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Joining forces Unique opportunity presents itself to educate the public BY JENNIFER RUNYON For the Daily Call PIQUA – A trip down Looney Road shows a unique opportunity for education. Piqua High School, Upper Valley Career Center and Edison Community College have joined forces to develop that opportunity. The boards of education for Piqua City Schools and the Upper Valley CC along with the board of trustees from Edison met recently at the Backyard Bistro. To anyone’s knowledge this was the first time the boards had met. “I think it went very well. I think you’re going to see some great things come out of this,” said Rick Hanes, PCS superintendent. Hanes, Upper Valley CC Superintendent Dr. Nancy Luce and Edison President Dr. Cristobal Valdez have been meeting quarterly since Valdez came to Edison in the summer of 2011. Valdez said he reached out to Hanes and Luce because, “We have a collective mission to educate the citizens of Piqua and Miami County and we will be able to do that more effectively if we work collaboratively.” Although the leaders have been meeting, they all saw it beneficial to bring their boards in. “I think it was important for the boards to hear our main objective and sit down and break bread together,” Valdez said. Hanes added that the board represents the citizens and that by adding the boards, a “more community perspective” was gained. The leaders see many possibilities for the schools to work together.

Former official pleads guilty Jack Kramer given two-year probation, ordered to pay $9,300 in restitution BY WILL E SANDERS Staff Writer TROY — A former Edison Community College official who conducted business illegally by granting media contracts to the school that benefited his private business

for personal gain avoided a prison sentence Tuesday in common pleas court and will instead serve a two-year probation sentence and pay $9,300 in restitution. Jack R. Kramer, 64, of Yellow Springs, appeared at his sentencing hearing in common pleas court to answer to

his lone conviction of having an unlawful interest in a public contract, which he pleaded guilty to in September to avoid a two-day trial. Kramer, the former marketing and public relations director for Edison, was originally charged with two felony See Guilty/Page 8 KRAMER



Marcia Doncaster, director of the Miami County Animal Shelter, plays with four lab-mix puppies and their mother, Precious, at the shelter on Tuesday. The former owner of the dogs, Shonda Lee, of Piqua, signed over ownership of Precious to the shelter on Tuesday afternoon so that the mother could be reunited with her pups. Lee faces a charge of animal cruelty and failure to license for her part in last Friday’s incident in which the puppies were found abandoned on Peterson Road near County Road 25-A. Two of the animals had been thrown over the Miami River bridge before Deputy Sarah Fraley spotted the dogs and the driver, later identified as Steven Bixler, 29, of Piqua, who fled before he was able to throw the other two dogs over the side. Bixler faces two counts of animal cruelty and four counts of abandonment. Dorcaster said that the shelter has received more than 100 applications to adopt the puppies.

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Thanksgiving Service to be held PIQUA — The Piqua Association of Churches will host its annual Community Thanksgiving Service at 6 p.m. Sunday at the True Vine Church, 531 W. Ash S. For more information, call (937) 606-2063.

DAYTON — WDTN-TV Channel 2’s 31st anniversary Food for Friends campaign begins today and will run through Monday, Dec. 24, with corporate sponsors Kroger, Dayton Power & Light Company along with the Utility Workers Union of America, and Huntington Bank. “WDTN is committed to helping families in need in the Miami Valley,” said Joe Abouzeid, WDTN-TV President & General Manager. “It’s

our mission as a station and staff to give back whenever possible.” Since 1982, when WDTN-TV developed the first Food for Friends campaign, over 12 million food items have been collected and distributed to needy families through The Foodbank of Dayton and other food pantries throughout the region. Food for Friends barrels will be located in Kroger stores throughout Montgomery, Logan, Preble, Clark,


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BY KEN THOMAS Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Labor leaders say President Barack Obama remains committed to preserving tax cuts for middle class families and ensuring that the wealthiest Americans pay more in taxes. The leaders of labor unions met with Obama Tuesday to discuss ways of averting the so-called “fiscal cliff” and find consensus on a plan to prevent more financial hardships next year. AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka says Obama expressed his commitment to ensuring that the wealthy pay their fair share in taxes. He says labor leaders made clear their opposition to benefit cuts to Medicare as part of any plan to deal with the fiscal cliff. Labor and progressive leaders say they plan to make a public campaign during the lame duck session to pressure Republicans to support higher taxes for the wealthy.



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Evelyn Loretta Wheeler was a member of Faith Community United Methodist Church, Xenia. Evelyn was very active on various committees in her churches in Phoenix, Arizona, Bellaire, Michigan and Xenia. She was a spirited piano player, who entertained audiences with church hymns and popular tunes. Evelyn enjoyed traveling and spoke frequently about her trips to the Holy Land and Africa. She delighted her family with butterscotch pies, homemade noodles, canned peaches and pickles. Evelyn was a farmer’s wife and a loving homemaker who was very active working on the family farm. are Arrangements being handled by Melcher-Sowers Funeral Home, Piqua. Friends may call from 12:30-1:30 p.m. Friday, at the funeral home. Funeral service will be held at 1:30 p.m. with the Rev. Norman Dunlap, cousin, offiBurial and ciating. committal service will follow at 3:30 p.m. in Woodland Cemetery, Xenia. Memorial contributions may be made to Greene Street United Methodist Church, 415 W. Greene Street, Piqua, OH 45356. Condolences may be expressed to the family at

Randy Lynn Payne TROY — Randy Lynn Payne, 55, of Troy, passed away at 1:25 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, 2012, at his residence. He was born Aug. 10, 1957, in Springfield, to the late Randolph S. and Charlotte Marie (Courter) Payne. He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Amber N. Payne-Miller and Adrian Miller of Troy; son, Randy A. Payne of Troy; sister, Lori J. Payne of Troy; four grandchildren, Carsyn R. Miller, Gracelyn A. Miller, Riley M. Miller, and Rowdy Y. Payne; two nieces, Jeanie M. Payne and Stephanie L. and Brandon M. Engle; and three great-nephews.

He was a 1976 graduate of Piqua Central High School and a member of Koinos Church, Troy. A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, at Baird Funeral Home, Troy, with Pastor Johnathan Newman officiating. Interment will be in Oakdale Cemetery, Urbana. Friends may call from 5-7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the family in care of Baird Funeral Home, 555 N. Market St., Troy, Ohio 45373. Friends may express condolences to the family through

Weather to be quiet High pressure is our fair weather friend this week! It will be cold, with highs in the 40s and lows in the 20s, but at least the weather will be quiet with lots of sunshine. There will be a slow moderation in temperatures as we head towards the weekend. High: 44 Low: 25.



TROY — Leonard A. Bair, 85, of Troy, passed away at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, 2012, at the Upper Valley Medical Center, Troy. He was born on July 14, 1927, in Troy, to the late Gideon J. and Mae (Ely) Bair. He married Wanda M. (Plessinger) Bair in 1948, they shared almost 64 years of marriage and she survives. In addition to his wife, Mr. Bair is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, James and Vicky Bair of St. Paris; brother and sister-in-law, Charles and Betty Bair of Casstown; two sisters, Jean Crego and Arzella Linscott of Troy; and two granddaughters, Tracy (Jason) Bliem of Urbana and Carol (Robert) Hess of Tipp City; and one greatgranddaughter, Elayna. In addition to his parents, Mr. Bair was preceded in death by one brother, Bailey Bair; one sister, Anita Ditmer and one son, Charles William

Bair. Mr. Bair had been a lifelong resident of Troy. He was a 4-H adviser, founder of the Horseshoe Club, member of the Trojan Square Dance Club, the Lakeland Golf Course, and Hobart’s Quarter Century Club. Mr. Bair was a 1945 graduate of Newton High School. He worked as a machine operator at Hobart for 27 years and had been a mower at Miami Shores Golf Course since 1990. Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, at the Lost Creek United of Christ, Church Casstown, in the Fellowship Hall with the Rev. Stephen Cuff officiating. The family will receive friends immediately after the service until 4 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, or to the donor’s favorite charity. Friends may express condolences to the family through

Robert William Kincaid BRADFORD — Robert William Kincaid, 90, of Bradford, died Sunday, Nov. 11, 2012, in Piqua. He was born Sept. 24, 1922, in Lawrenceville, to the late George and Lenna Elizabeth (Michael) Kincaid. Robert assisted his father with the daily f a r m chores in his youth. He served in the United States Army in World War II and received an honorable discharge on Oct. 18, 1945. He married Marcella Jean Fessler on June 14, 1947, who preceded him in death in 2010. He was a member of Bradford Pilgrim Holiness Church, a life member of DAV, Disabled American Veterans, attended Frankfort Pilgrim College for five years and pastored three churches and assisted in other churches. Preceded in death by his parents; wife; two brothers, Stanley Kincaid and Junior Kincaid; four sisters, Thelma Lease, Elizabeth Kincaid, Ruth Kincaid and Edna Carella. Robert is survived by two sons and daughtersin-law, the Rev. Gordon

and Linda Kincaid of Coopersburg, Pa, and Tim and Elaine Kincaid of Winfield, Pa.; one daughter and son-in-law, Rachel Lenna and Paul Brown of Piqua; six grandchildren, Nathaniel and Melanie Kincaid of Pennsylvania, Jonathan and Amber Kincaid of Pennsylvania, Lauren and Jeffrey Duttry of Pennsylvania, Wesley and Amy Brown of Rosewood, Brandon and Heather Brown of Sidney and Brent Brown of Piqua; great-grandchilseven dren, Chloe, Shania, Trenton, Destynie, Helena, Branson and Naisa; and other relatives and friends. Funeral services will be held Friday at 10:30 a.m. at Bradford Pilgrim Holiness Church with the Rev. Gordon Kincaid and the Rev. John Powell officiating. Interment Harris Creek Cemetery, Bradford with Military Honors provided by V.E.T. S. of Piqua. The family will receive friends Thursday 5-8 p.m. at Stocker-Fraley Funeral Home, Bradford. If desired, contributions may be made to Bradford Pilgrim Holiness Church. Condolences may be left for the family at

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TROY — Terry L. Coons, 68, of Troy, passed away at 11:20 a.m. Monday, Nov. 12, 2012, at Koester Pavilion, Troy. A gathering of family and friends will be held Thursday, at Baird Funeral Home, Troy.

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Gavin H. ‘Sonny’ Eickmeyer WEST MILTON — Gavin H. “Sonny� Eickmeyer, 80, of West Milton passed away Monday, Nov. 12, 2012, at Koester Pavilion, Troy. He was born Feb. 12, 1932, in Tipp City. He was preceded in death by his parents, George Harold and Gladys (Harshman) Eickmeyer; grandchild, Nathan Glauser; and brothers, Keith, Joe and Ken Eickmeyer. Gavin is survived by his beloved wife of 24 years, Cinda D. (Strohm) Eickmeyer; loving family, son and daughter-in-law, Greg and Teena Eickmeyer of West Milton; daughters and sons-in-law, Jenifer and Ron Haynes of Brazil, Ind. and Karol and George Fedorchoc of Valporasio, Ind.;

grandchildren, Diane, Lisa and Courtnee; eight greatgrandchildren; sisters and brothers-in-law, Barbara and Bob Stafford of Tipp City, Patricia Hornick of West Milton, and Jean and Frank Birtle of Tipp City. He was a retired Tool and Die Maker and also retired from NCR. Sonny doted on his grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and had a love of farming, horses and story telling. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, at the Hale-Sarver Family Funeral Home, 284 N. Miami St., West Milton with the Rev. Robert Kurtz officiating. Burial will follow at Polk Grove Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-7 p.m. Friday, at HaleSarver.

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Quarter auction for Rehab Center set PIQUA — The Direct Sales Network next quarter auction for the Rehabilitation Center for Neurological Development & Nicholas School is set for Thursday. The auction is being held at the Piqua Knights of Columbus located at 204 W. Ash St. The doors will open at 6:15 p.m. The will start auction promptly at 7 p.m. Guests attending the auction must be at least 18 years old. Items to be auctioned include numerous gift

cards, gift baskets as well as items from Silpada, Thirty-One, Pamper Chef, Longaberger and much more. According to Carla Bertke, executive director of the Rehab Center, “this is our fourth time that we have been involved with the quarter auction. The money raised for the Center goes directly to helping our clients.” Tickets for the quarter auction are $2 and are available at the Rehabilitation Center at 1306 Garbry Road as well as Readmore’s Hallmark at

430 N. Main St. A limited number of tickets may be available at the door that night. For more information about the quarter auction call 773-7630 or 541BYOQ 8293. Please (Bring Your Own Quarters). $30 will allow you to bid on nearly everything being auctioned. Carla indicated “it’s a wonderful opportunity to get some great gifts and have a lot of fun doing it. We expect a full house.”

Cutting landlines will silence our seniors. Senate Bill 271 has the potential to greatly harm senior Ohioans in rural areas who rely on landlines. Withholding affordable phone service from seniors will cut them off from family, friends and emergency medical services.

Southview to hold general meeting PIQUA — The Southview Neighborhood Association will have its general meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday, at Mote Park Community Center. Everyone who lives, works, or has a business in the area is welcome to come. The meeting is open to the community. The main speaker for

the evening will be Bruce Jamison, city of Piqua Chief of Police. Also on the agenda is the election of officers. Nominated are Jim Vetter, president; Al Cooper, vicepresident; secretary, Brenda Vetter; treasurer, Frank Barhorst; media representative, Brenda Vetter; membership chair,

John Monroe; historian ex-officio, Jean Franz; member-at-large, Linda Stout; visitor communications, Cindi Pearson. Nominations will be entertained from the floor. For more information, call Jim Vetter, Southview Neighborhood Association President, at 778-1696.

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the Elizabeth Township Community Center on Walnut Grove Road. Following a short business meeting, a presentation will be made entitled “the Roaring Twenties through the Carver’s Eyes.” Sue Curtis, Board member of the ETHS, will provide excerpts from the George Carver journals covering the decade 1920-1930. The social events of the period as well as fashion, commerce, fads, and transportation will be shared, including antiques from the period. Light refreshments will be provided and all are welcome to attend.

TROY — Children in grades K-3 are invited to take part in a Holiday Craft & Cookie Workshop from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 1, in the O.S.U. Extension Meeting Room at the old courthouse in Troy. The cost of the workshop is $5 for 4-H members and $7 for non 4-H members. Youth can make up to five craft projects.Any crafts not completed during the two-hour timeframe can be taken home to complete later. There will be cocoa available and children can also decorate and eat cookies. Benefit for Stace Space is limited. The regisEdison England family tration deadline is Tuesday, trip meeting CASSTOWN — The Nov. 27. For more information, contact Ohio State Miami East High School scheduled University Extension, National Honor Society is PIQUA — Edison Com- Miami County at 440-3945. sponsoring a dinner to benmunity College will conduct efit the family of David a meeting about the upcom- Elizabeth Twp. Stace from 5-8 p.m. Nov. 17, ing England trip at 7 p.m. in the K-8 Auditeria. Nov. 26 in the Edison Com- Historical Mr. Stace was a teacher munity College Library. Dr. at the Upper Valley Career society to meet Vivian Blevins will speak Center who passed away in ELIZABETH Twp. — August. His family is memabout the college’s Travel Abroad program and an- The Elizabeth Township bers of the Miami East comswer questions about the Historical Society will host munity, and many students itinerary and logistics of the their annual membership had him as a teacher at the group’s upcoming trip to meeting at 7 p.m. Nov. 27, in UVCC. the multipurpose room of England. The cost for tickets is $10 for adults and students and $5 for children under 6. Tickets may be purchased at the high school, as well as at the door. Dinner will be Regional Group Publisher - Frank Beeson ■ Editorial Department: served starting at 5:30 p.m. Executive Editor - Susan Hartley (937) 773-2721 and the silent auction will FAX: (937) 773-4225 Advertising Manager - Leiann Stewart run from 5-7:30 p.m. E-mail: ■ History Established in 1883, the Piqua Daily Call Human Resources — Betty Brownlee If you would like to do■ Circulation Department — is published daily except Tuesdays and nate any items for the silent 773-2725 Sundays and Dec. 25 at 100 Fox Dr., auction, please contact Circulation Manager — Suite B, Piqua, Ohio 45356. Cheryl Hall 937-440-5237 Miami East High School or ■ Mailing Address: Piqua Daily Call, Postmaster should send changes to the Assistant Circulation Manager — the NHS adviser, Meghan Jami Young 937-773-2721 ext. 202 Piqua Daily Call, 100 Fox Dr., Suite B, Arnold, at 335-7070.All pro■ Office hours Piqua, OH 45356. Second class postage ceeds go to the Stace family. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays. on the Piqua Daily Call (USPS 433-960) is paid at Piqua, Ohio. E-mail address: ■ Subscription Rates: EZ Pay $10 per month; $11.25 for 1 month; $33.75 for 3 months; $65.50 for 6 months; $123.50 per year. Newsstand rate: Daily: $1.00 per copy, Saturday: $1.25. Mail subscriptions: in Miami County, $12.40 per month, unless deliverable by motor route; outside of Miami County, $153.50 annually.

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Wisconsin elections ease to end BY DINESH RAMDE MILWAUKEE (AP) — Candidates approving this message have been at it for two years in Wisconsin, along with the robocalls, angry commercials, emails begging for campaign donations and glossy political mail. Think you had it bad over the last few months? Don’t complain to Wisconsin voters, who have endured a continuous stream of elections, recalls and recounts since 2010, including one statewide election each month between April and June. With Tuesday’s presidential and congressional races finally over in this battleground state, residents are settling in to a campaign respite. Some said they’re answering their phones again. Local advertisers have access to the prime television spots that had been monopolized by wealthy buyers of campaign and issue ads. Campaign volunteers suddenly have free time. “I’m going to catch up on all the reading I’ve been putting off for a year,” said 77-year-old Luonne Dumak, who estimates she spent eight to 20 hours per week volunteering at a GOP headquarters in southeastern Wisconsin for the last two years, including helping Republican Gov. Scott Walker beat back a recall effort. “But you know,” the retired office worker added, “in the spring there’s another state Supreme Court race.” Many local voters probably don’t want to hear that. The action started in 2010, when Walker defeated Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett in a governor’s race that cost $37.4 million, a record at the time. Walker moved swiftly to curtail collective bargaining rights for most public employees, sparking massive protests and prompting 14 Democratic state senators to flee the state in a futile attempt to block the plan. Democrats then gathered enough signatures to force several Republican officeholders, including Walker, into recall elections as payback. Republicans responded by doing the same to a few Democrats. But since the governor couldn’t face a recall until he’d been in office for at least a year, Democrats in the meantime transformed an otherwise quiet Wisconsin Supreme Court election into a heated referendum on Walker. A few months later, in the summer of 2011, nine state senators from across the state faced recall elections stemming from their positions on the labor law. Democrats defended their three incumbents and also took two of six seats from Republicans. Five more elections arrived in rapid succession this year. Then a Republican presidential primary in April was followed by a Democratic primary in May to decide who would challenge Walker in the June recall election. In August, four Republicans squared off in a bruising primary for the U.S. Senate. It came to an end Tuesday, with the deciding of the presidential and U.S. Senate elections that had attracted national attention and money to the state. Margaret Grace, a junior and member of Marquette University’s College Democrats, spent two years helping with one hectic Wisconsin campaign after another. After working so long to organize volunteers, make phone calls and knock on doors, she said it felt weird to have all the elections come to an abrupt end.


Election night bad for conservatives

a central issue. lection night was a Romney succeeded only good night for modin carrying those states erates. where mostly white, soIt was a bad night for cially conservative, midconservatives. dle-aged and elderly It was the worst night Americans live. Obama, by for partisanship. contrast, expanded his Steve Schmidt, Sen. coalition of Hispanics, John McCain’s campaign African-Americans, manager of 2008, in an inDONNA BRAZILE women, youth, middleterview a few days after Columnist class and blue-collar that election, said, “The Rewhites — the latter voters publican Party wants to, needs to be able to represent, you know, not only conserva- being a singular success in Ohio, where he tives, but centrists as well. And the party saved auto workers’ jobs along with their that controls the center is the party that industry. It was Ohio and other Midwestern Rust Belt states that put Obama into controls the American electorate. The Republican Party should have lis- the winner’s column. “We are an American family and we rise tened to Schmidt. Instead, they catered to its far-right conservative and libertarian or fall together as one nation and as one base, a mere 20 percent of the electorate. people,” Obama said on Election Night. The Republican base is out of step with an The American family now includes growAmerica that is emerging into a 21st cen- ing minority groups that will become the tury destiny as a broader, multicultural, majority by 2050, according to projections. Obama captured 75 percent of the Hisdiverse, yet united nation. But the Republicans, led primarily by panic vote; even garnering 47 percent of the legendary GOP political strategist the Cuban-American vote in Florida, Karl Rove, devised a strategy of alienating which traditionally votes Republican. Now pundits are saying Obama, while and obstructing this emerging majority. For the last four years, Rove, along with re-elected, achieved no mandate. Yet many of his allies, pursued a slash-and- Obama carried 50.4 percent of the popuburn strategy that was clothed in the lan- lar vote as of Nov. 7. Compare that to guage of bipartisanship, but had as its George W. Bush’s 50.7 percent of the popcore objective a “severely conservative” di- ular vote in 2004 — a percentage he said earned him “political capital” that he was vide-and-conquer agenda. President Obama, a pragmatist, found going to spend. Elections change things. himself having to deal with two major po- The changes are not always visible immelitical parties that are becoming more ex- diately. This election is every bit as imtreme, ideological and rigid in their portant as both candidates said it would agendas. Political scientists, pollsters and be. Voters faced a choice between a Repolitical veterans are aware that moder- publican Party that has become increasate voters gathered in the middle under ingly exclusionary, ideological and the label of “independents,” while both immoderate, and the Democratic Party parties moved toward opposite extremes. that Obama has been expanding and Obama has kept a firm hand steering pulling to the center. The choice was made, and however his presidency in moderation, even while being portrayed as “European,” (Mitch Mc- slim, it constitutes a mandate. For the diConnell), “Kenyan” (Newt Gingrich), com- rection we are heading, we should listen munist and/or fascist or criminal (Rush carefully to Obama’s election night speech: Limbaugh), even while fending off liberals “We want our children to live in an Amerin his own party who felt him too uncom- ica that isn’t burdened by debt, that isn’t fortably close to some Bush Administra- weakened by inequality, that isn’t threatened by the destructive power of a warmtion policies. Yet for every move to the left that the ing planet. We want to pass on a country Democratic Congress took, the Republi- that’s safe and respected and admired cans took five steps to the right. “Gover- around the world. … “We believe in a generous America, in a nor, the ’80s are calling,” Obama said to Mitt Romney in the second debate. “They compassionate America, in a tolerant want their foreign policy back.” Obama America, open to the dreams of an immicould also have said, “The 1880’s are call- grant’s daughter who studies in our Dinesh Ramde covers politics for the Associated Press. ing; they want their robber baron policies schools and pledges to our flag. To the young boy on the south side of Chicago back.” During the GOP primaries, Mitt Rom- who sees a life beyond the nearest street ney chose to cater to the Republican base, corner. To the furniture worker’s child in which consists mostly of white, anti-im- North Carolina who wants to become a migrant, anti-labor, anti-women, anti-gay, doctor or a scientist, an engineer or an enbusiness-oriented males, who believe the trepreneur, a diplomat or even a president economic elite drive America’s economy. — that’s the future we hope for. That’s the After securing the nomination, Romney vision we share. That’s where we need to attempted to move to the middle in lan- go — forward. That’s where we need to go.” guage, while still advocating conservative Donna Brazile is a senior Democratic policies. By so doing, Romney created personal distrust as a man who would say or strategist, a political commentator and do anything to get elected. This became contributor to CNN and ABC News, and a public opinion — even among Republicans contributing columnist to Ms. Magazine — as measured by polling. Trust became and O, the Oprah Magazine.


FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Actress Ashley Judd isn’t ruling out a run for U.S. Senate in Kentucky. The former Kentuckian is an active supporter of Tennessee Democrats. She said in a statement Friday that she’s honored to be mentioned as a potential candidate, but she sidestepped the question of whether she would get into the race. “I cherish Kentucky, heart and soul, and while I’m very honored by the consideration, we have just finished an election, so let’s focus on coming together to keep moving America’s families, and especially our kids, forward,” she said. Judd lives in Tennessee and would have to re-establish a residence in Kentucky before she could challenge Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell in his 2014 re-election bid. No Democrats have stepped forward to challenge McConnell, a political powerhouse who already has $6.8 million in the bank for his re-election. In 2008, McConnell won re-election to a fifth term and became Kentucky’s longest serving senator. McConnell spent some $20 million on his last election, beating Democrat Bruce Lunsford, a wealthy Kentucky businessman, by 6 percentage points. “Sen. McConnell and his wife are big fans of Ashley Judd’s movies and appreciate her energy, especially when it comes to bringing young people into the political process,” said McConnell campaign manager Jesse Benton. He held his criticism for those who are pushing her candidacy. Judd is a regular at University of Kentucky basketball games and the Kentucky Derby and has starred in such movies as “Kiss the Girls,” ”Double Jeopardy,” ”Where the Heart Is,” and “High Crimes.” She is married to three-time Indianapolis 500 winner Dario Franchitti and is an annual spectator at the race.

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Terry Fator and his Mirage resort show “Vetriloquism in Concert” will perform at Hobart Arena in Troy, Friday, Dec. 14. quism, puppetry and celebrity impressions resulting in a lion puppet, fittingly named Jackyl Mikeson, to sing “Rock With You” by the King of Pop, Michael Jackson. From his days as a band lead singer while on the road in Southwestern U.S., Fator honed his skills and continued to add to his list of celebrity impressions. At the often-sold-out Mirage Terry Fator Theatre, Vegas visitors continue to remark about the abilities of this man, sounding just like the singing legends he features including Garth Brooks, Guns & Roses, Dean Martin, Lady Gaga, and Aretha Franklin. During his audition at “America’s Got Talent,” Fator amazed the judges with his puppet Emma Taylor and

her impression of Etta James, singing “At Last,” without the slightest movement of his lips. As the winner of the AGT television show, Fator was given a short-term contract in Las Vegas. And in one year, the little-known county fair circuit ventriloquist had gone from small-town appearances to airings on “The Today Show,” “The Oprah Winfrey Show,” “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” and “The Late Show with David Letterman.” His overnight success gained in notoriety and in 2008 Fator signed a multiyear contract to perform in his very own theater at the legendary Las Vegas resort, The Mirage. Just before he signed the multi-million dollar deal with The Mirage, Fator had

agreed to perform in the 3,000-plus seat Troy Hobart Arena. The event was a near sellout and the world-class entertainer has now offered to make a repeat performance from his December 2007 show. “Terry Fator is an incredible entertainer – from singing and comedy to celebrity impressions, he does it all,” said talk show host Larry King. “To simply call him a remarkable ventriloquist is like saying Michelangelo is a house painter.” Tickets for the Dec. 14 show are available online through the Hobart Arena Box Office For more information about the show, contact Hobart Arena (937) 339-2911.

British media in meltdown over ‘omnishambles’ Oxford choice as top term of the year BY JILL LAWLESS Associated Press LONDON (AP) — Britain’s media are in a meltdown and its government is gaffe-prone, so Oxford Dictionaries has chosen an apt Word of the Year: “omnishambles.” Oxford University Press on Tuesday crowned the word — defined as “a situation that has been comprehensively mismanaged, characterized by a string of blunders and miscalculations” — its top term of 2012. Each year Oxford University Press tracks how the English language is changing and chooses a word that best reflects the mood of the year. The publisher typically chooses separate British and American winners. This year’s American champion is “gif,” short for graphics interchange format, a common

format for images on the Internet. The editors said gif was being recognized for making the crucial transition from noun to verb, “to gif”: to create a gif file of an image or video sequence, especially relating to an event. And, inevitably, to share it online. Cute kittens, Olympic champions, President Obama — they’ve all been giffed. Coined by writers of the satirical television show “The Thick of It,” omnishambles has been applied to everything from government PR blunders to the crisis-ridden preparations for the London Olympics. Oxford University Press lexicographer Susie Dent said the word was chosen for its popularity as well as its “linguistic productivity.” She said “a notable coinage coming from the word is Romneyshambles”

— a derisive term used by the British press after U.S. presidential candidate Mitt Romney expressed doubts about London’s ability to host a successful Olympics. Omnishambles was chosen over shortlisted terms including “mummy porn” — the genre exemplified by the best-selling “50 Shades” book series — and “greenon-blue,” military attacks by forces regarded as neutral, as when members of the Afghan army or police attack foreign troops. (For American English speakers, it’s “mommy porn.”) The Olympics offered up finalists including the verb “to medal,” ‘’Games Maker” — the name given to thousands of Olympic volunteers — and distance runner Mo Farah’s victory dance, “the Mobot.” Europe’s financial crisis lent the shortlisted word “Eurogeddon,” while tech-

nology produced “second screening” — watching TV while simultaneously using a computer, phone or tablet — and social media popularized the acronym “YOLO,” you only live once. The final shortlisted term in Britain is an old word given new life. “Pleb,” a derogatory epithet for lowerclass people, was alleged to have been uttered to a police officer by British Cabinet minister Andrew Mitchell. He denied using the term, but resigned. Other words on the U.S. shortlist included Higgs boson (as in particle), superstorm (as in Sandy) and “nomophobia,” the anxiety caused by being without one’s mobile phone. All the shortlisted words have made a splash in 2012, but editors say there is no guarantee any of them will endure long enough to enter the hallowed pages of the Oxford English Dictionary.

Review: Penn Jillette’s book will make you laugh BY JEFF AYERS Associated Press Penn Jillette of the comedy-magic duo of Penn & Teller follows up last year’s “God, No!” with “Every Day Is an Atheist Holiday!” filled with humorous essays that provide new perspectives on familiar life struggles. Readers will enjoy extremely funny stories from a man who loves his

family and doesn’t let his celebrity go to his head. One story tells of how dressing up as a ghost to read a book at his daughter’s day care center became a nightmare when Jillette realized that he looked like a member of the Ku Klux Klan. He explains how Donald Trump’s “Celebrity Apprentice” is edited and describes his collision with singer Clay Aiken when

they both appeared on the show. He realizes that real life is harder than being a celebrity and working to please Trump’s whims on television. He also tells many stories about his work with Teller, including their early years working on street corners, and how some of their tricks have gone horribly wrong. Jillette realizes just how lucky he and Teller are to

have a following and that people are willing to pay to see their act. A few of the essays are follow-ups to “God, No!” but reading the previous book isn’t necessary to enjoy this one. However, Jillette can get quite vulgar and gross at times, so if R-rated language and situations are an issue, stay away. Otherwise, enjoy!

■ Contract Bridge — By Steve Becker

The best way to skin a cat

Declarer often cannot overcome a bad lie of the adverse cards and so has no choice but to hope that they will be divided favorably. But there are also times when he can succeed despite an un-


Learned skills pay off

Fator to perform Vegas show at Hobart Arena next month TROY — In a rare “off Vegas Strip” appearance, Terry Fator and his Mirage resort show “Ventriloquism In Concert” will perform at Hobart Arena, Troy, Friday, Dec.14.What is being viewed as a very aggressive minitour,Fator and his entourage of now-internationally known puppets will perform on the Las Vegas Strip Thursday night; appear at 8 p.m. in Troy on Friday, and then appear at Caesar’s Resort in Windsor, Ontario on Saturday evening before heading back west to continue his Las Vegas engagement the following week. Known for his 2007 victory in the NBC entertainment competition,“America’s Got Talent,” Fator captured the hearts of many television viewers with his unique style of celebrity impressions,comedy, and singing … all without moving his lips. In his early years the entertainer meshed ventrilo-

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lucky distribution, and these are the times that test his mettle. Consider this deal where West leads a diamond against four spades, declarer winning East’s king with the ace. South sees four potential losers -- three clubs and a heart -- and immediately starts looking for a way to eliminate one of them. One possibility, after drawing trumps, is to lead a low heart from dummy toward his queen. If East has the king and takes it, South will eventually get rid of a club loser on the ace; if East

does not take his king, he loses it. Another possibility is to attack clubs by leading a low one toward dummy’s queen. If the queen loses to East’s king or ace, South will still have the J-9 left and can later lead a club from dummy toward his hand and perhaps score a club trick. As the cards lie, neither of these approaches succeeds against best defense, and South would go down one. However, declarer can assure the contract if he plays correctly. After drawing

trumps, he cashes the Q-9 of diamonds, discarding a heart from dummy, and then plays the ace and another heart. This leaves South firmly in the driver’s seat. The defender who wins the second heart with the king will have to yield a ruff-and-discard or else lead a club, establishing a club trick for declarer. The suggested method of play totally eliminates the luck factor that appears to exist when dummy first comes down. Tomorrow: Ultrasane insanity.

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Actor Jason Biggs defends his tweeting ways BY JOHN CARUCCI Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Jason Biggs is brushing off criticism he received during the recent election season for vulgar tweets that referenced the wives of both Republican Mitt Romney and his running mate in the presidential race, Paul Ryan. The “American Pie” star took heat for off-color comments posted to his Twitter feed at the time of the Republican National Convention in August. The outpouring of criticism from parents groups, pundits and others led Nickelodeon to issue an apology for the actor’s comments on the social media website. Biggs is providing one of the voices in the cable TV station’s new animated series “Teenage Mutant Ninja

Turtles.” “I made a political tweet, so I got a little bit of heat from the right,” he said. With elections over, Biggs says he’s moving on. He appeared Monday night in New York at the annual 24 Hour Plays event, which was sponsored by luxury pen-maker Montblanc to benefit the Urban Arts Partnership. The benefit draws more than two dozen actors who write, rehearse, and perform one of six plays that they began working on the night before. Biggs’ tweets have also poked fun at the Kardashians, Amanda Bynes, Lindsay Lohan and the ABC show “The Bachelorette.” “I’m more afraid of the Kardashians, than I am of the Republicans,” he said. He said he sees Twitter as an extension of the darker side of his humor.

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Making visits Retirement worries grow 30-somethings most uneasy I LOVINA EICHER The Amish Cook aunts Rachel and Nancy and Uncle Phillip joined us for breakfast. After breakfast we went to Joe’s Uncle Solomon’s house. We visited with him for awhile and he seems to be doing well to think how many broken bones he has from the 11 foot fall. Next we stopped in to visit with Joe’s sister Esther and her husband David. From there we headed to my Aunt Lovina and Abe’s house for the noon meal. She had fixed a good meal for us. Her stepson and family joined us and so did cousin Amos and family, cousin Elizabeth and family and cousin Lovina and family. We used to all be in the same church growing up so we had a lot of catching up to do. It was so surprising to see how their children had grown. I think they thought the same about ours. They grow up way too fast. We headed for home at 3 p.m. and arrived back at 8 p.m. safe and sound. I will share a monkey bread recipe with you.

MONKEY BREAD Bread dough to make your own biscuits or 4 tubes of refrigerated biscuits 3/4 cups sugar 1 Tab. cinnamon Syrup: 1 cup sugar, 2 Tab. water, 1/2 cup softened butter, 1 1/2 tsp. cinnamon, 1/2 teaspoon vanilla. Mix cinnamon and sugar together, cut biscuits into quarters, and shake biscuits in mixture. Place 1/2 the pieces in a bundt pan, pour 1/2 the syrup over this. Repeat with remaining biscuit sand syrup. Bake at 350 for 45 minutes. Serve warm.

Class of 1956 to meet PIQUA — The 1956 Class of Piqua Central High School will meet for lunch on Thursday, Nov. 15, at 12:30 p.m. at the Heck Yeah Sports Bar and Grill on County Road 25-A. All class members and guest are welcome to attend.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Younger Americans in their late 30s are now the group most likely to doubt they will be financially secure after retirement, a major shift from three years ago when baby boomers nearing retirement age expressed the greatest worry. The survey findings by the Pew Research Center, released Monday, reflect the impact of a weak economic recovery beginning in 2009 that has shown stock market gains while housing values remain decimated. As a whole, retirement worries rose across all age groups roughly 38 percent of U.S. adults say they are “not too” or “not at all”confident that they will have sufficiently sized financial nest eggs,according to the independent research group. That’s up from 25 percent in 2009. But the concerns are increasing the greatest among younger adults approaching middle age, whose equity in their homes represents most of their net worth. About 49 percent of those ages 35-44 said they had little or no confidence that they will have enough money for retirement, more than double the 20 percent share in that age group who said so in 2009. Baby boomers born between 1946 and 1964 also reported having more retirement anxieties than before,but now to a lesser degree compared to their younger counterparts.About 43 percent ofAmericans ages 45-54 expressed little or no trust in their retirement security, up from 33 percent in 2009. Among Americans ages 55-64, the share expressing little or no confidence was 39 percent, up from 26 percent. Broken down by smaller groups, the Pew analysis found that retirement worries peaked among adults in their late 30s; a majority, or 53 percent, of Americans ages 36 to 40 lacked confidence that they will have large enough nest eggs. Just three years ago, it was baby boomers ages 51 to 55 who had the most anxiety over whether their income and assets would be sufficient. Richard Morin,a senior editor at Pew

■ Grandparenting ear Grandparenting: My husband and I handle our grandkids in different ways. He is a retired engineer who never was much for any nonsense. When he babysits, he tries to teach the grandkids how to do math or something practical. I am the just the opposite. I enjoy make-believe things. My grandkids like to play games pretending they are someone else and I play right along with them. Last weekend my husband let me have it. He scolded me after the grandchildren had gone home with their parents. He said my way was waste of time that wouldn’t help our grandkids succeed in life one bit. I don’t agree because grandkids need to let their imaginations run wild. Yes, life does get serious later on. But when you are five years old, wouldn’t you agree a little make-be-


who co-authored the report, said the shift in attitudes was somewhat surprising. “I think most people would expect those on the cusp of retirement ages 55 to 64 would be the most concerned about financing their retirement, (so) the finding that the peak is now occurring among adults roughly 20 years younger is notable,” he said.“Moreover, the wealth data showing those approaching or in early middle age had lost the most in the past decade suggests that their concerns are not misplaced.” Morin said that it is hard to predict whether 30-somethings will continue to expressthemostretirementworriesinthe yearstocome,butsaiditwasa“realpossibility”giventhathousingvaluesaren’texpected to fully recover anytime soon. The latest findings come as the presidential campaigns focus most often on retirement issues such as Social Security and Medicare when appealing to older voters. In recent weeks, President Barack Obama has pounded Republican challenger Mitt Romney and his running mate, Rep. Paul Ryan, saying their plan to replace Medicare with vouchers won’t keep up with health care costs. Ryan has sought to reassure seniors by saying that he and Romney won’t alter Medicare for those in or near retirement. An Associated poll in late 2011 also found that concerns about retirement were increasing across all age groups, a reflection of the continuing hard economic times. According to the Pew report, the inflation-adjusted net worth ofAmericans ages 35 to 44 fell roughly 56 percent from 2001 to 2010, the sharpest decline for any age group and more than double the 22 percent rate of decline for boomers ages 55 to 64. Net worth, also referred to as wealth, is the sum of all assets such as a house, car, stocks and

401(k)s, minus the sum of all debts including mortgage, credit card debt, car and tuition loans. In dollars, the median wealth of Americans ages 35 to 44 fell by $56,029 to $43,698 over the past decade. In contrast, those ages 45 to 54 and 55 to 64 lost about $50,000. The median wealth of those 65 and older over the past decade increased slightly the only age group to experience a gain. The 35 to 44 age group has been hit the hardest in terms of wealth because they were the ones most likely to have purchased a home at bubble prices during the housing boom, only to see values shrivel in the housing bust. This younger to middle-aged group also largely stayed out of the stock market from 2001 to 2010 and as a result missed out on the stock run-up that began in 2009, according to Pew’s analysis of Federal Reserve data. The S&P 500 index peaked above 1,500 in October 2007 but then fell to a closing low of 676.53 in March 2009. It has risen significantly since then, closing above 1,200 in December 2010 and is now back above 1,400. Broken down by education and income, adults holding a high school diploma or less were less likely to express confidence in their retirement finances than college graduates, 53 percent vs. 71 percent.Those with family incomes of less than $50,000 also were less confident compared to those making $100,000 or more, 51 percent vs. 79 percent. The Pew study is based on interviews with 2,508 adults by cell phone or landline from July 16 to 26, as well as an analysis of the Survey of Consumer Finances, which is sponsored by the Federal Reserve. The Pew poll has a margin of error of plus or minus 2.8 percentage points, larger for subgroups. The poll was conducted Oct. 5-12, 2011, by Knowledge Networks of Palo Alto, Calif.

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lieve is a good thing? helps children assume — A Grandmother, someone else’s perspective, Houston, Texas and promotes empathy. Powers of imagination Dear Grandmother: are “absolutely vital for In modern society, as contemplating reality,” achievement pressures says Paul Harris, profesand academic performance sor at the Harvard Gradincreasingly encroach on uate School of Education. childhood, the value of Fantasy play is correlated your kind of magical with other positive attribmake-believe thinking utes; preschoolers with may seem to be diminish- imaginary friends are ing. But child development more creative. In the experts believe that such world that young grandmental flights of fancy children inhabit, the abilplay an important role in ity to pretend is a grandchildren’s lives, and strength that enables say research provides evi- them to fix problems like dence of the benefits of stress, says Marjorie Taydoses of magical thinking lor, psychology professor at the University of Oreand fantasy play. The importance of imag- gon. That strikes us as a ination in childhood is es- skill we could all use a litsential for learning about tle more of. people and events that GRAND REMARK grandchildren don’t diOF THE WEEK rectly experience, like history and happenings on In the heat of an arguthe other side of the planet. Imagination also ment, Sam from Ann

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am at the dentist’s office while daughter Susan gets her teeth cleaned. We came in our buggy pulled by our 18-year-old horse Diamond. It was a nice into town with the temperature warmed up into the 50s. I am hoping for a nice warm day to wash our curtains and our windows. If the weather stays this nice we might be able to get that accomplished yet. The week does seem filled up already. Thursday evening we had parent-teacher conferences at the school.The term is already a quarter over with. Friday there will be no school due to the teachers having some meetings. One of my daughters and myself will go help make subs for a “sub drive” on Friday. The proceeds from the subs sold go to help a family in our church with medical bills. It is nice to help one another with each other’s burdens. It lightens the load when everyone pitches in to help. We spent Friday evening to Sunday evening this past weekend visiting family in Holmes County, Ohio. We started out Friday around 4:30 p.m. We stopped to eat supper along the way and arrived out there around 10 p.m. We stayed both nights at Joe’s Uncle John and Susie’s house. We sure appreciated their hospitality. John and Susie’s children have all grown up and moved away from home. I imagine it was quite peaceful for them when we left with our children. Our children loved to play with their two dogs. Saturday morning we joined John and Susie at a fund-raiser breakfast their church was having. Joe’s Uncle Solomon, Aunts Nancy and Rachel, and cousin Arlene and family were all there as well. We then looked up Joe’s brother Benjamin, Miriam and family. We had a nice visit with them. From there we headed for the Pearl Valley Cheese Factory where we picked up some Swiss cheese and trail bologna. Every time Joe’s father would go to Ohio he’d come back with Swiss cheese and trail bologna. It seems hard to not pick some up when we go to Ohio. We ate lunch at Miller’s Dutch Kitchen in Baltic and then headed back to John and Susie’s house. Aunt Nancy joined us for pizza for our supper. After we ate, Nancy took us over to show us where she lives . The next morning she made us a delicious breakfast consisting of biscuits, sausage gravy, fried potatoes, eggs, bacon, monkey bread, coffee and orange juice. Joe’s



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November is Diabetes Month T1D for a Day text challenge is still going on appy World Diabetes Day everyone! Yes, Nov. 14 is World Diabetes Day. In fact, the entire month of November is Diabetes Month (Yeah, I just did a little dance). OK, I have lots of stuff to talk about today. First I wanted to share a very strange and sad lose to the diabetes community. I saw this the other day and still canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t wrap my brain around it. Joel Connable, 39, was in the television news business. He was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at 13 years old and wore an insulin pump. He had just taken a job at KOMO, the ABC TV station in Seattle, as a week-


end anchor, and was recently married. He called in sick Monday saying he had caught a very bad bug. When he didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t show up to work on Tuesday, the police were asked to do a welfare check. He was dead. Reports say while alone in his apartment, he suffered a diabetic seizure after his pump malfunctioned. Pumps malfunction. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a disappointing fact of life, but how does it go unnoticed? A lack of insulin makes sugar go high. To make things even weirder, he had a diabetes therapy dog to alert him when his sugar was out of line. On Facebook, his parents put out a statement that said

the â&#x20AC;&#x153;lead line was disconnected without his realizing it.â&#x20AC;? I tried and tried to get some more information, but I couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t come up with much. I did find that he was a paramedic before starting his news career. This again highlights the question of how it went unnoticed. Whether I can make sense of it or not, one thing is definitely true â&#x20AC;&#x201C; this is scary! As one fellow type 1er said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;We look normal and live normal lives but we are always an insulin dose or lack of one away from death.â&#x20AC;? To live without walking this thin line with death, we must find a cure! Tonight everyone has the chance to help.

Bob Evans will donate 15 percent of your bill when you present a special flyer. The flyer can be printed from Bob Evanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Facebook page. What a great way to get help and you get something in return. I hope you treat yourself to Bob Evans tonight and donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t forget the flyer. Thanks so much in advance. I also wanted to remind everyone that the T1D for a Day text challenge is still going on and will continue throughout the month. When you text T1D4ADAY to 63566, you agree to get as many as 24 text messages in 24 hours symbolizing what itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s like to be type 1 diabetic and have it constantly needing

your attention. I appreciate anyone who does this, and Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m sure if you know someone with T1D, theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll appreciate it too. This can help you relate to them a little bit better and understand a little bit more. If you do the challenge, please e-mail and let me know at And finally, I want to let everyone know that the next Type 1 Talk will be held from 2-4 p.m. Nov. 25 at the Troy-Hayner Cultural Center. We havenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t met in nearly five months, so Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m looking forward to getting this going again. For those of you who donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know, Type 1 Talk is a support group for those of us with this fabulous disease. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re very laid back and have a wide variety of


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Hospital shift changes a dangerous time for patients BY ALVIN TRAN Kaiser Health News Before physicians at Massachusetts General Hospital finish their 13-hour shifts in the surgical intensive care unit, they hand off their patients to the crew taking over. The outgoing and incoming doctors carefully eximportant change information about each patient to ensure that they are properly cared for through the next shift. Cheryl Ryan, a clinical nurse specialist who works in the surgical ICU, says the doctors begin conversing about the sickest patients and then make their way down the entire list. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s based on the acuity of patients,â&#x20AC;? she said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s just a standard way they have developed over time.â&#x20AC;?

But many hospitals donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t follow such a process, increasing the risk of medical errors, according to Dr. Michael Cohen of the University of Michigan. A new study by Cohen, published this week as a research letter in the Archives of Internal Medicine, found that ICU doctors at one hospital in Ontario, Canada, werenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t discussing cases based on their level of severity but by the patientâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s bed number. The doctors spent more time on cases at the top of the list than at the end. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We call it the â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;portfolio effect.â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the effect that people tend to spend excess time on the early cases on the list. â&#x20AC;Ś Because the total time is limited, that means less time [to discuss the cases] at the end,â&#x20AC;? Cohen said in an inter-

view. By handing off patients based on their bed number or, Cohen says, last name, those cases needing the most discussion time might be shortchanged. According to the study, previous research suggests that miscommunication during handoffs poses a threat to the safety of patients and may be a factor contributing to preventable medical errors. Although his study analyzed videos of 23 handoff sessions involving more than 250 patients at a Canadian hospital, the same practice of patient handoffs based on room number or name is â&#x20AC;&#x153;very commonâ&#x20AC;? in American hospitals. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It applies very generally,â&#x20AC;&#x2122; he added, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a very common practice.â&#x20AC;? Cohen says there are sim-

Workers win health benefits BY ANKITA RAO Kaiser Health News That didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t take long. Just one week after an online petition made news by calling for the Federal Emergency Management Agency to give health benefits to part-time disaster workers responding to Hurricane Sandy, the United States government changed its policy. The Office of Personnel Management, which oversees federal worker benefits, granted â&#x20AC;&#x153;certain employees who work on intermittent schedulesâ&#x20AC;? enrollment in a Federal Employee Health Benefits plan. The rule went into immediate effect Nov. 9. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This regulatory change removes a longstanding barrier to [Federal Employees

Health Benefits] coverage for FEMAâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s disaster assistance employees who are helping the recovery effort in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy,â&#x20AC;? said John Berry, director of OPM. The agency referred to the decision to grant seasonal firefighters health benefits in July as a sort of precedent for offering benefits to reservists, or part-time disaster workers, according to a government document. Currently, reservists make up the majority of about 3,000 FEMA employees sent to areas affected by the hurricane. Until Friday, they were offered federal health care benefits only when deployed. Dena Patrick, author of the petition on behalf of FEMA workers, said the petition â&#x20AC;&#x201D; and the

public awareness spread through social media â&#x20AC;&#x201D; was behind the relatively quick action. She heard about the change when FEMA workers had started to contact her after they heard the news within their organization. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Contacting the heads of the various agencies wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t even necessary. This was truly a grassroots, from the bottom up, movement,â&#x20AC;? Patrick said. The petition had more than 113,000 signatures as of Tuesday morning. Kaiser Health News is an editorially independent program of the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, a nonprofit, nonpartisan health policy research and communications organization not affiliated with Kaiser Permanente.

ple solutions to improve how Family Foundation, a non- nications organization not physicians hand off patients profit, nonpartisan health affiliated with Kaiser Perin between shifts. policy research and commu- manente. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Physicians and nurses have to pay attention at the start of the handoff session Ohio's Social Security offices to which cases require the reducing hours most discussion time,â&#x20AC;? he Effective next Monday, Ohio's Social Security offices will said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Under the [federal] health care act and the stim- be open to the public from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through ulus package, hospitals are Friday, a reduction of 30 minutes each weekday. In addition, beginning Jan. 2, the offices will close to the being encouraged to adopt electronic health records. public at noon each Wednesday. Agency employees will continue to work their regular [They] can be adopted to hours, but the reduced hours to the public will allow emsupport a better picture of which patients need the ployees to complete interviews and process claims work without incurring the cost of overtime. most discussion.â&#x20AC;? Significantly reduced funding provided by Congress for Beginning handoff discusthe first six months of the fiscal year is cited as the reason sions based on case severity should be only part of the so- for the change. On Friday, Nov. 23, all Social Security field offices will be lution, Cohen says. Hospitals should put in more effort closed to the public. Employees working that day will focus into programs that would do on reducing backlogs. Most Social Security services do not require a visit to a a better job allocating the limited amount of time doc- local office. Many services, including applying for retiretors and nurses have during ment, disability or Medicare benefits, signing up for direct deposit, replacing a Medicare card, obtaining a proof of inhandoff sessions. Kaiser Health News is an come letter, or submitting a change of address or telephone editorially independent pro- number, are available at or by callgram of the Henry J. Kaiser ing 800-772-1213.

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Continued from page 1 counts, but one was dismissed after he accepted a plea agreement where prosecutors agreed to stand silent at his sentencing.Under that plea agreement Kramer will make restitution in the amount of $9,300 for his involvement. Kramer’s attorney, Frank Patrizio, said his client was not aware his actions were illegal when he was committing them. “He never received any ethics (violations) for anything at all during his term of employment with Edison Community College,” Patrizio said.“He was unaware that much of his conduct, actually all of his conduct, was

Hanes mentioned that when new programs are created at Edison or Upper Valley CC, it may be possible to pilot them with Piqua High School before adding them to the school’s offerings. He added that the unique aspect of the schools working together and being so close in location, will strengthen grant applications. Also, all three of the schools have components of engineering programs, Hanes looks forward to working together to strengthen those programs. Piqua already has many programs with the other schools. PHS students have the option of taking postsecondary classes at Edison while getting both high school and college credit, and PHS offers College 101 to ninth and 10th graders during which an Edison professor makes the class more familiar with college and the skills they will need. Many classes at PHS are satellite classes with the Upper Valley CC. During these, an Upper Valley CC instructor comes to the high school and teaches classes to PHS students. Also, 129 PHS students are attending the CC this year, and the CC environmental occupations students work with Piqua second graders when they visit Willowbrook Environmental Education Center.

According to Luce, the idea of technical schools partnering with other schools is not limited to Piqua, but the area does have an advantage. “Across the state there is an idea to streamline things so students take those next steps. We’re fortunate to be so close. We want to make sure companies know we have trained workers in this area,” she said. For the Upper Valley CC and Edison, the partnership has been very beneficial. The schools jointly hired Joe Girolamo. Girolamo is the director of workforce development sales and outreach and joined the schools in September. Both Luce and Valdez noted that sometimes when promoting training, the adult schools are overlapping. “We caused a lot of confusion in the community,” Valdez said. Luce added, “We’re trying to have a unified voice.” The boards will meet again April 29th at the Upper Valley CC’s Cornerstone. However, the three leaders will be meeting in the meantime to discuss thoughts from the first meeting and pursue ideas to fulfill their goal. “For student success, it’s a matter of fact, we’ve got to work together,” Luce said.

Fla. socialite at center of general's sex scandal BY TAMARA LUSH Associated Press TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A Florida socialite at the center of a sex scandal surrounding former CIA Director David Petraeus is now part of an investigation into the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan over thousands of alleged “inappropriate communications” between the two. Jill Kelley is a close friend of Petraeus' and served as a sort of social ambassador for U.S. Central Command in Tampa, hosting parties for the general when he was commander there from 2008-10. The 37-yearold woman's complaint about an anonymous, threatening email triggered an FBI investigation that uncovered Petraeus' affair and led to his downfall. Now investigators are poring over email between Kelley and Gen. John Allen, who succeeded Petraeus as the top American commander in Afghanistan in July 2011. Allen has denied wrongdoing.

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illegal. He realizes it was now and he apologizes to the court for his actions.” Kramer said had he known his actions were against the law he “certainly would not have committed this mistake.” Having an unlawful interest in a public contract, a felony of the fourth-degree,is when a public official authorizes or employs authority or influence of the public official’s office to secure authorization of any public contract in which the public official,a member of the public official’s family, or any of the public official’s business associates has an interest. In handing down the sentence, Judge Christopher Gee said Kramer was in a

position of trust with Edison at the time of the crimes. “The defendant was in a position at the time of this offense which obliged him to prevent this offense from occurring,” said Judge Christopher Gee. In 2010, Kramer stepped down from his role at the college after 23 years after committing the offenses between Jan. 25, 2008, and June 27, 2008, and between Dec. 5, 2008, and March 13, 2009. The charges came to light after the Ohio Ethics Commission began an investigation and a Miami County grand jury later indicted Kramer, who also is an area play-by-play sports radio broadcaster and runs an online sports website.

Terry Lewis, an assistant prosecuting attorney, said Kramer committed the offenses while he was employed with the college and obtained media contracts for Edison but “had an interest in an agency from which he was associated with.” Court documents show Kramer benefited from his private business and website through the media contracts and billed Edison approximately $1,500 per month. He faced a maximum 18month prison sentence and a fine of $5,000. The judge said if Kramer violates the terms of his probation he will be sentenced to one year in prison.

had an affair with Kelley, he could face charges of adultery, which is a crime under the Uniform Code of Military Justice. The decision by the FBI to hand off the Allen information to the military seems to indicate the issue is not one involving the handling of classified information, but rather some other issue. The Petraeus case has sparked an uproar in Congress, with lawmakers complaining they should have been told earlier about the probe that has roiled the intelligence and military establishment. Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y., chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, called the latest revelations in the case “a Greek tragedy.” “It's just tragic,” King said Tuesday on NBC's “Today” show.“This has the elements in some ways of a Hollywood movie or a trashy novel.” The issue of what the FBI knew, when it notified top Obama administration officials, and when Congress was told, has brought criticism from lawmakers, who say they should have been told earlier. The White House wasn't informed of the FBI investigation that involved Petraeus until Nov. 6, Election Day, although agents began looking at Petraeus' actions months earlier, sometime during the summer. Senate Intelligence Committee chairwoman Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., complained that she first learned of the matter from the media late last week, and confirmed it in a phone call to the thenCIA director on Friday. That was the same day Obama accepted Petraeus' resignation, and the 60-yearold retired Army general, who headed U.S. military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan before taking charge of the CIA, acknowledged an affair with Broadwell, and expressed regret. Defending the notification timing, a senior federal law enforcement official pointed Monday to longstanding policies and practices,

adopted following abuses and mistakes that were uncovered during the Nixon administration's Watergate scandal of the early 1970s. The Justice Department — of which the FBI is part — is supposed to refrain from sharing detailed information about its criminal investigations with the White House. The FBI also looked into whether a separate set of emails between Petraeus and Broadwell might involve any security breach. That will be a key question Wednesday in meetings involving congressional intelligence committee leaders, FBI deputy director Sean Joyce and CIA deputy director Michael Morell. A federal law enforcement official, speaking on condition of anonymity to discuss details of the investigation, said the FBI had concluded relatively quickly — and certainly by late summer at the latest — that there was no security breach. Absent a security breach, it was appropriate not to notify Congress or the White House earlier, this official said. Extramarital affairs are viewed as particularly risky for intelligence officers because they might be blackmailed to keep the affair quiet. For military personnel, adultery is a crime under the Uniform Code of Military Justice. According to two federal law enforcement officials, the FBI initially began a criminal investigation of unsigned, harassing emails that were sent, beginning last May, to Kelley, a Tampa socialite. She and her husband, Scott, were longtime friends of Petraeus and his wife, Holly. FBI agents traced the alleged cyber harassment to Broadwell and during that process discovered she was exchanging intimate messages with a private Gmail account. Further investigation revealed that account belonged to Petraeus, under an alias. Petraeus and Broadwell apparently used a trick, known to terrorists and

teenagers alike, to conceal their email traffic, one of the law enforcement officials said. Rather than transmitting emails to the other's inbox, they composed at least some messages and instead of transmitting them, left them in a draft folder or in an electronic “dropbox,” the official said. Then the other person could log onto the same account and read the draft emails there. This avoids creating an email trail that is easier for outsiders to intercept or trace. Agents later told Petraeus that Broadwell sent emails warning Kelley to stay away from the general and carrying a threatening tone. Friends and former staff members of Petraeus told The Associated Press that he has assured them his relationship with Kelley was platonic, although Broadwell apparently saw her as a romantic rival.They said Petraeus was shocked to learn last summer of Broadwell's emails to Kelley. Petraeus also denied to these associates that he had given Broadwell any sensitive military information. FBI agents who contacted Petraeus told him that sensitive, possibly classified documents related to Afghanistan were found on her computer, the general's associates said. He assured investigators they did not come from him, and he mused to his associates that they were probably given to her on her reporting trips to Afghanistan by commanders she visited in the field there. One associate also said Petraeus believes the documents described past operations and had already been declassified, although they might have still been marked “secret.” Broadwell had high security clearances as part of her former job as a reserve Army major in military intelligence. But those clearances are only in effect when a soldier is on active duty, which she was not at the time she researched the Petraeus biography.

Scandal Continued from page 1 Defense Secretary Leon Panetta revealed that the Pentagon had begun an internal investigation into emails between Gen. John Allen and a Florida woman involved in the case. Some of the 20,000-plus pages of documents and emails between Allen and Tampa socialite Jill Kelley were “flirtatious,” according to a senior defense official who spoke on condition of anonymity because he wasn't authorized to discuss the case publicly. It wasn't immediately clear who wrote the flirtatious notes — Allen, Kelley or both. Allen succeeded Petraeus as the top American commander in Afghanistan in July 2011, and his nomination to become the next commander of U.S. European Command and the commander of NATO forces in Europe has now been put on hold, as the scandal seemed certain to ensnare another acclaimed military figure. In a White House statement early Tuesday, National Security spokesman Tommy Vietor said President Barack Obama has held Allen's nomination at Panetta's request. Obama, the statement said,“remains focused on fully supporting our extraordinary troops and coalition partners in Afghanistan, who Gen.Allen continues to lead as he has so ably done for over a year.” It was Broadwell's threatening emails to Kelley, a Petraeus family friend, that led to the FBI's discovery of communications between Broadwell and Petraeus indicating they were having an affair. Petraeus acknowledged the affair when he resigned from the CIA post on Friday. In the latest revelations, a Pentagon official traveling with Panetta to Australia said “inappropriate communications” — 20,000 to 30,000 pages of emails and other documents from Allen's communications with Kelley between 2010 and 2012 — are under review. The official would not say whether they involved sexual matters or whether they are thought to include unauthorized disclosures of classified information. He said he did not know whether Petraeus is mentioned in the emails. Allen has denied wrongdoing. He was due to give Panetta a recommendation soon on the pace of U.S. troop withdrawals in 2013. If Allen was found to have


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

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BY FRANCES DRAKE For Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012 ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Jump at any opportunity that comes your way today to travel for pleasure. Others will discover good opportunities related to publishing, the media and higher education. (Flirtations with someone from another culture might excite you.) TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) You definitely can benefit from the wealth and resources of others today. This means if someone offers to help you or give you something, say, “Yes!” GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) This is a lovely day to deal with members of the general public. It’s also an excellent day to have warm relations with close friends and partners. Enjoy hanging out. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Because co-workers are extremely supportive today, this is an easygoing day at work. You feel calm, relaxed and relatively invigorated. It’s a good day! LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) This is a wonderful day to entertain others or get out and schmooze in general. You feel social and friendly, and at the same time, you feel witty and interesting! VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) You’ll enjoy family discussions today, especially with females (including Mom). This is a good day to entertain at home or do something to make your home more attractive. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) Your communication skills are great today! Your conversations with others will flow smoothly, which makes this a great day to reach out and talk to others. (You might want to mend broken fences.) SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) You might see ways to boost your income today. If shopping, you will easily see beautiful things to buy for yourself or loved ones. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) Your appreciation of beauty is heightened today, which is why you will enjoy seeing art galleries, museums and beautiful places. You’ll also enjoy relating to others in a harmonious way. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) Solitude in beautiful surroundings will delight you today. You need a little time to enjoy your privacy and do some navel-gazing. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) Relations in groups, especially with females, will be very positive today. A casual acquaintance might become a friend. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) Others, especially those in positions of authority, will learn details about your private life today. Fear not, they will be impressed with how gracious and caring you are. YOU BORN TODAY Your encounters with others are never casual; they are always intense and definitely exciting. You can be brutally frank, which is sometimes off-putting to others. However, many admire your honesty and courage. You have great patience to pursue your dreams. You know that timing is everything. In the year ahead, a major choice will arise. Choose wisely. Birthdate of: Georgia O’Keefe, artist; Jonny Lee Miller, actor; Chad Kroeger, musician. (c) 2012 King Features Syndicate, Inc.

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Wednesday, November 14, 2012



125 Lost and Found FOUND: Dark grey with brown striped tabby cat. Neutered male and very friendly. Found in Shawnee area-1st Street. Piqua. (937)773-2329 LOST DOG! Bella is a female black Lab who has been missing since 10/29/12 around noon from Crescent Dr at the south end of Sidney. She is wearing a pink collar. Please contact Julie Stewart if you've seen her!! (937)538-8717.


ROUTE DELIVERY DRIVER Taking applications for route delivery driver, must be able to drive 18-22 foot box truck, Must be able to lift 50 pounds. NO WEEKENDS!! APPLY: Piqua Pizza Supply Company, Inc 1727 W.High St. Piqua

NOW HIRING: Companies desperately need employees to assemble products at home. No selling, any hours. $500 weekly potential. Info: (985)646-1700 Dept. OH-6011.


Champaign Residential Services has part time openings available in Miami Shelby, Preble and Darke Counties for caring people who would like to make a difference in the lives of others. Various hours are available, including mornings, evenings, weekends and overnights.

CAUTION Whether posting or responding to an advertisement, watch out for offers to pay more than the advertised price for the item. Scammers will send a check and ask the seller to wire the excess through Western Union (possibly for courier fees). The scammer's check is fake and eventually bounces and the seller loses the wired amount. While banks and Western 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.

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To apply, call 937-335-6974 or stop our office at 405 Public Square Troy OH

Freshway Foods is accepting applications for immediate openings.

Applications are available online at EOE


Complete an application Monday-Friday 8am5pm at 601 N. Stolle Ave. Sidney, Ohio

APPLY: 15 Industry Park Ct., Tipp City

240 Healthcare ✍$✍$✍$✍$✍$✍$✍$✍

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Visiting Angels seeks experienced caregivers for in-home, private duty care. Immediate need for live-in and weekends. 419-501-2323.


235 General

If you are looking to experience growth with a local, reputable organization, please send a cover letter, resume and references to:


105 Announcements

We are seeking a motivated individual who will be able to provide exceptional customer service to our customers in a variety of arenas. Ideal candidate will manage inbound and outbound classified advertising calls by demonstrating expert product knowledge and developing and maintaining relationships with our customers.


As an Inside Classified Sales Specialist, you will sell a variety of classified advertising packages including employment, promotions and private party advertising. An established account base is provided and will be expected to be maximized to full potential. Knowledge of Miami County manufacturing and industries is essential.

The successful candidate should have familiarity of order entry software with the ability to type 50+ wpm. Knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel is required. Excellent written and verbal communication skills and the ability to multi-task are also required. Inside advertising sales or telemarketing experience is preferred.

This position is full time with salary, commission and benefits. No phone calls will be accepted regarding this position. EOE

The Daily Advocate is looking


for a sports enthusiast to join our editorial team.

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

Writing and photography skills required.

Please send resume to:

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


Join Our Winning Team!

For more info contact Keith Price: (310) 863-3683 or e-mail resume to


The I-75 Newspapers have an exciting opportunity available in our Classified Call Center for an Inside Classified Sales Specialist. This position is based in our Sidney, Ohio, office.

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

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

available in busy physician office. Experience preferred. Please email resume to: NOW HIRING


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

Paid training is provided Requirements: • high school diploma or equivalent • valid drivers license • proof of insurance • criminal background check

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


NOW HIRING in Minster, Sidney, and Piqua. MIG Welders, Fabricators, Masonry Workers, Assemblers, Forklift Operator, and Pharmacy Techs. Must have valid driver’s license, HS diploma/GED, and no felonies. Call BarryStaff (937)726-6909 or (937)381-0058


A newspaper group of Ohio Community Media

105 Announcements

Christina Chalmers, Editor Deadline: Dec. 7th

Daily Advocate 428 S. Broadway, Greenville, OH 45331



THANKSGIVING 2012 DISPLAY & CLASSIFIED DEADLINES SIDNEY DAILY NEWS ISSUE Wednesday, 11/21 Thursday, 11/22 Friday, 11/23 Saturday, 11/24 Monday, 11/26

DISPLAY DEADLINE Friday, 11/16, 5pm Friday, 11/16, 5pm Monday, 11/19, 5pm Tuesday, 11/20, Noon Tuesday, 11/20, Noon

LINER DEADLINE Tuesday, 11/20, 3pm Tuesday, 11/20, 3pm Wed., 11/21, Noon Wed., 11/21, 3pm Wed., 11/21, 5pm


DISPLAY DEADLINE Tuesday, 11/20, 5pm

LINER DEADLINE Wed., 11/21, 3pm

TROY DAILY NEWS / PIQUA DAILY CALL ISSUE Wednesday, 11/21 Thursday, 11/22 Friday, 11/23 Saturday, 11/24 Sunday, 11/25 Monday, 11/26

DISPLAY DEADLINE Friday, 11/16, 5pm Friday, 11/16, 5pm Monday, 11/19, 5pm Tuesday, 11/20, Noon Tuesday, 11/20, Noon Tuesday, 11/20, Noon

LINER DEADLINE Tuesday, 11/20, 3pm Tuesday, 11/20, 3pm Wed., 11/21, Noon Wed., 11/21, 3pm Wed., 11/21, 4pm Wed., 11/21, 5pm


DISPLAY DEADLINE Tuesday, 11/20, 5pm

LINER DEADLINE Wed., 11/21, 4pm



Please be advised our offices will be closed in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday on Thursday, November 22 and Friday, November 23. We will re-open on Monday, November 26 at 8am. 2334593

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

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Association Management Company has a full time accounting position opening. Must have experience in "Accounts Receivables, Accounts Payables, Bank Reconciliation, Electronic Banking." Must have experience in "Peachtree Software". Send resume with qualifications, employment history, personal references and salary requirements to: Long - RESUME PO Box 117 West Milton, OH 45383 or email

Send resumes to: P.O. Box 521, Sidney,OH 45365

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SECURITY OFFICERS WANTED (PT/ On Call) For Local company Job requires 1 year experience, must have High School diploma, be trained in CPR & First Aid. $9 hour.

235 General



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

200 - Employment

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


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ATTEND COLLEGE ONLINE from home. *Medical, *Business, *Criminal Justice, *Hospitality. Job placement assistance. Computer available. Financial Aid if qualified. SCHEV authorized. Call 877-295-1667

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.

Meyer Electric is now accepting applications


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

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

Piqua Daily Call


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

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

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245 Manufacturing/Trade

CDL Grads may qualify Class A CDL required Great Pay & Benefits! Call Jon Basye at: Piqua Transfer & Storage Co. (937)778-4535 or (800)278-0619 ★✩★✩★✩★✩★✩★✩★ STORAGE TRAILERS FOR RENT (800)278-0617 ★✩★✩★✩★✩★✩★✩★

$1500 Sign-On-Bonus ★ Home weekends ★ ★ Health insurance ★ ★ Vacation pay ★

WANTING A CAREER IN THE ELECTRICAL FIELD? Dayton based contractor currently seeking applicants for an electrical helper position. Applicants must possess good work ethics, be able to pass a pre-employment physical and drug screen, and have reliable transportation. No prior electrical experience is requited. This full-time position includes benefits like paid-time off and educational assistance. If interested, apply in person: 1885 Southtown Blvd. Dayton, OH 45439 between the hours of 8:00am-11:00am & 12:30pm-4:00pm Monday-Friday. SERIOUS APPLICANTS ONLY!!!

255 Professional

Edison Community College Invites qualified candidates to apply for the following positions: DATA GENERALIST DEVELOPMENT OFFICER For a complete listing of employment and application requirements please visit:

Required: • 2 years experience • 25 years of age • Class A CDL Call (937)609-7930


Commercial / Residential

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

645 Hauling

Cleaning Service

Residential Commercial New Construction Bonded & Insured

Gravel Hauled, Laid & Leveled Driveways & Parking Lots

• Roofing • Windows • Kitchens • Sunrooms


00 starting at $ 159 !!

(See Us For Do-It-Yourself Products)

655 Home Repair & Remodel

Free Inspections “All Our Patients Die”

B.E.D. Program (Bed Bug Early Detection) System


• Carpet • Upholstery • Auto & More!



655 Home Repair & Remodel

Apply at Continental Express, 10450 St Rt 47 Sidney,OH or contact Mark at 937/497-2100

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

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PIQUA, 439 1/2 Adams, upstairs, 1 bedroom, Stove, refrigerator, no pets! $315 Monthly, Credit check required, (937)418-8912

MOBILE HOME in country, 2 bedroom, carpet throughout, air, $430 month + deposit. (937)335-0824. ONE BEDROOM, 1-story. Senior housing complex. Private parking, on-site laundry. $476/month. 103 Parkridge, Piqua. (937)214-2445

TROY, 567 Stonyridge, 2 bedroom, stove, refrigerator, NO PETS. $450 month, $450 deposit. Credit check required, (937)418-8912.

Mobile Veterinary Service Treating Dogs, Cats & Exotics

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HERITAGE GOODHEW • Metal Roofing • Sales & Service • Standing Seam Snap Lock Panels “WE REPAIR METAL ROOFS”

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937-335-6080 #Repairs Large and #Room Additions #Kitchens/Baths #Windows #Garages


670 Miscellaneous

Roofing, Windows, Siding, Fire & Water Restoration

1273 CAMARO Court, 2 Bedroom, luxury apartment, garage, kitchen appliances. $600 Monthly, available now! (937)570-3288.

309 1/2 South Wayne, 1 Bedroom, stove, refrigerator, no pets, $325 monthly, Credit check required (937)418-8912

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

710 Roofing/Gutters/Siding

Water Damage Restoration Specialist

Commercial • Residential Insurance Claims 2330347


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


(937) 622-8038

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

2 BEDROOM Rentals on Camaro Ct, Piqua, includes appliances, garage, & deck. $550-$575/ month, plus deposit, & application fee. Bruns Realty Group 937-339-2300

For 75 Years

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675 Pet Care


Heating & Cooling

Check & Service All Heating Systems

• Baths • Awnings • Concrete • Additions



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• Spouting • Metal Roofing • Siding • Doors


Tammy Welty (937)857-4222

660 Home Services


1 BEDROOM, 322 S Main St. downstairs, stove & refrigerator furnished. $285. No pets. (937)418-8912

PIQUA, Parkridge Place. Roomy 2 bedroom, 1.5 baths, CA, stackable washer/ dryer furnished, $525, no animals! (419)629-3569.

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• New Roof & Roof Repair • Painting • Concrete • Hauling • Demo Work • New Rubber Roofs All Types of Interior/Exterior Construction & Maintenance


1 BEDROOM, upstairs, 431 West Ash, stove, refrigerator, no pets $335, Credit check required, (937)418-8912

Continental Express Inc, a leader in the transportation industry, is accepting applications for a working Supervisor in our Utility Dept. Ideal candidate must be dependable, have past supervisory experience and a steady work history. Experience operating or working around semi’s or large equipment a plus. Person will be responsible for supervising a crew that washes and fuels trucks. This is a day shift opportunity on Tuesday-Saturday schedule. We offer excellent pay & benefits, uniforms, and a clean work environment.


660 Home Services

AK Construction

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



625 Construction

305 Apartment

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

1144 Fisher Dr., Piqua, OH 45356


Smail Trucking Company is looking for local hopper and OTR drivers for van freight. No touch. No HazMat, No NYC. 40¢ all miles to start.

937.492.8003 • 937.726.2868

CALL TODAY! (937)418-4712 or (937)710-5277

300 - Real Estate

1 BEDROOM, downstairs, 431 West Ash, stove, refrigerator, no pets $385, Credit check required, (937)418-8912




Licensed Bonded-Insured

• 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


For Rent

Small #Basements #Siding #Doors #Barns

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~ Help with Bed Bugs ~ Package Specials


Please call for Free Estimates.

Craig McNeil or Sharon Cross 937-210-8256

(937) 339-1902 or (937) 238-HOME


(937) 214-0590


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Eden Pure Service Center


Mon.-Thurs. 5pm-8pm or by Appointment

660 Home Services


660 Home Services

492-0250 • 622-0997 5055 Walzer Rd. Russia, OH 45363

Senior Homecare Personal • Comfort ~ Flexible Hourly Care ~ ~ Respite Care for Families ~

419.501.2323 or 888.313.9990 2332157


Affordable Roofing & Home Improvements ALL YOUR ROOFING NEEDS: Seamless Gutters • Re-roofs • Siding• Tear Offs New Construction • Call for your FREE estimate

(937) 418-7361 • (937) 773-1213 25 Year Experience - Licensed & Bonded Wind & Hail Damage - Insurance Approved

937-875-0153 937-698-6135





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• Beginners Sewing Classes Ages 8-Adult

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715 Blacktop/Cement

Twin Pine Gifts & Sewing School

Ask about our Friends & Neighbors discounts


1002 N. Main St. Sidney, Ohio 45365





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DUMP TRUCK DRIVER Part-time/ full time. Class B CDL, dump truck experience required. Knowing the area is a plus. Local hauls. Perfect for semiretiree. (937)339-6861.




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We're growing.... And creating new jobs Class A CDL Driver Regional and OTR positions. Solo and team. Palletized. Truckload. Vans. 2 yrs experience required. Diesel Mechanic All shifts and experience considered. Call us today 1-800-288-6168

Roofing • Drywall • Painting Plumbing • Remodels • Flooring Insurance jobs welcome • FREE Estimates


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620 Childcare


An Affirmative Action/ Equal Opportunity Employer


280 Transportation

A simple, affordable, solution to all your home needs.


Please note: Applications will not be accepted at the plant.

280 Transportation

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660 Home Services

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Applications for employment will ONLY be accepted at the Miami County Job Center office located at 2040 N. County Rd 25A, Troy, OH 45373 from Tuesday - Friday (11/13 thru 11/16) from 8:00am to 4:30pm.

TROY 226 Tetbury Thursday 2pm-5:30pm and Friday 9am-noon Huge moving sale, Maytag washer and dryer like new, Christmas items, books, electronics, Housewares, furniture

PIQUA, 4610 North Stillwell Road. Friday, 9am-4pm. BAKE SALE! Pies (fruit & cream), apple dumplings, breads, cinnamon rolls, pecan rolls, Angel food cakes, cookies and noodles.

660 Home Services


Position requirements: • Must have a High School Diploma or GED. • Must be able to communicate and work effectively in a team environment. • Ability to frequently lift and/or carry items from 35-50 lbs. • Ability to work in a noisy, hot and/or cold work environment. • Ability to stand for an extended period of time. • Must be able to work any shift and/or on weekends and holidays. • It is preferred; applicants have at least 6+ months of continuous work experience in a manufacturing or food industry environment. • Candidates must be willing and able to work in a fast paced manufacturing environment.

PIQUA, 1818 Parkway Drive, Friday & Saturday, 11am-5pm. Outside Christmas decorations, sleigh, nativity set, miscellaneous.

600 - Services

555 Garage Sales/Yard Sales


Job positions may include the following: • Machine Operator • Production Line Worker • Mixer • Packer • Sanitation Worker

555 Garage Sales/Yard Sales

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


The Production Associates at our premier Slim Jim and school lunch pizza production facility located in Troy, OH, will be responsible for bakery and/or meat processing activities.

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



Service Business


ConAgra Foods, Inc. is one of North America's leading food companies, with brands in 97 percent of America's households. Consumers find Banquet, Chef Boyardee, Egg Beaters, Healthy Choice, Hebrew National, Hunt's, Marie Callender's, Orville Redenbacher's, PAM, Peter Pan, Reddi-wip, Slim Jim, Snack Pack and many other ConAgra Foods brands in grocery, convenience, mass merchandise and club stores.




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500 - Merchandise

577 Miscellaneous

583 Pets and Supplies

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

ENGLISH BANTAM Bulldog puppies, registered, $700, (937)539-2175 or (937)539-6019.

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

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


520 Building Materials

TROY, 1 & 2 Bedrooms, appliances, CA, water, trash paid, $425 & $525 monthly. $200 Deposit Special! (937)673-1821

TROY, 701 McKaig, nice duplex, Spacious 3 bedrooms, w/d hookup, appliances, $700. No pets, (937)845-2039

320 Houses for Rent 1046 W. North Street, remodeled single level, 3 bedroom, w/d hookup, large kitchen, $595 (937)773-6216 NEWLY UPDATED 3 bedroom ranch, CA, garage, fenced-in yard, no pets, non-smoking, $650 month + deposit, (937)773-2705. PIQUA, 1709 Williams, 4 bedrooms, newly remodeled, appliances, CA, fenced yard. $950 month, (937)778-9303, (937)604-5417. PIQUA, 2 bedroom, 1 bath, full basement, no pets, metropolitan possible, $475 + deposit. (937)332-9096 PIQUA, 3 bedroom, 112 South Main, 1.5 bath, stove, refrigerator, $450 monthly, No pets, Credit check required, (937)418-8912 PIQUA Lovely, large 4-5 bedroom house in country. Appliances furnished. No pets. $1600 monthly. (937)418-8912

325 Mobile Homes for Rent IN COUNTRY, Near Bradford, 2 bedroom trailer, $400, (937)417-7111, or (937)448-2974

DRYWALL, 5/8x4x10ft. Gold Bond Fire-Shield gypsum board. 50 sheets. $250, (937)689-3728.

525 Computer/Electric/Office COMPUTER SET, Windows XP, loaded, CDROM, DSL Internet, USB. 90 day warranty on parts, $100. Ask about laptops. (937)339-2347.

545 Firewood/Fuel FIREWOOD, $125 a cord pick up, $150 a cord delivered, $175 a cord delivered and stacked (937)308-6334 or (937)719-3237

FIREWOOD, All hardwood, $150 per cord delivered or $120 you pick up, (937)726-2780.

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

FIREWOOD seasoned and split. $150 cord delivered, $80 half cord delivered. (Miami County). Call (937)559-6623, Thank you.

SEASONED FIREWOOD, $150 cord split/delivered, $80 half cord, stacking $25 extra. Miami County deliveries only. (937)339-2012

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

570 Lawn and Garden LAWN TRACTOR, Sears, snow blade, cab, chains, weights, 42" mowing deck, $1100. (937)368-2220 leave phone number in message.

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Piqua Daily Call •

IN BRIEF ■ Football

Buccs playoff tickets on sale Covington will play Coldwater in a Division V regional finall playoff game at 7 p.m. Saturday at Welcome Stadium. Gates will open at 5:30 p.m. and everyone six years or older will need a ticket. Pre-sale tickets will be on sale through Friday at Covington High School and Covington Middle School. Tickets will also be on sale at Joanie’s Floral Designs until 2:30 p.m. Saturday. Pre-sale tickets are $7. All tickets at the gate will be $9. Covington will keep a percentage of the pre-sale proceeds.

WPTW to air playoff games WPTW 1570 AM will air two football playoff games this weekend. On Friday, Milton-Union and Clinton-Massie will air at 7 p.m., with a 7:30 p.m. kickoff. On Saturday, Covington and Coldwater will air at 6:30 p.m., with a 7 p.m. kickoff.

Hemm honored on MIAA team ADRIAN, Mich. — Justin Hemm was named to the All-MIAA first team for the third straight year. The Adrian wide reHEMM ceiver and former Piqua standout led the conference in receptions per game and receiving yards per game. He also ranked second in all-purpose yards and punt return yards.


PYBSA meeting set for Sunday The Piqua Youth Baseball and Softball Association will be holding an opening meeting Sunday. It will be held in the Miami Valley Centre Mall banquet room and will be held the third Sunday of every month. Signups for coaches will be Jan. 12-13 in the banquet room. Signups for players will be Jan 26-27 in the banquet room.


How many Q: games have the New York Giants NFL team won in games played in Cincinnati?



QUOTED “We lost to the freakin Browns.” —A.J. Green on why the Bengals won’t overlook the Chiefs

INSIDE ■ Winks wins kart feature, page 15. ■ Not love lost for Baders, page 16.



Canan, Enis take top honors All-Southwest District football teams released Bradford’s James Canan and Curtis Enis earned top honors on the All-Southwest District football teams. Canan, a senior running back for Bradford, was named the Southwest District’s Division VI offensive player of the year. He had 2,254 yards and 30 touchdowns on 194 carries this season, setting the rushing Railroaders’ records for a game, season and career in the process.

Enis was named the Division VI coach of the year for leading Bradford to its first winning season since 1994 and its second playoff appearance, the first since 1982. In Division II, Piqua’s Nate Wise was named honorable mention. In Division III, Graham linebacker Wiatt Hanlin was named to the second team. In Division V, seven local players were named



to the first team. They included offensive lineman Brian Olson, running back A.J. Ouellette, linebacker Dylan Owens and defensive back Trent Tobias, Covington; defen-

sive lineman Robbie Adams, Miami East; and offensive lineman Jacob Heitkamp and punter Chad Winner, Versailles. Named to the second team were kicker Ross Snodgrass and punter Michael Fellers, Miami East; and quarterback Nick Campbell and offensive lineman Nick Francis, Versailles. Named honorable mention were Dalton Allen, Miami East; and Damien

Strong finish

Edison drops game

Lady Chargers rally for victory

Charger men lose 96-91

BY ROB KISER Sports Editor

BY ROB KISER Sports Editor Edison Community men’s basketball coach John Ralph felt like his team would be in a tough battle with Miami-Middletown Monday night at the Convocation and Student Center. And Ralph proved correct — and MiamiMiddletown was able to hold on for a 96-91 victory. “They made the plays at critical times and we didn’t,” Ralph said. “It is as simple as that.” Edison sophomore guard Eric Beckstedt scored eight of Edison’s first 10 points and the Chargers led for much of the first half and were up 49-45 at the break. But, Miami-Middletown took the lead early in the second half and held it most of the way. Edison’s Jordan Taylor hit three free throws and added a 3point play to give Edison an 83-80 lead with 5:09 remaining. After MM took a 9285 lead, Edison rallied again. Brandon Ervin scored inside, Kelly Kirtz hit a free throw and Jordan Taylor added a basket to cut the deficit to 92-90 with 43.9 seconds remaining. Edison then stole the ball, but with a chance to tie or take the lead, threw the ball away and MM pulled away. “That was a big play,” Ralph said. “We get the ball, then we turn it over to them without getting a shot. You just can’t do that.” Nick Tingle had 20 points and 11 rebounds for the Lady Chargers; while Taylor had 20 points and four assists. Beckstedt added 14 points, including four of seven shooting from 3point range, while Kirtz scored 11 points. Jessie Davis and William Plummer both grabbed seven rebounds, while Brandon Ervin pulled down six. Max Zukowitz led

Richard and Mike Rutschilling, Versailles. Joining Canan on the Division VI first team were offensive lineman Josh Hoelscher and linebacker Luke Hafer, Bradford. Named to the second team were Bradford receiver Dallas Cassel and Lehman offensive lineman Nick Cummons. Brandon Bradford’s Wysong was named honorable mention.


The Bengals finally had something to celebrate Sunday.

Bengals hope for second chance Will ‘Giant’ win turn things around?

CINCINNATI (AP) — By drubbing the defending champions, the Bengals have given themselves a second chance. A 31-13 win over the New York Giants on Sunday moved Cincinnati (45) back to the periphery of the playoff chase with a couple of games ahead against struggling teams. The Bengals will get a chance to make it interesting. The lopsided victory also represented a breakthrough. The Bengals haven't been able to beat a good team the past two seasons, going 0-6 against AFC North rivals Pittsburgh and Baltimore. They went 0-8 last season against other teams that reached the playoffs. This one was notable, even if a lot of their fans missed it. "Yeah, man, that was huge for us," defensive tackle Domata Peko said on Monday. "We really needed that win. It was important because they're world champions and when you can compete against a team like that, it shows us we can compete against anybody." With its season on the line, Cincinnati played its best game of the season by far. Andy Dalton threw a career-high four touchdown passes, the defense sacked Eli Manning a season-high four times and caused four turnovers, and Adam "Pacman" See EDISON/Page 15 Jones returned a punt 68

yards to set up a touchdown. "We got rolling pretty good," safety Chris Crocker said. "The test for us was when we got up. We were pretty confident we'd come out of the gates really fast. It was just when we got up, how would we respond? That's been our Achilles heel this season." The Bengals have gotten pushed around in the second half for most of the season. They blew a 14-3 lead and lost to Pittsburgh at Paul Brown Stadium, then had the Broncos rally in the fourth quarter for a win a week ago. The back-to-back losses left them with a four-game losing streak and cost them credibility with fans. Cincinnati sold out its first four home games — two more than last season — but couldn't fill Paul Brown Stadium for the Giants game. There were nearly 9,000 empty seats on a sunny, 70-degree afternoon. "You never know when we're going to have a sellout," Crocker said. "I thought we would have, having the Super Bowl champions coming in here." The Bengals' best game of the season was blacked out on local television. "That stinks," left tackle Andrew Whitworth said on Monday. "It's terrible. None of us wants that for the fans in this area. But it is what it is. And the key for us is we need

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to keep putting them back to back and get ourselves on a hot streak and the fans will get plenty of chances to see us." There's still a chance to win 'em back. The Bengals play at Kansas City — last in the AFC West — then host Oakland, which is 3-6 and coming off a 55-20 loss to the Ravens. They're at San Diego (4-5), home against Dallas (4-5) and at Philadelphia (3-6) before finishing at Pittsburgh and at home against Baltimore. The tiebreakers aren't in their favor — Cincinnati is 1-3 against the division and 2-5 against the AFC — but the impressive win over the Giants gave them some confidence heading into a favorable stretch of the schedule. "I think guys realized that there's no reason to keep talking about it," coach Marvin Lewis said. "At the end of the day, you can't talk about it. You've got to do it. Too much has been said." NOTES: Lewis said C Kyle Cook will start rehabilitation work on his surgically repaired right ankle this week. Cook hurt the ankle in the final preseason game and went on injured reserve, but could return this season. Lewis said it's too early to judge whether he'll be able to play again. ... LB Ben Jacobs of Fresno State was signed to the practice squad. OT Jeff Adams was released from the squad.

It is not so much how you start, but how you finish. Which proved to be a very good thing for the Community Edison College women’s basketball team Monday. Edison found themselves in a 17-2 hole in the early going for turning things around in the second half and posting a 72-66 victory at the Convocation and Student Center. “It was a bad first half,” Edison coach Kim Rank said. “We weren’t getting back on defense. We were getting beat down the floor and they were getting easy baskets.” The Lady Chargers would outscore MiamiMiddletown 70-49 after the slow start and 4426 after the break to erase a 40-28 halftime deficit. “We went to a 1-2-1-1 three-quarter court press and then dropped back into a sagging man,” Rank said. “We were back in th paint. I told the girls, if it looked they were going to shoot the three, then go out and challenge them. But, stay back on defense. We did that to stop their penetration.” The results showed in the stats. After Miami-Middletown shot 42 percent in the first half, it cooled off to 25 percent in the second half, making just nine field goals. At the same time Edison picked things up at the offensive end. After hitting just 31 percent of their shots in the opening half, the Chargers shot a torrid 60 percent in the second half. Edison pulled even at 51 midway through the second half on a basket by Brooke Richards and continued the momentum. The game was last ied at 55, before Edison ran off six straight points and was never headed. Richards had four points in that run, with a Kendra Brunswick basket sandwiched in between. Richards, a freshman from Jackson Center, scored 18 points on See CHARGERS/Page 15



Record Book

Winks Win Feature Football

BCS Standings List

NFL Standings

Harris Rk Pts Pct Rk 1. Kansas St. 2 2774 .9649 2 1 2844 .9892 1 2. Oregon 3. Notre Dame 3 2634 .9162 3 4. Alabama 4 2494 .8675 5 5 2398 .8341 4 5. Georgia 6. Florida 7 2113 .7350 7 7. LSU 8 2082 .7242 8 1842 .6407 10 8. Texas A&M 10 9. S. Carolina 11 1732 .6024 11 10. Florida St. 6 2175 .7565 6 1972 .6859 9 11. Clemson 9 12. Oklahoma 12 1631 .5673 12 13. Stanford 13 1621 .5638 13 1239 .4310 14 14. Nebraska 14 15. Texas 15 1095 .3809 15 16. Oregon St. 16 1081 .3760 17 19 870 .3026 16 17. UCLA 18. USC 18 886 .3082 21 19. Louisville 17 943 .3280 18 728 .2532 19 20. Lou. Tech 20 21. Michigan 24 264 .0918 23 22. Rutgers 21 571 .1986 20 325 .1130 25 23. Texas Tech 22 24. Okla.St. 26 118 .0410 24 25. Wshington 40 1 .0003 36

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Kaleb Winks the son of Rob Winks and Heather Hart of Piqua won the Kid Kart Class Feature at the Ohio Indoor Kart Series Season opeer race at Ohio State Fairgrounds in Columbus on Saturday. Kaleb recieved a 5-foor trophy for his win.

Johnson, Melvin top managers Nationals skipper honored for second time in career — that honor came hours after he resigned in a feud with Orioles owner Peter Angelos. Washington won its second-ever major postseason award. Bryce Harper was voted NL Rookie of the Year on Monday. The AL Manager of the Year was to be announced later Tuesday. Washington went 98-64 this year, taking over the NL East lead in late May and staying in first place the rest of the way.

Edison Continued from page 14 Miami-Middletown with 24 points, while Dewayne Martin had 22 points and 16 rebounds. Jeff Woods added 12 points, while Jaydale Herndon dished out five assists. The Chargers made 32 of 74 shots from the floor for 43 percent, including nine off 22 from 3-point range for 41 percent. Edison converted 18 of 28 from the line for 64 percent. Miami-Middletown was 33 of 74 from the floor for 45 percent, including six of 20 from beyond the arc for 30 percent. MiamiMiddletown made 24 of 36

free throws for 67 percent. Edison won the battle of the boards 48-41, but had 19 turnovers to MiamiMiddletown’s 11. Edison will host Schoolcraft Community College on Tuesday. BOXSCORE Miami-Middletown (96) Max Zukowitz 7-6-24, Jaydale Herndon 5-2-13, Jeff Woods 3-5-12, Dewayne Martin 9-4-22, Antonio Ferrell 4-4-12, Eirc Hill 3-17, Donnelle Johnson 2-2-6, Zach Martinez 0-0-0, Michael Frazier 0-0-0. Totals: 33-2496. Edison (91) Eric Beckstedt 5-0-14, Nick Tingle 9-220, Jacob Benanzer 2-0-4, Jordan Taylor 58-20, Brandon Ervin 3-2-8, Kelly Kirtz 3-3-11, Jaron Isaac 0-0-0, Corey Decker 10-3, Jessie Davis 2-2-6, Evan Barger 0-0-0, William Plummer 2-1-5. Totals: 32-18-91. 3-point field goals — Miami-Middletown: Zukowitz (4), Herndon, Woods. Edison: Beckstedt (4), Taylor (2), Kirtz (2), Decker. Halftime score: Edison 49, Miami-Middletown 45. Records: Edison 3-1.

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W L T Pct PF PA San Francisco 6 2 1 .722 213 127 6 4 0 .600 198 161 Seattle Arizona 4 5 0 .444 144 173 St. Louis 3 5 1 .389 161 210 Monday's Game Pittsburgh 16, Kansas City 13, OT Thursday, Nov. 15 Miami at Buffalo, 8:20 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 18 Cleveland at Dallas, 1 p.m. N.Y. Jets at St. Louis, 1 p.m. Jacksonville at Houston, 1 p.m. Cincinnati at Kansas City, 1 p.m. Philadelphia at Washington, 1 p.m. Green Bay at Detroit, 1 p.m. Arizona at Atlanta, 1 p.m. Tampa Bay at Carolina, 1 p.m. New Orleans at Oakland, 4:05 p.m. San Diego at Denver, 4:25 p.m. Indianapolis at New England, 4:25 p.m. Baltimore at Pittsburgh, 8:20 p.m. Open: Minnesota, N.Y. Giants, Seattle, Tennessee Monday, Nov. 19 Chicago at San Francisco, 8:30 p.m.


NBA Standings National Basketball Association All Times EST EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division W L Pct GB 4 0 1.000 — New York Brooklyn 3 2 .600 1½ Boston 4 3 .571 1½ 4 3 .571 1½ Philadelphia Toronto 1 6 .143 4½ Southeast Division L Pct GB W Miami 6 2 .750 — Atlanta 3 3 .500 2 2 3 .400 2½ Charlotte Orlando 2 4 .333 3 Washington 0 5 .000 4½ Central Division W L Pct GB Milwaukee 4 2 .667 — Chicago 4 3 .571 ½ 3 4 .429 1½ Indiana Cleveland 2 5 .286 2½ Detroit 0 8 .000 5 WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division L Pct W San Antonio 6 1 .857 Memphis 5 1 .833 3 2 .600 New Orleans Dallas 4 4 .500 Houston 3 4 .429 Northwest Division W L Pct Oklahoma City 6 2 .750 5 2 .714 Minnesota Denver 4 4 .500 Utah 4 4 .500 2 5 .286 Portland

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BOXSCORE Miami-Middletown (66) Lisa Weber 4-2-12, Megan Costa 4-2-10, Ashley Heard 3-2-8, Dristen Washington 22-6, Vrianne Thornton 7-2-17, Brooke Lewis 2-0-6, Kristen Woodard 0-0-0, Shaniece Frierson 0-0-0, Kailey Ketterer 31-7. Totals: 25-11-66. Edison (72) Morgan Huelskamp 5-0-10, Kendra Brunswick 6-3-17, Mackenzie May 1-0-2, Emily Mowbray 0-0-0, Kelsey Tester 2-0-4, Brooke Richards 9-0-18, Chris Johnson 00-0, Dakota Sowders 0-0-0, Jo Steva 3-1-7, Tori Purk 3-8-14. Totals: 29-12-72. 3-point field goals — Miami-Middletown: Weber (2), Thornton, Lewis (2). Edison: Brunswick (2). Halftime score: Miami-Middletown 40, Edison 28. Records: Edison 2-0.

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Men’s USA Today Poll The top 25 teams in the USA Today-ESPN men's college basketball poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Nov. 11, points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote and last week's ranking: Record Pts Pvs 1. Indiana (25) 1-0 768 1 1-0 740 2 2. Louisville (4) 3. Kentucky (2) 1-0 701 3 4. Ohio State 1-0 648 4 1-0 638 5 5. Michigan 6. N.C. State 1-0 601 6 7. Kansas 1-0 583 7 1-0 522 9 8. Syracuse 9. Duke 1-0 515 8 10. Florida 1-0 465 10 447 12 11. North Carolina 2-0 12. Arizona 1-0 426 11 13. Creighton 1-0 360 15 1-0 351 13 14. UCLA 15. Missouri 1-0 319 17 16. Memphis 0-0 310 16 2-0 270 18 17. Baylor 18. UNLV 0-0 241 19 19. Gonzaga 1-0 221 22 1-0 212 21 20. Wisconsin 21. Notre Dame 1-0 143 23 22. Michigan State 0-1 135 14 23. San Diego State 0-1 66 20 1-0 63 — 24. Cincinnati 25. Texas 1-0 60 24 Others receiving votes: Connecticut 58, VCU 54, Murray State 34, Kansas State 19, Pittsburgh 15, Saint Mary's 13, Marquette 11, New Mexico 11, Saint Louis 8, Tennessee 8, Minnesota 7, Santa Clara 6, Colorado State 4, Florida State 3, Iowa State 3, Stanford 3.

Men’s AP Top 25 The top 25 teams in The Associated Press' college basketball poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Nov. 11, total points based on 25 points for a firstplace vote through one point for a 25th-place vote and last week's ranking: Record Pts Prv 1. Indiana (46) 1-0 1,598 1 1-0 1,572 2 2. Louisville (18) 3. Kentucky (1) 1-0 1,438 3

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Women’s USA Today The top 25 teams in the USA Today-ESPN Women's college basketball poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Nov. 12, total points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25thplace vote and last week's ranking: Record Pts Pvs 1-0 775 1 1. Baylor (31) 2. UConn 1-0 741 2 3. Duke 0-0 687 3 2-0 683 4 4. Stanford 5. Maryland 2-0 650 5 6. Notre Dame 1-0 610 6 1-0 599 7 7. Kentucky 8. Louisville 2-0 555 9 9. Penn State 1-0 531 8 1-0 472 11 10. Georgia 11. Oklahoma 1-0 426 14 12. California 1-0 389 15 0-1 353 12 13. Texas A&M 14. Purdue 1-0 314 18 15. Nebraska 2-0 307 19 2-0 265 17 16. Vanderbilt 17. Delaware 1-1 264 10 18. St. John's 1-1 220 13 2-0 191 22 19. West Virginia 20. Tennessee 1-1 158 16 21. Ohio State 0-1 144 21 132 24 22. Oklahoma State 1-0 23. Miami 2-0 123 23 24. Texas 2-0 88 — 1-0 79 25 25. Kansas

Women’s AP Top 25 The top 25 teams in the The Associated Press' women's college basketball poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Nov. 11, total points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25thplace vote and last week's ranking: Record Pts Prv 1. Baylor (39) 1-0 975 1 2. UConn 1-0 931 2 3. Duke 0-0 883 3 2-0 838 4 4. Stanford 5. Maryland 2-0 812 5 6. Kentucky 1-0 766 6 7. Notre Dame 1-0 743 7 8. Louisville 2-0 677 9 9. Penn St. 1-0 665 8 10. Georgia 1-0 615 10 11. Oklahoma 1-0 548 12 12. California 1-0 518 13 13. Vanderbilt 1-0 426 16 14. West Virginia 1-0 407 17 2-0 375 18 15. Nebraska 0-1 331 15 16. Texas A&M 17. Delaware 1-1 285 11 1-0 271 21 18. Purdue 2-0 224 — 19. Texas 0-1 198 19 20. Ohio St. 1-1 198 14 20. St. John's 1-0 164 23 22. Oklahoma St. 23. Miami 1-0 139 24 24. Tennessee 1-1 125 20 25. Georgetown 2-0 112 —


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Continued from page 14 shots for 11 percent. The Chargers converted 12 of 18 from the line for 67 percent. “Normally, we shoot well from the perimeter,” Rank said. “We just didn’t do it tonight.” Miami-Middletown was 25 of 74 from the floor for 34 percent, including five of 12 from beyond the arc for 42 percent. Miami-Middletown made 11 of 14 free throws for 79 percent. Edison won the battle of the boards 42-36 and had 15 turnovers to MiamiMiddletown’s 14. The Lady Chargers will host Schoolcraft Tuesday.

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Chargers nine of 14 shooting from the floor, to go with nine rebounds and four assists. “Brooke (Richards) is a really good player,” Rank said. “She can handle the ball, drive, rebound and get up and down the floor.” Brunswick filled out the stat sheet with 17 points, seven rebounds, 10 assists and three steals. Tori Purk came off the bench to score 14 points and pull down six rebounds, while Morgan Huelskamp had 10 points, four rebounds and six assists. Jo Steva added six rebounds. Vrianne Thornton had 17 points and six rebounds for Miami-Middletown, while Lisa Weber had 12 points and five rebounds and Megan Costa had 12 points, six assists and three steals. Brooke Lewis grabbed six rebounds and Ashley Heard pulled down five. Edison was 29 of 65 from the floor for 45 percent and an uncharacteristic two of 18 on 3-point

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NEW YORK (AP) — Davey Johnson has been chosen as the NL Manager of the Year after guiding the Washington Nationals to the best record in the major leagues. Johnson easily won Tuesday in voting by the Baseball Writers' Association of America. Johnson, who turns 70 in January, was picked for the second time. He was the AL's top manager in 1997 while with Baltimore


Wednesday, November 14, 2012



Wednesday, November 14, 2012



OSU has respect, not love, for Badgers Wisconsin turns into despised foe


Ohio State hopes to do more celebrating against Wisconsin.

No need for learning curve

COLUMBUS (AP) — It used to be that Ohio State players despised their longtime enemies to the North, Michigan, and abided everyone else on their schedule. No more. Now the Buckeyes also have a special level of dislike for the Wisconsin Badgers. "I don't want to go on record saying that I hate Wisconsin more than Michigan," Buckeyes wide receiver Corey Brown said, "but I hate Wisconsin just as much as Michigan." A lot of that enmity will likely bubble to the surface when the sixthranked and unbeaten Buckeyes travel to play the Badgers at Camp Randall Stadium on Saturday. Blame the antagonism on chippy, close, contentious games the past few years. Each side says the other's fans are obnoxious. Both have accused each other of grandstanding after victories, such as dancing on the opposing team's logo at midfield after a rare road win. Along the way, they've worked up a heated little rivalry where once there was none. This year's edition began during the middle of the winter. Wisconsin coach Bret Bielema alleged that Ohio State's Urban Meyer was swooping in and stealing verbal commitments. Both coaches downplay it now. At the time it seemed like a natural extension of the battles that have been taking place on the field. "We do a lot of recruiting in Ohio. So the kids know each other," Bielema said of the rivalry this week. "That builds up a little bit of animosity and

some feelings out there more than anything. I've learned early on in my coaching career you lose more friends in recruiting in the coaching world than you do on game days." The Badgers have three starters from the Buckeye state, including star linebacker Chris Borland (second in tackles and first in sacks and fumbles recovered), along with tight end Brian Wozniak and defensive lineman Pat Muldoon. Chase Hammond is a backup wide receiver and Darius Hilary is a secondteamer at cornerback as a freshman. Once just a blip on the schedule, now the game's recent history raises the rancor on both sides. The Buckeyes won every meeting between 1960 and 1980, and have a 54-17-5 lead in the series. That mark does not count one of the most painful losses ever to the Badgers. Two years ago, the last time the Buckeyes visited America's Dairyland, Ohio State was 6-0 and ranked No. 1 in the nation but David Gilreath returned the opening kickoff for a touchdown and the Buckeyes fell behind 21-3 at the half on the way to a 31-18 loss to the No. 18 Badgers. (Ohio State had to vacate the 2010 season as part of NCAA sanctions for violations committed under deposed coach Jim Tressel.) "I continually think about when we were ranked No. 1 a couple of years ago going into their house," Ohio State cornerback Travis Howard said. "They took that away. A lot of guys on the team, especially the seniors, are continually thinking about that moment and don't want it to happen again — especially with the perfect season we're having."

Meyer is in his first year at Ohio State as head coach, but has a sense of the emotional tug of war between the teams. "I'm learning about it. I think they stole a season," he said, referring to the 2010 upset. "(The Ohio State players) were telling me that story a little bit. It's interesting hearing our players talk about it. This is a rivalry game because you have to understand who you're playing and what they've done the last few years." If you're looking for omens, the week before that Ohio State team's perfect season was ended, undefeated Alabama was No. 1 and was upset — just as it was a week ago by Texas A&M. Just last year, the Buckeyes broke the Badgers' hearts. Quarterback Braxton Miller danced around to avoid a rush and heaved a 40-yard touchdown pass to Devin Smith with 20 seconds remaining to upset No. 15 Wisconsin, 33-29, in Ohio Stadium. "It comes up a lot in the players' minds," said Wisconsin's record-setting running back, Montee Ball. "That was a game we felt we could have won and we didn't. We just tell everybody that same thing can happen if we don't go out and execute the way we want to. And way we plan to." Ohio State has won six of the last 11 meetings and holds a narrow 239231 edge in points over that span. Don't expect either side to exchange air-kisses before or after the game. "I really don't like them, to tell you the truth," Buckeyes defensive lineman Johnathan Hankins said. "I'm sure they probably hate us too, but I really don't care what they think."

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Schwartz stabilizes Browns O-line BY JEFF SCHUDEL Willoughby Herald As rookies, quarterback Brandon Weeden, wide receiver Josh Gordon and running back Trent Richardson get the benefit of a learning curve. Richardson still needs to perfect his work with his blockers? Hey, he's a rookie. He's learning. Weeden throws four interceptions in the season opener? Rookie jitters. He'll get better. Gordon drops a touchdown pass in Indianapolis? Weeden will go back to him, although Weeden has now gone eight quarters without a touchdown pass to Gordon or anyone else. Rookie offensive linemen don't get that learning curve. Their mistakes lead to sacks and sometimes worse for the quarterback they are paid to protect. Mitchell Schwartz, the third player selected by the Browns in the April draft and the 37th overall pick, has settled in at right tackle as though he has been there nine seasons, not just nine games. He recently was one of three Browns selected to 's all-rookie midseason team along with Richardson and Gordon. Schwartz's next assignment is to keep the Cowboys' Demarcus Ware from getting his clutches on Weeden when the Browns' season resumes Sunday in Dallas. Ware is tied with Clay

Matthews III for second in the NFL with nine sacks. Aldon Smith of the 49ers leads with 9 1/2 sacks. "Any time you're not talking about an offensive lineman, they're usually doing OK," Browns offensive coordinator Brad Childress said. "That's just the way it is. I've seen him really grow and evolve since that first game against Philadelphia, when all of a sudden you're getting warp speed that maybe you haven't seen before. He's a very smart guy who has physical tools." The Browns have allowed six sacks over the last six games and 14 overall. That is third in the AFC and fifth in the NFL. Only Denver (331 passes attempted, 11 sacks allowed) and the Giants (366, 13) among the best at protecting their quarterback have attempted more passes than Weeden, who has thrown 299 times. Getting better protection for whoever ended up as quarterback was a major priority for General Manager Tom Heckert in the offseason. Last year, Oniel Cousins started at right tackle in the opener. Artis Hicks started the next two and Tony Pashos 12 straight. Hicks started the final game. Pashos played with a foot injury all season but refused to give into the pain until the very end. The injury required surgery and increased the

need to find another tackle. Schwartz, 6-foot-5, 320 pounds, fills the need and along with left tackle Joe Thomas gives the Browns bookends on their offensive line under contract through 2015. "The first few games was getting the base fundamentals and getting really consistent with those," Schwartz said Monday after practice. "Now you're doing pretty well with those. You can start mixing it up a little more and doing other stuff that's a little bit out of the ordinary. I think that's just getting comfortable with how everything is going." Schwartz said he immerses himself in selfstudy the Monday after a game looking not only for mistakes he made the day before but also what he did correctly. He said he looks at the tape of himself in the way the upcoming opponent might. "The team you're going to play is going to look at your last game," Schwartz said. "You want to see maybe how they're going to attack you and what your weaknesses were for that game. It's good to go back multiple games. As a player, you watch more than one game on a guy, so they're going to watch more than one game on you. You can see the areas you need to clean up, but you can also see what you've been successful with because you don't want to lose that."

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Former official pleads guilty


Former official pleads guilty