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Courthouse evacuated for bomb threat Caller claimed explosives were on third floor BY MELANIE YINGST Civitas Media MIAMI COUNTY — Halloween’s tricks started earlier for the occupants of the Miami County Courthouse Wednesday afternoon. According to Miami County Sheriff ’s Office Sgt. Chris Bobb, an unknown male called the clerk of the Miami County Municipal Court claiming explosives were on the third floor of the court-

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The Miami County Courthouse is evacuated after a bomb threat was called in Wednesday.

house at 215 W. Main St., Troy. The phone call was made at 1:09 p.m. The building, along with the Miami County Safety Building, was immediately evacuated for a period of time. “We take any bomb threat seriously and more so if it’s the courthouse, schools or any public building,” Bobb said. The incident won’t be a treat if the suspect is caught. Bobb said false threats may lead to criminal charges such as inducing panic and other related charges. Any information about the case may be called in to the sheriff’s office at 440-6000.



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PHS team plans taco fundraiser PIQUA — The Piqua boys cross country team is hosting an all-you-caneat taco dinner beginning at 5:30 p.m. Friday at the Knights of Columbus, 204 W. Ash St., Piqua. The cost is $7. Drinks and dessert also will be available for an additional cost.

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Kyle Cooper, Melissa Leingang and Angie Schulz (left to right) were hard at work at the downtown Piqua branch of Unity National Bank on Halloween, Wednesday. Branch employees celebrated the day by dressing as characters from the movie “Toy Story.” A number of customers stopped by the branch just to visit and check out the costumes.Youngsters were out in number Wednesday night in Piqua for Beggar’s Night. Children in Covington will be looking for treats tonight as Beggar’s Night was delayed one night because of the bad weather.

MIAMI COUNTY — Local voters will see several issues and unopposed candidates on Tuesday’s ballot. Several seeking uncontested races are incumbents, including those for county sheriff, county commission and prosecuting attorney. Issues: • Fletcher Village 1.0 mill, five-year tax levy renewal for fire services • Bradford Village 3.0 mills, five-year tax levy renewal for fire services • Brown Township 1 mill, fiveyear tax levy renewal for ambulance services • Brown Township 1 mill, fiveyear tax levy renewal for fire services • Miami East 3.5 mills, fiveyear renewal for current operating expenses • City of Piqua 0.25 percent continuing additional income tax for police and fire services See Local voters/Page 2

Cemetery takes delivery on hefty centerpiece Forest Hill’s Labyrinth Garden taking shape BY WILL E SANDERS Staff Writer PIQUA — Since a June ground-breaking of Forest Hill Union Cemetery’s Labyrinth Garden, progress has been made in the multi-year project. On Thursday morning a crucial piece of that equation arrived — all 10,000 pounds of it. A truck driver from Vermont made the special delivery of a solid granite columbarium that will be among the centerpieces of the cremation garden located on the cemetery grounds. The columbarium was built by

Nickels Monument in Versailles and a crane from Jcrane from Covington assisted with lifting it. Workers spent just over an hour setting in place the large piece, which will hold cremated remains for those looking for alternatives to burial. “It’s made out of solid, 100 percent granite,” said Jim Roth, cemetery superintendent. “This thing will last for hundreds of years.” The columbarium has 32 niches on each side and plans to add about five more columbariums in the future, Roth said. Once completed, the crematorium will be able to hold the creMIKE ULLERY/STAFF PHOTO mated remains of 300 Forest Hill Union Cemetery superintendent Jim Roth explains conindividuals, he said. struction details of the newly placed columbarium that now reSee Cemetery/Page 2 sides in the Labyrinth Garden portion of the cemetery.


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NYC struggles back after Sandy Obama views devastation BY LEANNE ITALIE Associated Press


President Barack Obama, left, embraces Donna Vanzant, right, during a tour of a neighborhood effected by superstorm Sandy on Wednesday in Brigantine, N.J. Vanzant is a owner of North Point Marina, which was damaged by the storm. about 650,000 in New York City, Mayor Michael Bloomberg said. The mayor said 500 patients were being evacuated from Bellevue Hospital because of storm damage. The hospital has run on generators since the storm. About 300 patients were evacuated from another Manhattan hospital Monday after it lost generator power. Bloomberg also canceled school the rest of the week, and the Brooklyn Nets, who just moved from New Jersey, scratched their home opener against the Knicks on Thursday. Still, there were signs that New York was flickering back to life and wasn’t as isolated as it was a day earlier. Flights resumed at Kennedy and Newark airports on what authorities described as a very limited schedule. Nothing was taking off or landing at LaGuardia, which suffered far worse damage. Amtrak said trains will start running in and out of New York again on Friday. The stock exchange, operating on backup generators, came back to life after its first two-day weather shutdown since the bliz-

zard of 1888. Mayor Michael Bloomberg rang the opening bell to whoops from traders below. “We jokingly said this morning we may be the only building south of midtown that has water, lights and food,” said Duncan Niederauer, CEO of the company that runs the exchange, in hard-hit lower Manhattan. Most Broadway shows returned for Wednesday matinees and evening shows. Across the Hudson River in New Jersey, National Guardsmen in trucks delivered ready-to-eat meals and other supplies to heavily flooded Hoboken and rushed to evacuate people from the city’s high-rises and brownstones. The mayor’s office put out a plea for people to bring boats to City Hall for use in rescuing victims. Natural gas fires erupted in Brick Township, where scores of homes were wrecked by the storm. And some of the state’s barrier islands, which took a direct hit from Sandy on Monday night, remained all but cut off. President Barack Obama took a helicopter tour of the ravaged coast

with New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie. “We are here for you,” Obama said in Brigantine, N.J. “We are not going to tolerate red tape. We are not going to tolerate bureaucracy.” In New York, masses of people walked shoulder-toshoulder across the Brooklyn Bridge to get into Manhattan for work, reminiscent of the escape scenes from the Sept. 11 terrorist attack and the blackout of 2003. They entered an island sharply divided between those who had power and those who did not. In Manhattan at night, it was possible to walk downtown along an avenue and move in an instant from a mostly normal New York scene delis open, people milling outside bars into a pitch-black cityscape, with police flares marking intersections. People who did have power took to social media to offer help to neighbors. “I have power and hot water. If anyone needs a shower or to charge some gadgets or just wants to bask in the beauty of artificial light, hit me up,” Rob Hart of Staten Island posted on Facebook.

Ohio court halts ballot counting ruling BY ANN SANNER Associated Press COLUMBUS — A federal appeals court on Wednesday temporarily halted an attempt by voter advocates to expand the conditions under which provisional ballots are counted in the swing state of Ohio. The 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati put on hold a lower court’s ruling that

said the state must count provisional ballots cast not just in the wrong precinct but in the wrong polling location altogether. With less than a week before Election Day, the appeals court ruling brought some clarity to one of the remaining disputes involving Ohio’s election procedures. Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted’s broader appeal on the matter remains before the appeals court, but

it isn’t expected to be decided before the election Tuesday. Husted said Wednesday that the court’s move allows him to provide Ohio’s 88 county elections boards with guidance for processing provisional ballots, which are counted later and can be challenged. Allowing the lower court ruling to continue, he said, had the potential to cause problems and confusion. “Voters could have cast

Cemetery Continued from page 1 When crews began the project over the summer, they started by excavating and leveling the area before turning their attention on the labyrinth, which is the epicenter of the garden. It is surrounded by a low wall that will be abutted against a tulip bed. The entire garden is surrounded by a walkway where the the new columbarium was placed, and

where future columbariums will be situated. “This is something that we have been looking at doing out here for so many, many years, so this was a real opportunity for us to start this project,” Roth said. “It’s been a really fun day for us.” In the near future memorial benches and trees will also surround the garden. “We feel this is a very special place here,” Roth said.

And so do other people because Roth said people have already expressed interest in the columbariums sight unseen. “Hopefully, in the next couple of weeks we might have a row or two sold out.” Once urns are placed in the granite structure, an engraved granite faceplate will be affixed. For more information regarding the Labyrinth Garden, visit the Forest Hill Cemetery website at

Republicans • Miami County Prosecuting Attorney, incumbent Gary Nasal, Republican • Miami County Clerk of Common Pleas, incumbent Jan A. Mottinger, Republican • Miami County Sheriff, incumbent Charles A. Cox Jr., Republican

• Miami County Recorder, Jessica A. Lopez, Republican • Miami County Treasurer, Jim Stubbs, Republican • Miami County Engineer, incumbent Paul P. Huelskamp, Republican • Miami County Coroner, Stephen A. Huffman, Republican

Local voters Continued from page 1 Uncontested county races • Judge, Court of Common Pleas, incumbent Christopher Gee, Republican • Miami County Commissioners, incumbent Richard L. Cultice; incumbent Jack Evans, both


Maurice Jonathon Markley TIPP CITY — Maurice Jonathon Markley, 87, of Tipp City, formerly of Christiansburg, passed away at 6 : 4 8 p . m . Tuesd a y , Oct. 30, 2012, in the MARKLEY Springmeade Health Center, Tipp City. Born on June 9, 1925 in Casstown, Maurice was a son of the late Harvey Kenton and Nellie (Shell) Markley. Maurice is survived by two children, a daughter, Pam (Bob) Hoey of Christiansburg and a son, Kent (Kelly) Markley of Troy; six grandchildren, Chad (Kathleen) Hoey of Lafayette, Ind., Chasity Oburn of Christiansburg, Bryce Markley of Ashland, Ky., Ely Markley of Fairborn, Layne Markley of St. Paris and Sophia Markley of Troy; four great-grandchildren, Aiden and Brantlee Oburn and Rebeccah and Sarah Hoey; and many nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by four brothers and five sisters. Maurice attended high school at Casstown from 1941 to 1944. He was inducted into the U.S. Army before graduation and

served in World War II from March 29, 1944 until May 30, 1946. He received his high school diploma many years later in a special service for veterans held at Miami East High School. Maurice was a member of the Christiansburg United Methodist Church and a retired member of the Christiansburg Fire Company. He retired from B.F. Goodrich Co., Troy in 1986. He loved restoring John Deere tractors and spending time with his grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Atkins-Shively Funeral Home, 216 S. Springfield St., St. Paris, with the Rev. Mark Atterholt presiding. Burial will follow in the Casstown Cemetery with military honors by the Veterans Elite Tribute Squad. Visitation for family and friends will be held from 2-5 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home with fire department services by the Christiansburg Fire Company at 5 p.m. Memorial donations may be made to Christiansburg Fire Company, P.O. Box 300, Christiansburg, Ohio 45389. Envelopes will be available in the funeral home. Condolences to the family may be sent to w w w. s h i v e l y f u n e r a

Ruth Ann Walker TROY — Ruth Ann Walker, 75, of Troy, passed away Tuesd a y , Oct. 30, 2012, at the Upper Va l l e y Medi c a l Center, WALKER Troy. She was born July 18, 1937, in Portsmouth, to the late Glen Trego and June (Malone) Piatt. She was married to Gordon K. Walker, who preceded her in death on May 8, 2009. She is survived by her children, George and Roberta Wells of Troy, Rick Wells of Troy, Glenna Baker of Casstown, Gail and Jim Routzahn of Troy, and Tony and Melissa Wells of Troy; grandchildren, Shawn and Toni Wells, Angie and Bret Anderson, Rickey Wells, Ed Routzahn, Joe Kelley, Nichole Wells, Greg Routzahn, Nikki Suber, Ashley Kel-

ley, Dustin Wells, Chris Kelley, and Marcus Wells; and 13 great-grandchildren, Laci Wells, Seth Wells, Breana Wells, Anna Benham, Destiny Wells, Zackary Benham, Allie Suber, Casey Jo Kelley, Jaden Wells, Avery Anderson, Savanna Kelley, Emma Suber; and Jaxen Anderson. In addition to her parents and husband, Ruth was preceded in death by her stepfather, Clint Piatt and stepmother, Sara Trego. Ruth was active with every aspect of her grandkids and great-grandkids lives. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Baird Funeral Home, Troy. Interment will follow in Riverside Cemetery, Troy. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Friends may express condolences to the family through

ballots wherever they wanted to in the county, regardless of their eligible precinct,” Husted said in a statement. The ballots at issue are dubbed “wrong church, wrong pew,” referring to both a mistaken polling place and a mistaken precinct. A lawyer for a union that sued over the issue Death notices said as many as 8,000 voters cast such ballots in PIQUA — Mary E. Arthur, 81, of Piqua, died at 2008. 11:23 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012, at Covington Care Center, Covington. Arrangements are pending at Melcher-Sowers Funeral Home, Piqua.

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PIQUA — Double Jay Construction will be performing concrete repairs to the Ash Street Bridge on the south and north sides of the bridge. The work is scheduled to begin at 7:15 a.m. today. The work will have one lane of traffic blocked to permit one lane of travel at all times. The project is expected to take approximately two weeks, without any weather delays.

ST. PARIS — Mark Allen Roop, 43, of St. Paris, formerly of Troy, passed away Monday, Oct. 29, 2012. Originally planned visitation for Thursday evening has been cancelled at the request of the family. Friends may express condolences to family through Policy: Please send obituary notices by email to or by fax to (937) 773-4225. Deadlines: Notices must be received by 6 p.m. Sunday and Tuesday-Friday, and by 4 p.m. on Monday for Tuesday’s online edition. Questions: Please call Editor Susan Hartley at (937) 773-2721, ext. 207 if you have questions about obituaries.

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NEW YORK — Flights resumed, but slowly. The New York Stock Exchange got back to business, but on generator power. And with the subways still down, great numbers of people walked across the Brooklyn Bridge into Manhattan in a reverse of the exodus of 9/11. Two days after Superstorm Sandy rampaged across the Northeast, killing at least 63 people, New York struggled Wednesday to find its way. Swaths of the city were still without power, and all of it was torn from its daily rhythms. At luxury hotels and drugstores and Starbucks shops that bubbled back to life, people clustered around outlets and electrical strips, desperate to recharge their phones. In the Meatpacking District of Manhattan, a line of people filled pails with water from a fire hydrant. Two children used jack-o’-lantern trick-or-treat buckets. Gov. Andrew Cuomo said that parts of the subway would begin running again Thursday, and that three of seven tunnels under the East River had been pumped free of water, removing a major obstacle to restoring full service. “We are going to need some patience and some tolerance,” he said. On Wednesday, both were frayed. Bus service was free but delayed, and New Yorkers jammed on, crowding buses so heavily that they skipped stops and rolled past hordes of waiting passengers. New York City buses serve 2.3 million people on an average day, and two days after the storm they were trying to handle many of the 5.5 million daily subway riders, too. As far west as Wisconsin and south to the Carolinas, more than 6 million homes and businesses were still without power, including


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CASSTOWN — The November 2012 Miami East FFA Member of the Month is Haleigh Maggert, daughter of Jessica Keyes and Dave Maggert and the granddaughter of Cindi and Lynn Maggert. She is a freshman and first year member of the Miami East FFA Chapter. Maggert has participated in the county and district soils judging contest, helped facilitate the Hunter Safety Night, attended the State Greenhand Conference, and FFA Halloween Party. She is the chairperson of her class committee, the Scholarship Committee and is currently helping donate agriculture-

related books to local elementary schools. Moreover, she is planning on attending the National FFA Convention in Indianapolis. Every month of the school year the Miami East FFA will select a student to be the FFA Member of the Month. The officer team will nominate one student that has been actively involved in the FFA chapter, school and community activities. If selected, the member will be recognized at the monthly FFA meeting, have their picture displayed in the Miami East Ag Room, and will receive a special accolade in celebration MAGGERT of their accomplishment.


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Temperatures to moderate What’s left of Sandy will slowly move off to the northeast over the next 24 hours. Rain chances begin to die down today as the storm pulls away. By Friday, temperatures moderate a bit as a little more sun returns. The next disturbance will return the chance of showers late Saturday and Saturday night. High: 50 Low: 34.



Bradford students recognized HIGH: 50


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REGIONAL ALMANAC Temperature High Yesterday41 at 11:10 p.m. Low Yesterday 38 at 8:33 a.m. Normal High 58 Normal Low 40 Record High 80 in 1950, 1900 Record Low 20 in 1908

Precipitation 24 hours ending at 5 p.m.0.05 Month to date 3.79 Normal month to date 2.93 Year to date 28.01 Normal year to date 34.54 Snowfall yesterday 0.00

Lawyer wants out of case


(Left) Bradford Elementary students of the month for October were recognized for earning advanced designation on the May 2012 third-grade Ohio Achievement Assessments in both reading and math. Pictured above are Hannah Stine, Courtney Monnin, Maggie Manuel, Aliviyah Boggs, Brandon Jones, Ethan Reed, Emma Canan and Samantha Brewer. Not pictured, Caleb Flora. (Right) Bradford Junior High and High School students were recognized for scoring Advanced/Accelerated on the OAA during the October Bradford Board of Education meeting. Pictured above are Cole Gambil and Athena Scalzi. Not pictured is Rhyan Turner.

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The latest lawyer to represent a New York man in what authorities now say is a fraudulent lawsuit against Facebook wants to get off the case. Ohio attorney Dean Boland moved Tuesday in federal court in Buffalo to withdraw as Paul Celglia’s lawyer. Boland’s motion doesn’t say why he wants off the case, but says it has

nothing to do with any belief that Ceglia engaged in fraud. Boland is among more than a half dozen lawyers and law firms who’ve signed on to represent Ceglia and then pulled out. Ceglia’s 2010 lawsuit claims half-ownership of Menlo Park, Calif.-based Facebook based on a 2003 contract with founder Mark Zuckerberg.

Piqua City Schools news briefs PIQUA — Piqua City Schools events and programs are planned as follows: • A reminder to parents: one hour early dismissal on Wednesday, Nov. 7 and no school on Friday, Nov. 9. The schedule for parent/teacher conferences is as follows: Wednesday, Nov. 7 — 36 p.m. at Piqua High School and Piqua Junior High School and 4-8 p.m. for elementary grades K-6. Thursday, Nov. 8 — 4-8 p.m. Piqua High School and Piqua Junior High School and 4-8 p.m. for elementary grades K-6. If you have any questions, please contact your

student’s building office. • Wilder Intermediate School will recognize students on the All A Honor Roll and A/B Honor Roll at a school-wide assembly on at 2 p.m. Nov. 8. Students will also be recognized for outstanding behavior, homework completion, and perfect attendance. • Miami County Public Health is offering evening hours at their flu vaccine clinics. The clinic will be open until 6:30 p.m. today and Nov. 15. The clinic is located at 510 W. Water St., Suite 130, in Troy. For more information, visit • “Everyone’s a Superhero at Favorite Hill” is


Notice is hereby given that in pursuance of a resolution passed by the Council of the Village of Bradford on 26 July 2012, there will be submitted to the qualified electors of the Village of Bradford at the General Election to be held at the regular places therein on the 6th day of November 2012 the question being a levying a tax for the benefit of said Village for the purpose of: FIRE AND EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES Said tax being a: RENEWAL

At a rate not exceeding 3 mills for each one dollar of valuation, which amounts to $0.30 for each one hundred dollars of valuation, for 5 years, commencing in 2013, first due in calendar year 2014.

the theme for this year’s family fun night to be held from 6-7:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 12, at Favorite Hill Primary School. Superhero themed activities in reading, math, physical education, art and writing will allow families to participate in fun-filled, educational events. Snacks will be provided and rep-

resentatives from business partner, Unity Bank, will be on hand to answer questions regarding banking services. Door prizes will be provided by business partner Miami Valley Steel. Edison Community College will distribute pencils to each student who attends.


Notice is hereby given that in pursuance of a resolution passed by the Board of Trustees of Washington Township on 17 July 2012, there will be submitted to the qualified electors of the unincorporated areas of Washington Township at the General Election to be held at the regular places therein on the 6th day of November 2012 the question being a levying a tax for the benefit of the unincorporated areas of said township for the purpose of:

Said tax being a: RENEWAL

Said tax being a: ADDITIONAL


At a rate not exceeding 1 mill for each one dollar of valuation, which amounts to $0.10 for each one hundred dollars of valuation, for 5 years, commencing in 2013, first due in calendar year 2014.

Roger E. Luring, Chair

Roger E. Luring, Chair



Notice is hereby given that in pursuance of a resolution passed by the Council of the Village of Fletcher on 06 August 2012, there will be submitted to the qualified electors of the Village of Fletcher at the General Election to be held at the regular places therein on the 6th day of November 2012 the question being a levying a tax for the benefit of said Village for the purpose of: FIRE PROTECTION SERVICES Said tax being a: RENEWAL

At a rate not exceeding 1 mill for each one dollar of valuation, which amounts to $0.10 for each one hundred dollars of valuation, for 5 years, commencing in 2013, first due in calendar year 2014. The polls for said election will be open from 6:30 a.m. until 7:30 p.m. of said day. By order of the Board of Elections, Miami County

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Roger E. Luring, Chair



Notice is hereby given that in pursuance of a resolution passed by the Board of Trustees of Brown Township on 23 July 2012, there will be submitted to the qualified electors of the unincorporated areas of Brown Township at the General Election to be held at the regular places therein on the 6th day of November 2012 the question being a levying a tax for the benefit of the unincorporated areas of said Township for the purpose of:

The polls for said election will be open from 6:30 a.m. until 7:30 p.m. of said day.

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Age: 3 Birthdate: Oct. 31, 2009 Parents: Adriana Lavy and Matthew and Katie Poeppelman Grandparents: Andy and Jetta Lavy Great-grandparents: Danny and Darlene Lavy and Ron and Marie Poeppelman Aldin Maddix

The polls for said election will be open from 6:30 a.m. until 7:30 p.m. of said day. By order of the Board of Elections, Miami County

Aldin Maddix

By order of the Board of Elections, Miami County

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At a rate not exceeding 1.95 mills for each one dollar of valuation, which amounts to $0.195 for each one hundred dollars of valuation, for 5 years, commencing in 2012, first due in calendar year 2013. The polls for said election will be open from 6:30 a.m. until 7:30 p.m. of said day. By order of the Board of Elections, Miami County Roger E. Luring, Chair

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Notice is hereby given that in pursuance of a resolution passed by the Board of Trustees of Brown Township on 23 July 2012, there will be submitted to the qualified electors of the unincorporated areas of Brown Township at the General Election to be held at the regular places therein on the 6th day of November 2012 the question being a levying a tax for the benefit of the unincorporated areas of said Township for the purpose of:

Notice is hereby given that in pursuance of a resolution passed by the Commission of the City of Piqua on 19 June 2012, there will be submitted to the qualified electors of the City of Piqua at the General Election to be held at the regular places therein on the 6th day of November 2012 the question being a levying an income tax for the benefit of said city for the purpose of:

Said tax being a: RENEWAL

Said tax being an: ADDITIONAL


At a rate not exceeding 1 mill for each one dollar of valuation, which amounts to $0.10 for each one hundred dollars of valuation, for 5 years, commencing in 2013, first due in calendar year 2014.

The polls for said election will be open from 6:30 a.m. until 7:30 p.m. of said day. By order of the Board of Elections, Miami County

10/25, 11/01/12

Roger E. Luring, Chair



At a rate of 0.25% to increase the city income tax from 1.75% to 2.0% beginning 01 January 2013.

The polls for said election will be open from 6:30 a.m. until 7:30 p.m. of said day. By order of the Board of Elections, Miami County

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Roger E. Luring, Chair



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Examining the role of Column government Need to ‘take back country’ disputed L et’s talk about what this election is about. The underlying issue is what we Americans want to be the role of our government. Four different views exist on this — not counting the fringes of both parties. We have the liberals, the conservatives, most of us in the middle and the Rent Seekers. (I’m not talking landlords, but more on these people later.) Liberals feel that the role of government is to look after its citizens’ welfare and protect them — not only from crime and the state’s enemies but from powerful institutions within the state that can adversely affect their lives. They expect their government to enact and enforce laws that are fair and equitable to all and to create policies which assure equal opportunities for all. Conservatives feel that this is “big government” or even socialism. Government’s job is simply to protect its people and then get out of the way of our free market system so that entrepreneurs can guide us back to the greatness of the past. They fear that the equal opportunity proposed by liberals is actually the promise of equal results which they rightfully equate with communism. People on both sides see this as a seminal election in determining the country’s direction. One side fears four more years toward socialism and the other fears eight years to combine with the Bush JACK ROBINSON eight years to give us Columnist 16 years toward increased power of the rich. Most of us are somewhere in the middle. In fact America’s current system is somewhere in the middle. Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, government insurance and loans to small business, crop insurance to farmers, the GI Bill — all can be called socialistic programs. Most of us have used or will use some of them and we approve of the good they do. But in aggregate we worry how all this can be sustained in the future. Rent Seekers, a term used by economists for those who create their wealth through government manipulation, have their own purpose for government. They are plutocrats making tens or hundreds of millions of dollars a year by using state and federal legislatures to get tax dodges, special-interest laws, investigations squashed, favorable rulings by courts and government contracts. Let me tell you about one. His name is Tagg, as in tagalong. He has just formed a hedge fund this year. He has lined up many rich investors in his fund who have contributed to his dad’s presidential campaign or who have worked with him or invested with him. If Romney is elected president they all expect to benefit immensely. If they benefit, Tagg benefits. He will be an instant billionaire from all these mutual investments he and his dad’s friends made. See, there is at least one kind of government role we can all agree on that stinks. I was a card-carrying moderate Democrat until the country took the Thatcher/Reagan road to the right. Now I’m a liberal Democrat by just standing still. My hero since childhood has been President Franklin Delano Roosevelt. His four freedoms — freedom of speech, freedom of religion, freedom from want and freedom from fear — have been my idea of the rights of Americans since I could think of such things. For me, they define the role of government. I was born into poverty. My five brothers and I were raised on Social Security when our dad died at 46. I began work at 14. The GI Bill gave me my degree. Liberal government gave me a chance. Equal opportunity is just that. Everyone won’t end up equal but everyone should have an equal chance. I don’t advocate socialism beyond Roosevelt’s four freedoms — at least not any more than America already has. But we do need the government to protect us from being poisoned, from being swindled, from being bullied, from letting big business destroy the environment, from the Rent Seekers who would diminish our children’s prospects and take control of our government. Jack Robinson of Piqua is a University of Akron graduate who over 25 years worked his way up from the factory floor to a senior materials management position with General Tire. After the Akron plant closed, he worked at numerous companies, most of which either went broke or moved to Mexico. Contact him at

that their place was in the t’s hard to miss the large kitchen, subservient to billboard mounted on a the men in their life. Back building downtown. It exwhen minorities knew not horts Americans to stand up to act “uppity”, and gay and take the country back. men and women knew This confusing sentiment was better than to come out of a rallying cry of the Tea Party the closet, much less ask movement that rose to promifor civil equality. Back to nence during the healthcare the days when the robber debate, and into the midterm DOUG SMITH barons called the shots on election cycle. Columnist how politicians governed. Both Mitt and Ann Romney Back to the days when made heavy use of the phrase protective regulations while campaigning, trying to shore up his shaky support from the far were swept aside, regulatory agencies right fringe of his party. It’s one of the fa- gutted to the point of being toothless, vorites in the playbook of those who and Wall Street was a latter day version have worked tirelessly to demonize and of the Wild, wild West. Nearly a decade of that free for all, delegitimize the president of our councoupled with top heavy tax cuts, have try since he took the oath of office. To suggest that our government has created the largest concentration of been “hijacked” by President Obama is a wealth at the top since 1929. Pull out slightly more subtle version of the your history books, and see how that “birther” conspiracy in which the presi- turned out. Joe the Plumber was right dent was not born in the United States, about wealth redistribution, but had the therefore not a citizen, and not eligible flow going in the wrong direction. Not the sign of a good plumber. to lead our country. I am actually nostalgic for one aspect That such a ludicrous proposition could have ever gotten any traction, of politics past. The two parties have almuch less thrived, is at once a testament ways had huge disagreements, intense to the effectiveness of using reliable and angry debates, and a certitude that media outlets to propagate a lie, and a their way was the right way. But at the sad commentary on how far we haven’t end of the day, they sat down, negotiated actually progressed regarding race and and compromised, for the betterment of prejudice. The naysayers vociferously the country and it’s citizens. Those days, deny that ethnicity plays any role in at least for now, are gone. Endless filithis, but the simple truth is that no busters and gridlock, blocking of every white candidate would be subjected to appointment, no matter how non-consuch an unrelenting, scurrilous attack troversial, have become the hallmark of Congress. on their heritage. Much of the blame for this lies with There is still a segment of our population that will not accept a bi-racial per- the Tea Party. They have no interest in son with an exotic name being the leader governing, only paralyzing and miniof our nation, and are so adamant on the mizing it. The Republican Party empoint that any wingnut theory that sup- braced them, knowing that despite the obvious risks, it would pave the way for ports that narrative will do just fine. Let’s get back to the billboard. We live them to take back the House of Reprein a democracy, in which our leaders are sentatives. I’m sure they calculated that elected. In 2008, did 53 percent of the they could keep them under control. electorate “take” our country from the 48 They were wrong. Aided by radical tax bullies like percent that voted differently? By that measure, you’d have to concede that in Grover Norquist, demanding a pledge to 2000, our country was “taken” by those never raise any tax any time for any reawho voted for George Bush, especially in son or face the wrath of a bruising prilight of the fact that he garnered fewer mary, formerly sensible. Moderate Republicans acquiesced to that unreavotes than Vice President Gore. So who or what are we taking our sonable position, hurting their concountry back from, and who are we re- stituents in the process. The Tea Partiers in Congress need to turning it to? The purpose of the board is to encourage the election of the Rom- be seen for what they are, and replaced ney/Ryan ticket. How can they take back by Democrats or Republicans who know what they have never had? Or do they that working together is the only way to literally want to take America “Back”? move forward. A review of the Republican primaries, Doug Smith, a resident of Piqua, is a and the policies and positions put forth, suggests a whole new meaning to the graduate of Piqua Central ('73) is emslogan. A reading of the official Republi- ployed by NKP in Sidney and is a memcan Party Platform bolsters that idea. ber of the Miami County Democratic Back to the days when women knew Party.


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

Where to Write Public officials can be contacted through the following addresses and telephone numbers: ■ Lucy Fess, mayor, 5th Ward Commissioner,, 773-7929 ■ John Martin, 1st Ward Commissioner,, 773-2778 (home) ■ William Vogt, 2nd Ward Commissioner,, 773-8217 ■ Joe Wilson, 3rd Ward Commissioner,, 778-0390 ■ Judy Terry, 4th Ward Commissioner,, 773-3189

■ City Manager Gary Huff,, 778-2051 ■ Miami County Commissioners: John “Bud” O’Brien, Jack Evans and Richard Cultice, 201 W. Main St., Troy, OH 45373 440-5910; ■ John R. Kasich, Ohio governor, Vern Riffe Center, 77 S. High St., Columbus, OH 43215, (614) 644-0813, Fax: (614) 466-9354 ■ State Sen. Bill Beagle, 5th District, Ohio Senate, First Floor, Columbus, Ohio 43215; (614) 466-6247; e-mail:

To the Editor: I am an independent conservative. For over 25 years, I have worked with the Ohio Dental Association to represent dentistry’s position on patient care to our state’s senators and representatives in annual meetings during the dental association’s “Day at the Statehouse.” For all those years, I have been impressed with both the Democrat and Republican legislators with whom I have spoken. They all would sit down with me, pull out a pad of paper, and make notes on dentistry’s concerns — and then follow up to smooth our way to improve the care we provide our patients. However, over the last few months, I have been deeply involved with Representative (Richard) Adams in my personal project to provide a preventive approach to improve the dental health of Miami County’s poor by completely changing our approach from continual repair (fillings, extractions, etc.) to a preventive approach in order to improve their health and reduce the cost while improving their health. I had presented this approach, as appropriate, to those legislators since 1992. Their response was concern, one or two meetings, and then a resigned final meeting stating that Medicaid is so large, complex, and rule bound nothing could be done. Then, I sat down with Representative Adams. He listened, just as all the other legislators had. He sat down with me and 2 senior Caresource people who are knowledgeable about dental Medicaid, just as all the other legislators had. Then things changed. Representative Adams kept working with me. He added Senator (Bill) Beagle, state Medicaid officials, a representative of Gov. John Kasich, and two senior state Medicaid people to our meetings. Representative Adams chaired these meetings. Over the years, I have sat on many boards and chaired a few; however, only 2-3 times have I been privileged to watch a master facilitator at work. He had the foresight to see the possibilities in my proposal, the power and influence to get the right people in the room to evaluate it, and the common sense to convene the meetings. I wanted the people of Miami County to know my experience. Representative Adams has a rare blend of skills and experience that makes him perfectly suited to be our legislator. I hope you will agree with me and return him to the Ohio House to continue to represent us in this extraordinary manner. —Charles C Smith, D.D.S. HealthPark Dentistry Tipp City









Disney to make new ‘Star Wars’ films, buy Lucas Co.


In this Oct. 15, 2011 file photo, “Darth Vader” accepts the Ultimate Villain award from “Star Wars” creator George Lucas during the 2011 Scream Awards, in Los Angeles. A decade after George Lucas said “Star Wars” was finished on the big screen, a new trilogy is destined for theaters after The Walt Disney Co. announced Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012, that it was buying Lucasfilm Ltd. for $4.05 billion. BY RYAN NAKASHIMA AP Business Writer LOS ANGELES — A decade after George Lucas said “Star Wars” was finished on the big screen, a new trilogy is destined for theaters as The Walt Disney Co. announced Tuesday that it was buying Lucasfilm Ltd. for $4.05 billion. The seventh movie, with a working title of “Episode 7,” is set for release in 2015. Episodes 8 and 9 will follow. The new trilogy will carry the story of Luke Skywalker, Han Solo and Princess Leia beyond “Return of the Jedi,” the third film released and the sixth in the saga. After that, Disney plans a new “Star Wars” movie every two or three years. Lucas will serve as creative consultant in the new movies. “For the past 35 years, one of my greatest pleasures has been to see Star Wars passed from one generation to the next,” said Lucas, chairman and CEO of Lucasfilm Ltd. “It’s now time for me to pass Star Wars on to a new generation of filmmakers. I’ve always believed that Star Wars could live beyond me, and I thought it was important to set up the transition during my lifetime.” Disney CEO Bob Iger said Lucusfilm had already developed an extensive story line on the next trilogy, and Episode 7 was now in early-stage development. The Walt Disney Co. announced the blockbuster agreement to buy Lucasfilm in cash and stock Tuesday. The deal includes Lucasfilm’s prized high-tech production companies, Industrial Light & Magic and Skywalker Sound, as well as rights to the “Indiana Jones” franchise. Lucas was hailed as a cinematic visionary when the original “Star Wars” came out in 1977. But he had become an object of often-vicious ridicule by the time he released 3-D versions of all six films in the Star Wars franchise earlier this year. Die-hard Star War fans had been vilifying Lucas for years, convinced that he had become a commercial sell-out and had compounded his sins by desecrating the heroic tale that he originally sought to tell. They railed against him for adding grating characters such as Jar Jar Binks in the second trilogy and attacked him for tinkering with the original trilogy, too. Any revision — from little things like making the

Ewoks blink or bigger alterations like making a green-skinned alien named Greedo take the first shot at Han Solo in a famous bar scene — were treated as blasphemy. The criticism grated on Lucas, who vowed never to make another Star Wars movie during an interview with The New York Times earlier this year. “Why would I make any more when everybody yells at you all the time and says what a terrible person you are?” Lucas told the Times. “Indiana Jones and the Kingdom

Prowler at Cruise’s home turns out to be neighbor BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say a security guard at Tom Cruise’s Beverly Hills, Calif., mansion used a stun gun on a trespasser who turned out to be an intoxicated neighbor who may have mistakenly entered the property. Police say 41-year-old Jason Sullivan was shot with a Taser at about 9:30 p.m. Sunday at the home on Calle Vista Drive. He was then treated at a hospital and arrested on suspicion of trespassing. Police say neither Cruise nor his family were at the home when a guard saw a man climbing a fence to get onto the grounds. A guard shocked the man and held him for police. It wasn’t immediately known if Sullivan has an attorney

of the Crystal Skull,” the fourth film in another lucrative franchise, subjected Lucas to even more barbs when it came to the big screen in 2008. Fans of those films were especially outraged about an opening scene that featured Indiana Jones crawling into a lead-lined refrigerator to survive a nuclear bomb blasting. Lucas, 68, was fed up by the time

he released “Red Tails,” a movie depicting the valor of African-American pilots during World War II, earlier this year. He told the Times he was ready to retire from the business of making blockbusters and return to his roots as a student at USC’s film school, where he once made a movie about clouds moving in a desert. Kathleen Kennedy, the current co-chairman of Lucasfilm, will become the division’s president and report to Walt Disney Studios Chairman Alan Horn. She will serve as executive producer for the new movies. In a video posted on YouTube, Lucas said the decision to continue with the saga wasn’t inconsistent with past statements. “I always said I wasn’t going to do any more and that’s true, because I’m not going to do any more, but that doesn’t mean I’m unwilling to turn it over to Kathy to do more,” Lucas said. He said he has given Kennedy his story lines and other ideas, “and I have complete confidence that she’s going to take them and make great movies.” Kennedy added that she and Lucas had discussed ideas with a couple of writers about the future movies and said Lucas would continue to have a key advisory role. “My Yoda has to be there,” she said. In a statement, Iger said the acquisition is a great fit and will help preserve and grow the “Star Wars” franchise. “The last ‘Star Wars’ movie release was 2005’s ‘Revenge of the Sith’ — and we believe there’s substantial pent-up demand,” Iger said. The deal brings Lucasfilm under the Disney banner with other brands including Pixar, Marvel, ESPN and ABC, all companies that Disney has acquired over the years. A former weatherman who rose through the ranks of ABC, Iger has orchestrated some of the company’s biggest acquisitions, including the $7.4 billion purchase of animated movie studio Pixar in 2006 and the $4.2 billion acquisition of comic book giant Marvel in 2009. Disney shares were not trading with stock markets closed due to the impact of Superstorm Sandy in New York.

Thursday, November 1, 2012


Father’s grave lies unmarked after widow spends his money DEAR ABBY: My father passed away a year ago, after being married to “Valerie” for 14 years. After his death, she got his life insurance. She paid for his funeral and the burial. She also bought a new house and a horse within two months of losing our father. Four months later, she was dating another man. My sister and I didn’t ask for anything except a few articles of Dad’s clothing. Having spent all the insurance money, Valerie is now asking me and my sister to give her money for our father’s headstone. We feel his life insurance money should have been used for this. My question is, are we wrong for being angry with her? Isn’t she at least morally obligated to purchase his headstone? — LOST GRIEVING DAUGHTER



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■ Contract Bridge — By Steve Becker

A matter of self-preservation

Declarer often encounters a situation where it is more dangerous to have one defender on lead than the other and must do all he can to prevent this from happening. Here is an un-

usual case where South applied the principle twice in the same hand. West led the jack of clubs, and declarer counted his potential losers. He realized that he might lose a trump trick (if he misguessed the trump situation), a club trick and two spade tricks. The only way he could lose two spade tricks, though, was if East gained the lead and returned a spade through the king, and West had the ace. Otherwise, South could eventually discard two spades on dummy’s diamonds. South therefore em-

barked on a line of play that was designed to keep East off lead. His first step was not to play the queen of clubs from dummy at trick one. This eliminated all chance of East ever obtaining the lead with a club. After the jack held, West led another club to South’s ace, and declarer now pursued his overall plan by leading a trump to the king and finessing the ten on the way back. When the finesse succeeded, South drew the last trump and claimed 11 tricks. But note that he would have been on equally

firm ground had the trump finesse lost to the doubleton queen in West’s hand. In that case, he would have finished with only 10 tricks, but he still would have made the contract. In tackling the trumps as he did, declarer was not so much interested in guessing the location of the queen as he was in making sure that if he lost a trump trick, it would be to West, not East. With West on lead, the contract was secure. Tomorrow: Test play.


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Focus on Mass part of Appreciation Day


Women of religious orders who previously had served in the Piqua community attended a Mass of appreciation and posed for a picture in St. Mary Church. Pictured from the left in the first row are S. Mary Greta Schmidlin, RSM; S. Mary Frances Lueke, RSM; S. Marilyn Rose Dietz, RSM; S. Charlotte Marie Foppe, RSM; S. Virginia Ann Frazee, RSM; S. Rose Marie Lipps, RSM; and S. Ann Gorman, RSM. In the second row are: S. Mary Annice Quinter, RSM; S. Mary Averbeck, RSM; S.Dorothy William Englert, SC; S. Mary Johanna Nicklas, RSM; S. Joanne Mary Braeuning, RSM; and S. Mary Alice Haithcoat, SC. In the third row are: S. Mary Ann Trotta, RSM; S. Mary Brenda Brady, RSM; S. Carol Leveque, SC; the Rev. Fr. Thomas Bolte, S. Joan Clare Stewart, SC; and S. Virginia Scherer, SC. gious orders who had been taught then by the Sisters of Mercy. Catholic High School represented at the church. of Christian Charity. In 1930, St. Boniface graduate and later a A residence and classJoan Minnich, St. Mary and St. Mary schools com- teacher at Lehman High rooms were erected for the Parish representative, bined the students into School, spoke of the ChrisSisters of Charity who ar- spoke of St. Marys High Piqua Catholic High tian influence of the Sisrived in 1870. St. Boniface School, which graduated School under the tutelage ters of Mercy in the lives graduated its first high its first four-year class in of the Sisters of Mercy. of the students at Piqua school class in 1927, 1918, taught by the Sister Chuck Peltier, Piqua Catholic.

Rummage, bake sale set Friday and Saturday

Mark your calendar

PIQUA — St. John’s Lutheran Church, will host a rummage and bake sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. The church is located at the corner of Wood and Downing streets.

Casstown United Methodist plans Harvest Dinner CASSTOWN — Casstown United Methodist Church will host its annual Harvest Dinner from 4:30-7 p.m. Saturday at the church, 102 Center St., corner of Center and Washington streets. The smorgasbord menu will include a choice of meat dishes, choice of vegetables, assorted salads and desserts, and beverages. Meals at $8.50 for adults and $3.50 for children ages 6-12. Age 5 and under are free. Chair life accessibility is available. Carryout meals also will be available.

Upward Basketball registration, evaluations slated Nov. 10 at Piqua Baptist Church PIQUA — Upward Basketball registration and evaluations will be held from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Nov. 10, at Piqua Baptist Church, 1402 W. High St. Piqua. The cost to participate is $55. For more information, call 773-4583.

Noodle dinner scheduled at St. Paul’s E&R PIQUA — St. Paul’s E&R Church will host a homemade noodle dinner from 4:307 p.m. Saturday. The meal will include chicken or beef and homemade noodles, mashed potatoes, green beans, assorted salads and desserts, dinner roll, coffee or milk for $7 or $4.50 for age 12 and under. Carryouts also will be available. The church is located at 500 N. Downing St., Piqua. For more information, call 773-5151.

Christmas Bazaar planned at St. James PIQUA — St. James Episcopal Church will host their annual Christmas Bazaar from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. The bazaar will feature a variety of Christmas items, handmade articles and home baked goodies. There will be books, puzzles and a white elephant sale. A raffle with door prizes will be held for $1 per ticket or 6 for $5. There will also be a lunch room from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. with a variety of soups, sandwiches, chips, desserts and beverages; each meal will cost just $5. St. James is located at 200 W. High St., Piqua. For more information, call 773-1241.

Christian Academy Schools to host spaghetti dinner SIDNEY —Christian Academy Schools, 2151 W. Russell Road, Sidney, will host an all-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner from 4:30-7:30 p.m. Friday. Drive-through carry-out also will be available. Advanced orders may be made by calling the school at 492-7556. The dinner will include spaghetti with homemade sauce, salad, garlic bread, dessert and beverage. In ad2331727 dition, there will be a silent auction. Each homeroom has created a theme basket for the auction, including a Be Creative art basket, a Merry Christmas basket, a WHOLESALE CARPET OUTLET sports/Olympics basket, and more. WEWILLNOTBE UNDERSOLD! The baskets will be available Monday, Oct. 29 for preLargest In-Stock Showroom in Darke Co. viewing. Bids for the baskets will be taken until 7 p.m. FREE ESTIMATES Nov. 2. Tickets for the fundraiser dinner are available at 937-447-4265 OR 937-447-7445 Christian Academy Schools or may be purchased at the 301 E. Main, Gettysburg door. The price of the dinner is $6.50 for adults and $4 RT. 36 BETWEEN COVINGTON & GREENVILLE for children 12 and under. For more information, call 492-7556. Mon. - Fri. 8 to 8 Sat. 9 to 5


BY AYA BATRAWY Associated Press MECCA, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Now that she has finished the hajj and is returning home to Egypt, Magda Bagnied says her family will no doubt try to convince her to put on the headscarf to demonstrate her religiosity after a pilgrimage meant to cleanse her of sin and bring her closer to God. She fully expects that from her parents. But she doesn’t want that kind of pressure from her government or leaders. “Leave religion to the people,” said Bagnied, a media professor at Ahram Canadian University, in Cairo’s suburbs. The annual pilgrimage to Islam’s holiest sites offers Muslims a chance to reaffirm their faith and root themselves more firmly in their beliefs. It comes at a time when several Arab nations are facing a similar issue on a political level after uprisings that toppled longtime leaders and brought Islamists to greater power: The question of how much a government should be rooted in Islam. Egypt in particular is struggling with that question. Elections since the fall last year of Hosni Mubarak elevated Mohammed Morsi, who hails from the Muslim Brotherhood, to president. The Brotherhood was vaulted to become the country’s strongest political force, along with even more conservative Islamists known as Salafis, who follow a strict

Saudi-style interpretation of Islam. As pilgrims were making their way around the Kaaba, the cube-shaped structure in Mecca that observant Muslims pray toward five times a day, and performing an elaborate set of rituals in Saudi Arabia over the past week, Egypt was in a bitter struggle over the writing of the new constitution. Salafis are pressing for the document to explicitly root Egypt’s laws in Shariah.That has raised liberals’ fears that it will bring stricter implementation of Islamic law and empower Muslim clerics in a political role, limiting women’s rights and freedoms of worship and expression. The assembly writing the constitution is dominated by the Brotherhood and Salafis. The Egyptians who performed the pilgrimage this year may be united in the importance they give to their faith in their lives. But it doesn’t mean they all agree on the mix of religion and politics. More than 90,000 Egyptians were on the pilgrimage, which largely wrapped up on Monday. They hailed from all segments of Egyptian society, the rich and the poor, and from all corners of the Arab world’s most populous nation. Wearing the seamless terrycloth garments worn by male pilgrims to symbolize equality and unity during hajj, Sayid Zeid said Egypt’s constitution should represent all Egyptians — and, he added, it must be based on

the Quran. How can it be both, given the large Christian minority and the sector of liberal Muslims? “Shariah will be applied by God ... It should be applied as it came down from God,” said Zeid, who is a reporter with Egypt’s state TV, though he was performing the hajj, not covering it. For some, it seemed only natural that Islamic law would benefit a Muslim-majority nation, putting aside questions of who would interpret it or implement it. Making his way to midday prayers at Mecca’s Grand Mosque, which houses the Kaaba, AbdelMuntalib el-Fikky said there is no reason to fear Shariah or the Islamists. “Why are we all here? We are all here for God,” he said of the pilgrims. “Our constitution, God willing, will be good. It will move us forward.” Anwar Saad, a 32 yearold teacher from Egypt’s Beheira province, stood on Jabal al-Rahma in Mount Arafat, in the desert outside Mecca during a rite of prayer on Thursday that many feel is the pinnacle moment of hajj. “The Brotherhood have moderate views. They are not conservative like the Salafis. We hope they will apply a moderate form of Shariah for Egypt,” he said. “We want God to help Morsi succeed ... There were 30 years of corruption and this will not be fixed in 100 days. Be patient with the president.”


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Piqua Catholic High School and Holy Angels High School in Sidney consolidated into Lehman Catholic High School which graduated its first class in 1971, with a faculty which included both the Sisters of Charity and the Sisters of Mercy. Jenna Zimmerman, an eighth-grade student at Piqua Catholic School, spoke of her respect for and her appreciation of the positive influence in life experienced her through the Sisters of Charity during her first eight years of school. Sharon Herbe, a Catholic student through grade school and high school, and a former teacher at Piqua Catholic School, brought the audience up to the present, summarizing the tremendous dedication of the religious women who, over decades, have offered their lives to provide a Christian education for so many lives in the Piqua community.


PIQUA — Women Religious Appreciation Day was the focus for a Mass and reception recently in Piqua. Invitations were sent to 51 women who have served Piqua’s Catholic community, and 18 were able to attend. The noon Mass at St. Mary Church was celebrated by the Rev. Fr. Thomas Bolte and concelebrated by the Rev. Fr. Angelo Caserta. The reception followed in the St. Boniface school cafeteria where a light lunch was served while friends, former classmates, and former students enjoyed renewing relationships. After lunch, in her introduction of the visitors, July Tyler read the short bios that were returned from the invitations. Many of the writers who were in attendance added a word or two to their remarks. Chuck Tyler, as a representative of St. Boniface Parish, outlined the progression of women’s reli-




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Students raise money for worthy cause Inspired by movie on veterans overcoming disabilities BY MICHAEL COMPTON Staff Writer PIQUA — On Wednesday, Oct. 24, Piqua High School students had the opportunity to watch the movie about veterans overcoming their disabilities called High Ground. High Ground is a movie that documents the veterans who suffer PTSD as well as other physical limitations. These veterans meet their personal goals to overcome what injuries war has left them. They climb to the

summit of Lobuche, one of the Himalayan peaks. On their journey they face many physical and mental obstacles. The students who attended the film raised roughly $1,300 in movie ticket sales to go to Soldiers to Summits, a non-profit organization which helps veterans overcome their disabilities. After watching the film, Senior Eric Craft said, “I felt inspired by the way the soldiers overcame their disabilities to climb the mountain.”

“I enjoyed the film thoroughly, I’ve been a military child my entire life, and feel a deep connection for those who have been willing to sacrifice themselves for our country,” said Makylie Killian. “Watching those men overcome personal obstacles RUDY gives an example for all that anything can be accomplished, and nothing can get in the way of where you are now, and the goal. They’ve shown me that the journey there is worth the effort.” BY MEGAN JONES Staff Writer

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Paul Sherry’s offers Chrysler at Piqua-Troy game BY KAYLA E. BOWERMASTER Staff Writer PIQUA — At the Piqua vs. Troy football game, Paul Sherry’s Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram donated a 2013 Chrysler to be given to the person (chosen from a drawing) who could go to one end of the football field and pass a football from under the goalpost of one end zone, punt the football from where their pass landed, and then kick a field goal. The donated Chrysler was a promotion by

the Chrysler Company with the local dealership, Paul Sherry’s. All proceeds from selling the tickets will go to the Soldiers to Summits and Wounded Warriors Project charities, each chosen to be significant for both Piqua and Troy, as well as a chance to get involved in fundraising along with the Piqua students who have been fundraising for Soldiers to Summits. There were no set goals for the drawing other than the hopes of selling as many tickets as possible and hoping that the fans would love the chance of donating to

charity. All that were involved were excited to see if the raffle winner could complete the punt, pass, and kick and donate the funds from the raffle to the chosen charities. Darrell Hite, high school assistant principal, won the chance to try for the vehicle. He made a valiant effort at a punt, a pass, and a kick, but came up short with his field goal attempt. The inclement weather last Friday kept many people from the game: the promotion did not raise as much money as expected.

New guidance counselor hopes to influence students Goal is to improve the lives of Piqua freshmen BY CARA LONG Staff Writer PIQUA —- Toni Riley, a native from Jackson, Miss., who moved to Gahanna, Ohio, when she was young, is hoping to improve the lives of the freshmen at Piqua High School. The graduate from Wright State University went to college wanting to be a teacher, but changed her mind to guidance counselor. “I believed that being a guidance counselor would be so much

more affective,” Riley said. “There are so many kids that think they have no future and have no clue what to do with life, but there is a purpose and I wanted to help them find it.” Riley, who previously worked at Studebaker Middle School in Huber Heights, was very active while in school. She was involved in soccer, yearbook, stomp team, and student council throughout high school. She also was a debutante. However, now she enjoys going to movies very frequently,

playing with her dog, spending time with her husband and family, and being a wedding planner. The rest of the year may contain some surprises for Riley but she is “looking forward to getting to know the students better, participating in community activities, and traveling.” Already done with the first quarter of school, Riley said, “It has been absolutely amazing. The students are so fun, and they make me feel so alive. I know I’m working in the right place.” RILEY

PIQUA — The student of the week for the week of Oct. 29 is Danny Rudy,a junior at Piqua High School. Rudy is the son of Bruce and Tina Rudy. Gwen Stiver, a science teacher at Piqua High School, nominated Rudy for being honest, respectful, caring, fair,trustworthy,high integrity, and good citizenship. “Danny is always upbeat. He is a very dependable student and a pleasure to be around. His kindness to everyone is remarkable,” Stiver said. “Danny is a model student and person in general.” Rudy is an active member in the honorable Piqua Show Choir, is the Indian Mascot, and enjoys having a lot of fun. His favorite class at the high school is choir class. After high school, Rudy plans to attend Edison for two years to get all of his prerequisites out of the way and then he wants to go to Wright State University to study a double major in music production and business.

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Issue #7 - November 1, 2012

Saints inspire us

More than Mentoring

BY EMILY HOERSTEN Today, Nov. 1, the Catholic Church celebrates All Saints’ Day to honor both known and unknown saints. Saints we know by name are people throughout history who have been recognized (“canonized”) by the Church as role models for us, but everyone who lives a good life and gets to Heaven is a saint. November 1 is mainly for saints who do not have their own feast days. One popular saint is St. Cecilia. She was martyred for spreading her faith. St. Cecilia was sentenced to suffocation but miraculously survived. She was then sent to be beheaded. The executioner tried to kill her but could not cut through her neck. She lived for three days before dying. Because she studied and performed music, St. Cecilia is the patron saint of music. Appropriately, there is a statue of St. Ceciia in the Instrumental Music room at Lehman. Band students Statue of St. Cecilia often invoke the name of St. Cecilia when saying a group prayer, asking St. Cecilia to pray for them and help them do well in their performance. There are so many saints it is hard to pick a favorite. Lehman religion teacher Joe Schmiesing said, “My favorite saint is St. Thomas More because he was a smart guy and a martyr.” St. Thomas More is the patron saint of lawyers. His feast day is on June 22. Junior Patrick Blenman didn’t hesitate when he said, “My favorite saint is St. John Bosco. I like how he helped children, especially those who were abandoned, in jail, or forgotten. He taught them about the faith and taught them skills to get a job.” St. John Bosco’s feast day is Jan. 31. All Saints’ Day gives us a great opportunity to learn about saints we do not know. We should spend a little more time than usual in prayer to a saint today. The day after All Saints, Nov. 2, is All Souls’ Day. This is when we pray for loved ones and others who have passed away, hoping that they have reached Heaven and become saints. For more about saints, visit

BY MADILYN BROWN For the past 12 years, the non-profit organization Big Brothers Big Sisters has given high school students the opportunity to make a big impact on the lives of many children. This is through the after-school program known as “Big Buddies.” Big Buddies occurs at three different school sites in Sidney: Whittier, Longfellow, and Northwood. High school students from all over Shelby County participate in this program, including students from Lehman. “We are very pleased to have so many high school students step up and volunteer their time,” said BBBS Executive Director Lisa Brown. “The children that we serve really look up to these students and it is a wonderful program to get high schoolers involved in mentoring others.” In Big Buddies, these teenagers travel to the different school sites where their “littles” wait to be matched with them. These littles come from many different backgrounds and usually don’t have the best home lives. It is the high school students’ job to make them feel important during this one and a half hour time-frame that they spend with them. Success in academics is one of the key components of the program. It is not until after all their homework is complete that the littles can engage in the more fun activities with their bigs. These activities emphasize character building and social skills, while offering these high school students the opportunity to have an impact on the community. As a participant in Big Buddies myself I have learned many things, including responsibility. It has also made me realize how grateful I am for all my blessings. If you enjoy being around kids, or even just want some community service hours, Big Buddies is the perfect extracurricular for you.

Limelight Tour is a ‘Thriller’ BY JULIA HARRELSON The Lehman Catholic Music Department is kicking off its 35th annual Limelight tour this week. The Cavalier Choir, Limelighters Show Choir, and Combo are spending part of their week traveling to area partner schools where they are performing many songs. Besides singing and dancing, the members get the elementary school students to dance on stage with them, and at the end, the Cavalier Choir says the “Lehman Pitch” while members of the Limelighters and their director Mrs. Jacque Limelighters sing the fight song quitely in the background. This Jenkinson get ready for the Halloween show tour is always a huge hit among the future Cavaliers and the students who perform love it as well. Because of the timing of this year’s tour, the theme for the show is “Halloween.” Both choirs are combining to sing Michael Jackson’s hit “Thriller” and “Witch Doctor” from the movie “Alvin and The Chipmunks.” In addition, the Limelighters are singing some songs from their contest show including “Eyes Open” by Taylor Swift and “Night to Remember” from the movie “High School Musical 3.” Olivia Sehlhorst, a second year Limelighter member, loves the show. “I like the songs a lot this year. They are fun to sing and dance, especially the Halloween songs. I love to perform with the other choir because it is fun to dance in a big group. I think all of our practices and hard work have paid off for these performances.” Olivia Gorman, a freshman in Cavalier Choir, is also enjoying the tour. “I think the songs are fun and catchy, so I think the kids are enjoying them,” she said. “Performing together with the show choir is helpful because they know the songs really well. They are a great group of individuals who really know what they are doing so it has been a blast for me.” The tour began with a dress rehearsal open to the public at 4:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 29, in the Lehman Band room. Wednesday, the group traveled to Holy Rosary in St. Marys, Immaculate Conception in Celina, and Holy Angels in Sidney. Friday, they will pick up where they left off, going first to St. Patrick in Troy, then St. Mary in Greenville, and finally closing out the tour at Piqua Catholic School. Come out and watch the annual tour show as it comes to a close.


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HOROSCOPE BY FRANCES DRAKE For Friday, Nov. 2, 2012 ARIES (March 21 to April 19) This is a willy-nilly, loosey-goosey day, which is why shortages, interruptions and goofy mistakes are par for the course. Nevertheless, you’ll enjoy talking to others. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) This is a poor day for important financial negotiations. Don’t spend money on anything except food. Don’t sign important documents. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) In a way, this is a pleasant day for you; although, you might feel disoriented. Don’t agree to deadlines or make promises to anyone. Don’t initiate anything. (Just tread water.) CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Keep to your routine tasks today and expect minor interruptions and shortages. You might want to change your mind about something. If so, wait until tomorrow to see if this is really what you want. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) Enjoy good times with female acquaintances today. Laugh it up, and keep things light. Don’t agree to anything important. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) People in authority will notice you today — ideally, for something positive. (You hope.) Just be aware of this. Do not agree to anything important, and do not agree to set deadlines. Listen to others and make up your mind tomorrow. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) You’ll be delighted if you can do something different today, because you don’t want to be bored. Therefore, break with your normal routine. Shake it up a little! SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) This is a poor day for important financial negotiations regarding inheritances, wills, estates or signing anything about shared property or debt. Delay these actions until tomorrow. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) Because there is a goofy element in the air today, you’ll enjoy lighthearted exchanges with partners and friends. However, avoid important commitments or agreements. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) This is a mildly frustrating day at work. Shortages, misunderstandings and delays will really impact your efficiency and productivity. Just be patient. Lower your expectations. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) This is a wonderfully creative day for you! It’s easy to put a new spin on things or see them in a new light. Enjoy romantic liaisons, sports and playful times with children. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) This is a lovely day to day to veg out at home and just relax. Entertain at home if you can. Do not sign real-estate deals today. YOU BORN TODAY Many of you undergo great change and transformation in your lives. Whether you seek to or not, you often have influence over others. In your personal life or your vocation, you are often very focused on money, power and sex. In the year ahead, something you’ve been involved with for about nine years will diminish or end to make room for something new. Birthdate of: k.d. Lang, musician, Marie Antoinette, Queen of France; David Schwimmer, actor. (c) 2012 King Features Syndicate, Inc.








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Holloway Sportswear is having a decorated apparel RUMMAGE SALE! Saturday, Nov. 10th from 10 am – 5 pm. Open to the public and held at 2260 Industrial Drive, Sidney (behind Cenveo Inc). Decorated excess merchandise will be available and nothing is over $5. CASH ONLY

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510 Appliances APPLIANCES 25 cubic foot, black refrigerator. Stacked washer and dryer, white. Good condition. (937)451-1638 APPLIANCES, Refrigerator $300, Stove $250, Washer/ Dryer $250, Available for pickup by November 10th, If interested call (937)622-3941 leave message DRYER, Whirlpool "Duet" front load dryer, Bisque in color, excellent condition, $275, call (419)628-2912

535 Farm Supplies/Equipment 1953 FORD Jubilee tractor with scraper blade, great condition, $4200, (937)684-3261.

545 Firewood/Fuel FIREWOOD, $125 a cord pick up, $150 a cord delivered, $175 a cord delivered and stacked (937)308-6334 or (937)719-3237 FIREWOOD, $125. Sidney, OH. Split and seasoned Hardwood. Delivery charge negotiable. Contact: Alan @ (937)497-1776. FIREWOOD, All hardwood, $150 per cord delivered or $120 you pick up, (937)726-2780.

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PIQUA 1206 Lincoln Street. Friday November 2nd 9-4, Saturday 10-2. Moped, toys, boys clothing, sporting equipment, bikes, electric toy motorcycles, and more!!

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INSIDE ■ Browns building momentum, page 13. ■ Lewis looking for leaders, page 14.



IN BRIEF ■ Football

Lady Cavaliers stunned by Loramie

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Buccs Radio will be broadcasting the Dixie vs. Covington playoff game Saturday on Broadcast time is 6:45 p.m., with kickoff at 7 p.m. You can also check the Buccs Radio Facebook page for updates and this week’s episode of Buccs Weekly.

BY ROB KISER Sports Editor

VANDALIA — The Lehman volleyball team has had some amazing comebacks for wins at the D-IV regional volleyball tournament. But, the Fort Loramie volleyball team wasn’t about to let that happen Thursday night at the Vandalia SAC, finishing off a convincing 25-17, 2522, 25-14 win over the WPTW 1570 AM will air Lady Cavaliers. The Lady Redskins will two football playoff games play Marion Local for the this week. regional title at 2 p.m. Tippecanoe at Cincinnati Turpin will air at 7 p.m. Saturday. “That’s one of the things Friday, with a 7:30 p.m. we talked about at the kickoff. start of the third game,” Dixie at Covington will Fort Loramie coach John air at 6:30 p.m. Saturday said. “That — or the conclusion of the Rodgers Lehman is not a team that Ohio State-Illinois game. is ever going to go away. You have to finish them. ■ Wrestling The girls did a great job night. I thought our outside hitters (Kelly Turner, Darian Rose) were outstanding.” For Lehman, it was a There will be signups for end to andisappointing Piqua Youth Wrestling on other outstanding season. Monday at Piqua High The Lady Cavaliers, playSchool. ing in the regional for the Signups will be held in 20th straight year, finthe PHS wrestling room (door 10) from 6-7:30 p.m. ished 21-6. It was the final for four-year For more info, call (937) match starters Andrea Thobe 773-0337. and Ellie Waldsmith. “I thought we had a lot ■ Awards of positives this season,” Lehman coach Greg

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Ellie Cain hits the ball Wednesday night as Erica Paulus looks on. Snipes said. “We just made some mistakes tonight that are very untypical and Fort Loramie played a great match. Andrea (Thobe) and Ellie (Waldsmith) both leave with a state title. Hopefully, the other girls can learn from them and see how the hard work pays off.” In the opening set, Lo-

ramie was leading 7-5 when Loramie had a fivepoint run with Julie Hoying at the service line. Rose had two kills in the run and suddenly the Lady Redskins were up 12-5. “Normally, we don’t give up any runs,” Lehman coach Greg Snipes said. “And tonight, it seemed like Fort Loramie was able

to put together a number of big runs.” Lehman could never get closer than three with, Rose and Turner leading the hitters, the Redskins pulled away for a 25-17 win. “One of the things we talked about was playing our game — not worrying about what Lehman was doing,” Rodgers said. “We

weren’t so concerned about who was hitting the ball for us, we just wanted to make sure we played our game.” In the the second game, the two teams battled evenly throughout. Kills by Olivia Slagle and Erica Paulus (on Ava Schmitz’ serve) pulled Lehman within 23-22. But a serve sailed long and Lehman was unable to return Loramie’s serve at game point. “We had a lot of errors tonight,” Snipes said. “Those are mistakes we just don’t typically make.” Still, Rodgers expected a fight in the third game. “This is definitely a rivalry,” he said. “We have played a number of times in the regional. All the girls know each other. They play JO together.” Another service run by Hoying, finished with an ace, gave Loramie an 11-5 lead and Lehman could never get closer than four. “We played alright the first couple points, then they had some big runs,” Snipes said. “You can’t expect to come back from way down against a team like Fort Loramie.” Rose pounded 14 kills and Turner addeed 12 to lead the Redskin hitters. “You know, Kelly (Turner) didn’t even get on our all-conference team,” Rodgers said. “I guess that’s what happens when you beat people — they don’t vote for you. I See SPIKERS/Page 14

Mom’s Club Says Thanks For Senior Dinner

The Covington Fall Sports Awards will be held on Nov. 19. It will begin at 7 p.m. in the high school gym.


■ Tickets

Playoff tickets are on sale Miami East football and volleybal tickets are on sale in the high school athletic office. OLSON Covington football tickets are on sale at the high school, middle school and Joanie’s Floral Designs.

Buccs to sell hoop tickets Reserve seats and season tickets for the Covington boys and girls basketbal season, along with winter sports passes, will go on sale Nov. 15. For more information, contact Roger Craft at 473-2552.


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QUOTED “We’ve wallowed around here in mediocrity.” —Marvin Lewis on the Bengals need for some leadership


Four take top honors All-CCC football team is released Three local players and one coach took top honors on the All-CCC football team. Covington running back A.J. Ouellette and Bradford running back James Canan shared Back of the Year Honors. Covington’s Brian Olson was Lineman of the Year and Covington Dave Miller was named Coach of the Year. Joining them on the first team were Dallas Cassel, Lucas Hafer and Joshua Hoelscher, Bradford; Dylan Owens, Trent Tobias and Justin Williams, Covington; and Robert Adams, Dalton Allen, Michael Fellers and Aaron Hubbard, Miami East. Named to the second team were Shane Hill and Corey Rench, Bradford; Troy Cron and Kyler Deeter, Covington; and Alex Brewer and Colton Holicki, Miami East. Named special mention were Brandon Wirrig and Brandon Wysong; Austin Angle and Jordan Wolfe, Covington; and Cole Hale and Franco Villella, Miami East.


The Piqua Football Mom’s Club wishes to say thanks to Ulbrich’s and Cracker Barrel for providing the food for the Piqua football players anc cheerleaders senior dinner last Thurssday at Piqua High School.

Spencer’s family ties run deep Receiver’s father was star for OSU football team BY JIM NAVEAU Lima News COLUMBUS – Evan Spencer has been around Ohio State football longer than his teammates, almost as long as he has been alive. His dad, Tim, was a star running back for the Buckeyes in the early 1980s, then was an OSU assistant coach from 19942003. His parents met at Ohio State. His first appearance in an OSU football media guide was as a 1year-old, sitting on his mom’s lap in a family photo. Spencer, a sophomore wide receiver, matched his personal season-high withthree catches in Ohio State’s 35-23 win over

Penn State last Saturday and had two catches against Purdue. Before that, he had not had a catch in four games after pulling in five in the first three games. “I’ve been around the Buckeyes my whole life. Probably my best memory is the national championship, being able to be out on the field with my dad, my mom, my brother,” Spencer said. “To this day, I still get chills thinking about it.” Tim Spencer, who played five years in the NFL, has been a Chicago Bears assistant coach since 2004. “I try to talk to him every day, especially after games,” Evan Spencer said. “After he gives me his criticism on my games,

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I’ll watch the Bears games and give him criticism on what they did wrong. So it’s a two-way street. “It means so much, it helps me so much on a day-to-day basis, whenever I’m going through something, calling him and having him be there for me and help me through stuff. And my mom, as well,” he said. Last season as a freshman, Spencer caught three passes for 78 yards,including a 33-yard touchdown catch against Michigan State. This season, he has 10 catches for 118 yards and has made OSU’s coachesmore confident in him as the season has gone on. “He’s gotten better every week but he was never a guy I didn’t count

on,” Ohio State receivers coach Zach Smith said. “He has improved his value in the program and our confidence in how we feel about him. Now he’s a guy where I say, ‘I know he will make the play, I know he will run a great route, that he will get open and catch the football.’ “As opposed to a guy who would clap his hands and say, ‘Oh shoot, my bad,’ now he is a guy who is really hard on himself in practice and is criticalof himself,” he added. “Now he is performing at a different level. “He is running better routes, he’s blocking better.” Spencer said there is no complicated explanation See SPENCER/Page 14



Browns offense still evolving Weeden, Richardson are leading the way BY JEFF SCHUDEL Willoughby Herald Brandon Weeden had his worst day as a pro last Sunday since his horrific debut against the Eagles, when he threw four interceptions and posted a 5.1 passer rating in a game the Browns lost, 17-16. The difference between what happened almost two months ago and now as the Browns dig deeper into their preparation for the Ravens is instead of losing by a point, the Browns beat San Diego by a point, 7-6. Weeden completed 11 of 29 passes for 129 yards and no touchdowns against the Chargers. He was sacked twice and registered a passer rating of 55.9 – his lowest rating since the opener. Weeden is smiling nonetheless. "Obviously the numbers weren't pretty, but I could 1 million percent care less," Weeden said "We were able to run on a very good run defense and I was happy to see Trent (Richardson) come back and have the game he had. “I told him, he probably got sick of me telling him, but I told him four or five times that I'm happy for him, ‘I'm proud of you, you played your tail off.' " Whether the Browns can honestly say they now have a balanced offense remains to be seen. Despite using 33 runs compared to 27 passes against the Chargers, they are still a pass-first offense. Weeden has thrown 299 passes. Only Tom Brady of the Patriots (320) and Drew Brees of the Saints (315) have thrown more. The pass offense has evolved to a point where receivers Greg Little and rookie Josh Gordon have developed a friendly competition. Mohamed Massaquoi isn't part of it yet because he missed the last five games with a ham-

string injury. Little has 22 catches for 249 yards and two touchdowns. Gordon has five fewer catches, but for 379 yards and four touchdowns. His 22.3-yards per catch average leads the NFL among receivers with a minimum of 15 catches. Massaquoi is closer to playing – although he might sit out Sunday and return to play against the Cowboys on Nov. 18 after the bye next week – and Josh Cooper has six catches since being activated for the game against the Bengals on Oct. 14. Travis Benjamin gives the Browns a speed dimension. He missed the games against the Giants and Bengals with a hamstring injury and caught three passes against the Colts. He was not targeted in the San Diego game. "There are plays that we kind of earmark for certain guys right now," offensive coordinator Brad Childress said. "The guys know which plays those are. "We can have the best intention. We can want to throw the ball to this person and it's not going to this person because that person happens to be gloved or covered. There will be some challenges, but those are good challenges to have as opposed to whom are we going to throw it to (because of a lack of reliable receivers)." The Browns already played the Ravens once this season. Weeden completed 25 of a season-high 52 passes for 320 yards, no touchdowns and an interception in a 23-16 loss. Weeden has had two 300-plus passing games this season, and the Browns lost both. He passed for 322 yards against the Bengals in the second week of the season in a game the Browns lost, 34-27.

Browns seem to be gaining momentum Have won twice in three weeks BY JEFF SCHUDEL Willoughby Herald Halfway through the season, the Browns have won half as many games as they did in 2011, before anyone in Cleveland ever heard of Jimmy Haslam III. The Browns were 3-3 after six games last year and 1-9 the rest of the way. They are 2-6 this season after a 0-5 start. Haslam was awarded a game ball in the locker room Sunday after the Browns beat the Chargers, 7-6, in the cold, wind and rain at Cleveland Browns Stadium. The new Browns owner emerged clutching that ball tightly in his left hand and shaking hands of well-wishers with his right. Moments earlier, he held up the ball and talked to the players who are eager to please him. "Since I've been here it's just been ‘We're happy we got a win, OK — phew,'" tight end Alex Smith, in his third year with the Browns, said Monday in the locker room. "Now we're developing a culture. We're just trying to keep on this path of (going up). "I think it hit home even more when (Haslam) came in and talked to us. That was pretty much the bottom line. He said, ‘I'm

about winning. Whoever's on board, we'll be good.' That was kind of awakening everybody — it's go time. Of course we were already aware of that, but to hear that from the big guy puts a little more effort into it. Even after the game ball, he said, ‘You know what, let's get greedy and get another win.' That was his final message to us and that's where everybody is right now.'" At the end of the season, Haslam will determine the fate of Coach Pat Shurmur and the coaching staff as well as the front office. The atmosphere in the locker room is different than it was a year ago. In 2011, no one knew what was going on in Peyton Hillis' head. The players all believe in rookie running back Trent Richardson and they believe brighter days are ahead because of rookie quarterback Brandon Weeden, rookie receiver Josh Gordon, the young linebackers and defensive line. Twenty-seven players on the roster have played less than two full seasons. "Obviously, record-wise we're not where I want to be right now," Shurmur said Monday. "But I see a team that's battling. I see See BROWNS/Page 14

Thursday, November 1, 2012


Record Book Football

NFL Standings National Football League All Times EDT AMERICAN CONFERENCE East New England Miami Buffalo N.Y. Jets South Houston Indianapolis Tennessee Jacksonville North Baltimore Pittsburgh Cincinnati Cleveland West Denver San Diego Oakland Kansas City

W 5 4 3 3

L 3 3 4 5

T 0 0 0 0

Pct .625 .571 .429 .375

PF 262 150 171 168

PA 170 126 227 200

W 6 4 3 1

L 1 3 5 6

T 0 0 0 0

Pct .857 .571 .375 .143

PF 216 136 162 103

PA 128 171 257 188

W 5 4 3 2

L 2 3 4 6

T 0 0 0 0

Pct .714 .571 .429 .250

PF 174 167 166 154

PA 161 144 187 186

L T Pct PF W 4 3 0 .571 204 3 4 0 .429 154 3 4 0 .429 139 1 6 0 .143 120 NATIONAL CONFERENCE

PA 152 144 187 209

W 6 3 3 3

L 2 4 4 5

T 0 0 0 0

Pct .750 .429 .429 .375

PF 234 120 137 213

PA 161 155 162 227

W 7 3 2 1

L 0 4 5 6

T 0 0 0 0

Pct 1.000 .429 .286 .143

PF 201 184 190 128

PA 130 153 216 167

W 6 5 5 3

L 1 3 3 4

T 0 0 0 0

Pct .857 .625 .625 .429

PF 185 184 208 161

PA 100 167 170 174

East N.Y. Giants Philadelphia Dallas Washington South Atlanta Tampa Bay New Orleans Carolina North Chicago Minnesota Green Bay Detroit West

W L T Pct PF PA San Francisco 6 2 0 .750 189 103 4 4 0 .500 127 142 Arizona Seattle 4 4 0 .500 140 134 St. Louis 3 5 0 .375 137 186 Thursday, Nov. 1 Kansas City at San Diego, 8:20 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 4 Arizona at Green Bay, 1 p.m. Chicago at Tennessee, 1 p.m. Buffalo at Houston, 1 p.m. Carolina at Washington, 1 p.m. Detroit at Jacksonville, 1 p.m. Denver at Cincinnati, 1 p.m. Baltimore at Cleveland, 1 p.m. Miami at Indianapolis, 1 p.m. Minnesota at Seattle, 4:05 p.m. Tampa Bay at Oakland, 4:05 p.m. Pittsburgh at N.Y. Giants, 4:25 p.m. Dallas at Atlanta, 8:20 p.m. Open: N.Y. Jets, New England, San Francisco, St. Louis Monday, Nov. 5 Philadelphia at New Orleans, 8:30 p.m.

Prep Playoff Pairings FRIDAY, 7:30 p.m. DIVISION II Region 5 8 Chagrin Falls Kenston (6‐4) at 1 Tallmadge (8‐2) 7 Akron Ellet (8‐2) at 2 Kent Roosevelt (9‐1) 6 New Philadelphia (8‐2) at 3 Aurora (9‐1) 5 Warren Howland (8‐2) at 4 Chardon (8‐2) Region 6 8 Mansfield Senior (8‐2) at 1 Tiffin Columbian (10‐0) 7 Grafton Midview (9‐1) at 2 Toledo Central Catholic (9‐1) 6 Mansfield Madison (9‐1) at 3 Westlake (9‐1) 5 Perrysburg (8‐2) at 4 Avon (9‐1) Region 7 8 New Carlisle Tecumseh (8‐2) at 1 Dresden Tri‐Valley (10‐0) 7 Canal Winchester (8‐2) at 2 Zanesville (9‐1) 6 Pataskala Licking Heights (10‐0) at 3 Cols. Marion‐Franklin (9‐1) 5 Cols. Beechcroft (8‐1) at 4 New Albany (8‐2) Region 8 8 Tipp City Tippecanoe (8‐2) at 1 Cin. Turpin (10‐0) 7 Trenton Edgewood (8‐2) at 2 Cin. Winton Woods (7‐3) 6 Trotwood‐Madison (8‐2) at 3 Cin. Mount Healthy (9‐1) 5 Cin. Northwest (8‐2) at 4 Franklin (9‐1) DIVISION IV Region 13 8 Ashtabula Edgewood (6‐3) at 1 Brookfield (10‐0) 7 West Salem Northwestern (8‐2) at 2 Creston Norwayne (10‐0) 6 Youngstown Liberty (8‐2) at 3 Streetsboro (7‐3) 5 Gates Mills Hawken (9‐1) at 4 Akron Manchester (7‐3) Region 14 8 Upper Sandusky (7‐3) at 1 Cols. Bishop Hartley (10‐0) 7 Lorain Clearview (7‐3) at 2 Ottawa‐Glandorf (10‐0) 6 Cols. Bishop Ready (7‐2) at 3 Genoa Area (10‐0) 5 Galion (9‐1) at 4 Richwood North Union (10‐0) Region 15 8 Cadiz Harrison Central (7‐3) at 1 St. Clairsville (10‐0) 7 Bloom‐Carroll (5‐5) at 2 Ironton (6‐3) 6 Gnadenhutten Indian Valley (6‐4) at 3 Johnstown‐Monroe (8‐2) 5 Piketon (8‐2) at 4 Minford (8‐2) Region 16 8 Cin. Madeira (9‐1) at 1 Clarksville Clinton‐Massie (10‐0) 7 West Milton Milton‐Union (8‐2) at 2 Williamsport Westfall (9‐1) 6 Middletown Bishop Fenwick (8‐2) at 3 Norwood (9‐1) 5 Cin. Hills Christian Academy (9‐1) at 4 Batavia (10‐0) DIVISION VI Region 21 8 Steubenville Catholic Central (6‐4) at 1 Mogadore(10‐0) 7 Fairport Harbor Fairport Harding (7‐3) at 2 Malvern (9‐1) 6 Youngstown Christian School (7‐2) at 3 Warren John F Kennedy (9‐1) 5 Berlin Center Western Reserve (8‐2) at 4 Shadyside (10‐0) Region 22 8 Arlington (7‐3) at 1 McComb (10‐0) 7 Toledo Ottawa Hills (7‐3) at 2 Fremont St. Joseph Central Catholic (9‐1) 6 Delphos St. John’s (6‐4) at 3 Leipsic (8‐2) 5 Tiffin Calvert (6‐4) at 4 Norwalk St. Paul (7‐3) Region 23 8 Hannibal River (7‐3) at 1 Danville (9‐1) 7 Lancaster Fairfield Christian Academy (8‐2) at 2 Newark Catholic (8‐2) 6 North Robinson Colonel Crawford (8‐2) at 3 Glouster Trimble (9‐1) 5 Willow Wood Symmes Valley (8‐2) at 4 Zanesville Bishop Rosecrans (7‐3) Region 24 8 Waynesfield‐Goshen (4‐6) at 1 Ada (9‐1) 7 Lewisburg Tri‐County North (7‐3) at 2 Minster (8‐2) 6 Bradford (8‐‐2) at 3 Maria Stein Marion Local (8‐2) 5 Fort Loramie (8‐2) at 4 St. Henry (7‐3) SATURDAY, 7 p.m. DIVISION I Region 1 8 Mayfield (6‐4) at 1 Lakewood St. Edward (10‐0) 7 Austintown‐Fitch (9‐1) at 2 Cle. St. Ignatius (9‐1) 6 North Royalton (9‐1) at 3 Willoughby South (10‐0) 5 Warren G. Harding (9‐1) at 4 Mentor (9‐1) Region 2 8 Macedonia Nordonia (7‐3) at 1 Massillon Washington (9‐1) 7 Avon Lake (8‐2) at 2 Toledo Whitmer (10‐0) 6 Hudson (8‐2) at 3 Canton GlenOak (8‐2) 5 Canton McKinley (7‐2) at 4 North Canton Hoover (8‐2) Region 3 8 Westerville South (8‐2) at 1 Hilliard Darby (10‐0) 7 Hilliard Davidson (8‐2) at 2 Dublin Coffman (9‐1) 6 Dublin Scioto (8‐2) at 3 Lewis Center Olentangy (9‐1) 5 Pickerington Central (7‐2) at 4 Pickerington North (9‐1) Region 4 8 Cin. St. Xavier (6‐4) at 1 Cin. Colerain (10‐0) 7 Liberty Township Lakota East (7‐3) at 2 Springboro (10‐0) 6 Huber Heights Wayne (7‐3) at 3 Cin. Archbishop Moeller (7‐3) 5 Cin. Sycamore (9‐1) at 4 Cin. Elder (7‐3) DIVISION III Region 9 8 Peninsula Woodridge (7‐3) at 1 Chagrin Falls (9‐1) 7 Hubbard (7‐3) at 2 Niles McKinley (8‐2) 6 Akron St. Vincent‐St. Mary (8‐2) at 3 Chardon Notre Dame‐Cathedral Latin (8‐2) 5 Ravenna (6‐4) at 4 Cle. John Hay (8‐2) Region 10 8 Caledonia River Valley (8‐2) at 1 Napoleon (9‐0‐1) 7 Elida (8‐2) at 2 Bellevue (9‐1) 6 Sandusky Perkins (9‐1) at 3 Urbana (9‐1) 5 Cols. Bishop Watterson (7‐3) at 4 Bryan (10‐0) Region 11 8 Poland Seminary (7‐3) at 1 Alliance Marlington (8‐2) 7 Wintersville Indian Creek (9‐1) at 2 Millersburg West Holmes (9‐1) 6 Zanesville Maysville (9‐1) at 3 Steubenville (8‐2) 5 Granville (9‐1) at 4 Dover (8‐2) Region 12 8 Circleville Logan Elm (6‐4) at 1 Dayton Thurgood Marshall (9‐1) 7 Springfield Shawnee (7‐3) at 2 Kettering Archbishop Alter (8‐1‐1)

6 Circleville (6‐4) at 3 The Plains Athens (9‐1) 5 Cin. Archbishop McNicholas (7‐3) at 4 Gallipolis Gallia Academy (8‐2) DIVISION V Region 17 8 Beverly Fort Frye (8‐2) at 1 Kirtland (10‐0) 7 Youngstown Ursuline (6‐4) at 2 Sugarcreek Garaway (10‐0) 6 Bellaire (8‐2) at 3 Cuyahoga Heights (9‐1) 5 Louisville St. Thomas Aquinas (9‐1) at 4 Columbiana Crestview (10‐0) Region 18 8 Collins Western Reserve (8‐2) at 1 Lima Central Catholic (10‐0) 7 Hamler Patrick Henry (8‐2) at 2 Northwood (10‐0) 6 Archbold (8‐2) at 3 Columbia Station Columbia (9‐1) 5 Liberty Center (8‐2) at 4 Findlay Liberty‐Benton (9‐1) Region 19 8 Coal Grove Dawson‐Bryant (6‐3) at 1 Lucasville Valley (10‐0) 7 Jeromesville Hillsdale (7‐3) at 2 Oak Hill (8‐2) 6 Baltimore Liberty Union (8‐2) at 3 Wheelersburg (8‐2) 5 Loudonville (8‐2) at 4 Bucyrus Wynford (8‐2) Region 20 8 Casstown Miami East (7‐‐3) at 1 Coldwater (10‐0) 7 North Lewisburg Triad (8‐2) at 2 Cincinnati Summit Country Day (10‐0) 6 New Lebanon Dixie (7‐3) at 3 Covington (10‐‐0) 5 Miamisburg Dayton Christian (10‐0) at 4 West Liberty‐Salem (10‐0)

Final Computer Ratings DIVISION I Region 1 1. Lakewood St. Edward (10‐0) 39.9314, 2. Cle. St. Ignatius (9‐1) 32.5158, 3. Willoughby South (10‐0) 32.2, 4. Mentor (9‐1) 29.7939, 5. Warren G. Harding (9‐1) 28.4848, 6. North Royalton (9‐1) 27.7, 7. Austintown‐ Fitch (9‐1) 24.999, 8. Mayfield (6‐4) 20.4, 9. Cleveland Heights (8‐2) 20.05, 10. North Olmsted (7‐3) 19.7, 11. Euclid (7‐3) 19.55, 12. Cle. Glenville (8‐2) 19.2449 Region 2 1. Massillon Washington (9‐1) 34.3447, 2. Tol. Whitmer (10‐0) 33.2, 3. Canton GlenOak (8‐2) 28.9944, 4. North Canton Hoover (8‐2) 25.9563, 5. Canton McKinley (7‐2) 25.9039, 6. Hudson (8‐2) 25.8, 7. Avon Lake (8‐2) 24.75, 8. Macedonia Nordonia (7‐3) 22.55, 9. Findlay (8‐2) 20.9418, 10. Brunswick (7‐3) 19.65, 11. Elyria (7‐3) 19.05, 12. Green (6‐4) 17.55 Region 3 1. Hilliard Darby (10‐0) 34.75, 2. Dublin Coffman (9‐1) 27.9253, 3. Lewis Center Olentangy (9‐1) 26.85, 4. Pickerington North (9‐1) 26.5745, 5. Pickerington Central (7‐2) 26.0556, 6. Dublin Scioto (8‐2) 25.9, 7. Hilliard Davidson (8‐2) 23.8909, 8. Westerville South (8‐2) 22.95, 9. Westerville Central (7‐3) 19.6, 10. Reynoldsburg (7‐3) 19.352, 11. Gahanna Lincoln (7‐3) 18.1404, 12. Cols. St. Charles (5‐4) 17.3194 Region 4 1. Cin. Colerain (10‐0) 36.6566, 2. Springboro (10‐0) 32.25, 3. Cin. Archbishop Moeller (7‐3) 30.6306, 4. Cin. Elder (7‐3) 30.4646, 5. Cin. Sycamore (9‐1) 26.25, 6. Huber Hts. Wayne (7‐3) 24.6561, 7. Liberty Twp. Lakota East (7‐3) 23.95, 8. Cin. St. Xavier (6‐4) 23.0949, 9. Miamisburg (7‐3) 22.25, 10. West Chester Lakota West (8‐2) 21.75, 11. Loveland (6‐4) 19.95, 12. Cin. Withrow (7‐3) 18.1 DIVISION II Region 5 1. Tallmadge (8‐2) 27.15, 2. Kent Roosevelt (9‐1) 24.1, 3. Aurora (9‐1) 22.6, 4. Chardon (8‐2) 20.6, 5. Warren Howland (8‐2) 19.9294, 6. New Philadelphia (8‐2) 19.3535, 7. Akron Ellet (8‐2) 18.25, 8. Chagrin Falls Kenston (6‐4) 17.25, 9. Copley (6‐4) 15.55, 10. Madison (6‐4) 14.9, 11. Chesterland West Geauga (4‐6) 11.05, 12. Alliance (4‐6) 10.8 Region 6 1. Tiffin Columbian (10‐0) 28.3818, 2. Tol. Central Cath. (9‐1) 26.75, 3. Westlake (9‐1) 25.1, 4. Avon (9‐1) 24.05, 5. Perrysburg (8‐2) 23.95, 6. Mansfield Madison Comp. (9‐1) 22.55, 7. Grafton Midview (9‐1) 22.45, 8. Mansfield Senior (8‐2) 22.4338, 9. Medina Highland (7‐3) 20.2, 10. Norwalk (7‐3) 14.95, 11. Tol. Rogers (6‐4) 14.2204, 12. Maumee (6‐4) 13.7 Region 7 1. Dresden Tri‐Valley (10‐0) 30.4, 2. Zanesville (9‐1) 27.8318, 3. Cols. Marion‐Franklin (9‐1) 26.8727, 4. New Albany (8‐2) 25.8, 5. Cols. Beechcroft (8‐1) 24.4969, 6. Pataskala Licking Hts. (10‐0) 23.75, 7. Canal Winchester (8‐2) 22.2, 8. New Carlisle Tecumseh (8‐2) 21.0682, 9. Cols. Walnut Ridge (7‐3) 18.7, 10. Cols. Brookhaven (7‐3) 16.4773, 11. Cols. Hamilton Township (7‐3) 15.1, 12. Ashland (6‐4) 14.8 Region 8 1. Cin. Turpin (10‐0) 31.9, 2. Cin. Winton Woods (7‐3) 25.4157, 3. Cin. Mount Healthy (9‐1) 24.05, 4. Franklin (9‐1) 23.9, 5. Cin. Northwest (8‐2) 22.05, 6. Trotwood‐Madison (8‐2) 21.1847, 7. Trenton Edgewood (8‐2) 18.5424, 8. Tipp City Tippecanoe (8‐2) 18.3429, 9. Kings Mills Kings (6‐4) 15.9242, 10. Vandalia Butler (6‐4) 15.5, 11. Hamilton Ross (6‐4) 14.4, 12. Celina (7‐3) 14.35, 15. Piqua (5-5) 11.15 DIVISION III Region 9 1. Chagrin Falls (9‐1) 23, 2. Niles McKinley (8‐2) 19.6, 3. Chardon Notre Dame‐Cathedral Latin (8‐2) 19.4071, 4. Cle. John Hay (8‐2) 17.9828, 5. Ravenna (6‐4) 17.75, 6. Akron St. Vincent‐St Mary (8‐2) 17.6098, 7. Hubbard (7‐3) 15.3347, 8. Peninsula Woodridge (7‐3) 15.2, 9. Jefferson Area (8‐2) 14.0535, 10. Ravenna Southeast (7‐3) 12.9, 11. Rocky River (6‐4) 12.75, 12. Mogadore Field (4‐6) 12.55 Region 10 1. Napoleon (9‐0‐1) 28.125, 2. Bellevue (9‐1) 23.3, 3. Urbana (9‐1) 22.5, 4. Bryan (10‐0) 21.25, 5. Cols. Bishop Watterson (7‐3) 20.9875, 6. Sandusky Perkins (9‐1) 20.55, 7. Elida (8‐2) 19.2, 8. Caledonia River Valley (8‐2) 14.95, 9. Cols. St. Francis DeSales (5‐5) 13.5143, 10. Cols. Eastmoor Acad. (6‐4) 13.4545, 11. Clyde (6‐4) 13.05, 12. Cols. Independence (6‐4) 12.65, 28. Graham (1-9) .8 Region 11 1. Alliance Marlington (8‐2) 25.35, 2. Millersburg West Holmes (9‐1) 24.6, 3. Steubenville (8‐2) 24.0401, 4. Dover (8‐2) 23.2899, 5. Granville (9‐1) 21.5, 6. Zanesville Maysville (9‐1) 21.45, 7. Wintersville Indian Creek (9‐1) 20.6646, 8. Poland Seminary (7‐3) 19.1624, 9. Struthers (6‐4) 19.1, 10. Newark Licking Valley (7‐3) 17.05, 11. Beloit West Branch (6‐4) 16.5, 12. Canton South (7‐3) 16 Region 12 1. Day. Thurgood Marshall (9‐1) 20.4778, 2. Kettering Archbishop Alter (8‐1‐1) 20.1106, 3. The Plains Athens (9‐1) 19.3, 4. Gallipolis Gallia Acad. (8‐2) 17.2308, 5. Cin. Archbishop McNicholas (7‐3) 16.3823, 6. Circleville (6‐4) 16.25, 7. Springfield Shawnee (7‐3) 15.8247, 8. Circleville Logan Elm (6‐4) 15.15, 9. Greenfield McClain (7‐3) 13.1, 10. Cin. Wyoming (7‐3) 12.75, 11. Cin. Taft (7‐3) 12.6, 12. Washington C.H. Miami Trace (6‐4) 12.5 DIVISION IV Region 13 1. Brookfield (10‐0) 23.5208, 2. Creston Norwayne (10‐0) 22.8364, 3. Streetsboro (7‐3) 19.7, 4. Akron Manchester (7‐3) 17.9, 5. Gates Mills Hawken (9‐1) 17.3613, 6. Youngstown Liberty (8‐2) 15.6, 7. West Salem Northwestern (8‐2) 14.8662, 8. Ashtabula Edgewood (6‐3) 13.7846, 9. Beachwood (7‐3) 13.454, 10. Massillon Tuslaw (6‐4) 12.7, 11. Cortland Lakeview (6‐4) 12.35, 12. Wooster Triway (7‐3) 12.2 Region 14 1. Cols. Bishop Hartley (10‐0) 27.4592, 2. Ottawa‐Glandorf (10‐0) 24.3, 3. Genoa Area (10‐0) 23.1, 4. Richwood North Union (10‐0) 20.9, 5. Galion (9‐1) 20.6, 6. Cols. Bishop Ready (7‐2) 17.8831, 7. Lorain Clearview (7‐ 3) 14.6, 8. Upper Sandusky (7‐3) 14.1, 9. Kenton (6‐4) 13.75, 10. Oak Harbor (7‐30) 13.05, 11. Elyria Cath. (6‐4) 12.95, 12. Huron (6‐4) 12.45 Region 15 1. St. Clairsville (10‐0) 28.9784, 2. Ironton (6‐3) 23.3889, 3. Johnstown‐Monroe (8‐2) 16.75, 4. Minford (8‐2) 15.25, 5. Piketon (8‐2) 15.025, 6. Gnadenhutten Indian Valley (6‐4) 13.8101, 7. Carroll Bloom‐Carroll (5‐5) 12.5, 8. Cadiz Harrison Central (7‐3) 11.7, 9. Chillicothe Zane Trace (4‐6) 10.025, 10. Chesapeake (5‐5) 8.9367, 11. Martins Ferry (5‐5) 8.75, 12. Chillicothe Unioto (5‐5) 7.85 Region 16 1. Clarksville Clinton‐Massie (10‐0) 25.6591, 2. Williamsport Westfall (9‐1) 23.575, 3. Norwood (9‐1) 23.4711, 4. Batavia (10‐0) 22.0835, 5. Cin. Hills Christian Acad. (9‐1) 21.2531, 6. Middletown Bishop Fenwick (8‐2) 20.5687, 7. West Milton Milton‐Union (8‐2) 18.95, 8. Cin. Madeira (9‐1) 17.6, 9. Cin. Shroder (8‐2) 16.6851, 10. Carlisle (8‐2) 15.75, 11. Brookville (6‐4) 13.6, . Waynesville (7‐3) 13.6 DIVISION V Region 17 1. Kirtland (10‐0) 25.65, 2. Sugarcreek Garaway (10‐0) 24.001, 3. Cuyahoga Hts. (9‐1) 22.8, 4. Columbiana Crestview (10‐0) 19.8, 5. Louisville St. Thomas Aquinas (9‐1) 18.75, 6. Bellaire (8‐2) 17.9929, 7. Youngstown Ursuline (6‐4) 17.1675, 8. Beverly Fort Frye (8‐2) 14.5657, 9. Campbell Memorial (6‐4) 12.75, 10. North Lima South Range (7‐3) 11.9, 11. Woodsfield Monroe Central (7‐3) 11.8924, 12. Columbiana (6‐4) 10.8 Region 18 1. Lima Central Cath. (10‐0) 25.0611, 2. Northwood (10‐0) 19.3, 3. Columbia Station Columbia (9‐1) 18.4, 4. Findlay Liberty‐Benton (9‐1) 18.1, 5. Liberty Center (8‐2) 17.5, 6. Archbold (8‐2) 16.6, 7. Hamler Patrick Henry (8‐2) 15.9, 8. Collins Western Reserve (8‐2) 15.6, 9. Carey (8‐2) 15.55, 10. Spencerville (8‐2) 15.3727, 11. Haviland Wayne Trace (9‐1) 15.3, 12. New London (6‐4) 11.1 Region 19 1. Lucasville Valley (10‐0) 20.0576, 2. Oak Hill (8‐2) 17.5949, 3. Wheelersburg (8‐2) 17.5296, 4. Bucyrus Wynford (8‐2) 17.1, 5. Loudonville (8‐2) 16.5, 6. Baltimore Liberty Union (8‐2) 15.2, 7. Jeromesville Hillsdale (7‐3) 12.951, 8. Coal Grove Dawson‐Bryant (6‐3) 11.0905, 9. Nelsonville‐York (7‐3) 10.75, 10. Gahanna Cols. Acad. (5‐5) 9.25, 11. West Lafayette Ridgewood (6‐4) 8.95, 12. Howard East Knox (5‐5) 8.55 Region 20 1. Coldwater (10‐0) 25.1, 2. Cin. Summit Country Day (10‐0) 20.3083, 3. Covington (10‐‐0) 19.4, 4. West Lib-

erty‐Salem (10‐0) 17.5704, 5. Miamisburg Day. Christian (10‐0) 16.3896, 6. New Lebanon Dixie (7‐3) 13.55, 7. North Lewisburg Triad (8‐2) 13.1, 8. Casstown Miami East (7‐‐3) 12.3, 9. West Jefferson (7‐3) 11.55, 10. Bainbridge Paint Valley (6‐3‐1) 11.5, 11. Marion Pleasant (7‐3) 10.25, 12. Cin. Mariemont (5‐5) 9.7 14. Versailles (5-5) 8.2 DIVISION VI Region 21 1. Mogadore (10‐0) 24.1, 2. Malvern (9‐1) 20.2, 3. Warren John F. Kennedy (9‐1) 18.15, 4. Shadyside (10‐0) 17.4755, 5. Berlin Center Western Reserve (8‐2) 15.0, 6. Youngstown Christian (7‐2) 14.9644, 7. Fairport Harbor Fairport Harding (7‐3) 14.85, 8. Steubenville Cath. Central (6‐4) 10.6459, 9. Mineral Ridge (6‐4) 9.9, 10. McDonald (6‐4) 9.2707, 11. Leetonia (5‐5) 8.15, 12. Lowellville (4‐6) 7.4091 Region 22 1. McComb (10‐0) 20.55, 2. Fremont St. Joseph Central Cath. (9‐1) 17.75, 3. Leipsic (8‐2) 13.0, 4. Norwalk St. Paul (7‐3) 11.6, 5. Tiffin Calvert (6‐4) 11.45, 6. Delphos St. John's (6‐4) 11.25, 7. Tol. Ottawa Hills (7‐3) 10.65, 8. Arlington (7‐3) 10.0, 9. Edon (7‐3) 8.85, 10. Convoy Crestview (5‐5) 8.35, 11. Defiance Ayersville (5‐5) 7.05, 12. Monroeville (4‐6) 6.4 Region 23 1. Danville (9‐1) 20.9727, 2. Newark Cath. (8‐2) 18.6505, 3. Glouster Trimble (9‐1) 17.0364, 4. Zanesville Bishop Rosecrans (7‐3) 15.7778, 5. Willow Wood Symmes Valley (8‐2) 15.7061, 6. North Robinson Colonel Crawford (8‐2) 13.7, 7. Lancaster Fairfield Christian Acad. (8‐2) 12.1429, 8. Hannibal River (7‐3) 11.5389, 9. Reedsville Eastern (6‐4) 10.1071, 10. Portsmouth Notre Dame (7‐3) 9.5187, 11. Beallsville (5‐5) 6.8005, 12. Plymouth (5‐5) 6.6 Region 24 1. Ada (9‐1) 16.15, 2. Minster (8‐2) 15.7783, 3. Maria Stein Marion Local (8‐2) 15.65, 4. St. Henry (7‐3) 14.9, 5. Fort Loramie (8‐2) 14.6479, 6. Bradford (8‐‐2) 12.7, 7. Lewisburg Tri‐County North (7‐3) 12.0, 8. Waynesfield Waynesfield‐Goshen (4‐6) 9.4803, 9. Cin. College Preparatory (4‐4) 8.1071, 10. S. Charleston Southeastern Local (5‐5) 7.6566, 11. Lehman Cath. (4‐‐5) 6.8908, 12. Day. Jefferson Twp. (5‐4) 6.7069

State Prep Poll COLUMBUS (AP) — How a state panel of sports writers and broadcasters rates Ohio high school football teams in the final weekly Associated Press poll of 2012, by OHSAA divisions, with won-lost record and total points (first-place votes in parentheses): DIVISION I 1, Lakewood St. Edward (21) 10-0 243 2, Cin. Colerain (3) 10-0 212 3, Tol. Whitmer 10-0 178 4, Cle. St. Ignatius (1) 9-1 171 5, Willoughby S. 10-0 130 6, Hilliard Darby 10-0 111 7, Mentor 9-1 80 8, Austintown-Fitch 9-1 59 9, Dublin Coffman 9-1 57 10, Massillon Washington 9-1 48 Others receiving 12 or more points: 11, Springboro 43. 12, Pickerington N. 23. DIVISION II 1, Cin. Turpin (13) 10-0 222 2, Tiffin Columbian (4) 10-0 204 3, Dresden Tri-Valley (5) 10-0 179 4, Tol. Cent. Cath. (1) 9-1 133 5, Aurora (2) 9-1 124 6, Zanesville 9-1 107 7, Pataskala Licking Hts. 10-0 102 8, Avon 9-1 91 9, Trotwood-Madison 8-2 48 10, Mansfield Sr. 8-2 22 Others receiving 12 or more points: 11, Cols. MarionFranklin 20. 12, Westlake 19. 13, Mansfield Madison 17. 14, Kent Roosevelt 15. DIVISION III 1, Napoleon (14) 9-0-1 214 2, Chagrin Falls (4) 9-1 187 3, Bryan (3) 10-0 179 4, Day. Thurgood Marshall (2) 9-1 155 5, Kettering Alter 8-1-1 134 6, Millersburg W. Holmes 9-1 112 7, Bellevue 9-1 108 8, Urbana 9-1 65 9, Akr. SVSM (1) 8-2 57 10, Alliance Marlington 8-2 33 Others receiving 12 or more points: 11, Steubenville 25. 12, Sandusky Perkins 22. 13, Athens (1) 12. 13, Chardon NDCL 12. 13, Dover 12. DIVISION IV 1, Cols. Hartley (15) 10-0 219 2, Ottawa-Glandorf (1) 10-0 187 3, Creston Norwayne (5) 10-0 183 4, Clarksville Clinton-Massie (2) 10-0 175 5, Genoa Area 10-0 146 6, Brookfield (1) 10-0 129 7, St. Clairsville (1) 10-0 125 8, Richwood N. Union 9-1 73 9, Williamsport Westfall 9-1 48 10, Galion 9-1 25 Others receiving 12 or more points: 11, Middletown Fenwick 14. 12, Batavia 12. 12, Cols. Ready 12. DIVISION V 1, Coldwater (16) 10-0 237 2, Kirtland (8) 10-0 215 3, Lima Cent. Cath. (1) 10-0 188 4, Sugarcreek Garaway 10-0 140 5, Columbiana Crestview 10-0 128 6, Northwood 10-0 110 7, Covington 10-0 90 8, Lucasville Valley 10-0 50 9, Cin. Summit Country Day 10-0 44 T10, Cuyahoga Hts. 9-1 43 T10, Louisville Aquinas 9-1 43 Others receiving 12 or more points: 12, Youngs. Ursuline 25. 13, Day. Christian 17. 14, W. Liberty-Salem 13. DIVISION VI 10-0 239 1, Mogadore (20) 10-0 213 2, McComb (4) 9-1 143 3, Shadyside 9-1 139 4, Malvern 9-1 117 5, Ada 9-1 114 6, Fremont St. Joseph 8-2 103 7, Maria Stein Marion Local 9-1 74 8, Warren JFK 8-2 70 9, Newark Cath. 8-2 34 10, Leipsic Others receiving 12 or more points: 11, Danville (1) 32. 12, Minster 21. 13, Glouster Trimble 18. 14, Norwalk St. Paul 13.

Auto Racing

Sprint Cup Leaders NASCAR Sprint Cup Leaders Through Oct. 28 Points 1, Jimmie Johnson, 2,291. 2, Brad Keselowski, 2,289. 3, Clint Bowyer, 2,265. 4, Kasey Kahne, 2,262. 5, Denny Hamlin, 2,242. 6, Jeff Gordon, 2,237. 7, Martin Truex Jr., 2,228. 8, Matt Kenseth, 2,226. 9, Greg Biffle, 2,222. 10, Tony Stewart, 2,220. 11, Kevin Harvick, 2,203. 12, Dale Earnhardt Jr., 2,151. 13, Kyle Busch, 1,006. 14, Carl Edwards, 937. 15, Ryan Newman, 936. 16, Paul Menard, 921. 17, Joey Logano, 885. 18, Marcos Ambrose, 880. 19, Jeff Burton, 802. 20, Jamie McMurray, 797. Money 1, Jimmie Johnson, $7,408,261. 2, Matt Kenseth, $7,041,344. 3, Denny Hamlin, $6,467,058. 4, Tony Stewart, $6,135,930. 5, Kyle Busch, $5,888,812. 6, Brad Keselowski, $5,634,785. 7, Jeff Gordon, $5,513,251. 8, Greg Biffle, $5,313,018. 9, Kevin Harvick, $5,239,938. 10, Clint Bowyer, $5,002,960. 11, Carl Edwards, $4,955,847. 12, Martin Truex Jr., $4,928,190. 13, Ryan Newman, $4,899,822. 14, Dale Earnhardt Jr., $4,848,100. 15, Jeff Burton, $4,790,135. 16, Marcos Ambrose, $4,437,294. 17, Kasey Kahne, $4,409,991. 18, Aric Almirola, $4,399,018. 19, Jamie McMurray, $4,224,739. 20, Juan Pablo Montoya, $4,158,796.


Gold Glove Winners 2012 Gold Glove Winners American League P —Jeremy Hellickson, Tampa Bay and Jake Peavy, Chicago White Sox C — Matt Wieters, Baltimore 1B — Mark Teixeira, N.Y. Yankees 2B — Robinson Cano, N.Y. Yankees SS — J.J. Hardy, Baltimore 3B — Adrian Beltre, Texas LF — Alex Gordon, Kansas City CF — Adam Jones, Baltimore RF — Josh Reddick, Oakland National League P — Mark Buehrle, Miami C — Yadier Molina, St. Louis 1B — Adam LaRoche, Washington 2B — Darwin Barney, Chicago Cubs SS — Jimmy Rollins, Philadelphia 3B — Chase Headley, San Diego LF — Carlos Gonzalez, Colorado CF — Andrew McCutchen, Pittsburgh RF — Jason Heyward, Atlanta



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Lewis challenges Dalton, Maualuga CINCINNATI (AP) — Bengals coach Marvin Lewis publicly challenged quarterback Andy Dalton and middle linebacker Rey Maualuga on Wednesday to become more forceful leaders on their 3-4 team. The move was out of character for Lewis, who prefers to handle things quietly and internally. It underscored the Bengals' predicament approaching the season's midpoint — it's time to start winning or else. "We've wallowed around here in mediocrity," Lewis said. "Let's go. That's the thing we've got to do." Cincinnati has lost three in a row heading into home games against the Denver Broncos (4-3) and the Super Bowl champion New York Giants (62). The Bengals went 9-7 and got a wild card berth last season, when Dalton was a rookie and Maualuga was in his first season at middle linebacker. With this season starting to slip away, Lewis challenged the two young players — Maualuga is in his fourth season overall — to step up. "We're looking for our quarterback and our middle linebacker to take hold of our football team, and I think that's important for us," Lewis said. "I think both guys are such good people, that you've got to be a little bit of a (jerk). You do. "Andy has a great deal of confidence, self-confidence, internal confidence, confidence in the guys around him. But at some point you step out of your skin and you go. And it's

time to go." Lewis' comments weren't off-the-cuff. He said essentially the same things during a conference call with writers in Denver, making a point to challenge the quarterback and the linebacker. Lewis has defended Maualuga as the defense struggled this season. The linebacker said he feels he has the support of Lewis and defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer. He accepted Lewis' comments as a challenge to become a more vocal. "So I guess it is my opportunity — not like it was never given to me but MIKE ULLERY/CALL PHOTO at the same time, time to be a jerk, time to get in the Lehman’s Ellie Waldsmith passes the ball against Fort Loramie. middle of that defense and start spicing things up and get everybody running around and be on the same page," Maualuga said. "A quote that coach (Lewis) gave me before I came to the facility: 'The rate of the pack is determined by the speed of the leader.' "So I think the quicker I get things going, the quicker I get things riled up, the more people will buy into it and the more we can get things started and get going. I love the opportunity and the challenge, so I'll give it everything I've got." Dalton was reluctant to assume a leadership role last season, when he was a rookie learning the offense as he went along. He left it up to other veterans to take charge, concentrating on what he had to do to learn the position. Lewis wants Dalton to start taking a bigger role in making sure everyone on the offense is doing things correctly.

Browns Continued from page 13 a team that's with me every step of the way. And they believe in their coaches. And I see a team that's improving. I'm hopeful we're going to continue to make those improvements and win a heck of a lot of games." The 0-5 start put the Browns in a deep hole. Had Gordon not dropped a sure pass in Indianapolis, they might be riding a three-game winning streak into their game with the Ravens on Sunday. The Browns caught a break of their own against the Chargers when Robert Meachem dropped a ball that should have resulted in a San Diego touchdown. "We function better as a team (since the first game)," Shurmur said.

"Our young skilled players on offense are better, and we're getting production. We've won two games in the last three weeks. “So let's call it for what it is. "We're getting some defensive players back (cornerback Joe Haden, defensive tackle Phil Taylor, defensive Ahtyba Rubin, linebacker JamesMichael Johnson) that will help us. “If you function better and you're playing better and you win a couple games and you're getting some players back that can help you win, that helps me stay positive." Beating Baltimore would be a huge step for the Browns. They have lost nine straight games to the Ravens.



Ellie Sargent (15) and Ellie Waldsmith (5) go up for a block as Andrea Thobe (8) wastches Wednesday night against Fort Loramie

Spikers Continued from page 12 guess that’s what happens when you beat people — they don’t vote for you. I thought they both had big matches for us tonight.” Hoying dished out 29 assists and served three aces, while Danielle

Wehrmanand Rose each had eight digs. Meghan Bruns had six and Janell Hoying added four. Thobe had seven kills and seven digs for Lehman, while Waldsmith added seven kills.

Slagle had five kills and two blocks, Paulus had three kills and Ellie Cain dished out 11 assists. “We just never got any offense going,” Snipes said. “It just seemed like we were on the defensive all night.”

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco Giants CEO Larry Baer wants to add more World Series championships to the two his franchise has captured the past three seasons. Why not build a baseball dynasty in the Bay Area? Baer said Wednesday the front office is already hard at work beginning plans for the 2013 roster — and he is optimistic many familiar faces will stick around, including second baseman and NL championship series MVP Marco Scutaro. "Nobody thinks we should be done," Baer said. "I think we want to get lots of people back, and he's one of them. ... My favorite sign was 'San Francisco, Happiest Place on Earth.' That's how we all feel about this. That's what the goal is." NL West champion San Francisco completed a four-game sweep of the Detroit Tigers on Sunday night at Comerica Park. The Giants and the city celebrated with an orange-and-black parade downtown through Wednesday — fitting it fell on Halloween. General manager Brian Sabean called it a priority to re-sign Scutaro, center fielder Angel Pagan and left-handed reliever Jeremy Affeldt. So far, he said, his staff has spoken only "informally" about what's next as everyone wanted to get through Wednesday's festivities before starting in earnest. Scutaro, who celebrated his 37th birthday Tuesday and then partied some more with his teammates a day later before this group parts ways for the winter, said it's a nobrainer he would like to return. "What a question. Of course I want to come back," Scutaro said. "Sometimes there are decisions you can't control. I don't know what they're thinking, what other teams are thinking. I just have to wait. “The only thing I can say is I hope everything works out because I want to come back here." So, what will it take? "I want 15 years, three thousand million dollars," Scutaro joked. "How do you like me now? I gotta go." Just like two years ago, the Giants brass is about a month behind in preparing for next season. Though vice president of baseball operations Bobby Evans has said that's a good problem to have.

Spencer for his growth on the football field. “I’m just busting my butt. I made it a point, especially this year, to bustmy butt and do everything I can – watch extra film, do whatever isnecessary to better myself,” he said. “After every season, my dad and I sitdown and talk about things I could improve on, to do better at this, to get better at that.” That determination doesn’t come from his father alone. His mom, Gilda, is an attorney who flies back and forth from Chicago to

Columbus for her job as chief litigation counsel for Nationwide Insurance. Earlier this year in a story in Columbus Business First, Gilda Spencer told how an academic advisor at Ohio State tried to get her to abandon her hopes of going to law school and said she should consider becoming a paralegal. “She discouraged me from doing that and suggested I become a paralegal. I took that as a personal challenge,” she said in the story.

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