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Bachmann quits race

Americans expected to buy more cars Strong sales in December capped off a great year for U.S. carmakers, especially Chrysler, and 2012 should be even better. For their biggest Japanese rivals, a year of natural disasters and other struggles ended on a sour note, with U.S. sales falling and the outlook for next year just as challenging. See Page 9.

Says she’ll continue to fight for issues

Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., center, announces Wednesday in West Des Moines, Iowa, that she will end her campaign for president.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann said Wednesday she’s ending her bid for the Republican presidential nomination after her lastplace finish in Iowa’s leadoff precinct caucuses. “The people of Iowa spoke with a very clear voice, so I decided to stand aside,” Bachmann said at an emotional news conference, flanked by her family, hours after the caucus results were announced. “I


have no regrets, none whatsoever. We never compromised our principles.” The conservative Minnesota congresswoman’s decision, widely expected following her dismal Iowa showing, leaves her supporters up for grabs by the other candidates in the race and could be a boost for former Sen. Rick Santorum. Santorum narrowly lost the caucuses to front-runner

• See BACHMANN on Page 2


Tipp man faces felony charges

How the Fickell finger of fate saved my life I learned many important lessons in college — some of them I even learned in the classroom. Along the way, however, I also learned several important life skills that couldn’t be taught in any classroom — at least not any of the classrooms I stepped foot in on occasion at The Ohio State University. Of all the lessons I learned, however, perhaps none has stayed with me longer than this one: If you ever happen to find yourself (through no fault of your own) in the middle of a bar fight, it’s always helpful to have the school football team’s starting noseguard on your side. See Page 5.

Amish Cook reflects on another year Another year has gone into history. I often think of the verse “another year will soon be past only what is done for Christ will last.” How very true those words are. We had a green Christmas with warmer than usual weather but we awoke yesterday to a white world. The ground was covered in snow and the snowflakes were still falling. See Page 6.

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Signs of winter Above, Miami County Park District naturalist Deb DeCurtins discusses various ways to identify trees, including a leaf scars method, during an Adult Exploration Hike Tuesday at Honey Creek Preserve. The park district offers the hikes the first Tuesday of each month. At right, deer prints can be seen across one of the trails found at the 200-acre park in Bethel Township. For more information about upcoming activities sponsored by the Miami County Park District, visit online at STAFF PHOTOS/ANTHONY WEBER

Gillis re-elected as Tipp mayor Kessler keeps president’s seat, despite dissension BY CECILIA FOX Ohio Community Media

The Tipp City Council started off the new year by swearing in new members, electing the mayor and council president, and making appointments to various boards and committees. The council welcomed new member Mike McDermott and the city’s new law director, David Caldwell. The council held elections for the positions of mayor and council president. John Kessler and Joe Gibson were nominated for council president, OUTLOOK while Dee Gillis and Bryan Budding were the nominees for mayor. Although both positions are decidToday Partly cloudy ed on exclusively by members of the High: 42° city council, Scott Brownlee, a memLow: 25° ber of the Tipp City Planning Board, urged the council to vote against Kessler. Friday Partly cloudy “Mr. Kessler is a failed businessHigh: 48° man and his failure as a businessman Low: 32° has consequences that reach far beyond the doors of his bankrupted Complete weather publications,” said Brownlee, referinformation on Page 9. ring to Kessler’s company, Tour Great Miami, which owned and operated the Home Delivery: Tipp City Independent Voice. 335-5634 Brownlee claimed that Kessler Classified Advertising: owes more than $10,000 in federal tax (877) 844-8385 liens and has failed to pay his former employees’ Tipp City income withholding taxes. According to Brownlee, who cited public documents available online, Kessler’s company still owes 6 74825 22406 6


ing any debt. Other business included the adoption of an ordinance authorizing the taxes dating back to 2007. re-issuance of bond anticipation notes “I don’t want to remain quiet any- for the amount of $3.98 million. The more and see this man become the bonds will be used to pay for improveleader of this council,” Brownlee said. ments to County Road 25-A and Ultimately, the council elected Kinna Drive, purchasing and Kessler as council president in a 4-3 installing a back-up generator, the vote. Gillis, who was re-elected mayor AMR/AMI utilities project — the by another close vote, spoke in sup- installation of an advanced new elecport of Kessler. tric and waste utilities metering sys“Twice the citizens of Tipp City tem — and the construction of a water have elected John Kessler to serve on storage tower. this council and I feel confident in his “Initially I was really considering ability to serve as our president,” said voting against this ordinance, only Gillis. because I did not agree with the After the meeting, Kessler AMR/AMI, however this isn’t really a responded to Brownlee’s remarks say- question of whether the AMR/AMI is a ing that his business history has no good or a bad thing, it’s more a quesbearing on his abilition of whether or ty to serve on the Tipp City pays Twice the citizens not council as presiits bills. And for of Tipp City have dent. that reason I will As for the claims be voting yes,” elected John Kessler to that he owes more said council memserve on this council than $10,000 in fedber Bryan and I feel confident in eral taxes, Kessler Budding. said that while his The council his ability to serve as LLC does owe federalso passed a resoour president. al taxes, the lution authorizing amount is less than — Tipp City the purchase of a $3,000 and he is new ladder truck Mayor Dee Gillis currently making for the fire departpayments. ment, a $947,975 “That was a expenditure that was included in the partnership. There are other people 2012 Capital Improvement Plan. involved in those liabilities,” Kessler “The city does plan to pay cash for said. the Spartan Custom Gladiator chasAccording to Kessler, he was sis, thereby saving $7,750 in interest,” unaware that the LLC owed any said Tipp City Manager Jon Crusey. money to the city and he has not The new ladder truck will replace the been approached by the city regard- fire department’s 1975 model truck.

Miami County Sheriff’s Office officials charged Edward Huelsman, 49, of Tipp City, with fourth-degree felony of carrying a concealed weapon after an altercation with a family member in Tipp City on Tuesday. Officials were dispatched to 6733 Bejay Drive, Tipp City, after a report that Huelsman was allegedly trying to run over his brother, Louis Huelsman, with his vehicle. Officials stopped Edward Huelsman on Evanston Road, and prior to the stop, were warned of the possible threat that he possibly was carrying a handgun. According to the report, Edward Huelsman was ordered to put both of his hands out of the driver’s window and he complied. Edward Huelsman admitted to having a .38 pistol in his front pants pocket. He exited the truck with his hands in plain view and without incident. Officers retrieved a cloth sack from his right front pocket. Edward Huelsman was asked if he had a license to carry the concealed weapon, and he told the officer the Second Amendment gave him the right to bear arms. According to the report, Edward Huelsman was again asked if he had a concealed carry license and he answered no. Officers found the .38 pistol fully loaded with six rounds and one in the chamber, ready to fire. Huelsman was read his Miranda rights and didn’t speak to the officer. According to Paul Huelsman, Edward Huelsman arrived at the residence on Bejay Drive, to take him to Bible study when his son Louis Huelsman arrived unannounced. According to the report, Louis Huelsman harassed Edward Huelsman about returning some of his property. When Edward Huelsman got into his vehicle to leave, Louis Huelsman jumped onto the hood to keep him from leaving. According to Paul Huelsman, Edward Huelsman drove slowly for a short distance with his brother on the hood before ultimately stopping. Louis Huelsman left in a van without further incident. Edward Huelsman was not charged in relation to the incident with his brother Louis. Edward was transported to the Miami County Jail and incarcerated.

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BUSINESS ROUNDUP • The Troy Elevator The grain prices listed below are the closing prices of Wednesday. Corn Month Price Change Jan 6.5350 — Mar 6.6350 — O/N 5.5500 .25 Beans Month Price Change Jan 11.9000 + 2.50 Mar 11.9500 + 2.50 11.5900 + .25 S/O/N Wheat Month Price Change Jan 6.3500 -7 J/A 6.5900 - 7.75 You can find more information online at

• Stocks of local interest Values reflect closing prices from Wednesday. Symbol Price Change AA 9.45 +0.22 CAG 26.51 +0.22 CSCO 18.99 +0.36 EMR 48.03 +0.31 F 11.30 +0.17 FITB 13.09 +0.01 FLS 104.62 +2.69 21.15 +0.10 GM GR 123.49 +0.05 ITW 48.28 +0.25 JCP 34.91 -0.11 KMB 72.99 -0.23 KO 69.70 -0.44 KR 24.27 -0.25 LLTC 30.08 -0.26 MCD 99.39 +0.55 MSFG 8.87 -0.22 PEP 66.74 +0.34 0.31 0.00 PMI SYX 16.66 -0.24 TUP 55.97 +0.58 USB 27.57 -0.01 VZ 39.21 -0.52 WEN 5.28 +0.03 WMT 59.71 -0.62 — Staff and wire reports

Mitt Romney and is trying to emerge as the clear conservative alternative to the former Massachusetts governor. Bachmann’s decision gives Santorum a clear shot at consolidating the conservative vote heading into the next round of contests, though former House speaker Newt Gingrich and Texas Gov. Rick Perry still draw support from that pool. Bachmann, 55, had told a small group of supporters Tuesday night that she was staying in the race as the only true conservative who can defeat President Barack Obama. But hours later, she announced her departure from the race, capping a deep and long slide for a candidate who entered the campaign last summer with very high expectations. There was great excitement among Republican activists when she began her campaign and she translated that into a solid win in the Iowa straw poll. But as the campaign moved forward, Bachmann ran into a series of organizational and financial hurdles. She had a big shake-up in her campaign staff, with key backers leaving to join Ron Paul’s campaign, and her fundraising trailed virtually all of her rivals. That slide was capped Tuesday night with her sixth-place showing in the leadoff precinct caucuses. Bachmann did not take questions after her announcement nor did she talk about her future plans, including whether she would endorse another Republican



Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., addresses her supporters at her caucus party at the Marriott in West Des Moines after finishing sixth in the Iowa Caucuses Tuesday night. for the presidential nomination or seek re-election to Congress. “I look forward to the next chapter in God’s plan,” Bachmann said. “I’m grateful to have been a part of this presidential contest.” Her campaign manager, Keith Nahigian, told The Associated Press, that Bachmann has “no time frame or person” in mind for an endorsement. She blamed her demise on her straight-shooting, uncompromising approach to the issues. She campaigned as a hard-liner on social issues like abortion and gay rights, as well as arguing for a massive shrinking of the federal government. “I didn’t tell you what the polls said you wanted to hear,” Bachmann said.

She made it clear her public career was not over, even as she didn’t lay out what direction it would take. “I’ll continue to fight for you, for more liberty and to stop the overspending in Washington,” Bachmann said. “I mean what I say and I say what I mean.” Bachmann said she decided to seek the nomination to stop Obama policies that she argued would be disastrous for the country “I ran as the next stepping stone to passing on the torch of liberty,” Bachmann said. “Make no mistake: I will continue to fight for our country.” Though she’s a member of Congress and a force in conservative Republican politics,


At least 25 dead from landslide

Ligayo said about 120 soldiers were heading to the area to help dig for survivors and bodies. MANILA, Philippines Saul Pingoy, a local resi(AP) — A landslide buried dent, told DZMM radio that dozens of people Thursday at a small-scale gold mining he was sleeping in a house about 50 yards (meters) site in the southern Philippines, leaving at least away from the landslide when he felt the ground 25 dead less than a month shake and heard rocks after heavy rains hit the falling on roofs. It wasn’t area. raining at the time, he The landslide struck added. around 3:00 a.m. (2100 “The mountain itself was GMT Wednesday), when already sending a warning most residents were asleep. with falling rocks. That’s Aside from those confirmed dead, more than 100 people why we were woken up … are believed to be buried in and then it collapsed,” he the rubble in Napnapan vil- said. “Big boulders and the lage in Pantukan township, ground from the mountain covered the area.” Compostela Valley provinCompostela Valley cial Gov. Arturo Uy said. province is on the main Army Lt. Col. Camilo southern Philippine island

of Mindanao, where flash floods triggered by a tropical storm killed more than 1,250 people in December. Uy said miners and their families had been warned that the heavy rains made the small tunnels that honeycomb the hills and mountains more dangerous. Thousands of poor Filipinos dig and pan for gold in the area, hoping to strike it rich despite the dangers of largely unregulated mining. The tunnels are often unstable and landslides and accidents are common. Uy said authorities advised residents as early as Dec. 16 when Tropical Storm Washi was sweeping across Mindanao to leave their tunnels, “but unfortu-




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Bachmann sought to stand above the fray. “A politician I never have been, nor ever will be,” she said. She said the national health care measure Obama signed into law in 2010 and that Republicans oppose and derisively refer to as “Obamacare” is the signature issue the GOP must take to the electorate. “My message has been the complete elimination of Obamacare,” she said. “It has now become the playground of the left on social engineering. It must be stopped and its repeal is more than a clich. The implementation of Obamacare will represent a turning point.” While not endorsing any candidate, Bachmann said “we should rally around the person” who eventually gets the nomination. Bachmann made her personal history a core of her campaign, having been born in Waterloo, Iowa, and spending her early years there before moving with her family to Minnesota. She argued that it gave her a special tie to the state, but that didn’t translate into backing from activists and the support she needed to place well, or win, the caucuses. Her evangelical faith was a cornerstone throughout the campaign, as it was during the announcement about her campaign’s end. “My Lord God almighty, this republic is unshakeable,” Bachmann said “There is always something around the corner. I have been blessed to live a great life.”

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nately some have not responded to our advisories.” Hundreds of residents near the site of Thursday’s slide were forced to evacuate last April after a landslide killed about 20 people. Uy said it was difficult to monitor the “extremely high risk area” because it is so remote and some residents who were evacuated in April may have “sneaked back.”

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• GREAT TO SKATE: A Great to Skate free ice skating event will be offered free • DISCOVERY WALK: to the public from 4:30-6 A morning discovery walk p.m. at Hobart Arena, sponfor adults will be offered C o m m u n i t y sored by the arena and Troy from 8-9:30 a.m. at Skating Club in celebration Aullwood Audubon Center, Calendar of National Skating Month. 1000 Aullwood Road, • TURKEY SHOOT: The Dayton. Tom Hissong, CONTACT US Troy VFW Post 5436, 2220 education coordinator, will LeFevre Road, will offer a guide walkers as they turkey shoot beginning at experience the seasonal noon. Sign ups will begin at changes taking place. Call Melody 11 a.m. The women’s auxilBring binoculars. iary will offer an all-you-canVallieu at eat breakfast from 9 a.m. to 440-5265 to FRIDAY noon for $5. list your free • BLUEGRASS JAM: A • FISH AND bluegrass jam will be calendar SAUSAGE: American offered beginning at 2 p.m. items.You Legion Post No. 586, 377 at American Legion Post can send N. Third St., Tipp City, will No. 586, 377 N. Third St., host a fish, fries and your news by e-mail to Tipp City. The featured smoked sausage with bands will include Sugar kraut dinner from 6-7:30 Grove and Kentucky River. p.m. for $7 each. Dessert Admission is free and food also will be included. and beverage will be availCarry outs will be available. able. For more information, call (937) 667• CHICKEN FRY: The Pleasant Hill 1995. VFW Post No. 6557, 7578 W. Fenner • BREAKFAST OFFERED: The Road, Ludlow Falls, will offer a three-piece American Legion Auxiliary Post No. 586, chicken dinner with french fries and 377 N. Third St., Tipp City, will offer a coleslaw for $7 from 6-8 p.m. Chicken livbreakfast from 8-11 a.m. for $5. Meal will ers also will be available. include your choice of eggs to order, pancakes (three kinds with toppings), sausage (maple flavored or slightly spicy) SATURDAY fruit and juice. Proceeds will go toward auxiliary scholarship funds. • SPAGHETTI DINNER: The Miami • BOWLERS BREAKFAST: The Elks East Alumni Association will host a Bowlers will offer a breakfast from 8 a.m. spaghetti dinner from 4-6 p.m. at the new to noon at the Troy Elks, corner of Cherry high school before the game with Troy and Franklin streets. The meal will include Christian. The meal will include spaghetti, eggs cooked to order, sausage, bacon, garlic bread, salad, dessert and drink. hash browns, pancakes, biscuits and Good will donations will be accepted, and gravy, juice and coffee. The cost will be all proceeds will go toward scholarships $6, open to the public. for 2012 Miami East graduates. • EUCHRE TOURNEY: A Euchre tour• HOSPICE BENEFIT: Down a Country Lane and Cognac Home Furnishings, 1 E. nament will be offered at the Pleasant Hill VFW Post 6557, 7578 W. Fenner Road, Main St., Troy, will donate a portion of the Ludlow Falls. Sign ups will be at noon and proceeds of its January sales to Hospice play will begin at 1 p.m. The entry is $3 of Miami County. The store is open from per person. 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday-Saturday and noon to 6 p.m. Sunday. MONDAY • PRAYER BREAKFAST: The Troy Community Men’s Prayer Breakfast will be at 7:30 a.m. at First Place Christian • GRANDMOTHERS TO MEET: The Center, Troy. Miami Grandmothers Club will meet from • SHARE-A-MEAL: Share-A-Meal will 1-3 p.m. at the First United Methodist be offered from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Church in the social room; 110 W. Franklin at the First United Church of Christ, 120 St. The meeting is open to grandmothers S. Market St., Troy. The meal is open to in the community. For more information, the public for anyone to come and enjoy contact Pat Swank at 339-2350 or Ulene the fellowship and the food. The menu will Shively at 335-8499. include chili soup, hot dogs, Jell-O, brown• INVENTORY MEETING: Elizabeth ies and drink. There is no charge for the Township Trustees will hold their annual meal, however free will offerings will be inventory meeting at 7 p.m. at the townaccepted. ship building. • SPAGHETTI DINNER: Troy Post No. • FINANCIAL AID MEETING: The 43 Baseball will offer an all-you-can-eat Milton-Union High School Guidance spaghetti dinner will be offered from 3Department has planned a college finan7:30 p.m. at 622 S. Market St., Troy. The cial aid meeting for 7:30 p.m. in the high meal also will include a salad bar, drink school cafeteria. Connie Garrett, a finanand dessert. Meals will be $6.75 for adults cial aid representative from Wright State and $4 for children 12 and younger. All University, will conduct the meeting. There proceeds will benefit the Troy American will be a time for questions after her presLegion baseball. entation. For more information, call the • BLOOD DRIVE: A blood drive will be high school at 884-7940. from 9 a.m. to noon at the Grace Family • BOARD TO MEET: The Miami Worship, 1477 S. Market St., Troy. County Educational Service Center Individuals with eligibility questions are Governing Board will meet at 5 p.m. at invited to email or 2000 W. Stanfield Road, Troy. call (800) 388-GIVE or make an appoint• BOARD MEETING: The Newton ment at Local Board of Education will hold its • PANCAKE BREAKFAST: The annual re-organizational meeting, followed Pleasant Hill United Church of Christ, one by the regular monthly meeting at 7 p.m. block west of the intersection of State in the Newton School Board of Education Routes 48 and 718, will hold its monthly room. pancake and sausage breakfast from • SOCIETY TO MEET: The Covington 7:30-11 a.m. The cost is $4 for the stanNewberry Historical Society will meet at 7 dard adult breakfast of pancakes, p.m. at the Covington Village Hall. For sausage, juice, and coffee, tea or milk. information, call (937) 473-2270. The public is invited. The meal includes all the pancakes you • FREE PREVIEW: A free preview of can eat and free refills on drinks. A deluxe the 13-week Financial Peace University breakfast is available for $5 and includes will be offered at 6:30 p.m. at the Quality scrambled eggs. A standard breakfast of Inn, Troy. FPU is a program that teaches eggs, sausage and toast also is available. participants how to beat debt, build Children’s portions also are served. wealth and keep their own economy Contact the church office at (937) 676thriving. Topics covered also include 3193 for more information. budgeting, savings and investing. No • TURKEY DINNER: The Pleasant Hill financial products are sold or promoted. VFW Post No. 6557, 7578 W. Fenner The actual program will begin Jan. 23. Road, Ludlow Falls, will offer deep fried Call (937) 552-7724 for more informaturkey, macaroni and cheese, Chinese tion. slaw and a roll for $7 from 5-7 p.m. • BOOK GROUP: The Milton-Union • BOTANY WORKSHOP: A Winter Public Library book club will meet at 7 Botany Workshop will be from 1:30-4:30 p.m. at the library, 560 S. Main St., West p.m. at Aullwood Audubon Center, 1000 Milton. The book “Seventh Heaven,” by Aullwood Road, Dayton. Discover the sciAlice Hoffman will be discussed. ence of studying plants by talking a close • POTATO/SALAD BAR: The look at their winter characteristics. An outAmerican Legion Post No. 586, 377 N. door field study will follow, enabling particiThird St., Tipp City, will offer a baked pants to develop plant identification skills potato and salad bar for $6 beginning at while collecting seeds, twigs and more to 6 p.m. start their own collection. Class fee is $45 for non-members. Pre-registration is TUESDAY required.

SUNDAY • AMERICAN CROW: The American crow will be the feature at 2 p.m. at Brukner Nature Center. The American crow is one of the most common nature sightings throughout the winter months within the area. Come to this free event to meet an American crow up close and learn more about their behaviors and personalities including why a group of crows is called a “murder.” • SPEAKER SERIES: A Winter Speaker Series, “A Year in the Life of a Beekeeper,” with speaker Terry Smith, will be offered at 2:30 p.m. at Aullwood Audubon Center, 1000 Aullwood Road, Dayton. The presentation also will highlight the critical aspect of plant diversity that is a required link in pollinator health.

• FINANCIAL AID NIGHT: Miami East High School will have a financial aid night at 6:30 p.m. A representative from Wright State University will be present to provide information and answer questions. The meeting is open to junior and senior parents, and will be in the lecture hall. Call the high school office at 335-7070 for more information.

WEDNESDAY • KIWANIS MEETING: The Kiwanis Club of Troy will meet from noon to 1 p.m. at the Troy Country Club, 1830 Peters Road, Troy. Lunch is $10. Keith Schaurer with Eagles Wings Stables will speak. For more information, contact Kim Riber, vice president, at (937) 974-0410.

Master Gardener program to begin For the Troy Daily News

and complete at least six hours of continuing education each year. covers the cost of the Request an application training manual and by contacting the OSU instructors. Extension Office in Miami To become a certified County at 440-3945 or Master Gardener, partici- online at pants must attend all the sessions, pass ics/horticulture. In Shelby (open-book) examinations County, applications are at the end of the session available at the OSU and volunteer 50 hours to Extension Office at 810 the community through Fair Road, by calling (937) OSUE supported events. 498-7239 or online at Such events could include, are not limited to sup- ics/master-gardener-volunporting Habitat for teer-program. Humanity projects, The deadline for subanswering horticulture mitting an application is questions from the public, Jan. 31. Each candidate helping with the 2012 will need to be interGarden Tour, demonstrat- viewed prior to the class. ing gardening techniques The Ohio State University and working in the booth also requires completion of at the Miami County Fair a fingerprint/background and assisting with comcheck before the training munity projects. sessions begin. Upon completion of For more information these intern hours, Master about the OSUE Master Gardener volunteers are Gardener Volunteer required to provide at Program for Ohio, visit least 10 hours of service http://mastergardener.osu.


Beginning Feb. 28, a Master Gardener volunteer training will be offered to residents of Miami, Shelby and other surrounding counties. The OSUE Master Gardener Program is a volunteer program that provides extensive instruction in horticulture for the exchange of volunteer hours. The hours are spent sharing and implementing gardening knowledge with members of the community through OSUE sponsored or approved events. Training will be held every Tuesday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 28 through May 1 at The Ohio State University Extension, 201 W. Main St., Troy, located on the ground floor of the Miami County Courthouse. Many gardening topics will be covered in the class. There is an enrollment fee of $135, which


City to offer tree pickup

tree will be cut into sections and run through a chipper, with the chips taken to the city’s Dye Mill TROY — In cooperation Road facility. with the Miami County Transfer Station and Recycling Center, the city Eagles’ Wings of Troy will be collecting Stable seeing Christmas trees at the curb and taking them to volunteers the transfer station. PIQUA — Eagles’ This service will be proWings Stable is seeking vided through Jan. 31. volunteers to assist stuThe trees are to be dents in the winter session placed at the curb at the of classes. Eagles’ Wings front of the residence for provides Equine Assisted collection. Activities and Therapies to All decorations, tree children and adults who stands and plastic bags must be removed from the have various disabilities. Volunteers should be at trees. least 14 years of age, able For questions about this collection, contact the to walk for one hour and city’s Central Maintenance have a desire to help other & Service Facility at 335- people. Classes are scheduled for one hour and will 1914. Weather permitting, the be held Monday, Tuesday city Christmas tree on the and Thursday evenings and Saturday mornings Public Square will be taken down on Friday. The and are conducted in an

indoor heated arena. Volunteers are asked to commit to a one-hour time slot once per week for the duration of the six-week session. The session will run from Jan. 16 through Feb. 25. An orientation session for volunteers will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in Eagles’ Wings’ arena. The orientation will last approximately two hours and is necessary for new volunteers. Eagles’ Wings Stable is located at 5730 N. Washington Road, just south of Piqua. It is a 501(c)(3) public charity and is a Piqua Area United Way member agency serving the Upper Miami Valley and surrounding counties. For more information visit their website at or call their office at 7780021.


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Public lines up for new low-cost appliance that slashes heat bills Amish craftsmen vow to keep up with rush for brand-new Hybrid-Thermic™ ‘Miracle Heater’ that uses about the same energy as a coffee maker per hour, so just plug it in and never be cold again BY: SAMUEL A. JAMES Universal Media Syndicate

N GOTTA HAVE ONE: People are flocking to Sears stores everywhere to get the brand-new Heat Surge HT. An eager crowd remained respectful as Jonas Miller stages a promotional delivery event. “I heard so much about the Amish Miracle Heater but couldn’t find where to get one,” an excited Mary Straughn said. That’s why a National Appliance Hotline has been set up for today’s readers who can’t rush out to get one. Readers who call the Hotline at 1-800-618-8510 will get free delivery with an extraordinary 2-Day Double Coupon that has been reprinted below. N SAFE: The beautiful L.E.D. Fireless Flame on the new Heat Surge HT is so N BLANKET FREE COMFORT: “We just couldn’t take another winter stunning, everyone thinks it’s real, but it’s actually safe to the touch. It’s so of always being cold. And we also got one for the kids to help them with safe, it’s where the kids will play & the pets will sleep. their heat bills,” Julia White said.

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An avalanche of unsolicited consumer reviews gives the company the reason to boast an overwhelming Consumer ‘Best Buy’ on the website. Consumers should be aware of the fakes out there. This Hybrid-Thermic ‘Miracle Heater’ can never be found at Wal-Mart®, not at Lowe’s®, not at Home Depot®, and none of the Club Stores. “Accept no imitations. If it does not have the Heat Surge name on it, it is not real Amish and it is not Hybrid-Thermic™. I repeat, if it does not have the Heat Surge name on it, you are getting ripped off,” said Heat Surge Chief Compliance Officer, Bob Knowles. The Heat Surge has earned the coveted Underwriters Laboratories certification and is protected by a limited full year replacement or money back warranty and 30-day Satisfaction Guarantee.

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(UMS) – Everyone hates high heat bills. But we’re all sick and tired of turning the thermostat down and freezing our buns off. That’s why Sears knew they had a home-run on their hands with the first-ever low-cost appliance with Hybrid-Thermic™ heat technology. And no other heater anywhere has it. The brand-new portable L.E.D. Heat Surge HT sips so little energy, you can run it for a full 12-hour day or night for just about a buck. This modern marvel, hailed as the zone heating ‘Miracle Heater,’ caused such a frenzy at Sears stores, one shopper refused to leave until she got one. Since there were none in stock, store managers were forced to hand over the store’s only floor model, against store policy. So today, immediate action is being taken to give more people, more ways to get them. Beginning at 8:30 a.m., today’s readers are allowed to phone in or snag one online. Heat Surge even posted a 2-Day Double Coupon which has been reprinted on this page for today’s readers to use. By using this coupon, everyone who calls is being rewarded with $227. That makes this remarkable new home appliance a real steal at just $299. Since this is a Double Coupon Deal, it not only gives you an extraordinary discount, but also entitles you to free shipping and handling, totaling $227 off. So now everyone has a fair shot at getting one. “Folks are saving money everywhere by zone heating with the new Heat Surge HT,” said Kris Rumel, the company’s analyst tracking the impact Heat Surge is having on consumer heat bills. This all started when Sears wanted the world-famous ‘Amish Miracle Heater’ that everyone was asking for. The shy but now famous Amish craftsman said Sears made the most sense. “I’d reckon they’re the oldest and most trusted in the country,” one of the Amish craftsmen known as Melvin said. “We’ve been saving folks money, big money. And we know it because we’re hearin’ about it,” he said. “They know about our quality. No particle board, just real wood. Fullyassembled cabinets by our hands and we’re making them right here in the good ole USA,” Melvin said. Director of Technology David Mar tin explained, “The Heat Surge HT is a revolutionary appliance that can easily roll from room to room. But we didn’t want it to look like some metal box that just sits there. So we turned to our Amish craftsmen and now each one is made to look like a sleek, slim fireplace that has no real flames.” “The peaceful flicker of the ‘Fireless Flame’ is so beautiful, everyone thinks it’s real, but it’s totally safe to the touch. All you do is just plug it in,” Martin said. People from Maine to Mississippi and even Florida and Arizona are flocking to get them because they are finally able to give their central heat a rest during this long, frigid winter. According to the avalanche of consumer reviews, people absolutely swear by them, repeatedly saying, “it saves money,” “looks beautiful,” and “keeps you warm head to toe, floor to ceiling.” And the word is getting out. That’s why people are clamoring to get them. But Martin said right now the real problem is making sure the Amish craftsmen can keep up with the lingering winter rush. That’s why the Double Coupon expires in two days. So for readers hoping to get the new Heat Surge for themselves and take care of gifts for others, there is good news. You can use the 2-Day Double Coupon more than once. But there is a catch. You can only get away with it for the next two days from the date of today’s publication by calling the National Appliance Center at 1-800-618-8510. Then, when it arrives, you’ll be rushing to turn down that thermostat. Just plug it in, watch your heat bills hit rock bottom, and never be cold again. N


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Jordan talks may help out Palestinian leader JERUSALEM (AP) — After this week’s attempt to restart Mideast peace talks, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is now caught between undesirable choices. Despite Abbas’ deep misgivings, a Jordanian offer to salvage the peace process may be his best hope. Abbas has been searching for alternatives since the last round of peace talks broke down in September 2010. Refusing to negotiate while Israel expanded its Jewish settlements, he appealed to the United Nations to recognize an independent Palestine and moved to reconcile with the rival Palestinian faction Hamas. Neither move paid off, and both are now in limbo. Any of Abbas’ options carries great risk whether it’s opening outright negotiations with Israel, taking unilateral action at the U.N. or cozying up to the Islamic militant Hamas. The quiet talks hosted by Jordan between Israeli and Palestinian negotiators on Tuesday the first face-to-face talks between them in 15 months could provide a way for him to avoid having to choose a particular path. Abbas would pay a heavy price among Palestinians if he returns to formal peace negotiations without an Israeli settlement freeze, a step that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu staunchly refuses. The 76-year-old Abbas, already seen as a weak leader, would face widespread public criticism for backing down and harsh condemnations from Hamas. Hamas, which has long criticized any peace efforts with Israel, has already threatened to walk away from reconciliation efforts if negotiations resume. With Islamic groups across the Middle East gaining in the aftermath of the Arab Spring, Abbas is unlikely to take any step that boosts Hamas’ hand. The Palestinian factions have been at odds since Hamas ousted Abbas’ forces and seized control of the Gaza Strip in 2007. Reconciliation is essential for Abbas’ dream of establishing a Palestinian state in Gaza, the West Bank and east Jerusalem. Abbas’ Fatah movement and Hamas have tentatively agreed on holding new elections in the Palestinian areas this spring, with the idea of forming a new government afterward. But pushing forward with these reconciliation attempt could lead to international isolation for the Palestinians and almost certainly torpedo any hope for restarting peace negotiations. Israel, along with the U.S. and the European Union, consider Hamas a terrorist group, and Israel would break off talks with a Palestinian government that includes Hamas. In addition, the West would likely cut off hundreds of millions of dollars in aid needed to keep Abbas’ West Bank government afloat. Reviving the U.N. bid would be equally risky. Abbas’ appeal to the U.N. Security Council for membership last fall immediately ran into trouble. He was unable to muster enough support in the 15-member council, and the United States has threatened to veto the measure if it is revived. When the Palestinians managed to win admission to the U.N. cultural agency UNESCO, Israel and the U.S. responded by withholding badly needed funds due to the Palestinians. The U.S. continues to withhold some $150 million in developmental aid. The Palestinians say there is no point in negotiating while Israel continues to expand settlements in the West Bank and east Jerusalem. They say construction on captured lands where the Palestinians want to establish their state is a sign of bad faith. Israel says negotiations should resume without any preconditions and insists it has the right to continue settlement building. The Palestinians have set a Jan. 26 deadline for resuming talks. Ahead of Tuesday’s meeting, Abbas threatened to pursue “harsh” measures against Israel if a freeze isn’t in place.


Thank you for your support To the Editor: In these difficult times, our village is truly blessed to have a safety net for our neighbors. This year the Covington Outreach Association (COA) food pantry has distributed more than 1,900 bags of groceries. Over the summer, the senior citizen social hours created many happy memories, and the Back2School program helped give a head start to more than 90 students. This fall we were fortunate to have distributed 50 boxed Thanksgiving meals through the generosity of Christian Life Center of Piqua and their main campus in Vandalia. Covington Outreach Association Christmas gifts and food baskets touched the lives of 170 children in 72 families. Seventy-one Covington

Care Center Residents received gifts. Two hundred and thirtyfive homemade Christmas cards, made by children who attend church and/or a youth group in Covington, were sent to senior citizens of our community. Fourteen Covington senior citizens also received gifts. To the generous donors who support our cause throughout the year and our caring volunteers who share hundreds of hours and boundless energy, we thank you for all you do. We especially thank the members of our local churches, Staci Blythe Golf Outing, area organizations, businesses, residents and Covington schools who help keep our pantry stocked, and our faith in mankind alive and well. Your generosity is an inspiration, and a testament to the true meaning of Christmas. To the Covington community, from the bottom of our hearts,

we thank you for helping us to help others. For more information on how you can help your neighbors, please contact Cindy Miller, executive director, at (937) 473-2415, or send donations to COA, 101 N. Wall St., P.O. Box 125, Covington, OH 45318. The COA is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization and contributions are tax-deductible. In peace, your friends at the Covington Outreach Association. — Supported by: Covington Church of the Brethren, Fields of Grace Worship Center, Friedens Lutheran Church, Friendship Community Church, Covington Presbyterian Church, St. John’s Lutheran Church, St. Teresa’s Lutheran Church, Stillwater Community Church, United Church of Christ of Covington

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How the Fickell finger of fate saved my life I learned many important lessons in college — some of them I even learned in the classroom. Along the way, however, I also learned several important life skills that couldn’t be taught in any classroom — at least not any of the classrooms I stepped foot in on occasion at The Ohio State University. Of all the lessons I learned, however, perhaps none has stayed with me longer than this one: If you ever happen to find yourself (through no fault of your own) in the middle of a bar fight, it’s always helpful to have the school football team’s starting noseguard on your side. If he also happens to be a threetime state heavyweight wrestling champion, that’s even better. Roughly 17 years ago, I was a brash, cocky, loud-mouthed 170pound (soaking wet and with a brick in my pocket) undergraduate at The Ohio State University. In other words, pretty much the only thing that’s changed in the intervening two decades is the 170pound part. As such, lots of people wanted to beat me up. Sometimes, they weren’t even related to me. In any

David Fong Troy Daily News Executive Editor event, one such night I found myself drinking root beer at a place on campus known as Papa Joe’s (since burned down … and I had nothing to do with it). As the football reporter for The Lantern, OSU’s student newspaper, I found myself chatting it up with several members of the team. At one point, a rather inebriated fan walked up to one of the players and began berating him. Rather than let this 6-foot-4, 230pound tight end take care of his business, I, in a completely sober state, took up the fight for him. The guy sucker punched me in the face. I don’t remember much more about the next few seconds. I just remember looking down at my shirt, seeing it covered in blood,

and realizing my nose was broken. The next thing I remember is looking up and seeing my assailant had been rather forcefully detained by an OSU football player named Luke Fickell. Yes, THAT Luke Fickell. Two years ago, I ran into Fickell — then an assistant coach at Ohio State — when I took my nephew Christopher up there for a football camp. That day, Fickell was surrounded by hundreds of the best college football players in America. But because he remembered me from years earlier, he took the time to come over and personally meet and greet myself and my nephew, whom I love dearly, but was never a prized college recruit. A rather truncated era came to an end Monday as Ohio State football coach Luke Fickell turned in his final game as the head football coach at Ohio State. Immediately following the game, he was replaced by Urban Meyer. Near as I can tell, most Buckeye fans are overjoyed at the hiring of Meyer — he of the two national championships at Florida and the reclamation projects at Florida, Utah and Bowling Green State University — a part of me is a lit-

tle heartsick that Fickell didn’t get more of a chance to shine as head coach. Admittedly, I will always view Fickell through rose-colored glasses, considering he probably saved my life in college. But I also will view him as a man who took over a program at its darkest point and guided the ship with honor and dignity through the stormiest of weather. I will remember a man who comported himself with class when so many around him were unwilling to do the same. I will remember a man who basically took over a no-win situation on the heels of a coaching icon because he so loved the university he attended years earlier. So while I certainly wish Urban Meyer and the rest of the team success moving forward, I also hope Buckeye Nation will take a moment to thank Fickell for a job well done. This year wasn’t about records and wins, it was about restoring luster to a tarnished program. All of which Fickell did. Troy’s very own David Fong appears on Thursdays in the Troy Daily News.

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COLUMBUS — Lorene N. Ball, 79, of Columbus, Ohio, formerly of the St. Paris and Rosewood area, passed Another year has gone into history. I has nice oak trim around the edge and away at 10:50 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 3, often think of the verse “another year will should last them a lifetime. 2012, in Kobacker House, soon be past only what is done for Christ The girls made Christmas cut-out Columbus. will last.” cookies last week and decorated them. Born Oct. 12, 1932, in Whitesburg, Ky., How very true those words are. Those are already history by now. Lorene was a daughter of the late We had a green Christmas with Yesterday the girls also made Rice Krispie Thomas Shell and Lillie Emma warmer than usual weather but we awoke treats. yesterday to a white world. The ground Next week we want to make chocolate (Fairchild) Webb. She married her beloved was covered in snow and the snowflakes covered pretzels and peanut butter balls. were still falling. I also made a batch of husband Junior Ball on April 25, 1955; and he preceded her Needless to say THE AMISH COOK “party mix” for over the in death April 10, 1999. Stormy the pony and the Christmas holidays. This Together they raised seven sled were put to use givyear we are just making children, six of whom survive, ing rides out in the haysome Christmas goodies Jane (Dennis) Perkins of field. The children like a few at a time. Apples our hilly hayfield for sled and peanuts in shells are Bradford, Michael (Jennifer) BALL Tower of Columbus, Cathy rides. a snack we also have (Dennis) Smith of St. Paris, Christine Ball This week we have around most of the time of Columbus, Betty Clevenger of St. Paris kept busy cleaning over the holidays. and Andrea (Rob) Ross of St. Paris; a house. Yesterday we Uncle Joe and Betty daughter-in-law, Sharon (Chuck) Violette cleaned the basement. from Indiana came for a of Pleasant Hill also survives. Joe and the boys hauled short visit one day last Lovina Eicher Lorene was a loving grandmother to 12 manure from the barn week. They brought us grandchildren, Bobby (Heather) Shaffer, Troy Daily News Guest the last few days. Today, some bananas. I think Randy (Terisa) Shaffer, Samantha Columnist we will do laundry and Kevin eats the most of some more house-cleanthem. He loves bananas Clevenger, Ginny Ross, Aaron ing. and knows Joe and Betty (Stephanie) Morgan, Ethan Morgan, Nicole (BJ) Adams, Pam (Jim) Hart, We have been getting done early every will always bring them some when they Penny (Mark) Higgins, Erin (Daniel) day so we have been having some nice come. MacLeod, David Smith and Brycen long relaxing evenings. Jacob, Emma, and family and Smith; 18 great-grandchildren; and four It has been relaxing not to have to fol- Elizabeth’s friend Timothy came for supgreat-great-grandchildren. She also is low a schedule with Joe being home from per on Dec. 22 in honor of my husband survived by a brother, Donald (Pauline) work and the children being off from Joe’s 43rd birthday. Joe made barbecued Webb of Prestonsburg, Ky.; sisters, school. chicken and hot wings. After a few weeks, though, it always We also had mashed potatoes, noodles, Pauline Edwards of Dwarf, Ky., Margaret Sue (Buddy) Ousley of Prestonsburg, Ky., seems like I am ready to get back on corn, cottage cheese, sliced Swiss and Jeannie (Elmon) Spradlin of Pinewood, schedule. Colby cheese, carrots and ranch dip. S.C., Linda (Doug) Hicks of Lexington, We started on a 1000 piece puzzle that I had a Dairy Queen cake hid in the we work on in our free time. Our goal is to freezer but Joe found it before supper so I Ky.; brother-in-laws, Dewey (Susan) Ball of West Liberty, Ky., Raymond (Wanda) get it together before the children and couldn’t surprise him with it. Joe’s holiday break is over. We wish all of you readers a blessed It is different to just be able to leave 2012. BRYAN S. the puzzle out without having to worry With all the potatoes we have for the TROY — Bryan S. Johnson, 34, of about little toddlers messing it up. winter we are trying different ways of 1448 Covent Dr., Troy, died at 2:34 p.m. An incomplete puzzle always seemed to making potatoes. Monday, Jan. 2, 2012, at the Upper attract the children when they were little. Here is an easy way to prepare baked Valley Medical Center. I know there were some of our puzzles french fries. He was born May 23, 1977 in Piqua. BAKED FRENCH FRIES that would get messed up 3 or 4 times. It Survivors include his father and step4-5 medium-sized potatoes is just so hard to believe these years have mother Gary L. and Teresa 1 stick of melted butter gone by so fast. Now our youngest, Kevin, Johnson of Ft. Myers, Fla.; 1 package of saltines, crushed age 6, thinks he is old enough to help on mother and step-father Cut potatoes into length-wise pieces, the big puzzles. He still needs to stick Donna F. (Dunnick) and peeled or unpeeled. with the smaller puzzles as he thinks he Dip slices into melted butter and then roll Michael DeBrosse of Piqua, can just push the pieces together to make them fit. We give him the job of laying out in cracker crumbs until they are completely wife Stephanie M. (Dappert) of Troy, whom he married in coated. all the pieces of the puzzle face-up so he Lay the potato slices on a greased cook- Florida Dec. 13, 2009; four still feels included. children, Austin Eidemiller, ie sheet in a single layer. We gave each of the 3 oldest girls an Lilly Johnson, Damyan Bake 40 minutes at 350, or 45 minutes Aggravation board for Christmas. Sister Johnson, Bryan Johnson, all for crispier fries. Emma’s husband Jacob made them and of Troy; stepchildren Brandon JOHNSON For more recipes, photos, videos and they are very nice. Amish information “like” The Amish Cook Japczyk, Nathan Japczyk He has one side where 4 players can Fan Page on Facebook. both of Union Grove, Ala.; siblings, play and the other side for 6 players It Wendy F. DeBrosse of Portsmouth, Va., Chuck DeBrosse of Piqua, Nicholas Hatter of Lehigh, Fla., Tim Hatter of Helenwood, Tenn., Sarah Best of Cape the stipulation that he not Coral, Fla., Samantha Lee of BY WILL E SANDERS TROY to have any contact, direct Jacksonville, N.C., Joshua Manning of Ohio Community Media or indirect, with the alleged Ft. Myers, Fla.; several grandparents,

Piqua man faces sex charges

After spending the weekend in jail, a city man who allegedly carried on a sexual relationship with an underage female has been charged with several felony crimes. He was released on his own recognizance Tuesday following his video arraignment in municipal court. Nathaniel S. Shearer, 19, of Piqua, was charged with a total of eight felony sexual crimes involving the same victim that stemmed from an illegal relationship that began months ago. In sum, Shearer has

been charged with five counts of illegal use of a minor in nudity-oriented material, two counts of disseminating material harmful to a juvenile, and one count of unlawful sexual conduct with a minor. If convicted as charged, Shearer will be labeled as a sex offender and be required to register at the sheriff’s office in the county where he resides, works or receives an education for at least 15 years annually, perhaps longer. Shearer was released from Miami County Jail on his own recognizance, with

victim in the case, or her family. His next appearance in Miami County Municipal Court is scheduled for Jan. 12 for a preliminary hearing. According to the Piqua Police Department, Shearer allegedly engaged in a sexual relationship with the victim over a period of time. The relationship also allegedly involved texting and sending pornographic images. A stepfather of the victim reported the suspected sexual abuse, police reports indicate.

Navajo Code Talkers Association’s Little dies knew nothing about the Navajo code. It was really astonishing to me to get to Camp Pendleton and there were a bunch of Navajos there, and they were working with a Navajo code.” Little, the longtime president of the Navajo Code Talkers Association until his death, traveled the country seeking funding for the museum that is expected to cost up to $30 million. He preached about the preservation of Navajo traditions, culture and the language that the federal government tried to eradicate before he and others were called on to use it during the war. It was a story he never tired of telling, association secretary Yvonne Murphy said. “That was his life. That was the drive behind him,” Murphy said Wednesday. “It didn’t matter where he was. If there were people who came and wanted to sit and talk with him, he would share with them.” Nellie Little said her husband hoped the museum would be open by 2014 at its proposed location just outside the Navajo Nation capital of Window Rock. But she said more money is needed.

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JOHNSON and many aunts, uncles, cousins and close friends. Bryan attended Piqua City Schools and graduated in 1995 from Riverdale High School of Ft. Myers, Fla. He recently relocated from Florida to Troy and was employed as a painter with Comer Construction and previously worked for Brian Brothers Painting Company, both of Piqua, and Service Painting of Ft. Myers, Fla. A service to honor his life will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 7, 2012, at the Jamieson & Yannucci Funeral Home with Rev. Lisa C. Ellison officiating. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Greene St. United Methodist Church, 415 W. Greene St., Piqua, OH 45356 for the benefit of Bryan’s children. Condolences to the family may also be expressed through

SHARON K. COLLETT PIQUA — Sharon K. Collett, 69, of Piqua, died at 2:12 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2012, at Miami Valley Hospital, Dayton. She was born in Piqua on March 9, 1942, to the late Carl and Alberta (Orndorf) Haller. On April 5, 1958, in Piqua, she married Elmer B. Collett Sr. He survives. Sharon also is survived by one son and daughter-in-law, Elmer and Sherrie Collett Jr. of Bradford; two daughters and sons-in-law, Debra and Terry Reid of York, Pa., and Charlotte and Melvin Wooddell of Sidney; two brothers, John Haller of Texas and Jerry Haller, Fostoria, Ohio; two sisters, Susie Jackson of Pleasant Hill and Janet Cook of Tiffin; four grandchildren, Kimberly Druck of Pennsylvania, Carmen Collett and Deven Collett, both of Bradford, and Howard Wooddell of Sidney; and one

great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by one daughter, Tammy Sue Collett; and two great-grandchildren, Haiden and Alexander. Sharon volunteered for Hospice of Miami County and at Bethany Center, Piqua. She was a homemaker. Sharon was a full time wife and mother. She will be missed by all her family and friends. Services will be held at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are being handled by Melcher-Sowers Funeral Home, Piqua. Memorial contributions may be made to Children’s Miracle Network, 611 Saint Joseph Ave., Marshfield, WI 54449. Condolences may be expressed to the family at

FUNERAL DIRECTORY • Barbara V. Kinsella Barbara V. “Vicki” Kinsella, 70, died Jan. 2, 2012. Services will be Friday, Jan. 6. Salm-McGill and Tangeman Funeral Home, Sidney, is handling arrangements. • Dr. John E. Barga SPRINGFIELD — Dr. John E. Barga, 91, of Springfield, formerly of Troy and Greenville, passed away Jan. 4,2011. Arrangements are pending at the

Hale-Sarver Family Funeral Home, West Milton.

• Shirley A. Grieshop BRADFORD — Shirley A. Grieshop, 60, of Bradford, passed away Nov. 23, 2011, at Good Samaritan Hospital, Dayton. Memorial services will be Saturday, Jan. 7, 2012, at Bridges-Stocker-Fraley Funeral Home, Covington, with Lindsey Neal officiating.

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FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Keith Little envisioned a place that would house the stories of the Navajo Code Talkers and where people could learn more about the famed World War II group who used their native language as a weapon. His family now hopes to carry out his dream of a museum in Arizona that also will hold wartime memorabilia and serve as a haven for veterans. Little, one of the most recognizable of the remaining Code Talkers, died of melanoma Tuesday night at a Fort Defiance hospital, said his wife, Nellie. He was 87. Little was 17 when he joined the U.S. Marine Corps, becoming one of hundreds of Navajos trained as Code Talkers. They used a code developed by 29 tribal members that was based on the then-unwritten Navajo language. Their code helped confound the Japanese and win the war. “My motivation was to fight the enemy with a gun or whatever,” Little told The Associated Press in a July 2009 interview. “When I went into the Marine Corps … I

Minton of Crescent Springs and Ranie Young of Bradford; sister-in-laws, Marjorie (Larry) Cantrell of West Liberty, Ky., Brenda Shell of Noblesville, Ind.; and many nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents and husband she was preceded in death by a son, Tommie Morgan; a grandson, Patrick Perkins; a granddaughter, Ashley Mae Smith; a greatgranddaughter, Miranda Shaffer; three sisters; two brothers; her step father, Bill Webb; and two step sisters. Lorene especially enjoyed family gatherings, attending church, Sunday school, women’s ministry group meetings, Bible study and listening to southern Gospel music. She also enjoyed “puttering” around with her garden plants and collecting Bibles and cookbooks. Lorene was a born-again Christian and a member of the St. Paris Community Church of the Nazarene and also attended the Cooke Road Church of the Nazarene in Columbus. A service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 7, 2012, in the St. Paris Community Church of the Nazarene, 3560 N. State Route 235, St. Paris, with Pastor Andy Monnin presiding. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until the time of the service at 1 p.m. at the church on Saturday. Burial will follow at the Rosedale Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Hospice of one’s choice. Condolences to the family may be sent to Atkins-Shively Funeral Home, St. Paris, is serving the family.

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pizza, peas, applesauce, milk. • MIAMI EAST SCHOOLS Friday — Cheese pizza, potato sticks, apple turnover, nutrition bar, milk. • MILTON-UNION ELEM. AND MIDDLE SCHOOLS Friday — Stuffed crust pepperoni pizza, green beans, fruit, milk. • MILTON-UNION HIGH SCHOOL Friday — Pizza stix, broccoli, mixed fruit, milk. • NEWTON SCHOOLS Friday — Stuffed crust pizza, Doritos, salad, applesauce, milk. • PIQUA SCHOOLS Friday — Coney dog, tater tots, buttered carrots,

peaches and milk. • ST. PATRICK Friday — Ham, green beans, potatoes, cheese stick, butter bread, grapes, milk. • TROY CITY SCHOOLS Friday — Grilled chicken on wheat bun, steamed broccoli, fruit, milk. • TIPP CITY HIGH SCHOOL Friday — Fish sandwich, steamed broccoli with cheese, choice of fruit, milk. • UPPER VALLEY CAREER CENTER Friday — Grilled chicken or hot ham and cheese, baked potato, broccoli and cheese, assorted fruit, multigrain bun and milk





You may have to alert the authorities

Today: 5 p.m.: Community Bulletin Board 7 p.m.: Midwest Crappie 9 p.m.: Mayor's Report

Dear Annie: Last January, a couple moved to our town, and their two daughters began attending school with my 11year-old daughter. The older girl is the same age as mine, and they became friends. Throughout the summer, the girls played at our house and theirs, but recently, some things have begun to disturb me. Three months ago, the girls' father apparently told the mother to get a job. When she didn't, he cut off their cellphone service. When that didn't convince her to find employment, he cut off their landline, the cable and their Internet service. The girls said he told their mother he wasn't going to pay for any of these things, and that if she wanted them, she'd better pay for them herself. So far, the mother hasn't attempted to look for work. I've had both girls over to my house as much as possible so they can use the computer to play games and watch our TV. Last weekend, both girls began crying, saying their father wouldn't give their mother any money for Christmas, and that he plans to cut off the electricity at the end of the week. The mother told him that if he did that, she would leave — without the girls. I feel terribly sorry for these children, but don't know either of the parents very well. I've considered going to their home and telling them what this conflict is doing to their children, but I'm not sure what to say. Is this something to call Child Protective Services about? My heart is breaking to see these two darling little girls scared and crying all the time. — Distraught Neighbor Dear Distraught: Kids can live without cable and Internet access, but shutting off the electricity and watching their mother walk out is something else entirely. Of course, unless you knock on their door, you will have no idea what is really going on. Please do not go alone. If the situation is as bad as it seems, anything could happen and you should indeed call the authorities. You also can discuss it with the school counselor, who should be aware of the students' home situation. Dear Annie: My son will be graduating in June. His microwave oven needed replacing, so my Dad offered to purchase the microwave, adding, "That's your graduation present." When my brother needed a new tire, Dad bought it, saying, "That's your birthday present," even though his birthday was not for another six months. When I needed auto repair work in August, Dad said, "That's your Christmas present." He keeps a tally of his gifts and shows up at birthday parties and Christmas gatherings empty-handed, and then reminds you, very publicly, of what he did for you. We appreciate his generosity, but these gift consolidations feel more like business transactions with no connection to the occasion. Are we missing something? — Not Ungrateful Dear Not: Dad has a finite amount to spend on gifts. When he sees that you need something, he wants to help, but doesn't have the means or desire to then purchase an additional gift for your special occasions. He reminds you at the parties because he worries you won't remember that he already gave you something. It's a harmless quirk, but if you'd prefer a birthday gift, simply refuse his offers to repair your car. Dear Annie: Thank you for pointing out to "Mad Mom of the Bride" that gifts might still be arriving at a later date. When I married, I received few gifts before the actual wedding, except from those who lived out of town and couldn't attend. The rest were brought to the reception or arrived weeks after. — Just My Two Cents Annie's Mailbox is written by Kathy Mitchell and Marcy Sugar, longtime editors of the Ann Landers column. Please e-mail your questions to, or write to: Annie's Mailbox, c/o Creators Syndicate, 5777 W. Century Blvd., Ste. 700, Los Angeles, CA 90045.














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TROY TV-5 Friday: 9 a.m.: Swamp Critters 11 a.m.: Mayor's Report 4:30 p.m.: The Lighter Side of Sports

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Readers weigh in on dressing-room etiquette Dear Readers: Dressing room etiquette is still a hot topic! Here are some of the comments: • Nancy W. of Houston says: “I can’t believe that people just throw things all over the floor. And it isn’t always teenagers. Adults are more at fault. I always hang things back on the hanger, button the buttons, etc., and usually take them back and put them where I got them if I don’t buy them. I try to help the clerks, because that is a big job for them.” • Donna, via email, says: “I have a mobility cart and park as close as I can, then get up and walk. I always put clothes back on hangers; I can put them on a rack if the store provides one at

Hints from Heloise Columnist the entrance to the dressing room. My favorite store has an attendant who is so rude, I avoid going to that department if she’s working.” • A Reader, via email, says: “You may regret opening this can of worms. I have a couple of acquaintances who worked in department stores, and some of

the fitting-room stories they’ve told are simply unbelievable! They also are unprintable in the paper.” • A Reader, via e-mail, says: “I can certainly vouch for the fitting-room attendant. One time, I opened a package (bra) and there was just a horribly filthy one in the box. Someone had taken the box into the fitting room and put on the new one and left the filthy one in the box and replaced it on the shelf. That is surely disgusting.” • Shirley, via email, says: “I’ll start hanging up my clothes and walk them out of the room. I have a new appreciation for the attendants.”

• Andi, via email, says, “Unless instructed otherwise, it is simply good manners to collect the items brought to the fitting room and return them to their proper racks in the store.” P.S.: Visit for direct links to my Facebook and Twitter pages — join the fun! Photos, hints and more. EXTRA HANGERS Dear Heloise: I hate wasting time looking for hangers. Whenever I remove a clothing item from the closet, I place the empty hanger at the very end of the rod. No more frustration searching for a vacant hanger! — Diane Urbanckas, Springfield, Ill.



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HOROSCOPE Thursday, Jan. 5, 2012 In the next solar cycle, you are likely to be more fortunate than usual in enterprises or endeavors that are quite novel and/or glamorous. Even if these types of activities are rare for you, you’ll still do quite well. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) — Owing to your unique ability to revitalize endeavors that are gasping for life, associates might look to you to champion a lost cause. Fortunately, you’ll be creative. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) — Think twice before rejecting a social invitation that would involve mingling with a new group. Chances are you will meet some fun people who will give you a new lease on life. PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) — Lady Luck is likely to take it upon herself to engineer two new, potentially profitable developments for you. Each one will be totally unrelated to the other. ARIES (March 21-April 19) — Concentrate on putting at ease those you talk to, especially the timorous souls. You have a marvelous talent for making people feel special. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) — There is a strong probability that you will see orchids in places where people espy only weeds. Because of this, you’ll find great opportunities that most people will completely overlook. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) — Certain ideas of yours that you feel quite good about could be more ingenious than even you thought. When you see the right opportunity come up, implement them immediately. CANCER (June 21-July 22) — What goes around comes around, and, fortunately, you may be rewarded for good deeds you’ve done in the past. Those whom you directly helped won’t be the ones reciprocating, interestingly. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) — Even at the expense of temporarily shelving some of your usual duties, spend time on furthering a new interest. Your chances for success are exceptionally good and copious rewards could be in the offing. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) — An opportunity could come to you through a very unusual source. Be receptive to someone with a good track record in another field when he or she brings a new idea to you. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) — When bargaining over something important, don’t make any concessions too easily or without cause. Chances are, you’ll be in a stronger bargaining position than you realize. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) — Although you might get drawn into a situation not of your making, after everything quiets down, you are likely to find yourself in an extremely good position. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) — Don’t rush to a negative conclusion regarding an idea that your mate comes up with. After a bit of careful study on the subject, you might discover that you really like it. COPYRIGHT 2012 United Feature Syndicate, Inc.











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Mostly cloudy High: 45° Low: 34°


Partly cloudy High: 40° Low: 28°

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Cleveland 29° | 40°

Toledo 27° | 40°

National forecast Forecast highs for Thursday, Jan. 5



Youngstown 27° | 38°

Mansfield 25° | 40°


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Columbus 22° | 40°

Dayton 23° | 40°

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Air Quality Index Moderate


Main Pollutant: Particulate

Pollen Summary 0




Peak group: Absent

Mold Summary 728




Top Mold: Ascospores Source: Regional Air Pollution Control Agency

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NATIONAL CITIES Temperatures indicate Wednesday’s high and overnight low to 8 p.m. Eastern Time. Hi Lo Prc Otlk Albany,N.Y. 20 04 PCldy Albuquerque 53 34 Clr Atlanta 52 22 Clr Atlantic City 28 13 Cldy Austin 71 33 PCldy Baltimore 31 13 PCldy Birmingham 54 22 Clr Boise 49 28 Cldy 28 11 PCldy Boston Buffalo 31 03 MM Cldy 18 01 Cldy Burlington,Vt. Charleston,S.C. 49 20 Clr Charleston,W.Va. 38 12 PCldy Charlotte,N.C. 44 16 Clr Chicago 41 25 PCldy Cincinnati 40 18 PCldy Cleveland 32 18 Cldy Columbia,S.C. 50 19 Clr 34 18 PCldy Columbus,Ohio Concord,N.H. 21 03 PCldy Dallas-Ft Worth 61 37 Clr Dayton 35 17 PCldy Denver 60 24 Clr Des Moines 47 31 Clr Detroit 35 20 Cldy Greensboro,N.C. 41 17 Clr

Honolulu Houston Indianapolis Jackson,Miss. Juneau Kansas City Key West Las Vegas Little Rock Los Angeles Louisville Memphis Miami Beach Milwaukee Nashville New Orleans New York City Oklahoma City Orlando Philadelphia Phoenix Pittsburgh Portland,Ore. St Louis San Diego San Francisco Seattle Washington,D.C.

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REGIONAL ALMANAC Temperature High Yesterday .............................35 at 4:31 p.m. Low Yesterday..............................18 at 2:24 a.m. Normal High .....................................................35 Normal Low ......................................................21 Record High ........................................64 in 1997 Record Low........................................-18 in 1904

Precipitation 24 hours ending at 5 p.m................................0.0 Month to date ................................................0.09 Normal month to date ...................................0.41 Year to date ...................................................0.09 Normal year to date ......................................0.41 Snowfall yesterday ........................................0.00

TODAY IN HISTORY (AP) — Today is Thursday, Jan. 5, the fifth day of 2012. There are 361 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight: On Jan. 5, 1972, President Richard Nixon announced that he had ordered development of “an entirely new type of space transportation system,” the reusable space shuttle. (The first operational shuttle, Columbia, was launched in 1981.) On this date: In 1949, in his State of the

Union address, President Harry S. Truman labeled his administration the Fair Deal. In 1957, President Dwight D. Eisenhower proposed assistance to countries to help them resist Communist aggression; this became known as the Eisenhower Doctrine. In 1970, Joseph A.Yablonski, an unsuccessful candidate for the presidency of the United Mine Workers of America, was found murdered with his wife and daughter at their Clarksville, Pa.,

home. (UMWA President Tony Boyle and seven others were convicted of, or pleaded guilty to, the killings.) In 1998, Sonny Bono, the 1960s pop star-turned-politician, was killed when he struck a tree while skiing at the Heavenly Ski Resort on the Nevada-California state line; he was 62. One year ago: John Boehner was elected speaker as Republicans regained control of the House of Representatives on the first day of the new Congress.

Americans expected to buy more cars in 2012 DETROIT (AP) — Strong sales in December capped off a great year for U.S. carmakers, especially Chrysler, and 2012 should be even better. For their biggest Japanese rivals, a year of natural disasters and other struggles ended on a sour note, with U.S. sales falling and the outlook for next year just as challenging. Chrysler Group, in the midst of a comeback after its 2009 trip through bankruptcy court, said Wednesday that sales surged 37 percent in December and 26 percent for all of 2011. Demand was particularly strong for the Jeep Grand Cherokee and the Chrysler 200. Chrysler catapulted itself ahead of Honda Motor Co. as the fourth-largest automaker by sales in the U.S. General Motors Co. and Ford Motor Co. ended the year with more modest double-digit percentage gains. Analysts say U.S. car sales


Jonathan Browning, left, president and CEO of Volkswagen Group of America, and Frank Fisher, head of the Volkswagen production facility in Chattanooga,Tenn., pose Nov. 16, 2011, with a Volkswagen Passat and the award it received as Motor Trend Car of the Year for 2012 at the Los Angeles Auto Show. Volkswagen of America Inc. said Wednesday that its sales jumped 26.3 percent in 2011 on strong demand for its top-selling Jetta models and redesigned Passat sedan.

German man charged in Los Angeles arsons LOS ANGELES (AP) — A German man was charged Wednesday with 37 counts of arson in connection with a rash of fires that terrorized Los Angeles over the New Year’s weekend. Harry Burkhart, 24, was charged with 28 counts of arson of property and nine counts of arson of an inhabited structure, District Attorney Steve Cooley said. The complaint also alleged the arson was caused by the use of a device designed to accelerate the fire, he said. Prosecutors did not immediately say what prison time would apply if Burkhart is convicted of all counts. Burkhart was expected to make his initial court appearance later in the day. It wasn’t immediately known if he had retained an attorney.

Burkhart is suspected of setting more than 50 blazes that caused an estimated $3 million in damage. He has refused to cooperate with investigators since his arrest on Monday. “The investigation of the 52 fires believed connected to this defendant is not over,” Cooley said in a statement. The charges are based on fires in the Hollywood and Sherman Oaks sections of Los Angeles and the city of West Hollywood. Authorities said they believe he was angry over his mother’s legal troubles and went on a nighttime rampage of burning parked cars a day after she appeared in court last week. Burkhart has been put on suicide watch, a law enforcement official said Wednesday.

rose for the second year in a row as buyers’ confidence in the economy picked up, their aging vehicles wore down and their ability to take out cheap loans improved. U.S. auto sales rose 10 percent to 12.8 million in 2011. That’s up 22 percent from 2009, when the U.S. auto industry and the financial system were in peril. The best-selling vehicle in 2011 was the Ford FSeries pickup, the 30th straight year it’s been at the top. That was followed by Chevrolet’s Silverado pickup. Next were cars: the Toyota Camry and Nissan Altima sedans. Rounding out the top 10 were the Ford Escape small SUV, the Ford Fusion midsize sedan, the Ram pickup, Toyota’s Corolla compact, the Honda Accord sedan and the new Chevy Cruze compact. November and December were the strongest months of the year for U.S. auto

sales, and analysts expect the momentum to continue 2012. Improving into employment numbers, low interest rates and building demand to replace older cars should all boost 2012 sales. GM’s December sales rose 5 percent, resulting in a 13 percent bump for the year, while Ford’s December sales climbed 10 percent, closing out an 11 percent gain for 2011. Nissan Motor Co., which recovered more quickly than its rivals from the March earthquake and tsunami in Japan, was the only major Japanese automaker to sell more cars in the U.S. in 2011. Its sales surged nearly 8 percent in December and 15 percent for the year. Nissan’s Leaf electric car also outsold GM’s Chevrolet Volt in the cars’ first full year on the market. Nissan sold 9,674 Leafs, beating the Volt by just over 2,000.

More U.S. women are having twins Rate is at 1 in 30 babies ATLANTA (AP) — The number of twins born in the U.S. soared over the last three decades, mostly the result of test-tube babies and women waiting to have children until their 30s, when the chances of twins increase. In 2009, 1 in every 30 babies born in the U.S. was a twin, an astounding increase over the 1 in 53 rate in 1980, according to a government report issued Wednesday. “When people say it seems like you see more twins nowadays, they’re right,” said Joyce Martin, an epidemiologist who coauthored the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report. Some increase was expected as more women are delaying starting a

family until they are over 30. For some unknown reason, mothers in their 30s are more likely to have twins than younger or older women. As much as a third of the increase can be attributed to that, Martin said. The rest of the rise is due to fertility drugs and treatments. “You have a double whammy going on. There are more older moms and more widespread use of fertility-enhancing therapies,” Martin said. Starting in the early 1980s, couples who had trouble conceiving began to benefit from medical advances like fertility drugs and in vitro fertilization and other procedures. These treatments became fairly widespread in the

1990s but are expensive, and availability and insurance coverage varies. The twin birth rate rose by more than 2 percent a year, on average, from 1980 through 2004. It leveled off to less than 1 percent annually although therise from 2008 to 2009 was nearly 2 percent. In 2009, twin rates increased in all 50 states, though the jumps were highest in lower New England, New Jersey and Hawaii. In Connecticut, twins now account for nearly 5 percent of births. That’s high. Nationally, 3.3 percent of all births were twins in 2009, up from 2 percent in 1980. Over the last three decades, rates rose for white, black and Hispanic women, but the increases were not uniform. Rates doubled for whites, rose by

half for blacks and by about a third for Hispanics. Historically, black moms have twins most often, but white moms have almost caught up. “That’s changed with infertility treatments,” said Barbara Luke, a Michigan State University expert on twin births. The greatest increase in twin rates was for women 40 and older. They are more likely to use fertility treatments and to have two embryos implanted during in vitro fertilization, whereas younger women are more likely to get just one. About 7 percent of all births for women 40 and older were twins, compared to 5 percent of women in their late 30s and 2 percent of women age 24 or younger.

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Fight fire with fire

Januray 5, 2012

Tippecanoe’s Morgan Miller drives down the court past Kenton Ridge’s Arika Roush during Wednesday night’s game at Tippecanoe High School. The Red Devils came up with big plays in clutch moments late to hold on for a 78-77 victory and take control of the CBC Kenton Trail Division.

Devils knock off rival Cougars BY COLIN FOSTER Sports Writer Tippecanoe couldn’t have pulled off a 78-77 upset over the undefeated Kenton Ridge in Tipp City Wednesday without Ellise Sharpe’s contributions on the offensive end. But when it came down to crunch time, it was the senior’s timely defensive contribution that sealed the win for the Red Devils. With under 10 seconds remaining, Kenton Ridge’s Mariah Harris — a Michigan State commit — drove to the basket and launched up a floater, but the trailing Sharpe blocked

TIPP CITY her shot attempt, and Kenton Ridge missed a desperation shot at the buzzer. And now, Tippecanoe sits alone at the top of the Central Buckeye Conference Kenton Trail Division, with a 4-0 conference record. “I was just thinking don’t let her get to the hole,” Sharpe said. “It wasn’t about me, it was about the team. Once I hit that, I knew that was one less possession for them to score.” Sharpe netted a career-high 36 points, while fellow senior Morgan Miller canned four 3s


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Tipp girls remain unbeaten Staff Reports The Tippecanoe girls stayed perfect Wednesday night — most importantly in the Central Buckeye Conference — rallying to continue the best start in the program’s history with a 2,3172,212 victory over Kenton Ridge at Troy Bowl. “The girls once again really came together during the last two baker games and put it all together,” Tippecanoe coach Clay Lavercombe said. “It’s exciting



with our continued success, as it’s the best start in school history. I’m really happy to get the win against a really good Kenton Ridge team. They have some tough bowlers who are going to do well this year.” The boys, on the other hand, dropped their first CBC game, victims of a near-3,000 night by the Cougars in a 2,942-2,676 loss. “Our guys bowled OK tonight,

TODAY Girls Basketball Dixie at Milton-Union (7:30 p.m.) Miami East at Bethel (7 p.m.) Twin Valley South at Newton (7 p.m.) Bradford at Franklin Monroe (7 p.m.) Lehman at Ft. Loramie (7:30 p.m.) Bowling Westerville Central at Troy (4 p.m.) FRIDAY Boys Basketball Troy at Butler (7:30 p.m.) Tippecanoe at Kenton Ridge (7:30 p.m.) Preble Shawnee at Milton-Union (7:30 p.m.) Miami East at Ansonia (8 p.m.) Covington at Bethel (8 p.m.) Troy Christian at Bradford (8 p.m.) Tri-County North at Newton (8 p.m.) Piqua at Sidney (7:30 p.m.) Bowling Troy at Sidney (4:30 p.m.) Stebbins at Tippecanoe (4 p.m.) Piqua at Butler (4 p.m.) Hockey Findlay at Troy (9:30 p.m.) Swimming Greenville at Troy (6:30 p.m.) Miami East at Franklin tri (TBA)

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Troy’s Shelby Schultz fights through the Piqua defense Wednesday night at Troy.

Head of the pack Troy 5-0 in GWOC North after routing rival Piqua BY JOSH BROWN Sports Editor After one run through the Greater Western Ohio Conference North Division, the Troy Trojans are right where they wants to be. Leaving everyone else in the dust.

Potential for BCS chaos still exists Picture this: A nail-biter of a Bowl Championship Series title game next Monday night comes down to a long field goal attempt by Alabama’s Cade Foster.The snap is down, the kick is away and it’s … good! Confetti guns spray the Superdome as the Crimson Tide beats LSU by a point to win college football’s national championship. Right? Well, sort of. But then again, maybe not. See Page 14.


TROY During the third quarter Wednesday night, they looked pretty hard to catch up to. Troy jumped all over the Indians after halftime and outscored Piqua 23-3 in the third quarter, executing on both ends of the court and taking control for good in a 55-24 victory at the Trojan Activities Center, solidifying its front-runner status in the North by

Troy’s Tori Merrell goes up for a shot against the Piqua defense

Raptors hammer Cavaliers TORONTO (AP) — Andrea Bargnani scored 31 points in leading the Toronto Raptors to their second straight win, 92-77 over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Wednesday night. DeMar DeRozan added 25 points for the Raptors and Jose Calderon had 13 points and 11 assists. The Raptors took the lead late in the first quarter and held it the rest of the way for their second victory of the season over the Cavaliers. Antawn Jamison led Cleveland with 19 points. Rookie Kyrie Irving added 12 points and Omri Casspi scored 10. Anderson Varejao led all rebounders with 13. Cleveland rookie forward Tristan Thompson of Brampton, Ont., scored one point in just under 17 minutes and was 0 for 5 from the field. The Raptors took a 15-point lead into the fourth quarter but the Cavaliers scored the first five points of the fourth. Leandro Barbosa responded by hitting a 34-foot jumper that brought a gasp from the crowd. DeRozan hit his fourth 3pointer of the game with 8:52 to play in the third quarter to put Toronto into a 10-point lead. Led by Bargnani’s 11 points in the third, the Raptors opened up a 66-51 lead going into the final quarter.

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Hoke just what Michigan needed ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — When Michigan athletic director Dave Brandon fired Rich Rodriguez a year ago Thursday, he was looking for a defensive-minded coach who would focus on special teams and help the team strive for consisAP PHOTO tency. Members of the Michigan football team celebrate Brandon found exactly after a 23-20 overtime win over Virginia Tech in the what he was looking for in Sugar Bowl in New Orleans Tuesday. Brady Hoke.

“Brady and all the coaches on his staff achieved every one of my expectations,” Brandon said in a telephone interview Wednesday night. “I couldn’t be happier.” The 13th-ranked Wolverines beat No. 17 Virginia Tech 23-20 in overtime Tuesday, winning their first BCS bowl game since 2000 and 11 games overall for the first

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time since 2006. “Michigan’s back,” receiver Junior Hemingway told reporters in New Orleans after catching two touchdowns in the game. Hoke disagreed. “Michigan never left,” he said. Hoke became the third coach to cap his debut season at a school with a BCS bowl victory, joining

Miami’s Larry Coker and Boise State’s Chris Peterson. The Big Ten Coach of the Year got a lot of credit for taking players recruited by Rodriguez and making them much better on defense and special teams. Those facets of the game helped Michigan overcome its offensive woes to beat the Hokies.

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Kinks in the system Split champ a possibility thanks to BCS NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Picture this: A nail-biter of a Bowl Championship Series title game next Monday night comes down to a long field goal attempt by Alabama’s Cade Foster. The snap is down, the kick is away and it’s … good! Confetti guns spray the Superdome as the Crimson Tide beats LSU by a point to win college football’s national championship. Right? Well, sort of. But then again, maybe not. Despite its 120 schools, its corporate sponsors, its rabid fans and monster TV contracts worth billions of dollars, one thing that major college football does not have is a clean way of crowning a champion. Because the bowl system is so lucrative and popular in a made-for-TV sense the schools at the highest level of the sport have eschewed a season-ending tournament in favor of a single game between the two teams generally believed to be the best in the country. Many of the 14 years the BCS system has been in place, it has produced a winner most in the college football world could live with. But there’s always a chance for a bug in the system and a split national title like this year, when many voters for the AP Top 25 say they are not absolutely committed to picking the winner of the BCS finale. A big part of the reason is Monday’s game between No. 1 LSU and No. 2 Alabama will be the first BCS championship featuring a rematch of a regularseason meeting. That Nov. 5 game ended with a 9-6 overtime victory for the Tigers on the Crimson Tide’s home field. The winner in New Orleans gets the BCS’ crystal ball trophy and will be No. 1 in the final USA Today coaches’ poll, which is contractually bound to have the winner of the BCS in the top spot of its rankings. But the media members who vote in The Associated Press’ college football rankings are under no such obligations. And for many of them, the choice is not so clear. What if this time around, Alabama wins 10-9? If this were soccer and considering how tough it was to score in the first touchdown-less game that seems to be an appropriate comparison LSU would win the title on aggregate score. Could there be two No. 1s at the end of the college football season? The last time it happened was 2003.


Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton (14) warms up prior to a game against the Baltimore Ravens Sunday in Cincinnati.

Bengals’ Dalton misses practice


Alabama coach Nick Saban gestures at the end of Alabama’s 26-21 win over Auburn Nov. 27, 2009 at Jordan-Hare Stadium in Auburn, Ala. That year LSU beat Oklahoma in the BCS title game, but Southern California, which was left out of the championship game, was voted No. 1 by the AP after it thumped Michigan in the Rose Bowl. “Awarding a championship to a team that loses its final game is beyond counterintuitive and may be un-American,” said David Teel of the Daily Press in Hampton Roads, Va. “But if LSU loses narrowly, I will absolutely consider (voting the Tigers No. 1). That’s how good the Tigers’ regular season five wins over the top 25, four away from Death Valley, including at Alabama was.” The AP asked voters who cast ballots for its Top 25 a few questions before the BCS game. Do you expect to vote the winner of the Alabama-LSU game No. 1? Would you consider voting LSU No. 1 even if it lost? Would you consider voting another team ie Oklahoma State or Stanford No. 1? Forty-four of the 60 voters responded, and the bottom line is that there still is some wiggle room. The most common answer was some version of what Ray Ratto of CSN Bay

Area wrote in an email: “Anything is a possibility among the top 3. And should be. Otherwise, why would we bother?” were more Some adamant about where they stood. Eleven voters said the winner of the BCS championship game will no doubt be their No. 1. “If Alabama wins, I’m voting the Tide (hash)1,” wrote Garland Gillen of WWL-TV in New Orleans. “Championships are won in January not November.” Three voters, however, said that in a system that stresses the importance of the regular season and without a playoff to decide who’s No. 1 at the end, LSU already has earned their votes. “I will vote for LSU no matter what happens in the National Championship game,” wrote Erik Gee of KNML-AM in Albuquerque, N.M. “How in the world can they be the SEC west champ, the outright SEC champ, and lose to Alabama in a “neutral” site game (I guess you can debate the Superdome being a neutral site) after they have already beaten them in Tuscaloosa, have the series split 1-1 and not at least have a share of the National Title?”

Joe Giglio of The News & Observer in Raleigh, N.C., agreed. “Unless Alabama absolutely dominates LSU and leaves no doubt that it is a superior football team, I will be voting for LSU,” he said. “I am voting for the No. 1 team in the country for the 2011 season, not the result of one game. In the case of this rematch presented by the BCS, you have to consider the scope of the entire season, not the timing of one loss.” Oklahoma State probably helped voters narrow the field. The third-ranked Cowboys’ 41-38 overtime victory against No. 4 Stanford in the Fiesta Bowl was thrilling but not the convincing performance they needed to swing the electorate their way. In the final regular season AP rankings, LSU was a unanimous No. 1. The Tide received 38 second-place votes, 1,418 points and no votes lower than third. The Cowboys got 22 secondplace votes and 1,400 points and two voters had Oklahoma State fourth. Still, if the Tide beats LSU in less-thanconvincing fashion, some voters will be torn between Oklahoma State (12-1) and Alabama (11-1).

CINCINNATI (AP) — Rookie quarterback Andy Dalton missed practice on Wednesday with the flu, leaving backup Bruce Gradkowski to run the Bengals offense during another sub-freezing workout at Paul Brown Stadium. Coach Marvin Lewis said Dalton should be back on Thursday. He’s expected to play Saturday at Houston’s Reliant Stadium, where he’s never lost. The second-round pick grew up in the suburbs and played two games there in high school and another for TCU. The Bengals (9-7) will be trying to get their first playoff win since the 1990 season when they play the Texans. Reliant Stadium has a retractable roof, so weather won’t be an issue. The challenge is to stay healthy until then. The temperature was 22 with a wind chill of 14 degrees when they hit the field on Tuesday. On Tuesday night, rookie receiver A.J. Green from Georgia tweeted: “It was so cold at practice today … I couldn’t feel my toes.” Not a whole lot better on Wednesday, with a temperature of 35 degrees and a wind chill of 27 when practice ended. Players wore hoods under their helmets to try to stay warm. Asked if it was the coldest weather he’d ever had for practice, Green said, “Oh yeah, definitely, by far. By far.” Temperatures in the 40s are forecast for Thursday’s practice. The Bengals are the only northern team without their own covered practice field either in use or under construction. They have the right under their stadium lease to cover one of their adjacent practice fields, but would

have to pay for it. The University of Cincinnati approached the NFL team about jointly building a bubble-covered field when Brian Kelly was football coach, but the Bengals declined. The university then built a practice field with a removable bubble on campus. The Bengals could rent the bubble for four hours at a standard rate of $2,500, but decided against it. “The coaches determined there was not sufficient reason for us to get out of our regular element this week,” club spokesman Jack Brennan said. The concern on Wednesday was getting Dalton healthy and ready for one more cold-weather practice followed by a trip home. He grew up in the Houston suburb of Katy and attended games at Reliant as a fan. He won those three games there as well, making it feel like home. “You get a chance to play in Reliant Stadium as a high school kid, it’s a really cool thing,” Dalton said on Tuesday. “That’s how Texas high school (football) is. You get to play in NFL stadiums.” For the first time since the AFL-NFL merger in 1970, a playoff game will feature two rookie quarterbacks. T.J. Yates, a fifthround pick, took over after Matt Schaub and Matt Leinart got hurt and led the Texans to the playoffs. Yates led a winning 80yard touchdown drove in the final 3 minutes for a 20-19 victory at Paul Brown Stadium on Dec. 11. He and Dalton talked on the field afterward. “It was a big, game-winning drive for him,” Dalton said. “It’s good to see rookies my class doing well. It was unfortunate that it was against us.”

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Opponents have cracked code on slumping Tebow ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — John Elway wants to see more aggression from Tim Tebow. John Fox wants to see more accuracy. They trust he can deliver on both counts Sunday against the Pittsburgh Steelers (12-4) and the league’s top-ranked defense. Having won the Denver Broncos’ starting job and the AFC West title by default, Tebow heads into his first playoff game mired in the

worst slump of his life. “The three losses haven’t shaken my confidence,” Tebow said after the Broncos backed their way into the playoffs at 8-8. The results and his language on the football field suggest otherwise, After watching him pile up comeback after improbable comeback, opponents seem to have solved the unorthodox QB, hemming him in the pocket with disci-

plined defense and daring him to beat them with his erratic left arm. The result: back-to-back poor passing performances with a half-dozen turnovers and the first three-game losing streak of his career. After turning the ball over four times at Buffalo on Christmas Eve, Tebow looked tentative Sunday in losing 7-3 to Kansas City and Kyle Orton, whom he couldn’t beat out in camp

but still supplanted after the Broncos benched and then released Orton earlier this season. Tebow held on to the ball, passing up wide open receivers or taking a sack. He completed just 6 of 22 passes for 60 yards and a career-worst 20.6 passer rating. On Wednesday, Tebow said he has to be more aggressive and acknowledged “there’s a few opportunities I should have tried to

force it in there, especially later in the game.” Elway told a Denver Post columnist Tebow just needs to “put everything behind him, go through his progressions and pull the trigger.” And Fox acknowledged the coaches need to call safer, shorter passes early on to build up the young quarterback’s confidence. “Hey, we’re all in this together,” Fox said. “We have to put him in position where

he can succeed and then he’s the one out there holding the ball. At the end of the day, we’ll try to give him some better pass plays to operate and he’ll just have to execute them.” The Broncos own the next-to-worst passing game in the NFL and the Steelers boast the league’s top pass defense. So, Tebow knows he has to be less hesitant but he can’t make mistakes, either.



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Troy’s Kristen Wood dribbles the ball Wednesday against Piqua.


Tippecanoe’s Ellise Sharpe buries a jumper during Wednesday’s victory over Kenton Ridge.

Red Devils ■ CONTINUED FROM 13 and finished the game with 21 points — including the game-winning free throws with Tipp trailing 77-76 late in the game. “I went up knowing I was going to make it because I had too.” Miller said. “I mean, they beat us three times last year, they knocked us out of the tournament in double overtime. So, conference rival — it feels great to get it done.” “We’ve come out with 55 record, with them being undefeated,” Tippecanoe coach Aaron Jackson said. “KR is always one of those teams we get up for, a friendly, no-blood-loss rivalry. This win means a lot. That helps us out, I mean, we take control of the CBC, 4-0, and that’s their first loss. That’s a big win.” Tippecanoe didn’t enter Wednesday’s contest with a “fight fire with fire” mentality. Kenton Ridge, which has surpassed the 100point mark in two of its eight wins this season, had been destroying competition with an average of 81 points per game coming in. But when the Red Devils went into the half with a 46-38 lead over the Cougars, it became apparent to Jackson that beating Kenton Ridge on the offensive end might be exactly what had to be done. “We love to get up and down, we know they like to get up and down,” Jackson said. “I mean, just look at the end of the first quarter, 25-23. I looked at our assistant and said ‘we’re both going to get 100 here.’ “We weren’t planning on going out there and just outscoring them, but it was the type of game where we both are going to go after you. So, if you both go out and score 75, so be it.” The Red Devils remained poised in the fourth after getting in an early hole, falling behind 74-66 at the beginning of the quarter. Up to that

point, the Red Devils had been in control for most of the game, with their biggest lead being 39-25 midway through the second. But when Tipp got behind, it didn’t panic. “When you’ve played Carroll, played Troy, played Fairborn, played Anna, being down nine just isn’t a big deal,” Jackson said. “It’s one of those things, I don’t wanna say they are used to being behind — but it’s not something that scares us after that tough schedule. I think that’s going to be huge for us down the stretch.” The third quarter featured nine lead changes, with Tipp grabbing a 63-62 lead entering the fourth. The Red Devils’ free throw shooting in the fourth, which had been their Achilles heel in previous losses, helped bring home the win, as Tippecanoe went 12 for 12 from the foul line in the final quarter. “We practiced,” Jackson said. “We had a chance in the Troy game, missed free throws. Then in the Fairborn game we had chances, but we missed free throws. We spent a lot of time on the free throw line, a lot of time just working on that, shaking the cobb webs off.” The Red Devils’ next contest is Saturday against Stebbins. Kenton Ridge — 77 Stefanie Davis 5-0-11, Lindsey Fenwick 5-6-18, Mariah Harris 67-19, Paige McCrary 4-0-9, Arika Roush 8-2-18, Sara Thornton 1-02. Totals: 29-15-77. Tippecanoe — 78 CC Alvarez 1-0-2, Erica Comer 3-4-10, Morgan Miller 6-5-21, Jenna Nelson 0-4-4, Halee Printz 2-1-5, Ellise Sharpe 13-9-36. Totals: 25-23-78. Score By Quarters KR........................23 38 62 77 Tipp .....................25 46 63 78 3-point goals: Kenton Ridge — Davis, Fenwick 2, McCrary. Tippecanoe — Miller 4, Sharpe. Records: Kenton Ridge 8-1, 31. Tippecanoe 6-5, 4-0. Reserve Score: Tippecanoe 53, Kenton Ridge 33.

■ CONTINUED FROM 13 completing a perfect 5-0 run through the first half of the league schedule. “One cycle through, and we’re right where we want to be,” Troy coach Nathan Kopp said. “Everyone else is chasing us now. But it’s going to be tough, we know. After sharing the league title last year, we’re going to get everyone’s best shot.” Should Troy (7-3, 5-0 GWOC North) continue to play the way it did in the third quarter Wednesday, that won’t matter. Already leading 20-9 at the break, Troy put the game out of reach. Todda Norris fed Tori Merrell — who had a double-double in the Trojans’ win over Tippecanoe last week — inside for a three-point play, then Shelby Schultz hit a putback to make it 25-9 and force a Piqua timeout. But then Chelsey Sakal hit a pair of free throws, stole the ball and hit Mackenzie Schulz for a fast break layup … then stole it again and hit a layup of her own to make it 31-9 and force another timeout 2:05 into the quarter. Merrell finished with a game-high 12 points, Schultz added 10 points and five rebounds and Sakal had 10 points and four steals to lead a balanced Troy offense. “That balance is going to be huge for us going forward,” Kopp said. “If we’ve only got one or two girls scoring, teams can key on them. Balance like we had tonight makes us hard to defend. “Shelby (Schultz) a lot of times does the behindthe-scenes things and may not get the recognition in the paper, but she’s been nothing but clutch for us the last three and a half years. It was nice to see her get some baskets tonight.” Piqua (2-7, 0-4 GWOC North) didn’t score until there was 1:55 left in the third as Tosha Potts (teamhigh six points) hit a jumper, but the Indians couldn’t overcome 10 thirdquarter turnovers. Troy, on the other hand, committed only two in the frame. “We talked about that


Troy’s Zechariah Bond grabs a rebound during Wednesday night’s win over Piqua. at the half,” Kopp said. “We turned the ball over too much in the first half (11 times) against the limited amount of pressure they put on us. So we talked about taking better care of the ball and executing — and we did just that. “It’s all about momentum with girls. We got a couple of steals, made some easy baskets and were able to press a little in the third. I thought the girls executed well.” Kristen Wood added nine points and two assists, while Morgan Taylor had five points and three assists and Schulz scored four points and had four rebounds. Todda Norris (one point) and Zechariah Bond (four points) each had eight rebounds to lead the Trojans, who outrebounded the Indians 41-25. “It’s not all the time that we’re bigger than the other team,” Kopp said. “And we’ve got some athletic kids, too. With Todda, Troy’s Chelsey Sakal looks to pass Wednesday against her athleticism makes it Piqua. really hard for teams on Deal 1-0-2, Imari Witten 0-0-0, Bond 1-2-4, Tori Merrell 5-2-12, both ends of the court. She Macy Yount 0-1-1, Katie Allen 0- Courtney Mazzulla 0-0-0, Shelby can really get up for 5-5, Maddie Hilleary 1-0-2, Teija Schultz 4-2-10, Kristen Wood 2-4Davis 0-0-0, Tasha Potts 3-0-6, 9. Totals: 18-16-55. rebounds.” Score By Quarters Troy faces another Christy Graves 1-0-2, Shelby 1-0-2. Totals: 9-6-24. Piqua. . . . . . . . . . . 4 9 12 24 tough test in non-league Vogler Troy — 55 Troy. . . . . . . . . . 11 20 43 55 play, facing Miamisburg Mackenzie Schulz 2-0-4, 3-point goals: Piqua — none. Wednesday. Chelsey Sakal 3-2-10, Todda Troy — Sakal 2, Wood. Piqua — 24 Hannah Mowery 2-0-4, Kelsey

Norris 0-1-1, Morgan Taylor 1-3-5, Kassie Lehman 0-0-0, Zechariah

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Temple upsets No. 5 Duke


PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Khalif Wyatt scored 22 points and Rahlir HollisJefferson had 17 to help Temple beat No. 5 Duke 7873 on Wednesday night. Using tough man-to-man defense that limited Duke’s long-range shots, the Owls (10-3) grabbed the lead for good midway through the first half. When the Blue Devils (12-2) crept within three points late, Wyatt hit consecutive 3-pointers for a 66-57 lead. The Owls had lost nine straight times to Duke, and hadn’t beat the Blue Devils since Jan. 25, 1996. This gave the Owls a win over a Top 10 teams for the fourth straight season, all in Philadelphia. Mason Plumlee had 16 points and 13 rebounds for the Blue Devils, who lost for the first time since a Nov. 29 game at Ohio State. N0. 9 Georgetown 73, No. 20 Marquette 70 WASHINGTON — Jason Clark scored 26 points and Hollis Thompson’s tiebreak-

ing 3-pointer with less than 30 seconds left capped Georgetown’s comeback from a 17-point deficit. The Hoyas (13-1, 3-0 Big East) ran their winning streak to 11 games, their longest in five years. They got 16 points from Thompson, 13 from Henry Sims, and key contributions from four freshmen who played significant minutes in the second half. Marquette (12-3, 1-1) lost for the third time in five games, despite 18 points from Darius Johnson-Odom, 17 from Jae Crowder, and 16 from Todd Mayo. The Golden Eagles led 43-29 at halftime and stretched that to 56-39 on Mayo’s 3-pointer with 13:10 left. But Clark brought Georgetown back, making 6 of 7 shots in the second half, when he scored 18 points. When the game was tied at 70-all Thompson made his biggest shot of the game. Johnson-Odom and Crowder both got late looks at potential tying 3s.

No. 14 Kansas 67, No. 23 Kansas St. 49 LAWRENCE, Kan. — Thomas Robinson had 15 points and 14 rebounds to lead Kansas. Trailing by as many as 18 points early, the Wildcats (11-2, 0-1 Big 12) got 3pointers from Jamar Samuels and Rodney McGruder in a 10-0 run and closed to 39-36. But Conner Teahan’s two 3-pointers triggered a rally by Kansas (113, 1-0) that included dunks by Robinson on consecutive possessions. The Jayhawks went on to their 43rd victory over their state rivals in the last 46 meetings of the 272-game series. Travis Releford had 16 points and Tyshawn Taylor had 13 as Kansas launched its campaign for an eighth straight Big 12 championship with its 21st straight conference-opening victory. McGruder had 15 points and Samuels had 12 for Kansas State, which was only 5 for 20 from 3-point

range. The Jayhawks dominated the boards 50-26. No. 19 Murray St. 76, E. Kentucky 67 MURRAY, Ky. — Donte Poole scored 22 points and Isaiah Canaan added 16 including the 1,000th of his career and Murray State remained unbeaten. The Racers (15-0, 3-0 Ohio Valley Conference) are one win from matching the school’s all-time best start set in 1935-36. The Colonels trailed by as many as 15 points, but came within one with just under 5 minutes to go before falling for the seventh straight time in the series. Jaron Jones scored 23 points for Eastern Kentucky (9-7, 3-1). The Racers played their first game without senior forward Ivan Aska, the team’s leading rebounder who is out indefinitely with a broken right hand. Ed Daniel scored 16 points and Stacy Wilson added 13 for the Racers.

■ CONTINUED FROM 13 they left a lot of spares out there and could have done better,” Lavercombe said. “However, Kenton Ridge is a very good team. They shot 2,942, and that is a really good score and a really good team. Hats off to their performance tonight. They are good bowlers who are well coached.” Chelsea Brown led the way for the Tippecanoe girls (8-0, 60), rolling games of 194192 for a 386 series, while Rebecca Milas added games of 189-183

Records: Piqua 2-7, 0-4. Troy 7-3, 5-0.

for a 372 series. Demi York rolled 176-148— 324, Caitlin Wolff rolled 149-159—308 and Jordan Amspaugh rolled 122-129—251. Ryan Rittenhouse broke the 400-series mark for the Tippecanoe boys (6-2, 5-1), rolling 222-223—445. Logan Banks rolled 185-200— 385, Luke Nimer rolled 170-212—382, Steven Calhoun rolled 160171—331, Josh Bellas rolled a 162 and Jack Bauder rolled a 139. Tippecanoe faces Stebbins Friday.

■ National Basketball Association

Cavs ■ CONTINUED FROM 13 The Raptors beat the Cavaliers 104-96 in the opening game of the season for both teams on Dec. 26 in Cleveland. But Cleveland (3-3) won three of their next four games before

Wednesday’s game and Toronto (3-3) lost three in a row before beating the New York Knicks 90-85 on Monday. Bargnani scored eight points and DeRozan had seven as Toronto led 2118 after the first quarter.


Thursday, January 5, 2012

FOOTBALL National Football League Playoff Glance All Times EST Wild-card Playoffs Saturday, Jan. 7 Cincinnati at Houston, 4:30 p.m. Detroit at New Orleans, 8 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 8 Atlanta at Dallas/New York Giants winner, 1 p.m. Pittsburgh at Denver, 4:30 p.m. Divisional Playoffs Saturday, Jan. 14 Sunday, Jan. 15 TBD Conference Championships Sunday, Jan. 22 TBD Pro Bowl Sunday, Jan. 29 At Honolulu NFC vs. AFC Super Bowl Sunday, Feb. 5 At Indianapolis NFL Team Stax Final TOTAL YARDAGE AMERICAN FOOTBALL CONFERENCE OFFENSE . . . . . . . . . . . . .Yards New England . .6848 San Diego . . . . .6290 Oakland . . . . . . .6072 Pittsburgh . . . . .5957 Houston . . . . . . .5954 Buffalo . . . . . . . .5624 Baltimore . . . . . .5419 Tennessee . . . . .5361 Cincinnati . . . . .5118 Miami . . . . . . . . .5078 Denver . . . . . . . .5066 N.Y. Jets . . . . . .4989 Kansas City . . . .4973 Cleveland . . . . .4621 Indianapolis . . . .4589 Jacksonville . . . .4149 DEFENSE . . . . . . . . . . . . .Yards Pittsburgh . . . . .4348 Houston . . . . . . .4571 Baltimore . . . . . .4622 N.Y. Jets . . . . . .4993 Jacksonville . . . .5008 Cincinnati . . . . .5060 Cleveland . . . . .5318 Kansas City . . . .5333 Miami . . . . . . . . .5522 San Diego . . . . .5546 Tennessee . . . . .5682 Denver . . . . . . . .5725 Indianapolis . . . .5935 Buffalo . . . . . . . .5938 Oakland . . . . . . .6201 New England . .6577 NATIONAL FOOTBALL CONFERENCE OFFENSE . . . . . . . . . . . . .Yards New Orleans . . .7474 Green Bay . . . . .6482 Philadelphia . . .6386 Detroit . . . . . . . .6337 Carolina . . . . . . .6237 N.Y. Giants . . . .6161 Atlanta . . . . . . . .6026 Dallas . . . . . . . .6008 Washington . . . .5387 Minnesota . . . . .5275 Arizona . . . . . . .5192 Tampa Bay . . . .5108 Chicago . . . . . . .5026 San Francisco . .4974 Seattle . . . . . . . .4861 St. Louis . . . . . .4537 DEFENSE . . . . . . . . . . . . .Yards San Francisco . .4931 Philadelphia . . .5198 Seattle . . . . . . . .5315 Atlanta . . . . . . . .5338 Washington . . . .5437 Dallas . . . . . . . .5491 Chicago . . . . . . .5607 Arizona . . . . . . .5682 Minnesota . . . . .5731 St. Louis . . . . . .5734 Detroit . . . . . . . .5881 New Orleans . . .5895 N.Y. Giants . . . .6022 Carolina . . . . . . .6042 Tampa Bay . . . .6311 Green Bay . . . . .6585

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AFC Individual Leaders Final Quarterbacks . . . . . . . . . . . . .AttCom Yds TD Int Brady, NWE . . .611 401 5235 39 12 Schaub, HOU .292 178 2479 15 6 Roeth., PIT . . .513 324 4077 21 14 Rivers, SND . . .582 366 4624 27 20 Mat. Moore, MIA347 210 2497 16 9 Hasselbeck, TEN518 319 3571 18 14 Flacco, BAL . . .542 312 3610 20 12 C. Palmer, OAK 328 199 2753 13 16 Dalton, CIN . . .516 300 3398 20 13 Fitzpatrick, BUF569 353 3832 24 23 Rushers . . . . . . . . . . . . .Att Yds Avg LG TD J.-Drew, JAC . .3431606 4.68 56 8 R. Rice, BAL . .2911364 4.69 70t 12 A. Foster, HOU 2781224 4.40 43 10 McGahee, DEN2491199 4.82 60t 4 Ry. Mathews, SND22210914.91 39 6 Re. Bush, MIA .2161086 5.03 76t 6 Benson, CIN . .2731067 3.91 42 6 S. Greene, NYJ 2531054 4.17 31 6 Chr. Johnson, TEN26210474.00 48t 4 M. Bush, OAK .256 977 3.82 44 7 Receivers . . . . . . . . . . . . .No Yds Avg LG TD Welker, NWE . .1221569 12.9 99t 9 R. Gronk., NWE .901327 14.7 52t 17 B. Marshall, MIA 811214 15.0 65t 6 Bowe, KAN . . . .811159 14.3 52t 5 Hernandez, NWE79 910 11.5 46 7 St. Johnson, BUF761004 13.2 55 7 R. Rice, BAL . . .76 704 9.3 52 3 Wayne, IND . . . .75 960 12.8 56t 4 N. Wash., TEN . .741023 13.8 57 7 M. Wallace, PIT .721193 16.6 95t 8 Punters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .No Yds LG Avg Lechler, OAK . . . . . .78 3960 80 50.8 Fields, MIA . . . . . . .78 3810 70 48.8 Moorman, BUF . . . .72 3472 66 48.2 Scifres, SND . . . . . .47 2234 71 47.5 B. Colquitt, DEN . .101 4783 66 47.4 McAfee, IND . . . . . .88 4102 64 46.6 Koch, BAL . . . . . . . .73 3393 63 46.5 Mesko, NWE . . . . . .57 2648 65 46.5 D. Colquitt, KAN . . .89 4084 68 45.9 Hartmann, HOU . . .58 2573 69 44.4 Punt Returners . . . . . . . . . . . . .No Yds Avg LG TD Arenas, KAN . . .32 410 12.8 37 0 Bess, MIA . . . . .37 442 11.9 25 0 Cribbs, CLE . . . .34 388 11.4 84t 1 Kerley, NYJ . . . .29 317 10.9 53 0 A. Brown, PIT . . .30 325 10.8 60t 1 Edelman, NWE .28 300 10.7 72t 1 Mariani, TEN . . .46 490 10.7 79t 1 Br. Tate, CIN . . . .51 543 10.6 56t 1 Jac. Jones, HOU 49 518 10.6 79t 1 L. Webb, BAL . . .30 301 10.0 68t 1 Kickoff Returners

. . . . . . . . . . . . .No Yds Avg LG TD McKnight, NYJ . .341073 31.6107t 1 R. Goodman, SND34936 27.5105t 1 A. Brown, PIT . . .27 737 27.3 52 0 Cribbs, CLE . . . .39 974 25.0 63 0 C. Gates, MIA . .34 843 24.8 77 0 Karim, JAC . . . . .27 652 24.1 37 0 Br. Tate, CIN . . . .42 998 23.8 45 0 Mariani, TEN . . .32 748 23.4 49 0 McCluster, KAN .25 557 22.3 35 0 Woodhead, NWE20 437 21.9 37 0 Scoring Touchdowns . . . . . . . . . . . . .TDRush Rec RetPts R. Gronk., NWE .18 1 17 0108 R. Rice, BAL . . .15 12 3 0 90 2 0 72 A. Foster, HOU .12 10 0 0 66 Green-Ellis, NWE11 11 Jones-Drew, JAC11 8 3 0 66 Tolbert, SND . . .10 8 2 0 60 8 1 54 Decker, DEN . . . .9 0 9 0 54 V. Jackson, SND .9 0 Mendenhall, PIT .9 9 0 0 54 9 0 54 Welker, NWE . . . .9 0 Kicking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .PAT FG LG Pts Gostkowski, NWE59-59 28-33 50 143 Rackers, HOU . .39-40 32-38 54 135 Nugent, CIN . . .33-34 33-38 49 132 Janikowski, OAK 36-36 31-35 63 129 Cundiff, BAL . . .38-38 28-37 51 122 Novak, SND . . .41-42 27-34 53 122 Bironas, TEN . . .34-34 29-32 53 121 D. Carpenter, MIA26-26 29-34 58 113 Suisham, PIT . .36-36 23-31 51 105 Folk, NYJ . . . . . .44-44 19-25 51 101 NFC Individual Leaders Final Quarterbacks . . . . . . . . . . . . .AttCom Yds TD Int A. Rodgers, GBY502 343 4643 45 6 Brees, NOR . . .657 468 5476 46 14 Romo, DAL . . .522 346 4184 31 10 Stafford, DET . .663 421 5038 41 16 E. Manning, NYG589359 4933 29 16 M. Ryan, ATL . .566 347 4177 29 12 Ale. Smith, SNF446 274 3150 17 5 Cutler, CHI . . . .314 182 2319 13 7 Vick, PHL . . . . .423 253 3303 18 14 C. Newton, CAR517 310 4051 21 17 Rushers . . . . . . . . . . . . .Att Yds Avg LG TD M. Turner, ATL .3011340 4.45 81t 11 L. McCoy, PHL .2731309 4.79 60 17 Gore, SNF . . . .2821211 4.29 55 8 M. Lynch, SEA .2851204 4.22 47 12 S. Jackson, STL2601145 4.40 47t 5 B. Wells, ARI . .2451047 4.27 71 10 Forte, CHI . . . .203 997 4.91 46 3 A. Peterson, MIN208 970 4.66 54 12 Murray, DAL . . .164 897 5.47 91t 2 DeA. Wllims, CAR155836 5.39 74t 7 Receivers . . . . . . . . . . . . .No Yds Avg LG TD R. White, ATL . .1001296 13.0 43 8 J. Graham, NOR 991310 13.2 59 11 Ca. Johnson, DET961681 17.5 73t 16 Harvin, MIN . . . .87 967 11.1 52t 6 Sproles, NOR . .86 710 8.3 39 7 Pettigrew, DET . .83 777 9.4 27 5 Cruz, NYG . . . . .821536 18.7 99t 9 Fitzgerald, ARI .801411 17.6 73t 8 Colston, NOR . .801143 14.3 50 8 T. Gonzalez, ATL 80 875 10.9 30 7 Punters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .No Yds LG Avg A. Lee, SNF . . . . . . .78 3970 68 50.9 Morstead, NOR . . . .46 2204 64 47.9 J. Ryan, SEA . . . . . .95 4431 77 46.6 Kluwe, MIN . . . . . . .77 3517 60 45.7 Weatherford, NYG .82 3745 62 45.7 Masthay, GBY . . . . .55 2506 71 45.6 Zastudil, ARI . . . . . .87 3929 66 45.2 Koenen, TAM . . . . . .67 3023 65 45.1 Donn. Jones, STL .105 4652 65 44.3 Podlesh, CHI . . . . . .89 3903 70 43.9 Punt Returners . . . . . . . . . . . . .No Yds Avg LG TD D. Hester, CHI . .28 454 16.2 82t 2 P. Peterson, ARI .44 699 15.9 99t 4 Ginn Jr., SNF . . .38 466 12.3 55t 1 Cobb, GBY . . . .26 295 11.3 80t 1 L. Wash., SEA . .41 464 11.3 37 0 Sproles, NOR . .29 294 10.1 72t 1 Weems, ATL . . .32 315 9.8 42 0 P. Parker, TAM . .23 210 9.1 34 0 Banks, WAS . . .36 328 9.1 55 0 Sherels, MIN . . .33 277 8.4 53 0 Kickoff Returners . . . . . . . . . . . . .No Yds Avg LG TD Cobb, GBY . . . .34 941 27.7108t 1 Ginn Jr., SNF . . .29 800 27.6102t 1 Sproles, NOR . .401089 27.2 92 0 Stroughter, TAM .20 540 27.0 78 0 Pilares, CAR . . .23 590 25.7101t 1 Je. Norwood, STL24 611 25.5 47 0 Logan, DET . . . .33 832 25.2 42 0 L. Wash., SEA . .431084 25.2 54 0 Dev. Thomas, NYG25607 24.3 40 0 S.-Howling, ARI .36 857 23.8 37 0 Scoring Touchdowns . . . . . . . . . . . . .TDRush Rec RetPts L. McCoy, PHL . .20 17 3 0120 Ca. Johnson, DET16 0 16 0 96 Jor. Nelson, GBY15 0 15 0 90 0 0 84 C. Newton, CAR 14 14 M. Lynch, SEA . .13 12 1 0 78 1 0 78 A. Peterson, MIN 13 12 Bradshaw, NYG .11 9 2 0 68 J. Graham, NOR 11 0 11 0 66 L. Robinson, DAL11 0 11 0 66 M. Turner, ATL . .11 11 0 0 66 Kicking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .PAT FG LG Pts Akers, SNF . . . .34-34 44-52 55 166 Kasay, NOR . . .63-63 28-34 53 147 Crosby, GBY . . .68-69 24-28 58 140 D. Bailey, DAL . .39-39 32-37 51 135 M. Bryant, ATL .45-45 27-29 51 126 Ja. Hanson, DET54-54 24-29 51 126 Gould, CHI . . . .37-37 28-32 57 121 Gano, WAS . . . .25-26 31-41 59 118 Henery, PHL . . .46-46 24-27 51 118 Mare, CAR . . . .44-45 22-28 45 110 College Football FBS Bowl Glance Subject to Change All Times EST Saturday, Dec. 17 New Mexico Bowl At Albuquerque Temple 37, Wyoming 15 Famous Idaho Potato Bowl At Boise, Idaho Ohio 24, Utah State 23 New Orleans Bowl Louisiana-Lafayette 32, San Diego State 30 Tuesday, Dec. 20 Beef 'O'Brady's Bowl At St. Petersburg, Fla. Marshall 20, FIU 10 Wednesday, Dec. 21 Poinsettia Bowl At San Diego TCU 31, Louisiana Tech 24 Thursday, Dec. 22 MAACO Bowl At Las Vegas Boise State 56, Arizona State 24 Saturday, Dec. 24 Hawaii Bowl At Honolulu Southern Mississippi 24, Nevada 17 Monday, Dec. 26 Independence Bowl At Shreveport, La. Missouri 41, North Carolina 24 Tuesday, Dec. 27 Little Caesars Pizza Bowl



SPORTS ON TV TODAY GOLF 9 a.m. TGC — European PGA Tour, Africa Open, first round, at East London, South Africa (same-day tape) MEN'S COLLEGE BASKETBALL 7 p.m. ESPN2 — Pittsburgh at DePaul 9 p.m. ESPN2 — Michigan at Indiana 11 p.m. FSN — Arizona vs. UCLA, at Anaheim, Calif. MOTORSPORTS 1:30 a.m. NBCSP — Dakar Rally, Chilecito to Fiambala, Argentina (delayed tape) NBA BASKETBALL 8 p.m. TNT — Miami at Atlanta 10:30 p.m. TNT — L.A. Lakers at Portland PREP FOOTBALL 7:30 p.m. ESPN — All-America Game, at St. Petersburg, Fla.

FRIDAY BOXING 9 p.m. ESPN2 — Super middleweights, Dyah Davis (20-21) vs. Alfonso Lopez (22-1-0), at Key West, Fla. 11 p.m. SHO — Lightweights, Luis Ramos Jr. (20-0-0) vs. Raymundo Beltran (25-5-0), at Indio, Calif. COLLEGE FOOTBALL 8 p.m. FOX — Cotton Bowl, Kansas St. vs. Arkansas, at Arlington, Texas GOLF 9 a.m. TGC — European PGA Tour, Africa Open, second round, at East London, South Africa (same-day tape) 5:30 p.m. TGC — PGA Tour, Tournament of Champions, first round, at Kapalua, Hawaii MEN'S COLLEGE HOCKEY 7:30 p.m. NBCSP — Dartmouth at RPI MOTORSPORTS 1:30 a.m. NBCSP — Dakar Rally, Fiambala, Argentina to Copiapo, Chile (delayed tape) NBA BASKETBALL 8 p.m. ESPN — Chicago at Orlando 10:30 p.m. ESPN — Portland at Phoenix At Detroit Purdue 37, Western Michigan 32 Belk Bowl At Charlotte, N.C. North Carolina State 31, Louisville 24 Wednesday, Dec. 28 Military Bowl At Washington Toledo 42, Air Force 41 Holiday Bowl At San Diego Texas 21, California 10 Thursday, Dec. 29 Champs Sports Bowl At Orlando, Fla. Florida State 18, Notre Dame 14 Alamo Bowl At San Antonio Baylor 67, Washington 56 Friday, Dec. 30 Armed Forces Bowl At Dallas BYU 24, Tulsa 21 Pinstripe Bowl At Bronx, N.Y. Rutgers 27, Iowa State 13 Music City Bowl At Nashville,Tenn. Mississippi State 23, Wake Forest 17 Insight Bowl At Tempe, Ariz. Oklahoma 31, Iowa 14 Saturday, Dec. 31 Meinke Car Care Bowl At Houston Texas A&M 33, Northwestern 22 Sun Bowl At El Paso,Texas Utah 30, Georgia Tech 27, OT Liberty Bowl At Memphis,Tenn. Cincinnati 31, Vanderbilt 24 Fight Hunger Bowl At San Francisco Illinois 20, UCLA 14 Chick-fil-A Bowl At Atlanta Auburn 43, Virginia 24 Monday, Jan. 2 TicketCity Bowl At Dallas Houston 30, Penn State 14 Capital One Bowl At Orlando, Fla. South Carolina 30, Nebraska 13 Outback Bowl At Tampa, Fla. Michigan State 33, Georgia 30, 3OT Gator Bowl At Jacksonville, Fla. Florida 24, Ohio State 17 Rose Bowl At Pasadena, Calif. Oregon 45, Wisconsin 38 Fiesta Bowl At Glendale, Ariz. Oklahoma State 41, Stanford 38, OT Tuesday, Jan. 3 Sugar Bowl At New Orleans Michigan 23, Virginia Tech 20, OT Wednesday, Jan. 4 Orange Bowl At Miami West Virginia (9-3) vs. Clemson (10-3), 8 p.m. (ESPN) Friday, Jan. 6 Cotton Bowl At Arlington,Texas Kansas State (10-2) vs. Arkansas (102), 8 p.m. (FOX) Saturday, Jan. 7 BBVA Compass Bowl At Birmingham, Ala. Pittsburgh (6-6) vs. SMU (7-5), Noon (ESPN) Sunday, Jan. 8 Bowl At Mobile, Ala. Arkansas State (10-2) vs. Northern Illinois (10-3), 9 p.m. (ESPN) Monday, Jan. 9 BCS National Championship At New Orleans LSU (13-0) vs. Alabama (11-1), 8:30 p.m. (ESPN) Saturday, Jan. 21 East-West Shrine Classic At St. Petersburg, Fla. East vs. West, TBA, (NFLN) Saturday, Jan. 28 Senior Bowl At Mobile, Ala. North vs. South, 4 p.m. (NFLN) Saturday, Feb. 5 Texas vs. Nation

At San Antonio Texas vs. Nation, 2 p.m. (CBSSN) NCAA Football Championship Subdivision Playoff Glance All Times EST Championship Friday, Jan. 7 At Pizza Hut Park Frisco,Texas Sam Houston State (14-0) vs. North Dakota State (13-1), 1 p.m.

BASKETBALL National Basketball Association All Times EST EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division Pct GB W L 3 2 .600 — Philadelphia Boston 4 3 .571 — 3 3 .500 ½ Toronto New York 2 4 .333 1½ 1 6 .143 3 New Jersey Southeast Division Pct GB W L 6 1 .857 — Miami Orlando 5 2 .714 1 4 2 .667 1½ Atlanta Charlotte 2 4 .333 3½ 0 6 .000 5½ Washington Central Division Pct GB W L 6 1 .857 — Chicago 4 2 .667 1½ Indiana 3 3 .500 2½ Cleveland Milwaukee 2 3 .400 3 2 4 .333 3½ Detroit WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division W L Pct GB 4 2 .667 — San Antonio 3 3 .500 1 Memphis Houston 2 3 .400 1½ 2 4 .333 2 Dallas New Orleans 2 4 .333 2 Northwest Division W L Pct GB 4 1 .800 — Portland Oklahoma City 5 2 .714 — Denver 4 2 .667 ½ 3 3 .500 1½ Utah Minnesota 2 4 .333 2½ Pacific Division W L Pct GB L.A. Lakers 4 3 .571 — L.A. Clippers 2 2 .500 ½ Phoenix 2 3 .400 1 Sacramento 2 4 .333 1½ Golden State 2 4 .333 1½ Tuesday's Games Cleveland 115, Charlotte 101 Chicago 76, Atlanta 74 Portland 103, Oklahoma City 93 Memphis 113, Sacramento 96 Milwaukee at Utah, 9 p.m. L.A. Lakers 108, Houston 99 Wednesday's Games Toronto 92, Cleveland 77 Orlando 103, Washington 85 Boston 89, New Jersey 70 Chicago 99, Detroit 83 Miami 118, Indiana 83 Charlotte 118, New York 110 Philadelphia 101, New Orleans 93 Memphis 90, Minnesota 86 San Antonio 101, Golden State 95 Phoenix at Dallas, 8:30 p.m. Sacramento at Denver, 9 p.m. Houston at L.A. Clippers, 10:30 p.m. Thursday's Games Miami at Atlanta, 8 p.m. Dallas at San Antonio, 8:30 p.m. Milwaukee at Sacramento, 10 p.m. L.A. Lakers at Portland, 10:30 p.m. Friday's Games Atlanta at Charlotte, 7 p.m. New Jersey at Toronto, 7 p.m. New York at Washington, 7 p.m. Detroit at Philadelphia, 7 p.m. Indiana at Boston, 7:30 p.m. Houston at Oklahoma City, 8 p.m. Denver at New Orleans, 8 p.m. Cleveland at Minnesota, 8 p.m. Chicago at Orlando, 8 p.m. Memphis at Utah, 9 p.m. Golden State at L.A. Lakers, 10:30 p.m. Portland at Phoenix, 10:30 p.m. The Top Twenty Five The top 25 teams in The Associated Press' college basketball poll, with firstplace votes in parentheses, records

TROY DAILY NEWS • WWW.TROYDAILYNEWS.COM through Jan. 1, total points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote and previous ranking: Pts Prv ...............................Record 1. Syracuse (60)......15-0 1,618 1 2. Kentucky (5) ........13-1 1,554 3 3. North Carolina.....13-2 1,451 5 4. Baylor...................13-0 1,389 6 5. Duke ....................12-1 1,354 7 6. Ohio St. ...............13-2 1,277 2 7. Missouri ...............13-0 1,255 8 8. UConn .................12-1 1,199 9 9. Georgetown.........12-1 1,072 12 10. Michigan St. ......13-2 992 16 11. Louisville............12-2 977 4 12. Indiana...............13-1 974 13 13. Florida ...............11-3 753 10 14. Kansas ..............10-3 663 17 15. Mississippi St. ...13-2 644 15 16. Michigan............12-2 641 18 17. UNLV .................15-2 611 19 18. Wisconsin ..........12-3 506 11 19. Murray St...........14-0 454 20 20. Marquette ..........12-2 447 14 21. Virginia...............12-1 292 23 22. Harvard..............12-1 269 24 23. Kansas St..........11-1 229 — 24. San Diego St.....12-2 196 25 25. Gonzaga............11-2 121 — Others receiving votes: Creighton 86, Ohio 28, Stanford 12, Pittsburgh 8, Vanderbilt 8, Xavier 8, Cincinnati 6, New Mexico 6, Purdue 6, Saint Louis 6, Texas A&M 4, Saint Mary's (Cal) 3, California 2, Seton Hall 2, Alabama 1, Wagner 1. The Women's Top Twenty Five The top 25 teams in the The Associated Press' women's college basketball poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Jan. 1, total points based on 25 points for a firstplace vote through one point for a 25thplace vote and previous ranking: ...............................Record Pts Prv 1. Baylor (39)...........13-0 975 1 2. UConn .................11-1 925 2 3. Notre Dame.........13-1 903 3 4. Stanford...............11-1 860 4 5. Maryland .............13-0 818 5 6. Tennessee .............9-3 745 7 7. Duke ......................9-2 717 8 8. Ohio St. ...............14-0 670 9 9. Texas A&M.............9-2 647 10 10. Rutgers..............11-2 586 11 11. Kentucky............12-2 560 6 12. Miami.................11-2 540 12 13. Texas Tech.........12-0 522 13 14. Louisville............12-2 487 14 15. Georgetown.......12-2 481 15 16. Georgia..............12-2 356 17 17. Green Bay .........12-0 337 18 18. Purdue...............11-3 233 20 19. Nebraska...........12-1 224 23 20. DePaul...............12-2 222 21 21. Delaware ...........10-1 201 19 22. Penn St..............10-3 188 16 23. Texas..................10-2 175 22 24. Vanderbilt...........12-1 102 25 99 24 25. North Carolina...10-2 Others receiving votes: Gonzaga 12, Virginia 11, LSU 6, South Carolina 3, Georgia Tech 2, Kansas 1, Michigan 1, Colorado 1. Wednesday's Scores Boys Basketball Aurora 53, Chagrin Falls 43 Burton Berkshire 48, Kirtland 33 Chagrin Falls Kenston 51, Painesville Harvey 42 Cin. Madeira 56, Cin. Shroder 53 Cols. Wellington 64, Canal Winchester Harvest Prep 50 Independence 45, Wickliffe 22 Miami Valley Christian Academy 59, Cin. Hillcrest 53 Middlefield Cardinal 68, Thompson Ledgemont 52 N. Bloomfield 41, Ashtabula Sts. John and Paul 23 New Matamoras Frontier 40, Bridgeport 33 Orange 58, Perry 35 Richmond Hts. 63, Cuyahoga Hts. 47 Wednesday's Scores Girls Basketball Akr. Elms 49, Bedford Chanel 25 Akr. Hoban 41, New Philadelphia 38 Akr. Manchester 69, Can. Timken 40 Akr. Springfield 36, Akr. Coventry 30 Atwater Waterloo 60, Mogadore 51 Avon Lake 40, Olmsted Falls 23 Batavia Amelia 52, Cin. Mariemont 45 Bay Village Bay 55, Orange 29 Beachwood 69, Cle. E. Tech 34 Bellaire St. John 49, Linsly, W.Va. 40 Beloit W. Branch 47, Canfield 45 Berlin Hiland 72, Magnolia Sandy Valley 10 Beverly Ft. Frye 49, Zanesville Rosecrans 44 Can. Glenoak 60, Cle. Hts. 53 Carrollton 59, Uhrichsville Claymont 29 Chardon 50, Willoughby S. 46 Cin. Anderson 45, Kings Mills Kings 37 Cin. Colerain 43, Cin. Oak Hills 21 Cin. Deer Park 61, Cin. Clark Montessori 48 Cin. Glen Este 74, Cin. NW 23 Cin. Indian Hill 47, Cin. Wyoming 30 Cin. Mercy 60, Cin. McNicholas 47 Cin. Princeton 68, W. Chester Lakota W. 60 Cin. Seven Hills 46, Cin. Madeira 43 Cin. Sycamore 59, Hamilton 34 Clayton Northmont 42, Beavercreek 39 Cle. Cent. Cath. 70, Cle. Lincoln W. 24 Cle. St. Joseph 67, Warrensville Hts. 18 Cols. DeSales 52, Cols. Brookhaven 32 Crooksville 50, Zanesville Maysville 48 Cuyahoga Falls 47, Parma Hts. Valley Forge 38 Cuyahoga Falls Walsh Jesuit 56, Rocky River 33 Day. Carroll 76, Miamisburg 37 Dover 51, Canal Fulton Northwest 28 Dresden Tri-Valley 59, Philo 38 E. Liverpool 47, Oak Glen, W.Va. 40 Eastlake N. 65, E. Cle. Shaw 48 Elyria 60, N. Royalton 56 Fairfield 69, Middletown 52 Fayetteville-Perry 59, Hillsboro 21 Gates Mills Gilmour 65, Gates Mills Hawken 32 Hamilton Ross 59, Union Co., Ind. 27 Huber Hts. Wayne 54, Springfield 40 Kent Roosevelt 48, Mantua Crestwood 41 Kettering Fairmont 58, Centerville 52 Liberty Twp. Lakota E. 62, Mason 52 London Madison Plains 52, S. Charleston SE 48 Lorain 61, Sandusky 49 Lore City Buckeye Trail 42, Cambridge 39 Lyndhurst Brush 48, Garfield Hts. 36 Marietta 58, Vincent Warren 53 Massillon Jackson 54, Copley 36 Mayfield 57, Lakewood 53 McArthur Vinton County 55, Bainbridge Paint Valley 35 McConnelsville Morgan 51, New Lexington 38 Middleburg Hts. Midpark 68, Amherst Steele 29

Middletown Fenwick 48, Day. Stivers 35 Milford 57, Loveland 28 N. Ridgeville Lake Ridge 65, Cle. Hts. Lutheran E. 10 Navarre Fairless 56, Gnadenhutten Indian Valley 53 New Carlisle Tecumseh 71, Spring. Shawnee 42 Newcomerstown 57, Coshocton 44 Norton 52, Streetsboro 42 Parma Hts. Holy Name 52, Parma Padua 33 Parma Normandy 56, Parma 45 Peninsula Woodridge 52, E. Can. 28 Piketon 62, McDermott Scioto NW 38 Ravenna 64, Mogadore Field 39 Ravenna SE 62, Windham 57 Reedsville Eastern 61, Racine Southern 21 Rocky River Lutheran W. 54, Columbia Station Columbia 50 Shaker Hts. Hathaway Brown 45, Mentor Lake Cath. 41 Solon 89, Mentor 53 Spring. Greenon 47, Spring. NW 21 Springboro 66, Lebanon 35 Stow-Munroe Falls 64, Strongsville 45 Strasburg-Franklin 47, W. Lafayette Ridgewood 41 Sugar Grove Berne Union 46, Cols. Wellington 31 Sugarcreek Garaway 48, Tuscarawas Cent. Cath. 19 Tipp City Tippecanoe 78, Spring. Kenton Ridge 77 Trotwood-Madison 42, Sidney 39 Troy 55, Piqua 24 Twinsburg 65, Hudson 50 Vandalia Butler 56, Greenville 29 Vermilion 57, Lorain Clearview 48 Washington C.H. 64, Chillicothe 38 Westerville S. 41, Westerville N. 33 Westlake 49, Brecksville-Broadview Hts. 41 Wooster Triway 50, Cuyahoga Falls CVCA 45 Youngs. Ursuline 53, Youngs. Boardman 40 Zanesville W. Muskingum 55, New Concord John Glenn 39 Zoarville Tuscarawas Valley 47, Massillon Tuslaw 40

HOCKEY National Hockey League All Times EDT EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA N.Y. Rangers 37 24 9 4 52110 79 Philadelphia 37 22 11 4 48125109 Pittsburgh 38 21 13 4 46121100 New Jersey 39 21 16 2 44106114 N.Y. Islanders37 14 17 6 34 88116 Northeast Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA 36 25 10 1 51129 69 Boston 40 20 15 5 45123135 Ottawa Toronto 39 19 15 5 43125128 39 18 17 4 40104115 Buffalo 40 15 18 7 37106113 Montreal Southeast Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Florida 39 20 12 7 47103107 Washington 38 21 15 2 44114110 39 19 15 5 43107114 Winnipeg Tampa Bay 38 17 18 3 37107129 41 13 21 7 33106139 Carolina WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA 39 24 11 4 52128111 Chicago 39 25 13 1 51128 88 Detroit St. Louis 39 22 12 5 49 99 86 Nashville 39 21 14 4 46105108 Columbus 38 10 23 5 25 93128 Northwest Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Vancouver 40 24 13 3 51131 99 Minnesota 40 21 13 6 48 95 95 41 22 18 1 45110116 Colorado 41 18 18 5 41100114 Calgary Edmonton 39 16 20 3 35107111 Pacific Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Los Angeles 40 19 14 7 45 87 92 35 20 11 4 44102 85 San Jose 38 21 16 1 43104112 Dallas Phoenix 40 19 17 4 42103107 Anaheim 37 10 21 6 26 87124 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. Tuesday's Games N.Y. Islanders 4, Carolina 3, SO Buffalo 4, Edmonton 3 Toronto 7, Tampa Bay 3 Washington 3, Calgary 1 St. Louis 4, Phoenix 1 Detroit 5, Dallas 4 Wednesday's Games Montreal 7, Winnipeg 3 Boston 6, New Jersey 1 Minnesota at Vancouver, 10 p.m. San Jose at Anaheim, 10 p.m. Thursday's Games Calgary at Boston, 7 p.m. Winnipeg at Toronto, 7 p.m. Florida at N.Y. Rangers, 7 p.m. Chicago at Philadelphia, 7 p.m. Tampa Bay at Ottawa, 7:30 p.m. Edmonton at St. Louis, 8 p.m. Dallas at Nashville, 8 p.m. Phoenix at Los Angeles, 10:30 p.m. Columbus at San Jose, 10:30 p.m. Friday's Games Florida at New Jersey, 7 p.m. N.Y. Rangers at Pittsburgh, 7 p.m. Buffalo at Carolina, 7 p.m. Colorado at Chicago, 8:30 p.m. N.Y. Islanders at Anaheim, 10 p.m.

TRANSACTIONS Wednesday's Sports Transactions BASEBALL Major League Baseball MLB_Announced the resignation of executive vice president for baseball operations Joe Torre. American League TAMPA BAY RAYS_Agreed to terms with RHP Fernando Rodney on a oneyear contract. National League CINCINNATI REDS_Agreed to terms with RHP Andrew Brackman on a oneyear contract. PITTSBURGH PIRATES_Named Phil Huttmann and Jamie Brewington professional scouts. Signed LHP Jo-Jo Reyes and RHP Logan Kensing to minor league contracts. FOOTBALL National Football League INDIANAPOLIS COLTS_Fired special teams coordinator Ray Rychleski. Signed OT Mike Tepper, DT Ollie Ogbu and OG Matt Murphy. NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS_Signed WR Britt Davis to the practice squad. Released TE Garrett Mills from the practice squad. TENNESSEE TITANS_Fired secondary coach Marcus Robertson and assistant secondary coach Curtis Fuller. WASHINGTON REDSKINS_Signed the CB Travon Bellamy, QB Jonathan Crompton, RB Tristan Davis and OL Nevin McCaskill.


Gillis re-elected as Tipp mayor