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Covington F.D. plans open house COVINGTON — The Covington Fire Department will be hosting an open house from 1-4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22. The public is welcome to stop by for a tour of the fire station and to learn more about the Covington Fire Department. Free smoke detector batteries also will be available. For questions, contact the department at 4732101.

Commission story in Thursday’s Call PIQUA — Because of extra early deadlines for a special election insert, look in Thursday’s Daily Call for coverage of Tuesday’s Piqua City Commission meeting coverage.

Covington BOE meets Thursday COVINGTON — The Covington Board of Education will meet in regular session at 6 p.m. Thursday at the board of education office in the Middle School. The board will be honoring retiring first grade teacher Suzanne Bunn. The meeting is open to the public.

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Piqua seeks bond issue OK Voters to decide fate of plan to build three new school buildings

spell hope for those who have waited more than a decade for state money to construct new school buildings. Or eliminate it. “Our staff has done an outstanding job, but despite our efforts to maintain our aged school buildings, we have BY WILL E SANDERS reached a point where patching and reStaff Writer pairing is no longer enough and is not cost effective,” Hanes wrote in a message to voters. “Not PIQUA — Piqua City only does it make financial Schools Superintendent Rick sense, but it will provide Hanes knows opportunities jobs and revenue to our like this only come once in a community at a time of lifetime, which is why he maximum need. … We are says he hopes voters realize literally deciding our future just how big of an opportunity when we cast our ballots on a bond issue that will be on the this bond issue.” Nov. 8 ballot is. The combined 4.92 bond issue and tax The 4.42 mill bond issue awaiting Piqua school district voters on Election levy would collect from 2011 through MIKE ULLERY/STAFF PHOTO Day, in addition an additional .5 mill for 2040 and would fund the local share of Signs have been placed around the community in support classroom facilities — bringing entire See Bond issue/Page 9 of the Piqua City Schools bond issue, millage of the levy to 4.92 mills — could

Search warrant executed Possible violation of new bath salts law prompts investigation

Covington Council approves rezoning Concerns raised about drainage



PIQUA — Authorities with the Piqua-SidneyShelby Tactical Response Team executed a search warrant at a Piqua home located in the 300 block of South Downing Street on Tuesday afternoon after a new state law went into effect this week. The TRT team, which is comprised of police officers with the Piqua and Sidney police departments and the Shelby County Sheriff ’s Office, performed the search at 311 S. Downing St. and found drugs inside the premises. As of Tuesday night, no arrests were made, but Piqua Police Chief Bruce Jamison said the investigation continues. On Monday, the state of Ohio joined more than

COVINGTON — During a meeting attended by an unusually large number of local residents, Covington Village Council voted Monday night to approve a request to rezone two parcels of land at the north end of Pearl Street for the future construction of two homes. At the beginning of the council meeting a hearing was conducted on the proposed rezoning. Jim Larson has requested the rezoning of two lots from conservation to one-family residential. He told council members that future plans call for the construction of homes on the property by his son, David Larson, and his son-in-law, Andy Shaffer.


Members of the Piqua-Sidney-Shelby Tactical Response Team gather outside 311 S. Downing St., Piqua, on Tuesday afternoon as a search warrant is served on the residence. two dozen other states in banning bath salts, synthetic marijuana and similar designer drugs after House Bill 64 passed in the state legislature making the sale, possession or manufacturing of such drugs illegal. No injuries were reported as a result of the search warrant that was conducted. Jamison said the police received information from

the public in investigating and searching the home, in which several people reside. Various substances were seized by police and could be sent to a criminal laboratory for testing, Jamison said. Other drug paraphernalia, including used and unused needles that were found “in almost every room,” also were seized by authorities.

Miami East officials warn of changes if levy fails Deficit projected without new funds BY MELANIE YINGST Ohio Community Media CASSTOWN — During its regular board meeting Monday, Miami East school officials warned parents and community

members that if the district is unable to pass its levy on Nov. 8, the school district would look vastly different. New district part-time treasurer Lisa Fahnke presented the board the district’s five-year forecast, which projects the district will end this fiscal year $576,706 in the red.

Fahnke reminded the board that the district had a financial analysis done by the Ohio Department of Education, which placed the district in fiscal caution. According to the fiveyear forecast, the district’s expenditures continue to See Miami East/Page 2



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Jamison said the new state law banning bath salts is what spurred the investigation, though the department’s first encounter with a bath salt arrest took place early Monday morning — just two hours after the new law took effect. “We did recover enough evidence to notify the landlord to evict the residents,” the police chief said.

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Seitz trial date set SIDNEY — A pretrial has been set for 1:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 21, with the jury trial set to begin Tuesday, Dec. 13 in the new trial for Jamie J. Seitz, 1052 North St., Piqua. Proceedings will take place in Shelby County Commons Pleas Court. Seitz was convicted in May of one count of attempted murder, one count of felonious as-

sault a n d three counts of kidnapping i n connect i o n SEITZ with an incident that occurred See Seitz/Page 9 Paid for by: CFQPS, Lisa Feeser, Treasurer 212 N. Main St., P.O. Box 913, Piqua, OH 45356





Wednesday, October 19, 2011




Betty June Mallery ents and her husband, Mrs. Mallery was preceded in death by one brother and four sisters. She had been a resident of Troy since 1952, and became a member of First Baptist Church, Troy, in 1995. She was very active in ministry at the church having assisted with organizing greeters, preparing meals and serving with the ladies quilting ministry. She also enjoyed sewing and music. During high school in Tennessee, she played on the McMinn girls basketball team and sang in a gospel quartet. Mrs. Mallery was a cook for Troy City Schools for 25 years before her retirement in 1987, and served as a volunteer cook for the athletic program. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, at Baird Funeral Home, Troy with Pastor Doug Magin officiating. Interment will follow in Miami Memorial Park, Covington. Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Acclaim Hospice or First Baptist Church Missions, 53 S. Norwich Road, Troy, OH 45373. Friends may express condolences to the family through

Linda K. Gephart three brothers, Bill Baker of Troy, Bob Baker of Tipp City, and Dick Baker of Covington; one sister, Karen Hawkins of Sidney; and 13 grandchildren, Ashley and Aundrea McDaniel, James McDaniel II, Zack and Dylan Martinez, Jadyn Bair, Aliyah and Davey Wright, Xavier Everhart, Roman and Mirra Gephart, Cody Snyder and Dakota Gephart. In addition to her parents and her husband, Linda was preceded in death by one sister, Janet Cox and one brother, Earl Baker. She was a graduate of Troy High School and a member of AMVETS. She also enjoyed playing cards with family and friends, fishing, bowling and bingo. A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, at Forest Hills Memorial Gardens, Vandalia. Friends may gather at the AMVETS following services at 1 p.m. Friends may express condolences to the family at

Damian Latham. Dick attended Bradford and Piqua high schools. He owned his own business, Herron’s Logging, for 38 years, buying and cutting hardwood timber. He also sold fruit and vegetables in the city of Piqua for several years. He enjoyed hunting and fishing at his home on Lake Loramie. He spent the last 17 winter months in Lady Lake, Fla., on Lake Griffin. He enjoyed going to Shady Bowl Speedway on Saturday nights for the races, spending time with his grandchildren and going to their sporting events. Dick will be sorely missed by his family. Dad and Grandpa, we all love and miss you very much. A graveside funeral service will be conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday, at Forest Hill Cemetery, Piqua, with the Rev. Don Trumbull officiating. Private visitation for the family will be held at the Jamieson & Yannucci Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 2808 Reading Rd., Cincinnati, OH 45206. Condolences to the family may also be expressed through

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Miami East Continued from page 1 climb, outpacing revenues from both state, federal and local sources. According to the report, the forecast predicts the district will be $1.11 million in the red at the end of 2013; $1.467 million at the end of 2014; $1.807 million in the red at the end of 2015; and $2.179 million at the end of 2016. The Nov. 8 ballot issue will seek to convert the district’s current continuing 1 percent traditional income tax to a continuing 1 percent, with an additional 0.75 percent earned income tax. The ballot issue would raise $2.55 million dollars per year of general operating funds through the conversion of the current, continuing 1 percent traditional income tax, coupled with the additional 0.75 percent through the earned income tax. The additional 0.75 percent earned income tax would raise an additional $882,000 per year. Later in the meeting,

Miami East Local Schools Superintendent Dr. Todd Rappold requested parents, community members and families to go to the polls on Nov. 8 as an educated voter. “This district will almost be unrecognizable if this levy fails,” Rappold said, noting that not only music, art and elective programs would be affected, but the individual classrooms as well, to include increasing class sizes. Rappold urged the public to attend a levy information meeting beginning at 6 p.m. at the new high school Sunday.

PIQUA — Suzanne C. Klosterman, 86, of Piqua, died at 6:25 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 16, 2011, at the Upper Valley Medical Center. She was born June 20, 1925, in Piqua to the late Charles and Albertine (Stoll) Hicks. She married Robert L. Klosterman on Aug. 16, 1947; and he survives. Other survivors include a daughter, Mary Ann (Paul) Hoffman of Baton Rouge, La.; four sons, Michael (Lysbeth) Klosterman, Richard (Denise) Klosterman, Bill (Jan) Klosterman all of Piqua, Thomas (Terri) Klosterman of Sidney; 13 grandchildren; nine greatgrandchildren; and two sisters, Sally (Jeff) Combs of Indianapolis, Ind. and Shirley (Jerry) Brant of Kissimmee, Fla. She was preceded in death by a brother, James Hicks. Mrs. Klosterman graduated Piqua Central High School and Stephens College. She was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church, the YWCA of Piqua, and

the Daughters of the American Revolution. In addition to being with her family, she enjoyed playing Bridge and was an avid reader. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Friday at St. Mary Catholic Church with the Rev. Fr. Martin Fox as the Celebrant. Burial will follow at Forest Hill Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 4-7 p.m. Thursday at the Jamieson & Yannucci Funeral Home, where a prayer service will be conducted at 4p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Mary Catholic Church, 528 Broadway, Piqua, OH 45356, YWCA of Piqua, 418 N. Wayne St., Piqua, OH 45356, Hospice of Miami County Inc. P. O. Box 507, Troy, OH 45373 or the Piqua Public Library, 116 W. High St., Piqua, OH 45356. Condolences to the family may also be expressed through

Patricia J. Meyers CENTERVILLE — Patricia J. Meyers, 86, of Centerville, passed away at 7:05 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 15, 2011, at the Hospice of Dayton. She was born March 17, 1925, in Walnut, Iowa to the late William and Viola (Bees) Riley. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Meyers on April 13, 1994; granddaughter, Kristine Tatol; and son-inlaw, Walter Tatol. Mrs. Meyers is survived by a daughter, Roberta J.

Tatol of Centerville; and grandson, Robert Tatol and wife Christine of Dayton. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Baird Funeral Home in Troy with the Rev. Allen Marheine officiating. Burial will follow in Riverside Cemetery, Troy. Friends may call on the family one hour prior to the service at the funeral home, from 1-2 p.m. Friends may express condolences to the family through

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TROY — Linda K. Gephart, 64, of Troy, passed away at 10:36 a.m. Monday, Oct. 17 2011, at Upper Va l l e y Medical Center, T r o y after an e x tended GEPHART illness. She was born on July 2, 1947, in Troy to the late Guy and Dorothy (Pike) Baker. Her husband, Roger Allen Gephart preceded her in death on Jan. 11, 1996. She is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law, Cindy and Jim McDaniel of Xenia, Mindy and Ron Bair of Casstown, Nikki and Jerrod Wright of Fletcher, and Wendy Gephart and Michael Stambaugh of Troy; son and daughter-in-law, Dusty and Trisha Gephart of New Lebanon; significant other, Carl Moore;

MINSTER — Dick Lee Herron, 75, of Minster, formerly of Piqua, died at 6 : 3 7 p . m . Monday, Oct. 17, 2011, at Miami Va l l e y Hospit a l , Dayton. H e HERRON w a s born April 20, 1936, in Piqua, to the late Stanley and Alma (Gump) Herron. He married Goldie Tamplin on Jan. 3, 1953, in Liberty, Ind.; she survives. Mr. Herron also is survived by four daughters, Becky (Dennis) Latham of Piqua, Tammy (Chris) Burnside of Piqua, Dawn (Rick) Christy of Houston, and Kimberly Jo Herron of Hendersonville, Tenn.; a sister, Diana Lindsey of Covington; two brothers, Dan Herron of Piqua and Bob (Shirley) Herron of Covington; 10 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and two g r e a t - g r e a t grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a sister, Joan Herron; two brothers, David and Jerry Herron; and a great-grandson,

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TROY — Betty June Mallery, 86, of Troy, passed away at 4:55 a.m. Monday, Oct. 17, 2011, at SpringMeade HealthCenter, T i p p City. S h e w a s b o r n Dec. 22, MALLERY 1924, in Cleveland, Tenn., to the late James Frederick and Mattie (Brooks) Hicks. She married Leo H. Mallery in 1952, and he preceded her in death on Oct. 27, 1979. Survivors include her two daughters and sonsin-law, Linda J. and Carlos Bicho of Punta Gorda, Fla. and Patricia and Steve Robinson of Marathon; one son and daughter-in-law, Daniel and Diane Mallery of Troy; four grandchildren, Anthony Ross Mallery of Columbus, Derek Joseph Mallery of Troy, Ryan S. Robinson of Hillsboro, and Randi J. Robinson of Marathon; three great-grandchildren, Braydon Childress, Landon Childress and Greyson Childress; one niece, Connie Elliot of Niota, Tenn. and one nephew, Billie Joe McDowell of Cleveland, Tenn. In addition to her par-

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Beginning computer classes set at UVCC

PIQUA — Beginning computer classes will be offered at the UVCC — Applied Technology Center, located at 8901 Looney Road in Piqua. Both morning and evening classes will offer adult students flexibility with job and family schedules. The morning class will operate from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Wednesdays while the evening class will operate from 6– 9 p.m. Thursdays. Each session will meet once a week for three weeks. The dates of the next available daytime classes are (Wednesdays) Nov. 2, 9 and 16. Dates for the evening classes are (Thursdays) Nov. 3, 10 and 17. The cost of the beginning computer class is $50 per student, which includes the cost of class materials. Some discounts available – please call for details. Registrations are being taken now for both morning and evening classes. To register for classes or request more information, call 778-8419 or 1-800-5896963.


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Showers remain in forecast An area of low pressure moves from the southwest right over Ohio the next two days. This means rain is likely through Thursday. By today, the low pressure spins around the Miami Valley increasing winds and rain coverage. Some areas may pick up more than an inch of rain from this three-day event. The weather improves by the start of the weekend. High: 52 Low: 44.





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Austin Sell and Chelsea Broughman were crowned Bradford homecoming king and queen Friday night.The Railroaders played Miami East in the homecoming game.

PIQUA — The Small Business Development Center at Edison Community College is presenting a workshop on Buying/Selling a Business on Thursday, Oct. 27 at the Piqua campus in Room 500, North Hall. The event will run from 2– 4 p.m. and will be presented by Jerry Alexander, C.B.A., of the Edison SBDC. The workshop is free. This session will critique the capability of a business to pay for itself in an acquisition, as well as a review of methods of current business owners to help finance the sale of their business. “No money down” approaches to buying a business and management transition upon purchase or sale of a business also will be covered. Non-compete agreements related to business purchase/sale will be discussed, in addition to other concerns when buying or selling a business. For further information or to register, contact the Edison SBDC at 937-381-1525.

Dispose of leaves at the city compost facility free

PIQUA — In an effort to assist residents with their leaf pick-up, the city of Piqua will allow residents to dispose of their leaves free of charge. Starting on Oct. 17 through Dec. 16, residents may take their leaves to the city compost facility, should residents not wish to wait on their scheduled leaf pick-up date by city crews. Residents may contact the street department to schedule a time to take their leaves to the compost facility. Normally, the cost to dispose of leaves is $10 per truck or trailer load. But in an

effort to assist residents as well as city crews, this fee will be waived during this time period. The more residents that participate in this program, the more beneficial it will be for residents and city crews. This will allow residents to remove their leaves at their convenience, which will free up parking spaces in residential areas, keep leaves from collecting in storm sewer systems, and allow city crews more time to work on street related issues. The city is hoping to get a multitude

of residents to participate in this new program, which is a win-win for all involved. All leaves collected will be composted and sold next spring and summer as compost for gardens and flower beds. It is a very nutrient rich product that resembles top soil. The city has been composting leaves, and making mulch at this facility since 2003.

All leaves brought to the facility must be free of brush, bushes or any type of wood. Those items may also be taken to the compost facility for a nominal fee. The facility is located on Piqua-Troy Road, approximately a mile and a half south of Garnsey Street. For questions or scheduling call the street department at 778-2095.

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Boehner says House takes action to aid job creation here is no more urgent task right now for either party in Washington than helping our economy get back to creating jobs. President Obama has offered a plan he believes will support job creation in the United States. My colleagues and I in the House have offered a plan as well: the Plan for America’s Job Creators, available online at, which we first put forth publicly back in May. I believe the American people expect us to look for common ground between these two plans, find the things we can agree on, and get them done. In September, we told President Obama we would consider his plan, and pledged we would take action on any elements of that plan that could attract bipartisan consensus. We asked that in return, he give similar consideration to the Republican job creation plan, which we would also continue work on simultaneously. We’ve kept our word. In the weeks since the president presented his latest jobs plan to Congress, we have moved a steady stream of jobs legislation. Some of the bills we’ve passed are included in the president’s jobs agenda, and represent areas of common ground between congressional Republicans and the White House. Others are bills from our own agenda that enjoy bipartisan support in the House. • We’ve passed multiple bills aimed at halting excessive federal regulations JOHN BOEHNER that are hampering small business job creation in our 8th District Congressman country. These bills have bipartisan support in Congress. Hamilton-based SMART Papers and Cincinnati-based Hilltop Concrete are among the many employers in our region that have said such action is needed to stop American jobs from being lost or shipped overseas. • We’ve passed a veterans hiring measure that is an important element of the jobs plan the president has been urging Congress to pass. The legislation is now awaiting action by the U.S. Senate. • We’ve passed long-delayed free trade agreements with Colombia, Panama and South Korea that will create new American jobs and open new markets for American products, including many products created in our district. Alan Wuebker — whose family farm in Darke County produces hogs, corn, soybeans, alfalfa, and wheat – was my guest in the House chamber recently for an address by the president of South Korea marking passage of these agreements, which will help to boost the economies of both countries. • And later this month, we’ll vote on another jobs measure that is included in both the president’s agenda and ours — a bill to fix an IRS rule that is impeding job creation by wrongly imposing a 3 percent tax on businesses of all sizes that interact with the federal government. We’ll also vote before the end of the year on a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution. If passed by Congress and ratified by the states, such an amendment will provide certainty to American job creators of all sizes. By enforcing the tough caps we placed on future government spending this year in exchange for granting President Obama an increase in the nation’s debt limit, a balanced budget amendment will ensure the expansion of our government is kept in check, giving the economy the relief needed to heal and return to creating jobs. Many Democrats support the idea of a balanced budget amendment. By endorsing such a measure, President Obama could put it over the top. This is an area where presidential leadership can make all the difference. What won’t help to end the jobs crisis in America is political gamesmanship. I was disappointed to hear the president say recently that he hasn’t yet seen a job creation plan from Republicans. The reality, of course, is that we have a plan, and we’re acting on it — and it even shares some common elements with the president’s own proposals. By removing government barriers to economic growth, we can liberate our economy and get America working again. My colleagues and I in the House are doing everything we possibly can to make this happen. We’re ready to work with the president, and we hope the president will work with us.


Letters to the Editor

Voters urged to take tour of buildings To the Editor: Last Monday, I had the opportunity to tour Springcreek Primary School. It was built in 1922, and is the oldest building in the Piqua School District. It was eyeopening, to say the least. Our district has done a yeoman’s job maintaining our school buildings, but the buildings are certainly showing their age and they are in desperate need of huge amounts of repairs. Very expensive repairs to still old buildings. None of our elementary buildings meet State codes and regulations. The district is opening its buildings to the public this week. I urge the voters of the Piqua School District to attend one or more of the “Between the Walls Tours” and to see for themselves why we need to take advantage of the money the State of Ohio is offering us at this time

for three new, cost effective, energy efficient, technologically up to date, handicap accessible buildings. Building tours are scheduled as follows: Oct. 19, Favorite Hill Primary at 6 p.m.; Oct. 24, Bennett Intermediate at 6:30 p.m., Oct. 25, High Street Primary at 6:30 p.m.; Oct. 27, Wilder Intermediate at 6:30 p.m.; and Nov. 1, Washington Intermediate at 6:30 p.m. Take a tour and be an informed voter by looking at the current conditions of our present facilities and see if you agree with me that supporting the Piqua School bond issue and tax levy is the right thing to do. This is Piqua’s “Opportunity of a Lifetime!” Please vote for the Piqua bond issue on Nov. 8. —Darlene Bayman Piqua

‘Make a difference’ on Nov. 8 To the Editor: On Nov. 8 we all have an opportunity of a lifetime to make a difference. On Nov. 8 we all have the opportunity to cast a “yes” vote for our Piqua City Schools construction project. Never before have I been given an opportunity like this one where I can make a difference in providing our community with new buildings that will save us millions. Never before have we as a community been provided with 47 percent of the funding for our construction project which will allow a homeowner the opportunity to provide three new schools in our district for less than the cost of a cup of coffee a day! No one ever moves into a home thinking that they will live there for 60, 70, or 80 years. Right now our “newest” school building is 56 years old. We need new fa-

cilities and we need them at a time when the state is funding 47 percent These old school facilities are costing the district, which are us the community and taxpayers, much more in the long run than three new buildings will cost us. When will we ever have a chance again to provide three new buildings with one of them being built on land purchased for $1 and the other two being built on land already owned by the school district and will allow the students to remain in their current location until the new buildings are ready. On Nov. 8 we all have an opportunity of a lifetime to make a difference. Vote “yes” for the proposed bond issue and tax levy for the Piqua City Schools District. —Kathy Sherman Piqua

Residents say vote twice for Fess To the Editor: This letter is to encourage the voters of Piqua to re-elect Lucy Fess as both commissioner and mayor on Nov. 8. Lucy has exhibited her dedication to the citizens of the city of Piqua over the past several years and her experience is valuable to the city. We have known Lucy throughout most of her life and know first hand how much she loves and support the city of Piqua. It is our understanding that one of her opponents was with the P.O.I.N.T. group during the failed attempt to unseat 80 percent of our city commissioners earlier this year. She

demonstrated class and strength during that difficult time and our citizens were smart enough to overcome that challenge. We need a strong person in the positions of mayor and commissioner at this critical time in the city of Piqua and one who is willing to go the extra mile to support the best interests of the citizens of the city of Piqua. Lucy Fess is that person. Please join us in showing your support by voting twice for Lucy Fess as both mayor and commissioner. —Chris and Arlene Evans Piqua

Reasons cited for passing Piqua levy

To the Editor: Our community has been given a golden opportunity this Nov. 8 to make a decision that will positively affect our lives, the lives of our children and community for years to come. It truly is “Piqua’s opportunity of a lifetime.” There are several aspects of this opportunity that makes sense to me. First, the consolidation of eight schools to three schools is a great move. This saves our school district millions of our tax dollars which will affect everyone in the future. It is an intelligent decision by our elected officials. Second, this project will bring some needed jobs to our community at a time when jobs are Boehner represents Ohio’s 8th District, which in- a premium. Third, we are able to pay for cludes all of Darke, Miami, and Preble counties, most of this project with low interest loan Butler and Mercer counties, and the northeastern cor- which will save every tax payer in the ner of Montgomery County. community. Finally, the state of Ohio is

providing 47 percent of the construction bill. These are just a few of the benefits of this golden opportunity. We will also have new facilities with up to date technology in the classrooms for our teachers and students. We will be competitive with other school districts. Everyone benefits from this project. I commend our school board for their diligent work on this project. They have provided our community with a golden opportunity. The passage of this project makes sense. Piqua City Schools should change their motto to “Great Schools, Great Value” in the future. Please vote “yes” on Nov. 8 to ensure the future for the children of our community. —Larry and Lisa Butt Piqua

To the Editor: Piqua City Schools have been an integral part of our lives. We attended High Street and Spring Street schools, Wilder Junior High and are graduates of Piqua Central High School. We went on to college then came back to reside in Piqua. Gail was a teacher at Favorite Hill School for 30 years and still volunteers there. Steve has been a local businessman for more than 30 years and volunteers to read at Nicklin Learning Center. We support Piqua City Schools both financially and with our attendance at school functions and athletic events. We have two sons who also attended Piqua City Schools from elementary to graduation from Piqua High School. Our younger son was in the first class at Piqua Junior High School. After having been in a crowded classroom of 30 students at Washington School, he was thrilled to be at a brand new school with lots of space and smaller class sizes. Both sons, Ryan and Drew, took Advanced Placement classes at Piqua High School; these prepared them for college and even enabled them to forego some college courses. Each played sports but more importantly were scholar athletes and received academic scholarships at their respective colleges. This proves they were each well educated in Piqua City Schools. We enthusiastically support the Piqua City Schools bond levy and want Piqua’s students to get the new schools they deserve! We will be voting “Yes” and encourage you to do the same. —Gail and Steve Staley Piqua

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DEAR ABBY: I have been dating “Carmen” for a few years, but in the last year she has started becoming violent when we are having an argument. I think this is domestic abuse, but she claims it isn’t because I’m a man. I’m not someone who can take abuse without repercussions. I’m like a mirror. If someone brings violence into my life, I reflect it back on them. So far, I have restrained my instincts — but eventually I know Carmen will cross the line and I’m going to snap. I have the potential to hurt her badly. I have tried everything to make Carmen understand how I feel, but she continues to insist it doesn’t matter because I’m so much bigger and stronger than she is. When she hits me, it doesn’t hurt physically, but the anger I feel is indescribable. I’m at the end of my rope and considering breaking up with her before I hurt her. I don’t want to end the relationship, but I think it’s the only way to make her see things from my perspective. Or should I call the cops the next time she hits me? — BRUISED AND ABUSED BOYFRIEND

TROY — The Troy-Hayner Cultural Center, 301 W. Main St., Troy, presents this season’s first chamber concert performance in October. Dr. Randall S. Paul will perform a clarinet recital at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 25. The concert is presented free and open to the public. Paul is a performer, scholar, and educator. He has performed as a soloist at the International Clarinet Association Convention, the Oklahoma Clarinet Symposium, The International Flute Association Convention, and the World Saxophone Congress. His performances have taken him as far as the Virgin Islands, Canada, Korea, China, and Japan. He has performed solo recitals throughout the U.S. including numerous prestigious venues including, The High Museum of Art in Atlanta, the Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center, the Lincoln Center Bruno Walter Auditorium, and twice at Carnegie Hall. His debut performance at Carnegie Hall received critical acclaim in The New York Times. Paul has more than 20 years of professional regional orchestra experience performing as guest principal clarinetist with The Utica Philharmonic (NY) the Dayton

Advice lonely. I have multiple health issues and struggle with money. I need someone to talk with about me and how I’m feeling. Whenever I find a counselor, member of the clergy, teacher, etc., I end up BEING the counselor, teacher, listener, whatever. Living in a small town, it’s almost impossible to find anyone who doesn’t know me or my family. I went to a minister and ended up taking him to an AA meeting. I went to a counselor at a nearby university; she began asking me for advice about her health. I’m hesitant to try to find someone online. I’m not looking for a lover or an “adventure” — just someone to talk with. My batteries are constantly being drained and opportunities to recharge are few and far between. I’m not asking for much, just someone to be there for me the way I am for many others. I tried talking with my wife about this, but she’s so emotionally insecure that even thinking I want someone else to talk with upsets her. Please help me. — LONELY IN A CROWD

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Brukner hosts Haunted Woods for kids TROY — The Brukner Nature Center will host a kid-friendly Haunted Woods Saturday and Sunday and Oct. 29-30. Area families are invited to come enjoy an evening filled with a guided walk, live wildlife and costumed characters. Guides will lead visitors along the gently rolling, luminary-lit trail and stop at five stations along the way so families can learn about the wild creatures of the night. This year the center will be introducing two new characters sure to be a hit with preschool and elementary-aged kids, parents and grandparents alike. Other activities include free face painting, crafts and games, storytime at a campfire plus cookies and cider after the hike. And this year Brukner will introduce a kids’ costume “contest” where everyone’s a winner. Kids

The Brukner Nature Center near Troy will host a kid-friendly Haunted Woods the weekends of Oct. 22-23 and Oct. 29-30. are encouraged to dress up as their favorite wild animal when they come for Haunted Woods, have their picture taken in the library. The photos will be displayed in the meeting room for family and

Sudoku Puzzle Notrump contracts frequently feature a race between declarer and the defenders for the establishment of tricks. The time factor is often crucial, as illustrated by this deal where South was in three

notrump. West led a spade, and South took East’s jack with the queen. Declarer crossed to dummy with a heart and returned the jack of clubs, hoping to lose the trick to West, who could not harm him with a spade return. But East smartly went up with the ace of clubs and returned the eight of spades. West’s spades thus became established before South could set up his clubs, and the contract went down one. In effect, East-West won the race against time. However, South could and should have won the race. He should have realized at the start that the only real threat was the

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DEAR BRUISED AND ABUSED: You may not want to, but it’s time to end the relationship before something happens you both regret. Your relationship with Carmen isn’t a healthy one. You will land in jail if you respond the way it appears she wants you to. Please think ahead — if Carmen resorts to violence when she becomes upset with you, then she very likely will with any children you would have together. She may think her abusive behavior is normal because this was the environment in which she was raised. But we both know it’s not — it’s a huge red flag. Run!


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End-of-the-season pears perfect for this delicious bread October 17 is always a reminder to me of my parents anniversary. They were happily married for 42 years before Dad’s passing away in 2000. We still miss them dearly but they left us many good memories. Meanwhile, we received the sad news of the death of Joe’s cousin Ben’s wife Salome. She was only 46 years old and that dreaded cancer overtook her. Our sympathy goes to the family. They lost a son some time ago from a fall while working on construction. The funeral is on Wednesday and we hope to find a way to attend. Lots and lots of leaves have been raked around here. Saturday was a windy day and blew away a lot of our leaves, which made us all happy. Last week, Kevin, 6, brought home a pumpkin from school and wanted me to carve a face in it for him. I told him I don’t have time but he didn’t give up until I took time and carved one in for him. I lit a candle inside and he was proud of his little pumpkin. My husband Joe shelled all the remaining popcorn from our garden. The harvest wasn’t as much as we thought it would be. I think maybe I planted it too close. This is the first year we tried growing popcorn. Do any of your readers have suggestions on how to grow the best popcorn? We still have plenty to enjoy for quite a few times. Joe popped some on Saturday to see how it tastes and it tasted very good. Friday afternoon Uncle

LOVINA EICHER The Amish Cook Joe and Betty stopped in for a short visit. Betty always brings bananas for Kevin. She knows that he likes them and when he got home from school and saw the bananas he said “Joe and Betty were here!” Joe and Betty planned to spend the weekend here in Michigan. They were here on Saturday evening for supper. Also here were my sister Emma, Jacob, and family, my sisters Verena and Susan and my daughter’s friend, Timothy. On the menu was fried chicken, mashed potatoes, and gravy, corn, cheese, green peppers, and hot peppers, bread, butter, green tomato jam, chips, ice cream, watermelon, and peanut butter dessert. Our winter supply of coal was delivered on Friday. It is always a relief once you know you have coal to keep the house warm during the winter months. We have been hearing that we might have a bad winter so it is good to be prepared. We heat our house from a hopper-fed coal stove in the basement. We heat all three stories of our house so it takes a lot of coal for a winter. I am glad that the basement is heated during the winter months to help dry the clothes. So far we have not had to

start our stove yet. We like to try to put it off as long as we can. The heat from our propane lights feels good on these chilly mornings. It usually puts off enough heat to take the chill out of the house. The thermometer this morning shows 42 degrees but it looks like the sun is coming up now which should warm things up. We are hoping for a nice laundry day today. This afternoon we plan to pick potatoes up out of a big field close to Emma and Jacob’s. We are hoping we are going to be able to pick up enough to supply us for most of the winter. With the harvesting of pears wrapping up for the season, I thought I’d share this delicious pear bread recipe with you readers. HOMEMADE PEAR BREAD 3 cups flour 1/4 teaspoon baking powder 1 tablespoon cinnamon 3/4 cup oil 2 cups sugar 2 cups peeled and grated pears 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon salt 1 cup pecans 3 eggs, beaten 2 teaspoons vanilla Preheat oven to 350. In a large mixing bowl, combine dry ingredients until evenly mixed. Then in a small, separate bowl, combine liquid ingredients together and then blend in with the dry ingredients. Pour into two lightly greased loaf pans. Bake for 1 hour and 15 minutes. Yield two loaves. Cool for 2 minutes before removing from pans.



Dorothy Love hosts lunch for vets SIDNEY — Dorothy Love Retirement Community is inviting veterans and their spouses to the Dorothy Love campus on Nov. 3 for a complimentary lunch beginning at 12 p.m. in the Oak Tree Dining Room, and a AARP Refresher Course beginning at 12:30 p.m. in the Amos Community Center. This is free to all veterans and their spouses. Crowded roads, aggressive drivers, and even eyesight that is not what is used to be can spell trouble on the road, which is why Dorothy Love Retirement Community is offering the AARP Refresher Course, designed especially for drivers 50 and over. There is no teaching how to drive — just a reminder how to survive. There is no driving, and no written test to hand in.

It is a good way to recover from many years of bad driving habits. Newly updated and revised, the AARP Refresher Course can help meet challenges faced daily on today’s roads. In lively discussion groups, participants will learn: • Defensive driving techniques, new traffic laws and rules of the road • How to adjust to agerelated changes in vision, hearing and reaction time • How to deal with aggressive drivers • How medications may affect driving • How to safely use anti-lock brakes, air bags and safety belts • And more Other discussion will center on changes that have taken place on the road and with insurance, including: • Other drivers, cars,

traffic laws, highways and ourselves have changed. Normal changes caused by aging, perhaps bad habits developed over time or new distractions. • The Ohio Department of Aging says that brushing up on driving safety can help older drivers overcome issues relating to driving skills and recommends this course. • Many insurance companies give a premium discount for taking this course. • This is a classroom course with no driving, no test results, only self-evaluation. During the break, participants will enjoy ice cream sundaes and door prizes. All participants will receive a Certificate of Completion. Pre-registration is required by calling Lu Ann Presser at 937-497-6542.

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Angry young man Dear Grandparenting: I have a problem with anger. Actually it’s my grandson’s anger and I don’t know how to handle it. I was raised in a family where nobody fought, mainly because my mother always gave into my father. Anyway, for better or worse, I have not been exposed to anger much during my lifetime. I don’t like to associate with angry people. Anger upsets me and throws me off balance. My daughter’s family has moved in with me to save us all money. They have a 15-year old son. Sean is an angry young man. Sometimes he goes off on me. Sometimes he blows up at his parents. I am always scared that something I do or say

TOM & DEE HARDIE KEY KIDDER Columnists will set Sean off. Can you give me some advice about how to manage this situation? I don’t think my grandson is evil, but he’s a lot more comfortable with expressing his anger than anyone I’ve ever met. How can I make this stop? Call me Lost, Frederick, Md.

Dear Lost: When you’re dealing with adolescents, anger often becomes a reality to accept, not a problem to eliminate. It seems probable you’ve been thrust into your grandson’s struggle to break free from parental authority; like all resurrections, it gets messy, and spills over onto bystanders like yourself. Angry young granddaughters commonly vent through crying, but angry young grandsons are more apt to act out loudly and aggressively. It can certainly shock one’s system when they turn on you; the trick is to manage their anger constructively and not let it trigger a reaction that intensifies conflict.

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New practitioners ready to serve area SIDNEY — Wilson Memorial Hospital, in conjunction with the Sidney-Shelby County Chamber of Commerce, held a reception Oct. 6 to introduce new practitioners that have joined its medical staff over the past year. With nearly 200 guests in attendance, the event, held at the Piqua Country Club, included local business representatives, community leaders, physicians, hospital donors and key Wilson Memorial staff. Tom Boecker, president and CEO of Wilson Memorial Hospital, made a special presentation recognizing the new providers. “They say that a hospital is only as good as its staff and that is what brings us together this evening,” he said. “To honor and recognize the newest members of our medical staff. The hospital administration and board of trustees focus a great deal of attention and resources in attracting quality providers to serve the community. It’s one of the most important jobs we have.” The physicians who joined Wilson Memorial’s


Tom Boecker, president/CEO of Wilson Memorial Hospital, Dr. Frederick Simpson, family medicine and Dr. Wade Smith (honored physician), emergency medicine, chat during the hospital’s 2011 New Physician Reception. medical staff over the past year and were recognized at this year’s event include: • Hillarie L. Amburgey, D.P.M., Podiatry • Cecilia W. Banga, D.O., OB/GYN • Jeffrey L. Carlson, D.P.M., Podiatry • Safet O. Hatic, D.O., Orthopedic Surgery • Wade G. Smith, D.O., Emergency Medicine Also recognized this year were certified nurse practitioners that either recently joined or ex-

panded their role at the hospital. They are: • Abigail Fischer, C.P.N.P., Pediatrics • Dorothy Gariety, C.N.P., Urgent Care/Occupational Health Services Cindy Parziale, • C.N.P., Family Medicine • Brenda Wills, C.N.P., Urgent Care For more information on these providers or any others, visit Or, call the hospital referral line at (937) 498-5334.

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questions in personalized sessions. Participants will receive information and an opportunity to participate in door prize drawings. Breast cancer claims more than 40,000 lives per year in the U.S. and is second only to lung cancer in the number of cancer deaths in women. The American Cancer Society guidelines for early detection of breast cancer include: yearly mammogram starting at age 40; clinical breast exam every three years

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Fall concert set at Piqua High School PIQUA — The PHS Choral Department will present its annual Fall Concert at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 25, in the Hartzell Center for the Performing Arts. The choirs are under the direction of Tom Westfall. Accompanying the choirs will be Brenda Vetter, music department educational aide. Performing on the concert will be the Women’s Chorus, doing “Jubilate Deo,” the spiritual “Didn’t My Lord Deliver Daniel,” and a Slovakian traditional lullaby, “Dobru Noc,” which means “Good Night.” The Men’s Chorus will perform “Sing Now, Ye Sons of Art,” a piece from the “Birthday Ode for Queen Mary” (1694). Guest student soloist will be trumpet, Aaron Van Pelt. The chorus will also perform “There Is Nothin’ Like A Dame” from the musical “South Pacific.”

Student soloists in this number are Ian Supinger, Brandon Pummell, Austin Collett, and Rob Spiggle. The Men’s Chorus will close their portion of the concert with OSU and Piqua school songs. The Concert Choir will perform the challenging “Salmo 150,” (Psalm 150) by Aguiar, “Domine Deus” by Gray, and “I Will Lift My Eyes,” which the choir performed for the Piqua 9/11 Day of Remembrance in September. The Concert Choir will close with a new spiritual, “Hold Steady.” Student soloists in this number are Sierra Iddings, Annie Finfrock, Brandon Newbright, and Isaac Hale. The concert is free and open to the public. For more information, call the PHS office at 7736413 during school hours.

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Jerseys and Jeans to take place Oct. 29 Editor’s Note: This is the second of a three-part series on the history of the Piqua Education Foundation and its upcoming Celebration of Education dinner. PIQUA — The Piqua Education Foundation will hold its annual Celebration of Education dinner, Jerseys and Jeans, at 6 p.m. Oct. 29, at the Piqua Country Club. This yearly event will honor the Piqua City School Teacher of the Year as well as recognizing the accomplishments of many of its students. Founded in 1984, the Piqua Education Foundation (PEF) is a non profit organization that seeks contributions to benefit students attending Piqua City Schools. It provides scholarships for deserving students and awards education grants to encourage teacher and student creativity and achievement. Each year the PEF has been able to increase the amount of money being distributed to students. This year PEF is proud to have awarded 161 students more than $220,000. From humble beginnings the PEF has been

able to increase the amount of scholarship money available to students. “We are pleased and proud to be able to provide this kind of support for our students and teachers. Given the nature of the economy right now, it is even more impressive,” said current president Dr. Doug Hulme. Through the years, the list of donors has grown. One of the earliest and longest donations is from the Carl Felger Trust Fund. Mr. Carl Felger was born and reared in Covington, graduating from Covington High School in 1919. Mr. Felger graduated from Wittenberg University with a bachelor of arts degree and received his juris doctor from the University of Cincinnati College of Law in 1932. In 1941, he was elected Probate and Juvenile Judge serving in that capacity until 1948, when he resigned to enter a law firm in Piqua with the late George M. Berry and William M. McCulloch. He practiced law in that firm, now known as McCulloch, Felger, Fite and Gutmann

Co., L.P.A.., continuously from that time until his death. In 1983, he was honored by the Ohio State Bar Foundation by receiving the Foundation Honor for Service to the Public for Fifty Years The award is given annually to an attorney for service and contributions to his profession and community. Mr. Felger was only the 20th recipient of the award. Judge Felger had a distinguished career in public and community service. He served as a trustee of the Miami County YMCA for 40 years. He also served on the Board of Governors of Dettmer Hospital from 1966 to 1983, and was instrumental in the creation of the hospital by his assistance in litigation to secure the funds from the estate of Jacob Dettmer. One of his contemporaries said of him, “He had devoted his entire life to making Miami County a good place to live. He has practiced his profession with integrity and distinction and he has made outstanding contributions to the social and

service needs of our community. Few others are of his caliber.” A Celebration of Piqua Education is an evening to promote the positive accomplishments of the students and staff from Piqua and a way to say thank you to the loyal supporters of the PEF. Your support will allow the PEF to continue to provide financial assistance to deserving high school graduates to help ensure their collegiate pursuits. Reservations for Jerseys and Jeans may be made by contacting Mindy Greggerson at 773-4321 or The cost is $50 per person. The event will be from 6-9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29 at the Piqua Country Club. Dress is casual and all are encouraged to wear their favorite team jersey or other sports apparel. Proceeds from this event are donated to the Piqua Education Foundation, PEF a non-profit organization that provides scholarships to selected graduating seniors and post-graduates, educational grants to teachers, and supports special activities for Piqua City School students.

Miami East FFA holds fruit fundraiser CASSTOWN — The Miami East FFA Chapter is now holding their annual fruit fundraiser. The FFA will be selling Washington Red Delicious apples, Washington Golden Delicious apples, Ohio Red Delicious apples, Ohio Golden Delicious apples, navel oranges, tangelos, pears, pineapples, pink

grapefruit, mixed fruit, and peanuts. The fruit is sold in full and half boxes. The FFA also is offering a variety of cheeses, including colby, Swiss, marble, pepper jack, and horseradish,

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Link’s Beef Steaks in original or teriyaki flavors. You will receive 12 1 ounce steaks for $12. The Miami East FFA chapter will be selling from now though Nov. 18. Delivery will be the first full in December. Contact any FFA member or call Miami East High School at 335-7070, ext. 3212.


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Obituaries three new ones. Should the measure gain majority favor, the preliminary plans call for three new schools to be built: two pre-kindergarten through third grade schools, each located at the current Washington and Springcreek school sites; and a fourth through sixth grade school at the grounds of the former Piqua Memorial Hospital site. Those proposed schools would then join the Piqua Junior High and Piqua High schools to form the rest of the school district. With tax valuation at 35 percent, the levy would cost the owner of a $100,000 home $150.68 annually, or $12.56 a month. In addition to construction costs, the money col-

lected through the levy includes the demolition of the old buildings. The levy proposal is similar to those in neighboring school districts that have been on a waiting list to receive state funds from Ohio’s school facilities commission. But, in order to have access to the money, the tax levy needs to be passed. School officials say they have waited for more than a decade for this opportunity. School officials also said rebuilding and consolidating schools in the Piqua district, from 10 schools down to 5, will save millions to the taxpayer during the duration of the levy’s run. However, if the levy is not passed, the state funding could disappear. “With such high stakes

in this opportunity of a lifetime, it’s key that every Piqua citizen carefully study this proposal,” Hanes in his message. “If we reject the state money, it will go to other communities and Piqua taxpayers will wind up paying the full cost of this needed program sometime in the future.” Additionally, Hanes said the levy was a great opportunity from the standpoint of reducing operating costs school officials expect with consolidating schools and building new ones. “When you look carefully, at some point this project is going to need to get done and with the help of the state, it goes back to ‘pay a little now or pay a lot later,’” Hanes said. “It’s a great opportunity.”

and Zoning for approval to move forward with the home construction. “I don’t think the site plan is going to make all that water go away,” Tobias said. However, he did say that the site plan will make sure “that property doesn’t add to the problem.” It was noted that any future site plan will be considered at a Planning and Zoning Commission that will be open to the public. Although Mayor Ed McCord said earlier in the hearing that he didn’t think action would be taken on the rezoning, but after council reconvened in regular session, members voted to approve the rezoning request. Earlier in Monday’s meeting, McCord presented certificates of appreciation to members of the Covington-Newberry Historical Association for their work to preserve the community’s history and traditions. Receiving the certificates were Mary Nickel, Dixie Harnish and

Mark Shilling. “Mary is the real driving force of the historical society,” McCord said in presenting Nickel with her award. Council heard a comprehensive presentation by Larry Johnson, vice president of the Hylant Group based in Sharonville, on his review of village property and liability insurance coverage. Johnson said his review, with the help of village employees, surveyed all village properties and equipment. He then assessed the village’s current insurance coverage to see if changes were needed. Johnson said in many cases it was determined that the village did not have sufficient coverage and adjustments were made. Council member Chip Shaffer noted the changes nearly doubled the village’s coverage, but only increased the total premium from $22,199 to $26,765. “You’re talking about a pretty big amount of

money,” Shaffer said of the additional coverage that now stands at $13.5 million. Council authorized McCord to enter into an agreement to extend the village’s coverage for another month until village officials, including the Covington Board of Public Affairs, have a chance to review all the changes. Final action is expected during a council meeting in November. In other action council: • Gave first reading to a revised village income tax ordinance. • Accepted the resignation of Chris Alexander as a member of the Covington Fire Department and approved the reinstatement of Nick Meyer, who is rejoining the department. • Approved hiring Jeremy Yingst as a part-time employee during the absence of village employee Ben Vincent, who suffered a sports-related injury. • Approved a contract with SMS proTech Maintenance at a cost of $207.

Covington Continued from page 1 He said a definite timetable has not been for set the construction of the homes. During the public comment portion of the hearing, local resident David Kenworthy raised concerns about drainage problems in the area. “We’re not against building houses, all we ask is drainage be put in to take care of the flooding conditions,” Kenworthy said. Council members were presented with photos showing flooding in the area. Shaffer pointed out that there are other areas contributing to the flooding in the area, not just his family’s property. Council member Scott Tobias, who also serves on the Covington Planning and Zoning Commission, said the issue at hand was whether to approve the rezoning. He said drainage issues would be addressed when the Larsons present a site plan to the Planning

PLEASANT HILL — Joyce L. Rismiller, 71, passed away at 4:09 a.m. Thursd a y , Sept. 22, 2011, at Upper Va l l e y Medical Center, Troy. Joyce w a s b o r n RISMILLER Oct. 13, 1939, to the late Vernie E. Rex and Florine (Goens) Rex. In Greenville, Joyce was married to the late Carl E. Rismiller. She was a loving mother of four boys, Carl and Torre Rismiller of Maryville, Tenn., Albert and Dawn Rismiller of Covington, Barry and Pamela Rismiller of Akron and Darrin Rismiller of Pleasant Hill. In addition to her husband and parents, Joyce is preceded in death by a sister, Annabelle Krueger; brother-in-law, Gerald Krueger; and sister-in-law, Patricia Rex. She is survived by brothers, Everette and Jan Rex of Arcanum, Pastor Terrence Rex of Kettering, and Roger Rex of

Maryville, Tenn.; grandElizabeth children, Brooks, Ashley Rismiller, Denise Karns, Carmen Knife, Taryn, Michael and Caleb Blair, and Brittany (Hiser) Houdeshell; greatgrandchildren, Tanner, Lukas and Kendi Brooks, Dylan, Laurali and Jayson Karns, David Lee Porter IV, and Randy Kessler. Joyce worked at Covington Care Center and Meijer. She was a Cub Scout den mother, Mrs. Claus, Sunshine the Clown and worked eight years raising donations for the Darke County MDA. She also donated for blood drives and was an organ donor to give life to those in need. A celebration of life memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Grace Baptist Church, 142 Olive Road, Dayton with Donnie Smith officiating. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Pleasant Hill Rescue. Joyce asked everyone in the future to give the most significant and meaningful gestures one can make of their remains to the Boonshoft School of Medicine at Wright State University’s Ananomical Gift Program.

Death notice MINSTER — Phyllis L. Oda, 84, of Minster, died Saturday, Sept. 17, 2011, at Wilson Memorial Hospital. A Celebration of Life will be held Sunday at Earl’s Island Pavilion in Lake Loramie State Park. Hogenkamp Funeral Home, Minster, has been entrusted with the arrangements.

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Continued from page 1 school construction, which is about 53 percent of the cost, or $29 million. The remaining 47 percent of the cost would be paid for by the Ohio School Facilities Commission at a cost of $25.7 million, or 47 percent of the cost. Meanwhile, an attached, additional halfmill levy for classroom facilities/maintenance will run for 23 years. Money collected through the duration of the bond issues will cover the local share of constructing three new school buildings in the Piqua City School District, which hopes to consolidate an aging elementary school infrastructure of eight buildings constructed between 1922 and 1956 into


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■ Piqua Girls Soccer

IN BRIEF ■ Fundraiser

Bowlers to sell donuts Friday The Piqua Indians bowling team will be selling Ulbrich's donuts after Friday’s football game with Vandalia-Butler. The cost will be $5 per dozen. For an additional $1 you will get a coupon for buy one dozen get a dozen free from Ulbrich's at later date. If you would like to purchase donuts and are not attending the game please call 615-0729.

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Team Atlantis tryouts soon The time schedule for Team Atlantis JO volleyball tryouts at Minster Junior High are as follows: Oct. 30, Nov. 6 10 and 12s: 8:30 a.m.10 a.m. 13s: 10:30 a.m.-noon 14: 12:30 p.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 13, Nov. 20 15s 8:30 a.m.-10 a.m. 16s 10:30 a.m.-noon. 17 and 18s: 12:30 p.m.2 p.m. Anyone with questions should go to

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WPTW to air Piqua game WPTW 1570 AM will air the Vandalia-Butler at Piqua football game Friday night. Air time is 7 p.m.


Cheryl Bell (left) led the entire GWOC in scoring, while Kelsey Deal (right) was the GWOC leader in saves this season.

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Bell, Deal GWOC’s best at scoring, saves

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The Dayton Diamonds Womens Professional Football team will be holding tryouts, for the upcoming season, this Saturday at the Englewood Indoor Soccer Center, 501 E. Wenger Road in Englewood Ohio, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. You must be 18 years old and have proof of health insurance. Please wear workout clothes. For more information visit the Dayton Diamonds website at or call Coach Byrd at 937-278-0178 or the Dayton Diamonds office at 937-854-8030.

Piqua girls soccer seniors Cheryl Bell and Kelsey Deal have the numbers to show they are the best in the Greater Western Ohio Conference at their position — but a win Thursday night when Vandalia-Butler visits Wertz Stadium for a Division I sectional game would top that. “It might have been when Kylie Hayes was playing,” Deal said about Piqua’s last win in the postseason. “We haven’t done a lot in girls soccer since then. To beat Butler and win the tournament game, that would be the best feeling.” And the Lady Indians have had a lot of those feelings this year, rolling up wins like they haven’t done since Hayes senior year in 2005, when the Indians had a school best record of 13-4-1. This will their first winning season since the Hayes era ended and a win Thursday would give them 10 wins for the first time since 2005. “I wanted my senior


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year to be my best year,” Bell said. “It definitely has been. It has been a lot of fun this year.” Bell has been a scoring machine this fall after moving from midfield halfback to forward. She has 21 goals and eight assists for a total of 50 points. Bell has had one four goal game, two three goal games and been held without a goal or assist just four times. “I wanted my senior year to be a big year,” Bell said. “I think the biggest thing has been the change in position. I was hoping I would have this kind of year.” And Piqua’s opponents have started to take notice. “Troy man-marked me in our last game,” Bell said. “That had never happened before. Miami East did that same thing. Not really (the extra attention doesn’t bother her). I know I couldn’t have done this without my teammates. That’s why this has been such a good year.” Bell’s 21 goals are five more than Emily Riviello of Wayne and her 50 points are 11 more than

Erica Ytterbo of Miamisburg. “Cheryl (Bell) had good years as a freshman and sophomore,” Piqua girls soccer coach Karen Horvath said. “I think Cheryl was a little disappointed with the numbers she had last year.” Horvath said the position switch was to get the most out of Bell’s game. “She was great as a midfield halfback,” Horvatch said. “But, I felt like she could do even more if we moved her up top. Cheryl just took off from the start of the season and has had a great year.” ■ It is hard to remember the last time there wasn’t a “Deal” in goal for Piqua. Kelsey has followed in her sister Laura’s footsteps, providing the final line of defense for the Lady Indians the last three years and frustrating numerous opponents along the way, along with picking up a several school records along the way. “She (Kelsey Deal) is just a natural athlete back there,” Horvath said. “Not, See PIQUA/Page 12

Tournament Schedule VOLLEYBALL TROY D-I Tonight Piqua vs. Troy, 6 p.m. BROOKVILLE D-III Thursday Versailles vs. West Liberty-Salem, 7:30 p.m. PIQUA D-IV Tonight Russia vs. Triad, 6 p.m. TIPP CITY D-IV Tonight Newton vs. Botkins, 7:45 p.m. Thursday Lehman Catholic vs. Xenia Christian, 6 p.m. BOYS SOCCER DIVISION II Tonight Graham at Kenton Ridge, 7 p.m. DIVISION III Tonight West Liberty-Salem at Newton Saturday Miami East soccer vs. FM-Mid. Christian winner, TBA Lehman vs. Greeneview-Madison winner, TBA GIRLS SOCCER DIVISION I Thursday Vandalia-Butler at Piqua, 7 p.m. DIVISION II Thursday Graham at Springfield Shawnee, 7 p.m. DIVISION III Tonight Newton at Franklin Monroe, 7 p.m. Thursday Triad at Lehman Catholic, 5 p.m. Newton at Miami East, 7 p.m. DISTRICT CROSS COUNTRY AT MIAMI VALLEY CAREER TECH CENTER BOYS DIVISION I Race A, 3 p.m. — Piqua DIVISION II Race A, 12:20 p.m. — Graham DIVISION III Race A, 9:40 a.m. — Bradford, Covington, Lehman Catholic, Newton. Race B, 11 a.m. — Houston, Miami East, Russia Versailles. GIRLS DIVISION I Race B, 3:40 p.m. — Piqua DIVISION II Race A, 1:40 p.m. — Graham DIVISION III Race A, 9 a.m. — Bradford, Covington, Newton Race B, 10:20 a.m. — Houston, Lehman Catholic, Miami East, Russia, Versailles.

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QUOTED "My boss is a very patient man. Don't want to play poker with him, do you?" —Marvin Lewis on the Bengals trading Carson Palmer

Raiders make bold move for quarterback Pay high price to get Palmer ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland Raiders made a bold move to replace injured quarterback Jason Campbell on Tuesday, trading two high

draft picks to the Cincinnati Bengals for Carson Palmer. Coach Hue Jackson paid a high price to acquire a quarterback he knows well but who has struggled in recent years and refused to report the Bengals this season de-

spite being under contract through 2014. The Bengals had been adamant about not trading Palmer, who wanted to be dealt from a team that has had only two winning records in the last 20 years. Owner Mike Brown re-

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peatedly insisted he wouldn't consider Palmer's request for a trade because he didn't want to reward him for holding out. He changed his mind after the Raiders offered a 2012 first-round pick and a second-rounder in 2013 for the 31-year-old

quarterback. The Raiders (4-2) became desperate for a quarterback after Campbell broke his collarbone during a win over the Browns on Sunday. Campbell had surgery Monday and was See PALMER/Page 11



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Continued from page 10 expected to miss at least six weeks, leaving the Raiders with only Kyle Boller and Terrelle Pryor on the roster. Jackson's mantra all season has been "the time is now," and he backed that up by dealing for Palmer, who is coming off a 20-interception season last year with the Bengals. Brown said the play of rookie quarterback Andy Dalton made it easier to trade Palmer. "We also find ourselves rather suddenly in position of being able to receive real value for Carson that can measurably improve our team, which is performing well and is showing real promise for this year and years to come," he said in a statement. "When this opportunity arose, we felt we could not let it pass and needed to take a step forward with the football team if we could." Palmer, who had been working out in Southern California, already reported to the Raiders' facility and will immediately start learning the offense. Oakland hosts Kansas City on Sunday and then has a bye week. While Palmer has not played or practiced since last season, he has a history with Jackson, who was his offensive coordinator for two years at USC and the wide receivers coach for three seasons in Cincinnati. Jackson was with the Bengals when Palmer had his best season in 2005 when he threw for 3,836 yards with 32 touchdown passes and a 101.1 rating while leading the team to an AFC North title. Palmer tore up his left knee during a playoff loss to Pittsburgh that season. He came back and had two solid seasons before partially tearing a ligament and tendon in his passing elbow during the 2008 season. He has not been an elite quarterback since, despite getting back to the playoffs in 2009. Over the past two years, Palmer completed 61.2 percent of his passes for 7,064 yards, 47 touchdowns, 33 interceptions and a passer rating of 82.9 while posting a 14-18 record. Those numbers are comparable to what Campbell has done since the start of the 2009 season. But the Raiders were not willing to trust their playoff chances with

Boller, who had not started a game since 2009 and had lost his previous 10 starts since October 2007, or Pryor, a project who will need time before he can be an NFL quarterback. "It'll be a learning curve for him because he hasn't played football in a while but I'm excited to have a leader on that side of the ball of his caliber," Raiders defensive tackle Richard Seymour told SiriusXM NFL Radio. "Anytime you have an opportunity to acquire someone of Carson's pedigree I don't think it's something that you can pass up on." This is the second trade the Raiders have made since the death of longtime owner Al Davis, who also served as general manager and oversaw the entire football operation. Jackson dealt last week for former No. 4 overall pick in 2009, linebacker Aaron Curry from Seattle. The trade leaves the Raiders with picks only in the fifth and sixth round in next year's draft. They traded their second-rounder during April's draft to New England for the picks to draft offensive lineman Joe Barksdale and running back Taiwan Jones. They used their thirdrounder to take Pryor in the supplemental draft in August. They traded their fourth-rounder in 2010 to get Campbell and the seventh-rounder for Curry. Oakland is expecting to get compensatory picks after losing Nnamdi Asomugha, Zach Miller, Robert Gallery, Thomas Howard and Bruce Gradkowski in free agency. The Bengals (4-2) have started well with Dalton taking Palmer's place. The message board by the entrance to the Bengals' locker room Tuesday had an anonymous scrawled message: "Let My People Goooooo!" Otherwise, there wasn't much reaction from a team that had moved on from Palmer a long time ago. "I don't think even one player in this locker room's even thought about that," left tackle Andrew Whitworth said. "We haven't worried about it. We've gone forward with the guys we have and tried to play as good as we can and that's all we can do." The Bengals severed ties with Palmer when the season started and he didn't show up, giving his locker to Dalton.

Lehman’s Olivia Slagle (left photo) hits the ball over Bradford’s Haley Patty as Meghan Earhart looks on, while Haley Patty (right photo) passes the ball.

Lehman spikers handle Bradford Newton girls soccer blanks FM to advance TIPP CITY — The Lehman volleyball team made quick work of Bradford in D-IV sectional action at Tippecanoe High School Monday night, winning 25-5, 25-6, 25-9. Lehman plays Xenia Christian at 6 p.m. Thursday. Andrea Thobe had 10 kills and 14 assists, while Paxton Hatcher and Morgan Schmitmeyer added seven kills each. Ellie Cain had 15 assists and seven aces, while Lindsey Spearman added six aces.

Newton blanks PITSBURG —

Newton girls soccer team opened Division III sectional play with a 1-0 win over Franklin Monroe. Newton advances to play at Miami East at 7 p.m. Thursday in secondround action. Taylor Steck had the Lady Indians goal.

Piqua JH loses

The Piqua junior high volleyball teams both dropped matches Saturday in tournament action. The seventh grade lost 20-25, 26-24, 29-27 to Beavercreek Ferguson. Reagan Bowen had four FM kills, while Ashley BradThe ing had 16 points, six aces,

three kills and 10 digs. Kelsie Hall had 10 points, seven aces, one kill and one dig; while Maryssa Kuhn had six points, one ace, two kills and six digs. Ariel Miller had two kills and five digs, while Katie Sherman had two points, one kill, two assists and three digs. Kelsey Sotello had four digs, while Treona Whitemore added eight points, three aces and two digs. The eighth grade had an outstanding 15-2 season end with a 25-22, 2325, 25-22 loss to Lebanon. Megan Anderson had five points, three aces and

18 digs; while Kyla Blankenship had seven points, three aces, eight kills and 29 digs. Carly Brown had four points, one ace, three kills, one block and 11 digs; while Erin Patrizio had five points, two kills, eight assists and eight digs. Taylor Quinn had seven points, one ace, six kills, five assists and 12 digs; while Halley Strevell had one kill, one block and two digs. Cassidy Sullenberger had nine points, six aces, five kills, one assist and 21 digs; while Kenzie Weller had three kills and one dig.

High School Football Computer Ratings DIVISION I Region 1 1. Mentor (8-0) 26.7, 2. Cle. St. Ignatius (7-1) 21.6089, 3. Solon (7-1) 18.3, 4. Cleveland Heights (7-0) 18.1862, 5. Willoughby South (6-2) 17.075, 6. Lakewood St. Edward (6-2) 15.4294, 7. Boardman (6-2) 15.2721, 8. Cle. John F. Kennedy (7-1) 15.0676, 9. Eastlake North (6-2) 11.675, 10. Mayfield (4-4) 10.55, 11. Parma (4-4) 10.0375, 12. Brecksville-Broadview Hts. (4-4) 9.6375 Region 2 1. Canton GlenOak (7-1) 23.175, 2. Sylvania Southview (7-1) 21.7125, 3. Tol. Whitmer (8-0) 21.709, 4. Hudson (71) 17.625, 5. Wadsworth (7-1) 17.2875, 6. Massillon Washington (7-1) 17.1398, 7. Massillon Jackson (5-3) 16.675, 8. Findlay (7-1) 16.6375, 9. Canton McKinley (6-2) 16.0032, 10. North Ridgeville (7-1) 15.6125, 11. Brunswick (6-2) 15.475, 12. Avon Lake (6-2) 14.675 Region 3 1. Troy (6-2) 20.2375, 2. Westerville Central (7-1) 18.825, 3. Hilliard Davidson (7-0) 17.9127, 4. Dublin Coffman (71) 16.9167, 5. Upper Arlington (7-1) 16.8375, 6. Pickerington Central (5-2) 15.8968, 7. Pickerington North (6-2) 15.0076, 8. Gahanna Lincoln (6-2) 14.375, 9. Lewis Center Olentangy Orange (6-2) 13.25, 10. Westerville South (5-3) 13.05, 11. Reynoldsburg (6-2) 12.0875, 12. Lewis Center Olentangy (4-4) 11.75. Region 4 1. Cin. Archbishop Moeller (7-1) 23.1793, 2. Cin. Colerain (7-1) 21.9732, 3. Middletown (7-1) 21.5875, 4. Cin. St. Xavier (6-2) 20.9141, 5. Cin. Sycamore (7-1) 18.4, 6. Cin. LaSalle (6-2) 16.15, 7. Mason (6-2) 16.1, 8. Cin. Walnut Hills (62) 15.8, 9. Cin. Princeton (6-2) 14.5875, 10. Centerville (5-3) 12.463, 11. Lebanon (5-3) 11.9625, 12. Loveland (35) 10.7625 DIVISION II Region 5 1. Cuyahoga Falls Walsh Jesuit (6-1) 18.6573, 2. Warren Howland (8-0) 17.0057, 3. New Philadelphia (6-2) 16.4242, 4. Aurora (7-1) 16.2, 5.Madison (6-2) 16.1, 6. Canfield (6-2) 15.8875, 7. Tallmadge (6-2) 14.75, 8.Kent Roosevelt (7-1) 14.5375, 9. Chesterland West Geauga (6-2) 14.1625, 10.Copley (5-3) 13.575, 11. Louisville (4-4) 10.2633, 12. Chagrin Falls Kenston (5-3) 10.2375 Region 6 1. Avon (8-0) 21.1, 2. Tol. Central Cath. (6-2) 17.8, 3. Maple Hts. (7-0) 16.8226, 4. Medina Highland (6-2) 15.65, 5. Olmsted Falls (6-2) 14.625, 6. Sandusky (71) 13.6375, 7. Fremont Ross (5-3) 13.5, 8. Tiffin Columbian (7-1) 13.0, 9. Maumee (6-2) 12.5625, 10. Perrysburg (5-3) 12.1625, 11. Grafton Midview (71) 11.65, 12. Mansfield Madison Comp. (6-2) 10.4 Region 7 1. Cols. Marion-Franklin (8-0) 20.85,

2. Sunbury Big Walnut (6-2) 18.025, 3. New Albany (6-2) 17.8504, 4. Dresden Tri-Valley (7-1) 16.2625, 5.Cols. Beechcroft (7-1) 14.0694, 6. New Carlisle Tecumseh (5-3) 12.7625, 7. Ashville Teays Valley (4-4) 10.525, 8. Bellbrook (4-4) 10.5125, 9. Cols. Mifflin (7-1) 9.9625, 10. Zanesville (5-3) 9.7386, 11. Ashland (4-4) 9.7, 12. Cols. Brookhaven (6-2) 8.6465 Region 8 1. Trotwood-Madison (8-0) 24.9375, 2. Kings Mills Kings (8-0) 21.9125, 3. Tipp City Tippecanoe (8-0) 17.175, 4. Wapakoneta (8-0) 16.775, 5. Franklin (7-1) 16.675, 6. Cin. Turpin (6-2) 16.275, 7. Hamilton Ross (7-1) 13.7125, 8. Vandalia Butler (6-2) 13.6875, 9. Cin. Anderson (4-4) 12.225, 10. Cin. Northwest (5-3) 11.5125, 11. Harrison (5-3) 10.2125, 12. Cin. Mount Healthy (6-2) 9.775 DIVISION III Region 9 1. Chagrin Falls (8-0) 21.05, 2. Mentor Lake Cath. (7-1) 19.273, 3. Hunting Valley University School (7-1) 17.825, 4. Akron St. Vincent-St Mary (7-1) 16.0683, 5. Ravenna (7-1) 15.675, 6. Cle. Benedictine (6-2) 15.1881, 7. Ravenna Southeast (8-0) 13.45, 8. Cuyahoga Falls Cuyahoga Valley Christian Acad. (6-2) 12.525, 9. Jefferson Area (6-2) 11.925, 10. Oberlin Firelands (8-0) 10.6, 11. Chardon Notre DameCathedral Latin (5-3) 10.5875, 12. Cle. John Hay (5-3) 9.7986 Region 10 1. Cols. Eastmoor Acad. (7-1) 14.952, 2. Clyde (6-2) 14.0125, 3. Bellevue (6-2) 13.925, 4. Elida (5-3) 12.575, 5. Cols. St. Francis DeSales (4-3) 12.5401, 6. Port Clinton (5-3) 10.2, 7. Caledonia River Valley (5-3) 9.625, 8. Urbana (6-2) 9.4, 9. Cols. Independence (5-3) 8.7, 10. Bryan (6-2) 8.6125, 11. Napoleon (3-5) 8.0, 12. Cols. Bishop Watterson (3-5) 7.727 Region 11 1. Steubenville (8-0) 21.625, 2. Youngstown Cardinal Mooney (5-2) 19.8342, 3. Dover (7-1) 19.775, 4. Minerva (8-0) 19.425, 5. Thornville Sheridan (8-0) 15.6625, 6. Canal Fulton Northwest (6-2) 14.5556, 7. Poland Seminary (5-3) 14.3875, 8. Wintersville Indian Creek (6-2) 13.0251, 9. Alliance Marlington (6-2) 12.5875, 10. Granville (7-1) 12.5, 11. Uhrichsville Claymont (6-2) 11.1375, 12. Newark Licking Valley (53) 10.75 Region 12 1. Springfield Shawnee (8-0) 20.0625, 2. Plain City Jonathan Alder (8-0) 18.7375, 3. Day. Thurgood Marshall (71) 18.3151, 4. Circleville Logan Elm (80) 17.9, 5. The Plains Athens (8-0) 17.8813, 6. Kettering Archbishop Alter (8-0) 16.8, 7. Jackson (8-0) 13.6364, 8. New Richmond (6-2) 13.3875, 9. Cin. Indian Hill (5-3) 12.425, 10. Springfield Kenton Ridge (7-1) 10.5, 11. Eaton (62) 10.225, 12. Cin. Taft (5-3) 9.8482

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DIVISION IV Region 13 1. Girard (7-1) 16.9, 2. Creston Norwayne (8-0) 14.4, 3. Orrville (5-3) 14.2875, 4. Sullivan Black River (7-1) 13.6, 5. Brookfield (7-1) 11.9053, 6. Canton Central Cath. (7-1) 11.8763, 7. Leavittsburg LaBrae (5-3) 11.65, 8. Akron Manchester (5-3) 9.9, 9. Cle. Central Cath. (5-3) 9.8087, 10. Streetsboro (5-3) 9.775, 11. Beachwood (6-2) 8.3, 12. Garrettsville Garfield (5-3) 7.9875 Region 14 1. Kenton (8-0) 18.25, 2. Pemberville Eastwood (8-0) 17.75, 3. Genoa Area (8-0) 17.1125, 4. Cols. Bishop Hartley (7-0) 17.0635, 5. Ottawa-Glandorf (6-2) 13.4, 6. Richwood North Union (7-1) 13.3375, 7. Huron (7-1) 12.8625, 8. Wellington (5-3) 11.45, 9. Ontario (7-1) 10.125, 10. Galion (7-1) 8.3125, 11. Oak Harbor (4-4) 8.225, 12. Bellville Clear Fork (3-5) 7.5125 Region 15 1. St. Clairsville (8-0) 19.6531, 2. Johnstown-Monroe (8-0) 17.4125, 3. Coshocton (7-1) 16.6143, 4. AmandaClearcreek (6-2) 13.233, 5. Chesapeake (6-2) 11.4198, 6. Ironton (4-4) 11.3649, 7. Martins Ferry (6-2) 10.625, 8. Pomeroy Meigs (5-3) 8.6976, 9. Gnadenhutten Indian Valley (5-3) 8.5875, 10. Wellston (4-4) 8.075, 11. Zoarville Tuscarawas Valley (4-4) 7.375, 12. Minford (4-4) 5.7375 Region 16 1. Waynesville (8-0) 17.1125, 2. Cin. Madeira (8-0) 16.1875, 3. Day. Chaminade Julienne (6-2) 14.3706, 4. West Milton Milton-Union (7-1) 13.55, 5. Cin. Hills Christian Acad. (6-2) 12.673, 6. Cin. North College Hill (6-2) 11.6629, 7. Clarksville Clinton-Massie (6-2) 11.5375, 8. Williamsport Westfall (6-2) 11.3125, 9. Brookville (6-2) 11.0125, 10. Lees Creek East Clinton (6-2) 10.5875, 11. Cin. Finneytown (5-3) 9.2652, 12. Hamilton Badin (5-3) 7.8625 DIVISION V Region 17 1. Kirtland (8-0) 17.125, 2. Woodsfield Monroe Central (7-1) 15.5347, 3. Columbiana Crestview (7-1) 11.8875, 4. Campbell Memorial (6-2) 11.2875, 5. Columbiana (7-1) 11.25, 6. Salineville Southern (7-1) 10.3875, 7. Sugarcreek Garaway (6-2) 10.2625, 8. Barnesville (7-1) 9.8876, 9. New Middletown Springfield (6-2) 9.5, 10. Louisville St. Thomas Aquinas (5-3) 9.0991, 11. Cuyahoga Hts. (7-1) 8.85, 12. Rootstown (5-3) 7.4875 Region 18 1. Bascom Hopewell-Loudon (8-0) 17.8125, 2. Liberty Center (8-0) 17.4, 3. Lima Central Cath. (8-0) 16.75, 4. Northwood (7-1) 12.4625, 5. Findlay LibertyBenton (8-0) 12.25, 6. Hamler Patrick Henry (6-2) 10.3375, 7. Spencerville (62) 9.975, 8. Hicksville (6-2) 9.3, 9. Carey (6-2) 9.185, 10. Archbold (6-2) 8.3625, 11. Bluffton (4-4) 7.4875, 12. Defiance Tinora (6-2) 7.4625

Region 19 1. Bucyrus Wynford (8-0) 16.75, 2. Nelsonville-York (8-0) 15.2841, 3. Lucasville Valley (8-0) 14.6035, 4. Grandview Hts. (8-0) 12.2125, 5. Portsmouth West (7-1) 12.125, 6. Jeromesville Hillsdale (8-0) 12.1, 7. Ashland Crestview (80) 11.775, 8. West Lafayette Ridgewood (6-2) 11.55, 9. Wheelersburg (7-1) 10.6625, 10. Smithville (6-2) 9.9, 11. Gahanna Cols. Acad. (5-3) 9.8182, 12. Centerburg (6-2) 9.5152 Region 20 1. Marion Pleasant (8-0) 16.25, 2. West Liberty-Salem (8-0) 14.975, 3. Frankfort Adena (8-0) 14.7875, 4. Coldwater (6-2) 12.675, 5. Covington (8-0) 11.6, 6. West Jefferson (7-1) 10.375, 7. Casstown Miami East (5-3) 8.7, 8. North Lewisburg Triad (6-2) 8.5875, 9. Versailles (6-2) 8.475, 10. Miamisburg Day. Christian (7-1) 8.3865, 11. Cin. Summit Country Day (5-3) 8.0778, 12. Milford Center Fairbanks (5-3) 7.75

DIVISION VI Region 21 1. Berlin Center Western Reserve (80) 12.8375, 2. Youngstown Christian (71) 11.4162, 3. Shadyside (5-3) 10.6711, 4. Malvern (7-1) 10.55, 5. Mogadore (62) 10.4875, 6. Thompson Ledgemont (80) 10.475, 7. Warren John F. Kennedy (5-3) 7.8406, 8. Strasburg-Franklin (5-3) 7.375, 9. Cle. Villa Angela-St. Joseph (53) 7.161, 10. Toronto (5-3) 6.2784, 11. Wellsville (3-5) 5.9125, 12. Mineral Ridge (4-4) 5.6875 Region 22 1. Tiffin Calvert (7-1) 12.7835, 2. Leipsic (7-1) 9.975, 3. Delphos St. John's (53) 9.8125, 4. Edgerton (7-1) 9.5875, 5. McComb (6-2) 8.8375, 6. Tol. Ottawa Hills (6-2) 7.536, 7. Convoy Crestview (4-4) 7.1, 8. Edon (5-3) 7.036, 9. Arcadia (5-3) 6.9625, 10. Norwalk St. Paul (5-3) 6.4, 11. Arlington (4-4) 4.675, 12. Sandusky St. Mary Central Cath. (3-5) 4.4 Region 23 1. Danville (5-3) 9.5082, 2. Beallsville (6-2) 9.3927, 3. Zanesville Bishop Rosecrans (5-3) 9.0777, 4. Willow Wood Symmes Valley (7-1) 9.025, 5. Portsmouth Notre Dame (7-1) 8.8441, 6. New Washington Buckeye Central (6-2) 8.675, 7. Glouster Trimble (5-2) 7.9085, 8. Hannibal River (4-4) 7.7336, 9. Newark Catholic (4-4) 7.45, 10. Crown City South Gallia (6-2) 7.3929, 11. Portsmouth Sciotoville (5-3) 7.2875, 12. Waterford (5-3) 5.9745 Region 24 1. Maria Stein Marion Local (7-1) 12.9439, 2. Fort Loramie (7-1) 11.7875, 3. Springfield Cath. Central (6-2) 10.4375, 4. Ada (7-1) 9.825, 5. Lewisburg Tri-County North (6-2) 9.5625, 6. Lockland (6-2) 7.834, 7. Ansonia (6-2) 7.3125, 8. Minster (5-3) 7.2375, 9. Cin. Country Day (5-3) 6.6862, 10. Waynesfield-Goshen (5-3) 6.0, 11. S. Charleston Southeastern Local (4-4) 5.75, 12. Arcanum (4-4) 5.225


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Three Piqua seventh grade wrestlers recently competed at the Buccs Battle Royal in Covington. Leading the way with a first place finish was Andrew Bolin (shown above), going 3-0 with three pins on the day and spending less than a minute on the mat. Nick Baker finished third in a very tough bracket, and Desmond Carter wrestled very well against some bigger opponents settling for a fourth place finish. All three qualify for the Border Wars National Folkstyle Championship on November 12th in Battle Creek, Michigan.



Wednesday, October 19, 2011



■ World Series

Rangers pitcher Wilson coolest guy in Series Will start opener tonight for Texas ST. LOUIS (AP) — The coolest person at the World Series is C.J. Wilson. The Texas Rangers pitcher chilled out as he prepared to face the St. Louis Cardinals in

Wednesday night's opener. He spent 2½ minutes in a Dallas cryotherapy chamber, where liquid nitrogen lowered the temperature to a frosty 295 degrees below zero in an effort to speed body recovery. "So 35 degrees should be no big deal, right?" Wilson said Tuesday after examining the frigid forecast

■ NFL Football

McCoy picking up battle scars weekly

for Game 1 at Busch Stadium, where he starts against the Cardinals' Chris Carpenter. Wearing a dark ski cap, dress shirt and vest in the interview room, Wilson said he read about the Dallas Mavericks trying out cryotherapy last season, when they won the NBA championship, and

had Rangers head athletic trainer Jamie Reed check out the relatively new treatment with Casey Smith, his Mavs' counterpart. "I'm kind of an experimental guy. I'll go for the hyperbaric chamber, drink a new type of sports drink that's supposed to keep your blood sugar regu-

lated. I'll do whatever," said Wilson, one of baseball's best talkers. Eric Rauscher, managing director of the Millennium Ice facility that Wilson uses, said the treatment has been available in the U.S. for about three years. It's an improvement over an ice bath, which lowers the

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Browns don’t trade Hillis BY JEFF SCHUDEL Willoughby News Herald CLEVELAND — Colt McCoy is getting older quickly as a starting quarterback in the NFL, and he has the battle scars to prove it. McCoy will make his 14th NFL start Sunday when the Browns host the Seahawks. They will be trying to break a twogame skid, during which McCoy threw 105 passes and had his bones rattled as though he were thrown into a giant blender set on chop for 60 minutes each game. Each time the Browns lose, Coach Pat Shurmur is left to defend his quarterback without exonerating him. It was no different Monday in the wake of a 24-17 loss to Oakland the day before. McCoy completed 21 of 45 passes for 215 yards and two touchdowns in Oakland. Over the first 55 minutes, he was 11 of 29 for 104 yards. "I think he's a young player working through what it takes to be an NFL quarterback," Shurmur said. "I think his confidence level is high. He's disappointed we lost. There are plenty of things he needs to work on, and that's what we're going to be about." The most startling statistic from the Browns' first five games is this: They have had only eight offensive plays longer than 20 yards. That's the fewest in the league. Shurmur said there is more than throwing deep to gaining bigger chunks of yardage. When the West Coast offense works smoothly, receivers catch short passes in stride and turn them into longer gains. “Last week, McCoy said running after the catch is something the receivers have to work on, but part of that is also McCoy getting them the ball in open space. For that to happen, the receiver has to separate from the defender. "I don't know about (throwing) down field," Shurmur said. "There are times in the game when he was off the mark. We'll just keep working on getting him better. “There's nothing specific. Each pass play has a component of protection, a component of a route, route depth and then an accurate throw tied to mechanics. “We just have to get better at all of it." Shurmur made adjustments during the bye by making rookie wide receiver Greg Little a starter and getting Evan Moore more involved in the offense. Moore caught three passes against the Raiders. Little was targeted 12 times and caught six passes. McCoy ranks 23rd

among NFL quarterbacks, based on quarterback rating. Not surprisingly, the top two quarterbacks are Aaron Rodgers of the Packers and Tom Brady from the Patriots. One of McCoy's problems in the losses to Tennessee and Oakland was the Browns had virtually no run offense in either loss. McCoy threw 61 passes in the 31-13 loss to the Titans and 45 passes against the Raiders, when a hamstring injury sidelined Peyton Hillis after just six carries. Coupled with that is the notoriously slow starts Shurmur is getting weary of explaining. The Browns have been outscored, 34-3, in the first quarter. They have outscored opponents, 88-83, over the final three quarters. "This week is going to be a lot about trying to figure out why it takes us so long to get started," Pro Bowl left tackle Joe Thomas said. "When you look at the grand scheme of things, it all comes down to execution. What's the cause of not executing early on? “I'm not sure. But that is certainly something we have to find an answer for so we can start early and often against Seattle." The Browns outscored opponents, 77-44, in the first quarter last year. The rest of the game belonged to the other side. The Browns in 2010 were outscored, 134-91, in the second quarter, 47-37 in the third and 105-66 in the fourth quarter. ■ The Browns made no trades before the NFL trade deadline of 4 p.m. Tuesday, but they did pick up a running back from the Texans' practice squad. Chris Mortensen of ESPN reported teams were trying to persuade the Browns to trade Peyton Hillis. ■ The Browns added Chris Ogbonnaya and made room on the roster by waiving running back Armond Smith. The addition of Ogbonnaya could signify the hamstring injury that forced Hillis out of the game in Oakland could hinder Hillis this week. Ogbonnaya has played in four career games with 14 rushing attempts for 56 yards and one reception for 19 yards. He has three carries for six yards in two games with the Texans this season. He was on the Texans' practice squad the last four weeks. Ogbonnaya was drafted by St. Louis in the seventh round (211th overall) of the 2009 draft. He spent the first 11 weeks of his rookie season on the Rams' practice squad before appearing in two contests, in which he rushed for 50 yards on 11 carries and added one reception for 19 yards.

skin-surface temperature to about 48 degrees. "The body goes into fight-or-flight syndrome, and surrounds the major body organs with enriched blood," Rauscher said. Preparing for the treatment, Wilson stripped down to his shorts, and put on special gloves and socks.

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Piqua seniors (left to right) Kelsey Deal, Maddie Hilleary, Kassie Yohey, Holly Black, Lauren McGraw and Cheryl Bell have some fun on Senior Day recently, before defeating Trotwood-Madison

Piqua Continued from page 10 that she doesn’t work hard at it, because she is a very hard worker.” Deal has recorded 161 saves this season, including a season best 25 in a close 3-1 loss to Beavercreek. She has recorded 10 or more saves in nine of the Lady Indians games and is credited with 9.9 shutouts this season. She has allowed more than two goals just three times all season and her 161 saves are seven more than Ellen Sears of Miamisburg. “I was checking the website every day,” Deal said with a smile. “I never really expected to do anything like this.” Deal admits the team’s success has made this season much more enjoyable — and a lot of it has to do with the defense in front of her. “It has made it a lot eas-

Boys postponed The Piqua boys soccer tournament game with Xenia Tuesday night was postponed. The game will be played at 7 p.m. tonight at Xenia. ier for me,” Deal said. “They (the defenders) understand what they need to do and do a great job.” Horvath agrees. “It really help a lot having Holly (Black) back there who is also a senior,” Horvath said. “Kelsey (Deal) can rely on all four girls in front of her and this is the first year we could say that.” And this year’s team is a product of four years in Horvath’s system. “In the past, the girls would kind of look at it as we are going to try our best and whatever happens is OK,” Horvath said. “This year, they go out

there expecting to win and if they don’t, they are mad. “I came from successful programs in high school and college. “The seniors know what I expect. When I came here, I told them is not a traditional soccer school, but we are going to make it one. “It has taken four years, but kids just have a different attitude and I am just so proud of them.” She would be even happier to get the sectional tournament monkey off the team’s back. “We haven’t won a tournament game since I have been here,” she said. “Of course, we want to go as far as we can in the tournament, but we have to get that first win first.” And add to what Horvath hopes will be looked back on as the break-out season for the girls soccer program.

The Lehman Li’l Cavs football teams advanced in the Super Bowl tournament with wins over Celina White. The JVs won 27-6. Ian Bollheimer had a 50-yard TD run, while Brent Arnold had a 25yard TD run and RJ Bertini ran 5 yards for a score. Arnold completed a 10yard pass to Zack LAvey for a TD, while Brenda O’Leary, Landon McIver and Bertini all scored PATs. Nathan Copsey had a fumble recovery. The varsity won 40-0. Preston Rodgers had two TD runs, including one from 70 yards out. Jacob Edwards had a 60-yard TD run, Wyatt Bensman ran 20 yards for a score and Aiden Endsley had a 60-yard TD run and Benny Davis ran one in from 5 yards out. Edwards had a PAT, while Lon Richard completed a PAT pas to Kameron Lee and Tyler Lachey completed a TD pass to Seth Stiefel. David Potts recovered a fumble to lead the defensive shutout. The Super Bowl tournament will continue this Sunday. The Li’l Cavs will travel to Ansonia, with play beginning at 1 p.m.


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AIRLINES ARE HIRINGTrain for high paying Aviation Career. FAA approved program. Financial aid if qualified - Job placement assistance. CALL Aviation Institute of Maintenance 877-676-3836

ATTEND COLLEGE ONLINE from Home. *Medical, *Business, *Paralegal, *Accounting, *Criminal Justice. Job placement assistance. Computer available. Financial Aid if qualified. Call 877-295-1667

200 - Employment

REQUIREMENTS: Bachelors degree with an emphasis on business, or equivalent experience and 3-5 years industrial purchasing experience.

SKILLS REQUIRED: Excellent customer service/ time management, thorough knowledge purchasing practices/ procedures, excellent negotiating, analytical and math skills, skilled in using data base information, ability to consistently apply procedures. Apply in person or send resume to: BENJAMIN STEEL 777 Benjamin Dr. Springfield, OH 45502 EOE M/F/D/V


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


VOSS HONDA has a part time receptionist position open. The hours (25-30) are varied but do include very other Saturday. The successful candidate will possess excellent customer service and phone skills plus basic math and computer skills. We offer competitive wages. Please apply in person to Brent Smith at: VOSS HONDA 155 S GARBER DRIVE TIPP CITY, OH An Equal Opportunity

and Drug Free Workplace

HIRING! MIAMI, SHELBY & • • • • • • • • •







To lead utility contract crews. Outdoor physical work, many positions, paid training, $17/hr plus performance bonuses after promotion, living allowance when traveling, company truck and benefits. must have strong leadership skills, a good driving history and be able to travel in Ohio and nearby states.

Email resume to: or apply online at:


REQUIREMENTS: 8 Years experience inside sales/ customer service. Bachelor's degree/ equivalent experience. Strong sales, math, telephone, communication and organizational skills. Uncompromising commitment to customer service. *Ability to pass drug screen Apply in person or send resume to: BENJAMIN STEEL 777 Benjamin Dr. Springfield, OH 45502

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105 Announcements

or apply on-line:

Or send resume to: russ@erwinbros



CASH? We are looking for individuals with great people skills in the Piqua area. $12.50 hourly. Hurry, spaces l i m i t e d . (512)705-2896 (local person)


✓Hauling Bulk Commodities in Hopper Bottom Trailers ✓Delivering Bagged Feed via Van trailers ✓New Performance Pay Package ✓Pd Medical Insurance ✓401k ✓Holiday&Vacation Pay ✓Class A- 2 yr. experience required

240 Healthcare Medical Assistant Medical Office in Piqua and Sidney seeking Part-Time Medical Assistant. Strong patient relation skill are crucial. Electronic medical records experience is a plus. Good Compensation. Send Resume to: Reply Box 208, c/o Sidney Daily News, PO Box 4099 Sidney, OH 45365

Ask for Steve Garber Ag Freight, Inc Mon. - Fri. 800-742-4884

300 - Real Estate

For Rent

275 Situation Wanted BABYSITTING, in my Piqua home, mother of one. Call for more information, (937)405-6684

280 Transportation A TRUCK OF YOUR OWN IN 6 MONTHS!

Attention CDL Drivers

Let Caregan Transport help you become an owner operator and earn $250,000.

AMERIGAS PROPANE Now hiring for Driver positions. Seasonal positions available. Class B with Hazmat and Tanker required, Air brakes also required. Apply in person between 9am-3pm, Monday thru Friday. Amerigas Propane 326 Eldean Road Troy, OH 45373 (937)440-1715

■❏■❏■❏■❏■❏■❏■❏ SEMI-TRUCK DRIVER Home most nights. Livestock experience necessary (mostly cattle). (937)417-0136. ■❐■❐■❐■❐■❐■❐■❐

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Please call 877-844-8385 with questions

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

1 BEDROOM, downstairs, 431 W. Ash, stove, refrigerator, no pets, $350 monthly (937)418-8912

1 BEDROOM, upstairs, 439.5 Adams, stove, refrigerator, no pets, $315 (937)418-8912 MOVE IN SPECIALS


a t n a S Paws Remember your 4-legged or fine-feathered friend in full color this Holiday Season in all three I-75 Newspapers (Sidney Daily News, Troy Daily News and Piqua Daily Call)!

Contact: Russ at 1-866-532-5993

Must have 2 yrs. Exp. Professional Drivers call

JOB DESCRIPTION: Selling full product line via telephone. Quote price and delivery of stock items and buyouts.

Requirements: ✓Truck broker/dispatcher with at least 2 yrs of exp. ✓Must have a following of current customers.

Call: (937)451-5063





Looking for Maintenance personnel! 5 Years machine maintenance, PLC Allen Bradley, hydraulics and electrical 3 phase experience. Starting wage $15 - $18

TROY, 2 bedroom townhomes, 1.5 baths, 1 car garage, ca, w/d hook up, all appliances, $685 1 Bedroom $400 2 Bedroom, 1 bath, $495 3 Bedroom, Facing river, $650 (937)216-5806

1&2 BEDROOM apartments, stove & refrigerator furnished. Deposit & no pets. (937)773-9498. 1/2 OFF 1ST MONTHS RENT & DEPOSIT 2 & 3 BEDROOM APARTMENTS

BUCKEYE COMMUNITY APTS. 580 Staunton Commons Apt. C8, Troy (937)335-7562

2 BEDROOM, 410 West Ash, stove, refrigerator, no pets, $515, (937)418-8912

2 BEDROOM luxury townhouse for rent in Piqua, $540 monthly. (937)985-1661 2 BEDROOM TOWNHOMES, Piqua, all appliances including washer/ dryer, 1.5 bath. (937)335-7176


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PIQUA, LARGE 1 bedroom, upstairs, appliances, w/d hookup, utilities included, no pets, (937)339-0969.

TIPP CITY 3 bedroom, deluxe duplex, 1.5 car garage, CA, gas heat, 2 full baths, all appliances, $820 + deposit. (937)216-0918

MCGOVERN RENTALS TROY 2 BR duplexes & 2 BR townhouses. 1.5 baths, 1 car garage, fireplace, Great Location! Starting at $625-$675.

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

NEWLY DECORATED 2 & 3 bedroom apartments, Troy and Tipp. Large yards (937)778-1993 or (937)238-2560

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


PIQUA, 1 Bedroom, stove, refrigerator, air, utilities included, $140 weekly, $600/ monthly, zero deposit (937)778-8093 PIQUA, 1317 Camaro Court. Free deposit. 2 bedroom with garage & appliances, $550. (937)570-3288

PIQUA, 1811 Parkway, 2 bedroom townhouse with stove, refrigerator and washer/dryer hookup. Very clean. Small patio with off-street parking. Water/trash paid. $475 month plus deposit. No pets. Non-smoking environment. Call (937)441-3921. PIQUA, 2 bedroom carpeted, in Parkridge, A/C, stove, fridge, $400 month, $400 deposit. NO PETS! Call (937)418-6056.

PIQUA, 313.5 Broadway, 2 bedroom, upstairs, includes stove, no pets, $365, (937)418-8912. PIQUA, apartment in downtown. 2 bedroom, all a p p l i a n c e s . (937)974-6333

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

Better Business Bureau 15 West Fourth St. Suite 300 Dayton, OH 45402 937.222.5825 This notice is provided as a public service by

$200 Deposit Special! (937)673-1821



320 Houses for Rent

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 and eventually fake bounces and the seller loses the wired amount. While banks and Western Union branches are 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.

235 General

If you have questions regarding scams like these or others, please contact the Ohio Attorney General’s office at (800)282-0515.

WEST MILTON Townhouse. 2 Bedroom 1.5 bath. $475 month, Lease by 11-1, 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 BRADFORD & PIQUA, 1 Bedroom houses, and apartment for rent, (937)773-2829 after 2pm


LOST CAT: 8 year old ash grey male. Vicinity of the intersection of Manning and Home Ave. (937)778-1852

RESPONSIBILITIES: Item purchasing, price negotiation, developing new vendor relationships, maintaining current knowledge of market conditions and technology.

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

Piqua Daily Call

Local steel fabrication company has immediate openings on day shift for welders, machinist, and general laborers. Must be able to read a tape measure. We offer competitive wages based on skill level and experience. Excellent benefit package including opportunities for overtime. Applicants need to apply in person at our personnel office; Monday through Friday from 8:00am-3:30pm:

KARD GROUP 480 Osterloh Road, Minster, Ohio 45865

235 General

The Urbana Daily Citizen is seeking a

Sales Representative to help develop and grow business in Champaign, Logan and surrounding counties. The ideal candidate will have the ability to work with deadlines, service multiple accounts and sell advertising in our daily and weekly publications across a variety of media platforms. • Some computer experience • Previous sales experience preferred • Good telephone skills • Ability to manage time & tasks effectively

We offer a competitive salary plus commissions. In addition we provide a benefits package that includes: paid holidays and vacations, 401(k), health/dental insurance and life insurance. Send resume and salary requirements to: Publisher c/o Urbana Daily Citizen PO Box 191 Urbana, Ohio 43078 or email:

105 Announcements

Published: December 15 • Deadline: December 6

“Sami Sue”

Your Name:______________________________________ Address: ________________________________________ _______________________________________________ Phone: _________________________________________ Payment: K Cash K Check K CC CC#___________________ Exp:____/____

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Your Pet’s Name: _________________________________ Message: _______________________________________ From: __________________________________________

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Mail form, photo and payment to: Sidney Daily News, Attn: Santa Paws, PO Box 4099, Sidney, OH 45365

We love our Sami Sue!



FOUND DOG: White female medium size mixed breed. Vicinity of Kroger/ Covington Ave. Call to describe: (937)916-3223 or (937)451-1393

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

* Limit of one pet per advertisement

125 Lost and Found


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

Erwin Brothers Transportation is looking to hire a freight broker/dispatcher to join our team. This position is truly for a person who wants a fun fast paced career with a high level of income.

100 - Announcement

Local company seeking Industrial Buyer to purchase, manage inventory levels and schedule delivery of assigned products.

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

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1st and 2nd shifts weeks 12 ayears We•Provide care for children 6 weeks• to6 12 years andtooffer Super • Preschool andprogram Pre-K 3’s, and 4/5’s preschool andprograms a Pre-K and Kindergarten • Before and after school care program. We offer before and after school care, •Enrichment Transportation to Troy schools Kindergarten and school age transportation to Troy schools.


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675 Pet Care

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660 Home Services

660 Home Services

Amy E. Walker, D.V.M. 937-418-5992 Mobile Veterinary Service Treating Dogs, Cats & Exotics

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680 Snow Removal

645 Hauling


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635 Farm Services


Horseback Riding Lessons

Residential Commercial New Construction Bonded & Insured

Complete Projects or Helper Decks, Drywall, Cement, Paint, Fences, Repairs, Cleanup, Hauling, Roofing, Siding, Etc. Insured/References

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710 Roofing/Gutters/Siding


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665 Lawn, Garden, Landscaping


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Bankruptcy Attorney 937-620-4579

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640 Financial

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




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700 Painting

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625 Construction

WEST MILTON, 301 Wright Road, Friday, 10/21 & Saturday, 10/22, 8am-3pm. Solid cherry bedroom & dining room furniture, chairs, trunks, desk, collectibles (Hummels, Fenton glass, china, dolls) handmade quilts, antique sewing machines and more!

until October 31, 2011 with this coupon



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Roofing, Windows, Siding, Fire & Water Restoration






PIQUA, 510 Snyder Rd. (off Troy-Sidney Rd. behind schools, 1st house on right), Thursday, 9am-5pm, Friday, 9am-2pm. Furniture, appliances, 60" floor model TV, large dog cage, bike, unusual miscellaneous.


TROY, 1119 Arborvitae Circle (off Peters Road). Wednesday, Thursday & Friday 9-4. Corner and wicker hutches, kitchen table, miscellaneous chairs, bedding, Christmas, Halloween, kitchen, Home Interior, cast iron kettles, TV, clothes, lots of miscellaneous.

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

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620 Childcare

TIPP CITY 565 Pine Street. Thursday-Sunday 8-5. ESTATE SALE!!! Glassware, furniture, tools. Rain or shine! Great prices! Don't miss this.

TROY, TRINITY CRAFT BAZAAR, 60 South Dorset Road. Saturday 9-5. Jewelry, woodworking, blankets, placemats, table runners, handcrafted African gifts, pillows, candies, baked goods, silent auction - quilts.




PIQUA, 3116 Sioux Drive, Saturday only, 8am-3pm. Power washer, Spa-2-Go, electric snake, office desk, infant/ toddler car seats, toddler bed, decorative mirrors, large selection 33 rpm records, large chrome shelving unit, many other miscellaneous items.

PIQUA, Church of the Brethren, corner of Boal and Sheridan Streets (in basement), Thursday, Friday, Oct. 20-21, 10am-? Household items and miscellaneous items.

670 Miscellaneous

Let us help


PIQUA, 2241 Deerfield Crossing, Saturday, 8am-2pm. Household Sale. Washer, dryer, kitchen table and chairs, dresser, couch, loveseat, full size headboard, vacuum, entertainment center, coffee table, end table, glassware, kitchen utensils, microwave, small appliances, miscellaneous tools.

PIQUA, Blankenship Storage Unit 20, RM Davis Parkway (off Sunset between SR36 and High St., Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday, 9am-5pm. Wood burning stove, jewelry, antiques, tools, furniture, adult clothes, etc.

655 Home Repair & Remodel

CLEAN OUT your garage


PIQUA, 1790 Parker Dr. (off Hetzler Rd.), now thru Saturday, 8:30-6pm. Men's and women winter coats, jackets, X-mas trees, wreaths, decorations, sweats and jeans, stuffed animals, candles, printer and fax, much more.

PIQUA, 525 Boal Ave. (side entrance). Thursday and Friday 10am-4pm. Miscellaneous items.

655 Home Repair & Remodel


HARDIN, 6167 HardinWapak Road. Friday and Saturday 9am-? A little bit of everything! Tools, toys, like new baby items, clothing and lots of miscellaneous!

600 - Services

555 Garage Sales/Yard Sales


COVINGTON, 9880 Covington-Gettysburg Rd., Thursday, Friday, 8am-4pm, Saturday, 8am-12. TV, desk, sectional couch, nice washer and dryer, gun cabinet, exercise equipment, Craftsman riding lawn mower with snow plow, water skis, 6' garage door, old bottle collection, lots of old tools, miscellaneous.

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


199 South St. Rt. 560, Westville. Thurs/22nd, Fri/23rd, Sat/24th, 9a-5p. YARD SALE: Lots of Misc!

Service&Business DIRECTORY


555 Garage Sales/Yard Sales


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320 Houses for Rent


500 - Merchandise

SHIH-TZU's, 3 family raised, males. $300-$400. (567)279-3795

3 BEDROOM, 112 South Main Street, Large house, 1 bath, stove, refrigerator, $500 Piqua, (937)418-8912

510 Appliances 3 BEDROOM, 2 story with garage, 1007 Greene St., Piqua. Near school and shopping. CA, gas heat, NO appliances. Renter responsible for: utilities, normal maintenance, lawn care. One month deposit, first months rent upon signing agreement. NO PETS or Metro! References required with rent application. $625 Month. Send replies to: PO Box 920, Piqua, OH 45356 c/o Rental Mgr. Include phone number and where you can be reached. MOBLE HOME in country near Bradford, $375, (937)448-2974. PIQUA, 117 South Rosevelt, 2 bedroom, 1.5 bath, $450 monthly/ $110 weekly, zero deposit, (937)778-8093 PIQUA, 3 bedrooms, CA, fenced yard, 1.5 car garage, $795 month, deposit, lease, (937)778-9303 (937)604-5417. PIQUA, newer spacious 3 bedroom, garage. Close to interstate. Appliances, bonus room. NO PETS! $995. (937)266-4421 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 $700 monthly. For sale $88,900. Payment $700 per month. Owner financing. Will Co-Op. 1263 Lee Rd. 3 bedroom, 1.5 bath, $710. (937)239-1864 Visit

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

400 - Real Estate For Sale

583 Pets and Supplies

REFRIGERATOR, Whirlpool, white, works great, $75, (937)214-4029.

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

545 Firewood/Fuel SEASONED FIREWOOD $160 per cord. Stacking extra, $130 you pick up. Taylor Tree Service available (937)753-1047

560 Home Furnishings S O F A / L O V E SEAT/ROCKER RECLINER Navy blue, leather, glass coffee and end tables. 3 light oak bar stools. Excellent condition. (937)538-6817 (937)538-0642

577 Miscellaneous CORNHOLE GAMES and bags. Have games ready to go! Order early for Christmas. You name it, I'll paint it. (937)489-2668 HOYER LIFT, with 2 slings, excellent condition, Hospital air mattress with pump & cover, excellent condition, (937)498-1804 METAL. Wanting anything that contains metal. Will haul away for FREE. Call (937)451-1566 or (937)214-0861.

DOG, white Maltese, female, spade. Needs forever home with loving family. Free to good home. (937)778-1601 KITTENS, gorgeous! Tabbies, long haired and short haired. Charcoal and silver stripes. Also, black & white and white & orange, 10 weeks old, friendly and litter trained, $15 each. (937)473-2122 LAB PUPPIES, full blooded, $225. Shihpoo puppies (Shih Tzu/ Poodle), $250. All puppies have shots and worming. (937)726-2189 MINI DACHSHUND PUPPIES, AKC registered, health guaranteed, shots are UTD, wormed. Long coated, 2 reds, 2 chocolates and 1 black/silver dapple. Males $200. Females, $275. (937)667-1777, (937)667-0077 YORKSHIRE TERRIERS, 1 golden female $650, 1 male $400. Vet checked. 2 male Maltese, $350 each. 1 female extra extra small $500. CASH ONLY! (937)332-1370 or leave message.

To advertise in the Classifieds That Work Picture it Sold please call: 877-844-8385


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

580 Musical Instruments CONSOLE PIANO, Yamaha 42", very good condition. Tuned, $1100, (937)339-8022.

583 Pets and Supplies

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



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

WE PAY cash for your old toys! Star Wars, GI Joes, He-Man, Transformers, and much more. (937)638-3188.

Silver/black with chrome package, 12" aluminum wheels, high lift kit, electric / charger. $4200. (937)935-1472

800 - Transportation


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

895 Vans/Minivans 1992 PLYMOUTH Voyager SE, 134,000 miles. Has been used primarily as a delivery vehicle and is in good condition. $1400 OBO, (937)773-2675


Diesel, Cummins engine, 45,500 miles. sleeps 6, awnings. Very good condition.

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

DOG, 55 pound sweet dog needs rescued, mixed breed. Free to adult home. 14 months old. (937)524-2661

WANTED, Model A cars and parts, engines, wheels, non running, call (937)658-1946, (937)622-9985 after 6pm


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


899 Wanted to Buy

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


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

SNOW BLOWER, New, Troy-Built 24" Electric Start, two stage. $490 Cash. (937)339-1394 STOVE PIPE 6 inch ceiling support kit with stainless steel pipe (6 inch). 2 pieces of 2 foot and 2 pieces of 3 foot. (937)295-3688


592 Wanted to Buy

405 Acreage and Lots BEAUTIFUL building lot across from Echo Lake. Call (937)778-0897 after 6pm for information.


Find a new 1997 PONTIAC BONNEVILLE 40th Anniversary Special, dark cherry, 185,000 miles, sunroof, leather bucket seats, good tires, very clean. $2500 OBO.

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Wednesday, October 19, 2011




Halloween is more enjoyable when safety is part of the holiday.

WAYS TO MAKE HALLOWEEN SAFER Halloween is a time for people young and old to enjoy a little mischief and mayhem. To make the holiday even more enjoyable, celebrants can heed a few tips to make Halloween as safe as it is pleasurable. 1. Use face paints instead of masks that obscure vision. 2. Wear reflective tape on costumes of dark colors for trick-or-treating at night. 3. LED lights or glow sticks are a safer alternative to lit candles. Some lights even flicker to offer the appeal of candles.

4. Trick-or-treat in a group; never alone. 5. Take a planned route and don’t wander off the path. 6. Be sure costumes are not tripping hazards. 7. Costume on young children should be age-appropriate and free of hazards, such as strings that can strangle or small parts that can choke. 8. Stick to trick-or-treating in trusted neighborhoods. 9. Be extra-cautious of cars when walking at night. 2225298

Stay on sidewalks as much as possible

Cross streets only at corners, and stay on sidewalks whenever possible.

Only eat your treats at home, after inspecting them with Mom and Dad.

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Chrysler - Dodge - Jeep - RV I-75 Exit 83, Piqua, Ohio (937) 778-0830 Toll Free: 1-800-678-4188 Fax: (937) 778-1490

Determine a trick-or-treat route and curfew with your parents, and follow it.

1760 W. High St.


Have dinner or a snack before going out to trick-or-treat.

312 Caldwell St., Piqua

773-5431 1001 S. Dorset, Troy


Make sure to trick-or-treat while there is still light outside.

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Tom Walter

Jackets should be worn over or under costumes on cool Halloween nights.

Daniel C. Harris, O.D.

Harris Eye Care, LLC 1268 E. Ash St. • Piqua • 937-916-3036 Between Great Clips & McSports

At night, wear reflective tape on your costume.

1800 W. High St., Piqua, OH 45356

Office: (937) 773-4441 Don’t cut across yards or driveways Piqua • Troy • Tipp City

Servicing Piqua for over 25 years

999 E. Ash Street, Piqua 937-773-7466

700 S. Roosevelt, Piqua


Make sure your costume does not drag on the ground, so you won’t trip.

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Never trick-or-treat alone, and never enter a stranger’s house or car.

Covington Care Center 991 E. Ash St., Piqua (937) 773-9845

Even if you know a pet, be careful; they may be frightened by a costume.


75 Mote Dr., Covington, OH

Try to use makeup instead of wearing a mask with your costume.

1-800-487-1672 I-75 ST. RT. 36 • LOONEY ROAD (PIQUA)

Know how and where to contact your parents.




Dobo’s Delights Bake Shoppe 417 N. Main St.


If there is no sidewalk, walk on the left side of the road, facing traffic.


308 LOONEY RD 937-778-9831

1523 N. Market St., Troy, Ohio

For All Your Treats


Young trick-or-treaters should always be escorted by an adult.

(937) 773-0752

Keep masks on top of your head when walking from house to house.

937-875-0153 • 937-698-6135 Make sure your shoes fit and are tied tightly.

Lopez, Severt & Pratt Co., L.P.A. 18 E. Water St., Troy • 937.335.5658

Only visit houses that are well-lit, and never approach a house alone.

BUFFALO JACK’S 137 S. High St. • Covington, OH

937-473-2524 Hours: Mon. - Thurs. 6am - 10pm Fri. & Sat. 6am - Midnight Sunday 7am - 9pm

Only eat candy after your parents have checked it.

Throw away any candy with a ripped or open wrapper.

Wear a watch you can read in the dark. 219 Spring St., Piqua, OH

(937) 773-5702 (937) 773-6263 Bob, Tony, Julie, Joe, Phyllis

Always carry a flashlight and remember to walk, and not run, between houses.

FAMILY SPECIAL 14" Deluxe Pizza, 12" 1 Topping Pizza, One 2 Liter of Soda, 4 Deep Fried Brownie Bites



CJ's Carryout & Deli 1601 Niklin Ave., Piqua • 937-778-9317

Sunday School 9:30 • Worship 10:30am

3969 W. State Route 185, Piqua


Wednesday, October 19, 2011


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