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President Barack Obama calls Wisconsin volunteers as he visits a campaign office call center the morning of the 2012 election Tuesday, in Chicago. Obama won re-election over Mitt Romney.

WASHINGTON (AP) President Barack Obama has won in the all-important state of Ohio, a serious blow to Mitt Romney’s hopes of putting together the electoral votes he would need for victory. Television networks reported late Tuesday night that Obama has won re-election. He’s also taken Iowa’s six votes. That puts Obama within 12 votes of the magic number

of 270. Without Ohio, Romney needed to win nearly every other competitive state or pull off upsets in traditionally-Democratic states, and he has so far failed to do so. Recent polls have consistently shown Obama with a small advantage in Ohio, where his bailout of the auto industry is popular. Both candidates made stops throughout the state in the final days before the election, and Romney added an electionday visit to Cleveland in hopes of avoiding defeat in the state.

More election coverage inside • Miami East levy renewal. Page 9. • Court of appeals race. Page 9. • Ohio U.S. Senate race, Page 8. • Ohio ballot issues, Page 9 • GOP retains control of House.

City levy voted down

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Polling places like the Piqua Christian Church in Piqua and those around the area were busy Tuesday as voters cast their ballots in Election 2012. Voting was reported to be brisk throughout the county. PIQUA — The public safety levy that was placed on the election ballot Tuesday requesting a .25 percent increase for the city’s fire and police departments due to state BY WILL E SANDERS funding reductions that Staff Writer affect the general fund has failed. With 16 TROY — After learning precincts reporting a total their ballot vendor, Dayof 2,361 that voted for the ton Legal Blank, failed to income tax to 5,381 that voted against as of press process 177 absentee ballots, the Miami County time “We acknowledge the Board of Elections staff decision by the citizens of began contacting affected Piqua not to increase the voters following an emerPublic Safety Levy,” said gency meeting Monday. Those voters were told Huff in a written statesince it was too late to ment provided to the Daily Call. “We pledge to mail the absentee ballots do all that we can to con- they should go to their tinue providing the best polling place on Election services possible within Day and cast a provisional the finances and re- ballot, said Elections Chairman Roger Luring. sources available to us.” He added that fellow Passage of the levy would have generated $1 elections board officials million for annual operat- are going out of there way ing, personnel and capital to assist voters who recosts, to help offset the $3 quested an absentee ballot Thanks to a mirror at Mote Park Community Center, it appears that voters at the polling place are facing each other. Voting at Mote Park and other polling places million being taken from but did not receive one. the general fund. An “We addressed that by throughout the county remained busy throughout the day Tuesday. amount beyond dedicated making contact with all of would be given an oppor- learned about 500 absenThere were no major tax dollars for the safety those people as best we tunity to vote.” tee ballots were not deliv- problems reported at budget that had already could,” Luring said. “We But it wasn’t the only ered in a timely manner county polling places on seen a reduction in police advised all of the voters as issue the board of election and last week it was Election Day aside from staff by 12.5 percent since best we could to show up has attempted to solve re- brought to the attention of some reported printer jam to their precinct with their lated to absentee ballots. the board that 209 voters See City levy/Page 8 identification and they Last month the board received two ballots. See Ballots/Page 8

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MIAMI COUNTY — Unofficial results showed Richard Republican Adams clinching the 80th District House of Representatives race, topping Democratic candid a t e Dave Fi she r by a nearly 2 - 1 ADAMS margin. Adams picked up roughly 65 percent of the vote in Miami County, while Fisher finished with about 35 percent. The win marks Adams’ third term in the House. “From the very beginning, I felt cautiously optimistic,” said Adams, who served two terms as Miami County commissioner and has a lengthy professional background in education. Pushing for state funding for schools and reforming Medicaid will continue to be his priorities, Adams said, as opposed to unfunded mandates — such as all-day kindergarten sought under former Gov. Ted Strickland — that he says schools cannot afford. “Some people say to raise taxes, but that can cause us to go backward,” he added. See Adams/Page 8

City approves Sherry sign Terry, Fess vote against measure BY BETHANY J. ROYER Staff Writer PIQUA — It was in like a lion and out like a lamb in the case of the Paul Sherry Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram and RVs sign

along Interstate 75 Tuesday. As Piqua City Commission adopted the much debated and discussed amendment to the Code of Ordinances regarding high-rise/highway oriented signs in a vote of 32. A nay from Commissioner Judy Terry and Mayor Lucy Fess emphasized the no one-size-fitsall dilemma of amending

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the code that would see a replacement for the nonfunctioning business sign — an issue that arose after it was damaged by windstorms that barreled through the county in June. “I don’t feel we should modify the whole amendment,” said Fess upon her vote, though acknowledging shortly after that Sherry could proceed with

their anticipated 601square-foot replacement of the current MIA sign near Exit 83. Under new business for the Election Day meeting, commission gave a first reading to make an amendment to the code that will see a raise of publicized bids in excess of $25,000 to $50,000. And See City/Page 8


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Hannah Jean Wilson TROY — Hannah Jean Wilson, 88, of Troy, passed away at 4 : 3 2 p . m . Mond a y , Nov. 5, 2012, at the home of h e r daught e r , J a n e t WILSON Newnam, surrounded by her family. Hannah was born July 16, 1924 in Bradford, to the late Jesse Luther and Mary Mae (Weikert) Earhart. In addition to her parents, Hannah was also preceded in death by her husband, Billy Carl Wilson in 1985 and by one son, Randal Dean Wilson who passed away Nov. 3, 2012. Hannah is survived by one son and daughter-inlaw, Tom and Lori Wilson of Covington; two daughters and sons-in-law, Jill and Verl Dunfee and Janet and Dave Newnam, all of Troy; grandchildren, Bret (Brenda) Dunfee, Kelly Wilson, Katy Wilson

(Leighton) Wiggins, Chelsea Newnam (Mike) Puin, Alison Newnam and Haley Newnam; and one g r e a t - g r a n d d a u g h t e r, Stella Rae Puin. Hannah was a member of the First United Church of Christ in Troy. She graduated from Troy High School, Class of 1942. Hannah loved gardening and being with all her family. A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at the First United Church of Christ, Troy, with the Rev. Lauren Allen and Rev. Ed Ellis officiating. Visitation will be at the church from 12-1 p.m. Friday. Interment will follow the funeral service at Riverside Cemetery, Troy. Contributions may be made in memory of Hannah to Hospice of Miami County, P. O. Box 500, Troy or to the First United Church of Christ Memorial Fund, 120 South Market Street, Troy. Arrangements have been entrusted to FisherCheney Funeral Home, Troy. Condolences may be left for the family at

Thomas Edwin Lutz TROY — Thomas Edwin Lutz, 66, of Troy, passed away at 5:40 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012, at his residence after an extended illness. He was born Oct. 3, 1946, in Troy, to the late Robert E. and Esther (Elking) Lutz. His wife of 36 years, Kathy (Pearson) Lutz, survives. He also is survived by two sons and a daughter-in-law, Ryan Lutz, and Bill and Ashley Lutz all of Troy; two brothers, Paul Lutz of Beavercreek and John Lutz of Troy; five sisters, Louanne Burke of Troy, Rosemarie Davis of Union, Rita Knowles of Troy, Linda DeMange of Piqua and Teresa Burrows of New Mexico; mother-inlaw, Edna Mae Pearson of Troy; two grandchildren, Jackson and Charlotte; and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, Thomas was preceded in death by four brothers, Robert, Lawrence, Frederic, and Edd Lutz; and one sister: Mary Kay Heintz. Thomas received his associate’s degree from Edi-

son Community College, Piqua, and was a U.S. Navy veteran having served in the Vietnam War. He was a lifelong member of St. Patrick Catholic Church, Troy, Elks Lodge No. 833, Troy, American Legion Post No. 43, and Troy Fish & Game. In 2007, Thomas retired from Verizon after 36 years of service. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Patrick Catholic Church, 409 E. Main St., Troy, with the Rev. Fr. James Duell officiating. Interment will follow in Riverside Cemetery, Troy. Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. Friday at Baird Funeral Home, Troy, with Lodge of Sorrow service at 7:30 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Miami County, P.O. Box 502, Troy, OH 45373. Friends may express condolences to the family through

Death notices MARIETTA — Minta Ann Schlotterbeck, 93, formerly of Piqua, more recently of Marietta, died Tuesday November 6, 2012 at the Marietta Memorial Hospital. Funeral arrangements

Correction Piqua City Schools will not be in session Friday. The menus for Piqua City Schools in Saturday’s Daily Call incorrectly included a listing for Friday. The Call regrets the error.

are pending through the Jamieson & Yannucci Funeral Home. SIDNEY — Edith J. Sedam, 87, died at Dorothy Love Retirement Community in Sidney on Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday, at Holy Angels Catholic Church in Sidney. Salm-McGill and Tangeman Funeral Home in Sidney is handling the funeral arrangements.

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Randal Dean Wilson TROY — Randal Dean Wilson, 59, of Troy, passed away at 1:20 a.m. Saturd a y , Nov. 3, 2012, at the Piqua Manor Nursi n g Home. H e w a s b o r n WILSON June 19, 1953, to the late Billy Carl and Hannah Jean (Earhart) Wilson. His father having passed away in 1985, and his mother just past away Monday, Nov. 5, 2012. Randal is survived by two daughters and one son-in-law, Kelly Wilson of Elk Grove, Calif. and Katy and Leighton Wiggins of Carencro, La.; one brother and sister-in-law, Tom and Lori Wilson of Covington; two sisters and brothersin-law, Jill and Verl Dun-

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fee and Janet and Dave Newnam, all of Troy; four nieces and nephews; one grandniece; and by his extended family and friends. Randal was member of the First United Church of Christ in Troy and he was a graduate of Troy High School, Class of 1971. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at the First United Church of Christ, Troy, with Rev. Lauren Allen and the Rev. Ed Ellis officiating. Visitation will be at the church from 12-1 p.m. Friday. Interment will be in Riverside Cemetery, Troy. Contributions may be made in memory of Randal to Hospice of Miami County, P. O. Box 500, Troy, Ohio 45373. Arrangements have been entrusted to FisherCheney Funeral Home, Troy. Condolences may be left for the family at

Virginia Irene Studebaker PIQUA — Virginia Irene Studebaker, 91, of Piqua, passed away at 6 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 4, 2012, at Mayfair Village Retirement in Columbus. She was born Aug. 23, 1921, in Piqua, to the late Grover and Helen Irene (Webster) Pittman. She married Virgil Studebaker on Sept. 22, 1939, and he preceded her in death. She is survived by her three daughters and sonsin-law, Penny and William Barker of Tipp City, Janice Sue and Lynn Dillow of Troy and Betty Joanne and Carl Stewart of Ithaca; son and daughter-in-law, Charles Eugene and Diane Studebaker of Columbus; 10 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and four great-greatgrandchildren. In addition to her parents and her husband,

Mrs. Studebaker was preceded in death by one son, Virgil Lawrence “Larry” Studebaker, Jr.; three sisters; and three brothers. She was a member of Troy Baptist Temple, Troy, and she enjoyed bead craftwork. She was employed by Tipp City Schools, Tipp City. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at Baird Funeral Home, Troy, with Pastor David Mulvaine officiating. Interment will be in Miami Memorial Park, Covington. Friends may call from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Enhanced Life Styles Training Facility Inc., P.O. Box 120, Galloway, OH 43119. Friends may express condolences to the family through

Nurse gets 10 years in malnutrition death DAYTON (AP) — An Ohio nurse was sentenced Tuesday to the maximum 10 years in prison after she unexpectedly pleaded guilty in the malnutrition death of a 14-year-old girl who had cerebral palsy and weighed 28 pounds when she died. Mollie Parsons, 42, had been set to go to trial Wednesday in the 2011 death of Makayla Norman. Instead, Parsons pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter, failing to provide for a functionally impaired child and tampering with records. The plea was not part of an agreement. She had faced as little as three years in prison. It was Parsons’ job to administer care to Makayla six

days a week at her Dayton home, where she lived with her mother, prosecutors said. The teen had numerous bedsores and was living in filthy conditions when she died from nutritional and medical neglect complicated by cerebral palsy in what a coroner said at the time was the “worst malnourished child” his office had ever seen. “She basically starved to death,” Montgomery County Prosecutor Mat Heck said. Parsons “had a duty, a responsibility, an oath that she took as a nurse to care for people, and in this particular case, this is one of the most dependent victims she would ever come in contact with in her entire life, and she simply failed to do anything.

SIDNEY — Dwight L. Purk, 63, of Sidney and formerly of St. Paris, passed a w a y unexpectedly Wednesday, Oct. 2 4 , 2012, at 12:41 p.m. in Upper Va l l e y PURK Medical Center, Troy. Born on Jan. 26,1949, Dwight was a son of the late Donald and Mildred (Sale) Purk. He is survived by his wife, Felicidad (Magallon), whom he married Nov. 26, 1987; three children, Randy Purk, Jessica (Tim) Mangen and Jason (Sandra) Purk; and five grandsons, Joe, Logan and Luke Mangen and Nolan and Samual Purk, all of Sid-

ney; one granddaughter, Skylar Purk of Xenia; one brother, Don of Piqua; and one sister, Janice of St. Paris; and unforgettable friend/classmate, Dale Perkins. Thank you, Dale, for everything! He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Sharon. Dwight was a 1967 graduate of Graham High School. He was formerly employed by Hartzell Propeller of Piqua. He will be sadly missed by those who knew him. Memorial funeral services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. in the St. Paris United Methodist Church, corner of Church and Walnut streets, St. Paris. Condolences to the family may be sent to w w w. s h i v e l y f u n e r a Atkins-Shively Funeral Home, 216 S. Springfield St., St. Paris, is serving the family.

Larry Dean Kiser Jr. TROY — Larry Dean Kiser Jr., 31, of Troy, passed away at 7:03 a.m., Sunday, Nov. 4, 2012, at Miami Va l l e y Hospital, Dayton. Larry w a s b o r n Aug. 4, KISER 1981, in Bellefontaine, to Larry Dean Kiser Sr. and Jodi (Ferguson) Block. Larry is survived by three children, Dallas Lee of Dayton, Hailey Ann and Dillon Allen, both of Troy; his mother and step-father, Jodi (Ferguson) and Craig Block of Troy; his father, Larry Dean Kiser Sr. of Camden; two sisters and a brother-in-law, Jaime and Casey Cooper and Laura Kiser, all of Troy; maternal grandfather, William C. Ferguson of Troy; paternal grandmother, Beverly Kiser of Troy; and by several aunts, uncles, nieces,

nephews and cousins. Larry was preceded in death by his grandmother, Carol Ferguson and grandfather, William Kiser, both of Troy. Larry was an advocate artist, a tattooist, an avid Dallas Cowboys fan and he loved playing baseball and rollerblading. He was a self-employed tattoo artist and electrician. A funeral service will be held at 5 p.m., Thursday at Fisher-Cheney Funeral Home, 1124 W. Main St., Troy. Pastor Brian Hamilton and Elder Eric Collier will officiate. The family will be receiving family and friends at the funeral home from 3-5 p.m. Thursday. Contributions may be made in memory of Larry to the American Heart Association. The family would like to extend a special “thank you” to his friends, Ryan and Tracy, for their help and for being his special caregivers. Online condolences may be left for the family at

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Covington rate boost approved DP&L Energy’s new program could reduce electric bills BY TOM MILLHOUSE News Editor COVINGTON — Following a workshop session on the issue and readings of the ordinance at two council meetings, Covington Village Council approved an increase in water and sewer rates. In another utility issue considered Monday night, council learned of a program that could save local residents money on their electric bills. Council members passed a water rate ordinance that will result in a base rate increase of $4 for the water meter maintenance fund and $3.50 for the capital fund to pay the debt service for the system. The ordinance also increases the charge for water by 24 cents per thousand for the first 6,000 gallons of usage. Village Administrator Mike Busse said the increase for an average family of four will be about $9 per month. The new rates will go into effect Jan. 1 and will be reflected in bills received by customers in February. In September, Busse recommended to council that members enact a water rate increase to generate the money needed to end the practice of subsidizing

the system with money from other funds. During a workshop meeting prior to the regular session, council members heard a presentation by Robyn Livesay, account manager for DP&L Energy, on a program that could save local customers money on their electric bills. Livesay explained that a Community Savings Agreement program enables local governments to secure electric power for their communities at competitive prices through aggregation. Under the Community Savings Program, village council could endorse DP&L as the residential electric supplier. Village residents served by DP&L would then have the option of receiving electricity at about a 35 percent discount over the current price charged by the company. “The saving is pretty substantial,” Livesay said, noting the average customer would see a reduction of about $30 per month on their electric bill. Livesay said the program, which is relatively new, is strictly voluntary for customers. Mayor Ed McCord asked what communities have endorsed the program. Livesay said Eaton, Gratis and Rockford are among those which have endorsed the program. Livesay said if council endorses the program, DP&L Energy will work with the village to advise customers of the option. She said the company will

pay for the printing and mailing of informational letters to local residents. McCord advised Livesay that council members will discuss the issue in the future and get back with DP&L Energy on their decision. Last month, council received notice from DP&L that under an agreement the village will save about $32,000 over two years. During the meeting, council also authorized Busse to employ Jeremy Yingst as a part-time occasional employee not to exceed an average of 24 hours per week. In other business council: • Approved a one-year contract with Elaine Christian as village income tax administrator. Christian will be paid $850 per month, the same amount she now receives. • Accepted the resignation of Dave Beeman as village zoning officer. Busse will now serve as zoning officer. • Gave second reading to an ordinance adopting the Sherwin Williams American Heritage exterior colors for use in the downtown historic district. • Set a public hearing for 6 p.m. Monday, Dec. 3, on a request to rezoning 2600 Mote Drive from I-1 industrial to NB, neighborhood business, and another to amend the Central Business District zoning to include general contractor’s offices as a conditionally permitted use. • Heard McCord issue an invitation to the Cov-

ington Community Candlelight Christmas Open House this Friday and Saturday and Friday, Nov. 16 and Saturday, Nov. 17. He also thanked the fire department for putting up the Christmas banners downtown and village employees for decorating the village Christmas tree. • Heard Busse note in his administrator’s report that village utility customers have been sent letters explaining the switch to monthly billing instead of the current quarterly bills. He also said the village is researching credit card providers and hope to have the service available for utility customers in January. Busse also reported interviews of companies interested in conducting a sewage system study will be conducted Nov. 13-14; that he is working with Marias Technology to update the village website; and a condenser cooling fan at the government center has been replaced. • Heard Linda Lester, owner of Y’All’s Country Club (formerly the Corner Pocket) on North High Street, updated council on improvements she’s making to the business. • Witnessed council member Lois Newman, whose grandson plays for Troy High School, don a Piqua High School pullover after she lost a friendly Piqua-Troy football game wager with Village Solicitor Frank Patrizio, whose nephew plays for Piqua High School.

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PCHS 1961 luncheon PIQUA — The Piqua Central High School Class of 1961 will be meeting for lunch at 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15 at 12:30 p.m. at Marion’s Piazza, 1270 Experiment Farm Road in Troy. Will order lunch from the menu — no reservations required. Spouses and companions are welcome to attend.

Annual Fletcher UM Church Turkey Trot FLETCHER — The public is invited to participate in the 8 a.m. Fletcher United Methodist Church walk/run Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving day. There will be two routes — a 5K route that loops out of Fletcher and back, and a

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‘Personal Yellow Page’ Class at YWCA Piqua PIQUA — Have you thought about organizing important phone numbers and addresses into one convenient place and just don’t know how to do it? Leesa Baker, instructor, will help you do just that from 1-2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15, and from 1-3 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 29. “Participants will bring in scraps of paper and small notebooks that contain family, household and personal contacts and leave with an organized notebook where you can find everything very easily,” Baker said. “The finished notebook will

For more information “Friend of Youth” in the Piqua community. on class fees or registration, stop at the YWCA After-prom com- Piqua at 418 N. Wayne St., call 773-6626, or e-mail mittee to hold

make it easy for you and other family members to find phone numbers and addresses very easily.” The Nov. 15 class will be instruction only and the Nov. 29 class will be hands-on where participants will create their own contact notebook. All supplies and a notebook are included in the class which has both member and non-member fees. For more information and class fees, stop at the YWCA Piqua at 418 N. Wayne St., call 773-6626 or e-mail The YWCA is handicap accessible.

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COVINGTON — The Covington Junior Class Parents After-Prom Committee is holding a Quarter Auction at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13. Doors will open at 6 p.m. at the Covington Eagles.

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PIQUA — The Piqua Optimist Club’s annual Quarter Auction fundraiser will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 29, at Z’s Second Floor Lounge. Doors open at 6 p.m. A limited supply of tickets are available for $3 each, and must be purchased in advance to enter the quarter auction. They are available from any Piqua Optimist member, or at John Bertke State Farm Insurance, 520 N. Main St., Piqua. The Quarter Auction is a major fundraiser for the Piqua Optimist Club, and replaced the long time TV Auction in 2009. The Piqua Optimists are a

PIQUA — Join Katie Nardechia for the new 5week session of Yoga at the YWCA Piqua beginning Nov. 12. Classes will run from 6:15-7:30 p.m. Monday nights. Throughout the class a variety of “asanas,” (postures), will be taught and practiced. Some of these postures are seated and some are standing. According to Nardechia, “the standing postures help us with balance which becomes increasingly important as we get older.” Classes end with relaxation which leaves those in the class feeling rejuvenated and most importantly, present in the moment.

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State sued over exotic animal law BY ANN SANNER COLUMBUS — Four owners of exotic animals in Ohio are suing the state’s agriculture department and its director over a new law regulating dangerous wildlife, contending the restrictions threaten their First Amendment and property rights. The lawsuit was filed Friday in Columbus federal court. It comes as the owners faced a Monday deadline to register their animals with the state. The owners’ attorney said Monday that the state has agreed not to enforce certain provisions of the law until there’s a hearing on the lawsuit. Attorney Robert Owens said lawyers were still reviewing the agreement, but a court order detailing the arrangement was expected in the coming days. For instance, under the agreement, Ohio officials wouldn’t refer owners for prosecution if they didn’t register their animals by Monday. Under the law, owners who don’t register could face a first-degree misdemeanor charge for a first offense, and a fifth-degree felony for any subsequent offenses. A spokeswoman for the agriculture department declined to comment on the lawsuit and the agreement. The owners claim the law forces them to join private associations and possibly give up their animals without compensation. They also take issue with a requirement that the animals be implanted with a microchip before they’re registered, so the creatures can be identified if they get lost or escape. The state has said it would work with owners on the microchip requirement. As of Monday, Ohio’s agriculture department said it had received 130 registration forms accounting for 483 dangerous wild animals in the state. Ohio’s restrictions on exotic animals had been among the nation’s weakest. State lawmakers worked with a renewed sense of urgency to strengthen the law after owner Terry Thompson last fall released 50 creatures from an eastern Ohio farm in Zanesville before he committed suicide. Authorities killed 48 of the animals, fearing for the public’s safety. Two others were presumed eaten by other animals. The six surviving animals were placed under quarantine at the zoo. Five were later returned to Thompson’s widow, Marian Thompson. The zoo had to euthanize one leopard. Marian Thompson was among those who registered animals with the state. She submitted information for the two leopards, two primates and a bear that survived. Registration forms obtained by The Associated Press through a public records request also show she has two 11-week-old leopards on the property. The owners suing the state have multiple breeds of exotic animals. They are Terry Wilkins, who owns a reptile and amphibian store called Captive Born Reptiles in Columbus; Cyndi Huntsman, owner of Stump Hill Farm in Massillon; Mike Stapleton, owner of Paws & Claws Animal Sanctuary in Prospect; and Sean Trimbach, owner of Best Exotics LLC in Medway, where he breeds, raises and sells exotic animals. In their lawsuit, the owners say the cost of implanting a microchip in the animal can exceed the animal’s value. They also contend that joining certain groups to become exempt from the law means they would have to associate and fund organizations with which they disagree.


U.S. targeted kill list for next generation? I

who are a threat to us and write this very shortly our friends around the before we know who our world. And it’s widely renext president will be. ported that drones are But an explosive Oct. 23 inbeing used in drone strikes, vestigative report by the and I support that and enWashington Post’s Greg tirely, and feel the president Miller explains how Presiwas right to up the usage of dent Barack Obama’s adthat technology and believe ministration may sharply that we should continue to upend our laws and values NAT HENTOFF use it, to continue to go after for years ahead: Columnist the people that represent a “Over the past two years, threat to this nation and to the Obama administration our friends.” has been secretly developing Moreover, you can find the views of a new blueprint for pursuing terrorists, a next-generation targeting list called prospective target-killing commanderthe ‘disposition matrix’” (“Plan for hunt- in-chief Romney in “Five Specific Quesing terrorists signals U.S. intends to keep tions Journalists Should Ask About the adding names to kill lists,” The Washing- Drone Strike Policy” (Robert Naiman,, Oct. 26). ton Post, Oct. 23). Even if none of those people have a Though it is a program of the Obama administration, former Gov. Mitt Rom- chance to be shown any of the governney, as I shall demonstrate, already ment’s evidence of the deadly charges against them in our courts. agrees with a vital part of its essence. So, as I said at the start, it may make A number of substantial news analysts, led by Glenn Greenwald, are fol- no difference who is about to be celelowing up on Miller’s revelation. For brated as the president. Either way, he example, Greenwald points out that will have helped create an infamous Miller, after interviewing “‘current and place in world history for America as a former officials from the White House nation of the most coldly insatiable offiand the Pentagon, as well as intelligence cial target-killers. Whether these will be Obama or Romand counterterrorism agencies,’” comes to the significant conclusion that, as “‘the ney “kill lists,” how many Americans will United States’ conventional wars are be sufficiently moved — now that the sewinding down,’ the Obama administra- cret is out — to assemble and act against tion ‘expects to continue adding names to this international genocide by their counkill or capture lists for years’” (“Obama try? Hina Shamsi, director of the American moves to make the War on Terror perCivil Liberties Union’s National Security manent,”, Oct. 24). But Greenwald digs deeper: “The ‘cap- Project, is ready: “Tragic mistakes have been made, ture’ part of that list is little more than symbolic, as the U.S. focus is overwhelm- hundreds of civilian bystanders have died, and our government has even killed ingly on the ‘kill’ part.” Keep in mind the ever-increasing use a 16-year-old U.S. citizen without acof CIA pilotless drone killings of sus- knowledging, let alone explaining, his pected terrorists and their families who death. A bureaucratized paramilitary killing program that targets people far come to bury them. The Post’s Miller writes of a further from any battlefield is not just unlawful, sign of the deaths to come (without any it will create more enemies than it kills” of the corpses having first appeared in (“ACLU Comment on Targeted Killing our courts): “CIA Director David H. Pe- ‘Disposition Matrix,’”, Oct. 24). On Oct. 24, Glenn Greenwald gave an traeus is pushing for an expansion of the agency’s fleet of armed drones.” When Pe- additional update of where we are now traeus was the head of the Multi-Na- on the Guardian’s website: “Today, retional Force in Iraq, I admiringly ports CNN, ‘missiles blew up part of a reported his having strongly commanded compound Wednesday in northwest Pakthe troops that torture and any other istan, killing three people — including Ann Sanner covers state issues for The Associated brutal disregard of our values were for- one woman’ and added: ‘the latest susPress. bidden. But now he is part of imple- pected U.S. drone strike also injured two menting this model for the next children.’ “Meanwhile, former Obama press secgeneration of kill lists. And what does Mitt Romney think retary and current campaign adviser about this approach to terminally dis- Robert Gibbs this week justified the U.S. posing of purported terrorists by ignor- killing of 16-year-old American Abduling our Constitution’s due process, rahman Awlaki, killed by a U.S. drone in presumption of innocence and insistence Yemen two weeks after his father was, on the ground(s) that he ‘should have (had) on justice? As I have reported, Romney is on the a far more responsible father.’” Just a prelude to countless “duerecord as supporting, among other suspensions of our Constitution, the Na- process-free assassinations — something tional Defense Authorization Act, the U.S. government clearly intends to championed by President Obama, that convert into a permanent fixture of empowers the military to imprison, with- American political life” (Greenwald, out a warrant and probable cause, Amer-, Oct. 24). Don’t you think you ought to warn ican citizens somehow alleged to be partnered with terrorists (“Cheney Side your grandchildren about the kind of country they’ll be part of? of Romney on Torture et al.” Oct. 17). Then, during the last presidential deNat Hentoff is a nationally renowned bate, when moderator Bob Schieffer asked him, “What is your position on the authority on the First Amendment and use of drones?” Romney unhesitatingly the Bill of Rights. He is a member of the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the answered: “Well, I believe we should use any and Press, and the Cato Institute, where he is all means necessary to take out people a senior fellow.

COLUMBUS — Someone has to introduce the president. On Monday, the final day of the presidential campaign, President Barack Obama, however, didn’t bring along an opening act. He brought along two main acts. Bruce Springsteen. JayZ. Theirs wasn’t an introduction, it was pop culture moment. The Boss was spending the entire day with Obama, traveling on Air Force One from Madison, Wis., to Columbus, Ohio, and then to Des Moines, Iowa, where Obama planned a coda for his campaign, a finale where his run for the presidency began five years ago. Jay-Z boomed his way into Columbus’s Nationwide Arena, performing a rendition of his hit “99 Problems” with a political twist for a crowd estimated by fire officials at more than 15,000 people. He changed a key R-rated word to make his own political endorsement. “I got 99 problems but Mitt ain’t one,” he sang. “They tell the story of what our country is,” Obama said of the two performers, “but also of what it should be and what it can be.” Springsteen added a whole new sense of vigor, even giddiness, to the Obama entourage, with many of the president’s aides and advisers clearly star-struck by the rocker’s presence. Springsteen, in jeans, black boots, a work shirt, vest and leather jacket, was not wearing the typical Air Force One attire. But the Obama camp has left formality aside; many aides are growing beards through Election Day and ties have been left behind in favor of sweaters for the chilly outdoor events during the last hours of the campaign. Asked if there was any downside to using celebrity glitz instead of substance to drive voters to the polls in the final days, Obama spokeswoman Jen Psaki laughed. “I think Bruce Springsteen might be offended by you calling him glitzy,” she said. “Bruce Springsteen, and some other celebrities who have been helping us, reach a broad audience that sometimes tune out what’s being said by politicians,” she said.

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This film image released by Columbia Pictures shows Daniel Craig as James Bond in the action adventure film, “Skyfall.”

CHRISTY LEMIRE AP Movie Critic To borrow a line from Depeche Mode, death is everywhere in “Skyfall.” James Bond’s mortality has never been in such prominent focus, but the demise of the entire British spy game as we know it seems imminent, as well. Still, this 23rd entry in the enduring James Bond franchise is no downer. Far from it: simultaneously thrilling and meaty, this is easily one of the best entries ever in the 50-year, 23-film series, led once again by an actor who’s the best Bond yet in Daniel Craig. So many of the elements you want to see in a Bond film exist here: the car, the tuxedo, the martini, the exotic locations filled with gorgeous women. Adele’s smoky, smoldering theme song over the titles harkens to the classic 007 tales of the 1960s, even as the film’s central threat of cyberterrorism, perpetrated by an elusive figure who’s seemingly everywhere and can’t be pinned down, couldn’t be more relevant. And yet “Skyfall” seems like it could stand on its own

perhaps more than most Bond movies. In the hands of director Sam Mendes, it almost feels like a reinvention; he has said making “Skyfall” left him “knackered,” but audiences will leave feeling invigorated. And with Mendes collaborating once again with the great cinematographer Roger Deakins, it’s definitely the most gorgeous. Deakins, who also shot Mendes’ “Jarhead” and “Revolutionary Road,” provides a varied array of looks, all of them dazzling. The MI6 headquarters, which must be moved to a hidden underground location following a vicious attack, have a crisp and stylish industrial-loft chic about them. The rugged hills of Scotland, where the final battle occurs at Bond’s ancestral home, are both wondrous and imposing; by this point in the film, “Skyfall” extends beyond the familiar confines of a spy thriller and becomes a flatout Western. It’s a bold move. But the most beautiful sequence of all plays out in an empty office space in a Shanghai skyscraper: a mesmerizing mix of cool glass surfaces, delicate projected images and bold color, remi-

niscent of the lush hues in Mendes’ “Road to Perdition.” Within this precise setting, Mendes knows well enough to let the hand-to-hand combat between Bond and a sniper unfold without the kind of needless edits that unfortunately have become so popular in action films these days. Bond being Bond, he can still get himself out of any dangerous situation; the opening chase, which begins in Istanbul’s Grand Bazaar and ends in impossibly daring fashion on top of a hurtling train, is a marvel of timing and choreography. Conversely, he can also talk himself into situation, as he does when he seduces the beautiful and dangerous Severine (Berenice Marlohe) after meeting her in a Macau casino. But Bond’s vulnerability — dare we say, his weakness at times — makes him a much more complicated and captivating figure. He’s not always totally smooth and slick. The work is taking a physical and psychological toll. Muscular and sexy as Craig is, he looks beat-up and worn-out here, which adds what feels like an un-

precedented sense of depth to a character we thought we’d known so well for so long. Three films into the series and Craig owns this iconic role by now, with his stoic cool and willingness to explore a dark side. This time, James Bond must try and protect his nononsense boss, M, from what feels like a very personal attack, even as it seems that she may not necessarily be protecting him in return. The always whip-smart and dignified Judi Dench gets to explore her character’s hidden fears in the script from Neal Purvis & Robert Wade and John Logan, which adds some unexpected and welcome layers to her performance, as well. Ralph Fiennes, as M’s new superior, questions her ability to lead this aging behemoth of an agency in an increasingly unstable environment; at the same time, Ben Whishaw provides some welcome, subtle humor as young gadget guru Q, whose modern-day specialty is computer hacking. And then there is Javier Bardem, who pretty much steals this entire movie away from these esteemed and formidable actors. He is, totally unsurprisingly, tremendous as the villainous Silva, the former MI6 agent getting his revenge against this staid, old-fashioned organization in high-tech, ultra-efficient ways that make him seem unstoppable. Like so many Bond bad guys, he wants world domination through orchestrated chaos. But he approaches the role with a mix of effeminate flamboyance and cold-blooded menace. He’s hilarious and terrifying — and that’s just in the beautifully shot monologue in which he introduces himself with touches of The Joker in “The Dark Knight” and Bardem’s own Anton Chigurh in “No Country for Old Men.”

Guilt meets gluttony in weird ‘The Whale’ film JENNIFER FARRAR Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — There are some seriously messed-up issues with food in Samuel D. Hunter’s smart new play, “The Whale.” Hunter examines the way one man grasps at some kind of reconciliation and truth with his estranged family as he nears a death slowly selfinflicted by gluttony. This weirdly compelling, frequently funny play, which opened Monday night in its New York premiere by Playwrights Horizons, deals with guilt, religious rigidity and some bad parenting. Also Mormon jokes. Directed by Davis McCallum with no holds barred, Hunter’s scenario puts us inside the messy apartment of smelly, sweaty, morbidly obese Charlie, a most un-

likely leading man, whose self-loathing, piggish habits and laborious private struggles are often unpleasant to watch. Yet Shuler Hensley, previous winner of Tony and Olivier Awards, does a remarkably affecting job as 600-pound Charlie, mocking and bitter. He hasn’t seen his ex-wife or now-teen-age daughter in 15 years, after coming out as gay and leaving them for a younger man, Alan, who later starved himself to death. Working as an online tutor, Charlie’s been over-eating ever since. Hensley, in a realistically wobbling fat suit, slowly heaves in place like an upended turtle, or hauls himself painfully around the stage. With Hensley’s quirky facial expressions and Hunter’s black-humored dialogue, Charlie is gradually revealed

as engaging, guilt-ridden and complex. Refusing to go to a hospital because he has no health insurance, Charlie’s medical care comes with nurturing/enabling by his good friend Liz, (a feisty Cassie Beck), who happens to be a nurse. After a chance visit by a young door-to-door Mormon missionary, Elder Thomas, (played with touching earnestness by Cory Michael Smith), Charlie hopes Thomas can resolve a mystery involving Alan’s death and the local Mormon church. As his health rapidly fails, Charlie begins persistently trying to connect with his estranged daughter, a hostile piece of work named Ellie. Reyna de Courcy blows the lid off her role as angry, bullying, 17-year-old Ellie, whom Charlie finds wonder-

fully “amazing” because she’s smart and independentminded. But she’s also cruel and manipulative, and de Courcy glowers and flounces around with relish as Ellie, who shuts down conversations with contemptuous interruptions like, “I’m bored!” and “Oh my God, stop talking!” Tasha Lawrence is tautly angry as Charlie’s now-alcoholic ex-wife, who misguidedly kept father and daughter apart, but is shocked and concerned to find him in such terrible health. Hunter brings these five characters together and has them interact in awkward yet unexpectedly impactful ways, with all of them (even Ellie) eventually revealing their desire to find connection and understanding.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012


Woman can’t achieve perfect family with boyfriend in jail DEAR ABBY: My boyfriend,“Rick,” is in prison and has been there for two years. He is the father of my 2-year-old son.I got pregnant three months into our relationship. Ten days after our son was born, Rick had to turn himself in for something that happened prior to my getting pregnant. He was sentenced to five years. He was supposed to serve only two years of it, but another charge caused that to change, and he won’t be home for another year and a half. I’m starting to get confused about our relationship because we barely have one anymore.We never get to see each other or talk. Every time I have a night out I meet different people, but I feel too guilty to continue with anything.My girlfriends all tell me I need to move on, that I don’t deserve this and that I’M the one “in prison.” But I really want the perfect family. What do you think I should do, Abby? Move on and be happy, or sit here playing the waiting game? — LOST AND CONFUSED DEAR LOST: I’m glad you asked. Although Rick is the father of your little boy, you are not married to him. Therefore you are not morally obligated to put yourself into suspended animation until he is released from prison. If you really want the“perfect family,” you should do as your friends advise and move on, not because Rick made a mistake that got him into prison, but because there was a second offense that extended his sentence. It suggests a pattern.


Advice Whileitisnormaltofeelangry about the suicide, you also need to find some compassion. Individuals who decide to end their lives do so for various reasons—tostopoverwhelming emotional pain,because of mental illness, to punish someone, because of an incurable illness, and sometimes out of impulse. Whatever your friend’s reason was, please do not take it out on the grieving family and friends. They are dealing with enough of their own mixed emotions right now. If you feel you can’t control your emotions,stay away until you can. DEAR ABBY: My husband is in a nursing home for long-term care. The holidays will soon be here. How do I sign the holiday cards? Should I include my husband’s name? My son is living with me. Do I include his name, too? — GETTING READY IN NEW ENGLAND DEAR GETTING READY:Itisperfectlyacceptabletoincludeallthreenames on your holiday cards. (Send them out early, because the post office is sure to be especially busy in December.)

DEAR ABBY: I was wonderingwhatfamiliesshoulddo witholdpicturesifsomeonein their family is transgender. DEAR ABBY: A few — ANDY IN OHIO weeks ago I was given the news that a close friend had DEAR ANDY: They committed suicide. I wish I should ask their transgencould say it’s the first time I dered relative what he or she have been in this situation, but I can’t. My issue is, I would like done with the picthink suicide is more than a tures and take their lead little selfish and I am unable from the person’s wishes. to get beyond my anger. How Dear Abby is written by do I support the family and Abigail Van Buren, also friends of a loved one who as Jeanne Phillips, known has died by suicide when I and was founded by her can’t get past the anger? — OVERCOME IN mother, Pauline Phillips. GLEN BURNIE, MD. Write Dear Abby at or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA DEAR OVERCOME: I’m sorryforthelossofyourfriend. 90069.

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has nothing to do with the chances of making five clubs. Taking a spade finesse would jeopardize the contract without increasing the possibility of making it. The outcome depends, pure and simple,on whether West has the king of hearts. Therefore, declarer should put up the ace of spades at trick three, draw two rounds of trumps and take a heart finesse. If it succeeds, he returns to his hand with a trump and takes another heart finesse, then discards the queen of spades on the ace of hearts to make the contract. It is true that if your only

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Where has the Remembering the time gone? trick and treats W I e have entered the 11th month of this year already. Where did time go so fast? Every year seems to go faster than the year before. A happy 40th birthday goes to brother-in-law Jacob. His birthday is today, Nov. 1. It is a nice and sunny but cold day here in Michigan. Our thoughts and prayers are with the ones in New York and New Jersey who experienced such devastation from last week’s storm. Susan and I did the laundry and hung most of it in the basement. Susan hung some of it out on the line. We also hanged dresses and shirts on hangers and then hung them on a chain on the porch. The breeze dries them really fast there. Yesterday we finally finished up with our painting. Most of it had been done but we still needed to get some small places such as behind the stove and refrigerator. While we had everything pulled out we gave the stove and refrigerator a thorough cleaning. Next on our list to do is clean out in the cabinets and wash curtains and windows before the snow starts to fly. We have raked some of our leaves but most of them have blown away or are gathered in piles by our outbuilding. Joe and the boys cleaned out the garden and tilled both on Saturday. That makes garden things for 2012 history now. I still do have some tomatoes and hot and green peppers left from the garden. Loretta has started therapy now. She also has the AFO braces which are a lot more comfortable than the air cast. She has a splint, which she has to wear during the night while she sleeps. Those are a little bit harder for her to get used to. Her therapy is weekly but she does some every day at home. Some of the therapy she needs someone to help her with it. So far we are seeing good results from the surgery. We hope she will keep getting her strength back. We need to get busy packing because tomorrow we leave for Sugarcreek, Ohio. We plan to stay until Sunday. We will sleep at

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LOVINA EICHER The Amish Cook Joe’s Uncle John and Susie’s house both nights. Aunt Lovina wants us to come for dinner at her and her husband Abe’s house on Sunday. She told her children that live close by to come also. We also want to visit with Joe’s Uncle Solomon. He is still recuperating from an 11 foot fall while he was at work. And then we’ll visit Joe’s sister Esther and his brother, Benjamin. We look forward to seeing everyone again. The children are excited about going. Kevin asked if they have cougars or bears in Ohio. He said he hopes they do because he wants to see one. I imagine he would change his mind if he would ever see one up close. Next week we have someone coming to look at my grandfather’s clock. It hasn’t worked for quite a few years and we just never got it fixed. It will be nice to have it working again. It was a gift from Joe to me almost 20 years go. Kevin likes a peanut butter sandwich every day when he comes home from school. When I saw the following recipe I knew he’d like these.

t’s probably good that “you can never go home again,� but at Halloween, I recall some of the good old times and relive them by sharing with you. We didn’t have Trick or Treat in Circleville or Lancaster. Either I was too young or we were too poor or both.The first we had Halloween traditions was in Plain City, my favorite growing-up place. No one had costumes and there certainly weren’t any shops or rentals that carried them. We went as rag-tags, like those in old movies: Hobos in torn clothing and dirty faces,gypsies in long skirts and lots of beads, ghosts under old sheets.During those years, there was no fear or harm from the treats we were given. We didn’t travel with parents or adults but in small groups of friends, who provided fun and possible safety nets in case of accidental injury. There was no danger from kidnappers or perverts. We avoided one house on Chillicothe Street because of tales about a “dirty old man,� who was said to have a metal plate in his head. The biggest “trick� most of us used, whether it was called for or not, was soaping the windows. We spread it liberally on store fronts, homes and cars. We didn’t wrap trees with toilet paper during the war; it was just one step up from waxed

paper and the quality wouldn’t allow it to dissolve in the rain. Groups of boys caused their mischief by pushing over outside toilets,and there were still a few within city limits. My brother said he pushed over one while it was occupied by the owner. That may be true but he, like our mother,was never above embroidering a story to make it better. (I don’t need to prevaricate; the stuff I write is true.) Older boys found bigger tricks, such as leading a cow up the stairs in the old school building. You can lead a cow up but you can’t get them back down. I don’t know who had to clean up the steps. Before we married and settled in Piqua, I’d never heard of adult Halloween activities. After Trick or Treating one night, our children were tucked into bed, and our young adult neighbors threw a house party. I’ve lost some of the details but I think a scavenger hunt was part of the entertainment. The party host chose to disappear and race across the street to take refuge in our house, which was fairly dark because we were ready for bed. It’s understandable he didn’t want to go from house to house to find the scavenger items. He was wearing his costume: BVD’s, nothing else, not even shoes. He sat comfortably in our kitchen

and chatted away, happily waiting until he thought it was time to dash back across the street. We offered him a blanket but he declined. He was still fortified from the “courage in a bottle� he’d used to get him this far. One of my nurse friends entertained us with her Halloween adventure. She was an excellent nurse and ordinarily very professional, dignified, serious. I don’t know what lit the fire in her but she decided she’d had enough of answering the door to little goblins while her husband sat in front of his television.She described how she prepared herself, putting on a full-length fur coat, slipping out the back door,climbing the fence, going to the front door, and ringing the bell. She had to ring it multiple times before her husband decided he’d have to answer it since she didn’t. As he opened the door, she opened her coat and said, “Trick or Treat !� She was wearing nothing under the coat. Now I think that’s a class act! We used to remove the upper part of our storm door to hand out treats without losing whatever pet we had at the time. It was a surprise when the “trickers� saw us reach through what they thought was a piece of glass. They were intrigued with our black cat for several years, plus a few beagles who en-


CAROLYN STEVENS Columnist joyed the attention.We never knew whether we’d have 50 or 100 little beggars and when the fear of contaminated candy became so great, we chose to give nickles. It didn’t matter if we had nickles left over; if we ran out, we could quickly gather up more. I always warned the children,“Don’t put it in your mouth!� and was loud enough that the parents heard it. The children would often turn toward them and say, “They’re giving out money!� A couple little fellows weren’t old enough to identify the coins and shouted, “They’re giving out ‘qorters!’� Our Westie, Earl, would have loved all that but RB and I simply got too old to get out of a chair fast enough. We tried the porch swing one year but a couple hours on those wooden slats during a cool night was more than we could handle. So this year, like the last few,we sat in our kitchen with the shutters closed and the lights dimmed. It was no fun. Old age is such a rotten trick; I’m glad I can still remember the “treats.� You can contact Carolyn Stevens at

Celebrating five generations


The family of Mary Vogler Black recently gathered for a fifth generation photo. Pictured in the back row, left to right, Melissa Harmon of Sidney and Hannah Wyan of Piqua; front row, left to right, Steve Vogler, gr e at-g r andm ot he r Mary Vogler Black and baby Jaxen Wenrick, all of Piqua.

PEANUT BUTTER POPCORN BALLS 3-4 cups popped corn 1/2 cup sugar 1/2 cup light corn syrup 1/2 cup chunky peanut butter 1/2 tsp. vanilla 1/8 tsp. salt Divide sugar and corn syrup in a saucepan. Keep to a good rolling boil stirring constantly. Remove from heat, stir in peanut butter, vanilla, and salt. Pour over corn, strring until well coated and shape into balls.

The family of greatgreat grandmother Mary Vogler Black of Piqua gathered recently for a fifth-generation photo. Pictured from left to right, Black, Steve Vogler, Jerred Vogler and Amanda Volger with baby Wyatt Bores, all of Piqua.

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ow that the national election is over, there will be significant changes and challenges for the health care field. We know that for certain. There are many things we don’t yet know. For most of us, it is important not to get too worked up about what may or may not happen and instead focus on the things that we have some control over. Many women do not know that heart disease is the number one killer of women. In a recent survey, 6 in 10 women indicated that the biggest risk to their healthy was breast cancer, only one in 10 said it was heart disease. This shows just how vigorous the Susan G. Komen Foundation has raised awareness about breast cancer. However in 2011, almost 275,000 women died from heart attacks while approximately 40,000 will died from breast cancer. In fact, more women will die from heart disease than all types of cancer combined. In addition, the heart disease that is seen in women is often very different than in men. Heart disease symptoms can often be quite different in women. Fortunately, women can take steps to understand their unique symptoms to begin to reduce their risk of heart disease. The most common heart attack symptom in women is some type of pain, pressure or discomfort in the chest. But it’s not always severe or even the most prominent symptom, particularly in women. Women are more likely than men to have heart attack symptoms unrelated to chest pain, such as: • Neck, shoulder, upper back or abdominal discomfort • Shortness of breath • Nausea or vomiting • Sweating • Lightheadedness or dizziness • Unusual fatigue These symptoms are more subtle than the obvious crushing chest pain


JAMES S. BURKHARDT D.O. often associated with heart attacks. This may be because women tend to have blockages not only in their main arteries, but also in the smaller arteries that supply blood to the heart — a condition called small vessel heart disease or microvascular disease. Although the traditional risk factors for coronary artery disease — such as high cholesterol, high blood pressure and obesity — affect women and men. Other factors may play a bigger role in the development of heart disease for women. For example; mental stress and depression affect women’s hearts more than men’s. Depression makes it difficult to maintain a healthy lifestyle and follow recommended treatment. So talk to your doctor if you’re having symptoms of depression. Smoking is a greater risk factor for heart disease in women than in men. These are things that we know can cause increase risk for heart disease. We also know several ways to combat these risks. There are several lifestyle changes you can make to reduce your risk of heart disease. • Exercise 30 to 60 minutes a day on most days of the week • Maintain a healthy weight • Quit or don’t start smoking • Eat a diet that’s low in saturated fat, cholesterol and salt You’ll also need to take prescribed medications appropriately, such as blood pressure medication, blood thinners and aspirin. And you’ll need to better manage other conditions that are risk factors for heart disease, such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol and diabetes. For more information, your family doctor will be able to provide individual recommendations for your health.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

BY MATTHEW PERRONE the committee. "We urge Barry Cadden AP Health Writer to put the public WASHINGTON — health first and anELISE AMENDOLA/AP PHOTO House lawmakers have is- swer the commit- U.S. Rep. Ed Markey, Dsued a subpoena for the di- tee's questions Mass., speaks at a news rector of the Massachusetts about the deadly conference outside the New pharmacy linked to the outbreak." England Compounding deadly meningitis outbreak. House and Sen- Center in Framingham, The subpoena comes after ate lawmakers have Mass., Nov. 1. Markey outBarry Cadden, co-founder of been investigating lined a plan to more closely New England Compounding the outbreak since regulate compounding Center, indicated through it surfaced last pharmacies like the NECC his lawyer that he would not month. They have which is linked to a deadly voluntarily attend a congres- scheduled separate nationwide meningitis outsional hearing scheduled for hearings next week break. Nov. 14, the Energy and to examine how it Commerce Committee said occurred and how Tuesday. future incidents can be pre- 1998 with his brother-in-law, Gregory Conigliaro. The A message sent to Cad- vented. den's lawyer seeking comA staffer for the Senate business was successful ment was not immediately health committee said Cad- enough that in 2006 the returned. den has not yet confirmed partners started another More than 400 people whether he will attend the pharmacy,Ameridose, which have been sickened by con- Senate hearing, which is would eventually report annual revenue of $100 million. taminated steroid shots dis- scheduled for Nov. 15. Last month, state officials Other witnesses schedtributed by the compounding Cadden's pharmacy revoked pharmacy, according to the uled to appear include Food licenses and the licenses of and Drug Administration Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Thirty commissioner Dr. Margaret two other NECC pharmadeaths have been reported. Hamburg, and officials from cists after inspectors found "Since Mr. Cadden has in- the CDC and the Massachu- unsterile conditions the comdicated he will not appear setts Department of Public pany's facilities. NECC and Ameridose have both shut voluntarily, we are left with Health. Cadden founded the down operations and reno choice but to issue a subpoena," said Rep. Fred Framingham, Mass.-based called all their products Upton, R-Mich., who chairs compounding pharmacy in under pressure from state


and federal authorities. No meningitis infections have been linked to Ameridose, which has separate operations in Westborough, Mass., but the company says it issued the recall "out of an abundance of caution." Cases of meningitis have been reported in 19 states: Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia.

Looking old may be a sign of heart risks BY MARILYNN MARCHIONE AP Chief Medical Writer LOS ANGELES — Want a clue to your risk of heart disease? Look in the mirror. People who look old — with receding hairlines, bald heads, creases near their ear lobes or bumpy deposits on their eyelids — have a greater chance of developing of heart disease than younger-looking people the same age do, new research suggests. Doctors say the study highlights the difference between biological and chronological age. “Looking old for your age

marks poor cardiovascular health,” said Dr. Anne Tybjaerg-Hansen of the University of Copenhagen in Denmark. She led the study and gave results Tuesday at an American Heart Association conference in Los Angeles. A small consolation:Wrinkles elsewhere on the face and gray hair seemed just ordinary consequences of aging and did not correlate with heart risks. The research involved 11,000 Danish people and began in 1976. At the start, the participants were 40 and older. Researchers documented their appearance, tallying crow's feet, wrinkles

and other signs of age. In the next 35 years, 3,400 participants developed heart disease (clogged arteries) and 1,700 suffered a heart attack. The risk of these problems increased with each additional sign of aging present at the start of the study.This was true at all ages and among men and women, even after taking into account other factors such as family history of heart disease. Those with three to four of these aging signs — receding hairline at the temples, baldness at the crown of the head, earlobe creases or yellowish fatty deposits around the eyelids — had a 57 percent

greater risk for heart attack and a 39 percent greater risk for heart disease compared to people with none of these signs. Having yellowish eyelid bumps, which could be signs of cholesterol buildup, conferred the most risk, researchers found. Baldness in men has been tied to heart risk before, possibly related to testosterone levels. They could only guess why earlobe creases might raise risk. Dr. Kathy Magliato, a heart surgeon at St. John's Health Center in Santa Monica, Calif., said doctors need to pay more attention to signs literally staring them in the face.

Miami-Shelby Ostomy support group to meet today TROY — The MiamiShelby Ostomy Support Group will meet at 7 p.m. Nov. 7, at Conference Room A on the lower level of the Upper Valley Medical Center, 3130 N. County Rd. 25-A, Troy. The Ostomy Support Group’s meetings are held the first Wednesday of

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Narrow passage of school levy renewal Continued tough economic times point to close vote BY MELANIE YINGST Staff Writer m CASSTOWN — Miami East Local Schools narrowly passed its renewal levy its five-year 3.5 mills

property tax for general operating funds with 2,232 votes (52 percent) for the levy and 2,006 votes (47 percent) against the levy. The 3.5 mills generates approximately $380,000 a year and collection has been in place for 25 years.

Press time results show Welbaum in the lead over Ingram BY WILL E SANDERS Staff Writer TROY — Former Miami County public defender, prosecutor and common pleas court judge Jeffrey Welbaum had a steady lead against his opponent, Carley Ingram, in the race for the 2nd District Court of Appeals late Tuesday night. Election results available at press time showed Welbaum with 61,486 votes and Ingram with 38,350 in all of Miami, Darke, Champaign and Clark counties. Election results from Greene and Montgomery counties were unavailable at deadline. Welbaum, who has practiced law for 35 years, served Miami County as a public defender and as the prosecutor and common pleas court judge for three terms each before retiring as a judge Aug. 31, 2010.

The Republican presently works as the chief criminal justice section of the Ohio Attorney General’s Office where he sup e r vises 40 attorneys involved in capital litigation, special proseWELBAUM cutions, Habeas Corpus and corrections litigation units. Ingram, a 31-year practicing attorney, has spent the last two decades serving as the chief of the appellate division for the Montgomery County Prosecutor’s Office and supervises five attorneys. She began in the criminal division of the prosecutor’s office but later transitioned to the chief of the appellate division in 1993.

Superintendent Dr. Todd Rappold said the narrow passage of the levy demonstrates people in the community still are experiencing tough economic times and the district appreciates the continued support of the school district. “Renewals are just as tough to pass as new operating funds,” Rappold said.

“Fortunately we are very appreciated they community continues to support the school district.” Rappold said the district is still on the Ohio Department of Education’s “Fiscal Watch” list with additional fiscal and performance audits. “This renewal is very important,” Rappold said. “I’m very pleased and ap-

preciative. We have the smallest staff in 20 years and we still continue to do remarkable things.” The 3.5 mill renewal tax levy can only be used for general operating expenses including teachers, books, educational supplies, transportation, and student support programs. East Local Miami Schools’ treasurer Lisa

Fahncke said she was very happy the renewal passed. “I’m very happy we have the support of the community,” she said. According to Miami County Board of Election officials, there are 1,471 provisional votes countywide. Official ballot results will be certified in the next three weeks.

Uncle Sam makes Election Day visit


Rick Miller, dressed as Uncle Sam and wearing stilts, watches over second-graders at Risen Christ Lutheran School in Springfield as they vote in a mock election Tuesday.


City levy Continued from page 1 2010, fire by 6.7 percent, with capital needs delayed and reduced over the last five years. Anticipating the levy as being an unpopular thing to do at an October commission meeting, Huff explained the critical issues and chal-

lenges that would need addressing should the levy fail. An issue the city manager was quick to point out at the Meet the Candidates forum held last week at the Piqua YWCA that was not meant as a scare tactic. “I want to assure you that

whether the levy passes or fails, we’re going to do everything we can to provide the best services to the city,” said Huff during the forum. However, what this means for the city over the following days and weeks after the levy’s failure remains to be seen.

Ohio, the swing state

Continued from page 1 issues and low paper rolls, but neither caused serious problems and were quickly rectified, according to the elections board. Meanwhile, the election in Miami County drew a voter turnout of 71.5 percent. In 2008, voter turnout was 73 percent and 72 percent in 2004. Election Day came only 18 days after the board of elections announced the resignation of former elections director Steve Quillen, who left the office Oct. 19 after tendering an impromptu resignation. Quillen stated he resigned “due to stress of the upcoming presidential election.” Beverly Kendall was appointed to the role of interim director following Quillen’s resignation.

On Tuesday she said the transition to the interim director just weeks before the presidential election was not as difficult as she thought because she has served the board of 14 years and every county election in that time. “I would say that it was a fairly easy transition for me to make,” Kendall said. The county received 1,890 provisional ballots, which will be verified and tabulated in the next 10 days. Elections board staff has three weeks to certify the results of the election. In a meeting immediately following the election, Luring said Quillen’s resignation created “difficult circumstances, but we overcame that.”

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Ohio was a swing state in the national general election 2012 that will determine the next President of the United States.

City Continued from page 1 suspended the three reading rule for an amendment on an ordinance that will change the zoning designation of 437 Kitt St. to a family residence. Commission then proceeded to pass a resolution authorizing the city manager to contract with the Miami County Public Defender Commission, and a resolution establishing commission meet-

ings for 2013. Commission was also given a special presentation by Eagle Scout Robby Bloom who, in a show of leadership well beyond his 18 years, showcased his Heritage Green park project. One that through the help of his brother, Eli, and several others, gave a fresh coat of paint, new mulch, weeding and more to the police and fire memorial. Their work receiving many accolades and

thanks from city leaders and commission members. “We need more young men like Robby,” said Commissioner Bob Vogt, his sentiments echoed by Commissioners John Martin and Joe Wilson, along with a hearty, “Congratulations.” Commission meetings are held every first and third Tuesday of the month at 7:30 p.m. at the commission chamber on the second floor of the

Government Municipal Complex. For those seeking a more informal opportunity to speak with their city leaders, a commission work session is being offered once a month in the commission chambers starting at 7:30 p.m. The next work session is Thursday that will include discussion on the river front. The public is invited and encouraged to attend.

Boosting jobs in the private sector is key to improving the statewide economy and making Ohio more competitive nationwide and internationally, he said. Adams has pointed to West Troy Tool and Machine’s recent expansion and addition of 15 jobs — made possible through a state bond agreement — as evidence of his top three priorities: “jobs, jobs, jobs.” “Rightsizing” state agencies and dismantling unneeded regulations in areas such as Medicaid and worker compensation are other areas that can improve efficiency. “We can do better. And we will,” he said. As branch manager of a heating and air conditioning company, Fisher focused much of his campaigning on strengthening the middle class. He previously ran unsuccessfully for several public offices including Miami County commissioner, mayor of Troy and state representative.

Fisher commended Adams for his win but said Miami County can expect to see h i m running for public office again. “ I want to c o n gratul a t e Adams. FISHER I don’t like to think of it as a victory but as an interview or a job application. He was chosen to go to Columbus and represent the 80th District of the House,” Fisher said. “I’m not going away. You never know when I might crop up again to be a candidate.” Adams thanked his volunteers and voters for electing him to another two terms. “I feel a real deep sense of appreciation and gratitude for everyone who did everything including putting stamps on brochures, raising money and putting signs in yards,” Adams said.


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ELECTION 2012 9 Brown holds off Mandel in hotly contested race Wednesday, November 7, 2012

BY THOMAS J. SHEERAN Associated Press


A sign, flanked by an American flag, directs voters at the polling place located at the Piqua Christian Church on State Route 185 in Piqua.

CLEVELAND (AP) Incumbent Sherrod Brown won re-election in Ohio’s hotly c o n tested U.S. Senate campaign, and early results showed a lead for another Democrat in a BROWN big race, President Barack Obama. Brown defeated GOP challenger Josh Mandel, the state treasurer, despite an onslaught of attacks from conservative outside groups. Three congressional Republicans in Ohio also won

Ohio voters nix redistricting plan COLUMBUS (AP) Ohio voters have rejected a proposal to change the process for redrawing state legislative and congressional maps. Issue 2 lost after a fight that pitted voter advocacy groups and unions against business interests and the Ohio Republican Party. Lawyers’ groups split on the issue. The constitutional amendment would have created a 12-member citizen commission to redraw Ohio’s political districts every decade. It

was prompted by discontent over the maps approved by the state Legislature in 2011. Tuesday’s vote leaves U.S. House maps in the hands of the state Legislature, and legislative districts in the hands of the five-member Ohio Apportionment Board. In conceding the race, proponents highlighted common ground identified during the campaign. They said all agree Ohio’s redistricting system is broken and sides should come to-

re-election to the U.S. House, including Speaker John Boehner. There were long lines and heavy turnout in some areas but few Election Day problems reported in the swing state after months of seemingly nonstop campaign visits and ads, much of it for the race to the White House. With about 16 percent of the vote reported, Obama was ahead of Republican Mitt Romney by about 169,000 votes in unofficial results as the Democrat tried to carry the state a second time. In suburban Cleveland, Collette Krantz, 82, said health care was the top issue on her mind as she voted for Obama at a college community in Berea. She wondered what to expect, especially on health care, from a Romney administration.

“I think under Romney there would be many changes,” she said. “We truly don’t know what the heck they are about.” Christine McCauley, a 46year-old Democrat who voted for Romney, said she isn’t satisfied with the economy. “I still think it’s stagnant,” said McCauley, a stay-athome mom from Berea. “I think it hurts household values, it hurts education, it hurts everybody more when you have people not working.” Obama’s bailout of the auto industry was popular with Ohio voters, with most saying they approved of the decision. Voters looking for a strong leader and someone who shared their values went with Romney, according to preliminary exit poll results.

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gether before 2022 to fix it. Also in Tuesday’s electionm for the fifth time in 100 years, Ohioans have rejected the chance to revisit Ohio’s Constitution. Such a forum would have allowed debate on issues such as redistricting, term limits, casino gambling and gay marriage. Instead, voters rejected Issue 1 in Tuesday’s election by strong margins in every county.

GOP drives toward retaining control of House WASHINGTON (AP) Republicans drove toward renewed control of the House on Tuesday as Democrats failed to make any significant inroads into the GOP’s delegations from the East, South and Midwest. With more than half of the 435 House races called by The Associated Press, Republicans had won 151 seats and were leading in 53 more. Democrats had taken 89 districts and led in 56 others.

There were another 20 seats in Western states where Republican incumbents were not facing serious challenges, but those polls remained open. A party needs 218 seats to control the House. Democrats grabbed their first GOP seat of the night, defeating 10term GOP veteran Rep. Roscoe Bartlett of Maryland in a race that was preordained after Democrats controlling the state legislature

added more Democratic suburbs near Washington to his western Maryland district. But in an Election Day that was producing little net change in the parties’ numbers overall, Republicans responded by ousting one Democrat from Kentucky and another from North Carolina. They also picked up an open Democratic seat in both North Carolina and Oklahoma.


Miami County Board of Elections Chairman Roger Luring, left, talks with State Rep. Richard Adams while waiting for election results Tuesday evening at the Miami County Courthouse.

Americans vote on democracy’s day Millions make time to decide crucial election BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS On Election Day, Americans took time to vote, and to explain why this ritual means so much to them. At polling places and in luncheonettes, on the storm-battered East Coast and in a California city hobbled by foreclosure, in precincts large and small, they celebrated democracy and the end of a long and bitter campaign. ___ STOCKTON, Calif.: Signs of hope amid misery, and a first-time vote for one American who still believes in the dream Every election big and small, Carl Chua rents out the garage of his family’s house as a polling place. With neighbors working the tables and crossing his lawn to cast ballots, he stood in his driveway and surveyed the ruins of the housing bubble’s aftermath. “One, two, three, four, five. Six,” the 52-year-old postal carrier said, pointing to the homes on his block that had fallen to foreclosures since the nation last picked a president. “We are the only ones left behind of the original owners.” Stockton, a port city 83 miles east of San Francisco, has spent the last four years with the highest foreclosure rate in the United States. In June, the city became the largest in the nation to ever declare bankruptcy. Here, the broken middle-class dreams debated by Barack Obama and Mitt Romney are made of moving trucks, “For Sale” signs, plummeting credit scores and the bars that residents like Zelma Emery, 45, have put


People line up to vote Tuesday at Lindell School in Long Beach, N.Y., one of several voting locations that was created as a result of Superstorm Sandy. Voting in a the U.S. presidential election was the latest challenge for the hundreds of thousands of people in the New York-New Jersey area still affected by Superstorm Sandy, as they struggled to get to non-damaged polling places to cast their ballots in one of the tightest elections in recent history. on their windows to prevent still is worth having, Perez as she answered phones at country illegally. But his faMi Familia Vota, a nonpar- ther, who remodels homes, said. break-ins. “In the past I didn’t think tisan effort to increase His- and his mother, who proEmery, who was laid off from her job as a phle- I could make a difference in panic participation in the vides daycare services, came botomist five years ago, the election,” she said, not electoral process. Melendez, here from Morelos, Mexico. blames Congress more than long before the polls start- wearing a shirt that read Unlike their citizen son, the White House for her ing closing back East and “Election Protection. You they are legal permanent community’s pain. She Election Day 2012 neared Have The Right To Vote,” residents and, therefore, invoted to re-elect Barack its finish. “Now, I’m moti- was going on 24-plus eligible to vote. For Maez, this day was straight hours of work, helpvated.” Obama. By Lisa Leff, Associated ing to direct callers to the about much more than “It’s gotten a little better. right polling places. “I just which candidates he chose or But right here anyway, it Press Writer think it’s important to vote. propositions he voted for or ___ hasn’t gotten much better,” PHOENIX: In “show me I don’t like when people against. It was, in his words, she said. Yesenia Perez, 34, a your papers” state, young take advantage of others, or a chance to “wake up” all mother of five who works at Latinos work to turn out think they are ignorant politicians to the issues that matter to families like his. somehow.” a local fruit-packing house, vote Next to her, Michael “It empowers all of the peoIn a nondescript office has had her share of hard times, too: Work hours cut. building near an auto repair Maez gulped a Monster en- ple who have a voice to use it A home lost to foreclosure. shop and a 99 Cents Only ergy drink (his third of the for the ones who don’t.” By Pauline Arrillga, AP Yet on Tuesday, she felt store, a dozen bleary-eyed day) as he prepared to send sat before canvassers across the city. National Writer compelled to do something volunteers ___ Maez, 22, was born and she had never done before: phones and computers, LAKEWOOD, Colo.: Two doing their part to con- raised in this state known vote. Because of the immigra- tribute to democracy and a for its tough stance on im- women, two different decition policies of the president cause close to their hearts: migration and the so-called sions In swing state Colorado, she calls “Our Obama,” sev- Helping to turn out the “show me your papers” law, eral cousins no longer face Latino vote in a state that is requiring police enforcing elections typically are deother laws to question the cided in three suburban deportation to Mexico. In- 30 percent Hispanic. “Buenos dias,” said 23- immigration status of those counties where women play stead, they can be part of a dream that, while broken, year-old Norma Melendez they suspect are in the a key role. That fact didn’t

escape the Romney and Obama campaigns, which spent plenty of time and money reaching out to that important voting bloc in Arapahoe, Larimer and Jefferson counties and, indeed, all across the land. In Lakewood, west of Denver in Jefferson County, finding the time to even vote was one of many challenges for single mother Amber Tuffield. Her day started in typical fashion: Three trips up the stairs to rouse her 13-year-old son, Dallas, out of bed. A trip down to the basement to find clean clothes for her 16year-old daughter, Sage. Put a pot roast in the Crock-Pot for dinner. Tuffield works two jobs one as a secretary, the other bartending and worries most about having decent health care and ensuring her children get a solid education. But two things in particular stuck with her this Election Day: Mitt Romney’s secretly recorded assertion that 47 percent of Americans see themselves as “victims,” and his suggestion that students should borrow money from their parents if they can’t afford college. It all left her questioning whether the Republican could really relate to people like her, and prompted this registered independent to vote for Obama instead. “Looking at both of them, I’m more comfortable with the known than the unknown,” said Tuffield, 44. In Arapahoe County, Republican precinct leader Lori Horn spent her day coordinating poll observers. Like Tuffield, she worries about her children’s future, but believes Romney and his economic plan are the best bet for her family. “I have a daughter on the precipice of college and a career,” said the 50-year-old mother of two. “I have to make this a priority.”



Wednesday, November 7, 2012



Former county director gets prison term Judge sentences Harrah for misusing public property BY WILL E SANDERS Staff Writer TROY — The county’s former maintenance director was sentenced for his conviction of misusing and stealing publicly owned property Monday in a probe that brought about several resignations and charges against others. Appearing in Miami County Com- HARRAH mon Please Court, Jarrod Harrah, 40, formerly of Troy and now of New Carlisle, was given a prison sentence of one year by visiting Common Pleas Court Judge Jonathan P. Hein. Special Prosecutor Andrew Wilson told the court the only “proper and just sentence is a prison sentence,” and that Harrah violated the trust of not only his employer, but the citizens of county. “He had the keys to the entire

county and he used it to his advantage,” Wilson said. “He used that violation of his employer’s trust and used the county’s account, kinda almost like his own personal ATM, to go out and acquire property he wanted at his house or that he thought he could use at his house.” Wilson said the state wanted a stiffer sentence, but added he was glad Harrah received a prison sentence. “Certainly Mr. Harrah deserved to go to prison and ultimately it is the judge’s job to decide the sentence that punishes the offense,” he said. Harrah apologized for his actions during the hearing. “I am extremely sorry I did these things,” he said. “It’s very disheartening. I do apologize to the folks that work here at the county and the people of Miami County.” Hein’s sentence also included a stipulation that Harrah serve three years on post-release control following his prison sentence and that he also pay a $7,500 fine and court costs. Harrah, a former Troy City Council member and president of the Miami County Republican Men’s Club, accepted a plea bargain in the case in September and pleaded guilty to the thirddegree felonies of theft in office, tampering with records and tampering with evidence. He re-

ceived a year on each count, but all of the sentences will run concurrently. According to his indictment, Harrah committed the crimes between March 1, 2010, through June 1 while he was in his position, which he began in November 2005, and was paid $44,379 annually. The plea agreement also ordered Harrah to pay restitution in the amount of $1,240 for scrap metal he allegedly sold and kept in a slush fund. More than $18,600 worth of items that belonged to the county were recovered at Harrah’s residence, which has since been foreclosed upon. Wilson has described the county’s maintenance department as a “culture of corruption” that exceeded the bounds of the internal employees. He said the internal investigation of the department has ended, but that at least one other person will be charged for involvement of the maintenance department scheme, including one Troy man who also appeared court Monday. Aside from Harrah, the maintenance department’s former team leader, Bruce Ball, 61, of Troy, was convicted on a charge of theft in office, a felony, in July and was sentenced in September to serve a 6-month community control sanctions sentence, in addition to five days in jail. As a stipulation of that sentence, Ball

was disqualified from holding pubic office for the rest of his life, paid a $1,000 fine and the pension board was notified of the outcome of his case. At his sentencing hearing, Ball claimed some county workers would “borrow things and bring them back.” Ball, who earned $17.68 an hour, also was ordered to pay restitution in his case and stolen equipment found in his possession consisted of a lawn mower and a leaf blower. Of the three other county maintenance workers suspended in May by the county, Anthony Canfarelli, 55, of Pleasant Hill, Stanley Maitlen II, 48, of Greenville, and Rob Scherer, 45, of Troy, only Scherer was reinstated. The other two have not been charged with any crimes. On May 29, county commissioners approved the suspensions of Harrah and Ball, who later resigned, after the sheriff’s office continued to investigate the case. The probe began after individuals came forward with allegations concerning “inappropriate handling of county equipment and purchases,” sheriff’s officials said. Detectives seized truckloads of equipment that were taken from the homes of Harrah and Ball, which include lawn mowers, weed eaters, power tools, hand tools, composite saws, custom-

made windows, a hot water heater, and a wide variety of assorted tools and lawn care equipment, along with several other items. Miami County officials recused themselves from the case, which is why a visiting judge and a special prosecutor were assigned. County commissioners have since hired a new facilities and safety director, Christopher Johnson, and a new team leader, Dale Motter. In a related matter, a Troy man pleaded guilty to a count of tampering with evidence after Harrah’s sentencing. Robert Coppock , 43, of Troy, will be sentenced on Dec. 27 for the third-degree felony. Authorities say Coppock, a Troy mechanic, performed work on Harrah’s vehicle and then billed the county for the work. According to Coppock’s indictment he committed the crimes between February and July of this year. Coppock was the first person charged who wasn’t a county employee and Wilson said at least one other person would be charged. That individual allegedly assisted Harrah with hiding some of the stolen property. That defendant, who hasn’t been charged yet, will be enrolled in a felony diversion program, Wilson said.

Troy man accused of making threats

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Piqua High School freshmen Jared Peake and Tyler Lavey, along with sophomore Zach Campbell, l-r, pose for a photograph with a custom-built motorcycle built by Orange County Choppers for the Ohio National Guard.The bike is used as a showpiece and recruiting tool by the Ohio National Guard.The bike was on display at Piqua High School on Monday and will be back on Nov. 14 prior to and during the Call to Duty ceremony for the 1487th Transportation Unit, which will be going on active duty at that time.

Fletcher Fire Department to host Turkey Party early this year

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the turkey party until the time of the drawing. Proceeds from this fund raising event will be used toward operating expenses and equipment purchases of the fire department. The Fletcher VFD serves an area

When home is your destination... make us your first stop. If your road to recovery and return to independence require extensive therapy services, consider Piqua Manor and our therapy program as your first stop. Our licensed team has helped many community members continue the healing process and return home to their independent lifestyles. The Homeward Bound program includes:


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ments A raffle will also be held, with prizes including an iPad, a quarter of beef, and a half of hog. Tickets are $1 each or 6 for $5, and may be purchased from any Fletcher firefighter before or during

Currently registering students for the 2011-12 school year. Contact Principal Denise Stauffer @ Lehman High School (937)498-1161 or (937)773-8747.

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conflict with another benefit for a family in the community. Following the dinner will be an auction and door prize giveaway, which is the highlight of the evening. Items donated by area residents and businesses will either be auctioned off or be given away as door prizes. Anyone wishing to donate items for this event may call 773-0521 or email to make arrange-


FLETCHER — The firefighters of the Fletcher Volunteer Fire Department are preparing for their annual Turkey Party on Saturday, Nov. 10 at the Fletcher Volunteer Fire Department, located south of Fletcher at 6605 State Route 589. The event begins at 5 p.m. with a turkey dinner with all the fixings and will be served until 7 p.m.The event is being held one week earlier than usual so as not to

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Word of the Week (In Our Time) The American Century – 1900-1999 decade — a period of ten years

Newspaper Knowledge During election years, the local election process can be read about and studied in detail. • When are elections held? • How are the candidates chosen? • A student can report on the work of each office for which there is a candidate. In what ways can each office affect your life? • Who can vote in an election? Should everyone eligible to vote do so? • How do voters decide for whom to vote?

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Rights and Freedoms In the United States, citizens have many rights and freedoms. Some of the most important are spelled out in the first 10 amendments to the U.S. Constitution, which set up the national government. Those 10 amendments contain such important freedoms that they are known as the nation’s Bill of Rights. The freedoms found in the First Amendment are among the most familiar in America – freedom of religion, freedom of speech, freedom of the press, freedom to assemble and freedom to petition, or ask, the government to correct problems. 1. As a class, discuss the First Amendment freedoms and what they protect. 2. Search the print, electronic or Web edition of the newspaper, its archives or the Internet for an example of each freedom. For each, write a sentence describing how the situation would be different if the freedom did not exist. _______________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________ 3. Freedom of speech is one of the most important freedoms. It covers what people say and write, what they express in art and what they show on TV, in movies or on the Internet. Find an example of freedom of speech in the print, electronic or Web edition of the newspaper. Write a paragraph describing what is being protected and why this free expression or exchange of ideas is important to the nation. _______________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________

Local Miami and Shelby County schools are competing until November 16th in a contest called the Fall-tab-a-Pull-ooza for America Recycles Day on November 15th. If you have pull tabs that you would like to take to the schools, the names and addresses are below. The money from the pull tabs will be given to the Ronald McDonald House in Dayton. Hook Elementary, 729 Trade Square West, Troy St. Patricks, 420 E. Water St., Troy Bradford Elementary, 740 Railroad Ave., Bradford Van Cleve Elementary, 617 E. Main St., Troy Newton Local, 201 Long St., Pleasant Hill Kyle Elementary, 501 S. Plum St., Troy Bethel Local Schools, 7490 S. St. Rt. 201, Tipp City Holy Angels School, 120 E. Water St., Sidney Troy High School ASTRA Club, 151 W. Staunton Rd., Troy Bennett Intermediate, 625 N. County Rd. 25-A, Piqua Nicholas School, 1306 Garbry Road, Piqua Concord Elementary School, 3145 W. St. Rt. 718, Troy Russia School, 100 School Street, Russia Washington School, 800 N. Sunset Dr., Piqua

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BY FRANCES DRAKE For Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012 ARIES (March 21 to April 19) This is an excellent day to form new partnerships or agree to important decisions with others. All your relations with everyone will be pleasant and upbeat! TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) This is a great day at work! Co-workers are friendly and supportive. In fact, you might do something that leads to a raise or, certainly, praise. Don’t be afraid to push your agenda. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) New romance might blossom for some of you. This is a great day to party, enjoy the arts, participate in sports or delight in playful activities with children. It’s a fun, playful day! CANCER (June 21 to July 22) This is a wonderful day for real-estate negotiations. It’s also a good day to buy something for your home or to entertain at home. (Invite the gang over!) LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) All your communications will be upbeat and smooth today. Go after what you want. Enjoy schmoozing with neighbors, siblings and friends. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) This is an excellent day for business and commerce. Work-related travel is likely. Enjoy buying art or beautiful things that might increase in value. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) You feel content with the world today, which is why you’re in such good spirits. It’s a great day to begin a vacation or to start any new enterprise. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) You feel spiritually at peace with yourself today. Something around you will happen to give you a warm feeling in your tummy. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) All group situations will be positive today. Your natural enthusiasm will encourage others to agree with your proposals. It’s a great day for any team effort. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) You might develop a crush on your boss today or become involved with someone older, richer or more worldly. You make a great impression on people today. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) Opportunities to travel for pleasure might fall into your lap today. You might also get a chance to sign up for a course or receive further training (something that pleases you). PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) Gifts, goodies and favors from others will come your way today. Be on the lookout for this. You definitely can benefit from the resources of others today. (Romance is sweet and encouraging!) YOU BORN TODAY You are successoriented. You’re ambitious to be the best you can be. This is often why you push things to extreme testing uncharted waters. You have fabulous powers of concentration, which you use to achieve your dreams. In the year ahead, you will have an opportunity to study or learn something that will prove to be valuable to you. Make this happen. Birthdate of: Edmond Halley, astronomer; Tara Reid, actress; Gordon Ramsey, celebrity chef. (c) 2012 King Features Syndicate, Inc.

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MOTORCYCLE SWAP MEET Allen County Fairgrounds Sunday, Nov. 11th 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Admission $6.00 Sponsored by J & M Collectibles 419-795-4185

125 Lost and Found FOUND: Dark grey with brown striped tabby cat. Neutered male and very friendly. Found in Shawnee area-1st Street. Piqua. (937)773-2329

LOST DOG! Bella is a female black Lab who has been missing since 10/29/12 around noon from Crescent Dr at the south end of Sidney. She is wearing a pink collar. Please contact Julie Stewart if you've seen her!! (937)538-8717.

200 - Employment

Beppo Uno Pizzeria Is now hiring SERVERS and DELIVERY DRIVERS. Apply in person at: 414 W. Water St., Piqua

Four year old "not for profit" dental clinic in Troy, Ohio serving Medicaid, Underinsured, and uninsured adults and children, needs full time and/or part time dentist.

Local Auto Dealer seeking applicant for Head Bookkeeper Position. Requires Auto Dealer experience. Honesty & integrity a must. References. Send resume to P.O. Box 339 Troy OH 45373

FT Program Specialist Position Working with DD Population

Salary and benefits negotiable. Position reports directly to the Board of Directors. Clinic operates 5 days a week 7:30am-12pm and 1pm-5pm.

CRSI has immediate openings for a Program Specialist in Miami County.

Send all inquiries and resumes to:

Responsibilities include supervision, service coordination and operation of designated programming and services for individuals with Developmental Disabilities.

ELECTRICIAN NEEDED Journeyman industrial, commercial, residential service electrician. Full time with benefits.

Must have experience with community agencies providing services appropriate for individuals with DD and ensure that all standards and regulations are met.

Apply in person at: Hiegel Electric 3155 Tipp-Cowlesville Road, Troy

Position requires a minimum of 4 years experience with an Associates degree in Special Ed, Social Work, Psychology, Rehabilitation, Human Development, Nursing, Developmental Disabilities or other related field.

MPA Services provides Supported Living services to individuals with DD. We are accepting applications for employees to perform in home care in the Sidney and Troy area (2nd shift FT). You will assist with daily living skills, transportation, money management, and medication supervision, working in a fun atmosphere.

To apply, stop in our office or send application or resume: c/o Diane Taylor 405 Public Square Suite 373 Troy, OH 45373

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Part time or full time, experience required Please apply in person at: Holiday Inn Express 60 Troy Town Drive Troy, OH

Clopay Building Products has immediate, full time, 3rd shift, manufacturing/ assembly opportunities at our Troy, Ohio plant. Requirements: • HS Diploma or equivalent • Able to lift 50 lbs on a regular basis • Must be able to operate chop saws • Demonstrated ability to read tape measure • Carpentry skills is a plus

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255 Professional ACADEMIC TEACHER needed. Degree in Education or Intervention Specialist required. Program for Children with Special Needs.

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TEACHER AIDE needed. Experience in related field and/ or Associates Degree preferred. Program for children with special needs. Qualities required: positive attitude, flexible & team player.

2 BEDROOM TOWNHOMES, Piqua, all appliances including washer/ dryer, 1.5 bath (937)335-7176


3 BEDROOM, Troy, 1 bath, full basement, washer/ dryer hookup, $535 monthly, no pets, Metro approved, (937)658-3824.


PIQUA, 1 bedroom, W/D hookup $370 Monthly. (937)902-0572 PIQUA, Parkridge Place. Roomy 2 bedroom, 1.5 baths, CA, stackable washer/ dryer furnished, $525, no animals! (419)629-3569.


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Hiring Production Associates 12 Hour Shifts @ $12/Hour Medical Benefits added at 90 days




Call (877) 778-8563 (or) Apply On-line @

NEWS REPORTER The Sidney Daily News, an award-winning daily newspaper, is seeking a full-time general assignment news reporter. Journalism degree or requisite experience required. Position entails coverage of government, education and law enforcement, as well as some feature writing. Looking for someone who is enthusiastic and aims for high standards of professionalism.

Send resume to: Jeff Billiel, Executive Editor & Publisher at


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2 BEDROOM in Troy, Move in special, Stove, refrigerator, W/D, A/C, very clean, no pets. $525. (937)573-7908


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If qualified, please apply online at:

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

TROY, 2 Bedroom Townhomes 1.5 bath, 1 car garage, $695


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

Class A CDL required

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CRSI is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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No phone calls please!

A busy and successful veterinary practice is looking for a positive, high energy, pet loving individual, to work part time in our reception area, schedule would include some evenings and weekends


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


Applications available online:

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CDL Drivers: $11.50/HR

If interested in an employer that genuinely cares for its employees, please call 937.492.0886


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We provide a consistent schedule, great pay/benefits plus paid training. Our employees must have a high school diploma or GED, be highly self motivated and have superb ethics.

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

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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

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


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305 Apartment

320 Houses for Rent

545 Firewood/Fuel

PIQUA, 2200 Navajo Trail, 3 bedroom townhouse, 2.5 baths, 2 car garage, 1850 sqft, $975 month, one month's deposit. Available 11/1. (937)335-9096.

PIQUA, 1709 Williams, 4 bedrooms, newly remodeled, appliances, CA, fenced yard. $950 month, (937)778-9303, (937)604-5417.

SEASONED FIREWOOD $155 per cord. Stacking extra, $125 you pick up. Taylor Tree Service available (937)753-1047

565 Horses/Tack & Equipment 325 Mobile Homes for Rent

PIQUA, ground floor, 1 bedroom efficiency, utilities paid, $125 week plus deposit. Appliances f u r n i s h e d , (937)418-1891

IN COUNTRY, Near Bradford, 2 bedroom trailer, $400, (937)417-7111, or (937)448-2974

500 - Merchandise

TROY, 1 & 2 Bedrooms, appliances, CA, water, trash paid, $425 & $525 monthly. Special 1st Month $200 with Paid Deposit (937)673-1821 TROY, 701 McKaig, nice duplex, Spacious 3 bedrooms, w/d hookup, appliances, $700. No pets, (937)845-2039

510 Appliances APPLIANCES, Refrigerator $300, Stove $250, Washer/ Dryer $250, Available for pickup by November 10th, If interested call (937)622-3941 leave message

CRIB, changing table, cradle, doorway swing, high chair, booster chair, pack-n-play, travel bassinet, tub, child rocker, clothes, blankets (937)339-4233

DRYER, Whirlpool "Duet" front load dryer, Bisque in color, excellent condition, $275, call (419)628-2912

535 Farm Supplies/Equipment

610 ROBINSON, 3 bedroom, 2 bath, remodeled, new appliances and flooring. Basement. Rent $650, same deposit. (419)394-8509 COUNTRY yard, 10 of Troy, o n t h .

577 Miscellaneous BASKET WEAVING Supplies, Reed handles & embellishments, valued at $550+, all for $250, call for details, (937)778-1475

320 Houses for Rent

LARGE House, large miles east $ 7 0 0 / m (937)335-4188

HAFLINGER MARES, 2 registered, matching set, broken to drive or ride, also registered Haflinger colt, 6 months old, (937)526-4091.

JOHN DEERE, H Collector tractor with new rubber, runs well, $2500, (937)295-2899

CRIB, real wood, good condition, stationary sides, $75 (937)339-4233 HOT TUB, Dynasty 6 person, cover, lifter, steps, manuals, Dyna shield cabinet, Ozone, chemicals, 5.0hp/ 220, good condition $1500, (937)492-2422 MATTRESS AND BOX SPRINGS, Simmons beauty rest king size, delivered 11/3/2012, new $1500 will sell for $750 (937)667-8272 or (937)760-8383

545 Firewood/Fuel

NEWLY UPDATED 3 bedroom ranch, CA, garage, fenced-in yard, no pets, non-smoking, $650 month + deposit, (937)773-2705. NICE, CLEAN, 2 Bedroom house, w/d hookup, no pets, (937)214-0689 NICE FAMILY home in Quiet neighborhood located in Piqua. This home has a two car garage. Stove, fridge, and dishwasher are included. First months rent and security deposit required $850 for each. If interested or have any further questions Please call (937)773-8192 5 bedroom, 2 bath, two story, (937)671-0075.

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. FIREWOOD for sale. All seasoned hardwood, $150 per cord split/ delivered, $120 you pick up. ( 9 3 7 ) 8 4 4 - 3 7 5 6 (937)844-3879

SCOOTER: (Guardian.) New batteries. Excellent condition. Great for someone needing help to get around. $450 (937)710-4999 SPORTS MEMORABILIA, autographed with certificate of authenticity. All items, REDUCED to $100 each. Pete Rose, Stan Usual, Micky Mantel, Ken Stabler, Willie Mays (bat, catch), Nolan Ryan, Reggie Jackson, Larry Bird, Joe Montana, Brett Favre, Magic Johnson. (937)778-0232.


Please call: 877-844-8385 to advertise 555 Garage Sales/Yard Sales CASSTOWN, 5104 East State Route 55. Saturday only 9am-4pm Large indoor/outdoor multi family, Lots of holiday bargains plus out usual assortment of new, used, and vintage items, puzzles, books. jewelry, linens, collectibles, Housewares and more. Hundreds of items added since last sale, No baby items or kids clothes. No Early Birds!!

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PIQUA, 1501 Madison Avenue, Thursday-Saturday 8am-4pm. 80+ totes of fabric, cone yarn, sewing, furniture, hand tool and hardware, air compressor, holiday decorations, anything kitchen related, clothes, puzzles, electric heaters, golf clubs and sports accessories, knick-knacks and much more! Longer list on computer. PIQUA 612 Westview. Saturday 11/10 8am-? Furniture, large baby items, baby-junior clothes, surround sound, TV and stand, prom dresses, and household items.

577 Miscellaneous WALKER, wheel chair, tub, shower and transfer benches, commode chair, toilet riser, grab bars, canes, entertainment center and more (937)339-4233 WHEELCHAIR, Quantum 1121, Power wheel chair, seat raises & reclines, must sell, asking $600 as is, (937)418-2150

583 Pets and Supplies WALKER Dolomite Legacy, seat, large wheels, brakes, basket, adjustable navy, like new $75. (937)339-4233

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AMERICAN PIT-BULL puppies, CKC. Blue nose, 2 females, 2 males. $600 each. (254)383-4620

Only $2100 Twins are handled as two (2) separate photos

February 7, 2011 Love, Mommy, Daddy and Avery


Sidney Daily News Attn: Baby’s First Christmas 1451 North Vandemark Rd. Sidney, Ohio 45365


Name of Baby: ________________________________________________________ Birth Date:____________________________________________________________ From: ______________________________________________________________ Your Name: __________________________________________________________ Address: ____________________________________________________________ City:_____________________ State:_____ Zip:________ Phone:_________________ J Please mail my photo back to me in the SASE provided. We cannot be responsible for photos lost in the mail. J I will pick up my photo after December 20, 2012. We only hold pictures for 6 months after publication. J Payment Enclosed J Check J Visa/MC J Discover J Cash J Am Express

Credit Card #:__________________________________ Exp. Date:_____________________________________ Your Signature:_________________________________

* There is limited space available for wording in these ads, please choose wording carefully, we reserve the right to cut wording if necessary, ad shown actual size (1x3) above. Can Help You With All Your Entrepreneural Needs!

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Wednesday, November 7, 2012


800 - Transportation

583 Pets and Supplies BISCHON FRISE for sale. Loving male dog, leash trained, needs home without other dogs, needs loving home. References needed. (937)492-5280.

KITTEN, free 4 week old orphaned female, gray/white striped, eats some food but likes to be bottle fed, good natured. (937)773-5245

805 Auto 2007 PONTIAC Grand Prix, 3800 V6, 4 door, 69k miles, $8500, (937)295-3656.

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KITTENS: 2 eight week old long-haired kittens. 1 grey female, 1 black and white male. Must go to indoor home. $10 each. BEAUTIFUL & HEALTHY! (937)418-0814

586 Sports and Recreation COMPOUND BOW, Jennings RH, Complete with 1 dozen new arrows, release and case, Quiver & much more, $400, (937)726-1348

805 Auto

890 Trucks

1971 MG MIDGET 1275 cc, wire wheels, new top, tonneau & upholstery. Recently completed 2 yr. rebuild & restoration (not for show, but nice) asking $2500 (937)332-8128

2000 CHEVY Silverado 1500, grey with grey interior, 121,000 miles. 4x4, 5.3 V8, auto, tonneau cover, carpeted bed, looks & runs good. $7995. (937)473-3029 m u l l e n s . f i r e

2005 FORD Taurus, champagne, 95,000 miles. Well maintained, safe, dependable transportation. New tires. Mostly highway miles. $5700. (937)335-1579

PUBLIC NOTICE Time to sell your old stuff... Get it

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899 Wanted to Buy Cash Paid for junk cars and trucks. Free removal. Just call us to get the most for your junker (937)269-9567.


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CROSSBOW, Horton Legend, HD Pro 175, complete/ Quiver arrows brand new in box, never fired, paid $600 new, $500 (937)726-1348 2004 CHRYSLER SEBRING GTC CONVERTIBLE

592 Wanted to Buy 1991 CADILLAC SEDAN DEVILLE

BUYING ESTATES, Will buy contents of estates PLUS, do all cleanup, (937)638-2658 ask for Kevin

Good Condition. 112,000 original miles. $2200. (937)492-5011


48,500 miles 2.7L engine. Power locks and windows. AC, AM-FM CD radio. Very Good Condition $6900. (937)526-3073

101k miles, great condition, asking $4250.

75,000 miles, leather, 6 speed manual, sunroof, alloy wheels, excellent condition, $13,750 (937)473-3293

Call (419)628-1320

593 Good Things to Eat

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THANKSGIVING TURKEYS Pasture free, all natural, no meds or hormones. Local feeds. (937)526-4934 ask for Beth. If no answer leave message.


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4x4, ZR2 package, well maintained, 127K miles, new tires, all power, V6 auto, runs very good.

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2004 COACHMEN CHAPARRAL 281 BHS 5TH-WHEEL 2 bunks, sleeps up to 8. Large slide-out, newer awning. $12,900. Call/text (937)875-0839

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Piqua Daily Call •

INSIDE ■ OSU gets break in schedule, page 17. ■ Bengals back in deep slump, page 18.



Piqua puts 12 on GWOC North football

IN BRIEF ■ Basketball

Edison wins Charger Classic The Edison Community College men’s basketball team opened the season by winning the Charger Classic. Edison defeated OSULima 106-64 in the opening game and Wright Patterson Air Force Base in the championship game Saturday. Former Tippecanoe standout Brandon Ervin was named MVP and former Covington standout Eric Beckstedt to the alltournament team.

■ Walking

Echo Hills to host 5K walk Echo Hills will host the first 5K walk at the golf course on November 10, in conjunction with Veterans Day the following day. The proceeds from the walk will go to Wounded Warriors. The walk will start at the Sam Pearson Memorial, near the first tee, and included the entire back nine. The wallk will include walking several holes on the back nine twice. The walk will begin at 10 a.m. The entry fee for the event is $20. Registration forms are available at Echo Hills Golf Course, Joe Thoma’s,, Piqua City Building, VFW, Piqua Chamber of Commerce and American Legion Post 184. All registered participants will receive a t-shirt.

■ Honors

Houston holds Fall awards Houston Fall Sports special award winners included: Golf Jaron Howard, low stroke average; Kyle Patterson, most improved; and Anton Wehrman, Wildcat Award. Volleyball Kortney Phipps, best offensive player; Monique Booher, best defensive player; and Bri Garber, Wildcat Award. Boys Cross Country Devon Jester, top runner; Corey Slusser, most improved; and Seth Clark, Wildcat Award. Girls Cross Country Nicolette Holthaus, top runner; Jenna Hooks, most improved; and Caitlyn Ryan, Wildcat Award.

Six named to first team Piqua had 12 players named to the All-Greater Western Ohio Conference North football team released recently. YOUNG HONEYCUTT Piqua was 5-5 overall They included senior and 3-2 in the GWOC. Justice Six players were named quarterback Young, sophomore reto the first team.

ior linebacker Ryan Hughes. Named to the second team were senior offensive lineman Devon Magotaux, senior defensive lineman Mike Haney, senior linebacker Austin Covault, WISE KARN CARNES HUGHES junior linebacker Dom Stone, senior defensive ceiver Tate Honeycutt, specialist Luke Karn, sen- back Cody Combs and senior offensive lineman ior defensive lineman senior defensive back Ben Nate Wise, senior return Solomon Carnes and sen- Crawford.

Bucc playoff tickets The Covington football team will play Summit Country Day at 7 p.m. Saturday at Centerville in a Division V, Region 20 playoff game. Gates will open at 5:30 p.m. and everyone age 6 and older is required to have a ticket. Pre-sale tickets will be sold at Covington High School and Middle School today and Thursday and during parent teacher conferences Thursday. They will also be sold at Covington High School from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday. They will be sold at Joanie’s Floral Designs until 2:30 p.m. Saturday. Pre-sale tickets are $7 and all tickets will be $9 at the gate.


Cashs, Wion take honors District 9 volleyball teams released


Allie Millhouse digs the ball for Miami East earlier this season.

Going out on top

WPTW to air games WPTW will air the Miami East-Bloom Carroll D-III state volleyblal semifinal Friday, with air time at 3:45 p.m. They will air the championship game Saturday if Miami East is playing. WPTW will also air two football playoff games. On Friday, they will air the Milton-UnionNorwood game, with a 7 p.m. air time. On Saturday, they will air the CovingtonSummit Country Day game, with a 6:30 p.m. air time. Both games can be streamed at

East trio ready to finish as champs BY JOSH BROWN Civitas Media


CASSTOWN — When Abby Cash, Leah Dunivan and Allie Millhouse were freshman, they couldn’t have known what they’d face, what they were up against. But they had a good idea of what they could achieve. Now, as they prepare for their final weekend as Miami East Viking volleyball players — going out owning every major offensive and defensive school record between them —

Abby Cash has Miami East set up for another title.

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Benson Helps Urbana Win Conference Title


is BaltiQ: What more coach John Harbaugh’s career record against the Browns?



QUOTED "There's no rule, there's no book saying we can't win the rest of our ballgames.” —D’Qwell Jackson on the Browns



Former Piqua stndout Conner Benson (second from left, back row) was part of the first Urbana University men’s soccer team to win the G-MAC soccer conferent title. They defeated Cedarville 2-1 in the championship game and finished the season 10-7-1.

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Two coaches and one player took top honors on the All-District 9 volleyball teams released recently. Miami East coach John Cash was the D-III Coach of the Year, while Russia coach T o d d W i o n was cocoach of the year in Division IV. Miami East senA. CASH ior Abby Cash was named Player of the Year and was selected for the state All-Star game. In Division I, Jasmine Davis and Shelby Vogler of Piqua were named to the first team, while Taylor Bachman and Macy Yount were named to the second team. In Division II, Graham’s Michala Faulknor was named to the first team. In Division III, Miami East’s Abby and Sam Cash and Versailles’ Lauren Bruns and Amanda Winner were named to the first team. Named to the second team were Leah Dunivan, Miami East; and Olivia Schlater and Rachel Kremer, Versailles. Allison Morrett of Miami East was named special mention. In Division IV, named to the first team were Andrea Thobe and Ellie Waldmsmith, Lehman Catholic; and Ashley Borchers and Olivia Monnin, Russia. Named to the second team were Ellie Cain, Lehman Catholic; Shelby Waag, Covington; Kylie Wilson, Russia; and Kortney Phipps, Houston. Named honorable mention were Erica Paulus, Lehman Catholic; Zoe Reck and Jessica Dammeyer, Covington; and Emily Francis, Russia. The District 9 All-Star games will be played at Troy High School at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 14. Cash will coach the Red team in the D-I-II-III game. Playing for him will be Jasmine Davis and Shelby Vogler, Piqua; Abby Cash and Leah Dunivan, Miami East; and Michala Faulknor, Graham. Playing for the D-IV Red team will be Andrea Thobe and Ellie Waldmith, Lehman Catholic; and Shelby Waag and Zoe Reck, Covington. See DISTRICT 9/Page 17



Wednesday, November 7, 2012


Record Book BCS List


NFL Standings Harris Rk Pts Pct Rk 1. Alabama 1 2867 .9972 1 2. Kansas St. 3 2664 .9266 3 2 2735 .9513 2 3. Oregon 4. Notre Dame 4 2533 .8810 4 5. Georgia 5 2345 .8157 5 7 2154 .7492 7 6. Florida 7. LSU 8 2011 .6995 9 8. S. Carolina 11 1654 .5753 11 1825 .6348 10 9. Louisville 10 10. Florida St. 6 2223 .7732 6 11. Oregon St. 12 1588 .5523 12 1556 .5412 13 12. Oklahoma 13 13. Clemson 9 1969 .6849 8 14. Stanford 14 1431 .4977 15 1320 .4591 14 15. Texas A&M15 16. Nebraska 16 992 .3450 16 17. Texas 17 860 .2991 17 21 587 .2042 19 18. UCLA 19. USC 18 690 .2400 22 20. Lou. Tech 19 659 .2292 18 603 .2097 23 21. Miss. St. 20 22. Texas Tech 25 203 .0706 27 23. Rutgers 22 475 .1652 20 259 .0901 21 24. Northwes. 24 25. Toledo 26 160 .0557 25

National Football League All Times EST AMERICAN CONFERENCE East New England Miami N.Y. Jets Buffalo South Houston Indianapolis Tennessee Jacksonville North

Ohio State’s Rod Smith makes a catch Saturday.

Buckeyes go on break Have bye before final two games COLUMBUS (AP) — Most will rest. Some will try to heal. Others will to catch up on classwork or a personal life. A bye week is a time to take a breath for the fifthranked Ohio State Buckeyes. There are also a few who will pause, knowing there are only two games left in their college careers. "It just hit me in the locker room," senior defensive lineman John Simon said Saturday after Ohio State rolled Illinois 52-22. "It goes extremely fast. The seniors, we're making every moment count. We're trying to make this season a memorable one." It already has been. But it could be even more memorable. Despite a glittering start (10-0, 6-0 Big Ten) to their season, what remains will determine whether Urban Meyer's first Ohio State team is an unqualified success or one that wilted when it got close to its biggest goals. The most difficult games on the schedule await. After taking a couple of extra days off this week (they'll still have full-tilt practices on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday), the Buckeyes begin to prep for the showdown at Wisconsin on Nov. 17 and at home against archrival Michigan a week later. "I need the off week. I'm still battling injuries. Any extra time I can use to rest," cornerback Bradley Roby said. "The bye week is going to give us a little more time for our academic situations and things like that. It's coming at a good time even though it took a while to get here." Ohio State is 13-9 since 1971 in games coming off a bye week. It has won the last two (a 2010 win was vacated as part of NCAA sanctions), after losing three in a row 2003-5. Meyer said the week will come in handy because Ohio State just moved from quarters to semesters, which has changed the academic calendar for the players. He said several players had told him the string of 10 straight games and adapting to semesters has been like "hitting a wall." "We can unhit the wall for a week academically, get that in order," he said. "Get their weights up and bodies right. You get (a bye) usually week six, seven. (I've) never had 10 weeks straight through." Ohio State will likely

regain starting linebacker Etienne Sabino, who has missed the last four games after cracking a bone in his lower right leg. Almost every Buckeye who plays much has a litany of bumps and bruises, with defensive backs Orhian Johnson, and Christian Roby Bryant in particular hoping to get back to something approaching full health. The coaches, meanwhile, will pound the pavement (or airways) doing some in-season recruiting. Defensive co-coordinator Everett Withers relishes the chance to mention Ohio State's unbeaten record when he calls on blue-chippers. "I'm anxious just to see. I've never been undefeated on the road recruiting," he said. "I imagine it will be easy to go into that high school and talk to that high school coach and counselor with people knowing you're 10-0." Still, the upcoming tests will never be far from everyone's mind. "Going to Wisconsin, it's not going to be an easy game," safety C.J. Barnett said. "I've never been over there — I was hurt my sophomore year — but I heard it's a hostile environment. They have a great running back (in Montee Ball) who can run the ball, great coaches. It's going to be a tough one but I think we can do it." Carlos Hyde, who has become one of the top backs in the Big Ten, has solidified the tailback slot and taken some of the heat off of quarterback Braxton Miller, who was saddled with having to make almost every big play for the Buckeyes early in the season. Hyde, who has 144 carries for 737 yards and 13 touchdowns in a breakout season, is pleased with Ohio State's lofty ranking. Sort of. "We're pretty good, but we can be a lot better," he said. "There's a lot of things to work on." For Roby, now is a good time to think about everything that's been done — and also everything left to do. "It's hard to win 10 games in a row and that's what we accomplished," he said. "Right now, it's a grind. The whole season is a grind. We're going to keep getting better and keep winning. Coach Meyer has given us some time off during the bye week so we can get healthy. "That's what we're going to do."

District 9 Continued from page 16 Wion will be one of the two coaches for the Blue team. Playing for him will be

Kortney Phipps, Houston; and Olivia Monnin, Ashley Borchers and Emily Francis, Russia.

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USA Today Poll

W L T Pct PF PA 2 0 .750 189 103 San Francisco 6 Seattle 5 4 0 .556 170 154 Arizona 4 5 0 .444 144 173 3 5 0 .375 137 186 St. Louis Thursday's Game San Diego 31, Kansas City 13 Sunday's Games Green Bay 31, Arizona 17 Chicago 51, Tennessee 20 Houston 21, Buffalo 9 Carolina 21, Washington 13 Detroit 31, Jacksonville 14 Denver 31, Cincinnati 23 Baltimore 25, Cleveland 15 Indianapolis 23, Miami 20 Seattle 30, Minnesota 20 Tampa Bay 42, Oakland 32 Pittsburgh 24, N.Y. Giants 20 Atlanta 19, Dallas 13 Open: N.Y. Jets, New England, San Francisco, St. Louis Monday's Game New Orleans 28, Philadelphia 13 Thursday, Nov. 8 Indianapolis at Jacksonville, 8:20 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 11 Atlanta at New Orleans, 1 p.m. Detroit at Minnesota, 1 p.m. Denver at Carolina, 1 p.m. San Diego at Tampa Bay, 1 p.m. Tennessee at Miami, 1 p.m. Buffalo at New England, 1 p.m. Oakland at Baltimore, 1 p.m. N.Y. Giants at Cincinnati, 1 p.m. N.Y. Jets at Seattle, 4:05 p.m. St. Louis at San Francisco, 4:25 p.m. Dallas at Philadelphia, 4:25 p.m. Houston at Chicago, 8:20 p.m. Open: Arizona, Cleveland, Green Bay, Washington Monday, Nov. 12 Kansas City at Pittsburgh, 8:30 p.m.

Top 25 AP Poll The Top 25 teams in The Associated Press college football poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Nov. 3, total points based on 25 points for a firstplace vote through one point for a 25th-place vote, and previous ranking: Pts Pv Record 1. Alabama (60) 9-0 1,500 1 2. Oregon 9-0 1,421 2 9-0 1,395 3 3. Kansas St. 4. Notre Dame 9-0 1,318 4 5. Georgia 8-1 1,198 7 10-0 1,198 6 5. Ohio St. 7. Florida 8-1 1,112 8 8. Florida St. 8-1 1,057 9 7-2 1,029 5 9. LSU 10. Clemson 8-1 931 10 11. Louisville 9-0 862 12 836 11 12. South Carolina 7-2 13. Oregon St. 7-1 796 13 14. Oklahoma 6-2 765 14 7-2 700 16 15. Texas A&M 16. Stanford 7-2 655 15 17. UCLA 7-2 446 25 7-2 441 21 18. Nebraska 19. Louisiana Tech 8-1 355 22

The USA Today Top 25 football coaches poll, with firstplace votes in parentheses, records through Nov. 3, total points based on 25 points for first place through one point for 25th, and previous ranking: Pts Pvs Record 1. Alabama (59) 9-0 1,475 1 2. Oregon 9-0 1,399 2 3. Kansas St. 9-0 1,370 3 9-0 1,289 4 4. Notre Dame 5. Georgia 8-1 1,218 6 8-1 1,147 7 6. Florida St. 7. Florida 8-1 1,091 8 8-1 1,013 9 8. Clemson 9. LSU 7-2 998 5 10. Louisville 9-0 940 10 11. South Carolina 7-2 880 11 7-1 807 13 12. Oregon St. 6-2 800 12 13. Oklahoma 14. Texas A&M 7-2 736 16 15. Stanford 7-2 705 15 16. Nebraska 7-2 513 21 17. Texas 7-2 485 22 18. Louisiana Tech 8-1 363 23 19. UCLA 7-2 333 NR 20. Rutgers 7-1 264 25

Prep Playoff Pairings DIVISION I All games at 7 p.m. Saturday Region 1 1 St. Edward (11-0) vs. 4 Mentor(10-1) at Byers Field 2 St. Ignatius (10-1) vs. 6 North Royalton (10-1) at Lakewood Stadium Region 2 1 Massillon Washington (10-1) vs. 5 Canton McKinley (8-2) at Kent State Univ. Dix Stadium 2 Toledo Whitmer (11-0) vs. 6 Hudson (9-2) at Sandusky Strobel Field at Cedar Point Stadium Region 3 1 Hilliard Darby (11-0) vs. 4 Pickerington North (10-1) at Gahanna Lincoln Stadium 7 Hilliard Davidson (9-2) vs. 3 Lewis Center Olentangy (10-1) at Upper Arlington Marv Moorehead Memorial Stadium Region 4 1 Cin. Colerain (11-0) vs. 4 Cin. Elder (8-3) at Univ. of Cincinnati Nippert Stadium, 6:00 p.m. 7 Liberty Township Lakota East (8-3) vs. 3 Cin. Archbishop Moeller (8-3) at Univ. of Cincinnati Nippert Stadium, 2:00 p.m. DIVISION II All games at 7:30 p.m. Friday Region 5 8 Kenston (7-4) vs. 4 Chardon (9-2) at Jerome T. Osborne Sr. Stadium 2 Kent Roosevelt (10-1) vs. 3 Aurora (10-1) at Hudson Memorial Stadium-Murdough Field Region 6 1 Tiffin Columbian (11-0) vs. 4 Avon (10-1) at Fremont Ross Harmon Field at Don Paul Stadium 2 Toledo Central Catholic (10-1) vs. 6 Mansfield Madison (10-1) at Sandusky Perkins Firelands Regional Medical Center Stadium Region 7 1 Dresden Tri-Valley (11-0) vs. 4 New Albany (9-2) at Zanesville Sulsberger Stadium 7 Canal Winchester (9-2) vs. 3 Cols. Marion-Franklin (10-1) at Hamilton Twp. Alumni Field Region 8 1 Cin. Turpin (11-0) vs. 4 Franklin (10-1) at Mason Dwire Field at Atrium Stadium 2 Cin. Winton Woods (8-3) vs. 6 Trotwood-Madison (92) at Trenton Edgewood Kumler Field

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DIVISION III All games at 7 p.m. Saturday Region 9 1 Chagrin Falls (10-1) vs. 5 Ravenna (7-4) at Solon Stewart Field 7 Hubbard (8-3) vs. 6 Akron St. Vincent-St. Mary (9-2) at Austintown-Fitch Falcon Stadium Region 10 1 Napoleon (10-0-1) vs. 4 Bryan (11-0) at Toledo Central Catholic Gallagher Athletic Complex 2 Bellevue (10-1) vs. 6 Sandusky Perkins (10-1) at Clyde Robert Bishop Jr. Stadium Region 11 8 Poland Seminary (8-3) vs. 4 Dover (9-2) at Green Infocision Field 2 Millersburg West Holmes (10-1) vs. 3 Steubenville (92) at New Philadelphia Woody Hayes Quaker Stadium Region 12 1 Dayton Thurgood Marshall (10-1) vs. 4 Gallipolis Gallia Academy (9-2) at Western Brown HS Kibler Stadium at Larosa's Field 7 Springfield Shawnee (8-3) vs. 3 The Plains Athens (10-1) at Hamilton Twp. Alumni Field DIVISION IV All games at 7:30 p.m. Friday Region 13 1 Brookfield (11-0) vs. 4 Akron Manchester (8-3) at Twinsburg Tiger Stadium 2 Creston Norwayne (11-0) vs. 6 Youngstown Liberty (9-2) at Uniontown Lake Alumni Field Region 14 1 Cols. Bishop Hartley (11-0) vs. 4 Richwood North Union (11-0) at Ohio Wesleyan Univ. Selby Field 2 Ottawa-Glandorf (11-0) vs. 3 Genoa Area (11-0) at Findlay Donnell Stadium Region 15 1 St. Clairsville (11-0) vs. 5 Piketon (9-2) at Logan Chieftain Stadium 2 Ironton (7-3) vs. 3 Johnstown-Monroe (9-2) at Athens Scott Riggs and Family Stadium Region 16 1 Clarksville Clinton-Massie (11-0) vs. 4 Batavia (11-0) at Kings Stadium 7 West Milton Milton-Union (9-2) vs. 3 Norwood (10-1) at Kettering Fairmont Roush Stadium DIVISION V All games at 7 p.m. Saturday Region 17 1 Kirtland (11-0) vs. 4 Columbiana Crestview (11-0) at Warren G. Harding Mollenkopf Stadium 7 Youngstown Ursuline (7-4) vs. 3 Cuyahoga Heights (10-1) at Infocision Field at Copley Stadium Region 18 1 Lima Central Catholic (11-0) vs. 4 Findlay LibertyBenton (10-1) at Wapakoneta Harmon Field 7 Hamler Patrick Henry (9-2) vs. 3 Columbia Station Columbia (10-1) at Fremont Ross Harmon Field at Don Paul Stadium Region 19 1 Lucasville Valley (11-0) vs. 4 Bucyrus Wynford (9-2) at Reynoldsburg Raider Stadium 2 Oak Hill (9-2) vs. 6 Baltimore Liberty Union (9-2) at Nelsonville-York Boston Field Region 20 1 Coldwater (11-0) vs. 4 West Liberty-Salem (11-0) at Piqua Alexander Stadium-Purk Field 2 Cincinnati Summit Country Day (11-0) vs. 3 Covington (11-0) at Centerville Stadium DIVISION VI All games at 7:30 p.m. Friday Region 21 1 Mogadore (11-0) vs. 5 Berlin Center Western Reserve (9-2) at Ravenna Gilcrest Field 2 Malvern (10-1) vs. 6 Youngstown Christian School (82) at Akron St. Vincent-St. Mary John Cistone Field Region 22 1 McComb (11-0) vs. 5 Tiffin Calvert (7-4) at Millbury Lake Community Stadium 2 Fremont St. Joseph Central Catholic (10-1) vs. 6 Delphos St. John's (7-4) at Perrysburg Widdel Field at Steinecker Stadium Region 23 1 Danville (10-1) vs. 4 Zanesville Bishop Rosecrans (83) at Gahanna Lincoln Stadium 2 Newark Catholic (9-2) vs. 3 Glouster Trimble (10-1) at Sheridan Paul Culver Jr. Stadium Region 24 1 Ada (10-1) vs. 4 St. Henry (8-3) at Lima Stadium 2 Minster (9-2) vs. 3 Maria Stein Marion Local (9-2) at Piqua Alexander Stadium-Purk Field


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Wednesday, November 7, 2012



Weeden receives vote of confidence from coach QB would prefer wins BEREA (AP) — Browns quarterback Brandon Weeden received a vote of confidence on Election Day from his coach. He'd happily trade it for a win. Although the riflearmed rookie failed to lead Cleveland to a touchdown during a 25-15 loss to Baltimore on Sunday, Browns coach Pat Shurmur offered his unwavering support to the 29-year-old QB, whose first nine games in the NFL have included

some moments of brilliance and others he'd love to have back. As the Browns (2-7) headed into their bye week with a long list of problems, a quarterback controversy is not one of them. "I do believe in him," Shurmur said Wednesday. "He is our guy. It's not going to be perfect. It's not going to be perfect all the time." During a season in which rookie quarterbacks are making a major impact around the league, Weeden has yet to make a significant dent. He ranks behind fellow first-year

starters Andrew Luck, Robert Griffin III, Russell Wilson and Ryan Tannehill in many statistical categories and he trails them all in the thing that matters most — wins. "I'm frustrated," Weeden said following practice. "We've won two games. “We've been in games when we've had a chance to win and we've come up short too many times. As a quarterback, that's frustrating. I feel like I need to do more to help this team win." Weeden still seemed upset about his uneven performance against the

Ravens. He drove the Browns inside Baltimore's 20-yard line five times, but Cleveland couldn't get into the end zone and had to settle for five field goals from Phil Dawson in dropping its 10th straight game to one of its bitter AFC North enemies. Weeden finished 20 of 37 for 176 yards and two interceptions, dropping his passer rating to 67.9 — the league's secondworst mark. He did throw one touchdown pass in the fourth quarter, but it was wiped out by an illegal formation penalty. It's been that kind of season for Weeden, who

has had more passes dropped than any other quarterback but he has also missed his share of wide-open receivers. There were chances for big plays against Baltimore, but Weeden didn't make them. On Cleveland's second series, he overthrew running back Chris Ogbonnaya (on a play that was nullified by a penalty) and later missed tight end Benjamin Watson, who was streaking uncovered down the field for what could have been a long TD. They were mistakes, Weeden's mistakes and he took the blame for them.

"When the guys are open, you have to make the throws," he said. "And when they're open, you have to be routine with those. “When they're wide open, you have to be 100 percent. You know I missed Obi. That's a wideopen throw. “I've gotta make that. I missed Ben on a crossing route. Simple throw. I've gotta make that. "Stuff like that, that's the stuff that eats away at me more than anything. It's guys that bust their tail to get open and I'm not able to give them a chance."

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There have been few highlights for the Bengals.

Familiar ground for Cincinnati Bengals in deep slump CINCINNATI (AP) — The Bengals are back on ground, oh-so-familiar caught in the deep slump that threatens their season at the midpoint. Happens a lot in Cincinnati. A 31-23 loss to Denver on Sunday left the Bengals (3-5) with a fourgame losing streak. They've had a losing streak of at least four games in 16 of their last 22 seasons. Twice, they lost 10 in a row. In five of those seasons, they've had a pair of losing streaks that went on for at least four games. Overall, it's their 21st losing streak of four games or more during those 22 seasons. After going to the playoffs last season as a 9-7 wild card team, they're going to be hard-pressed to get back. They play the defending Super Bowl champion New York Giants (6-3) on Sunday at Paul Brown Stadium. The Bengals knew their season could come down to how they did during a stretch of home games against the Steelers, Broncos and Giants. After blowing an early lead and losing 24-17 to Pittsburgh, they needed to beat the Broncos to keep up in the AFC. They wasted that chance, too. Now, a loss to the Giants will make them a long shot for another wild card berth. "It was urgent last week," safety Chris Crocker said on Monday. "It was urgent the week before that. There's really no heightened sense of urgency. We're a very urgent team." The division race is fast slipping away. The Bengals are 1-3 against the rest of the AFC North, trailing first-place Baltimore by three games and Pittsburgh by two at the season's midpoint. The wild card tiebreakers also are against them — a 2-5 mark against the AFC overall. The last two games have stung the most. They blew a 14-3 firsthalf lead over Pittsburgh, which pulled it out despite

missing its top two running backs and two offensive linemen to injury. They led the Broncos 2017 early in the fourth quarter on Sunday, then fell apart. Peyton Manning went 6 for 6 for 69 yards and a pair of touchdowns the rest of the way. The Broncos held Andy Dalton to 6of-11 passing for 48 yards with a sack and an interception. And the offense had its worst moments with the game on the line. Trailing 24-20 with 11:47 to go, the Bengals got the ball at their 27yard line. A pair of holding penalties and a false start wiped out a third-down completion and left the Bengals with a third-and25 at their 18-yard line. Dalton was hit as he threw toward a covered A.J. Green, resulting in an underthrown pass that was intercepted by Champ Bailey. The Broncos went in for their final touchdown. The Bengals also had a pass-interference penalty on cornerback Adam "Pacman" Jones that set up the Broncos' go-ahead touchdown. Jones grabbed the front of Demaryius Thomas' jersey while breaking up a pass in the end zone, resulting in a 29-yard penalty that put the ball at the 1-yard line. In large measure, they did it to themselves. "The penalties in the fourth quarter ended up being very significant," coach Marvin Lewis said. "We had four penalties in fourth quarter that really made an impact, for sure." NOTES: The Bengals signed LB J.K. Schaffer to their practice squad. Schaffer grew up in Cincinnati and played for the University of Cincinnati. Schaffer signed with Jacksonville as an undrafted rookie, played in all four preseason games and was waived. He also spent time on Tampa Bay's practice squad. ... The Bengals will become the second team to host back-to-back games against Peyton and Eli Manning. The Titans did it in 2006 and won both games.

the senior trio is looking to prove itself once and for all by capturing its second straight Division III State championship. “They’ve been huge for us,” Miami East coach John Cash said. “They started the whole show as far as our program is concerned.” Five years ago — the year before Cash, Dunivan and Millhouse joined the team — the Vikings went 7-12 including the postseason. The team had never won a Cross County Conference title or a sectional title, and the last time the Vikings had won a district title was 1999. Cash didn’t waste any time putting their talents to use on the varsity squad. “I threw Leah and Abby to the wolves immediately, making them both captains in their freshman year,” he said. “I said ‘we’re going to have to make this with you guys.’ Immediately, with the juniors and seniors, they had to fight through some of that battle with the feeling of entitlement. “They just had to grin and bear it and know that what they were doing was what was right.” They knew what was expected of them. They just didn’t let it bother them. “He (Cash) expects a lot of us, but it’s not like he’s ever put a ton of pressure on us,” Dunivan said. “We always knew what we had to do.” And through it all, the trio helped Miami East to a winning record at 16-7 that season. During Dunivan, Cash and Millhouse’s sophomore year, Miami East went 21-3 and won its first ever CCC championship the first of three straight — with the team finally falling in the sectional title game to Anna. Then came 2011. The Vikings went 29-1, sweeping the CCC and losing only to defending


Leah Dunivan has been a force at the net for four years. Division IV State champion Lehman — which they would defeat soon after. They won their firstever sectional title, their first district title since 1999 and earned their first-ever trip to the state tournament by defeating both Anna and Fenwick at the regional level. Two matches later, the Vikings were celebrating their first-ever state championship. Dunivan, Cash and Millhouse were only juniors. Now the Vikings — who are 27-1 with possibly two matches remaining, the first of which is Friday in the state semifinal round against Carroll BloomCarroll — are on the verge of successfully defending that championship. Still, there are those

who don’t buy into the Vikings, even with everything they’ve already achieved. “People say it was a fluke last year,” Abby Cash said. “And they’re still not quiet. They think it’s a fluke that we’re back at state.” This time around, though, the Vikings have already been there and done that. "I think we're a little more prepared this year," Dunivan said. "We've been to (the Nutter Center's) gym before, we know what to expect a little more. We don't feel more pressure at all. We know what we have to do." One way or another, the trio will leave Miami East holding all of the individual records. Cash is the career leader in kills (727), as-

sists (1,476) and aces (294), Dunivan leads in blocks (319) and Millhouse leads in digs (837). "It's pretty cool when you think about it," John Cash said of the senior class holding all the records. "And they've done it right, too. “They've gotten all of those numbers with the help of the players around them. “Those are shared numbers. If you want to be a successful team, you have to do it that way. "Those three have turned into great leaders. They changed the entire culture of the program. They mean the world to us." But what will it take to cement their legacy and silence all of the doubters? "Another state title," Abby Cash said.

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