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Warmer temps here to stay Mild weather here through next week BY DAVID FONG Executive Editor

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Those of you who have been enjoying the unseasonably warm temperatures of late are in luck. According to WDTN chief meteorologist Brian Davis, a Troy native, they are here to stay for at

least another week. “It sure feels like spring out there,” Davis said. “All the colder air is staying up north in Canada and Alaska — and there’s no sign that’s going to change, at least in the next week. If you look at the temperatures up in Canada and Alaska, they are getting temperatures in the negative-50s.”

Wednesday’s high temperature reached 60 degrees — just four degrees away from record high of 64 set in 1989. The average temperature for this time of year is 36 degrees, Davis said. As warm as it has felt recently, however, the month of Janurary didn’t set any records — in fact, it

MIAMI COUNTY wasn’t even in the top five. For the month of January, temperatures in the Miami Valley averaged 30.7 degrees. The warmest January in recorded history was 40.4 degrees in 1932. As recently as 2006, the average temperature for January was 39.1 degrees.

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When opposing recruiters brought up Ohio State’s bowl ban and other problems, new Buckeyes coach Urban Meyer fought back. “It was a two-week assault,” Meyer said after signing 25 players in what many experts have termed a class that is top5 in the country. “But instead of waiting for that to come, we went after it. We were extremely pro-active.”

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Inmates write cookbook These women may not have an oven, refrigerator, stove, knife, or even the ability to boil water, but they do have plenty of time on their hands. Decades, in fact. And that, combined with a few (admittedly peculiar) ingredients and a desire to cook despite the odds has resulted in a rather unusual cookbook “From The Big House to Your House,” a collection of 200 recipes by six Texas prison inmates. The women all are serving at least 50 years at the Mountain View Unit of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, all but one of them for murder.

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Erick Detweiler, left, and his brother Matt along with Preston Schaeffer gesture after a robot completed a mission.

Heading to state Robotics team set to put skills to the test BY MELANIE YINGST Staff Writer They’ve spent several long and arduous “nights at the museum,” but the WACO LEGO robotics teams is poised and ready to battle 16 TROY teams in state competition this weekend. The WACO LEGO Robotics team heads to state finals Saturday and Sunday in the annual First LEGO League competition at Wright State University.

Members of WACO Robotics including Trent Kelsey, Matt Detweiler, Preston Schaeffer, Erick Detweiler and Jonathan Liew run through a LEGO course Wednesday at Historic WACO Field in Troy. The team of five local stu- Jonathan Liew, a freshman at dents, ages ranging from 8 to 15 Troy High School. “Things someyears old, designed and pro- times go well or sometimes they gramed a LEGO robot to per- don’t go as planned.” Rookie Trent Kelsey, 8, of form a series of tasks on a prepared course in two-and-half Englewood, said his favorite minutes in the annual competi- part of being on the WACO tion. “It’s really exciting,” said • See STATE on Page 2

As often is the case with neighbors, Health Partners Free Clinic and Upper Valley Medical Center are forging a stronger relationship. The two organizations, located a couple of miles apart along County Road 25-A between Troy and Piqua, have been encouraging an enhanced relationship with the common goal of meeting Miami County residents’ health care needs. UVMC recently contributed $50,000 to Health Partners’ efforts, in addition to $20,000 donated over the two previous years. The hospital also and has encouraged its health care professionals to volunteer for the health clinic. “Our organizations share a mission to provide access to needed health care services in our communities,” said Tom Parker, UVMC president and CEO. “The assistance Health Partners offers makes a real difference in people’s lives and is an important complement to our health care system. We very much value our collaborative relationship with them, especially in this era of health care reform and growing challenges.” UVMC’s support has been and will continue to be of great importance to Health Partners, said Dr. B. Mark Hess, president of the Health Partners Free Clinic Board. “The economic pressures of recent years have both increased the community’s need for our health care services, and at the same time reduced some of the available funds to support our work,” Dr. Hess said. “UVMC’s financial support is timely and greatly appreciated. We look forward to continuing to work together for the benefit of the entire community.” The latest donation from UVMC will go primarily toward operations, said Deb Miller, executive director of Health Partners. “The timing of the donation was so critical for us. It was huge.” Miller said the year 2011 was another busy one for the Health Partners Free Clinic, which was organized in 1998 and

Miami County GOP backs Welbaum Former judge running for court of appeals

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A former Miami County public defender, prosecutor and common pleas court judge received a nod and an endorsement to become the next judge for the 2nd District Court of Appeals, Complete weather the Miami County Republican information on Page 9. Executive Committee announced Monday night. Home Delivery: The county GOP unanimously 335-5634 endorsed Jeffrey M. Welbaum for Classified Advertising: the appeals court position in the (877) 844-8385 upcoming March 6 primary election over his fellow Republican challenger, Austin P. Wildman, an attorney of 41 years who resides in South Charleston. 6 74825 22406 6 Friday Partly cloudy High: 50° Low: 32°

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According to GOP Chairman stated in a press release issued and Miami County Monday night. “I’ve had the pleasure of working Commissioner John with Mr. Welbaum for “Bud” O’Brien, the exec15 years in Miami utive committee heard County and always from Welbaum and found him to be comWildman recently, and mitted to justice and after candidate presenthe rule of law.” tations were made O’Brien also said unanimously voted to Welbaum, a Troy resiendorse Welbaum. dent, has always been “Jeff Welbaum’s “a man of fairness and extensive experience as integrity.” a private attorney, public Welbaum, who has defender, county prose- WELBAUM cutor, chief assistant to Ohio’s practiced law for nearly 35 years, attorney general and 16 years retired from the position as comexperience sitting on our com- mon pleas court judge Aug. 31, mon pleas court bench has him 2010. He was succeeded by Judge positioned to successfully sit on Christopher Gee. Afterward, Welbaum accepted the court of appeals,” O’Brien

TROY a position as the chief of the criminal justice section with the Ohio Attorney General’s Office where he supervises more than 40 attorneys involved in capital litigation, special prosecutions, Habeas Corpus and corrections litigation units. Since 1984, Welbaum was elected three times as the county’s prosecutor and three times as common pleas court judge. The appeals court, which is made up by five judges, decides cases from the jurisdictions of Champaign, Clark, Darke, Greene, Miami and Montgomery counties. The term on the appeals court commences Feb. 9, 2013.

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Dr. Peter Nims, volunteer physician, and Deb Miller, executive director, work at the Health Partners Free Clinic. “UVMC assists Health Partners financially and by encouraging physician volunteers and Health Partners provides medical care for hundreds of patients that other-

wise might end up in the ER or in private physician offices,” Dr. Nims added. “The goal of both organizations is to provide quality medical care to Miami County residents,

and working together helps us both to achieve that goal.” Although it was a busy year, Health Partners did not grow significantly in 2011. That was intentional, to give the organization time to catch its breath and get its infrastructure more organized, Miller said. “The focus on work flow, job descriptions, processes and other day-to-day basics has helped improve efficiency greatly,” she noted. “It will be a lot easier to volunteer here now because we have those things in place. We still have a few things to tweak yet, and more volunteers are always needed.” In addition to nurses and doctors, the clinic needs volunteers to help with tasks such as medical records and registration. The clinic also benefits from the services of students in medical fields and possibly will add pharmacy students to the mix soon, Miller said. Potential volunteers are invited to contact Debbie Danielson at (937) 332-0894, Ext. 210. In addition to volunteers, the clinic always can use financial contributions. More information on Health Partners is available by calling (937) 332-0894. More information on UVMC is available at


State • CONTINUED FROM A1 LEGO Robotics team is the set-up of the course. “You get this whole box of LEGOs and you build, and you rebuild, and build — it’s pretty awesome,” Kelsey said as he helped set up the course Wednesday at the museum. “It’s fun and I just like challenging things like this.” The robotic challenge is just part of the presentations and challenges each team must complete to advance through districts and regional competitions before moving to the state level this weekend. “It went surprising well and we beat out 16 teams at districts,” Liew said, a third year veteran of the team. “You have all the technical aspects and the planning and the building of the robot but that’s just a

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part of the whole competition.” Preston Schaeffer, 11, a student at Wilder Intermediate in Piqua, said he found out about the team at the WACO Museum’s LEGO camp last summer. “I thought I’d join the team and give a shot,”said Schaeffer, adding he’ll join the team again next year. “It was stressful because it’s a friendly competition but you want to do well.” This year’s Lego League challenge is serving up “Food Factor” challenges on top of the Lego robotic course the team must complete. The team chose a problem connected to the food industry and designed a “Cow Wash” to clean or “power wash” dairy cows before they get to the milking parlor. Brothers Matt and Erick Detweiler, both 13, are home-schooled through the School on the Rock program. They both said they enjoyed the challenges of the LEGO League’s problem solving competitions. “It looked fun,” Matt said. Matt joined the team after watching his brother

The kids have a lot of freedom and they must really think about the best way to complete these challenges in the most efficient way. They are also able to stick with it — it’s not easy — Blair Jackson

Erick compete last year. “It’s a good experience,” Erick said. Erick also made a “stop-motion” movie animating a LEGO cow going through three different scenarios of how a “cow wash” could work in real life. “I animated and everybody helped,” Erick said. The “Cow Wash” video is part of the team’s presentation and helps “advertise” the “product” to the team of judges. The video can be viewed on the Tipp City’s public access channel KITTV. The team performs a skit that incorporates the “Cow Wash” video as part of their winning presentation. The team has been practicing, modifying and building its robot, along with several presentations since October at the the Historic WACO Field Museum, located at 1865 S. County Road 25-A, Troy.

It is one of two teams sponsored by the museum. The team is coached by Blair Jackson, a mechanical engineer employed at B.F. Goodrich Corp. and Phil Detweiler, an electrical engineer at the University of Dayton Research Institute. “It’s great to see kids work as a team and problem solve together,” Detweiler said. “You really learn problem solving skills just like the real work, except with toys.” “The kids have a lot of freedom and they must really think about the best way to complete these challenges in the most efficient way,” Jackson said. “They are also able to stick with it — it’s not easy.” The students compete Saturday and Sunday at Wright State University versus 16 teams from throughout the state of Ohio.

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• CONTINUED FROM A1 By the time the current warming trend ends next week, Davis said, winter should just about be wrapping up. “In the meteoroligical calandar, we look at the winter months as December, January and February, with the meteorlogical spring beginning March 1,” Davis said. “So these current temperatures a r e really going to last through DAVIS t h e heart of the winter into the next week. Statistically speaking, you started to see a huge upward warming trend from March on through the summer.” Davis warned, however, winter could still get one final blast in before it’s all said and done. “We’ve seen it happen before, where there’s a mild spell and then winter can still deliver a couple of shots,” he said. “Just because it’s warmer now doesn’t mean it still couldn’t get cold again a few more times before it’s all over.”



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served 400 clients in 1999. It moved to its new home — the Paul G. Duke Health Center — in 2008. Last year, the clinic worked with 1,200 individuals and provided more than 18,000 medications to county residents. The clinic now offers about 38 hours a week of scheduled patient times, including nursing visits. “We do a lot of nursing education and follow up, especially for those who come in as walk-ins,” said Miller. “She explained that patients are given needed medications at the initial visit and asked to come back to see a nurse who will work with them on their ongoing health issues such as high blood pressure and diabetes. While the number one diagnosis at Health Partners a couple of years ago was depression, hypertension and diabetes have returned to the top of the most commonly seen diagnosis list. Dr. Peter Nims of Troy has volunteered at Health Partners since retiring from his psychiatric practice in 2008. He is a member of both the Health Partners and the UVMC boards of directors. “I find working with the patients and staff very rewarding,” he said.




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scrambled eggs, and a standard breakfast without pancakes also will be available. Children’s portions also are served. Contact the church office at (937) 676-3193 for more information. • SUGARBUSH WALK: A sugarbush walks will start at 2:30 p.m. from the Aullwood Farm Building. Experience the sap flow and discover the wonder of food making in green plants during the walk to the sugar house to observe the boiling of sap and drawing off of warm maple syrup.

• WLC EVENT: Cris Peterson, director of the Go Red for Women Community Campaign of the American Heart Association will be Calendar the Womens Leadership Connection’s February CONTACT US luncheon guest speaker from noon to 1 p.m. at The Crystal Room, 845 W. Market St., Troy. Lunch Call Melody will be $10 for chamber Vallieu at members and $12.50 for 440-5265 to non-members. To make a reservation, call 339-8769. list your free • SENIOR LUNCHcalendar EON: AB Graham SUNDAY items.You Memorial Center, 8025 E U.S. Route 36 Conover, can send • OPEN HOUSE: Troy will offer its senior lunchyour news by e-mail to Christian Schools will offer eon. The program will an open house from 1:30ture Amie Tennant, 3:30 p.m. at 700 South genealogist, on “Writing Dorset Road (junior high Your Personal History.” and high school) and 1568 The program will begin at 11 a.m. and lunch will served at noon. Call McKaig Ave. (Early Childhood Education Center and kindergarten through sixth). (937) 368-3700 for pricing and reservaTeachers and staff will be on hand to tions. All ages are invited to attend. • SUPER BOWL PARTY: An early bird answer questions. Refreshments will be served at the open house. Registration Super Bowl party will be from 3-5 p.m. at information will be available. For more the Troy Rec, 11 N. Market St., Troy. information, call the school office at 339Students in sixth through 12th grade can 5692. wear their favorite team gear and play • JAM SESSION: American Legion touch football, trivia, food and prize drawPost No. 586, 377 N. 3rd St., Tipp City, ings. will offer an open-mike jam session at 2 • DISCOVERY WALK: A morning discovery walk for adults will be offered from p.m. The host band will be Rum River Blend. Refreshments will be available. 8-9:30 a.m. at Aullwood Audubon Center, There will an open mike jam. For more 1000 Aullwood Road, Dayton. Tom Hissong, education coordinator, will guide information, call (937) 667-1995. • OPEN HOUSE: First Kids Christian walkers as they experience the seasonal Cooperative Preschool will offer a comchanges taking place. Bring binoculars. munity open house from noon to 2 p.m. at • HAWKS AND OWLS: An Ohio’s First United Methodist Church, 110 W. Hawks and Owls Workshop will be from Franklin St., Troy. Registration will be 7-9:30 p.m. at Aullwood Audubon Center, accepted for the 2012/2013 toddler, preDayton. Adults and teens will learn about school and pre-kindergarten programs. identification and natural history of birds • BREAKFAST SET: Made-to-order of prey, examine specimens and meet breakfast will be offered at the Pleasant Aullwood’s red-tailed hawk. Hands-on Hill VFW Post No. 6557, 7578 W. Fenner activities include dissecting an owl pellet Road, Ludlow Falls, from 8-11 a.m. and a field trip to Killdeer Plains Wildlife Everything is a la carte. Area from 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Feb. 4. • MEET THE SNAKE: The black rat Class fee is $85 for non-members. Presnake, one of the most common, yet registration required. Call Aullwood at rarely seen, snakes in Ohio, will be fea(937) 890-7360. tured from 2-3:30 p.m. at Brukner Nature Center. Come and learn more about FRIDAY Ohio’s longest snake and get the chance to discover one up close. This event is • CHICKEN FRY: The Pleasant Hill free and open to the public. VFW Post No. 6557, 7578 W. Fenner • BREAKFAST SET: Boy Scout Troop Road, Ludlow Falls, will offer a three586, 377 N. 3rd St., Tipp City, will offer an piece chicken dinner with french fries and all-you-can-eat breakfast for $6 from 9 coleslaw for $7 from 6-8 p.m. Chicken liva.m. to noon. Items available will include ers also will be available. eggs your way, toast, bacon, sausage, • VALENTINE’S DANCE: A fatherhome fries, pancakes, waffles, sausage daughter (or father figure/daughter figure) gravy and biscuits, fruit, juice and cinnaValentine’s dance will be offered from mon rolls. 6:30-9 p.m. at First Place Christian Center, • MARRIAGE SEMINAR: Join Jimmy 16 W. Franklin St., Troy, to benefit Family and Karen Evans for their “Marriage On Connection of Miami County. The Rock” seminar recorded live via Refreshments and door prizes will be online broadcast at First Place Christian offered. Tickets are $30 per family for a Center in Troy from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. father and one or more daughters. For Purchase tickets at First United Methodist tickets, call 339-4447. Church, 110 W Franklin St., for $35 per • FRESHMEN DANCE: A Valentine’s couple. Dance for freshmen only will be from • SPEAKER SERIES: Aullwood’s 7:30-10 a.m. at the Troy Rec, 11 N. Market Education Coordinator, Tom Hissong, will St., Troy. Admission will be $3, but will be present “A World of Birds,” at 2:30 p.m. at half price for members or those who wear Aullwood, 1000 Aullwood Road, Dayton. red, pink or white. A disc jockey will play He will present a program about his expemusic and games, Valentine’s card making riences with his top 25 favorite birds. and snacks will be available. • FRIDAY DINNER: The Covington MONDAY VFW Post No. 4235, 173 N. High St., Covington, will offer dinner from 5-8 p.m. • SPECIAL MEETING: There will be a For more information, call 753-1108. special meeting of the Tipp City Exempted • RIB DINNER: The American Legion Post No. 586, 377 N. 3rd St., Tipp City, will Village Schools Board of Education at 6 p.m. at the L. T. Ball Cafeteria, 575 N. present St. Louis-style barbecue ribs, baked potato, salad, dessert, roll and but- Hyatt St., Tipp City. 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SATURDAY • SHARE-A-MEAL: First United Church of Christ’s Share-A-Meal will be from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the church, corner of South Market and Canal streets, Troy. The meal will feature goulash with bread and butter, applesauce, cookies and beverages. Share-A-Meal is a program to reach out to the community by providing nourishing meals to anyone wishing to participate while giving an opportunity to socialize with others in the community. Use the Canal Street entrance where the church is handicapped accessible. • PRAYER BREAKFAST: The Troy Men’s Community Prayer Breakfast will be offered at 7:30 a.m. at St. James Community Church, 702 Sherman Ave., Troy, next to the Lincoln Center. • SPAGHETTI DINNER: Troy Post No. 43 Baseball will offer an all-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner will be offered from 37:30 p.m. at 622 S. Market St., Troy. The meal also will include a salad bar, drink and dessert. Meals will be $6.75 for adults and $4 for children 12 and younger. All proceeds will benefit the Troy American Legion baseball. • BASEBALL REGISTRATIONS: Troy Junior Baseball will hold registrations from 9 a.m. to noon at Extra Innings, 958 S. Dorset Road, Troy. For more information, call (937) 554-8242. • BREAKFAST SET: The Pleasant Hill United Church of Christ, one block west of the intersection of State Route 48 and State Route 718, will hold its monthly allyou-can-eat pancake breakfast from 7:3011 a.m. The cost is $4 for the standard adult breakfast of pancakes, sausage, juice, and coffee, tea or milk. A deluxe breakfast is available for $5 and includes


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Flight Dayton will bring an American flag that was donated by a family of a deceased veteran. However, if you have a For the Troy Daily News specific flag available that you would like them to use instead of the donated flag, As part of every trip that Honor that also will be taken under consideraFlight Dayton takes, accompanying World War II, Korean War and terminal- tion. The personal flag would be returned ly-ill Vietnam veterans to Washington, shortly after the organization’s return D.C., the organization also honors those deceased veterans who will never be able from the trip. The American flag and the deceased veteran’s picture will be photo see their memorials. tographed at the World War II Memorial, Volunteers accomplish this while at the memorials by conducting a ceremony the Korean War Memorial or the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, capturing that is referred to as “Flags of Our Heroes.” It is the organization’s desire to the event. Subsequent to the trip, the family will show the respect so richly deserved to receive an 8x10 color photo, along with a the deceased World War II, Korean War certificate from Honor Flight Dayton and Vietnam War Veterans who never had the opportunity to visit their memo- honoring your veteran. The 5x7 photo taken to Washington, D.C., also will be rials and to the families of those veterreturned to the family after the trip. ans. There is no charge for any of this. For those who would like to particiIf you are interested in participating pate in this endeavor, Honor Flight Dayton requests a 5x7 photo of the veter- or for more information, contact Honor an, preferably of the veteran while in the Flight Dayton at or by phone at (937) 322-4448. service. As part of the ceremony, Honor

Mayor’s prayer breakfast planned Coffee House in Troy and seating is limited. Reservations at $8 per person may be made by The speaker for this year’s breakfast is the Rev. calling (937) 573-6150 or Dr. Charles Carnes, pastor 335-6397 or emailing penof the Apostolic Church of or The 32nd annual Troy Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast Jesus Christ in Troy. The title of his message Reservations must be will be at 8 a.m. March 3 made by Feb. 18. is “The Greatest Love.” at First Place Christian This event is chaired by Center, 16 W. Franklin St., Only 100 tickets will be Tami Baird-Ganley, Penny sold. Troy. and Jack Hoekstra and The breakfast will be Breakfast will be Steve and Marty Baker. catered by NightSky served at 8 a.m.

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WEDNESDAY • BOARD MEETING: The Newton Local Board of Education will hold its regular meeting for the month at 7 p.m. in the Newton School Board of Education Room. • PSEOP MEETING: Miami East High School will hold a Post Secondary Options meeting at 7 p.m. Students wanting to take courses through this program must attend this meeting. Admissions representatives from Edison will be present to go over guidelines, qualifications and procedures. For more information, call the high school guidance office at 335-7070. • 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. Tom Nichols of the Dayton Dragons will speak. For more information, contact Kim Riber, vice president, at (937) 974-0410.

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Try this delicious apple dump cake recipe Last Monday it was rainy and warm and now this week we have snow and cold again. Kevin, 6, is home from school today. He has been running a fever since yesterday morning. It is not a high fever but just enough to make him feel miserable at times. He also has a cough and stuffy nose but otherwise no other big symptoms. Everybody else is the family seems OK so far. Daughters Verena and Loretta stayed home from church services yesterday to take care of Kevin. On our way home from church it was snowing so hard we could barely see where we were going. The snow stuck to the buggy windshield so every once in awhile we’d have to stop and open the window to reach out and brush off the snow. This still beats driving in an open buggy, though, like we used in Indiana before we moved here to Michigan. Some people have windshield wipers on their buggies but the wipers have to be flipped back

of the attention from us and he was like medicine for Kevin. Kevin was looking out in the window when we came home. When he saw we brought Steven with us he started jumping up and down with excitement. Daughters Verena, 14, and Lovina, 7, played Aggravation with Steven and Kevin. It was so cute to see Steven act so Lovina Eicher grown-up while playing. Troy Daily News Guest Jacob and Emma arrived Columnist around 5 p.m. to pick him up and to have supper. Joe had grilled 20 pounds of and forth by hand by turning a chicken which was more than knob on the inside. As fast as enough. this snow was coming down it It was put to use in today’s would have been hard to keep lunches for whoever wanted up. chicken. The horses have a special Joe said he will take the leftshoe that gives them a good grip over macaroni and cheese but on snow and ice but the buggy he does not want chicken. He slides back and forth on ice would much rather have macaespecially going around corners. roni and cheese or soup or We brought Jacob and something like it than meat in Emma’s son, Steven, age 4, his lunch. home with us from church. We On the menu for Sunday suptold Jacob and Emma to come per besides barbecued chicken for supper later on. was mashed potatoes, gravy, Steven sure felt proud for all macaroni and cheese, corn,


bread and butter, onion slices, hot peppers, ice cream and chocolate cake. Emma brought the cake. The roads were really icy and we weren’t sure whether there would be school today but there is. Kevin doesn’t want to let the fever keep him down. After he has medicine and his fever goes down he says “Mama I am better.” I told him “your forehead still feels warm.” So he comes back with his hair damp and says “now feel my forehead.” He has been in the bathroom holding a cold washcloth to his forehead. He asked if he could take his temperature by himself and he said “the score is 100.” We have a huge laundry waiting to be washed. Daughter Elizabeth is starting so I best go help her. Susan is washing the dishes and going to mop the floors while we do laundry while also keeping an eye out for Kevin, who keeps going even with a fever. Kevin told me yesterday when we came home from

church he said “Mom, I think Susan really cares for me because she told Verena and Loretta to keep an eye out for Kevin while we are at church.” Needless to say he is keeping us entertained even though he is running a fever. I will share the apple dump cake recipe that Verena made at school and now makes for us here at home. APPLE DUMP CAKE 4 cups peeled and sliced apples or 2 pints of canned apples 4 teaspoons cinnamon 3 /4 cup brown sugar 1 box of white cake mix 1 /4 cup butter Grease a 9 X 13 inch cake pan. Mix cinnamon and apples in a bowl and then spread evenly out in a cake pan. Layer the cake mix on top of the apples. Melt butter and drizzle over the cake mix evenly. Then sprinkle the brown sugar on top. Bake at 350 for 20 to 30 minutes or until apples are tender. Cake mix will still appear white.

Shedding light on kitchen culture behind prison bars ping implement. And tuna and mackerel can be made into great-tasting nachos. “I know it sounds disgusting,” said Celeste Johnson, 49, one of the authors. “But I love tuna nachos. And I’ve got so many people here converted to it.” The book was produced with the help of Johnson’s mother, who typed the recipes and submitted the manuscript on the women’s behalf to The Justice Institute, a Seattle group that works with convicts who maintain their innocence. The group published the book and now sells it online. The book puts into print a long tradition of the joy of cooking behind bars, where generations of Martha Stewart wannabes have concocted legal and illegal brews and stews with a variety of success and failure. And inmate cooking is not confined to women’s prisons. Former Texas corrections officer Jim Willett remembers his days working in a men’s unit, walk-

ing through a cell block and getting whiffs of simmering foods. “You knew when there were certain foods cooking, just like being in your house,” says Willett, now director of the Texas Prison Museum. “It would make you want to stop and join them, but that’s not legal. “Something like a Frito pie they’re certainly not going to get in the chow hall.” The reality of prison cooking is a bit different from “GoodFellas,” the 1990 movie that shows mobsters delicately slicing garlic with a razor blade as they prepare a gourmet Italian dinner for themselves while serving time. And it isn’t always pretty. Inmates tend to be creative in the “kitchen.” In the past, some have been known to fashion metal plates into skillets that get heated in toilets filled with burning toilet paper. Or to transform tooth paste tubes into spoons and turn fruit into prison “wine.” In 2009, a Washington


Ceyma Bina talks from behind the glass in the visitors area of the Mountain View Unit of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice Jan. 10, in Gatesville, Texas. Bina is one of six women convicts, all with sentences in excess of 50 years, who have written and published a cookbook of recipes using items available in the prison commissary. state prison inmate’s attempt to warm sausages in his cell’s stainless steel commode didn’t work as hoped. Smoke from the prisoner’s makeshift oven went through a sewer pipe vent and officials evacuated the lockup for what they feared was a fire. The inmate became known as the “toilet chef.” More typical was the experience of Martha Stewart, the homemaking pro who was said to have dabbled in microwave cooking while locked up a few years ago in a federal prison in West Virginia while serving time for obstruction of justice and lying to the government. At least she had a microwave, which Federal

Bureau of Prisons spokesman Chris Burke said is available to many federal inmates, though they are prohibited from cooking in their cells. The Texas women who, in compliance with regulations prohibiting them from profiting from a business while behind bars, are donating proceeds from the book to their publisher, only have their “hot pot,” a coffee pot-like instrument that warms water, but can’t boil it (boiled liquid could become a weapon). Ingredients also are limited mostly to what can be purchased from the prison commissary. They can forget about real milk they get powder or real



GATESVILLE, Texas (AP) — These women may not have an oven, refrigerator, stove, knife, or even the ability to boil water, but they do have plenty of time on their hands. Decades, in fact. And that, combined with a few (admittedly peculiar) ingredients and a desire to cook despite the odds has resulted in a rather unusual cookbook “From The Big House to Your House,” a collection of 200 recipes by six Texas prison inmates. The women all are serving at least 50 years at the Mountain View Unit of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, all but one of them for murder. And a hankering for foods they enjoyed on the outside prompted them to get creative on the inside. For example, they’ve found that an empty potato chip bag works for cooking in a quart-size electric warming pot, their only source of heat for cooking. A plastic ID card similar to a credit card makes an acceptable cutting or chop-

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butter, as well as most individual seasonings. Garlic? They squeeze that from garlic vitamin tablets. “It looks kind of gross,” Johnson says. “But it works. You’d be surprised.” Looking for alternatives to meals served in the chow hall, the Texas women began pooling their commissary food purchases and wrote down their discoveries, such as rehydrating potato chips in their warming pot. The resulting mush became a “baked potato.” “I don’t know if we’ve been away too long, but it does taste like a real baked potato,” says Johnson, who’s been in prison for nine years and won’t become eligible for parole from her life sentence until 2042. Prison historian Mitch Roth said cooking is a way for inmates to “access their former lives to a certain extent,” and to humanize the often dehumanizing prison experience. Not every recipe the Texas women tried was a winner. Ceyma Bina, one of the co-authors who has served six years of a 50year sentence for a slaying in Houston, winced as she described making ravioli from ramen noodles and salsa. And Johnson said rehydrated onion-flavored potato chips “turned like rubber.” Bina and the others who worked on “From The Big House to Your House,” say in the book’s preface they were confident readers on the other side of the bars would “enjoy the liberty found in creating a home-felt comfort during unfortunate times.” “It shows people how we survive in here,” Bina said.


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couldn’t you have spared a minute to at least remove her from the road, or knock on our door so that we could have moved her so that she was not splattered all over the road? I know she should not have been on the road, but she didn’t know that. You could have had the decency to move her. Was

your time so important that you could not do that simple humane task for an injured animal? Didn’t you ever think that she belonged to someone who loved her? I hope you had a nice day today.


“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.” — First Amendment, U.S. Constitution

EDITORIAL ROUNDUP Minot (N.D.) Daily News on the Keystone XL pipeline: President Barack Obama’s recent rejection of the permit for the Keystone XL pipeline from Canada to Texas certainly won’t be the last word on the project, and even Democrats are supporting the pipeline’s eventual approval. Obama rejected the 1,700-mile pipeline that would carry tar sands oil from Alberta, Canada, through parts of six states en route to refineries on the Texas Gulf Coast because there was not enough time to complete a needed environmental review of changes made to the project’s route. TransCanada Corp. is making changes to the route to avoid environmentally sensitive areas in Nebraska, but the proposed changes have not been presented yet. It’s easy to say, but politics should be set aside in this discussion. The Obama administration is seeking to put off a final decision until after the November election, a time frame that is unacceptable, while Republicans As I are upset about Obama postponing thousands of good-paying construction jobs. See It We hope everyone realizes that the pipeline ■ The Troy is in the country’s best interest. Daily News welcomes Let’s let the company resubmit the changes, columns from do the environmental study as quickly as posour readers. To sible, and get this project back on track before submit an “As I the November election. See It” send The Telegraph, London, on Iran: your type-writThe decision by European Union foreign ten column to: ministers to implement a wide-ranging oil ■ “As I See It” embargo against Iran represents a welcome c/o Troy Daily show of unity by an organization that, in the News, 224 S. past, has been deeply divided on the fraught Market St., issue of Tehran’s nuclear program. Troy, OH 45373 While countries such as Britain and France ■ You can also e-mail us at have taken a robust approach, others — such editorial@tdnpu as Germany, which has extensive trading ties with the ayatollahs’ regime — have been more ■ Please inclined to give them the benefit of the doubt. include your full Consequently, the Iranians have concluded name and telethat Europe is not serious about preventing phone number. them from achieving their nuclear goals, and have pressed ahead with their quest for the means to make an atomic bomb. Now, the Iranians can be under no such illusions. All 27 EU member states have agreed to implement an immediate ban on all new oil contracts, while existing contracts will end in July. The sanctions will undoubtedly add to Iran’s deepening economic woes, which have seen the rial, the national currency, plummet by more than 20 percent in recent weeks. The ayatollahs need to understand that if they persist with the illegal enrichment of uranium, their country will pay a heavy price. And if they have any desire to resolve this decade-old crisis by peaceful means, they could make a start by co-operating fully with the team of nuclear experts from the International Atomic Energy Agency when they travel to Iran at the end of this month. The EU’s decision to impose sanctions was, in part, a response to the IAEA’s declaration last November that Iran had carried out tests “relevant to the development of a nuclear explosive device.” If Iran wants the sanctions lifted, then the onus is on its leaders to comply with the relevant United Nations resolutions, and to prove to the world that their nuclear intentions are entirely peaceful.


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How to have fun while watching the Super Bowl I’m guessing there are some of you out there who couldn’t possibly care less about Sunday’s Super Bowl. You don’t know a Tom Brady from a Marsha Brady and you don’t really care who Eli Manning’s daddy and brother are. You likely would just as soon get the whole thing over with so everyone will quit talking about it and you can on with the rest of your life. You’re probably also a Cleveland Browns fan. Or a Communist. Or both. In any event, this column is for you. For while everyone else is loading up chips and dips and various beverages, you will be counting the minutes until the next set of commercials. But that’s OK — I’m right there with you. I don’t have a particularly vested interest in either the New England Patriots or the New York Giants, so I’ll be looking for ways to amuse myself during the “big” game as well. Here are a few tips I have for keeping my sanity during the national holiday that is Super Bowl Sunday. • Create a rooting interest: OK, so I may not care about the

David Fong Troy Daily News Executive Editor Patriots or the Giants, so I find a way to align myself with either team. For you, it could be something as simple as what team has the best uniforms or what city serves the best slice of pizza. For me, it comes down to one thing — which team has the most Ohio State players or the fewest Michigan players. This year, the Patriots have no former Buckeyes and three former Wolverines — including their star player, quarterback Tom Brady. The Giants, on the other hand, have two former Michigan players — but also have two former Ohio State players on its roster. With that in mind, I have far more to gain by watching the Giants win the Super Bowl — go

— Barbara Lynch Troy

Giants! • Wager heavily: Fortunately, you don’t have to actually know anything about football to wager on the Super Bowl. There are a number of websites out there — most notably,, that allow prospective gamblers to wager on the Super Bowl without actually having to place a Super Bowl bet. For instance, the website allows you to wager on whether Kelly Clarkson will forget at least one word during the “National Anthem” (2.5:1 she will), whether Madonna will be wearing fishnet stockings during the halftime show (odds are even she will be) and who the Super Bowl MVP will thank first (teammates are at 5:4; coach is at 12:1; family is at 15:2; God is at 4:1 and nobody is at 5:2). Sporting events are always a little more fun when you are wagering. Just ask anyone in Las Vegas. • Super Bowl Bingo: Fill out bingo cards with things that you know are going to happen during this year’s Super Bowl. For instance, every time they show a replay of David Tyree’s catch in

the 2007 Super Bowl, fill up a bingo square. Any time they mention Peyton Manning’s next in any capacity, fill a square. Any time there’s a Budweiser commercial, fill a square. Offer a prize to the person who fills their card first. • Play ‘Couch Commando’: Here’s a fun little game that will no doubt endear you to the hardcore football fans you are watching the game with. As soon as the game begins, make sure no one is looking and steal the television remote control. Hold onto it until a crucial play late in the game. Then change the station, preferably to the Lifetime Channel. Pretend like you don’t know what happened or who did it. Watch the hilarity ensue. Of course, there are plenty of other things you could probably do to keep yourself busy during Super Bowl Sunday. Most of them would probably beat actually watching the game.

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DARRELL L. FREE PIQUA — Darrell L. Free, 63, of Piqua, passed away Sunday, Jan. 29, 2012 at his residence. He was born July 3, 1948, in Piqua, to the late Elden and Emmajean (Sirch) Free. He is survived by his daughter, Meka, of Piqua, two sons, Darrell A. (Andy) of Troy and Alex of Piqua; six grandchildren; two brothers, Delbert Free of Piqua and Danny Free of Sidney. Darrell was preceded in death FREE by his two sisters, Darlene Paldino and Diane Banks. Darrell was a graduate of Piqua Central High in 1966, served in the U.S. Navy from 1966-1970, and retired from


the city of Piqua as a wastewater facility supervisor in 2000. He was an avid race fan, master builder of model ships, and generally enjoyed retirement. A celebration of life ceremony will be held at VFW Post 4874, Piqua at 1 p.m. Saturday with a military send off at 2 p.m. Celebrants are asked to bring any copies of photos they may have of Darrell to share. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Veterans to D.C., P.O. Box 569, Piqua, OH 45356.

MARY VIRGINIA STANG TROY — Mary Virginia Stang, loving wife and mother, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2012, at Koester Pavilion, Troy. She was born Oct. 28, 1923, in Troy to the late Alfred Charles and Lena (Berchtold) Bretland. She is survived by her son, David Stang of Columbus, Ohio. She was a 1941 graduate of Troy High School. During World War II, she worked at Waco Aircraft in Troy where STANG she met her first husband, Army Pilot, A.L. Riggs. After the war, they set up and ran a flying school at Brown Airport in Tulsa, Okla. Virginia returned to Troy in the early 50’s and worked for BF Goodrich. There she met Fred K. Stang and they married in May of 1953. Fred and Virginia had many good friends whom they met through the Goodrich Bowling and Golf Leagues. In 1967, she began working for Troy High School in the dean’s office. Many former THS students remember her fond-

ly as the attendance officer who gave out detentions but was always fair and treated students with friendliness and respect. She also enjoyed working with her student helpers. In addition to her parents, Virginia was preceded in death by her husbands, A.L. Riggs and Fred Stang; one son, Alfred Riggs; four sisters, Alice Fogle, Catherine Coble, Florence “Dodie” Hilbert and Elsie Barr; and two brothers, Lawrence and Robert Bretland. A graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 3, at Riverside Cemetery, Troy. Friends may call from noon to 1:45 p.m. on Friday at the funeral home. A celebration of her life will be at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to the Jeff Warner Scholarship Fund in care of the Troy Foundation, 216 West Franklin Street, Troy, OH 45373. Friends may express condolences to the family through

Honda announces $98M investment in Anna plant BY RACHEL LLOYD

ROY WOOLRIDGE BRADFORD — Roy Woolridge, 101, of Bradford, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2012, at Upper Valley Medical Center. Roy was born in Grayson County, Ky., on Jan. 22, 1911, to the late Robert and Rachel A. (Miller) Wooldridge. He was a U.S. Navy Pearl Harbor veteran, serving during World War II; was a Navy Band Master; retired as a transportation officer with WPAFB with 27 years of service; retired musician with 26 years of service; a member of the F & AM Bradford Masonic Lodge and member of Order of Eastern Stars. Roy is survived by his wife of 63 years, Verna Mae (Hobbs) Woolridge; two daughters, Joyce A. and Archie Koogler of Covington, Janice and Jack Neff of

Greenville; son, Edman and Barbara Ann Woolridge of Norfolk, Va.; seven grandchildren, Julie Koogler and Trent Hornbacker of Ridgeville, Ind., Dean and Renzen Neff of Greenville, Jeri and Mark Sweitzer of Piqua, Jodi and Jimmy Besecker of Greenville, Keith and Diane Woolridge of Norfolk, Va., Bruce and Teresa Woolridge of Chesapeake, Va., Steve and Angie Woolridge of Charleston, S.C.; seven great-grandchildren, Markie Sweitzer, Jade and Jimmy Besecker, Heather Woolridge, Dangelo, Peyton and Riley Woolridge; and other relatives and friends. There will be no public services. Condolences may be sent to the family at

BEVERLY ANN QUINN NEW CARLISLE — Beverly Ann (nee Tillman) Quinn, 75, died Monday, Jan. 30, 2012. She was born July 5, 1936, in Troy, Ohio. Bev had been a resident of New Carlisle since 1967. She was preceded in death by her parents, Betty and Jerry Tillman; and her husband, the Rev. Joe E. Quinn. Bev is survived by her daughter, Mary Quinn of New Carlisle; and her son, Ed Quinn of Springfield. She was a graduate of Troy High School and Maryville College in Tennessee, and a lifelong Presbyterian. She was many things, but most of all she was an educator. Her career was that of a social worker in children’s protective services as well as director of four different child care centers, and was a lay pastor. Most of all, known for her active volunteer work including 22 years on the Tecumseh

School Board, member of Tecumseh Education Foundation, Project Woman, Presbyterian Women’s Association, and was on the Mental Health Board for Clark, Greene and Madison counties. Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 3, at the Trostel, Chapman, Dunbar & Fraley Funeral Home in New Carlisle. There will be a graveside service at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 4, at the New Carlisle Cemetery. A memorial and celebration of life will take place at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 4, in the Honey Creek Presbyterian Church. In lieu of flowers, gifts may be made to Honey Creek Presbyterian Church, care of Bev Quinn Memorial, 212 W. Jefferson St., New Carlisle, OH 45344. You may express condolences and read the full obituary at



Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor speaks of the continuing strong partnership between Honda and the state of Ohio Wednesday morning at the Anna Engine Plant. Area business and community leaders gathered to hear the announcement of a $98 million investment the company will be making in the Anna plant. Also shown is a new 2.4-liter direct injection engine, which will be one of the new engines to be produced at the Anna plant.

ANNA to manufacturing in this state,” Iwata said. Honda has been a member of the Ohio business community since it opened its doors of the motorcycle plant in Marysville in 1979. That plant, followed by the Marysville auto plant opening in 1982 as well as an abundance of parts suppliers following in their wake, kindled a resurgence in Ohio manufacturing jobs after a period of widespread decline. “I know most companies see 30 years of manufacturing as a long time,” Iwata said. “We see things differently. This is just the beginning.” Taylor spoke on behalf of the state to say she was “pleased to continue that heritage of a great strong partnership” between Ohio and Honda. Including this latest project, Honda has invested a total of around $8 billion in the state of Ohio, with more than half a billion announced since November. The company employs more than 13,500 workers in the state of Ohio, including about 2,400 at the Anna Engine Plant and about 1,000 at Honda Transmission Manufacturing in Russells Point. The new powertrain line-up signals a rebound for the company that struggled to stay strong through a challenging time. “(2011) probably was

the most difficult year in our history,” said John Spoltman, plant manager of the Anna Engine Plant. Production was hit hard by not only the same economic difficulties facing the broader community, but also the aftermath of the devastating Tohoku earthquake and tsunami in March, which severed supply lines of vital component parts for several months. Spoltman admitted that being the manager of the plant asked to produce “three completely new engines in two years” was stressful but he was “extremely excited” to be a part of the “Earth Dreams” initiative. On display at the event, along with several new component parts, was the first of the new engines — a 2.4-liter direct injection engine — to be produced at the Anna plant. After the announcement, Shelby County Commissioner Jack Toomey shared his enthusiasm at the prospects for the county. “I’m excited,” Toomey said. “Any time you come to the Honda plant it’s always good news. We are so pleased to have them here as corporate citizens.” The company is the largest employer in the county. “I’m pleased to congratulate them on their past successes and all their future success,” Toomey said. “They have contributed millions to the Shelby County economy.”

TROY — KateLee Ember Seyfried, daughter to Mark David and Stacy Nicole Seyfried of Troy, Ohio, became an angel in heaven Jan. 26, 2012. In addition to her parents, KateLee is survived by her sisters, Sierra Bailey of London, Ohio, and Rachel Bailey, Lauren Bailey, KymberLee Seyfried and EmmaLee Seyfried, all of Troy; maternal grandparents, John Tomlin of Huntington, W.Va., and Cheryl Tomlin of Springfield; paternal grandparents, Eugene and Patsy Seyfried of Cincinnati; maternal uncle,

John Tomlin Jr. of Springfield; paternal uncles and aunts, Tim and Kelly Seyfried and Glenn and Marci Seyfried, all of Cincinnati, and Keith and Tara Seyfried of Chattanooga, Tenn.; and numerous extended family members. The family will receive friends from noon to 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 3, at Baird Funeral Home, Troy. Interment will follow at Riverside Cemetery, Troy. Friends may express condolences to the family through

FUNERAL DIRECTORY • Lowell ‘Pete’ Berry PIQUA — Lowell “Pete” Berry, 79, of 1345 Covington Ave., Piqua, died at 7:58 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 29, 2012, at

Heartland of Piqua Nursing Home. Private services are being provided to his family through the Jamieson & Yannucci Funeral Home.

Man pleads no contest in tire iron attack BY WILL E SANDERS Ohio Community Media


A Ludlow Falls man who brought a tire iron to a crowbar fight after awakening from a drug-induced episode in West Milton in early November entered a plea of no contest to amended charges in common pleas court Monday. Alexander T. Taylor, 22, was originally charged with felonious assault, a second-degree felony, but entered the plea and was found guilty of the lesser charge of attempted aggravated assault as a part of a plea agreement. TAYLOR At the hearing, Taylor waived a grand jury’s consideration of his charge and pleaded to the fifthdegree felony. He will be sentenced for on March 12. Taylor faces up to a year in prison. Taylor was scheduled for a presentence investigation prior to that court sentencing and remains out of jail on a

recognizance bond, which the judge continued after the hearing. Authorities say that on Nov. 2 Taylor awoke from a residence located at 72 Hawthorne Drive in West Milton during what court documents describe as “a heroin overdose” and had also taken illegal prescription drugs. Police reports suggest Taylor was “extremely upset” with a male acquaintance he knew and the two began fighting. The acquaintance reportedly had a crowbar and Taylor retrieved a tire iron from a vehicle and later attacked the man with the tire iron and caused physical harm to the victim, reports also indicate. Taylor later attempted to flee the scene but was eventually apprehended by authorities.

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Honda officials announced a $98-million investment in the Anna Engine Plant Wednesday morning, with Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor among the visiting area dignitaries at the occasion. The words “comeback” and “rebound” were repeated often as Taylor and Honda officials spoke of the plan to build the company’s next-generation powertrain technologies in Ohio. The Anna investment correlates with the $120-million investment in the Russells Point transmission plant, announced last year, which will be producing Honda’s new continuously variable transmission (CVT). The CVT technology allows a vehicle to smoothly transition among an infinite range of gear ratios to operate at maximum fuel efficiency. The typical automatic transmission used in cars today shifts among four to six gear ratios. The Anna Engine Plant will manufacture the hightech pulley components for the CVT, to be introduced in the United States with the more powerful and fuel-efficient 2013 Honda Accord. The plant will also begin manufacturing three completely redesigned engines over the next two years. The project is part of the new “Earth Dreams” powertrain technology lineup, which will see the replacement of all of Honda’s engines and transmissions, according to Hide Iwata, president and CEO of Honda of America Manufacturing Inc. “Earth Dreams Technology” is a set of technological advancements to enhance both driving performance and fuel efficiency, aiming to achieve top-of-the-industry fuel efficiency for every category within three years, while setting a goal of reducing carbon dioxide emissions by 30 percent (from year 2000 levels) for all products sold worldwide by 2020. The new production at the Russells Point and Anna plants will create 150 new jobs. “This announcement furthers our commitment

She attended Bowling Green State TROY — Mary W. Cleveland, 88, of University and was a charter member of Troy, Ohio, passed away Tuesday, Jan. the Troy Beta Sigma Phi soror31, 2012, at Miami Valley ity. Hospital, Dayton. She retired from the city of She was preceded in death Troy Recreation Department in by her husband, Ernest E. 1984 and was a member of Cleveland in February 1991; the Miami County Chapter of and her brother, William H. Public Employee Retirees. Weaver in June 1998. She was a member of the She is survived by one son, First United Church of Christ in Kenneth W. Cleveland of Troy. Private services will be Springboro; two daughters: held for the family. Interment Charlene Rock of Sparks, will be at Riverside Cemetery. Nev., and Francine Massie of CLEVELAND Contributions may be made to Huber Heights; six grandchilthe First United Church of Christ dren; and seven great-grandor the Miami County Humane Society. children. Friends also may express condolences Mrs. Cleveland was born Nov. 5, 1923, to the family through www.bairdfuneralin Bryan, Ohio, to the late J. Arter and Blanche (Henry) Weaver.

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Friend’s behavior may be a cry for help

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

Dear Annie: I am a college freshman. My sister, "Katie," is a sophomore in high school. I am on good terms with many of her friends. One, "Jessie," is a bit wild. In November, Jessie messaged me on Facebook. She said she had transferred to a private school because the public school "wasn't good for rebels." She told me she drank and attended crazy parties. She said she often does her homework "while hammered," and that she was writing me during Spanish class. When I came home for winter break, I mentioned the conversation to Katie. She believes if I send this to Jessie's parents, it will cause a huge rift between our families. She thinks I should send it to Jessie's school because they are the only ones who can effect any change. Should I send this to her school? Wouldn't they question my motives, especially since I've waited so long to do anything? — Confused College Student Dear Student: You have no idea whether Jessie is telling the truth or simply trying to shock you. The message could even be a cry for help, in the hope that someone will care enough to be upset with her. Her parents are already aware of her problems, and we doubt the school is oblivious. On your next trip home, it would be a kindness to drop by and talk to Jessie's parents. Ask how she's doing. If they think their daughter has shaped up, you should express your concern that this may not be so. You also can suggest to Jessie that she talk to the school counselor. But beyond that, we caution you to stay out of it. Dear Annie: My fiance, "Steve," has a rocky relationship with his sister, "Sara." We live in New York and are planning to marry next year in Georgia. The problem is, Steve doesn't want Sara to be a bridesmaid, because he thinks she will create drama, and he doesn't want our day to be about her. But she is going to be my sister-in-law, and I'd like her to be one of my bridesmaids. I hope to build a close relationship with her in the future. Since she will have to travel from New York to Georgia to attend the wedding anyway, I cannot imagine not asking her to be in the bridal party. My sister and brother will be attendants, along with one of my cousins. Steve has promised to abide by your advice. — New York Dear New York: We think you should give Sara the opportunity to do the right thing. It could be a good way for her to make amends for past hurts and be closer to her brother. Everyone deserves a second chance. If she becomes difficult or problematic while you are making wedding plans, it is OK to tell her you think she might prefer to attend the wedding as a guest. Dear Annie: I'd like to tell "In Doubt" that if she has a gut feeling that her husband is having an affair, he probably is. Had anyone asked who had the most perfect marriage, the answer would have been my husband and me. After 40 years, I believed he was honest and sincere, but he began flirting with a younger woman in our neighborhood. When I asked him about little things that bothered me, he always assured me there was nothing going on. When I finally discovered the truth, the affair had gone on for four years. He'd taken this woman on vacation (supposedly a men's fishing trip) and met up with her for sex in all sorts of places. It was new and exciting to him. So, if you have that gut feeling and there are worrisome signs, hire a detective. You may not think he would lie, but men get so carried away and feel so young that they would say anything to be able to continue. — Been There Annie's Mailbox is written by Kathy Mitchell and Marcy Sugar, longtime editors of the Ann Landers column. Please email your questions to, or write to: Annie's Mailbox, c/o Creators Syndicate, 737 3rd Street, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254.







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BROADCAST STATIONS 2 News 2 News NBC News Inside Ed. Jeopardy! 30 Rock Parks (N) Office (N) Up-Night The Firm (N) 2 News (:35) Tonight Show (:35) LateN (2) (WDTN) 2 News Health Wild Ohio Midwest To Be Announced Spotlight Miami Valley Events Calendar (5) (TROY) Miami Valley Events News News CBSNews Wheel ET BigBang ¡Rob! (N) Person of Interest (N) The Mentalist (N) News (:35) David Letterman (:35) LateL (7) (WHIO) News 10TV News CBSNews Jeopardy! Wheel BigBang ¡Rob! (N) Person of Interest (N) The Mentalist (N) 10TV News (:35) David Letterman (:35) LateL (10) (WBNS) 10TV News Business S.Wine (R) Old House House (N) Antiques Roadshow (R) Ground War (R) Take Stand (R) Charlie Rose (16) (WPTD) E.Company Fetch! (R) PBS NewsHour Journal T. Smiley PBS NewsHour Nature (R) Nova Inside Nature's Giants Globe Trekker PBS NewsHour (16.2) (THINK) Charlie Rose Crafting (R) Truth$$ (R) W.Shop (R) Steves' (R) B. Wolf (R) Cooking (R) Ming (R) Chef Besh Garden (R) Truth$$ (R) W.Shop (R) Place (R) Crafting (R) (16.3) (LIFE) Steves' (R) B. Wolf (R) Place (R) INC News World News ET Sound Off Wipeout (N) Grey's A. "If/ Then" (N) Private Practice (N) INC News (:35) News (:05) Jimmy Kimmel Live (21) (WPTA) INC News at 5 22 News World News Judge Judy Fam. Feud Wipeout (N) Grey's A. "If/ Then" (N) Private Practice (N) 22 News (:35) News Jimmy Kimmel Live (22) (WKEF) Maury 30 Rock Mother (R) Mother (R) 2½Men (R) 2½Men (R) The Vampire Diaries (N) Secret "Medallion" (N) 2 NEWS 30 Rock FamilyG (R) FamilyG (R) AmerD (R) Friends (R) (26) (WBDT) Ray (R) News NBC News Wheel Jeopardy! 30 Rock Parks (N) Office (N) Up-Night The Firm (N) News (:35) Tonight Show (:35) LateN (35) (WLIO) Inside Ed. ET Good News Potter BeScenes Joel Osteen J. Prince BHouston Praise the Lord Holy Land Evidence (43) (WKOI) Praise the Lord John Hagee J. Meyer Griffith (R) Griffith (R) Whiz Quiz His Heart Sport Rep. News Wretched J. Prince Gaither Homecoming (44) (WTLW) Hazel (R) Father (R) The 700 Club BBang (R) Simps. (R) American Idol (N) The Finder (N) Fox 45 News at 10 The Office Excused The Steve Wilkos Show (45) (WRGT) BBang (R) Simps. (R) Judge Judy News

More American Graffiti ('79) Ron Howard, Paul LeMat. Without a Trace (R) Without a Trace (R)

Beverly Hills Cop III ('94) Eddie Murphy.

The Golden Child (45.2) (MNT) Movie The Insider BBang (R) BBang (R) WFFT Local News TMZ Gossip Q KingH (R) Acc.Jim (R) (55) (WFFT) Office (R) Office (R) Mother (R) Mother (R) 2½Men (R) 2½Men (R) Extra CABLE STATIONS The First 48 (R) The First 48 (R) The First 48 (R) The First 48 (R) The First 48 (R) The First 48 (R) The First 48 (R) (A&E) The First 48 (R) CSI: Miami (R)

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Get Rich or Die Tryin' ('05) 50 Cent, Terrence Howard. Billy on Billy on (R) Hoppus (R) Movie (FUSE) New Music Billy on (4:)

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Wisegal ('07) Jason Gedrick, Alyssa Milano.

Almost Golden ('95) Ron Silver, Sela Ward. Murder in the Hamptons Poppy Montgomery.

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Borrowed Hearts ('97) Roma Downey.

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Lies My Father Told Me ('75) Jan Kadar.

The Professionals ('67) Burt Lancaster. (:15)

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Big Stan ('08) David Carradine. (:50)

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Ruthless People Brooklyn Boheme ('11) Spike Lee. Shameless (R) Comedy Beach H. Lies (R) Califor. (R) (SHOW) (4:30) The Extra Man Katie Holmes. Casino Jack ('10) Barry Pepper, Kevin Spacey. (:55)

The Sum of All Fears ('02) Ben Affleck. Fair Game ('10,Drama) Sean Penn, Naomi Watts.

The Company Men Ben Affleck. (:45) Dirty Love Jenny McCarthy. (TMC) (4:15) Boat Trip



HOW TO PLAY: Complete the grid so that every row, column and 3x3 box contains every digit from 1 to 9 inclusively. Find answers to today’s puzzle in tomorrow’s Troy Daily News. YESTERDAY’S SOLUTION:


Don’t waste extra coupon savings Dear Heloise: My hint is that everyone should consider giving his or her extra/unused coupons to someone else, whether handing them off directly, taking them to a homeless shelter or leaving them on the counter at a grocery or retail store. It just seems that there are unemployed people who cannot afford to take the paper and get the coupons, or who live in shelters and don’t have an address to get coupon mailers, or who don’t have computers to go online to print coupons, so this is another level of help. Thank

Hints from Heloise Columnist you. — S. Rymer, via email Your heart is in the right place! Coupons reduce the amount of money spent on food and personal items. Check the chamber of commerce in your city or town to find coupondonation opportunities. Or call a

library reference desk! Some classic coupon drop-off sites: • A grocery-store shelf. • A doctor’s office. • A lunchroom or break room at the office. • A church or place of worship. • A community center. — Heloise HANDY SANITIZER Dear Heloise: I finally found my “lost” coffee mug at work but was chagrined to see that someone had been using it to hold ballpoint pens. I tried soap and water to remove the

ink stains, but to no avail. However, there was a bottle of hand sanitizer nearby, and a squirt started to melt the ink instantly! — Marsha in Little Rock, Ark. PURSE SECURITY Dear Heloise: This is for the gals: Often, a car accident will cause your cellphone/handbag to go flying and therefore not be accessible for calling help. Fasten your seatbelt through your handbag strap while buckling up. Be sure to zip the bag closed to keep your phone inside. — Sherri in Erie, Pa.



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HOROSCOPE Thursday, Feb. 2, 2012 There are strong indications that your horizons are likely to be expanded in the year ahead when you begin attempting things that you never dared try before. Your probabilities for success are far better than you think. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) — You should give top priority to matters that are of personal importance. You won’t be nearly as effective if you have to divide your time juggling multiple projects for others. PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) — You have far greater reserves to draw from than you might realize. This will become evident when you have to deal with an unexpected challenge, and do so with aplomb and ginger. ARIES (March 21-April 19) — This can be a good day for launching a new endeavor, especially if there are other people involved. Although, it might be up to you to prime the pump — do so! TAURUS (April 20-May 20) — Developments are stirring that could enhance your security. Any dealings you have that directly affect your status and material circumstances should work out swimmingly. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) — Don’t neglect getting in touch with one of your benevolent contacts who is presently separated from you by distance. Something good could come from re-establishing a line of communication. CANCER (June 21-July 22) — You’re a tough customer to deceive because you won’t take anything for granted or at face value. However, even if you catch someone fibbing, you won’t blow things out of proportion. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) — Because of your desire to be cooperative, others will find you a jovial presence. Any concessions you make will be matched with equal vigor. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) — Don’t waste any more time in focusing efforts on your most ambitious objectives. What has been unattainable in the past is likely to be achieved with relative ease at this juncture. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) — Check out anything new that you would like to learn. Your ability to absorb knowledge and information is keener than usual, enabling you to pick things up quite quickly. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) — Provided you leave nothing up to chance, the end results that you were hoping for will come to pass. However, carefully monitor every step you take. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) — Due to support that was previously denied you, sunshine could now be filtering into several situations that have recently been shrouded by dark clouds. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) — It could be an interesting day, one where you will finally begin to generate some increased earnings. Do the best job that you can, because your rewards will be proportionate to your productivity. COPYRIGHT 2012 United Feature Syndicate, Inc.













Partly cloudy High: 48°

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Partly cloudy High: 50° Low: 32°

Rain likely High: 46° Low: 35°



Chance of rain or snow High: 44° Low: 32°

Mostly cloudy High: 40° Low: 30°

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Cleveland 48° | 46°

Toledo 46° | 44°

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Youngstown 52° | 47°

Mansfield 49° | 45°


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Air Quality Index Moderate


Main Pollutant: Particulate

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Peak group: No Pollen

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Cincinnati 56° | 47°

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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. 59 45 .02 Cldy Albuquerque 54 28 Cldy Atlanta 67 49 .41PCldy Atlantic City 68 46 .02Rain Birmingham 62 53 .38PCldy Bismarck 49 19 Cldy 46 37 .01 Clr Boise Charleston,W.Va. 58 47 .08Rain Charlotte,N.C. 66 45 PCldy Cheyenne 49 22 Cldy Chicago 48 37 PCldy Cincinnati 62 47 .27PCldy Cleveland 50 49 .17 Cldy Columbus,Ohio 61 48 .05 Cldy Concord,N.H. 45 27 .01PCldy Dayton 61 49 .08PCldy Denver 51 26 Cldy Detroit 49 40 Cldy Evansville 64 48 .01 Clr Fairbanks 21B B38 .01 Cldy Grand Rapids 42 37 .05 Cldy Helena 39 22 Cldy Honolulu 82 66 Clr Indianapolis 60 45 .07PCldy 77 48 Cldy Jacksonville Kansas City 63 33 PCldy


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REGIONAL ALMANAC Temperature High Yesterday .............................61 at 3:55 p.m. Low Yesterday..............................49 at 2:09 a.m. Normal High .....................................................36 Normal Low ......................................................21 Record High ........................................64 in 1989 Record Low..........................................-5 in 1929

Precipitation 24 hours ending at 5 p.m..............................0.06 Month to date ................................................0.06 Normal month to date ...................................0.08 Year to date ...................................................4.79 Normal year to date ......................................2.90 Snowfall yesterday ........................................0.00

TODAY IN HISTORY (AP) — Today is Thursday, Feb. 2, the 33rd day of 2012. There are 333 days left in the year. This is Groundhog Day. Today’s Highlight in History: On Feb. 2, 1912, Frederick R. Law parachuted from the torch of the Statue of Liberty in a stunt filmed by Pathe (PA’-thay) News. On this date: • In 1653, New Amsterdam now New York City was incorporated. • In 1848, the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, ending the Mexican-American War, was

signed. • In 1882, Irish poet and novelist James Joyce was born near Dublin. • In 1887, Punxsutawney, Pa., held its first Groundhog Day festival. • In 1922, the James Joyce novel “Ulysses” was published in Paris by Sylvia Beach’s Shakespeare and Co. on Joyce’s 40th birthday. • In 1943, the remainder of Nazi forces from the Battle of Stalingrad surrendered in a major victory for the Soviets in World

War II. • In 1971, Idi Amin, having seized power in Uganda, proclaimed himself president. • One year ago: Supporters of President Hosni Mubarak charged into Cairo’s central square on horses and camels brandishing whips while others rained firebombs from rooftops in what appeared to be an orchestrated assault against protesters trying to topple Egypt’s leader of 30 years. • Today’s Birthdays: Model Christie Brinkley is 58.

Meager Sierra snow worries officials, farmers ECHO SUMMIT, Calif. (AP) — California’s Sierra Nevada snowpack measured a meager 15 inches in some places, officials announced Wednesday, bearing bad news to a state that depends on snowmelt to meet the water needs of 25 million people and more than a million acres of farmland. Resorts are suffering as skiers turn up their noses at manmade snow, especially after last year’s prolific powder. And paltry snow means big worries this summer for farmers in the state’s Central Valley who depend on snowmelt delivered through aqueducts to irrigate the most prolific agricultural region in the nation. The arid great valley provides most of the nation’s table grapes and 80 percent of the world’s almonds, in addition to 400 other crops. The movement from annual crops like tomatoes and broccoli to permanent crops like tree nuts and grapes has farmers struggling in drought years to keep them alive. Electronic measurements taken this week estimate the statewide snowpack at 37 percent of normal for this time of year and 23 percent of the average reading on April 1, when the spring thaw starts. The 15 inches of snow measured at Echo Summit near South Lake Tahoe contained just 3.8 inches of water and bode ill for next year’s water deliveries. The worrisome measurement also is “a little misleading, because we only got most of the snow in the last few days and a couple of inches last night,” said Frank Tehrke, chief of snow survey for the California


Frank Gehrke, chief of snow surveys for the Department of Water Resources, reads the total weight of the snow samples to DWR’s Elizabeth Scott during the snow survey near Echo Summit Calif., Wednesday. Department of Water Resources. “It’s not encouraging for our reservoirs this summer.” Tehrke described the mark as among the lowest since the department began taking measurements in 1946. The dry winter stretches east to the Rocky Mountains, where the snowpack remains below average in Utah and Colorado.

Experts said the lack of fresh snow made for a hard impact when skier Asha Davenport, 19, fell off a chairlift Sunday and died at Utah’s Canyons resort after suffering a seizure. “She probably hit rock-hard snow,” said Beau Uriona, a federal hydrologist based in Salt Lake City. “If you land on soft snow, it’s certainly going to help you

out.” The region got an encouraging start in October, but saw only a handful of storms so far. None have produced the snowfall that state water managers want. Squaw Valley Resort, for example, recorded a cumulative 85 inches of snow so far this year, below its average of 450 inches and nowhere near the 810 inches

recorded in last year’s bountiful blanketing. “So far, we just haven’t received a decent number of winter storms,” DWR Director Mark Cowin said in a statement. He was more pessimistic than he had been a month earlier, when he said that “we still have most of our winter ahead of us.” This year has water managers recalling the drought years of 2007 to 2010, when as little as 35 percent of the water requested could be delivered. Last year’s record snowfall helped fill up the state’s reservoirs, which means the 29 agencies dependent on the state water aqueducts are expected to receive 60 percent of their contracted amounts this year. Farmers who are connected through a federal system of aqueducts are waiting to learn how much water they will be allocated by the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, which also relies on snowpack for its deliveries. Westlands Water District, with more than 600,000 acres of farmland dependent upon imported water for tomatoes, lettuce, almonds and citrus, is planning for less than half of what its contracts promise. “We’re doing the rain dance as much as we can out here,” said spokeswoman Gayle Holman. Officials are not hopeful the region has time to rebound. “The probability of getting back to average is really low” this far into the winter, said Randy Julander, the Utah Snow Survey supervisor. “January doubled our snowpack and we loved that, but we’re getting back into dry, warm weather.”

MENUS • BETHEL Friday — Not available. Friday — Chicken strips, wheat dinner • MILTON-UNION HIGH SCHOOL roll, mixed vegetables, choice of fruit, Friday — Not available. milk. • NEWTON SCHOOLS • COVINGTON SCHOOLS Friday — Stuffed crust pizza, ranch Friday — Mini corn dogs, broccoli and Doritos, broccoli, applesauce and milk. cheese, assorted fruit and milk. • PIQUA SCHOOLS • MIAMI EAST SCHOOLS Friday — Nachos with cheese, refried Friday — Pepperoni pizza, baked pota- beans, mixed vegetables, fresh fruit, to chips, turnovers or applesauce and Giant Goldfish Cracker and milk. milk. • PIQUA CATHOLIC • MILTON-UNION ELEM./MIDDLE SCHOOLS: SCHOOLS Friday — Cheese pizza, salad, choice

of fruit, brownie and milk. • ST. PATRICK Friday — Hot dog, baked beans, potato chips, pears, milk. • TROY CITY SCHOOLS Friday — Grilled chicken on a wheat bun, steamed broccoli, fruit, milk. • TIPP CITY HIGH SCHOOL Friday — Fish sandwich, 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, multi-grain bun, milk. • SENIOR RESOURCE CONNECTION OF DAYTON MEALS ON WHEELS Lunch is served Monday through Friday at 11 a.m. to seniors 60-plus at Trinity Episcopal Church, 60 S. Dorset Road, Troy. To reserve a meal, call (888) 580-3663. A suggested donation of $2 is asked for meals.

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FORKLIFT OPERATOR/ YARD MAN For major brick, block & landscaping company in Sidney Apply in person at: 3246 N. County Road 25A, Troy

Select-Arc, Inc. is seeking a Robotic Welding Technician to work at its Fort Loramie, OH headquarters. Candidates should possess a good mechanical aptitude, have a basic knowledge of all robotic peripheral equipment and exercise good written and oral communications skills. Primary job responsibilities include demonstrating the programming of robotic arc welding and fixturing, performing file management tasks and utilizing the knowledge of the robot teach pendent and program. CWI and CRAW training is a plus.

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Medical office looking for billing specialist. 1-3 years experience required. Apply to:


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Send resume to PO Box 4516 Sidney, OH 45365 An Equal Opportunity Employer

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■ Girls Basketball

Devils split with Indians Staff Reports Four Red Devil boys cracked the 400-series mark Wednesday, leading Tippecanoe to a 2,778-2,659 victory over Central Buckeye Conference foe Stebbins at Pla Mor Lanes in Dayton. The girls, however, were not as fortunate, bowling well individually but faltering in the baker games in a 2,604-2,285 loss to the Indians. Ryan Rittenhouse led the boys with games of 258-212 for a 470 series, Luke Nimer rolled a 246 game and 459 series, Steven Calhoun rolled a 234 game and 430 series, Josh Bellas rolled a 204 game and 407 series and Logan Banks rolled a 171 game and 319 series.

DAYTON “The boys bowled pretty well,” Tippecanoe coach Clay Lavercombe said. Four of the five boys in the 400s is always a good day.” Caitlin Wolff led the girls with games of 201-180 for a 381 series, Chelsea Brown rolled a 225 game and 369 series, Jordan Amspaugh rolled a 173 game and 330 series, Demi York rolled a 171 game and 326 series and Rebecca Milas rolled a 165 game and 323 series. “The girls also put together two really good individual games,” Lavercombe said. “But the baker games were a different story, unfortunately.” Tippecanoe travels to Northwestern today.

SPORTS CALENDAR TODAY Girls Basketball Milton-Union at Waynesville (7:30 p.m.) Twin Valley South at Miami East (7 p.m.) Bethel at Bradford (7 p.m.) Fairlawn at Newton (7 p.m.) Covington at Arcanum (7 p.m.) Troy Christian at Lehman (7:30 p.m.) Bowling Piqua at Troy (4 p.m.) Tippecanoe at Northwestern (4 p.m.)

SATURDAY Boys Basketball Newton at Milton-Union (7:30 p.m.) Covington at Coldwater (7:30 p.m.) Bradford at Riverside (7:30 p.m.) Lehman at Catholic Central (7:30 p.m.) Girls Basketball Troy at Butler (11:30 am.) Tippecanoe at Kenton Ridge (7:30 p.m.) Northridge at Milton-Union (1:30 p.m.) Versailles at Miami East (2:30 p.m.) Covington at New Bremen (2:30 p.m.) Emmanuel Christian at Troy Christian (TBA) Riverside at Bradford (2:30 p.m.) Sidney at Piqua (1:30 p.m.) New Knoxville at Lehman (1:30 p.m.) Gymnastics Troy at Anderson Invite (TBA) Hockey Alter at Troy (4:15 p.m.) Swimming Tippecanoe relays (7 p.m.) Miami East, Piqua at Carroll Invite (3 p.m.) Wrestling Troy, Piqua at GWOC (8 a.m.) Lehman at Triad Invite (10 a.m.)

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■ Bowling

• BASEBALL: Extra Innings in Troy is sponsoring a one-day pitching clinic on Saturday. It will run from 1-3 p.m. for ages 7-12 and from 3:30-5:30 p.m. for ages 13-18. For more information, contact Extra Innings at 339-3330 or • BASEBALL: Tippecanoe High School is hosting the U.S. Baseball Academy camp beginning Sunday for six consecutive Sundays for grades 112. For more information and to register, visit or call (866) 622-4487. • BASKETBALL: No Limit Sports is offering two basketball tournaments: No Limit Sports Tip-Off Classic on Feb. 11-12 for grades 3-6, and No Limit Sports Spring Preview on March 9-11 for grades 3-9. Both tournaments are $250 per team with a three-game guarantee. Visit or call (937) 335-0738 for more information. • BASEBALL: Troy High School will host a baseball clinic for ages 9-14 from 9 a.m.-noon Feb. 18. The cost is $25 if registered by Feb. 15 or $30 for late registration. Download the signup form at or contact coach Ty Welker at

FRIDAY Boys Basketball Butler at Troy (7:30 p.m.) Spr. Shawnee at Tippecanoe (7:30 p.m.) Dixie at Milton-Union (7:30 p.m.) Bradford at Miami East (8 p.m.) Bethel at Mississinawa Valley (8 p.m.) Ansonia at Newton (8 p.m.) Franklin Monroe at Covington (8 p.m.) Troy Christian at Lehman (7:30 p.m.) Sidney at Piqua (7:30 p.m.) Bowling Indian Lake at Tippecanoe (4 p.m.) Wrestling Troy, Piqua at GWOC (5 p.m.)



Troy’s Todda Norris coasts in for a layup Wednesday against Greenville.

A big difference Norris’ double-double leads Trojans past Wave BY JOSH BROWN Sports Editor

Vikings swept at tri Staff Reports The Miami East Vikings were swept during a tri-meet at Kenton Ridge Wednesday night, falling to the host Cougars 58-16 before losing to the Tippecanoe Red Devils 4828. Still, Austin Rush (132) was a bright spot for Miami East, winning both of his matches in thrilling fashion. First he came back from down 7-1 after one period and won 14-8 against Kenton Ridge, then he scored an 8-6 overtime win over Tippecanoe’s Jarrett Wasson.

Even after coasting to a blowout win, the Troy Trojans weren’t completely happy. Troy coach Nathan Kopp took that as a good sign. “We’re at a point now where some of the kids were hanging their heads because we let them score more than we wanted to defensively,” Kopp said. “They weren’t happy with their performance, even in a win — and we want that.”

TROY Troy held an opponent to less than 10 field goals for the second straight game, forcing a whopping 37 turnovers with a high-pressure defensive effort, turning many of those takeaways into easy points on the other end, pulling away early and cruising to a 52-36 victory over the Greenville Green Wave Wednesday at the Trojan Activities Center. The win put the Trojans (125, 7-0 Greater Western Ohio Troy’s Zechariah Bond drives around the Greenville defense ■ See TROJANS on 16 Wednesday at the Trojan Activities Center.

SPRINGFIELD “Austin finished sixth at the LCC, and he came out strong tonight wrestling up a weight class,” Miami East coach Jason Sroufe said. “That’s what we need — guys peaking at the end of the season.” Allen Seagraves scored a pin against Kenton Ridge and Aaron Hubbard added a pin during the match against Tippecanoe.

■ College Football

Winning the fight Meyer scores big on signing day

Brady knows what he’ll face It’s no secret how to stay out of trouble against the New York Giants. Doing it, however, is another matter. The Giants have perhaps the best pass rushers in the NFL, a group Brady knows all too well. See Page 14.

COLUMBUS (AP) — When opposing recruiters brought up Ohio State’s bowl ban and other problems, new Buckeyes coach Urban Meyer fought back. “It was a two-week assault,” Meyer said after signing 25 players in what many experts have termed a class that is top-5 in the country. “But instead of waiting for that to come, we went AP PHOTO after it. We were extremely proOhio State football coach Urban Meyer answers questions from active.” reporters during a national signing day event on Wednesday in Despite a 2012 bowl ban, Columbus. NCAA probation and recruiting

limitations, the forced resignation of Jim Tressel and the most losses (seven) for the Buckeyes since 1897, Meyer’s first recruiting class was an unqualified success. The headline-grabbing position was the defensive line, particularly end, where the Buckeyes locked up Adolphus Washington (6-foot-4, 230 pounds from Cincinnati), Noah Spence (6-4, 245 out of

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Colts owner in wait-and-see mode with Manning INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Jim Irsay is putting the Peyton Manning decision on hold. The Colts owner said Wednesday he will monitor Manning’s recovery from Sept. 8 neck surgery over the next month and may wait until the last possible moment to determine whether to pay the quarterback a $28 million roster bonus, redo the five-year contract he signed last summer or risk losing the fourtime MVP as a free agent. “It’s two-phased. There’s the medical aspect, as to whether he can play at a really high level and that’s

the only place he wants to be. Can he drill it in Foxboro in 10 degrees, 50 yards, that sort of thing,” Irsay told a small group of reporters. “The second issue has always been his health and the risks of going back onto the field. When the Super Bowl ends, he and I will continue to talk about it.” MANNING The sticky situation has been a hot topic in Indianapolis, where Manning’s younger brother, Eli, will try to win his second Super Bowl ring with the

Giants on Sunday against Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, who is trying to win his fourth title. No matter what Giants and Patriots players and coaches have said this week, Peyton Manning somehow winds up stealing the headlines. Just two days after Irsay said he wouldn’t talk about Manning again this week, he broke that embargo and discussed the ongoing overhaul of the franchise. Since Jan. 2, Irsay has

fired vice chairman Bill Polian, general manager Chris Polian, coach Jim Caldwell and most of Caldwell’s staff. The next big decision is all about Manning, who didn’t play a minute last season. The surgery was his third in 19 months, and he still hasn’t fully recovered. With a March 8 deadline to pay the bonus, Irsay intends to take his time making this call. “Look, anything is possible if the two parties choose to get together,” Irsay said when asked about redoing Manning’s $90 million contract.

Even if Manning is healthy enough to play a 15th season, the questions are sure to continue. Earlier Wednesday, new offensive coordinator Bruce Arians said he hopes Manning returns to the Colts though he believes the best way for a rookie quarterback to learn is by playing. He didn’t drop hints about the Colts’ plans for Manning or what Indy would do with the No. 1 overall draft pick. Irsay has already said the Colts will choose Manning’s successor in April. The decision is expected to come down to pre-

sumed No. 1 choice Andrew Luck or Heisman Trophy winner Robert Griffin III — either of whom would get playing time if Arians has a say. “I say let him grow, man, put him out there and let him play,” Arians said. “They are going to make mistakes. You have to live with it and learn from it to get better.” Arians was the first NFL quarterbacks coach to work with Manning, the No. 1 choice in 1998. He also tutored former No. 1 pick Tim Couch in Cleveland and Ben Roethlisberger in Pittsburgh during the last five seasons.

Nobodies can be heroes Super Bowls often won and lost by unsung players


New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady throws during practice Wednesday in Indianapolis. The Patriots are scheduled to face the New York Giants in Super Bowl XLVI on Sunday.

Easier said than done Brady knows key to beating Giants — avoid the rush INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — It’s no secret how to stay out of trouble against the New York Giants. Doing it, however, is another matter. The Giants have perhaps the best pass rushers in the NFL, a group Brady knows all too well. He absorbed five sacks and was hit nine times when the New England Patriots lost to the Giants 17-14 in the Super Bowl four years ago. Brady was only sacked twice when the teams met Nov. 6, but one of those miscues resulted in a Giants touchdown one play later. “This team has a very good pass rush. I’ve seen it game after game,” Brady said Wednesday. “They can get to the quarterback. They can hit the quarterback. They can force the quarterback into some bad decisions and some bad throws. We’re going to try and eliminate those. We really can’t afford too many of those on Sunday. “We had too many of those the last time we played them, and we’re not going to be able to win the game making mistakes.” Especially not with the way the Giants are playing right now.

The Giants finished the regular season tied for third in the NFL with 48 sacks. Eleven of those came in the last two games of the regular season, victories over the crosstown rival Jets and Dallas Cowboys, and the Giants have added nine more in their three playoff wins. What makes New York’s pass rush so ferocious is that it never stops coming, with a line that goes eight deep. All Pro Jason PierrePaul led the team with 16 1/2 sacks in his second season, while Osi Umenyiora had nine in only nine games. Justin Tuck and backup defensive end Dave Tollefson had five apiece, Chris Canty added four and fellow tackle Linval Joseph had two. Oh, and don’t forget linebacker Mathias Kiwanuka, who had 3 1/2 sacks playing as a lineman in passing situations. “It wouldn’t be the Super Bowl if they weren’t talking about coming to knock me down and trying to knock me out,” Brady said. “That’s what I expect. And you know what? Our offensive line gets paid to keep those guys out of there.”

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — For every Drew Brees and Ray Lewis, there is a David Tyree or Larry Brown. Not only do superstars win Super Bowls, super nobodies are heroes, too. And there are plenty of candidates for Sunday’s title game between the New York Giants and New England Patriots. “Look at a guy like Sterling Moore,” said Patriots linebacker Rob Ninkovich, a good candidate himself to leap from obscure to acclaimed. “If Sterling doesn’t make that play against Baltimore, we obviously would not be here. It’s the play that got us to the Super Bowl.” Moore, a rookie free agent cut by the Raiders and picked up for New England’s practice squad in October, might have been best known for missing a tackle on Torrey Smith’s 29yard TD reception earlier in the AFC championship game. Then he stripped the ball in the end zone from Ravens receiver Lee Evans on what would have been a winning touchdown. “Everybody else is tweeting me and texting me that I’m going to go down in history for that play,” Moore said. “I don’t think I understand. But we have another big game on Sunday, so if I come out here and screw this game up it means nothing.” Nothing sets Giants fans to celebrating more than highlights of “The Catch.” Tyree’s remarkable reception with the ball flush against his helmet came on a desperation pass from Eli Manning on the winning drive in the 2008 Super Bowl, an upset that shattered the Patriots’ unbeaten season. Even though Tyree had an earlier touchdown catch in the 17-14 win, he was hardly a prime candidate for a central role in Big Blue lore. He mainly was a specialteamer a good one, too and usually the fifth option in the passing game. That is, if he made it onto the field as a receiver at all. “David Tyree showed that anybody can play that role, you just need the opportunity to do it,” said Devin Thomas, who, basically, is this season’s Tyree, with the same roles on special teams and offense. “For me, special teams might be the way to make that happen with a return, maybe a


New York Giants receiver David Tyree (85) catches a 32-yard pass in the clutches of New England Patriots safety Rodney Harrison (37) during the fourth quarter of Super Bowl XLII at the University of Phoenix Stadium Feb. 3, 2008 in Glendale, Ariz. hit, a fumble.” Thomas recovered the muff and the fumble on punt returns by San Francisco’s Kyle Williams in the NFC championship game. Before that, he was a bust for the Redskins after being drafted in the second round in 2008, and almost an afterthought in the Meadowlands for much of this season. “Every play is my chance to be a hero,” he said Wednesday. “I think I always take that outlook onto the field, but it’s also something I get the opportunity to share with my teammates: Any of them can be a hero, too.” Two relative unknowns ended up winning Super Bowl MVP honors thanks to key interceptions. Tampa Bay free safety Dexter Jackson grabbed a pair of

passes from Oakland’s Rich Gannon, merely the league’s 2002 MVP, in the Bucs’ 4821 romp that year. Dallas cornerback Larry Brown had two picks, returning one for the clinching touchdown, in the Cowboys’ 27-17 Super Bowl victory over Pittsburgh in 1996. His teammates included Hall of Famers Emmitt Smith, Troy Aikman and Michael Irvin, and in the secondary alone, Deion Sanders and Darren Woodson. Brown parlayed that performance into a big-money free agent deal with Oakland, and faded into obscurity soon after. Actually, players say planning a hero move is not a good idea. “You can’t try too hard,” Patriots fullback Lousaka Polite said. “All you can do is focus on the task at hand,

whether you’re at fullback, linebacker, on the line, or the quarterback. Do the best job at what you do and if you help the team win, great. Nobody is totally responsible for winning.” But someone can be responsible for making critical plays. “Nah, it doesn’t really come down to one play, or it shouldn’t,” said Giants middle linebacker Chase Blackburn, who spent half the season unsigned and contemplating a career as a middle school teacher. “Not even if it’s one man taking on somebody and stopping him at the goal line. You can’t say one guy won the game.” Still, being an unsung hero has lots of appeal for Blackburn. “Sure,” he said, “because it means we won the game.”

Vinatieri yearns to play in another Super Bowl INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Adam Vinatieri lined up a Super Bowl kick and let it fly, straight through the yellow uprights. Several dozen fans surrounding the netted area applauded and cheered. What did it win? A few smiles, nothing more. That’s how the kicker’s long-awaited week is going. One of the most successful kickers in Super Bowl history lost his chance for another title-game winner when the Colts fell apart this season. Instead of doing Super Bowl media interviews in downtown hotels on Wednesday,

Vinatieri was down the street at the convention center, participating in an NFL Experience fan event. “As much as I love the fans, this is a lot of fun — but it doesn’t compare to being on the field,” he said, in an interview. “It was a tough year for us. We never really had a chance at the Super Bowl after halfway through the season. You miss it. You yearn for it, and you’re thinking about it a lot, just reliving memories.” His best ones came with New England, which is playing the New York Giants at Lucas Oil Stadium on Sunday. His

48-yarder as time expired beat St. Louis 20-17 in 2002. He also had a 41yarder with 4 seconds left that beat Carolina 32-29 in the 2004 Super Bowl. Vinatieri moved to Indianapolis as a free agent after the 2005 season and won another Super Bowl in 2007. He’s been on four league champions and is the only kicker to appear in five Super Bowls three with New England. Now, New England could win another without him in the Colts’ place. “I’ve got a lot of friends that still play there, coaches there that I wish well,” he said. “I want to see them

do well. If they win, congratulations, I’m excited and happy for them. I’ll watch with added interest.” • Comedian Brady Tom Brady certainly didn’t make any friends in Buffalo with his comments about the city’s hotels during Wednesday’s media session before the Super Bowl. While explaining that his father has often traveled to see him play over the years, he dropped an unexpected zinger on the AFC East rival team’s city. “I don’t know if you’ve ever been to the hotels in Buffalo, but they’re not the

nicest places in the world,” the Patriots quarterback said, drawing some laughter. After he left the podium, he was asked if Buffalo’s hotels were the worst. “It’s a joke,” he said, laughing. “Don’t you go writing that and get me in trouble.” Too late, Tom. • Running Their Mouths The heads of the Boston and New York Marathon are getting into the betting action heading into Sunday’s Super Bowl between the Giants and New England Patriots. If the Patriots win, New

York Road Runners president Mary Wittenberg will wear a Tom Brady jersey during the Boston Athletic Association 5K on April 15, the day before the Boston Marathon. If the Giants win, B.A.A. executive director Tom Grilk will wear an Eli Manning jersey during the 2012 NYRR Dash to the Finish Line 5K, on New York City Marathon weekend. The two marathons are part of the World Marathon Major series, which awards a $500,000 bonus each year to the top man and woman competitors at the five most prestigious 26.2-mile races.


FOOTBALL National Football League Playoff Glance All Times EST Wild-card Playoffs Saturday, Jan. 7 Houston 31, Cincinnati 10 New Orleans 45, Detroit 28 Sunday, Jan. 8 New York 24, Atlanta 2 Denver 29, Pittsburgh 23, OT Divisional Playoffs Saturday, Jan. 14 San Francisco 36, New Orleans 32 Denver at New England, 8 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 15 Baltimore 20, Houston 13 N.Y. Giants 37, Green Bay 20 Conference Championships Sunday, Jan. 22 New England 23, Baltimore 20 N.Y. Giants 20, San Francisco 17, OT Pro Bowl Sunday, Jan. 29 At Honolulu AFC 59, NFC 41 Super Bowl Sunday, Feb. 5 At Indianapolis New England vs. N.Y. Giants, 6:20 p.m. College Football FBS Bowl Glance Subject to Change All Times EST Saturday, Feb. 5 Texas vs. Nation At San Antonio Texas vs. Nation, 2 p.m. (CBSSN)

BASEBALL 2012 Spring Training Dates By The Associated Press Baltimore . . . . . . . .Feb.19-Feb. Boston . . . . . . . . . .Feb.21-Feb. Chicago White Sox Feb.23-Feb. Cleveland . . . . . . . .Feb.22-Feb. Detroit . . . . . . . . . .Feb.20-Feb. Kansas City . . . . . .Feb.21-Feb. L.A. Angels . . . . . . .Feb.20-Feb. Minnesota . . . . . . .Feb.19-Feb. N.Y.Yankees . . . . . .Feb.20-Feb. Oakland . . . . . . . . .Feb.19-Feb. Seattle . . . . . . . . . .Feb.12-Feb. Tampa Bay . . . . . . .Feb.21-Feb. Texas . . . . . . . . . . .Feb.23-Feb. Toronto . . . . . . . . . .Feb.22-Feb. Arizona . . . . . . . . . .Feb.20-Feb. Atlanta . . . . . . . . . .Feb.20-Feb. Chicago Cubs . . . .Feb.19-Feb. Cincinnati . . . . . . . .Feb.19-Feb. Colorado . . . . . . . .Feb.20-Feb. Houston . . . . . . . . .Feb.20-Feb. L.A. Dodgers . . . . .Feb.22-Feb. Miami . . . . . . . . . . .Feb.22-Feb. Milwaukee . . . . . . .Feb.20-Feb. N.Y. Mets . . . . . . . .Feb.22-Feb. Philadelphia . . . . . .Feb.19 -Feb. Pittsburgh . . . . . . . .Feb.19 -Feb. St. Louis . . . . . . . . .Feb.19 -Feb. San Diego . . . . . . .Feb.20 -Feb. San Francisco . . . .Feb.19 -Feb. Washington . . . . . .Feb.20-Feb.

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BASKETBALL National Basketball Association All Times EST EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division Pct GB W L Philadelphia 16 6 .727 — Boston 11 10 .524 4½ 8 13 .381 7½ New York 8 15 .348 8½ New Jersey 7 16 .304 9½ Toronto Southeast Division Pct GB W L 16 6 .727 — Atlanta Miami 16 6 .727 — Orlando 13 9 .591 3 Washington 4 18 .182 12 Charlotte 3 19 .136 13 Central Division Pct GB W L 18 6 .750 — Chicago 15 6 .714 1½ Indiana 10 11 .476 6½ Milwaukee Cleveland 8 12 .400 8 Detroit 4 20 .167 14 WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division Pct GB W L 14 9 .609 — Dallas 14 9 .609 — San Antonio 12 10 .545 1½ Houston 11 10 .524 2 Memphis New Orleans 4 18 .182 9½ Northwest Division W L Pct GB Oklahoma City 17 4 .810 — 14 7 .667 3 Denver 12 7 .632 4 Utah 12 9 .571 5 Portland 10 12 .455 7½ Minnesota Pacific Division W L Pct GB L.A. Clippers 12 6 .667 — L.A. Lakers 13 9 .591 1 Phoenix 8 13 .381 5½ Golden State 7 12 .368 5½ Sacramento 6 15 .286 7½ Tuesday's Games Boston 93, Cleveland 90 Indiana 106, New Jersey 99 Atlanta 100, Toronto 77 New York 113, Detroit 86 Memphis 100, Denver 97, OT Golden State 93, Sacramento 90 L.A. Lakers 106, Charlotte 73 Wednesday's Games Orlando 109, Washington 103 Philadelphia 98, Chicago 82 Boston 100, Toronto 64 New Jersey 99, Detroit 96 Oklahoma City 95, Dallas 86 Phoenix 120, New Orleans 103 Indiana 109, Minnesota 99 Milwaukee 105, Miami 97 San Antonio 99, Houston 91 Charlotte at Portland, 10 p.m. L.A. Clippers at Utah, 10:30 p.m. Thursday's Games Memphis at Atlanta, 7:30 p.m. Chicago at New York, 8 p.m. New Orleans at San Antonio, 8:30 p.m. Portland at Sacramento, 10 p.m. Utah at Golden State, 10:30 p.m. Denver at L.A. Clippers, 10:30 p.m. Friday's Games Washington at Toronto, 7 p.m. Miami at Philadelphia, 7 p.m. Cleveland at Orlando, 7 p.m. Minnesota at New Jersey, 7:30 p.m. Milwaukee at Detroit, 7:30 p.m. Phoenix at Houston, 8 p.m. Memphis at Oklahoma City, 8 p.m. New York at Boston, 8 p.m. Indiana at Dallas, 8:30 p.m. L.A. Lakers at Denver, 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 through Jan. 29, total points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote and pre-

vious ranking: Pts Prv .............................Record 1. Kentucky (63).....21-1 1,623 1 2. Syracuse (2) ......22-1 1,550 3 3. Ohio St...............19-3 1,498 4 4. Missouri .............19-2 1,363 2 5. North Carolina ...18-3 1,331 7 6. Baylor.................19-2 1,310 6 7. Duke...................18-3 1,250 8 8. Kansas...............17-4 1,178 5 9. Michigan St........17-4 1,098 10 10. Murray St. ........21-0 979 11 11. UNLV................20-3 936 12 12. Florida..............17-4 861 14 13. Creighton .........20-2 803 15 14. Georgetown .....16-4 762 9 15. Marquette.........18-4 682 17 16. Virginia .............17-3 578 19 17. San Diego St. ..18-3 566 13 18. Saint Mary's (Cal)21-2 472 21 19. Wisconsin.........17-5 415 25 20. Indiana .............17-5 395 16 21. Florida St. ........14-6 375 23 22. Mississippi St. ..17-5 329 18 23. Michigan ..........16-6 305 20 24. Gonzaga ..........17-3 141 — 25. Vanderbilt .........16-5 102 — Others receiving votes: Harvard 69, Louisville 65, Kansas St. 40, West Virginia 12, Wichita St. 9, Nevada 6, Notre Dame 6, Southern Miss. 5, Iowa St. 3, Long Beach St. 3, Iona 2, UConn 2, Illinois 1. USA Today/ESPN Top 25 Poll The top 25 teams in the USA TodayESPN men's college basketball poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Jan. 29, points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote and previous ranking: .............................Record Pts Pvs 1. Kentucky (31).....21-1 775 1 2. Syracuse............22-1 730 4 3. Ohio State..........19-3 726 3 4. Missouri .............19-2 635 2 5. Duke...................18-3 631 6 6. Baylor.................19-2 622 7 6. North Carolina ...18-3 622 8 8. Kansas...............17-4 548 5 9. Murray State ......21-0 511 9 10. Michigan State.17-4 456 11 11. Florida..............17-4 445 13 12. Creighton .........20-2 426 14 13. UNLV................20-3 399 15 14. Georgetown .....16-4 355 10 15. Marquette.........18-4 323 18 16. Saint Mary's.....21-2 284 20 17. San Diego State18-3 264 12 18. Virginia .............17-3 253 21 19. Mississippi State17-5 193 16 20. Indiana .............17-5 142 17 20. Wisconsin.........17-5 142 25 22. Michigan ..........16-6 120 22 23. Harvard ............18-2 116 23 85 — 24. Florida State ....14-6 68 25 25. Louisville ..........17-5 Others receiving votes: Gonzaga 65, Vanderbilt 36, UConn 21, Nevada 18, Kansas State 15, Iowa State 9, Middle Tennessee 9, Wichita State 7, New Mexico 6, West Virginia 6, Southern Miss. 4, Long Beach State 3, California 2, Temple 2, Notre Dame 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. 29, 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. Baylor (40) .........21-0 1,000 1 2. Notre Dame .......21-1 960 2 3. UConn................19-2 916 3 4. Stanford .............18-1 882 4 5. Duke...................17-2 834 5 6. Kentucky ............20-2 808 6 7. Miami .................19-3 738 10 8. Tennessee..........16-5 693 7 9. Maryland............18-3 635 8 10. Green Bay........19-0 615 12 11. Ohio St.............20-2 614 9 12. Delaware..........18-1 520 15 13. Rutgers ............17-4 516 11 14. Louisville ..........17-4 501 16 15. Purdue .............18-4 407 13 16. Nebraska .........18-3 400 19 17. Georgetown .....17-5 378 20 18. Texas A&M .......14-5 352 14 19. Penn St. ...........16-5 221 18 20. Gonzaga ..........19-3 217 22 21. Georgia ............16-6 154 17 22. BYU .................20-3 136 23 94 25 23. North Carolina .16-5 24. Georgia Tech....16-6 79 — 25. Texas Tech........15-5 70 21 Others receiving votes: St. Bonaventure 61, DePaul 53, South Carolina 48, California 18, Kansas St. 13, Arkansas 12, Princeton 11, St. John's 9, Florida Gulf Coast 8, Oklahoma 6, Kansas 5, San Diego St. 5, Fresno St. 4, UTEP 4, Vanderbilt 2, Michigan St. 1. USA Today/ESPN Women's Top 25 Poll The top 25 teams in the USA TodayESPN Women's college basketball poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Jan. 30, total points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote and last weeks ranking: .............................Record Pts Pvs 1. Baylor (31) .........21-0 775 1 2. Notre Dame .......21-1 742 2 3. UConn................20-2 712 3 4. Stanford .............18-1 684 4 5. Kentucky ............20-2 642 6 6. Duke...................17-3 621 5 7. Miami .................19-3 588 8 8. Tennessee..........16-5 528 9 9. Green Bay..........19-0 501 9 10. Maryland..........18-3 493 7 11. Ohio State........20-2 454 9 12. Louisville ..........17-4 441 14 13. Delaware..........18-1 382 16 14. Rutgers ............17-4 372 12 15. Georgetown .....17-5 338 18 16. Texas A&M .......14-5 333 13 17. Purdue .............18-4 244 17 18. Nebraska .........18-3 226 21 19. Gonzaga ..........19-3 219 20 20. Georgia ............16-6 182 15 21. Penn State .......16-5 154 19 22. Georgia Tech....16-6 104 24 23. DePaul .............16-6 86 22 24. North Carolina .16-5 53 25 25. Kansas.............16-4 45 — Others receiving votes: Texas Tech 30, Vanderbilt 23, St. Bonaventure 19, Middle Tennessee 15, Florida Gulf Coast 14, South Carolina 13, California 12, BYU 8, Michigan State 6, Princeton 3, UTEP 3, UNLV 3, Fresno State 2, Kansas State 2, St. John's 2, South Florida 1. Associated Press boys state basketball poll How a state panel of sports writers and broadcasters rates Ohio high school boys basketball teams in the fourth of seven weekly Associated Press polls, by OHSAA divisions, with won-lost record and total points (firstplace votes in parentheses):



SPORTS ON TV TODAY GOLF 9 a.m. TGC — European PGA Tour, Qatar Masters, first round, at Doha, Qatar (same-day tape) 4 p.m. TGC — PGA Tour, Phoenix Open, first round, at Scottsdale, Ariz. MEN'S COLLEGE BASKETBALL 7 p.m. ESPN — Duke at Virginia Tech ESPN2 — Nebraska at Northwestern 9 p.m.ESPN — UCLA at Washington ESPN2 — South Carolina at Florida 11 p.m. ESPN2 — Gonzaga at BYU FSN — Arizona at California NBA BASKETBALL 8 p.m. TNT — Chicago at New York 10:30 p.m. TNT — Denver at L.A. Clippers WOMEN'S COLLEGE BASKETBALL 9 p.m. FSN — Stanford at Arizona St.

FRIDAY BOXING 10 p.m. ESPN2 — Light heavyweights, Edison Miranda (35-6-0) vs. Isaac Chilemba (18-1-1), at Las Vegas GOLF 9 a.m. TGC — European PGA Tour, Qatar Masters, second round, at Doha, Qatar (same-day tape) 4 p.m. TGC — PGA Tour, Phoenix Open, second round, at Scottsdale, Ariz. MEN'S COLLEGE HOCKEY 7:30 p.m. NBCSP — Cornell at RPI NBA BASKETBALL 8 p.m. ESPN — New York at Boston 10:30 p.m. ESPN — L.A. Lakers at Denver DIVISION I 1, Cols. Northland (23) .....13-1 298 2, Pickerington Cent. (1)...14-1 229 3, Cin. La Salle (3)............16-1 227 4, Olentangy Liberty (2) ...16-0 199 5, Mentor (2).....................13-1 186 6, Cin. Moeller ..................13-2 127 7, Cols. Walnut Ridge .......14-0 120 8, Cle. Hts.........................11-1 88 9, Tol. Whitmer ..................13-2 50 10, Lakewood St. Edward...8-5 34 Others receiving 12 or more points: 11, Mason 21. 11, Cle. St. Ignatius 21. 13, Tol. St. John's 18. 14, Norwalk 14. DIVISION II 1, Day. Dunbar (20) ..........15-0 296 2, Jonathan Alder (2)........13-0 254 3, Alliance (3) ...................16-0 234 4, Defiance (2)..................14-0 203 5, Franklin (2) ...................15-0 147 6, Cin. Taft (2) ...................11-4 142 7, E. Liverpool...................12-2 115 8, Vincent Warren .............11-2 75 9, Lexington......................11-3 43 10, Akr. East .....................12-1 41 Others receiving 12 or more points: 11, Day. Thurgood Marshall 31. 12, Mentor Lake Cath. 23. 13, Akr. SVSM 15. 14, Cle. Benedictine 12. DIVISION III 1, Bloom-Carroll (12)........15-0 272 2, Summit Country Day (5)15-0 245 3, Leavittsburg Labrae (6) 17-0 236 4, St. Peter Chanel (7)......13-1 232 5, Chesapeake .................14-1 178 6, Lima Cent. Cath. (1) .....11-2 126 7, Creston Norwayne........13-1 111 8, Versailles ......................12-2 83 9, Portsmouth ...................15-2 78 10, Ironton ........................12-3 59 Others receiving 12 or more points: 11, Chillicothe Huntington 13. DIVISION IV 1, Berlin Hiland (30) .........14-0 307 2, Ft. Recovery .................13-1 239 3, Jackson Center ..............9-0 216 4, Edgerton (1) .................13-0 191 5, Richmond Hts...............12-1 169 6, Newark Cath.................12-2 160 7, Cols. Africentric ............13-2 124 8, Zanesville Rosecrans...10-3 69 9, Cle. VASJ........................6-7 46 10, Malvern.......................12-3 35 Others receiving 12 or more points: 11, Day. Jefferson 29. 12, Ada 23. 13, Leipsic 21. Wednesday’s Scores Boys Basketball Cin. Hillcrest 76, PACE High School 74 Cin. Oyler 54, Cin. Gamble Montessori 44 Mentor Lake Cath. 39, Cuyahoga Falls Walsh Jesuit 35 Salem 64, Youngs. Liberty 55 St. Marys, W.Va. 64, New Matamoras Frontier 47 St. Clairsville vs. Steubenville, ppd. to Feb 6. Associated Press girls state basketball poll How a state panel of sports writers and broadcasters rates Ohio high school girls basketball teams in the fourth of seven weekly Associated Press polls, by OHSAA divisions, with won-lost record and total points (firstplace votes in parentheses): DIVISION I 1, Reynoldsburg (24)........17-0 287 2, Uniontown Lake (4) ......16-0 252 3, Middleburg Hts. Midpark14-1 193 4, Twinsburg (2) ................12-3 159 5, Pickerington N. .............15-2 158 6, Olentangy Orange........16-1 125 7, Springboro....................13-1 101 8, Can. McKinley ..............12-3 79 9, Cin. Princeton...............13-3 66 10, Kettering Fairmont......14-3 49 Others receiving 12 or more points: 11, Sylvania Northview 26. 12, Cin. Sycamore 23. 13, Zanesville 16. 14, Wadsworth 14. 15, Tol. Notre Dame 13. 15, Lewis Center Olentangy 13. 17, Hudson 12. DIVISION II 1, Day. Carroll (24)............16-0 288 2, Akr. Manchester (4) ......16-0 241 3, Clyde ............................15-1 198 4, Ravenna .......................14-0 197 5, Akr. Hoban....................15-1 154 6, Shelby ..........................14-0 151 7, Day. Chaminade-Julienne15-2117 8, Shaker Hts. H. Brown (2)12-4 93 9, Lima Bath .....................13-2 70 10, Beloit W. Branch .........13-1 29 Others receiving 12 or more points: 11, Clarksville Clinton-Massie 21. 12, Alliance Marlington 17. 13, Tol. Rogers 15. 14, Plain City Jonathan Alder 12. DIVISION III 1, Anna (23) .....................17-0 286

2, Findlay Lib.-Benton (2) .15-0 257 3, Archbold (2)..................17-0 233 4, Oak Hill.........................14-1 175 5, Middletown Madison ....16-1 170 6, Smithville (1).................15-0 166 7, Cols. Africentric ............14-3 80 8, Georgetown..................13-1 70 9, Beverly Ft. Frye ............14-2 68 10, Richwood N. Union (1)15-2 45 Others receiving 12 or more points: 11, Orrville 13. 12, Casstown Miami East. 12. DIVISION IV 1, Ottoville (28) .................15-0 298 2, New Riegel ...................13-0 250 3, N. Lewisburg Triad (2)...15-0 221 4, Newark Cath.................15-1 172 5, Zanesville Rosecrans...13-2 117 T6, Arcadia .......................13-2 101 T6, Arlington.....................13-1 101 8, Waterford ......................13-3 98 9, Cortland Maplewood ....13-2 75 10, Ft. Recovery ...............12-3 64 Others receiving 12 or more points: 11, Maria Stein Marion Local 30. 12, New Madison Tri-Village 23. 13, Berlin Hiland 18. 14, Mansfield St. Peter's 17. 15, N. Ridgeville Lake Ridge 14. 16, New Knoxville 13. Wednesday’s Scores Girls Basketball Akr. Firestone 44, Akr. Hoban 39, OT Akr. Manchester 76, Gnadenhutten Indian Valley 46 Avon 41, Rocky River 39 Bay Village Bay 55, Grafton Midview 22 Beloit W. Branch 44, Carrollton 42 Bowerston Conotton Valley 68, Beallsville 55 Brecksville-Broadview Hts. 57, Berea 29 Brunswick 45, Strongsville 40 Cambridge 69, Wintersville Indian Creek 36 Chagrin Falls Kenston 34, Burton Berkshire 26 Cin. Hills Christian Academy 37, Cin. Country Day 32 Cin. Indian Hill 66, Cin. Deer Park 22 Cin. Madeira 50, N. Bend Taylor 33 Cin. McNicholas 65, St. Bernard Roger Bacon 15 Cin. Oak Hills 43, Hamilton 40 Cin. Princeton 76, Middletown 25 Cin. Seven Hills 52, Hamilton New Miami 46 Cin. Sycamore 63, Cin. Colerain 44 Cin. Wyoming 59, Cin. Finneytown 33 Clarksville Clinton-Massie 72, London Madison Plains 42 Clayton Northmont 57, Beavercreek 53 Cle. Hts. 80, Warrensville Hts. 18 Cle. St. Martin De Porres 35, Wickliffe 29 Crooksville 59, Philo 49 Cuyahoga Hts. 46, Garfield Hts. Trinity 32 Day. Carroll 75, Middletown Fenwick 30 Day. Chaminade-Julienne 57, Kettering Alter 45 Dresden Tri-Valley 49, Warsaw River View 47 E. Liverpool 52, Youngs. Christian 36 Elyria 62, Vermilion 41 Elyria Cath. 55, N. Ridgeville 50 Euclid 52, Maple Hts. 44 Fairborn 61, Miamisburg 42 Fairview 53, Columbia Station Columbia 35 Gates Mills Gilmour 63, Perry 40 Gates Mills Hawken 66, Akr. Elms 56 Greenfield McClain 45, London 39 Hamilton Badin 63, Cin. Purcell Marian 30 Harrison 45, Hamilton Ross 36 Huber Hts. Wayne 50, Springfield 29 Hudson 76, Aurora 27 Independence 47, Parma Hts. Valley Forge 35 Jackson 63, Chillicothe 30 Johnstown-Monroe 67, Danville 54 Kettering Fairmont 54, Centerville 41 Kings Mills Kings 48, Cin.Walnut Hills 39 Lebanon 50, Xenia 39 Lockland 76, Cin. Clark Montessori 39 Logan 47, McArthur Vinton County 42 Madison 50, Hudson WRA 49 Marietta 64, Vincent Warren 60 Mason 52, Fairfield 28 Medina 70, Barberton 23 Medina Highland 43, Copley 18 Mentor 53, Lyndhurst Brush 42 Middleburg Hts. Midpark 65, Avon Lake 18 Middlefield Cardinal 46, Andrews Osborne Academy 35 Milford 46, Cin. Anderson 38

Thursday, February 2, 2012 Mogadore Field 57, Streetsboro 45 Navarre Fairless 56, Wooster Triway 50 New Carlisle Tecumseh 80, Spring. NW 33 Newcomerstown 56, Tuscarawas Cent. Cath. 25 Norton 48, Mantua Crestwood 37 Olmsted Falls 43, Amherst Steele 33 Parma Hts. Holy Name 48, Cle. VASJ 21 Parma Normandy 50, Garfield Hts. 25 Parma Padua 60, Parma 48 Plain City Jonathan Alder 74, St. Paris Graham 42 Ravenna 56, Akr. Coventry 28 Ravenna SE 63, Garrettsville Garfield 35 Rocky River Magnificat 59, Shaker Hts. 45 Solon 83, Akr. SVSM 57 Spring. Kenton Ridge 82, Spring. Greenon 50 Strasburg-Franklin 42, Magnolia Sandy Valley 15 Tallmadge 32, Richfield Revere 24 Troy 52, Greenville 36 Twinsburg 57, Shaker Hts. Hathaway Brown 40 Vandalia Butler 43, Sidney 28 W. Chester Lakota W. 40, Liberty Twp. Lakota E. 39 W. Lafayette Ridgewood 45, Malvern 26 Wadsworth 67, Lodi Cloverleaf 25 Warren Harding 69, Bedford 48 Westlake 49, N. Olmsted 29 Wilmington 56, Loveland 44 Windham 67, Mogadore 61 Zanesville Rosecrans 57, New Concord John Glenn 42 Zanesville W. Muskingum 67, Byesville Meadowbrook 34 Zoarville Tuscarawas Valley 56, Can. Timken 51, 4OT

HOCKEY National Hockey League All Times EST EASTERN CONFERENCE GP W L OT Pts GF GA N.Y. Rangers 49 32 12 5 69136100 Philadelphia 49 29 14 6 64163144 Pittsburgh 51 29 18 4 62157132 New Jersey 49 27 19 3 57133139 N.Y. Islanders49 20 22 7 47120145 Northeast Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA 48 32 14 2 66175105 Boston 53 27 20 6 60160164 Ottawa 51 26 19 6 58156152 Toronto 51 21 24 6 48122151 Buffalo 50 19 22 9 47131137 Montreal Southeast Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA 49 23 15 11 57126138 Florida Washington 50 26 20 4 56141145 Winnipeg 51 23 22 6 52126144 Tampa Bay 49 22 23 4 48140168 52 18 25 9 45132164 Carolina WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA 51 34 16 1 69163118 Detroit Nashville 51 31 16 4 66145131 49 29 13 7 65124102 St. Louis 51 29 15 7 65164147 Chicago Columbus 50 13 31 6 32115169 Northwest Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Vancouver 50 31 15 4 66161124 Minnesota 50 24 19 7 55119131 Colorado 52 26 24 2 54133147 51 23 22 6 52121140 Calgary Edmonton 50 19 26 5 43125144 Pacific Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA San Jose 48 28 14 6 62137110 Los Angeles 50 24 16 10 58111111 Dallas 48 25 21 2 52126136 51 22 21 8 52131138 Phoenix 49 19 23 7 45128145 Anaheim NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. Tuesday's Games New Jersey 4, N.Y. Rangers 3, SO Winnipeg 2, Philadelphia 1, SO Pittsburgh 5, Toronto 4, SO Boston 4, Ottawa 3 N.Y. Islanders 5, Carolina 2 Buffalo 3, Montreal 1 Tampa Bay 4, Washington 3, OT Nashville 5, Minnesota 4 Detroit 3, Calgary 1 Anaheim 4, Phoenix 1 Edmonton 3, Colorado 2 Vancouver 3, Chicago 2, OT San Jose 6, Columbus 0 Wednesday's Games N.Y. Rangers 1, Buffalo 0, SO Toronto 1, Pittsburgh 0 Florida 4, Washington 2 Dallas at Anaheim, 10:30 p.m. Columbus at Los Angeles, 10:30 p.m. Thursday's Games Carolina at Boston, 7 p.m. Montreal at New Jersey, 7 p.m. Nashville at Philadelphia, 7 p.m. Winnipeg at Tampa Bay, 7:30 p.m. Minnesota at Colorado, 9 p.m. Chicago at Edmonton, 9:30 p.m. Detroit at Vancouver, 10 p.m. Dallas at San Jose, 10:30 p.m. Friday's Games N.Y. Islanders at Ottawa, 7:30 p.m. Winnipeg at Florida, 7:30 p.m. Los Angeles at St. Louis, 8 p.m. Chicago at Calgary, 9 p.m. Columbus at Anaheim, 10 p.m.

GOLF World Golf Ranking Through Jan. 29 1. Luke Donald..............Eng 2. Rory McIlroy ...............NIr 3. Lee Westwood ..........Eng 4. Martin Kaymer...........Ger 5. Steve Stricker...........USA 6. Webb Simpson.........USA 7. Adam Scott ...............Aus 8. Charl Schwartzel .......SAf 9. Dustin Johnson ........USA 10. Jason Day ...............Aus 11. Graeme McDowell....NIr 12. Matt Kuchar ...........USA 13. K.J. Choi...................Kor 14. Nick Watney ...........USA 15. Brandt Snedeker....USA 16. Phil Mickelson ........USA 17. Tiger Woods...........USA 18. Sergio Garcia ..........Esp 19. Hunter Mahan........USA 20. Justin Rose .............Eng 21. Ian Poulter...............Eng 22. Bill Haas.................USA 23. Paul Casey..............Eng 24. Bubba Watson........USA 25. Alvaro Quiros ..........Esp 26. Simon Dyson ..........Eng 27. Louis Oosthuizen.....SAf 28. David Toms ............USA 29. Keegan Bradley .....USA 30. Kim Kyung-Tae.........Kor 31. Robert Karlsson .....Swe 32. Thomas Bjorn .........Den 33. Bo Van Pelt ............USA 34. Martin Laird.............Sco 35. Rickie Fowler .........USA

9.75 7.98 7.58 6.08 5.84 5.23 5.16 5.07 4.89 4.75 4.69 4.55 4.36 4.36 4.04 3.89 3.84 3.83 3.77 3.73 3.66 3.61 3.56 3.54 3.44 3.43 3.43 3.41 3.41 3.41 3.39 3.38 3.27 3.17 3.17

36. Anders Hansen.......Den 37. Jason Dufner .........USA 38. Bae Sang-moon.......Kor 39. Francesco Molinari....Ita 40. John Senden...........Aus 41. Fredrik Jacobson....Swe 42. Mark Wilson ...........USA 43. Geoff Ogilvy ............Aus 44. Zach Johnson ........USA 45. Retief Goosen .........SAf 46. Peter Hanson .........Swe 47. Miguel Angel JimenezEsp 48. Aaron Baddeley.......Aus 49. Fernandez-Castano Esp 50. Ryo Ishikawa ...........Jpn 51.Y.E.Yang...................Kor 52. Darren Clarke ...........NIr 53. Jonathan Byrd........USA 54. Gary Woodland......USA 55. Robert Rock............Eng 56. Jim Furyk ...............USA 57. Matteo Manassero ....Ita 58. Ben Crane..............USA 59. Ernie Els..................SAf 60. Greg Chalmers........Aus 61. Ryan Moore ...........USA 62. Robert Allenby ........Aus 63. Charles Howell III ..USA 64. Joost Luiten ............Ned 65. Rory Sabbatini.........SAf 66. Toru Taniguchi..........Jpn 67. Alexander Noren ....Swe 68. Sean O'Hair ...........USA 69. Vijay Singh.................Fji 70. Johnson Wagner....USA 71. Nicolas Colsaerts.....Bel 72. Kevin Na ................USA 73. Hiroyuki Fujita..........Jpn 74. George Coetzee ......SAf 75. Chez Reavie ..........USA

15 3.15 3.13 3.10 3.08 3.08 3.05 3.03 3.00 2.99 2.86 2.83 2.82 2.77 2.72 2.71 2.70 2.66 2.56 2.50 2.48 2.45 2.39 2.38 2.24 2.24 2.19 2.17 2.12 2.12 2.12 2.10 2.10 2.06 2.05 2.05 2.02 2.01 2.01 1.99 1.99

TRANSACTIONS Wednesday's Sports Transactions BASEBALL American League NEW YORK YANKEES_Sent RHP Whelan outright to Kevin Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (IL). SEATTLE MARINERS_Agreed to terms with INF Carlos Guillen on a minor league contract. TORONTO BLUE JAYS_Agreed to terms with RHP Francisco Cordero on a one-year contract. Designated OF Darin Mastroianni for assignment. National League PITTSBURGH PIRATES_Agreed to terms with RHP Juan Cruz on a minor league contract. WASHINGTON NATIONALS_Agreed to terms with RHP Chad Durbin on a minor-league contract. Florida State League STONE CHARLOTTE CRABS_Name Jim Pfander general manager. American Association KANSAS CITY T-BONES_Released LHP Reid Santos, INF Jim Fasano, INF Gerardo Caceres and C John Bowden. LINCOLN SALTDOGS_Signed INF Mike Provencher. Can-Am League NEW JERSEY JACKALS_Signed LHP Isaac Pavlik. Released LHP AJ Wideman. ROCKLAND BOULDERS_Signed OF Norm Hutchins. Frontier League LONDON RIPPERS_Signed RHP Eric Berkowitz and RHP Nick Schreiber. Acquired 1B Mitch Delaney from Quebec (Can-Am) for a player to be named. NORMAL CORNBELTERS_Signed UTL Justin Smith. BASKETBALL National Basketball Association CLEVELAND CAVALIERS_Recalled F Luke Harangody from Canton (NBADL). Women's National Basketball Association WASHINGTON MYSTICS_Acquired G Noelle Quinn from Los Angeles for F Marissa Coleman. FOOTBALL National Football League NFL_Fined New York Giants DE Osi Umenyiora $20,000 for missing a mandatory Super Bowl media session Wednesday morning. KANSAS CITY CHIEFS_Announced the retirement of offensive coordinator Bill Muir. MIAMI DOLPHINS_Named Jim Turner offensive line coach. OAKLAND RAIDERS_Named Greg Knapp offensive coordinator. Canadian Football League EDMONTON ESKIMOS_Signed P/K Eric Wilbur. Released K Damon Duval. WINNIPEG BLUE BOMBERS_Resigned QB Joey Elliott. HOCKEY National Hockey League NHL_Fined Columbus F Jared Boll $2,500 for an illegal check to the head of San Jose F Joe Thornton in a Jan. 31 game. Fined New Jersey F Eric Boulton $2,500 for slashing New York Rangers F Mike Rupp in a Jan. 31 game. ANAHEIM DUCKS_Recalled RW Kyle Palmieri from Syracuse (AHL). BUFFALO SABRES_Recalled F Zack Kassian from Rochester (AHL). CAROLINA HURRICANES_Recalled F Drayson Bowman from Charlotte (AHL). FLORIDA PANTHERS_Recalled G Brian Foster from San Antonio (AHL). MONTREAL CANADIENS_Recalled F Louis Leblanc from Hamilton (AHL). SOCCER Major League Soccer COLORADO RAPIDS_Signed technical director Paul Bravo to a three-year contract extension. LOS ANGELES GALAXY_Signed F Edson Buddle. PHILADELPHIA UNION_Traded MF Kyle Nakazawa and a 2013 secondround draft pick to the LA Galaxy for an international roster spot. COLLEGE NCAA_Placed Nebraska on two years' probation and endorsed the school's self-imposed fine of $38,000 as part of an impermissible benefits case involving textbooks and school supplies. GEORGIA TECH_Announced the resignation of assistant football coach Todd Spencer. GUSTAVUS ADOLPHUS_Named Laura Burnett-Kurie women's soccer coach. MEMPHIS_Named Tim Billings defensive line coach. MONTANA STATEBILLINGS_Announced the resignation of volleyball coach Steve Smith. PROVIDENCE_Announced fresham basketball F Sidiki Johnson will transfer from Arizona. WENTWORTH TECH_Named Bobby Desilets co-head women's soccer coach and women's assistant acrosse coach. WISCONSIN-LA CROSSE_Named Lily Hallock volleyball coach.


Thursday, February 2, 2012



■ Girls Basketball

■ College Basketball


Holloway’s late score wins game

■ CONTINUED FROM 13 Conference North Division) within three victories of wrapping up an outright GWOC North title — they shared it with Trotwood last year. Standing in Troy’s way is the Butler Aviators, who could tie the Trojans atop the division with a victory on Saturday at Butler. Troy defeated Butler 42-36 at Troy earlier in the season — the Aviators’ only loss in division play. “We’re right where we want to be. It’s all about controlling our situation,” Kopp said. “We’re seven games into the league schedule, and we’re right where we need to be.” And spearheading the defensive charge was Todda Norris. Norris finished with a double-double the hard way — and missed a tripledouble by a mere basket — with 11 rebounds, 10 steals and eight points. “Todda — I can’t say enough about her. She was a difference-maker,” Kopp said. “They really struggled to run their offense tonight thanks to her.” And with the score tied at 4-4 late in the first quarter, Norris showed how much of a difference her defense could make. Norris played the key role in a 19-1 Troy run that finished off the first quarter and lasted until the there was only three minutes left in the half. During that time, Norris had six steals — four of which directly led to Troy points. By the time the Trojans were done, they were up 23-7 and never looked back. It was a far cry from the first time the teams met — a 34-31 Troy victory in the second game of the season. In that game, Troy was a mere 1 for 17 from 3-point range. Wednesday, Chelsey Sakal and Kristen Wood each hit two and Courtney Mazzulla came off the bench and hit another. Sakal finished tied for the game high with 14 points, while Wood added 10. “I think we’re playing pretty well right now. We just shot the ball terrible in that game,” Kopp said. “Tonight we held them to nine baskets. You can’t ask for much more than that. “I think we’re a more athletic team than they are, and they were missing a player tonight, too.” Zechariah Bond scored five points and Shelby Schultz added four as nine Trojans scored in the game. Jenna Dowler scored 14 to lead the Green Wave (314, 1-6), while Tara Guillozet added 10. Half of Greenville’s points came from the free


Troy’s Tori Merrell protects the ball from the Greenville defense Wednesday night at the Trojan Activities Center. throw line as the Wave went 18 for 20. Troy got to the line as often but didn’t have as much success, going 15 for 27 — and Troy also missed a number of chances on fast breaks after steals. “We had two or three breakaways that we didn’t convert on,” Kopp said. “This is Game 17, and we need to be converting those every time. We did a little better job of it in the second half, though.” Still, the Trojans know what’s at stake at Butler on Saturday — and what they need to do. “This is a big game, a big opportunity,” Kopp said. “Games like this are the reason you play basketball.” And Troy wants to make sure it’s completely happy with its performance. Greenville — 36 Jenna Dowler 5-4-14, Haleigh Luce 1-5-7, Tara Guillozet 2-6-10, Karlee Lennen 0-0-0, Paige Tester 0-0-0, Patricia DeStefano 0-0-0, Kelsey Tester 0-0-0, Erin Albright 1-3-5, Keisha Warner 0-0-0. Totals: 9-18-36. Troy — 52 Mackenzie Schulz 1-0-2, Chelsey Sakal 4-4-14, Todda Norris 3-2-8, Morgan Taylor 1-1-3, Zechariah Bond 1-3-5, Tori

Troy’s Morgan Taylor drives to the basket Wednesday against Greenville. Merrell 1-1-3, Courtney Mazzulla 1-0-3, Shelby Schultz 2-0-4, Kristen Wood 2-4-10. Totals: 1615-52. Score By Quarters Greenville ............4 13 23 36

Troy....................14 31 41 52 3-point goals: Greenville — none. Troy — Sakal 2, Mazzulla, Wood 2. Records: Greenville 3-14, 16. Troy 12-5, 7-0.

new coaching staff will have just four scholarship quarterbacks on the roster for the 2012 season, although one is Braxton Miller who started almost all of the 2011 season that finished 67. Still, it was a surprising bumper crop, particularly since the recruiting class ranked somewhere between 15 and 25 in the nation in most publications’ evaluations before Meyer was hired on Nov. 29. Ohio State is serving three years of NCAA-mandated probation for failing to monitor Tressel, who played ineligible players during the 2010 season who had taken cash and discounted tattoos from the subject of a federal drugtrafficking probe. As part of their NCAA penalties, the Buckeyes were docked three football scholarships each of the next three years. The 25 signees put the Buckeyes at 81, according to Meyer. Six of the players who signed Wednesday count against last year’s recruit total, plus Meyer hinted that other players may have dropped out,

transferred or will not play due to medical reasons. Many people who follow recruiting closely were stunned by Ohio State’s success. “It’s been an amazing performance by Urban Meyer who has re-emphasized his ability to attract elite, national championship-caliber talent,” said Allen Wallace, national editor for “This class is strong across the board and from (my) perspective, the best Buckeye recruiting effort in the last 10 years.” Meyer repeatedly tried to rein in some of the hype about the incoming class and his role in bringing it in. “I keep hearing this is a top 5, top 3, top 10 class,” he said. “That doesn’t’ mean much to me. What really matters is what happens two, three years from now.” Ohio State handed out only four-year scholarships as part of a Big Ten initiative to meet terms of the new four-year rule (as opposed to the previous standard one-year agreement) established recently

WASHINGTON (AP) — Tu Holloway’s layup with 30 seconds to play capped off a great night for the senior guard as his 21 points, seven assists and six rebounds led Xavier to a 59-58 win over George Washington on Wednesday night. Holloway easily maneuvered past the Colonials for the decisive score. With 1:14 to play, his layup cut George Washington’s lead to 58-57. Xavier (15-7, 6-3 Atlantic 10 Conference) held the Colonials (8-14, 35) scoreless for the last 3:22. Tony Taylor led George Washington with 20 points. Nemanja Mikic scored 19 points and Lasan Kromah had 11 points and a careerhigh 13 rebounds. There were nine lead changes in the last 9 minutes, and neither team committed a turnover in the last 10 minutes. In the last 4 seconds, the Colonials’ Bryan Bynes, Dwayne Smith and Kromah missed shots. Duquesne 83, Dayton 73 DAYTON — B.J. Monteiro scored 20 points to pace four in double figures for Duquesne in an 8373 win over Dayton on Wednesday night, helping the Dukes avoid their first three-game skid of the season. Mike Talley added 15 points, Eric Evans 12 and Jerry Jones 10 for the Dukes (13-9, 4-4 Atlantic 10 Conference). Monteiro also went 4 of 7 from 3-point range for Duquesne, which finished 12 of 23 from the arc (52.2 percent). The Flyers were just 5 of 18 from long distance (27.8 percent). Duquesne stayed ahead for most of this one, building a 16-point lead at one juncture in the opening half that led to a 49-40 advantage at intermission. The Dukes edged the Flyers 34-33 in the second half, sealing the win. Kevin Dillard scored a game-high 22 points to lead Dayton (14-8, 4-4), which has lost a season-high three consecutive games. No. 13 Creighton 102, Illinois State 74 OMAHA, Neb. — Doug McDermott scored 17 of his 25 points in the first half to lead six Creighton players in double figures and the 13th-ranked Bluejays rode a fast start to a 102-74 victory over Illinois State on Wednesday night. The Bluejays (21-2, 11-1 Missouri Valley Conference) won their 11th straight overall and fourth

in a row against the Redbirds (14-9, 6-6). Creighton broke out to a 17-2 lead making eight straight shots and 10 of its first 11, and McDermott was in double figures inside 8 minutes. Grant Gibbs had 12 points and seven assists, Jahenns Manigat and Will Artino added 11 points each and Gregory Echenique and Josh Jones had 10 apiece. Tyler Brown had 21 points and Bryant Allen added 14 for the Redbirds. No. 14 Georgetown 58, UConn 44 WASHINGTON — Hollis Thompson regained his shooting touch with 18 points, and Georgetown held Connecticut to season lows in scoring and shooting in its fourth straight loss. Thompson went 7 for 15 from the field and grabbed nine rebounds. The Big East’s top 3-point shooter went 3 for 7 behind the arc, matching the number of 3s from his last three games combined. The Hoyas (17-4, 7-3), bouncing back from a subpar effort in a loss at Pittsburgh, led by 10 points at halftime and didn’t allow the Huskies to get closer than six the rest of the way. No. 23 Michigan 68, No. 20 Indiana 56 ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Trey Burke scored 18 points, and Michigan raced to a 20-point first-half lead. The Wolverines (17-6, 73 Big Ten) remained unbeaten at home. They got off to a quick start after last weekend’s loss at No. 3 Ohio State, scoring the first 13 points and taking a 28-8 lead. Indiana (17-6, 5-6) twice fought back within two points in the second half, including at 52-50 with 3:20 remaining. Tim Hardaway Jr. hit a big 3pointer for Michigan, and after Indiana’s Derek Elston missed the front end of a 1-and-1, Stu Douglass made a 3-pointer to put the Wolverines up by eight. Jordan Hulls scored 18 points for Indiana, which has lost five of its last seven. No. 21 Florida St. 68, Georgia Tech 54 TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Michael Snaer scored 21 points and Bernard James added 13 as Florida State won its sixth straight. The victory gives Florida State (15-6, 6-1) its best start in league play since joining the ACC for the 1991-92 season and it keeps the Seminoles tied with North Carolina for first place. Duke is right behind at 5-1.

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Buckeyes ■ CONTINUED FROM 13 Harrisburg, Pa.) and Se’von Pittman (6-4, 260 from McKinley High in Canton, Ohio). “I call them the prize of the recruiting class,” said Meyer, who won two national championships in six seasons at Florida before working last year for ESPN while sorting through health concerns. Spence ended up in Columbus despite verbally committing to Penn State one of four Ohio State recruits who switched allegiance from the Nittany Lions while Pittman initially indicated he would go to Michigan State. Two others started out by committing to Notre Dame and another to Wisconsin, yet all ended up teammates under Meyer. “It’s always going to start up front,” said Luke Fickell, defensive coordinator and linebackers coach and last year’s interim coach. “If you’re going to start a class, it’s up front, whether it’s on the offensive or defensive line. The excitement starts there.” Those three signings got

the attention of national recruiting observers. “As with any class at this level, there is a lot to be excited about, but the defensive line stands out as being special,” said Scott Kennedy, director of scouting and recruiting for Meyer also grabbed top running back prospect Bri’onte Dunn and big offensive linemen Taylor Decker (6-8, 315) and Kyle Dodson (6-6, 310). The Buckeyes didn’t get everybody they wanted, however. The player considered by some as the best in the state, offensive lineman Kyle Kalis of Lakewood St. Edward, withdrew his original commitment to Ohio State during the middle of the school’s NCAA problems and decided on rival Michigan. On Wednesday, Wolverines coach Brady Hoke called Kalis “a road grader.” In addition, Ohio State only signed one quarterback former Cleveland Glenville signal-caller Cardale Jones, who spent last year at Fork Union (Va.) Military Academy. The

by the NCAA. Kennedy expressed surprise at how big a year Meyer and Ohio State had. “I’ve had to add an exception to the rule that it takes a full year for a new coach to make an impact,” he said. “Urban Meyer’s impact at Ohio State this quickly has been unprecedented.” • Tide Rolls In Every coach claims to have a great national signing day. Nick Saban actually does every year. Wednesday was no different. By lunchtime, the Alabama coach had most of his latest highly rated recruiting class locked up. The Tide swept through the South to reload. Alabama went over to Baltimore to get wide receiver Cyrus Jones, scooped up eight players from Georgia, three from Florida, picked up a quarterback, Alec Morris, from Texas, and even dipped into LSU territory to grab highly touted safety Landon Collins from Geismar, La. • Florida Trojans With NCAA sanctions kicking in at USC, Lane

Kiffin had 10 fewer scholarships to hand out this year. While the quantity is down, the quality of the Trojans’ class was not, and Kiffin’s crew made a couple of big scores in Florida on signing day. Defensive end Leonard Williams from Daytona Beach, Fla., and receiver Nelson Algholor from Tampa both chose the Trojans. • Snubbing the Irish Did Case Keenum get a seventh year of eligibility? Maybe the most surprising signing day flip-flop came from receiver Deontay Greenberry from Fresno, Calif., who backed off of a long-standing verbal commitment to Notre Dame and signed with Houston. Greenberry made a last visit to Houston, but was still considered lock to end up in South Bend, Ind., as one of the top prizes coach Brian Kelly’s class. Instead, Greenberry is off to Houston to play for new coach Tony Levine, whose Cougars will still use a pass-heavy offense in even with Keenum out of eligibility.


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