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Piqua levy passes District gets OK to construct three new buildings BY JENNIFER RUNYON For the Daily Call

Look for iN75 inside today’s Call This week’s iN75 features a look the upcoming Covington Candlelight Christmas celebration. Also look for a story on Erwin Chrysler celebrating its anniversary.

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PIQUA — After a decade of considering a building project with the Ohio School Facilities Commission, the possibility will become a reality for Piqua City Schools. By a vote of 3,546 for the levy to 3,052 against, voters passed the district’s 4.92 mill bond issue on Tuesday’s ballot. “Obviously I’m very pleased. The people of Piqua have once again stepped up and supported a school issue in some difficult economic times,” said Bob Luby, president of the Piqua Board of Education. The levy will be used to build two new pre-kindergarten through third

Fess retains mayor’s seat Commission race victory seals new term in office BY BETHANY J. ROYER Staff Writer

TROY — Hats were thrown in the ring and the results received Tuesday FOR PHOTO REPRINTS, GO TO WWW.DAILYCALL.COM MIKE ULLERY/STAFF PHOTO night as Piqua City Schools Superintendent Rick Hanes, left, and treasurer Jeff Vietnam Price check out the latest election results at the Miami County Board of veteran a n d Elections on Tuesday. business grade buildings and one new fourth For more election coverage o w n e r through sixth grade building. turn to page 8. for more Through the OSFC, the state will • Miami East school levy than 40 fund fund 47 percent of the cost, or • Covington mayor’s race years, • More state election news Robert FESS See Piqua levy/Page 8 E. Anspach won 2,574 votes against incumbent, Lucinda L. Fess’ 2,512. However, the seat of mayor also requires a commission seat, which

PIQUA — The North Parks Neighborhood Association will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday at Wilder School. Any resident or business owner is invited to attend. The group will discuss the progress made on the Mote Park shelter being built by the Southview BY WILL E SANDERS Neighborhood group with Staff Writer the assistance of the city, North Park volunteers TROY — Controversial and other individuals. and hotly-debated state issues and an abundance Moments of school levies drove in Time voter turnout in Miami County to about 55 perThe striking workers of the Decker Meat Pack- cent on Tuesday, as did ing Co. voted in February numerous local races that fueled higher-than1935 to authorize Local expected turnout, elecNo. 133, Amalgamated Meat Cutters and Butch- tions officials said. Among precincts across ers to conduct negotiathe county, poll workers tions on their behalf. Courtesy of the Piqua Public Library reported a steady stream of voters exercising their fundamental right TuesLottery day, and the entire CLEVELAND (AP) — process went rather Here are Tuesday’s winning smoothly without any lottery numbers: major problems, but there Night Drawings: was a few aggravations ■ Rolling Cash 5 along the way, said Steve 04-15-23-29-33 Quillen, elections director. ■ Pick 3 Numbers While problems were 4-2-6 encountered with several ■ Pick 4 Numbers MIKE ULLERY/STAFF PHOTO touchscreen voting ma- FOR PHOTO REPRINTS, GO TO WWW.DAILYCALL.COM 4-4-8-3 chines, it was a calibration Voters at the Fletcher/Brown Township precinct at the Fletcher Fire House cast Day Drawings: their ballots on Tuesday morning. Poll workers at the precinct report a good See Voter/Page 8 turnout. ■ Pick 3 Midday 5-5-4 ■ Pick 4 Midday 6-7-5-9 For Mega Millions, visit

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Charter changes approved Amendments deal with recalls BY WILL E SANDERS Staff Writer PIQUA — Dissatisfied citizens who attempt to recall a city commissioner or the mayor in the city of Piqua will now have a much harder time doing so than the previous recall attempt last year — one of the reasons the charter change was proposed in the first place. The Piqua charter amendments for recall elections and the petition process were approved by the electorate less than a See Charter/Page 8

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Injuries believed inflicted by another person BY WILL E SANDERS Staff Writer PIQUA — A 14-monthold Piqua toddler airlifted to a Dayton hospital following suspicious injuries on Oct. 21, died Monday at Children’s Hospital, police officials said. According to police, Mason Donaldson passed away after a prolonged

stay at the hospital following the initial Oct. 21 medical call to the residence of 1103 Van Way. “Our investigation to date gives us reason to believe that Mason’s death is related to injuries inflicted upon him by another person,” said Police Chief Bruce Jamison in a release issued Tuesday. Jamison said the facts of the case “do not give us any reason to believe there is any general danger to the public.” The chief said given the circumstances of the case

his department’s priority becomes “successful prosecution of those responsible.” He added: “The proper forum for disclosure of additional information is the court system and we are concentrating on presenting a case there.” The child was first transported to Upper Valley Medical Center on Oct. 21, but was later flown via CareFlight to Children’s Hospital. Police are not releasing any other details at this time.

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Amendment OK’d to stop government health care mandate JULIE CARR SMYTH Associated Press COLUMBUS — Ohio voters on Tuesday rejected a new law restricting the collective bargaining abilities of public employee unions in an unusually vigorous off-year election that drew attention across the nation. Voters also approved

an amendment to the state constitution intended to keep government from requiring Ohioans to participate in any health care system. In local elections Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman and Akron’s longest-serving mayor, Don Plusquellic, both Democrats, won their re-election bids. At a hotel ballroom in downtown Columbus, large screens showing See Bargaining/Page 8



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Edith C. England and Frankie England of Piqua; and two half daughters, Cheryl of Piqua and Terry of Florida. She was preceded in death by one brother, Glen Carnes. Edith worked for Container Corporation for 25 years. She also retired from Piqua Manor Nursing Home. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Melcher-Sowers Funeral Home, Piqua with Pastor Andy Monnin officiating. Burial will follow in Miami Memorial Park, Covington. Friends may call one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Condolences may be expressed to the family at

Vickie Jo Warner COVINGTON — Vickie Jo Warner, 60, lifetime resident of Covington, died M o n d a y , Nov. 7, 2011, at the University f o Cincinn a t i Hospital. S h e WARNER w a s born Sept. 10, 1951, in Greenville, to the late Delbert Wayne and Wilma Irene (Krieder) Petry. She was a graduate of Covington High School, Class of 1969, worked for six years as a paralegal for Dungan & LeFevre Law Offices in Troy, was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Covington and a summer resident of Lake Loramie for the past 30 years. She was preceded in death by her parents and her father-in-law, Lester Warner. Vickie is survived by her

high school sweetheart and loving husband of 40 years, Keith Warner; daughter and son-in-law, Cassandra and Brian Schmitmeyer of Dublin; son, T.J. Warner of Cincinnati; sister and brother-inlaw, Denise and Mark Smith of West Liberty; mother-in-law, Dorothy Warner of Covington; sister-in-law, Loretta and Joe of Kettering; Badjo brother-in-law, Larry Warner and Sandy Black of Covington; and many other relatives and friends. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Bridges-StockerFraley Funeral Home, Covington, with the Rev. Stephen L. Nierman officiating. The family will receive friends 4-8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to The American Heart Association or St. John’s Lutheran Church. Condolences may be sent to the family at

Walter D. Ball TAVARES, Fla. — Walter D. Ball, 90, of Tavares, Fla. and formerly of Troy, passed away at 2 p.m. Monday, Nov. 7, 2011, at Upper Valley Medical Center, Troy. He was born Oct. 10, 1921, in Lynnett, Ky., the son of the late Arley and Zola (Elkins) Berry Ball. Walter married Virginia “Ginny” Horner on Dec. 26, 1945, and she survives him. He also is survived by his daughter and son-inlaw, Sharon K. and Larry Wilt of Defiance; two sons and daughters-in-law, Bruce and Helen Ball of Troy, James Roy and Debbie Ball of Leesburg, Ga.; 14 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his stepfather, James Berry; one son, Walter Lee Ball; two brothers; three half brothers; two sisters; and three grandchildren. Walter served his country in the U.S. Army during World War II with the Medical Corps. and was a member of Charlie Battery 136 Field Artillery of Army National Guard in Piqua. He transferred to 178th Tactical Fighter Wing of Ohio Air National Guard in Springfield. He retired after 34 years as a machinist at A.O. Smith Policy: Please send obituary notices by e-mail to or by fax to (937) 773-4225. Deadlines: Notices must be received by 6 p.m. Sunday and Tuesday-Friday, and by 4 p.m. on Monday for Tuesday’s online edition. Questions: Call Editor Susan Hartley at 773-2721, ext. 14 if you have questions about obituaries.

Corp, Tipp City. He was a member of Troy Baptist Temple and Astatula Baptist Church in Astatula, Fla., where he was awarded Father of the Year 2011. Walter was a Life Member of VFW Post 5436, Troy. His hobbies included loving to play golf and was an avid fisherman. Walter was one who never met a stranger and was the owner and operator of Don’s Barn of Troy A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at Troy Baptist Temple, 691 E. Staunton Road, Troy with Pastor David Mulvaine officiating. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. Friday, at the Fisher-Cheney Funeral Home, Troy, and at the church on Saturday from 9-10 a.m. Interment will be at Casstown Cemetery with a military service by the Veterans Memorial Honor Guard of Troy to follow. Contributions may be made to the building fund of the Astatula Baptist Church, 13239 Florida Ave., P.O. Box 141, Astatula, FL. 34705. Condolences may be expressed for the family at

TROY — Lloyd A. Shroyer, 81, of Troy passed away at 7 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 5, 2011, at his residence. H e w a s born in Clark County on Feb. 1 3 , SHROYER 1930, to the late Earl and Ruth (Roberts) Shroyer. He was married to Twila I. Swank for 59 years and she survives him. Other survivors include son and daughter-in-law, Bruce and Donna Shroyer of Troy; two grandchildren, Adrienne and Justin Cress and Abby Shroyer; three brothers and sistersin-law, Dale Shroyer of Springfield, Ralph and Carol Shroyer, of West Milton and Roy and Jane Shroyer of Westville; four sisters and brothers-inlaw, Helen and Ted Chapman of Springfield, Bertha and John Parker of Knoxville, Tenn., Clara and Harold Ochs of Brookville and Frances and John Sehon of Beaumont, Texas. Also surviving are many nieces and nephews. Lloyd was preceded in death by sister and brother-in-law, Esther and Sam Hinkle and sisFlorence ter-in-law, Shroyer. Lloyd was a member of the Potsdam Church Of The Brethren, was a 1948 graduate of Elizabeth

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School and Andrew Barber College in Columbus. He was a Navy Veteran during the Korean Conflict from1950-54. Lloyd was a former member of the Troy Noon Optimist Club and their first Soap Box Derby Director, member of Ohio Nomads Motorhome Club, Troy Strawberry Festival, Franklin Lodge 14 F& AM, Franklin Chapter 24 R.A.M., Franklin Council 14 R&SM, all of Troy, Ancient Accepted Scottish Right Valley of Dayton, Antioch Shrine of Dayton and the Miami County Shrine Club. He was former co-owner of McKaig-Dorset Barber and Beauty Shop, Wishy Washy Car Wash and Sun Down Tropical Tanning Salon, all of Troy. He had been a barber since 1956, and did his last haircut on Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2011. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Potsdam Church of Brethren, 22 W. Cross St., Potsdam with Pastor Bob Kurtz officiating. A Masonic service will be held at 1:45 p.m. Saturday at the church. Family and friends may visit with the family following the service at the church. Contributions may be made to the Shriners Hospital, 3229 Burnet Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45229. Condolences may be expressed to the family at

Michael David North CASSTOWN — Michael David North, 31, of Casstown, died Monday, Nov. 7, 2011, t a Miami Va l l e y Hospit a l , Dayton, as a result of injuries s u s - NORTH tained in an automobile accident. He was born Dec. 5, 1979, in Piqua, to Mark A. North of Casstown and Cynthia (Tucker) North Hutson of Troy. In addition to his parents, Mike is survived by his siblings, Matt A. North of Troy, Meghan E. North of Casstown and Jeff M. North of Troy; maternal grandparents, Charles and Mary Willis of Fletcher; paternal grandmother, Nancy North of Casstown; niece, Graci Allen and nephew, Hayden North, both of Troy; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

He was preceded in death by paternal grandfather, Harold North and one uncle, Michael North. Mike attended Miami East High School and was a member of the Troy Fish & Game Club. He loved four wheeling, fishing and following the Georgia Bulldogs. His life-long dream was to join the U.S. Marine Corps. He loved helping other people, especially kids. Mike was employed with Jackson Tube in Piqua, as a shipping and receiving supervisor. Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Baird Funeral Home, Troy, with the Rev. Bonita Wood officiating. Interment will follow in Casstown Cemetery, Casstown. Friends may call from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Mike shared his gift of life by donating his organs to save others. Friends may express condolences to the family through

Zumba events set Friday PIQUA — The Piqua Arts Council has partnered with Springcreek Elementary School and six certified Zumba instructors to host a ZumbaTHON on Friday from 6-7:30 p.m. in the Springcreek gym. The event will include 90 minutes of Latin dance moves and exercise put to Latin and Hip Hop dance tunes. People of all ages will enjoy this invigorating class and you do not need experience to attend. Admission for the ZumbaTHON is $15 per person and $8 with student ID

with proceeds benefiting the Piqua Arts Council. Door prizes will be drawn throughout the evening. The Piqua Arts Council is a 501(c)3 organization dedicated to making the arts accessible to our community through education, support and presentation. PAC is proud to bring cultural programming including visual art, music, theater, and dance to community and local schools. Visit to learn more about events or find PAC on Facebook.

DEGRAFF — Elsie O. Pyle, 81, of DeGraff, passed away at 4:52 p.m. S u n d a y , Nov. 6, 2011, in the Green Hills Center, West Liberty. Born PYLE on Feb. 25, 1930, in Champaign County, Elsie was a daughter of the William and Gladys (Harvey) Brown. She married Frank Pyle on Aug. 25, 1961, and he survives. Elsie is survived by five children, Sue Garcia of St. Paris, Shawn (Terry) Sharp of Piqua, Kay Goings of St. Paris, Tara Pence of St. Paris and Wade (Cathy) Shock of Anna. She was a loving grandmother to 13 grandchildren and 25 greatgrandchildren. She also is survived by a sister, Cordella (Paul) Clark of St. Paris and three brothers, Dean (Linda) Brown

of St. Paris, Billy Brown of Conover and Donnell Brown of Troy. She also is survived by a special friend, Tammy Wallace. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by a sister, Freda Webster; a brother, Marvin “Butch” Brown; and sister, Lavelva (Blondie) Littlejohn. Elsie was a 1948 graduate of Johnson-St. Paris High School and was a member of the Rosewood Church of Christ in Christian Union. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday in the Atkins-Shively Funeral Home, 216 S. Springfield St., St. Paris, with the Rev. Leroy Hughes of the Rosewood Church of Christ in Christian Union presiding. Burial will follow in Spring Grove Cemetery. Visitation for family and friends will be from 5-8 p.m. today in the funeral home. Condolences to the family may be sent to w w w. s h i v e l y f u n e r a

Alyssa Nicole Johnson Alyssa Nicole Johnson, Aug. 13, 2009Oct. 20, 2011. “Life s i changed n o t taken away, for t h o s e JOHNSON w h o are left behind. Our dear ones live on, in a world be-

yond anything we can imagine.” A celebration of Alyssa’s life will begin with the lighting of candles at 6 p.m. today at Kiwanis Park in Piqua, which is located at the corner of Walker and Boone streets. The candle flame is a symbol of hope; the glow of its light engenders feelings of quiet and remembrance.

Death notices TROY — Linda Louise Greer, 56, of Troy, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2011, at Kettering Medical Center, Kettering. A memorial service will be held Monday at Riverside Cemetery Chapel, Troy. Baird Funeral Home, Troy is assisting the family with arrangements. ST. PARIS — Daniel L. Cook, 59, of St. Paris. passed away at approximately 2 a.m. Sunday. Nov. 6, 2011, in Heartland of Urbana. Graveside funeral services will be held on today at Casstown Cemetery, Casstown, with the Rev. Chris Livingston of Stepping Stones, Urbana, presiding. Atkins-Shively Funeral Home, St. Paris, is serving the family. SIDNEY — Harriet J. Frantz, 84, of Sidney, passed away Saturday, Nov. 5, 2011, at her residence. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Thursday at Holy Angels Catholic Church in Sidney with the Rev. Daniel Schmitmeyer, the Rev. Daniel Hess and the Rev. Glen Perin officiating. Burial will be at Graceland Cemetery in Sidney. Cromes Funeral Home, Sidney, is in charge of arrangements. SIDNEY — William Patrick Cain, 62, of Sidney, died at Lima Memorial Hospital, Lima, on Sunday, Nov. 6, 2011, at 12:47 p.m. A memorial service will be held Thursday at Salm-McGill and Tangeman Funeral Home in Sidney. HARRODSBURG, Ky. — Steven Lee Forsythe, 59, of Harrodsburg, Ky., died Monday, Oct. 24, 2011, at The James B. Haggin Memorial Hospital, Harrodsburg, Ky. Services were conducted Oct. 27 at the Bethel-Cumberland Presbyterian No. 1 Cemetery. Ransdell Funeral Chapel was in charge of arrangements.

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PIQUA — Edith C. England, 76, of Piqua died at 2:08 p.m. Monday, Nov. 7, 2011, at Upper Valley Medical Center, Troy. She was born in Harrisburg, Ill., on March 14, 1935, to the late Leslie and Clarah (Wilson) Carnes. On Oct. 24, 1954, she married John R. England. He preceded her in death in 1967. Edith is survived by one daughter and son-in-law, Vicky and Richard Ft. LaudGarfield of erdale, Fla.; one son, John F. England of Piqua; one daughter-in-law, Cheryl England of Piqua; one brother, Dale Carnes of Greenfield, Ind.; two grandchildren, Jennifer Sugarman of Atlanta, Ga.

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Ruth Jenkins looks back Much cooler weather coming over 50+ years in nursing TROY — Ruth Jenkins has seen many changes in nursing since she first stepped onto a patient floor at Stouder Memorial Hospital in the 1950s, but she said the biggest advances have come in technology. There were no heart monitors, blood gases, or rating system to help control pain when she started on the night shift in 1956 following graduation from Christ Hospital School of Nursing in Cincinnati. “We did not have all of the technology that we have now, but our training was such that we were taught to use our senses – touch, smell, sight and hearing – to assess patients,” said Jenkins, who in September observed 50 consecutive years in nursing at Miami County hospitals. Although retired in 2002 as Manager of Upper Valley Medical Center’s Cardiopulmonary Rehab, she remains a pool nurse in UVMC Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation, a program that, as one of its founders, remains dear to her own heart. In addition to machines and devices that help in patient monitorand care, information ing technology advances will continue to improve care, Jenkins said. “One of the most wonderful things in general is the information sharing that will go on, which will make a huge difference. People living here and traveling to another state or country, will have their medical background accessible,” she said. “That will make a big difference in cost and timely treatment.” A graduate of Troy High School, the then Ruth Bodenmiller was eager to start nursing school but attended at her parents’ urging one year of liberal arts education at Taylor University in Indiana. She then entered a three-year nursing program at Christ Hospital. At the time, there were few universities offering a bachelor of science degree in nursing. “My parents wanted me to be sure that I wanted to be a nurse, but I was always sure - from start to finish,” she smiled. “I am very fortunate that I have always felt that I was exactly where I was supposed to be in life with my nursing career. I think that is very fortunate.” The Christ Hospital nursing program included lots of clinical experience, Jenkins recalled. “We worked different shifts at the hospital and we always had supervision, but we were thrown right into supervisory positions,” she said. “We were young and very nervous but the oversight, the supervision was very close and very strict.” The students spent three months in various affiliations including psychiatric nursing, surgery nursing, Children’s Hospital and the TB hospital in Cincinnati. When she first started the night shift at Stouder, the pay was around $14 for the shift, Jenkins said. “I remember the cost of a Caesarean then was 300 and some dollars, so it was all relative to the time,” she added. Orientation was brief, unlike

The changes in weather come today, with the chance of rain followed by chilly conditions for Thursday and Friday. Lows in the 20s will be possible by Friday morning. Highs will only be in the 40s on Thursday and Friday. High: 59 Low: 52.


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COLUMBUS – Tpr. Edward P. Magoto was promoted to the rank of sergeant by Col. John Born, Ohio State Highway Patrol superintendent, during a ceremony at the Patrol’s Academy. Magoto will remain at the Wapakoneta Post to serve as an assistant post com-

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Ruth Jenkins talks with Bob Jenkins of Troy, a long-time cardiac rehab participant, at Upper Valley Medical Center’s Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation Department. Ruth Jenkins was among the program’s founders. She and Bob Jenkins are not related. today when new nurse orientation can take from six weeks up to four months depending on where they work, Jenkins said. “Because we had all of that clinical background, we were ready to go once we learned our surroundings,” she said. Jenkins worked in medsurg and pediatrics in the early days. Following marriage to Pete Jenkins and the birth of son, David, Ruth took 18 months off after the birth of second child, Mary. Her service time leading to 50 years started with her return in September 1961. She has seen several approaches to nursing over the years. Among them have been team nursing where a registered nurse is in charge of a group of patients and nursing assistants and possibly an LPN who work as a unit to deliver care. Another model is primary care nursing, where one RN has responsibility for a group of patients and provides total care from bathing to taking doctor’s orders and administering treatments and medications. Now, there is often a form of team or collaborative nursing, with an RN in charge of a group of patients and tasks delegated to assistants. “A lot of the ways models for delivering nursing care have evolved really depend on supply and demand…and it still does,” Jenkins said. In most models, there is a nurse who serves as shift supervisor. Jenkins spent many years in the role called nursing supervisor or nursing resource coordinator, among other titles. “Over the years, I can remember some pretty serious situations we handled,” she said. “I knew, for example, not to release the name of an accident victim until the family had been notified. I was often the person who had to call that family. “Sadly, I

have many memories about those kinds of situations.” In the years when general practice physicians delivered babies, the nursing supervisors would be involved with deliveries and emergency surgeries, Jenkins recalled, adding, “You really did everything — staffing, making rounds, calling in surgical teams, public relations, etc. — when you were a supervisor at community hospitals like Stouder and Piqua.” Other changes Jenkins has witnessed over the years include the growth in medical specialists and the need for more education for nurses. “It is absolutely essential for nurses now to have advanced degrees. It also is important for them to have certifications in their chosen specialty,” she said. In 1985, Jenkins and Melody Campbell started the cardiac and pulmonary rehab department with two patients and the blessing of Stouder administrators. “I am very, very proud of that department because I saw it grow,” she said with a smile, adding the unit sees around 100 patients a day in cardiac rehab and averages around 20 for pulmonary rehab. “Heart disease is still the number one killer in this country and the people of Miami County need access to this important service. It is inconvenient to travel to Dayton three times a week for rehab,” she noted. Jenkins remains affiliated with the Upper Valley Career Center’s School of Practical Nursing working as a clinical instructor and setting up nursing observation experiences. She also finds it very rewarding to serve on the United Way Board of Troy, the UVMC Foundation Board, The Family Abuse Shelter Board and the Troy Festival of Nations. The Jenkins have three children, David in Los Angeles and Mary and Julia, both who live in Dallas, and five grandchildren.

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mander. Magoto began his Patrol career in June 1999 as a member of the 134th Academy Class. He earned his commission in December of that year and was assigned to the Piqua Post. In 2011, Magoto transferred to his most recent assignment at the Wapakoneta Post. Magoto earned his associate of applied science degree in commercial arts

from Sinclair Community China East on East Ash College in June 1987. He Street. Partners are friend are resides in Russia with his wife, Sheila. They have welcome to attend. three daughters; Alexis, 17; Taylor, 16; and Faith, 12. Board to meet

Class of 1950 to meet for lunch PIQUA — Members of the Piqua High School Class of 1950 will meet for lunch at noon Thursday at

Thursday TROY — The Miami County Children’s Services Board will meet at 9 a.m. Thursday at the agency’s office, 510 W. Water St.


Lehman Catholic art teacher Connie Grant critiques the nearly completed painting of sophomore Erick Collier of rural Houston.

New teacher has a passion for art SIDNEY — In the tradition of Joe Creviston, who taught art at Lehman from 1990 until 1996 and Marcia Maas, who taught art at Lehman for the next 14 years, Lehman Catholic’s new art teacher has a passion for art. As soon as you begin talking to Connie Grant, you realize that art is the great love of her life. Aside from the painting apron she wears in the classroom, it is the way her eyes light up when she talks about the artwork on display, artists currently being studied, or any aspect of art education. Grant is the new art teacher at Lehman Catholic High School, replacing Marcia Maas who retired in May. Grant comes to Lehman with a variety of experiences. After graduating from Cincinnati Technical College, she worked as a medical lab technologist for a number of years. It was something she enjoyed, but her dream was to return to school to begin a second career as an art teacher. She received her degree in Art Education from the College of Mt. St. Joseph in Cincinnati. Her first position was at St. Ursula Villa in Cincinnati, a pre-K-8 Catholic school. She then spent several years at the Dayton Art Institute, teaching adult classes through the museum’s education department. “It was a good learning experience,” said Grant. “I was exposed to so much there, but I wanted to move back to teaching younger students.” “I wanted to try teaching at the high school level and I wanted to be in a Catholic school, so when I saw the opening at Lehman, I knew it could be a good fit for me,” said Grant, “I felt it would be a bigger challenge since high school students would have more advanced skills. Working with them is a way of

keeping me challenged too.” “It has been a fairly easy transition to the high school classroom,” said Grant. “The students at Lehman are wonderful - so eager to learn. They are working hard and achieving some great results. In addition, the art room is so spacious; it is a terrific facility.” This semester, Grant is teaching Art Fundamentals, Painting and Drawing, Art History, and Studio Art. “We are working on basic skills now, especially the powers of observation,” she said. “I want them to see something and draw what they see.” In the second semester, Drawing and Painting students will move on to Ceramics. “My first goal with all the classes is to generate a love of art that will carry throughout their lives,” said Grant. “The art realm is so vast. We could study something different every day and still barely scratch the surface.” “Mrs. Grant has been a wonderful addition to our staff,” Lehman Principal Denise Stauffer said. “She has exposed our students to a variety of media – her enthusiasm for her subject is infectious. In addition, she teaches to a variety of learning styles helping her students become as excited about art as she is,” Stauffer noted. Grant and her husband Dennis live in Miamisburg where he works for United Rehabilitation Services. She does not mind the 50minute commute up Interstate 75 to Sidney. “I was commuting to Mount Lookout when I taught in Cincinnati,” she said. “It is about the same distance to come to Lehman but much less traffic! It is really a pleasant drive.” The couple has two grown sons who live in Chicago. Taylor is a chef, and Jacob, taking after his mother, is a graphic design artist.


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Racial politics return with allegations against Cain BY JESSE J. HOLLAND


Cain needs an ally

two of his female colne of my favorite leagues. Beltway-related A pollster, hired by Gov. observations is atRick Perry after the story tributed to former Secresaw print, is saying he tary of State Henry was present when Cain Kissinger, who said, in a allegedly harassed the nutshell, that in Washfirst two women. ington, D.C., it’s impossiThere is a palatable ble to be paranoid DONNA BRAZILE relish in Cain’s enemies because paranoia is the piling on him with these false belief someone is out Columnist charges, apparently in to get you. Someone there hopes of forcing him out of the race or diIS always out to get you. The recent developments in the cam- minishing his standing with voters in paign of GOP front-runner Herman the early primary states. Perhaps the most damning judgment Cain regarding years-old allegations of sexual harassment reminded me of appears to come from those who simply Kissinger’s wry assessment. Given the like the guy. Conservative blogger Jimmurkiness of how this story has un- mie Bise, a self-described “eager” Cain folded, Cain has every right to be para- supporter, recently wrote: “Herman Cain has said, over and over, that we should noid. The accusations have the earmarks of support him because he is a problemcoming from his political enemies. What solver. If he can’t solve the problems in may damage Cain’s campaign more than his own campaign, how can we believe the actual claims — which, after all, boil he’ll solve the far larger problems of down to a “he said, she said” — is his Obama-sized government? Regrettably, I can’t.” inept handling of the crisis. Just how deftly Cain could have hanPolitico, the Washington, D.C.-based news service that broke the story, gave dled this was demonstrated by Bise, who Cain 10 days notice to respond before printed what he would have released if they published the story. Yet, when the he were Cain’s spokesman: “While Mr. Cain was president of the news came out, Cain appeared to have National Restaurant Association, he was been caught flat-footed. He initially refused comment, then is- accused of sexual harassment twice. In sued a denial and then spent two days each case, Mr. Cain stepped aside so that dribbling out details as they apparently the association could investigate them came to his mind. This last tactic fed into fairly and honestly. The NRA decided to a narrative that he was hiding some- settle both cases for relatively small thing, especially as he appeared to con- amounts and bound the participants to non-disclosure agreements that prevent tradict himself. The first rule of damage control is to anyone involved in the allegations to get the story correct. Why didn’t the speak in any detail about them. All we Cain campaign just get its facts can tell you is that he considered the charges against him baseless. We ask straight? Cain is no political novice. Though he that you respect the privacy of the has never been elected to political office, women involved and the decision of the he has run for the U.S. Senate and been NRA to keep the cases sealed.” Neat and tidy. Sure, the media would a major player in the conservative tea party movement. Thus, he should have have still tried to pry open the case, but been aware of the kinds of dirty tactics Cain might be in a better position to normally associated with national cam- change the topic right now. Cain might still pull it off — that is paigns that force leading candidates to respond to “gotcha” questions involving win the GOP’s nod. His affability and likability may pull him through this, at a candidate’s character. Initial media reports indicated that least with the conservative Republican Cain was accused of sexual harassment, voters who will decide in the primaries. a form of discrimination that is outlawed Plus, Cain’s enemies are piling on him in the workplace. The truth is, we sim- high enough for supporters to dismiss ply don’t know what exactly happened. the charges and give Cain a pass. We’ll But we know he made an agreement see. with two women. Now, a third woman Donna Brazile is a political commenhas, anonymously, accused Cain of inapJessie J. Holland covers politics for The Associated tator on CNN, ABC and NPR, a Demopropriate behavior. Press. Also, we are learning about Iowa con- cratic strategist and a contributing servative radio host Steve Deace, who columnist to Roll Call, the newspaper of recently said he witnessed Cain harass Capitol Hill.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Herman Cain’s rise as a presidential contender was supposed to prove that race didn’t matter in the Republican Party. Cain is fast making it the only thing that does. The black conservative is trying to navigate around allegations that he sexually harassed several women, implying that the accusations surfaced because he is black. Hours after the claims were reported, Cain’s supporters branded his trouble a “high-tech lynching.” That’s the term coined 20 years ago by another black conservative, Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, after his confirmation hearings for the court were rocked by allegations of sexual harassment. Cain’s supporters have pinned blame on a white GOP presidential rival, on liberals afraid of a “strong black conservative” and on mainstream media interested in “guilty until proven innocent.” But by playing the race card with the Thomas precedent, his backers belied the “post-racial” America that President Barack Obama was said to have brought about in the United States and that they, too, promote. It’s not a post-racial world, “it’s a partisan world,” said Merle Black, an Emory University political science professor and author of “The Rise of Southern Republicans.” Cain’s success in Republican straw polls was considered by many, especially black conservatives, proof that America was finally ready to consider candidates according to ideas, not race. Obama was elected the nation’s first black president in 2008 behind a strong vote from minorities, liberals and independents. Few of them are affiliated with the GOP, the party of Abraham Lincoln that lost favor with minority voters behind its 1960s “Southern strategy” of wooing white voters who were unhappy over civil rights legislation. The GOP is eyeing blacks with new appeal, as evidenced by the rise of conservatives such as Cain; two former secretaries of State, Colin Powell and Condoleezza Rice; former Rep. J.C. Watts of Oklahoma; and current Reps. Allen West of Florida and Tim Scott of South Carolina. Blacks, in turn, are intrigued by conservative positions on gun rights, abortion and gay marriage, as well as disdain for tax increases. Conservatives and the current force in Republican politics, the tea party supporters, say this shows there is no bigotry on their end of the political spectrum. “It’s a new world,” said Republican political operative Warren Tompkins of South Carolina, where the first shots of the Civil War were fired and where Republicans voted against a son of legendary Sen. Strom Thurmond in a GOP primary and sent Scott to Congress. “It’s not about the package, it’s about the message.” But that doesn’t mean that talking about race for political advantage is pass. Conservatives immediately turned the narrative that way once the Cain allegations became public. “Just like they did to Clarence Thomas, they are engaging in a ‘high-tech lynching’ by smearing Herman Cain’s reputation and character,” Jordan Gehrke of wrote in a fundraising appeal.


Moderately Confused

Excerpts of recent editorials of interest from Ohio newspapers: The Columbus Dispatch Among the most disturbing aspects of the recent Chillicothe classroom beating of one student by another, captured on another student’s cell-phone video, is that no one appeared to try to help the victim as he was repeatedly punched and thrown to the floor. High school has been known to be a tough place, but is a sense of moral duty, not to mention compassion, in such short supply that no one felt compelled to seek help? … What makes bullying so insidious is that much of it is conducted under the radar of adults. There are a thousand ways for bullies to deliver a taunt or a threat that leaves no evidence. … Ohio school districts are required to have policies banning bullying. At Unioto High School where this assault occurred, more effort is needed to impress upon students that they have a duty to tell a responsible adult when they see bullying, whether it’s a physical attack, verbal intimidation or any of the myriad ways a troubled youth can torment a classmate. Just as bullying should not be tolerated, neither should a school culture in which students think it acceptable to stand by while one classmate is hurt by another. ———— The (Dover-New Philadelphia) Times-Reporter The news of America’s growing obesity rate caused by a combination of physical inactivity and poor nutrition may not be particularly shocking to many citizens when they look at themselves and others, but its implications ought to be. Today’s generation of children could be the first in modern history to experience a decline in life expectancy compared to that of their parents. If that’s not a wake-up call for change, we don’t know what is. … Mark Fenton, keynote speaker at Healthy Tusc’s health summit Thursday and leadership breakfast Friday, offered the comparison of childhood a generation ago when “free-range kids” spent most of their free time playing outdoors without any adult supervision. … Fenton indicated that many parents today are “marinated in fear,” believing it’s not safe for their children to spend time unsupervised in their neighborhood. … During the summit, several school leaders shared stories of decisions they have made to reduce the amount of unhealthy food and beverages available on the school grounds much to the dismay of some of their students and parents.

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Where to Write Public officials can be contacted through the following addresses and telephone numbers: ■ Lucy Fess, mayor, 5th Ward Commissioner,, 6159251 (work), 773-7929 (home) ■ John Martin, 1st Ward Commissioner,, 773-2778 (home) ■ William Vogt, 2nd Ward Commissioner,, 773-8217 ■ Joe Wilson, 3rd Ward Commissioner,, 778-0390 ■ Judy Terry, 4th Ward Commissioner,, 773-3189 ■ City Manager Gary Huff,, 778-2051 ■ Miami County Commissioners: John “Bud” O’Brien, Jack Evans and Richard Cultice, 201 W. Main St., Troy, OH 45373

440-5910; ■ John R. Kasich, Ohio governor, Vern Riffe Center, 77 S. High St., Columbus, OH 43215, (614) 644-0813, Fax: (614) 466-9354 ■ State Sen. Bill Beagle, 5th District, Ohio Senate, First Floor, Columbus, Ohio 43215; (614) 466-6247; e-mail: ■ State Rep. Richard Adams, 79th District, House of Representatives, The Riffe Center, 77 High St. 13th Floor, Columbus, OH 43215, (614) 466-8114, Fax: (614) 719-3979; ■ Jon Husted, Secretary of State, 180 E. Broad St. 15th floor, Columbus, OH 53266-0418 (877) 767-6446, (614)466-2655;







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Still going strong

BY JIM DAVIS Ohio Community Media

DEAR ABBY: My son invited two friends to our home for the weekend. We had never met them before, but they seemed nice. At bedtime, the young man was on the couch and the girl was in our spare bedroom. In the middle of the night, I was awakened to loud lovemaking noises. They grew louder and louder, and the headboard was banging against our bedroom wall. My husband and I were mortified. Finally, I banged on the wall and it stopped. We couldn’t believe these kids would act that way in someone’s home. They left before breakfast, so we didn’t have to face them in the morning. What was proper here? Would it have been appropriate to knock on the bedroom door and ask the guy — or both of them — to leave? I told my son about it the next day. He was embarrassed and apologized for his friends. What should we do if this ever happens again? — RED-FACED IN MICHIGAN DEAR RED-FACED: Unless you first required your son’s friends to sign an abstinence pledge before bedding down at your place, you were right not to have evicted them before morning. Next time, keep this from happening by having your son tip them off at bedtime that you’re light sleepers and prefer not to be awakened by “nocturnal whoopee.” DEAR ABBY: When I’m reading a book, my husband chooses that moment to begin a conversation. If I don’t immediately put it down and give him my full attention, he gets upset and says I’m being rude to continue reading and not talk to him. I think it’s rude of HIM to interrupt me when I’m reading. These aren’t important conversations or even questions he needs immediate answers to. They are conversations we could easily share over dinner, or later when I’m not reading. I love to read, but as a busy mom I rarely have the time. Being interrupted during those rare moments drives me crazy and makes me feel even


Advice crazier when I’m accused of being rude if I don’t want to chat right then. Who’s right and who’s rude? — TRYING TO FINISH MY BOOK DEAR TRYING TO FINISH: Frankly, I think your husband is right. He may not need the answer to his question as much as he needs your companionship at the time he’s reaching out. If finishing a chapter is so important that you can’t take a few minutes and talk with him, then suggest that in 15 to 20 minutes you can give him the rest of the evening to talk. If my husband is involved in a project, or I am, that’s what we do, and it works for us. DEAR ABBY: How do you handle a relative who seems to think your house is her own personal garage sale site? She rifles through my closets, brings out clothing, and then asks, “What can I pay you for this?” She also looks around our garage for items that are being stored and asks the same question. She would never act this way at a friend’s home, but somehow it’s different with me. By the way, she’s my sister. — NO SALE IN AUSTIN DEAR NO SALE: Because it’s your sister and not some nervy acquaintance, be light-handed in your response. Smile and say, “I’m not ready to let it go, but when I am, you’ll be the first to know.” Then get her out of your closet or garage and direct the conversation elsewhere. Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Write Dear Abby at or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069.

TROY — Neal Doughty had no idea the ride would last this long, but he’s sure glad it has. More than 40 years after he helped form REO Speedwagon, the last original member of the classic rock band said he and his bandmates — who are scheduled to bring their high-energy show to Troy’s Hobart Arena Friday — are still going strong. “Our 15 minutes of fame has lasted 40 years, and we really appreciate that,” said Doughty, a lifelong keyboard player who will be joined onstage by lead singer Kevin Cronin, bassist Bruce Hall, lead guitarist Dave Amato and drummer Bryan Hitt. “I think that really shows in our performance. I think we’re more energetic. We’ve had people come up to us after the shows and say ‘Man, you guys haven’t slowed down one bit.’ So we try to stay healthy and stay in shape. Nobody wants to see a bunch of old men wandering around out there.” Co-sponsored by the city of Troy/Hobart Arena and Ohio Community Media’s I-75 Northern Group newspapers — including the Piqua Daily Call, Troy Daily News and Sidney Daily News — the concert is slated to start at 8 p.m. Doughty said fans who turn out for Friday’s performance can expect to hear a variety of REO’s classic hits that helped the band sell 40-million records and gain a loyal legion of fans during the past four decades. “Our set list kind of goes all the way back to the 70s and all of the 80s stuff,” he said during a phone interview Friday. “We’ll do some of the radio hits and, of course, do a lot of the old turntable hits — peoples’ favorites at home that were not necessarily hits on the radio. “We’ll start the show with four or five songs in a row off (the Hi Infidelity album), and then finish things off with everything else that people have probably heard on classic rock radio,” he continued. “I think just about anybody who shows up will know every song.” Although REO garnered hits in the early 70s with songs such as “Ridin’ the Storm Out” and “Keep Pushin,’” it wasn’t until 1980 that Hi Infidelity propelled the band into su-


REO Speedwagon is scheduled to perform Friday at Troy’s Hobart Arena. perstar status. The album produced the chart-topping power ballad “Keep On Loving You,” in addition to a No. 5 hit “Take It On the Run” and “Don’t Let Him Go,” which peaked at No. 11 on the Billboard mainstream rock chart. Doughty said he knew the band had achieved something special even before Hi Infidelity hit store shelves. “When we finished in the studio there usually is a month or more of lag time before an album is released, and a lot of times you get kind of sick of the record during that time,” he remembered. “This one … I took my own copy home and listened to it constantly for two months. I felt every song was good, and that’s rare for anybody’s album.” Not only was it a good album, it became one of rock’s biggest albums ever and went on to sell 10 million copies. But perhaps more importantly for the members of the band, it signaled a turning point for REO’s live show. Fans were suddenly turning out in droves. Doughty remembered a concert shortly after the album’s 1980 (?) release where promoters failed to print enough tickets for the crowd that turned up that night. “All the tickets they had printed were sold out, and there were people outside lined up around the corner,” he said. “We were waiting for something like that to happen.” The band charted hits on subsequent albums including “Keep The Fire Burnin’” from 1982’s Good Trouble record, and another chart topper in 1984 with “Can’t Fight This

Feeling” from the Wheels Are Turnin’ album. But Doughty said the success REO enjoyed from Hi Infidelity is the reason people still come out to see the band. “You can think something is good, but the audience is the final judge. That’s who you’re working for,” he said. “After Hi Infidelity, it progressed into being a crazy one or two years. I think (the album) was No. 1 for something like three months. That was our ‘gold medal.’ And that’s why we can still play today. Considering he is the last original member of the band that formed in 1967, Doughty said it’s particularly gratifying that people still connect with REO’s music. “Of course, it’s very rewarding. It’s become almost unbelievable. We appreciate it more and more as time goes by,” he said. “Now we have kids who are not even teenagers yet who are singing along with songs we did in the 70s because their parents were playing it … and it’s been handed down to them. “Sometimes when we walk out there we go ‘I can’t believe how many people showed up tonight,’” he continued. “It’s just heartwarming to say the least. And it’s the main reason we have no plans to retire.” The 65-year-old keyboard player said band

members and fans seem to have developed similar favorites over the course of the past 40 years of touring. “The list of songs we play also happens to be our favorites. There’s not one song in the set where I have to say ‘Oh, no, I have to play that tonight,’” Doughty said. “We’re up there playing our favorites and the audience is singing along and treating us like heroes — and that never gets old.” He mentioned “Keep On Loving You” in particular — a slower-paced song that took REO in a different direction than the rock-heavy sounds of its early years. “I really like ‘Keep On Loving You. But the funny thing is, I didn’t like it when Kevin first brought it in,” Doughty said. “We had never done a power ballad. We had been known for doing rock and roll, and we didn’t want to get categorized as a Barry Manilow kind of band. But then (former guitarist) Gary Richrath put a lot of very rockin’ guitar on the song and that really brought it up. “The two or three times in our set that we play a slower song (such as “Can’t Fight This Feeling”) the energy level doesn’t come down one bit,” he said. “The tempo comes down a little, but the energy level never comes down at all. People still know we’re a rock band.”

Solve it


Sudoku Puzzle Complete the grid so every row, column and 3 x 3 box contains every digit from 1 to 9 inclusively.

■ Contract Bridge — By Steve Becker

Stay awake!

Defense is considered by many to be the most challenging part of the game, and one of the reasons for this is that good defense requires a continuously high state of alertness. You can’t afford to be lazy on defense, which means you can’t play mechanically and expect to get good results. Take this case where West led the king of clubs against South’s four-spade contract. Declarer played low from dummy as East signaled with the nine to show that he had the jack. South’s purpose in duck-

ing the king of clubs was to prevent East from later gaining the lead with a club for a heart return through the K-J. West continued with another club to dummy’s ace. Declarer then led a low trump to the ace, on which West dropped the king! As a result of this startling play, South had to go down one. He could return a trump to dummy’s queen and start running diamonds, but East would ruff the third diamond and return a heart to sink the contract. Now let’s suppose that West had not played the king on South’s ace. In that case, West would have won the next spade with the king, and declarer would eventually have made the contract by discarding a heart from dummy on his fifth diamond. South’s only losers would have been a spade, a heart and a club. West’s unusual king-ofspades play was well-rea-


soned. He knew from the bidding that South had the king of hearts, and he knew from the play that South could not have the A-J of spades, since he had not attempted a trump finesse. West therefore credited East with the spade jack, and because South’s bidding had indicated only four spades, West knew

that playing the king would not cost his side a trump trick. What could be gained, however, was the near certainty that East would sooner or later obtain the lead to return a heart through declarer’s king, so West shaped his defense accordingly. Tomorrow: It all adds up.

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Writer reminded of food once enjoyed (or not) Thinking of recipes to submit for the PDC cookbook brought memories of food from other times and different places. I like to recall tastes and aromas of foods once enjoyed and think of those I’ve never sampled; for instance, I’d like to try a pot sticker. I’ve accidentally let food stick to the pan but i don’t think it’s the same thing. I watch TV food programs and try new recipes, but recently I have difficulty measuring the ingredients. (Surely some company makes measuring utensils that are easy for the sight-impaired) Using coupons from advertisements, I try to create some exciting meals. RB isn’t as adventurous as I but he’s always willing to try anything I’ve cooked. Only once did he say, “you don’t need to fix that again.” Brave and patient man. It was my good fortune (i.e., hard-earned money I saved) to take a few trips out of the country. It was during the ’90s, when I could stand straight, walk painlessly, and see well. I couldn’t convince RB to accompany me. His stock answer was that he’d seen every place he wanted to, plus a few he never wanted to see again. (“Join the Navy and See the World!) For my safety and to guarantee I didn’t miss anything, I joined tour groups. In every country, I made a point of noticing different flowers, roof tops, chimney pots, and birds not native to the United States, such as Magpies. Traveling presented an opportunity to try new foods. While in Scotland,

CAROLYN STEVENS Columnist I was introduced to Haggis. It’s like the giblet dressing we stuff into the far end of a turkey, but instead using animal “giblets” with oats and seasonings, stuffed into the upper end of the animal, the stomach. It may sound gross but it was really quite good. It involves a dramatic presentation, placed on a tray, stabbed and sliced with a sword, and served with mashed turnips, or “nepes.” That’s all preceded with two or more ounces of straight Scotch whiskey. If you’ve finished yours and your abstaining neighbor offers you his whiskey, decline or you’re not likely to know much about Haggis or anything else that evening. Before returning home, I found canned Haggis in a grocery. That was advantageous to a grandson, who was on a scavenger hunt looking for Haggis. Who’d expect to find it in Piqua! While in the UK, I ordered steak and kidney pie and was served something similar to strained baby food. The taste wasn’t unpleasant but aesthetically, runny brown food isn’t my preference. The fish and chips were always wonderful, served in a folded newspaper and sold on the streets. The British use malt vinegar rather

than ketchup, a surprise to the taste buds. I was advised I wouldn’t like the Italian pizza because it “doesn’t taste like ours.” Excuse me? We’ve gone way past what is perfection. No ham and pineapple, no cookies and cream, no fatty meats coated with plastic cheese. It had a thin crust with a tomato sauce and slices of fresh mozzarella. I enjoyed it every chance I got. Italy’s the place to go for food! I wouldn’t order tripe again. The taste was tolerable but the texture of the dish wouldn’t lure me back. I didn’t like everything I tried but I tried it all. Feeling overwhelmed and over-fed one evening, I opted for a simple salad. It was garnished with what looked like fat black spiders (baby octopuses? squid?) that tasted like rubber bands. I couldn’t handle that, so I just enjoyed the delicious bread, a glass of wine, and quit for the day. I took every opportunity to have the Italian ice cream, maybe spelled Gelato? It’s also sold on the streets and I couldn’t resist it, any flavor. Escargo. What a leap! I won’t encourage anyone to eat a seasoned, cooked snail. Admittedly when I tasted it in the States, it followed one glass of champagne too many. I didn’t see it on a menu in France but did get to have it again, without the “bubbly,” when I had dinner at the famed Antoines in New Orleans. I felt so poshy! Wow! I’d have eaten it regardless of the quality, to keep the sparkly ele-

gant feeling. The entire atmosphere was overwhelming. (I’m an Ohio girl.) I was even impressed with the tiny tongs and forks for serving, making it even more special. I’ll try anything that flies, swims, or walks. Crawling things, I don’t try willingly; some, not even on a bet. Take slugs, for instance. When I consider them, I wonder how I ever got around that first snail. I like caviar. I’ve tried alligator and snake but wasn’t interested in seconds. Oysters are pretty iffy and I wouldn’t advise anyone to try them. Fried, in a stew, or fully cooked are those I’ll eat. Steamed oysters on the half shell are okay with hot sauce. At the rehearsal dinner of one of our sons, I ordered a couple plates to be passed, thinking they were steamed. Nope. Not even warm. With a little help, they could have been resuscitated. I didn’t expect the guests to eat what I wouldn’t touch so I gave it a magnificent try. It took courage and fantastic self control. I didn’t lose my pride..or the oyster … but I’ll never do that again. P.S. Deadline to submit recipes for the Miami County Cookbook is Nov. 14. The cookbook will be inserted in both the Piqua Daily Call and Troy Daily News in December. Send recipes to with your name, address, phone number. Only one recipe per category, please. You can contact Carolyn Stevens at

■ Grandparenting

Kartrashian Dear Grandparenting: Quick, please, while it is still fresh in my granddaughter’s mind — that big-bosomed clown Kim Kardashian is her goddess. Kardashian’s big deal marriage to a pro basketball player just ended. It lasted all of 76 days. I think this is what they call a “teaching moment.” Mary worships everything about Kardashian. I like to call her Kartrashian, because that is what I think she is. Celebrity trash. There are plenty of other decent and worthwhile people on earth for my granddaughter to look up to. I doubt my Mary will get anywhere in life if she sets out to be just like Ms. Kartrashian. I admit Kartrashian makes very good money. But money never buys happiness.

because she is Exhibit A among curvaceous vixens with no discernable talent who’s famous merely for being famous — surely no sin. Furthermore, she is neither given to wanton drinking or drugging, nor untoward public displays or TOM & DEE HARDIE provocative comments, which cannot be said for KEY KIDDER all celebrities. Columnists Besides that issue of her old sex tape — which How can I best use what hardly disqualifies her just happened to con- in this licentious day vince my granddaughter and age — Kardashian that Ms. Kartrashian is generally conducts hernot worth being wor- self with a modicum of shipped? Your ideas are aplomb and class, if not probably much better consistently good judgthan mine are. ment, and plays the Just Me, Gettys- game better better than burg, PA most. Few match the earning power of her Dear Just: Try as we brand. She is, for better might, we are hard or worse, the face of the pressed to work up a ha- young American woman. tred for Kim Kar- Millions of granddaughdashian. Critics carp ters emulate Kar-

dashian; most will grow out it. That is not to say there are not lessons to be taken from the quick dissolution of her hyperpublicized marriage. There are no fairy tale perfect relationships, even for someone who has it all. Reality soon hits the fan. Much more often than not, good relationships are a result of hard work. Glamour does not equal happiness; that state of mind is a by-product of other attributes. Marriage is about giving, not taking; we suspect Kardashian loved herself more than her boy toy. Her failure is a warning to grandchildren who confuse the spangles and flourishes of romantic love with the humdrum of commitment. Too often, grandparents are left to help pick up the pieces.



Turkey casserole perfect for leftovers Following is a diary of this past Saturday: 7:30 a.m. We slept in this morning. It was a nice break to sleep later after another week of a busy schedule. Last night we got home later as we went to Jacob and Emma’s house for supper in honor of Jacob’s 39th birthday which was Nov. 1. They had a delicious supper of barbecued pork steak and ribs and a haystack supper. Emma presented Jacob with a big ice cream cake from Dairy Queen. After dishes were washed singing was done, some of them played Aggravation. 8 a.m. Everyone is awake now and the girls and I are making breakfast. Joe and the three boys are doing the morning chores. It is relaxing to have a Saturday morning that isn’t so rushy. We made a breakfast casserole layering scrambled eggs, potatoes, sausage, bacon, and cheese with sausage gravy poured over everything. Yum! 9:15 a.m. Breakfast is ready. We have the casserole along with frosted sugar and ranger cookies, milk, and grape juice. Elizabeth and Susan baked almost 200 cookies on Thursday. Some are for church services on Sunday and the children wanted to take some to their teachers. They are delicious and disappearing fast. 10 a.m. Joe and the boys are working at odd and end jobs outside. Verena and Loretta are sorting potatoes for the winter. We like to sort through all the potatoes we pick up from the fields. We separate the good ones from the ones with cuts and bad spots so they can be used first. Elizabeth and I start with the weekly cleaning while Susan and Lovina wash the breakfast dishes. 1 p.m. The cleaning is done and everyone takes a break from work. We eat a light lunch of sandwiches, apples, and bananas. 1:30 p.m. Joe leaves to go get some repairs done on our buggy. 3 p.m. Joe is back home and he and the boys start on the evening chores. Taking care of the stove is another chore on his list during the winter months. 3:30 Joe’s brother Junior comes for a visit. We

LOVINA EICHER The Amish Cook haven’t seen him in almost 7 years so our younger children do not remember him. He had lived out of the area but recently moved back. Joe tells him to stay for supper. 5:30 p.m. Joe starts the grill outside to prepare some chicken. I make a chili soup in the house. 6:30 p.m. Suppertime and Junior joins us and also Elizabeth’s friend Timothy. 7:30 p.m. Junior leaves for home and everyone gets cleaned up and ready for church tomorrow. Our time will go back an hour tonight, which we will be glad for the extra sleep. Both our buggies are repaired so we will be able to take both of them to church. Our single buggy had not been usable since it flipped over several weeks ago. Our 17-year-old horse, Diamond, felt his harness catch on the shaft and this scared him enough to take off and flip the buggy. But now the damages are all repaired. 8:30 p.m. Everyone is ready for bed. With Thanksgiving on the way I have a great recipe to use up some of the leftover turkey. TURKEY CASSEROLE 3 slices of bread, cubed 2 cups cooked turkey pieces 1 egg 1 can of chicken noodle soup 1 can of cream of mushroom soup 1 cup of cracker crumbs, crushed 1 /4 cup of margarine, melted Place cubed turkey pieces and bread in a greased casserole dish. Combine egg and soups and pour over meat and bread. Combine cracker crumbs and melted margarine Sprinkle on top of the casserole. Bake at 350 for 50 to 60 minutes.

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Babies on obesity path? New sign may offer answer BY LINDSEY TANNER Associated Press CHICAGO — Researchers say there’s a new way to tell if infants are likely to become obese later on: Check to see if they’ve passed two key milestones on doctors’ growth charts by age 2. Babies who grew that quickly face double the risk of being obese at age 5, compared with peers who grew more slowly, their study found. Rapid growers were also more likely to be obese at age 10, and infants whose chart numbers climbed that much during their first 6 months faced the greatest risks. That kind of rapid growth should be a red flag to doctors, and a sign to parents that babies might be overfed or spending too much time in strollers and not enough crawling around, said pediatrician Dr. Elsie Taveras, the study’s lead author and an obesity researcher at Harvard Medical School. Contrary to the idea that chubby babies are the picture of health, the study bolsters evidence that “bigger is not better” in infants, she said. But skeptics say not so fast. Babies often grow in spurts and flagging the speediest growers could lead to putting infants on diets a bad idea that could backfire in the long run, said Dr. Michelle Lampl, director of Emory University’s Center for the Study of Human Health.

“It reads like a very handy rule and sounds like it would be very useful and that’s my concern,” Lampl said. The guide would be easy to use to justify feeding infants less and to unfairly label them as fat. It could also prompt feeding patterns that could lead to obesity later, she said. Lampl noted that many infants studied crossed at least two key points on growth charts; yet only 12 percent were obese at age 5 and slightly more at age 10. Nationally, about 10 percent of preschool-aged children are obese, versus about 19 percent of those aged 6 to 11. Lampl and Edward an infant Frongillo, growth specialist at the University of South Carolina, voiced concern in an editorial accompanying the study in the journal Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, released online Monday. They argue that more research is needed to confirm whether the study’s recommendation is really a useful way to flag infants for obesity. “The potential to do more harm than good is actually very high,” Frongillo said. Taveras said the kind of rapid growth noted in the study should be used to raise awareness about potential risks but is not a reason to put babies on a diet. The study involved 45,000 infants and children younger than age 11 who had routine growth measurements during


Dr. Claire McCarthy looks down as an infant’s growth is measured during a check-up at Children’s Hospital Boston. A new study by researchers there says babies who progress past at least two percentiles in weight and length on growth charts are at risk for obesity later in childhood. doctor checkups in the Boston area from 1980 through 2008. Growth charts help pediatricians plot weight, length in babies and height in older kids in relation to other children their same age and sex. Pediatricians sometimes combine an infant’s measures to calculate weightfor-length the equivalent of body-mass index, or BMI, a height-to-weight ratio used in older children and adults. The charts are organized into percentiles. For example, infants at the 75th percentile for weight are heavier than 75 percent of their peers. The study authors used

seven major cutoffs on the charts the 5th, 10th, 25th, 50th, 75th, 90th and 95th percentiles to calculate growth pace. An infant whose weight-for-length jumped from the 19th percentile at 1 month to the 77th at 6 months crossed three major percentiles the 25th, 50th and 75th and would be at risk for obesity later in childhood, the authors said. Larger infants were most at risk for obesity later on, but even smaller babies whose growth crossed at least two percentiles were at greater risk than those who grew more slowly. About 40 percent of infants crossed at least two

percentiles by age 6 months. An analysis of more than one-third of the study children found that 64 percent grew that rapidly by age 2. Dr. Joanna Lewis, a pediatrician at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge, Ill., said she supports the idea that infancy is not too young to start thinking about obesity. Still, she emphasized that rapid growth in infancy doesn’t mean babies are doomed to become obese. “It’s not a life sentence,” and there are steps parents can take to keep their babies at a healthy weight without restrictive diets, she said.

Lewis said many of her patients are large babies whose parents feed them juice or solid food despite guidelines recommending nothing but breast milk or formula in the first six months. “The study reinforces what we try to tell parents already: Delay starting solids and don’t put juice in a bottle,” Lewis said. Lewis also advises parents that when starting infants on solid food, have the whole family sit down and eat together. Research has shown that obesity is less common in children raised in families that have frequent meals together at home.

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Miami East tax issue narrowly OK’d District will receive $2.55M per year BY MELANIE YINGST Ohio Community Media CASSTOWN — Hugs and handshakes were in abundance after unofficial results showed Miami East Local School’s 1.75 percent earned income tax narrowly passed, with 52 percent of the votes for the issue. According to unofficial results, Miami East Local Schools received 1,725 (52.42 percent) for the earned income tax and 1,566 votes (47.58 percent) against the issue. “We’re going to be able to keep the quality programs and staff this year,” said Miami East Local Schools Superintendent Dr. Todd Rappold Tuesday at the Miami County Courthouse as he was surrounded by supporters decked out in Viking blue. “Our promise to our community and to our students is we will continue to work hard to maintain the quality of education here at Miami East.”

Rappold commended the district’s levy committee for getting the information out to the voters of the Miami East community. “We’ve very appreciative of our committee with the fliers and the mailer and open forums to get the questions answered,” Rappold said. “We will do the work to make every attempt to keep the lines of communication open.” Rappold said the district was facing $1 million in cuts if the issued had failed and the district will continue to offer art, music and physical education and not need to cut to state minimums. “The economy is very challenging for folks and we appreciate that,” Rappold said of those who voted against the issue. Gone is the district’s 1 percent traditional income tax. In its place, the district voted to replace it with a continuing 1.75 percent earned income tax Tuesday. The issue represents 23 percent of the district’s general operation fund. The earned income tax replaces the traditional tax effective January 2012. The ballot issue will collectively raise $2.55 million dollars per year of general operating funds with the conversion of the current, continuing 1 percent tradi-


Miami East Superintendent Todd Rappold is congratulated by board treasurer Lisa Fahncke as board member Rusty Miller looks on after final election results were passed out the Miami County Board of Elections on Tuesday. tional income tax to a 1 percent earned $882,000 per year. income tax, coupled with the additional In the last two previous elections, the 0.75 percent earned income tax. The ad- community voted down an additional ditional 0.75 percent earned income tax traditional income tax and a property tax is expected to raise an additional increase.

McCord gains nod for new term as Covington mayor

Fess Continued from page 1 made the tallies especially interesting as Fess won the fifth ward with 1,967 votes against Anspach’s 1,795, and Gary Michael Koenig, retired Army officer and full-time Ohio licensed professional civil engineer, at 1,341. What does this mean? According to Stacy Wall, Piqua law director, since a qualification for being mayor requires being a commissioner, Anspach would be disqualified from the mayor’s race, even though he won it. By default, Wall said, Fess will remain mayor, in accordance with the city’s charter, part of which reads in section 5, adopted by electorate in November of 2010, “Candidates for the office of mayor shall be limited to those persons who are also candidates for the office of city commissioner at that election or who already hold the office of city commissioner and whose term will continue during the next ensuing two calendar years.” After all precincts had been accounted for, commissioners John Martin of the first ward and Bill Vogt of the second ward both retained their seats as they went uncontested. Martin received 3,892 votes and Vogt 3,786 as of final tallies for the evening. Mayor Fess, who will continue her position for the next two years, shared her appreciation to all the people that voted for her and said she would, “Continue to work with the commission in a way to move the city forward.”



From left, Stephen Harris and Kristin Sutton cheer during a rally to repeal Senate Bill 5 Tuesday in Columbus. Ohioans are deciding the winner of this year’s drawn-out fight over a law limiting collective bargaining for 350,000 unionized public workers.

Bargaining Continued from page 1 the labor-backed opponent coalition’s advertisements and clips of their rallies flanked the stage. With 56 percent of votes counted, the issue was being defeated by about 62 percent. Republican Gov. John Kasich said “the people have spoken” and that he would listen. Cincinnati firefighter Doug Stern said he hopes lawmakers would be willing to work with firefighters and other public workers should they try again to change collective bargaining. “We want the ability to sit down at the table,” said Stern, who has put in 15 years with the fire department. “We live in the communities we serve. We don’t want

them to do poorly.” In an interview after the polls closed, a spokesman for the law’s defenders, Jason Mauk, said, “The reality is this discussion isn’t over on Election Day.” An email from Democratic President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign had reminded supporters that Tuesday’s results affect national politics and urged them to oppose the law that would have limited the bargaining abilities of 350,000 unionized public workers. On the health care issue, voters chose to let the state opt out of a provision of the 2009 federal health care overhaul, which mandates that most Americans purchase health care. The measure

were delivered to polling places over the weekend and on Monday. On Tuesday, a set of election rovers addressed any concerns that arose from malfunctioning equipment at polling places. “Overall, today went as smoothly as expected,” Quillen said. Approximately 34,500 Miami Countians voted Tuesday, and of that nearly 4,100 did so before Election Day, either through absentee or early voting. The results released by

the board of elections Tuesday night after the polls closed were unofficial results. Later this month, at 4 p.m. Nov. 28, the board will convene to certify the results of the election. The polls, which were opened at 6:30 a.m. Tuesday and closed at 7:30 p.m., first began reporting back at the board of election as early as 7:45 p.m. through about 9:20 p.m. No race or issue qualified for an automatic recount, according to those unofficial results.

Election worker reportedly bites voter’s nose CLEVELAND (AP) — An Election Day poll worker tried to bite off a voter’s nose during an argument Tuesday over a campaign sign, police and election officials said. “This is absolutely unac-

will have limited legal impact, as federal laws generally trump state laws, but backers hope it can send a message to Washington on opposition to the mandates. Opponents of the amendment said its broad wording could have unintended consequences on state health care laws. In another ballot effort, they rejected a move to allow judges to remain on the bench through age 75, keeping the age limit at 70 and potentially affecting 10 percent of sitting judges over the next six years. The fight over the collective bargaining law, Senate Bill 5, was expected to attract potentially record crowds of voters for an off-year election.

COVINGTON — Voters in Covington on Tuesday approved another term in office for Covington Mayor Ed McCord. McCord, 58, defeated former village fiscal officer Kay McKinney. In the unofficial count, McCord tallied 448 votes (61.54 percent) to 280 (38.46 percent) for McKinney. He has served two years as mayor following his election in 2009. He was appointed to Covington Village Council in 2009. “I am very honored to be re-elected,” McCord said Tuesday night. “I greatly appreciate the support I received throughout the community,” he said,

adding that he is looking forward to working with council members and residents “to make Covington a better place to live.” McCord has 30 years in education, with 22 years as a school administrator. H e earned a bachelor’s degree f r o m O h i o Univers i t y and a m a s ter’s deMCCORD g r e e from Wright State University. Marc Bayse and Lois Newman were unopposed for terms as Covington Village Council members.

Piqua levy $25,793,854. The bond issue will cover the remaining 53 percent, or $29,086,686. According to Superintendent Rick Hanes, once the results are official, the district will meet with the architect, the OSFC and the construction management team. Hanes expects this to take place in December or January. More detailed building plans than what are being used now should be available in a couple of months. Hanes said the public will be updated on the project monthly at the board of education meetings. A grateful Hanes looked

forward to an exciting school day today as the district celebrates the passage. “I think we’re going to have an extremely excited staff and student body. I think the community has much to be proud of and much to look forward to,” he said. Hanes went on to say, “A huge thank you to everyone involved, to the board of education for having the wisdom to have the community voice their opinion, to the bond issue committee, to the staff and most importantly to the awesome group of kids. This is for them and not just our current student body but for future generations for many years to come.”

inefficiency; neglect of duty; malfeasance, misfeasance or nonfeasance in office; incapacity; and incompetence. • Passed, section 121, which stated the filing of recall petitions must be delivered to the city clerk within 30 days after filing of the affidavit and must include 2,000 registered voter signatures instead of the 1,000 current requirement. • Passed, section 122, which defined when commission can set a recall election date after notification of the clerk that a date needs to be set. • Passed, section 125, which stated the results of the recall election, should there be no candidate on the ballot, the planning commission has the authority to fill the position by a majority vote.

• Passed, section 127, which restricts a recall petition from being filed against a commission member until six months, instead of the current three, after taking office and likewise, should they be recalled and not removed, another six months after the election. Each amendment, aside from section 127, passed with between a 61 to 69 percent in favor of the measures. Section 127 passed with a approximately 55 percent approving that particular amendment. Stacy Wall, the city’s law director, said the primary focus of the amendments was to specify when and why a commissioner can be recalled. She said she was pleased with the passage of the charter amendments.

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Voter Continued from page 1 issue and it did not cause a major problem, but the board will be looking into machine calibrations at an upcoming meeting. Quillen said he was expecting about 38 percent turnout — around the traditional voter turnout for off-year elections — but said the state issues really drove the public to make it out to the polls. The voting machines, which initially caused problems when first integrated in Miami County,


ceptable behavior that we do not tolerate,” Cuyahoga County elections director Jane Platten said. The elections board identified the worker for Cleveland police, who are seeking to arrest him, she said.

Greg Flanagan, 49, who had just voted, said he was bitten when he went to the aid of a campaign worker who was in an argument with an election employee over a sign posted near the polls.

Continued from page 1 year after an unsuccessful bid to oust four of the five sitting commissioners in a special election last winter. Unofficial results released by the Miami County Board of Elections showed all five amendments — sections 120, 121, 122, 125 and 127 — met with the approval of Piqua citizens. The five charter amendments appeared individually on the ballot and unofficial results released by the Miami County Board of Elections after the votes were tabulated Tuesday night revealed. • Passed, section 120, which stated a voter in the ward associated with the member they wish to recall must file with the city clerk an affidavit that includes any allegations of



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Fire called ‘suspicious’



Piqua firefighters continue to investigate the cause of a fire that broke out at 707 McKinley Ave. around 4 a.m.Tuesday.The vacant house was reportedly padlocked and had no electricity.The cause of the fire is listed as “suspicious.” Damage is estimated “in the neighborhood of $20,000,” according to fire officials.

Covington Council votes to renew insurance coverage Cost of village website drops BY TOM MILLHOUSE News Editor COVINGTON — Following an extensive evaluation of village-owned property, which yielded substantial savings, Covington Village Council on Monday night approved the renewal of insurance coverage. Mayor Ed McCord said the property study, conducted with the assistance of department heads and the Covington Board of Public Affairs, revealed the village had been paying double coverage for about $1.6 million worth of property. In all, it was determined that the village has about $12 million worth of equipment, buildings and other property. Under the new contract

with Hylant Group, the village’s premium will be $22,680, which is about $3,000 less that had been expected earlier this month before the comprehensive inventory was completed. The village paid $22,849 this year on the lower inventory. “Now is not the time to scrimp on property insurance because we can’t afford to be self-insured,” McCord said. “We don’t want to get caught short.” Village officials received good news on the renewal of its website hosting contract with Marias Technology of Piqua. Last year, which was the first year for the village website, the cost was $500 per month. Under the new contract, the village will pay $100 per month, which includes two hours per month of maintenance (down from 20 hours last year). McCord said the website saved the village $800 in postal fees this year by

Defiant Cain says he won’t quit GOP race SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Under rising pressure from fellow Republicans, presidential hopeful Herman Cain sought to muddy the reputation of one accuser, forcefully denied any and all allegations of sexual impropriety and vowed Tuesday the growing controversy would not drive him from the race for the White House. “Ain’t gonna happen,” he declared. Cain flashed defiance one day after a woman publicly accused the candidate of groping her more than a decade ago, adding her voice to three other accusers with allegations that presidential rival Mitt Romney called “particularly disturbing.” Speaking at a news conference, Cain vowed, “we’ll get through this,” as he sought to steady a cam-

paign that has made him the leader in an unofficial race to emerge as Romney’s principal conservative rival. At one point he said he would be willing to take a lie detector test, but then appeared to hedge his answer seconds later. The Georgia businessman was in the midst of his second week trying to curtail the furor surrounding his unorthodox campaign. There were signs his political trouble was far from over less than two months before the leadoff contests of the GOP nomination fight. Romney joined other GOP opponents in urging Cain to answer the allegations. Prominent Republicans pressed for a full accounting. And there were growing indications of unease in conservative circles.

Walmart plans Harry Potter event PIQUA — The Piqua Walmart store will host a “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2” DVD release party on Thursday. Store officials report the party will start at 11 p.m. Thursday. The movie

releases at midnight. The festivities include a costume contest (participants can come dressed as their favorite Harry Potter character) for a chance to win the DVD. There also will be trivia games, cake and punch.


posting the income tax forms online instead of mailing them to all residents. The holiday season will be ushered in this Friday and Saturday and Nov. 1819 during the Covington Candlelight Christmas Open House. McCord noted local businesses will have extended hours during the event, which will feature holiday music, horse-drawn carriage rides and other activities. In other business council: • Approved the purchase of two new computers for the Covington Police Department at a cost of $2,620. Chief Lee Harmon said the new equipment will replace two aging computers. • Authorized the payment of $278,285 to Finfrock Construction for Walnut Street reconstruction project. The village’s share of the payment is $184,695, with a grant

from the Ohio Department of Public Works covering the remainder. Kyle Francis of the Celina engineering firm of Fanning Howey said the asphalt work has been completed, as has grass seeding. McCord said he has received a number of compliments on the project from Walnut Street residents. • Gave a second reading to a revised village income tax ordinance. • Learned that the CovPresbyterian ington Church will host a breakfast for village employees and staff at 7 a.m. Friday, Nov. 18. • Heard McCord commend the police department for traffic control and security at Friday night’s Covington-Coldwater football playoff game. The mayor also praised the police officers for coordinating the recent Halloween costume contest, which attracted a large crowd of children.

TROY — In handcuffs and a jailer uniform, a Piqua man whose daylight bank robbery e x treme d e mand of $7.9 million during a May 3 1 NIBLICK heist at Chase Bank in Piqua didn’t go off quite like he planned entered a not guilty plea Tuesday morning to a count of robbery during his arraignment in common pleas court. Matthew J. Niblick, 35, of Piqua, entered the not guilty plea to a lone robbery charge, a third-degree felony that, if convicted as charged, could put him behind prison bars for a maximum of five years. Judge Robert Lindeman scheduled a Nov. 14 retrial conference and continued the man’s $50,000 bond.

The would-be bank robber entered Chase Bank, 401 Spring St., Piqua, on May 31 and used force or the threat of immediate force in committing the crime, but did not otherwise have a weapon on his person at the time of the botched bank robbery. Piqua Police Chief Bruce Jamison said Niblick initially wanted $7.9 million and then became upset when his unrealistic demands were not met and made another demand for cash. According to the Piqua Police Department documents, Niblick made “idle threats and demands,” and fled the bank in a vehicle with a “significant” amount of cash. Following a haphazard escape after the attempted bank robbery, Niblick was captured an hour later and has remained behind bars since. While customers were inside the bank at the time of the robbery, no injuries were reported. It was the city’s first bank robbery in seven years following the Sept. 24, 2004, robbery of the old People’s Savings Bank, 126 High St.

Air Force morgue lost body parts of war victims WASHINGTON (AP) The Dover military mortuary entrusted with the solemn duty of receiving and caring for America’s war dead twice lost body parts of remains shipped home from Afghanistan, the Air Force revealed Tuesday. Three mortuary supervisors have been punished, but no one was fired in a grisly case reminiscent of the scandalous mishandling and misidentifying of remains at Arlington National Cemetery. The Air Force, which

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HOROSCOPE Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2011 During the coming year, someone with considerable influence might help you achieve more recognition in your chosen field of endeavor. Nurture any relationship that can help you get to where you want to go. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) — Important matters you negotiate will work out to everyone’s satisfaction if you get everyone playing off the same sheet notes. Show them how to make beautiful music together. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) — Two ambitions that have been looking questionable can easily be fulfilled if you keep your eyes on the prize. Focus will be the key to your success. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) — Being a bit of a risk-taker can be both good and bad, depending on how you handle things. If you gamble on yourself, it’ll be OK, but wagering on others could be another story. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) — If you have an important matter hanging fire, it behooves you to press for closure while things are going your way. Don’t hesitate to be firm in your commitment. PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) — You have a special ability to sway others to your way of thinking and doing things. You can easily convince them to back you in whatever important project you choose. ARIES (March 21-April 19) — Don’t waste the day playing or doing nothing, because it could be one of your better times for developing financial and material opportunities. You need to make hay while the sun shines. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) — Whether you’re the quiet type or one who makes a lot of noise, your presence is apt to be far more strongly felt than usual. You’re likely to make a statement that won’t go unnoticed. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) — Being both pragmatic and prudent gives you an edge in dealing with financial conditions. This is clearly a day to sit down and work on moneymaking possibilities. CANCER (June 21-July 22) — You may need reminding how essential it is to be hopeful regarding the outcomes of important matters. Positive thinking will work wonders. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) — Don’t shy away from competitive situations, because challenges stimulate you to accomplish big things. When you try, Lady Luck will get involved in your interests. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) — In order to spur you onward, you should find some challenging outlets that stimulate you both physically and mentally. It’ll be just such kinds of situations that can encourage and inspire you. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) — This could be an extremely productive day for you, but not necessarily from your own doing. You’re likely to be in the right spot at the right time to profit from the activities of others. COPYRIGHT 2011 UNITED FEATURE SYNDICATE, INC.



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105 Announcements

Forerunner Pentecostal Church 8700 St. Rt. 36, Lena REVIVAL: November 10th through ? at 7pm DEDICATION SERVICE: November 12th, at 1pm. Pastor H.R. Travis Come and visit us!!!

MACHINE MAINTENANCE Full time WAPAK/ SIDNEY Repairing Industrial Equipment, mechanical/ electrical troubleshooting, hydraulic/ pneumatic repair (PLCs) required. *Minimum 2 years experience. Submit resume to: AMS 330 Canal St. Sidney, Oh 45365 Fax: (937)498-0766

FOUND female white cat, black spots, black tiger tail. Found around 700 block of West High Street in Piqua. (937)773-5364

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

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


200 - Employment

PART-TIME (15-20 hours/ week) includes evenings and weekends

DUTIES: -Maintain/ grow/ monitor account base, progress/ development -Renew/ build relationships with past buyers and new clients -Achieve up-sell/ crosssell targets -Maintain daily outbound call average -Achieve bi-weekly and quarterly goals -Participate in 3 week training QUALIFICATIONS: *HS Diploma required, Bachelor's Degree preferred. *2-3 Years sales experience *Enjoy fast-paced environment *Excellent written, verbal and presentation skills critical Systemax Manufacturing Email resume: hr1@

IMMEDIATE OPENING!! For P/T Housekeeping/ Floor Care. Apply at: Springmeade Health Center, 4375 South County Rd., 25A.

LOGISTICS ASSOCIATE FULL TIME POSITION General warehouse work in Sidney. Drive 6 wheel truck with clutch. Lift up to 100 lbs. Fill & check orders. Clean work environment. Electrical experience a plus. Potential sales career path. Monday - Friday, 7am-4pm. Send resume to: Sidney Daily News Dept H-01 PO Box 4099 Sidney, Ohio 45365


IMMEDIATE OPENINGS! For interview call Brandon: (937)270-0317


B2B Account Manager responsible for driving sales and delivering exceptional customer service to corporate and government customers.


Retired persons encouraged to apply.




Responsible for generating sales leads.

235 General

Motivated to be successful?


Logan Services seeks outgoing person to work as greeter for heating/ air conditioning program at Home Depot in Piqua.

Up to $12/ hour EARN COLLEGE DEGREE ONLINE. *Medical, *Business, *Criminal Justice. Job placement assistance. Computer available. Financial Aid if qualified. SCHEV certified. Call 877-295-1667


Must be an RN with 3-5 years supervisory and managerial experience in a Medicaid/Medicare certified facility. Must be familiar with Ohio Department of Health licensure regulations. Manage the personnel, fiscal, and supply resources within the approved budgetary guidelines of the nursing department. Strong interpersonal communication and leadership skills.

Email resumes to:

Are you needing a full time job? Jobs are being filled in: • PIQUA • SIDNEY • GREENVILLE

STNA's Contact HR Associates today!

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


Also hiring weekend warriors.

240 Healthcare RECEPTIONIST looking for part time receptionist for Piqua medical office. We are using electronic medical records. Good compensation. Send reply to: Box 846 c/o Sidney Daily News PO Box 4099 Sidney, Ohio 45365

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

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.

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

CNC MACHINISTS Small production machine shop has openings on ALL SHIFTS for entry level CNC Machinists. We offer competitive wages, health insurance and 401(k). Send resume to: ATLAS PO Box 682 Troy, OH 45373

Piqua Daily Call 877-844-8385

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Must have completed classes or be eligible for exam. Apply online:

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

235 General

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Local company seeking full-time Security Officer. Primarily 3rd shift, 1+ years experience required. Must have knowledge of alarm systems and CCTV operation. Must pass background check and drug test. Please call (937)332-3071 if no answer leave message


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205 Business Opportunities

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Better Business Bureau 15 West Fourth St. Suite 300 Dayton, OH 45402 937.222.5825 This notice is provided as a public service by 2231141

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

Safety Manager Opening Plastipak Packaging, Inc is a leader in the rigid plastic container industry, with numerous high speed manufacturing facilities in the United States, South America and Europe. As one of the largest blow molders in North America, Plastipak has a strong tradition of continued growth and competitiveness. Plastipak is pleased to announce an opening for a Safety Manager at our Jackson Center facility. The successful candidate will be responsible for maintaining and supporting company environmental, health and safety system. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Makes studies and analyses of industrial accident causes and hazards for use by company personnel and outside agencies. Participates in the investigation of all accidents, injuries, property damage incidents, and near miss incidents. Consults with all departments on design and use of equipment and implementation of safety programs. Facilitates, audits, and inspects to detect existing or potential accident and health hazards, and recommends corrective or preventive measures where indicated. Maintain and lead safety teams on all shifts in all areas. Compiles and submits reports required by regulatory agencies. Coordinate safety related training. Oversees the administration of loss prevention and control programs and works with insurance carrier in the facilitation of such program. SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Bachelor's degree (B. S.) in Environmental Health & Safety or related field; and/or three to five years related experience. In depth knowledge of OSHA/EPA compliance and environmental protection. Plastipak offers a comprehensive benefits package, including health, dental, and life insurance, vacation and holiday pay, 401(k) matching and more.

Apply at: Plastipak is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 2234328


100 - Announcement



235 General

DOCUMENTATION COORDINATOR Hartzell Hardwoods, a growing company in lumber exports seeks a Documentation Coordinator. Must be able to work independently in a fast paced environment, possess strong organizational, written and communication skills. Some overtime may be required. Job duties include coordinating international freight documentation and financial documents. Interacting with international and domestic customers via email and phone. Assisting with weekly and monthly reports and the billing process. Associates degree preferred. Previous administrative and international shipping experience is a plus. Excellent attention to details and computer skills, including Word and Excel is required. This is an excellent career opportunity with competitive pay and benefits. Send resume in complete confidence to:

HARTZELL HARDWOODS, INC. Central Human Resource Department 1025 S. Roosevelt Ave. PO Box 919 Piqua, OH 45356 Fax: (937) 615-1927 EOE

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Wednesday, November 9, 2011


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

K I D S P L AC E TROY, TRINITY CRAFT BAZAAR, 60 South Dorset Road. Saturday November 12th 9am-5pm. Jewelry, woodworking, blankets, place mats, table runners, handcrafted African gifts, pillows, candies, baked goods, silent auction - quilts.

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We do... Pole Barns • New Homes Roofs • Garages • Add Ons Cement Work • Remodeling Etc.

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

260-740-7639 260-410-6454 260-623-3263

Sparkle Clean

~Vinyl Siding ~ Soffit & Facia ~ Home Repairs 937-498-4473 937-726-4579 FREE Estimates Over 20 Yrs Experience Licensed & Insured

Continental Contractors Roofing • Siding • Windows

Horseback Riding Lessons

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937-335-4425 937-287-0517

710 Roofing/Gutters/Siding

DC SEAMLESS 1002 N. Main St. Sidney, Ohio 45365

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Tammy Welty (937)857-4222

Call today for FREE estimate

HOUSE CLEANER with 27 years experience would love to clean your home. yvonnelfishe r @ g m a i l . c o m . (937)603-6802.

1-866-700-8897 TOLL FREE

665 Lawn, Garden, Landscaping

715 Blacktop/Cement

Fully Insured Repairs • Cleaning • Gutter Guard


in Shelby County by Sidney Daily News Readers






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

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

Emily Greer


I am a debt relief agency. I help people file for bankruptcy relief under the Bankruptcy Code. 2214304

Residential Commercial New Construction Bonded & Insured

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

Gutters • Doors • Remodel

Holiday Special Buy 4 lessons & GET 1 FREE • No experience required. • Adults & Children ages 5 & up • Gift Certificates Available • Major Credit Cards Accepted Flexible Schedule Nights & Weekends 937-778-1660

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

Cleaning Service

Home Remodeling And Repairs

(937) 339-7222

Bankruptcy Attorney

305 Apartment

700 Painting


640 Financial For Rent

Mobile Veterinary Service Treating Dogs, Cats & Exotics


655 Home Repair & Remodel

635 Farm Services

FLATBED DRIVERS NEEDED CDL-A required. 6 months experience proffered. Home weekly. (937)638-5167

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

BBB Accredted

CLASS A Driver with 2 years experience needed for Midwest regional run. Refrigerated experience preferred. Dedicated customer account. Home thru week and on weekends. (937)489-9704. Drivers $1000 Sign on Bonus, Safety incentives, Benefits Package, Vacation Package After six months. CDL-A 1 yr 888-560-9644


Since 1977


280 Transportation



CHILDCARE in my Covington home, near park. Meals, snacks provided. Reasonable rates. Call Brooke (937)541-1330

Booking now for 2011 and 2012

• Baths • Awnings • Concrete • Additions


630 Entertainment

Troy Burger King

• Spouting • Metal Roofing • Siding • Doors

875-0153 698-6135

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

NOW HIRING! Part-time, All shifts, Hourly employees.


Gravel Hauled, Laid & Leveled Driveways & Parking Lots

• Roofing • Windows • Kitchens • Sunrooms


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


Commercial / Residential

675 Pet Care



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Small #Basements #Siding #Doors #Barns

Ask about our Friends & Neighbors discounts (937) 339-1902 or (937) 238-HOME Free Estimates • Fully Insured • 17 Years of Home Excellence



937-875-0153 937-698-6135

720 Handyman

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Classifieds that work

FALL CLEAN-UPS, light hauling, etc. Let us help with that HONEY-DO list. Call for FREE estimates. (937)381-7284

EVERS REALTY TROY, 2 bedroom townhomes, 1.5 baths, 1 car garage, ca, w/d hook up, all appliances, $685 (937)216-5806 1&2 BEDROOM apartments, stove & refrigerator furnished. Deposit & no pets. (937)773-9498.

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


Please call 877-844-8385 with questions

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

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

We love our Sami Sue!



Call 440-292-6360 for a personal interview.

660 Home Services

260 Restaurant

LIFE & HEALTH We are looking for a dedicated licensed insurance professional to expand our policy holder base. We provide classroom & field training, $1,200-$1,500 weekly income potential plus bonuses, advancement, stock ownership, and lifetime renewal income.

660 Home Services


Flea Market






FISCAL OFFICER, Part Time, 10-15 hours per week, salary commensurate with experience. Bachelor’s in accounting or business and 3 years of experience preferred. Job duties include: accounting, budgeting, payroll, records retention, and the preparation of reports. Submit your resume and 3 professional references, by 11/15/11, 2011, to: Tipp City Public Library, 11 E Main Street, Tipp City OH 45371. Tipp City Public Library. (937)667-3826.

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


$10 OFF Service Call

until November 30, 2011 with this coupon

Roofing, Windows, Siding, Fire & Water Restoration


255 Professional


* Limit of one pet per advertisement

Send resume and salary requirements in confidence to: Electrical Engineer PO Box 920 Piqua, OH 45356


625 Construction

ELECTRICAL ENGINEER Internationally recognized custom machinery manufacturer has immediate opening for an: Electrical Engineer Candidate should have BSEE and minimum 2 years experience in electrical controls design, programming and troubleshooting systems of electrical and hydraulic controls for custom machinery. Must be willing to travel to customers' plants for start-up and service work.

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


620 Childcare


245 Manufacturing/Trade



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PIQUA 901 Park Ave. Saturday only 8-1. Most items under $5. Great stuff! Like new games and books, new American Girl doll, Queen size headboard, and more!

670 Miscellaneous

655 Home Repair & Remodel



PIQUA, 3663 Fairington Drive, Thursday, Friday & Saturday 9am-5pm, Power Brad nailer, staple gun, Lots of miscellaneous power and hand Tools

655 Home Repair & Remodel


PIQUA, 1020 Statler Rd. (by interstate), Saturday, 9am-2pm. Hand carved garden stone bird feeders and baths, stone fountains, hitching posts, Ohio State stones, Inuksuks (google it), and more. Unique Christmas gifts. Indoors, heated.

Get it

600 - Services

555 Garage Sales/Yard Sales


555 Garage Sales/Yard Sales

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



305 Apartment

320 Houses for Rent

577 Miscellaneous

2 BEDROOM, $425 month, $425 deposit. Stove, refrigerator, water/ trash furnished. (937)335-8084

PIQUA, 2 bedroom, full basement, washer, dryer hookup, $450 mo., $450 deposit. No pets. (937)214-0689

ELECTRIC SCOOTER, "Pride" model, used only 5 months, will need new batteries, asking $750 cash, (937)667-1215.

2&3 BEDROOM TOWNHOMES, Piqua, all appliances including washer/ dryer, 1.5 & 2.5 bath. (937)335-7176

PIQUA, 2935 Delaware Circle, 3 Bedroom, 2 bath, 2 car garage, all appliances, No pets, $880 monthly, 1 year lease, (937)778-0524

POOL TABLE Olhausen, 8X4 slate pool table. Excellent condition. Cost new, $2500, will sell for $1200. (937)216-9686

CLEAN, QUIET, safe 1 bedroom. Senior approved. No pets. $450 (937)778-0524 IN PIQUA, 5 rooms & bath, first floor, washer/ dryer hookup, $400, (937)773-2829 after 2pm. MCGOVERN RENTALS TROY 2 BR duplexes & 2 BR townhouses. 1.5 baths, 1 car garage, fireplace, Great Location! Starting at $625-$675. (937)335-1443 PIQUA, 1 bedroom, appliances furnished, newly painted. $315/mo +deposit. NO PETS! (678)614-3633 PIQUA, Parkridge Place. Roomy 2 bedroom, 1.5 baths, central air, washer/ dryer hook-up. $500. (419)629-3569. PIQUA, 627 N. Main, upstairs, half double, 2 bedroom, appliances, $600 month or $150 week, utilities included (for 2 people). References, deposit required. (937)418-1501 PIQUA, very nice 2 bedroom, all electric. Washer/dryer hookup, AC, private parking with carport, (937)308-9709.

TROY, 1 & 2 Bedrooms, appliances, CA, water, trash paid, $425 & $525 month. $200 Deposit Special! (937)673-1821 TROY, 1 bedroom upstairs, includes appliances & utilities. Non-smoking $495/ month. (937)335-8835 TROY, townhome, new carpet, freshly painted, 2 bedroom, 1.5 remodeled baths, washer/ dryer hook-up. $525 monthly. Available immediately, (937)272-0041. WEST MILTON Townhouse. 2 Bedroom 1.5 bath. $475 month, Lease by 11-1, FREE GIFT, (937)216-4233.

PIQUA, 513 First St. 3 Bedroom, 1 bath, fenced in yard, no pets. Good neighbors. $575 month. $200 deposit. Renter to pay utilities, references required. (937)902-7301 PIQUA, 9 rooms, 2 full baths. Full basement. Outside city limits, remodeled, $1150 month plus deposit. Hardwood floors, wrought iron fixtures, quartz countertops! Very well insulated, LOW HEAT BILLS! Central air, fenced yard, heated floors. Discount if rent paid on time. (937)524-2061 PIQUA HOUSE, 3 bedroom, 2 bath. $850 a month. Across from Piqua school complex. (937)778-1157 PIQUA, newer spacious 3 bedroom, garage. Close to interstate. Appliances, bonus room. NO PETS! $950. (937)266-4421 PIQUA, nice two bedroom, no pets, $425 month plus deposit. (937)773-7276 TROY, 3 bedroom, stove, refrigerator, fenced in back yard, deposit $500 rent $650, (937)216-2402 TROY, Troy-Sidney Rd, 3 bedrooms, $700 monthly plus electric, newly remodeled, hardwood/ carpet floors, heated tile, oak trim, central air (937)524-2061

325 Mobile Homes for Rent IN COUNTRY near Bradford, 3 bedroom mobile home, $350. (937)448-2974

330 Office Space DOWNTOWN SIDNEY across from courthouse, professional office space, 3 offices, handicapped bathroom, 1260 sq. ft., AC, large reception area, $550 month, (937)489-9921 EXECUTIVE OFFICE suite available, downtown Troy, Newly renovated. ADA, kitchenette, utilities included. (937)552-2636

400 - Real Estate

320 Houses for Rent

For Sale

2 BEDROOM trailer at Stillwater Beach Campground. $350. (937)473-5563

430 Mobile Homes for Sale

3 BEDROOM brick, 1 car garage, A/C, fenced yard. 1616 New Haven, Piqua $660 (937)773-6216

RENT to OWN 2 and 3 bedroom mobile homes for sale in Covington and West Milton. Park owner will finance. (937)473-5165

3 BEDROOM, CA, washer/ dryer hook-up, large backyard. 430 Miami, Piqua. $600 month, deposit. (937)295-5255 4 BEDROOMS, Miami East Schools, $500 month, $500 deposit. One year lease. Water paid. Propane heat, no pets. (937)335-8084 PIQUA, 126 Linden, 3 bedroom double, nice, clean, includes sewer and water. $530 mo. (937)570-7715 PIQUA, 126-1/2 Linden, 1 bedroom, nice, only $400 mo., includes sewer and water. (937)570-7715

500 - Merchandise

TV, 60" RCA big screen, $150, (937)658-2421.

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


580 Musical Instruments ORGAN, Church Serenade Con and bench, walnut. $800. (937)667-1659 UPRIGHT PIANO and bench, Kimball, excellent condition, $400, (937)492-3516.

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


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

583 Pets and Supplies BEAGLE PUPPIES 6 weeks old, full blooded. 3 males. Call (937)638-1321 or (937)498-9973

805 Auto

KITTENS, 9 weeks old, free to good homes. Please call (937)570-4487.

1996 GMC Sonoma. 4.3, V6, automatic, air, no rust. 146k miles. $3100. (937)339-0869

KITTENS: FREE! 8 weeks old, calicos, gray, and black and white. Healthy, litter box trained, good with kids. (937)339-8552

2003 Chevy Cavalier LS, 4-cyl, auto, clean in/out, sporty. Loaded. Reliable. 92,000k. $3800.00/firm. (937)547-8424 (937)603-5607

KITTENS, free to good homes, raised indoors, litter box trained, healthy, lovable. Call (419)629-3719, (419)236-7501, New Bremen KITTENS, gorgeous! Tabbies, long haired and short haired. Charcoal and silver stripes. Also, black & white and white & orange, 11 weeks old, friendly and litter trained, $10 each, (937)473-2122 MINIATURE SCHNAUZER puppies. 7 weeks old. Shots and wormed. 2 males, 1 female. $350. ( 9 3 7 ) 7 7 3 - 5 2 4 8 (937)416-1889 MOTHER CAT and/or 4 kittens, 3 males, 1 female, 8 weeks old. Free to good homes. (937)773-2329

586 Sports and Recreation SHOT GUN, Browning 20 gauge BPS pump, fully riffled cantilever barrel. All camo with illuminated scope. Brand new. Never fired. Paid $850. $700 firm. (937)726-4291 after 4pm.

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

850 Motorcycles/Mopeds 1983 HONDA Shadow VT500C, 16,000 miles, shaft drive, water cooled, gel battery, new plugs, great condition, good tires, $1300 (419)628-3202 1983 SUZUKI, GS850L, 15,000 Miles, dual front brakes, new tires, battery, shaft drive, new plugs, valve shims, $1900 (419)628-3202 1985 HONDA Nighthawk, CB450, 21,000 miles, 6 speed, new plugs, battery, Fork seals, good tires, fresh paint, $1400, (419)628-3202

885 Trailers 2006 TRAILER, 6' x 10' single axle. 7 Way electrical plug, mounted spare, weight 700 lbs., hauling capacity 2990 lbs. $1175. (937)335-5731

890 Trucks

593 Good Things to Eat

800 - Transportation

1997 DODGE Ram, extended cab, 4x4, 10 1/2" lift kit, 40" super swampers (90% tread), Aluminum tool box included, 150,000 miles, Great condition. $4000 OBO Call (937)570-8123.

1994 PLYMOUTH Voyager, 138,000 miles. $1200 Cash. Call(937)335-1419

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Love, Daddy, Mommy, Grandpa and Grandma

Sidney Daily News Attn: Baby’s First Christmas PO Box 4099, Sidney, Ohio 45365


Name of Baby: ________________________________________________________ Birth Date: ____________________________________________________________ From:________________________________________________________________

895 Vans/Minivans

Your Name: __________________________________________________________ 2001 CHRYSLER Town & Country Limited, Almost every extra! Top of the line model. 3.8L, V6 engine, very well maintained, smooth drive! $5895 OBO, (937)492-8108.

899 Wanted to Buy 805 Auto

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


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



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■ Bowling

IN BRIEF ■ Awards

Moving to top of list

Cats honor Fall athletes Houston High School held its Fall Sports Awards Program recently. Special award winners included: Boys Cross Country Devon Jester, top runner; Corey Slusser, most improved; Devon Jester, Wildcat Award.

Wagner rolls 846 at Brel-Aire Lanes BY ROB KISER Sports Editor

Girls Cross Country Allison Roeth, top runner; Caitlin Ryan, most improved; Nikki Holthaus, Wildcat Award. Boys Golf Brandon Clack, low stroke average; Gary Phipps, most improved player; Ricky Slough, Wildcat Award. Volleyball Kortney Phipps, best offensive player; Kristine Everett, best defensive player; Taylor Willoughby, Wildcat Award.


Eric Wagner set a new house record at Brel-Aire Lanes with an 846 series.

Piqua bowling coach Eric Wagner has been bowling at Brel-Aire Lanes since he was four years old. There is little he hasn’t accomplished during that time — he had six 300 games and five 800 series entering this year — and carries a 225 average. But, he added maybe the biggest accomplishment of his bowling career recently — establishing a new house record at Brel-

Aire Lanes with an 846 series on games of 300, 279 and 267. That broke the record set in 2005 by Wally Hildebrand of 837. “He rolled triplicate games of 279 when he set the record,” Wagner said. It was actually the second league of the night for Wagner. After rolling a 717 in an earlier league on lanes 1718, Wagner moved to lanes 9-10 for the Club 523 league and history was in the making. See WAGNER/Page 15

■ State Volleyball

■ Website

PressPros to air Loramie The Division VI football regional semifinal Saturday night between Fort Loramie and Minster will air on Airtime from Harmon Field in Wapakoneta is 6:30 p.m., with Joe Neves and Heath Murray calling the action. Kickoff is at 7 p.m. Fort Loramie comes into the game with a 10-1 record, while Minster is 83 on the season.

Having some fun Lady Vikings ready for state BY JOSH BROWN Ohio Community Media

CASSTOWN — Volleyball isn't the only game the Miami East Vikings excel at. Before each match, they also have a bit of fun with ■ Wrestling a childhood favorite. "Before we leave for every game, we play 'Hide and Go Seek,'" Sam Cash said. "We see who's it, then we hide all over the Piqua Youth Wrestling school." signups will be held "We came back from tonight in the PHS comlunch before the Miltonmons from 6-7:30 p.m. Union (sectional final), Cost is $75. That covers all practices and we were sitting around really bored. We and meets. If you are signing up for needed something to do before leaving for the the first time, you should match," Abby Cash said. bring a birth certificate. "We played, went to the First practce will be Nov. match — and did really 14 in the high school well. It's kind of a goodwrestling room. luck thing now. It's someWrestlers should enter Door 10 on the south side thing fun to do." But to think of the imof the high school. posing Miami East Youth wrestling is for ages 5-13 and you can not Vikings — who have been ranked No. 1 in the state be in junior high and parin Division III all season ticipate. long and are now preparFor more information, ing to play in the procontact Dan Young at gram's first-ever state (937) 773-0337 or semifinal match against emaildyung@woh, Franfort Adena at 2 p.m. Thursday at Wright State University's Nutter CenSTUMPER ter — as running around their school, hiding from each other and playing a youngster's game before How many they go out and decimate touchdowns another team is an odd did Bradford juxtaposition. The two imfootball coach ages simply wouldn't apCurtis Enis pear to go together. score while playing for But the fact that his Penn State? players can do both is one big reason why Miami East coach John Cash says the team is so successful. "I can't explain it. They just get that piece of the puzzle," he said. "They can QUOTED separate work and fun — "I haven't fol- but they still have both. lowed it. I really They just have a knack for They have lots of fun don't have any com- that. and are a very … goofy ment on it." bunch. But they understand that when it's time

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—Luke Fickell on the scandal at Penn State


John Cash (right) and his Hawaiian print shirt has provided good fortune for Miami East.

Power of the ‘print’ Hawaiian shirt brings Miami East good fortune BY JOSH BROWN Ohio Community Media

CASSTOWN — John Cash knew it was time. “I felt like the kids had worked really hard in the offseason,” the Miami East volleyball coach said. “But I had to see if the kids’ minds were where they needed to be. After we beat St. Henry, I knew they were ready.” Ready for the lucky shirt. When Cash first donned his trademark Hawaiian flower print shirt, emblazoned in Miami East blue and white, his team, his assistants and Viking fans didn’t know what to think. Most didn’t know the power it held. “They were like, ‘What is that?’ They laughed at me,” Cash said at a practice before his Vikings’ state semifinal matchup Thursday against Frankfort Adena. “One of the JV players said, ‘He’s not really going to wear that, is he?’ They’d never seen it before.” “I was embarrassed,” said sophomore Sam Cash, one of John Cash’s two daughters on the team. But anyone familiar with Cash’s coaching past See FUN/Page 15 knows the symbolism and

Lady Viking Sendoff All Miami East fans, students, parents and community members are invited to send the Lady Vikings volleyball team off to the Final Four Thursday morning. Tickets will be sold from 9-11 a.m., with the sendoff at 10:45 a.m. Miami East play Frankfort Adena at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Nutter Center. superstition behind the shirts. Before taking over at Miami East, Cash coached at Fairborn High School, holding the reigns of the Skyhawk boys team — another team that he took to the state tournament. And it all began with a simple mistake. “Back in 2000 one day, my staff and I had forgotten our shirts that day,” he said. “And I happened to have one on me — a Hawaiian flower shirt in the school’s colors. We were playing Alter that weekend, and the kids jokingly told me that I should wear it during our match.” Even they had no idea. “We won that weekend. We played really, really well,” Cash said. “After that, I had to wear it. And I wore it all the way to our state semifinal run in 2005.”

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The Skyhawks lost in the semifinal to eventual state champion Cincinnati Moeller — but they were the only team all season to take sets from the Crusaders. “After that, I quit coaching,” Cash said. “My wife Kelly and I started to do things with AAU basketball and spend time with our daughters. It was about that time.” His old team didn’t forget, though — the next season, the Skyhawks had that trademark shirt hanging behind their bench during their matches. And Cash didn’t forget, either. “Wes Welbaum gave me a call in the summer of 2008 while I was on a fishing trip in Tennessee,” Cash said. “He asked me to come back as his assistant, said it would be his

last year and that he was looking for someone to take over the program. I came back for a day, interviewed and headed back to Tennessee. They gave me a call soon after that and told me I got the job.” When he took over in 2009, the Vikings went 167. Last season, they went 21-3, won their first Cross County Conference title and went undefeated in the league and reached the sectional final, losing to Anna. Going into this season — a season in which the Vikings knew they could improve even more on their impressive 2010 campaign — Cash decided it was time. And then Miami East upset St. Henry, arguably the most dominant D-IV team in state history and one with an incredible championship pedigree, early in the season — and the flower shirts came out in force. And his assistant coaches, Lori Smith and Lauren Kiwacka, couldn’t have known that they’d become a part of it. “I didn’t even have mine until a week before the season,” Cash said. “After we beat St. Henry, I knew. See EAST/Page 15



Wednesday, November 9, 2011



■ Edison CC Women’s Basketball

Continued from page 14


Edison Community College’s Jo Steva makes a move to the basket Tuesday.

Full ‘Steva’ ahead Lady Chargers freshman has big game in win over Rio Grande The Edison Community College women’s basketball team got a big effort from Jo Steva in a 60-51 win over Rio Grande JVs Tuesday night. The St. Marys grad scored 26 points and pulled down 23 rebounds. “That was really the story,” Edison coach Kim Rank said. “Jo (Steva) had a big game for us. “She was able to get the ball to the basket. That was important, because we didn’t get a whole lot of scoring from other people.” Cori Blackburn added 11 points and Kendra Brunswick scored 10, her second straight double figure game. Edison will host Glen Oaks in a doubleheader Saturday. The women’s game starts things off at 1 p.m. EDISON SCORING Kristen Winemiller 1-0-2, Cori Blackburn 4-2-11, Kendra Brunswick 4-2-10, Mackenzie May 0-0-0, Martina Brady 0-2-2, Brooke Gariety 1-0-2, Lottie Hageman 3-1-7, Dakota Sowders 0-0-0, Jo Steva 8-10-26. Totals: 21-17-60. 3-point field goals — Blackburn. Records: Edison 1-1.


Leah Dunivan passes the ball Saturday. make someone else laugh." Another way the team has had fun on the floor through its tournament run has been its student section. The section has progressively gotten bigger throughout the season, and Viking fans have consistently outnumbered — and been more organized — than their opposition's. "The more students come out, the more pumped up we are," Allie Millhouse said. "Garrett (Mitchell) has been crazy. He's been their leader, and last time we played, he came with a piece of paper with new cheers for everyone to learn." "And they're only going to get better," Morrett said.

Just like the Vikings are at hiding. "One time, they didn't find me at all," Abby Cash said. "But I'd say Trina (Current), Sam and Leah are the best hiders — even though they cheat." "We'll have players coming back with white dust all over them from hiding in the boiler room, we'll have players that lock themselves in the coach's office … we're intense about it," Sam Cash said. "We have to play. We get really, really angry if we don't get to play," Ashley Current said. And if the Vikings continue to do their job Thursday, they'll get one more chance on Saturday to play H.A.G.S. — before the state championship match.

Yep. “While it isn’t their choice — they are forced to wear them — they’ve been really good sports about it,” Cash said. But as the Vikings kept winning, the shirts’ legacy has grown. “There was a kid’s status on Facebook today

wondering where he could get a ‘signature Coach Cash version Hawaiian flower print shirt,’” Sam Cash said with a laugh. One way or another, whether the shirts play a part in it or whether it’s just superstition, one thing is for sure. It’s the Vikings’ time.

time. I think that helped me, I wasn’t as nervous.” After starting the second game with three straight strikes, he left a four-pin before running off 13 more strikes in a row which finished off a 279 and carried into the third game. “At that point, I started thinking you have to get an 800 series after those two games,” Wagner said. “The manager came up to me before the third game and told me the house record was within reach.” He locked up an 800 series early in the third game and started thinking about house record — after leaving a four pin in the seventh frame, Wagner knew it would not be easy. “I knew I either had to go nine spare and strike out or strike in the eighth, ninth and my first ball in the tenth,” he said. Wagner took the latter option, rolling three strikes in a row before finishing by getting eight

pins. “That was a big relief on the first strike in the tenth when I locked it up,” he said. “I have bowled here since I was four years old so to get the house record means a lot. After that, I probably didn’t concentrate as much as I should have on the next ball — but that happens.” And things have continued to happen for Wagner in the last week. “I have heard from a lot of people,” he said. “The biggest thing is I now have a full sponsorship with Jet Bowling, which is big for me. That just happened last night (Monday).” Right now, Wagner is going through preseason practices with the high school bowling team. “I think it probably shows them I know what I am talking about when I put up scores like that,” he said. Along with putting his name at the top of the Brel-Aire list.

East Continued from page 14 They (Smith and Kiwacka) got theirs pretty quick after that.” “I just thought, ‘Are you kidding?’” Smith said. “I’d watched him at Fairborn, and I knew he always wore them,” Kiwacka said. “But I didn’t think we’d have to. I was like, ‘Are you serious?’” Lottie Hageman goes up for two points Tuesday.


■ College Football

Paterno in fight to keep his job at PSU Trustees support of coach eroding STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Coach Joe Paterno is fighting for his job amid "eroding" support from Penn State's board of trustees and a widening sex-abuse scandal and possible cover-up centered on former assistant and one-time heir apparent Jerry Sandusky. Paterno's regularly scheduled news conference was abruptly canceled Tuesday. A university spokesman cited "ongoing legal circumstances," a reference to charges announced over the weekend that Sandusky molested eight young boys between 1994 and 2009, and that two PSU administrators who have since stepped aside failed to notify authorities of a 2002 incident re-

for business, when they've got to be sharp and crisp, that is there, too." "Having fun helps us become more of a family, more of a team," Abby Cash said. "We know we have to focus, but we have fun, too. It's really now that hard. We don't even think about it." Outside hitter Angie Mack said that separating the two isn't really how it works, though. "We still have fun while we're doing what we need to do," she said. "We don't separate the two (business and fun). “We combine them. That's where our passion comes from. "When we start playing without passion, that's when we don't play as well." "We're just all really competitive," Sam Cash said. "We know that if we mess around when we're on the floor, we're not going to win. But we're still having fun on the floor." But for a team that has had high expectations all season despite being so young — Kelsey Vanchure is the Vikings' lone senior — it's also been a way to not feel any pressure. "A lot of us get really nervous sometimes," Allison Morrett said. "The more fun we have, the more relaxed we are." "The winning IS the fun," Leah Dunivan said. "When we're doing our job right, we're having lots of fun. Sure, we screw around a lot of the floor. It's important to have the fun. If you don't, you get stressed and burned out." "We have really hardcore practices," Ashley Current said. "We've got to have it (fun)." "Without the fun, I honestly don't know how many of us would be here," Abby Cash said. "We work really hard in practice, but fun is just in our blood. Someone is always doing something to

ported by an eyewitness. Hundreds of fans staged a raucous rally outside Paterno's home Tuesday evening. He appeared briefly, along with some family members, and thanked the crowd for coming. "I've lived for this place. I've lived for people like you guys and girls," Paterno said. "It's hard for me to say how much this means," the 84-year-old coach said. "As you know, the kids that were the victims, I think we ought to say a prayer for them." Asked if he was still the coach, Paterno didn't answer but a young woman who stood with her arm around him replied: "Now is not the time." Paterno's son, Scott,

said his father was disappointed over the decision by PSU President Graham Spanier to cancel the news conference. Addressing reporters outside his parents' house, Scott said Joe was prepared to answer questions about Sandusky — who maintains he is innocent — and further that his father plans to coach not only Saturday's game against Nebraska, but for the long haul. Earlier in the day, Paterno stepped out of a silver sedan being driven by his wife, Sue, and headed to the team practice. At one corner of the facility, managers hastily put plywood boards over an exposed fence to block See PATERNO/Page 16

Continued from page 14 “I wasn’t hitting anything earlier,” Wagner said. “Then, when I moved for the second shift, everything just started clicking.” So much so that Wagner rolled a 300 in his opening and started the night with 15 straight strikes. “I was pretty excited about the 300, because I hadn’t rolled one in two years,” Wagner said. And rolling a 300 game in the opening game brought back memories. “The only other time I started with a 300 was my first 300,” Wagner said. “That was really important to me because my dad was still alive and I remembering calling him to tell him right after I did it.” He said there was an unusual reaction to his 300 game this team — which helped him. “Usually, when I have been going for a 300, everybody comes down and is watching,” he said. “That didn’t happen this



Wednesday, November 9, 2011

■ Boxing



■ All-Ohio Volleyball

Boxing loses legend Former champ dead at age 67 PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Joe Frazier had to throw his greatest punch to knock down "The Greatest." A vicious left hook from Frazier put Muhammad Ali on the canvas in the 15th round in March 1971 when he became the first man to beat him in the Fight of the Century at Madison Square Garden. "That was the greatest thing that ever happened in my life," Frazier said. It was his biggest night, one that would never come again. Frazier, who died Monday night after a brief battle with liver cancer at 67, will forever be associated with Ali. No one in boxing would ever dream of anointing Ali as The Greatest unless he, too, was linked to Smokin' Joe. "I will always remember Joe with respect and admiration," Ali said in a statement. "My sympathy goes out to his family and loved ones." They fought three times, twice in the heart of New York City and once in the morning in a steamy arena in the Thrilla in Manila in the Philippines. They went 41 rounds together. Neither gave an inch and both gave it their all.







Six local players named All-Ohio Abby Cash, Thobe named to first team Six local volleyball players were named to the AllOhio volleyball team, selected by the Ohio High School Volleyball Coaches

Association. In Division III, Miami East’s Abby Cash was named to the first team, while Sam Cash was

named to the third team and Angie Mack received honorable mention honors. In Division IV, Lehman’

Catholic junior Andrea Thobe topped local players, being named to the first team. Lehman’s Ellie Wald-

smith was named to the third team, while Russia’s Ashley Borchers was named honorable mention.

Piqua Team Headed to SAY State Tournament


The Anderson Home Health Care soccer team of Piqua took home the 2011 Darke-Miami Area SAY Soccer Boy's Wings Championship. They are headed to the state tournaments in Morrow on Sunday. Pictured from left to right are coach Jason Anderson, Tyler Bauer, Nicholas Caldwell, Jaden Epperson, Ethan Heidenreich, Gage Wills, Ryan Cromes, Deacon Buechter, Eli Baker, Gabriel Switzer, Michael Switzer, Braden Anderson, Tripp Schulte, Nick Swank, and Kaden Barton. Not pictured is assistant coach Ashley Wills.

Paterno Continued from page 15 photographers' view of the field. At the spontaneous rally at his house, Paterno held his fists over his head three times and said, "We are ..." And the crowd replied, "Penn State!" "We're always going to be Penn State," Paterno said. "I'm proud of you. I've always been proud of you. Beat Nebraska."

Paterno, who earns about $1 million annually from the school, has been head coach for 46 years and part of the Penn State staff for more than six decades, and his old-school values pervade every corner of the program. Over that span, the Nittany Lions won two national championships, but unlike many other Division I powerhouses, the

program avoided run-ins with the NCAA. The team generates millions of dollars each year in revenues from attendance, TV rights and sponsorships, but it has stubbornly stuck with the basic white-and-blue uniforms that are now among the most recognizable in college football. All those things have inspired pride in the re-

gion and fierce loyalty to Paterno, who is the winningest coach in Division I and one of the most respected in any sport. That lofty status, however, has been the subject of heated arguments in recent days, among students on campus, construction workers on the street and the PSU board of trustees. A person familiar with the trustees' discussions

said support there for Paterno was "eroding," but couldn't gauge whether the board would take action. The same person said Spanier has also lost support ahead of Friday's board meeting, which Gov. Tom Corbett said he plans to attend. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the subject. After the rally at Pa-

terno's house, some students headed to the adbuilding, ministration where they thought some trustees might be meeting. Earlier, in a brief conversation with The Associated Press, board Chairman Steve Garban said "we're in sessions" when asked if the trustees were having an emergency meeting.

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Edison’s Kristen Winemiller (4) drives to the basket Tuesday night. The Lady Chargers defeated Rio Grande JVs 60-51. For more , see page 15. 2233227


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