; Kyle Mangen, 248, 24:26.40; Alex Cordonnier, 251, 24:58.80. Lehman finished 19th. Cavalier runners included Nick Elsner, 61, 18:15.90; Gabe Berning, 133, 19:40.50; Sean Looney, 145, 19:59.90; Eric Jackson, 162, 20:27.70; Ted Jackson, 254, 25:33.0; Gaier, 258, Derek 26:13.20. Bradford took 20th. Bradford runners included Mikey Barga, 105,

19:06.90; Paul Chapman, 147, 20:01.60; Bret Arnett, 164, 20:29.60; Chip Gade, 165, 20:31.30; Ben Karnehm, 182, 21:07.20; Rayce Grigg, 184, 21:13.50; Tyler Atchley, 204, 21:46.40; Hunter Ar205, 21:46.90; nett, Nathan Voisard, 225, 22:46.20; K.C. Fout, 255, 25:41.30. Versailles will run in the Midwest Athletic Conference meet next week, while Bradford will compete in the Cross County Conference meet.

Berger second Versailles senior Tammy Berger finished second in the girls race, leading the Lady Tigers to a second-place finish. She was clocked in 18:36.80, 15 seconds behind Sarah Kanney of Coldwater. Other Versailles runners included Chloe Warvel, 9, 20:04.30; Natalie Grillot, 10, 20:06.80; Hannah Wenig, 25, 20:59.70; Nicole Frantz, 26, 21:01.90; Jacqueline Moorman, 42, 21:24.50; Brooke Pothast, 46, 21:34.0; Jadyn Barga, 48, 21:37.40; Lauren Gehret, 58, 21:58.30; Caitin Brookhart, 62, 22:01.80; Caroline Prakel, 69, 22:22.40; Samatha Gehret, 71, 22:25.40; Ashlyn Brandt, 82, 22:36.50; Grillot, 116, Mary 23:37.40; Megan Heindle, 118, 23:40.80; Kori Oliver, 119, 23:44.10; Allyson Grilliot, 125, 24:05.0; Reagan Mayer, 138, 24:17.20; Kelly Murphy, 142,

24:25.50; Bailey Marshal, 154, 24:40.60; Andrea Luthman, 155, 24:43.60; Macy Drees, 156, 24:48.60; Valerie Francis, 164, 25:05.80; Courtney Anderson, 172, 25:30.60; Emily Stammen, 181, 26:00.40; Morgan Turpen, 184, 26:02.30; Kristin York, 199, 26:52.70; Courtney Lyons, 200, 26:54.50; Megan Keiser, 203, Elizabeth 27:01.50; Knapke, 212, 27:20.90; Samantha Harshbarger, 216, 27:28.10; Amanda Cochran, 219, 27:55.40; Didier, 224, Abbey 28:07.50; Alyssa Barlage, 225, 28:08.10; Ashley Cochran, 249, 31:24.50; Abby Barlage, 256, 33:27.80; Rachel Dapore, 257, 35:10.40. Bradford finished 16th. Lady Railroaders runners included Shay LaFollette, 81, 22:34.70; Gabby Fair, 86, 22:56.70; Bailey Brewer, 101, 23:19.0; Chelsea Dross, 124, 24:03.80; Molli Lavey, 188, 26:17.90; Jayde Mead, 195, 26:42.40; Caitlyn Powell, 226, 28:23.70; Annie Mangta, 227, 28:25.30; Krissy Parke, 241, 30:28.80. Lehman also competed. Lady Cavalier runners included Haleigh Spicer, 79, 22:35.80; Katie Heckman, 139, 24:21.70; Erin Looney, 165, 25:06.20; Emilee Proffitt, 169, 25:21.40. Versailles will run in the Midwest Athletic Conference meet next week, while Bradford will run in the Cross County Conference meet.

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