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City man shot; suspect on run Victim remains at Miami Valley BY WILL E SANDERS Staff Writer

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PIQUA — A city man repeatedly shot with a handgun near a city park Monday evening remains a patient at the Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton, but hospital staff refused to release the man’s condition Tuesday night. Police have filed charges against a suspect in the shooting.

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Local Toys for Tots drive continues PIQUA — The Western Ohio Detachment of the Marine Corps League is again sponsoring the “Toys for Tots” drive in the Piqua area. New, unwrapped toys may be placed in boxes at the following locations: The Piqua Fire Department, Piqua Big Lots, Walmart, Piqua O’Reilly Auto Parts, Piqua Dollar General Stores (both locations), Edison Community College, Edward Jones Investments, 225 N. Main St., Piqua Manor, Heartland of Piqua, Piqua American Legion, Piqua Public Library (Children’s Department) and Gover Harley-Davidson. Toys should be dropped off by Dec. 15. Qualification for and distribution of the toys in Piqua will be handled by The Piqua Salvation Army. All toys collected in Piqua will be distributed locally.

The man remained at large Tuesday night. The shooting occurred at 6:15 p.m. in the 1300 block of Forest Avenue near Fountain Park when a man in the driver’s side seat of a parked automobile was shot multiple times at close proximity, police officials said. The victim, Michael Butts, 22, of Piqua, was initially transported to Upper Valley Medical Center for multiple gunshot wounds, but was later transported via squad to Miami Valley MIKE ULLERY/STAFF PHOTO Hospital later Monday night be- Piqua police investigate the scene of a shooting Monday night. The cause CareFlight was grounded gray car is the one the victim, Michael Butts, 22, of Piqua, was See Man shot/Page 3 sitting in when he was shot. Butts remains hospitalized.

Pearl Harbor survivor recalls Local heroes horrors of Japanese attack honored Piqua man transported wounded, dead from scene BY WILL E SANDERS Staff Writer

IQUA — Seventy years ago this morning the weather on the Hawaiian island of Oahu was a tropical 70 degrees, spotty cloud coverage and with winds out of the northeast at 10 to 15 miles per hour and Roy Woolridge knew exactly how he was going to spend the day. With the wind in his hair and the radio on, Woolridge traversed the curvy roads around the island from the naval base to his off-shore home where the day called for a road trip with a military friend. The day was Dec. 7, Lottery 1941, and Pearl Harbor was under attack. CLEVELAND (AP) — “We have asked that Here are Tuesday’s winning you please keep off the Ohio Lottery numbers: road,” the emergency Night Drawings: message cackled across ■ Rolling Cash 5 the car’s radio. “Get off 01-17-21-28-33 the road. We are under ■ Pick 3 Numbers attack!” 9-2-4 And like that Wool■ Pick 4 Numbers ridge’s life — along with 0-2-9-8 a nation — changed forDay Drawings: ever on that day, a day ■ Pick 3 Midday 5-7-0 ■ Pick 4 Midday 0-4-4-5 For Mega Millions, visit BY TOM MILLHOUSE


by city Jan Mulder Awards bestowed BY WILL E SANDERS Staff Writer PIQUA — The heroic actions of six individuals as it related to the tragic Sept. 11 dog mauling of Sandra Getzendiner were recognized during the Jan Mulder Citizenship Award presentation that took place during the Piqua City Commission meeting Tuesday night — and one of the recipients was the dog attack victim herself. Sandra Getzendiner, 59, of Piqua, spent 11 days at Miami Valley Hospital following the vicious dog mauling that transpired as she rode her bike across the North Main MIKE ULLERY/STAFF PHOTO Street Bridge. One-hundred-year-old Roy Woolridge, a resident of the Piqua Sterling House, reThe heroic actions of six calls his experience at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii on Dec. 7, 1941. See Heroes/Page 9 Woolridge has thought back on over the last 70 years. A century has passed before the eyes of Woolridge, 100, and while many memories are hard for him to remember, the events of the Day of Infamy live on forever. “I was with the Naval

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toll, 70 years later the memory of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor that ignited World War II remains etched in their minds. In marking today’s 70th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor, an event that President Franklin Delano Roosevelt called “a date which will live in infamy,” the Piqua Daily Call asked a number of local senior citizens for their remembrances of the attack. They were asked what they were doing at the time when they learned of the attack, how it affected their lives and how it affected the United States. Some of those interviewed fought in the war, while others pitched in with their fellow Americans to do whatever they could on the home

MIAMI COUNTY — The U.S. Marshals assisted the Miami County Sheriff’s Office along with representatives of each local city’s police departments for a county-wide sweep of all 170 registered sex offenders Tuesday. “Miami County is really progressive and they saw the need for our assistance to check-up on these sex offenders to target all those who are non-compliant with the rules of registration,” said Bill Taylor, a U.S. Marshal of 22 years. “Often more than


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PIQUA — Most generations have a defining moment in history. For young people, it was the Sept. 11 terror attacks and for those a few decades older, it was the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. For the generation now in their 80s or older, Dec. 7, 1941, the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor is an event they will never forget, In his best-selling book, author and television anchorman Tom Brokaw called the Americans who survived the Great Depression and World War II “The Greatest Generation.” While the years have taken a

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front to help win the war against Japan and Nazi Germany. Geneva Schulze of Piqua recalls she didn’t even know where Pearl Harbor was that Sunday when she learned of the horrific attack. Edgar Hoffman, 96, of Piqua said his thoughts were on heading back to Piqua after finishing a one-year stint in the Army. After the news of Pearl Harbor reached his outpost at Camp Shelby, Miss, Hoffman learned that his discharge papers were history. Instead, he joined millions of other service personnel who were in the military “for the duration” of the war. As another member of the Greatest Generation, the late Paul Harvey, would say, turn to Page 8 for “the rest of the story.”

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William ‘Bill’ Cameron C S X Transportation (fo r m e r l y B&O Railroad) in 1984, as the railroad yardmaster in Piqua. Bill was a member of the American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Eagles, Moose, Border City Luncheon Club, a life member of the former Elks lodge, and was a cofounder of the Golden Boys golf club. He enjoyed golf and following Piqua High School football, going to every game to cheer them on. He also enjoyed vacationing at the beach at Treasure Island, Fla. A funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, at the Jamieson & Yannucci Funeral Home with the Rev. Dr. Keith Gebhart officiating. Burial will follow in Forest Hill Cemetery, where full military honors will be conducted by the Veterans Elite Tribute Squad. Visitation will be from 12-2 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Piqua Education Foundation, 719 E. Ash St., Piqua, OH 45356. Condolences to the family may also be expressed through

Tina Reigelsperger FLETCHER — Tina M. Reigelsperger, 54, of Fletcher, passed away at 9 : 2 0 p . m . S u n d a y , Dec. 4, 2011, in her residence. Born Aug. 1, 1 9 5 7 , REIGELSPERGER in Troy, Tina was a daughter of the late William Shaffer and Marcella (Swabb) Shaffer, of Alcony, who survive. Tina married James Reigelsperger on Dec. 13, 1975, and he survives in Fletcher. Together they raised two children, Mendy (Chris) Bashore of Casstown and Eric (Amber) Reigelsperger of Troy. She was a loving grandmother to five grandsons, Austin Honeyman, Tyler and Dakota Bashore, Cole

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and Cayden Reigelsperger. She also is survived by a brother, Robert (Stacy) Shaffer of Troy, a sister, Vicki (Joe) Kindle of Huntsville and brother, Gary and (Erica) Shaffer of Sidney. Tina was a 1975 graduate of Miami East High School. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday in the funeral home with the Rev. Ed Sollenberger of the Lena Baptist Church presiding. Burial will follow in Forest Hills Cemetery, 11890 N. Dixie Drive, Tipp City. Visitation for family and friends will be held from 5-8 p.m. Thursday in the Suber-Shively Funeral Home, 201 W. Main St., Fletcher. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Miami County Inc., P.O. Box 502, Troy, OH 45373. Condolences to the family may be sent to w w w. s h i v e l y f u n e r a

PIQUA — Harold L. Zimmerman, 77, formerly of Drake Road, Piqua, died at 6:32 a . m . Mond a y , Dec. 5, 2011, i n Piqua, at the home of his son, Keith. ZIMMERMAN H e was born March 26, 1934, in Piqua to the late Judd and Mazie (Jeffries) Zimmerman. He married Sara E. Pour on June 8, 1957, in Covington; she preceded him in death Jan. 4, 2005. Survivors include two sons, Keith (Cindy) Zimmerman of Piqua and Ken (Elisabeth) Zimmerman of Covington; six grandchildren, Alex, Ben, Derrick, Wesley, Dylan, and Meredith Zimmerman; and two great-granddaughters. He was preceded in death by three brothers. Mr. Zimmerman was a graduate of Newton High School and worked for many years as the General Motors parts man-

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PLEASANT HILL — dren, Dustin and Amanda Robert L. Adams, 75, of Fisher of Casstown, Kimberly and Edward Dean of PleasKissimmee, Fla., Casey a n t Colvin of Waynesville, Hill, Christen Fisher of Arpassed canum, Hannah Colvin of away Cameron Waynesville, MonFisher of Arcanum, Adrid a y , anna Colvin of WayDec. 5, nesville; sister, H. Jean 2011, Dershem of Piqua, and Via t vian Kinnison of Upper ADAMS Greenville; brothers and Va l l e y Medical Center. He was sisters-in-law, Marion and born Jan. 16, 1936, in Cov- Fern Adams of Covington, ington, to his parents Sam and Jackie Adams of Melvin Sr. and Bessie Pleasant Hill and Max and Gloria Adams of (Morris) Adams. Bob graduated from Pleasant Hill. He was preNewton High School Class ceded in death by his son, of 1954 He served in the Christopher in 1989; sisU.S. Marine Corps during ter, Jeannette Nicholas; brothers, Dale Adams, the Korean Melvin Adams Jr., and War. FollowVerlin Adams. ing his miliThe family would like to tary service, thank the nursing staff at he worked as a carpenter with the Heartland of Piqua and Carpenters Union Local Hospice of Miami County 104 for 37 years where he for the care they showed served in many offices in- to Bob during his illness. Funeral services will be cluding president. He was a local farmer and owned held at 10 a.m. Saturday at and operated the A&A Jackson-Sarver Family Farm Mart in Pleasant Funeral Home, 1 S. Main Hill. He was an active St., Pleasant Hill. Intermember of the First Bap- ment will follow at Miami tist Church of Troy, served Memorial Park Cemetery, as president of the Pleas- Covington. The family will ant Hill JC’s and served receive friends from 4-8 as a Newton Twp. trustee p.m. Friday at the funeral home. for several years. If so desired, memorial He is survived by his Roderick loving wife of 52 years, contributions may be “Rick” and Rosalie (Rudy) Adams; made to First Baptist Sherry daughters and sons-in- Church of Troy or Hospice Lavy of law, Penny and Mark of Miami County. Online P i q u a ; three daughters, Beth Fisher of Arcanum and memories may be left for Keihl of Versailles, Vickie Robin and Chris Colvin of the family at www.jackand her husband, Mike Waynesville; grandchil- Troyer of Urbana, Death notices Kathryn “Kathe” Cotrell of Piqua; 26 grandchilBRADFORD — Shirley Grieshop, 60, of Bradford, dren; 38 great- grandchil- passed away Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2011. dren; 19 great-great Stocker-Fraley Funeral Home is in charge of grandchildren; brother, arrangements. Marlin “Bud” Lavy of Washington; sister, Sarah WEST MILTON — Timothy M. McCuiston, 54, of Ellen Peters of Greenville; West Milton, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2011, at Uniand numerous nieces, versity of Cincinnati Hospital. Arrangements are pending at the Hale-Sarver nephews, relatives and Family Funeral Home, West Milton. friends. Funeral services will be CRIDERSVILLE— Imalders Metzler, 71, of Cridconducted at 1 p.m. Friday at the Stocker-Fraley ersville and formerly of Sidney, passed away Monday, Funeral Home, Coving- Dec. 5, 2011, at her home. Funeral services will be held Thursday, at Cromes ton with the Rev. John Shelton officiating. Inter- Funeral Home, Sidney, with Pastor Terry Brock officiment Miami Memorial ating. Burial will be at Cedar Point Cemetery in Pasco. Park Cemetery, Covington. The family will receive friends from 5-8 p.m. Thursday. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Brethren Retirement Home Resident Assistance Program. Condolences may be made to the family at ager for several automobile dealerships in the area. Following his retirement he went back to work at Hartzell Propeller Company until his recent retirement. He was a member of St. Boniface Catholic Church, Trojan Squares Square Dance Club, and the Ohio Square Campers. In addition to his family, he enjoyed fishing and maintaining his homestead. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Friday, at St. Boniface Catholic Church with the Rev. Fr. Angelo C. Caserta as the Celebrant. Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. Thursday at the Jamieson & Yannucci Funeral Home where a prayer service will be conducted at 5 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Miami County Inc., P. O. Box 502, Troy, OH 45373 or St. Boniface Catholic Church, 310 S. Downing St., Piqua, OH 45356. Condolences to the family may also be expressed through

Ralph Emerson Lavy — GREENVILLE Ralph Emerson Lavy, 94, of Greenville, formerly of Covington, died Monday, Dec. 5, 2011, at The Home in Brethren Greenville. He was born Dec. 30, 1916, in Miami County to the late Roy F. and Mary Elizabeth (Gantt) Lavy. Mr. Lavy served in the U.S. Navy as a machinist during World War II. He retired from Hobart Bros. in 1982 and was an avid fisherman. He was preceeded in death by his parents; wife, Lenora Mae Lavy in 2005, after 67 year of marriage; three brothers, Everett L. and his wife, Norma Lavy, Daniel and his wife, Lois Lavy and Murray Lavy; Shirley sister-in-law, Lavy; brother-in-law, Clifford Peters; three sons-inlaw, Edward Keihl, Richard Reames and Danny Cotrell; stepgrandson, Shaun Reames; granddaughter-in-law, Jeannie Keihl and her two daughters; great-grandson, David Potter; and greatgranddaughter, McKenze Anderson. ;Ralph is survived by son and daughter-in-law,

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PIQUA — William “Bill” Cameron, 91, of 1430 Stockh a m D r . , Piqua, died at 5 : 1 7 a . m . Mond a y , Dec. 5, 2 0 1 1 , CAMERON a t Piqua Manor. He was born July 11, 1920, in Piqua, to the late Enoch J. and Grace E. (Pugh) Cameron. He married Ruth L. Fleeger on Sept. 8, 1953 in Brookville, Ind., and they enjoyed 58 wonderful years of marriage; she survives. Other survivors include a daughter, Christine Cameron of Piqua; a son, Scott (Molly) Cameron of Piqua; two grandsons, Kevin and Kory Cameron; and a nephew, William Ramsey. He was preceded in death by a son, Steven Cameron; a brother, George Cameron; and a sister, Margaret Butler. Mr. Cameron was a 1939 graduate of Piqua Central High School. He served as a fighter pilot on aircraft carriers in the U.S. Navy during World War II and the Korean War. After 44 years of service, he retired from

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ENGLEWOOD — George M. Wiles, 85, of Englewood, passed away Tuesday morning, Dec. 6, 2011, at his residence. He was born March 12, 1926, in West Alexandria, son of the late George F. and Mildred Virginia (Miley) Wiles. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his brothers, Robert and Wayne Wiles; and a sister, Jane Marker. George was a retired First Sergeant from the U.S. Marine Corps, having served for 24 years. He was a survivor of the Chosin Reservoir battle in North Korea. After his military retirement George served as a deputy sheriff for the Palm Beach County Florida Sheriff’s Department. He had also served as a police officer for Royal Palm, Fla. He later worked as a locksmith in the Englewood area. He was a member of the VFW, American Legion, DAV, Marine Corps League, AMVETS, the Korean War Memorial Association, and the Chosin Few. He is survived by his wife Ruth E. (Sayers) Wiles; a daughter, Dianna (Rodney) Kightlinger of Tuscon, Ariz.; a grandson, David A. Patterson of Washington, D.C.; and a brother Gerald Wiles of Bradford. Services will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, at the Oliver-Floyd Funeral Home, 1000 N. Broadway, Greenville, with Chaplain Steve Wetterhan officiating. Burial with full military honors by the U.S. Marine Corps will follow in the Ansonia Cemetery near Ansonia. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Saturday from 1-2 p.m. The family requests that memorial contributions be given to Hospice of Dayton. Condolences may be left for the family at

Death notice COLDWATER — Mary B. Mowrey, 92, formerly of Tipp City, passed away Sunday, Dec. 4, 2011 at Mercer County Community Hospital, Coldwater. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Wednesday at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Tipp City with Fr. Mark Sherlock as Celebrant. Burial will be held at Saint Francis Cemetery, Cranberry Prairie. Arrangements are being handled by the Hale-Sarver Family Funeral Home, West Milton.

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Sun to return on Thursday As a slow-moving storm finally pulls away from the Miami Valley, we get a chance to dry out. Accumulating rain is over, but it will take awhile for high water to come down ... so flooded areas remain a concern. Expect more sun to return on Thursday. High: 37 Low: 27.




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Man shot Continued from page 1 due to the weather. Police and medics found Butts near his car in the street with multiple gunshot wounds after responding to the call. At the time of the shooting, other occupants were inside the car with Butts, but no other injuries have been reported. Meanwhile, police have filed a warrant for a charge of felonious assault against Aaron D. Tubbs, 22, at large, who was last seen fleeing the scene of the shooting. Tubbs remains at large and wanted by the authorities. He is known to frequently travel between the Ft. Wayne and Piqua in a black Cadillac with Indiana plates, JS9923. Police said Tubbs should be “approached

with caution” and that he is “possibly armed.” If convicted of felonious assault, a second-degree felony, Tubbs faces up to eight years in prison and could be ordered to serve an additional year since a firearm was used in the commission of the crime. Officers responding to the shooting were quick to canvas the Christmas-lit neighborhood in the proximity to the city park where the shooting transpired. Piqua Deputy Chief Marty Grove commented on the shooting and how close it was to Fountain Park. “A shooting in Piqua is very unusual, but near a park is extremely odd,” Grove said. “This is a nice park. A lot of kids play here during the day. This type of crime is very un-

Puppet shows return to library available to be added to the library children’s department collection. Stop by the library and select a title to be put on the shelf in honor of a special someone. Complete with bookplate and notification card, books are priced at $10-$15-$20. For additional information, contact the children’s department at 773-6753.

PIQUA — After a hiatus of more than a year puppet shows have returned to the library. An evening performance will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 13. All preschoolers and their families are invited to attend. Tickets are free of charge and available in the children’s department of the library. Also, Books are still



PIQUA — Greene Street United Methodist Church, 415 W. Greene St., will offer a “Blue Christmas” worship service for the community at 4 p.m. Sunday. The Rev. Lisa Ellison, the church’s pastor, and the Rev. Ed Ellis, Hospice of Miami County, will lead this special service that is designed to bring hope and light to anyone who is feeling “blue” this Christmas season. Unemployment, death of a loved one, ill health, or loss of any sort can make this month an especially painful time. This simple service of candlelight, scripture and prayers is a reminder that Emmanuel is born and God is with us even in the most difficult circumstances of life. People will gather in the parlor and can enter through the Greene Street doors. All are welcome.

usual, yet alone at a city park.” Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Tubbs is encouraged to contact the Piqua Police Department at 778-2027, or through the department’s anonymous Crime Stoppers tips line at 615-TIPS. This isn’t the first brush with death the shooting victim experienced this year. On May 13, Butts and another man were stabbed with a box cutter near the river in the Shawnee section of the city following an early morning dispute. Butts, as well as the other victim, later made full recoveries and the stabbing suspect, James Wright, 31, of Piqua, was later charged, but was not convicted.

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To the Editor: What a wonderful night this past Friday was for our entire family at Christmas on the Green. Christmas on the Green is one of our community’s celebrations that we look forward to every year. We are still new to the area (have been here for 4 years) but continue to give thanks that this is where we have landed and good times and celebrations like this past Friday are why. Thanks to the French family for their continued support of this great holiday community event and to the hard work of Lorna Swisher and her committee. We do have a great community to be proud of. —Kazy, Joe, and Paul mostly in the same direcovember was a Hinds tion: to Newt Gingrich. month to rememPiqua Gingrich was a powerber — a time filled house in the 1990s and with major changes dolodged himself in many mestically and abroad. I’ll Editorial voters’ hearts and minds mention only a few examas their type of conservaples of what’s happening roundup tive. abroad, though each event In early polls, Gingrich could be front and center BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS DONNA BRAZILE is besting Romney in in the 2012 presidential South Carolina, a primary elections. Columnist Excerpts of recent editothat can give a candidate rials of interest from Ohio Britain recalled its embassy staff from Iran, a nation that may momentum going into the super-primary newspapers: soon have nuclear weapons. Russia broke contests. Pundits and journalists are The Columbus Dispatch diplomatic relations with Finland. And pulling out an old chestnut to describe Each year he has been in NATO somehow attacked a border out- his rise: “Newtmentum.” office, President Barack No one knows better than Gingrich as Obama has presided over post, sending relations between Pakistan to how short-lived it can be. With the another $1 trillion addition and the United States into a nosedive. Moderate Islamists are winning elec- wholesale walkout in June of his key to the U.S. national debt, tions throughout the Arab world. And in campaign staff, Gingrich’s candidacy was which now exceeds $15 trilEgypt, hundreds of thousands of people, pronounced dead. Now that he’s a con- lion. … So, having dramatically outraged at the deaths of 38 protesters, tender, we can expect the heavy artillery served the Army notice that military rule to start firing. Although Gingrich has deepened the fiscal mire of baggage, his bags are lightweight carry- the nation, and conspicumust go. ously declined to support ons compared to Cain’s. Our domestic politics have also expeIf Gingrich should become the nomi- bipartisan efforts to adrienced changes every bit as consequential. The so-called congressional nee, we can expect a campaign of unpar- dress the problem, the “supercommittee” failed. The threat of alleled partisanship and media skill. president now campaigns automatic, draconian budget cuts — cuts Gingrich is a pioneer of applying the across the nation, blaming that everyone agreed would force a set- scholarship of language to campaigning. it on Republicans. He throws in a heaping tlement — had no effect at all. Thus, Gingrich understands how to draw lines helping of class warfare by more than $1 trillion in cuts to both de- of clear distinction between himself and claiming that the wealthy fense and domestic programs will begin his opponent. He usually characterizes are not shouldering their his opposite party opponent as having “fair share” of the fiscal in January 2013. Occupy Wall Street, a movement more than a nodding acquaintance with burden, despite the fact protesting income inequality in the the Devil. that the top 1 percent of inGingrich also works at presenting come earners pay almost United States, has been expelled from public parks ranging from Los Angeles to clear contrasts for voters. Voters like this 40 percent of all the inPhiladelphia without much public outcry. because it makes their job easier. He come-tax revenue collected Will its participants regroup, or is this paints a picture of such stark contrasts by the Internal Revenue the end? Will its issues disappear? No- that no one can whine about having to Service, while the top 5 perpick “the lesser of two evils.” It’s always cent pay almost 60 percent. body knows. … In the Republican race for their presi- good vs. bad. On Thursday, after SenGingrich also discovered that princidential nominee, conservatives continue to look for their version of Obama. They ples take second place to perception in ate Republicans declined to don’t trust Washington politicians. Re- campaigning. Listen to him talk and renew the payroll-tax cut, publican voters want someone fresh, per- you’ll notice he tells you what he thinks he said, “Now is the time to sonable, exciting and with executive — and then he tells you what to think put country before party about it. He’ll use words like “a substan- and work together on beexperience. Mitt Romney is the choice of what con- tial idea” and “an ethical position” to de- half of the American peostitutes the remains of the once-tri- scribe his position, which reporters print ple. And I will continue to urge Congress to stop playumphant Republican establishment, but verbatim. ing politics with the secuAn example of Gingrich using lanthere is a strong ABR movement (Anyrity of millions of American body But Romney). Some charge that guage to change voters’ perceptions of an families and small business Romney has twisted his positions on is- issue is Gingrich’s claim that his work for owners to get this done.” … sues so often that he could make a the mortgage giant Freddie Mac was not His words would carry corkscrew envious. While Romney see- lobbying. New York Times columnist Nick more weight if the presisaws in the polls against Obama, when Kristof picked up on this and tweeted: dent led by example. But pitted against a conservative Republican “Gingrich says he’s not a lobbyist. But he the president who adds anlike Gingrich in South Carolina, he loses took big fees to influence gov’t for other $1 trillion to the naclients.” by double digits. tion’s indebtedness each As we look ahead to 2012, let me re- time he produces another Herman Cain met the hunger for a charismatic candidate, as a man who has mind you that November was a month to federal budget is no posiideas, is fresh, likeable and forceful. Alas, remember. December and those in 2012 tion to lecture others about Cain has slid. He entered November the may be the most memorable to come. fiscal responsibility. leader of the pack. He ended the month And, Newt: Look out for Ron Paul. knocking on the basement door, where Donna Brazile is a senior Democratic former front-runners Perry and Bachstrategist, a political commentator and mann are in the single digits. 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House GOP continues to push jobs bills November to remember T Commentary

he nation’s most recent jobs report marked the 34th consecutive month of unemployment above eight percent. And as you may remember, the Obama Administration promised that unemployment would not exceed eight percent if we passed its “stimulus” bill. That promise has gone unfulfilled. Any job creation is welcome news, but the jobless rate in our country is still unacceptably high. More than 300,000 Americans stopped looking for work in November, and that is something we should all be concerned about. Republicans are listening to the American people and continue to focus on creating a better environment for private-sector job creation. As of Dec. 2, the House has passed 25 bipartisan bills that support job creation and boost the economy but unfortunately they all still await a vote in the Senate. Regardless of inaction in the Democraticcontrolled Senate, the House will continue to push common-sense measures that remove government barriers to job growth as outlined in our Plan for America’s Job Creators. JOHN BOEHNER Following the Thanksgiving holiday, the House got 8th District Congressman

back to work and passed three additional pieces of legislation — all with bipartisan support — that will help to encourage confidence in job creators. These three bills help to minimize costly and excessive regulations for small businesses, require openness and accountability in the regulatory process, and reign in the size and scope of government. First, the House took action on the Regulatory Accountability Act (H.R. 3010). This bill will require government agencies to assess the costs and benefits of new regulations on small businesses and, in most cases, require the agency to adopt the least-costly regulatory option. It will update a 65-year-old regulatory process to help prevent costly, excessive regulations that hurt job growth while encouraging openness and accountability in the regulatory process. The Regulatory Accountability Act will help eliminate future threats of costly, excessive regulations that make it more difficult for job creators to create new jobs. House Republicans know that reigning in the scope of government regulatory authority will also help to remove government barriers to job growth. Which is why the House passed the Workforce Democracy & Fairness Act (H.R. 3094) which prevents the Obama administration’s National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) from imposing sweeping new regulations that threaten American jobs. In addition, according to the House Education & the Workforce Committee, the bill ensures ‘no union election will be held in less than 35 days,’ giving workers ‘the ability to make a fully informed decision in a union election,’ encouraging fairness for employers and union members alike. Lastly, the House passed the Regulatory Flexibility Improvements Act (H.R. 527) which closes loopholes used by federal agencies that allow them to impose costly, job-crushing regulations without having to analyze the effects the new regulations will have on small businesses. This legislation will require federal agencies to identify and reduce the cost of new regulations imposed on small businesses and prevent government restrictions that pose a threat to private-sector job growth. Each of these bipartisan jobs bills eliminates government obstacles that keep small businesses from growing and hiring new workers. Along with the other 22 bipartisan jobs bills, each deserves an immediate vote in the Democratic-controlled Senate to help get job creators back to doing what they do best – creating jobs. Unfortunately, President Obama and Senate Democrats refuse to take action. With a single statement, the president could ensure these House-passed jobs bills get the vote they deserve, and I implore him to join me in encouraging the Democratic-controlled Senate to take action on these 25 bipartisan jobs bills. I am proud to say that Republicans continue to work to live up to our Pledge to America and execute Our Plan for America’s Job Creators. But we only control one half of one third of the government and therefore we will continue to urge President Obama and Senate Democrats to work with us to help get our economy back to creating jobs. Boehner represents Ohio’s 8th District, which includes all of Darke, Miami, and Preble counties, most of Butler and Mercer counties, and the northeastern corner of Montgomery County. He was first elected to Congress in 1990.

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Although “Lioness: Hidden Treasures” serves as Amy Winehouse’s posthumous album and the follow-up to 2007’s “Back to Black,” the multiplatinum, multiGrammy winning album that would define her short career, it was not intended as such: While she started on material for a third album, one had not been finished at the time of her death on July 23 from alcohol poisoning. And of the 13 songs on “Lioness,” only four were recorded in her post“Back to Black” era: “Body & Soul,” the Tony Bennett duet already included on Bennett’s own “Duets II” this year; “Between the Cheats”; the Nas collaboration “Like Smoke”; and “A Song for You.” Listening to those most recent tunes, especially “A Song for You” — a remake of the Donny Hathaway classic — you can hear why that true third album never materialized. On the song, Winehouse’s once strong, smoky and sultry voice had lost some of its vitality, and while she showed flashes of spark, she stumbles her way through her performances: It’s heartbreaking to hear such a marked decline in just a few short years. Still, it’s a gift to hear anything from Winehouse in the wake of her untimely death, and this new compilation features true treasures recorded between 2002, a year be-


This image provided by Universal Republic Records shows artwork for Amy Winehouse’s posthumous compilation album titled “Lioness: Hidden Treasures.” The album was expected to be released Monday. fore her debut album, “Frank,” and this year. Her rendition of “Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow,” a remake of the Shirelles’ timeless song, is stirring: Recorded in 2004 with the Dap Kings, it showcases Winehouse when she was at or near her peak. At one moment, she sounds vulnerable, singing cautiously and tenderly; then she releases the full power of her voice, leaving the listener in awe. This song alone makes the album a must-get. There are other treats as well. Remakes of “The Girl From Ipanema” and “Our Day Will Come” show Winehouse’s playful side; “Halftime” recalls 1970s-era soul; and a slightly downbeat, lessproduced version of the Mark Ronson-produced “Valerie” is even better

than the original. There are also alternate takes of her more popular songs, including a stripped-down “Wake Up Alone,” which gives Wine-

house’s voice and an accompanying guitar more room to shine, and “Tears Dry,” which Winehouse originally imagined as a ballad (the up-tempo version, “Tears Dry on Their Own,” remains the better version). Listening to most of the album will leave fans at first mournful over the loss of great talent at such a young age (she was 27 when she died). But the joy of having more Winehouse material to savor, especially since she had such a short catalog, is the emotion that remains. CHECK THIS TRACK OUT: “Best Friends, Right,” written solely by Winehouse and produced by frequent collaborator Salaam Remi, is a great example of why Winehouse was so endearing, with its wry humor: “You don’t want me in the flat when you come home at night, but we’re best friends — right?”

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The Rule of Eleven is a marvelous tool, but, like any other rule, it must be applied with discretion. Let’s say you’re East and partner leads the seven of hearts, which you assume is his fourth-best heart. Dummy follows low, and you have to choose between playing the jack or

the ace. By applying the Rule of Eleven, you know that South has precisely one card higher than the seven. (You deduct seven, the card led, from 11. This tells you that there are four hearts higher than the seven in the North, East and South hands. Since you see one of them in dummy and two in your hand, South must have exactly one.) South’s heart higher than the seven cannot be the queen. If declarer had that card, West would have the 10-9-8-7 and would have led the ten, not the seven. Declarer therefore has the ten, nine or eight, so your partner has the queen. It doesn’t follow, however, that you should play

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the jack merely because you know it will win the trick. This would be a shortsighted view. Instead, you weigh the advantage of winning with the jack against the advantage of winning with the ace and returning the jack in order to establish partner’s suit. On balance, the odds strongly favor playing the ace followed by the jack. In the actual case, this method of defense succeeds when West overtakes the jack with the queen and forces out the king. Eventually, South goes down one. But note that if you play

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It is hard to believe we are so far into December already. The days are going by too fast. Before we know it 2011 will be history. Daughter Verena will be 14 on Saturday, Dec. 10. It just seems short years ago that she was born. Our two older daughters Elizabeth and Susan were born on my parents farm, Verena was the first to be born on our first property that we bought. I remember how big the house felt after living in a trailer house at my parents. While it was great living at my parents it was wonderful to have a place to call our own. I remember the first years of planting a garden at our new home. We didn’t have any children in school yet so we would sometimes work in the garden until dark. We would put a blanket on the grass for the children. When suppertime came I would go in and fix a picnic-type meal and we would all eat our supper on the blanket. While Joe and I were planning gardens the children kept themselves entertained playing in the soil. We put their toys on the end that wasn’t planted yet. Now as time has gone by the children have all grown up so fast. These days it doesn’t take long to plant the garden when everyone helps. Tuesday evening we received 9 inches of snow, which made for some pretty excited children around here. Neighbors all around us were without electric and school was canceled for Wednesday, which brought on cheering from the children. Stormy, our pony, got the job of pulling the sled. They tried Tiger, our miniature pony, but he was too small and not fast enough for pulling a sled. It looked like Stormy enjoyed it almost as much as the children. Our border collie dog, Buddy, runs along side the sled with the children and he looks like he enjoys it as well. Now less than a week later there are only patches of snow left. It is rainy this morning and 40 degrees. I am so glad for a heated basement to hang up wet snow pants, gloves, etc. that were used over the past week. I will leave them hanging until the next snow which the children hope will be soon. Stormy lost a horseshoe while giving sled-rides in

When there’s an unusual occurrence, sexual in nature or such that a child feels frightened or uncomfortable, why doesn’t the child tell? Whenever I approached my mother with a question or comment she deemed unsuitable, she asked why I wanted to talk about “dirty things.” That’s one reason why I didn’t tell. When I was about eight, we lived in Lancaster, Ohio. I don’t know how many schools I attended but I remember we lived in three consecutive houses. Near that third house were a couple of sisters about my age. I’m not familiar with the layout of the town but we were within walking distance to Lancaster’s Mount “mountain,” Pleasant. My new friends were going there to play and explore the paths around the mountain and invited me to go along. I didn’t ask my mother because I thought she wouldn’t let me go; I just went. Because I was where I wasn’t supposed to be, I couldn’t tell what happened. There were many paths leading up the mountain and the girls decided to take a shortcut by climbing some rocks rather than staying on the path. Younger and smaller, I fell behind a bit but climbed the best I could. I was unaware of a man following me until I felt myself being boosted up. During that time pe-

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CAROLYN STEVENS Columnist riod, little girls wore dresses. The man deliberately slid his hands up under my clothing. He touched me. I struggled, scrambled, got away and ran to tell my friends. As little girls do, we giggled and cried as we ran to another path. We didn’t know which direction to take and were too frightened to stop. Rounding a corner, we came face-toface…no, that’s not accurate…we came within eyesight of him; he was exposing himself. Just that appearance caused me to be terrified of fat white maggots, as I am to this day. Somehow we found a path leading to the foot of the mountain and there, in front of an outdoor toilet, stood the man — the same man — again exposing himself. Terrified, we hesitated a heartbeat before we took off, running until we were breathless. Stopping briefly on a bench by the lake, we then continued a fast walk toward home. We never discussed it again, ever. And I never told my mother. She didn’t even know I was gone. If I’d told, it might have kept another little girl from being touched, maybe hurt badly. And I know it happened — if not that day, then an-

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other — by that man. I should have told. I felt guilty. We moved shortly after, transferring to Plain City, where my dad managed a hardware store. On a Saturday evening, the store was open as was the only theatre in the town of about 1,500. Everybody pretty much knew everybody. Girls still wore dresses. My friend and I went to a “picture show” we’d probably seen three or four times, but it only cost a dime. Because we knew the ending, we left before it was over. We had to pass by three teen-sized boys sitting in the same row. Sliding past the last one, it happened again; he ran his hand up under my clothing. Until we reached the restroom, my friend didn’t know why I was running and agitated. After I told her, she hurried to her home in the next block and I ran two blocks in the other direction to the hardware store. When my dad finished with a customer, I told him. I didn’t recognize the boys and the only description I could give was that they looked like Amish boys. Farm clothes were one thing; “bowl” haircuts were another. My dad had a good working relationship with the Amish farmers in Plain City; they were good people. In some colonies, Amish young people exhibit a wild lifestyle before settling into the “plain life.” Dad got me into the pickup truck immediately and started searching. The theatre was empty and no buggies were in the

town’s parking lots. If he’d found them, he’d have killed at least one and maybe the horse as well. No, Dad would’ve saved the horse and burned the buggy. He’d have trotted those boys home on the point of a pitchfork. In our early relationship, RB and I shared stories of pain we’d experienced before we met. Physically, his worst pain was when he played center on the high school football team and his nose was broken. That injury and ensuing surgery destroyed cartilage and flattened his nose. I confided the molestations I’d experienced and I know he heard me; unfortunately he forgot how it affected me. During routine housecleaning one day, I bent over and he unwisely delivered a “slow pat” to my backside. Without warning — a truly innocent reflex — I swung with my right fist. I connected. Bless his heart, his eyes crossed, then rolled up, his nose bled, and for several minutes I thought I might have killed him. For the next two weeks he had adhesive tape from ear to ear, lower eyelids to upper lip. When asked by friends and co- workers what happened, he gave his best smile and said, “My wife hit me.” It made a funny story. This is the story I never told. Molestation of any nature brings about lifealtering effects.When children talk, do we listen? You can contact Carolyn at canStevens

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Few parents recall doctor saying child overweight LAURAN NEERGAARD AP Medical Writer WASHINGTON — Pediatricians are supposed to track if youngsters are putting on too many pounds — but a new study found less than a quarter of parents of overweight children recall the doctor ever saying there was a problem. Does that mean doctors aren’t screening enough kids, or aren’t frank enough in these tough conversations? Or is the real story parent denial? The research published Monday can’t tell, but makes it clear the message too often isn’t getting through. “It’s tricky to say, and it’s tricky to hear,” says lead researcher Dr. Eliana Perrin of the University of North Carolina. She analyzed government health surveys that included nearly 5,000 parents of overweight children from 1999 to 2008.

Parents tend not to realize when a weight problem is creeping up on their children. When almost a third of U.S. children are at least overweight, and about 17 percent are obese, it’s harder to notice that there’s anything unusual about their own families. Plus, children change as they grow older. The new study suggests when parents do recall a doctor noting the problem, it’s been going on for a while. About 30 percent of the parents of overweight 12to 15-year-olds said a doctor had alerted them, compared with just 12 percent of the parents of overweight preschoolers. Even among the parents of very obese children, only 58 percent recalled a doctor discussing it, says the report published Monday by the journal Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine. pediatricians “Many

don’t worry until children are very overweight, or until they’re much older,” says Perrin, whose team has created stoplight-colored growth charts to help doctors explain when a problem’s brewing. “If we can notice a concerning trend early, we’re more likely to be able to do something about it.” That means taking a family approach, says Dr. Nazrat Mirza, medical director of an obesity clinic at Children’s National Medical Center in Washington. Important changes — such as switching to low-fat milk and water instead of sugary sodas and juice, or cutting back on fast food — should be viewed as making the whole family healthier, not depriving everyone because Johnny needs to lose weight. “You do not want to single out one individual in the family. That’s enough to cause a lot of friction,”

This undated handout photo provided by UNC Health Care shows Dr. Eliana Perrin of the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill holding a stoplight-colored growth chart that helps track when children are overweight for their height. Pediatricians are supposed to track if youngsters are putting on too many pounds — but a new study found less than a quarter of parents of overweight children recall the doctor ever saying there was a problem. says Mirza, who wasn’t inThe next step is plotting or older who is admitted volved with the new study. that BMI on a growth for any reason. Mirza calls Doctors have long chart. Youngsters are con- it “a teachable moment.” tracked children’s height sidered overweight if their Perrin’s analysis shows and weight during yearly BMIs track in the 85th to more parents of overcheckups, but more recent 95th percentile for chil- weight kids are starting guidelines urge them to dren their same age and to get the message. Overcalculate a youngster’s gender, a range that just a all, 22 percent of parents body mass index, or BMI, few years ago was termed reported a health profesto screen for developing merely “at risk.” Above the sional telling them their obesity. Unlike with 95th percentile is consid- child was overweight. But adults, one measurement ered obese. that rose to 29 percent in alone doesn’t necessarily To tackle lack of aware- 2008, the latest year of mean children are over- ness, Children’s National the survey data and about weight — they might be has begun calculating the time guidelines about to shoot up an inch. BMIs for every child age 2 changed.

ment almost empty of evidence of the offender living there. What they did find was a friend who was unable to clearly explain the whereabouts of the person supposedly living there. “If the offender is in compliance, there’s no problem,” Norman said. “This is one of the biggest sweeps we’ve been involved in.” Norman, Tilley and Madigan found at least two offenders that appeared not to reside in their listed addresses on Tuesday. “If they are not there, I have to ask why,” Taylor said. “If they can’t supply a reasonable explanation, they are hiding either from embarrassment or worse, they are re-offending.” Taylor said often sex offenders who fail to register their new address are embarrassed due to notification to their neighbors,

they are hiding or possibly re-offending with new victims. Offenders often are charged with sex crimes ranging from unlawful sexual conduct, gross importuning or even rape. “They prey on weak people, young people, the mentally ill,” Taylor said. “Often they get in relationships to gain access to children.” Norman knocked on the door of one residence that was listed for a man

charged with sexual battery and found a 14- yearold girl home from school who admitted the man no longer lived there, but was told to tell them otherwise. “She said he had told her to tell us to say he did live there, although he hasn’t in two years,” Norman said after speaking with the teenager. Norman, along with Tilley and Madigan, then tracked down the mother who resides in the apartment and questioned


Sex offenders Continued from page 1 10 percent are not within compliance, so we are checking to make sure they are following all the guidelines.” Breaking out into small groups, Miami County Sheriff’s Office deputies — along with representatives of local police departments — knocked on each registered sex offender’s door to see if they were home. If they weren’t, statements were made to those answering as to where they were working or their new address to track them down. As was the case with one registered offender in Troy, charged with sexual battery, Miami County Sheriff ’s Office Deputy David Norman, along with Troy Police Department’s Detective Chris Tilley and school resource officer Chris Madigan, found an apart-

her at her employer. Miami County Sheriff ’s Office Chief Deputy Dave Duchak also reminded officers to make sure to document each sex offender’s email address and if they could be found on social networking sites such as Facebook or MySpace. “Generally during these sweeps, U.S. Marshals say the find 10 percent that are non-compliant,” Duchak said. “We’re hoping we can better than number.”

Duchak also said the county-wide sweep wouldn’t have been possible without the help of each city’s local police departments. For a complete list of the county’s registered sex offenders, visit See Thursday’s edition of the Piqua Daily Call for a complete follow-up on the U.S. Marshal sweep of the county’s registered sex offenders.


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PEARL HARBOR REMEMBERED Dec. 7, 1941: ‘A date which will live in infamy’ In keeping with today’s 70th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor, the Piqua Daily Call asked a number of local senior citizens for their remembrances of that fateful day, Dec. 7, 1941. They were asked what they were doing at the time when they learned of the attack, how it affected their lives and how it affected the United States. The following are their responses: Charles Black 84, of Piqua: “I was a 14-year-old boy, living on Brice Avenue, a student at Piqua Central High School. On the morning of Dec. 7, 1941, my Dad turned on radio station WLW, Cincinnati, at about 8 a.m. and heard President Franklin Delano Roosevelt report the news of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. I jumped into my clothes BLACK and ran east over streets and TODAY through peoples’ yards to arrive at the Church of the Nazarene on Gordon Street to tell the surprised group of people all about the terrible tragedy. The rest of Pearl Harbor Day consisted of prayers for the people on Ford Island and on the ships that were bombarded by Japanese planes. The news came slowly by radio and by newspapers. Pictures were not available like they are today. I can still hear President BLACK Roosevelt’s words as he an- IN 1940S nounced that “This date which will live in infamy!” The dictionary defines the word as “an infamous act — of an evil reputation.” This unprovoked war act resulted in a declaration of war against both Japan and Germany. World War II changed the lives of the whole world’s peoples, as it was terminated by the dropping of atomic bombs on Nagasaki and Hiroshima, Japan, in 1945. Memories of the terrible loss of life and injury to our American military forces and the lives instantly terminated by the atomic bombs in Japan are never to be forgotten. I entered the U.S. Navy on June 6, 1945, after graduation from high school, at age 18. I went to boot camp at Sampson Naval Base in New York state. I traveled by troop train to San Diego Naval Base to attend Yeoman school. I served at the Naval Ammunition Depot in Hawthorne, Nev., discharging Navy guys who had done their duty. Then I came home. The war brought us together.”

Mary Whidden, 90, of Piqua, formerly of Rockford, Ill.: “I was living in Mason City, Iowa, at the time. I was visiting at Rockford College in Rockford, Ill., for the weekend. We came up for lunch and they said Pearl Harbor had been bombed and I didn’t know where Pearl Harbor was. Driving back we heard President Roosevelt declaring war. I went to Washington, D.C., to WHIDDEN work for the Red Cross National headquarters. All the young men who went all over the world and came back from the war and had free college, which they probably wouldn’t have had. I think it changed the world a great deal.”

Ralph Zimmerman, 89, of Piqua, formerly of Dayton. “I was shopping at Sears and Roebuck in downtown Dayton when I heard about it. I thought it was awful. I farmed and I worked in the shop at Hobart Brothers in Troy during the war. We made a little bit of everything for bombers. I thought it (the Pearl Harbor attack) was awful.”


Ben Czajka, 93, of Piqua, formerly of Nemacolin, Pa.: “I was in school at the University of Michigan. I was on the street when I heard about it. Those dirty (expletive deleted)! They let me finish school. I knew I was going to go into the service. I served in the Navy. It was hell when we had to go to war. We finally made the score even when we dropped a couple CZAJKA of bombs on them.”

Harold Briola, 98, of Piqua, formerly of Ambridge, Pa.: “I was working for the Sohio gas company station when I heard about the attack on a radio we had outside for display to sell. I was astonished. I went on to work at Lamson and Sessions in Cleveland. We made nuts and bolts and other things (for the war effort). I was the manager of an important BRIOLA department. I never got called. I applied but I got turned down. I was married at the time. Maybe I was too old.”

A view of Ford Island and Battleship Row at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, under attack by Japanese aircraft on Dec. 7, 1941. The photo was taken by a Japanese aviator. Edgar Hoffman, 96, of Piqua: “I was 25 years old when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor. I was in the Army for almost a year at the time. I was drafted the first week in February, 1941. I did my basic training at Camp Shelby, Miss. In October, I was sent to Texas with a cadre of men to start up the 174th Field Artillery. On Dec. 7, 1941, I was on a field exercise HOFFMAN when I over the radio I heard the TODAY Japanese were attacking Pearl Harbor. At first, we were a little skeptical, but then we realized it was really happening. I had my discharge papers ready at the office, waiting to go home for Christmas after a year’s service. Well, the Japanese changed all that. They (his superiors) tore them up and said ‘you are in for the duration of the war.’ I spent almost five years in World War II. HOFFMAN I spent most of 1942 with the IN 1940S 987th. I was then sent to the University of Springfield (Illinois) to the Allis Chalmers plant to work in the engineering department. We built a large prime mover to pull 155mm guns. They had 18-foot barrels and weighed more than 16 tons. From there, I was sent to Fort Sill, Okla., artillery school for three months. Then I was sent to the 528th Field Artillery unit. I went with the unit to England and then into Europe. The war brought us out of the Depression.”

Miles Hamilton, 89, of Piqua, formerly of St. Paris: “I was working at our family service station in St. Paris and I was on duty when I heard the news on the radio. I really thought that with the things that had been going on it was going to happen sooner or later. I wasn’t really surprised that it happened. There were people who thought it would happen HAMILTON sooner. I think it had a terrible TODAY impact but it brought everything together. My Dad was in France in World War I. and I thought, ‘here we go again.’ I had previously been going back and forth to classes at Wright Field. When all this happened, I was assigned as a crew chief of an aircraft. I enlisted in Aug. 1942. In October 1942, I became active duty. After entering the HAMILTON Army Air Corps I was a crew IN 1940S chief. I was the crew chief. I was cross trained in the Army Air Corps. As crew chief, I was trained as a pilot and as a co-pilot. I went overseas in Aug. 1943 to England. I went overseas in a Douglas plane after they did some additional fitting. Went down to North Africa went to Cairo, Egypt. There were different times I was on the plane as crew chief with (Gen. Dwight) Eisenhower and (Gen. George) Patton. They had meetings onboard the plane. During the war one of our planes crash landed in Sicily. I was on a lot of secret runs, doing mapping before D-Day. We flew under the radar. We transported paratroopers from Australia, they were trained in demolition.

Jack Cartwright, 94, of Piqua, formerly of Sidney. “I was at Fort Bragg, N.C., doing basic training. They came and told use about it (the attack). We all had World War I rifles and they had us pack the rifles to send them to the West Coast. They didn’t know if the Japanese were going invade California. I was regular Army. I went from one base to another to help train CARTWRIGHT people. I went to France. I got hit with shrapnel and I ended up at the hospital for two months. They said my combat days were over. They put me in the post office. You did the best you could, that was it.”

Richard Benkert, 86, of Piqua (Piqua native): “I was driving with some folks through Dayton when it came on the car radio. I BENKERT was a sopho- BENKERT TODAY IN 1940S more in high school at the time and it didn’t mean a lot to me at the time. I finished high school. I wanted to enlist in the Marine Corps, but they said they didn’t need anyone at that time, so I volunteered for the draft. I served in the Marines as one of the replacements. I went through basic training and went to the South Pacific. I think it (the attack on Pearl Harbor) made everyone mad and they pitched in to do whatever they could.”

Geneva Schulze, 91, of Piqua, formerly of Hamilton. “I was in a drug store getting a Coke and a sandwich to carry to the theater. I didn’t know where Pearl Harbor was. There was a lot of excitement. My roommate and I asked around about what had happened and they told us about the attack. Nobody in the drug store knew where Pearl Harbor SCHULZE was. It was an exciting time. I was a secretary to Army officers at American Intelligence Center in Washington. I think it (the war), it made the country greedy. There is more coveting today. I think the country is on the wrong track.”

Peggy Geiger, 91, of Piqua, formerly of Wellston: “I was in my first year of teaching. I was back in my hometown of Wellston. I had the radio on when I heard the news. My fiancé was in training to be a pilot. When they came on the radio and said Pearl Harbor had been attacked I thought, and I thought ‘oh boy, John (her husband John GEIGER Ramer) is going to have to go to war.’ He was in the African war as fighter pilot and it didn’t last tool long. Then he went to Europe.. I was telling my son one time that it was a wonderful feeling, we were all energized. Everyone was so patriotic. Even though we weren’t fighters, we all wanted to everything we could to help our country.”

William McNamee, 85, of Piqua, formerly of Manhattan, N.Y.: “When I heard about it (the attack) I wanted to join the MCNAMEE MCNAMEE Marines. I IN 1940S TODAY had to wait until I was 18. I had some sickness and my parents didn’t think they would take me, but they did. I went through basic training and went to Jacksonville, Fla., where I worked on airplanes. I went to California to get ready for the invasion (of Japan). That’s when they dropped the two bombs and that was the end of that. That saved a lot of lives. It would have been a blood bath. I used to GI bill to go to a business college in California.”

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Continued from page 1 individuals during and immediately after the tragic, Sept. 11 dog mauling of Getzendiner were highlighted during the meeting. The five other recipients, aside from Getzendiner, were: Brittanie Evans, Caleb Hunter, James McMaken, Richard Richmond and Vicki Schneider. Piqua police officer Dave Short, who handled the investigation, presented the awards at the meeting and said the dog mauling even had an impact on those that did not personally know Getzendiner. “This incident not only affected those immediately involved, but also an entire community,” Short stated. “I was assigned to talk with several people and get statements from them about what they had witnessed, and in doing so, I soon realized how they saved Sandra’s life.” Schneider was given the award for her attempts to hit the dogs with her vehi-

cle to get them off Getzendiner and for also aiding her with her injuries and getting her to a safe place. McMaken for his attempts to hit the dogs with his vehicle and for getting out of his vehicle and putting himself at risk in order to help. Evans was honored for her bravery in getting out of her vehicle with a hammer and trying to get the dogs off of Getzendiner, in addition to rendering her aid. Richmond and Hunter, who are friends, also were awarded for their willingness to fight the dogs without concern for their own safety. The best friends since childhood used a metal pipe and their feet in order to do this. Lastly, the award was for Getzendiner, who was unable to attend the meeting. “During her ordeal with these two pit bulls, Sandra had the presence of mind to tell her would-be rescuers to stay away because she did not want them to get in-

jured,” Short said. “I heard those that helped her tell me over and over again that Sandra was pleading with them to stay away so they would not get bitten.” The Jan Mulder Citizenship Award is an annual award in honor of fallen Piqua police officer Jan Mulder who was shot and killed in the line of duty on Aug. 11, 1970. The award was established the next year by the Community Affairs Committee of the Piqua Area Chamber of Commerce. The award signifies a person who, in a time of crisis or emergency, disregards personal safety to save a life or attempts to save a life of another. Nancy Mulder, the widow of Mr. Mulder, was attendance at the meeting for the award ceremony and gave a few words. “(Jan) ended up giving his life so we could have a great community to live in,” she said. “I can’t think of a better way to extend his life than by giving this award.”

The owners of the put bulls, Brian Wilson, 30, and Mackenzie Vangel, 29, both of Piqua, have both been charged in the attack and their cases are presently pending in court. The dogs were later put down. Meanwhile, in other business commissioners also: • Approved several second readings for ordinances, including to a 30-cent minimum wage increase for certain municipal employees for temporary, seasonal and part-time work; and repealing certain aspects of the city code related to employee policy. • Approved a resolution requesting final legislation to enter into an agreement with the Ohio Department of Transportation for East Ash Street Reconstruction Project. • Passed a resolution to retain Cooperative Response Center, Inc., to provide professional customer call answering and dispatch services for the city.

Covington Council closes out project BY TOM MILLHOUSE News Editor COVINGTON — After essentially wrapping up one project, Covington Village Council on Monday night heard from a representative of an agency that could provide assistance on a possible future utility improvement. Council approved the final Walnut Street reconstruction project change order, which resulted in the deduction of $18,094 from the cost of the undertaking. Brice Schmitmeyer, engineer with the consulting firm of Fanning Howey and Associates, said with the deduction, the final cost of the project will be $645,750,

which is about $2,000 under the original contract. He said there will still be some seeding to complete next spring, but the project is basically complete. Council also approved the final payment of $79,682 to Finfrock Construction for the Walnut Street project and released about $26,500 the village was withholding pending the completion of the work. Mayor Ed McCord thanked everyone involved in a pre-construction meeting held before the work started. “It was a big help,” McCord said of the meeting, which he said laid out the parameters for the construction. During his presentation, Schmitmeyer also advised

council that the village has submitted applications for state funding for the possible Spring Street reconstruction and study and design for upgrading the sewage treatment plant. Julie Ward, senior rural development specialist with the Ohio Rural Community Assistance Program, outlined for council on services her agency could provide to the village. Ward said the Ohio Rural Community Assistance Program (RCAP) provides consulting services to help rural communities address their drinking water and wastewater treatment needs. Ward said that some services provided by her not-for-profit are done at no charge, while there is a fee

for other services. She said the agency provides assistance in program funding, facility development, operations and maintenance, management, finance and training. She noted that the village is evaluating possible improvements to the wastewater treatment plant and that her agency could assist the community with the project. “For example, we could help put together a funding package for the project,” said Ward, who is based in Cridersville near Lima. Council went into executive session to discuss village village employee compensation. No action was expected following the session.

Continued from page 1 Band and the night before I played for a dance at the officers’ club,” Woolridge recalled. “The next morning I had planned on taking a friend of mine on a road trip around the island. I was almost home when the message came across the radio.” Only two weeks prior the chief bandmaster and musician had been assigned off-shore and was living 30 miles away from the naval base. When he arrived home that morning, his landlady offered to give him a ride back to Pearl Harbor. Once they arrived, Woolridge opened the door of the car and the moment his boots touched the pavement the second wave of Japanese fighters descended like buzzards. “Right as I stepped out, the bombing started,” Woolridge said. “I was shaking like a leaf like I am now. … I was scared.” Woolridge said he has been haunted by the events of the day that ultimately propelled the United States into World War II, but said he has never felt prouder than when he was in a military uniform. Despite the chaos and tragedy, a job still needed to be performed in the aftermath of the attacks, and Woolridge got down to work. “We spent the day taking the wounded and the dead to the hospital,” Woolridge said. “Believe you me, it was quite — I am trying to find the words for it — quite a job. I wasn’t used to dead people.” When the sun set on the fiery, debris-filled lagoon that day, Marine gunfire continued well into the night as Woolridge was asked to go out on patrol. “I was ordered to, ‘When you say halt, if they don’t

halt, shoot! If they don’t stop, shoot!’” Woolridge said. Woolridge said he loved serving the Navy and that it was his life, but he said the events of that day took a long time to come to grips with. “It took me quite awhile,” he said. “It took me a year to get over that. I was never the same after that. I normally had a good concept of people, but when that happened it changed my ideas of the Japanese. It was quite awhile before I was able to get back to normal life. “It was difficult because I lost a lot of friends on those ships. … I was fortunate.” But Woolridge is glad he served with pride in a naval career that spanned three decades. “I loved the Navy,” said Woolridge, who not only served during World War II but also in the Korean War. “The Navy was my life.” Over his military career, Woolridge served and played on numerous ships, including the battleship USS Colorado and the heavy cruiser USS Pensacola, both of which are well-known large ships. Woolridge was born in Spurrier, Ky., on Jan. 22, 1911, and between the ages of 5 and 21 he lived in an orphanage. Following the war he spent the next 30 years working in the shipping department at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. Since retirement, he has lived in the Piqua area, most recently at Sterling House in Piqua. His wife, Verna, lives in Covington and the longtime couple have three children together. “I had a good life and I feel lucky to be 100,” Woolridge said. “I have no regrets.”


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1320 FAIRFAX, 2 bedroom, refrigerator, stove, dishwasher provided, washer/ dryer hook-up, non-smoking environment, no pets. $460 month plus deposit, off street parking. (937)441-3921 2 BEDROOM in Troy, Stove, refrigerator, W/D, A/C, very clean, cats ok. $525. (937)573-7908 2 BEDROOM unfurnished apartment in Covington, $460 month plus utilities, (937)216-3488. 2&3 BEDROOM TOWNHOMES, Piqua, all appliances including washer/ dryer, 1.5 & 2.5 bath. (937)335-7176

105 Announcements


Only $475 2 Bedroom 1.5 Bath Now Available

Part Time Position 25 hours per week Computer Experience Required

We offer: ✔Perfect Attendance Program ✔Weekend and Shift Differentials ✔FREE Meals ✔FREE Uniforms ✔401K Program ✔Affordable Health, Vision and Dental Insurances ✔Paid vacation, Double Time Pay for Holidays

CLEAN, QUIET, safe 1 bedroom. Senior approved. No pets. $450 (937)778-0524



Piqua Manor is seeking team oriented, professional, caring Nursing Assistants to be a part of our team.

Miami County Job & Family Services 2040 N. Co. Rd. 25A TROY

Ext. 224 www.deliver

105 Announcements

250 Office/Clerical

2nd and 3rd Shift Positions Available



Call (937)454-9035 between 9am - 3pm, Monday - Friday, to schedule appointment. All calls outside these hours will not be considered.




Work Your Own Hours, Have Insured Vehicle. Must be at least 18 years old, Valid DL. No Experience Necessary!

SECURITY OFFICER Full, part time. Requirements: 18 years old, HS diploma/ GED, clean background check, pass drug test, basic comput er skills.


Jenni Bauman

Questions? Call Denise: (937)233-5500


Send resumes to: P.O. Box 521, Sidney or stop in at: 837 St. Marys Avenue for applications



December noon

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

Meyer Electric is now accepting applications

TravelCenters of America in Wapakoneta is now hiring experienced diesel mechanics and service techs. We offer flexible schedules with openings on all shifts.

Please apply in our shop department @

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.


240 Healthcare


105 Announcements

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

$200 Deposit Special! (937)673-1821

TROY, 2 bedroom townhouse, 845 N. Dorset. 1.5 baths, carport, appliances, washer/ dryer hookup, water, $585. (937)239-0320 www.miamicounty

TROY area, 2 bedroom townhouses, 1-1/2 bath, furnished appliances, W/D hookup, A/C, No dogs $475. (937)339-6776. WEST MILTON Townhouse. 2 Bedroom 1.5 bath. $475 month, Lease by 12-15, FREE GIFTCARD, (937)216-4233.

315 Condos for Rent

LOVELY TROY, 2 bedroom condo, 1.5 bath, private parking, washer/ dryer hook-up. Appliances. $575. (937)335-5440

320 Houses for Rent

Piqua Daily Call 877-844-8385

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919 BROADWAY, Piqua. half double home, Newly updated, $397, (937)573-6917

FLETCHER, 75 North Walnut, 4/5 bedroom, $500 month, $500 deposit C/A, no pets, (937)335-8084.

IN BRADFORD, nice 1 bedroom house, nice yard, $350, (937)773-2829 after 2pm.

NEWLY RENOVATED, master suite, hardwood flooring, fireplace, modern kitchen, partial basement, appliances, 2 car detached garage, fenced yard. 4 bedroom, 2.5 bath, two story, brick. $970. (937)371-9142. PIQUA, 1825 Wilshire, 3 bedroom ranch, natural gas, $800 plus deposit. No pets. Call (937)773-4493 PIQUA, 2935 Delaware Circle, 3 Bedroom, 2 bath, 2 car garage, all appliances, No pets, $880 monthly, 1 year lease, (937)778-0524

325 Mobile Homes for Rent

NEAR BRADFORD in country 3 bedroom trailer, $350. Also 2 bedroom trailer, washer/dryer hookup. $375. (937)417-7111, (937)448-2974

500 - Merchandise

510 Appliances

REFRIGERATOR, Samsung RF265AA (25.8 cu. ft.), bottom freezer, French door, like new. All white, very clean, adjustable glass shelves. French style doors are great and freezer is huge! Must sell. $450 (408)483-9539.

WASHER and DRYER, Whirlpool Gold series. 3 Years old, like new, excellent condition! Paid $1600 selling set for $500. (937)552-7786 WASHER, Maytag Centenial, three years old, like new condition. Asking $150. (937)778-8816

560 Home Furnishings

ENTERTAINMENT CENTER, with Lighted bookcases, excellent condition, dark oak color, will deliver within Sidney, asking $1,000. Call (937)492-0494

SLEEPER SOFA, mauve and blue floral, 7 foot. Good condition. $250. Oak double door TV cabinet, lots of storage, DVD player shelf. $150. (937)638-5591 TELEVISION, 36" Toshiba, picture in picture. Includes stand. $200. (937)778-0906

577 Miscellaneous

CRIB, cradle, changing table, Pack-N-Play, basinet, Porta-Crib, saucer, playpen, car seat, blankets, clothes, gate, potty, tub, bears, more. (937)339-4233 HOSPITAL TABLE on wheels, formica top table 30x48, maple stand two drawer, dog cage 24 inch, walker, $20 choice. (937)339-4233

JUKE BOXES, three, Seaburg, Model SCD1, Rowe Ami, Model R93, Rowe Ami, Model R83, Cherry Master video game. (937)606-0248

WALKER, hospital table, tub/shower benches, commode chair, toilet riser, glider rocker, tub grabbers, end table, microwave & toaster ovens, more. (937)339-4233

205 Business Opportunities

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

Better Business Bureau 15 West Fourth St. Suite 300 Dayton, OH 45402 937.222.5825 This notice is provided as a public service by A newspaper group of Ohio Community Media 2239270

535 Farm Supplies/Equipment

GAS TANK, approx 300 gal round, pump and nozzle, $150 (937)368-5009

545 Firewood/Fuel

FIREWOOD, $125 a core pick up, $150 a core delivered, $175 a core delivered and stacked (937)308-6334 or (937)719-3237

FIREWOOD, $50 Truckload, delivered, split, seasoned hardwood, (937)596-6544

FIREWOOD for sale. All seasoned hardwood, $150 per cord split/ delivered, (937)844-3756.

319 GLENWOOD, Beautiful 3 Bedroom, stainless steel refrigerator, stove and dishwasher, washer/ dryer hook-up. 2 Car garage, CA, 20 x 20 family room, fenced yard. $725 plus utilities. (937)520-4290

SEASONED FIREWOOD $165 per cord. Stacking extra, $135 you pick up. Taylor Tree Service available (937)753-1047

105 Announcements

105 Announcements

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

Published: December 15 • Deadline: December 6

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Wednesday, December 7, 2011


Service&Business DIRECTORY

To advertise in the Classifieds That Work Service & Business Directory please call: 877-844-8385 630 Entertainment


Check out that work .com 620 Childcare


Gutters • Doors • Remodel


635 Farm Services

665 Lawn, Garden, Landscaping #Repairs Large and #Room Additions #Kitchens/Baths #Windows #Garages


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625 Construction

Residential Commercial New Construction Bonded & Insured

(937) 339-7222 Complete Projects or Helper Decks, Drywall, Cement, Paint, Fences, Repairs, Cleanup, Hauling, Roofing, Siding, Etc. Insured/References



875-0153 698-6135

Cleaning Service



I am a debt relief agency. I help people file for bankruptcy relief under the Bankruptcy Code. 2239628

Gravel Hauled, Laid & Leveled Driveways & Parking Lots

Sparkle Clean

Handyman Services


Will do roofing, siding, windows, doors, dry walling, painting, porches, decks, new homes, garages, room additions. 30 Years experience Amos Schwartz (260)273-6223

660 Home Services


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

645 Hauling 2241083


630 Entertainment


625 Construction

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

Free Estimates • Fully Insured • 17 Years of Home Excellence

Emily Greer


Tammy Welty (937)857-4222


starting at $

(See Us For Do-It-Yourself Products)

SNOW BLOWER tune up special at Cyʼs Lawn Equipment Repair. Tune up includes oil, spark plug, air filter, carburetor degummed and belts if needed. Starting at $19.99 to $54.99, price does not include pickup up, (937)974-8012.

670 Miscellaneous

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Mobile Veterinary Service Treating Dogs, Cats & Exotics

everybody’s talking about what’s in our

classifieds that work .com 700 Painting



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


675 Pet Care


or (937) 238-HOME

655 Home Repair & Remodel



(419) 203-9409


Roofing, remodeling, siding, add-ons, interior remodeling and cabintets, re-do old barns, new home construction, etc.

Bankruptcy Attorney

(937) 339-1902


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

Commercial / Residential


Amish Crew Pole Barns-

All Types of Interior/Exterior Construction & Maintenance

Small #Basements #Siding #Doors #Barns

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



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

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Any type of Construction:



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• Baths • Awnings • Concrete • Additions

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• Spouting • Metal Roofing • Siding • Doors

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• Roofing • Windows • Kitchens • Sunrooms

AMISH CREW A&E Construction

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660 Home Services


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

660 Home Services

Roofing • Siding • Windows



655 Home Repair & Remodel

Continental Contractors

Booking now for 2011 and 2012


655 Home Repair & Remodel


Looking for a new home?

600 - Services

937-335-4425 937-287-0517

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

1999 BUICK CENTURY AWESOME DEAL!!! Only 110,500 miles. 3100 motor. All electric. A/C. Runs great! Very clean inside and out. Good gas mileage. NICE CAR!! $4500. (937)726-5605

GREAT condition. 80,000 miles- mostly highway, recently detailed inside and out. Non-smoker and no accidents. All scheduled maintenance performed, $12,500. Call (937)773-2694 ask for Jennie

AQUARIUM, 29 gallon, oak trim. Includes 30" oak trim deluxe hood, 29 gallon deluxe oak stand. All for $100. (937)552-7786 BERNICE & Black Lab puppies, ready to go, just in time for Christmas, $50. (937)448-0522

JACK RUSSELL mix, 11 years old. Free to good home. Elderly owner no longer able to care for her. (937)526-4166

KITTENS, gorgeous! 3 months old. Tabbies, long haired and short haired. Charcoal and silver stripes. Friendly and litter trained, $10 each. (937)473-2122

MALTESE 6 months to 3 years, males and females $200 with papers also Golden Yorkshire Terriers $200 males young adults. Morkie $50, male 4 months. Cash only. (937)332-1370

PIT BULLS. 3 blue nose Pit puppies. 2 grey females. 1 fawn (light tan male), blue eyes, 9 weeks old. UKC registered parents, shots, $300 OBO. (661)492-6625

Sealed Proposals for the Piqua Power – Utility Service Building – Office Furniture Design and Space Planning Services will be received by the Piqua Power System, 123 Bridge Street, Piqua, Ohio until 2:00 pm on Thursday, December 22, 2011 at which time they will be publicly opened and read. The Request For Qualification (RFQ) Document may be obtained at the office of the City of Piqua Purchasing Department at 201 W. Water St., Piqua, OH at no cost. You can also download a copy from our web site at Proposals must be signed and submitted to the City in a sealed envelope and must be marked “RFQ-Office Furniture Design & Space Planning Services.” Each Proposal must contain the full name of the party or parties submitting the Proposal and all persons interested therein. No Proposer shall withdraw his proposal after the actual opening thereof. The City reserves the right to reject any or all proposals, waive irregularities in any proposal, and to accept any proposal which is deemed by City to be in the best interests of the City.


583 Pets and Supplies


586 Sports and Recreation

COLT 45 New Pistol. 80 miltype with holster and box. $800 cash plus proper ID. (937)339-1394

592 Wanted to Buy

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

COSTUME JEWELRY, old, one piece or full jewelry box. Clean out mom's or grandma's. Paying top dollar. (937)773-5653

800 - Transportation

805 Auto

2004 BUICK Le Sabre Ltd. 20,200 miles, white, navy blue cloth top. Loaded, front wheel drive, Leather interior, Immaculate. Florida car! $13,000 OBO. (937)492-1308

850 Motorcycles/Mopeds

MOTORCYCLES, 1982 Kawasaki KZ44-D, runs good, approx. 36,000 miles, $500. 1978 Suzuki GS750EC, parts only $100. (937)368-5009

890 Trucks

2000 CHEVY S10 Extreme. Black, 130k miles. Fair condition. $3000 OBO. (937)538-0714

Beverly M. Yount Purchasing Analyst City of Piqua 12/7, 12/2011

Capture th irst Christmas! F iL ttle Onestm’sas will be published in thlle oSnidney Daily ri ca



Tim Waddle, et al. Defendants. NOTICE Plaintiff has brought this action naming you as defendants in the above-named court by filing its Complaint for Foreclosure on October 3, 2011. The object of the complaint is to foreclosure a mortgage against the real estate located at 515 E. Main Street, Troy, Ohio, which was owned by Barbara F. Waddle at the time of her death on October 8, 2010, and to require the sale of the property to satisfy the loan balance due to Plaintiff. You are required to answer the complaint within twenty-eight days after the last publication of this notice, which will be published once each week for three successive weeks, and the last publication will be made on December 14, 2011. In case of your failure to answer or otherwise respond as permitted by the Ohio Rules of Civil Procedure within the time stated, judgment by default will be rendered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint.

U-Cut Wreaths, Grave Blankets, Roping & Crafts also available Weekdays 2 p.m.-5 p.m. Saturday 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday Noon-5 p.m.

November 11, 2010

Twins are handled as two (2) separate photos

Love, Daddy, Mommy, Grandpa and Grandma


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


Name of Baby: ________________________________________________________

11/30, 12/7, 12/14-2011

Your Name: __________________________________________________________ Address: ____________________________________________________________

Find your

City:_____________________ State:_____ Zip:________ Phone:_________________

new best friend.

! Please mail my photo back to me in the SASE provided. We cannot be responsible for photos lost in the mail. ! I will pick up my photo after December 20, 2010. We only hold pictures for 6 months after publication. ! Payment Enclosed ! Check ! Visa/MC ! Discover ! Cash ! Am Express

AKC GOLDEN ADORABLE ving Looking for lo R. VE IE TR RE ity and al on rs pe g in home. Charm ds. great with ki

FREE Horse drawn wagon rides on weekends! You Cut Your Own. We provide saws, shake and net wrap

Nov. 23 - Dec. 23 10am-5pm Closed Thanksgiving

Our trees have been irrigated through the summer Market Open Fri, Sat & Sun 10am-5pm Enter South Cafe side St. Rt. 202 • SE of Troy, NE of Tipp City


Your Signature:_________________________________

Tips on Caring for a Real Tree 1. Keep the tree in a cool, shady place like the garage or porch until ready to bring indoors to decorate. 2. Saw a thin disk (1/2 to 1 inch) off the trunk prior to placing the tree in a water-holding stand. 3. Make the cut perpendicular to the axis of the stem, NOT in a v-shape or at angles. The tree will “drink” its water through the layer between the bark and wood. If you shave the bark off of the trunk the tree will not be able to absorb water. 4. Place the tree in its water-holding stand within two hours after making the cut to the trunk. When a tree is cut it will naturally form a seal of sap over it’s stump to keep moisture in the tree. You must break the seal to allow the tree to once again “drink” the water needed to keep it fresh throughout the holidays. 5. Your stand must be able to hold enough water for the size of the tree. A good rule of thumb is a one-quart capacity for every inch of diameter of the trunk.


Credit Card #:__________________________________ Exp. Date:_____________________________________

* There is limited space available for wording in these ads, please choose wording carefully, we reserve the right to cut wording if necessary, ad shown actual size (1x3) above.



339-3681 524-7775

Bailey Louise Hamblin

Birth Date: ____________________________________________________________



4163 Walnut Grove Rd. Troy



Valley View Farm 5’ -14’

Only 21 $

Jan A. Mottinger Clerk of Court of Common Pleas Miami County, Ohio

Live Christmas Tree Directory Beautiful Canaan Fir Colorado Blue Spruce White Spruce

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899 Wanted to Buy

Wanted junk cars and trucks! Cash paid! Get the most for your junker call (937)732-5424.

s a m t s i r h C t s r i F s ’ Baby e Memory of Your

Douglas Fir, Canaan Fir, Norway Spruce $ $

40- 60

Precut trees available. Thousands to choose from!

Trees up to 15’!

Opening Nov. 26 At 10 AM, then Fri. 3-5, Sat. & Sun.10-5 (Go 5 miles south of Sidney on Co. Rd. 25A, turn east onto Kirkwood Rd. and go 1/4 mile)

Christmas TreeS George’s Dairy Bar Buy your REAL TREE where it grows! Come join us for our last year! Any tree – any size $24.95 Hrs: Fri•Sat•Sun 9-5 (937) 526-9460

Kringle’s Holiday Farm

14933 Kirkwood Rd., Sidney, OH

(937) 492-2215

3370 Miller Road • Russia 1 mile north of town

Corner of Spring & Ash, Piqua Fresh Cut Eco Friendly Scotch Pine Douglas Fir Fraiser Fir 5’- 10’ Boughs & Roping

Hours: Mon-Thurs 12-9 Fri-Sat-Sun10-9 2231189

29', stored inside, 4 new tires, everything works great! Large awning, excellent condition, like new! A must see!! Asking $3500. Call (937)418-3516

SPA Hot Springs Sovereign Spa. 6 adults, 230W, 50AMP, 335 Gallon. New retractable vinyl cover bought in September. $2550. (937)492-2443

LEGAL NOTICE ADVERTISEMENT FOR REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS Piqua Power – Utility Service Center – Office Furniture Design & Space Planning Services


577 Miscellaneous


Wednesday, December 7, 2011


INFORMATION Call ROB KISER, sports editor, at 773-2721, ext. 209, from 8 p.m. to midnight weekdays.


Piqua Daily Call •



IN BRIEF ■ Basketball

Piqua game postponed KIEFER

The Piqua boys basketball game at TrotwoodMadison Friday night has been postponed because of the length of Trotwood’s football season. The game will be played Feb. 7. The freshman game will tip at 4:30 p.m., followed by the JV and varsity.


■ Radio

Kiefer wins four

WPTW to air Troy games

Zimpher tops at diving meet Emma Kiefer led the Piqua swimmers at the Troy Christian Pentathlon, winning four races. Kiefer won the 50-yard freestyle, 27.23; 50 backstroke, 29.46; 50 butterfly, 30.16; and 100 individual medley, 1:05.98. She also finished second in the 50 breaststroke, 35.73.

WPTW 1570 AM will air two upcoming Troy boys basketball games. On Friday, Sidney at Troy will air at 7:15 p.m. On Dec. 13, Miami East at Troy will air at 7:15 p.m.

■ Website

Scores to air hoop games will broadcast the following high school basketball games. Thursday: Marion Local girls at Minster, 7:10 p.m. Friday: Fairlawn boys MIKE ULLERY/CALL PHOTOS at Jackson Center, 7:10 Piqua’s Luke Karn drives to the basket against Tippecanoe Tuesday night at Garbry Gymnasium. p.m. Saturday: Russia girls at Fort Loramie, 2:10 p.m.; Minster boys at Russia, 7:40 p.m.

Piqua gets big ‘W’

■ Football

McCoy may play Thursday The news on Colt McCoy's injured right knee was encouraging after a light practice Monday afternoon. McCoy is "day to day" for the Cleveland Browns game against the Steelers Thursday night in Pittsburgh, Coach Pat Shurmur said in his Monday press conference. Running back Peyton Hillis is day to day with a strained left hip. Shurmur said McCoy has no structural damage from a hit by Ravens end Arthur Jones in the first quarter Sunday. The quarterback missed one play after being hit as he threw on a screen pass. The Browns will have a normal Wednesday-type practice Tuesday as they try to compress practice time. McCoy was listed as a full participant in the walkthrough.


is the Q: What Cleveland Browns record against AFC North oppnents with Colt McCoy at quarterback?



QUOTED "Trust me. I know my record." —Colt McCoy on the Browns lack of success against AFC North opponents

Indians rally from early deficit against Tipp BY ROB KISER Sports Editor It took a second for Kindric Link to put it into words. But, the smile on his face spoke volumes. The Piqua boys basketball team had just beaten Tippecanoe 50-46 to even its record at 1-1 — which may not seem like a big deal. Until you consider they matched their total wins for the last two years combined — and haven’t been at the .500 mark at any point in the season in almost three years. “This is nice,” Link said after thinking about it for a moment. “I will say it like this. We are happy, but we are not satisfied. We just want to keep it going from here.” And, while it may not have been easy, Piqua showed poise you might not expect from a team that has not had a lot of success. But, it is a team full of confidence, even after a rough start against Wapak in the opener. “This team does not lack confidence,” first-year coach Heath Butler said. “They have been in the trenches in football — the end of the game, there is not any one play you can run. They just have to go play and that is what I told them.” Senior point guard Taylor Wellbaum showed that confidence. With 53 seconds to go, and Piqua leading 46-41, Wellbaum made a joke as he came out of the timeout. He followed that by making four of six free throws down the stretch. “We know what we can do,” Wellbaum said. “Coach (Heath) Butler is the perfect coach for us.

LOCAL RESULTS BOYS 50 Freestyle: 14.Dakota Potts (Miami East), 27.59; 17.Alex McGillvary (Miami East), 27.80; 22.Zach Zimpher (Piqua), 28.38; 23.Michael Compton (Piqua), 28.41; 25.Grady Stewart (Piqua), 29.00; 34.Logan Walter (Piqua), 30.34; 37.Jaron Cantrell (Piqua), 31.06; 38.Griffen Jennings (Piqua), 31.07; 43.Josh Ewing (Miami East), 34.07; 46.Robert Bim-Merle, 34.41; 54.Noah Tucker (Miami East), 37.58. 50 Breaststroke: 7.Dakota Potts (Miami East), 34.36; 16.Alex McGillvary (Miami East), 36.78; 19.Grady Stewart (Piqua), 37.92; 23.Jaron Cantrell (Piqua), 39.77; 29.Zach Zimpher (Piqua), 41.83; 31.Josh Ewing (Miami East), 42.13; 42.Griffen Jennings (Piqua), 45.90; 48.Michael Compton (Piqua), 48.84. 50 Backstroke: 15.Dakota Potts (Miami East), 35.10; 18.Zach Zimpher (Piqua), 36.32; 24.Michael Compton (Piqua), 38.93; 26.Logan Walters (Piqua), 40.27; 27.Grady Stewart (Piqua), 40.53; 32.Griffen Jennings (Piqua), 42.24; 40.Josh Ewing (Miami East), 46.22; 43.Noah Tucker (Miami East), 47.64; 49.Jaron Cantrell (Piqua), 53.76. 50 Butterfly: 11.Alex McGillvary (Miami East), 31.25; 13.Dakota Butts (Miami East), 31.55; 19.Zach Zimpher (Piqua), 34.61; Stewart (Piqua), 35.64; 21.Grady 22.Michael Compton (Piqua), 36.03; 28.Griffen Jennings (Piqua), 38.91; 34.Jaron Cantrell (Piqua), 43.17. GIRLS 50 Freestyle: 1.Emma Kiefer (Piqua), 27.23; 14.Carmell Rigola (Piqua), 30.20; 22.Courtney Bensman (Piqua), 31.04; 28.Erin Augustus (Miami East), 31.82; 37.Brandi Baker (Piqua), 33.53; 39.Kara Nuss (Miami East), 33.71; 41.Hannah Strevell (Piqua), 34.28; 47.Meredith Wesco (Miami East), 34.79; 55.Kylie Brown (Miami East), 37.38; 56.Emily Brown (Miami East), 37.41; 64.Lauren Williams (Miami East), 40.70; 65.Sarah Palmer (Piqua), 41.24; 66.Abigail Amheiser (Miami East), 41.82; 75.Ayrie Schwartzengraber (Piqua), 49.27. 50 Breaststroke: 2.Emma Kiefer (Piqua), 35.73; 16.Meredith Wesco (Miami East), 41.14; 17.Carmell Rigola (Piqua), 42.14; 26.Courtney Bensman (Piqua), 44.32; 30.Erin Augustus (Miami East), 45.09; 32.Kara Nuss (Miami East), 45.40; 38.Kylie Brown (Miami East), 47.38; 43.Brandi Baker (Piqua), 49.75; 50.Hannah Strevell (Piqua), 53.40. 50 Backstroke: 1.Emma Kiefer (Piqua), 29.46; 3.Carmell Rigola (Piqua), 33.52; 15.Erin Augustus (Miami East), 37.76; 26.Brandi Baker (Piqua), 40.45; 38.Courtney Bensman (Piqua), 43.39; 42.Hannah Strevell (Piqua), 44.33; 44.Kara Nuss (Miami East), 45.47; 50.Abigail Amheiser (Miami East), 48.91; 52.Sarah Palmer (Piqua), 49.45; 53.Lauren Williams (Miami East), 49.48; 54.Emily Brown (Miami East), 49.60; 55.Ayrie Schwartzengraber (Piqua), 49.72; 66.Meredith Wesco (Miami East), 55.51; 67.Kylie Brown (Miami East), 55.86. 50 Butterfly: 1.Emma Kiefer (Piqua), 30.16; 9.Carmell Rigola (Piqua), 34.43; 24.Courtney Bensman (Piqua), 38.73; 25.Kara Nuss (Miami East), 38.82; 37.Hannah Strevell (Piqua), 43.25; 42.Erin Augustus (Miami East), 45.73; 45.Brandi Baker (Piqua), 58.68. 100 IM: 1.Emma Kiefer (Piqua), 1:05.98; 6.Carmell Rigola (Piqua), 1:16.71.

Zimpher wins

Kindric Link shoots over Jacob Hall Tuesday night at Garbry Gymnasium. No doubt, this is a big win for us, but we knew we were a good team.” The first quarter was eerily similar to the Wapak game — Piqua made just one of 15 shots from the floor and the Indians trailed 15-4. “We came out and missed the layup to start the game,” Butler said. “That just seemed to carry over. The kids dug themselves a hole, but you have

to give them a lot of credit. We came back and dominated the second quarter.” Piqua was trailing 20-9 midway through the quarter, before a three by Link seemed to get the Indians untracked. “Sometimes, one shot is all it takes,” Butler said. Link hit two threes during the run, Luke Karn added another and Piqua finished the half on a 15-1 run to lead 24-21 at the

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break. “Kindric (Link) stepped up and hit some big shots,” Wellbaum said. Piqua’s athleticism seemed to give them the advantage over Tipp and compensate for a big game by the Red Devils 6-5 post Brandon Ervin, who had 18 points and 11 rebounds. “We have athletes all See PIQUA/Page 15

BEAVERCREEK — Zach Zimpher led three Piqua divers in the Bellbrook Invitational Saturday night at Beavercreek. Zimpher won the boys competition with a score of 191.15, while Corbin Meckstroth finished fourth with a total of 162.60. In the girls competition, Katie Stewart finished sixth with a total of 137.90.

Tiger boys win Congratulations to the Versailles High School boys swim team for winning the Van Wert Relay Invitational on Saturday. Versailles had 172 points, followed by Wapakoneta with 158 points. The 400 Medley Relay (Joel Dapore, Cole Poeppelman, Ian Lawrence, and Chris Klamar) placed See SWIMMING/Page15



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Piqua honors scholar athletes More than half of Indians Fall participants make list Piqua had 125 scholar athletes during the Fall grading period out of 239 student-athletes in Fall sports. Athletes are required to have a 3.2 GPA or better. Piqua’s scholar athletes included: Michael Anderson, Katie Allen, Taylor Bachman, Cheryl Bell, Jessica Apple, Karissa Atkins, Olivia Barhorst, Allison Cole, Conner Benson, Courtney Bensman; Alli Comstock, Brandon Bercot, Michaela Bell, Abigail Berger, Ben Crawford, Holly Black, Clayton Brown, Thomas Brown, Jasmine Davis, Tyler Broaddrick; Karrstyn Burt, Makayla Carnes, Haley Dotson, Justis Davis, Kailey Byers, Channon Collins, Andrea Ferree, Brad Dotson, Corinne Crawford, Gabby Collins; Eion Hogston, Jon Dembski, Samantha DeBusk, Caitlin Cromes,

Sierra Iddings, Jordan Feeser, Allison Divens, Lindsey Cruse, Rachel Harker, Isaac Hale; Logan Ernst, Teija Davis, Kyler Holland, Adrian Hemm, Brendan Fries, Madison Evans, Joshua Holfinger, Madison Hilleary, Noah Gertner, Emily Franz; Victoria Hostetter, Trae Honeycutt, Ashley Gregory, Sarah Gunkemeyer, Lucas Karn, Dylan Kessler, Charles Graves, Abigail Helman, Thomas Luna, Cameron Langston; Morgen Grunkemeyer, Haley Huebner, Zach Martin, Kindric Link, Amy Hall, Mykaila Ingle, Jenna Reed, Kyle Mills, Luke Hanes, Brooke Kiefer; Elle Seiss, Lauren McGraw, Frannie Haney, Rhonda Lemons, Katie Stewart, Hayley Monroe, Kylie Hays, Devin Magoteaux, Austin Tamplin, Travis Nees; Joshua Homer, Daniel Monnin,

Brandon Newbright, Tate Honeycutt, Jacob Newbright, Brandon Pummill, Logan Jessup, Sarah Palmer, Brooke Reinke, Joseph Kiser; Sarah L. Palmer, Kevin Richardson, Ivee Kaye, Austin Reedy, Alexandria Rohrbaugh, Kirstin Malone, Hayley Ryan, Phil Ruppert-McGuire, Corbin Meckstroth, Aaron Shroyer; Kaele Snapp, Alaina Mikolajewski, Michelle Smith, Daret Spradley, Andrew Newbright, Jacob Teague, Rob Stollmer, Tasha Potts, Natalie Thobe, Kassie Yohey; Dylan Runge, Antonio Valdez, Taylor Wellbaum, Ellie Ryan, Emily Wenrick, Kayla Schrubb, Macy Yount, Austin Sims, Cecily Stewart; Grady Stewart. Reganne Tate, Hannah Went, Victoria Whitten, Dylan Williams, Lyric Wyan.

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Piqua’s Taylor Wellbaum goes up for two points. Name

Piqua Continued from page 14 over the place,” Wellbaum said. “This team is really athletic.” Piqua survived a play in the third quarter, where three technicals were called, two on the Indians. And Link’s drive to the basket at the third quarter buzzer gave Piqua a 36-31 lead. Ryan Hughes scored to start the fourth quarter and Tipp could get no closer than four. “Ryan (Hughes) had some big baskets in the fourth quarter and Taylor (Wellbaum) hit some clutch free throws down the stretch,” Butler said. It was a balanced attack for the Indians, with Wellbaum leading the way with 14 points. Link had 11, Trae Honeycutt scored 10 and Jordan Feeser, Honeycutt and Link all grabbed seven rebounds. Ben Hughes added 10 points and six rebounds to the Red Devils cause. Piqua was 18 of 52 from the floor for 35 percent and 11 of 20 from the line for 55 percent. Tipp was 16 of 44 from the floor for 36 percent

and 12 of 20 from the line for 60 percent. Piqua won the battle of the boards 34-27 and had 13 turnovers to Tipp’s 14. “I don’t know what they shot, but I thought we did a pretty good job defensively,” Butler said. “Our goal was to keep them under 50 points, so we did that.” Now, Piqua gets a break in the schedule. The Indians are off until Dec. 16, when Miamisburg visits Garbry Gymnasium. “With the break in the schedule, we can work on shooting and some of the things we haven’t spent a lot of time on,” Butler said. “This is going to give us a chance to work on things.” And build on a big win. BOXSCORE Tippecanoe (46) Nick Fischer 2-3-8, Ben Hughes 2-5-10, Jacob Hall 1-0-2, Cameron Johnson 3-0-6, Brandon Ervin 8-2-18, Michael Donahey 02-2, Austin Hadden 0-0-0, Jaron Ervin 0-00, Juan Moliner 0-0-0. Totals: 16-12-46. Piqua (50) Trae Honeycutt 4-2-10, Taylor Wellbaum 4-6-14, Kindric Link 4-1-11, Ryan Hughes 2-0-4, Jordan Feeser 2-2-6, Joel Hissong 0-0-0, Luke Karn 2-0-5, Josh Holfinger 0-00, Kyler Ashton 0-0-0. Totals: 18-11-50. 3-point field goals — Tippecanoe: Fischer, Hughes. Piqua: Link (2), Karn. Score By Quarters 15 21 31 46 Tippecanoe Piqua 4 24 36 50 Records: Piqua 1-1, Tippecanoe 0-2. Reserve score: Tippecane 50, Piqua 43.





Katie McFarland 5 Gracie Kinsman Under 8 Ana Rindler Under 8 Under 8 Nadia Pleiman Chaia Sowers 7.5 Beth Herndon 7.5 Jalin Cooper 7.5 Sophia Hegyi 7.5 Emily Hegyi 7.5 Nevaeh Collier 9 Jillian Peltier 9 Alexa Sullivan 8-9 Ellie Jackson 11 Courtney Lucente11 Madisun Devlin 12+

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Reece Tate Under 10 Lauren Schmitz 10.5 Sarah Kraynek 10.5 Kamy Trissell 10 Kylie Trissell 10 Haleigh Beougher 10 Breanna Kimmel 11 Karlie Lehman 12 Evonne Chien 13+ Kayla Workman 8.3

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TEAM SCORES Level 4: 1.Great Miami Valley 107.975, 2.Miami County 104.675, 3.Blue Ash 104.375, Powel Crosley 103.275, Darke County 103.1, 6.Gamble Nippert 98.875, 7.Clinton County 86.25. Level 5: 1.Powel Crosley 104.775, 2.Miami County 102.5, 3.Great Miami Valley 101.975, 3.Darke County 101.975, 5.Blu Ash 99.0, 6.Gamble Nippert 84.675. Level 8: 1.Miami County 65.65, 2.Darke County 64.775, 3.Great Miami Valley 62.270.

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Covington girls sweep Trail The Piqua seventh grade boys basketball team opened the season with a 34-22 win over Vandalia-Smith. The Indians used good team defense to take a halftime lead and maintained that advantage in the second half. Nathan Monnin had 13 points and 11 rebounds, while Hunter Hawk added 10 points and six rebounds. Caleb Patton scored nine points.

PIQUA SCORING Patton 9, Hawk 10, Monnin 13, Smith 2.

Buccs sweep Trail COVINGTON — The Covington junior high girls basketball teams swept National Trail Saturday. The seventh grade, 2-1, won 27-22. Kailynn Pond, Ashley Cecil, Allie Metz and Justice Warner scored four points. The eighth grade, 3-0, won 22-18. Jessie Crowell scored eight points.

seventh; the 600 free relay (Mitchell Stover, Ian Lawrence, Andrew Kramer, and Cole Albers) placed first; the 200 back relay (Mitchell Stover, Ian Lawrence, Joel Dapore, and Andrew Kramer) placed third; the 200 fly relay (Cole Poeppelman, Chris Klamar, Joel Dapore and Michael Wenig) placed fifth; the 200 breaststroke relay (Cole Albers, Chris Klamar, Michael Wenig, and Cole Poeppelman) placed first; the 400 IM relay (Mitchell Stover, Cole Albers, Michael Wenig, and An-

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drew Kramer) placed first; and the 300 Free Relay (Mitchell Stover, Michael Wenig, Andrew Kramer, and Cole Albers) placed first; and (Ian Lawrence, Chris Klamar, Cole Poeppelman, and Joel Dapore) placed fifth.

Tiger girls second The Lady Tigers finished second at the Van Wert Invitational. The 400 medley relay (Hannah Marshal, Amber Seibert, Nicole Frantz, and Bailey Marshal) placed first; the 600 free relay (Nicole Frantz, Han-

nah Wenig, Breanna Winner, and Murphy Grow) placed second and (Lindsey Didier, Alyssa Barlage, Mackenzie Condon, and Emily Ruhenkamp) placed 10th; the 200 back relay (Hannah Marshal, Breanna Winner, Caroline Prakel, and Bailey Marshal) placed first and (Janelle Mangen, Mackenzie Condon, Alyssa Barlage, and Murphy Grow) placed 15th; the 200 fly relay (Nicole Frantz, Hannah Marshal, Caroline Prakel, and Bailey Marshal) placed second; the 200 breaststroke relay

(Breanna Winner, Caroline Prakel, Murphy Grow, and Amber Seibert) placed first and (Hannah Wenig, Janelle Mangen, Alyssa Barlage, and Emily Ruhenkamp) placed ninth; the 400 IM Relay (Hannah Wenig, Amber Seibert, Caroline Prakel, and Bailey Marshal) placed second; and the 300 free relay (Amber Seibert, Breanna Winner, Nicole Frantz, and Hannah Marshal) placed second and (Lindsey Didier, Alyssa Barlage, Emily Ruhenkamp, and Janelle Mangen) placed 15th.

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Mount Vernon Invitational Highlights

Piqua finished sixth at the Mount Vernon Invitational Saturday. Piqua placers (above, left to right) were Tyler Chambers (champion, 152 pounds), Cody Hogston (third place, 199), Brandon Pummill (champion, 182), Cody Young (fourth place, 138).

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Coach Nolan is retiring after 28 YEARS at

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Eion Hogston (above) controls an opponent in a 182-pound match. Brandon Pummill (top right) won the 182-pound title, while Cody Hogston (lower right) dominates an oppenent in a 195-pound match.


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